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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 08:28 AM)

Is there an English equivalent for what we Germans call "deductions in the B rating"? Context: Someone did something and suceeded on a technical level (as in, achieved the intended goal), but failed to some degree in the details, i.e. there was some collateral damage, or while a technical success, the end result is an aestetic failure. It can be used highly ironically, as in "barely achieved the intended goal, but failed so much in every aspect that's not purely technical that it might as well be considered an utter failure altogether." The German term is derived from the old judging syste in figure skating, which gave separate ratings for "technical merit" and "presentation", with the latter being the origin of the German term.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 November 2019 - 02:32 AM)

Huh. I did not know before today that "medieval" had an alternate spelling "mediaeval". Like "paleontology" and "palaeontology".

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 November 2019 - 04:15 PM)

'Beast Wars in underrated' the comment went. I exploded.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:19 PM)

Absolutely.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

So... you can look like a cop from the 70's AND a huge nerd at the same time?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:09 PM)

I feel like the best way to carry the Switch would be an under-arm torso holster.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 12:31 PM)

It's not. hell. If the 3DS zelda case just stretched a LITTLE more it would fit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 November 2019 - 03:38 AM)

I feel like the Switch Lite is a bit big to have hanging on your belt like that, but I don't take my Switch out with me often anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I must be the only one who wants a switch lite case with a belt loop. o.O

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2019 - 03:03 PM)

I'm gonna have "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For the Cannibal" by Lordi playing in my head all night.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Trick or treaters can only consent to cannibalism in Germania.

@  Sabrblade : (07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Hey, if the trick or treaters can't take some loving insults, that's their problem.

@  Arazyr : (07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Just make sure to put the leftovers in the fridge, so they don't get spoiled.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I love children... but I can never eat a whole one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 November 2019 - 09:52 AM)

I can neither confirm nor deny this allegation.

@  Paladin : (07 November 2019 - 09:46 AM)

...you don't roast the trick or treaters, do you....

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:38 AM)

A cold beer, a warm fire, some smores and trick or treaters... Man, you got this life thing down.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

That actually sounds pretty awesome.

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:59 AM)

we'll move to the open garage if it's raining

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

every Halloween since we got a house, TMM and I chill in the driveway with a fire bowl and roast things while handing out candy. It's pretty great.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 November 2019 - 03:42 AM)

Peter Cullen voiced King Kong let that sink in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:42 PM)

I've noticed that after a year or two, though, people with children will start getting into it for their kids

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:41 PM)

I think a lot of the decline you see in Halloween is due to newcomers to Canada who don't really get it... I mean,there are only a handful of countries in the world that practice this particular oddity

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (06 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I recently attended a talk on Samhain and its associated mythology by a professor from Limerick.

@  Otaku : (06 November 2019 - 11:49 AM)

Trunk or Treats have become more popular because it is supposed to be safer, and even if it isn't, it just tends to be easier for the Trick-or-Treaters.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 November 2019 - 11:00 AM)

That's okay: between ever more extreme weather, ever more violent society, and general paranoia of parents: halloweens not doing to well out here either.

@  Anonymous X : (06 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

We used to have Bonfire Night here in the UK as our thing instead of Halloween... It's withered away for the most part. Halloween used to be the strange American tradition you knew of from ET or various cartoons

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 November 2019 - 06:33 AM)

So that's why I never get invited anywhere.

@  Otaku : (05 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

@Bass X0 Are we talking about the quality of the costumes or their subject matter?  The former is a natural result of cosplay growing less and less niche over the decades.  The latter isn't new; mass produced stuff is at least as old as you or I and are we sure no one dressed as a cowboy or astronaut or whatever in the 1950's?  Monsters weren't allowed at certain parties, strange as it sounds. XP

@  Benbot : (05 November 2019 - 12:23 PM)

is the quick reply broken for anyone else or is it just me?


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Botcon Allspark Get-Together at Sports & Social Club! Fri 4/8, 5:30pm, at 4th Street Live!


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#1 Galenraff

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 09:14 PM

Friday night, the dealer room closes at 5:00, and the Hall of Fame/Concert event at 4th Street Live doesn't start until 8:00.  Gotta eat!  Eat with us!

 

Allspark Get-Together at Sports and Social Club starting at 5:30pm for Burgers, Sandwiches, Pizza (pub fair, generally) - and bowling if you're interested!  Details and menu:

http://www.thesportsandsocialclub.com

 

Another plus is that this restaurant is ALSO located at 4th Street Live (just a 10 min. walk from the hotel/convention) which means when you're done, you'll already be where you need to go to for the Hall of Fame and Concert event!

http://www.4thstlive.com/

 

After that, see the other threads about after-parties and parts parties and keep the fun rolling!


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 10:16 PM

Friday night, the dealer room closes at 5:00, and the Hall of Fame/Concert event at 4th Street Live doesn't start until 8:00.  Gotta eat!  Eat with us!

 

Allspark Get-Together at Sports and Social Club starting at 5:30pm for Burgers, Sandwiches, Pizza (pub fair, generally) - and bowling if you're interested!  Details and menu:

http://www.thesportsandsocialclub.com

 

Another plus is that this restaurant is ALSO located at 4th Street Live (just a 10 min. walk from the hotel/convention) which means when you're done, you'll already be where you need to go to for the Hall of Fame and Concert event!

http://www.4thstlive.com/

 

After that, see the other threads about after-parties and parts parties and keep the fun rolling!

 

I can try to make it to this.


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 11:01 PM

I won't get down there until 7:30-8:00

 

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#4 Defensis Prime

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Posted 06 April 2016 - 11:05 PM

I could be convinced to get all sociable and shit, maybe.

 

(So could Zeffie, I'm sure.)


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Posted 07 April 2016 - 07:25 AM

Maaaaybe? Botcon is always spur-of-the-moment for me, so I won't decide until like five minutes before. 

 

Pizza is hard to resist, though. 



#6 GodmasterElvis

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Posted 07 April 2016 - 03:37 PM

I will be there!



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Posted 07 April 2016 - 03:42 PM

Well, won't be there Friday after all :(

 

But maybe I'll run into some of you on Saturday



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Posted 07 April 2016 - 08:53 PM

For the record 4th Street Live is REALLY easy to find. From Galt House, just go out the main entrance (where you'd go to check in), turn left, and start walking.

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 03:57 PM

Sandwhiches are pretty good. I may be back a bit later.

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 04:57 PM

Me and Doc just got here, not sure how to get with anyone else

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 05:17 PM

Is this not happening then? We've been waiting outside for like 20 minutes and haven't seen a soul.

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 05:21 PM

I'm walking there now



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Posted 08 April 2016 - 06:09 PM

Followed Devcon to the Galt House. Think we're going to make other plans. Have fun everyone else. =)

Edited by Ms Virion, 08 April 2016 - 06:10 PM.


#14 Echowarrior

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 06:17 PM

Opted against going. I had a mostly fun day, but a few frustrations came up, and I opted to retreat to my room and cool down. But I shall attend the concert!


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Posted 08 April 2016 - 06:30 PM

I'm just friggin' late. Accompanying my wife on the walk to the GT meetup before veering off on my own.
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Posted 08 April 2016 - 06:51 PM

It was fun to chat with Devcon and Onix Minor. I'm sure we'll bump into others over the next two days.

Just look for the Uber Scarf in a manky brown coat and red goatee!

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 09:30 PM

Didn't go to the meetup, but I did attend the concert. Chatted with Venus and David, had fun.


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Posted 08 April 2016 - 11:16 PM

It was nice meeting you guys. We'll see you tomorrow
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Posted 09 April 2016 - 06:08 AM

Heading down to Louisville in a bit, should be in about 9 to wait for general admission.

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 01:45 PM

It was great hanging out with Kal and everyone! Finally meeting my fellow 'sparkers face-to-face.

Hopefully it won't be too much longer till the next time.

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