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@  Shrug : (20 October 2018 - 05:28 AM)

Russian interference should have been fighting an uphill battle, but as far as I'm concerned we gave them a head start.

@  Shrug : (20 October 2018 - 05:23 AM)

I disagree with Hillary being a good choice to run against Trump. Plenty of mixed feelings about her long before 2016 within our own party. When the DNC has to rig it's own primaries to get their chosen candidate running, maybe you shouldn't expect an easy landslide at the actual election.

@  Pennpenn : (20 October 2018 - 05:20 AM)

It would have also helped if the US was also an actualy democracy where the candidate who gets the most votes wins, but hey.

@  Rycochet : (20 October 2018 - 04:42 AM)

You helped destroy western democracy, but hey, at least no-one can accuse you of bias... Oh wait, they did, still do, and are going to keep doing so as long as you report facts.

@  Rycochet : (20 October 2018 - 04:39 AM)

Hillary was a good choice to run against Trump, the big problem was the media crawling all over themselves to try and push the idea of fairness, and threw her under the bus to do so. Any hint of impropriety was treated as being exactly the same as actual proven criminal acts by Trump in order to avoid being seen as biased... and at the end of it all, he turned around and bit them for doing so because that's who he is.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:37 AM)

Many right-wingers are using its name as part of our version of the term "libtards": "Left-green filthy".

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:35 AM)

It's the only of the "established" parties (it's almost 40 years old at this point) that has remained true to its principles.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:34 AM)

Meanwhile, some uplifting news from Germany: While our big parties are rapidly losing voters, and our new "we're not really extreme" right-wing party is gaining voters, there is one other party that is scoring massive points, both in polls and the recent Bavarian state election: The Green Party.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:33 AM)

I still think having Hillary run against Drumpf was a bad choice.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 03:32 AM)

Well on the bright side, we know more people voted for HIllary than the cheeto.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:31 AM)

I guess many a prepper might have also voted for the person most likely to bring about the end of society they are waiting for.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:28 AM)

Now let that sink in, and then think about how many people voted for Agent Orange.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:27 AM)

Elected officials often represent how the voters either view themselves, or how they would like to be.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 12:21 AM)

Well I had 8 people watching my stream at one time tonight.. I call that a success...

@  Telly : (19 October 2018 - 11:08 PM)

my latest order from tfsource is coming from pennsylvania. all other ones have come from vegas (or thereabouts). did they move? is there a convention in pennsylvania theyre at and shipped from there?

@  MEDdMI : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 PM)

Unless it's the main cast of Persona 5.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 PM)

I realize there is a certain irony in my vocabulary selection there.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2018 - 10:01 PM)

People who admire public thieves and tricksters are.....sad.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Ah damn it, need to go get some new headphones.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2018 - 06:21 PM)

Power was out for most of the day, and now a boil water advisory. Been a great day so far...

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:31 PM)

Bottom line, he reminds them alternatively of all the con men they grew up with watching on television (i.e. televangelists) or their favorite character from the Bible (i.e. Old Testament God).

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:30 PM)

Bill Maher gave an excellent explanation for why the Religious Right loves Trump so much.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2018 - 05:02 PM)

"NOOOO said the man in washington! It's belongs to the poor!"... oh boy was he wrong.

@  Paladin : (19 October 2018 - 04:34 PM)

see also Andrew Ryan

@  RichardT1977 : (19 October 2018 - 03:18 PM)

Also, "Big Father" has almost all the benefits of "Big Brother", but with none of the drawbacks.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2018 - 02:22 PM)

I'd go with "moron", personally.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 AM)

Why not both?

@  Benbot : (19 October 2018 - 09:56 AM)

I think she was a psychopath.

@  Echowarrior : (19 October 2018 - 09:50 AM)

Ayn Rand was a pretentious bitch.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 October 2018 - 09:31 AM)

But Sven makes way more sense now

@  Noideaforaname : (19 October 2018 - 09:30 AM)

Man, watching the original Voltron cartoon for the first time is so weird after having only seen the Netflix reboot.

@  D.M : (19 October 2018 - 09:09 AM)

+They don't really give a crap about God. All their religious talk is just part of the mask. They wanna look like the ideal citizen (what they consider that to be) - the most Christian of all Christians, the most patriotic of all patriots, etc.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 08:13 AM)

That's because she was also greedy, heartless, and despised the poor, which is something the right often loves more than God.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 October 2018 - 07:55 AM)

I find it rather amusing that the party of the Religious Right sees wisdom in a woman who hated the notion of God almost as much as she hated and feared the idea of being part of a family.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:39 AM)

However, another big issue is cultural differences. We do have a sense of humor, it's just different than in other cultures because it is a product of a different culture. Simply put, what you might find incredibly funny is considered unfunny by Germans... and vice versa.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:38 AM)

It's actually a multi-faceted issue. Yes, some Germans are incredibly devoid of humor, although those people exist in other countries too. I have no ideas regarding statistics, but these people exist.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:37 AM)

So, about this long-standing stereotype that "Germans have no sense of humor"...

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2018 - 03:49 AM)

I got enough Rand fighting my way through the Sword of Truth series. I can't imagine trying to read the original work.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 02:39 AM)

All the people who like Rand should go live in a big underwater city. I cannot foresee anything that could go wrong with such a scenario.

@  MidnightFox : (19 October 2018 - 01:13 AM)

Everyone needs to stop reading Rand

@  Tieria Prime : (18 October 2018 - 10:54 PM)

Gotten a new Gundam gunpla toy model kit 

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 October 2018 - 09:47 PM)

Ugh it's ridiculous how some people worship Rand's ideas.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2018 - 09:07 PM)

That's one of the things the old cable companies got right: Only one or two options per area. The illusion of choice.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2018 - 08:48 PM)

business types need to stop reading Ayn Rand.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2018 - 07:29 PM)

The streaming services are starting to get too saturated and start canabilising each other.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 October 2018 - 06:50 PM)

Good thing I never bought into VRV...Funimation is pulling out. And I got into HiDive at $4 a month.

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2018 - 10:21 AM)

The restauraunt messes up your food, you complain to customer service. Complain to 911 when you get food poisoning from said food.

@  MEDdMI : (18 October 2018 - 07:59 AM)

Ugh. I hate people sometimes.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2018 - 04:00 AM)

I mean, white people are calling the cops on black people for random shit lately, it appears.

@  Pennpenn : (18 October 2018 - 02:49 AM)

It's not that surprising that some people freaked out enough over Youtube being down that they'd call emergency services. I mean, I've heard of at least one instance of someone calling 911 because the restaurant didn't make a cheeseburger to their liking.


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#1 Jalaguy

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:10 AM

As requested, a thread for discussion of the non-Transformers stuff in the IDW Hasbro shared universe. That is:

- G.I. Joe
- Micronauts
- Action Man
- Rom
- M.A.S.K.
- Jem and the Holograms (apparently)

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:24 AM


Lunatrix Alien Empire should appear. Also Robo-Joe.

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:29 AM

Why DIDN'T Robo-Joe appear in Joe vs TF, huh? I mean all joking aside he was literally the embodiment of that book's themes!



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:30 AM

So, Micronauts, huh? Today's issue wasn't quite on the level of issue #3 (that last page, whoof), but it was still pretty good, IMO.
Meanwhile, in Action Man, Ian proves himself to be a bit of a knob.
 

Why DIDN'T Robo-Joe appear in Joe vs TF, huh? I mean all joking aside he was literally the embodiment of that book's themes!


Maybe he'll be in the annual.


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Posted 27 July 2016 - 10:14 AM

Micronauts #4 thoughts:

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ROM #1 thoughts:

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Edited by Sockie, 27 July 2016 - 10:14 AM.


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Posted 27 July 2016 - 11:27 AM

Just read Rom. Can you imagine if Revolution hadn't been announced, and that last page was our first sign of it?
I appreciated Rom's hammy, comic-booky dialogue - it was silly and expositiony, but I like the idea that that's just how he talks all the time.
Nothing's really grabbed me so far, but maybe it'll be like Micronauts, where the second issue is a step up.

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 11:54 AM

I'm just waiting for snake-person space knight, personally.

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Also, on the subject of Robo-Joe: he was clearly too subtle a character for Scioli to make use of!

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 12:21 PM

Rom, Snake-Knight?



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 12:24 PM

It occurs to me that the Jem comic is technically fair game in here since I think it got mentioned that's in-continuity too at the SDCC panel?

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 12:31 PM

I can't find where this was said, but I thought they made it sound somewhere like a Jem exists in this continuity, but not necessarily the one with her own comic going right now. I'm not sure.

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 12:56 PM

Well whaddya know, I juts read Action Man #2 and he's got a poster of the IDW Misfits on his wall!

Also, John Barber has definitely never been to the Roman baths in Bath.

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 01:06 PM

I think the idea is thus: 

 

From the perspective of the Revolution books, Jem exists. 

 

From Jem's perspective, none of the Revolution stuff exists. 

 

More or less. 



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:02 PM


Basically it's "We love JEM and she IS Hasbro so technically she's part of the shared universe and the other books will do little nods to her, BUT she's got her own great, popular, fun thing going that all our silly boy action-sci-fi crossover junk would do nothing but get in the way of and screw up, so her own book is gonna 100% ignore the others."

-ZacWilliam, pretty much as it should be.
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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:13 PM

I still want a Transformers crossover with Rosanna with the Holograms and Flip Sides with the Misfits!


 

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 07:17 AM

Just read Rom. Can you imagine if Revolution hadn't been announced, and that last page was our first sign of it?

 

I don't know if you meant that seriously or not, but 2000 AD pulled off two Judge Dredd crossovers without telling anyone in the last four years so IDW could certainly have at least done the same thing with the Hasbroverse. That would've been a laugh. There's seeing a press release that all these characters will be crossing over and then there's if #50 had the President announce Duke as her troubleshooter instead of Spike and we hadn't known until turning that page.



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Posted 31 July 2016 - 11:52 AM

Why hasn't IDW ever crossed over Transformers with G.I. Joe before now?


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Posted 31 July 2016 - 11:56 AM

I... honestly can't tell if you're being serious.



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Posted 31 July 2016 - 01:06 PM

I think he means in the main comic.

 

In any case, what about Infestation? Are we to take it that it was a seperate G.I. Joe verse now? was it ever referred to in any of the ones we know are supposed to exist now in the IDW universe?


 

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Posted 31 July 2016 - 01:10 PM

Well, since we know the entirety of IDW's 'present day' Joe stories were set after Costa's run, we know the two Infestation tie-ins took place at different times, so just say two different incursions happened at different points. The wonky timeline thing wouldn't even be a retcon, the frozen mass of zombies Galvatron found in space was said to be there for centuries before he stumbled upon it.



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Posted 31 July 2016 - 01:19 PM

In any case, what about Infestation? Are we to take it that it was a seperate G.I. Joe verse now? was it ever referred to in any of the ones we know are supposed to exist now in the IDW universe?

 

Britt just committed an apocalyptic faux pas by invading the same universe with zombies twice.

 

Otherwise, I guess it was just an issue of tone - IIRC, the 80's Joe comic authors indicated at several points that they weren't too keen on being made to cross their comics over with the Transformers ones, and IDW Joe is even more "realistic" than they were.





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