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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 August 2018 - 08:40 PM)

I saw him on The Trek BBS some months before he hit the Allspark.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 05:47 PM)

He was considered an annoying pest even back then.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 05:47 PM)

I finally managed to dig up some of Jason Irelan's earliest posts, at the Alvaro Comicboards Transformers forum. Dating back to 2003.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 12:43 PM)

The best thing is that repeatedly buying the same cabinet means an increasing routine in assembling the things.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 August 2018 - 10:39 AM)

Welp, beats me. I got four shelves.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 08:38 AM)

Finally I can showcase my collection in an appropriate manner.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 08:38 AM)

I bought thirteen display cabinets for my new apartment from Ikea.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 August 2018 - 12:42 AM)

*groan*...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 August 2018 - 11:43 PM)

Well don't hang up on us, tel us abaud it!

@  Cybersnark : (18 August 2018 - 04:25 PM)

I'm back with a new modem!

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:58 PM)

And I just managed to clean out my bed drawers, so I can move on to the next step when I'm ready.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:45 PM)

I doubt I set any records, but now my cat can't jump on my PC and hit the power button or reset button, so... improvement.

@  RichardT1977 : (18 August 2018 - 02:28 PM)

Back in St. Olaf they used to have IKEA building contests...

@  Paladin : (18 August 2018 - 11:44 AM)

enjoy yur affordable Svedish crap.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 11:33 AM)

Ikea is dangerous. I bought a new desk and a bed frame...

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 August 2018 - 11:19 AM)

Var.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Oh, and there's also a few percent extra wage for every overtime hour on top of that.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Some people just work an hour extra every day and then request a day off when they have collected enough hours.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Come in on your day off? Work an hour extra on a normal working day? Counts. What you do with your overtime doesn't matter just as long as you worked overtime in the first place.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Anything goes - filing a request for financial compensation for your overtime, getting them compensated by spare time either in full "stay at home" days or "go home early" days (always with permission by your superior), it doesn't matter. What matters is that you worked longer than your contract and your official shift plan require you on any given day.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:16 AM)

Now the important thing here is that overtime is clocked daily, so if you work an hour extra (all overtime prior to the Christmas peak season is voluntary) and then immediately work an hour less on the following day (assuming you got your superior's permission), you may have a net zero on your overtime account but still scored one hour for the premium regardless.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:14 AM)

In other news, I unlocked an achievement at work: There is an agreement between the works council and the employer which states that anyone who works 55 overtime hours this year between January and the end of September gets a premium in October.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:12 AM)

Of course, the idiots keep bringing up the fact that DC used it "first", despite us telling them over and over again that who was "first" is completely irrelevant in trademarks.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:10 AM)

Actually they just settled.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 August 2018 - 05:03 AM)

Sounds like Hasbro should win it easily.. They'be been using it constantly for years, so even if DC did have it, they haven't been using and defending their trademark.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Well, haven't in a long time, that is.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

And there haven't been any toys based on DC's Teen Titans Bumblebee character until recently.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Because Hasbro is selling toys.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

The trademark dispute was specifically about toys.

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:50 AM)

Thought to be fair I didn't even know Hasbro and DC were having a trademark dispute. I thought that was something that would have been settled years ago (and DC wouldn't be doing much with their Bumblebee at the moment given Marvel's using Wasp at the moment)

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:37 AM)

It sounds like the kind of person isn't going to be deflected by petty concerns like "reason" or "facts".

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:18 AM)

I told him repeatedly that the insects are completely irrelevant because THEY ARE NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING TOYS (or ANY business at all, for that matter).

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:08 AM)

Even if he meant that the word "bumblebee" has been used to describe a particular type of insect (which is a much more coherent statement) it's still wrong.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:40 AM)

Claiming that Hasbro's trademark has always been for "Autobot Bumblebee" (a quick look at any toy packaging in the past 12 years proves this wrong), Apple the computer company has never held a trademark for "Apple", only for "Apple Computers" (the USPTO database proves this wrong), you cannot trademark common words (the USPTO database proves this wrong), the insects have been using the name "Bumblebee" for thousands of years (insects don't speak English), and ARGHHHH.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:38 AM)

Jesus, there's this moron at TFW2005 who has a history of exceptionally outrageous bulls*** claims who is making all sorts of provably false statements in the thread about the Hasbro/DC "Bumblebee" trademark dispute.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 August 2018 - 12:06 AM)

If you stop for gas/directions shortly before getting there and the attendant is unusually creepy and/or inbred, turn back

@  Noideaforaname : (17 August 2018 - 09:49 PM)

Booked a cheap cabin in the stormy mountains filled with alcohol. This is either a great find or the start of a horror film.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 August 2018 - 06:55 PM)

I loved those commercials...

@  Patch : (17 August 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Paladin drank Bud Ice once in the 90s, and the penguins have been after him ever since.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 August 2018 - 01:44 PM)

You weren't using it anyway.

@  Paladin : (17 August 2018 - 12:11 PM)

one by one the penguins steal my sanity...

@  Donocropolis : (17 August 2018 - 06:30 AM)

New band name: The Sabre Worf Hypothesis

@  wonko the sane? : (16 August 2018 - 06:36 AM)

That never goes away. I still have little panic attacks when I see water where it's not supposed to be. I've lived through enough leaking roofs, broken pipes and floods to know it could be a very bad sign.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 August 2018 - 09:20 PM)

Despite my parents explaining that to me when I was a kid, I still half-panic every time I see condensation dripping.

@  Shrug : (15 August 2018 - 08:23 PM)

Yup. If the water happens to be on the left or right of the vehicle, make sure to remember that. That way it's real easy to tell if it's something else dripping.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:15 PM)

So I checked online and it appears... it's totally normal, that's apparently condensed water from the air conditioning.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:14 PM)

Phew!" For a moment I thought I was in real trouble because when I arrived at home and drove my car into the garage, there was a trail of large wet spots.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2018 - 08:01 AM)

The showerhead exploded off the pipe this morning. So yeah... think it's going to be a "great" day.

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

Luckily, it was "Wheel Horse Lawnmower"

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

I knew that my father was getting old when he finally posted a facebook status that was clearly a search term.


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Hasbro Universe General Discussion - Rom & The Micronauts #5


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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.

-ZacWilliam, and the rest of the Star Brigade too I guess
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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.


Edited by Broadside, 27 July 2016 - 09:30 AM.


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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.

Edited by Broadside, 27 July 2016 - 11:28 AM.


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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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