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@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Zea mays

@  Xellos : (16 July 2019 - 09:53 PM)

Isn't that a kernel of truth.

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 08:43 PM)

huh. suddenly the Squawk is popping.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Not placing much stalk in this conversation.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 06:22 PM)

That's so corny.

@  Shrug : (16 July 2019 - 06:07 PM)

It's absurd how happy I am that a post of mine made the front page of Reddit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Aww, shucks.

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:45 PM)

Not till I taste the corn

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 05:43 PM)

You guys aren't being very nice. You're supposed to tell me I did "good, really good!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:40 PM)

Just don't go beyond the rows.

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

Left over from the failed Beast Machines sequel, Beast Farmers

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

It's techno-organic corn

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:26 PM)

We have a cornfield? Can I get a few ears?

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:56 PM)

And lastly, if it becomes too much hassle to deal with - it might just get sent into the cornfield and replaced with a Discord box anyway. So cool it.

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Second thing is we do actually have the ability to ban users specifically from using Shoutbox if it's being abused like that

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Hey all - just a reminder and heads up. The Shoutbox has been kept here as a courtesy because it's what you folks like in lieu of Discord - but a few things to remember is that P&R should stay in P&R and isn't really something that needs to be dragged out here in the most public of spaces.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Done.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 10:25 AM)

You can make a new one. I doubt anybody would stop you.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 10:16 AM)

There was a thread but it appears to have disappeared. Might have been lost in one of the older forum sweeps.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 09:58 AM)

Yeah this is pretty much circumventing the fact that we have different rules for political talk.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2019 - 09:55 AM)

Okay, so, basically, can we not do politics in here anymore? I mean, considering how often @Nevermore, you talk about your work conditions, don't you think it's time for a dedicated thread in P&R?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Scratch that; that's insulting to honest salads. Whatever that was was the text equivalent of hamburger.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:38 AM)

Would you like some dressing to go with your word salad?

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 09:34 AM)

yes; it now goes "shit piss hug *BLEEP* ^$@^ motherhuger **** turd fart encyclopedia & Socialism."

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:24 AM)

This is an American site, but isn't that unnecessarily severe language? IIRC it's one of the top four offensive pejoratives to English people

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 July 2019 - 08:52 AM)

It's amusing how so many (U.S.) wankers in this world love to whine "capitalism good socialism bad!" in the abstract while simultaneously pretending that megacorporations dominating de facto monopolies is anathema to the core capitalistic principle of competition benefits everyone.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 05:17 AM)

I know Shockwave's super mode is pretty lame and Magnus is kinda greebly but it's not that bad.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:38 AM)

Though with the luck and caliber of leaders we've had of late in the darkest timeline, maybe it's too much to hope for.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:36 AM)

Just like democracy, it's not perfect but better than the present alternatives. Capitalism as it's practiced today won't be able to weather the coming wave of automation, though. Best to plan for it and hope for a gentle transition rather than the aforementioned collapse

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Capitalism is the worst amiright? Sent from my iPhone

@  Vexwing : (15 July 2019 - 11:24 PM)

Because the collapse is gonna be just great.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2019 - 10:41 PM)

Let's hope this is late stage and we're on the cusp of something better.

@  abates : (15 July 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Late stage capitalism is the absolute best.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 01:33 PM)

So, welcome to all retail, everywhere.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Oh, and Greenpeace also conducted a protest at a German Amazon facility, to protest against Amazon's practice of throwing customer returns in the trash.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

Right, because with Amazon, it's just the employees that have to step in dog shit while having no space to breathe.[/slightexaggeration]

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 July 2019 - 01:03 PM)

At least I can use Amazon without losing the ability to breath or step in dog shit.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:58 PM)

Considering that Amazon is the new Walmart...

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 12:39 PM)

All of my best wishes go out to the brave women and men who have the balls (and ovaries) to go on strike at an Amazon facility in the US.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 12:38 PM)

Speaking of. Not only are we in Germany on strike today, but so is the fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota!

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Overnight delivery is the right of all sentient beings.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:34 PM)

(and is it sexist of me to assume that a character named "Amazon Prime" would be feminine?)

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:34 PM)

Whenever she was summoned, she would arrive the next day?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (15 July 2019 - 12:32 PM)

The Scioli and Barber TF vs Joe series mentioned an Amazon Prime.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Meanwhile I'm wondering why no one's come up with a fan character named "Amazon Prime". I mean, today IS her special day...

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 11:20 AM)

The Wallet-Eater.

@  unluckiness : (15 July 2019 - 08:44 AM)

Woah. Unicron broke the site.

@  MEDdMI : (14 July 2019 - 10:08 PM)

Is that what kids are calling it these days?

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 07:33 PM)

Ssshh, you'll get us both "dealt with".

@  RichardT1977 : (14 July 2019 - 07:28 PM)

No, but I did *read* it from you...


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#1 Shenanigans

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:01 PM

So at the end of this month I'll be spending 7 days in Japan, including my birthday. It's somewhere I've always wanted to visit, and I haven't really had a proper holiday since 2009.

 

Seeing as some of you have been there (or even live there) and share similar interests to me, I was wondering what spots you could recommend, eg. anime themed places, best places for Transformers/mecha related things, or general places where I can have a good time.

 

Yes I'm going to visit the giant Gundam.

 

I'm mainly aiming to stay in Tokyo, although am open to short day trip ideas. General advice is also welcome.

 

Also, any UK fans want me to look out for anything for them while I'm there?


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:04 PM


Yes I'm going to visit the giant Gundam.
 


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:07 PM

This is my own response to Brexit. See you later suckers!

 

Don't worry, I will return with a Gundam of my own and liberate our country from an electorate whose souls are weighed down by gravity.


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:13 PM

I'll settle for you bringing back some exclusive waifu merch for me.



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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:28 PM

The Ghibli museum is awesome.  It really is like walking into a Miyazaki movie...


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 03:38 PM

This is my own response to Brexit. See you later suckers!

 

Don't worry, I will return with a Gundam of my own and liberate our country from an electorate whose souls are weighed down by gravity.

 

I'm fairly certain this is how Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory starts.



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Posted 05 August 2016 - 07:04 PM

So the end of the trip will be an incoherent mess with a twist ending?


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 07:25 PM

I'd recommend just picking up a Lonely Planet guide. They're pretty good at pointing you to places foreigner-friendly.

 

Oh, but you have to visit a maid cafe if you go to Akiba, it's the rules.


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Posted 05 August 2016 - 07:44 PM

If you're going shopping there, might be worth checking out some of the Mandarake stores in the Tokyo area. Usually can find a whole lot of merch there for cheap.


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 12:10 AM

I haven't been to Japan personally, but I've heard Nakano Broadway is a good slightly less tourist trap-y alternative to Akihabara, as far as anime/general nerd-ish merchandise goes. Supposedly Akiba's main streets are a little overpriced since they know their reputation, but there are also hidden gems tucked away on side streets.

 

Despite the names, stores like Yodobashi Camera and Bic Camera seem to be the go-to place for new retail items too, Transformers or Gunpla or anything similar.



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Posted 06 August 2016 - 12:38 AM

I was in Japan for a week myself once, though I didn't really have that much of a plan. I'd love to go again with a more developed schedule in mind.

 

I basically went to the Tokyo Tower, visited a shrine, went to a bath house, and visited a few random museum/places. The last two days were spent walking around Akihabara, as there is a lot to see there.

 

We would just check out random shops and see what they had. Some would have really good prices, others wouldn't. I suggest you look around at a few shops before buying anything, unless you find a price you are good with. Like I bought the second Mai Hime fighting game for the PSP for 16 bucks. Most of my fun came from just walking around the city and seeing how different the country was to my own.

 

Also, it might have changed now, but I recall a chunk of the buildings in Akihabara being arcades.

 

If I had to give any advice. I'm pretty sure 'tipping' still isn't a thing there. Don't do it as it really can be seen as insulting by some people.

 

Don't be afraid to ask around if you have questions. I was honestly surprised at how many people could speak English.

 

They may not have the best prices, but I really do suggest checking out the 'Gamers' store.

 

Oh, but you have to visit a maid cafe if you go to Akiba, it's the rules.

 

I refused to do this when there, so no it's not.  :D


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 01:52 AM

You have got to visit one of their world-famous firework-laced abandoned rock quarries

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 02:24 AM

We have those here, it's called Doctor Who.

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 09:57 AM

Also there always filming something in Tokyo make sure to walk past the shot to get on TV :)


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 12:56 PM

Also, a couple restaurants to visit:

 

http://nerdemperor.c...-rx-steakhouse/- Billy The Kid steakhouse, run by the actor who played Minami Kotoro aka Kamen Rider Black and Black RX

https://www.tripadvi...ture_Kanto.html- Found this one looking for details on the previous one.

 

*edit*

 

Remembered another one, this one run by the actor who played UltraSeven/Dan Moroboshi:

http://www.scifijapa...t-joli-chapeau/


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 09:45 AM

I'll settle for you bringing back some exclusive waifu merch for me.

Who even is your waifu anyway?


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 09:51 AM

What's the criteria?

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 10:59 AM

They have to return your phonecalls.


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 11:13 AM

Also, a couple restaurants to visit:

 

http://nerdemperor.c...-rx-steakhouse/- Billy The Kid steakhouse, run by the actor who played Minami Kotoro aka Kamen Rider Black and Black RX

https://www.tripadvi...ture_Kanto.html- Found this one looking for details on the previous one.

 

*edit*

 

Remembered another one, this one run by the actor who played UltraSeven/Dan Moroboshi:

http://www.scifijapa...t-joli-chapeau/

So... do japanese actors all go into restaurants when they retire? Cause it's a nice switch from the north american politics/rehab combo.


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 02:39 PM

I recall hearing that Kamen Rider Amazon became a fisherman.



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