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@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 December 2019 - 03:27 AM)

Wouldn't that just add packaging authenticity? :D

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2019 - 01:44 AM)

I read a anecdote of someone recently receiving a Glacialord with mold because apparently online stores' warehouses have been sitting on Fansproject products like that for years.

@  Rycochet : (13 December 2019 - 11:56 AM)

Unlike many of his peers, Morton diesn't seem to have gone out of his way to try and take every drug going so he's aged remarkably well.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Doesn't seem to have been a market for it, which is too bad, because it perfectly does what it sets out to do.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Just opened it and suddenly I'm 9 years old again.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Bought myself Fansproject Glacialord for my birthday during their Black Friday sale.

@  Nevermore : (12 December 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Morten Harket of A-ha might have aged 35 years on the outside, but his voice is still pretty much the same as it was in 1984. That's some great training and exercise for you.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 December 2019 - 06:59 PM)

Depends entirely on how badly you cooked them. What?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Can it raise the dead?

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Cheddar can do just about anything.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Cream cheese has to be on a bagel or crackers.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:31 PM)

(for example: I like Swiss cheese on sandwiches, but find it merely tolerable by itself)

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:30 PM)

I mean are you eating it by itself? With crackers? On a sandwich?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

I would ask, but I'd rather not know.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

With my mouth, usually.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.


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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

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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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