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@  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.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 October 2018 - 12:09 PM)

https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2018/10/16/youtube-experiences-widespread-outage/ Just one of several stories about it.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 October 2018 - 11:59 AM)

*groan* Morons.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 October 2018 - 11:48 AM)

Yep.

@  MEDdMI : (17 October 2018 - 11:45 AM)

people were calling 911 about YouTube being down?

@  MEDdMI : (17 October 2018 - 11:45 AM)

....what

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 October 2018 - 11:39 AM)

Apparently some people freaked out so much they called 911.

@  Pennpenn : (17 October 2018 - 07:33 AM)

I was at work when it happened I guess.

@  Paladin : (17 October 2018 - 07:18 AM)

disappeared completely up its own asshole.

@  Pennpenn : (17 October 2018 - 02:14 AM)

Youtube was gone?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 11:53 PM)

I actually agree with you MEDdMI, or at least be creative. x.x

@  MEDdMI : (16 October 2018 - 11:29 PM)

Death threats are boring. Get to know the person, then torment them with stuff that really gets under their skin. *evil grin*

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2018 - 10:18 PM)

YouTube is back!

@  Waspinator : (16 October 2018 - 09:55 PM)

Remind yourself that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer.

@  RichardT1977 : (16 October 2018 - 09:27 PM)

BTW for the three of you who haven't discovered yet, YouTube is down.

@  Telly : (16 October 2018 - 08:05 PM)

maybe this is that persons first death threat, and the creativity will come with more experiance

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Nah. Or at least not near as creative as some of them I've got. This one was a basic "If I ever see you IRL I'll slit you're throat."

@  wonko the sane? : (16 October 2018 - 06:00 PM)

was it at least a creative threat?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 01:07 PM)

Speaking of which.. Got a deaththeat today on an other messageboard. :D


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 01:29 PM

Silly question: would Daburu and the Cybertronic counterpart to White Leo be the same guy, or separate characters?

...and RID Megatron would be "Overlord"? :D


It's a reference to Masterforce Overlord's European G1 name, Gigatron. The wiki folded the two together because "Gigatron" never got any meaningful traction the way the other Godmaster-Powermaster pairings are distinct.

Also, Jim would be following the pattern he used for 13 Demon General Gigatron, who combined elements of both Masterforce Overlord and CR Gigatron.

 
Quite, but the precedent for BWU is that characters don't usually share names, which makes it a bit weird that Jim would choose to use "Gigatron" for the guy who does have an alternate name.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 01:43 PM

*shrug* Maybe Jim really likes to combine these two Gigatrons (with Overlord possibly still separate). Like how Wings combined G1 Decepticons Drench and G2 Autobot Drench together.
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Posted 15 October 2016 - 01:44 PM

(I just went through the wiki AVP archive and I didn't really see anything like that with the Gigatrons? Maybe I'm missing something.)

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 01:48 PM

Does the presence of Budora imply the other Go!/Prime Predacons exist in this reality? (I mean, I ended up buying all of them thanks to the Budora cameo, but still...)

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 02:13 PM

(I just went through the wiki AVP archive and I didn't really see anything like that with the Gigatrons? Maybe I'm missing something.)

27 June 2015. Destronger Chōkon General Gigatron joined Bio Ranger Iga's Thirteen Great Demon Generals.

24 July 2015. In JG1 (or at least the variant cultivated by Jim, Hydra, and Ichikawa-san), Giga and Mega's Overlord transtector was originally intended for a fallen Destron named Gigatron, paralleling Ginrai's transtector being intended for Convoy.
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Posted 15 October 2016 - 02:19 PM

Huh.

I never took the latter as having anything to do with the RID Gigatron. I thought it was just a nod to Euro-Gigatron.

The "Chōkon" bit I assumed was just a homage rather than "merging" the characters, just like Sixshot being Shockwave's brother.



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Posted 15 October 2016 - 02:22 PM

I was just being comprehensive.


Edited by SHIELD Agent 47, 15 October 2016 - 04:36 PM.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 03:13 PM

We have Full-Tilt and Longrack commanding the Dinosaur/Trypticon. Any ideas on the power structure of the Gung Ho?


I do. We might see them in the finale a bit, possibly.

 

Is all or just most of the alien languages in the Complete AA changed?


Perhaps 95%. In a very few cases it didn't make sense to do so. Or would have been prohibitively difficult because of the way the files are saved.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 03:38 PM

Obviously Cybertronian-human relations haven't been in a stellar state for some time. But in your head, does that prohibit Prowl II and Prowl 2 from existing?


Not necessarily. There is certainly an owl that looks like the Prowl owl. Whether or not its Prowl 2/II...

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Edited by Jim S, 15 October 2016 - 03:41 PM.


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 03:44 PM

...an owl?



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Posted 15 October 2016 - 04:35 PM

Why is it that the Prime cartoon's universal stream, Uniend 911.05 Alpha, is designated with its UK premiere date instead of its U.S. premiere date?


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 05:34 PM

Are we likely to see any more MASK-derived characters like Aura and Vampire?

(Also, you've said that Aura would have submarine "speakers", but d'you think that Vampire has a flight mode?)



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Posted 15 October 2016 - 06:10 PM

Lip Convoy is the Supreme Commander of the Resistance. Does the Builder regime have its own chief executive?
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Posted 15 October 2016 - 06:39 PM

Is there an in universe reason for why Pred Scorponok shares a name with a prominent deception builder (or Builder created battle suit?)

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 06:54 PM

Do you have any cats?

 

Yup! Boxey is a great mouser and a wonderful companion for James. He's named after the BSG kid sidekick, though he's evolved into an Aqua Teen Hunger Force reference as well, since his middle name has become "Brown". 

 

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 06:59 PM

Silly question: would Daburu and the Cybertronic counterpart to White Leo be the same guy, or separate characters? 

 

Same guy in this continuity. 

 

 

Does the presence of Budora imply the other Go!/Prime Predacons exist in this reality? (I mean, I ended up buying all of them thanks to the Budora cameo, but still...)

 

Yes. They're all players in this universe.

 

 

Why is it that the Prime cartoon's universal stream, Uniend 911.05 Alpha, is designated with its UK premiere date instead of its U.S. premiere date?

 

I believe that the wiki had that date prominently on the page at the time and I made a screw-up. However, worked out ok, since there's a version of this universe in the Primax stream, and I figure THAT one used the US airdate.

 

 

Are we likely to see any more MASK-derived characters like Aura and Vampire?

(Also, you've said that Aura would have submarine "speakers", but d'you think that Vampire has a flight mode?)

 

There are more, but I don't know if we'll see any. Depends on if I need semi-prominent extras and any of the MASK guys fit the bill. Vampire was based on CW Groove; if he can be fiddled with to have a flight mode then sure. 

 

 

Lip Convoy is the Supreme Commander of the Resistance. Does the Builder regime have its own chief executive?

 

The Builders mostly do things by committee these days. Millions of years of misrule by various supreme executives, from Optimus to Megatron to Galvatron to Rodimus to Thunderwing, have left a bad taste in their collective mouths on the subject. 

 

 

Is there an in universe reason for why Pred Scorponok shares a name with a prominent deception builder (or Builder created battle suit?)

 

Objection, your honor! Assumes facts not in evidence.

 

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 07:04 PM

Silly question: would Daburu and the Cybertronic counterpart to White Leo be the same guy, or separate characters? 

 
Same guy in this continuity.

Cool. Maximal or Cyberdroid/Headmaster?

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 07:23 PM

Ah! So is Zarak's macromaster/transector/whatever just Megazarak? (MacroZarak? Zarak Maximus?)

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 07:33 PM

Will Cybertron's other colonies besides Elba come into play in the finale?

Edited by SHIELD Agent 47, 15 October 2016 - 10:21 PM.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 08:53 PM

 

Do you have any cats?

 

Yup! Boxey is a great mouser and a wonderful companion for James. He's named after the BSG kid sidekick, though he's evolved into an Aqua Teen Hunger Force reference as well, since his middle name has become "Brown". 

 

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