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@  TheMightyMol... : (21 April 2019 - 02:57 PM)

Depends on the restaurant and the area. There's no universal rule about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 April 2019 - 02:41 PM)

I thought restaurants were one of the few things that stayed open on holidays, along with movie theatres and the like

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 April 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Well here I am hungry on a Sunday afternoon and I head to Chipotle only to find out right then and there that the place is closed for Easter. Yay.

@  MEDdMI : (19 April 2019 - 09:21 PM)

oof, yikes. Good luck.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 April 2019 - 09:18 PM)

We're in the middle of a kitchen reno and NOTHING will be done until tuesday. I could beat a four day weekend with a hammer right now if it meant I could use my stove again.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Can't beat 4 day weekends either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I prefer later shifts myself, but my 3 day weekend shift isn't bad. Nice to work without those administration busy bodies poking around.

@  Nevermore : (19 April 2019 - 04:12 AM)

Yeah, traffic is a plus as well. Rarely got any trouble getting to work on late shift (even with the neverending construction site on the highway), and when my shift is over, there's hardly any traffic at all anymore.

@  MEDdMI : (18 April 2019 - 06:27 PM)

while I don't have weekends consistently off, working 2nd shift isn't so bad. I'm more likely to do stuff before work than after (when I'm already tired). Plus no rush hour traffic

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 April 2019 - 05:03 PM)

Switching shifts constantly is never good for one's health. There was a time when I worked overnights steady for about 2 years; did wonders for my health, as well

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Don't miss early shift (and especially switching back and forth every two weeks) a bit.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Man, permanent late shift really has done wonders for my overal well-being. Never having to get up early for work, staying up late, weekends off... a ot of my coworkers think I'm crazy, but late shift is really my preferred shift.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

(My total lack of sleep on that day might have contributed, though.)

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

At noon, it was warm.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

On Monday, we went on strike early in the morning, I was also wearing to jackets and gloves and my toes and fingers were freezing.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 April 2019 - 04:31 PM)

Nope, right now my days are doing that. Frigid at night (Well, just below zero, but still.) and warm enough to be always be ill prepared during the day.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Today it's so warm I had to take a shower to wash off the sweat after a lengthy bike trip.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

This past Friday I was wearing two jackets and winter gloves outside and took a hot bath when I returned home.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

Is "April weather" an issue in other countries as well, or is that specifically a German phenomenon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 April 2019 - 06:37 PM)

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?


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#861 Nevermore

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 02:35 PM

Tiny Turbo Changers Series 2 released in Taiwan and Hong Kong:
http://www.tfw2005.c...an-tru.1112557/
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I'm surprised that there hasn't been a freakout over at TFW2005 because someone in the US mistook Taiwan Dollars for United States Dollars. That usually happens over there.

Edited by Nevermore, 23 June 2017 - 05:38 AM.

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 23 June 2017 - 12:00 AM

Found Skullitron at TRU today, but no sign of Megatron.


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 12:26 AM

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 05:35 AM

Both Skullitron and Megatron found in the City of Angels:
http://www.tfw2005.c...ngeles.1112665/
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Also, Hong Kong has Voyager Hound and Megatron, Leader Optimus Prime and Megatron, Autobot Sqweeks RC, MPM-3 Bumblebee and the TRU exclusive Cybertron (Primus). In addition, US Walmart exclusives such as Deluxe Hot Rod and the "Autobots Unite" Legion 2-packs are apparently general retail releases in Asia, as is usually the case with non-TRU exclusives (although they supposedly sometimes get toys as Aeon exclusives?). Check out this video of a Hong Kong TRU store on the day of the movie's launch.

Edited by Nevermore, 23 June 2017 - 05:44 AM.

"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 23 June 2017 - 06:30 AM

I really don't need to buy that Megatron mold again, but in person the deco looks pretty amazing.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 06:47 AM

Both Skullitron and Megatron found in the City of Angels:
http://www.tfw2005.c...ngeles.1112665/
attachicon.gifIMG_2192.jpg

Also, Hong Kong has Voyager Hound and Megatron, Leader Optimus Prime and Megatron, Autobot Sqweeks RC, MPM-3 Bumblebee and the TRU exclusive Cybertron (Primus). In addition, US Walmart exclusives such as Deluxe Hot Rod and the "Autobots Unite" Legion 2-packs are apparently general retail releases in Asia, as is usually the case with non-TRU exclusives (although they supposedly sometimes get toys as Aeon exclusives?). Check out this video of a Hong Kong TRU store on the day of the movie's launch.

 

That video is great!


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 07:05 AM

Hardly screen accurate, but I need that Cogman as much as I've ever needed any Transformer.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 07:50 AM

I cannot, and will not, not have one.



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 07:57 AM

He's going on the "wait and see if Takara fully paints the Titan Master" list for now, but I'm definitely getting A Cogman somehow.


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 09:48 AM

Thanks to Nevermore and Randy for the sightings and new pics! They're on the front page.


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 10:47 AM

He's going on the "wait and see if Takara fully paints the Titan Master" list for now, but I'm definitely getting A Cogman somehow.

 

I mean, there have been zero changes to any of their toys we've seen so far, but I suppose anything is possible.



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 10:49 AM

They couldn't paint the torso and thighs anyway - they'll be unpaintable plastic, just like the transtector's thighs.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 11:56 AM

They couldn't paint the torso and thighs anyway - they'll be unpaintable plastic, just like the transtector's thighs.


I fully expect it to be unchanged from Hasbro's release, but they've painted the thighs on the headmasters for Ginrai and Lio Convoy, and Megalligator's torso is gray plastic completely painted green.

MegaEmpress' biceps are also painted red despite being nylon; Takara has been flouting the unpaintable rule on occasion lately.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 04:34 PM

Planet Cybertron is out in the US too now.
http://www.tfw2005.c...s-r-us.1112763/
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Posted 23 June 2017 - 05:13 PM

 

They couldn't paint the torso and thighs anyway - they'll be unpaintable plastic, just like the transtector's thighs.


I fully expect it to be unchanged from Hasbro's release, but they've painted the thighs on the headmasters for Ginrai and Lio Convoy, and Megalligator's torso is gray plastic completely painted green.

MegaEmpress' biceps are also painted red despite being nylon; Takara has been flouting the unpaintable rule on occasion lately.

 

Also, Hot Rodimus's head.


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 06:09 PM

So it seems Argos does have the Reveal the Shield exclusives in the UK, making the use of the OP stock photos for the regular Voyager far more understandable.

http://www.argos.co....eal-the-shield/

They better get the Tiny Turbos set in, I swear to god.

(Also, 35 quid Voyager, hugging hell.)

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 06:31 PM

So if I only get one, which is gonna be the better Megatron mold to have? Voyager or Leader?



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 06:41 PM

They're basically the same thing with one caveat: Voyager integrates the wings into the shins while the Leader's are a backpack. Admittedly, the backpack looks like a nifty shield but still. Also depends on whether you want an Optimus to go with it in which case, Voyager Optimus is waaaay better.
The leader also has the facemask gimmick

Oh, also, the voyager's cannon is integrated into the transformation and a part of the fuselage while the leader's is the removable nosecone transformed

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 06:49 PM

If Argos is getting all of Target's exclusives, that's a remarkably restrained set for Target. They're usually all-in on this kind of stuff.



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Posted 24 June 2017 - 02:12 AM

Also depends on whether you want an Optimus to go with it in which case, Voyager Optimus is waaaay better.

 

That seems like my whole life, sometimes; building a scale around an Optimus and Megatron that match.

 

I'm pretty sure I want that Masterpiece OP, so I hope Leader Megs is a good fit size-wise. That's right, I'm gonna mix two forms that never existed at the same time, continuity be damned!


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