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@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

@unluckiness I believe you are correct, but I didn't feel like looking it up so I didn't want to mention it. If that is the case, it isn't "capitalism" anyway. Maybe crapitalism (crony capitalism).

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:46 AM)

Like richard said, it's not inherently less healthy than table sugar. It's unhealthy in how it's in everything, leading to increased calorie intake that we don't even realize.

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:43 AM)

Also you try organizing a boycott of Coca frigging cola and see how far you get. Not to mention all the other processed foods that also make use of it that aren't as notorious for it

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:42 AM)

I believe the US government subsidizes corn farmers to such a degree that corn is stupidly cheap, making corporations lean towards it far more

@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 08:41 AM)

@SHIELD Agent 47 If HFCS was "caused" by capitalism, all it takes to solve it is people NOT buying it. As is, products that use actual sugar and countless alternative sweeteners are available. At least for big brands like Coca-Cola. ;)

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:40 AM)

And if doing so means that eventually is longer and less filled with complications, well, that junk food had better be the best junk ever

@  Otaku : (23 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

@Paladin Quality of life. So many things I enjoyed as a kid have caused (or at least aggravated) health issues later in life. By later, I mean it started in my mid-20's. XP

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

THere's a difference between having some and constantly stuffing your face with calories.

@  Paladin : (23 May 2018 - 08:33 AM)

we all die eventually. why not enjoy the stuff that tastes good in the time we have?

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2018 - 08:26 AM)

HFCS is never good for you any way. It's nothing but monosaccharides basically

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 May 2018 - 11:32 PM)

*sigh* Wouldn't be that much of a problem if not for Western capitalism.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2018 - 05:45 PM)

The only thing that makes HFCS more unhealthy than sugar is its lower cost.

@  Telly : (22 May 2018 - 03:20 PM)

looking at a video review and seeing all the tiny parts makes me think twice about it anyway

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2018 - 03:04 PM)

You should probably ask in the Gundam thread.

@  Telly : (22 May 2018 - 02:52 PM)

is this any good? i dont know about gundam models but want a good zaku https://www.amazon.c...0C7D2WQ09A9A9MZ

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:33 PM)

Dammit, and I was just about to hook up this Coke IV directly to my bloodstream, too. Killjoy :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 May 2018 - 12:28 PM)

Recommendation: if you're going to fill your body up with junk food, try real sugar instead of HFCS.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:10 PM)

Not so much that it's worth the extra money to buy it in glass bottles all the time (I think the most you can get is a 6-pack of Coke in glass bottles around here, and it's signifcantly more expensive than 6 plastic), but every once in a while it's nice to drink from an old-fashioned bottle

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2018 - 12:08 PM)

Personally, I find they also tend to taste better out of a glass bottle compared to the plastic ones used most of the time

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2018 - 11:27 AM)

None that I know of, but it's a neat fact. Sodas in glass bottles stay carbonated.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2018 - 11:00 AM)

what vending machines still use glass???

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2018 - 10:54 AM)

And it won't lose carbonation if it's a properly sealed glass bottle.

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:51 AM)

The drink is safe to drink for a good while after, the expiration date seems to apply to how "good" it will be. Usually the carbonation gives out before anything starts growing or it becomes unsafe to consume

@  Paladin : (22 May 2018 - 10:31 AM)

out of curiosity, how solid are the expiration dates on soft drinks?

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:25 AM)

Sure does feel like they are shoring themselves up against losing a significant source of revenue...

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2018 - 10:25 AM)

So I guess Hasbro is going to be making Overwatch toys now

@  Otaku : (19 May 2018 - 02:17 PM)

@TM2-Megatron Yeah, it is like @TheMightyMollusk says. The catch is that usually means they can contain beef, and I confirmed it by pushing my luck. XD So... yeah, if going to the theater was about watching the film, it might be worth potentially resting on the balls of my feet while technically sitting in the chair, but put it all together... and I just wait to watch it at home. Oh, and ticket prices, always ticket prices.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2018 - 10:24 AM)

woot woot! Korean barbeque for dinner!

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 May 2018 - 05:51 AM)

It's meat scraps. Whatever's left over from cutting up the more choice cuts.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 May 2018 - 11:26 PM)

Well, the hot dogs Cineplex has (pretty much our only big theatre chain) around here are quite good, but I have no idea of the composition, and honestly, it's probably better that way.

@  Otaku : (18 May 2018 - 10:01 PM)

@TM2-Megatron In my case, shouldn't risk the hot dogs, either. Maybe if they are guaranteed to contain NO beef (can't digest it anymore >_<).

@  Waspinator : (18 May 2018 - 08:12 PM)

Semper ubi sub ubi

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Then classmate, I mean.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

A classmate of mine once did one: Asked for the English term for [underpants], he replied "underground trousers".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

Urkomisch!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

@Nevermore First time I have ever heard of this, but it sounds awesome!

@  Arazyr : (18 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

We did that amongst ourselves in German class in college. We just called it "Germish", though.

@  Shrug : (18 May 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Nevermore, you've peaked my interest and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter

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

The term itself is an example: "English for Runaways" is supposed to mean "English for advanced speakers".

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:03 AM)

Think of it as the German variety of Engrish, only done completely on purpose for maximum hilarity. The target audience are bilingual German native speakers who a) understand the intended meaning and b) realize the absurdness of the end result.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:02 AM)

It's basically the official unofficial term for deliberate mistranslations between German and English, done for the lulz.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:01 AM)

Has anyone ever heard of the term "English for Runaways"?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 May 2018 - 01:13 AM)

Okay... Seriously.. The Mystic Knights need a DVD release already.. I keep seeing them pop up in the most random of places.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 May 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Unfortunately no Squidkids at Sea World so no splat zones. Now that would have been a good brand deal to advertise in the park, and would have made more brand sense than friggin' Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 07:52 PM)

i think that's where the orcas jump & land on the trainers in protest to their horrible treatment

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 May 2018 - 06:53 PM)

Splat zones? ;)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 05:05 PM)

It was wet from gallons of salt water. Splash zones, man.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2018 - 04:46 PM)

Only if you're classy.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 04:42 PM)

do you serve orca meat with butter?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 May 2018 - 03:57 PM)

I hope it was wet from butter


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Posted 10 February 2017 - 09:15 PM

I would love to see the Beast Wars opening sequence redone with the setting of Beast Wars: Uprising.


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Posted 11 February 2017 - 04:53 PM

I feel that the BW theme is a bit too boisterous for the show.

 

If I had to choose themes:

 

Broken Windshields:

 

 

Head Games:

 

not sure

 

Burning Bridges

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=ciT9p2fG8kk

 

Micro-Aggresions:

 

(During the end)

 

Intersectionality:

 

Not really sure.

 

Trigger Warnings:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_BixATx9FM


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Posted 11 February 2017 - 11:22 PM

I also have an idea for some voices:

 

All the show characters would be the same

 

Eject I imagine as Keith David.

 

Lio Convoy would be Micheal Dorn.

 

Buzzclaw is Steve Buscemi.

 

Ser-Ket would be Cree Summer.

 

Lord Imperious Delirious would be Anthony Hopkins. I think he could also pull off playing Deluge, as well.

 

B'Boom is Khary Payton.

 

Preditron is Liam Neeson.

 

Wolfang is Adam Harrington.


Edited by Verity Carlo, 11 February 2017 - 11:27 PM.

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 11:25 PM

Oh, and Cerebros is Christopher Plummer, while Full-Tilt is Richard Attenborugh.


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Posted 12 February 2017 - 02:45 PM

I'd probably put David on Preditron, not Eject. But that's my Halo influence shining through.

Also, Magmatron would be Steve Blum.
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Posted 12 February 2017 - 08:27 PM

I mostly tried to stick to Ocean Group voice actors (both current and former) since I like the idea of the entire Beast Era as being voiced by the same single talent pool.

 

With the exception of the Car Robots/RiD 2001 guys keeping their original Saban dub voices.

 

Throughout it all, Lio Convoy was David Kaye for me, using a voice more akin to his natural voice.


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Posted 12 February 2017 - 08:36 PM

See, that's just it, though. BWU is far removed from the Beast Era cartoons that it just doesn't really fit to connect it.


 

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 08:41 PM

So I'm not allowed to hear the same voices just because the setting and circumstances differ? How should those have any effect on the voices sound in my head?


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 08:53 PM

Sorry, bit aggressive wording, there.

 

Personally speaking on a related topic, A Change to the Agenda is probably the most unnecessary piece of fiction in BWU. It has no impact on the main stories aside from Optimus and Megatron, and even then for the former they were already written with Prime in mind. It's an origin story for a universe that doesn't really need an origin, and one that's in a magazine you have to pay money for, while all the prose stories online. And the concept that Megatron gets a worse Cybertron by killing Prime is neat, but could easily been done with a different universe than BWU.


 

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 02:57 PM

Okay. Story pitch: When the off-world MCSF officers High Beam and Tiger-Track answer a distress call from the stony planet of Quartex, they get more than they bargained for with a shady underworld of rock creatures.

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 06:00 PM

"Fake News": The state news service, Iacon Communication Service, transitions from a proper news service into a tool of almost pure propaganda. It refuses to report on the dissident Cheetor's grievances against the Builders, and increasingly becomes a personal messenger of the councilors of the Builder Assembly. In response, fed up proto-formers found Radio Free Cybertron.


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 06:40 PM

Great minds really think alike. Today's "Ghost Stories" establishes that IDW Pyra Magna is part of a line of Magnas just like BWU Pyra Magna and Magna Stampede.


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 07:48 PM

Well. BWU treats it more like a family name, while IDW has it as a job title, but... still, it's neat.
(And it's not like other characters' names haven't gone back and forth between titles and names before.)


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 06:44 PM

Hey, here's a question that I'm not sure has been answered.  Or maybe I missed it.

 

What toy represents Ratbat in this universe?  Lio Convoy cuts his arm off in Derailment, and that was the first time I realised he was supposed to be humanoid (I assumed, since he still had mobility like Eject, he was in his cassette body.)



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 06:54 PM

Jim said a while back he probably would imagine him as Takara Generations Ratbat.


 

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:59 AM

Jim said a while back he probably would imagine him as Takara Generations Ratbat.

 

Ah, that makes sense.



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 02:21 AM

That brings up a question. In this reality, Eject was associated with Blaster, as is to be expected. But he has the TFSS body in the present timeframe. Did he change his body from classic G1 style at some point, or is cassette mode a third, hidden mode, like IDW Scoop's combiner limb mode?

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Posted 30 March 2017 - 02:30 PM

Well now that TAAO #8 is out, I guess that list of 7 colonies in the Book of Logos needs revision or something.


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Posted 30 March 2017 - 02:35 PM

... Well it is a different universe than main IDW, so.
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Posted 30 March 2017 - 02:53 PM

All the same, I would find it kinda weird if in this continuity there really were separate individuals or planets named Vigilem and Carcer. "Carcer" the pseudonym doesn't even have its own deco to distinguish it.

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