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@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 09:50 PM)

At this point, if I'm going to die then it won't be the wait what killed me. It didn't help any, mind you, but it's not what got me.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 January 2021 - 09:37 PM)

Technically we are all literally dying to play with our next figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 05:36 PM)

I am figuratively dying to play with that cheetor.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Still waiting for my box from BBTS to arrive.

@  tigerhawk : (16 January 2021 - 04:29 PM)

Kingdoms is fantabulous and it's only the first wave.

@  tigerhawk : (12 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

My Super Collection Megatron always had two left legs and I just discovered my Thrilling 30 Crosscut has two right hips.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Fortunately, it's only Netflix Hound, so not really much of a loss here.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:55 PM)

So it's been a while since I've had a misassembled Transformers toy.

@  Echowarrior : (11 January 2021 - 10:02 AM)

More Micromasters would be welcome.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 January 2021 - 06:15 AM)

Instructions unclear, have more sports cars.

@  tigerhawk : (11 January 2021 - 01:57 AM)

Or they could make the other Micromasters of the teams they half assed.

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 January 2021 - 11:20 PM)

There should be a box set of eight Stakeouts.

@  Bass X0 : (10 January 2021 - 08:27 PM)

There should be a box-set of Thrust, Dirge and Ramjet. But I'm not expecting it.

@  Nevermore : (10 January 2021 - 07:51 PM)

I hope there are re-releases this year!

@  tigerhawk : (10 January 2021 - 03:59 PM)

I hope there's rereleases of Earthrise Ramjet, Dirge and Ratchet next year.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 January 2021 - 07:51 AM)

Oh no, he was loved. I'd argue he could have had a better life physically, but he was loved. Deeply.

@  Telly : (08 January 2021 - 01:42 AM)

as long s/he gave love and was loved, it was a good life

@  Echowarrior : (07 January 2021 - 11:10 PM)

Poor puppy. Poor kid.

@  CORVUS : (07 January 2021 - 03:04 PM)

My condolences :(

@  wonko the sane? : (07 January 2021 - 10:45 AM)

So: My sisters dog just had a heart attack and died... while her 12 year old son was walking him. Welcome to 2021 everybody!

@  Dekafox : (04 January 2021 - 07:24 PM)

Except they're Deceptican'ts usually.

@  Devcon : (04 January 2021 - 05:17 PM)

Depending on which dub: Either Decepticons or Decepticans.

@  Bass X0 : (04 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Deception is the French word for disappointment. What does that make the Decepticons in France?

@  Echowarrior : (03 January 2021 - 11:29 PM)

We're just tiny little specks, about the size of Mickey Rooney.

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 January 2021 - 04:33 PM)

It's a great big universe, and we're all really puny.

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned, a sun that is the source of all our power

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving and revolving at nine hundred miles an hour.

@  TM2-Megatron : (02 January 2021 - 11:57 PM)

relative to the speed that it's swirling around the centre of the galaxy, its rotation is fairly slow

@  PlutoniumBoss : (02 January 2021 - 09:31 PM)

I'd like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 January 2021 - 07:21 PM)

The Earth moving gave us 2021.

@  ▲ndrusi : (02 January 2021 - 10:50 AM)

It does that.

@  tigerhawk : (02 January 2021 - 10:11 AM)

I think the Earth is moving.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:35 AM)

Sunday evenings are awesome. Looking at the clock at 8 PM and thinking "I still have plenty of time before going to bed..."

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:33 AM)

Now I've been working permanent late shift for almost three years. Don't regret it one bit. One of the rare cases where the needs of the company overlap with my own preferences.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:32 AM)

Before the permanent late shift was introduced three years ago (which I volunteered for as soon as the form became available), I always tended to plan my vacation for early shift weeks. Since the majority of the people in most departments prefer to work early shift and thus tended to plan their vacation for late shift weeks, there were usually enough slots available for me to get my request fulfilled.

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:26 PM)

I was promoted last December, so this past year is my first with the company where I've been able to get whatever vacation I wanted. Instead of competing with 100 other people, there's now only 1 (out of 3 others who share my job) that's been in the building longer than me, and so has first dibs at weeks. It's pretty easy to work it out between ourselves before we give in our requests, though

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:24 PM)

But there's also departments to consider, since we have a varieity of types of machines and not everyone is qualified to run everything. Altogether, there are a lot of ways you can get screwed

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:21 PM)

So a few of the same rules, a few different ones. For regular employees, requests need to be in by January 15th. If they are, those are doled out based on seniority. You're only guaranteed 2 weeks in "prime time" (basically June, July, August). Anything submitted after January 15th is given out first come, first served based on availability

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (01 January 2021 - 02:39 PM)

So who said "Jumanji!"?

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 January 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I knew a woman at Target who was forced to use up her vacation time before she could qualify for maternity leave. Then they denied the leave because she technically hadn't been at work for two weeks beforehand.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Also, if you become sick during your vacation and you turn in a doctor's sick note, it means that you don't lose your vacation days, because according to the law, vacation is intended for recreation, not for recovery from sickness or injury.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 04:00 AM)

Another priority is "vacation request for the next year turned in before the deadline". Like, you missed the deadline, you have to make do with what's left.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 03:59 AM)

No, they prioritize vacation during school holidays for employees with school-age children. Also, only three of the six weeks during the summer holidays per employee so a larger number of employees can get their requests fulfilled.

@  TM2-Megatron : (31 December 2020 - 08:14 PM)

like, not company-wide, obviously, but by facility

@  TM2-Megatron : (31 December 2020 - 08:14 PM)

That's actually not bad at all for such a large company. Do they prioritize vacation by seniority?

@  Nevermore : (31 December 2020 - 08:11 PM)

In my nine years with Amazon, only one of my vacation requests (not counting requests for single days) has ever been denied (with an alternate option offered for a mere week later). It might have helped that I have always tended to plan my vacation against the grain.

@  Nevermore : (31 December 2020 - 08:06 PM)

We also have a legally guaranteed minimum of at least 24 vacation days per year, and the law mandates that the vacation should be granted in one stretch "unless urgent reasons on behalf of the company or the individual employee make it necessary to split up the vacation". The most common valid "urgent reason on behalf of the company" would be "multiple employees have requested their vacation days for the same period, so the employer has to organize everyone's vacation grants equally".

@  TheMightyMol... : (31 December 2020 - 02:50 PM)

Most places run with the bare minimum amount of staff they think they can get away with. So if one key person is out, they're in trouble. Hence, they don't like letting people take vacations.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (31 December 2020 - 10:35 AM)

Here in the US... you're honestly likely to get fired for taking vacation.

@  Nevermore : (31 December 2020 - 05:31 AM)

Here in Germany, employers are usually very eager to remind you to take all your vacation days.


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#1 ChessPieceFace

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 10:43 PM

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So you know all about March Mayhem: Revolutionary War, and you want to make your predictions? Well, go for it! You can submit your bracket in one of two ways:

  • Edit the JPG version in your favorite image editor:
    https://www.allspark...mm3/bracket.jpg
    Then, save the image and upload it as an attachment to a post in this thread. 
     
  • OR, post a text list in this thread, and make sure it's easy for us dummies on the staff to follow. 

Regardless of the method, remember: your brackets must be posted in this thread by 11:59PM Eastern on March 19 if you want to qualify for the accuracy contest, and posts/attachments must not be edited after that time. So pick some winners, and get ready to vote starting March 20!



#2 ChessPieceFace

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 12:29 AM

Obviously I'm ineligible to win anything, but here's my completed bracket just for funsies:

 

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#3 Broadside

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 03:52 AM

I'm stumbling at the first hurdle, because I can't decide whether to put down Kup and Helix, who SHOULD win, or Optimus and Sandra, who almost certainly WILL.

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#4 Broadside

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 04:50 AM

As with last year, I've ended up with a mix of educated guesses and wishful thinking.

It's entirely possible that I'm going to lose due to not wanting any of my faves to go out in the first round.

 

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Edited by Broadside, 14 March 2017 - 10:10 AM.

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#5 GodSentinelOmega

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 05:24 AM

Kup and Action Man not together and ROM vs Leoric straight off the bat? Tough choices.

Actually, a lot of these pairings are really tough, because sometimes i only want one half of of a pair to get through.

Edited by GodSentinelOmega, 13 March 2017 - 05:35 AM.

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#6 Chris McFeely

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 07:05 AM

What the hey, I'm gonna go for it this year!

 

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#7 gearshift

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 08:14 AM

Hmnnnn.

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#8 GodSentinelOmega

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 09:08 AM

Ok, here my brackets. Spoiler tagged for length.

First up, the good guys (and girls)

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Next up, the bad guys (and girls)

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Final Round
Spoiler

Edited by GodSentinelOmega, 13 March 2017 - 03:11 PM.

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#9 Unit Eleven

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 01:57 PM

Ah, why not.

 

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#10 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 05:12 PM

May the mayhem begin!



#11 BScorpinok75

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 08:22 PM

Spoiler




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#12 Rusty Rossiter

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 10:25 PM

Optimus Prime

Thundercracker

Soundwave       

Windblade

Rodimus

Drift

Megatron

Grimlock

 

Deathasaurus

Steeljaw

Tyrest

Kronk

Pharma

Starscream

Galvatron

Glowstrike



#13 NovaSaber

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 10:40 PM

Well, here goes.

 

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#14 DocChloroplast

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 05:53 AM

I'm too lazy to fire-up Photoshop!

 

Heroes

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Villains:

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March Mayhem Champion:

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#15 Jalaguy

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 07:52 AM

Optimus Prime
Thundercracker
Soundwave       
Windblade
Rodimus
Drift
Megatron
Grimlock
 
Deathasaurus
Steeljaw
Tyrest
Kronk
Pharma
Starscream
Galvatron
Glowstrike


Hey there. This looks like it's just your predictions for the first round. To complete your bracket, you'll need to add them for every round through to the final.

#16 DeltaSeeker

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 09:40 AM

Here's mine.  I'm not familiar with a lot of these characters, so I did the best I could

 

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#17 Broadside

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 10:11 AM

Updated and amended my guesses, because if everyone else can have faith in my boy, so can I, dammit!

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#18 Have a Pickle

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 10:12 AM

Argh, me bracket, matey.

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#19 Galenraff

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 10:35 AM

Also ineligible, but here's mine.  I almost took Rewind/Action Man deep as a dark horse entry, but it turns out a lot of people did that.

 

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#20 ChessPieceFace

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 12:45 PM

I did not see the Rewind/Action Man winning predictions coming. Is it because of Rewind or Action Man? I know literally nothing about Action Man...



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