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@  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?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Runa runa!

@  Sabrblade : (14 April 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Wocka wocka!

@  The Doctor Who : (14 April 2019 - 06:59 AM)

Lewd

@  Paladin : (14 April 2019 - 06:57 AM)

troutstick.

@  MEDdMI : (14 April 2019 - 06:34 AM)

With a trout.


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#1 Chris McFeely

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 12:17 PM

Hey guys! If you follow me on social media at all you'll have heard me promoting this, but I thought I'd drop a link here too! The first episode of my new YouTube series, "TRANSFORMERS: THE BASICS," has just gone live today. It's targeted at new Transformers fans to help them get to grips with complicated concepts and lore, beginning with this episode: an overview of TF history and how it breaks down into separate continuities, all in 10 minutes!

 

 

New episodes will run weekly in June! Nothing the sort of folk who frequent the AllSpark wont be well-versed in already, but share it around with any friends who are just starting out and trying to learn more about this big mess of a franchise! :)


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Posted 03 June 2017 - 07:00 PM

That's a cool video, Chris. The Transformers franchise is really confusing in its ways, and it's nice to know that this video and the other installments of this series are gonna be out there for people who wanna learn about it.

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Posted 03 June 2017 - 07:06 PM

Oh, that's your voice!

Someone just posted this over on The Mary Sue.

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 12:00 AM

This is great stuff! I'm definitely gonna be watching this series and will keep it in mind as something to show to any friends of mine.

 

Excellent work, Chris. :thumbsup


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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.

#5 Chris McFeely

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 05:25 AM

Thanks guys! :)

 

Someone just posted this over on The Mary Sue.

 

Really! Have a link? I'm eager to see what people are saying about it!



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Posted 04 June 2017 - 06:31 AM

Man I was hoping this was gonna be all about the Beast Wars Flipchangers! Disappointed! :p

But yeah that s is a great resource, very cool!

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 08:37 AM

It was really fun listening to your accent gradually grow stronger over the course of the video.

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 08:40 AM

It was really fun listening to your accent gradually grow stronger over the course of the video.

Culminating with a finale about the Mr Potato Head Transformers.

 

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#9 Cybersnark

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 01:12 PM

Really! Have a link? I'm eager to see what people are saying about it!

Only that it exists, really; it was posted during the daily open thread: https://www.themarys...ment-3339275174

#10 Chris McFeely

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 02:49 PM

Still neat! :)



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Posted 04 June 2017 - 04:20 PM

Nice job! You did a great job summarizing and simplifying everything while not leaving anything out.

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 08:43 PM

The only thing I was surprised to not see mentioned (since you did manage to slip in the fact that Car Robots is a JG1 series while RiD 2001 is not) is how TF: Cybertron had a looser connection to Energon and Armada than those two had to each other.

 

Though, related to the aforementioned difference between Car Robots and RiD 2001, I loved how you referred to Gigatron as a "Predacon", since it's rarely pointed out that the name "Destronger" didn't refer to the entire race/faction that Gigatron's crew belonged to, but instead referred only to just Gigatron's crew itself, who were instead a part of the larger Destron (Predacon) race/faction according to Gigatron's original Japanese toy bio. :thumbsup


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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 04 June 2017 - 08:58 PM

Very well done.

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Posted 04 June 2017 - 09:34 PM

Loved it! It's breakdowns like these that got me into series like Doctor Who and Godzilla, so I'm all for them.


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 10:27 PM

I really like this kind of video and was just thinking how some things I really enjoy don't have videos like this. Keep up the good work!

 

PS any plans on talking about what a 3rd party toys are? I only ask because they've been around for nearly 10 years and know some newer fans don't understand the difference between 3rd party and official.



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Posted 04 June 2017 - 11:09 PM

but I mean, but whats this guys credentials? Can this information really be trusted?

#17 Blade Raider

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 01:26 AM

but I mean, but whats this guys credentials? Can this information really be trusted?

Does having a TFwiki article count as credentials?



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 01:47 AM

Pat Lee has one, so.



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 01:48 AM

Look we all remember when Sideswipe died in the movie.



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 01:53 AM

but I mean, but whats this guys credentials? Can this information really be trusted?

Hard to say.  He listed the WFC games in a different continuity than G1, so-

 

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