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@  BlackMax : (21 November 2017 - 04:53 PM)

Sweet!

@  wonko the sane? : (21 November 2017 - 08:00 AM)

Okay, that's freaky good.

@  Locoman : (20 November 2017 - 11:02 PM)

Today I learned that the credits theme from Avatar syncs up alarmingly well with the theme from Beast Wars.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:24 PM)

We badly want to move and completely lack the money to do so. Sigh.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:23 PM)

Which, the opposite side of one bathroom wall is the bedroom. The other wall has all my Transformers on the other side. And it was so bad the other day it actually stunk up the laundry room below the bathroom.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:21 PM)

And the smell is leaking through the bathroom. I'm guessing the vents are connected.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:20 PM)

Turns out they smoke. A lot. I know this because it's now cold outside and they're closing their windows.

@  Shrug : (20 November 2017 - 10:20 PM)

So, I moved to a duplex this summer. And I noticed my neighbor's kept their windows open all the time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 November 2017 - 06:58 PM)

The Netherlands fights the sea every day.

@  Bass X0 : (20 November 2017 - 02:32 PM)

It's a Spider's Game over there.

@  Boomhauer : (20 November 2017 - 09:08 AM)

The best moment of the Emu War is when they brought machine guns to shoot at large groups of birds and at no point a single person in the room brought up "wait but emus are fast won't they just dodge and-"

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2017 - 04:53 AM)

Yeah yeah, giant spiders. Look up the Great Emu War of the 1920s for instances of Australia trying to defeat it's wildlife and failing miserably.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 November 2017 - 03:41 AM)

Australia is still fighting their war on Giant Spiders.

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2017 - 01:58 AM)

The queue is pretty long, and I don't think Australia is going anywhere any time soon.

@  Locoman : (19 November 2017 - 10:59 PM)

Welcome to the "political crisis" queue, here's your ticket.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2017 - 10:20 PM)

Complicated lengthy coalition talks just failed.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2017 - 10:20 PM)

Oh boy. Germany is in a political crisis.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 November 2017 - 01:25 PM)

I could handle going back to not existing. x.x;

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2017 - 01:14 PM)

Life is the brief recess we get from not existing before going back to not existing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 November 2017 - 01:10 PM)

Nah.. Life is simply the precursor to death.

@  Bass X0 : (19 November 2017 - 12:41 PM)

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 November 2017 - 08:37 AM)

You won't be at school or work anymore... so mitigated success.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 November 2017 - 05:21 PM)

Just don't try to plug yourself into an outlet. It won't end well.

@  Bass X0 : (17 November 2017 - 04:57 PM)

Trying to stay awake at work or school is a lot like using your controller when it's on low battery

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 10:31 AM)

If you're used to doing it with tabs, that makes sense. It doesn't feel weird for me.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:28 AM)

Also, it just feels weird if switching between webpages uses the same actions as switching between programs.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:21 AM)

I switch between different things on the browser and click on various plugins and stuff far more often than switching from program to program.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 10:19 AM)

Yeah I'm mostly just venting from frustration rather than trying to convince anyone, though @NotVeryNightly I will point out that the windows for the other programs I'm running are at the bottom of the screen as well.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 10:09 AM)

Tabs are on the top, near the address bar, browser tools, plugins and whatnot so the cursor will be there frequently anyway. Switching windows would require going down the screen.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 10:03 AM)

I mean, you do you. No bigs. You've just got a fairly unique stance that surprised me.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 09:54 AM)

I haven't seen words on the bottom bar of the screen since XP.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:13 AM)

All of which is put on the point that I don't care if people want to use tabs, I just want the option to not have them present for me on my browser.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:12 AM)

@Shrug- A quick glance at the bottom of the screen shows me what is open and where. Load times are basically so trivial that the load indicator on a tab is something I didn't notice until you mentioned it. The "which instance is playing noise" is a fair point but has basically only really been approaching meaningful for me maybe twice in all the time tabs have existed.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:07 AM)

@NotveryKnightly- I have never encountered a situation where that is true, especially given that tabs are on the other side of the screen to the other things I'm switching through.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 09:06 AM)

@ Nevermore- The windows at the bottom have the names of the websites on them, presuming you don't collapse them.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:08 AM)

Geez, this is reminding me of the awful pre-tab days.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:07 AM)

I can look at the tab to see if it hasn't finished loading yet. Now you can see which tab is playing sound, so no need to hunt through windows to find a video ad that started playing.

@  Shrug : (17 November 2017 - 08:07 AM)

And a quick glance lets me know whats open and where. No clicking multiple windows hunting for something. No waiting for some window preview to pop up (which wasn't available when tabs first started.)

@  NotVeryKnightly : (17 November 2017 - 06:03 AM)

Switching between tabs is way quicker than between windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:09 AM)

It's like having a clear structore with sub-directores, instead of just having all files on your computer stored in one giant directory.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:08 AM)

This way, I can switch between windows and then select the tab, instead of always trying to remember which window is for which website.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:07 AM)

I find one browser window with multiple tabs a lot easier to handle alongside other windows than multiple browser windows alongside other windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

I find multiple tabs a lot more comfortable than multiple windows.

@  Nevermore : (17 November 2017 - 04:06 AM)

erm... no?

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2017 - 03:26 AM)

On mobile devices and whatever I understand why tabs would be a thing, but on a full desktop browser it's just- "Hey, here's a thing that's kind of like opening a new window, but objectively worse in every practical way"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 November 2017 - 01:41 AM)

Someone remind me again: which versions of the CW Hot Spot mold did not suffer from bad hip ratcheting?

@  BlackMax : (16 November 2017 - 06:33 PM)

Holy crap I just pushed the F11 key for the first time on a keyboard since about 1994.

@  Shrug : (16 November 2017 - 01:11 PM)

tabs being wretched bs is definitely an opinion I've never seen before

@  RC85747 : (16 November 2017 - 08:25 AM)

Vivaldi lets you hide the tab bar

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2017 - 07:45 AM)

Yeah but that gets rid of everything else as well.


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#381 Chris McFeely

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 12:44 PM

"Huh, no scans from Spotlight Sixshot?" *remembers who drew it* "Ah, yeah. That makes sense.

 

Y'know it's not even that, there's not a single good "group shot" of the team in it worth using to showcase them.



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Posted 28 October 2017 - 03:35 PM

Very true.

 

(Can you believe they had him do art for the Beast Wars Sourcebook? It's a tossup between him and Milkovich for the worst art in that book.)


 

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 08:14 PM

"I forgot they were in the intro to Headmasters, and that animation is so good, I wonder what else they did in the intro..."

Immediately after that clip, Raiden kicks Sinntertwin so hard he explodes, then performs an equally devastating backhand to Cutthroat.  Cut to Rodimus Prime who takes down Blot and Cutthroat simulatneously with his wrist guns, causing them to explode violently. Next shot is Brainstorm, who fires upon Rippersnapper point blank.  Hun-Gurrr is never seen again.

 
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#384 Chris McFeely

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 09:01 AM

Just ahead of the "Titans Return" cartoon, and on the 30th anniversary of "The Rebirth" - you'd think I planned it out, or somethin'! 

 



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Posted 11 November 2017 - 12:01 PM

Another excellent job. :thumbsup


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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 11 November 2017 - 01:04 PM

How will the Titans Return cartoon choose to depict the technology?


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 01:06 PM

That gif is kind of headache-inducing. I could hide it in a spoiler box myself but I felt like asking first.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 11 November 2017 - 01:07 PM.


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 01:17 PM

The spoiler box makes it funnier.



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Posted 11 November 2017 - 01:24 PM

The video fails to mention Titan Masters are pure plastic crack.



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:27 AM

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"'[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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#391 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:29 AM

Where did all of those Titan Master animated bits come from?

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:31 AM

Ads. I get them on YouTube when I watch a lot of video reviews.

 


Edited by Copper Bezel, 13 November 2017 - 09:32 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?

 

Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:42 PM

Wow.

 

Just now finding out it's "transtectors" and not "transectors" :doh


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:15 PM

Yeah, I spelled it that way before watching Masterforce. Now I assume it was supposed to be trans-tech-er.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:50 AM

When I realized, I found the three "transector" references on TFWiki and fixed them. = P No idea why I'd read it that way. 

 

I actually would have assumed trans + [pro]tect myself.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?

 

Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:53 AM

Yeah, Transformer + Protector = Transtector seems like a good bet.

Reminds me of Aku + Destroyer = Acroyer, from Microman/Micronauts.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:36 AM

This video reminds me of all the bizarreness that surrounded the cartoon versions' interpretations of these guys, like where Arcana rides on top of Brainstorm instead of piloting him, or the way the Targetmasters didn't have handles; Rebirth had the bots just holding them like some sort of box, as I recall, while Headmasters in Japan had them plug into the wrist instead.

Just... why?

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#398 DocChloroplast

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:02 AM

This video reminds me of all the bizarreness that surrounded the cartoon versions' interpretations of these guys, like where Arcana rides on top of Brainstorm instead of piloting him, or the way the Targetmasters didn't have handles; Rebirth had the bots just holding them like some sort of box, as I recall, while Headmasters in Japan had them plug into the wrist instead.

Just... why?

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How have these guys been fighting for 4 million years


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:39 AM

...I wonder if maybe the animation models for the gun modes were drawn at an angle where the handle isn't visible.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:57 AM

...I wonder if maybe the animation models for the gun modes were drawn at an angle where the handle isn't visible.

Considering the Technobots had a set of model sheets where the backs were entirely just made up (and super wrong), I'm guessing the prototype reference photos the character model artist got were of only one or two angles.  Without a handle.


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