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@  Nevermore : (17 May 2021 - 05:15 AM)

So, then, isn't redecoing or retooling an existing toy also "fixing" someone else's art?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 10:07 PM)

A toy is not on the same level as a piece of drawn art, true, but it is 100% an entertainment product.

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 05:05 PM)

A toy is an object of utility, Comparing that to a piece of drawn art is grossly ignoring the difference between the two. Also, you didn't answer my questions. Try again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 04:25 PM)

Part of the difference is that those covers are primarily one person's art. Sure, you probably have an inker and a colorist, but the lines and composition are one person. A toy however is a team design at pretty much all levels.

@  Cyoti : (16 May 2021 - 03:52 PM)

toymaking is a collaborative process, you have to make compromises and factories are going to get things wrong

@  tigerhawk : (16 May 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Earthrise had a few holes, Runamuck's legs YIKES!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 May 2021 - 03:37 PM)

I doubt that say, the designer for Kingdom Cheetor was happy about every bit of unpainted plastic on it.

@  Bass X0 : (16 May 2021 - 03:28 PM)

J Scott Campbell recently had his Spiderman cover "fixed" by someone online. A few weeks ago, someone on twitter "fixed" someone's Sonic the Hedgehog fan art where Sonic, Tails and Knuckles were drawn as humans. Both times and other times, the "fixer" gets called out and criticised as you shouldn't go around "fixing" someone else's art because its rude and disrespectful to the original artist. And I was thinking isn't "fixed your s*** for ya" exactly what toy customisers do?

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 02:28 PM)

Have you ever changed your car in any way whatsoever compared to the factory configuration, or are you leaving the designer's art unchanged in that case as well?

@  CORVUS : (16 May 2021 - 02:28 PM)

It's best not to ponder it too hard.

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 04:16 AM)

Bass X0, I really wonder sometimes how you come up with these random tangents apropos of nothing.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 04:11 AM)

It's collaborative art.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 May 2021 - 04:07 AM)

Toys are subject to budget constraints, so its not like customizing would ruin the designer's vision or whatever.

@  Bass X0 : (16 May 2021 - 03:38 AM)

Isn't customising a toy just "fixing other people's art"?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 02:58 AM)

Oops, All Berries

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2021 - 12:47 AM)

Nope, Chuck Berry

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 May 2021 - 10:42 PM)

Nope, Chuck Testa.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 May 2021 - 10:41 PM)

English needs to revive Chuck Finley in everyday text

@  Xero Prime : (15 May 2021 - 09:09 PM)

English needs to revive Mindy in everyday text.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 May 2021 - 08:07 PM)

English needs to revive book in everyday text.

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2021 - 04:00 PM)

English needs to revive Mook in everyday text

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 May 2021 - 03:42 PM)

English needs to revive Mork in everyday text

@  CORVUS : (15 May 2021 - 02:21 PM)

English needs to revive Morn in everyday text

@  Nevermore : (15 May 2021 - 12:38 PM)

English needs to revive Gorn in everyday text

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2021 - 09:46 AM)

English needs to revive Gore in everyday text

@  Bass X0 : (15 May 2021 - 09:45 AM)

English needs to revive Gort in everyday text

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 May 2021 - 06:52 AM)

English needs to revive bort in everyday text

@  Telly : (15 May 2021 - 01:12 AM)

English needs to revive bork in everyday text

@  NovaSaber : (15 May 2021 - 12:15 AM)

English needs to revive dork in everyday text.

@  Sabrblade : (14 May 2021 - 09:34 PM)

English needs to revive pork in everyday text.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 May 2021 - 09:26 PM)

English needs to revive porn in everyday text.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 May 2021 - 09:10 PM)

English needs to revive Ģorn in everyday text.

@  Patch : (14 May 2021 - 05:53 PM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (13 May 2021 - 04:41 PM)

Yeah, my hybrid does that when idling or at low speeds. Otherwise it's almost completely silent.

@  ZakuConvoy : (13 May 2021 - 02:27 PM)

That might actually be a fake noise they make electric cars make so pedestrians can hear them. Some cars even let you pick out what noise they make.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 May 2021 - 11:20 AM)

Actually heard a car with that electric, scifi-hum to it. Made me realize that we kinda are living in the future...

@  tigerhawk : (13 May 2021 - 03:28 AM)

Nearly thirty Studio Series figs including the '86 line. "I won't touch that." I said a few years ago when deluxe wave 5 came to my store for a tenner each. My latest one' is 72 Starscream.

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 May 2021 - 05:22 PM)

God, it's such a pain to have a local email address shut down. So many accounts to update...

@  Bass X0 : (10 May 2021 - 04:43 PM)

"Let's make a bargain, shall we? You ask Primus for help and I'll stop the moment He shows up."

@  tigerhawk : (10 May 2021 - 02:56 AM)

The 1988 G1 line up could all have been done as Titan Master things, I figure the Pretenders could be done as Titan Master Drones and Prime Master shells.

@  Cyoti : (08 May 2021 - 11:14 AM)

Perfect is the enemy of the good. And it's still better than making him a remold of RTS Jazz as planned originally. Fact of the matter is: Nightbeat is just not a priority with Hasbro.

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Generations Nightbeat never really scratched that itch sadly; he looked okay, but his transformation was fiddly, his robot mode had far too many bits and pieces flopping around unsecured, and his chest dragged along the surface in var mode. =/

@  Demovere Xeno : (08 May 2021 - 08:57 AM)

I second wishing that we got a Deluxe Nightbeat from TR, mostly because as a kid he was second-in-command to my old Powermaster Optimus for the longest time. =P


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Posted 02 May 2018 - 03:46 PM

Really not a surprise. The mob owns just about all ends of construction, and consequently the developers. The whole thing was a waste of time, money and a ridiculous dog and pony show for a broken system to once again try to prove it isn't broken.


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:23 AM

Bloc quebecois MP's, in crisis over the leadership in the party (federal level, not provincial.)... seperated and formed their own party. I do hope the irony is not lost on them, but it probably is.

 

Anywho: they formed a NEW quebec oriented party on the federal level, called "quebec debout". Which loosely translates to "quebec standing up". Yes, fine, we get it. You can sit the hug down now.

 

Let's be serious for a second here. The bloc has been floundering for the better part of a decade. They had less than 10 seats in the last election, and then most of them defected to other parties or went independant anyway, leaving them at five. They could have held a caucus at a denny's dinner booth. And even if the entire province up and decided to vote bloc: they still wouldn't have enough seats to make the mandatory minimum for a minority government and everyone voting bloc simply will not happen, unless they try to pull a referendum and just hugging cheat, but they still screwed it up and lost, so hey: great background for it. They were official opposition ONCE and that was the literal best they could do. They are wasting time and money by having even one federal level quebec sovereignty party, and now we have hugging TWO! Because eventually a bad idea will become a good one if they do it enough? I just don't understand the mentality here.


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Posted 10 May 2018 - 10:45 AM

Yeah, I've never seen the point of having a federal separatist party either. Perhaps it might've made sense to their cause during the 1990s, back when BQ was formed, but it doesn't now IMO.


 

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:29 AM

So, the CAQ: current front runners in the provincial election... want a values test for immigrants. Their gonna get three years in which to learn french, and to "integrate to quebec society" and then be tested on it, and if they don't pass, quebec will appeal to the canadian government to ship 'em back to where they came from.

 

https://montreal.ctv...rants-1.3932464

 

Now: this isn't new. It's been attempted before. The key problem is: with education services being the way they are in the province, especially for adults, and the ridiculous double standard when it comes to the french language: there is no way someone who doesn't already have a background in the french language will be able to pick it up enough to pass any significant testing in just three years. More: those who do have a background in french will more than likely find themselves answering non-sense technical questions, on a test designed to fail people. So the folks failing the test will speak/read/write the language better than the folks giving the test.

 

And even MORE to the point: when quebec starts pointing out the folks they want deported cause they didn't meet quebec's stringent values standards, canada will just tell them to sit down and shut up because immigrant (though handled locally in the provinces.) is of federal mandate and quebec already influences the standards enough as it is.

 

And the stupid thing, the really hugging stupid thing: this probably won't stop the CAQ from being elected this time. It might make the difference between majority and minority government, but not stop them. The PQ are a non start this time, and everyone is just to sick of the liberals. I honestly hope there's an NDP rep in my district cause I don't want to vote for any of them.


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Posted 30 May 2018 - 07:16 AM

https://montreal.ctv...dians-1.3950073

 

Long story short: the "new champlain bridge" (a bridge over the st-laurence river meant to replace the existing champlain bridge and the new structure is still unnamed.) was promised to be on time and on budget. Just like every other construction project, large and small, in the province. Turns out it will mimic every other construction project in the province anyway: being both late and over budget. The auditor general called the december 2018 completion date "ambitious".

 

I called it before they had even broken ground. I doubled down when they had to stop at the half way point to fix more than 20 000 critical flaws in construction. My question now is: which one of the bridges will fall over first.


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Posted 14 June 2018 - 07:20 AM

SO hey! Here's a thing that actually happened.

 

https://globalnews.c...-speak-english/

 

Long story short: cop refused a guy access to service, cause he was english.

 

Now, see, cause this is quebec, there are an awful lot french only cops. However, there are federal laws regarding access to police services in multiple languages. Mostly because the RCMP are used to police the small towns, reservations and territories and those folks are largely drawn from the big cities where the primary languages are english. So: this cop telling the guy to go somewhere else cause she wouldn't speak english, and wouldn't bother getting off her fat ass and getting someone who could is an actual crime. Now, I sincerely doubt this is the first person she's done this to, and I hope a good number of the rest will come forward and show that this kind of attitude and action in public service will not be tolerated any more.

 

But I'm also willing to bet the french news will be turning her into a folk hero by noon.


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Posted 23 August 2018 - 08:02 AM

Today marks the beginning of the quebec provincial election campaign! 39 days of more horse and bullshit than could fertilize all the fields in the country (not that quebecois farmers would share their bullshit with canada, no sir.) and more pork than you could eat in a hundred life times. They began early even: starting literally months ago with the liberals announcing project after project of badly needed infrastructure in hospitals and community groups. At the same time (coincidentally enough! Imagine that.) the other political parties went on jags having rallies and making promises to the tune of "if we get elected" (which all played nicely to the song of "if I only had a brain".). And even the union groups are getting into their old tricks; the largely labour dominated and french "Canadian public service union" (which is not a union in and of itself, but the over arching group which represents a bunch of smaller actual unions in the province.) is once again pushing for the PQ. Which isn't surprising: the blue collar unions in the province have almost unilaterally support seperation since the PQ first took office way back in the 70's.

 

And frankly... my hugging head hurts. I can't vote for literally anyone this time around. If I vote liberal: I'm going to be voting to strip away public funding for all the stuff that badly needs it, like schools and hospitals, and support for the poor and disenfranchised. And quite possibly be voting for another mandate with that sack of living garbage barrette in charge of public health. I can't vote for the CAQ: because for all their posturing and pleading they are still a seperation party made up entirely of disenfranchised Pequists, some of them originally from the PQ. And I can't vote for the PQ, because voting for the PQ is voting to throttle all economic, cultural and social progress in this festering shit hole of a province in the name of safe guarding the french language and culture in the province of quebec. I already have to go to ontario if I want pre-school educational toys and materials in english cause canadian stores will not ship english stuff to the province. There is no ready or sufficient presence of NDP or Tories in the province. Some riding have reps, most don't, and there aren't enough to make a minority government, never mind the majority needed to actually make a difference in government. There are a few other third party parties, like the green, and occasionally communist, but no one takes them seriously.

 

I am going to vote on october 1st, and it will more than likely be for the liberals. I don't have a god damn choice.


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Posted 24 August 2018 - 01:56 AM

The CAQ is even more pro-rich anti-poor than the PLQ.


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 06:28 AM

Case in point: on the first day of the campaign, the PQ announced that if they are elected, they will bring bill 202 to the assembly floor.

 

https://montreal.ctv...rench-1.3540874

 

I also learned that there is apparently an NDP rep in my riding, I don't know who they are as the banners are pushing the platform and not the rep, but that's okay, as I still can't vote for them. I have to vote strategically (and frankly, so does everyone else if you want to counter the ignorance, the apathy, and the seperatists.). If I don't want the CAQ, QS or PQ in my riding, I cannot have a hand in splitting the vote. And the democratic dance in this province is liberal/pq/liberal/pq. We just finished a liberal mandate (omfg finally... it's getting as bad as american politics in here...) and unless I we want a seperatist party with a majority, yeah...


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Posted 24 August 2018 - 06:48 AM

Had a look on Wikipedia, seems that the Quebec NDP has no connection to the official federal NDP. Not sure what to make of that.
 

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 07:14 AM

It makes them functionally another party like the green party, the communists and the rhinocerous party. Small timers who split the vote, don't have the representation to make a difference, and probably run by people who couldn't do anything else in life except work for a bloated and incompetent government.

 

So: legault (CAQ) did a speech yesterday: where in affirmed that he wants anglos in the province but also reminded the anglos that french will always be vulnerable in north america. And the anglos want to remind legault that we honestly do not give a hug if french is vulnerable in north america. The provinces oppressive and draconian laws regarding language are basically unheard of in 1st world nations, and make it ridiculously hard for french businesses to connect outside of quebec, and render access to services in the majority language of the human being to being incredibly hard to outright impossible. They actively block or outright deny access to healthcare, education, legal services, and some places: housing and basic government services: like welfare. No one CARES if you want to speak to speak french, we all want what is supposed to be basic; the ability to speak our first language, the OTHER language of note in a bilingual country, while using public services. You know, as is required by law.


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Posted 17 September 2018 - 05:03 PM

So HEY! It's the english language debate tonight! In fact, it's pre-empted the actual news!

 

I'mma go watch some porn, at the script least is more believable.


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Posted 17 September 2018 - 06:11 PM

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 09:24 AM

Well, today was one of the convenient advanced polling days: I went and voted. My complete and utter non-choice has been registered, and now we just wait for october 1st for all the votes to be tallied to find out which particular group of hugwits will have the ability to screw the population over for the next mandate.

 

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 07:16 AM

SO hey, this is a thing that's happening in quebec right now.

 

https://globalnews.c...violent-threat/

 

And frankly: I am not surprised. There is a massive xenophobic streak in french quebec culture. And long have the seperatist parties pushed for LESS immigration to the province and more control over that immigration process. Apparently, the right kinds of people are not coming to quebec to satisfy les quebecois. The CAQ and PQ doubled down on the hate mongering during this election: The CAQ wanting to test immigrants after a limited period of life here to see if they were integrating and adopting quebec values and, of course, threatening to kick out anyone who doesn't qualify (which will be skads of non christians and non whites, I am sure.). The PQ have made little mention of their own ideas on immigration policies, but have yet to call out the CAQ's idea as a bad one.

 

For all the hype they try to put up about quebec city: it's just another city in the regions, even if it's particularly big. Montreal has the only real claim to being cosmopolitan in the province. And surprise: montreal police still pull over minorities in expensive cars. So great claims there.


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Posted 27 September 2018 - 07:25 AM

Is rural Quebec like rural Alabama or something?

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 10:46 AM

Possibly worse. Lot of sub-literate (in French) high school dropouts and people who've never even been in a high school in the first place, and who have lived/will live their entire lives within the same five-kilometre area.

(Not a Quebecois, but my last job involved processing surveys from Quebec.)

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 04:11 PM

Had a bit of a fun time on Facebook today.

 

A Quebecer former co-worker shared an edited version of that classic cartoon that shows a small crowd of people in I Voted shirts and a much larger crowd of people shouting "I didn't vote because it doesn't make a difference", except the caption was translated to French (poorly pasted on, I might add), with a header that says "If you're wondering how we had 15 years of Liberals in power".

 

 

So, you know, I commented "I'm not too sure..." with a link to the French Wikipedia article on Pauline Marois's time as premier.

 

He took the post down and messaged me thanking him for the reality check, though. And we both chuckled about just how terrible all our options are in the province.


You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 12:38 AM

Possibly worse. Lot of sub-literate (in French) high school dropouts and people who've never even been in a high school in the first place, and who have lived/will live their entire lives within the same five-kilometre area.

(Not a Quebecois, but my last job involved processing surveys from Quebec.)


Ah. So more like rural Louisiana then.

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Posted 28 September 2018 - 08:01 AM

Turns out legault, the CAQ leader... is still a hugging racists and playing on quebecois cultural fears to try and get elected.

 

https://globalnews.c...will-be-erased/

 

Now, he's been all for cracking down on immigration since he started: to the point where he would either be ordering federal services to do his bidding, or setting up his own services which will be directly on federal mandated turf. Either way ends badly for him. His plans and ideas are workable right up to the point where it's time to kick someone out. If he orders the feds to do it: they will laugh at him and refuse. If he builds his own "quebec only" branch of immigrations services run and controlled at the provincial level: the feds will laugh at him, shut it down... and probably just laugh some more since they seem completely unable to stop quebec from being ridiculously stupid, and largely unwilling to even try.

 

Point being: it's already hard enough keeping people in the province, and immigrants are filling the roles that lots of canadians are leaving behind when they hug off down the road to better places to live and work. This is just going to turn quebec into even MORE of an overnight port, and the ever worsening quality of public services that results from that will drive more long term people to leave the province, which will kill the economy, which will make more people leave... Yeah, we could, functionally, be looking at the snowball that turns quebec into a ghost town.


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