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@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 05:17 PM)

nevermind

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:59 PM)

I've barely used them over the years, so I'm sure they won't miss me, but I'm done too. Thankfully Pulse put up the Seacons today.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:58 PM)

i didnt complete it, which is why this is confusing and pi$$ing me off. theres no record of it in my order history. i emailed them about it, so we will see what happens. either way, i think im done using them after this

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Either we're both unlucky or they're trying to force payment now for these takaratomy mall exclusives.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I asked them to kindly undo that and I got a sternly worded email about how I should use their website right.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Yeah, if you completed the order, they charged you the money now. Mine said stack before I finished checking out. I only noticed I was charged because of Paypal.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

i wasnt even wanting to pay now. i was going to add them to my stack but i didnt get the chance after i was done setting up paypal

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

If you haven't officially placed the order, I don't think so? Although, I had to request a cancellation with them last week because their system changed details about my order after I placed it, so I don't exactly trust them.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

so im not actually being charged then?

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:48 PM)

So, if you were one click away from purchasing, then they probably did the pre-authorization already. The next click will charge you the money now.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

TFsource charges upfront for regular pre-orders.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i was considering buying the upcoming seacons from tfsource. i had them in my cart and was on the checkout page. i set up a credit card through paypal, and before i even hit the "place order" button, i got a text saying that a charge or hold was placed on my card! is this normal? is it just checking to see if i have the money? why did it do it before i even placed the order??

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2019 - 01:23 PM)

It's a torture device.

@  Benbot : (21 October 2019 - 09:42 AM)

what's this about Hot Rod?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2019 - 10:36 PM)

Ex-Bundeswehr personnel, eh? Fascinating.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (20 October 2019 - 09:43 PM)

TF Roll Out Hot Rod's Presentation is coming real soon!!

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:05 PM)

So whenever he addresses his troops, he keeps cracking jokes. Sometimes these jokes are about the blunders he himself had made in his speech the previous day.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:01 PM)

At the moment, I'm blessed with a pretty nice superior. He's got a military background, but he takes an oddly entertaining approach to it. Imagine a stand-up comedian who accidentally enlisted as a drill sergeant.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Another type of everyday absurdity: Imagine you're leaving your workplace for your lunchbreak. Upon your return, you discover that your workplace has been cordened and/or gated off during your break, with "construction site" warning signs everywhere. You go to your superior and tell him: "I can no longer access my workplace! Why is there suddenly a construction site?" Your superior takes a surpised look and says: "I don't know, first time I see this." You figure: "Must be a Tuesday, then."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:51 PM)

It's kind of surreal, really.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:50 PM)

They agree that things are less than ideal, but they acknowledge that their scope of making decisions is limited. Oddly, I keep getting that regardless of how high up the chain of command I bother people.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:49 PM)

"I hear you, but you know how it is, there's nothing I can do about it." That's it, basically.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2019 - 06:40 AM)

What's it like to have management that's willing to listen to things they don't want to hear? I've never seen that.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:41 AM)

I manage to argue within the company's own internal logic and point out the flaws, shortcomings and discrepancies between "official company policy" and "everyday company reality".

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:40 AM)

Many of my coworkers are scared to even talk to managers. I often discuss company matters with them I disagree with, and it isn't a rare occurrence that they say "yeah, you're right..."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:38 AM)

I know how to watch my tone, and I prefer to keep things straightforward and factual, never to attack the person, always the problem itself.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:37 AM)

The good thing for me is ever since a minor hiccup many years ago when I was still non-permanent, I've always managed to along just fine with my various superiors (I've been through over a dozen already). And that's despite my outspokenness, my blunt honesty and my oftentimes harsh criticism.

@  Sabrblade : (18 October 2019 - 11:04 PM)

With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 October 2019 - 04:28 PM)

You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 October 2019 - 04:16 PM)

So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

@  The Doctor Who : (18 October 2019 - 03:47 PM)

Click here and we can send you notifications about your desire to discontinue notifications!

@  Benbot : (18 October 2019 - 10:40 AM)

Why does every damn website want to send me notifications? NO, no one wants your popups! Quit asking!

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Amazon in the US has pretty good benefits, though, and even the temp workers had forty hours a week to start with. Even with minimum wage, that's pretty good pay.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2019 - 01:20 AM)

Oh, the turnover rates are high here as well.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Amazon.com and .ca, on the other hand, can be pretty terrible. I know from your squawkbox posts that you guys have your issues with Amazon over there, although you're lucky to have stronger government regulations and a union there. I gather the warehouse workers in the USA and Canada have it pretty crappy, with very high turnover, close to minimum wage pay, and no unions

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:38 PM)

Amazon.de doesn't really have the same issue. I've ordered from them (and UK, FR, IT and JP) several times, and their packaging is much better

@  Nevermore : (17 October 2019 - 05:22 PM)

I'm not sure how it works on the customer's end. As packers, we sometimes have items that are flagged as "overwrap", which means we absolutely have to put them into a box even if they're already in pretty sturdy manufacturer packaging.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 03:05 PM)

Yeah, I really do wish amazon had an option to upgrade packaging for an extra buck or something. I hate their bubble mailers

@  Benbot : (17 October 2019 - 07:17 AM)

That's how it works. I just hope my order from Amazon doesn't arrive crushed because they idiotically stuffed it in an envelope.

@  Telly : (16 October 2019 - 10:48 PM)

my walmart is acting true to form. as soon as mirage arrives from amazon, my walmart gets his entire wave in after months of having wave 1 clogging the pegs....

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2019 - 05:18 PM)

I stirred up some trouble at work, complained about the blatant neglect of employee safety. Was asked to take photos and write down the locations so the matter could be properly escalated. Made me feel a little better.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2019 - 02:55 PM)

I got stabbed in the eyelid by a mudwasp, pulled down a tree, and then got ice cream. You know, all told: not a bad day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Burrunjor

@  Paladin : (15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM)

your mom.

@  Benbot : (15 October 2019 - 08:02 AM)

What's your favorite Paleolithic megafauna?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:06 PM)

Together with the Rhino G1 sets, probably the most expensive DVDs I ever bought

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:01 PM)

I've still got the age-old Rhino sets

@  Telly : (14 October 2019 - 09:09 PM)

i didnt find that at any of the ones around here, so i had to settle for seasons 1 and 2 of duckman for $3


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#2041 fourteenwings

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 01:29 AM

I think no matter what my favorite anti-metal-idol group will always be original flavor LADYBABY (who I think released two singles total ever?). Wonder what Ladybeard gets up to nowadays.

 

I always wonder how much more specific anti-idol groups can get, but then they one-up each other over and over so maybe it's a world of infinite possibilities~


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Posted 19 September 2019 - 01:31 AM

So like, what would be the anti-idol equivalent of "we're on a boat"?

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:31 AM

I feel like it would be something controversial like "performing as close to warzones as possible".

 

Meanwhile in Ensemble Stars!...

 

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 01:39 AM

I cracked open the Symphogear GX Anthology (the ebook file, I mean), and somebody thinks Elfnein's hair is really, really green.

 

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 05:48 AM

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So this looks like Kuroboshi's art but something's kinda different here...

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 11:23 AM

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This reminded me of the dramatis personae from Mahoiku.


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Posted 22 September 2019 - 10:09 AM

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"Now, how should Hibiki's grandmother look?"

 

"Like Hibiki, but..................................OLDER!"


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Posted 22 September 2019 - 11:17 AM

Didn't they show her like, a few seasons ago already?

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Posted 23 September 2019 - 12:09 AM

Yeah definitely but that was in passing flashbacks. I think even Hibiki's mother didn't appear properly until the very last episode of GX.

 

Though now that I think about it Hibiki's grandmother and mother may have appeared earlier in GX...


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Posted 23 September 2019 - 06:40 AM

 

This game has a Saber clone named Jean.

 

 

And this one has a girl who looks so much like Kurisu Makise that she has to be drawn by the actual Steins Gate artist.


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Posted 25 September 2019 - 08:26 AM

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So this episode had both a new Rider transformation and a new Zero-One form. I understand the impulse to get everything out there but the new Zero-One form was literally just Izu going "You had a slightly hard time with the monster so here you go Aruto".

 

I think this show would benefit from having two-parters, but I guess they're alternating two-parter years and standalone years.

 

This just has a lot more... everything stuffed in every episode (last week just randomly had two entire separate monsters). The individual plots could do with some expansion, too. This one was fine, but it could have been memorable if there was more time to tell the story.


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Posted 25 September 2019 - 03:35 PM

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So this is... some sort of magical girl thing. Talking head with lots of pink on it reminds me of Koromon, and the full title does have "isekai" in there.

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#2053 Logicron

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 03:41 PM

My god, that's totally a yukkuri. It made me think this was going to be lighthearted and goofy until I noticed the evil-looking magical girl wand.


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#2054 Logicron

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Posted 28 September 2019 - 03:25 PM

https://www.youtube....h?v=tp9XVXlExq0

 

Who's up for an anime about a cyberpunk ninja girl?

 

Linked because of blood.


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Posted 29 September 2019 - 05:38 AM

So, Symphogear is over. It actually seems like they mean it, even.

 

It's weird to think it's been going since Winter of 2012, and like... it's gone from being a really important part of my life, to... something I frankly might have hated for a bit, to something I do really love. XV was really great at playing at being the "Greatest Hits Season" and I'm glad for that. If this really it, then all that's left is my massive thanks to Elements Garden and Satelight (and Bushiroad?) for making it all happen.

 

Oh it's BLACKFOX.

 

Yeah I will totally watch that in a week once the full thing. It even has a fripSide theme song if memory serves.


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Posted 29 September 2019 - 06:10 AM

To me, making the final boss of Symphogear Hibiki's best friend possessed by an evil god feels like the only way they could have topped all the previous bosses. It kind of has a "How do you top that?" vibe.


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Posted 29 September 2019 - 06:57 AM

I mean, it helped that Shem-ha was basically Fine. Plus, they needed some way to deal with Hibiki and Miku's feelings without a) directly addressing them ever, b) making it last all the way to the end of the season and c) making Miku relevant in said battle (though I mean they showed how that could have happened otherwise towards the end of the episode).

 

Plus they didn't exactly need to top the AXZ boss.

 

I think XV Episode 13 is the only time it felt like a musical without it being a humorous element (Zababa's Orbital Beat and Beef Stroganoff).

 

The animation in this episode was amazing but I think it did get a bit deranged when

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I hope they fix that for the BD release.

 

By the way

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 07:30 AM

I mean, it helped that Shem-ha was basically Fine. Plus, they needed some way to deal with Hibiki and Miku's feelings without a) directly addressing them ever, b) making it last all the way to the end of the season and c) making Miku relevant in said battle (though I mean they showed how that could have happened otherwise towards the end of the episode).

 

Plus they didn't exactly need to top the AXZ boss.

This is just my personal opinion and I'm probably wrong, but the concept felt like it had more emotional impact than the previous bosses even if it was just a side effect.


Edited by Logicron, 29 September 2019 - 07:35 AM.

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 12:33 PM

The emotional impact was the whole point, is what I'm saying. They just got there in a way that didn't require Miku to actually take up arms against Hibiki.

 

I'm not going to lie; Hibiki's stuff in this episode was pretty epic and I bought into it, but that didn't exactly absolve the whole "have cake and eat it too" strategy of not actually making Miku the villain despite her being clearly capable of it (even Miku herself apparently thought she would become the villain).


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Posted 30 September 2019 - 07:42 AM

I just learned that Kurumi Tokisaki, the girl who fills the yandere role in the supernatural harem series Date A Live, is popular enough to get a spin-off novel. That has to be a first, I can't think of any other harem series where the yandere was popular enough to get a spin-off unless she was the main girl.


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