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@  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.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 05:44 AM)

With a stick?


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#821 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 08:06 AM

That would make for one weird var mode.

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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Posted 14 December 2018 - 06:28 AM

Optimus Prime Battle Base trailer found at Walmart in the US:
http://www.tfw2005.c.../#post-16398325
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Ultimate Class wave 2 Bumblebee found in Singapore:
http://www.tfw2005.c...6#post-16398139
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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."
- Volker Pispers, German comedian

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 04:09 AM

More stock photos:

Scout Class wave 3 Autobot Ratchet (code name "Aces")
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Scout Class wave 3 Shadow Striker (code name "Rockhounds")
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Edited by Nevermore, 18 December 2018 - 04:09 AM.

"'[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."
- Volker Pispers, German comedian

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 05:02 AM

I am 100% behind letting kids toys be for kids and their being loads of product not aimed at me... Super simple is fine, but every time I see these "scouts" it is just SO damn hard to imagine anyone, kid or adult, wanting TF toys that half-change into robot-jumbled modes that look like nothing... they are like the most inherently disappointing TF toys I can imagine...

-ZacWilliam, these are just one of those things I think are horribly misconceived on every level, and I mean I'm happy if anything sells, but I have to wonder why they thought this would other than parents/kids not understanding that they don't fully change... *shakes old man stick at cloud.*

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 18 December 2018 - 06:36 AM.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 06:33 AM

I was pretty stoked when I first saw that Ratchet. I forgot about the half transform thing.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 06:41 AM

I miss Fast Action Battlers.


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 07:14 AM

If the arms/legs of these made something that looked just a little more vehicle, I could see getting that Shadow Striker. Since she almost reminds me of those car things that have the giant character bust sticking out the top of the roof as the driver.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 09:52 AM

If the arms/legs of these made something that looked just a little more vehicle, I could see getting that Shadow Striker. Since she almost reminds me of those car things that have the giant character bust sticking out the top of the roof as the driver.


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 10:12 AM

Cancel Generations. Put the real thought into the kid line. It is the only way forward. And jeez, it's all G1 homages anyway.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 10:20 AM

I mean... they're for different age groups. I imagine Cyberverse would be the same regardless.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 10:48 AM

I just wish there were more focus on the kid stuff, and I would gladly take that at the expense of collector toys. Maybe I'm looking at this through rose tinted glasses, but mini-vehicles and Beast Wars basics and Throttlebots and Spychangers were better than this.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 11:04 AM

These really aren't that far removed from the Throttlebots, frankly.


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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.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 11:15 AM

Except Throttlebots recognizably transformed from one actual thing to another.  Ultimately, these'll be a footnote anyway.


Edited by Spark, 18 December 2018 - 11:16 AM.

Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 11:33 AM

Except it's just the concept inverted.

 

Where these go from robots to half-baked car things made of robot parts, the Throttlebots went from cars to half-baked robot things made of car parts.


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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.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 11:37 AM

Except that doesn't work.  People can fill in the blanks on a fictional robot way before they can with a vehicle that's not even half passable as a vehicle and clearly draws on some complete vehicle mode elsewhere.  It's not at all 1:1.


Edited by Spark, 18 December 2018 - 11:38 AM.

Fall of Cybertron will blow your mind. That is all.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 12:52 PM

I just wish there were more focus on the kid stuff, and I would gladly take that at the expense of collector toys. Maybe I'm looking at this through rose tinted glasses, but mini-vehicles and Beast Wars basics and Throttlebots and Spychangers were better than this.

The WTF-ness of the Scouts doesn't change the fact that the rest of the line exists.

 

The fact that the Scouts don't say "figure does not convert" and in some cases (Grimlock) have misleading art or photography is certainly something that should be criticized, though. A case could be made that Hasbro is aiming them directly at "parents/kids not understanding that they don't fully change", and that's pretty bad if they are.



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 01:06 PM

I definitely agree that the packaging doesn't do a good job of conveying that these don't have full vehicle modes, but...really? Hasbro is actively trying to trick people into buying them by hiding it? If Hasbro really believed nobody would want to buy Transformers that don't fully transform, why would they make them at all? Why not make toys that do transform into complete vehicle modes, like they do at every other price point and in every other line and have done at this size many times in the past?

 

This just seems like a conspiracy for the sake of conspiracy. The Scouts are a weird idea and most adult fans don't like them. Also, they have packaging that doesn't do a good job. Those can be two unrelated things.

 

(Remember how the Power Battlers for AOE looked almost exactly like Deluxes on the pegs? Sometimes packaging designers do a bad job.)



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 01:28 PM

I think this is just a case of a bad idea that either had very little oversight to say "no" or that they're just experimenting and it happens to be a bad idea.  Like Dinosparkers for AoE.  No grand conspiracy, just... a bad idea.  The box render/photography being a little surreptitious is more than likely a case of a panicked packaging designer trying to figure out a way to get approval from marketing, who just want something that looks enticing on the box.

 

Hasbro does not move as one unified entity that plots in the shadows, it's a lot of people trying to please a lot of other people and they're all trying to catch the attention of anyone in the aisles to make sure they all get paychecks.


Edited by Spark, 18 December 2018 - 01:30 PM.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:15 PM

That's basically what I meant too. I really don't see how "after the toys are designed, the person/people designing the packaging are deceptive" is either a "conspiracy" or implausible.



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:31 PM

Or maybe, just hear me out here, maybe a pair of legs dangling down from what's already a complete altmode takes up a lot of extra space on the package and is the obvious victim of not-particularly-evil "cut it down to the part that actually fits."

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