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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 August 2018 - 08:40 PM)

I saw him on The Trek BBS some months before he hit the Allspark.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 05:47 PM)

He was considered an annoying pest even back then.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 05:47 PM)

I finally managed to dig up some of Jason Irelan's earliest posts, at the Alvaro Comicboards Transformers forum. Dating back to 2003.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 12:43 PM)

The best thing is that repeatedly buying the same cabinet means an increasing routine in assembling the things.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 August 2018 - 10:39 AM)

Welp, beats me. I got four shelves.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 08:38 AM)

Finally I can showcase my collection in an appropriate manner.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 08:38 AM)

I bought thirteen display cabinets for my new apartment from Ikea.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 August 2018 - 12:42 AM)

*groan*...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 August 2018 - 11:43 PM)

Well don't hang up on us, tel us abaud it!

@  Cybersnark : (18 August 2018 - 04:25 PM)

I'm back with a new modem!

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:58 PM)

And I just managed to clean out my bed drawers, so I can move on to the next step when I'm ready.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:45 PM)

I doubt I set any records, but now my cat can't jump on my PC and hit the power button or reset button, so... improvement.

@  RichardT1977 : (18 August 2018 - 02:28 PM)

Back in St. Olaf they used to have IKEA building contests...

@  Paladin : (18 August 2018 - 11:44 AM)

enjoy yur affordable Svedish crap.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 11:33 AM)

Ikea is dangerous. I bought a new desk and a bed frame...

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 August 2018 - 11:19 AM)

Var.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Oh, and there's also a few percent extra wage for every overtime hour on top of that.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Some people just work an hour extra every day and then request a day off when they have collected enough hours.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Come in on your day off? Work an hour extra on a normal working day? Counts. What you do with your overtime doesn't matter just as long as you worked overtime in the first place.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Anything goes - filing a request for financial compensation for your overtime, getting them compensated by spare time either in full "stay at home" days or "go home early" days (always with permission by your superior), it doesn't matter. What matters is that you worked longer than your contract and your official shift plan require you on any given day.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:16 AM)

Now the important thing here is that overtime is clocked daily, so if you work an hour extra (all overtime prior to the Christmas peak season is voluntary) and then immediately work an hour less on the following day (assuming you got your superior's permission), you may have a net zero on your overtime account but still scored one hour for the premium regardless.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:14 AM)

In other news, I unlocked an achievement at work: There is an agreement between the works council and the employer which states that anyone who works 55 overtime hours this year between January and the end of September gets a premium in October.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:12 AM)

Of course, the idiots keep bringing up the fact that DC used it "first", despite us telling them over and over again that who was "first" is completely irrelevant in trademarks.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:10 AM)

Actually they just settled.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 August 2018 - 05:03 AM)

Sounds like Hasbro should win it easily.. They'be been using it constantly for years, so even if DC did have it, they haven't been using and defending their trademark.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Well, haven't in a long time, that is.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

And there haven't been any toys based on DC's Teen Titans Bumblebee character until recently.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Because Hasbro is selling toys.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

The trademark dispute was specifically about toys.

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:50 AM)

Thought to be fair I didn't even know Hasbro and DC were having a trademark dispute. I thought that was something that would have been settled years ago (and DC wouldn't be doing much with their Bumblebee at the moment given Marvel's using Wasp at the moment)

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:37 AM)

It sounds like the kind of person isn't going to be deflected by petty concerns like "reason" or "facts".

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:18 AM)

I told him repeatedly that the insects are completely irrelevant because THEY ARE NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING TOYS (or ANY business at all, for that matter).

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:08 AM)

Even if he meant that the word "bumblebee" has been used to describe a particular type of insect (which is a much more coherent statement) it's still wrong.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:40 AM)

Claiming that Hasbro's trademark has always been for "Autobot Bumblebee" (a quick look at any toy packaging in the past 12 years proves this wrong), Apple the computer company has never held a trademark for "Apple", only for "Apple Computers" (the USPTO database proves this wrong), you cannot trademark common words (the USPTO database proves this wrong), the insects have been using the name "Bumblebee" for thousands of years (insects don't speak English), and ARGHHHH.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:38 AM)

Jesus, there's this moron at TFW2005 who has a history of exceptionally outrageous bulls*** claims who is making all sorts of provably false statements in the thread about the Hasbro/DC "Bumblebee" trademark dispute.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 August 2018 - 12:06 AM)

If you stop for gas/directions shortly before getting there and the attendant is unusually creepy and/or inbred, turn back

@  Noideaforaname : (17 August 2018 - 09:49 PM)

Booked a cheap cabin in the stormy mountains filled with alcohol. This is either a great find or the start of a horror film.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 August 2018 - 06:55 PM)

I loved those commercials...

@  Patch : (17 August 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Paladin drank Bud Ice once in the 90s, and the penguins have been after him ever since.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 August 2018 - 01:44 PM)

You weren't using it anyway.

@  Paladin : (17 August 2018 - 12:11 PM)

one by one the penguins steal my sanity...

@  Donocropolis : (17 August 2018 - 06:30 AM)

New band name: The Sabre Worf Hypothesis

@  wonko the sane? : (16 August 2018 - 06:36 AM)

That never goes away. I still have little panic attacks when I see water where it's not supposed to be. I've lived through enough leaking roofs, broken pipes and floods to know it could be a very bad sign.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 August 2018 - 09:20 PM)

Despite my parents explaining that to me when I was a kid, I still half-panic every time I see condensation dripping.

@  Shrug : (15 August 2018 - 08:23 PM)

Yup. If the water happens to be on the left or right of the vehicle, make sure to remember that. That way it's real easy to tell if it's something else dripping.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:15 PM)

So I checked online and it appears... it's totally normal, that's apparently condensed water from the air conditioning.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:14 PM)

Phew!" For a moment I thought I was in real trouble because when I arrived at home and drove my car into the garage, there was a trail of large wet spots.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2018 - 08:01 AM)

The showerhead exploded off the pipe this morning. So yeah... think it's going to be a "great" day.

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

Luckily, it was "Wheel Horse Lawnmower"

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

I knew that my father was getting old when he finally posted a facebook status that was clearly a search term.


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#1 Jalaguy

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 03:18 AM

Discuss the issue here!

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 05:39 AM

This was pretty gripping.  Lots of great character interactions and intrigue surrounding Onyx and Liege.

 

I hope the fact that Ramulus and Gnashteeth were consistently in the background and had no lines doesn't mean they're limited to cameos.  Also, it seems like Scoop completely backslid from his characterisation from just last issue.

 

I'm all of a sudden struck by an urge to grab my Marvel Legends Loki, put him under a basket, and put Legends Seaspray and Beachcomber in front of it.



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 07:56 AM

That was really good but Im confused by the ending. Was Soundwave a bomb?

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 09:00 AM

I think someone just detonated a bomb, and Onyx thinks Soundwave did

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 09:29 AM

Hey, it's Seaspray!


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 12:47 PM

Alpha Trion working out what Onyx is up to and then immediately dying before he can say it out loud is incredibly cruel and I love it.

The mention of "what you are" has me thinking back in the "he's a Herald" direction...

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 04:09 PM

I hope the fact that Ramulus and Gnashteeth

 

There's no reason to think that's his name here, is there?



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 04:55 PM

I enjoyed the first part of this immensely, Onyx continues to be very interesting, despite it still being hard to know what to make of him. At best he wants Cybertronians to be self-sufficient, at worst he's a Cybertronian supremacist (if not necessarily a techno-supremacist?). And we get a lot of cool cameos like Ramulus, BW Megatron, Beachcomber and Seaspray.

 

The end though, ugh. I like Zama's art and Barber's been doing some good writing here, but what happened here was exceptionally poorly communicated. I suppose the idea is that a bomb of some sort hits the council chamber and kills Alpha Trion, with Oynx deciding to pin it on Soundwave (who had just burst in angrily) and Liege?



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 06:04 PM

Yeah, that whole sequence was not clear, which it really ought to be if it's doing something as significant as killing Alpha Trion. 

 

But who cares? Seaspray! 


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 06:12 PM

I thought Soundwave was literally the bomb, like Liege had somehow turned his powers into a sonic weapon like in the Delphi arc of MTMTE.



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 06:23 PM

So, I've seen some people who seem to believe that

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 06:25 PM

So, I've seen some people who seem to believe that

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 06:30 PM

See, if Onyx is Maximo's puppet, the way I see it is that it's nothing new.

 

After all, LAST TIME Onyx made a big entry, he brought Maximo along for the ride for some reason...


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 06:48 PM

 

I hope the fact that Ramulus and Gnashteeth

 

There's no reason to think that's his name here, is there?

 

No, but it would be fantastic if he is named and that's what they use.

 

 

Alpha Trion dying hurt me, so much knowledge and history dying with him.

 

I'm glad Optimus finally admitted that maybe Galvatron isn't the most reliable voice to believe when it comes to Onyx.

 

It's too bad neither Airazor or Tigatron interacted with Onyx, maybe next chapter.



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 06:58 PM

See, if Onyx is Maximo's puppet, the way I see it is that it's nothing new.
 
After all, LAST TIME Onyx made a big entry, he brought Maximo along for the ride for some reason...

That seems difficult to reconcile with Liege being locked up for 4 million or so years. Onyx was clearly busy doing stuff in the interim.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 07:05 PM

 

 

I hope the fact that Ramulus and Gnashteeth

 

There's no reason to think that's his name here, is there?

 

No, but it would be fantastic if he is named and that's what they use.

 

 

I mean, it wouldn't, because all it would be, would be "heh heh BWU reference," when BWU itself has the character talk about how bad of a fit the name is for him.


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 07:11 PM

Right. I think the two real options are: He just has the same name, like how Megatron just has nearly the same name as Megatronus. Or we get a "From now on, call me... Megatron." scene with no past name given.

If he turns out to be anything more than a background cameo. I'm not hopeful.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 07:32 PM

 

 

 

I hope the fact that Ramulus and Gnashteeth

 

There's no reason to think that's his name here, is there?

 

No, but it would be fantastic if he is named and that's what they use.

 

 

I mean, it wouldn't, because all it would be, would be "heh heh BWU reference," when BWU itself has the character talk about how bad of a fit the name is for him.

 

Well that's true, I just found it to be a good Pre-Megatron name for him, I don't feel like it would make sense for one of Onyx's troops to have a variation of Megatronus.

 

 

Heh, I just realized this "Beast Megatron" is a Maximal.



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 07:51 PM

Or we get a "From now on, call me... Megatron." scene with no past name given.

 

This should be the standard for any and all versions of Beast Wars Megatron. I never wanted to know his original name, no.



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 08:01 PM

 

Or we get a "From now on, call me... Megatron." scene with no past name given.

 

This should be the standard for any and all versions of Beast Wars Megatron. I never wanted to know his original name, no.

 

Problem is, he has to either start having already taken the name (like the cartoon), or we have to see the story building up to the name change (like BWU). You can't have people just calling him "Hey, You".





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