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*cough* w h a t?

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Cause your friends don't dance, and if they don't dance they ain't no friends of mine

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You could leave your friends behind.

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You could if you really wanted to.

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Nadie puede decir algo diferente >:D

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......... all wounds heal through God. *walks off*

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Let me know when the WEAPONs wake up.

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Or is the wound the Earth healing.

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Healing is just destroying the wound

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But eventually destroys everything.

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Heals many wounds

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Time.

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I dunno, maybe. I'm not clairvoyant either...

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Covid?

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At this point, if I'm going to die then it won't be the wait what killed me. It didn't help any, mind you, but it's not what got me.

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Technically we are all literally dying to play with our next figure.

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I am figuratively dying to play with that cheetor.

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Still waiting for my box from BBTS to arrive.

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Fortunately, it's only Netflix Hound, so not really much of a loss here.

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So it's been a while since I've had a misassembled Transformers toy.

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More Micromasters would be welcome.

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Instructions unclear, have more sports cars.

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Or they could make the other Micromasters of the teams they half assed.

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Oh no, he was loved. I'd argue he could have had a better life physically, but he was loved. Deeply.

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as long s/he gave love and was loved, it was a good life

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Poor puppy. Poor kid.

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My condolences :(

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So: My sisters dog just had a heart attack and died... while her 12 year old son was walking him. Welcome to 2021 everybody!

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Except they're Deceptican'ts usually.

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Depending on which dub: Either Decepticons or Decepticans.

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Deception is the French word for disappointment. What does that make the Decepticons in France?

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We're just tiny little specks, about the size of Mickey Rooney.

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It's a great big universe, and we're all really puny.

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That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned, a sun that is the source of all our power

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Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving and revolving at nine hundred miles an hour.

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relative to the speed that it's swirling around the centre of the galaxy, its rotation is fairly slow

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I'd like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly.

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The Earth moving gave us 2021.

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It does that.

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I think the Earth is moving.

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Sunday evenings are awesome. Looking at the clock at 8 PM and thinking "I still have plenty of time before going to bed..."

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Now I've been working permanent late shift for almost three years. Don't regret it one bit. One of the rare cases where the needs of the company overlap with my own preferences.

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Before the permanent late shift was introduced three years ago (which I volunteered for as soon as the form became available), I always tended to plan my vacation for early shift weeks. Since the majority of the people in most departments prefer to work early shift and thus tended to plan their vacation for late shift weeks, there were usually enough slots available for me to get my request fulfilled.


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#1 D Buster Prime

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 07:37 PM

There’s something about the term “v**-mode” that just seems to make my skin crawl the way some other people react to the word “moist”. In my ideal world, the term would be banished via the swear filter, but since I don’t roll like that, I figure I’d open things up for a more general discussion.

 

What fan-terminology grinds your gears, and why?

 

Here’s my case against “v**-mode”:

 

Exhibit A: Alt-mode is already officially used by Hasbro.

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Exhibit B: V**-mode is not even a thing in the U.S. According to Google Trends, you gotta go to Norway to find any measurable use of that term, and I bet it’s not even in reference to Transformers...and possibly not even the English language.

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In Conclusion:

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*D.B.P. acknowledges that openly griping about this will likely result in increased usage just to spite him.*


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#2 LV!

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 07:40 PM

You know it's, like, a typo, right?

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 07:49 PM

I think the only fan term that really irks me is "HasbRo" or variations thereof.

 

When I see that used unironically I pretty much assess that person as human garbage.

 

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:06 PM

You know it's, like, a typo, right?

 

The. Worst. Typo.


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:10 PM

"True Fan." It's gatekeeping bullshit. Every show/comic/film/figure could potentially be someone's first. 

 

Let people enjoy things. 

 

 

 

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:13 PM

Exhibit B: V**-mode is not even a thing in the U.S. According to Google Trends, you gotta go to Norway to find any measurable use of that term, and I bet its not even in reference to Transformers...and possibly not even the English language.
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In Conclusion:
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*D.B.P. acknowledges that openly griping about this will likely result in increased usage just to spite him.*


Vár is a goddess in Norse mythology. Perhaps that is the cause. *shrug*

I do sympathize with your disdain for "var mode".


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:32 PM

"Transclearent"

Ugh! *Jibblyjibblyjibblyjibbly*
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Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:41 PM

I can't believe you just made me read, with my own eyes that I have had for thirty-four years, an attempt to kill a meme by a) posting a picture of a less memetic phrase that normally means the same thing but, in that photo, actually refers to something entirely different and unrelated, and b) saying it isn't popular.

(Ironically, I find the phrase "grinds my/your gears" offputting.)

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:50 PM

what is the history behind var mode anyways?
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Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:57 PM

Timeout.

 

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:58 PM

"Transclearent"

Ugh! *Jibblyjibblyjibblyjibbly*

 
Oh, I remember when a particular YouTuber mentioned comments on his videos stating it wasn't a word, and he defiantly remarked, "Well, it is now!" and I wanted to flip out right in front of my monitor.
 
How precious....

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 09:01 PM

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 09:01 PM

Wait is Var mode censored? whew ok good

 

TFs has a long history of fan terms going all the way back when the net was telenets and collage boards a ton stem from terms from things like A.t.t

 

Been around as long as some of us have you just get used to them


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 09:04 PM

"Trine", I think? Just have that associated with specific fandom/fanon tropes that want to treat Seekers as like Special Alien Bird Elves but not actually commit to that aesthetic.

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 09:08 PM

what is the history behind var mode anyways?


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 09:08 PM

"Gestalt" is stupid. 

 

"Var mode" is lovely and is definitely a thing, like it or not. Blame Randy, though, he invented it.


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 09:13 PM

"Gestalt" is stupid. 

 

"Var mode" is lovely and is definitely a thing, like it or not. Blame Randy, though, he invented it.

 

I could not disagree more strongly.

 

Var just disagrees with me on a primal level, whereas gestalt describes how the combiners should work: a whole that is more than the sum of their parts.



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Posted 29 March 2018 - 09:20 PM

Well that hardly seems vair.

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 09:23 PM

I have never heard/seen anyone use the term var mode.



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Posted 29 March 2018 - 09:36 PM

"Beast Wars 2".

 

It's not "Two" it's "Second"! "Beast Wars Second"!


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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.

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