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@  TheMightyMol... : (14 August 2020 - 02:47 AM)

Fake news, no shinobi.

@  Sabrblade : (13 August 2020 - 10:31 PM)

Turns out the President set the whole thing up as a publicity stunt. Very rude.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?


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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.

 

*Edit* Oh, hey, it auto-corrects the "L"! That's why I love the Allspark!


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#4 D Buster Prime

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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".


Edited by SHIELD Agent 47, 29 March 2018 - 09:18 PM.


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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.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
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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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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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