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@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Oh the end of the Ottoman Empire of course.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 10:14 AM)

*ahem* 4th of July....

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

They should make the next book in the Survivors series 'I SURVIVED CORONA VIRUS 2020'

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

YEEEE I'M A SURVIVOR-

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:59 AM)

Probably gonna assemble Devastator after work.

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:58 AM)

Ooooh. Overload arrived. He's surprisingly fun.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 04:00 PM)

He's sweeter than the average bear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 July 2020 - 03:14 PM)

Convert him to Maple Syrup.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 03:10 PM)

what would Canada do with Yogi?

@  Cyoti : (01 July 2020 - 12:51 PM)

We can deport Yogi back to Canada now.

@  Sabrblade : (01 July 2020 - 12:50 PM)

Jellystone National Pawk. A westful wetweat.

@  Rycochet : (01 July 2020 - 12:47 PM)

Jellystone. We're going to be plunged into a decade of poor animation. Fortunately we've been led by bad cartoon characters for years so we won't notice much difference.

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 July 2020 - 06:19 AM)

what next? YELLOWSTONE?

@  Nevermore : (01 July 2020 - 05:46 AM)

Thanks, dead person.

@  Bass X0 : (01 July 2020 - 05:06 AM)

congratulations to all survivors of the first half of 2020.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 10:21 PM)

21 for me, but after numerous repetitions I got it down to 17 and a half.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 06:16 PM)

I transform in six steps from human to human sitting on my ass at the computer and back again!

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

x-x when in vehicle mode we can travel much F A R T H E R-

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

Because despite the fact that we can travel around the world in the time it takes to get a good nights sleep and a couple of meals: people rarely wander more than 25 miles away from home for the duration of their lives.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I don't know how many days that trip takes - especially while sightseeing - but explaining they're 3936 kilometers (2445 miles) apart gives an idea, paradoxically because it is too large to easily picture.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:44 PM)

Aye.  When I catch lay people discussing miles and not how long the trip takes, it is in an attempt to stress how far away something is... like NYC to LA.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

But I can imagine 45 *minutes* easily.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

I can imagine a mile, it's a distance I've run. I can't really imagine 45 miles.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:19 PM)

I think there's also an element of the thing where things that are much bigger than us all blur together.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:49 AM)

If you're not, then you're more concerned with how long it takes.  Actual distance doesn't tell you that very well.  Besides traffic and road conditions, you'll need to know what kind of driving (city/interstate/rural/etc.).

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:47 AM)

Distance matters if you're being paid by the mile.

@  TM2-Megatron : (30 June 2020 - 11:44 AM)

Canadians are the same way, for the most part. If you're driving somewhere far, especially, it helps you plan out the day more than a distance in KM would.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:42 AM)

We use the time it takes to get someplace because that is what is relevant to us.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Because even we can't figure out miles half the time.

@  Paladin : (30 June 2020 - 09:54 AM)

it's a big country with a lot of empty space. between our citizens' ears.

@  Bass X0 : (30 June 2020 - 09:52 AM)

Why do most Americans measure distance by hours of driving?

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 07:26 PM)

And as a result the world's lone blu-ray release of the film, an Australian disc that came out 7 years ago, now goes for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Thanks Disney.

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 06:21 PM)

Well, they censored Daryl Hannah's butt in Splash :rolleyes

@  Paladin : (29 June 2020 - 05:43 PM)

maybe New Mutants is too bad even for D+.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 June 2020 - 05:00 PM)

X-Men films are coming to Disney+ next month. But will they censor Hugh Jackman's butt?

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 June 2020 - 12:44 PM)

Pft.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 11:59 AM)

Behold! Night Strike Galvatron!

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 09:53 AM)

I will grant you a recolored body, and recolored troops to command.

@  Cybersnark : (29 June 2020 - 09:47 AM)

I don't want to be reissued. This body sucks, I wanna be updated.

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 09:43 AM)

I definitely don't intend to be reissued. Nobody would buy me.

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 08:31 AM)

will anybody else attempt to be reissued?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 June 2020 - 07:51 AM)

*Gasp* Decepticons re-writing history to serve their own needs?!?!

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 05:48 AM)

The whole point of the DJD is that they're fanatical Megatron fanboys (especially Tarn) to the point of having their own headcanon taking priority of the actual canon, simply speaking.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 04:01 AM)

They didn't know the war was over until later. And then they denied it anyway.


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Fan Terms That Grind Your Gears?


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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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#8 ▲ndrusi

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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.)

Edited by ▲ndrusi, 29 March 2018 - 08:43 PM.


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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.

 

Does this convert?



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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

Shrekformers



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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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