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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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#21 Thylacine 2000

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 09:37 PM

Gestalt is stupid. Gestalt pronounced "Jess Tall-t" is a hate crime.

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 09:52 PM

Gestalt is stupid. Gestalt pronounced "Jess Tall-t" is a hate crime.

 

Too late. It's already appeared on both toys and comics, and is no longer limited to fan terminology.


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 10:03 PM

That in no way means fans have to reduce themselves to using it. 

 

You know "transform" isn't an official word now right


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 10:06 PM

Yeah, it's all up to personal choice.



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Posted 29 March 2018 - 10:12 PM

what is the history behind var mode anyways?

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Wow, it's been almost 4 years already. How the vears vly vy.

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#26 D Buster Prime

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 10:28 PM

That in no way means fans have to reduce themselves to using it. 
 
You know "transform" isn't an official word now right


That's for trademark reasons. Not about personal preference or style.

I am happy to give up using that word in favor of "convert", for all it helps maintain the strength of Hasbro's trademark on "Transformers".

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 10:38 PM

Stop hugging spelling Windblade as Wingblade people.


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#28 Copper Bezel

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 10:48 PM

That's for trademark reasons. Not about personal preference or style.


I am happy to give up using that word in favor of "convert", for all it helps maintain the strength of Hasbro's trademark on "Transformers".

Genericide is a harsh mistress.

Haha, wow. Yet this thread. Excuse me while I go transform all of my transformers into var mode. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


#29 Telly

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 11:03 PM

gobots convert. transformers transform!


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 11:11 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.

 

*snip*

 

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

 

 

Haha, wow. Yet this thread. Excuse me while I go transform all of my transformers into var mode. 

 

...and thus, the prophecy has been fulfilled. Muahahahah!!!


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 11:28 PM

 

 

what is the history behind var mode anyways?

https://www.allspark...lade-bumblebee/

Wow, it's been almost 4 years already. How the vears vly vy.

 

 

The real problem here seems clear to me. Randy must have been assembled with two left hands.



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Posted 29 March 2018 - 11:33 PM

Potpie is the new var mode. 



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Posted 29 March 2018 - 11:42 PM

how did potpie even get started?


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#34 Copper Bezel

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 11:47 PM

I don't know the poster or the post, but it started here, possibly as an autocorrect. 

 

Edit: I should clarify - I remember it was intentional, I don't remember whether it was a decoration outright, or whether the predictive text suggested it and they kept it for fun.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 29 March 2018 - 11:51 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 11:48 PM

how did potpie even get started?

a woman wanted to have a chicken stew but she had no pot so she dumped the ingredients in a loaf of bread and threw it in the oven


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 11:53 PM

Potpie brings a smile to my face every time I read it.

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 11:59 PM

I think "Potpie" is unbearably twee, but also, who has time to be miserable about people using dumb slang when there are so many other things to be miserable about?



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Posted 30 March 2018 - 12:08 AM

Has the animosity towards "CHUG" died down? Personally, I found it to be a rather convenient acronym.

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 12:17 AM

Var mode has already reached Happening. There's not much to be done about that (except possibly retire to alternative TF forums). It can't be unhappened.

I don't get the hate for it though. It's a harmless running gag springing out of one of the most entertaining threads in internet forum history.

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 12:34 AM

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

 

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