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@  Maximus Ambus : (21 September 2019 - 02:09 PM)

To ashes we transform.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2019 - 09:14 AM)

They aren't all cranky... sure, it's hard to find one in a good mood, but still.

@  unluckiness : (21 September 2019 - 09:12 AM)

Cranky geese is a hell of a tautology

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2019 - 09:07 AM)

... that's like the third flock of geese this morning. Do those cranky bitches know something I should know?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 September 2019 - 06:26 AM)

Isn't there a thread for that?

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2019 - 05:41 AM)

I took a few hours off from work so I could attend. Actually met two coworkers there.

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2019 - 05:41 AM)

Anyone else here who participated in a climate change rally yesterday?

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

In case anyone's wondering.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Also, she pronounces her own name "Zuh-see".

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I think I'd read a while back she was born in Berlin

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I thought Zazie Beetz was really fantastic in Deadpool 2. Really looking forward to seeing her in Joker.

@  Liege : (20 September 2019 - 12:05 PM)

Any sightings of Ratchet at U.S. Walgreens yet? A couple of stores around me have recently restocked their toy aisles but no Ratchets yet at those ones.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:54 AM)

You don't even hear a hint of an accent, and she only very rarely chooses some odd wording where she probably wasn't familiar with the more appropriate alternative due to its relative obscurity.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:41 AM)

Just watched what's possibly the most relaxed interview ever of a German Youtuber interviewing Zazie while walking around Berlin. Turns out she was born in Berlin and spent quite some time in Germany.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:39 AM)

Actors and actresses I had no idea speak fluent German, part 4.231: Zazie Beetz from Deadpool 2.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:14 PM)

It's too bad it's like this because some of what they're doing with tiny cars is pretty cool, but I'm not willing to sign up for that f-ing hassle.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:13 PM)

At this point I'm trying to decide how much of a markup I'm willing to pay some scalper scum or if I should just say to hell with it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 September 2019 - 02:11 PM)

That is pretty much the constant story with Hot Wheels. Anything you might actually want has most likely been picked clean and marked up.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:02 PM)

I've been watching some Youtube Hot Wheels videos out of boredom and discovered there exists a new car that just came out maybe a month ago that looks just like one I had when I was little, and I've been looking around hoping to get it. Slim picking everywhere, but online there are a slew of sellers asking for 3 and 4x the retail price, plus a hefty shipping markup.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 01:59 PM)

Oh, that explains the problem I've encountered with finding one little car

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2019 - 01:31 PM)

Oh boy. I work at Target, and literally every single morning, there are two or three guys outside who make a beeline straight to the Hot Wheels.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 September 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Hot Wheels

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 12:25 PM)

Which collecting community has the worst scalpers?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 September 2019 - 09:55 PM)

I've never read the source material and don't know much about it, but I enjoyed the first film quite a bit, and found the second alright

@  Sabrblade : (17 September 2019 - 09:49 PM)

The first movie was definitely not for me. I flat out hated it. Didn't even bother with the sequel.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2019 - 05:02 PM)

I liked the first movie a lot and enjoyed the original volume of the book, and the way they were developed in parallel was really interesting. It all got super extra unpleasant as soon as they went back though. I don't remember really whether the initial sequels are "good" or not, but either way both the second movie and the second run of the book quickly demonstrated that the property sure wasn't for me.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i have a real hard time offering praise of anything connected to an utter shitstain like Mark Millar.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2019 - 01:23 PM)

Kick Ass 2 was okay for what it was, a sequel to a film that was okay, just okay. It had a good performance from Nic Cage while the sequel had Jim Carrey who decided he didn't want to promote it after one of america's regularly scheduled massacres.

@  Benbot : (17 September 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Was Kick Ass 2 really that bad? I never got around to seeing it, but after watching the first movie again the other day, I'm thinking about it.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Whereas if you overpaid and they have to refund you, they will take their sweet time to let you know.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Like, here in Germany, if the tax authority responds to your tax report quickly, you can rest assured they want more money.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Do tax authorities in other countries base their time to respond to filed tax reports on whether they owe or are owed as well?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 11:13 AM)

Check what the requirements are for your cad program, and try to beat them by about 20%, and understand that software requirements have been stable for a few years: not really keeping up with the advancements in hardware. Unless you're doing something SPECIFIC which requires ludicrous amounts of power, just give your self a cushion on hardware and don't bother going whole hog.


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#41 Copper Bezel

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 12:36 AM

Now we need to make defpotec a meme. 

 

Edit: Never mind, I checked and it already is, which to me brings some question to the value of eye charts


Edited by Copper Bezel, 30 March 2018 - 12:37 AM.

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 30 March 2018 - 12:47 AM

Gestalt is, if not the oldest TF Fan Term, among the oldest.  It was already being used when a.t.t started up, IIRC.  The only official term was "Super Warrior" as seen on the "you heard they existed but probably never saw one unless you were really lucky" U.S. box set releases of the combiner teams.  I wouldn't be surprised if whoever came up with it was a Psych major, or at least was taking a Psych course when they realized they needed a term for for the combined mode.  (I've always pronounced it with a hard G, but then I took German in college a couple years before running across the term in the Transformers context.)

 

This thread is the first I've seen of var mode, but I don't read Mayhem.  ;)

 

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 12:51 AM

I'm not particularly fond of Mitme, or Potpie. Especially since most of my encounters with the acronyms are online, therefore written/read and not spoken/heard, reducing if not eliminating the need for a phonetic readout/syllable reduction.



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Posted 30 March 2018 - 12:58 AM

The only thing I or any of my friends ever called combiners growing up was...combiners.



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Posted 30 March 2018 - 01:03 AM

Yeah, if that was a fan term, it was an obvious and straightforward one. A conspicuous term for the sake of cute I tend to adopt pretty readily but "gestalt" is attempting the opposite and seems like a flag for indicating just how much too seriously you're taking this franchise.

 

I'm not particularly fond of Mitme, or Potpie. Especially since most of my encounters with the acronyms are online, therefore written/read and not spoken/heard, reducing if not eliminating the need for a phonetic readout/syllable reduction.

Well, not everyone subvocalizes to the same degree. I tend to see and think of forum posts as more like speech and less like writing, everything's in a dialogue bubble. 


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 30 March 2018 - 01:52 AM

 

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

 

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Example: You definitely defpoteced that post if you had to edited 3 times.

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 02:01 AM

But it's already on Urban Dictionary, and everything on Urban Dictionary is some kind of sex act.


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 30 March 2018 - 02:12 AM

Well of course my names a sex act everything's a sex act even Wingdings


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Posted 30 March 2018 - 03:03 AM

I don’t know when i heard or read the term Gestalt in connection to Combiners back when i was a kid. But i loved it. It sounded grand and kinda fitting for a robot made of robots.

Plus, i’ve always pronounced it Geshstalt, no matter how completely wrong that is. :)

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 03:16 AM

I loathed CHUG and I dance on it's grave.

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 03:20 AM

Any word used in a fanfic that uses some Latin-or-whatever derived term for a body part. "Pedes"? Shut up, they're hugging feet. They don't stop being called that because they belong to a robot.

 

mtmte uses "boots" to mean feet and that's much better but idk why nobody's caught onto that


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Posted 30 March 2018 - 03:53 AM

"Gestalt" is stupid.

I prefer fusilateral quintrocombiners. /hipstershades

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 04:49 AM

Gestalt reminds me of Neir and also sounds fancy so it's rad as hell.



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Posted 30 March 2018 - 05:40 AM

Any word used in a fanfic that uses some Latin-or-whatever derived term for a body part. "Pedes"? Shut up, they're hugging feet. They don't stop being called that because they belong to a robot.
 
mtmte uses "boots" to mean feet and that's much better but idk why nobody's caught onto that


Pedes, yeah i can kinda see it. Boots? Depends on the context.

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 06:53 AM

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

 

I still don't like it.


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Posted 30 March 2018 - 07:09 AM

I didn't mind CHUG, but I hate all the additions to it. CHUGURTS makes me want to stab people with blunt objects.

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 07:19 AM

I loathed CHUG and I dance on it's grave.


This guy gets it.

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 07:53 AM

This thread is the first I've seen of var mode, but I don't read Mayhem.  ;)


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Posted 30 March 2018 - 08:26 AM

There's "CHUG", and then there's "CHUGTHULU". :p


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Posted 30 March 2018 - 08:39 AM

I didn't mind CHUG, but I hate all the additions to it. CHUGURTS makes me want to stab people with blunt objects.

Now that I actually think about that, I feel like CHUGURTS and the like came from the same mental place as the "rearranging the furniture" business that keeps coming up in the TFWiki thread. Like, we had a perfectly serviceable term in CHUG that was unambiguous to the initiated and easy to explain, but people started going "buhbuhbut technically United and Reveal the Shield."

Well, that, and there was also the crowd applying the same logic in an attempt to kill CHUG by saying "no, you'd have to say CHUGURTS, look how bad that is."

(I did enjoy the period where we were parodying that by calling it CHUGTHULU.)

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