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@  Rycochet : (22 March 2019 - 01:01 PM)

If they don't take it down or back off, then unfollow. At least then they'll know why people are distancing themselves.

@  Rycochet : (22 March 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Call them out because if nobody challenges them on nonsense, they'll only sink deeper into their rabbithole of stupidity.

@  Benbot : (22 March 2019 - 11:26 AM)

When someone makes a deliberately hateful and dishonest post on Facebook, do you angrily call them out on it, or just ignore or defriend them?

@  Xellos : (22 March 2019 - 11:11 AM)

Dunno, I did watch Combiner Wars...

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 04:37 AM)

Also, nobody try watching last year's Stargate Origins: Catherine "webisode". My god, I've never seen anything so atrocious

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 04:36 AM)

Having watched the full decade's' worth of episodes during the last 4 or so weeks, the cult leader Goa'uld was Setesh/"Seth"

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 04:00 AM)

I missed a whole bunch of stuff in the Squawkbox. Huh. It's been a long week.

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 03:52 AM)

That or Old Testament God with his whole nuking cities, random plagues, brutal pogroms, absurd set ups to test followers faiths, etc etc as a very not rogue Goa'uld.

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 03:48 AM)

1) Spite. 2) I'm fairly sure at least one episode did actually have a Goa'uld who'd be hiding out on Earth since the rebellion and had been host swapping and running cults, 3) mostly yeah spiteful contrivance to see Christain groups lose their collective shit.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 02:49 AM)

If you don't take paypal, and the item isn't a local pickup (in which case Cash is acceptable), I'm pretty sure you need to have some alternative credit card processor you're able to take payment through

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 02:48 AM)

Technically eBay doesn't own Paypal anymore, but even so I haven't seen an auction in years that didn't take Paypal as a form of payment.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 March 2019 - 11:01 PM)

I was gonna ask "aren't eBay and Paypal basically the same people" but turns out that hasn't been true for a while.

@  Trpodeca : (21 March 2019 - 07:41 PM)

I think the issue is that we paid with Paypal, but they don't accept Paypal.

@  Trpodeca : (21 March 2019 - 07:40 PM)

I don't think so.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 March 2019 - 07:30 PM)

Can you pay via paypal?

@  Trpodeca : (21 March 2019 - 07:25 PM)

I think we can't transfer the money into Euros. So that's unfortunate.

@  Trpodeca : (21 March 2019 - 07:21 PM)

Well we bought it, but the payment doesn't seem to have gone through.

@  Nevermore : (21 March 2019 - 06:56 PM)

What problem?

@  Trpodeca : (21 March 2019 - 03:44 PM)

Well that's unfortunate, the German comic we're missing is on ebay, and we bought it but seem to have run into a problem.

@  MidnightFox : (21 March 2019 - 11:18 AM)

If anything in context to the show, Jesus would most likely have been a human nearing ascension. We have various examples of near ascension humans exhibiting the same abilities as miracles attributed to Jesus.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 March 2019 - 09:42 AM)

Yeah, but neither the russians or the US military shared any information about the goa'uld to the public. And there was more than likely enough devout in both regimes that they wouldn't have accepted that as a possible answer anyway.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 March 2019 - 09:25 AM)

Jesus would not have been a Goa'uld, he would have been an ancient ascendant :p

@  MidnightFox : (21 March 2019 - 09:20 AM)

Well, d'uh. But it also made sense within context of the series even with actual ancient alien theorists connecting everything in every religion to aliens.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 March 2019 - 09:18 AM)

More to the point: you don't piss off the bulk of the potential demographic by outright stating that even the supposedly one good god was really just a snake in your head.

@  MidnightFox : (21 March 2019 - 08:15 AM)

Why would they? The show was very clear about the Goa'uld not knowing what happened on Earth after the rebellion, which happened way before the advent of Christianity.

@  Pennpenn : (21 March 2019 - 02:16 AM)

To be honest they did ignore big chunks of the stuff from the movie. Also never had the balls to portray Jesus as a rogue Goa'uld (yeah yeah I know shut up).

@  Echowarrior : (20 March 2019 - 08:57 PM)

The original Stargate movie was okay for what it was. SG1 was a decent show that probably lasted too long. Atlantis was a decent show that could've lasted a little longer. Universe...gah. There were exactly two characters on that show that I liked, and neither was enough to help it in my mind.

@  Xellos : (20 March 2019 - 04:05 PM)

I got into SG1 right as season 8 ended. The Stargates were the last shows that I would make sure to watch every week. Since Universe ended, I really have not been addicted to any live action series.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 March 2019 - 03:12 PM)

The concept of the film had enormous potential, and the rest was literally writers one upping each other when they didn't know if they were going to get renewed.

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 March 2019 - 02:40 PM)

Haven't got as far as Universe yet, but I finished SG-1 on Prime last week and I'm part of the way through Atlantis, now. Amazing how long it went on, just based off a single film

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 March 2019 - 02:36 PM)

Teal'c PI never happened but Teengate did.

@  Cybersnark : (20 March 2019 - 02:33 PM)

Indeed.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 March 2019 - 01:56 PM)

Yeah, SG1 is fairly and uniformely good throught out it's entire run. Atlantis isn't quite as good, but has quite a few good episodes, and universe wasn't a bad take on the more dramatic and outlandish aspects of the universe.

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 March 2019 - 01:31 PM)

Man, I should've watched the Stargate TV shows years ago; they're a lot better than I ever expected

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 March 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Well, if the merchant benefited from it there's no harm, I guess. Some people just aren't comfortable dealing with foreign currencies; although admittedly those usually aren't the types who'll go to a place like Estonia.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 March 2019 - 05:51 PM)

I gather this was an ad hoc sale with no machine around. Or the U.S.-Americans in this story were so entitled they didn't bother getting any euros for their trip. One hears about the latter phenomenon often enough.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 March 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Easier to just use a credit card with no foreign currency conversion fee. There are plenty to choose from in the US

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 March 2019 - 05:40 PM)

Joke's on them because the USD-EUR exchange rate gave him a lot more.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 March 2019 - 05:39 PM)

Just read an anecdote on Facebook from an Estonian guy who once accepted U.S. dollars on par from some 'Mericans who didn't change their currency when traveling to another country.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 March 2019 - 11:14 AM)

Try their TF/GIJoe comic. I dare you. (I'm sorry in advance.)

@  Fnu Aw : (19 March 2019 - 10:41 AM)

My first reaction reading Dreamwave was "What am I stupid or something?" It can be hard to follow what's happening at times.

@  Paladin : (19 March 2019 - 07:52 AM)

but enough about *INSERT LEAST FAVORITE WEBCOMIC HERE*

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 March 2019 - 06:15 AM)

He draws about as well as he runs a business.

@  Nevermore : (19 March 2019 - 06:01 AM)

But... but... it has artwork by Superstar Extraordinaire Paticus Funana Lee!

@  Trpodeca : (19 March 2019 - 03:36 AM)

The second one,has a lot more interesting idea (A unified post war Cybertron, people viewing Optimus differently now the wars over), but in practice it's a disjointed mess.

@  Trpodeca : (19 March 2019 - 03:34 AM)

I'd say the first volume is the most Meh Transformers comic I've ever read. Reading it I felt like I was skipping a bunch of pages.

@  Trpodeca : (19 March 2019 - 03:32 AM)

You know I've been reading Dreamwave's comics and its not very good.

@  lastmaximal : (18 March 2019 - 11:36 PM)

Basics we can afford to take for granted. So let's cool it.

@  Nevermore : (18 March 2019 - 06:07 PM)

Learning what exactly?

@  Kayla Kaon : (18 March 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Don't be mean. The kid is learning.


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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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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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