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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 August 2018 - 08:40 PM)

I saw him on The Trek BBS some months before he hit the Allspark.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 05:47 PM)

He was considered an annoying pest even back then.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 05:47 PM)

I finally managed to dig up some of Jason Irelan's earliest posts, at the Alvaro Comicboards Transformers forum. Dating back to 2003.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 12:43 PM)

The best thing is that repeatedly buying the same cabinet means an increasing routine in assembling the things.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 August 2018 - 10:39 AM)

Welp, beats me. I got four shelves.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 08:38 AM)

Finally I can showcase my collection in an appropriate manner.

@  Nevermore : (19 August 2018 - 08:38 AM)

I bought thirteen display cabinets for my new apartment from Ikea.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 August 2018 - 12:42 AM)

*groan*...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 August 2018 - 11:43 PM)

Well don't hang up on us, tel us abaud it!

@  Cybersnark : (18 August 2018 - 04:25 PM)

I'm back with a new modem!

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:58 PM)

And I just managed to clean out my bed drawers, so I can move on to the next step when I'm ready.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 03:45 PM)

I doubt I set any records, but now my cat can't jump on my PC and hit the power button or reset button, so... improvement.

@  RichardT1977 : (18 August 2018 - 02:28 PM)

Back in St. Olaf they used to have IKEA building contests...

@  Paladin : (18 August 2018 - 11:44 AM)

enjoy yur affordable Svedish crap.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 August 2018 - 11:33 AM)

Ikea is dangerous. I bought a new desk and a bed frame...

@  ▲ndrusi : (18 August 2018 - 11:19 AM)

Var.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Oh, and there's also a few percent extra wage for every overtime hour on top of that.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Some people just work an hour extra every day and then request a day off when they have collected enough hours.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Come in on your day off? Work an hour extra on a normal working day? Counts. What you do with your overtime doesn't matter just as long as you worked overtime in the first place.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Anything goes - filing a request for financial compensation for your overtime, getting them compensated by spare time either in full "stay at home" days or "go home early" days (always with permission by your superior), it doesn't matter. What matters is that you worked longer than your contract and your official shift plan require you on any given day.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:16 AM)

Now the important thing here is that overtime is clocked daily, so if you work an hour extra (all overtime prior to the Christmas peak season is voluntary) and then immediately work an hour less on the following day (assuming you got your superior's permission), you may have a net zero on your overtime account but still scored one hour for the premium regardless.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:14 AM)

In other news, I unlocked an achievement at work: There is an agreement between the works council and the employer which states that anyone who works 55 overtime hours this year between January and the end of September gets a premium in October.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:12 AM)

Of course, the idiots keep bringing up the fact that DC used it "first", despite us telling them over and over again that who was "first" is completely irrelevant in trademarks.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 06:10 AM)

Actually they just settled.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 August 2018 - 05:03 AM)

Sounds like Hasbro should win it easily.. They'be been using it constantly for years, so even if DC did have it, they haven't been using and defending their trademark.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Well, haven't in a long time, that is.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

And there haven't been any toys based on DC's Teen Titans Bumblebee character until recently.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Because Hasbro is selling toys.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:54 AM)

The trademark dispute was specifically about toys.

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:50 AM)

Thought to be fair I didn't even know Hasbro and DC were having a trademark dispute. I thought that was something that would have been settled years ago (and DC wouldn't be doing much with their Bumblebee at the moment given Marvel's using Wasp at the moment)

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:37 AM)

It sounds like the kind of person isn't going to be deflected by petty concerns like "reason" or "facts".

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 04:18 AM)

I told him repeatedly that the insects are completely irrelevant because THEY ARE NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING TOYS (or ANY business at all, for that matter).

@  Pennpenn : (18 August 2018 - 04:08 AM)

Even if he meant that the word "bumblebee" has been used to describe a particular type of insect (which is a much more coherent statement) it's still wrong.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:40 AM)

Claiming that Hasbro's trademark has always been for "Autobot Bumblebee" (a quick look at any toy packaging in the past 12 years proves this wrong), Apple the computer company has never held a trademark for "Apple", only for "Apple Computers" (the USPTO database proves this wrong), you cannot trademark common words (the USPTO database proves this wrong), the insects have been using the name "Bumblebee" for thousands of years (insects don't speak English), and ARGHHHH.

@  Nevermore : (18 August 2018 - 03:38 AM)

Jesus, there's this moron at TFW2005 who has a history of exceptionally outrageous bulls*** claims who is making all sorts of provably false statements in the thread about the Hasbro/DC "Bumblebee" trademark dispute.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 August 2018 - 12:06 AM)

If you stop for gas/directions shortly before getting there and the attendant is unusually creepy and/or inbred, turn back

@  Noideaforaname : (17 August 2018 - 09:49 PM)

Booked a cheap cabin in the stormy mountains filled with alcohol. This is either a great find or the start of a horror film.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 August 2018 - 06:55 PM)

I loved those commercials...

@  Patch : (17 August 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Paladin drank Bud Ice once in the 90s, and the penguins have been after him ever since.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 August 2018 - 01:44 PM)

You weren't using it anyway.

@  Paladin : (17 August 2018 - 12:11 PM)

one by one the penguins steal my sanity...

@  Donocropolis : (17 August 2018 - 06:30 AM)

New band name: The Sabre Worf Hypothesis

@  wonko the sane? : (16 August 2018 - 06:36 AM)

That never goes away. I still have little panic attacks when I see water where it's not supposed to be. I've lived through enough leaking roofs, broken pipes and floods to know it could be a very bad sign.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 August 2018 - 09:20 PM)

Despite my parents explaining that to me when I was a kid, I still half-panic every time I see condensation dripping.

@  Shrug : (15 August 2018 - 08:23 PM)

Yup. If the water happens to be on the left or right of the vehicle, make sure to remember that. That way it's real easy to tell if it's something else dripping.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:15 PM)

So I checked online and it appears... it's totally normal, that's apparently condensed water from the air conditioning.

@  Nevermore : (15 August 2018 - 05:14 PM)

Phew!" For a moment I thought I was in real trouble because when I arrived at home and drove my car into the garage, there was a trail of large wet spots.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 August 2018 - 08:01 AM)

The showerhead exploded off the pipe this morning. So yeah... think it's going to be a "great" day.

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

Luckily, it was "Wheel Horse Lawnmower"

@  Donocropolis : (13 August 2018 - 09:44 PM)

I knew that my father was getting old when he finally posted a facebook status that was clearly a search term.


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#1 Jalaguy

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 12:39 AM

Discuss the issue here!

This may or may not be available at any given comic shop today, but definitely does seem to be coming out on comiXology.

Edited by Jalaguy, 18 April 2018 - 12:43 AM.


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 12:41 AM

I'm sorry.

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 12:55 AM

Barber, you magnificent bastard.

 

You truly have the power of the Primes.


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 12:56 AM

Barber, you magnificent bastard.

 

You truly have the power of the Primes.

 

I think we all know who Barber voted for in that poll!



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Posted 18 April 2018 - 01:49 AM

Oh, hi Rabum Alal!



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Posted 18 April 2018 - 02:02 AM

You know, I cant help but shake the feeling that theres some plot hole I hadnt noticed that Barber went to all this trouble to solve in the most unexpected way possible.

Edited by Master Fwiffo, 18 April 2018 - 02:03 AM.

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 02:03 AM

"Everything... falls. Everything falls into place. An endless chain. No, a circle. A circle within a circle within the same circle... endless and forever. I see the future." -- Shockwave, The Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1 (2013)

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 02:14 AM

You know, I cant help but shake the feeling that theres some plot hole I hadnt noticed that Barber went to all this trouble to solve in the most unexpected way possible.

 

"Why do Megatron and Megatronus have such similar names despite barely anyone on Cybertron knowing about the latter?"



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Posted 18 April 2018 - 02:17 AM

This just raises some really big questions as to what's up with Bumblebee, now.


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 02:26 AM

I'm wondering if Bumblebee has been splintered into different aspects throughout time and space, some of which don't even remember being Bumblebee, and that they'll need to all be brought together to make him whole again.

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 02:45 AM

Dreamwave: Shockwave caused everything

IDW: hold my beer



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Posted 18 April 2018 - 02:47 AM

How much have we had solved with this issue?

 

  • why Onyx is associated with black holes
  • why Megatronus and Megatron have similar names
  • why Liege and Megatronus "betrayed" Solus
  • possibly why fake Onyx appears to stand on two legs
  • why Soundwave couldn't read Liege or Onyx's minds earlier
  • why a bunch of stuff Alpha Trion has spouted was questionable information
  • how Shockwave had any confidence in launching the Regenesis missiles at specific destinations
  • Elonia really has had Cybertronian artifacts crash

After reading #17 and #18, I went back and noticed that in #14, the Darksyde can be barely glimpsed as the ship of the marauding Maximals in Regalis V. We previously saw the Darksyde under Shockwave's command in Revolutionaries #5.

 

Oh yeah, and I think I see Backstop and TM2 Iguanus? / Reptilion? among the shadowed Maximals who look on as Shockwave is talking to Optimus. And the real Onyx's followers include the brown rat thing with a large tail, the tall blue emu, and the green two horned rhino previously seen among Shockwave Onyx's followers in Optimus Prime #10. There's also Mantis who was glimpsed in shadow in Optimus Prime #14 and a brown bat glimpsed in #10 and possibly in the 2017 annual and #14 too. And a small bird who might have been in shadow in #14.


Edited by SHIELD Agent 47, 18 April 2018 - 02:50 AM.

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 02:51 AM

How much have we had solved with this issue?

 

  • why Onyx is associated with black holes
  • why Megatronus and Megatron have similar names
  • why Liege and Megatronus "betrayed" Solus
  • possibly why fake Onyx appears to stand on two legs
  • why Soundwave couldn't read Liege or Onyx's minds earlier
  • why a bunch of stuff Alpha Trion has spouted was questionable information
  • how Shockwave had any confidence in launching the Regenesis missiles at specific destinations
  • Elonia really has had Cybertronian artifacts crash

After reading #17 and #18, I went back and noticed that in #14, the Darksyde can be barely glimpsed as the ship of the marauding Maximals in Regalis V. We previously saw the Darksyde under Shockwave's command in Revolutionaries #5.

 

Oh yeah, and I think I see Backstop and TM2 Iguanus? / Reptilion? among the shadowed Maximals who look on as Shockwave is talking to Optimus. And the real Onyx's followers include the brown rat thing with a large tail, the tall blue emu, and the green two horned rhino previously seen among Shockwave Onyx's followers in Optimus Prime #10. There's also Mantis who was glimpsed in shadow in Optimus Prime #14 and a brown bat glimpsed in #10 and possibly in the 2017 annual and #14 too. And a small bird who might have been in shadow in #14.

 

It's not exactly stated in this this issue, but we can make some pretty strong assumptions about the true nature of the Chosen One and Arisen prophecies as well!


Edited by Sockie, 18 April 2018 - 02:51 AM.


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 02:57 AM

No assumptions needed for the Dark Cybertron/Chosen One prophecy, Alchemist explicitly said Onyx had told it to him in #10!

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 02:57 AM

It's not exactly stated in this this issue, but we can make some pretty strong assumptions about the true nature of the Chosen One and Arisen prophecies as well!


Oh yeah, I expect well find out very soon whether there really was a thirteenth Tribe and Prime or if that was yet another contrived idea planted in Cybertronian culture by Shockwave.

Also, why are the Maximals willing to obey the command of a standard-former in a suit when prejudice by standard-formers against beastformers has been a thing for a long time?
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Posted 18 April 2018 - 03:00 AM

Optimus got dropped in the black hole, and we still haven't seen the thirteenth prime mentioned in #10, so hmmm.
 

How much have we had solved with this issue?

Where "Onyx" actually got the idea for the Autobot symbol.
 

Oh yeah, and I think I see Backstop and TM2 Iguanus? / Reptilion? among the shadowed Maximals who look on as Shockwave is talking to Optimus.

That's BM Snarl in the foreground and Ramulus makes another appearance. The Ramondelli characters are very likely just generics he reuses.
 

Oh yeah, I expect well find out very soon whether there really was a thirteenth Tribe and Prime or if that was yet another contrived idea planted in Cybertronian culture by Shockwave.

The thirteenth prime was explicitly stated to be Nexus's "brother from the east" or part of the "northern alliance".

Edited by Creedence, 18 April 2018 - 03:05 AM.


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 03:01 AM

Barber actually knows Hickman, right? Hickman even contributed covers to All Hail Optimus! This is really really funny to me.

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 03:04 AM

So like.

 

Is there any major problem in IDW that isn't Shockwave's fault anymore.



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Posted 18 April 2018 - 03:12 AM

what is even shockwave's wiki page anymore



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Posted 18 April 2018 - 03:18 AM

The thirteenth prime was explicitly stated to be Nexus's "brother from the east" or part of the "northern alliance".

To clarify: the "First Council" seen in #10 included: Vector Prime, Alchemist Prime, Alpha Trion, Nexus Prime, and Solus Prime, making five members. They were joined by Onyx Prime, Megatronus, and Liege Maximo, bringing the count to eight. In #18, we see Micronus Prime, Prima, Quintus Prime, Amalgamous Prime, and one figure in shadow completing the Thirteen.

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Edited by Creedence, 18 April 2018 - 03:22 AM.




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