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@  Otaku : (19 May 2018 - 02:17 PM)

@TM2-Megatron Yeah, it is like @TheMightyMollusk says. The catch is that usually means they can contain beef, and I confirmed it by pushing my luck. XD So... yeah, if going to the theater was about watching the film, it might be worth potentially resting on the balls of my feet while technically sitting in the chair, but put it all together... and I just wait to watch it at home. Oh, and ticket prices, always ticket prices.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2018 - 10:24 AM)

woot woot! Korean barbeque for dinner!

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 May 2018 - 05:51 AM)

It's meat scraps. Whatever's left over from cutting up the more choice cuts.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 May 2018 - 11:26 PM)

Well, the hot dogs Cineplex has (pretty much our only big theatre chain) around here are quite good, but I have no idea of the composition, and honestly, it's probably better that way.

@  Otaku : (18 May 2018 - 10:01 PM)

@TM2-Megatron In my case, shouldn't risk the hot dogs, either. Maybe if they are guaranteed to contain NO beef (can't digest it anymore >_<).

@  Waspinator : (18 May 2018 - 08:12 PM)

Semper ubi sub ubi

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Then classmate, I mean.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 01:18 PM)

A classmate of mine once did one: Asked for the English term for [underpants], he replied "underground trousers".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

Urkomisch!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 May 2018 - 10:10 AM)

@Nevermore First time I have ever heard of this, but it sounds awesome!

@  Arazyr : (18 May 2018 - 08:39 AM)

We did that amongst ourselves in German class in college. We just called it "Germish", though.

@  Shrug : (18 May 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Nevermore, you've peaked my interest and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter

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

The term itself is an example: "English for Runaways" is supposed to mean "English for advanced speakers".

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:03 AM)

Think of it as the German variety of Engrish, only done completely on purpose for maximum hilarity. The target audience are bilingual German native speakers who a) understand the intended meaning and b) realize the absurdness of the end result.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:02 AM)

It's basically the official unofficial term for deliberate mistranslations between German and English, done for the lulz.

@  Nevermore : (18 May 2018 - 04:01 AM)

Has anyone ever heard of the term "English for Runaways"?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 May 2018 - 01:13 AM)

Okay... Seriously.. The Mystic Knights need a DVD release already.. I keep seeing them pop up in the most random of places.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 May 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Unfortunately no Squidkids at Sea World so no splat zones. Now that would have been a good brand deal to advertise in the park, and would have made more brand sense than friggin' Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 07:52 PM)

i think that's where the orcas jump & land on the trainers in protest to their horrible treatment

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 May 2018 - 06:53 PM)

Splat zones? ;)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 05:05 PM)

It was wet from gallons of salt water. Splash zones, man.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2018 - 04:46 PM)

Only if you're classy.

@  Paladin : (17 May 2018 - 04:42 PM)

do you serve orca meat with butter?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 May 2018 - 03:57 PM)

I hope it was wet from butter

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2018 - 01:06 AM)

I used to work at Sea World in Florida, in the stroller rental warehouse, where we would regularly have to hose wet popcorn out of strollers. Popcorn hasn't really appealed to me since.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 May 2018 - 07:36 PM)

Mine got the HP Pavilion Gaming 15" Green light laptop...and I can't find anything about it except the press release and HP's own website options.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 May 2018 - 07:35 PM)

Always bemusing to find a new laptop series at Walmart and then can't find ANYTHING online about it except for the press releases

@  Paladin : (16 May 2018 - 06:52 PM)

still sounds preferable to "The Hobbit."

@  wonko the sane? : (16 May 2018 - 06:15 PM)

I once farted so rank the guy behind me walked out of the lord of rings movie. Told my brother someone needed to sew my ass shut on his way out.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 May 2018 - 06:15 PM)

If I couldn't eat popcorn, I have to admit that would remove part of the appeal for my going, as well. Although the theatre chain up here still has decent hot dogs, I guess

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 May 2018 - 06:12 PM)

Yeah.. Stomach issues is one of the big medical reasons for me as well.

@  Otaku : (16 May 2018 - 05:55 PM)

I rarely go to movie theaters anymore: besides being too fat to sit comfortably in the seats, I have digestive health issues. No popcorn at all. >_<

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 May 2018 - 05:26 PM)

Medical reasons.

@  Telly : (16 May 2018 - 12:49 PM)

why?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 May 2018 - 04:37 PM)

I can't even go the theater anymore really.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2018 - 03:29 PM)

Personally, I like the short wait. As much as I still enjoy going to the theatre, I also like getting movies at home as soon as possible

@  Bass X0 : (15 May 2018 - 03:12 PM)

Just found out John Mahoney (Martin Crane in Frasier) died earlier this year. That's sad.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 May 2018 - 02:59 PM)

I don't think I'm ever going to get used to the turn around time on new movies making it to home formats.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 May 2018 - 02:37 PM)

Only for Steelbooks and whatnot, anyway

@  Telly : (15 May 2018 - 02:23 PM)

picked up black panther on bluray. walmart had little signs next to the price sticker saying theyre actually limiting copies of it to 2 per customer. ive never seen that on a movie before

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 May 2018 - 03:34 PM)

And I get to keep the vehicle with its 43,130 miles!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 May 2018 - 03:34 PM)

Cha-CHING! My "total loss" PT Cruiser (with some hail damage from last year with a $4200 repair bill for cosmetic damage) netted me a $6000 payday with a clear title since it is over 10 years old!

@  Locoman : (14 May 2018 - 01:36 PM)

Yes. The authorities have been notified of your predilections. Remain where you are.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 May 2018 - 11:53 AM)

Is it wrong that I want to refer to PotP Inferno's combiner form as Phoenix King?

@  Paladin : (14 May 2018 - 07:33 AM)

more and more i'm starting to wish i'd become an alcoholic years ago.

@  Otaku : (14 May 2018 - 06:31 AM)

The sad thing is that I sometimes think a little social drinking by others puts us on even footing. I'm sure you're all shocked (which emoticon do i use for sarcasm again?) that I'm not good at social situations, and either I clam up or say too much, can't read the room, etc.? XP

@  Nevermore : (14 May 2018 - 12:21 AM)

I don't drink for a variety of reasons. Family alcoholism, can't stand the smell, don't like what it does to people, etc.

@  Waspinator : (13 May 2018 - 11:15 PM)

It's not always other people caring about you not drinking that makes it awkward. You can make yourself feel awkward by not doing something everyone else is doing without anyone even trying to make you do it. Peer pressure doesn't have to be intentional, the desire to fit in can make you do it to yourself.

@  Plokatron : (13 May 2018 - 10:57 PM)

@Pennpenn Same here. I just don't see a need to drink hard stuff even if it's as simple as one sip. Two reasons one I'd probably be as much a lightweight as Doc. Brown and two my uncle was killed in a car wreck due to a drunk driver and I've made a promise to my mother to never drink unless it's very special. I'm even less tolerant of Smoking or chewing Tabaco since my dad had cancer twice due to chewing learned his lesson after he survived round two. And before I get the naysayers on this the doctors specified to him that it was chewing that screwed him up. His genes did have a possible trigger in them that coulc of gone off but according to the docs it only mutated after he started chewing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 May 2018 - 08:06 PM)

I have enough problems with Diabetes messing with me.. Don't need alcohol adding to it. ;)


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#1 MrBlud

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 01:59 PM

All the discussion in the new line thread had me thinking about this.

 

The nomenclature has changed quite a bit over the course of the franchise.

 

Do you think you could come up with a better naming scheme?

 

I think Beast Wars really had it best, but I think i'd change a few things around now.

 

Basic

Deluxe

Mega

Ultra

Supreme

 

Although the "battle names" were pretty cool too

 

Scout

Warrior

Commander

Leader

Titan

 

What are some of your favorite combinations?


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#2 Walky

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 02:01 PM

the sizes, according to my toddlers:

 

small

big

BIG

BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII...

 

i say we go with those



#3 Sabrblade

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 02:06 PM

You forgot Super in the BW classes. It was BM that introduced the larger Supreme class.

 

 

And Commander was a DOTM/Prime Cyberverse class. You're thinking of Voyager.


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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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Posted 13 May 2018 - 02:09 PM

Not So Big

Kinda Big

Big

Bigger

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 02:15 PM

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#6 MrBlud

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 02:23 PM

You forgot Super in the BW classes. It was BM that introduced the larger Supreme class.

 

 

And Commander was a DOTM/Prime Cyberverse class. You're thinking of Voyager.

 

I didn't forget, I "shrank" it to accommodate the smaller number of "main" size classes we have today.

 

Same with Commander, that's what I think Voyager should become.


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 03:02 PM

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 03:38 PM

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Muscle

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Wildcard

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 03:40 PM

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Toes
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Posted 13 May 2018 - 03:55 PM

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Optimus

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 04:07 PM

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Tall

Grande

Venti

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 04:35 PM

Baby I

Baby II

Child

Adult

Perfect

Ultimate


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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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Posted 13 May 2018 - 04:50 PM

Ruler
Officer
Brawler
Infiltrator
Toadie

 

 

Kinda moot once you're really into Transformers, but the size classes being roles combined with the faction really help give a new toy purpose right off the bat, regardless of how shallow the bio/onscreen depiction is. "Five ways of saying big" tries to make everything sound epic, which means nothing is.



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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:08 PM

military ranks.

Private (for tiny figures like legions and masters)

Corporal (scout/basic/commander equivalent)

Sergeant (warrior/deluxe equivalent)

Lieutenant (voyagerish)

General (leader class)

Commander in Chief (supreme)

Titan stays the same 



#15 Shockwave 75

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:11 PM

I liked the Beast Era names. They were kind of self explanatory.




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#16 LV!

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:16 PM

I've said it a hundred times before, but above "Basic" the only reason the BW price points seem self-explanatory is because we were used to them. Otherwise there is no reason Deluxe-Mega-Ultra-Super-Supreme couldn't be Super-Mega-Ultra-Supreme-Deluxe or Ultra-Mega-Super-Deluxe-Supreme.

 

Mind you, it still makes an order of magnitude more sense than anything that uses "Legend" or "Voyager" to describe a size.



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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:21 PM

Kids lines:

Cheapest

Not-As-Cheap-But-Ok

Birthday

Christmas

Guilt

Moneyhole

 

I think that should cover it.  If it's a collector oriented line:

Throwaway Homage

Scale Argument

Bigger Scale Argument

This character would be so much better if it was either larger or smaller

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:34 PM

whatever the basics/scout/legends assortment is should be renamed to perfection

everything else can just be variations of whatever and who cares

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 05:36 PM

I think it should be:

Titian masters/head masters, AKA the smallest bots about currently

Legends AKA the most basic of formers and one time could be considered Minicons

Scout AKA legends as of the other year, not sure why they rebranded that size class, they just did!

Deluxe, one of the norm sizes

Voyager

Ultra, Where are thou, these days, oh, wait, you became leader, class didn't you or do you just yell out Fusion at the same time as leader and you got combined together?

Leader, when do leaders have charaters who aren't leaders in any form, example, Jetfire/Skyfire?

Surpeme somebody shink those dammed city bots to this size

Omega Surpeme class or better known as Titan class or, Extremely big class, to big to be of any serious play value as a robot or super big paper weights!


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 07:31 PM

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