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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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Favorite fighting game "story"


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#1 tec

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 08:20 AM

Or story line

 

Fighting games are not really known for have the most comprehensive stories with how many characters there are each story has to be more open ended as to accommodate the characters but there are few that are fun or good. And some characters have a good story arc so what are some of your favorite story bits from fighting games?


Edited by tec, 15 May 2018 - 02:19 PM.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 11:12 AM

Probably Evil Zone, my favorite fighting game.

 

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:38 PM

I liked Battle Arena Toshinden's escalating level of nonsense as time went on.


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:38 PM

Soul Edge/Soul Calibur, before they made Calibur just as messed up as Edge. :rolleyes I felt that those games gave off a sense of adventure that you normally didn't get from a fighting game (also it still has my all-time favorite character select theme :D). 2 did it with a great all-around soundtrack, varied and vibrant stages, and really extensive bios for the characters and all their unlockable bonus weapons, while 3 had that choose-your-own-adventure-style story mode, though it did end up repeating a lot of 'events' across different characters.


Edited by Demovere Xeno, 15 May 2018 - 12:42 PM.


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 12:43 PM

I have always loved the overall stories in the Mortal Kombat series, but I really love the presentation for the story mode in the more recent Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat X.
Plus, I like reboots that do not completely discount everything that has come before (the recent Star Trek movies, or Days of Future Past are good examples for me).

Edited by Xellos, 15 May 2018 - 12:43 PM.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 01:29 PM

Yeah I'm of the same opinion as Xellos. The MK story was always interesting to begin with, and with the continuity reboot MK9 brought us even better now while still acknowledging the 1st 8 games happened as they are what brought the 9th to be. That's a nice way of having your cake and eating it too.

In the same vein, the Injustice universe... and of course it's the same guys as MK so you know they know how to make a fighting game universe work.
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Posted 15 May 2018 - 02:05 PM

Fighting games have stories?!?!?!?!?


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 02:08 PM

MK9 and MKX.

 

Tekken's main story and Soul Calibur's was very good too.

 

Street Fighter isn't bad, since they try to make a chronological order out of it (from earliest to latest):

 

SF1

SFZ / SFA

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 02:22 PM

One must fall 2097.

 

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 02:24 PM

Bits I like off the top of my head are

 

Orchid winning the first KI turny

Morrgian and in dealing Lilith

Cammy's story and to a degree Chun-Li's


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 04:00 PM

Tech Romancer.

Ok. A bit more seriously, Ive really loved how Ryu and Ken have evolved from essentially the same moveset to having different touches to each that are completely logical within their personalities. Even better? This is a continuing story told purely through gameplay and not cutscene dialogue.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 04:49 PM

Smash Brothers.

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 09:45 PM

I've always loved Alpha 3 because of the Guile/Charlie/Chun-Li/Bison lore leading up to SFII.

 

The story mode in Tekken 7 was really, really fun to play through.



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 11:34 PM

Persona.



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Posted 03 June 2018 - 01:53 PM

 

I love the emotional music and sombre tone of the narrator here. 


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Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:59 PM

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 08:08 PM

I think Mortal Kombat's story was the first one I got into. I mean, at first, Street Fighter didn't have much of a story to speak of. But Mortal Kombat was the first to have some kind of continuity between games. And of course it translated pretty well to the big screen too...at least for the first movie. Let's just leave it at that and pretend there was no second movie. Problem was when the sequels started muddying everything up so bad that eventually they had to do a complete reboot and start from scratch. At that point I just became like "meh, I'll still play the games for the game play, but the story is dead to me."

Street Fighter on the other hand started out kinda weak. About the only story bits I came away with is that Blanka is a momma's boy, Chun Li seeks revenge for her father and Ryu just wanders the world looking for a fight. Well, okay. Nice character motivations, but that doesn't equate with much in the way of a real story.

But then Street Fighter went Alpha and got some anime treatment. There started to actually be two distinct stories that both pretty awesome. There was the whole Chun-Li, Guile, Charlie, Cammy, Bison arc which I loved. There was also the whole Ryu, Ken, Goken, Sakura, Akuma arc which was also pure awesome. Make a movie out of either of those stories and I am there.

And it's not just a normal hero's save the world against powerful force like Mortal Kombat. Street Fighter really has some deep character motivations here. Ryu's trying to keep control of the evil force that's inside him while fighting against the monster that killed his sensei. Chun-Li is trying to avenge her father while also bringing down the most powerful crime cartel in existence.

So...Street Fighter...I guess is the answer to your question.
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Posted 04 June 2018 - 12:17 AM

Really? Am I the only one who played Persona 4 Arena?



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Posted 04 June 2018 - 09:48 AM

I played it, I just kind of consider its story an extension of Persona's and not really a "fighting game story" as such.


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 07:17 AM

Persowha? :p
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