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@  Ashley : (21 April 2019 - 10:08 PM)

They frequently do, but yeah there's no rule. Google will usually answer it for a specific restaurant, though

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 April 2019 - 02:57 PM)

Depends on the restaurant and the area. There's no universal rule about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 April 2019 - 02:41 PM)

I thought restaurants were one of the few things that stayed open on holidays, along with movie theatres and the like

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 April 2019 - 02:30 PM)

Well here I am hungry on a Sunday afternoon and I head to Chipotle only to find out right then and there that the place is closed for Easter. Yay.

@  MEDdMI : (19 April 2019 - 09:21 PM)

oof, yikes. Good luck.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 April 2019 - 09:18 PM)

We're in the middle of a kitchen reno and NOTHING will be done until tuesday. I could beat a four day weekend with a hammer right now if it meant I could use my stove again.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Can't beat 4 day weekends either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I prefer later shifts myself, but my 3 day weekend shift isn't bad. Nice to work without those administration busy bodies poking around.

@  Nevermore : (19 April 2019 - 04:12 AM)

Yeah, traffic is a plus as well. Rarely got any trouble getting to work on late shift (even with the neverending construction site on the highway), and when my shift is over, there's hardly any traffic at all anymore.

@  MEDdMI : (18 April 2019 - 06:27 PM)

while I don't have weekends consistently off, working 2nd shift isn't so bad. I'm more likely to do stuff before work than after (when I'm already tired). Plus no rush hour traffic

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 April 2019 - 05:03 PM)

Switching shifts constantly is never good for one's health. There was a time when I worked overnights steady for about 2 years; did wonders for my health, as well

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Don't miss early shift (and especially switching back and forth every two weeks) a bit.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Man, permanent late shift really has done wonders for my overal well-being. Never having to get up early for work, staying up late, weekends off... a ot of my coworkers think I'm crazy, but late shift is really my preferred shift.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

(My total lack of sleep on that day might have contributed, though.)

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

At noon, it was warm.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

On Monday, we went on strike early in the morning, I was also wearing to jackets and gloves and my toes and fingers were freezing.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 April 2019 - 04:31 PM)

Nope, right now my days are doing that. Frigid at night (Well, just below zero, but still.) and warm enough to be always be ill prepared during the day.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Today it's so warm I had to take a shower to wash off the sweat after a lengthy bike trip.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

This past Friday I was wearing two jackets and winter gloves outside and took a hot bath when I returned home.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

Is "April weather" an issue in other countries as well, or is that specifically a German phenomenon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.


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#1 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 09:58 PM

I have heard of this evidently-somewhat renowned fan comic series by Don Figueroa via the TFWiki, but I know no other details of it. Does anyone here remember any further context of Macromasters and is it online anywhere? All I can find of it is this set of images on someone else's DeviantArt.

 

https://hansime.devi...-s-Macromasters


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Posted 15 May 2018 - 10:17 PM

That set of images is more than I remember about it, so I can't help you there.



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 11:01 PM

I might have an old downloaded copy on my external hard drive.  I'll have to check and see.


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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 15 May 2018 - 11:12 PM

Just checked. What I have is a .cbr file containing 52 pages that are all in black-and-white, as opposed to the colored pages seen in that DeviantArt gallery, so some of the art detail seen only in the colored version is lost in the black-and-white version that I have.

 

What's more is that the first page of my copy is not the cover page with Megatron's head, but the first story page instead.


Edited by Sabrblade, 15 May 2018 - 11:14 PM.

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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 15 May 2018 - 11:43 PM

I had all of these saved forever ago but that computer is in worse shape than Megatron there.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:28 AM

I never read the comic, I just remember the scratch-built city-formers he made in his garage, some of which were as tall as an adult human when in robot mode....

 

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 01:04 AM

Im sure ive still got most of them too. I downloaded them ages ago. Ill check for sure when im on my laptop again (on phone now). Maybe me and sabrblade can compare notes on what we have
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 03:34 AM

Yeah, he took down the website when he started talking with Hasbro IIRC and I remember a few efforts to maintain some of the files elsewhere but nothing complete. Both of the comics and of the customs.

 

Like Sabrblade, I do not remember ever seeing the color pages on his website, only the black and white. And the big draw for me wasn't the comic, but the customs, which were a mix of kitbashes of KOs, scratchbuilt figures at a somewhat larger scale than typical TF figures including a combiner or two, and a couple of really big dudes. For instance, Grimlock (the first to have the faceplate teeth) was a kitbash, while Jetfire (which became the WW design and had the Gundamesque shield cockpit) was a scratch build. All the scratchbuilt figures were made of cut plexiglass and ended up with a very particular chunky aesthetic that influenced WW. 


Edited by Copper Bezel, 16 May 2018 - 03:35 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 16 May 2018 - 05:01 AM

It's super slow and the full-size images aren't preserved, but a very janky rehost of the contents of the original site lived long enough to get into the Wayback Machine.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 16 May 2018 - 05:02 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 16 May 2018 - 08:17 AM

I read it at the time but never saved it anywhere.  I talked with him several times about his engineering on the figures and how he managed some of the transformation features.  He is a great guy and really personable.

 

Copper is right about him taking the site down when he was in communication with Hasbro for fear of I.P. questions.



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:24 AM

Yeah, I was only aware of the custom toys, which I always thought were amazing.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:08 AM

In which year did Macromasters debut, anyway?
 

Just checked. What I have is a .cbr file containing 52 pages that are all in black-and-white, as opposed to the colored pages seen in that DeviantArt gallery, so some of the art detail seen only in the colored version is lost in the black-and-white version that I have.
 
What's more is that the first page of my copy is not the cover page with Megatron's head, but the first story page instead.

 

Im sure ive still got most of them too. I downloaded them ages ago. Ill check for sure when im on my laptop again (on phone now). Maybe me and sabrblade can compare notes on what we have

 
Oh please do! See if it's more or less than what has survived on the Internet Archive.

It's super slow and the full-size images aren't preserved, but a very janky rehost of the contents of the original site lived long enough to get into the Wayback Machine.


Edited by SHIELD Agent 47, 16 May 2018 - 10:09 AM.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:33 AM

Just checked. What I have is a .cbr file containing 52 pages that are all in black-and-white, as opposed to the colored pages seen in that DeviantArt gallery, so some of the art detail seen only in the colored version is lost in the black-and-white version that I have.

 

What's more is that the first page of my copy is not the cover page with Megatron's head, but the first story page instead.

The original versions were just black and white, I believe.

 

In which year did Macromasters debut, anyway?

1999 or 2000, thereabouts, I believe.  I think it was made directly out of G1 nostalgia while Beast Machines was on, if I recall correctly.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:38 AM

Yeah, it was a long-term project and those RiD or CR toys in the comparison photos are new. 


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 16 May 2018 - 10:44 AM

Looks like my copy is just the contents of Issues 1-4. No Issue 5.

 

Though, my copy also seems to be missing the first page of Issue 4 for some reason.


Edited by Sabrblade, 16 May 2018 - 10:49 AM.

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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.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:13 PM

i have the ones on deviantart, but the coloring is different on mine. they match the ones on the way back machine, so i assume he recolored them when they were printed

 

as for the rest, ive got em all :) at least i think i do. ive got a total of 68 pages (which matches the way back machine, and that number doesnt include the cover but i have it as well). i dont know how many he did, but i know it wasnt a lot. i can zoom in on them and they hold their resolution, so i guess theyre good copies


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:14 PM

These were printed?


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:25 PM

from the deviantart link:

 

The cover was made for a small TF convention in Texas where the first issue was published.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:26 PM

These were printed?

 

The description on DeviantArt indicates that at least issue #1 was printed with its own exclusive cover for some fan convention.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:38 PM

I was amazed by Macromasters when I first saw it! I mean, some guy was making cool and new gigantic transformers AND making a comic about them? Lol

Some of those physical toys he made still look really cool.

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