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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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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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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 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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