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@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

In case anyone's wondering.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Also, she pronounces her own name "Zuh-see".

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I think I'd read a while back she was born in Berlin

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I thought Zazie Beetz was really fantastic in Deadpool 2. Really looking forward to seeing her in Joker.

@  Liege : (20 September 2019 - 12:05 PM)

Any sightings of Ratchet at U.S. Walgreens yet? A couple of stores around me have recently restocked their toy aisles but no Ratchets yet at those ones.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:54 AM)

You don't even hear a hint of an accent, and she only very rarely chooses some odd wording where she probably wasn't familiar with the more appropriate alternative due to its relative obscurity.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:41 AM)

Just watched what's possibly the most relaxed interview ever of a German Youtuber interviewing Zazie while walking around Berlin. Turns out she was born in Berlin and spent quite some time in Germany.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:39 AM)

Actors and actresses I had no idea speak fluent German, part 4.231: Zazie Beetz from Deadpool 2.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:14 PM)

It's too bad it's like this because some of what they're doing with tiny cars is pretty cool, but I'm not willing to sign up for that f-ing hassle.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:13 PM)

At this point I'm trying to decide how much of a markup I'm willing to pay some scalper scum or if I should just say to hell with it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 September 2019 - 02:11 PM)

That is pretty much the constant story with Hot Wheels. Anything you might actually want has most likely been picked clean and marked up.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:02 PM)

I've been watching some Youtube Hot Wheels videos out of boredom and discovered there exists a new car that just came out maybe a month ago that looks just like one I had when I was little, and I've been looking around hoping to get it. Slim picking everywhere, but online there are a slew of sellers asking for 3 and 4x the retail price, plus a hefty shipping markup.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 01:59 PM)

Oh, that explains the problem I've encountered with finding one little car

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2019 - 01:31 PM)

Oh boy. I work at Target, and literally every single morning, there are two or three guys outside who make a beeline straight to the Hot Wheels.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 September 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Hot Wheels

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 12:25 PM)

Which collecting community has the worst scalpers?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 September 2019 - 09:55 PM)

I've never read the source material and don't know much about it, but I enjoyed the first film quite a bit, and found the second alright

@  Sabrblade : (17 September 2019 - 09:49 PM)

The first movie was definitely not for me. I flat out hated it. Didn't even bother with the sequel.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2019 - 05:02 PM)

I liked the first movie a lot and enjoyed the original volume of the book, and the way they were developed in parallel was really interesting. It all got super extra unpleasant as soon as they went back though. I don't remember really whether the initial sequels are "good" or not, but either way both the second movie and the second run of the book quickly demonstrated that the property sure wasn't for me.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i have a real hard time offering praise of anything connected to an utter shitstain like Mark Millar.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2019 - 01:23 PM)

Kick Ass 2 was okay for what it was, a sequel to a film that was okay, just okay. It had a good performance from Nic Cage while the sequel had Jim Carrey who decided he didn't want to promote it after one of america's regularly scheduled massacres.

@  Benbot : (17 September 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Was Kick Ass 2 really that bad? I never got around to seeing it, but after watching the first movie again the other day, I'm thinking about it.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Whereas if you overpaid and they have to refund you, they will take their sweet time to let you know.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Like, here in Germany, if the tax authority responds to your tax report quickly, you can rest assured they want more money.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Do tax authorities in other countries base their time to respond to filed tax reports on whether they owe or are owed as well?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 11:13 AM)

Check what the requirements are for your cad program, and try to beat them by about 20%, and understand that software requirements have been stable for a few years: not really keeping up with the advancements in hardware. Unless you're doing something SPECIFIC which requires ludicrous amounts of power, just give your self a cushion on hardware and don't bother going whole hog.

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 10:16 AM)

What I'm currently using is an i5 2018 Surface Laptop. My current desktop is all but dead. I think in the end affordability will win out over specs. I need to use CAD programs, but I'm a student, not a professional.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 10:06 AM)

Okay. Whats the specs on the I7 and what are you currently using?

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 09:23 AM)

fun and games

@  wonko the sane? : (09 September 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Depends entirely on what you use the computer for.

@  Steevy Maximus : (09 September 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Probably not

@  Benbot : (09 September 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Do I need an i7 on my new computer?

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:08 PM)

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#21 Blot

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 07:50 PM

Rung being Primus is a red herring, next issue reveals it was Megatron.



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Posted 02 August 2018 - 09:22 PM

Ancient billion-year-old living dudes have now outstripped Point One Percenters in being so common they're no longer meaningful at all.

I mean that kind of already happened with Rewind and Tailgate and the entire Dead Universe Ark crew, but geez.

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 11:15 PM

This issue also had the biggest example of Megatron Is Perfect and Too Good For This World yet when he has medical skills that save Drift from death after Ratchet and Velocity, the former of which is a genius in his field, had given up.

Megatron's clearly done a lot of medical training during the time he was in the Functionist Universe, and I can accept that with the divergent development that took place there, maybe they had worked out a way to cure stuff which hadn't been cured in the primary universe (because they didn't spend a ton of time fighting a war) so it was just a common procedure that Megatron could teach Ratchet and Velocity in five minutes.

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 12:20 AM

That was a hell of a reveal.

 

Payoffs both long-awaited and totally unexpected. I'm impressed. That was worth it.


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Why will we solve after Robert grasps the abysmal winter's ulcer? He may change rural tailors, do you join them? The films, tapes, and spoons are all good and fresh.

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 12:55 AM

This issue also had the biggest example of Megatron Is Perfect and Too Good For This World yet when he has medical skills that save Drift from death after Ratchet and Velocity, the former of which is a genius in his field, had given up.

 

But uh, Ratchet didn't have time to attend to Drift before everyone else was blown out into space.


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Posted 03 August 2018 - 01:57 AM

Wow. That's a whole lot of something. I do like "it's not just Pharma". I don't actively dislike anything else? These Dudes Were Those Dudes works okay here I think.

Really doubled down on Autobot Megatron, giving him centuries of heroism in the FU. I absolutely love it and I'm so happy to have him back.

Obviously this book will always be divisive, but personally for the first time I'm sitting here thinking maybe Roberts might wrap this up pretty well.

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 02:15 AM

I like this design for Cybertron Primus, especially the cities everywhere like on his fingers.

 

So the Functionist Council killed their Rung, who is Primus, in the name of Primus, way to go guys. Also I was hoping to see them combined into the Key of Vector Sigma but there's only 7 of the 12, so oh well.

 

But even if Rung contains the Primus spark, or something, what does he turn into!

 

I like that Megatron's fusion cannon is really a med kit.



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Posted 03 August 2018 - 06:36 AM

But even if Rung contains the Primus spark, or something, what does he turn into!

 

A sprocket to turn the well of all sparks back on. Like a tap (not really joking).



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Posted 03 August 2018 - 06:51 AM

But even if Rung contains the Primus spark, or something, what does he turn into!

Real Key to Vector Sigma?

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 07:28 AM

So they didn't "find the Guiding Hand" at all. Most of them were known, pre-existing characters. If it turned out that Rudy Giuliani was actually secretly Beowulf, you wouldn't congratulate everyone who'd met him for "finding" Beowulf.

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 08:00 AM

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I'm kinda just expecting one of these Hand guys to just fall to their death hitting Devastator's crane...

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 10:57 AM

Lotta gloom and doom here for an issue that I felt played fair and gave a lot of folks what they wanted.

Megatron actually PUTTING IN THE WORK to redeem himself? Check.

The symbol of the bad guys being a transformation cog THIS WHOLE TIME? Arrrrrgh check (and wonder who from this time gets totally sent back in time to become the original Adaptus cause that still has to happen). (PS Adaptus was first mentioned in the issue with Pharma's first appearance)

Knights being just guys and gods being just old? Check check and very much in tune with the "sci-fi" philosophy of transformers.

Megatron actually getting a damn scene with Drift? Check but that may have just been me. (And the whole healing hands bit is a reference to Optimus in Eugenesis, which in turn was referencing a forgotten part of the original Budiansky profile--Megatron has become the Optimus of another place and time.)

And I mean, it's not like Megatron is just getting narrative rewards handed to him, given that his enemies have intentionally killed everyone they ever thought he loved and have been beating his faction for centuries just by virtue of being institutionally entrenched.

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 11:34 AM

This issue also had the biggest example of Megatron Is Perfect and Too Good For This World yet when he has medical skills that save Drift from death after Ratchet and Velocity, the former of which is a genius in his field, had given up.

Megatron's clearly done a lot of medical training during the time he was in the Functionist Universe, and I can accept that with the divergent development that took place there, maybe they had worked out a way to cure stuff which hadn't been cured in the primary universe (because they didn't spend a ton of time fighting a war) so it was just a common procedure that Megatron could teach Ratchet and Velocity in five minutes.


Ratchet's been a medic for 4 million years. Megatron has only been one for hundreds. And given the dystopian nature of the Functionist Universe, I doubt they found a cure.

In any case, the fictional details don't matter. It's Roberts yet again pumping up Megatron as better than the rest, and I'm Tired of it.

 

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 12:01 PM

<Ultra Magnus> Grimlock, for just once in your life, DON'T SMASH!

 

I like the implication that the Functionist Council has lost members either to rebellion or by killing anyone who seems to even slightly question the Big Plan, such that they're now down to... 7 dudes? 

 

Confirmed: the Lost Light - 5 miles tall, something like 15 miles long -- is just a regular Cybertronian ship, dwarfed by the likes of the Worldsweepers. 


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Why will we solve after Robert grasps the abysmal winter's ulcer? He may change rural tailors, do you join them? The films, tapes, and spoons are all good and fresh.

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 06:38 PM

This was pretty good from a dramatic standpoint.  The big reveal landed well and I did crack up at Megatron's new "fusion cannon" actually being a giant toolset.

 

I'm unsure how well the reveal will age with me though... Roberts has pulled the "guy who secretly used to be someone else" card perhaps one or two times too many.

 

But right now, I was pretty satisfied with this issue.  I do hope the battle against Functionist Primus isn't shuffled aside too quickly though. 



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Posted 05 August 2018 - 11:58 AM

<Ultra Magnus> Grimlock, for just once in your life, DON'T SMASH!
 
I like the implication that the Functionist Council has lost members either to rebellion or by killing anyone who seems to even slightly question the Big Plan, such that they're now down to... 7 dudes? 
 
Confirmed: the Lost Light - 5 miles tall, something like 15 miles long -- is just a regular Cybertronian ship, dwarfed by the likes of the Worldsweepers. 



Yeah; I quite liked the implication that the Functionists kept eliminating members who went you know, guys, turning our planet into a animatronic graven image of our god might be a mite too far.

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 12:27 PM

Is Functionist Primus the largest mecha suit we have ever had in Transformers?


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Posted 05 August 2018 - 02:25 PM

But even if Rung contains the Primus spark, or something, what does he turn into!

Well, Primus had a tendency to think with his "other head," you see, to the point that his spark was actually located in...

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 06:51 PM

Well, Primus had a tendency to think with his "other head," you see, to the point that his spark was actually located in...

 

Wait. You mean Rung is Primus'....weenus??



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Posted 08 August 2018 - 12:16 AM

Transformed Cybertron "Primus" sure is a heck of a lot more massive than those exact-replica God Gun Cybertrons. 


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