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@  Benbot : (20 November 2018 - 06:54 PM)

We're not actually back, this is all a dream.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 November 2018 - 06:12 PM)

It was, we're just humoring you.

@  Arazyr : (20 November 2018 - 02:17 PM)

I was wondering if that was just me...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 November 2018 - 02:01 PM)

And we are back after that round of Forum downtime.

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2018 - 06:30 AM)

Feels like it's been so long since there's been a proper storm that I've been awake for. This one even has pink lightning, which always great.

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2018 - 06:22 AM)

So long as he has an R by his name. Even if the R is for "Recepticons"

@  Nevermore : (20 November 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Sadly, my first reaction was "And I'm sure way too many people would seriously, unironically really vote for the blatant bad guy and still cheer at him while he's slaughtering the masses because they saw him on TV and he's cool."

@  Nevermore : (20 November 2018 - 06:17 AM)

Someone over at TFW2005 just discovered an old photo of political campaign signs, with one saying "Vote Megatron! Global Domination."

@  Paladin : (19 November 2018 - 07:02 AM)

let's be real. at this rate we're not lasting until 2075.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 November 2018 - 06:34 AM)

The rest of the world may build a wall around the US in 2075.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:53 AM)

Tell an conservative conspiracy maniac that women are literally the Satan's spawn out to infect humanity with the gender virus that will turn everyone into communist Muslims who eat children, and they will be like, "Well of course! That makes perfect sense!"

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:49 AM)

It's evidence of Poe's Law.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:48 AM)

The world is insane.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:48 AM)

Geeez, I just read a story about a liberal satire Facebook page that would publish absolutely outlandish, ridiculous made-up conservative propaganda, stuff so absurd nobody with half a brain could take it seriously... and conservatives are taking it at face value.

@  Pennpenn : (19 November 2018 - 02:27 AM)

Oh don't make me go talk to Peter Dutton. My week has been painful enough as it is...

@  Telly : (18 November 2018 - 09:13 PM)

he cant leave quarantine until he talks to the king of the potato people

@  Pennpenn : (18 November 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Debateable. It's a sunday anyway. Wonder if I'll still feel up and ready to go tomorrow. Don't want to take too many days off leading up to the end of the year.

@  MEDdMI : (18 November 2018 - 12:01 AM)

@Pennpenn hooray! Now you can leave quarantine.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2018 - 08:58 PM)

The national tour is currently in Raleigh-Durham.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2018 - 06:29 PM)

Ok, feeling much better now.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 06:20 PM)

Is hamilton playing in hamilton?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 November 2018 - 03:34 PM)

Maybe the show in the city?

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 01:21 PM)

To the show or the city?

@  The Doctor Who : (17 November 2018 - 11:01 AM)

Niiice!

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2018 - 10:48 AM)

My mom won two tickets to Hamilton!

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 09:46 AM)

Welp, good morning so far. My brother helped me get my sister in law's christmas gift, and reminded me I still had to get my mom's calendar for next year.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2018 - 08:22 AM)

Oh yeah, feeling feverish. What fun.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 November 2018 - 10:07 PM)

My father used to ask his boss that question. Then he STOPPED asking, and got used to twiddling his thumbs. Made things so much easier, and didn't actually change how his bosses thought of him.

@  Nevermore : (16 November 2018 - 07:31 PM)

So of course you wait until the end of your shift like everyone else, THEN you walk up to the manager on duty and ask him what you're supposed to do during the requested overtime.

@  Nevermore : (16 November 2018 - 07:30 PM)

Fun: The employer allows (paid) voluntary overtime, cannot backtrack on the permit, and before the regular end of your shift, you notice you're rapidly running out of work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 November 2018 - 06:27 PM)

Fear is a state of mind.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 November 2018 - 06:25 PM)

Did you just assume my sociopolitical status?

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2018 - 06:13 PM)

Oh stop being such a pack of drama monarchs!

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 November 2018 - 06:11 PM)

Too late. They can smell your fear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 November 2018 - 04:10 PM)

Nobody say anything and you'll be safe from the mob.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 November 2018 - 03:41 PM)

It used to be

@  Arazyr : (16 November 2018 - 02:05 PM)

I would agree.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 November 2018 - 01:15 PM)

I say yes, but I imagine many would disagree with me.

@  Paladin : (16 November 2018 - 12:34 PM)

settle a bet: is "drama queen" a gender-neutral description?

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 November 2018 - 08:38 PM)

Sounds like management is the same everywhere :p

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2018 - 08:12 PM)

My bosses are too busy trying to see if they can have their heads up their own asses while still being able to kiss the asses of everyone above them. It'd be amusing to watch if I wasn't one of the ones trying to get everything done to cover for it.

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:05 PM)

He's living by the standard "bow to those below you; kick at those above you. You got more people below you than above you."

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Whenever we go on strike, he's there with us. He told me that this is the only completely legal way for him to show his own bosses the finger,

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:03 PM)

Well, this guy has been getting flak from above, it's just that he doesn't care. He's doing what he thinks is right. He's easily the smartest of my superiors, and also the one with the biggest balls.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2018 - 05:24 PM)

Must be nice, having a boss that cares.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 November 2018 - 01:03 PM)

Indeed.

@  Echowarrior : (15 November 2018 - 11:58 AM)

That's a good superior.

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 06:21 AM)

Arguing in my favor that I was working under sub-par conditions, there were problems with sudden halts of the conveyor and other issues that affected my productivity, and besides, why was this guy giving a feedback to one of HIS subordinates, wich was his job?

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Also, yesterday he stood up for me when a superior from the department I was sent to was giving me a productivity feedback.

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 06:19 AM)

So this week all of my superiors save one guy are absent, and I'm not noticing a difference. Which says a lot about this guy.


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Posted 24 August 2018 - 03:09 PM

IDW's having a Recent Hits sale at comiXology, but with the amount of content available, it might be hard to know where to look... so I've put together a front page post to advise you on what you should pick up!


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Posted 30 August 2018 - 02:41 PM

Thanks! I've been waiting for Revolutionaries to go on sale, so I grabbed those, as well as Action Man: Revolution (which I had forgotten was a thing.)
"Here is light. You will say that it is not a living entity, but you miss the point that it is more, not less. Without occupying space, it fills the universe. It nourishes everything, yet itself feeds upon destruction. We claim to control it, but does it not perhaps cultivate us as a source of food? May it not be that all wood grows so that it can be set ablaze, and that men and women are born to kindle fires?"
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Posted 11 September 2018 - 03:42 PM

I picked up a bunch of stuff, read a chunk of it, and now I'm not sure where to go next. And I know there's stuff I missed:

Spoiler


I just finished the first two trades of Lost Light and I think all of Till All Are One. Not sure where I go next -- Optimus Prime? I've read All Hail Optimus, but I'm worried I missed something between that and RiD.

This whole thing is such a pain to follow. If I didn't love reading it so much, I'd have dropped it ages ago.

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 04:10 PM

I picked up a bunch of stuff, read a chunk of it, and now I'm not sure where to go next. And I know there's stuff I missed:

Spoiler


That's from Windblade volume 2, which is in both "Distant Stars" and "The Last City".
 

I just finished the first two trades of Lost Light and I think all of Till All Are One. Not sure where I go next -- Optimus Prime? I've read All Hail Optimus, but I'm worried I missed something between that and RiD.


All Hail Optimus is exRID volume 10. The trades are labelled as "Robots in Disguise" from volumes 1 to 6, after which they become "Transformers (2011)".


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Posted 11 September 2018 - 05:21 PM

Oh, both instances are in the same one? Handy.

 

Oh wait, I think I have that one after all. Okay.

 

Okay, I think I'm missing just Transformers? Under RiD, I have All Hail Optimus, #38 Days of Deception, #39 and #42 Combiner Wars Prologue and Epilogue, and Transformers Annual 2017 under that banner... okay, I think I found what I'm missing. Yeah, turns out they're in my Wish List, guess they weren't part of the recent sale.

 

Does Transformers: The IDW Collection tell everything in chronological order? I might consider going for those, if I ever decide to re-read. I'd go with them now, if they weren't so behind.

 

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 05:41 PM

There was a sale a while ago where I bought all the volumes of RiD/ Transformers v2. I got them because they were cheap, and because I forgot to convert the processing fee to Australian money so it was more expensive than I was expecting.

Then later I got the Windblade collection because it was cheaper than getting both collection individually. Sure Combiner Wars is now a disjointed mess, but at least there's less of it.


I sure wish I hadn't misspelt my username.....


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 03:57 PM

Does Transformers: The IDW Collection tell everything in chronological order? I might consider going for those, if I ever decide to re-read. I'd go with them now, if they weren't so behind.

 

--LBD "Nytetrayn"

 

The IDW Collection is broken into two phases. Phase One (which is not indicated anywhere on the books) covers everything published before The Death of Optimus Prime. Phase Two covers everything published from The Death of Optimus Prime presumably up through Unicron.

 

In Phase One, it's kind of a pseudo-chronological reading order. The story arcs that would have previously been collected into TPBs are kept intact and are presented in chronological order. E.g., you'll see the progression of Megatron Origin to -ations to Maximum Dinobots to All Hail Megatron to ongoing.

 

Beyond that, it's not exactly chronological. Spotlights and other minis get tossed in between other trades, usually in places that make sense for reading order. There are definite issues regardless of whether you prefer chronological order or a good reading order though. For example, Ramjet's spotlight, culminating in his death, is placed before the Avengers crossover where he debuts. AHM 15 is kept within the coda at the end of AHM, when it really improves the flow of things IMO if read before AHM, where it takes place chronologically.

 

I haven't looked through the Phase Two listings as much, but those strike me as likely to be more awkward in terms of the order. You have the books constantly bouncing back and forth between unrelated MTMTE/RiD storylines, the Autocracy/Monstrosity/Whateverity trilogy tossed in wherever, and then a few stray issues that don't fit anywhere else and can be set in any time period. At a glance, I'm guessing it's more or less the publishing order of the TPBs with a few tweaks.



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Posted 12 September 2018 - 08:48 PM

Not sure where I go next -- Optimus Prime? I've read All Hail Optimus, but I'm worried I missed something between that and RiD.


The Optimus Prime comic follows on from All Hail Optimus.
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Posted 16 September 2018 - 12:27 AM

Does Transformers: The IDW Collection tell everything in chronological order? I might consider going for those, if I ever decide to re-read. I'd go with them now, if they weren't so behind.
 
--LBD "Nytetrayn"

 
The IDW Collection is broken into two phases. Phase One (which is not indicated anywhere on the books) covers everything published before The Death of Optimus Prime. Phase Two covers everything published from The Death of Optimus Prime presumably up through Unicron.
 
In Phase One, it's kind of a pseudo-chronological reading order. The story arcs that would have previously been collected into TPBs are kept intact and are presented in chronological order. E.g., you'll see the progression of Megatron Origin to -ations to Maximum Dinobots to All Hail Megatron to ongoing.
 
Beyond that, it's not exactly chronological. Spotlights and other minis get tossed in between other trades, usually in places that make sense for reading order. There are definite issues regardless of whether you prefer chronological order or a good reading order though. For example, Ramjet's spotlight, culminating in his death, is placed before the Avengers crossover where he debuts. AHM 15 is kept within the coda at the end of AHM, when it really improves the flow of things IMO if read before AHM, where it takes place chronologically.
 
I haven't looked through the Phase Two listings as much, but those strike me as likely to be more awkward in terms of the order. You have the books constantly bouncing back and forth between unrelated MTMTE/RiD storylines, the Autocracy/Monstrosity/Whateverity trilogy tossed in wherever, and then a few stray issues that don't fit anywhere else and can be set in any time period. At a glance, I'm guessing it's more or less the publishing order of the TPBs with a few tweaks.

Good lord... still, that might be better than --

Wait, "publishing order"?

Is there a way to list books by that in ComiXology?

Not sure where I go next -- Optimus Prime? I've read All Hail Optimus, but I'm worried I missed something between that and RiD.

The Optimus Prime comic follows on from All Hail Optimus.

Thanks!

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