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@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 06:08 PM)

But eventually destroys everything.

@  tigerhawk : (17 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Heals many wounds

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 02:03 PM)

Time.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2021 - 07:53 AM)

I dunno, maybe. I'm not clairvoyant either...

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2021 - 04:30 AM)

Covid?

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 09:50 PM)

At this point, if I'm going to die then it won't be the wait what killed me. It didn't help any, mind you, but it's not what got me.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 January 2021 - 09:37 PM)

Technically we are all literally dying to play with our next figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 05:36 PM)

I am figuratively dying to play with that cheetor.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Still waiting for my box from BBTS to arrive.

@  tigerhawk : (16 January 2021 - 04:29 PM)

Kingdoms is fantabulous and it's only the first wave.

@  tigerhawk : (12 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

My Super Collection Megatron always had two left legs and I just discovered my Thrilling 30 Crosscut has two right hips.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Fortunately, it's only Netflix Hound, so not really much of a loss here.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:55 PM)

So it's been a while since I've had a misassembled Transformers toy.

@  Echowarrior : (11 January 2021 - 10:02 AM)

More Micromasters would be welcome.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 January 2021 - 06:15 AM)

Instructions unclear, have more sports cars.

@  tigerhawk : (11 January 2021 - 01:57 AM)

Or they could make the other Micromasters of the teams they half assed.

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 January 2021 - 11:20 PM)

There should be a box set of eight Stakeouts.

@  Bass X0 : (10 January 2021 - 08:27 PM)

There should be a box-set of Thrust, Dirge and Ramjet. But I'm not expecting it.

@  Nevermore : (10 January 2021 - 07:51 PM)

I hope there are re-releases this year!

@  tigerhawk : (10 January 2021 - 03:59 PM)

I hope there's rereleases of Earthrise Ramjet, Dirge and Ratchet next year.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 January 2021 - 07:51 AM)

Oh no, he was loved. I'd argue he could have had a better life physically, but he was loved. Deeply.

@  Telly : (08 January 2021 - 01:42 AM)

as long s/he gave love and was loved, it was a good life

@  Echowarrior : (07 January 2021 - 11:10 PM)

Poor puppy. Poor kid.

@  CORVUS : (07 January 2021 - 03:04 PM)

My condolences :(

@  wonko the sane? : (07 January 2021 - 10:45 AM)

So: My sisters dog just had a heart attack and died... while her 12 year old son was walking him. Welcome to 2021 everybody!

@  Dekafox : (04 January 2021 - 07:24 PM)

Except they're Deceptican'ts usually.

@  Devcon : (04 January 2021 - 05:17 PM)

Depending on which dub: Either Decepticons or Decepticans.

@  Bass X0 : (04 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Deception is the French word for disappointment. What does that make the Decepticons in France?

@  Echowarrior : (03 January 2021 - 11:29 PM)

We're just tiny little specks, about the size of Mickey Rooney.

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 January 2021 - 04:33 PM)

It's a great big universe, and we're all really puny.

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned, a sun that is the source of all our power

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving and revolving at nine hundred miles an hour.

@  TM2-Megatron : (02 January 2021 - 11:57 PM)

relative to the speed that it's swirling around the centre of the galaxy, its rotation is fairly slow

@  PlutoniumBoss : (02 January 2021 - 09:31 PM)

I'd like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 January 2021 - 07:21 PM)

The Earth moving gave us 2021.

@  ▲ndrusi : (02 January 2021 - 10:50 AM)

It does that.

@  tigerhawk : (02 January 2021 - 10:11 AM)

I think the Earth is moving.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:35 AM)

Sunday evenings are awesome. Looking at the clock at 8 PM and thinking "I still have plenty of time before going to bed..."

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:33 AM)

Now I've been working permanent late shift for almost three years. Don't regret it one bit. One of the rare cases where the needs of the company overlap with my own preferences.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:32 AM)

Before the permanent late shift was introduced three years ago (which I volunteered for as soon as the form became available), I always tended to plan my vacation for early shift weeks. Since the majority of the people in most departments prefer to work early shift and thus tended to plan their vacation for late shift weeks, there were usually enough slots available for me to get my request fulfilled.

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:26 PM)

I was promoted last December, so this past year is my first with the company where I've been able to get whatever vacation I wanted. Instead of competing with 100 other people, there's now only 1 (out of 3 others who share my job) that's been in the building longer than me, and so has first dibs at weeks. It's pretty easy to work it out between ourselves before we give in our requests, though

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:24 PM)

But there's also departments to consider, since we have a varieity of types of machines and not everyone is qualified to run everything. Altogether, there are a lot of ways you can get screwed

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:21 PM)

So a few of the same rules, a few different ones. For regular employees, requests need to be in by January 15th. If they are, those are doled out based on seniority. You're only guaranteed 2 weeks in "prime time" (basically June, July, August). Anything submitted after January 15th is given out first come, first served based on availability

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (01 January 2021 - 02:39 PM)

So who said "Jumanji!"?

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 January 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I knew a woman at Target who was forced to use up her vacation time before she could qualify for maternity leave. Then they denied the leave because she technically hadn't been at work for two weeks beforehand.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Also, if you become sick during your vacation and you turn in a doctor's sick note, it means that you don't lose your vacation days, because according to the law, vacation is intended for recreation, not for recovery from sickness or injury.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 04:00 AM)

Another priority is "vacation request for the next year turned in before the deadline". Like, you missed the deadline, you have to make do with what's left.

@  Nevermore : (01 January 2021 - 03:59 AM)

No, they prioritize vacation during school holidays for employees with school-age children. Also, only three of the six weeks during the summer holidays per employee so a larger number of employees can get their requests fulfilled.

@  TM2-Megatron : (31 December 2020 - 08:14 PM)

like, not company-wide, obviously, but by facility

@  TM2-Megatron : (31 December 2020 - 08:14 PM)

That's actually not bad at all for such a large company. Do they prioritize vacation by seniority?


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#1 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 02:13 PM

Splitting from The Last Jedi discussion into its own thread.

 

Relevant details thus far:

  • Rey, Finn, Poe, Rose, and Kylo Ren are all obviously returning
  • Mark Hamill is returning as Luke Skywalker
  • Carrie Fisher will posthumously appear as Leia Organa via repurposed unused footage from The Last Jedi
  • Billy Dee Williams will return as Lando Calrissian
  • Dominic Monaghan of The Lord of the Rings fame will appear, role yet to be specified
  • Matt Smith of Doctor Who fame will appear, role yet to be specified
  • J.J. Abrams is directing
  • J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio are writing
  • Filming began in London on 1 August 2018 and is expected to be finished in February 2019
  • Currently scheduled for release 20 December 2019

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 02:41 PM

I could easily look this up myself, but since you've positioned the first post as a quick digest of "what we know so far," I'll just ask: who wrote and directed this one?



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Posted 29 August 2018 - 02:52 PM

I could easily look this up myself, but since you've positioned the first post as a quick digest of "what we know so far," I'll just ask: who wrote and directed this one?

 

J.J. Abrams and Chris Terrio are writing while Abrams himself is directing. At least that's the latest scoop.

 

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 03:44 PM


There have also been a few "Finn and Poe on a planet" pics leaked from filming that I won't describe but give a bit of a look at their costumes and at least one location.

-ZacWilliam, I'm super looking forward to this, after all the surprise and awesomeness of Last Jedi I'm super interested to see where things go and how they climax.
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Posted 29 August 2018 - 04:52 PM

  • Carrie Fisher will posthumously appear as Leia Organa via repurposed unused footage from The Last Jedi

 

Minor clarification. Original announcement said footage from TFA, but apparently later stories have stated they'll be using unseen footage from both TFA and TLJ.



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Posted 29 August 2018 - 05:13 PM

i REALLY hope they don't backtrack on everything from "The Last Jedi" in a desperate attempt to placate Internet dipshits. 


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Posted 29 August 2018 - 08:29 PM

The First Order will debut their latest superweapon; a giant cube.



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Posted 29 August 2018 - 09:01 PM

i REALLY hope they don't backtrack on everything from "The Last Jedi" in a desperate attempt to placate Internet dipshits. 

I REALLY hope they do.  Recon the whole thing if they have to.  I'm not a dipshit and I despise that movie.



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Posted 29 August 2018 - 09:03 PM

VII = Mystery Boxes!

VIII = Subversion!

IX = ???

I really hope it can't be summed up like that, but we'll see...

 

 

So how many Doctors is this now? 4 was the Bendu, 10 that Jedi robot, now 11 is something or other (probably nothing as visually wild as the other two), am I missing any?

(I guess this question extends to "major cast members of Doctor Who", too)



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Posted 30 August 2018 - 04:17 AM

VII = Mystery Boxes!

VIII = Subversion!

IX = ???

I really hope it can't be summed up like that, but we'll see...

 

 

So how many Doctors is this now? 4 was the Bendu, 10 that Jedi robot, now 11 is something or other (probably nothing as visually wild as the other two), am I missing any?

(I guess this question extends to "major cast members of Doctor Who", too)

 

IX will be more mystery boxes.



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Posted 30 August 2018 - 05:56 AM

i REALLY hope they don't backtrack on everything from "The Last Jedi" in a desperate attempt to placate Internet dipshits. 

 

While not everyone who has issues with TLJ are dipshits (Some folks have legitimate complaints with the movie and the narrative direction), I find myself agreeing. TLJ threw us into the great, galactic unknown after decades of by-the-numbers Star Wars stories. It's refreshing being in a place where you don't know generally where the story is going to go. The last time Star Wars, specifically the visual media, was in such a place was 1983.



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Posted 30 August 2018 - 05:57 AM

So how many Doctors is this now? 4 was the Bendu, 10 that Jedi robot, now 11 is something or other (probably nothing as visually wild as the other two), am I missing any?
(I guess this question extends to "major cast members of Doctor Who", too)


Does Peter Cushing count?

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 05:59 AM

Peter Cushing counts on the basis that the security guard companion from his second movie went on to be Donna Noble's grandpa.


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Posted 30 August 2018 - 03:41 PM

Its so far away!  get here faster.



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Posted 30 August 2018 - 03:50 PM

 

So how many Doctors is this now? 4 was the Bendu, 10 that Jedi robot, now 11 is something or other (probably nothing as visually wild as the other two), am I missing any?
(I guess this question extends to "major cast members of Doctor Who", too)


Does Peter Cushing count?

 

 

*looks this up*

Oh hey, that's kinda neat.



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Posted 30 August 2018 - 03:55 PM

Last I looked the films are both uploaded on YouTube if interested.

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 10:40 PM

The First Order will debut their latest superweapon; a giant cube.

 

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 10:48 AM

Is it reasonable to assume that the final title and teaser trailer will be released at Celebration 2019 a week from now?


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Posted 04 April 2019 - 10:52 AM

or possibly a MONTH from now on Star Wars Day...


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Posted 04 April 2019 - 10:55 AM

The First Order will debut their latest superweapon; a giant cube.

 
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Got one of those for prequel haters?



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