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@  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.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 April 2019 - 06:37 PM)

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Runa runa!

@  Sabrblade : (14 April 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Wocka wocka!

@  The Doctor Who : (14 April 2019 - 06:59 AM)

Lewd

@  Paladin : (14 April 2019 - 06:57 AM)

troutstick.

@  MEDdMI : (14 April 2019 - 06:34 AM)

With a trout.

@  Xellos : (14 April 2019 - 05:44 AM)

With a stick?


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#41 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 12:26 PM

One reason I'm concerned (probably too strong a word) is that, if it's only button-clicks, there's no communication that some of us want a specific coloration of Astrotrain (the US colors not previously reissued), and not something we've already gotten.

But even if they read that stuff, I can't honestly say that I have confidence that Hasbro would listen....



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 12:54 PM

Then again, the last CHUG Astrotrain toy Hasbro gave us did have his G1 Hasbro toy colors.

 

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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 12 December 2018 - 12:55 PM

I can say with confidence that if Astrotrain wins Hasbro will produce him in the colors some of the fans want. Whether they'll be the specific fans you're referring to as "some of us" is up in the air.

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#44 Powered Convoy

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 01:04 PM

Does anyone want the white and black one that Hasbro and Takara both already did though?

 

That seems the worst choice of all the viable options.


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 01:34 PM

I'm still not absolutely confident how votes are being cast/tabulated. Lots of folks are leaving comments, but I get the impression (but not a confident one) that you're supposed to hit the character's name within the "story" image itself. They really should spell that out....

 

I wrote "Skywarp" on a piece of scrap paper and put it inside a book. I assume that vote will be counted. 



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Posted 12 December 2018 - 06:45 PM

I completely misunderstood (didn't actually vote). I thought it was going to be a "Vs" pack and we were choosing between the Seekers or the Astrotrain/Perceptor pack.


 
 
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Posted 12 December 2018 - 11:27 PM

Looks like it might be close.

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 12:52 PM

Looks like it might be close.

 

Well, it really wasn't.  I counted last night and Skywarp was ahead by over 25 votes (roughly low 50's for TC and high 70's for SW).


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 12:57 PM

https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17976494560162391/

 

Astrotrain VS Skywarp in the last round.

 

Little do we know that this confrontation would lead to the birth of Spacewarp.

 

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 11:06 AM

Astrotrain won against Skywarp.

 

Despite my multiple accounts and getting friends and family to vote for Skywarp.  :D  :wtf  :(

 

I do hope that they either do the original Hasbro colors or some new cartoon accurate deco.

 

 


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 11:22 AM

I can't wait for orange and white again!



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Posted 14 December 2018 - 11:41 AM

BBTS still has Hasbro's white & black for $60.

https://www.bigbadto...ionDetails/2884


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 12:26 PM

BBTS still has Hasbro's white & black for $60.

https://www.bigbadto...ionDetails/2884

 

Come on, Hasbro! Give us Overcharge and a pseudo-Diaclone incarnation of Astrotrain!

 

Or better yet, remake Fever Dream and Star Dasher with modern molds!


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Posted 14 December 2018 - 03:01 PM

Theoretically, he should have the blue wings of the original Hasbro release wouldn't he?


 
 
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Posted 15 December 2018 - 07:01 PM

Meh. I was hoping for a Perceptor since I never had the figure, so this does nothing. I guess I'm done with this line for the foreseeable future.



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Posted 15 December 2018 - 07:48 PM

Meh. I was hoping for a Perceptor since I never had the figure, so this does nothing. I guess I'm done with this line for the foreseeable future.

 

You can get the Takara book reissue for under $50 shipped, with today's 15%-off eBay promo.

 

https://ebay.us/Xld0H6



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Posted 15 December 2018 - 10:23 PM

I think it's a safe bet that one or two of the losers will still get made if the line lasts a bit longer. They wouldn't have been options at all if Hasbro isn't confident they could be made without problem.

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 11:37 PM

 

Meh. I was hoping for a Perceptor since I never had the figure, so this does nothing. I guess I'm done with this line for the foreseeable future.

 

You can get the Takara book reissue for under $50 shipped, with today's 15%-off eBay promo.

 

https://ebay.us/Xld0H6

 

 

Not interested at that price, thanks for the heads up though. Especially not right now. As I am broke.


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 12:19 AM

 

 

Meh. I was hoping for a Perceptor since I never had the figure, so this does nothing. I guess I'm done with this line for the foreseeable future.

 

You can get the Takara book reissue for under $50 shipped, with today's 15%-off eBay promo.

 

https://ebay.us/Xld0H6

 

 

Not interested at that price, thanks for the heads up though. Especially not right now. As I am broke.

 

That's probably about as much (if not cheaper than) a new Hasbro one would cost anyway.


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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 December 2018 - 09:42 AM

Yep - if the cab-only Prime really is 49.99, I suspect Perceptor would cost the same.


 
 
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