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@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 08:28 AM)

Is there an English equivalent for what we Germans call "deductions in the B rating"? Context: Someone did something and suceeded on a technical level (as in, achieved the intended goal), but failed to some degree in the details, i.e. there was some collateral damage, or while a technical success, the end result is an aestetic failure. It can be used highly ironically, as in "barely achieved the intended goal, but failed so much in every aspect that's not purely technical that it might as well be considered an utter failure altogether." The German term is derived from the old judging syste in figure skating, which gave separate ratings for "technical merit" and "presentation", with the latter being the origin of the German term.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 November 2019 - 02:32 AM)

Huh. I did not know before today that "medieval" had an alternate spelling "mediaeval". Like "paleontology" and "palaeontology".

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 November 2019 - 04:15 PM)

'Beast Wars in underrated' the comment went. I exploded.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:19 PM)

Absolutely.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

So... you can look like a cop from the 70's AND a huge nerd at the same time?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:09 PM)

I feel like the best way to carry the Switch would be an under-arm torso holster.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 12:31 PM)

It's not. hell. If the 3DS zelda case just stretched a LITTLE more it would fit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 November 2019 - 03:38 AM)

I feel like the Switch Lite is a bit big to have hanging on your belt like that, but I don't take my Switch out with me often anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I must be the only one who wants a switch lite case with a belt loop. o.O

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2019 - 03:03 PM)

I'm gonna have "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For the Cannibal" by Lordi playing in my head all night.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Trick or treaters can only consent to cannibalism in Germania.

@  Sabrblade : (07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Hey, if the trick or treaters can't take some loving insults, that's their problem.

@  Arazyr : (07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Just make sure to put the leftovers in the fridge, so they don't get spoiled.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I love children... but I can never eat a whole one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 November 2019 - 09:52 AM)

I can neither confirm nor deny this allegation.

@  Paladin : (07 November 2019 - 09:46 AM)

...you don't roast the trick or treaters, do you....

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:38 AM)

A cold beer, a warm fire, some smores and trick or treaters... Man, you got this life thing down.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

That actually sounds pretty awesome.

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:59 AM)

we'll move to the open garage if it's raining

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

every Halloween since we got a house, TMM and I chill in the driveway with a fire bowl and roast things while handing out candy. It's pretty great.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 November 2019 - 03:42 AM)

Peter Cullen voiced King Kong let that sink in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:42 PM)

I've noticed that after a year or two, though, people with children will start getting into it for their kids

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:41 PM)

I think a lot of the decline you see in Halloween is due to newcomers to Canada who don't really get it... I mean,there are only a handful of countries in the world that practice this particular oddity

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (06 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I recently attended a talk on Samhain and its associated mythology by a professor from Limerick.

@  Otaku : (06 November 2019 - 11:49 AM)

Trunk or Treats have become more popular because it is supposed to be safer, and even if it isn't, it just tends to be easier for the Trick-or-Treaters.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 November 2019 - 11:00 AM)

That's okay: between ever more extreme weather, ever more violent society, and general paranoia of parents: halloweens not doing to well out here either.

@  Anonymous X : (06 November 2019 - 09:30 AM)

We used to have Bonfire Night here in the UK as our thing instead of Halloween... It's withered away for the most part. Halloween used to be the strange American tradition you knew of from ET or various cartoons


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Posted 28 May 2019 - 03:05 PM

found a website (https://www.govisithawaii.com/) that has all kinds of articles about what to take, how to pack (the owner of the site only uses carry on luggage for her trips!), where to go and all that good stuff. ive also started getting stuff to take with me. ive got an oahu specific guide book, an underwater camera for snorkling and swimming in the ocean, a selfie stick to get more background in my pics. nobody wants to see ME after all. they want to see the background! and a rashguard shirt for swimming. i never even heard of this kind of shirt, but apparently its just as good as sunscreen, so i wont have to use as much when i wear it swimming. and its what surfers wear so cant be bad. found out about it at the aforementioned website

 

im debating whether or not i should take my laptop...

 

just a little over 3 months to go! cantwaitcantwaitcantwait!


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Posted 28 May 2019 - 06:10 PM

Nice! I've got a fun trip coming up in October and I'm going a little crazy with planning. Time is going by SO slow right now. :D

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 10:39 PM

heres what ive got so far:

 

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1. oahu travel guide

2. selfie stick

3. swim mask for the ocean

4. case to keep my glasses in while swimming, tiny little sunscreen (for use til i get some thats coral safe when i get there), and spf chapstick

5. 2 water-proof bags i can keep with me while swimming

6. nice big backpack to keep all this stuff in (and may double as luggage, depending on how much i can get in there. i think im allowed one carry on bag and a personal item that this could be used for? i found a nice bag that rolls up that i can pack in there and use that for souvenirs and what nots)

7. word search books for the plane ride or sitting on the beach or waiting in a line

8. a pair of water shoes for swimming so i dont cut my feet or damage anything down there

9. a tiny gopro-like camera thats water-proof and has all kinds of mountings and a spare battery (i think i have more on the way. if not i can always get some). also gonna take a back up camera just in case (thats not pictured). i also have a tiny sd card to use for storage. may get a couple more so i wont have to worry about running out of room

10. a pair of flip-flops that i may not take since i have the water shoes now. they were only a dollar so no loss there

 

also not pictured-rashguard shirt and a pair of hiking shoes. wont have to take an extra pair of shoes/boots now if i go hiking. i can wear them all the time and be ready to go #smartthinking ive also got a pair of clip-on shades for my glasses. they arent high end but i figure theyll do the job

 

i dont know if im going to take binoculars. seems whatever i see ill be able to get close enough to take pics of. im still debating on whether to take my laptop. ill probly end up leaving it behind though. 


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Posted 13 June 2019 - 09:21 AM

*squints at pic* Ok, one thing you need to learn is how to properly focus your camera before you take the shot. :p



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Posted 13 June 2019 - 10:04 PM

phone camera and thats as good as it gets :p


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Posted 27 August 2019 - 08:37 PM

my adventure begins next week!! next tuesday, ill be in indy for the night, and wednesday morning ill be on my way to houston (first stop). then its an 8 hour flight to the beach! i still cant believe im actually doing this. i think ive got everything i need, and im about to practice pack to make sure what im taking fits in my luggage (im using a big shoulder bag. if im very lucky, theyll let it be my carry on. but im not counting on it). ive got a list of places i want to go, and ive looked into some activities.

 

i really want to go ziplining, but im torn on where to go. there the climb works place which looks like a lot of fun. but theres also a place called coral crater. theyve got a climbing wall and other stuff as well. i also wanted to go horseback riding, but im too fat :( im sure ill find something to do instead.

 

anyway, one week to go!!!!


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Posted 27 August 2019 - 10:30 PM

If you're having trouble sleeping from sheer excitement, you might need some melatonin. XD
Got about 6 weeks left until my vacation... Time's going a bit faster but not fast enough. :D

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 10:33 PM

Enjoy yourself. If you get the chance, try a trip to Kuai for a day or two. If not, maybe next time. There's a lot to do in Hawaii. Try for a Lilo&Stitch scenery tour?



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Posted 30 August 2019 - 07:09 PM

Bring me back some liquid lava. Try a Yeti mug.

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 03:13 PM

Im in indy for the night :)
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Posted 03 September 2019 - 03:24 PM

Whoooooo!!!

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Posted 03 September 2019 - 03:39 PM

Two of my coworkers are there currently.  One is having their wedding ceremony and the other is part of her bridal party.


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Posted 03 September 2019 - 04:56 PM

I should look for them when i get there. Ill be "randy says hi" and theyll be "the hell are you and how do you know us and randy"

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 12:37 PM

I expect to see a similar video from you as I did from them.  :)

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

#Hawaii #kualoaranch #jurassicworld Run, run, run! The T-Rex is behind us! Oh, we lost Jing😭

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 10:19 PM

Thats an awesome vid :)

So, i made it! Landed about 1pm local time. Got to my hotel around 2 and experianced my first hawaiian rain burst. Lasted maybe a minute, but its happened a few times so far. Nothing to panic about though

Im currently in the international market place, where pigeons are allowed to roam around like theyre shopping! Soon ill be heading to the roof of my hotel to watch the sunset

When i get back, ill post a link to my facebook where im gonna put all my pics

I still cant believe im actually here!


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Posted 04 September 2019 - 11:54 PM

So i go to the sunroof to watch the sunset. Bit of a letdown thanks to a couple buildings in the way, but it was still nice.

So i then remembered i brought binoculars, so i start to go get them. As i turn around theres a magnificent rainbow just starting out! I cant even do it justice with words. But it was right over some houses up on a hill, and there were clouds coming off the mountains and making the sunlight do neat things. Told you i couldnt do it justice lol wish i knew how to post pics here from my phone...
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Posted 05 September 2019 - 07:55 AM

If you're on the mobile version, scroll to the bottom to load the full version. It's gonna take a lot of scrolling, zooming in/out, but you should be able to attach photos directly to the post under More Reply Options (just as long as the pics aren't too big). Alternately, you could sign up for Imgur or another image hosting site, upload all the pics, and post the album link.

Glad you didn't miss the rainbow. Sometimes I have to remind myself that taking a good pic isn't as important as just enjoying the moment with your own eyes.

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 12:06 PM

Oh yeah, ive got tumblr! Lets see if this works...

https://itslarrythes...hotel-in-hawaii

Pic isnt the best either, but it gives an idea anyway

Lots to see and do today so i was up at 630 am. But its noon back home so im up at my normal time :p
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Posted 06 September 2019 - 12:10 AM

I have conquered diamond head! Biked/walked there from downtown waikiki (about half of getting there was up hill..), went up and down the trail and biked/walked back to waikiki. Going down the trail and back to the hotel was far easier than going there. Im exhausted and covered in sweat :(


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Posted 09 September 2019 - 12:29 PM

Made it home :) well, not yet. Im with my brother in indy heading home
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