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@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

It seems like, with these kind of things, anything not TF-specific is either in an existing thread or just not discussed since they're not part of something deemed important enough to get its own thread already.

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Yeah, but it's for Transformers specifically

@  Gryllid : (19 July 2019 - 12:39 PM)

There is. It's called "SDCC 2019 thread"

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:24 PM)

no general SDCC thread?

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:08 PM)

I never even bothered to see it.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2019 - 10:30 AM)

O never hated it, the whole thing was an Indiana Jones movie. I didn't care for the CGI, but that's just nature of the beast.

@  Paladin : (19 July 2019 - 07:58 AM)

sidebar- has enough time passed that we can stop irrationally hating "Crystal Skull" yet?

@  Telly : (18 July 2019 - 09:18 PM)

after 38 years and i dont know how many viewings, today is the first time i noticed indiana jones doesnt use a revolver in the bar fight in raiders...

@  Kalidor : (18 July 2019 - 05:33 PM)

@Sabrblade Depends on when you're here. I used to have the backups happen once daily, now I have them happen once per hour so you might often see a hesitation at the top of every hour for 30-45 seconds.

@  Locoman : (18 July 2019 - 05:11 PM)

isn't that just Modern Family

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:45 PM)

that's right. my gym teacher is a clown. new series coming to disney channel next fall

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

all these clowns are making me run really fast.

@  Sabrblade : (18 July 2019 - 12:10 PM)

All this awesome SDCC news is really making these boards run slowly.

@  Bass X0 : (18 July 2019 - 07:54 AM)

Racism must be stopped. No matter the cost.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Tine to stop buttering it up.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 July 2019 - 09:43 PM)

Well shucks.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 July 2019 - 08:14 PM)

The joke is a husk of its former self.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 01:15 PM)

Pop.

@  Shrug : (17 July 2019 - 10:15 AM)

Something something... corn bread?

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2019 - 07:21 AM)

Ok, ok. Enough of the puns and let's all thank Kal for the amaizeing job he did.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 06:24 AM)

by now I think this jokes' been creamed.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

Who gives the orders in cybernetic warfare?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Zea mays

@  Xellos : (16 July 2019 - 09:53 PM)

Isn't that a kernel of truth.

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 08:43 PM)

huh. suddenly the Squawk is popping.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Not placing much stalk in this conversation.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 06:22 PM)

That's so corny.

@  Shrug : (16 July 2019 - 06:07 PM)

It's absurd how happy I am that a post of mine made the front page of Reddit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Aww, shucks.

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:45 PM)

Not till I taste the corn

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 05:43 PM)

You guys aren't being very nice. You're supposed to tell me I did "good, really good!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:40 PM)

Just don't go beyond the rows.

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

Left over from the failed Beast Machines sequel, Beast Farmers

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

It's techno-organic corn

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:26 PM)

We have a cornfield? Can I get a few ears?

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:56 PM)

And lastly, if it becomes too much hassle to deal with - it might just get sent into the cornfield and replaced with a Discord box anyway. So cool it.

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Second thing is we do actually have the ability to ban users specifically from using Shoutbox if it's being abused like that

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Hey all - just a reminder and heads up. The Shoutbox has been kept here as a courtesy because it's what you folks like in lieu of Discord - but a few things to remember is that P&R should stay in P&R and isn't really something that needs to be dragged out here in the most public of spaces.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Done.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 10:25 AM)

You can make a new one. I doubt anybody would stop you.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 10:16 AM)

There was a thread but it appears to have disappeared. Might have been lost in one of the older forum sweeps.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 09:58 AM)

Yeah this is pretty much circumventing the fact that we have different rules for political talk.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2019 - 09:55 AM)

Okay, so, basically, can we not do politics in here anymore? I mean, considering how often @Nevermore, you talk about your work conditions, don't you think it's time for a dedicated thread in P&R?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Scratch that; that's insulting to honest salads. Whatever that was was the text equivalent of hamburger.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:38 AM)

Would you like some dressing to go with your word salad?

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 09:34 AM)

yes; it now goes "shit piss hug *BLEEP* ^$@^ motherhuger **** turd fart encyclopedia & Socialism."

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:24 AM)

This is an American site, but isn't that unnecessarily severe language? IIRC it's one of the top four offensive pejoratives to English people

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 July 2019 - 08:52 AM)

It's amusing how so many (U.S.) wankers in this world love to whine "capitalism good socialism bad!" in the abstract while simultaneously pretending that megacorporations dominating de facto monopolies is anathema to the core capitalistic principle of competition benefits everyone.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 05:17 AM)

I know Shockwave's super mode is pretty lame and Magnus is kinda greebly but it's not that bad.


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 12:48 AM

thats right! i booked my trip just a few minutes ago! on september 4th, lil ol telly is heading for fun in the sun on the beaches of waikiki! i NEVER thought id be able to do something like this! i always thought itd be too expensive, but its actually fairly cheap ($1500 round trip and for the hotel)

 

i started planning this last year. i realized i was spending all my money on THINGS, and always sitting around the house when on vacation. i didnt have any fun experiences or adventures to look back on. well i decided to put an end to that! ive got a fairly good paying job, a good credit card limit (which i used to pay for the trip) and im 44 years old. i figured it was time to do SOMETHING. im finally going to take a REAL vacation!

 

i cant wait and im so excited!!!!!

 

 


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:30 AM

congrats go get a real tan and not one cooked by a monitor/tv


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 07:03 AM

That's awesome!  You're going to have a great time!


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 07:55 AM

Awesome! Enjoy the beaches!


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:09 AM

Congrats! Here are some things you must try:

 

1. Leonard's Bakery (malasadas)

2. Rainbow Drive-In (plate lunch)

3. Marukame Udon (chicken tempura)

4. Eggs 'n Things (loco moco)

 

There are probably things to do there besides eat, too, I never checked.


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:49 AM

Hawaii? Sounds boring. Do any of the beaches even have a robot or beast mode. I bet they DON'T.

 

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:57 AM

Congrats! I have a trip coming up next week and it's my first time too. I'll let you know how it is. :D


 
 
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Posted 14 March 2019 - 09:26 AM

Congrats!

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 12:27 PM

That bit you said about spending on things instead of experiences? Totally true. I thought I was being practical by wanting tangible things but more often than not, it's the experiences that you treasure more.

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 10:28 PM

Awesome! One thing I've learned about traveling-be very very careful with impulse buys and tourist traps. Be sure to stretch your legs during the flight. Get to the airport at least 3hrs early. Carry photocopies of your passport just in case. Don't carry all your cash on one spot. Study up on local customs. Don't try to cram your schedule too much, leave some time to get lost and chill.



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Posted 15 March 2019 - 07:03 AM

Congrats! Here are some things you must try:

 

1. Leonard's Bakery (malasadas)

2. Rainbow Drive-In (plate lunch)

3. Marukame Udon (chicken tempura)

4. Eggs 'n Things (loco moco)

 

There are probably things to do there besides eat, too, I never checked.

 

I'll second Marukami Udon - although, depending on the time of day, you may have to wait in queue.

 

Hanauma Bay is great for snorkelling, and if you get there right when it opens, it's free entry (and not nearly as crowded as later on in the day).  "Toilet Bowl" is the section of the bay on the far-left side of the beach that doesn't get as much traffic, and despite the name, it's a nice spot to start out in.

 

Definitely spend some time driving around the East side of the island, even it's just to circle back to the airport to drop off the rental.  There are some really nice scenic views - it's where they filmed Jurassic Park, after all.



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM

im not really planning on doing anything in advance (like pre-buying tickets). at least not yet anyway. i may add some things as time gets closer.  im just gonna wander around to see what catches my interest. i wont be renting a car, but i will be renting a scooter. i love riding those things. might spend a day just scooting around and taking pics. ill go snorkeling at least once though. cant go to hawaii and not do that lol i MIGHT trying parasailing. will have to see how brave i am when im there lol but bungee jumping is RIGHT OUT! i get nervous just watching other people do it. i HAVE to spend time at the beach. ive never even seen an ocean, let alone been in one. when im on the beach with a nice drink just lounging around im gonna send my boss a selfie lol

 

one thing im really looking forward to, is seeing my first hawaiian sunset. i dont know why im looking forward to it so much, but there we are. the hotel im staying at (the ilima hotel) has a terrace on the roof, so im just gonna get a drink or 2, find a comfy chair and watch the sun go down :) i did read some reviews of the hotel and some people complained about the pool being small. the hug you need a pool when the hugging OCEAN is TWO BLOCKS AWAY? lol

 

for those that have been there, any tips on what i should take with me? i dont have much at the moment. ive got a pair of sandals, some puzzle books for the plane and a waterproof fanny pack for when im swimming. gotta make sure nothing gets stolen! i figure id buy sunscreen when im there, as im sure theyll have the appropriate kind to use (something about it being coral safe).

 

oh yeah. my little skeleton is going with me, and i bought him a nice little rocking chair so he can sit on the balcony with me lol


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 03:48 PM

We had an excellent time there.

 

We stayed in the Hilton Waikiki right on the water which was lovely. It was also easily within walking distance of lots of shops and restaurants. Definitely touristy, but not bad. It reminded me of Miami-meets-Vegas. We did have a rental which was good to have - though I guess a scooter will get you where you need to go, it might just take a bit. Bonus, parking will be much easier for you; I paid more to park our rental at the hotel than I paid for the rental itself. Free street parking is available, but VERY hard to find.

 

We went to the Kapi'olani Regional Park, which is the dormant volcano on the southern tip of the island. It was an old army base and you can hike up to the ridge and walk through parts of the command tower and stuff. Obviously fantastic views. We also did a short hike up to Manoa Falls which was pretty. The falls themselves weren't anything dramatic, but it was just a pleasant excursion. Passed on Pearl Harbor because a good chunk of it is closed right now (including the memorial itself).

 

We took one day to go up to the North Shore, where we went to CLIMB Works Keana Farms Zipline tour. HIGHLY recommended because it gets you a brief history lesson of Hawaii in addition to some incredible views of that end of the island. Eight ziplines over all one of which is a half-mile long! There are a bunch of permanent food trucks right there by CLIMB Works, but they all close around 4pm. However if you follow 83 up around the northern tip of the island, there were a bunch of other options still open later in the day. That made a great place to watch the sun set over the Pacific.

 

As for food, we ate at MAC 24/7 which was a diner-type place in a hotel (good, if not overly exciting). Shorefyre in the International Marketplace was also good. Other meals were at various food trucks or some of the smaller shops around our hotel.

 

I would've liked to do more hiking, but my wife isn't as big a fan. That being said, she was obviously quite happy with the beach time, so it was a great trip over all.


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 04:48 PM

If you need glasses to see, get some tethers for them so you don't have to worry about a wave knocking them off in the ocean, hat, sun glasses and beach towel. Some kind of opaque drink container to take alcohol to the beach in. Depending on what and how you pack, you may be better of buying some or all of this stuff there, as paying for an extra checked bag is expensive.

Try a Loco moco. It's a delicious food pile. We went to a lu ow or however its spelled. It was pretty great, open bar, dancing, food, music.

We did lots of hiking, it's beautiful, fun and costs little to nothing depending on where you go.

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 06:00 PM

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 09:34 PM

Bring empty room in your suitcase for souvenirs.

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 10:18 PM

We had an excellent time there.

 

We stayed in the Hilton Waikiki right on the water which was lovely. It was also easily within walking distance of lots of shops and restaurants. Definitely touristy, but not bad. It reminded me of Miami-meets-Vegas. We did have a rental which was good to have - though I guess a scooter will get you where you need to go, it might just take a bit. Bonus, parking will be much easier for you; I paid more to park our rental at the hotel than I paid for the rental itself. Free street parking is available, but VERY hard to find.

 

We went to the Kapi'olani Regional Park, which is the dormant volcano on the southern tip of the island. It was an old army base and you can hike up to the ridge and walk through parts of the command tower and stuff. Obviously fantastic views. We also did a short hike up to Manoa Falls which was pretty. The falls themselves weren't anything dramatic, but it was just a pleasant excursion. Passed on Pearl Harbor because a good chunk of it is closed right now (including the memorial itself).

 

We took one day to go up to the North Shore, where we went to CLIMB Works Keana Farms Zipline tour. HIGHLY recommended because it gets you a brief history lesson of Hawaii in addition to some incredible views of that end of the island. Eight ziplines over all one of which is a half-mile long! There are a bunch of permanent food trucks right there by CLIMB Works, but they all close around 4pm. However if you follow 83 up around the northern tip of the island, there were a bunch of other options still open later in the day. That made a great place to watch the sun set over the Pacific.

 

As for food, we ate at MAC 24/7 which was a diner-type place in a hotel (good, if not overly exciting). Shorefyre in the International Marketplace was also good. Other meals were at various food trucks or some of the smaller shops around our hotel.

 

I would've liked to do more hiking, but my wife isn't as big a fan. That being said, she was obviously quite happy with the beach time, so it was a great trip over all.

 

the hotel ill be at has free parking, but its first come first serve. and like i said, i just love riding a scooter! and i dont mind it taking longer to get places on one. im not gonna be in ANY rush getting anywhere. my life is already governed by a clock due to work, so itll be nice not having to worry about having to be somewhere at a certain time (except for my ride home of course!)

 

i read about the volcano/army base. it sounds interesting

 

id like to go to the pearl harbor memorial, if only to take pics for my dad since he was in the navy. i did see it was closed, but hopefully itll be open when im there

 

ill have to try the zipline. probly the closest ill come to feeling like batman lol im confused though. does the zipline place close at 4, or just the food trucks?

 

 

If you need glasses to see, get some tethers for them so you don't have to worry about a wave knocking them off in the ocean, hat, sun glasses and beach towel. Some kind of opaque drink container to take alcohol to the beach in. Depending on what and how you pack, you may be better of buying some or all of this stuff there, as paying for an extra checked bag is expensive.

Try a Loco moco. It's a delicious food pile. We went to a lu ow or however its spelled. It was pretty great, open bar, dancing, food, music.

We did lots of hiking, it's beautiful, fun and costs little to nothing depending on where you go.

 

i do wear glasses, and thats one of the reasons for the waterproof pouch. i dont plan to actually wear them while im in the water, but i dont want someone to make off with them. god thatd suck! i CAN see without them a bit, but if i lost them id miss all the sites. maybe i should look into getting another pair just in case...

 

ive got clip on sunglasses, so im good there. a lot of stuff i plan to buy when i get there so theyll say "hawaii" or whatever on them lol

 

Throw stuff into lava at every possible opportunity.

 

i mean, i do plan to visit a volcano. dont know about getting close enough to toss stuff in though lol

 

Bring empty room in your suitcase for souvenirs.

 

was already planning on it. im thinking of putting up a jar at work for people to put money in for souvenirs, then take all that and buy them all whatever i can lol

 

thanks for all the good advice :) if anyone comes up with more things go ahead and do so. ill be keeping an eye on and updating this thread every now and again. when i actually get there, be on the look out for the "holy crap im actually IN hawaii" thread lol


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 10:33 AM

Oahu doesn't have active volcanoes, they've all moved on to the big island.

 

If you do the zipline at CLIMB Works, you have to reserve a time as they send you out in groups. It's a good couple of hours to do the whole thing. The restaurants nearby close at four, so if you have a slot in the afternoon, everything will be shutting down by the time you're finished. But again, plenty more options further up the road around the northern tip of the island.


 
 
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Posted 16 April 2019 - 11:28 AM

*goes to website* hhhmmm. ill have to weigh myself to see if i can zipline. im not a small guy and it says gotta be under 270lbs. i dont think im that big, but i think im pretty close


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 12:57 PM

Ah, there's also one point where you have to pull yourself up to another platform with the help of a rope and pulleys. I assume your guides would help you too, but just so you're aware. Still, if you meet the restrictions, it's definitely worth it!


 
 
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