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@  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?

@  Nevermore : (31 December 2020 - 08:11 PM)

In my nine years with Amazon, only one of my vacation requests (not counting requests for single days) has ever been denied (with an alternate option offered for a mere week later). It might have helped that I have always tended to plan my vacation against the grain.

@  Nevermore : (31 December 2020 - 08:06 PM)

We also have a legally guaranteed minimum of at least 24 vacation days per year, and the law mandates that the vacation should be granted in one stretch "unless urgent reasons on behalf of the company or the individual employee make it necessary to split up the vacation". The most common valid "urgent reason on behalf of the company" would be "multiple employees have requested their vacation days for the same period, so the employer has to organize everyone's vacation grants equally".

@  TheMightyMol... : (31 December 2020 - 02:50 PM)

Most places run with the bare minimum amount of staff they think they can get away with. So if one key person is out, they're in trouble. Hence, they don't like letting people take vacations.


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#1 MEDdMI

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 09:06 PM

We're going to Japan for a week! Well, not until October, but that's only 6 months away! THERE'S NO TIME! NEED TO PREPARE NOW!!!!

*several minutes of running around screaming later*

 

...So anyway, my parents and brother were initially going, and we have been wanting to go for years, and couldn't really afford it. We probably still can't, but got a good tax return this year. We'll be spending most of the time in Tokyo, and a few days in Osaka. Mostly sightseeing, and some visiting of relatives whom we haven't seen in ages. I haven't been there since that one summer session around 2003 for college. This will be TMM's first international flight. Around 13hrs straight. XD Other than family gatherings, TMM & I plan to spend our time on our own doing very nerdy things and some cultural stuff too. So, if there's anything you want us to look for over there, let us know. Naturally you'll have to pay for the item and shipping, but not up front- I don't want to go out of my way to get something really difficult, it's more of a "if I happen to see X, I'll get it". Let me know here or in PM. Nothing too big/fragile or H, please.

 

I haven't made an exact list yet, but here's some of the sites we'd like to see:

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Thoughts? Suggestions on things to see and do/not do? Forgive me if I use this thread to ramble and sort out thoughts. I'm currently going through a Tokyo guide that's specifically for otaku, so I'm sure the list will grow...

 

EDIT: Adding/ removing things at will. Also, gonna keep a list of things I need to do/get before the trip, as a reminder to myself.

To Get:

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To Do:

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To Bring:

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Gonna try to keep the luggage as light as possible and avoid my large suitcase, so we won't have to worry about checking in any bags (plus taking the trains b/t Tokyo and Osaka, there's limited space for large bags). The clothes we will hand wash as needed or use the coin laundry at the hotel. For stuff that needs to be shipped back, the post offices should have boxes and everything else we need.

 

Other than souvenirs, here's my wish list of things to bring back:

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The difficult part is going to be impulse control with all the small cute things... :doh


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 11:00 PM

Dude you guys are so lucky I'm so jealous

 

You guys have a blast it sound like your trip is packed!


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 11:07 PM

So like, what's the most obscure anime characters-related concert you could go to?

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 11:13 PM

I don't have any suggestions, other than to have a really great time. but not such a good time that you don't come back. America needs all the quality people it has to stay.

 

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 12:51 AM

 

but that's only 6 months away! THERE'S NO TIME! NEED TO PREPARE NOW!!!!

 

You sound like me.

 

I've found that whenever I travel, keeping a really detailed list of all the things I want to see/get* and updating it at the end of every day with new stuff whilst on the trip makes me feel way less FOMO when I get home.

 

*as an unabashed consumer capitalist it's mostly get though

 

So like, what's the most obscure anime characters-related concert you could go to?

 

This statement has definitely set a plan in motion where I buy out some rookie idol's CD and send MED all the event tickets so they definitely get in.

 

Serious Mode though I will look some up, but underground idols tend to be physical only anyways with no online presence.


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Posted 19 April 2019 - 03:21 AM

* shoves a knife over* find hatsu no Miku and do what needeth to be doneth....thoueth. 



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Posted 19 April 2019 - 04:18 AM

Miku is really a strange target to complain about overexposure or whatever.

Vocaloid song might be among the least vocalist-centric, considering how much of it feels like the composers' eccentricities getting through without a filter.

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 04:34 AM

~Karaoke: I'd do it with a group but TMM would be miserable


What, he wouldn't want to go all "Aggretsuko" at a karaoke place?

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 05:07 AM

That sounds like an awesome and very packed holiday plan. Hope you enjoy it!

The Gundam statue sounds like a sight to see. Shrines, temples, the Imperial Palace, wow. An Owl Cafe? How does that work.

I'd... kinda like to go to Maid cafe for, well, obvious reasons. Except i think i'd likely end up so self-conscious i'd either immediately, or spend 99% of the time staring at the table.

Can't deny the image of you and TMM at a Maid cafe conjures a great picture of TMM sat calmly, just one maid girl trying to take your order, while your face turns crimson and steams pours from your eats, boiling kettle style. ;)

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 05:53 AM

Miku is really a strange target to complain about overexposure or whatever.

Vocaloid song might be among the least vocalist-centric, considering how much of it feels like the composers' eccentricities getting through without a filter.

i just find her creepy is all. 



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Posted 19 April 2019 - 06:24 AM

So like, what's the most obscure anime characters-related concert you could go to?

Hmm. Not really obscure, just old. Slayers maybe? The anime series is way over by now so I doubt there's still be concerts going on. Unless it was just Megumi Hayashibara maybe. Not entirely sure if we'd be interested (depending on the merch they might have, lol).

On maids: I know it's their job to be extra cute and demure, and I know TMM wouldn't care, but that wouldn't stop me from wanting to throw their tiny bodies through the window.

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 09:46 AM

If we're actually committing high profile virtual murder then the target is obvious; Kizuna Ai.

 

There might not be concerts, but there's always lots of anime-related random events going around.

 

I mean just pick a super-unpopular series and you're sure to get in by default (that is if they don't cancel after a lack of interest). All you need to do is watch something recent, and if you don't like it just listen to the OP or ED a lot and in six months you'll definitely believe you liked it. Trust me, To be continued... did wonders for my opinion of Infini-T Force.


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Posted 19 April 2019 - 11:05 AM

If we're actually committing high profile virtual murder then the target is obvious; Kizuna Ai.

I think Kizuna Ai is slightly more tolerable because she at least has a developed personality instead of just being a singing program.



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Posted 19 April 2019 - 11:11 AM

But that means she'll never be in anything as edgy as this:




(Different Vocaloid, but still)

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 11:27 AM

I think Vocaloids are cool because they're tools by which lots of different emotions, including painfully dark ones, and they can be basically everything.

 

Kizuna Ai is basically just a real idol but with the humanity scrubbed out and I really don't get it.


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Posted 19 April 2019 - 12:52 PM

The fact that you're just iffy on a Love Hotel tickles me pink.


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Posted 19 April 2019 - 01:21 PM

This looks like a good place if you want a lot of cheap but good food.

 



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Posted 19 April 2019 - 02:02 PM

https://favy-jp.com/topics/993
https://www.cnn.com/...cafe/index.html
Forgot to post these earlier for GSO, quick links on owl cafes

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 03:47 PM

That is awesome!

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