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@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 05:17 PM)

nevermind

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:59 PM)

I've barely used them over the years, so I'm sure they won't miss me, but I'm done too. Thankfully Pulse put up the Seacons today.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:58 PM)

i didnt complete it, which is why this is confusing and pi$$ing me off. theres no record of it in my order history. i emailed them about it, so we will see what happens. either way, i think im done using them after this

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Either we're both unlucky or they're trying to force payment now for these takaratomy mall exclusives.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I asked them to kindly undo that and I got a sternly worded email about how I should use their website right.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Yeah, if you completed the order, they charged you the money now. Mine said stack before I finished checking out. I only noticed I was charged because of Paypal.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

i wasnt even wanting to pay now. i was going to add them to my stack but i didnt get the chance after i was done setting up paypal

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

If you haven't officially placed the order, I don't think so? Although, I had to request a cancellation with them last week because their system changed details about my order after I placed it, so I don't exactly trust them.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

so im not actually being charged then?

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:48 PM)

So, if you were one click away from purchasing, then they probably did the pre-authorization already. The next click will charge you the money now.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

TFsource charges upfront for regular pre-orders.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i was considering buying the upcoming seacons from tfsource. i had them in my cart and was on the checkout page. i set up a credit card through paypal, and before i even hit the "place order" button, i got a text saying that a charge or hold was placed on my card! is this normal? is it just checking to see if i have the money? why did it do it before i even placed the order??

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2019 - 01:23 PM)

It's a torture device.

@  Benbot : (21 October 2019 - 09:42 AM)

what's this about Hot Rod?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2019 - 10:36 PM)

Ex-Bundeswehr personnel, eh? Fascinating.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (20 October 2019 - 09:43 PM)

TF Roll Out Hot Rod's Presentation is coming real soon!!

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:05 PM)

So whenever he addresses his troops, he keeps cracking jokes. Sometimes these jokes are about the blunders he himself had made in his speech the previous day.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:01 PM)

At the moment, I'm blessed with a pretty nice superior. He's got a military background, but he takes an oddly entertaining approach to it. Imagine a stand-up comedian who accidentally enlisted as a drill sergeant.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Another type of everyday absurdity: Imagine you're leaving your workplace for your lunchbreak. Upon your return, you discover that your workplace has been cordened and/or gated off during your break, with "construction site" warning signs everywhere. You go to your superior and tell him: "I can no longer access my workplace! Why is there suddenly a construction site?" Your superior takes a surpised look and says: "I don't know, first time I see this." You figure: "Must be a Tuesday, then."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:51 PM)

It's kind of surreal, really.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:50 PM)

They agree that things are less than ideal, but they acknowledge that their scope of making decisions is limited. Oddly, I keep getting that regardless of how high up the chain of command I bother people.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:49 PM)

"I hear you, but you know how it is, there's nothing I can do about it." That's it, basically.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2019 - 06:40 AM)

What's it like to have management that's willing to listen to things they don't want to hear? I've never seen that.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:41 AM)

I manage to argue within the company's own internal logic and point out the flaws, shortcomings and discrepancies between "official company policy" and "everyday company reality".

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:40 AM)

Many of my coworkers are scared to even talk to managers. I often discuss company matters with them I disagree with, and it isn't a rare occurrence that they say "yeah, you're right..."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:38 AM)

I know how to watch my tone, and I prefer to keep things straightforward and factual, never to attack the person, always the problem itself.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:37 AM)

The good thing for me is ever since a minor hiccup many years ago when I was still non-permanent, I've always managed to along just fine with my various superiors (I've been through over a dozen already). And that's despite my outspokenness, my blunt honesty and my oftentimes harsh criticism.

@  Sabrblade : (18 October 2019 - 11:04 PM)

With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 October 2019 - 04:28 PM)

You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 October 2019 - 04:16 PM)

So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

@  The Doctor Who : (18 October 2019 - 03:47 PM)

Click here and we can send you notifications about your desire to discontinue notifications!

@  Benbot : (18 October 2019 - 10:40 AM)

Why does every damn website want to send me notifications? NO, no one wants your popups! Quit asking!

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Amazon in the US has pretty good benefits, though, and even the temp workers had forty hours a week to start with. Even with minimum wage, that's pretty good pay.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2019 - 01:20 AM)

Oh, the turnover rates are high here as well.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Amazon.com and .ca, on the other hand, can be pretty terrible. I know from your squawkbox posts that you guys have your issues with Amazon over there, although you're lucky to have stronger government regulations and a union there. I gather the warehouse workers in the USA and Canada have it pretty crappy, with very high turnover, close to minimum wage pay, and no unions

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:38 PM)

Amazon.de doesn't really have the same issue. I've ordered from them (and UK, FR, IT and JP) several times, and their packaging is much better

@  Nevermore : (17 October 2019 - 05:22 PM)

I'm not sure how it works on the customer's end. As packers, we sometimes have items that are flagged as "overwrap", which means we absolutely have to put them into a box even if they're already in pretty sturdy manufacturer packaging.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 03:05 PM)

Yeah, I really do wish amazon had an option to upgrade packaging for an extra buck or something. I hate their bubble mailers

@  Benbot : (17 October 2019 - 07:17 AM)

That's how it works. I just hope my order from Amazon doesn't arrive crushed because they idiotically stuffed it in an envelope.

@  Telly : (16 October 2019 - 10:48 PM)

my walmart is acting true to form. as soon as mirage arrives from amazon, my walmart gets his entire wave in after months of having wave 1 clogging the pegs....

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2019 - 05:18 PM)

I stirred up some trouble at work, complained about the blatant neglect of employee safety. Was asked to take photos and write down the locations so the matter could be properly escalated. Made me feel a little better.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2019 - 02:55 PM)

I got stabbed in the eyelid by a mudwasp, pulled down a tree, and then got ice cream. You know, all told: not a bad day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Burrunjor

@  Paladin : (15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM)

your mom.

@  Benbot : (15 October 2019 - 08:02 AM)

What's your favorite Paleolithic megafauna?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:06 PM)

Together with the Rhino G1 sets, probably the most expensive DVDs I ever bought

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:01 PM)

I've still got the age-old Rhino sets

@  Telly : (14 October 2019 - 09:09 PM)

i didnt find that at any of the ones around here, so i had to settle for seasons 1 and 2 of duckman for $3


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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. 



#11 MEDdMI

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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 - 01:20 PM

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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.

 


Great, and here I was hoping to have just one month where I don't have to face down the embodiment of entropy and terror. 

 


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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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