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@  unluckiness : (18 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Healing is just destroying the wound

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 06:08 PM)

But eventually destroys everything.

@  tigerhawk : (17 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Heals many wounds

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 02:03 PM)

Time.

@  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


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Posted 19 April 2019 - 05:11 PM

Though lol at paying hundreds of dollars for mushrooms. If I'm spending that much, they better give me one hell of a trip.



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Posted 19 April 2019 - 07:15 PM

You won't need a plane to fly home, brah.

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 08:43 PM

*finally gets time to watch vid* oh wow. I would love to try those flame-grilled skewers, buns, grapes, and matcha ice cream.



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Posted 19 April 2019 - 09:18 PM

Take lots of pictures. I've never been outside the US. But if I ever did travel, Tokyo would be one place I'd love to go, the other place being Scotland.

Not sure about that hotel you mentioned, for the reasons you stated. That just kinda skeeves me out. But I'm sure you two will have a blast no matter what you do.
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Posted 20 April 2019 - 01:37 PM

 

Don't know if this is too much to drop on one restaurant but TMM sounds like a guy who could eat the whole thing.


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Posted 20 April 2019 - 02:50 PM

Yeah, that'd be enough for just him.



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Posted 20 April 2019 - 02:50 PM

Maybe.

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 08:53 PM

*stumbles across more stuff*

AARRGGGHHH I WANT TO GO EVERYWHERE



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Posted 20 April 2019 - 09:56 PM

*heavily edits first post* I think this is the only thing I can do to keep myself sane. If I write it down, I won't have to keep going over it a million times in my head.



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Posted 29 April 2019 - 11:04 PM

I'm also thinking about a day trip to Hakone (near Mt Fuji). Apparently there's a hot spring themed water park, which has a bathing suit main area and also naked male/female areas. Might be more worthwhile than renting a private 1 room onsen for 1hr (and a high price). They also have themed baths like wine, sake, and...

 

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 08:27 AM

Bathing in coffee would probably allow Fnu to become his true form:

 

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 09:50 PM

Hrrrggghhhh.... There's a place called Edo Wonderland that's like stepping back into Edo times, and similar to Ren fairs we have here. You can rent costumes, there's some small attractions/shops/food stands, and a village area that gets used for filming historical stuff (unsure if it can be visited when not in use). It's in Nikko, which is home to some World Heritage temples. Main issue is that I don't think we can do this and Hakone with the onsen park. They both have lovely sights nearby outside the parks. The onsen would likely be more relaxing. On the other hand, I might be able to see TMM in samurai getup XD


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Posted 06 May 2019 - 05:48 AM

I guess it depends what you're in the mood for then.

Though Samurai TMM sounds awesome! :)

Bathing in coffee would probably allow Fnu to become his true form:
 
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BY THE POWER OF COFFEE! I! AM! FLORIDA MAAAAAAAAAAANN!

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 09:24 PM

So I'm currently spreadsheeting the places we want to go into the different areas, to try to narrow down things by locale, how badly we want to go, etc. Just got through the first section in the Geek guide book to Tokyo, Akihabara. I really shouldn't be surprised, but...

 

Akiba Joshi-ryo. Here's your chance to infiltrate a girls' dormitory where the pajama-wearing "dormitory" girls... are more than happy to engage you in conversation and play games... The basic course.. consists in chatting and playing analog and/or video games with the girl of your choice. There are plenty of options as well... including light massages, photo taking, and even being slapped across the face!
I guess this is sort of a variant on a hostess club, but I hope the girls have a way to call for help if needed, considering they get their individual rooms.

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 04:19 PM

That... is a unique thing that exists. If i was younger...

Sounds like the basis to a visual novel or dating game.

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Posted 07 May 2019 - 04:49 PM

I'm sure they get older guys, and all sorts of other guys too. There's other services in Japan where you can hire someone to pretend to be your friend, GF/BF, etc. Mostly to save face at social gatherings and whatnot.



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Posted 16 May 2019 - 09:47 PM

Bummer. I was half thinking of checking out the Capcom Bar for Okami/Phoenix Wright food/goods, but looks like it closed and turned into a Monster Hunter bar. Also, I have to be extra careful when looking at hotel prices, the prices directly on the Japanese websites are often listed per person. Got really excited when I thought I could rent some nicer rooms until I found out it's double the price. Would love to stay in a ryoukan (Japanese inn) that has a private onsen room you can rent for an hour, but they're expensive.



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Posted 20 May 2019 - 06:45 PM

AAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!! *runs around*

So I was looking into Odaiba, which has the Gundam statue. Odaiba's a man-built island, across the Rainbow Bridge (featured in Digimon). They also have Joypolis, a small amusement park place. One of the rides is a cool looking horror ride in the style of ink paintings. Also, they have an Ace Attorney themed mystery thing!!! 3 cases you can puzzle over various mini consoles, looks like. Even though it's Japanese only, I REALLY want to try it. Maybe I can get past the kanji with Google Translate on my phone? They also have a Transformers ride, but watch the video. Yeah, I don't think we could handle that amount of spinning.  :puke 



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Posted 20 May 2019 - 06:49 PM

Sounds like a good idea, but if you see any Digimon hanging around the bridge, I wouldn't risk it. That poor bridge...



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Posted 20 May 2019 - 07:03 PM

Sounds like a good idea, but if you see any Digimon hanging around the bridge, I wouldn't risk it. That poor bridge...

Pretty ironic comment because of your avatar.






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