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@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:14 PM)

It's too bad it's like this because some of what they're doing with tiny cars is pretty cool, but I'm not willing to sign up for that f-ing hassle.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:13 PM)

At this point I'm trying to decide how much of a markup I'm willing to pay some scalper scum or if I should just say to hell with it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 September 2019 - 02:11 PM)

That is pretty much the constant story with Hot Wheels. Anything you might actually want has most likely been picked clean and marked up.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:02 PM)

I've been watching some Youtube Hot Wheels videos out of boredom and discovered there exists a new car that just came out maybe a month ago that looks just like one I had when I was little, and I've been looking around hoping to get it. Slim picking everywhere, but online there are a slew of sellers asking for 3 and 4x the retail price, plus a hefty shipping markup.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 01:59 PM)

Oh, that explains the problem I've encountered with finding one little car

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2019 - 01:31 PM)

Oh boy. I work at Target, and literally every single morning, there are two or three guys outside who make a beeline straight to the Hot Wheels.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 September 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Hot Wheels

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 12:25 PM)

Which collecting community has the worst scalpers?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 September 2019 - 09:55 PM)

I've never read the source material and don't know much about it, but I enjoyed the first film quite a bit, and found the second alright

@  Sabrblade : (17 September 2019 - 09:49 PM)

The first movie was definitely not for me. I flat out hated it. Didn't even bother with the sequel.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2019 - 05:02 PM)

I liked the first movie a lot and enjoyed the original volume of the book, and the way they were developed in parallel was really interesting. It all got super extra unpleasant as soon as they went back though. I don't remember really whether the initial sequels are "good" or not, but either way both the second movie and the second run of the book quickly demonstrated that the property sure wasn't for me.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i have a real hard time offering praise of anything connected to an utter shitstain like Mark Millar.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2019 - 01:23 PM)

Kick Ass 2 was okay for what it was, a sequel to a film that was okay, just okay. It had a good performance from Nic Cage while the sequel had Jim Carrey who decided he didn't want to promote it after one of america's regularly scheduled massacres.

@  Benbot : (17 September 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Was Kick Ass 2 really that bad? I never got around to seeing it, but after watching the first movie again the other day, I'm thinking about it.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Whereas if you overpaid and they have to refund you, they will take their sweet time to let you know.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:34 PM)

Like, here in Germany, if the tax authority responds to your tax report quickly, you can rest assured they want more money.

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Do tax authorities in other countries base their time to respond to filed tax reports on whether they owe or are owed as well?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 11:13 AM)

Check what the requirements are for your cad program, and try to beat them by about 20%, and understand that software requirements have been stable for a few years: not really keeping up with the advancements in hardware. Unless you're doing something SPECIFIC which requires ludicrous amounts of power, just give your self a cushion on hardware and don't bother going whole hog.

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 10:16 AM)

What I'm currently using is an i5 2018 Surface Laptop. My current desktop is all but dead. I think in the end affordability will win out over specs. I need to use CAD programs, but I'm a student, not a professional.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 10:06 AM)

Okay. Whats the specs on the I7 and what are you currently using?

@  Benbot : (10 September 2019 - 09:23 AM)

fun and games

@  wonko the sane? : (09 September 2019 - 04:43 PM)

Depends entirely on what you use the computer for.

@  Steevy Maximus : (09 September 2019 - 11:52 AM)

Probably not

@  Benbot : (09 September 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Do I need an i7 on my new computer?

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:08 PM)

https://imgur.com/fkyjpza

@  Nevermore : (08 September 2019 - 12:07 PM)

Today's convention haul:

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 08:54 AM)

But it was Huuunnngrrrryyyy. What was I supposed to do?

@  MEDdMI : (08 September 2019 - 08:23 AM)

But did you feed any small fuzzy creatures after midnight?

@  wonko the sane? : (08 September 2019 - 06:32 AM)

Shouldn't be. I literally just built it. Not even three weeks ago even.

@  TM2-Megatron : (07 September 2019 - 10:13 PM)

Sounds like your computer's on its last lags, Wonko

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 07:37 PM)

Dunno, crucial says it's fine, gonna need a second opinion.

@  Pennpenn : (07 September 2019 - 06:52 PM)

Good luck! (or break a leg if it's like theater luck...)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Alright. The damages now seem to include my primary SSD. Thankfully, the gaming drive (I have now lost all my games and mods entirely.) Let me wipe it and install there. Once the crucial utility is installed again, will verify the drive.


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#1 Guardian Prime

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 08:56 PM

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THE EARLY EDITION!

Because China got an English version first.

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Another new episode comes to us from China.

And appears Rarity's competing for time with Spike.

Will the S.S. Sparity be sunk?

Or will this ship continue to sail unscathed?

 

An English version is already out in the wild,

With a few Chinese subs attached!

 

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DRAGON DROPPED:

 

When Spike spends much more time with his pen pal Gabby,

Rarity reflects on how much his presence has meant to her over the years.

She becomes determined to win back Spike's time together,

which causes a rift between Gabby and Spike.

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 09:27 PM

Just got finished watching this episode.

Spoiler


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Posted 13 August 2019 - 07:28 PM

Just seen the ep off Youtube:

 

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#4 Guardian Prime

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 06:13 PM

Reminder that this ep is up next to air in the US. September 7th. Usual time.



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Posted 07 September 2019 - 12:10 PM

FnuAwToday at 11:18 AM
I caffeinated out of space and time again. This morning is so slow.

DvandomToday at 11:22 AM
M
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FnuAwToday at 11:23 AM
Morning.

Guardian PrimeToday at 11:28 AM
Yo.

FnuAwToday at 11:29 AM
Hi!

ScavengerToday at 11:30 AM
yaen

DvandomToday at 11:31 AM
Rarity loses her love slave.

FnuAwToday at 11:32 AM
This seems like it's going to be a voice acting episode.

Guardian PrimeToday at 11:34 AM
Insurance commercials get weirder and weirder every time.

DvandomToday at 11:35 AM
Gems come outta the ground, Rarity.
At least they're not fruit bats.

FnuAwToday at 11:36 AM
I love the hat lantern.

Guardian PrimeToday at 11:37 AM
Gabby!

ShadewingToday at 11:37 AM
Obviously Rarity doesn't watch enough Steven Universe if she doesn't know THAT.

DvandomToday at 11:38 AM
Victorian boombox

Guardian PrimeToday at 11:38 AM
Drama Queen.

DvandomToday at 11:38 AM
Element of Drama.

FnuAwToday at 11:39 AM
This is definitely an episode they wrote so they could watch the show in the recording studio.
It's our last chance. MAXIMUM HAM.

Guardian PrimeToday at 11:42 AM
CONTINUITY!

FnuAwToday at 11:43 AM
ENCORE PERFORMANCES

DvandomToday at 11:43 AM
Karma's a bitch, Rarity.
(They probably have actual boomboxes, but Rarity used a Victrola because Rarity.)

Guardian PrimeToday at 11:46 AM
Stalker Rarity.

DvandomToday at 11:46 AM
STALKER

FnuAwToday at 11:46 AM
She's snapping.

DvandomToday at 11:49 AM
Why use honesty when you can act like the non-custodial parent in a divorce?
Swag-on.
Green-eyed monster, indeed.

FnuAwToday at 11:52 AM
Did she get the Element of Generosity just by process of elimination?

ScavengerToday at 11:54 AM
ok.. the blonde in that commerial is Busy Philips, an actress apparantly

DvandomToday at 11:55 AM
Sad Spike
Droopy Spike

Guardian PrimeToday at 11:57 AM
The drama couch has doubled.

DvandomToday at 11:57 AM
"I wonder what using the fainting couch feels like."
Kharisma von Rarity. J'ACCUSE!
Rarity should take Fluttershy into the caves, talk to the bats.

ScavengerToday at 12:00 PM
grr... perfect chance for a call back to the 3rd episode...or mayb it was...

Guardian PrimeToday at 12:01 PM
Alright episode.

FnuAwToday at 12:02 PM
The hamminess was fun.

ScavengerToday at 12:03 PM
so this whole series is that her aunt drugs her and it's just a constant drug trip
bats in the face

DvandomToday at 12:04 PM
Each of the Elements is a FATE-style Aspect that can be invoked negatively on occasion. The GM is loading the Mane 6 up with fate points for the finale, I guess.

Guardian PrimeToday at 12:06 PM
Time to run. Later.


Good final season episode. Rarity looks back on something we've been watching all these years and realizes what it's meant to her.

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 05:54 PM

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 10:31 AM

That fashionable work helmet makes me happy every time I see it.

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 08:45 PM

Can we just say it? Rarity is both a stalker and an abuser.

Good episode, good lessons. Friendships change, people change, and don't take advantage of your friends.
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Posted 10 September 2019 - 12:52 PM

Can we just say it? Rarity is both a stalker and an abuser.


Kinda.

On the other hand, if a friend suddenly drops cold turkey a bunch of activities he used to enjoy, you should not ignore that.

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 06:24 PM

 

Can we just say it? Rarity is both a stalker and an abuser.


Kinda.

On the other hand, if a friend suddenly drops cold turkey a bunch of activities he used to enjoy, you should not ignore that.

 

Oh, absolutely. You should check and see if there's something amiss. Rarity only checked because it was affecting HER activities, and not because spike suddenly changed.


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Posted 10 September 2019 - 11:39 PM

On the other hand, her attempts to get his attention back showed that she actually has a really good idea what he likes to do. Clearly she has been paying attention to the stuff he talks about when they hang out. She doesn't just know what makes him useful. She thoroughly knows what he's into. That has to count for something.


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Posted 11 September 2019 - 06:40 AM

I'm not saying she wasn't in tune with him, I am saying that she only started when it inconvenienced her life.

 

Edit: I'm also being more than a little sarcastic here. They didn't do a very good job STARTING this story.


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Posted 11 September 2019 - 12:43 PM

I think it mostly works.

I'm sure Rarity's never been sure what to do with this little dragon that started following her around one day. She's doing her best.

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 05:13 PM

 

 

Can we just say it? Rarity is both a stalker and an abuser.


Kinda.

On the other hand, if a friend suddenly drops cold turkey a bunch of activities he used to enjoy, you should not ignore that.

 

Oh, absolutely. You should check and see if there's something amiss. Rarity only checked because it was affecting HER activities, and not because spike suddenly changed.

 

 

Well of course, I mean you and your friends have things you do seperate and stuff you do togeather. You're less likely notice if a friend drops and activity you're not a part of. This is stuff that Spike likes doing with her, and has been doing with her consistantly for years. Rarity has her businesses and classes to help manage, its not like she's always demanding Spike's time. But here, Rarity finds that one of their things, is suddenly SO not important to Spike that he's not even paying attention to her. That's gonna raise red flags to anyone, and not just becuase its effects her.

 

Now the whole "divorced parent' bit, yeah that's not as great, but I also feel that Spike's at fault some as well. It feels like Spike's not making time for anyone but Gabby, we only see it effect Rarity because 22 mins and plot, but it feels like he's being obsessed with Gabby. So luring him away with one time only things, might be a bit underhanded, but it also seems like the only thing he'll make time for. Neither are really being great friends imo but Rarity for most the episode is just trying to come to terms with her feelings for Spike. Its something good for her.

 

The only part that really reflects badly on her, imo, is how she seems to ignore Spike's feelings after Gabby rejects him till Twilight speaks up. But Spike again also seems to realize that he's kinda been hurting Rarity as well through this episode till the end. As it feels like the WHOLE episode could have been avoided by Spike's just making plans later for him and Rarity to do. Like he seems to finally do at the end.


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Posted 11 September 2019 - 11:17 PM

Yeah, to us it was 22 minutes but to Rarity this could have been several days before she managed to get his attention back.


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 06:14 AM

I think it mostly works.

I'm sure Rarity's never been sure what to do with this little dragon that started following her around one day. She's doing her best.

Oh, no, I didn't mean "from day one" kinda thing. I literally meant this episode. She has to walk into his room and scream at him to get his attention. It could have been handled better if they did the whole "brushed off while running into each other" trope. She runs into spike in the places he normally is (the castle, the school, sugar cube corner, ect...) and every time she asks him if he wants to help her, he comes up with an excuse and off he goes. Until rarity gets tired of it and just follows him to figure out why. THEN she goes into the whole divorced parent bit to get spike back. To me, that feels alot less forced.


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 11:04 AM

That sounds like it would take way longer to get to the point.

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 11:29 AM

That sounds like it would take way longer to get to the point.

 

Yes, again you have to remember you only got 22 minutes to get everything done. The direct approach of Rarity going to Spike telling her she's off the the Gem caves which she knows he likes doing with her and then getting refused. Is the quickest and simplest way to set up the plot.


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM

Divorced parent thing? Wow, I didn't see that there. Hmm, Rarity doesn't have any romantic intentions toward Spike anyway so, eh. Glad she realized that she might have been using Spike and knew that she messed up a good thing Spike had with Gabby and made moves to fix it up.

Hope Spike grows up enough to realize he's not right for her and moves on in the future.

Btw, I would never have though of Gabby, of all people, to be a viable close friend to Spike.

Hmm, the Mane 6 have no romantic partners. Seems like pony Flash Sentry is gone.

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