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@  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

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Heck, I got the season 2/3 set for $3 (?) from a Dollar General discount bin :p

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 07:29 PM)

The series is pretty cheap on DVD, too, which at least will work internet or no. The complete series set seems to be OOP, but there's a Season 1 set as well as a combined 2 & 3 set.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Woot! Beast wars!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 06:08 PM)

Yay! Tubi now has the first season of Rescue Bots and the full run of Beast Wars FINALLY available.

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Just like me in a game of Civilization. Don't have gunpowder? Time for your cities to burn.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 01:51 PM)

He dubbed the peoples that saw him as bad news cannibals and savages before enslaving and wiping them out too.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 01:40 PM)

And if they had been unfriendly: he would have simply slaughtered them with diseases they couldn't fight, and technology they couldn't match until they as a people did not exist. There's something about european backgrounds that drive us to exploit.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 11:02 AM)

He described the peoples he encountered as some of the most friendly and giving in the world, so naturally, he ate all their food, enslaved them and put them to work looking for gold that did not exist, until they as a people did not exist.

@  Paladin : (14 October 2019 - 09:57 AM)

he landed by coincidence in front of long-term residents.

@  Sabrblade : (14 October 2019 - 09:55 AM)

He said the world was round-o! (He said the world was round-o!) He said it could be found-o! (He said it could be found-o!) That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo! (That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo!)

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 09:22 AM)

In the year 1492, Columbus gave us the day off skoo

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2019 - 08:59 AM)

How often do people actually celebrate Columbus or the Pilgrims? Usually it just feels like celebrating the first break in the school year and a nice dinner with the family.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 08:29 AM)

You've got like two more weeks until the american thanksgiving. Canadian thanksgiving is literally a harvest festival.

@  CVReynolds : (14 October 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Hey, everyone. Come together to enjoy this national holiday made to celebrate a mass-murderer who never set foot in the USA. What fun!

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 07:25 AM)

that's perfect!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 October 2019 - 02:22 AM)

A school-bus combiner called Valedictorion.

@  TriBlurr : (13 October 2019 - 12:16 AM)

Honor-Roll

@  Arazyr : (11 October 2019 - 08:18 AM)

I like that one.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 10:39 PM)

Oh, how about Dropout?

@  Pinkcolliebot : (09 October 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm beginning to put together The TF Roll Out Short Hot Rod's Presentation!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 02:35 PM)

Truant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 October 2019 - 12:26 PM)

Haslab Unicron may change the direction of Cyberverse or the netflix series.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 October 2019 - 11:31 AM)

Bluecheesewagon

@  Benbot : (09 October 2019 - 07:09 AM)

Those are too friendly--what if he was a Decepticon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 October 2019 - 07:23 PM)

Cheesewagon

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Bus-Top has a very GoBot vibe

@  Bass X0 : (08 October 2019 - 10:51 AM)

I actually never heard of the name Megalodon until recently.

@  Noideaforaname : (08 October 2019 - 09:44 AM)

Bus-Top, Omnibus, Cerebus, Busicus, Busicon

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Otto

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Frizzle

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Crankshaft?

@  Benbot : (08 October 2019 - 08:55 AM)

What's a good name for a school bus Transformer?

@  lastmaximal : (08 October 2019 - 12:57 AM)

Huh. There's a neat name for Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megs.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 October 2019 - 11:44 AM)

It's a submarine, we swear!

@  Otaku : (07 October 2019 - 11:26 AM)

@Bass X0 Letting myself comment to say "That's a good one!" and ask "Would a megalodon be a good fit for Megatron?"


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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.

............................................

 

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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SYNOPSIS!

 

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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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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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