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@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 08:28 AM)

Is there an English equivalent for what we Germans call "deductions in the B rating"? Context: Someone did something and suceeded on a technical level (as in, achieved the intended goal), but failed to some degree in the details, i.e. there was some collateral damage, or while a technical success, the end result is an aestetic failure. It can be used highly ironically, as in "barely achieved the intended goal, but failed so much in every aspect that's not purely technical that it might as well be considered an utter failure altogether." The German term is derived from the old judging syste in figure skating, which gave separate ratings for "technical merit" and "presentation", with the latter being the origin of the German term.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 November 2019 - 02:32 AM)

Huh. I did not know before today that "medieval" had an alternate spelling "mediaeval". Like "paleontology" and "palaeontology".

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 November 2019 - 04:15 PM)

'Beast Wars in underrated' the comment went. I exploded.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:19 PM)

Absolutely.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

So... you can look like a cop from the 70's AND a huge nerd at the same time?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:09 PM)

I feel like the best way to carry the Switch would be an under-arm torso holster.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 12:31 PM)

It's not. hell. If the 3DS zelda case just stretched a LITTLE more it would fit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 November 2019 - 03:38 AM)

I feel like the Switch Lite is a bit big to have hanging on your belt like that, but I don't take my Switch out with me often anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I must be the only one who wants a switch lite case with a belt loop. o.O

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2019 - 03:03 PM)

I'm gonna have "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For the Cannibal" by Lordi playing in my head all night.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Trick or treaters can only consent to cannibalism in Germania.

@  Sabrblade : (07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Hey, if the trick or treaters can't take some loving insults, that's their problem.

@  Arazyr : (07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Just make sure to put the leftovers in the fridge, so they don't get spoiled.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I love children... but I can never eat a whole one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 November 2019 - 09:52 AM)

I can neither confirm nor deny this allegation.

@  Paladin : (07 November 2019 - 09:46 AM)

...you don't roast the trick or treaters, do you....

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:38 AM)

A cold beer, a warm fire, some smores and trick or treaters... Man, you got this life thing down.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

That actually sounds pretty awesome.

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:59 AM)

we'll move to the open garage if it's raining

@  MEDdMI : (07 November 2019 - 08:58 AM)

every Halloween since we got a house, TMM and I chill in the driveway with a fire bowl and roast things while handing out candy. It's pretty great.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 November 2019 - 03:42 AM)

Peter Cullen voiced King Kong let that sink in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:42 PM)

I've noticed that after a year or two, though, people with children will start getting into it for their kids

@  TM2-Megatron : (06 November 2019 - 11:41 PM)

I think a lot of the decline you see in Halloween is due to newcomers to Canada who don't really get it... I mean,there are only a handful of countries in the world that practice this particular oddity


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#1 happy miracle

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 12:27 AM

It is with great sadness that I post this, but Allspark member (and beloved brother) Pennpenn (Timothy John Pennington) passed away sometime between the 12th and 13th of September, 2019 at the age of 36. Timothy was a gentle, kind person, and it is a struggle to find the words to explain what is felt by their absence, nor to pay them appropriate tribute. 

 

While I am his brother and have known him for as long as I have been alive, I only know so much about him. I know he loved Transformers, Games Workshop and Steven Universe, among other interests that we shared. Timothy was something of a private person, and as far as many people knew, kept to himself. 

 

I’d had an inkling that he was on this (or another) TF forum for some time, but I hadn’t anticipated that he was this involved with this community. Given how long Timothy posted, how often he did, it’s obvious to me that he had friendships, memories and experiences here that are not something I was aware of. 

 

So in paying respects to Pennpenn, I’d love to hear from you, either on this thread or privately, anything you feel defined him as a person. His jokes, his passions, the things that you remember him by. The things you loved or the things you found interesting. In seeing Timothy off, we want to make sure we have as full of a picture of the brother, son and friend we have all lost. 

 

Additionally, if you knew him IRL, reside in the ACT area and would like to pay your respects, there will be a service held in the coming days. If you would like to attend please just message me and I will make whatever arrangements I can. 

 

On the last note, without going in to too many details, I want to just tell anyone here still reading: If you ever need to reach out (for any reason), pease do it, and if you ever feel someone needs to be reached out to (for any reason), please do so. I know the world isolates us and keeps us apart, and that it is difficult to see one another as often as we’d like, especially in the flesh. But it is so important, now more than ever, that we care for one another, and that we make sure each other are safe. 

 

I'm happy to talk with anyone who this affects, just know you are not alone in your grief should you feel any. 

 

Thank you so much to you all. 


Edited by happy miracle, 18 September 2019 - 02:30 AM.


#2 Telly

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 01:42 AM

:(
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#3 Master Fwiffo

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 02:09 AM

Oh no, thats awful. For what its worth, Ill or praying for you and your family.

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#4 Maruten

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 03:10 AM

I am immensely sorry for your family's loss and Pennpenn will be missed here on the Allspark.

I remember being really surprised to find out that Pennpenn was here in the ACT. I know there are other Canberra TF fans, obviously - several posting on OTCA/Ozformers (where Pennpenn was not a member AFAIK). But the Allspark doesn't have OTCA's narrow focus, and to meet another Canberran here in this big global community that we love... was just cool.

If there are other Canberrans here that I have been aware of... well, I guess they weren't as memorable to me as Pennpenn. :)

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#5 happy miracle

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 03:17 AM

Fun fact: I used to post on OTCA
Funner fact: I no longer post on OTCA

 

<3 

 

I am immensely sorry for your family's loss and Pennpenn will be missed here on the Allspark.

I remember being really surprised to find out that Pennpenn was here in the ACT. I know there are other Canberra TF fans, obviously - several posting on OTCA/Ozformers (where Pennpenn was not a member AFAIK). But the Allspark doesn't have OTCA's narrow focus, and to meet another Canberran here in this big global community that we love... was just cool.

If there are other Canberrans here that I have been aware of... well, I guess they weren't as memorable to me as Pennpenn. :)



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Posted 17 September 2019 - 04:27 AM

So sorry for your loss. =(

 

I didn't know him personally, rather I knew him best as a fellow regular in the P&R forum. 



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Posted 17 September 2019 - 04:35 AM

Aw man. I was hoping for a happier ending. May God watch over you and yours in this time of sadness.



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Posted 17 September 2019 - 04:57 AM

In a forum this big, you have people who are your buddies that you talk to all the time and then you have people you see who post a lot. I'm sorry to say I didn't know Pennpenn too well personally. But I read enough of his posts and saw him around to know what a big part of this community he is.

There are people who, even if you don't know them personally, as a community you still feel it when they're no longer around. Pennpenn will be greatly missed.
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#9 MrBlud

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 05:47 AM

I didnt know him personally but his avatar always was familiar and I enjoyed reading his thoughts about things.

So sorry for your families loss :(

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 06:44 AM

While I didn't know him personally, he always was a pleasant and friendly member of the community. He will certainly be missed and you have my deepest condolences.

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 07:47 AM

Only knew him from the Warcraft thread really. He was a member on the Allspark battle.net group. We didn't talk a whole lot but he was a familiar face for sure.

So sorry to hear of his passing. Sending good thoughts to you and your family.

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 08:48 AM

I'm so sorry :(



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Posted 17 September 2019 - 09:00 AM

Sorry to hear about this. 


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 10:42 AM

Damn. My condolences to his family. We have lost one of our own.

#15 Teufel

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 12:08 PM

Sorry to hear that, he always came across like a thoughtful and bright guy in P&R even when I didn't agree with him.



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Posted 17 September 2019 - 12:19 PM

:(



#17 wonko the sane?

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 01:03 PM

Awww man. Condolences.


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 02:53 PM

My condolences. :-(

 

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 03:24 PM

Aw man this sucks PennPenn always was kind we got along great while I did not know him personally he still we be missed


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Posted 17 September 2019 - 03:33 PM

All my condolences, man.

We didn't really interact directly a lot, but he always seemed like a good person.

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