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@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Oh the end of the Ottoman Empire of course.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 10:14 AM)

*ahem* 4th of July....

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

They should make the next book in the Survivors series 'I SURVIVED CORONA VIRUS 2020'

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

YEEEE I'M A SURVIVOR-

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:59 AM)

Probably gonna assemble Devastator after work.

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:58 AM)

Ooooh. Overload arrived. He's surprisingly fun.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 04:00 PM)

He's sweeter than the average bear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 July 2020 - 03:14 PM)

Convert him to Maple Syrup.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 03:10 PM)

what would Canada do with Yogi?

@  Cyoti : (01 July 2020 - 12:51 PM)

We can deport Yogi back to Canada now.

@  Sabrblade : (01 July 2020 - 12:50 PM)

Jellystone National Pawk. A westful wetweat.

@  Rycochet : (01 July 2020 - 12:47 PM)

Jellystone. We're going to be plunged into a decade of poor animation. Fortunately we've been led by bad cartoon characters for years so we won't notice much difference.

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 July 2020 - 06:19 AM)

what next? YELLOWSTONE?

@  Nevermore : (01 July 2020 - 05:46 AM)

Thanks, dead person.

@  Bass X0 : (01 July 2020 - 05:06 AM)

congratulations to all survivors of the first half of 2020.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 10:21 PM)

21 for me, but after numerous repetitions I got it down to 17 and a half.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 06:16 PM)

I transform in six steps from human to human sitting on my ass at the computer and back again!

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

x-x when in vehicle mode we can travel much F A R T H E R-

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

Because despite the fact that we can travel around the world in the time it takes to get a good nights sleep and a couple of meals: people rarely wander more than 25 miles away from home for the duration of their lives.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I don't know how many days that trip takes - especially while sightseeing - but explaining they're 3936 kilometers (2445 miles) apart gives an idea, paradoxically because it is too large to easily picture.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:44 PM)

Aye.  When I catch lay people discussing miles and not how long the trip takes, it is in an attempt to stress how far away something is... like NYC to LA.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

But I can imagine 45 *minutes* easily.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

I can imagine a mile, it's a distance I've run. I can't really imagine 45 miles.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:19 PM)

I think there's also an element of the thing where things that are much bigger than us all blur together.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:49 AM)

If you're not, then you're more concerned with how long it takes.  Actual distance doesn't tell you that very well.  Besides traffic and road conditions, you'll need to know what kind of driving (city/interstate/rural/etc.).

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:47 AM)

Distance matters if you're being paid by the mile.

@  TM2-Megatron : (30 June 2020 - 11:44 AM)

Canadians are the same way, for the most part. If you're driving somewhere far, especially, it helps you plan out the day more than a distance in KM would.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:42 AM)

We use the time it takes to get someplace because that is what is relevant to us.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Because even we can't figure out miles half the time.

@  Paladin : (30 June 2020 - 09:54 AM)

it's a big country with a lot of empty space. between our citizens' ears.

@  Bass X0 : (30 June 2020 - 09:52 AM)

Why do most Americans measure distance by hours of driving?

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 07:26 PM)

And as a result the world's lone blu-ray release of the film, an Australian disc that came out 7 years ago, now goes for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Thanks Disney.

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 06:21 PM)

Well, they censored Daryl Hannah's butt in Splash :rolleyes

@  Paladin : (29 June 2020 - 05:43 PM)

maybe New Mutants is too bad even for D+.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 June 2020 - 05:00 PM)

X-Men films are coming to Disney+ next month. But will they censor Hugh Jackman's butt?

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 June 2020 - 12:44 PM)

Pft.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 11:59 AM)

Behold! Night Strike Galvatron!

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 09:53 AM)

I will grant you a recolored body, and recolored troops to command.

@  Cybersnark : (29 June 2020 - 09:47 AM)

I don't want to be reissued. This body sucks, I wanna be updated.

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 09:43 AM)

I definitely don't intend to be reissued. Nobody would buy me.

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 08:31 AM)

will anybody else attempt to be reissued?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 June 2020 - 07:51 AM)

*Gasp* Decepticons re-writing history to serve their own needs?!?!

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 05:48 AM)

The whole point of the DJD is that they're fanatical Megatron fanboys (especially Tarn) to the point of having their own headcanon taking priority of the actual canon, simply speaking.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 04:01 AM)

They didn't know the war was over until later. And then they denied it anyway.


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Posted 03 February 2020 - 10:47 AM

https://nightshining...-exclusive-pack

Shrewd way of getting a bigger draw to Pete's Robocon, by selling early access to Botcon.RoboCon2020_BC_Reg_1296x.png RoboCon_BC_Excl_1296x.png

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 01:10 PM

Only $25.00 for the standard registration package? Not that I'm complaining but why so cheap this year?


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 02:50 PM

Every year I say this, and it gets no less relevant:

 

Why is this in the main Transformers discussion and not in Conventions?

 

And that's leaving alone the other obvious issue with the convention's namesake.



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Posted 03 February 2020 - 05:34 PM

Because Botcon is the favored son of the Conventions on this website. Such as TFCon is on TFW(Though they keep the discussion thread in Con stuff.).



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Posted 03 February 2020 - 06:48 PM

Because Botcon is the favored son of the Conventions on this website. Such as TFCon is on TFW(Though they keep the discussion thread in Con stuff.).


This is in no way an official con regardless of who runs it and should not be given the same treatment

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 08:05 PM

Sadly I can't make it this year. Had lots of fun last year, but I am having a hip replaced at the end of may and won't be far enough into recovery to be comfortable travelling.

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 08:18 PM

So... why does the "BotCon is back" thread get hijacked by the "Pete is the Antichrist" crowd while the thread about Pete's actual own convention is left undisturbed? I don't get it.


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Posted 03 February 2020 - 08:35 PM

Probably because people actually care about Botcon. At least as a concept. So whether it gets "tainted" matters to them.

-ZacWilliam, as for this thread, put me in the "it should be in the Conventions forum" category.

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 09:58 PM

So... why does the "BotCon is back" thread get hijacked by the "Pete is the Antichrist" crowd while the thread about Pete's actual own convention is left undisturbed? I don't get it.

 

Speaking for myself, it's because I had no intention of going to PeteCon - but would have enjoyed going to, and may still even be swayed into going to, Botcon. For nostalgia purposes if nothing else.

 

Think of it this way. If I don't like dark chocolate I'm not going to bother people eating dark chocolate about it. If I'm looking forward to a milk chocolate candybar and I suddenly find out it may actually be a dark chocolate bar, I'm probably going to want to know what's actually in it.

 

And now I want chocolate.



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Posted 03 February 2020 - 11:18 PM

It wouldn't surprise me if this year turned out to be the last RoboCon, as it really felt like this was just carrying the torch in lieu of the real deal that is BotCon, official con or not. And now that BotCon is coming back, and with this year's RoboCon featuring a promotional for it, this would be a good year for RoboCon to retire and avoid and overlap between the two.

 

And if this were the case, I'd bet that the Galt House in Louisville was chosen for the final RoboCon as a tribute to how it also hosted the final official BotCon, using that venue to mark the end of an era (albeit, a very short one) before the start of yet another new one.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 12:26 AM

Barring something horrible, looks like I'll be hitting this up! :D


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Posted 04 February 2020 - 12:40 AM

Probably because people actually care about Botcon.


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Posted 04 February 2020 - 10:03 AM

There's also the matter of this site's affiliated Discord server having the official Botcon channels, while PeteCon is basically some random thing.

Which I guess is just another way of saying people actually care about Botcon.

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 11:10 AM

Hmm...well, give me a couple days, and I'll pay for this round. Might even do the Customization class.


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Posted 04 February 2020 - 11:28 AM

Just registered this morning. Went with the BotCon 2021 pre-party registration (I want that book).


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 12:31 PM

I also really dig the retro shirt and lanyard that comes with the Botcon pre-party package too.

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 07:46 PM

I received this RoboCon email earlier and the part I have bolded caught my attention:

 

Hello all!

 
If you have not heard yet, BotCon is returning in 2021! That doesn’t mean that RoboCon is ending though, in fact we are helping to get the party started… One year early!
At RoboCon 2020 we are offering TWO attendee packages.
 
We have the BotCon 2021 Pre-Party Exclusive Pack:
 
 
The Standard Registration:
 
 
We also have the RoboCon 2020 Exclusive Convention Tee and the Custom Class. In addition to all that, we have some other great limited edition items you can find in our new store. Those all ship in March.
 
Check out ALL the items here:
 
 
Any questions? Feel free to ask!
 
See you this summer in Louisville, Ky!

 

Not ending, eh? 


Edited by Sabrblade, 05 February 2020 - 07:46 PM.

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 11:20 PM

Well, I've paid for preregistration. Now I gotta book a hotel room.


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Posted 07 February 2020 - 11:35 PM

Well, I've paid for preregistration. Now I gotta book a hotel room.


Here is the link! Thanks!

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 11:43 PM

I'm doing what I did back in 2016 and staying offsite at a cheaper hotel just down the street and around the corner within walking distance of the Galt House.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.



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