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@  Hg Dragon : (01 March 2021 - 08:49 PM)

I'm upset I can't "Like" a shout...

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 February 2021 - 09:39 AM)

The US election? *rimshot*

@  Paladin : (28 February 2021 - 09:19 AM)

WHICH 2016 clown panic?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 February 2021 - 07:22 AM)

Didn't that come right after the 2016 clown panic? No way to make clowns not disturbing at the time, surely.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:26 AM)

The clown guise is supposed to lure kids in, it's no good if it looks sus in one glance.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:15 AM)

The new one tries too hard to be unsettling from the start. Curry's look is just a plain old clown, until he very much is not.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 February 2021 - 04:14 AM)

And Curry has a far more disturbing look at times than the newbie.

@  Sabrblade : (28 February 2021 - 02:22 AM)

And the original was a showcase of Tim Curry's delightfulness as an actor. 'Nuff said.

@  unluckiness : (27 February 2021 - 10:19 PM)

first one was a decent horror flick but the second was a mess plotwise and even the scares were worse

@  tigerhawk : (27 February 2021 - 04:57 PM)

Never understood the hype for the IT movies, too many floppy zombie chases, They're not in the least unsettling.

@  Maruten : (25 February 2021 - 06:00 PM)

It's better than the last one!

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:30 AM)

The new Wizards of the Coast logo looks stupid

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 February 2021 - 11:29 AM)

It's really rather shocking watching the Investor Day presentation and seeing how much Hasbro actually owns now.

@  -LittleAutob... : (25 February 2021 - 10:26 AM)

If everyone had COMMON SENSE, then things would maybe go a little better-

@  repowers : (24 February 2021 - 05:33 PM)

If everyone would just have the exact same opinions as me then we wouldn't have this problem

@  Kalidor : (24 February 2021 - 01:49 PM)

It just depends on what it is. It is preferable to take it to P&R though. But sometimes current news as it's happening is less restrictive.

@  fourteenwings : (24 February 2021 - 12:18 AM)

Huh, good point (x3)

@  ▲ndrusi : (23 February 2021 - 11:46 AM)

Yeah. 1. People treat it like Twitter. 2. There's no "take it to P&R" since there's no P&R for the Shoutbox. 3. There's similarly no way to avoid either subjects or people in the Shoutbox since there's no division and it doesn't respect the ignore function, so people end up engaging when they normally wouldn't.

@  fourteenwings : (23 February 2021 - 10:56 AM)

Is there something about the Shoutbox that just means we get politics taking over the thing at least once a week?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 February 2021 - 08:26 AM)

At least your government is willing to talk about the collapsing medicare system. In quebec, their ignoring it in favour of talking about language again! Oh, and unconstitutionally denying access to eduction.

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:52 AM)

At least here in my home province of Ontario we have a conservative gov't who doesn't want to cuz $$$$, but the argument is that they'll end up paying in medical care anyways for those sick people so why not?

@  Shockwave 75 : (23 February 2021 - 07:51 AM)

We have paid sick leave here in Canada too, but it's not very much and not everyone has it. So we're trying to get the gov't to extend it, and give it to everyone.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:23 AM)

The only reason people still go to work despite being sick is because they feel emotionally obliged to serve their employer.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Some people abuse the system by somehow getting sick with a different plague every five weeks.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:20 AM)

Those six weeks are out of the employer's pocket by legal mandate. If you're still sick after those six weeks, the health insurance company takes over the payment.

@  Nevermore : (23 February 2021 - 02:19 AM)

That's the good thing in Germany - we have legally mandated paid sick days. Six weeks (!) for a single cause (consecutive or recurring, as long as it's the same cause; reinfections long after the fact don't count), Everytime the employee gets sick with a new cause, another six weeks start.

@  tigerhawk : (22 February 2021 - 04:48 PM)

That's how my family got sick, my brothers a teacher, he has a class for expelled students, they gave full attendance these past few lockdowns out of sheer boredom, they can turn in sick and break isolation and he nor the other staff, who also got sick, couldn't do anything about it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 February 2021 - 03:03 PM)

Yeah, pretty sure the only reason people don't stay home when they're sick is that the vast majority of society lives paycheque to paycheque, and they can't afford even one missed day of work.

@  -LittleAutob... : (22 February 2021 - 11:27 AM)

That's unfortunate... I know masks can be annoying, but I think not being able to breath comfortably for a while is better than actually having the virus and not being able to breath at all. bUt Oh, pEoPLe dOn'T bELiVe ThE dAmN vIrUs Is rEaL

@  wonko the sane? : (22 February 2021 - 08:28 AM)

Hahahaha! Oh, you're serious. Yeah, no one is going to do that. Far too many are in positions where they simply cannot afford the time off, and most of the rest are the kind who won't wear the mask in a global pandemic, never mind when they alone have the sniffles.

@  Shockwave 75 : (22 February 2021 - 08:20 AM)

I just hope a take-away from this will be for people to stay home when they're sick, and if they have to go out, wear a mask so as not to spread their illness.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 February 2021 - 08:25 PM)

I think it's mostly the masking that's kept the flu season down so much, and that's unlikely to be kept up for that long. I'm sure there'll be some people who keep wearing masks for years after this, but I suspect a larger number are anticipating people able to toss them once vaccinations are complete.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2021 - 05:27 PM)

Same in canada. Doctors report it to be basically non-existant. I kinda hope they keep some stuff up after everyone is vaccinated. Like hand sanitizer at store entrances, and actually cleaning the shopping carts.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 05:17 PM)

On the plus side cold and flu cases are down 80% this winter thanks to lockdowns, or at least that's the case in the UK.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

This is quite possibly the most miserable i have ever felt.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 February 2021 - 04:37 PM)

i'll be nice and not bypass the cupcake monkey, but COVID can *bleep* itself in the *bleeping* *bleeper* with a *bleeping* cactus.

@  tigerhawk : (21 February 2021 - 02:39 AM)

He only appeared the once in the US comics and got one follow up in the UK comic. He never suffered badass decay like Omega Supreme and the combiners.

@  Rycochet : (19 February 2021 - 05:15 PM)

Trypticon's debut issues in the marvel comic were the absolute best 'To sell a toy' comics of the book.

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:04 AM)

Then the audience goes "This was a stealth Transformers film wannit!"

@  tigerhawk : (19 February 2021 - 03:03 AM)

Godzilla vs Trypticon, co written by Christina Hobson and Max Borenstein.

@  Bass X0 : (19 February 2021 - 01:36 AM)

I now want G1 Grimlock to transform into Mecha Godzilla.

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2021 - 04:23 PM)

I preferred Rush when Midway made it.

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2021 - 03:13 PM)

The best Rush comes from Canada.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 February 2021 - 02:54 PM)

In *other* wonderful and fantastic news, guess whose Kingdom Cheetor and Paleotrex FINALLY arrived today?

@  Bass X0 : (16 February 2021 - 03:07 PM)

yeah, its a good show. watch as much as you can.

@  tigerhawk : (16 February 2021 - 04:58 AM)

Goodnight Sweethearts turned out to be a gem, I only knew Nicholas Lyndhurst in Only Fools and Horses but never saw this show before.

@  Bass X0 : (15 February 2021 - 04:07 PM)

Then we got Ultra Magnus, Fortress Maximus, Dai Atlas, Megatron, Galvatron, Starscream, Thundercracker, Skywarp and Banzai-Tron in Alternity...

@  Sabrblade : (15 February 2021 - 12:04 PM)

Heh, that new Binaltech comic that Ichikawa wrote for one of the Japanese Generations books even had the other Dinobots make fun of Grimlock for his "Autobot Car" body.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 February 2021 - 12:03 PM)

They got that rescue bot grimlock that turns into a motorcycle. That's... pretty neat...

@  Otaku : (15 February 2021 - 11:35 AM)

Just to make Grimlock feel more "wrong", they even highlight how his character just seems ill-suited for a sports car alternate mode in his own backstory.  Hindsight is 20/20, so I now wish they'd made a T-rex that transformed into a sportscar.  Still probably would have been as much or more of a pain to transform, but at least it'd feel more like Grimlock. :D


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Posted 25 November 2019 - 09:01 PM

Patch bristled. "Tch. I'm just trying to have a little fun."

 

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 07:32 PM

"Oh, don't worry. Fun will be had soon enough."

Patch began to seek out magic users but in her new form she found things far more difficult. However, without the ability to rest, she was able to search without the need for rest. A day passed almost fruitlessly until she sensed...something. It took her near the western edge of town where she saw a man and a woman arguing. Both were dressed in a way that truly indicated wealth as he had an impressive silk suit and top hat while she had a hoop dress bedecked in a sizable amount of jewelry. They continued arguing until she raised her hand as if to strike to strike him down, her jewelry beginning brightly glow. As he cowered before her, she slowly lowered her hand, the jewels lost their luster...and police lights lit up.

As the car pulled to a stop, two officers stepped out, both female. One had glasses and long auburn hair while the other was a brunette who wore her's in marcel waves. The one with glasses said, "We got calls about a domestic disturbance. What's going on here?" The other looked at something in her hand quietly as a nearby pickup truck stopped. After looking at whatever it was she was holding. the brunette called into her radio, "False alarm. Must've been a prank call." "How do you figure it's a prank call? We just got h..." Wordlessly the brunette dropped what she was holding. When it hit the ground, all the lights in a one block range shut off and it started to give off a high pitched pulse...

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 07:55 PM

"Well, well," Patch said in a low voice as she noticed the bickering couple from a vantage point across the street. Her eyes focused on the glowing jewelry. "What do we have here..."

 

She continued to observe as the police car pulled up. The situation seemed to be escalating quickly when...

 

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 08:29 PM

Patch shrugged off the noise as the brunette started walking toward the couple. The one in glasses looked confused and shouted, "This isn't following procedure! What are you...UNGH!" The brunette promptly shot her in the knees and said. "First aid kit's under the seat. Might want to put it to use." She turned back to the couple and said, "Come with me, ma'am. We can do this the easy way, the hard way...or the harder way. I'm not opposed to any of them."
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Posted 26 November 2019 - 09:01 PM

It wasn't hard to figure out what was unfolding before her. The ruthless tactics, the coldhearted demeanor... this was unmistakably a mage hunter at work. Her lips curled into a snarl.

 

When the woman turned around to face the couple, Patch began walking into the street. Underneath the hood of her cloak, she cast a glance at the pickup truck that had pulled up. 

 

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Posted 26 November 2019 - 11:10 PM

Patch saw motion inside the truck but couldn't see any detail. As she silenty snuck across the street, the man said, "Let's talk about this. We could provide you with plenty of money." "I don't think she wants our money, dear," the woman said. The brunette smiled, "How astute. I see who wears the pants in the relationship." "I'm wearing a dress. Now, I'm giving you ten seconds to get off our lawn before you regret it." The brunette didn't wait for a countdown as she quickly slung some sort of capsule at them that splashed and erupted in flames.
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Posted 27 November 2019 - 06:02 AM

Patch didn't like not knowing what was going on in truck. She had a feeling the occupants were not merely some innocent bystanders. But there was no more time for a cautious approach. The situation was quickly turning into chaos and the biggest threat needed to be neutralized immediately.

 

She launched herself at the hunter, intending to tackle her to the ground and pin her arms. 

 

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Posted 28 November 2019 - 11:46 PM

Out of the corner of her eye, Patch saw the couple drop and try to roll the fire out of their clothes while she tackled the brunette hard. It seemed she was clearly stronger but then she heard a sound. Distinctly familiar but not as loud, it sounded like the unholy love child of a musical triangle and nails scraping on a chalkboard--a raygun! A scorching feeling singed her back as a male voice said, "Two for the price of one? You seem to have picked the wrong time to go bump in the night my friend."

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 07:41 PM

So the pickup truck driver was another hunter. Nice to know that her hunch was on the mark.

 

Much as she hated the thought of giving the subdued hunter the chance to get back up, she needed to deal with the new threat as well. She turned around with a furious light in her eyes, lunging at the male hunter with a feral growl.

 

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Posted 30 November 2019 - 09:56 PM

As Patch turned to attack the male hunter, there were several things she noticed. His raygun was elongated like a rifle despite him carrying it one handed. He had a brunette pompadour and as she got to look at him, she could tell the two hunters were related, possibly even twins. Though he wore a trenchcoat, it was partially open and revealed a black & white diagonal striped shirt with iridescent polka dots that shimmered between pink and green. Finally, in his other hand there was something like a rocket launcher but he carried it underslung. It wasn't immediately apparent what the ammo was until he fired...a net--the most maniacal of mechanisms! As he fired, he moved to maintain distance. Moreover, the other rolled away when she shifted her attention.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 06:31 AM

Being restrained only intensified her furious state, and she began to tear through the net with her claws.

 

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 05:57 PM

There was a struggle behind Patch but she couldn't tell what the details were as she focused on the man in front of her. As she felt another raygun blast, the man spoke in a smug yet suave voice and said, "Now now now, there's no need to make this harder on yourself. If you calmed down I could leave you conscious."

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 06:34 PM

She stopped struggling for a moment when the second raygun bolt hit her. But only for a moment.

 

"As if," she snarled in response to his comment, then tore through the remnants of the net to strike.

 

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 09:32 PM

"Ah, so you do talk. But if you won't listen to reason, you just might need to be made to listen." With that, he fired off another raygun blast. Patch thought she heard a voice whisper in the darkness but she was starting to black out...

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 05:43 AM

With the third raygun bolt, she stopped moving and dropped to the ground.

 

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 08:50 PM

As Patch slowly came to, she could immediately see she was in a different spot than when she went down. She was looking through glass as people in bright colored outfits were moving frantically to and fro as they dismantled equipment. She quickly began to pick up details as she looked around. She was in some sort of cylinder. There were several other cyliders that presumably held several adult spellcasters that were unconscious but didn't see the socialite from last night. She caught glimse of twins, now with full bodysuits matching the shirt she previously glimpsed peeking through the brother's coat, but they were in and out just as quick as she saw them. A woman in a dark blue robe and a white visor seemed to be directing things.

But more than anything, she felt it. In the center of the room was a metal, human sized capsule subtly but surely gave off incredible arcane power. The voice quietly whispered, "I believe you found something of interest. It might be worth it to seek that out."
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Posted 11 December 2019 - 07:13 PM

"Oh, well then, I suppose being dropped by that cretin with the bad hairdo was the right course of action after all," she muttered in a sarcastic tone.

 

Without moving, she inspected the scene. She watched the people who walked in and out, trying to get a sense of how many were moving about, and paid special attention to the one who seemed to be directing the others.

 

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Posted 11 December 2019 - 07:53 PM

Patch noticed that the number of people was lowering as time progressed with some of the more noticeable people not returning. The twins only showed up once. She also noticed that the one directing thing was being holographically projected. After a few more instructions, the hologram disappeared. Soon, it dwindled to five people working.
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Posted 12 December 2019 - 05:52 AM

"Must be getting close to quitting time..."

 

It was almost time to make a move. Putting her elbows against the sides of the cylinder, she began to exert physical force on the glass, trying to test how resilient the glass might be.

 

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 02:16 PM

It was a strong grade of glass but Patch felt it slowly cracking. However, she saw a timer being started on one of the screens...and it had a rather suspicious beeping sound...
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