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@  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

@  Rycochet : (13 February 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Some Alternators were fine, then you have Grimlock/Wheeljack, with three transformers worth of fiddly and a giant buttflap.

@  Telly : (13 February 2021 - 01:49 AM)

thats the main reason i got rid of my alternators. too much of a pain to transform

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:13 AM)

Didn't use a hammer, but feeling a little less sentimental.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:12 AM)

(The video I found to get some hints had alcohol and a hammer, and by the time I was done, I understood why.)

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:11 AM)

I posted something about feeling all sentimental when I transformed alternators Smokescreen a few days ago...and tonight I tried transforming Grimlock.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:10 AM)

they don't taste great.

@  Stepwise : (13 February 2021 - 12:10 AM)

I'm eating my words...

@  Kaon : (12 February 2021 - 01:48 AM)

How is everyone tonight

@  Telly : (11 February 2021 - 06:31 PM)

even intergalactic despots need some down time

@  wonko the sane? : (11 February 2021 - 05:07 PM)

Then he went and hid in a hot tub for a few months...


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Posted 24 January 2021 - 05:48 PM

Beathra gave an apologetic bow, "My apologies," he said, "We found Friday among the ruins of the Old World and her memory was... is? Partly missing, so we don't know much about where she came from or where her kind originated."

 

"All that as may be," He continued, suddenly remembering they had a come there for a reason, "We still have children to find. Would you be willing to assist us, Monday?"


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Posted 24 January 2021 - 05:54 PM

EB shifted on the floor.
"...I guess the Math Off would be better than staying in here. Or I could see what the others are doing."

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 03:33 PM

Looking through the various experiments, Patch saw a grouping of eight. As the sole change in the pattern of prime numbers, she threw her might behind one punch on the last capsule in the sequence. Upon contact, the capsule ruptured and she could feel herself being pulled away. As the crack opened, she fought against the force and flew through...

Suddenly, Patch found herself outside that room and in a new one. The crack was gone expansive darkness was replaced with blinding but sterile light. It was wide and bowl shaped with three metal, human sized capsules similar to the one she found the Lady of Games and Chance in, but larger.

 
The woman looked mildly insulted as she tilted her head at Night Cap. "Of course I'm not Moscareina. Do you see this tree withering from my presence? No? Then what would possess you to make such a foolish statement?"

 
"I haven't met them all but I know there's at least fifty. Two hundred fifty one is the fifty-fourth prime number, after all. Correspondent 251 is the head of communications," Judeen said. "251 tends to be very serious and to the point. But I didn't realize so much time had passed so we need to be going. Are you two ready?"

 
Monday looked slightly uncomfortable. "I have work to do," Monday said and disappeared. Elizilah sighed, "And she didn't take a note for me. Well, we should probably see what your friends are up to. They've been quiet for a while. Though hopefully they're enjoying the Libray."
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Posted 25 January 2021 - 10:56 PM

"Moscareina has already tried and failed to take me out but I don't know why anyone else would want me gone so badly. I haven't made a whole lot of enemies. I'm new here."


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Posted 25 January 2021 - 11:10 PM

"Yeah, sure." EB got off the floor and dusted himself off out of habit, although there was no dust from the floor to be found.

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Posted 29 January 2021 - 12:47 PM

“Fifty... And numbering with primes. Hmm... Still a great deal of staff. I must still say though, that a i feel her attitude towards you and Stobert is far harsher than it should be, given that she is simply chasing people up for a get together. Not rule breaking.

 

Anyway...”

 

Kage stood and, collecting everything he’d placed on the table, as well as clipping Retribution back onto his belt, prepared to leave.

 

”will we be able to pass by the Library on our way to this ‘Math Off’? I would like to check in on my companions.”

 

Turning to EB, he said.

 

”let’s stick together for now, ok. Ww are ready for anything.”


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Posted 04 February 2021 - 06:57 PM

The light stung Patch's eyes. Straining to look in their direction, she tried to make out any important details on the capsules.

 

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Posted 07 February 2021 - 10:26 AM

Patch found that the capsules were fairly nondescript. She did recognize the familiarity with the capsule from YPNR's base on the ground.

 
"Your existence in itself is a problem. You're a seering tear in reality that can be seen from vast distances. If anything, I'm not wondering why Moscareina attacked you...I'm wondering why Cher hasn't. She's far more 'responsible' than I," the woman said to Night Cap, keeping him at arm's length.

 
"Unfortunately, we'd have to detour to get to the Library," Judeen said. "But hopefully we'll see your friends at the Math Off."

Following Judeen and Stobert through several walkways, Kage and EB noticed there was an upwards incline to them. They eventually arrived in a large Alphanumeric Park which had a lot of people mingling about in a riot of colorful outfits. Interspersed with the hexagonal floor tiles were a mix of grassy spots and small trees. And most notably was the glass ceiling revealing the expansive starry sky. This also revealed that the storm from earlier had passed. A few people seemed to be passing around food trays with unrecognizable food in polygonal shapes. Shielnette walked towards the group with a tray and said, "It's not like you to be late, Judeen. Of course, I see you brought the newcomers. Is anyone hungry?"

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Posted 07 February 2021 - 03:18 PM

Only one thing to do.

 

She grabbed onto the middle of the three capsules and attempted to rip it up from its base, in the same way that she'd done to free the Lady.

 

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Posted 07 February 2021 - 10:37 PM

"She has certainly taken an interest in him, Were he not my friend- I can assure you she would have me minding him." Dee says with a shrug to Night Cap. 

 

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Posted 09 February 2021 - 09:58 AM

Nodding in ascent, Kage followed Stobert and Judeen, but kept his eyes open for anything. Keeping his voice as low as he coild, Kage spoke softly.

 

”Friday, keep your eyes and sensors open for any kind of surveillance. However, don’t do anything that could alert anybody to your presence. Ping me immediately if you spot Monday, or get any hint at Patchs presence.”

 

As the entered what Kage assumed was one of the AlphaNumeric Parks, the hexagonal layout was both interesting and strange. Although not as strange as the polygonal food being handed out. Kage also found himself feeling more exposed than ever in the Park, since he was a dark armoured Knight, surrounded by a riot of brightly clashing colours.

 

”Ms. Sheilnette,” he said as the lady who greeted his group upon the arrival in YPNR walked over with a tray. Cocking his head, he looked at the food. “What kind food is this?”


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Posted 09 February 2021 - 04:40 PM

"I don't know why she's been so good to me. She's protected me. She's done things for me that mean more than you could ever understand. But if you don't know why she protects me either, maybe you should tread lightly."

 

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Posted 11 February 2021 - 05:40 PM

Though larger and thus harder to grip, Patch ripped the capsule out of the ground. Inside was a blindfolded, elderly woman. She was rather emaciated but that was obscured by the grey jumpsuit she was wearing. Though blindfolded, she was casting something. The wisps coming off her hands were a faint violet but some shifted to a dingy green as they came near Patch.

 
"Tread lightly? Around Cher? *snicker* Ahahahahahahaha!!!" After a hearty laugh, the woman set Night Cap down. "That just might be the most humorous thing I've heard all day. You don't have to worry aboot me. Heh heh, I think you just might be entertaining enough to keep an eye on."

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Shielnette practically lit up. "These are wonderful. Though we get them at random, there's a trick to knowing what they are, of course. Taste varies by color and texture varies by the number of faces on the polygon. So that red pyramid there is spicy and crunchy, yum." Wandering around the background was a droid that was greeting people in the crowd, "GREETINGS CITIZENS, HOW DO YOU DO?"
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Posted 11 February 2021 - 10:07 PM

Beathra nodded and then turned toward the suddenly laughter.

 

"That... does not sound good." he muttered, then turned back to Elizilah, "I suspect Night Cap has run into unforeseen complications. I must go see to him. It could be quite dangerous and you don't have to come."


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Posted 12 February 2021 - 08:03 AM

EB relaxed a bit at the sight of the night sky. The food, however, made him raise a brow.
"Uh, yeah. I'd need to know exactly what's in that stuff." He turned to Kage. "I think I might have some granola bars on me if you want."

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Posted 12 February 2021 - 12:14 PM

Elizilah looked in the direction of the laughter with heavy concern. "If it happens in my Library, I do have to come." When Beathra and Elizilah walked around the tree to where Dee and Night Cap were, the woman looked directly at Beathra and said, "Well well, it seems one of these things are not like the other."

 
Shielnette shrugged and said, "I dunno, I've never seen it made. But it is a marvel of science. We don't have any...'farms'? Is that how that's pronounced? We don't have any farms so these take some sort of special process. Thankfully these are really filling." Suddenly, Judeen grabbed a blue and nearly spherical shape off the platter and swallowed it without chewing. Embarrassed, she said, "Sorry. I've haven't eaten anything in a while today." Shielnette and Stobert looked concerned until Stobert said, "Hey, you've had a long day. Maybe if you mingle a bit, see some familiar faces, it'll help you loosen up before the Math Off? Hate to see you so stressed out." Judeen sighed, then smiled and gave Stobert a quick kiss. "Thanks. I've missed having your advice. I'll see you in a bit. And maybe when I'm back, you and the Omega Knight will have won."
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Posted 12 February 2021 - 12:48 PM

Leaving the elderly woman alone for the moment, Patch set to work on the capsule to the right.

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Posted 13 February 2021 - 11:11 AM

Beathra, masking surprise at being so casually called out, merely raised his eyebrows enigmatically and transferred his attention to Night Cap.

 

"There you are, Night Cap," he said, "I see you and Lady Destron have made a new acquaintance. Are you well?" Here he looked back at the mysterious woman and said, "I certainly hope there's no trouble here."


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Posted 14 February 2021 - 08:20 AM

Kage looked at the food and cocked his head, uncertain as to what to do. Her description of the food was vague enough to be worryingly unclear, yet he didnt want to simply dimiss the food out of hand and seem insulting. EBs choice not to eat the food at least had the benefit of having a good reason behind it.
 
Hmm... it could be tasty, it could be bland...
It could also contain who-knows-what
That too.
It all looks so...artificial.
Well, they do clearly Make it.
Thats not what i mean. It doesnt even resemble food... well, apart from maybe sweets or cake designs.
Right. Theyre cleverly made clearly, but so... strange.

 
With a slow nod, Kage picked said.
 
“I may take one to try a little later Ms. Sheilnette, thank you.”
 
Picking up the spicy pyramid shape, Kage held it up for a second. Then, in barely a whisper that, he hoped, only Friday could hear, he said.
 
“Friday, any chance you could scan this? Make sure its safe to eat and doesnt contain anything... unusual?”
 

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”I think i might take a granola bar too, thanks EB.” Looking iver to Stobert, he said. “So then, what is it we will be doing in this Math Off Stobert?


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Posted 20 February 2021 - 04:39 PM

Satisfied that he has finally intimidated his way out of his ordeal, Night Cap contemplates how much to reveal to the reinforcements. His neck will require care. In his highly trained opinion, this will require lying on his back and rubbing his neck all over his couch. This must be done with minimal delay.

 

But he sees Elizilah. He must remain subtle.

 

"Neigh."

 

Night Cap walks over and tries pawing at Beathra's legs.

 

Pick me UP.


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