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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 14 December 2019 - 11:50 AM

"Hmph."

 

She relaxed for a moment, then threw herself forwards against the glass.

 

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As the glass shattered, she hit the ground rolling. She had get as close as possible to the capsule at the center of the room before the few workers left had a chance to react... or retaliate.
 
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Posted 15 December 2019 - 07:35 PM

When Patch practically exploded out from the glass, she had perhaps too much momentum as she rolled and was covered in glass shards. The last few workers sharply turned their heads upon hearing the sound. They seemed to panic a bit, glanced at the timer that was counting down, then took off running. Soon the room was silent except for ominous countdown.

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 08:11 PM

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Patch got back on her feet. The handful of workers had fled, apparently not being armed like the hunters she'd encountered earlier. Or perhaps it had more to do with the timer? She didn't like the sound of it, but she was more concerned with what lay ahead... the capsule.
 
Idly plucking shards of glass from her body as she charged ahead towards the metal capsule, her mind, warped as it was and drawn in by the sensation of such power, pondered what it was placed here to do. Was it drawing strength from the others in the glass cylinders, or was its purpose something else...? What could be gained from it... or be gained by destroying it?
 
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Posted 18 December 2019 - 06:04 PM

It was curious. For what Patch knew of YPNR, it would seem odd for a magical thing to be so prominent in the room. If it was drawing strength from the other cylinders, it didn't seem to have cables leading directly to it.
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Posted 18 December 2019 - 07:27 PM

Patch got up close to the capsule and looked it over. "Such a curious object... it would be a shame to have to resort to violence to figure out its secrets. But, I am under a bit of pressure..." She glanced up at the screen showing the countdown.

 

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 05:14 PM

Patch was unsure how to deal with the capsule. It didn't have any visible wires or a control panel. With some thought, she decided to lift it as she doubted they planned for someone of her strength. With a heave, she pulled amongst the sounds of groaning metal. Two things happened once she ripped it from the ground. First, the capsule went flying from her hands the moment there wasn't any more resistance. Second, the power went out. Emergency generators kicked in but even as lights slowly turned back on, Patch could see in the darkness what was formerly in the capsule--a person. A woman that was slightly shorter than her with pale skin, black hair, and a plain brown dress. When she opened her eyes, they shifted from greyscale to normal color with hazel irises. As she observed Patch, the voice seemed none too pleased.

"Oh. Well, there's a fish you can toss back in the ocean."
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Posted 22 December 2019 - 06:01 PM

"Hmmm. Is that so?" Patch took a moment to verify that the woman was, in fact, the source of the arcane energy she had sensed earlier.


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Posted 22 December 2019 - 09:33 PM

As the woman yawned and stretched, the intense arcane aura lowered to something still present but less overt. She seemed to pause and think before asking, "And just how are you today?" She seemed to have a subtle accent that was similar to Dee.
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Posted 23 December 2019 - 05:56 AM

Patch briefly frowned, not expecting to be drawn into small talk in such a situation, but decided to humor the woman nonetheless. "I am doing just fine. I hope you are as well." 

 

After a moment she asked, "Do you know where you are right now?"



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Posted 23 December 2019 - 12:58 PM

The woman seemed to be caught off guard by Patch's initial response but then regained composure. Upon hearing Patch's two questions she replied, "I've certainly been better. As far as where I am, I don't know but I know I'm not farther north. Do you know where I am?" Without waiting for a response, she started walking around. She was barefoot but didn't seem bothered by anything on the floor.
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Posted 23 December 2019 - 02:21 PM

With equal parts caution and curiosity, Patch followed along behind the woman. "If you don't know where you are, I'm afraid that makes two of us. Though... I do suspect I know who controls this facility."

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Posted 24 December 2019 - 03:23 PM

"Oh?" The woman stopped and arched eyebrow. "By your comment, it seems to imply that that's important. Funny, I thought they just left. Obviously the ones in control aren't the ones in glass cages suffocating." She tapped her index finger to her lip as she thought, and then said, "Drowning. There's water in those. I always get those two mixed up."
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Posted 24 December 2019 - 04:16 PM

"Hmmm? You're quite observant. So you were aware of what was going on around you while you were imprisoned?" Patch mused.

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Posted 24 December 2019 - 04:27 PM

"Partially. I wasn't asleep the entire time, just most of it. Surprised I didn't notice when you came in."
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Posted 24 December 2019 - 04:52 PM

"I wonder... perhaps it is because... well, that's not important right now. You said those others in the glass cages are drowning? I was wondering myself whether any of them were still alive."

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Posted 24 December 2019 - 04:58 PM

"I mean, they're alive for the moment. Don't know how long that'll last but it's not exactly my problem."
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Posted 24 December 2019 - 05:30 PM

"Hm. Very well." She paused for a moment, then pulled back the hood of her cloak, fully revealing her face. "If you'll let me be direct for a moment. I have a long-standing grudge against the people running this place. I didn't arrive here willingly, but now that I'm here, I intend to do two things: find my way out, and cause as much damage as possible while doing so. So, I wonder. What do you plan to do?"

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Posted 24 December 2019 - 06:10 PM

"Probably watch. Possibly join in if it looks entertaining. Otherwise, I might leave."
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Posted 24 December 2019 - 06:28 PM

Patch laughed out loud at the woman's reply. "Interesting answer! By all means, then, do as you see fit." She was beginning to understand the voice's earlier comment. She began looking around the room for all possible exits.

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Posted 24 December 2019 - 08:21 PM

As far as Patch could tell, the exit was obvious as it where the workers ran when she broke out her capsule. Looking around, she did see five other capsules with people in them. Three of which, had something akin to an oxygen mask on and were struggling ineffectually. The woman picked up a handful of glass shards and started to walk toward the exit.
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