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@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

KUP!

@  Sabrblade : (01 August 2020 - 04:58 PM)

Urkel!

@  TheMightyMol... : (01 August 2020 - 03:16 PM)

Steeeeeeeeve.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 August 2020 - 02:57 AM)

LEEEROOOOOOOOY! jhenkenz...

@  Hg Dragon : (01 August 2020 - 01:21 AM)

Candleja-

@  Sabrblade : (31 July 2020 - 11:02 PM)

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

@  Echowarrior : (31 July 2020 - 10:18 PM)

Spongebob!

@  TheMightyMol... : (31 July 2020 - 05:13 PM)

KHAAAAAAAN


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#21 Darth_Prime

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 05:54 PM

Miles: 35.4 + 5 = 40.4
Uppers: 510 + 160 = 670
Lowers: 90 + 50 = 140
Core: + 50 = 50

 

Biked 5 miles for a warm up yesterday.  Did a TRX circuit and my body feels like I was hitting heavy weights even though its just body weight.  Off tomorrow so Im going to get some running in.  5K on the 20th. 

 

Trying to get into an every other day routine with a 3 on 1 off work schedule we have.  So my day off will be running + weights.  Middle day of work, Bike (more than 5 miles, I was short on time) + TRX.  Then abs on both days.



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Posted 15 January 2020 - 10:08 AM

Weight this morning: 212. Down three pounds in a week. Is this sustainable? Probably?

 

In the past week, I've hit a treadmill once. All other exercise has been walking, shoveling sleet and wood working in my basement. I don't dare run outside until a good spot of 40 degree weather to melt the ice gathering round me.



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Posted 15 January 2020 - 03:02 PM

three pounds in a week is NOT sustainable. You'll lose quickly at first, but it'll taper off after a week or two. It's literally just your body being surprised at the extra effort. But congrats man!

 

So an hour and a half of upper body today, all of it trying to clear two inches of ice that's as hard as concrete from my driveway. If I had three more days like today, I could do it. If I had a flame thrower, I could be done before dinner. Since they're predicting 20cm of snow over the next two days: it's going to be an ungodly mess until spring.


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Posted 15 January 2020 - 07:03 PM

Miles: 40.4 + 3.1 = 43.5
Uppers:  670 + 210 = 880
Lowers: 140 + 90 = 230
Core:  50 + 170 = 220

 

​Did a 5K on the elliptical.  Then did whatever I put in my notes below.  Im tired.  A little sore. But I feel good and accomplished.  

 

I put this on Instagram/Facebook and Ill add it here, maybe somebody needs to see it.  So Ive seen a lot of people talking about their mental health and how that is leading to them feeling confident in themselves and their physical appearance.  Remember, mental is one of the four pillars of resiliency. Physical is another.  There is still Spiritual (can/cannot be religious) and Social.  If one of those pillars in your life is out of balance, your life is out of balance.  So do whatever you need to do in this life to bring that balance to your life.  Get in the gym.  Get outdoors.  Hang with some friends, even if us just bunch of Transformer nerds here.  Go to church.  Do whatever you can to get that balance.  And if you feel your life is out of balance, send me a message.  Ill listen to whatever it is you're going through.  As a I saw in a post on facebook, Id rather listen to 60 minutes of your problems than a 15 min eulogy at your funeral.  Hope everybody is having a good day.  

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 11:20 PM

Miles: 43.5
Uppers:  880 + 80 = 960
Lowers: 230 + 150 = 380
Core:  220 + 50 = 270

 

Did TRX before work tonight.  I got woken up a couple of times through the day so I wasn't 100% committed to working out, but I made myself get up and go.  Glad I did though, as always, feel better after working out.  

 

I also did 100 Jump Rope, but I wasnt sure how to figure that in.  100 reps of lower?


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Posted 18 January 2020 - 10:42 PM

4 on the elliptical yesterday, 1 mile swim tonight. 

 

Miles: 43.5 + 5 = 48.5
Uppers:  960
Lowers: 380
Core:  270



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Posted 19 January 2020 - 07:49 AM

I also did 100 Jump Rope, but I wasnt sure how to figure that in.  100 reps of lower?

Yeah, let's call it lower.

 

Miles: 48.5 + 2.6 = 51.1
Uppers:  960
Lowers: 380
Core:  270

 

Took a short walk on friday, but it was -30 something outside. With the temperatures fluctuating so wildly, I finally managed to catch a cold. So I'mma try to take it easy for a couple of days.... after today, cause today there's 20 cm of snow to clean up.


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Posted 19 January 2020 - 11:23 AM

Mental, physical, spiritual, social, hmm.

Miles: 51.1
Uppers: 960 + 40 = 1000
Lowers: 380
Core: 270

Just did push ups.

I swear, I'm hitting the gym tomorrow!

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 03:32 PM

Mental, physical, spiritual, social, hmm.

I sat through a week long class learning about these 4 pillars and things about them.  

 

Mental: Getting your mind right. Not quitting because that voice in your head says something will be hard.  Anything worth doing is hard.  If it was easy, it wouldn't be worth doing. 

 

Physical: More from a military standpoint since this is how it was taught, but staying tough.  Staying mission ready. Taking care of yourself so when the shit does hit the fan, you are physically strong enough to handle whatever comes your way. This includes a good diet plan as well, not just being in the gym.  

 

Spiritual: Not necessarily religious. For me, its why I love hiking and biking.  I can be out on a trail, get to a certain point, and just look and enjoy what this world has to offer.  Maybe its going to church and talking to God (or whatever you believe in).  

 

Social: Having a good social circle, even if that circle is just one other person.  Me, I just love being with my wife and kids.  I don't really care about hanging out with people other than them, unless Im around my family.  But its those people who can see when something is off with you and isn't afraid to ask you if you're OK or not. 

 

The military has the acronym ACE:  Ask if they are thinking about hurting themselves or others.  Care for them, let them know you are there.  Escort them to get help, IE: Mental health, hospital, church, whatever they need.  

 

Biggest thing I took away from the class is: When you hit bottom, are you the ball that bounces back or the egg that cracks.  And of course you want to be the ball right?  You want to bounce back from adversity and continue back on a better path.  But sometimes its OK to crack. Sometimes its OK to get down and feel bad for yourself. But thats when you need to try and pick the pieces up and bounce back.  And if you cant do it on your own, you need to recognize that and realize that it is OK to ask for help.  Its actually the stronger person who asks for help instead of trying to do it all themselves.  

 

Resiliency is a great thing have and to practice.  Knowing how your 4 pillars are and if they are in balance or not and what you can/need to do to get them in balance.  



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Posted 20 January 2020 - 02:18 PM

Miles: 51.1 + 16.62 = 67.72
Uppers: 1000 + 210 = 1210
Lowers: 380 + 100 (jump rope) + 60 = 540
Core: 270 + 260 = 530

 

Pretty good workout this morning before bed.  Skipped doing the 5K, its cold at 0800.  Plus it would have been 1000 by the time I would have fallen asleep and had to be up at 5pm ish for work.  I like getting my sleep. Took a selfie because the workout doesnt count if you cant prove it.  

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 11:28 AM

Chest day Sunday, Yoga yesterday. 

 

Miles: 67.72
Uppers: 1210 + 360 = 1570
Lowers: 540
Core: 530



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Posted 21 January 2020 - 03:23 PM

No gym for me, tummy trouble. *Shakes fist*

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#33 wonko the sane?

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 04:35 PM

Feel better Fero.

 

Took a nice walk, despite the cold.

 

Miles: 67.72 + 3.1 = 70.82
Uppers: 1570
Lowers: 540
Core: 530


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Posted 22 January 2020 - 03:08 PM

Weight this morning: 214. Up two pounds in the past week. Over the weekend, I was at an event that had BBQ meatballs, so I'm kind of OK with this.

 

Walked every day this week, even in the snow. Filled all the rings on my Fitness app since Jan. 2. Feeling good.



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Posted 22 January 2020 - 03:15 PM

Ridiculously nice day out, so I took a walk.

 

Miles:  70.82 + 3.1 = 73.92
Uppers: 1570
Lowers: 540
Core: 530


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Posted 23 January 2020 - 09:15 AM

Miles: 73.92
Uppers: 1570 + 100 = 1670
Lowers: 540 + 100 = 640
Core: 530

Ok. Went back to gym. My legs hurt more than my arms!

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Posted 23 January 2020 - 10:19 PM

Miles: 73.92 + 3.72 + 1 = 78.64
Uppers: 1670
Lowers: 640 + 135 = 775
Core: 530

I took calf raises off the list, somebody was on the machine and being slow. Took off abs too and because Im fat and I wanted to get some food before the DFAC closed. Still getting my miles up. Signed up for the Taji 100 in February, 100 miles from walking, running or jogging. Cycling doesnt count (booooo). Also, I havent done squats in a really long time. I dont know what the muscle is called on the inside part of the leg, but it let me know its there and not happy about squats.

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Posted 26 January 2020 - 01:25 AM

Miles: 78.64 + 8.25 = 86.89
Uppers: 1670 + 290 = 1960
Lowers: 775 + 100 = 875
Core: 530 + 140 = 670

Didnt get up in time last night to make it to the gym, so I went after work this morning. NEVER should a gym be 45 mutha duckin degrees. #firsttimeimeanttospellduck

Also, do you like the photo of the workout? I figured its easier than typing it all out. By all means feel free to use them, we are a sharing community.

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Posted 26 January 2020 - 12:32 PM

4 on the elliptical Weds, arm day yesterday.
I really need to stop my rest days turning into multiple rest days... 

 

Miles: 86.89 + 4 = 90.89
Uppers: 1960 + 180 = 2140
Lowers: 875
Core: 670 + 161 = 831



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Posted 26 January 2020 - 05:32 PM

As long you get back after it.  Consistency is one of my biggest issues when Im back home.  Between work, 2 kids and a wife, life gets busy.  Right now though, fitness is something to help pass the time and get in better shape. The goal is to maintain once I do get back and stay away from the fast food places.  





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