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@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 05:17 AM)

I know Shockwave's super mode is pretty lame and Magnus is kinda greebly but it's not that bad.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:38 AM)

Though with the luck and caliber of leaders we've had of late in the darkest timeline, maybe it's too much to hope for.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:36 AM)

Just like democracy, it's not perfect but better than the present alternatives. Capitalism as it's practiced today won't be able to weather the coming wave of automation, though. Best to plan for it and hope for a gentle transition rather than the aforementioned collapse

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Capitalism is the worst amiright? Sent from my iPhone

@  Vexwing : (15 July 2019 - 11:24 PM)

Because the collapse is gonna be just great.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2019 - 10:41 PM)

Let's hope this is late stage and we're on the cusp of something better.

@  abates : (15 July 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Late stage capitalism is the absolute best.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 01:33 PM)

So, welcome to all retail, everywhere.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Oh, and Greenpeace also conducted a protest at a German Amazon facility, to protest against Amazon's practice of throwing customer returns in the trash.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

Right, because with Amazon, it's just the employees that have to step in dog shit while having no space to breathe.[/slightexaggeration]

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 July 2019 - 01:03 PM)

At least I can use Amazon without losing the ability to breath or step in dog shit.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:58 PM)

Considering that Amazon is the new Walmart...

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 12:39 PM)

All of my best wishes go out to the brave women and men who have the balls (and ovaries) to go on strike at an Amazon facility in the US.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 12:38 PM)

Speaking of. Not only are we in Germany on strike today, but so is the fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota!

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Overnight delivery is the right of all sentient beings.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:34 PM)

(and is it sexist of me to assume that a character named "Amazon Prime" would be feminine?)

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:34 PM)

Whenever she was summoned, she would arrive the next day?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (15 July 2019 - 12:32 PM)

The Scioli and Barber TF vs Joe series mentioned an Amazon Prime.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Meanwhile I'm wondering why no one's come up with a fan character named "Amazon Prime". I mean, today IS her special day...

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 11:20 AM)

The Wallet-Eater.

@  unluckiness : (15 July 2019 - 08:44 AM)

Woah. Unicron broke the site.

@  MEDdMI : (14 July 2019 - 10:08 PM)

Is that what kids are calling it these days?

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 07:33 PM)

Ssshh, you'll get us both "dealt with".

@  RichardT1977 : (14 July 2019 - 07:28 PM)

No, but I did *read* it from you...

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 03:06 PM)

The first real long-term space outposts belong to the Illuminati, but you didn't hear that from me.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 July 2019 - 02:50 PM)

Er, in SF I mean.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 July 2019 - 02:50 PM)

Yeah, the first long-term manned space outposts have traditionally been mining colonies and the like.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 12:19 PM)

Okay, but......do they have to be willing to be sent up?

@  Rycochet : (14 July 2019 - 11:10 AM)

A king isn't a king without subjects.

@  Rycochet : (14 July 2019 - 11:09 AM)

The rich will never flee to space until there's enough an underclass up there so they have someone to do all the jobs they won't. Same reason seasteading never takes off.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 10:45 AM)

Do we have to let them come back?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 July 2019 - 10:35 AM)

Well, it's only going to be the ultra-rich who are able to go for the first couple decades at least, so I doubt anyone's going to care much

@  Nevermore : (14 July 2019 - 10:32 AM)

They could be standing on the surface of the moon, insist they're in the middle of a giant set, and take off their helmet to "prove" it.

@  Nevermore : (14 July 2019 - 10:31 AM)

Assuming these are genuinely convinced conspiracy morons and not just internet trolls, I would assume "not a lot".

@  Nevermore : (14 July 2019 - 10:31 AM)

I wonder how all these recent private and international space travel programs are going to affect those craziacs who insist that the Earth is flat/the moon landing was forged/outer space isn't real etc.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2019 - 09:34 AM)

Well... rory WOULD love a trebuchet...

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 09:29 AM)

Trebuchets never go out of style.

@  unluckiness : (14 July 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Have you considered a trapdoor spike pit?

@  unluckiness : (14 July 2019 - 09:17 AM)

It's not the worst gift but not evryone may want one given rising fuel prices.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 July 2019 - 08:22 AM)

Is a fire pit too literal for a house warming gift?

@  Noideaforaname : (14 July 2019 - 07:43 AM)

Welp, just realized everyone's been talking about Halle BAILEY this week, not BERRY. (so that's why i haven't been seeing CatFishWoman memes...)

@  MEDdMI : (14 July 2019 - 07:08 AM)

Oh, sounds like fun.I wonder if I have a decent mic lying around.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (13 July 2019 - 07:26 PM)

Casting call for TF Roll Out Shorts! https://www.behindth...y/casting-call/

@  Kalidor : (13 July 2019 - 03:05 PM)

Talking about the show in chat is absolutely fine - posting spoilers on anything that's current season isn't tho

@  Arazyr : (13 July 2019 - 07:05 AM)

Yeah, I'm a season or so behind, so I would definitely appreciate no spoilers. 8^)

@  Sabrblade : (12 July 2019 - 10:21 PM)

Still, though, yeah, we do have a thread for the show. Best to use it.

@  Sabrblade : (12 July 2019 - 10:20 PM)

I think Nevermore once said he was a few episodes behind, so I don't think he's talking about tonight's new episode.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 July 2019 - 09:53 PM)

Yeah, you realize we have a designated thread for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., right?

@  MEDdMI : (12 July 2019 - 09:35 PM)

Not that I care about the show, but I'd be pretty annoyed about spoilers there. Please post it in a thread.

@  Nevermore : (12 July 2019 - 06:05 PM)

Okay, this is getting ridiculous. The opening of the episode was a deliberate play with clichés, but unfortunately, the rest of the episode that's played straight is also riddled with them...


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Some GI Joe fans are a little ticked-off...


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#81 (Deactivated) Morningstar

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 05:57 PM

If I spent the money to get all those exclusives. I would KEEP THEM. I don't sell transformers to make Profit. I buy transformers becuase I like them.


You support FP and there extortionist policies.. Fine be my guest.. but I don't. and Will never.

As for why I'm glad I never signed up at a Joe Forum? The same reason I'm sorry I signed up at a Transformers Forum.


I'm a brick wall, Keep shouting and you will go Hoarse.

Edited by Morningstar, 28 October 2006 - 05:57 PM.


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Posted 28 October 2006 - 06:30 PM

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You support FP and there extortionist policies.. Fine be my guest.. but I don't. and Will never.


No offense but coming from someone who thought the prices were hideous before going. Having gone... it really is worth it. The prices aren't that hideous in all honesty (And even my spendthrift hubby said the same thing. You get what you pay for really... and you make the experience what you want it to be). I do think they should maybe toss in the con T-shirt in the mix. As shirts usually don't cost that much to produce. But what the hey. I'll deal.

If you like the toys keep them. Such as this years set I love. Was my first Botcon. Keeping the toys. Next year. Hell I might get an extra set to sell, and if I don't like them. WHOOHOO. Why not... it'll fund my dealer room adventures.

Edited by Waspinator's Muse, 28 October 2006 - 06:35 PM.

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 10:30 PM

QUOTE(Morningstar @ Oct 28 2006, 05:57 PM) View Post

If I spent the money to get all those exclusives. I would KEEP THEM. I don't sell transformers to make Profit. I buy transformers becuase I like them.


You support FP and there extortionist policies.. Fine be my guest.. but I don't. and Will never.

As for why I'm glad I never signed up at a Joe Forum? The same reason I'm sorry I signed up at a Transformers Forum.


I'm a brick wall, Keep shouting and you will go Hoarse.


Hey, what does Savage and the gang know anyway? Their extortionist policies are going to drive Botcon into the ground. No one will want to attend. Pay no mind to the fact that they just hosted what was arguably the biggest and most successful Con ever. Despite having a hefty ticket for entry, despite being in the fall instead of the summer, and despite people like you who have made up their mind they are going to hate it no matter what kind of reasoned response they are given. You want to cover your ears and shout at the top of your lungs "LALALALALALA" while people talk with you reasonably....thats your right. Just don't expect people to hang around for very long and continue to converse. I also wouldn't expect them to have an ear for you when you actually do have a legitimate complaint or suggestion.

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 10:37 PM

Look, I don't care. I've allready voiced my legitimate complaints. Just becuase you see nothing wrong with forking over that kinda money, good for you.


This is the internet, I don't expect people to pay attention to my complaints. I don't expect people to read my posts, I don't expect people to do anything.

I'm here to make myself heard and everyone else be damned.

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:13 PM


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I don't expect people to read my posts. I'm here to make myself heard.

I'm sorry I signed up at a Transformers Forum.


Fun Publications should be overjoyed, if the above is the caliber of criticism aimed their way.



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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:18 PM

They are a Company, They don't have feelings they have Profits and Bottom lines. So quite Frankly I don't care what Fun Publications is. I simply don't like their buisness model.. but as with anything else in this Fandom.. if you disagree with the mob mentality you are evil and mean and worthy of derision.


And yes, I'm sorry this is a Transformers Forum. But I didn't sign up at the allspark for the Transformers. I signed up becuase it has a P&R forum, aswell as still providing me with adequete news coverage of toys, Video games and comic books.


*edit* And not to sound ungrateful for all the attention I'm suddenly getting.. But isn't this threads purpose to bitch about the gijoe fans bitching that they got stuck with the Fall con?

Edited by Morningstar, 28 October 2006 - 11:26 PM.


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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:25 PM


QUOTE(Morningstar @ Oct 29 2006, 04:18 AM) View Post
I simply don't like their buisness model.. but as with anything else in this Fandom.. if you disagree with the mob mentality you are evil and mean and worthy of derision.


Seems like you care about peoples' responses after all, if only to hate them.

And no valid or factually accurate positions in this thread have been derided.

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And yes, I'm sorry this is a Transformers Forum. But I didn't sign up at the allspark for the Transformers. I signed up becuase it has a P&R forum, aswell as still providing me with adequete news coverage of toys, Video games and comic books.


Are you even a Transformers fan? Seriously. You don't like to talk about them and you're sorry you're here. If you aren't a fan, why do you even pretend to care about the running of the Transformers convention?

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:31 PM

"extortionist"?

OH NOES THEY'RE CHARGING MONEY FOR ITEMS THAT HAVE LOW RUNS AND THEREFORE HIGH COSTS THAT WOULD NOT OTHERWISE EXIST AND THAT WE ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION WHATSOEVER TO BUY!!!! THOSE BASTARDS!!!

Money in exchange for a luxury item? Pshaw. What nonsense you speak of. Clearly we should be given toys for free, delivered by %$^*-giving hookers on unicorns.

And yes, nobody at or associated with FP cares in any way about Transformers, clearly. Not a one. For they are not human, not a soul among them, but unfeeling machinery, horrible unliving homunculi born of dark sciences whose only reason to live is to suckle at the teat of fanboy wallets and tears, their sustinence.

I find such allegations of yours interesting considering your admission of not coming here to talk about Transformers, but basically to stir up s***.


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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:31 PM

QUOTE(Morningstar @ Oct 28 2006, 11:37 PM) View Post

This is the internet, I don't expect people to pay attention to my complaints. I don't expect people to read my posts, I don't expect people to do anything.

I'm here to make myself heard and everyone else be damned.


Wait, you post to make yourself heard, but not for people to read you making yourself heard? How does that work, exactly?

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:33 PM

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Are you even a Transformers fan? Seriously. You don't like to talk about them and you're sorry you're here. If you aren't a fan, why do you even pretend to care about the running of the Transformers convention?



ahh the whole " Not a fan " thing... why am I not suprised to see that pop up..


No I Like the toys allot, and rather like the Marvel Comic.. But i'm not interested in talking about them becuase theirs no need. Anything that can be said about them has allready been said about them by some one else. why echo their statements? As for why I care about the Convention and how its run? This is the Internet, This is everyones personal soap box. I don't need a reason to comment on it.

And don't put words in my mouth, I never said I was sorry I was at the allspark. If you look at my " most posted in forum " bit in my user information you will find that I stay in General Discussion. Transformers are simply one of my many varied interests.


*edit for sipher* If i'm only here to " Stir jive Up " then why are you even responding to me? You obviously know that I don't care what you say, that no way can I take it personally due to not being face to face with you when you say it. Why do you say it? Simply to Say it. Simply to make yourself Heard.

*edit for walky* I never expect anything out of anyone. If you have no expectations you can't be let down.

Edited by Morningstar, 28 October 2006 - 11:42 PM.


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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:36 PM

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They are a Company, They don't have feelings they have Profits and Bottom lines. So quite Frankly I don't care what Fun Publications is. I simply don't like their buisness model.. but as with anything else in this Fandom.. if you disagree with the mob mentality you are evil and mean and worthy of derision.


No offense intended, but... That latter comment (and as an update most of your follow up commentary as well) is not the formula on how to win friends and influence people. Acting as though you are being dragged by wild horses over cactai because you made a complaint and people are trying to point out alternative ways to deal with that complaint... is not entirely sweet.

If you care not for TF'swhy post in the TF convention forum? Why go to the TF areas at all if they aren't your fort?? The old addage sometimes applies very well. If you don't have something nice to say... don't say anything at all.

Edited by Waspinator's Muse, 28 October 2006 - 11:40 PM.

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:39 PM

Morningstar, what purpose do you serve? I'm not talking about this forum specifically. You consume resources which other humans might have a use for. Justify this.

What purpose do you serve? Whose life is enriched by yours?

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Posted 28 October 2006 - 11:46 PM

I'm really not grasping here how this thread suddenly became about me.

I've allready explained all the questions asked of me. Chips isn't even worth responding too, as the answer is easily within reach by simply reading my screen name.





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Posted 29 October 2006 - 12:40 AM

QUOTE(Morningstar @ Oct 28 2006, 08:37 PM) View Post

Look, I don't care. I've allready voiced my legitimate complaints. Just becuase you see nothing wrong with forking over that kinda money, good for you.


This is the internet, I don't expect people to pay attention to my complaints. I don't expect people to read my posts, I don't expect people to do anything.

I'm here to make myself heard and everyone else be damned.


Excuse me? This is supposed to be a community, not a bathroom wall to scrawl graffiti on. If you have no intention of contributing anything to anyone but yourself, just what are you doing here? Frankly, I'm feeling Sipher is right that this is an admission that your posting style is just to stir up s***.

Prove us wrong?

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 12:44 AM

QUOTE(M Sipher @ Oct 29 2006, 12:31 AM) View Post

And yes, nobody at or associated with FP cares in any way about Transformers, clearly. Not a one. For they are not human, not a soul among them, but unfeeling machinery, horrible unliving homunculi born of dark sciences whose only reason to live is to suckle at the teat of fanboy wallets and tears, their sustinence.

That's true. It's a very destructive attitude to have, to think that anyone involved in business is less human. It reinforces the label and encourages them to follow it. Is that really what you want? No. You want human businessmen that consider the customer, not just the profit.

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"extortionist"?

OH NOES THEY'RE CHARGING MONEY FOR ITEMS THAT HAVE LOW RUNS AND THEREFORE HIGH COSTS THAT WOULD NOT OTHERWISE EXIST AND THAT WE ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION WHATSOEVER TO BUY!!!! THOSE BASTARDS!!!

Money in exchange for a luxury item? Pshaw. What nonsense you speak of. Clearly we should be given toys for free, delivered by %$^*-giving hookers on unicorns.

There's too many easy jokes I could make at Morningstar's expense, but they don't contribute anything. :>

I do still consider the exclusive set to be a little bit of extortion. You're not under any obligation to buy them, but you are if you want to attend the convention. although they are necessary to run the convention. My only concern is with how expensive it should be VS who it denies a good convention experience over. While I do enjoy the smooth running operation and large selection of exclusives available (including remolds!), what I wonder is what's the cost, not just directly to me, but to the selection of potential customers. Maybe my concerns are of a problem that's not nearly as serious as it might be.
heh... as good as FP has it, and us as a result, I think it was a HUGE SHOCK to have the whole system change back in 2005. I wonder if we're over it already from 2006.

heh... thinking back... imagine if a parent took a child to the convention under pre-registration, and then when they got the exclusive set, told the kid the toys were too expensive to keep, because they had to be sold to help pay for coming to the convention? :> I don't know how likely that situation is, or even how negative it would be, but I was just thinking of another side to what I had thought earlier. there's always a credit card purchase of an extra bagged set, and one set is sold before the credit card bill comes.

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 12:53 AM

QUOTE(Rotty @ Oct 29 2006, 01:40 AM) View Post

QUOTE(Morningstar @ Oct 28 2006, 08:37 PM) View Post

Look, I don't care. I've allready voiced my legitimate complaints. Just becuase you see nothing wrong with forking over that kinda money, good for you.


This is the internet, I don't expect people to pay attention to my complaints. I don't expect people to read my posts, I don't expect people to do anything.

I'm here to make myself heard and everyone else be damned.


Excuse me? This is supposed to be a community,


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