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@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 08:07 AM)

And humans are perfectly capable of hating things in unison while being divided on liking.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:34 AM)

On the other hand, there's a world of difference between "I hate RID" and "I hate Nazis."

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:27 AM)

On one hand, "hating what I hate" IS "liking what I like." One of those cultures can't be worse than the other because they're literally the same culture.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:26 AM)

I think that comparison is both an oversimplification AND a meaningless distinction.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 07:16 AM)

That's the internet effect. Distance and anonimity make for easy and consequence-less extremism.

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2017 - 06:58 AM)

I think the aggressive "How dare you not hate exactly what I hate" culture online is worse than the aggressive "How dare you not like exactly what I like" culture.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 06:19 AM)

And now that song/scene and its many many parodies are running through my head.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 06:18 AM)

Patrick Swayze didnt!

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:58 AM)

lol. As long as they knock first.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

Or as ghosts. I guess ghosts would be acceptable.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

For now, I'd just find some small comfort in knowing those who have passed actually are in some sort of better place.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:56 AM)

I'd find comfort in knowing that one way or another, that suffering would eventually end and a new, potentially happier beginning awaits.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:54 AM)

@LBD At the same time, I can't imagine wanting to stay in even a happy afterlife when fleshies are still suffering.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:49 AM)

Celebrating and welcoming death just gives them more ideological hoops to justify killing others. So yeah, no thanks.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:48 AM)

The idea of death doesn't bother me so much as no longer existing.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:48 AM)

at the very least, my body will feed the grass which feeds the antelope which feeds the lio- ....wait

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:47 AM)

Yeah, that's kind of the thing.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:47 AM)

Some cultures celebrate/welcome death (of course, those also have some form of afterlife)

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 05:45 AM)

You shouldn't be. What with having absolutely no knowledge or control over it.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:45 AM)

Death is scary, which is why we either spend our lives avoiding the subject or staying up late overthinking it.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:44 AM)

"Never did want to live forever." I'm more bothered about what -- if anything -- is next.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:44 AM)

Though I think the brain is a finite storage space so you'd probably start forgetting so much after some point it'd be like a new person transitioning in every few centuries. That'd be a good reason to keep a diary.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:43 AM)

I think immortality is possible biologically in the future, or at least living for vastly longer spans of time. I'd personally be happy to live at least a few thousand years, but I'd aim for forever.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:34 AM)

@MEDdMI Oh man, that bugs me all the time.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:33 AM)

Well, yesterday was a depressing bout of thinking I was going to get TR Hot Rod and then not getting TR Hot Rod after all (among other things).

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:31 AM)

Which is also something that bugs me about the "your dead loved ones are always watching you" concept. Do you mind? I'd like a little privacy, please!

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:30 AM)

Even if it was possible, I can't help but think people would skip to the "good" parts, like sex.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

exactly.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 05:21 AM)

Besides the fact that it's all silly sci-fi scenarios, you can't just experience a memory and feel what that person felt since you have your own set of perceptual biases by which to judge the event

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 05:19 AM)

We already have something like that. It's called history class.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:18 AM)

"But in my ancestor's memory, they stole our orange first!"

@  Nevermore : (26 April 2017 - 05:14 AM)

"Your great-great-great-great-grandfather stole my great-great-great-great-grandfather's apple! I will kill you for that!"

@  Nevermore : (26 April 2017 - 05:14 AM)

If we had all our ancestors' knowledge, too many people would just use that as a excuse to continue old grudges for generations.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:13 AM)

I remember the same event a bit differently than my parents do, some things I'm sure happened but they don't remember or vice versa, etc.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:12 AM)

the problem with knowledge and memories is that our brains interpret/fill in gaps so it may not be completely accurate. It wouldn't be much different from autobiographical books/movies.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:37 AM)

yeah...this could just end up as a way for them to sell our grandkids Crystal Pepsi Max

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 03:35 AM)

Well, maybe this facebook mind reading thing I've been hearing about is the first step to that.... though I have to admit I'd prefer if it weren't such an advertising and data-collection obsessed company working on it

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:25 AM)

i'm legitimately hoping for the day when that happens, my snark aside, TM2-Megatron. Imagine what could be accomplished if future generations had first hand knowledge of the thoughts and contexts of the events that shaped their ancestors', and their own, world?

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 03:24 AM)

Even if it's just a way to download knowledge and memories without consciousness from a brain, I think that would go a long way towards easing people's minds.

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 03:22 AM)

I dunno; like life itself I think the things that define it are open to change. It's not like I have grand expectations of immortality, constantly downloading my consciousness into freshly-grown genetically-enhanced clones of myself. But I think it's a waste for so much accumulated experience and memories to just wink out.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:21 AM)

or something

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:21 AM)

all semblence of order our purpose are symtoms of the sickness in man's ego mad mind. sense is not possible until the end.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 03:19 AM)

existence is a vulgar absurdity

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 03:18 AM)

Eh, death is part of what defines life. Sooner we accept that it's just a thing that happens, the better.

@  Pennpenn : (26 April 2017 - 03:13 AM)

Probably be easier to develop that kind of thing if a significant portion of the population didn't think it was going to happen anyway for no adequately explainable reason.

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 April 2017 - 02:42 AM)

Death doesn't terrify me, but I have to admit I find the notion of its inevitably more than a little disappointing. I'd hope there's eventually some way to preserve our minds in some form prior to death

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 01:55 AM)

Or maybe some broken kid in a giant cyborg will turn us all into tang. Who knows what the future brings?

@  Waspinator : (26 April 2017 - 01:52 AM)

As someone terrified of death, I for one welcome our transhumanist singularity overlords.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 01:52 AM)

Our grandchildren's grandchildren's grandchildren's grandchildren will be less than dust before heat death matters anyway.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 01:51 AM)

Signularity is a meaningless buzzword, like a lot of this transhumanist late-game stuff.


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#1 Freddycon

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 08:26 AM

Well, I thought I'd finally get around to it and list off the TF's I have in my own collection, so here we go!

McDonald's Happy meal releases-
(Animated)
Bumblebee
Ratchet
Megatron
Lugnut
(Cybertron)
Optimus Prime

Animated
Starscream
Autobot Jazz
Optimus Prime (Cybertronian Mode)
Sentinel Prime
Prowl
Ratchet
Elite Guard Bumblebee
Lockdown
Stealth Lockdown (With Legends class Optimus Prime and Bumblebee)
Soundwave (With Laserbeak)
Oil Slick
Megatron (Leader Class)
Blackarachnia
Megatron (Cybertronian mode) and Optimus Prime 2-pack (The Battle Begins)
Lugnut
Swoop
Snarl

Movie
Optimus Prime (Leader Class)
Bumblebee (Premium)
Autobot Jazz (Premium)
Barricade w/ Frenzy (Premium)
Stealth Bumblebee
Starscream (Deep Space version)
Thundercracker
Protoform Optimus Prime
Protoform Starscream
Jungle Bonecrusher
Stockade
Cliffjumper
Autobot Camshaft
Salvage
Landmine
Overcast

Classics Universe
Tread Bolt
Galvatron
Acid Storm
Sunstreaker
Sideswipe
Prowl
Silverstreak
Ironhide
Tankor

that's all I have for now but believe me, there WILL be more! lol!

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 07:39 PM

Just added some more today!

G1 Soundwave with Laserbeak and Overkill (Missing Ok's weapons)
Masterpiece Optimus Prime (No box or accessories except Matrix)
Masterpiece Megatron (In box with all accessories)

Man I am so stoked to have these! :-D

Edited by Freddycon, 29 January 2009 - 07:45 PM.


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Posted 19 March 2009 - 04:25 PM

Just added Movie Ironhide (Premium version) and Movie Bonecrusher to my sets! :-D

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 04:33 PM

Bought myself Animated Grimlock today to finish off my Dinobot trio.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 10:55 AM

Have now added Onslaught and Silverbolt to my Classics collection. Nice to have the Team Leaders, even if they're not true gestalt commanders. (Sighs dramatically!)

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 02:33 PM

Just got Powerglide today, gotta love sales where an Ultra Class is just $20!

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 11:51 AM

Added Decepticon Drop Shot and Autobot Blades to the set. Man I love the smell of new plastic crack feeding my addiction, lol!

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 05:37 AM

A good friend of mine got me Animated Swindle! Loving good deals like this, lol!

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 12:06 PM

Just added five new members to the collection!

Animated:
Blurr
Bumblebee
Blazing Lockdown

G1 Re-issues:
Jazz
Silverstreak

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 01:08 PM

Reissue Silverstreak is a great toy. He was my very first reissue, found him on clearance for $9 in a battered box at a TRU long after the line had been discontinued.... must have found him somewhere in the storeroom and just wanted to get rid of him.

Grats on the haul, & looks like you got a nice start on your collection just beware of the Geewon-Bug it can get to be expensive lol

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 05:21 PM

ooh, I know, I've seen so many G1's in various sales online and I nearly cry because I can't afford them! lol

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 06:49 PM

A bit of advice, before your collection gets to be tooooo large, donloade a program like Open Office (free) or Excell & keep a database or spreadsheet to inventory your collection. It's easy to forget what you have sometimes with a large collection & and hard to do once you get to that point.

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Posted 17 May 2009 - 01:26 PM

I've got most of them opened and on display on my shelves and bookcases, so it's pretty easy to remember which I have and which I need. Hardest part is either affording or just finding the ones I want/need to complete a set or series. Lucky a good friend of mine is an avid collector as well, and usualy more than willing to help me with my "Plastic Crack" adicition, lol!

Speaking of which, I just added two more today! ROTF Bumblebee and Soundwave! Bumblebee is almost exactly like his previous movie incarnation, but a better Plasma cannon and firing projectile are nice changes. Soundwave is wicked cool and actually a Triple-Changer, but man he is confusing to transform!!! Oh well, I love him anyways, just because he's Soundwave!

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 06:54 PM

Just got Samurai Prowl tonight, Very cool figure!

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 04:56 PM

Scored a FREE Leader Class Ultra Magnus! Gotta love the Hammer! icon-ironhide.gif

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 12:36 PM

Have been on a spree with Revenge of the Falllen toys!

Sideways
Rampage
Sideswipe
Breakaway

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 11:28 AM

Just added Universe's Decepticon Heavy Load w/ Minicon Drill Bit, as well as a "Heroes of Cybertron" G1 Bumblebee keychain to my collection!

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 02:26 PM

Did some more shopping today, and got Animated Waspinator, as well as ROTF Demolishor! (Freaking SWEET Decepticon, I must say!)

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 11:13 AM

QUOTE(Freddycon @ Jun 3 2009, 12:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just added Universe's Decepticon Heavy Load w/ Minicon Drill Bit, as well as a "Heroes of Cybertron" G1 Bumblebee keychain to my collection!

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 12:24 PM

QUOTE(Th0r4z1n3 @ Jun 6 2009, 01:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Freddycon @ Jun 3 2009, 12:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just added Universe's Decepticon Heavy Load w/ Minicon Drill Bit, as well as a "Heroes of Cybertron" G1 Bumblebee keychain to my collection!

Hope you like the BB


Oh, I do! Classic G1 goodness! (And none of the limp floppiness in the arms, either!)