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@  Nevermore : (12 June 2021 - 03:43 AM)

8ass X÷ has hijacked this conversation.

@  Bass X0 : (12 June 2021 - 03:37 AM)

Its Bass X0. I named myself after my three favourite Mega Man characters - Bass, X and Zero. I did consider going with Vile Bass X0, but that would have been going too far.

@  repowers : (11 June 2021 - 11:29 PM)

Bass XO has been trying to reach you about your car's extended warranty.

@  Echowarrior : (11 June 2021 - 09:25 PM)

Do not taunt Bass XO.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 June 2021 - 09:02 PM)

Please consult a technician before using Bass XO. Do not operate Bass XO while consuming alcohol.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 June 2021 - 04:48 PM)

Nine out of ten doctors recommend Bass XO. The last doctor is on my list.

@  Dekafox : (11 June 2021 - 01:51 PM)

Bass XO is available at these fine retailers.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 June 2021 - 02:01 AM)

Bass XO is not to be confused with Bay Sexo.

@  Fenix Twilight : (10 June 2021 - 08:38 PM)

It's good to be back, after that outage I think I'll try to post more.

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 June 2021 - 12:16 PM)

I think Hasbro Pulse is broken. Dang Star Wars nerds!

@  tigerhawk : (10 June 2021 - 04:46 AM)

When I googled 'space bridge' I was disappointed. Maybe in a hundred years.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 June 2021 - 04:05 PM)

Bass XO is backward compatible with the Sega Master System.

@  Donocropolis : (09 June 2021 - 05:37 AM)

Bass XO has 9" long, dagger-like teeth and a 12,000 lb. bite force

@  repowers : (08 June 2021 - 07:26 PM)

Bass XO doesn't feel pain. He can't be reasoned with!

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 June 2021 - 02:57 PM)

Bass XO has no known weaknesses.

@  Nevermore : (08 June 2021 - 06:15 AM)

Base XO is definitely unstoppable.

@  Donocropolis : (07 June 2021 - 04:30 PM)

What about magnets? No one knows how they work or what they can do.

@  Bass X0 : (07 June 2021 - 02:22 PM)

Yes Cybershark, and now no force in the universe can stop us.

@  Cybersnark : (07 June 2021 - 10:03 AM)

Aaaan we're back!

@  Telly : (06 June 2021 - 09:07 PM)

its alive! AAAALIIIIIIVEEEEEE! *maniacal laugh*

@  repowers : (06 June 2021 - 02:18 PM)

WHAT!!! ALLSPARK!!! you IN LIVE!!!!!!

@  Donocropolis : (06 June 2021 - 01:53 PM)

Indeed. I was missing it.

@  Shockwave 75 : (06 June 2021 - 11:35 AM)

So glad the boards are back!

@  Echowarrior : (06 June 2021 - 07:45 AM)

It's alive! Alive!

@  wonko the sane? : (05 June 2021 - 08:32 PM)

Aw man, I missed this place...

@  Sabrblade : (05 June 2021 - 08:31 PM)

Now here in Manhattan, the spell is broken! And we live again!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (05 June 2021 - 08:16 PM)


@  Kaon : (05 June 2021 - 07:23 PM)

How is everyone

@  Kaon : (05 June 2021 - 06:42 PM)


@  tigerhawk : (24 May 2021 - 07:42 AM)

I'm making progress with tweezers. It's no great loss given Dai Atlas minor roles anyway, I really do prefer this mold for Titans Overlord and Sky Shadow,

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2021 - 09:57 PM)

Had that happen once. Drilled a 1 mmhole in the peg and superglued a rivet into it for something to pull on.

@  tigerhawk : (22 May 2021 - 09:44 PM)

pliers, superglue, heat, nothing has worked so far but I had to take yesterday off due to pfizer side effects.

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2021 - 07:04 AM)

is there enough plastic sticking out to yank it out with pliers?

@  tigerhawk : (21 May 2021 - 01:05 PM)

Oh great my Legends Dai Atlas fell and the gun snapped in two, the handle is stuck in the port on top of the vehicle mode.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2021 - 04:14 AM)

Also, our compound terms are legendary among foreigners, because we throw them together as a single word, with no spaces and usually without hyphens too.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2021 - 04:12 AM)

You can have straightforward sentences that are a literal word-replace translation of stuff like "I go to school", but once you throw in perfect tense and prepositions, you end up with insane constructions where the main verb is at the very end of a very long sentence, so you have to listen to the whole sentence until you have any clue what is going on.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2021 - 04:10 AM)

And I stand by that. German sentence structure can be utterly insane.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2021 - 04:10 AM)

Fun fact: When I was teaching German kids English, I kept telling them that English grammar and especially sentence structure is more logical than German.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 01:17 AM)

e.g. Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den was by a Chinese guy pointing out the weirdness in his own language, rather than the frustrations of somebody learning Chinese as their second. So English isn't the only case where native speakers might enocunter funky issues.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 May 2021 - 01:17 AM)

Then I shall concede, and retire.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 01:14 AM)

I'm not sure if that's even all that unique to English.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 May 2021 - 01:07 AM)

Which is why I specified those comparing learning it to learning other languages as a second language.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 01:04 AM)

And I don't think "ancedotal frustration" means much, considering that every language has complaints from people trying to learn it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 01:03 AM)

The fact that these stand out certainly makes Japanese "not a smoothie". And it's only consistent within more recent loanwords. Older ones stick out in a different way.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 May 2021 - 01:00 AM)

Even writing them generally in katakana is a consistent treatment, and gives someone learning the language a general expected approach. I'd say the anecdotal frustration with English by those learning it compared to learning other languages as a second language is a demonstration that this sort of consistency and organization was not a valued thing in the past few centuries of the language's development.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 12:28 AM)

Frankly, it just sounds like you think other languages seem a certain way because you don't look into them all that much.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2021 - 12:28 AM)

It's pretty pervasive in Japanese as well, with how these feature into everyday speech.. And I don't know what you even mean by "deep", since writing them in a particular character set basically calls attention to not just their derivative nature, but their relative recency as well.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 May 2021 - 12:25 AM)

Indeed, every language has those artifacts if you examine deeply enough, but in English they're not deep, and they're pervasive.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 May 2021 - 11:56 PM)

like Japanese using three different script types together, and more recent word borrowings tend to be in katakana.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 May 2021 - 11:51 PM)

I don't know what you mean by "cohesively". Borrowings are probably obvious if you know what to look for.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 07:11 AM

Here's hoping they give it a hugging ENDING this time.
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Posted 07 October 2009 - 07:14 AM

OMG I wanna see this so much...

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 08:17 AM

man, how long has it been since this show went off the air?

i mean, dont get me wrong.. i used to love the show, but...

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 08:36 AM

QUOTE(son of unicron @ Oct 7 2009, 09:17 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
man, how long has it been since this show went off the air?

i mean, dont get me wrong.. i used to love the show, but...

By that logic they never should have made a new Transformers cartoon 5 years after G1 ended.
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Posted 07 October 2009 - 08:37 AM

I'll watch anything ReBoot that moves!

I'm not that into their webcomic. It's just not the same.

Man I still wish I could get DVDs of seasons 1 and 2.
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Posted 07 October 2009 - 08:41 AM

You guys know "Rainmaker" is just the new name for the company formerly known as Mainframe, yes?

I'm a bit concerned by the change of style, to be honest, but new Reboot is new Reboot. No question that I'll be on board.
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Posted 07 October 2009 - 09:27 AM

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You guys know "Rainmaker" is just the new name for the company formerly known as Mainframe, yes?

I'm a bit concerned by the change of style, to be honest, but new Reboot is new Reboot. No question that I'll be on board.

Just have one of the characters, maybe Enzo, comment about how diffrent things look since the user installed a graphics update.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 10:04 AM

That was the shortest and most satisfying teaser in the history of the world. I have to go get a towel now.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 10:09 AM

oh, is it a new show?

im confused...

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 10:12 AM

Hell yes.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 10:58 AM

I'll be there. Here's hoping they get the Canadian cast back. I'm sure they will; Canadian voice acting seems to be on the decline lately outside of crap like Total Dram Island/6Teen/Stoked, so it's not like any of the cast are doing much right now.

I wonder who'll replace Tony Jaye? If he hasn't completely relocated to the US, my vote's for David Kaye.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 11:16 AM

rainmaker held a competition a few years back to decide a new direction for Reboot, and this won. Since then they have been in pre-production, and now they have something to show...apparently...Sigh, stupid Work net won't let me see the video icon-screamer.gif
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Posted 07 October 2009 - 11:17 AM

So... nothing new. We already know we're getting this, and this video doesn't actually show us anything. Wake me when there's some actual news.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 11:51 AM

The question is, is this a continuation or a reboot (sorry for the pun)? My hope is that it's a reboot - the original series happened so long ago that it really needs a new direction to work. And technology's changed so much that some of the concepts and metaphors don't quite work...they tried to fix that in the last season, but it didn't cut it.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 12:07 PM

If they take it in a new direction, I hope at least that they treat it like Beast Wars and G1, and that while mostly new, it blends itself into the original mythology in some way to appeal to more long-standing fans. I would generally like to see what became of the original cast and Mainframe.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 12:08 PM

Wow, I'm stoked.

Should be a good time.
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Posted 07 October 2009 - 12:12 PM

as long as I get me some Hex its all good

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 12:52 PM

Wow, this show really gets spread out. I didn't really like the last entries to the franchise (the "season 4" movies), but I'll definitely give this a watch. Hopefully, if this does well enough, it might inspire them to release the show in proper season sets. Season 3 might've come out, technically, but splitting it up into 4 volumes at $50 a piece wasn't a great idea.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 01:37 PM

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as long as I get me some Hex its all good

Dude, she's dead. finally got some characterization outside "insane and obsessive" and they killed her. All you'll find now is trace bits of code, shadows of her former self, and spread so thin throughout the net that it could probably never coalesce again.

I liked the season four movies, they addressed a lot of the hanging plot points, (bob, the guardians and the key tools, ect.) and did it with a fairly good story arc. I just wish they had finished the damn thing.
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Posted 07 October 2009 - 04:58 PM

Well, if it is a continuation, the main creators behind Reboot, and the founders of Rainmaker/Mainframe, left years ago. That's not necessarily a bad thing, as I thought Season 4 was lacking in the writing department, though I'd love to know what Gavin and Ian had planned before they left.

As for the Canadian voice acting, Rainmaker still uses the Vancouver crew for their most recent productions, David Kaye included, so I wouldn't worry about that too much. Although that is definitely not Kathleen Barr, it is just a teaser, so anything could change.
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