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@  unluckiness : (21 July 2019 - 09:04 AM)

"Perhaps I misjudged you. Proceed on your way to the couch."

@  Donocropolis : (21 July 2019 - 07:33 AM)

I'm just afraid of what my wife would do to me if it showed up at our door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 July 2019 - 01:23 AM)

Giant Robot Satan has that effect on people.

@  Ashley : (21 July 2019 - 12:31 AM)

So, I might not be able to get Hasbro Pulse Unicron because my mother is afraid of it

@  Pennpenn : (20 July 2019 - 09:58 PM)

But that's neither here nor there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Six of one, half-dozen of the other.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Both maybe?

@  Benbot : (20 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

Do you need a criminal lawyer or a criminal, lawyer.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 10:40 AM)

I don't suppose the allspark has any criminal lawyers from Georgia. ;P

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

It seems like, with these kind of things, anything not TF-specific is either in an existing thread or just not discussed since they're not part of something deemed important enough to get its own thread already.

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Yeah, but it's for Transformers specifically

@  Gryllid : (19 July 2019 - 12:39 PM)

There is. It's called "SDCC 2019 thread"

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:24 PM)

no general SDCC thread?

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:08 PM)

I never even bothered to see it.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2019 - 10:30 AM)

O never hated it, the whole thing was an Indiana Jones movie. I didn't care for the CGI, but that's just nature of the beast.

@  Paladin : (19 July 2019 - 07:58 AM)

sidebar- has enough time passed that we can stop irrationally hating "Crystal Skull" yet?

@  Telly : (18 July 2019 - 09:18 PM)

after 38 years and i dont know how many viewings, today is the first time i noticed indiana jones doesnt use a revolver in the bar fight in raiders...

@  Kalidor : (18 July 2019 - 05:33 PM)

@Sabrblade Depends on when you're here. I used to have the backups happen once daily, now I have them happen once per hour so you might often see a hesitation at the top of every hour for 30-45 seconds.

@  Locoman : (18 July 2019 - 05:11 PM)

isn't that just Modern Family

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:45 PM)

that's right. my gym teacher is a clown. new series coming to disney channel next fall

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

all these clowns are making me run really fast.

@  Sabrblade : (18 July 2019 - 12:10 PM)

All this awesome SDCC news is really making these boards run slowly.

@  Bass X0 : (18 July 2019 - 07:54 AM)

Racism must be stopped. No matter the cost.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Tine to stop buttering it up.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 July 2019 - 09:43 PM)

Well shucks.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 July 2019 - 08:14 PM)

The joke is a husk of its former self.

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

Pop.

@  Shrug : (17 July 2019 - 10:15 AM)

Something something... corn bread?

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2019 - 07:21 AM)

Ok, ok. Enough of the puns and let's all thank Kal for the amaizeing job he did.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 06:24 AM)

by now I think this jokes' been creamed.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

Who gives the orders in cybernetic warfare?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Zea mays

@  Xellos : (16 July 2019 - 09:53 PM)

Isn't that a kernel of truth.

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 08:43 PM)

huh. suddenly the Squawk is popping.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Not placing much stalk in this conversation.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 06:22 PM)

That's so corny.

@  Shrug : (16 July 2019 - 06:07 PM)

It's absurd how happy I am that a post of mine made the front page of Reddit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Aww, shucks.

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:45 PM)

Not till I taste the corn

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 05:43 PM)

You guys aren't being very nice. You're supposed to tell me I did "good, really good!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:40 PM)

Just don't go beyond the rows.

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

Left over from the failed Beast Machines sequel, Beast Farmers

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

It's techno-organic corn

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:26 PM)

We have a cornfield? Can I get a few ears?

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:56 PM)

And lastly, if it becomes too much hassle to deal with - it might just get sent into the cornfield and replaced with a Discord box anyway. So cool it.

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Second thing is we do actually have the ability to ban users specifically from using Shoutbox if it's being abused like that

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Hey all - just a reminder and heads up. The Shoutbox has been kept here as a courtesy because it's what you folks like in lieu of Discord - but a few things to remember is that P&R should stay in P&R and isn't really something that needs to be dragged out here in the most public of spaces.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Done.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 10:25 AM)

You can make a new one. I doubt anybody would stop you.


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#241 Shanghai

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 12:13 AM

QUOTE(Fenix Twilight @ Aug 24 2010, 09:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Man, hearing someone actually say "Bayformers" is totally different that reading it on a forum, that is to say it sounds incredible stupid

It's always been stupid.

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 12:33 AM

QUOTE(Shanghai @ Aug 24 2010, 10:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Fenix Twilight @ Aug 24 2010, 09:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Man, hearing someone actually say "Bayformers" is totally different that reading it on a forum, that is to say it sounds incredible stupid

It's always been stupid.


All of those "insert another word into a name to express distaste" nicknames are stupid. I wish people could hear them out loud more often.

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#243 Fenix Twilight

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 04:11 PM

Well yeah I agree.

But hearing it spoken was just doubly stupid.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:26 AM

Tom Croom's self-denial, cowardice, and flat-out stupidity slide even further off the scale. I love how the best response he can muster is, "Come to my panel in 2011 and then you'll see that I'm right and you're wrong."

http://www.tomcroom....p=6715#comments

Edited by Suspsy, 26 August 2010 - 11:27 AM.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:45 AM

Don't get me wrong, you're totally entertaining me and you're totally right, but isn't it time to just ignore them? I'd quickly get frustrated if I were you.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:47 AM

These two douchebags are going to defend their dumb little panel to the bitter end. May as well just leave them be.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 12:24 PM

As far as I'm concerned, the entire thing absolutely ended when Pete outright won with:
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Wait a second Tom. Are you saying for people to fully understand and appreciate your panel they actually have to see the WHOLE panel in PERSON?!? That’s just CRAZY talk…

Next you’ll be saying that to fully appreciate BotCon you have to see the WHOLE show in PERSON. Oh, wait a second. That’s what I said…

Well, I am glad you finally have realized that to get the full experience of something you have to judge it by its whole and not just by its parts.

Edited by Galenraff, 26 August 2010 - 12:25 PM.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 12:33 PM


I'd say it ended when Tom said outright that he would never give BotCon a good review due to the importance of validating his initial bad one:
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Next year, we?re considering spending some crazy money for the top level ticket experience to see if the event is any better.
If it is? Then we were right in our analysis that those who spend the big money get the real show (as opposed to the off the street Joes.)
If it isn?t? Then we?re still right? because then the entire show is a failure as far as fan convention standards are concerned.


A picture-perfect glimpse at pathological ego-driven vindictiveness. One could just as well read a whale-watch cruise review by Ahab.

An attitude like that would probably be quite threatening to the organizer of a Tallahassee TotoroCon, which likely could not survive controversial "press" in the podunk circuit. Hence the business model for Wasabi Anime's mafiosi shakedown tactics. In this case Croom picked a target that is too big, too established, and too mobile to bully, and what has happened since is basically the part in "A Christmas Story" where that yellow-eyed punk finally gets his beatdown.

Edited by Thylacine2000, 26 August 2010 - 12:34 PM.


#249 Esser-Z

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 06:49 AM

Always a nice feeling when something like that happens, yeah. Bully finally gets out of his league, gets smacked down.

#250 Suspsy

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 09:01 AM

QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ Aug 26 2010, 01:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A picture-perfect glimpse at pathological ego-driven vindictiveness. One could just as well read a whale-watch cruise review by Ahab.

An attitude like that would probably be quite threatening to the organizer of a Tallahassee TotoroCon, which likely could not survive controversial "press" in the podunk circuit. Hence the business model for Wasabi Anime's mafiosi shakedown tactics. In this case Croom picked a target that is too big, too established, and too mobile to bully, and what has happened since is basically the part in "A Christmas Story" where that yellow-eyed punk finally gets his beatdown.


I was not entirely sure what you were talking about until I checked Shortpacked and read this:

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A little History Lesson?

Wasabi Anime was created back in 2001. At a TINY convention called Anime Express, they offered a ?free? breakfast to everyone at the con. Since most people slept IN THE VIDEO ROOMS at this con, a free breakfast was wonderful! Except it wasn?t free. It was a cult initiation. Basically, if you joined their ?club? or started subsidiary clubs and sent him dues, you would get discounts at anime stores (Not sure if anyone did) and other ?benefits?.

Wasabi started ?helping out? at conventions. Since he had a group of friends/followers/toadies he could promise a con X amount of help (volunteers, running video rooms, etc) in exchange for some passes and panel time. Eventually his control grew and grew.

His core group of followers became like the SS. You couldn?t diss Tom without them going for your throat. And if a convention didn?t want Tom?s help, well, Wasabi would find some kind of problem with the con and start a boycott. Or they would just smear the people running it.

If Wasabi/Tom was part of your con and you spoke against him, well then he?d threaten to take away his volunteers? and since most of the volunteers were his, he could effectively shut down a con.

If any of his followers tried to leave Wasabi, they might as well become lepers. Friends who were in Wasabi and tried to leave were told they could not volunteer at a con if they quit. Basically, they were blacklisted.

At one convention, the rules stated you had to be in the room by the start time to be in the cosplay convention. For ?some reason? the start time was delayed for a half an hour? at which time Tom returned from the store and the contest began. He wasn?t disqualified? in fact he ?won? an award.

He destroyed the reputation of a con photographer who used to show proof that Wasabi?s ?Animusicals? weren?t filled to capacity as Tom claimed.

His group attends every con both large and small? EXCEPT those who refuse his help. He calls one of the biggest conventions that is Sci-Fi/Anime a ?flea market? con because of the large dealer?s room. Yet another con that is smaller and similar is considered wonderful? since he has panels at it. Some tiny cons are promoted if he?s involved, but others that refuse his help are maligned.

Don?t even get me started on his wife?s cosplay group (the girls of Wasabi Anime) who won best of show for dressing up as the girls in the Fanta commercial? AT AN ANIME CONVENTION with the reasoning that Fanta is sold in Japan (even though the commercial was American).


It's a shame he can't be arrested for failure to be a human being.

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#251 Mouse_Pad

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 09:24 AM

So he runs a Nerd Mafia? That's kind of funny.

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 09:38 AM

Seriously. It's just a damn convention.

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 10:28 AM

Not to Croom it ain't.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 27 August 2010 - 12:26 PM

Now I want Botcon to be in Flordia more often just because its something he can't control.

did they try and pull this junk with the Star Wars Celebration?
"Some people collect other characters like Jazz or Hot Shot and its encouraged, but I stockpile Cybertron Crosswises and that makes ME the strange one."

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 12:35 AM

It sounds to me like these guys deserve lifetime free tickets to Botcon.

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 07:05 AM

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It sounds to me like these guys deserve lifetime free tickets to Botcon.


Why reward people for being ignorant asshats? ....wait, are you a lawyer or something?!

They should reward them with free tickets every year, but the tickets say "use special entrance", and the special entrance leads them to a room that locks them in, and shows Beast Wars constantly.

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 12:16 PM

QUOTE(Suspsy @ Aug 27 2010, 10:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was not entirely sure what you were talking about until I checked Shortpacked and read this:


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Posted 30 August 2010 - 10:13 PM

Anyone who refers to himself like this: 'We even elevated our geek status last year as Transformers Super Fans'

= an instant roll of the eyes and ignore from me.

'Transformers super fans'. Seriously?

How can you type/say that about YOURSELF with a straight face?



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Anyone who refers to himself like this: 'We even elevated our geek status last year as Transformers Super Fans'

= an instant roll of the eyes and ignore from me.

'Transformers super fans'. Seriously?

How can you type/say that about YOURSELF with a straight face?


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Posted 31 August 2010 - 05:07 PM

Wow. I tried watching some of those videos. They are about a million times worse than I could have comprehended. Why do a Transformers panel if you get just about every 'fact' in it completely wrong?