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@  The Doctor Who : (24 March 2019 - 06:00 AM)

Minnesota, but I think it's only mentioned in, like, a side comic or something.

@  Maximus Ambus : (24 March 2019 - 05:57 AM)

Ever wonder what state Carly was in after 'The Rebirth'.

@  fourteenwings : (24 March 2019 - 02:15 AM)

I don't think it's right to feel indignation at people telling you that Americans might also have feelings and you should consider them before squawking yet more things in the same vein.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Intervening? It's not like much of anything that happens in this box is prompted.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 March 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I suppose I would normally feel indignation right about now, but with you I am merely unsurprised that you are intervening in a conversation to express your typical brand of disapproval.

@  Cabooceratops : (24 March 2019 - 01:06 AM)

Nitefort x ]

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 12:50 AM)

I'm not super fond of Nevermore's habit of using the Shoutbox to complain about TFW users, but those usually seem to be things he's personally witnessed and not anecdotes that he only has confirmation bias to backup, so I can believe he isn't just being smug.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 12:47 AM)

Amusing? Don't try to pretend you aren't being selective by picking things that support a narrative you're building.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 March 2019 - 12:46 AM)

Shield Agent: this and the previous anecdote didn't sound like you have any reason to believe them beyond confirmation bias, so bringing up these things compulsively achieves nothing beyond making you look smug.

@  fourteenwings : (24 March 2019 - 12:23 AM)

Well I guess Fortnite sounds cool? Maybe it made more sense before the gameplay started to focus on the Battle Royale bit?

@  fourteenwings : (24 March 2019 - 12:22 AM)

To be fair this is only a few days after your very comprehensive thing about St. Patrick's Day. Oh also I guess that thing about the Estonian currency exchange so that's like three entire "Americans!" squawks this week.

@  Maruten : (24 March 2019 - 12:22 AM)

Not that Nitefort is any more sensible obviously.

@  Maruten : (24 March 2019 - 12:21 AM)

I tend to forget that it's called Fortnite because my 3yo calls it "Nitefort" so that's how my whole family refers to it.

@  Maruten : (24 March 2019 - 12:21 AM)

I assume the name is derived from the fact that one can build forts? But the nite part is a stretch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 March 2019 - 12:17 AM)

Hence I thought it would be an amusing anecdote to share as I am not a gamer, but other pop culture-invested people here probably would be, and thus perhaps they would have different relevant experience to share.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 March 2019 - 12:16 AM)

In fact before now I did not feel "superior" for knowing the word "fortnight" because I was raised to believe it was a rare but standard term.

@  Copper Bezel : (23 March 2019 - 10:33 PM)

Eh, it's not a common word in the US, so ... like I sincerely hope no one's feeling superior about it but I wouldn't assume.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 March 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Shield Agent: What is up with your compulsion to bring up every anecdote that supports your superiority complex towards Americans?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 March 2019 - 09:22 PM)

What I don't get is: what is a game titled "two weeks" even about?

@  Trpodeca : (23 March 2019 - 09:16 PM)

What strange people

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 March 2019 - 09:11 PM)

Interesting. I have just been informed by several Britons and Australians that since the debut of Fortnite, they have encountered Yanks who do not believe that "fortnight" is a real word.

@  Kayla Kaon : (22 March 2019 - 09:22 PM)

https://discord.gg/jMPfJWk

@  Kayla Kaon : (22 March 2019 - 08:05 PM)

What is up sexy people! Everyone having fun tonight?

@  Rycochet : (22 March 2019 - 01:01 PM)

If they don't take it down or back off, then unfollow. At least then they'll know why people are distancing themselves.

@  Rycochet : (22 March 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Call them out because if nobody challenges them on nonsense, they'll only sink deeper into their rabbithole of stupidity.

@  Benbot : (22 March 2019 - 11:26 AM)

When someone makes a deliberately hateful and dishonest post on Facebook, do you angrily call them out on it, or just ignore or defriend them?

@  Xellos : (22 March 2019 - 11:11 AM)

Dunno, I did watch Combiner Wars...

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 04:37 AM)

Also, nobody try watching last year's Stargate Origins: Catherine "webisode". My god, I've never seen anything so atrocious

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 04:36 AM)

Having watched the full decade's' worth of episodes during the last 4 or so weeks, the cult leader Goa'uld was Setesh/"Seth"

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 04:00 AM)

I missed a whole bunch of stuff in the Squawkbox. Huh. It's been a long week.

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 03:52 AM)

That or Old Testament God with his whole nuking cities, random plagues, brutal pogroms, absurd set ups to test followers faiths, etc etc as a very not rogue Goa'uld.

@  Pennpenn : (22 March 2019 - 03:48 AM)

1) Spite. 2) I'm fairly sure at least one episode did actually have a Goa'uld who'd be hiding out on Earth since the rebellion and had been host swapping and running cults, 3) mostly yeah spiteful contrivance to see Christain groups lose their collective shit.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 02:49 AM)

If you don't take paypal, and the item isn't a local pickup (in which case Cash is acceptable), I'm pretty sure you need to have some alternative credit card processor you're able to take payment through

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 March 2019 - 02:48 AM)

Technically eBay doesn't own Paypal anymore, but even so I haven't seen an auction in years that didn't take Paypal as a form of payment.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 March 2019 - 11:01 PM)

I was gonna ask "aren't eBay and Paypal basically the same people" but turns out that hasn't been true for a while.

@  Trpodeca : (21 March 2019 - 07:41 PM)

I think the issue is that we paid with Paypal, but they don't accept Paypal.

@  Trpodeca : (21 March 2019 - 07:40 PM)

I don't think so.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 March 2019 - 07:30 PM)

Can you pay via paypal?

@  Trpodeca : (21 March 2019 - 07:25 PM)

I think we can't transfer the money into Euros. So that's unfortunate.

@  Trpodeca : (21 March 2019 - 07:21 PM)

Well we bought it, but the payment doesn't seem to have gone through.

@  Nevermore : (21 March 2019 - 06:56 PM)

What problem?

@  Trpodeca : (21 March 2019 - 03:44 PM)

Well that's unfortunate, the German comic we're missing is on ebay, and we bought it but seem to have run into a problem.

@  MidnightFox : (21 March 2019 - 11:18 AM)

If anything in context to the show, Jesus would most likely have been a human nearing ascension. We have various examples of near ascension humans exhibiting the same abilities as miracles attributed to Jesus.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 March 2019 - 09:42 AM)

Yeah, but neither the russians or the US military shared any information about the goa'uld to the public. And there was more than likely enough devout in both regimes that they wouldn't have accepted that as a possible answer anyway.

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 March 2019 - 09:25 AM)

Jesus would not have been a Goa'uld, he would have been an ancient ascendant :p

@  MidnightFox : (21 March 2019 - 09:20 AM)

Well, d'uh. But it also made sense within context of the series even with actual ancient alien theorists connecting everything in every religion to aliens.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 March 2019 - 09:18 AM)

More to the point: you don't piss off the bulk of the potential demographic by outright stating that even the supposedly one good god was really just a snake in your head.

@  MidnightFox : (21 March 2019 - 08:15 AM)

Why would they? The show was very clear about the Goa'uld not knowing what happened on Earth after the rebellion, which happened way before the advent of Christianity.

@  Pennpenn : (21 March 2019 - 02:16 AM)

To be honest they did ignore big chunks of the stuff from the movie. Also never had the balls to portray Jesus as a rogue Goa'uld (yeah yeah I know shut up).

@  Echowarrior : (20 March 2019 - 08:57 PM)

The original Stargate movie was okay for what it was. SG1 was a decent show that probably lasted too long. Atlantis was a decent show that could've lasted a little longer. Universe...gah. There were exactly two characters on that show that I liked, and neither was enough to help it in my mind.


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#1 ExVee

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:12 AM

Quite a bit of remolding that I guess nobody's clearly seen before outside of Botcon?
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Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:15 AM

That is looking VERY nice.

Best guess the Takara one will be a deep Orange.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:16 AM

It's amazing how much better he looks than Inferno. Yellow just suits that mold way more than Red.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:18 AM

I'm just entertained how far they had to go to be able to even get the toy named close to the original name.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:45 AM

Wow! Hasbro went the extra mile in terms of retooling this guy! I wouldn't have expected anything beyond the new crane, but here we are with new hands, feet, forearms, and head. Very nice.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:48 AM

J Gargoyle.... you win. They did do one and it looks good.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 01:51 AM

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"Solar Storm Grapple" sounds like some kind of weird old anime series or something...

I keep wanting to see this name as a demented homage to the Phoenix King...

It does look nice!

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 02:12 AM

I'd probably be unable to resist the urge to call mine "Erector"

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 02:16 AM

QUOTE(Pennpenn @ Oct 2 2010, 01:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'd probably be unable to resist the urge to call mine "Erector"


Actually Movie Mudflap would be a better Erector.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 03:47 AM

QUOTE(Autobus Prime @ Oct 2 2010, 07:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
"Solar Storm Grapple" sounds like some kind of weird old anime series or something...


"Legendary Construction King: Solar Storm Grappel!"

This is so very bought.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 04:17 AM

This reminds me of Tenchi Muyo! GXP where Tennan finds out every lucky ship name has been registered and left with nothing else except one that sounds like jive.

Also Lord Bravery who had to change his name to Lord Smoked Meats and Fishes.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 05:43 AM

Can I get one in blue, please?


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Posted 02 October 2010 - 06:03 AM

Feels like there should be a few more alt mode paint apps, particularly on the crane boom.

I appreciate the heavy use of remolding; makes me feel less dumb for buying a 3rd version of the mold.

Name change is hilarious.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 06:16 AM

Poor Grapple is completely defenseless, though.
Hasbro perhaps should've thought about giving him a gun-hand like the original toy/character model had.

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

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 07:01 AM

Too mad about the lack of a gun not that he was known for fighting, but he is a soldier. What with the way the hands are molded, it's like they were make to hold Wrek-Gar's handle bars?

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 07:35 AM

So I guess "Grappel Grip Mudflap" was not an accident, then?
"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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Posted 02 October 2010 - 08:02 AM

QUOTE(Nevermore @ Oct 2 2010, 06:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So I guess "Grappel Grip Mudflap" was not an accident, then?


Seeing as Grappel is now his 'offical' name, that sounds more like an adventure game command then a toy name.

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 08:20 AM

Man he looks great!

I really hope Takara does a full on orange head and body. I'm still impressed with the amount of retooling on this guy, the head, the crane, the forearms, the panels on the arms, the feet. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 08:46 AM

QUOTE(Octavius Prime @ Oct 2 2010, 07:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Feels like there should be a few more alt mode paint apps, particularly on the crane boom.

I appreciate the heavy use of remolding; makes me feel less dumb for buying a 3rd version of the mold.

Name change is hilarious.

agree it looks really plain, and little to yellow

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 08:50 AM

QUOTE(Database @ Oct 2 2010, 09:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Nevermore @ Oct 2 2010, 06:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So I guess "Grappel Grip Mudflap" was not an accident, then?


Seeing as Grappel is now his 'offical' name, that sounds more like an adventure game command then a toy name.

Yes. "Adventure" game. icon-wildride.gif