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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:52 PM)

My point is that of late, Taiwan's government executed lockdown procedures to great success. Vietnam has done similarly.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (05 April 2020 - 03:34 PM)

Didn't SARS just suddenly stop before it got very far?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (05 April 2020 - 03:24 PM)

*raises eyebrows due to familial knowledge of SARS*

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:43 PM)

It was uncomfortably real in 2011, it's downright scary in relation to the current pandemic.

@  Steevy Maximus : (05 April 2020 - 01:42 PM)

It is, almost to an uncomfortable point.The virus portrayed in that film was FAR more aggressive and fatal than Coronavirus, but the sourcing and spread and impact hit REALLY close to home compared to what we're dealing with now

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 04:50 AM)

Actually on the subject, I've hard a lot of people refer to a 2011 film called Contagion that they think is relevant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 01:11 AM)

Ah well, I'll stick to the classic British sitcoms: One Foot in the Grave, Til Death Do Us Part and They Think It's All Over.

@  TM2-Megatron : (05 April 2020 - 12:53 AM)

There's always the original, cheesy as it is

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (05 April 2020 - 12:10 AM)

Dunno... Tonight one of the major networks showed a movie with plagues.. including that listening to their leader causes the first born to die. ;P So nah.. I think the Stand could work. :D

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 April 2020 - 09:18 PM)

That's probably the last thing anyone needs to see, at the moment. Maybe when we get to the end of June/beginning of July and we can venture back out, it might be possible to find some enjoyment in The Stand.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 April 2020 - 02:08 PM)

I suppose the CBS adaptation of Stephen Kings The Stand will be delayed.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:26 AM)

We'll always be together. Together in electric dreams.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Please remember that in these times of social distancing, we'll always be together however far it seems.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It arrived! Yay!

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Given how the virus lasts about 3-4 days on metals and plastics, it's about the only way to go about getting stuff right now. I ordered a monitor mount for my desk and the delivery has been pushed back twice already.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 11:04 AM)

He ordered it online, says it was to keep those delivery boys in business. I did the same a week ago with some Transformers Studio Series figures off Kapow. Don't know if it's wise or not considering.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 09:12 AM)

You'd be the first. Everyone else has either been frustrated cause the one they wanted was sold out (like during boxing week.) or rushing to replace something broken.

@  RYNO : (03 April 2020 - 08:53 AM)

I actually walked into a store the other day and just randomly decided to buy at 32inch TV. It was just a Vizio, and grabbed a Mounting Bracket for it. No duress. Just a spur of the moment wanted a TV for my master bedroom.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:31 AM)

Conversely: I've never met a person who wasn't buying a TV under duress... so... yeah.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:20 AM)

I think I've met maybe two people other than myself who count cables before buying a TV.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (03 April 2020 - 05:33 AM)

Seriously.. HDMI splitters and switches are so bloody finicky, but most tvs don't have enough inputs.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 05:09 AM)

Just spent a hour trying to get my brothers new Samsung TV to read his Playstation and Blu Ray player only to find he was using a HDMI splitter.

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 April 2020 - 11:07 AM)

I could never master oral bullshittery. But in my day I was quite adept with the written word.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 April 2020 - 11:32 PM)

You have mastered the art of Bulljive. You must use this power only for good, or entertainment.

@  Sabrblade : (01 April 2020 - 08:58 PM)

This morning, for one of my online classes, I had to give a positive oral presentation about a play that I hated having to watch. I went into it completely unprepared and just winged it. My professor LOVED my presentation and thought it was excellent. She believed every word I said and honestly thought that I enjoyed that miserable play. Best April Fools ever!

@  ▲ndrusi : (01 April 2020 - 10:06 AM)

Happy Everyone Thinks They're A Comedian Now Day!

@  Donocropolis : (31 March 2020 - 05:45 AM)

Who, I might add, has never been photographed together with Byteman. Just sayin'.

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 10:27 PM)

Bruce Wayne's cyberpunk cousin?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 09:27 PM)

Laser Wayne

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 09:08 PM)

Luther Unum

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 07:09 PM)

Or Lee Derwon.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:51 PM)

Not to be confused with Leader I

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was Leader Uno

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was the OTHER Leader 1

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Or Sideways.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 05:26 PM)

On the other hand, this is Armada we're talking about. It could have actually been Metroplex.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Christmas Maximus?

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 March 2020 - 01:13 PM)

At least the ozone layer is healing. unless this is a 0.0000000001% thing it's sounds like good news.

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:27 AM)

(But only pretty sure, not 100% sure.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:26 AM)

Pretty sure y'all were thinking of Fortress Maximus yesterday.

@  Bass X0 : (28 March 2020 - 12:38 AM)

Dare! Dare to believe you can survive 2020!

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 March 2020 - 08:18 PM)

Baja Blast is back at retail!

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 03:47 PM)

Shame he wasn't around more. He seemed like such a jolly, happy soul.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 02:16 PM)

No, he was definitely Metroplex. You could tell because he was in Metroplex's distinctive red and green coloration.

@  Paladin : (27 March 2020 - 02:11 PM)

that was Leader-1. or possibly Jolt. maybe Grindor...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 01:57 PM)

Metroplex was in Armada, in a flashback. He was the same size as everybody else. I thought that was the joke.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (27 March 2020 - 12:39 PM)

@Rodimus Supreme: Gah! You are right! How'd I get that mixed up? x.x;

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 12:14 PM)

There is no Metroplex. Only Zuul.


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#21 Pennpenn

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 12:35 AM

Was there ever any word on an Australian Celebi event, of has it already passed, making mocking gestures in my general direction?

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 12:37 AM

Just wait for the Europe one.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 07:43 AM

R.I.P

Meme - the lvl 11 Mudkip he got overconfident! HE DIDN'T THINK THE SHROOMISH'S ABSORB WOULD HIT THAT HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 12:03 PM

You have my sympathy Golbez! He shall indeed be avenged!

Question with shadow foxes, will the japanese Shiny set we got from Megs count for the purposes of these events? It just occurred to me I haven't bothered to go to gamestop to get any of these, and they're going fast!
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 12:21 PM

QUOTE(Zek @ Feb 8 2011, 12:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just wait for the Europe one.


European Celebi won't be Wi-Fi. In fact it's already running in certain countries (Spain, France) and announced in others (Norway, etc.) as a retail event. They're not going to put the rarest Pokemon of any generation up on Wi-Fi for people to download 20 copies of each.

QUOTE(Vestras @ Feb 8 2011, 12:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Question with shadow foxes, will the japanese Shiny set we got from Megs count for the purposes of these events? It just occurred to me I haven't bothered to go to gamestop to get any of these, and they're going fast!


The Japanese Beasts and Celebi will unlock the same content in the English B&W, yeah.

Edited by TM2-Megatron, 08 February 2011 - 12:38 PM.


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Posted 08 February 2011 - 12:41 PM

Finally ran into my first wild shiny since their introduction into the franchise, and killed it on accident with an unplanned critical hit while whittling its health down to catch it icon-wheelie.gif
And the blue psyduck looked cool too

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 12:51 PM

QUOTE(Yertle @ Feb 8 2011, 12:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Finally ran into my first wild shiny since their introduction into the franchise, and killed it on accident with an unplanned critical hit while whittling its health down to catch it icon-wheelie.gif


Always sucks to kill a random shiny. That's why one of the Pokemon I almost always have in my party while wandering the overworld after beating the Elite 4 is a level 100 Smeargle that knows False Swipe (to bring an opponent down to 1 HP without ever running the risk of killing it), Spore (to induce sleep), Spider Web (to prevent running), and Odor Sleuth (so False Swipe can work on ghosts, when necessary). I made sure to get one with the Technician ability (which powers up weaker moves, like False Swipe), and it's always holding a Silk Scarf (which boosts Normal-type moves further), so False Swipe takes as few hits as possible to bring it down to 1 HP.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 02:48 PM

QUOTE(TM2-Megatron @ Feb 8 2011, 12:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Yertle @ Feb 8 2011, 12:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Finally ran into my first wild shiny since their introduction into the franchise, and killed it on accident with an unplanned critical hit while whittling its health down to catch it icon-wheelie.gif


Always sucks to kill a random shiny. That's why one of the Pokemon I almost always have in my party while wandering the overworld after beating the Elite 4 is a level 100 Smeargle that knows False Swipe (to bring an opponent down to 1 HP without ever running the risk of killing it), Spore (to induce sleep), Spider Web (to prevent running), and Odor Sleuth (so False Swipe can work on ghosts, when necessary). I made sure to get one with the Technician ability (which powers up weaker moves, like False Swipe), and it's always holding a Silk Scarf (which boosts Normal-type moves further), so False Swipe takes as few hits as possible to bring it down to 1 HP.

And then it uses Take Down!

#29 TM2-Megatron

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 03:43 PM

Fortunately, nothing's ever had time to use a move like that yet, lol. Smeargle is pretty effective.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 04:55 PM

Well Diamond Nuzlocke is a go!

Pokemon so far!

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 05:49 PM

So, I got a question concerning B/W.

I'm getting a DS Lite and Black for my birthday (curse you, Nintendo! I can't quit you!), and I'd like the know if the DS Lite is capable of picking up the Wi-Fi needed for events like the Shiny Legendaries and the Victini event. Also, will I be able to participate in the Global Link, wireless battles, and similar stuff with the DS Lite?
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 05:59 PM

Yes.


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Posted 08 February 2011 - 06:25 PM

Yeah...I'm sorry...I found that to be a very very silly question.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 06:55 PM

So...nobody knows how the Great Marsh and Safari Zone fit into a Nuzlocke run?

Guess that means they're rule free!
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#35 wonko the sane?

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 07:14 PM

Hell, there's even a way to spoof the in game wireless connection to make it pick up event pokemon by pointing it at the IP addresses directly. Those wifi booths at events are just hot spots which link to a web address which is broadcasting continually. It was... somewhere, in the old thread. Damned if I remember what page though. Which I knew, kinda tempted to go back and start a new game.
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 07:22 PM

Uh.. no.. the wifi booths for the events are DS's with a special card in them.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:06 PM

Good. I haven't really been paying that much attention to this generation, so I wasn't sure which DS could do what.

Thanks!
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:20 PM

QUOTE(EvilEyeSigma @ Feb 8 2011, 06:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So...nobody knows how the Great Marsh and Safari Zone fit into a Nuzlocke run?

Guess that means they're rule free!

hahahahaha you wish.

The first Pokemon you see you can catch, just like everywhere else. Stop trying to cheat.

The fact that everyone else is doing a Nuzlocke amuses me.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:22 PM

QUOTE(Mos'Pharaoh-tu @ Feb 8 2011, 09:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(EvilEyeSigma @ Feb 8 2011, 06:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So...nobody knows how the Great Marsh and Safari Zone fit into a Nuzlocke run?

Guess that means they're rule free!

hahahahaha you wish.

The first Pokemon you see you can catch, just like everywhere else. Stop trying to cheat.

The fact that everyone else is doing a Nuzlocke amuses me.


Asking about something even Bulbapedia doesn't explain and assuming there's no rules for it is cheating...?

I'm not anywhere CLOSE to the Great Marsh yet!
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:25 PM

I shouldn't of done my nuzlocke on Ruby. I forgot that so many trainers early on in the game use full restores!!! its not like they are all Lance from the E4!!



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