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@  TheMightyMol... : (23 July 2017 - 06:29 PM)

Once again, there is pain, I bring flame, I bring cold. I'm the blood red sandman, coming home.

@  Evac : (23 July 2017 - 06:26 PM)

Yo, when Team Skull meets you, they don't even greet you!

@  LBD "Nyt... : (23 July 2017 - 06:23 PM)

Yooooooo

@  Evac : (23 July 2017 - 06:15 PM)

Yo.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (23 July 2017 - 06:14 PM)

Once more, I have returned. w00t.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 July 2017 - 02:01 PM)

Macross Delta sucks but I listen to the music anyway.

@  MEDdMI : (23 July 2017 - 09:46 AM)

And dealing with me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 July 2017 - 08:47 AM)

Don't forget the rock music and D&D.

@  unluckiness : (23 July 2017 - 07:52 AM)

He certainly doesn't have the time to be employed full-time what with all the war-stoking, dinosaur fossil burying, pornographing and etc

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 July 2017 - 06:44 AM)

Look, I'm TRYING, okay?

@  Bass X0 : (23 July 2017 - 06:40 AM)

The devil is a part-timer!

@  Nevermore : (23 July 2017 - 06:32 AM)

I always took it to be a catch-all term for "person or thing of the same name" regardless of which came first.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 July 2017 - 10:06 PM)

So technically it could be either way and not be wrong, but it is more apt to be Kalidor's example.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 July 2017 - 10:05 PM)

one that has the same name as another; especially : one who is named after another or for whom another is named

@  Kalidor : (22 July 2017 - 09:45 PM)

I think the official meaning is that a namesake is the person or thing that is named after something else. So the USS Kalidor would be Kalidor's namesake

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2017 - 08:30 PM)

I thought it was either?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2017 - 08:27 PM)

It is very irritating that no one seems to agree on whether the word "namesake" refers to the thing that came first or the thing that came second.

@  2017 : (22 July 2017 - 07:19 PM)

I'd like it, but I really don't have the cash or the justification.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2017 - 02:48 PM)

Anyone still need a Chaos on Velocitron set? Found one at TRU today...

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 July 2017 - 01:27 PM)

He REALLY likes blowing stuff up.

@  Dekafox : (22 July 2017 - 12:42 PM)

G1 Scattershot's 3rd mode gimmick?

@  MEDdMI : (22 July 2017 - 12:04 PM)

Nothing can be more awkward than the crotch rubsigns.

@  Bass X0 : (22 July 2017 - 11:28 AM)

well, they had to go somewhere.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2017 - 02:54 AM)

TR Quake's shoulder symbols are very awkward looking

@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

..er myself.

@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

NOT RESPONDING

@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

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@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

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@  Kalidor : (21 July 2017 - 10:58 PM)

Couldn't say it bett.....

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 July 2017 - 10:33 PM)

You just don't appreciate the speed of a solid state drive until you have to use an old laptop with an old spinning drive

@  Patchouli Kn... : (21 July 2017 - 08:32 PM)

If there's at least one, you can army-build.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2017 - 07:25 PM)

Are there even enough toys of him to collect?

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 July 2017 - 04:21 PM)

A nerd.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 04:19 PM)

Speaking of, what do you call someone who collects toys of the Marvel character The Collector?

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 04:18 PM)

What about people who collect the "Die Hard" movies?

@  wonko the sane? : (21 July 2017 - 03:54 PM)

A lot of the die hard collectors don't need to be louder...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 July 2017 - 03:22 PM)

@Nevermore Benbot means "amped" as in excited. I believe the term is shorthand for (a sound) amplifier.

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 03:10 PM)

Or is "shorthand" a synonym for "amputated"?

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2017 - 03:10 PM)

Is "amped" shorthand for "amputated"?

@  Benbot : (21 July 2017 - 12:28 PM)

I am amped! But I also have standards.

@  Fear or Courage : (21 July 2017 - 08:38 AM)

I consider Thew to basically be the model toy collector. We should all aim to be so amped about the thing we collect.

@  Pennpenn : (21 July 2017 - 07:21 AM)

And some people are just whiny jerks who like to complain about stuff and don't realise that, so will invent irrational grievances to fuel that need.

@  Rycochet : (21 July 2017 - 06:13 AM)

A lot of toy collectors don't seem to get that the things the collect are toys.and have unrealistic expectations of what's doable in a modern retail environment. You're not going to get a $100 figure's worth of parts and paint for $20 or less and gimmicks are needed tomake the toys actually, you know, fun.

@  Foffy : (20 July 2017 - 09:40 PM)

Not necessarily. With the right condiments, they can taste surprisingly nice.

@  Evac : (20 July 2017 - 09:37 PM)

I think most toy collectors are bitter in some form.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:37 PM)

...or maybe I'm the bitter one?!  Oh no.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:32 PM)

And I don't even mean that everyone should love it all. But it does seem to bring the angrier ones in from the lurking.

@  Diecast : (20 July 2017 - 09:29 PM)

It's these reveals that always remind me how exceptionally bitter a large portion of toy collectors are on other forums.

@  Sean Whitmore : (20 July 2017 - 07:06 PM)

SDCC toy reveals make adults happy by telling them what they can get eventually. Kids don't care what they can get eventually, you make them happy by getting them whatever's available now.

@  Jalaguy : (20 July 2017 - 06:10 PM)

They exist, they just don't show them at SDCC because they assume that the adult fanbase doesn't care about them.


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#1 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 06:05 PM

Behold!

http://www.botcon.co...c11schedule.cfm

I think I actually envy the out-of-towners staying in hotels. On Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, it looks like I'll have to drive home and come back to get to everything (20-30 minutes each way, given traffic).

Edited by Sean Whitmore, 19 May 2011 - 06:06 PM.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 06:33 PM

QUOTE(Sean Whitmore @ May 19 2011, 04:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Behold!

http://www.botcon.co...c11schedule.cfm

I think I actually envy the out-of-towners staying in hotels. On Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, it looks like I'll have to drive home and come back to get to everything (20-30 minutes each way, given traffic).


I think I understand. Although I don't envy them enough to pay all that extra hotel money (when I do have the option of going to my own home each night), there's something to be said for having a place to crash on-site mid-day. It's harder to just leave and come back if you have to go all the way home to do so.

Still, I can't complain. I'm getting by a lot cheaper than most folks.

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 07:38 PM

Man that schedule is HOT!

Awesome about the script readings, and the fact that they're getting people from Transformers Prime to do a script reading too! I wonder who will be there?

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 08:06 PM


Where's MSTF?


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Posted 19 May 2011 - 09:02 PM

I'm confused by all the different package pick up listings. If that for the boxsets, or what? I'm attending the Wednesday customizing class, does that mean the box sets will be up for those attending?

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 09:10 PM

QUOTE(C16 @ May 19 2011, 07:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm confused by all the different package pick up listings. If that for the boxsets, or what? I'm attending the Wednesday customizing class, does that mean the box sets will be up for those attending?


That's how it sounds to me.
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Posted 19 May 2011 - 09:15 PM

QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ May 19 2011, 09:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Where's MSTF?

They didn't have it last year, looks like it's not coming back.

QUOTE(C16 @ May 19 2011, 10:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm confused by all the different package pick up listings. If that for the boxsets, or what? I'm attending the Wednesday customizing class, does that mean the box sets will be up for those attending?

You should be able to pick it up Wednesday night.

Randy


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Posted 19 May 2011 - 09:16 PM

QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ May 19 2011, 06:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Where's MSTF?

They don't do it every year. Although I do note sadly that they seem to pick the Pasadena BotCons not to do it at, I can certainly understand that it's a struggle to keep fresh after doing it so often.

Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 19 May 2011 - 09:16 PM.


#9 Walky

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 09:23 PM

Well, we've written an MSTF, so I hope that was just an omission.

#10 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 10:05 PM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ May 19 2011, 07:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, we've written an MSTF, so I hope that was just an omission.


How does one get in on that? Writing one, not attending.
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#11 Walky

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 10:52 PM

Be really good at procrastination, mostly.

#12 Sean Whitmore

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 10:58 PM

Pfft, easy. If I didn't have that quality nailed, my web comic would update more than once a week.
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Posted 20 May 2011 - 02:33 PM

The Panels link has been updated with a brief summary of each of the panels:

http://www.botcon.co.../bc11panels.cfm

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 11:49 AM

No space in the schedule for MSTF this year on the days the panel room is reserved for, which was the situation last year. There's a buttload of stuff going on, and, well, priorities.


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Posted 23 May 2011 - 12:03 PM

QUOTE(M Sipher @ May 23 2011, 09:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No space in the schedule for MSTF this year on the days the panel room is reserved for, which was the situation last year. There's a buttload of stuff going on, and, well, priorities.


M "Freshness Was Never A Concern... Otherwise We Wouldn't Use G1! Ba-Boom!" Sipher

Honestly, I'd almost rather it WAS due to you guys needing a break (more the point of my comment I think you're referencing re: "freshness"), especially since "too much going on" was the excuse made the last time it was in Pasadena. However legitimate that excuse is. We're kinda getting left out.

Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 23 May 2011 - 12:03 PM.


#16 M Sipher

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 12:10 PM

.... nnnno, we did one in Pasadena, 2009. It was 2010 in Florida that the schedule didn't have room.


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Posted 23 May 2011 - 12:14 PM

QUOTE(M Sipher @ May 23 2011, 10:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
.... nnnno, we did one in Pasadena, 2009. It was 2010 in Florida that the schedule didn't have room.


M "Location Has Nothing To Do With It" Sipher

There was? I just missed it? (I wasn't at BotCon 2010 at all, so it's not about my being confused about which convention) If so, then I simply extend my apologies. I don't know how that happened, though....

(to be clear, I wasn't making any accusations that anyone was purposely avoiding Pasadena. Just pointing out what I thought was an unfortunate coincidence.)

Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 23 May 2011 - 12:16 PM.


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Posted 23 May 2011 - 05:07 PM

MSTF is on strike until the BotCon mugger is brought to justice.

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 07:24 PM

I'm not going this year, so it doesn't affect me directly. But I'm still kinda bummed by this.

I'll be honest, the MST3K is a goofy fan-thing, yes, but its also been one of the most fun events at any of the Botcons I've been to. It's one of the more grassroots, fan based, fan-run feeling convention bits, yet still something non hardcore fans can really enjoy. It was EASILY the most fun panel for my wife when she came. She's not a big TF fan, but she really laughed and enjoyed the MST as much as I did.

Frankly MST3K IS a Botcon priority to me. It's #2 right behind the Hasbro preview panels for "must attend"

Even though I won't be there either way, I'm really very sorry to hear about it taking a backseat.


ZacWilliam, feels a little like it's being treated like an unwanted red-headed stepchild by the new, more "professional/hollywood" Con when it was my "favorite son" of the smaller older geeky Botcon's past

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#20 M Sipher

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 09:26 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ May 23 2011, 08:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ZacWilliam, feels a little like it's being treated like an unwanted red-headed stepchild by the new, more "professional/hollywood" Con when it was my "favorite son" of the smaller older geeky Botcon's past

I can pretty definitively say that this is not true. The first part, I mean.

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Edited by M Sipher, 23 May 2011 - 09:35 PM.

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