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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 July 2017 - 08:52 PM)

*sigh* Yup.

@  Foffy : (24 July 2017 - 06:16 PM)

That's the exact opposite of what Facebook wants to happen, though. They're hoping you get sucked in by other content and end up spending more time on Facebook and/or making an account.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 July 2017 - 04:02 PM)

I hate that these days when you use a permalink to a Facebook post, the rest of the page's material still shows up below. Like, WTF, I only want the old way of seeing the post and nothing else!

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 01:34 PM)

I call bullshit on that

@  MEDdMI : (24 July 2017 - 01:08 PM)

Read the article. Apparently too many comics sets off the machines due to the glossy pages messing up the X-ray

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 01:03 PM)

what possible justification could they have to ban books containing drawings?

@  MEDdMI : (24 July 2017 - 12:56 PM)

Per the article, United appears to be the only airline, but there might be others.

@  Dracula : (24 July 2017 - 12:48 PM)

Like anyone needed another reason not to fly United

@  Evac : (24 July 2017 - 12:46 PM)

No, apparently just United did.

@  Paladin : (24 July 2017 - 12:22 PM)

so the weekend of SDCC, the TSA banned COMIC BOOKS from check-in luggage. http://lechicgeek.bo...ium=LCG FB Page

@  Arazyr : (24 July 2017 - 11:39 AM)

...guy

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2017 - 11:34 AM)

LEAKER DROPS POWER OF THE PRIMES BOMBSHELL! Shrapnel: "No, Bombshell's the other guy"

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2017 - 11:34 AM)

...did RichardT and Nevermore just accidentally do a Cybertron Enquirer gag?

@  Nevermore : (24 July 2017 - 10:52 AM)

Note I wrote "bombshell"in lowercase.

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 10:17 AM)

in this case, face

@  Paladin : (24 July 2017 - 10:16 AM)

depends what appendage its used on.

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 10:15 AM)

I'm something something years old and I have actually never shaved with anything other than electric

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 10:15 AM)

is it worth the trouble?

@  Benbot : (24 July 2017 - 10:15 AM)

Why does a safety razor give a closer shave than an electric razor?

@  RichardT1977 : (24 July 2017 - 10:08 AM)

Nevermore That was Shrapnel, not Bombshell.

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2017 - 10:07 AM)

Deluxe Sludge alone is enough that I probably won't have to eat anything until 2025.

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2017 - 10:06 AM)

I don't know about Paladin, but I personally am fueled by the rage of fans who have a very specific idea of what a Transformers toyline should be.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 July 2017 - 09:23 AM)

What do you mean too good? I don't recall lots of Micromaster updates.

@  Paladin : (24 July 2017 - 09:06 AM)

i remain unconvinced. "if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is."

@  General Tekno : (24 July 2017 - 08:58 AM)

yep - especially given that sure is one hyper easy forensic trail to find everyone involved in the leak

@  Nevermore : (24 July 2017 - 08:56 AM)

"How to lose your job spectacularly".

@  Nevermore : (24 July 2017 - 08:55 AM)

Holy cow.

@  Nevermore : (24 July 2017 - 08:55 AM)

Jesus, that Power of the Primes bombshell leak.

@  Fear or Courage : (24 July 2017 - 08:41 AM)

At least in Canada, they have excellent customer service.

@  Maruten : (23 July 2017 - 11:33 PM)

I've ordered from them several times with no problems.

@  Telly : (23 July 2017 - 11:19 PM)

i havent. but ive only ordered from them a few times

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 July 2017 - 11:16 PM)

Has anyone here ever had trouble with orders from Tfsource before?

@  BlackMax : (23 July 2017 - 09:29 PM)

Good track, but I prefer Paranoid. Is there any tune better for this board? "tell a joke and I will sigh, and you will laugh, and I will cry".

@  Evac : (23 July 2017 - 08:41 PM)

GEN'RALS GATHERED IN THEIR MASSES *GUITAR CHORD* JUST LIKE WITCHES AT BLACK MASSES

@  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?


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#1 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:10 PM

So hey, remember back in the day when we had a bandwagon where everyone had an "ask me" thread (except Devcon, who had a "don't ask me" thread, because he's a crotchety old fart)? Well I was doing it before it was cool.

And now, bring me your problems so that I may solve them in ways that, should you follow my advice, may or may not get your hurt, expelled, arrested, or possibly deported.

#2 Ironbite

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:21 PM

Show me the way to inner peace that doesn't involve selling my soul to various demons just to see what the hell would happen in the bidding war.

Ironbite-also, pale moonlight devil danced with have you ever?

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#3 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 06:41 PM

QUOTE(Ironbite @ Oct 10 2011, 07:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Show me the way to inner peace that doesn't involve selling my soul to various demons just to see what the hell would happen in the bidding war.

Ironbite-also, pale moonlight devil danced with have you ever?

I hear good things about meditation and the removal of material possessions. I remain unconvinced, but if you need storage for said possessions while you try, let me know. You may also want to know that your soul isn't worth a whole lot on the infernal market, all those explosions and respawns are making it somewhat...less than mint condition.

And the devil has thirty-seven left feet. Or at least that's how many times he stepped on mine.

#4 The Doctor Who

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 10:12 PM

How do I achieve perfect Zen-like harmony?

#5 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 01:45 AM

QUOTE(The Doctor Who @ Oct 10 2011, 11:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How do I achieve perfect Zen-like harmony?

By pushing through the chaos and hatred and spite until you snap and then coming out the other side of it.

Alternately, drugs. Loooooots of drugs.

#6 Vestras

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:37 AM

Which is the lesser evil: To write fan-fiction, and thus lose any real ownership or to borrow heavily from a source to influence an original story?
Clearing out some old TFs and Mugenbine in my BST Thread. You know you want some of these.

#7 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 04:20 PM

QUOTE(Vestras @ Oct 11 2011, 12:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Which is the lesser evil: To write fan-fiction, and thus lose any real ownership or to borrow heavily from a source to influence an original story?

If you plan to have something published, better to be derivative than just to blatantly rip off. David Eddings made a career of taking common fantasy literature tropes and building great stories around them. (Except for the Dreamers, but let's forget that ever happened.) If you're just going to leave it on the internet, fan fiction will get more attention than something with an original name. So it depends on your intended level of exposure.

If said level of exposure approaches the indecent, keep it to yourself. The internet has more than enough of that already. Goddamn people making Transformers bukake......

#8 Ironbite

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 04:31 PM

Ugg...the Dreamers. Its like he was seeing how many times and from how many perspectives he could write ONE GOD DAMN STORY FROM! hug me.

Ironbite-bring on the hot little red heads

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#9 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 04:40 PM

The entire series had pacing problems, and most of the characters were pretty flat and boring, but it's mostly the massive deus ex machina ending that bothers me. Oh hey, those last four books suddenly never happened. What a payoff!

The Redemption of Althalus did the same basic story better, in one book, with far less plot devicery. Which is saying something when the entire plot revolves around two plot devices.

#10 Ironbite

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 05:50 PM

To be fair, I gave up after the second book. Just...couldn't take it anymore.

Ironbite-Redemption is such a better story.

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#11 Firebird1

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:06 PM

Did you want American or Swiss?

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#12 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:16 PM

QUOTE(Ironbite @ Oct 11 2011, 06:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
To be fair, I gave up after the second book. Just...couldn't take it anymore.

Ironbite-Redemption is such a better story.


I read through it when it was first released in paperback (because I'm a cheap bastard) out of sheer stubbornness, hoping it would improve. It didn't.

Then I read through it a second time a few months ago to see if it really was as bad as I remembered. And...yeah, it pretty much was.

QUOTE(Firebird1 @ Oct 11 2011, 07:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Did you want American or Swiss?


Provolone.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:30 PM

marble string cheese .. comes in a 16 pack..mmm black diamond
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#14 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:59 PM

I'm amazed. You actually made a post without a Youtube video.

Then again, it IS the full moon....

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:03 PM

Goons or Pythons?

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:24 PM

who moved my cheese?

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 11:05 PM

*Pushes in a petrified Roman solder*

Enjoy!



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#18 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 09:36 AM

QUOTE(The Doctor Who @ Oct 11 2011, 09:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Goons or Pythons?


I can't hear "pythons" without thinking of Hulk Hogan back before he looked like a saggy balloon made of over-tanned leather.

QUOTE(skyshadow @ Oct 11 2011, 09:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
who moved my cheese?


There are many possibilities. Maybe Ironbite stole it. Maybe Firebird1 was talking about it and went to make me a sammich. Maybe it spontaneously developed legs, either to escape or just to piss off creationists. Personally, I blame global warming.

QUOTE(Firebird1 @ Oct 12 2011, 12:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
*Pushes in a petrified Roman solder*

Enjoy!


Great, I needed a doorstop. Now where's my sammich?

#19 Vestras

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 01:31 PM

What do you want on your Tombstone?
Clearing out some old TFs and Mugenbine in my BST Thread. You know you want some of these.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 05:11 PM

how do we stop the brony infection before it consumes all of mayhem? and where the hell is my thread?