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@  MEDdMI : (19 April 2019 - 09:21 PM)

oof, yikes. Good luck.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 April 2019 - 09:18 PM)

We're in the middle of a kitchen reno and NOTHING will be done until tuesday. I could beat a four day weekend with a hammer right now if it meant I could use my stove again.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Can't beat 4 day weekends either.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 April 2019 - 06:47 PM)

I prefer later shifts myself, but my 3 day weekend shift isn't bad. Nice to work without those administration busy bodies poking around.

@  Nevermore : (19 April 2019 - 04:12 AM)

Yeah, traffic is a plus as well. Rarely got any trouble getting to work on late shift (even with the neverending construction site on the highway), and when my shift is over, there's hardly any traffic at all anymore.

@  MEDdMI : (18 April 2019 - 06:27 PM)

while I don't have weekends consistently off, working 2nd shift isn't so bad. I'm more likely to do stuff before work than after (when I'm already tired). Plus no rush hour traffic

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 April 2019 - 05:03 PM)

Switching shifts constantly is never good for one's health. There was a time when I worked overnights steady for about 2 years; did wonders for my health, as well

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Don't miss early shift (and especially switching back and forth every two weeks) a bit.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:36 PM)

Man, permanent late shift really has done wonders for my overal well-being. Never having to get up early for work, staying up late, weekends off... a ot of my coworkers think I'm crazy, but late shift is really my preferred shift.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

(My total lack of sleep on that day might have contributed, though.)

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

At noon, it was warm.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:33 PM)

On Monday, we went on strike early in the morning, I was also wearing to jackets and gloves and my toes and fingers were freezing.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 April 2019 - 04:31 PM)

Nope, right now my days are doing that. Frigid at night (Well, just below zero, but still.) and warm enough to be always be ill prepared during the day.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Today it's so warm I had to take a shower to wash off the sweat after a lengthy bike trip.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

This past Friday I was wearing two jackets and winter gloves outside and took a hot bath when I returned home.

@  Nevermore : (18 April 2019 - 04:27 PM)

Is "April weather" an issue in other countries as well, or is that specifically a German phenomenon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Well, when you understand the history of the area it make sense. It's basically a series of countries buying the place, moving in, saying "we rule you people now", and the locals shrugging and responding, "okay, you have fun with that".

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2019 - 07:58 AM)

When did we all turn into Henry Higgins?

@  unluckiness : (16 April 2019 - 03:16 AM)

To be fair, most Americans can't get the hang of English, so I can understand why.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:15 AM)

(And yeah, Calliope is a Greek muse, not French, but the street was named BY the French when they took over.)

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 April 2019 - 03:10 AM)

In New Orleans there's a bunch of streets with French names that are pronounced by locals with a more English emphasis, for example "Calliope Street" is pronounced "CAL-lee-ope".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 11:56 PM)

I figured as much for Canadians.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 11:37 PM)

hm; whenever I've heard people talk about the school they said it the same way as the cathedral...but I guess that's in Canada, so they're probably more familiar with the cathedral than the school

@  Dracula : (15 April 2019 - 11:11 PM)

There's plenty of place names in the US like that. Around here we have an "el doh-RAY-doh," and up north there's a Cairo that's pronounced "kay-roh"

@  RichardT1977 : (15 April 2019 - 09:56 PM)

Yeah, the common pronunciation of the University is probably the reason most Americans don't pronounce the Cathedral name correctly.

@  Arazyr : (15 April 2019 - 08:03 PM)

That's my understanding of how the two are supposed to be pronounced as well.

@  Echowarrior : (15 April 2019 - 07:42 PM)

When I'm talking about the cathedral, I say "noh-treh dahme". When I talk about the university, I say "noh-ter dayme". I don't see a problem with that.

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 06:26 PM)

guessing "Hunchback" just got bumped WAY down the list for Disney's live-action remakes...

@  Patch : (15 April 2019 - 05:56 PM)

We all pronounce it wrong, so no one knows enough to care.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM)

It'd be odd for most Americans not to know how to pronounce Notre Dame, considering they have a University with the same name that's the subject of a relatively popular film based around a sport most Americans love

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Three or four more hours will be needed to contain the fire.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 04:22 PM)

Update from France 24: the Paris Fire Brigade says two towers and the main structure of the cathedral have been saved from complete destruction.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:57 PM)

One does not have to speak French to know that rhyming with "voter name" is off the mark.

@  Locoman : (15 April 2019 - 03:51 PM)

Really? It's an international tragedy and you're zeroing in on the people who maybe don't speak French?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:44 PM)

@Tm_Silverclaw I just read on BBC News that the cause is not yet clear, but officials suspect the fire could be linked to renovation work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 April 2019 - 03:42 PM)

Oh boy, here we go with the U.S.-American newscasters who can't pronounce "Notre Dame" correctly.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 April 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Too soon to say.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 April 2019 - 03:20 PM)

Do we know if it was an attack? Arson? Or just bad wiring?

@  Nevermore : (15 April 2019 - 02:10 PM)

Religion is dead?

@  Paladin : (15 April 2019 - 02:01 PM)

major cathedral burning down on Holy Week is some kind of metaphor.

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Hard to believe a wonder of the world could just be wiped out so easily. Hopefully they can still save it

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 12:51 PM)

Well, Notre Dame is burning down

@  Benbot : (15 April 2019 - 10:05 AM)

yikes I thought the site was going to be down for a while

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:07 PM)

So, time for another strike. No sleep for me tonight. Oh well.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:04 PM)

Think Game of Thrones "light" meets Cabaret and you get the idea.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 09:03 PM)

Kinda sorta, just with more intrigue, conspiracy, depravity, crime and violence.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 April 2019 - 06:37 PM)

So it's like a prequel to Cabaret?

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 04:02 PM)

And man, characters are smoking literally EVERYWHERE.

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:27 PM)

Also, full frontal male nudity. (There's been quite a bit of female nudity since episode 1.)

@  Nevermore : (14 April 2019 - 03:26 PM)

Episode 6, and Hitler is randomly name-checked.


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#12361 HomelessOne

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 08:11 PM

Romanizations may vary

 

Gjallarhorn's political intervention into the Arbrau central parliament escalated into an armed conflict using mobile suits. The incident was brought to an end by Tekkadan, a group of boys who came from Mars.
News of Tekkadan's exploits has also reached the ears of Wistario Afam, a youth born and raised at the Radonitsa Colony near Venus. Venus, which lost to Mars in the contest for development, is a remote frontier planet in which the four great economic blocs show little interest. It is now used only as a penal colony for criminals, whose inhabitants don't even have IDs.
Then Wistario, who hopes to change the status quo of this homeland, encounters a girl who claims to be the guide to the Urdr-Hunt.

Edited by HomelessOne, 06 January 2019 - 08:11 PM.

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 04:47 AM

The SD Zaku is adorable, and I want to buy more of it. :love

 

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After typically spending several non-continual days on an HG, it's kind of refreshing to have been able to churn this guy out in just one day.

 

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Also, I finally remember what specific piece of media these proportions reminded me of: MS Saga for the PS2 - which I now kind of regret never playing, since based on the playthroughs I found on YouTube I think I might have enjoyed it. :(

 

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The modularity of the SD/CS frame even means that that game's MS customizability is emulated from the get-go! :D

 

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My only gripe about the CS line: I will eventually amass an army of these squat robot skeletons, with not much use for them. :wtf

 

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Edited by Demovere Xeno, 07 January 2019 - 04:48 AM.


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 01:22 AM

https://www.gundamki...geki-hobby.html

 

Straight build of the Gustav Karl.


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Posted 08 January 2019 - 10:41 PM

*looks up the Gustav Karl on the Gundam wiki*

 

...That thing's a mass-produced unit? :o



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Posted 09 January 2019 - 08:51 AM

*looks up the Gustav Karl on the Gundam wiki*

 

...That thing's a mass-produced unit? :o

 

Well it was originally from "Hathaway's Flash".  All the MS's from that are pretty damn overpowered, culminating with the Xi and Penelope.

 

There is a reason that MS's were shrunk after that, well besides the issues with the kits that necessitated the size change in the story.



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Posted 09 January 2019 - 03:03 PM

HGCE

 

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 12:45 AM

https://www.gundamki...-d-release.html

 

Jegan D-Type as a P-Bandai release.


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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:24 AM


"The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud." ~Coco Chanel

 

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:38 AM

That actually looks really good.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 08:39 AM

I am excited for this.  Hathaway's Flash has really needed an animated adaption considering how important it is in the timeline, and it has some really interesting MS's in it too.

 

I wonder how much it will be different from the original novel.  The novel was a direct sequel to the CCA novel, and that meant there were already some things that were a bit divergent from the CCA movie to start with.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 02:37 AM

Wow. The Base Jabber in the first 30 seconds looks like Ray Smuckles making a motorcycle jump over Mount Everest. Not promising.

 

More ominously, though, apparently the writer did... Build Divers.

 

That's a bad sign.




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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:34 AM

I don't know. Thirst for Ayame pushed ME on a rampage.

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 02:00 AM

Built Figure-riseMechanics Haro. This is a really nice kit, understandably outclassing the smaller ones released on back of Build Divers. The newly Okawara designed inner frame is goofy but Bandai have delivered a great representation of the Gundam mascot.

You actually get an alternate transparent shell to display the inner frame and the kit can add a separately sold LED unit. Figure-rise really seem to be Bandai's A game.

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 11:07 PM

Okay I don't even know what a gunkblam is, but oh my. Stumbled across a bunch of these little guys yesterday and they are so cute and so fun and so cheap. This first guy is a little rough around the edges (literally hahahahahaetc) but half way through I bought some remarkable sprue-murderers and now every cut is a perfect work of art that feels like being hugged by a bubblegum-scented puppy dog. Like, I just want to cut things off sprues all day.

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Does anyone have advice on where to go next if I want to follow this somewhere? (I will of course start perusing this thread I never cared about before, and perhaps discover such advice within.)

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 11:12 PM

Stumbled across a bunch of these little guys yesterday and they are so cute and so fun and so cheap.

Good news, you just became a Build Fighters character.

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 01:14 AM

https://www.gundamki...lease-info.html

 

Here comes a Maganac. Let's predict how many P-Bandai releases it leads into.


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Posted 19 January 2019 - 02:07 AM

Okay I don't even know what a gunkblam is, but oh my. Stumbled across a bunch of these little guys yesterday and they are so cute and so fun and so cheap. This first guy is a little rough around the edges (literally hahahahahaetc) but half way through I bought some remarkable sprue-murderers and now every cut is a perfect work of art that feels like being hugged by a bubblegum-scented puppy dog. Like, I just want to cut things off sprues all day.

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Does anyone have advice on where to go next if I want to follow this somewhere? (I will of course start perusing this thread I never cared about before, and perhaps discover such advice within.)


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Posted 19 January 2019 - 02:16 AM

https://www.gundamki...gher-links.html

 

Another kit for Narrative. It's shown up in trailers but the exact name is a bit of a spoiler.


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Posted 20 January 2019 - 01:51 AM

Okay I don't even know what a gunkblam is, but oh my. Stumbled across a bunch of these little guys yesterday and they are so cute and so fun and so cheap. This first guy is a little rough around the edges (literally hahahahahaetc) but half way through I bought some remarkable sprue-murderers and now every cut is a perfect work of art that feels like being hugged by a bubblegum-scented puppy dog. Like, I just want to cut things off sprues all day.

 

*snip*

Does anyone have advice on where to go next if I want to follow this somewhere? (I will of course start perusing this thread I never cared about before, and perhaps discover such advice within.)

If you're just going for minimal work, may I suggest getting the panel-lining Gundam Markers? Black will work for general use, but you can also grab the Gray and Brown ones to make the lining more subtle: gray for light-cool color plastic, brown for warms, and black for darks.

 

Oh, also get a hard rubber eraser - preferably one with sharp corners. You can use it to erase the excess ink from the panel lines to clean up your work.

 

https://www.gundamki...lease-info.html

 

Here comes a Maganac. Let's predict how many P-Bandai releases it leads into.

Wing sure is getting quite a bit of love lately. HG/RG Sandrock incoming? :p

 

Also, the two Sisquiede CS look pretty interesting.



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Posted 20 January 2019 - 09:03 AM

https://www.gundamki...lease-info.html
 
Here comes a Maganac. Let's predict how many P-Bandai releases it leads into.


Betting a version of this is in Build Divers season 2.



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