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@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV


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#1201 Moroboshi

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:49 PM

Yeah, not every vehicle came with a driver back in the RAH days and it was fine (heck, in the '90s, they would sometimes mention on single-packed figures' file cards what vehicles they preferred to drive). Seeing what would potentially be a great figure (great-looking design and detail) but then having it be compromised by such limited articulation...well, I'd rather fewer or no figures with the vehicles over such a tease/frustration.

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#1202 Onyx Minor

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:53 PM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Jul 16 2012, 04:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Since I have found absolutely none of any of the figures...

What's the deal with the variants? Have they been released as well?


What variants are you talking about?

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:00 PM

Probably means the T'Gin-Zu and other repaints of the DG figures.

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

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:18 PM

QUOTE(Onyx Minor @ Jul 16 2012, 10:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NightViper @ Jul 16 2012, 04:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Since I have found absolutely none of any of the figures...

What's the deal with the variants? Have they been released as well?


What variants are you talking about?


QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 16 2012, 11:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Probably means the T'Gin-Zu and other repaints of the DG figures.


Yup. I have to be honest and say that any news beyond the initial photos of production samples has completely slipped me by when it comes to the variants. I know there was one Storm Shadow/T'Gin-Zu on card that someone found, but I didn't read where - it could have been an actual sighting or just more production samples.

I'm mainly just interested in the gray Duke/Moondancer.

#1205 Onyx Minor

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 06:58 AM

QUOTE(NightViper @ Jul 16 2012, 10:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Onyx Minor @ Jul 16 2012, 10:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(NightViper @ Jul 16 2012, 04:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Since I have found absolutely none of any of the figures...

What's the deal with the variants? Have they been released as well?


What variants are you talking about?


QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 16 2012, 11:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Probably means the T'Gin-Zu and other repaints of the DG figures.


Yup. I have to be honest and say that any news beyond the initial photos of production samples has completely slipped me by when it comes to the variants. I know there was one Storm Shadow/T'Gin-Zu on card that someone found, but I didn't read where - it could have been an actual sighting or just more production samples.

I'm mainly just interested in the gray Duke/Moondancer.


Has anyone actually found these anywhere yet? I have to admit, they look great. Need more Cobra soldiers and officers.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:40 AM

Nope- those haven't been reported in the wild.

As for the regular DG Joes, even Depriest said in one of the panels that he can't find them and they're working on trying to get wider distribution.
 
 
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 10:48 AM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jul 17 2012, 09:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As for the regular DG Joes, even Depriest said in one of the panels that he can't find them and they're working on trying to get wider distribution.


So, it is true that I live in a magical land of hard to find toys. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:46 PM

Generalsjoes has reviews of Retaliation wave 2 Roadblock and Snake-Eyes.
http://generalsjoes..../roadblock.html
http://generalsjoes..../snakeeyes.html

I like that this Roadblock is a bit shorter than the first-wave/3-pack figure. That was a bit of a gripe for me, having him tower over Resolute Roadblock/Night Adder/Road Pig, this one should fit in better.

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

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 17 July 2012 - 06:11 PM

I've always thought nail guns would make cool weapons...

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 10:12 PM

QUOTE(Onyx Minor @ Jul 17 2012, 05:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've always thought nail guns would make cool weapons...

That Dreadnok who drives the Doom Cycle has one. You'd have to remove the safety of course, and I can't imagine they'd have a very useful range but fun nonetheless.
 
 
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#1211 Detour

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 10:52 PM

They should do a Dreadnok with that cattle-stunner weapon that villain with the goofy hair had in No Country For Old Men.

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

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:11 AM

QUOTE(Dake @ Jul 17 2012, 10:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Onyx Minor @ Jul 17 2012, 05:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've always thought nail guns would make cool weapons...

That Dreadnok who drives the Doom Cycle has one. You'd have to remove the safety of course, and I can't imagine they'd have a very useful range but fun nonetheless.


Cool! I still have that sealed because I did not get to open it before we moved. I'm saving that entire box of toys for Christmas...'cause Daddy is the only one who buys him toys. icon-fire.gif icon-screamer.gif

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 01:20 PM

QUOTE(Detour @ Jul 17 2012, 06:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Generalsjoes has reviews of Retaliation wave 2 Roadblock and Snake-Eyes.
http://generalsjoes..../snakeeyes.html

There's a sheath for his sheath?

In a time of cutbacks, fewer accessories, reduced articulation, etc... I'm sure glad we can get priorities like this. icon-primal.gif

#1214 Detour

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:08 PM

Yeah, I gotta admit I'm a bit baffled at that one. It's an interesting look but I'm not sure how that's practical.
Maybe the movie'll have that backpack and explain it?




Also, I just spend 70$ shipped to get an unmasked SDCC Jinx... I feel so shamed... icon-screamer.gif

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 10:44 PM

Is anyone still missing some of the 30th Anniversary Joes?

I found Lifeline, Sci-Fi, Airtight, and Law + Order at TRU today. Cost + shipping for whoever wants them.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 02:08 AM

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Is anyone still missing some of the 30th Anniversary Joes?

I found Lifeline, Sci-Fi, Airtight, and Law + Order at TRU today. Cost + shipping for whoever wants them.


Just found Sci-Fi a few week back. I am majorly dissapointed about never finding my PoC Destro, Crazy-legs, Jungle-bat, ect...
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#1217 Detour

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:36 AM

QUOTE(Sean Whitmore @ Jul 18 2012, 11:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is anyone still missing some of the 30th Anniversary Joes?

I found Lifeline, Sci-Fi, Airtight, and Law + Order at TRU today. Cost + shipping for whoever wants them.

Yes, I still need all four.

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

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:12 AM

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Is anyone still missing some of the 30th Anniversary Joes?

I found Lifeline, Sci-Fi, Airtight, and Law + Order at TRU today. Cost + shipping for whoever wants them.


Just found Sci-Fi a few week back. I am majorly dissapointed about never finding my PoC Destro, Crazy-legs, Jungle-bat, ect...


That's the wave I missed too. I already spent 30 on both the Rock Viper and Shadowtracker. What a pain.
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#1219 Detour

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:24 AM

I lucked out and found a loose complete Shadow Tracker at Toy Wars for a little over 10$ but I never ever found the Rock-Viper. icon-screamer.gif

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

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:44 AM

Its hugging frustrating. Especially since that whole wave rules. And I'm so ridiculous I decided I NEED ninja temple guardian snake eyes, because naturally I don't have enough snake eyes.

Anybody come across any Dollar General guys in the wild either? I know Hasbro admitted they're pretty sparse right now, but any sightings would give me hope.
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