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@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 December 2018 - 01:35 AM)

The most unrealistic thing (from a U.S. perspective) is that Florida isn't underwater!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 December 2018 - 01:35 AM)

I was reminded today of a funny thing about Star Trek:

@  Pennpenn : (15 December 2018 - 09:58 PM)

Whatever they can sell it for?

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 December 2018 - 09:48 PM)

Geez, WTF do those China sellers on eBay need my phone number for?

@  Pennpenn : (15 December 2018 - 09:44 PM)

Does the PotP voyager Starscream's chest stick out so far in combiner torso mode? It's kinda weird how much Elita Infinite's back seems so empty up top but very... protruding lower down.

@  Pennpenn : (15 December 2018 - 01:26 AM)

Trying to fit Elita One's combiner head back into her torso is a pain in the arse (and not just because her torso becomes her arse in combiner torso mode)

@  RichardT1977 : (14 December 2018 - 10:04 PM)

Power corrupts and corruption empowers.

@  Echowarrior : (14 December 2018 - 07:10 PM)

Welcome to real life...at least until enough people get fed up and they break out the guillotines.

@  Pennpenn : (14 December 2018 - 06:58 PM)

It's almost as if the people with the most money have funneled money into making the systems of government and law serve their purposes in retaining their wealth, no matter how harmful, counterintuitive, or just flat out evil they have to be. Huh.

@  Rycochet : (14 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

https://www.motherjones.com/media/2015/10/mother-jones-vandersloot-melaleuca-lawsuit/

@  Rycochet : (14 December 2018 - 02:45 PM)

Some states have laws against that, but they're in a tiny minority. There are plenty of cases where rich people have gone after journalists and their employers for accurate reporting, lost, but still left their targets saddled with hundreds of thousands ofdollars in legal fees and no hope of recovering anyof the money because a partisan judge has decreed that while they're innocent, they're not innocent enough.

@  Rycochet : (14 December 2018 - 02:43 PM)

The american system is as bad, there are plenty of cases of billionaires or corporations filing libel suits purely to kill reporting or activisim against their activities. SLAPP suits. Strategic Lawsuits against public participation.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2018 - 12:48 PM)

e.g. British libel laws place the burden of proof on the accuser, which is how we wind up with Emirati billionaires suing Western journalists in British courts

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2018 - 12:46 PM)

Never visited the UK in my life, but reading about British laws in the news gives me the vibe that British culture inherently protects the wealthy and established.

@  Anonymous X : (14 December 2018 - 12:39 PM)

Sounds a lot better than labour law in the UK. It's bare minimum standards here, you don't get any employment rights as such in the first two years of employment (and the employer can arbitrarily reset the clock). Unions are limited to a few public sector professions as well; in the private sector, there basically aren't any unions.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:25 PM)

Bonus points if your company has a works council. The employer is required by law to hear the works council prior to giving you your termination. The works council cannot prevent your termination if the employer really insists on going through with it, but if the employer failed to hear the works council, didn't wait for the works council to respond, or failed to tell the works council *all* the relevant details, the termination is legally invalid due to a technicality.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:23 PM)

The employer has to tell you the reason for your termination if you explicitly ask for it, and if you can prove the reason is factually incorrect, the employer may lose the case.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:21 PM)

For all its flaws, I really like a lot about our German labor law. Here, if you're under a permanent contract and have been continually employed for over six months, employers can only fire you for reasons that fall into one of three categories defined by law, and the burden of proof is on the employer's side in a potential court case.

@  Paladin : (13 December 2018 - 05:38 PM)

in brightest day or blackest night?

@  Bass X0 : (13 December 2018 - 05:25 PM)

Finally we get a Greenlight toy.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 December 2018 - 04:58 PM)

See.. In America they would just fire you for having the wrong color shoes on or some BS reason.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:13 AM)

And hey, in addition to the clocked extra hours, I earned an additional 50% overtime bonus.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:12 AM)

This past Saturday, in full expectance of a strike this week, I worked a full extra shift. They assigned me and some of the other volunteers to a totally pointless task, while some ladies were seriously sweeping the floor. When asked how long I was planning to stay, I smiled and said "a full shift!"

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:10 AM)

"You were asking for volunteers, right? I'm staying." - "But we have no more work for you!" - "I don't see how that's *my* problem..."

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:10 AM)

It's possible to use that to troll the employer a little, though... Once they allow voluntary overtime, they cannot backtrack from that. So once you notice you're rapidly running out of work, you just decide to do overtime out of spite.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:08 AM)

Now if there's *no* strike... people eventually run out of work.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:07 AM)

Amazon is prepared for strikes... they just hire way too many people for the Christmas season. If there's a strike, they still have enough (albeit inexperienced) workers.

@  Steevy Maximus : (12 December 2018 - 07:49 PM)

Not one bit :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 December 2018 - 06:46 PM)

@Steevy Did you read TM2's post? "Amazon.de".

@  Paladin : (12 December 2018 - 06:37 PM)

just wait until the European economy collapses up its Brexit-shaped asshole.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 December 2018 - 06:22 PM)

Probably not a ton of people, no. Although I'd say I order from one European Amazon site once every month or two, myself. Usually UK, but sometimes Germany as well. France and Italy a couple times, too. There are some good Blu-Ray releases that are exclusive to Europe

@  Steevy Maximus : (12 December 2018 - 06:00 PM)

I'm not sure a European strike is going to impact North American customers.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 December 2018 - 04:13 PM)

Well, somebody must've been working 'cuz I had an order in with Amazon.de that got shipped out the other day

@  Echowarrior : (12 December 2018 - 01:29 PM)

Amazon.

@  Benbot : (12 December 2018 - 01:01 PM)

AOL?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2018 - 08:22 PM)

Also, strike has been extended. So no working for 50 minutes. Would have been fun, though.

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2018 - 08:21 PM)

I said numerous times already that I work at that big American corporation that begins with "A".

@  Waspinator : (11 December 2018 - 07:21 PM)

Preferably the equivalent of Lara Croft or Indiana Jones a thousand years from now

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 December 2018 - 02:26 PM)

The turkeys... The answer is always the Turkeys.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 December 2018 - 02:05 PM)

Who would be the heroes in this situation?

@  Waspinator : (11 December 2018 - 02:03 PM)

When I die, I want my body to be part of a puzzle solution. Like, have my skeleton pointing at the clue the heroes are supposed to find.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (11 December 2018 - 12:38 PM)

Can you say where you work at? Or is that private?

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

It's completely pointless... whch is exactly the point. Hundreds of workers showing up 50 minutes before their shift is over.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

We're on strike until midnight tomorrow (Tuesday->Wednesday). Which means I will clock in at midnight and work until my shift is over... 50 minutes later.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2018 - 02:48 PM)

Hahaha, awesome.

@  Cybersnark : (09 December 2018 - 09:36 PM)

But The Pillows prefer to kill you with Poison Rock'N'Roll

@  Rodimus Supreme : (09 December 2018 - 10:23 AM)

Pillows can kill you softly.

@  Pennpenn : (09 December 2018 - 07:26 AM)

His song.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 December 2018 - 05:34 AM)

But is anything killing you softly?

@  Pennpenn : (09 December 2018 - 03:03 AM)

Oh don't be ridiculous. Some things are killing us quickly!


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#1 Starfield

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 10:37 PM

Why does Heavy Load, a G1 guy (well, a "Classic series" guy?whatever that is) have a Mini-Con partner?

As we all know, the Decepticons found Heavy Load is his laboratory with his brain module fried out due to hundreds of years of exposure to toxic chemicals. He was essentially useless to the Decepticons at this point, so they assigned Drill Bit to him to see if he could do anything with him to make him functional enough to be of some kind of use.

Drill Bit discovered that by Powerlinxing with Heavy Load, he could very easily take over his body, since his broken mind could not put up any kind of resistance. To Drill Bit's surprise, Heavy Load retained all of his chemistry skills deep within his sub-processors. A "restored" Heavy Load climbed the Decepticon ranks, with nobody really realizing that it was Drill Bit that was controlling his actions. In those times were Drill Bit could not be there to guide him, Heavy Load amused himself by torturing Autobots and develops poisons and corrosive bombs for Decepticon gangs.
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What's the deal with Hound's bracket that Ravage rides on?

On a scouting mission, Hound intercepted a signal that Soundwave inadvertently left unencrypted. Hound relayed the signal back to Autobase for analysis by Hubcap. It was discovered to be a control signal that coordinated the cassette's transformation and docking and undocking with his chest. Hubcap developed this into a device which would allow Hound, at short distances, to force cassettes to transform and dock with a specially designed stasis clamp installed on his Jeep mode, allowing the cassettes to be captured. However, if this trick is ever used in the presence of Soundwave, he will realize he needs to reconfigure his protocols.
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What happened to Rev? (Yes, movieverse Breakaway #1 is Getaway.)

He wanted to retire as Getaway's partner, so his Powermaster abilities were transferred to a rechargeable Powermaster Key, which, like Rev, runs mostly on hamburgers and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 12:36 AM

I came up with something similar to your Heavy Load story during Energon. I characterized Rapid Run as being a "front" for his two Mini-Cons who had been generally rejected by the Bulks because their special ability was to take control of whoever they Powerlinked to. The Rapid Run body was a corpse left over from the Unicron Battles which their powers could reanimate. I never really worked out the practical explanation for switching between heads that would be distinct from what Sideways had already done, though. He/they were affiliated with the Terrorcons under Scorponok's command.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 01:16 AM

Why the Military Patrol (Decepticons) work with the Battle Patrol (Autobots)
With Dropshot(Decepticon) the new Pilot of Groundshaker(Autobot)

Just before the final weeks of the great war the Military Patrol lost a member of its unit Bombshock to a Decepticon attack they where aided and saved by the Battle Patrol
who lost Groundshaker there commander of there base they downloaded Groundshakers mind into the base its self and Dropshot who has a simular alt mode became the pilot

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 01:55 AM

Universe Hotshot:

upon the loss of Vector Primes' corporeal existence in the UT timeline the mini-con Jolt becomes the new guardian of time space, instantly becoming a nexus point for all other versions of himself throughout the multiverse. Sensing the presence of Unicron in other realities Joltprime reconfigure himself and his formerArmada partner and transports them across existences to continue the battle for the side of order.

-and then I realized I can't use Prime in that context now.

Edited by Destron D-69, 13 November 2011 - 01:56 AM.


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Posted 13 November 2011 - 06:21 AM

Oooh boy.

Let's start near the beginning:

The Quintessons are not so much a race as a way of thought.

While the originally Cephalapodic species of the Quintessons still rules, many other species have been absorbed into their transorganic existence, offering near-immortality, the freedom to engage in whatever endevour one desires, and freedom from scarcity.
In that respect, they are much like the shattered glass quintessons, however through immortality and freedom from restraint brings decadence, and cruelty. The Quintessons lacked for nothing, and saw themselves as gods.
To unite their empire they built an artificial planet around a star, acting as a new capital world, and supplying them with limitless power from the star.

To serve them as they lived in luxury, they built servitor robots of many designs, fufilling many different forms and fuctions.
Unfortunately for the Quintessons, their knowledge of science was too perfect, the energy from the star, even as it was forced to age ahead of its time into a blue dwarf, acted as the spark that was needed to bring their slaves' artificial programming to full awareness.
It took generations for the first cybertronians to fully awake, and even longer for them to chafe at the restraints. Even as they were shipped off-world to become slaves or guardians on the thousand worlds of the Quintesson imperium, a small group decided that they would never be more than product to the Quintessons, never viewed as equals. And so they plotted.

These thirteen ringleaders found allies amongst the other cybertronians, armed themselves with what they could find or make, and eventually struck. A great war errupted, the slaves rose up, and threw off their shackles, and forced the Quintessons off world, although the final battle was decided between the 13 heroes, forged in battle, against the Devourer, a humanoid weapon created by the Quintesson scientist Primacron.

With the battle concluded, and the corpse of the Devourer reduced to rubble in cybertron's orbit, the Quintessons were driven from Cybertron, supposedly never to return. Here a new battle began, as brother turned on brother.
Megatronus Prime argued that the Quintessons must be exterminated, for they would never let the cybertronians have their freedom. Prima Prime, declared that he simply wanted the Quintessons off world, they would no longer be a threat, and cybertron would be able to remain free.
In the end, Megatronus murdered Prima in an ambush, and pinned the blame on the Quintessons.
When the truth emerged, Megatronus was sentenced to Imprisonment. The primes now knowing of an ancient Quintesson transwarp gate deep within Cybertron. Here, bound and disarmed, Megatronus was sentenced into a realm of pure fire, or rather, transported into the heart of a star far, far across the void. Before he was gated away, Megatronus, now stripped of his name, and dubbed "The Fallen", proclamed that he would return to plague the galaxy again, and all who would not join him would perish in war.

Berift of the leadership of Prima, and with the shock of this primal fratricide, the Primes were forever sundered, and many left Cybertron, seeking other worlds to guide or rule, as they saw fit.
Meanwhile a Golden Age developed on Cybertron, gates to link other worlds were created and new worlds were seeded with Cybertronian life. The wreckage of the battle with the Devourer had settled into an asteroid belt and a system of moons, where Modus Prime, the smallest of the original 13 rebels, had brought his "minicon" bretherin to dwell, although within the largest of the moons, the ember of the Devourer still burned, and he drank the light coming from the star within cybertron, and he plotted.

Amongst the far stars, the Quintessons were no longer united, and their mighty empire fell apart, their worlds sundered with each world claiming their right to rule the others, and the devastation of worlds commensed, until only a handful were left.
In this expanse of shattered worlds, the remaining Quintessons wait, remember the time they were once as gods, and plot.

At the core of the galaxy, near the event horizon of a black hole, the Scientist Primacron dwells, planning to reclaim the world he views as his, and to create a new servent, more powerful than the Devourer. And so he plots.

In a star, the Fallen exists, in constant agony, the very metal that made up his body disolving in the plasma fires of creation, screaming vengence upon his fellows and their children, as his rage becomes all that sustains his spark, until it merges with the plasma of the star, and his spark of darkness becomes a field of energy and rage, he does not plot, for now he has nothing left but anger, and a desire to cover the entire galaxy in his red light.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 07:54 AM

Return of Optimus Prime is an OVA, the Rebirth is its sequel. G1 ends with Burden Hardest To Bear

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 09:12 PM

I actually think I might add that to my own canon Cavalier

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 10:42 PM

QUOTE(Cavalier @ Nov 13 2011, 07:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Return of Optimus Prime is an OVA, the Rebirth is its sequel. G1 ends with Burden Hardest To Bear

What does "OVA" mean?

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 11:51 PM

orignal video animation

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 11:58 PM

a pair of ovaries

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 12:05 AM

Kid friendly kid friendly! icon-fire.gif

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 04:15 AM

My personal canon is based steeply in a combination of Armada and Animated. Basically the plot of Animated, but with the cast of Armada and Minicons instead of the Allspark.

I just wish I had the toys to support it.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 04:32 AM

Beast Machines never happened

Everybody went home satisfied and Megatron rotted in jail.


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Posted 14 November 2011 - 05:56 AM

QUOTE(Starfield @ Nov 13 2011, 10:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Cavalier @ Nov 13 2011, 07:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Return of Optimus Prime is an OVA, the Rebirth is its sequel. G1 ends with Burden Hardest To Bear

What does "OVA" mean?


It's anime-speak for "This didn't actually happen, but we wanted to do it any. Enjoy!". Most of the time at least.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 07:14 AM

When it comes to personal canon I don't have much of a one, but I do have a Crisis-style explanation for multiversal singularities that I'm fond of - I like to think that there used to just be one universe, but the forces released in the Thirteen's final battle with Unicron were so catastrophic that they shattered reality itself and it splintered into the multiverse. And it's because they existed before this shattering happened that Unicron, Primus and the Thirteen are singularities.

EDIT: And after a moment's further thought, I've just decided that the "Aligned" continuity is the "New Earth" in this scenario - what the universe would be like if it had never splintered, thereby explaining its kinda odd (kinda nonsensical) "separate from the multiverse" status.

Edited by Chris McFeely, 14 November 2011 - 07:32 AM.


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Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:53 AM

Sideways is Tarantulas.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:32 AM

I actually went so far as to draw up a full MS Word document listing of changes I'd make to A/E/C; anyone who wants to see the full shebang can shoot me a PM.

The gist of it?

Armada: The kids would be re-written so that they'd be rounded characters instead of being so relatively flat; in the process, they'd actually become useful for more than just finding the occasional Mini-Con crystal *and* it would explain why their portrayal in Energon is so radically different from their Armada personas. As part of it, the episode "Vacation" would be chucked in favor of a character-building episode that would not only play up a number of "hidden depths" of certain characters but also explain the whole "Wait - Alexis is supposed to be Vietnamese?!" snafu (Alexis tries to trace her family tree, in the process walking right into a trap set up by Sideways).

Energon: 90% of the episodes would be tossed in favor of both a more streamlined plot and an actual explanation as to why so much of the cast was so messed up in the head.

Cybertron: Cybertron can actually stand on its own as a self-contained series with just a tiny bit of tinkering to make it better.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 11:40 AM

Springer shot first.

QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jun 24 2012, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 12:06 PM

Thunderwing and Thunderblast are a Cybetronian Celebrity couple called "ThunderBling"

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 01:17 PM

The Matrix of Leadership and The Creation Matrix and The Oracle are all just interfaces for either The Allspark or Primus.

I tend to ignore all club story lines.

Japanese figures speak Japanese.

Dragstrip is female.
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