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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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#3981 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 08:05 AM

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Sentinel's RIOBOT Grendizer.

Was this something any other version of Grendizer could do?

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 11:37 PM

DX Chōgōkin YF-19 looks great!
 
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Posted 07 October 2018 - 11:51 AM

Just bought this guy at a ThinkGeek store

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 02:53 PM

So I'm seeing lots of Gridman and SSSS Gridman model kits from Bandai, Megahouse, and Good Smile. What're the chances there'll be an SHFiguarts of either iteration?  I've been collecting a lot of the Kamen Rider and Ultra series figures and to have Serv--Gridman in that style would be awesome. 


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Posted 14 October 2018 - 07:31 PM

There's an old Ultra-Act Gridman figure Bandai did a few years ago, but it's notorious for having fragile wrists.


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Posted 15 October 2018 - 12:54 AM

They've been making Ultraman Figuarts for a few years now but

a) I don't have firsthand experience with those so I don't know how they compare to Ultra-Act

b) That line's been pretty slow to get to Heisei characters so I don't know the odds of a Gridman any time soon. I think there's only X and Zero for Heisei Tsuburaya characters so far.

c) wait did they choose to only make heisei ultras with megaman-sounding names

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Posted 01 November 2018 - 03:55 AM

I'm a bit late on this but: Kotobukiya Brave Exkaiser model kit.

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 03:32 PM

Ok NXEDGE has gone insane.

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 04:53 PM

... what
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Posted 03 November 2018 - 10:22 PM

Speaking of insane...

So this is a thing:

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It's from a line by Bandai called Neko Busou (ねこぶそう), which is clearly Japanese for "Murder Cats."

(actually, it's Cat Armament - but Murder Cats sounds way more fun).

 

The Dianaut and chair are from Diaclone Reboot, of course.  I also painted it up a bit since everything being olive drab was a bit... drab.  

Holy carp,I don't even like cats, but this things just speaks to me in some weird Japanese acid-trippy sort of way.

 

Like this is the most epic death machine in my entire Diaclone arsenal now.  And since the pegs sizes are the same, I can cross-contaminate all I want.

 

I've got the standard four releases coming this week.
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And in November, there's a Mad-Max style kitty-scooter o' death coming out:

https://www.amazon.co.jp/BANDAI-SPIRITS-バンダイ-スピリッツ-色分け済みプラモデル/dp/B07FT9Q642/ref=pd_ybh_a_3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=XTE3HFCM3DVD0GMEHA80

 

Gods help me if Bandai start doing Shiba Inu in the same format.  I will be so broke.
 

EDIT:  Reconfigured it to look a little better.  That weird stock "claw-thingy" configuration was poop.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 02:40 AM


Desktop Army GGO, for whatever reason.

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Posted 27 November 2018 - 09:04 PM

Guh. I may just give up and light a pile of money on fire to get King J-Der for the Super MiniPlaugh set
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Posted 27 November 2018 - 10:49 PM

Guh. I may just give up and light a pile of money on fire to get King J-Der for the Super MiniPlaugh set

 

The exorbitant price tag aside, I really enjoy having him.  He's a massive beast of a toy all built up.  Quite solid for a model kit, owing to the pure ABS construction, and large, monolithic chunks of plastic.


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Posted 28 November 2018 - 12:14 AM

And he's kinda in-scale to the GGG bots from the rest of the line, which is one of the IWANTS reason.

Hell, I paid for GekiRyuJin and the SymDocker space boosters. May as well!
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Posted 29 November 2018 - 09:40 PM

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 11:23 PM

Why does he have a giant head?

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 10:43 PM

Desktop Army GGO, for whatever reason.

It's a bit concerning how DA seems to have quickly fallen back on making characters from other licenses rather than continuing with their original designs.

 

It doesn't help that most of said licensed characters have been getting the better engineering. :doh



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Posted 10 December 2018 - 01:53 PM

And SAO.

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 08:26 AM

MP Eva arrived. This is the first NXEDGE in a few months and whilst it's another Eva it's nice that it's not a simply a rehash of the lead three, who have had their Rebuild and TV designs by this point. The figure itself is a shared exclusive between Bandai webshop and the official Eva store. The wing unit is pretty impressive and they included neck rotation so you can get it into feral poses. That had been one of my big complaints with these as Eva toys. You can pull off the pseudo-tokusatsu poses but the more feral, primal stuff didn't really work (made worse by competing SD Evas pulling this off) so them realising that here is great. 

 

You get another appearance of the Lance (this time in navy/purple) and the double edged sword. This is designed so the handle pops off and slides into the hand before attaching back on. Another thing that shows they've learned as getting the Evas more complicated weapons into their hands as is on this line is a chore.

 

From here on out it looks like the line is dedicating itself to Mashin Hero Wataru for now. It's also up in the air if I'll be able to get imported toys post-March but nice to see they're improving in the right direction.





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