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@  Ashley : (23 October 2019 - 12:15 AM)

I'll probably try waving treats in front of her and whistling it, see if I can encourage it

@  Ashley : (23 October 2019 - 12:14 AM)

I'll try. She's not the most obedient bird, so it's going to take some work to get her to do it on demand.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 October 2019 - 10:03 PM)

In fact; we demand video.

@  MEDdMI : (22 October 2019 - 09:26 PM)

Now you have to get it on video

@  Ashley : (22 October 2019 - 08:11 PM)

I'm so proud

@  Ashley : (22 October 2019 - 08:11 PM)

My parrot just whistled the Transformers theme music

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Yeah, I think both are too old and too expensive at this stage. Hasbro/Paramount are going to try for younger actors that can do multiple films AND can be locked into a multifilm contract cheaply

@  Paladin : (22 October 2019 - 06:05 PM)

so he'd probably be sixty by the time they get to another GI Joe project.

@  Patch : (22 October 2019 - 06:04 PM)

According to Wikipedia he's 51.

@  Paladin : (22 October 2019 - 05:38 PM)

isn't Crews like sixty now???

@  wonko the sane? : (22 October 2019 - 02:11 PM)

... I could get behind that.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 October 2019 - 12:33 PM)

Who thinks that, in the event of a GI Joe cinematic reboot, John Cena and Terry Crews would be perfect for Duke and Roadblock, respectively?

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 05:17 PM)

nevermind

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:59 PM)

I've barely used them over the years, so I'm sure they won't miss me, but I'm done too. Thankfully Pulse put up the Seacons today.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:58 PM)

i didnt complete it, which is why this is confusing and pi$$ing me off. theres no record of it in my order history. i emailed them about it, so we will see what happens. either way, i think im done using them after this

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Either we're both unlucky or they're trying to force payment now for these takaratomy mall exclusives.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

I asked them to kindly undo that and I got a sternly worded email about how I should use their website right.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:55 PM)

Yeah, if you completed the order, they charged you the money now. Mine said stack before I finished checking out. I only noticed I was charged because of Paypal.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

i wasnt even wanting to pay now. i was going to add them to my stack but i didnt get the chance after i was done setting up paypal

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:53 PM)

If you haven't officially placed the order, I don't think so? Although, I had to request a cancellation with them last week because their system changed details about my order after I placed it, so I don't exactly trust them.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

so im not actually being charged then?

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:48 PM)

So, if you were one click away from purchasing, then they probably did the pre-authorization already. The next click will charge you the money now.

@  Shrug : (21 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

TFsource charges upfront for regular pre-orders.

@  Telly : (21 October 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i was considering buying the upcoming seacons from tfsource. i had them in my cart and was on the checkout page. i set up a credit card through paypal, and before i even hit the "place order" button, i got a text saying that a charge or hold was placed on my card! is this normal? is it just checking to see if i have the money? why did it do it before i even placed the order??

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2019 - 01:23 PM)

It's a torture device.

@  Benbot : (21 October 2019 - 09:42 AM)

what's this about Hot Rod?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2019 - 10:36 PM)

Ex-Bundeswehr personnel, eh? Fascinating.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (20 October 2019 - 09:43 PM)

TF Roll Out Hot Rod's Presentation is coming real soon!!

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:05 PM)

So whenever he addresses his troops, he keeps cracking jokes. Sometimes these jokes are about the blunders he himself had made in his speech the previous day.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 01:01 PM)

At the moment, I'm blessed with a pretty nice superior. He's got a military background, but he takes an oddly entertaining approach to it. Imagine a stand-up comedian who accidentally enlisted as a drill sergeant.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:54 PM)

Another type of everyday absurdity: Imagine you're leaving your workplace for your lunchbreak. Upon your return, you discover that your workplace has been cordened and/or gated off during your break, with "construction site" warning signs everywhere. You go to your superior and tell him: "I can no longer access my workplace! Why is there suddenly a construction site?" Your superior takes a surpised look and says: "I don't know, first time I see this." You figure: "Must be a Tuesday, then."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:51 PM)

It's kind of surreal, really.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:50 PM)

They agree that things are less than ideal, but they acknowledge that their scope of making decisions is limited. Oddly, I keep getting that regardless of how high up the chain of command I bother people.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 12:49 PM)

"I hear you, but you know how it is, there's nothing I can do about it." That's it, basically.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2019 - 06:40 AM)

What's it like to have management that's willing to listen to things they don't want to hear? I've never seen that.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:41 AM)

I manage to argue within the company's own internal logic and point out the flaws, shortcomings and discrepancies between "official company policy" and "everyday company reality".

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:40 AM)

Many of my coworkers are scared to even talk to managers. I often discuss company matters with them I disagree with, and it isn't a rare occurrence that they say "yeah, you're right..."

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:38 AM)

I know how to watch my tone, and I prefer to keep things straightforward and factual, never to attack the person, always the problem itself.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2019 - 04:37 AM)

The good thing for me is ever since a minor hiccup many years ago when I was still non-permanent, I've always managed to along just fine with my various superiors (I've been through over a dozen already). And that's despite my outspokenness, my blunt honesty and my oftentimes harsh criticism.

@  Sabrblade : (18 October 2019 - 11:04 PM)

With visuals presented by the Cybernet Space Cube

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM)

And don't forget to sign up for a cybersecurity seminar while you're there

@  Dekafox : (18 October 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Well you can always strap on some cyberlimbs and go into cyberspace for a cyberpunk experience

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 October 2019 - 04:28 PM)

You know that "cyber" doesn't mean "cyborg", right?

@  Maximus Ambus : (18 October 2019 - 04:16 PM)

So where's the Cyborgs on CYBERtron?

@  The Doctor Who : (18 October 2019 - 03:47 PM)

Click here and we can send you notifications about your desire to discontinue notifications!

@  Benbot : (18 October 2019 - 10:40 AM)

Why does every damn website want to send me notifications? NO, no one wants your popups! Quit asking!

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2019 - 09:19 AM)

Amazon in the US has pretty good benefits, though, and even the temp workers had forty hours a week to start with. Even with minimum wage, that's pretty good pay.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2019 - 01:20 AM)

Oh, the turnover rates are high here as well.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Amazon.com and .ca, on the other hand, can be pretty terrible. I know from your squawkbox posts that you guys have your issues with Amazon over there, although you're lucky to have stronger government regulations and a union there. I gather the warehouse workers in the USA and Canada have it pretty crappy, with very high turnover, close to minimum wage pay, and no unions

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 09:38 PM)

Amazon.de doesn't really have the same issue. I've ordered from them (and UK, FR, IT and JP) several times, and their packaging is much better


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#4761 Fortress Ironhold

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Posted 25 December 2018 - 01:17 PM

Slowly working my way through "Maid-Sama" and "Say I Love You" via my cable company's "On Demand" service. X number of new episodes appear a week, and after a while the same number are pulled off. 



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Posted 26 December 2018 - 08:16 AM

I just loved "A place further than the Universe"  which is a story about 4 teenagers who desperately wanna leave their home for some adventure. In addition to that, I loved season 4 of Tokyo Ghoul. Like always, the story has gotten even better than before. Highly recommended for anyone who hasn't watched it yet


Just bought kaneki mask from tokyo ghoul shop for new years event!


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Posted 26 December 2018 - 02:17 PM

Right Stuf just confirmed that my order for the Zillion boxed set went through. 

 

Someone got me a pre-paid debit card as an early Christmas present and so I decided to splurge, only to discover the hard way that they had decided to be "helpful" by registering the card themselves (this is the first pre-paid card I've encountered that had to be registered in advance) and thus accidentally put the card in their own name. Cue me having to make some phone calls to get the mess sorted out. 

 

So in about a week or three I'll be looking at some retro. 



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Posted 27 December 2018 - 07:34 PM

Just been watching an anime movie called: Blame!

 

Set in the distant future humans are on the verge of dying out thanks to a malfunctioning city and there is only one known major safe spot, the story is not about how humans lost control, its about hope, it begins with a group of teens borrowing these suits that make it harder for the machines to detect them and they are simply out to find food when their attacked, the machines show no mercy but then a mysterious man named Killy appears before them and helps them out, his origins, him simply says he is from level 6000 and nothing else, he doesn't talk a lot nor does he smile.

 

Not a bad movie, its a bleak future setting but no real bad guys as such in this film beyond something that appears towards the end but as I said, its a story of hope for the surival of humanty!


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Posted 28 December 2018 - 10:51 AM

A tad disappointed in the abrupt end of Bunny Girl Senpai. While most of the characters arcs are pretty much fulfilled there are still questions over the one girl who appeared in the last episode again. Was she real? A figment of his imagination, what about the younger version? She seemed to interact with Kaeade too. And was hoping to see Mai open up just a bit more but where we left off still fits her character.



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Posted 28 December 2018 - 11:15 AM

Presumably the upcoming movie will focus on her arcs? (no time-frame worries, it's already been dated for early 2019)

 

The LNs are still ongoing, so even the movie probably won't answer everything there is to answer.


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Posted 28 December 2018 - 11:22 AM

Ah hadn't heard of the movie. Whether I'll ever get to see it or not I guess depends on if anyone licensees it stateside. I found it curious that Funi didn't try dubbing it immediately and still aired it Subbed. Possibly a ramification of the Crunchyroll break up or perhaps just had too many others going beyond their ability to keep up with currentlyOr maybe it's a situation like SAO and they aren't they ones responsible for the dub yet still get to air it on their platform as is.



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Posted 28 December 2018 - 12:28 PM

It's licensed by Aniplex, which makes sense because it's by an A-1 sub-studio (CloverWorks). SAO is A-1 directly, for example.

 

The dub will probably be out in like... due time. Not too soon I'd wager. Plus the English physical releases will probably cost all the money.

 

On the bright side, they'll probably do theatrical screenings of the movie in North America (and maybe other places) in Q3/4 of 2019.


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Posted 28 December 2018 - 05:16 PM


Hmm.

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 08:30 AM

Bad news for everybody waiting on the Seishun Buta Yarou movie; the JP release was confirmed for Summer 2019.

 

That means screenings outside Japan will probably only happen in Q1 2020.


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 04:38 AM

Fall 2018 Retrospective

 

SSSS.GRIDMAN - Can you even imagine this fall without Special Signature to Save a Soul? Goodness sakes, TRIGGER. I haven't been impressed with your work since Kiznaiver. In fact, I specifically want to not like TRIGGER works because they're so presumed to be good (FRANXX notwithstanding) that it's just obnoxious.

 

However, this show had everything. Not just the amazing plot and unique characters that'll stand out in my mind for years to come, but the pacing. Goodness that pacing, it was amazing, quiet, thoughtful and knew just when to blow up.

 

Ken En Ken - Aoki Kagayaki - I love when a DEEN anime pulls through, because I love DEEN and their love of taking the most obscure jobs. This sequel to a Chinese PC game actually managed to lay out an interesting cast of characters in a world that might not have been full in terms of activity and structure, but was practically wowing in terms of interpersonal relationships.

 

Plus, we finally have a waterboarding anime. You really never know what you needed until anime gives it to you.

 

Akanesasu Shoujo - Already talked about it here. To recap: not a fan.


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Posted 10 January 2019 - 09:05 PM

The Love Live movie trailers have Yoshiko VERY passionate about Italy.

Given she's the UK ambassador, are they course correcting her?

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:12 PM

Anime Network's been putting up more shows on Spectrum's "Anime Network On Demand". 

 

To recap, I'm almost done with "Maid-Sama!" because of this, and I'm chipping away at "Hidamari Sketch" & "Say I Love You". 

 

They just put up "Log Horizon", so I'll be checking it out tonight. 



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 03:58 PM

A show about lumberjacks?
Earth is Kill because Santa.

#4775 Daith

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:11 PM

Nope it’s Sword Art Online lite. Less die in the game die for real and more oh hell we gotta make this our lives on every way possible as it is reality. It gets a bit more Economical and has them starting food stands to buy up the player housing, diplomacy with the neighboring NPC kingdom who are now just as real and making sure the higher level guilds aren’t taking advantage of newbies.

It also has the most dashing Catman ever.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 06:36 PM

Watched a bunch of animes resently from Netflix:

Aldnoah.Zero (intersting in some ways thou the setting is kind of odd with little to explain the background to the story, the early parts of it, feels like it takes cues from Gundam Seed)

Vampire Knight (honestly, its a desent show thou I feel the title could really be Vampire High, but its not without its problems, a large chunk of the cast are undeveloped and the show relies heavily on the love Triangle between the three main characters)

Currently watching: Children of Whales (feels like it was meant for more but time restaints and crummy story telling hinder this one from what I can tell. It very similar to a movie, Water World but instead of water, its sand, massive desert sea and the bad guys motivation seems to be merely kill a bunch of innosant people because their ancesstors did something different to them and didn't give up emotions!)


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 12:00 AM

I thought Children of the Whales was a beautiful, poignant show about people dealing with living in an isolated community. The characters always really resonated with me and the animation really went above and beyond at times.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 03:05 AM

Voting for the Crunchyroll Anime Awards is live. Thankfully it's not a sweeping My Hero love fest this year, though it did get in a few categories it really shouldn't have been in. However it does seem like 2 or 3 shows did dominate the categories again this year.

 

And two for best Antagonist are a tad puzzling. One despite liking her character just doesn't seem to fit the role, and the other both fits and yet should be in the opposite category as well.

 

But the hardest struggle for me was the best Dub VA. I wanted to give it to four of the six but I ended up giving it to.

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Posted 17 January 2019 - 02:01 PM

Alrighty...

 

The anime version of Maid-Sama! had 26 episodes and a 12-minute omake that was originally direct-to-video. 

 

Last week, the "On Demand" bit uploaded the final two episodes of the main series. 

 

This week, they uploaded the omake. 

 

...But instead of including the omake in the listings for the main series, it got its own entry in the "On Demand" screen. Oof. 

 

 

 

But yeah - if you have digital cable through Spectrum, you've likely got a massive catalog of "On Demand" at your disposal. 

 

*Anime Network on Demand updates at 12:01 AM local Thursday mornings, and they've got a dozen or so shows going at any given moment. However, you've only got a few weeks to watch each episode of each show before it gets pulled. 

 

*Disney XD on Demand has Pokemon, Beyblade, and Yo-Kai Watch.

 

For Pokemon, new episodes of Sun & Moon go live at 12:01 AM local Saturdays most weeks, meaning you can usually watch it On Demand before it's supposed to debut on TV. They also have the entire archive of Pokemon episodes barring that one season of side-stories and the "banned" episodes, but Diamond & Pearl is having issues because some of the early digital effects aren't displaying properly in high-definition. 

 

For Beyblade, at one point they had the entire Metal series from a decade back in addition to the new shows. 

 

*Kabillion on Demand is supposed to have episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh 5Ds, but every time I try to cue one up I get the first episode of Diamond & Pearl instead. I may need to contact the cable company about that. 

 

*Adult Swim on Demand has a mix of current and classic Toonami anime, including Outlaw Star, Gundam Unicorn, Iron-Blooded Orphans, and Attack on Titan, although for some of those older shows they're about to get pulled due to expiration. 


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 06:03 AM

I love streaming because you're always halfway into something 100 episodes long when they announce it's going to be gone in a month.

 

Anybody started Kemono Friends 2 yet?


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