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@  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

@  Nevermore : (17 October 2019 - 05:22 PM)

I'm not sure how it works on the customer's end. As packers, we sometimes have items that are flagged as "overwrap", which means we absolutely have to put them into a box even if they're already in pretty sturdy manufacturer packaging.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 October 2019 - 03:05 PM)

Yeah, I really do wish amazon had an option to upgrade packaging for an extra buck or something. I hate their bubble mailers

@  Benbot : (17 October 2019 - 07:17 AM)

That's how it works. I just hope my order from Amazon doesn't arrive crushed because they idiotically stuffed it in an envelope.

@  Telly : (16 October 2019 - 10:48 PM)

my walmart is acting true to form. as soon as mirage arrives from amazon, my walmart gets his entire wave in after months of having wave 1 clogging the pegs....

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2019 - 05:18 PM)

I stirred up some trouble at work, complained about the blatant neglect of employee safety. Was asked to take photos and write down the locations so the matter could be properly escalated. Made me feel a little better.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2019 - 02:55 PM)

I got stabbed in the eyelid by a mudwasp, pulled down a tree, and then got ice cream. You know, all told: not a bad day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Burrunjor

@  Paladin : (15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM)

your mom.

@  Benbot : (15 October 2019 - 08:02 AM)

What's your favorite Paleolithic megafauna?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:06 PM)

Together with the Rhino G1 sets, probably the most expensive DVDs I ever bought

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:01 PM)

I've still got the age-old Rhino sets

@  Telly : (14 October 2019 - 09:09 PM)

i didnt find that at any of the ones around here, so i had to settle for seasons 1 and 2 of duckman for $3


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#4901 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:53 AM

Apparently Zombie Land Saga was the second highest-selling anime of last year, beaten only by... another idol anime.

I wonder what this means for other high concept idol things. I'd totally watch an anime of that other undead idol thing with Hondo playing the lead.

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 02:50 PM

Watching Sonic X off youtube after seeing how horrible the live action movie verison of Sonic looks. Sonic X is fun, Eggman is just a blast, the right balance of evil, dangerous and smart, yet he comes across threatening yet also comical! The show obviously not trying to take its self to serious which makes it work so well.


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 03:47 AM

Watching Sonic X off youtube after seeing how horrible the live action movie verison of Sonic looks. Sonic X is fun, Eggman is just a blast, the right balance of evil, dangerous and smart, yet he comes across threatening yet also comical! The show obviously not trying to take its self to serious which makes it work so well.

The new movie looks like ass



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Posted 17 May 2019 - 10:35 PM

One of the more clever ways to introduce the English voice cast:

 

Cells at Work!

 

 

Unfortunately, it is Aniplex, so I expect like $150 for the season...

 

Billy is a great singer.  Saw him at Anime Boston this year, and he told us he played Aladin at one of the Disney World shows for a year, then he sang a bit of "A Whole New World."


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Posted 19 May 2019 - 11:24 PM

Watching Kakegurui for the interview.

Oh dear. My least favourite genre- absurdly rich school with absurdly powerful student council that enforce a caste system where students are encouraged to be abusive to students below them and every girl is a sadist who uses the school ranking system to indulge their depraved kinks.

Also starring increasingly overplayed tropes of crap like this such as 'sadistic, genius loli who appears always indulging in toys, games or candy'.

How is this genre so popular?

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 11:54 PM

Reverse power fantasy? I can't speak for the caste system bit really, it appears a lot in certain school-based LNs like Mahouka and Classroom of the Elite. I think it has to do with a corruption of the quasi-libertarian bent those stories tend to have.

 

The powerful student council is a way to have authority figures that, in theory, are on par with the main characters. Based on discussions on how power and authority work in anime, LNs and manga, you'll tend to find where there is a genuine real-world parallel to how the main characters relate to their authority figures, it'll be less likely that they will work against them. For example, a squad established by government, or where their main liason is a teacher.

 

I want to say Qualidea Code was an exception, where the main characters rebelled against a government built program run by adults, but even that merely presented the main characters with an alternate government built program run by other adults who were more trustworthy by virtue of

Spoiler

 

Even in Bleach where the main villain is the leader of the Soul Society, the show paints the actions of those around him with exceedingly obfuscating brushstrokes in order to absolve them of any wrongdoing.

 

Basically, if you want to genuinely beat someone for being a bad guy, it can't be a teacher or the people who run the school because that would break with the established real-world parallels.

 

 

sadistic, genius loli who appears always indulging in toys, games or candy

 

I think it's supposed to be visual shorthand for stalled development, which the show is criticizing.

 

Kidding it's for the prospect of selling thousands upon thousands of acryl stands featuring said character.


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Posted 20 May 2019 - 08:56 AM

It occurs to me that the "school as microcosm of government" trope taken to its logical extreme just leads to Disney's Fillmore.

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 04:31 AM

Finished the season.

It really does suffer from adaptation crunch. It also does a thing that I hate with shows like this- "Hi, I was your opponent and was revealed as a complete piece of shit who had hurt several people before you for no greater reason then my own fetish.
But you beat me so now I'm joining your side with little to nothing said about what a criminal shit I was."

It started reminding me of Martial Hearts. Not helped by having an opponent who is a rising idol and is revealed to be disgusted by all her fans.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 08:59 AM


It's a secret to everybody

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 09:10 AM

Not helped by having an opponent who is a rising idol and is revealed to be disgusted by all her fans.


Now I can't help but wonder what you'd think of the current storyline in Tokyo 7th Sisters.

Which, unfortunately, I cannot find translations for.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 04:44 PM

Just watched the latest of of Yu-gi-oh! Vrains, its mostly a recap of the second arc of the series with some new scenes mainly centred around Soulburner human idenity and Playmaker's human idenity but then its is pretty much the beginings of part 3 of the story they are telling, my only hope is that they don't blunder the ending as they did with Arc-V that was pretty well built up for the most part, thou the Synchro arc was just drawn out for no reason while the XYZ arc was rather short.


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Posted 30 May 2019 - 11:22 AM

Funimation have purchased Manga UK. Interesting development. A few years back they were picked up by Starz Entertainment but a lot of their core staff quit over bad decisions, before raising enough money to buy the company back from them. Now it's Funimation's.

 

Likely influenced by Manga have the UK rights for Dragon Ball franchise, One Piece, Pokemon, Digimon. The other 2 companies generally go more the otaku centric stuff.



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Posted 31 May 2019 - 12:06 AM

Don't Manga UK also do distro for Power Rangers DVDs? I mean with Saban having sold the franchise to Hasbro who even knows if we'll get more DVDs but I hope they finish up Ninja Steel at the very least.

 

I did not know Anime Limited and Manga UK were separate companies.

 

Right now if I buy an English release (as I have for a bunch of movies) I'll tend to get the British release vs the American one, so I wonder how this'll change any releases going forward. I wonder if this means somebody (anybody will do at this point, but like obviously I mean Funi) will finally release Free! -Take Your Marks-.

 

I mean, Funi getting anything has always meant I'll never be able to legally stream it even if it's simulcast on CR, so this doesn't change much for me outside of physical releases. You guys better hope Funi's region locked player is better than CR's at the very least.


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Posted 02 June 2019 - 06:52 AM

I know they had Power Rangers for a while. Believe they certainly made a big deal about getting MMPR and, I think, did a mix of season sets and 'best of' releases focusing on individual rangers.

 

There are basically 3 anime companies active in UK:

 

Manga UK- Have been going since the 80s, partly responsible for the UK tabloid impression of 'those violent porno toons'. Were kinda infamous for licensing OVAs and movies but in recent years have very much focused on big name shonen and stuff that has mainstream appeal.

 

Anime Limited- Kinda does more experimental stuff. Has the UK license for Gundam but is just as likely to pull an obscure title because someone on staff adores it. Very much focused on addressing how left in the dust the UK has been but infamous for having plans bigger than it can really manage. Titles get delayed a lot, announces expansion into other merch that doesn't emerge until years later, etc.

 

MVM- Respectable but basically where all the waifu shows end up. Consistent at conventions and has had some surprise gains like the original Love Live but...yeah, where waifu shows end up.



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Posted 02 June 2019 - 09:04 AM

I know they had Power Rangers for a while. Believe they certainly made a big deal about getting MMPR and, I think, did a mix of season sets and 'best of' releases focusing on individual rangers.

 

There are basically 3 anime companies active in UK:

 

Manga UK- Have been going since the 80s, partly responsible for the UK tabloid impression of 'those violent porno toons'. Were kinda infamous for licensing OVAs and movies but in recent years have very much focused on big name shonen and stuff that has mainstream appeal.

 

Anime Limited- Kinda does more experimental stuff. Has the UK license for Gundam but is just as likely to pull an obscure title because someone on staff adores it. Very much focused on addressing how left in the dust the UK has been but infamous for having plans bigger than it can really manage. Titles get delayed a lot, announces expansion into other merch that doesn't emerge until years later, etc.

 

MVM- Respectable but basically where all the waifu shows end up. Consistent at conventions and has had some surprise gains like the original Love Live but...yeah, where waifu shows end up.

 

That's pretty informative! :thumbsup


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Posted 02 June 2019 - 09:48 AM

 

Respectable but basically where all the waifu shows end up.

 

So... Funimation?

 

Also >claiming Love Live! is totally, totally not a waifu show (or at the very least, a show meant for people to waifu-ify).

 

 

Were kinda infamous for licensing OVAs and movies

 

So the UK version of Maiden Japan that became VIZ.


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Posted 02 June 2019 - 10:38 AM

Manga used to license a lot of the 1980s anime movies and OVAs and give them dubs that were done with American actors yet tend to have British slang/added swearing. In their early days Manga leaned heavily into the "These aren't your father's cartoons!" image and tried to sell anime as edgy.

 

As for MVM, I'd compare them more to ADV/Sentai.



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Posted 02 June 2019 - 12:01 PM

Just watched the latest ep of Afterlost, its pretty much a case of the plot thickens as alterative universes and a bit of time travel come involved.


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Posted 03 June 2019 - 12:08 AM

Oh, well, that doesn't sound promising.

 

I mean there was time-travel way earlier but that was more a case of a specific time-frame manifesting itself as part of a pocket universe.

 

Actually maybe I should have expected this.

 

"These aren't your father's cartoons!"

 

Oh yeah I remember that!

 

tend to have British slang/added swearing

 

To this day British prints of Disney Channel TV and film novelizations have all instances of 'mom' replaced with 'mum' and so on. It's quite odd.


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Posted 16 June 2019 - 06:12 PM

Doing a catch up on Boruto, Naruto Next Generations, I sort of stopped watching for a few weeks and now I'm just playing catch up, thou much of its filler, OK ALL FILLER, but this filler arc seems to be kind of fun taking a character whose screen time been extremely limited and putting her with the sixth Hokage and Guy, its just kind of fun to watch, sure it might not progress the series actual plot at least this arc attempts to make the story entertaining with its comedy.

 

Also watching the original Yu-Gi-Oh!, in the battle city finals aboard Kiba's airship and the last ep was Mai's defeat at Marik's hands.


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