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@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2019 - 09:08 AM)

Don't frustrate yourself OR her for it. Just keep the camera ready and if it happens, it happens.

@  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


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#5001 Patch

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 05:32 PM

https://variety.com/...ure-1203346579/

 

Sony is merging Funimation and Aniplex to create a joint anime streaming business.



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Posted 24 September 2019 - 06:42 PM

Funiplex?

Ani...mation no, that doesn't work.



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Posted 24 September 2019 - 08:19 PM

Hey if it brings back Fullmetal Alchemist back to Funimation I'm all for it.



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Posted 24 September 2019 - 08:54 PM

It isn't quite a "merger", more of Sony having Funi be the main streamer and affiliating with the streaming services Sony owns in other areas.  At least for F/GO, they have a 30 days exclusivity for the streaming, and 1 year for whenever the dub comes out. 


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Posted 25 September 2019 - 07:31 PM

Currently watching Kaze no Stigma, not a bad series, so far, not great either, I just end up laughing a lot as one of the main characters, he acts all cool and stuff, yet he has his own priorties and a few times leaves the main female character to be the bait, thou she rather inmuture and short tempered which makes her much of the butt of comedy in the series thou it tries to be serious, I just can't help but laugh, in one ep, she keeps falling for various pranks while the main male character, keeps avoiding them and keeping his cool.


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Posted 06 October 2019 - 05:05 PM

Write up of Shoji Kawamori's talk in London.

https://animesuperhe...t-the-barbican/

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Posted 06 October 2019 - 07:31 PM

Playing a bit of catch up with Boruto today, I kind of stopped watching for a while, simply because the show was begining to bore me, its filler stuff is just plain bad and painfully obvious they don't know what to do. The ep I just watched was Team 25, a stand alone ep, honestly, it was a breath of fresh air, focusing on a team that not been doing to well with their careers as ninjas.

 

A few days ago, I rewatched Astra: Lost in space, start to finish and its a good series, I think about the best I seen in quite a while. With the latest season, so far, there hasn't really been much of interst to me, thou I think the latest Fate series seems pretty promising.


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Posted 06 October 2019 - 10:14 PM

And the award for best use of the Imperial March goes to Oresuki.


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Posted 07 October 2019 - 01:43 AM

Something came to mind from reading these pieces. With live events becoming a bigger part of anime experience, is there much of a push to getting those translated? Might be strange to miss out on these things despite how often anime itself gets licensed and released outside Japan.

Maybe this is just another form of anime promoting something that doesn't get officially released outside Japan, like some video game adaptations.

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 11:04 AM

Usually events are mostly just the seiyuu being seiyuu and performances of character songs. However, that is something I'd like to see personally.

 

There's lots of stuff that doesn't get translated. Like when the JP BDs come with extra side-novels (or even just like a few story cards), or the Egao no Daika side-story manga, which is now 18 chapters in.

 

I personally wish Funi and Sentai would translate the events that do get released on BD but I bet most wouldn't feel the same way. Insert or character songs specifically might have prohibitive licensing fees.


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Posted 16 October 2019 - 04:33 PM

Watching Ascendance of a Bookworm, its a light hearted series, basic story is, woman dies and she has a love of books, before she dies, she wishes to be reborn in a world full of books but things don't go to plan and she reborn into a poor family, in a more primative world and while she cannot have her beloved books or newspapers as its very expensive, she sets out to make her own but so far, she not having much luck, aside from learning to read and write in the langauge of the world and in that world she is inventing stuff, such as pancakes, all in one shampoo, bare in mind, the character is a child who is about 4 or 5. If you want a chill out anime, I recomend this one just to relax to and not take to seriously


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Posted 17 October 2019 - 12:08 AM

I don't think I've watched an anime that is as painfully subpar in all aspects, including technical ones, as Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode Oracle in a long time.

I was so looking forward to it as well.


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Posted 19 October 2019 - 10:28 PM



The Softbank light novels event announced an anime for Kino's Journey But Featuring A Witch.

And the Slimes Genocide isekai.

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 01:49 AM

They also announced an anime for Last Dungeon Boonies kid, though I think we've known about that for a while.


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Posted 20 October 2019 - 07:45 AM

Just watched the latest ep of One piece, its an adaption of Oda's prototype for One piece, Romance Dawn, Luffy's goal in it is majorly different to the Luffy we come to know and love, he wants to be a Peacemaker pirate. Its a entertaining ep with lovely animation that stands above much of what been seen resently in One piece


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Posted Today, 12:08 AM

So apparently Fathom is going to run a event on December 5th for Gundam's 40th anniversery - remastered Char's Counterattack in theaters, subtitled.  I am seriously tempted...



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