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@  wonko the sane? : (14 December 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Nope. Forgot entirely, had to make another trip.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 December 2019 - 04:04 PM)

Well, did you get water?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 December 2019 - 01:56 PM)

Went to the bathroom, shaved, baked a cake... wait, I only got up to get some water...

@  unluckiness : (14 December 2019 - 09:01 AM)

That's a common misconception. You see compared to the first run, it's a new mold.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 December 2019 - 03:27 AM)

Wouldn't that just add packaging authenticity? :D

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2019 - 01:44 AM)

I read a anecdote of someone recently receiving a Glacialord with mold because apparently online stores' warehouses have been sitting on Fansproject products like that for years.

@  Rycochet : (13 December 2019 - 11:56 AM)

Unlike many of his peers, Morton diesn't seem to have gone out of his way to try and take every drug going so he's aged remarkably well.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Doesn't seem to have been a market for it, which is too bad, because it perfectly does what it sets out to do.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Just opened it and suddenly I'm 9 years old again.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Bought myself Fansproject Glacialord for my birthday during their Black Friday sale.

@  Nevermore : (12 December 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Morten Harket of A-ha might have aged 35 years on the outside, but his voice is still pretty much the same as it was in 1984. That's some great training and exercise for you.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 December 2019 - 06:59 PM)

Depends entirely on how badly you cooked them. What?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Can it raise the dead?

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Cheddar can do just about anything.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Cream cheese has to be on a bagel or crackers.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:31 PM)

(for example: I like Swiss cheese on sandwiches, but find it merely tolerable by itself)

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:30 PM)

I mean are you eating it by itself? With crackers? On a sandwich?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

I would ask, but I'd rather not know.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

With my mouth, usually.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.


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#21 (Deactivated) Smitty

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:10 AM

QUOTE(Database @ Jan 28 2013, 11:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Smitty @ Jan 28 2013, 10:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's funny how we can be all for secince and progress until it gets in the way of nostalgia.


I'm all for science until it makes things look bad parody out of Mad Magazine. I haven't ever seen any art of feathered dinos that makes the idea look respectable.

*facepalm*

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:14 PM

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*It's come to a point where I can't take the non-feathered dinos seriously any more. They look like stretched lizards rather than effective predators.


Compared to the stretched out Chickens they look like now? Yeah, that looks SO much more effective. icon-primal.gif

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:01 PM

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Compared to the stretched out Chickens they look like now? Yeah, that looks SO much more effective.

Does it really matter? There's the actual animal, and then there's something that's effectively a mythical creature. And your Velociraptor spielbergensis isn't just outdated, but literally something that Spielberg made up. No one thought of them as man-sized instead of turkey-sized or gave them wide, lizardy skulls until Jurassic Park. (Also amusingly known before the movie: Velociraptor couldn't twist its wrist, making it biologically incapable of opening doors.)

If you're going to be retro, though, go far enough that folks can tell you're doing it on purpose.


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Edited by Copper Bezel, 29 January 2013 - 03:02 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:11 PM

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Let's not let the discussion range too far off-topic here. You've all done well thus far redirecting, I'd hate to see it drift into discussion about dino-aesthetics vs. Weremole's great art.

Any chance of getting those posts moved into GD - or possibly P&R? = )

On topic, I agree with TriBlurr - I was seeing Bulkhead in Scorponok. Is that intentional? Waspinator as a possibly ADHD kid seems like fun, also. = )

Edited by Copper Bezel, 30 January 2013 - 11:12 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:47 PM

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Speaking for myself here, I'm just more.....nostalgic for the more reptilian Dinosaur designs. I recognize and accept that current research and discovery points to many species having feathers. I just prefer the the old reptile look for asthetics reasons.


Exactly. While I appreciate the scientific accuracy here, could you imagine Godzilla with feathers?

-SS (*shudder*)

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:02 PM



QUOTE(StarSaber @ Feb 16 2013, 10:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Exactly. While I appreciate the scientific accuracy here, could you imagine Godzilla with feathers?


We don't have to!

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The answer is "it would be pretty bad ass."

Edited by Walky, 16 February 2013 - 11:10 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:49 AM

I just want to point out on behalf of science that the current leading theory is that tyrannosaurs only sported small filamentous feathers as infants, which were shed off as the animals grew to adulthood, and adult t-rexes were as big and scaly as Jurassic Park made them out to be.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:02 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Feb 17 2013, 12:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just want to point out on behalf of science that the current leading theory is that tyrannosaurs only sported small filamentous feathers as infants, which were shed off as the animals grew to adulthood, and adult t-rexes were as big and scaly as Jurassic Park made them out to be.


I want to point out that recently the remains of an ancestor of Tyrannosaurus was found with feathers. An adult ancestor. And so it's extremely likely that Tyrannosaurus did, too. The only reason to believe he didn't previously was that no large animal like him had been discovered with feathers in adulthood, but now there has.

http://www.wired.com...huali-feathers/

#29 Tyranno

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:48 AM

I don't see how feathers = chickens.

You know what else has feathers? Eagles. Hawks. Cassowaries. Terror birds.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:59 AM

And seagulls are friggin' jerks.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:09 AM

we need a predacon seagull.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:11 AM

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we need a predacon seagull.


I found a Sea Gull Transformer, not sure on the affiliation. Admittedly, its third party. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:52 PM

Have at it.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:03 PM

anyway in like two weeks one of my comics talks about this and i just want you all to know i wrote it before this thread happened

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:16 PM

As far as I'm concerned, Jurassic Park was the pinnacle of Dinosaur Awesomeness, and it's just gone downhill from there.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:33 PM

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Eh, I don't find the leathery skin look there all that terrifying either.

QUOTE(StarSaber @ Feb 16 2013, 11:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(TriBlurr @ Jan 28 2013, 01:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Speaking for myself here, I'm just more.....nostalgic for the more reptilian Dinosaur designs. I recognize and accept that current research and discovery points to many species having feathers. I just prefer the the old reptile look for asthetics reasons.


Exactly. While I appreciate the scientific accuracy here, could you imagine Godzilla with feathers?

-SS (*shudder*)


a) Godzilla is not an actual animal

b) I'm pretty sure the original movie (by that I mean the original original. I'm not really sure about the version starring Raymond Burr) called him an aquatic reptile.

edit: This article here mentions that Prof Yamane in the movie theorized him to be some hybrid of land and sea reptile that lived in ocean trenches. Not really a theropod dinosaur.

edit again: The Heisei films did have a Godzilla that started out as a dinosaur (Godzillasaurus), but that was a fictional species/genus.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:56 PM

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This makes me think of chickens for some reason.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:10 PM

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QUOTE(Walky @ Feb 16 2013, 11:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

This makes me think of chickens for some reason.


It makes me think of the Cuckoos from Zelda, seeing them flap in panic when you pick them up and carry them over your head. Surely that is the epitome of terrifying...

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:35 PM

Although I'll miss the old scaly dinosaur look, having feathers does mean that they were most likely much more colorful than we previously thought.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:24 PM

I rather like the feathers on carnosaurs. The same with quills on a Triceratops.



Bird feet are weird and terrifying.
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