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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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Posted 09 May 2014 - 10:38 AM

Yeah, this is clearly meant to be the story of how Gotham spirals out of control without Thomas Wayne around to clean it up (which, in previous versions of the mythology, is why one of the mob heads had him taken out). I'm guessing that a large chunk of the first season will be Gordon & Bullock investigating the Wayne homicide, only to get stonewalled (since the GCPD is firmly in the pockets of the same mob that had the Waynes killed).

Probably the show will gradually get darker and darker (mob war, runaway crime rate, Gordon's failed marriage, Bruce "acting out," the Red Hood appearing as a mob hit-man, etc), before finally ending with Gordon transfering to Chicago at the same time Bruce finally runs away, both wondering if the city is too far gone, knowing that it'll only get worse, but somehow unable to truly give up on it. . .

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 10:55 AM

I'll give this a watch; but I agree, that if it starts to go down the Smallville route I'm out.  I put up with 10 years of that show just because I was already watching and I wanted to see how it ended.  But I agree that it did get to a ridiculous point where it was like they were just trying to find reasons for him to not put on the costume; and by the time he did it seemed like half of Metropolis knew his friggin' secret identity!

 

So far it seems like Bruce becoming Batman will be more like a sub-plot to the show, which I'm OK with, but I don't want to have to wait 10 years to see him put on the mask.  Like it said in that first press release, I'd rather they have the storyline skip ahead a couple years each season.  So the kid in the trailer doesn't look 8/9 he looks more 12/13.  So if he's 12 in the first season have him be 14 when we come back for the second season.  And have each season have it's own self-conatined story arc that gets resolved in the season finale; except for who killed the Waynes, that should be left for Bruce to uncover.

 

Absolutely nothing about this interests me. The whole thing just stinks of DC, yet again, not having any idea what to do with their properties.

I read an article that made the point that the problem is that it's not DC who's making these decisions, it's Warner Brothers.  Unlike Marvel who has Marvel Studios which is dedicated to making nothing but Marvel movies, there is no "DC Studios".  All the decisions for the DC movies are made by WB bean counters, which is why we haven't gotten a Wonder Woman movie yet because the corporate dick-bags think the world "isn't ready for a Wonder Woman movie", but Marvel is about to release a movie that stars a 3 foot tall talking space raccoon!




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Posted 09 May 2014 - 11:58 AM

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 12:12 PM

The full interview said article refers to - http://insidetv.ew.c...tham-interview/


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Posted 09 May 2014 - 12:25 PM

This reminds me of Mike Costa talking about how he didn't understand Transformers because he can't relate to a toaster or whatever.  You don't avoid the hero because you can't relate to him, you humanize the hero until you can.


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Posted 09 May 2014 - 12:27 PM

Thing is, you don't really have to like Superheroes for this show to work. There shouldn't be ANY in this show. Related to Batman or not, at its core this is a Crime Drama about a city that is slowly going to hell in hand-basket to the point where it seems like nothing can save it.


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Posted 09 May 2014 - 12:47 PM

I wonder if the show would get far enough that it could eventually introduce Batman in full, but still have the story be told from Gordon's point of view as he works to first trust and then work with the Batman.


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If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 01:06 PM

Thing is, you don't really have to like Superheroes for this show to work. There shouldn't be ANY in this show. Related to Batman or not, at its core this is a Crime Drama about a city that is slowly going to hell in hand-basket to the point where it seems like nothing can save it.

I feel like they kind of screwed the pooch on that one when they introduced all the Batman rogues in the trailer.  They have kind of a hard time existing without Batman, and I don't think Jim Gordon has an archnemesis to speak of that Batman hasn't caused or defeated himself.


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Posted 09 May 2014 - 01:09 PM

 

Thing is, you don't really have to like Superheroes for this show to work. There shouldn't be ANY in this show. Related to Batman or not, at its core this is a Crime Drama about a city that is slowly going to hell in hand-basket to the point where it seems like nothing can save it.

I feel like they kind of screwed the pooch on that one when they introduced all the Batman rogues in the trailer.  They have kind of a hard time existing without Batman, and I don't think Jim Gordon has an archnemesis to speak of that Batman hasn't caused or defeated himself.

 

 

 

Gotham wasn't always a bad place to live, that's something that most stories comment on a few times. Right now it's not sunk into the completely corrupt hellhole it will be. Right now we're seeing how Gotham ends up to the point it needs someone like Batman. The typical Batman villains are either nobodies or small fish. They're not actually dealing with Penguin, Riddler, or Poison Ivy; they're dealing Oswald Cobblepot who's just getting into organized Crime, they're dealing with seemingly paranoid nerd, they're dealing with woman who's likely just getting involved with eco-terrorism. They're only called by their villain names in the trailer, I'm hoping, because that is who the general public knows them as more.

 

Hell, at this point even Zsasz, since he was brought up as a possible character, hasn't yet been pushed over the edge, and is still a normal person. Depending on if they use him and how close they stick to his origins, he doesn't become a serial killer until after the Oswald has become the Penguin and uses his casino to cheat him out of everything he has. That's why we seem to be getting characters like Miss Fish, to be the villains before of Gotham before the town went to hell.

 

 


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Posted 09 May 2014 - 01:16 PM

I suppose we'll actually have to wait and see how they approach it, but I'm betting the use of regular names instead of villain titles won't stick around for long.

 

I'm far more curious about criminals Gordon actually takes down, since he can't be entirely useless before Batman shows up.


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Posted 09 May 2014 - 01:30 PM

I can't wait for Gordon to take down a grimdark King Tut.


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Posted 09 May 2014 - 02:19 PM

I can't wait for Gordon to take down a grimdark King Tut.

Who drives an ice cream truck while riding the back of a pterodactyl in space.


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Posted 09 May 2014 - 11:09 PM

i dont understand this:

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: My assumption has been that the reason this TV show can be done — rights-wise — is because Batman himself is not in it. That way, it doesn’t overlap with any films. Is that correct?

 

and im not being snarky lol i really dont get why batman cant be on tv

 

ill give this a go for atleast one season. i like they got it all planned out, but that can also work against them. hopefully they will allow for new ideas that pop up


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Posted 10 May 2014 - 12:50 AM

i dont understand this:

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: My assumption has been that the reason this TV show can be done — rights-wise — is because Batman himself is not in it. That way, it doesn’t overlap with any films. Is that correct?

 

and im not being snarky lol i really dont get why batman cant be on tv

 

Could be referring to one of two things...

 

1) Could be assuming this is a Fox licensed show, similar to how Fox has a license to use X-Men, which would mean there are two "owners" of live action rights for Bat characters, WB (the movies) and Fox (the TV show). However, from what i've seen so far, this is a WB made show, that Fox is buying for the network (like how Netflix is buying a Daredevil series from Marvel, rather than making a Daredevil series themselves).  So it's WB owning the show and the movies, so no licensing issues.

 

or

 

2) In the past, WB movie division people have been very much against having the bat characters show up elsewhere.  This is why you pretty much didn't see any non-Batman bat characters in JL/JLU for example.



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Posted 10 May 2014 - 05:27 PM

Absolutely nothing about this interests me. The whole thing just stinks of DC, yet again, not having any idea what to do with their properties.

This is a gross exaggeration as they currently kick butt with their direct to dvd movies, their recent games, and the current and up coming tv lineup. 


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Posted 10 May 2014 - 05:29 PM

 

i dont understand this:

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: My assumption has been that the reason this TV show can be done — rights-wise — is because Batman himself is not in it. That way, it doesn’t overlap with any films. Is that correct?

 

and im not being snarky lol i really dont get why batman cant be on tv

 

Could be referring to one of two things...

 

1) Could be assuming this is a Fox licensed show, similar to how Fox has a license to use X-Men, which would mean there are two "owners" of live action rights for Bat characters, WB (the movies) and Fox (the TV show). However, from what i've seen so far, this is a WB made show, that Fox is buying for the network (like how Netflix is buying a Daredevil series from Marvel, rather than making a Daredevil series themselves).  So it's WB owning the show and the movies, so no licensing issues.

 

or

 

2) In the past, WB movie division people have been very much against having the bat characters show up elsewhere.  This is why you pretty much didn't see any non-Batman bat characters in JL/JLU for example.

 

It most likely has to do with that ongoing legal battle for the 1966 Batman show that seems to be finally coming to some kind of compromise. 


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Posted 10 May 2014 - 06:47 PM



For two decades?

 

Batman's been at it for 75 years with little in the way of lasting results.

 

In all seriousness though, yes...two decades would be about right, I think. Batman's rogues are almost universally people with deep, deep psychological scars. Those don't simply manifest overnight. Gotham is a setting that gives us a chance to see how Oswald Cobblepot becomes a ruthless black marketeer slash public philanthropist. To create mutated plant strains and deadly neuro-toxins against Humans? Ivy would need decades of experience and experiments to pull something like that off. Johnathan Crane and Hugo Strange working to understand the human psyche but indulging private fantasies as they both descend down their various corridors of madness. Heck, Jervis Tetch wouldn't be surprising to see working at Blackgate at this point.

 

All the while you have an idealistic Jim Gordon and newly minted District Attorney Harvey Dent working to clean up the streets, with a cynical Bullock adding a world weary grounding to the zeal of the "Dynamic Duo". And who knows, possibly even taking some money on the side to one of the various crime families of Gotham. And we see the gradual wearing down of two defenders of truth. Jim becoming disillusioned and requesting a transfer - leaving Dent to keep fighting against a system that makes a mockery of lasting justice. Where the only true determiner is the flip of a coin...

 



I'll give this a watch; but I agree, that if it starts to go down the Smallville route I'm out.  I put up with 10 years of that show just because I was already watching and I wanted to see how it ended.  But I agree that it did get to a ridiculous point where it was like they were just trying to find reasons for him to not put on the costume; and by the time he did it seemed like half of Metropolis knew his friggin' secret identity!

 

Wasn't that mostly because the actor playing Clark had it written in his contract that he would never have to put on the iconic suit?

 



Thing is, you don't really have to like Superheroes for this show to work. There shouldn't be ANY in this show. Related to Batman or not, at its core this is a Crime Drama about a city that is slowly going to hell in hand-basket to the point where it seems like nothing can save it.

 

Yeah. Take Batman and Joker and replace them with any National Security Agent and Terrorist Madman and the plot of The Dark Knight doesn't suffer any. I can't see why something like that wouldn't work on the small screen. For a "big" as the movie was, the focus was extremely small.

 



i dont understand this:

 


 

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: My assumption has been that the reason this TV show can be done — rights-wise — is because Batman himself is not in it. That way, it doesn’t overlap with any films. Is that correct?

 

and im not being snarky lol i really dont get why batman cant be on tv

 

Because at this point in time, Batman is the only guaranteed breadwinner at the box office for WB/DC. They aren't going to just let him "downgrade" to television.


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 04:47 AM

This reminds me of Mike Costa talking about how he didn't understand Transformers because he can't relate to a toaster or whatever.  You don't avoid the hero because you can't relate to him, you humanize the hero until you can.

One concern the comments give me is Batman is already a difficult character to do right, with alot of recent media turning him into the unstoppable meme because he has to compete with superhumans. The Nolan movies shot for realistic and instead created a ridiculous bore and even the Arkham games have issues for me. Gotham isn't fully Batman's story, but I'd prefer to know it's in the hands of someone who actually enjoys superheroes enough to respect them, know the legacy and wanna do something fresh. 



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Posted 11 May 2014 - 10:55 AM

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 05:26 PM

I'll give this a watch; but I agree, that if it starts to go down the Smallville route I'm out.  I put up with 10 years of that show just because I was already watching and I wanted to see how it ended.  But I agree that it did get to a ridiculous point where it was like they were just trying to find reasons for him to not put on the costume; and by the time he did it seemed like half of Metropolis knew his friggin' secret identity!

 
Wasn't that mostly because the actor playing Clark had it written in his contract that he would never have to put on the iconic suit?

It was also because the show was only supposed to last four or five years. "No tights, no flights" made sense when it was "Clark in high school."



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