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by Denyer
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Transformers Media / Fandom
Topic: Prepare to face Podcast Maximus!
Replies: 237
Views: 78323

Re: Prepare to face Podcast Maximus!

Episode 44: "TWO DISTINCT FLAVOURS OF ENERGON POOP - Living in a resource-depleted police state on the brink of political collapse, Marian, Stuart and Tom catch up with IDW's Transformers Galaxies comic which they can only understand through the lens of the Spice Girls, metaphors for collective acti...
by Denyer
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6547
Views: 704473

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Ironworks which I ordered ages ago. I like the LEGO style approach, although do wonder how durable the pieces will be. Want the yellow truck from the micromasters set now... And jumped on an acceptably priced loose Perceptor to have a go at making a Xaaron at some point. Generally avoiding ordering...
by Denyer
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 53
Views: 1707

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Plus if widespread enough there's greater risk of further mutation.

Some somewhat positive news;
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/scie ... 42536.html
by Denyer
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 53
Views: 1707

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Wouldn't disagree but the Conservatives are going to have a tough job of that whilst headlines are the number of high profile cases and care workers dying, which are unlikely to go away even if the curve is flattened. The thing is it isn't just the highly emotive death rate, it's the hospitalisation...
by Denyer
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 53
Views: 1707

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Multiple studies now in that strongly indicate that whilst keeping 2m away from people is a good idea, keeping 6-8m is better if they look like they might cough or sneeze; https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52126735 / https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2763852 https://www....
by Denyer
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So I'm pretty much out of the fandom at this point
Replies: 42
Views: 2932

Re: So I'm pretty much out of the fandom at this point

Right now, if you let me know when it's up I'll hack something into the header to show at the top of the main forum index.

As and when we can sort something out with the toy reviews, or other content, I'll do an easier-to-update content block similar to the updates page code.
by Denyer
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6547
Views: 704473

Re: NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

Siege Apeface... I see what people mean by the ugliness of the plastic. First thing it reminded me of was the old glow-in-the-dark plastics from the late 80's/early 90's. Whatever happened to that stuff? I haven't seen it used since... well, since the late 80's/early 90's. Still see it on dollar st...
by Denyer
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 53
Views: 1707

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

@Skyquake: Assume decision was taken last week, and just waiting for the news stories to back things up. Helpful they've acknowledged specifically what everyone following things already knew about following the trajectory of other countries.
by Denyer
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doctor Who Series 12 Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 1069

Re: Doctor Who Series 12 Thread

Enjoyed the rest of the season and will work backwards to season 11 at some point -- the newer filming style works with something like the concluding story arc. I am getting sick of Gallifrey having to be taken out of the equation, though, rather than writers being prepared to think around and inclu...
by Denyer
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 53
Views: 1707

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

It might not matter if it continues to mutate. Bad enough it destroys lung tissue, but if it becomes more aggressive in younger populations or gets weaponised Stephen King turns out to be a prophet with The Stand. https://www.facebook.com/Sailboatdog/posts/3051612344906616 https://www.facebook.com/S...
by Denyer
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 53
Views: 1707

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Am genuinely curious if the current crisis will have any long-term effects on social and economical levels, providing that fundamental infrastructural elements Easy international travel's going to be very hard to justify when short-term economic measures will have created generational debt. It's al...
by Denyer
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Cyberverse actually has some neat new characters and designs, doesn't it? (Hammerbyte)
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Cyberverse actually has some neat new characters and designs, doesn't it? (Hammerbyte)

I mean, could do without the silly coronet or could repaint it a dark grey, but it looks like they've reused a Terrorcon/Seacon leg design for Hammerbyte (whoever he is) and there's no lack of pose-ability. Any others worth watching out for that you know of? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B083VLV...
by Denyer
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Freakiest comic you've ever read!
Replies: 19
Views: 9403

Re: Freakiest comic you've ever read!

Must get around to re-reading that at some point -- as a love letter to different forms of fiction it's right up there with League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, but still very much its own thing focusing on comics. Even better if you've read some of the source material like Doc Savage.
by Denyer
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 53
Views: 1707

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Yeah, also intentionally screwing employers out of business insurance by not mandating closures.
by Denyer
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 53
Views: 1707

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

As morbid as it is, as long as the number of critically ill stays below a critical threshold, not many people are going to die who wouldn't likely have died soon from underlying conditions anyway. It's when the hospitals have more seriously ill patients than ventilators that we really need to worry...
by Denyer
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doctor Who Series 12 Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 1069

Re: Doctor Who Series 12 Thread

There's a clear line to try to include some female historical characters, the writing was as subtle in the Tesla one as the holiday resort one, but most of the dribble on Youtube seems to be butthurt incels. I've only got one browser signed into Google, and "ruined forever!!1" clickbait was being pr...
by Denyer
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doctor Who Series 12 Thread
Replies: 13
Views: 1069

Re: Doctor Who Series 12 Thread

Skipped series 11 and three episodes into 12... been decent enough so far. And skipping ahead further and reading things that include Timeless Child info, I think I'm likely to be fine with it, being more of a fan of the extended universe books than a lot of the TV stuff. The list of "other" incarna...
by Denyer
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 53
Views: 1707

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

I'm inclined to agree more with some of the math here -- https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca -- which is that having failed to contain (like countries that have already had to deal with SARS and other outbreaks, which therefore took things a bit more ...
by Denyer
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 53
Views: 1707

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

Well, Trump DOES continue to have rallies after having shaken hands with multiple people exposed to the virus (and at least one confirmed case). And his supporters do skew to the ridiculously old... :glance: Yeah, I'd assume he's already been confirmed infected, and will either disappear for a whil...
by Denyer
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Figures that could make a good Xaaron?
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Figures that could make a good Xaaron?

Could happen, couldn't it? I mean they did Rung -- albeit as a targetmaster. Can't see Xaaron fitting into Earthrise but Hasbro isn't wedded to consistency, they're doing micromaster bases and citybot deluxe partners. Swoop has the considerable selling point that he's spare, like having Loudmouth to...