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by Denyer
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 49
Views: 1469

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: 36
Views: 2694

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: 6545
Views: 702505

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: 49
Views: 1469

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: 1043

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: 49
Views: 1469

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: 49
Views: 1469

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: 177

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: 9359

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: 49
Views: 1469

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: 49
Views: 1469

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: 1043

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: 1043

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: 49
Views: 1469

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: 49
Views: 1469

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: 380

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...
by Denyer
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC
Replies: 49
Views: 1469

Re: Covid 19 / everybody PANDEMIC

It's a shame it won't largely be the ****ing idiots culled. For most of us in decent health the optimal strategy is probably infect and get antibodies, but there isn't a safe way of doing that for anyone in a vulnerable category until effective vaccines can be developed. Until that point's reached, ...
by Denyer
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Figures that could make a good Xaaron?
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Figures that could make a good Xaaron?

Mmm, might work if it wasn't one of the iconic recognisable ones I suppose -- Megatron's the more obvious choice (and the Siege one is mostly bland enough) but both tend to have 'heroic' proportions with the chest/shoulders and be voyager or up in terms of size. I think I'm just talking myself into ...
by Denyer
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: Figures that could make a good Xaaron?
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Figures that could make a good Xaaron?

Think this is the best I've seen to date (TR Perceptor and TR Swoop); http://www.otca.com.au/boards/showthread.php/24881-custom-TR-Emirate-Xaaron?p=575748 https://i.imgur.com/TfOYezs.jpg https://i.imgur.com/MIpSrXZ.jpg The chest keeps it simple enough. The same guy used a Revoltech Megatron (presuma...
by Denyer
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merchandise
Topic: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!
Replies: 6545
Views: 702505

Re: POST YOUR NEWEST ACQUISITIONS!

ER Grapple and I'm more impressed with him than Warcry... a real-ish vehicle, no gimmicks apart from two solid modes, loads of moving parts and options (the grab claw is much neater than a hook) and whilst I'm a bit concerned about how small the hand replacement part is it does integrate nicely. Af...