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And just because . . . .

Edit: OoooohhhhhhYEAH!!!


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OK. Someone either give Syrus' meds back to him, or take them away...


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Syrus Terrigan wrote:
BOO!!!

WHO?


Limeylongears wrote:

Bring a little piece of Skullport home with you. 'Tis the season!

We read 'The Merchant of Venice' at school.

Lucky! I had to read it on my own.

Of course, that was, like, seven years before Highschool, but still! It was a good story!

NobodysHome wrote:

For me, forcing kids to read Shakespeare is akin to making them read the music sheets from a Beethoven symphony: Too much is lost in translation to make it worthwhile.

Watching Shakespeare is frequently tolerable. Reading Shakepeare is sadism.

I often find that watching is easier. In part it's because Shakespeare's stuff is (often) actually, you know, intended for acting. But a lot of times his stuff can come off as overly-dry there, too, because everyone just takes it so. Daggum. Seriously.

(Also because the protagonists are often so flippin' stupid, but whatever.)

Scintillae wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

For me, forcing kids to read Shakespeare is akin to making them read the music sheets from a Beethoven symphony: Too much is lost in translation to make it worthwhile.

Watching Shakespeare is frequently tolerable. Reading Shakepeare is sadism.

My school had the No Fear! editions where they have the Elizabethan English on the left and the modern translation on the right. Which helped a fair bit.

Having grown up reading the King James Bible ("1611" - I mean, it's not, obvs., but it says it is on the front cover), I actually never really had a problem with this.

(To this day, though, it's a 50/50 shot on whether I skip italicized words - like I trained myself to do when I learned that the italicized ones were added later - or read them with emphasis - huh, I could have sworn I put a word there... wait, why is the middle of that follow-up sentence missing-?!)

Frankly, the language aspect is really the easiest part. It's just so freakin' dry when you have to read about Hamlet wondering - again - if he's doing the right thing. I mean, I get it, man. Murdering your uncle/new dad is hard. So don't do that. Or do, but just stop talking about it. Oh, hey, maybe Hamlet taught himself how to read the "1611" by ignoring italicized, too. That would explain why he never takes my advice! Definitely that, and nothing else!
(Or MacBeth feeling like a murderer (he is) - or Othello wondering how he could kill his wife (because he's an idiot dumb-face who believed his treacherous and bitter fake "friend" with the flimsiest evidence) - or, or, or, or, or... you guys get it. Not a fan of Shakespeare's tragedy characters. His poetry is okay, but it's just not my bag. Ugh, and now I'm quoting Austin Powers, and I haven't even seen Austin Powers. I haven't WHAT Austin Powers - I MUST KNOOOWWW)

Gosh I'm in a wacky typing mood, tonight.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Syrus Terrigan wrote:
BOO!!!

A wild Rant Raptor Syrus has appeared!


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Scintillae wrote:

sound of arguing

Student A: He does! He totally does!
Student B: MS. SCINT WE HAVE A QUESTION. spins Chromebook Tell her Al Capone doesn't look like Shrek!

obviously not.

Shrek looks like Al Capone, as Al Capone came first.


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John Napier 698 wrote:
Syrus Terrigan wrote:
BOO!!!
WHO?

OH, LOOK AT THE BAH-BEE, GONNA CRYYYYYYYYYY-

ohwaitI'maheronow,ahem-

Aw, oh-loh, there, don't cry~!


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So.

This is going to be one of those posts.

The Virginia office got new copiers today. There is a guy in the office who was supposed to help them out...what goes where, what's the IP address of each one...and I was going to deal with the drivers on the print server and other configuration issues remotely. Like a sane person.

So Doofus...he who double parks even though he had an assigned parking spot with his name painted on the asphalt...he who had a lifesized cutout of Sarah Palin in his office...he who wears a black leather jacket with "USA" written down each sleeve...said he wasn't going to be at the office today to coordinate the install.

So the person who was project managing begged for someone to travel to Virginia to do this. Naturally, I got voluntold.

Doofus said he couldn't do it because he had big important meetings at a client site.

So today the a!$$&#* got out of his double-parked Camaro with his coat and sauntered through the office like there was nothing different.

I was...um..."less than pleased". Yes, that's the phrase I'll use to not get myself reported... because right now even you fine people would report me with the words I'm currently inclined to use.

The Grade A Jackwagon even had the unmitigated gall to ask "So, is that copier swap the only reason you're out here?"

Yes, you self-important [redacted].

I've had to front over $500 of my own money to do a job that you publicly said you would do, and you've ultimately cost the company an extra $1000 (estimated) plus my overtime hours because you couldn't be bothered.

Muppet.


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Sounds like somebody wants their Camaro keyed, tires slashed, every bit of glass shattered, radiator punctered, and fuel lines cut. Then dress the Sarah Palin cutout in his jacket, put it next to the car, and dump raw sewage on it.


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About to clock out. Good night, everyone.


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Vanykrye wrote:

So.

This is going to be one of those posts.

The Virginia office got new copiers today. There is a guy in the office who was supposed to help them out...what goes where, what's the IP address of each one...and I was going to deal with the drivers on the print server and other configuration issues remotely. Like a sane person.

So Doofus...he who double parks even though he had an assigned parking spot with his name painted on the asphalt...he who had a lifesized cutout of Sarah Palin in his office...he who wears a black leather jacket with "USA" written down each sleeve...said he wasn't going to be at the office today to coordinate the install.

So the person who was project managing begged for someone to travel to Virginia to do this. Naturally, I got voluntold.

Doofus said he couldn't do it because he had big important meetings at a client site.

So today the a*#@~~% got out of his double-parked Camaro with his coat and sauntered through the office like there was nothing different.

I was...um..."less than pleased". Yes, that's the phrase I'll use to not get myself reported... because right now even you fine people would report me with the words I'm currently inclined to use.

The Grade A Jackwagon even had the unmitigated gall to ask "So, is that copier swap the only reason you're out here?"

Yes, you self-important [redacted].

I've had to front over $500 of my own money to do a job that you publicly said you would do, and you've ultimately cost the company an extra $1000 (estimated) plus my overtime hours because you couldn't be bothered.

Muppet.

I wouldn't insult muppets this way.

hugs supergrover


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gran rey de los mono wrote:
Sounds like somebody wants their Camaro keyed, tires slashed, every bit of glass shattered, radiator punctered, and fuel lines cut. Then dress the Sarah Palin cutout in his jacket, put it next to the car, and dump raw sewage on it.

also, this.


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Possibly wearing a leather jacket with 'USA' down the sleeves is its own punishment.

I bet it's a leather bomber jacket. Very likely the sleeves are suede, and it has a 'tactical' holster built into the red, white and blue sateen lining.


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I sure am glad it's Friday.

I sure do wish it was Friday afternoon and not the morning.

But, whatever, at least I'm building and not doing "fall" cleanups.


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Coworker might have to tear down and rebuild his steps.

My wall is good though.


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Yup, it's cold outside.


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My new nickname at work: Captain Deadpool Jesus.

Ryan Reynolds would be proud.

It's because I've been wearing a Deadpool stocking hat at work this fall.

And, at least I'm not Fat Pervert Captain.


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Erects Easter Island statues in own likeness.


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This is what happens when I'm forced to wait for the boss to arrive before I can build something.


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Keying and otherwise obviously maiming a car would likely be covered by insurance.

You need something that is a pain in the ass but not actually damaging enough for insurance to cover:

Pour glitter into every crevice, crack, and angle you can get it into. Cleaning that up will be a massive pain, and he will be finding it for months. Glitter is small enough where even if you can't get IN the car, some of it will...and I can only imagine when he starts the engine...

Put a fish under the floormats at 9am. By 5pm when he gets off, he will hate life. Duct tape a plastic case with ventilation to the undercarriage if you can't get in it.

Apply a Sanders-Warren '20 bumper sticker to a place where removing it will f~*& up the paint job. This will probably inflame him more than either of the previous.


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LAST DAY OF SCHOOL BEFORE FALL BREAK!

(Runs through thread in pajamas waving a bottle of wine and a cupcake. No, wait, thay part happens tomorrow. )


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The Vagrant Erudite wrote:

Keying and otherwise obviously maiming a car would likely be covered by insurance.

You need something that is a pain in the ass but not actually damaging enough for insurance to cover:

Pour glitter into every crevice, crack, and angle you can get it into. Cleaning that up will be a massive pain, and he will be finding it for months. Glitter is small enough where even if you can't get IN the car, some of it will...and I can only imagine when he starts the engine...

Put a fish under the floormats at 9am. By 5pm when he gets off, he will hate life. Duct tape a plastic case with ventilation to the undercarriage if you can't get in it.

Apply a Sanders-Warren '20 bumper sticker to a place where removing it will f*#% up the paint job. This will probably inflame him more than either of the previous.

May be covered by insurance, but he would have to deal with the agent, pay the deductibles, wait for repairs, etc... Plus, it may raise his premiums so he'll be paying for it for years to come. And if you want to got the annoyance without damage route, you can try to following: Find someone (or do it yourself, if you can) to make a small box out of steel. Maybe 2" x 1" x 1/2". Put a couple of large ball bearings inside of it before you seal it up. Crawl underneath the car and find an inconspicuous place to epoxy the box, preferable underneath the driver's seat. Whenever he drives, he'll hopefully hear the ball bearings rattling around inside the box. So he'll go to a mechanic to try to find the source, but ideally the mechanic won't be able to see the box. Sure, you're wasting the mechanic's time, but you'll also be wasting the jackass' time (and money) as well.


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Wow,...

Remind me not to get any of you guys mad at ME!
;P

Also, I do have to agree that I consider Shakey hard to read, even the fun stuff. Although those original/newer side-by-side versions do help youngsters a LOT to understand what the !@#$ they are talking about. ;)

But again, seeing it performed (or performing it yourself if you are so inclined) by peeps NOT trying to overdo it with a heavy-duty-over-the-top-Elizabethan accent (Seriously, HOW/WHY did we ever think that was how they actually talked anyway?!?) I just think that the comedies are FUNNY.
Maybe that's just how my sense of humor rolls? Dunno.

Must also agree with above, that a lot of his stuff DOES seem as if he finished writing them with a Rapier and Dagger pointed at his jugular and private parts respectively, while being told to finish them NOW.

(Which, you know, is a realistic possibility, considering the time period, lifestyles, and the probable personalities involved)
:)


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lisamarlene wrote:

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL BEFORE FALL BREAK!

(Runs through thread in pajamas waving a bottle of wine and a cupcake. No, wait, thay part happens tomorrow. )

I want a picture of that to use as your phone portrait.

No wait, my phone wont let me use gifs as a portrait. Damn.


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Ragadolf wrote:

Wow,...

Remind me not to get any of you guys mad at ME!
;P

I take revenge seriously. I'm so f$!!ing tired of a+~$&~@s at the top taking advantage of people with little to no reprecussions for their actions.

I rarely if ever take actual action, but if I'm pushed to the point where I will do something...you can bet it will be worth the risk of getting caught.


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It's interesting to watch how solar changes my behavior.

We put on as much extra power as is legal (and just don't get me started on the utility companies being allowed to cap how much solar you can put on your house -- if I want to coat my entire house and yard with solar panels, I should be able to, darn it!). This was roughly 1800 kWh extra per year.

So, I used to tell the family not to use the little portable electric heaters unless they absolutely needed them, because my impression is that electric heat is roughly 10x as expensive as gas heat, though getting an honest analysis is hard. But now, we have a gross surplus of electricity for which we're only going to get paid $0.03/kWh, so why not use it?

2 heaters x 1.5 kW x 2 hours per day x 120 days (all winter) = 720 kWh.

We can run those heaters ridiculously often and still not even touch half our surplus.

Woo hoo!


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All our hoses are dethawed.

So there's that.


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Ragadolf wrote:

Wow,...

Remind me not to get any of you guys mad at ME!
;P

Tell me about it!

Ragadolf wrote:

Also, I do have to agree that I consider Shakey hard to read, even the fun stuff. Although those original/newer side-by-side versions do help youngsters a LOT to understand what the !@#$ they are talking about. ;)

But again, seeing it performed (or performing it yourself if you are so inclined) by peeps NOT trying to overdo it with a heavy-duty-over-the-top-Elizabethan accent (Seriously, HOW/WHY did we ever think that was how they actually talked anyway?!?) I just think that the comedies are FUNNY.
Maybe that's just how my sense of humor rolls? Dunno.

Must also agree with above, that a lot of his stuff DOES seem as if he finished writing them with a Rapier and Dagger pointed at his jugular and private parts respectively, while being told to finish them NOW.

(Which, you know, is a realistic possibility, considering the time period, lifestyles, and the probable personalities involved)
:)

My wife is an English major and loves Shakespeare, so I can't be too hard on him - my rants and jokes aside, there is no question that he's a phenomenal author with an excellent grasp on human psyche and a deep understanding of how that can be turned into a solid performance piece.

I just don't like his tragedies, which are the preponderance of what is mandated for teaching (and there is precious little time to do anything beyond what is mandated, 'cause teachers are busy, dang it!), and as a result, having to go through the (in my entirely subjective opinion) least parts of a man's work (that I've already read) and spend a really long time on it was... not exciting.

I mean, I had other stuff to do, like video games, and reading books!

Despite my rather exaggerated reaction, I do think he's an excellent writer, and worthy of most of the praise he gets. I just don't wanna read Hamlet again. On the other hand, the Godfather films also don't interest me, nor does Jaws, or Grease (fun music aside), and Gone with the Wind is surprisingly painful.

What I'm saying is that my preferences against it doesn't make it bad, it just makes it... not the thing I, personally, want to spend my time on.


captain yesterday wrote:

All our hoses are dethawed.

So there's that.

Speaking of things I don't wanna spend my time on!

Thawing hoses!


Speaking of things I wanna spend my time on!

Good rock music!


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This evening's schedule:

(1) GothBard is going to a company screening of Frozen II
(2) I am taking Impus Major to Children's Hospital for routine tests

I feel that I am getting the better end of that bargain.


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Today should be a good day.

My 8th graders spent the morning mostly working on a poem about themselves basically a free verse list of "I" statements that they finish that turned out pretty neat.

My 11th graders are presenting their Roaring 20s projects, and I always enjoy these days because I like watching them dig into things like this.

I'm running a 5e table at FLGS tonight.

Unfortunately, I'm doing all this with a limited range of motion in my neck because I've reached the age where I can injure myself by sleeping. Getting older sucks.


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Tacticslion wrote:
Ragadolf wrote:

Wow,...

Remind me not to get any of you guys mad at ME!
;P

Tell me about it!

Ragadolf wrote:

Also, I do have to agree that I consider Shakey hard to read, even the fun stuff. Although those original/newer side-by-side versions do help youngsters a LOT to understand what the !@#$ they are talking about. ;)

But again, seeing it performed (or performing it yourself if you are so inclined) by peeps NOT trying to overdo it with a heavy-duty-over-the-top-Elizabethan accent (Seriously, HOW/WHY did we ever think that was how they actually talked anyway?!?) I just think that the comedies are FUNNY.
Maybe that's just how my sense of humor rolls? Dunno.

Must also agree with above, that a lot of his stuff DOES seem as if he finished writing them with a Rapier and Dagger pointed at his jugular and private parts respectively, while being told to finish them NOW.

(Which, you know, is a realistic possibility, considering the time period, lifestyles, and the probable personalities involved)
:)

My wife is an English major and loves Shakespeare, so I can't be too hard on him - my rants and jokes aside, there is no question that he's a phenomenal author with an excellent grasp on human psyche and a deep understanding of how that can be turned into a solid performance piece.

I just don't like his tragedies, which are the preponderance of what is mandated for teaching (and there is precious little time to do anything beyond what is mandated, 'cause teachers are busy, dang it!), and as a result, having to go through the (in my entirely subjective opinion) least parts of a man's work (that I've already read) and spend a really long time on it was... not exciting.

I mean, I had other stuff to do, like video games, and reading books!

Despite my rather exaggerated reaction, I do think he's an excellent writer, and worthy of most of the praise he gets. I just don't wanna read Hamlet again. On the other hand, the Godfather films...

Completely agree and understand. On all of the above.

:)
(My wife is also a teacher) ;P


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Limeylongears wrote:

Possibly wearing a leather jacket with 'USA' down the sleeves is its own punishment.

I bet it's a leather bomber jacket. Very likely the sleeves are suede, and it has a 'tactical' holster built into the red, white and blue sateen lining.

You are so, so close.


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Scintillae wrote:

Today should be a good day.

My 8th graders spent the morning mostly working on a poem about themselves basically a free verse list of "I" statements that they finish that turned out pretty neat.

Cool,

Quote:
My 11th graders are presenting their Roaring 20s projects, and I always enjoy these days because I like watching them dig into things like this.

Also Cool,

Quote:
I'm running a 5e table at FLGS tonight.

Very Cool,

Quote:
Unfortunately, I'm doing all this with a limited range of motion in my neck because I've reached the age where I can injure myself by sleeping.

NOT the cool. Not at ALL cool!

Quote:
Getting older sucks.

This, is very, very true.

:(


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Vanykrye wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:

Possibly wearing a leather jacket with 'USA' down the sleeves is its own punishment.

I bet it's a leather bomber jacket. Very likely the sleeves are suede, and it has a 'tactical' holster built into the red, white and blue sateen lining.

You are so, so close.

Is it Nascar.


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Hello, everyone.


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Captain ? wrote:
Vanykrye wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:

Possibly wearing a leather jacket with 'USA' down the sleeves is its own punishment.

I bet it's a leather bomber jacket. Very likely the sleeves are suede, and it has a 'tactical' holster built into the red, white and blue sateen lining.

You are so, so close.
Is it Nascar.

No, but the only things Limey got wrong was a lack of holster (that I'm aware of) and the lining is black. Otherwise, he's spot on.


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Scintillae wrote:

Today should be a good day.

My 8th graders spent the morning mostly working on a poem about themselves basically a free verse list of "I" statements that they finish that turned out pretty neat.

My 11th graders are presenting their Roaring 20s projects, and I always enjoy these days because I like watching them dig into things like this.

I'm running a 5e table at FLGS tonight.

Unfortunately, I'm doing all this with a limited range of motion in my neck because I've reached the age where I can injure myself by sleeping. Getting older sucks.

that's impossible. You're younger than me.


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Not in reference to anything important, but I'm sitting a good 6-7' (2m ish) from someone at the airport. He's on his phone, but using wireless earbuds. I can hear the other person on the phone fairly clearly.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Scintillae wrote:

Today should be a good day.

My 8th graders spent the morning mostly working on a poem about themselves basically a free verse list of "I" statements that they finish that turned out pretty neat.

My 11th graders are presenting their Roaring 20s projects, and I always enjoy these days because I like watching them dig into things like this.

I'm running a 5e table at FLGS tonight.

Unfortunately, I'm doing all this with a limited range of motion in my neck because I've reached the age where I can injure myself by sleeping. Getting older sucks.

that's impossible. You're younger than me.

Ha! I've been injuring myself in my sleep since I was a child!

Mostly because as a child, I had a tendency to sleep walk.


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Scintillae wrote:
...Unfortunately, I'm doing all this with a limited range of motion in my neck because I've reached the age where I can injure myself by sleeping. Getting older sucks.

Just wait 'til the night you wake up in the middle of the night and one of your limbs is completely numb and doesn't function.

It's all kinds of fun!


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(And yes, I told my doctor and her response was, "I'm surprised it took you so long for that to happen."

Thanks, doc!)


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It's me.


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Eergh. 90 minutes 'til a weeklong vacation (technically 9 days, since I bracketed it with weekends), already filed status, already finished all my work, so it's one of those rare, "Being at work for the sake of being at work" moments for me.

I could ask my manager for the afternoon off, but typically she likes to set 2:00 pm as our "early release" time just so HER manager doesn't get mad at us for not being around.

But somehow, I think once 2:00 pm hits there's going to be a jailbreak around here...


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NobodysHome wrote:

It's me.

*spills a bag of multi-colored dice*


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Ragadolf wrote:


Must also agree with above, that a lot of his stuff DOES seem as if he finished writing them with a Rapier and Dagger pointed at his jugular and private parts respectively, while being told to finish them NOW.

:)

Read that. Immediately started thinking 'How?'

Best answer I could come up with: rapier in low third (hand near right hip, tip of blade angled slightly upwards), dagger in first (arm at shoulder level, blade more or less horizontal).

Clearly I spend too much time with swords...


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My big ass package of Paizo subs arrived yesterday but I haven't had a chance to look at them until now.

I am loving what I see in the Starfinder Character Operations Manual so far.

Except the alternate ability adjustments, those seemed a bit unnecessary to me, but I'm sure someone somewhere is super excited for them.


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For instance, mechanics can now build their own Iron Man suit.


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Come back to me when I can pilot a giant robot.

Or a vehicle that transforms into a giant robot.

Or a vehicle that can combine with other vehicles to form a giant robot.

Or a space succubus.

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