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  • AH-nniversary

    1 day ago

    Steffie AH Social

    I forgot to post here last week but I've officially survived 3 years with Achievement Hunter! 

  • Mixer for Twitch

    1 day ago

    SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

    Good news: I have been streaming more!

    Weird news: NOT over at Twitch!

    I created a Mixer account during PAX West. I did it initially for the free pin and fidget spinner (*sad trombone*), but it turns out that I really enjoy the service and the communities within. I gotta give a shoutout to @kriss for introducing me to some of her buddies at the Mixer booth!

    In an effort to curb my rambling, here are my thoughts in bullet points -

    *  I prefer Mixer over Twitch

    *  I'm NOT deleting my Twitch account and will continue to watch my friends over there!

    *  I'm still rocking my Twitch hoodies <3

    *  I'm focusing my streaming activity to Mixer

    *  This isn't a brand loyalty thing...it's all about liking the service features and the intimate atmosphere. 

    If you happen to find yourself over at Mixer, look me up!


    I even have interactive buttons that you can press to make cartoon characters yell at me!

    AND did you see the amazing new banner I have? That's all @Rogzilla <3 I have it up on my twitter banner as well  <3  I mean, you know that Stitch and I will give Rick back his spaceship when we are done joy ridin'  caboose


    1 day ago

    Kaoru27Umi Princess of Mars


    -Link can basically get any pussy he wants.

    -With all these 'shrooms Link collects, you'd think he'd be high 24/7.

    -Got stuck on a ledge high in a cliff because it was raining. Can I get that ocarina and play some Song of Storms now please?

    -Found my first memory of Pri to the Zel and she’s really cute. I approve. That being said, Link is as hilariously silent as ever. Even when she’s trying to get you to eat a frog.

    -Mother Fucking Horse won’t let me ride him. I’m “aah, aah”ing it to death and it’s like “nah bitch I wanna go over here.” So I named it “My Bitch”. Put that horse in it’s place.

    -“You wanted My Bitch, right?” “Seems My Bitch can’t hear you calling.” …lmao.

    -Got My Bitch stuck on a cliff. By accident...??

    -Found an island where they made me get naked.

    -Some magical dragon shocked me to death?

    -Trying to solve riddles in Japanese is harder than I thought.

    -Have you ever tried running away from enemies while trying to explode your bombs to kill them? #donttrythis

    -Not sure how I activated a Seeker Sheikah tower that had magic scary men around it... Thinking they wouldn’t follow me high into the air BUT THEY DID. Oh they did. I felt a panic like I haven’t known in a long time.

    -Cooked something that turned into a literal blur. I’m scared to eat it.



    -I’m pretty sure 20 of those korogu no mi (what is this in English??) I found by accident just from lifting rocks and popping balloons. They’re soooooo cute though. I dropped a rock on one’s head and it made the cutest sound ever. I felt so bad. I want to take them all with me and make them my pets. Forever.

    -I’m really good at drowning apparently. Especially when I think I can make it to a rock when I can’t.

    -I can catch fairies WITHOUT A BOTTLE?!?!

    -You can literally start mayhem from fire can’t you?

    -I think I just met Falco? 

    -Why is it I’m always by accident finding those moving laser death statues WHEN I WANT TO BE ALIVE?

    -Save Hyrule? I'm too busying looking for flowers and mushrooms.



    Exactly how I feel.

  • What does it mean when...

    2 days ago

    EricHVela FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Microsoft Weirdos 10

    Star Wars: Battlefront (2015) is available for $5 on Origin and all of its DLCs are free?

    That usually only happens when a game has been abandoned.

    Oh. Wait.

  • Long Time, No Journal

    1 day ago

    Joron093 Keeper of The Forges

    Made another knife, actually two I guess, so you'll get an extra tidbit because I forgot about the first one up until I just started writing this.

    The first one I finished a few weeks ago for my Grandma, she does lots of fantastic cooking for us and I noticed that her knives were a little on the dull side and overall very worn out.  So I wiped up a suitable carving knife to deal with those stubborn, roasts, steaks, veggies, ninjas,  and fruits.  Purple is her favorite color too so I used a piece of purple heart wood for the handle, it's been used a few times now and she's quite happy with it, says that the knife cuts through meat like it's soft butter.  



    The second knife was an attempt at something new, a makiri, a traditional knife of the Ainu people.  There's something that I find to be very aesthetically pleasing about the design of this knife and I wanted to make my own take on it. 
    The blade started as an old file, forging the blade was the simplest step in this project.


    Once the blade was completely done the next phase was to get the handle made.  The wood for the handle (and sheath) is ash(?).  The tang is burned into the handle to fit and then some decorative carving for flair.


    Once everything is carved I burn and oil them, secure the blade to the handle, braid the cord to the sheath, and attach the antler toggles.


    Even though it's an unusual style it's quite a comfortable feeling handle and a practical design for a work knife.


    This was a fun build, different from the regular grind and something I look forward to trying again and improving upon. 

    Link to my Twitter feed if you want to see more photos of the whole process. 

    Take care.

  • Fan Service Summer Season Finale

    4 hours ago


    Whats up my Fan Services peeps!


    (we need a group name for y'all)

    Hope you're all having a relaxing summer!

    Saturday, October 30, is the finale of the Fan Service summer mini-season!!

    To celebrate, Reina will be joining us,because we love her more than we ever thought possible for six anime talk show hosts to love a person. 

    She has graciously offered to give us some much needed lesson in the Japanese language, so if you have any interesting word or phrase that you'd like an official translation for, send it in, and maybe it will be featured!

    We also have several BIG announcements as well as what may be one of the most interesting discussion topics ever on Fan Service. I don't put this lightly; "YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS EPISODE"

    Don't forget to send in interesting questions for Community Service as well. Reina will be joining us so make them good!



  • Maintaining the Status Quo

    10 hours ago

    EricHVela FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Microsoft Weirdos 10

    The number of cyclists in this town increases every new school year, but the percentage of responsible cyclists and irresponsible cyclists seems to stay the same (meaning both increase).

    I'm willing to wager that there are some schools out there still teaching bicycle safety. To all of those who do, thank you so much!

    Perhaps, there will be a critical mass where safe cycling will bleed over into most cyclists instead of a minority of them out of necessity. That would likely have far-reaching improvements to cycling amenities, causing a feedback loop of more people willing to ride with more amenities to support them, inspiring more cyclists, etc.

    I would love for conditions to improve enough to ride again.

  • The Shadow Tengu doesn't have a long nose

    8 hours ago


    Hello everybody and welcome to another exciting Transformers review.  I have two figures to look at, one a Legends class figure and the other... well, it's a bit special, but it would be classified as a CHUG figure, but you'll see when we get to it.  Both items are third party Transformers, but from different companies.

    I decided to do the Legends figure today and plan to do the other item tomorrow.  And hopefully soon I can have my planned theme week happening.  With any luck, maybe.  For now, let's talk about this figure.

    Without further ado, may I present to you the Iron Factory IF-EX 19 Phase Sixer, Shadow Tengu!


    Shadow Tengu, as you probably guessed, is a legend class style Sixshot.  And you're probably wondering "A legends class Sixshot?  Is that even possible?"  Well, Irony Factory set out to do that.  Did they succeed?  Well, we'll get to that in a bit.

    But as you can see, Shadow Tengu comes in the typical windowed IF box, showing off the figure itself.


    And on the back of the box you have all six modes of Shadow Tengu.  Will this be a masterpiece of engineering?  Let's get him out of the box and see if that's the case.


    So here we have Shadow Tengu out of his packaging, and just like any other IF release, you have a lot of detail and paint, which is rather impressive for a legends scale figure.  Especially with something that's going to transform into a lot of different modes.


    Getting up close to the head sculpt you can see that it's a mostly white head with sharp, red eyes, typical of your standard Sixshot, needing to look all evil.


    For posing, like any other IF figure, you're really not lacking in that department.  Generations Cosmos wishes he could be as poseable as the IF releases.


    For accessories, we have a number of them, but two are really for the alt-modes, so we'll talk about them later.  First, we have your standard rifles done in a white plastic.  It appears hollow at firs,t but it's mostly detail.

    And look at that extreme pose I have going here.  That's how good the posing is.


    And then we have two swords.  The handles are painted black while the blades are done in chrome.  This is the typical Iron Factory swords that some of their other releases, like Overlord and Drift, have.  Why bother making different swords, right?

    Now for comparisons.


    First, here is Shadow Tengu with some other Iron Factory releases, their versions of Deathlock and Drift.  As you can see, he's quite a bit taller than the two mirror images.


    Now for a Phase Six comparison.  Here is Shadow Tengu with Evil Lord, and you can see that Evil Lord is about a head taller than the six changer.


    And here is Shadow Tengu with another IF Phase Sixer, this time Soul Reaper, their version of Sky Shadow, who is shorter than the six changer.


    For an official release, here is Shadow Tengu with Titan's Return Bumblebee, showing just how tall he is in comparison to the official line.


    And lastly, just for fun, here is Shadow Tengu with G1 Sixshot.  Yes, G1 Sixshot is quite tall.

    For the alt-mode comparisons I won't be using G1 Sixshot, mainly because of time and that you've already seen all of this once before, so we'll just skip it.  We'll also be doing the transformations in order of the instructions, so if you have this figure with you, you can play at home.

    Finally, two things for transformation.  Shadow Tengu has a base form that allows you to go into hte different modes, which is where you'll start things.  Mostly, it's about tucking in the head and then the hands.  For the different forms you have to position Shadow Tengu's shoulders a specific way.  the instructions show where the ball joint of the shoulders need to be.  There's only three real positions that cover all the modes, so it shouldn't be a problem.

    Well, enough about that, let's start with the first form, the gun!


    So... yeah, he's a gun.  You can see two more accessories here that you'll see better in another mode, but basically you have two smaller guns that plug inside of the feet, copying the little guns that G1 Sixshot has.


    Here's how he looks in hand.  And as typical, the gun mode is the weakest of all of Sixshot's modes.


    Next, we transition into Winged Wolf mode, and I think it's my favorite alt-mode of the bunch.


    Getting up close to the head sculpt you can see that it's white with sharp, red eyes.  A decent sculpt for a wolf head, though I think it's emulated the G1 toy a bit much here.


    Oh, and the mouth does open, allowing Sixshot to howl at the moon.


    And even though the instructions don't mention it, you can store the guns on this alt-mode.  It just has this problem of shooting out his feet if he needs to shoot somebody.


    For a quick comparison, here is Shadow Tengu with Frenzy/Rumble, another Titan's Return Legend class figure.


    The next mode is the tank mode, and you can see the additional gun placements better here.


    And... yeah, it's an attempt at a tank.  In this case, certainly a rather weak alt-mode for the legends class figure.


    Though honestly, I might have mistransformed the feet.  The instructions weren't quite clear, but outside of G1 Sixshot and MMC's Terminus Hexatron, the tank modes have always been rather weak.


    And for this comparison, here is Frenzy/Rumble once again, because we can't get enough of him.


    Next is the APC mode, which works better than the tank mode.


    Though one issue I have with this mode is that I feel like the arms are sitting up too high.  The wheels can roll, but it's more difficult in the position that they're in.


    Still, this is one of Shadow Tengu's better alt-modes.


    For comparison, you guessed it, Frenzy/Rumble is back for another comparison.


    Lastly, we're going to finish this up with the space jet mode.  And... yeah, it's an attempt at one.


    it's certainly a better attempt at a space jet than the tank trying to be a tank, but this has always been a middle of the road alt-mode for any Sixshot figure.  I think the one that pulled this off the best is the MMC version.


    Oh, and as for the Gun placements, it's kind of weird, because trying to plug in the gun one way is too lose, so I had to flip it in order to get it locked in.  Very weird.


    And the instructions don't really say it, but you can plug in the other guns in this mode, too.  So you can have your flying space jet of murder death flying around bringing murder death to all!


    And, once again, here is Frenzy/Rumble to give us one more comparison.

    And that's it for Shadow Tengu.  Did Iron Factory pull it off?  Well, kind of.  I mean, let's be honest.  There's a reason that Sixshot has always been a larger figure compared to the rest.  You do have six modes to work with, so you have to get creative with how to get everything to fit.  And while Triple Changers are going to sacrifice a form to get it to work, that is the case with Shadow Tengu, here.

    That being said, it's still rather impressive what Iron Factory did with Six Shot.  He does have my major complaint about the Iron Factory releases lacking proper locking points, but otherwise, it's a solid little figure.  If you're looking to expand your Legends collection, I would recommend him.

    Lord knows I won't be giving up my Legends collection.  I like having a shelf of little guys.  More options for epic fights.  Plus they scale well with my two city bots.  If only I had the space for one huge city bot battle.

    Tomorrow we're looking at my second figure of the week, another third party CHUG figure, but one you may not expect to see.  Hopefully you'll like it just as much as I did.  Until then.

  • Day 1355: The Light at the End of the Tunnel

    1 day ago

    topham DHYB

    I can see it now. Work today really highlighted it and hammered some of the points through to me that I have a lot to do, both at home and at work, but I'm not ready. Not right now anyway. I hope I'm ready by the time I leave, but there's quite a bit to do. 

    I need to get myself in gear as I need to make sure that I'm speaking to all the people I want to before I leave and that while I'm away I at least have people to talk to. But all that is good. I've been setting things up, and things are going alright in that department. 

    I don't know what else to say at the moment, other than I listened to the new Leprous album today and it's stunning. It's spellbinding and thoroughly enjoyable, but I'd only check it out if you're a fan of heavy prog. 

    Anyway, have an excellent day! You're all my favourites! 

    Peace -x-

  • Sorry another post but don't wanna spam the forums with this so

    8 hours ago

    zeitgeistzest (~‾▿‾)~

    AAAEEEGHHHH. My calendar's starting to look so full with courses and self-studying and extra stuff that I am starting to doubt I can handle this shit.  sob But a lot of it is stuff that's supposed to help me with getting out of this unemployment hole. Most of my doubts are coming from within... I'm more used to giving up than trying, see. But not this time. >___<

    Also shit's going down in SOA, some ugly truths gunn' be revealed.

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