Otaku doesn't have a personal statement currently.
The Repentant Fool
31 years old
South Dakota, U.S.A.
My religion (Christianity) of course, otherwise it would be a waste of time. I am not a very good Christian, so don't be surprised if I make some mistakes.
Otherwise most 80's toy franchises, videogames in general, some Anime, comic books in general, Role-playing games and a few TCGs.
Joined: 12-January 03
Profile Views: 2,566*
Last Seen: Today, 06:54 PM
Local Time: May 23 2013, 10:58 PM
2,162 posts (1 per day)
* Profile views updated each hour
12 Dec 2012
Very brief article on Destructoid.
The 3DS cleared 211,499 sales this week, for a lifetime figure of 8,799,378 in two years. This is compared to the PS3's 8,716,260 over six years.
For those that want the bare bones.
Just curious how the board reacts to this, and angles I might not be considering. I just hope I don't find out this has already been posted in another thread. >_<
28 Oct 2012
Originally I wanted to open with a an example from my own writings, but as I started I realized I am far too slow and rambling a writer for that to work. So instead of a surprise twist, here is the pitch:
Cybertronians (be they Autobots, Decepticons, whatever) exist in a continuity where they aren't this crazy ancient race, andor first encounter humans (or Nebulans, or other similar-to-humans, organic race) that are more technologically advanced than we are. How does that work?
As cool as Transformers (and giant robots, transforming mecha, battlesuits, etc.) are in general, a lot of times the technology comes across as less than practical; without assuming story specifics it is hard to explain how a humanoid robot "mecha" that turns into a jet fighter is going to be a better jet or a better "mecha" than those that have just the one mode. Versatility is good, but it isn't like amphibious automobiles are standard despite having been around in various forms since the 1960s. Seems like you end up with something that costs more than a unit with a single purpose, and under performs compared to non-dual-purpose units.
A lot of Transformer technology seems to revolve around Transwarp, or borrowing designs from their own physiology. Some of this is because even when going from "living" metal to mundane metal, it just seems easier to do than trying to take a complex organic design and replicate it in non-living materials. This needs to be viewed in the proper light, since in some ways it makes them rather "privileged".
So I just think it might be fun if for once, the Cybertronians are featured interacting with organic life (even perhaps humans) that are farther advanced technologically than we are, and in some key areas are equal to or ahead of Cybertronians. So that when a Seeker is hiding as a high-tech jet/space-fighter, that Seeker needs to be careful because a Cybertronian disguised as such a vehicle won't perform equally to the vehicle. Cybertronians are hiding because while a single, unarmed human (or Nebulan, or whatever organic species we use) still isn't a threat, even the civilian population might have access to vehicles capable of matching the Cybertronian's performance and weapons capable of more than superficial harm.
The military (or similarly equipped organizations) flat out are a threat, even without superior numbers... that last part is the key difference from most other franchises. A human (or two) in a standard military issue jet fighter versus a Cybertronian disguised facing off will come down to who is the better fighter pilot (barring things like individual superpowers).
So am I the only one who could enjoy this? Is it so ingrained that Transformers must be this super-ancient-and-advanced race that they can not only masquerade as the vehicles of other lifeforms, but outperform the real equipment while doing it? Has this been run with and I just missed it (I read next to know TF comics, for example)?
3 Aug 2012
I've got three auctions ending in less than 24 hours, but here's a link for those interested:
I've got the "Special Team Leaders" set that consists of redecoed Legends figures, and two sets of the Mini-Con 12 Pack was (supposed to be) exclusive to K-Mart; one set is open, the other is still sealed. If you've got questions, let me know!
4 Jan 2013 - 3:41
27 Nov 2012 - 16:19
1 Aug 2012 - 18:22
16 Jul 2012 - 11:08
7 Jun 2012 - 11:55
Other users have left no comments for Otaku.
|Lo-Fi Version||Time is now: 23rd May 2013 - 10:58 PM|