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@  LBD "Nyt... : (24 August 2016 - 12:45 AM)

I still need to read everything after Vol. 1 of RG1...

@  Telly : (23 August 2016 - 11:47 PM)

i really wouldve liked to see rg1 pick up where the marvel run left off (or just a couple years after), instead of jumping 20 years. i wanna see how shit went down on earth

@  Dracula : (23 August 2016 - 09:54 PM)

After RG1, I'd just as soon have nobody ever touch the marvel continuity again

@  MEDdMI : (23 August 2016 - 08:46 PM)

I would like a dancing/rhythm game called Rhythms of Darkness, but not necessarily Marvel related.

@  Bass X0 : (23 August 2016 - 07:42 PM)

I'd like a Rhythms of Darkness mini-series from IDW following on from the Marvel issue detailing the events that happened in that continuity after the issue ended. The Marvel movie adaptation and The Big Broadcast of 2006 would take place in the same continuity.

@  Telly : (23 August 2016 - 01:21 AM)

someone must think you need another set

@  OrionPax44 : (23 August 2016 - 12:08 AM)

All I keep getting is the add for the FP Stunticon set I already own

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 August 2016 - 11:51 PM)

A tactical shortcoming.

@  MEDdMI : (22 August 2016 - 08:54 PM)

I frequently get ones for hot Asian women. I guess they're not doing their research.

@  Bass X0 : (22 August 2016 - 03:30 PM)

Most of my targeted ads are for things I just recently bought, which seems redundant

@  BScorpinok75 : (22 August 2016 - 12:47 AM)

:o

@  Defensis Prime : (21 August 2016 - 11:15 PM)

Okay, see, this is not his fault--

@  ShadowMan024 : (21 August 2016 - 09:46 PM)

Whoa. Sugar rush...

@  ShadowMan024 : (21 August 2016 - 09:46 PM)

DON'T TALK TO ME! DON'T TALK TO ME, CRIMINAL!

@  Paladin : (21 August 2016 - 08:16 PM)

they ate the whole plate. the WHOLE Plate.

@  ShadowMan024 : (21 August 2016 - 05:35 PM)

GRANMAMA DRINK YO PRUNE JUICE

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 August 2016 - 04:05 PM)

Who?

@  tffan01 : (21 August 2016 - 03:39 PM)

Yeah they were awesome.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (21 August 2016 - 03:37 PM)

Anyone wish Maggie and Glenn from the first movie would return?

@  Cybersnark : (21 August 2016 - 03:19 PM)

And if the movies focused on Lennox and Epps (and Simmons) rather than Manic Weirdo, Fatherly Asshole, Statutory Rape Guy, and Generic Female Characters #432, #527, and #671, they'd already be far, far better movies.

@  ShadowMan024 : (21 August 2016 - 03:02 PM)

Lennox and Epps are the exact opposite of "terrible."

@  Cybersnark : (21 August 2016 - 02:47 PM)

Honestly, the movie designs look fine and are totally recognizable, the problem is how they're filmed (in close-up, shakeycam, with split-second cuts). We just need more wide shots, and a plot that focuses on the TFs as characters rather than as props for the (terrible) human characters..

@  Boomhauer : (21 August 2016 - 01:45 PM)

Yeah it's pretty obvious that the movie designs go out of their way to have parts in particular places that move around like muscles. They're going for metal aliens instead of megazords. A reboot, no matter how faithful to G1, would probably still have to try and go for a visual style that allows that kind of fluid movement.

@  cefurox : (21 August 2016 - 10:17 AM)

wew lad

@  unluckiness : (21 August 2016 - 08:48 AM)

At the very least, they make it tougher to see when parts clip through other parts

@  Fnu Aw : (21 August 2016 - 08:45 AM)

The movie designs were never about realism. They're about natural looking movement. Realistic G1 style designs would not move the way we want to see Transformers move. They'd collide with their own boxiness. The shredded metal look of the movie designs lets them flex.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 August 2016 - 06:18 AM)

IDW's art styles varied wildly throughout the years. And I'm not sure how "realism" is a reason to have one over any other since we don't know what shape-changing metal lifeforms really look like.

@  MEDdMI : (21 August 2016 - 05:51 AM)

I liked Eric the best, since he felt the most like a real person to me and had character growth over the series.

@  MEDdMI : (21 August 2016 - 05:50 AM)

Sort of. It was never animated, but if you scroll down to ep 28 and you can read the script for the final ep.

@  tffan01 : (21 August 2016 - 05:47 AM)

of course I'm not talking about Sunbow or Marvel, they look like people in cardboard boxes, I mean IDW, they look both interesting, realistic and also G1 enough.

@  Bass X0 : (21 August 2016 - 05:43 AM)

Did the kids in the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon ever find a way home for good?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 August 2016 - 11:15 PM)

Since we're talking about design styles, wasn't AHM like that?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 August 2016 - 11:13 PM)

Yeah, look at IDW. All its lead writers are longstnading fans, but it's not like they've tried to wholly shoehorn Marvel or Sunbow into IDW.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 August 2016 - 11:10 PM)

Or even a new style that isn't quite like any of the others.

@  Pennpenn : (20 August 2016 - 11:09 PM)

Even if they simplified the designs they'd probably look more like Prime than G1.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 August 2016 - 10:59 PM)

Also, "they'll go to G1 because they already used over-complicated movie designs" is a bit of a false dichotomy.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 August 2016 - 09:45 PM)

Also, flat-nosed trucks don't look intimidatingly cool to most American audiences. Movies got to find some way to get funding.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 August 2016 - 08:23 PM)

When someone stands next to say, Optimus Prime's leg it would just look like there's a large blue rectangle.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 August 2016 - 08:21 PM)

In live-action, they would all look flat and underdetailed when they're supposed to be huge.

@  tffan01 : (20 August 2016 - 03:32 PM)

I'm 90% sure they will be using more G1-ish designs in the reboot (if there'll be such a thing of course). They already used over-complicated movie designs, they'll return to G1.

@  tffan01 : (20 August 2016 - 03:15 PM)

All I'm saying is when they reboot it, they might want to try something they never did in the screen and use G1-ish designs.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 August 2016 - 02:57 PM)

Why? Would a classic G1 aesthetic make money?

@  ShadowMan024 : (20 August 2016 - 02:38 PM)

I don't think that switching to G1 would "correct" anything.

@  tffan01 : (20 August 2016 - 02:22 PM)

I actually believe they would switch to G1 because I feel like the next director would try to correct 'wrongs' of the older movies.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 August 2016 - 02:15 PM)

Also, if they get to the point of completely rebooting the movies with an entirely different aesthetic I highly doubt they'd switch specifically to G1.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 August 2016 - 02:13 PM)

A design alone doesn't say anything. The designs and the setting together are what TFWiki would deliberate upon.

@  tffan01 : (20 August 2016 - 02:13 PM)

I know but a movie character would definitely gets his sub page because of the tie-ins, it would be far too long.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 August 2016 - 02:12 PM)

Sub-pages are not done because of new franchises; they are done for length reasons.

@  tffan01 : (20 August 2016 - 02:12 PM)

I mean if they look like this: http://www.allspark....-1471381025.jpg

@  ShadowMan024 : (20 August 2016 - 02:02 PM)

If they were in the G1 continuity (which I doubt would happen), then yes. Otherwise, a reboot would likely be separate from G1 and the current Movieverse.


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#1 ShadowMan024

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 02:24 PM

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Melinda Drabek-Chritton and Chad Chritton face child abuse charges for starving their 15-year old daughter, who they kept locked in the basement.

The girl told investigators that the abuse began when she was ten. The family locked her in the basement, where Drabek-Chritton, who is the girl's stepmother, would beat her. The girl, now 15, weighed 70 pounds when she escaped her abusers.

In addition to being starved in the basement, the girl told police that she was deprived of a bathroom, so she would take showers using the sink and went to the bathroom "in boxes or containers." If things got messy, the girl told investigators, "they will make me eat it. Or drink it or rub it on my face."

The girl told investigators that she could hear the family getting ready for its day every morning, according to the Associated Press, but they would ignore her when she begged for food. She mostly ate scraps from the floor or in the garbage, she told investigators.

The Chrittons did not allow her to go to school or church. On occasions where she ran away, they would bring her home and threaten her.

Chad Chritton, her father, weighs 240 pounds while her stepmother Melinda Drabek-Chritton tips the scales at 370, according to police.

The girl escaped the house on February 6, after being threatened by Drabek-Chritton. The girl's stepmother threatened to throw her down the stairs. The girl ran out the door "barefoot and lightly dressed," and was discovered by a motorist.

The girl's stepbrother, Josh Drabek, has also been charged for abusing the girl. Josh Drabek allegedly began sexually assaulting her when she was ten. He would force her to perform oral sex on him.

Attorney Thomas J. McClure, representing the girl's parents, insists his clients are "good people" who have been "unfairly characterized by an incomplete investigation," according to WKOW.

In court today, the Wisconsin couple asked to have their bail lowered because neither parent is a flight risk.

We'll keep you up to date on events as they unfold.


You know the worst thing about this? They didn't seem to have any real motive. It just sounds like they did this for jives and giggles.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 02:28 PM

This is wholly despicable.

I'm now sickened by this.

If you'll excuse me, I'm about to drive two states over and have a very violent talk with some chubby scumbags.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 02:49 PM

Sadly, they will be treated better in prison than they treated their daughter.

These people need to die.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 02:51 PM

It's an unsettling thought, knowing that while I go about my day, watching TV, posting on forums, eating lunch... somewhere, there's a kid that's locked in a basement, being beaten, starved and tormented like a bad Eli Roth movie.

And not just the parents need to suffer for this, but the brother that raped her, too. They neglected to mention his age, but I HOPE he isn't a minor. He shouldn't get off easy.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:11 PM

These are the kinds of people who should be in prison for 75 years.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:25 PM

Wtf though, really? Poor girl. Hope the jury/judge have an ouce of sense.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:34 PM

Or the family has sudden, unanimous heart attacks.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:38 PM

QUOTE(MrBlud @ Mar 2 2012, 07:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
These are the kinds of people who should be in prison for 75 years.


No. They should just be killed.
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:39 PM

This is why I DON'T support the death penalty. I believe people like this should be made to suffer, not take the easy way out.
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:43 PM

I don't even know what to say to this.

I hope those fat bastards meet, slow, excruciating deaths.

EDIT: After a long, terrible, horrible stay in jail, of course.

Edited by Cabooceratops, 02 March 2012 - 03:49 PM.


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Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:44 PM

QUOTE(ultra magnus13 @ Mar 2 2012, 02:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(MrBlud @ Mar 2 2012, 07:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
These are the kinds of people who should be in prison for 75 years.


No. They should just be killed.

No, cuz then they don't learn anything.


QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Mar 2 2012, 02:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is why I DON'T support the death penalty. I believe people like this should be made to suffer, not take the easy way out.


Yes. This. Those are my thoughts on the death penalty exactly.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:45 PM

How utterly horrible. I hope the daughter so callously and casually abused is able to find the help she needs and a loving home.

As for her "Family", I hope they get the book thrown at them and enjoy a nice 8x8 cell for a long time to come.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 03:47 PM

QUOTE(Rust @ Mar 2 2012, 02:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As for her "Family", I hope they get the book thrown at them and enjoy a nice 8x8 cell for a long time to come.


It's funny because they're fat and that will be far too small.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:04 PM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Mar 2 2012, 12:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is why I DON'T support the death penalty. I believe people like this should be made to suffer, not take the easy way out.


Not to spin off the topic into a Death Penalty debate - but this kind of case is exactly why I *do* support the Death Penalty. These kind of people should be exterminated like the vicious beasts they are.

Torturing them may have poetic justice, but it serves no purpose other than revenge. Putting them down removes them from the gene pool quickly, permanently and humanely. If we put down dogs that bite, we should put down monsters like this, and have no regrets.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:10 PM

I agree with Fwiffo.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:13 PM

I'm not concerned with anything being poetic I simply believe in either punishment or rehabilitation, depending on the crime. Granted, rehabilittaion in the current US prison system is a joke but these people deserve punishment.

There's a documentary on Netflix about solitary confinement prisons. They're kinda inhumane as they drive people totally nuts. I think these bastards deserve to walk into a cell and see the groove worn into the cement floor by the last inmate's pacing.
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Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:14 PM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ Mar 2 2012, 03:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is why I DON'T support the death penalty. I believe people like this should be made to suffer, not take the easy way out.

I agree. The punishment should fit the crime.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:18 PM

Sterilizing them would remove them from the gene pool just as effectively, without the rest of us being tainted by a government conducting murder on our behalf. But even that would be a questionable act under most current laws, and not only because these two are pretty unlikely to ever breed again, anyway. Though I'm no geneticist, I'd guess that it would take a ridiculously long time for that kind of weeding of the gene pool to have any discernible impact on the behaviour of people, assuming it ever did at all. We'll never be completely free of violence and sadism, and there's more than a few genes at work behind that.

It's hard to say much about this yet, aside from the fact it's completely sickening. The article says the couple had no reason whatsoever, but I'd find that baffling. It will be a sick and demented reason, no doubt, but there must have been something. Nobody just wakes up one day and says to themselves, "gee, I think I'll lock my 10 year-old daughter in the basement from now on so that I, my wife, and step-son can spend the rest of our lives abusing her." And even if someone just did snap one day and come up with something like that, the odds of the rest of their household just going along with it are astronomical. These three must be truly sick and depraved people.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:30 PM

There's not a hole deep enough.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:56 PM

Oh there is. It's called the Center of the Earth.

Ironbite-though adding these sick hugs to the molten core of the Earth might be a bad thing.

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