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@  BillBarclay : (11 February 2016 - 10:54 AM)

nah! it's Venus that's going to Botcon!

@  Paladin : (11 February 2016 - 10:45 AM)

could've also meant Cree Summer...

@  Dracula : (11 February 2016 - 08:39 AM)

Good going, Blackarachnia. I heard it's been hard for her to get roles after Hasbro brought in Airachnid.

@  BillBarclay : (11 February 2016 - 06:34 AM)

you mean Venus Terzo! she's supposed to be going to Botcon

@  Whirl Maximus : (11 February 2016 - 03:23 AM)

Blackarachnia was on Supernatural last night.

@  Plokatron : (10 February 2016 - 11:08 PM)

Ponderous slagging ponderous. Hey anyone got some good Hi-res captures of Ironhide in Infestation? I really need close ups of his head for reference on a project.

@  Plokatron : (09 February 2016 - 10:46 PM)

Ok now this is funny. I ordered a used copy of HoS GN and the one I got was a library copy once. It's marked Union County on it. Thats my home county. :D It never was in my library though. Mine is named after the man who built it not the town or county but still kinda funny.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 February 2016 - 09:44 PM)

Is it sad I read "KF7 Soviet" as "KFC7 Soviet"?

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 February 2016 - 03:38 PM)

Neat.

@  Dracula : (09 February 2016 - 03:35 PM)

A what? Oh, you must mean a KF7 Soviet. Common mistake.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 February 2016 - 03:22 PM)

Can I just get an AK-47 instead?

@  Telly : (09 February 2016 - 02:35 PM)

this is form 47-a. you want form 47-A. start again

@  MEDdMI : (09 February 2016 - 02:07 PM)

Now you didn't fill the form in black or blue ink. Do it again.

@  Rycochet : (09 February 2016 - 02:04 PM)

You made a typo on the first page of the forms, you're going to have to go back and fill the whole form out again, from first to final.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 February 2016 - 01:31 PM)

"bats"

@  Dracula : (09 February 2016 - 01:09 PM)

Nice and soft, you say? This isn't even my final form!!!!

@  Telly : (09 February 2016 - 12:47 PM)

its nice and soft like YOU dracula *bats eyelashes* and thatll probly be the last thing i post in this thing now lol

@  Dracula : (09 February 2016 - 08:52 AM)

It's course and rough...wait that doesn't work

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 February 2016 - 08:43 AM)

It gets everywhere?

@  Paladin : (09 February 2016 - 07:57 AM)

i hate snow.

@  BillBarclay : (08 February 2016 - 04:58 PM)

btw one of the Transformers Victory intro's(not the original music used) on YouTube uses one of the pieces of music used on the US version of Transformers Armada

@  Rycochet : (08 February 2016 - 03:55 PM)

You should read it again, it gets better with age!

@  Whirl Maximus : (08 February 2016 - 03:46 PM)

I am fully aware of that story and mentioning it carries the penalty of fifty towel snaps.

@  Rycochet : (08 February 2016 - 03:31 PM)

Shh, it's a trap!

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 February 2016 - 02:48 PM)

See, you said "awesome" and "The Beast" in the same sentence, and I think you broke my mind with the contradiction.

@  Rycochet : (08 February 2016 - 02:42 PM)

No-one tell Whirl about the awesome dinobot combiner, The Beast.

@  Plokatron : (08 February 2016 - 02:37 PM)

@Dracula Uh oh were in trouble.

@  Rycochet : (08 February 2016 - 02:36 PM)

If you think that's cool, wait until you see what other stuff we're hiding from you.

@  Whirl Maximus : (08 February 2016 - 02:33 PM)

Transformers Victory's intro is awesome. And not one of you told me.... WHY?!!!

@  Rycochet : (08 February 2016 - 10:43 AM)

It doesn't count those using it on other pages.

@  Rycochet : (08 February 2016 - 10:43 AM)

If it's the one by IPB Shoutbox, it means the number of people who are viewing the Shoutbox page.

@  tffan01 : (08 February 2016 - 10:34 AM)

Where's the red numbers?

@  Lush City : (08 February 2016 - 09:23 AM)

Ok total newb to the shoutbox, but what do the red numbers in the corner mean?

@  Whirl Maximus : (08 February 2016 - 09:09 AM)

Thought it would lead to hi jinks and a lark like that movie Idiocracy instead it turned into something disturbing and traumatic like that movie Small Soldiers.

@  Dracula : (08 February 2016 - 08:55 AM)

You used MUNITION CHIPS in TOYS??

@  tffan01 : (08 February 2016 - 08:02 AM)

hi

@  Robowang : (08 February 2016 - 07:58 AM)

SEX

@  Whirl Maximus : (08 February 2016 - 07:48 AM)

I got bruticus limbs at FP last monday and Onslaught on Friday. Huge mistake, I inserted an X1000 microprocessor in each one and a extra for Bruticus, and they mopped the floor with the rest of my CW collection.

@  BillBarclay : (08 February 2016 - 06:18 AM)

i already got those(Scattershot & Onslaught) from Smyths Toys here in the UK, Asda's supposed to have the RID Warrior Class figures in(Megatronus, Blue Optimus Prime ect)

@  Plokatron : (08 February 2016 - 02:07 AM)

Yeah glad I ain't a bug or a bowwow. Hahaha

@  Plokatron : (08 February 2016 - 02:07 AM)

@Lisbon Virgo "I'm a black widow spider, you idiot! ...I can do both."

@  Daith : (08 February 2016 - 12:39 AM)

Better than still sitting on Cyclonus and Hot Spot

@  Telly : (07 February 2016 - 11:09 PM)

almost got excited earlier. my walmart got a new batch of cw voyagers in: onslaught and...scattershot :(

@  Smokey : (07 February 2016 - 09:08 PM)

San would probably like to die during sex.

@  MEDdMI : (07 February 2016 - 03:14 PM)

*clicks the non-existing Like button 100 times*

@  unluckiness : (07 February 2016 - 03:12 PM)

Is that Voldemort's Mini-Me?

@  MEDdMI : (07 February 2016 - 03:11 PM)

La petite mort https://en.m.wikiped.../La_petite_mort

@  Lisbon Virgo : (07 February 2016 - 02:38 PM)

Well, the idea of dying during sex sounds appealing until you realize it involves crushed pelvises...

@  Paladin : (07 February 2016 - 08:21 AM)

TripleDent Gum, will make you smile...

@  Pennpenn : (06 February 2016 - 10:34 PM)

I do love how they did the "Death! ...by snu-snu!" scene, with Fry and Brannigan's expressions shifting between horrified and delighted.


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#1 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:33 AM


Just a heads up, the TRANSFORMERS facebook page is taking questions for Furman till tomarrow noon. They will be answered next week apparently.

Here's the link:
https://www.facebook.com/transformers


-ZacWilliam, they could use a few more intelligent/non-insulting questions from what I can see.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:37 AM

Has anyone yet asked whether it's better to fight and die, or to live with the knowledge that you ran?

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:38 AM

Has Furman ever actually SEEN a vast, predatory bird?

Seriously though, I'd have to ponder a serious question.

Transformers is a brand that really has something for everyone. We are a darn lucky fandom.


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Posted 19 April 2012 - 10:40 AM

Okay, there has to be somebody to ask him those things.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:45 AM

Can someone ask him to stop using the same two or three stories over and over again?

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:52 AM

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Apr 19 2012, 12:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can someone ask him to stop using the same two or three stories over and over again?


If they wanted to over generalize greatly and be kinda insulting to someone whose nice enough to take questions for the fandom, sure.


-ZacWilliam, doesn't agree with your statement, but even if you're firmly not a fan of someone's output doesn't mean it's ok to be rude.
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Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:22 PM

This is going to be really controversial for me to say, but let me just put this out there: Just because a person is perceived as having a lofty position does not mean you shouldn't treat them as if they were a human being.

It'd be one thing if we were talking about somebody who maybe punched everyone in the face. But this is just a writer, dude. Even the worst story about toy robots doesn't justify being you being a jerkwad to them.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:09 PM

This is Simon Furman we're talking about here, not John Byrne. So let's give the guy some respect here.

Transformers is a brand that really has something for everyone. We are a darn lucky fandom.


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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:10 PM

I was being somewhat sarcastic... but there would be a hell lot more comments like mine if it was Bay... and no one would say "Show him some respect."

I -still- can't fathom why Furman is so idolized.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:30 PM

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Apr 19 2012, 08:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was being somewhat sarcastic... but there would be a hell lot more comments like mine if it was Bay... and no one would say "Show him some respect."

I -still- can't fathom why Furman is so idolized.


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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:11 AM

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Apr 19 2012, 10:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There would be a hell lot more comments like mine if it was Bay... and no one would say "Show him some respect."

I -still- can't fathom why Furman is so idolized.


1) I don't think "no-one" part is true. Yes there'd likely be a lot more rudeness because there are a lot more people a lot more upset about his output, but I'd like to believe there's a decent portion of the fandom mature enough not to be asses and jerks to him over it. Rudeness like that never does anything but make the fandom look terrible, and there are plenty of us who know that.

2) You can't fathom folks really enjoying something that isn't to your personal taste? The world must baffle you frequently then.


-ZacWilliam, I enjoy Furman. He's not a perfect writter, no. But he's told some really great G1 stories over the years and created, for all intents, a number of my favorite characters ever in those stories. The man's done some fun, classic stuff. And he's been a huge part of TF for years, you don't have to "idolize" him or be burried in nostalgia to be a fan.

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 20 April 2012 - 05:17 AM.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 06:21 AM

I didn't say I can't see why people enjoy him. As much as I think he is a bad writer.. I have enjoyed some of his stories.

However he -is- Idolized... which is different.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 06:35 AM

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Apr 20 2012, 07:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
However he -is- Idolized... which is different.


Example?


-ZacWilliam, I'd call him popular, sure, one of the most popular TF writers, but can't say I've ever seen anything suggesting "idolized".
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:10 AM

Agreed Zac. Idolized? Really? I'd go with well-regarded and respected, but idolized? Not in any significant fashion.

Transformers is a brand that really has something for everyone. We are a darn lucky fandom.


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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:24 AM

Well, the night of the Hall of Fame this year he'll be literally idolized, but other than that...

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:29 AM

You should jump over to Transfans then. Haven't been there for years due to darn Websense blocking it, though. And for the record, I too used to idolize Furman. These days, we do have TF comic writers as good as him, but during DW and early IDW, that certainly wasn't so.

But yeah, liked that place. We got #1 Furmanite Fan badges! Those were the days. icon-fire.gif

QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Apr 19 2012, 03:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Has Furman ever actually SEEN a vast, predatory bird?

Seriously though, I'd have to ponder a serious question.


Surely, if he ever went to a zoo and checked out the eagles.

But if even he hasn't, then what chance do we have?! ... Of ever seeing one.

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Apr 20 2012, 11:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I didn't say I can't see why people enjoy him. As much as I think he is a bad writer.. I have enjoyed some of his stories.

However he -is- Idolized... which is different.


Heretic! You shall be burned alive in front of my life-sized idol to appease the anger of the Great One!

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:40 AM

I dunno if an Eagle is trouly VAST enough. Perhaps one of those LOTR Eagles that carried Gandalf around icon-fire.gif

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:21 PM

For my own part, while I really enjoy Furman's stuff, I've always preferred Budiansky.

Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 20 April 2012 - 12:22 PM.


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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:23 PM

QUOTE(Tm_Silverclaw @ Apr 20 2012, 03:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was being somewhat sarcastic... but there would be a hell lot more comments like mine if it was Bay... and no one would say "Show him some respect."

I -still- can't fathom why Furman is so idolized.

Disagreements over the use of the term idolized aside, here's a few reasons:

1) He's been around a long time
2) He wrote nearly all of the decent G1 fiction back in the day (although in fairness to the other writers, he also had a lot less constraints than most did)
3) He's always had a lot of genuine dedication to both the brand and the fans

And on a more personal level, I've been attending TF conventions around the world since 2003. Simon has been at the majority of them, and on each occasion I've never seen him be less than polite, respectful and patient toward everyone - even the fans that wouldn't look out of place in a Shortpacked strip - and for what he costs as a guest, it can't be said he's only in it for the money. Even after the convention's closed he'll be in the bar socialising with the attendees until the early hours. Regardless of his writing abilities (which admittedly can be hit or miss), he's one of the most down-to-earth, sincere and genuinely nice blokes I've ever met. For that alone he'll get more respect from me than a lot of people do.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:26 PM

Superb post S-17. Thank you.

QUOTE(G.B.Blackrock @ Apr 20 2012, 01:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
For my own part, while I really enjoy Furman's stuff, I've always preferred Budiansky.

Budiansky deserves a hell of a lot more credit than he often gets.

Transformers is a brand that really has something for everyone. We are a darn lucky fandom.




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