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@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Both maybe?

@  Benbot : (20 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

Do you need a criminal lawyer or a criminal, lawyer.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 10:40 AM)

I don't suppose the allspark has any criminal lawyers from Georgia. ;P

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

It seems like, with these kind of things, anything not TF-specific is either in an existing thread or just not discussed since they're not part of something deemed important enough to get its own thread already.

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Yeah, but it's for Transformers specifically

@  Gryllid : (19 July 2019 - 12:39 PM)

There is. It's called "SDCC 2019 thread"

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:24 PM)

no general SDCC thread?

@  Benbot : (19 July 2019 - 12:08 PM)

I never even bothered to see it.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 July 2019 - 10:30 AM)

O never hated it, the whole thing was an Indiana Jones movie. I didn't care for the CGI, but that's just nature of the beast.

@  Paladin : (19 July 2019 - 07:58 AM)

sidebar- has enough time passed that we can stop irrationally hating "Crystal Skull" yet?

@  Telly : (18 July 2019 - 09:18 PM)

after 38 years and i dont know how many viewings, today is the first time i noticed indiana jones doesnt use a revolver in the bar fight in raiders...

@  Kalidor : (18 July 2019 - 05:33 PM)

@Sabrblade Depends on when you're here. I used to have the backups happen once daily, now I have them happen once per hour so you might often see a hesitation at the top of every hour for 30-45 seconds.

@  Locoman : (18 July 2019 - 05:11 PM)

isn't that just Modern Family

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:45 PM)

that's right. my gym teacher is a clown. new series coming to disney channel next fall

@  Foffy : (18 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

all these clowns are making me run really fast.

@  Sabrblade : (18 July 2019 - 12:10 PM)

All this awesome SDCC news is really making these boards run slowly.

@  Bass X0 : (18 July 2019 - 07:54 AM)

Racism must be stopped. No matter the cost.

@  MEDdMI : (18 July 2019 - 07:49 AM)

Tine to stop buttering it up.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 July 2019 - 09:43 PM)

Well shucks.

@  ▲ndrusi : (17 July 2019 - 08:14 PM)

The joke is a husk of its former self.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 01:15 PM)

Pop.

@  Shrug : (17 July 2019 - 10:15 AM)

Something something... corn bread?

@  MEDdMI : (17 July 2019 - 07:21 AM)

Ok, ok. Enough of the puns and let's all thank Kal for the amaizeing job he did.

@  Paladin : (17 July 2019 - 06:24 AM)

by now I think this jokes' been creamed.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (17 July 2019 - 03:31 AM)

Who gives the orders in cybernetic warfare?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:59 PM)

Zea mays

@  Xellos : (16 July 2019 - 09:53 PM)

Isn't that a kernel of truth.

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 08:43 PM)

huh. suddenly the Squawk is popping.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Not placing much stalk in this conversation.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 06:22 PM)

That's so corny.

@  Shrug : (16 July 2019 - 06:07 PM)

It's absurd how happy I am that a post of mine made the front page of Reddit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Aww, shucks.

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:45 PM)

Not till I taste the corn

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 05:43 PM)

You guys aren't being very nice. You're supposed to tell me I did "good, really good!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:40 PM)

Just don't go beyond the rows.

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

Left over from the failed Beast Machines sequel, Beast Farmers

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

It's techno-organic corn

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:26 PM)

We have a cornfield? Can I get a few ears?

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:56 PM)

And lastly, if it becomes too much hassle to deal with - it might just get sent into the cornfield and replaced with a Discord box anyway. So cool it.

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Second thing is we do actually have the ability to ban users specifically from using Shoutbox if it's being abused like that

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Hey all - just a reminder and heads up. The Shoutbox has been kept here as a courtesy because it's what you folks like in lieu of Discord - but a few things to remember is that P&R should stay in P&R and isn't really something that needs to be dragged out here in the most public of spaces.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Done.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 10:25 AM)

You can make a new one. I doubt anybody would stop you.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 10:16 AM)

There was a thread but it appears to have disappeared. Might have been lost in one of the older forum sweeps.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 09:58 AM)

Yeah this is pretty much circumventing the fact that we have different rules for political talk.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2019 - 09:55 AM)

Okay, so, basically, can we not do politics in here anymore? I mean, considering how often @Nevermore, you talk about your work conditions, don't you think it's time for a dedicated thread in P&R?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Scratch that; that's insulting to honest salads. Whatever that was was the text equivalent of hamburger.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:38 AM)

Would you like some dressing to go with your word salad?

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 09:34 AM)

yes; it now goes "shit piss hug *BLEEP* ^$@^ motherhuger **** turd fart encyclopedia & Socialism."


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#1 Kayla Kaon

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:07 AM

Hi New Allsparker,

We here at the Allspark would like to know how you came to find our little corner of the cyber-verse. So please tell us how you discovered The Allspark and as always welcome to the community!

For Example: I found The Allspark through google while searching for "Transformer Forums" and decided that I liked the community so went ahead and joined up.

What's your story?


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#2 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:45 AM

I have no bloody clue.

#3 Ironbite

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 07:39 AM

I came here to insult and berate Master Fwiffo.  I stayed.

 

Ironbite-....still do the first part just not as blatantly.


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#4 Internet Jesus

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 03:10 PM

I was looking for postage stamp-sized Beast Machines episodes and ended up here.

 

Isn't that crazy?


But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible. Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander... All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming rate. It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution. You seem to think that our plan is one of censorship. What we propose to do is not to control content, but to create context.


#5 Verity Carlo

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 03:49 PM

I got banned from TFW.

 

Glad I stayed here instead.


 

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 05:58 PM

I just happened to find you guys by looking on my own! I wanted to be apart of some sort of Transformers-friendly forum, and I found this one!


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#7 Big Show

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 07:41 PM

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#8 CT-5555

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 02:37 PM

You'll never believe this, but December 2005, I hear on the radio, that the word of the year is Podcast.

 

They explain what a podcast is and I go away thinking "ooo, this sounds interesting"

 

The first thing I do is look to see if there's a transformers podcast and hence I stumbled upon TF Wire.

 

All the hosts were from a site called the allspark and they often mentioned the site.

 

That's how I found this place. Because Podcast was word of the year.


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#9 Wing

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 03:50 AM

Beamer lured me here back in '05 with promises of quality posting and monthly art challenges.


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#10 unluckiness

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 04:49 AM

I followed a link from the Toy Swapping article on TFWiki and stayed because the people 'round these parts were much more to my liking than the other sites I visited. Still are.

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 01:52 PM

I was a regular at the TFCC forums and saw a link to here from TM2Dinobot (I think) and started posting here and fell in absolute love with my new home. I never looked back.

 

 

I got banned from TFW.

 

Glad I stayed here instead.

 

You were so only planning on staying for that week. And we hooked you Sis.


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#12 Autoglut

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 12:57 AM

Hi, new guy here. Came in through other forums and websites that mention this. Can't deny it's a Transformers thing when you see "Allspark." 



#13 Kayla Kaon

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 01:02 AM

Welcome! Glad you found us!


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#14 Malphas

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 07:03 AM

I've been a long time lurker here since 1999 after a friend introduced me to the place back when it was an EZ board.  It was after my first Botcon in 1998 and I got into the fandom. I stopped collecting Transformers during the middle of Beast Machines and got sucked back into the fandom in 2005 through a few myspace friends I had here. Began collecting again in 2006 and  officially registered in 2009...where antisocial me still didn't post for a good while. To be honest, out of all other transformers fan sites, this is the only one that feels like a real community.


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#15 Exatron

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:27 AM

I can't begin to remember how I first heard about the Allspark. It was a long time ago. I had been a member over at TFW from back when their boards were merged with Transfandom. I would lurk here some, but never signed up. At some point, I discovered that my current employer blocked TFW, but didn't block the Allspark. So I signed up here to give me an outlet at work.

 

They've stopped blocking TFW, but I'm more at home here these days.



#16 Random Items

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:40 AM

The story of how I came to be here today is a long and interesting one. And here it is. It all started in 1991 when a number of Marvel's top artists walked into the company's head office and demanded greater ownership and creative control over their work for the company. When Marvel president Terry Stewart refused their demands, several of these creators stomped out in a huff, which led to the founding of Image Comics and the subsequent printing of a great many chrome-foiled comic book covers for the next few years.

 

One of these artists was Erik Larsen, a former Spider-Man artist, who started a series at Image called Savage Dragon featuring a reimagined version of a character he had created as child. I didn't read the series right away, but the early success of the Savage Dragon series led to a spin-off series about a team of superheroes for hire, called Freak Force, the first issue of which I stumbled across one day browsing the selection at the local comic store in the fall of 1992. I liked the art in the book, and at the time almost any Image Comics #1 issue was a guaranteed future collector's item, so I picked it up. It was such a fun comic that I went right back out and bought any and all Savage Dragon issues I could find, scouring the '4 for a Buck' bins and eventually catching up with a complete run of the series.

 

Fast-forward about five years, and the internet was still barely out of its infancy. Maybe it could be said the internet was staggering through its toddlerhood? Anyway, towards the end of the 90s, I found the official Savage Dragon discussion board, The Savage Forum, where I met a ragtag bunch of nerds loosely known as the Brotherhood of the Fin (referencing the distinctive fin on Dragon's head). Some of these guys would go on to create comics of their own, like Robert Kirkman, who you'll no doubt know from his seminal works including Tech Jacket and Battle Pope.

 

Among the Brotherhood of the Fin were the Three Gregs. One of the Gregs - Greg K, as he was known to us - was around less and less as the months went by. Rumor held that he was setting up a Transformers fan site and discussion board, though with Beast Wars and Beast Machines being the only Transformers-related property being marketed at the time, this was hard to fathom. Pat Lee hadn't yet emerged to drag the franchise from the depths of 80s obscurity. The Toys R Us 'Commemorative Series' reissues were still a few years away, though there were grainy images of "Car-Robots" figures starting to surface out of Japan. I had long been a fan of Transformers, though my interest had waned during the Generation 2 years. The notion that there were others online who might be interested in talking about the cartoons and toys I had enjoyed in my youth caught me, so I lurked on the site for a while before registering an account in late 2002.

 

Anyway, to answer your question, I kinda knew Greg before he started the site.



#17 Kalidor

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 12:36 PM

Not many people know this but I was a moderator on the old, old, Savage Dragon forums. The ones that looked like this

 

 

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I even submitted a concept for a more up to date message forum ( I think it was a precursor to VBulletin) and everyone HATED how the topics and replies were in their own post instead of that ant trail of replies so the idea was scrapped. After I had moved on I think everything got dumped into the Image site and people by then were used to 'modern' forums.



#18 Zamuel

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 12:46 PM

Followed a TV Tropes link here back when one of Friendship is Magic's layout artists was an active poster. Found the forum non-terrifying with the bonus that I grew up with Transformers G1.
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Posted 10 June 2014 - 02:00 PM

It's been SO LONG. I have no idea anymore.
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#20 Princess Viola

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 07:03 PM

I followed a link on TFWiki or something and decided to register because I was getting back into Transformers.


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