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@  Dekafox : (19 February 2020 - 06:14 PM)

Count Zero?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 February 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Oh boy, here we go.

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:34 PM)

Or do Japan's cultural values vary depending on exactly who you're trying to shut down?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Could it be that, perhaps, these different cultural values might lead to a different approach seeming appropriate?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Hm. Back when we were arguing about the Legends comic, I seem to recall being repeatedly told that Japan had different cultural values than the US (and therefore anyone who had a problem with anything at all was wrong to voice that opinion ever).

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:23 AM)

Plus, as much as I hate to admit it, every single anime character is built to suit the audience's tastes so they buy more merch/do other things that allow $$$ to flow in the production committees direction, so the authenticity is certainly not for representation's sake.

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Both those anime air at midnight and are aimed at a very specific audience in a whole other media landscape. Major projects have press releases about almost everything, and there are groups just waiting to pat anybody on the back for doing what they want (GLAAD, HRC, etc)

@  B-Fox : (19 February 2020 - 03:16 AM)

It's funny that a friggin' anime about zombie idols and an anime about a school of anthropomorphic animals can have really positive trans characters WITHOUT a press release about their inclusion in the series prior to the episodes airing or having the creators announcing it on social media and patting themselves on the back for doing a thing.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2020 - 10:26 PM)

Vegan meat needs bacon

@  Paladin : (18 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

vegan meat must taste delicious. they're grass-fed and regularly exercised....

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Vegans are better than kids if you don't talk to them. They'll keep the lawn trimmed anyway.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Do you want vegans? Because that's how you get vegans.

@  CORVUS : (18 February 2020 - 04:33 PM)

Hook up your sprinkler system to a canister of healthy organic carrot-juice. The kids won't be able to get off your lawn fast enough.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 03:59 PM)

Just use the hose.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 03:52 PM)

Ask bing. It'll be a FAR more effective answer.

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Google, how do I get those durned kids off my lawn?

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Please ignore.  Old man here apparently doesn't know the difference between the "Search" field and the "Shoutbox" field.

 

Also doesn't know how to delete from the shoutbox

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 07:33 AM)

Huhn. Penny arcade was right, the division 2 is literally 3 dollars...

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 11:05 PM)

Oh, Wicked Cool Toys got the Halo toy license. This is a big year for Jazwares

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 07:02 PM)

iTunes/Apple TV has the complete Cowboy Bebop series for just $5!

@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Modern problems require modern solutions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Japan seems to have a tradition of murder things where cellphones facilitate the killing instead. Like King's Game and Doubt.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 05:17 PM)

Or there's just conveniently no reception, or all of their phones are dead at the same time. Or they're just stupid and forget about them.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 04:41 PM)

Now the slasher villain has to go and knock over the nearest cell tower before butchering horny teenagers.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 03:54 PM)

Think of all the horror and mystery movies that involve the bad guys cutting the phone line. Now think about how many people don't even have a land line to cut anymore.

@  Telly : (16 February 2020 - 03:47 PM)

its like that scene in commando. the bad guy has to get to a phone to call the big bad to tell him arnold isnt on the plane. that wouldnt happen today

@  Rycochet : (16 February 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Watching early episodes of the x-files will make you feel super old once you start to notice the techology they use, and the technology they lack.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 February 2020 - 01:00 PM)

This guy.

@  Roddie Luver : (15 February 2020 - 10:55 PM)

Hey

@  Kalidor : (14 February 2020 - 03:01 PM)

The ones that get me are the "Uploaded 12 years ago" ones

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 02:49 PM)

Makes you feel old, don't it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 February 2020 - 02:38 PM)

While browsing Youtube vids I read these comments: 'The X Files is such an underrated show' and another 'Brent Spiner is a underrated actor' I want to punch something.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:16 PM)

Besides: cupid freaks me out. "Find someone to love, or I'll SHOOT YOU".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 12:11 PM)

It's just the day before Cheap Chocolate Day.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Meh, just more game time.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Valentine's day. Bummer.

@  Otaku : (14 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

So is that an occasion for congratulations or condolences, Telly?  I see it as a good thing, but that is a matter of personal preference; easier for me to keep straight who is who when the names don't change. XP

@  Telly : (14 February 2020 - 12:48 AM)

damn. ive been going by "telly" on here for nearly 14 years...

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 February 2020 - 08:06 PM)

I've seen it. It didn't really deliver on the title

@  Paladin : (11 February 2020 - 05:28 PM)

we don't need to see that. we're living it.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 February 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Anyone seen an old British movie called 'The Earth dies screaming' it's like a Doctor Who serial minus the Doctor.

@  TriBlurr : (09 February 2020 - 11:58 AM)

Needs more zone defense. Call Scrapper

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 February 2020 - 11:29 AM)

MORE POINTS FOR BLITZWING!

@  Donocropolis : (09 February 2020 - 09:33 AM)

MP-7 Thundercracker recovers....he's at the 40....the 20....AND HE SCORES!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 February 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Reserved for Masterpiece Kup.

@  Sabrblade : (08 February 2020 - 09:49 PM)

MP-10 Convoy redecoed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 February 2020 - 06:56 AM)

MP-9 Rodimus self-destructed.


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Mairghread Scott talks "Combiner Wars" with Comics Alliance!


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#1 News Team

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 09:24 PM

Recently Mairghread Scott sat down to chat with Comics Alliance about the upcoming Combiner Wars event at IDW. They really ran her through the paces and its a great read. Scott runs down the scale (pun intended) of Combiners and why theyre such a huge (yup, again) deal to Cybertron:
 

Combiners are the A-bombs of the Transformer world, but they are A-bombs with their own thoughts and feelings. Whoever can gain the loyalty of Combiners will be unstoppable â for as long as they can hold it.

Well that certainly sounds ominous!

Scott also talks about working alongside John Barber, Sarah Stone, and Livio Ramondelli to bring this event to life and how she writes certain characters. As one would expect, she particularly brings readers into the head of Windblade, succinctly relating her origins and relationships with other characters. Not only will the Windblade series be ongoing, but were finally going to meet Caminus and its people, and it's apparently going to be very interesting:

I'm really excited about Issue #1 of Transformers: Windblade, where you get to meet the rulers of Caminus, who are going to shake up a lot of people's expectations. I also can't wait for Transformers: Windblade #3 (the finale of "Combiner Wars") because I finally get to introduce a character I've been dying to write for the last half a decade. People are going to freak out. Genuinely freak out.

I think its safe to say this is going to be big. Maybe even massive.

Okay, all punned out. Combiner Wars starts in March with Transformers #39!

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 10:08 PM


Part of me wants to guess the character she's eager to write, but the other part of me doesn't want to spoil the fun if I were to guess correct.


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Posted 31 January 2015 - 10:21 PM

Clearly it's going to be Big Red.




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Posted 31 January 2015 - 10:29 PM

I want to Say Elita-1 is the character.

 

I am also wondering if Fan Combiner actually will be a Caminus Combiner, if the colony is going to get involved in this?


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Posted 01 February 2015 - 07:04 AM

Totally Paddles.



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 07:14 AM

Introduce makes me think it's a new original character, otherwise I think she'd have just said "write a character I've wanted to write".


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Posted 01 February 2015 - 07:17 AM

Keep in mind "introduce" could mean "to the IDW universe", not "to the Transformers franchise".


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Posted 01 February 2015 - 07:21 AM

Totally Paddles.

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 08:15 AM

I am also wondering if Fan Combiner actually will be a Caminus Combiner, if the colony is going to get involved in this?

 

 

Why would the fan combiner be that? Also, Combiner Wars the comic event is going to be over by the time the fan combiner even exists.



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 02:22 PM

 

I am also wondering if Fan Combiner actually will be a Caminus Combiner, if the colony is going to get involved in this?

 

 

Why would the fan combiner be that? Also, Combiner Wars the comic event is going to be over by the time the fan combiner even exists.

 

 

No one says that it can't or won't be intro'd into IDW in the future.


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Posted 01 February 2015 - 05:19 PM

I expect it to be Elita-1, but I hope it's someone who surprises me like Lyzack or Minerva, or a BW character. Maybe Override.

 

There's really a lot I'd like to see from Caminus.



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 07:13 PM

I just hope there aren't any Insecticons in this story...



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 10:57 PM

Scott doesn't say the freak-out character is female. I'm going with Optimus Primal or BW Megatron for the sheer "WTF how do you explain THAT?!" factor.

 

Runner-up, with the same reasoning: Cybertron Unicron.



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 10:58 PM

it's paddles

 

you see after his story dinobot island's natural transwarp frequency dimension hops him to caminus

 

that's the digging he hears in the end of the story

 

that's my answer and i'm sticking to it


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