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@  RichardT1977 : (28 April 2017 - 09:34 PM)

@BlackMax Thank you, Dimitri Martin.

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 07:55 PM)

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'... Into the future~♪

@  BlackMax : (28 April 2017 - 06:49 PM)

God spelled backwards is dog. Cat spelled backwards is tac. Pterodactyl spelled backwards is really hard to pronounce.

@  Waspinator : (28 April 2017 - 06:46 PM)

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

@  LordGigaIce : (28 April 2017 - 06:12 PM)

you too, eh?

@  Locoman : (28 April 2017 - 05:40 PM)

Well, I don't know about you, but personally I clawed my way free from the corpse of a goat during the autumn equinox.

@  LordGigaIce : (28 April 2017 - 05:37 PM)

Yep. Also diseases are painful. And trucks are weird!

@  Bass X0 : (28 April 2017 - 04:41 PM)

we're all someone's daughters... we're all someone's sons...

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 03:22 PM)

Your creative writing professor is a god, then.

@  Diecast : (28 April 2017 - 03:17 PM)

My creative writing professor read that to my class once, all those years ago.

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 02:37 PM)

Sorry, whenever anyone brings up anything related to badfic, I immediately think of Repercussions of Evil.

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 02:29 PM)

"No! I must kill the trolls" he shouted. The radio said "No, John. You are the trolls" And then John was a shitposter.

@  Locoman : (28 April 2017 - 02:25 PM)

you lived like a spammer ans died to an moderator

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 02:17 PM)

He lived a spammer, and died a moderator.

@  WorkbenchManiac : (28 April 2017 - 02:04 PM)

"Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly, the ill posts along with the good and let me be judged accordingly."

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 April 2017 - 01:49 PM)

Fool! Snark is my friend! Allow me to introduce you to it!

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 11:49 AM)

And I... Have my sarcasm.

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 April 2017 - 11:47 AM)

Search history has changed! Spam forums triumph! And you....you no longer post relevant content!

@  Evac : (28 April 2017 - 11:46 AM)

Mayhem hazzzz planzzzz.

@  Nutjob R/T : (28 April 2017 - 11:36 AM)

Subforums don't die. They wait. And plan.

@  Benbot : (28 April 2017 - 09:44 AM)

Are there any plans to delete or move dead subforums?

@  MEDdMI : (28 April 2017 - 05:49 AM)

instead of blackjack, we have dice rolls in the RP and there was an actual card game in another thread.

@  Bass X0 : (28 April 2017 - 05:19 AM)

They could start their own Beast Mayhem with Blackjack and Hookers.

@  MEDdMI : (28 April 2017 - 05:16 AM)

There's plenty of talented artists in Beast Mayhem! ....though we tend to draw things that can't be posted anyway. :doh

@  wlg3 : (28 April 2017 - 01:15 AM)

I really enjoy the creative sub forums of TFW, though, like their kitbash and fan art forums. The creative forums have lots of talented, friendly people and is an active, supportive community.

@  wlg3 : (28 April 2017 - 01:13 AM)

Gotta agree with Evac... TFW has a lot of cool, talented people, but they're overwhelmingly outnumbered by unbearable neckbeards

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 10:20 PM)

I do enjoy the TFW podcast. and that subforum's usually very civil. It's the best place to actually talk about TFers there :D also the Radicons forum is ok if you just like looking at kitbash pr0n

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 10:18 PM)

There's some cool people on the site, thankfully. It's just the morons tend to outnumber them... Which is generally the rule on most forums thanks to the GIFT.

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 10:17 PM)

In all honesty, the better parts of the site are the non-TF parts.

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 10:13 PM)

yeah, and their love of 3p is just...i don't get it.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 10:03 PM)

TFW can be... literal with the rules sometimes. Like, a discussion about favorite human characters gets LOCKED if you mention Agent Fowler because "all Prime discussion belongs in the RiD forums".

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 09:48 PM)

Also, as far as TFW's No Politics goes...it's nice in theory but then you end up with the current IDW stories that lean HEAVILY into politics and religion. I've had more than a few lengthy posts exploring the parallels between the IDW Decepticon movement and various real world socialist movements deleted because it was technically "politics." So hug 'em. I really only visit there these days to poke around the podcast subforum.

@  LordGigaIce : (27 April 2017 - 09:45 PM)

My person canon is that the Quintessons created Cybertron as a factory to make the TFers as mechs, but they became self aware and they revolted. then Cybertronian society began to develop and the events of the revolt became mythologised as the stories of the Knights of Cyberton, the Thirteen, etc...real events that became the basis for religion, essentially.

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 09:34 PM)

Timeout. Does it convert?

@  Nutjob R/T : (27 April 2017 - 09:29 PM)

.... Wait I think those are actually ninjas

@  Nutjob R/T : (27 April 2017 - 09:29 PM)

Fact: Transformers are mammals. Fact: The purpose of a Transformer is to flip out and kill people

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 April 2017 - 06:54 PM)

Transformers are alien space robots from space.]

@  Rycochet : (27 April 2017 - 06:49 PM)

Transformers believe they were created by <X>, others believe they were created by <Y> and/or <Z>. There are lots of theories, disagreements but ultimately nobody knows for sure.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 05:11 PM)

Squid robits build machines. Machines decide they had enough of that and kicked the squid robits off the planet. Everything's pretty chill for a while until machines get mad for dumb reasons and break the planet. THE END

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2017 - 04:22 PM)

Primus created Cybertron and The Thirteen. Then later, the Quintessons come to the planet they call Seibertron and use Primus' power; the plasma energy chamber to forge military robots Destrons and consumer robots Cybertrons. The Cybertrons and Destrons rise up and drive the Quintessons away but are unable to live in peace with each other. And so the Cybertron population become the Autobot army and the Destrons become Decepticons, with the Autobots renaming their planet Cybertron. Far far later still, bacteria that was present on the asteroid Primus imprisoned himself within has evolved into organic life within Cybertron...

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 03:35 PM)

But aside from the ending Trent and Siph made for them at FunPub, the 3H Wreckers comics kinda sucked.

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 03:34 PM)

That's what the 3H Wreckers comics kind of did, actually.

@  wonko the sane? : (27 April 2017 - 03:30 PM)

So, what? The maker of the makers kinda thing?

@  Bass X0 : (27 April 2017 - 02:55 PM)

My fanon is both the Quintesson and Primus origins. They're compatible.

@  Rycochet : (27 April 2017 - 02:37 PM)

I prefer the profile book/movie interpretation of the Quintessons, a race whose entire purpose is to capture and execute those who escape Unicron.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 02:03 PM)

I like the Quintesson origin partly because it's a twist on the robot revolution cliche, partly because of the irony of a people uniting against their own creators just to fall into endless civil war, and mostly because i just really like the Quintessons themselves.

@  Diecast : (27 April 2017 - 12:03 PM)

I preferred the Primus origin until it became the more common origin, fiction wise.

@  ▲ndrusi : (27 April 2017 - 11:08 AM)

Since the analogy to humans isn't perfect, it could also be interpreted as closer to "maternity ward."

@  Locoman : (27 April 2017 - 11:02 AM)

I think the most unfortunately named Transformer in their society would probably be Hot Spot, which is like having a human named "Placenta."

@  Locoman : (27 April 2017 - 11:02 AM)

Confusing, I bet.


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#641 Aberration

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 07:02 PM

Did anyone mention Ned Lee from Spec Spid?  Cool reference.

AgentOrange said that Ned had been Asian before, which I assumed was referring to that.

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 12:37 PM

 

Did anyone mention Ned Lee from Spec Spid?  Cool reference.

AgentOrange said that Ned had been Asian before, which I assumed was referring to that.

 

 

Ned Leeds/Lee was Asiatic in Greg Weisman's "Spectacular Spider-Man" series.


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Posted 18 December 2016 - 05:58 PM

I didn't even realize Ned was in Spectacular

 

 

 

 

Edit: oh ya guess he was. I probably gave no real care to his character since he really didn't matter much in the long run.


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Posted 18 December 2016 - 11:36 PM

I didn't even realize Ned was in Spectacular

 

 

 

 

Edit: oh ya guess he was. I probably gave no real care to his character since he really didn't matter much in the long run.

 

Meh. That's probably only because we never had the Hobgoblin properly show up.


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Posted 25 December 2016 - 01:24 AM

Peter's friend is Ned Leeds, a fellow Bugle reporter from the comics (and rival for the affections for Betty Brant) who was framed as being the original Hobgoblin (pre- Jason Macendale, the most well-known version) and murdered by assassins before the truth was revealed.  So, basically, he's just a good guy.

 

Okay. I didn't know who it was. What does Flash Thompson look like in this?


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 11:31 PM

https://www.google.c...-homecoming/amp

An article on Flash.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 01:38 AM

In a Spider-Man thread?

 

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Oh, that Flash. :doh


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 02:19 AM

Again, I don't look at this actor and think that he's a perfect choice to play Flash Thompson. You may say race isn't important to his character but being a high school football jock is, and he just doesn't have the right build or look. Is anyone going to defend the choice and say the role hasn't been mis-cast? They can't just bring in any random actor to play the role of any random character.


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 04:26 AM

Nobody thought Heath "Brokeback Mountain" Ledger could play a good Joker, either.

 

That said, everybody was defending Jessie "Zombieland" Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and we saw how that trainwreck turned out. So it's 50/50.


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 12:19 PM

I think Flash Thompson will be in the half the time it doesn't work. I do think some actors are typecast to a certain type of role so its hard to imagine them doing other kind of roles they haven't done before, but I don't even know Flash Thompson's actor or what he is capable of so all I have to go on is his appearance and from that alone, I just don't get the Flash Thompson vibe. It could be that its a case of same name different character for a different universe like so many Transformers characters are different in Michael Bay's movies compared to the the character of the same name in the 80s (like Skids). Although I don't hold comic book movies to having to be completely 100% accurate to the comic books they are based on, I do expect them to be mostly accurate. More so than I do with  modern and old Transformers characters.


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 02:17 PM

Again, I don't look at this actor and think that he's a perfect choice to play Flash Thompson. You may say race isn't important to his character but being a high school football jock is, and he just doesn't have the right build or look. Is anyone going to defend the choice and say the role hasn't been mis-cast? They can't just bring in any random actor to play the role of any random character.

It's high school. There's plenty of jocks who aren't huge at that age. Also, these kids appear to be at somekind of boarding school (Peter is roomies with Ned'), so everybody may be somewhat of an academic, and even the jocks may not all be hulking masses. Also, in Queens/Brooklyn/Manhattan these days, it's not unusual for non-nerd kids to dress up like hipsters.

Basically, that kid could easily be a Flash in that kind of school in today's NYC.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 06:47 PM

Flash Thompson has two major attributes

 

1) Jerk (overall, but especially to Peter)

2) Fan of Spider-man (which makes 1 all the more hilarious)

 

This actor doesn't fit the "classic" comic archetype but that doesn't necessarily mean that he will be bad or that the role was miscast.

 

That said, everybody was defending Jessie "Zombieland" Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and we saw how that trainwreck turned out. So it's 50/50.

 

 

It's actually 75/25 when you factor in Leto's Joker.


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 10:40 PM

I blame the Lex Luthor situation more on a bad script and direction. His quirkiness was interesting. Jolly Ranchers and peeing in jars was just gross.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 03:12 AM

 

Flash Thompson has two major attributes

 
1) Jerk (overall, but especially to Peter)
2) Fan of Spider-man (which makes 1 all the more hilarious)

 

Three. The third being tough guy highschool football star who gets all the girls. That's his number one main attribute.

 

Which doesn't support your agenda on why this actor makes for a believable or appropriate Flash Thompson so I see why you neglected to list it.

 

 

This actor doesn't fit the "classic" comic archetype but that doesn't necessarily mean that he will be bad or that the role was miscast.

 

I see "miscast" is now syonymous with "equal opportunities".  You don't look like anything the character from the original source material looks like? Come and audition anyway! You'll very likely get the role!


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 03:16 AM

Flash hasn't been the "no. 1 football star who gets all the girls" in decades, he's been a soldier recovering from PTSD, a history of failed relationships, and struggling to control the Venom symbiote.

 

So you don't seem to get "what he's all about" as much as you seem to think.


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 12:55 PM

Flash hasn't been the "no. 1 football star who gets all the girls" in decades, he's been a soldier recovering from PTSD, a history of failed relationships, and struggling to control the Venom symbiote.

 

So you don't seem to get "what he's all about" as much as you seem to think.

 

I'm confused... I thought Homecoming was focusing on the highschool days of teenager Peter Parker and his friends, not a movie that has decades and decades of backstory and character development that the modern day Flash Thompson has in the comics. Huh. Homecoming has more relation to the very first Spiderman comics, not the present comics.


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Posted 30 December 2016 - 12:58 PM

Man, I heard this wasn't even set in the 60s. I just can't relate with these comics at all, so much for source material.

Seriously though. I have nephews in the 15/16 age range who are in sports, wrestling and football specifically. They are VERY similarly built to Tony Revelori. There's nothing wrong with the casting unless you're expecting to see someone who looks 25+ and a bodybuilder.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 06:49 PM



His quirkiness was interesting.

 

It really wasn't. It was tiresome and grating. Especially the fact he apparently knew who Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent were with no prior set up or explanation. And don't even try the Darkseid excuse - because how would Darkseid know? For that matter why would he even care?

 

EDIT: As for the actual topic though, I'm willing to wait and see before casting judgement on Flash. Given the Machiavellian nature of Disney/Marvel contracts, I'm sure even at this point the Execs are already looking ahead to future Agent Venom movies.


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 10:30 PM

 

That said, everybody was defending Jessie "Zombieland" Eisenberg as Lex Luthor

 

i wasnt. i knew hed be horrible and he didnt disappoint!

 

but then, i just dont like him anyway. cept for zombieland


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 09:38 PM

Looks decent but Michael Keaton is great casting for Vulture no doubt and hope we get Mysterio or Scorpion soon.





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