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@  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.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 10:58 AM)

I wonder what everyday Transformer society is like where half the population are named after common objects and stuff...

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 April 2017 - 10:53 AM)

I bet Gears hates this.

@  Noideaforaname : (27 April 2017 - 10:18 AM)

Naturally occuring gears! (hey, if bugs can do it...)

@  Evac : (27 April 2017 - 10:00 AM)

They're both better than the Primus origin.

@  unluckiness : (27 April 2017 - 09:56 AM)

The Allspark sucks. I much prefer the quintessons origin.

@  Dracula : (27 April 2017 - 07:23 AM)

I hate the allspark! That's why it's been the only TF forum I've bothered with for almost 10 years!

@  Robowang : (27 April 2017 - 07:13 AM)

As much as I pick on us, that's a really big reason why I like it here too. Plus the traffic isn't so heavy that anything you post gets lost in five minutes.

@  Rycochet : (27 April 2017 - 06:00 AM)

The Allspark is one of the first Transformers sites I've been to where there's no weird hero worship of the staff or two or three staffers who are weirdly aggressive about certain transformers related topics and never fail to show it. This is probably the first site in my near two decades in the fandom I can post and not feel I'm a few steps away from falling afoul of some unwritten rule that will cause people to pile on, so yay Allspark.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (27 April 2017 - 05:31 AM)

*pops in* "Hm, I wonder where the conversation has gone since last night..." *reads* "...huh. I did not see any of that coming."

@  MEDdMI : (27 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

*apart!

@  MEDdMI : (27 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

This board has provided me with the only RP campaign that didn't fall a

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 April 2017 - 05:17 AM)

So what? We're disciples of Primus and they're disciples of Unicron?

@  lastmaximal : (27 April 2017 - 04:26 AM)

I'm really not surprised.

@  Nevermore : (27 April 2017 - 04:16 AM)

Well, the users over on TFW in return accuse the Allspark of being an elitist clique that ostracizes everyone who doesn't act like they do (i.e. civil), whereas TFW is more welcoming to everyone regardless of their views.

@  Pennpenn : (27 April 2017 - 03:23 AM)

Hard G. I don't give a solitary shit what the creators call it, the first word in the acronym is "Graphical". I have no idea why they'd think any sane human could, would, or should pronounce it any other way.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 April 2017 - 03:13 AM)

I acknowledge what the creators say, but whether I remember to use their pronunciation or not is hit or miss. Heck, I think I usually think of it in my head as "gee-i-ef", in parallel to "JPG" and "PNG".

@  Waspinator : (27 April 2017 - 02:50 AM)

Let's heat things up: what are everyone's opinions on how GIF should be pronounced?

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 11:11 PM)

But I will say that a lot of fandom forums are generally more tolerable nowadays because most belligerent types stick to Facebook groups

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 11:09 PM)

I do like their hard no-politics rule. Now that I do the occasional freelance writing for some local politics and I like zero percent of it my hobby space now. But holy cow, do they replace it with neck beard drama.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 10:30 PM)

like Noideaforaname I posted on TFW for a while. I came here after I got harassed for daring to suggest that Play With This Too was run by unoriginal hacks, and yeah. This place so much more preferable.

@  Nutjob R/T : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 PM)

And you're turning us on

@  Nutjob R/T : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 PM)

The terrible secret of the Allspark: We all have this twisted fetish for rational thought processes

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:13 PM)

Not everyone likes everything, and people aren't blind to shortfalls or annoyances resulting from constraints of how the brand is handled. We make many a joke out of these things. But it's a rare thing when entitlement replaces logic on here, where that seems to be poster raison d'etre everywhere else.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:11 PM)

It's utterly weird how these here boards seem so impervious an oasis when it comes to that depth of idiocy. Worshipping 3p and demanding the official companies "step it up" and stop being so lazy? Insisting the movies be done THEIR way, crapping on every single thing revealed about the films or toyline, then whining that they can't find (insert hot movie to here) or the official release of a movie figure doesn't capture the look in the film they hated? Etc


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#41 Broadside

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 01:38 PM

Inhumanoids?


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Posted 01 October 2016 - 01:39 PM

Inhumanoids?

Just the general "scary shit lives underground" stuff


 

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Posted 02 October 2016 - 01:03 PM

An adult show to give the true Transformers fan what they want.

 

Transformers: Buckets of Blood.

 

Megatron and the Decepticons (using only the pure Sunbow season 1&2 lineup) invade the Earth. Every episode they kill as many people as they can with their fists and feet.

 

Optimus Prime and his Sunbow seasons 1&2 friends must stop them. They are powered by a process like Powermasters, but instead of men turning into their engines, they must snap people open and use their blood to power them.

 

Hot Rod is also in it but he is a stupid idiot fool and he dies each week in a gruesome and ironic way. 

 

50% of the scripts each week is dialogue directly lifted from TFTM.



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Posted 02 October 2016 - 01:15 PM

An adult show to give the true Transformers fan what they want.

 

Transformers: Buckets of Blood.

 

Megatron and the Decepticons (using only the pure Sunbow season 1&2 lineup) invade the Earth. Every episode they kill as many people as they can with their fists and feet.

 

Optimus Prime and his Sunbow seasons 1&2 friends must stop them. They are powered by a process like Powermasters, but instead of men turning into their engines, they must snap people open and use their blood to power them.

 

Hot Rod is also in it but he is a stupid idiot fool and he dies each week in a gruesome and ironic way. 

 

50% of the scripts each week is dialogue directly lifted from TFTM.

 

Sounds like your out for blood on a major scale, are you evil incaranted by chance?


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Posted 02 October 2016 - 01:45 PM

To most Cybertronians, the most scariest creatures to them are usually off world. But what lies beneath.....only a few have the questionable honor of knowing. Sure, there's Mutants, Demons, Trans-Organics, even the occasional Sparkeater-but they're what is allowed to leak to the surfaces. Eldritch entities, corpses with their inner energon dried out and sewn together shambling around, viruses that take over and mimic the CNA from inside a Cybertronian body until mutating the body beyond recognizance, and things which are impossible to describe. The faction's highest leaders have agreed to set aside differences for protection against these entities, keeping certain areas off limits from their troops, while inter-faction squadrons go in to take care of problems. They don't always come out, and those that do aren't always the same person they were before....or even alive at all.
 
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Posted 02 October 2016 - 05:15 PM

 

An adult show to give the true Transformers fan what they want.

 

Transformers: Buckets of Blood.

 

Megatron and the Decepticons (using only the pure Sunbow season 1&2 lineup) invade the Earth. Every episode they kill as many people as they can with their fists and feet.

 

Optimus Prime and his Sunbow seasons 1&2 friends must stop them. They are powered by a process like Powermasters, but instead of men turning into their engines, they must snap people open and use their blood to power them.

 

Hot Rod is also in it but he is a stupid idiot fool and he dies each week in a gruesome and ironic way. 

 

50% of the scripts each week is dialogue directly lifted from TFTM.

 

Sounds like your out for blood on a major scale, are you evil incaranted by chance?

 

... That was a joke. It was sarcasm. You killed it.


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


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 09:39 AM

This is meant as a gag series, something that operates on a mix of "rule of cool" and "rule of funny". 

 

 

Transformers: Dis-Unit:E

 

Once upon a time, Mesogalove was a top Quintesson scientist. A wretched excuse for a sentient being, but a top scientist. Then he backed the wrong faction in an internal dispute, forcing him to flee the planet. 

 

...But other than that, everything was going just fine until he landed on Earth and UNIT:E found him. 

 

Given his ability to take on human size and appearance, the UNIT:E operatives responsible for his case rushed to assemble a quick cover story. His new, human guise is Mason Glover, a visiting British researcher who has come to study American systems; any eccentricities, they figured, would be down to either his being foreign or his being in the midst of a mid-life crisis. 

 

In order to actually hide him, they shipped him off to Rexburg, Idaho, home of sleeper agent and not-quite-playboy millionaire [male lead 2]. A few years ago, [male lead 2] combined his knowledge of business and [supplementary character 1]'s knowledge of computers to create the A-37 algorithm, an investment algorithm that they sold to a major trading firm for millions plus royalties; as long as the firm continues within the limitations of the algorithm, it can't fail. That the pair are using the newer, more robust B-27 algorithm for their own personal investments is besides the point...

 

Given [male lead 2]'s status as one of the two people behind it and his occasionally serving as professor at the college in town, it made sense for him to play host... never mind the fact that he's already busy being Batman / Captain America. He's actually a Titans Return-style headmaster and the operator of a transtector that turns into an F-4 outfitted with a custom wild weasel package. 

 

They are soon joined by [female lead], a humanoid alien bounty hunter who was sent to retrieve Mesogalove until [male lead 2]... "convinced" her to knock it off. She, too, is now - in a human guise - hanging out at his place. 

 

Mesagalove will eventually get his own transtector... a 1980's-style van with airbrushed artwork consisting of his Quintesson form and the words "Quintesson Express". [Female lead]'s transtector will be a beast form based on the animal her species is based on (either a cat or a fox; trying to decide). 

 

 

 

Mormon Batman.

 

The Quintesson Manhunter.

 

Animal Girl Hawkgirl.

 

They might just save the world... if they don't kill each other first. 


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 12:56 PM

You know Starscream's coronation gear, or the capes all the bad guys had in Zone? That.

Everybody gets capes, more ornate helmets, maybe swords all over. Like, a big emphasis on not just battle gear, but battle regalia.

 

Also literally no combat and all fighitng is done via musical contest at dive bars.


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Woooo!

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 07:22 PM

BWU: The Animated Series. Adapts Alone Together and the prose stories.

 

Animation by Blur Studio.


 

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 05:07 AM

A Transformers version of Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
With musical numbers.

 

 

Stoic, by-the-book straight man Optimus Prime fights the Decepticon threat across time and space, backed up by a revolving force of high-concept Autobots/Maximals based on mission - many of them a bit obscure, with Prime just as likely to team up with the ghost of Guardian Prime against the nightmarish Violin Jiger as he is to try & stop over-eager cadet Hot Shot from charging Fort Syk solo as he is to challenge Megatron to a primetime wrestling match. (Megatron cheats by getting Fracture to rush in with a chair when Prime's not looking)

Sunbow/Earthforce aesthetics with modern-day writing styles.
 

Whether Prime transforms into a neon superstreet luge is unconfirmed.



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 07:01 AM

In today's episode, Prime teams up with Blaster to stop the Decepticon rock duo Sideways and Soundwave from mind controlling the people of Earth with a concert.
The Decepticons are voiced by Dan Avidan and Arin Hanson.

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 07:14 AM

Thought about this the other day. An anime series where the Transformers are all bonded to humans in order function fully. Like Transformers meets Digimon.

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 08:05 AM

Now I can't stop thinking about Transformers The Brave And The Bold - or "Transformers: Prime Time!" as it would have to be called.

 

I see the exposition being provided by T-Ai, who works as the Al to Prime's Sam Beckett.

 

Optimus has to go undercover in the Decepticons and paints himself black, calls himself Scourge, and tries to talk 'evil'.

Ambitious Mini-Con Clench finds a way to hijack Megatron and uses him to conquer the Mini cities - and the only Mini-Cons free to help Optimus are the X-TREME teens of the Street Action Team.



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 01:34 PM

See, I was thinking that Scourge would instead be an eeeevil clone of Optimus, and the brother of Megaplex, who's really quite nice once you get to know him. They're created by Jhiaxus.

(Scourge would later come back, assembling a team called "the Sweeps", which consists of clones of Optimus that look like his equivalents from other continuities. They're all good guys and not really sure why Scourge wants them to be evil.)


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 03:27 PM

Sold, sold, and sold.

 



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 06:48 PM

See, I was thinking that Scourge would instead be an eeeevil clone of Optimus, and the brother of Megaplex, who's really quite nice once you get to know him. They're created by Jhiaxus.

(Scourge would later come back, assembling a team called "the Sweeps", which consists of clones of Optimus that look like his equivalents from other continuities. They're all good guys and not really sure why Scourge wants them to be evil.)

 

He could brainwash them or in TF terms, reprogram them to be evil or they could be evil Optimus clones from other realities and the leader is Scourge Prime, from Universe 1, similar to how there is mutable verisons of the Flash in the TV series Flash, Jhiaxus could boast that he created them using a cloning means and said there was some kind of error in the clone procress which is why they look similar yet different (different bodies and transformations) yet the truth would be Jhiaxus didn't create clones, he simply adducted the other bots from their realities while they were recharging their enegries and reprogram them, while Scourge No 1 thinks he in charge of things but he just a puppet and a pawn in a larger game playing by another bot or being.


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 06:58 PM

No, he didn't reprogram them or anything. He just rescued them from their clone pods while giving a speech about LIBERATION and AUTOBOT OPPRESSORS and GREAT DESTINY and they all just sort of went along with it.


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 07:11 PM

No, he didn't reprogram them or anything. He just rescued them from their clone pods while giving a speech about LIBERATION and AUTOBOT OPPRESSORS and GREAT DESTINY and they all just sort of went along with it.

 

That could work, thou in some respects that already been done, with the ordinal RID series.


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 07:19 PM

An episode where Optimus has to go undercover at a zoo with some oddball beastformers like Longrack and Break and winds up having to spend the entire episode as a gorilla.

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 07:20 PM

"Well that's just Prime."



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