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@  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.

@  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)

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 08:52 PM

(I'm also really glad that they made the "Batman doesn't even know who Joker is" joke.)

Seems more like they had Bats unknowingly equate 'arch-enemy' to 'girlfriend'. :D



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Posted 04 November 2016 - 09:37 PM

So, basically an origin story for a really dweebish Robin and a not-Batgirl Barbara Gordon.


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Posted 05 November 2016 - 04:49 AM

It's neat that this film is willing to casually do stuff like "well, we've got Rosario Dawson voicing her so Batgirl is black, sure."

(Plus the amazing "Two-Face from the parallel universe where Billy Dee Williams didn't get replaced" thing they're doing.)

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 09:42 PM

Is it wrong to be disappointed that there's steam and water that's not made out of bricks in this movie?


In light of the new trailer, I gotta admit the steam and fog gives this movie a good, different feel from TLM.

The water is alright too, I guess brick water might not work in the scenes they need water in.

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 10:44 PM

It's bizarre how I'd much rather DC just stuck to making LEGO superhero movies instead of continuing to plod along with their live-action efforts.  Hopefully there are a few more digs at Batman V Superman in this one.


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Posted 07 November 2016 - 12:09 AM

when alfred was saying bats greatest fear was being part of a family, i started thinking how a lego batman dating movie would be lol


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Posted 11 November 2016 - 02:46 AM

It's neat that this film is willing to casually do stuff like "well, we've got Rosario Dawson voicing her so Batgirl is black, sure."

(Plus the amazing "Two-Face from the parallel universe where Billy Dee Williams didn't get replaced" thing they're doing.)

Black-Latina, from the looks of it (like Rosario herself). Some spoilery LEGO sets show a brown-skinned Gordon, too, as well as Babs in costume. Dunno if they accurately reflect what's going into the movie, but they're a thing that exists.

 

Also worth noting is that this is indeed a sequel to The LEGO Movie, or at least a side-quel. Batman retains his status as a Master Builder.


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Posted 11 November 2016 - 08:30 AM

 

It's neat that this film is willing to casually do stuff like "well, we've got Rosario Dawson voicing her so Batgirl is black, sure."

(Plus the amazing "Two-Face from the parallel universe where Billy Dee Williams didn't get replaced" thing they're doing.)

Black-Latina, from the looks of it (like Rosario herself). Some spoilery LEGO sets show a brown-skinned Gordon, too, as well as Babs in costume. Dunno if they accurately reflect what's going into the movie, but they're a thing that exists.

 

Also worth noting is that this is indeed a sequel to The LEGO Movie, or at least a side-quel. Batman retains his status as a Master Builder.

 

 

How can you even tell with Lego people faces?


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Posted 15 November 2016 - 10:55 PM

 

 

It's neat that this film is willing to casually do stuff like "well, we've got Rosario Dawson voicing her so Batgirl is black, sure."

(Plus the amazing "Two-Face from the parallel universe where Billy Dee Williams didn't get replaced" thing they're doing.)

Black-Latina, from the looks of it (like Rosario herself). Some spoilery LEGO sets show a brown-skinned Gordon, too, as well as Babs in costume. Dunno if they accurately reflect what's going into the movie, but they're a thing that exists.

 

Also worth noting is that this is indeed a sequel to The LEGO Movie, or at least a side-quel. Batman retains his status as a Master Builder.

 

 

How can you even tell with Lego people faces?

 

Only LEGO proprietary characters are yellow. Licensed characters run the gamut of skin tones. A yellow Lando Calrissian would look weird.


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Posted 16 November 2016 - 08:47 AM

 

 

 

It's neat that this film is willing to casually do stuff like "well, we've got Rosario Dawson voicing her so Batgirl is black, sure."

(Plus the amazing "Two-Face from the parallel universe where Billy Dee Williams didn't get replaced" thing they're doing.)

Black-Latina, from the looks of it (like Rosario herself). Some spoilery LEGO sets show a brown-skinned Gordon, too, as well as Babs in costume. Dunno if they accurately reflect what's going into the movie, but they're a thing that exists.

 

Also worth noting is that this is indeed a sequel to The LEGO Movie, or at least a side-quel. Batman retains his status as a Master Builder.

 

 

How can you even tell with Lego people faces?

 

Only LEGO proprietary characters are yellow. Licensed characters run the gamut of skin tones. A yellow Lando Calrissian would look weird.

 

 

Which is all well and good, but what distinguishes just plain Black from Black-Latina so that you can tell?  They all have the same facial features.  A medium-brown Lego could be any number of ethnicities.  What says specifically Black-Latina here?

 

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 10:50 AM

Aside from the tan color, it can only be assumed since Rosario Dawson is doing the voice. (Herself being Irish - Afro Latina)


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Posted 17 November 2016 - 05:41 AM

 

 

 

 

It's neat that this film is willing to casually do stuff like "well, we've got Rosario Dawson voicing her so Batgirl is black, sure."

(Plus the amazing "Two-Face from the parallel universe where Billy Dee Williams didn't get replaced" thing they're doing.)

Black-Latina, from the looks of it (like Rosario herself). Some spoilery LEGO sets show a brown-skinned Gordon, too, as well as Babs in costume. Dunno if they accurately reflect what's going into the movie, but they're a thing that exists.

 

Also worth noting is that this is indeed a sequel to The LEGO Movie, or at least a side-quel. Batman retains his status as a Master Builder.

 

 

How can you even tell with Lego people faces?

 

Only LEGO proprietary characters are yellow. Licensed characters run the gamut of skin tones. A yellow Lando Calrissian would look weird.

 

 

Which is all well and good, but what distinguishes just plain Black from Black-Latina so that you can tell?  They all have the same facial features.  A medium-brown Lego could be any number of ethnicities.  What says specifically Black-Latina here?

 

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Black Lego characters tend to use a darker shade of brown than the tan colour used as a "middle" shade. Compare:

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Batgirl has the lighter tone.


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Posted 17 November 2016 - 07:55 AM

Is that Kanan?  Never realized he was darker.




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Posted 17 November 2016 - 08:55 AM

So if Rosario's Babs is the same shade as Kanan, what exactly makes hers read as Black-Latina other than her voice actress?  Because no one is looking at Kanan and thinking Black-Latino.


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Posted 17 November 2016 - 10:03 AM

Is that Kanan?  Never realized he was darker.

 

Yeah. Which makes it weird that Ezra, who's darker than Kanan in the show, uses the "white" skintone.

 

So if Rosario's Babs is the same shade as Kanan, what exactly makes hers read as Black-Latina other than her voice actress?  Because no one is looking at Kanan and thinking Black-Latino.

 

Because she's not using the "white" skintone that Batgirl traditionally has and the most likely explanation is that it's to match her voice actress?

 

(Oh, and am I the only one who was baffled that people think Kanan's white? His facial features and skintone suggest that he's middle-Eastern or Asian, to me.)


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Posted 17 November 2016 - 10:24 AM

I didn't think white, but wasn't thinking any portion of him was black.

 

I was thinking some kind of Hispanic.  Which when you think of this version of Batgirl it makes sense why he's that color.

 

The whole Batgirl thing makes perfect sense to me though.  I like it.




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Posted 22 November 2016 - 11:11 AM

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Mime, Zodiac Master, Catman, March Harriet, Calculator, Commissioner Gordon, Clan of the Cave Batman, Barbara Gordon, Eraser, Glam Metal Batman
Orca, Fairy Batman, Nurse Harley Quinn, Red Hood, Arkham Asylum Joker, Lobster-Lovin’ Batman, Dick Grayson, Pink Power Batgirl, Vacation Batman, King Tut

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 11:30 AM

Damn they are gonna sell me a lot of blind bags.

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Edit:
Don't know, Don't know, Carman, Don't know, Calculator, Cm. Gordon, Cave Batman, Barbra Gordon, A Dick Tracy villain?, KISS Batman (!), is that King Shark?, Fairy Princess Batman, Hot Nurse Harley, Red Hood, Prisoner Joker, Hugh Heffner Batman, Robin (do we know for sure which one?) with shark repelant, Batgirl, Pool Batman, King Tut.

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 12:00 PM

Left to right:

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