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@  2017 : (21 August 2017 - 12:01 AM)

Yeah, I'm pretty surprised.

@  Maruten : (20 August 2017 - 10:13 PM)

This stuff I think. http://www.vulture.c...-hypocrite.html

@  Confuzor : (20 August 2017 - 10:05 PM)

The what now?

@  2017 : (20 August 2017 - 09:39 PM)

This news about Joss Whedon sure was a thing to wake up to.

@  Sabrblade : (20 August 2017 - 06:59 PM)

To back up to the original question about Scramble City's existence in regards to the English-language cartoon continuity, the pack-in comic that came with the Australian DVD boxed set released by Madman did feature a timeline of events that included a point in history titles "Scramble City", so that comic may at least want us to "pretend" that Scramble City happened in the cartoon continuity. But then again, that same comic also used the Marvel Comics' asteroid crisis as the true reason for the Ark's launch, and included the Beast Wars as being unambiguously part of this timeline, so make of that comic's timeline what you will.

@  NightViper : (20 August 2017 - 09:16 AM)

And unlike Takara's JG1 that has been steadily evolving and passing itself down from writer to writer in more-or-less smooth transition, anyone going back now to Hasbro's G1 does feel a bit more like changing history rather than reviving or continuing it.

@  NightViper : (20 August 2017 - 09:11 AM)

Editors at Fun Pub didn't feel it was right to try to "fix" or otherwise change or alter other writers' works. Which is why everything Fun Pub-written became its own stream (Animated was written by the same creative team as the show, so it's one of the very few stories still set in its original continuity). So rather than write words into the original creative team's mouths, Wings only sought to offer one possible solution to the Constructicons weirdness.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 August 2017 - 08:24 PM)

Too bad there weren't that many Wings stories. On the other hand, JG1 is still continuing with stories!

@  Spacewarp : (19 August 2017 - 06:10 PM)

Wings is obviously not cartoon continuity, but is heavily indebted to it.

@  Spacewarp : (19 August 2017 - 06:09 PM)

Basically what my original point was that continuities based on the original cartoon but not actually a part of it have used what Pennpenn originally said.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 August 2017 - 05:42 PM)

I get what you mean, but the wording is awful. It's not possible for Wings to "alter" or "destroy" something it was never part of, nor really interacted with.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 August 2017 - 05:40 PM)

It didn't "alter the existing continuity". It's an entirely new one that left the cartoon's continuity exactly as it ever was.

@  Bass X0 : (19 August 2017 - 05:24 PM)

didn't it take the original cartoon continuity but change parts of it to make a new continuity? i said i'd have preferred it stayed within the original cartoon continuity instead of altering the existing continuity. thats what i would have done. stories would have been written around the existing stories.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 August 2017 - 04:24 PM)

Wings can't "destroy it even further" when it was never the cartoon continuity in the first place.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 August 2017 - 03:57 PM)

The problem is that it isn't really fixable without redoing it from the ground up. Or going into insane retcons and rewrites, which A) is about the same thing, and B) is kinda Takara's thing.

@  Bass X0 : (19 August 2017 - 03:22 PM)

I find its better to fix a broken continuity than to destroy it even further.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 August 2017 - 03:06 PM)

The cartoon couldn't even stay consistent with the cartoon, so why worry when something else can't, either?

@  Bass X0 : (19 August 2017 - 02:53 PM)

I never connected with the whole "Wings is similar to the cartoon continuity but several things are different" thing they had going on. they should really have done it so that it stayed in continuity with the cartoon but focused on the off-screen events prior, during and after the cartoon stories.

@  unluckiness : (19 August 2017 - 10:42 AM)

Not like it's ever relevant anyway.

@  Pennpenn : (19 August 2017 - 10:00 AM)

I mean, it doesn't make sense otherwise, regardless of how official particular fiction is.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 August 2017 - 09:57 AM)

Wings is officially not really cartoon continuity, though.

@  Spacewarp : (19 August 2017 - 09:55 AM)

@Pennpenn: There is some fiction that does actually use the whole "they were rebuilt on Earth" explanation. The Fun Pub Wings stuff comes to mind.

@  Pennpenn : (19 August 2017 - 08:36 AM)

Oh absolutely

@  unluckiness : (19 August 2017 - 05:00 AM)

point is, the cartoon's continuity was hugged to begin with.

@  Pennpenn : (19 August 2017 - 03:53 AM)

My brain usually parses that as "Constructicons built him on contract or something so weren't evil then, and Megatron meant rebuilt in Heavy Metal War". Yeah it's a stretch, but whatever

@  unluckiness : (19 August 2017 - 03:16 AM)

Just like the evil constructicons built Megatron then turned good and then were robosmashed back to evil and then somehow built on Earth.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 August 2017 - 06:28 PM)

Though to be fair, Japanese continuity itself did not reconcile how Dinosaurer was destroyed in the 1980s and rebuilt in 2010 until the Unite Warriors manga of 2017.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 August 2017 - 05:45 PM)

Also, Scramble City has Trypticon in existence while the English version had Trypticon built in 2005 in season 3.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 August 2017 - 04:15 PM)

English and Japanese dubs of the cartoon are officially different continuities from each other, so...

@  Bass X0 : (18 August 2017 - 04:07 PM)

Is Scramble City canon or in continuity with the U.S. 80s Transformers cartoon despite not being dubbed?

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 August 2017 - 03:10 PM)

Make it a link instead of just pasting the URL.

@  Evac : (18 August 2017 - 02:56 PM)

If I could post youtube links without them becoming videos in the box, I'd link to the "parrot singing 'Let The Bodies Hit The Floor'" video.

@  Bass X0 : (18 August 2017 - 02:51 PM)

it was....... SPOILERS..... Detective Conan.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 August 2017 - 02:38 PM)

let the bodies hit the floor, let the bodies hit the floor let the bodies hit the.....FLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 August 2017 - 02:34 PM)

Only almost?

@  Bass X0 : (18 August 2017 - 02:17 PM)

someone dies almost every episode.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 August 2017 - 01:59 PM)

Don't be in an anime?

@  Bass X0 : (18 August 2017 - 01:11 PM)

An episode of an anime I watched was about a woman who killed her husband because he spent most of his money on toys instead of on her. Let this be a lesson to us all.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 August 2017 - 02:24 PM)

You'd be a banker.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 August 2017 - 12:20 PM)

What if you paid your job but they don't love you?

@  BlackMax : (16 August 2017 - 08:01 PM)

...crap, never mind, enough searching and I turned it up. I am convinced this would not have happened without asking.

@  BlackMax : (16 August 2017 - 07:43 PM)

Forgive me for being the last one aboard the bus that came and went after the previous bus... but can anyone direct me to the comic based on UW Megatronia?

@  Bass X0 : (16 August 2017 - 04:36 PM)

I'll refer to Simon Furman's work on Dreamwave.

@  OrionPax44 : (16 August 2017 - 04:28 PM)

How bout if you love your job but they don't pay you?

@  Bass X0 : (16 August 2017 - 02:31 PM)

It doesn't feel like work when you love your job!

@  2017 : (16 August 2017 - 08:24 AM)

Why do you want to remove it? Just in the way or something?

@  Pennpenn : (16 August 2017 - 03:42 AM)

I wonder if there's any way to remove Destiny 2 from the Battlenet launcher entirely?

@  OrionPax44 : (15 August 2017 - 01:55 PM)

Cause they wanna slice your head off but irritation is all they can pull off.

@  Benbot : (15 August 2017 - 10:59 AM)

why do electric razors do such a poor job with the neck?

@  RichardT1977 : (13 August 2017 - 08:17 PM)

"We Are Number One" but with the cancer in remission.


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#201 G.B.Blackrock

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 11:08 AM

Here's the information on the (SG) "Autobot Elite Guard"

 

The ELITE GUARD is a small contingent of Autobot soldiers who have filled the power vacuum left by the destruction of the "Wreckers." While the Wreckers were a group of mercenaries and assorted malcontents, the Elite Guard are professional soldiers who follow the orders of their leader, THUNDERCLASH, unswervingly.

 

That page also has some "designer's notes," suggesting that SG Thunderclash was intentionally given a "boring" color scheme to contrast with the colors of the BotCon toy. He was given a personality based on Erwin Rommel.



#202 Spacewarp

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 04:23 PM

2008 Nightbeat had some stuff, too, from what I remember.


 

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#203 Sabrblade

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 05:00 PM

2008 Nightbeat had some stuff, too, from what I remember.

Aside from his bio?


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#204 Sabrblade

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 12:34 AM

This might seem like an odd request, but does anyone have the Transforce 2000 magazine that featured an interview with Simon Furman in it?

 

And did any other Transforce magazines have interviews with Furman in them?


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 05:50 AM

It's been a long time since I've looked at those - they'll be in my comic box back at me parents' house somewhere, but if I get time I'll try and dig them out. I can't see scans hurting now, all these years later.


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#206 Sabrblade

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 09:37 AM

I'd very much appreciate it. :thumbsup

 

From the second-hand comments made about that interview in ATT posts dating back to 2000-2001, that interview should aid me in my doing research for production information on Furman's old "Reaching the Omega Point" storyline, whose four prose stories I'm still presently trying to create individual Wiki articles for.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

#207 MaxVer

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 08:26 PM

So I was wondering if anyone had scans for the Generation 2 Redux comic from Botcon 2010?

#208 Xaaron

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 09:02 PM

No, but the Club is willing to sell you your own copy for $3.50.



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Posted 30 March 2017 - 05:40 AM

No, but the Club is willing to sell you your own copy for $3.50.


Ah. Didn't realize they were selling it for that cheap...

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 11:24 AM

I need help finding a short video clip of the BotCon 1998 script reading that was included in the Highlights Video (VHS) of that year's convention.

 

The clip is a fuzzy-quality recording of brief snippits from the script reading, featuring (IIRC) at least Garry Chalk, Scott McNeil, Susan Blu, and David Kaye all visible onstage, and one of the snippits had the scene where Scott McNeil yelled the "Brawn is DEAD!" joke.

 

I thought I had watched this on YouTube recently, but I can't seem to find it on there again. I tried searching on Dailymotion, but that also turned up nothing.


Edited by Sabrblade, 07 April 2017 - 11:24 AM.

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 11:46 AM

No, but the Club is willing to sell you your own copy for $3.50.

 

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 05:53 AM

Is there any possibility that someone could share download options for the script readings for OTFCC 2003/2004 and Botcon 2016 again? The previous posted links in this topic are broken now...

 

Also, is the "Stunticon Job" adaptation still unfindable?



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 05:56 AM

Here's all that I have:

 

Bee in the City 2
https://dl.dropboxus...tricBugaloo.doc

 

Return of Blurr

https://dl.dropboxus...t_reading_4.doc

 

Also while looking for those I came across some more unused stuff. Well, the timeline was used to keep story elements straight, but it was never published nor all the events made reference to.

 

Wingsverse Constructicons Timeline:
https://dl.dropboxus...structicons.doc

 

Two page pre-BotCon 2012 comic script in which Megatron was responsible for halving Gigatron (Instead of Straxus):

https://dl.dropboxus...24/overlord.doc

 

Shattered Glass Nebulon story proposal, set after Invasion:

https://dl.dropboxus.../SG_masters.doc

 

Some brief attempts at a prose story telling the same events that ended up in Another Light:

https://dl.dropboxus...4/ftm_draft.doc

https://dl.dropboxus...catastrophe.doc

https://dl.dropboxus...inal_battle.doc

 

Also, I would love to see these documents coming back again...



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Posted 05 May 2017 - 09:35 AM

Is there any possibility that someone could share download options for the script readings for OTFCC 2003/2004 and Botcon 2016 again? The previous posted links in this topic are broken now...

Reuploaded the two OTFCC ones - https://www.sendspac...Qu3kYHGaDwoyewg


Edited by Sabrblade, 05 May 2017 - 09:35 AM.

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 05:03 AM

Thank you very much for this; if only "The Hot Rod" script reading could pop up again...

Edited by Rhinox Prime, 06 May 2017 - 05:12 PM.


#216 Sabrblade

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 05:35 PM

This might seem like an odd request, but does anyone have the Transforce 2000 magazine that featured an interview with Simon Furman in it?

 

And did any other Transforce magazines have interviews with Furman in them?

 

It's been a long time since I've looked at those - they'll be in my comic box back at me parents' house somewhere, but if I get time I'll try and dig them out. I can't see scans hurting now, all these years later.

 

So, uh, how's it coming on that?


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.



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