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@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 06:38 PM)

The description makes it sound like some high grade, mid 80's shlock. Which, frankly, is my groove.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Was wondering how long it would take someone to ask.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 09:58 AM)

okay, it's been like two days so far: what anime is this, cause I'm dying to know.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 November 2019 - 09:23 PM)

You know you're in for a good time when an old anime starts with a crime lord uses roller skates in his cybernetic legs to skate down the side of the building, launches to a dock and into a getaway boat.

@  Pinkcolliebot : (26 November 2019 - 03:55 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm Making The TF Roll Out Short "Gotta Go Fast!"

@  Benbot : (26 November 2019 - 12:52 PM)

That's what I was hoping for. But here I am, at work the following day.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 November 2019 - 12:29 PM)

You say "die in bed" and I'm thinking "why is that a problem?".

@  fourteenwings : (26 November 2019 - 07:06 AM)

If you don't get out of bed ever your muscles will lock in super-uncomfortable ways and you may get blood clots

@  MEDdMI : (25 November 2019 - 08:53 PM)

You did nothing, and so rocks fall down and you die.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2019 - 08:35 PM)

But that's not you doing something, that's something being done to you.

@  MEDdMI : (25 November 2019 - 08:28 PM)

Unless a meteor crashes down on your bed while you're in it.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2019 - 07:08 PM)

I've been trying for the last few hours to find an argument to counter this... and I can't do it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 November 2019 - 03:32 PM)

The most dangerous thing you can do is get out of bed in the morning. Everything else that happens is a consequence of that one terrible, terrible decision.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 November 2019 - 03:28 PM)

Driving, by itself, is dangerous. Anything done to compromise the concentration of the pilot just makes things worse.

@  Benbot : (25 November 2019 - 12:46 PM)

Actually, I think you could make a reasonable argument for saying driving with glasses is dangerous. That is, more dangerous than driving with contacts or perfect vision. You have poor peripheral vision with glasses.


Create-A-Colony -- A TAAO-Flavored Creative Exercise

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#1 Cabooceratops


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Posted 03 September 2016 - 05:10 AM

Themed Transformers colonies and planets have been a part of the brand's identity for a while, with the various series featuring Windblade the most recent to capitalize on it. Caminus, Animatros, and Paradron are just a few examples of Transformers branching off into new themes and aesthetics as a result of isolation from Cybertron.


It's a pretty fun concept, and one I think has a lot of potential, hence the theme of this topic: Creating your own colony with its own theme.


There aren't any hard and fast rules, and I don't think it's necessary to restrain yourself to any specific canon if you'd rather not.


As a guideline, I'd suggest something like this, but feel free to do your own thing: 


Name - 

Theme - 

Who Would Live Here - 

Trivia - 


In example:


Name - Synthony

Theme - Music

Who Would Live Here - Jazz, Sir Soundwave, Broadcast, Rosanna

Trivia - Orbits a dead star, so it is lit up in a constant rave of bright colors and loud music. Always happy to welcome travelers and extremely interested in learning about and adopting new forms of music and culture.


Have fun!  :)

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 05:14 AM

Name - Phallix

Theme - Personal fulfillment

Who Would Live Here - Buzzer, Vibrotron, Nexus Maximus, Erector

Trivia - Ribbed.

PM me if you're bored!

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 06:19 AM

Name - Dinos
Theme - Dinos
Who Would Live Here - Dinos
Trivia - Dinos!

-ZacWilliam, My 2yr old Daughter insists "I Ceratops. I cute. I Cuteceratops."
Ever wonder about the speed of Turbofoxes?
Or the proverbial ailerons of Titanium Moosebots?

*Visit the one and only Cybertronic Bestiary.
For a mechazoologic tour of the mechanimals of Cybertron.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 07:52 AM

Name - Dinos
Theme - Dinos
Who Would Live Here - Dinos
Trivia - Dinos!

-ZacWilliam, My 2yr old Daughter insists "I Ceratops. I cute. I Cuteceratops."



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Posted 03 September 2016 - 08:01 AM

Minor unimportant rant:

I wonder if Theme should be Theme/Description for more complex ideas. Anyways:

Name - Noirbos
Theme/Description - A planet of crime and mystery. Broad daylight only serves to make the shadows even darker. Crime is a currency a few good bots seek to remove from circulation as dialogue is hard boiled and a saxophone solo punctuates daily procedings.
Who Would Live Here - Nightbeat, various investigation themed police bots, Thunderhoof and various crime bosses
Trivia - A day with no cases solved is regarded as a national tragedy. Fedoras are popular regardless of robot mode.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 10:45 AM

Designed to fit in with the TAAO theme a little more:

Name - Chymistria

Theme - The colony of Alchemist Prime, settled by the Titan Flamel. Chymistria is a young and volcanically active world, filled with rivers of molten metal and wracked electrical storms. The Transformers that live here are Forged from a wide variety of alloys, and developed a complicated social hierarchy: the rarer the metals used in a bot's creation, the higher their social standing. Their society venerates Alchemist Prime as a rationally-minded individual who sought to understand the fundamental building blocks of the universe, a part-scientific part-magical quest that that each Chymistrian - from the highest Platinum to the lowliest Iron- is expected to follow.

Who Would Live Here - Scientist-type characters who haven't yet appeared in the IDW continuity, I guess?

Trivia - They make some of the best alcohol in the universe.

Name - Neutronia

Theme - The colony of Amalgamous Prime, settled by the Titan Metis. The unstable world of Neutronia is a tectonically active planet, wrought by devastating earthquakes and tremors. The inhabitants of Proteus have evolved into Shifters, capable of transforming into just about anything. When violent earthquakes strike, they can almost immediately transform into interlocking braces and girders to withstand the worst effects, then quickly shift form again into bulldozers, earthmovers, and trucks to help with the repair efforts. Their cities - incorporating Metis's remains and her sacred hot spot- have developed into a collapsible, modular assembly that can be packed up and shipped out at a moment's notice, borne on the backs of great crawler-combiners formed by the aggregated populations of the cities themselves.

Who Would Live Here - Makeshift, Mercury, Pseudo

Trivia - Whereas on other colonies, Transformers retained differentiated genders, on Neutronia both genders have slowly blurred together as a result of the Shifter mutation. It's not uncommon for a Neutronian to adopt many different appearances, names, and genders over the course of their lives.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 01:09 PM

Name - Ferox


Theme - Vehicles with animalistic robot modes (basically, RID Decepticons). This world is a fierce and dangerous one. Many of their ancestors were exiled here, since Ferox was a prison colony that was soon lost. Over the aeons, they mutated into animalistic forms to survive. These new forms gave them unique abilities that most other Transformers lack, giving them an edge to eke out an existance on this deadly planet.


Who Would Live Here - Simacore, Underbite, Bisk, other RID-style Decepticons


Trivia - I decided to take the whole "prisoners on the Alchemor" thing and basically make an entire penal colony planet.

Edited by ShadowMan024, 05 September 2016 - 12:02 PM.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 04:34 PM

Name - Ekallu

Theme - Desert Planet—1/3 Dark Sun campaign setting type fantasy, 1/3 Mad Max style post-apocalyptic, 1/3 Dune-by-way-of-Jodorowsky sci-fi

Who Would Live Here - Ser-Ket (and many other Prime Predacons), the unproduced manticore Transformer, Aligned-style Insecticons, Mudslinger & the Destructicons, Liftor, Cybertron Scattorshot and Hardtop & Swindle, Landshark....

Trivia - The colonists from the Titan Ekallu are divided into the Solarbots (named for a mysterious, prophetic entity who assisted them in developing energy sources that did not strip the planet's few resources) and raiding bands including Destructicons, Horrorcons,and the self-righteous Lightformers. Over the ages, Ekallu's fortress-like city form has changed hands from one faction to the other, sometimes due to splintering of subgroups leading to a coup, if not just outright conquest by one of the outside groups.


Admittedly, I was more thinking of populating this with OCs, but I realized that there are a number of existing characters who fit it pretty well.

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 05:55 PM

Name - Yggdrasill (Also known as Regalis V)

Theme - The jungle colony-world of the plantformers. No animal life evolved here, but instead all the ecological niches have been filled with ambulatory plants.

Who Would Live Here - Botanica, Flytrap, Floron, Sling, Saberback, and Some version of Rumble.

Trivia - During the colonisation movement, no one ever realised Regalis V was alive, or even that it teemed with life. When the Titan Yggdrasill landed, the very flora of the world turned against it, with his mighty city form becoming overgrown within a few years, no matter how much they struggled. In near-desperation for survival, the colonists used polydermal grafting on Yggdrasill, turning the Titan into a hybrid of plant and machine. Over the vorns of isolation from Cybertron, the colonists followed suit, and now all of them are triple-changers, possessing robot, vehicle, and plant based modes.

Edited by Tindalos, 03 September 2016 - 05:58 PM.

#10 Fero McPigletron

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 01:26 AM

Name - The Outer Rim
Theme - Transformers with oulier abilities, living out comic book superhero and supervillain adventures.
Who Would Live Here - outliers from IDW and TFAnimated (jetstorm and Jetfire having elemental powers. Ironhide armoring up. Blurr speed. Siren sonic ability. Wasp and Bee with stingers etc)
Trivia - their secret identities would be their altmodes. Its an intimate affair when you transform into another mode. Considered taboo to transform in public.



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Posted 04 September 2016 - 02:28 AM

Name - Orbitar

Theme - Spacebots

Who Would Live Here - Pathfinder, Overcast, the Space Mini-Con Team, Shuttler 

Trivia - Mainly gaseous, the only land masses are large stray asteroids. Their leader, Jetfire, is a noble adventurer who is immensely popular among his people. A few dissidents are lead by Whisper, but are generally ignorable.

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 09:40 AM

I'm wondering why some people are showing up as black text. That should only happen if people are doing a copy/paste from a web page instead of typing. Looks horrible on darker forum themes. Anyway:

Name - Arid 9
Theme/Description - A planetwide desert with a megaoasis on each pole. Wrangling desperadoes of the north and pyramid ruling pharaohs from the south are in constant competition for the treasure and limited resources scattered about the planet.
Who Would Live Here - The planet is mostly Wild West vs Ancient Egypt...and I have no clue any canon bots that fit. Purple Griffin maybe? More generic wasteland raiders probably work too.
Trivia - Legend has it that there's a third megaoasis hidden somewhere underground on the planet. Finding its location is the largest bounty in the star system.

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 10:52 AM

Name: Horseulon IV

Description: Grass and fences

Who Would Live Here: Mach Kick, Strada, Bumblehorse, Horsetimus Prime, Horsetress Maximus

Trivia: Pretty much just horses

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 12:41 PM

Name: Nekoma

Theme: Animal

Who Would Live Here: Catbots or those who think of themselves as cats at heart/spark

Trivia: One of the most laid back planets in the galaxy, prrrefect for relaxing!


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Posted 04 September 2016 - 07:45 PM

Name - Ecliptox
Theme/Description - The main planet is fairly unremarkable, a mix of cybernetic and organic life with some space travel capacity. The one standout detail is a grand, skyscraper sized statue of a caped humanoid robot of unknown origin. The main thing of interest if not the planet itself but its moon. The moon's mining colony is the main interstellar eonomy of the planet and it meets regular disaster. Each lunar eclipse brings monstrous bots that attack all they encounter, then vanish without a trace once it ends. Recently, solar eclipses have caused some statues on the planet itself to come to life and wreak havoc until destroyed.
Who Would Live Here - Energon Terrorcons, Dracula
Trivia - Every eclipse has lasted longer than the previous. Scientists have calculated that something is adjusting the planet's orbit so that the solar eclipse in the next year will land in the same part of the world as the grand statue...

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 08:12 PM

Name: Unitron

Theme/Description: A colony founded by followers of Nexus Prime. The planet consists of individuals who combine in some way, be they Duocons, two man combiners, Headmasters, or traditional gestalts (with scramble city combiners being the rarest and most revere). Unitron itself is two small planetoids heavily cyberformed and linked by a global space bridge between both planets.

Culture: Unity is the most important thing on Unitron, with its inhabitants motivated to seek out a combination partner, who they'll later be modified to be converted into. Duocons mostly consist of those who haven't found someone with which to link. This union isn't necessarily romantic, but often is. The leadership of Unitron is a council of five who all combine into a single gestalt, linking their minds whenever they need to make a governing decision.

"Disabled people donít have special needs. We have very reasonable human needs. Our needs include freedom from abuse, violence, and mistreatment, the right to autonomy and self-direction, the right to represent ourselves, equal opportunity for education and employment, the right to accommodation, and societal inclusion and acceptance.

The need for accommodation isnít a ďspecial needĒ. Itís a basic human right. Itís a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people."

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 08:26 PM

Theme/Description:A colony filled with a single body type.
Culture:An entire colony filled with Classics Seeker repaints. Some of the standard Transformer types are there, they have their own Prime and Megatron analogues, even sharing colour schemes of their Cybertronian counterparts, but they're still Seekers, everyone is a Seeker.

Edited by Rycochet, 04 September 2016 - 08:27 PM.

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Posted 06 September 2016 - 12:09 PM

Name - Monoptic
Theme/Description - The planetary surface is made up of a material similar to white alabaster. The eastern hemisphere has a single, massive sea of flowing cesium with an island in the middle that gives it the appearance of an iris. Something about the planet dampens radio waves but amplifies telepathy.
Who Would Live Here - Scientist characters like Perceptor.
Trivia - The planet does not have a proper day/night cycle because it doesn't have a normal rotation. Instead, the "iris" is always pointed in the same direction with the only planetary adjustments being those to maintain this as it orbits its star.

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 12:03 PM

This is for a laugh:


Name: Gobatron

Theme/Description: A planet that sits waiting to be crushed by its larger metal counterparts!

Who Would Live Here: Worthless beings!

Trivia: Prior to Transformers the movie the planet was consumed by Unicron, as a starter before the main course, there were no survivors, any survivors who appear and destined to be killed in some fashion or another, such is their fate!


Name: Lynx-utopia

Theme/Description: Any bot who wishes to unite with another come here, it houses the galaxy's foremost experts on lynxing bots together!

Who Would Live Here: Bots who do not want to be completely single anymore

Trivia: When one lynxs up with another bot, its permanent and the two cannot be separated ever again! Combiner Wars are not welcome on this planet, anyone caught doing illegal combining, is punished by time in the under belly of the planet, where they have to work their servos off doing things, some of which cannot be mentioned!


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 09:14 AM

This is for a laugh:


Name: Gobatron

Theme/Description: A planet that sits waiting to be crushed by its larger metal counterparts!

Who Would Live Here: Worthless beings!

Trivia: Prior to Transformers the movie the planet was consumed by Unicron, as a starter before the main course, there were no survivors, any survivors who appear and destined to be killed in some fashion or another, such is their fate!