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@  Steevy Maximus : (21 April 2018 - 08:52 PM)

Just a few more days until my Battletech key goes live on GOG...

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 April 2018 - 08:51 PM)

The first Transformers live action film really IS a lot better than what popular culture has made it out to be.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 April 2018 - 08:27 PM)

I dunno if I'd go that far. I enjoyed the first Bayformers more than the MMPR Movie remake

@  RichardT1977 : (21 April 2018 - 08:22 PM)

For the record, it was better than the (live-action) Transformers movies.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 April 2018 - 08:21 PM)

No, I wasn't at the krispy kreme when I beat them. Wait, what?

@  Paladin : (21 April 2018 - 08:13 PM)

go back to Krispy Kreme

@  wonko the sane? : (21 April 2018 - 07:08 PM)

I beat five teenagers with attitude before, I can do it again.

@  Pennpenn : (21 April 2018 - 07:02 PM)

Great, after ten thousand years Wonko is free again. Does this mean more Power Rangers are needed? Again?

@  Patchouli Kn... : (21 April 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Ah, the layer of ice that froze it shut finally melted?

@  wonko the sane? : (21 April 2018 - 09:14 AM)

Oh my god! GUYS! It's actually warm enough I was able to open my window!

@  Sabrblade : (20 April 2018 - 11:14 PM)

Eh, I guess. He did fairly well on his own as an independent in his first appearance and such.

@  Otaku : (20 April 2018 - 10:04 PM)

@Sabrblade Vulture tends to fare poorly as his own boss. Working for a great version of Doc Ock ain't a bad gig... and I did ask if about "bad" as opposed to "not the best". ;)

@  Plokatron : (20 April 2018 - 09:53 PM)

@Egon1982 No my friend Mutator Spiders as in get caught in their web and you are mutated into a even more animalistic creature than you were. Hordika were Half Sentient beings half Wild animal and unlike Spiderman it affected each race slightly differnt with Toa being of a similar mutation to each other. My guess for Spiderman is he would become more spider like but with a inside skeletal structure hmm wonder what Visorak Venom would do to CNA make Dinobot Predacon like monsters or something wild?!

@  Paladin : (20 April 2018 - 04:15 PM)

compared to the "youth-sucking" gimmick from the other series? BIG step up.

@  Sabrblade : (20 April 2018 - 03:57 PM)

@Otaku: What about that show's take on Vulture? He had potential at first but he eventually just settled into being a lackey rather than his own boss.

@  Egon1982 : (20 April 2018 - 02:44 PM)

Did anyone else thought Thunder in Big Trouble in Little China when he was inflating looked like a garbage pail kid before he blew up into salad? I always thought that since seeing the movie in theaters at age 5. 

@  Egon1982 : (20 April 2018 - 02:25 PM)

Mutator spiders as in man-spider?

@  Otaku : (20 April 2018 - 11:06 AM)

Shocker was a pretty good villain in The Spectacular Spider-Man animated series. Wait, does that count since I can't think of a bad take on any character from that series? ;)

@  Arazyr : (20 April 2018 - 09:26 AM)

Ontario/Detroit area? Yeah. Supposedly, you could feel it from where I live, but I didn't notice. I never feel these things. 8(

@  Paladin : (20 April 2018 - 07:08 AM)

so that WAS an earthquake last night...

@  Plokatron : (19 April 2018 - 09:43 PM)

Webhead Vs. Mutater Spiders. Hmmm I can see this ending badly with HordikaMan Hey maybe it'd make Venom catchable with spider sense.

@  Broadside : (19 April 2018 - 09:16 PM)

Can't wait for Spider-Man to fight the Visorak

@  RichardT1977 : (19 April 2018 - 05:32 PM)

Aw, man!

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 April 2018 - 04:47 PM)

SNIPER NO SNIPING

@  Bass X0 : (19 April 2018 - 04:33 PM)

SNIPERER!

@  Paladin : (19 April 2018 - 10:34 AM)

hated that game. damn sniper level's insane.

@  Plokatron : (19 April 2018 - 08:21 AM)

You know what's funny? Both Spiderman and Bionicle have a title in common. Web of Shadows. :p

@  Liege : (19 April 2018 - 08:03 AM)

Don't mocks the Shocker!

@  unluckiness : (19 April 2018 - 04:46 AM)

But he's the second lamest Spider-Man villain

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 April 2018 - 10:56 PM)

You know.. for all intents and purposes, Shocker should have won in Kamen Rider 71.

@  Plokatron : (18 April 2018 - 06:55 PM)

:wtf :D :wtf Can't wait can't wait just a couple more days and I'm at Comiccon Cape! Gonna be a blast! I hope they have that freaking proper Master Sword Replica this year with the black handel (I love the one from the old comic drawn by the guy who did Cyborg 009)!!!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 April 2018 - 05:55 AM)

Found on Cranialtome.

@  unluckiness : (18 April 2018 - 05:32 AM)

Oh, so MP-scaled Bill Cypher with stupidly fiddly hands.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 April 2018 - 08:47 AM)

through a third party on facebook.

@  RichardT1977 : (16 April 2018 - 11:30 PM)

Did the Vok know Bill Cipher?

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 April 2018 - 08:09 PM)

See my thread ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (16 April 2018 - 01:32 PM)

Do you mean physically without actually wiring them up?

@  wonko the sane? : (16 April 2018 - 01:32 PM)

Uh... how do you not know?

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 April 2018 - 12:46 PM)

I'm wondering if HP stuck in an extra 128SDD + 3TB HDD into the computer I bought for $850

@  Benbot : (16 April 2018 - 11:58 AM)

"OH"

@  Sabrblade : (16 April 2018 - 11:06 AM)

"Semper Fi"

@  EShadowP : (16 April 2018 - 10:36 AM)

"Simper-Fi" :thumbsup

@  Plokatron : (16 April 2018 - 12:31 AM)

Oh my word it is true. The greatest Gunnery Sargent to live is now gone. Gunny I know I'd of never cut the mustard if you were my CO but as I friend I would of been humbled and honored to know a man who truly knew the corp. May the jackets always be full metal and no watermelon left standing. Forgive the jokes there but you made it clear you hated watermelons with how many you sliced, blasted and plain disintegrated on Tv. :thumbsup  (Why do we not have a Wheeljack salute emot?)  Simper-Fi Carry on Gunny see you up there in the great kingdom one day hope you enjoy the company of my great uncles and everyone who you saw last on that field of honor.

@  Plokatron : (16 April 2018 - 12:21 AM)

Wait what!!!!!!! Gunny is dead!!!!

@  Sabrblade : (15 April 2018 - 09:37 PM)

RIP, R. Lee Ermey :(

@  B-Fox : (15 April 2018 - 02:06 PM)

If yer yellah!

@  Otaku : (15 April 2018 - 07:55 AM)

@fourteenwings If not, it is really, really close. Then again, maybe you shouldn't trust me. I liked the jacket. XD

@  fourteenwings : (15 April 2018 - 05:32 AM)

Bill Maher?

@  Bass X0 : (15 April 2018 - 03:52 AM)

Should we as a society change our way of life, culture and general thinking to that which people fifty years from now could look back without being judgemental of our ways? Today we look back at people from fifty years ago and openly criticise things that were considered acceptable and normal back then as not fitting in with our modern day standards that we have to censor them, or have the disclaimer that's just how it was back then. So surely things we as a population consider normal and acceptable today may not fit in with the standards of fifty years from now. But how do we know what would be acceptable and normal fifty years from now that we are supposedly doing wrong today? We don't. That's the point when we are applying modern day standards and way of thinking to a time fifty years ago.

@  Plokatron : (14 April 2018 - 11:09 PM)

Thank you my friend. I hope so too.


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#21 Jim S

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 08:31 AM

What was the initial spark that became the BWU idea and universe?

FP asked me if I wanted to write a Lio Convoy story set in a world where "Beast Wars meets the Hunger Games." I said I needed a few days to think on it, as to be perfectly honest I didn't find the elevator pitch compelling. I didn't want to spend too much time telling stories that didn't resonate with me.

This was December, 2014. Then the Ferguson Unrest happened, and I found it deeply disturbing and compelling. I realized that the abuse of authority was an issue of great interest to me, worthy of exploration, and said yes. The first title, Broken Windshields, is a play off of the controversial Broken Windows theory of policing, and was suggested to me by Bill Forster.

Is there, or will there ever be, a Big Convoy in BWU?

Yes, but he's not called that.

Will we learn at some point, even if only in reference, why Spike and co sre considered irredeemable by humanity?

Maybe we'll see more of that but I feel like there's no real mystery. The war was devastating, much more destructive in this reality than in others. The Autobots were viewed as not much better than Decepticons. Those humans who chose to stand with either side were viewed as traitors.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 08:37 AM

Okay Jim, time for something inconsequential! So, the alt.software.dev users. Cyberbee42296 and MesothulasSinner are the easy ones, and then:

FSS15 - ????
GEOFAN - Fractyl?
Agent3P - Ravage?
ravagekitteh - SG Ravage?!

Can you shed any light? Would a BWU Ravage be a still-mobile cassetticon, like Eject, or a fully-downsized Predacon?


FSS15 was probably a typo for FSS05 or FSS 16 or FSS-5. Figure Subscription Service 5 (or maybe 16), a nod out-of-universe to Scorponok's origins. In universe, could be anyone.

GEOFAN is Fractyl, yes.

Agent3P is Tripredacus Agent. As to who THAT is, dunno. Maybe Ravage. Maybe his own guy.

ravagekitteh - SG Ravage of course, at least in inspiration. I don't think he's literally in our universe though, like through dimensions travel or anything.

As for Ravage in our universe, I haven't decided. With the Dawn of the Predacus toy, and The Agenda before that, it feels like a shame to not have him be a Predacon of some sort but I haven't hit on a story that feels right for him.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 09:30 AM

Why was Stilleto given such a radical redesign to her deco (i.e. - purple changed to yellow) and face compared to those of her original design seen in "The Razor's Edge"?


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 09:33 AM

Is Waspinator still around on Cybertron, and if so, what's he up to?


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 09:56 AM

All right, spill. Which really came first, the idea of a murder mystery involving Targetmasters, or the title "Trigger Warnings"?

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 09:59 AM

Why was Stilleto given such a radical redesign to her deco (i.e. - purple changed to yellow) and face compared to those of her original design seen in "The Razor's Edge"?

 

On a related note - from what limited description we get of Sea Panic, he doesn't seem to match up to the Laser Beast, being grey-and-green instead of grey-and-yellow (and I thought I remembered something similar with Fennec, though I might be mistaken). Mistake, or intentional choice?



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Posted 15 October 2016 - 10:11 AM

 

Is there, or will there ever be, a Big Convoy in BWU?


Yes, but he's not called that.

What's he called?


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 10:48 AM

Why was Stilleto given such a radical redesign to her deco (i.e. - purple changed to yellow) and face compared to those of her original design seen in "The Razor's Edge"?

 

You'd have to ask the artist. It wasn't something the script called for I don't think.

 

 

Is Waspinator still around on Cybertron, and if so, what's he up to?

 

Yup. He's always bustin' heads, jumping in and out of bed.

 

 

All right, spill. Which really came first, the idea of a murder mystery involving Targetmasters, or the title "Trigger Warnings"?

 

Chicken and egg? I think the idea of Trigger Warnings relating to Targetmasters was a very early one. The murder mystery story came mostly from Bish.

 

On a related note - from what limited description we get of Sea Panic, he doesn't seem to match up to the Laser Beast, being grey-and-green instead of grey-and-yellow (and I thought I remembered something similar with Fennec, though I might be mistaken). Mistake, or intentional choice?

 

Probably a goof, but I didn't write that bit. 

 

 

What's he called?

 

Not 100% sure. Slammoth maybe ;)

 

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Edited by Jim S, 15 October 2016 - 10:48 AM.


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 10:53 AM

What was your personal favorite bits of work on Ask Vector Prime and co?


 

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 10:58 AM

Now that we know that Optimus Primal, BW Megatron, Lio Convoy, BWII Galvatron, Big Convoy (thanks to your earlier answers), and Magmatron all exist in BWU, what about Fire Convoy and Gigatron?


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 11:11 AM

Forget them, what about Galaxy Convoy? :D
(Though I'm curious about the RID Autobots - being "Japanese Beast Era" Cybertrons, would they hypothetically be Maximals or Autobots in BWU?)

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 11:15 AM

What was your personal favorite bits of work on Ask Vector Prime and co?

 

Wheesh. So many parts of it I loved. Offering Hichikawa-san a forum to finish out his copious Binaltech/Alternity thoughts was a high bar. Getting to delve into Vector Prime's personal life was very satisfying, especially with Richard freaking Newman adding his voice. So was working with Peter Spellos on our Sky-Byte answer. All of the guest columnists were a hoot to write for, but certainly it's Sideways' irreverence, Spacewarp's adventures, and Cy-Kill's sixty-five new GoBots adventures that I enjoyed the most on that front. 

 

So many joyous memories, really. I cherish AVP.

 

 

Now that we know that Optimus Primal, BW Megatron, Lio Convoy, BWII Galvatron, Big Convoy (thanks to your earlier answers), and Magmatron all exist in BWU, what about Fire Convoy and Gigatron?

 

Fire Convoy, maybe, I see him potentially in a future era. Gigatron was around in the ancient days of Cybertron, but he looked more like this:

 

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Forget them, what about Galaxy Convoy?  :D
(Though I'm curious about the RID Autobots - being "Japanese Beast Era" Cybertrons, would they hypothetically be Maximals or Autobots in BWU?)

 

I love Galaxy Convoy, and yeah, he's probably around somewhere, or destined to be a player in the universe in the future. But it's also unlikely we'll see him.

 

I think RID / Car Robots are fair game to be either Maximals or Autobots. In truth, though, there are so many Autobots that I'm probably more likely to recast them as Maximals. Just like modern RID animal-informed Decepticons could be Max/Preds or Decepticons, but are more likely to be Max/Preds. (Probably not Autobots.) 

 

 

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 11:36 AM

...and RID Megatron would be "Overlord"? :D

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 11:49 AM

Do you know what happened to some of the more prominent G1 "Builder" characters or is it not something you pay much mind to unless a specific story calls for it?

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 11:53 AM

 

 

Is there, or will there ever be, a Big Convoy in BWU?


Yes, but he's not called that.

What's he called?

 

I would go for Optimammoth Prime/Primal. 


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Posted 15 October 2016 - 01:02 PM

...and RID Megatron would be "Overlord"? :D

 

Mebbe...

 

 

 

Do you know what happened to some of the more prominent G1 "Builder" characters or is it not something you pay much mind to unless a specific story calls for it?

 

Some of them, sure. Others, not so much. Most of the luminaries aren't around anymore. There was a lot of self-sacrifice, some purges, some charge of the Light Brigade moments, some treachery.

 

There are a lot of structures around honoring them. Cyclonus Memorial Tower comes to mind. It's also a good bet that anyone on a coin is no longer with us.

 

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 01:12 PM

We have Full-Tilt and Longrack commanding the Dinosaur/Trypticon. Any ideas on the power structure of the Gung Ho?

...and RID Megatron would be "Overlord"? :D


It's a reference to Masterforce Overlord's European G1 name, Gigatron. The wiki folded the two together because "Gigatron" never got any meaningful traction the way the other Godmaster-Powermaster pairings are distinct.

Also, Jim would be following the pattern he used for 13 Demon General Gigatron, who combined elements of both Masterforce Overlord and CR Gigatron.

Me personally, I would prefer to keep all these guys separate, but hey, whatever floats Jim's boat.

Edited by SHIELD Agent 47, 15 October 2016 - 01:19 PM.

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 01:18 PM

Is all or just most of the alien languages in the Complete AA changed?


 

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 01:22 PM

Obviously Cybertronian-human relations haven't been in a stellar state for some time. But in your head, does that prohibit Prowl II and Prowl 2 from existing?

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 01:27 PM

Do you have any cats?


 

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