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@  Pennpenn : (17 October 2018 - 02:14 AM)

Youtube was gone?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 11:53 PM)

I actually agree with you MEDdMI, or at least be creative. x.x

@  MEDdMI : (16 October 2018 - 11:29 PM)

Death threats are boring. Get to know the person, then torment them with stuff that really gets under their skin. *evil grin*

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2018 - 10:18 PM)

YouTube is back!

@  Waspinator : (16 October 2018 - 09:55 PM)

Remind yourself that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer.

@  RichardT1977 : (16 October 2018 - 09:27 PM)

BTW for the three of you who haven't discovered yet, YouTube is down.

@  Telly : (16 October 2018 - 08:05 PM)

maybe this is that persons first death threat, and the creativity will come with more experiance

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Nah. Or at least not near as creative as some of them I've got. This one was a basic "If I ever see you IRL I'll slit you're throat."

@  wonko the sane? : (16 October 2018 - 06:00 PM)

was it at least a creative threat?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 01:07 PM)

Speaking of which.. Got a deaththeat today on an other messageboard. :D

@  Shockwave 75 : (16 October 2018 - 07:14 AM)

Arguing with an idiot is like playing chess with a pidgeon; no matter what you do it's going to shit on the board and strut around like it won.

@  Pennpenn : (16 October 2018 - 05:48 AM)

Well, there is also the fact that the person you're arguing against won't accept the authority as neutral (or valid or credible) unless they agree with everything that person says.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 October 2018 - 05:35 AM)

Never argue with idiots. They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2018 - 05:21 AM)

Anyone who's ever argued with dumbasses on the internet knows how stubborn and persistent they can be. Dozens of people can tell them they're wrong, and they' just stick their fingers in their ears and go "na na can't hear you!"

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2018 - 05:19 AM)

Especially if its a bet about an objective truth. Chances are, you provide overwhelming evidence for your position, the dumbass won't accept your evidence or will just change the rules and then claim the money you allegedly owe him.

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2018 - 05:17 AM)

I've just been reminded of a life lesson: Never take a bet with a dumbass unless there's a neutral authority accepted by both sides that will decide on the winner.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 October 2018 - 03:42 AM)

Peace was never an option.

@  Waspinator : (16 October 2018 - 02:03 AM)

The war between the cerapods and the theropods continues to the modern era

@  Waspinator : (15 October 2018 - 11:51 PM)

The parrot, once I stopped pressing the button on the toy. It might have gone on forever otherwise.

@  Foffy : (15 October 2018 - 11:43 PM)

Depends. Who won?

@  Waspinator : (15 October 2018 - 11:37 PM)

Should I be worried that my 40-year-old parrot got into a roaring contest with a Jurassic World toy?

@  Paladin : (15 October 2018 - 04:38 PM)

was the bride's name Sarah Connor?

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 October 2018 - 04:38 PM)

A sawed off shotgun is fairly easy to conceal. Of course, they're also illegal.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (15 October 2018 - 04:19 PM)

Maybe they wear a really, really baggy coat.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2018 - 04:10 PM)

I don't wanna think about the body type where a SHOTGUN is concealed carry.

@  MEDdMI : (15 October 2018 - 04:08 PM)

"If there any objections-" *Both sides pull out ridiculous amounts of weapons against each other*

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 October 2018 - 03:57 PM)

Someone else quips in the comments, "I have heard of a shotgun wedding, but this is ridiculous!"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 October 2018 - 03:57 PM)

I saw a random shipost on Facebook. Evidently, there are people in the U.S. who have to ask wedding guests not to bring their concealed-carry weapons.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 October 2018 - 07:09 AM)

Hey.. I tried to say that google game streaming actually works pretty good... Now if that's depressing, that's a WHOLE nother ball of wax. ;D

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2018 - 06:29 AM)

The box is being used exactly as it was meant to: for random conversation. If it's depressing it's because the group whom use it is neither oblivious or stupid and we happen to be discussing depressing things.

@  fourteenwings : (15 October 2018 - 12:27 AM)

I'm starting to feel like the box is being used in lieu of actual serious threads (not to be terrible but seeing this as soon as you get on the forums is depressing).

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 October 2018 - 10:35 PM)

It's shameful that randos in richer countries pretend like it's not happening.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 October 2018 - 10:35 PM)

Small island countries are already sinking below sea level and being consumed by the ocean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:28 PM)

Which is why poorer countries are some of the ones most worried at this point, I imagine. Wealthy countries like the US, Canada, etc won't feel the effects nearly as soon

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2018 - 10:05 PM)

Realistically: there doesn't have to be truly catastrophic impacts to screw us all over. Frequent enough storms will disrupt our infrastructure, which will hobble our ability to rebuild quickly and cause pretty big backslides in quality of life. I don't mean "oh no, I can't charge my iphone", more like "dysentery is as common as the flu because the resources just aren't there to clean the water anymore".

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:03 PM)

If no, then procrastinate some more

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:03 PM)

Well, the most important question: is it going to stop me getting some drive thru at McDonald's?

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2018 - 09:21 PM)

It's kinda nuts seeing insurance ads tell everyone multiple 500-year storms a year is the new normal, but the general attitude over is still at best *shrug*.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 October 2018 - 08:18 PM)

Sad thing is... Boomers are still leaving their vile taint on a lot of the younger generation.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 08:08 PM)

Certainly the boomers won't live to see it, and they're the worst generation for not giving a shit

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 08:08 PM)

We're seeing some of it, yeah, but very likely all the truly catastrophic impacts will hit once most of us are dead

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2018 - 07:46 PM)

Stupid thing is: We ARE seeing results in our lifetime, but it's still slow enough that we, as a culture, are willing to ignore it despite what the scientists are saying.

@  MEDdMI : (14 October 2018 - 07:41 PM)

Captain Planet we need you

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 07:30 PM)

As long as nothing interrupts their morning latte and consumer-driven lifestyles, they're good

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 07:26 PM)

Because humans are notoriously bad at caring about things they don't see happening within their lifetimes

@  Shrug : (14 October 2018 - 06:09 PM)

And no one else in my class cared. None of my teachers cared. My parents didn't care.

@  Shrug : (14 October 2018 - 06:08 PM)

One of my more frustrating memories regarding Climate Change is from when I was in 2nd grade in 1996. My poor redneck middle-of-nowhere school had a decade old science textbook written so a 2nd grader could read it and it had enough about the impending Global Warming that I was worried as a 6 year old.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2018 - 04:45 PM)

Plus a MUCH higher chance of lake effect snow: since milder means the great lakes will take that much longer to freeze over.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2018 - 04:07 PM)

Eh, really does depend on what you look for in winter. "Milder" also usually means "wetter", so... you know, MORE snow to deal with.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 02:01 PM)

It was unusually warm here as well, until 2 or 3 days ago. The temperature's a little more seasonal, now. They are predicting a milder winter than usual this year, which for Canada isn't such bad news


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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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Edited by Jim S, 17 October 2016 - 08:49 AM.


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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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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 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:

 

Overlord_vs_motorvators.jpg

 

 

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.

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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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