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@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 November 2018 - 04:06 PM)

Well the fare is fowl if the fowl is fair.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 November 2018 - 03:10 PM)

1/4 of duck is 1/4 of the turd in turducken

@  Paladin : (14 November 2018 - 12:18 PM)

not really. duck meat is fowl.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 November 2018 - 12:01 PM)

Couldn't we just cook the duck? I mean, it would be tastier...

@  MEDdMI : (14 November 2018 - 12:09 AM)

That is much less than a duck, therefore it also floats. BURN THE INTERNET! ((Although it's an old article, I was surprised to find a result))

@  MEDdMI : (14 November 2018 - 12:04 AM)

http://discovermagazine.com/2007/jun/how-much-does-the-internet-weigh

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2018 - 05:11 PM)

If thou knows how to weigh wireless signals, thou are surely more of a witch than I.

@  MEDdMI : (13 November 2018 - 01:26 PM)

Does it weigh the same as a duck?

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2018 - 12:26 PM)

Nay! Tis merely the miracle of WIFI!

@  MEDdMI : (13 November 2018 - 11:49 AM)

WITCHCRAFT!

@  wonko the sane? : (13 November 2018 - 11:40 AM)

Mwahahaha! I am writing this WIRELESSLY from my desktop!

@  unluckiness : (13 November 2018 - 10:28 AM)

yes.

@  Pennpenn : (13 November 2018 - 07:48 AM)

Is that nightmare fuel for wanking or nightmare fuel that is- actually you know what never mind.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 November 2018 - 05:07 AM)

This is the Internet. Everything produces wanking nightmare fuel.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 November 2018 - 01:52 AM)

Yet both have produced wanking nightmare fuel. (Rule 34 is a harsh mistress)

@  fourteenwings : (12 November 2018 - 11:41 PM)

I don't know if "magic animals" and "mecha" abide by the same design principals.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 November 2018 - 09:20 PM)

PS4 controllers are crap. x.x;

@  Paladin : (12 November 2018 - 08:16 PM)

it took me way too long to realize that didn't actually say "wanking nightmare fuel."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (12 November 2018 - 08:14 PM)

I'm quite sure that directors don't make the designs because that would be ludicrous amount of work for a single person.

@  Noideaforaname : (12 November 2018 - 05:35 PM)

I guess "walking nightmare fuel" is an improvement...

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2018 - 04:12 PM)

It’s something when the new Pokemon movie is completely accurate to the original source character designs than the Transformers movies. Michael Bay would have created hyper stylised redesigns of Pokemon and many completely new designs if he was doing it.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 November 2018 - 01:54 PM)

RIP Stan Lee.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 November 2018 - 04:25 AM)

Ehh.. Except for a couple of people, the video game section isn't that bad.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2018 - 08:27 PM)

It feels like this hasn't been said enough: anybody who cares what people at TFW does would surely just check there themselves.

@  Gryllid : (11 November 2018 - 06:50 PM)

And with the Seinfeld/Cyberverse names, the genders matched up, and some of them seem fitting enough ("Peterman" for a leader figure prone to dramatic pronouncements; "Puddy" for a big, strong, gruff guy, etc.)

@  Gryllid : (11 November 2018 - 06:46 PM)

Well, the codenames aren't completely random. Shatter and Dropkick were "Red Light" and "Blue Light", weren't they? Referencing their colors.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 November 2018 - 09:05 AM)

I'm sure the Hasbro logistics guy in charge of assigning the code names would be amused too, if he knew what TFW2005 was.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2018 - 01:30 AM)

Yup. TFW2005.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2018 - 02:57 PM)

Even though we have seen time and again that those names are just randomly applied names from whatever "theme" Hasbro has chosen for the respective line, with no intentional relation between code name and character.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2018 - 02:57 PM)

I love how folks on TFW2005 still assume the code names for toys from new toylines are mystery games Hasbro has created for the fans, and thus are trying to interpret a meaning into those names to guess the character.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2018 - 07:56 PM)

I haven't watched many eps yet... Mainly cause I've gotten where I just wait till seasons end and watch the whole thing.

@  RichardT1977 : (09 November 2018 - 07:23 PM)

I presume he's going to feature heavily in episode 15

@  RichardT1977 : (09 November 2018 - 07:20 PM)

And like I said in one of the discussion threads, his voice reminds me of the English dub of Alexander Armstrong from Fullmetal Alchemist

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2018 - 07:20 PM)

Ahh, I ment shown up as a Main character yet, but I wasn't specific. :D

@  RichardT1977 : (09 November 2018 - 07:19 PM)

He showed up in "Maccadam's", and has at least been heard in a few other prior episodes.

@  abates : (09 November 2018 - 07:06 PM)

Yeah, he's shown up a couple of times.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2018 - 07:01 PM)

I ment in the show.

@  Nevermore : (09 November 2018 - 06:38 PM)

Which one?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2018 - 05:31 PM)

Has Cyberverse Grim even showed up yet?

@  Paladin : (09 November 2018 - 05:26 PM)

now that it's out in the open, can I just say NuRID Grimlock is the most interesting version of the character in TWENTY YEARS?

@  Foffy : (09 November 2018 - 05:08 PM)

grimlock eats sloppily at olive garden (ASMR)

@  abates : (09 November 2018 - 05:07 PM)

Sorry, just had to get that off my chest.

@  abates : (09 November 2018 - 05:07 PM)

It could have fit perfectly in Robots in Disguise too. Just have Grimlock waving a pool noodle around and give the line to Drift.

@  abates : (09 November 2018 - 05:07 PM)

Underquoted Transformers: The Movie quotes: "Grimlock, get your noodle out of my face."

@  RichardT1977 : (09 November 2018 - 04:58 PM)

Yeah, IIRC Wilbur was a spring pig.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2018 - 01:48 PM)

I read that as "First sow of the season" and I was about to say that I wasn't aware pigs were typically born in the winter.

@  Paladin : (09 November 2018 - 08:59 AM)

ugh. first snow of the season...

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2018 - 08:22 AM)

Shield agent, that's just nuts...

@  Pennpenn : (09 November 2018 - 03:56 AM)

Though there are rumours he's secretly a Pine.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (09 November 2018 - 01:15 AM)

Idea: in a universe wherein plant alt-modes are common, Maccadam transforms into a macadamia tree.


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#261 Shrug

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:26 AM

I think I need to re-read this already.  I'm jonesing for another hit.



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 08:51 AM

I still need to finish Trigger Warnings onward sometime.

Of what I've read, they were very well written, but the bleak tone and the fact that so many characters are just completely awful people kinda took a toll on me.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:04 AM

Well, I started with the story right after it, and I it and the following had very likeable characters.

 

If nothing else, skip to Cultural Appropriation. It's got the most heroic cast I'd say.



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:42 AM

Headcanon: the Predacon Squidhead was very annoyed when he had to trade in his flying vehicle form for an aquatic beast upgrade.


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 01:11 PM

I still need to finish Trigger Warnings onward sometime.
Of what I've read, they were very well written, but the bleak tone and the fact that so many characters are just completely awful people kinda took a toll on me.


I've only skimmed through a few early ones, but this. I've no doubt it's all well-written and compelling, and the worldbuilding from what I gather via wiki synopses is amazing. It's just that it comes across as so... DOUR. Which, of course, comes with the whole setting and circumstances. It's like when I read through Eugenesis in that regard. It was riveting in parts but emotionally draining.


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 01:31 PM

 

I still need to finish Trigger Warnings onward sometime.
Of what I've read, they were very well written, but the bleak tone and the fact that so many characters are just completely awful people kinda took a toll on me.


I've only skimmed through a few early ones, but this. I've no doubt it's all well-written and compelling, and the worldbuilding from what I gather via wiki synopses is amazing. It's just that it comes across as so... DOUR. Which, of course, comes with the whole setting and circumstances. It's like when I read through Eugenesis in that regard. It was riveting in parts but emotionally draining.

 

I'll sympathize with the dourness making it a bit of a challenge to get through, as who really wants to read something that's going to make you feel depressed? But, what made it work for me is how it was all overcome in the end for the better. I feel that suffering and struggle can ultimately make the happy ending feel more earned and satisfying if it all serves to make the characters better and stronger as people when they surpass the gloominess for a brighter and more uplifting end result.


Edited by Sabrblade, 10 January 2018 - 04:03 PM.

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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 10 January 2018 - 01:56 PM

Thing is, I'm not sure I actually want a better future for any of the characters? Basically everyone on both sides, bar a handful of "hapless nobody" types and, I dunno, Hot Rod, is an awful war criminal.

I forget who it was that was advocating the extinction of the species (Fort Max? Trypticon?), but I definitely found myself rooting for that point of view.

#268 Broadside

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:02 PM

The characters do get more likeable as the stories go on. Ser-Ket and the main characters from Burning Bridges get more focus, Wolfang is a noble anti-hero, Scorponok is a good guy who fell in with a bad crowd...


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:15 PM

Also the crew of the Dinosaur. Magmatron, Guiledart, Crazybolt, and Bazooka specifically.



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 02:23 PM

Yeah, the BWN guys were nice. Intersectionality is definitely one of my favourites from what I've read.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 03:23 PM

Honestly, Intersectionality wasn't memorable at all to me. I should probably reread it.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 04:03 PM

Yeah, the BWN guys were nice. Intersectionality is definitely one of my favourites from what I've read.

Things get even better for those guys. 


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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 10 January 2018 - 07:07 PM

BW:U was consistently dour, sure. But that made every triumph all the sweeter. And I don't think it was a lazy kind of dourness, either, but a very real and considered dourness. They didn't set out to write a depressing story, but the reality of the situation and concepts they were dealing with made things that way.

BW:U was a story entrenched in factions, but at the same time it made the individuals within those factions complicated. Not All Megatrons are pure evil, but they all seem to do a lot of bad stuff. I don't know, sure there are quite a few characters we're not supposed to sympathise with at all, but I think the story goes to lengths to ensure we connect with them on some level. And there are just as many characters with nary a black mark to their names.

With the way LL is spinning its wheels I feel confident in the assertion that BW:U is the best TF story ever told - and, if you look past the acid-rain, it is quintessentially a Transformers story at its heart and that's special. You couldn't tell a story like this any other way. Don't skip bits, give it the time and it will reward you.

That's just some of my thoughts on the matter anyway, I feel like BW:U doesn't nearly get the readers it deserves.

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 09:49 PM

As far as "good guys" go, Cheetor and Preditron struck me as pretty heroic all-around.



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Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:39 AM

I still need to finish Trigger Warnings onward sometime.
Of what I've read, they were very well written, but the bleak tone and the fact that so many characters are just completely awful people kinda took a toll on me.

I've only skimmed through a few early ones, but this. I've no doubt it's all well-written and compelling, and the worldbuilding from what I gather via wiki synopses is amazing. It's just that it comes across as so... DOUR. Which, of course, comes with the whole setting and circumstances. It's like when I read through Eugenesis in that regard. It was riveting in parts but emotionally draining.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:58 PM

I think I need to re-read this already.  I'm jonesing for another hit.

 

Taking a page out of Wolfang's playbook, eh? I can respect that. :)


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#277 Sabrblade

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 02:07 PM

 


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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 18 January 2018 - 02:09 PM

One more:

 


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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 18 January 2018 - 03:57 PM

Now that's pretty.

#280 Sabrblade

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 04:07 PM

Not sure how I feel about Quickstrike being made from Scoop, though.


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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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