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@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 January 2018 - 07:37 AM)

Bet a lot of military people won't want to work this monday. ;(

@  Pennpenn : (21 January 2018 - 07:27 AM)

It seems sort of intuitive for a lot of people because it's the first day in the week that you're working.

@  Nevermore : (21 January 2018 - 04:54 AM)

Germany considers Monday the first day of the week.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 January 2018 - 01:34 AM)

The judge obviously had a more material motive than the one he claimed, there need to be some serious investigation of that case.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 05:04 PM)

The reason is even worse. :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 04:34 PM)

That moron is a shame to his profession.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 09:34 AM)

I just think a Judge going on and Jury Tampering, trying to make the Jury think a sex taffiker is innocent is sickening. *won't say why he did that as that goes in P&R*

@  Sabrblade : (20 January 2018 - 09:21 AM)

Heh, the schedules for my work weeks begin with Saturday

@  wonko the sane? : (20 January 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Thing about the US is... you can say that any time you want as much as you want. You're still going to get shot, but it might not be because you said that though.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 January 2018 - 02:20 AM)

You just did.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 02:18 AM)

Can I just say that right now... I hate the USA?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 January 2018 - 01:34 AM)

There are languages where the days are named for numbers and Sunday is "one". Like Arabic.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2018 - 01:31 AM)

Isn't it sort of a religious thing for Sunday to be the start of the week but most people just go with the first day they go to work for the week?

@  unitremover : (20 January 2018 - 01:02 AM)

I feel like I've known plenty of Americans who'd say Monday is the first day of the week.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2018 - 12:57 AM)

Personally Monday will always be the first day of the week for me. The notion that Sunday is somehow the first day of the week seems completely nonsensical to me.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2018 - 12:57 AM)

I'm fairly sure it is in Australia, but that tends to get blurred because of US influence.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 12:19 AM)

(It's Sunday here in the U.S.)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 12:18 AM)

Anyone here live in a country where Monday is considered the first day of the week?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 January 2018 - 08:40 PM)

Maybe?

@  Patchouli Kn... : (19 January 2018 - 08:38 PM)

But do they search barf?

@  BlackMax : (19 January 2018 - 08:38 PM)

Under water, the fish don't stink.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 January 2018 - 07:42 PM)

I read that at first as "Everyone is a fish...."

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 January 2018 - 06:08 PM)

Everyone has a fetish, I guess.

@  BlackMax : (19 January 2018 - 05:56 PM)

I parsed it as "search barf" at first.

@  Nevermore : (19 January 2018 - 05:05 PM)

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@  Robowang : (19 January 2018 - 02:54 PM)

Oh, hey, that's not the search bar! Whoops.

@  Robowang : (19 January 2018 - 12:48 PM)

reflector camera mode

@  MEDdMI : (19 January 2018 - 12:14 PM)

But did you get a Snowbombcyclopsragnarokdoomstorm like the US NE got last week?

@  Nevermore : (19 January 2018 - 11:40 AM)

Netherlands? We got one hell of a storm here in Germany the other day too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 January 2018 - 01:59 AM)

When that happens in Cocoa Beach there's always someone getting out their surfboard.

@  CORVUS : (19 January 2018 - 12:04 AM)

Damn!

@  Telly : (18 January 2018 - 10:29 PM)

holy hug

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

Goddamn look what happened to the Dutch this week.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

https://twitter.com/dwnews/status/954066379610628097

@  Locoman : (18 January 2018 - 03:43 PM)

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand brick and mortar.

@  siccoyote : (18 January 2018 - 04:31 AM)

Who sings the first part of the GIJoe The Movie theme song? (Cobra) Sounds so familiar.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:46 PM)

Also true.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:40 PM)

I hate brick and mortar stores around here.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:38 PM)

But I like the feel of the brick and mortar search a bit more. And I can see inside packages at brick and mortar. True, Amazon has a good return policy, but I like buying once and settling.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:37 PM)

I suppose I could save more if I bought more often from Amazon.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 10:36 PM)

Closest I got to "free" was 30% off warpath, which just about lined him up to the canadian price had he ever shown up around me. The pile of loot saved me a pile, but it was still pricy.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:34 PM)

Yeah, I purposefully waited on them because I knew they'd be perfect "add onto orders to get free shipping" fodder. Already gotten two that way. Technically "free" and I barely had to wait.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 09:21 PM)

That's how I feel about Prime Masters. Getting back into collecting last year taught me to be patient, which grants rewards most of the time.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:18 PM)

I want Starscream so hard after seeing him in person, but since he's the one being left behind by every other collector in my area, I feel like I can wait for a sale.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:09 PM)

I mean: I maybe woulda jumped on starscream if I found a sale or something, but it wasn't a priority.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:08 PM)

I only wanted the dinobots (cause... volcanicus.) but got saddled with three I didn't want due to the bundling. I'd still be waiting to order if I had waited on individual figures.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 08:27 PM)

Ahh.. I just ordered the whole case cause I wanted too. :)

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 06:49 PM)

Mostly PotP dinobots. Plus some stuff I couldn't opt out of to get those dinobots. And CW warpath... cause he was on sale.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 04:54 PM)

What ya getting?

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 04:38 PM)

Yay! My package from BBTS is in canada! I might even get it this week!


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 08:18 PM

Did we ever get confirmation on whether LID's Cybertronian form was a virtual retool of Prime Predaking or not?

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 06:58 AM

Since Psychokhan never transformed in Intersectionality, I'm imagining him as a heavily retooled version of the Ax Animorphs toys with the scorpion mold.

 

Hmm. What other potentially apt redecoes/retools from are there to be had in Beast Wars: Uprising? I recall Titan Return Mindwipe into Onyx Primal à la Legends Convobat being mentioned in a previous thread. Maybe Terragator could be a heavy retool of TR Skullcruncher. And Cybertron Snarl (under the name Fangwolf) from TR Weirdwolf seems like an appropriate reversal of BotCon 2007 Weirdwolf.


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 06:59 AM

Did we ever get confirmation on whether LID's Cybertronian form was a virtual retool of Prime Predaking or not?

 

I thiiink Jim's said that the Destructon's forms were just their original designs, now with altmodes.


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 08:04 AM

I recently got the issue of the Club Magazine with Blackarachnia's bio. I've only read about half of the Uprising stories so far and I'm curious about how her story fits into the whole. Where does her rebellion (killing Optimus Primal, etc.) fit in with Lio Convoy's uprising?

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 08:09 AM

It doesn't. That earlier stage of the dissident movement took place long before the prose stories. Blackarachnia then traveled off-dimension and eventually returned home to meet Lio Convoy in Jim and David's first story, "Broken Windshields".


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 08:26 AM

Okay, thanks. When BA returns and meets with Lio Convoy, does she still have her Transtech body?



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Posted 26 January 2017 - 08:43 AM

I think yes? Her stolen TransTech body had a mechanical spider alt-mode. The description in "Broken Windshields" matches in colors but has her alt-mode as a six-legged wheeled car.

 

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I guess there might be wheels on that spider configuration not visible from this angle?


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Posted 26 January 2017 - 11:38 AM

Basically, Blackarachnia's and Depth Charge's bios take place before all other Uprising media, save for "A Change to the Agenda", "A Brush with Infamy–Prologue", and "Identity Politics". Aside from those three, pretty much every piece of Uprising fiction matches chronological order with publication order.


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Posted 27 January 2017 - 02:45 AM

"The Predacon Manifesto" as well.

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 07:17 PM

New story idea: Alternative Facts.

 

Berko from the Cosmic Carnival issue is revived from the Eutychus project and placed under the command of General Robert Hallo, along with Nimue of Camelot and Prince Cab of Karin, to patrol the Allowed Zone of Cybertron. While on board, he questions much of the propaganda put out about the Cybertronians, having never really trusted his race. One day, while patrolling out on his own shuttle craft, he comes across a dying Cybertronian-his old friend, Sky Lynx. Rusted and barely able to speak, Sky Lynx tells him what really happened: humanities sheer arrogance, killing countless innocents not affiliated in the war, and making no distinction between them and hostiles, and then shows him footage of the Targetmaster Extirpation. He then reveals that it was a forced part of the Pax Cybertronia, and one of those who made sure it was implemented-Hallo. Sky Lynx tells him that he managed to save a group of Targetmasters, but the humans overseeing the project blasted him and left him for dead. Berko comforts his old friend, as slowly, and surely, his spark fades.

 

When returning to the ship, Hallo questions him on what he saw out there. Berko says nothing, and returns to his quarters.

 

The next morning (or equivlent there of), Hallo is dead, shot through the head. The first human murdered in decades.

 

Berko is now a Class-A criminal in the Terran Confederacy. This means nothing to him.

 

He stopped considering Earth home long ago.


 

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 07:24 PM

Yes!

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 09:51 PM

New story idea: Alternative Facts.
 
Berko from the Cosmic Carnival issue is revived from the Eutychus project and placed under the command of General Robert Hallo, along with Nimue of Camelot and Prince Cab of Karin, to patrol the Allowed Zone of Cybertron. While on board, he questions much of the propaganda put out about the Cybertronians, having never really trusted his race. One day, while patrolling out on his own shuttle craft, he comes across a dying Cybertronian-his old friend, Sky Lynx. Rusted and barely able to speak, Sky Lynx tells him what really happened: humanities sheer arrogance, killing countless innocents not affiliated in the war, and making no distinction between them and hostiles, and then shows him footage of the Targetmaster Extirpation. He then reveals that it was a forced part of the Pax Cybertronia, and one of those who made sure it was implemented-Hallo. Sky Lynx tells him that he managed to save a group of Targetmasters, but the humans overseeing the project blasted him and left him for dead. Berko comforts his old friend, as slowly, and surely, his spark fades.
 
When returning to the ship, Hallo questions him on what he saw out there. Berko says nothing, and returns to his quarters.
 
The next morning (or equivlent there of), Hallo is dead, shot through the head. The first human murdered in decades.
 
Berko is now a Class-A criminal in the Terran Confederacy. This means nothing to him.
 
He stopped considering Earth home long ago.


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:29 PM

Idea for a BWU Comic: Punctuated Equilibrium: focusing on Stockade post-Vehicon Apocalypse.

 

First few pages would be from her hud. Fuzzy images of CatSCAN experimenting on her. Vehicons running through. One drone recovering, only for the faulty reformatting causing her to refuse to assimilate some neutrals and annihilating any Vehicons she encounters.

 

Interlude-images of various factions working together, converging, all towards Grand Mal....

 

Back at Stockade's jury rigged shack, she turns on the light. A Aero drone, with their weapons and flight systems disabled, sits on a table. Her IFF signal is faint, but still there and identifies her-she's Stockade's conjunx, Rav, who, as she explains in a voice over, was separated from her when they joined the Uprising and assumed dead. Stockade has devised a test to see if she can shake her from the Vehicon programming. She sets down a retro-rat and an insectron, and says in a broken but intelligible drone: "Which retro-rat?" Rav/Aero-Drone simply states "Seek. Locate. Destroy." over and over. Eventually, Stockade leaves the shack, and breaks some equipment outside. Small tears leak from her optic strip.

 

Interlude two. Galva Convoy dies, and the Vehicons begin to disorganize. Rampage blows up the Grand Mal, ending LID's threat.

 

A day later, Stockade notes how the constant buzzing of orders she's suppressed are now gone. She goes in, and administers the test again. "Which is the retro-rat?" Expecting her to fail, yet again, she watches. Rav/Aero Drone slowly raises an arm, and points at the retro-rat, as Stockade's optic strip opens wide.

 

Interlude three. Magna Stampede sits in his recharge bed, looking at a hologram of the younger Maximal he had been assigned to as a partner, and with who he grew closer to, eventually becoming something of a father like figure to her. "I'm sorry, Stockade." Suddenly, the door opens, and Magna is told he has a new assignment....

 

Stockade has managed to reteach Rav to distinguish one object from another, and now has moved on to trying to speak. She notes how much harder it's been, when suddenly she hears explosions outside. Going to look, she sees a squad of Maximals and Predacons eliminating left over Vehicons. Realizing that there's not much time, she goes and reactivates Rav's flight systems. She tells her to run, although she hopes she will stay behind, like she would in the old days. Rav stares at her for a bit, then flies away. Stockade watches with sadness.

 

She wonders if she should intervene, stopping the forces from eliminating the remaining Vehicons. After all, if she could get through to Rav, maybe they all could be saved. She then spots a familiar figure standing above a sparking Cycle Drone.....

 

The moment Magna was told about this mission, he agreed. He didn't care about anything else anymore. He wanted them all dead. No one, not even Builders, deserved this. As he is about to decapitated one of the things, he hears a voice he didn't think he would ever hear again....

 

"Magna!"

 

His sword clatters to the ground. Approaching the tank drone with the familiar voice and odd color scheme, he begins to cry, and embraces her. "I knew you were still alive."

 

The view shifts to a crosshairs, as one soldier assumes that Magna Stampede is being assimilated by a tank drone. The rounds hits them both, and the holes in both their torsos leak innermost energon. "I'm.....sorry....I failed you twice....kid..." Magna Stampede states, as his metal starts to turn grey

 

Stockades replies "It's not...your fault....old timer." as her optics dim, and she, too, goes offline.

 

Epilogue: Stampy goes up to his commanding officer, Geckobot. "Ma'am,  I've studied over these Vehicons, and seems like they still have some....odd looking sparks. I'm....not sure I'm entirely comfortable with this."

 

"Don't worry about it, Stampy. They're like the squids Sharkticons; sparked, but non-sentient. They're not people anymore."

 

A lone Aero Drone hovers over Stockade and Magna Stampede, as other Vehicons flee. A single strained word cracks out of her vocal processor.

 

"Stockade......"


 

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 09:02 AM

Huh. I perceived Stockade and Rav to just be friends, not conjunxes.


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Posted 03 February 2017 - 01:35 PM

A lot can happen in 25 years!


 

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 06:10 PM

Hmmm. How about something like the "Alt-Decepticons"?


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 01:07 AM

Hey Jim, question: if you could pick a song for each story as a soundtrack, what would you choose?



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 07:13 PM

I don't know about Jim, but personally, whenever I read BWU, I hear a theme, not a song.

 

Something of a cross between Steve Jablonsky's work on the TF movies and the Terminator theme, but with the subtleties of the 2016 Westworld track.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 09:36 PM

I in places here Robert Buckley's score for some of the battle scenes from the BW cartoon.


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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.

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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 09 February 2017 - 10:26 PM

Man, for a while I've been debating whether or not I should go full James Roberts and do a soundtrack for each story... eh, screw it, here you go. Some were chosen for the lyrics, some for the ambience, some just because I thought they fit. Make your own conclusions.
 
Broken Windshields

Manic Street Preachers - All We Make Is Entertainment
Bruce Springsteen - Living in the Future
Leonard Cohen - Anthem
Muse - Uprising

Head Games

The National - Afraid of Everyone
Gazelle Twin - I am Shell, I am Bone
 
Burning Bridges

Bastille - Things We Lost in the Fire
Moby - Are You Lost in the World Like Me?
 
Micro-Aggressions

Public Image Ltd. - Disappointed
Nine Inch Nails - Hurt
Bruce Springsteen - Streets of Philadelphia
Bad Religion - Infected

Probably will do a part 2 at some point for the next half of the series.
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