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@  Paladin : (25 March 2017 - 06:50 AM)

i think you can sync profiles from both to this site.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (25 March 2017 - 05:04 AM)

So I'm looking around at my settings at the moment, and I'm noticing "Manage Facebook" and "Manage Twitter," but I have to log in with those to see anything. What do those offer?

@  Robowang : (24 March 2017 - 04:38 PM)

Thanks.

@  Jalaguy : (24 March 2017 - 03:38 PM)

A gun was definitely jumped, we'll make sure it doesn't happen again. Big apology to everyone who wanted to stay spoiler-free.

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 March 2017 - 03:08 PM)

Oh hey the news post in question turned up on my Tumblr dash, too. Thanks for that. Thanks a lot.

@  Robowang : (24 March 2017 - 10:29 AM)

I was actually looking forward to playing along with the surprise aspect this time, yes. I'm not heartbroken or anything, but it would have been fun. It's more the lack of consideration by some newb mod.

@  EShadowP : (24 March 2017 - 10:25 AM)

The only silver lining to this being the final TFSS is the fact that I no longer have to explain to people why some of us actually ENJOY THE @#$%ing SURPRISE ASPECT OF THE SUBSCRIPTION.

@  Robowang : (24 March 2017 - 07:24 AM)

Wow, not that big a deal, but the big front page article revealing the TFSS figures is pretty douchey considering a lot of people were discussing the surprise element and there was already a spoiler thread set up. Nice move.

@  Robowang : (23 March 2017 - 08:45 AM)

Yikes. Sounds more like GTA.

@  Dracula : (23 March 2017 - 08:42 AM)

Someone drove a car through a crowd of people and then into the front gates of parliament, I think, and stabbed a police officer before being killed by other officers

@  Robowang : (23 March 2017 - 08:10 AM)

I coincidentally watched London Has Fallen yesterday afternoon, heard an offhand remark about a terrorist attack in London on the radio yesterday afternoon, and somehow put the two together in my sleepy haze. I need to read what actually happened.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 March 2017 - 11:21 PM)

That's relieving to hear.

@  Jalaguy : (22 March 2017 - 05:33 PM)

All good here, I don't work that far into the city.

@  Bass X0 : (22 March 2017 - 05:00 PM)

I'm way up north, so yeah.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 March 2017 - 02:34 PM)

I just saw the news. Are all of you Britons on this board alright?

@  Telly : (22 March 2017 - 01:20 PM)

spoilers dude!

@  Paladin : (22 March 2017 - 12:26 PM)

I'm pretty sure Kong doesn't fight Fox Studios...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 March 2017 - 12:25 PM)

I didn't know he was meeting the Fantastic Four's enemies.

@  Bass X0 : (22 March 2017 - 12:18 PM)

I might watch Kong: Skrull Island this weekend.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 March 2017 - 10:48 AM)

(At least I'm assuming it was "instead." I guess I don't know for sure that Eddie Murphy's character wouldn't have been Kirk's love interest.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 March 2017 - 10:47 AM)

I dunno about that. Star Trek IV was pretty great but I'm haunted by the knowledge that at one point instead of a love interest it was going to have Eddie Murphy.

@  Paladin : (22 March 2017 - 07:28 AM)

you know a remake/movie's in trouble when adding Eddie Murphy to it might make things BETTER...

@  unluckiness : (22 March 2017 - 06:45 AM)

Is Eddie Murphy still Mushu?

@  Waspinator : (21 March 2017 - 11:56 PM)

The captain Mulan falls in love with is also getting replaced by a new character

@  MEDdMI : (21 March 2017 - 08:32 PM)

As long as we get the men throwing their manliness around, then crossdressing, I'll be happy.

@  MEDdMI : (21 March 2017 - 08:30 PM)

what....? b-but that song's so awesome! *lookd up info* oh, it's just "for now", but could change since it's not planned for release until 2018.

@  Waspinator : (21 March 2017 - 08:22 PM)

Oh wow, you're not kidding: they're actually planning to remake Mulan without the songs. Idiots.

@  MEDdMI : (21 March 2017 - 08:16 PM)

I'LL... MAKE A MAN... OUT OF YOU!!!

@  BlackMax : (21 March 2017 - 06:50 PM)

Much love to NightViper for that.

@  Paladin : (21 March 2017 - 06:49 PM)

can't; they cut that from the new movie.

@  Evac : (21 March 2017 - 06:48 PM)

LET'S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS! TO DEFEAT *smashes some pots* THE HUNS!

@  NightViper : (21 March 2017 - 01:54 PM)

If they had a sword they would not get bored. They would not get bored, that horrible Horde. They would find a lord - a lord and his ward - and use their sword to slice the lord. Yes slice the lord just like a gourd! Then the ward they turn themselves toward that horrible Horde. That horrible terrible deplorable Mongol Horde. And they would not be bored if they had a sword.

@  Telly : (21 March 2017 - 01:23 PM)

3

@  Paladin : (21 March 2017 - 01:07 PM)

how many boars would the Mongols hoard if the Mongol Horde got bored?

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 March 2017 - 11:28 AM)

Well, you won't find it if you don't look! (Neither TMM nor The Allspark are in any way responsible for what you find.)

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 March 2017 - 02:47 AM)

I haven't seen grilled cheese and Super Ted cross over yet on the internet. Nor do I intend to search!

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 March 2017 - 01:56 AM)

This is the internet. Everything crosses over with everything if you look long enough. And if you're lucky, some of it isn't even porn!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 March 2017 - 01:40 AM)

I read that as San Adross and was wondering when there was a GTA and Star Fox Crossover... x.x;

@  Verity Carlo : (20 March 2017 - 09:02 PM)

gta san andreas bass boosted

@  Telly : (20 March 2017 - 06:56 PM)

starting monstrosity now... the arts making my eyes hurt and im hungry. ill start it later

@  Telly : (20 March 2017 - 06:55 PM)

trying to decide if autocracy was an attempt at an original story or just an excuse to quote the '86 movie for the gajillionth time. time to move on fom it (even if you did have a hand in writing it)!

@  Telly : (20 March 2017 - 04:38 PM)

certainly not! reminds me too much of those tests they made me take when i was a kid. the trauma. the trauma...

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 March 2017 - 04:07 PM)

What, you don't like inkblots?

@  Telly : (20 March 2017 - 03:46 PM)

plus the -acies have my all time favorite artist on it (thats to be read with the most sarcastic tone possible btw)

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 March 2017 - 03:40 PM)

You're not missing anything. Either in the "quality of the stories themselves" way OR in the "adds to the greater universe" way.

@  Dracula : (20 March 2017 - 03:30 PM)

I still haven't read the -acies despite owning most of them in print...

@  Dracula : (20 March 2017 - 03:29 PM)

I like Origins, I feel like the later stories add to it and make it better than what it was when written.

@  Telly : (20 March 2017 - 02:57 PM)

@jalaguy-well if i get bored with the stories i can always skip them lol

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 March 2017 - 02:53 PM)

Origins felt like it was Megatron telling his own story and leaving out the parts he didn't like.

@  Jalaguy : (20 March 2017 - 02:49 PM)

Origins-and-acies-first reading orders are A Bad Idea.


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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.


Oh my god! XD I love it!

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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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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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