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@  Waspinator : (21 August 2017 - 11:02 PM)

Thankfully, Dracula's castle didn't escape the eclipse this time.

@  Nevermore : (21 August 2017 - 09:41 PM)

In retaliation, President Trump threatens to nuke the moon.

@  Nevermore : (21 August 2017 - 09:40 PM)

This just in: ISIS claims responsibility for the eclipse.

@  Diecast : (21 August 2017 - 06:09 PM)

Which left like a hundred disappointed middle schoolers.

@  Diecast : (21 August 2017 - 06:09 PM)

Where I'm located got 95% eclipse. Which lacked a worthwhile climax. I really should have driven into it, but I planned on going to my science teacher wife's school thing that got cancelled last minute.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 August 2017 - 03:44 PM)

I was considering trying to get the day off for it and driving down south to the US far enough that I could see the total eclipse, but after looking into it it seems like there's another total eclipse coming up in 2024 where the totality will be visible just 45 minutes south-west of me, so I figure I'll wait it out

@  Bass X0 : (21 August 2017 - 03:30 PM)

don't worry, social media didn't.

@  MEDdMI : (21 August 2017 - 02:59 PM)

shoot... I forgot all about the eclipse.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 August 2017 - 02:36 PM)

lewd

@  Bass X0 : (21 August 2017 - 01:30 PM)

i wanted a peek at the sun's peak too.

@  Noideaforaname : (21 August 2017 - 01:02 PM)

Just caught a peak of the 'bitten' sun. COOL!!

@  Noideaforaname : (21 August 2017 - 12:46 PM)

I got my cereal box eclipse viewer ready. Hopefully these clouds part...

@  Dracula : (21 August 2017 - 09:44 AM)

well I'm supposed to be permanently sealed in a dimensional rift today so I've gotta stay on guard

@  Diecast : (21 August 2017 - 09:38 AM)

Any of you nerds going outside today?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 August 2017 - 07:52 AM)

"Would have been?" Isn't he still on the Batgirl thing?

@  unluckiness : (21 August 2017 - 07:46 AM)

It probably wouldn't be worse but it sure would have been really samey to everything else he's done.

@  Paladin : (21 August 2017 - 06:42 AM)

i am still not convinced he could do a worse job with Batgirl than Bruce Timm already did.

@  Pennpenn : (21 August 2017 - 03:42 AM)

The thing to remember about Madman is that they are often more enthusiastic than they are reliable.

@  2017 : (21 August 2017 - 12:01 AM)

Yeah, I'm pretty surprised.

@  Maruten : (20 August 2017 - 10:13 PM)

This stuff I think. http://www.vulture.c...-hypocrite.html

@  Confuzor : (20 August 2017 - 10:05 PM)

The what now?

@  2017 : (20 August 2017 - 09:39 PM)

This news about Joss Whedon sure was a thing to wake up to.

@  Sabrblade : (20 August 2017 - 06:59 PM)

To back up to the original question about Scramble City's existence in regards to the English-language cartoon continuity, the pack-in comic that came with the Australian DVD boxed set released by Madman did feature a timeline of events that included a point in history titles "Scramble City", so that comic may at least want us to "pretend" that Scramble City happened in the cartoon continuity. But then again, that same comic also used the Marvel Comics' asteroid crisis as the true reason for the Ark's launch, and included the Beast Wars as being unambiguously part of this timeline, so make of that comic's timeline what you will.

@  NightViper : (20 August 2017 - 09:16 AM)

And unlike Takara's JG1 that has been steadily evolving and passing itself down from writer to writer in more-or-less smooth transition, anyone going back now to Hasbro's G1 does feel a bit more like changing history rather than reviving or continuing it.

@  NightViper : (20 August 2017 - 09:11 AM)

Editors at Fun Pub didn't feel it was right to try to "fix" or otherwise change or alter other writers' works. Which is why everything Fun Pub-written became its own stream (Animated was written by the same creative team as the show, so it's one of the very few stories still set in its original continuity). So rather than write words into the original creative team's mouths, Wings only sought to offer one possible solution to the Constructicons weirdness.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 August 2017 - 08:24 PM)

Too bad there weren't that many Wings stories. On the other hand, JG1 is still continuing with stories!

@  Spacewarp : (19 August 2017 - 06:10 PM)

Wings is obviously not cartoon continuity, but is heavily indebted to it.

@  Spacewarp : (19 August 2017 - 06:09 PM)

Basically what my original point was that continuities based on the original cartoon but not actually a part of it have used what Pennpenn originally said.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 August 2017 - 05:42 PM)

I get what you mean, but the wording is awful. It's not possible for Wings to "alter" or "destroy" something it was never part of, nor really interacted with.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 August 2017 - 05:40 PM)

It didn't "alter the existing continuity". It's an entirely new one that left the cartoon's continuity exactly as it ever was.

@  Bass X0 : (19 August 2017 - 05:24 PM)

didn't it take the original cartoon continuity but change parts of it to make a new continuity? i said i'd have preferred it stayed within the original cartoon continuity instead of altering the existing continuity. thats what i would have done. stories would have been written around the existing stories.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 August 2017 - 04:24 PM)

Wings can't "destroy it even further" when it was never the cartoon continuity in the first place.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 August 2017 - 03:57 PM)

The problem is that it isn't really fixable without redoing it from the ground up. Or going into insane retcons and rewrites, which A) is about the same thing, and B) is kinda Takara's thing.

@  Bass X0 : (19 August 2017 - 03:22 PM)

I find its better to fix a broken continuity than to destroy it even further.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 August 2017 - 03:06 PM)

The cartoon couldn't even stay consistent with the cartoon, so why worry when something else can't, either?

@  Bass X0 : (19 August 2017 - 02:53 PM)

I never connected with the whole "Wings is similar to the cartoon continuity but several things are different" thing they had going on. they should really have done it so that it stayed in continuity with the cartoon but focused on the off-screen events prior, during and after the cartoon stories.

@  unluckiness : (19 August 2017 - 10:42 AM)

Not like it's ever relevant anyway.

@  Pennpenn : (19 August 2017 - 10:00 AM)

I mean, it doesn't make sense otherwise, regardless of how official particular fiction is.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (19 August 2017 - 09:57 AM)

Wings is officially not really cartoon continuity, though.

@  Spacewarp : (19 August 2017 - 09:55 AM)

@Pennpenn: There is some fiction that does actually use the whole "they were rebuilt on Earth" explanation. The Fun Pub Wings stuff comes to mind.

@  Pennpenn : (19 August 2017 - 08:36 AM)

Oh absolutely

@  unluckiness : (19 August 2017 - 05:00 AM)

point is, the cartoon's continuity was hugged to begin with.

@  Pennpenn : (19 August 2017 - 03:53 AM)

My brain usually parses that as "Constructicons built him on contract or something so weren't evil then, and Megatron meant rebuilt in Heavy Metal War". Yeah it's a stretch, but whatever

@  unluckiness : (19 August 2017 - 03:16 AM)

Just like the evil constructicons built Megatron then turned good and then were robosmashed back to evil and then somehow built on Earth.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 August 2017 - 06:28 PM)

Though to be fair, Japanese continuity itself did not reconcile how Dinosaurer was destroyed in the 1980s and rebuilt in 2010 until the Unite Warriors manga of 2017.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 August 2017 - 05:45 PM)

Also, Scramble City has Trypticon in existence while the English version had Trypticon built in 2005 in season 3.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (18 August 2017 - 04:15 PM)

English and Japanese dubs of the cartoon are officially different continuities from each other, so...

@  Bass X0 : (18 August 2017 - 04:07 PM)

Is Scramble City canon or in continuity with the U.S. 80s Transformers cartoon despite not being dubbed?

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 August 2017 - 03:10 PM)

Make it a link instead of just pasting the URL.

@  Evac : (18 August 2017 - 02:56 PM)

If I could post youtube links without them becoming videos in the box, I'd link to the "parrot singing 'Let The Bodies Hit The Floor'" video.


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"Var mode"? Explain yourselves.


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#41 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 07:58 AM

I tried to watch Combiner Wars. My browser crashed halfway through the second episode. I took that as a sign and stopped right there.

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 08:17 AM

I watched up until they recruited Megatron.  Didn't watch the rest.

 

I heard in the series Megatron has two var modes.




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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:55 AM

I have twenty years worth of fandom in-jokes accumulated in my brain and regurgitate them regularly, yet somehow "var mode" annoys me.  Maybe I'll like it by 2037.


Edited by Mouse_Pad, 08 February 2017 - 11:55 AM.


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 12:03 PM

I have twenty years worth of fandom in-jokes accumulated in my brain and regurgitate them regularly, yet somehow "var mode" annoys me.  Maybe I'll like it by 2037.

And on that year, ever so softly by the warm light of a winter fire, I will punch you.


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 12:07 PM

Leader-1 was here before all'a yas! And he'll be here after these memes are forgotten.

Till are are one.

Leader-1.

"Disabled people donít have special needs. We have very reasonable human needs. Our needs include freedom from abuse, violence, and mistreatment, the right to autonomy and self-direction, the right to represent ourselves, equal opportunity for education and employment, the right to accommodation, and societal inclusion and acceptance.

The need for accommodation isnít a ďspecial needĒ. Itís a basic human right. Itís a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people."


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#46 D Buster Prime

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 01:01 PM

WTCHOP?!

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 01:38 PM

 

I have twenty years worth of fandom in-jokes accumulated in my brain and regurgitate them regularly, yet somehow "var mode" annoys me.  Maybe I'll like it by 2037.

And on that year, ever so softly by the warm light of a winter fire, I will punch you.

 

Here in my var

I feel safest of all

I can lock all my doors

It's the only way to live in vars


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Nonsense; mischief; often, a treacherous or deceitful trick.


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 10:18 PM

Hey! (hey!)

You! (you!)

Get into my var!


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 10:30 PM

Var mode

jAm

Why my shoulders hurt

Rigid Grill Structure

WTCHOP

Hand Lasers

Leader 1

Bonecrusher hates your list tec because one again you half assed it


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#50 The Satan

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 10:38 PM

I guess I had to have been there for it

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 10:39 PM

Gotta admit, Leader-1 is one I'd entirely forgotten. Energon kinda obliterated my memory of Armada dub errors.

 

(And everything else.)


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?

 

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#52 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:32 AM

Energon just has nothing worth remembering.

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:48 AM

Except the toys they where good.and I did enjoy the comics more then the show


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:50 AM

...I think I just enjoyed the toys.  Decepticons mostly, anyway.  And making a Hot Shot turtle out of two Hot Shots.  Turt Shot.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:53 AM

I watched up until they recruited Megatron.  Didn't watch the rest.

 

I heard in the series Megatron has two var modes.

 

He turns into two different vars? And still turns into a tanv? That's seems like a waste, that's all ground-based modes. He should have a flying mode like a helivopter or spaveship.


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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:56 AM

 

I watched up until they recruited Megatron.  Didn't watch the rest.

 

I heard in the series Megatron has two var modes.

 

He turns into two different vars? And still turns into a tanv? That's seems like a waste, that's all ground-based modes. He should have a flying mode like a helivopter or spaveship.

 

 

 

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:06 PM

I thought it was from some boring mecha anime I'll never be interested enough to watch, like GERWALK... Now I kind of wish it was.



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:15 PM

He turns into two different vars? And still turns into a tanv? That's seems like a waste, that's all ground-based modes. He should have a flying mode like a helivopter or spaveship.

Those are all kinds of vars. It can mean any kind of cehicle. 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?

 

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#59 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 01:16 PM

Even anivals can be vars.

(Although they aren't always vars. Bisk only has one var mode.)

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Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
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Posted 09 February 2017 - 01:56 PM

.... in before Mayhem?


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