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@  Otaku : (12 November 2019 - 08:25 PM)

@Liege My issue with Transformers (2007) were elements I thought were unnecessary.  I know it was supposed to just be a joke, but I didn't ever need to hear about "Sam's Happy Time". >.> Which, being in awe of the first "live action" TF-film, didn't even register until I'd already purchased and watched it on DVD a few times (after seeing it in theaters 3 times).

@  Liege : (12 November 2019 - 08:22 PM)

For all the Bayisms in the 07 movie, it was tempered by Spielberg as producer. Designs aside it was an enjoyable popcorn blockbuster about a boy and his first car who happens to be an alien from another planet. They sequels are just Bay going unchecked after he proved how much bank he could bring in.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 November 2019 - 07:12 PM)

I didn't find the designs in the '07 movie to be that bad, personally. What got really offputting was how Cybertronians in general become such huge a-holes in the later films; the designs were very much secondary to their horrible personalities

@  Sabrblade : (12 November 2019 - 06:59 PM)

And yet, Transformers still broke the bank at the box office, opened up the brand to a whole new generation of fans, shot the brand up to mainstream appeal, and enabled all kinds of new collector-oriented lines and other avenues to come about. Not saying Sonic's movie will do the same for his series, but the 2007 TF movie certainly did more good than harm.

@  Bass X0 : (12 November 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Paramount changed Sonic due to fan backlash but refused to redo Transformers 2007 with new cgi appearances based on their classic forms everyone’s knows and loves, and can relate to. Trailer 1 Sonic is as appealing a design as 2007 Bumblebee...

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

I don't. They're a pain in the ass to repair.

@  Benbot : (12 November 2019 - 12:48 PM)

I wish car companies would bring back flip up headlights

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 November 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Wear a hazmat suit. It's Walmart, they're used to weird.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 November 2019 - 07:54 AM)

2 inches of snow on the side of the house, 2 feet of snow on the deck. I hate this winter already.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 November 2019 - 11:33 PM)

But that requires actually going IN walmart. ;P

@  Liege : (11 November 2019 - 11:22 PM)

Pro tip for anyone hunting the for the Walmart 35th exclusives: try the seasonal aisles rather than the toy section. I found the display with all the exclusives and a bunch of the reflector wave practically untouched amongst those novelty arcade machines and a bunch of frozen merch.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Although that does spark an idea for me. In a new continuity, Censere the Necrobot could be the herald Cityspeaker for Quintessa the Necrotitan just to play on their monikers utilizing Greek for dead, nekrós.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (11 November 2019 - 09:26 PM)

I hate to burst your bubble, Maximus Ambus, but 90% of things said in IDW turned out to be amnesiac half-rememberings courtesy of Adaptus or outright lies courtesy of Shockwave.

@  Jenny : (11 November 2019 - 08:54 AM)

The toy's designed to look like Wipe-Out, anyway.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 08:14 AM)

Didn't they try to retcon that into a figure of speech because that connection went against everybody else's long-term plans?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 November 2019 - 03:53 AM)

There's still some connection given Trypticon was created by Mortilus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 November 2019 - 12:12 AM)

Yeah that toy doesn't exactly look like Necrobot.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 08:24 PM)

But.... it's just "Necro" not "Necrobot".

@  TheMightyMol... : (10 November 2019 - 05:10 PM)

But why does the God of Death need a giant space kaiju? Wait, never mind, answered my own question.

@  Maximus Ambus : (10 November 2019 - 02:15 PM)

Yowza I just realised Titans Trypticon comes with Necro AKA Censere AKA Mortilus.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

I... think the best equivalent would actually be the British "There is room for improvement".

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:15 PM)

There's always a sense of irony to it, but what the ratio between irony (you really failed) and straightworwardness (at least you achieved something) is depends on the situation and the speaker.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:12 PM)

The meaning can be both literal (you succeed on one level but fail on another), or it can be utterly ironic (you fail in every regard but the most technical; or even worse, "you really gave your best"), and anything in between.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 01:10 PM)

For example: A singer can hit the notes really well, but clearly isn't a native speaker and what little of the lyrics you can make out sounds nothing like what it's supposed to be.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:06 PM)

The premise seems to be the mixing of technical and aesthetic technical qualities towards the overall success.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 01:05 PM)

But both "hollow victory" and pyrrhic victory" are referring to having lost as much as you've gained. IE; a battle was won but both armies were destroyed. The town being seiged is victorious, but all the soldiers are still dead. Nevermore's concept is more "You did it, but it's so ugly we don't know if you actually succeeded".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Alternately, one could probably also call it a "hollow victory".

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:35 AM)

Example: In the Powerpuff Girls episode "Uh Oh Dynamo", the monster-of-the-day was a really tough, giant-size one that required the use of a really destructive mech to defeat it. While the monster was ultimately beaten, the city of Townsville was utterly trashed by the mech's weapons in the process. So, while the city was saved from the monster, it was harmed even worse by the mech that saved it, making the victory bittersweet.

@  Sabrblade : (10 November 2019 - 11:32 AM)

@Nevermore, sounds to me like what one might call a "bittersweet victory". The goal was met, but at great cost or by disastrous result that call into question if the achieved goal could even be called a success.

@  Arvegtor : (10 November 2019 - 09:40 AM)

Seems to be close enough to "Pyrrhic victory"

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

What do you get from putting the German term through a translator?

@  wonko the sane? : (10 November 2019 - 08:57 AM)

That is a ridiculously interesting concept. But I don't think english has a singular term for what you're describing.

@  Nevermore : (10 November 2019 - 08:28 AM)

Is there an English equivalent for what we Germans call "deductions in the B rating"? Context: Someone did something and suceeded on a technical level (as in, achieved the intended goal), but failed to some degree in the details, i.e. there was some collateral damage, or while a technical success, the end result is an aestetic failure. It can be used highly ironically, as in "barely achieved the intended goal, but failed so much in every aspect that's not purely technical that it might as well be considered an utter failure altogether." The German term is derived from the old judging syste in figure skating, which gave separate ratings for "technical merit" and "presentation", with the latter being the origin of the German term.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (10 November 2019 - 02:32 AM)

Huh. I did not know before today that "medieval" had an alternate spelling "mediaeval". Like "paleontology" and "palaeontology".

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 November 2019 - 04:15 PM)

'Beast Wars in underrated' the comment went. I exploded.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:19 PM)

Absolutely.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 November 2019 - 02:14 PM)

So... you can look like a cop from the 70's AND a huge nerd at the same time?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 November 2019 - 02:09 PM)

I feel like the best way to carry the Switch would be an under-arm torso holster.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 12:31 PM)

It's not. hell. If the 3DS zelda case just stretched a LITTLE more it would fit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 November 2019 - 03:38 AM)

I feel like the Switch Lite is a bit big to have hanging on your belt like that, but I don't take my Switch out with me often anyway.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 November 2019 - 01:13 AM)

I must be the only one who wants a switch lite case with a belt loop. o.O

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 November 2019 - 03:03 PM)

I'm gonna have "Chainsaw Buffet" and "Candy For the Cannibal" by Lordi playing in my head all night.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 November 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Trick or treaters can only consent to cannibalism in Germania.

@  Sabrblade : (07 November 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Hey, if the trick or treaters can't take some loving insults, that's their problem.

@  Arazyr : (07 November 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Just make sure to put the leftovers in the fridge, so they don't get spoiled.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I love children... but I can never eat a whole one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 November 2019 - 09:52 AM)

I can neither confirm nor deny this allegation.

@  Paladin : (07 November 2019 - 09:46 AM)

...you don't roast the trick or treaters, do you....

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:38 AM)

A cold beer, a warm fire, some smores and trick or treaters... Man, you got this life thing down.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 November 2019 - 09:37 AM)

That actually sounds pretty awesome.


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:44 AM

Okay, the walking harvester is crazy and wonderful and something I did not realize existed in this world. Nice find, and insanely appropriate.

I really dig how Galvatron's lanterns and crown change meaning or how they read or something between modes. They look equally at home in both modes and yet take on a different sense somehow I'm not sure how to articulate.
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:05 AM

Damn, all of these drawings and concepts are absolutely terrific. I love your work!

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 10:42 PM

Thanks, guys!

 

Last part of this series:

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Optimus Prime is the supreme leader of the Autobots, a position he achieved not because he won the hearts of the people but because he happens to hold a pagan trinket – the so-called Matrix of Leadership – which he claimed from the previous leader upon their unexpected death. Upon assuming command, Optimus has turned his back on mother Cybertron to adopt Earth as a new homeworld, somehow believing the lives of those small alien organics are worth more than his own kind. Whether the rest of the Autobots agree with him or not is meaningless; Optimus alone holds complete control over everything thanks to his mythical ‘Cog of Command.’ Ironic for one that claims to fight for freedom.

While nearly all Transformers have taken up alternate modes based upon human constructs, Decepticons adopt forms that reflect their personality and function while the Autobots universally hide their true selves behind common civilian automobiles. Optimus Prime himself has tailored his disguise to appeal to the average working man, to fool humanity into thinking he is anything less than an invading warlord.


Truly, we are being deceived.
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Have you ever noticed how, in the live action movies, Optimus' very first action is to find a disguise while Megaton's is to correct people about his actual name? Optimus is still the good guy, but he's also the deceptive one...

I've been puzzling my puzzler sore over what *my* Optimus would even look like. In retrospect, COWBOY VS POLITICIAN seems far too obvious.

 

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A legendary artifact from the beginning of the Transformers’ history (and likely even from before that), the Matrix of Leadership, as the name implies, marks an individual as the Leader of the Autobots, and is traditionally worn inside the chest next to the Spark. More than just a symbol, the Matrix strives to create the idealized leader, altering the very fabric of the body and mind of its hosts into what it perceives to be perfection. Initially it tried to simply re-create its original bearer, but after far too many repeated heroic sacrifices it changed tactics. Continuously absorbing the memories of all who possessed it (worthy or not), and paying close attention to how each bearer ultimately fails, the Matrix meticulously sifts out the best traits to craft an even better savior than the last. It is a slow, tedious business, but the Matrix is patient.

Said bearers are kept in the dark about being tampered with. The Matrix doesn’t want to deceive anyone, but its mission of a secure Cybertron is infinitely more important.
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Decepticons have freedom but choose poorly, Autobots lack freedom (ironically) but get better results.
At least, that's the *idea* here. TF media's habit of having everyone besides Optimus who holds the Matrix be evil make all the cameos rather sinister.

The Matrix shell is based off a torso, partly for the meta-ness but mostly following the idea that the Matrix used to be someone...

 

 

 

And a little reference guide (none of which is really hard "canon" here):

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Liege, Asimov and Warhol aren't based on anything in particular, just mucking around with "prototype robot" designs. Though Liege takes a few cues from Liege Maximo; a sort of 'cousin' that decided he'd rather be a proto-Autobot than a proto-Decepticon. No Prima because I hadn't come up with his design yet he only ever used it as a sword.



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 10:52 PM

Oh, wow. I absolutely adore this take on the matrix. Having it subtly alter its host is a really cool concept.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:14 PM

Oh, wow. I absolutely adore this take on the matrix. Having it subtly alter its host is a really cool concept.

 

Though not really a new one, in the G2 comics Starscream eventually realized that for as much power the Matrix gave him, it was also compelling him to do good, and idea that utterly revolted him when he realized it. 

 

Also I thought Nova Prime was Big COnvoy at first. 


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 06:46 AM

The concept is really good, the design is amazing, but this

 

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this was simply wonderful. Though you forgot "some kind of bucket". XD


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 09:49 AM

I absolutely loved this series. Amazing work Noid on all of these. I really enjoyed each and everyone one of them. In fact, I may have to steal some ideas for my own headcanon. :)

Oh, I almost forgot...Rise Up! :)


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 08:37 PM

Hooray!



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 12:40 PM

So, I've been doing a little series of Halloween-related fan art (because its still Fall dammit), and one of them is Dead End. Nuclear Day of the Dead Luchador Vampire Dead End!

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One of my all time favorite Transformer toys, incidentally. Up there with RotF Skystalker and Tripredacus.

 

 

(the others are at my Deviant Art account, maybe I should be posting them here too?)



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 03:10 PM

I'm with the camp intending to take the Halloween season into at least Thanksgiving, so I'm there with you on that. 

 

Really loving his face. I'm not one of the people who liked that toy, but you've captured its best side. 

 

I think we'd all be happy to see anything you had to share. I mean, I say that having looked through them, so I'm not actually sure whether that makes it more or less hypothetical, but. XD


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Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 10:35 PM

I've been meaning to post the others here, but keep forgetting to. Guess I'll post a couple a day or something...

 

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King Ramses from Courage the Cowardly Dog, perhaps the only show to realize low budget CGI is creepy as hell.

 

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Pumpkaboo and Phantump, the most Halloweenest Pokémons.

 

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The Thyrrus, a fiction-only race from Warhammer 40K. Life is one big performance art piece to them.

 

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Me! The possessed Megazoid from The Real Ghostbusters, in all his terrifying doofy glory.



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Posted 29 November 2017 - 12:44 AM

 

 

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Me! The possessed Megazoid from The Real Ghostbusters, in all his terrifying doofy glory.

 

"The Door is ajar. The door is ajar. The door is..." "SHUT UP!" *SMASH!* "...A mess. The car is a mess..."


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 11:18 PM

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Baby Py from Ray Bradbury's "Tomorrow's Child". Py's a perfectly normal, perfectly healthy, human baby boy, but he's been born into the wrong dimension!

 

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Mecha Monitor Lizards from April and the Extraordinary World. Disgusted by humanity, they plan on seeding other planets with life to ensure mankind can't wipe it all out.

 

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The brain-eating meteor from The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy. I actually preferred Hector Con Carne's half of the show, but then THIS happened.

 

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The Hetwan from K.A. Applegate's Everworld book series (Fear the Fantastic is the "visit the evil aliens homeworld" episode). The bag of guts are the females and the bipedal bugs are the males, and their mating process is terrifyingly violent, with the males ripping the females apart and carrying the young themselves. Because it ain't a Applegate book without nightmarish horror.

The Hetwan are also fanatical zealots of the god-eater Ka Anor, having really no regard for their own lives.

 

 

... that was a really dark place to end things for today.



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Posted 30 November 2017 - 07:00 PM

All of those are so wonderfully delicious, it's hard to choose a favorite. :)

 

 

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 07:51 PM

King Ramses makes me happy particularly, but that might be a result of familiarity with the source material. Like, hearing the theme song every time I look at the art. XD
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Posted 30 November 2017 - 10:51 PM

Last batch!

 

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Dr. Hieronymus Neugog from Big Guy and Rusty. Tim Curry gets mutated into a brain-eating psychic spider. What's not to love?

 

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The Nightmare from Metroid Fusion. Weird melty face cyborg bioweapon... thing. Its first appearance is simply as a roaring shadow, which was terrifying as hell especially since the level it appears in is fairly tranquil, for a Metroid game.

 

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Some of the junkshop appliances from The Brave Little Toaster. There's like another dozen or so, though these guys are the most warped and interesting of the lot.

 

♪ ♫ There goes the sun, here comes the night, somebody turn on the light. Somebody tell me that fate has been kind. ♫ ♪
♫ ♪ ♫ You can't go out, you are out of your miiiiiiiind! ♪ ♫ ♪

 

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Judge Doom and the Dip (and an unfortunate shoe) from Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

 

 

These last two get extra attention because they're precious childhood films of mine.



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Posted 01 December 2017 - 11:57 PM

I gotta go watch that sequence now. That's stellar. = D


Edited by Copper Bezel, 01 December 2017 - 11:57 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
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Posted 09 December 2017 - 10:25 AM

That song was my favorite part of The Brave Little Toaster as a kid. I always found the freakish, deformed appliances lovable, but generally I feel that way about most misshapen yet goofy-looking things.


THIS hugging SCENE CAN GO TO HELL, THOUGH.



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 11:41 AM

Damn, I'd forgotten about that sequence, but it's spectacular. Particularly the dark humor of the ending. = ]

 

The sequence that left the deepest impact on me as a child was, predictably, "Worthless".


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 01:25 PM

Heh, was a bit of a shock watching the movie again and realizing the toaster's nightmare wasn't just about his death...

 

The scene that always stuck out to me was when they sloooooooooowly sink into the bogs unable to do anything, and only escape because of sheer dumb luck.





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