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@  Whirl Maximus : (23 October 2018 - 02:03 AM)

I'm mixed about the millions of years thing, it's somewhat at odds when transformers are humanized as they often are.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 October 2018 - 11:59 PM)

Are any of the Transformers terribly bright, really? This is a spacefaring civilization that's millions of years old that seem to be fighting a perpetual war for no particular reason. Transformers are stupider than humans

@  wonko the sane? : (22 October 2018 - 08:31 PM)

Depends on the machine. Are you recruiting them, or MAKING them?

@  Cybersnark : (22 October 2018 - 08:30 PM)

... And not terribly bright.

@  wonko the sane? : (22 October 2018 - 07:51 PM)

Makes sense for robot soldiers: you would want something fast, low profile, but lots of power.

@  Waspinator : (22 October 2018 - 06:31 PM)

If we go by the Prime cartoon, sports cars apparently ARE the expendable troop of choice.

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 October 2018 - 04:29 PM)

Just fold 'em into a box and slap some wheels on it, they'll figure it out.

@  Pennpenn : (22 October 2018 - 01:57 AM)

Given that by the time we're up to in the story Functionalism had been dead for millions of years and many of the people around were made during and for the war, it's probably more likely that "sports car shaped thing" was an easy to make alt mode for expendable troops.

@  MEDdMI : (21 October 2018 - 09:52 PM)

maybe there's underground demolition derbies too

@  Locoman : (21 October 2018 - 09:25 PM)

Every single sports car was one of those two jobs? Considering how many there seem to be....

@  RichardT1977 : (21 October 2018 - 07:34 PM)

Athletic Entertainment

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2018 - 03:32 PM)

It's mentioned in one issue that Bumblebee was a courier. The only other fast cars I can remember seeing in Functionist times were Blur and a couple of Stunticons, as racers.

@  SG Roadbuster : (21 October 2018 - 12:14 PM)

i figured the sports cars were either racers or couriers.

@  Nevermore : (21 October 2018 - 12:13 PM)

Upper Class. They're clearly not made for manual labor.

@  Locoman : (21 October 2018 - 12:09 PM)

Functionism only really makes sense for certain alternate modes like mining or construction equipment; where do things like sports cars fit in?

@  Xellos : (21 October 2018 - 11:51 AM)

At least in the movies they can switch to a (similar) alt mode at will, it seems. Especially if they want to sell more toys per movie.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2018 - 10:44 AM)

They are a race of adaptive machines. Maybe they were expected to change themselves to fit the role?

@  RichardT1977 : (21 October 2018 - 10:06 AM)

IDW-verse discrimination still made more sense than the backstory in TF: Exodus, where everyone's caste was assigned seemingly at random with no regard for their aptitudes (altmode or otherwise)

@  MEDdMI : (21 October 2018 - 07:55 AM)

Lost Light is good too, so far.

@  MEDdMI : (21 October 2018 - 07:54 AM)

I'm not terribly into Transformers in general, but I did mostly enjoy the More Than Meets The Eye series.

@  Nevermore : (21 October 2018 - 05:11 AM)

Which has been in the state constitution since 1946, but was never actually executed according to documents, and is currently not in effect because the German federal constitution, which takes priority over state constitution, has banned the death penalty back in 1949.

@  Nevermore : (21 October 2018 - 05:09 AM)

Huh. So next weekend, when the German state of Hesse will have its state election, there will also be a ballot about changing the state constitution... and one of the proposed changes will be abolishing the death penalty.

@  Waspinator : (21 October 2018 - 03:44 AM)

I really need to read those comics

@  Pennpenn : (21 October 2018 - 03:28 AM)

Up to and including the fact that certain alternate modes could end up being classified as "surplus to requirements" and systematically murdered.

@  Pennpenn : (21 October 2018 - 03:26 AM)

And in IDW comics where it is/was literally a form of apartheid where your alternate mode pretty much dictated how you were treated by society, what jobs you could pursue, pretty much everything.

@  Waspinator : (21 October 2018 - 02:24 AM)

We do get hints of that from time to time in Transformers, with stuff like some jets acting smug towards cars and whatnot.

@  RichardT1977 : (20 October 2018 - 08:10 PM)

"No shotgun of Mine is going to marry a rocket launcher" sounds like something that Targetmasters (or WFC Siege Micromasters) might say...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 08:06 PM)

The characters are actually kinda nice. Sure a bunch of them are from New Jersey, but you get a few aliens too.. But if you do that, you might want to go digital delux verisons.

@  Xellos : (20 October 2018 - 06:38 PM)

My only issue is that the aside from Fox, the looks of the characters are kinda bland. If anything, I'll at least get it on Black Friday, as they almost always have deals on the toys to life stuff.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 06:07 PM)

Well I can tell you, if you are going physical version because you want the toys. The Switch version has the best Ship mount as you just slide the joycons into it. The PS4 ship mount is wired. The game itself is very good in my opionion. In some ways it starts to turn into an RTS without being an RTS. You've got to start focus on keeping your planets from being taken back over. It has a LOT to do. It does have some repitive missions, because well, trying to let you level up all pilots and ships and such. The switch version -ALSO- has starfox only missions and the characters are incorporated into the story.

@  Xellos : (20 October 2018 - 06:03 PM)

How is Starlink anyways? Been thinking of getting the Switch version for StarFox, which is quite unusal for me, as I almost always pick the PS4 versions (favorite controller and I already have so many Trophys on it).

@  Waspinator : (20 October 2018 - 05:42 PM)

No shotgun of mine is going to marry a rocket launcher!

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 October 2018 - 05:22 PM)

Should they be allowed to marry outside of their own caliber?

@  Waspinator : (20 October 2018 - 05:18 PM)

I'm conflicted on the subject of marriage rights for shotguns.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 03:24 PM)

You say, "Damn it, what do you think this is, a shotgun wedding?"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 03:23 PM)

What do you do if someone wants to bring their concealed-carry to your American wedding?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 01:58 PM)

Benbot, I was streaming the PS4 version of Starlink

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 01:25 PM)

Ergo their reporting will have its own slant on the facts as they choose, not the most neutral way possible.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 October 2018 - 01:24 PM)

I find it sad to realize that the prestigious New York Times which I trusted a lot as a kid in fact has its own editorial agenda.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:20 PM)

The end result is NOT that stupid bullshit gets equal coverage as reasonable arguments. That would be problematic in itself (the "false balance" bias), but the provlem is that the controversial stupid bullshit gets MORE coverage than the reasonable arguments.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:17 PM)

The media doesn't want to miss the opportunity to report on a controversy, and as a consequence makes sure that the controversial statements reach an audience.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:17 PM)

Because they realized that saying controversial shit is guaranteed to get coverage.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:16 PM)

It's the same here in Germany. Our right-wing moron party is still a political minority, yet they succeed in driving the topics the media keeps reporting.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:15 PM)

The main problem was that Trump was banking on controversy, and the media was reporting controversy because it gave them ratings.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 01:15 PM)

"Fairness" was not the media's main problem.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 October 2018 - 11:40 AM)

Holy fish! Second life is still a thing?!?!

@  Benbot : (20 October 2018 - 08:32 AM)

What were you streaming, Silverclaw?

@  Shrug : (20 October 2018 - 05:28 AM)

Russian interference should have been fighting an uphill battle, but as far as I'm concerned we gave them a head start.

@  Shrug : (20 October 2018 - 05:23 AM)

I disagree with Hillary being a good choice to run against Trump. Plenty of mixed feelings about her long before 2016 within our own party. When the DNC has to rig it's own primaries to get their chosen candidate running, maybe you shouldn't expect an easy landslide at the actual election.

@  Pennpenn : (20 October 2018 - 05:20 AM)

It would have also helped if the US was also an actualy democracy where the candidate who gets the most votes wins, but hey.


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 05:22 PM

So, I know everyone know this, but Equestria Girls is getting a three-episode mini-series on Netflix, and on DVD as MLP:  Equestria Girls:  Magical Movie Night:

 

So excited for the third episode.

 



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Posted 15 May 2017 - 05:26 PM

well I'll be buying this 



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Posted 15 May 2017 - 09:36 PM

I've viewed a fansub for the first one. Pretty tame start, though I suspect the second and third parts will be more impressive.


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:37 PM

The first is dance magic, right? They made that song two, three years ago with the idea it was for the mini?

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 01:27 PM

I think they decided since they already had Dance Magic, why not use it for this? Though they may have had the idea back then. Who knows?

 

Saw the first one with the English subtitles. Not bad. I could see this being a series.


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:16 PM

They included the Crystal Preppers in the lyrics as vs the Wonder Colts so I assume it was planned. Maybe?

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:30 PM

You'd have to ask the writers/creators.


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 02:03 AM

Watched Movie Magic. That was fun.

 

Would have been better if the 'villain' wasn't so obvious thanks to the synopsis for the third short. >_<


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 04:16 AM

Agreed on Movie Magic.

 

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 03:31 AM

Wait, are the eps out in English?

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 09:13 AM

Nope, Polish with English subs.

 

Mirror Magic came out today, just waiting on the subs.

 

English versions will air in the slot for pony once Discovery Family catches up to episode 11. June 24, July 1 and July 8th.


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Posted 28 May 2017 - 10:04 AM

At least, we assume.

 

Our fleshy brains did not evolve to comprehend the ways of Discovery Family.


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Posted 28 May 2017 - 03:05 PM

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 03:20 PM

 

At least, we assume.
 
Our fleshy brains did not evolve to comprehend the ways of Discovery Family.


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An amazingly creepy but very fitting quote in light of your current avatar.


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Posted 30 May 2017 - 01:23 AM

Okay so Mirror Magic.

 

I loved parts of it, annnnnd kinda sigh at parts.

 

Don't really hate these parts just... Well let me get into it.

 

First it's nice that they do talk about running out of pages. It was great seeing Sunset as a pony again, and seeing her struggle to be one, was incredibly cute.

 

However, in the first movie she had no problem running around as a unicorn again so... it feels kinda odd.

 

Was also pointed out to me, and I just double checked, yeah in the first movie Sunset's magic is green. Now it's red. I wonder if this is a side effect of the harmony purging her?

 

Starlight goes through the mirror. WHY AND HOW DOES SHE HAVE A WATCH!?

 

I have to admit, Starlight has a cute design when human.

 

It's nice seeing that random magic coming from the 'crack' is affecting things like this. Makes for some great plot devices. Though it being used this time for the tired reformed 'villain' is one of those sighs I mentioned. I mean I suppose she never was really 'bad' and it's nice they used the last short to set her up for wanting revenge, but with it being only a half hour short, the resolution comes WAY to quickly.

I have a feeling some are pissed Starlight is the heroine.

 

HOW DOES STARLIGHT GET A WATCH FROM PASSING THROUGH THE MIRROR!?

 

All in all though, it was a fun time.

 

Now we just need to figure out how those two Russian leaked songs tie into all this. From what I'm seeing I'm guessing they are apart of small shorts. Like before Rainbow Rocks and Friendship Games got.


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Posted 30 May 2017 - 04:14 AM

Mirror Magic was definitely the weakest of the three. It had some good bits, yeah, but overall, it could have been better.


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 11:15 AM

For those interested, English versions of the three specials are available online. Links on Equestria Daily!


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 03:09 PM

But then I'd have to go to Equestria Daily. D=

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 03:15 PM

*rolls eyes*

 

Then try looking for them on Dailymotion.


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Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:28 PM

I haven't seen Movie Magic but I'm guessing the minis wave is about them. I couldn't resist getting Roseluck and Sweetie Drops and I'd like to ask if they appear in the eps and do anything significant?

Cuz why the heck would they have toys?! Why not Lyra? At least she was the focus in the friendship games short with Bonbon.

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