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@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p


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#1 Sockie

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 06:41 PM

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After spending a year across two books of there, looks we're finally saying good-bye to Necroworld (maybe).

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 06:46 PM

Damn, Lug grew up fast.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 06:48 PM

After the seven years/days bit, it occurred to me that I was kind of hoping there would actually be a bigger timeskip. The scene of Optimus getting the slowed down message takes place between ex-RID #50 and 51, which means from Team Rodimus's POV it's still before most of All Hail Optimus, Titans Return, Revolution, etc. Red Alert still didn't know what happened to them as of Titans Return, for instance. Are they going to keep running into excuses not to make contact with anyone like in season 1?



#4 Sockie

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 06:52 PM

After the seven years/days bit, it occurred to me that I was kind of hoping there would actually be a bigger timeskip. The scene of Optimus getting the slowed down message takes place between ex-RID #50 and 51, which means from Team Rodimus's POV it's still before most of All Hail Optimus, Titans Return, Revolution, etc. Red Alert still didn't know what happened to them as of Titans Return, for instance. Are they going to keep running into excuses not to make contact with anyone like in season 1?


I think our best hope is that in crossing back to the regular universe, they were sent a year (I think that's how long it's been?) ahead from when they were teleported.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 07:03 PM

Yeah wow the last year of this series took place in only a week?
Also I agree with Nautica the S.S. Flying Corpse seems kinda skeevy to me.
So who's the 20? I think there are 16 Rod Squadders left and then Anode, Lug, Roller, Kaput? Or are they gonna split the Rod Squad and bounce back between Necroworld and the away team again? I'd hate to lose out on more Fangry and Rapidfire stuff.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 07:24 PM

Jeez Lug, that was fast.



#7 Xaaron

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:38 PM

For everyone pointing out Lug's...growth spurt...remember that Tailgate was born in Rivet's Field, a hot spot that ignited only two weeks before the launch of the Ark.



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:58 PM

do transformers even grow like people do? like, is tailgate going to have growth spurts and puberty and all that (lord i hope not...)? i always assumed they were born fully grown. barring any upgrades, sunstreaker was the same size now as he was on day one. as was hot rod, brainstorm, nightbeat etc


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:07 PM

Well, the constructed cold certainly don't.



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:09 PM

do transformers even grow like people do? like, is tailgate going to have growth spurts and puberty and all that (lord i hope not...)? i always assumed they were born fully grown. barring any upgrades, sunstreaker was the same size now as he was on day one. as was hot rod, brainstorm, nightbeat etc



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 02:08 AM

literally what was the point of the dead lug plotline other than "gotta have more tragic gays"

like, i love anode and lug, and i love that we have a romantic lesbian couple here, but my god that plotline was just so. unnecessary and it looks like it amounts to basically nothing anyway

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 04:07 AM

Lug being restored makes them the worst tragic gays ever. I don't think Anode even got time to angst about it before she found a solution.

I give those two zero stars on tragedy.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 04:24 AM

Roberts has gotten so bad that he can't even do tragic gays right!

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 04:33 AM

And all we got out of it was just stupid characterbuilding moments for Anode and worldbuilding background information on how Transformers are born.



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 04:37 AM

Well... we would've got 99% of that even without the "ooooh she was Crazy and lug was dead all along" twist, is the thing.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 04:46 AM

I feel like "Anode manages to successfully do the important thing she failed to do earlier, working through and lifting the albatross of failure which was the root of her personal crisis" is a whole lot more than 1%.  And you can't do that with nobody to save.

 

C'mon, it's at least 2%.  



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Posted 22 June 2017 - 04:53 AM

Have it then instead be someone she's not heavily implied to be in love with, or do it later. As much as I still love this book, that was one of the dumbest things yet.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 05:03 AM

I still don't care about Anode or Lug. Their plot meant nothing, did nothing for the story, wasn't interesting, and the world building was forgettable at best.

In fact, I'm wondering if I still care about any of the cast I really cared about 40 issues ago. I'm leaning toward no.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 05:28 AM

I'm very interested to see how this issue turns out. I get the feeling that it could end up being a make-or-break point for a lot of people.

Also, I'm just glad that Lug isn't dead.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 06:02 AM

I have to say that this preview is... very tempting. It feels almost like old MTMTE, rather than the post-#40 slog, and I really want to get it.

But after Roberts' recent ego-fueled social media meltdown I don't know that I want to support his work.


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