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@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Oh the end of the Ottoman Empire of course.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 10:14 AM)

*ahem* 4th of July....

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

They should make the next book in the Survivors series 'I SURVIVED CORONA VIRUS 2020'

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

YEEEE I'M A SURVIVOR-

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:59 AM)

Probably gonna assemble Devastator after work.

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:58 AM)

Ooooh. Overload arrived. He's surprisingly fun.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 04:00 PM)

He's sweeter than the average bear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 July 2020 - 03:14 PM)

Convert him to Maple Syrup.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 03:10 PM)

what would Canada do with Yogi?

@  Cyoti : (01 July 2020 - 12:51 PM)

We can deport Yogi back to Canada now.

@  Sabrblade : (01 July 2020 - 12:50 PM)

Jellystone National Pawk. A westful wetweat.

@  Rycochet : (01 July 2020 - 12:47 PM)

Jellystone. We're going to be plunged into a decade of poor animation. Fortunately we've been led by bad cartoon characters for years so we won't notice much difference.

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 July 2020 - 06:19 AM)

what next? YELLOWSTONE?


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#21 MrBlud

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:59 AM

The Springer redeco (we never got) probably would've been the upgrade.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:40 AM

The Springer redeco (we never got) probably would've been the upgrade.

Had it happened it would have been the one SG upgrade that was actually a physical upgrade!

SG Galvatron's a wash. The Evac mould's better than the Energon Voyager Megatron mould used for SG Megs. As far as being a toy goes (though I think the Evac mould is shorter iirc). Fictionally though? I have to think "rescue helicopter" is a bit of a step down from "space jet."

And SG Optimus/Nova getting smaller with each "upgrade" sort of became a running gag as far as I was concerned.

As I said...I preferred SG when it was it's own thing that kind of had some fun with TF tropes. I didn't care for it when it got involved in multiverse stuff. Then again I don't care for the "across the multiverse" stuff anyway *shrug*

As far as character design went...
I'm going to echo Magnusblitz. I liked less obvious decos. Like SG Megatron and SG Galvatron both have pretty traditional Megs and Galvy colour schemes. They each just take their respective schemes in a more "heroic" direction. While still looking very much like Megs and Galvy.
Same with Ultra Magnus. He's still using Diaclone PC colours, but now he has a skull face and douchebag tribal tattoos. I dig it.

Optimus and Rodimus were great because they didn't hijack the colour schemes of "positive universe" Decepitcons. They looked like you took their G1 colour schemes and put them through "evil" and "grimy" filters.
Optimus-as-Nova was neat. SG Nova uses the same colour scheme as Nova Prime does elsewhere. The difference was that he was now a benevolent upgrade of crazypants SG Optimus. Rather than being a tyrant from the distance past. Nova Prime's deco wasn't inverted. His character origin/personality was.

I also dug the mininots who had their schemes based off of the 2007 movie scout assortment repaints from the UT. Like that black and gold Cybertron Armourhide repaint being SG Huffer. Or that muted olive and military green repaint of Energon Strongarm being SG Brawn.

I was also a fan of the weird pulls. SG Soundwave being based off of the primarily white iPod-looking version of MusicLabel Soundwave was cool. As was basing SG Prowl off of a Mexican variant of G1 Prowl.

Basically any redeco, virtual or otherwise, that wasn't just "here's a character in his opposite number's colour scheme. Isn't it whacky here in opposite land???" was a win in my book. Grimlock done up as Trypticon and Starscream done up as Jetfire seem a bit on the dull side.

The worst had to be SG Cyclonus in Hot Rod colours though. That one character exemplifies every pratfall you can fall into when doing a "mirror universe" story. His colour scheme is just a boring reproduction of the character's opposite number from the "main" continuity. And his personality is just inverted. G1 Cyclonus was loyal? Well now he's a traitor!
It was just dull. Thankfully SG managed to pull itself up from that nadir, but it still has me shaking my head years later.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:07 AM

 And his personality is just inverted. G1 Cyclonus was loyal? Well now he's a traitor!

 

His whole ordeal in "Coalescence" was about his path to redemption.


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

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 18 July 2017 - 10:11 AM

G1 Cyclonus is a purple guy who wears a purple symbol, so it makes sense to me that his counterpart from the universe where he wears a red symbol would be a red guy.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:40 AM

Been trying to think of an intended chronological reading order of the main SG fiction. Disregarding smaller ancillary media like bios/profiles and Around Cybertron/Recordicons, I think this might be correct:

 

Shattered Glass

Dungeons & Dinobots

Do Over

The Desert Heat!

Eye in the Sky

Blitzwing Bop

Transhuman

Reunification: Parts 1-6

The Coming Storm: Part 1

Coalescence (before the final epilogue)

Invasion Prologue

Invasion

Solar Requiem

Spatiotemporal Challengers Parts 1-4

Invasion Epilogue (this is technically more of a TransTech story, but it reads well as a direct lead-in to BWSG)

Beast Wars Shattered Glass, Chapters 1-6

Another Light, Prologue, Parts 1-6

Whichever chapter of "Of Masters and Mayhem" it was that featured one last look at the main SG universe.

The third epilogue of "Coalescence"

 

Although, since the SG fiction became so intertwined with the Classics fiction starting with "Invasion", I may want to add in the Classics fiction around all this and make it a "Classics/Shattered Glass" chronology list.


Edited by Sabrblade, 18 July 2017 - 10:42 AM.

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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

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 18 July 2017 - 10:55 AM

I think Blitzwing Bop ranks among my favorite club stories ever, up there with BWU stuff. It captures the feel of Sunbow so perfectly while still having some impact on the larger plot. Transhuman was also good, but holy geez is Coalescence disappointing to me.

#27 LordGigaIce

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:29 AM

 And his personality is just inverted. G1 Cyclonus was loyal? Well now he's a traitor!

 
His whole ordeal in "Coalescence" was about his path to redemption.
Never read it. I don't say that in a "proud of my ignorance" sort of way. More along the lines of "I was burnt out by the Shattered Glass story's excesses by that point."

G1 Cyclonus is a purple guy who wears a purple symbol, so it makes sense to me that his counterpart from the universe where he wears a red symbol would be a red guy.

Yeah, but then SG Ironhide ruined it.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 12:20 PM

My original idea for SG Drift was basically Bandit Keith from Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged. Hyperpatriotic idiot. Always called Optimus "Mr. President". A little BW Inferno-y maybe, but still.

 

 

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#29 LordGigaIce

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 12:22 PM

My original idea for SG Drift was basically Bandit Keith from Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged. Hyperpatriotic idiot. Always called Optimus "Mr. President". A little BW Inferno-y maybe, but still.
 
 
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 01:08 PM

Cyclonus was a "traitor", but not meant as a malicious one... despite, you know, killing a guy.

He was gullible, confused, manipulated. He thought he was doing the right thing for Cybertron at the time because Alpha Trion was whispering in his ear. The whole Alpha Trion/Skyfall dynamic showing how it could happen... but Skyfall stayed just unswayed enough to see Alpha Trion's crazy finally bleed through.

As for Drift, I wasn't ever really happy with him as a "Mech with a Mouth". Just wasn't my favorite (not saying its bad or wrong, just not how I would have pictured him). I did kinda like how Andrew Hall changed him in Spatiotemporal Challengers. Still not sure if that would have been my treatment for the character but there is charm in Robot Deadpool coming to Earth, watching too many Samurai movies, and changing his lifestyle because of them.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 01:10 PM

All this talk of SG Drift is making me wish I still had mine. :(


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

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 18 July 2017 - 01:17 PM

And I do regret not having enough time while writing "Coalescence" for the full research I like to do. So a lot was based on the Wiki, a very quick skimming, and my own memory.

But that was a very short turnaround given the ending of the Club. So I did my best to work in handwaves with the timeline and character selection while trying to tie off story lines that had to be changed because the drastic changes in the universe that came with the 2012 and subsequent stories.

All those things and yeah. It's all a completely different tone than what came before. Not a fan of that myself, although I do like it well enough as a stand alone.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 04:20 PM

This should have always been the model for Shattered Glass Drift. You know it, I know it, the DOG knows it, Irene. (Yes, it's already mostly white, but that just means it'd need to be covered in more patriotism.)

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:18 PM

The evolution of the mock ups went:

Orange and blue Naruto-inspired -> Knock Out-inspired shown at BotCon 2011(?) -> Deadpool-inspired eternal flamester

Changing the country of his patriotism did come up of course. Well actually by Greg, like he said. Heh. But I think we all just had different ideas for what he could and should be.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:28 PM

FWIW, I like the final toy's Deadpool-ish deco and card bio.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

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 18 July 2017 - 05:31 PM

A Naruto color scheme, while hilarious, would've never worked for SG Drift. He's the opposite of positive Drift, so he needs to be the exact opposite of a weeaboo.



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:41 PM

A Naruto color scheme, while hilarious, would've never worked for SG Drift. He's the opposite of positive Drift, so he needs to be the exact opposite of a weeaboo.


I think the idea wasn't "opposite" but... well... if I remember...

He basically would have been the guy cosplaying IDW Drift if they existed in the same universe. A fan boy who found himself in an actual war, and he's completely unprepared. He can spout scores of dialog on cue, and his Great Sword is actually the Cybertronian version of cardboard and foil, but his swordplay video is on the Cybernet so he was enlisted without background check.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:43 PM

A Naruto color scheme, while hilarious, would've never worked for SG Drift. He's the opposite of positive Drift, so he needs to be the exact opposite of a weeaboo.

 

I mean. Naruto is actually Asian.

 

I'd say that's the exact opposite of a weeaboo right there.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:49 PM

 

A Naruto color scheme, while hilarious, would've never worked for SG Drift. He's the opposite of positive Drift, so he needs to be the exact opposite of a weeaboo.

 

I mean. Naruto is actually Asian.

 

I'd say that's the exact opposite of a weeaboo right there.

 

True enough, I suppose. I'd just imagine Drift as being something along the lines of........Evel Knievel



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 06:03 PM

I honestly think the guys who were "evil skew on their regular personality" tended to be much more interesting than the "complete opposite" guys.


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