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@  Dekafox : (19 February 2020 - 06:14 PM)

Count Zero?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 February 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Oh boy, here we go.

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:34 PM)

Or do Japan's cultural values vary depending on exactly who you're trying to shut down?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Could it be that, perhaps, these different cultural values might lead to a different approach seeming appropriate?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Hm. Back when we were arguing about the Legends comic, I seem to recall being repeatedly told that Japan had different cultural values than the US (and therefore anyone who had a problem with anything at all was wrong to voice that opinion ever).

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:23 AM)

Plus, as much as I hate to admit it, every single anime character is built to suit the audience's tastes so they buy more merch/do other things that allow $$$ to flow in the production committees direction, so the authenticity is certainly not for representation's sake.

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Both those anime air at midnight and are aimed at a very specific audience in a whole other media landscape. Major projects have press releases about almost everything, and there are groups just waiting to pat anybody on the back for doing what they want (GLAAD, HRC, etc)

@  B-Fox : (19 February 2020 - 03:16 AM)

It's funny that a friggin' anime about zombie idols and an anime about a school of anthropomorphic animals can have really positive trans characters WITHOUT a press release about their inclusion in the series prior to the episodes airing or having the creators announcing it on social media and patting themselves on the back for doing a thing.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2020 - 10:26 PM)

Vegan meat needs bacon

@  Paladin : (18 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

vegan meat must taste delicious. they're grass-fed and regularly exercised....

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Vegans are better than kids if you don't talk to them. They'll keep the lawn trimmed anyway.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Do you want vegans? Because that's how you get vegans.

@  CORVUS : (18 February 2020 - 04:33 PM)

Hook up your sprinkler system to a canister of healthy organic carrot-juice. The kids won't be able to get off your lawn fast enough.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 03:59 PM)

Just use the hose.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 03:52 PM)

Ask bing. It'll be a FAR more effective answer.

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Google, how do I get those durned kids off my lawn?

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Please ignore.  Old man here apparently doesn't know the difference between the "Search" field and the "Shoutbox" field.

 

Also doesn't know how to delete from the shoutbox

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 07:33 AM)

Huhn. Penny arcade was right, the division 2 is literally 3 dollars...

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 11:05 PM)

Oh, Wicked Cool Toys got the Halo toy license. This is a big year for Jazwares

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 07:02 PM)

iTunes/Apple TV has the complete Cowboy Bebop series for just $5!

@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Modern problems require modern solutions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Japan seems to have a tradition of murder things where cellphones facilitate the killing instead. Like King's Game and Doubt.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 05:17 PM)

Or there's just conveniently no reception, or all of their phones are dead at the same time. Or they're just stupid and forget about them.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 04:41 PM)

Now the slasher villain has to go and knock over the nearest cell tower before butchering horny teenagers.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 03:54 PM)

Think of all the horror and mystery movies that involve the bad guys cutting the phone line. Now think about how many people don't even have a land line to cut anymore.

@  Telly : (16 February 2020 - 03:47 PM)

its like that scene in commando. the bad guy has to get to a phone to call the big bad to tell him arnold isnt on the plane. that wouldnt happen today

@  Rycochet : (16 February 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Watching early episodes of the x-files will make you feel super old once you start to notice the techology they use, and the technology they lack.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 February 2020 - 01:00 PM)

This guy.

@  Roddie Luver : (15 February 2020 - 10:55 PM)

Hey

@  Kalidor : (14 February 2020 - 03:01 PM)

The ones that get me are the "Uploaded 12 years ago" ones

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 02:49 PM)

Makes you feel old, don't it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 February 2020 - 02:38 PM)

While browsing Youtube vids I read these comments: 'The X Files is such an underrated show' and another 'Brent Spiner is a underrated actor' I want to punch something.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:16 PM)

Besides: cupid freaks me out. "Find someone to love, or I'll SHOOT YOU".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 12:11 PM)

It's just the day before Cheap Chocolate Day.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Meh, just more game time.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Valentine's day. Bummer.

@  Otaku : (14 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

So is that an occasion for congratulations or condolences, Telly?  I see it as a good thing, but that is a matter of personal preference; easier for me to keep straight who is who when the names don't change. XP

@  Telly : (14 February 2020 - 12:48 AM)

damn. ive been going by "telly" on here for nearly 14 years...

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 February 2020 - 08:06 PM)

I've seen it. It didn't really deliver on the title

@  Paladin : (11 February 2020 - 05:28 PM)

we don't need to see that. we're living it.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 February 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Anyone seen an old British movie called 'The Earth dies screaming' it's like a Doctor Who serial minus the Doctor.

@  TriBlurr : (09 February 2020 - 11:58 AM)

Needs more zone defense. Call Scrapper

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 February 2020 - 11:29 AM)

MORE POINTS FOR BLITZWING!

@  Donocropolis : (09 February 2020 - 09:33 AM)

MP-7 Thundercracker recovers....he's at the 40....the 20....AND HE SCORES!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 February 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Reserved for Masterpiece Kup.

@  Sabrblade : (08 February 2020 - 09:49 PM)

MP-10 Convoy redecoed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 February 2020 - 06:56 AM)

MP-9 Rodimus self-destructed.


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#41 Broadside

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 06:15 PM

That said: I've now decided that my ideal SG Drift would be the Rich Texan from the Simpsons. Same colours as regular Drift, but his robot mode looks like a suit with bolo tie instead of samurai armour, his helmet looks like a cowboy hat (with a nose-guard), and he turns into a muscle car with cow horns on the hood.

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#42 NightViper

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 06:24 PM

Other than the physical description, isn't greedy, gun toting, loud mouth basically what he wound up being? (Until Gobots)

(Just joking btw)

Edited by NightViper, 18 July 2017 - 06:29 PM.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 06:39 PM

Normal Drift is Genji, so SG Drift should clearly be McCree.
You thought Hanzo, but that's Deadlock.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 06:59 PM

Greg dropped some druthers so I'll throw in one of my own. I wanted to have Rodimus take on the identity of "Rodimus Prime, Supervillain from the Future.", basically using an armor-trailer (at one time I was looking at Energon Landmine as a body), he would make an excuse, go get in his armor, and pretend to be his future self as a Prime, time-travelling back to mess with Optimus, who falls for the gag every time no matter how obvious it is to everyone else. 



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 07:14 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.

And yet, a "weeaboo" is pretty much what Hydra wrote SG Drift as being.


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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 - 07:16 PM

I'd really love SG to be the Generations line theme for a year or so. Some of it would be redundant (OP, Megatron, etc) but I'm not sure all the major characters the club has done would be guaranteed a spot. Throw a handful of new molds in for kicks and the remainder can be remolds/repaints.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:18 PM

Dear god no
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:37 PM

I would at least like to see some SG sprinkled here & there from time to time. Which reminds me I still want that Shattered MP Prime

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:43 PM

I would at least like to see some SG sprinkled here & there from time to time.

 

Titans Return gave us SG Squeezeplay and SG Alpha Trion's upgraded form. ;)


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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 - 09:55 PM

Eh mirror universe stories are best used sparingly. The longer they're out there, the more it's clear that things don't really make much sense, requiring increasingly convoluted explanations as to why things are so different but other things are exactly the same.

Edited by unluckiness, 18 July 2017 - 09:56 PM.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:15 PM

 

I would at least like to see some SG sprinkled here & there from time to time.

 

Titans Return gave us SG Squeezeplay and SG Alpha Trion's upgraded form. ;)

 

 

And with any luck, we will know this week if "Coalescence" correctly predicted a TR Grotusque.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:41 PM

Eh mirror universe stories are best used sparingly. The longer they're out there, the more it's clear that things don't really make much sense, requiring increasingly convoluted explanations as to why things are so different but other things are exactly the same.

 

Isn't that how most alternate timeline stories work? Mathematically speaking, it makes no sense that anyone can find realities with familiar doppelgängers with ease if the multiverse has a nigh-infinite number of myriad diverse universes.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:45 PM

What "explanation" is needed beyond "the multiverse is weird yo"?

 

 

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:48 PM

Yeah, the only time mirror universes work anyway is when they're ridiculous.  Once you try to explain it and make it all serious, why is this even being done.



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:29 PM

"If the fate of the universe, nay, the entire MULTIVERSE, is not put at risk on every other Tuesday, then what point even is there to living?!!!"

 

 

"We could just... go on a carefree adventure."


Edited by Sabrblade, 30 April 2018 - 11:13 PM.

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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 19 July 2017 - 06:43 AM

Normal Drift is Genji, so SG Drift should clearly be McCree.
You thought Hanzo, but that's Deadlock.

 

Would making SG Drift an actual cowboy be a little too close to SG Bludgeon? 

 

Alright so I helped develop (if you could call it that; it was always just a hint of an idea) the anime fan Naruto-Drift, but the idea for Drift that I pitched myself was that he was a wandering spiritual faith healer, who was actually able to focus the energy of his Ember and fix minor ailments. But as people begged him to visit their hometowns and started offering money to try to coerce him, he started to realize the more he "could do" the more people were willing to offer him. He began to make false claims about the limits of his ability. He rose to televangelist fame, having his own TV show where he performed grandiose "miracles". He would fix the blind, the mute, the paralyzed.... Even claiming to have brought back the dead. But his empire collapsed when Optimus Prime, fearing Drift was becoming a rival, sent a spy in to expose Drift's frauds. Then after Drift lost it all, Optimus strolled in with an offer - work for him and Drift would get all the money he wanted. Drift couldn't refuse and didn't ask what he was getting paid to do, which ultimately turned out to be the Autobot wet work. Optimus had taken a healer and made him a killer, something in which the sadist found no end to his sick pleasure.

 

Which... I guess could still be the unexplored back story for Mech with a Mouth! :D

 

Yeah, the only time mirror universes work anyway is when they're ridiculous.  Once you try to explain it and make it all serious, why is this even being done.

 

"If the fate of the universe, nay, the entire MULTIVERSE, is not put at risk on every other Tuesday, then what point even is there to living?!!!"

 

 

"We could just... go on an carefree adventure."

 

You know, this here is why I don't mind all the multiverse stuff happening in SG.

 

SG took all of the brand's typical character and plot quirks and twisted up their absurdity and ridiculousness. So if you take one of the "usual" universal doomsday plots that Transformers fiction face at least once in their lifespan, what better place to amp the threat up to the multiversal level than SG?

 

(Though that said, I might have preferred the events that led to the multiversal kerfluffin be just as silly. Like instead of it being that Ultra Magnus is evil and greedy, it was actually the two Octopunches meeting, firing at each other, and accidentally tearing a hole in the multiverse as their harpoon lasers collided. Because a single universe just can't handle two Octopunches.)


Edited by NightViper, 19 July 2017 - 12:29 PM.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 06:44 AM

<== Still wants SG Dirge.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 06:56 AM

I'm shocked.



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 07:38 AM

I'm a bit surprised we never got to see SG versions of Thrust and Ramjet.
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 07:45 AM

*shrugs*

 

Thrust and Ramjet have never really had the character "hook" that Dirge does. He's practically a meme. Thrust is...what?...a cowardly bully? Not really interestingly reversible. And what would Ramjet be? A guy who doesn't headbutt things and hates toast?

 

I mean, maybe you could get a riff going about Ramjet being a Sunstreaker-type with an awesome, indestructible head that he refuses to use lest it get scuffed, but...





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