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@  Dracula : (27 March 2017 - 05:22 PM)

I haven't read AHM but as I understand it's very "story beats taken from Budiansky bios"

@  Telly : (27 March 2017 - 05:18 PM)

was referring more to how he was suspected of being a traitor in g1. and dreamwave. and 2001 rid. it was sarcastic, hence the :rolleyes  lol

@  Rycochet : (27 March 2017 - 05:10 PM)

Don't expect major events to be forshadowed.

@  Telly : (27 March 2017 - 04:57 PM)

wow! what a twist! mirage is suspected of being a traitor! :rolleyes

@  Telly : (27 March 2017 - 04:49 PM)

yeah im only on issue 4 and its only been like 30 minutes since i started. lots of splash pages and very little dialog

@  unitremover : (27 March 2017 - 04:47 PM)

I read it for the first time about a year ago and my main problem with it was just how little content there seemed to be in the individual issues. I remember thinking that it took probably three issues before I felt like it had really delivered a "proper" issue's worth of story.

@  Telly : (27 March 2017 - 04:33 PM)

id rather read about the galaxy-wide war than yet another story on earth. thats one of the things i loved about formerly r.i.d. but when they went back before combiner wars i lost interest. i read til all are one because of this.

@  Rycochet : (27 March 2017 - 04:24 PM)

It's one of those stories that gets slightly better with age because you know that IDW comics recover, but at the time it was a massive step back, a complex universe where the war was being fought across the galaxy swept away offpanel and replaced by n episode of the cartoon with blood..And there's a fan character we were told we were going to love, inserted to lecture the Autobots.

@  Bass X0 : (27 March 2017 - 04:12 PM)

Its not a bad story really, but then I've read actual bad TF event stories by IDW that came later. There is one major turnabout that happens off panel with no explanation that should have been addressed better though.

@  Telly : (27 March 2017 - 04:08 PM)

im about to start reading all hail megatron. wish me luck...

@  RC85747 : (27 March 2017 - 03:56 PM)

Bow to the evil unicorn

@  RichardT1977 : (27 March 2017 - 03:55 PM)

The G1 film had multiple good songs.

@  Dracula : (27 March 2017 - 03:37 PM)

he ain't the sharpest tool in the shed

@  Robowang : (27 March 2017 - 03:36 PM)

he's fat.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 March 2017 - 02:39 PM)

What do y'all think of Shrek?

@  Evac : (27 March 2017 - 01:51 PM)

Put down that chainsaw and listen to me! It's time for us to join in the fight!

@  Evac : (27 March 2017 - 01:51 PM)

At least the G1 film had one good song.

@  Boomhauer : (27 March 2017 - 01:27 PM)

I think I'd rather take neither, because ROTF being awful doesn't magically make the G1 Film stop being terrible.

@  Bass X0 : (27 March 2017 - 12:56 PM)

I'll take a children's movie where everyone talks like Wreck-Gar over a children's movie that has dog sex, masturbation, drugs, golden showers and enemy scrotum.

@  Rycochet : (27 March 2017 - 12:12 PM)

Oh-ee-yay! Talespin!

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@  Sabrblade : (27 March 2017 - 09:27 AM)

"I... am not... a gun."

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:42 PM)

Another great 90's animated film is, of course, The Iron Giant.

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 03:25 PM)

Another thing I liked about The Prince of Egypt was that it explained (without even having to say it outright) why Moses was chosen to deliver the Israelites from Egypt. Someone who had been raised among the slaves would have had too much bitterness and would want to go in throwing the wrath of God on all the Egyptians (or at least the royal family) until they all burned alive. But Moses had been raised as a member of the royal family, so he still thought of them as family. He wanted to reach a peaceful solution if at all possible.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:04 PM)

"I know! I'll turn him into a flea. A harmless little flea, and then I'll put that flea in a box, and then put that box inside of another box, and when it arrives - AHAHAHA! I'LL SMASH IT WITH A HAMMAH! It's brilliant, brilliant, BRILLIANT, I tell you! Genius, I say!"

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:03 PM)

Hell, The Emperor's New Groove is easily the funniest animated film ever. Disney managed to do what Dreamworks tried to do, and they did it right.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:02 PM)

None of their "funny" movies are anywhere near as funny as Aladdin or The Emperor's New Groove.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 03:02 PM)

Its a pity Dreamworks devolved into a company that churned out "funny" films filled with pop culture references.

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 03:00 PM)

(also at the end of that scene, the camera pans up from the Egyptian skyline to the night sky and the most prominent constellation is Orion. Which the Egyptians associated with Osiris)

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 02:59 PM)

Yeah I give them full credit for treating the Last Plague with all the solemness it deserves.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:59 PM)

It freed the Israelites, but Moses sure hated seeing what it did to his brother and all the normal non-slave owning people who didn't do anything wrong to the Israelites.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:58 PM)

And it actually portrays God murdering children as a tragic thing, something most other adaptations disturbingly don't do.

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 02:57 PM)

So that what He told Moses becomes, "I'll lay the smackdown on Egypt, but I should warn you it's only gonna make Rameses dig in his heels more until I have no choice but to break him fully."

@  RichardT1977 : (26 March 2017 - 02:56 PM)

It also describes the "hardening of the Pharoah's heart" as his natural reaction to the plagues rather than an intentional mental override by God.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:54 PM)

Hell, it actually portrays the Plagues as something that's bad and treats most of the Egyptian people as not deserving that shit. "All the innocent who suffer from your stubbornness and pride" and all that.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:53 PM)

I'm a Christian, but Prince of Egypt is one of the few religious movies I'll willingly watch, because it's actually good instead of being self-rightous preachy nonsense, batshit crazy propaganda or schmaltzy trash. It also has a great soundtrack with music that I actually put up there with some of Disney's best stuff.

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:45 PM)

Dreamworks's best movies will always be the Dragons movies and The Prince of Egypt.

@  TM2-Megatron : (26 March 2017 - 02:40 PM)

Usually I'm willing to give animated films a go, but I have to agree this looked pretty terrible and I had no desire to see it

@  Patchouli Kn... : (26 March 2017 - 02:40 PM)

So it's the new "Bee Movie?"

@  Evac : (26 March 2017 - 02:16 PM)

Calling it now: it'll be a meme in ten years.

@  Paladin : (26 March 2017 - 02:07 PM)

every single person who said "yes" to BOSS BABY should be smacked. repeatedly. with adamantium.

@  MEDdMI : (26 March 2017 - 06:02 AM)

Yeah, I don't sync my Twitter since it's irrelevant to a TF forum and sometimes NSFW.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 March 2017 - 06:00 AM)

Ah, okay. I... don't know if that's a good idea or not. I post a lot of cats.

@  MEDdMI : (26 March 2017 - 05:50 AM)

I believe it will auto post anything you put on Twitter/Facebook to the Status section on the main forum page?

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 March 2017 - 05:41 AM)

And I totally miss Krispy Kreme. I mean, they're still around here, but nowhere I don't have to go well out of my way for any more. =(

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 March 2017 - 05:40 AM)

"i think you can sync profiles from both to this site." Not clear on what that means.

@  MEDdMI : (26 March 2017 - 05:04 AM)

:D I'm glad I have people and sheep who are willing to eat doughnuts for me.

@  Bass X0 : (26 March 2017 - 04:48 AM)


@  Waspinator : (26 March 2017 - 04:45 AM)


@  WorkbenchManiac : (26 March 2017 - 04:07 AM)

Go crazy?


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#1 SolFire

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 12:52 AM

Since this will be my first BotCon, I would like to know who all is going.
I'd like to meet as many online personnas as possible; even if to just say "hi".

Sound off people.

Edited by SolFire, 08 September 2006 - 02:21 AM.

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 03:14 AM

I'm going! icon-hotrod.gif

This is my first con too, and I can't wait to meet all the Allspark people. icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 05:30 AM

I'm going. This will be my third Botcon icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 06:25 AM

I'm going.. But I doubt many sparkers would like to meet me. ;P

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 08:00 AM

I'm there.

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 08:05 AM

This will be my 3rd Transformer convention as well.

So yes I'll be there,although Draven's the only person here who would recognize me as him and I met last year icon-fire.gif

If you see a black man wearing tinted glasses,that'll most likely be me.Feel free to say hi.

Edited by S_Christopher, 08 September 2006 - 08:13 AM.

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 09:31 AM

I'll be there, this will be my first Botcon but my third TF convention since I went to Otfcc '03 and '04. Should be a good time. icon-hotrod.gif
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#8 SpectroScott

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 09:32 AM

I'll be there. This will be number 4.
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 09:56 AM

I have my form in hand, ready to fax today. I have the wife's blessing that I can go ahead and spend this money. All I have is my own feeling of buyer's remorse, which I often get when I buy expensive things just for myself.

I can drop $200 on bricks (hugging bricks!) for landscaping, but $800 (all said and done) for the TF convention feels wrong somehow.

I better go fax this before I let that little angel on my shoulder win.

But I'll be there, and totally wanna get together with people.


#10 Walky



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Posted 08 September 2006 - 09:57 AM

I will be there, and there will also be a Maggie.

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 09:59 AM

Cambot. Gypsy. Tom Servo. Crooooooooooooooooow.

I mean... yeah, I'll be there. I'm also very pleased that there will be a Maggie.

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 10:41 AM

I can say with confidence. I will be there. My first con, my first actual vacation.

And after loosing my grandfather, my kitty, my puppy and my grandmother (the last three all about a week.) And just back from my grandmothers funeral.

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#13 Galenraff


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Posted 08 September 2006 - 10:56 AM

^ So you're gonna be a barrel of laughs to hang with. icon-arcee.gif

Kidding kidding! I think it's a good choice of a getaway.


#14 MrBlud


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Posted 08 September 2006 - 12:07 PM

I'll be there.

fifth Botcon and seventh overall con. icon-fire.gif


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Posted 08 September 2006 - 12:11 PM

I'll be there as well. This will be my 8th consecutive (counting otfcc) and 9th overall icon-bee.gif .
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 12:39 PM

I'll be there on Friday for sure. Saturday remains to be determined. I'm flying out to visit my folks in Louisville, and my brother and I will drive from there to Lexington.

(This will be Botcon #3 for me. 1998 and 2004 being the previous ones)

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 01:15 PM

I'll be there - been going since '98. My ninth.
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 01:31 PM

I'll be there, not that I ever manage to run into many 'sparkers.


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Posted 08 September 2006 - 03:22 PM

I am going

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#20 Arkvander


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Posted 08 September 2006 - 03:39 PM

I will most likely be there depending if my wife can go or not. #3 for me