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@  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.

@  Rycochet : (20 October 2018 - 04:42 AM)

You helped destroy western democracy, but hey, at least no-one can accuse you of bias... Oh wait, they did, still do, and are going to keep doing so as long as you report facts.

@  Rycochet : (20 October 2018 - 04:39 AM)

Hillary was a good choice to run against Trump, the big problem was the media crawling all over themselves to try and push the idea of fairness, and threw her under the bus to do so. Any hint of impropriety was treated as being exactly the same as actual proven criminal acts by Trump in order to avoid being seen as biased... and at the end of it all, he turned around and bit them for doing so because that's who he is.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:37 AM)

Many right-wingers are using its name as part of our version of the term "libtards": "Left-green filthy".

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:35 AM)

It's the only of the "established" parties (it's almost 40 years old at this point) that has remained true to its principles.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:34 AM)

Meanwhile, some uplifting news from Germany: While our big parties are rapidly losing voters, and our new "we're not really extreme" right-wing party is gaining voters, there is one other party that is scoring massive points, both in polls and the recent Bavarian state election: The Green Party.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:33 AM)

I still think having Hillary run against Drumpf was a bad choice.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 03:32 AM)

Well on the bright side, we know more people voted for HIllary than the cheeto.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:31 AM)

I guess many a prepper might have also voted for the person most likely to bring about the end of society they are waiting for.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:28 AM)

Now let that sink in, and then think about how many people voted for Agent Orange.

@  Nevermore : (20 October 2018 - 03:27 AM)

Elected officials often represent how the voters either view themselves, or how they would like to be.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 October 2018 - 12:21 AM)

Well I had 8 people watching my stream at one time tonight.. I call that a success...

@  Telly : (19 October 2018 - 11:08 PM)

my latest order from tfsource is coming from pennsylvania. all other ones have come from vegas (or thereabouts). did they move? is there a convention in pennsylvania theyre at and shipped from there?

@  MEDdMI : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 PM)

Unless it's the main cast of Persona 5.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 PM)

I realize there is a certain irony in my vocabulary selection there.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 October 2018 - 10:01 PM)

People who admire public thieves and tricksters are.....sad.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Ah damn it, need to go get some new headphones.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2018 - 06:21 PM)

Power was out for most of the day, and now a boil water advisory. Been a great day so far...

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:31 PM)

Bottom line, he reminds them alternatively of all the con men they grew up with watching on television (i.e. televangelists) or their favorite character from the Bible (i.e. Old Testament God).

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:30 PM)

Bill Maher gave an excellent explanation for why the Religious Right loves Trump so much.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2018 - 05:02 PM)

"NOOOO said the man in washington! It's belongs to the poor!"... oh boy was he wrong.

@  Paladin : (19 October 2018 - 04:34 PM)

see also Andrew Ryan

@  RichardT1977 : (19 October 2018 - 03:18 PM)

Also, "Big Father" has almost all the benefits of "Big Brother", but with none of the drawbacks.

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2018 - 02:22 PM)

I'd go with "moron", personally.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 10:02 AM)

Why not both?

@  Benbot : (19 October 2018 - 09:56 AM)

I think she was a psychopath.

@  Echowarrior : (19 October 2018 - 09:50 AM)

Ayn Rand was a pretentious bitch.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 October 2018 - 09:31 AM)

But Sven makes way more sense now

@  Noideaforaname : (19 October 2018 - 09:30 AM)

Man, watching the original Voltron cartoon for the first time is so weird after having only seen the Netflix reboot.

@  D.M : (19 October 2018 - 09:09 AM)

+They don't really give a crap about God. All their religious talk is just part of the mask. They wanna look like the ideal citizen (what they consider that to be) - the most Christian of all Christians, the most patriotic of all patriots, etc.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 08:13 AM)

That's because she was also greedy, heartless, and despised the poor, which is something the right often loves more than God.

@  RichardT1977 : (19 October 2018 - 07:55 AM)

I find it rather amusing that the party of the Religious Right sees wisdom in a woman who hated the notion of God almost as much as she hated and feared the idea of being part of a family.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:39 AM)

However, another big issue is cultural differences. We do have a sense of humor, it's just different than in other cultures because it is a product of a different culture. Simply put, what you might find incredibly funny is considered unfunny by Germans... and vice versa.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:38 AM)

It's actually a multi-faceted issue. Yes, some Germans are incredibly devoid of humor, although those people exist in other countries too. I have no ideas regarding statistics, but these people exist.

@  Nevermore : (19 October 2018 - 05:37 AM)

So, about this long-standing stereotype that "Germans have no sense of humor"...

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 October 2018 - 03:49 AM)

I got enough Rand fighting my way through the Sword of Truth series. I can't imagine trying to read the original work.

@  Pennpenn : (19 October 2018 - 02:39 AM)

All the people who like Rand should go live in a big underwater city. I cannot foresee anything that could go wrong with such a scenario.

@  MidnightFox : (19 October 2018 - 01:13 AM)

Everyone needs to stop reading Rand

@  Tieria Prime : (18 October 2018 - 10:54 PM)

Gotten a new Gundam gunpla toy model kit 

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 October 2018 - 09:47 PM)

Ugh it's ridiculous how some people worship Rand's ideas.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2018 - 09:07 PM)

That's one of the things the old cable companies got right: Only one or two options per area. The illusion of choice.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2018 - 08:48 PM)

business types need to stop reading Ayn Rand.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2018 - 07:29 PM)

The streaming services are starting to get too saturated and start canabilising each other.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 October 2018 - 06:50 PM)

Good thing I never bought into VRV...Funimation is pulling out. And I got into HiDive at $4 a month.

@  Echowarrior : (18 October 2018 - 10:21 AM)

The restauraunt messes up your food, you complain to customer service. Complain to 911 when you get food poisoning from said food.

@  MEDdMI : (18 October 2018 - 07:59 AM)

Ugh. I hate people sometimes.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2018 - 04:00 AM)

I mean, white people are calling the cops on black people for random shit lately, it appears.

@  Pennpenn : (18 October 2018 - 02:49 AM)

It's not that surprising that some people freaked out enough over Youtube being down that they'd call emergency services. I mean, I've heard of at least one instance of someone calling 911 because the restaurant didn't make a cheeseburger to their liking.


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#1 Wildwade

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 05:25 PM

What are some things or characters that haven't been tackled in IDW in years that you'd like to see come back into the spotlight (or Spotlight, as the case may be) or otherwise addressed?

 

Some of mine-

 

* The Throttlebots.  Where they at?  Does Goldbug know that Bumblebee was biting off his look for awhile there?

 

* For that matter, Sixshot.  What's he been doing?  I assume with the new toy coming, he should be showing up again within the next year or so.

 

* Thunderwing.  What happened to him?  Is he sealed up somewhere on Cybertron?  Is there any chance he can be removed from that shell or revived?

 

* Scourge.  Did he die during Chaos with the rest of the Sweeps?

 

* Banzaitron.  Is he still out there?  What happened to the Decepticon Secret Service?

 

 



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Posted 19 November 2016 - 05:42 PM

In time they might address these issues but I also agree Sixshot is likely to make a return appearance because of his new toy, Thunderwing, hopefully when he returns evenly it be epic, I can see the upcoming Black shadow toy being retooled into Thunderwing as well as Overlord, it wouldn't be hard to change Black shadow much, a retool of the chest and a different head and voila, one Thunderwing


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Posted 19 November 2016 - 05:52 PM

What are some things or characters that haven't been tackled in IDW in years that you'd like to see come back into the spotlight (or Spotlight, as the case may be) or otherwise addressed?

 

Some of mine-

 

* The Throttlebots.  Where they at?  Does Goldbug know that Bumblebee was biting off his look for awhile there?

 

* For that matter, Sixshot.  What's he been doing?  I assume with the new toy coming, he should be showing up again within the next year or so.

 

* Thunderwing.  What happened to him?  Is he sealed up somewhere on Cybertron?  Is there any chance he can be removed from that shell or revived?

 

* Scourge.  Did he die during Chaos with the rest of the Sweeps?

 

* Banzaitron.  Is he still out there?  What happened to the Decepticon Secret Service?

 

 

I wouldn't be surprised if they brought Bumblebee back by saying Goldbug is an amnesic Bumblebee sent to the past.

 

Sixshot: who knows.

 

Thunderwing: probably dead

 

Scourge: Barber said he died in TF VS Joe's back up pages.

 

Banzai-Tron: The most recent mention of him was in MTMTE, but only that he was responsible for the making of the List or something like that.


 

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 05:53 PM

This is like the third or fourth time I've asked this, but where the heck did Wheelie and Garnak disappear to? 



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Posted 19 November 2016 - 06:00 PM

Other than whatever happened to Sixshot, the only thing that comes to mind is what the deal was with those Quintesson paintings at the end of Spotlight Wheelie, though it seems more and more like we might be getting some follow up on that soon.

 

I guess also maybe whatever happened to the Magnificence? Something that can answer any and all questions about the universe seems like it should've been used for more than just Hot Rod asking if Doubledealer is a traitor.



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Posted 19 November 2016 - 06:02 PM

* Thunderwing.  What happened to him?  Is he sealed up somewhere on Cybertron?  Is there any chance he can be removed from that shell or revived?

 

Wasn't he dead by the time of Stormbringer, and the shell was basically running on its own?



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Posted 19 November 2016 - 06:03 PM

Where are the Monstructor Six?

 

What's Scorponok up to?

 

How is it that Mirage and/or Ironhide can see the future in visions?

 

Where are Lockdown's Titan Hunters?

 

How is it that Megatron's Decepticons acquired Metroplex's spacebridge tech but Metroplex lived to tell the tale?


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Posted 19 November 2016 - 06:09 PM

John Barber said at one point in a q&a I believe that Sixshot is just living his life in space.

 

Also, while not technically an unanswered question, I would like to see that unreleased Punch series get its due.



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Posted 19 November 2016 - 06:15 PM

What's Scorponok up to?

 

How is it that Mirage and/or Ironhide can see the future in visions?

Scorponok got arrested by Magnus at the end of Maximum Dinobots so he's presumably imprisoned. Though Grimlock and Shockwave were arrested alongside him and they both ended up at Garrus 9, so who knows.

 

As for Mirage's visions, didn't Combiner Wars have some sort of handwavy explanation for those? And Ironhide's seem like they could just be chalked up to Vector Sigma-y magic.



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Posted 19 November 2016 - 06:51 PM

Where's Windcharger?

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 07:17 PM

 

* Thunderwing.  What happened to him?  Is he sealed up somewhere on Cybertron?  Is there any chance he can be removed from that shell or revived?

 

Wasn't he dead by the time of Stormbringer, and the shell was basically running on its own?

 

 

There was that flash of memories he had about Megatron rejecting his proposals and such.  No one could detect any activity within his shell after it ran out of Ultra-Energon though.

 

We never found out what happened to Thunderwing after Revelation though.  Furman just kind of off-handedly said he was probably quietly executed...which would imply he was still alive.



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Posted 19 November 2016 - 07:25 PM

John Barber said at one point in a q&a I believe that Sixshot is just living his life in space.
 


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Posted 19 November 2016 - 07:32 PM

Sixshot settled down, got hitched, and is currently raising a son who's determined to make good where his Decepticon father went bad.

Edited by unitremover, 19 November 2016 - 07:33 PM.


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Posted 19 November 2016 - 07:33 PM

Where's Windcharger?

 

I asked this of JRo the other day on his Twitter Q&A. He said it was good point. So hopefully he'll get thrown into a crowd scene somewhere.



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Posted 19 November 2016 - 07:33 PM

This is like the third or fourth time I've asked this, but where the heck did Wheelie and Garnak disappear to? 


Well, we know they were at least back on Cybertron at one point, because Prime got the Skyroller back from them.

It'd be neat if they showed up in OP, not least because a giant orc-man wandering about Earth trying to interact with human-sized stuff has excellent comedy potential.

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 07:39 PM

So what was going on in Prowl's head when he kept calling everyone "Scrapper?"


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Posted 19 November 2016 - 07:39 PM

 

This is like the third or fourth time I've asked this, but where the heck did Wheelie and Garnak disappear to? 


Well, we know they were at least back on Cybertron at one point, because Prime got the Skyroller back from them.

It'd be neat if they showed up in OP, not least because a giant orc-man wandering about Earth trying to interact with human-sized stuff has excellent comedy potential.

 

 

If Garnak is on Earth, the next logical step is for him to go team up with D0C, Buster, and Bob.



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Posted 19 November 2016 - 07:42 PM

So what was going on in Prowl's head when he kept calling everyone "Scrapper?"

 

It's never been made explicit, but I think Scrapper's consciousness was lingering in the Devastator hive-mind.  Or the other five are obsessed with avenging or reviving him, which passed onto Prowl.

 

I'd imagine Barber was (or still is) working towards Scrapper's consciousness possessing Scoop.


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Posted 19 November 2016 - 07:46 PM

The whole nosebleeds/Scrapper thing was addressed, wasn't it? The idea being that combining with the same bunch of people regularly - at least the way they were doing it - turns your brain to mush and erodes your individuality.

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 08:05 PM

The whole nosebleeds/Scrapper thing was addressed, wasn't it? The idea being that combining with the same bunch of people regularly - at least the way they were doing it - turns your brain to mush and erodes your individuality.


Yeah, and setting up the question of how much Optimus is being influenced by the traces of Prowl in his mind. It doesn't seem it was ever about bringing back Scrapper.



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