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@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.

@  Rycochet : (04 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

The Tim Burton Superman Movie is the DC movie we deserve. It would have Nic Cage in a technosuit punching polarbears.

@  Paladin : (04 December 2019 - 02:59 PM)

Wonder Woman was great. Shazam was amazing. Aquaman... exists.

@  RichardT1977 : (04 December 2019 - 01:54 PM)

TBF, Aquaman and Shazam! were pretty good.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Not a difficult feat.

@  Benbot : (04 December 2019 - 11:50 AM)

You just put more effort into telling a compelling story than all of WB's execs.

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:41 AM)

Cue the flashback to Jonathan, reassuring a terrified child: "What you are is never as important as who you are." Cue Superman's response to Brainiac: "I already know who I am."*John Williams fanfare plays*

@  Cybersnark : (04 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

I don't think we even really need to see Krypton. I'd start with Clark growing up in Kansas, thinking he's normal, and follow him through the development of his powers. There've been enough alternate takes on Krypton that it could actually work as a mystery; is this the pre-Crisis utopia, the sterile science world, or the relic of a fallen empire? Brainiac was there, and he tempts Clark with the knowledge of what he really is.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:12 AM)

First, a Krypton film, ending with baby Kal-El being found on Earth.  Then Supe's early career film, establishing his values... and if Jonothan Kent needs to die, it happens because of something like a heart attack while Clark is savnig folks on the other side of the world.  After we know Clark minimizes property damage and never kills, have Zod & Company show up and force him to make tough choices.

@  Otaku : (04 December 2019 - 11:07 AM)

Man of Steel seems like someone came up with a Superman trilogy and then the execs said "We've got to catch up to Marvel, make it one film!".  I don't mean that based on the film's actual pacing, but because various story beats make more sense to me if they weren't all squished together.

@  Cybersnark : (03 December 2019 - 07:44 PM)

I've been wanting to write a Superman movie trilogy for years; "Man of Steel" (featuring a Terminator-like Brainiac) was going to be first, with "Last Son of Krypton" (featuring the Eradicator) as the sequel and "Man of Tomorrow" (in which Luthor makes his face-heel turn) as the conclusion. Thanks to Snyder I have to re-arrange my titles.

@  Nevermore : (03 December 2019 - 06:15 PM)

I still wish "Man of Steel" had instead been an adaptation of both the John Byrne miniseries of the same name and the Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale miniseries "Superman For All Seasons".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (03 December 2019 - 04:42 PM)

A take I just read: Man of Steel is shot with such a lack of lighting that it is easier to discern what is going on in a porn film.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 December 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Making Soylant is harder then it looks, it's not like the movies, you have to keep whacking and hacking at the ingredient, it'll scream and fight, maybe bite but eventually it will go down.

@  Paladin : (03 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

varies from person to person.

@  Benbot : (03 December 2019 - 11:34 AM)

It's an acquired taste

@  CORVUS : (03 December 2019 - 11:17 AM)

Soylent? Its pretty awful.

@  unluckiness : (03 December 2019 - 02:49 AM)

Depends on your denomination of Christianity

@  Patch : (02 December 2019 - 05:52 PM)

@Benbot Do they have a soy-free version? Like maybe just "Lent?"

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 02:03 PM)

Just occurred to me 'Autobot' Megatron happened in Target 2006.

@  Benbot : (02 December 2019 - 11:48 AM)

have you tried Soylent? It's pretty good! https://soylent.com/

@  Paladin : (02 December 2019 - 10:01 AM)

i prefer free-range human usually. pain in the ass to hunt though...

@  TheMightyMol... : (02 December 2019 - 09:42 AM)

If your human is all bones, you may have purchased a skeleton by accident. Contact your grocer to inquire about exhange policies.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 December 2019 - 09:31 AM)

Vegans are categorised as human therefore just fall under Soylant, they are usually all bones.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:47 PM)

Cause... that latter one is technically all burgers anyway.

@  wonko the sane? : (01 December 2019 - 04:46 PM)

So... a burger made without meat, or a burger made with the meat taken from a vegan?

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 December 2019 - 04:22 PM)

I had a vegan burger last week, this week I'll give a vegan steak a shot.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

a proper paradox would have broken the board. Nice try though.

@  Maximus Ambus : (30 November 2019 - 01:47 AM)

This shout is empty.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (30 November 2019 - 12:01 AM)

I've got the admit. tubi tv is great. It's got a lot of stuff.. Including Super Sentai.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There is frankly no better place to (legally) find schlock on the internet for free than Tubi TV

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:33 PM)

It's got all the graphic violence and gratuitous nudity a late 80s OVA should have.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

Available for free with ads on Tubi TV.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 November 2019 - 10:32 PM)

It's "Goku: Midnight Eye". Originally produced in the late 80s, it apparently wasn't dubbed until the late 90s given Steve Blum was the lead.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 06:38 PM)

The description makes it sound like some high grade, mid 80's shlock. Which, frankly, is my groove.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 November 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Was wondering how long it would take someone to ask.

@  wonko the sane? : (29 November 2019 - 09:58 AM)

okay, it's been like two days so far: what anime is this, cause I'm dying to know.

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 November 2019 - 09:23 PM)

You know you're in for a good time when an old anime starts with a crime lord uses roller skates in his cybernetic legs to skate down the side of the building, launches to a dock and into a getaway boat.

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#101 Blade Raider

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 11:30 PM

The Grail Page 6.

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 08:55 AM

The Grail Page 7:
April 2019 Schedule:
4/4/19: ATTF #44 The Grail Page 8 END
4/11/19: ATTF #45 Speaking Up
4/18/19: ATTF #46 RNA Test
4/25/19: ATTF #48 Attempted Invasion

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 01:46 AM

The Grail Page 8.
Story time because I want to be that guy that talks about finding my grail for way longer than I should knowing it's probably not that interesting. If you don't care, skip to below the line for me rambling about the future of the comic instead.
This comic came about when I got back from LexCon 2016. The Tako Tank had been my grail since Botcon 2006 when I decided I wanted every mold made for Beast Wars, even the wacky stuff. Especially the wacky stuff. After getting pretty much all the US and Neo stuff, the BWII stuff was proving difficult. When prioritizing what I wanted most, the Tako Tank quickly went to the top of my list. It was interesting and unless the Niagara Base, looked like it interacted better with the other toys.
Fast forward to 2016, when I was doing well (at the time, at least) and not sure what I was going to buy at that year's LexCon. I was hanging out at the Captured Prey (CP) booth, having just bought an Astro Megazord from them (came back for the Shockwave and Nightbird used in the comic later), when one of the booth workers returns with a Niagara Base in their arms. My first question to them was where they found that and is there more. He answered that there were no more Niagara Bases, which was fine, but there was a Tako Tank, which was even better.
I'm very thankful for the people working the CP booth that night because not only did they alert me to a Tako Tank, one of them was kind enough to lead me to the booth. Now if you were ever at a Botcon, the dealers room is about the same size most years and Botcon 2006 was in the exact same room that CP's booth was in at LexCon that year. That dealer room was LexCon's secondary dealers room on the 3rd floor. The main dealer room was on the 1st floor and is at least 3 times bigger. It's also about 5 times more crowded.
So they lead me to the booth. I had pass this booth at some point noticing only that they had a case of Transformer prototypes, something I'm not into collecting, but fun to look at. They had the Tako Tank pretty far behind the counter blocked from my view. Mint in box, something I don't care that much about, but in a case like this, it means it's 100% complete. After discussing the price and me rushing back to my hotel room for more money, I got my Tako Tank. I did ask the seller where he got it in such good shape. He said he bought it from a former Kenner employee that was clearing out all his work related toys, including some of the prototypes. Do I believe him? I don't know, but for the purposes of this story I do.
Anyways, that's how I got my Tako Tank, my grail of 10 years. Hope I didn't bore you. Now let's talk about what's next for ATTF.
And Then They Fight 45-49 will be gag strips. 47 was already posted (the Super Bowl one). 48 is special, but I'm not saying how. After that, ATTF 50 will be a return to the TAOWAR storyline. Few notes about that.
I'm reducing "T.A.O.W.A.R.: The Adventures of W. and Raider" to just "TAOWAR." I thought about dropping it completely, but it notes that it's part of a storyline for easier reading, similar to The Grail or Spy Troops (which I do plan to continue).
This will be the Land of Summons story I've always wanted to get around to, but never could. Aside from being a continuation of the TAOWAR storyline, this will be a mostly shelf contained story meant to tie up loose ends and have some fun in the Land of Summons aka Tír na nÓg.
And since this post is one of the longest I've done in a forever, here's the cover of #50. Behold, the main villain of the story that all will strike fear in all!

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 11:26 PM

Now for one of the more dumb jokes I've written this year.

Edited by Blade Raider, 10 April 2019 - 11:26 PM.

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 11:01 PM

This week is a short little comic I've been excited to share for awhile. Enjoy.

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 11:07 PM

Surprise crossover time!


This was done with permission from Iacon45. If you want to check out his comic, you can here:

May 2019 Schedule:
5/2/19: ATFF #49 Self Diagnosis
5/9/19: ATTF #50: Tír na nÓg Cover, Recap, and Page 1
5/16/19: ATTF #50: Tír na nÓg Page 2
5/23/19: ATTF #50: Tír na nÓg Page 3
5/30/19: ATTF #50: Tír na nÓg Page 4

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 08:37 AM

ATTF #49.

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Posted 08 May 2019 - 11:09 PM

Time to start the next story line: #50 TAOWAR: Tír na nÓg. Today I have the cover, recap page, and Page 1 for you guys. This issue is 13 pages long and will be one page a week like Spy Troops was. Enjoy.


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 11:03 AM

TAOWAR: Tír na nÓg Page 2.
Main cast is a much smaller group this time. There's still plenty of new and old faces to see though. Also, I originally had an entire comic planned before this point where Blade recruits everyone and they get a space ship. My goal was to make things more simple and that created needing a lot of new sets that I didn't have. I dropped all of that and just used Gates again as a teleporter.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 11:06 PM

TAOWAR: Tír na nÓg Page 3.
So, slight change of plans. Starting next week, two pages a week. Why the change? I've been thinking about doing this for awhile and now seems like a good time. Part of it is that I think this story is better paced for two pages a week and part of it was me getting far enough ahead in story comics that I felt comfortable doing so.
Updated schedule:
May 2019:
5/30/19: ATTF #50: Tír na nÓg Page 4 and 5
June 2019:
6/6/19: ATTF #50: Tír na nÓg Page 6 and 7
6/13/19: ATTF #50: Tír na nÓg Page 8 and 9
6/20/19: ATTF #50: Tír na nÓg Page 10 and 11
6/27/19: ATTF #50: Tír na nÓg Page 12 and 13
PS Unilla Icequeencone is one of my new favorite characters to write for. You'll get to see why next week.

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 11:22 PM

TAOWAR: Tír na nÓg Pages 4 and 5.
As promised, two pages starting this week and two pages going forward. Of the new characters introduced in this storyline, Unilla Icequeencone is easily my favorite. She's a proper royal type that can turn into a teenager at a drop of a hat. She's so much fun to write.

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 11:39 PM

TAOWAR: Tír na nÓg pages 6 and 7.
At one point I was going to have Blade summon Shortround and ride him like he has in the past, but given the setting introducing Snowcat was the better choice. Next week: Rippersnapper attacks!

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 11:02 PM

TAOWAR: Tír na nÓg pages 8 and 9.
Today we get to know Rippersnapper a little bit. He has some Wolverine in him. Mainly the "bubs." Also got a small cameo by King Toots, though for purposes of this joke, it's just a roll of toilet paper.

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 10:19 AM

TAOWAR: Tír na nÓg pages 10 and 11.
In an earlier scripted Claw Jaw was the guide character at the beginning. That role ended up going to Nega-Gnome. Brought in Claw Jaw here because I saw a place to bring him into the story for the things I wanted to do with him.

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 09:48 PM

TAOWAR: Tír na nÓg pages 12, 13, and 14.
Cliffhanger! You all probably saw this coming, but this is a multiparter. The rest of the story is already completed. The next part will be 27 pages long (not including cover or recap) and will be posted 2 pages a week like the first part.
I mentioned that I suddenly added a page earlier in the week. Originally page 13 was the first panel of the current page 13 and the last panel of the current page 14. I added the extra page because I realized I glossed over some minor things I shouldn't have and this was the best place to fix it.
The story will continue in August in ATTF #55 TAOWAR: War For Tír na nÓg Siege. In the meantime, July will be a month of one off random silliness. It's going to be a fun time.
July 2019 Schedule:
7/4/19: ATTF #51 Dammit Shinji! (Not That Shinji)
7/11/19: ATTF #52 He Who Smelt It
7/18/19: ATTF #53 To the Dynamax
7/25/19: ATTF #54 Birth of the Fantastic Double Prime Pages 1-5
PS Little early this week. I want to get to bed early tonight.

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 09:29 PM

ATTF #51
I finally finished Kamen Rider Ryuki this year on my 3rd attempt. Seeing as it was the 3rd attempt, you might guessed I'm not big on the show. I enjoyed things about it, but as a whole it just doesn't work for me. Ouji is cool. Anyways, I just wanted to poke some fun at it. I might make a comic of my grievances with this show if I can ever find a punchline for it.

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 08:26 PM

ATTF #52

Small part of me hates myself for making a JoJo reference. But mostly happy to use BotBots in more randomness.

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 11:57 PM

ATTF #53
This makes the 4th Lord Zedd figure I've used in my comics.

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 08:31 AM

ATTF 54.






This was a strange idea I had one day and ran with it.

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Posted 01 August 2019 - 09:27 AM

Time to start the second part of the Tír na nÓg story in ATTF #55.





August 2019 Schedule:
8/1/19: ATTF #55 War for Tír na nÓg Siege Cover, recap, Pages 1-2
8/8/19: ATTF #55 War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 3-4
8/15/19: ATTF #55 War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 5-6
8/22/19: ATTF #55 War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 7-8
8/29/19: ATTF #55 War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 9-10

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