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@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (04 August 2020 - 10:16 AM)

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 10:02 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 3-4

Page 4 is one of my favorites of this story just because I was able to put in that Claw Jaw and Nega-Gnome joke.

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 10:10 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 5-6

All of Blade's past summons appear in this comic except 2. Shortround is actually there, but got cropped out. He's on the top level of the castle. Seaspray isn't present for reasons.

Why yes, the first thing I did with Weaponizers was attempt a battle wheelchair. Because I had no ideas for a name and it was a hodgepodge to begin with, I just made up a file name that reflects some of my nonsensical file names.

Next week the fun begins with a 2 page spread.

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 12:34 PM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 7-8

Two page spread this week, so just the one image. Wanted to do a big battle page just to see what I could do. Probably worked on this one page more than any other in this story.

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 12:17 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 9-10.


These pages are just me having fun.

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 07:15 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 11-12.


Two of my favorite pages. I actually decided to do this battle because I wanted to do page 11. I've been dying to make page 12 forever because underside down submarine equals gun will never not be funny to me.

#126 Blade Raider

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 08:18 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 13-14.


Back in the old TAOWAR comics Empp would cast spells in Latin through a Predacon font. Now it's English instead of Latin, but I believe it's the same font (the Pred font on the TFWiki). Hoping the visuals are 3nough to guess what the spells are.

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Posted 19 September 2019 - 08:15 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 15-16.


Behold, my awful attempt at a haiku. Just one shark left. It's final boss time now.

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Posted 26 September 2019 - 07:31 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 17-18.



Things are getting dark now.

#129 Blade Raider

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 08:27 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 19-20.



So this is when I decided Blade can still use Flash Step while in his chair. Just because I wanted to cut off Hellscream's tail off. Plop Father is out of the picture now. Probably should've done that sooner.

#130 Blade Raider

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 08:35 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 21-22.


Why yes, it is Chekhov's gun time.

#131 Blade Raider

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 09:27 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 23-25.




So the new Seacons were revealed soon after I had committed to this scene. I couldn't wait for their release, so I went to the trouble of using the G1 toy.

#132 Blade Raider

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Posted 24 October 2019 - 11:01 AM

War for Tír na nÓg Siege Pages 26-27.


First and foremost, yes I did just set up another tournament arc. No, it is not planned to be the next arc.

Secondly, this wraps up really fast for a reason. I had a longer ending planned, but then it became it's own little story. I'll be posting that in November either all at once or in two halves.

Lastly, for King Poseidon I decided to make him a one mind, multiple bodies character just for fun.

Next week is on Halloween, so a little something relating to Halloween is in order.

#133 Blade Raider

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 10:12 AM

ATTF #56
Happy Halloween all! I know it's more of a Xmas joke, but it was the best I had this year.
November 2019 Schedule (tentative):
11/7/19: ATTF #57 Pressing Question
11/14/19: ATTF #58 Tír na nÓg Epilogue 1-4
11/21/19: ATTF #58 Tír na nÓg Epilogue 5-9
11/28/19: ATTF #59 Ultra Gear
This might change. I might decide to post all of the epilogue at once and use the other week for a couple of bios.

Edited by Blade Raider, 31 October 2019 - 10:16 AM.

#134 Blade Raider

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 10:16 AM

ATTF #57

This was joke I had come up with while making the Tír na nÓg story, but there wasn't a good place for it.

Anyways, got an update to the schedule.

Updated November 2019 Schedule:
11/7/19: ATTF #57 Pressing Question
11/14/19: ATTF #58 Tír na nÓg Epilogue 1-9
11/21/19: ATTF #59 Ultra Gear
11/28/19: ATTF #60 Diagnosis Aid

Next week is the epilogue. I think the epilogue turned out better than the storyline itself, so I'm looking forward to sharing that. Also if I have time I'll talk about the Tír na nÓg story as a whole.

#135 Blade Raider

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 11:31 AM

ATTF #58 Tír na nÓg Epilogue Pages 1-9.










And the Tír na nÓg story arc comes to a close. First and foremost, I love this Epilogue and wish I had thought of it sooner so that I could've written the rest of the story around it. In hindsight I see a much better story where the beginning speeds up to Ceus getting hurt, then the middle is the Epilogue, and then the final part is the big battle where summoning Ceus is the big summon. It ended up being to late to accommodate that and even if I changed direction midway through I wouldn't have had time to make said changes due to life. 

That said, I had fun and that's the most important thing. The things I enjoyed making the most were  the whole Epilogue including exploring the characters and the Element system, the big battle scene including the 2 page spread and the little one off jokes, and pretty much any scene with Unilla in it.

Anyways, I may be taking a break soon. After November I am out of comics to post. May make something between now and December, but no promises. I'd like to finish out the year if I can.

Next week is back to random Transformers jokes.

#136 Blade Raider

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Posted 21 November 2019 - 09:44 AM

ATTF 59. Finally back to random Transformer jokes.


#137 Blade Raider

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 01:01 PM

ATTF #60. More Ratchet silliness.

Posting a day early since tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I might not have time to post.

#138 Blade Raider

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Posted 05 December 2019 - 09:04 PM

No new comic this week, but I did remember I have some new profile pages to share, Claw Jaw and Terragator. Hope you get some enjoyment from them.
I may try to update the pictures in Terragator's when I can. I got repair parts at TFCon and haven't been able to take new pictures. Anyways, I am on hiatus until I have new stuff to share. That might be next week, that might be months from now, I don't know. I do have a few one offs written, so I'm hoping to be back sooner rather than later.

Edited by Blade Raider, 05 December 2019 - 09:23 PM.

#139 Blade Raider

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 01:09 PM

Hoping to finish out the year if I can, but playing it by ear.

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 01:23 PM

ATTF 62. This one may make bath time more fun.
Plan to post a little earlier next week, probably Monday or Tuesday, as I have a little Christmas comic.

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