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@  Bass X0 : (16 July 2020 - 09:43 AM)

Circuit-breaker '84, this is Megatron's rubber duck. We've got ourselves a Rodimus Convoy. Do you copy? Over.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2020 - 07:06 AM)

I'm not going to sit here and bicker with you. I've made my point very clear and have nothing more to say on the issue.

@  ▲ndrusi : (16 July 2020 - 07:00 AM)

I can't do anything to prevent hurricanes either but it'd be absurd to suggest I therefore shouldn't talk about them.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2020 - 06:57 AM)

Basically neither you nor I even like South Park anyways so the best you can do is leave it alone rather than suggest it is corrupting hearts and minds.

@  ▲ndrusi : (16 July 2020 - 06:55 AM)

In that case I'm... not sure what the point is?

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2020 - 06:53 AM)

Nobody should be taking their morals from South Park. You can't prevent people from doing it. It's an artistic work with fans. I don't think I'm off-track.

@  ▲ndrusi : (16 July 2020 - 06:51 AM)

As far as I can tell you just of course'd the thing you were poopooing...

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2020 - 06:47 AM)

Also, this is starting to get a bit too serious for the shoutbox (though it already was)

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2020 - 06:47 AM)

"It's that they're internalizing the overall attitude that the writers display through the show's writing." Of course, that's South Park's "artistic" style. It's what South Park's audience wants, and that's okay.

@  ▲ndrusi : (16 July 2020 - 06:47 AM)

You can probably finish the sentence "I got 50% of my sense of humor from" with the name of some fictional work.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2020 - 06:45 AM)

And it still wouldn't be S.W.A.T.'ss or Grey's Anatomy's or South Park's fault.

@  ▲ndrusi : (16 July 2020 - 06:45 AM)

The idea isn't that people are taking South Park's in-universe parody moral lessons seriously (though as Nevermore points out, you can't safely assume that isn't also happening). It's that they're internalizing the overall attitude that the writers display through the show's writing.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2020 - 06:45 AM)

"People say" those people are right, and you should listen to them. We can't protect people from themselves, but you can advise them well.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2020 - 06:27 AM)

So many medical disasters because someone took what they saw on a hospital show at face value.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2020 - 06:25 AM)

So many people who think police and court procedure works like it does in Hollywood, and act accordingly. Sometimes to their own disadvantage, sometimes just to the frustration of well-meaning authorities.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2020 - 06:24 AM)

People say "you shouldn't take your morals from a TV show" all the time, but regardless of how these people want things to work doesn't mean other people aren't doing it anyways.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2020 - 06:01 AM)

And I mean, if you're looking for a 1950s conservative position on something, it's certainly that a TV show is rotting children's minds.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2020 - 06:00 AM)

Conservatives are not hiding under the bed waiting to ruin... uh... Family Guy of all things? And like, nobody should be taking their morals from South Park. Expecting such things is impractical.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

It was just the cartoon with those foul mouthed kids in the UK until that bubble burst after the movie. Reviewers joked the movies target audience would be unable to see it for the rating.

@  Paladin : (15 July 2020 - 05:14 PM)

see also: "South Park." the show that poisoned a generation by teaching them "it's stupid to feel for other people."

@  Rycochet : (15 July 2020 - 11:04 AM)

'Take that! People who care about things!'

@  Rycochet : (15 July 2020 - 11:02 AM)

With Brian, he stopped being the voice of reason and started to be the right wing notion of a liberal, someone who's lazy, pretentious, doesn't work at anything, is every bit as abusive as the rest of the cast and only wins arguments with strawmen.

@  Otaku : (15 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

Of course, I stopped enjoying Family Guy around that time, so my bias is clear. XP

@  Otaku : (15 July 2020 - 10:54 AM)

Is it because they changed or we changed?  Stuff that was charming, or at least, funny at first can get really annoying the longer you know a person... and I find that can go for fictional characters as well.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)


@  Maximus Ambus : (15 July 2020 - 03:45 AM)

One example is Family Guy where around season 8 Brian is suddenly reviled by everyone and has acted way out of character since.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 July 2020 - 03:44 AM)

My least favorite thing in fiction is when it changes hands so you get a author, writer or showrunner who hates a character or messes with a arc/layout.

@  Sabrblade : (14 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

You'll shoot yer eye out, kid.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I shot the sheriff.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 July 2020 - 04:24 PM)

han wasn't even in the movie until later

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 July 2020 - 04:23 PM)

the stormtroopers shot first

@  Sabrblade : (14 July 2020 - 03:33 PM)


@  Paladin : (14 July 2020 - 06:18 AM)

the correct answwer to "who shot first" will always be "Harrison Ford if he ever hears that hugging question again."

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 July 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Han shot first. Plain and simple.

@  -LittleAutob... : (13 July 2020 - 06:21 PM)


@  Bass X0 : (13 July 2020 - 05:26 PM)

"Here's a little---whatever. A little thing. A disclosure. An insight. Revisionism---I've always been fascinated by it. By the idea of a writer going back and altering things. Make no mistake: an edit is a profoundly aggressive act. As Froid once said, we grieve for the murdered word. If you want to get the measure of an author, don't look at what they've left on the page.... look at what they've taken away." -- Rung (MTMTE #28)

@  Verno : (11 July 2020 - 11:20 PM)

2021: :idea :rolleyes :p :D

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:20 PM)

Perfection. :thumbsup

@  Patch : (11 July 2020 - 06:17 PM)

My plans:  :hmm  2020:  :)

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Our plans for 2020 were as amazing as Optimus Prime. But then 2020 came like Hot Rod.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 05:50 PM)


@  Bass X0 : (11 July 2020 - 05:40 PM)

"He who dies with the most toys wins."

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:11 PM)

Hey you, get moving, it's not too far, you're looking good so come as you are. Hey you, you never know what you'll see, when it's through that door with the 73.

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:10 PM)

Hey you, get ready, get on your feet. Get into gear and hit the street.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 12:46 PM)

I recall number 73 (old british show) discussing the Transformers movie and had the presenters trying to transform a few figures, one argued his deflated beach ball was a Transformer too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)


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War for Cybertron: Siege discussion - Walmart Netflix line, Page 440

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#7821 Maximus Ambus

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 01:19 AM

If said individual(s) were also responsible for Flywheels tank/gun flaw, then they'd be fired, badly beaten to death and then ground up into a fine pink powder, namely Torgue's Executive Powder which has a million and one uses.


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Posted 29 August 2019 - 07:04 AM


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Posted 29 August 2019 - 11:26 AM

Anyone else a little surprised they're still using art from Last Knight for their splash page at the end?


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Posted 29 August 2019 - 01:35 PM


Good thing they're fighting on Cyberton, and not their home, Cybertron.

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 02:34 PM

Got my Ratchet I pre ordered from EB Games. He's fantastic!

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 05:10 PM

The commercial was neat


But whats the blunder about Flywheels Tank/gun thing about?

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 01:22 AM

Video reviews from Kevin Liu in Taiwan of 35th Anniversary Bluestreak and Soundblaster.


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Posted 30 August 2019 - 09:08 AM

Bluestreak really does make the best of that mold. It's probably the only Bluestreak I've ever come to close to actually wanting to buy.

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 09:17 AM

I think I want bluestreak because he's so far the only use of the mold that doesn't have tacky cybertronian writing on him. Like, i get it, they haven't been on Earth yet but knowing it just says "POLICE,"  "FIRE DEPARTMENT" or whatever anyway makes it worse for me, if that makes any sense. 

Edited by unluckiness, 30 August 2019 - 09:17 AM.


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Posted 30 August 2019 - 10:48 AM

Not wanting the graphics in general I suppose I can understand (though it would make them even more plain), but I don't see how "police" in English is substantially different than "police" in Cybertronian.

If anything, I guess it makes a little more sense that when they do come to Earth, they step in to the same roles as they filled back home.

Otherwise, Prowl is just some cop fetishist; might as well add a Punisher logo to him.

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 11:15 AM

Maybe he would prefer if there was no writing at all on the figures, Cybertronian or English.

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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 30 August 2019 - 11:34 AM

"Police", "Fire Chief", etc typically get SOME kind of typography consideration though. Even if just an extra outline or the letters raised in an arch.


The Cybertronian on the Siege toys had ZERO consideration other than taking the English words and doing a font swap. And plastering the results wherever. No outlines, no variation. It looks as "lazy" as that is, and most times border on ugly as well. 

Seriously. Whatever Hasbro decides to do in the future for Cybertronian tampographs, they ought still hire some graphic designers to make like a couple dozen Cybertronian glyph fonts for different decoration purposes. It's an okay idea to put that on the toys as a nerdy easter egg, but make it LOOK GOOD too.

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 03:11 PM

The commercial was neat


But whats the blunder about Flywheels Tank/gun thing about?


PotP Flywheels had a minor design flaw. When you fold up his legs to make his tank mode, his waist piece rests against a couple tabs inside his legs. Those tabs are a bit longer than they should be. As a result, his waist doesn't sit quite as low as it's supposed to.


When you try to mount his larger gun as a normal tank barrel, the back end of it actually rests on top of the block on the waist that connects the tank to the jet. Since that's sitting a little too high, it prevents the gun from pegging into position correctly. IIRC, trying to force it in can cause stress marks.


Shaving down those two tabs inside the legs allows everything to fit into position correctly.

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 03:38 PM

Not wanting the graphics in general I suppose I can understand (though it would make them even more plain), but I don't see how "police" in English is substantially different than "police" in Cybertronian.

If anything, I guess it makes a little more sense that when they do come to Earth, they step in to the same roles as they filled back home.

Otherwise, Prowl is just some cop fetishist; might as well add a Punisher logo to him.

Would there even be police in the "right before they leave Cybertron" timeframe? I mean, the Autobots wouldn't exactly be in control of a functioning government structure anymore.

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 03:41 PM

There would've still been Cops at some point though.


Plus there's always military police.


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Posted 30 August 2019 - 04:12 PM

Yeah I figure they at least have folks who used to be police.

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 02:07 AM

Maybe they're big Gordon Sumner Band fans.

Edited by lastmaximal, 31 August 2019 - 02:07 AM.

Virtually every custom as good as the title suggests!

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 02:43 AM

He was just Assigned Cop At Birth
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Posted 31 August 2019 - 05:52 AM

Maybe they're big Gordon Sumner Band fans.

It's an commonly used Cybertronian marking for a person who values their personal space.  Prowl wearing the marks tells someone else "Don't Stand So Close to Me".

Edited by Blot, 31 August 2019 - 05:52 AM.

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 10:17 AM

He was just Assigned Cop At Birth

So, Functionism?

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