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@  Pennpenn : (17 October 2018 - 07:33 AM)

I was at work when it happened I guess.

@  Paladin : (17 October 2018 - 07:18 AM)

disappeared completely up its own asshole.

@  Pennpenn : (17 October 2018 - 02:14 AM)

Youtube was gone?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 11:53 PM)

I actually agree with you MEDdMI, or at least be creative. x.x

@  MEDdMI : (16 October 2018 - 11:29 PM)

Death threats are boring. Get to know the person, then torment them with stuff that really gets under their skin. *evil grin*

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2018 - 10:18 PM)

YouTube is back!

@  Waspinator : (16 October 2018 - 09:55 PM)

Remind yourself that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer.

@  RichardT1977 : (16 October 2018 - 09:27 PM)

BTW for the three of you who haven't discovered yet, YouTube is down.

@  Telly : (16 October 2018 - 08:05 PM)

maybe this is that persons first death threat, and the creativity will come with more experiance

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 06:14 PM)

Nah. Or at least not near as creative as some of them I've got. This one was a basic "If I ever see you IRL I'll slit you're throat."

@  wonko the sane? : (16 October 2018 - 06:00 PM)

was it at least a creative threat?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (16 October 2018 - 01:07 PM)

Speaking of which.. Got a deaththeat today on an other messageboard. :D

@  Shockwave 75 : (16 October 2018 - 07:14 AM)

Arguing with an idiot is like playing chess with a pidgeon; no matter what you do it's going to shit on the board and strut around like it won.

@  Pennpenn : (16 October 2018 - 05:48 AM)

Well, there is also the fact that the person you're arguing against won't accept the authority as neutral (or valid or credible) unless they agree with everything that person says.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 October 2018 - 05:35 AM)

Never argue with idiots. They'll drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2018 - 05:21 AM)

Anyone who's ever argued with dumbasses on the internet knows how stubborn and persistent they can be. Dozens of people can tell them they're wrong, and they' just stick their fingers in their ears and go "na na can't hear you!"

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2018 - 05:19 AM)

Especially if its a bet about an objective truth. Chances are, you provide overwhelming evidence for your position, the dumbass won't accept your evidence or will just change the rules and then claim the money you allegedly owe him.

@  Nevermore : (16 October 2018 - 05:17 AM)

I've just been reminded of a life lesson: Never take a bet with a dumbass unless there's a neutral authority accepted by both sides that will decide on the winner.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 October 2018 - 03:42 AM)

Peace was never an option.

@  Waspinator : (16 October 2018 - 02:03 AM)

The war between the cerapods and the theropods continues to the modern era

@  Waspinator : (15 October 2018 - 11:51 PM)

The parrot, once I stopped pressing the button on the toy. It might have gone on forever otherwise.

@  Foffy : (15 October 2018 - 11:43 PM)

Depends. Who won?

@  Waspinator : (15 October 2018 - 11:37 PM)

Should I be worried that my 40-year-old parrot got into a roaring contest with a Jurassic World toy?

@  Paladin : (15 October 2018 - 04:38 PM)

was the bride's name Sarah Connor?

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 October 2018 - 04:38 PM)

A sawed off shotgun is fairly easy to conceal. Of course, they're also illegal.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (15 October 2018 - 04:19 PM)

Maybe they wear a really, really baggy coat.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2018 - 04:10 PM)

I don't wanna think about the body type where a SHOTGUN is concealed carry.

@  MEDdMI : (15 October 2018 - 04:08 PM)

"If there any objections-" *Both sides pull out ridiculous amounts of weapons against each other*

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 October 2018 - 03:57 PM)

Someone else quips in the comments, "I have heard of a shotgun wedding, but this is ridiculous!"

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 October 2018 - 03:57 PM)

I saw a random shipost on Facebook. Evidently, there are people in the U.S. who have to ask wedding guests not to bring their concealed-carry weapons.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 October 2018 - 07:09 AM)

Hey.. I tried to say that google game streaming actually works pretty good... Now if that's depressing, that's a WHOLE nother ball of wax. ;D

@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2018 - 06:29 AM)

The box is being used exactly as it was meant to: for random conversation. If it's depressing it's because the group whom use it is neither oblivious or stupid and we happen to be discussing depressing things.

@  fourteenwings : (15 October 2018 - 12:27 AM)

I'm starting to feel like the box is being used in lieu of actual serious threads (not to be terrible but seeing this as soon as you get on the forums is depressing).

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 October 2018 - 10:35 PM)

It's shameful that randos in richer countries pretend like it's not happening.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 October 2018 - 10:35 PM)

Small island countries are already sinking below sea level and being consumed by the ocean.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:28 PM)

Which is why poorer countries are some of the ones most worried at this point, I imagine. Wealthy countries like the US, Canada, etc won't feel the effects nearly as soon

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2018 - 10:05 PM)

Realistically: there doesn't have to be truly catastrophic impacts to screw us all over. Frequent enough storms will disrupt our infrastructure, which will hobble our ability to rebuild quickly and cause pretty big backslides in quality of life. I don't mean "oh no, I can't charge my iphone", more like "dysentery is as common as the flu because the resources just aren't there to clean the water anymore".

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:03 PM)

If no, then procrastinate some more

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 10:03 PM)

Well, the most important question: is it going to stop me getting some drive thru at McDonald's?

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2018 - 09:21 PM)

It's kinda nuts seeing insurance ads tell everyone multiple 500-year storms a year is the new normal, but the general attitude over is still at best *shrug*.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 October 2018 - 08:18 PM)

Sad thing is... Boomers are still leaving their vile taint on a lot of the younger generation.

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 08:08 PM)

Certainly the boomers won't live to see it, and they're the worst generation for not giving a shit

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 08:08 PM)

We're seeing some of it, yeah, but very likely all the truly catastrophic impacts will hit once most of us are dead

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2018 - 07:46 PM)

Stupid thing is: We ARE seeing results in our lifetime, but it's still slow enough that we, as a culture, are willing to ignore it despite what the scientists are saying.

@  MEDdMI : (14 October 2018 - 07:41 PM)

Captain Planet we need you

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 07:30 PM)

As long as nothing interrupts their morning latte and consumer-driven lifestyles, they're good

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2018 - 07:26 PM)

Because humans are notoriously bad at caring about things they don't see happening within their lifetimes

@  Shrug : (14 October 2018 - 06:09 PM)

And no one else in my class cared. None of my teachers cared. My parents didn't care.

@  Shrug : (14 October 2018 - 06:08 PM)

One of my more frustrating memories regarding Climate Change is from when I was in 2nd grade in 1996. My poor redneck middle-of-nowhere school had a decade old science textbook written so a 2nd grader could read it and it had enough about the impending Global Warming that I was worried as a 6 year old.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2018 - 04:45 PM)

Plus a MUCH higher chance of lake effect snow: since milder means the great lakes will take that much longer to freeze over.


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#1 Jalaguy

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 03:18 AM

Discuss the issue here!

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 05:39 AM

This was pretty gripping.  Lots of great character interactions and intrigue surrounding Onyx and Liege.

 

I hope the fact that Ramulus and Gnashteeth were consistently in the background and had no lines doesn't mean they're limited to cameos.  Also, it seems like Scoop completely backslid from his characterisation from just last issue.

 

I'm all of a sudden struck by an urge to grab my Marvel Legends Loki, put him under a basket, and put Legends Seaspray and Beachcomber in front of it.



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 07:56 AM

That was really good but Im confused by the ending. Was Soundwave a bomb?

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 09:00 AM

I think someone just detonated a bomb, and Onyx thinks Soundwave did

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 09:29 AM

Hey, it's Seaspray!


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 12:47 PM

Alpha Trion working out what Onyx is up to and then immediately dying before he can say it out loud is incredibly cruel and I love it.

The mention of "what you are" has me thinking back in the "he's a Herald" direction...

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 04:09 PM

I hope the fact that Ramulus and Gnashteeth

 

There's no reason to think that's his name here, is there?



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 04:55 PM

I enjoyed the first part of this immensely, Onyx continues to be very interesting, despite it still being hard to know what to make of him. At best he wants Cybertronians to be self-sufficient, at worst he's a Cybertronian supremacist (if not necessarily a techno-supremacist?). And we get a lot of cool cameos like Ramulus, BW Megatron, Beachcomber and Seaspray.

 

The end though, ugh. I like Zama's art and Barber's been doing some good writing here, but what happened here was exceptionally poorly communicated. I suppose the idea is that a bomb of some sort hits the council chamber and kills Alpha Trion, with Oynx deciding to pin it on Soundwave (who had just burst in angrily) and Liege?



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 06:04 PM

Yeah, that whole sequence was not clear, which it really ought to be if it's doing something as significant as killing Alpha Trion. 

 

But who cares? Seaspray! 


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 06:12 PM

I thought Soundwave was literally the bomb, like Liege had somehow turned his powers into a sonic weapon like in the Delphi arc of MTMTE.



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 06:23 PM

So, I've seen some people who seem to believe that

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 06:25 PM

So, I've seen some people who seem to believe that

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 06:30 PM

See, if Onyx is Maximo's puppet, the way I see it is that it's nothing new.

 

After all, LAST TIME Onyx made a big entry, he brought Maximo along for the ride for some reason...


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 06:48 PM

 

I hope the fact that Ramulus and Gnashteeth

 

There's no reason to think that's his name here, is there?

 

No, but it would be fantastic if he is named and that's what they use.

 

 

Alpha Trion dying hurt me, so much knowledge and history dying with him.

 

I'm glad Optimus finally admitted that maybe Galvatron isn't the most reliable voice to believe when it comes to Onyx.

 

It's too bad neither Airazor or Tigatron interacted with Onyx, maybe next chapter.



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 06:58 PM

See, if Onyx is Maximo's puppet, the way I see it is that it's nothing new.
 
After all, LAST TIME Onyx made a big entry, he brought Maximo along for the ride for some reason...

That seems difficult to reconcile with Liege being locked up for 4 million or so years. Onyx was clearly busy doing stuff in the interim.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 07:05 PM

 

 

I hope the fact that Ramulus and Gnashteeth

 

There's no reason to think that's his name here, is there?

 

No, but it would be fantastic if he is named and that's what they use.

 

 

I mean, it wouldn't, because all it would be, would be "heh heh BWU reference," when BWU itself has the character talk about how bad of a fit the name is for him.


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#17 Creedence

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 07:11 PM

Right. I think the two real options are: He just has the same name, like how Megatron just has nearly the same name as Megatronus. Or we get a "From now on, call me... Megatron." scene with no past name given.

If he turns out to be anything more than a background cameo. I'm not hopeful.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 07:32 PM

 

 

 

I hope the fact that Ramulus and Gnashteeth

 

There's no reason to think that's his name here, is there?

 

No, but it would be fantastic if he is named and that's what they use.

 

 

I mean, it wouldn't, because all it would be, would be "heh heh BWU reference," when BWU itself has the character talk about how bad of a fit the name is for him.

 

Well that's true, I just found it to be a good Pre-Megatron name for him, I don't feel like it would make sense for one of Onyx's troops to have a variation of Megatronus.

 

 

Heh, I just realized this "Beast Megatron" is a Maximal.



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 07:51 PM

Or we get a "From now on, call me... Megatron." scene with no past name given.

 

This should be the standard for any and all versions of Beast Wars Megatron. I never wanted to know his original name, no.



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 08:01 PM

 

Or we get a "From now on, call me... Megatron." scene with no past name given.

 

This should be the standard for any and all versions of Beast Wars Megatron. I never wanted to know his original name, no.

 

Problem is, he has to either start having already taken the name (like the cartoon), or we have to see the story building up to the name change (like BWU). You can't have people just calling him "Hey, You".





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