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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 18 April 2018 - 12:39 AM

Discuss the issue here!

This may or may not be available at any given comic shop today, but definitely does seem to be coming out on comiXology.

Edited by Jalaguy, 18 April 2018 - 12:43 AM.


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 12:41 AM

I'm sorry.

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 12:55 AM

Barber, you magnificent bastard.

 

You truly have the power of the Primes.


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 12:56 AM

Barber, you magnificent bastard.

 

You truly have the power of the Primes.

 

I think we all know who Barber voted for in that poll!



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Posted 18 April 2018 - 01:49 AM

Oh, hi Rabum Alal!



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Posted 18 April 2018 - 02:02 AM

You know, I cant help but shake the feeling that theres some plot hole I hadnt noticed that Barber went to all this trouble to solve in the most unexpected way possible.

Edited by Master Fwiffo, 18 April 2018 - 02:03 AM.

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 02:03 AM

"Everything... falls. Everything falls into place. An endless chain. No, a circle. A circle within a circle within the same circle... endless and forever. I see the future." -- Shockwave, The Transformers: Dark Cybertron #1 (2013)

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 02:14 AM

You know, I cant help but shake the feeling that theres some plot hole I hadnt noticed that Barber went to all this trouble to solve in the most unexpected way possible.

 

"Why do Megatron and Megatronus have such similar names despite barely anyone on Cybertron knowing about the latter?"



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Posted 18 April 2018 - 02:17 AM

This just raises some really big questions as to what's up with Bumblebee, now.


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 02:26 AM

I'm wondering if Bumblebee has been splintered into different aspects throughout time and space, some of which don't even remember being Bumblebee, and that they'll need to all be brought together to make him whole again.

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 02:45 AM

Dreamwave: Shockwave caused everything

IDW: hold my beer



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Posted 18 April 2018 - 02:47 AM

How much have we had solved with this issue?

 

  • why Onyx is associated with black holes
  • why Megatronus and Megatron have similar names
  • why Liege and Megatronus "betrayed" Solus
  • possibly why fake Onyx appears to stand on two legs
  • why Soundwave couldn't read Liege or Onyx's minds earlier
  • why a bunch of stuff Alpha Trion has spouted was questionable information
  • how Shockwave had any confidence in launching the Regenesis missiles at specific destinations
  • Elonia really has had Cybertronian artifacts crash

After reading #17 and #18, I went back and noticed that in #14, the Darksyde can be barely glimpsed as the ship of the marauding Maximals in Regalis V. We previously saw the Darksyde under Shockwave's command in Revolutionaries #5.

 

Oh yeah, and I think I see Backstop and TM2 Iguanus? / Reptilion? among the shadowed Maximals who look on as Shockwave is talking to Optimus. And the real Onyx's followers include the brown rat thing with a large tail, the tall blue emu, and the green two horned rhino previously seen among Shockwave Onyx's followers in Optimus Prime #10. There's also Mantis who was glimpsed in shadow in Optimus Prime #14 and a brown bat glimpsed in #10 and possibly in the 2017 annual and #14 too. And a small bird who might have been in shadow in #14.


Edited by SHIELD Agent 47, 18 April 2018 - 02:50 AM.

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 02:51 AM

How much have we had solved with this issue?

 

  • why Onyx is associated with black holes
  • why Megatronus and Megatron have similar names
  • why Liege and Megatronus "betrayed" Solus
  • possibly why fake Onyx appears to stand on two legs
  • why Soundwave couldn't read Liege or Onyx's minds earlier
  • why a bunch of stuff Alpha Trion has spouted was questionable information
  • how Shockwave had any confidence in launching the Regenesis missiles at specific destinations
  • Elonia really has had Cybertronian artifacts crash

After reading #17 and #18, I went back and noticed that in #14, the Darksyde can be barely glimpsed as the ship of the marauding Maximals in Regalis V. We previously saw the Darksyde under Shockwave's command in Revolutionaries #5.

 

Oh yeah, and I think I see Backstop and TM2 Iguanus? / Reptilion? among the shadowed Maximals who look on as Shockwave is talking to Optimus. And the real Onyx's followers include the brown rat thing with a large tail, the tall blue emu, and the green two horned rhino previously seen among Shockwave Onyx's followers in Optimus Prime #10. There's also Mantis who was glimpsed in shadow in Optimus Prime #14 and a brown bat glimpsed in #10 and possibly in the 2017 annual and #14 too. And a small bird who might have been in shadow in #14.

 

It's not exactly stated in this this issue, but we can make some pretty strong assumptions about the true nature of the Chosen One and Arisen prophecies as well!


Edited by Sockie, 18 April 2018 - 02:51 AM.


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 02:57 AM

No assumptions needed for the Dark Cybertron/Chosen One prophecy, Alchemist explicitly said Onyx had told it to him in #10!

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 02:57 AM

It's not exactly stated in this this issue, but we can make some pretty strong assumptions about the true nature of the Chosen One and Arisen prophecies as well!


Oh yeah, I expect well find out very soon whether there really was a thirteenth Tribe and Prime or if that was yet another contrived idea planted in Cybertronian culture by Shockwave.

Also, why are the Maximals willing to obey the command of a standard-former in a suit when prejudice by standard-formers against beastformers has been a thing for a long time?
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Posted 18 April 2018 - 03:00 AM

Optimus got dropped in the black hole, and we still haven't seen the thirteenth prime mentioned in #10, so hmmm.
 

How much have we had solved with this issue?

Where "Onyx" actually got the idea for the Autobot symbol.
 

Oh yeah, and I think I see Backstop and TM2 Iguanus? / Reptilion? among the shadowed Maximals who look on as Shockwave is talking to Optimus.

That's BM Snarl in the foreground and Ramulus makes another appearance. The Ramondelli characters are very likely just generics he reuses.
 

Oh yeah, I expect well find out very soon whether there really was a thirteenth Tribe and Prime or if that was yet another contrived idea planted in Cybertronian culture by Shockwave.

The thirteenth prime was explicitly stated to be Nexus's "brother from the east" or part of the "northern alliance".

Edited by Creedence, 18 April 2018 - 03:05 AM.


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 03:01 AM

Barber actually knows Hickman, right? Hickman even contributed covers to All Hail Optimus! This is really really funny to me.

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 03:04 AM

So like.

 

Is there any major problem in IDW that isn't Shockwave's fault anymore.



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Posted 18 April 2018 - 03:12 AM

what is even shockwave's wiki page anymore



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Posted 18 April 2018 - 03:18 AM

The thirteenth prime was explicitly stated to be Nexus's "brother from the east" or part of the "northern alliance".

To clarify: the "First Council" seen in #10 included: Vector Prime, Alchemist Prime, Alpha Trion, Nexus Prime, and Solus Prime, making five members. They were joined by Onyx Prime, Megatronus, and Liege Maximo, bringing the count to eight. In #18, we see Micronus Prime, Prima, Quintus Prime, Amalgamous Prime, and one figure in shadow completing the Thirteen.

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