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@  Waspinator : (17 December 2018 - 12:29 AM)

I'd say it's more of a crushing sensation than a sucking one.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 December 2018 - 09:57 PM)

Whole heartedly agree.

@  Paladin : (16 December 2018 - 07:22 PM)

migraines suck.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 December 2018 - 04:39 PM)

They may have had it earlier than that; Risa uses weather control tech to maintain its resort-style climate, and it was shown to already be established in the late 22nd century

@  wonko the sane? : (16 December 2018 - 03:13 PM)

By next gen they had weather control on earth, and were even in the process of upgrading the geologic stability network. So yeah: habitat maintenance on the next level.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 December 2018 - 02:51 PM)

Something something invert polarity something technobabble something.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 December 2018 - 02:38 PM)

I imagine World War III managed to decimate enough of the industrial economies that they inadvertently managed to exceed their carbon reduction targets from the Paris Accords, and then by the time Earth got back on its feet after the development of warp drive and first contact with the Vulcans, electricity was able to be generated cleanly and much more efficiently

@  The Doctor Who : (16 December 2018 - 01:48 PM)

I mean, they have futuristic weather control satellites and everything, I would imagine that global warming is a thing of the past in Trek.

@  unluckiness : (16 December 2018 - 09:39 AM)

How's that unrealistic? Not even the ocean wants it.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 December 2018 - 01:35 AM)

The most unrealistic thing (from a U.S. perspective) is that Florida isn't underwater!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 December 2018 - 01:35 AM)

I was reminded today of a funny thing about Star Trek:

@  Pennpenn : (15 December 2018 - 09:58 PM)

Whatever they can sell it for?

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 December 2018 - 09:48 PM)

Geez, WTF do those China sellers on eBay need my phone number for?

@  Pennpenn : (15 December 2018 - 09:44 PM)

Does the PotP voyager Starscream's chest stick out so far in combiner torso mode? It's kinda weird how much Elita Infinite's back seems so empty up top but very... protruding lower down.

@  Pennpenn : (15 December 2018 - 01:26 AM)

Trying to fit Elita One's combiner head back into her torso is a pain in the arse (and not just because her torso becomes her arse in combiner torso mode)

@  RichardT1977 : (14 December 2018 - 10:04 PM)

Power corrupts and corruption empowers.

@  Echowarrior : (14 December 2018 - 07:10 PM)

Welcome to real life...at least until enough people get fed up and they break out the guillotines.

@  Pennpenn : (14 December 2018 - 06:58 PM)

It's almost as if the people with the most money have funneled money into making the systems of government and law serve their purposes in retaining their wealth, no matter how harmful, counterintuitive, or just flat out evil they have to be. Huh.

@  Rycochet : (14 December 2018 - 02:49 PM)

https://www.motherjones.com/media/2015/10/mother-jones-vandersloot-melaleuca-lawsuit/

@  Rycochet : (14 December 2018 - 02:45 PM)

Some states have laws against that, but they're in a tiny minority. There are plenty of cases where rich people have gone after journalists and their employers for accurate reporting, lost, but still left their targets saddled with hundreds of thousands ofdollars in legal fees and no hope of recovering anyof the money because a partisan judge has decreed that while they're innocent, they're not innocent enough.

@  Rycochet : (14 December 2018 - 02:43 PM)

The american system is as bad, there are plenty of cases of billionaires or corporations filing libel suits purely to kill reporting or activisim against their activities. SLAPP suits. Strategic Lawsuits against public participation.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2018 - 12:48 PM)

e.g. British libel laws place the burden of proof on the accuser, which is how we wind up with Emirati billionaires suing Western journalists in British courts

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2018 - 12:46 PM)

Never visited the UK in my life, but reading about British laws in the news gives me the vibe that British culture inherently protects the wealthy and established.

@  Anonymous X : (14 December 2018 - 12:39 PM)

Sounds a lot better than labour law in the UK. It's bare minimum standards here, you don't get any employment rights as such in the first two years of employment (and the employer can arbitrarily reset the clock). Unions are limited to a few public sector professions as well; in the private sector, there basically aren't any unions.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:25 PM)

Bonus points if your company has a works council. The employer is required by law to hear the works council prior to giving you your termination. The works council cannot prevent your termination if the employer really insists on going through with it, but if the employer failed to hear the works council, didn't wait for the works council to respond, or failed to tell the works council *all* the relevant details, the termination is legally invalid due to a technicality.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:23 PM)

The employer has to tell you the reason for your termination if you explicitly ask for it, and if you can prove the reason is factually incorrect, the employer may lose the case.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:21 PM)

For all its flaws, I really like a lot about our German labor law. Here, if you're under a permanent contract and have been continually employed for over six months, employers can only fire you for reasons that fall into one of three categories defined by law, and the burden of proof is on the employer's side in a potential court case.

@  Paladin : (13 December 2018 - 05:38 PM)

in brightest day or blackest night?

@  Bass X0 : (13 December 2018 - 05:25 PM)

Finally we get a Greenlight toy.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 December 2018 - 04:58 PM)

See.. In America they would just fire you for having the wrong color shoes on or some BS reason.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:13 AM)

And hey, in addition to the clocked extra hours, I earned an additional 50% overtime bonus.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:12 AM)

This past Saturday, in full expectance of a strike this week, I worked a full extra shift. They assigned me and some of the other volunteers to a totally pointless task, while some ladies were seriously sweeping the floor. When asked how long I was planning to stay, I smiled and said "a full shift!"

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:10 AM)

"You were asking for volunteers, right? I'm staying." - "But we have no more work for you!" - "I don't see how that's *my* problem..."

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:10 AM)

It's possible to use that to troll the employer a little, though... Once they allow voluntary overtime, they cannot backtrack from that. So once you notice you're rapidly running out of work, you just decide to do overtime out of spite.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:08 AM)

Now if there's *no* strike... people eventually run out of work.

@  Nevermore : (13 December 2018 - 07:07 AM)

Amazon is prepared for strikes... they just hire way too many people for the Christmas season. If there's a strike, they still have enough (albeit inexperienced) workers.

@  Steevy Maximus : (12 December 2018 - 07:49 PM)

Not one bit :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (12 December 2018 - 06:46 PM)

@Steevy Did you read TM2's post? "Amazon.de".

@  Paladin : (12 December 2018 - 06:37 PM)

just wait until the European economy collapses up its Brexit-shaped asshole.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 December 2018 - 06:22 PM)

Probably not a ton of people, no. Although I'd say I order from one European Amazon site once every month or two, myself. Usually UK, but sometimes Germany as well. France and Italy a couple times, too. There are some good Blu-Ray releases that are exclusive to Europe

@  Steevy Maximus : (12 December 2018 - 06:00 PM)

I'm not sure a European strike is going to impact North American customers.

@  TM2-Megatron : (12 December 2018 - 04:13 PM)

Well, somebody must've been working 'cuz I had an order in with Amazon.de that got shipped out the other day

@  Echowarrior : (12 December 2018 - 01:29 PM)

Amazon.

@  Benbot : (12 December 2018 - 01:01 PM)

AOL?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2018 - 08:22 PM)

Also, strike has been extended. So no working for 50 minutes. Would have been fun, though.

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2018 - 08:21 PM)

I said numerous times already that I work at that big American corporation that begins with "A".

@  Waspinator : (11 December 2018 - 07:21 PM)

Preferably the equivalent of Lara Croft or Indiana Jones a thousand years from now

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 December 2018 - 02:26 PM)

The turkeys... The answer is always the Turkeys.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 December 2018 - 02:05 PM)

Who would be the heroes in this situation?

@  Waspinator : (11 December 2018 - 02:03 PM)

When I die, I want my body to be part of a puzzle solution. Like, have my skeleton pointing at the clue the heroes are supposed to find.


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#1 Jalaguy

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 01:52 AM

Discuss the issue here!

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 06:25 AM

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 07:56 AM

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 09:57 AM

Let the merry-go-round of event deaths begin!

 

So the first one really caught me off-guard. I see the bodies from Velocitron, and I see Cybertron Override, Energon Hot Shot, and someone who looks like Cliffjumper. And I think, "Weird. What toy from the Unicron Trilogy looks like Cliffjumper and could be on Velocitron?" And the next panel is, "That's...Cliffjumper". I was expecting a generic easter egg and it turns out to be a real death. That was rough.

 

Caminus's Strafe is looking oddly vehicular again. I don't know if that's a spoiler for The Falling or an art error.

 

Elonia's metal is officially confirmed to be Ore-12, and the devastated body of Emissary is uncovered. And although the Titan is still alive, he is murdered by Arcee in order to stop a counter-signal from his Space Bridge that was preventing Wheeljack from teleporting the population of Elonia to safety. Gods are dying.

 

And then comes Wheeljack. Criminally underused since his return in RID #33, Wheeljack sacrifices his life to hold together the Bridge and save 2/3rds of Elonia's population. His last thoughts were of Ironhide.

 

LV-117 continues to be weird. The destruction of the planet seen in RID #10 apparently happened last week, although the effects and ramifications have been rippling through the universe for years.

 

The dead worlds of Prion and Gorlam Prime were also consumed. How one manages to consume a planet that already collapsed into another universe, I dunno. Velocitron is gone and Eukaris is going with it.

 

Windblade confirms that Cybertron intercepted the transmission in First Strike #6 that said "Welcome. Death." A second signal (confirmed in the back materials to be from TFvV #5) sent out a single word..."Unicron."

 

And now, the end of all things...



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Posted 05 May 2018 - 10:13 AM

Cliffjumper!!!!! Noooooooooooo

You were criminally underused in IDW. Hell only Mcarty used him and we all would like to forget that era.
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Posted 05 May 2018 - 11:16 AM

Is this available digitally anywhere?

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 11:25 AM

Is this available digitally anywhere?

No. And past FCBD issues have taken at least a month to be put up on comixology



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Posted 05 May 2018 - 11:25 AM

Is this available digitally anywhere?


It will be eventually, but likely not until early June.

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 11:30 AM

I'd be madder about Velocitron but this is the end of the whole universe anyway so

 

kind of annoyed it's one of the first places they decide to tap for that tho


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Posted 05 May 2018 - 11:31 AM

Have we seen the Ark-Zero before?
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Posted 05 May 2018 - 12:10 PM

I suppose I shouldn't be too mad about shock deaths in an apocalyptic end of the universe story.

 

But I will anyway. Boo Wheeljack.



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Posted 05 May 2018 - 12:42 PM

Honestly, I liked Wheeljack's death. It was meaningful to who he was as a character, nicely heroic, someone he's got a lot of history with was there, and it was under the writer who's had primary custody of him for the last six years.

It got me tearing up a bit, which I take as a sign it was well-executed!

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 01:14 PM

So the Spaceknights flew into Unicron's mouth while he was eating, saw some crushed tatters of Velocitron in his, uhh, cheek-pouches or something, and then Unicron... spit them back out onto Elonia? Or allowed them to fly out of his mouth, despite his gravity beam sucking a whole planet inwards?

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 01:25 PM

So the Spaceknights flew into Unicron's mouth while he was eating, saw some crushed tatters of Velocitron in his, uhh, cheek-pouches or something, and then Unicron... spit them back out onto Elonia? Or allowed them to fly out of his mouth, despite his gravity beam sucking a whole planet inwards?


The Knights split up, as seen on page 4, panel 3. Rom and Livia flew over the surface of Unicron's body and saw the Velocitron remnants (which are there because, as explained later in the issue, Unicron is building up his body from the worlds he eats), whilst the others flew up to his mouth and got obliterated. Rom and Livia seemed to get caught in a shockwave from that and knocked down to the planet's surface.

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 02:19 PM

Honestly, I liked Wheeljack's death. It was meaningful to who he was as a character, nicely heroic, someone he's got a lot of history with was there, and it was under the writer who's had primary custody of him for the last six years.

It got me tearing up a bit, which I take as a sign it was well-executed!

 

I wonder what he was going to say to Ironhide. It read very much like it was meant to be "I love you", but, like, Ironhide and Wheeljack haven't really interacted much at all.


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Posted 05 May 2018 - 02:20 PM

Unicron the world destroyer is here. And here we go with fatalities.

Damn. Emissary is gone as soon as he was unearthed. What a shame, if it does highlight the crisis level posed by Unicron.

And so passes Wheeljack. You will be missed.

A second signal saying Unicron was sent out during the events of Transformers vs. Visionaries, eh? Well that could have been set up better.

There goes Eukaris.

So Prowl the owl has appeared as a Chimeracon, a Maximal, and a Eukarian? Haha, I guess that attests to how beloved the character design is.

And I wonder if its specifically Alex Milnes decision to repeat Energon Hot Shots cameo from MtMtE #35. Heh, Unicron Trilogy forever!
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Posted 05 May 2018 - 02:27 PM

Honestly, I liked Wheeljack's death. It was meaningful to who he was as a character, nicely heroic, someone he's got a lot of history with was there, and it was under the writer who's had primary custody of him for the last six years.

It got me tearing up a bit, which I take as a sign it was well-executed!

 
I wonder what he was going to say to Ironhide. It read very much like it was meant to be "I love you", but, like, Ironhide and Wheeljack haven't really interacted much at all.

It was "Tell Ironhide to..." rather than "Tell Ironhide I..."

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 03:24 PM

Damn. Emissary is gone as soon as he was unearthed. What a shame, if it does highlight the crisis level posed by Unicron.

And so passes Wheeljack. You will be missed.

 

In part, I think what I like about their deaths, is that they weren't done to hurt Unicron, they weren't any big sacrifice for victory.

 

They died because there wasn't enough time for anything else.

 

It's a kind of tragic sacrifice just to let others have a little bit more time, whether willing (Wheeljack) or unknowing (Emissary)

 

Although it is a real pity we'll never get an Emissary with Emissary and Emissary titan.


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Posted 05 May 2018 - 04:17 PM

I got to the last page... and now I have no interest in it at all. Eukaris being shown to be destroyed with no evacuation just makes windblade look like an idiot. The fact they weren't evacuating other colonies... Like I said, just stupidity all around. Optimus prime is not the only person who can evacuate a planet.
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Posted 05 May 2018 - 04:31 PM

I imagine there were, like with Cliffjumper's team on Velocitron. We just don't see it on that page.

 

There may have just been levels of success, depending on how much warning they got.





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