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@  wonko the sane? : (24 May 2020 - 12:30 PM)

Welcome. I just came into that trick myself recently, so happy to share.

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 12:05 PM)

Thanks, wonko the sane? for the tip with the cloning. That helped a lot!

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 12:02 PM)

Heheh.... yes... I don't think a sniper would be very good at making a vaccine... 0.0

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 11:48 AM)

All right! Cloning my old HHD to an SSD and then swapping out the drive was successful, it would appear. Finally.

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2020 - 11:30 AM)

Scientist Perceptor is. Sniper Perceptor less so.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 10:51 AM)

Perceptor would be more responsible.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 10:48 AM)

Oof x~x

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 10:45 AM)

He'd cure the virus, but he'd probably commit at least two crimes against nature and weaponize a third in the process.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 09:39 AM)

'Horrible consequences' would most likely happen with Brainstorm...

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 08:16 AM)

Totally. And Percy's not even human. XD

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 06:50 AM)

Can't do much worse than our current government, I say go for it.

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Little do we realize that the Perceptor in question is the Mini-Con combiner. :p

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

He would!!!

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

Horrible consequences? I... Doubt that would happen.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:55 PM)

Even if he would come up with the answer by tomorrow.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:54 PM)

I'd rather not deal with the horrible but unintended consequences of that.

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 09:52 PM)

Lets let Perceptor make a vaccine for COVID-19. Who agrees with me :)

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 08:43 PM)

I'll take your word for it. =D

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:42 PM)

Although the TV edits of Robocop do contain some hilarity

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:41 PM)

I can't think of any instance where sanitizing a film is a good thing.

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 06:42 PM)

.... and thats a good thing? :doh

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 May 2020 - 06:39 PM)

I'm watching Predator on Starz! That means it has all the language and gore uncensored!

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 04:23 PM)

*grabs popcorn*

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 12:49 PM)

*watching everyone argue* O^O

@  fourteenwings : (23 May 2020 - 10:22 AM)

By that logic we might as well just get rid of the Shoutbox wholesale! I'd rather have like 3 or 4 things stuck for a week or so than one person dominating the whole thing (no offense Nevermore).

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 May 2020 - 03:30 AM)

I would argue that "full of something one doesn't read" and "devoid of reading material" are functionally identical at the end-user level. :D

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:58 PM)

If it emptied, it would become empty.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 07:53 PM)

It would be the same effect as if the shoutbox simply emptied once or twice a week.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:27 PM)

I don't see how having walls of the same guy on top whenever I go to any page on this site is "refreshing".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 06:10 PM)

I don't know, I find the occasional flushing of the box to be refreshing.

@  Telly : (22 May 2020 - 04:20 PM)

but its gets annoying seeing a wall of text from him that takes up most of the shoutbox

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Eh, that's just Nevermore.

@  fourteenwings : (22 May 2020 - 12:11 AM)

@Nevermore: Good rule of thumb is if you feel like you need not just multiple statements but also multiple shouts to make a point, best just make a thread.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Dude, do you just, not know when to stop?

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:35 PM)

Instead of "I have only ten hours to get all my stuff from place A to place B", it's more like "I temporarily stored 90% of my stuff in easily accessible place C in my spare time, so now I have ten hours to get the remaining 10% of my stuff over to the new place before permanently saying goodbye to the old place".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 03:33 PM)

At these point you two are just repeating what you already said.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:32 PM)

Again using my "moving apartments" analogy. If you can store the stuff you don't immediately need for everyday life somewhere else, it reduces the critical time of permanently switching your primary base of residence over to the new place because there's less stuff to move when the time comes.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:30 PM)

Well, my main point is that it will speed up the system migration so I have A) less system downtime because there are fewer files to transfer before the new system can be up and running and B) it reduces the risk of something going wrong during the system migration.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 May 2020 - 06:19 AM)

If your primary is getting cleaned up anyway cause you were backing stuff up, then yeah, no reason not to. But largely, it's not a necessary step.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:33 AM)

It's like you find out that there's a fire going to break out in the house you live in soon, so you find a new place, get your entire Transformers collection into safe storage, and now all that's left are the empty cabinets which you intend to move over to your new place soon. If the fire breaks out before then, sure, you'd need to get new cabinets, but your toys are already out of the danger zone.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:27 AM)

At this point, I'm in a "if the old system crashed before the new drive arrives, it will be slightly annoying, not a complete disaster" mood.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:26 AM)

I've mostly just backed up my personal files and stuff on the external hard drive. The existing Windows installment is supposed to be directly cloned to the new drive once it arrives.

@  Hg Dragon : (21 May 2020 - 01:44 AM)

Who else has ever been so out of it that you've gotten into the shower with your glasses on?

@  Echowarrior : (20 May 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Nope. We've been forced to go with Eclipse. It sucks, and I will continue to call the people in charge of the website fascists until they give me reason to do otherwise.

@  CORVUS : (20 May 2020 - 10:20 PM)

Yeah, I'm not a fan of the new layout either. Fortunately you can stay with the old one though.

@  Liege : (20 May 2020 - 08:57 PM)

So now it matches 90% of the content.

@  Trpodeca : (20 May 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Wow the new Deviantart layout is terrible.

@  wonko the sane? : (20 May 2020 - 10:39 AM)

Are you referring to cloning your drive to install into your computer as the replacement, or are you creating an image to restore from should something unforseen occur?

@  Nevermore : (20 May 2020 - 06:36 AM)

Backing up the data not necessary for running Windows on an external drive for safekeeping, trimming down the old drive to a bare minimum, then migrating the old drive to the new one.

@  Nevermore : (20 May 2020 - 06:35 AM)

Yes, but it will make direct migration faster, no?


Lost Light #22 Discussion - SPOILERS for early release!

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#101 SHIELD Agent 47

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 06:34 PM

I do hope the Lost Light crew have some presence in the Unicron book eventually, because IDW has really botched their finale if fifty percent of their current cast don't show up. 

I am in agreement.

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 06:35 PM

Yeah, I do hope they are addressed in Unicron, even if it's just a panel of "And the Lost Light came home and everyone was happy." at the end.

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 07:29 PM

If we don't get this exchange between Bee and Rodimus we've been robbed.


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Posted 13 August 2018 - 09:37 PM

Yeah, Rodimus and Bumblebee haven't gotten a chance to talk since the break-up, huh?

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 09:53 PM

Like, I get that Roberts is doing his own thing and I don't want his finale to be trashed by an editorial mandate to get on board the Unicron train. And who knows, at the end of LL maybe everyone in that book is dead. 


But it will just be really sad if Rodimus and co. don't get to come over and play with Optimus before the end. 


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 12:32 AM

Yeah, my hope would would be just a "what'd we miss?" bit at the end. I really want Barber to get the self-contained ending to his mytharc that he deserves.

I still feel pretty confident in predicting an "everybody lives together on Earth, which becomes a prosperous hi-tech utopia" ending. Feels like it would be a far more fitting ending to Barber's story than anything that involves Cybertron being restored.

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 02:06 AM

Unicron issue 4:

Soundwave uses the enigma of combination to merge the Decepticons into the Deceptigod and inadvertently awakens D void through it, D void is actually the brain centre of Unicron who lays waste to Cybertron. Then Primus appears.

Unicron issue 5:

Primus appearance inspires the transformers to fight harder, Optimus, Windblade and Bumblebee teleport to Primus, Ultra Magnus explains and Optimus reveals he's read Blasters reports ("I haven't been dormant in the background y'know!). Brainstorm and Perceptor build the matrix cannon on Primus chest. Rodimus and the guiding hand merged with Vector Sigma to complete him ("till all are one") and though valiant, he's nearly defeated.

Unicron issue 6

The Matrix Cannon is fired obliterating Unicron, his essense is within the Deceptigod laying waste to New Iacon. team Optimus with Magnus, Cyclonus and Whirl head there to finish it.

We never see how it ends only years later there's peace on functionist cybertron, Earth and still a decepticon presence led by the relapsed maniacal  Megatron.

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 12:27 PM

I wouldn't expect the whole Lost Light crew to be killed off, but I could see them possibly getting trapped in the Functionist Universe. That would definitely keep them out of the Unicron story, as the main cast would probably all be presumed dead after the DJD encounter. I guess the rest of the LL crew would just be MIA, unless it's only the main cast that ends up exiled. Otherwise, just arriving after the story's mostly concluded seems like the likely outcome.


I do think it's interesting to see how much Megatron has changed during his time in the Functionist Universe. During his time on the Lost Light, he was always serious, morose, easily irritated, and liable to fly into a rage if provoked enough (e.g. when Ravage died). But now, not only is he happy to see his comrades again, he's downright joyous in all his interactions. I loved his quick chat with the Scavengers.


Most shocking of all is that this is apparently what he's like AFTER everyone he cared about has apparently been killed (or otherwise taken out of the picture) by the Functionist Council. The old Megatron wouldn't have been able to take all that. This is almost like a whole new guy. Compared to that sort of change, his following his earlier comment and becoming a doctor doesn't even seem like that big a deal.


Side note though, I'm never going to be able to look at Animated Megatron the same again. Doctor Megatron, healing things to death with his fusion toolkit.

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 12:57 AM




How will this tie into the main Unicron story?

It won't.



Damn.  I was hoping to see this Primus go against Unicron.



I guess I don't see it working out because I don't think there's any brute-forcing Unicron away. You can't just have Primus punch him in the face.


And not only because he'd actually be tiny now compared to Unicron. x )

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 06:03 AM

.. dammit now I want to change careers and become a writer and story lead or whatever and make a deep convoluted Transformers mythos and filled with bizarre religious-political maneuvering and Shockwave does like five loops through the time stream just so at the big finale I can turn Cybertron into Primus and have him voiced by Jon St.John and have him kick Unicron in the nards to save the universe
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Posted 19 August 2018 - 03:04 PM

Loved the reveals. Except Tyrest. Bleh.



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Posted 19 August 2018 - 10:00 PM

"...That's Primus."

Issue 23, panel 1:

"...Sitting next to Rung. Riptide. Riptide is Primus."

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 01:47 AM


But even if Rung contains the Primus spark, or something, what does he turn into!


A sprocket to turn the well of all sparks back on. Like a tap (not really joking).


I could see that but it was most likely Rung who ignited the sparks on Luna 1 and not Hot Rod, so I don't know why he'd need to transform.



But even if Rung contains the Primus spark, or something, what does he turn into!

Real Key to Vector Sigma?


That I can definitely believe if we weren't already told the council combined into it, although it would be hilarious to learn that they turned into ornaments and managed to lie their way up to the top.


-Edit- Rereading the Functionist Universe issues, I forgot they do turn into useless ornaments without even one member. :D



Any speculation on why The Magnificence is naming Rodimus, Rung, Ratchet and Tailgate? I can understand Rodimus and Rung with the end of this issue but the other two stump me, although I saw it speculated that when Tailgate was buried under Necroworld he somehow absorbed Mortilus spark or however Adaptus is wearing Pharma's body, can't say I like it but I can imagine it as something Roberts would do.


Also I'm just noticing that Rung and Censere seem to share similarity's in their body designs, particularly the first time we see the Necrobot in MtMtE #8, round shoulders, thin arms, round torso with a lens presumably over the spark.

Edited by Fenix Twilight, 20 August 2018 - 03:29 AM.

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 03:55 PM

it was most likely Rung who ignited the sparks on Luna 1 and not Hot Rod

I love this bit. When I first heard it, I went back and checked those two panels, and Rung is just conspicuously right there.
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Posted 21 August 2018 - 07:35 PM

Okay, this is probably my last chance, I've got theories about Rung.


We know he produces photonic crystals, which seem to have no function but to contain spark energy. This isn't the purpose of his alt mode, since he could produce them even in robot mode. He also might have played a role in activating the Luna 1 hot spot.


So. If he's Primus, and Primus can create sparks, the creation of photonic crystals is just a part of that. I joked a while back that he was basically a Bedazzler, a device for applying crystals, but that could literally be the case. He turns into an applicator to install living spark-bearing crystals into bodies. The other members of the Guiding Hand are the first (and maybe the only) bots he created in this fashion, which is where the legend of one into five came from.


The crystals he created lately were just normal, 'dead' crystals without any spark energy. He's clearly worried about what his alt mode could be used for, maybe he gave up the ability to create sparks willingly, probably in the creation of Vector Sigma, which in the legend was what became of Primus. The Functionist Council was plotting the creation of an army, perhaps he thought it was too much power for anyone to control and preferred the semi-random nature of Vector Sigma.


Back to Luna 1. The hot spot activated when both Rodimus and Rung stepped on the surface, one of them isn't a red herring, it really took both of them. When the Matrix was used to create sparks it was a complex procedure, it didn't just spontaneously make hot spots. It took the spark energy of the Matrix combined with Rung's ability to generate sparks.

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Posted 24 August 2018 - 10:04 AM

I'd buy that last bit if Roberts wasn't so fond of planting red herrings.

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