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@  Benbot : (20 November 2018 - 06:54 PM)

We're not actually back, this is all a dream.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 November 2018 - 06:12 PM)

It was, we're just humoring you.

@  Arazyr : (20 November 2018 - 02:17 PM)

I was wondering if that was just me...

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 November 2018 - 02:01 PM)

And we are back after that round of Forum downtime.

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2018 - 06:30 AM)

Feels like it's been so long since there's been a proper storm that I've been awake for. This one even has pink lightning, which always great.

@  Pennpenn : (20 November 2018 - 06:22 AM)

So long as he has an R by his name. Even if the R is for "Recepticons"

@  Nevermore : (20 November 2018 - 06:18 AM)

Sadly, my first reaction was "And I'm sure way too many people would seriously, unironically really vote for the blatant bad guy and still cheer at him while he's slaughtering the masses because they saw him on TV and he's cool."

@  Nevermore : (20 November 2018 - 06:17 AM)

Someone over at TFW2005 just discovered an old photo of political campaign signs, with one saying "Vote Megatron! Global Domination."

@  Paladin : (19 November 2018 - 07:02 AM)

let's be real. at this rate we're not lasting until 2075.

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 November 2018 - 06:34 AM)

The rest of the world may build a wall around the US in 2075.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:53 AM)

Tell an conservative conspiracy maniac that women are literally the Satan's spawn out to infect humanity with the gender virus that will turn everyone into communist Muslims who eat children, and they will be like, "Well of course! That makes perfect sense!"

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:49 AM)

It's evidence of Poe's Law.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:48 AM)

The world is insane.

@  Nevermore : (19 November 2018 - 05:48 AM)

Geeez, I just read a story about a liberal satire Facebook page that would publish absolutely outlandish, ridiculous made-up conservative propaganda, stuff so absurd nobody with half a brain could take it seriously... and conservatives are taking it at face value.

@  Pennpenn : (19 November 2018 - 02:27 AM)

Oh don't make me go talk to Peter Dutton. My week has been painful enough as it is...

@  Telly : (18 November 2018 - 09:13 PM)

he cant leave quarantine until he talks to the king of the potato people

@  Pennpenn : (18 November 2018 - 01:03 AM)

Debateable. It's a sunday anyway. Wonder if I'll still feel up and ready to go tomorrow. Don't want to take too many days off leading up to the end of the year.

@  MEDdMI : (18 November 2018 - 12:01 AM)

@Pennpenn hooray! Now you can leave quarantine.

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2018 - 08:58 PM)

The national tour is currently in Raleigh-Durham.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2018 - 06:29 PM)

Ok, feeling much better now.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 06:20 PM)

Is hamilton playing in hamilton?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 November 2018 - 03:34 PM)

Maybe the show in the city?

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 01:21 PM)

To the show or the city?

@  The Doctor Who : (17 November 2018 - 11:01 AM)

Niiice!

@  RichardT1977 : (17 November 2018 - 10:48 AM)

My mom won two tickets to Hamilton!

@  wonko the sane? : (17 November 2018 - 09:46 AM)

Welp, good morning so far. My brother helped me get my sister in law's christmas gift, and reminded me I still had to get my mom's calendar for next year.

@  Pennpenn : (17 November 2018 - 08:22 AM)

Oh yeah, feeling feverish. What fun.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 November 2018 - 10:07 PM)

My father used to ask his boss that question. Then he STOPPED asking, and got used to twiddling his thumbs. Made things so much easier, and didn't actually change how his bosses thought of him.

@  Nevermore : (16 November 2018 - 07:31 PM)

So of course you wait until the end of your shift like everyone else, THEN you walk up to the manager on duty and ask him what you're supposed to do during the requested overtime.

@  Nevermore : (16 November 2018 - 07:30 PM)

Fun: The employer allows (paid) voluntary overtime, cannot backtrack on the permit, and before the regular end of your shift, you notice you're rapidly running out of work.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 November 2018 - 06:27 PM)

Fear is a state of mind.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 November 2018 - 06:25 PM)

Did you just assume my sociopolitical status?

@  Pennpenn : (16 November 2018 - 06:13 PM)

Oh stop being such a pack of drama monarchs!

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 November 2018 - 06:11 PM)

Too late. They can smell your fear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 November 2018 - 04:10 PM)

Nobody say anything and you'll be safe from the mob.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 November 2018 - 03:41 PM)

It used to be

@  Arazyr : (16 November 2018 - 02:05 PM)

I would agree.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 November 2018 - 01:15 PM)

I say yes, but I imagine many would disagree with me.

@  Paladin : (16 November 2018 - 12:34 PM)

settle a bet: is "drama queen" a gender-neutral description?

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 November 2018 - 08:38 PM)

Sounds like management is the same everywhere :p

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2018 - 08:12 PM)

My bosses are too busy trying to see if they can have their heads up their own asses while still being able to kiss the asses of everyone above them. It'd be amusing to watch if I wasn't one of the ones trying to get everything done to cover for it.

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:05 PM)

He's living by the standard "bow to those below you; kick at those above you. You got more people below you than above you."

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:04 PM)

Whenever we go on strike, he's there with us. He told me that this is the only completely legal way for him to show his own bosses the finger,

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 07:03 PM)

Well, this guy has been getting flak from above, it's just that he doesn't care. He's doing what he thinks is right. He's easily the smartest of my superiors, and also the one with the biggest balls.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 November 2018 - 05:24 PM)

Must be nice, having a boss that cares.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 November 2018 - 01:03 PM)

Indeed.

@  Echowarrior : (15 November 2018 - 11:58 AM)

That's a good superior.

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 06:21 AM)

Arguing in my favor that I was working under sub-par conditions, there were problems with sudden halts of the conveyor and other issues that affected my productivity, and besides, why was this guy giving a feedback to one of HIS subordinates, wich was his job?

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 06:19 AM)

Also, yesterday he stood up for me when a superior from the department I was sent to was giving me a productivity feedback.

@  Nevermore : (15 November 2018 - 06:19 AM)

So this week all of my superiors save one guy are absent, and I'm not noticing a difference. Which says a lot about this guy.


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#1 spikeriley

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 01:24 AM

Just got done watching the Carnage Vs. Lucy episode of Death Battle, I saw that the next episode, which will be released September 3 on the Screw Attack site, and onto Youtube on the 5th, will feature Optimus Prime duking it out against RX-78-2 Gundam. 

No matter who loses, this will be guaranteed to hit the childhood.

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 02:23 AM

I am not a fan of this matchup. The scale skews things horribly in favor of the Gundam.

But that's always been a major problem with trying to work Transformers into scenarios like this. Most of them aren't big enough to hang with city stomper Mecha like Gundam, Jaegers, or Evengelions. But they're also too big to throw against normal human sized foes.

That said, while the Gundam has size, firepower, flight, and armour made of magic BS space metal, Optimus has 6 million years of combat and tactical experience, which includes taking down foes like Devastator. So maybe it won't be as much of a curb stomp as we think it will be.

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 05:16 AM

I think Optimus stands a better chance against the RX-78 than Starscream had against Rainbow Dash. Just saying.


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Posted 17 August 2018 - 05:40 AM

Optimus should take this if it's only the RX-78.

 

Then again, Death Battle's never been too consistent making sense.



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Posted 17 August 2018 - 07:49 AM

Man, it's 2018, is Death Battle still a thing?


 

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 08:15 AM

I wonder if they will factor in Optimus Prime's habit of coming back from the dead.

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 08:48 AM

So, what are they gonna do for his stats? Take all of his feats from the cartoon, Marvel, Dreamwave, IDW, manga, video games, storybooks, etc. and put them in a blender to create a compromised set of stats from all the different versions, or just pick one version and go with that one's feats?


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Posted 17 August 2018 - 11:45 AM

They'll pick the one from the cartoon in the '80s with that guy with cassettes in his chest.  Duh.


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Posted 17 August 2018 - 02:30 PM

Man, it's 2018, is Death Battle still a thing?

 

I'm just amazed that there are more than one of these types of shows around. I was aware of Super Power Beat Down (of which movie Prime was featured in), but not this.

 

Which is the unabashed knock off of the other?


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Posted 17 August 2018 - 04:52 PM

Which is the unabashed knock off of the other?

 

I wouldn't say either is a knock off the other since Death Battle uses feats and mathematical-calculated statistics to determine its winners, while Super Power Beat Down just goes with popular fan votes.


Edited by Sabrblade, 18 August 2018 - 12:13 PM.

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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

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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 17 August 2018 - 11:43 PM

I am not a fan of this matchup. The scale skews things horribly in favor of the Gundam.

But that's always been a major problem with trying to work Transformers into scenarios like this. Most of them aren't big enough to hang with city stomper Mecha like Gundam, Jaegers, or Evengelions. But they're also too big to throw against normal human sized foes.

There's less size difference between Optimus Prime and a Gundam than there is between a Gundam and a Jaeger, though.

 

There's no real shortage of more similar-in-size opponents for either, though.

 

 

That said, while the Gundam has size, firepower, flight, and armour made of magic BS space metal, Optimus has 6 million years of combat and tactical experience, which includes taking down foes like Devastator. So maybe it won't be as much of a curb stomp as we think it will be.

The RX-78-2 can't fly. Not that it would need to.



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Posted 18 August 2018 - 04:22 AM

The RX-78-2 can't fly.


No, but he jump good.

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 05:39 AM

So, what are they gonna do for his stats? Take all of his feats from the cartoon, Marvel, Dreamwave, IDW, manga, video games, storybooks, etc. and put them in a blender to create a compromised set of stats from all the different versions, or just pick one version and go with that one's feats?


Part of me kinda hopes that someone on the Death battle staff stumbles across Alternity fiction while doing the research.
Technically, that's your composite Prime right there......who is a God via multidimensional gestalt consciousness.

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 06:45 AM

Technically, Gundams are destined to evolve into gods.




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Posted 18 August 2018 - 08:14 AM

And that's where the word "goddamn" comes from.

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 10:20 AM

Eventually MS are created using advanced nanomachines and sentient AI. Possessing the ability to reconfigure themselves on a cellular level, these same MS eventually opt to leave their bulky bodies and take on ones the size of a human. In turn they inherit Earth after their creators pass.

Forging their own history, they eventually achieve power equal to that of a god and in this form the size of solar systems.

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 05:25 PM

Death Battle will generally give the most ridiculous ending imaginable.

 

So Amuro and his Gundam wil be erased from existence when Alternity Convoy shoots through the timeline and kills Tem Ray 20 years in the past.



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Posted 18 August 2018 - 08:42 PM

 

Man, it's 2018, is Death Battle still a thing?

 

I'm just amazed that there are more than one of these types of shows around. I was aware of Super Power Beat Down (of which movie Prime was featured in), but not this.

 

Which is the unabashed knock off of the other?

 

I also wouldn't call either a knock off, I'm sure there's more then these two, but Deathbattle started in 2010 and Super Power Beat Down in 2012.

 

 

I wonder how this will go, Optimus is either a seasoned leader and skilled fighter, or a god-like perfect warrior who's only equal is Megatron.

 

Also the Gundam is 18 meters tall and Optimus varies a lot, maybe he'll mass shift to equal size or they'll just pick the closest size.



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Posted 18 August 2018 - 09:13 PM

 

 

Man, it's 2018, is Death Battle still a thing?

 

I'm just amazed that there are more than one of these types of shows around. I was aware of Super Power Beat Down (of which movie Prime was featured in), but not this.

 

Which is the unabashed knock off of the other?

 

I also wouldn't call either a knock off, I'm sure there's more then these two, but Deathbattle started in 2010 and Super Power Beat Down in 2012.

 

 

I wonder how this will go, Optimus is either a seasoned leader and skilled fighter, or a god-like perfect warrior who's only equal is Megatron.

 

Also the Gundam is 18 meters tall and Optimus varies a lot, maybe he'll mass shift to equal size or they'll just pick the closest size.

 

According to scale chart, Optimus is 36 feet/11 meters tall:

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EDIT:
Looking at the teaser for the battle:
https://twitter.com/...583777980862465

They either shrunk Gundam or they made up Primes size along with his design...


Edited by D.M, 18 August 2018 - 09:24 PM.


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Posted 18 August 2018 - 09:45 PM

That Optimus voice... It sounds the most like the embarrassingly bad Japanese G1 PS2 game voice. :puke


Edited by Sabrblade, 18 August 2018 - 09:45 PM.

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