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@  Donocropolis : (23 February 2019 - 01:17 PM)

The only thing we've learned so far is that 1 out of 10 doesn't really seem to mind that much.

@  Patch : (23 February 2019 - 12:17 PM)

Alien walls.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (23 February 2019 - 11:15 AM)

Aliens.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 February 2019 - 10:22 AM)

walls.

@  Donocropolis : (23 February 2019 - 09:18 AM)

SAUSAGES!!

@  CORVUS : (23 February 2019 - 01:13 AM)

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEERADICATOR!

@  RichardT1977 : (22 February 2019 - 11:21 PM)

And don't piss him off, because he'll tell Haruhi who he is and reboot the universe.

@  Bass X0 : (22 February 2019 - 03:22 PM)

Take care of the John Smith who will shake up the world!

@  RichardT1977 : (22 February 2019 - 08:32 AM)

I see I'm not the only one who's watched a lot of Kids in the Hall...

@  Donocropolis : (22 February 2019 - 06:33 AM)

"You can't pay too much for a good pair of shoes"

@  RichardT1977 : (21 February 2019 - 10:56 PM)

Thirty Helens agree.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (21 February 2019 - 09:41 PM)

People forget the whole phrase. It's "Great minds thing alike, but fools rarely differ."

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

The German version is very straightforward: "Two idiots, one idea."

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

English: "Great minds think alike".

@  Nevermore : (21 February 2019 - 08:49 PM)

Here's an example of a phrase that's charmingly positive in English but self-deprecating in German:

@  wonko the sane? : (21 February 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Turns out the basic figures in the transformers siege line are basically minicons, and my sister is back in the hospital for another psychotic break. It's been an emotional day, and it's not even 1 pm yet.

@  Pennpenn : (21 February 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Maybe, or maybe it'd be more like wood? Y'know, bashing each other with planks.

@  Ashley : (21 February 2019 - 12:23 AM)

Wouldn't pillow fights be like slapping each other with meat?

@  unluckiness : (20 February 2019 - 11:54 PM)

RODO ROLLA DA

@  MEDdMI : (20 February 2019 - 11:14 PM)

they hit each other with full sized vehicles

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 08:18 PM)

Also, do Softmus Prime and Slumblebee engage in pillow fights?

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Feathertron?

@  MEDdMI : (20 February 2019 - 08:34 AM)

@Penn Megadown, maybe?

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 05:38 AM)

The kernel.

@  Nevermore : (20 February 2019 - 05:37 AM)

Who gives the orders in cyberwarfare?

@  Pennpenn : (20 February 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I wonder what Megatron would end up in that context?

@  Sabrblade : (19 February 2019 - 09:21 PM)

It's not "Optiplush"... it's "Softimus Prime"

@  Ashley : (19 February 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I've got the two plushes from the first movie, they're great

@  Shrug : (19 February 2019 - 08:00 PM)

Still have mine, although Optiplush Prime is kind of discolored

@  Shrug : (19 February 2019 - 07:59 PM)

They came out around the time of the first movie with the big merch push, but they were distinctly G1 and everything else wasnt, IIRC

@  Trpodeca : (19 February 2019 - 04:51 PM)

Take another shot Wonko.

@  Trpodeca : (19 February 2019 - 04:51 PM)

prime the lost season

@  wonko the sane? : (19 February 2019 - 01:41 PM)

I did not even know those things were a thing. I guess they didn't do very well cause they didn't make more of them.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 February 2019 - 01:25 PM)

Pfft, Hasbro did that 12 years ago with Slumblebee and Optiplush Prime

@  Xellos : (19 February 2019 - 12:37 PM)

Well, this past Christmas I did see licensed plush Transformers that went from their robot to vehicle mode by turning inside out just like popples.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 February 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Why DIDN'T transformers make plushes ala popples?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Design in mixed media and make him out of actual flannel.

@  Lancer : (18 February 2019 - 09:24 PM)

Make his fur a red and black flannel pattern

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:10 PM)

Bonus points if you can work in a red and black flannel pattern on his chest plate.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:09 PM)

Might as well make it cliched. Lumberjack moose male and aristocratic deer female.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2019 - 08:16 PM)

Or their aristocratic deer.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2019 - 08:10 PM)

Thinking of making a pair of moose Transformer OCs, male and female. Thier a lovey dovy pair of lumberjacks

@  Paladin : (18 February 2019 - 06:56 PM)

they also have NOTORIOUSLY poor protection on their servers. do NOT keep a credit card on file there.

@  Telly : (18 February 2019 - 04:48 PM)

i just checked my past tfsource orders, and theres no sales tax charge

@  Arazyr : (18 February 2019 - 11:16 AM)

They haven't (yet, at least) on the stuff I currently have in my Stack. Haven't had them ship anything for a while, though, so I don't know if they will when I do...

@  Benbot : (18 February 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Does TFSource charge sales tax?

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2019 - 09:47 AM)

That's because, once upon a time, the people whom owned the animals weren't the people whom butchered them. So the pig was owned by a saxon who spoke english, but butchered by a french speaker. So a pig got cut up into PORC chops.

@  unluckiness : (18 February 2019 - 03:25 AM)

Hank Pym<<<< Hank Hill

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 February 2019 - 01:28 AM)

In that case, I don't see anything wrong with English speakers calling it what it is in English. Even though we technically use the French words for what comes out of it. "Beef", "pork"...

@  Bass X0 : (17 February 2019 - 02:04 PM)

I’d like a Siege Thundercracker who has his regular blue colors Cybertronian jet mode which transforms into a robot mode with his Action Master colors. Looks like it could be possible.


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Posted 23 August 2018 - 02:06 AM

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THE EARLY EDITION!

Because, Crikey, Australia Gets an English Version First!

3 weeks before the US!

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Australia continues the wave of new eps!

With this one focused on a Pillar of Old Equestria.

How is this Pillar fitting in with modern times?

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SYNOPSIS!

 

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A ROCKHOOF AND A HARD PLACE:

 

When Rockhoof, heroic Pillar of the past, is having trouble fitting into the modern world,

Twilight and her friends strive to help him find a new purpose.

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Posted 23 August 2018 - 07:56 AM

I'm very much looking forward to this one. Just not the hoops I'm gonna have to go through in order to watch it.


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Posted 27 August 2018 - 08:32 AM

Well, jumped through the hoops last night and watched this episode. It was a fun one.


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Posted 27 August 2018 - 07:13 PM

...So... I wonder how often the 'Defense of Freindship' Teacher position gets replaced... [/harrypotter]

 

...Why didn't Twilight try something with the Yaks? It feels like the potentially best solution was never addressed...


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Posted 15 September 2018 - 11:29 AM

 

Guardian Prime Today at 11:21 AM
Mornin'
 
Scavenger Today at 11:25 AM
hey
 
Dvandom Today at 11:26 AM
Allo
 
FnuAw Today at 11:29 AM
Here we go!
 
Dvandom Today at 11:30 AM
Bane to archaeologists everywhere.
This would be a very weird episode to have Daring Do in.
 
FnuAw Today at 11:31 AM
I feel this guy should be more... unintelligible.
 
Scavenger Today at 11:32 AM
so more welsh?
 
Dvandom Today at 11:32 AM
"About 1000 years ago" in Equestria contains analogues of pretty much all of human history prior to, say, 1600 AD. All at once.
Rockhoof's village is about the only one that actually FITS the millennium ago thing.
 
FnuAw Today at 11:33 AM
Maybe they just don't have a number above 1000.
 
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Somnambula is more of a 4000 year old thing, the Castle of the Sisters is maybe 1200-1400AD, etc.
Canterlot itself was built in the time of the Pillars, and is more of an 1800s Mad King Ludwig deal.
Yona SHOULD like him. He smashes.
Yona crushing on Rockhoof.
 
FnuAw Today at 11:38 AM
They're gonna make me care about Yona.
 
Dvandom Today at 11:38 AM
Theory: it wasn't the passage of time that made Rockhoof's village look like that, it was Rockhoof at the time.
 
Scavenger Today at 11:39 AM
theory of defence of friendship
 
Dvandom Today at 11:39 AM
PTSD?
It's like the Quicksilver evacuates the mansion scene but without pop music.
More Wet Rarity images.
Of course they had to have him say donkey.
"Well, my home was based on 1800s Louisiana, so it didn't need much updating."
 
Scavenger Today at 11:49 AM
so the legends come back...and ...are forced to get jobs?
 
Dvandom Today at 11:49 AM
Shoveling on a boat may not be recommended.
The Pillars of Equestria are all very duty-driven. They forced themselves to get jobs.
"Wait, we're quite a lot farther south than my ancestors...."
 
FnuAw Today at 11:53 AM
This guy just needs to take over his town and kick out the academics.
 
Dvandom Today at 11:54 AM
Dude, the future isn't going to be any better.
Send him to Yakyakistan.
 
Guardian Prime Today at 11:56 AM
"Decorate"
 
Dvandom Today at 11:57 AM
Best to tell his stories outside, away from breakables.
 
Scavenger Today at 12:00 PM
so, he's a busker now?
 
Dvandom Today at 12:00 PM
"History" may not be the right term for his stories.
 
Scavenger Today at 12:00 PM
luckily things happened 1000 years ago...and now

 

They did it. They made me like Yona.

 

Good episode.

 

 

...Why didn't Twilight try something with the Yaks? It feels like the potentially best solution was never addressed...

 

Yaks not smash with shovels. Yaks smash with heads!


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Posted 15 September 2018 - 12:08 PM

Eh, still indifferent to Yona myself. I don't know what it is about the yaks, but I just don't care for em.


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Posted 15 September 2018 - 01:40 PM

I like Yona personally. Far as I'm concerned, she's Best Yak.


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Posted 16 September 2018 - 12:52 AM

"Best yak" a pretty low bar to hurdle. :)

I liked this one. Rockhoof has the pioneering spirit suited to high adventure, but now he's stuck in a civilized world that has now use for adventurers (who aren't alicorns or bestest buds with alicorns). Of course he feels out of place.

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 08:46 AM

I did enjoy the episode, but I have a couple of nitpicks:

 

1- Fire breathing contest. INSIDE a burnable building. You two are idiots and deserved what happened to you. Rockhoof was in the right here, what should have happened was everycreature asking the dragons what the hell they were thinking.

 

2- "Follow those stars!" While I've heard it takes a lot longer then a thousand or two years for the stars to move enough that there would be a noticeable difference, this is Equestria so who knows? My actual problem with this is: How do the position of the stars determine where rocks in the water are!? That'd be like me walking into my parking lot and going. "Hey guys! Let's follow the North Star to get out of here!" Then I smack into a building.

 

There was no indication that Rockhoof had been in that area before, so him pointing out a random constellation wouldn't help him know where rocks in the sea are!


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Posted 16 September 2018 - 10:03 AM

Yep.  And based on the maps we've seen his village has got to be on the other side of the continent from the Hippogriff territory.  Even if it's not that big of a continent, it's still got to be far enough south that constellations would be in the wrong places...unless Equestria is a flat earth.

 

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 11:02 AM

My actual problem with this is: How do the position of the stars determine where rocks in the water are!? That'd be like me walking into my parking lot and going. "Hey guys! Let's follow the North Star to get out of here!" Then I smack into a building.

 

There was no indication that Rockhoof had been in that area before, so him pointing out a random constellation wouldn't help him know where rocks in the sea are!

 

I don't think this is a nitpick. I think you've found a genuine scripting error. The stars and the rocks have nothing to do with each other.

 

It feels like a case of a similar scene appearing in two different drafts, and both getting jumbled together instead of one being picked over the other when writing the final draft. In one draft he crashes because it's too foggy to see the rocks and that particular one didn't used to be there. In another draft he gets lost because the position of the stars has changed. These are two different problems. If he did know the positions of all those rocks, the position of one constellation would not be of any use in finding his way around them in a fog.


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Posted 16 September 2018 - 11:58 AM

I did enjoy the episode, but I have a couple of nitpicks:
 
1- Fire breathing contest. INSIDE a burnable building. You two are idiots and deserved what happened to you. Rockhoof was in the right here, what should have happened was everycreature asking the dragons what the hell they were thinking.


Yeah, completely agree on this point. He was completely in the right and everyone else overreacted.
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Posted 16 September 2018 - 09:03 PM

Thoroughly enjoyed it. Actually made laugh out loud in a few places.

Wonder why he didn't just go see the yaks? Their the same size as him, and roughly the same technical base as before he went into limbo.

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 10:07 AM

Saw it. Totally agree with the yaks thing. I thought they were leading up to it.

Also, the fire drill also gave him a hint. With dragons supposedly visiting the neighborhood more, someone with fire fighting experience should be keeping watch. Rockhoof's shovel rescue tosses were really on point too. And his water redirection was precise. He totally would have rocked a fire marshal outfit too, c'mooooon.

I was actually hoping Rockhoof would have been more of a Thor Ragnarok rip. More burly goofiness going on, haha. Could have pushed the parallel some more (were they even going for it?)

I LOVED that they showed how the other Pillars were doing (I forgot that term). Missed an obivous scene to have Flash Magnus and Flash Sentry be together, c'mooooon.

Mistmane... she was thriving. That was great. I always felt she was the most tragic.

Sonambula... Is ok. I always pictured her more as an adventurer too. Guess not. Is she based in Saddle Arabia?

Meadowbrook is normal, ok.

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Rockhoof could totally have met up with Daring Doo too. Adventure together. Find love. Or he could be Shovel Knight.

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 10:10 AM

Somnambula is based in...Somnambula.  They named the city after her.  As established in the road trip episode, it's on the way to Saddle Arabia.  (None of this even remotely fits on the existing map, gonna need a land bridge or something.)

 

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 10:40 AM

He seems like a nice guy. I wouldn't send him to go live with the yaks.

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Posted 21 September 2018 - 05:16 PM

I dunno, Rockhoof would probably keep them from doing anything really crazy. He's got a shovel, after all.


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