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@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 06:22 PM)

That's so corny.

@  Shrug : (16 July 2019 - 06:07 PM)

It's absurd how happy I am that a post of mine made the front page of Reddit.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

Aww, shucks.

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:45 PM)

Not till I taste the corn

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 05:43 PM)

You guys aren't being very nice. You're supposed to tell me I did "good, really good!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 July 2019 - 05:40 PM)

Just don't go beyond the rows.

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

Left over from the failed Beast Machines sequel, Beast Farmers

@  Patch : (16 July 2019 - 05:39 PM)

It's techno-organic corn

@  TriBlurr : (16 July 2019 - 05:26 PM)

We have a cornfield? Can I get a few ears?

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:56 PM)

And lastly, if it becomes too much hassle to deal with - it might just get sent into the cornfield and replaced with a Discord box anyway. So cool it.

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Second thing is we do actually have the ability to ban users specifically from using Shoutbox if it's being abused like that

@  Kalidor : (16 July 2019 - 12:55 PM)

Hey all - just a reminder and heads up. The Shoutbox has been kept here as a courtesy because it's what you folks like in lieu of Discord - but a few things to remember is that P&R should stay in P&R and isn't really something that needs to be dragged out here in the most public of spaces.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 11:04 AM)

Done.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 10:25 AM)

You can make a new one. I doubt anybody would stop you.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2019 - 10:16 AM)

There was a thread but it appears to have disappeared. Might have been lost in one of the older forum sweeps.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 July 2019 - 09:58 AM)

Yeah this is pretty much circumventing the fact that we have different rules for political talk.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2019 - 09:55 AM)

Okay, so, basically, can we not do politics in here anymore? I mean, considering how often @Nevermore, you talk about your work conditions, don't you think it's time for a dedicated thread in P&R?

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:39 AM)

Scratch that; that's insulting to honest salads. Whatever that was was the text equivalent of hamburger.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:38 AM)

Would you like some dressing to go with your word salad?

@  Paladin : (16 July 2019 - 09:34 AM)

yes; it now goes "shit piss hug *BLEEP* ^$@^ motherhuger **** turd fart encyclopedia & Socialism."

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 09:24 AM)

This is an American site, but isn't that unnecessarily severe language? IIRC it's one of the top four offensive pejoratives to English people

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 July 2019 - 08:52 AM)

It's amusing how so many (U.S.) wankers in this world love to whine "capitalism good socialism bad!" in the abstract while simultaneously pretending that megacorporations dominating de facto monopolies is anathema to the core capitalistic principle of competition benefits everyone.

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 05:17 AM)

I know Shockwave's super mode is pretty lame and Magnus is kinda greebly but it's not that bad.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:38 AM)

Though with the luck and caliber of leaders we've had of late in the darkest timeline, maybe it's too much to hope for.

@  TM2-Megatron : (16 July 2019 - 12:36 AM)

Just like democracy, it's not perfect but better than the present alternatives. Capitalism as it's practiced today won't be able to weather the coming wave of automation, though. Best to plan for it and hope for a gentle transition rather than the aforementioned collapse

@  unluckiness : (16 July 2019 - 12:27 AM)

Capitalism is the worst amiright? Sent from my iPhone

@  Vexwing : (15 July 2019 - 11:24 PM)

Because the collapse is gonna be just great.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 July 2019 - 10:41 PM)

Let's hope this is late stage and we're on the cusp of something better.

@  abates : (15 July 2019 - 09:45 PM)

Late stage capitalism is the absolute best.

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 01:33 PM)

So, welcome to all retail, everywhere.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Oh, and Greenpeace also conducted a protest at a German Amazon facility, to protest against Amazon's practice of throwing customer returns in the trash.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 01:17 PM)

Right, because with Amazon, it's just the employees that have to step in dog shit while having no space to breathe.[/slightexaggeration]

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (15 July 2019 - 01:03 PM)

At least I can use Amazon without losing the ability to breath or step in dog shit.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:58 PM)

Considering that Amazon is the new Walmart...

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 12:39 PM)

All of my best wishes go out to the brave women and men who have the balls (and ovaries) to go on strike at an Amazon facility in the US.

@  Nevermore : (15 July 2019 - 12:38 PM)

Speaking of. Not only are we in Germany on strike today, but so is the fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minnesota!

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Overnight delivery is the right of all sentient beings.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:34 PM)

(and is it sexist of me to assume that a character named "Amazon Prime" would be feminine?)

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:34 PM)

Whenever she was summoned, she would arrive the next day?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (15 July 2019 - 12:32 PM)

The Scioli and Barber TF vs Joe series mentioned an Amazon Prime.

@  RichardT1977 : (15 July 2019 - 12:22 PM)

Meanwhile I'm wondering why no one's come up with a fan character named "Amazon Prime". I mean, today IS her special day...

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 July 2019 - 11:20 AM)

The Wallet-Eater.

@  unluckiness : (15 July 2019 - 08:44 AM)

Woah. Unicron broke the site.

@  MEDdMI : (14 July 2019 - 10:08 PM)

Is that what kids are calling it these days?

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 07:33 PM)

Ssshh, you'll get us both "dealt with".

@  RichardT1977 : (14 July 2019 - 07:28 PM)

No, but I did *read* it from you...

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 03:06 PM)

The first real long-term space outposts belong to the Illuminati, but you didn't hear that from me.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 July 2019 - 02:50 PM)

Er, in SF I mean.

@  RichardT1977 : (14 July 2019 - 02:50 PM)

Yeah, the first long-term manned space outposts have traditionally been mining colonies and the like.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2019 - 12:19 PM)

Okay, but......do they have to be willing to be sent up?


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#1 Locoman

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 11:28 AM

http://www.adventure...timus-prime-24/

Stardrive's monologue kind of makes me wonder, is Unicron even sentient in this continuity? Does he even know what he's been doing?

#2 DocChloroplast

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 11:45 AM

I commiserate with Slide's position but I still kinda want to tell her to shut up.


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#3 MidnightFox

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 12:18 PM

Slide, can't this wait until... late...

 

 

Dammit.


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#4 Jalaguy

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 01:37 PM

Woke legend Thundercracker rewriting the Cobra mini-series so that Jinx doesn't get fridged is the best thing.

#5 Boomhauer

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 04:29 PM

Well I was assuming Unicron was waiting because he didn't feel like eating a Talisman that kills himself.

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 06:37 PM

I was wondering how they even had time to form a plan in Unicron #5.



#7 Blot

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 07:13 PM

Well I was assuming Unicron was waiting because he didn't feel like eating a Talisman that kills himself.

Even Unicron doesn't want to deal with Slide.



#8 Wildwade

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 07:27 PM

I like how Thundercracker's reaction to Unicron being outside is "You want walkies, Buster??"



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Posted 13 October 2018 - 08:18 AM

i'm just glad to finally see the Dinobots NOT being drawn by Livio Ramondelli. The Dinobots are among my favorite TF characters, Ramondelli is my least favorite idw artist. and it's bummed me out to no ends that every single time the dinobots pop up in idw comics since 2012 has been in Ramondelli's S#@&-scribbles.



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Posted 13 October 2018 - 10:10 AM

i'm just glad to finally see the Dinobots NOT being drawn by Livio Ramondelli. The Dinobots are among my favorite TF characters, Ramondelli is my least favorite idw artist. and it's bummed me out to no ends that every single time the dinobots pop up in idw comics since 2012 has been in Ramondelli's S#@&-scribbles.

 

Well someone clearly hasn't been paying attention.


 

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 04:13 AM

I like how Thundercracker's reaction to Unicron being outside is "You want walkies, Buster??"


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#12 Wildwade

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 05:37 AM

 

I like how Thundercracker's reaction to Unicron being outside is "You want walkies, Buster??"


*sigh* We all will miss Buster and Thundercracker when this continuity ends.

 

 

Oh yes.  I can't WAIT to go back to Thundercracker's characterisation being "I don't say a lot and sorta look kind of downward at the mouth when there's people getting hurt sometimes."



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Posted 14 October 2018 - 09:43 AM

 

 

I like how Thundercracker's reaction to Unicron being outside is "You want walkies, Buster??"


*sigh* We all will miss Buster and Thundercracker when this continuity ends.

 

 

Oh yes.  I can't WAIT to go back to Thundercracker's characterisation being "I don't say a lot and sorta look kind of downward at the mouth when there's people getting hurt sometimes."

 

 

We'll be LUCKY to get another slightly-recalcitrant Thundercracker in the near future :/


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Posted 14 October 2018 - 12:14 PM

I mean "Not totally convinced of the Decepticons' cause, but they persuaded him to continue battling Autobots" is in his 1984 bio, so he has more of a chance of keeping some of his character than most of the other IDW peeps

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 12:18 PM

I don't know how "Not convinced of the Decepticon cause" turned into full on "morally conflicted potential turncoat" when the rest of the bio also included "guy who despises everything that doesn't fly", honestly.

 

Insecticomics got that part of him right, though.


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Posted 14 October 2018 - 12:18 PM

Thundercracker will be stealth phased out by Acid Storm. All shall become one under Acid Storm.

#17 Wildwade

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 12:49 PM

I don't know how "Not convinced of the Decepticon cause" turned into full on "morally conflicted potential turncoat" when the rest of the bio also included "guy who despises everything that doesn't fly", honestly.

 

Insecticomics got that part of him right, though.

 

Yeah, "he has doubts" isn't really character development, just a baseline that virtually every writer never strayed from for like...twenty years.

 

As many problems as I have with McCarthy and Costa's runs, I always appreciated that they actually DID something with that launchpad in Thundercracker's original characterisation, and then Barber ran as far as he could with it.  Probably to an extreme, but it was an entertaining and fulfilling extreme.



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Posted 14 October 2018 - 12:54 PM

I'm just saying I'd like to see an attempt at characterizing Thundercracker that doesn't go in the "he's actually a potential good guy", and show that his doubts in the Decepticon doesn't mean he's not a plane-favoring jerk who's in it for personal gain. Like, more "he's got second thoughts about this Megatron guy" and less "but are we REALLY doing the right thing?"


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Posted 14 October 2018 - 01:48 PM

One issue with a rebellious-but-still-not-a-good-guy characterization would be how to differentiate him from Starscream. For that reason, I would want to see his "doubts" still be ideological, but just in a different-but-still-villainous direction. Screamer wants to overthrow Megs for the sake of simple personal ambition. But maybe Cracker wants to overthrow Megs because Megs isn't ruthless ENOUGH. Like, where Megatron views other species indifferently and only wants to harm them insofar as that pertains to his goals of acquiring resources and power, perhaps TC actively wants to enslave and/or exterminate the beings he holds in contempt. Think the French Revolution.

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