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@  Maximus Ambus : (05 April 2020 - 01:11 AM)

Ah well, I'll stick to the classic British sitcoms: One Foot in the Grave, Til Death Do Us Part and They Think It's All Over.

@  TM2-Megatron : (05 April 2020 - 12:53 AM)

There's always the original, cheesy as it is

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (05 April 2020 - 12:10 AM)

Dunno... Tonight one of the major networks showed a movie with plagues.. including that listening to their leader causes the first born to die. ;P So nah.. I think the Stand could work. :D

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 April 2020 - 09:18 PM)

That's probably the last thing anyone needs to see, at the moment. Maybe when we get to the end of June/beginning of July and we can venture back out, it might be possible to find some enjoyment in The Stand.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 April 2020 - 02:08 PM)

I suppose the CBS adaptation of Stephen Kings The Stand will be delayed.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:26 AM)

We'll always be together. Together in electric dreams.

@  Rycochet : (04 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Please remember that in these times of social distancing, we'll always be together however far it seems.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 12:41 PM)

It arrived! Yay!

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 11:25 AM)

Given how the virus lasts about 3-4 days on metals and plastics, it's about the only way to go about getting stuff right now. I ordered a monitor mount for my desk and the delivery has been pushed back twice already.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 11:04 AM)

He ordered it online, says it was to keep those delivery boys in business. I did the same a week ago with some Transformers Studio Series figures off Kapow. Don't know if it's wise or not considering.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 09:12 AM)

You'd be the first. Everyone else has either been frustrated cause the one they wanted was sold out (like during boxing week.) or rushing to replace something broken.

@  RYNO : (03 April 2020 - 08:53 AM)

I actually walked into a store the other day and just randomly decided to buy at 32inch TV. It was just a Vizio, and grabbed a Mounting Bracket for it. No duress. Just a spur of the moment wanted a TV for my master bedroom.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:31 AM)

Conversely: I've never met a person who wasn't buying a TV under duress... so... yeah.

@  wonko the sane? : (03 April 2020 - 07:20 AM)

I think I've met maybe two people other than myself who count cables before buying a TV.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (03 April 2020 - 05:33 AM)

Seriously.. HDMI splitters and switches are so bloody finicky, but most tvs don't have enough inputs.

@  Maximus Ambus : (03 April 2020 - 05:09 AM)

Just spent a hour trying to get my brothers new Samsung TV to read his Playstation and Blu Ray player only to find he was using a HDMI splitter.

@  Steevy Maximus : (02 April 2020 - 11:07 AM)

I could never master oral bullshittery. But in my day I was quite adept with the written word.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (01 April 2020 - 11:32 PM)

You have mastered the art of Bulljive. You must use this power only for good, or entertainment.

@  Sabrblade : (01 April 2020 - 08:58 PM)

This morning, for one of my online classes, I had to give a positive oral presentation about a play that I hated having to watch. I went into it completely unprepared and just winged it. My professor LOVED my presentation and thought it was excellent. She believed every word I said and honestly thought that I enjoyed that miserable play. Best April Fools ever!

@  ▲ndrusi : (01 April 2020 - 10:06 AM)

Happy Everyone Thinks They're A Comedian Now Day!

@  Donocropolis : (31 March 2020 - 05:45 AM)

Who, I might add, has never been photographed together with Byteman. Just sayin'.

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 10:27 PM)

Bruce Wayne's cyberpunk cousin?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 09:27 PM)

Laser Wayne

@  Sabrblade : (30 March 2020 - 09:08 PM)

Luther Unum

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 07:09 PM)

Or Lee Derwon.

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:51 PM)

Not to be confused with Leader I

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was Leader Uno

@  Steevy Maximus : (30 March 2020 - 06:50 PM)

He was the OTHER Leader 1

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 March 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Or Sideways.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (30 March 2020 - 05:26 PM)

On the other hand, this is Armada we're talking about. It could have actually been Metroplex.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 March 2020 - 11:08 PM)

Oh yeah, that was Fort Max. My bad.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:12 PM)

https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Peritus_Maximus

@  LBD "Nyt... : (28 March 2020 - 09:11 PM)

Christmas Maximus?

@  Maximus Ambus : (28 March 2020 - 01:13 PM)

At least the ozone layer is healing. unless this is a 0.0000000001% thing it's sounds like good news.

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:27 AM)

(But only pretty sure, not 100% sure.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (28 March 2020 - 09:26 AM)

Pretty sure y'all were thinking of Fortress Maximus yesterday.

@  Bass X0 : (28 March 2020 - 12:38 AM)

Dare! Dare to believe you can survive 2020!

@  Steevy Maximus : (27 March 2020 - 08:18 PM)

Baja Blast is back at retail!

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 03:47 PM)

Shame he wasn't around more. He seemed like such a jolly, happy soul.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 02:16 PM)

No, he was definitely Metroplex. You could tell because he was in Metroplex's distinctive red and green coloration.

@  Paladin : (27 March 2020 - 02:11 PM)

that was Leader-1. or possibly Jolt. maybe Grindor...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (27 March 2020 - 01:57 PM)

Metroplex was in Armada, in a flashback. He was the same size as everybody else. I thought that was the joke.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (27 March 2020 - 12:39 PM)

@Rodimus Supreme: Gah! You are right! How'd I get that mixed up? x.x;

@  TheMightyMol... : (27 March 2020 - 12:14 PM)

There is no Metroplex. Only Zuul.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:13 AM)

@Tm_Silverclaw: There is no Armada Metroplex, he was in Cybertron.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:12 AM)

And they'd be better off just retooling Metroplex and Fortress Maximus to be somewhat more accurate and changing/adding parts for interaction with later play gimmicks.

@  Rodimus Supreme : (27 March 2020 - 11:11 AM)

I honestly would prefer that for scale purposes.

@  Cyoti : (27 March 2020 - 11:07 AM)

They can redo all the CW combiners as Titan Class figures like Predaking/Devastator.

@  Dekafox : (27 March 2020 - 07:52 AM)

They could just redo Metroplex again too. Especially if it's going to be S3 based. They could also do another Primus to go with the coming Unicron.

@  OverDrive73 : (26 March 2020 - 10:56 PM)

If anyone is bored, or interested... I just added the last chapter to my fanfic comic in Allspark Pictures


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#101 Zodberg

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 09:57 AM

In Superman 1 and 2 how come General Zod spoke solid english, barring his misunderstanding of Houston/Earth? For Kal El it makes sense he speaks English as he was raised in Smallville. For the Krypton scenes with Jor El it makes sense those are translated, but Dru Zod breaks out of the P.Zone and can intuitively chat it up with Luthor. And how come Darksyde annoys people when we all accept that Darkseid is Anti-Life? Really Darksyde is a bit silly but come on people, Cheetor.
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Posted 26 January 2019 - 10:39 AM

I have a lot less problem with "Darksyde" as a name and a lot more with the fact that it validates this fandom's sometimes-astonishing inability to recognize that sometimes things aren't literal.

Edited by LV!, 26 January 2019 - 10:39 AM.


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Posted 26 January 2019 - 10:58 AM

I have a lot less problem with "Darksyde" as a name and a lot more with the fact that it validates this fandom's sometimes-astonishing inability to recognize that sometimes things aren't literal.

That I can sympathize with. Like when the comic that came with Legends LG-EX Greatshot turned the character, who was originally his own person according to his 1989 toy's bio card, into just an upgraded Sixshot. That retcon created validation for a misconception (conceived by an audience that existed outside of the Japanese G1 shows' sphere of influence, no less) that never should have existed in the first place.


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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.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

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 26 January 2019 - 03:24 PM

Gosh, having multiple different interpretations of the same toy must be tough.

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 04:16 PM

The point here, though, is that there should not be multiple interpretations within a single continuity. That straight up makes no sense. IMHO
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#106 Jim S

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 04:44 PM

"Single continuity"

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 04:45 PM

Wasn't Greatshot being Sixshot Japanese fanon?

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Posted 26 January 2019 - 05:07 PM

Probably



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Posted 28 January 2019 - 07:45 AM

 

I'm generally not a fan of ex post facto naming of things, and less so if I think that it's a dumb or inappropriate name. Or if it's conflating the thing with something else that it wasn't intended to be associated with in the first place. So I dislike Brigadoon for the reasons Kil mentioned, Darksyde because it's very very dumb, and stuff like Playback for the Paradron guy or Archforce for Straxus!Megatron because I think they should be separate characters.

Honest question: how do you feel about the Nemesis?

 

 

Hah, a good question. I'm mostly okay with it, it's not a name that's been co-opted from something else, it's a name that fits very well, it doesn't come about from some weird fandom thing, and the fact that it was named before I got back into Transformers with RiD2001 tricks my brain into it having more 'legitimacy' than it might otherwise have. Likewise, I've mostly got no issue with the names of Victory and Revenge. I fully accept the need to give unnamed things names, I'm just squirrely about how it's done.



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Posted 28 January 2019 - 11:18 AM

I don't think the Flying Island was unnamed given it was the Flying Island, but I suppose you could say the same for the Deception Ship.

It's always bothered me that the Nemesis is so very ... self aware in its name, but that doesn't make it out of place (none of these particularly are.)
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 28 January 2019 - 11:36 AM

I still find it funny that both the American and Japanese Beast Wars creators came up with the exact same name for their respective series' final trump card vessel by sheer coincidence.

 

Like, if the Decepticon ship hadn't been nameless until 1999, you'd think the BWII Nemesis would have been named after the G1 Nemesis, but BWII used the name first. Before any Western TF media ever used the name for anything. :o


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

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 28 January 2019 - 11:41 AM

Yeah, your average new fan would never guess which one was the Nemesis Prime.

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 12:04 PM

I'm still waiting for an Animated-style Nemesis to be named in-universe in homage to the Terrakor leader Nemesis.


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Posted 28 January 2019 - 07:35 PM

 

 

I'm generally not a fan of ex post facto naming of things, and less so if I think that it's a dumb or inappropriate name. Or if it's conflating the thing with something else that it wasn't intended to be associated with in the first place. So I dislike Brigadoon for the reasons Kil mentioned, Darksyde because it's very very dumb, and stuff like Playback for the Paradron guy or Archforce for Straxus!Megatron because I think they should be separate characters.

Honest question: how do you feel about the Nemesis?

 

 

Hah, a good question. I'm mostly okay with it, it's not a name that's been co-opted from something else, it's a name that fits very well, it doesn't come about from some weird fandom thing, and the fact that it was named before I got back into Transformers with RiD2001 tricks my brain into it having more 'legitimacy' than it might otherwise have. Likewise, I've mostly got no issue with the names of Victory and Revenge. I fully accept the need to give unnamed things names, I'm just squirrely about how it's done.

 

Fair enough!



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Posted 02 February 2019 - 04:34 PM

What if humans advanced to the technological potential of converting Earth into a transforming spaceworthy mecha? Like Functionist Primus and Antillan Unicron.


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Posted 02 February 2019 - 04:51 PM

 

I'm generally not a fan of ex post facto naming of things, and less so if I think that it's a dumb or inappropriate name. Or if it's conflating the thing with something else that it wasn't intended to be associated with in the first place. So I dislike Brigadoon for the reasons Kil mentioned, Darksyde because it's very very dumb, and stuff like Playback for the Paradron guy or Archforce for Straxus!Megatron because I think they should be separate characters.

Honest question: how do you feel about the Nemesis?

 

 

It's a great name!

 

I mean, people name ships. Especially military ships. Like, we can imagine that when the ship was constructed, the dudes who built it gave it a name, and other people would use that name for reference because it's the best shorthand possible. And since it's a big bad scary huge ship, something dark and menacing seems like a name they would give it.

 

But the flying island? Nobody in the story was naming landforms! The Vok only talked about "Nexus Zero" and "the experiment".  The Maximals and Predacons only talked about subsectors** and coordinates.  Nobody named the waterfall that the Axalon was perched over, or the lava field where the Pred ship crashed, or the flying mountain, or the field with the standing stones, or any other place that recurred within the story and would have been important to the characters.

 

And if they didn't give names to those important places, why would they give a proper name to a thing that was only in their lives for like, a couple of hours before it got smashed to bits? That's the real rub for me: it makes no sense in the story that ANYONE would have given the thing a name at all, without us hearing it used on-screen.

 

** Actually they did give funny code names to the subsectors. Maybe in that context, the location of the flying island's remains might make sense: Subsector Brigadoon. 


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Posted 03 February 2019 - 05:10 PM

What if humans advanced to the technological potential of converting Earth into a transforming spaceworthy mecha? Like Functionist Primus and Antillan Unicron.

Then we shall rename this Earth, and it will be Gobotron!
Woooo!

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 05:31 PM

 

What if humans advanced to the technological potential of converting Earth into a transforming spaceworthy mecha? Like Functionist Primus and Antillan Unicron.

Then we shall rename this Earth, and it will be Gobotron!

And it will be ours and it will be our Gobotron!


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

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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