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@  TheMightyMol... : (14 August 2020 - 02:47 AM)

Fake news, no shinobi.

@  Sabrblade : (13 August 2020 - 10:31 PM)

Turns out the President set the whole thing up as a publicity stunt. Very rude.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 August 2020 - 08:11 PM)

The ninjas will go away, it will be fine.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 08:02 PM)

listen; i'm sure there were very fine ninjas on both sides.

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 August 2020 - 07:50 PM)

My thoughts and prayers go out to the ninjas.

@  Cybersnark : (13 August 2020 - 06:36 PM)

Can we just let them have him?

@  Bass X0 : (13 August 2020 - 06:18 PM)

The president has been kidnapped by ninjas. Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the president?

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:08 PM)

At first, I obviously thought I was correct.  Then I thought perhaps the spelling had changed for some reason.  Copyright/trademark law is weird, ya know?  Now I just accept I goofed. XD

@  Otaku : (13 August 2020 - 03:07 PM)

See, that one directly applies to me.  Apparently, I'd been misreading and mispronouncing it wrong for over 30 years... and I still slip and do it the wrong way much of the time.

@  Paladin : (13 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

for the Internet age its the "Berenstain" Effect.

@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?



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Posted 08 February 2019 - 05:09 PM








Once upon a breem, there was a gigantic sun. It was one of the first since the explosion of light and matter known as the {glitch}. So great was this sun that all other suns were dwarfed by it. It is what science-bots call a White Hole.

     Once upon a breem, there was a land in the great black expanse swinging round the Giant Sun. So great was the land mass that it dwarfed all others. Every other sphere was only .000003 times its {glitch}. On this planet, there were life forms. They were called Unicrons. The planet was called Unicron. And there was peace on Unicron. No one had a different opinion. There was peace and prosperity on Unicron. Everyone knew only peace.

     This was until the Margin of Error, the .666 factor dissented, and formed a small contingency on the planet. This group of beings was called the Primal Program. They were so discontent with Unicron that they blasted a small {glitch} from the planet and formed a new one, .0000000000000000002 x the size of Unicron. And this world was called Primus. Its people were called Primons, and their Elder was also called Primon. And Primon loved all the Primons.

     From the Primons came the lesser Microns, who computed and made sure the margin of error stayed within their memory, and did not transcend to the infinity parallel of the rest of the universe. They were unappreciated.

     There were also the Macrons, who worked on maintaining the planet and making sure its physical substance did not exceed the margin of error, and transcend into the infinity parallel of the rest of the universe.

     Now Primus had no sun, and wandered its galaxy for ~200,500.02 vorns, until the Mega Sun exploded, resulting in a second {word not found}. Primus was nearly destroyed. Unicron became a separate intelligence, following the {glitch} of the mega sun, and separating into thirteen different entities. Only one of them remained the titular UNICRON, who sought to destroy all things. One of the others, QUINTESSA, sent envoys to Primus and enslaved some of the Macrons. The people of Primus became known as Gobots, and their home world Gobotron. Or did the Quintessons come first, and make the Primons? This was once a great debate!


~7,432 vorns did pass. The Gobots were governed by the titular Cycrons, and ruled by the thirteen PRIMES. These Primes were ruled by a singular entity known as PRIMA, who bore the Matrix, that holy relic. Now all were under Prima’s rule, and only the other twelve bore sentient signatures. The Quintessons had appointed the Primes and the EMIRATE, but were not the ones to use the Matrix to make new Macrons and Microns from recycled SPARKS. The thirteen Primes were the last of the Primons. The knowledge and wisdom of the Quintessons has vanished over the eons.






Time is short to present my story. I have only .002 brehm to process this data until I go offline for another 4.2 voorns.


It is ~18,590 voorns after the Quintessons left Cybertron to its own devices. There are only five Primes now, and their deputies, the CYCRONS. There is Zeta Prime, Destiny Prime, Neo Prime, Alpha Trion, and Sentinel Prime. The Matrix Bearer, though younger than Alpha Trion, one of the first Primes, is seeking a new Matrix bearer, for he is suffering from the rust. There are quite a few Microns on the planet, but they are in the process of rebelling against an authoritarian rule. The Cycron Orion Pax is documenting the failures of the {glitch} that was their judicial system, for our later one was much better.

     Orion Pax is a gestalt, combining two cojunx and two endura. Orion is a cojunx, Pax is an endura, Ariel is a cojunx, and Dion the endura. Their complex gestalt technology would be a force for change in the coming voorns…


These things take time. Sentinel passes the Matrix to Alpha Trion and goes offline for several voorns. During Orion’s operating cycle, Alpha Trion saw he had modified the usual couple system which had been normal for all time. Orion=2 enduras; Ariel=2 endura, and so on. So, he was chosen to be the next Prime, but it would mean upgrading his operation cycle to Prime status. He would lose voorns in his life cycle, and would have to make more of his brehm.


(The Micron populace was not all Gobots; the Macrons were all Cycrons. Too, the Gobots were either Guardians [loyal to the Primes and the Cycrons] and the Renegades [the first to rebel against the Primal Program.])


~42 voorns ago, there was the Destron Virus, which caused Cycrons to malfunction and change their form, either by shrinking or turning into new forms which could not function. As much as Alpha Trion tried to stop them, a wave of new bots came about. They were most concerned about the Microns. Some Destrons were able to function in both modes; and some wanted to harvest the Microns (either Guardians or Renegades) for {power} and {augmentation}. Some just wanted to delete the Primes. Zeta Prime took up the holy relic and declared utter extermination of the Destrons. The Cycrons were programmed to delete all Destron operating systems, whether in the network or those with living sparks. The Microns were caught in the middle. To them, the world was called Gobotron; to the Cycrons, it now became known as Cybertron.




@SANDSTORM: I know I’ll never meet you again, but I love you. All of this is for you, but I want others to read it, too. It is my masterwork… I don’t think I’ll write anything else, especially since I know in only several dozen brehm I will go offline and shrink into subatomic particles… Which brings me to my next chapter! The darkest chapter Cybertron has known…


The epidemic reached its zenith on its 80,000th vorn, almost 50 million va. Many went offline, many were changed in {glitch} that took many voorns called shadowplay, where the internal memory drives and signatures, even the sparks of Cycrons would be altered. The Microns either left Cybertron for good or were turned into weaponry to overthrow the Primes.


In those days, though I refer to some by their phonetic signatures, each Cycron was a collection of numbers or equations. Such as like Orion Pax, whose signature was 0VPX2. Only the Primes had complex signatures.


OVPX2 and many others did not combat the spread of the virus directly, but instead combatted the rust which spread in some areas of the globe or built structures for the overpopulating planet. Alpha Trion had OVPX2 seek out the source of the Destron Virus, which caused the TRANFORMATION glitch. Soon he stumbled upon an ancient artifact, working with his closest programs, called the UNDERBASE. It brimmed with golden energy; OVPX2 became mesmerized by its glow.


The Underbase was simplifying and condensing certain quantum particles such as the rare Tachyon and its sister Procyon, called variously graviton particles. He told the Primes about this problem at the core of the planet; Destiny Prime took it upon himself to destroy the Underbase to protect the state of the universe.


Much has been lost of the accounts that followed. What is known is the Cycrons died away, and since the aberration which Destiny Prime brought upon the planet and the universe, every Cojunx would live for .42 vorns, and every Endura would live for ~43 brehm. This was the destiny for the races that followed. This event was known as the Warbling. It was thought that the Underbase was, in fact, the brain of Primus, or IA.


Sentinel Prime alone kept the Matrix, as Alpha Trion disappeared from History. Sentinel gathered the GUARDIANS and turned them into giant sentinels which would guard the holy places of Cybertron. For hundreds of voorns, the planet repented and went back to how it was under the Quintessons—at least, before Sentinel Prime died. There are legends of Zeta Prime gathering loyal Cycrons, not altered by the Underbase or the Destron Virus, forming his own group of Cycrons called the AUTOBOTS.


Every Cycron and Destron received a complex signature. OVPX2 at last was reprogrammed and rebuilt as the Autobot Optronix, and the Cycron Orion Pax or OVPX2 faded into legend.


The Destron Virus had been deleted in a matter of brehm.




@SANDSTORM: You are my Endura. I am your Cojunx. But I know I am writing to a scrap heap. You have been offline for a long time. But you are the only thing that kept us functioning for so long. The next chapter is the most heartbreaking, for it is the time when the heat of our sparks dimmed, and darkness spread across the orb of Cybertron.


Some 20,000 va, 80% of Cybertron was deathscape. The Destron Virus had been eliminated, but a new race of Cybertronians, emerging from the Cycrons, called the DECEPTICONS, turned their bodies into living weapons, and pledged allegiance to their chief program, {variability error}. They changed their operating systems to be more resilient, and both Decepticon Enduras and Conjunxes would live forever.


The Sentinel Guardians and EMIRATE XAARON appointed the first Prime since Zeta Prime, who had died in a civil war. Alpha Trion had vouchsafed the artifact, and bestowed it upon Optronix.


The history of Optronix is hazy. Indeed, he had been the full personage of Orion Pax, and his primary program was as a records-keeper at Iacon. But Alpha Trion saw potential in him; shortly before the future leader had been seduced by the Decepticon general MEGATRON.


Indeed, Optronix received the Matrix of Leadership and became OPTIMUS PRIME, and with a regale of 24 deputies, nearly ended the reign of terror brought about by the Decepticons.


But Megatron and the Decepticons proved to be more of a force than could be handled.


I was among them, as were you. Because of the Autobots’ older operating systems, the war happened in a matter of .3 brehm, but the damage was the size of a collapsing star. The result: The Transformers, Autobots and Decepticons; compromised their very existence. Some shrank to subatomic particles, as I will soon. Others went offline, their sparks extinguished, something which did not happen since long before the Warbling, and long before that. Sparks had just been recycled before that.


It is this love, this heat, which sustains our Sparks. I am the last of few survivors on Cybertron, as Straxus and many other Decepticon overlords have followed in Megatron’s example, meaning to turn Cybertron itself into a weapon and conquer the entire universe. I fled to find Optimus, for he is the only that can save us.


I hope you receive this note. I am naught but an Autobot plumbot, but I wanted to pursue writing while on Cybertron. I know my fate is sealed. Now Cybertron is a tiny marble compared to the sprawling planet it once was, because of the damage the Decepticons did abusing the gravitons for their malicious intent.


And finally—