Jump to content

Toggle shoutbox Squawkbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

Please don't post Youtube videos in the chat box. The forums software auto embeds them. 

@  wonko the sane? : (14 December 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Nope. Forgot entirely, had to make another trip.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 December 2019 - 04:04 PM)

Well, did you get water?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 December 2019 - 01:56 PM)

Went to the bathroom, shaved, baked a cake... wait, I only got up to get some water...

@  unluckiness : (14 December 2019 - 09:01 AM)

That's a common misconception. You see compared to the first run, it's a new mold.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 December 2019 - 03:27 AM)

Wouldn't that just add packaging authenticity? :D

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2019 - 01:44 AM)

I read a anecdote of someone recently receiving a Glacialord with mold because apparently online stores' warehouses have been sitting on Fansproject products like that for years.

@  Rycochet : (13 December 2019 - 11:56 AM)

Unlike many of his peers, Morton diesn't seem to have gone out of his way to try and take every drug going so he's aged remarkably well.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Doesn't seem to have been a market for it, which is too bad, because it perfectly does what it sets out to do.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Just opened it and suddenly I'm 9 years old again.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Bought myself Fansproject Glacialord for my birthday during their Black Friday sale.

@  Nevermore : (12 December 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Morten Harket of A-ha might have aged 35 years on the outside, but his voice is still pretty much the same as it was in 1984. That's some great training and exercise for you.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 December 2019 - 06:59 PM)

Depends entirely on how badly you cooked them. What?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Can it raise the dead?

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Cheddar can do just about anything.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Cream cheese has to be on a bagel or crackers.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:31 PM)

(for example: I like Swiss cheese on sandwiches, but find it merely tolerable by itself)

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:30 PM)

I mean are you eating it by itself? With crackers? On a sandwich?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

I would ask, but I'd rather not know.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

With my mouth, usually.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.

@  Nevermore : (07 December 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Wishful thinking, rumor or leak?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

Snapdragon for Earthrise.

@  TM2-Megatron : (04 December 2019 - 10:22 PM)

Still not the weirdest thing a Nic Cage character has done in a film

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 December 2019 - 04:00 PM)

Couldn't be worse than him pissing fire as Ghost Rider.


Build Your Own Government

Colonies Cybertron Government Politics Empire Republic Councils

1 reply to this topic

#1 That One Guy

That One Guy

    MaxCop gone rogue

  • Citizen
  • 118 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:A space Denny's in space Australia
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 05 April 2019 - 11:50 AM

Have you grown tired of every Cybertronian government being a corrupt, unsustainable mess? Do you want to see a Cybertron where devolving into endless civil war can finally be prevented? Do you just like the word council? Then this is the place for you to design what you picture as the ideal Cybertronian government!

Here's my take, starting from local government and working our way up to galactic wide government.

The Cybertronian Commonwealth: Formed after the Universe War by Optimus Primal and his comrades, this state has officially dissolved the Maximal Imperium and Predacon Alliance, replacing the two rival states with a pan-factional democracy that allows everyone's voice to be heard and accounted for. The legislative body of the Commonwealth is the Cybertronian Parliament, a grand council made up of various representatives from Cybertron and her colonies. The process to reach Parliament, however, begins on a much smaller level. Starting from the bottom...

Small territorial councils- Councils made up of local officials and politicians from a specific territory on a world. Every territory on a planet has these councils, although some function slightly differently than others. The goal of each council is to maintain the stability and prosperity of the region under it's jurisdiction, encourage cooperation between the different cities, towns, etcetera within the region, and elect a governor to represent them in the planetary House.

*On Cybertron, these councils are called Provincial Councils. Instead of a governor, the PCs elect a Lord, who then goes to the High Council. The goals and duties of a Lord and a Governor are virtually identical, however a Lord simply has more prestige due to being from Cybertron, the heart of the Commonwealth.

Houses- Made up of the various governors from across the planet who then convene to manage the economics, infrastructure, policing, etcetera of their respective colony. The goal of each House is to ensure the stability and prosperity of their colony world, as well as elect an Imperial Peace Marshall (or, in the case of Predacon-majority worlds, Emirate). The Marshalls/Emirates represent the colony in the larger Cybertronian Parliament, convening with not only each other, but also the Supreme Commander of the Commonwealth Military, and even the High Council of Cybertron.

*On Cybertron, instead of a House there is a High Council. While the High Council handles many of the same duties as any other House, it has an elevated position of power and prestige in Parliament due to its governing of Cybertron itself. Because of this, the High Council coordinates much more frequently with the Commonwealth Military and it's Supreme Commander, as well as sometimes overruling the actions of individual colonies. However, if 2/3rds of the Marshalls/Emirates in Parliament vote against the High Council's decision, the Council is forced to back down and attempt to reach a compromise, or scrap the idea altogether.

Parliament- The Parliament is made up of the Imperial Peace Marshalls/Emirates, the High Council of Cybertron, and the Supreme Commander of the Commonwealth Military. The goal of Parliament is to manage the entirety of the Commonwealth, from its economics to its defense, from its expansion to its foreign relations. Anyone in Parliament can propose a legislation, which can then be voted upon. The High Council can at times veto the proposed legislations of a colony, and even override it's House, although the Council is kept in check by the rest of Parliament, which can in turn veto the Council is a 2/3rds majority is reached. The head of the Parliament, and by extension the entire Commonwealth, is the Prime Chancellor, who is elected from within Parliament (and is usually from the High Council, although there are exceptions). The Chancellor heads the Parliament during sessions and operates mainly in the fields of defense coordination with the Military, foreign relations and trade with other galactic nations, and the economics of the Commonwealth as a whole. A Chancellor can be removed from power if the majority of Parliament votes for their impeachment, although this rarely, if ever, occurs.

Commonwealth Military- The Commonwealth Military operates mostly outside the realm of politics, instead focusing on the defense and expansion of the Commonwealth. While each major branch of the Military has it's own respective head, one of these leaders is appointed by the Prime Chancellor to become the Supreme Commander of the Commonwealth Military. The Supreme Commander serves the dual purpose of overseeing the operations of the entire Military and representing the Military in Parliament. While some question the purpose and legitimacy of a military commander being allowed a seat in Parliament, the Supreme Commander's position helps ensure that matter of expansion, defense, and internal stability are always accounted for in Commonwealth politics. As a bonus, having a seat on Parliament helps keep the rest of the government up to date on Military matters, helping to avoid any miscommunication and potentially poor decision making that could negatively effect the Military. The Supreme Commander, while subordinate to Parliament and the Chancellor, is often granted a level of independence to manage the Military as they see fit.

*Internal stability within the Commonwealth is managed by the Commonwealth Peacekeeping Agency (CPA), which was formed after the merging of the Maximal Command Security Force and the Predacon Secret Police. The CPA is a branch of the larger Commonwealth Military, but is generally granted a degree of autonomy due to their more localized nature. The CPA itself is headed by the aptly named CPA Command, which is in turn subordinate to the Supreme Commander.

#2 That One Guy

That One Guy

    MaxCop gone rogue

  • Citizen
  • 118 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:A space Denny's in space Australia
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 05 April 2019 - 11:57 AM

Did not mean to post this thrice. Someone with the appropriate privileges please delete two of the three versions of this post.

Reply to this topic


Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Colonies, Cybertron, Government, Politics, Empire, Republic, Councils

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users