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@  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.


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#1 tffan01

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 09:40 AM

IDK if this is a silly thread but I like the Bayverse and I like multiversal stories, so I'm just wondering. The only times Bayverse TFs appeared were as cameos or off-screen mentions in Ask Vector Prime, why didn't they appear that much? Only Megatron had a prominent role but even then, he apparently came from a G1/Bayverse mix universe. Is it licensing issues? If so, how did Bumblebee appear in Ask Vector Prime?

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 09:56 AM

Ask Vector Prime To Explain A Timeline That Can't Even Keep Continuity With Its Promotional Tie Ins, Never Mind Between Movies.



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Posted 17 August 2019 - 10:00 AM

Because the studios own the designs and it would cost money to use them.


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Posted 17 August 2019 - 10:18 AM

Cautiousness on Funpub's part in regards to Paramount, probably.


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Posted 17 August 2019 - 11:47 AM

Hasbro asked that Fun Pub not affect other current media in too many ways. At one point going so far as to "wall off" things like the Movies/Transformers Prime/IDW comics and say that they weren't a part of the multiverse at all so we couldn't even reference them.

Things changed with different brand teams and as media became less "current". So we could access some more of those universes later, though their competing "rules" to things like Unicron, the Primes, and other multiversal stuff made it still more desirable to use adjacent universes that copied qualities of the movies or Prime universes.

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 12:10 PM

Hasbro asked that Fun Pub not affect other current media in too many ways. At one point going so far as to "wall off" things like the Movies/Transformers Prime/IDW comics and say that they weren't a part of the multiverse at all so we couldn't even reference them.

Things changed with different brand teams and as media became less "current". So we could access some more of those universes later, though their competing "rules" to things like Unicron, the Primes, and other multiversal stuff made it still more desirable to use adjacent universes that copied qualities of the movies or Prime universes.

"Things changed" around 2014, correct? When did Hasbro first initiate the blockade on then-current media? Was it near the beginning when Fun Pub first got the BotCon license, or did it develop over the years?


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Posted 17 August 2019 - 01:45 PM

At the beginning of the Club, things moved just after current media. The Unicron Trilogy and Universe stuff being cases in point.

The 2007 movie was sort of a joint decision, Hasbro doubled down when the 7 Primes were introduced in Revenge of the Fallen. But the strongest wall was when Prime came out. They made sure we couldn't touch that*.

*Which is odd because originally the directive was going to be that Prime was going to be the ONLY Universe we could be in. With each year exploring a new planet and new group of survivors from Cybertron. But... easy to see how that would get tricky to coordinate pretty fast. Have a character in the show name drop the wrong obscure character name in the wrong spot and... whoops. Lol.

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 01:57 PM

Man. That sounds great.



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Posted 17 August 2019 - 02:58 PM

Hasbro asked that Fun Pub not affect other current media in too many ways. At one point going so far as to "wall off" things like the Movies/Transformers Prime/IDW comics and say that they weren't a part of the multiverse at all so we couldn't even reference them.


Huh. I remember that "not part of the multiverse" thing, which struck me as kind of nonsensical but in line with the corporate intent that Aligned take precedence over everything else (except maybe the Bayverse?). It hadn't occurred to me that it was a way of walling off the Alignedverse from the Club fiction specifically, while allowing that fiction to continue in its own right. It now strikes me as Hasbro trying to split the difference between asserting canonicity Lucas-style and not pissing off fans of all the stuff that would've been made apocryphal if they'd taken a harder line.

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 03:19 PM

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#11 M Sipher

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 05:56 PM

 

Hasbro asked that Fun Pub not affect other current media in too many ways. At one point going so far as to "wall off" things like the Movies/Transformers Prime/IDW comics and say that they weren't a part of the multiverse at all so we couldn't even reference them.


Huh. I remember that "not part of the multiverse" thing, which struck me as kind of nonsensical but in line with the corporate intent that Aligned take precedence over everything else (except maybe the Bayverse?). It hadn't occurred to me that it was a way of walling off the Alignedverse from the Club fiction specifically, while allowing that fiction to continue in its own right. It now strikes me as Hasbro trying to split the difference between asserting canonicity Lucas-style and not pissing off fans of all the stuff that would've been made apocryphal if they'd taken a harder line.

 

It was more than just gating out FP, I'm certain. Remember, this was also when they were rethinking the mythology and the whole "first Primes" blardeeblar but previous Hasbro-mandated stuff had the concept where the 13 were already established as other dudes who were always the same in every reality and yar yar.

 

The whole "not part of the multiverse" thing always struck me as Hasbro simultaneously overthinking and underthinking it, and a bad call in general.

 

Just say "yeah it's part of the multiverse, but it's doesn't follow all the rules of the previously-observed universes. Yeah, those laws were universal for THOSE universes. But not this one. Because of quantum or something. The mulitverse is weird like that. Also we asked FP to leave it alone for now so we can utterly fail to minimize continuity snaggles with everyone else we license TF out to despite our stated goal of a unified singular timeline which was honestly kinda overambitious to begin with."

 

 

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 06:54 PM

A bad call was whoever decided "Multiverse singularity" in general.



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Posted 17 August 2019 - 07:09 PM

A bad call was whoever decided "Multiverse singularity" in general.

 

Forest Lee?

 

Though, it was Furman who, years earlier, decided to make Unicron be the same guy in every universe (except for that one instance in 1990 where he didn't).


Edited by Sabrblade, 17 August 2019 - 07:12 PM.

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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 17 August 2019 - 07:26 PM

I have never had a problem with the concept of "all Unicrons are the same Unicron that just manifests differently depending on the universe".

 

 

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 08:31 PM

That would be awesome except for where it was explicitly "Unicron travels in a straight line through every continuity linearly and has therefore failed at the exact same plan millions of times in a row".



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Posted 17 August 2019 - 08:39 PM

We know he's succeeded at least twice. Maybe the average isn't so bad for him. And he can be patient.

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 08:40 PM

I mean THAT part is dumb, the singular-linear-bleh. It's a classic "Thinking Too Damn Hard About Tiny Details" when dealing with stuff that should be -at best- flavor text.

 

(And Uni's succeeded more'n twice. And yeah, he can play the very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, long game.)

 

 

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 06:02 AM

I can think of at least two universes that end with Unicron eating them, and I'm not aware of any universes that definitively won't be eaten. Maybe he never fails!

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 06:46 AM

Now it just makes me giggle because you look at something like the G1 cartoon, you have him destroyed to just a deactivated head over Cybertron and this means that rather than vacate to a new universe, instead he said "No wait I still have a chance with this one".



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Posted 18 August 2019 - 08:56 AM

I mean, "Ghost in the Machine."



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