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@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 08:26 PM)

Sounds like they need to clean more often.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 06:51 PM)

From the depths of Walmart's backroom comes...a Playstation Vita game in 2020?

@  Telly : (19 October 2020 - 02:20 PM)

and my bow

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:49 AM)

<GIMLI> And my axe! </GIMLI>

@  Donocropolis : (19 October 2020 - 11:47 AM)

He's got my vote!

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 11:26 AM)

Mayor?

@  Maximus Ambus : (19 October 2020 - 07:38 AM)

Greasepit for the Sports Car Patrol, Airwave for the Airstrike Patrol, Hot House for the Rescue Patrol, Ironworks for ????

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:09 AM)

My local Walmart FINALLY got a restock of Generations during the early September reset and got a big shipment of Earthrise wave 1 (the first I’d seen around here). IF, and that’s a big IF, they restock I’m expecting a bunch of wave 3. Or wave 2. But we’ll be skipping one of those waves.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:08 AM)

Barricade hanging around

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 04:08 AM)

Brunt barely appeared here at all, wave 3 was pretty much skipped for a big load of wave 4, with Impactor and

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Brunt is shelfwarming around me. One walmart moved the whole lot of them off to a side shelf, but couldn't be added to liquidate them.

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2020 - 09:01 PM)

Ironworks is a plague. No idea if it was overproduced or if nobody wants it but thing's clogging shelves.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2020 - 04:23 PM)

My walmart the few times I go in will be lucky to have two or three transformers period.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2020 - 10:29 AM)

I mostly just see walls of Ironworks. And the occassional Siege Hound.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2020 - 08:44 AM)

condolences.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 08:40 AM)

My local Symths is still chock full of Earthrise wave 1.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 08:24 AM)

Yup, generally so much they don't bother with any other waves as the existing stock doesn't sell out.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

All the damn time.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

If there's anything there's going to be plenty of stock, it's wave 1.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:56 AM)

I'm really not worried about wave 1 of a new line EVER.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

At least you got listings for kingdom. walmart canada won't list them until they're actually in stock and that could very well never happen. I'm gonna get mine from BBTS cause I'm not missing out on the maximals.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:32 AM)

And I don't buy the "they all sold out" explanation. The Kingdom figures are still listed.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:32 AM)

I don't see any of Friday's reveals at Walmart.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:23 AM)

There's a difference between "sold out" and "no trace of a listing".

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:23 AM)

There is still a listing for the scalped and sold out Walmart exclusive limited edition version of Gigawatt.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 07:22 AM)

But there should still be a listing.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2020 - 06:30 AM)

Probably got scalped and sold out in seconds.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 04:10 AM)

And I don't see links anywhere either.

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2020 - 04:10 AM)

So did Walmart somehow fail put up the Headmasters preorders as promised by Hasbro, or have the listings been taken down again? I cannot find them.

@  Kalidor : (18 October 2020 - 03:02 AM)

My Depth Charge is signed by David Sobolov on the wing.

@  Echowarrior : (16 October 2020 - 09:51 PM)

So do I, and I am one.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 October 2020 - 07:33 PM)

I need an adult.


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Posted 21 October 2019 - 02:02 PM

We're all becoming greymuzzles.



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Posted 23 October 2019 - 07:00 PM

Since it's International Snow Leopard Day, I think it's a good time to post a picture of my snow leopard patterned chakat, Swiftwind. I used hir as a 'sona for maybe 6 months or so before the whole dragon thing got going.  Ended up reviving hir a few years back as well, though more as a OC than as just me(which my dragon 100% is.)

 

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Oh, and for more clarity, here's a picture of hir in civvies, for those not familiar with chakats:

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 12:29 AM

Don't mind me... should be getting art done tomorrow of a Halloween-ish depiction of my Argonian necromancer/bone shaman.  Stream will be starting while I'm at work, so just dropping my ref here as backup in case the artist can't find the e-mail with it.  

 

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Funnily enough, TFW and Seibertron are both blocked by my work web filter, but Allspark isn't. 



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Posted 29 October 2019 - 04:46 AM

Gotta admit, I've really never understood the -taur thing in general. It just seems like it'd be really inconvenient. = o


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 29 October 2019 - 05:42 AM

One thing that always amused me about chakats is how many seem to have Transformer names, Bluestreak, Sunstreaker and the like.

I remain thankful not to have encountered a Chakat Ironhide as I think a space feline with a thick drawl would have killed me.

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Posted 29 October 2019 - 06:22 AM

Gotta admit, I've really never understood the -taur thing in general. It just seems like it'd be really inconvenient. = o

The few times I encountered a -taur online it turned out to be a sex thing where the person was getting into weirder and weirder stuff because they were becoming desensitized to regular stuff.



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Posted 29 October 2019 - 07:42 AM

Gotta admit, I've really never understood the -taur thing in general. It just seems like it'd be really inconvenient. = o

 

Only when you encounter revolving doors, turnstiles, and airliner seating!  In the chakatverse they were all genetically engineered for different tasks.  Foxtaurs for example are basically forever park rangers - they live off the land american indian style, take care of it to keep it in prime condition, and have what's called "territorial attachment syndrome" which causes some fo them to get sick if they ever have to travel away form their home territory for too long. Chakats were designed to be first wave colonizers and explorers, hence their high immunities, fast healing, and hermaphroditic nature to ensure fast population growth.  Most of those features though meant they were also used heavily to clean up after the gene wars(the settings equivalent to the eugenics wars - but with furry slavery involved) as they were developed on the tail end of that.

 

In general though, the quadraped form IIRC allows for better traversal of difficult terrain.  chakats have longer forepaw toes and a sort-of thumb that gives them what are termed "handpaws" in-universe, which they can use for rough manipulation as well, which can be quite useful. (Check the first picture above - Swiftwind's using hir handpaws for an additional set of spaceship controls if you look closely.) Chakats also do have some organ redundancy - the first chakats only had one heart, but later generations have two, though they can survive off of one for periods of time if needed(it just really stresses it).

 

Oh, and you can carry your friends on your back.  Or other things, via saddlebags. 

 

*edit* also, there's a 15-page thing on taur "issues" and advantages in everyday life here: http://www.furaffini... become a taur" though the search puts the pages out of order of course.  The artist never grouped them together or I'd link to that, and I figure no one wants me to dump all 15 pages here.

 

One thing that always amused me about chakats is how many seem to have Transformer names, Bluestreak, Sunstreaker and the like.

I remain thankful not to have encountered a Chakat Ironhide as I think a space feline with a thick drawl would have killed me.

 

New character idea acquired!  (Not really though.  :p ) But yeah, chakat naming conventions are similar to Transformer and Pony ones in that typically they're descriptive of personality or physical traits.  90% of the time, it seems to be related to physical traits, at least for the general chakat populace on the interwebs.

 

 

 

Gotta admit, I've really never understood the -taur thing in general. It just seems like it'd be really inconvenient. = o

The few times I encountered a -taur online it turned out to be a sex thing where the person was getting into weirder and weirder stuff because they were becoming desensitized to regular stuff.

 

 

Like all furry stuff, for some that is the sole reason, for others there is a lot more. Taur hugs(not the filtered kind!) is also a thing some like!  Oh , and related fun fact.  One of the original reasons the chakats were created way back when was because of stuff like that - Goldfur/Bernard Doove wanted to show that you could make compelling characters out of characters with those sorts of traits, and that they weren't just fetish porn bait. I'm actually not sure if furry-style taurs were even used anywhere normally before the first chakat stories, thinking back.


Edited by Dekafox, 29 October 2019 - 08:02 AM.


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Posted 30 October 2019 - 09:14 PM

Since I posted the ref, may as well share the final image here too.  A spoopy Argonian necromancer for Spoopyween!

 

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 10:09 PM

Ooh, that's really cool.

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 11:23 PM

It's something I would expect to see living deep in a Louisiana swamp.



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Posted 06 November 2019 - 12:12 AM

.... now that's got me imagining Cajun Argonians deep in the Black Marsh... Definitely nailed the aesthetic then though!



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Posted 06 November 2019 - 04:31 AM

When does she start singing about having friends on the other side?

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 07:44 AM

I was thinking more voodoo priestess than caijun to be honest.



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Posted 06 November 2019 - 07:58 AM

Hollywood can't really tell the difference most of the time.

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 08:12 AM

When does she start singing about having friends on the other side?

 

Someone else over on the ESO Reddit made the same comment - that she looks like she's about to break into an amazing Disney Villain song.

 

I was thinking more voodoo priestess than caijun to be honest.

 

Which was part of the aesthetic I was going for with her design. Just the mention of Louisiana swamp brought Cajuns to mind also.



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Posted 06 November 2019 - 08:29 AM

I was told that cajuns are just people descended from the original french colonists of Louisiana, so I don't see how that can be conflated with voodoo.



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Posted 06 November 2019 - 09:41 AM

I'm not exactly rank 12 on my American History, but isn't that where they themselves got the idea from?


Edited by Copper Bezel, 06 November 2019 - 09:42 AM.

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 20 November 2019 - 07:54 AM

According to a chart that Patch found, both these characters are furry:



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Posted 20 November 2019 - 08:24 AM

One's definitely anime casual-furry.  The other makes me think more Spongebob though...

 

...is Spongebob technically a sponge furry?



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Posted 20 November 2019 - 08:36 AM

Spongebob is closer to an anthro dish-scrubbing sponge than the aquatic animal, but he still falls under the same furry subgroup as the moon.







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