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. 

@  tigerhawk : (14 April 2021 - 01:20 AM)

Sure he's a peeping tom but every single Scottish person does it!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 April 2021 - 08:09 PM)

Groundskeeper Wheelie say you're going to taste my rake today!

@  TheMightyMol... : (13 April 2021 - 06:57 PM)

"If elected mayor, me first act will be ta KILL THA WHOLE LOT 'A YA, AND.......I know it's on!"

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 April 2021 - 01:57 PM)

Campaign slogan? "Its Willie time!"

@  tigerhawk : (13 April 2021 - 10:15 AM)

I'd vote for Groundskeeper Wullie.

@  Donocropolis : (13 April 2021 - 07:25 AM)

A comic, yes, but we need a figure!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (13 April 2021 - 06:27 AM)

No.. It's Tiberious Maximus... And there is a comic with such already. :D

@  Donocropolis : (12 April 2021 - 11:15 AM)

Yes. Color it like the Energon version of Unicron. Also, give us Fortress Tiberious.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 April 2021 - 09:49 AM)

Great. Now I want a borg cube unicron...

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (12 April 2021 - 09:00 AM)

We still need Transformers x Star Trek toy.

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 April 2021 - 05:39 AM)

I saw most of them at retail at TRU, but that's not an option in the US anymore.

@  tigerhawk : (12 April 2021 - 04:21 AM)

Dibs on naming the Ark robot Arkonus.

@  Kalidor : (11 April 2021 - 09:48 PM)

The only Titan figure I ever saw at retail was Trypticon at Ollie's

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

Robosen Prime has market crossover with not just the toy collectors, but robotics enthusiasts quite willing to pay that price for a product like this.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 April 2021 - 08:33 PM)

One of my two local TRUs will stock exactly ONE titan at a time. It usually ends up "clearanced" for about 20 bucks off cause no one is willing to pay for at full price OR discounted.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Most stores don't seem to want to stock Commanders or Titans, never mind Unicron.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 April 2021 - 07:55 PM)

I wonder if Unicron going to crowdfuning wasn't just a price issue but also stores not wanting to stock and transport something so huge.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:47 PM)

It is, although this thing could also be considered a STEM educational tool

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 07:33 PM)

Doesn't change the fact that, for most people, $700 is a pretty hefty investment for a toy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 April 2021 - 07:17 PM)

I dunno, $700 doesn't seem that bad for what it does. Some of those Masterpiece figures seem to go for at least half that price, and they don't have any actual robots or even electronics.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 April 2021 - 05:35 PM)

Not to mention wallet-shattering.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (11 April 2021 - 04:30 PM)

It's a jargon-shattering figure.

@  Kalidor : (10 April 2021 - 08:50 PM)

The licensed Optimus Prime that transforms itself is the appropriate usage of the term "Third Party"

@  Donocropolis : (10 April 2021 - 08:24 AM)

That Optimus isn't built by Hasbro, only licensed. The company that makes it has been making similar robots for years, so no crowdfundng required.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 08:05 AM)

Apparently they're selling one for 74 and a half thousand dollars.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 April 2021 - 08:01 AM)

We could write boston dynamics and ask?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:59 AM)

Granted, I'm not sure how much robots with elaborate movement tend to go for.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 April 2021 - 07:56 AM)

I think with actual robotics it was easier to justify selling it at a high cost, compared to an unusually large action figure.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 April 2021 - 05:06 AM)

It is a very impressive display of robotics though.

@  tigerhawk : (10 April 2021 - 04:52 AM)

What were they thinking with that self transforming Optimus? should have been another crowd funder for that price.

@  tigerhawk : (08 April 2021 - 03:33 PM)

I wish they'd rerelease Earthrise Ramjet and Dirge.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 April 2021 - 03:04 PM)

Yay! optimus primal just arrived. So now there's... nothing for me to look forward to till scorponok drops... hmmm, I didn't think this through properly...

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 04:26 PM)

It's an older title which recently got a remake so...

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 April 2021 - 01:10 PM)

Ah yes- I think I've heard of that game before. I may be thinking about something else though.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 08:03 AM)

It's a video game. You get hired to revive and restore a series of derelict space stations.

@  tigerhawk : (07 April 2021 - 07:05 AM)

I've got no idea what that is but yes.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 April 2021 - 06:34 AM)

so... literally the plot to startopia.

@  tigerhawk : (07 April 2021 - 02:32 AM)

Maybe if the Interstellar Alliance collapsed after the big burn and a 'benefactor' repurposed a space station as a commerce one. Oh wait...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 April 2021 - 04:35 PM)

Babylon 6?

@  Donocropolis : (06 April 2021 - 11:49 AM)

I'd rather have a Toilet Seat: TNG sequel series than an actual reboot. If something was done well the first time, don't give us the same-thing-but-worse, just give us something new on that bowl..

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 10:19 AM)

Context: my parents had the bathroom redone about a year ago (actually, almost exactly a year ago, as the project was about 4 days from complete and was interrupted by the first pandemic lockdown.). The ridiculous, fancy toilet seat they purchased has since develloped cracks in it and needs to be returned. Dad simply could not get the seat off himself... and see previous shout.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 10:17 AM)

How to ruin somesones day with one question: Let someone work on a problem for about an hour and a half on their own, come to the realization they need an extra set of hands, ask for help, show you the problem and outright difficulty of it: then ask them "Hey, what does this button do?" and literally solve the two man dilema without doing any work.

@  Dekafox : (06 April 2021 - 09:22 AM)

As far as the TNT move, all of Season 5 was basically epilogue, which didn't help - when it looked like things were ending at Season 4 JMS tried to cram all the major plot threads for his original Season 4 and 5 plan into Season 4, which didn't leave them as much to work with for Season 5. Then TNT totally screwed with Crusade and got it killed before it got a chance to hit the real plot and nothing else really resonated enough to get a series push. A Crusade revival would be the best "B5:TNG" option IMO.

@  electricidad : (06 April 2021 - 08:55 AM)

Peak B5 was the first six episodes of season 4. EVERYTHING CAME TO A HEAD.

@  Kevin S : (06 April 2021 - 08:50 AM)

Generally, I think once B5 moved to TNT things went downhill. The sets didn't look as good (maybe due to ill use of better lighting) and I wasn't always as impressed with casting (Sheridan's new 2nd just didn't work). The movies had decent ideas, but I felt there was something off in the execution. Wonder if TNT pushed for different directors that weren't as familar with B5.

@  wonko the sane? : (06 April 2021 - 08:42 AM)

Did the follow up movies do that badly, or does the creator simply feel like his story was told and refuses to allow more content?

@  Donocropolis : (06 April 2021 - 08:23 AM)

I'd rather have a B5: TNG sequel series than an actual reboot. If something was done well the first time, don't give us the same-thing-but-worse, just give us something new in that world.

@  tigerhawk : (06 April 2021 - 01:26 AM)

A reboot would probably be ruined by meddling and different visions anyway. 

@  Echowarrior : (05 April 2021 - 09:12 PM)

JMS wrote about half of the first season, a little over half of the second, all of the third and fourth, and all but one episode from the fifth. Given he was also the creator and executive producer, him having so much creative control was likely a condition for getting the show made. Shame he didn't have it for Crusade.

@  Dekafox : (05 April 2021 - 08:44 AM)

They also had JMS write every single script bar maybe 2 or 3? That was another big part of how well it hangs together. Do you think any studio would do that nowadays?


Photo
- - - - -

[IC] Mey Hem: Submitted For Your Disapproval

Mey Hem play by post

515 replies to this topic

#1 Zamuel

Zamuel

    Dream Valley Survivor

  • Supporter
  • 18452 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 18 November 2019 - 01:21 AM

"I have regained control. And I don't need magic... now, I am magic."

 
A singular statement, an awakening that was vocalized, lingers in the night. Once a librarian, a young woman revels in her new form. As powerful wings carried her through a forest in the midst of night, she searched fruitlessly for the source of her ire. Patch--whether meaning something to mend things or the piece ripped from a whole--carried on unstopping through the night. Morning arrived and she soon heard a familiar voice lingering in the back of her mind,

"Why, good morning. I know you're going to bring destruction to your enemies...but do you know where you're going?"

Spoiler

Edited by Zamuel, 18 November 2019 - 09:35 AM.

Spoiler

#2 Patch

Patch
  • Retired Staff
  • 36624 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 18 November 2019 - 08:01 PM

Flashback

Spoiler

 

 

 

Patch adjusted her wings to brake her speed, landing on a sturdy-looking tree branch. "Sorry," she muttered. "Distracted for a moment. Unfortunately it seems there are still a few memories of my old life rattling about in my head."

 

She scowled. "I'm afraid I'm not quite clear on where to go. I had thought being airborne would give me the best chance of spotting an entire nation, but I've seen nothing on the horizon yet. If you have suggestions, please, I'm all ears."



#3 Zamuel

Zamuel

    Dream Valley Survivor

  • Supporter
  • 18452 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 19 November 2019 - 09:45 AM

"Think of this--to find a group that hides in the shadows so they can hunt down magic users, would it not be prudent to seek out magic users first?"
Spoiler

#4 Patch

Patch
  • Retired Staff
  • 36624 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 19 November 2019 - 01:42 PM

"To find a predator, first find its prey... that is sound logic. Very well, then. I already know of one location where they've targeted the gifted..." She grinned.

Edited by Patch, 19 November 2019 - 01:42 PM.


#5 Zamuel

Zamuel

    Dream Valley Survivor

  • Supporter
  • 18452 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 19 November 2019 - 02:03 PM

"Just be wary. It might prove fruitless to go to an orchard that's already been picked clean. But just what is this location?"
Spoiler

#6 Patch

Patch
  • Retired Staff
  • 36624 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 19 November 2019 - 04:08 PM

"The Old Publishing District. It's the most populated area in this region. More people overall, more magic users likely to be living among the populace. The fact that I know the district as well as I do is just a bonus."

Edited by Patch, 19 November 2019 - 04:08 PM.


#7 Zamuel

Zamuel

    Dream Valley Survivor

  • Supporter
  • 18452 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 19 November 2019 - 05:31 PM

There was a pause, then the voice whispered, "Stealth may be of the essence since this doesn't seem like a particularly subtle plan by being in such a populated area. But there's no use delaying, is there? Keep to the skies to avoid prying eyes. We wouldn't want you to be stopped prematurely, would we?"
Spoiler

#8 Patch

Patch
  • Retired Staff
  • 36624 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 19 November 2019 - 06:23 PM

"Most definitely not." Patch spread her wings and took off into the air. As she flew, her eyes scanned the ground below for possible threats... or targets.

 

Spoiler


#9 Zamuel

Zamuel

    Dream Valley Survivor

  • Supporter
  • 18452 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 19 November 2019 - 08:14 PM

Over a day non-stop Patch travelled, keeping unseen among the clouds until she reached the Old Publishing District. Patch spotted nothing suspicious on the way but whether that was because nothing was there or because it became overcast and then started raining. When Patch found a good vantage point on top of a building, the voice asked, "Are there any locations you think would be better than others?"
Spoiler

#10 Patch

Patch
  • Retired Staff
  • 36624 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 19 November 2019 - 08:31 PM

"Not particularly. It's a big town, and the mystically inclined don't come here to be conspicuous. So it's going to be a matter of sniffing them out," Patch muttered.

Spoiler


#11 Zamuel

Zamuel

    Dream Valley Survivor

  • Supporter
  • 18452 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 20 November 2019 - 03:00 PM

Patch began to tap in to subtle undercurrent of arcane energies naturally floating in the air and she felt something nearby. And there was something familiar about it...
Spoiler

#12 Patch

Patch
  • Retired Staff
  • 36624 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 20 November 2019 - 06:32 PM

She scanned the streets below. What was it that felt so familiar...?

 

Spoiler


#13 Zamuel

Zamuel

    Dream Valley Survivor

  • Supporter
  • 18452 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 20 November 2019 - 08:31 PM

Patch noticed someone going in their home and closing the door but she could see who it was. Then, she realized where she was...Arsenic Grey lived here.
Spoiler

#14 Patch

Patch
  • Retired Staff
  • 36624 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 21 November 2019 - 06:01 AM

Patch's eyes widened and her grip on the rooftop tiles tightened. "Tch... This is not a favorable situation. That woman is not to be trifled with, even if she is not directly my quarry."



#15 Zamuel

Zamuel

    Dream Valley Survivor

  • Supporter
  • 18452 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 21 November 2019 - 08:52 AM

"Well, that puts you in a dilemma, doesn't it. You can wait here to hope her rather distinct aura is picked up or search for someone who is a little less formidable and much less obvious."
Spoiler

#16 Patch

Patch
  • Retired Staff
  • 36624 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 21 November 2019 - 07:12 PM

"I intend to do the latter, but I shall wait until after nightfall to move under the cover of darkness. There is a certain convenient item I seek that would be risky to retrieve in broad daylight." She crawled closer to the center of the roof, where she would be harder to spot from below, and crouched in a pose not unlike that of a gargoyle.With her magically altered body's lack of a need for sleep, she instead simply... stopped thinking, for a time.



#17 Zamuel

Zamuel

    Dream Valley Survivor

  • Supporter
  • 18452 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 21 November 2019 - 07:31 PM

Time sluggishly meandered on until night slowly rolled back the day. As the darkness began to reign, Patch heard, "It's interesting that you're using a form that oozes power...for subtlety."
Spoiler

#18 Patch

Patch
  • Retired Staff
  • 36624 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 21 November 2019 - 07:52 PM

Patch's eyes snapped open. "As I am no longer a mortal being, I have no need to fear death. I do not even fear the end of my existence as I am now. There is but one thing that concerns me - that my destruction will come before I am able to use my power to effect true change in this world. I do not want to regret unnecessary haste." She rose to her feet. "Being subtle and deliberate for now is fine... the time to use this power to its fullest is coming."

 

Spreading her wings wide, she took off into the night sky.



#19 Patch

Patch
  • Retired Staff
  • 36624 posts
  • Gender:Female

Posted 24 November 2019 - 03:25 PM

She arrived home. At least, what had been her home.

 

Landing in the darkened alleyway on the side of the District's library, she moved aside some strategically placed crates and other assorted rubbish to uncover the door to the basement room she had used as a living space. She grabbed the handle.

 

It didn't budge.

 

As a human mage, she had been accustomed to leaving a small locking spell upon the door whenever she came and went, to prevent ruffians and other unwelcome guests from poking around where they didn't belong. Casting and removing the spell was as easy for her old self as swiping a subway pass would have been for an inhabitant of the old Londokyork. But now that she was no longer capable of even minor spellcasting, it seemed... she had quite literally locked herself out.

 

But this would prove only a minor inconvenience, as she slammed a fist into the door, causing sparks of magical energy to trace along the door's edges. She turned the handle again and opened the door. The hinges creaked in protest as it swung fully open, revealing a room in total darkness. Proceeding inside, she could see the bookshelves where her collection of magical tomes sat. Her inhuman eyes saw the shadows that skittered among the shelves, chattering excitedly among themselves, glancing at her with eyes like flickering embers. A grimoire opened an ethereal eye in the middle of its spine to look her over. 

 

As a human, she had been haunted by the eyes that watched her from the darkness. Now, she could watch them.

 

The spirits in the room seemed agitated by her presence. Not surprising. "Relax. I'm not here for any of you. Just came back for a little something - ah, here it is."

 

She picked out a spare cloak from a closet at the far end of the room. Wrapping her batlike wings along her sides, she donned the cloak and pulled its hood over her head. Then, she proceeded to leave the way she came. 

 

As she closed the door behind her, she smiled underneath the hood of the cloak. "Now, let's go for a walk."



#20 Zamuel

Zamuel

    Dream Valley Survivor

  • Supporter
  • 18452 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::Equestrian

Posted 25 November 2019 - 08:24 PM

"So you decide to risk discovery on a mere cloak. Maybe it's just me...but your mortality is showing. Something I'd like to note is that while subtlety has its place, numerous others are moving to effect true change in this world. It would be such a shame to miss your chance."

Spoiler

Edited by Zamuel, 25 November 2019 - 08:24 PM.

Spoiler





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users