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@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2021 - 02:19 PM)

"Fix fics" are their own entire category of fanfiction.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 May 2021 - 01:32 PM)

Is fanfic "fixing" an author's story? (Often it is, I think.)

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 May 2021 - 12:15 PM)

I don't think people repainting and such are nessicarly "Fixing" a toy, just modding it to their likes. The problem is when they go around claiming to have "Fixed' it, that I feel it becomes a problem.

@  CORVUS : (17 May 2021 - 08:41 AM)

"I was gonna buy some Toyhax labels for Earthrise Auto-Whatsit, but since I'd be disrespecting the artistic expression of the designers, I think I'll just forget the whole thing."

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2021 - 06:41 AM)

Like, in general, not going into specific bands or covers. Because I could point out plenty of repainted toys I didn't like as much as the original, too.

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2021 - 06:39 AM)

Is a musician covering a song "fixing" it?

@  Nevermore : (17 May 2021 - 05:15 AM)

So, then, isn't redecoing or retooling an existing toy also "fixing" someone else's art?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 10:07 PM)

A toy is not on the same level as a piece of drawn art, true, but it is 100% an entertainment product.

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 05:05 PM)

A toy is an object of utility, Comparing that to a piece of drawn art is grossly ignoring the difference between the two. Also, you didn't answer my questions. Try again.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 04:25 PM)

Part of the difference is that those covers are primarily one person's art. Sure, you probably have an inker and a colorist, but the lines and composition are one person. A toy however is a team design at pretty much all levels.

@  Cyoti : (16 May 2021 - 03:52 PM)

toymaking is a collaborative process, you have to make compromises and factories are going to get things wrong

@  tigerhawk : (16 May 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Earthrise had a few holes, Runamuck's legs YIKES!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 May 2021 - 03:37 PM)

I doubt that say, the designer for Kingdom Cheetor was happy about every bit of unpainted plastic on it.

@  Bass X0 : (16 May 2021 - 03:28 PM)

J Scott Campbell recently had his Spiderman cover "fixed" by someone online. A few weeks ago, someone on twitter "fixed" someone's Sonic the Hedgehog fan art where Sonic, Tails and Knuckles were drawn as humans. Both times and other times, the "fixer" gets called out and criticised as you shouldn't go around "fixing" someone else's art because its rude and disrespectful to the original artist. And I was thinking isn't "fixed your s*** for ya" exactly what toy customisers do?

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 02:28 PM)

Have you ever changed your car in any way whatsoever compared to the factory configuration, or are you leaving the designer's art unchanged in that case as well?

@  CORVUS : (16 May 2021 - 02:28 PM)

It's best not to ponder it too hard.

@  Nevermore : (16 May 2021 - 04:16 AM)

Bass X0, I really wonder sometimes how you come up with these random tangents apropos of nothing.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 04:11 AM)

It's collaborative art.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 May 2021 - 04:07 AM)

Toys are subject to budget constraints, so its not like customizing would ruin the designer's vision or whatever.

@  Bass X0 : (16 May 2021 - 03:38 AM)

Isn't customising a toy just "fixing other people's art"?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 May 2021 - 02:58 AM)

Oops, All Berries

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2021 - 12:47 AM)

Nope, Chuck Berry

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 May 2021 - 10:42 PM)

Nope, Chuck Testa.

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 May 2021 - 10:41 PM)

English needs to revive Chuck Finley in everyday text

@  Xero Prime : (15 May 2021 - 09:09 PM)

English needs to revive Mindy in everyday text.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 May 2021 - 08:07 PM)

English needs to revive book in everyday text.

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2021 - 04:00 PM)

English needs to revive Mook in everyday text

@  Steevy Maximus : (15 May 2021 - 03:42 PM)

English needs to revive Mork in everyday text

@  CORVUS : (15 May 2021 - 02:21 PM)

English needs to revive Morn in everyday text

@  Nevermore : (15 May 2021 - 12:38 PM)

English needs to revive Gorn in everyday text

@  Sabrblade : (15 May 2021 - 09:46 AM)

English needs to revive Gore in everyday text

@  Bass X0 : (15 May 2021 - 09:45 AM)

English needs to revive Gort in everyday text

@  TheMightyMol... : (15 May 2021 - 06:52 AM)

English needs to revive bort in everyday text

@  Telly : (15 May 2021 - 01:12 AM)

English needs to revive bork in everyday text

@  NovaSaber : (15 May 2021 - 12:15 AM)

English needs to revive dork in everyday text.

@  Sabrblade : (14 May 2021 - 09:34 PM)

English needs to revive pork in everyday text.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 May 2021 - 09:26 PM)

English needs to revive porn in everyday text.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 May 2021 - 09:10 PM)

English needs to revive Ģorn in everyday text.

@  Patch : (14 May 2021 - 05:53 PM)

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@  Nevermore : (14 May 2021 - 06:09 AM)

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@  TheMightyMol... : (13 May 2021 - 04:41 PM)

Yeah, my hybrid does that when idling or at low speeds. Otherwise it's almost completely silent.

@  ZakuConvoy : (13 May 2021 - 02:27 PM)

That might actually be a fake noise they make electric cars make so pedestrians can hear them. Some cars even let you pick out what noise they make.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 May 2021 - 11:20 AM)

Actually heard a car with that electric, scifi-hum to it. Made me realize that we kinda are living in the future...

@  tigerhawk : (13 May 2021 - 03:28 AM)

Nearly thirty Studio Series figs including the '86 line. "I won't touch that." I said a few years ago when deluxe wave 5 came to my store for a tenner each. My latest one' is 72 Starscream.


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Posted 14 December 2019 - 11:50 AM

"Hmph."

 

She relaxed for a moment, then threw herself forwards against the glass.

 

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As the glass shattered, she hit the ground rolling. She had get as close as possible to the capsule at the center of the room before the few workers left had a chance to react... or retaliate.
 
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Posted 15 December 2019 - 07:35 PM

When Patch practically exploded out from the glass, she had perhaps too much momentum as she rolled and was covered in glass shards. The last few workers sharply turned their heads upon hearing the sound. They seemed to panic a bit, glanced at the timer that was counting down, then took off running. Soon the room was silent except for ominous countdown.

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Posted 15 December 2019 - 08:11 PM

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Patch got back on her feet. The handful of workers had fled, apparently not being armed like the hunters she'd encountered earlier. Or perhaps it had more to do with the timer? She didn't like the sound of it, but she was more concerned with what lay ahead... the capsule.
 
Idly plucking shards of glass from her body as she charged ahead towards the metal capsule, her mind, warped as it was and drawn in by the sensation of such power, pondered what it was placed here to do. Was it drawing strength from the others in the glass cylinders, or was its purpose something else...? What could be gained from it... or be gained by destroying it?
 
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Posted 18 December 2019 - 06:04 PM

It was curious. For what Patch knew of YPNR, it would seem odd for a magical thing to be so prominent in the room. If it was drawing strength from the other cylinders, it didn't seem to have cables leading directly to it.
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Posted 18 December 2019 - 07:27 PM

Patch got up close to the capsule and looked it over. "Such a curious object... it would be a shame to have to resort to violence to figure out its secrets. But, I am under a bit of pressure..." She glanced up at the screen showing the countdown.

 

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 05:14 PM

Patch was unsure how to deal with the capsule. It didn't have any visible wires or a control panel. With some thought, she decided to lift it as she doubted they planned for someone of her strength. With a heave, she pulled amongst the sounds of groaning metal. Two things happened once she ripped it from the ground. First, the capsule went flying from her hands the moment there wasn't any more resistance. Second, the power went out. Emergency generators kicked in but even as lights slowly turned back on, Patch could see in the darkness what was formerly in the capsule--a person. A woman that was slightly shorter than her with pale skin, black hair, and a plain brown dress. When she opened her eyes, they shifted from greyscale to normal color with hazel irises. As she observed Patch, the voice seemed none too pleased.

"Oh. Well, there's a fish you can toss back in the ocean."
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Posted 22 December 2019 - 06:01 PM

"Hmmm. Is that so?" Patch took a moment to verify that the woman was, in fact, the source of the arcane energy she had sensed earlier.


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Posted 22 December 2019 - 09:33 PM

As the woman yawned and stretched, the intense arcane aura lowered to something still present but less overt. She seemed to pause and think before asking, "And just how are you today?" She seemed to have a subtle accent that was similar to Dee.
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Posted 23 December 2019 - 05:56 AM

Patch briefly frowned, not expecting to be drawn into small talk in such a situation, but decided to humor the woman nonetheless. "I am doing just fine. I hope you are as well." 

 

After a moment she asked, "Do you know where you are right now?"



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Posted 23 December 2019 - 12:58 PM

The woman seemed to be caught off guard by Patch's initial response but then regained composure. Upon hearing Patch's two questions she replied, "I've certainly been better. As far as where I am, I don't know but I know I'm not farther north. Do you know where I am?" Without waiting for a response, she started walking around. She was barefoot but didn't seem bothered by anything on the floor.
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Posted 23 December 2019 - 02:21 PM

With equal parts caution and curiosity, Patch followed along behind the woman. "If you don't know where you are, I'm afraid that makes two of us. Though... I do suspect I know who controls this facility."

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Posted 24 December 2019 - 03:23 PM

"Oh?" The woman stopped and arched eyebrow. "By your comment, it seems to imply that that's important. Funny, I thought they just left. Obviously the ones in control aren't the ones in glass cages suffocating." She tapped her index finger to her lip as she thought, and then said, "Drowning. There's water in those. I always get those two mixed up."
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Posted 24 December 2019 - 04:16 PM

"Hmmm? You're quite observant. So you were aware of what was going on around you while you were imprisoned?" Patch mused.

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Posted 24 December 2019 - 04:27 PM

"Partially. I wasn't asleep the entire time, just most of it. Surprised I didn't notice when you came in."
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Posted 24 December 2019 - 04:52 PM

"I wonder... perhaps it is because... well, that's not important right now. You said those others in the glass cages are drowning? I was wondering myself whether any of them were still alive."

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Posted 24 December 2019 - 04:58 PM

"I mean, they're alive for the moment. Don't know how long that'll last but it's not exactly my problem."
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Posted 24 December 2019 - 05:30 PM

"Hm. Very well." She paused for a moment, then pulled back the hood of her cloak, fully revealing her face. "If you'll let me be direct for a moment. I have a long-standing grudge against the people running this place. I didn't arrive here willingly, but now that I'm here, I intend to do two things: find my way out, and cause as much damage as possible while doing so. So, I wonder. What do you plan to do?"

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Posted 24 December 2019 - 06:10 PM

"Probably watch. Possibly join in if it looks entertaining. Otherwise, I might leave."
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Posted 24 December 2019 - 06:28 PM

Patch laughed out loud at the woman's reply. "Interesting answer! By all means, then, do as you see fit." She was beginning to understand the voice's earlier comment. She began looking around the room for all possible exits.

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Posted 24 December 2019 - 08:21 PM

As far as Patch could tell, the exit was obvious as it where the workers ran when she broke out her capsule. Looking around, she did see five other capsules with people in them. Three of which, had something akin to an oxygen mask on and were struggling ineffectually. The woman picked up a handful of glass shards and started to walk toward the exit.
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