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@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 10:14 AM)

*ahem* 4th of July....

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

They should make the next book in the Survivors series 'I SURVIVED CORONA VIRUS 2020'

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

YEEEE I'M A SURVIVOR-

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:59 AM)

Probably gonna assemble Devastator after work.

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:58 AM)

Ooooh. Overload arrived. He's surprisingly fun.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 04:00 PM)

He's sweeter than the average bear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 July 2020 - 03:14 PM)

Convert him to Maple Syrup.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 03:10 PM)

what would Canada do with Yogi?

@  Cyoti : (01 July 2020 - 12:51 PM)

We can deport Yogi back to Canada now.

@  Sabrblade : (01 July 2020 - 12:50 PM)

Jellystone National Pawk. A westful wetweat.

@  Rycochet : (01 July 2020 - 12:47 PM)

Jellystone. We're going to be plunged into a decade of poor animation. Fortunately we've been led by bad cartoon characters for years so we won't notice much difference.

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 July 2020 - 06:19 AM)

what next? YELLOWSTONE?

@  Nevermore : (01 July 2020 - 05:46 AM)

Thanks, dead person.

@  Bass X0 : (01 July 2020 - 05:06 AM)

congratulations to all survivors of the first half of 2020.

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 10:21 PM)

21 for me, but after numerous repetitions I got it down to 17 and a half.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 06:16 PM)

I transform in six steps from human to human sitting on my ass at the computer and back again!

@  -LittleAutob... : (30 June 2020 - 05:55 PM)

x-x when in vehicle mode we can travel much F A R T H E R-

@  wonko the sane? : (30 June 2020 - 05:52 PM)

Because despite the fact that we can travel around the world in the time it takes to get a good nights sleep and a couple of meals: people rarely wander more than 25 miles away from home for the duration of their lives.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I don't know how many days that trip takes - especially while sightseeing - but explaining they're 3936 kilometers (2445 miles) apart gives an idea, paradoxically because it is too large to easily picture.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 05:44 PM)

Aye.  When I catch lay people discussing miles and not how long the trip takes, it is in an attempt to stress how far away something is... like NYC to LA.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

But I can imagine 45 *minutes* easily.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:20 PM)

I can imagine a mile, it's a distance I've run. I can't really imagine 45 miles.

@  ▲ndrusi : (30 June 2020 - 01:19 PM)

I think there's also an element of the thing where things that are much bigger than us all blur together.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:49 AM)

If you're not, then you're more concerned with how long it takes.  Actual distance doesn't tell you that very well.  Besides traffic and road conditions, you'll need to know what kind of driving (city/interstate/rural/etc.).

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:47 AM)

Distance matters if you're being paid by the mile.

@  TM2-Megatron : (30 June 2020 - 11:44 AM)

Canadians are the same way, for the most part. If you're driving somewhere far, especially, it helps you plan out the day more than a distance in KM would.

@  Otaku : (30 June 2020 - 11:42 AM)

We use the time it takes to get someplace because that is what is relevant to us.

@  TheMightyMol... : (30 June 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Because even we can't figure out miles half the time.

@  Paladin : (30 June 2020 - 09:54 AM)

it's a big country with a lot of empty space. between our citizens' ears.

@  Bass X0 : (30 June 2020 - 09:52 AM)

Why do most Americans measure distance by hours of driving?

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 07:26 PM)

And as a result the world's lone blu-ray release of the film, an Australian disc that came out 7 years ago, now goes for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Thanks Disney.

@  TM2-Megatron : (29 June 2020 - 06:21 PM)

Well, they censored Daryl Hannah's butt in Splash :rolleyes

@  Paladin : (29 June 2020 - 05:43 PM)

maybe New Mutants is too bad even for D+.

@  Steevy Maximus : (29 June 2020 - 05:00 PM)

X-Men films are coming to Disney+ next month. But will they censor Hugh Jackman's butt?

@  -LittleAutob... : (29 June 2020 - 12:44 PM)

Pft.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 11:59 AM)

Behold! Night Strike Galvatron!

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 09:53 AM)

I will grant you a recolored body, and recolored troops to command.

@  Cybersnark : (29 June 2020 - 09:47 AM)

I don't want to be reissued. This body sucks, I wanna be updated.

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 09:43 AM)

I definitely don't intend to be reissued. Nobody would buy me.

@  Bass X0 : (29 June 2020 - 08:31 AM)

will anybody else attempt to be reissued?

@  wonko the sane? : (29 June 2020 - 07:51 AM)

*Gasp* Decepticons re-writing history to serve their own needs?!?!

@  Nevermore : (29 June 2020 - 05:48 AM)

The whole point of the DJD is that they're fanatical Megatron fanboys (especially Tarn) to the point of having their own headcanon taking priority of the actual canon, simply speaking.

@  TheMightyMol... : (29 June 2020 - 04:01 AM)

They didn't know the war was over until later. And then they denied it anyway.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (28 June 2020 - 10:47 PM)

"He's comin' right for us!"

@  Telly : (28 June 2020 - 08:40 PM)

was that even still in effect once the war ended?

@  TheMightyMol... : (28 June 2020 - 06:51 PM)

According to Roberts, soldiers can ignore the order to spare Whirl if he's directly threatening them. But mostly the DJD were out of their heads on Nuke and not really caring much at the time.


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Would you guys still enjoy transformers if it was pilot mech show


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#21 LV!

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 02:40 PM

I'm actually going to come down against piloted mecha in Transformers. The Transformers are cool and impressive because they're giant alien robots unlike anything we've seen on Earth. Saying "but actually we also have exactly the same thing but with people inside" degrades that.

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 03:33 PM

In universe, it would make sense for humans to develop mech suits to battle the transformers who are waging war on Earth. Making transformers JUST mech suits dilutes what makes the franchise different though. Headmasters and transjectors I'm totally on board with. Toywise, I like having a little guy to pilot their vehicle modes. Fictionwise, just tell a good story and I'm in.
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#23 LV!

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 03:40 PM

I agree it would make sense. I just don't agree that it should be done.

Lots of things that make sense in fiction are bad for the narrative.

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 04:11 PM

Forget making sense, humans should counter Transformers by being electrocuted by Shockwave, losing the ability to move their limbs, and then fashioning themselves a sexy tin foil suit that lets them hover through the air and discharge energy. 



#25 LV!

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 04:18 PM

That's what I did.

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 04:30 PM

I'm actually going to come down against piloted mecha in Transformers. The Transformers are cool and impressive because they're giant alien robots unlike anything we've seen on Earth. Saying "but actually we also have exactly the same thing but with people inside" degrades that.


I see where you're coming from, but I liked its application in IDW, since it was specifically positioned as a response to a conflict that had lasted a decade both in- and out-of-universe; an "oh shit!" of its own rather than something to make the Transformers less special. It's hard to imagine it working outside of that real-world context, though.

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 04:39 PM

I wanted Armada Overload and/or Energon Ultra Magnus and Rapid Run to be that, but for Mini-Cons. (Sideways can stay exactly as weird and inexplicable as he is.)


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Posted 01 January 2020 - 05:22 PM

No.


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#29 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 07:34 PM

It's hard to say, because that would necessarily require major changes to every series beyond the point of being able to really say what they'd be like or what would be the state of the franchise now.

But I can't say that it sounds particularly appealing. There's plenty of mecha anime out there that I'm already not watching.

Edit: yes, mocha anime.

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 07:49 PM

I swear I've read somewhere that, at least in terms of modern stuff, sentient mecha shows are aimed at a younger audience than piloted mecha ones. I mean even compared to piloted mecha shows already aimed at kids.

It's a little more complicated than that; shows where the robots don't need pilots at all do tend to be for younger kids, but mecha anime has a whole continuum in between "fully autonomous" and "basically just a vehicle with limbs", and that in-between space (both sentient and piloted) can be just about anywhere in terms of audience.



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Posted 01 January 2020 - 10:13 PM

No.

 

Next question?


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Posted 01 January 2020 - 10:52 PM

No.

 

Next question?

 

If Napoleon had had an F-15 would he have won the Battle of Watergate?


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Posted 01 January 2020 - 11:11 PM

He would have been dead for a hundred and fifty years regardless.



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Posted 02 January 2020 - 12:35 AM

He wouldve been doing really well right up until he disappeared for 18 1/2 minutes.

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 12:35 AM

But it's an interesting thought experiment: The F-15 went into service in 1976. If that had happened just a few years earlier, maybe things would've gone a lot differently for Nixon.

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 02:42 AM

LOL, you guys putting serious thought into a nonsense question once asked by Goofy. :D


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I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

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 02 January 2020 - 07:29 AM

No.
 
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If Napoleon had had an F-15 would he have won the Battle of Watergate?
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Posted 02 January 2020 - 10:28 AM

Yes. I could enjoy a pilotted mecha TF show. In fact, I already frequently enjoy pilotted mecha shows, they're great. Ironblooded Orphans, Escaflowne, Big O, Pacific Rim. I don't see why I wouldn't love another.

BUT I would miss real Transformers. So...

No, I don't think the idea should be implemented. I won't cry "ruined forever" if it is, and I'm sure the brand would revert quickly.
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Posted 02 January 2020 - 10:44 AM

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Posted 02 January 2020 - 11:38 AM

I would love a show that leans into a balance between Transformers as sentient beings wwarring alongside/against humans piloting mecha developed to stand up against them.

To push it even further, what if the Transformers were outmatched by the humans, and the alt-modes were used to help hide from them?

Maybe in a near-future setting where there are fewer brands and colors of civilian vehicles, so it is easier for them to blend in and remain anonymous.

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