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@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Oh the end of the Ottoman Empire of course.

@  -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.


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#61 haywire

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 01:14 AM

I think what it is is that those who speak out against the idea of a Diaclone cartoon/comic is that they don't want to see Diaclone designs that became iconic as Transformers characters get used as lifeless piloted mecha. Like, the idea of Battle Convoy being used as a piloted mecha is off-putting...


Not particularly helpful to the conversation, but I got an image of some human piloting Optimus Primes lifeless corpse as I read this bit. Sort of Transformers zombies, I suppose?

More on-target, it does seem like there are enough non-TF Diaclones to populate their own separate fiction. I would at least give a Diaclone comic a try if someone ever published one.

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 03:26 AM

 

 

I want the humans developing and building their own mechs


It sounds like you want Diaclone.

I find it funny, the consensus of TF fandom is they like that TF are alive on their own. And while most don't mind mecha stories, the ideas of TFs being mecha is bad.
Original pre-tf Diaclone is mecha based. It is why those toys have cockpits, even the Waruder do. But since TF is what it is, if someone did decide to make a Diaclone cartoon or comic where Battle Convoy is not alive, and instead piloted, many people wouldn't like it.

Personally, I've always been intrigued by the idea of having an actual Diaclone fiction. One that doesn't tie into TF.

 

 

I think what it is is that those who speak out against the idea of a Diaclone cartoon/comic is that they don't want to see Diaclone designs that became iconic as Transformers characters get used as lifeless piloted mecha. Like, the idea of Battle Convoy being used as a piloted mecha is off-putting because it would give off the impression of Optimus Prime's design being used for something that is definitively not Optimus Prime or even Transformers-related at all.

 

That said, however, if the current Diaclone Reboot line were to be given proper fiction of its own, I think most people would be perfectly fine with that since that line uses either Diaclone designs that were never used for Transformers, redesigned versions that no longer resemble the vintage ones (whether said vintage designs were used in Transformers or not), or brand new designs entirely. Diaclone Reboot is wholeheartedly Diaclone in essence and has done well to fully distinguish itself from Transformers, so it could definitely work as its own mecha series cartoon/comic without any potential design overlap with Transformers. :thumbsup

 

I would love to see even a series of shorts using the 3d animation Diaclone Reboot has been using for their commercials. Those sequences are amazing.


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Posted 08 January 2020 - 07:57 AM

 

 

I want the humans developing and building their own mechs


It sounds like you want Diaclone.

I find it funny, the consensus of TF fandom is they like that TF are alive on their own. And while most don't mind mecha stories, the ideas of TFs being mecha is bad.
Original pre-tf Diaclone is mecha based. It is why those toys have cockpits, even the Waruder do. But since TF is what it is, if someone did decide to make a Diaclone cartoon or comic where Battle Convoy is not alive, and instead piloted, many people wouldn't like it.

Personally, I've always been intrigued by the idea of having an actual Diaclone fiction. One that doesn't tie into TF.

 

 

I think what it is is that those who speak out against the idea of a Diaclone cartoon/comic is that they don't want to see Diaclone designs that became iconic as Transformers characters get used as lifeless piloted mecha. Like, the idea of Battle Convoy being used as a piloted mecha is off-putting because it would give off the impression of Optimus Prime's design being used for something that is definitively not Optimus Prime or even Transformers-related at all.

 

That said, however, if the current Diaclone Reboot line were to be given proper fiction of its own, I think most people would be perfectly fine with that since that line uses either Diaclone designs that were never used for Transformers, redesigned versions that no longer resemble the vintage ones (whether said vintage designs were used in Transformers or not), or brand new designs entirely. Diaclone Reboot is wholeheartedly Diaclone in essence and has done well to fully distinguish itself from Transformers, so it could definitely work as its own mecha series cartoon/comic without any potential design overlap with Transformers. :thumbsup

 

The only designs that seem to be based on something that was also a Transformer (so far) are the Trivers figures (Tridasher, Trijetter, and Tridigger) being very loosely based on the ideas of the original Powerdashers.  Which I believe the Powerdashers weren't Transformers in Japan.


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