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@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)


@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)


@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)


@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?

@  ▲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)


@  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.


Transformers Galaxies #4 Discussion

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#1 Maruten

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 03:49 AM

Constructicons Rising, Part Four! With the help of their benefactors, the Constructicons have once more been empowered. And with power, comes a way for them to escape their exile... and tear everything down in the process! The devastating conclusion to the first arc!


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Posted 19 February 2020 - 05:44 AM

Scrapper and his mates kill a bunch of guys, the end.


Too bad this was totally upstaged by the ongoing this week.  In the sheer scale of destruction, at the very least. 

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Posted 20 February 2020 - 11:59 AM

Yeah, this was really pretty lame. So Shockwave's plan was to have Devastator kill a bunch of people so the Insecticons could eat their sparks and generate a bunch of energon cubes for The Rise? That seems...ridiculously convoluted and inefficient. Also the fact that the Constructicons just straight up murdered an entire population without a trace of guilt or remorse struck me as really odd.

"Here is light. You will say that it is not a living entity, but you miss the point that it is more, not less. Without occupying space, it fills the universe. It nourishes everything, yet itself feeds upon destruction. We claim to control it, but does it not perhaps cultivate us as a source of food? May it not be that all wood grows so that it can be set ablaze, and that men and women are born to kindle fires?"
―Gene Wolfe, The Citadel of the Autarch

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Posted 20 February 2020 - 02:43 PM

RIP the fledgling idea that a Transformer death could be a singular and important part of the new IDW mythos.

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Posted 20 February 2020 - 04:59 PM

Yeah, this was really pretty lame. So Shockwave's plan was to have Devastator kill a bunch of people so the Insecticons could eat their sparks and generate a bunch of energon cubes for The Rise? That seems...ridiculously convoluted and inefficient. Also the fact that the Constructicons just straight up murdered an entire population without a trace of guilt or remorse struck me as really odd.

This also resulted in a destroyed resource hub for the cybertronian authorities, and pushing the Constructicons towards murder (which they were already leaning towards, as seen in the previous issues) means they've fully alienated themselves from Cybertron and are thus ripe for recruitment into the Rise.

Edited by Undead Scottsman, 20 February 2020 - 05:00 PM.


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Posted 20 February 2020 - 08:47 PM

I can't say the first arc did much for me, but there be another one along in a minute.


#7 Treadshot 2.0

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Posted 10 March 2020 - 02:58 PM

Issue 3, the flashback issue, should have pared back the flashbacks a little bit and given more present scenes establishing the Constructicons' HARD turn towards the darkness. It's one thing to realize you've been discarded by society and say "you know what? hug this work I was doing for them." It's a whole other thing entirely to say hug EVERYBODY'S LIFE ON THIS ENTIRE PLANET. It honestly strains credibility that there really wasn't anybody else at all on the entire planetoid that they liked. I mean, wouldn't they have been treated well by the people there, at the very least?

I think it would have been more effective if the Insecticons influenced them to merge for an ostensibly justifiable reason ("aren't you tired of being on this rock? We'll give you the power to form into Devastator and you can build yourself a ship"), while grooming their resentment so when they finally DID merge, the shared mind would be focused on their hatred rather than their love of building... which would cause them to TRULY go out of control. (They could still murder people to get the energon, just without the Constructicons knowing... which still implicates the Constructicons, which works fine with where I'm going with this anyway) Then when they disengage, they're horrified by what they've done, but also horrified that a part of them enjoyed doing it, and beholden to the Rise not just ideologically but also basically trapped, mafia-style, because now they can't go back to regular society, having committed an unspeakable atrocity (initiated by the Insecticons' murders they didn't even know about that they would undoubtedly be held responsible for as well). You could even have Bombshell or Kickback (or even Shockwave) make that painfully clear with an epic speech of breaking when all is said and done. Then the Constructicons, resentful, refuse their offer and try to strike off on their own... THAT, to me, makes more sense than them just saying "hug it let's kill e'erbody here and figure out what to do later."

The ONLY thing that kind of foreshadowed their heel turn was their indifference to Hook's "accidental" killing of a laborer -- he didn't mean to kill him, but he DID intentionally throw the girder that did with what would legally be deemed "depraved indifference to life and limb." So, not outright murder, but still negligent homicide or manslaughter. That showed the Constructicons literally didn't care about the lives of anybody else there. But still, not caring is a far cry from outright wanting to murder them all for no clear reason. I mean, what was their objective, other than just to rampage? If all they wanted was to leave, who was really in a position to stop them?

I still liked this issue but not nearly as much as the first two. It had all the payoffs we expected and they were executed pretty well -- in particular, the robo-carnage was pretty intense -- and the Insecticons were gloriously creepy, but I feel like it could have unfolded in a more interesting way and still left all the characters in the exact same situation at the end to advance the overall plot.

One thing I did really like was the sheer extent of the Insecticons' power and their outright usefulness to the Decepticons. I mean they're basically like if some people were born who could eat garbage and excrete real food (and eat real food and excrete superfood). The way this story was written also begs the question of whether Nominus was justified -- that they would have inevitably thirsted for 'living spark' -- or whether their banishment from society, and resulting atrophy of their sense of connection to society at large, was basically a self-fulfilling prophecy. After all, if you banish a child to the wilderness because you're convinced they'll become an animal, how surprising is it really if they actually do become animalistic? How were they supposed to be anything else?

Edited by Treadshot 2.0, 10 March 2020 - 02:58 PM.

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