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@  Bass X0 : (16 July 2020 - 09:43 AM)

Circuit-breaker '84, this is Megatron's rubber duck. We've got ourselves a Rodimus Convoy. Do you copy? Over.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2020 - 07:06 AM)

I'm not going to sit here and bicker with you. I've made my point very clear and have nothing more to say on the issue.

@  ▲ndrusi : (16 July 2020 - 07:00 AM)

I can't do anything to prevent hurricanes either but it'd be absurd to suggest I therefore shouldn't talk about them.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2020 - 06:57 AM)

Basically neither you nor I even like South Park anyways so the best you can do is leave it alone rather than suggest it is corrupting hearts and minds.

@  ▲ndrusi : (16 July 2020 - 06:55 AM)

In that case I'm... not sure what the point is?

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2020 - 06:53 AM)

Nobody should be taking their morals from South Park. You can't prevent people from doing it. It's an artistic work with fans. I don't think I'm off-track.

@  ▲ndrusi : (16 July 2020 - 06:51 AM)

As far as I can tell you just of course'd the thing you were poopooing...

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2020 - 06:47 AM)

Also, this is starting to get a bit too serious for the shoutbox (though it already was)

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2020 - 06:47 AM)

"It's that they're internalizing the overall attitude that the writers display through the show's writing." Of course, that's South Park's "artistic" style. It's what South Park's audience wants, and that's okay.

@  ▲ndrusi : (16 July 2020 - 06:47 AM)

You can probably finish the sentence "I got 50% of my sense of humor from" with the name of some fictional work.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2020 - 06:45 AM)

And it still wouldn't be S.W.A.T.'ss or Grey's Anatomy's or South Park's fault.

@  ▲ndrusi : (16 July 2020 - 06:45 AM)

The idea isn't that people are taking South Park's in-universe parody moral lessons seriously (though as Nevermore points out, you can't safely assume that isn't also happening). It's that they're internalizing the overall attitude that the writers display through the show's writing.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2020 - 06:45 AM)

"People say" those people are right, and you should listen to them. We can't protect people from themselves, but you can advise them well.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2020 - 06:27 AM)

So many medical disasters because someone took what they saw on a hospital show at face value.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2020 - 06:25 AM)

So many people who think police and court procedure works like it does in Hollywood, and act accordingly. Sometimes to their own disadvantage, sometimes just to the frustration of well-meaning authorities.

@  Nevermore : (16 July 2020 - 06:24 AM)

People say "you shouldn't take your morals from a TV show" all the time, but regardless of how these people want things to work doesn't mean other people aren't doing it anyways.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2020 - 06:01 AM)

And I mean, if you're looking for a 1950s conservative position on something, it's certainly that a TV show is rotting children's minds.

@  fourteenwings : (16 July 2020 - 06:00 AM)

Conservatives are not hiding under the bed waiting to ruin... uh... Family Guy of all things? And like, nobody should be taking their morals from South Park. Expecting such things is impractical.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

It was just the cartoon with those foul mouthed kids in the UK until that bubble burst after the movie. Reviewers joked the movies target audience would be unable to see it for the rating.

@  Paladin : (15 July 2020 - 05:14 PM)

see also: "South Park." the show that poisoned a generation by teaching them "it's stupid to feel for other people."

@  Rycochet : (15 July 2020 - 11:04 AM)

'Take that! People who care about things!'

@  Rycochet : (15 July 2020 - 11:02 AM)

With Brian, he stopped being the voice of reason and started to be the right wing notion of a liberal, someone who's lazy, pretentious, doesn't work at anything, is every bit as abusive as the rest of the cast and only wins arguments with strawmen.

@  Otaku : (15 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

Of course, I stopped enjoying Family Guy around that time, so my bias is clear. XP

@  Otaku : (15 July 2020 - 10:54 AM)

Is it because they changed or we changed?  Stuff that was charming, or at least, funny at first can get really annoying the longer you know a person... and I find that can go for fictional characters as well.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)


@  Maximus Ambus : (15 July 2020 - 03:45 AM)

One example is Family Guy where around season 8 Brian is suddenly reviled by everyone and has acted way out of character since.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 July 2020 - 03:44 AM)

My least favorite thing in fiction is when it changes hands so you get a author, writer or showrunner who hates a character or messes with a arc/layout.

@  Sabrblade : (14 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

You'll shoot yer eye out, kid.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 July 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I shot the sheriff.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 July 2020 - 04:24 PM)

han wasn't even in the movie until later

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 July 2020 - 04:23 PM)

the stormtroopers shot first

@  Sabrblade : (14 July 2020 - 03:33 PM)


@  Paladin : (14 July 2020 - 06:18 AM)

the correct answwer to "who shot first" will always be "Harrison Ford if he ever hears that hugging question again."

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 July 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Han shot first. Plain and simple.

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@  Bass X0 : (13 July 2020 - 05:26 PM)

"Here's a little---whatever. A little thing. A disclosure. An insight. Revisionism---I've always been fascinated by it. By the idea of a writer going back and altering things. Make no mistake: an edit is a profoundly aggressive act. As Froid once said, we grieve for the murdered word. If you want to get the measure of an author, don't look at what they've left on the page.... look at what they've taken away." -- Rung (MTMTE #28)

@  Verno : (11 July 2020 - 11:20 PM)

2021: :idea :rolleyes :p :D

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:20 PM)

Perfection. :thumbsup

@  Patch : (11 July 2020 - 06:17 PM)

My plans:  :hmm  2020:  :)

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Our plans for 2020 were as amazing as Optimus Prime. But then 2020 came like Hot Rod.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 05:50 PM)


@  Bass X0 : (11 July 2020 - 05:40 PM)

"He who dies with the most toys wins."

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:11 PM)

Hey you, get moving, it's not too far, you're looking good so come as you are. Hey you, you never know what you'll see, when it's through that door with the 73.

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:10 PM)

Hey you, get ready, get on your feet. Get into gear and hit the street.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 12:46 PM)

I recall number 73 (old british show) discussing the Transformers movie and had the presenters trying to transform a few figures, one argued his deflated beach ball was a Transformer too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)


Ataru Moroboshi's Transformers Collection

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#21 (Deactivated) Ataru_Moroboshi

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 02:06 PM

Oh, I found 'em in my garage. icon-fire.gif But seriously, my mom must have gotten them at either Target or Bed Bath and Beyond...one of those two department stores that sells domestic items. It would have to be one store or the other, since we don't do Wal*Mart or K-Mart. I've had them for three or so years, though, so I'm not sure they're still available. Wish I could be of more help, since they *are* nifty. My friend got some awesome storage unit at Ikea that can hold all of the Alternators in their car modes, perfectly; 'course, when I went, I couldn't find it. Damn store...too big...!

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 08:55 PM

Nice! Everything looks nice and dusted too!

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Posted 06 March 2007 - 09:36 PM

Just so you know, I'm plotting to raid your house for Omega Sentinel, Nucleon Quest Superconvoy, and Snapdragon. Fair warning. You may surrender them now if you wish.

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 12:30 AM

That's Apeface. But I'm supposed to be getting Snapdragon from a friend of mine before too long. So, uh, you can either raid his house now, or wait 'till I get it. Well, if you want other stuff, wait for me to get it from him. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 01:04 AM

Eh, I'll wait and take them both. The Horrorcons are among the few G1s on my wish list.

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 11:34 AM

Very nice collection! You have some gems and rare repaints as well. I Like your groupings too. Pics are a little cluttered for my taste but with limited room its understandable. Good stuff.

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 12:48 AM

Wow. Soooooo many things I'd like to stea.....er have.

Nice collection!

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 12:52 AM

Thanks! Couple things I forgot to note. Dark Scream is in with the non-show Preds because I consider him the BW era version of G1 Pretender Bomb Burst. He's got the same color scheme, right down to the pink face, a bladed weapon, turbines in his alt mode, and he's a flying rodent. It's a perfect fit. OH, and RID Hightower is in the with the Universe 'Cons because he's a stinkin' traitor whose true identity is Constructicon Hightower. Gotta keep an eye on those cranes, I tell ya. ^_^ RID Towline would also become RM Wrecker Hook, but in his case, he's forcibly reprogrammed. Hightower's just a rat.

Edit: OH, and I was bummed that Bendy Prime from Cybertron didn't come with a Mini-Con, so I gave him Micro Booster Processor as a dedicated partner. The colors synch up and everything!

Edited by Ataru_Moroboshi, 05 June 2007 - 01:31 AM.

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 03:16 PM

Wow, I like your new setup, esp how you have Classics Bee and Cliff with the Alts, Titaniums and RG's with the Classics, and the non-show BW groups. Nice work.

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 10:31 PM

Thanks much!

I enjoy having little rules that guide my collecting; it makes it more satisfying and helps me build a "story" to my collection instead of it being some huge, faceless mass.

For instance, I should note that I consider figures like Energon Landquake and Overcast to be separate dudes from Cybertron Jetfire and Landmine, as the tech specs stated them to be. I don't really like that "upgrade every series" who-do very much, much less the "upgrade into a repaint" junk; better to have as many individual characters as possible.

I break this rule if we're talking prominent characters like Prime, Starscream, Hotshot or Megs whom I think would want to upgrade from time to time (Megs because of his desire to always have the newest, most powerful tech, Starscream because he wants to become strong enough to usurp Megs. Prime because he feels he must be the best-equipped militarily to defend his people...even if he has moral qualms with participating in the arms race, and Hot Shot because he's the "kid" character who grows up from series to series.)

I have two versions of Demolishor (Energon and Cybertron) because he was one of the few dudes in the UT besides Starscream to have an interesting arc of development.

For Landmine and Jetfire, I just have their "Final" forms, as in the last forms they took in the UT, namely the Cybertron version of each.

This is my general rule in collecting figures from the UT: One of each character.

I make exceptions if the earlier versions are prominent characters or G1 homages (This is why there are a handful of straight Armada figures in my collection, but all except for Tidal Wave reference G1 in one way or another, even "Dirge" Armada Thrust there. Same reason I have Superlink Wheeljack and Wing Saber, even though I also have Cybertron Downshift and Sonic Bomber. Long live G1! icon-fire.gif)

Heh; Armada figures FROM Armada have a small presence in my collection in general, and I realized nearly every Armada mold I own (Except for Demolishor and the beasts) is an homage of some sort, whether it be to G1 or BW. I loved the Mini-Cons, but honestly wasn't too hot on a lot of the color schemes from Armada, nor some of the headsculpts.

The Real Gears sometimes moonlight in the UT Universe as the "Intelligence Division" (Thanks to their Cybertron stickers), but do share equal time in my Classics display. They'll also pop up in the movie display, I figure, once I get it set up.

I've since ordered Energon Inferno and Beachcomber to beef up the Heavy Assault and Rescue Divisions, respectively.(Since I consider Inferno and Roadblock separate characters.) I've also teamed up Overcast, Snarl and Crosswise, all of whom feel like loners character-wise, in a "Special Operations/Black Ops" division. None of them really felt right in the existing divisions. I'd like to acquire Beachcomber from Energon at some point, but not Grimlock and Swoop (Classics Grim kills my desire for E-Grim.)

Edited by Ataru_Moroboshi, 14 June 2007 - 10:34 PM.

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 07:56 AM

nice setup!, I love displays where everything is clearly displayed, and easy to pick out in a huge group pic.

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 06:59 AM

I love it, I'm an Anime fan too, so I feel ya.

but your list of movies that have yet to be upgraded to DVD is almost piece-by-piece identical to mine! icon-fire.gif

at least when it comes to Batman and Star Wars! icon-fire.gif

pop over to my collection thread for loads of Anime-Figure goodness! icon-fire.gif

Edited by Alvatron!, 17 June 2007 - 07:00 AM.

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 03:39 PM

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icon-fire.gif thats just jelousy talking

I really really really envy you Ataru, not just because you have figs that i dont but because of your shelves, and your manga. You have all that and all I have is 3 big boxes, a book case (sans the books) and a computer desk.


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Posted 17 June 2007 - 07:41 PM

Heh; and there are still movies I like that I'll suddenly realize I don't have on video at all yet, like The Matrix. Although I don't buy as many mainstream movies, simply because my best friend who lives not too far away has a HUGE library of Hollywood movies, and updates it pretty regularly. I'd love to eventually have some of the DC animated stuff.

Thanks, Prime 2.0! I didn't actually get my new setup organized until we moved last summer (And this fall, it'll be time for another move...whee!). I used to have rickety wall-mounted fiberboard shelves with a habit of falling over because they couldn't support the weight of my collection very well. Plus, moving one figure risked sending others plunging to their dooms. It was this way for about 9 years. I remember one time when my Hot Shot figure fell off the shelf directly onto Cheetor, who was standing on the floor. Youthful rivalry, I guess...

But yeah, I'd be sitting watching TV, hear a creak, shudder, and then have to hurriedly investigate. >_< The new bookcases we got at a local furniture place are wonderful, since they're very sturdy and have glass-fronted cabinet doors.

This is Northern California, earthquake country. Can never be too careful.

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 09:23 PM

great use of space and an even better way to get the most bang for your buck. you really covered all ur bases,....beasts and mecha.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 10:02 PM

Heh, be glad you dont live with my sister, you'd come home and all of those chicks would be vandalized.

Just like my Coors light poster, Jessica was never the same with a Snidley whiplash moustach.


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Posted 12 July 2007 - 10:52 PM

Devil Gundam Space Crab Mode. I officially hate you now.

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 03:02 PM

Danggit, you've got CyGirl Ash. Now I'm mad.

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 01:51 PM

QUOTE(TheMightyMollusk @ Jul 12 2007, 11:52 PM) View Post

Devil Gundam Space Crab Mode. I officially hate you now.

That's exactly what I was going to mention. That reminds me, I have to get another God Gundam.

Awesome collection. That storage case you use for your Micros looks great. I'll have to keep my eye on Target for one of those.

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 09:33 PM

Was that Devil Gundam rare? I just went down to TRU one day and they had it (As "Dark Gundam").

I also have the final battle Devil Gundam (Where he turned into a giant Gundam head); I need to update with it. I couldn't find part of it when I took the pics. ^_^0