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@  Bass X0 : (12 August 2020 - 01:49 PM)

Can you root for what The Rock is cooking!?

@  -LittleAutob... : (12 August 2020 - 10:35 AM)

sOmEoNe NoTiCeD-

@  wonko the sane? : (12 August 2020 - 07:37 AM)

I am the only one rooting for the rock these days?

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 August 2020 - 12:37 AM)

Sour grapes for the next decade until Apophis hits.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:26 PM)

Thank yoo for vatching hydroolic pthress chan-nel.

@  Hg Dragon : (11 August 2020 - 11:19 PM)

Hey, do you have any grapes?

@  Otaku : (11 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

I dunno... it sounds kind of quackers to me.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 August 2020 - 05:17 PM)

That would be nice....

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 August 2020 - 04:36 PM)

I wish I could just sit by a pond and watch ducks for a while.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 August 2020 - 03:52 AM)

Others say Joe sat down at this pond next to these ducks but really there's just no place in this world for an old man and his ducks.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:48 PM)

Even worse when I can produce those verifiable facts at a later point, and then the other person simply claims the argument was the other way round (as in, I was actually arguing their position and vice versa).

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:47 PM)

I can argue with people about my versus their memory of events when verifiable facts are not readily available, though, and I get really annoyed when I'm capable of presenting a precise, step-by-step summary with multiple key points that can be used for future verification, and the other person just goes "nope, wrong" without going into detail.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:45 PM)

I forget things, and I misremember things. But when presented with verifiable facts, my reaction is more like "Huh, could have sworn it was like that", not "this reality is not my own".

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 06:43 PM)

I have an extremely good memory (which I have proven time and again), and even I can be mistaken.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 August 2020 - 06:40 PM)

Might be worth pointing out that it only became "Mandela Effect" and not just "I remembered this wrong" when a conspiracy theorist insisted it was proof of alternate timelines.

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

Incorrectly remembering Nelson Mandela's fate may be uniquely American... but is it really that strange to get South African political history wrong when you're no where near South Africa?

@  Otaku : (10 August 2020 - 06:29 PM)

I always assumed the Mandela Effect was a "human thing", not an American thing.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 August 2020 - 02:03 PM)

Then there are people who outright manufacture memories for whatever reason.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (10 August 2020 - 01:13 PM)

The human brain is so flaky that it is extremely unlikely that a given person does NOT have any false memories.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:05 PM)

Perhaps it's simple word association the movie Sinbad and then our minds apply the same memories to a man named Sinbad.

@  OverDrive73 : (10 August 2020 - 01:04 PM)

The Mandela Effect is the same as people remembering Sinbad in a movie where he played a genie... Of which he never did.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:36 AM)

People that believe Mandela Effect things would rather come up with any number of reasons as to why their version doesn't have any actual evidence(like alternate timelines collapsing into our own) than just admit they remembered something wrong

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Sort of. It's more that when presented with a verifiable fact, they double down because it's what they believe instead of changing their minds

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

"I could have sworn that ______."

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 August 2020 - 09:25 AM)

I'm not arguing with either of those two statements, but they're not really connected. Mandela Effect is, to oversimplify, people being widely mistaken about what they think *is* a verifiable fact. Nothing to do with opinions.

@  MidnightFox : (10 August 2020 - 08:52 AM)

Pretty sure the Mandela Effect in general is an American thing. Opinion > Verifiable Facts is sadly a pretty American thing

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:27 AM)

Ask these people how Apartheid ended according to their recollection, and I'm sure they'll draw a blank.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:25 AM)

You got two black anti-Apartheid activists who were imprisoned by the oppressive regime. One died, the other was Nelson Mandela. It's not a far stretch that Americans who don't know many details about the history of other countries would mix up the two.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:24 AM)

My own theory is that these people are simply mixing up Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko, another South African anti-Apartheid activist, who did indeed die in police custody in 1977. There was an Oscar-nominated movie about his life starring Denzel Washington that came out in 1987, the same time frame these people claim remembering Mandela dying.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:17 AM)

I met a few people from South Africa, and they either never heard of the phenomenon at all, or only know of it from the internet. Apparently, it's completely unknown in South Africa, and it might even be entirely limited to the United States.

@  Nevermore : (10 August 2020 - 04:16 AM)

So does anyone remember the "Mandela Effect"? I'm talking specifically about the original case where many people vividly remember Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 August 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Crisis of Corona.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 06:16 PM)

Which crisis crossover are we on now? I lost track.

@  Rycochet : (09 August 2020 - 05:18 PM)

Much of the past decade has been the part of the comic series where less than stellar authors have driven the series into the ground and the editors are getting ready to either do a big multi issue crossover, leading to a reboot.

@  Bass X0 : (09 August 2020 - 02:28 PM)

At this point I've just decided to consider 2020 "not canon."

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 August 2020 - 02:18 PM)

'member Pepperidge Farm?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 August 2020 - 02:10 PM)

Before the 'member berries there was Pepperidge farm. Pepperidge farm remembers.

@  OverDrive73 : (09 August 2020 - 12:21 PM)

>>>Shameless Plug<<< FYI. posted the last part of Quest for Tires in Allspark Pictures

@  SG Roadbuster : (08 August 2020 - 01:53 PM)

@Nevermore yes.

@  Nevermore : (08 August 2020 - 09:11 AM)

Is $30 a good deal for Subscription Service Breakdown?

@  Trpodeca : (08 August 2020 - 06:24 AM)

Oh dear God no. Twitter has changed it's default layout to the terrible new one. Why waste so much space on the left?

@  Steevy Maximus : (07 August 2020 - 08:28 PM)

@Bass X0, yeah, the Joe comic got REALLY solid in the upper 20s to the Cobra Civil War. It's interesting to see how well the Joe comic has aged relative to the cartoon. Where as I feel the opposite is true of Transformers

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 August 2020 - 03:58 PM)

Its so fun watching past TF Conventions.

@  Bass X0 : (07 August 2020 - 02:20 PM)

I've been reading classic 80s G.I. Joe lately. Its still decent even though I don't have any nostalgia towards it.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Think of it as Adam West Batman instead. ;)

@  wonko the sane? : (07 August 2020 - 07:49 AM)

That sounds more like the flash, or maybe booster gold than batman.

@  Sabrblade : (07 August 2020 - 12:27 AM)

They would get bored fighting each other and instead decide to take an epic cross-country road trip together.

@  RichardT1977 : (06 August 2020 - 08:57 PM)

What would happen if Batman were to fight Squirrel Girl?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Unless you count the Mask vs Lobo special, but that's less a duel and more a duet.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (04 August 2020 - 08:52 PM)

My favorite crossover fight was Thor vs Shazam/Captain Marvel. Early in the fight, Thor discovers that Billy Batson needs lightning to transform, and being a god of lightning he simply denies him that.


Perceptor Lives Sideways

Perceptor Transformers Fanfiction Transwarp Primus Vok Time Autobot Romance Brainstorm

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#1 That One Guy

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Posted 14 March 2020 - 03:04 PM

Perceptor spends too much time in the lab and comes to appreciate the little things in life. Enjoy!

Edit: Had to censor some swears and Allspark doesn't translate bold or italicized words for some reason. Regardless, hope it turned out alright.


Three years.

Three fragging years and Perceptor still couldn't figure out how to break spacetime.

Sorry, did I say three years? I meant three million. Working with transwarp cells does that after awhile. One minute, you're measuring time IN minutes, the next, half the stars in the universe have burnt out, or don't exist yet, or never sparked at all. Such is the life of a temporal physicist.

Now, when were we? Oh, yes. For the past metric scrapton of existence, Perceptor has been sitting in his office working on a transwarp drive, trying to crack the secrets of how to break science with science. You'd think Optimus would be happy after he built a fragging SHRINK RAY, but no, apparently being a miracle worker wasn't good enough. He'd been tinkering so long in his lab that he hadn't even realized the war had ended already, and Optimus was little more than a historical footnote. His lab wasn't even real anymore, not really, as it had been demolished millennia ago in order to be replaced by a bar run by some bot named Maccadam. In spite of this, however, Perceptor continued on, tinkering in his lab that shouldn't exist, surrounded by enough temporally-charged material to make the Big Bang happen thrice at the same time. "Better than going outside and facing him," he thought bitterly.

He had nearly finished rebalancing the chronal calibration systems when-

Oh balls.

Time itself lurched forward and Perceptor was thrown into the brilliant and terrifying unreality of transwarp space, the atoms of his body dispersing, recollecting, then dispersing again through a million, million moments all at once. He saw the past in all its primordial terror, the cosmos roamed by old and dead races that could dwarf suns, kill matter, and eat gods. There was one entity in particular that stood out, who's name Perceptor heard in a thousand screams, a thousand languages: Mogahn.

Then, his fragmented consciousness shifted again, this time far into the future, where the old stars he once knew had burned out and the galaxy had tinted from milky pink to turquoise blue. The Autobots and Decepticons were long dead, replaced by countless successor races, be they Maximals, Predacons, Terrakors, Guardians, or any other number of offshoot species. The history of Cybertron itself flashed before his eyes, going from blue-green to grey to gold to blue-green again, the towering cityscapes lining the planets surface appearing for mere moments before being destroyed, buried, and forgotten.

As the rest of the universe unfolded before his eyes, Perceptor could only watch. Watch as galaxies spiraled and collided, civilizations rose and fell, until nothing was left but the Void, empty and dark with only himself remaining. He saw Cybertron again, and on it, his workshop, and even himself, staring back at him in fear and awe from across the ages.

And then he saw Brianstorm.

Poor, tired old Brainstorm sitting outside his workshop door, head in his hands. They had been arguing earlier, and both had said the types of things that only wounded lovers could.

"Why can't you ever take things seriously anymore, I'm worried!"

"Why does it matter? You're never around anyway, what does it matter if I'm careless?!"

"Well maybe if you weren't so careless, you'd still have Quark instead of me!"

They hadn't spoken since, and by the looks of it, never would again. As Perceptor drifted in unreality, watching tens, then hundreds, then thousands of years pass before his optics, he saw Brainstorm still sitting there outside his office door, waiting. And waiting. And waiting. As centuries, then millennia, then eons flashed by, there Brainstorm sat, alone for the rest of time. Perceptor felt his spark split in two.

As if spurred by his sadness, time shifted the other direction, playing Cybertron's history in reverse. As the Golden Age fell back into its peak and the Quintesons uninvaded, the planet reverted to it's original organic state, a green-blue marble so similar to Earth that it was uncomfortable. That wasn't what was bothering Perceptor, however. It was what was before that. As time died backwards, so did Cybertron, its sprawling continents falling back into lithium seas, which preventually dried up, leaving a barren, empty husk of a world. And in that husk, Perceptor looked into the heart of the planet, and the planet looked back. Those weren't lava pools; they were eyes. And in them, Perceptor saw the history of his people, of himself, of the sun and the stars and the whole of creation.

The barren canyons on the world below shifted as time blurred faster, forming a haunting smile. As much as he wanted to, Perceptor couldn't look away, captivated by the great and terrible being staring into his soul. It had a thousand names; Primus, The One, It, Vector Sigma, VOK-Center. Whatever the title, Perceptor knew it for what it was, deep in the pit of his spark. God.

Time stopped completely. There was nothing else, no sun, no stars, no space, no anything. Just Perceptor and Him. "I want to go home," Perceptor said. "Please, I'll do anything, I just want to go home!" No response. Quietly, in a voice only he should've been able to hear, Perceptor said, "I want to see Brainstorm again..." As he said the words, God looked at him,

And whispered.

Time started up again, convulsing, then surging before Perceptor could even realize what was happening. History lurched forward, then backward, then sideways before Perceptor's optics, every moment crashing around him at once. He had the vague notion he was dying, his atoms finally dispersing as history swallowed him whole. In his final moments, he saw Brainstorm again, sitting in front of his workshop door, alone. Perceptor wished he'd die faster.


V0Ķ CENTER (P)RIM<us> (ER)ROR 19-84:


Perceptor woke up in his office with a scream and fell to the floor. He stayed there for about a week as his internal systems remembered what reality felt like, before finally figuring out how to stand. He couldn't remember much, only a vague sense of cosmic dread and...and eyes. As if by magic, he was able to recall one image vividly, of a sad scientist sitting alone outside. Brainstorm.

Rushing out of the lab, Perceptor found him sitting exactly where he thought he would. They stared at each other for what felt like eternity, both trying to find the words. Brainstorm started first. "Percy, I'm so, sorry, I-" was as far as he got before the other scientist hugged him. "Don't be," he said. "I'm sorry too. I shouldn't have mentioned Quark, that was wrong of me. I know I'm a sorry piece of slag, but would you like to go get a drink? I need to get out of the lab."

"Yeah," Brainstorm said quietly. "That sounds nice. You're paying though."




Edited by That One Guy, 25 June 2020 - 04:00 PM.

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 12:17 PM

Even though I don't exactly ship it, this is fragging adorable <<<3


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Posted 25 June 2020 - 03:49 PM

Thank you! I've never been big on Transformer romance in general, but I like to see and explore the more emotional sides of the bots outside of the war. That, and existential cosmic madness. That's also fun

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