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@  Steevy Maximus : (27 October 2020 - 12:45 AM)

Final Fantasy 7 Remake’s Best Buy exclusive deluxe version is available for $10 as one of today’s daily deals

@  PlutoniumBoss : (26 October 2020 - 08:50 PM)

We can play the "Is it a real headline or an Onion headline" game.

@  Steevy Maximus : (26 October 2020 - 08:22 PM)

It's weird to see how much of Larry Hama's "satire" from the old GI Joe comic has no longer become satire in the past few years.

@  Maximus Ambus : (26 October 2020 - 11:29 AM)

Funny how 2020 gave me new appreciation for Dawn of the Dead 1978.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 07:43 PM)

@Fenix Twilight Sure. Just not a good one.

@  Fenix Twilight : (25 October 2020 - 04:02 PM)

@Sukoshiko Well his clothes left an impression on you didn't they?

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 October 2020 - 06:09 AM)

I just read "Tesla Cybertruck" like AC/DC's "Thunderstruck", now it won't get out of my head, so I inflict it on all of you as well.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Tesla Cybertruck: amazing or just silly looking? I can't decide.

@  Sukoshiko : (25 October 2020 - 12:24 AM)

Weird question: I had to deal with a guy today... I'm not exactly up on modern fashions... or even archaic fashions... But this guy... Tuxedo Jacket and shirt, studs in all the button holes except the bottom one, blue jeans, and cowboy boots... Take a moment to imagine that get up. And this was to a business meeting, trying to impress someone. What look is that? Who on earth would dress that way? (I mean on purpose)

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:04 PM)

I think the few up here were lost to bad placement, poor weather, and the usual language trap.

@  TM2-Megatron : (24 October 2020 - 04:25 PM)

There are 5 spread around southwestern Ontario, all run by the same company. I've only been to the one in my area, but it seems to do good business even in non-pandemic times. On long weekends, when they do triple features, there's a normally a lineup to get in Friday and Saturday nights

@  Telly : (24 October 2020 - 01:51 PM)

there been one outside of my town for as long as ive been alive at least. its gone through its share of owners and periods of being closed down, but its been open for the past decade at least

@  Otaku : (24 October 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Bias from personal experience, but drive-in theaters are nearly extinct.  I grew up near one but it went out of business in the late 80s, and was torn down and replaced with some other business by the early 90s.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Out here, I mean. Couldn't comment on their popularity in place where they actually exist.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 October 2020 - 06:44 AM)

I wouldn't know. They've only come back into vogue with the social distancing from the plague, and while some places have made an effort to shoestring the places together, it's all largely too distant to be accessible.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:46 PM)

I'd hate to see ours replaced by condos. They're a great way to spend an evening, whether with family or on a date. And they've never been as common in Canada as the US, so we cna't afford to lose as many

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:45 PM)

Largely they were either poorly placed or bought out and torn down to be replaced by something other than over priced short term parking. Mostly condos.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:14 PM)

I guess your winters are worse, so they have a shorter operating season. Drive-ins in the Toronto area can usually operate until early or mid-December; maybe even into early January if there's no real snowfall, and open up again sometime in March.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 09:13 PM)

THere's really only 1 left in the entire province?

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 09:03 PM)

Ha! It's probably faster for me to drive to your drive in than to make my way to the only one left in quebec.

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Fortunately we still have a drive-in theatre that's exempt from the closures about a 10 minute drive away

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 October 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Theatres around here are closed again for at least another couple weeks (wouldn't be surprised if it's extended by another month or so, either), but that's what they've been doing here as well. Playing the old classics

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 October 2020 - 02:36 PM)

I got Earthrise Megatron, he's better then I thought he'd be though Netflix Megatron is still tops.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:44 AM)

The original Rocky movie is also showing. May go next weekend. That’s how you get people back in the theatres - show the old classics every adult loves.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 October 2020 - 10:35 AM)

They did a limited run showing of it up here too, back when the theaters were open... red zones suck.

@  Bass X0 : (23 October 2020 - 10:13 AM)

The original Back To The Future is showing in the Odeon in the UK now. I think I will go see it tomorrow.

@  Donocropolis : (23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM)

It was either the Bumblebee or Cliffjumper. Can't remember the colors.

@  Kalidor : (22 October 2020 - 06:43 PM)

What did it look like?

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM)

I swear I remember getting the Happymeal G1 minibot as a child, but I live 2.5 hours from St. Louis, which is the only place they apparently came out. It's possible that I got it on a family vacation, though, as we went to Six Flags pretty often.

@  ▲ndrusi : (22 October 2020 - 01:07 PM)

Conversely, I had the Gobot helicopter from Wendy's and I was absolutely convinced it was an actual Transformer.

@  Donocropolis : (22 October 2020 - 08:13 AM)

I used to rubber-band Hot-Wheels style construction vehicles together and pretend it was Devestator.

@  Bass X0 : (21 October 2020 - 05:26 PM)

When I was about four years old, my parents bought me Bugbite and tried to tell me it was Bumblebee. I was not yet a fan of Transformers, but I knew that wasn't Bumblebee. I didn't even have the real Bumblebee at that time.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:39 PM)

It would come with two soundtracks: the eighties classic and one featuring dubstep and the VAs are popular Youtubers.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 12:13 PM)

But yeah, reading it: I came off as a bit of an ass.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:52 AM)

I just couldn't think of worse music than disco...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 11:35 AM)

What were you trying to imply with the mocking sarcasm, though? Nobody suggested that '80s music was any more "of it's time" than '70s music.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 11:18 AM)

I said that disco wouldn't fare much better with the same context: media is property of it's time; biases, culture and limitations are all inherent in that. Some stuff can be brought forward because of an inherently timeless nature or the simplicity with which it was made but lots of media is a time capsule of the period of when it was made.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 08:46 AM)

I'm not sure what you're trying to imply, or what you even think I said.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 October 2020 - 08:11 AM)

Yeah, cause disco would make the transition so much better...

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 October 2020 - 07:17 AM)

I feel the '80s music would be jarring when running over current-day CGI instead of well, '80s visuals.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 05:39 AM)

Not a remake, reanimated scene for scene, like that fan vid titled they were always real to me.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 October 2020 - 04:37 AM)

Because we need more remakes these days.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 October 2020 - 01:36 AM)

Be a hoot if these Studio Series 86 toys led to Transformers The Move Reanimated like Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution.

@  Paladin : (20 October 2020 - 05:15 PM)

only takes three pounds to be a cereal killer.

@  Kalidor : (20 October 2020 - 04:54 PM)

5 pounds is a lot of cereal! /deadpan

@  Maximus Ambus : (20 October 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Seems the area near my work place is due to be gentrified. Electric car ports, fifty pound haircuts and five pound bowls of cereal in breakfast cafes I'll bet.

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 October 2020 - 11:31 PM)

@ZakuConvoy Lumines Electric Symphony. So still halfway interesting, and it’ll play on the PS TV

@  Demovere Xeno : (19 October 2020 - 10:36 PM)

@Maximus: I paired the Battle Patrol with Ironworks and they look good together, though the Off Road Patrol would probably fit best as vehicles you're likely to find at a construction site.

@  ZakuConvoy : (19 October 2020 - 09:39 PM)

So...was it something like Tearaway or Gravity Rush or was it just a FIFA or a Madden?

@  wonko the sane? : (19 October 2020 - 08:26 PM)

Sounds like they need to clean more often.


Perceptor Lives Sideways

Perceptor Transformers Fanfiction Transwarp Primus Vok Time Autobot Romance Brainstorm

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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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