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@  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.

@  Sabrblade : (04 August 2020 - 08:46 PM)

Let's see a fight between Death Battle and Super Power Beat Down

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

Which Lobo later claimed was because he was paid to take a dive. Yes, really.

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 August 2020 - 06:15 PM)

And then there's the times it's been decided by a fan vote, which is how we get things like Lobo (who can go toe-to-toe with Superman at full strength) losing to Wolverine.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

And then there are the "but my favorite characater will totes win because I say so" people.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:49 PM)

I mean, there are some people who really approach this from a somewhat reasonable standpoint, coming up with a plausible scenario and a setting that creates a fair environment that doesn't favor one character.

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:46 PM)

My favorite stupid "why would they even fight each other" question recently was about three versions of Optimus Prime (G1, Bayverse and Aligned).

@  Nevermore : (04 August 2020 - 05:45 PM)

Batman obviously can beat everyone. Even Galactus. He's Batman. He's so smart, he'll just throw a Batarang and hit the weak spot at Galactus's forehead, knocking him out instantaneously.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 August 2020 - 11:37 AM)

It's almost like all drama is just manufactured pissing contests to keep us all entertained and distracted. :p

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

Or they could go White Ranger vs Scorpion route and have both win. ;P

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:35 AM)

Besides, we all know the answer is nearly always "they fight to a standstill and then team up against a common enemy."

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:29 AM)

The best way to prove this is to give an example where the match is really lopsided in favor of one character but in popularity they're either evenly matched or the weaker one is more popular.

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 August 2020 - 09:27 AM)

The "who would win in a fight" discussions are really just people trying to make "which one's better" into something you can theoretically measure objectively, usually in a very specific way they think they've predetermined their favorite will win.

@  Otaku : (04 August 2020 - 02:01 AM)

@Nevermore So... you're saying you didn't like DC Versus Marvel/Marvel Versus DC?

@  Steevy Maximus : (03 August 2020 - 06:59 PM)

So, what happened to Hasbro's Zoids relaunch? An English dub, some stuff in southeast Asia, and now a game coming in October? That it?

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Tidal wave, cause shooting water gets you nowhere.

@  Darth Gonzo : (03 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Who would win Tidal Wave or Broadside?

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:17 AM)

Btw Happy birthday to those people in the box to the right \o/

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 August 2020 - 08:16 AM)

The bottom line is obvious. It makes no literal sense to fight someone on your faction. :/

@  wonko the sane? : (03 August 2020 - 06:14 AM)

That's because you're doing it wrong. You're supposed to just stack skills and ability against each other. It's not the palace of doom, it's an episode of american gladiators.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:32 AM)

The only obvious winners of such a fight would be the bad guys.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

And what does it even matter? They should work together, not stupidly fight each other for the mindless entertainment of idiot onlookers.

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:29 AM)

Why would two good guys fight each other? What are they fighting over?

@  Nevermore : (03 August 2020 - 04:28 AM)

I never understood these "who would win in a fight between two good guys" discussions. They make no sense to me.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 04:17 PM)

If G1 had continued we'd have had Starscream back in spirit - through Krunk, Snapdragons partner and possibly Skullcruncher unless he was mute.

@  Bass X0 : (02 August 2020 - 12:28 PM)

There are some decent impersonators in fandubs though.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 August 2020 - 10:45 AM)

The only true Starscream voices are Steve Blum and Chris Latta, hands down.

@  Sabrblade : (02 August 2020 - 10:14 AM)

Why they didn't have Scott McNeil voicing that Starscream, when he was the one who had imitated Chris Latta when he voiced Cobra Commander in the DiC G.I. Joe cartoon, is beyond me.

@  wonko the sane? : (02 August 2020 - 09:57 AM)

Say what you will, that was an awesome scene.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 August 2020 - 08:36 AM)

Beast Wars Starsream "I am AIR COMMANDER Starscream of the DECEPTICON BATTLEFLEET!"

@  Nevermore : (02 August 2020 - 07:02 AM)

I liked TF: Prime Starscream.

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:36 PM)

Hearing Starscream's screechy voice in Cyberverse has to be the most annoying thing ever in Transformers. Even his G1 voice wasn't as bad. :doh

@  -LittleAutob... : (01 August 2020 - 08:35 PM)

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#1 That One Guy

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 02:03 AM

Hey y'all, as someone relatively new to the transformers online community, I have a few questions I was hoping the fine folks of the Allspark could answer. Any other newbies, feel free to ask your own questions, but mine are:

Why is TFW2005 a cesspit?

Why is Commander Radix an asshole, and what is the Oracle?

Where did Derick go?

Who the hell is Paperplane?

I have no opinions on any of these topics, just naive confusion and the sinking feeling I'm about to start a war.

#2 The Predaking

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 09:19 AM

As someone that has been around for almost twenty years, I have no idea who Derick, Commander Radix, or Paperplane are. 

 

As for TFW2005, lets keep things civil about our fellow TF fans. 


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Posted 03 July 2020 - 09:53 AM

If you mean Derik, occasional fanfic writer, he's one of my friends on facebook.

 

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#4 That One Guy

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 12:11 PM

If you mean Derik, occasional fanfic writer, he's one of my friends on facebook.
 
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I think that's the right guy. I only know him from TFWiki discussion pages, and it looked like he dropped off at some point

#5 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 05:31 PM

Without using any particular adjectives to characterize TFW2005 specifically, any given online community is the way it is because of its particular mix of users and because of the behavior encouraged by the staff both by example and through moderation action or lack thereof (which also influences the mix of users).



#6 CORVUS

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 05:44 PM

Despite not being a fan of the more general areas of TFW2005 most of the time, if you are a customizer, you'll find the Radicons subforum to be helpful AND supportive. 


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Posted 05 July 2020 - 10:00 PM

PaperPlane is a Transformers fan known for shitposting on Twitter.

 

https://twitter.com/PaperPlaneTF

 

https://twitter.com/tf_takes



#8 CORVUS

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 12:36 AM

Ah, so someone I can safely ignore, then.
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#9 Zodberg

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 05:12 PM

TFW is the first stop for everybody new to Transformers and wants to share their opinion without research. When that's the attitude, you can be new to transformers for years.
Woooo!

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 05:26 AM

There's one user at TFW2005 who has been registered for 16 years, keeps taking lengthy leaves of absense and then returns with some really noob questions, as if he had only just rediscovered the G1 cartoon, or the Transformers franchise in general, for the first time in decades. After asking a lot of bizarre questions, leaving a lot of frustrated users who honestly want to help him utterly confused, he disappears again, only to return again many months or even years later and repeat the whole scheme, over and over and over again.

 

His brief phases of activity, coupled with the long phases of inacivity, ensure that most people complete forget about him and never pick up any method to his behavior.


Edited by Nevermore, 07 July 2020 - 05:29 AM.

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 07:30 AM

There's one user at TFW2005 who has been registered for 16 years, keeps taking lengthy leaves of absense and then returns with some really noob questions, as if he had only just rediscovered the G1 cartoon, or the Transformers franchise in general, for the first time in decades. After asking a lot of bizarre questions, leaving a lot of frustrated users who honestly want to help him utterly confused, he disappears again, only to return again many months or even years later and repeat the whole scheme, over and over and over again.
 
His brief phases of activity, coupled with the long phases of inacivity, ensure that most people complete forget about him and never pick up any method to his behavior.


There's a guy on ATT who has been doing the exact same thing for 18 years or maybe more. He "arrives," reminisces about what a wonderful place it was in the '90s, asks people if they are still reading fanfic and MUSHing, asks about certain other users who have been gone for decades, then kind of goes quiet and then apparently "leaves". I remember confronting him about this over 10 years ago, no answers, and he's still doing it.

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 08:52 AM

The lesson: Don't feed the trolls.


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QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Aug 17 2013, 08:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think the concept of being educated and being able to educate is something that more people need more of in their lives.

No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.

If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.

Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 12:11 PM

There's one user at TFW2005 who has been registered for 16 years, keeps taking lengthy leaves of absense and then returns with some really noob questions, as if he had only just rediscovered the G1 cartoon, or the Transformers franchise in general, for the first time in decades. After asking a lot of bizarre questions, leaving a lot of frustrated users who honestly want to help him utterly confused, he disappears again, only to return again many months or even years later and repeat the whole scheme, over and over and over again.

 

His brief phases of activity, coupled with the long phases of inacivity, ensure that most people complete forget about him and never pick up any method to his behavior.

 

maybe its a new person using the account each time. the mantle being passed from user to user.  like some kinda terribly pointless Dread Pirate Roberts



#14 CORVUS

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 01:28 PM

See, now I'm imagining an internet Troll with this very specific shtick, bedridden, dying, calling in his chosen one in his last moments to take up his great work, and to wear the mantle of "teh 4ever n00b", a grand tradition spanning an awe-inspiring 20 years. 


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#15 ▲ndrusi

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 04:22 PM

The Dread Lamer Roberts.



#16 Corgis Pal

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 08:45 PM

See, now I'm imagining an internet Troll with this very specific shtick, bedridden, dying, calling in his chosen one in his last moments to take up his great work, and to wear the mantle of "teh 4ever n00b", a grand tradition spanning an awe-inspiring 20 years. 


Found him.

https://youtu.be/4k1EhYj7YEk

#17 That One Guy

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 01:07 AM

See, now I'm imagining an internet Troll with this very specific shtick, bedridden, dying, calling in his chosen one in his last moments to take up his great work, and to wear the mantle of "teh 4ever n00b", a grand tradition spanning an awe-inspiring 20 years.


Found him. https://youtu.be/4k1EhYj7YEk

A true, degenerate master of the craft

#18 Nevermore

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Posted 08 July 2020 - 06:23 AM

Another tip for pro trolling: Be all over the place in terms of your intelligence and level of knowledge regarding any given subject. Engage in one conversation as an experienced veteran of the community who is quite versed regarding some of the finer details of the subject, while over in the next thread, you act like a total n00b who barely understands the basic concept and doesn't know anything beyond general public levels at best.


Edited by Nevermore, 08 July 2020 - 06:23 AM.

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