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@  -LittleAutob... : (19 January 2021 - 09:51 AM)

*cough* w h a t?

@  Donocropolis : (19 January 2021 - 09:48 AM)

Cause your friends don't dance, and if they don't dance they ain't no friends of mine

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 January 2021 - 08:52 AM)

You could leave your friends behind.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 January 2021 - 09:43 PM)

You could if you really wanted to.

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

Nadie puede decir algo diferente >:D

@  -LittleAutob... : (18 January 2021 - 01:35 PM)

......... all wounds heal through God. *walks off*

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 January 2021 - 01:01 PM)

Let me know when the WEAPONs wake up.

@  tigerhawk : (18 January 2021 - 05:18 AM)

Or is the wound the Earth healing.

@  unluckiness : (18 January 2021 - 03:32 AM)

Healing is just destroying the wound

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 06:08 PM)

But eventually destroys everything.

@  tigerhawk : (17 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Heals many wounds

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 January 2021 - 02:03 PM)


@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2021 - 07:53 AM)

I dunno, maybe. I'm not clairvoyant either...

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2021 - 04:30 AM)


@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 09:50 PM)

At this point, if I'm going to die then it won't be the wait what killed me. It didn't help any, mind you, but it's not what got me.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (16 January 2021 - 09:37 PM)

Technically we are all literally dying to play with our next figure.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 05:36 PM)

I am figuratively dying to play with that cheetor.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2021 - 04:39 PM)

Still waiting for my box from BBTS to arrive.

@  tigerhawk : (16 January 2021 - 04:29 PM)

Kingdoms is fantabulous and it's only the first wave.

@  tigerhawk : (12 January 2021 - 12:10 PM)

My Super Collection Megatron always had two left legs and I just discovered my Thrilling 30 Crosscut has two right hips.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:56 PM)

Fortunately, it's only Netflix Hound, so not really much of a loss here.

@  Nevermore : (11 January 2021 - 07:55 PM)

So it's been a while since I've had a misassembled Transformers toy.

@  Echowarrior : (11 January 2021 - 10:02 AM)

More Micromasters would be welcome.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 January 2021 - 06:15 AM)

Instructions unclear, have more sports cars.

@  tigerhawk : (11 January 2021 - 01:57 AM)

Or they could make the other Micromasters of the teams they half assed.

@  ▲ndrusi : (10 January 2021 - 11:20 PM)

There should be a box set of eight Stakeouts.

@  Bass X0 : (10 January 2021 - 08:27 PM)

There should be a box-set of Thrust, Dirge and Ramjet. But I'm not expecting it.

@  Nevermore : (10 January 2021 - 07:51 PM)

I hope there are re-releases this year!

@  tigerhawk : (10 January 2021 - 03:59 PM)

I hope there's rereleases of Earthrise Ramjet, Dirge and Ratchet next year.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 January 2021 - 07:51 AM)

Oh no, he was loved. I'd argue he could have had a better life physically, but he was loved. Deeply.

@  Telly : (08 January 2021 - 01:42 AM)

as long s/he gave love and was loved, it was a good life

@  Echowarrior : (07 January 2021 - 11:10 PM)

Poor puppy. Poor kid.

@  CORVUS : (07 January 2021 - 03:04 PM)

My condolences :(

@  wonko the sane? : (07 January 2021 - 10:45 AM)

So: My sisters dog just had a heart attack and died... while her 12 year old son was walking him. Welcome to 2021 everybody!

@  Dekafox : (04 January 2021 - 07:24 PM)

Except they're Deceptican'ts usually.

@  Devcon : (04 January 2021 - 05:17 PM)

Depending on which dub: Either Decepticons or Decepticans.

@  Bass X0 : (04 January 2021 - 05:03 PM)

Deception is the French word for disappointment. What does that make the Decepticons in France?

@  Echowarrior : (03 January 2021 - 11:29 PM)

We're just tiny little specks, about the size of Mickey Rooney.

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 January 2021 - 04:33 PM)

It's a great big universe, and we're all really puny.

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned, a sun that is the source of all our power

@  Rycochet : (03 January 2021 - 01:30 PM)

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving and revolving at nine hundred miles an hour.

@  TM2-Megatron : (02 January 2021 - 11:57 PM)

relative to the speed that it's swirling around the centre of the galaxy, its rotation is fairly slow

@  PlutoniumBoss : (02 January 2021 - 09:31 PM)

I'd like to make myself believe that planet Earth turns slowly.

@  -LittleAutob... : (02 January 2021 - 07:21 PM)

The Earth moving gave us 2021.

@  ▲ndrusi : (02 January 2021 - 10:50 AM)

It does that.

@  tigerhawk : (02 January 2021 - 10:11 AM)

I think the Earth is moving.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:35 AM)

Sunday evenings are awesome. Looking at the clock at 8 PM and thinking "I still have plenty of time before going to bed..."

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:33 AM)

Now I've been working permanent late shift for almost three years. Don't regret it one bit. One of the rare cases where the needs of the company overlap with my own preferences.

@  Nevermore : (02 January 2021 - 06:32 AM)

Before the permanent late shift was introduced three years ago (which I volunteered for as soon as the form became available), I always tended to plan my vacation for early shift weeks. Since the majority of the people in most departments prefer to work early shift and thus tended to plan their vacation for late shift weeks, there were usually enough slots available for me to get my request fulfilled.

@  TM2-Megatron : (01 January 2021 - 05:26 PM)

I was promoted last December, so this past year is my first with the company where I've been able to get whatever vacation I wanted. Instead of competing with 100 other people, there's now only 1 (out of 3 others who share my job) that's been in the building longer than me, and so has first dibs at weeks. It's pretty easy to work it out between ourselves before we give in our requests, though

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Xal's role in the Multiverse

Xal Primus Unicron Multiverse Shattered Glass Straxus

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Posted 18 August 2020 - 10:03 PM

Xal plays the role of Prometheus in Cybertronian mytho-history, as alluded to by the existence of the play Xal Unbound, a clear reference to Prometheus Unbound, and the deity's characterization as a trickster (at least according to the Allspark Almanac). Based on this admittedly limited information about Xal, I imagine that the play bearing his name (or rather, series of plays if the Prometheia is anything to go by) goes like this: Xal, like Prometheus, stole something from the king of the gods, except instead of Zeus, here it is Primus. In the story of Prometheus, he stole fire from Zeus and gave it to mortal man, and was punished for it by having his liver ripped out by an eagle each day. For Xal, I imagine he stole the power of creation, as Primus is the god of creation, order, and light. I imagine that Xal gave the power of creation to the mortals of the Multiverse in the form of magic, which can create, but in a more chaotic way, going against Primus's natural desire for orderly creation in the face of Unicron's chaos and change.

This granting of uncontrolled, raw creative power to mortals goes against the Grand Plan, making the universe more interesting, yes, but more chaotic, and so Primus punishes Xal, perhaps forcing him to fight the Elder God's within their dimensional prison for all eternity as recompence for his actions. Xal's constellation is, after all, the sword. Like Prometheus, however, Xal must inevitably be unbound, perhaps evidenced by the Elder Gods' well-established escapades into the Multiverse. How he did so is mystery, maybe breaking free during the chaos of the Universe War, but regardless of method, Xal is again loose.

This next part is where it gets especially sketchy. In Prometheus's story, he is capable of destroying Zeus by withholding the secret to his downfall, but instead warns Zeus, and so the two reconcile and Prometheus is given the honor he is due. For Xal's tale, it is unknown what Primus's secret is. Perhaps it is that, if left unchecked, the increasingly complicated events happening across the Multiverse (cough FunPub cough) will throw it so into chaos that conflicts like the Universe War and Elder God incursions will become regular, and Unicron will thrive in the disorder and grow too powerful to stop. To preserve creation, Xal informs Primus, and for it, he is granted freedom and worship as the god of trickery and magic, while Primus subtly engineers the Shroud to preserve multiversal order. Thus, Xal's arc ends and the Multiverse is where we leave it today.

One more thing; something interesting to note is that Xal Unbound was written by Shattered Glass Straxus, who lives in a negative polarity universe. Negative universes, being the opposite of "regular" positive ones, have the color schemes, personalities, and even histories of their inhabitants be more or less the exact opposite of their positive counterparts. Thus, it could be assumed that Xal Unbound is the negative-polarity inverse of Xal Bound, from a positive polarity universe. The final installment in the trilogy, then, would be Xal the Magic-Bringer, a play only possible to write by someone observing from a multiversal point of view, like one of the thirteen, the TransTechs, or another deity. Perhaps Alpha Trion, or even Vector Prime (he may have been playing dumb when questioned about Xal. Who remains unaware of an interdimensional deity?!)? Maybe the final play hasn't been written yet, and the trilogy that spans the Multiverse is in the hands of we, the omniscient fandom, to complete.

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Posted 18 August 2020 - 10:38 PM

So multiversal that he escapes the Transformers Discussion dimension? = O

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?


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Posted 19 August 2020 - 01:12 AM

So multiversal that he escapes the Transformers Discussion dimension? = O

This is reaching new levels of meta

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