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@  Dracula : (27 April 2017 - 07:23 AM)

I hate the allspark! That's why it's been the only TF forum I've bothered with for almost 10 years!

@  Robowang : (27 April 2017 - 07:13 AM)

As much as I pick on us, that's a really big reason why I like it here too. Plus the traffic isn't so heavy that anything you post gets lost in five minutes.

@  Rycochet : (27 April 2017 - 06:00 AM)

The Allspark is one of the first Transformers sites I've been to where there's no weird hero worship of the staff or two or three staffers who are weirdly aggressive about certain transformers related topics and never fail to show it. This is probably the first site in my near two decades in the fandom I can post and not feel I'm a few steps away from falling afoul of some unwritten rule that will cause people to pile on, so yay Allspark.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (27 April 2017 - 05:31 AM)

*pops in* "Hm, I wonder where the conversation has gone since last night..." *reads* "...huh. I did not see any of that coming."

@  MEDdMI : (27 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

*apart!

@  MEDdMI : (27 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

This board has provided me with the only RP campaign that didn't fall a

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 April 2017 - 05:17 AM)

So what? We're disciples of Primus and they're disciples of Unicron?

@  lastmaximal : (27 April 2017 - 04:26 AM)

I'm really not surprised.

@  Nevermore : (27 April 2017 - 04:16 AM)

Well, the users over on TFW in return accuse the Allspark of being an elitist clique that ostracizes everyone who doesn't act like they do (i.e. civil), whereas TFW is more welcoming to everyone regardless of their views.

@  Pennpenn : (27 April 2017 - 03:23 AM)

Hard G. I don't give a solitary shit what the creators call it, the first word in the acronym is "Graphical". I have no idea why they'd think any sane human could, would, or should pronounce it any other way.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 April 2017 - 03:13 AM)

I acknowledge what the creators say, but whether I remember to use their pronunciation or not is hit or miss. Heck, I think I usually think of it in my head as "gee-i-ef", in parallel to "JPG" and "PNG".

@  Waspinator : (27 April 2017 - 02:50 AM)

Let's heat things up: what are everyone's opinions on how GIF should be pronounced?

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 11:11 PM)

But I will say that a lot of fandom forums are generally more tolerable nowadays because most belligerent types stick to Facebook groups

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 11:09 PM)

I do like their hard no-politics rule. Now that I do the occasional freelance writing for some local politics and I like zero percent of it my hobby space now. But holy cow, do they replace it with neck beard drama.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 10:30 PM)

like Noideaforaname I posted on TFW for a while. I came here after I got harassed for daring to suggest that Play With This Too was run by unoriginal hacks, and yeah. This place so much more preferable.

@  Nutjob R/T : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 PM)

And you're turning us on

@  Nutjob R/T : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 PM)

The terrible secret of the Allspark: We all have this twisted fetish for rational thought processes

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:13 PM)

Not everyone likes everything, and people aren't blind to shortfalls or annoyances resulting from constraints of how the brand is handled. We make many a joke out of these things. But it's a rare thing when entitlement replaces logic on here, where that seems to be poster raison d'etre everywhere else.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:11 PM)

It's utterly weird how these here boards seem so impervious an oasis when it comes to that depth of idiocy. Worshipping 3p and demanding the official companies "step it up" and stop being so lazy? Insisting the movies be done THEIR way, crapping on every single thing revealed about the films or toyline, then whining that they can't find (insert hot movie to here) or the official release of a movie figure doesn't capture the look in the film they hated? Etc

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:09 PM)

It's not even a "brand pissing contest" or "board loyalty" thing, not least due to the fact that those don't really even happen here all that much. I'm just happy to be with levelheaded people who've outgrown the usual fan dumb tropes. You can have a civilized conversation here and people don't shit on things only to hide behind "but but but to each their own right?" when their myopic BS is challenged.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:07 PM)

With each time nonsense like this flares up on tfw or on local discussion venues (and it does quite a bit) I'm just reminded of why I've essentially been allspark bound for the last... Fifteen or so years.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 10:07 PM)

On the plus side, tho, TFW has "appreciation threads" for practically everything, even stuff like Kre-O and PCC. And their toy database is quite handy.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 10:03 PM)

I've been happily posting on TFW for years. Then, after being *here* for a few months, I look back and wonder how the hell I even bothered with it. I mean, my ignore list had hundreds of people on it. Literally HUNDREDS of ignored people. I even showed off said gargantuan list once (with a small thumbnail that you couldn't read any of the names on, mind you). That... that really should have been a warning sign, I suppose...

@  WorkbenchManiac : (26 April 2017 - 08:03 PM)

Thanks, I enjoyed reading the nerdrage. I should hang out over there more often.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 07:07 PM)

I mean, Reveal Your Shield. That gets complained about too.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 07:04 PM)

One of the reveal the shield news threads at TFW has movie fans and G1 fans arguing over who has it worse

@  WorkbenchManiac : (26 April 2017 - 06:49 PM)

You got me awfully curious. What thread ware we talking about?

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:17 PM)

That was a quality read. Both sides of that thread's argument went pretty crazy.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 02:11 PM)

"When Beast Wars made Optimus a monkey nobody complained" ~ someone desperate for a 'gotcha'

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:05 PM)

I want to find the rock they've been under that there isn't constantly complaining about something.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:04 PM)

For the lack if a better word, it baffles me when someone starts a discussion somewhere that's like "Does anyone else not like the movies?"

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 12:13 PM)

Careful, it might have something to say about that.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 12:13 PM)

I'm gonna have to check your opinion out real good to make sure.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 11:55 AM)

Oppinions are like assholes. Everyone has one, but mine is better so shut up.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 11:08 AM)

To clarify on point 1 since I was typing early in the morning again, "you must hate exactly what I hate" and "you msut like exactly what I like" aren't actually the same statement but they're the same thought process which is "my opinions are objective facts." If you see someone espousing one, they're probably thinking the other, too.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:57 AM)

... what.

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 AM)

Andrusi, I imagine to some people online, there isn't that much of a world of difference, at least going by the venom they post; although not at RiD specifically.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 08:55 AM)

The scale of liking and hating is an interval one so you can not like something but not hate it. Pretty sure there's apathy and dislike in between there at least.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 08:07 AM)

And humans are perfectly capable of hating things in unison while being divided on liking.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:34 AM)

On the other hand, there's a world of difference between "I hate RID" and "I hate Nazis."

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:27 AM)

On one hand, "hating what I hate" IS "liking what I like." One of those cultures can't be worse than the other because they're literally the same culture.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:26 AM)

I think that comparison is both an oversimplification AND a meaningless distinction.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 07:16 AM)

That's the internet effect. Distance and anonimity make for easy and consequence-less extremism.

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2017 - 06:58 AM)

I think the aggressive "How dare you not hate exactly what I hate" culture online is worse than the aggressive "How dare you not like exactly what I like" culture.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 06:19 AM)

And now that song/scene and its many many parodies are running through my head.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 06:18 AM)

Patrick Swayze didnt!

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:58 AM)

lol. As long as they knock first.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

Or as ghosts. I guess ghosts would be acceptable.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

For now, I'd just find some small comfort in knowing those who have passed actually are in some sort of better place.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:56 AM)

I'd find comfort in knowing that one way or another, that suffering would eventually end and a new, potentially happier beginning awaits.


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#1 Spark

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 04:30 PM

I'm toying with the movie style... It's harder to get a handle on this properly than I figured, at least in terms of making the finished product not look like a skull wrapped in tinfoil with googly eyes.

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I started with Grimlock, but I kept editing more and more parts of the original head out till all that's left is the vague shapes of the faceplate and some abstracted antennae. He's somewhere between the Autobot "WHEE MOVING PARTS!" aesthetic and the "RAAAAGH POINTY FEAR ME!" Decepticon look. Not the cleanest pencils ever, but it's sooo shiny.

No idea what colors I should throw on this thing.

Edited by Spark, 08 February 2007 - 04:32 PM.

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 04:43 PM

Very nice work on the shading, Spark. The head kinda reminds me of a movie version of RID/Car Robots Omega Prime.

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 05:00 PM

Now that is just......FREAKIN COOL! So much detail, So much! That should be Movie Grimlock! I hope you do the body as well

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 05:04 PM

Thought about it. I'm not sure how, though, since the movie's all disguise-oriented and giant robotic T-Rex isn't exactly a good disguise...
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Posted 08 February 2007 - 05:14 PM

man

that is AWESOME

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 05:16 PM

Tell that to Scorponok. Maybe Grimlocks protoform crashed in the Atlantic Studios Jurassic Park theme ride or something? XD

Who knows. Its all up to a storyline to justify an oddity. =)

Like... Have Grimlock be a triple changer with a normal vehicle mode and a more saurian robot "battle mode". Like battlemasks and gun arms on crack.

Anyway. Really sweet pencil work. =) This will look awesome when colored. The expression is also neat, all grumpy like. XD

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 05:43 PM

I think you have the movie aesthetic nailed down quite well. The teeth gives him a bit of War Within feel and the shady is top notch. Especially in his eyes. As far as a vehicle mode would go, you could make him a tank similar to the War Within version, but give his robot mode some more saurian elements to it. Sorta like how BW Dinobot has a rib cage.

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 06:15 PM

Hey, there's a thought.... Throw some saurian elements into the bot mode... Hmm. I have much to think about now.
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Posted 08 February 2007 - 06:23 PM

QUOTE(Weremole @ Feb 8 2007, 02:16 PM) View Post



Like... Have Grimlock be a triple changer with a normal vehicle mode and a more saurian robot "battle mode". Like battlemasks and gun arms on crack.




that would be most rad o__o

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 07:19 PM

the only thing i don't like is the eyebrow type thingies. makes me think it's an organic with extensive cybernetic implants, otherwise, nice work icon-hotrod.gif
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Posted 08 February 2007 - 07:28 PM

Heh, I took the eyebrow cue from Prime. He's got wicked v-brows for squinting indignation.
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Posted 08 February 2007 - 07:58 PM

This could easily be official movie concept art. It's VERY professional. icon-ironhide.gif

Anyway, I'd love to see you do the whole design.

QUOTE(King Starscream @ Feb 8 2007, 05:43 PM) View Post

I think you have the movie aesthetic nailed down quite well. The teeth gives him a bit of War Within feel and the shady is top notch. Especially in his eyes. As far as a vehicle mode would go, you could make him a tank similar to the War Within version, but give his robot mode some more saurian elements to it. Sorta like how BW Dinobot has a rib cage.


Yeah, I think a giant robot T-Rex would be silly as hell on the big screen. Very Mecha-Godzilla. Grimmy should be a tank but not an ordinary one - something big and menacing that looks like it will crush you and tear you to pieces all at the same time.


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Posted 08 February 2007 - 11:16 PM

The colored version. Since the movie seems to mostly stick to the color schemes of the G1 counterparts where one exists (even to somewhat dull effect with solid silver Megatron), Grimlock gets stuck with a mostly black head, two shades of red for his original one, and three shades of silver for innards.

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 07:12 AM

Go with Grimlock. Jeff is a strange name for a Transformer

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 12:34 AM

Well, we have had Glen and Diego...
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Posted 10 February 2007 - 02:15 AM

Heres Hoping Grimmy looks this good in the upcoming movies..

Mind taking a shot at doing movie Arcee, she getting a toy, so why not. I ask cause I see you have the skill to pull off such a task.

Robotic, yet feminine.
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Posted 10 February 2007 - 02:22 AM

Thats pretty sick, so sick infact I am motivated to do one myself good day sir, NICE JOB!!!

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Posted 10 February 2007 - 02:41 AM

QUOTE(Primus_Feather @ Feb 10 2007, 02:15 AM) View Post

Heres Hoping Grimmy looks this good in the upcoming movies..

Mind taking a shot at doing movie Arcee, she getting a toy, so why not. I ask cause I see you have the skill to pull off such a task.

Robotic, yet feminine.

I think Arcee's already been defined via the prequel comic cover, but I could take a crack at something different anyway.

QUOTE(siekone @ Feb 10 2007, 02:22 AM) View Post

Thats pretty sick, so sick infact I am motivated to do one myself good day sir, NICE JOB!!!

I must do a body, so that I may motivate others to do them! Or something.
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Posted 10 February 2007 - 05:21 AM

it looks a lot like one of the head designs from dhj for transtech actually.
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but that's sort of the asthetic for most of the designs anyways. brilliant pencil work!

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Posted 11 February 2007 - 08:36 PM

I didn't notice the fact that you mirrored one half of his face. It was brilliantly done! The design as a whole is brilliant! My only complaint is I think he has a bit too much red on his colours. But other than that, Kudos!