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@  Benbot : (26 June 2019 - 03:27 PM)

new episodes are up?

@  Boomhauer : (26 June 2019 - 01:30 PM)

The voice acting bothers me less than the weird-as-hell timing on the action. Entire show feels like its paced like a internet cartoon.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 June 2019 - 10:12 PM)

It's like drawing someone in the "superhero landing" pose. It's just part of the cultural vocabulary at this point.

@  Arazyr : (25 June 2019 - 07:14 PM)

I can hear that post... *shudder*

@  B-Fox : (25 June 2019 - 06:09 PM)

So why does Cyberverse sound like . . . *that*?

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 04:05 PM)

Also, the theoretical new image would be a new compostion, it would just be individual bodies, or even just body parts, that are based on existing references by other creators, with the major caveat that there is more than one example for each reference so it's basically more like "following an established trend" than "copying someone's original creation".

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 04:03 PM)

Well, an homage is usually marked by a signature along the lines of "artist X after artist Y". I wasn't thinking about recreating something particularly memorable, just looking for reference images (just of a pose/perspective/layout) that looks like what I want, then finding more examples that just happen to look very similar, and it cannot be determined which version came "first".

@  ZakuConvoy : (25 June 2019 - 03:09 PM)

What you're describing is more an "homage" than plagiarism, really. I'm assuming you would be using different characters. It's basically like all the comic covers that homage the death of Supergirl cover from Crisis on Infinite Earths...but with different characters. It's not plagiarism, it's a reference. But if several artists have a memorable layout and are all using it, chances are it actually is referencing something memorably original.

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:56 PM)

Would that still qualify as plagiarism? After all, it could be argued that what I've recreated isn't that original to begin with since several other people have supposedly had the same general idependently from each other.

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:54 PM)

And I were then to create a new image, not traced but maybe "swiped", except I wouldn't copy a specific source image, but merely recreate the basic pose and perspective shared between all of them...

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:52 PM)


@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:49 PM)

And out of sheer coincidence, they all feature very similar ideas, concepts, poses and/or perspectives, supposedly with none of the original creators having copied from one of the others...

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:47 PM)

Assuming I were to find not one but two, three, four or even more source images, all of them by different artists, or by different photographers depicting different models...

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:45 PM)

Just out of curiosity, a question regarding the concept of plagiarism:

@  Benbot : (25 June 2019 - 08:58 AM)

That game needs a remake

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (25 June 2019 - 08:57 AM)

I am Error.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 June 2019 - 08:17 AM)

There is no error. There is only Zuul.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (25 June 2019 - 07:51 AM)

The unicron singularity fixes all continuity errors.. including Power Rangers related ones now!

@  MEDdMI : (25 June 2019 - 07:06 AM)

I reject your canon and substitute my own

@  unluckiness : (25 June 2019 - 12:32 AM)

Answer: It doesn't matter because even if there was one, it was never relevant in S1 and it got blown up with his original body

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 June 2019 - 10:55 PM)

Most people think Transformers canon is a series of discrete parallel lines, really it's more like a big ball of canony-wanony... stuff.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 June 2019 - 06:31 PM)

Hate to say this, but the simple answer is that you are thinking too hard and realistically, it does not matter.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 June 2019 - 04:57 PM)

Don't tell me what to do.

@  Paladin : (24 June 2019 - 04:16 PM)

don't cross the streams.

@  tffan01 : (24 June 2019 - 03:03 PM)

Or is this what AVP meant when he said that condradictory streams formed the JG1 timeline?

@  tffan01 : (24 June 2019 - 02:25 PM)

I don't like that idea.

@  tffan01 : (24 June 2019 - 02:24 PM)

In Ask Vector Prime, it was mentioned that in the Beast Wars 2 universe, Convoys all have Energon Matrices and that when Optimus Primal from the Japanese Beast Wars stream was transported to the Beast Wars 2 stream, his history was subtly altered that he too possessed an Energon Matrix. What does this mean? That Beast Wars 2 is actually not canon to the Japanese Beast Wars?

@  MEDdMI : (24 June 2019 - 08:54 AM)

yeah, I've got a few others that I need to check out/get removed. The nose one is small but annoying since I hit it every time I blow my nose.

@  unluckiness : (24 June 2019 - 08:46 AM)

Try to get a histopath examination if it isn't too expensive over there. It's probably just a mole but I'd think certainty would be better.

@  MEDdMI : (24 June 2019 - 07:59 AM)

@unluckiness I know, plan to get it removed but gotta get an appt first

@  Gizmoboy : (24 June 2019 - 07:50 AM)

oops... typed that in the wrong field. :)

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@  unluckiness : (24 June 2019 - 03:18 AM)

That is not a good thing, especially in the long term

@  MEDdMI : (23 June 2019 - 10:17 PM)

So who wants to hear about this mole on my nose that I keep scratching open

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 June 2019 - 09:24 PM)

Yeah, it's kind of defeating the purpose of making political discussions more restricted if you're just gonna go at it elsewhere on this site.

@  Telly : (23 June 2019 - 07:06 PM)

that would probly fit better in the p & r thread. its there for things just like this

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:29 PM)

The citizens resisted by buying up all the town's beer reserves so the Nazis would have to stay sober the entire time.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:28 PM)

Meanwhile, congratulations civil resistance, part 2: So a group of Nazis were holding one of their Good Old Times Reenactment festivals in a small East German town.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:26 PM)

It's basically like an anti-Trump candidate winning Texas.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:25 PM)

The mayoral elections of Istanbul are considered to be a key indicator for the political climate in the entire country.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:24 PM)

This time, it was a landslide victory for the opposition's candidate.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:23 PM)

After president Erdogan had a court revoke the results of the mayoral election of Istanbul after the opposition party's candidate had won by a small margin, the election was repeated today.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Congratulations, democracy part 1: Today is a historic day for Turkey.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 June 2019 - 02:31 PM)

Convert, does he timeout?

@  unluckiness : (23 June 2019 - 09:12 AM)

Did he form the feet and legs or the arms and body?

@  Patch : (22 June 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Nah, he was one of the Lions

@  MEDdMI : (22 June 2019 - 04:45 PM)

Is he a Shellformer

@  Nevermore : (22 June 2019 - 12:38 PM)

Supposedly it's about that football player Calvin Johnson.

@  Pennpenn : (22 June 2019 - 07:03 AM)

I'm vaguely confused why there is a Nicki Minaj song in my youtube reccomendations, but even more confused as to why that song (which appears to be from an official account) is called "MEGATRON".

@  Liege : (21 June 2019 - 10:03 PM)

Alpha Q all night long.


What do you all do about dust?

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#1 Detective Fork

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 03:11 PM

I am envious of some of the Transformers displays I've seen pictured in this forum. My collection is just as big as some of yours but I have less room to display things. I have the Classics out and a few other choice and random items but most of my poor 'bots sit boxed and bagged in the closet. One day, I want to change that; when I have more space, I want to put most of the collection out on shelves. But that brings me to the question of dust...

Do most of you who have collections that are displayed (and not enclosed in cases) take all your figures off the shelf and dust on a regular basis? How many hours does it take? Or do you let them sit there and collect dead skin cells? Some of the collections I've seen on here take up shelves and shelves throughout a whole room and the dusting just seems like a mind-boggling proposition. Even with the small percentage of toys I have displayed, it takes a fair bit of time to dust things off. I've been known to let it go for too long, far too often.

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 05:19 PM

Frankly, I'm usually lucky to keep the toys on the shelves...

IF I see my TF's looking furry...ie, not the beast wars ones...then I take a swiffer cloth and use that to take the dust off them. It doesn't leave residue or guck on them because it's dry, but it's good at catching dust. Other than that, every few months I take them off, dust the shelves, and put them back on in a different arrangement.
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Posted 17 May 2007 - 06:50 PM

QUOTE(Stormrave @ May 17 2007, 06:19 PM) View Post

Frankly, I'm usually lucky to keep the toys on the shelves...

IF I see my TF's looking furry...ie, not the beast wars ones...then I take a swiffer cloth and use that to take the dust off them. It doesn't leave residue or guck on them because it's dry, but it's good at catching dust. Other than that, every few months I take them off, dust the shelves, and put them back on in a different arrangement.

Wow, thread got pinned.

I guess the dusting turns out to be a good way to actually get us to do more than just stare at our toys. Handling them and rearranging is always fun. Still, have you seen the size of some of the displays people have posted on here? Might need to hire a maid. ;-) I picture Rosie from The Jetsons.

Edited by Detective Fork, 17 May 2007 - 06:50 PM.

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Posted 17 May 2007 - 07:05 PM

I don't bother to dust often. When I do (usually around the beginning of spring and the middle of fall; I'm not exactly obsessive about cleaning), I put a fan in the window facing out and take some canned air to my collection. That takes off most of the dust. Anything left, I go after it with a few clean rags and wipe them clean. It takes a while, but it also gives me a chance to decide if Item X is going to stay out or get put away in favor of something else. I got a late start on it this year, and a lot more ended up put away than usual (I'll be posting picks shortly), but the job still gets done.

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 10:39 PM

Try those Swifer feather-type dusters. THey get into every nook and cranny.
Also, some companies make polish/wax for diecast cars. It repels dust, but it can only be used on painted surfaces.

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Posted 11 July 2007 - 01:13 AM

I usually take each toy down and dust them individually and the shelf itself once every 6 months.

But since I have Doors on my shelves it helps keep em pretty clean as is..

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Posted 11 October 2007 - 06:21 PM

Drape a bed sheet over on them if you can. Take it off only when you want to enjoy them. It will help some.

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 07:23 PM

My figures have a thick protective layer of dust which helps protect them from the sun's harmful rays.
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Posted 23 November 2007 - 01:57 PM

To be honest, I keep fiddling with all of my displayed figures so much that dust rarely becomes a factor. ^^;

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 02:32 PM

What you gonna do about all that dust?

All that dust upon your bust?

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 07:03 PM

Whatever you do, do NOT get it wet. If any wet dust gets left behind in cracks it will harden into something not unlike concrete, in an obscene way. My recommendation, go to the dollar store and get a cheap toothbrush.

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 05:19 PM

I just throw them away when they get dusty.

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 05:51 AM

I put half of my collection in a space under the TV, I can't see my figures anymore but they are all standing and not in storage, something that I hate. Other shelves are to the window's side, so most dust won't go there. Then I only have 2 shelves with my Vector Primes and Magna Jet Convoys, and the one in front of the window needs serious dusting from time to time, the other is less problematic. When I had all my collection on display, it was a real nightmare!

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 11:33 PM

I ahve allergies and my wife and daughter have a cat. She bought me an air purifier a couple of Christmas's ago to keep down allergens such as pet dander adn dust. Well i was in a resale store and saw another one and decided to get it to place in my office. WORTH EVERY PENNY! My collection pieces that have been on my new shelves the longest, over for well over 8 months, have NO dust. New air cleaner cost about $40 bucks or so at Walmart but the 2 used ones cost me $5 to $10.
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Posted 20 September 2008 - 09:55 AM

Use q-tips for those hard to get places.

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 04:34 PM

I use a paintbrush to get all of my figures dusted, and sometimes I use a brush with a little tip to get those hard to reach places.


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Posted 25 September 2008 - 06:54 PM

There is no dust on my 20 Transformers.

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Posted 28 September 2008 - 07:48 AM

QUOTE(Skullgrin140 @ Sep 21 2008, 04:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I use a paintbrush to get all of my figures dusted, and sometimes I use a brush with a little tip to get those hard to reach places.

S'my way of doing it, though generally preceded by blowing off the top layer/excess.


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Posted 13 May 2009 - 02:02 AM

QUOTE(Amphibitron @ Oct 16 2007, 08:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My figures have a thick protective layer of dust which helps protect them from the sun's harmful rays.

Never thought about it like that... I'm never dusting again lol

I use a makeup brush to dust mine, cheep blush applicator has really soft bristles and usually gets into those little nooks and crannies pretty easily.

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