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@  tigerhawk : (23 June 2021 - 10:09 AM)

"This never happened to the other fellow." -  One of my fave meta jokes in movies from 007: On her Majesty's Secret Service.

@  Sabrblade : (21 June 2021 - 08:58 PM)

Daddy!

@  Kalidor : (21 June 2021 - 04:50 PM)

Not just any girl - your mom!

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 June 2021 - 08:19 AM)

Happy Knocked-Up-A-Girl Day!

@  Bass X0 : (20 June 2021 - 02:13 AM)

Happy father's day!

@  Hot Rod Mustang : (19 June 2021 - 07:45 PM)

what up sluts?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 June 2021 - 07:20 PM)

Only 6? Filthy casual.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2021 - 04:26 PM)

Multiplaying as in "playing with other people" or multiplaying as in "6 WoW accounts running at the same time"?

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 June 2021 - 01:45 PM)

Oh no! Darkeklaw is multiplaying! (See birthday box)

@  tigerhawk : (19 June 2021 - 11:54 AM)

In my Marvel comic canon the second wave of special teams were handpicked active robots whose experience would theoretically make more stable combiners, the Combaticons came from Cybertron, the Protectobots were imprinted from crystals explaining both Onslauhghts ancestry and First Aid's experience.

@  Dekafox : (18 June 2021 - 05:24 PM)

Spotlight: Lioconvoy?

@  Bass X0 : (18 June 2021 - 04:15 PM)

How long until IDW puts out an Optimus Pride Month comic?

@  Cyoti : (18 June 2021 - 03:32 PM)

Even with B5, it didn't follow its original 5-year plan. Summaries from the supplementary materials for the scriptbooks demonstrates that was originally planned was very different from the actual product. Sinclair's actor's departure seemingly changed the show to the point that the stuff with the Vorlons/Shadows, the Minbari and the ending were all changed. Mapping out a show years in advance is difficult because of changing bts stuff like writers/actors leaving the show or suddenly having to retool because of ratings/execs. No plan survives intact especially in a chaotic environment of television production.

@  Rycochet : (18 June 2021 - 11:27 AM)

To be like Babylon 5, you need to cram a 2 season story arc into one because you fear being cancelled, then get further seasons you have no more material for. You also need a spinoff which the network heads don't want and do everything in their power to kill it while it's on air.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 June 2021 - 10:33 AM)

The required effort is probably why we don't have babylon 6; TNG.

@  Dekafox : (18 June 2021 - 10:23 AM)

Everyone wants to be like Babylon 5 but no one wants to put in the effort

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 09:36 AM)

And then, after five years of hosting their own official podcast where they would answer fan questions and always encouraged their audience to pay attention to the mysteries, after the show had ended, they claimed the show was never really about the mysteries, it was all about the characters.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 09:34 AM)

What really bugs me with "Lost" is that the producers had willfully negotiated a set end date with the network halfway through season 3 (the show ended with season 6, as planned) specifically so they could plan out the plot for the remainder of the show. Then... the plot wasn't resolved properly.

@  tigerhawk : (18 June 2021 - 04:17 AM)

By then I had lost interest in arc TV shows, I followed a few and got the impression they were just making them up as they went along. Seemed to be a trend starting with new Galactica and Lost though in actuality began with The X Files and has become a trope called 'The Chris Carter Effect'.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:12 AM)

I think it was season 3 part 1 specifically, since they had two separate plot "arcs" for season 3.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:11 AM)

They threw everything in there, with no clear story structure, no clear stakes, and characters flip-flopping wherever the episode's writer needed them to go for their half-baked plot.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:10 AM)

Season 3 was the worst, with a terrible meandering random events plot.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 11:59 PM)

'save the cheerleader' then in season 3 he tears her skull open, scans her power and she simply heals. They didn't think any of it through.

@  Shockwave 75 : (17 June 2021 - 07:04 PM)

Well, you know Hollywood; if something's popular, run it into the ground!

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

And then there was the Writers' Strike, which isn't the show's fault.

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

Yeah, Sylar should've been, if not killed off, at least left to rest.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

It never truly recovered from that.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Season 1 was good until the finale.

@  Paladin : (17 June 2021 - 09:37 AM)

because it sucked.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Heroes was cancelled twice.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 06:33 AM)

The song's official name is "Holding Out for a Hero".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 June 2021 - 12:54 AM)

That's a long time to wait for a sandwich.

@  Maruten : (16 June 2021 - 07:13 PM)

Lucky there's a hero arriving in July.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 June 2021 - 05:38 PM)

I think I've heard "I Need a Hero" more times this past week than I have in the past several years.

@  tigerhawk : (16 June 2021 - 12:41 PM)

Thanks to Earthrise I can recreate the end of Return of Optimus Prime part 1.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 June 2021 - 11:19 AM)

I wish they would do something like that here: but then it would become obvious in which provinces you're getting gouged.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

Here in Germany, the price you see is the price you pay, tax included.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

I always find it weaird hearing that stores in the US don't initially already taxes in their prices.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 04:33 AM)

You know what's kewl? Poor literacy.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 June 2021 - 04:31 PM)

Awesome, thanks for the heads up.

@  CORVUS : (15 June 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Kewl. Thanks!

@  Kalidor : (15 June 2021 - 02:08 PM)

Hey everybody! I wanted to announce that Sarahthecutevixen is our newest addition to the Allspark staff. She's primarily looking over discord stuff, but I wanted to make sure she got a welcome over here as well.

@  NovaSaber : (14 June 2021 - 11:07 AM)

Turn-Bass RPG

@  Sabrblade : (14 June 2021 - 10:21 AM)

Do not X0 quietly into the night.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 June 2021 - 10:13 AM)

All your Bass are--

@  Donocropolis : (14 June 2021 - 05:56 AM)

*Bass X0 not available in Alaska or Hawaii.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2021 - 07:36 PM)

Get your own Big Mouth BassX0 for the low price of $19.95 (plusshippingandhandling)

@  repowers : (13 June 2021 - 12:45 PM)

Mr. Speaker, we are for the Bass X0.

@  Nevermore : (13 June 2021 - 06:04 AM)

It's all about that Bass XD.

@  tigerhawk : (13 June 2021 - 02:16 AM)

Will altering the moons orbit in any way help.


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#121 Spectre

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 08:32 PM

Making the headlights blue would give him a lot of concentrated blue in robot mode with nothing to break it up, and mixing the flame and headlight color wouldn't make a lot of sense.

Sorry you don't like the pink, but my intention was a 80s/90s neon/club/glam kind of look in contrast to the darker "gothier" color scheme I've used in the past.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 08:43 PM

The blue/indigo on that digibash is one of the most beautiful colors I've ever seen.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 08:56 PM

i can see why you used it, Spec; it was just awkward to see it used in one spot and nowhere else. i agree with your point about not having the headlights blend in with the flames, and really something from that range would've worked. i'm just more partial to goth than glam though, which may be why i reacted that way icon-fire.gif

and yeah, that shade of blue-violet is indeed beautiful. i don't think i've seen it used on TFs a lot, if at all.


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Posted 12 February 2008 - 08:56 PM

QUOTE(The Walky @ Feb 12 2008, 08:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The blue/indigo on that digibash is one of the most beautiful colors I've ever seen.



I couldn't agree more.


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#125 Spectre

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 09:51 PM

Heh, thanks everyone. I hope that the Botcon Rodimus looks somewhere close, but I'm not holding my breath.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 09:54 PM

QUOTE(Magnusblitz @ Feb 12 2008, 06:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The blue and hot pink clash (pick one or the other) but otherwise, that job is actually pretty dang sexy.

I wouldn't want him to give up either, but I agree that something's clashing. I don't think it's specifically the blue and pink though.
While fine for Spectre, since he wanted it "glam", I think something not glam would be better for BotCon.
Still... it could be MORE glam. icon-arcee.gif pink translucent plastic instead of purple. leave just the opaque legs and spoiler purple (and paint apps on the arms).
an error: The color of his spoiler doesn't match in his two modes. If you change the robot mode (with other matching opaque purple parts) to match the alt mode, he looks more goth; while, if you change the alt mode to match his robot mode, it looks more glam.
and while I personally find silver clashes with gold, I think the gold clashes more with the other colors than silver, which is probably why not all of his silver was changed to gold, but I think it probably should be.
Hrm. It's fun to play around with the colors on all the parts. I like making the translucent plastic of his windshield and flame missile more pink like his headlights.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 10:39 PM

I think you need to rephrase. I have no idea what you're trying to say.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 10:57 PM

Maybe if the purple plastic matched the pink headlights...the plastic looks very dark purple in vehicle mode, but a bit brighter in robot mode. Hmm. (I'm only putting this much time into discussing it because it's full of win).

Cybertron Voyager Starscream, eh? I wonder if we're just going to get it normal Starscream colors or what, considering they're already pretty "heroic" (bright red, blue, grey...)

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 07:05 AM

QUOTE(Spectre @ Feb 12 2008, 09:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Heh, thanks everyone. I hope that the Botcon Rodimus looks somewhere close, but I'm not holding my breath.

If he looks half as good as that, I'll be very pleased. Great work! icon-ironhide.gif

QUOTE(Magnusblitz @ Feb 12 2008, 10:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe if the purple plastic matched the pink headlights...the plastic looks very dark purple in vehicle mode, but a bit brighter in robot mode. Hmm. (I'm only putting this much time into discussing it because it's full of win).

Cybertron Voyager Starscream, eh? I wonder if we're just going to get it normal Starscream colors or what, considering they're already pretty "heroic" (bright red, blue, grey...)

I'd like him to be in colors similar to the original, as while the Galaxy Force does have Starscream like colors (red, black/very dark gray, and light gray) the arrangement and pattern are very much not like G1 (more like Armada Starscream who had a lot of red and black). So I think a G1 scheme would look nice on the mold if it's possible.

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 07:15 AM

I don't know, I did this digibash myself a few years back, and I can't really even hope for a G1 scheme. We've had it so many times already, though it is technically very heroic, Superman-like colors when you think about it. I think they could make it look good, but I'm not sure it's interesting at this point. Same with a Jetfire-like deco, if they're planning to do that.

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 05:25 PM

I'm hoping for something a bit similar to that, only with all new paint layouts (instead of half and half) and either a light gray helmet and a black face or a gray face with a dark gray helmet (none of this silver face and black helmet stuff).

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 06:19 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Feb 13 2008, 04:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm hoping for something a bit similar to that, only with all new paint layouts (instead of half and half) and either a light gray helmet and a black face or a gray face with a dark gray helmet (none of this silver face and black helmet stuff).

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I think he did a good job painting it, but I want nothing like it. I have enough G1 colored Screamers. Classics SS is a good end-all be-all for me. I don't feel the need for every jet to be painted like G1 SS.

While, yeah, it does sound stupid for a toy named SS to not have his colors, but then again I didn't really feel I wanted another SS toy in the first place, or a story with yet another version of him.