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@  Noideaforaname : (23 May 2017 - 03:26 PM)

@MEDdMI - Me and my teacher both had box turtles. The teach did animal rescue work, so two of her turtles were actually deformed and couldn't be released (one's shell was too large and the other's too small), so they ended up being class pets.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (23 May 2017 - 02:12 PM)

They had regular flat, cereal bowl-type molding at the bottom, so it wasn't much an issue that I can recall.

@  OrionPax44 : (23 May 2017 - 02:10 PM)

How tough is it to clean out those bowls. I'd imagine the nooks and crannies from their spines are tough areas.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (23 May 2017 - 01:47 PM)

I had two of those bowls, Michelangelo and Donatello

@  MEDdMI : (23 May 2017 - 01:46 PM)

Nice. What kind of turtles?

@  Noideaforaname : (23 May 2017 - 01:10 PM)

I had that turtle bowl too. Never did the obvious 'pretend to be Shredder and dine on turtle soup'... but that's because I had a bunch of pet turtles plus I frequently pet-sat a teacher's trio.

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 May 2017 - 12:36 PM)

You ate out of a Ninja Turtle? Kinky.

@  NightViper : (23 May 2017 - 12:33 PM)

My bowl didn't just have a picture of a Ninja Turtle, it WAS a Ninja Turtle. And came with a box of Cookie Crisp that I didn't eat.

@  Foffy : (23 May 2017 - 12:31 PM)

My favorite dish is this bowl I had as a kid that had a picture of a Ninja Turtle on it.

@  Robowang : (23 May 2017 - 10:32 AM)

mmm. That's my favorite dish.

@  Bass X0 : (23 May 2017 - 10:06 AM)

like.... Fractured But Whole?

@  MEDdMI : (23 May 2017 - 06:51 AM)

everything sounds dirty

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 May 2017 - 06:49 AM)

why does this sound dirty

@  Bass X0 : (23 May 2017 - 06:05 AM)

Psh. I'm still waiting for Ranma Whole.

@  unluckiness : (23 May 2017 - 05:08 AM)

I'll wait for the sequel series Dragon Whole.

@  Maruten : (23 May 2017 - 04:26 AM)

Can't believe the Dragon Half manga is finally being translated this year.

@  Bass X0 : (23 May 2017 - 03:22 AM)


@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 09:00 PM)

Xellos...? *looks at avatar pic* speaking of old anime... DRAGON SLAVE!!!

@  Xellos : (22 May 2017 - 08:56 PM)

Yeah, Tylor is awesome. One of the few series (Tylor and Escaflowne) I watched multiple times subtitled. On VHS even. Own two sets of each on DVD (or BD in 2nd Escaflowne's case). Original Tylor DVD and the remastered DVD, and both sets of dubs for Escaflowne (not counting the aborted Saturday morning edit, though I did tape that as it aired).

@  Steevy Maximus : (22 May 2017 - 08:28 PM)

Man, I'm so sad I missed so much of the mid-90s anime. The Irresponsible Captain Tylor is SO MUCH FUN!

@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 11:43 AM)

where's GALVATRON in MP form dammit?! he didn't even get in for the anniversary year...

@  TheMightyMol... : (22 May 2017 - 11:35 AM)

I'm still waiting on the rest of the Dinobots.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:24 AM)

The Decepticon MP cassettes are probably my favorite MP figures so far. Fantastic little dudes.

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 11:23 AM)

I want a Masterpiece Blaster if only because I'm fond of the Masterpiece cassettes and want Takara to make more. They should also do Slugfest and Overkill since they were in the cartoon too, even if it was only very briefly.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:21 AM)

I just want the Chip figure. The only Autobot cars I have or want are G2 Sideswipe and Hot Rod.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 11:14 AM)

another Autobot car. "yaaaaaay."

@  Benbot : (22 May 2017 - 11:02 AM)

I haven't been this excited about a new MP since the Datsuns! He looks amazing

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:01 AM)

I love the little human figures with the MP line. Is it just young Spike, Future Spike, and Daniel so far?

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 11:00 AM)

And it comes with Chip Chase! I will order just for that! Holy crap!

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 10:55 AM)

Whoo! Masterpiece Sunstreaker!

@  Anonymous X : (22 May 2017 - 10:40 AM)

Less said about the Sinclair Microdrive, the better...

@  Anonymous X : (22 May 2017 - 10:23 AM)

I had two ZX Spectrum games on cartridge. Played 'em loads as it beat having to wait ten minutes for unreliable tape loading...

@  Rycochet : (22 May 2017 - 09:25 AM)

Super Bootspork!

@  Bass X0 : (22 May 2017 - 08:45 AM)

I remember doing the same for my ZX Spectrum.

@  DeltaSeeker : (22 May 2017 - 08:40 AM)

I remember loading games on my Vic20 from an audio tape.

@  Paladin : (22 May 2017 - 08:37 AM)

anyone remember "Chex Quest?"

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 07:13 AM)

I never played those. I had, like, two-color bootleg files of Donkey Kong and stuff like that with 50 games on a disk.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:11 AM)

not pure text games, but you still had to use text input to do stuff. "PICK UP flask", etc

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:05 AM)

I think those were the old King's Quest/Space Quest ones

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 07:02 AM)

I remember floppy disk games! Never gamed enough to own one that was more than a disk, though.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2017 - 07:01 AM)

I remember booting things from DOS, and games that were like 10 floppy disks big.

@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 06:57 AM)


@  Robowang : (22 May 2017 - 06:57 AM)

Oh man, the days of Realplayer and AIM and man, I can't believe how long ago that was.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 May 2017 - 01:00 AM)

ugh, RealMedia was pretty awful. RealPlayer was so bloated and buggy, I tried to avoid it

@  siccoyote : (22 May 2017 - 12:17 AM)

I remember downloading Realmedia episodes of Beast Wars Season 3, days after they were shown in Americ, but the quality was terrible and the guy who did it wasted half of a stereo audio track because he recorded it in mono. Took many hours to download

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 May 2017 - 09:55 PM)

Yeah, I remember those days. I had a bunch of Quicktime clips from Beasties/Beast Wars and Reboot, most of which I had to leave the computer on overnight to get, lol

@  Steevy Maximus : (21 May 2017 - 09:49 PM)

I remember when it took 3 hours to download a 240p, 2.5 minute movie trailer

@  MEDdMI : (21 May 2017 - 09:02 PM)

and there weren't any rocks yet, they were all space dust

@  MEDdMI : (21 May 2017 - 09:02 PM)

I remember when there was no internet

@  Telly : (21 May 2017 - 08:55 PM)

dont remember what it was called, but i had an internet answering machine software back in the day. turn it on when i was online and i wouldnt miss a call. would leave it off if i didnt want to be bothered though lol


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#21 Strike

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Posted 20 June 2009 - 04:36 PM

oh the [END] tag is just so people know the story is finished ^^

I should probably start putting titles into the posts >>;

I'm glad you liked it! One of the few scenes I clearly remember is CJ shouldering that MASSIVE bazooka and trying to snipe Megatron with it. He seems like a bot that enjoys a good explosion (from IDW's All Hail Megatron it seemed that way anyway) and what gives the best explosions next to actual explosives? Ballistics :3 So while not a super-survivalist-style gun nut... he appreciates guns, and looks like he's going to bestow that love unto Striker (and Calibur, which is why I named him so)

I'm gonna take the weekend to relax and on monday, or sunday night if I'm bored, start my third story which actually shifts focus away from the recruits to the Decepitcons


Edited by Strike, 20 June 2009 - 04:37 PM.

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 08:39 PM

*whistles* well... a month since I posted anything.
I wanted to apologize about that. you see, my birthday was june 26th, the day after my last post here, even if my last story post was on the 19th of june.

I wanted to assure my readers that I've not given up on the story, NOR am I giving into a hiatus. Its just been a bit of writer's block mixed with a few days of nasty sinus headaches, day 2's of recovery FROM those headaches... and a bit of feeling kinda lazy

The 'episode' I'm working on now is, I feel, important to the over-all plot and I just want to do it right, so I want to take my time on it. I hope you all can forgive me for my silence and not give up on my posting more story ^^

Thank you
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Posted 05 August 2009 - 01:11 PM

Seconded. I read the whole thing today and I loved it. Your portrayal of the new and old bots was really good. Plus, Ultra Magnus is one of my favourite characters, so to have him do anything in a story is cool.

I'll be watching and waiting for you to do more to this intriguing new spin on G1. Striker and the rest are great new characters.

Oh yes, and I love Cliffjumpers 'big gun' obsession. Hehe, hey new recruit, wanna take out some Decepticons? Here try the latest Phase Plasma BFG!!



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Posted 05 August 2009 - 05:22 PM

Well thank you GSO, I've been doing my best to plot out the next part of the story, as I've said before it starts a major plot point so I want to do my best on it, but Real Life sometimes says "no, you're out two days with a migraine"

CJ: heh, so rookie, how's the side

Striker: >>; just fine Cliffjumper

CJ: *smacks side* Good to hear! Come on lets go train

Striker: X_@ ~sure~
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Posted 07 August 2009 - 07:07 AM

Yep, that's Cliffjumper. If he can take it, so can everyone else. Even if they can't, which he obviously doesn't notice hehe.



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Posted 07 August 2009 - 12:25 PM

I'm glad you approve and enjoy ^^
I have to admit its a bit of a trick to flesh out their personalities as a lot didn't get much in the cartoon
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Posted 01 September 2009 - 07:51 PM

??????Kaon, Decepticon City-state that was relatively untouched by Unicron's assault, however not by the fall out of that attack. Kaon, and Kolkular fortress, was seen as a gathering point and last bastion of Decepticon power, a Power that was still being fought for five stellar cycles later.
??????Though he showed no emotion a fire raged in his Spark at the time wasting and stupidity of the in-fighting. So many ego subroutines inflated with self-importance, each believing they could step-up and fill the strut-prints of the mech who created the very army they sought to control from nothing more than 'street trash' and pit fighters, slaves. To be able to coerce, guide, control.
??????No. was the answer. To him only one mech could lead the Decepicons, the one who took them and forged them into the Army they were. Cybertron had been theirs, but the Autobots only saw on oppressor replaced by another, so they fought and Cybertron suffered.
??????It still suffered, and he vowed he would do all he could for Cybertron.
??????This was why he was here, walking down the darkened halls of the fortress, his path illuminated by his optic band. Stopping at a door he passed his servo over a panel on the wall to his right, not even bothering to turn his helm to look as he heard the quiet whirring of the panel lifting up, retracting into the wall and an access console shifting forward. Placing his servo to the reactive transluminate of the panel there was soon a low decibel and low volume tone, the click of a lock unlatching and with a creak and groan of metal-on-metal the door before him split open. Striding through the opening he entered the underground bunker that was currently serving as a make-shift medical bay but was in actuality a research and development lab.
??????Weakly, the yellow optic flickered to life, half-exposed cranial circuitry blinking and sparking as a head swung towards the visitor, a rasping vocalizer forced out words.
???????Ah Sz-Soundwave, y-you've come to visit again. How k-k-kind.?
???????Pleasantries: False, Information is required Shockwave.?
???????Isn't it a-alwaysz?? Shockwave rasped, ?I shall a-sz-ssume then, that your search for M-Mega-a-a-tron'sz body has yet to yeild-d results??
Soundwave's optic flickered in annoyance, while Shockwave's brightened in amusement at how much a single optic could convey, especially when paired with an equally emotionless and expressionless mouth-guard.
???????I shall that that as-z a 'no' then.? Shockwave did his best to keep his cool, logical air about him even as his half-crushed, half-mutilated body was wired into the Spark-support machines.
???????Assumption: Correct, Megatron's body has not been located.? Soundwave finally spoke.
???????Then you wish to p-p-proceed-d with your little proje-c-c-ct?? Shockwave's vocalizer hiccuped.
???????Affirmative. Decepticons: Scattered. Force: Powerless. Leader: Needed. Megatron: Needed.?
???????You've m-m-made your point Soundwave.?
Soundwave moved over to a computer console, inputting a list of commands.
???????Tell me Szz-Soundwave... what makes you process this little gambit suc-c-ceeding??
Soundwave turned to look at Shockwave, ?Because it will not be just a clone.?
???????What do you mean? Of course it will be.? Shockwave coughed, ?A blank pro-pro-protoform with m-memory pro-pro-protocols but no Sz-Spark is nothing more than an advanced automaton, a robotic clone.
???????Solution: Vector Sigma.? Soundwave droned, ?Plan: Implant memory protocols before implanting Spark into protoform.?
???????Even so--?
???????Megatron's Memory: Intact.?
???????A-All of it??
???????Megaplex processing core.? Soundwave answered, ?Function: Specialized processing core. Purpose: Retention and archiving of Megatron's memory.?
Soundwave cocked his helm, ?Surprise: Illogical.?
???????Wh-- How d-dare you!? Shockwave sputtered.
???????Purpose: Back-up in case treachery or plot to overthrow succeeded.?
???????I always did wonder why Megatron kept that screeching harpy around for so long.?
???????Reason: Unknown. Conjecture: Yours is as good as mine.?
???????Ah well. As you said, Megatron is needed.? Shockwave groaned
Soundwave wordlessly nodded, typing command after command into the computer at a dizzying pace, windows filled with lines of code kept flickering as they were constantly switched around with each other, going from background to foreground to back again. Shockwave watched the near-mute mech work, delving deeper and deeper into the computer's memory drives.
??????Slowly he realized that Soundwave was designing Megatron's new body. In one window a graphic display was being compiled from the data being input. The skeletal structure was dense, strong. The power systems, heat sinks, all the internal mechanisms were top of the line. Soundwave would make sure that their Lord's new body was worthy of the Spark that would inherit it.
The one thing Soundwave was not doing, however, was designing their Lord's new alt-mode. Understandable, as one would not wish to presume their Lord's preferences.

??????Mega-cycles later Shockwave's optic flickered to life again. In his weakened state he must have powered down to preserve his energy levels.
??????For five stellar cycles he had been like this, grievously injured, spark needing mechanical support. Having an entire building fall on one's self is not good for one's health, and this had been a very large building at that. It was illogical to him to find himself still on-line, still hooked to these machines. Why had he not been put into a CR Chamber?
??????Instead Shockwave endured mega-cycles of repair surgery by a team of Decepticon Medical bots. Why was Soundwave doing this. Shockwave could not see the lock outside of Soundwave needing him for something, it had to be that.
??????What though? Shockwave asked himself, What do I have in my processor that he could want. Shockwave was slowly becoming infuriated at the fact he could not figure Soundwave's motives out. Outside of resurrecting Megatron, of course.
??????If he has access to Megaplex, something even I didn't have, then-- ngh Shockwave's thoughts ground to a halt as a stabbing pain filled his processor, his vision blurred, off-lining. When it returned Soundwave was standing over him.
???????You will be moved to a CR Chamber.? he droned, ?You are finally stable enough.?
??????Shockwave blacked out again.
= = = =

??????It is known by a servofull of Cybertronians that the shinning metallic sphere with its giant gorge and its liquid metal seas of silvery elements that they called home was in fact built around a core of rock and stone run through with tunnels, caves, caverns and recesses that offer amazing insight to their planets past, cosmically speaking, as well as hiding places and homes for those things only whispered about by young-bots, the superstitious, and those bereft of their senses like over-induldgers of Energon, Empties, drug users and old soldiers that over the stellar cycles had to hide there to survive and were lucky enough to make it out.

??????The mech that was now traversing one of these tunnels that was closer to the surface was none of these, though if one asked his fellow Decepticons; they were certain he was indeed unhinged for trying to speak to Spark's long passed. A sentiment only more-so cemented when it was discovered his machines were picking up signals but not that of dead Cybertronian's but old Earth broadcasts.
??????Mindwipe was not amused when he overheard talk that he should be made ?ambassador? to the Junkions. He was spurred forward by the discovery his receivers and antenna could actually pick up any signal and had been using the chaos of The Aftermath, a simple name for the devastation of the Chaos Bringer's attack that was gaining popularity, to scavenge and salvage the parts he needed to create a more sensitive antenna. It was much easier to aquire ?choice? part, as well as research vital to picking up a Spark's energy signature.
??????This was what he carried in his servo's this solar-cycle, clutching the thick tome to his torso. He could have asked the scribe to make this copy easier to carry as a holo-pad perhaps but he felt it would be cheating somehow.
??????This ancient tome of dark science... no, it is best to have the experience of running your servo-tips over the old, forgotten glyphs, painstakingly carved into the plates of derma-steel harvested from the dying.
??????Setting the tome down onto the make-shift table elicited a groan of protest. Mindwipe pulled a crate to sit on over and eased his bulk down.
??????Running his servos over the cover, taking in the welds that bound the derma-steel plates, double thick, with the forgotten glyphs of Cybertronian history carved neatly into its surface.
??????Simply amazing servo-work Mindwipe ruminated, Now with this, I will be able to speak with Sparks long passed... The mystic put down a container filled with a swirlling mix of life's-oil and Energon, nestled with-in was the brilliant blue-white of a Spark, ?but first, a little practice.
??????Taking a clean work towel, he wiped the fluids of the scribe from his servos, then from the tome's large body.

??????With trembling hand he opened the cover, the first page held a symbol; a circle with two 'arms' extending from the top and bottom, around the circle and arms was a ring. The glyph of Unicron.
???????And so the Angles of Dissolution are drawn, erasing the boundry 'tween the realms of Metal and Spark...?
= = = =

??????The Hall of Heroes stands as a reminder of Decepticon strength and power. A large open air plaza with a raised platform with a throne under a canopy of sorts, topped with a torch that bears a purple flame. Lining either side of the plaza, facing the throne were large golden statues of warriors past standing upon great stone bases that held a purple-hued flame with-in a golden receptacle. These effigies were erected to honor the fore-runners of the modern Decepticon; the Quintesson pit-fighting and ?military applications? slaves as a way for the five-faced aliens to keep them relatively quiet.
??????The Hall's history reaches back beyond the Occupation, back into a time when fact and legend, myth and reality, became so intertwined it becomes nigh-impossible for even the most studious, the most meticulous, and the most fervent to discern between the two.
??????That was another reason the Hall stood, with its proud memorials, to remind all that strength and power kept Cybertron going.
??????All, save for one.

??????Not really even a statue either, no gold encased purple eternal flame, no magnificent base. Nothing but the remainder of a Cybertronian corpse. Gray, crumbled, only the legs from the shins down were left. Done so as a reminder by Galvatron that he was the iron servo that would lead the Decepticons to utterly decimate the Autobots.

???????Galvatron? a name he learned to curse above all others, a name he learned from those who visited the Hall in hopes that proffering themselves to their ancestors would somehow help them survive the Aftermath.
??????He sneered at them. The ruthless warriors of the Decepticon Army turned into mewling weaklings, many having forgotten their roots as slaves, as second class citizens under the Council of Elders until Megatron organized them. Many never knew anything except the power of Megatron's rule.
??????He sneered at their weakness. The Gods above knew he wished he could do more than sneer, more than insult audio receptors that were deaf to his voice, more than swing wildly at them and becoming infuriated when his servos passed harmlessly through his target's body.
??????He was stuck there, unable to leave the Hall, unable to go very far from the shins-down corpse.
??????His corpse.
How Starscream cursed the name and memory of Galvatron.
??????The former Air Commander had spent, to him, an unknown amount of time. His world was grayed out, a bleak shade of the world he once lived in. It could have been a day, or an eon, and he wouldn't have known.
???????AHH!? Starscreamed howled into the gray limbo, ?I finally get rid of Megatron and then this purple usurper comes from nowhere! To think, the first things out of my vocalizer are asking if it was Megatron! Somehow he survived being dumped into space and reformats his body and.. and.. how...?

??????>>-- HOW CORRECT<<
A voice boomed from nowhere yet everywhere. Deep and resonate, monotone but carrying a malevolent lilting, subtle undertone in its mechanical reverberating speech.

??????Starscream spun around on his ghostly heel, "Who dares..?!" Starscream started to demand. He wisely stopped. The last time he started a sentence with those words he was blasted to here, the gray wasteland that laughably passed as his afterlife. Primus only knew what would happen if he stated them here.

??????>>I DARE<<
The voice remained slightly monotone, barely inflecting its words as the very space around Starscream turned a violent, pulsing red. Starscream clutched at his ghostly audio receptors, dropping to his spiritual knees, loosing a primal howl that would echo into the living world as a wordless, chilling breeze that suddenly kicked up around his 'memorial'. A horrible piercing feedback loop suddenly cropped up as his world turned blood red.
??????In a moment. It passed, the afterlife he had become accustomed to returning to lifeless gray. He coughed, surprised that even as a shade of his former self he wanted to retch the non-existent contents of his power pack onto the ground.
Servo clutching at his own throat, optics wide in shock as he peered around into the nothingness, he barely was able to gasp out three small words, ?Who... are... you??

The voice paused for a moment, as if to inhale
??????>>-- AM UNICRON<<
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#28 GodSentinelOmega


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Posted 03 September 2009 - 05:04 AM

I like it!

Your protroyal of Soundwave is both creepy and funny at the same time with his descrptive titles and utter devotion to Megatron. The idea of him creating Megatron from Megaplex, memories and a spark are very cool. And what's in store for poor, crushed Shockwave. I'm glad you had hin survive the building falling on him.

And YAY! The return of Starscream! Still unable to escape the domination of others. Now it's Unicrons turn to browbeat him. Possibly.

Anyway. This new story is great. New an old combined.

Oh yes, and Mindwipe, wonder what he's up to.



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Posted 03 September 2009 - 07:41 AM

SWEET MERCIFUL CRAP! (Sorry, but Homer was on my mind and that quote immediately jumped to mind!)

This is one awesome piece of fanfic right here! LOVING how you've got the characters down and are bringing back a few faves like Shockwave! And Soundwave is so perfect with his cold emotionless monotone and continuing dedication to a fallen leader!

Keep up the awesome work, Strike!

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 09:35 PM

I am very happy you both enjoyed this, GSO, Freddycon. I have to admit, I was worried it wasn't going to be as good as my others. I was always rooting for the good guys as a kid and could never really put myself into villains shoes. so when I started writing, I found it hard to do a scene that focused on the villains alone without the heroes coming in and surprising them or being in the same scene for banter.

I was also afraid that "using" Unicron and "bringing back" Starscream might get groans.

Edited by Strike, 03 September 2009 - 09:38 PM.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 12:29 PM

Nah, the return of Starscream is always good. Well, he's the guy you love to hate becasue no matter how many times he gets beaten down, he always comes back, convinced that he is and always has been the 'rightful' heir to leadership and power over the 'cons and the universe. And although Unicron has been overexposed of late. This to me, is G1 Unicron, and he was the original intergalactic badass dark god. And I can't help but hear Orson Wells when he speaks. Any other version of Unicron just pales in comparison to this.

I mean, just look at what they did to Armada Unicron.

Anyway, Strika, you write villainy really well. Each character seems very well suited and accurate to their individual personalities. Soundwave especially so. Nice work!

Edited by GodSentinelOmega, 05 September 2009 - 12:30 PM.



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Posted 05 September 2009 - 05:06 PM

Strika? lol

Well, thank you GodSentinelOmega for your thumbs up on my villainy. Yes, this is a G1 fic, I said that in my first "opening" post, just... with the way I'm taking it, it's sort of its own Universe universe too... so.

Yes, Orson Wells IS Unicron, no others XD

I've always felt that the only voice for Primus would be James Earl Jones myself. Mufasa X3
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Posted 07 September 2009 - 09:00 AM

Oops! Strike, not Strika. Guess I'd better read names more carefully eh?

And James Earl Jones as Primus? That actually sounds like it could work out well. Surprising how easy it is to visualise him as the light to Orson Welles dark god.

If you've ever seen the Merlin mini-series that was made a few years ago with Sam Neil in, JEJ does the voice for the Rock of Ages. That performace would work very well as Primus. I mean, the TF god spends most of his time asleep as well anyway.

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 04:19 PM

I kid GSO, I just kid. I just couldn't help make a joke at the typo

Years ago, when I had an older not-so-good version of this fic I thought it'd be fun to do audio clips as part of the character bios if I ever put it on a site, so I made TF-sounding voices using a trial version of an audio program.

I took a clip of JEJ from his role in the Conan movie of all things and really flanged it up. it sounds very good, very Godly


Link provided :3

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 02:50 AM

I know you're kidding Stike. And yep, typos can be fun!

Also, on the soundbyte. I'd never have though of Conan, but you're right. Very godly.

He IS the wellspring from which all Transformers come from. Did you do any other soundclips for characters?



#36 Strike

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 06:20 PM

ah, one for an old villain, Sigmatron, and one for the old main character, FuryStrike. I have to admit my old fanfic was.. well, fanficcy. I can't even read it myself without groaning "what was I thinking" y'know? lol

I might do it again for TF:AU if I ever get my hands on a program with Flange I can apply to files and all ^^
I'm also flirting with the crazy idea of putting up a TF:AU entry at the TF fanon wiki
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#37 Strike

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 02:38 AM

???????I-Impossible.? Starscream coughed hoarsely, ?Unicron is a myth, a devil created to plague the weak-processored by the Council of Elders, or Ancient, or whatever they felt li-aaah!
The Decepticon ghost's world filled with that crimson light, the luminous incarnation of PAIN, and as before the light, the pain, and the screeching feed-back that had he a body would have made his audio receptors bleed, were gone as if they were never there.
Coughing, spectral throat raw, his very essence aching. Very slowly he shook his head, ?Of--? he rasped, wincing, ?-- Of course... n-not.?
??????>>VERY WELL THEN<<
Unicron's monotone voice boomed, echoing across the gray wasteland.
Obeying the commanding pressence, he did so, optics scanning the gray skies.
Starscream swallowed, it still hurt, he found himself unable to turn away from the light. It was pale, as was everything here, but it had color, an aura of swirling red and black surrounding a yellow-orange core.
The scientist in him was curious, the coward in him dare not ask what it was.

Carefully he stood. Starscream had never been one to believe in Primus, or the AllSpark, now though how could he not? He was a ghost, or at least intangible, and now this presence, be it truly Unicron or not, was offering him vengeance. How could he refuse. One problem remained.
???????Oh--? Starscream searched his memory bank for a name, a title, anything to stave off the PAIN. He remembered one and cautiously spoke, ?-- Great Devourer... you have shown me awesome power, no doubt, and offered revenge, only a fool would refuse that gift, however--?


Quickly the former Air Commander raised his servos, ?I do not question you Might Chaos Bringer, just... why must I travel to that light? Also how? I cannot move very far from my remains, even now after practice. If you can speak to me, projecting your magnificent presence, could you not do the same in granting my vengeance??

???????So you need me.?
The PAIN returned, more intense than ever. Unicron's anger shook the very foundation of what was left of his being.

??????Even through the PAIN, Starscream's anger flared, ?GALVATRON!?
The PAIN ended.


???????Oh. You're good.? Starscream admitted.


???????As you say. I can't refuse.? Starscream grinned, ?As you wish, Master.?

The feedback came again, filling Starscream's essence. The PAIN was absent this time, as was the angry red and all consuming aura. In its place was an emerald green light and he could feel the power growing with-in
= = = =

???????Accursed Spark!? The grating voice of the Scribe hissed at him through the speakers of his machine, proving two things to Mindwipe: first was that his machine worked; he could communicate with a disembodied Spark that was placed into it; two, it told him just how much he wanted to continue onto phase two just so he could silence the Scribe.
???????When your Spark leaves your mortal chassis and passes between that tumultuous energy that is the veil separating this world and the next, with the only proof of life being barely enough carbon powder to springer over a plate of sliced sprockets as seasoning, I will be waiting for you. I will be waiting for you and with all the power I can muster I will drag your essence down, down into the cold, into the pain of The Pit! You think PAIN is fire? That The Pit is flame so hot that your Spark melts like a slagging pool?? the Scribe laughed, ?Mortal fears! The Pit is the antithesis of the Allspark. There is naught but fear and pain and coldness in The Pit, naught but those who willingly turned from Primus' optic are said to deserve. I am loyal to the Devourer, doing his work to spread entropy and death in s--?
???????The only thing you're doing is giving me a rather piercing ache to the processor.? Mindwipe hissed in consternation, ?I can feel it at the base of my cranium where it meets my structural support rod.?
???????A small consolation.? The Scribe snarlingly shot back, ?Know that if I am released from here and I am able to return to my frame I will find you and tear -your- Spark from your chassis and keep -you- around in a jar of preserving fuels for amusement!?

??????Mindwipe made a derisive sort of growl under his breath as he jot down something into his datapad journal, ?-- a simple switch from plus to minus, and minus to plus. This switching of polarity seems to have overcome my last hurdle. Soon I think, soon I will be able to pierce that bubble between realms and summon forth the Spark of Megatron. My research into the Angles of Disillusion proved not to be a dead end, the collection of dark formulae has become most useful in the adjusting and tweaking of the various antennae arrays. Our built in sensors can scan for energy signatures yes, but Sparks, they are on a completely different frequency that our scanners can only begin to pick up. This is why my previous experiments failed, I was using equipment and antenna better suited for life Sparks. I came close with the Medical Bay's Spark monitor, tweaking it and connecting it with my similarly adjusted hyperspace communications array... which reminds me, I need to remember to set my Space Cube to record ?Forever Knight?, the next old broadcast wave should be reaching Cybertron with-in the solar cycle.?
??????Mindwipe stood to do just that, as it was in the fore-front of his processor, not worried about the Scribe or his Spark because of the stasis field around it patterned after the high security internment system found in prisons. Once his recorder was set, he would call his two colleagues and tell them of his advancements, then the three of them would search and scan for Megatron's spark. After securing it, he and his two colleagues then planned to approach Soundwave.
No longer would they laugh at him, he would deliver back to the Decepticons their leader and they, the Chaos Trinity, would be rewarded.
= = = =

??????Frenzy carefully walked up to Soundwave, who was going over his schematics. The lager transformer reached a hand down to idly rub the head of Ravage as the panther lazily relaxed in his lap.
???????I have the information you wanted.? said the cassette-bot, not afraid though still not wanting to interrupt if, by some miracle, Soundwave was taking a brief moment to relax.
???????Thanks: Given.? came the drone as he held out a hand for the data. He stopped, looking at his minion, ?Hesitation: Sensed, Frenzy.?
???????Sorry Soundwave. I, t-that is, we was wonderin' why you're keeping the cycloptic alive, ain't he a rival??
???????Correct. Shockwave is a rival, however every Decepticon is needed.? The larger bot explained, ?Recall: Shockwave was in charge of Cybertron in our 4 million years stasis lock. Access would be given to files and programs other Decepticons would not.?
???????So we're usin' 'im.?
Ravage growled, squirming in Soundwave's lap and bat at his servo before stretching himself out. Calmly, the master interrogator gave his stealth master a 'tummy scritch'.
???????Usefulness: Soon at an End.?

I feel angry at myself that I let almost another month go by in between posting part 1 of this fic and part 2 of this.

Apologies to my readers

Edited by Strike, 28 September 2009 - 02:42 AM.

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#38 Freddycon

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 05:06 AM

If this is what you've come up with in the month that we waited, I'd say it was time well spent! :-D

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 06:19 PM

Seconded. This is fast becoming an ever more interesting G1 continuation. Soundwave, Shockewave, Unicron, Starsream, the Chaos Trinity! Can't wait for the next instalment.

Nice work indeed Strike.

(hey I got your name right this time. hehe, Strike, not Strika.)

TF:AU. GSO approves, and enjoys.



#40 Strike

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 06:23 PM


I am very happy both you and Freddycon enjoy this. I am honored by your praise in saying "This is fast becoming an ever more interesting G1 continuation"

I can only hope I continue to wow and keep the hook that keeps you reading no matter where I take the fic
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