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@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 January 2018 - 01:34 AM)

The judge obviously had a more material motive than the one he claimed, there need to be some serious investigation of that case.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 05:04 PM)

The reason is even worse. :(

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 04:34 PM)

That moron is a shame to his profession.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 09:34 AM)

I just think a Judge going on and Jury Tampering, trying to make the Jury think a sex taffiker is innocent is sickening. *won't say why he did that as that goes in P&R*

@  Sabrblade : (20 January 2018 - 09:21 AM)

Heh, the schedules for my work weeks begin with Saturday

@  wonko the sane? : (20 January 2018 - 07:01 AM)

Thing about the US is... you can say that any time you want as much as you want. You're still going to get shot, but it might not be because you said that though.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 January 2018 - 02:20 AM)

You just did.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 January 2018 - 02:18 AM)

Can I just say that right now... I hate the USA?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (20 January 2018 - 01:34 AM)

There are languages where the days are named for numbers and Sunday is "one". Like Arabic.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2018 - 01:31 AM)

Isn't it sort of a religious thing for Sunday to be the start of the week but most people just go with the first day they go to work for the week?

@  unitremover : (20 January 2018 - 01:02 AM)

I feel like I've known plenty of Americans who'd say Monday is the first day of the week.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2018 - 12:57 AM)

Personally Monday will always be the first day of the week for me. The notion that Sunday is somehow the first day of the week seems completely nonsensical to me.

@  Pennpenn : (20 January 2018 - 12:57 AM)

I'm fairly sure it is in Australia, but that tends to get blurred because of US influence.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 12:19 AM)

(It's Sunday here in the U.S.)

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (20 January 2018 - 12:18 AM)

Anyone here live in a country where Monday is considered the first day of the week?

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 January 2018 - 08:40 PM)

Maybe?

@  Patchouli Kn... : (19 January 2018 - 08:38 PM)

But do they search barf?

@  BlackMax : (19 January 2018 - 08:38 PM)

Under water, the fish don't stink.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (19 January 2018 - 07:42 PM)

I read that at first as "Everyone is a fish...."

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 January 2018 - 06:08 PM)

Everyone has a fetish, I guess.

@  BlackMax : (19 January 2018 - 05:56 PM)

I parsed it as "search barf" at first.

@  Nevermore : (19 January 2018 - 05:05 PM)

Robowang nude hiden cam photos

@  Robowang : (19 January 2018 - 02:54 PM)

Oh, hey, that's not the search bar! Whoops.

@  Robowang : (19 January 2018 - 12:48 PM)

reflector camera mode

@  MEDdMI : (19 January 2018 - 12:14 PM)

But did you get a Snowbombcyclopsragnarokdoomstorm like the US NE got last week?

@  Nevermore : (19 January 2018 - 11:40 AM)

Netherlands? We got one hell of a storm here in Germany the other day too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 January 2018 - 01:59 AM)

When that happens in Cocoa Beach there's always someone getting out their surfboard.

@  CORVUS : (19 January 2018 - 12:04 AM)

Damn!

@  Telly : (18 January 2018 - 10:29 PM)

holy hug

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

Goddamn look what happened to the Dutch this week.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 January 2018 - 06:27 PM)

https://twitter.com/dwnews/status/954066379610628097

@  Locoman : (18 January 2018 - 03:43 PM)

To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand brick and mortar.

@  siccoyote : (18 January 2018 - 04:31 AM)

Who sings the first part of the GIJoe The Movie theme song? (Cobra) Sounds so familiar.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:46 PM)

Also true.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 10:40 PM)

I hate brick and mortar stores around here.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:38 PM)

But I like the feel of the brick and mortar search a bit more. And I can see inside packages at brick and mortar. True, Amazon has a good return policy, but I like buying once and settling.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 10:37 PM)

I suppose I could save more if I bought more often from Amazon.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 10:36 PM)

Closest I got to "free" was 30% off warpath, which just about lined him up to the canadian price had he ever shown up around me. The pile of loot saved me a pile, but it was still pricy.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:34 PM)

Yeah, I purposefully waited on them because I knew they'd be perfect "add onto orders to get free shipping" fodder. Already gotten two that way. Technically "free" and I barely had to wait.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (17 January 2018 - 09:21 PM)

That's how I feel about Prime Masters. Getting back into collecting last year taught me to be patient, which grants rewards most of the time.

@  Shrug : (17 January 2018 - 09:18 PM)

I want Starscream so hard after seeing him in person, but since he's the one being left behind by every other collector in my area, I feel like I can wait for a sale.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:09 PM)

I mean: I maybe woulda jumped on starscream if I found a sale or something, but it wasn't a priority.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 09:08 PM)

I only wanted the dinobots (cause... volcanicus.) but got saddled with three I didn't want due to the bundling. I'd still be waiting to order if I had waited on individual figures.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 08:27 PM)

Ahh.. I just ordered the whole case cause I wanted too. :)

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 06:49 PM)

Mostly PotP dinobots. Plus some stuff I couldn't opt out of to get those dinobots. And CW warpath... cause he was on sale.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 04:54 PM)

What ya getting?

@  wonko the sane? : (17 January 2018 - 04:38 PM)

Yay! My package from BBTS is in canada! I might even get it this week!

@  Benbot : (17 January 2018 - 02:04 PM)

I need a laptop more than a new desktop

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (17 January 2018 - 01:18 PM)

Buying a pre-built computer you should be okay.. It's just the individual parts that jumped huge in price.

@  Paladin : (17 January 2018 - 01:14 PM)

well all the idiots who invested in "bitcoin" will be selling theirs en masse to make ends meet so you might be able to find something cheap if you watch auctions.


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#1 lonegamer8

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 02:46 AM

Bumblebee #4 out Wednesday, March 10, 2010.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 12:51 PM

QUOTE(lonegamer8 @ Mar 10 2010, 02:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bumblebee #4 out Wednesday, March 10, 2010.


And not a bad end to the series. Can't say it was among IDW's best entries, but it wasn't a bad one.

I wonder how the end will effect the ongoing...


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Posted 10 March 2010 - 03:10 PM

QUOTE(Echowarrior @ Mar 10 2010, 01:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(lonegamer8 @ Mar 10 2010, 02:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bumblebee #4 out Wednesday, March 10, 2010.

I wonder how the end will effect the ongoing...


Probably not at all, considering their track record of late with design consistency.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 07:54 PM

I hope Skywarp's okay and comes back.

After all, Thundercracker was completely wrecked. Maybe Skywarp teleported out (unless he couldn't, I only skimmed it, I didn't read the whole thing).

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 07:59 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Mar 10 2010, 07:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I hope Skywarp's okay and comes back.

After all, Thundercracker was completely wrecked. Maybe Skywarp teleported out (unless he couldn't, I only skimmed it, I didn't read the whole thing).


My understanding is that Skywarp is merely severely damaged by the control board going all explodey - odds are he's in Skywatch custody for the time being. Severely damaged, but otherwise more than capable of coming back in the future.




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Posted 10 March 2010 - 08:02 PM

In a comic universe where body models are explicitly allowed to change randomly between each artist and comic, the big payoff and lasting consequence of this limited series...is a new body model for Bumblebee.

Huh.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 08:56 PM

QUOTE(Xaaron @ Mar 10 2010, 08:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
In a comic universe where body models are explicitly allowed to change randomly between each artist and comic, the big payoff and lasting consequence of this limited series...is a new body model for Bumblebee.

Huh.


One that appears to be modeled after Movieverse 'Bee, however. Not sure if that's a good thing, but hey, why not?


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Posted 10 March 2010 - 09:43 PM

It does resemble the Camaro, but the actual robot bits don't look like it. I really don't like the design of the robot much either.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:02 PM

Bumblebee getting a new body is a major plot point. After he got a new body for literally no reason at the start of the series. So bloody stupid.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:31 PM

Pretty good - I think this might have worked better as three issues. The main climax of the story built much on Bumblebee's relationship with the little girl, which was only introduced so late as #3. So the whole thing about Blurr just feels like the comic was jumping through a hoop to show how tight the continuity is with Blur being chased off at the end of one issue in the ongoing and showing up on the run in this series - although off the top of my head I can't think of a better way to structure it, and I'm fairly sure that Bumblebee (Goldbug) will work better reading it in one piece. Eagerly anticipating Prowl.
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 11:08 AM

I liked the issue a lot. It was no Wreckers, but I thought it was a very good story about Bumblebee, with some satisfying payoffs.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 12:34 PM

Agreed - I honestly didn't think it was a bad issue.

I hate the fact though that suddenly, in a miniseries where the designs have already varied drastically from the ongoing (especially in Bumblebee and Blurr's cases), suddenly a new design is a plot point.

I don't mind Chee's STYLE at all, and I do like the style. But I hate the design inconsistencies, ESPECIALLY when we're then expected to accept a new design that's being carried over to the ongoing.

I wish we'd seen Chee's versions of Don's designs rather than G1 animation models.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 06:06 PM

Thought I would mention that Schmidt has copped to the Blurr thing being a genuine mistake:

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And to be fair, when talking about the design versus artistic license (and please feel free to continue if you like) the Blur alt mode discrepancy was, point blank, something I missed. Had I caught it, I would have changed it. So, while that does exist in print, it's not an example that accurately depicts our intentions. And I do apologize for missing it. I am only human after all.


This at least makes me feel better than thinking it was something they were cool with. I don't particularly mind the redrawing of Bumblebee in a different style (It's pretty minor), but the Blurr bit seemed going too far for something the company actually wanted. I'll gladly take an admission of mistake over a concerted direction toward open inconsistency.

He also mentioned that HIGHLIGHT to view:
as of issue 6, Don will be drawing Bumblebee with his new body.

Eh, anyway, I still say he shed his Earth form for the hovercar so he could go faster. Where's my No Prize?

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 06:12 PM

Man, I just assumed that he was going to be rebuilt into Goldbug at the end, and then I remembered IDW had made Goldbug a separate character. Which made little sense at the time, and now REALLY stands out as pointless when THAT would have added a neat touch to the end of this story. But I suppose I can't moan THAT much, as it means... well, he's still Bumblebee.

But yeah, I really quite enjoyed this mini.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 06:34 PM

I actually prefer this, because it's less "Just like it was in G1" to have Goldbug as his own 'bot. (Meanwhile, I like Galvatron, Scourge and Cyclonus to consistently be a trio. It...bothers me when one isn't present, like in Worlds Collide, when Dirge replaced Cyclonus. So it's arbitrary with me, apparently, whether I want them to follow G1 or not.)

(And in IDW's defense, they were originally going to go a more original direction with Scourge, i.e. have him not be in the DU crew, and be the Decepticon Kup instead, but Hasbro nixed it.)

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 06:36 PM

Spotlight: Metroplex came out right around the same time as Coda, which featured the prologue to the Bumblebee series. In hindsight, Goldbug was probably introduced as a separate character for no other reason then to justify why Bumblebee wouldn't take that name and look upon being upgraded.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 07:05 PM

That's kind of a cynical way to look at it, though. icon-fire.gif Or it implies more forethought toward continuity than IDW sometimes shows. Anyhow, you ask me, the more characters, the better (And this is a more believable "Two characters" thing than B'Boom and Apache being separate guys. That was just...hm.) Heck, Bumblebee and Goldbug have more different-looking bot modes than Bumblebee and Hubcap (esp. w. the Su design for Bee...though the brand-new design in this comic also makes him a distinct bot), who have long been separate characters.

Having read the issue, I like that Wheeljack and Ratchet tend to view this new upgrade of 'Bee's as a mistake, and a sign of his not staying himself, instead of being agog at how cool he looks.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 11:53 PM

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Heck, Bumblebee and Goldbug have more different-looking bot modes


But they have the same head, transformation, and altmode!

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 12:26 AM

Well, yeah, but G1 Bumblebee is rarely depicted with the toy-accurate head that he shares with Goldbug. Plus, I feel that the different transformation of the rear of the car differentiates them by virtue of Goldbug having the back end of the car magically turn into a rectangle behind his head. Also, Goldbug had a much more rectangular character model, with sharper edges (For instance in the shape of the shoulders and in the torso), Bumblebee a more rounded and basic one. I dunno...I know that Hubcap is a different guy than Bumblebee, who happens to share the same transformation, but I can't help but feel like he's Bumblebee with an orange face and a slightly different chest and head design.

Round vs. boxy:
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(Geez, G1 Bee needs to lay off the ro-nuts....)

Also, in the current comics, Bumblebee tends to have the hood on his chest, door wings, etc. (I consider the Bumblebee pictured in this series up till just before the end of issue 4 to be sort of an aberration, i.e. he didn't really look like that but for artist's interpretation. I mean, even Ratchet in this mini was an interpretation of Su's design, as Don's versions often tend to be, so drawing the Bee G1-style was just a little odd.). Whereas Goldbug is a teched-up version of his original character model with a Cybertronian alt mode.

Then again, I always preferred Goldbug. Apparently I was the type of kid Hasbro was looking for. Hey, Prime's dead! Aw...wow, Rodimus! Awesome!

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 08:58 AM

I enjoyed this issue, it was a satisfacotry, and bittersweet ending to the mini series.

Bumblebee better watch out though, you never know when Ratchet may decide to rebuild him back into his old body! icon-arcee.gif

Edited by Monocle, 12 March 2010 - 08:58 AM.