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@  Pennpenn : (18 October 2017 - 09:04 PM)

It's interesting how life gives you a good thing and then a bad thing. Like, just got my tax return and it was quite robust, and then I found an INCH LONG EARWIG IN MY HEADPHONES. AHHHHH-

@  BlackMax : (18 October 2017 - 05:50 PM)

I'm not completely sure what I missed but I think I love it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 04:20 PM)

The S is for Sucks!

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2017 - 03:49 PM)

And the thatch-roofed cottagggggggggggges!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 03:30 PM)

BURN! BURN TO THE GRBURN! BURN TO THBURN! BURN TO THE GROUND!

@  Waspinator : (18 October 2017 - 03:06 PM)

Infinity Big Bang Storm! Burn in the everlasting hellfire of creation! Be utterly annihilated, down to the very last scrap of D N A!

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 02:57 PM)

YES, MY QUEEN!

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (18 October 2017 - 02:37 PM)

BUUUUURN! FOR THE ROYALTY!

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 October 2017 - 02:25 PM)

BUUUUUUUUUUUURN, BABY BURN! DISCO INFERNO!

@  Agamus : (18 October 2017 - 01:55 PM)

LETS BERNNNN RRRRUBBER!!!!

@  Arazyr : (18 October 2017 - 01:12 PM)

No, thanks. I'll leave that to his wife. :p

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (18 October 2017 - 01:08 PM)

FEEL THE BERNNNNNN!!!!!

@  Nevermore : (18 October 2017 - 11:52 AM)

BERNIEEEEEEEE...

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 10:47 AM)

I'm not saying they're the same. They're clearly not. But members of both parties do receive large sums of money from telecom companies. When it comes to net neutrality, the issue isn't solely bipartisan so much as it's Old Politicians that don't understand technology.  Republicans do seem intent on making it worse intentionally though.

@  Paladin : (18 October 2017 - 10:40 AM)

anyone who still says "they're both the same!" after the past 10 months is WILLFULLY ignorant.

@  unluckiness : (18 October 2017 - 10:22 AM)

I'm not American. Should I do something about it or just ignore it.

@  Shrug : (18 October 2017 - 08:48 AM)

I doubt we'd have a chance with Hillary either. Didn't she get like 100k from Comcast? Both parties are pretty dang corrupt. If only Bernie...

@  2017 : (17 October 2017 - 05:56 PM)

It scared me!

@  Kalidor : (17 October 2017 - 05:42 PM)

Yes - here is more information - https://www.battleforthenet.com/

@  Darth Gonzo : (17 October 2017 - 05:36 PM)

Hello?

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:39 PM)

Yeah, it's the Allspark.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 October 2017 - 04:35 PM)

Okay, so it is the allspark doing it, and not some piece of malware I need to run a system scan over, that's basically all I wanted to know.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:34 PM)

If, say, Hillary or Bernie was president, we'd have a chance, but with the current administration... We're pretty much hugged.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:32 PM)

I don't know why we're even bothering; there's no way in hell a GOP-controlled congress would listen to common proles like us.

@  Evac : (17 October 2017 - 04:32 PM)

Yeah, so did I.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 October 2017 - 04:19 PM)

Okay, so I just got a pop up telling me I need to call congress about the FCC killing net neutrality. Anyone else get that?

@  Dracula : (17 October 2017 - 09:45 AM)

I'd probably use a primer coat on either of them.

@  unluckiness : (17 October 2017 - 07:21 AM)

Wonder if Overboard or Crashbash would be easier to paint over. Generally dark colors are harder but then again, screaming fuschia seems like it'd be difficult to cover too.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2017 - 02:46 PM)

Damn, the shoutbox won't accept those characters. I mean "open-mid back unrounded vowel" on Wikipedia.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2017 - 02:46 PM)

Λ

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (16 October 2017 - 02:45 PM)

@Bass X0 Ha, I think some Asian accents of English, that mispronunciation would be considered standard, as those accents lack [ʌ].

@  MEDdMI : (16 October 2017 - 12:08 PM)

She's the last thing you hear before your doom.

@  Noideaforaname : (15 October 2017 - 07:34 PM)

The cat can talk?!

@  MEDdMI : (15 October 2017 - 06:30 PM)

TMM's first cat was Cookie b/c that's the first word he said when he saw her

@  Bass X0 : (15 October 2017 - 05:34 PM)

Reminds me of when my nephew was one year old and my sister got him a puppy. He couldn't say puppy properly and it sounded like poppy, so Poppy is what they called her.

@  Arazyr : (15 October 2017 - 02:36 PM)

Yeah. I thought it had some interesting informational articles too.

@  Bass X0 : (15 October 2017 - 01:59 PM)

does anyone else miss the ToyFare magazine? I just read it for the pictures and jokes rather than using it as a serious guide for buying and selling toys.

@  Arazyr : (15 October 2017 - 09:21 AM)

Uncle Bobby Peach, baby! Uncle Bobby Peach!

@  Arazyr : (15 October 2017 - 09:21 AM)

Last night, playing Mario Kart with my daughter, I misread Baby Peach as "Bobby Peach".

@  Onyxstrike : (15 October 2017 - 09:03 AM)

Yeah, I might've forgotten that the Beast is pretty much just a mindless killing machine. That's pretty much what I get for going off of the TFWiki summaries without having actually read any of it.

@  tffan01 : (15 October 2017 - 08:34 AM)

@Onyxstrike Well, to be fair, the quality of the story aside, Beast Within illustrates the fact that Dinobots are feral in nature, with what would happen if they actually lost control. That's a character flaw in a way, correct? 

@  2017 : (15 October 2017 - 08:21 AM)

Send me a PM if you need help getting to the true ending, also.

@  Strafe : (15 October 2017 - 08:15 AM)

Thinking about quirky robots occupies 30% of my brain's daily processing power. I can't remember birthdays and I never know where my phone is, but it's totally worth it.

@  2017 : (15 October 2017 - 08:03 AM)

Yay, I look forward to your dealings with quirky robots!

@  Strafe : (15 October 2017 - 08:01 AM)

Definitely, I started setting aside funds a month ago for the inevitable Black Friday digital sales in the Playstation and Xbox stores. Going to be ready this year, and that's one of the many games on my list!

@  2017 : (15 October 2017 - 07:30 AM)

Hey Strafe will you ever play Nier: Automata?

@  Onyxstrike : (15 October 2017 - 07:19 AM)

Plus, The Beast Within is overall not a very good story.

@  Onyxstrike : (15 October 2017 - 07:19 AM)

The problem is is that Victory's dreams are meant to prey on the Dinobot's character flaws. For instance, Grimlock downing every Decepticon in his path, but falling for Starscream's begging for mercy schtick, preys on his arrogence. What character flaws does The Beast Within prey on? Nothing. The entire premise of the book was to please the many fans who posed the many hypothetical "What if the Dinobots combined?" scenarios way back when, with a gratuitous death count to boot.

@  Bass X0 : (15 October 2017 - 05:51 AM)

What's wrong with wanting it to be a canon dream sequence?

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 October 2017 - 01:14 PM)

go home bass you are drunk


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#181 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:55 AM

Trying to keep the momentum going we turn towards less "friendly" territory. Hailing from the Fun-Pub Wings universe we get a massive beast of the Decepticon homeland.




It took me a long time to zero in a design for this guy that I liked, but I'm really happy with the finished product. Have a bunch of Gearwulf sketches from working on this, so maybe they'll be next...


-ZacWilliam, feels like the text here was getting a bit fuzzy at the larger size (cant imagine why, didn't do anything different than usual) but I kept the image a bit smaller to try and compensate.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:17 AM

Okay, favorite entry ever right here. Obviously. icon-silverbolt.gif icon-silverbolt.gif

#183 Tindalos

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:46 AM

I love your description of Krystar, and it sounds a fascinating place.

I do kinda wonder about part of the Ice Bear's transformation: Its hind legs, do they combine with the fore-legs to create the arms? Do they just get folded away somewhere? Do they become its bipedal jaws; as a kind of mirror to its quadrupedal jaws, which become the bipedal hind legs?

(Also, the bipedal head makes me think of Lugnut for no apparent reason, kind of neat, even if not intentional.)

#184 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:00 PM

QUOTE(Tindalos @ Oct 30 2012, 11:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I love your description of Krystar, and it sounds a fascinating place.


Thanks. icon-hotrod.gif I wanted to do another entry that reminded me of the Titanium Moosebot, but I didn't want to revisit the exact same environment. Setting it at the opposite pole in Kaon seemed like a good idea. I tried to throw a bit of Russian/Siberia into it since it's Kaon and that's kind of thematically appropriate. Though I admit a good bit of Skyrim bleed through as I was thinking about it as well. I almost wanted to find a way to reference the upcoming "Dovahkinn" Bulkhead remold, but didn't get a chance.

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I do kinda wonder about part of the Ice Bear's transformation: Its hind legs, do they combine with the fore-legs to create the arms? Do they just get folded away somewhere? Do they become its bipedal jaws; as a kind of mirror to its quadrupedal jaws, which become the bipedal hind legs?


The quadruped head becomes the biped legs, yes. The quadruped front paws fold up a bit to make the biped arms. It's a bit untraditional but I actually picture the two hind legs going different place. One opens to form the bipedal head yeah, while the other folds down and inside to make the bipedal forms belly. icon-hotrod.gif

I had a straight on shot of the bipedal mode that probably showed that off more, but I figured the action shot was more interesting visually so went with that instead.


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(Also, the bipedal head makes me think of Lugnut for no apparent reason, kind of neat, even if not intentional.)


That was one of the hardest parts of this design. Coming up with a head that looked right for something called an iron bear but didn't say "metal earth bear". Turns out when you alter the features of a bear it stops looking bear-like real quick. I'm very happy I finally hit something that worked. Now it reminds me of Buford from Phineas and Ferb a little (especially in the shot I didn't use) but Lugnut is even better really. It works with his bearlike size and his Decepticon hardliner personality. I think you've convinced me to mentally make him a Krystarian native by construction.


-ZacWilliam, was originally going to have the Iron Bears be a mechasoccer team but decided Lobbing was more "Soviet Unionish" as sort of a ping pong parallel.

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 30 October 2012 - 12:03 PM.

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#185 Tindalos

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 04:46 PM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Oct 30 2012, 05:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That was one of the hardest parts of this design. Coming up with a head that looked right for something called an iron bear but didn't say "metal earth bear". Turns out when you alter the features of a bear it stops looking bear-like real quick. I'm very happy I finally hit something that worked. Now it reminds me of Buford from Phineas and Ferb a little (especially in the shot I didn't use) but Lugnut is even better really. It works with his bearlike size and his Decepticon hardliner personality. I think you've convinced me to mentally make him a Krystarian native by construction.


-ZacWilliam, was originally going to have the Iron Bears be a mechasoccer team but decided Lobbing was more "Soviet Unionish" as sort of a ping pong parallel.


That works brilliantly, especially with Animated Lugnut's nickname of the Kaon Crusher.


And yeah, I kind of like the idea of Kaon as being a huge winter wasteland, making the settlements and mines blazing forges amongst the super-cooled air, with temperatures tending towards extremes.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:50 AM

Oh they come from the land of the ash and snow, from the midnight sun where the hot forge glows! Hammer of the Gods...
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#187 TriBlurr

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:19 AM

I just wanted to say how much I love this stuff your doing.

Its helped give me some ideas for updating the "pets" I have in my little Beast Wars project.


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#188 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:21 AM

Hey, surprise! icon-hotrod.gif

Thank the Beast Hunter's guide Hasbro released in Asia for this one. Nothing get's me excited to work on more pages than new Mechanimals being added to the franchise.






-ZacWilliam, and thanks to the last issue of the Club Mag there should be at least one more page close behind this one. icon-hotrod.gif
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#189 TriBlurr

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:41 AM

Nice.



#190 Ursa Magnus

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:07 AM

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#191 Tomasemily

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:08 PM

great as usual!

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:19 AM

HEY! YOU'VE MADE ME FORGET HOW AWESOME THESE ARE. YOU MUST REMEDY THIS BY UPDATING MORE OFTEN!


I love the Rusthound's face especially.

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#193 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:03 PM


Thanks everyone. It was really fun to do one of these again.

I've got two or three more pages in various stages of sketching so, depending on how free time breaks down I'm hopefull there should be another page soon. icon-hotrod.gif


-ZacWilliam, what I really need is them too keep name-droping new mechanimals, I've worked through so many of the existing ones by this point.
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