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@  LBD "Nyt... : (27 April 2017 - 05:31 AM)

*pops in* "Hm, I wonder where the conversation has gone since last night..." *reads* "...huh. I did not see any of that coming."

@  MEDdMI : (27 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

*apart!

@  MEDdMI : (27 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

This board has provided me with the only RP campaign that didn't fall a

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 April 2017 - 05:17 AM)

So what? We're disciples of Primus and they're disciples of Unicron?

@  lastmaximal : (27 April 2017 - 04:26 AM)

I'm really not surprised.

@  Nevermore : (27 April 2017 - 04:16 AM)

Well, the users over on TFW in return accuse the Allspark of being an elitist clique that ostracizes everyone who doesn't act like they do (i.e. civil), whereas TFW is more welcoming to everyone regardless of their views.

@  Pennpenn : (27 April 2017 - 03:23 AM)

Hard G. I don't give a solitary shit what the creators call it, the first word in the acronym is "Graphical". I have no idea why they'd think any sane human could, would, or should pronounce it any other way.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 April 2017 - 03:13 AM)

I acknowledge what the creators say, but whether I remember to use their pronunciation or not is hit or miss. Heck, I think I usually think of it in my head as "gee-i-ef", in parallel to "JPG" and "PNG".

@  Waspinator : (27 April 2017 - 02:50 AM)

Let's heat things up: what are everyone's opinions on how GIF should be pronounced?

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 11:11 PM)

But I will say that a lot of fandom forums are generally more tolerable nowadays because most belligerent types stick to Facebook groups

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 11:09 PM)

I do like their hard no-politics rule. Now that I do the occasional freelance writing for some local politics and I like zero percent of it my hobby space now. But holy cow, do they replace it with neck beard drama.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 10:30 PM)

like Noideaforaname I posted on TFW for a while. I came here after I got harassed for daring to suggest that Play With This Too was run by unoriginal hacks, and yeah. This place so much more preferable.

@  Nutjob R/T : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 PM)

And you're turning us on

@  Nutjob R/T : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 PM)

The terrible secret of the Allspark: We all have this twisted fetish for rational thought processes

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:13 PM)

Not everyone likes everything, and people aren't blind to shortfalls or annoyances resulting from constraints of how the brand is handled. We make many a joke out of these things. But it's a rare thing when entitlement replaces logic on here, where that seems to be poster raison d'etre everywhere else.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:11 PM)

It's utterly weird how these here boards seem so impervious an oasis when it comes to that depth of idiocy. Worshipping 3p and demanding the official companies "step it up" and stop being so lazy? Insisting the movies be done THEIR way, crapping on every single thing revealed about the films or toyline, then whining that they can't find (insert hot movie to here) or the official release of a movie figure doesn't capture the look in the film they hated? Etc

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:09 PM)

It's not even a "brand pissing contest" or "board loyalty" thing, not least due to the fact that those don't really even happen here all that much. I'm just happy to be with levelheaded people who've outgrown the usual fan dumb tropes. You can have a civilized conversation here and people don't shit on things only to hide behind "but but but to each their own right?" when their myopic BS is challenged.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:07 PM)

With each time nonsense like this flares up on tfw or on local discussion venues (and it does quite a bit) I'm just reminded of why I've essentially been allspark bound for the last... Fifteen or so years.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 10:07 PM)

On the plus side, tho, TFW has "appreciation threads" for practically everything, even stuff like Kre-O and PCC. And their toy database is quite handy.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 10:03 PM)

I've been happily posting on TFW for years. Then, after being *here* for a few months, I look back and wonder how the hell I even bothered with it. I mean, my ignore list had hundreds of people on it. Literally HUNDREDS of ignored people. I even showed off said gargantuan list once (with a small thumbnail that you couldn't read any of the names on, mind you). That... that really should have been a warning sign, I suppose...

@  WorkbenchManiac : (26 April 2017 - 08:03 PM)

Thanks, I enjoyed reading the nerdrage. I should hang out over there more often.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 07:07 PM)

I mean, Reveal Your Shield. That gets complained about too.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 07:04 PM)

One of the reveal the shield news threads at TFW has movie fans and G1 fans arguing over who has it worse

@  WorkbenchManiac : (26 April 2017 - 06:49 PM)

You got me awfully curious. What thread ware we talking about?

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:17 PM)

That was a quality read. Both sides of that thread's argument went pretty crazy.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 02:11 PM)

"When Beast Wars made Optimus a monkey nobody complained" ~ someone desperate for a 'gotcha'

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:05 PM)

I want to find the rock they've been under that there isn't constantly complaining about something.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:04 PM)

For the lack if a better word, it baffles me when someone starts a discussion somewhere that's like "Does anyone else not like the movies?"

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 12:13 PM)

Careful, it might have something to say about that.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 12:13 PM)

I'm gonna have to check your opinion out real good to make sure.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 11:55 AM)

Oppinions are like assholes. Everyone has one, but mine is better so shut up.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 11:08 AM)

To clarify on point 1 since I was typing early in the morning again, "you must hate exactly what I hate" and "you msut like exactly what I like" aren't actually the same statement but they're the same thought process which is "my opinions are objective facts." If you see someone espousing one, they're probably thinking the other, too.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:57 AM)

... what.

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 AM)

Andrusi, I imagine to some people online, there isn't that much of a world of difference, at least going by the venom they post; although not at RiD specifically.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 08:55 AM)

The scale of liking and hating is an interval one so you can not like something but not hate it. Pretty sure there's apathy and dislike in between there at least.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 08:07 AM)

And humans are perfectly capable of hating things in unison while being divided on liking.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:34 AM)

On the other hand, there's a world of difference between "I hate RID" and "I hate Nazis."

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:27 AM)

On one hand, "hating what I hate" IS "liking what I like." One of those cultures can't be worse than the other because they're literally the same culture.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:26 AM)

I think that comparison is both an oversimplification AND a meaningless distinction.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 07:16 AM)

That's the internet effect. Distance and anonimity make for easy and consequence-less extremism.

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2017 - 06:58 AM)

I think the aggressive "How dare you not hate exactly what I hate" culture online is worse than the aggressive "How dare you not like exactly what I like" culture.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 06:19 AM)

And now that song/scene and its many many parodies are running through my head.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 06:18 AM)

Patrick Swayze didnt!

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:58 AM)

lol. As long as they knock first.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

Or as ghosts. I guess ghosts would be acceptable.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

For now, I'd just find some small comfort in knowing those who have passed actually are in some sort of better place.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:56 AM)

I'd find comfort in knowing that one way or another, that suffering would eventually end and a new, potentially happier beginning awaits.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:54 AM)

@LBD At the same time, I can't imagine wanting to stay in even a happy afterlife when fleshies are still suffering.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:49 AM)

Celebrating and welcoming death just gives them more ideological hoops to justify killing others. So yeah, no thanks.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:48 AM)

The idea of death doesn't bother me so much as no longer existing.


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#1 Ms Virion

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 09:30 PM

And we're all embarrassed by them, but sometimes it feels good to laugh about them with friends, right?

I'll start.

I legitimately and honestly love watching Bibleman. It hits all the right points of campiness for me to get me laughing like a moron.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 09:38 PM

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 09:39 PM

QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Jan 13 2012, 09:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 09:41 PM

I love "bad" cinema.

80s Italian B-movies, cheesy action flicks, the occasional video game movie, badly dubbed kung fu, RoboCop 2...

I like RoboCop 2! It's not great but it has some really interesting concepts in it that keep it from being unwatchable.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 10:01 PM

katie perry.......Shrug.....and Road house, because its Road house.


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Posted 13 January 2012 - 10:02 PM

I like Batman & Robin....

Seriously, its so over the top and goofy that it brings a smile to my face every time. Its like watching an episode of the Adam West show with a much larger budget.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 10:08 PM

QUOTE(Automan2000 @ Jan 13 2012, 10:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like Batman & Robin....

Seriously, its so over the top and goofy that it brings a smile to my face every time. Its like watching an episode of the Adam West show with a much larger budget.


You know, I'd never thought about it in this light, but it fits. Especially with how completely ineffectual the police are.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 10:29 PM

Ponies, obviously.

But other things I feel guilty about and wouldn't really advertise? I a lot of the childish stuff I eat.

Milk and cookies. Root beer floats.

I feel silly as a grown man eating those things, but they taste so good...

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 10:35 PM

The Room.

Also, I love ironic covers. Like this one:


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Posted 13 January 2012 - 10:40 PM



Wizards of Waverly Place.

Pretty Little Liars.

I guess I'm a 14 year old girl.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 10:42 PM

Listening to really awful 90s music. specifically 90s dance music while driving.

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 11:57 PM

Mine are that I am a fan of Jar Jar Binks, he was the highlight of episode 1 for me.

Also as I admitted to someone recently, I have to say I enjoy ROTF a lot more then I enjoyed DotM. And yes I even enjoyed Mudflap and Skids, because I took it as non-city kids trying to imitate being from "da hood".

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 11:59 PM

I like to troll right wing extremist sites.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:15 AM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Jan 14 2012, 03:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pretty Little Liars.


I watched that for a while.
I like that kind of show because it is funny to me how stupid everyone is.

I also watched Degrassi-The Next Generation.
Seriously the worst high school ever. Is that really what it is like in Canada?
Again, to me it is a comedy, not a drama. Extremely dramatic silly stuffy like that is funny to me, because it isn't realistic so I can't empathize with the characters.

Also, Desperate Housewives... for the same reasons as above.
I don't know how Mike and Carlos can put up with those women.


Most of these things I started watching because it was free on the internet, and it makes good background noise while you do really boring tasks, like enter in data from experiments etc. You don't really care if you miss a little bit of the show because its just silly, but it is enjoyable because it gives you some interesting background noise, as is funny for reasons not intended by the writers.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 04:00 AM

Most people who interact with me know me as a generally pleasant person. But then after a while they tend to notice what I'm really all about.

Put simply, I'm a huge sadist. Sexual and non. I love teasing people, I love scaring them, and I love being able to change someone's mind and force their courage out of their body and down their legs with a simple smile.

Of course, I'd never hurt a fly. Just, you know, terrify it.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 04:14 AM

QUOTE(Varnon @ Jan 14 2012, 12:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I also watched Degrassi-The Next Generation.
Seriously the worst high school ever. Is that really what it is like in Canada?


Canadian high schools are no worse (though this isn't saying much) than high schools anywhere else, so far as I know. The show is aimed primarily at tweens and teens, though; so of course they're going to make everything more [melo]dramatic than necessary. You need that just to get through their hides.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 04:37 AM

The Ruby-Spears Mega Man cartoon is my favorite piece of Mega Man fiction ever. icon-wildride.gif

Also, I friggin' love Full House.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 04:54 AM

I watch all the Resident Evil films at least once a year.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 07:57 AM

Troma films.


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Posted 14 January 2012 - 08:07 AM

I watch magic Knight Rayearth.
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