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@  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.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:48 AM)

at the very least, my body will feed the grass which feeds the antelope which feeds the lio- ....wait

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:47 AM)

Yeah, that's kind of the thing.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:47 AM)

Some cultures celebrate/welcome death (of course, those also have some form of afterlife)

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 05:45 AM)

You shouldn't be. What with having absolutely no knowledge or control over it.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:45 AM)

Death is scary, which is why we either spend our lives avoiding the subject or staying up late overthinking it.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:44 AM)

"Never did want to live forever." I'm more bothered about what -- if anything -- is next.


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#1 ZacWilliam1

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:32 PM


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Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:12 PM

Tfw is reporting that a clip from an upcoming episode of Prime was shown.

HIGHLIGHT to view:

Seems to be a flashback episode involving Cliffjumper and Arcee crossing paths with Starscream and.........SHOCKWAVE!!!

Edited by TriBlurr, 28 April 2012 - 08:14 PM.


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#3 Silent_Magnus

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:14 PM

QUOTE(TriBlurr @ Apr 28 2012, 09:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Tfw is reporting that a clip from an upcoming episode of Prime was shown.


HIGHLIGHT to view:
Seems to be a flashback episode involving Cliffjumper and Arcee crossing paths with Starscream and.........SHOCKWAVE!!!

That ties neatly into an idea I had about this week's episode.

Edited by Silent_Magnus, 28 April 2012 - 08:14 PM.



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Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:19 PM

QUOTE(TriBlurr @ Apr 28 2012, 09:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Tfw is reporting that a clip from an upcoming episode of Prime was shown.

HIGHLIGHT to view:

Seems to be a flashback episode involving Cliffjumper and Arcee crossing paths with Starscream and.........SHOCKWAVE!!!

If they don't tweak the models to be pre-Earth, it's just gonna bug the crap out of me for the whole episode.
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:22 PM

QUOTE(Fishbug @ Apr 28 2012, 09:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(TriBlurr @ Apr 28 2012, 09:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Tfw is reporting that a clip from an upcoming episode of Prime was shown.
HIGHLIGHT to view:

Seems to be a flashback episode involving Cliffjumper and Arcee crossing paths with Starscream and.........SHOCKWAVE!!!

If they don't tweak the models to be pre-Earth, it's just gonna bug the crap out of me for the whole episode.

I would prepare to be pretty furiously bugged, then.
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:35 PM

Oh...and Wheeljack won the HOF vote.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:38 PM

QUOTE(TriBlurr @ Apr 28 2012, 09:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh...and Wheeljack won the HOF vote.

This is because I split my voted between two other characters isn't it?
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:44 PM

No one reads the Allspark's tweets aye?

Yes it was Wheeljack who won and HIGHLIGHT to view:
Shockwave was shown in a flash back with Arcee, Cliffjumper, and Starscream

Now off to party.


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Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:45 PM

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No one reads the Allspark's tweets aye?

I do!


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Posted 28 April 2012 - 09:19 PM

I haven't used twitter in months.

I don't especially miss it.
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 09:24 PM

QUOTE(TriBlurr @ Apr 28 2012, 09:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh...and Wheeljack won the HOF vote.


About time we had a non Beast Wars character. Plus, while Hasbro was allowing Beast Wars Megatron, he really was already in the HOF, thanks to rules. Optimus Primal is more of a distinct name alteration, rather than just another Megatron.
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 09:30 PM

Speaking of little things that bug us, I spent every highlight reel obsessing over any absences.

"Why no Animated Grimlock? Where's Animated Arcee and Rodimus? No movie Wheelja--eh, that one I get."
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 09:31 PM

Seems like a bit of a waste: if they're going to continue doing inductees, he would have been a shoo-in for next year. Ah well.
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:21 PM

Wow, what a waste. A character who would have gotten in automatically anyway basically won over a character like BW Megs and Skybyte who now lost their only chance to get in. With the huge G1 fetish Hasbro has these days and all, and past history, Wheeljack would have easily gotten in next year.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 10:52 PM

QUOTE(Monocle @ Apr 28 2012, 08:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow, what a waste. A character who would have gotten in automatically anyway basically won over a character like BW Megs and Skybyte who now lost their only chance to get in. With the huge G1 fetish Hasbro has these days and all, and past history, Wheeljack would have easily gotten in next year.

What do you mean by "lost their only chance"? As long as new inductees are being accepted, everyone (except Erector) has a new chance each year.

Can anyone tell us what songs went with the character videos? And what did Chris Latta's family say when they accepted his award?

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 11:09 PM

QUOTE(Aberration @ Apr 28 2012, 11:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Monocle @ Apr 28 2012, 08:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow, what a waste. A character who would have gotten in automatically anyway basically won over a character like BW Megs and Skybyte who now lost their only chance to get in. With the huge G1 fetish Hasbro has these days and all, and past history, Wheeljack would have easily gotten in next year.

What do you mean by "lost their only chance"? As long as new inductees are being accepted, everyone (except Erector) has a new chance each year.

Can anyone tell us what songs went with the character videos? And what did Chris Latta's family say when they accepted his award?


And tell me, what is the chance of them getting in a fan choice vote again? Not likely, especially choices like poor Skybite.


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Posted 28 April 2012 - 11:15 PM

I still can't quite believe he got a nomination to begin with.
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 11:18 PM

QUOTE(Monocle @ Apr 29 2012, 12:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Aberration @ Apr 28 2012, 11:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Monocle @ Apr 28 2012, 08:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow, what a waste. A character who would have gotten in automatically anyway basically won over a character like BW Megs and Skybyte who now lost their only chance to get in. With the huge G1 fetish Hasbro has these days and all, and past history, Wheeljack would have easily gotten in next year.

What do you mean by "lost their only chance"? As long as new inductees are being accepted, everyone (except Erector) has a new chance each year.

Can anyone tell us what songs went with the character videos? And what did Chris Latta's family say when they accepted his award?


And tell me, what is the chance of them getting in a fan choice vote again? Not likely, especially choices like poor Skybite.

Well, no, not if people don't care enough about him to spell his name correctly.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 11:25 PM

Why even have a Hall of Fame if the legacy characters who lose are auto-inducts the next year? Just seems to encourage people to not vote for them, and make people think that the niche characters are always going to win there.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 11:30 PM


When I voted for Sky-Byte on three different devices every day for two weeks, I figured either he would actually win or it would go to Bwegatron because other people liked that character enough to go through the same rigamarole for his sake.

I'm honestly disappointed now.