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@  Maximus Ambus : (14 July 2020 - 12:25 AM)

Han shot first. Plain and simple.

@  -LittleAutob... : (13 July 2020 - 06:21 PM)

\(-_-)

@  Bass X0 : (13 July 2020 - 05:26 PM)

"Here's a little---whatever. A little thing. A disclosure. An insight. Revisionism---I've always been fascinated by it. By the idea of a writer going back and altering things. Make no mistake: an edit is a profoundly aggressive act. As Froid once said, we grieve for the murdered word. If you want to get the measure of an author, don't look at what they've left on the page.... look at what they've taken away." -- Rung (MTMTE #28)

@  Verno : (11 July 2020 - 11:20 PM)

2021: :idea :rolleyes :p :D

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:20 PM)

Perfection. :thumbsup

@  Patch : (11 July 2020 - 06:17 PM)

My plans:  :hmm  2020:  :)

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Our plans for 2020 were as amazing as Optimus Prime. But then 2020 came like Hot Rod.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 05:50 PM)

Indeed....

@  Bass X0 : (11 July 2020 - 05:40 PM)

"He who dies with the most toys wins."

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:11 PM)

Hey you, get moving, it's not too far, you're looking good so come as you are. Hey you, you never know what you'll see, when it's through that door with the 73.

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:10 PM)

Hey you, get ready, get on your feet. Get into gear and hit the street.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 12:46 PM)

I recall number 73 (old british show) discussing the Transformers movie and had the presenters trying to transform a few figures, one argued his deflated beach ball was a Transformer too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)

WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOARRGH

@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Okay?

@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.


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#21 (Deactivated) Smitty

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:10 AM

QUOTE(Database @ Jan 28 2013, 11:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Smitty @ Jan 28 2013, 10:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's funny how we can be all for secince and progress until it gets in the way of nostalgia.


I'm all for science until it makes things look bad parody out of Mad Magazine. I haven't ever seen any art of feathered dinos that makes the idea look respectable.

*facepalm*

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:14 PM

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*It's come to a point where I can't take the non-feathered dinos seriously any more. They look like stretched lizards rather than effective predators.


Compared to the stretched out Chickens they look like now? Yeah, that looks SO much more effective. icon-primal.gif

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:01 PM

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Compared to the stretched out Chickens they look like now? Yeah, that looks SO much more effective.

Does it really matter? There's the actual animal, and then there's something that's effectively a mythical creature. And your Velociraptor spielbergensis isn't just outdated, but literally something that Spielberg made up. No one thought of them as man-sized instead of turkey-sized or gave them wide, lizardy skulls until Jurassic Park. (Also amusingly known before the movie: Velociraptor couldn't twist its wrist, making it biologically incapable of opening doors.)

If you're going to be retro, though, go far enough that folks can tell you're doing it on purpose.


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Edited by Copper Bezel, 29 January 2013 - 03:02 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:11 PM

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Let's not let the discussion range too far off-topic here. You've all done well thus far redirecting, I'd hate to see it drift into discussion about dino-aesthetics vs. Weremole's great art.

Any chance of getting those posts moved into GD - or possibly P&R? = )

On topic, I agree with TriBlurr - I was seeing Bulkhead in Scorponok. Is that intentional? Waspinator as a possibly ADHD kid seems like fun, also. = )

Edited by Copper Bezel, 30 January 2013 - 11:12 PM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:47 PM

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Speaking for myself here, I'm just more.....nostalgic for the more reptilian Dinosaur designs. I recognize and accept that current research and discovery points to many species having feathers. I just prefer the the old reptile look for asthetics reasons.


Exactly. While I appreciate the scientific accuracy here, could you imagine Godzilla with feathers?

-SS (*shudder*)

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:02 PM



QUOTE(StarSaber @ Feb 16 2013, 10:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Exactly. While I appreciate the scientific accuracy here, could you imagine Godzilla with feathers?


We don't have to!

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The answer is "it would be pretty bad ass."

Edited by Walky, 16 February 2013 - 11:10 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:49 AM

I just want to point out on behalf of science that the current leading theory is that tyrannosaurs only sported small filamentous feathers as infants, which were shed off as the animals grew to adulthood, and adult t-rexes were as big and scaly as Jurassic Park made them out to be.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:02 AM

QUOTE(Detour @ Feb 17 2013, 12:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just want to point out on behalf of science that the current leading theory is that tyrannosaurs only sported small filamentous feathers as infants, which were shed off as the animals grew to adulthood, and adult t-rexes were as big and scaly as Jurassic Park made them out to be.


I want to point out that recently the remains of an ancestor of Tyrannosaurus was found with feathers. An adult ancestor. And so it's extremely likely that Tyrannosaurus did, too. The only reason to believe he didn't previously was that no large animal like him had been discovered with feathers in adulthood, but now there has.

http://www.wired.com...huali-feathers/

#29 Tyranno

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:48 AM

I don't see how feathers = chickens.

You know what else has feathers? Eagles. Hawks. Cassowaries. Terror birds.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:59 AM

And seagulls are friggin' jerks.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:09 AM

we need a predacon seagull.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:11 AM

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we need a predacon seagull.


I found a Sea Gull Transformer, not sure on the affiliation. Admittedly, its third party. icon-hotrod.gif

Edited by Kevin S, 17 February 2013 - 06:14 AM.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:52 PM

Have at it.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:03 PM

anyway in like two weeks one of my comics talks about this and i just want you all to know i wrote it before this thread happened

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:16 PM

As far as I'm concerned, Jurassic Park was the pinnacle of Dinosaur Awesomeness, and it's just gone downhill from there.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:33 PM

QUOTE(TM2 Dinobot @ Jan 28 2013, 02:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Eh, I don't find the leathery skin look there all that terrifying either.

QUOTE(StarSaber @ Feb 16 2013, 11:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(TriBlurr @ Jan 28 2013, 01:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Speaking for myself here, I'm just more.....nostalgic for the more reptilian Dinosaur designs. I recognize and accept that current research and discovery points to many species having feathers. I just prefer the the old reptile look for asthetics reasons.


Exactly. While I appreciate the scientific accuracy here, could you imagine Godzilla with feathers?

-SS (*shudder*)


a) Godzilla is not an actual animal

b) I'm pretty sure the original movie (by that I mean the original original. I'm not really sure about the version starring Raymond Burr) called him an aquatic reptile.

edit: This article here mentions that Prof Yamane in the movie theorized him to be some hybrid of land and sea reptile that lived in ocean trenches. Not really a theropod dinosaur.

edit again: The Heisei films did have a Godzilla that started out as a dinosaur (Godzillasaurus), but that was a fictional species/genus.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:56 PM

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This makes me think of chickens for some reason.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:10 PM

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QUOTE(Walky @ Feb 16 2013, 11:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

This makes me think of chickens for some reason.


It makes me think of the Cuckoos from Zelda, seeing them flap in panic when you pick them up and carry them over your head. Surely that is the epitome of terrifying...

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:35 PM

Although I'll miss the old scaly dinosaur look, having feathers does mean that they were most likely much more colorful than we previously thought.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:24 PM

I rather like the feathers on carnosaurs. The same with quills on a Triceratops.



Bird feet are weird and terrifying.
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