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@  Maximus Ambus : (16 December 2019 - 02:13 AM)

Is BWTF down?

@  Nevermore : (15 December 2019 - 04:05 PM)

The music, if you'd even call it that, adds to the creepy atmosphere. Apparently it was recorded using sounds created in a real nuclear power plant of the same type as Chernobyl.

@  Nevermore : (15 December 2019 - 04:04 PM)

In case you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend the HBO mini-series "Chernobyl", which is about, well, you know. It's very intense and not for the faint-heartet. I'd say it's more scary than any horror flick, because (despite some artistic liberties taken with the behavior of some of the characters, and the timeline for some events), it's eerily real.

@  Sabrblade : (15 December 2019 - 10:51 AM)

Hey, at least you baked a cake in the bathroom. Not many can attest to that. :p

@  wonko the sane? : (14 December 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Nope. Forgot entirely, had to make another trip.

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 December 2019 - 04:04 PM)

Well, did you get water?

@  wonko the sane? : (14 December 2019 - 01:56 PM)

Went to the bathroom, shaved, baked a cake... wait, I only got up to get some water...

@  unluckiness : (14 December 2019 - 09:01 AM)

That's a common misconception. You see compared to the first run, it's a new mold.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 December 2019 - 03:27 AM)

Wouldn't that just add packaging authenticity? :D

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 December 2019 - 01:44 AM)

I read a anecdote of someone recently receiving a Glacialord with mold because apparently online stores' warehouses have been sitting on Fansproject products like that for years.

@  Rycochet : (13 December 2019 - 11:56 AM)

Unlike many of his peers, Morton diesn't seem to have gone out of his way to try and take every drug going so he's aged remarkably well.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:39 AM)

Doesn't seem to have been a market for it, which is too bad, because it perfectly does what it sets out to do.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Just opened it and suddenly I'm 9 years old again.

@  Donocropolis : (13 December 2019 - 11:38 AM)

Bought myself Fansproject Glacialord for my birthday during their Black Friday sale.

@  Nevermore : (12 December 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Morten Harket of A-ha might have aged 35 years on the outside, but his voice is still pretty much the same as it was in 1984. That's some great training and exercise for you.

@  wonko the sane? : (12 December 2019 - 06:59 PM)

Depends entirely on how badly you cooked them. What?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Can it raise the dead?

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:33 PM)

Cheddar can do just about anything.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Cream cheese has to be on a bagel or crackers.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:31 PM)

(for example: I like Swiss cheese on sandwiches, but find it merely tolerable by itself)

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 05:30 PM)

I mean are you eating it by itself? With crackers? On a sandwich?

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 December 2019 - 04:48 PM)

I would ask, but I'd rather not know.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 03:38 PM)

With my mouth, usually.

@  RichardT1977 : (12 December 2019 - 08:48 AM)

Depends on how you're eating it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (12 December 2019 - 01:40 AM)

Havarti, without a doubt.

@  Greebtron : (12 December 2019 - 01:28 AM)

Not Don, thanks. I'd like a writer who actually cares enough to do the job properly

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 09:34 PM)

What's your favorite cheese? I'm not sure, but it's hard to beat muenster.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:10 PM)

Man I wish IDW could do a season 2.5 with a few writers like Michael Charles Hill or Donald F Glut or Paul Davids involved.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM)

They were looking for Skids, but the animators forgot he existed again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 02:58 PM)

He regrouped with Omega Supreme, the Dinobots, Skyfire and the Protectobots.

@  Benbot : (11 December 2019 - 08:20 AM)

Did he get infected with the rest of the Autobots or did he smartly remain off-planet?

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 December 2019 - 05:38 AM)

He really just went to the beach for a couple of days, then called it in. Who's gonna follow up on it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 December 2019 - 05:05 AM)

Anyone really believe Cosmos searched far enough for more ingredient for Corrostop?

@  Nevermore : (11 December 2019 - 03:48 AM)

Oh, we are pretty good at "forgetting" about that. Insisting on sending people home on their overtime, THEN suddenly rushing to do the "backlog" stuff when it's really overdue.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 December 2019 - 05:43 PM)

I've yet to find an organization which didn't have a backlog of "stuff" that needs to be done, but isn't important enough to put on the schedule proper.

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 December 2019 - 05:01 PM)

I'm sure most good/bad (depending on your POV) bosses would be able to find something for the worker to do, in most cases, even if it's spending 8 hours pretending to push a broom around

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (10 December 2019 - 04:39 PM)

Still better than American jobs. x.x;

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 December 2019 - 11:10 AM)

I'm pretty sure you've already mentioned this before. Especially that last one.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:05 AM)

That can be fun if you're strong-willed enough. "Hey, you want to go home? Overtime reduction, there's nothing to do..." - "Nah, not today. I want to work."

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:04 AM)

This applies to the field of work as well. Meaning, your boss orders you to show up for a full shift, you show up on time and are absolutely willing to work, and then your boss realizes he has no work for you, your boss has to pay you for a full shift even if you don't work at all.

@  Nevermore : (10 December 2019 - 11:03 AM)

Fun fact: German law has a concept named "default in acceptance", which postulates that if there is a "service for payment" contract, the party that should provide the service correctly offers their due service, and the party that should pay fails to accept the service within due time, the second party still has to pay the first party even if there was no service delivered.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:54 PM)

If it's seasonal affective disorder, check with your doc about vitamin D supplements.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:46 PM)

That's what I was thinking too, It's the christmas rush and if that's not stressful enough the cold weather can also impact mental health.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 12:41 PM)

Might be a stupid question given the comment, BUT: have you done anything outside the ordinary lately? Might just be a stress reaction.

@  Maximus Ambus : (08 December 2019 - 12:29 PM)

I've experienced sleep paralysis with ghostly images and similar things in the past and can snap out of it through moving my fingers. I've definitely hallucinated before and members of both sides of the family have had similar experience, some suffered forms of mental instability in two cases schizophrenia.

@  wonko the sane? : (08 December 2019 - 10:47 AM)

So... either a hallucination or night terrors. Are you prone to this kind of thing?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:55 PM)

It kept repeating until I sat up.

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 December 2019 - 11:54 PM)

I've been up since three and when sheepish I was hallucinating something knocking twice against my bedroom door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 December 2019 - 06:58 PM)

Then repaint Apeface and Snapdragon as Transmetal Optimus Primal and Megatron. It's crazy enough to work.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 December 2019 - 05:32 PM)

Moral imperative.


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#1 Powered Convoy

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 08:38 AM

Issue Discussion.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 08:41 AM

THAT WAS AWESOME!

Just finished reading MTMTE 21. Questions answered and SOOOO AWESOME. Loved it more than I can say.

And with the text story it took me like a half hour to read it all. That is an AMAZING amount of content for a comic. icon-hotrod.gif icon-hotrod.gif

HIGHLIGHT to view:

The Minimus surprise! And the Cyclonus smelting pool bit! The Rodimus revelation making so much sense. First Aid's solution. New mysteries. Villians escape. Rodimus MATURING. The stab! Sparing Whirl saved him! Raatchet knew. I bet the "gift" is a symbol.



-ZacWilliam, I think I'm gonna need to read it again. Big smile on my face. icon-hotrod.gif

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 25 September 2013 - 09:07 AM.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 08:51 AM

Comixology sure is taking its time putting it online

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 08:57 AM

QUOTE(-VP- @ Sep 25 2013, 09:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Comixology sure is taking its time putting it online


It went up at 9:00 eastern on all their apps.


-ZacWilliam, that's where I read it an hour ago.
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#5 Tyranno

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 08:57 AM

That felt... I'm sorry, but it felt extremely anti-climactic.

This was supposedly the "season finale"... something huge. Game changing. And... pretty much everyone who was in danger makes it out okay. The only two characters that die are bad guys, and one of them has a plot hook in place to return. The only character who leaves the Lost Light is someone who was in the background for most of the story, save for the hostage arc and the end of the Overload one. The fact that NOBODY on the Lost Light died is frustrating, especially since Roberts played up what a huge tear-jerker this would be.

And... yeah, it bothers me that both active Japanese original characters are now dead. I know I derailed the topic last time, so I won't dwell on this beyond what I write here, but... Dai Atlas being killed off, and Star Saber beginning and ending as a zealous freak who doesn't resemble his original characterization at all who ends up offed by a popular US G1 character? It is every single issue I have with JTF characters being used in western TF stories encapsulated into one great big ball of do not want.

The only way I can see Roberts saving face on this is if Star Saber's armor ends up being like Magnus's and repurposed for a Circle of Light member... but considering the fact that they essentially have a new leader in Ultra Magnus, I doubt that'll happen.

Smaller things that bothered me... Lockdown's presence in the arc not amounting to much, and First Aid taking over from Ratchet seemed to be forgotten. But that could be changed in the future. Also, the deal with Whirl seemed really insignificant for something to be featured on a cover.

That said, there are some great moments in the issue. First Aid defeating Pharma. The revelation about Rodimus. What Skids encountered through the portal. First Aid defeating Pharma. But those moments are just that - moments. They're great on their own, but they don't make up for how... anti-climactic the whole feels.

I'm disappointed. And I'll leave it at that, because I'm sure debating it will cause a big bruhaha again, and no one wants that.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:01 AM


I think that was WONDERFULLY and appropriately epic.

A ton of surprises and revelations that were just great and truly surprises. The Villians defeated. New mysteries opened up. A bunch of relationships resolved and brought forward and changed.

Honestly that was everything I think the conclusion of the a first season should have been. Ok, it would have been even better if it was double sized, but I'd say that about any issue of MTMTE.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:17 AM

QUOTE(Razorsaw @ Sep 25 2013, 02:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And... yeah, it bothers me that both active Japanese original characters are now dead. I know I derailed the topic last time, so I won't dwell on this beyond what I write here, but... Dai Atlas being killed off, and Star Saber beginning and ending as a zealous freak who doesn't resemble his original characterization at all who ends up offed by a popular US G1 character? It is every single issue I have with JTF characters being used in western TF stories encapsulated into one great big ball of do not want.


I don't think Star Saber's dead.

He Fzzzts out of existance as Cyclonus screams "NO!", and everyone just assumes he kills him. Looks more like Saber will be back for another go later on or something.

#8 Tyranno

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:19 AM

I honestly cannot see why Cyclonus wouldn't have made absolutely sure he was 100 % dead. He's not the type to half ass something like that.

EDIT - there's ambiguity there, but I think it's more due to Roberts' and Milne's collective inability to stage effective action sequences.

EDIT 2 - wait. I see what you're saying now. It looks like he teleports. Nevermind.

Edited by Razorsaw, 25 September 2013 - 09:22 AM.

"Disabled people donít have special needs. We have very reasonable human needs. Our needs include freedom from abuse, violence, and mistreatment, the right to autonomy and self-direction, the right to represent ourselves, equal opportunity for education and employment, the right to accommodation, and societal inclusion and acceptance.

The need for accommodation isnít a ďspecial needĒ. Itís a basic human right. Itís a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people."


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:22 AM

QUOTE(Razorsaw @ Sep 25 2013, 10:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I honestly cannot see why Cyclonus wouldn't have made absolutely sure he was 100 % dead. He's not the type to half ass something like that.

EDIT - there's ambiguity there, but I think it's more due to Roberts' and Milne's collective inability to stage effective action sequences.


He didn't have a choice. Star Saber used the same teleport that he used to get in there. Saber's still alive somewhere out there. Probably gonna be a recurring bad guy





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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:23 AM


Star Saber clearly teleported away is how I read it. Thats Why Cyclonus yelled "NO!" because he was deniged his kill.


-ZacWilliam, also the eye removing facial wound is the kinda thing Villians get when they're gonna come back later for revenge.
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#11 Tyranno

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:24 AM

Yeah, I edited it when I realized what he meant.

*sighs* The ride goes on, I guess. On one hand, the second JTF character isn't dead. On the other, he's still written in a way that I patently hate.

But yeah, moving on.

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The need for accommodation isnít a ďspecial needĒ. Itís a basic human right. Itís a leveling of the playing field that allows us the same opportunities and chances as non-disabled people."


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:50 AM

Guilty or Innocent huh.....huh

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 10:01 AM

QUOTE(hupla @ Sep 25 2013, 03:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Guilty or Innocent huh.....huh


Yeah, and tentacles on page 16.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 10:09 AM

....I didn't catch that with the tentacles. Hmmmmm.... interesting indeed.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 10:11 AM

QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Sep 25 2013, 07:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
THAT WAS AWESOME!

Just finished reading MTMTE 21. Questions answered and SOOOO AWESOME. Loved it more than I can say.

And with the text story it took me like a half hour to read it all. That is an AMAZING amount of content for a comic. icon-hotrod.gif icon-hotrod.gif

HIGHLIGHT to view:

The Minimus surprise! And the Cyclonus smelting pool bit! The Rodimus revelation making so much sense. First Aid's solution. New mysteries. Villians escape. Rodimus MATURING. The stab! Sparing Whirl saved him! Raatchet knew. I bet the "gift" is a symbol.



-ZacWilliam, I think I'm gonna need to read it again. Big smile on my face. icon-hotrod.gif


I actually took the gift to be a horn, myself.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 10:14 AM

QUOTE(General Tekno @ Sep 25 2013, 11:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(ZacWilliam1 @ Sep 25 2013, 07:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
THAT WAS AWESOME!

Just finished reading MTMTE 21. Questions answered and SOOOO AWESOME. Loved it more than I can say.

And with the text story it took me like a half hour to read it all. That is an AMAZING amount of content for a comic. icon-hotrod.gif icon-hotrod.gif

HIGHLIGHT to view:

The Minimus surprise! And the Cyclonus smelting pool bit! The Rodimus revelation making so much sense. First Aid's solution. New mysteries. Villians escape. Rodimus MATURING. The stab! Sparing Whirl saved him! Raatchet knew. I bet the "gift" is a symbol.



-ZacWilliam, I think I'm gonna need to read it again. Big smile on my face. icon-hotrod.gif


I actually took the gift to be a horn, myself.


Yes, that's likely it. I had dismissed the horn as a "rejuvenating" effect of the spark transfer. But once it was pointed out yeah that does make decent sense.


-ZacWilliam, I think it might have been all the other damage to Cyc being fixed too that threw me off, but maybe in light of the great news he had gotten he just finally felt positive enough to get a fix up.

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 25 September 2013 - 10:14 AM.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 10:36 AM

I think the shocker here really IS that Everyone Lives.

Loved it. The usual great thrill ride of shocks, revelations and character moments. I'm enjoying Cyclonus's storyline in particular.
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Posted 25 September 2013 - 10:46 AM

Oh, yes. It very much feels like we can move the focus off some of the mains for the first season now that their arcs are somewhat resolved.

Cyclonus feels like he's gotten closure especially as a character.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 10:51 AM

So many new plotlines hinted at. I love it. Space adventures forever.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 11:03 AM

I wouldn't say that this was anti-climactic, and I definitely do feel more satisfied with this ending that I did when the Overlord story reached its peak, but I still found it very uneven. There's a LOT of great moments, but they never manage to actually congeal into a complete, focused 22-page story. The prose story doesn't feel like a special bonus this time around, but rather, a clumsy necessity required to explain quite a lot of important things to us because the comic couldn't fit them in. And I think I've lost my patience with the book deliberately attempting to bait my "feels" after not one, not two, but THREE Roberts-style death-fakeouts in one issue.