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@  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.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:47 AM)

(And the 0th anniversary of the last time I couldn't do math.)

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 10:46 AM)

Today is the 24th anniversary of the day we fought off an alien invasion with the help of Will Smith.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 10:41 AM)

Oh the end of the Ottoman Empire of course.

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 10:14 AM)

*ahem* 4th of July....

@  ▲ndrusi : (04 July 2020 - 08:14 AM)

Nothing of importance has happened before, and nothing of importance will happen again.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Nothing of importance happened today.

@  Telly : (03 July 2020 - 09:54 PM)

i want a "i survived 'rona and all i got was this lousy t-shirt"

@  TheMightyMol... : (03 July 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Slogan for 2021: "I Lived, Bitch."

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

They should make the next book in the Survivors series 'I SURVIVED CORONA VIRUS 2020'

@  -LittleAutob... : (03 July 2020 - 03:23 PM)

YEEEE I'M A SURVIVOR-

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:59 AM)

Probably gonna assemble Devastator after work.

@  Nevermore : (03 July 2020 - 06:58 AM)

Ooooh. Overload arrived. He's surprisingly fun.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 04:00 PM)

He's sweeter than the average bear.

@  Maximus Ambus : (02 July 2020 - 03:14 PM)

Convert him to Maple Syrup.

@  Bass X0 : (02 July 2020 - 03:10 PM)

what would Canada do with Yogi?

@  Cyoti : (01 July 2020 - 12:51 PM)

We can deport Yogi back to Canada now.

@  Sabrblade : (01 July 2020 - 12:50 PM)

Jellystone National Pawk. A westful wetweat.

@  Rycochet : (01 July 2020 - 12:47 PM)

Jellystone. We're going to be plunged into a decade of poor animation. Fortunately we've been led by bad cartoon characters for years so we won't notice much difference.

@  Maximus Ambus : (01 July 2020 - 06:19 AM)

what next? YELLOWSTONE?

@  Nevermore : (01 July 2020 - 05:46 AM)

Thanks, dead person.


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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.

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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.

"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 - 09:50 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.