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Post by Patapsco » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:54 pm

I don't think all that matters as Tailgate is going to single handedly take down the DJD, then become Tailgate Prime and the fandom will have a collective orgasm while I cancel my subscription and mumble that it was all better in Budiansky's day

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Post by Auntie Slag » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:23 pm

I'll gladly bet you Unicron's bank account that that doesn't happen. We can't be facing an ending of Gummi Bear proportions, surely?

With Tripodeca gone, I'd like to think I'm ready for anything. But... I really don't see why they can't all be friends. The war's over.

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Post by Patapsco » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:43 pm

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And I'm only kidding, though I'm pretty sure there are a not too small majority of fans out there for whom Tailgate becoming Prime and he and Cyclonus having ickle Cygate babies is the only way MtMtE can end.

For me? Everyone dying in stupid, pointless ways. Starting with Rodimus. Guy's gotta get got

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Post by Auntie Slag » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:20 pm

Aren't the Scavengers great! But all this dying lark is a bit boring. There's so many interesting threads out there to be concluded: Spinister's savantism, Red & Rewind's UV neck notches, Francis Pharma, Whirl's attempted suicide (in the first issue), Delta Magnus & the Primal Vanguard, anything about Spoke & Lockstock, Ambulon is the leg of who? Sinister Grimlock, The five Luna 1's blah blah.

It's ace. Any one of those things is more interesting to me than seeing, I dunno, Mainframe get mashed!

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Post by Patapsco » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:22 pm

Wait, Rewind has neck notches? So Chromedome's "operated" on him? My way, way, way out of left-field guess that Dominus was "Tarn" could still be true

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Post by Auntie Slag » Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:01 am

Yeah, it was back in Issue 13 when they went to fight Snap Trap's crew. There's a scene where Chromedome brings an unconscious Rewind on board calling for help, and amongst other things he mentions to First Aid that Rewind is allergic to UV light. That's where I'm getting it from.

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Post by Unicron » Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:11 am

Auntie Slag wrote:Yeah, it was back in Issue 13 when they went to fight Snap Trap's crew. There's a scene where Chromedome brings an unconscious Rewind on board calling for help, and amongst other things he mentions to First Aid that Rewind is allergic to UV light. That's where I'm getting it from.
Yeah, I've been wondering about that too. Here's one to wonder about: Would Alt-Rewind have the same theoretical mnemosurgery marks?

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Post by Summerhayes » Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:41 pm

Sorry to be the idiot, but do we have a definite date for this yet?
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Post by Warcry » Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:52 pm

I'm getting the impression that Megatron doesn't understand how the whole "pacifism" thing works. I mean, the reason why he had such an insane number of "flowers" on the Necrobot's world was because of how many deaths he'd ordered in battle, not just because of people he'd killed personally. So I'm not sure that refusing to personally kill anyone but still sitting on the bridge and directing his companions on how best to kill people really counts as turning over a new leaf for Megs. I mean, by that logic Osama bin Laden was a pacifist.

Hopefully that's touched on later.

Oh, and superpowered Tailgate can **** off.

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Post by Unicron » Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:17 pm

Warcry wrote:I'm getting the impression that Megatron doesn't understand how the whole "pacifism" thing works. I mean, the reason why he had such an insane number of "flowers" on the Necrobot's world was because of how many deaths he'd ordered in battle, not just because of people he'd killed personally. So I'm not sure that refusing to personally kill anyone but still sitting on the bridge and directing his companions on how best to kill people really counts as turning over a new leaf for Megs. I mean, by that logic Osama bin Laden was a pacifist.

Hopefully that's touched on later.

Oh, and superpowered Tailgate can **** off.
Well, he did order 'no casualties'. Though given it's Whirl and Cyclonus he's talking...

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Post by Patapsco » Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:58 pm

Summerhayes wrote:Sorry to be the idiot, but do we have a definite date for this yet?
next Wednesday. Number 49 slipped I believe due to I think one of the artists on a future issue getting ill so they delayed 49 as a precaution, but it looks like the slack has been picked up, so to speak

Slipped to 9th March. Apparently
Warcry wrote:Oh, and superpowered Tailgate can **** off.
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Post by Skyquake87 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:10 am

Anyone know where I can find a physical copy of this? No one seems to have any... :(

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Post by Auntie Slag » Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:42 pm

You can order on-line from Forbidden Planet. Not only will they take your money, they'll also accept a reduced on-line price AND post it to you.

And if you want to pay more, I'll come round and read it to you, with voices and everything!

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Post by Skyquake87 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:31 pm

I'll have to try them then. My usual sources have all dried up and ebay's full of imports from crazy places like America.


...I would love you to do the voices! that would be ace :swirly:

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Post by Auntie Slag » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:45 pm

Oh yeah, they're good. I pay £3.15 for my copy from the shop, even though I know I could order it online from them for £2.65 or so. But I like to go in for it because it reminds me of when I was a kid going for my weekly Transformers comic from the newsagents.

Plus the guys at FP are really cool.

I'd love to do the voices of Tarn, Chromedome and Overlord. Did you know there's a site that turns MTMTE into an audio play? Its called The Audio Knights Theatre and they've done a pretty good job from the ones I've heard, especially when you have that issue out in front of you as they go along; adds a really cool dimension.

They're a bit behind, but I'm not surprised as it must be a mammoth undertaking!

Here's an excerpt from Issue 1.

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Post by Skyquake87 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:12 pm

I will have a listen to that at the weekend... i think i'm being told some important things right now but am totally not listening...

I usually get MTMTE in my standing order at OK, but it blobbed this month and the guys haven't been able to get a copy, sadly.

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Post by Auntie Slag » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:29 pm

Hey look, if I find a copy at my local I can get it for you and post it. They usually have previous issues of ex-RID lying around, presumably because the cats already got enough fresh litter. Sometimes there's an issue or two of a previous MTMTE hanging around looking fashionably hipster retro too.

If that doesn't sound weirdly stalkerish to you then its fine by me. I'd be able to check on Saturday!

[Edit] I know I was harping on about the Audio Knights thing, but listening back its not all that awesome. Turns out what really stuck in my memory was Chris McFeely's reading of the Megatron/Ravage sequence from about 10 issues ago. Its pretty awesome.

The comic is so dense it doesn't work as a dramatic reading straight off the page. Plenty of it would have to be reworded. The Knights did a segment featuring Magnus and he just drones on and on. Easy to read, a bit painful to listen to.

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Post by Skyquake87 » Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:45 pm

Oh! I managed to get a copy, thanks. Sorry. Forgot to mention that! Its on its way by the magic of second class post, so I'll be sure to share my ever-insightful brain thoughts when the thing arrives (usually consisting of "yeah I liked that" or "not so much").

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Post by Auntie Slag » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:07 pm

Cool, no worries. All is safe in the TF world, at least until issue 50 when Blaster is hurled face first through five other people's faces and ground into a fine paste by the DJD. Gulp.

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Post by Patapsco » Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:37 am

A word of warning: the entire issue has been leaked and is out in the wild, so go looking this up at your own risk

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