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by Vin Ghostal
Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Official "Post your picture" thread
Replies: 106
Views: 17621

Galvatron91 wrote:Updated, sorry its attachment form but I really can't remember what to do to just post the stupid thing...that and I'm over tired from writing a damn IEP...
Fugly. And on the juice.
by Vin Ghostal
Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Countdown
Replies: 1020
Views: 44974

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by Vin Ghostal
Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10 years ago...
Replies: 27
Views: 5763

10 years ago, I found Hound rather irritating.

Old habits die hard.
by Vin Ghostal
Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Transformers Media & Fandom
Topic: DOTM movie errors
Replies: 42
Views: 5836

One odd thing regarding the Autobot ship being destroyed... None of those in NEST HQ show the remotest surprise when the Autobots then turn up in Chicago (only the unofficial gang - Sam, Epps etc.). IIRC the first time they notice them is noting that the Autobots have been captured - there's no "Wh...
by Vin Ghostal
Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Transformers Media & Fandom
Topic: Dark of the Moon Feedback and Reviews: Spoilers Ahoy.
Replies: 286
Views: 37457

I probably just overlooked something when watching the movie, but I can't remember: when Sentinel opens the space bridge, WHERE do all those Decepticons come from? Are they coming from the moon, Cybertron, or somewhere else?
by Vin Ghostal
Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: Transformers Media & Fandom
Topic: Characters the films got right
Replies: 24
Views: 4647

I was massively impressed because up until this point in any version of Transformers a leader could only properly be hurt by another leader. He're was a 'second stringer' with the firepower to kill a leader. That's one of the things I loved about Beast Wars, it levelled the playing field and made t...
by Vin Ghostal
Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Transformers Toys & Merch
Topic: Deluxes are £19 (vidiprinter: NINETEEN) at Hamleys
Replies: 32
Views: 2695

Yeesh. I feel for you UK people. In the US, Deluxes are $10-$13 and Voyagers can usually be had at Wal-Mart for $18-20. If they weren't so cheap, I definitely wouldn't have loaded up on Crankcase, Topspin, Roadbuster, Laserbeak, Voyager Megatron, and Generations Thunderwing and Wheeljack in the last...
by Vin Ghostal
Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Transformers Media & Fandom
Topic: Characters the films got right
Replies: 24
Views: 4647

To be fair, BW Scorponok did have something of a character - he filled the "fiercely loyal" role previously occupied by Soundwave, Cyclonus and the ilk. Though I haven't watched the series in years, I seem to remember Scorponok turning his guns on Terrorsaur on more than one occasion in defense of M...
by Vin Ghostal
Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Transformers Media & Fandom
Topic: Dark of the Moon Feedback and Reviews: Spoilers Ahoy.
Replies: 286
Views: 37457

Optimus lying to Sam about their plan is absolutely believable. He wants there to be zero chance that anyone catches on to their plan, and besides, Sam (in Optimus' mind) won't be affected by the lie apart from the 24 hours of grief he'll suffer through.
by Vin Ghostal
Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Transformers Media & Fandom
Topic: DOTM: Why does ANYONE trust the Decepticons?
Replies: 14
Views: 1995

While I liked DotM a lot, it's probably more culpable than either of the other two for just trying to rush illogical things past the audience... RotF suffered from not explaining some things that make sense if you stop and think about them, but there are still a few things in DotM I just can't fath...
by Vin Ghostal
Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Transformers Media & Fandom
Topic: Hatchlings
Replies: 6
Views: 3529

Hatchlings

Simple questions: where do they come from? How are they created? Why are only the Decepticons bothering to "grow" them? What does the fiction outside the movie (comics, novels, etc.) have to say about this? And please spare me of the "when two robots love each other very much" crap. I get enough of ...
by Vin Ghostal
Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Transformers Media & Fandom
Topic: DOTM: Why does ANYONE trust the Decepticons?
Replies: 14
Views: 1995

The public might take Sentinel Prime at his word, that Optimus and his gang are rebels that have broken away from the Autobots. But even if that's true, why would the government believe him? Sentinel's just killed a bunch of people, broken into a government facility, and stolen the pillars, while Op...
by Vin Ghostal
Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Transformers Media & Fandom
Topic: Transformers A to Z
Replies: 18
Views: 2839

Really? You're going to teach a kid the word "Erector" and just pray he doesn't repeat it around an older kid that can turn it against him? Come on.
by Vin Ghostal
Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Transformers Media & Fandom
Topic: DOTM: Why does ANYONE trust the Decepticons?
Replies: 14
Views: 1995

DOTM: Why does ANYONE trust the Decepticons?

One aspect of DOTM that really bugs me is how easily the Decepticons convince the humans to exile the Autobots from Earth. It became plainly obvious to the general public in ROTF that the Decepticons are evil...right around the time when The Fallen threatened to destroy human cities if the humans di...
by Vin Ghostal
Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Transformers Media & Fandom
Topic: Dark of the Moon Feedback and Reviews: Spoilers Ahoy.
Replies: 286
Views: 37457

But do they really build Megatron back up? I don't recall him engaging in any combat or really doing much of anything - Soundwave and Laserbeak do all the heavy lifting, Sentinel steals the pillars and controls everything, and even Starscream chips in - Megatron's entire role seems to be ordering So...
by Vin Ghostal
Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Transformers Media & Fandom
Topic: Dark of the Moon Feedback and Reviews: Spoilers Ahoy.
Replies: 286
Views: 37457

Mmm hmm...it's almost as if there was a brief scene involving Sentinel verbally and/or physically hammering Megatron that didn't make the final cut. I guess they hoped the one scene atop the building would get the point across, but it wasn't sufficient IMO. It seemed to speak only of friction betwee...
by Vin Ghostal
Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Transformers Media & Fandom
Topic: Dark of the Moon Feedback and Reviews: Spoilers Ahoy.
Replies: 286
Views: 37457

Watching it back again, there's something really, really weird about Megatron's truce line... He seems to start off talking to Sentinel and switch to talking to Optimus mid-line... "No... [stops knocking the shit out of Sentinel, and seemingly looking at Sentinel] We need a truce [throws Sentinel a...
by Vin Ghostal
Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Transformers Media & Fandom
Topic: Dark of the Moon Feedback and Reviews: Spoilers Ahoy.
Replies: 286
Views: 37457

This is probably a stretch, but considering the movie's various G1 references, maybe it isn't... http://images.wikia.com/transformers/images/d/d1/Cybertronplanet.jpg I'd like to believe that the bit of Cybertron that made it through and was subsequently destroyed could represent that huge bit of G1 ...
by Vin Ghostal
Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: Transformers Media & Fandom
Topic: Dark of the Moon Feedback and Reviews: Spoilers Ahoy.
Replies: 286
Views: 37457

I loved the references to The Ultimate Doom, Megatron's Master Plan, and even Atlantis Arise (Megatron sitting in the Lincoln Memorial). As others have said, DOTM was better than ROTF but not nearly as good as the original. Someone needs to have a word with Michael Bay about pacing - after the unexc...
by Vin Ghostal
Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hands up if you've been on TV
Replies: 17
Views: 1830

I was on the news in Cleveland when I was a kid when the network came to my house to do an interview with my father. There was video of us playing soccer and my brother and I sitting with my dad while he was interviewed. I even got to announce the score of Dad vs. Bro and Me as the segment ended.