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by arkonseal
Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Jon Stewart FTW
Replies: 5
Views: 1320

The dailyshow.com version is unedited. I was really surprised to hear Jon drop those F-bombs. I've never heard such appropriate profanity in my life. The world needs a completely straight Daily Show program. The "showing clips that prove the person you're talking to is lying" is brilliant and, shou...
by arkonseal
Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:37 am
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: I seem to have...
Replies: 29
Views: 3847

My favourite current thing at IDW is that someone has written some trite summary of AHM - its about the cost of victory for the Decepticons and its about the cost of defeat for the Autobots and whatnot - and its getting QFT left right and centre. What its about isn't the point is it? Surely whether...
by arkonseal
Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:20 am
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: TF Comic Sales..for those interested
Replies: 288
Views: 36709

Don't they realize that no #2 will hurt sales of all subsequent issues? A bastard might say that it's an intentional plot to undermine the sales of Furman's final scheduled book, and thus prove once and for all that Shane McCarthy is The Future. ... luckily, we're a bastard-free environment, so nob...
by arkonseal
Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:55 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Obama
Replies: 26
Views: 3885

IronHide wrote:Thought his speech would be better than it was.

Sounded a lot like the same political rhetoric of the last 4 years....


Well he had a lot of ground to cover and a lot of different groups to appease. It wasn't bad, just not up to the bar he's set previously.
by arkonseal
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:51 am
Forum: Toys, Collectables and Games
Topic: Financial Buggeration
Replies: 10
Views: 2594

Re: Financial Buggeration

So! way way back when MP:Thundercracker was announced last year, I got a friend who is a fanatical tf collector to order me one, on the basis that it would be cheaper/quicker to get it abroad then wait for it's release in london. At the time it would've cost me £75. Cue global financial meltdown co...
by arkonseal
Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:45 am
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Maximum Dinobots #2 Review (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 7017

Only retailer incentive covers left at FP when I picked this up, but stacks of AHMs. Hoping that's a reliable sign. Superb issue. The Grimlock and Slag exchange is a little 'potted history' but it works in the scene because Grimlock is genuinely trying to jog Slag's memory in order to make his poin...
by arkonseal
Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Much Ado About Megatron #5 Review (SPOILERS)
Replies: 219
Views: 17978

Agghh, Kup still has that damn cigar.

Edit: and Starscream's expression on the bottom of the sixth page is really familiar, but I can't place it for the life of me.
by arkonseal
Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:54 am
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Do You Like All Hail Megatron Thus Far?
Replies: 56
Views: 7827

maybe most comics-reading TF fans just don't frequent the message boards? I think it's more that most of them don't care very much anymore. In particular, Max Dinos is seen as a wrap-up exercise after a botched conclusion to the 'dead universe' saga and then we're done. Or possibly I'm reading my g...
by arkonseal
Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:21 am
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Do You Like All Hail Megatron Thus Far?
Replies: 56
Views: 7827

Yaya wrote:Interestingly, the same poll is a three-way neck and neck and neck sort of deal on TFW2005 and the Allspark.

Never actually seen a three-choice poll that close.


I think it about fits with the reactions and reviews thus far.
by arkonseal
Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:50 am
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Do You Like All Hail Megatron Thus Far?
Replies: 56
Views: 7827

Such venom.....such hate..... I don't know if I can muster up enough emotion to hate it, it's just...really not enjoyable, and has so very many forehead-slapping cliches. But other people adore it, so I try to to see it from their point of view, which then leads to me trying to puzzle out what the ...
by arkonseal
Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Do You Like All Hail Megatron Thus Far?
Replies: 56
Views: 7827

The humans fail to even come up the level of your average disaster film's bag of cliches, since there's no internal conflict or 'everyman' appeal to them. ...... And how 'good characterisation' does not mean giving characters a page to show they have some special skill, or a temper, or to let anoth...
by arkonseal
Thu Dec 18, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Much Ado About Megatron #5 Review (SPOILERS)
Replies: 219
Views: 17978

Slightly more charitably, it could be argued that the previous complicated sci-fi approach was meant to engage older fans by being more mature. Its poor sales were interpreted as meaning the majority of those fans aren't really interested in that. Mmm, but conversely maybe some people just aren't i...
by arkonseal
Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Much Ado About Megatron #5 Review (SPOILERS)
Replies: 219
Views: 17978

Interesting remarks on Denton's Q&A thread: "AHM is part of something much larger. It's the first step in the new direction that we have been working closely with Hasbro to establish. And I'm really excited to help bring that vision to fruition." Working closely with Hasbro, eh? Possible scenar...
by arkonseal
Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Much Ado About Megatron #5 Review (SPOILERS)
Replies: 219
Views: 17978

Only it seems not tying into past stories was a major complaint from day one, and they're only mentioning it now? If they're being 100% truthful and it was always the plan, then it means they WANTED to annoy readers to start off, and again, they have no reason to be surprised by the response. Since...
by arkonseal
Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Much Ado About Megatron #5 Review (SPOILERS)
Replies: 219
Views: 17978

Its just been brewing for a while. AHM has gotten it in the neck from a lot of fairly articulate people, with nothing decent released in the interim to cover up its guffness. So it's eared IDW some real, consistent criticism, which I think coming off the back of a love fest has got some of the crea...
by arkonseal
Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Comics, Cartoons and Movies
Topic: Much Ado About Megatron #5 Review (SPOILERS)
Replies: 219
Views: 17978

So can anyone sum up what happened, since I apparently slept through this exciting time on the IDW forums? Was there a thread that ticked them off (and was subsequently deleted)?