Scraplets: Hands up who agrees with me when I say

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Post by snarl » Wed May 11, 2005 10:10 pm

It was old Bob B using the TF mythos to write stories about the AIDS.

*raises hands*

Are there any other TF diseases?

Did Spanner really just have a massive TF polio problem?
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Post by Señior's Covenant » Wed May 11, 2005 10:21 pm

:wtf:

*Hand doesn't move*

*Hand begins to move*

*Hand scratches balls*

*Hand returns to normal resting position*

:wtf:
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Post by Legion » Wed May 11, 2005 10:30 pm

if only aids could be eliminated with water...

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Post by Best First » Wed May 11, 2005 10:33 pm

the moral of the story being that young people shouldn't jump into pits containing crashed UFOs until they are married?

And if you are going to do it before you get married, remember to use radiation shielding.
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Post by Metal Vendetta » Wed May 11, 2005 11:46 pm

Bob Budiansky's Dark Place?
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Post by snarl » Thu May 12, 2005 12:28 am

I'll ask Simon F his opinion on this at the next tf event.

**** it, I'll ask em all.
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Post by Impactor returns 2.0 » Thu May 12, 2005 1:16 am

I like AIDS
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Post by Stormwolf » Thu May 12, 2005 7:57 am

And then there's "Recipe For Disaster", the moral of the story is "Giant amazons and robots shouldn't do the nasty". :D
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Post by Brendocon » Thu May 12, 2005 8:06 am

The whole scraplets thing was dodgy anyway.

Surely the moisture in the air should have killed the buggers straight away.

Let's ask Rebis. REBIS!
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Post by Impactor returns 2.0 » Thu May 12, 2005 11:17 am

lucky it didnt rain etc...
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Post by Scraplet » Thu May 12, 2005 12:18 pm

Other than it being a devastating disease, I don't see any real parallels.

Unless I missed the part where Bumblebee has unprotected sex with strange decepticons after cooking up his skagg and to injecting it into his fuel line with a used hypodemic! :lol:

If I remember rightly (which I probably don't) they knew there was a cure from the start, only ity didn't exist on Cybertron. More a parallel with TB once antibiotics where discovered, or something.......not that I'm sure there is any deliberate parallel being made......

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Post by Legion » Thu May 12, 2005 12:22 pm

Scraplet wrote:Unless I missed the part where Bumblebee has unprotected sex with strange decepticons after cooking up his skagg and to injecting it into his fuel line with a used hypodemic!

You missed that issue? Damn it was a good one.

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Post by Metal Vendetta » Thu May 12, 2005 4:03 pm

Brendocon wrote:The whole scraplets thing was dodgy anyway.

Surely the moisture in the air should have killed the buggers straight away.

Has anyone seen that ****ing movie Signs? Mel Gibson, M. Night Shmmmlmmmlyan, Bob B beat you to it, did it better ('cause it had Blaster and Goldbug in), and...oh just kill yourselves now. Please.
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Post by Brendocon » Thu May 12, 2005 4:08 pm

Metal Vendetta wrote:Has anyone seen that ****ing movie Signs?


Nah, but I read about it on that "dodgy movie science" website type place.

Hence my knowledge about the air moisture thing. :oops:
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Post by Autobloke » Thu May 12, 2005 7:14 pm

Why are aliens nearly always naked? :eyebrow:
But without the naughty bits? :eyebrow:
How do they write their name in the snow? :eyebrow:
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Post by Señior's Covenant » Thu May 12, 2005 7:17 pm

Maybe with that big ******* gun Prime's got pointed at me?
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Post by Terome » Thu May 12, 2005 7:35 pm

Alex Proyas hit on the strange 'aliens afraid of water' device before Signs too. The real question is: Which is the more terrible crime -
Scraplets or the I, Robot movie?

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Post by Guest » Thu May 12, 2005 10:03 pm

Brendocon wrote:The whole scraplets thing was dodgy anyway.

Surely the moisture in the air should have killed the buggers straight away.

Let's ask Rebis. REBIS!


Oxygen can be poisonous in large quantities. Holy Cow! One fifth of the air we breathe is oxygen! Do you breathe? Are you dead?

No. Why? Same reason Scraplets don't die on initial contact with the atmosphere. The moisture in the atmosphere is tiny compared to that required for an effect on a human-scale to occur. After all, if you leave a bar of iron outside, and it doesn't do anything extreme like rain or drought, how long will it take for the bar to rust over? Milliseconds? Minutes? Days? Years?

Wideload's scraplet was drenched in water: an extreme experience.

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Post by Metal Vendetta » Thu May 12, 2005 10:28 pm

Wouldn't Scraplets be a better allegory for crabs?
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Post by Best First » Thu May 12, 2005 11:04 pm

i likd I robot...

twas fun. A wickey wa wa...
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Post by Shanti418 » Thu May 12, 2005 11:39 pm

I thought I, Robot sucked. A paint by the numbers schlockfest.


They DID go to all the trouble to set the whole Scraplets episode in the desert, where mositure in the air was at a minimum.

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Post by Brendocon » Fri May 13, 2005 7:52 am

Rebis wrote:Oxygen can be poisonous in large quantities. Holy Cow! One fifth of the air we breathe is oxygen! Do you breathe? Are you dead?


We don't know what the Scraplet tolerance towards water is, mutt. I know the stuff about oxygen... it's the same reason the world doesn't burst into flames whenever somebody lights a match.

Key words in your statement = large quantities. I don't remember that being flung around wit' da Scraplets, ergo my point is valid. wooha wooha way.

And I, Robot was a fairly entertaining waste of a couple of hours. Standard formulaic guff, yes, but so's Star Wars and people clamour over that (oooh... that's gonna land me in flame country, innit?).

Enjoyed the film. Wouldn't buy it though.
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Post by spiderfrommars » Fri May 13, 2005 8:42 am

I, Robot was fine but IMO would have been much better with a better actor in the lead role playing it straight.

Never saw the Scraplets/AIDS parallel before. It was written in the midst of the time it all kicked off wasn't it? But in context with the story its more like smallpox or something I suppose.

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Post by Autobloke » Fri May 13, 2005 9:21 pm

I thought it was all about teeny-tiny robots eating the TFs.
I mean, how many other robot diseases can you have?
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Suddenly remembers 'Cosmic Rust', that problem that caused 'Dinobot Hunt', poisonous fuel in the early UK Marvel run.

Probably more out there too.

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Post by Bouncelot » Sat May 14, 2005 4:07 pm

Autobloke wrote:I thought it was all about teeny-tiny robots eating the TFs.
I mean, how many other robot diseases can you have?
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Suddenly remembers 'Cosmic Rust', that problem that caused 'Dinobot Hunt', poisonous fuel in the early UK Marvel run.

Probably more out there too.

REBIS!!!


I'm not Rebis. But I can name another one. Corrodia Gravis.

And as for I, Robot - I didn't see it, mostly because the trailer made it look as if they'd utterly massacred the Isaac Asimov short stories it was supposedly based on.

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Post by Autobloke » Sat May 14, 2005 5:05 pm

You're not Rebis.
Oh, wait - you admitted that.
Why are you licking yourself then? (because you CAN :) )

I didn't mind I,Robot, but the end was a bit cack.
And if something is 'based' on something, it means you can't complain if it wasn't true to the original. 'Cos it was just 'based' on it.

Anyway, I quite liked 'Bicentennial Man'. But I like Robin Williams films anyway.
I'm gonna get the p*ss ripped out of me for liking that, aren't I?
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Post by Metal Vendetta » Mon May 16, 2005 5:15 am

Autobloke wrote:Anyway, I quite liked 'Bicentennial Man'. But I like Robin Williams films anyway.

You are the worst kind of human being. Leave, and never again darken Transfans with your fetid odour.

As for I Robot, well the scenes where the robots were fighting were great. It's just a shame there was less robots robots fighting and more "Will Smith and the iMac winking at each other" moments.
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Post by Kaylee » Mon May 16, 2005 10:12 am

AIDS/HIV doesn't kill you. It destroys your immune system and then you are consumed by a variety of normally easily preventable illnesses- resulting in agonising, slow and an exceedingly humiliating death unless treated.

'scraplets' is imo nothing like that on any symbolic level.

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Post by ShadowSonic » Mon May 16, 2005 1:55 pm

Scraplets are the equal to flesh eating bacteria, only for metal dudes.

So what, maybe they were like cancer?

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Post by snarl » Mon May 16, 2005 2:14 pm

No.

They were like AIDS.
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