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  2. The Fanfiction Thread

    Chapter 139 EPUB (Google Books y E-Readers) https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_DOFdZyWXfyWTJaWlM1OXNzSWs/view?usp=sharing Fanfiction.net http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8885775/139/Chatarra Wattpad https://www.wattpad.com/story/69527719-chatarra In Spanish

    I'm afraid my King Crabs aren't ready for photography yet... but it sure looks awesome next to Pinky! Oh, and the Evo pilot figure fits nicely into the Gosu's cockpit.
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  5. Bandai DX VF-31

    I could see how would have goofed that... fortunately what I do conflicts with what I said... oh well. It's early, I'll take it down and make a quick edit
  6. Bandai DX VF-31

    They do however rotate for launching the missiles forward. Without them mounted, they snap back to the normal position in battroid. You can even see it in the episode where they use them, the shields rotate when the arms deploy, to keep the missiles facing forward.
  7. "Overseas for Justice League posted $185.5M, putting the global opening at $281.5M." They'll most likely break even, but it's time to just completely reset the franchise, methinks. The casting is fine, but the world and story have been fundamentally flawed from the get-go, thanks in large part to too much Zack Snyder influence. He's just not a good narrative director, and too good a visual one.
  8. The Third Party Transformers Thread

    I'm not going to lie... the motored piledrivers are SO unnecessary, but they made it a must-buy for me, LMAO. But now, I have to track back and get Jaguar and whatnot so yet another hole to drown in.
  9. Just saw it, and enjoyed it for what it was. I'm not that critical, and I felt the cast worked, as well as their interactions. The only thing that stood out to me was the very animated look of the 'evil roots'.
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  11. Bandai DX VF-31

    Minor point of clarification: The shields don’t rotate during transformation, the pointy end stays toward the hands. This is consistent with the boxart, instructions, and in the model kits. Trying to find a good screenshot from the series. https://imgur.com/a/lTGeq Wasn’t letting me upload directly, so here’s an imgur link.
  12. The Newbie and Short Questions thread

    Thanks for the heads-up, guys. Yes, a couple of days ago, the main page (and ONLY the main page) was spawning a 403. Turns out that it was due to a broken link in the 'Tools' section to another site. Sadly, the current host isn't good at providing documentation on why. So, it took a couple dozen minutes to troubleshoot, and remove the offending link. >.< The only thing that comes to mind is something sad in passing about the Macross Frontier setting by Mr Kawamori: "It's like the Age Of Exploration, with e-mail". If we take that to mean the sailing ships of yore are synonymous with the Emigrant Fleets, then the communication between them and back home is nigh instantaneous. Of course, as the context was about the general setting of Macross F, we have to take that with a grain of salt. :;
  13. Super Macross Mecha Fun Time Discussion Thread!

    Var syndrome was first identified by human science at some point in the wake of the Vajra conflict's conclusion in 2059. That it wasn't discovered until after the Vajra conflict ended seems to be the basis for the highly problematic theory several characters are pushing in the Macross Delta series, that stated that Var syndrome emerged because v-type fold bacteria from the Vajra migrated into new hosts when the Vajra hive left our galaxy. Kind of a massive scientific cockup, as correlation doesn't imply causation and the theory incorrectly took it as read that Var syndrome was a natural occurrence. Almost every aspect of that theory doesn't hold up under examination though, and several outright contradict Macross Delta's own prequels. The first (chronologically speaking) case of Var syndrome depicted in Macross may be in an early mission in Macross 30: Voices Across the Galaxy, where one of the earliest Hunters Guild missions has you encounter a unit of Zentradi in Ratatoskr Cave who are seemingly going berserk for no reason and are snapped out of it by Mina's song. Just the one, AFAIK... the manga adaptation of the Macross Delta series running in Monthly Shonen Sirius. Dunno how many chapters it's up to, but it must be at least a dozen. The Black-Winged White Knight ran for 11 chapters, Macross E ran for 9 chapters, and the The Diva Who Guides the Galaxy manga ran for 17.
  14. Super Macross Mecha Fun Time Discussion Thread!

    Might be better for the newbie question thread then...

    Just look at that horrible and I’ll fitting QC.
  16. Bandai DX VF-31

    So, what it looks like they've done is unfolded each valk entirely, and managed to flip the legs around forward to actually tab into the wings and backplate of the valk ahead of them. I think it only works because the torso has so many sections that can unfold and reposition the hips.
  17. Super Macross Mecha Fun Time Discussion Thread!

    Not about mecha, but somewhat related: when was the first outbreak of Vár syndrome? Also, are any of the Δ manga still running? In any case, how many chapters does each have? Wikipedia will only tell me how many tankōbon each series has, but I know it's not uncommon for monthly manga to skip a month now and then.
  18. LOL...only opened with 96 million. “Justice League posted the lowest domestic opening of any title in the DC Extended Universe, which has yet to match the consistent success of rival Marvel Studios.”
  19. Bandai DX VF-31

    Well you see, when a man loves a woman...
  20. YF-25 Prophecy with customized Tornado Pack

    Absolutely gorgeous handiwork.
  21. Thor wins by a landslide. And considering this is supposed to be the mother effin' Avengers super team-up movie of the DC universe, it getting trounced by arguably the least interesting of the Avengers is just... well, expected, at any rate. Ironically, the DC movies have much stronger leitmotifs than any of Marvel's individual superheroes, but when it comes to the big team up, Avengers trounces whatever was the theme here. I chalk it up to Snyder's directorial style. The generically sad music comes in when the generically sad scene calls for it, the happy music when the happy scene starts, and so on. Very Zack Snyder, very individually competent but narratively dead. The song that played during the "Superman is dead" montage at the beginning of the movie made my eyes roll. The chemistry comes and goes. It's steadiest with the Flash, just because the writers seem to have the firmest grasp of who they want him to be, but even then I wouldn't call it a success because it's so fitful. Agreed, that whole thing was terrible. The movie feels like a rehash of Suicide Squad, when each character needs to have their personal arcs systematically checked off. And I swear to god the movie acts like everyone in the DC universe has mommy issues. EVERYBODY in this movie has some sort of maternal trauma, it seems. Me, I obviously think the movie fails too many times more than it wins to be a success overall. Better than the 2-3/10 that Man of Steel/BvS/Suicide Squad were, but doesn't quite reach the 5/10 of Wonder Woman. 4/10, don't waste your time, go watch Thor instead.
  22. Super Macross Mecha Fun Time Discussion Thread!

    At your service... and thank you once again for a good clean image of this odd little variant of the VF-171. I really ought to knuckle down and order the last volume of Macross E at some point. After seeing them in both Macross Frontier's TV series and Macross 30: Voices Across the Galaxy, the VF-171EX units operated by the Xaos branch on Pipure look subtly wrong without the MDE beam cannon and anti-ship missile rack on the dorsal mounts. Makes sense they wouldn't have them, though, given the restrictions on using MDE weapons and Xaos seemingly not being as flush with cash as its rival SMS.
  23. Whats Lying on your Workbench MK IV

    For example, I picked up this cute little kit by Fujimi: After assembling some parts I did a dry-fit of almost everything prior to painting: Some paint added: I didn't pay too much attention to Fujimi's official painting instructions, as the colors they mention don't even match their own example on their site here, and just did whatever seemed fine to me. Then I added a little base (made with left-over resin poured into a Tupperware lid), with some gravel (actually scale HO beach sand) and Tamiya Diorama Texture paint for the earth: That was yesterday. It's pretty much done by now, but I need to wait until tomorrow to make some daylight pictures of the finished model...
  24. The Newbie and Short Questions thread

    Nah, if it'd been a connection timeout the code would've something like a 408 Request Timeout or one of the 500 level error codes. This was a fast redirect to a hosting service 403 Forbidden error page, suggesting something was wrong with the site itself. Good that it's straightened out though. Considering the Galaxy Network in Macross is basically a fold wave-based mother of all satellite internet networks, one has to wonder what the latency's like. sketchley, have you seen anything on how long it takes to get a message across the galaxy?
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