"Bay ruined my childhood!"

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  1. Hook

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    So we've been hearing this for 4 years already. It actually makes me chuckle. In retrospect, this overly-used sentence makes me wonder if fans are half serious when they say this, especially when you think that every new TF series brings radiacal design changes. Just look at G1, BW, BM, Animated and Prime. All very different designs. Movieverse isn't different. Different designs, that's all.

    One thing that doesn't change, is how our fandom loves to complain :) 
     
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    Remember when it was raped instead of ruined? I haven't seen that much lately.
     
  3. AutobotSkids

    AutobotSkids G1/Bay Lover

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    Oh, if only I was around for the griping. :eek:  I joined BECAUSE of the movie, so I probably wouldn't be here today if Michael hadn't raped so many childhoods.
     
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    TFW is getting more politically correct with each passing day.
     
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    And who says we're not civil?
     
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    Amen
    Bay saved tfs in my eye.
     
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    Off-topic but, Your signature is full of win.
     
  8. Fonecrusher

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    The ironic thing is for every childhood that apparently got ruined, many more were made, how many kids would of got into Transformers soley based on the movies?

    And too be honest the DOTM hate has been relatively minor compared to the lead up to ROTF...
     
  9. WorldInFlames

    WorldInFlames Set This World Ablaze

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    From a guy who grew up watching the G1/G2/RID/Armada series I think Michael Bay just put his spin on the franchise.
     
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    Agreed on both accounts.
     
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    Truth.
     
  12. shroobmaster

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    After the TF1 and TFA shocks, Fandom got much less "geewun". And that is awesome.
     
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    It pleases me that a lot of people share my same views :) 
     
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    What exactly is the point of this thread?
     
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    Glad I'm not the only who feels this way. I think after 2 movies and 2 new TV shows (Animated and TFPrime) the fanbase, are finally getting it: move forward or be left behind, it's as simple as that. Everybody loves G1 but it's not the 80's anymore.
     
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    Isn't this true for every fandom? :p 
     
  18. Bumblethumper

    Bumblethumper old misery guts

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    In all honesty I don't think I've ever seen that phrase used sincerely. It seems to crop up far more frequently as mock nerd-rage in the service of making fun of 'gee-wunners'.

    Even if someone really was that upset that something from their childhood had been bastardised, it still reads more like comical overstatement than something to be taken literally.
     
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    When I saw this thread I thought..."Oh no, here we go again." Then after reading the first post it's so true.
     
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    You never saw it at all.

    Exactly. It was a brilliantly manufactured straw man used to shut down any criticism.
     

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