"The Creation of Rodimus"

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Aernaroth, May 19, 2011.

  1. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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  2. GFH

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    That's cute.
     
  3. Jaicen

    Jaicen Well-Known Member

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    Not to open a can of worms, but isn't that potentially blasphemous? I'm not a religious person, but that shirt does depict Optimus as God...
    Either way, I don't like it, I think the artwork is sub-par.
     
  4. The F.N.G.

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    I like the idea, but I don't like that it would only be available for 24 hours.
     
  5. Hot Shot.

    Hot Shot. Giving up on the fiction.

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    Only if you start praying to Optimus Prime. :) 
     
  6. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Depends upon the perspective and how seriously one wants to take it. The angle is there, however, there is still the angle that it's simply a friendly, clever jab at a piece of artwork. I have to say that as a Christian and as an artist, I've seen much more offensive artwork.
     
  7. Murasame

    Murasame CHIMICHANGAS

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    Even if so... who cares? What should the people do? Burn someones flags? That hurts sooo much :) 

    I for myself don't care if someone is offensed because the person is religious. It is not my fault if people are superstitious.

    And the shirt looks cool :) 
     
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    combust gobotronian

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    you don't? blasphiemer
     
  9. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Mainly, because we have a board rule prohibiting such discussions.

    Also, while I may disagree with another person's beliefs, I don't go out of my way to offend others. I simply expect the same courtesy.
     
  10. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    Speaking of which, would now be a bad time to be falsely offended under the grounds of my Quintisonian beliefs?

    Being serous for a moment though, I think it's rather clever on more than a few levels, and I'd hate to see it get slagged for religious reasons, especially given the wide range of legitimately offensive things like pedophile pageants that're welcomed with open armed by much of the western world.

    In other words, I think the shirt is clever & cute, and I'd gladly wear it for myself.
     
  11. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    This is funny! :lol  Why does Optimus have a Kremzeek on each shoulder?
     
  12. Jaicen

    Jaicen Well-Known Member

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    Have you seen the original artwork? I guess Kremzeek as Cherubs is a stretch...
     
  13. doucoo

    doucoo U're an idiot Starscream!

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    I don't like it, looks naff. Only my opinion.

    But for the record, doesn't offend me. However my ears are being offended by Katie Perry on the radio just now!
     
  14. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    Only if you think that the imagery in art can't be referenced in a separate context, which would put probably the majority of art from the middle ages to the rennaisance off-limits. The picture itself doesn't show Optimus as god, it shows Optimus in a pose that references an artistic image of god. As Prime is often portrayed as a Christ-like figure himself, its a pretty smart reference.
     
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    I've got my share of Transformers shirts. But to be honest, I don't think I would purchase this one. I don't know, I'm just not that crazy about it.
     
  16. Tampalicious

    Tampalicious Tribe of Roadimus

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    If it was in Double XL, I would rock it, if I could pick one up, but it looks difficult to pick up, and that blue I don't really like, it actually seems kinda cheap lookin, but I am lovin the way Roddy looks, I aint gonna lie....lol

    I picked up an awesome XXL solid black tee with a big solid white autobot insignia on it, I picked it up for like 8 or 18 bucks after the Selena set, I wore it that nite when I got home, but savin it for when I see TF3, lol.
     
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    This is more "offensive" then the T-Shirt and no one complained about it.

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  18. Wu Jen

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    The only blasphemous part of it is that it has Rodimus. "I can't do it Optimus please help me, I'm too weak to carry the matrix, wahhhhh!!" What a waste.
     
  19. DecepticonSpike

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    I'm nowhere near offended. I just think I've seen better art on TF shirts.
     
  20. Tampalicious

    Tampalicious Tribe of Roadimus

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    whats up brothers? I just took the 5 minutes to vote in favor of this thing gettin produced. I was vote number 55.
    Im asking for any fans who see this to go ahead and vote even if you dont plan on buying one, even if you hate Roddy.
    In the spirit of Botcon, I bet you guys could increase the vote total by double at least, probably in one night.

    Who's with me? Let's get this guy's shirt printed
     

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