Shane McCarthy talks about Drift

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Shadowbreaker, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. CorporateZombie

    CorporateZombie Great Odin's Raven

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    My and they are equally as vocal about their hatred for them.
     
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    I hope you don't mean me. I like Drift, Banzaitron and Bludgeon.

    I wouldn't know. I was just saying using them as a defense is assuming both characters are universally liked.

    And for all we know they are vocally disapproving of all heavily Japanese-influenced characters, just like some people are disapproving of any non-Japanese-influenced characters. Just not vocal here or all the time.
     
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    No it doesn't, it highlights the hypocrisy.

    As for your second point, that strikes me as kind of racist. So I hope that is not the case.
     
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    People don't hate Drift because he's a stereotype, they hate him because he's essentially Autobot Jesus.
     
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    ^ :lol 
     
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    Odd. I thought that moniker belonged to Optimus Prime.
     
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    :lol  quoted for truth!!!
     
  8. Kungfu Dinobot

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    Pfttt, you read the blog, didn't you? Drift the the guy to show the autobots THE WAY, and yes, that includes Optimus *fucking* Prime.


    For the record, Optimus Prime wasn't much of a Jesus in the IDWverse, at least, until AHM #9
     
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    It would depend on how these obscure characters get reused, though. They tend to stay obscure because they're mainly redecos.
     
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    I am thinking it would kick ass if the Drift mold would be used to give my namesake Sparkabot a toy.
     
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    That's a bit much. I don't remember Jesus being a Roman general in charge of oppressing people, who went through a spiritual awakening and decided to become a ninja for peace. Wasn't that Kevin Costner in Dances With Wolves? Or Tom Cruise in Last Samurai? Or maybe that guy from Avatar?

    Wait, maybe it was Ghandi?

    Jesus only came back from the dead once. Optimus is more like... Magneto or something. :) 

    Well thank god they invented a totally new character for that role... there aren't many existing G1 character's I'd pour into that role (ESPECIALLY not f***in' Rodimus). Unless it was written by Simon Furman, in which case it would be Grimlock... just because. ;) 

    He wasn't much of a damn CHARACTER in IDW until... well, ever. He's been sidelined in every IDW story arc so far.

    But in terms of communing with a higher power and coming back from the dead, he did that in Furman's run pretty early on.

    zmog