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Re: The end of Transformers Mosaic

Postby RhA » Tue May 29, 2012 7:10 am

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Wow, that's a bummer.
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Re: The end of Transformers Mosaic

Postby Black Bumblebee » Tue May 29, 2012 7:50 am

Okay, something here does NOT sound right. Why would it bother these peeps that the Transformer Mosaic name / logo be used on any future one piece fan fiction pieces?

I get the STRONG feeling that we're not being told something, and I don't like it. Someone told them to pull the plug... someone is threatening legal action... or someone is being paid off.

Either tell us the whole truth, or admit that "someone" is keeping you from speaking up.
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Re: The end of Transformers Mosaic

Postby WhiteRabbit » Tue May 29, 2012 8:05 am

There's no conspiracies folks, it's just time to shut down.

There's nothing stopping anyone from starting a whole new project of their own. We're just putting the bookends on TF Mosaic itself.

Thanks for all the kind words and support over the years everyone!

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Re: The end of Transformers Mosaic

Postby gothsaurus » Tue May 29, 2012 8:50 am

Aw. I'm bummed about this because it highlighted some of the best fan art, and kept things in a framework.

I don't want to dig through thousands of deviant art pages about fan-characters, and what-ifs to be able to find the serious, classy, in-continuity, great ideas, writing, and art. I don't have the time or effort to filter through all the mediocre stuff to find the "Mosiaics."

I'm truly going to miss Mosaics and it its regularly being featured.

So seriously, someone pick up the gauntlet and take the helm of continuing this properly? Proofing and keeping up to snuff and in continuity?

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Re: The end of Transformers Mosaic

Postby BeastProwl » Tue May 29, 2012 10:38 am

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Well, Heres an idea!
Get a ragtag group of site members with alot of time on their hands to go through Devientart and pull out all the best ones, then you can feature "The best of Mosaics" on the front page.
Just a thought...
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Re: The end of Transformers Mosaic

Postby gothsaurus » Tue May 29, 2012 10:49 am

All this said, I'd LOVE the notion of being able to get a printed version... maybe of the best ones? Or all of em! Heck, would only be 300 pages, right?? :-D

I was sad to see a lot of the Mosaics were low res... certainly too res to print, and SOME even to low res to read the text.

I wonder if higher res scans exist of those... or if anyone has an archive that's actually print-ready. (Since print resolution 300 dpi is four times that of screen res 72dpi) It would be awesome if a ZIP archive/torrent were made available of the collected works.

It's a shame most of these never saw print. They should have a permanent home with the fans instead of a fleeting online view.
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Re: The end of Transformers Mosaic

Postby Windsweeper » Tue May 29, 2012 2:29 pm

Hopefully, IDW or some other company will collect these at some point.

The Mosaic will be missed. I'm hoping that old Furmanism, "It never truly ends!" will come to pass at some point.

As an old Transformers fan, I'd just like to say thanks to all involved for 5 years of amazing work. Good luck in your future endeavours.
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Re: The end of Transformers Mosaic

Postby Snowy » Tue May 29, 2012 3:10 pm

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Transformers Mosaic encouraged me to explore continuities beyond what I already knew. Most importantly, however, it encouraged me to try out the comics. I will always remember my favorite TF Mosaics with fondness, and I still did even when the end wasn't announced. Such talented artists and writers, coming together under one banner to express their love of Transformers through story. Thankfully the pieces will still be available to read, even if no more are added. I always thought the name itself sounded very poetic. Transformers Mosaic: a menagerie of stories brought together to create a picture of the Transformers fandom. I step back and see an image made from all the wonderful comics and art; the what-ifs and character studies-- and it is beautiful.

Thank you for five years of passion and creative expression. We can now sit back and say with pride that the mosaic is complete.
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Re: The end of Transformers Mosaic

Postby gothsaurus » Tue May 29, 2012 3:28 pm

yeah, I'd certainly buy it if IDW put them together for a grin.
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Re: The end of Transformers Mosaic

Postby Stormrider » Tue May 29, 2012 6:56 pm

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Asepticon wrote:We're not being told something. Why would it end? I seldom comment, especially with something negative, but this is BS. I will miss it. People love it. The site is about all aspects of TF fandom, so why does it end? There's more to this. Gotta be.



I agree. I looked forward to reading them each week. I am sure funding and management of the project are probably involved.

Mosiac is just simply the name of the project. Ending Mosiac shouldn't stop fans from still posting their comics.
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Re: The end of Transformers Mosaic

Postby Snowy » Tue May 29, 2012 8:27 pm

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Stormrider wrote:
Asepticon wrote:We're not being told something. Why would it end? I seldom comment, especially with something negative, but this is BS. I will miss it. People love it. The site is about all aspects of TF fandom, so why does it end? There's more to this. Gotta be.



I agree. I looked forward to reading them each week. I am sure funding and management of the project are probably involved.

Mosiac is just simply the name of the project. Ending Mosiac shouldn't stop fans from still posting their comics.

It doesn't. Just not under the name of Transformers Mosaic.

The founders and managers have decided to bring it to a close. Nothing can go on forever, and five years is quite a long lifespan for a project like this. Allowing people to publish more pieces under their title would reflect on them with no way of controlling it. I can understand people being unhappy or sad, but I was honestly not expecting such a wave of suspicion and slander. Accusing Reyk and Knowler of withholding information is highly disrespectful and no way to treat two men that have spent five years of their lives giving us what we cherish to the point of lamenting its leaving. There is no point to all this needling except to express your malcontent with the news, and even if they WERE withholding information they have every right to do so if they feel it unnecessary to share. Please just let this project rest in peace and give thanks for the enjoyment that was given while it ran. Having the information you want to hear would do nothing to change the situation anyway.

I personally respect their decision and understand that this project was never meant to last forever. I am happy for the years that we've had.
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Re: The end of Transformers Mosaic

Postby T-Macksimus » Tue May 29, 2012 11:47 pm

Snowy wrote:
It doesn't. Just not under the name of Transformers Mosaic.

The founders and managers have decided to bring it to a close. Nothing can go on forever, and five years is quite a long lifespan for a project like this. Allowing people to publish more pieces under their title would reflect on them with no way of controlling it. I can understand people being unhappy or sad, but I was honestly not expecting such a wave of suspicion and slander. Accusing Reyk and Knowler of withholding information is highly disrespectful and no way to treat two men that have spent five years of their lives giving us what we cherish to the point of lamenting its leaving. There is no point to all this needling except to express your malcontent with the news, and even if they WERE withholding information they have every right to do so if they feel it unnecessary to share. Please just let this project rest in peace and give thanks for the enjoyment that was given while it ran. Having the information you want to hear would do nothing to change the situation anyway.

I personally respect their decision and understand that this project was never meant to last forever. I am happy for the years that we've had.


:APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: Thank You Snowy. I was just about to do some well warranted butt chewing but you handled it in a more eloquent fashion than I would have given how upset I am about the way all the ingrates and "conspiracy theorists" spouted off their completely selfish and unfounded BS.

Yes it is sad to see the official Mosaic project come to an end but we should be very thankful for the time and energy that all of the folks involved put into this and not bitching about something that people seem to think they are entitled to just because they are fans. You want it, then you put all that time and effort into coordinating such a massive undertaking ON TOP OF everything else that you have to schedule throughout your lives. All the deadlines that these guys had to deal with just for their regular profession, everyone was luck that there were even any Mosaics at all. If these fine gentleman want to walk away then I say to them...

"Thank You for all of your hard work and enjoy your well earned opportunity to step back and catch your breath!" :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: 8) 8)
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Re: The end of Transformers Mosaic

Postby MightyMagnus78 » Wed May 30, 2012 5:11 am

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Sad news :-(
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Re: The end of Transformers Mosaic

Postby ninjha » Wed May 30, 2012 7:41 am

Why not collect the series into a Trade paperback with all proceeds going to charity (sick kids organization?). Maybe the top 300 favs from Devart. Win-win for fans and charity!
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Re: The end of Transformers Mosaic

Postby gothsaurus » Wed May 30, 2012 8:30 am

FANTASTIC IDEA!
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Re: The end of Transformers Mosaic

Postby MINDVVIPE » Wed May 30, 2012 1:01 pm

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That idea might even get Seibertron on the news if enough orders are placed to make a buncha cash.
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Re: The end of Transformers Mosaic

Postby Snowy » Wed May 30, 2012 1:18 pm

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But would we even have the rights to sell products under the Transformers name? I'm not, by any means of the word, an expert in law, but these kinds of things take a LOT of thought, paperwork, and green lights before you can even think about publishing.
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Re: The end of Transformers Mosaic

Postby gothsaurus » Wed May 30, 2012 2:02 pm

yeah, that's why the charity thing sounds like a great idea.
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Re: The end of Transformers Mosaic

Postby Stormrider » Wed May 30, 2012 9:12 pm

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T-Macksimus wrote:
Snowy wrote:
It doesn't. Just not under the name of Transformers Mosaic.

The founders and managers have decided to bring it to a close. Nothing can go on forever, and five years is quite a long lifespan for a project like this. Allowing people to publish more pieces under their title would reflect on them with no way of controlling it. I can understand people being unhappy or sad, but I was honestly not expecting such a wave of suspicion and slander. Accusing Reyk and Knowler of withholding information is highly disrespectful and no way to treat two men that have spent five years of their lives giving us what we cherish to the point of lamenting its leaving. There is no point to all this needling except to express your malcontent with the news, and even if they WERE withholding information they have every right to do so if they feel it unnecessary to share. Please just let this project rest in peace and give thanks for the enjoyment that was given while it ran. Having the information you want to hear would do nothing to change the situation anyway.

I personally respect their decision and understand that this project was never meant to last forever. I am happy for the years that we've had.


:APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: Thank You Snowy. I was just about to do some well warranted butt chewing but you handled it in a more eloquent fashion than I would have given how upset I am about the way all the ingrates and "conspiracy theorists" spouted off their completely selfish and unfounded BS.


No, I think you did a pretty good job, T-Macksimus, at flaming. It is not unreasonsible for people to ask why something is coming to an end especially when it was enjoyed so much by so many people. In fact, it speaks mountains that so many people are moved by the announcement. Calling people ingrates and selfish for asking these questions is unwarranted.
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