That's How I Roll For it! - A silly photocomic 4 years in the making (sort of)

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That's How I Roll For it! - A silly photocomic 4 years in the making (sort of)

Postby Stryyder » Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:40 pm

So about 2012 I started this goofy little thing called That's How I Roll For It (or Thirfi to save space). Not too long after that I took a hiatus due to life and I have recently started it back up. So in addition to expanding episodes, I figured I'd expand the scope of where it's posted. I'll start posting back-episodes in chunks until we're caught up (shouldn't be hard, I'm only at #36 as of writing this)

Since I'm rewriting these, I will take a little time to add background and tidbits about things in hindsight(which I will block out with some autobot symbols :BOT: for idenfication). Enjoy!

Updates (approx) M-W-F

Table of Contents
:BOT:The first set of comics I did were nothing more than a few gags I had come up with the figures I had in my collection. It initiates a few small gags that would later grow into running gags as well as the basis for my in-story setting, which will be explained later. :BOT:

Opening One-Shots
Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4

Mini Invasion Arc - Wherein Wheeljack's invention doesn't work.
Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 Episode 8 Episode 9 Episode 10 Episode 11 Episode 12

Bonus One-Shot - In which we learn that the herd made it back safely
Episode 13

Welcome To Dranox! (Introduction Arc) - Wherein FOC Optimus learns the ropes.
Episode 14 Episode 15 Episode 16 Episode 17 Episode 18 Episode 19

2012 Holiday Spectacular - Wherein Unicron sees more ponies, Roddy gets the Schultz treatment and Wreck-Gar gets sued by EVERYONE.
Episode 20 Episode 21 Episode 22 Episode 23

Welcome to the Neighborhood Arc -
Episode 24 Episode 25 Episode 26 Episode 27 Episode 28 Coming soon...

Episode 1 - Allspark Hallows Eve
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:BOT:Way back in the day I would play an OLD copy of MechWarrior. One of the first things I noticed on CHUG Warpath was that if I transformed the arms into treads, it just looked a LOT like the SRM launchers on the VERY basic jenner class mech, hence the joke.:BOT:

Episode 2
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Re: That's How I Roll For it! - A silly photocomic 4 years in the making (sort of)

Postby Stryyder » Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:29 pm

Episode 2 - Fighting like Cats and Dogs (get it? cause Ravage is a cat, and the other one's named Hound...you get it, right?...ri..DON'T JUDGE ME!)
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:BOT: I picked up alternators Ravage in a trade. I've got about 4 or 5 different Ravages including the USB flash drive one. This joke just seemed to write itself. I'm a big fan of physical humor, but I will admit it's hard to do in comic form. :BOT:

Episode 3
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Postby Stryyder » Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:33 pm

Episode 3 - My Bot Wants to Party All the Time

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:BOT: So again, making use of unique bots. Music Label Optimus was a gift from my awesome wife. And a chance to showcase the 1986 movie soundtrack is always great. :BOT:

Episode 4
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Postby Stryyder » Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:40 pm

Episode 4 - Primus is a Dick

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:BOT: A quick follow up to the last episode. An the beginning of a trend. Beware, Primus can be a bit of a dick. :BOT:

This caps off the opening one shots. Starting in Episode 5 we begin our first proper story arc. Elements from these one-shots will continue into the story as we go.
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Re: That's How I Roll For it! - A silly photocomic 4 years in the making (sort of)

Postby PrymeStriker » Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:44 pm

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Re: That's How I Roll For it! - A silly photocomic 4 years in the making (sort of)

Postby Stryyder » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:52 pm

(NOTE: you may notice that we are in a new setting. These were originally made and posted in the closing months of 2012. As such, my main stage table had been commandeered for some holiday related stuff. The temp stage lasts through this arc but we return to the main stage afterward.)

Episode 5 - Optimus Minor

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*author's note: error - bottom speech bubble should be pointed at Optimus.
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:BOT:So yeah, I ended up trading for a few WST/STT bots. I had UB Optimus sitting around and figured his articulation was better for comics than the classic one from the Music Label bot. So the combination with Wheeljack and an extra gun bit equals shennanigans. :BOT:
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Postby Stryyder » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:56 pm

Episode 6 - Must not fall into the wrong hands, and other 80s plot devices

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:BOT: Not much else to say here. By this time, I was planning the whole story arc in advance and this one was just an added laugh to let everyone know this dupe ray McGuffin is gonna be a thing. :BOT:
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Postby Stryyder » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:58 pm

Episode 7 - Keep out of Reach of Children

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:BOT: Oh yeah, Mini-OP is back! He became a pretty fun character to write for, just because he does whatever I want him to do and it works. The blue thing Wheeljack is working on is just a random model I had on hand. I generally regulated non-speech bubble text to sound effects and "background" statements that aren't really important to the plot. But I think it works on Mini-OP as a principle to set him apart. :BOT:
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Postby Stryyder » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:03 pm

Episode 8 - Small Soldiers

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:BOT: So, even after last episode's comment about non-speech bubble speech, I'll be completely honest: I JUST noticed I forgot speech bubbles on the final panel...

Ah well, life goes on. So yeah, BotShots. They're many and they're troublesome...:BOT:
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Postby Stryyder » Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:08 pm

Episode 9 - Just a Little Invasion

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:BOT: Cheesy...so cheesy. I'd like to hope that my writing has improved. This story was the first chance to flesh out my world and it really gave small personality bits to everyone. Primus is an enigma, as you'll see in future episodes. Next time we see another force to rival the BotShots. Not sure why I settled on "brgl" and "drgl" as their general vocabulary. I just like the sound of it. :BOT:
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Episode 10 - Hanging with CJ

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:BOT: So I had this in my head for quite a while when I started doing these. The pun seemed so obvious. I think I bought Prime CJ JUST for this joke. :BOT:
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Episode 11 - A Battle of Not-so-Epic Proportions

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:BOT: Oh no, My Little Pony! Yeah whatever. Flutterguy for life. So yeah, you need a devious dangerous army to deal with a devious dangerous army. Nuff said. :BOT:
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Episode 12 - I'm Sure They Won't Mind

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:BOT: Out of sight, out of mind. Well, that's the end of the mini-bots arc. I'll give you guys one more little one shot that was a bonus originally before I started my second proper arc, which is ironically the arc that introduces the setting of my comic. :BOT:
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Episode 13 - The Difference Between Anecdote and Antidote

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:BOT: More from the file of jokes that were stockpiled at the start of this whole thing. If you hadn't noticed yet, pranking Unicron is a favorite past-time. You'll learn a bit more about that next arc. :BOT:
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Postby PrymeStriker » Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:51 pm

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Oh my God.

This photocomic is amazing. You've earned a fan. :APPLAUSE:
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Re: That's How I Roll For it! - A silly photocomic 4 years in the making (sort of)

Postby Stryyder » Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:51 am

Thanks! ^_^ I'm hoping to catch this up to the one I post elsewhere soon. We're still in my 2012 stash (before my 3 year hiatus, lol), but working fast to get caught up. In fact here's the next arc!

Episode 14 - Welcome to the Neighborhood

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:BOT: Ok, so the basis of many a photocomic is either just random setting with toys or multidimensions. This pretty much is what I wanted to do, but I wanted to avoid the war stuff, plus Unicron is fun to write as the butt of jokes. So here you have Dranox! :BOT:
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Postby Stryyder » Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:10 pm

Ep. 15 - A Fables Reference No One Will Get

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:BOT: So here's another quick bit of exposition. This concept is actually playing quite a bit into my current storyline (eps 38-50 ish). So more on that later. :BOT:
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Re: That's How I Roll For it! - A silly photocomic 4 years in the making (sort of)

Postby Stryyder » Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:11 pm

Episode 16 - A Rose by any other Alt Form...

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:michaelbay: I'm a bit of a purist. Not a "geewuner" but definitely a detractor of Mr Bay's attempt at TF cinema. I promised myself I wouldn't go overboard with the in-universe criticisms (which is easy because I own VERY few movie bots) but some things have to be said. How are you supposed to be "in disguise" when your disguises are all either huge, obnoxiously colored or prototypes that no one has ever seen before? :michaelbay:
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Postby Stryyder » Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:12 pm

Ep. 17 - It's Still Rock and Roll to Me

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:BOT: Ah fun times. Soundwave is one of my favorite bots. Especially in the new IDW G1. Here are a few of the different versions. This was just before FOC Soundwave was released, but I made sure to grab the Disc-bots early and they make an EXCELLENT DJ booth. :BOT:
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Postby Stryyder » Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:13 pm

Episode 18 - Not Quite as Good at Naming as Toriyama

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:BOT: So I gotta say, this is still one of my favorite strips, probably #1. Gave me a chance to use some various bots, including Decepticons which I realized have been pretty sparse so far. An old Strongbad joke and an homage to one of the best Photocomic makers I've seen. If you get a chance to check out Grimlock 13's first set of funnies, please do. That's the inspiration for the final panel and the whole series is just fun. :BOT:

Read them here (you might have to go to the link in his signature for a small side site with a chunk of them, as the originals seem to be down on their respective hosting sites)
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Episode 19 - The Last Unicron Crack for a While, we Promise

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:BOT: Well, that rounds out that arc. This led me into the 2012 Christmas season, so I did a special at the time. As well as a return to my main stage. Expect that next! :BOT:
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Postby PrymeStriker » Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:19 pm

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This is my favorite panel so far.
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Re: That's How I Roll For it! - A silly photocomic 4 years in the making (sort of)

Postby Stryyder » Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:38 pm

(this story arc originally ran on December 22-25 2012. As such some jokes or references may be outdated)

Ep. 20 - The End is....No

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:CON: So this was a holiday special I did in the original run in 2012. I really like the writing in this one. Especially the 4th wall break in the final panel. This was the one that pretty much cemented Unicron and Primus's roles. Primus is the herd master of the Ponies, but they have a thing for Unicron and don't find him intimidating at all. :CON:
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Postby Stryyder » Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:42 pm

Episode 21 - A Roddy Brown Christmas, Take 1

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Furmanism's, learn them, know them, live them.

:BOT: Simon Furman really is one of the best TF writers around, but his "isms" tend to be his downfall. I think I may have rushed the joke a bit. I could have added a panel of realization before the final one. And yeah, I made myself a badass looking X-Men figure. Big whoop, wanna fight about it? :BOT:
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Postby Stryyder » Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:46 pm

Episode 22 - A Roddy Brown Christmas - Take 2

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:BOT: Just can't get this shot right. Wreck-Gar's monologue is probably one of the best bits I've done. Gotta love him and his speech impediment. :BOT:
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