Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Annotated Almanac II!!!

Transformers Uber-Fan and all-around great guy Chris McFeely has been working non-stop for the past 11 days or so, attempting to document every reference, every hidden message, every tiny scrap of data squirrled away in the Almanac. Well, he's finished his work and published it on-line, so go check out this massive document!  He's done a remarkable job at it, too.  I'd say that less than 2% of references remain undiscovered. (I'm not counting things that were obvious references that he just hasn't figured out yet, I mean things he's completely missed.)

In honor of his accomplishment, I figured I'd post the complete text of something only partially visible in the book: Ultra Magnus' speech from the board game.  McFeely correctly identified it as being a derivative of Churchill's famous "we will fight" speech... here it is in its entirety:

We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in Vehicon, we shall fight on Antilla and Vespa, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in space, we shall defend our planet, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight in the canyons, we shall fight at the spaceports, we shall fight in the asteroid fields and on the moons, we shall fight in torus states; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this planet or a large part of it were subjugated and energon deprived, then our Commonwealth beyond the stars, armed and guarded by the Autobot Navy, would carry on the struggle, until, in sparks good time, the Expansion, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the homeworld.

1 comment:

Valkysas said...

That man is insane. I applaud him.