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Truly beautiful and evocative.
That was charming. I laughed out loud when I read the name 'Bluebomber'. Love the Goons. :-)
I hate pink too!
Excellent stuff! I'm sorry to hear that this is the last we'll be hearing of Black Storm, both the character and the author!
Ouch! I feel sorry for poor old Waspy! ;-)
Fantastic submission! Phantom makes her characters seem so alive! You almost feel that you're in Optimus Prime's old room, looking over his things.
A good response to the Botcon comic!
This song parody had me LOL! It's perfect! I can just see Starscream singing this!
A very well-written psychological viewpoint of the war. Good stuff! :-)
What a great fanfic! Great characterizations, great use of Beta (now there's a character that didn't get enough air time) and the fact that I didn't have to fix a single spelling mistake is certainly a plus for this admin! Wish all the submissions were like this one! ;-)
Awesome series and it's getting better!
I'm embarrassed to admit it, but the last line of this submission came as a surprise. I didn't guess who the speakers were. But the moment I read the last line, I realised I should have. After all, there's only one telepathic Decepticon dad! Great work, Kevona!
You've written music for this? I'd love to hear it! :-)
It's been 5 minutes and I'm still laughing because of this fanfic. Excellent! I just *knew* Wheelie was EVIL! :-)
That was the funniest fanfic I've read all year! I particularly loved the way it sank into utter madness - the banana chucking elves, Megatron's turd obsession. I'm looking forward to reading the sequel *hint* *hint*! Will the Matrix get thrown into Mt Doom instead of the One Ring? Will Gollum show up and replace Wheelie? Will Gandalf replace his horse with a 4 wheel drive? These questions must be answered! :-)
Creepily enjoyable. The Borg have always given me the shivers, particularly the calm way they walk towards their victims and adapt to their victim's weapons. I got the shivers again when the whole lot of them turned and started walking towards Soundwave. Good work! :-)
This fanfic truly destroys the concept of the ‘girly, fluffy Autobot femme’ and points a finger at the way real life society treats women as well. Don’t miss this fanfic!
A very interesting look at the world from Blurr's point of view. I never thought before how isolating Blurr's speed would be. Not to mention the fact that he must be permanently bored, waiting around for mechs to finish their sentences! ;-)
That's the best 'origin of Shockwave' fanfic that I've read!
Who asked Carly’s permission to transform Daniel into a Headmaster? No one. This fanfic shows Carly’s reaction to Daniel’s transformation and it’s traumatic and very well written.
I wonder what event made Optimus reflect in that way? Perhaps the sequel will tell? :-)
Unintentional joke line of the year, “They lean into one another and kiss passionately, an odd thing for a robot to do, seeing how there is no stimulation in that area of their face.” Hello? Why are they doing it then?
Quite frankly I couldn’t bear this story and I’m still wondering why I validated it. It combines absurd contradictions about female Transformers and Transformers sex like the one above, with frankly misogynistic attitudes towards women and Prime is portrayed as a condescending idiot.
The contradictions start the moment female Transformers are mentioned. In the same paragraph the author says, “Sexual preference wasn't really in the nature of transformers, since they don't copulate or produce children on the biological nature” and “Optimus Prime and Elita One were destined lovers”.
Paragraph after paragraph follow where Optimus and Elita kiss and talk mushy to each other while the author insists that they’re not really being sexual, despite appearances to the contrary. It felt like being caught in a warped nature program.
[Nature Program Narrator]
And now we see the Autobot couple mating again, although they’re really not mating because Transformers don’t have sex.
[/Nature Program Narrator]
It’s fair enough to believe that Transformers are asexual but why have them talk mushy, kiss passionately and stare lovingly into each others’ optics while denying all the time that they’re being sexual? It would have been better to leave those parts out and simply show Elita and Optimus as friends.
Now we get to the condescension part, where Optimus dismisses Elita (a being equally as powerful as him) and she answers with gooey submission. Yes, that scene is similar to the one in the cartoon but it’s clear the author hasn’t read a lot of fanfic or he’d be familiar with what female fans think of this scene (here’s a hint, read “Decisions” by Fiona Walker on this site). The author doesn’t question Optimus’s attitude in the least, which is worrying because the cartoon is over 20 years old. Attitudes towards women in society have changed enormously in that time but the author is stuck in a time warp!
The author’s attitude timewarp is further exemplified by the descriptions (unquestioned by him) of female Transformers being built as slave sex bots, being ‘useless’, being ‘burden on society and a danger to Cybertronian life’. The final line, ‘hell hath no fury like a woman scorned’, rings hollow thanks to Elita’s submissive reaction to Optimus Prime’s condescension later on.
In a word, this fanfic is horrid. :-(
Am laughing loudly out. Goodly tale! We readed in loudness, the laughter am forcible.
An excellent and thought provoking look at the reasons behind terrorism. Sometimes it takes a work of fiction (can you say Uncle Tom's Cabin? ;-) to cut through all the biases and hatred and show the injustice experienced by certain groups of people. I know I'll keep this fanfic in mind next time I watch the evening news.
Funny stuff! :-) Only one thing:
Wheeljack: I wanna take you out and *BOOM* double up *BOOM BOOM*
Heh, should that be Warpath saying that? He's the guy who says, "*BOOM*."