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Real name: Dirge
Member Since: 19/12/01
Membership Status: Member

Hi everyone. I hope you enjoy my fanspecs and toy reviews. For those who are interested, many of my toy reviews have pictures at my website - www.cliffbee.com.
 
Reviews by Dirge
Waspy takes the day off...

Rated: G
Categories: Beast Wars
Characters: None
Genre: Comedy
Location: Library

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 1932 - Hits: 1258
Complete?: Yes - Published: 31/12/01 - Last Updated: 31/12/01
Reviewer: Dirge Signed star star star half star
Date: 08/06/04 Title: Chapter 1: Waspinator's Day Off

I'm so torn. On the one hand this is a rather well written story, on the other hand, I've always felt Waspinator copped a raw deal. Poor, poor, Waspinator - he can't even catch a break in the fan fiction!

Runabout and Runamuck are evil, psychopathic Decepticons who like to make things explode. Hilarity ensues.

Rated: G
Categories: Generation One
Characters: None
Genre: Comedy
Location: Library

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 1855 - Hits: 1286
Complete?: Yes - Published: 13/05/03 - Last Updated: 13/05/03
Reviewer: Dirge Signed star star star star half star
Date: 27/11/03 Title: Chapter 1: Green Valley

I loved this piece. I'm a shameless fan of Runamuck, I'll admit, but it's more than the focus of this story that appeals to me. I love the way this is cleverly written to make the Battlechargers more than incidental comedic relief. The author puts a method and meaning to their mayhem, which I really appreciated.

I go temporarily insane as I contemplate a Japanese Beast Machines export, or at least the resulting accompanying manga. "He is Magmatron. Now he makes his appearance ... and Magmatron laughs the laugh that will be heard again."

Rated: G
Categories: Beast Machines
Characters: None
Genre: Comedy
Location: Library

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 1142 - Hits: 586
Complete?: Yes - Published: 31/01/04 - Last Updated: 31/01/04
Reviewer: Dirge Signed star star star star star
Date: 31/01/04 Title: Chapter 1: Dinobot Otaku Rumba!

My brain hurts.

The war on Cybertron has stagnated to a bloody stalemate when the supercomputer Vector Sigma becomes active again, sending a group of three young Autobots and one bitter veteran into space to locate the Ark and the long-lost Autobot leader Optimus Prime.

Rated: G
Categories: Generation One
Characters: None
Genre: Drama
Location: Library

Series: The Odyssey
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 6793 - Hits: 499
Complete?: Yes - Published: 03/06/04 - Last Updated: 30/08/04
Reviewer: Dirge Signed star star star half star
Date: 08/06/04 Title: Chapter 1: The Odyssey Begins

I like the fact that this story deals, indirectly, with the movie cast (Hot Rod, Arcee and co). Specifically I'm glad the author is giving a reason for why the old, experienced, Kup suddenly "appears" during TF:TM. The link established between Arcee and the other Autobot femmes in the cartoon is also a nice touch. My only gripe is the tendency to refer to Autobots as "people" instead of "robots".

Kup, Springer, Hot Rod, and Arcee set off on their journey to find the Ark and Optimus Prime. The Decepticons have other ideas, though, and might put an end to the Odyssey before it has even begun.

Rated: G
Categories: Generation One
Characters: None
Genre: Drama
Location: Library

Series: The Odyssey
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 6494 - Hits: 552
Complete?: Yes - Published: 08/06/04 - Last Updated: 30/08/04
Reviewer: Dirge Signed star star star star
Date: 08/06/04 Title: Chapter 1: The Ambush

A good second installment, which follows nicely from the first, and improves on it. As any multi-part story should, it's left me eagerly awaiting the next episode.