Differences between popular fanon and IDW G1 canon:

Popular fanon: Optimus was a devoted spiritual leader.

IDW G1 canon: Optimus was an atheist.

Popular fanon: Rodimus was a young yet capable leader.

IDW G1 canon: Rodimus was a man-child.

Popular fanon: Arcee was a people-person with gentle spark.

IDW G1 canon: Arcee was socially awkward and undefeatable warrior.

Popular fanon: Bluestreak was a sweet woobie who needed a hug.

IDW G1 canon: Bluestreak was a traitor.

Popular fanon: You can trust Prowl.

IDW G1 canon: You cannot trust Prowl.

Popular fanon: Jazz was a charming social butterfly that could woo anyone, no matter what species they were.

IDW G1 canon: Have you seen how awkward Jazz was trying to reach out to that girl?

Popular fanon: Orion Pax was a nerdy bookworm with kind heart and hidden courage, hated violence and good at diplomatic.

IDW G1 canon: Orion Pax was a super cop, diplomatic was not his strong suit, and when really, really angry he quick to resort to violence (asked Prowl).

Popular fanon: Sideswipe was a witty prankster and talented merchant.

IDW G1 canon: According to TV Tropes, Sideswipe was a dumb muscle.

Popular fanon: Sunstreaker was the writers’ favourite twin to kill in order to induce angst.

IDW G1 canon: Sunstreaker was Simon Furman’s favourite plaything.

Popular fanon: Ultra Magnus was Optimus’s brother.

IDW G1 canon: Ultra Magnus was a legacy.

Popular fanon: The Dinobots and the Protectobots were Ratchet and Wheeljack’s children.

IDW G1 canon: They were not related.

Popular fanon: Swoop was the Dinobots’ field medic.

IDW G1 canon: The Dinobots used to have a medic and he was not Swoop.

Popular fanon: Perceptor was never wrong no matter what he did (and he was awesome even without a sniper gun).

IDW G1 canon: Perceptor sometimes did something wrong…

Popular fanon: Elita-1 was a badass female leader.

IDW G1 canon: Elita was a badass female leader and evil.

Popular fanon: Jetfire/Skyfire was Starscream’s Morality Pet.

IDW G1 canon: Did they ever interact with each other?

Popular fanon: Combiners teams were siblings and were a norm in Cybertronian society.

IDW G1 canon: Combiners teams were five or six unrelated bots forced to join together and were considered perversion by some.

Popular fanon: Sideswipe and Sunstreaker were inseparable.

IDW G1 canon: Sideswipe and Sunstreaker had strain relationship.

Popular fanon: Ratchet was grumpy and caring.

IDW G1 canon: Ratchet was grumpy and caring.


Covers for Lost Light 7, 8, and 10. Issue 8 was posted as the cover to LL Vol 2, so I’m not sure if it’s used for that AND issue 8 or just that, but it was done for issue 8.
There’s a 9, but it hasn’t been fully shown yet.

Lines by my sexily talented friend, @markerguru001
Colors by this guy who is unimportant.

anonymous asked:

High school au Prowl, Jazz, Smokescreen, and Bluestreak? I loved the last one btw!

Thank you!! <3


A fucking dick

Used to date Chromedome

They had a nasty break up though

Now he is 100 percent jealous of Rewind 

Has like no friends

Until some of the football team start to stalk him.


Probably uses some underhanded ways to get some of his good grades

He really just needs a friend

But don’t talk to him in class he’ll get mad

Worse than Minimus about school rules

‘No running in the halls!’

“Excuse me where IS YOUR HALL PASS”

“Get back here miscreant” 

Would probably escort misbehaving students to teachers

Horrible at Gym

Has gotten hit in the face many times

On purpose or on accident he’ll never know

Wears ties and dresses all formal

Probably has been since birth

Monotone, meanish kinda voice

Does his hair like Captain America

Acts like him too


You’d think he’s not the kind of guy to get detentions but flipping desks during class does that to you


Too young to gamble but does anyway

Online gambles at lunch on his phone

and during class

Probably has a fake ID

Makes bets with people all the time

Wins every single fucking time

Like make a bet about anything with this dude at your own risk

Makes hella money from it anyway

Has too much energy

Idolizes his history teacher (Optimus)

Trying to save for a car so he doesn’t have to catch the bus to school

An ace at chance and probability in maths

Good at blending in with the crowd despite his bright dyed blue steak in his hair

Wears a lot of white but somehow doesn’t get anything on it during his entire day at school

Skips classes sometimes

Usually English

Is a fan of race cars and stuff like that

Even likes the movie Cars

Used to be in an on and off relationship with Sideswipe

Late to class a lot

Carries his backpack by only one strap oh damn


Teachers avoid picking on him in class to read out loud because he just nyooms through the whole thing

On the football team but the only thing he can do well is kick the ball straight through the goal posts

Most of his friends just have no idea what he’s saying cause he’s talking so fast

Gets in trouble a lot for talking during class

Makes bad puns a lot

Terrified of going to English class

Loves history though

A bit jittery

Talks to Rung a lot

Doesn’t really like Rodimus, and gets annoyed when they have the same classes

Really big, wide brown eyes

Forgets the code to his locker a lot

Sometimes gets picked on for talking so fast

It’s a terrible school and they have Sentinel as a principal so nothing is done about stuff like bullying

Always has chocolate in his backpack


More than meets the eye Part 3

This one isn’t very good, I apologize. Also, it’s confusing as hell.

And so, the Pilot comes to an end, in a confusing little finale filled with robots having silly plans, Starscream being Starscream, Optimus losing his shit and people shooting at things without ever hitting. Also, it turns out all the Energon they’ve been fighting for will not be used to get back home, but to fuel a completely silly show.

What do the Autobots do, now that they’ve spontaneously (and off-screen) decided to no return to Cybertron? Find out in the next recap, where we will examine (and be severely disappointed by) Bumblebee’s spying skills, observe strange battle tactics involving cave entrances and meet up with an old friend. 

EDIT: I know it’s Ant-droids and not androids, I chose to go with the latter because I despise puns, but wanted to keep this moment in because it’s ridiculous.

Even More Things I Know For Semi-Certain

- Elita One has giant robot heterochromia
- Megatron is the reason the drones have names and are all painted different colours
- Cybertronians use a base-16 (hexadecimal) number system
- Before money became worthless due to the war, the shanix was actually the highest denomination of currency on Cybertron. It was roughly equivalent to a hundred dollar bill.
- The lowest denomination of currency, was the ‘bit’, and 1 shanix was worth 256 of them (in decimal).
- Optimus Prime has to sleep on his front for two reasons;
- 1) he has primary cooling vents on his back (rather on the sides of his chest like most bots… or on the backs of his legs should you be Megatron)
- 2) he has smokestacks on his shoulders, obviously this makes sleeping on his side uncomfortable
- If he were to sleep on his back, he would overheat due to obstructing his vents, and he’d be very uncomfortable on his side, for comparison put an empty bottle or something else vaguely cylindrical under your shoulder while laying on your side. Not comfy.
- Prowl and Bluestreak are spark siblings, they were created separately but their sparks are almost identical in frequency and composition.
- They also have another spark sibling, Smokescreen, who is closer to Prowl in age than Blue is.
- Smokescreen (and most other bots I need later but can’t fit in atm) are on various colony worlds around the galaxy.
- Spark siblings are rare, but are more common amongst Praxians for some unknown reason.
- Historically, the oldest members of the high council would sit apart from the younger members, not permitted to speak on matters that would affect future generations.
- The council would be preceded over by the Prime, who would represent the southern hemisphere, and the Lord High Protector, who would represent the northern hemisphere.
- What Cybertronians call south, we call north, because apparently they feel like being complicated.
- Spark corruption is a terrible illness that kills all people who get it one hundred percent of the time. There is no treatment, there is no cure, there is very little that can be done to alleviate the symptoms or the pain it causes as the sufferer’s spark corrects itself into oblivion
- Bumblebee was found as an unsparked protoform during a battle, when the High Council still retained forces of their own and were desperate to acquire more.
- Optimus was the one who found him, and finding Bee’s incubating protoform awaiting its spark was what caused him to cut ties with the High Council altogether
- Optimus was also the one to take Bee’s protoform to Vector Sigma for sparking, basically making him Bumblebee’s father.
- Bumblebee sometimes shares Optimus’ berth with him, especially on colder nights.