I’ve probably made mistakes all over the place but whatevs they’re rough n’ SMOL.
These positions are according to the AU of RP mush Lost and Found, so things are a little different, with the inclusion of a few decepticons. And I seem to have made all of the decepticons so tired of this autobot shit.
Security was the only semi concrete division that had the most members I could find via MTMTE. It’s got Red Alert, Trailcutter, Deftwing, Powerflash, Aquafend, Dogfight, Strafe, Boss, Streetwise, Groove, and now Kindle and Fervor, I thiiiink? So far anyway.
Anyways, pictured in command - Drift, Rodimus, Ultra Magnus, Megatron
Security - Powerflash, Breakdown, Tailgate (in this AU!), Aquafend, Dogfight
so for awhile now I’ve had this otgw au in my head but i never got around to doing anything with it, so I’ll do my best to explain it.
it’s explained that basically if you give up hope in the unknown, you’ll be turned into an edelwood tree to be used for oil for the beasts’s lantern, but as we saw both with wirt and greg on the show that the process isnt immediate and actually takes quite awhile. so if thats the case, what would happen if wirt had taken just a little while longer when he fell asleep and parts of his body actually started to become wood? i feel like normally at this stage, there would be no hope for the lost soul, but in this scenario beatrice would have come and knocked wirt out of it before he had been lost completely. past this point the story would remain more or less the same (save for some trouble walking for wirt) until greg and wirt escaped the unknown.
since its implied that the beast takes your soul when you become an edelwood tree, if you were only partly turned, the “soul” from that part of your body would be taken, essentially killing that part of the body. so, following their escape from the unknown, the base of wirts leg and most of his arm, which had become wood, were amputated due to what the doctors assumed was complications due to hypothermia or something along those lines, although in actuality those parts of him had been taken by the unknown. it would also leave some curious scars on his cheek from where some branches had tried to take hold.
and thats more or less the basics, but if the story were to continue it would probably result in sara volunteering to guide wirt around school until he manages to either get prosthetics or find a wheelchair that works with only one arm. they’d become much better friends during this time.
So, I think it’s pretty clear now that somewhere along the third chunk Peepers will betray Hater and try to take on Dominator himself. We’ve had clues here and there that he wanted to be in charge, such as in The Greater Hater, “let this be a reminder that if you march into MY galaxy, you’re going to have to deal with ME!”; in The Cool Guy he is infuriated by Hater and decides to conquer planets by himself (ultimately failing); in The Bad Hatter, he’s taking out weapons out of the hat and he says “The universe will be MINE!”. Then in The Show Stopper we get this
Yikes, but then we get this
Sweating eyeball ew We see that Peepers is sweating perhaps in hesitation, their relationship have come so far since season 1; in season 1 he used to legitimately FEAR Hater, but after watching all of their plans being easily thwarted by Wander and Sylvia, his hopeless crush on Dominator, he realizes how much of a dope Hater really is, yethe still cares about Hater deeply and vice-versa. Episodes like The Axe show that without Peepers, Hater can’t conquer planets, and in The Cool Guy, we see that without Hater, Peepers can’t conquer any either. I know some of you guys think that Peepers can stand up to Dominator by himself, but in my opinion he can’t; he may be a great military strategist, but in The New Toy we see that Dominator can wipe out the watchdog army without even trying. There was only one person who went toe-to-toe with Dominator and lived to tell the story, and Peepers may need his help in defeating Dominator. (As well as Wander and Syliva)
Is anyone else surprised that Dean hasn’t taken it upon himself to cook five course giant family dinners with turkey and gravy and mashed potatoes and such? I mean he grew up eating fast food and meals like what Sheriff Jody made were pretty few and far between. I sincerely doubt that Dean wouldn’t make them traditional dinners all the time in the bunker. He’s such a foodie that he’d probably spend hours messing around in there.
Why does it always seem like my best isn’t ever good enough? I work my ass off to keep my grades as close to perfect as possible. I stay up studying for hours the moment I find out I’m going to have a test. I read and I proofread and i reproofread and i do all this other shit to make sure everything is perfect, yet apparently my perfect isn’t as good as someone else’s perfect. And yeah, I might just be bitter and ranting because I didn’t get into governor’s school, but I worked my ass off for that, so yeah I’m upset. Idk, I’ll probably be over it by tomorrow. Right now, all I want to do is go up to whoever told me that ‘as long as i try my best, I’ll succeed’ and punch them in the face because I was fucking lied to.
My cat sleeping the middle of my bed. Like I’m cold and tired and I wanna sleep and I’m hella cranky rn and now I’m forced to curl around her, and no I won’t mover her, bc I’m a good person and she deserves a good nights sleep.
Deadpool has been eight years in the waiting for me and it’s been fucking worth every damn second. This movie… I’m gonna have to write something coherent when I have access to the laptop but holy SHIT. HOLY SHIT. Tumblr is gonna dislike some of the jokes and probably be up in arms over them but whatever. The rest of it… it’s… so fucking good.
I’m so lucky I have R and L or Tertia would be the only person I’ve known since I was a child with whom I can be honest about who I really am. I’m so so sad that I don’t have my family. Like. I mean I see them, but I can’t really talk about my life or experiences or they’ll try and bully me out of being queer the same way they tried to bully me out of being neurodivergent when I was a kid.
And I am not going to let them sand off any more of my nature. And I am not going to listen to one more lecture about what a willful fuck up I am. But I’m still not ready to let go of them. They hurt me, but I love them. Whatever happens, I will probably be heartbroken over this all my life.
So I got 23:45 which isn’t the best for me but I got 2nd female out of all the others and 1st out of my age group. I believe I got 5th out of 15 total, men and women included. Time to go home and take a nap.
The American college has become an institution with an overall negative impact on American society. The operative model of such an institution must be reformed if any reversal of this impact is to be sought.
Though some pursuits on the campuses of American colleges (notably, those of significant intellectual and experiential worth to the individual and society) continue to be useful, the cultural degeneration and waste of resources generally present far outweigh any benefits in the current state of affairs. This degeneration is a direct result of the commodification of the college in mainstream American society. This can be attributed to the conversion of colleges from institutions defined by high aims to businesses defined by profit margins.
For the sake of comparison, an idealized institution will be described thus. This institution would be comprised of a decentralized conglomeration of departments devoted each to a major discipline (e.g., English, Physics, Computer Science, Economics, etc.) which freely associate and self-govern in matters of administrative policy and finance. The departments would mutually coordinate as needed for each other’s benefit in matters of co-related academic purpose. The departments would each generally manage the provision of their own distinct organizations as they see fit. The matter of these organizations could materialize in the establishment, operation and maintenance of: academic resources, residential facilities, dining facilities, administrative systems, infrastructure and any other matters of concern to all constituents of the department. The conglomeration of departments would maintain some form of a centralized committee which handles matters of interest to two or more of the departments at a given time, with equal power and input endowed to each department.
The idealized institution described thus far would have a wide range of benefits. The decentralization of the whole would ensure that no individual interest could commandeer the resources of the institution for the interest’s own one-sided gain at the expense of the whole. Perhaps an even more significant benefit derived from this model would be the removal of a profit-seeking mentality on behalf of some centralized body of administration—the likes of which currently exist in virtually all collegiate institutions in America. Furthermore, the specialized and intensive nature of such an institution would ideally preclude the presence of some student whose engagement is motivated by some reason other than their own intellectual and experiential self-improvement. (A wide range of other benefits and implications of such a model could be imagined, but are collectively too complex in scope to be delineated here. Additionally, the presence of a generalized, multidisciplinary liberal arts component to the American college experience is a notion to be noted here as important; however, this singular issue is not relevant to the major concern presented as a whole—and will not be addressed further.)
A more tangible perspective on the current state of the American college will now be examined in a manner somewhat foreign to the abstract, “organizational” perspective taken for the idealized model previously described. The purpose of this shift in manner will be to illustrate specific effects of the major trend initially presented (i.e., the commodification of the American college) and thereby provide greater context for the idealized model.
In a general sense, an American college “education” is treated by the American public of 2016 less as a stage of intellectual maturity and more as a period of convention in one’s life. This period is characterized by “youthful, reckless naiveté” following the completion of a high school education—in much the same way that some cultures still maintain an arbitrary period following the death of one’s spouse as one characterized by “mourning and solemnity.” This is the extent of the American public’s popular notion for such a time in one’s life. No credence is paid to the way such a stage could actually improve oneself through their investment of effort. Indeed, this stage is actually viewed by the average college “student” of 2016 as a time to endure the occasional academic obligation for the greater sake of consistent, socially-sanctioned intoxication and juvenility. This state of engagement is undertaken with the vague expectation of obtaining some credential in the even more vague interest of “socioeconomic mobility” (if that). (This is very clearly a generalized—almost caricatured—depiction which does not apply to all students of all colleges. However, the stated purpose here is to address a trend which constitutes the generally negative effect of the American college on American society.)
In a specific sense, the social environment of the American college accomplishes the aforementioned cultural degeneration through the semi-official institutionalization of the attitude just presented. This social environment is one in which the activities of such organized bodies as “Greek letter organizations” (i.e., fraternities and sororities) effectively fetishize reckless, socially problematic and hedonistic behavior with no claim to a purpose beyond the engagement of a mandatory stupidity. This phenomenon clearly exists in direct opposition to the very existence of the word “intellect”—the definition of which the American college at least nominally claims to exist for.
It should be noted here that a very minimal portion of the faculty in collegiate academia itself is complicit in the growth of this trend.
However, the conversion—from the administrative bodies’ points of view—from the goal of intellectual growth to the goal of profiteering (made intrinsically desirable by the realities of a short-sighted hyper-corporatized epoch in American society) has diluted the value of the American college beyond repair. It is for this reason that such institutions’ models must be reformed if there is any hope for their future usefulness to American society.