lost robot

  • You: Transformers is just a dumb kids thing hahaha
  • Me: *has flashbacks of Sunder, the DJD, Overlord, Vigilem's mind merging with Windblade, the TFP Autobot's base being blown to smithereens, Shockwave undergoing Shadowplay and empurata, Breakdown being murdered, the entire "Thirst" episode, Terrorcons in TFP, Prowl being mentally infiltrated and forced into a combiner, Anode hallucinating Lug, IDW Arcee being experimented on, and many, many, deaths*
  • Me: yeah definitely

So I’ve seen people say the narrative demonizes Getaway, and I’m not saying he’s not an asshole (he is) or that you have to like him (I don’t), but I think his portrayal is more nuanced than people sometimes give it credit for? I mean, the protagonists definitely think Getaway’s just a one-note villain, but I think it’s pretty clear we aren’t supposed to agree with them because:

1) The way the protagonists treated Getaway after what he did to Tailgate was outright cruel, and we’re supposed to see it as outright cruel

This shot is horrifying, and it gets almost half a page to itself. This is not how you frame a shot when you want your viewers to rest easy, feeling like justice has been served. And then there’s this:

The protagonists so far haven’t admitted that they went too far (and probably won’t, since they think Getaway sicced the DJD on them), but the comic doesn’t seem to be trying to deny it.

2) Megatron is the only one Getaway wanted to get hurt

Getaway is pissed at Rodimus. Getaway doesn’t respect Rodimus. But Getaway wasn’t trying to kill Rodimus. That’s made obvious here:

But even back when the comic was trying to make us think Getaway was behind sending the DJD–before we found out the DJD came of their own volition–there were hints that he only wanted Megatron dead (”one of you will probably get hurt”):

From Getaway’s perspective, he dropped the protagonists off on a harmless planet and sent the Galactic Council specifically to pick up Megatron. He couldn’t know the DJD was coming, he probably didn’t know Overlord was coming (as far as he knows, Overlord is dead), and he called the Galactic Council after the fact to ask if they kept their word. He probably knew there was a chance it’d go bad, but he had no way of knowing just how bad.

In conclusion, we are not supposed to agree with the protagonists. Not completely, anyway. They were already angry enough to go way over the line with Getaway’s punishment, and now they (reasonably, under the circumstances) believe that Getaway did something way worse than he actually did. Getaway is still terrible! And it remains to be seen how much he’ll actually care about what happened. But the protagonists are not reliable judges of Getaway’s character right now, and I think we’re supposed to see that.

anonymous asked:

what's TFP Optimus Prime, Somekecreen , MTMTE Ultra Magnus and Rodimus reaction if their human s/o clothes fabrics get stuck to one of their servos or part of their body

TFP

Optimus Prime

  • Apologizes even if it’s not his fault. 
  • He’s extremely careful as he helps to get you unstuck
  • He’ll hold you in one servo as you tug on the fabric, and gives you instructions
  • If it’s so stuck that you have to take the garment off he gets so embarrassed. He’ll turn his helm and force his cooling fans to stay off.

Smokescreen

  • Laughs as you try to get yourself untangled
  • He ends up ripping your clothes on accident
  • He’ll apologize, but he also complains that there’s still a piece of fabric in his seams.

MTMTE

Ultra Magnus

  • SO scared he might hurt you trying to get you untangled.
  • He gently tugs at your clothes, murmuring under his breath
  • It’s uncomfortable for him because he’s got something stuck in his seams and he can’t move much without jostling you.
  • Finally, you just resort to wrestling yourself out of your shirt, and fall over topless on Magnus’ lap just as Megatron comes in. Awkwardly, he puts the data pad he brought down and shuffles out.

Rodimus

  • Immediately suggests you just remove your clothes.
  • He tries to get you off as quick as possible because he’s restless. 
  • Suggests burning the clothes off then immediately goes “wait, no, that’s a bad idea-”
my favourite character’s weapons in no order

optimus prime: lava axe and blue lazer guns

bumblebee: shooty guns

arcee: lesbIAN BLADES

chromia: sheer power of anger alone

Starscream: words and screaming

Thundercracker: pureness

Ironhide: he is the weapon

Wheeljack: who knows what it’ll be next

Megatron: a giant a$$ cannon – wait, you don’t fight anymore? oh, wait, so now the power of edge and darkness is at your side? oh, there’s your cannon again. nevermind. No fighting. Just words.

Rodimus: a campfire gone wrong

Ultra magnus: rules

Prowl: tables

Fulcrum: suicide – wait, that doesn’t work

Misfire: mistakes

ratchet: the power of being 100% done with everything

Grimlock: flame sword

whirl: zero shits

rainbowneko1  asked:

So how would mtmte Cyclonus/tailgate, Rung, Megatron, Whirl, and Rodimus deal with a very grumpy/agitated female human s/o who is cramping and in pain and on their time of the month?

Cyclonus is calm even when you’re being a huge grump. He’s more concerned about getting rid of your pain. While he gathers some supplies Tailgate fluffs up blankets and pillows. Cyclonus comes back with your medicine and something sweet to drink, as well as a healthy snack. They cuddle up to you to keep you warm and take turns telling you stories. Once the pain ebbs you’re sleepy, and they sing you to sleep while Tailgate rubs your head.

Rung sees how agitated and uncomfortable you are, squirming and whining. He helps you to the wash racks for a warm shower; you’ll feel much better once you’re clean. He even washes your hair; he gives the best head scritches.  When you’re squeaky clean and content he rubs the tension from your back while you munch on candy. You’re given extra snuggles and kisses.

Megatron is… bothered, to say the least, by human blood. It’s not that he’s squeamish; it’s the memories that come with the blood. He’s more freaked out than you thought he would be. Several times he suggests taking you to Ratchet- should you really be bleeding that much? He gets you a heating pad, stocks up on products, and brings you candy. He dotes on you and is even more scared of hurting you than usual. If he has a meeting he asks Ravage to keep an eye on you.

Whirl thinks you’re pretty badass. Wow, you can bleed for six days without dying! When you get grumpy he just laughs it off, honestly it’s so cute when you try to be intimidating. He asks Ratchet to give you some pain medicine (more like demands) and gets Rodimus to pull over so you can get some sweets. He’s also extra protective when you’re not feeling well. Everyone thinks he’s being annoying, but you know he’s just taking care of you.

Rodimus drops everything. HIS BAE IS IN PAIN??? NOT ON HIS SHIP! Cancel his afternoon, Magnus, he has to take care of his s/o! This is not time for work! He steals Swerve’s collection of Disney movies and wraps you up into a blanket burrito- is that enough blankets? Are these snacks okay? He tucks you under his chin and puts on Treasure Planet.