are there plans for proper character arcs/development, in the sense that the characters will have changed at least somewhat by the end of the series? there have been hints of this, but no way to be sure, as a result of the episodic nature of the show.
I never planned for the show to have that level of development when i pitched the show— but as we’ve been writing more and more episodes, my team and I have had certain evolving feelings for how to keep things interesting–and that has led to, as you’ve noticed, hinting at certain attitudes/relationships shifting with characters. Nom Nom is definitely a prime example, and we explore that in an upcoming episode with him and Grizz a little more in “Anger Management”.
Hello TFWiki! I have a question. Uh.. I'm new to everything Transformers that's not Michael Bay's. Where should I start in order to know all about TF? (Or much enough to understand the story) Thank you very much!
It’s a tough question! Transformers has been going for over 30 years now, so there are many different versions of the story, most of which stand on their own and are able to be enjoyed without having to read or watch the other stuff. At this moment in time, there are a few good places to “jump in.”
Besides the movies, Transformers basically breaks down into five separate “groups” of stories that are distinct from one another. There’s Generation 1 (the original, which serves as the inspiration for most everything), the Beast Era (a subset of Generation 1, about the descendants of the Autobots and Decepticons from the future, who turn into animals), the Unicron Trilogy (a series of three anime from the early 21st century that revolve around the Transformers seeking out magical power-items), Animated (a Teen Titans-esque animated series from 2007 about the Autobots as superheroes on Earth) and the Aligned continuity (so named because it draws a lot of different ideas from throughout the history of Transformers together and makes one big story out of them).
In terms of cartoons, we’d typically recommend checking out either Transformers Animated or Transformers Prime, two of the most popular Transformers cartoons there have been. Animated began the same year the first live-action Michael Bay film came out, so you’ll see some deliberate similarities in it, like the use of the AllSpark (which was a new idea created for the film - though it’s not a cube in this cartoon!). Prime came a few years later; it was developed for TV by the screenwriters of the first two live-action films, and has some thematic similarities, like the Autobots working in secret with the human military to fight the Decepticons. In fact, it begins with the ‘bots already on Earth, with their alliance with humankind in place, and is written to suggest that something rather like, but not precisely like, the first live-action movie has already occurred in the recent past, so this is probably your best bet.
The Prime cartoon is part of the
aforementioned “Aligned” continuity, and so is part of a universe of shows and stories that include the sister series Rescue Bots and the sequel Robots in Disguise, as well as the War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron video games, and tie-in comics and novels, so these are some of the first things you might like to explore after Prime. Because they take so many ideas from other Transformers stories, they can also be a good primer in advance of you going back even further and exploring some of the older series, if you wish.
In terms of comics books, IDW Publishing currently produces several Transformers titles, including new adventures about the original Generation 1 characters. The series More than Meets the Eye has been hugely successful at bringing in a huge wave of new adult and young adult fans to the brand and is a great jumping-on point for the universe. If you enjoy it, then there’s room to explore further and investigate IDW’s other output, and maybe even go back further to the Marvel Comics stuff.
I have been working on these Promo banners for a few months on and off. They are for @tyrantofthefirmament and My Post Predacons Rising Storyline.
Starscream and Knockout are working to rebuild the city of Vos in our story. The burning away of their metal is symbolism for their passion and efforts as if the city itself is forged from their very own living metal. In the same respect it is a sacrifice that will push the two to the breaking point time and again.
Vos does not have many road ways it consists of high swooping towers that reflect the sky and sway proudly against the winds.
Wind sculptures and architecture fill the city with odd tones that carry and echo through its towers and mingle with the constant roar of jet engines.
This is the Gideon arc I’ve been praying for. Gideon is already such a compassionate and mindful person, so there’s not much to explore in terms of him becoming a better man in that regard. His faith, though? Ripe for exploration. Primed for development. It is positively stuffed with untouched potential. I am going to adore Amonkhet story if we’re getting focus on this.
Solarpunk is exactly what we need right now. The immediate future is almost always bleak in mainstream movies and books. If society hasn’t utterly collapsed, the masses are being controlled by some tyrannical government.
The post-apocalyptic future is infinitely interesting, since there are countless ways to imagine it. Mutants of all kinds, reformed landscapes, the marriage of old and new technology, survivalism–these are fucking fascinating concepts to explore.
But solarpunk offers the same opportunities for imagination in these areas. Androids–humans fused with technology for a myriad of interesting reasons; reformed landscapes–we have a chance to explore what the future could look like if we had direct control over shaping the earth in a way that not only benefits us and our planet, but is also beautiful; the marriage of old and new technology–this is the prime chance to explore the possibilities. “Futuristic” technology exists, but it’s not easily distributed on a mainstream level. Solarpunk offers a chance to imagine what it would be like if we could make these planet-saving technologies widely available, integral pieces of our society. In addition, there are some practices that are simply best when done by human hands and not by a machine. Combining these life-enriching, hands-on simple tools with efficient and seemingly magical new technologies is something I would love to see in my daily life.
Solarpunk is optimistic, innovative, leaves room only for growth and imagination, and directly relates to the problems our planet is going through. By engaging creatively in the solarpunk direction, we can create some real tangible change that could steer us away from the bleak future we all seem to expect. We can live in a green world again, shaped by our imagination and respect for our natural resources, finite and (relatively) infinite.
It really bugs me that the cartoons never delve into the countless stories to be told in the war that leads up to the standard arrive on earth story. I feel that the Transformers Prime continuity could really do a Civil War story justice. Explore the Prime characters past more like Cliffjumper, Arcee and bulkhead and Wheeljack's wreckers days. As well as some of Shockwave's combiner creations.
Well not to put too fine a point on it, and someone’s going to immediately say something about “canon” and “aligned” and “hurfdurfhurf” when we say this, but if you want those stories for this universe, you can always play the War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron video games!
Returning to the Bleach MBTI series! This time, after Ichigo and Aizen, it’s time for Inoue, which I had been actually re-typing quite some times, the functions and her character development were quite confusing, but finally I think I achieved some certainty ^^
Side note: those not knowing about MBTI and not in a mood to research - you can just treat this post as a general analysis of the character personality.
get to know me meme: [1/10] favorite tv shows >> the x-files(1993-forever)
“rich and layered, deep and alternatively light and tragic, it’s the show that changed, well, everything really, about how television drama was executed. it lives on even today, as we see how the protagonists of fox mulder the believer and dana scully the skeptic continue to influence how characters are shaped, and the way the mythology of the show allowed for prime time television to explore new roads of storytelling. it was beautiful and asked the most human of questions regarding our existence and our beliefs, but more than anything, it was a love story in every possible regard— the love for life, the love for truth, and of course, the love for each other.”- unknown
Agency to narrow down list of landing sites for 2020 mission.
NASA’s Curiosity rover is in the prime of its life, exploring the rocks, soil and air of Mars. But the agency is already planning its successor — and this time, the scientific stakes are higher.
On 14 May, planetary geologists will gather in a hotel near Arlington, Virginia, to begin hammering out where NASA might send its next Mars rover, set to launch in 2020. The plan is to build a machine that is nearly identical to Curiosity, and equip it with fresh instruments to probe the Martian surface.