For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Princess Maxon.
Here is a huge thing that confuses me about Aligned canon (I mentioned this the other day but want it to have its own post):
The war begins after the Council meeting.
At the meeting, Orion Pax is named Optimus Prime, told he is the rightful bearer of the Matrix when it is found, etc. and Megatron gets pissed off at this and Falls From Grace.
Megatron was a revolutionary. He was the leader of the rebellion!
Why would he, of all people, go Full Villainy because… He didn’t like what the Council said the government should look like?
He ALREADY THINKS their decisions about government are terrible! That’s what being a rebel leader means!
I get that the thing angering him is supposed to be that he expected them to agree to step down to avoid war, which meant he would become leader by default. And I get that naming Optimus was them not doing that.
But I still feel that… This idea that Megatron’s anger was mostly jealousy, a sort of “but I’m the big brother and he’s the little brother, why does HE get the throne? *tantrums ensue*” can’t quite be it. He already has no faith in these people making wise governmental decisions, and even if he expects their surrender, he surely knows they aren’t *actually* sitting around like “This Megatron guy. Good leader. Yup.”
So why should he start caring about their decisions just in time to get civil war inducingly (somehow relevantly Different from, you know, the other civil war that would’ve started if they hadn’t surrendered) upset?
Which leaves me with the headcanon that at least to Megatron’s mind, and probably in fact, there must have been meaning to that choice that wasn’t just “we, understandably, really loathe the leader of the rebellion. Just on principle. He started a rebellion! Rude.”
It must have been designed to create a rift between them. Possibly as a “well, if OUR government fails, we want YOURS to too. Pthtbttttt!” Possibly because #AnybodyButMegatron. Possibly as a way of angling for some power in the new government by making sure this Optimus guy doesn’t totally hate them, so maybe some of them can like, low-key become advisers later and get some power back. Shhhhh.
And it makes more sense to me if something like THAT is what pissed Megatron off enough to make him go nuclear on his BFF. Like, “dude, I’m a villain, I know you don’t like it but I know villains, these guys are Up to Something. Come the fuck on. Nobody’s that naive.
”….PRIMUS FUCK ME HE FELL FOR IT. Why is this my life?“
Ok this may seem like a weird question but do you know who started calling yogurt 'yogurt' and why? Cause in Bulgaria we only really call it 'кисело мляко' (literally 'sour milk') so I was wondering?
You’re probably gonna laugh but one of its oldest “use” is attributed to nomadic turks. So, the worldwide used word is derived from Turkish "yoğurt" (probably in relation to the verb yoğurmak, which means "to be curdled or coagulated, to thicken")
So this is only a guess, but seeing how this masked asshole used to rule over half of the world, probably other kingdoms/empires were introduced to it via the turkish name during the ottoman times and the rest is history.
Turkey : Hey France take this it’s called yogurt France : Honhon yaourt you say? NOT BAD. Bulgaria : nO WAIT IT’S SOUR MILK IT’S WAY MORE LOGICAL Turkey : shhhhh you have no power here Bulgaria : but it makes no sense?? Turkey : I DONT CARE?? I CALL IT WHATEVER THE FUCK I WANT. EVEN IF I WANTED TO CALL IT COAGULATED MAMMAL JUICE, I’D FUCKING DO IT WHO CAN STOP ME???