the former general man

How Do You Transformers Anatomy: A Guide By A Fan

Also titled “Grey’s Anatomy Transformers Style”

OKAY SO I HEAR A LOT OF PEOPLE GET CONFUSED ABOUT ALL THESE WORDS AND TERMS FOR TRANSFORMERS (because we, as a fandom, like to use fancy words for our robots, we have literally reached subculture status guys we have our own dialect congratulations) AND DON’T KNOW WHAT TO USE FOR WHAT SO BECAUSE I TOO SUFFER I WILL HELP YOU

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WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO ME

  • Been here since I was 12
  • Fanfic writer
  • I’m smart
  • “I was here before TF was cool” hipster status
  • Transformers consumed my life

THAT’S MY QUALIFICATIONS OK HERE WE GO

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Otto Skorzeny and The Paladin Group

If any real life historical figure could be a Bond villain, Otto Skorzeny would definitely be a leading candidate. A former Nazi SS commando, stalwart fascist, and Cold War soldier of fortune, Skorzeny was the stereotypical cloak and dagger “bad guy” from any dime store spy novel, complete with a gnarly facial scar. Seriously, he could be a villain straight off of “The Blacklist”. During World War II he was an SS colonel, commando leader, and Hitler’s favorite soldier. He was best known for the daring rescue mission of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, who was captured by Allied forces after the surrender of Italy.  He also commanded a special infiltration unit composed of English speaking German soldiers who wore American uniforms and infiltrated American units behind enemy lines. Throughout the war Skorzeny would become one of Germany’s most highly decorated soldiers, participating in and commanding several commando missions.

After World War II Skorzeny was prosecuted for war crimes, but was released when British MI6 decided not to use their evidence against him as it would expose their intelligence networks.  A man without official citizenship with any country, he first lived in Ireland, then Spain after gaining the support of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. He was eventually granted a passport by his home country, Austria, and Spain, but Skorzeny wasn’t the sort of man who needed a passport to travel across the world. In the late 1940’s and early 1950’s he was a member of ODESSA, a clandestine group which smuggled ex-Nazi’s out of Europe to avoid war crime tribunals.  He founded a large fascist political network in Spain, which printed and destributed fascist propaganda and created branch organizations throughout Europe and Latin America.  He also served as advisor to Argentinian President Juan Peron and bodyguard to his wife Eva.

In the early 1950’s Skorzeny began to organize a mercenary group mostly composed of German SS, Gestapo, and Wehrmacht veterans.  The goal of the group was to support fascist regimes and right wing extremist movements across the globe. This was mostly in the form of training, especially guerilla groups, but also by providing crack commando troops and boots on the ground. In 1960 his mercenary group was officially incorporated as “The Paladin Group”, co-founded by a rogue American CIA Special Operations officer and ODESSA member named Col. James Sanders. If there was a conflict that occured in Europe, Africa, Latin America, or Asia during the 1950’s to mid 1970’s, you can bet your bottom dollar The Paladin Group (or it’s nameless predecessor organization) had some role in it. The roots of The Paladin Group can be traced back to 1952 when Skorzeny was recruited by CIA man and former WWII German General Reinhard Gehlen for operations in Egypt. At the time Egypt’s monarch, King Farouk (CIA codename “Fat Fucker”) had been overthrown in a military coup, and Egypt was led by President Gen. Muhammed Naguib.  Naguib used Skorzeny and his men to train the newly modernized Egyptian Army and various commando units in preparation for a possible plan to oust British forces from the Suez Canal. Skorzeny would later become advisor to Naguib’s successor, President Gamal Abdel Nasser.

For the most part, The Paladin Group supported fascist/dictatorial regimes or right wing extremist guerilla/partisan movements and vehemently opposed left wing or communist movements.  However, Skorzeny often took jobs that either suited his needs or put a lot of cash in his wallet. A perfect example would be in the mid 1950’s when he was contracted by both the Israeli’s and Palestinians.  Among his most famous (or infamous) clients was PLO leader Yassir Arafat, and Skorzeny planned Palestinian raids into the Gaza Strip in 1953 and 1954.

Throughout the 60’s The Paladin Group served a wide variety of clients. The Spanish Government hired them to fight a clandestine war against the Basque Nationalist Group ETA, they were hired by the South African Bureau of State Security, there were even rumors in the Soviet KGB that Skorzeny was training Green Berets for secret operations in Cambodia and Thailand. One of Skorzeny’s biggest clients was the Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddaffi, who hired The Paladin Group to help plan and execute the coup which put Gaddaffi in power, then to train the Libyan Army.

Between 1967 and 1974 The Paladin Group also took part in the organizing and execution of a series of military coups in Greece, leading to a civil war in which the Greek monarch, King Constantine II, was ousted from power and replaced with a military dictatorship.

The Paladin Group came to an end in 1975 with two major events.  First, Otto Skorzeny died of lung cancer.  Second, Francisco Franco likewise passed away.  With Franco gone a new democratic government came to power, one which had little tolerance for fascist organizations.  The Paladin Group was expelled from Spain.  Without a home and the leadership of Skorzeny, The Paladin Group was disbanded.  Peashooter hopes that producers make a retro James Bond movie with Otto Skorzeny as the bad guy. That would be so awesome!

Sick (Alexander Hamilton x Reader)

Word Count: 474

Request/Summary: Alexander is sick and won’t go to bed and FLUFF (I have sucky summary skills. Deal with it.)

Pairing: Alexander Hamilton x Reader

AU: Hamiltime

Warnings: None… probably…?

A/N- This is probably the shortest thing I’ve ever written. Whatever. 


“Alexander, are you alright?” You asked, noticing your husband hunched over his desk, sweaty and pale.

“I’m fine.” He waved you off.

“Perhaps you should get a good night’s rest.” You proposed, stroking his hair.

“I need to finish this.” He replied, still not looking at you.

“Alex, you’re burning up.” You said, touching his face. He pushed your hand away gently.

“It’ll be gone by morning. You go to bed, I’ll be there in a few minutes.” He squeezed your hand and you left for bed with a sigh. You crawled into bed, familiar with the cold emptiness that welcomed you from the other side.

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General Jinn is dispatched to join the 212th Attack Battalion and Cody watches General Kenobi interact with his former master, the man who skirted death at the hands of a Sith. He cannot seem to find a suitable definition for their relationship.


Cody knows there is something between his generals, but he cannot manage to describe it. The 212th is the only battalion with two commanding generals. He is definitely not complaining—he has heard rumors about General Krell—but it strikes him as odd. However, General Jinn’s physical limitations could warrant the necessity of a second general considering he rarely joins them on ground assaults. He is fairly adept at flying, but Cody has heard both he and General Kenobi curse the activity.

General Kenobi. He was Jinn’s Padawan almost fifteen years ago, and sometimes still tags along after him like he is not a fully-fledged Jedi Master himself. When Jinn was first set to arrive, Kenobi had been tense and chaotic. The rest of the men were confused, but did not ask questions because they had long ago learned that the Jedi were unpredictable and often gave no answers. Cody had been there when Kenobi met Jinn in the hangar and rushed to his side as he climbed from his fighter—only to be smacked away and threatened with a long wooden cane. He still swears he saw tears welling up in Kenobi’s eyes, but then he was hugging Jinn tight around the chest and Cody could no longer see his face.

Some of the men gossip that they are lovers, and that only further aids the rumor that the Master and Padawan relationship is not as pure as the Jedi want them to believe. Kenobi catches wind of the last piece of information and strikes it down immediately. They get a tense lecture about respecting other cultures and not making up information about things they do not understand. Cody promises him it will not happen again.

Cody does not dismiss the idea of them being lovers completely, but it seems unlikely. He has not seen anything remotely close to physical affection between them since Jinn arrived, but they are Jedi. It would look unprofessional to display that in front of the troops, and Jedi are incredible at hiding. The way they interact leads Cody to believe the relationship is less sexual than some of the men have implied.

The first time they are called on the carpet by Jinn is a learning experience for them all. Kenobi had been injured badly in their latest ground assault and it is obvious to them all now that Jinn is nothing if not protective of him. They are already worried for their general but, by the time Jinn is done with them, also thoroughly chastened by the mistakes they made that caused the injuries in the first place.


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phantom letters

PROMPT : does a fic count-

A/N : hoo boy so after a hella long writers block, this fic , which was written by my lovely friend piehead / tony , it inspired me to write a continuation of the one-shot! please read trading mistakes first, otherwise you will not understand what’s going on! (adding on that this is a male reader fic!) this maay be a series!

WARNINGS : lots of death ments, violence ment, blood ment

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Hak’s Dilemma, Part 1 / 2 or Why I think Hak’s gonna have a lot more lonely nights

Like most Hak x Yona fans, I spend a lot of time yelling fruitlessly at the screen in “Will they or Won’t they?” hell. Mostly I end up wishing Yona would be just a tad less “leader of the revolution” and a tad more “Oh Hak, you’re my respite/love/hunka hunka burnin’ love!”. The comedic ‘misunderstandings’ between them are hilarious (and Jae-ha’s Shipper on Deck / A Rival Appears! status is even funnier).

But vol. 12 has had a lot of Hak POV (and a great backstory 2-parter, which I’ll go into in part 2), which has made me reconsider the obstacles to their romance from Hak’s side.

First, in their old life, he clearly had made up his mind to be the supportive “best friend” and lend his considerable strength to a theoretical Yona & Soo-won reign. So he has to sort of massively switch-gears mentally and emotionally, which is no less hard for him than it is for Yona. And we know what a hard time Yona has just avoiding bursting into tears when someone mentions that Hairclip of Horror.

Second, Hak is both a man and a soldier (or former-General, if you prefer). As a man, Yona’s his one-and-only love, who he’d literally take an arrow for, or follow willingly into death if the worst happened. Everything in his makeup says to spirit her away somewhere safe and protect her from harm.

But as a soldier, he’s entranced by Yona’s burgeoning skills as a military leader. She has legit reasons for what she does, and certainly she doesn’t kill people unnecessarily. But as leader of the dragons (and inheritor of dragon power?), she shares some of their bloodlust. Plus, their situation and travels are building up in Yona a certain ruthless practicality. Some folks would (should?!) find this a bit sad or scary, but Hak just thinks it’s charismatic & sexy. Some part of him wants to see Yona get out of dangerous situations, just to see that side of her in action.

Finally, is what I call the Kyouko problem (from another great series with a broken-personality OTP, Skip Beat). Yona is broken emotionally from what Soo-won did, no question about it. Under normal circumstances, it would be hard enough for Hak to get her to change from seeing him as a BFF/brother-figure to potential husband. Given the fact that her previous & only experience with romantic love ended with a sword thrust (which isn’t a metaphor here, but y'know it could be…), she’s probably never 100% going to trust another person in that same way.

Hak would very obviously like to use the whole “good romance is the cure for bad romance” approach, but Yona is not going for it (or at least not yet - I have hope!). Since he’s her BFF in addition to being her suitor, he’s doing the truly manly thing by just backing off and giving her time to heal. It’s both funny and sad to watch his struggle - he needs to heal too, after all.

Part of me thinks that somebody like Hak, who also had such a tight, complicated relationship with Soo-won, *can’t* be the one to help Yona through this. When she sees Hak, or thinks of him, she’s got to also be thinking of Soo-won - they were inseparable. Same goes for Hak when he sees Yona - the ultimate protection for her will be / might be to confront & kill Soo-won. But that opens a whole other can of crazy, to be discussed in Part 2.

(Lovely images from the folks at Titania Scanslations - keep up the great work guys!)

(If you liked this, have a look at Hak’s Dilemma, Part 2 / 2 or Why I think Hak can’t kill Soo-won.)