starscreamian:

vanity has this connotation (not just in the feminization of gay men and the villainization of said feminization but also the villainization of pride in oneself) of (non medical) narcissism and conceit and unwarranted pride ? ?

and in a society with caste, and with bias against the form he chose to take (thank you Starscream that was an incredibly bigoted comment)

it becomes a sort of weaponization against those who would destroy you and he looks really good, he is MEANT to look really good, his character design is evocative of great expense, his interior is modernized and flashy, LEDs, modded rims, he takes great care of himself and in his appearance, he is a gorgeous car, he’s the kind of car that a lot of people would be proud to own and maintain

again

unwarranted pride

what is unwarranted pride?

well i don’t think it’s worthless to define so let’s say unwarranted pride is the kind that destroys people around you in order to flourish, toxicity, predatory pride, the pride of comparisons

Knock Out never drags anyone else’s appearance down to make himself feel big

he praises starscream he praises breakdown he praises ARCEE for christ’s sake

so the crime is

feeling good about himself

ok gotcha

I have been thinking about this literally all day.

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lmfao at the idea that anyone who wants to talk about Starscream as a victim of abuse is automatically a white knight or an apologist

lmfao at the idea that people only “white knight” Starscream because he’s pretty

lmfao at the lack of acknowledgement of context or nuance or the fact that there are different canons with different Starscreams in different circumstances and they cannot cannot CANNOT be all lumped together and treated like the same character

lmfao at the same generalizing trivializing misogynistic bullshit as always

l m f a o

15 of 52 Transformers: TFA deluxe Blackarachnia

It’s Blackarachnia for week 2 of Gynoid Month!

Like most of the TFA toys, Blackarachnia here is really solid.  Gogeous robot mode, solid spider altmode, pretty easy transformation IIRC (it’s been a while), and I LOVE the colors.  The coppery-gold paint they used on her is beautiful.  She does have fused wrists, which is a shame but pretty common for TFA deluxes, and the mandibles for her spider mode both popped off and are long gone, so that’s something to watch out for with her.

Shame about the way TFA handled her story— and all their gynoid characters, tbh.  Poor Blackarachnia suffered from a pretty basic woman-scorned-turns-evil backstory and femme fatale characterization, and was as almost as much an object in the manpain narratives of the male characters as Arcee (who, remember, was LITERALLY a mindwiped object for most of the show).  

I’m a huge fan of TFA, I still consider it the strongest TF fiction and will happily talk up its attendant toylines, but I will not forgive nor justify the way it fucked over its few female characters.

15 of 52 Transformers: TFA deluxe Blackarachnia

It’s Blackarachnia for week 2 of Gynoid Month!

Like most of the TFA toys, Blackarachnia here is really solid. Gogeous robot mode, solid spider altmode, pretty easy transformation IIRC (it’s been a while), and I LOVE the colors. The coppery-gold paint they used on her is beautiful. She does have fused wrists, which is a shame but pretty common for TFA deluxes, and the mandibles for her spider mode both popped off and are long gone, so that’s something to watch out for with her.

Shame about the way TFA handled her story— and all their gynoid characters, tbh. Poor Blackarachnia suffered from a pretty basic woman-scorned-turns-evil backstory and femme fatale characterization, and was as almost as much an object in the manpain narratives of the male characters as Arcee (who, remember, was LITERALLY a mindwiped object for most of the show).

I’m a huge fan of TFA, I still consider it the strongest TF fiction and will happily talk up its attendant toylines, but I will not forgive nor justify the way it fucked over its few female characters.

so I got to meet Adam Baldwin at STL Comic Con and he was super-nice and has giant hands and an incredibly firm handshake wow and he signed one of my TFP postcards ahhhh

and also he told me and my girlfriend that one of the reasons Breakdown got killed off was the production team ran out of money and had to cut voice actors so wow thanks TFP team for spinning us that blatant bullshit about how Breakdown’s character arc was over instead of just admitting that you guys fucked up your budget 

forever a love-hate relationship with this show

so I got to meet Adam Baldwin at STL Comic Con and he was super-nice and has giant hands and an incredibly firm handshake wow and he signed one of my TFP postcards ahhhh

and also he told me and my girlfriend that one of the reasons Breakdown got killed off was the production team ran out of money and had to cut voice actors so wow thanks TFP team for spinning us that blatant bullshit about how Breakdown’s character arc was over instead of just admitting that you guys fucked up your budget

forever a love-hate relationship with this show

14 of 52 Transformers: TFPRiD deluxe Arcee 

In honor of the Windblade miniseries kicking off soon, April is GYNOID MONTH here at Fandom is a Way of Life!  First up: TFP Arcee!

I have both the Robots in Disguise Arcee and the First Edition Arcee.  I have to say I like both of them equally.  The RiD one is closer to on-model for her and scales a little better to the rest of the line, but the FE one is a nicer color and has better paint apps.  They’re both pretty well poseable, which is nice, and they both have similar clunky back-and-butt motorcycle kibble, which is less nice but totally understandable for motorcycle-alts.

I keep meaning to go in and customize this one— at the very least I want to give her her pink details, which are COMPLETELY LACKING from this version— but I haven’t gotten around to it yet.  Maybe after STL Comic Con.

14 of 52 Transformers: TFPRiD deluxe Arcee

In honor of the Windblade miniseries kicking off soon, April is GYNOID MONTH here at Fandom is a Way of Life! First up: TFP Arcee!

I have both the Robots in Disguise Arcee and the First Edition Arcee. I have to say I like both of them equally. The RiD one is closer to on-model for her and scales a little better to the rest of the line, but the FE one is a nicer color and has better paint apps. They’re both pretty well poseable, which is nice, and they both have similar clunky back-and-butt motorcycle kibble, which is less nice but totally understandable for motorcycle-alts.

I keep meaning to go in and customize this one— at the very least I want to give her her pink details, which are COMPLETELY LACKING from this version— but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. Maybe after STL Comic Con.

waywardangelsandhunters:

emily-adomestic:

I made these to put up around my school for my school’s GSA. They are quotes from some little known bisexuals about their bisexuality.

Lets stop bisexual erasure and remember, bisexuality is real!

The thing that upsets me most about this post is that I didn’t know this about most of these people until this post. Proving that bisexual erasure is alive and well…. and it needs to stop

(via elendraug)

nostalgiabombstudios:

Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con starts next Friday and Nostalgia Bomb Studios will be there! Come see us, we’ll have all these great fandom and original jewelry designs by Nella, and much much more!!

nostalgiabombstudios:

Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con starts in a week and Nostalgia Bomb Studios will be there! Come see us, we’ll have these great fluffy animal hats and more!

con soon con soon con soon

(via starscreamian)

Oh yeah, I forgot to post this before I went to work.  A necklace I made!  Probably going to have a few of these at Wizard World STL!!

Oh yeah, I forgot to post this before I went to work. A necklace I made! Probably going to have a few of these at Wizard World STL!!

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13 of 52 Transformers: TFP Beast Hunters deluxe Prowl

Wow this was a HARD figure for me to find.  He was released in the last wave of BH deluxes— a wave that had 6 figures re-released with no change, a Bumblebee redeco, and him.  I know the wave made it to STL because I found the Bumblebee a couple of times, but I never found Prowl.  Eventually I had to bite the bullet and get him off eBay, because I really wanted him.

(My girlfriend later found him in a Chicago WalMart on clearance, doublepacked with some other BH figures.  Sigh.)

He’s great, though, so I don’t regret the way it worked out.  He’s a redeco of the Smokescreen mold but I really prefer this version— the headsculpt fits the body better, IMO, and I really like the black and white paint.  He does look unfinished in alt, most of the paint apps are on his robot mode, but that’s how I display him so I don’t mind.  Probably my biggest criticism is the mold has fused wrists, I hate that personally, but he’s pretty poseable despite that so I don’t mind too much.

Overall just a really, really striking figure.  Check out that light piping!  Goddamn.

13 of 52 Transformers: TFP Beast Hunters deluxe Prowl

Wow this was a HARD figure for me to find. He was released in the last wave of BH deluxes— a wave that had 6 figures re-released with no change, a Bumblebee redeco, and him. I know the wave made it to STL because I found the Bumblebee a couple of times, but I never found Prowl. Eventually I had to bite the bullet and get him off eBay, because I really wanted him.

(My girlfriend later found him in a Chicago WalMart on clearance, doublepacked with some other BH figures. Sigh.)

He’s great, though, so I don’t regret the way it worked out. He’s a redeco of the Smokescreen mold but I really prefer this version— the headsculpt fits the body better, IMO, and I really like the black and white paint. He does look unfinished in alt, most of the paint apps are on his robot mode, but that’s how I display him so I don’t mind. Probably my biggest criticism is the mold has fused wrists, I hate that personally, but he’s pretty poseable despite that so I don’t mind too much.

Overall just a really, really striking figure. Check out that light piping! Goddamn.

starscreamian:

nikkinicolep said: Okay I’m amused (and even more intrigued)

You know how TFP Megatron was passed over by his class-privileged associate, Orion, by the ruling Council, which was determined to deny basic rights to like half the planet?

Imagine that, but so much more blatant and Keldor was literally the rightful heir to the throne but got passed up for his younger half-brother literally due to being half a species that the Council feared 

of course he was upset about this

also he lashes out and hurts his underlings for failing him but doesn’t laser-focus abuse on any one person, and he often allows them to do things — interrupt him, argue with him, make alternate suggestions, even backtalk him sometimes — that megatron would never allow, so it’s a lot easier to sit through

seriously though why is every council ever the most evil thing i don’t

The thing I like about Skeletor is that most of the time, his expectations of his people are very clear, and when they fail him, they pay the price. Now obviously it’s not GOOD that he’s violent towards his lieutenants, violence against anyone is NOT OKAY, there are never good reasons for it no matter how people try to justify, BUT. It stands in contrast to TFP Megatron in that it’s reliable. It definitely makes him a lot more tolerable as an antagonist than TFP Megatron ever was.

starscreamian:

So Nella came up with some compelling MOTU headcanon while we were discussing everyone’s favorite Gar warlord

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starscreamian:

nikkinicolep:

Still can’t believe people try to defend Megatron pitching the car Vehicon.

'he was just angry and didn't realize he'd grabbed a nonflier he didn't mean it' BULL SHIT HE LOOKS RIGHT AT THE POOR DUDE AND EVEN IF IT WAS JUST IN ANGER THAT DOESN'T MAKE IT OKAY CRIMINY

TFP Megatron stans and TFP Optimus stans (frequently, scarily, the same people) are the worst people

how can you legitimately argue that megatron wasn’t wrong to murder a vehicon but hold starscream accountable for murdering one

jesus fucking christ it’s the same fucking act with the same fucking badge but because one of them is transfeminine, clearly he’s evil and the ultra masculine one was just “angry”