Posts tagged: transformers
oh hello fire guts ginrai
My niece will play with my Transformers when my nephew does, but she has never shown a real interest in my Transformers comics before. Until I showed her Windblade #1 and told her it was about girl Transformers and she pounced on it like a parched man on a desert oasis. I didn’t realise she wanted female Transformers that much. (She wants a Chromia toy now.) My dream of sharing my hobby with her has come a little closer.
You want to know why Windblade matters? This is why Windblade matters.
my niece loves arcee and grimlock
An Ark by definition is a Vanguard-class Deep Space Interceptor. It carries robots.
Yeah, realizing that, say, Transformers fandom operates nearly identically to how my church did was one of those crucial parts of my young adulthood. It certainly didn’t happen overnight. Like Joyce, I had that sort of whimsical “ha isn’t that weird” idle thought at first. It took years before the reality of what that probably meant would take hold.
SCOTT & STORE TALK IDW’S WINDBLADE: THE FIRST TRANSFORMERS COMIC CREATED BY WOMEN
CA: You’re the first female writer/artist team on a Transformers book. In an ideal world that might go without comment, but I’m curious to know if you’ve encountered much resistance, especially from those who might see Transformers as a “boys” franchise.
Mairghread Scott: IDW and Hasbro have been nothing but supportive of us and, although it’s not possible for the Internet to be happy about pretty much anything, the negative comments we’ve gotten have been far outweighed by the positive responses. Change in a brand — and its creators — is never easy, but it’s absolutely vital and most fans realize that. I hear far more people who see Windblade as a great step toward opening the brand to new readers and new stories than I do fans who want everything to stay just as it was. I see far more fans being excited about the fact that Sarah’s art is completely different from the other (still fabulous) books, than wishing she could just ape someone else’s vision.
Sarah Stone: I’ve been keeping my nose to the grindstone since the announcement to work on the books, so I haven’t really been looking around much. What I have seen has been very supportive and I feel very humbled by that, but my main priority is just to have the books look as awesome as I’m physically capable of making them. Hopefully the art will speak for itself, and that I’m a girl will be just a footnote.
okay so i just tagged that bit as team mikaela and NOT EVEN KIDDING and i could point out that canonically she actively affected the plot more than sam in all three movies (and she wasn’t even in dotm but THAT WAS HER FUCKING LINE)
i love mikaela because shia and bay went on a press junket and everyone asked them if megan fox got fired because she was a bitch and they said ‘well i wasn’t going to say anything but since you asked’
and then they called her character a bitch on screen in dotm
so fuck that and fuck them
anyways this is what i’m thinking as i watch the internet flip out bc megan fox is april o’neill now
finally finished return of the king and now i am going to watch transformers and possibly revenge of the fallen
bc i, apparently, hate myself
and the alternative is writing sad fanfic about merry and pippin living an extra hundred years because they drank the ent draught, and outliving everyone except arwen queen of gondor and legolas and old grumpy gimli
That’s basically all cars. The only reason I even know what a lambourghini is is because Transformers does like fifteen a year. Those handful of years that HasTak did Alternators my car knowledge skyrocketed like 33,000%.
got a second stealth shell for half price at walgreens for my fish-men space faction
they also had kreo transformers micro changers wave 4 and cityville collection 2, which, i guess that’s still a thing even though target put all of series one on deep clearance.
going to another walgreens now to try to get kreon rodimus.
also i found a vintage copy of risk for $3.99 at goodwill but nobody here wants to play so come over
I know some of my friends will enjoy the Megatron/Ratchet moment >3
hey remember that time i totally killed you? good times.
When I was a kid reading the Transformers comic I didn’t pay much attention to who was writing it, but I did notice a distinction between the epic cosmic stories of time travel and grand-guignol crazy Galvatron that we got some weeks, and the significantly more restrained stories we’d get at other times. It turns out the epic stories I remember were the UK fill-in strips written by Simon Furman, but, on re-reading, Bob Budiansky’s US comics have a quiet charm I’d missed at the time. For instance, the saga of Decepticon Fuel Auditor Ratbat’s struggles to assert bureaucratic control and insist on proper cost-effectiveness metrics for the schemes of the Decepticon leaders (the art here is by Don Perlin).
why i am so excited for this toy