leggystarscream:

mllemusketeer:

Fascinating how most of the ‘Windblade is anti-feminist’ rants boil down to: “You can’t have bad shit happen to female characters or that’s sexist”. I also see disappointment that she wasn’t more feminist and that was a letdown.

I think some of us have forgotten how important basic representation is. That a female character exists, is complex (and YES, has strengths and weaknesses—some HUGE weaknesses!) and is the central focus of the narrative is a huge step forward. Let’s not forget that.  

But being disappointed that it didn’t go further and screaming that it’s anti-feminist because of that is childish. We no longer only have Arcee as the only female character in the series. That’s an enormous bloody improvement. 

I don’t care about her size. I don’t care that bad shit happens to her, because guess what, bad shit happens to characters. Your hero is at some point going to be at the villain’s mercy. And no, the crux of the story isn’t her merging with Metroplex, it’s what she does with that knowledge. Negotiating with Starscream isn’t Metroplex. It’s Windblade.

I believe there will be a rant coming later tonight from my friend with a major in Asian Studies on why her design isn’t actually racist. (Cliff notes version: Borrowing from other cultures is not inherently bad. If it was I wouldn’t be able to cook dinner most nights).

 Suffice it to say this Asian puts her in a very different category than Bayverse Drift. 

I thought the biggest feminist gain from Windblade was that it was the first Transformers comic where we had women both writing and drawing.

Which is huge.

Even ignoring Windblade as a character, that we have a comic with a female lead character, a female writer AND a female artist.

In a franchise that recently put out that, canonically, there’s a 12:1 Male:Female ratio in the series.

The existence of the Windblade comic, by itself, is a step forward. The fact that the comic has been successful enough to become and ongoing series IS A STEP FORWARD.

(As for the other concerns… I’ll have to address those when I have more of my head together. But I feel like Windblade and Chromia’s appearence in Sarah Stone’s art isn’t as bad as all that. I mean, especially when put up next to Starscream.)

thefaultinourheadcanons:

emeralddarkness:

ughjohnwatson:

do you ever get in those moods where you don’t feel like reading and you don’t feel like being on the internet and you don’t feel like watching a show and you don’t feel like sleeping and you don’t feel like existing in general

BUT YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING.

It’s in words

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queeneli128:

The notes are broken. This is what tumblr is all about apparently.

queeneli128:

The notes are broken. This is what tumblr is all about apparently.

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Sarah Stone, why your art so good??

mscottwrites:

There was a complicated ritual bargain struck with a being known only as Ink Blood of the 7th Level.

Four IDW interns died in the process, but their sacrifice was clearly not in vain.

We Who Survived do not speak of what occurred. We are only thankful we yet endure.

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eabevella:

cmo-of-doom:

guileless-second:

sirsoundwave:

phase6blackshadow:

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shattered glass!overlord is robot santa 

this is verY IMPORTANT

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[what the fuck even is SG]

(( SG is literally the best thing to ever happen to me I think. ))

Aaaww so he IS dead.. such a shame..

"Overload of Good Will"

Is that a typo or is it not????????

(Oh no he’s dead ;_;)

phasers:

phasers’ slightly-used tablet giveaway

Includes:

- Wacom Bamboo with original components & some original packaging

used a handful of times but I’d rather it go to someone who can spend more time with it!

Rules:

- you don’t have to follow me but it’d be cool if you did

- like & reblog as many times as you wish

- no giveaway blogs please!

- I will ship within Canada and the continental United States

- your inbox must be open & I will need a non-P.O. Box address!

- winner has 48 hours to respond

giveaway ends July 23rd

good luck!

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pockysquirrel:

thatbuggygirl:

TFcon 2014: Lost Light cosplay shenanigans [part 4]

In which it’s double the Tailgate, iwouldratherburnthesky continues to be a derp, pictures of mars-maggie exist, adanska stares at whatever the slag it is that mroberge and nonvieta are doing and Rung is boggled by two times the Skids.

What I love most about these is that we ended up with a shy Tailgate and a sassy Tailgate. It was like the two extremes of his personality.

cease-and-de-cis:

herbgardening:

hippie-galaxy:

This is perfect.

YES

This is also.. really perfect because in one case they’re like “No, we have no obligation to these kids, we know they’ll be killed if they go back but that’s not our problem. They don’t belong here. We don’t care what happens to them”. But then they’ll turn around and insist that a pregnant person has to sacrifice their personal well-being and BODY to carry a pregnancy to term despite the fact that it’s unwanted. They think nations should have more autonomy and rights than human beings and that’s terrifying.

cease-and-de-cis:

herbgardening:

hippie-galaxy:

This is perfect.

YES

This is also.. really perfect because in one case they’re like “No, we have no obligation to these kids, we know they’ll be killed if they go back but that’s not our problem. They don’t belong here. We don’t care what happens to them”. But then they’ll turn around and insist that a pregnant person has to sacrifice their personal well-being and BODY to carry a pregnancy to term despite the fact that it’s unwanted. They think nations should have more autonomy and rights than human beings and that’s terrifying.

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space-bridge-to-nowhere:

needsabouttreefiddy:

space-bridge-to-nowhere:

Shockwave’s happy place. (From Transformers: Exodus by Alex Irvine)

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