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Transformers Fandom right now:

autopony:

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she needs an Oscar 

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shotacatboys:

making myself happy with dinosaurs merr chrismas

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Thor; The Dark World

Super spoiler-y obligatory reaction post

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freedominwickedness:

josherrralmonddd:

pettyartist:

serotonical:

How to break out of a zip-tie- potentially life-saving information

PLEASE reblog this— zipties are one of the most common ways of binding a person upon kidnapping because they are cheap and hard to break.

Knowing things like this puts you one step closer to freedom if, heaven forbid, you fall into a situation where you need to use this information.

and if tied behind your back

I think it’s important for people to realize how this works. The key is that a ziptie is only locked by a tiny little plastic tab inside the head that ratchets along the ribbed underside. Twisting your arms won’t break the zip tie because you’re applying force to the strong part of the tie (the strap itself), but a sharp, sudden jerk down the axis of the tie will snap that plastic tab.

So the idea is to jerk your wrists apart as strongly and sharply as possible, in this case using your body as a wedge to transform downward motion into outward motion.

Don’t just copy the technique, understand how and why it works.

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kleinkonan:

I seriously hope this hasn’t been done yet. 

I’m just posting this here and leaving again, I still don’t want to see any AAMFP spoilers.

So, Transformers Prime is over and I have a lot of questions. I could’ve made a lot more badly drawn comics about it, but I should actually get stuff done for my studies, so I can’t do that right now. This text is going to be nothing but spoilers, so please do not read it if you haven’t watched Predacons Rising yet (and please don’t attack me for watching the leaked movie online, I’ll buy the DVD as soon as I can). 

First of all, I can’t believe Miko actually wasn’t in the movie. I wished for that in a post a month or two ago and I’m amazed that she didn’t even get a cameo, I’m thankful for that. Now, there are a few thing I didn’t quite understand, and maybe that’s because it’s been a while now that I watched the episodes and I have the worst memory, but these are the biggest questions I have right now:

- What about Airachnid? I know she’s on some planet being a zombie hybrid thing, but what is she doing? What if she finds a way to leave the planet?

- What happened to Starscream? Is he dead? I honestly feel cheated, he’s one of my favourite characters and I feel like he’s been wasted in the movie. He didn’t really do anything. And, considering that this is the end of the entire series, why didn’t we get to see what happened to him? Will there be a sequel of some sort? Because if he got murdered, I would’ve liked to see the body. Not because I’m some sadist, but because we’ve spent three seasons with this guy and I would like to know what happened to him. I need closure.

- I don’t believe Soundwave’s still lost. He’s one of the most intelligent and skilled Decepticons, I doubt he can’t find his way back into our reality. I was kinda pissed that he didn’t show up, because he’s my favourite character and he’s probably the most badass thing in the entire show, but, well, if it couldn’t be done…

- Just something I’d like to say: It doesn’t matter what you do in your ending. It doesn’t matter if you give me a three hour-speech, if the world is saved, if everything in the entire universe is good again - if achieving all of that means losing Prime, it’s a sad ending. I don’t care how positive he’s about it, when Optimus dies, shit gets sad. It’s a rule.

Other than that, I had mixed feelings towards the movie. I had fun watching it, but for a finale, it felt like there are a lot of things missing, at least for my taste. But I liked it alright. I love how my enjoyment of Transformers is completely screwing with my ability to tell if things are good or bad, and I don’t even care. I just know what I like and what I dislike, and I had fun with this.

Oh, and please tell me if I’ve done the spoiler warning thing right, I have no idea how to do that because I’m stupid and incapable of doing stuff right. 

Okay, I’ll go over the images first.

I believe it wasn’t until after Starscream spoke up that Megatron said he would no longer inflict oppression. It was because of Starscream that he said it out loud (or at least it was the presented opportunity). And let’s not forget what Starscream was saying. He proposed they restart the Autobot/decepticon war. (Which does make him seem a little out of character, unless he isn’t. What if he was Megatronus’ Lady Macbeth all along?) And I don’t remember Megtron being that cruel and abrasive about this point. There is no doubt that Starscream is case study #01 for just how damaging Megatron’s emotional and physical abuse can be: I just doubt that that’s what we’re seeing in this scene (if my memory serves me correctly, which in these matters it usually does).

For the second set; Ratchet was left on Earth, even if he did leave for a good portion of the Predacon Rising, I’m guessing returned afterwards. And I’ll address the point you make in your essay Airachnid here as well; I rewatched the episode to be sure, and she was located by Soudwave’s space-bridge onto one of Cybertron’s moons. Because of this she would have no way of making interstellar travel (given I highly doubt she or any of the insecticons has access to the kind of technology that Unicron installed in Megatron’s upgraded body, to make the travel fromthe moon to Earth in a time efficient manner). she have been an issue on Cybertron? Definitely. On Earth? I doubt it.

Now for the essay.

"First of all, I can’t believe Miko actually wasn’t in the movie. I wished for that in a post a month or two ago and I’m amazed that she didn’t even get a cameo, I’m thankful for that."

Of course she wasn’t there. None of the humans were. They weren’t important anymore. If Cybertron was secured, they would remain safe as well (at least regarding the Unicron threat as it was presented), so they had no need of being reintroduced

- What happened to Starscream? Is he dead? Considering that this is the end of the entire series, why didn’t we get to see what happened to him?… Because if he got murdered, I would’ve liked to see the body. Not because I’m some sadist, but because we’ve spent three seasons with this guy and I would like to know what happened to him. I need closure.”

He got torn apart by Predacons. He was probably ripped limb from limb and, quite frankly, I didn’t want to see that. And if this was the case, especially because he wasn’t a faceless drone, I don’t know if a series meant for children would have gotten clearance to show such a violent death.  And, in a way, Starscream got his for abusing the predacons.  I love Starscream as much as the next fan (maybe not as much in this series as others), but I think he got some poetic justice for his sins.

 I honestly feel cheated, he’s one of my favourite characters and I feel like he’s been wasted in the movie. He didn’t really do anything. 

Upon thinking about it, you’re right that he didn’t really do much. He was there building predacons with Shockwave and he would later be the on to discover the bone-yard between the two of them. Megatron showed up, Starscream gave Megatron welcoming that was more shippy than anyone could have hoped for, then Unicron beat Starscream in a display that startled Shockwave through it’s show of brute force. (If you listen closely, you can hear him say ‘woah’ after Starscream was thrown.) So that probably put him out of commission for a while, or at least inspired him to lay low until Megatron was a little less… Unicron.  But yeah, he was rather unused for such an important and fan-beloved character.

On another note; When he attempted to reunite with Megatron before his supposed death his motivations felt… off. They didn’t feel like him. Unless they were his true intentions all along. The more I really think about it the more I wouldn’t be surprised if he had been Megatron’s Lady Macbeth from the very beginning. My personal favorite rule of thumb as a Transformers viewer (learned from Bayverse Starscream) is that you don’t underestimate Starscream’s role in /everything/. So maybe he wasn’t as wasted as we thought. What qualifies as ‘wasted’? Was Breakdown wasted? In some people’s opinions, probably. Is there hope for Starscream from our perspective? Yes. Is it very likely? Sadly, no.

Will there be a sequel of some sort?

I have heard the most vague of rumors, but I dare not hope or believe. Such sweet things are usually too wonderful to happen in our fandom.  (Although if we rise up like we did for Animated, who knows? I feel like we have a better chance for Prime than we did before. But the chances are still small. Maybe not a direct sequal? Just something in the same universe would satisfy me.) But that’s enough of wishes and dreams for this essay.

I don’t believe Soundwave’s still lost. He’s one of the most intelligent and skilled Decepticons, I doubt he can’t find his way back into our reality. I was kinda pissed that he didn’t show up, because he’s my favourite character and he’s probably the most badass thing in the entire show, but, well, if it couldn’t be done…

I don’t think she’s lost either. (Allow me my interpretive gender, I know it’s not for everyone, but it’s a little representation I like to cling to.) When the children were caught in the shadowzone they were saved by the Autobots opening a ground bridge. Can’t Soundwave do that on will? By all accounts she’ll probably figure it out eventually, given she has all the time she needs. (Unless the Bridge needs to be opened from the desired dimension, but I have doubts that will be necessary.) The real question is; “It’s a ship, it moves.” And according to the kids’ experience, the shadowzone is a loop of the place it opened. So how stationary is this loop? Is she trapped in the command center of the Nemesis or is she stuck somewhere in the middle of space? Does she see space? Or does she see only the command center on loop? If I think about it anymore I’ll make myself sad because she was my favorite as well (along with Knockout and Orion/Optimus). And damn, do I miss her.

Just something I’d like to say: It doesn’t matter what you do in your ending. It doesn’t matter if you give me a three hour-speech, if the world is saved, if everything in the entire universe is good again - if achieving all of that means losing Prime, it’s a sad ending. I don’t care how positive he is about it, when Optimus dies, shit gets sad. It’s a rule.

I will share in your sorrows for a moment and say; I cried far more than is becoming of a grown man every time I watched that scene (thrice, to be exact). But I like to think the sparkling that came up to the camera at the end was Orion. Not only out of a desperate hope, but because to the All-Spark they’re all supposed to return, aren’t they? And it flashed red and blue. Orion’s colors. (Which is a fancy bit of world building if this means that the spark indicated the person’s paint colors, so this means that their colors aren’t random or personal preference. I could go on about all the possible implications if this is true.)

And don’t worry, your giant spoiler warning at the head of the image worked nicely for anyone who could need it . I see you posted this about a month ago, so I hope I’m not to late to get a response :)

grandpa-blackbird:

LIES! ALL OF IT!

Well he was trapped in an primarily English speaking museum for a number of years and we don’t know how conscious or unconscious he was for that time; only that he couldn’t transform. I wouldn’t be surprised if a Cybertronian could pick up an Earth-based language from exposure alone, given their CPU strength (our languages are probably pretty rudimentary to them). I would say that he could have had a certain degree of wi-fi exposure and learned our languages via the internet like Optimus said the Autobots had, but that wouldn’t account for him not knowing the planet.
(And I’m gonna play the devil’s advocate for his ‘Austrailian’ accent and say that it could be an Cybertronian accent (i’m guessing from Vos; given Jetfire is a Seeker in this series) with similar pronunciation. Hell, everyone of them technically has an accent. Even Optimus (somewhere between North US and British). In a way, it’s kind of funny that people only raise eyebrows at non-American accents…)

grandpa-blackbird:

LIES! ALL OF IT!

Well he was trapped in an primarily English speaking museum for a number of years and we don’t know how conscious or unconscious he was for that time; only that he couldn’t transform. I wouldn’t be surprised if a Cybertronian could pick up an Earth-based language from exposure alone, given their CPU strength (our languages are probably pretty rudimentary to them). I would say that he could have had a certain degree of wi-fi exposure and learned our languages via the internet like Optimus said the Autobots had, but that wouldn’t account for him not knowing the planet.

(And I’m gonna play the devil’s advocate for his ‘Austrailian’ accent and say that it could be an Cybertronian accent (i’m guessing from Vos; given Jetfire is a Seeker in this series) with similar pronunciation. Hell, everyone of them technically has an accent. Even Optimus (somewhere between North US and British). In a way, it’s kind of funny that people only raise eyebrows at non-American accents…)

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kaciart:

kingjaffejoffer:

Oh my God, watch this video. 

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omg im crying ;w;

I watched this video with my computer repair-man to make sure my computer was playing videos correctly. In short, two grown men were sitting around a laptop, desperately wanting to know if kitty was going to be okay.

rotbtd-thebigfour:

jumpingjacktrash:

ironinomicon:

screwyou-imhilarious:

misssquare:

ferocious-fangirl-ofdisneyland:

disneyprincess10:

No thanks

A guy at a princess store in Disneyland was asking me if I related to Merida in any way and I was like

“I don’t know man. I’m more of an Elinor.”

And he busted out laughing.

What I love most about this movie is that shows that being a princess is not wearing a beautiful dress, marrying a prince and live happily ever after, but a job, a hard job with duties and responsibilities were a lot of people depend on you

being the Lady of a medieval estate was SUCH AN IMPORTANT FUCKING JOB AND SO FUCKING FULL OF HARD WORK WHICH MEDIEVAL MEN ACKNOWLEDGED TBH

(one problem with perception of medieval gender roles is that most of the people who were writing, especially those who were writing HISTORY, were CLERGYMEN who had never been married and lived in a weird situation cut off from the way the rest of the world worked and had like no actual life experience with the real world - and then popular culture’s idea of it has been heavily informed by VICTORIAN choices of who and what to translate and popularize)

upper class medieval women were expected to run and manage the entire estate that they got from their husband (or that they already had in their own right through inheritance or as their marriage portion), a job which was acknowledged as being way difficult and requiring a wife with strength and fortitude and business sense if you wanted to be a successful person

they were the HR managers of households that might have over a hundred people in, and tho a duchess or a queen would certainly not go to the store to do the household shopping, and she probably had a steward to assist her, it was ultimately her responsibility to know what things were needed for that household, to make sure that the appropriate people obtained those things, to oversee the use of the household materials, to make sure that EVERYTHING got done so that ALL those people could live and work smoothly. they wrote letters and managed the business of the estate and networked with other members of the nobility for both important game-of-thrones political reasons and for smaller more personal reasons like ‘that guy has a really nice deer chase, so if i send him some marmalade from our garden, he might send some venison back as a return gift”

even in lower class households mom managed everything and women were basically considered to be shrewder and have better heads for that particularly kind of business than men and choosing a wise wife was the best thing you could do for yourself as a man who intended to be successful

they were like hands-on CEOs and shit yo and don’t get me wrong society was sexist as fuck and they were limited as hell in what they could do and everything was classist beyond belief but no way was being a noblewoman just a matter of sitting up a tower looking pretty & the contributions that they made are so important

also, the ladies of castles were responsible for defense when their husband was away at war (which happened a lot), so while personally participating in battle was unusual (though not entirely unheard-of) they did often find themselves in strategic command. and in wartime they frequently functioned as a sort of de facto logistics officer.

oh, and has anyone mentioned diplomacy. because an arranged marriage is only the START of a princess’s diplomatic career. the alliance she forges with her marriage is one she’s responsible for maintaining her entire life. unless she decides to go ahead and take over the country; that’s been an option too from time to time. :D

suddenly i really want to see a disney movie about a princess AFTER the wedding — forging a political bond with her new husband, defending the castle, sending troops and supplies to make sure he comes home from the war, reading secret reports from her spies in the enemy’s court… *swoon*

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twigwise:

pikachu-slut:

timeaustestifieds:

pinkwigthickassgiveemwhiplash:

thecrazyrandomhappenstance:

there are two types of people: people who know all of the words, and liars

I HAVENT SEEN THIS IN YEARS AND DIDNT THINK I KNEW IT BUT IT TURNS OUT I KNEW EVERY SINGLE FUCKING WORD

Watching this movie was my favourite part of babysitting.

thIS IS ACTUALLY P WELL ANIMATED??????

MY FAVORITE SCOOBY DOO MOVIE

i still get the second song stuck in my head every so often

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