Discussion in 'Your Bijou Blogette' started by Kemmasandi, Sep 5, 2019.
dance, jester, dance
woke up and this was trending lmfao
looking for tfp megop content can be such a minefield sometimes, especially in fic. OTL
i hate the 'matrix gets them together' trope so much omfg. theres no emotional payoff, i cant not see it as like the romantic equivalent of Aliens Made Them Do It or some shit.
tbh i very much dislike most plots where they get together during canon events, because holy shit what about the entire fucking war?? jokes about how megs just needs to get laid can be funny but jfc it would take so much work to play it straight without either minimizing the war or making them both so fuckin OOC.
relatedly, optimus often ends up minimizing megs' wartime shit and thats an instant backbutton from me. also, tbh, megs acting like it wasn't fucked up. i don't know that the guy has the capacity for regret, lol, but if he doesnt have some self-awareness i get uncomfy p quick.
i also hate the 'they frag during the orion pax arc and this is Romantic bc they never got over each other' trope. number one, informed consent who? i enjoy this in angst, because tbh megs is garbage enough it doesn't seem that out of character for him and optimus' reaction once he gets his memory back can be interesting to pick at, but... yeah that being played as a good thing makes my skin crawl.
the 'theyre a perfect match for each other and only each other' thing. i sort of get this, bc i mean.... shipping is just like that sometimes lmao--but it has bad associations for me with a few shippers i used to know who nearly ruined megop for me entirely. i keep catching myself looking for the 'and thats why your ship is Bad' that follows, even though i know that not everyone is that sort of dickhead lol.
tbh i actually don't think theyre that great a match for each other? they are a powerful feedback loop and i think that's fun to play with, but there are some really fundamental differences in their general approach that makes me think their breakup was inevitable.
also i sideeye ppl who talk about tfp/aligned megop like they can't understand why anyone wouldn't ship it. just a bit. wheres ur imagination bro? not hard to imagine why anyone might prefer not to ship two guys who keep trying to kill each other, especially when the malice is so lopsided.
anyway i just read half of a fic which had all but one of these and i kinda wanna scrub my skin off now lol.
(also lowkey wish ppl would stop making tfp megs write poetry. i dont know why i dislike this tbh, or actually it's probably part of a general desire for ppl to stop conflating idw/mtmte lore with tfp. just... let him be a gleeful garbage shark pls. he writes dirty limericks on alley walls and graffities 'megatron waz here' on the underside of workbenches, and then he goes and leads a whole ass revolution on smoko from the Pits lmao.)
The *majority* of my gripes in this fandom, summarized xD
Also re: Megatron -- Aligned Megatron is way more Stem than arts, too, having dabbled in chemical weaponry and shit, there's an amazing opportunity to make him a real Marxist polemicist whose objections to the system are practical first, emotional second, which would _also_ work great with his general elevated ego and lack of care for literally anyone -- if only Prime fandom would not insist on everything being a softer version of IDW, there's so much still yet to explore there!
just had a mental image of Megs as one of those tankie stemlord redditor types who turn up every so often on subredditdrama and wheezed, lmfao.
Honestly though this really fits with how I read him XD. He's primarily driven by emotions, but he sees and acts within a practical framework - or at least, what he sees as practical lol. I think of all the Arts fields, he'd be more interested in something physical, like dance or theatre - I mean he has the dramatic timing for the stage! XDD ngl, I also like the contrast between Orion as the reader and the writer who thinks about the historical and moral context and analyses options, and Megatron as the plan-maker and the driving force who gets out there and makes things happen.
man the idiotsincars subreddit is a goldmine of inspo for transformers doing stupid shit. misread a title and had visions of Drift doing burnouts straight into the harbour, which is what the video was but without Drift lol
and now theres three dumbasses trying to take the same exit all at once skdgdgdkd
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