katharos: (science wheeljack)
[personal profile] hellkitty posted a really interesting question about femmes, and how different fans interpret them. It got me thinking about my headcanon on Cybertronian reproduction and history more generally and I started to write it down. It, er, got very long. In fact it's a history of Cybertronian society from the Quintesson revolt to the Civil War from a reproductive perspective. oops. 

If anyone's interested I'd really love to hear what your head canon is for these issues!


I have multiple head canons. This is the one with no sexual reproduction.


The Quintessons established the basic Cybertronian frame, based on consumer preference, which was produced in factories. The main division was between the labourers and the soldiers who also had little chance to intermingle culturally before the revolt, with the result that Cybetron never quite managed to loose that fault line from their culture.

After the revolution one of the first things the former slaves did was seize the means of their own self reproduction. There was a huge desire to reject anything Quintesson which resulted in a lot of experimentation and a proliferation of new frame types and operating systems. A lot of infrastructure had been destroyed in the war as well so there was practical as well as ideological reasons for why the next several generations were hand crafted.

Read more... )
katharos: (optimus/megatron)
OMG I was good, I was so so gooood, I didn't read any spoilers for the Transformers:Prime finale and the ending the ENDING!! There is karma.

*stuffs fingers in mouth and vibrates in glee*
katharos: (drunk thundercracker)
Soooo... I've started playing with my tumblrs again. Which I mostly use for bookmarking pretty art of pretty robots so when I'm jonesing for a hit of, say, Perceptor, I can just hit the relevant tag and stare dreamily.

I have, er. Seven Tumblrs. Eight, counting my personal one. Its my need to sort things into categories showing.... If pretty pictures of giant robots are of interest to anyone my tumblrs are


happyclanging.tumblr.com - Transformers ships. Mostly (but not entirely) non-explicit, and also a lot of stuff that could be gen friendship just as easily, or more probably, and also stuff like Soundwave and his cassettes where its more about the relationship than the ship but I stamped on my fingers before I could make another tumblr XD Mostly art exploring the relationships between transformers whether romantic or not.

girlscanberobots.tumblr.com - All Femmes, all continuities, all the time.

mytransformers.tumblr.com - art with (mostly) lone Transformers. I try to focus on pics that show them doing something (i feel!) is relevant to the character. This is a very indulgent tumblr.

sexyseekers.tumblr.com - sort of a combination of happyclanging and mytransformers focusing on robots with wings!

tellingtransformers.tumblr.com - art that doesn't fit into any of the above but which somehow FEELS iconic? (Really scientic classifcation going on here)

gettingsquishy.tumblr.com - humanised transformers

crossoverkisses.tumblr.com - a tumblr not focused on transformers! Nope, this one is crossover arts and vids.




Anyone else on tumblr? My personal one is at katharoskate.tumblr.com if you want to say hi..

Tumblrs!

Jan. 31st, 2011 09:37 pm
katharos: (bumblebee facepalm)

Sooooo I've discovered a new toy today. Tumblrs.

They are just so, so perfect for bookmarking and reccing fanart. (Thank you [personal profile] beckerbell! I'm blaming you!)

*cough* Okay, I've already got two of em.

first: 

girlscanberobots @ tumblr All Femmes all the time! Mostly got a load of Elita on there at the mo.

second

 happyclanging @ tumblrShipping recs XD. ...And since I ship everyone with everyone in this fandom every possible combination will probably get covered. Only a couple of pics actually include clanking. It's gone more cute moments and cool interpretations of the relationships then smexing, and I lot of it could be considered gen. MIx of pairings, but mostly SkyfirexStarscream so far!


Ahhhhhhh and there's so many more arts I want to rec! Should I make one more catch all tumblr for the rest, or a million tiny niche ones as  the obsessive compulsive in my soul wants me too?

Anyone else on tumblr?
katharos: (Default)
Thank God for 80s power ballads. This would be so much more emotionally traumatic otherwise.

Although Prowl's internals exploding out of his mouth will never not be traumatic thank you. Did the makers like being cruel to small children?
katharos: (Default)
Soooo...

I don't really go in for the full blown mech preg, or for true sexual diamorphism between mechs and femmes BUT.

The way my brain is thinking it would go would be: Mech and Femme get charged and clanky with each other. New spark is formed. Femme frame is optimised for receving and nurturing that new spark until it is stable. (extra power to spark chamber/secondary slave chamber etc.)

MEANWHILE the mech's frame is optimised for building the sparkling's frame. Because they're typically bigger and bulkier so they've got more internal space to accomodate a temporary mini factory. And then when when the spark is stable/ the new frame is advanced enough to support it, the newspark is transferred to the mech, who carries the sparkling to term.

...maybe if the new spark splits, and there isn't the capacity to build a frame externally, the couple would have to rope a second mech in to build the second frame?

This isn't really going anywhere. Just ramblings. And mental images of crochety Ironhide and glowing Optimus, and Elita and Chromia rubbing aching joints while humans look on in bemusement.

(And Chromia investigating human rumours that spicy food and sex can induce labour, while Ironhide bellows that he's not going to go into labour, he's just going to shift some plating around when the sparkling reaches viability, and slaggit, Chromia, she doesn't need an excuse to frag him...

I may be over tired.

Fic: Medic

May. 9th, 2010 06:56 pm
katharos: (Default)
edited to eradicate the excess apostrophes.

Title: Medic
Rating: PG-13
Continuity: Um, probably G1.
Character: Ratchet
Warnings: Explicit descriptions of war time injuries and war time medical procedures on giant robots.

This is how Ratchet's war begins.

Two days later Ratchet was stripping him for parts, thinking 'duty' like a curse.  )

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