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Oh wow, I never check this thing any more. XD The Female Shining Armor blog was canceled, so there isn't any ending for it. :/
Sat Mar 1, 2014, 3:42 PM
does shining armor turn back to a boy? plz say yes that would be more awkward for him
Thu Feb 20, 2014, 6:47 PM
LOL. :)
Sat Feb 2, 2013, 9:17 PM
Hungry? :b
Wed Jan 23, 2013, 3:57 PM
How is everyone?
Tue Jan 22, 2013, 1:26 PM
More than I thought I would. :)
Sun Jan 20, 2013, 8:54 PM
Well... How did you enjoy Discord's surprisingly Heel Face Turn moment?
Sat Jan 19, 2013, 3:28 PM
If there was a jukebox in this bar the CMC are in, I could so imagine this song they'd be bopping too (what I'm listening to right now)! [link] :D
Fri Nov 30, 2012, 2:14 AM
The Cabin in the Woods. Friggin' AWESOME movie.
Thu Oct 25, 2012, 4:17 PM
Damn, that's a f-load of monsters! What movie was that from!?
Sun Oct 21, 2012, 3:28 PM
So two new preview clips were shown at NYCC, showcasing the upcoming Transformers: Robots in Disguise.

...No, not the 2001 anime. Or the subset of the Transformers Prime toyline. Or the IDW comic book series. Or the subset of the Age of Extinction movie toyline.

Hasbro, you need to get more creative with the titles, here.

Anyway, the new show is a sequel to the acclaimed Transformers Prime, with Bumblebee returning to Earth leading a new team of Autobots as they hunt fugitive Decepticons running loose from a crashed prison ship.

The show is taking a brighter, more kid-friendly approach after Prime's darker, action-packed run. That's not a bad thing, but...I'm apprehensive. Every time I see the phrase "appeal to younger children" I cringe, because it makes me think of shows like Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Teen Titans Go!, which aren't necessarily bad but favoring comedy over action doesn't appeal to me in the slightest. Worse still, it makes me think of utter garbage like Ultimate Spider-Man, Avengers Assemble, and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.

But Jeff Kline is still running with RiD, which gives me hope given his track record of producing awesome cartoons. And while the new visual style certainly pops with vibrant colors and stylized robots, the animation is jarringly choppy and stiff. It's really sad to see because the animation studio, Polygon, worked on Prime, which had some of the best 3D animation ever produced on television. It's especially jarring when certain effects animation like trees and dust clouds and explosions are animated in 2D and it looks so much better than the jerky movements of the robots.

And then there's the robots themselves. While it's great to have Bumblebee back voiced by Will Friedle again and Peter Cullen as a ghostly Optimus Prime, the other Autobots are lamentably cliched at first glance. We have a rowdy big guy as the muscle! We have a by-the-book, no-nonsense girl who clashes with a smooth-talking rebellious bad boy! (I can see the shipping coming a mile away) And then we have an excitable geeky little guy as the tech-head of the group! These character types have been seen a million times already. You know what I was really hoping for? That the rowdy Dinobot would have been the girl on the team. Can you imagine how refreshing that would be? Picture it: A heavyset fembot like Bulkhead who turns into a freaking T-Rex. That would be awesome! But no. Well, at least Strongarm isn't a motorcycle and doesn't have a supermodel physique, so that's a little better. I can only hope that the characters will be written with more nuance and better characterization than their stereotypes tend to have.

And finally...the Decepticons. Oh boy, the Decepticons. See, the 'Cons have always been my favorite faction going back all the way to the beginning. They have the coolest vehicle modes, the most wildly diverse personalities, the really cool powers and weapons. In theory, a show revolving around hundreds of Decepticon prisoners escaped and running wild on Earth is a great idea! Plenty of potential in the kinds of characters and vehicle modes for them all. And it would be a welcome step up from Transformers Prime and its legions of identical cannon fodder troops. But from the promotional material so far we have... ...this ...and this ...and this (okay, he might be cool) ...and God help us, this. And these are their robot modes. And they turn into cars.

So, some of this is me being a butt-hurt fan because I don't personally like a lot of the choices they're making with this series. I acknowledge that. I really, really hope that this show is going to be a lot of fun to watch. But if every single Decepticon they come across in the first five episodes or so is a goofy monster bot that turns into a car...I'm out.


Adam Ferguson
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Van Nuys, CA
Favourite genre of music: Rock, Power Metal, Classical
Shell of choice: Clam
Skin of choice: I like my own skin, thank you very much
Favourite cartoon character: Batman
Personal Quote: Be confident in what you can do, and use what you can't do as inspiration to help you improve.


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gottemsquickfoot Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member
And it's finished. I completed the whole updated transformers oc's list which includes listing each bot's stats, history, personality, weapons, abilities and weaknesses. Do tell me what you think of the updated version. I listed them in sequential order going down in case you want to know.……………
Atomic-Chinchilla Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's cool that you're putting a lot of thought into making so many characters, and sorry, but I'm really not interested in reading through all of them. ^^;
gottemsquickfoot Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member
Yeah, I will admit I did fight against my natural procrastination to do all of those bios plus four stories in a single day. I just need to do a minor update to two characters and find a good motto for each character and I'll be completely finished. I will say I listed Towline and Snowplow's functions in the military as army brats.
VoltronZ1 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Writer
(Looks at the new layout)

Ehhhh... They need a new opinion that allows you to change back into the classic layout. That way, we don't get something crowded and jumbled like this.

Also, the latest episodes of the Flash and Arrow. Yay or nay?
Atomic-Chinchilla Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's what I and a lot of people have been calling for. But the mods don't care. It makes me too angry for polite conversation. =_=

I liked them. :) Flash is really neat so far and I'm betting Laurel is going to take up her sister's mantle.
NZolozabal Featured By Owner Edited Oct 15, 2014
Looks like DA went and changed their site again. -_-...
This is gonna take some getting use to.
Atomic-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I HATE that they changed the front page. I want to peruse random pictures, I don't want a dashboard like Tumblr. It's bad enough they've been trying to force a Twitter-like tags system on us every time you submit a new picture.
IAM-ARTIST Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Pretty excessive considering we have deviantwatch for it.
Atomic-Chinchilla Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly. Everything of value on the feed page is readily available in your inbox. I don't need a notification every time one of the artists I watch adds a new favorite.
hisarcher19 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, speaking of C.S.Lewis, I have an interesting tongue-in-cheek head-canon on MLP:FiM.  I like to think that the official religion of Equestria is the worship of Aslan.  After, it's a magical land where animals talk.  I also like to think this is why the alicorns are called princess instead of queens.  They see Aslan as King, so to imply to have unchallenged authority is considered blasphemy in Equestrian culture.  Which would also imply that Sombra and Chrysalis have a god-complex.

On a side-note, I believe that had MlP:FiM existed in Lewis' day or vice versa, Lewis would have been a brony.  Especially given Lewis' love of fairytales.
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