fabail:

And here’s my latest appalling attempt at getting back to art. I’ve been so distracted in the past few months… This is more of a doodle, weh.

Aaaaaaaw!
A) This is really pretty.
B)  Aaaaaw, so cute!
C)  *squints*  is Tailgate grabbing Cyclonus’ aft?  :D  *thumbs up*

fabail:

And here’s my latest appalling attempt at getting back to art. I’ve been so distracted in the past few months… This is more of a doodle, weh.

Aaaaaaaw!

A) This is really pretty.

B)  Aaaaaw, so cute!

C)  *squints*  is Tailgate grabbing Cyclonus’ aft?  :D  *thumbs up*

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Researchers uncover chemistry behind ancient Indigenous art

femme4jack:

archaeologicalnews:

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UTS researchers are working with archaeologists, anthropologists and the Northern Territory’s Jawoyn community to chemically analyse ancient rock art and uncover its secrets.

UTS Associate Professor Barbara Stuart and PhD student Alexandria Hunt are applying sophisticated techniques to…

Reblogging for awesome TF fan doing science!

Perceptor would be proud.

Do you like turn-based JRPGs?  Did you grow up on things like Transformers, He-Man, GIJoe, Fraggle Rock, and Back to the Future?  Do you like clever mechanics, fun in-jokes, and a game that never, ever, even comes CLOSE to taking itself too seriously?
Then you will like Saturday Morning RPG.  Check out the link for screenshots and copy, or here’s a trailer and a bit of description:

The game follows the story of Martin “Marty” Hall, an average high school student who has been gifted a powerful ability to channel magic through everyday objects. With his newfound powers Marty has inadvertently attracted the ire of the world’s most heinous villain – the evil Commander Hood. This leads Marty into a series of dangerous plans that he must unravel to save the world (several times!).
Saturday Morning RPG is a Japanese style RPG that allows players to build Marty’s power up throughout multiple stand alone episodes. Players can carry over stats, inventory, and even story decisions between these episodes (sometimes your actions in one episode will ripple into previous or future episodes!). 

It is available for PC, Mac, Linux, and a host of mobile platforms as well, and if you get it on Steam, right now it is LESS THAN $2.50.  This is a STEAL, imho.  
Reasons to buy it?
Fun retro graphics, complete with visual injokes right down to the posters on the high school’s walls.  Your status screen is a TRAPPER KEEPER, complete with various covers and scratch and sniff stickers (which you get to scratch before battle for bonuses).
There are four episodes out right now, which seems to translate into about 8 hours of gameplay for me.  The studio’s also got up a sneak peak of the next episode, which will be a FREE update for those who buy the game.  So…$2.50 for about 10 hours of fun.  Way better than any movie.
The episodes involve such lovable characters as:  Commander Hood (of the evil HOOD organization), Omega and Gigantitron (as well as Butterfly and Sunhowl), representing the Botchangers and Badbots, respectively; and a host of *ahem* "Private Johnson" characters who you might recognize, as well.
A surprisingly deep battle system:  elemental strengths and weaknesses, multi-hit and status attacks, guarding, button-timing minigames, etc.  There’s a lot of different weapons which give different attacks, and you can swap them out to use whatever combo you want.  If you chose some of the ridiculous random-based weapons, you could have a Really Interesting time of it.  
Good progression mechanics.   You get bonuses for exploring, for picking up chests and items in random areas.  You pick up new weapons, stickers, etc. as you go, and the difficulty felt about right to me.  Around Ep. 3, it did get a little battlegrindy, but overall the game does a good job of leading you around and letting you do different things.  It’s not hard and isn’t supposed to be.
Incredible nostalgia factor.  The writing is really well-done.  The references made me laugh, as it uses and also pokes fun at the usual Saturday morning cartoon plot tropes.
Soundtrack by Vince diCola.  Yes.  That Vince DiCola.  It is electric guitars and synths and chiptunes ALL THE WAY, and it’s great.  You can listen to/buy it here, actually.  And a neat thing I just realized, poking around on Youtube?  Check out “Legacy” from that Bandcamp link, then check out this, on Youtube.  No idea if the Youtuber is correct, but if they are, I find it awesome that a song originally written for the Transformers movie is on the soundtrack.  :D
Anyway, I recommend, especially at the rock-bottom sale price.  A+, would play again.

Do you like turn-based JRPGs?  Did you grow up on things like Transformers, He-Man, GIJoe, Fraggle Rock, and Back to the Future?  Do you like clever mechanics, fun in-jokes, and a game that never, ever, even comes CLOSE to taking itself too seriously?

Then you will like Saturday Morning RPG.  Check out the link for screenshots and copy, or here’s a trailer and a bit of description:

The game follows the story of Martin “Marty” Hall, an average high school student who has been gifted a powerful ability to channel magic through everyday objects. With his newfound powers Marty has inadvertently attracted the ire of the world’s most heinous villain – the evil Commander Hood. This leads Marty into a series of dangerous plans that he must unravel to save the world (several times!).

Saturday Morning RPG is a Japanese style RPG that allows players to build Marty’s power up throughout multiple stand alone episodes. Players can carry over stats, inventory, and even story decisions between these episodes (sometimes your actions in one episode will ripple into previous or future episodes!). 

It is available for PC, Mac, Linux, and a host of mobile platforms as well, and if you get it on Steam, right now it is LESS THAN $2.50.  This is a STEAL, imho.  

Reasons to buy it?

  • Fun retro graphics, complete with visual injokes right down to the posters on the high school’s walls.  Your status screen is a TRAPPER KEEPER, complete with various covers and scratch and sniff stickers (which you get to scratch before battle for bonuses).
  • There are four episodes out right now, which seems to translate into about 8 hours of gameplay for me.  The studio’s also got up a sneak peak of the next episode, which will be a FREE update for those who buy the game.  So…$2.50 for about 10 hours of fun.  Way better than any movie.
  • The episodes involve such lovable characters as:  Commander Hood (of the evil HOOD organization), Omega and Gigantitron (as well as Butterfly and Sunhowl), representing the Botchangers and Badbots, respectively; and a host of *ahem* "Private Johnson" characters who you might recognize, as well.
  • A surprisingly deep battle system:  elemental strengths and weaknesses, multi-hit and status attacks, guarding, button-timing minigames, etc.  There’s a lot of different weapons which give different attacks, and you can swap them out to use whatever combo you want.  If you chose some of the ridiculous random-based weapons, you could have a Really Interesting time of it.  
  • Good progression mechanics.   You get bonuses for exploring, for picking up chests and items in random areas.  You pick up new weapons, stickers, etc. as you go, and the difficulty felt about right to me.  Around Ep. 3, it did get a little battlegrindy, but overall the game does a good job of leading you around and letting you do different things.  It’s not hard and isn’t supposed to be.
  • Incredible nostalgia factor.  The writing is really well-done.  The references made me laugh, as it uses and also pokes fun at the usual Saturday morning cartoon plot tropes.
  • Soundtrack by Vince diCola.  Yes.  That Vince DiCola.  It is electric guitars and synths and chiptunes ALL THE WAY, and it’s great.  You can listen to/buy it here, actually.  And a neat thing I just realized, poking around on Youtube?  Check out “Legacy” from that Bandcamp link, then check out this, on Youtube.  No idea if the Youtuber is correct, but if they are, I find it awesome that a song originally written for the Transformers movie is on the soundtrack.  :D

Anyway, I recommend, especially at the rock-bottom sale price.  A+, would play again.

callykarishokka:

HEY GUYS.
There’s now a Cosmos puggleformer on ebay~
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Puggleformers-Cosmos-Transformers-hand-sewn-plush-toy-puggleformer-/121419727839?
…My financial aid for college fell through, so, uh… Help me by bidding on puggly goodness? :D
*tosses confetti to the winds*

callykarishokka:

HEY GUYS.

There’s now a Cosmos puggleformer on ebay~

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Puggleformers-Cosmos-Transformers-hand-sewn-plush-toy-puggleformer-/121419727839?

…My financial aid for college fell through, so, uh… Help me by bidding on puggly goodness? :D

*tosses confetti to the winds*

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Humble Transformers Bundle Presented by IDW (pay what you want and help charity)

Just in case anyone’s missed it or bought it before and missed the added stuff (they didn’t send out a notice), they’ve added more comics to this:

Regeneration One Vol 1
For All Mankind Vol 1
Transformers Prime: Rage of the Dinobots
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

Readin’ that last one now, as it’s a nice complement to the FoC game, and I’ve always had a softspot for FoC Grimlock, the poor bastard.

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darthrose:

dragovianknight:

darthrose:

Ok, I was prepared to mostly just hiss at this - I didn’t even like TFP by the end, no matter how shiny looking it was, and then they released the stills of RiD and it just looked like flat bad knockoffs back to the TFA style (which I also hate). 

HOWEVER. I will admit that, much like the Tron cartoon, this stands up much better in motion then it does as flat character designs. And aging Bee up (unlike IDW which kept him with the rounded sort of ‘cute’ design) is working for me. They haven’t quite seamlessly got the cell shaded 3D trick to work for my eye, but it’s not bad.

…and then Sideswipe went and did a full on magical girl transformation and I totally lost it. XDDDD

Did I…see the Golden Disk?

Beast-era Megatron…I FOUND IT! COME MAKE TF GOOD AGAIN, YESSSSS.

*blink* That DOES look like the Golden Disk!

Wait wait, what was that beasty formery looking purple dinosaur thing at the end?

(Also, I loved ghosty!OP just pointing like “GO TO YO ROOM”.  Also also yes, wtf, Sides, WHAT WAS THAT?  *brblollingforever*)

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thecyberwolf:

Transormers: Age of Extinction - Ratchet’s Revenge
Created by ERA-7
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I only know enough about the latest movie to appreciate the sentiment here.  However, my favorite part is Optimus facepalming in the background.

thecyberwolf:

Transormers: Age of Extinction - Ratchet’s Revenge

Created by ERA-7

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I only know enough about the latest movie to appreciate the sentiment here.  However, my favorite part is Optimus facepalming in the background.

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uniformshark:

lesnee:

i-am-menial:

lesnee:

I splurged. 8D woops. No regrets though. My Starscream needed his crew and those Kreons are the fucking BEST. Here are some of my favorite yearbook captions~

CHU JALOUSE!!

*ahem*

Well, yeah, I wished I could be there, you know? And I love the Kre-o.

You mind a better picture of Frenzy or Rumble? I’m curious how they look. Thanks!

Sure!

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I want the Kreon set really badly ;n;
*lies down and sobbs*

I would like all of these things.  Yus.

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Humble Transformers Bundle Presented by IDW

captainsnoop:

BUY THIS YOU GET GOOD COMICS AND DONATE TO CHARITY

Reblawging for the morning crowd.  What do you get, you ask?  WELL.

For any Pay-What-You-Want:

Classics vol 1-4

Pay above the average donation (currently $10) to also get:
All Hail Megatron 1-4
Autocracy
Spotlight 1 (Hot Rod, Sixshot, Shockwave, Nightbeat and Ultra Magnus)

Pay over $15 to ALSO get:
MTMTE 1-2
Robots in Disguise 1-2

There’s also a placeholder for “more comics coming soon!”, and when/if they announce those, you’ll get those as well.

These are all DRM-free downloads, in your choice of format, from HQ PDF to .cbz.  And part of the purchase price goes to charity!  Go go go!

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lizwuzthere said: Red car with yellow rims.. Could we maybe get the word of god that that was, in fact, Knockout?? (Fabulous issue, btw! Totally didn't see that coming!)

obfuscobble:

lizwuzthere:

mscottwrites:

Yes. That is Knock Out, Air Hammer, Injector, Fireshot and Vanquish. Because my three favorite things in TF lore are Micromaster combiners, fuzors and Knock Out. Did I mention I love Knock Out?

Bless you Mairghread~

OHHHHHHHHHH MY GOSH!!!!!!! CONFIRMED CONFIRMED CONFIRMED  also Mscott confirmed once again for awesome writer and person

Knock Out in IDWverse.  Yesssssssssss.  So many avenues open up with this information.  So many.  I want IDW medic snark and bitching like, yesterday.  

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FIC: Disciplinary Action - Transformers - Ironhide/Sideswipe

So, the tf_rare_pairing comm on Livejournal (mirrored here and fully functional as well on DW) is having a fic lottery. Where you write fic for prompts and get tickets that you can drop to win prizes.

Prizes. I am like -342343 to my save vs. prizes. And I will be stuffing a few of those prize buckets, k thnx. :D

I might have already written a fic. >_>

Also now my DW posts are being automatically mirrored to Tumblr, via the magic of IFTTT. So, there shall be fic posted to here now.  Enjoy!

Title: Disciplinary Action
Universe/Continuity: Bayverse
Rating: PG
Warnings: …robot swearing?
Characters: Ironhide, Sideswipe
Pairing: Ironhide/Sideswipe
Prompt: Sideswipe/Ironhide (Bayverse) - “You’re gorgeous when you’re angry”
Notes: Set very pre-movies.

Sideswipe did not sneak well. It wasn’t in his nature. Also, trying to sneak in a cargo bay filled with milling troops fresh off the battlefield was pretty impossible. Read more… )

Robots and cyborgs and androids, oh my!

ultharkitty:

Robot Big Bang is open for sign ups.

OH MY.

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sunnybutte:

lecidre:

Transformers with a Terminator vibe.

Daaaaaayum

I’m really convinced that the only explanation for OP’s increasingly violent personality arc in Bayverse is that he’s slowly going insane and going Shattered Glass.  I mean, lookit that first pic.  Dude is coming from the Smelting Pit to fuck your shit up, and in the second one he brought his demon with him.  And his demon’s snack.

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thesassformers:

thesassformers:

Just a reminder that we have a bunch of super radical designs in the Sassformers Redbubble Store!

Show your sassy side and grab some gear for the summer!

All of these designs are available on clothing! That includes T-shirts, tank tops, sweaters, hoodies, scoop neck t’s, and baseball shirts!

Some are even available as a sticker, phone case, tote bag, and even as a pillow!

Head on down to the store and check out these designs and MORE!

Use the code 04JUL2014 all this weekend to get 15% off anything and everything in the Sassformers Redbubble store!

Oh god I don’t need anymore t-shirts, BUT IF I DID.

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golby2:

1 day, 1 sketch.
Request weeeeeeek

June 2, 2014 - HM Chromedome
June 3, 2014 - G1 Sideswipe
June 4, 2014 - SG Blazter
June 5, 2014 - Octane
June 6, 2014 -Bluestreak
June 7, 2014 -Boooooooooooooooooooob
June 8, 2014 - Astrotrain

HI CAN YOU SEE ME, I’M WAVING!!!!111

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