Liberal Enslavement

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albawrites:

purplefaceman:

linksoppa:

albawrites:

misfireofficial:

fulcrum being portrayed as a 100% good fucking sparkle blossom child is what really grinds my gears

any decepticon, regardless of loser level, being portrayed as this really bothers me

give me character layers grrr argh

Agreed. Since his former job was planetforming it’s suffice to say he’s xenophobic, and Lord knows what other gray moral views he holds. The Scavengers doesn’t have a “pure” member.

Just because his former job was planetforming doesn’t mean he was xenophobic. 

Just because someone is an exterminator doesn’t mean they’re entomophobic.

Primus knows he’s not perfect, but still.

It’s worth noting that Fulcrum specifically describes organics as too backwards to realize their own inferiority”. This implies that as much as Fulcrum can realize how messed up a lot of Decepticons got, he still believes that organics are inferior to Cybertronians.

To be perfectly honest, he’s not the only one! A lot of Autobots are particularly xenophobic towards organic races (especially humans). Some were influenced by horrible experiences (ex: Sunstreaker) or some are just biased (ex: Rodimus). In the case of Fulcrum, it’s probably been influenced by propaganda ever since he was forged, as it’s implied he was forged during the war.

In any case, it’s probably fair to say that he has some level of xenophobia. He may not go around stomping organics to death (really, we don’t know, maybe he does), but he certainly thinks that they’re beneath him.

Fulcrum definitely has some really bad ideals. But this is what makes him a real character. He was born in the environment with the ideal of extreme cybertronian supremacy, it’s no surprise he would think that.

I think this is the most scary thing because it shows good people can do bad things and have terrible ideals because they exist in a society with wrong ideals.

A real life example: if you ask a white man in 1880, he would most likely think PoC are lower races and at best be his servant. There’s a chance that he would be more extreme and think it’s totally fine to kill a PoC because they are no better than animal. But that white man could also be a noble man who would be willing to sacrifice his own life to save his friends. It’s just the 19th century society he was in makes him a racist (and probably a sexist too).

That’s why “ideals” is dangerous because 99% of the people in the society, especially in a relatively close society, don’t/can’t think retrospectively of what they’ve bee told to believe. With bad ideologies, those people could be terrible oppressor, but at the same time, they are also victims of those poisonous ideas (except a few on the high above places who actually work out those ideologies to control the people).

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calibrashuns:

gokuma:

happygoldfish:

callykarishokka:

eabevella:

biorobo:

can i just ask what the fuck tarn is doing in this panel 
he looks like he’s having a battle with gravity

Tarn: watch me do this cool ass 360 degree flip and headshot
Alex Milne: WHERE THE HELL DO I PUT TARN IN THIS PANEL DAMN YOU JAMES ROBERTS OK UP THERE YOU GO TARN



Holy crap it got so much better…

omg XD

I knew those 672 hours of COD would come in handy one day


OMG XDDDDD

calibrashuns:

gokuma:

happygoldfish:

callykarishokka:

eabevella:

biorobo:

can i just ask what the fuck tarn is doing in this panel 

he looks like he’s having a battle with gravity

Tarn: watch me do this cool ass 360 degree flip and headshot

Alex Milne: WHERE THE HELL DO I PUT TARN IN THIS PANEL DAMN YOU JAMES ROBERTS OK UP THERE YOU GO TARN

Holy crap it got so much better…

omg XD

I knew those 672 hours of COD would come in handy one day

OMG XDDDDD

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Reblog if you have read fan fiction better than some published books

ursulavernon:

shazrolane:

desert-neon:

bumblegabe:

Help me prove a point

I have never reblogged anything faster.

Unfortunate for the books, but speaks loads about the quality of some fan fics

Oh, hell yeah. Anything by incandescens can stand on my bookcase any time.

If we use Mike Costa’s TF: Ongoing series as standard, then 99% of the fan fictions are better than that bullshit

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Filed under yeah yeah i am a costa hater

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lizwuzthere:

onsaud:

James Roberts just tweeted this oh my god


 Someone on Twitter asked him about First Aid and the ithers and he just said like “you’ll see”Sooooo this isn’t so far fetched :U

lizwuzthere:

onsaud:

James Roberts just tweeted this oh my god

Someone on Twitter asked him about First Aid and the ithers and he just said like “you’ll see”

Sooooo this isn’t so far fetched :U