Rodimus Prime: The ROTF novelization has a moment of actual sanity in it? Good god, I may have to track it down now—bet our library system has it. I didn’t read it and I also confess that I never went to see ROTF in the theatre…could tell early on that it was going to be one of those
movies that I’d want to see numerous times and with these, I’d rather wait and put the money towards the dvd. Did the novel have anything interesting to say about those ‘hatchlings’ the Decepticons were trying to raise? Yet another movie throwaway point that had me initially scratching my head and thinking, “But I thought Optimus said that with the AllSpark gone…" Then I came to my senses, reminded myself that I was watching the Transformers version of Chariots Of The Gods crossed with every crummy fantasy quest movie ever made, and forgot about it, at least for the duration of the movie. It’s only afterwards, at moments like this, banging away on the keyboard, that all the kazillions of questions my logical subconscious was left with come flooding back.
And while that logical side of me is kinda glad to hear that Jetfire did in fact exhibit actual discretion insofar as his insignia was involved, here’s another like irk to ponder: If you went to a used car dealership and got into, say, a Honda, and saw an emblem on the steering wheel that wasn’t representative of Honda cars, wouldn’t you immediately be suspicious and wonder whether the car wasn’t perhaps riddled with knock-off parts? Sam got a pass from me because it was obvious that he was a testosterone-addled youth who only wanted a car so he could bag a chick and who probably only had three brain cells left to rub together at that point, but otherwise? Seriously?
Ugh, I’ve got to get off this track…now my head’s starting to hurt. AGAIN.
Funny bit: Did you know that your monicker’s original name is #14 on the list of ‘The 30 Most Unfortunately Named Transformers’? Here’s why: ‘14/Hot Rod … All right. We were almost willing to let Hot Rod slide, because it can also be a term for a car. But then we remembered when he got the Matrix he changed his name to Rodimus Prime. Obviously, the dude just really liked rods.'
Hee! I’d ask if there was any truth to that, but don’t know you well enough yet!
And now to my fellow femmes…Starscream’s Girl: About movieverse Starscream, am I the only person who gets the sense that he has long ‘eyelashes’, just from the way his eyes are constructed and the way they ‘blink’?...Herald of Unicron: Aw, don’t hate on poor ol’ Sentinel Prime. He can’t help how much of a jackass he is, he’s just written that way! Besides, I’m sure some fan will likewise soon write a terrible, terrible
redemption fic for this character which’ll explain everything. (Why do I already have the shuddery feeling that slash will be involved?)