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21

Oct

sephirose said: My own vision of pre-war Cybertron had strict reproduction limits: you can only bond/breed with someone not only in your caste, but someone who shares your alt-mode. And even then you had to go through a screening process for both a bonding ceremony and to have a child.

decepticonsensual:

sephirose:

decepticonsensual:

I can see this, yeah - especially with the whole “functionally immortal” problem.

Would the screening process be easier or harder depending on caste - like, would upper-caste mecha be able to cruise through?  Or would lower-caste mecha be more likely to pass, since the government would want more labourers/disposables?

Allow me to explain,puppy.

The Senate/Guild says they operate on a fair system, and to play Devil’s advocate they are (mostly) correct. Let me use you and I as an example.

Let’s say that you and  are in love. We’re both high caste and we get along great. Just one problem: I’m a sleek two wheeler and you’re a robust four wheeler. Doesn’t matter that we’re the same caste; our deferent alt-modes are “incompatible”.

Now let’s change it a bit: we’re the same alt-mode, but you’re higher caste than I. Also a no-go right out of the gate. “Incompatibility”

Upper caste or lower caste the rules apply. The low castes are mostly ignored, but there are times when the law is enforced on them. The higher the cast, the more privileges you enjoy…but the bonding/breeding law applies to eveyone

Makes sense!

So, is the screening process just to ensure the two partners’ caste and alt are the same, or are there other elements the authorities would look at?

If alt mode + caste is good, you’ve cleared stage 1. But even then you’re not guaranteed a certificate (yes, you need one. No, forging it is a bad, bad, bad idea.) They look at your history, your personality, nothing too in depth but thorough enough so that they know what they’re in for. If everything is go, mazel tov. You can have a ceremony, get that certificate and apply for a reproductive certificate whenever you wish. If you want one whilst you apply for the BCC (bonding ceremony certificate), that will be extra.

20

Oct

sephirose said: My own vision of pre-war Cybertron had strict reproduction limits: you can only bond/breed with someone not only in your caste, but someone who shares your alt-mode. And even then you had to go through a screening process for both a bonding ceremony and to have a child.

decepticonsensual:

I can see this, yeah - especially with the whole “functionally immortal” problem.

Would the screening process be easier or harder depending on caste - like, would upper-caste mecha be able to cruise through?  Or would lower-caste mecha be more likely to pass, since the government would want more labourers/disposables?

Allow me to explain,puppy.

The Senate/Guild says they operate on a fair system, and to play Devil’s advocate they are (mostly) correct. Let me use you and I as an example.

Let’s say that you and  are in love. We’re both high caste and we get along great. Just one problem: I’m a sleek two wheeler and you’re a robust four wheeler. Doesn’t matter that we’re the same caste; our deferent alt-modes are “incompatible”.

Now let’s change it a bit: we’re the same alt-mode, but you’re higher caste than I. Also a no-go right out of the gate. “Incompatibility”

Upper caste or lower caste the rules apply. The low castes are mostly ignored, but there are times when the law is enforced on them. The higher the cast, the more privileges you enjoy…but the bonding/breeding law applies to eveyone

 

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Silmarillion mood boards (11/?)

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Silmarillion mood boards (11/?)

Lúthien requested by naryamirie
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Sleeping Beauty

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“Danish folklore consists of folk tales, legends, songs, music, dancing, popular beliefs and traditions comuminicated by the inhabitants of towns and villages across the country, often passed on from generation to generation by word of mouth. As in neighbouring countries, interest in folklore grew with an emerging feeling of national consciousness in 19th century Denmark. Researchers travelled across the country collecting innummerable folktales, songs and sayings while observing traditional dress in the various regions. Folklore today is part of the national heritage, represented in particular by national and local traditions, songs, folk dances and literature.”

mermaid-sydney:

Fairy Tale Meme: 2/2 Countries of Origin ~ Denmark

Danish folklore consists of folk tales, legends, songs, music, dancing, popular beliefs and traditions comuminicated by the inhabitants of towns and villages across the country, often passed on from generation to generation by word of mouth. As in neighbouring countries, interest in folklore grew with an emerging feeling of national consciousness in 19th century Denmark. Researchers travelled across the country collecting innummerable folktales, songs and sayings while observing traditional dress in the various regions. Folklore today is part of the national heritage, represented in particular by national and local traditions, songs, folk dances and literature.”

13

Oct


MOOD BOARD | Alice (insp. x & x)

MOOD BOARD | Alice (insp. x & x)

12

Oct

whippedcloudsofcream said: Also, I'm sorry being nosy, but I'm just curious 😳 Why do you dislike Optimus being the Thirteenth Prime? Is it the negative connotation of the number itself placed on Optimus?

Don’t apologize, it’s fine :D. Also, thank you so much for your kind words <3. I actually wrote about Optimus being 13 way back when I first found out about it, but it has nothing to do with the number itself.

It’s that it feels like something out of a really poorly executed/thought out fanfic. OP being the 13th Prime, for me, didn’t take an ounce of imagination or originality; it was as if the writer just picked the easiest thing to make Optimus. It’s something I would see on the embarrassingly bad side of a fanfiction website.

Compounding that is just how bad the Covenant is. I’ve already discussed this with other people, but holy crap, how the hell did this thing get published? It’s so…holy crap, what can I saw about it? It’s not good. At all. It’s brief, weak, tries to do too much in not enough time, and doesn’t sate my appetite for a story bible.

Hell, as someone who reads texts from ancient and modern religions for fun, I would have loved it if the CoP were more like, say, the Bible meets the Mahabarata with appendixes In the back that gives thorough explanations for the Primes, timelines, maps, glossary, etc.

10

Oct

paixchasseur:

      — ♔ —       Thirteen was unlike the other Primes. His type was warrior, a physical adept, with leadership and intellectual fortitude of kings. Where Megatronus was riddled with contradiction, Thirteen had no such troubles and was perhaps as a result far lesser in ego than any of the other late Primes. At this time of our making he was quiet and dutiful, obedient to Prime’s commands and dedicated to assisting those who required it. He was like Prime’s second, but unlike the rest he had no special object or weapon associated with him, taking up only those lesser tools crafted by Solus, and his armor, as he was instructed. This would seem odd if we did not all know that his true purpose was a mediator and visionary.
      Thirteen was an inspirational speaker and a deep thinker with a calm soul. His steady, perceptive nature meant he was well liked, and he pulled his own weight. He used to comfort others in times of stress with a friendly hand on their shoulder and the words, ❝All are one.❞ There was a contented light in him that made us believe it. Even Megatronus would be calmed this way when he came in from one of his great battle rages, foaming with his puissance and resentment. Thirteen united us. Without his influence we would have fallen into disarray far sooner.
              — Alpha Trion
                The Covenant of Primus, pg 15
                  [ writing by justina robson; art by ken christainsen ]

paixchasseur:

      — —       Thirteen was unlike the other Primes. His type was warrior, a physical adept, with leadership and intellectual fortitude of kings. Where Megatronus was riddled with contradiction, Thirteen had no such troubles and was perhaps as a result far lesser in ego than any of the other late Primes. At this time of our making he was quiet and dutiful, obedient to Prime’s commands and dedicated to assisting those who required it. He was like Prime’s second, but unlike the rest he had no special object or weapon associated with him, taking up only those lesser tools crafted by Solus, and his armor, as he was instructed. This would seem odd if we did not all know that his true purpose was a mediator and visionary.

      Thirteen was an inspirational speaker and a deep thinker with a calm soul. His steady, perceptive nature meant he was well liked, and he pulled his own weight. He used to comfort others in times of stress with a friendly hand on their shoulder and the words, ❝All are one.❞ There was a contented light in him that made us believe it. Even Megatronus would be calmed this way when he came in from one of his great battle rages, foaming with his puissance and resentment. Thirteen united us. Without his influence we would have fallen into disarray far sooner.

              — Alpha Trion
                The Covenant of Primus, pg 15

                  [ writing by justina robson; art by ken christainsen ]