As if to say the completed piece isn't as good as the flat, unfinished work.
We of this radioactive town have been awarded a special gift from the gods of ice and snow. Though I must admit that such an elusive and very enigmatic creature was only thought of in legend and old 50s sitcom reruns.
But this being of wonder has combed the streets of this unworthy town to bless it with its song of happiness and the bringing of delightful frost despite the evils of the blistering summer.
We have been graced by the fabled and mythical Ice Cream Truck!
I thought they were only stories told to children. But it is real, I tell you!
In all seriousness. I just heard this cheerful tune, ran outside and yup, there was a van with I think Baskin Robbins on it. Guys, we've never had an ice cream truck, not back when I was a kid. And now..this thing has appeared.
And apparently this wondrous creature of fable is also magical too! The fucking thing teleported! Seriously, it actually teleported. One moment it was on my street heading towards the hospital, the next...it was across the street behind two houses heading for the high school. And for those of you without a sense of direction, the hospital is to the east, while the high school is to the west. This thing crossed literally 500 feet within a mere nanosecond.
And the strangest thing, no one rushed out to greet it. Was I the only one who saw this thing? Am I having an LSD trip? Is the heat getting to me? I actually, for the first time in my life...chased an ice cream truck. And I think I was the only person who knew what it was. The only person in this stupid town that knows what an ice cream truck sounds like and looks like. Because we've never had one before this one.
It took waiting until my 30s just to see one in person and then chase it down. Where the hell was this thing when I was 7? I think the heat really is baking my brain. I'm seeing ice cream trucks. I hope it comes back tomorrow. I could have ice cream without having to go to the store! One vanilla and chocolate dip cone please!
Just in case people haven't seen them...
For those of you who haven't noticed.
There it is.
Also, for those of you who have yet to start reading the "Neltharion Saga" whatever...
Just to make sure you guys are able to catch up.
You know, I need some...Squishy lovin'. Because I've been so sad, I need Squishy again.
So, let's talk about this little...sentence for a moment...
Neltharion the Dirt-Warder. Because all he protects is the dirt.
I actually knew about this. And I saw this video a while ago. And then someone decided to show it to me again...because they didn't know that I had seen it already. Naturally.
He showed it to me in a comment on that image there.
Because all of a sudden, I guess I got featured on Equestria Daily again...but wasn't notified this time...which is why all of a sudden, I'm being flooded with favs once more. Which I like At least there's a part of DA that is still awake. I've noticed a lot of the rest of you have fallen back to sleep.
And I've been having a hard week and I need this. Nel needs me. With that cute face of his...
Okay, I actually made a small reference in the last story regarding that um...video. Yes, I actually referenced youtube video in the second to the last chapter of Wrath of the Warchief.
File all your complaints at email@example.com
I'm joking of course. No more pitchforks and torches, please. I'm not the Frankenstein monster.
Well, here is the reference...
- “It’s a matter of principle!” said Calia. “The world doesn't need a Dirt-Warder! The evil that stalks the world doesn't attack the dirt! It’s the people that need your strength! Who cares for the dirt?”
And there is where it comes from.
So, Calia, much like the kid in the video, doesn't really understand what exactly it is that Nel protected. Was it Dirt? Really?
Guys, he protected the planet. I mean the whole planet. I mean everything about that planet.
Yeah. That. The whole thing. And maybe its moons too. It's got two of them. Why not?
So, it's a little bit more than dirt, guys. We're not talking about topsoil here, we're talking about ocean trenches, the mantle, outer liquid core, the inner solid core, the crust. Possibly the EM field that protects Azeroth from solar radiation. Remember what I said about back when Azeroth had one continent...one giant continent? And I basically compared it to Pangea, the supercontinent that we had? What did I say would happen? Big time drought, right? Yeah, global temps going up. The Oceanic conveyor belt shutting down. And basically this one continent because of its position was pretty much the main culprit to the death of 90% of life on Earth. Including what swam in the oceans.
That's pretty nasty. Well, the same could have been said for Azeroth too when Old Kalimdor was one continent. But Azeroth had something Earth didn't. Azeroth had the Earth Warder.
See that cute and adorable face made sure that 90% of life on Azeroth didn't go extinct. Hell, even when he went crazy, just by existing, prevented the planet from becoming too hostile to life when the continents shifted into the four that exist now.
All by existing, people. All he did was exist...and give Malygos a hard time...and the planet was still more than capable of housing life.
Now, again, if Neltharion had died...
Welcome to Azeroth. Population: Burnt to a Crisp.
- Temperatures today seem to be in the high 860s degrees F, here on the blazing frontier of the Eastern Kingdoms, we might get as high as 865. So, be sure to...not go outside, because it's going to be so hot, lead will melt.
- Wind is blowing from the southeast 230 mph and the air pressure is thick enough to squish a Titanic Watcher. Be sure to wear a mask today because the carbon dioxide levels are a bit high for spring. I'd say the flowers are blooming, but there ain't no flowers! They all burned when our Earth-Warder left!
- I will have to say this folks, I will never, ever call Neltharion the Dirt-Warder again. Neltharion, please come back and make Azeroth livable again!
So his daughter could be a Princess.
I found this and I was just amazed by the stupidity.
For one thing I will say, my nickname is Little Princess. Shut up, it has meaning. My grandfather called my mother Princess so therefore when I was born, I was Little Princess. And no matter how old I get, I am still Little Princess.
That's how you do it, people. That's how you make your daughter a princess. Just call her Princess as a nickname. Though in practice, unless we are royalty, we can't have a royal title officially, but there is nothing wrong with having it as a nickname. I have it as a nickname, my mother has it as a nickname, it's okay to have it as a nickname.
Of course my real father called me Pumpkin, not Little Princess. Little Princess was what my mother called me.
But this guy wanted to make it official. For those of you who have children, especially daughters, your daughter is your princess. It's like a normal thing. But you don't need to make it absolutely official! Just call her "princess".
Guy from Virginia travels to Africa and plants a flag their family made at the border between Sudan and Egypt to claim the land in the name of his Princess. His daughter.
A 7-year-old Virginia girl wants to be a real princess so bad that her dad actually claimed land along the Sudanese border in Africa to fulfill her wishes, according to the Washington Post.
"As a parent you sometimes go down paths you never thought you would," Jeremiah Heaton told the Washington Post.
Heaton, a father of three who works in the mining industry, searched desolate stretches of land near Egypt until planted a blue flag with four stars and a crown on a rocky hill in an 800-square-mile unclaimed swath of desert last month. He proclaimed Emily as princess, calling it "North Sudan."
Obviously, that doesn't mean we have a new nation
Heaton now needs legal recognition from neighboring countries, the United Nations or other groups with actual political control of the land, experts told the Bristol Herald Courier.
Heaton, who ran for Congress in 2012, is confident he'll get approval. He believes love with conquer all.
"I founded the nation in love for my daughter," Heaton said.
Read more: www.4029tv.com/national/va-man…
Look guy, in order to make Kedzuel, I had to do some relative study of royal titles and shit. I had to understand that Emperors produce Grand Dukes as offsprings.
And a Princess means she is a daughter of a King, mostly. Unless it's a Principality where the highest title is Prince or Princess. But in most circles and understanding, if your daughter is now Princess of this micronation you annexed from a bunch of already angry at each other two countries...it means you just claimed yourself as King.
And you're white.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the basic mentality of the Blitzardi. YOU'RE FUCKING LOOKING AT IT!
But at least when Cerenath Khan Draconis goes and decides to take over a border of two angry countries, he at least has the power to annihilate both countries and or enslave their people to prevent any dispute of his claim. You're just gonna get yourself shot! Worse yet, you'll get your kid shot!
This guy is stupid.
There are such things as micronations. There's one in Nevada by the way. Just buy yourself a little plot of land in Montana or something, plant your flag there, start creating pretend currency, and no one would give two shits of what you decide to call it. I could do the same thing with my 30 acre farm. I'll just make a flag, plant it, and put a sign outside claiming that the 30 acres is now the Sovereign Nation of Rhotundria. Or something. Because you in some ways own the friggin land, you can do anything with it so long as it's not illegal. Hell, people might just stop by just to take pictures of it and you can charge them to take a tour or something. Certainly a lot safer than what this douche is doing.
But don't go annexing a piece of someone's country that you're not a citizen of in the first place, and who is actually not exactly friendly towards your country of origin as well. Because it's only going to end badly.
Since the mentioning of Andromeda where the Kethosi are mostly stuck in...mentioned in the stories that I have written, I feel it necessary to just talk about the diversity of that galaxy.
I suppose with some of my head cleared, I want to share these ideas with all of you. Now a lot of these races were in fact created prior to the project and I had been working on. And at this time, they were not very important to the story. They still aren't, at least when it comes to this story we're writing together. But Kedzuel in a few instances has mentioned some species that are in the Andromeda Galaxy, one is the Rathanki. These creatures were made from the various notes to make the universe I was creating for the Kethosi themselves to be very colorful.
So, one thing I would point out, there are not many humanoid aliens or (rubber-forehead) Aliens in Andromeda. Actually, I've only made only one species that are clear human-like at least in appearance.
And one person once asked about the actual size of the Kethosi (Space Dragons)...so, I'll state that first.
First up are the Cryo-Ir, who are very pale white with icy blue or minty green tiger like stripes. They are the shortest of the Kethosi, about Kiryuu's height. 50-60 meters tall. Their abilities are heat oriented, manipulating cold.
The Auri, who are the pale gold Kethosi with platinum silver hair are around 65-68 meters tall. Their abilities are healing and light and shadow based. Biokinesis is an Auri's speciality. Trust me, you would want them on board a ship because they can even bring back the dead.
The Lengodo are the middle range Kethosi. Green scaled and 67-70 meters tall. Their abilities are psychokinesis. Mostly telepathy, empathy, and telekinetic with a slight talent for reality warping. Which explains why they also are good Navigators, but make better scientists and biological computers.
Khazabi are the red scaled Kethosi. And they are 70-75 meters tall. They too can manipulate heat, as well as pyrokinesis and minor matter-energy manipulation. However, their actual speciality was industry.
And the largest are the Blitzardi themselves. Ruling subspecies of the Kethosi with a coppery gold coloration. Rage from 79-85 meters, with Kedzuel himself topping at a whopping 90.5 meters tall. His height is unnatural, a side effect of his augmentation to defeat Khan. Before Kedzuel's 90 meter height, Khan himself surpassed many Blitzardi with his 87 meters. And as most of you do already know...and have seen examples of it in the images...Blitzardi are particle and energy manipulators. Mostly electromagnetism as well as a unique ability to convert matter to energy and right back. They are are the reality warpers by nature whereas the other Kethosi must rely on the Array to do what a Blitzardi does naturally. Because they can manipulate matter, they can shape it into any form, which includes their own bodies. They are the perfect shape shifters, who can take on any form, from other sentient creatures to animals, to even just organic materials and inorganic minerals.
The Kethosi are the largest sentient species and their size is not the norm, even in the Andromeda Galaxy. Most other creatures are relatively human sized, or just a little taller or shorter.
So, here we go, the other creatures, sentient.
I took some influence in Star Wars, when I saw a very diverse groups of sentient species. Though I am more of a Star Trek fan, I wanted to stray away from the usual rubber-forehead aliens. Want to make your humans aliens? Just add some weird crest upon their foreheads, thicker body hair, strange colored eyes, or pointed ears. Maybe a tail or two.
Granted there was a reason for this, Star Trek in its infancy was limited to budget. As well as when they did use strange alien creatures, it was either an awkward puppet or very badly put on make-up which made it difficult for the actor to act in it. And also we humans in general have a hard time to relating to something that don't have similar recognizable facial expressions as we do. (It explains the eyebrows and the Disney-like look of the Kethosi.) Star Wars could take the same budget used to create one season of Star Trek and splurge to make better looking aliens who are truly alien in appearance. Jabba the Hutt, people.
So, here we go.
First we have the actual humanoids. I mean they look human as human as can be. It's just that their skin color is a bit off.
The Jentari, race of very tall, slender humanoids who have varying shades of gray as a skin pigment, rather than the usual human shades of brown. Range from stark, nearly white, to a slate gray with black hair from straight to curly and red eyes. They are taller than normal humans, nearly topping off at 3 meters.
Then there are the Solarisans, who are relatively humanoid, as humanoid looking as the Thundercats are. They are humanoid feline-like people, without tails. And they are short, one and a half meters tall with furry colorations that are similar to tabby cats, orange, gray, sometimes black and black eyes.
The Edanoi are nearly 3 meter tall, saurian creatures. Basically they are similar to the deinonychus in appearance with a more human-like torso and opposable thumbs. They are blue or green scaled. And they are also covered in feathers. And much like the Kethosi, the Edanoi are six-limbed, having a pair of feathery wings on their back. They cannot fly, but are capable of a lengthy, supported glide.
The Rathanki are actually rodent like creatures, but very large rodents. And they stand nearly 4 meters tall. They are also voracious breeders, who can populate a planet much faster than any other creatures. The Kethosi specifically treat them like vermin, or a bacterial disease despite their sentience. They aren't bright either.
Then we have the Onolaans. The Onolaans are actually gigantic single-celled amoeba-like, sentient species with varying colors of gold, orange, and red. They are nearly 10 meters in diameter when stretched completely out, but they can compact themselves. Basically, they are intelligent blobs, and are quite friendly despite their maddening appearance. An Onolaan served as a runner for the rebellion against Khan, gathering supplies and information. Onolaans are very good at bartering and trade. And some of them are captains of ships called Highliners, recreational touring ships basically. And they love to have a good time. Since I wrote down a few notes, I think of the non-Kethosi species in Andromeda, the Onolaans are probably one of the most fleshed out. The Onolaan who helped the resistance was a special friend to Kedzuel, named Omaar. He served the part of the friendly bartender for the resistance as well as a space pirate and ganster. Kedzuel could always count on Omaar to get much needed supplies for the resistance, though with a price. But the fee was well worth it.
I thought I would give some examples of Kethosi ranks and titles, both military, civilian, and the Aristocracy.
A’shaxru’hashi Xi Kedzuel Draconis
Ru’hashi Your Majesty, Highness (in reference to the Emperor)
Man’pidux Grand Duke
Maq’isyos Barron, Earl, Viscount
V’saeli King, Planetary Governor
C’karelarios High Chancellor
L’blitzardi Kyoxi Blitzardi Aristocracy
Synaedi Kethos Kethosi High Council
L’ngsiore Navigator (ship captain)
Episma’timago Field Captain
Geu’los Colonel, Major
I thought I'd just mess around with the language to create proper titles. However, when talking to other characters in English, they primarily use Earth-like titles. And this makes sense due to the fact that the Kethosi shared their culture with humans.
Still fighting the Deadness
I am drawing Kedzuel just to see if I can break away from the artistic death I've suffered lately.
It is clinical depression. Things that make me happy, bring me joy, has lately felt like ashes.
Drawing an image of Kedzuel...just after he destroyed a Reaper...but I want to show what I'm feeling through him. This warn, tied, expression.
And show what it looks like when he's extended and strained too much of his power.
What happens is...pretty much...
He goes from looking like this...
To looking a little bit more like this...
Silver hair isn't caused by age in Blitzardi. It's caused by stress and straining too much of their electromagnetic powers. It causes the color to be stripped from the hair follicles. Kedzuel's own silver streaks is caused by him exerting himself. Exerting the godly power that he has. He becomes more efficient at it, but in the end, he pretty much looks like his uncle.
And become very, very powerful, but hopefully not mad.
I figured that since he is getting a lot of stress lately, it's time to change his hair color a bit more.
Look, guys, I realize that you all are trying to be helpful and suggest ways of fixing my computer or offer parts and such, but let me tell you something.
You all are assuming A LOT if you think I am running a PC when I do my artwork.
A whole lot.
Half of you probably don't know which operating systems most Mac users are currently using right now. So, I know that any advice you all want to give me is going to be useless.
Now, excuse me, I need to contact Adobe so they can allow me to cross platform my photoshop so I can install it into this....after I've cleaned off most of the junk, reinstall my wacom drivers, and find a way to convert this keyboard to a japanese one so I can do my signatures without having to buy some program to do that with.
Because my Mac, I didn't need a program for that, I just set it up in Dashboard.
I need to let you all know that my computer has died. I'm using a back up but this computer I'm using does not have my drawing software on it.
So, I don't know when I'll be able to start back making artwork. It might be a while.
I give you all, Michael Bay.
Yeah. The NC is right, when he has nothing, no explosions, no waving the American Flag, no giant robots fighting, no boobs swinging, not even a script...he's....
Grimlock, what do you think about all of this?
Grimlock: Me Grimlock know words better than Fleshy Director-bot. What can me say about movies? Me Grimlock like big explody things! But after a while, big explody things get boring. You know, Me Grimlock might want to start watching Gone With the Wind. Cuz it not only have Big Explody things and Fleshy-bots running scared, it also has actual dialog that stimulates Grimlock's core processors. More than what Bay-bot ever had. Besides, me Grimlock like Butler-bot. Me Grimlock not give a damn too. But me Grimlock cried when Fiddle-ee-dee-bot finally said she wanted to go home. Me Grimlock miss home too. Me Grimlock want Cybertron! *starts crying*
Aw, it's okay, Grimlock.
Grimlock: And me Grimlock will watch Wizard of Oz. Me Grimlock got a little teary-eyed at Dorothy-bot when she sang pretty song about rainbows. Oh, me Grimlock gonna cry again!
So, what you're saying is a lot of the classics had a bit more substance than today's movies now, huh, Grimlock?
Grimlock: Yup. Me Grimlock like old movies.
Any movies you like from today, though?
Grimlock: Me Grimlock like...um...Lego Movie. It was fun to watch. Oh, and Pacific Rim had all the explody things too, but made it fun to watch. And Me Grimlock like How to Train your Dragon-bot. But me Grimlock can't get that song from Frozen out of head.
You mean Let it Go?
Grimlock: No, don't say that! Please! Me Grimlock can't take earworm again!
Really, seriously?! There are times where I wish this planet would blow the fuck up. Because if I am going to die, I wanna take a lot of the assholes that I've dealt with today with me.
Trust me, there aren't enough curse words in the English Language for the type of day I've had. Or the Spanish, or the Japanese languages.
Let's face it there aren't enough curse words in the entire multitude of Human Languages to describe my day. Maybe we need to bring in some aliens to remedy that. Does anyone know any Klingon?
qatlh vaj QIp? QIp! bID yab ghaj ghaH bopummeH Hab Quch.
Made me feel a little better. Qapla'!
So, apparently, when Cameron re-released the Titanic in 2012, marking its 100th Anniversary, a bunch of teenage girls were shocked to learn that the not only the Titanic was in fact a real ship. The RMS Titanic, was a mail carrying ship who just so happened to have passengers on board as it traveled from England to New York in its route to deliver mail from England to the Americas.
Which is kinda normal for back then. Passenger liners had passengers board who knew that the ship was going their way, and it was a way to make extra money to allow passengers on board and not just mail cargo.
So, yeah, apparently the sinking of the Titanic was never included in history classes for some of these American teenage girls who just thought the movie Titanic was nothing more than a movie, and not loosely based on an actual tragedy.
I guess I was one of the ones who was lucky to learn about the Titanic since when I was a little girl, I read news reports and was told about how they began to amount an underwater expedition that would uncover the resting place of the ship during the mid to late 80s. Which the movie was again loosely based and or referenced to.
I'm not shocked they didn't learn about this in class, I'm just shocked that these teenagers' curiosity wasn't hot enough to make them look up information on the Titanic on the Internet after they gushed over how romantic the movie is.
Though, however when there are movies like Titanic: The Legend Goes On that had a rapping dog, and The Legend of the Titanic, which included giant, talking Octopus named Tentacles and everyone surviving and keeping a conspiracy secret...I can now see why many these days think the actual sinking of the actual RMS Titanic was fictional. Seriously, those animated movies are literally an insult to anyone who had relatives who died on that boat. And a further insult is The Legend of the Titanic has a sequel.
All you have to do is look at this picture...
IS IT STUPID, YET?! IS IT? IS IT?!
People, this is why we can't have nice things.
Other things that happened in 1912. Arizona and New Mexico became our 47th and 48th states. We wouldn't be adding anymore states until 1959. Which meant both my mother and my aunt grew up with only 48 states during their childhood.
People from San Francisco, this is the year the Bay to Breakers is born.
And things were starting to boil a bit in Europe that led to World War I happening. World War I happened two years later.
By the way, Teenagers. World War I really happened to. So did World War II. And the first usage of a nuclear weapon happened at the later half of World War II.
Here's the link to the page I found...
Brad Jones: It's hard to get mad at this movie when there are giant robots riding giant dinosaurs.
Ye..ye...yeah...you got me there.
So, I have Grimlock here and I gotta ask, what happened to Shia LeBeouf?
Grimlock: Me Grimlock flicked LeBeef-bot off set. Paper grocery bag and all Then Slag ate him. Gave Slag indigestion.
By the way guys, LeBeouf is French for the Cow.
So, this movie was stupid. Like really stupid. But...it actually tasted good for being so bad for me. It's like what Brad said, this was the Baconater dipped in maple syrup served on top a bowl of big lard.
It's horrible, unhealthy, but tastes good, right?
Grimlock: Me Grimlock had no lines! Fleshy Director-bot gave Swoop two lines. ME GRIMLOCK LEADER! Me deserve more lines! Grimlock no get personal trailer either.
Yeah, for how they were hyped up the ass, it was the last 30 minutes. OF A MOVIE THAT WAS TWO HOURS AND FIFTEEN MINUTES LONG!
Again, it focuses more on the humans than the Transformers. And I don't mind that, but the story of these aliens from another planet gets lost over evil Black Ops Kelsey Grammer (who didn't look like Grammar) and rich inventor dude who was cutting Cybertronians up for parts. Oh, they were Decepticons. No they weren't, some of them were Autobots.
First scene of us seeing a Transformer, it was fucking Ratchet, and he got gutted by Lockdown, who was a bounty hunter hired by the fucking Quintessons to bring Optimus Prime back to...I dunno...Unicron? I'm fucking serious. It's obvious who he was referencing when he mentioned the Creators.
Grimlock: Um, fleshy bots don't know Cybertronian history. Me Grimlock tell. Long, ago, there was one Bot and him name Evil Planet-bot.
Unicron, he means Unicron.
Grimlock: Me Grimlock tell story, you shut up! Then, space skulls from Ice Cream Sorbet Nebula cut Evil Planet-Bot into two Planet-Bot, one Good Planet-Bot and one Evil Planet-bot. Um, me Grimlock think it made better sense in context. But, whatever.
Basically the Omniscient being known as the One, or God, or whatever, and his Vok, split Unicron in half to create Unicron v2.0 and Primus. And the Quintessons are stated to have some relationship with these two godly Cybertronians who represent Order and Chaos...and yeah...basically the Quintessons are the beings who built the Cybertronians. The Autobots were created for a purpose of building and manufacturing, while the Decepticons were built for military purposes. Which is why there was a class split. However, I will say that Transformers Prime did a better job of explaining the issue of Classism among Cybertronians.
Grimlock: Quintessons are five-faced squid bots with fleshy squid tentacles that make Grimlock shudder at night. And in original movie, they judged other bots either innocent or guilty, but bots always get same treatment. Fed to shark-bots.
Yeah, that's about it. This quote pretty much tells us who we're up against.
- We are Quintessons! Arrogance is our life’s blood, ambition is our food and drink, but most of all, hubris is the air we breathe!!
These guys. These guys were mentioned in the movie. However, they were not mentioned by name. Unless you were a Transformers Fan, like myself, who know some of the backstory about them...you would have missed it and be wondering who it is that Optimus Prime is gonna hunt down and destroy at the end. But because I'm a Transformers Fan, yeah, I knew who they were referencing a lot on.
So, the Quintessons were mentioned and showed up at the beginning to wiggle a pink, long hand...not tentacle, hand...but still just as nasty, before killing off a bunch of dinosaurs. Pretty much, you have to pay attention to get the backstory of what the fuck just happened.
Because it is very quick. The Quintessons, I dunno under the orders of Unicron, came to Earth and harvested biomass to be transformed into a mineral that would create the first Cybertronians. So, Michael Bay just spliced the Quintessons with Fucking Gravemind! And this is why we don't have dinosaurs anymore. So, the Cybertronians have been around for roughly a hundred million years, or less. Which in some ways make sense, because a lot did happen on Earth evolutionary wise over the course of 65 million years. We tend to overlook that bit, but there was the age of giant birds, the age of mega mammals, that eventually led up to the age of humans. Hell, after the first Ice Age that started when the asteroid dropped, it got hot and humid real quick. It's just that the Earth went through several Ice Ages during the 65 million year span. SEVERAL. Not one, not two, SEVERAL.
There's a reason why the Sahara Desert isn't a lush rainforest anymore.
So, yes, there is a story. FOR ONCE.
However, it's so interspersed through the movie between the drowning of the action scenes and the fact we don't focus on it for so long to even get what the fuck happened, it's hard to see it. But there is one.
For once, it seems Bay is trying. He's trying. Failing, but trying.
Okay, I will say this. Thank god, there's no everyone's an annoying comic relief! No Shia LaBeouf being paid for every syllable he has to say on screen. No, we get some of that from Mark Wahlberg. But, I'll excuse Marky Mark for that. He actually fits in the movie. He's an action movie actor who's made to deliver stupid lines and be in the scene kicking ass. And he's not useless. Unlike Shia LaBeouf's Sam Witwicky. He actually did stuff. He shot Transformers, he protected Prime. Where the fuck was Marky Mark in the other three movies? He would have been a better Sam Witwicky!
Wahlberg was a breath of fresh air to this movie. Honestly, he was made for a movie like this. He was annoying, but I excused it. He almost got a little close to being The Happening Marky Mark, and really, to watch that movie, it's like watching a train wreck. You don't wanna watch, but you can't help it.
However, his daughter, who played Kitara from Last Airbender God, she was just as bad as she was in that movie too.
Grimlock: Slime-bender bot. With Daisy Dukes shorts. Marky Mark-bot had point. Me Grimlock thought short shorts shrink even more.
Yeah, at times, this movie was self aware of the fact we saw Not-Kitara Slimebender as a sexy bimbo to the point where Marky Mark as her father was bitching about it in every scene she was in.
But I will say this. Thank Primus that annoying surfer Texan comic relief character died in act two! Thank you for killing off the comic relief! Thank you!
But this guy dies horribly. I mean, when this stuff like touches him, it burns him and turns into burning skeleton made of metal.
However, I could have lived without the Irish boyfriend and Not-Kitiara. Really.
But some good news. Guess who voiced Galvatron?
Grimlock: Mr. Spock-bot?
No, he voiced Sentinel Prime in the last movie...and butchered that wonderful line he delivered in Wrath of Khan. No, Galvatron was voiced by Frank Welker!
Grimlock: Hurray! Me Grimlock missed Welker-bot. Like all through the movie. Galvatron-bot barely in movie! Me didn't see him on set. Me Grimlock was busy complaining about living quarters. Bay-bot no give Grimlock personal trailer. Samurai-bot got personal trailer! Me Grimlock got bail of hay to lay on. Me gonna complain to Union!
Yeah, I noticed how little Galvatron was in the movie at all. Even far less than Grimlock. Surprised Prime when he spoke. Basically in the movie, the covert ops guys and the subcontractor that they hired to build their robot army...I'm serious...actually were the ones who rebuilt Megatron and turned him into Galvatron. And they called him Galvatron. In the movie, it is stated that Megatron was using them, feeding them info, weaving the threads, which is why I guess they got the name Galvatron from. Because Megs was the one who told them to call him that. And he...looks like Galvatron from Transformers Prime. Who can turn into a truck. Well, he did turn into a truck...an old beat up truck in the last two movies...but yeah...
Grimlock: Megatron look like truck Fred Sanford-bot would drive.
The Autobots...we have the return of Bumblebee, who had to again turn into a beat up old Dodge Charger. Then, he scanned a new Dodge Charger like he did in the first movie to turn into a new Dodge Charger. And we have Hound in this one, voice by...John Goodman. Hound. *face palm*
Actually I face palmed a lot watching this movie.
Ken Watanabe is the samurai-bot.
John Goodman is Hound.
And British spouting Crosshairs voiced by John DiMaggio.
With a long green overcoat. Who didn't say: "BITE MY SHINY METAL ASS!" He didn't say it. You have fucking John DiMaggio voicing a giant robot and you didn't have him talk like fucking Bender? Or say that line? Why? Why didn't you? Wasted moment.
Grimlock: Me Grimlock love Bender! Me agree. Fleshy-bots can bite Grimlock's shiny metal ass too. That is if me Grimlock can find metal donkey for fleshy bots to bite first.
Um, Grimlock, that's not what he means when he says ass.
Grimlock: Oh, what Bender mean then?
Um...*whispers into Grimlock's auditory sensor*
Grimlock: Why me Grimlock want fleshy bots to bite butt? Grimlock want disgusting fleshy-bot mouth no where near that!
But my big issue is that it jumped everywhere.
You had 2 hours and 15 minutes to tell a story. And you had too much story. Sub-plot A, Subplot B, Subplot C.5. I mean.
It's no plot, but lots and lots of subplots. There's the mentioning of the Quintessons, the humans build Galvatron, which was barely focused on, even though THAT should have been the actual movie alone without the fucking Quintessons bounty hunter in it. Why the fuck not just have it focused on Galvatron. I get that they needed something call the Space Seed (face palm) that the Quintessons used to turn all our biomass into the mineral that the subcontractor Stanley Tucci needed to build Galvatron his army.
But Optimus Prime....SHOOTS KELSEY GRAMMER!
Grimlock: Me Grimlock think Prime no like headshrinking-bot.
I'll say this, Optimus Prime was yeah, Stephen fucking Segal in this movie. Before, he's all peace and "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings" and in this one he's fucking had it with us semi-intelligent monkeys. Really. To the point where he just said: "fuck this planet, we're outta here." Not like that, but in the same vein. He had no problems in killing both humans and Cybertronians. Get the hell outta his way.
Though when he was in Mark Wahlberg's garage and mentions that he needed the other Autobots to fix him...two scenes later, he scans an 18 wheeler and he's all better. Well, dropped that plot thread, right?
And where do the Autobots meet? Monument Valley. No, I'm not joking. JASPER, NEVADA!
No, Jack, Miko, or Raf.
No Agent Winston Zeddmore either.
But, yeah, this movie was bad...and I did face palm, but at least it gave us Frank Welker as Galvatron, and no Shia LaBeouf. Or humping dogs. Or the stupid useless parents. Everything we pretty much hated about the other movies, yeah, this one got rid of those. It gave us some new issues, but got rid of the old ones.
Grimlock: Me Grimlock still not get personal trailer. And me Grimlock still not get paid. Prime shield smarts! Director-bot said it rubber. It not rubber! Director bot bad liar! Me Grimlock need new agent.
Well, at least Optimus set you Dinobots all free afterwards.
Grimlock: In China! Me Grimlock don't know Chinese. Too many dialects. Me Grimlock get confused. Which is Mandarin, which is Cantonese? Me Grimlock not know! Me Grimlock don't know how to eat with tiny sticks. Me Grimlock barely even like Chow Mein. Kung Pao Chicken gets stuck in Grimlock's teeth. Prime better come back and pick us up or me Grimlock will go Godzilla in downtown Tokyo!
Tokyo is in Japan.
Grimlock: Whatever. Me Grimlock bad at directions.
I feel like a piece of myself just died. I haven't been writing anything or even drawing anything. I feel unmotivated and I don't know why.
I really don't. So, let's just look at some images that I did in the past.
Close up of Cerenath Khan
Nel, Wrathion, and Lili Stormstout
Conversation with Smaug
there we go.
I might as well do this...
Someone asked me a lot of questions about the customs and culture of the Blitzardi...well, I got one better.
Let's all learn Blitzardi.
Blitzardi itself was a language I started developing in Junior High while helping one of my good friends with her French homework. Though my French sucks.
Mostly because I only know a few phrases because my mother knows French. Spanish is my stronger second language.
Yeah, I learned Spanish, my mother...French. And then my good friend from Argentina who spoke Spanish...was also learning French.
So, I started basing Blitzardi off of a very bad mixture of the various Romance Languages.
How to speak it...it's similar to how one would phonetically speak Italian and Latin.
It's liquid, smooth, but forcefully bouncy.
Just imagine a Blitzardi sitting down and dipping pasta into wine while calling for garlic bread and you'll get an idea of their basic accent.
So, let's have fun with this.
First lesson. How to say a basic "hello".
And it's like you think it is...informal hello/goodbye = Ciao'ma.
Formal Good Morning: Bon'yurno.
Formal Good Afternoon: Bon'seno.
Formal Good Evening: Bon'sue
And parting Good Night: Bon'ci
Special Warrior Blitzardi greeting: L’cande uocalis. (The Thunder calls)
The reply: I’blitzar d'xeis. (The Lightning Answers)
Simple yes: Echeso.
Simple no: Ouita.
Simple understanding sentences.
I know: X'se.
I don't know: X'ni s'pä.
What did you say? Ku'av vu di ma?
Is it you?: X'tua?
Do you speak Blitzardi?: Se l'vu Blitzardi?
Where is he/she?: Kua se lo/le?
Reply: He/she is over there: Lui e lo/le.
Command in combat.
Attack with all weapons!: Atoqh avec tolo l'aemi!
More complicated phrase.
These aliens are strange: L'etranxie e strayano.
And a little insult...
Take that, jackass!: Taek'sa, con-culé!
Actually "con-culé" is a word that isn't really translatable in English...roughly, it means something very nasty.
Another way of using it.
Vigi'te i, con-culé!
Which roughly means "watch thy lazy back" But it's a big insult. Talks about the incompetence of a green-behind the ears rookie soldier who could very well get themselves killed.
A more formal insult among the aristocracy.
Thine protests are profound: T'sui l'gander altzi!
In simple terms, it means: "You talk too much."
But there we go, have fun.
One added thing. Kedzuel's Juggernaut Battle Chariot. It is called the Shi'lithra.
Shi means Death in Blitzardi. Li = to..."thra" is the shorten form of Xhtaethra, which was the name of the Kethosian stellar system parent star. Precisely, it means death to the parent stars, simply it means death to stars. However, "li" can mean to come, and so it means death comes to parent stars...or more verbatim, the stars, whose system of planets currently hold life. Which is what that ship does. It destroys the stars, which causes a massive shockwave that atomizes every planet in the system.
Poetically Shi'lithra means "Death which comes to the light that gives life." The light that gives our world life is our Sun. Imagine what that would mean for us.
Hey guys...when I say "no" to a person who asks permission to use my artwork...insulting me will not endear me to change my mind on my decision....
You are a fucking stuck up bitch, and I would tear your heart out through your asshole....
Does not tell me that the person has inclination of respecting my wishes.
For those of you who haven't noticed.
There it is.
Also, for those of you who have yet to start reading the "Neltharion Saga" whatever...
Just to make sure you guys are able to catch up.
- (CNN) -- The outrage came hard and fast after a 3-year-old girl badly scarred and wearing an eye patch because of a pit bull attack was apparently asked to leave a KFC restaurant because her appearance upset other customers.
- After social media users opened fire on the restaurant, calling for a boycott, the apology from the chain came quickly too.
- The company said it will donate $30,000 to assist with the girl's medical bills.
- "The entire KFC family is behind Victoria," company spokesman Rick Maynard said.
- 'Her face is disrupting our customers'
- Victoria Wilcher was mauled by three pit bulls a few months ago, causing her to need regular medical treatment. After a doctor's visit last week, grandmother Kelly Mullins took the child to a KFC in Jackson, Mississippi.
- "I ordered a large sweet tea and her some mashed potatoes and gravy because she was hungry," Mullins told CNN affiliate WAPT.
- "She was on a feeding tube at the time, but I figured she could just swallow (the potatoes). They just told us, they said, 'We have to ask you to leave because her face is disrupting our customers.' (Victoria) understood exactly what they said."
- Victoria cried all the way home, Mullins said.
- "She's got a lot of surgeries to go through and she won't even look in the mirror anymore," Mullins told WAPT. "When we go to a store, she doesn't even want to get out (of the car). She's 3 years old and she's embarrassed about what she looks like. She's embarrassed and I hate it because she shouldn't be. It ain't her fault."
- Anger online
- Victoria's family recounted the incident in a Facebook page set up to raise money for her medical expenses.
- "Does this face look scary to you?" the family posted on the Victoria's Victories Facebook page. "I personally will never step foot in another KFC again and will be personally writing the CEO."
- The anger spread.
- "As soon as we were notified of this report Friday, we immediately began an investigation, as this kind of hurtful and disrespectful action would not be tolerated by KFC," the company said. "Regardless of the outcome of our investigation, we have apologized to Victoria's family and are committed to assisting them."
- A horrible attack
- Authorities said Victoria was attacked in April while visiting her grandfather, from whom Kelly Mullins is divorced.
- One of the dogs ripped open the front door and two other dogs dragged her into the backyard, WAPT reported.
- The dogs bit the girl all over, but especially on the face. She has severe facial scars and lost sight in her right eye and the ability to move the right side of her face, Mullins told WAPT. She wears an eye patch with a cartoon character on it.
- The three dogs that attacked Victoria were killed. The grandfather, Donald Mullins, and his girlfriend were arrested on child endangerment charges, WAPT reported.
- Meanwhile, the Facebook page got lots of attention, with almost 49,000 "likes" by early Monday morning.
Oh, wait, here's the addendum. I hope that you'll read this to get the REAL STORY!
If anyone was wondering, apparently this isn’t the real story of what happened. According to people in the town, Kelly had approached the store manager to ask that they throw several children out because they were staring at Victoria. Not making fun of her or bullying her, just staring.
After they left, the grandmother started going to every news station she could and told everyone that KFC was mean to them, all the while telling them that she was doing a fundraiser to pay for Victoria’s hospital bills. I hope that none of this is true, but it sounds a little too reasonable for my comfort level.
The manager had no reason to throw them out because they weren’t being openly rude or nasty to the point of unreasonableness, so she refused. Then the grandmother started getting angry because the manager wouldn’t do what she said and became so disruptive that she was the one asked to leave.
At no point did anyone say that they were being thrown out of the store because of the injuries to Victoria’s face. It was all because the grandmother reacted poorly to children showing a natural curiosity over Victoria’s injuries. Maybe the children’s parents could have asked them to stop staring because it was impolite, but according to the stories going around, they weren’t doing anything over the top.
Apparently, this whole thing was due to the fact the grandmother didn't like a bunch of little kids staring at her granddaughter. So, she walked up to the counter, bitched about it, and then the lady said that she could just leave instead rather than making those other kids and their parents leave for staring at the mauled kid.
Okay, kids are going to stare when there is something there that doesn't look right to them. That's what they do. There's something different, they are going to look. And they are going to ask questions.
They're gonna say things like...
"Mommy, what's wrong with that little girl's lip?"
"Daddy, why does that little girl have to eat through a tube?"
"Mommy, why does she have an eyepatch?"
Again, I'm with the little kids here...on the staring. I'm OCD, I am also going to stare. The thing is here is that the grandmother needs to build a thicker skin and just live with the fact that this is what will happen when you take a kid out somewhere that looks different.
Also, honestly, this could have been avoided if the grandmother just drove through the drive through.
I knew my first feeling about this was right.
You know what, grandma, I have a bleached streak in my hair, and kids stare at that. Because it looks different than what they are used to. That's why they stare. While I do agree that they need to learn not to stare at people, because that's rude in this country, but...instead of making a big ass-fit deal about this, just tell their parents that their little kids are "scaring the little girl" with their creepy staring eyes.