One Decade Later

The very first Transformers live action movie is now ten years old. It’s a little hard to believe but it’s true.

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It seems like only yesterday that I, my husband and our best friend were standing in line, waiting to enter a theatre in Rhode Island for an early showing of the very first movie. None of us really knew what to expect.

This was one of those perks you could get as a BotCon attendee: pay an extra $25 and you could see the movie about a week before it was released in the rest of the US. Needless to say, Prime and I were more than willing to pay up; we’d been hearing things about the movie for a while. Some things were good. Other things weren’t so good. I can remember blogging about the not-so-good things I had heard. To say I was nervous about this movie, about how the characters might be handled, how things might go very, very badly with this.

I was skeptical. I was extremely skeptical. Hollywood had an extremely poor track record when it came to translating something that had originally been animated into a live action film. There were more misses than hits. That bothered me and in this case, it went from bothering me to frightening me.

Those other properties weren’t as special to me as Transformers was; those stories of the valiant Autobots and the vile Decepticons held my imagination when I was a child. The last thing I wanted to see was Hollywood bastardize the property and turn it into something I didn’t recognize and couldn’t love.

There was a lot riding on this movie. Or there was in my case. Especially when it came to one of the characters that would be featured in the film.

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His Arrival Has Been Foretold

Apparently, I’m going to need August the second off. Why? Well, somebody’s going to drop by my neck of the woods for a quick visit and I need to see him. So who is it, you might ask? Well…

It’s just Bumblebee, that’s all. This is part of  the Walmart Transformers tour, in case you’re wondering.

Bumblebee will be stopping by. I must go. And I must fangirl, for that is what I do. Time for a happy dance!

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I. Am. Done.

So one of the jurors who voted for Bill Cosby’s acquittal has come forward with his reasons why. Among them? Oh, just that Andrea Constand had a bare midriff, which totally implied consent to sex; since her tummy was exposed, she was totally asking for Bill Cosby to rape her!

I wish to fuck I could say that I’m making this shit up, but I can’t.

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It gets worse, because it always fucking does:

He later said Constand should have only gone to Cosby’s house if she had “dressed properly and left the incense in the store,” referring to a gift of incense that she had purchased for Cosby.

Oh, but if she had dressed in a proper and chaste way and had covered EVERY LITTLE BIT OF EXPOSED SKIN then Cosby would have totes been able to control himself. Because it wasn’t really about rape, you know. It was just about Cosby being horny and all that. Because rape isn’t a crime; it’s really about sex. Or something.

As if that wasn’t bad enough:

Tellingly, the juror also felt that many of the 60 other women who have also accused Cosby of sexual assault were lying, describing the situation as “ridiculous, unbelievable” and insisting that “more than half jumped on the bandwagon.”

Yep, cause all them lyin’ ass wimminz is a-lyin’! Ain’t none of that shit troo! 🙄

Yeah, I smell bullshit. With a red pill chaser. And the slightest tinge of MRA garbage. But I digress, as always.

As he put it, “We were trying to match the testimony up with the charges. Everybody’s interpretation of those words was something different.”

Translation: “Uhhhhhh, gotta say something here that doesn’t make me look like the world’s biggest douche… say something that has to do with legal interpretation!”

Adding insult to injury is the fact that Cosby will be holding town hall meetings. That are totes not about sexual assault but about restoring his “image”. Because he wants to come back and perform.

Unless his act involves him standing on stage while the audience gets to throw moldy fruit at him, I really don’t see Cosby making much of a comeback here. That’s about the nicest thing I have to say, so I’ll leave it at that.

And people wonder why I’m so damned cynical. Gee, it wouldn’t be because of horse shit like this, now would it? Fuck it, I’m done. Time to binge a few hundred kitten videos before I lose whatever faith I have in my own species.

The robot apocalypse can’t come soon enough for my tastes. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going into the other room to scream. For obvious reasons.

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What Might Have Been

As you know–or even if you didn’t–Pete’s Robot Convention was held this past weekend. There was a dealer room and panels, the usual sorts of things that one might find at an average Transformers convention, sans the guests. From what I hear, it was rather small and intimate, reminiscent of early BotCons past. That in and of itself is enough to make me nostalgic.

Then I was treated to some pictures from one of the panels, one that dealt with BotCon exclusives. There was a mock-up of the box art for the set we would have gotten for this year; the art included a mock-up of the pin. Emblazoned on the pin was the name of city that would have been our home for the convention this year: Pasadena, California.

We would have been back in Cali. It made sense, as this is a movie year. However, seeing that is like rubbing salt in an open wound.

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A Blogging Milestone

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It was twelve years ago that I first started blogging. The reason why I started? In a word, it was stupidity.

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Sunday Morning Nostalgia Crush!


The second season opening to the original Transformers. Yeah, that theme song will get stuck in your head and just stay there for weeks on end. Awesome, isn’t it?

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Cat Crate


It’s been another shitty week, so we’re going to turn it into a kitty week. So here is a cat who proves that if he fits, he sits. Enjoy!

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