( Nebula! (Art under cut) )
Aaaaand a rambley cross-post off my devART journal. I prefer my ElJay for stupid crap. *nods*
SO! Okay, so this had a point to it when I started to write it, but when I read back over it I realised the point had gone walkies. So… go fig. Anyway. I’m not feeling ranty or angry or anything, just… thoughtful.
Aaaanyway! I was taking a break from writing last night – “lol, don’t you mean the writing WAS the break among all the endless web-browsing?” – and came across a pic that made me think. I forget where it was, precisely, or who the characters were (I think they were OCs?), and it was well-drawn and kinda cute and everything, but… my brain went “…buh?” and just kinda twisted in on itself:
Daddy transformer was putting a nappy/diaper onto his little girl transformer, and then in the second picture Mummy was breast-feeding it.
OK, I know, Transformers are “ridiculously human robots” in the first place. They talk like people, socialise like people, fight like people, refuel like people… At what point can someone no longer suspend their disbelief? I mean, sure, I like the idea of “ridiculously human robots” – to a point! (I know, I know, “then why make them robots at all” some will cry – and that’s a can of worms I’d care not to open right now. :P But anyway!)
I mean, in the first place – nappies. Robots… in nappies. Aside from the fact that FUCK that would be one huuuge nappy, this requires that the baby robot, well… poops, right? So by that token… so do the adults? It’s not new, no, I have staggered blindly across some terrifying badly-written rather-abusive “watersports” stories involving TFs – and yes I know Bumblebee peed (after a fashion) in the 2007 film (and THAT made me go wtf as well), but robots urinating? It just seems… no.
So I guess it boils down to me just being my usual nitpicky self. :P Yeah, I can accept a machine loving a non-machine, but when they get to popping out babies? Not to recycle a point, but HOW IS BABBY FORMED?! Robot breast-feeding a baby robot? NAPPIES? I just… buh. Even machines with big huge pregnant abdomens make me go “…whuuuut?”
All right. SO. The point was, where do you lot suspend your disbelief? Does "robot + biological + magic = babby" = OK? Orrr... does ANY idea of a similarity to biology (including just a coding-intermix) = RAAAGE?
See, the point has run off. BAH. I’ll shut up. I need to go wrangle an over-energised Seeker back into his storyline.