TF: Old Soldier FIRST DRAFT Contest EntryTitle: Transformers: Old Soldier FIRST DRAFT Contest Entry
Universe: G1 (Pre-Earth)
Warnings: Violence, Non-canon character death
Author's Note: This is my (mostly) unedited first draft. The contest specified minimal editing, which was extremely difficult for me. While I don't think this is bad, it's not as refined as I'd normally post. In fact, there are two details which need work/editing. Hopefully, they're not as obvious to others as they are to me (since I'm super critical of my own work).
Smoke hung heavy over Praxus, obscuring optics and clogging vents. Here, the once proud city-state stood cracked and charred, covered in ash. The glorious crystals of the Helix Gardens, the pinnacle of Cybertronian art and beauty, lay shattered. Many of the civilians were gone, long since fled or dead. Those that remained had abandoned their civilian ways, forced into more militaristic roles.
Raising above the surrounding ruins, th
TF: Entomophobia - Halloween TradeTitle: EntomophobiaTF: Entomophobia - Halloween Trade3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Warnings: Disturbing imagery
Author's Note: This is my submission for the TF-SecretSanta Halloween Trade for xDeadlyxxxDesirex. This is a Halloween story, so I tried for scary. It's not as lighthearted as my normal fics, although it has its humorous moments (I couldn't help myself). I pulled on two personal fears of mine when I wrote this, to try and add some real creepiness to it. I hope it works. Time conversions: Klik 1.2 minutes, Nanoklik approximately 1 second. Comm transmissions are marked with colons ::like this.::
The Rust Sea spread across Cybertron's equator, an immense red scar across its surface. Erratic pillars twisted into the sky. Corrosive gasses bled from the ground, slowly eating the land away, turning everything to an endless expanse of rust. Across the ground, miniature hills rose and fell, forming 'waves' that traveled as far as the optic could see.
Numerous Cybertronian artists tried to duplicate the Rust Sea in
TF: All for One - Implausibly Colored PachydermsTitle: All for One Implausibly Colored PachydermsTF: All for One - Implausibly Colored Pachyderms3 years ago in Humor More Like This
Warnings (kind of): Long
Author's Note: This is a standalone story (like the previous chapters). It does reference my story 'Holiday Cheer,' but all backstory is provided for you. I wrote the energon cubes as about hand-sized, just because it makes more sense. Time conversions Joor: 6 hours, Deca-cycle: approx. 3 weeks, Vorn: 83 years. Talking through comm channels is shown, ::like this.::
Thundercracker surveyed the mess hall. This late between shifts, only a few other 'cons were gathered, sipping their rations. He cupped his cube in his hands, hiding its contents. Once he confirmed no one was glancing his way, he stood and used the motion to slip the half full cube into a hidden compartment. The others ignored him. Satisfied, he left.
As the blue Seeker traveled toward the lift, his trine mate Skywarp approached walking, Thundercracker noted with surprise from the oth
Transformers: All for OneTitle: All for OneTransformers: All for One4 years ago in Humor More Like This
Author's Note: This is currently a one shot, but if people like it and comment, I'll add more one shot chapters. My humorous stories tend to focus on Bumblebee, so I thought I'd shake things up and try my hand at a funny Decepticon story. I hope Starscream, Thundercracker and Skywarp are not too OOC-ish (it's been years since I saw the G1 show and I mainly know them from the IDW comics). Time unit conversion Nano-klik: ~ 1 second; Deca-cycle: ~ 3 weeks
"Slaggit! This is ridiculous!" Skywarp ranted. "This is not our responsibility. It's it's demeaning!"
Forty-three, Thundercracker silently counted to himself. Forty-three outbursts. His trine brother had been complaining, loudly, since Megatron had assigned them to this cursed duty. Not that he blamed his wingmate. For unknown reasons, the trine had been assigned construction duty. Of all things, construction duty. They were hauling large metal beams over a
Transformers: All for One - Friendly FireTitle: All for One Friendly FireTransformers: All for One - Friendly Fire3 years ago in Humor More Like This
Warnings: None (trust me)
Author's Note: Thundercracker tries to break up a fight between his trine mates, with unforeseen consequences. This is the sixth part of the 'All for One' series, but each one is a standalone fic and can be read without any knowledge of the others. Internet cookies to anyone who notices the Star Trek reference. Time conversions klik: 1.2 minutes, joor: 6 hours, solar cycle: 1 day, deca-cycle: approximately 3 weeks, vorn: 83 years. Talking through comm channels is shown, ::like this.::
"You killed him." Skywarp stared at the body. He, Starscream and Thundercracker stood, frozen, as they considered the sight before them. They were in the main corridor leading from the mess hall to the upper level storage. Besides the three of them, the only other mech present was the still form at their feet.
"No, I didn't," Starscream countered. "I was aiming at you. Thundercracker grabbed my arm, which cau
TF: All for One - HideTitle: All for One HideTF: All for One - Hide3 years ago in Humor More Like This
Author's Note: This is technically the second chapter of my All for One story line, but it's completely standalone and can be read without reading the first chapter. The main premise for these ficlets is one group member getting the entire group punished for something he's done; a new take on the phrase 'all for one.' Comm transmissions are marked with colons ::like this.::
"Hid ? Wha ? Why? And, slag it Skywarp, I have a door!" Thundercracker growled at his trine mate. The black and purple mech had just materialized in the middle of his quarters, ignoring, as always, such common place courtesies as doors and knocking. Thundercracker leaned back in his berth, turning back to his datapad, and tried to tune out his fellow Seeker.
"I know you have a door! Who cares? We gotta go! Find someplace safe " Skywarp wrung his hands, eyes darting between his wing mate and the c
Transformers: Out of the Cold Pt. 2Title: Transformers: Out of the Cold Pt. 2Transformers: Out of the Cold Pt. 21 year ago in Humor More Like This
Author's Note: This is for the Flash Fan Fiction Friday theme, “stress.” We had to either include the emotion or the word. I don't normally do sequels, but I had several requests and this scenario came to mind and demanded I write it. Who am I to argue? Word count: 298
“Don't stress a strut, Scream – Starscream! It's just snow!” Skywarp said, vocals raised in panic. The teleporter cowered behind Thundercracker, away from their infuriated trine leader.
Starscream pointed his null-ray at the two. “You … you threw a ball of snow at my head!”
“Not me!” Thundercracker protested. He tried to move but the purple Seeker clung to him. “Skywarp, let me go or I'll let the twin terrors 'judo' you next time!”
“It's just a little snow!”
“Thundercracker, if you don't wish to be shot, I suggest you move,”
Transformers: Haunted (Kiriban Prize)Title: Transformers – HauntedTransformers: Haunted (Kiriban Prize)2 years ago in Humor More Like This
Author's Note: This is PaDiYaFLAME's (long overdue) prize fic for catching my kiriban. She requested a “prank war” between some well known pranksters. TC's along just because I love tormenting him. Looking back at her note, I'm not exactly sure this is what she had in mind. I hope she likes it. There's one segment where I purposely omitted the conversation tags. All four of them have lines (if briefly), and I wanted to see if I could convey who each was clearly without specifically saying, "so-and-so said this." Time conversions – Deca-cycle: approx. 3 weeks.
Assigning five Decepticons to scout a power plant might, under normal circumstances, seem like overkill. Located near a river, the plant sprawled over a large, otherwise uninhabited stretch of land. Concrete buildings with tall chimneys, storage facilities, stacks, and numerous generators comprised the complex. Paved paths
Transformers: Musing Pt. 2Title: Transformers: Musing Pt. 2Transformers: Musing Pt. 22 years ago in Humor More Like This
Author's Note: This is for the Flash Fan Fiction Friday theme “Fix It Fic.” I chose to tackle a much wondered about question in the Transformers universe. Word count: 490
“It's just so pointless, don't you think?” Skywarp asked, waving in the general direction of the repair bay. He and Thundercracker had just delivered their stasis-locked trine leader to the bay, after yet another of his failed assassination attempts on Megatron.
Thundercracker glanced at his trine mate and sighed. “Well, good luck explaining that to him.”
The purple and black mech laughed without humor. “Um, I don't think so. I like my wings attached, thank you very much.”
“Wait, who are you talking about?”
“Megs. Who else?” Skywarp stared at him blankly.
“Starscream. He's the one who always attacking Megatron.”
“Exactly my point!”
Transformers: Subterfuge Ch 2NOTE: This is based on the movie-verse continuity.This fic occurs about a year after Revenge of the Fallen. Soundwave is still in orbit, and Laserbeak is the only Transformer from DOTM who makes an appearance in this. Rated GTransformers: Subterfuge Ch 24 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
"I don't like it. It's too obvious. It has to be a trap." Ironhide motioned to the human's table, covered with the various objects the species seemed to believe necessary.
"It's not that obvious, though," Lt. Col. William Lennox replied. "Satellites have flown over Greenland " he shuffled through some papers, "well, regardless, they've been over that place a lot, and haven't seen any sign of anything. Yet these villagers and a couple science stations in the middle of nowhere spot a jet? Not once, but several times? If it is Starscream, and he's trying to lure us in, why hide from the satellites? That's the sure way to get our attention. It's just weird."
"Starscream is infamous for laying traps. For that reason alone, I tend to agr
Transformers: A Few Days Past NeverTitle: Transformers: A Few Days Past NeverTransformers: A Few Days Past Never1 year ago in Humor More Like This
Author's Note: This is for the Flash Fan Fiction Friday theme “freedom.” We had to include the word in our story. Word count: 497
“It's boring in here,” Skywarp complained, wings slumped. He shot an irritable glance at Thundercracker, who lingered outside his cell. The blue Seeker chose to keep his incarcerated trine mate company partially from a sense of duty, but mostly to stay out of sight of the third member of their group. “I can't teleport. I can't fly. I want to do stuff.”
“It wouldn't be a punishment if it were fun,” Thundercracker pointed out. “And, when given the freedom to 'do stuff,' you tend to do things that lead you here.”
Skywarp snorted. “Do you know when they're going to release me?”
“I think you're scheduled for a few days past never.”
The teleporter groaned loudly. “It wasn't that ba
TF All for One- The Boring OneTitle: All for One The Boring OneTF All for One- The Boring One3 years ago in Humor More Like This
Author's Note: This is a stand alone story, although it's technically the third part of this series. This can be read without any previous knowledge of the others, although there is a passing reference to the second story. The theme behind these ficlets is one member of the Elite Trine (Starscream, Thundercracker and Skywarp) gets the whole group into trouble. Talking through comm channels is shown, ::like this.::
"This has become tedious, Skywarp. Stop boring me with your lies, and tell me what you did!"
"Ha! That's funny coming from you, Starscream, the master of lies! I didn't do anything, and you know it! I'm completely innocent. I refuse to be blamed for whatever you did this time."
"You are many things: moronic, juvenile, stupid, irresponsible, repugnant." Starscream counted the words out with his fingers. "The list goes on and on. But no where on that list does the word 'innoce
Transformers: Subterfuge Ch 1NOTE: This is based on the movie-verse continuity.This fic occurs about a year after Revenge of the Fallen. Soundwave is still in orbit, and Laserbeak is the only Transformer from DOTM who makes an appearance in this. Rated GTransformers: Subterfuge Ch 14 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Truly, the indigenous lifeforms of this planet were convoluted, Starscream mused. Case in point, he considered the name they bestowed to the landmass he flew over. More than 75% of the surface was covered in ice, yet the fleshings called this place 'Greenland.' In fact, little green existed anywhere here. The Decepticon idly scanned for the color as he patrolled, compiling a ratio of occurrence between green and other colors present to pass his time. The results did not impress him.
As he circled toward the west coast, he strayed within a few miles of one of the humans scientific stations. The weather was clear as it had been on Starscream's other flybys and he wondered if the 'observation outpost' would 'observe' him. H
Transformers: Family CircusTitle: Transformers: Family CircusTransformers: Family Circus3 years ago in Humor More Like This
Author's Note: This is for the Crystal-Nexus Big Contest. The theme is 'Circus.' Comm communication is signaled, ::like this.:: Word count 2365 (without Author's notes)
It started with a teddy bear.
The thing seemed innocuous, with its dark brown fur and overly large eyes. It smiled serenely, as only a plush animal could. Holding its arms out wide, it reached for a hug. At odds with its peaceful demeanor was its glaring outfit: red and white striped pants, royal blue long-tailed jacket with red lining, and a red top hat, the blue underside covered in white stars. Still, even the wild clothes weren't enough to draw Frenzy's attention to it. The small Decepticon studied this strange stuffed creature for one reason.
Frenzy was bored.
Those three words caused near panic when uttered in the Decepticon base, the Nemesis. A similar reaction occurred with the phrase, 'Rumble is bored.' The two brothers cou
Transformers: Subterfuge Ch 3NOTE: This is based on the movie-verse continuity.This fic occurs about a year after Revenge of the Fallen. Soundwave is still in orbit, and Laserbeak is the only Transformer from DOTM who makes an appearance in this. Rated GTransformers: Subterfuge Ch 34 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
They appear to be in the same organization that assists the Autobots, Soundwave reported to Starscream, Megatron and Laserbeak. He uploaded relevant data and reports to the three. Starscream reluctantly admired the spymaster's skills. He had discovered the Autobots' human conspirators faster than imagined. Thankfully, that shouldn't interfere with Starscream's plans. Assuming the Autobots were halfway competent.
There are Autobots there? Megatron asked.
Well done, Soundwave.
Starscream snarled silently. The orbiting bot had spies sitting in Boston for all this time, and until Starscream mentioned it, he had never noticed the humans. Yet, Megatron congratulated him. Intolerable.
"Yes, my Lord Megatro
Transformers: Beautiful CreationTitle: Transformers: Beautiful CreationTransformers: Beautiful Creation2 years ago in Drama More Like This
Author's Note: This is for the Flash Fan Fiction Friday theme “create.” This is not my normal humor story. I'm feeling cruddy right now, and this is what I come up with. Maybe I shouldn't write while sick. Word Count: 439
Starscream leaned back, a tight grin across his face. Three computer screens displayed rows and rows of formulas while a fourth scrolled through equations at a rapid pace. A holographic display diagrammed a three dimensional model of a complex molecule. The digital representation spun, allowing him to view it from any angle he desired. The various atoms and chemical bonds were color coded, forming an unique octodecimal spectrum. Beautiful.
His grin slipped into a smirk.
It worked. He'd ran over a thousand simulations, with only a 0.03% variance in results. Success. He had never doubted his eventual triumph. This miracle, this work of art, had taken over a vorn of s
TF: All for One - The Easter MonsterTitle: All for One The Easter MonsterTF: All for One - The Easter Monster3 years ago in Humor More Like This
Author's Note: This is the fifth standalone story of my All for One series. Each one can be read alone. This is for the TransAuthors group's Easter contest (prompt 'Easter Funnies'). Time conversion klik: approximately one minute.
"Oh, Primus, what's he doing?" Thundercracker winced.
"It's Skywarp. You don't want to know." Starscream did not bother to look up from the data card he held. "Just ignore him."
Thundercracker glanced at his trine leader. The other Seeker was right. Life was easier when he ignored Skywarp. But despite this sound advice, he couldn't keep his gaze away from the purple and black mech.
The three of them, and a few other Decepticons, were in the mess hall. Most of the first shift mechs had already finished their rations and left. A few, like Ravage, had arrived late and just now started sipping their energon. Thundercracker had finished his own fuel a while ago, but felt co
AU Thor: Ideals Ch. 1Title: AU Thor: IdealsAU Thor: Ideals Ch. 11 year ago in Drama More Like This
Chapter 1 - The Definition of Help
Universe: Thor Movie-verse (read warnings)
Warnings: Alternate Universe (mirrorverse), minor violence, mentioned torture
Author's Note: This is my mock entry for my Topsy Turvy contest. I started thinking of possible mirrorverse scenarios, and this popped into my head. I may turn this into a multi-chapter story. I have more I want to do with it.
Fear motivated him. Fear of death and pain, lingering, gnawing pain.
Not his own. He would have welcomed it, if he could have, if his ‘king’ would have allowed it. No, the pain and death he feared fell upon others while he watched, forced to witness the consequences of his actions. If he spoke out of turn, one of the slaves – his people – were brought before him and beaten until they fell unconscious. His people were proud and strong; the beatings could last hours. If he disobeyed, one (or two, or more) of his kind were hung outside his c
Transformers:Subterfuge EplgueNOTE: This is based on the movie-verse continuity.This fic occurs about a year after Revenge of the Fallen. Soundwave is still in orbit, and Laserbeak is the only Transformer from DOTM who makes an appearance in this. Rated GTransformers:Subterfuge Eplgue4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Megatron ordered them out of Greenland. Starscream was not surprised. With Megatron's hiding place exposed, they needed another location for their glorious leader to continue sulking.
As he escorted them, Starscream briefly entertained the idea of leading his illustrious leader within visual range of the only human outpost this far out. One last chance for the Autobots. He discarded this. Should they find his small troupe, Megatron would expect him to throw his life away protecting the failing leader's worthless carcass. Unacceptable.
Starscream had no qualms about abandoning Megatron to die. However, Soundwave still orbited the planet, monitoring everything below. The spymaster, and several other Decepticons, revered Megatron. If he allowed Megatr
Transformers: Tactile IrritationTitle: Transformers: Tactile IrritationTransformers: Tactile Irritation1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Author's Note: This is for the Flash Fan Fiction Friday theme “pet(s)”. I think all pet owners have been in this situation (well, not exactly, but you know what I mean). Completely by accident, this one has no dialogue. But these two are know for being chatterboxes. Word count: 273
A wall of computer terminals dominated Soundwave's personal workstation, each one compiling separate reports, files, projects and other sundries, all the while more came in. At present, he had one hundred fifty three items requiring his attention. He attended each one with equal care.
The number three power regulator displayed a 4.23% drop in efficiency. He consulted the duty roster and assigned Long Haul to repair duty.
A report indicated possible increased Autobot activity in Sector 5.3.7. He deployed Laserbeak to survey and determine its validity. He flagged it for followup.
Transformers: Quality ControlTitle: Transformers: Quality ControlTransformers: Quality Control1 year ago in Humor More Like This
Author's Note: This is for the Flash Fan Fiction Friday theme, “Writing.” Starscream gets on his subordinates' cases when one of their incident reports fails to meet his standards. Word count: 295
“Your reports,” Starscream said, holding two datapads as he glared at his subordinates. “One,” his gaze flicked to Thundercracker, “is thorough and well-documented, with every action time-stamped. Excellently done. The other,” his gaze shifted to Skywarp, “is decidedly less so. How would you describe your report, Skywarp?”
“It's straight and to the point. It's concise. It's –”
“Yeah, that too.”
Starscream looked at the report in question. “You wrote, and I quote, 'I blew stuff up.' You consider this adequate?”
Throughout the entire exchange, Thundercra
Transformers: On the EdgeTitle: Transformers: On the EdgeTransformers: On the Edge1 year ago in Drama More Like This
Author's Note: This is for the Flash Fan Fiction prompt to exclude any connotation of the word “be.” Yes, I wrote … a poem. Word count: 63 (a record!)
Peace flourishing, tranquility,
Crystal towers spiraling high,
On the edge of transcendence.
Beliefs shifting, morals differ,
Trod down, meager masses decry,
On the edge of entropy.
Factions warring, no peace in sight,
Blame others, their own flaws denied
On the edge of massacre.
Cities falling, broken and gone,
Populace fled into the sky,
On the edge of obsolescence.
Transformers - All for One: WarTitle: All for One – WarTransformers - All for One: War2 years ago in Humor More Like This
Warnings: None (It is long)
Author's Note: This is a standalone story (like the previous chapters). Skywarp plans vengeance against two trouble-making brothers. Time conversions – Klik: approx. 1 min, Joor: 6 hours, Deca-cycle: approx. 3 weeks, Vorn: 83 years. Talking through comm channels is shown, ::like this.::
"This is war!" Skywarp said in a harsh whisper.
Thundercracker paused, then glanced over his station controls. With a few flicks of switches, he set the bridge computers to inform him of any status changes. Satisfied the automatic alerts were in place, he turned to face his wing mate. Not speaking, he crossed his arms and leaned back in his seat. And stared.
The purple and black Seeker stared back. After a few moments, Skywarp burst out, still whispering, "What?"
"One: we've been fighting for how many tens of thousands of vorns, and you just now realized we're at war? And two: we're on bridge duty. This is m
Transformers Prime: UnseenTitle: Transformers Prime: UnseenTransformers Prime: Unseen1 year ago in Drama More Like This
Universe: TFP (SPOILERS: Series finale and Predacons Rising)
Author's Note: This is for the Flash Fan Fiction Friday theme “Ghost Stories.” Although the character I chose is not technically a ghost, his current situation is almost like one. Word count: 298
The Prime spoke his farewells, final words of comfort and hope. Gathered around, the assembled Autobots and one former Decepticon listened in disbelief, protests going unheeded. Nearby, another figure stood, impassive, recording every word for possible future use.
No one reacted to the Decepticon. He still regarded himself as such, even though he had witnessed and recorded – always, he recorded – his master's disbanding of their faction. Nor did he attempt to attract their attention. There was no point. None here could see, hear, or feel him. He no longer existed in their reality.
Overhead, Laserbeak circled, his trills mixing with the P
Transformers: Tarnished IdolsTitle: Transformers: Tarnished IdolsTransformers: Tarnished Idols3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Warnings: Mild Angst, Claustrophobia
Author's Note: Time doesn’t heal all wounds. Some wounds fester. Time conversion – vorn: 83 years.
“I swear I will kill Rumble,” Starscream said, mouth twisted into a fierce grimace.
Dust filled the room, blinding his optics and clogging his vents. He forced several quick bursts of air through them. Perhaps he could clear the overworked mechanisms. It didn’t work. As soon as he hacked some out, more dust flowed in. Now he resembled some sort of pathetic organic thing, clearing its respiratory organs. He cursed quietly. At least his vocals weren’t tied intrinsically to his vents, like some fleshling.
Warnings on his HUD display pinged as his internal temperature slowly started climbing and his vents failed to compensate. Nothing serious. Yet. He planned to be long gone before the dust and heat buildup caused any permanen