G1 Megatron - who in my continuity had a hard time dealing with the end of the war on Cybertron and living in peace with other factions - found a friend and a mentor, in a way, in this young Megatron from another universe, who wasn't Cybertronian but needn't be in order to become a guiding light to G1 Megs.
Back in 2014, I decided to turn Robocity into original work, so Megatron Soldiery became Meron Soldiery (it's not just a Megatron without the '-gat' in the name; 'Meron' is a Hebrew name that means 'soldiers', which makes sense for my characters). In spirit, though, he's the same character and those who used to read my pre-'reboot' stories can see what I'm talking about.
All that is why I felt so connected to James Roberts' MTMTE character development and continuity, and why I posted this status today:
Thanks to James Roberts, too, for being a kindred soul in writing and imaginary robots. Never thought I'd find one in the world of canon Transformers creators and it was a delightful surprise. Thank you so much.
An old drawing from 2003: Megatron Soldiery and Shotfire Adams reading a book together
(Shotty was the Robocity version of Hot Rod; he's different in the 2014 reboot, of course)
P.S. On a side note, for years - excepting my small fanbase - I got a lot of hate for Robocity and my young, pacific Megatron, fans telling me how ridiculous it was to have a Megatron like that, even though it was an AU, and how it offended the original. I'm so glad and relieved that James Roberts' Megatron, at least, didn't get as many bad comments and much more love. Thanks to all Robocity fans and supporters for your love, too; it means the world to me. <3
P.P.S. YES, I still do have this big urge to draw MTMTE Megatron and Robocity's Meron Soldiery together... Someday I will.