A collection of contemporary reviews of The Transformers: The Movie.
See, I remember reading reviews in the papers pretty much universally panning the ‘86 movie when it was new. And the home video guides were no less forgiving when it was finally made available then.
Loud, gratuitously violent, confusing, and you can’t tell the robots apart. All Transformers movies ever, forever.
It’s a serious issue, sodomquake could sue for libel.
But it’s the right thing to do.
I believe you acted in good faith, but you have caused damage to Sodomquake, and she deserves to know.
I don’t know what kind of person you are. I like to believe most call-outs come from a kind heart and caring, even when they end up being damaging. You probably have a conscience, and this will probably haunt you if you don’t come forward.
Do the right thing and confess. Take the consequences. If I know you, I promise not to write you off.
I wish I could agree with you that OP was in good faith, but I don’t. OP cherry-picked ONLY five fics out of around NINETY on AO3, over SEVEN YEARS of posting on AO3.
OP went through Sodomquake’s tumblr with a fine-toothed comb to find out her real name — I have been following Sodomquake for at least 5 years, from Livejournal to Dreamwidth to tumblr, and let me tell you, she WASN’T open about her name. She made it clear that if anyone ever connected her professional identity with her fandom life she’d be in hot water, possibly fired. She went out of her way to not ever mention it.
THE ONLY THING to connect her real name to her fandom identity was her saying — ONCE only — that she’d had a hand in writing Tamika Flynn. Her real name never, ever, appeared anywhere else on the internet.
OP clearly went to some lengths to do malicious harm to her, and tumblr’s stupid, stupid “reblog before checking” habit has hurt has let them.
Sodomquake is an amazing writer who has always written diverse, progressive, WELL-WRITTEN stories, even before it was cool to care about diversity, before it was cool to be into sj, even before TUMBLR, back when misogyny in fandom was rampant. She put her own, real money and time into helping people, and always donated money to anyone who needed it. And now she’s been driven off the internet, and has removed every fanfic she ever wrote (some of which have LITERALLY SAVED LIVES) from the face of the internet.
This is what happens when white guys listen to Indian music
whenever I’m feeling sad I just watch this video.
I was not expecting that level of choreography or that they would actually know the words. This is awesome.
The blonde guy kinda looks like Alistair from Dragon Age.
no one said it would be easy - cloud cult
i actually recorded this for my girlfriend tori, who’s been having a real tough time of it lately, ‘cause cloud cult is one of her favorite bands and she’s the reason i got into them. i find their music really soothing and therapeutic and i’d been looking for a good one to do for my recordings, so u3u
PROBABLY I SHOULD HAVE WAITED TIL I WAS LESS SICK TO DO THIS, but, well, oops