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Laurus Nobilis ([personal profile] laurus_nobilis) wrote2012-07-25 11:38 am

A Fistful of Energon gets his own post

Because I can. I forgot to write this post yesterday, but this time I actually took notes while I watched because THIS EPISODE YOU GUYS.


→ So you might have noticed that I REALLY REALLY REALLY love Prowl. And... this episode. OMG, this episode. The more I rewatch it the better it gets, especially now that we know both his backstory and how much he'll still grow.

Also, it's a perfect set-up for Five Servos of Doom. Everything's here already: Prowl's own issues, his rivalry with Lockdown, foreshadowing for Sentinel hiring him ("Megatron pays way better than the Elite Guard"), and the stolen protoforms show up for the first time.

I LOVE THIS SHOW.


→ I also love Prowl's dynamics with the Dinobots and I will never, ever get tired of that. But that scene at the beginning goes to prove that he really is a Friend To All Living Things, from tiny birds in their nest to, well, Grimlock.


→ "What else do we need?" "I don't know, how about a little common sense?"

Bulkhead, I LOVE YOU. He's such an amazing, amazing friend. He's caring and loyal and he's always there to get his friends out of the trouble they get into, but you know what? He never enables them. He never goes into "well you're my friend so I have to follow you even if you're being incredibly stupid" mode. Quite the contrary! He tells them so, he tries to stop them if he can, and it's just his bad luck that Prowl is sneakier than Bumblebee.


→ STARSCREAM, STOP STEALING THE SHOW THIS EPISODE IS NOT ABOUT YOU.


→ A not-so-small bit of discontinuity in an otherwise really good episode: why on Earth didn't Prowl recognize the helmet the first time around? :|


→ But seriously guys THIS EPISODE and Prowl's character arc, how awesome is it? *_* I know that, when this episode first came out, lots of people were weirded out about the (supposed) moral of the week and how Prowl "randomly" "changed" because of the mods. But once you look at it after having watched Five Servos of Doom... well, it makes sense, doesn't it?

That's a part of him that had always been there. He was just managing to keep it under control, so far. No wonder he gets so angry when Ratchet tells him he can't handle it - it's something he's worked really, really hard on.

... and I think he also gets angry because, yeah, he knows Ratchet is right. He still needs a lot of character development to get to wear the armour, heh. Besides, Prowl seems... really aware that Lockdown is his Dark Mirror. By the end (hell, by the middle) of the episode he does see how he could turn into someone like that himself if he gave in to that side of himself.

AND THAT'S WHY I LOVE PROWL SO MUCH DAMMIT. Well. One of the reasons. =P The thing is... yes, it's true that I love Sparkly Good Guys and the Optimus Primes of the world with all my heart, that I adore characters who are naturally good people with hardly needing to try. But they're not the only kind of characters I like, heh.

And oh, Prowl. You try so hard. ;3; He could become Lockdown! But he makes such a huge, conscious effort to be the best he can be. And he ultimately succeeds, too. ALL THE LOVE FOREVERRRRR OMG.


→ On a not actually sillier note: I love that what makes him snap out of it is a tiny nest. He doesn't hurt a friend. He doesn't scare off innocent bystanders and ruin the Autobots' reputation again.

Nope, he breaks some eggs. And that's enough.

ALL. THE. LOVE.


→ Hey, remember how in my last post I said we hadn't seen the worst from the 'Cons yet? Let's take a moment to take in the fact that Starscream made two clearly sentient clones with the only purpose of blowing them up. Niiiiice.

(Still, I love how he feels the need to add a speech there and ruin the element of surprise. "HI MEGS I'M GOING TO BLOW YOU UP NOW. JUST STAY STILL WHILE I TELL YOU THAT." Oh Starscream never change.)


→ Lockdown is seriously the creepiest ever. EVER.


→ ... ahahaha can you imagine how tl;dr I'll get when I actually post about Five Servos of Doom? I'M SORRY IN ADVANCE GUYS I LOVE YOU |D
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[personal profile] alcesverdes 2012-07-25 04:01 pm (UTC)(link)
The foreshadowing in this series is amazing. *-* I noticed it too in my rewatch.

But yes to all you said. ;_;

BUUUUUUUUUUUUUULK. All my love to Bulk. What's not to love. ;3;!


Re: Dark Mirror-RPG-wise: Va a. apestar cuando sea la reacción del sueño, ¿rite?
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[personal profile] alcesverdes 2012-07-25 04:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Bulk is so pragmating and idk, artsy at the same time. That's a weird combination. XD

Go go :3
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[personal profile] alcesverdes 2012-07-26 02:03 am (UTC)(link)
ALL THE LOVE
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[personal profile] dragondancer5150 2012-07-25 04:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Haven't been commenting, but I HAVE been reading.

SO! MUCH! LOVE! So totally agree with EVERYTHING. ...*sob* so totally need to watch the series again myself. 9,9;;;

Have to say - especially love the comments re: Bulky. He does not get NEARLY enough love from the fandom. Or credit for being smarter than he initially seems to be. "I don't know, how about a little common sense?" Bulky is awesome and amazing and I really should pick up his muse again sometime (*has a journal for him and everything already! <3*) I need to get off my ass and finish Wheeljack's updated app for Wake first OTL

STARSCREAM, STOP STEALING THE SHOW THIS EPISODE IS NOT ABOUT YOU.

OH GOD I laughed so hard at this! XD

A not-so-small bit of discontinuity in an otherwise really good episode: why on Earth didn't Prowl recognize the helmet the first time around? :|

Good point. Maybe it'd just been SO long and was SO far out of context that his mind just completely missed it? And it took the intervening time for "something missing" about that helmet (something /he/ missed) to nag at the back of his mind for a while until by the next time around, he /did/ finally place it? IDK

On a not actually sillier note: I love that what makes him snap out of it is a tiny nest.

I thought that was pretty awesome too. It took "so little"...but that "little" was really SO MUCH.

Let's take a moment to take in the fact that Starscream made two clearly sentient clones with the only purpose of blowing them up.

Yeah, that bothered me too. ='<

(Still, I love how he feels the need to add a speech there and ruin the element of surprise. "HI MEGS I'M GOING TO BLOW YOU UP NOW. JUST STAY STILL WHILE I TELL YOU THAT." Oh Starscream never change.)

LOL YES! XDDD

... ahahaha can you imagine how tl;dr I'll get when I actually post about Five Servos of Doom? I'M SORRY IN ADVANCE GUYS I LOVE YOU |D

WE LOVE YOU TOO - seriously...looking forward to it!
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[personal profile] dragondancer5150 2012-07-26 03:31 am (UTC)(link)
LOL he's rounded in more ways than one! XD;;;; (Haha, sorry. XD) But yeah, I actually LIKE that he's /not/ a flashy character. I have a soft spot for characters who are more than they seem at first, who are more even than their own teammates take them for sometimes. The ones who seem like "just" the clowns of the series...but if you really pay attention, there's a LOT more to them than their value as comic relief. I've not played him much, just toyed a bit on DM really. I think I'd like to, though. <3

(I've always intended to bring Jack back. Forever debating on Kitt and Xan...or maybe someone else...or just freaking stick to /one/ character . . . but Jack's always been a given. Just...WHEN. When I feel I can do him and the game justice and not have RL keep knocking me on my ass. I'm finally getting to a point I think I can take on a full-fledged game again - as opposed to the private RP's I'm in with a few friends - except now looks like Wake's apps are closed, at least for now. orz I'm a little afraid to, though - I've been gone for so long...but we'll see what happens.)

LOL yeah, I don't remember the canon - been too long now since I've seen the show - but from what you wrote above, that's what came to mind. =3