More than Meets the Eyes #14 Discussion *SPOILERS*

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  1. SPLIT LIP

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    I bet it's like one of those machines that gives you the toy in the plastic ball. You put a coin in, turn the krank and it just pops out.

    ,':}D
     
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    That is simply fucking horrifying on multiple levels.
     
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    The editors were asleep when they approved Spotlight Arcee.
     
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    FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK!

    Things like these are why we need to retcon the fuck out of Arcee pronto!
     
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    It all makes perfect sense now.

    [​IMG]
     
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    You, sir, are a sick son of a bitch.
     
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    Stop that.
    No, seriously... stop it.

    Okay, that made me laugh. :) 

    Of course, Arcee wouldn't be "female" if she could just pop out Sparks all by herself. That would be parthenogenesis, making her still asexual... not a "woman", so much as "genetic mutant freak"... or more kindly, the first of a new species entirely.

    Which takes us right back to G1 Marvel's old "budding" method, actually. Which I also thought was pretty lame. I don't thing Transformers should be Mogwai.

    zmog
     
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    So I was reading the Sparkeater issue last night and something occured to me. The Sparkeater physically eats the spark with his mouth. Why would you need to eat something which is basically a bit of magic ball lightning when you could just absorb it? Interesting...
     
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    cuz it's more yummy that way.
     
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    Is it Wednesday yet?
     
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    Unfortunately, no. I think I'll just cryogenically freeze myself until then.

    Wake me... when you need me
     
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    Maybe she needs some CNA from other transformers to make baby sparks.
     
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    Without saying one goddamn word about the rest of this discussion, parthenogenesis is practiced by biological females.

    Of course, some species that practice it are composed entirely of females, others are hermaphroditic, others change sex during their lifetime...
     
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    Life....finds a way.
     
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    This one pic MAKES the entire book for me though.

    [​IMG]

    (unfortunately it's taken with a crap camera but,,,)

    "don't show me"
    "don't show me"
    "don't show me"

    "And yet we BOTH know he DOES!"
     

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    [​IMG]

    If you want a screengrab from the .cbr.

    I'd agree with you, between that and Overlord's "Megatron's alive?" I got chills. Seriously, Overlord's expression is one of absolute villainous glee. He beat Chromedome at his own game and Megatron is alive. Love love love Alex's work in this issue.
     
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    No don't! I've seen this in a documentary! You wake up in 2546 and there is no Wii, factions of atheists, and otters. Nothing good can come of this.
     
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    effin otters man...
     
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    Well, we don't know that. Sparks could actually be contained in some kind of crystal form (I think this is how they were depicted in Energon). It may not just be a will-o-wisp.

    Or maybe it's like asking why a vampire would bother drinking blood when he could just hypothetically absorb it through his pores. Or shooting a house with a flamethrower and asking why it didn't just "absorb" the fire into its furnace. Why would we assume that all energy can just be "absorbed" magically through any appendage, despite having specialized organs for doing so? :) 

    YOU STOP THAT NOW!!!

    Yes, but if you're reproducing within yourself, creating new life out of a sealed system, then you aren't female. You're some kind of hermaphrodite... or maybe some solitary entity we don't have a proper name for). Again, this makes the concept of binary sexuality pretty meaningless... and of course, you also have examples like earthworms, who are hermaphrodites, but still reproduce sexually, as a means of sharing genes. But without outside fertilization, you're really no more male or female than a cell that divides itself.

    I was waiting for someone to quote Jurassic Park. But if you spontaneously change sex (as the dinosaurs did in that fiction), then that means that it is still an element of sexual reproduction. They weren't just pumping out eggs with no fertilization... a certain portion of the population just trans-sexed, which reverts things back to traditional binary sexuality.

    zmog
     
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    Eh, its Transformers. They absorb stuff. They should rename it Absorbers.
     

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