Sparklings?

Discussion in 'Transformers Fan Fiction' started by VAwitch, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. VAwitch

    VAwitch G1 GeekGirl

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Posts:
    967
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Likes:
    +1
    Ebay:
    I see a few fics (mostly on fanfiction.net), that mention sparklings...

    Is this a fandom term for kids, or was it mentioned in one of the series?
    --Sorry to ask, but I only caught some of TF:Cybertron, and am woefully outta touch for non G1 & BW/BM.
     
  2. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2006
    Posts:
    22,049
    News Credits:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +26
    Hmm.....I don't know, but child TF's being reffered to as "sparklings" makes sense to me. Peace out.
     
  3. Dragon Girl

    Dragon Girl Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2005
    Posts:
    96
    Trophy Points:
    81
    Likes:
    +0
    Yeah, the term refers to young/child tfs. The term Protoling also applies.
     
  4. VAwitch

    VAwitch G1 GeekGirl

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Posts:
    967
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Likes:
    +1
    Ebay:
    But where did it originate? As a Gater, Scaper, B5er, Trekekr, etc, I know fandom coins phrases, but just kinda curious as to the origin of this one. Esp since TF repro seems to bounce all over as to the...er...manner of it.
     
  5. DaraRex2.0

    DaraRex2.0 I'd totally eat the leaf

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    Posts:
    1,632
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    I always thought little Trans kids were called scraplets, but sparklings would be a neato term to use as well. Like we know of kids and children, there's sparkings and...umm, scraplets?

    Or maybe scraplets was the term for Mini-Cons and other small Trans. Aw well, it can't really matter that much, the direct term

    Remember kids, always do your research
     
  6. rebelbot

    rebelbot rebelbot

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2006
    Posts:
    346
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    Sparkling may mean a baby and a vornling a child
     
  7. Dinobot Nuva

    Dinobot Nuva Johnny 3 Tears Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    Posts:
    7,968
    News Credits:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    221
    Likes:
    +15
    Scraplets were those little machine eating guys that transformed into nuts, screws, bolts, etc. in the old Marvel US comics.
    I've never heard of sparklings used before, I have heard protoform and protoling used though.
    DN
     
  8. surak777

    surak777 Autobot Musician TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2007
    Posts:
    338
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Likes:
    +0
    oh yeah I remember the scraplets those were the nasty things (hmm adds the scraplets to his story idea) thanks!
     

Share This Page