Transformers: This Is How It All Began Well, it's been a long time since I posted here! All the same, I have been quite productive in a TF Fan-Fic sort of way over the past months. You see, a couple of years ago, I decided to try and write a definitive origin for the war between the Autobots and Decepticons in a Generation One type setting. Not the definitive version, as such, but my definitive version. A sort of distillation of everything I liked about Transformers, especially the TFUK comics, that worked as a coherent, logical origin story. So far, I’ve been posting it on Livejournal ad AO3, but as I think TFW2005 prefers stories to be posted directly here, I’m going to split the difference: I’ll post chapters here, one at a time, with links to the AO3 version at the end of this first post. One last thing before I shut up and begin: there are several ideas of my own invention laced throughout this fic, most importantly a naming convention. On a whim, I’ve concocted a naming system for Cybertronians separate from their actual ‘real life’ names. I hope that I’ve written this well enough that even if a character has a ‘pre-war’ name, their personalities will shine through (unless I’m being deliberately obtuse) but please let me know if this is getting in the way of the story for you. And now: the fic! [UPDATED: Act 1 complete, Act 2 complete, Act 3 complete, Act 4 underway!] This Is How It All Began Act 1: Twilight of a Golden Age 1.0: Heavy Rain 1.1: Daybreak 1.2: Nights Before 1.3: Important Information 1.4: Side Effects 1.5: Battle Protocol 1.6: Point of Impact 1.7: Lift Off Act 2: The Last Days 2.0: Shrikebats 2.1: Life Goes On 2.2: Homecoming 2.3: Media Relations 2.4: Fighting the Current 2.5: Friction 2.6: Sparks in the Tinder Box 2.7: A Fresh Optic 2.8: Fire-fighting 2.9: Public Image 2.10: Foreign Affairs 2.11: Night Scene 2.12: Confessions 2.13: The Brink of Victory 2.14: Case Closed 2.15: Point of No Return 2.16: Ignition Act 3: Mutually Assured Destruction 3.0: Ancient History 3.1: War Games 3.2: Fire in the Sky 3.3: Manoeuvres 3.4: Desperate Measures 3.5: Divine Intervention 3.6: Channel Hopping 3.7: Last Chances 3.8: Falling Stars 3.9: Diplomacy by Another Means 3.10: Second Strike Act 4: In the Ashes 4.0: After-image 4.1: Fallout 4.2: Breaking the Spear 4.3: Survivor/Guilt 4.4: Small Differences 4.5: Walking Wounded 4.6: Upheaval 4.7: In Memorial 4.8: Crisis of Faith 4.9: The Simfur Revolt Enjoy!