|View Poll Results: Favourite Transformer-human romance?|
|Optimus Prime-Marissa Fairborn (G1)||6||10.00%|
|Side Burn-Kelly (RID)||7||11.67%|
|Voters: 60. You may not vote on this poll|
Favourite Transformer-human romance?
|05-07-2012, 10:32 PM||#101|
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Eerie, Transylvania
Collection Count: More than I did...
Well, I don't think AS necessarily means there was inappropriate, uh, powerlinking. I think the term "Platonic love" tends to see some meaning-writedown in everyday use, where people often use it to mean "casual friendship". AS is probably arguing for something weightier than that (incorrect) usage.
I think it would be most correct to say that Alexis was Starscream's conscience, the person that just has to say the troublesome things a person knows quite well but doesn't want to hear. Don't we all have someone like that? That sort of thing isn't a romantic relationship, but it certainly can be as difficult as one.
|05-07-2012, 10:45 PM||#102|
They can't beat the best.
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Zebulon, NC
News Credits: 11
Honestly, one of the reasons I enjoy the Transformers mythos is because there isn't a lot of "romance". Romance is a subject that's well-trodden, and there are other stories that tell it better anyways. I'm perfectly content with two humans who happen to share the story with the Transformers (like Sam and Mikaea). Beyond that, I'm completely uninterested, and it's something I don't want to see.
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|05-07-2012, 10:47 PM||#103|
Join Date: Oct 2005
Collection Count: 355+
I think that says a lot about why we're even having this conversion. There are a lot of people out there for whom everything is about romantic relationships. That's what gives things meaning to them, so if it's missing from a story, then either it's wrong and broken, or they find it in places it isn't supposed to be. The idea that there's a lot more to the experience of life and interpersonal relationships is quickly and disdainfully rejected, if it's even considered at all.
That and some people are just lonely.
|05-08-2012, 04:43 AM||#104|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Indiana (Done with the desert)
Collection Count: Just crested 150, hope to double it soon...
However, AS didn't explain themself enough to get anything other than "awwww, young love" out of it. And let's face it, the only difference between a friendship and a relationship is intercourse, when you strip it down to its bare essentials. Granted you can have intercourse without a romantic relationship, but I guarantee you that you can't have a romantic relationship without intercourse. If you did, one or both of the spouses would be having intercourse without a romantic relationship while the other is at work.
|05-08-2012, 05:13 AM||#105|
Join Date: Oct 2005
Collection Count: 355+
|05-08-2012, 12:03 PM||#106|
I vawnt my berdt.
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
Collection Count: I lied. Maybe 75.
News Credits: 10
What is this I don't even
Wait, how does one read "romance" in Armada Starscream/Alexis' relationship? Friendship, kinship, kindred spirits, sure. But romance?
Threads like this give me an aneurysm.
|05-08-2012, 02:07 PM||#107|
Fueled by Mcguffium 239
Join Date: Nov 2004
Collection Count: about 1/3rd of what it used to be. :(
News Credits: -1
Where is the ban the poster option?
Bitter? You haven't begun to see bitter...
|05-08-2012, 06:10 PM||#108|
Go Dennis Erb Jr. #28!!!
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Southern Illinois
Collection Count: About 50 or so
News Credits: 2
Starscream-Alexis was done well
|05-08-2012, 06:20 PM||#109|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Collection Count: 270
Definitely won't fight you with it not being mature. I think most of the TF fangirls keep the shipping ways to specific mediums such as RP or FF.net lol. We try to not scar you guys for life.
It's a crack part of the fandom really. As long as it's not taken so seriously it's no big deal. The guilty pleasure fanfic every once in awhile is fine. But I do see you point. There is nothing mature about it.
|05-08-2012, 06:51 PM||#110|
Join Date: May 2011
Location: The Axalon
Collection Count: An army of Dirges.
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BW Quickstrike and Una.
You all know it happened.