Monday, March 25, 2013

Episode 230 - Forever and Always

Episode 230: Forever and Always

If you want to be taken seriously, go off and form your own teen hero team. Then you can have all sorts of adventures and save the world and die horrible, horrible deaths so that the adults will acknowledge you as their equals

When you think Transformers fanfic, you naturally assume that it’s going to be about long-winded boring cliché anime villains drippy teenage girls with superpowers. Because certainly that’s what this fic is all about, and let me tell you now, it doesn’t hold back on the details. Our hero Grace manages to take time out from her exciting life of wangst, self-pity and locker combinations to get zapped by a Cybernet Space Cube and gain the power to levitate iPhones. Armed with this unique gift, she does the most logical thing that anyone would do – take a walk through the desert to the bad side of town in the middle of her night with her two best friends (even if one of them doesn’t seem to exist). Oh sure, there might be some giant alien robots that turn into cars in there, but you won’t care as you’ll want to know what colour her folder is! So come on in and roll your eyes in derision at the fic!

Riffers: Rebecca Bartley, Natasha Isavia, Matt Simmons and Rick R. Mortis
Written by: Rick R


  1. I like how the author tries to write about an underprivileged but they're too privileged to realize iPhones aren't some basic resources everyone gets like water from the sky. She also despite living in a communal house gets her own room.

    1. I suspect the author knows nothing about what life in an orphanage whatsoever. I further suspect that Grace's "I am an orphan" thing was a cheap ploy for sympathy and/or an excuse for wangst.

      Dead parents are cool or something

    2. Right up there with bow-ties and fezzes.