capriciousrogue inquired: 《 Okay, I know I said some stuff and a lot of it was impulsive slag, I don't actually think you're ugly. It just was a shock and it wasn't my frame and I freaked out and said slag before I thought. I do that a lot. Sorry. 》
monumentalmistakes:

«… You called me stumpy.»

«And a stupid egotistical glitch.»

capriciousrogue:

monumentalmistakes:

capriciousrogue:

《I didn’t say you were. I called myself stumpy. I was talking about myself. Cause I had a different frame out of fragging nowhere that I didn’t want.》

《And I know I did, but at the moment, I was kinda having a mental breakdown. I was literally saying slag off the top of my processor. Look, I’m doing my best to apologize about this. Gimme a chance, at least.》

«Your frame was the same as mine. If you called yourself stumpy, you called me stumpy.»

Grumble mutter grouse. «… Fine. I… suppose you were under some amount of emotional duress.»

[ He’s struggling not to start sassing the other Seeker so hard. So very hard.]

《 Look, I said I’m sorry. I don’t know how else to explain myself. I can tell you that I am stupid, if that’ll make you happy. Everyone else calls me it anyway. 》

«I said it’s fine. You don’t need to keep fussing about it.» That’s as close as Starscream’s going to get to directly accepting the apology.

capriciousrogue inquired: 《 Okay, I know I said some stuff and a lot of it was impulsive slag, I don't actually think you're ugly. It just was a shock and it wasn't my frame and I freaked out and said slag before I thought. I do that a lot. Sorry. 》
monumentalmistakes:

«… You called me stumpy.»

«And a stupid egotistical glitch.»

capriciousrogue:

《I didn’t say you were. I called myself stumpy. I was talking about myself. Cause I had a different frame out of fragging nowhere that I didn’t want.》

《And I know I did, but at the moment, I was kinda having a mental breakdown. I was literally saying slag off the top of my processor. Look, I’m doing my best to apologize about this. Gimme a chance, at least.》

«Your frame was the same as mine. If you called yourself stumpy, you called me stumpy.»

Grumble mutter grouse. «… Fine. I… suppose you were under some amount of emotional duress.»

maverickofmayhem:

monumentalmistakes:

maverickofmayhem:

monumentalmistakes:


Starscream shook his head. “My trinemate, heroically rescuing Autobots.” He sighed. “Well, at least that should raise our approval ratings with their lot.” Every little bit helped.

"Expanding our repair work in Kaon, mostly. We’ve found some labs that hold what seem to be prototype CR chambers.” CR chambers were a near-mythical and much-craved innovation, the sort that Cybertronians had made legends about and sought to create for millions of years. Much like synth en. But now that synth en was a proven reality, why not CR chambers? “They are, of course, non-functional. But… if we can get them to do even a fraction of what a fully-operational CR chamber is rumored to do, this could go a long way toward dealing with our chronic lack of medical help.”

"Exactly. I’m an important mech in th’ multiverse, you know. They better be grateful I was there." Only, they weren’t, but it was still fun to say.

He perked up a little, gold optics wide. “I didn’t even know there were prototypes close enough t’ count. Who’re we gonna get t’ finish ‘em up?” A grin started spreading across his face. They had a whole multiverse of mechs that could help.

"Mm. The Decepticon mascot and unofficial diplomat to the Autobots." He smiled wryly. "I’m sure they’d have been lost without you."

Starscream shrugged. “To be honest, I’m not sure they are close enough to count. They’re far enough along that we can all tell what the intent of the machines were, but not far enough for us to tell if they’re anything close to being on the road to functionality. The logical first step, of course, would be to have Shockwave look at them.” If they could drag him away from his other projects. “It’s safe to say, though, that this is not a discovery to be shared with the Autobots. Or even with any neutral parties. If the war starts up again, this could give us a much-needed edge against them.”

"Someone’s gotta play diplomat, and I don’t see any volunteers." He honestly wouldn’t trust any of the other mechs as diplomats, either. 

He mimed zipping his lips. “Secret until you give the say so, got it.” And he could keep a secret when he wanted to. “What’re you gonna do about Soundwave? Not technically a ‘Con, but he ain’t a ‘Bot.” TC might also be scooting around so he can take one of Starscream’s hands in his own to play with.

"Yours is not an enviable position."

Starscream let TC scoot around to take his hand. (TC might notice that Starscream’s had his fingertips sharpened. He decided he wasn’t a fan of the stumpy fingers that come with this frame.) “Ugh, Soundwave. Of course he won’t be told. Which means we’ll have to be careful about what we mention in our transmissions.”

capriciousrogue inquired: 《 Okay, I know I said some stuff and a lot of it was impulsive slag, I don't actually think you're ugly. It just was a shock and it wasn't my frame and I freaked out and said slag before I thought. I do that a lot. Sorry. 》

«… You called me stumpy.»

«And a stupid egotistical glitch.»

maverickofmayhem:

monumentalmistakes:


Starscream shook his head. “My trinemate, heroically rescuing Autobots.” He sighed. “Well, at least that should raise our approval ratings with their lot.” Every little bit helped.

"Expanding our repair work in Kaon, mostly. We’ve found some labs that hold what seem to be prototype CR chambers.” CR chambers were a near-mythical and much-craved innovation, the sort that Cybertronians had made legends about and sought to create for millions of years. Much like synth en. But now that synth en was a proven reality, why not CR chambers? “They are, of course, non-functional. But… if we can get them to do even a fraction of what a fully-operational CR chamber is rumored to do, this could go a long way toward dealing with our chronic lack of medical help.”

"Exactly. I’m an important mech in th’ multiverse, you know. They better be grateful I was there." Only, they weren’t, but it was still fun to say.

He perked up a little, gold optics wide. “I didn’t even know there were prototypes close enough t’ count. Who’re we gonna get t’ finish ‘em up?” A grin started spreading across his face. They had a whole multiverse of mechs that could help.

"Mm. The Decepticon mascot and unofficial diplomat to the Autobots." He smiled wryly. "I’m sure they’d have been lost without you."

Starscream shrugged. “To be honest, I’m not sure they are close enough to count. They’re far enough along that we can all tell what the intent of the machines were, but not far enough for us to tell if they’re anything close to being on the road to functionality. The logical first step, of course, would be to have Shockwave look at them.” If they could drag him away from his other projects. “It’s safe to say, though, that this is not a discovery to be shared with the Autobots. Or even with any neutral parties. If the war starts up again, this could give us a much-needed edge against them.”

trickster-wings:

monumentalmistakes:

trickster-wings:

monumentalmistakes:

«I’m going to go ahead and assume that you two are together.»

«Skywarp, Thundercracker. What can I do for you?» He’d ask why only the two of them are following him and where their Starscream is, but… the odds are it wouldn’t be good news.

"Are you another Starscream?" Skywarp smiled at the other seeker. His wings perked up and bounced on his peds. He liked meeting all these Starscreams. It distracted him.

Starscream smirked at the comm screen. Well, at least somebody was happy to see him. «One and the same. Starscream, lord and leader of the Decepticons. How are you~?»

"I’m good. How are you? …Wait. You’re leader?! That’s so cool! My Starscream wanted to be leader someday before…" He stopped himself and frowned. Time to change the subject.

Skywarp smirked at the screen. “Do you have a Megatron there?” He tilted his helm.

«”Before”…?» Er. Better not press it.

«No, we don’t. Megatron was, unfortunately, murdered by the Autobots, more than a year ago.» He kept his tone neutral; he wasn’t sure whether this particular Skywarp would interpret that bit of news as good or bad. «I myself am… well enough, I suppose. The Decepticons have returned to Cybertron, and we are steadily rebuilding our world.»

motherly-wings:

monumentalmistakes:

motherly-wings:

His wings twitched slightly. He was always wary of Starscreams that weren’t his own, but the more he met, the more he was growing used to the multiverse and the less he was irritated by Starscreams. 

"Nothing. Your alternate on my end has already done enough." 

«… Oh? I’m sorry to hear that.» Definitely not good news, then. «I hope you and Skywarp are doing well regardless…?»

"Absolutely not. To be honest, we’re doing terrible." He had no problem being bluntly honest. His Starscream had caused damages which were not easily reversed. He had some relief that he was only conversing over comm, though. He knew this Starscream was not his own. Actually seeing him might have caused more problems for himself than he’d like to think about. "But you wouldn’t know anything about that." 

«No—I wouldn’t know anything about that. … But, I’m willing to listen if you care to educate me.»

He was worried. Why wouldn’t he be, when alternates of his trine were clearly in trouble? But Thundercracker had already made it pretty clear that he didn’t want Starscream’s help, so he wasn’t going to force it. That would just drive Thundercracker away before Starscream could figure out what he could do to help them.

trickster-wings:

monumentalmistakes:

«I’m going to go ahead and assume that you two are together.»

«Skywarp, Thundercracker. What can I do for you?» He’d ask why only the two of them are following him and where their Starscream is, but… the odds are it wouldn’t be good news.

"Are you another Starscream?" Skywarp smiled at the other seeker. His wings perked up and bounced on his peds. He liked meeting all these Starscreams. It distracted him.

Starscream smirked at the comm screen. Well, at least somebody was happy to see him. «One and the same. Starscream, lord and leader of the Decepticons. How are you~?»

motherly-wings:

monumentalmistakes:

«I’m going to go ahead and assume that you two are together.»

«Skywarp, Thundercracker. What can I do for you?» He’d ask why only the two of them are following him and where their Starscream is, but… the odds are it wouldn’t be good news.

His wings twitched slightly. He was always wary of Starscreams that weren’t his own, but the more he met, the more he was growing used to the multiverse and the less he was irritated by Starscreams. 

"Nothing. Your alternate on my end has already done enough." 

«… Oh? I’m sorry to hear that.» Definitely not good news, then. «I hope you and Skywarp are doing well regardless…?»

((I’d probably feel more guilty about proposing the possibility of a magical fix-all-wounds chamber if it weren’t for the fact that THE DECEPTICONS CANNOT KEEP A MEDIC I SWEAR TO GOD))

((Wasting RP time trying to get medical care is gettin real old.))

((If we decide to veto the idea then Starscream can be like “yeah hahahaaaa this thing doesn’t actually work oh well.” But at least now there is the possibility of a permanent solution to the Cons’ inability to get decent medical care.))