((welp, it’s been fun, but I have to be up in about an hour and a half. So, I’m signing off. Gnight~))

arrogantautobot asked you: Starscream. Hey. Yo. You there?

arrogantautobot:

monumentalmistakes:

«Depending on what it is and depending on what sort of favor you’d do for us in return—I might. Try me.» No yeah he’s totally just trying to get Rodimus to spill the gossip.

«Concern yourself less with getting me to “admit” that I like you and more with trying to get me to start liking you, and you might face more success. While I’m flattered that you think my approval is so desirable, you’re not doing much yet to attain it.»

«And I don’t drink. I do dance, but you’re far from earning the right to witness such a performance.» He’s proud of his dancing.

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Now which one of us is being obnoxious?

Anyway, alright, fine. What do you want in exchange for the loud red guy? I can do paperwork and shoot things. I’m also a kick aft trainer too, when the situation calls for it. I’m the golden mech, remember?

But yeah, I’m working on that too. Getting you to like me, I guess. It’s pretty hard, isn’t it? You don’t like jokes, or pestering. Which is like, the number one way to get someone to like you. Maybe I should try giving you stuff. What do you like?

Aw, come on. Have a little fun. Take the bossbot hat off and put on the partying one. Just for a little awhile anyway. It’ll be fun. I know a couple of places we can hit.

«I can’t say I recall having heard you described as such before~»

«In any case, I can’t decide if my medic will do any good until you give me some symptoms or a diagnosis to present him with, now can I?»

«I like jokes just fine. I don’t like jokes at my expense. There’s a difference.» He paused. He was being offered stuff now? Rodimus was willing to give him things? Well, that in itself was worth something. Regardless of what the things were, if Rodimus was going to spend the time, effort, and resources to make a gift of them, that alone was a compliment. «… Try me.»

He rolled his optics. «I don’t drink for medical reasons. My processor reacts to getting overcharged differently than most mechs. It has nothing to do with being the “bossbot.”»

monumentalmistakes sent:

«Cracker? A request from Knock Out: if you can acquire any pieces of Breakdown while battling Silas, bring them home.»

maverickofmayhem:

::..is he gonna drop ‘em like a video game villain?:: A little snort. ::If he wants Breakdown parts, I know where there’s a warehouse. It’s mostly internals an’ stuff, but I don’t think he’ll object.::

Have some coordinates for the hoarder.

the-automobile-enthusiast

Starscream forwards the transmission and coordinates to Knock Out. «Here you go, if you want it.»

Anonymous asked you: Incoming (somewhat weak) transmission from Steve Vale: [Good evening, listeners. Another sparkless, brainless corpse was found today, by the little energon donut shop on the corner of 5th and 6th. The culprit is NOT, as formerly stated, a crazed mecha with a vendetta against his fellow Decepticon, but sparkeaters. The City Council would like to remind you all of the policy regarding sparkeaters - do not look at them, do not speak to them, and whatever you do, do not— KSSH— Running is futile.]

What in the

«How many are dead and WHY HAVEN’T I BEEN ALERTED TO THIS?! Evacuate immediately to the surface and prepare to be brought aboard the Nemesis!»

«I want a full report of everything known about the sparkeaters—after you’ve evacuated. And I want a very good explanation as to why I wasn’t told immediately that someone had died—much less more than one someones.»

These are the first deaths that have occurred since he became Decepticon leader. He feels awful. He let this happen.

Somehow.

the-automobile-enthusiast:

monumentalmistakes:

For a moment, Starscream was speechless. «… I…» HIs vocalizer faltered. He reset it. «I see. That’s very… Thank you, Knock Out. I accept—and greatly appreciate—your apology.»

«…»

«Are you feeling alright?»

If Knock Out was feeling like Knock Out, he would have felt accomplished for rendering Starscream speechless. But he feels like slag and his spark hurts, and there’s a gladiator roaming around somewhere that is making all this emotional stuff more confusing. 

He’s home sick too. Because on the Nemesis emotions were faded and dull, and he didn’t feel like purging every time he remembered things.

«I’m not supposed to feel at all, yet I am and I hate it. It’s all bubbling and stupid, and I.. I’m guilty for things that I wouldn’t normally be guilty for.»

«Since I apologized, am I allowed to come home?»

He has also thought recently that he wasn’t wanted or needed at home, and that he needed to apologize for things before he could return. 

He’s been in a strange place.

«Knock Out, you’ve always been allowed to come home. You’re the one who decided to leave; you’re the only one who’s been keeping you away. Yes—you’re welcome on the Nemesis. As always.»

Although Starscream was already considering the possibility of mandating that Knock Out have periodic vacations to Velocitron. Well—“mandating.” He’d have to fool Knock Out into thinking it was his idea rather than Starscream’s. But he could get to like this contrite, self-aware Knock Out.

«Do you want a bridge now, or will you need to prepare?»

the-automobile-enthusiast sent:

«Is there anything you need for me to do?»

the-automobile-enthusiast:

monumentalmistakes:

monumentalmistakes:

«At this precise moment? No. But Thundercracker is about to battle Silas, so you might want to keep your comm open in case he comes back needing repairs.»

«Because I have an exact lock on his location and will have an open comm with him the entire time.» It was close enough to true. «I will know the instant things even begin to go badly for him, and I will know exactly where to send fifty Eradicons to rescue him should anything go wrong. MECH is capable of taking down single, lone, unprepared Cybertronians. I do not believe they are capable of taking down a full-strength Cybertronian who knows exactly what he’s getting into—and even if they are, they are absolutely not capable of taking on several dozen Cybertronians simultaneously

«We are perfectly situated to launch a devastating surprise attack on MECH—should the need arise. Thundercracker is completely safe.»

«….»

«I see. If this… surprise attack happens.. I want his head. I want anything at all that you find belonging to Breakdown. I don’t care what it is. I’ll.. pay you back.»

«… You have my word.»

waveringsounds:

((There wasn’t really a way to comment on it in my last tag without seriously derailing the entire post, but I just want to take a moment to talk about the delicious scheming that Starscream was doing there.

Compared to the hypermanipulative, hypercompetent TFP-waves that Screamy is used to, Gutterwave is young, impressionable, and completely naive about the multiverse and the events of the war.  He’s less skilled at what they do, less functional in general, and vulnerable in ways they aren’t.  He’s still a telepath, though, and unless Starscream is planning on trying to shape and guide him entirely from a distance, sooner or later he would probably be found out.  It’s such a blatantly terrible idea-

And Soundwave would totally go along with it.

At this point in his life, he doesn’t have the same kind of ideals that he will later on- or at least, he doesn’t have the same kind of hope for those ideals that Megatron will eventually inspire.  He doesn’t have a faction or a cause or a Lord to affix his loyalty to.  All he really has right now are Ravage, Buzzsaw, and Laserbeak, and the survival and wellbeing of their ragtag little group takes priority over things like his ego.   

If throwing in with someone trying to manipulate him would get him and his friends off the streets and into some kind of position where they’d have fuel in their tanks, a reasonable guarantee of safety, and maybe some peace and quiet for Soundwave to further work through his mental problems…  playing along with a little manipulation would be a small price to pay.  It wouldn’t win him any loyalty points, but Starscream could get away with more than he probably expects.

Senator Ratbat obtains his services through the same sort of offer, and that was coming from a position less precarious than this, and with thoughts and values more abhorrent to Soundwave than Starscream’s would likely be.  Then again, considering how that eventually worked out for Ratbat…

Still potentially a terrible idea.))

#ooc #and by terrible i mean it’s likely to blow up in his face #end in sudden but inevitable betrayal #or otherwise fall apart entertainingly

((I am liking the sound of this more and more every minute.))

Anonymous sent:

Eat more chicken

medicalmurdersaurus:

Him Starscream used to look like chicken! Kehehe.

No more though.

Me can still bite though. Seekers not very tough.

«I’m tougher than you think.»

«I suggest against testing out my durability. I’d have to have to explain to the Autobots why you’re hobbling home without your beak.»

On Skype
TC: is Knock Out going to yell at us for bonding?
Sads: Not if we don't tell him.
TC: i like that plan
arrogantautobot asked you: Starscream. Hey. Yo. You there?

arrogantautobot:

monumentalmistakes:

«… “Medication”? Whatever are you on medication for?» Now this sounded juicy.

«We have never once been buddies, and I’ll thank you for correcting yourself on that matter.»

I’unno. Personal stuff. Does it matter? Are you going to send your medic over to give me something better? Didn’t think so.

Anyway, we’re going to be buddies some time, you know. I just know it. Sooner or later, you’re going to admit to yourself that you like me.

Then I’m going to take you and your buddies out for a drink, and some dancing and slag.

«Depending on what it is and depending on what sort of favor you’d do for us in return—I might. Try me.» No yeah he’s totally just trying to get Rodimus to spill the gossip.

«Concern yourself less with getting me to “admit” that I like you and more with trying to get me to start liking you, and you might face more success. While I’m flattered that you think my approval is so desirable, you’re not doing much yet to attain it.»

«And I don’t drink. I do dance, but you’re far from earning the right to witness such a performance.» He’s proud of his dancing.