swordage: rotf Soundwave (Default)
[personal profile] swordage
Goodness gracious it's been ages since I last posted any fic. That happens when I get horribly depressed, though. I'm on meds and stabilizing now, so maybe writing will happen again soon. In the meantime have a little thing I wrote about Dylan Gould. I didn't much care for him the first time I saw DotM, but then I realized that he's the Decepticon version of Daniel. He grew up with Uncle Soundwave and Uncle Laserbeak. His motivations in the movie make total sense when you realize that it isn't about glory or power, it's about family. A very twisted, horrible kind of family, but family. Poor dear.

Series: Transformers (Dark of the Moon)
Rating: G
Warnings: none
Words: 160

"Good night, kiddo." His dad pulls up the covers, nestling him into a cocoon of blankets. It’s cold, frost riming the old windowpanes, so he doesn’t mind. He’s still warming up from making too many snowballs without his mittens, despite the hot cocoa he’s had since.

"Good night, Daddy," he mumbles, the soft sheets and pillows already tugging him into sleep. "Good night, birdie."

The two red lights atop his dresser blink once. It shifts with a reassuring rustle.

"Good night, little Dylan," it coos. "Sleep well."

His dad pats the covers one last time. When the door closes behind him, the only light left in the room is red. It watches Dylan unblinkingly. He rolls over to face it, staring back for as long as he can.

"Birdie?"

"Yes, Dylan."

"Are you going to sleep?"

"No, Dylan."

"...Will you watch for monsters?"

It clicks its beak together, hiss-laughing delightedly. "Yes, Dylan."

"Okay. Good night, birdie."

"Sweet dreams, Dylan."

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Date: 2012-02-16 04:45 am (UTC)
hellkitty: (arch purplegold)
From: [personal profile] hellkitty
then I realized that he's the Decepticon version of Daniel.

....[insert flabbergasted face]

My god you're right! And a genius! And..wow. [Mind: BLOWN.]

Also...;-; lovely ficlet.

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Date: 2012-02-16 04:49 am (UTC)
kitefullofkoi: Badou from DOGS. text: living stingy (Default)
From: [personal profile] kitefullofkoi
I love this! I'd never thought about it like that before, but now that you've made this point, I'm re-evaluating DOTM. Very happy about this too. :D

Laserbeak saying it'll watch out for the monsters at the end was priceless!

A very lovely and thought-provoking ficlet ♥

Hope you're feeling better now as well *hugs*

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Date: 2012-02-16 04:52 am (UTC)
femme4jack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] femme4jack
OMG! I've been thinking about Daniel a lot lately for my own writing, and you have just completely blown my mind. This is twisted and beautiful and can I please jump in your head canon and swim around?

Creepy and wonderful ficlet.

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Date: 2012-02-16 04:52 am (UTC)
artoni: (Default)
From: [personal profile] artoni
I cannot like this fic enough. Short and sweet and amazing.

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Date: 2012-02-16 04:52 am (UTC)
caiusmajor: (Galvatron/Cyclonus)
From: [personal profile] caiusmajor
....omg this is amazing. I had no idea this was in DOTM and now I might have to actually look at the movie to see. UNCLE SOUNDAVE AND UNCLE LASERBEAK. :DDDDD

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Date: 2012-02-16 09:16 pm (UTC)
thousanth: (TF - Soundwave WFC)
From: [personal profile] thousanth
I think this is absolutely perfect! And delightful in its implications too. <3

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Date: 2012-02-16 09:53 pm (UTC)
1179875: episode 3 Season 2 out of it in the pod (Soundwave tfp → My friend will help)
From: [personal profile] 1179875
I am glad you are feeling better!

And now I like him. And I love the story.

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Date: 2012-02-17 12:32 am (UTC)
katharos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] katharos
That is delightfully creeptastic! For a tiny fic it packs a punch. Going to be watching out for Laserbeak tonight...

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Date: 2012-02-17 02:26 am (UTC)
playswithworms: (Default)
From: [personal profile] playswithworms
I always thought fandom was being kinda hard on the guy - after all if the Decepticons could make Sam betray Optimus with torture and threatening his One True Love, who knows what they did to Dylan? Wonderful (scary!) little fic!

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Date: 2012-02-17 04:23 am (UTC)
stainless: Megatron and Starscream standing in wreckage, reads ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US (Default)
From: [personal profile] stainless
Awesome.

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Date: 2012-02-17 10:19 pm (UTC)
1179875: episode 3 Season 2 out of it in the pod (Default)
From: [personal profile] 1179875
Welcome!:D

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Date: 2012-02-20 09:19 am (UTC)
ext_407633: (Snowflake)
From: [identity profile] empty-geas.insanejournal.com
Very cool story. It makes me want to go watch DotM right now just to find out more about Dylan and what Decepticon human relations are like when the humans are actually useful and co-operative.

And I'm glad you're feeling better. *hugs*

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Date: 2012-02-21 02:41 am (UTC)
mdnytryder: (Mardi Gras cat)
From: [personal profile] mdnytryder
Wow, Dylan = Daniel. I never caught that. It gives me a whole new insight into a character that I really hated.

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Date: 2012-07-27 01:29 am (UTC)
aughoti: (Default)
From: [personal profile] aughoti
Just ran across this, and what an AWESOME idea. Great ficlet, and it brings up tons of questions...

Also, wow, I didn't think DotM could be any more depressing, but you've managed it. (Now I'm feeling a bit sympathetic to Dylan, who's death had been pretty much the only unmixed "yay!" in the movie for me.)

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