Everything done now will mean more later
At the bottom are four Facebook friends tagging memes of the Transformers.
The top one is from the movie Revenge of the Fallen, while the others are from the old so-called Transformers G1 (Generation 1) cartoons. I grew up with the G1 set, but that is not why I like it more. There is just way too much detail in the new robots. There aren’t easy faces to recognize and all their parts are so detailed it looks like one good punch and the whole robot would fall apart.
The middle one is of G1 Transformers, Autobots and Decepticons.
The third one is of G1 Autobots.
The bottom one is of G1 Decepticons, to tag your BAD friends with.
The graphics used for the G1 tagging poster is from Botch’s Transformers Box Art Archive, probably the greatest collection of Transformers cartoons out there! Wow! I can spend days on that site! The detail and completeness of the collection is phenomenal, although I’d have added a bit more punch to many of the scans (i.e. a tad more contrast and saturation). However, if you’re thinking of introducing this site to your kids, just be warned that there is at least a smattering of expletives there which I have come across. That’s not so much my criticism as something to take note since I am directing people to the site.
If you would like to use the poster below for tagging your Facebook friends, please:
- Click on the Transformers poster you want below to get it at full size.
- Right click on that picture and save to your computer.
- Upload it to your Facebook profile.
- Tag your friends.
Please click here for a complete list of over 100 Facebook picture tagging memes on this site with which you can use for fun with your friends.
- Avatars, buddy icons and Facebook profile pictures
- Collectible Trading Cards (print like regular 6″ x 4″ photo)
- Facebook tagging pictures
- Posters (18″ x 24″)
- Wallpapers of many sizes
from left to right…
Sideswipe (wild), Starscream (wannabe), Megatron (powerful), Ravage (sneaky)
Skids (hyper), Mudflap (southpaw), Ironhide (tough), Fallen (evil)
Generation One (G1) Cartoon Transformers
from left to right, alternating between Autobots and Decepticons…
Prowl (good), Bruticus (brutal), Wheeljack (reliable), Thundercracker (noisy), Sideswipe (risky), Soundwave (shady)
Shockwave (power hungry), Bumblebee (feisty), Galvatron (powerful), Jazz (cool), Cyclonus (nasty), Optimus Prime (mighty)
Jetfire (fast), Bombshell (crazy), Mirage (sneaky), Predaking (mean), Ultra-magnus (tough), Starscream (annoying)
Ravage (unpredictable), Metroplex (big), Devastator (destructive), Hound (observant), Megatron (evil), Trailbreaker (smart).
I left out Ironhide and Ratchet, two popular G1 and new movie characters, because their old robot forms were just ugly! If you want to know more about any of these characters, Adam Botch, on his site, has the box scans. Wikipedia even has lots more information and a Google search, sometimes with the word “transformers” added to the name, should get you the page as the first or second search result.
Generation One (G1) Cartoon Autobots
from left to right…
Prowl (good), Inferno (fearless), Wheeljack (reliable), Tracks (vain), Sideswipe (risky), Ultra-magnus (tough)
Ramhorn (bad-tempered), Bumblebee (feisty), Sludge (slow), Blaster (groovy), Smokescreen (deceptive), Optimus Prime (mighty)
Jetfire (fast), Omega Supreme (brave), Mirage (sneaky), Jazz (cool), Sunstreaker (self-centered), Topspin (determined)
Hound (observant), Metroplex (big), Bluestreak (chatty), Skids (dreamer), Rodimus Prime (impatient), Trailbreaker (smart)
Generation One (G1) Cartoon Decepticons
from left to right…
Bombshell (crazy), Bruticus (brutal), Thrust (aggressive), Predaking (tough), Thundercracker (noisy), Blitzwing (cruel)
Shockwave (power hungry), Laserbeak (feisty), Galvatron (powerful), Ramjet (stubborn), Cyclonus (nasty), Soundwave (shady)
Skywarp (sneaky), Octane (mean), Kickback (dirty), Astrotrain (confusing), Frenzy (tiny), Starscream (annoying)
Ravage (unpredictable), Menasor (intimidating), Dirge (creepy), Devastator (destructive), Megatron (evil), Shrapnel (sadistic).
I am not active on MySpace, checking into my MySpace profile just once in a few months, probably. It’s not my main point of contact, but rather a venue to share the one song I have written and recorded thus far… which will change this summer. I usually check in just to see if anything happened I should know about, that’s about it.
Tonight, I saw a Friend Request from one Leah West (MySpace), a musician (and model, actress, painter, photographer, etc.) formerly of New Jersey and now of Kelowna, BC. I had never heard of her but am long past that sort of thing to be surprised by it. I know it’s about social networking, not necessarily people who know each other. On the same principle, if people send a Friend Request of me, I won’t turn them down unless they seem really scary… more in a social sense than physical sense. I just accept, be flattered at face value they sent me a Friend Request, a little more if they typed something like Leah did, and have a listen to their music. I often enjoy it, but that might be that. However, every once in a while, I find something that’s delightful and tonight, it was Leah West’s music!
First thing to notice was her beautiful voice. The music moves and is moving. There is breadth to it, from simple and fun songs to deep and personal songs loaded with intelligent, thoughtful, meaningful lyrics. All of them are tied together by a genuine sense of honesty that it all came from within Leah, that this is the person she is. Someone who has decided to give us the privilege to look into her soul, just the way it is, through the sounds of her music.
There are six great songs on Leah West’s MySpace profile, but her ReverbNation profile has 54 songs. I’m half way through the list now and have not found a bad track yet. So many good songs I’m starting to believe there isn’t a bad one! They are all of the pop / alternative / indie styles she classifies herself as, though, so if you have a quota on that for how much you can listen to at one time, 54 might be a bit much. Mind you, 54 of anything, even the Beatles, can be a bit much for most. Still, I believe there is a lot more to this young lady than p/a/i. With a voice and, more importantly, a spirit like hers, I think she can do and succeed in a lot of other genres. She just has to determine which of them are within her, when the time is right for her. But absolutely, I very much highly recommend you have a listen to her music at the link above.
Both profiles contain a lot of other interesting information about Leah, including artists she’s worked with, appearances and so on, but Leah’s website has even more, including her photos from modeling, acting, her blog and so on! Rocking! She’s also on YouTube as the video above shows, though it only had 280 views at time of this posting. Contrast that to the well over 1 million views her MySpace profile has had since June 24 2008 (i.e. just 10 months from this posting!).
Anyway, social networking is quite a lot like the lottery. A lot of times, there isn’t much to be gained, if not something lost like time. You have to have that mentality to play it and survive. However, every once in a while, you feel like you won something. Discovering Leah West’s music tonight has definitely been worth my while. As for her, I see she’s got close to 12,000 “friends” on MySpace, but she won over one geniune fan tonight in me!
Btw, did you know the mean number of Friends a user on MySpace has is 55? That’s just if you averaged out the number of friends every user had, though this should probably be 54 since everybody has Tom, the default friend on MySpace. Compare that to Facebook users who have an average of 125.
However, and this is a BIG however, the median number of MySpace friends a user has is just 2! That is, if you ordered each user in a list from most friends at one end and least friends at the other, and you walked halfway down that line, the person there would have 2 MySpace friends! (Source: Clay Shirky in Here Comes Everybody)
Wow! Talk about saying something about the nature and interactions of its users given people like Leah has almost 12,000!
What social networking if half the users literally have 2 or fewer friends, with 1 by default to start???
This fact is true despite MySpace still being ranked #9 on Alexa.com’s web traffic rankings at time of posting! Lots of traffic but not of the true interactive kind, obviously. At least not anywhere near where it could be. ReverbNation sits at 7,347 at time of posting, if you’re curious.
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 6.3