|Reviews for Do You Know What it Feels like|
| Grizzmon chapter 4 . 7/25/2013
This was brilliant...
| Grizzmon chapter 3 . 7/25/2013
Well, things are just getting worse...
| Grizzmon chapter 2 . 7/25/2013
Well, I wonder how long until Arcee goes insane...
| Grizzmon chapter 1 . 7/25/2013
And so it begins, Arcee's hell and Jhiaxus, path to doom...
| Noods chapter 4 . 7/12/2009
you've created something very interesting, and reminds me of those books i used to read as a kid, the ones that weaved worlds in my head, keep on going!
| Randomstrike chapter 1 . 1/2/2009
| Jeysie chapter 4 . 6/29/2008
As someone who couldn't stand Arcee's Spotlight, I quite appreciate having come across this story. It certainly does a good job of "logic-ing" a lot of the oddities surrounding the storyline... and the fact that Arcee isn't truly female because it was more based on Jhiaxus taking the wrong concepts from the matter is a far more palatable thought. (Or rather, taking the underlying tendencies of organic society rather than femininity itself.)
It also makes me feel even more sorry for Thunderwing... much like Arcee, I am kind of surprised at the fact that, even though he's just as culpable as Jhiaxus, he still comes off as sympathetic. Excellent bit of writing regards that.
| tomorrow4eva chapter 4 . 6/17/2008
Poor Arcee. Now her own head is telling her she's a 'she'. And not only is she the first female Transformer, she's the first feminist! I wonder what is special about Arcee that she can sense the sparks and Jhiaxus' presence. And she's full of anger by the end there. I'm glad she's channeling almost all of that rage at the correct target. Is she insulted by the 'you' because she's a weird experiment? She's touchy about the 'being included', but its totally fitting. When you wander around wondering if people are judging you by your gender or your actual ability, one does get slightly paranoid and touchy. :) Great chapter.
| Silveriss chapter 4 . 6/13/2008
Very, very interesting take on gender issues. Though, I think Jhiaxus actually failed in creating a true gender. From my thoughts on what a gender truly is, I would have to say a gender is a type of member of a species specifically designed to perform a necessary function. For example, female humans are specifically designed to carry and produce offspring in their uterus and carry said offspring until such time as it can be safely removed to function on its own. That is from a strictly biological position, meaning until the body is actually capable of doing all the necessary functions such as breathing and regulating heart rate. All Jhiaxus really managed to do is create someone with a different physical design and make people hate him and view him as inferior. Arcee has no function, and certainly one no different from any other Transformer, so he's not actually a different gender. His differing status does not perform a necessary function for the perpetuation of the species.
As I have a headache and I'm exhausted please accept my humblest apology if that made no kind of sense at all. Feel free to contact me if clarification is necessary.
| Jason M. Lee chapter 4 . 6/13/2008
Excellently written. More things for me to ponder over.
Point to that. As for the discrepancy on gender at forums vs. writing/art comms... I'm wondering that as well.
| Lunarius0 chapter 4 . 6/13/2008
The husband and I spent a while last night talking about the Spotlight: Arcee arc, and we both appreciate and applaud the steps you've taken here to make sense of it. While I personally have opted to excise this portion of recent cannon from my mind. When she shows up, as she inevitably will when all the Spotlights fully tie in to the current arc, I plan on just thinking: "OH, that Arcee! She's found out some interesting information about the baddie and it's made her mad!"
But more properly on topic, I just wanted to say I really adore your writing style and the effort you've put into putting this up and doing it well. I could really see it in my head, taking place on comic pages in the same style of art as the Spotlight. Thank you very much for writing & sharing this. _
Before I get silly-fangirl at you, I'll leave off here.
| tomorrow4eva chapter 3 . 6/11/2008
This chapter was great. Modifying the pings to send back that the sender is of lower priority/importance - my inner feminist is shrieking with glee at how you've managed to capture one of the biggest subconscious factors in inter-gender communication. I *HATE* it when people's body language is screaming "you're not really important, so I'm not going to bother really listening to you". Do they think I can't pick that up? My inner geek is happy too. And using Flywheels to give Arcee what will become her quest was a nice touch. The way Arcee has to adapt to living in fear of others really rings true to the situation. Being locked up with angry, angry people and they perceive you to be of lower importance? Not a good combination. This is such an awesome IDW-Arcee origin story.
| Jason M. Lee chapter 3 . 6/9/2008
It's a strange juxtaposition and dichotomy, on gender. As much as the majority of the world is patriarchal, it does begs the sense IF (in a different reality) the world was matriarchal or plain flat-out balanced regardless of WHAT we are. Personally, I see gender among TFs as more of a WHO thing, how they could/would identify themselves (despite the whole debate of whether giant alien mechs are genderless/one gender).
Kinda like the TF fandom in a way, isn't it? Geared mostly to males in the real world, yet in the cyber realm females seem to have a more noticeable presence.
| tomorrow4eva chapter 2 . 6/8/2008
Oh, yeah. I love TF horror. And this has that creepy, creepy vibe going so very well. I loved this chapter. The innocent young mech, not realising that he is caught up in a mad scientist's lair... Finally, a good use for the Micromasters. Poor Flywheels. That's really nasty. I have a feeling it might be hard for Thunderwing and Jhiaxus to get Arcee to feel calm for their tests (without medical help). Fabulous chapter. I love the way you are building to a crescendo!
| RumbleStrip chapter 2 . 6/7/2008
I think what makes it even more difficult to except, (although I'm not too bothered, I was never a great fan of Arcee's) is that 'she' in the comic is technically a he. As in, 'she' wasn't created as a femme, but changed.
But the violent side was awesome, I agree.
I love your 'experiment' characters and the ideas of what Jhianxus did to them. Flywheel's is definatly distrubing.
Can't wait for an update!