Time to come out of this user-generated closet and admit that yeah, I've dabbled in the world of wikis. All strictly professional, of course. Uh huh. Pure research. Yeah, that's it. Not that I enjoy being a fact-obsessed minutia-absorbing fanboy or anything.... of course not.
No, it's not Wookieepedia, since there's a variety of reasons I can't go into that playground as someone on the official side of things. I try to avoid it, though from what I've seen it's pretty darn impressive. In Memory Alpha
, the Star Trek
wiki, I get to delve deeper, but the one I dig the most is Teletraan-1
, the Transformers wiki.
There are plenty of reasons as a TransFan to dig it, but what I particularly like is its absolute disregard to neutral voice. It never pretends to be anything officials and in fact, gets a bit bawdy in some of its language - especially its often-hilarious captions
. The site's actually quite funny to read, particularly entries such as
(funny only to TMBG fans)
Flykick (awesome captions)
I think the fans behind Teletraan recognize just how irreconcilable most Transformers continuity is, and try not to sweat inconsistencies or incongruities and just roll with it. That, I can appreciate. It's got the perfect mix of retentive detail and irreverence.
So, I'm Infinata in that community, and my beat is a lot of G1 material. Say hi if we ever run into each other.