Mon Sep 12 2005 21:36 PST: Sumana was in the comic book store and I was browsing and being bored. I noticed a Transformers graphic novel so I flipped through it, and I saw a truly pathetic sight. A Transformer was sitting in a chair in front of a (Transformer-designed) computer terminal, using it the way a human would use it. He was having trouble because the monitor was busted or something. Just sad. Use a null modem, man! It really disrupts my suspension of disbelief when a putatively alien character acts just like a human, because their alienness is just window dressing and wasn't well thought-out.