Very humorous, but I noticed something. You don't have Screamer completely transformed. Each arm has a slide at the elbow joint to lengthen the arm. With the way you have it his arms look kind of tiny compared to what I'm used to seeing on mine. To extend them, just hold the arms out straight from the shoulder and give a strong pull.
Don't know if you actually knew this or not or if it's personal preference to leave them short, but I think it would look better if you had him fully transformed.
The "Ugh, no hugs though!" panel is the best. I am amazed by the the varied positions and emotions you are able to express with simple plastic posable toys. You are quite talented. (P. S. ...and don't let them know that I called them simple plastic posable toys!)
Actually, I sat all three Corgis down, one at a time, in front of Starscream. I took about four or five shots apiece, then picked the winners. It only took me about two minutes, tops. I just basically see what my dogs will do, and then write the story to fit. I didn't know that Charlie would up and walk away from Screamer mid-shoot, but it ended up being the right shot. I love working with the dogs, actually, because you never know what you're going to get.
And thanks. I know I'm biased, but Charlie is pretty cute.
Any animal can be taught to co-exist with another, in my firm opinion. I've seen Cesar Milan teach a pit bull to live peacefully with a bunny. My dogs will do anything I ask them to do, so I know they'd be fine with a parrot. Lily does have a kill record with the rabbits in the yard (I think she's up to about 15-20 now), but she loves cats. So yeah, I think my Corgis would do fine with a bird.
The other thing they have going for them is that they're herders, so they're wired to protect the family. I think if it was communicated to them that the parrot was part of the family, they would get that very quickly. Corgis are very, very smart.
I know, I love the dynamic between these two. I think Megatron likes Starscream's tenacity, not to mention the fact that every once in a while, Starscream gets the jump on old Megs. We all need friends on our level, and there aren't many people on Megatron's level. Starscream and Optimus = Megatron's two best friends.
*agrees* Oh, those dysfunctional Decepticons! Sometimes they hurt my little heart with how fragged up they can get. But then there are comics like this: An for my . This really did make me feel better. I'd been genuinely sad for Starscream. (Sometimes I start to identify a little too strongly with these guys...?) Silly, loveable Megs and his bottomless snark. Imma fave this because it just fills some kind of hole in me.