I changed my dA avatar and profile pic today, so I'm no longer a Decepticon Elite Guard or Megs' clone Verity. My new icon is a "miniature matrix" from IDW's Transformers issues. Though I still like Decepticons better than Autobots, but I read some more recently issues of TF comics after the BotCon 2014 and somehow I found faith in Primus or someone/something like him who loves all Transformers and their fans over the all TF continuities.
Even you're a disposal class robot or a lowest-paid worker. Even you're out of shanix for better alt-mode body or our of money for exclusive TF toys. Even you're not talented in shooting blaster or drawing fan-arts. Even you're not a longtime fan who has hundreds of TF toys, or constructed in cold yesterday. Even you attended BotCon with the golden ticket and stayed in Sheraton every nights, or with the general admission ticket and leave empty-handed but happy memoirs of the time spent with other fans. You know Transformers are not just a machine; not just a business content of the Hasbro and any other commercial groups of people. They're 'living' in their universe and in many fans.
I know the Transformer is a fiction story, and its toys are marketed as merchandise. But I believe my passion for TF is the real and it can be shared with other fans who passionate about the same franchise. 'To collect the toys' is one of way to be a TF fan, but not all fans are advantaged. 'To make fan fictions/arts' is another way to be a TF fan, but not all fans are talented. Then how we can share our passion about TF with other fans who might not have enough money to get the toys or character-goods? Books or DVDs? The fans who don't have TV to watch hub's shows or high-speed internet on their house? The fans who live in other nations and speak other languages?
For me, at least anyone who has true passion about the TF has right to be a TF fan, and there is no boundary line neither 'good fan' or 'bad fan'. Just like all transformers has a spark under the name of Primus, I believe all TF fans are connected in our passion and we can share something even without physical objects or their status. The fans are able to use wisdom to make better fandam and franchise for the future, and this was the story of how come my new icon and why it's flashing