YMMV / Black Crayons

  • Author's Saving Throw: A couple for A Child's Innocence:
  • Better Than Canon: Reviewers of A Child's Innocence (a rewrite of Transformers: Dark of the Moon) have commented that the story is much better than the movie the fanfic was based on.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: A Child's Innocence has quite the number of these:
    • The Autobots fighting the Decepticons in Chicago. Each of the named Autobots gets a time to shine. A few moments include:
    • Mikaela's Car Fu on a Decepticon. To elaborate: She hotwires a police car, backs it into a Decepticon, and then drives it up a piece of debris used as a ramp, getting out at the last moment, the car is then launched into the air and then lands on another Decepticon.
    • Annabelle driving a piece of rebar into Sentinel Prime's leg. Repeat: A SIX-YEAR OLD GIRL drives a piece of rebar INTO SENTINEL PRIME'S LEG. The kid's got guts.
    • The Mle Trois between Megatron, Optimus Prime, and Sentinel Prime.
    • The examples described in the Shut Up, Hannibal! section on the main page.
  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: In Summer Vacation, Sam gets nervous about the thought of marriage. In A Child's Innocence, he proposes to Mikaela.
  • Moe: Annabelle.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • The deaths of Jolt and Flareup. The latter's death especially given how Arcee and Chromia react to it.
    • Annabelle's reaction to the Autobots seemingly dying when the Xanthium explodes. And her trying to call them on her phone, pleading for someone to respond makes it even worse.
      • It gets even worse when the Autobots are actually alive and were listening to Annabelle trying to call them, but couldn't out of concern of being discovered by the Decepticons.