I’m going to Japan

Sunday was so worthless, I stayed inside most of it and worked on this video blog about how I’m going to Japan in August, and all about my trip in 2010.

Please note that this was done under my new YouTube channel: Kerfuffle 226 which has a twitter handle: https://twitter.com/226Kerfuffle although you can still use my NetSenshi one here: https://twitter.com/netsenshi

Special thanks to Frog 50 for doing such an awesome job helping me make some avatar stuff for my videos. I won his Patreon raffle, and he agreed to do that instead of the 1 second of animation, which was great! Here’s his latest animation!

 

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Do we want some more?

mlp g1 lickity-split animated ponyI’m weird, I like cartoons that are drawn well. Now, Adventure time, for example, pretty good show but it isn’t visually impressive, but it has it’s own style. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic uses Flash and while it does the job well enough, it isn’t as well drawn as the first incarnation of My Little Pony, so it was a challenge to get into it at first. I feel like this is important to mention, before I talk about the internet’s latest outrage: ThunderCats Roar.

*sigh* This might be fun? I spent most of my day thinking that it was going to look like Teen Titans Go!

TCATS_GroupShot_01.05.11_v3 whip patch_Pencil_line_CLEANAs fun as it could be though… why ThunderCats? Why now? Why Television? Why again?  People were either wanting the 2011 re-boot to be revived like DC comic’s Young Justice is about to be, or they wanted a movie perhaps, but this?

Reboot’s can be great! Alvin & The Chipmunk’s of my youth was a reboot, Sailor Moon Crystal is a great reboot, The Real Adventure’s of Johnny Quest? Reboots can be better than the original show!

Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, and ironically ReBoot. Shows have been rebooted and re-imagined a lot lately. I’m growing tired of it, and you know what? I’m just not feeling it right now? Not with that art style that is just inferior to the original intent of an action show.

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Surprisingly though? I am sort of feeling a She-Ra: Princess of Power reboot. I’m not trying to channel today’s liberalism, #metoo movement, feminism, throwback to how awesome Buffy The Vampire Slayer is, or anything like that. Legitimately, She-Ra has never been rebooted, and just from this promotional image, it looks like a cool cartoon.

That’s seriously the most important part of a cartoon is look like something I want to watch. It is… after all… a visual medium, ya know? And here’s the amazing thing! She-Ra, is being done on NETFLIX, and is being made by DreamWorks who was behind The Voltron reboot that is surprisingly really great!

she-ra pencil earlyThis image was leaked a while back, supposedly from this show, and it looks kind of awesome? I’m imagining something that looks like The Legend of Korra mixed with Sparkling Generation Valkyrie Yuuki… which is a web comic that you probably aren’t aware of?

What’s crazy is that… okay… so She-Ra was a spin-off of He-Man, in order to sell dolls to girls, right? I think she was on a different planet than him, but she was his twin sister. He-Man?

Failed reboot due to bad toy sales from bad toys. Same thing for ThunderCats 2011, and even Young Justice originally. Dreamwork’s Netflix’s Voltron? Successful show and toy sales. If they do the same for She-Ra? Awesome. I feel like animated shows can really thrive on Netflix but maybe not anymore on Cartoon Network… which is weird and sad at the same time.

With Adventure Time being over and Steven Universe maybe coming to an end, I feel like ThunderCats Roar will fill into those spots? It might work, but I honestly feel like She-Ra’s going to do better.

Meanwhile… SCREW ReBOOT’s reboot!  and those are my three cents on this whole matter. Sorry if I’m a little extra on this subject. Inflation.

I heard my Waifu again?

Nidell_and_Fenna(1)I was watching Deep Space Nine last night, as I am in a first time full watch through of the series, and I heard a familiar voice, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, AKA Elisa Maza from Gargoyles… and like, she’s on Eureka and other shows I guess.

On Deep Space Nine, she played the characters Fenna and Nidell.. and I wont ruin the episode, but here is a quote from  Mark Gehred-O’Connell, the writer of the episode, “I couldn’t have imagined anyone better to play the woman of Sisko‘s dreams

Disney-Gargoyles-The-Mirror-demona-and-elisa-fightI really love Elisa Maza from Gargoyles…. I feel like I haven’t expressed that enough. I especially like her as a Gargoyle… which is weird because it only happens once, unlike Demona who becomes a human a few times in the show.

Disney-Gargoyles-High-Noon-human-demona-and-elisaYou just have to love the women of Star Trek, I guess, as Demona is voiced by Marina Sirtis, AKA Deanna Troi of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

*sigh* With Hudson’s Funko Pop coming out in a few months, maybe we will get Elisa as well? I don’t know guys… I just really miss waifu… err… Gargoyles. At least I get to go on with my life knowing that it’s run is so much longer than Firefly’s?

 

 

MerMonday was late?

I really thought that I could finish coloring this piece before midnight after I got home at 10pm. I ended up finishing around 12:20 or so, which while not bad… is still post deadline… thus not inside of Mer-Monday.

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So I got some burritos from Taco Bell on taco Tuesday so I could ruin that sacred day as well.

Should I cross Mermaid Flounder with any other show/Disney… thing? Who knows what’s next, right?

Teen Titans GO Movie

*Sigh*

*sigh*

Did X-Men The Animated Series get a movie? Gargoyles? BATMAN?! Okay… maybe that last one… several times of different levels of quality… let me backtrack…

Apparently Cartoon Network has chosen now to release a movie for their super popular show Teen Titans Go, which makes sense because it is has been dominating their schedule lately while main stays like Steven Universe, Adventure time, etc… are barely ever shown. So yay Teen Titans movie?

I’d be excited if it was for literally any other show almost. Ed Edd & Eddy reunion movie? SURE! World of Gumball? Haven’t seen much of it, but why not? Power Puff Girls? No…. you had one already too… when you were a good property.

I just wish that The Original Teen Titans show would come back as a movie, ya know? I mean, they have the voice actors… obviously… and DC loves making direct to DVD movies… but sure. Teen Titans Go… Theatrical Movie. Maybe it’s satirical and will be the next Lego Batman movie?

Fuck 2018.

Proper Endings in Animation

manspider-sixarmsuniverseI was watching a review for the Disney show Gravity Falls, and it mentioned something great about it… that it does have a proper ending. I think that that’s one of the things that have lacked from a lot of cartoons my entire life.

One of my favorite cartoons, 90’s Spider-Man, ended with the main character in a portal going on a quest to save Mary Jane… but the show ended before that happened. Sure… supposedly Spider-Man Unlimited is supposed to be the same Spider-Man… but it isn’t.

Graduation_dayX-Men The Animated Series was allowed to end with, sort of, a proper ending. It had a different animation style, a short season, and ends with a cliffhanger of sorts… Xavier goes to space so the Shiar can heal him, and Magneto is left with The X-Men after Morph finally re-joins the team! Sort of a happy ending, right? That’s… something.

Batman The Animated Series morphed into so many different shows ending with Justice League Unlimited. I guess it ended with Batman Beyond though, in more ways than one though.

mylittleponyposterMy Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, rumored to end in a couple of years, maybe gets to end. Hopefully. It remains to be seen, but if DHX ends the show and reboots the brand without making people have to question, “is this the same show, but looks different like Beast Wars turning into Beast Machines?”

Seriously… that show sucked. Or Spider-Man Unlimited… which was, once again, a show that made me scratch my head and say ‘This is not what I wanted.’

RanmaMem1Gargoyles? Well… it has a 13 episode first season, 52 episode second season, and a 13 episode spin off that no one acknowledges including the creator. They tried to bring it back as a comic? But that didn’t end well either.

Reboot? Ended on a cliffhanger because they were being canceled.

Ranma 1/2? It had… a decent ending, but Ranma is as he started out… cursed, and still not married.

Please… if Friendship is Magic has to end, please just let it actually end.