Spider-Man is an adult.

"Spiderman: Homecoming" New York First Responders' ScreeningTom Holland plays the latest Spider-Man in Spider-Man Homecoming, and it’s great. Spider-Man is back and in high school, and that’s really cool. I keep hearing from old school fans that they love that, and I think I understand why, even though I’m indifferent about it. Let me put it like this: Spider-Man, for my millennial generation, is and always has been an adult who typically is in college and is sometimes married to Mary Jane Watson.

Spiderman-the-1995-animated-series-dvd-season-three-900d0Fox Kid’s Spider-Man, was a young college kid. Toby Maguire Spider-Man starts out in High School and he is hurried on to being an adult in college. I’ve never known a world where MJ was not Spider-Man’s girlfriend. I never saw Gwen Stacey as a possible romantic interest because her body was long since cold. Fox Kid’s Spider-Man is my Spider-Man, hands down. Even if you were into Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends (1981-1983) it was re-aired later in the 80’s and it still featured Peter Parker as a college student living in a dorm.

If you grew up in the 60’s, you knew a Peter Parker in High School… for about 28 or so issues. In fact, Peter Parker had not even met Gwen Stacey alongside Harry Osborn until issue 31, The Green Goblin issue 32, or even MJ until issue 42!

Usm100But yeah, back to High School. Sure.

We had The Ultimate Spider-Man comic that featured Peter in High School, and they made it clear that that kid was never going to leave High School from 2000 until 2011. Ultimate Spider-Man was amazing, and I love it to death, but it was in fact… you know, an alternate Spider-Man. Not Universe 616 Spider-Man.

Spider-Girl_Vol_1_73Talking about Alternate Spider-Men, we’ve had a few recently that focused on a teenage Peter Parker, such as the cartoons Spectacular Spider-Man as well as Ultimate Spider-Man which is… different from the other Ultimate one. Those were… all right I suppose, but I love it when we do not have to worry about a Peter Parker who has a curfew.

There was the comic Spider-Girl, and Tom Defalco had her stories in high school for her entire career and that worked more than the two previously mentioned ones. I only mention her now because I always try to bring her up.

1861474-black_cat_usmSpider-Man and his friends are allowed to be older than 18. Marvel often tries to prevent things from aging Peter Parker, such as him having kids or being married for too long. Eventually It’s going to feel really wrong if we have an under 18 year old black cat in a skin tight body suit… unless they do… what they did… in The Ultimate Universe.

Never mind. Keep Spider-man young and have him interact with the adult heroes. That might be funny, especially when he meets female heroes like Black Widow. People will be serving this ‘man’ drinks, women will throw themselves at him, etc… and only a few people will know the inside joke.

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Today’s waifu is… Harley Quinn? Again?

Melissa Rauch Harley

Sort of, but not really? Apparently this year there will be a direct to DVD movie called Batman and Harley Quinn. In it, they have cast Big Bang Theory actress Melissa Rauch as Harley!

I was first weird about Harley’s voice in the video for it, as the animation is mostly in the style of Batman The Animated Series’ WB run, and the voice actors are the ones used from that TV show as well, at least for Batman and Nightwing. While I am a huge Arleen Sorkin fan, part of me is happy that the role for this movie went to such a talented actress as Rauch. I’m also surprised that it did not go to any of the other voice actresses to voice her in the past such as Tara Strong or Jenny Slate.

You know what? This Waifu Wednesday is not HQ at all, but Bernadette from Big Bang Theory.

Adventurous Merman Time!

atmermaidsCome on grab some friends, cause Adventure Time Islands is/was a thing! It came out first to DVD, and it might be currently airing, but in this Adventure Time special, we get to see at least two instances of merfolk. The first one was on the title screen with Finnd Jake. Nothing really to talk about on this one, but hey… it’s something.

jmerThe second occurrence is when Jake transforms himself into a sail boat. He ends up going all out, and transforms his head main region into that of a traditional mermaid ornament you see on old boats from time to time. What are those things called? It’s like a hood ornament but for boats, ya know?

Anyways, I apologize for not updating in a while, but I’ve been having PC problems. Also, expect next week’s update for Mer-Monday to have to deal with a cartoon as well. Anyways, catch everyone later!

Tutorial Tuesday

I like art, and thus when I do look for tutorials, SURPRISE, they end up being something art-based. Here are a few ones that I found below!
ABrandonToThePast – How To Make Pokemon Perler Art!

Art ala Carte – How to draw a cartoon female head

Elise G. – How to draw adventure time style

LaurelRayeArt – Draw Yourself Adventure Time Style! Female

LaurelRayeArt – Draw Yourself Adventure Time Style! Male

That’s it for today’s tutorials. Maybe next time I will find some tutorials from, well.. god knows where (probably Youtube).

Later!

 

What to do on a pointless Sunday

mccollection.pngHalo Master Chief Collection – This game is buggy, and a few times it thought hat I lost internet or that my controller had lost signal, and I ended up having to try and restart the game. I said try because sometimes I had to restart the system even a few times until I gave up and unplugged the system from the wall. Their whole suspend mode is a great feature until it is not. That being said, playing Halo 1, 2, and 3 is great with new visuals for 1 and 2 going on alongside the original games at the same time, and hey… they give you Halo 4 for free despite you not really wanting to play it again… how… nice… of… them?

Here’s a cartoon to watch that I found randomly by youtuber Joanna Davidovich?

And… that’s all I’ve got to keep busy with today while Chick-fil-a is closed. I dunno… everyone could always go and drive aimlessly suggesting restaurants they could go, and end up settling for a fast food restaurant that is slightly farther than the establishment that’s closer to you. That’s… something… right?