Saturday Morning Cartoons

10-17-2017_2-32-33_PMI haven’t really been watching anything lately, as I’ve been playing a lot of South Park: Fractured But Whole. This follow up to South Park: The Stick of Truth is pretty interesting, and I love what it says about gender, race, etc. but dislike the minor bugs/glitches in this game. Also, I’ve had to do things… terrible things that I was not okay with… which, you know… that’s South Park!

10-21-2017_1-22-05_AMI hope Ubisoft takes this engine, which is a pretty good tactics based RPG, and makes more games possibly outside of Matt and Trey’s South Park Cartoon… say… My Little Pony maybe? Something that isn’t so surprisingly sad and depressing as this game…Oh, also there is a my little pony reference or two in this game, so come on…

10-21-2017_1-47-03_AMI know they are purposely trying to make me feel sad about my character, ‘The New Kid,’ but darn it… it is working. Also, I feel bad for some character in this town, especially Kenny’s sister. She has a fake window with a bright and happy sun outside. Kenny is a good older brother to her, and I feel he helps shelter her from their sad reality.

Expect a full review of South Park: The Fractured But Whole at a later date.

 

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World Destroyer

This group is trying to raise an additional $300,000 to complete their animated film, World Destroyer. If you feel like contributing to their animated film, which looks cool, they are crowdfunding through indiegogo here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/world-destroyer-a-2d-animated-feature-film-animation#/
Note that the $35 tier gets you a Digital Copy + Screen Credit while the $50 tier gets you that plus a hard copy of the film.

Gargoyle Elisa Maza commission

elisa_gargoyle_by_cluedog-dbqrckhElisa Maza from Gargoyles was an amazing character. She was voiced by Salli Richardson who would later star in the show Eureka. Anyways, Elisa was a human detective on the show, and the liaison of the Gargoyles group to the 20th century as well as humans in general. Without her, humans are just monsters that manipulate you like David Xanatos, and it would be very easy to have them turn against humanity without her inclusion.

The character had such an impact on me, that one of my commissions from ClueDog, also known as Smooch among certain groups, was Gargoyle Elisa Maza, which can be seen to the left.

Elisa_GargoyleElisa Maza DID become a Gargoyle in one episode, thanks to the trickster Puck, in the season 2 episode ‘The Mirror.’ Massive spoiler there, but thought it was required for context.

The episode is important due to it cementing the idea that Goliath and Elisa are attracted to each other, but they also should not be, since they are such different creatures.

ClueDog did a great job, and I enjoy the piece. Maybe next time I will commission a piece featuring human Demona, which yeah… it is so weird that I find the human more attractive as a gargoyle, and the gargoyle more attractive as a human… but I do.

My little Hakusho

yuyuToday we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Yu Yu Hakusho! On October 10, 1992December 17, 1994 they made an anime adaptation of the manga of the manga that ran from December 3, 1990 – July 25, 1994.

For almost 27 years, the world has had the adventures of Yusuke Urameshi and his friends in one form or another, and that’s pretty darn awesome.

MLPList01Also today is the 7th anniversary of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The series premiered on October 10, 2010, on The Hub, and it is currently in theaters. It is the 4th generation of My little Pony, going back to it’s first cartoon that took place in 1986, and before that it was a toy line called My Pretty Pony going back to 1981.

Please note that this My Pretty Pony has nothing to do with the Stephen King short story by the same name in 1989. I mean, how awesome would that be if it was though?

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.

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.