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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Happy Bunny Girl day everyone!

inababunnyshinobuToday for people of the many Christian faith is Easter Sunday. On this day, Jesus Christ was apparently resurrected from the dead after dying 3 days prior due to crucifixion. Crucifixion was a terrible fate under the Roman empire for many people. There were two theifs that happened to also be crucified alongside Jesus btw. Their names were Dismas and Gestas, not that that really matters.

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Web comic artist Kittyhawk’s Easter contribution from her online sketchbook

Why doesn’t any of that matter? Because Easter is about rabbits hiding candy eggs for children to find, that’s why. Instead of continuing my ongoing struggle to obtain diabetes, I have instead decided to devote this day to going back to work after a week long vacation.

That… and Bunny Girls!

You see, Bunny Girls started out, to my knowledge, in the year 1960 when gentleman’s magazine Playboy created a club where their waitresses all dressed up in the now infamous playboy bunny outfit that was based on their mascot. Their mascot was a rabbit wearing a tuxedo.

50-years-playboy-bunny-5IF you are okay with some nudity, I highly recommend the book 50 years of the Playboy Bunny. It has photos of famous bunnies throughout the years, as well as some behind the scenes stuff as well. I would probably classify this as a ‘coffee table book,’ but since there are some topless photos, umm… you really shouldn’t?

BulmabunnyThis outfit has been pretty popular in anime. Bulma from the original Dragon Ball comes to mind, as well as Lum and most of the immediate cast from Urusei Yatsura in the OAV Inaba The Dream Maker.

ranma403Strangely, Ranma Saotome, from Ranma 1/2 also has gotten in on the action despite the fact that he is originally male.

Speaking of anime, there was an anime called Daicon in Japan. Daicon 3 had a little anime opening for it starring a school girl. Daicon 4 featured the same girl all grown up as a bad ass bunny girl. Below is the video from both.

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FLCL

The people that made these animations later went on to be Studio Gainax. Gainax later went on to make the animem FLCL, where they once again had a character become a bunny girl, this time flying on a guitar instead of a sword.

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Usagi from Sailor Moon

Now, bunny girls are great, but one of the problems you run into is the question: Are bunny girls sexist? Maybe? Women seem to love them though too… so maybe not?

Naoko Takeuchi would often draw her main character Usagi (Bunny) with rabbit ears, and to the left is a picture of her as a Playboy bunny girl… but that isn’t too sexual, right? I mean, it’s from… the… waist… up…

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“Fourteen year old girls” – Nostalgia Critic

Takeuchi dressed all of the inner senshi as playboy bunny girls. Awesome. Well… at least there isn’t anything more scandalous than…

f9f729a83a8dbbbd328cc0cb1993744cWell… at least she isn’t dressed up like an angel in underwear with… *sigh* Happy Easter Naoko Takeuchi. *gah*

To close this out early, because I certainly could keep going… for example:

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bunny robotSo year… to close it all out, like I’ve already said, Bunny girls are awesome.

HERE IS AN OLD VIDEO OF A BULMA UNBOXING.

Dragonzord in Beauty Mode!

In Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger, also refereed to as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, there was 5 male characters and only one female character, and she wore pink and a skirt. Now, the American version made the yellow ranger less of a Boi and more of a Trini, but the ratio was still far from even, 4:2.

In a recent video from BuzzFeed where they let people try on Power Ranger suits, they had a woman play The Green Ranger, and that was pretty cool.

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But maybe that is too tasteful? Without a skirt, how are they supposed to know that she is a FEMALE Green Ranger?

green_ranger_cosplay_01Cosplayer Sonni Aralynn solved this problem! Now, her take looks less baggy than the actual fit/fabric from the tv show.

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Tommy (MMPR)

Also, I don’t know if she has the white diamonds on her green… dress? Tunic? What do you call the top portion of The Pink Ranger’s outfit? It is two major pieces instead of one, right? Gah… I thought I knew what these costumes were when I watched them so long ago! Anyways, better fit, stretchier fabric? The costume looks very good… but maybe too tasteful and not rule 63 anime waifu kawaii desu, right?

Well, deviant artist Kaskachan has you covered on that front! Unfortunately… all of the other originals get involved as well. So… Jason is Sailor Mars? Nifty!

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But what about Tommy’s Dragonzord? Well… I was not able to find any fanart I had to go far down the rabbit hole but I did find something!

Goku-Senpai (NSFW gallery), also a deviant artist, did the following art work of not just Dragonzord, but her in battle mode as well!dragonzord_tans_by_goku_senpai-d7qejsx

I was terrified that I was going to have to be the one who commissioned this after my original inability to find her. The trick was searching for ‘female Dragonzord’ and not things like  rule 63.

AND WHY did I bring you these Mighty Gender Bent Rangers and their Zords? Because it’s Sunday, and everything around me is closed. Useless days sometimes end up with some pretty wild searches, huh?

Zelda’s darts

wc4flalaqi18f8j6caggI would like to talk more about Playboy Playmate and cosplayer Holly Wolf… because of course I would. In doing follow up research about it, I had found that she had actually commented in the original Kotaku article, and here it is in context.


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After asking anonymous cosplayers on 4chan yesterday, I think I might have been too hasty. While I did get the one reaction that she knew what she was doing as an adult woman, most people explained it like this.

Those are not her nipples at all. Those are darts that may not have been done very well. Darts are supposed to be clipped and ironed, and Holly Wolf most likely did not do that. The best answer, in full, from an anon is as follows:

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57701a3343083f26a9f4532d6af74fd1Okay… so now let’s go ahead and look up more information about darts. Okay. Bust darts. That checks out, and there really isn’t anything to add, other than the fact that it’s past 3 a.m. and I have to be at work in 6 hours. So yeah. How about I leave everyone with a picture of Princess Zelda and call it a night?

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Oh, and please do not think that I’m trying to talk major trash of this cosplayer or her outfit. It’s interesting what skipping a step can do is all. Also, she’s probably rich and very attractive and could destroy me… just like the real Princess Zelda.
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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!

 

Meme Shenanigans

Meme’s are a great way to express yourself, and recently… yeah, that’s what I did.

It all started with Lei, unfortunately, after Carrie Fisher died… may she rest in piece.
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And then things went politicalantitrumpsailormoonToo political. This feminism one got me on a list on twitter and I honestly have no idea if RYB/Women/women-feminismRBY on twitter is a bad list… but I’m going to assume that BenSRachinger/trump-tweets-5 is a bad one to be on.
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Yeah. Because I made this one with Chibi-Moon, it eventually lead to…
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Yeah… God Bless America.
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I thought meme making was supposed to make people feel better… but… yeah. I feel worse than ever, lol.