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Anonymous asked: What do you think of adult oriented western animation and how it compares to animation aimed at children?

The issue I have with western animation aimed at adults is that it’s fallen into the raunchy comedy ghetto which only serves to limit the medium and shows a disservice to the target audience*. As opposed to children’s animation which is unfortunately limited in content, but tackles a wider variety of genres.

Unless we’re talking about The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, because The Haunted World of El Superbeasto was awesome.

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Anonymous asked: Speaking of questionable comic with animated adaptions (when you talked about Cybersix). Thoughts on Big Hero 6 film pre-release info so far? The comic it is based on is.... not so good.

Everything that has been released thus far for the upcoming Big Hero 6 animated film has made me really excited and hopeful for the film. Everything I’ve heard about in passing or casually researched on the Big Hero 6 comics makes me roll my eyes

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thejokesterearth3alive asked: Airachnid is an "interesting" case. I view her as a bit more torn about what do to do with Arcee then simply wanting to kill her full stop. As dangerous as it probably is I like to get into Airachnid's head and I see her feelings on Arcee like this: "I want to kill her but if I do I cannot torture and humiliate her any more, decisions decisions". The fact she gets some kind of thrill by being HURT by Arcee makes me question the depth of her feelings toward Arcee. What do you think?

Eh… Personally, I don’t think Airachnid’s feelings on Arcee get that complicated, but I’m only one person with one interpretation.

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So, on the Cybersix DVD, two of the episodes have “Linear Notes” commentary tracks by Brady Hartel who did not work on Cybersix but does work for Discotek Media and was heavily involved with getting the set produced. The notes are basically him sharing extensive research he’s done into the history of the source comics, how the show came to be, and why it only ran for 13 episodes.

But what you really need to know is that in the final arc of the original comics, Von Reichter’s big plot is to clone Jesus to conquer the world and get rich off making/selling official Jesus merchandise.

Filed under cybersix Discotek Media I dunno man the original comics are pretty odd man... ...and not in a good way... like supremely objectionable content...

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thejokesterearth3alive asked: First time asker here with this to ask: Airachnid and Arcee's "relationship", I can view it one or both of these ways. First she is obbssed with Arcee in a serial killer "one who got away" type manner. Second she had some sort of "attraction" to Arcee. Not in any healthy or redeemable way mind you, more in a "I want to capture this person and keep them as my personal slave forever and ever" way. What do you think?

Hey there, always cool to meet someone new.

I think Airachnid wanted to kill Arcee as an endgame, but yes it was a personal obsession. Airachnid’s strong desires for violence and revenge were certainly not limited to Arcee; stalking, lying, physical torture, and murder simply seem to be how Airachnid interacts with others as a general rule (which helps emphasize the theme of Decepticons being stagnate and isolated). Though Airachnid seemed to enjoy tormenting Arcee on a personal emotional/psychological level which she does not descend to when interacting with say… Breakdown, Starscream, Soundwave, etc. Which would perhaps indicate that she places Arcee on a different, “special” level as compared to the others.

So yes, there’s something going on between two, but as you say: certainly nothing healthy.

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Contrast: A game of light and shadow

A mystery centred around cabaret, live jazz, fairgrounds, acrobatics, and illusions. You will play Dawn, an enigmatic young lady tasked with helping Didi as she explores the world of Contrast. You will need to use Dawn’s tricks of light and shadow - you will be able to become your shadow, at will, whenever your shadow appears on a wall! - to move the story along. 

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I recently played Contrast, by Compulsion Games on Steam.

Really great concept and an intelligent blending of story with game-play mechanics. Not to mention good use of a female protagonist/other major female characters in the plot.

But my god did this game need to be bug tested…

Filed under contrast compulsion games the collision and object detection system in this game (regardless of platform) is basically bricked so much so that you'll end up fighting against the game in order to complete puzzles or make jumps this is UNACCEPTABLE in most games but Contrast is so good in all other aspects... what happened to it's development to cock up the bug testing I wonder? videogames

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Beast Machines DVD Commentaries and Bonus Features

It’s time for another exciting addition of Transformers Commentary notes! In this thrilling installment, I share notes taken from Shout!Factory’s release of Beast Machines

(It’s basically just all the Kid Rhino features but whatever man)

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urbanefox asked: Give your Love of Downtown (Right there with you) and reference of Motorcity, will you be be doing anything on the Middle Child that is Megas XLR?

Potentially. While I certainly like Megas XLR, I don’t love it the same way I do Downtown, nor is the same visual feast Motorcity is. I just dunno if I’d have a lot to talk about.

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vantwinblade asked: You should do an episode on cyber6.

I might… I mean, each of these shows could have whole episodes dedicated to them. There’s lots of content to pick apart. For now though, I feel like I’ve got a good line-up of topics for future vids. But you never know…

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wcreaf:

draqua:

In this episode of Double Layer, we delve into some underappreciated animation gems that never really got their due in pop-culture memory and discuss what made them cool.

Up for discussion are GI Joe Renegades, MTV’s Downtown, Braceface, Godzilla the Animated Series, Shadow Raiders, Cybersix, and Rock and Rule!

Never heard of Downtown before, might have to look into it. There’s some good cartoons here, I still need to finish watching Cybersix. My main problem with it was the lacklustre villains and their ‘evil schemes’ that seem to come from an 80s cartoon. “I’ll get this giant drill, tunnel under the bank and steal all the money to fun my generic evil schemes!” Other than that it was a cool show. 

MTV’s Downtown is fantastic both in terms of character writing and animation! I strongly recommend giving it a look.

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ringsnotcoins:

wcreaf:

draqua:

In this episode of Double Layer, we delve into some underappreciated animation gems that never really got their due in pop-culture memory and discuss what made them cool.

Up for discussion are GI Joe Renegades, MTV’s Downtown, Braceface, Godzilla the Animated Series, Shadow Raiders, Cybersix, and Rock and Rule!

Never heard of Downtown before, might have to look into it. There’s some good cartoons here, I still need to finish watching Cybersix. My main problem with it was the lacklustre villains and their ‘evil schemes’ that seem to come from an 80s cartoon. “I’ll get this giant drill, tunnel under the bank and steal all the money to fun my generic evil schemes!” Other than that it was a cool show. 

For Cybersix, I’d say almost half of the series was mediocre in terms of scripting. It carries itself more on the absurdly high quality animation and thematic overtones which play out in a way that’s really surprising and sophisticated, especially given just how bad a few of those episodes get. The final two episodes in particular are pretty outstanding. 

The original comic (specifically the earliest chapters) also fills a lot of the gaps in the story. However, even that version gets ridiculous very quickly, and in entirely different ways. Definitely worth investigating though.

Yeah, to me, Cybersix was more about the concept and presentation of an overall world rather the specifics of the villain’s motives. The comic provides some big context in that they’re explicitly ex-Nazis… but yeah then things start to go off the rails. As you say, individual episodes of Cybersix could be rather stock and repetitive, but (again) I think the appeal was in the very non-stock heroine and her very interesting civilian disguise/how that related to the other characters.

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