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draqua:

Double Layer episode 2 is live!

In this outing, we take a look at the HUB’s criminally under appreciated action/adventure cartoon Kaijudo (it’s got robots AND dragons in it, what more do you want?), and discuss the implications of underselling children’s media/genre fiction

(And for those interested, I also sneak in some love for GLTAS, Tron Uprising, and Pacific Rim. Gotta be me)

andrewrrobinson You’re gonna make me cry, man…

Filed under kaijudo andrew r robinson this is it... this is why I do what I do

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animationart:

Discotek Media announced the upcoming release of the complete series of Cybersix along with several other shows via their Facebook Page.
Cybersix Complete Series: August 26th, 2014
Lupin the 3rd: Complete First Series: May 27th, 2014
Fatal Fury Movie and OVA Series: August 26th, 2014
Megaman Complete TV Series: September 30th, 2014
Cardcaptor Sakura 1st Movie: September 30th, 2014
Sherlock Hound Complete Series: September 30th, 2014
Hols, Prince of the Sun (Little Norse Prince): December, 2014

animationart:

Discotek Media announced the upcoming release of the complete series of Cybersix along with several other shows via their Facebook Page.

  • Cybersix Complete Series: August 26th, 2014
  • Lupin the 3rd: Complete First Series: May 27th, 2014
  • Fatal Fury Movie and OVA Series: August 26th, 2014
  • Megaman Complete TV Series: September 30th, 2014
  • Cardcaptor Sakura 1st Movie: September 30th, 2014
  • Sherlock Hound Complete Series: September 30th, 2014
  • Hols, Prince of the Sun (Little Norse Prince): December, 2014

Filed under cybersix Discotek Media get hype

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90 year-old Nana takes a bad spill outside her care home, lies on the pavement in the blazing heat for 30 minutes for the ambulance to arrive.

Still has enough juice to ask the male paramedics if she can squeeze their muscles…

Filed under personal stuff life goals grandma

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Being a Pacific Rim fan will forever ruin charming 90’s chick flicks and rom-coms

It’s like… yes, I see that you drove madly across London and broke into a press conference to confess your love for this woman, but did you help co-pilot a 250+ ft robot, drop through a portal to a dimension full of horrifying alien big creatures together to halt the invasion, culminating in a tearful reunion after one of you nearly ends up as collateral damage from the ensuing blast? No? Well shucks, I’m just not as invested…

Filed under pacific rim

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antoinetriplett:

so in iron man 2

a little boy in an iron man helmet tries to shoot one of the rampaging suits with his lil toy flight stabilizers

in spider-man 2

a little boy puts on his spiderman suit and stands up against the rhino

that’s great for all the little boys in the theater, but you know what I want?

i want a little girl to help the heroes

i want a six-year old redhead to kick nat’s gun to her

i want a twelve-year old with braces and a lisp to shake cap back to consciousness

i want a nine-year old latina girl to take clint by the hand and walk him down unfamiliar streets back to the main fight

i want a sixteen-year old black girl to kick an enemy in the back of the knees to save sam wilson

because girls are sitting in that audience too

and they deserve to see that

This… sorta happened in Raimi’s Spider-Man 2. I say sorta because technically Peter Parker rescues a young Chinese girl from a burning apartment, and she pulls him up to safety when he nearly falls through the floor. The implications of a a girl civilian helping a superhero while he or she is also in civilian mode aren’t quite as deep. But it’s still something.

Filed under Also: perhaps it's wrong to imply Peter Parker is not a hero all by himself spider-man antoinetriplett either way this post brings up an important point why I liked that bit in Capt America 2 where we see that Peggy inspires girls and women

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onwardforalways asked: Soooo... because the Marvel meme has TONS of good ones, I'll be periodically dropping by to drop another name. But for now? Spider-man.

urbanayellow:

Spider-Man: How have you dealt with some of the tragedies in your life?

(That’s cool, man. c: I think I may answer this one ooc because, well, let’s be honest… Bumblebee doesn’t know HOW to deal with the tragedies in his life.

When Raf was injured from Megatron’s blast, when Bumblebee lost his T Cog to MECH, his voice especially — He doesn’t deal with it. Bumblebee doesn’t try to find alternatives/solutions to his problems, he whines and pouts and grumps about the base until he gets his way somehow.

And the way the show played out?

He never had to learn HOW to cope, EVER. Raf got hurt? Raf got better. He lost his T Cog? He got it back. He lost his voice? He got it back too.

It’s actually disappointing in a way. Because Arcee, Wheeljack, Ratchet.. A lot of the characters went through tons of character growth and yet Bumblebee never really has to learn to get over his issues, because he’s kinda hand fed his solutions (which end up being the exact thing he wants through forms of miracles in some cases) so he never has to cope.

As a Mun I intend to change some of the canon Transformers Prime for the universe I share with my friends to change this.

But I’ll just be clear now — (To ANYONE reading this) — I do NOT hate Transformers Prime. There are some things that I think could be improved on, but most people feel that way about most things. So please, no hate! I’m honestly just trying to be constructive as I’ve had a lot of time to sit and think on Bumblebee’s character.

And thank you again, Onward, for giving me a chance to write up things I haven’t had much of a chance to. c:)

It’s an interesting situation… A lot of the “big character set pieces” put in place for Bumblebee generally end up being about Ratchet.

  • Raf gets injured? Ratchet comes up with the solution to save the kid’s life
  • Bumblebee loses his T-Cog? Ratchet’s both willing to sacrifice his own and then can fix BB’s after its been shot at
  • Bumblebee’s got no voice and gets fatally wounded by Megatron? Bumblebee falls into a magical pit of glop the Ratchet spent the last episode making which fixes the voice thing, heals the wound, and basically gives BB the advantage necessary to kill Megatron

Bumblebee’s character often ends up being used to prop up Ratchet on a basic writing level. And on a character level, every hardship BB runs into is either directly or indirectly solved by Ratchet. (Even in Predacon Rising, Bumblebee has to call Ratchet in to deal with the Ultra Magnus situation).

Like I said, I find it interesting for a children’s television cartoon to use a character so iconic to the franchise and one supposedly close to the target demographic as window dressing to an elderly character. And it also sets up some groundwork for the RiD sequel series. Because now Bumblebee’s in a position of authority and maaaaaayyyybbbeeee won’t be able to yell out: “Please Ratchet, will you fix it for me?”

Filed under transformers prime character analysis ratchet tfp bumblebee urbanayellow

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So, it turns out we don’t have to worry about the Rescue Bots’ reaction to Optimus’ death.

What we DO have to worry about is Blades’ reaction to seeing what great friends Smokescreen and Bumblebee are…

Filed under rescue bots transformers maccadam

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On the subject of spotted owls, here’s a novel recommendation for you

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There’s an Owl in the Shower is a 1995 YA novel by writer and naturalist Jean Craighead George (Julie of the Wolves, My Side of the Mountain). It follows Leon, a father who’s livelihood as a lumberjack has been threatened due to conservationists halting tree cutting in the area after spotted owl sightings. When his son brings home an orphaned chick, Leon (thinking it to be a barred owl) decides to raise it and make a publicity stunt of the affair, demonstrating that he’s a “pro-every-owl-except-spotted” kind of guy. The newly christened Bardy spends his days happily taking showers, watching late-night TV, and paling it up with Leon… until his true spots start to show…

Like most of JCG’s books, it’s very sweet, well written, tackles the complex issue of human economic stability with the preservation of nature, and is stuffed to the brim with animal knowledge. Plus, it has an owl in it.

Filed under Jean Craighead George there's an owl in the shower book recommendations spotted owl owl owls

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biorobo:

draqua:

Neighbors seem to think we have a pair of nesting Spotted Owls on the block. If so, this could be kind of a big deal…

In the neighborhood my parents live in, there are tons of burrowing owls in the empty lots. They aren’t critically endangered, but still protected in florida from “harassment”, so their little holes are instantly surrounded by caution tape, and some of the neighbors will construct perches and covers for the holes to keep rain out (actually I was just looking it up to see their protection status, and the fish and wildlife site says they support people making these things for them). They’re really cute to see, but if you bike or drive past their lots they screech at you. 

Aw, that’s still sweet though (づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ

Filed under biorobo owls I love owls in the words of James Rolfe: Owls are cool