Amazing Spiderman viewing reactions
I still like the older 3D Sonic games, but holy crap, do people really think they’re masterpieces now? Is it because they’re young and they were their first games? Do they just not know of anything of higher quality? That probably comes across really condescending but I’m honestly stumped when I here stuff like that.
|—||Someone talking about the Sonic Adventure games and confusing the hell out of me|
I watched the first three episodes of Kill La Kill and I don’t really know what to think.
To be blunt, the first two episodes creeped me right the hell out. I was really disappointed that Ryuko was introduced with a “badass” personality, only to be undercut by initially being embarrassed by how skimpy Senketsu is (not even getting into how “rapey” its introduction came off). Then the third episode attempts to reconcile these feelings that Ryuko has, I think. Basically she feels embarrassed at her skimpy outfit because people think she likes the attention; that she’s an exhibitionist. Not necessarily that she feels objectified/skeeved out by people seeing her. Once she stops caring what people think, she grows stronger. I think that was the intended resolution. There’s also jokey characters that I’m confused about because of the context of how they’re presented. Mako’s dad and the teacher who keeps taking his clothes off would be “harmless fun” if they weren’t introduced on the heels of Ryuko’s red-faced assault by a sailor uniform. Also the teacher took her clothes off while she was unconscious. So there’s that.
I admit there is probably some discrepancy with US and Japanese culture going on I that I just can’t properly comment on because all I know is what’s native to me and how I feel firsthand. I know the “lecherous perv” trope is older than time in manga/anime, but it just feels pushed a bit too far without any clear clarification of what the intention is. I feel like there’s a line somewhere where it stops being a cultural thing and starts being shitty fan service stuff. It’s not as if the modern anime industry isn’t rife with it.
Bottom line? I don’t know. The third episode helped a bit with my initial grossed-out-ed-ness and the show has a lot going for it. Neat character designs with charming personalities, incredibly fluid and action-packed animation, decent hotblooded soundtrack, but as the last few paragraphs detail, I have a lot of caveats with it that I can’t ignore. I tried to go in with the idea that “it’s crazy, over the top, and not supposed to be serious in any way” and I still couldn’t help but feel it was gross in some respects.
I understand why people really like it, but it’s not as good as I wanted it to be. I definitely don’t think it’s “empowering” in the slightest (even in a “Bayonetta” sort of way), which is what I saw being asserted when I first heard of the show in one of those comic sans powerpoint essays on tumblr. I don’t think it’s as bad as some of it’s detractors have pointed out, but I completely understand why people are uncomfortable with it.
I may watch the rest of it in the future, but right now I’m in no hurry. I’d say I’d wait to see if it’s dubbed, but it appears to be an ANIPLEX property and they’ll either never dub it or charge $500 for a box set.
Of all the Mr. Cakes I’ve drawn this is my favorite,
i’ll protect u
He might not be a messiah,
but he’s definitely cooler than one.
out of all the people who work in TV animation,Alex Hirsch seems to have the most fun.
Penny - Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Lust, Envy, Wrath
The other pets don’t have flaws
I’ve always thought odysseyeurobeat's vocals were sexy.
I’ve come to terms with that.
In collaboration with MiloScat, Supper Mario Broth presents a translation of the German Club Nintendo Yoshi’s Story comic. More info, downloads, and a Yoshi’s Island comic translation can be found here.
The opening on the latest episode of hannibal was, for me, the most stomach turning thing I’ve ever seen on film. and it was TV-14. I do not comprehend.
If you consider asking people to think about how their words might impact others to be that of a “righteous crusader,” I look forward to you growing up.