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firstenchanters:

pacificrimthemovie:

Comic-Con attendees who always wanted to know how it feels to pilot a Jaeger from the Guillermo del Toro film Pacific Rim will finally get their chance. Legendary Entertainment is hosting the Pacific Rim Jaeger Pilot Oculus Rift Experience at its booth, #3920. Here’s a description of what sounds to be one of the most popular events on the exhibit floor:
We have worked closely with the leading pioneers of virtual reality, Oculus VR, to deliver a new benchmark in Oculus Rift experiences.
Fans will experience what it feels like to pilot a 250-story robot as they step into a fully-realized Jaeger Combat Simulator. Strapping on the Oculus Rift headset, fans will ‘Drift with the Rift’ and experience the beloved universe of Pacific Rim in a whole new way.



Oh why why why couldn’t I go this year?!

firstenchanters:

pacificrimthemovie:

Comic-Con attendees who always wanted to know how it feels to pilot a Jaeger from the Guillermo del Toro film Pacific Rim will finally get their chance. Legendary Entertainment is hosting the Pacific Rim Jaeger Pilot Oculus Rift Experience at its booth, #3920. Here’s a description of what sounds to be one of the most popular events on the exhibit floor:

We have worked closely with the leading pioneers of virtual reality, Oculus VR, to deliver a new benchmark in Oculus Rift experiences.

Fans will experience what it feels like to pilot a 250-story robot as they step into a fully-realized Jaeger Combat Simulator. Strapping on the Oculus Rift headset, fans will ‘Drift with the Rift’ and experience the beloved universe of Pacific Rim in a whole new way.

Oh why why why couldn’t I go this year?!

mylifewithfel:

peterandcompany:

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Fair warning: there is some slight language in this post.

My name is Jonathan Ponikvar. I’m the creator of Peter & Company and an avid cartoon fan; I have been trying (successfully or not) to draw them since I first discovered the magic of crayons and markers….

This is relevant.

Bump!

Disney Villains Week:
Best Disney Villain Death: Dr. Facilier

He’s voiced by Keith David of course he wins!

batlesbo:

nicholaskole:

I don’t generally reblog things. But Miyazaki is an exception, and this is so so so so beautiful. He gets it.

I just love this guy.

I’m puzzled, he forsees the studio going to crap without him?

grimgrinningninjashark:

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Ken Penders at Florida Supercon

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Ken Penders at San Diego Comic Con

Please tell me the bottom happened at SDCC, please, please please!

Why don't you like LOK? (I don't know if you posted something explaining, but I really don't know)
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destiny-smasher:

pugletto:

Because I think it’s awful and nothing can be fixed on the canonizations of the last two seasons.

Yea…

Yeeeaaaa…

=_=

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It’s less the mature, thought-provoking story Book 1 showed potential for, and more the circus act that Ember Island Players and the Nuktuk movies make fun of, at least for me. Amusing, fun, I laugh, buuuut…the way they’ve butchered their own canon, it’s just…-

~sigh~

One of my best friends, who I met through the Avatar fandom, we’ve talked like three times now about them watching Book 3 so we can discuss it, and she just can’t do it because of how much damage they’ve done to their own canon from her perspective, and I just can’t blame her because I feel similarly, I’m just too stubborn to NOT watch it. Pretty much none of my friends are following it now, and the ones who are are either really into shipping and such or are just plain too drained/apathetic to talk much about it.

Long ago, the title “Avatar” meant something and had an interesting and unique world associated with it that had eastern-inspired philosophical rules.

But then everything changed when Harmonic Conbullshit attacked, rendering its once-beautiful canon world as just another generic anime thing but with prettier animation and English lip-syncing.

Just because Book 3 is better than Book 2 so far doesn’t change how much irreparable damage they’ve done to their own universe. And to those who don’t understand that feeling, please feel grateful to not feel this way. Be happy you aren’t affected in this way. It is not a choice. And it is depressing.

Add that the creators of Avatar itself fail to acknowledge the damage and write it off adds another layer of sadness.

betaruga:

I’d rather die than wait.

You know you done fucked up when Piccolo thinks you’re abusing your son. One of the best scenes in the entire series, seriously. 

While Dragon Ball(Z) went a bit off the rails, anyone who claims Toriyama can’t do complex emotions and drama and just “fight, fight, extra long fight” is sorely mistaken.

Also that scene is a firm reminder just how close Piccolo is to Gohan, don’t forget Gohan REDEEMED Piccolo from being evil like his forebearer and the alien warrior became a second father to him and sacrificed himself for Gohan’s sake without a second thought many times.

I also like the scene illustrates that Gohan is HALF Sayian and Goku got caught up in the mentality of a warrior, he neglected his son did not have his zeal for battle and was just a kid despite his power and skill.

After all Gohan when given a chance was fine letting his power decline and being a Father and a teacher (I think that was the job he got later) than being stuck in the cycle of constant fighting improvement that Goku was locked in.

sailorfailures:

reasonstobebeautifulmagazine:

"Something should’ve changed in the planning room that day when our producers and artists decided to make a Sailor Moon anime only about an accurate representation of the manga series. They should have also fixed the show’s misogynistic and racist rhetoric. The Sailor Moon produced now doesn’t stand a chance against us girls who want more for ourselves than to be a ‘pretty princess’"Do you agree?
Read the article HERE 

Your magazine/website seems to be fairly new, so I hope this criticism is useful to you in the future.

"I had the utmost belief that [Sailor Moon Crystal] could regain its strength and find a way out of the stereotypical sexist Japanese drawing aesthetic. I was wrong."

Firstly - not sure what “the Japanese drawing aesthetic” is - your wording is pretty vague. There is no “Japanese drawing aesthetic” just like there’s no “American drawing aesthetic”. If you mean anime, then say anime; but even that would be too vague. There are many different popular archetypes for anime art, and your readers have no way of knowing which “stereotype” you mean.If you mean to imply that Crystal's art style is stereotypical and sexist within its own context (i.e. “modern magical girl anime”), I have to disagree. It is a Western perspective to look at Sailor Moon Crystal and say “Look, a sexist ideal”. Currently speaking, the “sexist stereotype” of contemporary magical girl anime would be the opposite - infantilisation. Magical girl series that are currently created to cater to male audiences tend to make the characters rounder, softer, and more childish-looking. Crystal's angular, mature style is at odds with the popular styles of modern magical girl anime. People have valid concerns about the designs of Crystal, but they were not created to pander to a male magical girl audience.

"A part from being leggier than they were before, they also became alarmingly stick-thin with high-pitched, girly voices."

They have always had high-pitched, “girly” voices. I’m not too sure what your criteria for a “girly” voice is, but these characters are all 14, so I think their voices suit them fine. Sailor Moon, in fact, has the same voice actress as the original, so nothing there has changed.

"The Sailor Moon produced now doesn’t stand a chance against us girls who want more for ourselves than to be a “pretty princess” … In hindsight, the old anime did have minor glimpses of the soldiers offering us a feminist perspective to crush Usagi’s patriarchal dreams."
"Yet, the show still screams stereotypical femininity and a false notion to move forward in perceiving young women’s identity."
"“The princess in my dream was so beautiful. I wish I was a princess too,” says our soon-to-be Sailor Moon. We catch her gazing out the window wishing to quit school to become a full-time pretty princess. We are caught in her gaze as she pictures herself in a white dress, stars gleaming all around her. We are already introduced to a young woman who feels completely useless about herself, failing classes and wishing to ultimately start anew."
"[In order to make Crystal a better show] … let’s not make Usagi’s ultimate dream to get married and have kids"

All of this is just saying “it is wrong for a woman to want to pursue behaviour that has been coded as feminine, and representation of this in media is wrong and upholding the patriarchy”. That’s a ridiculously narrow viewpoint. Your analysis of Usagi’s internal monologue is particularly absurd and reads as very shallow. All that Usagi said is that she wanted to be a princess. She never felt “useless” about herself - that is, in fact, one of Usagi’s strong points, that even when she fails, she bounces back. To say that someone who dreams about how cool being a princess would be must want to “start anew” is very shallow.

"But [Sailor Moon] show begs for interpretation since it’s been in the cultural consciousness of American and anime-loving girls everywhere."
"Give our soldiers and all the individuals in SM different body types and different ethnicities (not just the villians, damnint!)"

You are very clearly judging Sailor Moon Crystal from a western perspective. You have to take a step back (maybe a very long step) and make an effort to understand the context that formed the original Sailor Moon and forms Crystal today, and how it differs to your own background. As it is, it’s very clear that you haven’t challenged any of your preconceptions or your own cultural/social assumptions before applying them to Sailor Moon.

"[To make Crystal better] Give Usagi some agency and confidence besides her magical powers, for once … And stop making her seem like a girlchild”

In a similar vein to “any feminine interests are bad”, this section also sounds like “any negative character traits (excepting Approved Strong Female Character™ Traits) are bad”. Usagi’s weak points not only make her more human, but she works on improving them over the course of the series. Having a character grow and mature out of childish traits offers a stronger message than just having a character who is perfect from the start.I’m not even sure what you mean by “agency” or “confidence” here since, as I understand them, Usagi has both of those in droves. She is motivated and confident and acts on her own accord. This feels like a rather generic and misplaced criticism that I’ve heard applied to almost all female characters at some point. It’s a claim that lacks substance or evidence.

"Bring back our LGBT characters … And our trans characters … Stop the male superiority and the unrealistic gushing over Tuxedo Mask … And the constant need for a man to save her … And give Tuxedo Mask a personality instead of just making him a beefcake."

At this point, I have to ask after the last time you actually watched Sailor Moon? The idea that it encourages “male superiority” in any way is baffling to me. The “constant need for a man to save her” claim is one many Sailor Moon fans have heard before - usually from someone who hasn’t actually watched much of the show. Sailor Moon quickly stops depending on Tuxedo Mask, and his involvement in fights actually tends to become something of a joke. The Sailor Soldiers are the ones who do all the heavy lifting, so to speak. Again - “stop gushing over Tuxedo Mask” fits in a way under “anything feminine is bad”. Usagi (and some others) are actually quite proactive, rather than passive, when it comes to dating. Basically, these criticisms ring hollow and most Sailor Moon fans reading your article would wonder how they actually apply to the series.I should also point out that Sailor Moon Crystal has only had 2 episodes so far. You can’t say “bring back our LGBT characters” when we don’t even know how long the series is going to be yet; where exactly were they supposed to appear?
There were other issues, but those are the major points. All in all, this article felt extremely generic and poorly researched. These are criticisms we’ve heard applied to almost every show with lead female characters before, and most don’t even really seem relevant to Sailor Moon. Ignoring any redeeming qualities from a show and failing to reflect on your own bias/background does not make a strong article.

Clearly the article writer is not a real fan of the show or did their research properly and is using it as a soapbox for their own viewpoints and agendas. Crystal has barely been out and its being judged like this? First off let the season finish, and if it does well they plan to adapt the rest of the manga.

Actually I’d rather the author of this article NOT judge or use Sailor Moon as a vehicle of their viewpoints because they don’t add up, match or are proper context.

In sort leave the series alone you idiot.

sailorfailures:

reasonstobebeautifulmagazine:

"Something should’ve changed in the planning room that day when our producers and artists decided to make a Sailor Moon anime only about an accurate representation of the manga series. They should have also fixed the show’s misogynistic and racist rhetoric. The Sailor Moon produced now doesn’t stand a chance against us girls who want more for ourselves than to be a ‘pretty princess’"

Do you agree?

Read the article HERE

Your magazine/website seems to be fairly new, so I hope this criticism is useful to you in the future.

"I had the utmost belief that [Sailor Moon Crystal] could regain its strength and find a way out of the stereotypical sexist Japanese drawing aesthetic. I was wrong."

Firstly - not sure what “the Japanese drawing aesthetic” is - your wording is pretty vague. There is no “Japanese drawing aesthetic” just like there’s no “American drawing aesthetic”. If you mean anime, then say anime; but even that would be too vague. There are many different popular archetypes for anime art, and your readers have no way of knowing which “stereotype” you mean.
If you mean to imply that Crystal's art style is stereotypical and sexist within its own context (i.e. “modern magical girl anime”), I have to disagree. It is a Western perspective to look at Sailor Moon Crystal and say “Look, a sexist ideal”. Currently speaking, the “sexist stereotype” of contemporary magical girl anime would be the opposite - infantilisation. Magical girl series that are currently created to cater to male audiences tend to make the characters rounder, softer, and more childish-looking. Crystal's angular, mature style is at odds with the popular styles of modern magical girl anime. People have valid concerns about the designs of Crystal, but they were not created to pander to a male magical girl audience.

"A part from being leggier than they were before, they also became alarmingly stick-thin with high-pitched, girly voices."

They have always had high-pitched, “girly” voices. I’m not too sure what your criteria for a “girly” voice is, but these characters are all 14, so I think their voices suit them fine. Sailor Moon, in fact, has the same voice actress as the original, so nothing there has changed.

"The Sailor Moon produced now doesn’t stand a chance against us girls who want more for ourselves than to be a “pretty princess” … In hindsight, the old anime did have minor glimpses of the soldiers offering us a feminist perspective to crush Usagi’s patriarchal dreams."

"Yet, the show still screams stereotypical femininity and a false notion to move forward in perceiving young women’s identity."

"“The princess in my dream was so beautiful. I wish I was a princess too,” says our soon-to-be Sailor Moon. We catch her gazing out the window wishing to quit school to become a full-time pretty princess. We are caught in her gaze as she pictures herself in a white dress, stars gleaming all around her. We are already introduced to a young woman who feels completely useless about herself, failing classes and wishing to ultimately start anew."

"[In order to make Crystal a better show] … let’s not make Usagi’s ultimate dream to get married and have kids"

All of this is just saying “it is wrong for a woman to want to pursue behaviour that has been coded as feminine, and representation of this in media is wrong and upholding the patriarchy”. That’s a ridiculously narrow viewpoint. Your analysis of Usagi’s internal monologue is particularly absurd and reads as very shallow. All that Usagi said is that she wanted to be a princess. She never felt “useless” about herself - that is, in fact, one of Usagi’s strong points, that even when she fails, she bounces back. To say that someone who dreams about how cool being a princess would be must want to “start anew” is very shallow.

"But [Sailor Moon] show begs for interpretation since it’s been in the cultural consciousness of American and anime-loving girls everywhere."

"Give our soldiers and all the individuals in SM different body types and different ethnicities (not just the villians, damnint!)"

You are very clearly judging Sailor Moon Crystal from a western perspective. You have to take a step back (maybe a very long step) and make an effort to understand the context that formed the original Sailor Moon and forms Crystal today, and how it differs to your own background. As it is, it’s very clear that you haven’t challenged any of your preconceptions or your own cultural/social assumptions before applying them to Sailor Moon.

"[To make Crystal better] Give Usagi some agency and confidence besides her magical powers, for once … And stop making her seem like a girlchild”

In a similar vein to “any feminine interests are bad”, this section also sounds like “any negative character traits (excepting Approved Strong Female Character™ Traits) are bad”. Usagi’s weak points not only make her more human, but she works on improving them over the course of the series. Having a character grow and mature out of childish traits offers a stronger message than just having a character who is perfect from the start.
I’m not even sure what you mean by “agency” or “confidence” here since, as I understand them, Usagi has both of those in droves. She is motivated and confident and acts on her own accord. This feels like a rather generic and misplaced criticism that I’ve heard applied to almost all female characters at some point. It’s a claim that lacks substance or evidence.

"Bring back our LGBT characters … And our trans characters … Stop the male superiority and the unrealistic gushing over Tuxedo Mask … And the constant need for a man to save her … And give Tuxedo Mask a personality instead of just making him a beefcake."

At this point, I have to ask after the last time you actually watched Sailor Moon? The idea that it encourages “male superiority” in any way is baffling to me. The “constant need for a man to save her” claim is one many Sailor Moon fans have heard before - usually from someone who hasn’t actually watched much of the show. Sailor Moon quickly stops depending on Tuxedo Mask, and his involvement in fights actually tends to become something of a joke. The Sailor Soldiers are the ones who do all the heavy lifting, so to speak. Again - “stop gushing over Tuxedo Mask” fits in a way under “anything feminine is bad”. Usagi (and some others) are actually quite proactive, rather than passive, when it comes to dating. Basically, these criticisms ring hollow and most Sailor Moon fans reading your article would wonder how they actually apply to the series.
I should also point out that Sailor Moon Crystal has only had 2 episodes so far. You can’t say “bring back our LGBT characters” when we don’t even know how long the series is going to be yet; where exactly were they supposed to appear?

There were other issues, but those are the major points. All in all, this article felt extremely generic and poorly researched. These are criticisms we’ve heard applied to almost every show with lead female characters before, and most don’t even really seem relevant to Sailor Moon. Ignoring any redeeming qualities from a show and failing to reflect on your own bias/background does not make a strong article.

Clearly the article writer is not a real fan of the show or did their research properly and is using it as a soapbox for their own viewpoints and agendas. Crystal has barely been out and its being judged like this? First off let the season finish, and if it does well they plan to adapt the rest of the manga.

Actually I’d rather the author of this article NOT judge or use Sailor Moon as a vehicle of their viewpoints because they don’t add up, match or are proper context.

In sort leave the series alone you idiot.

What series is this from?

a-bed-full-of-rabbits:

Link doesn’t like it when people devalue and disrespect his friends like that.

Edit: Moved watermark to the right since I realized last minute it was covering some of the words.

I so approve of this comic, Link respects his comrades no matter the gender.