Monday, 30 April 2012

The Legend of Korra:The Spirit Of Competition!Episode 5 Preview! HD!

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Super Best Friends Forever (Short #3)

Avatar: Legend of Korra - Episode 4 Review and Recap!

A Voice in the Dark

Nostalgia Chick/Nostalgia Critic: the Chipmunk Adventure

Friday, 27 April 2012

Portal 2 Creation Trailer [HD]

Four Cartoons With Very Odd Aesops

When it comes to animation, it's a frequent tool by the creators to get some kind of message across, be it one from the actual creators, like the Simpsons episode 'Lisa the Vegetarian', or one thrust upon the creators by someone "higher in the creative process", like the Kim Possible episode 'Grande Size Me' which was intended to be both a parody of the documentary Super Size Me while preaching about healthy diets at the same time.

But sometimes the moral of the story just comes across as either kind of bizarre or just out of place for the series it's in. Sometimes the moral is mishandled or unintended, or just plain unintentionally offensive. I've picked out four examples of these kinds of Aesops to poke fun at them, and to show how sometimes the lesson you're teaching people can be kind of distorted by how it's taught.


Thursday, 26 April 2012

Grant Morrison Interviewed by Playboy

Some of it is interesting, though some of it seems to be a bit juvenile, such as his comments about Batman's sexuality for example.

Red vs. Blue Season 10 Teaser

Legend of Korra: Adult Gaang Character Designs

Seems that episodes 4 and 5 have been leaked, not sure of the details though. What I do know is that some scans of older versions of the Avatar: the Last Airbender cast are now floating around, so I gathered 'em up so you lot can have a looksee.

Young Justice Season 2 Premiere "Happy New Year" Clip

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

YJ: Invasion Screenshots - Massive Spoilers!

Narrative Theory: Normal People in Fantasy and Science Fiction Settings

When you're in a setting that has fantastically empowered people, be it with magic, robotic suits, psychic powers or just the good old fashioned Superman Default Selection of Superpowers, it can be tempting to have the characters just bulldoze through everything in their path. Solving any problem in a matter of moments, with no bad guy too tough or situation too large for them to deal with. Heck, this was considered to be one of the possible inspirations for Superman, creating a character that Siegel and Schuster could use to solve the problems that they weren't equipped to deal with as teenagers in 1930s America, be they slumlords, gangsters, war profiteers, mad scientists etc. etc.

But really, where is the line that you draw between getting your character be an awesome and extrahuman person who can be used well in stories, or them becoming that most dreaded and overused of terms that now haunts all discussion of fiction today: A Mary Sue.

Young Justice: Invasion - Character designs

Featuring a new Superboy costume, Beast Boy, Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes), Wonder Girl and Miss Martian (with a new, cute haircut).

The Legend of Korra: "Voice In the Night: Equalist Raid" HD!

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Black Lagoon Parodies Other Types of Anime

Powerpuff girls save Aquaman and Wonderwoman

Flights of Fanon: Connected Universes

Out of the depths of the Internet, there has arisen a new Rule. Rule 50. This is the rule that, if it exists, it'll crossover something else at some point. Much like how Rule 34 is "if it exists, there's porn of it" (even Casstoons bizarrely), or Rule 63's "if there is a male character, there will be a female version of them existing in fanart or vice versa".

It's not too unusual for crossovers to occur in fiction, and they're normally the result of works having the same creative team or company. So Superman and Batman meet as they're both owned by DC Comics, for example. But there have been cases were little references were dropped that open up new and exciting, albeit confusing in some cases, story options for the fans, which technically can't be explored due to the clash of tones/licencing laws. Actual, proper crossovers will probably never happen... but it would be fun if they did. Here are four examples of unusual shared universes that I have discovered.

Sean Bean Dies In Every Movie

ATFW: Superman 701

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Top Six Doctor Who Villain Speeches

It's not really that much of a secret that I'm a Doctor Who fan, and one of the many things I love about the show are the villains. But what makes a good villain? Well one thing that definitely sticks with me over the years is whether they get a good villain speech, something that explains who are they are, what they're doing and what their plan is. And in the near fifty years that the show has been on tv, albeit in different incarnations, there have been a LOT of villain speeches. But, I have decided to chose out five of the speeches that I've personally enjoyed the most from the episodes that I've seen.

Young Justice - Episode 24 Review and Recap

Performance, plus SBBF

Sunday, 1 April 2012

ParaNorman Trailer

Actually looks pretty spiffy.

Plans for Steph Brown in the DCnU

From the Bleeding Cool covered of ECCC,
Q: How’s the post-Steph Brown Batman, Inc. transition going?

A: We’re not allowed to talk about that.

Q: Will Steph Brown be back any time soon?

A: Nope.

Q: Why isn’t Steph Brown considered a Robin any more?

A: Willingham: I’m so glad I don’t have to answer that one. Martz: Steph is close to my heart, close to all of our hearts. But for the moment we’re staying away from her.

Michael Bay's YGO Abridged

Young Justice - Episode 23 Review and Recap