Saturday, December 22, 2012

The (Female) Character Controversy: Appearance Isn't Everything

Welcome back to The Female Character Controversy, where I handle the topic of appearance. What do I have to say about it and how can we fix it, well let's dive in. So I remember awhile back I was reading or was it watching...not really sure, either way I remember a very interesting argument being made regarding the character She-Hulk. The argument basically asked, Why is it that She Hulk looks like...

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The (Female) Character Controversy: Stereotypes

So we're back and it's time once again for The Female Character Controversy! In this article I'm going to talk about the various stereo-type roles Female characters fall into and how writers can avoid or manipulate these stereo-types. I should start off by saying that not ALL stereo-types are bad. After all certain tropes exist for a reason, most tropes exist as an exaggerated reflection of reality and therefore are just re-affirming things we already know. Prime example, Men are physically stronger than women, that is a statement supported by fact, the trope however leads us to images like...

Monday, December 17, 2012

The (Female) Character Controversy: Introduction

"Women should be owners of their own bodies and should be able to dress slutty do they want, women shouldn’t be sluts be respected business women, women should be treated equal with men, women should have special attention because stuff is harder for them, women shouldn’t accept the extra help because they should be self-sufficient and independent, women shouldn’t be portrayed as clothes crazy cause that’s a stereo-type, women should be allowed to be clothe crazy as that shows they are proud to be women WHAT THE HELL DO YOU WANT FROM ME?"- Sofie

I saw this posted on a blog by a Danish reviewer named Sofie and I thought it summed up A LOT of my reasons for not completely feeding into the "Feminist" movement. After reading her post (which is linked above) and agreeing with some (not all) of her points I decided that it was high time I added my 2 cents in this discussion as a writer and artist myself, so this one is for you ladies..All two of you...

Monday, September 17, 2012

Wonder Woman Gets The "Smallville" Treatment and Lobo Might Get A Movie ?

So not too long ago it was announced that Warner Bros./DC Entertainment was in talks of doing a Lobo movie with The Rock starring as the titular character. This announcement left MANY of us stunned and at a loss for words because...out of the MANY DC characters who should have gotten movies LONG time ago (Wonder Woman aside) The Flash, Captain Marvel, Aquaman (just to name a few) Warner Bros./DC decided that Lobo is what the fans want...

Oh yeah, I smell dollar signs.

There are a multitude of reasons why this is a HORRIBLE idea but allow me to list just a few (I know, ONLY A FEW?!)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Power Rangers: RPM Review

Okay, so I know I've toggled back and forth on doing a video or text review of this series, but I ultimately decided on doing a text review (yes, you have to read, SUCK IT UP!). With all that being said, let's dive into this series. "Power Rangers: RPM".

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Continuing Fail Of DC Comics

Words cannot express how frustrated I am with the current state of affairs at DC comics. But more perplexing is that Warner Bros. is somehow under the impression that they can get a Justice League movie going.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Power Rangers: Mystic Force Review

Howdy ya'll, it's me with another blog, this time a positive one (for a change). For those of you who don't know I am a HUGE Power Rangers Fan. I, like many of you, was a Power Rangers Pure-ist (which means that I think ALL other teams pale in comparison to the first team).

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The DC Reboot Revisited...

Like the gift that keeps on giving (sorta like Cancer is that disease that may or may not come back and bite you in the ass) it's time for me to once again address our old pal The DC Reboot...correction The NEEDLESS DC Reboot. After the snafu of The Starfire Controversy (Starfiregate ?) as figured below:
Starfire: Extraterrestrial Sex Prop

Thursday, March 8, 2012

"Pulp Fiction" as written by Shakespeare

This is such an incredibly genius idea that I am almost surprised it hasn't been thought of before now. Considering Quentin Tarantino is one of my favorite directors and I'm a HUGE fan of Olde English (a friend of mine back in High school used to write notes to each other in Shakespearean English), this is a MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN! Olde English has recently become a meme in and of it's self with The Joseph Ducreux Archaic Rap translations (also freakin' hilarious) so re-translating Quentin Tarantino's classic "Pulp Fiction" into Shakespearan English, with both writers having a rich taste of witty dialogue and characters who are characters it's no shock that this works so wonderfully. My only hope is that this catches on and they do another QT movie in Shakespearan english, "Inglourious Basterds" would be AWESOME! Either way, you're a fan of QT and Shakespeare, you'll freakin' LOVE THIS!