I like what I like. Aikatsu!Moon
It’s 12:27 AM on September 12th in BioWare Edmonton and I’m listening to Das Malefitz by Faunts. I know it’s late, but I’m sure I’m not the only one in the office. We’re shipping a video game. Non-conventional hours are understandable. I’m trying to find a picture of myself on a motorcycle as a toddler to prove a point to the Dragon Age art director, after an evening at the pub and answering emails to finalize details about Montreal Comiccon, Edmonton Expo, and Geek Girl Con.
Also, this will be my last day at BioWare.
I first encountered Jessica at PAXEast this year, after seeing her in the videos for the voice contest. At the time I was doing part-time work as a community manager and I was transfixed. THAT’S who I wanted to be! Funny and passionate and engaging and inspiring.
I’m still really bad at being part of online communities these days, but Jessica made me want to really get into this one just as much as the new game itself. I’m sad to see her go, but I’m so excited to see what comes next - both for her and for BioWare.
She was supposed to be the next Magical Girl, but the dog touched the magical artifact first!
Now she has to help her pet fight evil and also prevent it from flying all over the place in search of bacon.
Inspired by a goofy skype conversation and not a real thing ;0
Dan and I were writing a sentai team story where the fifth member is a dog. It may still happen, but oh my gosh it’ll never be this cute!
It’s 2 AM and this is the funniest thing i have ever seen in my life. Tears are streaming down my face.
Who thought this would be a good mashup? And why?
this is terrific you nerds
I’m not comfortable telling you how many times I’ve watched this.
All of those cartoons above (save the PPGs) were made by awesome female creators (Craig’s awesome too). The one on the bottom is the only one that doesn’t have a show … yet.
Chloe and the Stars is a currently active Kickstarter that is about halfway through and has only made 1/5th of its goal (as of 8/21/14). Here’s the link. More info about it there; it ends on September 5th. At this rate, I can’t tell whether or not it’ll make its goal.
I used those images to show all these great, recent (again, save the PPGs) cartoons we have with cool female characters and how women making cartoons is a lot more common now. Chloe and the Stars would be a great addition. Which is why I’m hoping making this post will encourage people to be aware of it and back it. A lot of people in animation I look up to (Jerry Beck, Chris Battle) have also shown their support for the project.
The creator is Meagan Dunn, who wrote a pilot for Cartoon Network that aired in 2001. Give it a look! She’s also doing a Reddit AMA tomorrow (8/22/14) so check that out (if it hasn’t happened yet).
At least go watch the Kickstarter video, it looks amazing! I understand money is tight for some and you might not be able to contribute but if you want this to happen, just let people know about this project at least! Spread the word!
Why hadn’t I heard of this before?! It looks SO GOOD, but time is running out. BACK THIS THING! It’s girls rocking out IN SPACE!
never stop drawing rude foxes, nope never, why draw anything else
a few more rude foxes because I literally can’t help myself
Bury me in rude foxes.
So excited to welcome Sisters and Amulet 6: Escape from Lucien into the world today!
Picked up both of these this morning and I am PSYCHED.
COMICS ALLIANCE PRESENTS ‘KATE OR DIE’ IN ‘TOP PICK’ FOR BEST COMIC BOOK MOVIE
By Kate Leth
Welcome to the latest episode of ComicsAlliance Presents “Kate or Die,” a series of exclusive comic strips created by one of our favorite cartoonists, Kate Leth! In this episode, Kate explains why the film adaptation of Archie Comics’ Josie And The Pussycats is the best movie ever.
READ MORE KATE OR DIE EXCLUSIVELY AT COMICS ALLIANCE
I saw this movie when it came out. I went to the theater with a friend of mine from school, and we sat two seats apart in the theater because we were maybe fifteen and I still to this day don’t know if it was supposed to be a date. I think it was one of those outings that was intended to be a group thing but, at the last minute, ended up being just the two of us.
I really liked the movie. I had loved the cartoon as a kid, and seeing a bright, funny, girl-centric movie is still a novelty at twenty-eight. I knew while I was watching it that this would be something I’d like to re-watch again. Something I’d share with people for years to come as an example of an all-around great movie. (And my Alan Cumming phase was just ramping up, so yes please.)
But then it ended.
As it ends (spoilers, though I’m sure the statute on those must have run out by now) Alan Cumming’s character reveals his dark secret. He’s been in disguise this whole time, motivated (in whole or in part, I don’t recall) because he’s really an albino. He’s an albino who wasn’t popular in high school.
All the wind had been knocked out of me. Of anyone in the story, the unpopular albino high-schooler was closest to my story. I could look up to these women all I wanted, but they’d never have more in common with me than Cumming’s character. And I got to be reminded that my place as an albino, even in this rocking, girl-power epic, was that of a villain - or at best, a gag.
I don’t remember the end of the movie. I’m sure I’d seen albinism alluded to in various media before, but never so blatantly. To me, Josie and the Pussycats ended with a big neon sign that said “WE MEANT EVERY GIRL EXCEPT YOU”. I still haven’t brought myself to re-watch it, to see if my opinion has changed with age. Even after fourteen years of other movies pulling the “evil albino” trope, this one hurt me first. It hurt me the hardest. It built me up only to knock me flat on my back. In public.
When the lights came up, I felt like everyone was staring at me as we filed out. I know I would have given anything to evaporate on the spot. I don’t remember what my friend said, but I’m sure it was kind. I don’t think I told my mom. I never brought it up with anyone. I let the movie fade from everyone’s consciousness and never went back.
Since then, I’ve learned to roll my eyes when Hollywood trots out the stereotype. I walked out of Me, Myself and Irene (not the theater, just the living room where my family was trying to suffer through it), I skipped The DaVinci Code on a number of principles, and when I got to the Deep Space Nine episode “Blood Oath” with the evil albino Klingon who kills children, I nearly cried laughing.
I’ve only gotten stronger over the years, but that doesn’t mean I’m invincible. Just because I occasionally seek out media with albino characters doesn’t sanction their abysmal portrayal. One Pete White, perfection incarnate as he is, doesn’t make up for the litany of poor choices other creators have made.
And that choice doesn’t make Josie and the Pussycats a bad movie. But for me, it does taint it, and that sucks. I’m glad Kate is talking about it and getting the general consciousness to consider it again, because there’s a lot of good shit in that movie. But it also does a really dumb thing that’s bummed me out since 2001, and I finally wanted to talk about it for a minute.
Anyway, as you were.
I’m so glad this infographic exists.
My dad sent me some sweet, sweet vintage digital art today he salvaged from an old floppy disk. Check out this 1994 Tiny Toons masterpiece by yours truly.
(Did you know tumblr doesn’t recognize BMP as an image filetype? I mean really.)
The second edition of the World of Thedas lorebook should provide you some new information on what lies “Beyond Thedas”, if that’s a subject which interests you. That includes the northern islands, as well as what lies to the west and east (and even the Sunless Lands to the south of the Wilds).
HAHA OOPS I’M DROOLING