Sunday, August 30, 2015

Death Of Wolverine in 5 panels.

The Death of Wolverine is groundbreaking!

It's so sad!

It's very important!

The event of the year, if not the century!


Ain't dead yet.

.... Eh? But... the comic's name is-

Yeah, well, I won't die till three months has past.

And then it will be groundbreaking!

And so sad!


Monday, August 24, 2015

Sinestro in 5 panels.

I am Thaal Sinestro, and this is my Lantern Corps!

They tend to die a lot... Mostly because I kill them.

 Man, did they bet on the WRONG horse!

(But seriously, "Sinestro" IS a pretty cool antihero comic-series)

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Marz's Green Lantern series in 5 panels.

Greetings, Kyle Rayner. We are women. And we adore you!

We exist solely to please you.

We need no powers, nor any adventures, we only need your company.

You love make us whole.

Man, am I glad I picked chick magnet as my career!

... This guy is my favorite GL?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Top 5 favorite sad cartoon moments.

Can anyone tell me what this is?
It's a illustration on a piece of paper. Nothing more. Cartoons creates an illusion of it being alive by using several pieces of paper, making it look like movement. It's not real.
So how the HECK can it makes us feel so emotional about it, knowing that it is noting but streaks on a piece of paper? And how come there are so many tear-jerking moments in animated shows that are suppose to be for children?
Cartoon Month is about to end, and I think I will take a look at some of the sad moments that animation has brought us.
OBS; These are not necessarily the saddest moment, but just my favorite sad moments. And it's without counting scenes from movies and anime.
Anyway, here is my top 5 favorite sad animated TV-show moments.

Number 5; Grunkle Stan fails as adult.

I think we can all agree that Stan from "Gravity Falls" may not be the perfect uncle, but he still cares for the Dipper and Mabel, and in his own twisted way tries to be an adult for them. So seeing him give up in "Gideon Rises" is pretty heartbreaking. He starts off by lying(how he usually solves his problems) to the twins parents over the phone, claiming that he has the situation under control. But he realizes pretty quickly that he can lie all he wants, but it won't change the fact that he can no longer provide the kids a roof over their heads. He can't even get them something proper to eat. It breaks Dipper and Mabel's heart, as well as his own, but he has to send them home.

Number 4; Tale Of X9.

X9 is one of Aku's many robots, build to destroy Samurai Jack. But what makes X9 special is that he has a personality chip, which gives him a reason and will to survive. But it also gives him other human-like traits, such as being able to love. We knows that he has to be destroyed, since he works for Aku(even if he does not wish to) but it doesn't change that it's a hollow victory when Jack defeats him. With his dying breath, X9 asks Jack to take care of his dog; Lulu.
If you didn't feel anything after watching this, then you are not human.

Number 3; Amethyst tormenting Greg.

The "Steven Universe" series got a lot more depth after the revealing of the Kindergarten, and the show turned a bit darker. One of the more depressing episodes is "Maximum Capacity" that shows a part of grieving that we do not see very often in cartoon shows; the anger.
Tons of feelings are involved in a person's death, not just the sadness over loosing her. Anger is surprisingly very normal. And Amethyst is VERY angry. As she and Greg revive their former friendship, they quickly remember WHY they stopped being friends to begin with; Amethyst blaming Greg for "taking away" Rose from her. She even goes so far to transform into Rose, while she mocks Greg who is paralyzed by despair over seeing his dead wife(?).
Seriously, that's messed up!
And very sad as well...

Number 2; Simon gives up his sanity.

I know that "I Remember You" from Adventure Time is by many considered THE tearjerker of animation(suck it, Bambi!), but I think that the story about HOW Simon completely lost his sanity and became the Ice King(in the episode "Simon And Marcy") is even sadder. 
A few years after the Mushroom War, a more or less sane Simon does all he can in order to protect and take care of the little Marceline. When they end up being corned by some sort of zombies, Simon knows that the only way he can save that little girl is by breaking his promise as well as her heart by using the magic of the grown. We get a bit of false hope as he takes it off and gets Marcy the chicken-soup she needs, and he seems normal.
Aaaand then we get kicked in the emotional balls as he calls Marceline "Gunther."

Number 1; Molly learns the truth about her mother's death.

Despite it's flaws, Oban Star Racers is still my favorite animated show of all time. The main reason for it is episode 11, where Molly is going to race against an alien she recognize as the murderer of her mother, the shape-changing alien Spirit. The race gets ugly as Molly tries to avenge her mother by making Spirit crash, but ends up destroying her own ship, almost killing herself.
As Molly lies unconscious in her wrecked racer, Spirit decides to find out why the young lady tried to kill him, and... I can't do it justice, you have to see it to truly understand this great scene:
The music is just perfect for the mood, and that we see that Spirit not only was innocent but also felt great sadness over the tragic day... it takes you by surprise, since everything about him screams "angel of death". And the fact that Molly's attempt or revenge not only wrecked her ship but also was for nothing makes it even more tragic.

And that's the end of Cartoon Month. Hope you enjoyed and that it may have introduced you to some good shows you didn't know.
I'm Waezi2, and thanks for wasting time with me.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Cartoon Month: Star VS The Forces Of Evil.

... I don't know what to say.
I have to, obviously, or else it wouldn't be a very good review.
This show...
I love strangeness. Especially in cartoons. I grew up with Johnny Bravo, Dexter's Lab and the Powerpuff Girls, all of them bizarre and utterly disgusting.
But this show...
Try to imagine that the Care Bears and the Powerpuff Girls had a baby. An ugly, evil, deform baby who shoots lasers out of it's eyes.
And then that baby started to hurl up rainbows on fire.
And then a kitten ate the puke.
And then it threw up a hairball.
That hairball would be considered normal compared to this show!
And that is EXACTLY why you should watch it!
I like that cartoons have evolved a lot the last couple of years. But sometimes, what you really need is a bucket of strangeness. And "Star VS The Forces Of Evil" delivers that.
That's all for now. I'm Waezi2, and thanks for wasting time with me.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Top 9 loose ends in Steven Universe.

You know what's great about cartoons today?
They all have such great build-up. We don't just get backstory and such slabbed in the face, it slowly builds up, we get small hints, and tons of the episodes has stuff that may not seem that important until it has been taken up in a later episode. We get that in Adventure Time, Gravity Falls and today's subject; Steven Universe.
Here is a list of 9 things that haven't been explained yet, but that I hope one day will be explained. I took the liberty to write what I think could be revealed, and would like to hear what you think as well.
Because that's what the internet is for; trying to predict what is going to happen, even though you do not have the faintest idea, and then feel humiliated because you realize that your theory was stupid and that you should never have posted it online to begin with.
Ladies and gentlemen; my top 9 loose ends in "Steven Universe".

Number 9; Is Garnet the first fusion?

In "Jail Break", Jasper claims that fusion is "a cheep tactic to make weak gems stronger", so it could be speculated that it is a common thought in the Gem Homeworld. And in "Keeping It Together", we see that Homeworld apparently does not understand what fusion is about, as they experiment on shattered gems, making them force into fusion monsters.
Garnet was overwhelmed by guilt as she saw the fusion experiment, and almost defused into Ruby and Sapphire, while Sapphire trying to tell Ruby that they couldn't know that this would happen. Sure, it could be that she(or they) just felt guilty about not being able to save their fallen comrades, but is it possible that Garnet felt guilt because she was the very first fusion? Is it possible that Ruby and Sapphire invented(or discovered?) fusion?

Number 8; How did Lapis end up in the mirror to begin with?

It most likely has to have something to do with the war. Lapis told Steven that she "never believed in this place", and that she resents the Crystal Gems for only caring for the humans instead of other gems, so it's possible that she fought for the Gem Homeworld. Some believe that Lapis was Blue Diamond, a leader of the Homeworld, but I find hat unlikely due to two reasons; A: if Lapis ever had any authority on Homeworld, then she wouldn't have been treated so disrespectful by Jasper who bossed her around and called her "brat", and B; I'm not sure Lapis is THAT powerful a gem, since she appear to need water to do anything, and we haven't even seen her use a gem-weapon.

Number 7; Will Mayer Dewey ever man himself up and ask Pearl out?

Probably not, since it has been made pretty clear that Dewey is pretty pathetic. But a lot of episodes are about Steven helping out the people who lives in Beach City because he wants to be friends with everyone, no matter how pathetic they are(*cough*Lars*cough*). And yeah, Pearl would without any doubt have no interest in a relationship with Dewey, but it would be healthy for Dewey to get it out of his system.

Number 6: What is the Gem Homeworld like?

It has been hinted that the Gem Homeworld is very class orientated and that it has colonized several planets, but besides that, we know nothing about it. Sure, we have seen some of the ruins of lost gemculture on the planet Earth, but that was 5000 years ago. Lapis said that the Homeworld has become extremely advanced, and that she can no longer recognize it, so we have no clue what it's like.

Number 5; Peridot a cyborg?

I know, I know! Gems do not have actual bodies, it's projections from their gemstone.
But here me out.
Even though the gems' bodies aren't "real," they can still get hurt. If their body get's too damaged, they retreat to their gemstone in order to heal. And if the stone get's damaged, then it will affect their human-like form(as shown in "Indirect Kiss" where Amethyst's stone get's cracked).
So... could it be that Peridot's gem is damaged? Is her legs artificial?
It could be, since we in the episode "Friend Ship" see her cut her leg of in order to escape. She could in theory just change shape and get away that way. But if I'm right, then her arms and legs are replicas, ´meaning that she can't change their shape, due to them not being part of her gem-body.

Number 4; Whatever happened to Marty?

Yeah, he is a dick, but wouldn't you like to know whatever happened to Marty? Apparently, he went back to Beach City after Greg left him and had a relationship with Vidalia and impregnated her with Sour Cream in(I assume) the late 90's.
Apparently, he doesn't have any friends(no surprise there) and he is dead to both Greg and Vidalia.
Where is he now? Is a still a manager? Or maybe he is a broke loser with no friends? Or maybe he has changed?

Number 3; Rose and Pearl's relationship.

It's safe to say that Pearl was in love with Rose. But what I would like to know is whatever Rose were aware of that love. It has been hinted in "Wee Need To Talk" that Rose, even though she had a great deal of love for everything, had no idea how love as in "I love you" worked until Greg made her understand it. So maybe Rose simply unaware of the fact that Pearl LITERATELY worshiped the ground she walked on. Or maybe Rose did know, and saw it as a fixation rather than actual love? Or maybe Rose just thought of her as nothing more than a good friend, possibly a daughter?

Number 2; Lost and defective Pearl?

In the episode; "The Return" Jasper calls Pearl "some lost,defective Pearl". And Pearl has later referred to herself as "Just a pearl who needs someone to tell her what to do."It could imply that there are more than one Pearl on Homeworld, and that they, like real-world pearls, are easy to mass produce. It's possible that Pearls are some sort of drones, which would also explain why Pearl has to rely more on her skills than Garnet and Amethyst, which would add up with her "not been made for fighting"(Sworn To The Sword).

Number 1; What's Lion's history?

Lion is possibly the biggest mystery in the series. He doesn't have a gemstone, but he is obviously not a normal animal. He most likely has some sort of connection to Rose, but how come Rose never told Pearl about him, when she told her everything else? Some has the theory that Lion IS Rose, but I find that very unlikely.
I guess we just have to wait.

That's all for now. Next time, I will take a look at one of the comicbook series based on an animated show.
I'm Waezi2, and thanks for wasting time with me.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Top 5 Finn And Jake episodes from Adventure Time.

The problem with some animated shows is that the supportive cast can often overshadow the actual hero of the show. Like Adventure Time, where Marceline steals the show with ease(she's even going to have her own spin-off in the near future), and some starts to wonder if Finn and Jake are even needed in the show at all.
OF COARSE THEY ARE, because they are awesome! And don't you DARE tell me anything else!
In fact, here is my personal top 5 episodes that has it's focus on the human boy and his magic dog buddy/brother.

Number 5: My Two Favorite People.

If you know the problem with spending time with both your girlfriend and your best friend, then you are a lucky bastard, so stop wining already!
Jake realize that he can't use as much time with both Finn and his girlfriend Rainicorn as he wish he could. But maybe it's not that big a problem if he spends time with the both of them at the same time!
.... But what do you do when you realize that your two favorite people likes to spend time with each other, and you feel left outside?
We have different kinds of friends that we prefer to be with and do things with that we don't do with the others. The problem comes when one of our friends meets one of your other friends, or in this case; your girlfriend. There can be several problems with this kind of situation, and the episode covers them pretty well.

Number 4: Jermaine.

Okay, I'm kinda stretching it here, but I still think of this as a Finn and Jake episode.
If you are a REAL fan of the show, then you know that Finn and Jake has a brother named Jermaine. But we never saw him, he was only mentioned from time from time, and it wasn't till season 7 that we finally got introduced to him and learned why he was never around.
"Jermaine" is actually a pretty sad episode. Once we are introduced to him, we realize that he is as anti-Finn-and-Jake as it is possible. Since the death of their father Joshua, Jermaine has been living in his father's house and never left it once, due to feeling that it is his responsibility to protect all the treasures and magical items that his dad had collected in his life. He never went out like his brothers to have fun and explore the amazing world of Ooo.

Number 3: Who Would Win?

Finn and Jake hear about a giant monster called "The Farm," and that beating him would make one a legend. Finn wants to train in order to become capable of beating the beast, but Jake is more interested in playing his video-game. One thing leads to another, and the two best friends end up beating the glob out of each other.
This is not a very honorable fight. They both use cheep moves, and acts pretty immature... well, more immature than they normally does. And that's what makes it so awesome.
And the fight is surprisingly even. Yes, Jake has the advantage of having actual powers, but Finn is a great fighter who thinks fast. And who knows better than anyone how to fight Finn and Jake than, well, Finn and Jake?

Number 2: Dad's Dungeon.

One day, Finn and Jake finds and old message from their dead dad. He tells them that he has made them the greatest dungeon to explore, filled up with monsters, traps and all kinds of fun stuff. But only Jake knows that their dad made the dungeon because he thought Finn was a wimp who needed to be toughen up. And it seems like it has the opposite effect.
Besides being good old AT fun, the episode is also what it's like being unsure whatever you live up to your parents expectations, or worse; if you parents expected anything from you to begin with. And the episode also gave us a good idea of what kind of guy Joshua was.

Number 1: Card Wars.

Oddly enough, one of the best episodes through he entire show is one of the least action-packed ones.
Jake is depressed because Rainicorn don't want to play the trading-card game "Card Wars" with him anymore, since he always win. In order to cheer him up, Finn asks Jake to teach him how to play, so that they can play together.
Only one problem; Finn is apparently a Card Wars prodigy, and Jake stops being depressed and instead gets grumpy.
I think we all know the feeling of being good at something(like a specific game) and wanting our friends to do it with you, only to learn that they are better than you at it, which can be kinda irritating.
It also reminds us cardgame players how weird and over-complicated it may look when we play and talk an entirely new language that no one understands but nerds(I floop the pig).
But what make this possibly the third best episode of the entire show is that it's about friendship being challenged by something as unimportant as a game. Jake almost becomes the villain of the e, and it's up to Finn to find a way to make sure that winning the game won't end up as the greatest failure.

That's all for now. Next time; more Steven Universe.
I'm Waezi2, and thanks for wasting time with me.