Hey uh, just cause you don’t have the context for the political subtexts in japanese media doesn’t mean they’re not there. And just cause you don’t speak japanese and exclusively follow japanese porn artists that doesn’t mean that japanese people never talk about politics on the internet. Japan very much does have politics and people with political opinions in it and isn’t some apolitical escapist utopia like alot of weaboos imagine it to be.
#I think I read somewhere #That one the average Japanese fiction is *more* deliberately political than its American counterpart #Because the right wing has so thoroughly smashed the left wing in 'proper' political institutions #That fiction is the only place the left wing has even a semblance of a chance of fighting back
I know Black Mask can genuinely be an intimidating villain (which I hope he is for the Birds of Prey movie) but the #1 version of him that I’ll always love is him in Under the Red Hood when he just has one banger line of dialogue after another. Also his beady little eyes are so fricken funny.
the way he interacts with everyone is gold
#Trash Winick's other stuff all you want #But this era of Batman was solid gold
order, not counting new formes, we’ve got Donkey Kong, Are You Tired Of Fire Bipeds Yet
Because Nintendo Isn’t, Scaliebait, the Best Crow, Chip n Dale, Just
A Sheep, Abstract Grass Type #2348, Yet Another Fox, Doge, Tapeworm,
Some Cartoon Bug, Twoface, Koopa Is Pissed, Abstract Sculpture,
Fishbones, Bluebird Of Unhappiness, That’s Not How Snakes Work, Mrs
Potts, Global Warming, Elephant Punch, The Goddamn Krampus, A Digimon,
the GOOD FUZZ BUG,
Centipedes-in-my-Balls-its-More-Likely-Than-You-Think, Someone Put A
Splatoon Character in Here, RoboDragon, Someone Put A Minecraft
Character in Here, Sea Urchin, A Child in a Costume, A Literal Apple
(Probably With Tapeworms), Actual Meme From the Early 2000s, Fire Ze
Missile Dragons, Roman Tortoise Formation, Has Science Gone Too Far,
Woofs, and Fuckin…. HR Geiger designs a Pokemon.
For years now, former Archie Sonic writer Ken Penders has been most well known for his legal battles with Archie and Sega in which he acquired the rights to his characters and stories. Among dedicated Sonic fans, he’s also known for his bad tweets and strange art style.
You know what doesn’t come up as often? The actual content of his stories.
Sure, everyone vaguely knows the Archie comics are weird, and it’s easy to find goofy out-of-context panels. But that’s only skimming the surface. What’s up with the bizarre recurring themes in his stories? The obsession with asshole dads? The weird attempts at mature themes? Dingo firing squads executing civilians? A cartoon bee dying from eating an LSD-laced chili dog? Distasteful allusions to the Holocaust? Implications that teenage Sonic characters were having sex off-screen? Why did any of this happen?
Few can answer this, because few want to analyze over 100 issues of mediocre furry soap opera comics with bad politics. I mean, there’s no shortage of good Sonic comics you could read instead. Who would be stupid enough to do that?
Me. My name is Bobby Schroeder, and I’m stupid enough.
Five years ago, I started a blog to archive my journey through Archie Sonic. I jokingly gave it the name “Thanks, Ken Penders.” Now, in 2019, I’ve finally finished reading every issue the man ever wrote for Sonic the Hedgehog and its spinoffs. To close out this first leg of my journey, I’d like to take some time to summarize what the fuck is up with Ken Penders’ bizarre Sonic comics.
i think the funniest and realist thing i’ve realized lately is how troubling idealization can be. every person is just… a person. the very people you want to impress or be apart of are just people. even if they seem wildly intimidating because of the way they look or because of their reputation, every one is just a person. human. as embarrassing, as remorseful and they are going through stages of growth just like you are. we only see what we want to see and then drown ourselves further in our own depression and we don’t have to.
Like i know all of the bad shit that gets written about damian is from shitty writers but like if we can ignore that cant we ignore the bs grant morrison did to talia’s character just bc he has some mommy issues
republicans will be like “pull yourself by your bootstraps” and then make fun of AOC for having been a bartender
that’s because that’s not the Republican approved way to pull yourself by your own bootstraps, which is getting millions of dollars in stock from your parents
Your daily reminder that ‘pull yourself up by your own bootstraps’ is literally a term that was used in the 1800s to describe someone who was trying to do the impossible - it’s impossible to pull yourself up by your own bootstraps, and every time conservatives use that phrase they prove how stupid they are.
The peacock isn’t a bi-color peacock, it’s a pied peacock which isn’t considered a color mutation it is considered a pattern mutation. Peafowl also DO have color mutations, like so:
Purple peacock vs Blue Wild Type:
The cardinal isn’t a bi-color cardinal it is a bilateral gyandromorph cardinal- it’s right half appears female and its left half appears male. Both halves are normally colored for their sex.
Erythrism, if you don’t know, is an overproduction of red pigment, usually with a reduction in or absence of other pigments. The “strawberry” leopard is erythristic. Bonus fact, Anerythristic (Anery for short) animals also exist, where the red pigment is reduced and the darker pigments are prominent. Here’s an anery corn snake (corn snakes are normally very red):
The pink dolphin isn’t a color mutation, it’s an amazon pink dolphin- they also come in grey. Given that “pink” is literally in the name, I think it’s safe to say it’s not a mutation but just how they are supposed to look.
The orange alligator isn’t a genetic mutation, it is believed to have been stained that color by rust in the mud it was using to hibernate. In short, it’s just dirty.
The crow is likely partially leucistic (and at a guess I would GUESS the “blonde” elk is also partially leucistic the same way, given her blue eyes, or else they are experience hypomelanism, which is a reduction in - but not absence of - melanin pigment only, resulting in an animal that still produces reds and yellows [and thus browns] but not blacks), such that it shows in a reduction in total pigment production, but not piebald, which would show in an absence of pigment cells resulting in white patches, like this piebald raven:
Additionally, there’s a species of crow called a pied crow, which looks like it’s wearing a white tank top and I just think is neat:
and lastly, the zebra looks to be a baby, and zebra babies are often born brown and white and come into their starker black and white color as they mature- again, not an actual color mutation, just how they look at one life stage.