Cow-Hollow

Honestly I think part of the reasons cartoons nowadays are failing is because so many focus on comedy.

Comedy isn’t bad when the jokes are actually funny and aren’t stolen from the internet.

The issue is that they take action oriented shows (Powerpuff Girls, Teen Titans) and turn them into shows that are nothing more than cash cows for the network that bank on the fame of the original while doing nothing to live up to it. A number of cartoons now fizzle out after so many seasons because they simply can’t maintain an audience. The issue is that kids grow up. Eventually the humor and stolen jokes become old to them while cartoons that should have fizzled out are kept going and out on repeat (Looking at you TTG)

“You’re dead if you aim only for kids. Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.” - Walt Disney.

I think that is a quote any cartoonist, comic maker, writer, etc. who aims or gears their works towards children should have in their notebook or animation guide. Why? Because it’s true. So many cartoons are lame because they have no growth with the audience or any appeal beyond a young audience that is subject to lose interest at the drop of a hat. For some reason, it seems like cartoon makers are afraid of making a cartoon that has dark elements to it.

I’m not saying people should make dark cartoons just for the sake of it because that’s what will appeal to kids. Rather, I’m saying there is nothing wrong with having a dark theme in your cartoon or having the characters deal with issues. It doesn’t even have to be truly dark.

For example, The Powerpuff Girls had an episode that showed the actually dangerous or downside to the girls powers when they moved out of Townsville. They had an episode that dealt with toxic relationships (the episode with Buttercup having a crush on Ace). They had an episode that dealt with insecurities on a number of occasions, etc. all while maintaining a sense of laughter and cheerfulness.

Static Shock dealt with homophobia, Racism (the episode where Static met Richie’s father) and gun violence and bullying (the episode where Jimmy was bullied and brought a gun to school with the intention of killing his bullies). They had an episode where Static had to come to terms with his mother’s death.

Captain Planet obviously dealt with pollution and environmental dangers, but also had an episode dedicated towards HIV and suicide.

Steven Universe attracts a wide range of people to the show due to the variety of issues presented in the show. Grief, LGBT issues, etc.

Gumball is a genuinely comedic show that doesn’t rely on memes and jokes stolen from the internet for the sole basis of its writing. The characters are likable and funny without having to be total douchebags to each other.

Shows that attract a wide range of viewers are good shows and they deserve the attention over some cash cow that is a hollow shell of the original.

With so many shows from the 90s getting revivals and reboots, I can only hope that they don’t fall into the shoes of PPG 2016 and TTG.

Kids deserve better than just hollow jokes and shells of the original show that they will outgrow. Kids deserve shows that actually stick with them till adulthood.

the last design i had made for modern Minotaurs made no sense.. their clothes were dull and their anatomy was awful. so i redid them with enough research.

based on the ancient Greeks and Indian culture i figured that minotaurs would wear very loose clothes, like robes! they’re very peaceful too!

funfact: 

in Greek mythology because king Minos didn’t sacrifice the bull send by Poseidon, Poseidon made the king’s wife fall in love with the bull. then she went through all the trouble of letting a wooden hollow cow be made for her to climb into and have. and that’s how Minotaurs came to be. literally 

anonymous asked:

How do you think the fell bros + fell grillby and the sf bros + sf grillby react to finding out their beautiful crush is secretly a glamoured Huldra woman (Norwegian mythical creature with a cows tail and hollow back). They find out when she accidentally grabs something red hot but is totally fine after dropping it. Maybe she's so startled by slipping up that her glamour (that makes her look human) falls to reveal her ethereal appearance! :)

(Quick google search revealed that Huldras are probably connected to Frau Holle, and since I loved the fairy tale about her I’m super glad about this information

UF Sans: He is…scared. At first. He is fine with surprises, but his initial reaction is fear, so give him a few moments to get his bearings again before you explain what you are. He is….pretty ok with it. Like, he is a walking, mustard drinking skeleton, if you where ok with that, he is ok with you having a tail and not beeing hurt by hot things. He is a bit disappointed that you haven’t told him before, but he gets that you probably had a reason.

UF Papyrus: He let’s out a squeek. And actual squeek. He is pretty easily startled, and you grabbing something extremly hot and then suddenly changing into your true form is pretty damn startling. Explain him what you are in the fastest way possible, he doesn’t have the patience to listen to long explenations and migth panick if you don’t reassure him that it’s still you. Otherwise hes fine with you beeing who you are, he will be a bit grumpy for the next few days because you didn’t tell him earlier (and because he is embaressed by his reaction).

UF Grillby: “What the fuck!” His flames flare wildly, he is already in a defensive stance. But he get’s his cool back pretty quickly and gives you time to explaine. Afterwards he will chuckles sligthly, you really manged to surprise him, that’s not an easy thing to do. He grows pretty fond of your tail.

SF Sans: He is all over you in an instance, he is so floored by yoir appearance. And especially by your skill to touch hot things without sustaining any damage. He wants you to become his battle buddy, you two would be unstoppable in his opinion. 

SF Papyrus: He is so fascinated by you true form, the nerd in him is screaming. Please tell him everything about yourself. But he wont pressure you, trying to keep his cool, but his eyes are shimmering in excitement.

SF Grillby: He proptly stumbles over his feet. However one manges to do so while standing still. He will first and foremost make sure you are actually unhurt, he knows exactly what nasty wound extrem heat can cause. After that he studies you with a warm gazy. He is very fond of different creatures, he has a few fiery pets that he acquired because of that reason. That doesnt mean he will treat you differently, but at least he stopps worrying that he could hirt you if his control over his flames slips

Glaistig

The Glaistig is a type of ghost in Scottish mythology, as well as a type of fuath (malevolent water spirit). Her Gaelic name translates to “water imp”.

Description

She may appear either as a beautiful woman or a monstrous mien. She is often depicted as a half-woman half-goat (similar to a Satyr). The lower goat half of her hybrid form is usually disguised by a long, flowing green robe or dress, and the woman often appears grey with long golden hair.

She is said to frequent lochs and rivers in the Highlands of Scotland.

There are variations surrounding whether or not Glaistig is benevolent or malevolent.

Some stories have her luring men to her lair with her enchanting song or dance, where she would then drink their blood. Other such tales have her casting stones in the path of travellers or throwing them off course.

However, in other sources she is said to be a type of tutelary deity and protector of cattle and herders, and in at least one legend in Scotland, the town of Ach-na-Creige had such a spirit protecting the cattle herds. The townsfolk, in gratitude, poured milk from the cows into a hollowed-out stone for her to drink. According to the same legend, her protection was revoked after one local youth poured boiling milk into the stone, burning her. She has also been described in some folklore as watching over children while their mothers milked the cows and fathers watched over the herds.

The Green Lady

Another rendition of the Glaistig legend is that she was once a mortal noblewoman, to whom a “faerie” nature had been given or who was cursed with the goat’s legs and immortality, and since has been known as “The Green Lady”. She might either be benign, watching over houses and looking after the weak mind, cause poltergeist activity, or appear as a vengeful ghost

In some tales, she was the daughter of a lord who was murdered in a green dress, and then stuffed unceremoniously up the chimney by a servant. It is said that her footsteps can still be heard as she walks the castle in sadness.

However there is another variation on the Green Lady legend. It tells of a mortal woman who lived on an island near the Firth of Clyde and who was smitten by the faeries and was granted her unspoken wish to become one of them. Afterwards, she dedicated herself to watching over the cattle of the island until a farmer offended her greatly through rude treatment and she left, making her way to the mainland by leaping to nearby islets before snagging her hoof in the rigging of a passing ship. She, according to this tale, fell into the ocean and presumably drowned, or at any rate was never seen again.