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dana-in-wonderland  asked:

Rainbow hair, early mornings sipping coffee with someone special, Saturday morning cartoons while eating cereal. Fuzzy socks and lots of pillows and blankets (pillow forts anyone).

Okay wow, way to make me swoon! I love you so much AAAAAA. (But also, very accurate!!!) <3

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Our last women’s history month post this month is also in honor of Transgender Day of Visibility on the voice actress Maddie Blaustein. Maddie was a major voice actor and creator in various industries, and if you grew up with anime, you’ve probably heard her voice at one time or another. Maddie was a transgender woman who worked for several companies.

Maddie was born in October 1960 in Long Island, New York. She was the second-oldest of five siblings, and was Jewish. She was born intersex and began transitioning later on in her life. She was a fairly well-known activist for transgender rights within the community. She has been credited with other names in work, including Madeline Blaustein and Kendra Bancroft

Maddie was perhaps most well known for her work as a voiceover actress, primarily in anime. She worked for family dubbing company 4kids, which was a New York-based company that dubbed anime for saturday morning cartoons. Perhaps her most famous role was that of the talking pokemon Meowth in the famous franchise, a role she carried for several seasons. She also portrayed Pokemon characters Lt. Surge and Bill, along with many minor characters. Other famous roles that she took on include that of Solomon Mutou (Yugi’s grandfather) in the anime Yu-Gi-Oh! and  Chef Kawasaki in the english dub of the anime Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

She voiced a large number of characters in her lifetime, one of her most recent roles being that of Satorious in Yugioh GX. She was arguably one of 4kids’ more famous voice actors, having at least one role in almost all of their properties. Some of the other 4Kids dubs she had a role in include Ultimate Muscle, One Piece, and Cubix. She acted in other things as well, including the characters Li Zhuzhen and Colonel Hyuga in the game Shadow Hearts. She also portrayed characters in Samurai Deeper Kyo and Slayers Try.In the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, she played the robot Omega in several games as well as the president in Shadow the Hedgehog

Maddie did often work outside of animation. She wrote and did art for several comics, including Static, Power Pachyderms, and Hardware. She was an active content developer for the game Second Life under the name Kendra Bancroft, and gained a good reputation for her skills as a 3D modeler. She was also the creative director for the Weekly World News for a time. Her brother Jeremy Blaustein is a translator and video game localizer. 

Maddie passed away in late 2008 from an untreated stomach virus. Memorials poured in from fans who grew up with her work all over the internet.

Her work in anime, comics, and voice acting is not forgotten and lives on with the people who grew up listening to her work. Her impact on the anime industry in the west has been felt by many, and her dedication to excellence as an artist and a person is not forgotten. 

speaking as someone that loves toys a lot i gotta say it’s absolutely bonkers how overwatch, one of the most toyetic franchises in recent memory, has absolutely no toyline to speak of outside of funko pops and the odd waifu nendoroid

like… overwatch feels like it’s based off of a toyline. it feels like it’s the perfect video game to accompany your favorite saturday morning cartoon. i should have a little Genji figure with a button that launches spring-loaded cyborg armor to reveal gross organic zombie bits underneath. i should have a gigantic orisa toy that shoots missiles. those should exist. but they just… don’t? its bizarre. 

The signs as colors

Aries: the burning orange of a sunset, red converse shoes, sunflowers on a summer day, the light coming through the windows on a warm afternoon, citrus peels

Taurus: long green grass blowing in the wind, blush, rose wine, the light coming through the trees in spring, clover patches in the park, mint and chocolate

Gemini: the faded tan of old books, the soft tones a candle gives off in a dark room, lemonade, sidewalk chalk, khaki overalls, a rubber duck, key lime pie, bees on flowers

Cancer: honey, pearls and silk, the patchwork of colors on an old quilt, daisies, the warm tan of fresh bread, baby’s breath and lavender, vanilla bean ice cream

Leo: the gold of a sunrise, a bonfire at night, ginger ale, when the leaves are changing colors as fall is coming, sparklers, glitter, bloody noses and smiles, confetti on the dancefloor  

Virgo: aloe and cucumber, iced tea, dusty evening skies, mahogany tables, old coffee mugs as the thrift store, softly scented lotion, lilacs, sheer pale window curtains in the breeze

Libra: hazy gold framed artwork, creamy silk pajamas, light washed jeans and a soft pink cardigan, honeydew melons, bubble tea, fairy lights, tan sketchbook paper and white ink

Scorpio: the green and purple of the sky just before a storm hits, neon lights on wet asphalt, undereye circles, coffee and cigarettes, band t-shirts, sour gummy worms, the night sky when there is no other light than the stars and moon

Sagittarius: cranberry juice, hello kitty bandaids on scraped knees, carousel lights, old stains, your favorite plaid shirt, cherries on a picnic blanket, the two minutes before and after the sun goes down

Capricorn: the swirls as cream and coffee mix together, the light coming into a dusty room, an old journal, the faded bench by the river trail, toffee and almonds, a big sweater 

Aquarius: midday sky with puffy little clouds in it, the color of a swimming pool, the glow of a computer screen, Mountain Dew Voltage, saturday morning cartoons, primary colors

Pisces: Monet lily pads, saltwater taffy and cotton candy, old paint palettes, wildflowers, tumbled chrysocolla and labradorite gems, sunsets on the river, dewey moss, bathbombs

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Did Writing and Research for Saberspark’s Latest. Very proud of this one and how Saber explained what really ruined Saturday Morning Cartoons. Which is way more complicated and interesting then you think it is. 

What Ruined….Saturday Morning Cartoons?

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The Saturday morning cartoon The Fake AH Crew!! 

A friendly gang of criminals set out to have a good time of fun in the nice city of Los Santos. This totally kids-friendly show takes the crew out on heists, things to do’s and simle play time to goof around. No swearing, no killing each other, no mugging, no raging anger and hatred and no one ever fucks up and ruins everything for the 104th time like somekind of asshole. nope. none at all.

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My top ten Saturday Morning Cartoons because I’m bored

10. Jackie Chan Adventures
9. Freakazoid
8. Secret Saturdays
7. Static Shock
6. W.I.T.C.H
5. Storm Hawks
4. Shinzo
3. Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force Go
2. Legion of Superheroes
1. Code Lyoko

-siiiiigh- Right in the obsessive nostalgia

Cartoon TF2

One of my favorite things in the world is applying cartoony physics to ‘real-life’ shows/media, etc. So I started thinking over what TF2 would be like if it had something like an old Saturday morning cartoon from the 50′s:

  • Scout dashing away from something ala roadrunner style, leaving just a scout-shaped cloud of dust behind
  • Engie as the resident inventor / ‘builder-of-something-that-brings-shenanigans-for-the-episode’ guy
  • Soldier always rocket-jumping, leaving just a trail behind him as he blasts into the distance (and probably impacts with a big boom)
  • Sniper falling asleep at the most inopportune times as a running gag, and ‘has pets that look normal but are actually monsters’ trope
  • Spy being able to magically appear if you ask for him, or to turn around only to have him right in front of you again.
  • Heavy being able to eat anything and everything, and is surprisingly aware of the audience and references it
  • Pyro setting someone on fire, letting them turn into an ash pile/have soot blown all over their face.
  • Medic having overly large, comically sword-sized needles to stab people with. His medical bag also seems to have infinite hammerspace.
  • Demo always using cartoon bombs and using a powder trail to light things up, only for it to go horribly awry
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On Sept. 25, 1965, ABC debuted The Beatles, a 30-minute Saturday morning cartoon that became an instant ratings smash for the network. A few years before they all lived in a yellow submarine, the British rockers were first immortalized in animated glory, lending their music – but not their actual speaking voices – to the show.

The Fab Four hated the show at first, but later embraced its campy portrayal of the period when they still sported mop tops and suits. “I still get a blast out of watching the Beatles cartoons on TV,” John Lennon said in 1972.

“I always kind of liked [the cartoons],” George Harrison said in 1999. “They were so bad or silly that they were good, if you know what I mean. And I think the passage of time might make them more fun now.”