noticing there’s a weird divide between the attitudes of Hellsing Fans
like the fans of the gonzo anime have some pretty strong rose tinted glasses imo
“Hellsing Ultimate is terrible. It’s script is crap and it has horrible cgi. The original is so much better in every way.” They cry to the heavens.
L M A O
okay but the anime is horribly divergent from the manga storyline and therefore non canon and it aged badly. Not just in terms of quality but also visual style. Also it has very poor consistency in animation quality and style through the whole TV series. The main villain Incognito didn’t even fit in the universe at all in terms of visual design, if anything he looked like a rejected early design for Megamind.
Ultimate’s animation quality can stand up to animes that have come out in the past year and it’s cgi is still better than the shit that was used in the Sailor Moon Crystal 3D
When I first saw an edit of two Disney princesses together I shed a tear. I really don’t think you realise how much you’re affected by everyday heteronormativity in media until you’re shown exactly what has been missing from your life. I never realised how much it meant for me to see two female characters in a sweet & innocent way. So often same sex relationships are viewed as hyper-sexual and something to protect young people from, or they don’t have a happy ending. I’m so grateful for the community of artists on Tumblr that create these edits and in turn create this world that shows just how wrong they’ve got it. Love is beautiful in all of its forms.
I was going to heavily meta about 12x11 and the in depth analysis of it all …. bla bla bla.
But honestly it just takes one sentence:
It’s all about proving that performing!Dean exists, that Dean is hiding his “true” self behind a facade, that if he didn’t have the memories of his shitty upbringing and all the pain in his life he would be different in some ways, but still the same in others, softer, more open, more trusting, he’d openly love Dory the fish (insert Cas = fish meta and Jensen saying Cas would be Dory), but also how he is still innately clever and kind and a kickass hunter.
In conclusion 12x11 is about:
1. The showrunner and writers explicitly revealing Performing!Dean and getting the audience ready for the facade coming down in a much more obvious way moving forwards in the show.
2. Bi!Dean and Destiel as a result of this.
3. The brainwashing / control aspects of this latter part of the season - it is the heart who makes you who you really are, not the memories. But the memories fashion your character beyond this. I think this is also an interesting discussion to be had around the heart being involved in the choices you make, in the whole heart = free will discussion around the control/brainwashing thing now. With Dean, without his memories, still making the choice to defy orders, to get out of the car to go save the day at the end of the episode, because that is who he really is.
Which also leads to an interesting question around Sam. Sam saying that Dean is becoming “not himself” during this episode brings up all kinds of questions around how much Sam understands Dean and who he thinks Dean really is. Does he see below the facade or not? Does he glimpse at it from time to time? Is he completely under Performing!Dean’s spell?
LET US NOT FORGET THAT DEAN, FULLY CONSCIOUS AND NOT MAGICALLY ZAPPED IN ANY WAY MADE THE CHOICE TO GO RIDE LARRY AND THEN DIDN’T BALK AWAY FROM IT IN THE END WHEN SAM MADE IT SOUND LIKE IT WAS A BIT WEIRD, HE WAS ACTUALLY JUST KIND OF PROUD OF IT. JUST SAYING.
Basically, this is just another post from me about how Andrew Dabb is setting the whole show up for endgame positive ending, Performing!Dean deconstruction, end of the bro-dependency and Destiel. There are other aspects too e.g. around Sam and Cas, but this episode was all about Dean so :)
the weird thing about the view count and the original being reuploaded and bla bla bla has ALL been brought to my attention i assure you. everyone stop being babies and flaming the creator of the undertale one