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If the turtles were characters in Riverdale:

WARNING: NONE

A/N: Not requested, I am just obsessed with that show and thought this would be funny :)

Leonardo: Archie Andrews

Because they are both natural born leaders, with a need to look after those they love, as well as themselves. Also blue is totally their colour.


Raphael: Chuck Clayton

They are both easily tempered, and quick to start fights. Raph might not be as vindictive as Chuck, but I still think their short-fuse personalities are similar. As well, look at their lips <3


Donatello: Jughead Jones

Because they are both the smart, endearing friends in the group. They have similar nerdy qualities, and are both quite quiet in comparison to the rest of their friends. As well, Jughead and Donnie both view themselves as weird.


Michelangelo: Kevin Keller

They are both enthusiastic, like all of the time, and when they aren’t, you can tell. They just want to have fun, and be with their friends, while trying to find happiness wherever they can. Kevin has his sexuality that makes love not so easy, and Mikey is, well, a turtle. 

Listen Here Fellow Shellheads

i am a fan of the ORIGINAL comics, the 1987 cartoon series, 1990 movies, 2k3 series, 2k7 movie, the new idw comics, the crossover tmnt movie (Turtles Forever) with the different verses, the 2k12 series, AND i watched the little TMNT series on Fox growing up when they teamed up with the power rangers AND i even powered through the Archie comics…

and i LIKED the 2k14 movie… so, really? really?! Who are you to call anyone who liked this movie “childish” or “not a true fan” listen here, bub… your snot ass doesn’t get to mock others for what they like or don’t like, especially fans that have been around as long as I have… so get off your high horse— i saw aspects of ALL the past versions in this movie, and the largest complaints are just so… dumb…

01: I haven’t seen it yet, because its Michael Bay (well he didn’t direct it, so it ISNT fucked up. You def see aspects of Bay in the film, but he wasn’t the one in the drivers seat, get that through your head—and any argument i see with someone who hasn’t seen the movie yet will be laughed at)

02. I don’t like slight flirtations of Mikey (well, considering that Mikey actually got a princessnamed seri pregnant in the original comics, and was a massive flirt as well in the 80’s series and 90’s movies, it really isn’t unfathomable that he’d find april attractive and FLIRT….)

03. I don’t like their noses. Yeah? well in the 80’s it was the belt buckles. in the 90’s movies it was the spots. in the 2k3 cartoons it was the white eyes… in 2k12 series it was the three toes….. there is always something… so really… the noses aren’t going to change…

IMO the characterizations were spot on, the story was good, and yes some scenes were heavy on April… but the turtles weren’t swept under the rug. April’s back story resembles the IDW comics which i love. She isn’t some mary sue that runs scared and hides… she’s an ambitious fighter who can go out and get things done without the help of the turtles which i LIKE. we needed those heavy april scenes to get HOW the turtles were made and HOW she affected them before meeting them… its insane that you are all calling this a ‘megan fox only film’ when really, it wasn’t— i’m happy they made april more upfront and not hidden in the background like the 2k3 series.honestly every attack on those that like it has been elementary reasoning my fave being 'its not like the 2k12 series, so i don’t like it’… just…

i’ve been a fan for almost my entire life. and i liked the new movie… so there.

It’s always the same: I stand triumphant. My deadliest enemies lie rotting beneath my feet… I rule. I absolutely rule. No one will ever mess with me again… Nothing will ever do me harm…
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And then it begins to rain. But the rain hurts… real bad… But I don’t mind. In fact, I like the pain so much that I’m laughing…
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That’s the part that wakes me up – the fact that I’m laughing, that I’m enjoying it… I don’t even care that I’m a living skeleton…
—  Raphael (TMNT Adventures #62)
Robotnik Art Historia- Part Two: The Road to Endgame

Hello there, and welcome to the Robotnik Art Historia, where we journey through the various artistic interpretations of the dearly depraved doc over the course of Archie Sonic’s existence! 

In this installment, we observe some the later artists who contributed over the course of what was considered The Classic Era, leading up to issue 50. While many of the regular artists were firmly in place by this point (Manak, Spaziante and Mawhinney), there were still others who would step up from time to time. Many of these artists worked sporadically on the book during this time and after it, with one rather major exception- none the less, each one put a fairly unique stylistic spin on the doc, for better or worse. And that’s what this is all about. 

6. Brian Thomas 

Brian Thomas, prior to coming to Sonic, was an artist for Archie’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Adventures book, and also did work on the ‘Mighty Mutanimals’ spinoff. By this point the Archie TMNT comic had been cancelled for a while now, and it was likely he was bumped onto the TMNT book under the basis that his experience in drawing humanoid animals would be a boon. Jury’s out on that front, but he wasn’t a bad fit all the same. His Robotnik tended to be drawn with somewhat thin limbs, and he made Robotnik’s nose more bulbous…in that respect, his design was actually closer to that of the Sonic games than the SatAM show. 

7. Richard Koslowski 

Rich Koslowski was an inker who got to do pencils for a single story, issue 37′s “Bunnie’s Worst Nightmare”. There is not a lot to say about his take on Robotnik other than the fact that he seems to be a middle ground between Mawhinney’s and Thomas’, possessing the visible black pupils of the latter and the overgrown nose of the other. Uniquely though, his depiction of Robotnik would see to treat what is normally Robotnik’s iris as being his actual eye, with the black ‘sclera’ seemingly being the shadows around his eye, a creative conceit that was actually contemplated in SatAM’s concept art before moving on to the final design. An interesting coincidence, to be sure. 

8. Manny Galan

A fresh young face at Archie, Galan much like Spaz took some time to really get things down right, but to his credit Galan really managed to do Robotnik justice, drawing him as a massive, menacing sort that was all too appropriate for the character. Galan started out on the Sonic book proper, but his ‘big break’ came when he did the art on the Sonic Quest miniseries. Galan would then become particularly famous for being the main artist on the Knuckles the Echidna series. Over time his style would evolve to become more anime-esque, but whatever the particular period, he always drew the Big Round Guy Well. 

9. Kyle Hunter

Working primarily as a colorist, Kyle Hunter did pencils for exactly one issue of Sonic, so there’s not a lot to say really. His take on Robotnik is fairly standard, though weirdly enough he was depicted as ultra-detailed on the first page and then far toonier on the second. Why this is, I have no idea- but either way, his Robotnik was competently handled if not particular noteworthy, seeming to take cues from Spaz’s depiction. 

10. Nelson Ortega 

Nelson Ortega is a bit of an odd one. He did several issues for the book, and a lot of that artwork looks… kinda lousy, in all honesty. However, his one bit of Pro-Art, pictured on the left there, demonstrates that he is in fact a stellar artist. This leads me to believe that the lack of skill demonstrated in the book proper may fall on the inker… who, ironically enough, was the previously examined Brian Thomas. Anyway, despite the problems with the final art in the book, his depiction of Robotnik is pretty impressive all the same, ESPECIALLY in the pro-art piece. It’s just a shame would couldn’t have seen more like the latter rather than the former. 

11. Sam Maxwell 

One of the last additions to the ‘classical’ era of the book, Sam Maxwell’s style tended to throw a lot of people for a loop. VERY rubbery and cartoony, many have claimed that his characters look like they’re stuffed with balloons, and a lot of the times the proportions on his characters would shift from page to page or even panel to panel. How good or bad a fit he was depends on your personal tastes, and honestly I always kinda liked his style. His Robotnik was also pretty distinct looking, with a lot of emphasis placed on his teeth and the absolutely MASSIVE size of his ear implants. Maxwell would linger on a while after Endgame and even contribute a bit of pro-Art before disappearing into the ether. 

And with that, the second installment of the Robotnik Art Historia comes to a close! Sufficed to say, the art didn’t want for variety in these days, and that trend would continue in the time period we’ll be covering tomorrow- the Post Endgame Era! 

anonymous asked:

Could you write pre-PC where Leo shares his first kiss experience with his brothers?? I need that kind of bro fluff in my life!!!

Leonardo’s face is a charming pink when he comes home, a soft smile touching the corners of his mouth, and he falters when he finds all three of his little brothers grinning at him in the foyer.

“What?” he says suspiciously.

“Oh, nothing,” Donatello replies, overly impartial. “How was practice?”

“Fine.”

“You look a little red,” Raphael puts in, leaning over Michelangelo to peer at their older brother in a mockery of frowning concern. “Did you walk home or something?”

“No.” Yoshi lifts his eyes over the newspaper to watch his eldest fidget with the strap of his sports bag, amused fondness cradling his heart in warm hands. Leonardo’s eyes flicker from Raphael’s as he adds, “Miles gave me a lift.”

“On his bike?” Michelangelo pipes up, and Leonardo softens for him.

“Yeah.”

“Where’d you ride?” Donatello looks politely interested, but the bright glee in his eyes is telling. “Handlebars?”

“No, oh my god. He has passenger pegs, Don.”

But the flush in Leonardo’s face is fuller, climbing his cheekbones, and his brothers’ delight isn’t mean-spirited in the slightest.

“I bet you made a pretty cute couple,” Raphael says. Then, grinning like the cat who caught the canary, he continues, “Bet Miles thought so, too, if the way he was mackin’ on you was any indication.”

Leonardo sputters, looking shocked, and then annoyed, and then mortified in short order. “You were spying on me!”

And finally his little brothers give into their good humor, dissolving into laughter and clatters of ‘looking out the front window isn’t spying, Leo’ and ‘you really do make a cute couple, honest’ and Yoshi smiles secretly at the harmless teasing, and the rambunctious way they show affection. When Leonardo darts a helpless look in his father’s direction, Yoshi shares the smile with him.

“So come on, tell us,” Raphael says some time later, still grinning. “What was it like?”

“Um,” Leonardo says eloquently. “Bumpy? Our noses got in the way.” He rubs the offending extremity with his fingers, but he’s grinning a little, bright eyes downcast. “But we figured it out, and it was – nice.”

“How romantic,” little Michelangelo sighs peacefully, and Yoshi joins his sons in kind laughter this time.

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#2) STREET SHARKS (1994)

 an American-Canadian animated television series about crime-fighting half-man/half-sharks. It was produced by DIC Entertainment and aired from 1994 to 1995, originally as a part of the Amazin’ Adventures lineup. Later, in 1996, the Street Sharks teamed up with the Dino Vengers and the show became “Dino Vengers Featuring Street Sharks”. It was created to promote an existing Mattel toy line of the same name. The creators were David Siegel and Joe Galliani of Mr. Joe’s Really Big Productions.

A university professor named Dr. Robert Bolton had invented a gene-manipulation device for peaceful uses on animals with his fellow professor named Dr. Luther Paradigm. In the first episode, Dr. Paradigm tested his gene-manipulation techniques (which was referred to as “gene-slamming”) on a marlin and a lobster which resulted in the creations of Slash and Slobster. Dr. Robert Bolton attempted to destroy Paradigm’s research and was transformed into an unseen inhuman monstrosity by the evil scientist using the gene-slamming device on him before escaping. Dr. Paradigm later kidnapped Bolton’s four sons John, Bobby, Coop, and Clint to transform them into sharks

Why was it cool?: EVERYBODY KNEW IT WAS A RIP-OFF AND THAT DIDN’T MATTER.

Ladies, gentleman, and everyone else I give you the TMNT rip-off to end all rip-offs.

This series is so stupid, so ill-conceived, and transparently a blatant toy vehicle. Look at those character designs, look at those bad guys, look at the vehicles, look at all the weapons. There’s so much advertising going on that the characters could have tattoos of other Mattel franchises and nobody would bat an eye.

At the time of its relevancy everybody knew it was a rip off. Kids, parents, even your uninformed senile grandparents who just knew their grand kids “liked the show with the turtles” knew Street Sharks was a rip-off.

Yet that never came up as a problem because the franchise is SO FREAKING BAD ASS. Sharks are one of the coolest sea dwelling animals, and one of the deadliest predators on the planet so of course boys were going to be suckered in by it. This was helped completely by the fact that the toys were really awesome.

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they were big, thick, durable, and they were the right size that they fit in well enough to play with our Ninja Turtle figures.

The series isn’t really anything to write home about. It’s the same as TMNT; the heroes fight other mutants, coin a bunch of shark related catchphrases, and eat their favorite foods. It doesn’t really get much more involved than that.]

Except it gets EVEN MORE AWESOME in the later season of the TV show when the Street Sharks teamed up with another team called the Dino Vengers; alien dinosaur super heroes.

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They were later rebranded as Extreme Dinosaurs for their own spin-off series.

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But man, sharks and dinosaurs? What was going on at Mattel in the 90s that they were so in-tune with the things boys loved?

It was an advertisement campaign that worked in spades, and it was glorious.

The only downside is… the dreams of many children, of a crossover between TMNT and Street Sharks never came to light. Not in any medium; animated, live action, comic, or even web cartoon.

It was just not meant to be.

TRIVIA

  • In 1996, Archie Comics released a short-lived comic book series based on Street Sharks. They published a three-issue mini-series which were based on the first three episodes of the series, and a regular comic series, which lasted three issues.
  • every episode title has a shark pun

CLOSING THOUGHTS

Other than the total absurdity and bad assness of the franchise, nothing about it is really that memorable by anybody other than those who were religiously dedicated to it and had tons of the toys.

That’s the folly Street Sharks has in being such a gigantic rip-off of TMNT, it came and went, and hasn’t really been heard from since. It could stand to be revived since the toy line was so quality but that’s pretty unlikely and I wouldn’t want to get my hopes up.

But one things for sure, if there’s anything that personified how EXTREME the 1990s was, it was definitely Street Sharks.

Season 1 and some parts of Season 2 are available on youtube, but luckily a dvd of the entire series has been released and it’s ridiculously cheap and easy to find.

If you’re an old school fan, go pick it up, everyone else might not be fond of it though.

Come by tomorrow when I reveal to all of you THE #1 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES RIP-OFF