Regarding mature kids cartoons, I really hate it when people (both the audience and writers) excuse bad/poor writing as being the median for kids and should always be expected, say a kids cartoon isn’t actually for a kids because it has mature themes or kids shouldn’t watch it, or excuse an opinion because that person is not a kid and not the target audience so therefore your opinion doesn’t count, and this catch-all is the first ‘counter’ towards any criticism.
Yes, it’s a kids show. It’s also an adult show. The phrase, ‘mature kids cartoons’, is not an oxymoron.
Steven Universe is a kids show. Both Avatar series were kid shows. Gravity Falls was a kids show. All three Star Wars cartoons from the last roughly-fifteen years are kid shows. All DCAU series were kid shows. I could go on.
Kids are not goldfish. If a mature subject is brought up and explored, then they have something to think about and be taught about.
For example, if you show them something like a character suffering from a poor choice, they’ll know that choices matter and can have serious consequences if you choose poorly.
And making/saying that poor writing choices as being dumbed down for them is why it happened, you, no matter if you are a critic or writer, are not respecting how smart kids really are and deserve a better story.
Just hadn’t posted much and wanted you guys to know I was actually still drawing.
Four of these I’m planning to finish and a few are gifts. Also threw in some western AU stuff I’ve been avoiding posting because I can’t imagine anyone is interested but me and maybe Nicole.
Also, have you guys seen that dress meme? Because that’s where that Hondo came from.
Also, Sillah makes a guest appearance and she’s @nmallenart oc! The rest are Star Wars characters I’m bastardizing I’m sure but at least I’m having fun, even if it’s just mostly by myself XD
I actually really hope we never find out what the fuck was up with Garfield the Deals Warlock and we’re just left wondering about his motives until the end of time. Or if we do find out, I hope that he’s not connected to any grander schemes or anything, he’s just a creepy dude who likes cloning people in the back storeroom for highly ambiguous reasons
Now, where you sit in the Senate is crucial, because you got everybody there. You got your Rodians, Twi'leks, Kaminoans, Alderaanians, Asian stereotypes, a different kind of Asian stereotypes, warmongers, unfriendly Coruscanti hotties, desperate Chandrilans, burnouts, sexually active clones, the greatest people you will ever meet...
Wolfpack family photo. (AKA we found a smartphone piece of alien technology and we want to see how it works). In which Boost insisted on taking the picture, even though Sinker would have had the better angle, and since Boost has no idea what he’s doing he’s a) put a red filter on the camera without realizing, and b) gotten everyone to look in the exact opposite direction of the camera lens.