good 'ol 90s

ash-of-the-loam replied to your photoset: All of these changes and redirections in the new…

Ngl I find these pictures really uncompelling but maybe there are better pictures that don’t make me feel meh?

*shrug* Looking at the rest of the pics at the EW piece made me marginally more hopeful because the Aesthetic is full-on 90′s Sunday tea-time/90′s Australian space opera*. Which is fun and mad and totally appropriate. But also at the same time… the madness doesn’t seem to be quite of a level so instead you just get uninspired flat leather armour (blah) unbalancing Jeff Goldblum goldbluming (yay).

The flipside of this, I am concerned that too many of the retro space opera influences will be too hevaily GotG slanted which, for me and an apparent minority, was distressing piece of misogynoir.

But on the flip flip side, the director is a master of absurdist genius from NZ; the Thor-in-Oz shorts have been incredible, and EW advance preview images are always horrible and uninspiring and weirdly lit. 

Whatever the end rseult, though, Hela still looks shit which is unconceivable given 1) it’s fucking Hela and 2) it’s fucking Hela played by Cate Blanchett, mistress of perfectly matching tone.


*Uh, for non-UK people, a large number of US scifi shows of a specific vein in the 1990′s were imported by Channel 4 and aired between 4.30 and 6.30 on sunday evenings. I remember this so well because on the weekends that my dad had me he had a strict window to get me home in time. 

Australian scifi like Farscape and all those really really weird kids shows that CBBC used to import and I only caught glimpses off because we couldn’t get BBC1. The really mad ones with tribal make-up and so so  much leather.

The eternal dilemma: I really want to get in my car and blast some good ol’ 90s alt and grunge rock music while I drive around to get my brain to relax and let the story ideas start coming, because that usually works really really well…

However.

However parking in this town sucks major ass.  If I leave now, I’ll spend more time circling the blocks than actually driving to find a goddamn parking spot afterwards.  At which point I’ll either end up blocking a driveway or sleeping in my car as I wait for someone to yell at me to move it the hell outta the way.

*sigh*

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Got a new Zelda notebook at MAGfest, and it’s been my go-to sketchbook when I’m laying in bed winding down. 

And then you rewatch some good ol’ 90s-early 00s Nicktoons when everyone else is asleep, and then you have some fun with redesigns!

I loved Rocket Power, I still do despite the dated-ness, and I’m so glad I caught it on TV again, thanks Splat. This was purely a self-grown exercise in terms of consistency and style, and I’m very happy with how these kids turned out. I wanted to feel good about my art again, and this was a step in the right direction.

Topmost page is a first (very) rough pass of the main kids, and then I built on from there with the following pages. No shock at all, but the Rodriguez brothers were always my favorites and therefore ended up being my big faves to draw too!

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HaruMichi Crossover Week Day 4: 

BRING IT ON (feat. Reinako)

I think I’ve said this before,but I love a good ole’ 90′s cheerleader AU for any fandom; it just fits! This is my favorite movie for many personal reasons, so why not put the dorks in it in a lovely crossover? Also tagging howmanyheartaches who wrote this lovely fic for our prompt party and actually wrote this crossover! (which you should read!)

“this new generation doesnt understand the meaning of CHILDHOOD. when i was a child i was playign outside with sticks and watching good ol 90s shows. kids with their PHONES and MEDIA and BAD SHOWS”

literally what the fuck are you even saying you sound so ridiculous its fuckin awesome that younger generations are experiencing something new that you won’t be able to. they’re growing up in a fast-paced time where technology is expanding and moving forward and they’re gonna be fuckign smart as hell. when u send ur poor child outside to play with sticks mine will be building a hovercraft get out

5. In some inevitable shift of the time-space continuum in which James Cameron continues to rob humanity of all that is good and sacred in this world, Fern Gully will be known as that movie that ripped off Avatar. It will be up to us to crusade for what is right. It is up to us to explain that Fern Gully was not only a predecessor to Avatar, but far better, in that it contained both Tim Curry as a singing pile of molasses and Robin Williams rapping about animal testing in the pharmaceutical industry. (As a side note, if you have not recently listened to the full lyrics of the “Batty Rap,” I recommend you do, as they are horrifying.)
—  10 Things 90s Kids Will Have To Explain To Their Children
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That moment when you realize Hugh Laurie was in Spice World. Ahihihihi