i'm so mad at this cartoon

isn’t it weird how carrie takes advantage and control of devin’s emotional state and even though they’re best friends she barely tries to comfort him and is only focused on getting him over his ex so she can get together with him??? and by weird i mean completely manipulative

so let’s talk about Rose

Rose’s symbol is a gem surrounded by petals and a spiral of thorns. it’s on her shield, her sword, and her cannon, and it’s in her armoury.

and it’s on their flag.

Yellow Diamond’s followers wear her symbol, and it’s on one of the devices Peridot activates in Marble Madness.

but the gems don’t wear Rose’s symbol.

they wear the star

because it represents all of them, as equals, together

because that’s the kind of leader Rose was.

My stupidiest decision ever made.

Soooo… I tried to watch an episode of the 2k12 incarnation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to see if I could re-ignite my passion for the cartoon that was once extinguished by the events of the third season finale, and that surely wasn’t my most wisest decision.

I’ll be honest to you all: I’m very disappointed.

Very very very disappointed.

Who in the everliving fuck said it was a good idea to give April powers?! I mean, on its latest episode, April KILLED Donatello!

And it was supposed to be celebratory! Like, the one hundredth episode, like make it great, guys! But noooooo! They had to make Donatello die by the hands of the girl he’s deeply in love with! And all in a Frieza-esque fashion! (remember when Frieza killed Kuririn by throwing him in the air and blasting him to bits? Yeah, that scene pretty much reminded me of it…)

Oh, I just LOVE how the writers enjoy to shit on the fans! I just LOVE it! They don’t care about the fans and what they want! They just love to make everything unnecessarily DARK and GRITTY!

And yikes, I now hate April ‘O Neil in a way that I didn’t even knew it was possible, congratu-fucking-lations, Nickelodeon! I thought you guys would be worthy of redemption, but now I see you AREN’T.

You guys really outdid yourelves, bravo.

What a way to shoot yourselves on the foot, huh?

Getting rid of a character who’s actually one of the main characters and it’s always seen on the posters, merchandises, and on the FUCKING INTRO? You love shitting on me.

You don’t care if I loved TMNT since forever, you really don’t.

This ain’t fucking DragonBall where you have magical amulets to ressurrect a person and revive fallen worlds whenever you feel like it! Not everyone is lucky like Son Goku was in the Buu Saga.

Donnie’s officially a goner, and there’s no chance of him to return, because that’s not how things work in the show.

You killed Donnie, and now who’s next? Mikey? Leo? Raph? Or any other character until there’s no one remaining except for April herself?

I knew all was going to shit again! It always did!

Everything is gonna end like Undertale’s Genocide/No Mercy Route: Everyone getting killed and the world being destroyed, until the murderer is the only one remaining.

Ugh, I thought I was going to love 2k12!TMNT again, but it seems I was wrong.

Horribly, deeply, painstakingly WRONG.

You know what? I don’t care what happens next.

You wanna kill the other characters? Go ahead, do it, you pieces of shit.

You guys just LOVE to create drama, huh? Then go ahead! Create all of the drama!

Make it a hopeless story! Fill it with despair and sadness! Make it put Danganronpa to shame!

DO WHATEVER THE FUCK YOU WANT, ‘CUZ I DON’T CARE ANYMORE.

I tried to be a good person, I tried to be resonable, I really really tried… but it seems that not everything is worthy of our time.

Fuck 2k12!TMNT.

Fuck Nickelodeon.

Fuck everything.

Originally posted by gifsme

In light of the bad decisions made in the new killing joke movie, and the corresponding negativity surrounding the dc animation, I’d like to point out all the positive things that came from the DCAU and other animated projects.

But first:

Batman the animated series is SO IMPORTANT to the history of animation. Its tone and popularity mad way for all of the wonderful cartoons of the current decade. BtAS is one of the shows that gave animation, other than Disney, a fighting chance. It challenged the dynamic of animated television being “just for kids” and gave us wonderful, complex, and thought provoking stories. I will stand by its influence to my dying breath.

Now that that’s out of the way, an actual list.

-Kevin Conroy as Batman and Mark Hamill as the Joker.

You cannot deny that Conroy is a damn good Batman, and Hamill is a FANTASTIC joker. They are iconic in the roles. When I heard that they were reprising their parts in Justice League Action (along with Clancy Brown), I was ecstatic. Both of them are living legends.

-“I am vengeance. I am the night. I am Batman!”

-Small time crime

Something that’s often overlooked in comics in general are the more average criminals. I love a good supervillain as much as the next girl, but BtAS episodes like P.O.V, and Appointment in Crime Alley are fantastic watches. They give us a better look at less glamorous super criminals which is REALLY refreshing.

-Respecting origins

Beware the Grey Ghost. Just Beware the Grey Ghost. It treats a kinda hokey premise with the respect and dignity it needed, to look back on how far the genre has come. Damn if you don’t get a bit teary eyed watching it.

The same principal in the Justice League Episode Legends, which is loving tribute to silver age comics. If you’re a fan of that time period, please go watch this.

-Renee Montoya

I’m in love with her fuck.
But really, she was a fantastic introduction to the universe, and a Hispanic protagonist for once.

-Harley Quinn

Yeah ya’ll knew this one was coming. Look, even if you don’t like Harley, you can’t deny that her creation was damn awesome, especially since she’d stuck around to this day. The episode Mad Love really shows how fucked up their relationship is, and treats it as such. Hell. Yes.

-Mr. Freezes’s backstory/ Nora Fries

That revamped backstory is another one that wriggled its way into the mainstream. Fighting for the life of a loved one is already painful, but having your freedom ripped away, and any chance at your loved one’s survival is even more heartbreaking.

-Baby Doll

Both of her episodes deal with disabilities… Hear me out.
Because of her appearance, altered by an illness that makes her never age physically, she has issues being taken seriously for her work, having relationships, being a member of society, and letting go of the past. She’s lost so much that her physical disability that she has trouble coping and ends up with a mental disability as well (I’m not sure what but you can form your own opinion). Putting this character on the small screen is an example of how a character can mean something to someone, even if there’s no direct correlation.

-Mask of the Phantasm

I don’t care what you’re doing go and watch this move. I swear it’s amazing. The joker is amazing the storytelling is amazing, Andrea is amazing, the Phantasm is amazing, the soundtrack is amazing, EVERYTHING is amazing. We get a good female character, who not only shows the fallibility of Batman, but has her own issues to deal with that hurt her more than they hurt Bruce. Even though the Joker is a villain, he doesn’t totally steal the spotlight. We have a great mystery, especially with the target audience, and a natural set of flashbacks detailing the Bats origin.

-Static Shock

All of it. All of Static Shock. I don’t actually now how to break this down into bullet points but STATIC MUTHAFUCKN SHOCK.
In all seriousness, I have a huge soft spot for this cartoon, because it’s what got me into comics in the first place, but Static/Virgil, and the whole show really, is representation sorely needed. I saw so many black kids dressed up like him that Halloween because they all wanted to be a hero.
This show dealt with some shit too. When we find out Richie’s father is a racist, it really hits home how friendships can be torn apart through bigotry, even if it’s not direct. It handled guns well, especially for younger children. I could quote Static’s lesson at the end verbatim for over 5 years. They deal with drugs, homelessness, and multiple types of racism, with quite a bit of tact, and are a good way to introduce the serious issues to kids.
Not to mention that he would have slipped under the radar without this show. I very much doubt h would have gotten a New 52 relaunch without the success of this show.
Just. Static Shock.

-One of the best Superman origin stories to date

That origin is very highly regarded as the most faithful adaptations of all time. Though it didn’t introduce anything new, it holds up and stands out over the course of time.

-Making Lois Lane a badass

(Confession: I’m 100% convinced that they saw April O’Neill, shrugged, and said take what’s good about her and chuck it into Lois. I’m aware I have no evidence bite me. (Yes I’m aware it’s technically the other way around))
But really, Lois was fukin badass. She was always chasing her story, passionate about everything she did, worked hard to maintain her success, and treated Superman as a person. Even if Lois got herself in perilous situations she had a reason to be there. Whether it be chasing a story, or fighting for an interview Lois always had some form of agency. She was kidnaped because of Superman, sure, but she made the choice to be connected to him with that interview, and eventual relationship.

-Speed Demons

In a nutshell, Flash is a bit of a showoff, but it’s part of his style and throws off his competitors/adversaries. I like that it also shows Superman isn’t above having a little fun for fun’s sake.

-Livewire

You cannot deny that Leslie Willis is just flat out cool. Though she never made it as big as Harley, she did appear in Supergirl, and continues to be a superman villain in mainstream comics today.

-WAIT I TOTALLYFORGOT KYLE RAYNER WAS IN SUPERMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES WTF

I JUST FOUND THIS WHEN I WAS LOOKING STUFF UP FOR THIS LIST I TOTALLY FORGOT I LOVE IT OMG
Sorry

-Terry McGinnis

Batman Beyond was just pure quality, like, I don’t even know how to describe it. I mean, Terry’s lasted this long, and like Static got a comic reboot.

-Diversity

I know it’s not enough, but the DCAU Justice League had 2 women, one of whom was Hispanic, and a black man. It was a step up from superfriends and gave the same needed representation that Static Shock provided.

-Continuity

Honestly, so much of this is just flat out continuity porn. Like the first episode of the second season of Justice League is almost a finale to StAS. It has quite a few callbacks that gave fans something to chew on.

-Reasonable discussion of religion

In the Terror Beyond from Justice League season 2, Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl talk about their religions with actual tact and grace. There’s a whole heck of a lot of tolerance and (minor spoilesrish thing) Hawkgirl does not challenge Grundys beliefs. Despite disagreeing, seeing that his ideas won’t hurt anyone she allows him to slip away thinking his soul is waiting. It’s very mature and really shows what the universe is capable of.

-HEREAFTER

Tears. Nothing but tears. I’m crying just thinking about it. One of the best Funeral scenes. “Justice doesn’t always have to come from the darkness”. TEARS.

-A believable shock reveal

Hawkgirl betraying the team feels completely genuine, fucking sad, but totally possible in the universe. This beats out every SHOCK TWIST I’ve seen in the past 6 years. I feel like this treated its audience like adults, and I’m grateful for it.

-The CADMUS arch.

Amanda Waller, Question, Captain Atom’s “Betrayal”, Lex’s manipulation, Doctor Hamilton’s betrayal, the callback to A Better World, the romances between Huntress/Question, and Ollie/Dinah, The superfriends reference in Ultimen, the Suicide Squad in Task force X, AMANDA WALLER, giving the spotlight to lesser known heroes, the political discussion, and THE EPILOGUE.

-Epilogue

This gets it’s own bullet because it was a masterpiece of storytelling. It NAILED Batman’s compassion, had a reference to MoTP, served as a much needed finale for Batman Beyond, devolved Terry beautifully, AMANDA FUCKIN WALLER, and a nice side message about how family can be forged.

And that’s just stopping at the basics of the DCAU, not including Teen Titans, Young Justice, a slew of animated movies and other TV, and all the comic tie ins.

I have strong opinions on the way people are taking the female characters in the animated universe and reducing them to “Things for Bruce to feel MANLY about”. The only one of FIVE in depth onscreen romances that even comes close to this is Barbra, so I understand why people are mad.

Look, I’m not saying we shouldn’t critique, we should always seek to improve, but ignoring any and all good Bruce Timm has done undermines media as a whole. Should Barbra and Bruce be fucking in TKJ? Probably not. Should they have been fucking in TAS? Nope. But saying that the “DCAU needs to die” is shitting on years of animation and comic book history.

Seriously, a mad shout out to the Steven Universe crew for creating a boy/girl dynamic where they fight together and are on equal grounds in abilities and have some of the best display of teamwork without making one stronger or weaker than the other. I cannot even count the number of ways this is a positive show for everyone to watch. Especially for a cartoon aired at younger viewers. I really hope this continues to be a great influence for the younger generation because this is exactly what we need kids to be watching.

i literally would not be able to mentally and emotionally handle Steven Universe getting taken off the air bc some of you jackasses had to ruin a business just to make a fucking cartoon reference.

YOU COULD ACTUALLY RUIN THEIR FUCKING BUSINESS. DO YOU KNOW WHAT NEGATIVE REVIEWS DO???

IF SMTH HAS HUNDREDS OF LOW STARS, IT BRINGS THE WHOLE AVERAGE DOWN, GIVING THEM A TERRIBLE RATING.

PEOPLE WILL ACTUALLY AVOID USING THEIR MOTEL,
AND YOU ARE HURTING REAL PEOPLE’S JOBS AND INCOME BECAUSE YOU HAD TO MAKE A “JOKE”.

AND BECAUSE OF THAT, THEY MIGHT SUE CREWNIVERSE, AND THEY COULD LEGIT GET THE SHOW CANNED.

THAT MIGHT NOT HAPPEN, BUT EVEN IF IT DOESN’T YOU STILL POSSIBLY RAN A MOTEL OUT OF BUSINESS.

IF YOU SENT A NEGATIVE REVIEW TO THAT MOTEL, YOU CAN ABSOLUTELY GO FUCK YOURSELF.

THINK. BEFORE. YOU ACT.

GO RIGHT NOW, FIND A WAY TO REQUEST DELETION OF UR REVIEW. AND IF THE PERSON WHO’S RECEIVING YOUR DELETION REQUEST WORKS AT THE MOTEL, APOLOGIZE WHILE UR AT IT.

Idk about you guys, but i’m done watching The Ridonculous Race.😤

The goths were my favorite characters, and they were so adorable and I wanted them to win. 😡😒😭

good morning world

and to the punk who compared me to donald trump because I dont want to share my reasoning for talking shit about a cartoon character before I blocked them, go fuck yourself.

you wanna know why im mad at ford that badly, huh??? I was good and ready to keep this bullshit off of tumblr so everyone could be happy but apparently that’s not good enough for you. APPARENTLY I have to explain every aspect of my life that disagrees with how you feel or else im the worst person alive.

cliffnotes version, last year was extremely tough for me. I was dealing with an emotionally abusive relationship and the trauma I still suffered afterword, self-harm, poor performance in school, constant emotional breakdowns, and a heaping helping of mental health issues.

it was also the year I got back into gravity falls! and over time dipper and mabel became like comfort objects to me, something I could hold on to through all of that. I see a lot of myself in both of them, and I’m very protective of them. they are immensely important to me. so yeah, when damvtf aired, I freaked out! I saw someone encouraging dipper to throw himself into danger and hurt himself further for the sake of knowledge, and someone brushing mabel aside, calling her “suffocating”, and I watched her fall to the ground with no promise as to whether or not she would be ok. I was beyond devastated.

and whether or not you, personally, think that’s true or that it was fords fault, has nothing to do with this. I don’t care. I’m not going to come after you like you’ve come after me. the bare fact of the matter is, for VERY PERSONAL REASONS, dipper and mabel both helped me cope with a really shitty point in my life, and I saw ford as a threat to that. hell, maybe I even know in the rational part of my brain that what I feel about him is kinda unreasonable!! but who fuckin cares!!! he’s not a real person he’s a cartoon character!!!!

and like, in the flip side of that, if you are someone who is a fan of ford, maybe even uses ford to cope the way I do with the twins, I respect that. I will not try to bring you down. the worst I’m gonna do is vagueblog about the community on twitter, which I have a right to. I’m not attacking anyone.

and I am so sick and tired of being forced to explain my personal life in order to justify a harmless opinion. I’ve had to do this so many times at this point. why do you care? why do you fucking care, so much that you put this energy into trying to make me feel bad, into forcing me to write huge posts like this? I’m so tired of it. I want to be allowed to talk frankly about how I feel without being demonized for it, especially when I’m doing it on a completely different website than this one.