Whether you believe its the reason or not, I’ve heard the argument that people roleplay and larp and make so many characters because they’re unhappy with their own lives etcetera and they want to be able to escape to this better life/world.
So I wonder what they say about me…all my characters are horribly broken, one of them is/was suicidal etc.. My poor tortured dorks..
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The Best Lighthearted Moments in Making a Murderer
The Netflix documentary Making a Murderer has taken the world by storm since it hit our screens last December. The story of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey has been the cause of much debate and discussion, and has seen an uprising of armchair sleuths eager to figure out exactly what happened to Teresa Halbach on October 31st 2005.
Let’s be clear here - there is nothing lighthearted about the subject matter. However, what the documentary makers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos did well was inject a touch of lightness here and there, because let’s face it, most people’s stress levels reached a peak while viewing Making a Murderer. So, with that in mind, here is a look at some of the moments that allowed viewers a little smile (and occasionally a giggle) in between the seriousness.
7. Remember this lady? This is Reesa Evans, Steven Avery’s appointed lawyer back in 1985. We saw her a few times through the series, and in comparison with the other lawyers, she was somewhat more… laid back with her speech, let’s say. This moment of honesty was one that stuck in a lot of people’s minds and pretty much reflected everyone’s thoughts when the verdicts came in.
6. That moment when you find a hole in a blood vial and immediately call your partner to let them know. The sheer joy on Jerry Buting’s (affectionately known here as J-Butes :p ) face brought a smile to many viewers because this looked like a major turning point in Steven Avery’s favour.
5. Another moment from Mr. Buting that made us giggle was this little bit of mocking on his way home from a hard day of… lawyering. Also, if you haven’t already, you really should follow Jerry on Twitter (@JButing) - he’s not only interesting, he also has excellent banter with his followers!
4. The look on Dean Strang’s (D-Strang - affectionate term :p) face here is awesome. Everything about him is saying, “I am SO over your crap, Colborn.” What’s missing from this GIF is the way he then very coolly replays the tape and watches Colborn squirm.
3. This one comes in the form of a video, because, firstly I couldn’t find a GIF and secondly, it needs to be heard because it’s freaking hilarious. Yup, it’s the aliens. How Kucharski even had the balls to say, “It’s possible in the sense that aliens put it there,” will always amuse me, but not as much as Jerry’s epic, “There weren’t any aliens in the room, right?” Burn.
2. This moment came after Bobby Dassey’s messed up testimony about “the joke” that he wasn’t actually supposed to be talking about. When Mr. Strang stepped out to speak to reporters, and someone blurted out, “What the hell happened?” - this was the result. The reason this Making a Murderer moment was so welcome was not only because it came after a very serious moment, but because this smile showed a lighter side to Mr. Strang we didn’t get to see enough of. (Plus, he’s adorable!)
1. Without a doubt, this was the best moment of happy in the whole documentary. The first episode was harrowing to watch, hearing the full story of everything Steven Avery went through, so his homecoming was a joy to see. It’s hard to imagine there’s a person in the world who didn’t laugh out loud when Steven was asked who that baby was and he said, “I don’t know.”
Okay, this could easily have been titled Reasons Jerry Buting and Dean Strang are awesome, but that’s a post for another day! ;)
We thank Ricciardi and Demos for these moments of lightness that made Making a Murderer that little bit easier to take and allowed us a brief break from the overwhelming emotions we felt while watching.
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Alright, so it’s 7am and I really should be sleeping (again) but given the current Steam Sale I went on a bit of a binge-buying spree, and among them I was pointed at Aviary Attorney, a game that plays similarly to the Ace Attorney series, except it’s set in 19th Century France and all the characters are animals.
You play as the intrepid lawyer JayJay Falcon, with your wisecracking assistant Sparrowson helping you figure stuff out and generally providing comic relief.
Much like the actual Ace Attorney series, it’s rather lighthearted and amusing, provides a number of “A-HA!” moments, and can come up with some surprising twists as early as the first chapter - which I shan’t spoil.
What is your favourite drama orientaited cartoon show?
Honestly, I tend to stick with more goofy and lighthearted fare in regards to cartoons and animation in general. I’m a fan of the episodic format with over-the-top antics, exaggerated facial expressions and personalities, and weird physics (which is exactly why I’m so crazy about Wander Over Yonder). So, I don’t really watch many drama-centric cartoons…
If I can extend the parameters for what qualifies, though, I have at least two. I’m going with the idea that a “drama-orientated cartoon” means a toon that deals with more serious subject matter, has an overarching plot, and lots of focus on character dynamics and relationships. Without further ado:
Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood
Full Metal Alchemist paints a broad picture of a country ruled by a corrupt government, the more painful and depressing results of an intense war, and the moral gray area of two different sides of said war. There’s Scar, an Ishvalan refugee and wanted war criminal with a fairly Machiavellian take on the world. He has a strong sense of justice: He’ll go to whatever extreme length he needs to get it. He deliberately sits outside of society and detests government, making his way as a ferociously independent soul. Scar isn’t inherently good or evil; rather, conflicted and trying to get what he considers justice for what happened to his brother and his people.
There’s also Mustang, Scar’s thematic opposite: Mustang seeks justice, too, but in a far more strategic respect. He’s stuck between maintaining a convincing front to keep his position while starting an underground revolution. While he’s a well-intentioned revolutionary, he has to be incredibly secret and duplicitous; he plays the bad guy out of daunting circumstances and necessity. It’s incredibly intriguing to watch Scar and Mustang interact when they’re finally in the same room together. These are just two characters out of a fairly diverse cast. And, there’s little nuances and faults about every one. There’s strong emphasis on moral gray; how tempting it is to cast a situation as strictly black and white, but what moral truths doing so obscures.
Every character is fairly likeable. When scenes are intense and emotionally fueled, the viewer is invested enough to the point it yanks their heartstrings and keeps them wanting more. The animation is fluid and gorgeous; the lighting and atmosphere fit appropriately for any given scene playing out. The tone switches organically between dramatic and tense really well. Few animated shows can achieve the kind of impact and meaningfulness FMA: Brotherhood does….Gah…..
Batman: The Animated Series
Despite being a cartoon about a grown man who runs around in spandex and a cape, Batman tackles morals, themes, and concepts very few other cartoons do. And it does so in a meaningful, thoughtful manner.
One stand-out episode is “Baby Doll.” It chronicles what happened to a former child star, Mary Louise Dahl, after her show ended, she couldn’t further her acting career, and faded into obscurity. She suffers from a syndrome that stunted her growth; leading to her looking like a young child for the rest of her life. She’s stuck between the psychologically crippling image that her former fans and producers expected of her and the realization that she can’t pursue any of the lifetime achievements other adult women can. In a last ditch effort, she kidnaps her former co-stars and forces them to play out the roles they did on her show. Of course, Batman stops her plot, then pursues her all the way to a funhouse filled with mirrors.
The most striking, depressing scene is when Mary sees a reflection of how she would look as a normal adult woman. Then she breaks down, weeping and surrenders. That visual gave fans a peek into her disturbed, depressed psyche; just how tragic her situation is.
And, Baby Doll is just one example. Several episodes chronicle the madness and descent of Batman’s colorful foes. Most of them have similarly tragic and depressing circumstances and back stories.
“My parents were really against me when I told them I’m doing work as a tattoo artist, but I ended up persuading them that it was okay.” “How did you do that?” “Aside from the tattooing I have never done anything my parents said not to do. I was a son who listened to them really well.” “Have you ever had a hard time because other’s prejudice about tattoos?” “Sometimes older grandmothers on the subway look at my arm and ask, ‘What is that?’ But I just greet them and explain it’s my tattoo by saying, ‘This? You can’t erase it~ feel free to admire it~’ and wink at them with a smile. Then they really like me.”
“부모님이 제가 타투 아티스트 한다고하니까 반대를 많이 하셨는데 결국은 제가 설득을 했어요.” “어떻게 설득했어요?” “타투 빼고 부모님이 하지 말라는 건 절대 안 했어요. 정말 말 잘 듣는 아들이었죠.” “일상 생활에서 문신에 대한 편견 때문에 불편할 때가 있나요?” “가끔 지하철에서 할머님들이 제 팔 보고 ’이거 뭐야?’ 하고 여쭤보세요. 그럼 전 문신이라고 설명드리고 ‘이거요? 안 지워지는 거예요~ 예쁘게 봐주세요~’ 하고 찡긋 웃으면서 인사드리면 할머님들이 정말 좋아해주세요.”
Drawn with a thick black pencil in a minimalistic cartoony style and paired with a lighthearted and simple slang-based dialogue, Ohara Hale’s Moderne Luv manages to convey true-to-life emotion and intimacy with such brevity. The story follows the relationship of two easily recognized ( yes, that is what you think it is) yet anatomically distorted characters ( that can be mix and matched, as noted by the author in the beginning of the book) as they struggle to understand a relationship we are all currently in the process of understanding how to navigate : the need/desire for physical intimacy, the convenience of technology yet distance it creates, and our ever-more pressing drive to “work”. The book flows playfully as it covers mature topics but carries a tinge of melancholy, ending purposefully ambiguous so that “the reader can react and interpret the ending based on their own experience so the story tells their story as well”.
Published by Ray Ray Books
5.5” x 8.5”, 40 pages. $5 Full-color cover with b&w interior