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List of anime series/movies with unique art styles.

For my friends on tumblr, in case you guys want something to watch, here’s a quick list of anime series/movies with unusual/unique art styles that you may or may not know.

Kaiba

With an artstyle reminiscent of the original Astro Boy, Kaiba has a very simplistic (yet stylized) and fluid style of animation and art. The story revolves around the titular character, who wakes up with a hole in his chest with no idea of who he is. I enjoyed this a lot for the art, music and characters, who all have realistic motivations and ideals, as well as the themes handled in it; such as what defines “being human” when bodies and memories are as disposable as plastic.
Genre: Sci-Fi, Psychological Drama

Redline

In terms of sheer action and excitement I got from watching a movie, I’ve got to say that Redline is one of the best ever in those departments. With a highly stylized comic-book-esque art style with a high influence from Western comics like Dick Tracy (with the emphasis on black shadows on solid colours and thick black outlines), this show is extremely fluidly animated, the movie is said to consist of 120 000 hand-drawn frames, taking seven years to complete. The movie follows the story of racer JP (aka “Sweet” JP, because of his refusal to use weaponry while racing) trying to win (and survive) the titular Redline, a race consisting of multiple racers from multiple different galaxies and planets.
Genre: Racing, Sci-Fi, Action

Mononoke

Every frame of this anime could be screencapped and slapped onto someone’s dashboard for their aesthetic. That is how distinct the art style and character design of this show is. The show uses a form of “plaid animation”, where something will be animated over a still color or object as it moves, creating most of the time a jarring effect that is usually the sign of a lazy animator, however in Mononoke, the show utilizes the art to create a sense of a surreal, dream-like environment, intentionally focusing on the jarring effect. The art and design of the environment is also extremely ornate and beautiful.
The show focuses on the story of the unknown Medicine Seller and his travels through Japan (in an unknown time period), killing spirits and creatures known as Mononoke. However, he cannot do so until he learns their Form, Truth and Reasoning/Regret, which leads to some very interesting lessons at the end of each story.
Genre: Mystery, Horror

Dead Leaves

Another comic-influenced movie, and just barely under an hour too; Dead Leaves is an extremely fun, hyper-action-packed movie with amazing character design (almost EVERY good character in this movie has a unique design, barring the civilains and generic bad guy cannon fodder), driven by slapstick, humor (usually of the sexual kind) and more pop culture references than you can digest within the time span they’re thrown at you. The story focuses on criminals Retro and Pandy; Retro having a TV instead of a head, and Pandy having a panda-like marking on her eye, who, shortly after waking up on the moon and causing havoc on a nearby planet, are imprisoned in a super-jail.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Kuuchuu Buranko / Welcome to Irabu’s Office

Combining rotoscoped 3D, 2D animation and live action elements, Kuuchuu Buranko is an extremely surreal look into the world of psychiatry. The art and designs were created by the lead artist of Mononoke, Kenji Nakamura. But whereas Mononoke had some subtlety to its art, this show is bright, colourful and neon as all hell. The show focuses on Dr. Ichiro Irabu and how he helps his patients with their problems, who are all connected in some way or the other.
Genre: Comedy, Psychological Drama

The Tatami Galaxy

With a bright visual style that also manages to be subtle at the same time, The Tatami Galaxy also utilizes not just its art as a device for story telling, but the form of the show itself to convey its messages. I can’t spoil too much about the show, but I can give you this: if you enjoy the first episode, please watch it to completion, as this show basically requires the viewer to watch the show in its entirety. The story focuses on an unnamed protagonist, commonly referred to as Watashi by the show’s fans, who tries to attain the “rose-tinted” college life style he has desired for his whole life, as well as all the challenges he faces on the way. With fast-paced dialogue, a lot of humor, interesting character and background designs, as well as the various forms of “characterization”, and also the themes tackled by this show, I’d say it’s one of my favorite shows of all time.
Genre: Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama, Psychological, Sci-Fi

Mind Game

Mind Game. Directed by Masaaki Yuasa (also the director behind The Tatami Galaxy, Kaiba and Ping-Pong). I don’t think words can do this movie justice, but I’ll try. Imagine a combination of 3D-morphing-into-2D, sketches, animated photo images of (presumably) the voice actor’s for talking, extremely smooth and fluid movement, plus an insane amount of exaggeration,all coupled with a huge range of bright and dark colours and you’ve got Mind Game’s animation style down somewhat. Go look up more GIFs, they’ll help you understand the range of styles this surreal (and extremely fun) movie goes through. The plot follows Nishi, a down-on-his-luck, 20-years-old manga writer, running into his childhood crush Myon. He discovers she’s getting married soon while they’re talking inside her father’s restaurant. After that (plus another key event), the craziness in the movie begins; Nishi having a new-found desire to live life.
Genre: Comedy, Surrealism, 

Tekkonkinkreet

Tekkonkinkreet, although similar in appearance to some Masaaki Yuasa works, was not made by the man himself (although, it was made by the company, Studio 4°Cthat helped produce Mind Game). This movie has incredibly detailed backgrounds, similar to a Studio Ghibli film, with amazing usage of lighting, camera shots and motion blur as well as a wide variety of colours and shades. The story follows Black and White, two street orphans who call themselves “The Cats”, trying to keep control of their town from dangerous enemies. Although vastly different in personalities, they support each other emotionally, mentally and physically very well.
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure

The Diary of Tortov Riddle

The Diary of Tortov Roddle, although very short (6 episodes all leading up to 14 minutes! Watch it here! It has three special episodes that are part of the DVD though), is an interesting adventure of a surreal world that seems almost like a moving/animated picture rather than a movie or series. It follows the journey of Tortov Roddle and his pig-steed throughout this world, with just his calm thoughts and experiences. There’s no dialogue in this series but it doesn’t really require any dialogue at all, the only dialogue being Tortov’s journal entries at the beginning and end of each episode. The music, lack of dialogue and artall contribute to a very interesting, mysterious atmosphere.
Genre: Fantasy, Surrealism, Adventure

The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Straight outta Compton Studio Ghibli, The Tale of Princess Kaguya is an adaption of one of the staples of traditional Japanese folklore, The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. This film adapts the ancient story of the young princess who grew out of a bamboo shoot and breathes fresh new life into it while still staying 100% true to the source material. The art can only be described as absolutely gorgeous, using a pale colour palette in a constantly shifting style that recalls the ancient Japanese watercolour paintings that the original story was recorded on.

Genre:  Fantasy, Drama

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

Oh man this show.
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei follows the story of Nozomu Itoshiki, an overdramatic teacher so pessismistic about everything that he would try committing suicide over pretty much the smallest inconvenience (his name, when its Japanese characters are read horizontally, also translates into “Despair”) and his bizarre homeroom students’ antics. The series parodies almost everything there is to satrize in Japanese culture (the show even parodies itself from time to time with casual 4th wall-breaking from every show), as well as the general media and politics of the world, as well as having an insane amount of references to various things regardless of fame; from Gundam, Evangelion and Gurren Lagann, to Franz Kafka, Edward Gorey and South Park. The art’s very minimal (which itself gets parodied later on in the series), but it, uh, changes a lot, to put it simply.

Genre: Comedy, Parody

Ping-Pong

(gotta lot of requests to list this one)

Sports anime tends to always get a bad rep amongst anime fans for various reasons, whether it be that the viewer gets tired of seeing another Dempsey Roll, or the amount of reused frames in the series, they’re all understandable.
And so comes Ping-Pong to shatter those preconceptions of what a sports anime can be. Focusing rather on the characters, their emotions and development rather than the titular game that the anime’s based on (unlike most sports anime), this coming-of-age show following two boys as they (one actually) strive to become the best table tennis players in the world, is directed by none other than Masaaki Yuasa, who has directed a lot of the shows and movies on this list actually, with his trademark style of not having a trademark artstyle (other than wobbly simple lines and psychedelic colours).

Genre: Psychological, Drama, Coming-Of-Age, Sports

Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

(im still in the process of watching Gankutusou and Ping-Pong (thanks school) hence why they weren’t in the original post)

Gankutsuou is what most people would call “art porn”, as it uses various still textures, colours and patterns within the character’s lineart, similar to Mononoke and Kuuchuu Buranko though to a much greater extent, while using 3D and 2D animation on the characters and backgrounds. The story is broadly based on the titular story of The Count of Monte Cristo, but with many differences, such as being set in the year 5053, plotlines and character endings being altered/removed, the pacing being changed from the original story, as well as the incorporation of many sci-fi themes. The general aesthetic of the show is that of 19th century France in a highly futuristic setting.

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Supernatural

Kaiji

Based off a popular gambling manga by Nobuyuki Fukumoto, Kaiji follows the story of the titular character, Kaiji Itou, an unemployed slacker who spends his days gambling (and always losing), stealing, drinking and being obsessed with money. He suddenly finds himself 3 million in debt, and is offered the chance to erase all of his debt, and maybe even earn some cash, in one night.

Via gambling.

With thick bold lines, exaggerated expressions and hugely caricaturized faces that woul make more sense in a comedy that all serve as a plus to the show, Kaiji is an intense psychological thriller that always leaves you on the edge of your seat, with some of the most insane and dramatic gambles in any piece of fiction.

Genre: Psychological, Thriller, Gambling

Panty and Stocking With Garterbelt

Two angels, kicked out of Heaven, have been tasked with cleaning up the filthy sin-riddled Daten City, and can only return once they’ve gotten enough Heaven coins!

Not like that matters to Panty and Stocking anyways, whose only cares in the world are what tastes good, much to the chagrin of local priest Garterbelt.

With a ton of American pop culture references, humor that would make South Park seem like a kid’s show, action that is so bizarre it can’t even be explained, and an animation style that’s more akin to a cartoon on a huge drug trip than anything else, Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt shows that sometimes too much of a good thing is still a good thing.

Genre: Comedy, Action, Parody, Not something to play around Grandma

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

There really is no other gif that explains and summarizes Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure better than this one.

Based off the hugely popular manga by Araki Hirohiko, the show follows the story of the Joestar bloodline. Jojo is unique in that it doesn’t follow one group of characters or main character throughout the entire franchise, but rather a different cast in a different location throughout the world, ranging from 1930s New York, to 1980s Japan, to Egypt and much more.

If I’m being rather vague about describing this rather popular show, I apologize, but there really is no way to properly explain this bizarre series.

With proportions that look like it was ripped straight out of a bodybuilder’s magazine, poses that could probably break your spine if even just attempted, and fights that end up being some of the most hype as well as some of the most ridiculous you’ll have ever seen, as well as a bright, dramatic colour pallete, this is a show that truly lives up to its “Bizarre” title.

(also protip: start with the 2012 adaption first rather than the 90s OVA, and read the manga.)

Genre: Action, Comedy, Supernatural, Mystery

Types of Humor: The 5 "S"s

Slapstick: physical humor, as in humor found from physical stimuli or physical reactions. Ex: farts, sex, AFV, pie to the face, Three Stooges.


Sarcastic: double-entente humor, as in humor based off of the ironic difference between literal and intended meaning. Ex: Bert and Ernie, Squidward, 9th Doctor, Sam Winchester


Subtle: dry or deadpan humor, as in humor which is found by an unaffected delivery of emotional or radical subject material. Ex: Mikasa, Jeff Dunham, Sheldon, Phil Coulson, Castiel


Satirical: ridiculing humor, as in humor which seeks to mock faults in the status quos or belief systems. Ex: Deadpool, SNL, Monty Python, Springtime with Hitler


Sardonic: dark humor, as in humor which plays off of tragic events to create a grim irony. Ex: Cruel Irony, “Laugh to keep from crying”,  Shakespeare, Olaf the Snowman



-Now, keep in mind that people can have one or many of these types of humors, and often can appreciate one or many types of humor. Its good to give a character some funny aspects to them, and hopefully this little cheat sheet will help you decide what kind of aspects that might be.-

anonymous asked:

I've seen many posts assume that fans of Touka, as well as Touken, cannot explain why kaneki & her relationship is not abusive. They say, she beat him up when he was defenseless (at the start of TG), she beat him up on the bridge, she hit him in re after the Cochlea arc, & now in ch 130 of re. Of course they always seem to fit in the "& on many other occasions" line. Not to mention the emotional and sexual harassment accusations... Could your lovely team prove them wrong & answer the question?

Mod K:

I think it goes back to what you personally define as abuse. I personally do not think that touken is abusive. I think it’s a relationship that has some unhealthy dynamics, but at the end of the day, I think that both of them make each other better based on what I’ve seen from the series. Generally, Touka has her reasons for hitting Kaneki. I’m not going to say that they’re okay - but she has never hit him just because. Usually, when Touka hits Kaneki is meant to be “funny” and goes back to slapstick humor in Japan. There is lots of running gags in Japanese manga and anime of someone hitting another person. Usually, this happens in male/female relationships where the woman is doing the hitting, but there are also comedic gags when a man hits a woman, a woman hits another woman, or a man hits another man.

In Monthly Shoujo Nozaki-kun, there is one particular couple when the guy is always hitting the girl (and the pairing is canon) but it is played as being a funny thing, a gag. Now, you can argue that it’s still bad – but authorial intent is authorial intent and when critiquing these things, you need to think about the cultural norms and comedy that is present in what you are watching. Gags that are acceptable in japanese media are not always the same as those that are present in our media.

While most of the violence from Touka @ Kaneki is slapstick, I will admit that there are a small number of moments when it is not and it meant to be taken seriously.

Now, going back to the original TG, Touka is not initially mean to Kaneki. When she first meets him as a ghoul and drops her kind waitress act, it is when she kills a man who is sexually harassing her. Kaneki justifiably gets scared by this and runs away from her when she offers him a piece of her kill. Touka becomes upset about this.

Touka is 16/17 and has led a difficult, cruel life. Her entire life humans have rejected her for what she was, and Kaneki had just done that as well, after she tries to help him. She is pretty mean when he does come to anteiku after this and refuses to help him because she’s still upset about it.

Then, when they meet again, Touka saves Kaneki from Nishiki and tries to help Kaneki again. He is starving and near mad from hunger, and she tries to feed him. Then, Kaneki freaks out and calls her a monster (not that I blame him) – and this pisses Touka off more and she begins to beat him before she is stopped by Yoshimura.

From that point on, Touka is mean to Kaneki and bullies him at anteiku. She huffs at the idea of helping him, and calls him names rather than referring to him by his name. This changes after Touka goes after the doves who killed Ryoko and Kaneki comes out to help her.

From this moment on, Touka’s attitude towards Kaneki changes. She is caught off guard by his kindness and concern from her and she is less aggressive with him. She even begins calling him by his name after this and begins to train him. Now, I’m not counting any of the times that she hurt him when they were sparring because they were training and she needed to do that to get the fight of flight response necessary that he needed to use in order to use his kagune and learn to control it.

The next time she hits him seriously is during chapter 120, Penetration.

Note – prior to this Kaneki had promised to stay with her and didn’t, then he promised to visit and didn’t. Then, he lies to her about what he’s trying to accomplish with his group and Touka flips out. Is it right? No – but she is also a 16/17 year old girl at the time that this happens. She cares about Kaneki deeply by this point and she sees that he is trying to throw his life away and has no real purpose for what he is doing other than self-gratification and self-sacrifice. He is still being the person “who gets hurt,” just going about it in a different way. He is really protecting no one. She punches him, and then tells him to not come back to anteiku.

She later regretted this outburst.

But, what I love about this scene is that Kaneki after reflecting on his actions while he is “dying” thinks of her words and realizes that she was completely right about him.

After that, Touka is doesn’t give up hope that Kaneki is alive and builds re: for him for the chance that he does get his memories again and wants to return to them.

She doesn’t hit him again until they return from cochlea, but this scene is meant to be more comedic in tone.

Was this right? Nah, it wasn’t – but Kaneki has been putting his loved ones through emotional hell for the past few years. He ran off to die, became a dove and lost his memories, and did some TRULY reprehensible shit as the black reaper for awhile. This is all very frustrating and I took this at Touka’s way of getting out that pent up aggression. I don’t think it was right, but I also understand the reason.

The last time was when Touka threw Kaneki out of her room, and she didn’t punch him. She pushed him out.

Now, you can go back and forth about whether this is abusive. Has she hit him? Yeah, but it’s a common trope in Japan. If you use that definition of the barest definition abuse then it would be considered abuse but so would almost every ship in the series save for Hi//de//kane and Tou//ri/ko. As I said, many of the people claiming abuse refuse to even try to understand the reasons behind Touka’s actions, but will spend hours analyzing other ships that I’m not naming that also meet this definition of abuse.

What I dislike about many of the anti–to//uken blogs is that while they point out the negative aspects of those ships, they NEVER, ever, call out some other ships in this series that meet this criteria. If they are so against what they preceive as abuse, then why don’t they also have callout blogs for those specific ships? If Kaneki is such a poor and traumatized abuse survivor, when why the hell are you pairing him with people who had physically harmed him, nearly killed him, or tried to eat him?

At the end of the day, I have no problems with those ships, but it’s hypocrisy at it’s finest.

Even in that anti–tou//ken blog, they stan Mut//suki, which is fine, but Mut//suki also  basically “raped” that U//ta clone thing that looked like H//aise and is actively trying to fuck over Ken for his own selfish reasons. But they don’t call that abusive? Do you see what I mean? Either it’s all abusive and awful, or it’s not. Either you are going to hold all of these ships to the same standard or you’re just a hypocrite that hates Touka because she doesn’t fall into the perfect parameters of what a female character is supposed to be. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

anonymous asked:

Could Toon Henry potentially tweak a gag in his favor? Either consciously or unaware. Such as, if he gets caught in another giant mallet scenario, or any crushing scenario, could he end up being punched through the rickety wooden floor rather than flattened(and therefore killed)?

Well, sure, that’s the general idea.  If Henry can get himself into a mindset where he views the things the cartoons are doing as gags rather than dangerous threats, he’ll be able to withstand most of the cartoon hijinks thrown at him.

(note that I say “most;” Henry might not be able to take everything and be fine)

But don’t forget that Henry is still a human.  Whether he can get himself into a cartoony mindset or not, he still has very real-world sensibilities.  At first, this is what puts him at risk of being injured by cartoon logic.  But remember – he’s an animator.

He has experience in planning out scenes, knowing which gag and scenario to combine for maximum effect with the characters.  This will turn out to be an asset to him.

Aaaayyyy so I found a post where someone shared their top 20 favorites and I decided I wanted to make my own to xD I made this template myself and I have a blank one (tho without text at all, I can input the “Top 20 Favorite Shows” if anyone wants me to). If you wanna do your own with my template, just shoot me an ask or PM!

Hit the read more if you really want to know my opinions on each. I suck at summarizing so it is a bit of a read, sorry about that heh

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The Signs as Types of Humor!

Aries: Slapstick Humor

Taurus: Unexpected/Random Humor

Cancer: Classic Jokes/Light Humor

Gemini: Witty Humor

Leo: Anecdotal Humor

Virgo: Satirical Humor

Libra: Puns

Scorpio: Dark Humor

Sagittarius: Blunt Humor

Capricorn: Dry Humor

Aquarius: Sarcasm

Pisces: Self-Deprecating Humor

A Little Help For Panic! At The Disco fans...

Burlesque: an artistic composition that vulgarizes lofty material or treats ordinary material with mock dignity; any ludicrous parody or grotesque caricature OR a humorous stage show featuring slapstick humor, comic skits, bawdy songs, striptease acts, and a scantily clad female chorus

Daquiri: a blended cocktail made of rum, lime/lemon juice, sugar, and often fruit and/or ice Formaldehyde: (CH2O) a colorless, toxic, soluble gas usually created from methyl alcohol through oxidation, used as a disinfectant and preservative as well as in the manufacturing of some resins and plastics Nitroglycerin: (C3H5N3O9) a colorless, thick, oily, explosive yellow liquid made by nitrating glycerol, used in explosives such as dynamite and in rocket propellants, and in medicine as a vasodilator in the treatment of angina pectoris. Trophy Wife: a young and attractive wife used as a status symbol for an older or middle-aged man; often the second wife Shotgun Wedding: a forced or hurried marriage often caused by the bride’s pregnancy Martyrdom: extreme suffering or the conditon/death/suffering of a martyr
  • Martyr: a person who (often willingly) suffers death or great torment for a belief, religion, principle or cause

“Aubergine Dreams”: “Aubergine” is a dark purple color; the line “aubergine dreams” in Time to Dance refers to a shade of eyeliner that a character uses in the book Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk (*many of the lines in Time to Dance reference parts of Invisible Monsters, but this is the most obvious and also the most confusing to many people)

Apostasy: a total desertion or departure from one’s religion, party, principles, etc.

Vagabond: a person without a permanent home that wanders from place to place; nomad; rogue; tramp; vagrant; someone who is worthless, carefree or irresponsible

Surreptitious: operated in stealth or done by/acquired in secret

Asbestos: a fibrous mineral (amphibole or chrysotile) formerly used in incombustible or fireproof articles, fabrics, theatre curtains or boards, etc.

“Purse of a Different Kind”: Meaning a black book, a book used to record names of clients, dates, and times (hence the line “Along with the people inside”)

Linoleum: a hard, washable floor covering of burlap or canvas coated with linseed oil, powdered cork, and rosin

Quarantine Wings: wings of the hospital in which strict isolation is imposed for sanitary or hygienic purposes

Camisado: a surprise attack at night or daybreak when the enemy or target is believed to be asleep

Cabaret: a restaurant that serves/includes food, drink, music, a dance floor, and often a floor show

[Definitions from dictionary.com or google]

anonymous asked:

Can you give me your opinion on Touken? Why do you ship them?

Can I talk about Touken?

Originally posted by justalittletumblweed

Why yes, yes I can.

Shipping preferences are personal things, and probably very few people ship a pairing for the same reasons, so I’m going to explain why I love this ship. For me, I’m actually not terribly invested in ships I like being canon (though that’s always ideal haha) but tend ship them because of interesting dynamics between their characters, and specifically, the ways in which they help each others’ characters grow, and the ways in which their interactions exemplify the manga’s themes.

As for Touken: I’ve literally shipped them since the third chapter of TG, and they were foreshadowed in the very first chapter thanks to Hide:

Posting the rest under a cut because damn this got long:

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(also if we’re gonna be real here i always thought the rabbids were a lesser evil as far as obnoxious minion-type characters go)

(i mean, they don’t talk, they’re acknowledged as horrible abominations in-universe, they don’t have that immediate association with “those memes your aunt shares in between the racist ones,” and the slapstick humor works at least some of the time)

July 22nd: Hellsequel: Right to Remain Stupid

(poster by “Aladraken”, http://aladracken.tumblr.com/)

WHAT: The Tirisfal Theatre Troupes’ Grand Performance of “HELLSEQUEL - RIGHT TO REMAIN STUPID”!
WHERE: The Shrine of Fellowship, Jade Forest 
WHEN: July 22nd, 8:20 PM WrA server time 
WHO: YOU!
WHY: Because we can!


Premise… (CUE LAW AND ORDER MUSIC)

In the Pandaria justice system, the people are represented by two separate but equally aggravated groups. The Alliance who want Garrosh boiled alive, and the Horde who want to skin and flay him. These are their stories.

LOOSELY based (but not really) around the actual historic events that took Azeroth by storm, the renegade Warchief Garrosh Hellscream stands trial for his crimes against the people. With the odds stacked entirely against him, will dumb luck bail him out? Or will the Alliance and Horde see the gavel of justice slam upon the spongy head of this insane, tyrannical ruler?

Join the Tirisfal Theatre Troupe in this comedic retelling of lore events! The sequel to the hit comedy “Hellsqueal”, which nobody asked for, has finally arrived at last to provide a satirical look at the wartime political storm that brought about the events in Alternate Draenor!

With much slapstick, crude humor, and jokes about the differences between insulin and insolence, there is bound to be laughs for everyone!

Starring the talents of Joseph Murdrich as Garrosh Hellscream, Gotosh as Thrall, Toe as Lorewalker Cho, Chouyan as Taran Zhu, Jaylith Duskholm as Sylvanas Windrunner, Kaelorien Azrai as Lor’themar Theron, Timiala as Jaina Proudmoore, Zat’ai as Vol’jin, Chief Raton as Baine Bloodhoof, Ylanna as Kairozdormu, and Atos as Riko…wait, I didn’t agree to this!

MAIL OR SPEAK TO ATOS-WYRMREST ACCORD (HORDE) IN-GAME FOR A CALENDAR INVITATION! SEATING OPENS AT SEVEN (SERVER) ON JULY 22ND, AND THE PERFORMANCE IS FREE FOR ALL TO ATTEND!

“Wait, wasn’t this announced for the 15th?!”

Originally slated for the 15th, we decided to move the performance up by one week due to the overwhelming number of other server events that were announced for the 15th afterwards.

“How do I get to the performance area?”

This time around, we’ve decided to perform at a more exotic locale than our usual venues. Low leveled people may have difficulty making it to the Shrine of Fellowship, but rest assured that in the hour leading up to the performance, we will have people ready to summon those who are unable to make it on foot or wing.

The location is in the hills west of Dawn’s Blossom, seen here;


anonymous asked:

so i noticed you said you like paperhat, how do you feel about everyone that says its abusive? if you get more into the fandom, would you avoid that part of the ship and stay in the fluffy side?

I’m actually really glad you asked this!

What I’m going to start off by saying, is with cartoons and fiction, I think there is a bog difference between slapstick humor, and violence and abuse.
For example, Black Hat is defined as the major villain, so of course he’s going to be a total jerk. But the way it’s portrayed is humorous and light.

Originally posted by demo-ness

That’s what makes the difference with fiction, ESPECIALLY cartoons! It all has to do with the light and seriousness in which you convey it. Because these characters aren’t real, and can’t feel, it’s up to us as the viewer to determine how they feel. That all has to do with the tone.

A tone like this:

Originally posted by sapphic-ravenclaw

The colors, the animation, the character reaction. It all conveys dark and serious. Making the viewer see it as abuse, not slapstick humor. You feel bad for Pacifica in a more serious way. It’s “how awful…” it’s not “LMAO that’s terrible!!”

Meanwhile a tone like this:

Originally posted by gameraboy

although it’s violent, the tone and scheme make it slapstick. Therefor the audience views it as light and humorous so there’s no bad effect. This is how we would react “LMAO how terrible!!!” This differentiates it from abuse.

Anyway, this is just how I see it. i don’t want to step on any toes or make people angry, but in my time as a creative, writing and animating and character design, this is what I see. Now of course if anything happens in Villainous that makes me see it as abuse (negative light), I’m not going to be able to help but stop shipping it.

So if the fandom gets too in depth about this and starts hating on the ship for X, Y and Z. I’m just going to steer clear.

Also I think it would be cute to see Black Hat have a bit of a soft side just for Flug, but that’s just me being me!

whatevertotesyourgoat  asked:

Okay uuuummm I kind of want to know how you think the mercs would act around someone who saw them as a father-figure? Also I feel the need to run through my house screaming SAXTON HAAAALLLLEEEEE is that normal? XD Thanks, and have a good day/night~!

whatever rolls with you man, scream and shout and let it all out! 

Scout - Of course, he’d bask under the admiration! Then, he’d get nervous when he realizes oh no this person actually looks up?? To me??! He’d much prefer it if the relationship was more sibling-like, because the weight and responsibilities of being seen as a father figure makes Scout skittish. And then he’d get a quick existential crisis about what it means to be a dad, and then he starts panicking because he doesn’t have a dad, so how is he supposed to be one, and - well, it’s a downward spiral from there Of course, he’d never express his insecurities in front of you.

Soldier - He’d be punched pleased, because that means he has someone he can mentor! He’ll teaching you everything about Sun Tzu, rockets, and the art of warfare!! He’s all tough love, because even though you look up to him, it doesn’t mean he can cut you any slack! In fact, he’d make you do DOUBLE the work and training! He cares for you that much!

Pyro - They’d be awkward and bumbling at first. They’re not used to people who willingly want to hang out with them. As soon as they realize you genuinely admire them as a parental figure, Pyro warms up. They might treat you too much like a child and smother you with a bunch of hugs more than needed, but Pyro absolutely means well!

Heavy - He’d be pretty touched, and nostalgic about how he used to father his own little sisters. He’d do everything he can to be as reliable as possible, but wouldn’t be over bearing. He lets you be independent unless he thinks he needs to step in. If you ever need advice or just company, Heavy would be your guy. He’s going to have your back, like he would do for anyone he considers family. And you can be sure anyone who tries to mess with you has to talk to his fists first!

Engineer -  Even though he’s warm and friendly on the outside, he’s not a fan of kids and never imagined himself raising a family. He’d be a bit weirded out if someone looks up to him as a father, but would roll along with it. He’s the “well done son/daughter” sort of guy, and would expect you to follow his footsteps/mentorship if you want to earn his familial respect.

Demoman - Total dad material. He’s a natural dad and has everything checked down to the T: loves grilling, makes lame puns, has his own weird little dad dance, and a wardrobe of polo shirts. He might as well walked into a store and bought a dad-starter pack. He’d constantly embarrass you all the time with his slapstick humor and dad jokes, but Demo is an easily loveable surrogate father. 

Medic - Huh. You see him as a father? Well, that’s nice, he guesses. If you’re going to be hanging around him, you might as well make yourself useful. He’d end up using you more than treating you as his own child. Medic’s more like an irresponsible Mad Scientist Uncle (think of Rick from Rick and Morty) rather than responsible father material, so don’t count on him for fatherly compassion.

Sniper - Internal screaming. He’d be less chill with this situation compared to the other mercs. He’s a lone wolf, he chooses to be alone! He’d like to tell you to scram and leave him alone, but at the same time, he really doesn’t want to turn you away. If he does that, then wouldn’t he be rejecting you? And that sort of reminds him of his temporary fall out with his own dad all over again. Begrudingly, he takes you under his wing. On the outside he seems pretty cold and standoffish, but he truly and sincerely would care for you as if you were his own kid.

Spy - He’d think it’s a bit amusing, but wouldn’t think much of it or take you seriously at first. When he realizes oh you’re actually here to stick around that’s when he feels a pinprick of guilt and maybe pride. He doesn’t make it official, but he gives you albeit ruthless but well meaning advice, helps you out when you’re really in a pickle, and generally watches over you from a distance. In the back of his mind, he sees you as maybe some sort of penance, for the other children he abandoned with past lovers. Maybe with you, he can make that all up. Even considers all over again to reveal and re-connect himself with Scout

I’d love to see a headcanon with Alucard, Walter, the Captain, Dok, and Enrico in terms of their sense of humor. What would make each of these people laugh, what kind of humor do they have?


HEADCANONS: Sense of Humor w/ Alucard + Walter + Captain + Dok + Enrico


Alucard

- Dark humor is the only humor that gets to Alucard

- Think “America’s Funniest Home Videos” with all of those screw-ups but bloodier and with darker connotations

- He is also fond of sarcasm and incredible wit though can be picky since he himself does so well with such

Walter

- Young!Walter may have appreciated a “toilet” joke or dirty humor now and then but this has slowly moved as he has gotten older

- Old!Walter definitely prefers wit and intelligent jokes and many times talks with Alucard with these

- BUT he still will laugh rather quietly or by himself with dirty jokes (more on the sexual side though)

Captain

- I honestly don’t think Captain has a sense of humor

- Slapstick doesn’t get to him, tickling won’t make him laugh

- Like absolutely nothing will make this man smile, not even a good pun or sarcastic comment

Doktor

- This man loves puns, especially medical puns

- “Can you give me a HAND?” / “Did I hit a NERVE?” / “Don’t lose your HEAD over this.”

- And of course these are told while he is messing with said body parts and the entire scene is rather morbid

Enrico

- This man is almost as bad as the Captain when it comes to making him laugh

- Irony works best and even then it is more of an “evil laugh” than a genuine chuckle of goodwill

- He can appreciate wit and sometimes sarcasm but it never makes him laugh either and slapstick is too “childish” for him