superamatista

superamatista  asked:

thoughts on the latest Rocket clusterfuck of an issue?

The entire series is an unfunny, aesthetically unappealing, technically broken mess. I hate every line of it. It’s lazy spending pages with a dirty, sketchy excuse of a single page spread, an ENTIRE issue is completely taken over by Deadpool, the characters are ugly, unfunny and uninteresting and oh yeah have I mentioned how fucking UGLY it is??! I rarely see art this incompetent. Rocket looks like a floating head on a small human body, the disfigured rat looking fake Lylla thing is sometimes small, sometimes almost human sized coz perspective what is that?! It’s boring, broken and ugly. 1 point for trying and failing.


superamatista  asked:

thoughts on modern Disney movies

I’m gonna assume you mean like every animated Disney movie since The Princess and the Frog since that movie came out when I was 14 and I wouldn’t consider any movie that came out before I was 13 “modern”.

But anyway, I tend to like them a lot! People who’ve been following me all year can probably already tell I’m really fond of Moana and Zootopia, but I also really like Tangled, Wreck-It-Ralph, Big Hero 6, The Princess and the Frog, and, yes, Frozen. 

I can give some criticisms of these movies as they are in general before I go into my inevitable mini-rant about Frozen. Starting from Wreck-It-Ralph and going until Zootopia, there was always a twist villain. I mean, Moana has a twist villain, too, but not in the same fashion as the others. What I’m talking about is the character who seems to be a good guy and then turns out to be a bad guy during Act 3 of the movie. I personally hate this just because I always end up spoiling myself before I see the movie because thanks, internet. From a less self-interested and petty perspective, this is a cheap shot at the expense of the viewer. Like, “ooooh, Prince Hans is such a nice dude! I love him! I hope he and Anna get toget-OH SHIT.” The whole twist thing blows its load during the first viewing and then your next few viewings is going to be you showing the movie to whoever you’re close to and watching them for their reaction to the twist. After you run out of people you like, the twist suddenly gets boring. Another trope a few out of these bunch of movies does is the thing toward the end where it appears as though a main character died, only for them to be able to be brought back. Again, I find this to be incredibly cheap, like you know the writers want to get that reaction out of their audience without actually killing the character off. I find it more insulting in Big Hero 6 than in either of the princess movies because at least the time between Eugene/Anna “dying” and then coming back is short enough that you haven’t really accepted that they’re dead yet. Baymax isn’t brought back until the very end of the movie, probably at least five minutes after he “died” and after you’ve already finished mourning him.

As for which one is my favorite, I’m pretty sure its either Zootopia or Wreck-It-Ralph.

I’m sure most of my mutuals wanna hear me say that I like all of these movies except for Frozen, 

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superamatista  asked:

Recommend me works with well-written female characters written by women who are NOT sidelined or crapped over.

I’m not sure if you mean books or tv shows/movies, so I’ll respond with books, and write about tv shows/movies in another post later.

List of some books I’ve read and enjoyed that feature well-developed female characters. Most are written by women, but i included two written by men that I thought were worthy. (Note that some probably have triggering or problematic material in them, so if you have questions about that, I’ll try my best to remember and let you know).

Heidegger’s Glasses by Thaisa Frank - historical fiction about a Polish woman in Nazi Germany struggling to survive and to save the few people she can from the Holocaust

Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy - written in the 19th century about the ostracism a lower class English woman from the country faces; the book grapples with issues of rape and double standards in a way far ahead of its time

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton - story of a woman from a rich family who, due to familial ruin, is of little means, and struggles to retain her place due to the lack of options afforded high society women in New York in the early 20th century

A Thousand Years of Good Prayers by Yiyun Li - collection of short stories by a Chinese American author about life in China; some stories focus on male characters and some on female - all the characters are fully realized and well-written

Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile- a black female New Yorker grapples with racism when she abandons life in the city to farm sugar cane on the land her father left her in Louisiana

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn- probably one of the most compulsively readable books ive ever devoured, you can’t stop turning the page: a compelling, whip smart and pitch black thriller that also works as a cutting commentary on misogyny and marriage in contemporary american society

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - a classic from one of the greatest satirists, focused on the domestics absurdities of the Victorian Era

The Color Purple by Alice Walker - Black lesbians and seminal womanism text - need I say more?

Sula - one of Toni Morrison’s most acclaimed works - focuses on the intense and complicated relationship between two black girls who grow up together

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic - graphic novel memoir by alison bechdel that delves into issues of queer identity and family

The Hours by Michael Cunningham - shifts between three interlocking narratives about three different women throughout history: a bi woman in the 1990′s grappling with a former lover dying of AIDS, a queer homemaker forced into a loveless heterosexual marriage in the 50s, and Virginia Woolf struggling with mental illness

The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith - source material for the movie Carol, a book about the forbidden love affair of two lesbians in 1950s America

Beloved by Toni Morrison - focuses on the trauma of slavery through the story of a free Black woman and her relationship with her daughters

Orlando by Virginia Woolf- rollicking gender bending odyssey of the titular character who lives from the era of Shakespeare through to the 20th century

The Awakening by Kate Chopin - focuses on a woman trapped by the confines of marriage in the late 19th century

Passing by Nella Larsen - focuses on the complex relationship between two light-skinned Black women who “pass” in different ways in early 20th century Harlem; lots of lesbian undertones

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton - like most of Wharton’s work, again, about Victorian high society New York; although from the perspective of a man this time, the female characters are multifaceted and well-developed

superamatista  asked:

could you recommend works of fiction where the female characters aren't mistreated, badly written or shoved into the background (aside from Discworld and Avatar, both of which I love)

Boku no Hero Academia (manga), Bamora! (manga), Nimona (comic), Friends with Boys (comic), Butter!!! (manga), Earthsong (webcomic), Six of Crows (novel), Firefly (tv show), Red vs Blue (webseries–recently, anyway!  earlier seasons are messier in that regard…maybe start with 6), aaaaaand eon: dragoneye reborn (novel, with a sequel).

superamatista  asked:

🔥 + Rayman

This is totally predictable, but I like Lacmac better than Globox (or at least how Globox has been portrayed from Rayman 3 onward). I admit to some bias because I saw The Animated Series before playing any of the games and happened to get attached to Lacmac pretty quickly (and the fact that he’s very rabbit-like and I love rabbits certainly helps), but when I think of Globox, a lot of mixed feelings come up. I love what they were going for with him in Rayman 2, him being somewhat simplistic as well as cowardly, yet having a sweet and protective sign when it came to Rayman, his wife, and his kids. Maybe he could’ve used some more development, something to make his personality a bit more clear cut or to make him stand out some more from the several other characters that you spend time with in that game, but overall, he was fine. They could’ve branched him out from there. Instead, come Rayman 3, they completely got rid of the sweet caring side of him and toned up the stupid part. In that game in particular, he’s complete unhelpful and annoying, lacking any magical abilities to help you progress and doing little more than whining and throwing out one-liners that are only occasionally even funny. 

In the words of Tv Tropes, Flanderization’s what happened to him and good god is that the worst thing to ever happen to a decent character. Unlike, say, Knuckles the Echidna in Sonic Boom vs Knuckles the Echidna in the rest of the Sonic franchise though, it’s hard to separate that unlikable characterization from the way I see Globox because that’s close to how he’s been characterized from then on. Now, Rayman Origins and Legends doesn’t have him talk (and he’s also more helpful than he’s ever been considering you can play as him), but every bio he’s had describes him as “Rayman’s loyal friend that’s up for an adventure as long as there’s food along the way.” So, yeah, he’s still the generic dumb fat friend, like the Rayman universe needed its own version of Patrick Star. In comparison, even though Lacmac’s purpose is merely to be the dumb, clumsy character - and that’s certainly what he is - he’s allowed moments where he can be fleshed out ever so slightly. We know he cares for his friends a lot, particularly Cookie, and we see him enjoying performing and making people happy. We see him suffer first hand, wheras Globox tends to get captured or separated from Rayman off-screen and we don’t see what’s going on with him until we find him in some cage later. I guess a lot of that just comes from the difference between when a side character is in a game vs when a side character is in a cartoon, though, and maybe I’m being a little hard on the dad frog.

…Though it’d help some more if he was still portrayed like a dad frog in more recent screenings. Hi, scene from Rayman 3 where he goes after a cardboard cutout of a female glute even though Rayman 2 established that he’s married.

toastyhat replied to your post “I cried when I got home last night then slept. And when I got up, I…”

Aaahhh crying all the time sucks so bad, I’m glad the french toast was a success! I wish we were in the same place, I want to hug you so bad. TuT

God knows I need that hug right now. :( Thanks so much for the support though and yes, the french toast really helped! I guess no matter how sad I am, there’s always a way to cheer me up. Or maybe it’s just the magic of food. XD

superamatista replied to your post “I cried when I got home last night then slept. And when I got up, I…”

ooh noo *hugs* sometimes food is the best solution.

It does work wonders, especially when I make them myself. XD Thank you though!

rabbit-miza replied to your post “I cried when I got home last night then slept. And when I got up, I…”

Food always help. Let’s hang out cherry!! Whenever wherever.

Mizaaaaaa~!!! <3 Yes please!! I’ve been so insanely busy though, and I told myself to take it easy this weekend. Maybe we can meet up next weekend? I really miss hanging out with you!