Sorry if I'm bothering you but can you share why you think avatar is bad?
hoo boy man ur asking for a lot bc that show is a complete and utter M E S S. first, heres the main phrase my tibetan ass wants u to think about: its a show using asian/indigenous ppl and their devastating histories made by ignorant weeaboo white men. I want to write about it in detail bc i’ve always wanted to say something about this but never rly got around to doing it. maybe ill send this in letter format to the writers lol. anyways im going to split this up into parts. I’ll put a readmore bc its kinda long
My tribute to our lord and savior, Mr Gerard Arthur Way, who finally made it to his forties! From one seventies child to another, welcome, sir!
You like fatherhood, comfy clothes, meditation, going for walks, and cats. You still can’t swim, you still can’t dance (much) and you still don’t know karate. Face it, you’re not getting any younger.
I don’t wanna be younger, I just wanna…
Well if you wanted youthfulness, that’s all you had to say. Cause I got genes to make you cry or make you go, how does he look this way? For all the Britpop looks, the photographs that Kerrang! took, Remember when I broke my foot from Frankie jumping onto me?
I’m not thirty I’m not thirty I’m not thirty You wear me out
What will it take to show you that MyChem is really dead? (I’m not thirty) I’ve told you time and time again but you can’t seem to get it in your head (I’m not thirty) You think Frerard was real, you loved it when my roots were teal But that was then and anyhow for the last time, I write comics now!
Forget about the Revenge looks The photographs my boyfriend that Frankie took You said you read me like a book, but the pages all are Doom Patrol
I’m forty I’m forty! I’m forty, now (I’m forty, now)
But you really need to listen to me Because I’m telling you the truth I mean this, I’m forty! (Trust Me)
I’m not thirty I’m not thirty Well, I’m not thirty I’m not thir-fucking-ty I’m not thirty I’m not thirty (Forty)
How it started, why it ended, and what to expect from the reboot
Over the past month the followers of this blog have quadrupled (wow) and many of you are asking “why did you end Thermohalia?”. Since I deleted the thermohalia tumblr a while back, a lot of those explanatory posts have been lost, so I figured I give everyone more context about what happened. Here we go!
(what it says in the jumbled background of a mix-mash of binary, wingdings, comic sans and papyrus)
TIME TO RESET. ALWAYS TIME TO RESET .THERE IS NO TIME TO MAKE SUCH A CHOICE. YOU EITHER MAKE FRIENDS OR MAKE THOSE FRIENDS PAY OUT OF NOTHING BUT VIOLENCE. LEVEL OF VIOLENCE YOU HAVE AND THE EXECUTION POINTS YOU COLLECT. THERE IS NO END, WILL THERE EVER BE AN END?
Hi! How’s it going friends! I’m opening up a zine dedicated to the young animal comics if anyone’s interested in contributing :) its open to all artists and I think it would b a neat wee thing to do for team young animal!!
I had to get this out of my head or I wouldn’t be able to move on today. True fact, I am a terrible sucker for doomed romances. The ones that are so passionately, emotionally charged that when they’re bad, they’re a carwreck, but when they’re good it’s like being on the greatest high ever.
Do you have any good recommendations for old comics? I would love to get into them but honestly I have no idea where to start.
The Stan Lee/Jack Kirby Fantastic Four was the towering
achievement of the 1960s and my favorite comic of all time. Their current
shabby treatment by their parent company is inexcusable; Marvel was built by
Fantastic Four. FF is my favorite comic ever because it is “hot” and “cold” at
the same time, a balancing act that is hard to do in science fiction. It has
far out scifi adventures like shrinking to explore a world inside an atom or
fighting Galactus the World Devourer, or a villain as melodramatic as Doctor
Doom…but we believe in it because of how grounded it is in a real world, with
wisecracking, warm characters we like. Every FF story ends in some far out way,
but we believe it because of how it starts with something everyday, like the
Thing buying hot dogs in Central Park while walking with his girlfriend. It’s like
Stan discovered the formula for Coca-Cola; it’s very, very, very hard to tell a
bad Fantastic Four story. Sure, FF is great, but it gets ultra-great starting
around issue 43, and has an unbroken string of the greatest stories ever for 40
issues: the Coming of Galactus, the introduction of the Black Panther, the
introduction of the Inhumans, Doctor Doom stealing the Silver Surfer’s powers
(what a shocker that was).
Joe Kubert’s Enemy Ace comic is maybe the best war book
ever written, about an honorable German flying ace in World War I. Hans von
Hammer had noble and chivalrous instincts: he saluted enemies even after he
killed them, and refused to shootan unarmed foe. He once
befriended a wolf in the Black Forest, because the both of them were killers, and that wolf was his only real friend. He was the ultimate example of
how war shapes even decent men into killers.
Russ Manning’s Magnus Robot Fighter is a crackerjack
action-scifi comic that has aged better, not worse since the 1960s, because it’s
all about the terror of a society that is overmechanized and under surveillance,
where you hate machines but also need them and can’t get rid of them. The fully
detailed, realized science fiction world of North Am is what makes it so
interesting. Magnus is the Defiant Man in a screwy world; I wonder why John
Carpenter never took an interest in making Magnus Robot Fighter as a movie, it
would so fit his sensibilities.
If you ask guys who were around for it what they like
about Jim Starlin’s Dreadstar, you get the same answer if you asked a wired
little kid why they like sugar and caffeine. It was one of the first and best
of the “creator owned, adult scifi comics” to come around in the early 1980s,
with Vance Dreadstar leading rebels against an Empire. There’s also some
bizarre Moorcock inspired mysticism at work. Best of all, Dreadstar is now
widely available and reprinted; you owe it to yourself to check it out.
Speaking of adult oriented scifi comics, check out Alan
Zelenetz’s Alien Legion. It’s about a futuristic French Foreign Legion made up
of convicts, drifters, cutthroats, and criminals from across the known planets.
The Legionnaires are expendable and are often sent on suicide missions,
political objectives are often at odds with military ones, and a lot of them
talk about desertion at times.
Star Brand by Jim Shooter is maybe the only comic that
ever did anything interesting with the dead end idea, what would a superhero look like
in the real world? It’s a comedy about how we never live up to our potential. When the
hero comes back to earth from space, he finds he gets incredibly lost and can’t
find his hometown. When he tries to stop a hostage crisis, he realizes that
even with powers, he wonders what he could really do that wouldn’t make things
worse or escalate the situation. It’s the people that make it worth it: our hero has conflicted feelings
about two women, one a single mom, and the other is a girl that loves him, but
so much that it doesn’t feel healthy.
Dave Stevens’ Rocketeer is a great retro comic, but the selling
point is something that never entirely made it into the film adaptation: it’s all about
the sex appeal of good looking girls. I once asked an art teacher of mine what it would take to make a living as an artist, and he told me, “draw good looking girls. If you can, you will never be out of work.” Well, Dave Stevens could, and he’d still be doing it today if not for his tragic passing.
If you’re the kind of person who likes to cry a lot (”sad is happy for deep people”), check out Strikeforce: Morituri, an early 80s comic with a fascinating premise. In order to fight off an alien invasion, a means of giving people superpeople is created, but it has a horrible cost: it gives you only a year to live. It’s all about mortality, nobility, and sacrifice and is really melancholic. Essentially, every single character has a terminal illness.