this was the best quality i could find

This is more of a rant, but I think it’s time we had a long hard talk about the low standards in love and relationships that black women are forced to have. I mean, at this point a BW having ANY standards at all makes her high maintenance/materialistic/gold digger etc. and it’s really super pathetic. I hate how BW are just expected to not want quality things. I definitely want to be in a relationship and offer that person a better quality of life, but I feel like BM aren’t expected to.

Like, BM make all these struggle memes about McDonalds dates and car dates and I’m just??? That’s not a date??? I can go to McDonalds myself, its not quality food…and I don’t want it. And guys get legitimately mad about you not wanting the bare minimum, especially on this hellsite. “Well a guy went out of his way to give you x, so you should be happy with whatever he gives you.” OK. And? “Well a REAL woman would accept-” NO. Everybody wants to measure BW worth by what she’s willing to endure, suffer, and put up with. Courting and dating is pretty much the same in every country. Men give dowrys, gifts etc. to show that how much they value being with you, I’m not going to be forced into accepting something that’s cheap or low quality. Because sometimes quality just means spending money. The same way you gave your mom a macaroni necklace when you were 5 vs buying a purse for her birthday, she appreciated the purse more. This is absolutely NOTHING new!

Why would you WANT to offer something that wasn’t the best, or the best that you could find? Don’t you WANT to be with someone that goes out of their way your life better? It’s really only black couples I see doing this its pathetic lol. And on that note, these Pick-Me women aren’t satisfied with the bare minimum, and want women with standards accept the same garbage that they do. “Well I’m a GOOD woman because I don’t need x” OK? Why are you telling me this? Almost each and every one of these Pick-Me’s are physically, emotionally, and financial exhausted in their relationships in the long run. These Pick-Me’s are also the same ones writing 5+ pages about how much pain and suffering they put up with when their men left them. It’s exhausting lol. If you were so unhappy doing all of that, then why did you lie and KEEP doing it?

I really feel like the Black Love goals are really basic. Like, those are things you should already be doing. I defiantly want a better life than I have now. Wanting a wedding dress, a ring, a house, a nice car are standards that almost everybody should have. Everyone wants us to have the absolute bare minimum and its gross and pathetic. You shouldn’t have to struggle and suffer to be respected by someone who ASKED to be with you. I ONLY see black couples doing that. I’m 24, I don’t want to be at the bottom my entire life, or offer someone the best of me to get the worst in exchange. I’m not advocating swirling, but there’s no way I’m going to put up with this Struggle Love Olympics nonsense that’s expected of BW.

I Think We Made a Big Mistake

Lemme just start off by saying 2010 was a great year in animated shows. Unreal great. Like, seriously.

What

the

shit

happened

in

20

10?

To put this in perspective, about 2007-2009 wasn’t a stellar time for animated shows. The best one by far was Phineas and Ferb, and maybe … El Tigre (which had so much personality and life, but I haven’t seen since it aired so I can’t tell you how it holds up), but there wasn’t a lot of new stuff that lived up to the top contender.

Also important to remember is that in 2009, Cartoon Network briefly went insane and wanted to transition to more live-action shows or live-action/animation mixed like Out of Jimmy’s Head. None of these really held my attention, and it took airtime from the cartoons that could’ve come out.

We also could point out that Nickolodeon was well on its way to airing basically only Spongebob and Fairly Odd Parents forever amen (as much as I love those shows).

Disney Channel hosted P&F, but other than that, pickings were getting slim.

So, realizing that, you’ve gotta understand how remarkable it is that we were getting so many good shows all at once again! It was unreal!

But it didn’t stop there, not even for a year.

2011 gave us families.

2012 gave us blends of story and comedy.

2013 gave us stellar characters in interstellar adventures (also the Mickey Mouse shorts, but that might not count).

2014 gave us surprises.

2015 gave us heart.

And this year? A return to form. What with the Loud House finally breaking Nickelodeon’s streak of poor nicktoons, Voltron keeping the action cartoon alive from the Avatar team we love, and the upcoming Milo Murphy’s Law from the creators of Phineas and Ferb.

There’s also shows like Mighty Magiswords and Long Live the Royals on the way that could just as easily make this list.

So the question remains. What the hell happened in 2010?

Well, I don’t know what caused all this, but I’ll tell you what happened.

Sym-Bionic Titan happened on Cartoon Network’s Toonami. And nobody told me.

When I stumbled on it way after the fact, I thought I remembered seeing something like that advertised when I was a kid. You know, early 2000s action show. I figured it got lost in the Beyblades, Ben 10s, and Yu-gi-Oh ripoffs, and I could at least make peace with that.

But then I find out this aired just a few years ago and I’m shit-pissed. aND MY OWN BEST FRIEND APPARENTLY WATCHED IT AND NEVER?? TOLD?? ME??

how dare you I instantly forgive you.

What I’m getting at is this is a high quality show. Really high quality.

The basic premise is summed up best here:

The three main characters include Ilana, princess of the royal family; Lance, a rebellious but capable soldier; and Octus, a bio-cybernetic robot, all of whom must now blend into everyday life in Sherman, Illinois. Posing as high school students, Lance and Octus work to conceal Princess Ilana from General Modula and his hideous space mutants sent to kill the sole heir of Galaluna.

When called into battle, the Galalunans are outfitted with individual armor that provides more than ample protection. It is when the gravest of danger appears that Octus activates the sym-bionic defense program and he, Ilana, and Lance unite “Heart, Body and Mind” and come together to form the spectacular cyber-giant Sym-Bionic Titan.

If that sounds great, it absolutely is. The characters are well-devloped, the story is front and center, there’s continuity between episodes– everything we’ve come to love in some of our modern favourites. So, my point is … why the hell was this left out of the cartoon revolution?

Well … honestly, I can’t figure it out. Advertising? Not enough cross-promotion in the daytime? Weak word of mouth? It’s certainly nothing the show did wrong.

Why Watch It?

Reason 1: HOLY SHIT, IT HAS A STORY

I’m not gonna spoil much more than the summary, but despite the fact that it takes place on Earth for the most part and focuses on week to week stories, the overall story is very much in the forefront at all times– and you know how rare that is even for shows that do story well.

Reason 2: HOLY SHIT, IT HAS GREAT CHARACTERS

I’ll let you discover them for yourself, it’s too much of a treat, but I’ll just say, you might fall in love. Again.

Oh, and Voltron fans?

We found their son.

Reason 3: This Guy

So, even if you’re too young for some of these, you might’ve heard something called Samuri Jack is getting a fifth season after 10 years … and it’s going to be on Adult Swim.

Yeah, it’s gonna be badass.

The important part to all this is that this dude does awesome design, awesome shows, and if you have respect for any of these properties, you know you’re in for a good time.

Which leads me to

Reason 4: The Animationjfsfksnfksafafsj

Between the lighting and the angular designs, I just don’t know what to do with myself. Is bootiful.

Watch the first few minutes there. You see what I mean, right?

Reason 5: It Deserved Better

We’ve championed so many great shows in the past few years, but for whatever reason, we missed one. A great one at that. If you have any love for the shows I listed, I highly recommend you give it a chance. Who knows? You might just find another favourite.