I’m getting depressed, so I’m going to talk about Megamind. Or actually, I’m going to talk about Minion.
I might write a fic based on this.
Minion is older than Megamind. He also remembers what happened, and he actually remembers more about the planet than Megamind does.
Minion knows from the beginning that his destiny, his purpose in life, is to look after his charge. His biped master/brother/friend, who needs a companion, a Minion, and who surely must have a destiny of his own. He teaches him about destiny.
Minion was the one who made sure he remembered how to speak their native language. Minion was the one who taught him the Scientific Principles and the Universal Laws of Motion (the real ones, the accurate ones that account for dark-matter and dilations of space-time over large enough areas).
Minion was the first of the two to figure out that anyone with a swastika tattoo was Trouble.
Minion researched techniques to deal with and fight off depression: Body-positive messages. Affirmation from yourself and others. Music. Laughing, frequently and deliberately. Exercise. Persue a goal; don’t ever stop moving, because you wont be able to start again.
He is not only researching these things on Megamind’s behalf.
Minion likes Miss Ritchi. She’s useful; plans go more smoothly with a hostage, and Metro Man tends to hold back more when there are witnesses nearby. An extremely honest TV reporter makes for a very good witness/safety net. Also, she makes Megamind happy, and Minion is in favor of anything that can achieve that (especially after the incident with the bridge). And she never laughs at them. Not once.
Minion is Megamind’s second in command. He helps run the criminal empire. He orchestrates the escapes. It’s his job to make sure everything goes smoothly, and it’s his job to make sure they know what’s going on in the underworld. He is an enforcer, a spy, and a crime boss in his own right, second only to the Master of All Villainy. He is good at his job.
Minion is an artist. He likes to experiment in the kitchen. He likes to sew and design new costumes, work with new materials. He likes to see his family happy. He might possibly be okay with the idea of his family including more than one person. If they are trustworthy.
Any Fraymotifs for a Lord of Hope and Heir of Void?
Lords are pretty weird and abstract but I think I’ve figured them out in that they control the rules of their aspect, or control rules through their aspect. For example, Caliborn’s Lord of Time powers manifested as him being able to look at the universal law that says “the alpha timeline is the timeline that leads to the successful creation of a genesis frog” and scribbling out genesis frog with permanent marker and writing in all caps “LORD ENGLISH”. Thus, we have to figure out the rules of Hope, which are somewhat defined in that the power has a lot to do with pre-existing power, belief systems, and hope. I would say that thus a Lord of Hope becomes stronger the more people believe in him, and can basically impose himself upon whatever he wishes, because if enough people believe in him (and by that i mean believe in the fact that he EXISTS), he becomes objectively more real than other people, and begin to impose on their existence, because they are on a lesser scale of “realness” compared to him.
If that makes sense
Now normally I would say “You’re making me fraymotif a lord/muse and a not lord/muse class? Get out of here.”, but, no, the Heir of Void would be a useful partner for a Lord of Hope. An Heir invites manipulation of their aspect, or manipulation by their aspect, and their aspect just so happens to be that of nonexistence and null-itude.
Thus, the Fraymotif: Using a Heir of Void that believes very strongly in the Lord of Hope would allow their ability to supercharge, turning them into, as long as the Heir is there and not distracted and basically able to sit on their feet and pray, what amounts to a physical god. The Lord would literally be on a higher plane of existence, like a 4d person looking down into 3d space, untouchable by their foes. The void empowerment would probably not only render the Lord completely invisible and intangible to their enemies, but make it so that they can wipe them from existence with nought more than a hand wave.
Unfortunately, this would probably also mean no grist. :(
do you believe that a "world full of love" is possible? By the ying and yang means if there's love, there has to be absence of love. If there's light, there has to absence of light. And for this world to be full of love, every single person of 7 billion people would have to be loving and full of love, for this to be a loving world.
Love has always proceeded the universal Laws, hence “God is love”, God is not subjected to universal laws, the divine is always above them. Thus why in sacred texts its emphasised that love will always dominate over the lower. Love belongs to no category, including yin and yang, yet belongs to both. The Sun rules the heart, which is love from the spirit, that is a masculine energy. Neptune rules unconditional love, which is of the soul, it is feminine. Thus love has no gender, not universal or physical. Love always wins🌹
Lemme just start off by saying 2010 was a great year in animated shows. Unreal great. Like, seriously.
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 andlife, 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.
“Everything is Energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the Frequency of the Reality you want and you cannot help but get that Reality. It can be no other way. This is not Philosophy. This is Physics.”