did you know… that you can like a villainous character… without trying to erase the fact that they’re a villain??? you can appreciate a dynamic and well-written villain while acknowledging the fact that they are evil and have done terrible things…. liking a villain doesn’t mean that you condone their actions…. AND you can definitely like a villain without wanting them to be “redeemed” by being forced into an unhealthy and out of character relationship with one of the heroes…… wow….. who knew……
“Villainous”: Why you shouldn’t throw hate to this show
Okay, so over the past days you may noticed a lot of fanart and posts about a particular show: “Villainous” (or “Villanos” in spanish). This is actually a mini series that is transmited between comercials for Cartoon Network México. Is about a villain (Black Hat) who tries to make the most evil and succesful artefacts for villains, along with Dr Flug, Demencia and 5.0.5.
So, what’s the problem with this mini-series?
There’s a few flaws that people have been complaining about, the most important of those being Markiplier voicing 5.0.5, a problematic artist (LemonTeaFlower) working on this show, etc.
Ignoring those facts, “Villainous” is pretty funny and entertaining to watch, and the animation and art style is really good. Is not the humour that everybody likes, but I personally enjoy it. But actually neither the characters or the plot are the reason im encouraging you to support this show.
This is the first ever cartoon (for Cartoon Network) created entirely by mexicans.
As a mexican, I can’t describe how happy I am to know that my country is finally making big steps in the animation industry, this is a huge opportunity for people like me, who aspire to be an animator but don’t have the resources to get out of their country.
And, if this show gets enough positivity and fame, Ai Studios, the animation studios who made this show, might actually do more cartoons! Better cartoons, with better plots and characters!
Let me tell you something, if Ai Studios doesn’t start making more cartoons, there’s literally no job opportunity in Mexico for aspiring animators. You either go to the U.S or forget about animation.
And yeah, this show might seem cringey, (well, it started developing in 2007, what did you expect?) and as I said it has some problematic aspects, but I dont think this is the right time to start making callout posts and discourse blogs for this cartoon. It hasn’t even aired in the U.S yet and there are already pleople complaining. And I don’t blame them, I would callout those things too if I didn’t already know how important this show is for Ai Studios, how important this show is for mexicans.
Many of the people who complain about it don’t even know that this show is made by mexicans and the opportunities it could give to us. So, what i’m asking you to do is simple.
Don’t throw hate at this show.
I’m not asking you to praise it, I’m not asking you to make fanart for it. I’m asking you to leave it alone, and leave alone the people who are enjoying it.
How can we do better if you don’t even give us the opportunity to make more cartoons?
So yeah, that’s basically it. I’m not saying everyone should watch it and enjoy it, I mean, if you want to do it go ahead. I’m just saying it would be kind of egoistical to make discourse blogs and callout posts for the first mexican cartoon made by a new animation studio that just came out 3 days ago.
When I was little, I used to watch this anime where the main villain was this female thief. She’d lose to the hero every time, but I always thought she was cool. […] She always said whatever she wanted, did whatever she wanted… She knew what justice was for her. I… wanted to grow up to be just like her someday.
Colony Vs. The Tax Evaders for Freedom and Justice
This fills the tentacle square on my bingo card. Challenger @rose-on-the-mountain, who is also responsible for the Tax Evaders.
I’m not sure if this will actually fit into the Happy Lights ‘verse, or if it’s just a fun sort of what-if scenario, but I hope you enjoy it!
“They call themselves The Tax Evaders for Freedom and
Justice,” Steve explained. He rubbed at the center of his forehead. “They’re
registered as a church.”
“That is a joke,” Tony insisted. “There’s no way that is
actually not a joke.”
Steve shrugged helplessly. “That’s what the file says. They’ve
recruited some B-list villains including… The Kangaroo, Asbestos Lady, and…
Flag Smasher?” He was miserable just reading the names and pushed his tablet
away so he could put his face in his palm.
“Wow,” Clint said, “You are a massive troll, Cap, but I don’t
think even you could troll this hard.
Why are we getting called for this
one? Isn’t this something that the cops can handle? Or, you know… the local
“We don’t really have anything better to do at the moment,”
Steve pointed out, “And it would be a good training exercise for our newest
The colony didn’t quite understand the point of chairs, but
it was trying to imitate its human colony members. Several of the larger
tentacles were coiled around the empty chair at the briefing table, and the
rest were spread out over and around the table to keep limbs wrapped around
their humans. It was a small subcolony of only forty-seven members who had come
back with ‘Steve Colony’ after their last trip to the colony homeworld, and
looked intent on setting up a permanent colony presence.
“Can’t we just sic the IRS on them? I mean…The Church of the
Tax Evaders for Freedom and Justice. Really,” Clint persisted.
Think of it like a
team building exercise, Tony suggested, and the colony lit up gold at his
mental voice. I have new arrows for you
to try out.
Sold! the colony repeated,
flickering through a quick rainbow of colors, and then asked, Sold?
The colony did not understand currency, and the last time
Tony had tried to explain the concepts of buying and selling, they’d ended up
in a circular loop of Why? for most
of the night. About the only thing the colony had been attracted to during the
conversation was Tony unleashing financial ‘logic’ into the colony mindspace. It
was a good thing they weren’t interested in using the colony’s understanding of
math to their own benefit, because they could just about take over the world
with only minimal effort and the colony’s help.
Let’s not start that
conversation again, Bruce pleaded. “Asbestos Lady?”
Steve checked the notes. He grimaced, but offered, “Apparently
“And dying of asbestos poisoning?” Sam guessed. His chair
was conspicuously tentacle-free, but he had his head propped up on one fist and
was casually petting the magenta tentacle that had wrapped around his water
glass, the end periscoped up to eye level and nuzzling against his fingers. It flickered
gold and the colony was suffused with a definite sense of smugness at the
attention. “Has the colony been cleared to leave the tower?”
“Technically or theoretically?” Tony asked innocently. He
was completely bound to his chair by a dozen thick loops and being towed around
the table at the colony’s leisure.
Sam hastily held up a hand. “I don’t even want to know.
Plausible deniability is a thing.”
Loving the dad!alan headcanon so... what about fathers day? Or anything close to a father/son bonding moment?
BH calls his dad every father’s day. Flug has to remind him, since he doesn’t keep track of human holidays besides halloween.
the reason WHY he has to is that if he doesn’t, Alan shows up personally
“How could you forget Father’s Day!?! Hattie, I don’t even make you celebrate my birthday. All I ask is that for just ONE day a year, we have a nice heart-to-heart conversation!” BH hisses in response.
To avoid the countless dollars in property damage that will arise should Alan actually attempt to hug BH, Flug reminds him each year, the day before. BH spends the entire day preparing and mentally steeling himself.
Then again, the phone call always ends with BH screaming profanities anyways, as Alan reminisces about his childhood and such
“Aw Hattie, it feels just like centuries ago you weren’t even bipedal! You’ve grown so much! I’m so proud of you; I could just rip a hole in space-time to come over there and give you a hu–” “do that and I’ll fucking s c r e a m.”
(He does. Everyone suffers from permanent hearing damage and temporary insanity. #worthit)
so anyway I love Jared Kleinman and it would be incredible if when you defend him from being more than a meme or a joke you don’t bring up and feelings he may or may not have for Evan and instead focus on the canon fact that his deep insecurities and personal issues caused him to be rude and mean to those around him, including to Evan. I understand that he was lonely and deeply insecure but that doesn’t actually excuse the fact that he mocked Evan, a boy he knew was anxious and had no other friends, as well as Connor, a boy he knew at least had anger issues and no friends. He also encouraged Evan to lie to the Murphy’s (although that doesn’t excuse Evan by any means) and attempted to profit off of Connor’s suicide multiple times for selfish reasons (the Connor buttons and demanding money from Evan to help with the emails). Not to mention, despite him making it perfectly clear to Evan that he wasn’t really his friend in act one, when act two came around he was eager to make Evan feel guilty for leaving him behind. Again, none of this excuses Evan and his poor decisions, but it also means that Jared shouldn’t be excused for his actions either.