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You know what life needs? More kick-ass villain songs.

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Wow, girls kinda got shafted didn't they?

...that sounded less dirty in my head, right before I actually said it.
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Been feeling kinda down lately, which isn't making me want to do much writing wise. Feeling very ungrounded and listless.



I want this soundtrack. Hell, I want this movie. The animation is gorgeous, the story is timeless and even though you can tell it's dated it still holds up. And it's always been one of those movies you can watch in any state of mind and be calmed. This and Flight of Dragons; know what, I just want the whole Rankin/Bass animated collection.
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THUNDERCATS! HOOOOOOOOO!


Ah yeah, this is looking to be awesome. This video is really the one that got me going, but every version I've found has the embedding dissabled like it was Misery so I found something else. There's also this page which does some design comparisions, has an old CGI trailer when they thought they were gonna make that as a movie. But the best is the fan-made trailer at the bottom, it's very cool the movie melded to get what they did. But anyway, HOLY CRAP!

New show theories and geekage; I'm excited, are you? )

I'm stoked. Between this, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and G.I. Joe Renegades, my inner child is on a sugar rush right now. Not that other new original shows aren't doing it for me either, but these are what I grew up on and seeing them treated with respect in regards to bringing them back is really a plus for me. The new show doesn't start until July sometime, but I'm anxious already.

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*holds head*

Okay, confession time. When I was a kid, I had a VHS tape that had two cartoons on it; My Little Pony: The Movie and The Chipmunk Adventure. As I loved cartoons, I didn't think much of it, I just watched 'em. And to my credit, the Smooze is a pretty cool non-dangerous villain for kids (and a irritatingly catchy song). But over time I started watching mainly only the Chipmunk half, and even then it was mainly for the songs (okay, one song). And I was pissed when I lost that tape, because it was part of my childhood. Not just the movies, but the tape itself, having those two movie back to back was just what I'd always known of them; I'd never seen either movie on it's own, or ever one television, so I was not happy.

Now, skip ahead to today. I still love cartoons, and I've previously admitted to liking shows I should have no right enjoying because I am so far outside the intended range of what they're aiming for.

But I can't help it.

It's just...

They're...

It's just.

So.

Fucking.

Cute.

I am part of no man society, because my card would be revoked before I even got it )
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If there's one thing I can definitely ramble on about for a while, it's comic. Well, and movies. And cartoons. And comic movies. But still, comics this time. And rambling I shall do.

Young Justice is a new animated series on Cartoon Network, created by Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti, Weisman the creator of Gargoyles and producer of Spectacular Spider-Man, so that's a well endorsed resume, and frankly the show looks to kick. ASS.

I have a history with the comic YJ. It was the first series I seriously followed, having previously only watched cartoons based on comics and collected various titles sporadically. But with YJ, I read and bought as many back and current issues as I could, because I just loved it.

It's times like this I wish I had a webcam to do this stuff.

Quick rundown of what Young Justice was and DC animated shows to this point )

My thoughts and breakdown of Young Justice: the Series )

Wrapping it up )

Young Justice: the Series
Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4
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I've never tried to hide it, I love animation. Movies, TV shows, shorts on the internet, traditional, CGI, stop-motion, anime, love 'em all. While not big, my DVD collection is probably at least half animated features, and smaller portion is animated TV shows.

I don't know why, exactly, but something about them seems more "real" to me in some ways. I love how there are no constrants in terms of what can be done, except by the skill of the or limitations of the animator. While it's always nice to see great special effects in live action films, too often they're held back by their budget in what they can do. Other times, when the film could easily go so much further, it holds itself back for practical or budget reasons. Animation, however, can defy reality ten times over and give us stories and images that might've only been seen in our heads. And style; there are no doubt styles in live action, due to lighting, staging, angles, so on and such. But animation wraps that again and again in it's presentation.

I will now proceed to ramble and get pretty wordy )

Good god, I've become the old man on the porch who starts everything he says with "Back in my day..." But it's true, you little bastards! My cartoons were better! Nyah!

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