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asami soto wanted final

I struggled with letting Asami smile in her mugshot or not, or whether I should try to make her seductive in her mugshot given how much of a bombshell she’s meant to be.  Ultimately, I went with a serious shot because I pictured if Asami did have to get arrested (which is true in her canon mugshot), she would be very upset and serious about it.  Ta-da, serious Asami.  I’m obviously going to finish Bolin and I might do Kai, Tenzin, and maybe Bumi.

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mako wanted final

The wanted posters continue with Mako’s wanted poster.  It’s not nearly as detailed as Korra because Mako’s wanted poster was very obscured and difficult to view.  So I took a generic picture of Mako and modified it slightly to match the wanted poster.  I added the gritted teeth because I think it fit Mako’s attitude as well as Korra’s general tone did.  I think I’m trapped with doing the final 2, plus I accepted a request to do a profile of Roger Sterling, so Black Carnival is taking (another) break right now as I do some of this fan art.

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Image owned by Kadokawa Shoten

After reading numerous articles regarding the hype that was Attack on Titan, I decided to break my usual television catch up sessions and watch an anime show despite never really watching anime.  After 20+ grueling episodes, I was absolutely floored with the gorgeous animation, engaging characters, and heart stopping action and story.  I was compelled to write this very positive review and it appeared that I wasn’t alone in my love of the show.

Since then I’ve been thirsty for a new anime show to fill the hole of pure awesomeness Attack on Titan left when I was finished with the show.   I looked through a couple of lists, namely Kotaku regarding some of the best anime of the season/2013 and I followed up on what I thought were some very good picks.  Keep in mind, I’m not normally accustomed to certain levels of ridiculous when it comes to anime shows.  Which meant I tried to stay away from generic ‘fantasy/medieval’ anime with knights in boob armor.  Nor was I fan of generic ‘gundam’/Pacific Rim anime with typecast pilots in giant robots, where intense fighting is about half of the series.  Oh I’m also not into harem anime with a single boy in a school of girls in which the show tries to service the fans at any moment with accidental boob grabs and panty shots.  Maybe I’m not as familiar with anime anymore, but I’m pretty sure I’ve crossed off about 90% of contemporary anime.  Some of the shows I watched fall into this category and hell, even Attack on Titan at some point falls into some of these categories, but I was truly looking for something special and engaging.

My search yielded some good time burners and quality anime watched, but I think still haven’t found anything close to the level of ‘I CAN’T STOP WATCHING’ that Attack on Titan gave me.  There might be one show in this list that will do that job…Here’s a run down of the anime I watched and what I thought.

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For those who don’t know, Nigel Thornberry is a cartoon character from the Nickelodeon show The Wild Thornberrys.  He has a very distinct facial structure and mannerisms that the internet has taken advantage of.  By implanting his face on many Disney princesses and other popular culture, he’s become a meme for the shock value and disturbing combination of a perfect body and hideous face.  I’ve divided this post into 4 pages because .GIF files are known to slow pages down.

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Here’s your ’90s cartoon dreams crushed’ image of the day.  Taken as one of the popular rage comics memes, the collective internet has essentially put the idea that Marge Simpson and Carl Carlson have essentially done the dirty deed and out popped Gerald Johanssen.  It isn’t clear how he ended up a Johanssen or in a seemingly New York suburb so far from Springfield, but I’m sure the fan fiction is along the lines of: Marge and Carl met up and had an illegitimate child and then selling it for money, or something like that.  Regardless, the image is almost too uncanny…That hair is simply far too distinct to ignore where it genetically and rightfully comes from.

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This is a really colorful image that pitches Aang, the master of the four elements [as stated in the popular Nickelodeon series Avatar: the Last Airbender] against the master of the periodic table of elements, Dmitri Mendeleev. It’s quite hilarious in the way when science and popular culture clashes. In truth, only nerds, engineers, and geeks will truly understand this. And since I fall under all three of those categories, this tickles me greatly.

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I recently just crushed the 3 seasons of Avatar: the Last Airbender and I seriously got hyped up on how such a good show it was. The show was just so good that I had to honor it. I decided to honor it with a gallery of its title character. I went to Deviant art and chose the 15 best photos. I normally try to honor the artists, but it simply takes way to long to do this. I encourage you instead to check out the artists themselves. Below is the gallery.

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I am a tremendous Avatar: The Last Airbender cartoon fan.  The series was more than just a children’s television show with its adult themes and tribute to Chinese culture.  And with likable characters, beautiful animation scenes, and a very intricate and engaging story, its was impossible to not enjoy the three season run of the original series.  The story follows the story of a young boy, Aang, who’s destined to be the Avatar, peace keeper of the world, by mastering the four elements: wind, water, earth, and fire.  He unfortunately can barely escape his own adolescence and must employ the help of his friends to find his way. I redirect you to the wikipedia article if you’d like further backstory.  The series had its closure and marked the end of an amazing show.

But with its immense popularity, Nickelodeon had obvious plans for a sequel series.  The question at hand would be if it would feature its same characters as older and more developed, or if it would focus on another Avatar, before or after Avatar Aang’s time.  In all honesty, the safer route would be  to use the same characters already developed and safely liked by audiences and put them in another time to go through more shenanigans.  So when Nickelodeon announced that it would take place nearly 100 years after the first series, it was an ambitious move that would have to deal with introducing a familiar setting with completely different characters.  Naturally there would be a wave of a devout fans that’re watching every move, making sure they don’t screw up the beloved series.  And as a devout fan myself, I have to tip my hats off, because The Legend of Korra is shaping up to be a more complex, more mature, and even more beautiful series than The Last Airbender ever was.  Read below on my impressions of the show so far.

Watch the Entire Series so Far in [relative] HD here

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Moviefone artists have creatively taken 90s Nicktoons and applied them to the upcoming Avengers.  Above you’ll see representatives from Rugrats, Rocko’s Modern Life, Hey Arnold, and Doug.   A creative notion that I wish I had come up with first.  See these images in higher resolution as well as their standalone pictorals at Moviefone.

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A couple of weeks ago, I did a post regarding some cartoon television shows that I would still watch even if they are catered to children.  Avatar the Last Airbender series made the list and I even put the coming sequel time skip, Avatar: The Legend of Korra.  And it turns out, the series has begun to be leaked on the internet.  Episodes one and two have come out and are linked below.  The animation is as beautiful as ever and the soundtrack fits the series so well.  Korra is already a likable avatar, if a little hot-headed, and there are amazing political and social plots being set up that are definitely catered to the adult crowd.   Enjoy below!

Episode 1

Episode 2

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I have two cousins around the age of 9 and 4.  When they come visit me [or I come visit them from college], I, my parents, and my uncle and aunt have found television a great way to pacify them.  As cruel and demeaning to them as it sounds, I’m sure my parent readers know what it’s like to require some peace and quiet.  But when I don’t feel old enough to talk to my parents and uncles and aunts [although I’m 20, so I feel as though I should], more than often, I sit with them to see what’s still running on good old Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network these days.  Truth be told, I’m pretty disgusted in what flies as acceptable for cartoon shows these days.  Things like this Gumball show or Chowder, what have you.  I don’t identify with any of it.  But I’m probably as disgusted as my parents were when I turned on shows like Spongebob and Fairly Odd Parents in the 2000s, and even shows like Doug and Rockos Modern Life in the 90s.  Regardless, despite the childish aspect of some of these cartoon shows, there are a couple of respectable cartoon shows that, while catered to children, also capture my interest due to themes only adults would get and character/story development that goes far beyond the minds of the targeted demographic.  Below I’ve compiled 5 cartoon shows that are catered to mostly children and my explanations as to why a 20 year old like myself would totally still watch it.

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Adam Withers got a commission [got paid to visualize an idea] to draw this collection of cartoon intellects.  When I originally saw this image, I could only identify about half, Velma, Dexter, Edd, and Nigel Uno.  When I visited his deviantart page, I soon realized that Jimmy Neutron is stud in the leather biker jacket.  The other two are apparently from TV shows called Daria and Johnny Test which I think we’re a little after my time.  Regardless, this is a genius collection of  cartoon intellects that with they’re combined knowledge, they could create world peace…or the means to destroy it.

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A while back, I posted a grown up trailer for Nickelodeon’s Rugrats that depicted the show as a creepy psychological thriller.  Here’s more 90’s cartoon nostalgia with Nickoldeon’s Doug to be portrayed as a Indie-Dramedy.  A couple of things I liked that they maintained the actual skin colors of some of the characters as well as portrayed some of the series deeper inside jokes.  Truly only 90’s children will understand every quote and scene referenced in the series.

And someone seriously needs to teach Patty Mayonaise how to wear a bra.  Those things are all over the place.

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