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Otherkinsey Scale
Jul 17, 2012

Just a little bit of sunshine!
So I saw snips of this show on tumblr and I gotta say, did not expect it to go as hard as it did, especially with the themes of trauma and childhood abuse.

End of episode 9: god, I knew they weren't going to, but if Entrapta had actually died that would have been just heartbreaking. Just the total meaninglessness of it. It wasn't in service to the mission, not some heroic last stand or sacrifice--everyone was already in the clear, they'd just gotten through that final door! But she just had to go back for the bot...

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Otherkinsey Scale
Jul 17, 2012

Just a little bit of sunshine!

HappyKitty posted:

Has there been any scuttlebutt about the possibility of a Horde Prime, like there was in the original series? I think it'd be interesting if it turns out that Etheria is just one (albeit important) colony among lots of others

I'm not sure about any of the rest, but there was a line that stood out to me that referred to the horde as having "arrived" on Etheria at some point, so this seems likely.

Otherkinsey Scale
Jul 17, 2012

Just a little bit of sunshine!
Well, it's like with Entrapta. I saw it was about to be engulfed in flames, so I'm pretty sure it's dead, and I'm not gonna think about it too much after that.

Otherkinsey Scale
Jul 17, 2012

Just a little bit of sunshine!

A Bug posted:

If Frosta is 11 and 3 quarters then the events of the series took place around early August-ish. The fact we didn't get a Sea Hawk birthday party is a travesty.

Everything that happened in "The Sea Gate" was actually Seahawk throwing himself a big party.

Otherkinsey Scale
Jul 17, 2012

Just a little bit of sunshine!

HappyKitty posted:

So - She-Ra: Trans Icon?


Discuss.

Yes.

Otherkinsey Scale fucked around with this message at 01:16 on May 14, 2021

Otherkinsey Scale
Jul 17, 2012

Just a little bit of sunshine!

Libluini posted:

Ironically, my reaction was the opposite. I was like "Oh, wow. Looks like they spend ten times as much on this as the creators of the original series!" :v:

Pretty low bar :v:

But the main thing that stood out is the last episode. You could tell they really wanted to have a Lord of the Rings-style epic battle there.

Otherkinsey Scale
Jul 17, 2012

Just a little bit of sunshine!

Megillah Gorilla posted:

A constellation which can only be seen from one part of the planet.

Constellations do not work that way :argh:

To be fair, the person who said that has literally never seen stars in his life

Otherkinsey Scale
Jul 17, 2012

Just a little bit of sunshine!
They didn't have a problem taking Adora prisoner in the very first episode, so it's probably just one of those weird artificial attempts to manufacture conflicts that kids shows have sometimes. Especially since like five minutes later Bow says "the rebellion treats its prisoners with compassion".

Rewatching that: lmao, when Glimmer threatens Catra in front of Scorpia, Catra tells her not to worry because "They're rebels, they play by the rules!"

Otherkinsey Scale fucked around with this message at 01:14 on May 8, 2019

Otherkinsey Scale
Jul 17, 2012

Just a little bit of sunshine!
That's because Bow is about to shoot her.

Otherkinsey Scale
Jul 17, 2012

Just a little bit of sunshine!

Soonmot posted:

I'm sorry entrapta/hordak shippers, I'm claiming Entrapta for my fellow aces. No hornt allowed.

Her color scheme definitely fits.

Otherkinsey Scale
Jul 17, 2012

Just a little bit of sunshine!

MonsieurChoc posted:

Catra never met Drunk Adora because it would have solved the plot instantly.

I'm suddenly disappointed in the fact that Catra is the one who actually got Adora drunk that second time and yet she never interacted with Drunkdora.

Otherkinsey Scale
Jul 17, 2012

Just a little bit of sunshine!

MonsieurChoc posted:

It doesn't work 1-to-1 imho.

But Swift Wind is the union boss.

Swift Wind is Kraz Mazov :colbert:

Otherkinsey Scale
Jul 17, 2012

Just a little bit of sunshine!

ElBrak posted:

You know, if the First Ones hadn't tried to conquer the universe and build a weapon to control it, none of us would have gotten three seasons of catgirl on girl action. Really makes you think.

What about the other two seasons?

Otherkinsey Scale
Jul 17, 2012

Just a little bit of sunshine!

Voyager I posted:

I don't think I loved Bow and Glimmer getting together. They kinda had chemistry, but I liked the show letting a boy and a girl be best friends without having to be romantic partners.

Earlier in this thread someone commented that Bow and Glimmer get the treatment queer couples always get, where their relationship is barely focused on, could be edited out without changing anything, there's no big kiss, and you kind of have to squint to see it. And I love it for that reason alone.

That said, having rewatched this season I actually enjoy that relationship more than I expected. Bow and Glimmer's arc is very much backgrounded, but when you know that's where they're going, you can pick up on it more. After paying attention to them more on the rewatch, the relationship felt earned by the end.

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Shadow Weaver's act of redemption seemed a little forced? I know it's stortytelling tradition to have the most reprehensible antagonist commit a heroic sacrifice both to a) prove they really meant it and b) not have to deal with the consequences of what an rear end in a top hat they were previously, but Weaver hadn't really shown any signs of recrimination beforehand.

I wouldn't even call it an "act of redemption". Shadow Weaver's characterization is a gaslighting and abusive relationship taken to the nth degree. And part of that kind of manipulativeness is making these grand gestures to "prove" their love, which they can bring up any time someone tries to question the day-to-day lovely things they do.

When you put that kind of behavior into the context of a magic fantasy series, then of course you get literal self-immolation. That "you're welcome" was a really incredible line for this characterization.

(Noelle Stevenson talked about all this more in an interview, btw.)

Otherkinsey Scale
Jul 17, 2012

Just a little bit of sunshine!

Motherfucker posted:

whichever would be most uncomfortable in a family setting will do nicely.

Here's a compilation.

For my money, the most uncomfortable was Hello, Adora. but that's probably not the most uncomfortable in specifically a family setting.

Otherkinsey Scale
Jul 17, 2012

Just a little bit of sunshine!

Larryb posted:

As I said above, personally I actually like SPoP better overall. The characters are more three dimensional/interesting and personally I think a straight adaption would have been boring, no offense to any fans of the original of course.

Agreed, going with a gay adaptation was way better.

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Otherkinsey Scale
Jul 17, 2012

Just a little bit of sunshine!

Larryb posted:

Off the subject, has Dreamworks done any other animated shows that are worth checking out?

Take a look at Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts. The show's heart and sincerity match She-Ra's, and Glimmer's VA really shines in the lead role. It also boasts some gorgeous animation and excellent music selection. Plus, (very minor spoiler) out of this whole wave of queer-friendly kids media - Steven Universe, She-Ra, Owl House etc. - this is the only one I've seen that actually has someone outright say "I'm gay".

Otherkinsey Scale fucked around with this message at 07:41 on Jun 8, 2021

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