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Azza Bamboo
Apr 7, 2018


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I've been watching the show and drawing on my computer so here's some doodles



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Azza Bamboo
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I think it'd be cool to pull Angella out of the space between spaces. With Micah alive, Adora and Catra together, and a Hordak lookalike walking around being a goofball, I don't think she'll believe that she's returned to the right reality.

Azza Bamboo
Apr 7, 2018


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one of the things I love about this show is the threatening, foreboding and often solemn tone of many of its cold opens —then "We're on the edge of greatness!"

Azza Bamboo
Apr 7, 2018


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Watching through this again I just wanted to say having the fall of Brightmoon happen offscreen is an amazing choice. There are a handful of stories I can think of that would have made a spectacle of it —princesses fighting and failing, all for nothing, with the grim purpose of having a pornographic display of violence (or to do the whole fakeout where it looks like maybe they'll prevail —then they don't). They made the choice to not go there. Instead they cut directly from the arrival of Prime to a refugee convoy, which is hopping desperately from camp to camp (dragging the leaders and their personal effects around while conspicuously not in Brightmoon). While there's reasons that make surrendering Brightmoon a sensible in-world decision on Micah's part, I'm coming at this from the part of the writers. They decided it wasn't important to make any more of a spectacle of Prime's war than is strictly necessary to give anguish to characters that actually matter.

I'd love to be able to round this off with some real point or profound statement that ties it all together, but all I have is that raw observation: they made some cool choices.

Azza Bamboo fucked around with this message at 23:47 on Jan 2, 2022

Azza Bamboo
Apr 7, 2018


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MonsieurChoc posted:

I think we see some cats rebelling against Horde Prime.

Season 5 Episode 9, immediately after the theme tune, we get some shots of the rebellion.

- Some batlike people

- Wolves (the female one looks catlike, but their tails are definitely dog)

- Skewered surveillance bots

- The star siblings fighting horde androids

Azza Bamboo
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Vitruvian Manic posted:

So, do you think Adora lives up to Catra? From my flexible friends with big dicks, I've heard it is "more like sucking dick than getting your dick sucked".

I wonder if the rebel camp has to deal with nightime giggling, laughter and, "okay, fine —For the honour of Grayskull!"

Azza Bamboo
Apr 7, 2018


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I think it'll be a volatile relationship as Catra struggles to decide whether she wants to be in or out of it.

Azza Bamboo
Apr 7, 2018


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I thought I'd try watching some old She-Ra. I went in with no expectations, given that it's 80s toy cartoon, and I kinda like how cheesy it is.

One of the most frequently visited differences between old She-Ra and new is that old She-Ra is doing the whole alter ego game. Nobody knows Adora is She-Ra and she keeps running off into the bushes to transform.

Also

Princess Glimmer.

oh and Shadow Weaver is basically painted red in terms of how her boobs are drawn.

Here's where Peekablue comes from if people want to know what the heck a peekablue is meant to be.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UheqqtP-3XE

Azza Bamboo fucked around with this message at 13:22 on Jan 4, 2022

Azza Bamboo
Apr 7, 2018


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Worth is a subjective thing. In many ways this cartoon is trash, and I wouldn't recommend it as an enjoyable viewing experience in its own right, unless you're someone who derives enjoyment from watching trash ironically. I've just decided to watch a few episodes out of curiosity for the source material, and to see the evolution.

Personally, however, I love cheese. It's no Jem and the Holograms but Catra being all cat puns is amazing.

I can't take my eyes off Shadow Weaver's boobs though. What in the actual gently caress.

Azza Bamboo fucked around with this message at 13:38 on Jan 4, 2022

Azza Bamboo
Apr 7, 2018


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Madame Razz and Broom are uh



both speaking roles.

Azza Bamboo
Apr 7, 2018


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I love new She-Ra and I might watch it on loop until march.

I want to know if Peekablue is still dating Sweet Bee as according to Adora's prom research, and whether the Star Sisters she mentioned are the Star Siblings we later meet or if it's just a coincidence.

Azza Bamboo
Apr 7, 2018


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What if the star siblings are the aforementioned star sisters, but it's not a continuity error.

Congrats Jewelstar.

(E: it's obviously a continuity error what with it being hard to believe they ever were on Etheria but maybe it could work)

Azza Bamboo fucked around with this message at 21:46 on Jan 5, 2022

Azza Bamboo
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Azza Bamboo
Apr 7, 2018


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The characters are very well designed and written. It's great to see all these awesome cartoons coming out with a variety of different positive female characters. It reminds me of Lauren Faust saying (of the pony reboot) "There are lots of different ways to be a girl."

That statement should have been obvious but, at the time, it was refreshing to see.

Azza Bamboo
Apr 7, 2018


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I've seen She Ra, Steven Universe and unmentionable horse show. Are there any other cool and possibly gay shows on that same vein or is that it?

Azza Bamboo
Apr 7, 2018


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Sounds cool. I might also start reading comics seeing as I find myself drawing them (badly). Might be a good idea.

Azza Bamboo
Apr 7, 2018


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I was watching Korra as it came out but I stopped for some reason. I think there was a huge hiatus and I didn't catch up at the end. Might have to finish that.

Centaur world looks like a lot of fun, in a kind of what the gently caress way, like bravest warriors.

I tried Dragon Prince once but it couldn't carry me. I think, as someone who draws, I kept picking out the weird quirks in their animation to the point where I was distracted from whatever was going on. It's awesome that people are trying new techniques and styles, though, and I should probably try watching it again.

I know nothing about Owl House. Seems cool though.

Azza Bamboo
Apr 7, 2018


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Larryb posted:

Speaking of, I believe there’s a part in SPoP where Catra mentions that Shadow Weaver found her when she was young as well. Sort of makes me wonder where she came from originally (we never see any other cat people in the series as far as I recall).

In Episode 12, when Light Hope is explaining that princesses get their power from runestones, she throws up a hologram of what are (presumably) princesses.



You can clearly see Glimmer, Angella, Spinerella, Perfuma, Mermista, Netossa, Scorpia and Frosta. That leaves five mystery princesses, one of which has a cat tail.

The bright yellow legs also bear some resemblance to Sweet Bee from the 80s series.

Azza Bamboo
Apr 7, 2018


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I've been watching some old She-Ra again, and I've come across melogs.



Melog is golem backwards. Shadow Weaver summons the melog from the clay of a swamp, in a bid to find someone as strong as She-Ra.

"It has no life of its own, but it has the power to absorb the strengths and abilities of anyone it touches." - Shadow Weaver.



Sure enough, the melog transforms into a buff lady when it touches She-Ra, and the melog then starts tearing up the joint. Ultimately the melog also took on She-Ra's emotions: It decided to stop fighting, thus saving the day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmsA9iAn8WQ

How much of this carries over to the new series?

Firstly, if true, this would explain why Horde Prime couldn't win the war on Krytis. It may even invalidate the idea that magic is somehow a weakness of the horde. After all, if no one can defeat you except you, then you're the best. There's much more interesting implications, though.

In the new series, Melog runs past the party in a flash before showing any illusion capability. It's possible that Melog only learns illusion from contact with Glimmer, explaining why Melog's illusions feel so familiar to Glimmer. However, Glimmer has never practiced invisibility onscreen, and that raises doubt if not further possibilities. It could be that Melog doesn't have the power from the original show, but let's say Melog does. Either Melog learned invisibility from elsewhere (after all, they had a war with Horde Prime) or there's a more interesting possibility: Melog can take abilities from someone even if they haven't made use of those abilities themselves. The reason the latter possibility (though reaching) is exciting is because of another feature from the old cartoons.

In the old series, Catra has a magical mask that allows her to transform into a purple panther. In the new series, Melog doesn't turn into a big cat until Catra touches her.



It's a bit of a stretch, but melog having the powers from the original show could suggest that Catra's beast mode is still canon.

Azza Bamboo
Apr 7, 2018


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There is a "Melog" it's just a question of how much the new Melog is like the old melogs.

Azza Bamboo
Apr 7, 2018


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I made the mistake of looking up when Season 6 might land, stumbling upon what could be plot spoilers for it: Reshma Shetty (voice of Angella) is said to be returning

Also no specific dates but people seem to be saying May-ish

Azza Bamboo
Apr 7, 2018


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I hope so but all the articles look like they're from B list sites so hmm.

Azza Bamboo
Apr 7, 2018


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I just wouldn't put it past opportunists to lie about a TV series in order to generate clicks and run off with the ad revenue.

Still, I live in hope.

Azza Bamboo
Apr 7, 2018


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Those nipples tho

Azza Bamboo
Apr 7, 2018


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If they can find a guy with nipples like that, I'm sold

Azza Bamboo
Apr 7, 2018


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The day is saved and nobody knows how to be a peacetime leader except perfuma. They face problems that can't be hit with a sword, like how to feed the horde residents without continuing to operate its world eating machinery.

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Azza Bamboo
Apr 7, 2018


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I wonder if the decision to make skeletor beefy has anything to do with the difficulty of casting a skeleton figure in plastic.

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