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HappyKitty
Jul 11, 2005

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, and that Hordak is Horde Prime's brother, and that Horde Prime ordered Hordak to take care of the Rebellion on Etheria because he needed his most powerful general overseeing the defense against the insurgency. At some point, Horde Prime will send his son, Prince Zed, to Hordak, so that Hordak can do the whole feudal lord thing where you take in the royal nephew and show him how to be a man and stuff, etc, but then Prince Zed just totally loving defects to the Rebellion because he's the gayest one of all

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HappyKitty
Jul 11, 2005

Also, does anyone else think that the etchings in the She-Ra sword have a subtle Sefirot design?

HappyKitty
Jul 11, 2005

TriffTshngo posted:

I started this on a whim to wash out the grim (and excellent) taste of Castlevania out of my mouth with something bright and colorful and gay and I would just like to say this show kicks rear end and I love it. Psyched for future seasons. Shout out to Scorpia. And Mermista. And Entrapta. And pretty much every character tbh

Only actual issue I had with it was the ludicrously fast turnaround time all the protagonists had on changing their mind about stuff. Apart from Glimmer not trusting Adora for like an episode and a half the rest are all stubborn for maybe 10 minutes at most before going "yeah ok sure" to whatever the issue was. But it's a show for kids and 13 episodes doesn't leave the most room in the world when you're spending half of them introducing the cast, so I get why it was like that.

When you consider that in the original, The Great Rebellion took all of ten seconds to take He-Man's word for it and accept Adora into their ranks, this current Adora's acceptance arc might as well have been measured by geological time by comparison

HappyKitty
Jul 11, 2005

Mr.Pibbleton posted:



I'm more concerned about them being trapped in the Despondos dimension. I want to know more about why Mara did that.

No reason Horde Prime can't exist; Mara could have sealed them off shortly after Hordak was sent to Etheria, meaning that the Horde keeps operating while they remain trapped, maybe even in some sort of suspended animation deal, so that when She-Ra inevitably frees Etheria from Despandos, the Horde, and Horde Prime are there waiting to resume battle with the First Ones.

:tinfoil:

HappyKitty
Jul 11, 2005

TriffTshngo posted:

I have zero prior knowledge of, history with, or affection for any previous Grayskull-adjacent fiction so that's news to me v:shobon:v

Good to know the characters are more discerning these days though.

They've also only known He-Man for, like, a day by that point.

HappyKitty
Jul 11, 2005

Ups_rail posted:

so I remember youtube being filled with people making GBS threads on the promo or trailer for this show, now that its out ( I don't have NF anymore) is there still reeeing about it or did it all go away.


Happy to hear its good.

I'm actually sort of glad that the initial backlash was so swift and vehement, because now She-Ra will not fall prey to the cancer that metastasized in the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fandom, where all the toxic cis-het dudes got in on the ground floor and royally hosed up the fandom with pony porn and gangstalking voice actors; because post-Gamergate ~discourse~ now demands that angry internet men immediately declare their enmity towards any media property that even tangentially involves people who are not horribly irredeemable people, nobody with bad intent is going to touch the She-Ra fandom with a ten foot pole, leaving it a perfect and unsullied fully automated luxury gay space communist utopia.

HappyKitty
Jul 11, 2005

Risky Bisquick posted:

I watched this gay show, liked it and didn't turn gay, I think :tinfoil:

Hmm... this does not compute...

quote:

I really like the new character designs for Catra and She-Ra, and especially SeaHawk. Seahawk is so fabulous, his character is excellent every scene with him had me smirking.

Ahhh, there we go

HappyKitty
Jul 11, 2005

Sea Hawk: Human Chaotic Neutral Bard

Stats:

Str: 16
Con: 12
Dex: 14
Int: 10
Wis: 8
Cha: 13

HappyKitty
Jul 11, 2005

Labes for days posted:

A bard with his highest stat in STR? Shameful.

That's the whole point of Sea Hawk - he's ill-specced for his class and underpowered in general - but that makes him really fun, if useless, to have around.

HappyKitty
Jul 11, 2005

This is Shadow Weaver's bio from the 2012 Masters of the Universe Classics toy line:


Real Name: Beatrix

Born in the Etherian Kingdom of Mystacor, Beatrix was once known as Light Spinner and served as an apprentice to the great mage, Norwyn. When Hordak® arrived on Etheria, during his exile in Despondos™, he promised her great power in return for information and help in overthrowing Bright Moon and the surrounding kingdoms. Her powers were greatly enhanced through a magical gem whose power also induced an irreversible change in her appearance and mental state. She betrayed Norwyn and her fellow magical student Castaspella™, leading Horde Troopers to their hidden magic archives. In Horror Hall, Beatrix took the name Shadow Weaver, using her black magic to fight the Great Rebellion all the while secretly plotting to overthrow Hordak® and claim his power for her own!

HappyKitty
Jul 11, 2005

Also, in the original series, Castaspella had the hots for Prince Adam.

So if we ship Castaspella/Adam, that means Adora is Castaspella's sister-in-law.

And Castaspella is the sister of King Micah.

And King Micah is Glimmer's dad.

So Adora is... Glimmer's dad's sister's husband's sister.

Adora is... Glimmer's aunt's husband's sister.

Adora is... Glimmer's paternal aunt's non-related husband's sister.

Castaspella is... Adora's sister-in-law.

Glimmer is... Adora's sister-in-law's niece.


I hope I'm not doing family trees badly, or Glimmadora is pretty much sunk.

HappyKitty
Jul 11, 2005

Darth Walrus posted:

TBF, I never really felt during this season that Glimmer and Adora had that kind of chemistry. They really are just good friends, especially when you contrast their relationship to the gallons of tension Adora has with Catra. Like, it may well be that Adora/Catra doesn't work out at all in the long run, and they both find different people, but I feel like the writers have given themselves a pretty big uphill struggle if they want to make Gilmmer/Adora their endgame.

This is true. I think people saw Adora and Glimmer cuddling in the steam grotto and Glimmadora clicked for them, but like... friend cuddles are a thing too.

HappyKitty
Jul 11, 2005

Android Blues posted:

The stereotype about Scorpios is that they're pragmatic, assertive and domineering, so despite her name and aesthetic Scorpia doesn't really fit into that bracket. Cancers are meant to be intuitive and sentimental, but moody. Stereotypically (and again astrology is nonsense, but it's fun nonsense) they have being high-strung and emotional in common, but Cancer is the soft-hearted one and Scorpio is the one with hard edges.

Also Catra is clearly Vriska, so only Scorpio really makes sense.

I am feeling this vibe. Vriska, but with cats instead of sp8ders

Neperska

Pronounced "Ne-Purrrrr-Ska"

HappyKitty
Jul 11, 2005

So - She-Ra: Trans Icon?


Discuss.

HappyKitty
Jul 11, 2005

My dream far-out fan theory:

Deep in a sealed First Ones ruin, they find twin cradles. There's a crude note in First Ones writing saying "Eternia is no longer safe. Please, in the name of King Randor, look after Adora and..." and the note is badly smudged so it looks at first glance like "Mara", but then Entrapta (who by this point has had her redemption arc and who's been studying First Ones writing notes that it's not just badly smudged so that the thing that looks like an "r" is a crooked "d", but the note has also been reversed. The note says:

"look after Adora and Adam."

HappyKitty
Jul 11, 2005

kingcom posted:

Honestly doing that might be fun but I'm way more interested in fully campy Skeletor than anything else.

"Now I'M the new She-Ra! Make way for SHE-SKELETOR, you boobs! Myaaaah!!!"

HappyKitty
Jul 11, 2005

Senior Scarybagels posted:

Maybe they've been working on it ever since the release of Season 1?

Well, since the whole "Bow's two dads" thing got leaked, I imagine they had quite a bit of Season 2 already in the can when Season 1 premiered, to give them some buffer time in case production went long.


I just hope they have better continuity editing for season 2 so I won't have a loving panic attack every time Adora seemingly just leaves the sword lying around, but then it's always magically on her back somehow :arghfist:

HappyKitty
Jul 11, 2005

Senerio posted:

That's a very specific date. I wonder why they picked tha--


:neckbeard:

HappyKitty
Jul 11, 2005

Hot take: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic attracted a hateful fandom because it began in the era of New Sincerity; She-Ra and the Princesses of Power attracted such an awesome queer fandom because it began in the era of Hopepunk.

HappyKitty
Jul 11, 2005

https://medium.com/@agramugl/the-new-punk-why-hopepunk-and-noblebright-are-the-sff-genres-of-2019-d19ee6657f64



EDIT: I feel like Anthony Gramuglia has not yet seen the whole series.

HappyKitty fucked around with this message at 07:34 on Jan 26, 2019

HappyKitty
Jul 11, 2005

Flytrap posted:

For the record if you follow their tweets, the entire series is done. It's getting some 50 something episodes.

Apparently when they were making the last episodes there was a lot of crying and hugging cats and screaming "THIS IS OUR FAULT" at each other from across the studio.

:ohdear:

HappyKitty
Jul 11, 2005

Open Source Idiom posted:

I think it's simpler than that. Stories about harmless, approachable, essentially -tamed- women are attractive to fascists. The girls of Friendship is Magic are uncomplicated, simplistic canvases on which it's easy for men to project. They're women, but they're not sexual women (partly because they're ponies, partly because it's a kid's show) so they're safe and approachable, and they spend all their time having fun and expressing basic personality traits, so they're not complicated or messy like real women can be. They're low maintenance.

Accomodating women are the ultimate nazi fantasy.

This is... A Good Analysis

HappyKitty
Jul 11, 2005

I just got Soul Calibur VI and this was my first instinct

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6N1XBPOXL-o

HappyKitty fucked around with this message at 08:50 on Feb 11, 2019

HappyKitty
Jul 11, 2005

I picked it up at 40% off on Steam and threw in a $6 credit from their winter sale promotion, so it wasn't too bad, your mileage may vary.



Edit: a shameful snipe, here's the video in question, and some fanart tax

https://youtu.be/6N1XBPOXL-o

HappyKitty fucked around with this message at 16:07 on Feb 11, 2019

HappyKitty
Jul 11, 2005

Last Tuesday I slipped and hit my head and got a concussion; the following night, I came down with some weird neurological symptoms, including some fun confabulation that quickly became not fun when I told an ER doctor I had tried to kill myself and nearly ended up in a psych ward on suicide watch (I had not tried to kill myself ).

Anyway, one of my weird brain delusions/waking dreams was a fully animated fan episode of She-Ra with a full orchestral score that my brain decided to write for me, involving Adora having to kill Catra in an epic duel and then use her She-Ra powers (after an extended transformation sequence that took about two full minutes because it was also basically an anime OAV) to resurrect her, at which point she joins the rebellion, and with Entrapta's help, use Light Hope's ill-defined mind projection powers to send an unconscious message back through time to just before Adora leaves the Fright Zone for the second time, only this time, Adora agrees to take Catra with her, which changes everything.

Anyway, that's my story, and I also decided to update my custom title appropriately

HappyKitty
Jul 11, 2005

When Adora returns to the Whispering Woods in the middle of the night, Catra offers to go with her; Adora refuses to take Catra along. That's the decision I'm referring to. Adora and Catra would have met Bow and Glimmer together, and the whole first two episodes would have played out along completely different lines.

HappyKitty
Jul 11, 2005

MonsterEnvy posted:

She-Ra already has 52 episodes confirmed. Four 13 Episode seasons is the minimum, with a possibility of more if Netflix and the Creators want to continue.

I couldn't be happier

HappyKitty
Jul 11, 2005

Snowglobe of Doom posted:

Everyone could always use some Bow :D




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HappyKitty
Jul 11, 2005

Soooooooo, anyone else think that Micah, true to the original series, is not actually dead, and that's what he was trying to tell Angella as she flew away?

I highly doubt it'll turn out he was being held captive on Horde World, what with Etheria being stuck in Despondos and all, but could he have been exiled to Beast Island? They have been broadly hinting that that's just where the Horde sticks all of their political prisoners.

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