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Fandumb #49: Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan God by Neodusk
Fandumb #49: Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan God
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If you didn't know, Goku's newest official transformation (to debut in the this year's DBZ movie) is called "Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan" and it turns his hair blue. I am not joking: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVyavY…

I, for one, find it hilariously awesome. Or awesomely hilarious. I haven't decided.

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Fandumb #48: Hell's Bathroom by Neodusk
Fandumb #48: Hell's Bathroom
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Usually if I want to talk about how much I like a show or something, I make a comic about it. But I really want to make it clear how much I like Marvel's Daredevil and why. Ever since the Dark Knight Trilogy ended, it feels like so many (maybe too many) endeavors have been made to do dark and gritty live action superhero projects, most notably by DC, but also Sony and Fox. Marvel Studios seemed to be doing so well because they took a brighter approach to superhero movies and excelled at it, with things like Iron Man, Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Agent Carter (not just financially, but critically as well). So when Marvel's Daredevil was announced, and it was very clearly going to be something in the domain of dark and gritty, I was a little curious to see if they'd be able to pull it off. Daredevil was something completely tonally different from all their other projects, even the darker episodes of Agents of SHIELD, and I had no idea how it was going to stand up against the fantastical and somewhat silly films and shows they had created, as well as against the dark and gritty films and tv shows other companies had done.

In my opinion, Daredevil is presently the best dang example of a dark and gritty mainstream superhero in current live action storytelling. And aside from being a fantastic show, it's not weighed down by so many of the faults I find in other hero projects that try to be broodier and more grounded in reality. There's no contrived drama derived from forced romances, love triangles, constant lying and backstabbing among protagonists, or other repeated soap opera antics. The main character's secret identity isn't used to force conflict between otherwise friendly characters through cliched misunderstandings and trust issues. There are no bland-as-bread characters that function as little more than mouthpieces for philosophical lectures or that simply play devil's advocate for every moral conundrum the protagonist faces. None of that.

What the show does have is a compellingly deep story, smartly written dialogue, really strong and layered characters, neat cinematography, and a cohesive stylistic and artistic vision. It's quite simply a solid show. It has issues, but honestly they are few, and most of the ones I have are just personal nitpicks. I strongly recommend anyone who has been craving a real, honest-to-god quality dark and gritty superhero story to watch this series. And I also recommend it to anyone who just wants to see a good superhero show. Or just a good show. I'm not saying it's the best or maybe even one of the best things I've ever seen, but to me it is really a fresh breath of air after having been dissatisfied with so many attempts at darker hero shows and films. You can put shadows on everything and lower the color and toss in murder and betrayal, but if there's no steel in the walls, it crumbles. There is nothing wrong with going dark. But it has to be GOOD dark. This show is good dark.

Which is why I made a poop joke about it.

Please comment and enjoy.
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KORRA FINALE SPOILERS. DO NOT LOOK AT OR CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW UNLESS YOU'VE FINISHED WATCHING THE LAST EPISODE OF BOOK 4 (or simply don't care).

TURN AWAY IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED IT.

SERIOUSLY.

I MEAN IT.

OKAY, FINE, DON'T BLAME ME IF SOMETHING IS SPOILED.

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To those of you who chose to interpret the ending differently or saw it as ambiguous, the Word of God(s) has come to say "This is what it was, is, and forever shall be."

But I think the majority of us were on the same page with what that final scene meant and how wonderful (and validating to many people's lives) it was. And for us I say: THREE CHEERS!

UPDATE:

Because of a couple comments I've seen around (the web, my comics, this journal) that seem to take some issue with the ending, saying they either just didn't like the political agenda to it or they don't like Korrasami or they'd prefer it be left open to interpretation, I'm just gonna leave my two cents here:

I don't think it was a mistake for them to give Korra that ending. And I don't think the creators confirming them as a couple was a mistake. I really, really don't. Whether it pleased everyone (whether people were for Korrasami or Makorra or Bomakorzin what have you), this was confirmation that was needed. Because what they did, the ending they chose, doesn't simply operate on the level of entertainment or character development or even theme. It held much, much greater value than that.

It was a socially, politically driven move that, while maybe it soured a few people's enjoyment of the last few moments, gave indescribable joy and privilege to many others. Not just Korrasami shippers, but people far more numerous and diverse. A close friend of mine (who is gay) found the ending to this show incredibly validating. It's just not something you often see in mass media (and especially not depicted as seriously as a straight romance or without being overly sexualized. And ESPECIALLY not in a family show). I've seen other similar remarks around the web, as well.

You don't even have to be a Korrasami supporter to see the wonder in that ending. I've seen plenty of people saying they didn't anticipate them as a couple or didn't even like Korrasami, but knew what that ending meant, and why it was wonderful. Or even how it was a nice ending to the show in and of itself.

I can see why people would be upset with the creators slapping that ending on there and then following up with that confirmation, but I think I have to say, you just gotta take one for the team. Maybe you're even gay or bi (or one of the many other sexualities in this world) and didn't find it very good. You can't please everyone. Even the ending of ATLA showed us that (there are still people saying Aang should've killed Ozai). But it wouldn't have meant nearly as much to the people the ending was in service to if the creators had left it ambiguous.

This may sound like an overstatement, but I really think what they did was bigger than you or me or even than the whole fanbase of Korrasami shippers out there. For people who take issue with them having a political/social agenda with their show, I don't know what to say. I think that's just part of the Avatar universe. It's always been a part of it, even from the Last Airbender. If they didn't concretize what was going on in that final scene, it would've been like Avatar ending with it as ambiguous whether or not Aang killed Ozai. No. They made a statement that they felt needed to be made. And, however slightly, I think the world will be better for it.


Like the creators said, it's all about equality and balance to them. And I think it'd be an understatement to say that this world, the one we live in, is a bit out of balance. Ending it with a confirmed same sex couple is their way of tipping it juuuuuust a little bit in the right direction. If you want to argue about whether it made a good ending as a story, that's another thing altogether. And it's a complaint I find totally valid. But this is just one of those cases where I think we need to understand what they did, why they did it, and, if not support it, then at least not condemn them.

As Tenzin said to Korra in the first episode of Book 3: "Your responsibility is to bring balance to the entire world, and that means no matter what you do, some people are not going to be happy about it...On the other hand, some people will be very happy."

I think we should be happy for those people. Peace out.

Do you agree with me? 

38%
378 deviants said What are you talking about? I don't have any context for this poll by which to make an informed choice because you didn't explain anything, you prick.
32%
318 deviants said I like toast.
9%
91 deviants said I just like feeling like I'm contributing to something.
8%
79 deviants said Thank you for wasting seconds of my day that I could have been using to look at pornography.
7%
72 deviants said Yes
3%
25 deviants said No, but I still love you.
2%
15 deviants said I cannot answer as doing so would violate my religious beliefs.
1%
12 deviants said No
1%
5 deviants said I hate polls.
1%
5 deviants said No, and also I hate you.

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InsolenceIncarnate Featured By Owner 23 hours ago
Just curious, but where are the rest of your Ninjaman comics? It seems like there are more to the series than I can find in your gallery. Any explanation? Or did they simply get deleted?

Like your work though. Great art and great humor!
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Neodusk Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've made a lot more since then, but I haven't been uploading them here. Maybe sometime I will.
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InsolenceIncarnate Featured By Owner 23 hours ago
Gotcha. Thanks for the response.
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nicoflare Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artist
You sir earned a watch :iconsaluteplz: I just love your comics it really makes my day
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Neodusk Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to be of service to America.
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nicoflare Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Hobbyist Artist
Lol no prob
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LaughButts Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Neodusk Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see your point, but I'm going to have to disagree.
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LaughButts Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Neodusk Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOW DARE YOU BRING MY MOTHER INTO THIS.
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