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Fandumb #69: Slytherin In Fewer Syllables by Neodusk
Fandumb #69: Slytherin In Fewer Syllables
Hey, I'm on tumblr, so, you know, it'd be cool if you followed me there and stuff, I mean if you want to or whatever.

NEXT: COMING SOON!

PREV: Fandumb #68: Super Friends Forever by Neodusk

FIRST: Fandumb #1: Fandom Come by Neodusk

Updates every Tuesday and Thursday.


And if you're going to argue to me like "Oh, but Snape was Slytherin and he sacrificed everything for Lily" or whatever, that does not mean he was not an asshat in his every day life. And you can tell me there's a few prominent non-jerk wizards from Slytherin over the course of hundreds of years or what Slytherin house stands for in theory or what your personal experience is in the house of Slytherin (which, I mean unless you're actually a fictional character from Harry Potter come to life, I probably won't take seriously), or how the other houses are also home to some snobbish people, or how if you delve enough into fan theory Salazar maybe wasn't actually an a-hole, but it does not change the fact that the blaring majority of them are clearly just really terrible or at least not very friendly people. In the books, if you were a slytherin, you were an a-hole. Or at the very least you were not kind or morally fibrous in any way.

Please comment and enjoy.
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Fandumb #68: Super Friends Forever by Neodusk
Fandumb #68: Super Friends Forever
Tumblr. I'm on it.

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PREV: Fandumb #67: Inside Outed by Neodusk

FIRST: Fandumb #1: Fandom Come by Neodusk

Updates every Tuesday and Thursday.


Brony Batman. Broman.

Also, testing out a new, more tumblr-friendly format.

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Fandumb #67: Inside Outed by Neodusk
Fandumb #67: Inside Outed
I've got a tumblr, you know.

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FIRST: Fandumb #1: Fandom Come by Neodusk

Updates Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Okay, so, Inside Out. Now, I am in the group of people (whatever group that is) that is of the opinion that Pixar hasn't really been at the top of their game for the past few years (Brave, Cars 2, Monsters University). When I heard about Inside Out, I was very, very cautiously optimistic. This was the first new, traditional Pixar movie they were moving forward with since Up, and that was like half a decade ago (which is a lot considering that they basically release a new film every year). For me, Inside Out was going to be the deciding film for the future of Pixar. If this film tanked, if I didn't care for it, if critics had mixed reception of it, I was going to take that as a sign that maybe Pixar's era was over. Or at the very least that they were going to be in a prolonged recession.

Therefore, I was very, very happy when I not only found that Inside Out is a good movie, a great movie even, but that it's probably one of the best Pixar movies ever. It is, I think, the best movie I've seen in the past couple of years. Maybe even the past several years. Maybe since the last great pixar movie. I believe it's just really, really that good. The animation is great, the colors are great, the characters are entertaining and likable (Lewis Black was BORN for the role of Anger), the ideas are phenomenally creative and well-executed, the jokes are hilarious, the drama is touching, and the story is fantastic.

When I first caught wind of the film's premise--personified thoughts and feelings running a person's head--my initial reaction was "well I feel like I've definitely seen this idea before". But, my god, they do not squander ANYTHING with this premise. They got every savory morsel of an idea that they possibly could from the setup of this story. It feels like they did everything they could in this movie and did it to the very best of their ability. When it finally ended, I wanted more. Not because it felt incomplete, but because it was just so damn good that I didn't want it to end. It's not a flawless film, but the nitpicks I have with this movie are just that. Nitpicks. I can think of no huge downfalls with this film. It's just golden from start to finish. If you haven't seen it yet, I highly, highly recommend it. Personally, I think this movie blows every animated movie Pixar--hell, every animated movie DISNEY has done over the past few years completely out of the water.

And if you're still skeptical, don't take my word for it. Inside Out has got a stable 98% on Rotten Tomatoes (a total of 4 critics out of 206 gave it negative reviews). I checked, and the only Pixar films with higher ratings are the Toy Story movies and Finding Nemo. So, if you like good movies, do yourself a favor and GO SEE INSIDE OUT.

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.

What do you think you might be interested in seeing more of from me? (results will not necessarily determine what I will or won't do) 

32%
219 deviants said All of the above.
27%
181 deviants said Maybe some reviews of or your thoughts on shows, comics, games, and movies in the form of comic strips/pages.
20%
136 deviants said Maybe more original comics with your own original characters and original story ideas.
12%
84 deviants said Maybe more general drawings/illustrations, in addition to your comics.
3%
23 deviants said Two or more of the above (specify in the comments)
3%
21 deviants said Maybe some reviews of or your thoughts on shows, comics, games, and movies in the form of journals/blog posts.
2%
11 deviants said None of the above. (sadface)

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:iconaceina:
aceina Featured By Owner 2 days ago
why have you not done a korrasami comic to celbrate lovewins
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Neodusk Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The thought had occurred to me, but I want my fan comics to prioritize comedy, and no jokes I deemed good enough were coming to me. If I do think of something soon enough, though, I'll probably make a comic for it asap.
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MatthieuLacrosse Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
Do you think it's more damning to make a bad film or make a perfectly average/good film? 
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Neodusk Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, and maybe this is just me, but generally speaking, I like good movies and dislike bad movies.
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Noki234 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Steven Universe comics are so good! Everyone is in character, and its hilarious. Keep up the exelent work!
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Neodusk Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I will.
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Noki234 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome
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SpartanCleon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
Are you watching Michiko to Hatchin
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Neodusk Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I watched Michiko and Hatchin before it was cool.
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SpartanCleon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
How did you like it
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