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Comic/Comic Series Thread Anonymous 30649[Reply]

The thread about comics in lolcow is dead so i'm posting here.

Thread for comics, graphic novels. DC, Marvel, IDW, any publication is fine.

What comics are you currently reading, or have finished? What are your favorites? One of mine is picrel.
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Anonymous 32132


Here are some I'd recommend because they're single volume works and you don't need to worry about tracking down multiple volumes. Sandman and Lenore would be multi-volume works I'd recommend because they're light horror.

10 Little Insects by Davide Calì
Green River Killer: A True Detective Story by Jeff Jensen
Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us: A Johnny Wander Collection
Patience by Daniel Clowes
Chicken with Plums by Marjane Satrapi
Megillat Esther by J.T. Waldman
Moonhead and the Music Machine by Andrew Rae
Percy Gloom by Cathy Malkasian
When the Wind Blows by Raymond Briggs
BB Wolf & The 3 LP'S by J.D. Arnold
The Arrival by Shaun Tan
American Barbarian by Tom Scioli
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Anonymous 32143


Issue #9 is hilarious:
Ed Edd & Eddy try to seduce Kevin for jawbreakers.

Anonymous 32193

It's pretty good
Would love to see an adaption for it in animated form one day
Also been enjoying the continuation

Anonymous 32775


Just finished Sobek by James Stokoe. Sobek being imagined as a deadpan god is really funny. He reminds me of Saitama

ENA Power of Potluck Anonymous 32774[Reply]

Seems the series is becoming less random comedy orientated. With some elements left to interpretation and character development for ENA. I like the new direction and hope there's an overarching story.

alice from hell.jp…

Anonymous 18016[Reply]

What manga are you reading RIGHT NOW?
Are you enjoying it?
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Anonymous 32315

>just threaten suicide to get what you want
not exactly wholesome

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Anonymous 32349


I'm currently reading:
>The Zelda Twilight Princess Manga
>The Pokemon XY Manga
>Uzumaki and Tomie by Junji Ito

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Anonymous 32379[Reply]

Cue the worst game with the shittiest fanbase of the year.
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Anonymous 32415

Yeah I thought it was legal in some states. It's such a silly thing to make illegal, imagine being jailed for dating your cousin/brother. It's weird? Yes. But that's pretty much it.

Anonymous 32416

It's honestly grooming and abuse. Since most moids exploit a family member's trust, innocence and familiarity for sexual gratification. Also the power dynamic and taboo nature is subject to blackmail, social alienation and psychological trauma. It's hard to escape an abusive relationship if your abuser lives in the same roof and the relationship is kept a secret.

Anonymous 32418

Men will exploit anyone they can put their hands onto, it's not any different from other kinds of relationships (plus same-sex couples are a thing).
Most of the couples I know are normal though, honestly I think it being illegal where you live & so the taboo around it is what makes it more susceptible to be abusive in your eyes/your country. Over here it has always been legal & its relatively normal, so it just happens like any other relationship and while weird, no one bats an eye (specially if they're distant cousins)

Anonymous 32780

has hate ever brought you fulfillment? happiness? unity? or is it just an escape, for something far deeper..

Anonymous 32797

The fanbase of this game is okay, mostly memeing by redrawing other characters in this style and making poor taste jokes but I've personally not have been bothered by them at all
The haters, however, are completely another story, if only because they never shut up about it, as if they really want to love it but because media literacy is at the lowest point and we're at the "reading about bad thing = doing bad thing", they feel ashamed and cope by making sure that absolutely everyone get how they really really "hate" the game to the point of being unable to stop thinking about it
I guess the majority of the hatedom base is just too young to remember the Game of Thrones being the GOAT and same jokes about incest and other morally dubious things in the series when they try to appeal to the normies' sense of morality and rile them up against the game and its (allegedly female) creator: and I am pretty sure that this game will meet the same fate by the last episode completely ruining everything for everyone, as it tends to happen with episodic games and series over and over again
Sage because this game deserves to be discussed with more nuance than the current internet is capable of, as its writing is quite clever; or not discussed at all, but then again, the haters can't shut up about it and I am really tired of them continuously shoving this game into my face and want to vent


Mass Effect Anonymous 32761[Reply]

Far as I know, there's another game in active development, but without most of the original team, is there any chance they could recapture what made the OT so special? I kinda liked a few of the characters of Andromeda, and the whole frontier vibe they went for, but it just wasn't the same. Didn't stop me from beating it, but now that it seems like the new game is taking place in the far future, they might be setting themselves up to just do more of the same. Who would the protagonist even be? Can Shep pull the woman-out-of-time thing again plausibly?

Anonymous 32764

Mass Effect 1 & 3 had bland boring characters. Who even remembers Cortez and Javik? While Mass Effect 2 had better written characters with their own motivations.

Anonymous 32765

2 has the best/most interesting character interactions, 1 is a better RPG and its big decisions actually feel like they matter (even if it turns out they don’t matter at all in the sequels)

Anonymous 32766

Mass Effect 1 was way too exposition heavy. Felt like every character interaction was a massive lore dump. The dialogue also felt kinda stiff. The choices were cool but overall meaningless. Ashley and Kaidan were the most bland companion characters and I barely used them. The choice to kill or talk down Wrex was probably the best thing in Mass Effect 1. The RPG mechanics and gameplay didn't age well to be honest.


Is there any Yuri that isn't obviously directed at males? Anonymous 30712[Reply]

I'm at the point where I read yaoi with cute artstyles and reimagine them as butch x butch relationships.
Is there any Yuri or fxf media that isn't obviously directed at scrotes? Please, any type and any genre is ok
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Anonymous 32755


It's always funny to see moids seething about this manga.

Anonymous 32756

Urasekai is bretty good if you're into the whole "X but with lesbians" experience rather than a right off the bat yuri romance. The relationship between Toriko and Sorawo is pretty slow but fortunately not AdaShima-tier slow and boring. Author is male, but so far he's enjoyable.

Anonymous 32757

Why? Seems like the author is a male themselves, those disgusting spider hands

Anonymous 32759

The author is female. And they seethe because "too realistic".

Anonymous 32760

I understand being suspicious of yuri, but how do we relationship is actually some of the best lesbian representation I’ve ever seen in any media. it’s very realistic to my own experiences dating other women in college. I highly recommend!


Overrated Films Anonymous 32355[Reply]

What are some films you think are overrated? I always thought Back To The Future was a mediocre film. Same goes for Home Alone and Star Wars.
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Anonymous 32728

I still like the original Spider Man trilogy.

Anonymous 32740

Have you seen Batman (1966)? That one is goofy and fun and better than the Nolan output. The 1989 film also does a good job of blending the campy elements with a Gothic atmosphere and has a good Jack Nicholson performance.

I similarly find the Nolanverse overrated because I find them too self-serious particularly Dark Knight. Heath Ledger is doing a good job, but the character he's playing might as well not be Joker. Same with Bane and Scarecrow, Nolan was so concerned with realism he striped the appealing parts of their comic book counterparts away.

Anonymous 32742

For me it's most Ghibli films. I only liked a few films of theirs. The rest rely too much on pretty visuals, which are nice but can't hold up a film alone for me. Pom Poko is one of their best yet people almost never talk about it.

Anonymous 32743

Rewatching some of Ghibli's films made me realize how paper thin the plots are. Even the majority of the scenes just serve as eye candy. Without really move the plot forward or having any impact on the overall story. They're basically short films with a ton of padding for a feature length runtime. Also you notice how the characters tend to blend together. They have bland and near identical personalities to each other. Like they copy and pasted the character's personality, motivations and backstory for each film.

Anonymous 32752

The lighthouse is what would happen if you asked someone who'd never seen an arthouse film to make an arthouse film.


bluey Anonymous 32615[Reply]

I haven't watched it but for some reason this kids show has a large adult following? Why? What makes childrens shows like Bluey and MLP have such an appeal to adults? Can someone explain it to me?
I understand cartoons like Spongebob, Regular Show, and Adventure Time having a large adult audience (because they have consistent stories, jokes that appeal to all ages, and there can be some nostalgia involved), but why shows like bluey and MLP?
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Anonymous 32622

Nona, isn't it obvious?

Anonymous 32626


Alright, this shitposty answer aside, I'll try to give an explanation to figure out what is going on. I'll try to extrapolate what I read about fandoms to MLP, because I personally haven't watched it and surely won't.

Let me put my schizo hat on.

Firstly, anything that blows big like MLP has an extremely important aspect to it, an universe that allows creative freedom [of expression], especially the freedom to make you, the audience, participate and live in it. Spongebob, or any other regular show, usually follows a specific cast of characters that rarely develop centering around locations and an universe that never change as well. You can watch it for jokes, moral values, story and whatnot but you can't exactly participate in it. You're passive as an audience. Meanwhile, you can create thousands of Sonic variants, but you can't really do that with Spongebob, or even Pokemon. Pokemon Universe has an official list of Pokemon designed by it's creators, and it's also copyrighted, which means anything you personally concocted is not canonical, but I'm sure that's not the case in MLP.
You can create a pony that's purely based on your imagination, and it would still have it's place in the MLP universe, even as a background character. It's a pony sandbox.

Another way that I can think of through which you can interact with a piece of fiction is… shipping.
Take Miraculous Ladybug [which I stopped watching because I just couldn't] for example, which has a very notorious love dodecagon going on, with it's audience shipping every character and their dog with each other, writing fanfiction and even erotica based on it. There's enough material for the audience to weave their own fantasies with, and through these fantasies, they find people who have similar tastes and bond with each other through their shipping fanfiction at tumblr, discord or other communities dedicated for a specific ship.
I don't even want to mention the staggering amount of pony porn that exists online.

Another reason that may not be true that I can think of is, MLP is from a decade of deteriorating mental state, with Global Recession going on and USA facing serious economic crisis. I saw an image at another thread in here that had a graph about suicide rates in USA, and you can see a really sharp increase in the suicide rate from 2008 to 2010 upto 5% aPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

Anonymous 32629

I haven't watched it, but I'm pretty sure Bluey has a lot of subtexts aimed at adults. I know there's at least one moment implying the parents had a previous miscarriage, so I think it might just be a weird show with a hybrid target audience.

Anonymous 32645

my boyfriend loves this show lol
The brony thing was always mostly a meme among 4chan retards. I get there's nonas who love the show too, don't care, we all know it's true. The thing that makes the Bluey phenomenon truly unusual is the fact that this time a lot of the adults who love it are totally normal and not at all online. It is to be fair, definitely an above average quality kid's show. If I had to deal with kids I'd be much happier watching it than anything else for them but it's still a kid's show.
I saw somebody in a record store buying the official soundtrack and the cashier said to the person buying it "I love this show" and then the buyer said "Yeah I wish I had kids so I had more people to show it to."
Very weird times.

In general I think it's yet another example of culture moving in a direction of perennial childhood. I notice this trend in everything from fashion to television to (especially) music.
The interest in content that is truly "for adults" seems to be disappearing and it's really odd because I see nobody talking about it anywhere.

Anonymous 32745

My niece (4) loves it so we frequently end up watching it when she comes over. It's wholesome and cute and there's occasional jokes put in for adults (nothing dirty or raunchy, mostly the parents being cynical and sassy).

Pet Sounds Anonymous 32729[Reply]

one of my favorite albums

Anonymous 32730

good taste! I should listen to it again… what's your favorite song from it

Anonymous 32731

Caroline no is so iconic but I also love "wouldn't it be nice" and "I just wasn't made for these times". I love the beach boys and will die on the hill that they're one of the greatest groups ever lol. What about you?

Anonymous 32744

I love The Beach Boys!
I am so nostalgic for the time period when that album was new to me because I had just discovered it on the internet.


NES Nerds Anonymous 24466[Reply]

Any NES fans in the audience tonight? Mega Man got into music and gaming simultaneously as a kid and i'll forever be grateful
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Anonymous 32562

I actually like adventures of link, it is different but not necessarily in a bad way. Some of the enemies can be really annoying until you get that downward stab move though

Anonymous 32564


There were good elements of it and as you said things get way better once you get the downwards thrust. The implementation of the magic system was cool and I liked a lot of the spells like bounce and fairy which never make a return as far as I'm aware.
But overall I still think the game was more frustrating than fun, especially the final stretch of the game, dying in the final temple and needing to backtrack the entire way just feels demoralizing especially since Zelda 1 starts you right back at the entrance of the underground.

Oh well, beat ALttP and am in the middle of Awakening right now, it's fun to see the series evolve and what elements get carried between games. I don't think Adventures is as big of a black sheep as people are saying. While I was playing it I realized that the iteration of Link that inspired the Smash Bros moveset was him and the stage Temple draws from it, so, not forgotten by Nintendo at all. Don't regret playing it at all.

Anonymous 32709

Totally agree, it is miserable to make that trek to the final temple if you game over. Awakening is great(I def prefer the OG over that weird clay remake) The gbc games are all awesome in my opinion. Idk which I think is better, seasons or awakening, but you'll likely enjoy them all if you've come this far

Anonymous 32712


I actually just beat the GBC version of Awakening a few days ago and REALLY liked it. It's better than ALttP in my opinion and the game was very charming and sweet. ALttP didn't really have much side content to explore so I appreciated that Awakening had the trading sequence and seashells.

Replaying OOT was what got me started on my desire to play them all so the next chronological Zelda game I'm going to play will be Majora's Mask which I played as a kid but never beat. Though I think I'm going to take a short break to either play Donkey Kong Country or Mysterious Murasame Castle.

Anonymous 32741


>so the next chronological Zelda game I'm going to play will be Majora's Mask which I played as a kid but never beat
I honestly think it's the best 3D Zelda game of all time. Such an amazing game.

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