The Age Old Video Game Enemy

If Wolfenstein or the new Call of Duty are any indication, then they’re still going strong as video games #1 Cannon Fodder.

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Happy Birthday Tea!

The original plan was for the final panel to have everyone who supported me through this stroke cheering around me… but Yuji has to do this thing called sleeping and eating.

What I could not add in here is I’m also filling my weekend with things to do because I was not able to fly to Vermont to attend my spiritual brothers wedding.  Missing out on the wedding really hurts, as I really want to be there for that life changing event.  So Yuji’s Mom is making a awesome dinner on Friday night, my close friends will distract me on Saturday with a Keanu Reeves movie night and on Sunday, Yuji and I are going to the Midsomer Festival!  Just the two of us, exploring a medieval town around the time when the story we are writing takes place.  A almost perfect weekend. (Obviously a perfect weekend would have been going to the wedding but unfortunately healing brains and flying in airplanes don’t mix well 😦 )

We even got a cake from Bakery Nouveau.  Something about Rasberries, Almonds and Buttercream.  Its going to be delicious.

 

Big Cats are not pets

Gimli is what you call an expert level cat.  He loves you, but only if you are very very respectful, and even then, he’s so big (20lbs, not overweight) that he causes accidental damage.

I have been watching Big Cat Derek and Big Cat Rescue a lot recently.  People who rescue big cats are amazing.  There are so many big cats out there in need because stupid idiots don’t realize what or who tigers, lions, mountain lions, etc.. really are.  All you have to do is imagine your house meow, and then picture them playing with you or a toy but they are 500 pounds larger and their teeth could puncture your skull.

Not even thinking of the danger… cooping up a 500 pound cat in a home is overtly cruel.

So I wrote this comic to try and bring a little light on an issue I am passionate about.  Who knows, we might write more 🙂

EDIT: Sorry for the late post.. I thought I set this to post at midnight, but in reality it was set to post at noon.  WHOOPS!

Miss Hokusai left us with varied impressions

Miss Hokusai the animated movie is a very good movie.  However we have discovered its not a movie that speaks to everyone.  Bear is not a very visual person and he does not have an understanding of Japanese art.  He was left asking ‘what was with this movie!?’  whereas it really spoke to Yuji and I.

– Tea

 

Watching a movie like Miss Hokusai isn’t going to be appealing to all viewers. It’s already a movie about artists and that by itself can be alienating for people who aren’t invested in the lives and values of artists.

Now it’s no surprise that I found the movie interesting, being a guy who likes to draw things. But what I found refreshing in film was the lack projected self importance that is often present in art films. The value and importance of art to the world message so to speak. Rather the movie simply showed the viewer what Hokusai and his daughter found interesting and no attempt was made by the film or its characters to preach the virtue of art.

It was a movie about people who like to do art because they like it. And I can respect that kind of honest sincerity in an art film.

– Yuji

Cole and Marmalade Fan!

Hermione is a HHHUUUUGE Cole and Marmalade fan!  I think its because she was feral, she’s young and she lives with 3 elderly cats… that being said, I also think she has a crush on Marmalade.

SEE COLE AND MARMALADE HERE!

Here is a pic of one of my feline overlords, Hermione!

Gender Swap

Tea brought forth this idea to me one day about whether there are character’s whose gender have little to no impact on the character’s story. These are a few of the examples we thought of, with some rationale to explain our opinion.

Goku: Goku’s all about fighting and getting stronger, and while that seems macho and full of testosterone, his attitude about being strong is pretty gender neutral in my opinion. If Goku were male or female he/she would still be fighting and training to get stronger. Canonically both Saiyan men and women were recruited to battle off-world so this goes without saying.

Harley Quinn: Her story is more centered around the idea of severe Stockholm syndrome, which works for either a guy or girl. It would simply be a matter of making the Joker bisexual, which given his chaotic nature isn’t all that demanding of him.

Duke Nukem: Duke’s character is all about his ego, whether it’s to be taken seriously or not. As such making Duke a woman wouldn’t necessarily change the “all about me” attitude that he sports. Some quirks and nuances may change with a gender flip but the core of his character would remain mostly in tact.

Lara Croft: Placed here for the sake of making a Tomb Raider/Uncharted joke.

Cthulhu: Placed here for the sake of making a joke about unidentifiable alien genders.

Morrigan: Outside of wanting to have a baby w/ the Grey Warden to have a god baby, Morrigan’s story wouldn’t change all that much with a gender swap. To me her story is one of learning more about the world and trying to escape the perceived clutches of her mother who may or may not be evil.

Link: I guess Link’s gender is super important to his character. I mean, If Eiji Aonuma says that making Link a girl would mess with the balance of the Triforce, then I suppose we have no choice but to accept what he says. After all we can’t make changes happen to a fictional character if they have an impact fictional concepts right? Right? It may just cause Eiji Aonuma to fall out the space time continuum.