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Duck Tales for Meme Monday

I say Scrooge McDuck, and you think…

However, what happens when – fully understanding the meme that this character and the idea of him has become – you bring back, say, Duck Tales?

And how about for good measure, you cast David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck?

The show is just incredibly genre-aware, with jokes playing off of our expectations of the characters – or even entire episodes playing off of them. For instance, the most recent we’ve watched revolved around Donald Duck being the most unlucky person – and his brother being the luckiest. With a luck god.

This show has been a ton of fun so far, and we recommend it. Whether you’re new to the characters or not, this is a good one to watch!

Oh, and Webby is amazing.

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Adulthood is a Myth!

I added that from URL… hope that’s okay… Hey! Folks! You should be reading Sarah’s Scribbles!

It’s an awesome webcomic full of life’s troubles. It’s like reality smacking you upside the head.

Since it’s slices of life from a young woman artist, the topic matter is – you guessed it – that of a young woman artist! Well, girl. Well, real girl.

From Adulthood is a Myth

From Adulthood is a Myth

That’s from her book, Adulthood is a Myth. There’s a lot of great content about growing up, often with imaginings of current problems/relationships carried on all the way into old age (and beyond). There’s a lot of great material about being a woman. There’s a lot of great material about being an introvert and social anxiety.adulthood-is-a-myth-coveradulthood-is-a-myth-cover

But I think the stuff that I like seeing the most is when she gets into talking about creating art. Wracked with self-doubt, as I find most writers in online writing communities are, she shares this feeling. While still living the dream, as it were – I mean, there’s a whole lot of people following her on Facebook (a good place to catch each new comic).

From Adulthood is a Myth

From Adulthood is a Myth

I just really appreciate seeing this perspective. And the feeling that you just have to keep creating. When I was first pitching doing my webcomic here on the site, I think that what people had in mind was something more like, say, Sarah’s Scribbles. Something funny. Full of one shots. That’s not what I’m doing… and for now, as long as I’m happy with it, I’m keeping with it.

But that leaves plenty of room for me to recommend a webcomic like Sarah’s Scribbles! Enjoy!

Voltron: Legendary Defender Post #2—Reinventing My Defender

 

When I was nine, Voltron was my secret guardian. He went to school with me and towered over the bullies who picked on me in the lunch room and the demanding teacher who screamed more often than she spoke. At home, he stayed close all night while my parents yelled and threw things at each other.  Of course, no one could see him but me.

 

I remember the first time I saw Voltron: Defender of the Universe. It was early morning, before the sun came up. My father was passed out on the couch, and I had about an hour before I had to make the school bus. My siblings were still in bed, and I relish that hour because it was the only time I got to watch anything that I wanted to see on television.

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Voltron Legendary Defender Kicks Giant Robot Reboot Ass

Last week, Netflix released the latest iteration of the Voltron franchise. I’ve been cautiously optimistic about the new series, Voltron: Legendary Defender, since I heard about the project. The more I saw animation clips from Dreamworks and interviews with showrunners Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery, the more torn I became. Legendary Defenders looked amazing. It sounded like the folks involved were on the money and trying to create a show that both old and new Voltron fans could enjoy. Still, I couldn’t let myself get too excited. I’ve been burned by too many lackluster reboots and updates, and Voltron is important to me. I don’t think I would’ve made it through fourth grade without Voltron. I debated whether I should tune in on June 10, and after much angst, I decided I would watch the first three episodes. I ended up watching the whole series. This post is not so much a review but a reaction. I’ll have reviews and more indepth commentary in upcoming weeks, once Comparative Geeks makes its move to self-hosted.

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Editor’s Note: post includes a few excited expletives. 

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Voltron Legendary Defender Kicks Giant Robot Reboot Ass

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Last week, Netflix released the latest iteration of the Voltron franchise. I’ve been cautiously optimistic about the new series, Voltron: Legendary Defender, since I heard about the project. The more I saw animation clips from Dreamworks and interviews with showrunners Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery, the more torn I became. Legendary Defenders looked amazing. It sounded like the folks involved were on the money and trying to create a show that both old and new Voltron fans could enjoy. Still, I couldn’t let myself get too excited. I’ve been burned by too many lackluster reboots and updates, and Voltron is important to me. I don’t think I would’ve made it through fourth grade without Voltron. I debated whether I should tune in on June 10, and after much angst, I decided I would watch the first three episodes. I ended up watching the whole series. This post is not so much a review but a reaction. I’ll have reviews and more indepth commentary in upcoming weeks, once Comparative Geeks makes its move to self-hosted.

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Editor’s Note: post includes a few excited expletives. 

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