Art by azkn
I remain fascinated by the loopy, rubbery way one of my favourite anime characters gets shot down.
Come on Shun, get up! You can do it!


I remain fascinated by the loopy, rubbery way one of my favourite anime characters gets shot down.

Come on Shun, get up! You can do it!

(via shun-nebularstorm)

Honestly, this “creators owe fandom” thing that’s being reblogged all over Tumblr reminds me of the way that, when the second Rebuild of Evangelion movie came out, so many viewers acted like Hideaki Anno had finally given the world the Shinji Ikari he “owed” it. 

Because of a scene in which Shinji Ikari reached through a void, determined to get Rei Ayanami back from the Angel that had seized her form, viewers were certain Shinji had become a heroic protagonist, on a single, linear path to becoming a better man, rather than the fragmented mess he was in the TV series.

And around this, a sentiment was that this MUST have been done in response to the old audience, that Hideaki Anno was repairing a crack he’d made in his relationship with fans/viewers, a rift made by having the utter gall to create a classical anti-hero. The bastard!

This feeling was undone by the next film but good, and honestly, the scene in EVA 2.22 never read like a huge departure for Shinji’s characterization. Still, Anno never owed anybody an “answer” for Shinji Ikari or anything else he did.

In the same vein, it was so stupid whenever anyone claimed that Gurren Lagann was intended as an “apology” for Evangelion. Like, as if Gainax would *apologize* for a major production that made them gobs of money, just because some viewers didn’t like it!

Sheesh. How entitled, how full of yourself, do you have to be, to think a creator would bother to make a work as an “apology” to you?

It’s been a long time since this all went down, but it still rustles my jimmies when I think about it.

Honestly, this “creators owe fandom” thing that’s being reblogged all over Tumblr reminds me of the way that, when the second Rebuild of Evangelion movie came out, so many viewers acted like Hideaki Anno had finally given the world the Shinji Ikari he “owed” it.

Because of a scene in which Shinji Ikari reached through a void, determined to get Rei Ayanami back from the Angel that had seized her form, viewers were certain Shinji had become a heroic protagonist, on a single, linear path to becoming a better man, rather than the fragmented mess he was in the TV series.

And around this, a sentiment was that this MUST have been done in response to the old audience, that Hideaki Anno was repairing a crack he’d made in his relationship with fans/viewers, a rift made by having the utter gall to create a classical anti-hero. The bastard!

This feeling was undone by the next film but good, and honestly, the scene in EVA 2.22 never read like a huge departure for Shinji’s characterization. Still, Anno never owed anybody an “answer” for Shinji Ikari or anything else he did.

In the same vein, it was so stupid whenever anyone claimed that Gurren Lagann was intended as an “apology” for Evangelion. Like, as if Gainax would *apologize* for a major production that made them gobs of money, just because some viewers didn’t like it!

Sheesh. How entitled, how full of yourself, do you have to be, to think a creator would bother to make a work as an “apology” to you?

It’s been a long time since this all went down, but it still rustles my jimmies when I think about it.

Characters you should never kill off in books because your fandom will literally never forgive you:

dduane:

jjcka:

trenchcoatsexual:

trenchcoatsexual:

  • beloved pets
  • only 1 twin

yes, joanna kathleen rowling, i made this post specifically for you

And you know what? If you are a writer serious about your craft and the story requires it, you will kill pets* or single twins or whatever else needs killing: because there are things more important than whether your fandom will ever forgive you.

*I speak from experience.

Listen, fandom: creators don’t owe you anything. Not a single thing. They’re not obligated to make stories proceed according to your personal desires, especially when doing so involves creating a world without any conflict, pain, or tension.

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Awwww, Cyclonus.

Awwww, Cyclonus.

martininamerica:

Guys, at MTAC’s opening ceremonies, Dan Green and Eric Stuart came on stage, and Eric challenged Dan to a duel in character as Kaiba.

So Dan, in character as Yugi, says “That’s weird, Kaiba. You usually don’t like to lose.”

I never thought I’d hear such a sick burn from Yugi.

(via siphersaysstuff)

shaqthatguy:

enitsircbby:

ladyinterior:

Artist Hikaru Cho Takes Part in the Amnesty International’s Global Campaign “My Body My Rights”

this fucked me up.

Fuck yeah that’s cool

(via 4cherriesand2lemons)

Some official photos of the new fantasy-themed blacklight mini-golf at West Edmonton Mall. Both the white dragon arch and the wizard’s workshop holes contain a ramp, elevator, and slide that you watch your ball go through.