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The “Furry” Problem

peterandcompany:

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Fair warning: there is some slight language in this post.

My name is Jonathan Ponikvar. I’m the creator of Peter & Company and an avid cartoon fan; I have been trying (successfully or not) to draw them since I first discovered the magic of crayons and markers. Like most kids in the 80’s I grew up watching a crazy amount of cartoons. My favorites were the cartoons and films of Warner Brothers, Disney, and Don Bluth, so my earliest and crappiest of doodles always revolved around those characters in some way.

As I grew older and began seriously getting into cartooning, I noticed something odd going on around me: the cartoon animal was quickly becoming an endangered species. The animal designs of the 80’s and 90’s TV cartoons were being seen less and less in modern times within the industries that they helped create.

How could this happen? Are people just no longer interested in funny talking animals?

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bandwagonjumpr:

We might as well just call it now: TNA Wrestling is dead.

Sure, a lot can happen between now and October, but let’s face facts, nobody wants a show that can’t get above a 1.0 rating, has less than an eighth of WWE’s audiences at ball parks and arenas…it’s dead.

I shouldn’t be saying “good riddance”, but…good riddance.

I’ll feel bad for a good chunk of the wrestlers that will likely be out of a job soon, because unless it’s Jeff Hardy or Team 3D I can’t see WWE wanting anyone else from the promotion. Maybe Roode and Storm? But that’d be about it.

I can’t fault the talent that TNA signs on, though, because they were just doing their jobs, entertaining fans and putting on good matches. No, the blame goes to Dixie Carter, because it’s very clear her only goal was to outdo WWE, but so much money was wasted on bad investments and not letting the desired talent become the stars, instead relying on WWE/WCW/ECW stars while everyone else twiddles their thumbs…that’s who the blame needs to go to.

Arguably, though, TNA was the #2 wrestling company, but only by default due to having the money and a TV deal. With no TV deal, what would be the point? Sell the tape library to WWE, get something out of that at least.

I’m curious where things go from here. Some speculate that Spike will sign Jeff Jarrett’s new promotion, whenever that gets off the ground. Others want to see Spike try their hand at running a wrestling promotion themselves after seeing how Bellator’s been doing.

Whatever the case, this isn’t looking good on TNA’s part, and I don’t see a bright future ahead of them.

matsart:

allrightfinegeez:

-Batgirl-

Real Name: Barbara “Babs” Gordon
Age: 21
Likes: Her father, Crime fighting, Gadgetry
Dislikes: Harley Quinn, Failure, The idea of her identity being discovered
Theme: “In The Hall Of The Mountain King” by Edvard Grieg

Before any and all else, I would like to point out that I am aware that Batgirl has recently received a similar redesign. I rather like it, I think it’s cool.

I designed MY Batgirl back in August of LAST YEAR

Am I going to make like the me of old and fervently accuse DC of ripping me off? No. I just want to point this out so you all don’t think I’M ripping off THEM.

And I would also like to thank Mat Lippiello of www.matchucomic.com for being bro enough to provide me a color scheme for Batgirl here.

ANYHOW

Anytime there is a series which focuses on the Gotham Girls, Batgirl is always depicted as some sort of unstoppable, infallible, can’t do wrong, doer of awesome in comparison to them. SO naturally, in a series where Harley Quinn has the main role, I have to flip that concept on its head.

Now this doesn’t mean that Batgirl is incompetent by any means. She may be confident to the point of cocky, but stick her against the common thug and they’ll be removing Batarangs from their asses. It’s just, well…there is NO DEALING with Harley and her antics. So Batgirl occasionally comes off as a butt monkey of sorts. She tries, really, but in the end, the clown gets away. It is in this way that I have come to realize that I seem to REALLY love punishing redheads (Nala Navilos of “Rogue Neo” endures similar bad luck).

I suppose this is the moment where I bring up that Batman WILL NOT BE IN HARLEQUINADE. At least not in person. Much like at the beginning of his crime fighting career, he exists only in myth. But with Babs Gordon being constantly denied a chance to enroll in the GCPD by her overprotective father, Commissioner James Gordon, and her knowing how well the criminal element fears the name of The Bat, she takes matters into her own hands, models an image in the shape of his own, and does her thing on a nightly basis.

Granted, things would go a lot smoother if Quinn would COOPERATE, but she is no slouch.

Had a small hand in this kick-ass Batgirl design. I helped with the Palette. 

Good thing I didn’t use purple or orange, otherwise we woulda been in some deep doo doo.

Wow. I honestly didn’t think to look for Killer Croc Game Over scenes in Arkham Origins.

lennythereviewer:

quevidamastriste:

¿Cómo te ajustas las gafas?


"The Evil Butler"

Kuro may be a dick’s dick, but even I still do this.

lennythereviewer:

quevidamastriste:

¿Cómo te ajustas las gafas?

"The Evil Butler"

Kuro may be a dick’s dick, but even I still do this.

The very first sketches I did of my designs of Harley, Ivy, and Batgirl.

The very first sketches I did of my designs of Harley, Ivy, and Batgirl.

-Batgirl-

Real Name: Barbara “Babs” Gordon
Age: 21
Likes: Her father, Crime fighting, Gadgetry
Dislikes: Harley Quinn, Failure, The idea of her identity being discovered
Theme: “In The Hall Of The Mountain King” by Edvard Grieg

Before any and all else, I would like to point out that I am aware that Batgirl has recently received a similar redesign. I rather like it, I think it’s cool.

I designed MY Batgirl back in August of LAST YEAR

Am I going to make like the me of old and fervently accuse DC of ripping me off? No. I just want to point this out so you all don’t think I’M ripping off THEM.

And I would also like to thank Mat Lippiello of www.matchucomic.com for being bro enough to provide me a color scheme for Batgirl here.

ANYHOW

Anytime there is a series which focuses on the Gotham Girls, Batgirl is always depicted as some sort of unstoppable, infallible, can’t do wrong, doer of awesome in comparison to them. SO naturally, in a series where Harley Quinn has the main role, I have to flip that concept on its head.

Now this doesn’t mean that Batgirl is incompetent by any means. She may be confident to the point of cocky, but stick her against the common thug and they’ll be removing Batarangs from their asses. It’s just, well…there is NO DEALING with Harley and her antics. So Batgirl occasionally comes off as a butt monkey of sorts. She tries, really, but in the end, the clown gets away. It is in this way that I have come to realize that I seem to REALLY love punishing redheads (Nala Navilos of “Rogue Neo” endures similar bad luck).

I suppose this is the moment where I bring up that Batman WILL NOT BE IN HARLEQUINADE. At least not in person. Much like at the beginning of his crime fighting career, he exists only in myth. But with Babs Gordon being constantly denied a chance to enroll in the GCPD by her overprotective father, Commissioner James Gordon, and her knowing how well the criminal element fears the name of The Bat, she takes matters into her own hands, models an image in the shape of his own, and does her thing on a nightly basis.

Granted, things would go a lot smoother if Quinn would COOPERATE, but she is no slouch.

-Poison Ivy-

Real Name: Pamela Isley
Age: 22
Likes: Plants, Botany, Quiet.
Dislikes: People, Harley’s insane pep, The landlord at Arkham Apartments
Theme: “Waltz of the Flowers” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

I dunno how they did it, but Paul Dini and Bruce Timm somehow managed to make an awesome female duo out of Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, one that transcended the cartoons and into the comics (Fun fact: They are apparently, for really reals in lesbians with each other in the comics). I knew of her before she hooked up with Harley, but she really “blossomed”, as it were, when they paired up. So much so that every time a comic breaks them up, it legitimately hurts to see. It’s gotten to the point where I can’t imagine one without the other.

While the Ivy of Harlequinade isn’t the sultry ecoterrorist her mainstream media counterpart is, she isn’t exactly all that outgoing either. Given her mutated plant like physiology and her shapely body, which is just asking for trouble in a place like Gotham City, she would be content spending her days in her apartment caring for the only real friends she has according to her: her plants.

Until one Harley Quinn shows up, anyway.

Harley is the closest thing Ivy has to a life whether she will admit it or not. And while she will be vehemently vocal against some of the stupid stuff Harley drags her into, she ends up smack dab in the middle of it anyway. While she may never like people, she may have something of a soft spot for this little clown who happened into her life.

The Poison Ivy character has never really been a metahuman outside having control over plant life and poisonous features/resistance. I got the idea to make her moreso after seeing a B:TAS episode in the early seasons when Batman was having a Fear Gas induced hallucination where various of his enemies were attacking him and his allies would do nothing to help but mock him. Ivy showed up and threw out vines from her arms to ensnare Batman and I always thought it was the coolest thing. The thing about HQ Ivy is that her body has so much oddities to it that not even she knows what she’s truly capable of. Sometimes it’s a hindrance, sometimes a freak occurrence, sometimes it’s dangerous. She’s a plant monster in the truest sense of the term and she’s not afraid to hide it, especially if you make her mad.

-Harley Quinn-

Real Name: Harleen Quinzel
Age: 17
Likes: Fun, Excitement, Hanging with Ivy, Messing with Batgirl, Sweets, Her domino mask or some manner of mark around her eyes
Dislikes: Boredom, Jerks, Batgirl’s attitude
Theme: “Dance of the Hours” by Amilcare Ponchielli

Harley Quinn, or as I always like to call her: “The Little Fancharacter That Got Away”. She always struck me as an interesting case. I actually vividly remember the first time I saw “Joker’s Favor” which is the episode of the original Batman animated series in which she debuted to the world. I honestly had no idea how high this kid in a clown suit was gonna fly and, if you had asked me back then, I woulda prolly said that she already WAS a bona-fide Batman character. I was too young to fully understand the depth of her character and the tragic irony she lives, a victim of her own delusions of romance with The Joker who, himself, couldn’t care less if she lives or dies and more times than often has tried to kill her himself.

She really came along in the series that birthed her, even before she was made a legit character for the comics. We also got her friendship with Ivy, interactions with the Bat family, all that stuff. To this day, she’s had quite a couple of her own comic serieseseses and made appearance in all media except the big screen (though I suspect some folks are thankful for that XD).

But every time she showed up, the story was always the same: She was always the punching bag for everyone she associated with. Granted, sometimes she brought most of it on herself in a humorous fashion, but I always felt that Harley could kinda be her own character. She had enough energy, craziness, silliness and charm that I felt it could be possible in some way.

Unfortunately these days, she’s pretty much become DC’s female answer to Deadpool. Good job, guys.

But that really has nothing to do with my decision to make “Harlequinade” (which, by definition, is a performance or play where the Harlequin is in the lead role and is ALSO a reference to the B:TAS episode of the same name). One day that urge for my own personal take on Harley just spiked and I took to work. I always had an idea of what I wanted her to look like, and some interactions with Harley Quinn models on GMOD helped with developing a personality to go along with the HQ Gotham.

Gotham City is still a blight on the map in “Harlequinade”, but not so much that supervillains are springing up left and right to destroy/take over. It’s more in a state of accepted gray doldrums. There is crime often, and that doesn’t serve to help any. Harley is the sore thumb in the city whether she realizes it or not. Whereas everyone else plods through their day, she’s always getting into some mischief and dragging Poison Ivy and Batgirl with her. Wherever she goes and whatever she does, she always leaves her mark, even when not trying to.

Something of a human cartoon character, Harley is something of a foil to Ivy’s reclusive nature and Batgirl’s seriousness. And even without a constant threat of supervillainy, Gotham is sure to never be the same with her around.

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thewisemankey:

The time has come to close the saga of Arkham Origins on Lameplay Theater.

Tying up some loose ends, Batman must solve the remaining riddles of “Enigma” before his blackmail can be let loose to the wrong hands.

Then, he moves on to solve the mystery of Cyrus Pinkey, the original architect of Gotham who went missing under suspicious circumstances. You’ll never guess where this takes him in the end…

But keep your subscriptions open, because New Year’s is just around the corner for Batman…and it’ll be a cold reception.

Don’t forget, support the Lameplay Theater Patreon. ALAN’S GOTTA EAT, TOO.

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"Now I’ll admit it. I’m mad. I’m very mad today. I’m madder than I’ve ever been in a long time, but I have options on how I handle this. I have options.

Need I remind you Triple H is fully aware that he’s an asshole?

I fuckin’ laughed. I admit it.

You may have noticed this super creepy dude pacing and muttering to himself in the same room as Clayface. He’s way too detailed and unique in appearance to be a random NPC, but we couldn’t match him to a DC character no matter how hard we tried. Then we remembered the Arkham Asylum contest announced last year – the winner’s face would be rendered somewhere in the game. That “somewhere” is here. Interestingly, if you scan the inmate’s skeleton with Detective Mode, you’ll see that his missing limb isn’t missing at all. He’s just hiding it behind his back. Sorry for calling you “super creepy”, contest winner guy, but that’s just weird. Also, we’re totally jealous.

You may have noticed this super creepy dude pacing and muttering to himself in the same room as Clayface. He’s way too detailed and unique in appearance to be a random NPC, but we couldn’t match him to a DC character no matter how hard we tried. Then we remembered the Arkham Asylum contest announced last year – the winner’s face would be rendered somewhere in the game. That “somewhere” is here. Interestingly, if you scan the inmate’s skeleton with Detective Mode, you’ll see that his missing limb isn’t missing at all. He’s just hiding it behind his back. Sorry for calling you “super creepy”, contest winner guy, but that’s just weird.

Also, we’re totally jealous.

thewisemankey:

WE ARE THE CUCCOS. YOUR CULTURE WILL ADAPT TO SERVICE US. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE.

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