The Big Picture: Boy's Own Adventure

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Boy's Own Adventure

MovieBob hops into the kiddie pool this week.

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What would these morons think if they watched/read Ranma 1/2? :D

Personally, I don't care. Sounds like a fun thing if I'd still be 12 years old.

What astounds me however is how bad the animation looks. Looks like 2 dudes did it at home with flash o

What the hell is wrong with this video, I cant get the thing to buffer past 1 minute but every other video on the site loads like a snap.

And I know its not my connection as every other page I visit and video I load is no issue, even in 1080p

Edit: Finally started working, show seems kinda boring, just gotta shake my head at those who whine about it though.

Man my dad watches Fox news.

I watch it to make myself laugh.
Seriously.

GO and watch it, it is funnier than Colbert or Stewart, without even trying to be.

I love hearing them RAGE about NEW THINGS.
"X, X IS DESTROYING 'MERICA!"

Wait... some people really think this silly little cartoon is pushing some kind of "gay agenda"? SERIOUSLY?! Geeze, and my folks wonder why I don't like reality... humanity better pray I never get superpowers.

As for the show itself, eh, I'll give it a look. I had no idea it was Australian, though...

I guess past generations didn't have a problem when Bugs Bunny was dressing up like a woman and kissing Elmer Fudd.

And yet when Beast Boy or Ben Ten turns into different SPECIES nobody could gives a fuck.
Are they afraid Shezow is going to make their children choose between tea and cake or death?

a transvetite superhero and everyone losses their minds, quick show them priscilla queen of the desert and watch the fireworks.

Can the guy take off the ring? It seems like once he put it on he became stuck dressed like a girl, which seems unpleasant.

Also, I like the little "comics are sexist" bit Bob slipped in. He's gonna have a flame war in this comment section come hell or high water.

Bob kinda glossed over the fact that LGBT issues, especially these days, tends to leave the B and T behind, as well as the concerns for LGBT youth, focusing purely on assimilation theory and gay marriage.

Thunderous Cacophony:
Can the guy take off the ring? It seems like once he put it on he became stuck dressed like a girl, which seems unpleasant.

Also, I like the little "comics are sexist" bit Bob slipped in. He's gonna have a flame war in this comment section come hell or high water.

Can transform back, but no, the ring is stuck on.

Sadly I kind of already knew about the character before it reach to the HUB network (the whole premise is such a easy target for the dark side of the internet much to my scaring eyes).
Seriously, of all the bad stuff that has been going on over the State and FOX choice to focus on that instead? Times like these it make me think Bob should be the voice of reason for them to listen to (which I now not all agree mainly those who hate Bob).

OH MY GAAAWWWWDDD THINK OF THE CHILDREN
THEIR INNOCENT LITTLE MINDS CAN'T HANDLE THE FACT THAT GAY PEOPLE ..... exist?
Speaking as a mother or the usual bullshit is what I think most of the negative criticism sounds like when things like these pop up

Only the protag isn't gay but I doubt they make that distinction

I haven't watched the show (yet) but I agree with Bob that representations of gender in the superhero genre are very problematic. One thing that's very cool is how the character of Batwoman has evolved from a bad joke about being a female Batman to one of the coolest characters in DC.

Yet I'm not sure that She-Zow! is quite as helpful to LGBTQA acceptance as Bob made it sound, even with all the qualifiers he put on there. The joke still relies on a strict gender binary, and I can't imagine that it strains itself to teach the kids about the nuances of recognizing your own identity. If I'm wrong, someone please correct me.

Yeah, I think that ponies and Batman are really the only things currently keeping the Hub humming.

Speaking of, I'd like to thank Bob for taking what I feel is the best stance on the pony fandom, that since he doesn't care too much about the show the fans' existence does not affect him and therefore he doesn't talk about it except where it becomes relevant, and then only in passing. No lectures about how some fans take it too far, no discussions of how it affects the larger culture, he is just aware of it as a thing.

Between this and the whole Cheerios ad uproar.. yeah, some people have some major growing up to do. Sadly, they're already supposedly mature adults.

It's really, really sad how transgendered/crossdressing main characters are always in a more comedic show ... Well, there IS The Education of Max Bickford, a drama show which played it all more straight forward. But here, she was on the main cast but not the main character. I guess there's also TransAmerica.

That actually sounds pretty hilarious to me. Some people really need to get their heads out of their asses.

NOT THIS TIME DAYSTAR!

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DVS BSTrD:
And yet when Beast Boy or Ben Ten turns into different SPECIES nobody could gives a fuck.
Are they afraid Shezow is going to make their children choose between tea and cake or death?

Well yeah dude. I mean girls are just gross and gay and stuff.

/satire

jaymiechan:
Bob kinda glossed over the fact that LGBT issues, especially these days, tends to leave the B and T behind, as well as the concerns for LGBT youth, focusing purely on assimilation theory and gay marriage.

I hate to be....*that guy* advancing the flamewar, but would Bi groups need special attention? If they have a partner of the opposite gender, that's already socially accepted. It would only be if they tried to have a same-sex partner that they'd face any kind of discrimination, and that's what the 'L' and 'G' sections of the 'LGBT' movement are focusing on.

Having said that, Trans groups are pretty darn under-represented and could use a little more positive exposure [1].

[1] No, not like that you sick bastards....

anything that pisses off bigots and idiots is a plus for me.

This wouldn't have happen if anyone would have done their homework. It is a cross-dressing cartoon, to which is how the guy gets his powers. What was told was a transsexual cartoon. Nothing worse when no one can even get the story straight, creating a bigger deal than what it is.

I've only seen the previews for Shezow and my first thoughts were "Ah, fuck! This is gonna be something the GOP/Fox News/anti-gay & lesbian pack of retards will bitch and moan about, isn't it?!" It never fails. Every time something intrudes into their little bullshit fantasy world, they start fussing and whining like an infant with a soiled diaper. Seriously, if there was ever a group of people that needed to be committed to the mental asylums for the rest of their lives, its them. In fact, I'd like to see each one of these idiots castrated and lobotomized, if only to spare the human gene pool any further pollution.

It's the 21st century, ladies and germs. We may not have jet-packs or flying cars yet, but we're slowly but surely trying to make things better for all aspects of humanity. Either get on board the train towards Progress City or you can ride the short bus off a fucking cliff.

EDIT: I completely forgot about Ranma 1/2 and surprised that the "old farts on their porch" are screaming this too. Then again, unless its something current in our mass media world or it goes viral like overnight, a manga from the late 1980s is not gonna pop up on their radar. If it does, then my thoughts and prayers go out to the Anime/Manga fan base that get caught up in the shit storm. ^^;

Back when the Secret World of Arietty came out, Fox News got worked up over the idea of "borrowing" (as in The Borrowers) as some kind of evil socialist plot. I'm not even making this up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RuFcWkFJZgk

Fox News is basically paid to be outraged about something all the time, it ultimately won't matter in a week. Especially since this form of crossdressing is completely innocuous, but I think even with that it'll be more a show for girls than boys who want to be girls. Crossdressing has been a theme in fiction for a very long time, stretching back to those bad old days of patriarchy, so long as the crossdressing isn't done because the boy actually wants to be a girl, but because of some other circumstance.

I'm totally with you on the "Fox news is over-exaggerating about a cartoon" bit. Its a cartoon.

That said, you lost me at "Connected to men= good; independent=evil". Your white knight is showing.

Again.

Stop it.

...Are you sure nobody's stuck the whole "gay agenda" thing on the Ponies yet? Or is that just the Internet?

Also - The Hub for me is not the channel to watch Ponies. It's the Channel to go watch Transformers X3

WaitWHAT:

jaymiechan:
Bob kinda glossed over the fact that LGBT issues, especially these days, tends to leave the B and T behind, as well as the concerns for LGBT youth, focusing purely on assimilation theory and gay marriage.

I hate to be....*that guy* advancing the flamewar, but would Bi groups need special attention? If they have a partner of the opposite gender, that's already socially accepted. It would only be if they tried to have a same-sex partner that they'd face any kind of discrimination, and that's what the 'L' and 'G' sections of the 'LGBT' movement are focusing on.

Having said that, Trans groups are pretty darn under-represented and could use a little more positive exposure [1].

Sure, it seems like that, but factor in that there is a rather large (and surprising) amount of biphobia/anti-bi-bias in both the gay and straight communities. LG people see bi folks as 'undecided gay people', both sides see bi people as automatically poly or unloyal or a slut who will sleep with anyone...

EDIT: oh, and SheZow seems to both ridicule the tropes of Golden Age female comics....while also utilizing aspects of Drag Queen culture (one bit i saw made much use of the term Glamazon, which IIRC was a term coined by RuPaul, to the point of it being a song/album by that person).

[1] No, not like that you sick bastards....

Why's everything an agenda? Even if the show was aimed at promoting stuff like crossdressing, it's not making children do it.

thank god anime and manga largely flies by under the radar of the bible thumping idiots these days, this is an entire effing genre in Japanese animation and manga.

Well, at least I can say that I might give the show a shot once it is on YT (as I don't live in the US, I can't get Hub. Plus, I don't think I used my TV to watch... well, TV with it for at least two years. Only movies and games.)

Meanwhile, in the 40s...
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And 50s...
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And 60s...
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And 70s...
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And 80s...
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And the 90s...
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And over at Japan...
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And THIS...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlH71V1LpNw

A kid dressed as a girl is subversive? Kids cross dress as toddlers all the time, it doesn't mean anything. How ironic that the adults are acting like immature children. Grow up and stop acting silly.

DVS BSTrD:
And yet when Beast Boy or Ben Ten turns into different SPECIES nobody could gives a fuck.

Considering how often the rhetoric goes:"If we allow gay marriage, people will start marrying their dogs next" it honestly wouldn't surprise me if this becomes an issue someday. And that makes me very sad.

Also, I think Bob was joking when he claimed the gay agenda is communism, but I've had somebody tell me to my face and without the slightest hint of sarcasm that teaching children homosexuality is okay is socialism. I tried explaining to him that socialism has literally nothing to do with anyones sexual orientation, but it was a lost cause. So, yeah, you might actually be right, Bob.

I need a fucking drink now.

It's a funny premise, and I consider myself a brony so I'm hardly a hardliner on gender specific things... but then I look as Sweden. Poor F***ing Sweden.

- Side note: Villains are cooler anyways, especially in DC. Guys love a bad girl ;), and who doesn't love a good villain songs?

Scarim Coral:
Sadly I kind of already knew about the character before it reach to the HUB network (the whole premise is such a easy target for the dark side of the internet much to my scaring eyes).

THIS Indeed, And there I was thinking it was some kind of character created by some guy from the internet... My eyes have seen way to much of this character to even be funny anymore...

SwimmingRock:
Also, I think Bob was joking when he claimed the gay agenda is communism, but I've had somebody tell me to my face and without the slightest hint of sarcasm that teaching children homosexuality is okay is socialism. I tried explaining to him that socialism has literally nothing to do with anyones sexual orientation, but it was a lost cause. So, yeah, you might actually be right, Bob.

I need a fucking drink now.

He was, but reading that doesn't surprise me either, once I raised my hand when a teacher asked who was an atheist and overheard a girl saying (scared shitless btw)to the girl next to her that she was told atheists ate babies, funny anough another guy was raising his hand, but slowly started to lower it down. Oh boy was I surprised that people that stupid were even at a university, you know, where they're supposed to think a little, especially since it was a literature class, but that was another of my debunked thoughts.

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