Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Dead Meat (new show from Billy & Mandy creator)

I just found out about this, and I'm helping to spread the word!

Cartoon Brew: "Billy and Mandy" Creator Maxwell Atoms Sells "Dead Meat" on Kickstarter

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From Maxwell Atoms, the creator of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (and Evil Con Carne) comes a new web series called Dead Meat, a “post-apocalyptic black comedy/social satire/puppet gore web series about a guy and his mutant dog called Dead Meat.”  The Kickstarter goal is $50,000 and ends on November 16 (my birthday).

Heck yeah, this is awesome!  I mean, I would have preferred seeing Atoms getting that Underfist spin-off series, but still, heck yeah!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

I Miss Enjoying Something for Enjoyment's Sake

Just felt like sharing this for a moment:

The guy here, Daniel Floyd, talks about why certain "retro-style" games stick with us, and gives his own personal reason for it.  Thing is, the words Dan uses, "joy, zany, child-like wonder", those are the same exact words I use to describe Wander Over Yonder!  So many times, I've come across people who say Wander's annoying, the show's childish, or that it's not as good as DuckTales, Darkwing Duck, Gargoyles, blah blah blah...  Now, setting aside the "they don't make 'em like they used to" attitude here, isn't it SAD that something that's just apologetically fun is being shunned and looked down upon simply for being that?  I mean, not to knock the mroe serious dramas other TV shows do, but why CAN'T we just enjoy something like this?  This is now my favorite TV show, not just on the air or in modern times, but of ALL TIME, because I LOVE this aspect about the show.  It's funny, it's crazy, it's got great comedic timing, it's knows JUST what it wants to be without missing the mark, and best (or perhaps in a way, worst) of all, it stands out as an inherently positive show in the utter wasteland that is cynical, mean-spirited, snarky and sarcastic, and at times outright RUDE shows where characters are mean to each other without a second thought.  There's this assumption that comedy is all about the suffering of others, and while that's true to an extent, this show proves that you can be funny AND be heartwarming and have a good message as well!  I literally can NOT say enough good things about this show, and it greatly saddens me that people are putting it down for the very things that the show excels at...

...Ah well, maybe in time, it'll grow an appreciation...  Or perhaps kids who watch it today with get nostalgic for it and then say no show will ever be as good as this one.  Hopefully, that second one won't happen...  or at the very least, be as bad as how it is today.