Mighty Morphin' Analysis

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I like seeing the group dynamics when the group only know of each other in passing or not at all. 

newtypezaku:

You just activated ALL my trap cards

fyeahlilbit3point0:

Life was much simpler when I was 8 and my career goal was to be a Power Ranger.

thoughtnami:

mmanalysis:

What I found interesting in the article is that they said that ABC Family was now a teenage girls channel. It’s been a while but has it changed into that? The other thing that confused me was how they talked about the Hub’s competition with Nick and Disney but didn’t mention Cartoon Network. Is it because Cartoon Network isn’t considered their primary competition or is just because Nick and Disney are ruling?

I feel like one of the problems they face is that you do have to spend some more money to get The Hub as opposed to Disney Channel and Nickelodeon. I also watched it a view times and it didn’t feel like it had much cohesion or themes. Like how CN has their comedy Thursdays and or Disney Channel and Nick pretty much being just tween sitcoms. Then again it’s been a while so it may have changed. 

Cartoon Network doesn’t get mentioned in articles like these mostly because Disney is the biggest kids’ brand and Nickelodeon is still the biggest cable brand, and those two brands tend to dominate Cartoon Network ratings wise, most kid-vid media doesn’t consider Cartoon Network a factor at all, even though CN clobbers The Hub daily, mostly because Adult Swim has completely taken over their prime-time lineup. 

ABC Family is pretty much a network targeted to teen girls and young woment mostly because of fare like Pretty Little Liars, Switched At Birth, The Fosters, and others. Disney Channel is also mostly aimed towards teen girls.

The Hub does cost extra to most households since it’s a digital tier channel unlike Nick, Disney Channel, and ABC Family in most markets. The Hub also doesn’t know what it wants to be. Still, they did shed much of the action fare in favor of more comedic shows. It failed to create a cohesive vision and will probably continue the same course from here on out. Shame really since they really did have potential to be the Fourth Voice the kid-vid industry desperately needed and blew it because they treated one show better than others and didn’t expand beyond that.

I think part of the thing with CN is that it’s mostly animation and animation still has the lingering reputation of not being taken seriously. Plus, with live actors you can market their whole identity along with the show.

And man, when I watched The Hub a while ago and saw Batman Beyond I was so confused because it was the “My Little Pony” channel in my head. I can’t help but wonder if other people thought the same. Being beholden to Hasbro did not help matters. Imagine if they could show Mattel products like Ever After High or Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse? Create actual time schedules like comedy hour and action hour (though action hour looks to be a thing of the past).

This does highlight how a lot of channels are giving up the ghost on action shows. Yeah you have Disney XD but even then it’s going more for humorous action and not everyone can get it compared to the basic channels and CN, Nick, and Disney Channel. 

missespeon:

mmanalysis:

kasukasukasumisty:

missespeon:

missespeon:

you can tell the first generation of weeaboos are starting to make cartoons. you can just tell.

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Wasn’t there a post pretty much debunking this by showing examples dating back to the 1970s or 80s?

Also, how is the first pic indicative of weeaboo behavior? People have been fascinated with martial arts for the longest.

"Debunking" what I made this as a joke

Also the martial arts wasn’t the weeaboo aspect it’s the fact that it’s a show basically about a cat-eared magical girl

Your joke wasn’t funny and not because of anything offensive but just because it doesn’t make sense when people have shown that anime references go further back then present day. If you want to make a better joke, why not make one about the blurring line between who is inspiring what? Like show some anime with Western influences and Western animation with Japanese influences and conclude how the boundaries no longer exist?

To the second part, how can someone know that the first picture is about a magical girl? You didn’t label the show, it hasn’t even come out yet, and there’s nothing to indicate anything anime about it with the exception of the martial arts part. This is also another reason why your joke falls flat. 

(Source: fox-and-the-moon)

kaijuvsgiantrobotsvsme:

mmanalysis:

artbymoga:

stylefordays:

tyleroakley:

9 words to make you really think.

This. Is. Profound.

This is something everyone should see

 Would your younger self even listen to you? Would what you needed when you were younger match up with what you needed now? Why focus on the past like this? Remembering and learning is one thing but it may be better to be the person your future self needs rather what your younger self needs. 

Touche.'Cause, no lie, my younger self would hhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaate the guy I've become and most of the wisdom I'd want to impart would begin with “Look, this is some shit I can't TELL you 'cause you need to experience it, but…”On the other hand, I feel like it’s also an exhortation to be on the lookout for people who are in a position like one you were in at some point in the past and offer some help or something to that person in a way that would have done you good when you were younger; especially if the people in your past were not great at giving you the emotional tools or support you needed.

See, I’m down with helping others who were in my same position. It’s like an investment into a better future. 

kaijuvsgiantrobotsvsme:

mmanalysis:

artbymoga:

stylefordays:

tyleroakley:

9 words to make you really think.

This. Is. Profound.

This is something everyone should see

 Would your younger self even listen to you? Would what you needed when you were younger match up with what you needed now? Why focus on the past like this? Remembering and learning is one thing but it may be better to be the person your future self needs rather what your younger self needs. 

Touche.

'Cause, no lie, my younger self would hhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaate the guy I've become and most of the wisdom I'd want to impart would begin with “Look, this is some shit I can't TELL you 'cause you need to experience it, but…”

On the other hand, I feel like it’s also an exhortation to be on the lookout for people who are in a position like one you were in at some point in the past and offer some help or something to that person in a way that would have done you good when you were younger; especially if the people in your past were not great at giving you the emotional tools or support you needed.

See, I’m down with helping others who were in my same position. It’s like an investment into a better future. 

(Source: flinch-nerds)

When you meet someone equally as weird as you

livesstillposed:

sodamnrelatable:

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I feel like this is essentially how all of my friendships start.

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Boarding school teens/college kids chosen by random proximity, mythical beast theme

Anonymous

A professor makes groups for a group project and the group somehow winds up in the middle of a summoning and getting the spirits of the mythical beasts in them. Now they have to learn to work together while figuring out what the antagonist group is trying to do.

Kamen Rider Meme, the theme is romance for all and the gimmick is bug creatures (think Kabuto)

kaijuvsgiantrobotsvsme:

Oh, man.  Romance.  One of my massive Achilles’ Heels but here goes.

Our Protagonists are a pair of cynical young people who are burned out on love.  So burned out that when asked if the’d like to have that part of them removed, neither of them ask questions of the shadowy figure making the offer and just says “Sure!”

Both of them wake up in the morning feeling completely unburdened by a desire to love or be loved romantically… but are also realizing that capacity to love or feel loved or feel emotions AT ALL has also been removed!

Oh, and the physical manifestation of the “surgery” is a patch of chitinous plating emblazoned with the head of an insect (cricket for her, cicada for him) on each of their chests which is whispering poison in their ears.

The pair of them try to deal with this in their different ways.  He shuts down and retreats into his apartment, she tries absurdly hard to make any connection at all to her family and coworkers and succeeds only in pushing them away in her desperation.

Then the call goes out from the Hive where the villain of the series is planning to make all of humanity into drone workers—and what need has a drone of a heart or any feeling but a feeling of loyalty and obedience to the ruler of the Hive?  Both of Our Heroes feel themselves being turned into monsters but their desire to hold onto their humanity at least—seeing as they’ve lost their hearts—is too strong and they both become something midway between the monsters which the many other victims of the Hive have become and the humans they fervently wish to remain.  They become Riders.

And that’s when everything turns into a musical.

From that point on, every episode basically focuses on Our Heroes, Cricket and Cicada (for want of a better name), intervening on behalf of similarly heartsick people of all stripes and if not helping them find their forever partner, at least helping them find someone with whom they can connect on a meaningful level… at which point they are also made to fight the monster.  This is also a musical number because in between punches and kicks, Our Heroes will be trying to remind the “monsters” (who are really just people who were caught at a low point in their life and then manipulated) about how there’s more to life than the Hive; about how emotion’s honestly more a thing you learn and then helping them learn how to do it again.

Usually through Rider Kicks that jumpstart the hearts of the monsters in such a way that the monsters, like the Riders, come to understand that while maybe their lives won’t be what they were told they were gonna be, there’s still a lot of really worthwhile stuff going on in the world and that devoting themselves to an idea which will only hurt people isn’t the best plan.

Just, y’know, again: lots of singing and dancing.