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greg-pak:

Word.

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malvolio421:

Truth, Justice, and the American Way.

It’s funny, but I remember a lot of comics having positive social messages that meant a lot to me as a kid. 

Good on you, Superman.

1956 is appalled of us. That’s sad.

This is why Superman

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impssblgrl:

Those snakey bastards

impssblgrl:

Those snakey bastards

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Sass

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im hollerin

Miyazaki: The Problem With The Anime Industry Is It’s Full of People Who Actually Buy the Content They Consume

 #I’M REALLY TORN ABOUT THIS #I LOVE MIYAZAKI AND THE THINGS HE MAKES #BUT NOW I FEEL COMPLETELY INSULTED BY A PERSON I LOOK UP TO #ALSO HE IMPLIES MASTURBATION IS AS BAD AS WAR????? #WTF MIYAZAKI WHO ARE YOU #I HATE SEEING THE PERSON BEHIND THE CREATIONS SOMETIMES #THIS IS HORRIBLE AND I WISH I DIDN’T SEE IT #IT’S JUST LIKE HORRIBLESUBS AND THE SHITTY THINGS THEY SAY ABOUT THE FANS WHO WATCH THE SHOWS THEY FANSUB #JFC FUCK THE WORLD 

Methinks Miyazaki has spent a little too much time going bar hopping with Hideki Anno

He’s the new Alan Moore. Was only a matter of time.

IN WHICH I WRITE A VERY LONG POST ABOUT WHY MIYAZAKI IS NOT WRONG AND I APPARENTLY CAN’T INSERT A READ MORE BREAK SO SUCK IT IN THAT REGARD TOO, I GUESS

tl;dr:

  • If you unironically call yourself an otaku, you’re lumping yourself in with some of the least-respected members of society in Japan, and you shouldn’t be surprised/outraged when a well-respected member of Japanese society looks down on you.
  • The things otaku like are off-putting, and because the anime industry makes most of their money from otaku, the anime industry in general is off-putting.
  • The anime industry should probably be restructured so that otaku have less power to decide what gets animated, otherwise the anime industry will collapse because NOBODY LIKES IT.
  • Gimme your lunch money, nerds.

Uh, he never implied masturbation is as bad as war. He’s being a cranky old man, as cranky old men are wont to do. The author of the article just listed those things as additional things Miyazaki doesn’t like.

And something you people really, really, REALLY need to understand is that "otaku" is not a term of endearment in Japan the way “nerd” has become so in the West. If I were to speculate, I’d say it has a lot to do with cultural values - here, we place a lot of value and pride in our individual identities, but that just is not the case in Japan. They, and the East Asian countries in general, place a lot of value in working to improve the collective. Being an otaku implies a lot of the things you’d think being the classical “nerd” implies - living in your mother’s basement, spending all your time watching anime/slacking off, and being a general drain on society. While that’s not “accepted” in the West per se, it is not directly contradictory to every cultural value we have. We’re just expressing our identities when we do those kinds of things. In Japan, they are the antithesis of a praiseworthy member of society.When the anime industry is, in Miyazaki’s mind, full of these kinds of people, who seal themselves off in insular groups and jack off to 2D waifus all day in between drawing said 2D waifus, that is a real problem.

Frankly, when I look at the entire catalogue of anime titles released over the past 5 years, I see what he means. Who the fuck is going to buy OreImo except lolicon siscon hentai otaku? Who the fuck is going to buy K-On! except ronery NEETs? I LOVE the Monogatari Series - but who the fuck is going to buy that shit except social rejects? 

Real-life people do not act like the people in those shows.Real people do not say to their friends/rivals in love “hey, let’s take a shower together while I fondle your tits.” Real sisters do not fall in love with their oniichan desu~s after many sessions of counseling. I love the tsundere archetype, but a real-life tsundere is someone that nobody wants to be around because they treat other people like shit.

I probably should devote an entire paragraph to lolis. (Most) people do not sexualize little girls, and in fact find the sexualization of of little girls to be repulsive. Why, then, are there so many lolis in anime? Because lolis represent a lot of things that a lot of men find desirable in women - innocence, petite bodies, cuteness in general. But for whatever reason, it has become not only okay, but the norm for anime to have prepubescent girls in compromising sexual positions. If you like flat chests - fine. If you like inexperienced girls - fine. If you like cute things - fine. Mashing all of those things together on a 12-year-old and slapping a bikini on her to appeal to otaku with those preferences? Most people will say that is fucked up. 

Fanservice is off-putting to a lot of people. Incest is off-putting to a lot of people. Lolis are off-putting to a lot of people. Unbelievable characters and character interactions are off-putting to a lot of people. But those things are things that self-proclaimed otaku audiences embrace, so that’s what the Miyazaki-proclaimed otaku in the industry draw. Because animation studios make so little money off of anything but DVD and merchandise sales, and otaku are the only people who buy that stuff, the anime industry of late has become inbred and stale at best, and offensive and pedophilic at worst.

Miyazaki is well-loved, both in the West and in the East. But he is not well-loved because his works are made for otaku. I’ve never seen anything he’s made, but the sense I get is that he’s loved in the mainstream because he tells stories that resonate with a hell of a lot of people. The problem he sees in the anime industry is that their works tend only to resonate with otaku, and otaku are not acceptable members of society in Japan. From what I’ve seen of what’s been released and been popular the past few years, I cannot blame him for thinking the way he does.

Oh Miyazaki, you’re so pretentious.

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queennubian:

the “plate is coming” dance

queennubian:

the “plate is coming” dance

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And how well King Richard’s crown sits on your noble brow!

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ani-mia:

As a military brat that grew up around bases my whole life, this just made me laugh out loud.

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impssblgrl:

Those snakey bastards

impssblgrl:

Those snakey bastards

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aaegon:

Victory’s contagious.

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50 Questions, 50 Ways To Get To Know Me

  • 1: What would you name your future daughter?
  • 2: Do you miss anyone?
  • 3: What if I told you that you were pretty?
  • 4: Ever been told “it’s not you, it’s me”?
  • 5: What are you looking forward to in the next week?
  • 6: Did you go out or stay in last night?
  • 7: How late did you stay up last night?
  • 8: Honestly, has anyone seen you in your underwear in the past 3 months?
  • 9: What were you doing at 12:30 this afternoon?
  • 10: Have you ever told somebody you loved them and not actually meant it?
  • 11: Could you go for the rest of your life without drinking alcohol?
  • 12: Have you pretended to like someone?
  • 13: Could you go the rest of your life without smoking a cigarette?
  • 14: Is there one person in your life that can always make you smile?
  • 15: Is it hard for you to get over someone?
  • 16: Think back five months ago, were you single?
  • 17: Have you ever cried from being so mad?
  • 18: Hold hands with anyone this week?
  • 19: Did your last kiss take place in/on a bed?
  • 20: Who did you last see in person?
  • 21: What is the last thing you said out lot?
  • 22: Have you kissed three or more people in one night?
  • 23: Have you ever been to Paris?
  • 24: Are you good at hiding your feelings?
  • 25: Do you use chap stick?
  • 26: Who did you last share a bed with?
  • 27: Are you listening to music right now?
  • 28: What is something you currently want right now?
  • 29: Were your last three kisses from the same person?
  • 30: How is your heart lately?
  • 31: Do you wear the hood on your hoodie?
  • 32: When was the last time a member of the opposite sex hugged you?
  • 33: What do people call you?
  • 34: Have you ever wanted to tell someone something but didn’t?
  • 35: Are there any stressful situations in your life?
  • 36: What are you listening to right now?
  • 37: What is wrong with you right now?
  • 38: Love really is a beautiful thing huh?
  • 39: Do you make wishes at 11:11?
  • 40: What is on your wrists right now?
  • 41: Are you single/taken/heartbroken/confused/waiting for the unexpected?
  • 42: Where did you get the shirt/sweatshirt you’re wearing?
  • 43: Have you ever regretted kissing someone?
  • 44: Have you hugged someone within the last week?
  • 45: Have you kissed anyone in the last five days?
  • 46: What were you doing at midnight last night?
  • 47: Do you miss the way things were six months ago?
  • 48: Would you rather sleep with someone else or alone?
  • 49: Have you ever been to New York?
  • 50: Think of the last person who said I love you, do you think they meant it?
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