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May. 13th, 2011 03:13 pm
rosejailmaiden: (giovanni facepalm)
ANN reviewed Arceus and the Jewel of Life

next time, ANN, try to your anti-Pokemon bias a little less obvious, kay?


May. 5th, 2011 03:13 pm
rosejailmaiden: (giovanni coffee mug)
So sometimes when I'm too cheap to buy Jewels on Poupeegirl, I fill out the Offerpal surveys IC.

Back when the Rock Girl event was going on, I earned Jewels to buy one of those awesome dresses by filling out a shitload of surveys as Giovanni.

The fruits of those surveys finally came in the mail today.

The results?

- A coupon for Adam and Eve, a porn/sex toys catalog.
-A National Rifle Association membership offer with the promise of a free duffel bag
- And an offer from The Weekly Standard, a far-right conservative news magazine.

Yeah, that all sounds about right.

I think I will keep doing this now, the fourth wall breaking that results is incredibly lulzy. I have no idea where I'm going to keep Giovanni's mail but hell if I throw it away.

So I found

May. 1st, 2011 03:18 pm
rosejailmaiden: (giovanni coffee mug)
that I can't make it past the first three seconds of "It Will All Be Mine", thanks to Tumblr.

On the one hand I'm questioning my credentials as a Giovanni fan.

On the other, this is probably for the best, because I'm quite positive his singing voice doesn't sound that terrible in any language.  

but gdi Live was still delicious crack I will always consider canon.
rosejailmaiden: (giovanni coffee mug)
Will be aired at a later date != will never air.

There's a huge difference between the two concepts.

One means "it's too soon after a major natural disaster to show two criminal organizations causing massive destruction to a big city, so we'll air this episode later, okay guys?" The other means "this episode isn't airing at all."

Now you know, and knowing is half the battle!
rosejailmaiden: (giovanni coffee mug)
That... that was kinda... heartwrenching.  And yet I'm totally going to catch up on this week's episode now.

It's like for the last two seasons the writers are constantly finding ways to warm my heart, then rip it out of my chest and crush it to tiny pieces.

Every episode.

I love you guys and the fact NBC somehow keeps asking you to come back and write another season right as they're about to cancel  but seriously guys? Why you do this?
rosejailmaiden: (giovanni facepalm)
One thing that really gets me, that I've noticed about Monster High as I slowly get into the developing fandom, is that both the comment threads on the two scifi blogs that posted about them- Topless Robot and Bloody Disgusting- are full of MALE fans complaining about the line being horrible and "oversexualized" and fearing for the little girls that will inevitably fall in love with them.

To these guys: drop the "oh noes the little girls!" act and just admit, you don't want the opposite sex playing in your sandbox.

The line being unoriginal and Hot Topic makeover Bratz? The only "goth" dolls in the whole line are Draculaura and Frankie. The others are styled like the average high school girl. And the Bratz comment is utter BS and twaddle. The only thing they have in common with Bratz are the similar faces (which makes sense, given they're an anime-esque line) but even then you have MUCH smaller eyes and unique head sculpts and face-up on the dolls, unlike Bratz which seemed to be the same doll with different skin tones.

If anything the dolls have more in common with Japanese fashion dolls (unique face-up, joints, bodily proportions) than Bratz or even recent  Western fashion doll lines like Liv or Moxie Girlz.

As for originality? Right, name one more doll line with the premise of "the children of horror movie characters in high school". One that's an ORIGINAL PROPERTY no less. Any comparisons to Living Dead Dolls are invalid since those were more action figures than fashion dolls in that they were one-off characters and didn't have alternate outfits to dress in.

Oversexualized? I won't deny that the dolls ARE sexualized to some degree- they're fashion dolls first and foremost, after all. But certainly not to the degree that Bratz ever was, and not really to the Barbie degree either, given their relatively flat chests. They have long legs and wear short skirts, yes, but in all honesty they look to have more in common with a lot of shoujo art- their proportions in particular- than anything else. And the Monster High characters are actually fleshed out and have personalities, backstories, and ambitions, to the point they have a diary right in the box to tell you the story behind the character and set up their place in the universe. Bratz had maybe 2 or 3 "main characters" and then just a bunch of throwaway ones for that line. The YouTube shorts have cute little morals, too, like caring for animals, standing up for what's right, and helping friends. Hell, Draculaura (daughter of Dracula) is best friends with Clawdeen (daughter of the Wolfman), despite the animosity between their races, and in her diary she says she maintains the friendship even in the face of disapproval from her father. Overall it's a FAR more positive line than Bratz and shouldn't ever be mentioned in the same breath as them.

It seems like most of this criticism is coming from males who hate the idea of a line that appeals to TEH WIMMINZ and might get a few girls into the sci-fi/horror treehouse they're running. And their manhood is apparently threatened by this. Grow the fuck up. That goes out to you, moron trolling the Facebook group discussion (who prompted all this). It's a big treehouse, and there's room in it for all of us.


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