Sunday, 15 March 2015

Shits getting too depressing here, let's talk about cartoons!

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So who else here is a grown-ass adult who still indulges in cartoons meant for 10-13 year olds?

Marked NSFW for Adult Swim and crazy anime stuff, too.

[NSFW] [tv & movies] [+10 Good]
[by ENZ@1:38amGMT]


ooo[......7 said @ 8:23am GMT on 15th Mar [Score:2 Underrated]
I miss Space Ghost Coast to Coast
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 2:05am GMT on 15th Mar [Score:1 Insightful]
I'm an on-again-off-again Archer watcher. I like the witty snarking, but I kind of think their continuity is getting in the way of the funny lately. Or maybe I don't. On-again-off-again, you know?
ENZ said @ 2:14am GMT on 15th Mar
At least they learned from their mistakes with Archer Vice and went back to brass tacks.
satanspenis666 said @ 4:13am GMT on 15th Mar
Archer's OK. I was more of a Frisky Dingo fan.
gma said @ 4:41am GMT on 15th Mar
If you're still watching, Archer has been doing a lot more Frisky Dingo references lately. Simone showed up, Mr. Ford has been on a couple times, and the last episode Cheryl/Carol quoted Wendell by name ("That's going in the slide show").
lilmookieesquire said @ 9:20am GMT on 15th Mar
I thought vice sucked and the first chunk of baby baby baby baby baby episodes almost made me stop watching- but I thought the last two episodes were fairly decent.
sanepride said @ 4:16am GMT on 15th Mar [Score:1 Classy Pr0n]
ENZ said @ 4:31am GMT on 15th Mar
Given how much Betty Boop is merchandised these days, seeing an actual Betty Boop cartoon is weird as hell. She looks really out of place compared to everything else going on.
sanepride said @ 4:47am GMT on 15th Mar
The original Max Fleischer cartoons from the 1930's are the trippiest things ever.
JWWargo said @ 4:50am GMT on 15th Mar
That Cab Calloway song alone is a music video orgasm.
sanepride said @ 5:12am GMT on 15th Mar
I love how it just kind of randomly pops up out of nowhere.
steele said @ 2:00am GMT on 15th Mar
Damn, just realized I'm behind on my Adventure Time. The last Lemongrab ep was pretty sweet though. Also, I hear movie?
blacksun said @ 6:52pm GMT on 15th Mar [Score:1 Underrated]
Oh man you're in for some good ones.
zenviper said @ 2:17am GMT on 15th Mar
I love cartoons.

Some call-outs:

Rick and Morty
Venture Bros. (streaming right now )
Avatar/Legend of Korra

ENZ said @ 4:28am GMT on 15th Mar
So hyped for the new season of Venture Bros. A lot of Adult Swim shows start of as seemingly one-note jokes but establish a rich lore and cast of characters. Moral Orel got really dark at the end, and Metalocalypse became a fantasy epic. It's just too bad the Doomstar Requiem will likely be the last animated thing from them, Brendon Small recently said that AS currently has no plans for another season or special, but he plans on concluding it "in some way". Even if that means a straight to DVD set of music videos, I'm down.
ooo[......7 said @ 8:24am GMT on 15th Mar [Score:1 Insightful]
Home Movies was the best thing Brendan Small has ever done.

it was just so damn good.
bltrocker said @ 11:52pm GMT on 16th Mar
New Rick and Morty this summer. I can't wait.
Bruceski said @ 2:19am GMT on 15th Mar
They may be pitched to a lower age than 10-13, but I quite enjoy Sally Bollywood and Wild Kratts as my afternoon backround noise while doing other stuff.
JWWargo said @ 2:24am GMT on 15th Mar
The Backwater Gospel is great, thanks for sharing.

I don't watch much made-for-kid toons, save for Bravest Warriors, but I love made-for-adult ones. I'm catching up on Archer right now. I don't watch the McFarland cartoons (family guy, et al.) anymore, but I still enjoy South Park. On the anime side, my all time favs are Akira, FLCL, and Elfen Lied. I've started Full Metal Alchemist a couple times but never made it far, I'd still like to get through it someday.

Curious about Over the Garden Wall, a miniseries that aired on Cartoon Network back in November, heard good things.
Over The Garden Wall | Cartoon Network

JWWargo said[1] @ 2:43am GMT on 15th Mar
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 2:38am GMT on 15th Mar
Here's some cartoons aimed at actual kids. I have a genetic spawn of about 4-6 years of age and I want stuff he can watch that doesn't melt my brain if I'm in the same room. My top three candidates for that sort of entertainment are:

1. Peep and the Big Wide World: Mostly, the best part of this show is the main character's neurotic friend, Quack (a duck, though he's pretty much a walking grape with a sailor cap):
Peep and the Big Wide World: Night Light

2. Pocoyo: It's a CGI cartoon that's not only pretty well-animated (another duck character, Pato, is animated by someone who went to the Loony Tunes school of creative uses for beaks), it was endorsed by my educator-wife who normally hates the cartoons our kid requests. As a bonus, the first three or so seasons are narrated by Stephen Fry. It's an international cartoon as well, so you can hunt down episodes in other languages if you're trying to raise a multi-lingual child:
Pocoyo - Full episodes of Pocoyo in English for kids (more than 1 hour) PACK 1

3. Masha and the Bear: Yet more CGI, but again, it's well done CGI. There are episodes in English, but I kind of found the ones in the original Russian to be funnier somehow. There are some episodes that feature Russian folk tales, which is kind of a refreshing change from nothing but the same old westernized Brothers Grimm:
Маша и Медведь - Маша плюс каша (Серия 17) | Masha and The Bear (Episode 17)
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 2:40am GMT on 15th Mar
ENZ said @ 4:14am GMT on 15th Mar [Score:1 Informative]
There's actually a mod to put him in the game.
Isosceles_Lock said @ 3:17am GMT on 15th Mar
Adventure Time and Steven Universe are ones that I always keep up on, Both of which have "adult" themes, so I'm not sure if they count as much.

Been meaning to try the new TMNT cartoon.

And DBZ Abridged is one of the funniest things ever if you watched that show as a kid.
mechanical contrivance said @ 4:00am GMT on 15th Mar
I second DBZ Abridged.
ENZ said[1] @ 4:04am GMT on 15th Mar
I enjoy the hell out of DBZ Abridged and the only DBZ thing I actually saw as a kid was that Tree of Might movie.
Isosceles_Lock said @ 4:23am GMT on 15th Mar
I watched it in Spanish and I only speak English, so yeah, I guess it doesn't need much context.
Pandafaust said @ 4:33pm GMT on 15th Mar
Funniest except for Hellsing Ultimate Abridged!
Isosceles_Lock said @ 7:22am GMT on 16th Mar
I actually watched hellsing, so that seems up my alley.

Berserk abridged was pretty good if I remember, but it was done by one guy with a bad mic. DBZ abridged has better production value than the show itself sometimes.
gma said @ 4:04am GMT on 15th Mar
I mostly just watch adult-ish cartoons and superhero stuff, since Mystery Inc and Legend of Korra have ended.

But Gravity Falls is amazing. I completely love that show, and look forward to every episode. Which can be a challenge, because they are sllloooowww to come out.
ENZ said @ 4:07am GMT on 15th Mar
Fucking seriously on Gravity Falls. The hell is with these cartoon channels and extended hiatuses? Young Justice was another show that aired like one episode every few months.
TheThirstyMonk said @ 4:29am GMT on 15th Mar
Seconded on Gravity Falls. I hate the delay between episodes though. Seriously, over 2 months hiatus, then one episode, then the next one 3 weeks later? What kind of schedule is that? Geez.
AssBastard said[1] @ 5:37am GMT on 15th Mar
Bought the Cowboy Bebop blu-rays back in December, because I must have all media of that show, and, while they're the inferior Remix versions, the inferiority isn't that bad (a few scenic shots are cut short or out, music has different cues in certain spots, etc) and it's really nice to have Bebop on Blu-ray. It was made in 1998 but it was made in such a way that it wasn't shot in 480i, it was actually able to be converted to hi-def.

Still my favorite animated show (well, anime) of all time. Don't forget, if you're watching it, the movie goes between eps 22 and 23.

Also, it's available on google play television, and iTunes, and the black is better on those than the blu-rays but just a bit.
ooo[......7 said @ 8:23am GMT on 15th Mar [Score:1 Good]
have you tried GITS: Stand alone complex?

its damn good scifi writing mixed up with cop drama with Yokko Kanno making original music.

its MY favourite anime, after Cowboy Bebop.

Also GITS has the greatest ending and i was truly moved by it.
AssBastard said @ 9:21am GMT on 15th Mar
Yep, got regular and 2nd Gig on dvd on the shelf right next to me! LOVE that series too.
ENZ said[1] @ 5:53am GMT on 15th Mar
I was really into Black Lagoon. Seemed like a spiritual successor to Cowboy Beebop, in a way. In that it's about a company of mercenaries barely scraping by that get caught up in some serious criminal shit.

Of course, it'd advisable to avoid the English dub. Not because the voice acting is particularly bad like a lot of dubs, but the language barrier between the characters was supposed to be a significant plot point, having all the characters speak English except for the few times they inexplicably don't ruins it.

I never got that into anime, too much of it just seems to get ridiculous near the end. Where they treat "character development" as "they become nearly godlike in power". Another series I really liked because it was a more grounded character piece was Planetes, which I'll bet my left fucking testicle someone who wrote Gravity had to have been a fan of.
AssBastard said @ 7:10am GMT on 15th Mar
Holy shit, the anime Gravity? That takes me WAY back to a dark period in my life. Shit, I had almost forgotten about that "friend" that I had that was obsessed with Gravity. She kinda emotionally abused the fuck out of me until I realized it and then cut her out of my life altogether on the week after 9/11.

Feel great that she's gone and has never come back, though.
ENZ said[1] @ 7:22am GMT on 15th Mar
Um, what? Planetes wasn't adapted into an anime until 2003. I compared it to Gravity, that live action flick from the other year, because they're about astronauts and space trash that wrecks everything.

Planetes Phase 01 English Dub
AssBastard said @ 7:29am GMT on 15th Mar
Whoops, the anime I was thinking of was "Gravitation" -- my bad.
ENZ said @ 7:34am GMT on 15th Mar [Score:1 Funsightful]
Well there's your problem, yaoi fangirls be crazy!

Sorry to have invoked bitter memories, by the way.
AssBastard said @ 7:43am GMT on 15th Mar
I swear, she had to have been a sociopath. And dun worry 'bout it. It was eventually going to come back, I'm happy that it at least came back to me along with the memory that I cut her out of my life completely, too.

Fun fact: I visited her in DC 2 weeks before 9/11. First time flying, and I got to experience the relaxed, non-TSA-riddled airport experience.
ubie said @ 10:55am GMT on 15th Mar
Wile E Coyote and the Road Runner. There are a series of 30min YouTube videos out there. Watch them with my 7 year old.
steele said @ 3:05pm GMT on 18th Mar

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