Review: Gankutsuou

Originally posted on Crappuccino:

Judul: Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo
Episode: 24
Tahun: 2004 [Japan], 2006 [US]
Studio: GONZO

Death is certain; its hour, uncertain.

Catatan: Saya tahu review ini telat 4 tahun, tapi setidaknya ijinkan saya fangirling okeh?

Seperti banyak novel terkenal lainnya, bukan pertama kalinya Count of Monte Cristo (Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) diadaptasi, utamanya ke format layar lebar atau layar kaca. Kali ini, GONZO mengangkat novel karya Alexandre Dumas ini ke bentuk anime dan saya bilang… keren abis! Di satu sisi, plot asli Count of Monte Cristo sudah menarik. Cerita balas dendam selalu menarik. Versi animenya mengambil paruh terakhir buku, di mana Edmond Dantes kembali sebagai Count of Monte Cristo untuk membalas dendam pada orang-orang yang mengkhianatinya. Bedanya, di sini Count diposisikan sebagai tokoh antagonis. Karakter utama dipegang oleh Albert de Morcerf, anak dari Ferdnand dan Mercedes. Untuk kepentingan balas dendam, Count bersahabat dengan Albert, sebagai pintu masuknya ke kalangan…

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Reviews: Gay/Queer Webcomics

Originally posted on fandommatters:

Gay Webcomic Reviews; Category: Gay/Queer

These comics are thoughtful or meaningful contributions to queer webcomics, whether they tried to be or not.  Last *updated* 2/20/13.

*new!*The Young Protectors

  • status: actively updating
  • rating: 18+

Summary: A young gay man with fire superpowers is confronted by a sexy older villain- are his come-ons genuine or sinister?

Review: As we’ve seen with Artifice and other yaoi911 projects, we can expect good things from this story, along with a high and consistant level of artwork.  Despite the imprint, I’ve always felt that Yaoi911 titles were very little like yaoi and a lot more like gay-colored industry comics, which I think is fantastic because it comes with a lot less baggage.

*new!*Prince of Cats

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  • status: actively updating
  • rating: 16+

Summary: Two teenage boys try to repair their broken relationship after coming out to one another and while preparing for life after highschool.  One…

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Crowning Moments of Awesome: Wonder Woman

Originally posted on The Screamsheet:

Yes, she sparkles.How did I become a Wonder Woman fan? It boils down to the fact that she’s my wife Sarah’s favorite comic book character. Sarah’s not a huge comic nut like I am, but in my attempts to get her more interested in my hobby, I chased down back issues of Wonder Woman. And what I learned is that she is awesome, through and through.

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Captain Nihilist, where can I find real horror/experimental webcomics?

Originally posted on The Webcomic Overlook:

Art by Ralph Steadman

Reader Bey Lee sent me an e-mail with regard to the “Incoherent Ramblings” article I linked to from Savage Critics. He challenged one of the revered tenets of webcomics, as query where he could webcomics of a certain specific style.

That one article you linked to suggested that you could find webcomics of near every premise if you just looked. But finding stuff in the vein I want is hard now that I no longer play videogames.

Where’s the horror comics? I looked around and besides Split Lip it’s pretty much bog standard stuff with stuff from horror thrown in as a way to say “hey this is different” which would be fine if I wanted a Questionable Content imitation where all the chicks hanging around Marten are sexy zombies or cthulhiod superheroes, but none of it’s really spine tingling stuff.

Are there any webcomic artists…

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One Punch Reviews #82: Our Bloodstained Roof

Originally posted on The Webcomic Overlook:

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I remember it vividly as if it were yesterday. The skies were clear this morning, but the temperatures were below zero. I had a scarf wrapped around my mouth and nose because it almost felt like ice crystals were forming. I was walking from my the parking lot to the building I work at. It was about a quarter mile walk since city restrictions prevented a parking garage from being built, so the company compensated by making the parking lot very, very large.

Fortunately the walkway was covered. However, as I walked down the path, I noticed something weird. There were lumps on the ground covered in frost. At first, I thought they were leaves. As I looked a little closer though, I discovered to my horror that they were birds. About a hundred birds, all littering the ground, dead and frosted. They’d taken shelter under the roof in an…

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Mystique: how a shapeshifter fights

Originally posted on Arousing Grammar:

Before we get into Wolverine’s revenge on Mystique (who sent him to Hell a few articles ago), we should have her take a starring role first.  Mystique collected quite a resume in her time, including membership in the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, being the mother of X-Men Nightcrawler and Rogue, and a confirmed birth date sometime in the 1800s.  Past stories have shown her hanging out with Wolverine in the 1920s, fighting in World War II, and participating in all sorts of historical events far after that.

More importantly, her mutant ability lets her shapeshift into whatever person she wants.  Certainly not as combat effective as say, claws and a healing factor, but it’s important to understand that Mystique may be one of the more formidable opponents in the Marvel universe.

She’s even Ms. Marvel’s arch-nemesis.  Her first appearance was actually in 1978 in Ms. Marvel #16, written by Chris…

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40 Reasons Why Cats Are Better Than Kids

Originally posted on Miss Snarky Pants:

The Lewis Bunch (Image via Cristy Lewis)

When I met my husband over eight years ago, we each had two cats – mine were female and his were male. We fell in love and, upon combining our households, became the feline version of the Brady Bunch – except I had slightly better hair than Carol Brady and our backyard wasn’t covered in astro turf. Like the Brady’s, our kitties bunked together, fought frequently over who got to use the clubhouse, and shared a single bathroom.

When we married five years later, we decided against breeding (kids, not cats) after weighing the pros and cons of Kids vs. Kitties. The Kitties won and here’s why:

1) Fur hides bruises better than makeup. (No, I don’t beat my cats. I find whisking makes them fluffier.)

2) Though socially unacceptable in the United States, it’s not illegal to kill and eat your felines…

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