Rooting for the bad guy

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Sept. 11, 2021



Normally in stories there is the hero vs the villain or the protagonist vs the antagonist. As the audience, we generally expect to root for the hero or the protagonist and hope for the villain's or antagonist's comeuppance.

But there come those times when we find ourselves rooting ...



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QUACKCAST 533 - Can Mary Sues be likeable?

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, June 1, 2021

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We've done a few Quackcasts about how terrible Mary Sues are… well this is the opposite! Tantz postulated that they can be likable and GOOD for ...



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Mary Jane Had Options

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Jan. 18, 2021


Photo: Mary Jane “MJ” Watson (played by Kirsten Dunst) and Harry Osborn (played by James Franco) in Spiderman 3 (2007).

Traveling down the memory lane archives has taken me back to watching the Tobey Maguire Spiderman trilogy that was released during the early-2000s.

Tobey Maguire’s Spiderman was my masked ...




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“I Dig the New MJ”

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, July 8, 2019



While talking about the latest Spiderman: Far from Home movie, one of my friend’s first reactions to the film have been mostly positive with, “I dig the new MJ” being one of the comments.

When I first learned Zendaya was going to play Michelle aka “MJ”, Peter Parker’s ...



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Working with Political Agendas

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, June 15, 2019



Lately more and more comics and animated features seem to consciously, and more importantly loudly, incorporate political messages in their stories. From feminism to social stratification and discrimination, to racism and xenophobia or even depression and psychological trauma.

This is by no means a new thing, to incorporate themes and ...



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FEATURED COMIC --> Quixote Coyote

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Aug. 8, 2018



Quixote Coyote is a plucky little chap. He's almost unstoppable and certainly very likeable! He lives up to his namesake, the famous Don Quixote. He's ready to stand up for the weak and follow causes for his own chaotic reasons, getting into adventures and scrapes for the fun ...

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Monday feature -> Good Sir Cat

skoolmunkee at 12:01AM, Dec. 26, 2011



The story begins with a rather gulllible knight, who is a lion, confronting an only slightly less credulous knight, who is a wolf, and advised by a somewhat devious but still fairly dumb monk, who is a mouse. Now they're all highly devout, and somehow they trick themselves into ...

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Monday feature -> Frame by Frame

skoolmunkee at 12:21AM, Nov. 15, 2010



Frame by Frame is kind of like Friends for a younger, geekier art-school audience. A group of friends/ classmates/ roommates make up an ensemble cast and the comic is mainly about their lives an doings. There's no action or horror, and the drama and comedy are both understated. I ...

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MONDAY FEATURE - Supernaturals Presents

skoolmunkee at 11:23PM, Sept. 20, 2009



If you like stories where the supernatural encroaches upon what we know as the normal world, and science fiction sneaks in and jumps out of corners, then Supernaturals Presents is for you. Bestial men, ruthless business, unlikeable villains (one with a monocole!), buxom villainesses, and a whole lot of nefarious ...

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