…is that there is no solution.
(EDIT: I wrote this while I was protesting the SOPA and PIPA bills, which is why I wanted to wait until midnight to post it. Meanwhile, as I was doing some clothes washing, truechaoticneutral thought up quite a few solutions. Many of the suggestions in that post should at the very least be considered by the mods and the community itself. Also, I crossposted this every-fricking-where.)

Prepare for the TL;DR with some popcorn or a soda.

So for those not in the know, there has been a lot of contention over the current season, Suite Pretty Cure. There has been a lot of negative thoughts about this season, some deserved and some not. For a lot of us who are enjoying the season, the criticisms have been plentiful and irritating. This doesn't mean that people can't complain. No no. People have been complaining since Fresh. They did it through Heartcatch as well. Disagreeing with fellow fans isn't going to change, nor should it change. 

You know what I want to change? The repetitiveness of the complaints. The way some complaints are phased i.e. "This season sucks because it doesn't meet my every waking whim." Because when it come right down to it, I'm not enjoying myself at the LJ community anymore.

However, I've got questions for both sides of this issue.

For the side that hates(hated) any of the seasons while they were on air:  )

As for the other side that is irritated by the criticism and over-negativity: )

So those are my thoughts. The Pretty Cure fandom outside of Japan was a small one. Because of the hit season, Heartcatch Pretty Cure, and other reasons, there has been an influx of fans. But the negative comments and the backlash to those comments aren't anything new. I remember when Fresh had review after review of bashing. I remember when Heartcatch had rants against it. This kind of thing isn't going to stop because we don't all like the same things. But that doesn't mean you have to be overbearing about the things you don't like. Or do like.

All of us need to learn when to step back and repeat to yourself "It's just a show. I should really just relax."

Lately, there has been a lot of talk about diversity in the comics industry, DC comics in particular. While steps have been taken to make things more even for everyone, sometimes it feels like it's baby steps to get there. More can be done and there's plenty of side-eye for ALL media industries that don't try harder to be more inclusive. For example, the tv animation industry: steps made but they are baby steps.

So, being partially influenced by the Nostalgia Chick's video about The Smurfette Principle , I'm making a list of
2)that have girls
3)who are MAIN characters.
(By this, I mean they have to have something going on in their lives that aren't all about the main character guy and they MUST have top billing. ~ripping off the Bechdell-Wallace test/measure at the speed of light~ For ensemble shows, you've got to be able to say that the show is just as much about "her" as it is about "him")

Now the temporary limitations are that I'm focusing on shows that
4) have appeared on US schedules
5) have been recently featured on the networks of the three major media companies: Time Warner, Disney, and Paramount.

I also wrote down my thoughts of each list. Since those thoughts are subjective(heh), YMMV.


If I've missed some, don't hesitate to let me know so I can add it to the list! Tallies will be up soon, but I think I've made my point: MOAR GIRL P.O.V. CARTOON SHOWS PLEASE.
Hopefully, I can get to women within the animation industry next, but I want to cover the slightly smaller media companies next.

EDITING PARTY P.S.: Rich text sucks, mang.

wafflejones: Just Saki(Pretty Cure Splash Star) in front of a ferris wheel (Default)
( Apr. 2nd, 2011 03:13 am)
Short version: Hello I am a fan of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and it is a 'racially' problematic show.

Background: http://community.livejournal.com/deadbrowalking/488814.html?nc=24

Sorry for the maaaaany grammar issues with this. I'm just rambling.

EDIT: Fixing grammar issues. Excuse: I was half-asleep and depressed when I wrote this. I'd also like to point out that LOTS of shows and cartoons, those I have watched and haven't, most likely have -ism issues. And I'm going to call those out too! WANNA FIGHT ABOUT IT? 8D

Yeah, I'm talking about this. I feel I must. )

Ironically, my life has been hectic enough to warrant a post, but I just haven't...

So anyways HEY GAIZ~~
Events have been going down:
1) Got winter job.
2) No longer work at said job.
3) Back in school to finish last four credits.

I'll try to geek out here more often, if only for the memes.
wafflejones: Same scene from Disney's "The Mouse Detective" (SMILE)
( Apr. 20th, 2010 01:28 pm)

I finally got my own Cricket wirless thingy! Now I can lurk like crazy whenever I want. :D

For those who don't frequent dA, I have temp-job coming up next week! Three days of training first, though, and it's from 9 to 5. But a job's a job. \o/

Also, anyone know of another internet payment source other than Paypal? Or should I stick with dA's service No wait they tend to use people's work for their random con appearances. So anything else or just Paypal.
Leave a comment saying, "READ HARD" and I will give you five things I associate with you. Then post about what they mean to you, along with this, at your journal.

Here are the five things solesakuma associates with me.

And now for the meme skye gave me!

wafflejones: Will from WITCH with her latest costume on (WITCH- New Power Will)
( Mar. 17th, 2010 01:47 pm)
Now there are two main things I have to say I'm sorry for.

1) (the real life one) Sorry for not communicating with you guys more~ The internet is no excuse 'cause I could probably find a net cafe. My computer problems aren't an excuse 'cause I think I just need to re-calibrate my battery. Most of you guys know I have communication issues, but I'm sorry anyways and I'll try to contact you more. <3

2) (the fandom one) You know when you understand something but it still doesn't always get through? I believe that creators shouldn't have to answer to what fans say, because as a creator, I want to put more of myself versus more of somebody else. But then I go and say something else.

CLAMP-wise I'm not taking back everything I said, but I am sorry that I expected some explanation. )

I still think the plot pile-up was a bad idea and that they've been relying too much on page spreads. And I wish Nekoi would shorten up those legs. lol! Meme post next~
wafflejones: Just Saki(Pretty Cure Splash Star) in front of a ferris wheel (Default)


( Feb. 28th, 2010 04:34 pm)
This erratically having the internet all the time is not cool. I've got a backlog on art to post and people have been trying to contact me and job posting and paypal AGRH

So I've been using this Cricket internet thing (which my aunt is kindly letting me borrow) and thinking of getting it for myself once I get a job. The thing is that I need the internet to help get a job. (well other than beating the pavement) Aw well, I guess it's borrowing and internet cafes for me!
wafflejones: Will from WITCH with her latest costume on (WITCH- New Power Will)
( Dec. 29th, 2009 08:07 pm)
I've been trying not to whine about real life stuff but I have to get it out.


So here's THE DEAL-LIO )
wafflejones: Just Saki(Pretty Cure Splash Star) in front of a ferris wheel (Default)
( Nov. 30th, 2009 11:43 pm)
I went here again: http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a89/EbonyRabbit/102_0668.jpg

Got snowed in. Ate some turkey. Shot some guns.

It was very awesome. :)
wafflejones: Will from WITCH with her latest costume on (WITCH- New Power Will)
( Sep. 30th, 2009 07:35 pm)
The sky is blue.

The Earth is round.

And CLAMP has been kidnapped by skrulls/white martians.

News at 11.

Kay, seriously, I just don't understand this ending...at all. Yes, yes I get the gist of it but- Look, TRC started out as a fun romp thru most of the universes CLAMP has made. Now look at it. Compare this ending to CCS ending, not counting the epilogue. THAT'S AN ENDING. A loose one, but an ending. TRC didn't end. It just. STOPPED.

So I guess those crazy fanboys (on that one forum I can't remember) were right. The last good CLAMP series was probably X1999 (something that I didn't read, so for me it'd be Angelic Layer) and even that's iffy. *sigh* Someone please stop me from reading Kobato. God help me, I'm starting to like that one a little and it's slowly turning towards the CLOW REED ARGHGLEFLAGLE.
hmm...one good thing: ICE CREAM

My roomie had went out for ice cream, but forgot to get mine, felt bad about it and gave me $5 to get some. The world sucks, but it's the little things that make it suck a little less. :3

Like kitties!

Yeah I didn't do the 'one good thing a day' meme on Thurs, cause I was still working on stuff. ...And I don't think yesterday should count.


One good thing today? I made french toast and it. Was. GLORIOUS.
These pictures I'm doing~

A Meiko )

a Toph )

Still doing that 'one good thing a day' meme.

Today's good thing(in a way): Completing both of my resumes(one for art and another for general stuffs!)

Runner up to the 'good thing': This weird yet inspiring dream that I had. Have any of y'all had that dream where you've actually completed something in real life but then you wake up only to find that you didn't? Well, I dreamed that I had finished this beautiful picture of a girl resting on a vase she used to fetch water. The colors were so vivid! I MUST DRAW IT

Also this meme I've yoinked from solesakuma

1. Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc. on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. You must write that song name down no matter how silly it makes you look.
4. Title this email/meme with what the answer to the last question is.
5. Good luck and have fun!

well some of these fit... )
wafflejones: A certain character from Yakitake Japan doing a dance move (believe in yourself)
( Sep. 7th, 2009 12:31 pm)
Yoinked from rhap-chan~

1. Post about something that made you happy today even if it's just a small thing.
2. Do this everyday for eight days without fail.
3. Tag eight (or as many as you want) of your friends to do the same.

... )
But that's only 'cause I'm on the rag~

'Sup gaiz! Well, recently I've been updating my new dA site.

_Smooth PIXEL by ~wafflejones on deviantART

Also, I'm thinking about changing my lj layout. Don't know what to though.

Also, a meme~

So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me, something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about, or something you've always been curious about but have never asked, or something completely silly that you'd like me to answer for kicks. No limits on the range of questions, either: ask me anything you want to know about, whether it's a question about a fic of mine or trivia about my real life or my thoughts on events in the offline world.

Ask away. Then post this in your LJ and find out what people don't know about you!
wafflejones: Queen Beryl smirking evily with the words 'Poor Unfortunate Souls" above her (how unfortunate)
( Aug. 4th, 2009 12:57 pm)
Check 1...Check 2...

Ah, just seeing if this crossposting system at dreamwidth works well for me. For those who don't know, I apparently have one of those accounts here

So now, in the following post, I will shout about the little things that get on my nerves. On the internet of course, 'cause if I did one about stuff irl or rl issues right now, I'd get all depressed and cry like a baby!! :D




So, what's been pissing you all off lately? ...Besides me not updating anything this summer? :D (Please don't bring up Racefail '09. The racist morons in that exhaust me.)
01. Anyone who looks at this entry has to post this meme and their current wallpaper at their Livejournal.
02. Explain in five sentences why you're using that wallpaper!
03. Don't change your wallpaper before doing this! The point is to see what you had at the moment, not what you want to show people.


wafflejones: Queen Beryl smirking evily with the words 'Poor Unfortunate Souls" above her (how unfortunate)
( May. 1st, 2009 04:30 pm)
I leave for a month or two and all youse guys are talkin' bout your new-fangled tweetters and your hoity-toity dream widths and your rap music...



wafflejones: Just Saki(Pretty Cure Splash Star) in front of a ferris wheel (Default)


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