This Art Club Has A Problem! – A Garbage Boy Double-Feature! (Episodes 8/9)

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Ah, the This Art Club Has A Problem collab sure is moving along fast, huh? We’re already up to episode 9 of 12! And by “we,” I mean “me,” because I’m behind on the collab! 😉

Episode 7’s post was dedicated trashing Usami, but this week, it’s going to be a Subaru dissing double feature! Since I didn’t post the episode 8 entry last week, I’m packing it into this post and pretending Subaru doesn’t exist. Then, for episode 9, it’ll be a round of what did Subaru do wrong this time?Since I’m combining two episodes, though, I’m only going to do one half of each episode. There’s usually two skits, and I figure covering an overall total of five skits might be a little overwhelming.

Anyways, enough talk. Let’s dive in and let the mockery of the Supreme Garbage Boy commence!

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Should You Watch Boogiepop and Others? Well, it’s complicated…

This Winter anime season gave us plenty of highly anticipated anime to choose from. We got the long-awaited adaptation of Shonen Jump hit The Promised Neverland, new JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, an adaptation of an early Osamu Tezuka work, and – the series I was most excited for – a special 20th anniversary entry into the Boogiepop canon.

Boogiepop and Others is a surreal psychological horror with supernatural elements thrown in. It’s about an entity, Boogiepop, who lives within a teenage girl. Boogiepop appears when the world is troubled, and believe me when I say this world is TROUBLED! There’s a shady organization drugging and brainwashing people, aliens(?) are popping down to Earth, and another highschool girl is running around in a catsuit and scaring the shit out of her peers…there’s a lot going on. It’s kind of hard to explain.

Which is the thing about Boogiepop. It’s kind of hard to explain…and hard to follow…and sometimes even hard to like.

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This Art Club Has A Problem! -Usami kind of sucks, huh? (Episode 7)

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I know, I know. It’s shocking that I’m not covering President this time around. But there’s something I’ve wanted to bring up for a while – Usami sucks. She’s irrational, she’s too angry, and half her problems would be solved if she just spoke about her feelings for once! Sure, it’s hard to admit you like a boy, but come on. You’re not fooling anyone, girl, stop beating up your crush and stealing his soft drinks and just TALK TO HIM!!

That being said, the theme I’m choosing is Usami angry moments. It’ll give me a chance to expose her for the Worst Girl she is by picking apart her angry outbursts. I’m glad that this episode theme list has a lot of potential for Usami bashing – Jon Spencer Reviews picked Usami vs Imari for his theme, and I’m sure he’ll spend an ample amount of time dunking on Usami, too.

I picked the theme and wrote this intro before I even watched the episode, so let’s hope Usami still stucks and gets pissed off a bunch so that I can rip her character to shreds!

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“Doing the Thing” is pretty hard to do (but you’ll get there, bud)

Have you ever watched an interview where someone asks an actor/artist/writer/creator/whatever what their advice for other aspiring whatevers is, and their response is: “Just Do the Thing!”

This is not very good advice. Obviously, there were some extra steps that made that whoever whatever they are. It seems almost insulting to hear their success reduced to such a simple statement. It sounds like, “it’s easy, I did it, so just get off your lazy ass and Do, dummy!”

Yeah, I get the idea behind the advice –  don’t be afraid to fail, the first step is the most important step, everyone has to start somewhere, don’t let fear hold you back, blah blah blah. But starting is very, very hard.

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This Art Club Has A Problem!: King of Mullets, Mullet of Kings (Episode 6)

Here we are once again, my fellow President worshipers. For episode six, I’ll be focusing on President’s Hair. I’m not sure how I became so dedicated to covering the President for Yomu’s collab post series, but here I am. If you want to see some non-President centered posts, check out that link – it’ll show you other folks’ blog posts, and will even give you info on how to join in on the collab fun!

Also, just want to say that I’m really angry that worshipers isn’t spelled with two p‘s, according to the red squiggle that keeps appearing when I try to spell it worshippers. Anyways, on with the episode!


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9 Underrated Female Characters – Anime Edition! [Tag]

If I had more free time (and maybe a bigger brain), I would write multiple giant essays about women in anime. Female characters in anime can be such a mixed bag – compared to other media, anime has more female main characters, but those characters are also more likely to be ridiculously titty-licious. Of course, showing female sexuality onscreen isn’t always a bad thing, but it is problematic if she only exists to be gawked at, lacks any real personality, or gets trapped in a harem plotline where they’re reduced to nothing more than “potential girlfriend #3.”

At the same time, there are also some insanely great female characters who subvert those aforementioned expectations. I could write a whole series of blog posts on that but…well, like I said – no time, small brain.

LUCKILY THOUGH! Moyatori tagged me in this 9 underrated female characters tag many moons ago, thus giving me the perfect chance to attempt to gather my thoughts on anime ladies. She brings up some really excellent characters in her post – I was super excited to see she had Ilena from Claymore listed – so make sure you check it out.


Rules

  • Please PINGBACK to me at Kate @ Melting Pots and Other Calamities. Or just Kate. And PINGBACK TO A SPECIFIC POST OF MINE. I won’t see the post otherwise, and I’d like to see it.
  • Answer the questions.
  • Choose female characters from books, movies, TV, anime, Webtoons, etc.
  • Tag as many people as you want, but at least one person.
  • Have fun!

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This Art Club Has A Problem!: Presidential Praise Lightning Round!! (Episodes 3/4/5)

Well, well, well. I’ve been shirking my blogging duties once again. First, it was for a Good Reason – I was quite sick for a while. But that only forgives me for one week. This week, the thing that was eating my writing time up was a little thing called Kingdom Hearts 3. I got it for my birthday, and it’s been so insanely entertaining that I haven’t been able to break myself away from it.

I’m sure you’ve been wondering – how the heck is this lazy bench going to catch up on Yomu’s collab project???! Well, have no fear! The lightning round is here! I’m covering all three episodes in one post, bay-beeeeeeeeeee!

Pretty impressive, yeah? Okay, so I’m not doing three different themes. I’m cheating and just doing one theme for all three: Shower President With Praise. Which is double cheating, actually, because I’ve already praised President before…but listen. He’s so good. He deserves my undivided attention for four episodes straight. Without further ado, let us hail Our King.

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