Vaal looks at that other famed block of cartoons from yesteryear… Continue reading
Vaal talks about the things he loves to see in stories. Plus, the entire Eek! The Cat series. Because of course.
Vaal returns to the villain well to talk about the bad guys, both real and unreal and what makes them tick. Also, there are videos of villain songs because there need to be those.
Vaal uses another book he’s been reading to illustrate the things you need to do in order to make good worldbuilding worthwhile. That, and you get to watch a Porky Pig cartoon.
Growing up, I was never a fan of ‘chase’ cartoons. You know the ones where one character is coming after the other, who then brings down all manner of comedic punishment upon them? They’re classics, I know, but they weren’t really my thing, mostly because the object of the chase, usually Jerry of Tom and Jerry, or Tweety Pie, were vile, scabrous monsters from the deepest, most bile filled depths of hell.
Really, someone please explain to me why, oh why we’re supposed to root for Jerry, who more often than not has broken into Tom’s (or his owners’) house and is stealing their food? How is Tom the bad guy for doing his duty as a cat and repelling rodent aggressors with not even a thanks and a bowl of cream?
I am so confident that Jerry is universally awful, I’m just linking a short at random to prove my point:
But I digress. Droopy got a pass because of the wolf’s wild takes, Pepe LePew gets the same because he wasn’t trying to hurt anybody, he was just in love and socially stupid (also, he stank). But your typical chase, even some Bugs Bunny classics just never … Continue reading
Vaal ruminates on how comic book writers treat bigotry, and a possible justification for omnicide in the Marvel Universe. Also, you get to watch and awesome old cartoon. Continue reading