People say that there’s no way a character can be openly homosexual in a cartoon because no one/the people in charge wouldn’t approve. Because if so, then what did Braceface do that was different?

Season 2’s first episode, aired in 2002, introduced Dion (real name Mike Jones) as a mentorish…

This does seem like a good example! Unfortunately, I’ve never even heard of the show until now, and I’ve lived in several different countries and never seen it on TV.  So I looked it up on WIkipedia:

Braceface is a Canadian animated series that aired on Teletoon in Canada, and on Disney Channel and ABC Family in the United States. It is produced byAmerican actress Alicia Silverstone, and made by the Canadian company Nelvana.

Waaaaaaaait. NELVANA? The same company that dubbed Sailor Moon and made Haruka and Michiru “cousins,” and couldn’t even touch the final season “Sailor Stars” because they couldn’t handle all the gender bending?

Hmm. That’s unexpected.

30 Days Shipping Challenge


30 Day Shipping Meme

Day 1: What is your current favorite ship?
Day 2: What was your very first ship?
Day 3: A pairing that needs to happen now.
Day 4: The pairing with the most chemistry.
Day 5: The pairing with the least chemistry.
Day 6: The best kiss.
Day 7: The most heartbreaking scene.
Day 8: The pairing with the most baggage.
Day 9: The most believable relationship.
Day 10: Why aren’t these two married?
Day 11: What is your dream pairing?
Day 12: Who had the best wedding?
Day 13: What is your favorite movie pairing?
Day 14: What is your favorite book pairing?
Day 15: What is your favorite real life pairing?
Day 16: What is the absolute worst pairing?
Day 17: A pairing you never thought would work, but did.
Day 18: What is the cutest pairing?
Day 19: A pairing you’ve rooted for since the beginning.
Day 20: The can’t-stand-the-sexual-tension pairing.
Day 21: A pairing you like and no one else understands why.
Day 22: A pairing you hate and no one understands why.
Day 23: A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out great.
Day 24: A crazy love triangle/quadrilateral that worked out badly.
Day 25: A pairing that was/would-be adorable, but could never work out.
Day 26: A pairing that you hated and ended up loving.
Day 27: A pairing that you loved and ended up hating.
Day 28: A pairing that you will never understand.
Day 29: What ship had the bed proposal?
Day 30: Your favorite pairing forever and ever and ever!

I think I’ll do this. <3


Say What Now of the Day: On this morning’s Fox and Friends, talk show host Geraldo Rivera blamed Trayvon Martin’s shooting on his attire, saying his hoodie was as much responsible for his death as George Zimmerman was.

“I am urging the parents of black and Latino particularly to not let their children go out wearing hoodies,” Rivera told his unfazed Fox News colleagues.

He went on to claim that the hoodie bears negative connotations that cannot be “rehabilitated.”

“I bet you money,” said Rivera, upping the audacity ante, “[I]f [Martin] didn’t have that hoodie on that nutty neighborhood watch guy wouldn’t have responded in that violent and aggressive way.” 



This is just like people who victim-blame women who get abused based on what they were wearing.  Your clothes aren’t visual cues saying “Hey, attack me.”  Your clothes aren’t a threatening weapon.  People’s clothing choices aren’t the problem.

Self-appointed “neighboorhood watch” civilian jackasses running around shooting unarmed children, that is the problem.



Ryan North Talks ‘Adventure Time’ Comic: “The Zombies Represent Friendship” [Interview]

By Laura Hudson

To say that we here at ComicsAlliance are fans of Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time is understating things almost as much as saying that we’re fans of Dinosaur Comics creator Ryan North. They’re like chocolate and peanut butter for us, which is why were were all thrilled at the announcement that North would be writing the all-new Adventure Time comic that’s coming out in February from Boom! Studios.

That’s why today, we’ve sat down with North for an interview about his first foray into writing a licensed comic, whether or not he’s going to adapt his signature Dinosaur Comics style to the adventures of Finn and Jake, and how friendship is like a zombie outbreak.

ComicsAlliance: How did they approach you to write for the Adventure Time comic? It seems like the creators of the show follow at least a few webcomics — there was an episode where the Ice King hid inside an animated version of Kate Beaton’s Fat Pony — so were they already fans of your work?

Ryan North: Yep! The editors knew me through Dinosaur Comics and floated the idea of me writing the comic to [Adventure Time creator] Pen Ward, and he said “sounds great!” (actually I don’t know his words so I can only ASSUME he said something equally enthusiastic) and then here we are! Pen is a great guy and a lot of us know him already, so it’s easy and fun to make things work out like this.

CA: How did you know the editors that you were interested in writing the comic? Were you already a fan of the show?

RN: I don’t know how they came up with my name, but I hope it was because they thought it would be TOTALLY SWEET PAIRING?

I was already a fan of Adventure Time from way back when the pilot short was released on YouTube, yeah! That was super convenient, because it made a) knowing the characters I was agreeing to write for easy and b) the whole project super exciting for me. If it were any other show I’d probably say no just because I’d have to watch days of television to catch up and know what’s going on, but come on, Adventure Time? I am ALL OVER that.

Read more of this interview at ComicsAlliance.

Very exciting. <3