Today’s awesome comic came from DarkfireTaimatsu, who didn’t give me a webpage or anything to plug… but he posts regularly in the comments, so I guess you can give him props there. PROPS, YO!
And don’t worry, you’ll see more of June and Shelly when I come back from hiatus… speaking of which, the last day of my hiatus is Thursday, so if you want to send me a guest strip, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now, it’s time for a FOOD REVIEW! Today’s review is the Sonic the Hedgehog popsicle from Blue Bunny. Yes, something not fast food related and reasonably less deadly to my soul. My wife got me this when the ice-cream man came by. It was a pleasant surprise since I didn’t even know they made Sonic popsicles, and since Sonic is kind of topical for Femmegasm, I figured it would make a fun review. So let’s open this thing up and see what it looks like.
Hrmmm… well it’s blue… and white… and attempts to be spikey…. it’s vaguely Sonic is editable ice-cream form. Good enough for me. Despite my mocking I will at least give them props for remembering that Sonic’s eyes are, in fact, green and thus gave him matching green gumball eyes. Good job, Blue Bunny. So it’s appearance is a reasonable ice-cream representation of Sonic, even if he looks like he just walked in on Vector and Espio doing the wild thing.
So how does the popsicle taste, you ask? Quite good. Sonic’s muzzle is flavored cherry while the rest of him is flavored as blue raspberry. Seems sensible… even though I don’t recall raspberries ever being blue… unless they’ve gone REALLY BAD. Also since it’s a Blue Bunny popsicle it tastes less like flavored ice and more like ice-cream which is a definite plus. It’s creamy, tastes good, and is solid enough that it didn’t melt all over the place when I ate it. In fact I don’t think a drop of it fell anywhere in my living room once… unless Daisy slurped it up before I was able to see it.
The only thing I didn’t like about it were the gumballs. I never liked having gumballs in my popsicles because it always makes me paronoid that I’m going to accidentally swallow it. Not to mention being in a frozen treat like this also causes them to be rock hard and thus annoying to chew to begin with. That aside I think the popsicle was quite tasty and I’d like to get another one the next time the ice-cream man comes by. Too bad they only make ones of Sonic, I would’ve loved to have ones based on the rest of the Sonic cast. Granted the furries don’t need to fulfill they’re want to eat Tails.
As a little bonus, here’s a picture of the popsicle my wife got for herself, it’s supposed to be Bubbles from the Powerpuff Girls, but to be honest it looks more like some frightning child zombie, especially with those scary soulless eyes. She was flavored as Cherry, which I felt didn’t make any sense. You’d figure Bubbles would be blueberry or blue raspberry seeing as she’s, y’know blue and all. But no, she’s cherry. I’d figure that would be a flavor for Blossom, but hey, what do I know.
Oh, and the fun doesn’t stop at the fun factory, Max. Check me out as I color a random picture I drew of Jazzy. YAY!
Welcome everyone to the 200th installment of Femmegasm (or at least the 200th strip drawn by me), I had a speech prepared, but Blue Grimlock ate it. I bought myself this gold watch in honor of this moment. I had a little thing engraved on it. To Robbie, from Robbie with love. *sniff* How thoughtful of me (if you got that reference I will give you some mad props).
*throws watch out the window*
So let’s talk about this comic, Cookie Jar TV is a block of animated childrens programming on CBS and it’s all generally pretty awful (I guess Sabrina The Animated Series is okay… but not for the reason Pembroke likes it). Noonberry And The Super Seven is getting the brunt of my negatively, because it’s a pretty damn stupid show. Sure the cartoons on this block are meant for kids… little kids… reeeeeeeeeeeally little kids. So I’m obviously not the target audience. Regardless I don’t think that excuses it for being boring and stupid as I can actually enjoy young kids shows like The Mr. Men Show and Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, because they are actually *gasp* entertainingly written despite their target audience. On the bright side, at least the programming is better than most the stuff on Qubo… not that that’s a major accomplishment.
Also Cookie Jar TV has an oddly catchy theme song…
Today’s comic is another awesome winner from my pal, Remi Perron of Fortissima’s Treasure Hunters fame. The level of awsomeness Remi achieved with today’s comic boggles my mind.
As for me, peeps. I’m currently typing to you from San Fransisco. Just got in here today, and I got to say I’m loving it so far. A cold 50 degrees is a pleasant change of pace from Texas’s 104 degrees. I haven’t been too many places yet, but my hotel has a 24 hour Indian restaurant right next to it. This is almost as awesome as the time I went to SDCC and my hotel had an awesome sushi restaurant next to it.
Anyway, don’t be surprised if you see pictures of a certain blue transformer showing of some of the sites of San Fran in the near future. I’ll report more on Thursday.
It’s true, people. Hasbro really is doing a Transformers Hall of Fame, and after automatically selecting Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee, and Starscream into it (hey they got my second and third favorite Transformers in there), they’ve decided to let the fans vote on who the fifth and final entry is for this year. What are the nominees to select from, you ask? Soundwave (who will probably win despite being an insanely boring and overrated character), Grimlock (my all time favorite Transformers), Jazz (RIP Scatman Crothers), Shockwave (my fifth favorite Transformer), and Dinobot (the wild card of the group, who can fully support Beast Wars on his own, since he was both a Maximal and a Predacon in the series). Who did I vote for? Need you ask?
Anyways in case you guys wish to help Grimmy out, you can vote for him here. Don’t let Soundwave win guys, let Grimmy win. Him Grimlock king!
Oh, and as for Sky Lynx, he’s my fourth to favorite Transformer, but not many people share my love for him. Not even Chris who stated, “what the hell was Sky Lynx!? That thing creeped me out as a kid, mainly because he looked like a horror movie monster turned robot and everytime I’d see him I wanted to hurl something at the screen. I’m sorry, I was NEVER a Sky Lynx fan…I don’t care if that guy that did Killer Croc on Batman was his voice (Thanks Ryan!) actor, I just couldn’t look at him. He was a crime against Cybertron anatomy, existence and anything else that I can’t think of right now, and his toy made absolutely no sense to me. You know what else…he also reminded me of Starlight from Rainbow Brite, the Most Magnificent Horse in the Uuuuuuniverse! Cocky bastard!” Funny, I think he mentioned a lot of the stuff I liked about him in there…
In short Sky Lynx is pretty underrated, not as much because people don’t like him (though a lot of them don’t), but also because many people don’t remember him since he ONLY appeared in the third season of the series. Sadly season 3 is looked down upon by a lot of fans since it’s pretty different from the previous years… and a lot of their favorite characters were dead (mine however came back as zombies and ghost, yay?). I personally liked season 3 a lot since it had to do with a lot broader scope than just stopping Megs from getting such and such energy source, instead involving space travel and getting a better look of the inner workings of Cybertron… but none of this has to do with Sky Lynx does it?
The reason I like Sky Lynx is because he is by far one of the most original looking designs in the series. He doesn’t look like a robot, he looks like a weird dragon, dinosaur, shark moster, that turns into a space shuttle with a blue cargo carrier on it (?!). To make things weirder though, his robot mode… if you wish to call it that… can split into two parts. The shuttle becoming a weird pterodactyl thingy and the cargo bay becoming a kitty cat… thus sky = bird and lynx = kitty. What does that mean when they’re joined as one? To quote Vector Squidma “Is Sky Lynx…is he…FUCKING THE CAT?!?” But this isn’t what makes him so awesome, what makes him rock out is the fact he looks like this horrible monstrosity and yet he has an ego the size of our solar system. Yes, this weird dragony robot thing has a ego that puts Captain N’s Simon Belmont to shame. He always belts lines “It’s time for I, the magnificent Sky-Lynx to save the day, again!” or Now remember, before you do anything, think, ‘Is this what Sky Lynx would do in my position?’, and you will not go far wrong.” He’s also delightfully British. So having a bizarre ugly beasty think he’s that kind of hot shit equals fucking awesome in my book.
But wait, why’d I talk about Sky Lynx, it’s Grimlock you guys need to focus on. Go vote for him! DO IT NOW!!!
So, anyone want to see me review some Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen toys?
PS. Femmegasm is a year old this month! HOLY CRAP!
We’re back to reading fanmail, except this time it’s all real fan mail! If you want to send June and Shelly a letter, you can do it here. You could inspire the next Femmegasm strip, but no promises that they’ll respond to everyone.
With a single click of the picture shown and a simple donation to the Femmegasm Paypal account, you can get this awesome new Femmegasm wallpaper. This brand new donation wallpaper has Shelly and June teaming up for your enjoyment! Get it quick, before it’s gone!
This is the closest you’ll ever see to me doing a political cartoon. So appreciate it while it’s here.
Some of you might be wondering “Why is Grimlock blue?”, well it’s because I didn’t base the Grimlock in this comic on his cartoon design. Instead he is based on my favoritest toy I own, Generation 2 Blue Grimlock. Most people favor the normal grey/silver Grimlock mold, but I’ve always liked the look of dark blue plastic, and especially like seeing it used for something other than Optimus Prime‘s pants. I especially think it looks awesome on Grimlock. Also since Generation 2 gets nothing but hate from Transformers fans, you can generally find Grimmy on Ebay for relatively cheap prices. Either way, I think he looks awesome. They should make more Transformer characters in that color.