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.
I’m sure that strip is bound to offend somebody. This strip was inspired by a conversation I had with someone about religion (a topic that I usually try to avoid). The person was upset with some going ons with the church he was attending and decided that he was no longer religious, because religion had raped him (his phrasing, not mine). He is, of course, using the metaphysical term (I hope), kinda’ like how we constantly say “I’m screwed”. Saying things raped you when you feel cheated seems really popular on the net.
I think it’s a funny term to use, because my imagination is so spastic it will imagine these statements in a physical sense. For example, when people were bitching that the live action Transformers movie raped their childhood, I’d get images of the movie version of Optimus Prime going back in time and raping said person as a child. It’s funny, because I’m sure Prime has better things to do.
Also I’d like to say this is not me insulting religion, because I really have no reason to insult it. Seeing as I’m agnostic, I’m neither for or against religion. Granted I do sometimes make light of religion, but I make light of everything regardless of my personal opinions. I mean, I make fun of Sonic, Transformers, and Popeye a lot, and I’m a huge fan of all three of those. Religion is just a big question mark to me, and I feel I have better things to worry about at the moment than whether or not there’s a some big guy in the sky poking pins in a Pembroke voodoo doll.
This comic is, if anything, a response to this commercial for Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time. How much you want to bet this kid has heard the “So I herd u liek Mudkipz?” line more than any human can take. I sure hope Nintendo paid him enough to afford his future therapy bills.
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Well, there’s two reasons why Shelly shouldn’t be surprised this outcome.
2) She’s on the internet. You can’t avoid Mudkips on the internet.
Wow, that has to be the most fucked up strip I’ve done, yet. Anyways, out of all the manga I currently read, I must say Yotsuba&! is my current favorite. This strip was actually inspired by favorite Yotsuba story, “Yotsuba & Revenge!”. The story simply has to do with young Yotsuba watching a gangster flick with her dad, and then going out and trying to shot and kill everyone… with a squirt gun. It’s pretty hilarious.
Well, being the disturbed young individual I am, I wondered what would happen if Yotsuba watched a slasher flick. This comic is what came from that though.
This comic is in essence a reference to the recently released PS2 game, Arcana Heart, that I purchased recently. The game is a 2D fighting game, so it grabbed my attention immediately (since new fighters with both 2D graphics and gameplay is becoming more and more scarce by the minute) and thus I quickly purchased it.
The game is actually quite good. It plays like a slightly slower Guilty Gear with some Street Fighter and KOF mechanics thrown in for good measure. You can check out a review of it here. Hey, when IGN gives a good rating to a 2D old school game that isn’t made by a big name company, then you know it’s good.
Anyways upon buying and playing the game (and highly enjoying it), my friend Sean and I decided that the game would have been better named “Moé Fighter 3000″. The entire cast of characters are females (there’s not even a male background character that I’ve seen… well… other than Mike… I guess… but he’s not human, he’s a stick) and each of these females are exact replicas of every single Moé stereotype you can think of. So it’s got an enormous level of fanservice to it. Granted it’s a bit more subtle with it’s fanservice than say… the Dead or Alive series, it’s still all there just in a different and arguably more classy way. IE it just makes the characters walking stereotypes of characters they know people like and work with that. You’ve got a shy girl with glasses, the lazy punk girl who doesn’t care about anything, the clusmy not too bright girl, the hyperactive girl, the 10 year old genius, a catgirl, an android, and on and on.
Now I’ve got no problems with fanservice, but this does take it a little far. It also adds a slight creepy layer by having almost the entire cast being in the age ranges of 10 and 14. Though I refuse to believe that Maori Kasuga is 14… and if she is… I’m going to hate to see what her chest will look like when she’s 25. Some may say puberty was kind to her, but when she gets back problems in a few decades, she may argue that.
Anyways, it’s a fun game, and I recommend giving it a try, even if it’s a bit over the top in some areas.
This strip revolves around one of my trips to work. My GF, Devan and I spotted a sign warning adults that the slang word for heroin is “cheese”. Seriously! Cheese! How stupid are today’s parents that they have to be physically told this. Unless their children and their friends are some sort of crazy dairy connoisseur, you should know something is up when they tell you that they are going out with their friends to “score some cheese”, or some other insane scenario. The fact the kid would feel he could mention such a topic with or without code words should make you question your parenting skills to begin with… unless you’re listening to your child’s phone conversations… then that’s a whole nother bag of worms there.
In short, cheese is a stupid code word. If the kid was really smart, he’d just tell his parents he was going to the movies, and leave it at that.
Okay, I admit this strip is a bit of an in-joke, but one of the things in Femmegasm is I try to throw whatever I think is funny into the comic. This comic is referencing this incredibly goofy commercial about a flea market. Hopefully you guys will find this funny.
This strip is actually based on something my GF did to cheer me up after a bad day at work. She had LazyTown‘s “You are a Pirate” on her iPod and started playing it while I was upset. Like or hate the show, it’s damn near impossible to be grumpy while that song is playing. In some countries it’s probably considered abuse.
I’ve always found the Grim Reaper to be an interesting character, whether it’s a punk styled snaggly toothed gal in a puzzle game or a pale white guy being annoyed by Bill and Ted, it has always seemed like a fun and interesting character to me. The Grim Reaper in Kid Icarus is equally as awesome for not only getting his own little theme music, but for being able to call upon miniature versions of himself (called The “Reapettes”) to attack poor Pitt. That alone makes him awesome.
June calling upon a troop of mini-June-Deaths however… is just plain scary.