So yeah, as mentioned last update, this is the last week to get yourself or a character of your creation into Femmegasm via donation. As said in the original rules you have to donate at least $20 for this to work. If you wish to donate, but don’t have a Paypal account or credit card, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can try and work something out.
For now, have some random fanart I drew from:
Ha ha, this comic isn’t too far off from what Mr. Stark actually does in MvC3, as he hits on any girl he fights… except Ammy, of course. And YES, age is not a matter to Mr. Stark as he even hits on Tron Bonne. Not even your puny statutory rape laws will stop Iron Man.
BTW people I’ve decided to take the month of July off like I do every year. Originally I was thinking of skipping my usual vacation because of the random hiatuses I had this year, but I’ve decided the month off would do me a lot of good for multiple reasons. One being to get my backlog up in advance enough so Chris can start coloring the comic again. I need to get prepared for Animefest in September. Lastly I have a SECRET project I want to start and I need a lot of time to get to work on it. So I hope you guys don’t mind me taking my usual July vacation. With that being said, I’d love to get some guest comics to post. Send any guest comics you’d like to pembrokewkorgi AT gmail DOT com.
Last, but not least, I did a toy review on my Tumblr of the Botcon Exclusive Transformers Animated Stunticon Set. Check it out!
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 email@example.com.
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!
Dear Lord, people. Look at the lengths I got to make you laugh. I’m a disturbed man… disturbed, disturbed man. Not as disturbed as Pemmy here, who seems to be enjoying this insanity. Seriously, I have nothing else to say. Well, other than I feel sorry for Chris for having to color it, and it’s like The Girl Who Loved Powerglide gone very very wrong… and in reverse. REVERSE KISS PLAYERS! Ugh…
Hopefully the children aren’t watching… THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!! They taste good with chocolate sauce. *slaps self*
Don’t forget everyone, I’ll be at DWEX on Saturday! Check it out if you’re in the area!
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.
Today’s the due date for Femmegasm guest comics, peeps. As of the moment, I only have one, so I could definitely use a few more. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh, and before I begin my WTF are you wearing, Makoto rant, I would like to give some props to Green Wiggly, who actually came up with Shelly’s line in panel 2.
Now, let’s get to the subject of today’s comic, Blazblue’s Makoto…
Well, first let’s talk about Makoto. If you play Noelle’s story mode in Blazblue, then you’ll meet up with Makoto as she appears on the left. She is one of Noelle’s classmates and serves little purpose outside showing us what Noelle’s school life is like and the friends she had. Makoto wears a rather anime styled school uniform, seems to like little boys a lot, REALLY likes making that hand guesture, and is some weird random squirrel girl. Why is she a squirrel girl? Don’t know, never got explained, and I don’t expect it to. Anyways, her squirrel qualities and overall cute design did make her rather memorable.
Now flash to the present with the soon to be released (in Japan) Blazblue sequel, Blazblue: Continuum Shift, where it’s been announced that Makoto will be a playable character available via DLC. When I first heard about this I was kinda, “Hey, Makoto! I remember her!” and mild intrigue. This got followed with DISAPPOINT!
I mean, I already have issues with having to pay for additonal characters in a fighting game, but worst of all LOOK AT THE OUTFIT SHE’S WEARING IN THE GAME (the one on the right), it’s absolutely dreadful. I’ve seen Dead Or Alive characters wear more than that. Not just that, but the whole outfit is poorly designed, looks ridiculously terrible, and the designers should be ashamed of themselves. I mean, not only does she look like she’s missing 2/3s of her outfit, she seems to be wearing more clothing on her legs and feet than the rest of her entire body. It just looks plain terrible, like she got dressed by Tifa Lockhearts slutty retarded aunt or something. Not to mention that little clothing can’t be helpful in battle. What? You say they’re doing it for fanservice reasons? Let’s talk about fanservice, shall we?
Okay, fighting games have had fanservice practically from the start, so why is this design still bad? Because even with fanservice ampted up to it’s highest with games like King of Fighters, Dead or Alive, and Soul Calibur, the designs still manage to make the well designed outfits that are striking, stylish, and memorable, no matter how much bouncy cleavage Mai Shiranui wants to show you or however little clothing Tina Armstrong wants to wear. The outfits still manage to look good and at least not completely retarded. Makoto’s outfit doesn’t have any of this, it just looks bad, half assed, and embarrassing. There’s nothing redeeming to it, it even makes Wonder Woman’s new costume look good (though WW’s outfit could probably use more fanservice).
Lastly, let’s talk about the pose in this picture. When you pose someone, you tend to want to focus on their strong points ESPECIALLY if you are going for fanservice. For example, looking at this picture, Makoto’s strong points are either going to be her breasts or her legs, but they didn’t focus on either, they focussed on her ass, which is by far her weakest point. Why? Because she doesn’t have much of an ass, it’s flat, flatter than flat, it’s nonesistent, her lack of ass and hips almost makes it look like she doesn’t have either an her upper torso just kinda’ goes into her legs without a middle section, it’s not a good place to focus at all. At least put a little junk in her trunk before you do that. And yes, you can focus on her her breasts and still make a tasteful looking picture.
So yeah, it’s a horrible design, big deal, right? Right. I’m just disappointed because all the previous characters in Blazblue have had such amazing designs, that it just depresses me to see such a horrendous designed given the okay for this game. I guess they all can’t be gold.
Tuesday will get the first guest comic and an update to the fanart section. I can’t wait! Can you?
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!!!
Seriously, Michael Bay REALLY seems to have an obsession with this. It’s pretty bad in Return of the Fallen, and it’s appeared in several of Bay’s OTHER masterpieces too. Seriously, WTFH Bay?
Okay, there isn’t going to be a toy review for today or Thursday, because I’m actually out of town right now. I’m taking a vacation to Colorado without any internet what so ever. I might go insane. In the mean time, I’d like to drop a request on you guys. I got a lot of personal and professional stuff that’s going to be hitting me as soon as I return home. Due to this I’m going to take a month long vacation from Femmegasm. Know what that means?
That’s right, I’d like you the readers to send me your own special Femmegasm guest comics and I’ll post them while I’m vacationing from the strip. I need ten guest comics, and I’m sure there’s enough of you guys out there that can provide me with these. If I get more than ten, I’ll save the remainder of comics for Emergencies or future guest excursions, so don’t think you’ll be out of the loop. So plese send your guest comics to me at email@example.com. Make sure to title the email Femmegasm Guest Comic, so I know what it is. Thanks everyone, I love you all.
Today’s comic takes a lot of inspiration from video games, especially River City Ransom. I just always felt it amusing how killing people in video games would cause them to blink out of existence or turn into money and/or items. No wonder murder is on the rise in Femmegasm Land.
Today’s Transformer: ROTF toy review is going to be Sideways. Sideways was the second toy I bought in this line, the first being Starscream. I want to say I really like the design on Sideways’ robot mode… or more correctly I like it visual. The way the doors and windows hang off him gives him a really neat insect look. So much that I wish they named him something different like Kickback or one of the other G1 Insecticons. It would’ve been more fitting if you ask me.
However despite liking the look of his design, there’s a lot of things NOT to like about this figure’s robot mode. One of the worst being that for whatever reason they gave him REALLY TINY feet. This means he has a hell of a lot of problems standing and thus falls over a lot. I have found that you can move his feet and the car kibble on his calves just right to give him some extra support and thus stand better, but it’s still a bit of trouble. It’s especially annoying since according to the instructions and the stock pictures, he’s supposed to stand without said extra support. Very annoying.
Another annoyance is his backpack, pretty much most of his car kibble all fold onto his back, and it’s pretty terrible and sloppy looking. Having spare stuff fold onto the back of a Transformers isn’t anything new, but they generally do it neat enough to where it will just literally look like a backpack or a square on their back, sorta’ like it might MIGHT be meant to be there. But on Sideways it really does look like it’s just a mess of random parts. Rather sloppy.
His car mode is quite awesome. He transforms into a faux Audi R8 and looks rather nice to boot. I have no real complaints on his car mode other than it’s a pain in the ass to transform him from robot mode to car mode. It feels like you’re literally squishing him together, even worse none of the pieces seem to want to work together. It feels like everytime you peg in one piece another piece becomes unpegged. It’s really annoying. His car to robot transformation is much smoother.
In the end, I like his design, but I don’t think I’m going to play with him a lot. It doesn’t help his appeal that he’s barely in the movie and really is only there to get killed. Makes it hard to be attached to the guy, don’t ya’ think? Overall I like him, but I can’t really recommend him. If your local Wal-Mart, Target, or Toys R Us is doing a sell on him for like $9 or less, then pick him up. Otherwise you can probably live without him.
Yay! Black Jack is my favorite work by Osamu Tezuka and one of my favorite manga/anime characters ever. Reading the Black Jack manga totally inspired this strip. Unfortunately I didn’t use him any differently than I’d use any other doctor in this particular strip (he could’ve been Dr. Mario and the strip would’ve still worked just as well), but hey, it’s Black Jack, dammit! He’s awesome.
|I promised some Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen toy reviews and so I give you my first one. This is Dead End, he’s a scout class figure (second to smallest class) of a character who isn’t in the movie at all. GASP! You might ask, why would I want a small little robot that doesn’t even appear in the movie? Easy, because he looks awesome, he’s also a nice shade of red (my favorite color).
He’s a rather interesting design as far as the movie look is concerned. He’s got a really weird bird head thing going on, and to make matters weirder he has an opening mouth that reveals teeth. Weird huh. He’s very poseable (a bit plus for me) and is able to stand with no problem (something you don’t seem to get a lot of in the ROTF design as you’re soon to find out). Overall, he’s a rather spiffy looking robot.
|What REALLY sold me on this figure was his vehicle mode. Now it’s a REAL rarity when I’m sold on a Transformer by it’s alt mode. 9 out of 10 times it’s usually the robot mode that sells me on the figure, but I totally love the car mode here. Other than the aforementioned awesomeness of being red, he’s got a great design.|
It’s supposedly based on a Peugeot 9009 concept car, but I love how sleek and stylized the design is. It’s got a cool retro future look to it and even a slight amount of cartooniness, which I love. I guess cartoony might be bad for this line, since they are mostly going for realistic vehicle designs, but to me it looks excellent. It’s a beautiful car, and I’d totally drive one of those… if I owned one… and could afford to own one…
The transformation for the toy is fairly simple, but has enough twists and turns to keep it interesting and fun. Overall I have to say I like Dead End, he’s one of my favorites of the line so far, and I hightly recommend him.