Detentionaire is about a boy named Lee Ping framed for the biggest prank in all high school history. Because all proof points to Lee, he’s put into detention for a full year of school (as well as grounded for a year). But who would want to ruin his life?
When you first watch the show, there are probably two things that may turn you off. The art style and the stereotypes. The art however, no longer bothers me. In fact, it’s charming and at this point I can’t really see it in any other way. The animation is flash animated (which definitely gets better now that I’m looking at the first episode again), but there are also flashbacks, photos, and background characters in such a lovely pencil style that I would buy an art book for this show in an instant. Here’s some examples:
At first, this show is heavily focused on cliques and stereotypes which could be portrayed as offensive or eye-roll worthy. Wannabe gangster, unnaturally foreign kid, “Glamazons,” big bad bully, cybernetic war hungry general principal etc.
But the magic is that this is to throw the viewer off. The longer you watch the show, the more you realize that all these stereotypes aren’t really there. Almost every character has interesting character development with a secret or important background information. The Glamazon you may have despised in season 1 becomes an enjoyable character you cheer on in season 3. The characters you wanted to shut up and disappear become endearing characters that you can’t imagine the show without.
And don’t get me started on the mysteries. What really makes this show a wonder to watch is its series continuity. You physically cannot watch it out of order or you’ll miss something. Once you solve a mystery, go back and watch the process again. I can tell you that once you know who the perp is, you can see all their suspicious activity in prior episodes. Questions you put off as the show just being a quirky cartoon in season 1 are brought up seriously in season 4. That’s how far the continuity can go. Everything is important. Everything.
The other great thing about it is that the longer you watch, the more intense it gets. You may be trying to figure out who radcircles is now but later you’ll be trying to understand the conspiracies under the school. I’d tell you more but I’d have to send you to Room 113b.
Basically, I’ve marathoned this show in the span of two days. Twice.
Just wanted to add that characters actually look different as children because this is important to me.
Really good description of Detentionaire like holy shit!! Please watch this show.
(Also there is a lot of diversity in the main cast! The main character is Korean-Canadian and a lot of the main cast are POC, and while the first couple eps make it look like most of the main characters are dudes, further into the show there are a LOT of really great lady characters. And just like body diversity and of course breaking stereotypes and it’s just… really good…)
I watched it and it’s better than I thought… D:
Done for someone.
You can tell the exact point I gave up.
Paint Tool Sai, 6 1/2 hrs
So, as I promised.. here’s Mijbil Creatures’ Toothless Giveaway! :)
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- if you could find the time to like my Facebook page, that would also be awesome - still, not mandatory, but you’d gain my endless gratitude :)
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Ok, I think that’s pretty much all.. Good luck everyone, and big hugs from Sweden! <3
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Honest to god if HTTYD 2 doesn’t win the Oscar next year Imma have to kill a bitch
I JUST SAW THE FISRT 2 SECOND AND I CREID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMFG WATCH IT’S AMAIZING! GODS!!!! TAKE MEEEEEEE
This is absolutely phenomenal. It does contain some spoilers, albeit not much that the trailers don’t focus on, so do avoid it if you haven’t seen the movie yet. But this technology is so important not just for animation but ANIMATORS who want to get closer with their art!
To my fellow writers,
Dealing with censorship isn’t easy. Especially when it comes from people whose narrow lives have no space for literature. Especially when it seems as if a public institution that is supposed to protect books would rather collude with bigots in their destruction. And we are all poorer for it. As writers, we probably feel doubly diminished.
But please don’t stop writing. Even if you think that any country that bows to its fundamentalists does not deserve your writing. That where dogma thrives then literature dies. They want us to be silent. Either that or use our pens to celebrate and affirm their ‘social norms’. But the truth is if we ever subscribed to the ‘social norms’ in this country we would never have become writers in the first place.
So please do continue writing. Every piece of your writing says, ‘this was how we lived’. And given the charged politics of the day it also says, ‘this was our struggle’. It doesn’t matter if the library doesn’t carry our books. It doesn’t matter if the library betrays us, over and over again. Our works will outlive us. They will also outlive those who have tried to silence us.
And in the future a different Singapore will greet our writings. This I believe.
I said “have a nice day!” to this old dude and apparently that’s not fucking good enough because he retrieved his wallet and from like a stack of 30 of these things pulled one out and gave it to me and said something like “I hope you reconsider your choices next time”
This is the most self entitled shit i’ve seen all day
what the fUCK
Yo linguists, get in here. Joe, I want to hear what you have to say on this one.
Yeah, I mean, I think everyone can already sense just how bogus all this is. But I can definitely confirm that with my official linguist hat. I mean, geez:
a) Barring slips-of-the-tongue or rare neurological conditions, what someone said is what they meant to say. Not only is it rude to act like someone’s personal autocorrect — it’s also erroneous. People say what they intend to, regardless of how anybody else feels about the form.
b) There’s no such thing as incorrect English, at least in terms of what a fluent speaker produces. English, like any language, is more of an abstract composite of a multitude of separate dialects. The fact that two English speakers talk differently from one another doesn’t make one’s language incorrect.
c) Imperatives don’t have to be commands; they can also function as polite requests like “please pass the salt”. But the actual function of an utterance like “have a nice day” isn’t to command or even request something from the listener any more than saying “excuse me” is. Loads of expressions have the grammatical form of an imperative without putting any sort of force on the listener. Literally no one is commanding people to have a nice day.
d) Also literally no one doesn’t understand that the “one” in “have a good one” refers to the current day. It’s a straight-up lie to say that you’re not sure what people mean by this. It may not be something you would say yourself — see point b) above — but you definitely understood it.
e) Saying something is “not a problem” in no way implies that it could have been a problem, any more than saying “yes” to a minor request implies that the answer could have been no. Both responses are just functioning as tokens of agreement and it’s ridiculously pedantic to pretend otherwise.
f) Appropriate communicational norms are determined entirely by community consensus. (Why is it polite to say “bless you” after somebody sneezes? Because everyone agrees that it is.) Different sub-communities can have slightly different norms, and it’s important to be able to recognize those differences when communicating with a non-peer. But when people with different views of what’s polite interact, each one’s utterances are equally “inappropriate.”
And I mean, that’s just scratching the surface here. The whole thing is a bogus, pedantic attempt to control other people’s behavior when the only thing they did to deserve it was be polite enough to wish someone a nice day. 100% ridiculous, linguist-confirmed.
MIT’s Tangible Media is coming along nicely,
"Almost like a table of living clay, the inFORM is a surface that three-dimensionally changes shape, allowing users to not only interact with digital content in meatspace, but even hold hands with a person hundreds of miles away. And that’s only the beginning."
handjobs of the future
HOLY SHIT ARE YOU KIDDING ME
THIS IS THE KIND OF CRAZY COOL-ASS SHIT THAT I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR MY WHOLE GODDAMN LIFE
IN THOSE MOVIES AND GAMES AND SHIT WHERE PEOPLE HAVE THOSE CRAZY HIGH-TECH TABLES AND SUCH WHERE THEY MANIPULATE DATA AND VIRTUAL OBJECTS AND STUFF WITH THE WAVE OF A HAND AND SHIT
EVERY TIME I’M LIKE “…i want one”
AND WE’RE GETTING THERE
"Something’s wrong with Funghi today…" ⊟
I gotta play these Touch Detective games. That’s a gap in my DS knowledge for sure. And I want to be caught up for the eventual localization of this game, Touch Detective 3 (right? Right? Atlus?)
I have a 3ds now. Please recommend games.