– Hi everyone. I’ve been sick all week, and it doesn’t seem to be getting better. So no strip today. Hopefully if I rest this weekend I’ll be better by Monday. In the meantime, here’s Modest dressed as SheRa.
By the power of Snakeskull!
OK, that was He-Man. I couldn’t remember She Ra’s catch phrase.
I think Shera also liked Greyskull? She talks about it in the show sometimes.
She-Ra’s transform phrase is “For the Honor of Greyskull!” Just so you know.
i THOUGHT IT WAS, BUT THEN i THOUGHT i WAS MISREMEMBERING IT.
For the HONOR of Grayskull!
She-Ra medusa is drawn 10x better than that poorly designed, low budget, ripoff reboot Netflix tried to push on us. I might have watched more than two episodes of Medusa She-Ra
You didn’t like it? I’ve actually been enjoying it. I think its a pretty good kids show. What do you feel like its a rip off of?
My sister and I have been loving it, too, and, yes, we are more than old enough to remember the original from back in the day. We’re eagerly looking forward to the next batch of episodes, especially after how the last batch ended things.
I haven’t seen the newest season yet, but I plan to watch it soon. Its definitely aimed at a younger audience than Avatar or Voltron, but I think it does a great job of developing characters and world building. It has some rough episodes, but overall I’m really enjoying it.
I actually just started watching it last night and binged 8 whole episodes in one sitting. >.> It’s pretty much amazing. Some people don’t understand that just because they might not be the target demographic doesn’t make a show bad.
How is this a rip-off and why didn’t I like it? Bear with me, this could get long.
First, the animation looked like low budget “Avatar the last Airbender”. Unlike Avatar there was practically no shading or polish. All the characters were wearing big clunky boots, like it was an advertisement for UGGS. The show’s creators claimed that they were going to have realistic bodies but Glimmer was a pear who’s hips were twice as wide as her shoulders. You can say “stylistic choices” all day long, but if you state your goal is realism, you deserve to get dinged on it when you go off model.
Story-wise, I get that it is a re-imagining of the She-Ra universe using teenagers instead of the 20-30 year olds in the original show, but it felt like I was watching Teen Titans instead of She-Ra. Adora was Robin, Bow was Beastboy, Glimmer was Jinx, and Catra was Terra. And the worst part, some random horse they stole from a village is going to be Spirit/Swiftwind. I chuckled exactly once in the 2 episodes, when Adora accused Glimmer of giving her Princess Cooties. If the name of the show was RaShe and the Magical Maidens, I wouldn’t have had a problem, but…
They are plundering a franchise to push a social agenda, just like Ghostbusters and Star Wars before it. The original show was a vehicle to sell toys, COOL LOOKING TOYS. The moral message tacked on at the end (like GI JOE) was never really the goal and we all knew it. From what the creators said in their interviews, it’s going to be celebrate diversity, maybe friendship and teamwork but DIVERSITY!
So that’s it, the new She-Ra is a rip-off of Avatars animation, Teen-titans characters, and hung on a framework of 1985 original show nostalgia.
I feel like diversity isn’t a social agenda. Thats a very strange thing to say or get upset about. I also don’t feel like they’re pushing diversity at all. Having a relatively diverse cast that reflects how the real world actually looks isn’t a “push”. Similarly, criticizing the show for NOT being a toy commercial seems strange.
As far as the show being a rip off of anything, I think thats a misguided way to look at it. It adopts popular animation and writing styles in kids entertainment, which the original did as well. Its a product of its time, just like the original. More importantly, it very likely uses this specific animation style because many of the animators also worked on Avatar (and later Voltron). So they’re not ripping off themselves.
Theres nothing wrong with not liking the show (its for sure not for everyone), but the reasons you list here seem strange to me.
Wow, I never heard someone being FOR a show just designed to sell toys. Interesting.
Also, yeah, Glimmer had huge hips, but I LOVE that about her – she’s not some slim perfect princess, she’s a bigger girl and she’s just as awesome, if not more. Especially because, if I recall correctly, she never felt less-than for being so. It never even came up.
I liked the style, but then I never saw the original She-Ra – I was born in the 90s. I never saw the original My Little Pony either, but I love Friendship is Magic, again partially because of the diversity and morals the show represents. There’s enough capitalism in the world right now, so I’m all for socially-forward television, personally.
Are her poor snakes trapped into one position by that helmet? Or just wearing a lot of body paint?
I guess its hair dye?
It’s nice to see I’m not the only one who was worried about her “hair.” Hee hee~
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