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Author has written 15 stories for Loud House, Mechwarrior/Battletech, Gravity Falls, Steven Universe, Courage: The Cowardly Dog, Voltron: Legendary Defender, Misc. Comics, RWBY, Class of 3000, Trying Human, Doki Doki Literature Club, and Stranger Things, 2016.
Hey there, I'm just a dude, you know, that there guy who be dat tum bix nood.
I like western cartoons. I consider myself a cartoon connoisseur. Whether that be Wander Over Yonder, Avatar: TLA and LOK, Jimmy Neutron, Loud House, Powerpuff Girls, Adventure Time, Harvey Beaks, Bob's Burgers, My Little Pony: FIM, Star Vs. The Forces of Evil, The Angry Beavers, Ahh! Real Monsters, ChalkZone, Invader Zim, Over the Garden Wall, Gravity Falls, Miraculous: Ladybug, Dexter's Lab, Ed Edd n' Eddy, Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken (and I am Weasel), Courage the Cowardly Dog, Catdog, Mike Lu and Ogg, Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Samurai Jack, Codename: KND, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, My Gym Partner's a Monkey, Code Lyoko and it's sequel, Chowder, Flapjack, Doug, Rugrats, All Grown Up, As Told by Ginger, Mighty Magiswords, Steven Universe, Teen Titans, Fairly Odd Parents (at least the earlier episodes), Spongebob Squarepants, KABLAM!, Hey Arnold!, Rocko's Modern Life, or The Wild Thornberries, to name just a few, I love 'em. Can't get enough of it. I become fans of each and every one, kind of like a Chaos Undivided worshiper, no one cartoon can truly be called my god. That doesn't mean I'm without my favorites though. You will probably never find somebody more capable of dissecting and analyzing Avatar: TLA or LOK, for example.
But I like cartoons only if they're good.
I can't stand some cartoons, for example Johnny Test, or Uncle Grandpa, not necessarily because these shows are bad, but mostly because they're, well, not very good in the realms I enjoy. Also French cartoons are repetitive. But still good.
There's a common theme to that big fat list and the cartoons which I couldn't remember off the top of my head; every single one of them has a point to it, and teaches morals, jokes about the status quo, or satires more brutal parts of reality. What these cartoons constantly remind me of is not only my childhood (and in some cases, like Cow and Chicken, how oblivious I was to reality) but they also remind me constantly of the problems with the world, and how the solution is typically laughter, love, and cooperation. I appreciate references, I enjoy irony, and most of all if I reflect on myself or my surroundings because of a good episode, or if I cry because of how I feel about something, then that marks a good show. (The river of tears from Steven U is real)
If a cartoon cannot deliver on the feels, then it's just not real enough for me, and as Talib Kweli so graciously put it in Danger Doom's album:
"Sometimes it seems to me that cartoons be realer than reality TV."
This is why my writing often times tries to depict the characters as incredibly realistic. It's almost like a backward idea, the reverse that a cartoon take real life and put it in a cartoon; I take cartoons and put them back in real life.
Remember kids, reality is an illusion, the universe is a hologram, and you should be buying gold. Also, the book Rebel Genius by the co-creator of Avatar. BYE!