Ink and Jimmy talk about the apparently complicated grounds of female characters in animation, sticking to superheroes because it’s what they do.
Here is the inaugural episode of The Classiest Fucking Podcast Ever! Loyal listeners to WTRTW and ROTLA will probably remember the origins of this idea. Anything goes, and nothing is appropriate. This first installment features Samantha maybe, Jimmy TR, SkeleTroy blockbuster, and NNTV Chris.
NSFW or appropriate for children… obviously.
I’m seeing an unintentional theme in several things I’ve read and heard over the last few days: change. We all manage it differently, and we certainly all have memories of various changes.
When I was a child, when someone was humiliated (whether intentionally, or by mission of action), that event would eventually fade from memory. Today, smartphones, social media, and 24/7 access to the worldwide web change all this. When I came home from school, I felt safe from anyone I perceived as a bully. Today, they have the ability almost reach through the computer monitor and torment their targets at any time of day.
When I was growing up, Motley Crue, Slayer, Venom, W.A.S.P., and Celtic Frost were considered by many to be the devil’s music. Today, bands like Belphegor, Gorgoroth, Immortal, Dark Funeral, Vital Remains, and Sinister consider themselves to be the instruments of Satan (figuratively, 90% of the time, but, still – big difference).
I remember the Cosby Show as groundbreaking – showing an upscale African-American family on primetime television was, at the time, a big deal. Today, we have an African-American president. I honestly did not believe I would live to see that (although I often hoped that I would). Although racism is alive and more well than I would like today, we’re further along than before.
I recall a 60 Minutes expose’ on Dungeons & Dragons in the early 1980’s – this was the scourge that would tear America’s children apart. Today, those young RPG players are now passing their storytelling craft and imagination onto their kids (some people find D&D very sexy, apparently).
There are but a few examples. Our society has been through quite a bit in my lifetime, and I know we have a lot of room to grow. For better or for worse, what have you seen, and what would you like to see?
This is a special edition of Reviewers of the Lost Art, where Jimmy TR takes on Graham the Reanimator (Left of the Dial, Geek Thoughts), along with BenFromCanada (Geek Thoughts) to discuss the ins and outs of podcasting (reread this description after listening to the podcast for a cheap laugh).
Jim talks about the ether from which the FG review sprang, the cameos that did (and didn’t) work, the film itself, and girl-on-girl misogyny – all in a FIFTY-TWO MINUTE epic.
In a word:busy.
Life’s been rough around these parts lately, but the light at the end of the tunnel is getting much, much brighter. “A couple weeks off” turned into “two months of making sure that there would still be a That Ruled”. Basically, I needed to take the time to make some money to keep things running around these parts. For a while, it seemed very possible that both my place to live and the very infrastructure of That Ruled was in danger.
More good news: there are a bunch of podcasts that have been recorded, if not edited, that I can release in the coming weeks.
Jimmy TR and Jimmy D will also be seen in the relatively near future, at the very least, on Versus and KTHXDIE, respectively.
I am even going to put together some sort of a schedule (yeah, I know – crazy talk), so that you know what’s coming when. Look for that in about a week or so (I have a new day job to become accustomed to).
I want to say thanks to all my TR Producers for flying the flag as best they could while I was gone. Your efforts did not go unnoticed, and I simply cannot thank you enough... but I’ll try.
Special Thanks to TR’s new team members: Ben From Canada and Re-Animator Graham for infusing us with some much-needed new blood and variety.
Extra Special Thanks to SkeleTroy and NNTV for just plain pushing. Without you gents, This may well be a very different writing. Thank you.
Super Extra Special Thanks to anyone reading this. You’re the reason that this community exists. Thank you.
Great things are afoot, folks. Thanks for sticking with us.
Jimmy TR finally tackles a film that is almost literally spiritual to him – Gojira (1954), and its American adaptation, Godzilla (1956), as part of the TGWTG Godzilla Crossover Project (http://x.co/ZillaViews). This is NOT a typical JTR review, so, please be open on this one. As always, thank you for watching, and thank you for a great 2012!
CyniCritic lightens up a bit for the holidays by watching a dark comedy, but Jimmy TR refuses to be left out.
Samantha Maybe reviews season 8 Volume 2 of Darkhorse’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer…against her better judgement.
Music in this episode includes:
Buffy Theme – Nerf Herder
Angel’s Thanatos – Akira Yamaoka
Doctor Who Theme (eleven) – Doctor Who: Series 5
Home – Breaking Benjamin
Back Stabbin’ Betty – Cage the Elephant
Love Shack – The B52’s
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps – Cake
Blasting the Hornet – Powerglove
Something is Not Right With Me – Cold War Kids
TARDIS – Doctor Who: Series 5
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Jimmy attempts to enact revenge on the Cynic for making him watch Spy Kids 3, but something sinister is afoot…
Jimmy & Cynic comment on the process of making the Spy Kids 3 review, and allude to future collaborations.
Jimmy trips over his lines and an air conditioner.
Jimmy D weighs the pros and cons of sugar versus high fructose corn syrup.
KTHXDIE, where Jimmy D rants about his dislikes. Today’s target? Social media.
Jimmy tackles one of his favorite martial arts films, Jean-Claude Van Damme’s debut, Bloodsport. Lao Che never had it so good. This episode also marks the official debut of the new That Ruled theme song, written by Sam Bean of The Senseless!
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Jimmy TR, Hobo JoJo, and Grotnik play Halo 4 together, riffing the cutscenes and the ridiculous lack of space of physics that run rampant throughout the game… Also, Cortana needs a makeover.
The Inkritic takes on yet another cartoon special, this time more fully brought to you by one of his favorite Cartoonists.