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Der Blackhawk, chapter 2: Upgrade"Why would you make Superman the bad guy!?" Tommy nearly shouted at Martin while the two were walking through the hallways of a University of Munich building. Several passers-by stopped but kept going. To them it looked like just another fight between two nerds (although one has some clear muscles).Der Blackhawk, chapter 2: Upgrade by BigD1987
Martin sighed in annoyance as if Tommy just committed a comic book sin. "Because he's so alien," said Martin. "His powers make it possible for him to take over the world!"
"But he's not!" Tommy replied, walking backwards in front of his German classmate. "I mean, did you see the movie? He's never going to be like that, because he was raised to be a good person and a better savior than Jesus!"
"You don't see the big picture," said Martin. Tommy wiped his forehead, clearly frustrated with Martin's stubbornness.
"The one who I'd really be worried about is Batman," said Tommy. "Sure, he's cool and all, but what if he decided to take his vigilantism a little too far?"
"Why, are you
Frozen PondNote: This is a semi-AU one-shot. Will likely lead to a longer (but kind of short) work.Frozen Pond by BigD1987
On with the show!
"Aaahhh… CHOO *SNIFF* Stupid weather," Misty grumbled while she shivered in the cold air. Snow was falling lightly, although there was a blanket of snow on the ground while she sat on some wooden bleachers. A cup of hot cocoa was in her hands, so it wasn't too bad, but she was still bundled up as much as she could be. Even then she wasn't sure if it was working.
Pikachu was sitting next to the 14-year-old, wearing a spiffy looking Poke-sweatshirt. Pikachus can stand cold weather, but it was better to be safe than sorry. He yawned, apparently the late time getting to him. Misty sighed. Wish I could be like that, she thought to herself. However, her friend would be most unhappy if she left.
Her friend was out on a makeshift ice rink skating around some orange cones and holding a stick. He weaved in and out of the cone slalom, stopping and throwing ice s
Miyazaki vs OtakuIn case you haven’t heard this, renowned Japanese animation icon Hayao Miyazaki was quoted as saying that the reason the anime industry is suffering is because it’s overrun with “otaku.”Miyazaki vs Otaku by TomPreston
You can read the full article here: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2014-01-30/miyazaki/the-problem-with-the-anime-industry-is-it-full-of-otaku
Naturally, such a high profile artist such as Miyazaki coming down hard on Otaku has offended a lot of people and a bit of backlash has sprung up because of it. I’d like to try and reassure some of you that it’s not as bad as it might sound, and here’s why (please keep in mind this is from an American perspective).
“Otaku” in Japan is (or was) an offensive word, usually embodying the worse traits of obsessive basement dwelling collection completing socially inept geeks. It gained widespread negative connotations after the 1989 “Otaku Murders” carried out by Tsutomu Miyazaki (which are to