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  1. Tenshinhan

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    Definitely not trying to set myself up as more discerning. There's a whole host of reasons why audiences may not pick up on something. Even for the most exceptionally perceptive of viewers. It doesn't necessarily mean that there is nothing to pick up on, is what I was trying to say.
  2. Tenshinhan

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    It's okay if not every viewer sees the same thing. That's to be expected. However, just because someone can't see something doesn't mean it isn't there. To me, the message is as clear as day. I can only speak for myself of course.
  3. Tenshinhan

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    I'm sorry, but I'm not sure where you're getting any of this from. As for the show, I never said that Brad and Lucas are above criticism of any kind. Only that the criticism has consequences, particularly when you have a homosexual couple being criticized for their parenting by the heterosexual birth mother. Yes, you are free to write stories like that. But those stories can carry with them unintended messages that cause harm.
  4. Tenshinhan

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    That's exactly what it is. A woman complaining about the parenting of a gay man. That doesn't change because of a character's motives or reasoning. As stated earlier, the message is still there, even if not everyone picks up on it. And then of course there's always the unconscious mind to consider. I agree that hopefully sometime in the future it won't be an issue.
  5. Tenshinhan

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    Regardless of Willow's reasons, you still have a gay man being criticized for his parenting by the birth mother, who is being portrayed as knowing better than the gay adoptive parents. The message is still there, so I can see why it might be concerning.
  6. Tenshinhan

    Naruto: Shippuden

    They both fear and hate the kids because the Tailed Beasts killed their loved ones and caused all of that destruction. To most, the demons and their hosts are one and the same. So some might attack them, and some might avoid them, but they all fear/hate them.
  7. Tenshinhan

    GH In The News: The PC Press Club

    What happened to 2013?? Same reasons?
  8. Tenshinhan

    Angel

    That's interesting because it was Strega's recaps that first brought me to TWoP back in the day. I never got the impression that she hated the show. I felt there was a healthy amount of snark for a show that could be so silly.
  9. Tenshinhan

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    Somehow I doubt many of them even pick up on any of it in the first place. But if any of them do, the "it's a job" excuse might be what keeps things going.
  10. Tenshinhan

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    Interesting that Joss's friend Trina is Black now. I guess the writers thought a race swap was easier than creating a new character.
  11. Tenshinhan

    Dragon Ball Super

    The close-up on the eyes thing was something that was done in the actual series, which may be where Abridged got it from.
  12. Tenshinhan

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    Why do they write Kristina like she's a teenager? If I didn't watch the show I would never guess she's in her mid-twenties.
  13. Tenshinhan

    Dragon Ball Super

    Goku's line to Gohan during the Cell Games was about him becoming a scholar, at least in the original version. That's always been the profession that Gohan and the other characters talked about since the beginning of the series. Once DBZ starts, Chichi's character is written to reflect the stereotype of the education-obsessed Asian mother, so that's part of the reason why Gohan is pushed in the "scholarly" direction. Gohan is also written in many ways to be an "anti-Goku". His language and speaking patterns are noticeably much more formal and polite (in the original) than Goku's, his intellect broader, and he's first introduced as a "sheltered crybaby" as opposed to the untamed and fearless Goku. Additionally, Chichi and Ox-King are both portrayed as being "country bumpkin" types themselves, even more so than Goku. So maybe part of Chichi's motivation for Gohan's education stems from her own background and desire for Gohan to not have to face that kind of social stigma, etc. This was in the third DB movie, Mystical Adventure. It takes place in an alternate reality and is not canon to the series in any way.
  14. Tenshinhan

    Dragon Ball Super

    Possessing a "third eye" is a symbol of spiritual awakening and enlightenment in Asian mythology/religions; it's a common character trait in Wuxia fiction. While there's no in-story explanation for it, there is a section in one of the official guidebooks that suggests that Tien/Tenshinhan is a descendant of the "Three-Eyed Clan", a race of Earthlings descended from aliens. This was probably only written as an attempt to retroactively explain the character's unusual abilities, and doesn't come from the author himself. Chiaotzu is just another Earthling, however his appearance is based off of a jiangshi, a Chinese vampire that feeds on Ki/Chi. It's a creature very common in East Asian horror and pop culture.
  15. Tenshinhan

    Episode Discussion: TFGH

    Yeah, I couldn't help but think how White that church was for a Black couple's wedding. Although I did notice they stuck a few Black extras in the back row, I guess to acknowledge that the couple must at least have some Black relatives/friends. Plus that one Black cop who's always at the front desk in the station was there, but now I'm not sure if it was because it was the Commissioner's wedding or because he's Black.
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