Animasta's forum posts

#1 Posted by Animasta (14643 posts) -

@Mallard said:

I'm perplexed that this is even considered an issue in our culture. I challenge anyone to come up with a single good reason that consensual sex is in any way less acceptable of a topic for a child than ANY sort of violence.

cartoon violence is a lot different than realistic or even semi realistic violence... and again, I think people are making two seperate arguments; children shouldn't see explicit sexuality of any form and children's programming shouldn't be free of open homosexuals

#2 Posted by Animasta (14643 posts) -

@Ley_Lines said:

@Animasta said:

@GetEveryone said:

@TheFreepie: There was an episode of cow and chicken (I think) that dealt with lesbians and was, more or less, vehemently anti-gay propoganda.

oh god, just reading the description on wikipedia sounds horrible.

now I have to see how bad it is

It's on youtube, it wasn't anti-homosexual propaganda but it is perhaps insensitive in its over the top stereotypical nature. Being crude and insensitive was the whole schtick of the show, which i never cared for.

just watching it reminded me how terrible that show was; this wasn't even teh worst episode no matter how insensitive it was

#3 Posted by Animasta (14643 posts) -

@GetEveryone said:

@TheFreepie: There was an episode of cow and chicken (I think) that dealt with lesbians and was, more or less, vehemently anti-gay propoganda.

oh god, just reading the description on wikipedia sounds horrible.

now I have to see how bad it is

#4 Posted by Animasta (14643 posts) -

oh sure, that's where the problems come from in the first place (if I had to guess which would show one first, it'd be cartoon network because adult swim could leak out)

#5 Edited by Animasta (14643 posts) -

@StarvingGamer said:

When is there any sexuality in kids shows?

Also keep in mind that most kids are in heterosexual families because, you know, procreation. Heterosexual relationships are innocuous. They're easily forgotten and ignored. On the other hand, openly homosexual relationships are sure to raise questions that kids may not be mature enough to ask and parents may not be fully prepared to answer.

that's kinda iffy... if the kid is too young to fully understand, then telling him doesn't really mean anything anyway, and if they are old enough then great (I think the better word would be mature, honestly, because a kid may be mature enough at 5 whilst another might not be mature enough at 10). and the parents not being prepared to answer is dumb, because kids already ask questions they shouldn't know the answer to anyway (how is babby formed being the big one)

I mean I agree that anything approaching sexuality shouldnt really be touched on for under 10s (I don't see anything wrong with a character having two moms/dads in that situation necessarily, like the situation was in the spongebob episode rock-a-bye bivalve), but I see no reason for the programming of the 10-17 bracket to be so homo free, for lack of a better term.

#6 Posted by Animasta (14643 posts) -

@Oldirtybearon: regardless, there are still episodes about characters being attracted to other characters, though sex never enters the equation (obviously).

I mean I was honestly not just sticking to kids in general but preteen and teen programming and I couldn't think of anything THERE either that wasn't japanese (Sailor Moon had two of the characters in a relationship and that manga/anime was marketed to 10-17 year old girls)

#7 Posted by Animasta (14643 posts) -

@TheHBK: I was going to mention spongebob too, especially the clam raising episode

#8 Posted by Animasta (14643 posts) -

that theme song is permanently burned in my brain

also it was pretty good for what it was

#9 Posted by Animasta (14643 posts) -

@Brighty said:

@Shakey1245 said:

It's not that much of a shock really. Regardless of the games quality it was released in a post Christmas slot , two weeks from pay day for quite a few people, on a Tuesday rather than the traditional Friday. Whilst a simultaneous worldwide release is good for big, mainstream recognised games like Call of Duty or Halo something like DmC is going to suffer. I didn't even realise it was getting released at the same time as America so I just walked into a shop and there it was on the shelf all of a sudden.

Weird, so in the UK videogames are usually released on Fridays? I know DMC4 was, but this is the first I've heard of it as the norm.

europe has always had friday launches, as far as I know (and as far as I've heard from rock paper shotgun)

#10 Posted by Animasta (14643 posts) -

@Brighty: the major complaints were mostly about as relevant as the hair, I'm sorry (and the hair is representative OF the complaints, if not the only complaint)