So today’s comic is inspired by several quotes I’ve read from various franchise leaders whose responses to questions about female leads come across as somewhat insincere. Lots of fantasy media likes to play it safe and keep the focus where it has always been- on the guys. However, as these products become more mainstream, creators are being faced more frequently with the question of when female characters will have a chance to shine. This isn’t to say they’re completely unwilling to take the chance, (since Feige’s statement for instance, a Captain Marvel movie was announced, then subsequently moved back in favor of Sony and Marvel’s joint Spidey reboot.) and certainly none of these franchises hold any obligation to take that chance beyond pleasing their audience, but there is an overwhelmng feeling of dishonesty emenating from statements from mwn with the final say in a franchise’s decisions shrugging off responsibility and claiming that he wants to do it, if only the stars aligned properly in order to allow it. The only limit in fiction is your imagination. Any answer less than “We have a plan to do it; it’s on the way” actually means, We don’t want to do it.” And at this point, I’m more frustrated with the lies than anything else.
Hey you guys! I want to thank you all for getting Cartridge past its first Patreon goal of $30 a month, so I made a Patron-exclusive Typo Demon wallpaper to thank you, and I have to admit, I think it’s the cutest Typo I’ve ever drawn. To get access, just become a Patron! It’s available to all donation levels. Plus you’re helping me out in a big way!
So I finally joined the ranks of many of my fellow webcomic artists and joined Patreon to give you an opportunity to support the comic. Please take a moment to watch the video below, and consider becoming a Patron today! I’ve got a bunch of rewards, and am working on adding more.
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Alright guys, today I’ve got two videos for you! The first is my reaction to the amazing third and final trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron. There’s some truly incredible new footage, and I couldn’t be more excited for this movie to just come out already.
And the next would be the first episode of my Let’s Play of Five Nights at Freddy’s 3, which I think is a huge step up from the previous games. The cameras were mostly a distraction before, making the core gameplay more about sticking to a pattern that covers all your bases for defending yourself. This time, the extras have been stripped away so that the main focus can actually become watching the animatronic on the cameras. Even though stripping away so many features seems like it would be a step back, it actually makes the game more terrifying, plus the game seems to have figured out ways to include the rest of the gang by making them non-lethal hazards that could open you up to death if not handled properly.
It seems today is a day for threes, so I’ll throw in a third video that doesn’t come from myself to keep the theme going. On the topic of Avengers, Nerdist News uncovered some secrets in that trailer that are far more amazing than my speculation:
Seriously, that’s some amazing nerd sleuthing. I totally missed the Crimson Cowl nod, and the clues to the forming of the Masters of Evil? It’s so well hidden, yet so many pieces are there that it seems almost obvious! My hat is off to you, Nerdist!