• What trope describes giving characters (dark) rings around the eyes and thick, bushy eyebrows to make them look more sinister?

    Hi. As a writer and cartoonist, I've always kind of wondered about this. Certain characters are given dark rings around the eyes and thick, bushy eyebrows to make them look more sinister. Some characters that have this are Wile E. Coyote or Ralph Wolf from Looney Tunes, Wario and Waluigi from the Mario series, Ratigan from Disney's... show more
    Hi. As a writer and cartoonist, I've always kind of wondered about this. Certain characters are given dark rings around the eyes and thick, bushy eyebrows to make them look more sinister. Some characters that have this are Wile E. Coyote or Ralph Wolf from Looney Tunes, Wario and Waluigi from the Mario series, Ratigan from Disney's "The Great Mouse Detective". What trope is this? Sometimes villains are just given bushy brows to make them look sinister, but I'm not referring to this. This doesn't even fit what I am talking about: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/M... I'm trying to find the name of the trope that fits what I described above- a trope that has to do with characters given (dark) rings around the eyes and thick, bushy eyebrows to make them look more sinister. I haven't found this yet. Please help- thank you.
    1 answer · Comics & Animation · 17 hours ago
  • Why are some people "afraid" to use the word "dead" or "death" in the names of characters in cartoons aimed at kids?

    Hi. I am just a little curious about this. I was told in another question Deadshot appeared in the "Justice League" cartoon alongside the Suicide Squad, but was called "Task Force X" to make him sound more kid-friendly. I know in the "Teen Titans", "Teen Titans Go!" cartoons and in the "Teen Titans... show more
    Hi. I am just a little curious about this. I was told in another question Deadshot appeared in the "Justice League" cartoon alongside the Suicide Squad, but was called "Task Force X" to make him sound more kid-friendly. I know in the "Teen Titans", "Teen Titans Go!" cartoons and in the "Teen Titans Go!" movie, WB doesn't call Deathstroke "Deathstroke", he's referred to as "Slade". I don't know about other cartoons, that is. cartoons not based on comics, but it seems like some people are "afraid" to use the word "dead" or "death" in the names of characters in cartoons aimed at kids. Why is this? Are they "afraid" of emotionally or psychologically scarring or traumatizing kids? DC's "Deadman" and Marvel's "Deadpool" are the only characters I can think of who are exceptions to this- they appeared in kids' cartoons without having their names changed. The original Teen Titans cartoon is perhaps one of the most visually-disturbing and violent kids' cartoons ever made, but cartoon makers are concerned about character names. I am just curious about this. Please help. Thank you.
    1 answer · Comics & Animation · 1 day ago
  • How long will it take before the world moves on from talking about Stan Lee?

    Hi. We know Marvel Comics' mogul Stan Lee passed on 11/12/18. I don't know if they talked about this on TV or on the radio but it seemed like the internet was making a big to-do over his passing, especially on social media. Is the world still talking about him, or have they moved on? If they are still talking about him, how long will it... show more
    Hi. We know Marvel Comics' mogul Stan Lee passed on 11/12/18. I don't know if they talked about this on TV or on the radio but it seemed like the internet was making a big to-do over his passing, especially on social media. Is the world still talking about him, or have they moved on? If they are still talking about him, how long will it be before they stop? Usually when celebs pass, people stop talking about them after a few days. I'm a Christian- I hope Mr. Lee got Saved before he passed. I'm just curious. Please help- thank you.
    2 answers · Comics & Animation · 1 day ago
  • Has anyone in the music industry written and performed any songs about about Marvel Comics' Stan Lee since he passed? Songs in any genre?

    Stan Lee passed away 11/12/18. Have any rappers or singers written and performed any songs about him since he passed? Songs in any genre? Country/western, rock, rap, etc.? That would be very interesting. I'd like to hear some. Please help- thank you.
    Stan Lee passed away 11/12/18. Have any rappers or singers written and performed any songs about him since he passed? Songs in any genre? Country/western, rock, rap, etc.? That would be very interesting. I'd like to hear some. Please help- thank you.
    Other - Music · 2 days ago
  • Why didn't Stan Lee call his company "Excelsior Comics" instead of "Marvel Comics"?

    Hi. Stan "The Man" Lee, the Marvel Comics mogul, just passed two days ago, on 11/12/18. Marvel Comics started out as Timely Comics in 1939 but was renamed "Marvel Comics" in 1961, and in 1961 Stan Lee was writer-editor. I don't know if Lee was responsible for the company's rebranding in 1961 or not- I can't find a... show more
    Hi. Stan "The Man" Lee, the Marvel Comics mogul, just passed two days ago, on 11/12/18. Marvel Comics started out as Timely Comics in 1939 but was renamed "Marvel Comics" in 1961, and in 1961 Stan Lee was writer-editor. I don't know if Lee was responsible for the company's rebranding in 1961 or not- I can't find a viable source that verifies this. I would like to think he was, because Lee eventually took over the company and became the company's spokesman until he retired from Marvel in the '90s. If Lee did rename Timely Comics "Marvel Comics" why didn't he call his company "Excelsior Comics" instead? "Excelsior" was the Latin word that became Lee's catchphrase. It means "ever upward"; it's also a word used in the names of hotels, newspapers, and other products to indicate superior quality. That being said, "Excelsior Comics" to me sounds more awe-inspiring than "Marvel Comics". I'm just curious about this. Please help- thank you.
    3 answers · Comics & Animation · 3 days ago
  • What funny, original ideas for animated Christmas specials do you have you'd like to share?

    Hi. I have one. I don't know if you are familiar with the movie "Slingblade" or not: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sling_Blade_(film) but the main character, Karl Childers, has been the subject of a number of parodies. Why? Karl is kind of like Forrest Gump, except he's not as smart, and he's a "good ol' boy"... show more
    Hi. I have one. I don't know if you are familiar with the movie "Slingblade" or not: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sling_Blad... but the main character, Karl Childers, has been the subject of a number of parodies. Why? Karl is kind of like Forrest Gump, except he's not as smart, and he's a "good ol' boy" from Arkansas. The film itself was not meant to be funny, though. Anyway, I thought of the idea of a Slingblade-themed animated Xmas special, either called "A Karl Childers Christmas" or "Karl Childers Saves Christmas". I haven't decided on a working title though. In the special, Karl decides to help decorate the inside and outside of his home and do other Xmas-related activities. You can have one scene in which he's on his roof getting ready for the holiday and his granny steps outside. He tells her to go back in, after noticing Santa's sleigh above him. Santa's sleigh lands in front of his home and one of his reindeer knocks Karl's granny out. Karl says to Santa, "Whatcha hit my granny fer? What hit my granny fer?" This is a "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" reference, and it works on two levels because it's also referencing "Slingblade". The tagline for the special could be Karl saying, "Fun fer the whole family! Mmm hmm! Bring the young'uns!" At most, the special would probably be rated TV-PG, and it would probably be aimed at adults. Funny idea or is this in bad taste? What about you? What are your ideas? Please help- thank you.
    1 answer · Comics & Animation · 3 days ago
  • What funny, original ideas for animated Christmas specials do you have you'd like to share?

    Hi. I have one. I don't know if you are familiar with the movie "Slingblade" or not: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sling_Blade_(film) but the main character, Karl Childers, has been the subject of a number of parodies. Why? Karl is kind of like Forrest Gump, except he's not as smart, and he's a "good ol' boy"... show more
    Hi. I have one. I don't know if you are familiar with the movie "Slingblade" or not: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sling_Blad... but the main character, Karl Childers, has been the subject of a number of parodies. Why? Karl is kind of like Forrest Gump, except he's not as smart, and he's a "good ol' boy" from Arkansas. The film itself was not meant to be funny, though. Anyway, I thought of the idea of a Slingblade-themed animated Xmas special, either called "A Karl Childers Christmas" or "Karl Childers Saves Christmas". I haven't decided on a working title though. In the special, Karl decides to help decorate the inside and outside of his home and do other Xmas-related activities. You can have one scene in which he's on his roof getting ready for the holiday and his granny steps outside. He tells her to go back in, after noticing Santa's sleigh above him. Santa's sleigh lands in front of his home and one of his reindeer knocks Karl's granny out. Karl says to Santa, "Whatcha hit my granny fer? What hit my granny fer?" This is a "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" reference, and it works on two levels because it's also referencing "Slingblade". The tagline for the special could be Karl saying, "Fun fer the whole family! Mmm hmm! Bring the young'uns!" At most, the special would probably be rated TV-PG, and it would probably be aimed at adults. Funny idea or is this in bad taste? What about you? What are your ideas? Please help- thank you.
    Christmas · 3 days ago
  • Poll: What funny, original ideas for animated Christmas specials do you have you'd like to share?

    Hi. I have one. I don't know if you are familiar with the movie "Slingblade" or not: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sling_Blade_(film) but the main character, Karl Childers, has been the subject of a number of parodies. Why? Karl is kind of like Forrest Gump, except he's not as smart, and he's a "good ol' boy"... show more
    Hi. I have one. I don't know if you are familiar with the movie "Slingblade" or not: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sling_Blad... but the main character, Karl Childers, has been the subject of a number of parodies. Why? Karl is kind of like Forrest Gump, except he's not as smart, and he's a "good ol' boy" from Arkansas. The film itself was not meant to be funny, though. Anyway, I thought of the idea of a Slingblade-themed animated Xmas special, either called "A Karl Childers Christmas" or "Karl Childers Saves Christmas". I haven't decided on a working title though. In the special, Karl decides to help decorate the inside and outside of his home and do other Xmas-related activities. You can have one scene in which he's on his roof getting ready for the holiday and his granny steps outside. He tells her to go back in, after noticing Santa's sleigh above him. Santa's sleigh lands in front of his home and one of his reindeer knocks Karl's granny out. Karl says to Santa, "Whatcha hit my granny fer? What hit my granny fer?" This is a "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" reference, and it works on two levels because it's also referencing "Slingblade". The tagline for the special could be Karl saying, "Fun fer the whole family! Mmm hmm! Bring the young'uns!" At most, the special would probably be rated TV-PG, and it would probably be aimed at adults. Funny idea or is this in bad taste? What about you? What are your ideas? Please help- thank you.
    Polls & Surveys · 3 days ago
  • Do voice actors always look at storyboards when they are recording dialogue so they can get a sense of the pacing in each scene?

    Hi. I was an animation student years and I am curious about this. I know professional voice actors usually work in sound studios acting out dialogue from scripts but do they also look at storyboards too when they voice act, so they can get a sense of the pacing of the dialogue in each scene? That would make a lot of sense to do. Voice actors need... show more
    Hi. I was an animation student years and I am curious about this. I know professional voice actors usually work in sound studios acting out dialogue from scripts but do they also look at storyboards too when they voice act, so they can get a sense of the pacing of the dialogue in each scene? That would make a lot of sense to do. Voice actors need to know how to play off of each other but they also need to know how to properly time their dialogue. Pacing in animation is important. They also need to develop a feel for their characters in each scene. That's why it help to look at storyboards, so it can help the voice actors visualize how to properly act in each scene. I think it is also easier to record dialogue the way I described as opposed to just recording lines and then trying to figure out how to properly edit and cue dialogue later. Once the dialogue is performed properly under the director's supervision, then the animators will know how to properly animate each scene. Please help- thank you.
    1 answer · Comics & Animation · 4 days ago
  • Do voice actors always look at storyboards when they are recording dialogue so they can get a sense of the pacing in each scene?

    Hi. I was an animation student years and I am curious about this. I know professional voice actors usually work in sound studios acting out dialogue from scripts but do they also look at storyboards too when they voice act, so they can get a sense of the pacing of the dialogue in each scene? That would make a lot of sense to do. Voice actors need... show more
    Hi. I was an animation student years and I am curious about this. I know professional voice actors usually work in sound studios acting out dialogue from scripts but do they also look at storyboards too when they voice act, so they can get a sense of the pacing of the dialogue in each scene? That would make a lot of sense to do. Voice actors need to know how to play off of each other but they also need to know how to properly time their dialogue. Pacing in animation is important. They also need to develop a feel for their characters in each scene. That's why it help to look at storyboards, so it can help the voice actors visualize how to properly act in each scene. I think it is also easier to record dialogue the way I described as opposed to just recording lines and then trying to figure out how to properly edit and cue dialogue later. Once the dialogue is performed properly under the director's supervision, then the animators will know how to properly animate each scene. Please help- thank you.
    2 answers · Theater & Acting · 4 days ago
  • Poll: Is this joke funny or not?

    Okay. An alien lands on Earth somewhere in the U.S. and he meets a random stranger, let's say, an American hillbilly. They start talking to each other and at one point the hillbilly says to the alien, "Say spaceman! If you're from outer space how come you know how to speak English? That's an EARTH language, cuz." The alien... show more
    Okay. An alien lands on Earth somewhere in the U.S. and he meets a random stranger, let's say, an American hillbilly. They start talking to each other and at one point the hillbilly says to the alien, "Say spaceman! If you're from outer space how come you know how to speak English? That's an EARTH language, cuz." The alien says, "Well you know how they say English is a "universal language"? I'm from Saturn! Gonk! Gonk! Gonk! Saturn is not the only planet in the universe where people speak English. Gonk! Gonk! Gonk!" The hillbilly then says, "Oh! Ya got me there, spaceman!" What do you think? Please help- thank you.
    1 answer · Polls & Surveys · 4 days ago
  • Is this joke funny or not?

    Okay. An alien lands on Earth somewhere in the U.S. and he meets a random stranger, let's say, an American hillbilly. They start talking to each other and at one point the hillbilly says to the alien, "Say spaceman! If you're from outer space how come you know how to speak English? That's an EARTH language, cuz." The alien... show more
    Okay. An alien lands on Earth somewhere in the U.S. and he meets a random stranger, let's say, an American hillbilly. They start talking to each other and at one point the hillbilly says to the alien, "Say spaceman! If you're from outer space how come you know how to speak English? That's an EARTH language, cuz." The alien says, "Well you know how they say English is a "universal language"? I'm from Saturn! Gonk! Gonk! Gonk! Saturn is not the only planet in the universe where people speak English. Gonk! Gonk! Gonk!" The hillbilly then says, "Oh! Ya got me there, spaceman!" What do you think? Please help- thank you.
    5 answers · Jokes & Riddles · 4 days ago
  • Christians: What does dressing up as an animal have to do with devil worship?

    Hi. I am a Christian and I am a writer and artist. Over a year ago, I met a Christian penpal through this site who expressed an interest in the cartoons and comics I wanted to develop. I was trying to get some research done and I was asking for help to get my material developed, and this guy contacted me when he saw some of the questions I... show more
    Hi. I am a Christian and I am a writer and artist. Over a year ago, I met a Christian penpal through this site who expressed an interest in the cartoons and comics I wanted to develop. I was trying to get some research done and I was asking for help to get my material developed, and this guy contacted me when he saw some of the questions I posted. For over a year, we had lengthy discussions about toons, comics, video games and other forms of popular entertainment and other subjects and issues from a CHRISTIAN and BIBLICAL standpoint. He told me I shouldn't be drawing and creating "furries" or any anthropomorphic characters, like people in the world do, for a number of reasons: They are fabular, they promote paganism, secularism and the occult, they promote evolutionism, and dressing up in animal costumes promotes devil worship. By "dressing up in animal costumes" he means wearing fursuits like people in the furry community do, or dressing up as those anthropomorphic (animal) characters you see at theme parks, etc., or as sports mascots, video game mascots, etc. My penpal also likened anthropomorphic characters to familiar spirits. I am paraphrasing what he said, but I am not making any of this up. What does dressing up as an animal have to do with animal worship? I am curious and I don't get the correlation. I know the Word says we are supposed to worship the Creator and not the creations- this is referenced in Roman 1:25 Please help- thank you.
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 5 days ago
  • What's the difference between an "oath", a "vow", and a "pledge" as far as giving money is concerned?

    Hi. I am a Christian. I am curious about this. I have heard Christians on TV talk about giving vows or pledges to their networks. This has to do with giving money. I haven't seen, read or heard anyone use the term "oath" in this context, but I assume it has something to do or can have something to do with giving money also.... show more
    Hi. I am a Christian. I am curious about this. I have heard Christians on TV talk about giving vows or pledges to their networks. This has to do with giving money. I haven't seen, read or heard anyone use the term "oath" in this context, but I assume it has something to do or can have something to do with giving money also. What's the difference between an "oath", a "vow", and a "pledge" as far as giving money is concerned? Please help- thank you.
    3 answers · Languages · 5 days ago
  • Christians: What's the difference between an "oath", a "vow", and a "pledge" as far as giving money is concerned?

    Hi. I am a Christian. I am curious about this. I have heard Christians on TV talk about giving vows or pledges to their networks. This has to do with giving money. I haven't seen, read or heard anyone use the term "oath" in this context, but I assume it has something to do or can have something with giving money also. What's... show more
    Hi. I am a Christian. I am curious about this. I have heard Christians on TV talk about giving vows or pledges to their networks. This has to do with giving money. I haven't seen, read or heard anyone use the term "oath" in this context, but I assume it has something to do or can have something with giving money also. What's the difference between an "oath", a "vow", and a "pledge" as far as giving money is concerned? Please help- thank you.
    3 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 5 days ago
  • How are the comics community, industry and fans responding to Stan Lee's passing, and what's Marvel going to do now that Lee passed?

    Hi. How are the comics community, industry and fans responding to Stan Lee's passing? He just passed away 11/12/18. Stan Lee was the man who helped found and establish Marvel Comics back in the '60s. He was basically to comics what Disney was to animation. How are fans, and people in the comics community and industry responding to his... show more
    Hi. How are the comics community, industry and fans responding to Stan Lee's passing? He just passed away 11/12/18. Stan Lee was the man who helped found and establish Marvel Comics back in the '60s. He was basically to comics what Disney was to animation. How are fans, and people in the comics community and industry responding to his passing? How is DC Comics responding to it? What's going to happen to Marvel Comics now that he passed and what's Marvel going to do now that he passed? Who's going to take Lee's place? Is Hollywood doing anything special to pay tribute to Lee? I hope the man was Saved. I know he was sick. I am a Christian- I prayed he'd get Saved before he passed. I am curious about all this- please help. Thank you.
    1 answer · Comics & Animation · 5 days ago
  • Poll: How do you feel about Marvel Comics mogul Stan Lee's recent passing?

    Hi. I am a little curious about this. I was going to ask, "Will it be a sad day in comic bookdom if and when Stan Lee retires?" but I just learned right before I posted this question he just passed? How do you feel about his passing? I am a Christian- I prayed for him. I prayed that he would get Saved. I hope he got Saved before he... show more
    Hi. I am a little curious about this. I was going to ask, "Will it be a sad day in comic bookdom if and when Stan Lee retires?" but I just learned right before I posted this question he just passed? How do you feel about his passing? I am a Christian- I prayed for him. I prayed that he would get Saved. I hope he got Saved before he passed. He was an old man with health issues. As far as I know, no one knows what the official cause of his death is yet. He WAS 95. Please respond soon- thank you.
    3 answers · Polls & Surveys · 5 days ago
  • Are there any plans for any more Smash Bros. games in the future, or is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate the last one in the series?

    Hi. I am a little curious about this. Are there any plans for a NEW Smash Bros. game in the future? Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the most recent one that came out. Have any plans for any future Smash Bros. been announced, or is this game the last one in the series? Please help- thank you.
    Hi. I am a little curious about this. Are there any plans for a NEW Smash Bros. game in the future? Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the most recent one that came out. Have any plans for any future Smash Bros. been announced, or is this game the last one in the series? Please help- thank you.
    1 answer · Video & Online Games · 6 days ago
  • Christians: What does the Bible say about clowns? Is it WRONG for Christians to dress up like clowns and act like them?

    Hi. I am a Christian and I am curious about this. I was talking to some people in a chat room about clowns recently. I know some people have an aversion to them. I know not all clowns are bad. Clowns are often harmless, fun-loving entertainers for kids. Some people get paid to perform as clowns and some make careers out of it. What does the Bible... show more
    Hi. I am a Christian and I am curious about this. I was talking to some people in a chat room about clowns recently. I know some people have an aversion to them. I know not all clowns are bad. Clowns are often harmless, fun-loving entertainers for kids. Some people get paid to perform as clowns and some make careers out of it. What does the Bible say about clowns? Is it WRONG for Christians to dress up like clowns and act like them? I found this link: http://www.landoverbaptist.net/showthrea... I think it was offensive for people to dress up in clown guises for a church service. I had a Christian penpal who told me that Christians shouldn't cosplay and he gave me Scriptures pertaining to this to back up his claim: Ecclesiastes 2:1 and Isaiah 3:18-24 Technically speaking, whenever people dress up as clowns, performers or not, they are cosplaying. I am just curious. Please help- thank you.
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 week ago
  • Are we allowed to post links to OTHER people's questions in our questions?

    Hi. I am curious about this. If you wanted to post a link to someone else's questions in Yahoo! Answers in your questions as a point of reference, could you? Are you allowed to do that? Please help- thank you.
    Hi. I am curious about this. If you wanted to post a link to someone else's questions in Yahoo! Answers in your questions as a point of reference, could you? Are you allowed to do that? Please help- thank you.
    3 answers · Yahoo Answers · 1 week ago