Strip Search 12: Magic Skateboards

An oversexed mage

While I can see why the WoTC people went with the design they did, I really liked Katie’s “sexy” design. It really took the character in a different direction, which was something I think a lot of the artists were afraid to do.

While Graham disappointed me by not donning his gas mask at any point, this was a great 20 minutes of art-entertainment. The “Design a Skateboard Based on this Character” challenge was fun, and it even featured that watching-people-draw-over-the-shoulder stuff viewers have been clamoring for (no seriously, apparently they have.) Personally, I only just learned how to play Magic:The Gathering a few months ago, so I wasn’t over the moon with excitement about the Wizards of The Coast cross-promotion, but dedicated Magic fans probably had to retire to their fainting couches about three minutes into this episode. Continue reading Strip Search 12: Magic Skateboards

Strip Search #11: Paint Fumes And Pineapples

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I hope Graham occasionally dons the gas mask when he introduces challenges throughout the rest of the show. I mean, they already bought the things, may as well get their money’s worth.

In Strip Search 11, the kids get to spray paint the walls of someone’s garage, and for a minute there I thought someone was definitely going to end up going to the hospital for inhaling paint fumes, but the team wisely provided gas masks for all.

That’s totally something that would have happened on America’s Greatest Otaku, though. Continue reading Strip Search #11: Paint Fumes And Pineapples

Nine Reasons Why The World Needs More Polar Bear Cafe

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Some would say that we didn’t really need 50 whole episodes of Polar Bear Cafe, a show that was basically about zoo animals sitting upright and drinking coffee; some people are idiots. Here are some of the top reasons why my favorite slice of life show really should come back for a second season, and fast. Continue reading Nine Reasons Why The World Needs More Polar Bear Cafe

Spring 2013: Red Data Girl

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So, I decide to get back into anime blogging a bit, and what’s the first series I pick at random? Red Data Girl, a spring series about a meek shrine maiden who’s the human host for another shrine maiden, only with nicer clothes. And she needs other people to use Google for her because computers break around her– especially when she cuts her bangs.

Look, they can’t all be winners. Continue reading Spring 2013: Red Data Girl

On Strip Search

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A screen from episode 10. You can’t tell from this still, but Mike Krahulik is freaking out just a little bit because he might have to eliminate someone based on her Twitter habits, for some strange reason.

**Spoilers for Strip Search Episode 10**

I was thinking of recapping Strip Search (the online reality show for webcomic artists presented by Penny Arcade), then right around the time the first episode was posted, Otakusphere went down for weeks. Now it’s up to episode 10. Oh well, better late than never. Continue reading On Strip Search