Bulbasaur is such a sweetie, seriously.
#SERIOUSLY #ASH’S BULBASAUR IS ONE OF THE COOLEST POKEMON IN TERMS OF PERSONALITY #HE ROCKS TOGEPI TO SLEEP WHEN IT’S CRYING #IT PROTECTED AND LOOKED AFTER OTHER POKEMON BEFORE ASH CAUGHT IT #IT ACTUALLY SAW RIGHT THROUGH ONE OF TEAM ROCKET’S DISGUISES AND DECIDED TO FUCK THEIR SHIT UP FOR TRYING TO STEAL POKEMON #in other words: bulbasaur is a kind and caring pokemon who looks out for others and will fuck you up if you try to hurt it’s friends
pikachu and squirtle just look so fucking impressed they’re like
DUDE HE WAS SAD AND NOW HE’S NOT SAD
YOU UNSADDED HIM
DUDE I THINK YOU MIGHT BE MAGIC”
My A Redtail’s Dream book (by Minna Sundberg!!) arrived today, all 600-something pages of full color, lush Finnish comic glory!! Every last inch of it is beaaauuuutiful, which is no surprise considering how painstakingly hard Minna worked on putting this book together. I’m so thrilled!! My aRTD fanart is also featured in the back among many other gorgeous artworks by other fans, which is an incredible honor!
You can (and should) read the completed webcomic A Redtail’s Dream here!
Cosmo, you sexist piece of shit.
Oh boo. There’s Wanda, his wife, grinning evilly in the background as he’s saying it.
Besides, context is important. Remember what this episode was? "Queen for a Day." The one with Trixie Tang’s birthday?
The entire point of Wanda hitting Timmy with this wish was to teach a moral to him. Timmy was hitting a mental roadblock trying to come up with a birthday present for Trixie, not having a clue what “a girl” would want for her birthday. Cue the wish forcing him into a female body and… Still pretty much liking the exact same stuff. And as he later found out, Trixie liked the same things he did, even if gender norms didn’t fit for it all.
In the end, Timmy ends up giving Trixie the present she wanted in a comic book store, but fakes getting upset over it when he gives it to her because her friends thought it was only for boys. But, she WAS grateful.
And this moment? This right here? Our male protagonist, Timmy, is now getting playfully mocked by Cosmo for suddenly being a girl. That’s going to teach boys, through the eyes of Timmy, how stupid it is to be demeaning to females for being female.
This episode was basically a giant slap in the face to the idea of gender norms. And you’re still calling Cosmo sexist for reinforcing the moral, which is how stupid even casual sexism is?
Childhood is firmly not ruined, thank you.
And you know what sucks about this? That everything in this episode was completely forgotten. Completely. Trixie being a tomboy and a closet nerd? We never see that side of her again. Never. Talk about wasted potential for some great development.
“To the people clinging to the notion that female-led pictures are a niche genre, people see them! They make money! The world is round, people!” - Cate Blanchett
THIS BIRD IS SO CONFUSED