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30 Day Digimon Challenge - Day 13

I actually feel a little bad about this pick, since it’s the one EVERYBODY makes.  At this point, being a Digimon fan who complains about Meiko is a bit like being a wrestling fan who complains about Roman Reigns.  It’s such a cliche that it’s honestly a bit lame to keep on doing it… and yet, here we are.

I mean, good God, Meiko is a worse self-insert fanfic character than most actual fanfic self-inserts.  All this character does is take over scenes, receive affection from the established characters, and feel sorry for herself in a calculated attempt to generate audience sympathy.  Really stop and think about it for a second: if you removed Meiko from Digimon Tri entirely, if Meicoomon were just a stray Digimon running around on her own, what would actually change?  What affect does this character have on the plot that wouldn’t have been achieved via other, previously established means?  She’s completely and utterly POINTLESS!

And believe you me, it takes a LOT for me to dislike a character worse than I already dislike most of the goggleheads.  I think Tai and Davis are utter jokes compared to Matt and TK.  I think Masaru is a charmless idiot thug.  There are debilitating childhood illnesses that I like more than Tagiru.  Yet, even taken together, none of them damaged their series to the degree that Meiko did.

…although, at the very last minute, Meiko DID manage to infuriate Tai/Sora shippers, so even she’s not ALL bad *evil laugh*

(If that rant didn’t drive you away, then be sure to read all the other Conventional Wisdom comics, and maybe even donate on Patreon!)
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30 Day Digimon Challenge - day 12
I mean… just look at him.  LOOK AT HIM.  I still vividly remember stumbling onto him in the Digimon card game and feeling like I was the victim of someone’s cruel, malicious joke… and yeah, I know Betsumon basically IS a joke character, but still… ugh… just… just get it away…

(Here goes another link to my Conventional Wisdom comics and a plea for Patreon donations)
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30 Day Digimon Challenge - day 11

Yeah, I know, I’ve gushed about Taiki a lot already, but it really bears repeating.  See, the Gogglehead is usually my least favorite part of any season’s lineup.  I’m not the biggest fan of the hot-blooded hero tropes to begin with, and Digimon is often especially bad about presenting these characters as selfish, idiotic numbskulls rather than the team leaders they’re supposed to be.  Taiki won me over immediately for NOT being that  He’s a rare Gogglehead who’s actually believable as a competent leader, which is ESPECIALLY important given the whole Army General gimmick of Xros Wars.  Yeah, he can still be a numbskull at times, but even then he always comes across as selfless rather than selfish, which just makes him that mush more endearing as a protagonist.

…yet I also feel like Takato is a better character.  As much as I like what Xros Wars did with Taiki, he’s still an extremely simplistic, straightforward character.  Takato, on the other hand, is much more nuanced and complicated, undergoing a much greater development over the course of the show.  If Taiki is the idea embodiment of the Gogglehead, then Takato is the ultimate subversion of all those tropes: meek and shy instead of aggressive and confident, less of a leader and more the linchpin in a team of equals.  As long as it’s done WELL, a trope subverted is a lot more interesting than that trope competently played straight, and while it’s a lot harder to pull off, I think Takato absolutely succeeds at that.

…part of me wants to tack on that I don’t dislike Haru from Digimon Universe either, but I still haven’t seen enough of that show to really make a decisive call either way.

(This is the part where I include a link to more Conventional Wisdom comics and also beg for donations on Patreon)
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30 Day Digimon Challenge - day 10

Poor, poor Tamers.  Poor over-achieving, under-appreciated Tamers. Beloved by a small, aggressive, uber-nerdy few and ignored by the masses entirely.  You truly are the Deep Space 9 of the Digimon franchise.  And I will love you ‘till the day I die.

Seriously, Digimon Tamers is EMBARRASSINGLY good for a merchandise-driven children’s cartoon.  This show hits classic Doctor Who levels of trying harder than a kid’s show actually needed to try.  Heck, Tamers is probably a better Grown Up Digimon Show than the ACTUAL Digimon for grownups we got years later!  On an intellectual level, I can understand all the various reasons why this series never caught on the way Adventure did, but I still think it’s the crowning jewel of the entire Digimon franchise.

…although the first third of Xros Wars is right up there, too!

(Don’t forget to go read all the other Conventional Wisdom comics, and maybe even donate on Patreon if you like what you see!)
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30 Day Digimon Challenge - day 9

I just really like Taiki, guys.  I’m trying not to say too much because I still have to pick a Best Gogglehead later on, but I really, REALLY like Taiki.  The Digimon franchise has a long, troubled history of presenting hot-blooded hero characters in a way that, to me at least, comes across as really obnoxious and annoying in ways that run counter to the show’s obvious intentions.  But Taiki?  No, I genuinely buy it when they say he’s a cool dude, and pretty much every relationship Xros Wars establishes for him is believable and satisfying as a result.  And that’s ESPECIALLY important given the expanded leader roll that Xros Wars required- NO NO, WE’RE NOT THERE YET!  *sigh*  I just totally buy that Taiki is everybody’s best friend, okay?

(blah blah blah more comics at Conventional Wisdom blah blah blah Patreon)
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Blitzkrieg1701
Simon Ladd
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United States
Current Residence: North Carolina
Favourite genre of music: Psychedelic, Indie, British Invasion
Personal Quote: "It takes an idiot to do cool things, that's what makes it cool"
Interests
So here's the deal, I basically never write Journal entries except to explain why I don't write journal entries.  If I know this thing is going to say the exact same thing for ages and ages, I might as well use it to make up for the OTHER thing I suck at: responding to personal messages and comments in a timely fashion (or at all).  Thus, here are my standard answers to all the standard questions/comments/requests I've gotten, right here whenever you need 'em!

Hey, that new picture you posted is really great!  I love it!
Thanks!

Hey, that new picture you posted really sucks.  I hate it.
Thanks!

Do you do requests/art trades/commissions?
Sadly, no.  I've tried in the past, but the blunt truth is that I SUCK at time management.  Just getting my own projects done on time is a constant struggle, let alone stuff that someone else asked for unexpectedly.  Every time I've tried, the requested stuff just doesn't get done, and that's bad.  Sure, I'd LIKE to do more stuff for other people, the added exposure would be terrific.  But there's lots of stuff I'd LIKE that just don't happen.  So, no requests or whatever.  Sorry.

Can I use your picture for _____?
Whatever it is, go for it!  I know some people get really uptight about others using their artwork in ways outside their control, but I'm not one of them.  (If I was, I wouldn't go posting my stuff all over the Internet to begin with)  I mean, I'd LIKE anybody who posts a picture of mine elsewhere to mention who originally drew it, but I won't loose any sleep if you don't.  Basically, as long as you're not slapping my art onto a sea of merchandising and making millions of dollars for yourself, I don't care... and if you think you're gonna make millions of MY crappy doodles, I just feel sorry for you.

Can I get some feedback on this thing I did?
Um... Could you ask somebody else?  I'm too much of a "if you're doing what you wanna do, who cares?" kind of guy to have much in the way of constructive feedback.  The exception is when i'm so invested in something that it sparks fanboy ranting, but then you wouldn't have to ask me about it in the first place (heck, you'd have to ask me to STOP)

Can I draw one of the characters from your webcomics?
HECK YES. Fanart is one of the most awesome creations in human history.  MAKE SOME OF IT!!!  DO THAT THING!

Uh, my fanart was going to have some *insert NSFW thing here* Is that okay?
This is another one of those "If I couldn't handle it, I wouldn't put my stuff in the Internet" things.  I'd be happy to go the rest of my life without thinking about somebody else getting off to one of my creations, but if it's gonna happen, I know better than to think I can stop it with some disclaimer.  Actually, I have this paranoid fear that some troll might commission some rule 34 of my stuff specifically because I dared to say you couldn't (stranger things have happened on the web)  So if you MUST, knock yourself out.  Just keep it someplace where I don't have to look at it, 'kay?

Could YOU draw *insert NSFW thing here*?
No.

Wait, you draw webcomics?
Yup, Far Out There and Conventional Wisdom. A pretty good chunk of the stuff in my gallery comes from one or the other.

When are you gong to do more of that comic with the cute alien?
Uh, yeah... probably shouldn't have ended that last one on a cliffhanger, huh?  Believe me, I WANT to do more, but it's another matter of me already having too many things that aren't getting finished on time.  BUT ONE DAY, WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT, THERE WILL BE MORE.

Are you going to be at *insert convention here*?
Generally speaking, I only go to cons in the Southeastern US, and then only ones that my friends are also going to.  Aside from the fact that I can neither afford to travel on my own nor successfully put together any kind of plan on my own, my main reason for going to cons is so I can run around and find things to draw comics about.  Thus, I can really only do cons if there's people I trust around to watch my junk while I'm roaming the floor.  The side effect of this is that my con plans are often in a state of flux, since they depend so much on other people's plans, so it's hard to keep one of those "My Convention List For This Year" things.  Basically, just watch Conventional Wisdom's Facebook page for convention news when I know something.

Hey, I'm going to *insert convention here*, wanna come with me?
Thanks, but I've made it a policy to only travel to/room at cons with people I already know really well (or, at least, can be vouched for by people I already know really well)  It just cuts down on the drama by a factor of LOTS.

ANY DIGIMON RELATED QUESTION
Why am I even mention that here?  That's, like, the one topic that's SURE to get a direct response from me in a timely fashion!

Well, that's everything I can think of.  Anything else that's not coming to mind probably doesn't get asked often enough to warrant inclusion here, so I'll wrap it up.  You now know ALL THE ANSWERS EVER.
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  • Watching: MST3k
  • Drinking: Ginger Ale

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Happy Birthday!
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Thanks!
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You're welcome.
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Happy Birthday!!
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JourneyRider Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday! birthday cake 
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Happy Birthday!!
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Thanks!
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VideoGameStupid Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015
I just saw your Otakon 2015 comic story and I saw you did Dr.Forrester. This is probably a stupidly obvious answer but is this you videogamestupid.deviantart.com… ?
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Blitzkrieg1701 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
Yup, that's me!
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Alright cool added you in description.
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