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I do remember Freakies! Those animated commercials were so cool, I was a little young to see the cereal in the stores but I remember loving the toys based on the creatures.

The tribute is heartwarming and really shows you how much care went into creating some advertising characters back in the day, now they all just seem like throwbacks or some utterly lame creation of a marketing team, totally soulless.
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First of all the NeatoShop is what keeps Neatorama alive, so if you like what you see here then realize the shop is why you're still able to enjoy reading the site.

And the post was supposed to have a page break put in so if you wanted to look at more you can, I agree that without a page break it's a little much.

I'll make sure to add you to the list of "readers who like to complain" Sudz!
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I can't help but wonder- do you actually read comic books, Lisa? Anybody who does knows that this issue is pretty silly, because men are just as objectified- powerful male superhero= steroid beefcake, many of which run around half naked as well. And if you're scrawny? Well, you'd better have a cool power or you're screwed.

Wonder Woman is one of the most powerful characters in the DC Universe, nearly a match for Superman, and her classic outfits aren't particularly objectifying. Superheroes are about idealization, not reality, and this whole objectification issue is based on people who don't even read comics taking offense to the cover art, which any true comic reader knows hardly ever matches the storyline within the issue.

Are men offended when every romance novel in the world features a Fabio beefcake on the cover? No, because we know this is all marketing, a way for publishers to sell their books.

Another thing that makes this whole issue ridiculous is the fact that many superheroes wear clothes simply because of censorship. Comic book creators from the Golden Age have been quoted as saying if they could draw their characters naked they would, both male and female, because virtually invincible aliens wouldn't really feel the need to wear clothes. So Superman is actually supposed to be flying around naked, but that wouldn't fly with the parents and censors. How's that for objectification?

This issue is being pushed by non-readers but isn't stopping the publishers from doing what they've been doing for decades- making their target audience buy their books. They're never going to care much about these arguments because the people perpetuating this BS don't buy comics.

I suppose the only true test of public opinion would be a massive increase in male comic book characters being sexually objectified. I daresay if, however unlikely, that did happen all of a sudden, the only quantifiable result would be a reduction in comic book sales.

Personally I've been reading comics for over thirty years, and I know doing this wouldn't result in a reduction of sales because the so-called objectification would only take place on the covers, and real readers would still be buying issues so they can read the stories. But, as I said before, this is only an issue to people who don't actually read comics.

Lastly, on the topic of the recent Manara cover for Spider Woman- she's a character from the Bronze Age, and Manara was most active during the 70s and 80s, so this is clearly meant to appeal to older readers who actually remember reading Bronze Age comics with Spider Woman in them and appreciate Manara's style. The cover isn't meant to appeal to fans who jumped on board the comic book trend after watching The Avengers, it's a throwback meant to appeal to readers like myself who have been reading comic books their entire life.

I agree with John's point that "if you don't like them then don't read them", but sadly this whole issue is being pushed by people who don't even read comics, people who are capitalizing on the current popularity of comics and writing articles about things they know nothing about.
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Actually each piece is made out of gold and 3D printed biopolymer, and while they obviously don't "work" they are made with sharp spikes on the ends to attach to the skin. As for whether or not the models agreed to let them be attached, who knows? But these aren't photoshop creations, just some strange jewelry designs.
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I totally agree- people I know who started smoking in junior high (11-13) still struggle with it to this day, but my friends and I who started smoking late in high school were able to quit much easier. Imagine how hard it's going to be for these kids to kick the habit when they're smoking at such a young age! I see gummy nicotine tablets in our future...
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If you find this work of art disturbing then I'm guessing you're never going to watch Game of Thrones or The Godfather ever again? And whatever you do don't watch any news from Mexico, because drug cartels are doing stuff like that every day, and Mexico is way closer to home than the Middle East...
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I thought about that, since I couldn't find much info on the Redditor, but it's not my job to police the internet so I posted it. It's a link article, so if someone else like Bored Panda posts it the rest of the internet goes along for the ride. However, if the actual person who originally posted the image ever comes forward to claim it I'd be happy to give them credit.
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I thought about that, but then I figured the billion or so people who saw the movie Avatar would get the reference, since all the action in that movie takes place with his avatar and not his normal body. I'm guessing you never saw Avatar?
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Hmmm, not sure if this is a backhanded compliment, or a truly positive bit of feedback, which is rare to find online these days. Either way, keep on laughing! And if you wonder why I didn't mention the casting couch angle see Ezz's comment above.
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I totally get that, and I got the reference as soon as I saw the pic on Reddit, but if you haven't noticed before Neatorama isn't exactly a porn friendly site, so I had to put a "nicer" spin on the pic. Thanks for letting all the readers who didn't get the reference know Ezz!
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Pop up restaurants are temporary restaurants, sometimes popping up for just a night in someone's house, or a store that doesn't have restaurant equipment. In this case they're calling it a pop up because it will only be there until the end of August.
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Haha, lazy editing. Despite my misspelling I love him too, ever since the days of the Airtight Garage and Blueberry released in the U.S. through Marvel's Epic Comics imprint. I hope he forgives me for misspelling his names!

Thanks for being kind with your edits Joseph, I really appreciate it!
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Here's all I could find about it, and as the saying goes don't shoot the messenger, I'm just relaying something I read on another site to you, I truly have no way of knowing how much is true and how much is bull:



the important bits:

But enterprising young people with technical skills learned to duplicate records with a converted phonograph that would “press” a record using a very unusual material for the purpose; discarded x-ray plates. This material was both plentiful and cheap, and millions of duplications of Western and Soviet groups were made and distributed by an underground roentgenizdat, or x-ray press, which is akin to the samizdat that was the notorious tradition of self-publication among banned writers in the USSR. According to rock historian Troitsky, the one-sided x-ray disks costed about one to one and a half rubles each on the black market, and lasted only a few months, as opposed to around five rubles for a two-sided vinyl disk.
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I had a friend who "worked" dice punishment into the game by placing his d20 in a bag full of crappy d6 and beating them mercilessly against the kitchen counter. The d20 never seemed to learn its lesson though, and now that I think about it maybe that guy just had some serious anger issues...
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