Also must say but I’m getting mad Kipo vibes from Kirby and the Forgotten Land; That same bright, jungle aesthetic of a post-apocalyptic city that is being overtaken by nature, as animals begin to rule this urban landscape that has since become a part of the wild, the vibrant colors of it all contrasting with the faded marks of civilization.
[ID: A series of rough sketches. In the top left is Kipo in half-jaguar mode leaping towards the viewer. One giant paw is planted on the ground while the other is curled into a fist, and her eyes are wide with slit pupils. On the right, Kipo is hugging Wolf; their faces are smooshed together and Kipo looks delighted while Wolf looks begrudgingly affectionate. On the lower left (behind and in the distance of the right sketch), Benson has his hands over his chest and is smiling and crying while text next to him reads, "It's beautiful." Next to him, the top of Dave's head is just visible, and he's making a similar expression. End ID.]
Insider is creating a database to track queer representation in children's cartoons. I searched through it a bit and it's pretty cool. I wished it had some links to sources of confirmation to some of them and I'm not sure exactly how accurate it is, but it seems accurate enough at first glance. You can check it out yourself if you want.
Yeah, that’s the cost of standing by your principals sometimes.
It often takes sacrifices, painful ones, and you could be so angry with yourself for it but... when you look back on it, would you have really done anything different in the end? Or at least, would you have been happy with falling into line? Could you really live with yourself at that point?