Southpaw Octopus

Illustrations, comics, pop culture references, tentacles, tacos and other stuff. By Mr. Granados

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The Problem With The Big Bang Theory…


I’ve been meaning to post something about The Big Bang Theory for a while now but it’s taken me ‘till now to really understand what it is about the show that makes me uncomfortable. I’m not exactly a believer in the whole “only write about the things you like, don’t trash the things you don’t” trend which seems to be plaguing comments sections in negative articles lately, but I wanted to be able to really examine why I don’t like TBBT rather than just slagging it off. My main questions being - Why don’t I like this anymore? Why do I feel uncomfortable watching it? And why do I get so annoyed when I see people sing its praises online? The thing which really sparked this post was seeing a raft of comments on Facebook, below the last round of voting in Television Without Pity’s Tubey Awards, claiming The Big Bang Theory to be “the best comedy on TV”. This made me angry so instead of posting an impulsive comment calling out their bad taste which I’d probably regret later, I decided to really analyse why seeing comments like that made me so mad when previously, although I didn’t really love the show, I’d never considered myself as disliking The Big Bang Theory.

Hell, I even have season one on dvd, it’s sitting right between Battlestar Galactica and Bored To Death in my alphabetised collection.

And here, I think, is where my problem with The Big Bang Theory lies…

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La fantástica aventura va a empezar…

I’m starting a new project; A gallery of my favorite characters from  ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’.


Day 8
Favorited Animated Character
Arale Norimaki (Dr. Slump)
Akira Toriyama is most known for being the creator of the emblem of the japanese comic culture: Dragon Ball. But before that tale of muscled aliens, a dragon who makes wishes and power beams that crash and makes big holes in the ground, there was a humble comic called Dr. Slump, and there’s one thing to say about it. IT’S AWESOME.
It’s a funny, creative, and original plot about Senbei Norimaki, a 28 years old, lonely mad scientist who wants to create the most perfect little girl robot. (Almost 18 years before the powerpuff girls plot) so he creates Arale, an innocent robot who doesn’t understand the world and then, she start to make troubles around Village Penguin with her friends.
BTW Don’t judge the funny little drawings, it’s not a comic for little kids, it has tons of references to the american and japanese culture (Superman, Star Wars, Ultraman, Gojira) and a lot of bathroom jokes and puns. So don’t expect something naive.
In conclusion, explained it in an easy way: Today is Adventure Time, thirty-two years ago was Dr. Slump, so if you get the reference, read it or watch it nao. I command you.
Day 7
Favorite Word
'Manco' is a spanish word that, in its most formal use, means 'one-armed man'. But is also a gamer word for people who sucks in videogames, kind of an insult. I learned it because of my friends, who are really hardcore and always use it as a catchy phrase.I’m so into it that now I’m using it as a synonim of the word dumb, or stupid, depends of the context. I can’t get over it, I  really need help. (or a new diccionary :P).
Day 6
Favorite Book CharacterAegon I Targaryen(‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series)What can I said about this dude? He was the founder of the House Targaryen, owner of three fiercest and powerfull dragons, who helped him to conquer all the continent of Westeros without giving a fuck, like a boss. He married his sisters and began to procreate the most known absolutist lineage in the entire saga,. Also he’s known for being the most freaking awesome King.Without a doubt, Aegon I Targaryen, alias The Conqueror, The Dragon, and the Dragonlord, is right now my favorite book character.
Day 5
Best Friend
I don’t really know, It’s really hard for me to define who’s my best friend. Kind of a complicated question.