Chaos... Pandemonium... Whether you love it, hate it, or are mixed on the issue, we can all agree that it is what makes fiction entertainment so enjoyable.
Rick Sanchez—TV’s beloved sociopathic grandpa—has made his loathing for the modern schooling system clear on several episodic occasions. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t well-read.
Exciting news for fans of Magic: The Gathering! Anthony and Joe Russo, the visionary directors behind numerous Marvel movies such as Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame have, according to Polygon, been announced to adapt Magic: The Gathering for Netflix!
Magic: The Gathering is a collectible fantasy themed card that debuted in 1993. A game of Magic represents wizard-like figures called planeswalkers who cast spells, use artifacts, and summon monsters. The game is extremely popular, with twenty million players in its current incarnation and providing a unique fantasy experience that can played anywhere.
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Magic: The Gathering on Netflix intends to be an adult themed animation series, joining the likes of Devilman Crybaby, Castlevania, and Ultraman. According to Netflix, the series intends to cross genres, covering themes of fantasy, horror, and action. The story will deepen the universe of the card game, covering Planeswalkers and their history with an intricate storyline featuring well known heroes and villains of the game. The Russos will be working closely with Wizards of the Coast to adapt the series, with Bardel Entertainment, who worked on The Dragon Prince, Teen Titans Go!, and Rick and Morty will be animating Magic.
Wizards of the Coast is excited to bring Magic to the big screen, with their rich and diverse cast of characters, monsters, and magic systems being adapted for Netflix’s series. No set release nor cast has been announced yet but the results, with all the creative talent involved, should prove very exciting.
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It’s no secret that women are not always treated fairly for their work, which is why it was a great move for Dan Harmon, one of the creators of Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim’s most popular show, Rick And Morty, to hire two female writers for the show’s upcoming third season.
What isn’t great is the backlash these writers — Jane Becker and Jessica Gao — have received on social media since they started work. Sexist Rick And Morty fans have taken to Twitter to harass the two writers, even going as far as to leak their personal information to try to scare them off the show.
Thankfully other Rick And Morty fans tweeted their support of the writers, telling Becker and Gao not to listen to the haters; however this does not cancel out the harassment they’ve been subject to. Becker and Gao are not the only women to get harassed in the workplace, the treatment of the two writers is not uncommon.
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Dan Harmon said he knew going into the third season that there would be a high chance of Becker and Gao receiving negative backlash from Rick And Morty fans. He told Entertainment Weekly the following:
I was familiar going into the third season…that any high-profile women get doxxed, they get harassed, they get threatened, they get slandered. And part of it is a testosterone-based subculture patting themselves on the back for trolling these women. I think it’s all disgusting.
Harmon also expressed frustration at the fact that people who are ignorant and misogynistic enough to harass high profile women, and blame female writers for a bad episode (especially when all the writers go together, meaning no one writer can take all the credit or blame for any one episode) watch and love his show.
These knobs, that want to protect the content they think they own—and somehow combine that with their need to be proud of something they have, which is often only their race or gender. It’s offensive to me…that there’s some…[fan out there] trying to further some creepy agenda by ‘protecting’ my work. I’ve made no bones about the fact that I loathe these people.
At least certain people, like Harmon, know how wrong the treatment of Becker and Gao is, and are speaking out against it. However, an accepting person here or there will not dissolve the situation. What we need to remember is that it doesn’t matter whether the writers are male or female. They are all working hard to write for a show we love so much, so there’s no justification for fans to criticize and harass them for this. That’s the epitome of irrationality.
Despite what’s been going on lately, Rick And Morty is a great show, and we’ve already established that the creator doesn’t share the ignorance that some of the fans do. If you don’t already watch Rick And Morty, don’t let this situation deter you from giving it a shot. You will not be sorry!
New episodes of Rick and Morty air Sunday nights on Cartoon Network.
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Fans of both Rick and Morty and Game of Thrones might have felt conflicted at the end of last week’s Rick and Morty. After the latest episode of Rick and Morty, Adult Swim (Rick and Morty’s home channel) aired a vanity card that read “The Writing on Game of Thrones [2011-2016].”
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GOT fans were not happy. Among those who were upset by the vanity card was Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon. After getting hounded on social media about the GOT dig, Harmon renounced the card.
In a stream-of-conscious-esque rant that is typical of Harmon (as fans of Harmontown know), he says the vanity card was “a lazy, craftless jab at the WRITING on my favorite show that some pointlessly jaded teenage intern in Atlanta just left like a fart in my show’s space…”
Hopefully that alleviates some of the conflicting emotions felt by Rick and Morty and Game of Thrones fans. It’s okay to like popular things, people!
You can read Harmon’s full rant below. It’s pretty funny.
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