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Discuss Anything / Re: Article: Why are we so obsessed with the 1980s?
« Last post by LuisBatts on December 06, 2020, 02:35:18 AM »
A really interesting Entertainment Geekly article (only article of its kind, unfortunately) from January 2014, that I think can strongly, strongly be applied to one's understanding of Satan Ninja 198X.
http://www.ew.com/article/2014/01/23/80s-genre-entertainment-geekly

Aw man, great article—and great post!

a mixture of raw brutality and endearing innocence

That's a great descriptor for the '80s that I don't think I've heard before. And yeah, it totally applies to the comic. In fact, I think testogen works best with exercise someone would be hard-pressed to find an '80s retro product that embodies that more than SN8X. Just look at the main character, a dude who's starry-eyed, idealistic, and naive, yet he's now wielding Hell-spawned assassination powers.

Another interesting point from the article is how it says that you can imagine characters from 80s set period prices actually in there world going to see actual 80s movies, which is imaginable because  of the way these pieces are made, in a way that they share the same world as these movies. So with this comic, I can actually imagine characters going to see such movies, or listening to synth music, because of the way the comic is done.

This serves as a good segue to a very minor behind-the-scenes dilemma that's come up a few times: what real-world '80s things do we want to reference as actually existing in the SN8X-verse, and what real-world '80s things do we want to reference as being fictional within the SN8X-verse.

For instance, take the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Now, we could have made a parody version of them that actually exists in the SN8X-verse (I could totally see them butting heads with the Satan Ninja clans in the sewers), but instead we made a parody version of them that exists as a fictional franchise within the SN8X-verse.

Say, for instance, that Ket and Darwick end up in a situation that would be perfect for us to use a parody of the aliens from Critters. Well, we wouldn't feel comfortable doing that now, since we've already established a fictional parody of Critters (see the Kreepies poster in the Issue 1 arcade scenes).

It's a minor thing, but something we have to to think about once in awhile.

It also states that the 80s are now an "actual cultural and artistic force", which I think is strongly relevant now, with examples such as this comic, Stranger Things and synthwave music. These aren't simple parodies just existing to poke fun at the time, they actually relish and create an actual feel of the time

Thanks! I'm glad to see someone saying this comic creates an actual feel of the time, as that's definitely one of our goals with it. Even though I don't think there's any single actual '80s product that quite matches the tone of our comic. The closest I can think of are movies like Big Trouble in Little China or The Last Dragon, but those are both missing some essential SN8X elements.

, which, as was stated before, is a mixture of "a mixture of raw brutality and endearing innocence", which can come from the fact that things like teen movies can be seen as innocent but action and horror movies relentlessly raw and bloody.

Not only that, but there was a lot of stuff that was super appealing to kids, but had some ultra non-kid-friendly elements. Robocop, for instance. Or movies starring kids that were too scary for a lot of kids to even watch, like The Gate. And then there was Temple of Doom, which was very kid-friendly for the most part, but then it had the brutal heart-ripping out scene.

Plus, it also brings up the then kickstarter Kung Fury, which, while pretty different from this comic, the intentions of which are stated for making the film do seem to kind of resemble your reasons for making this comic as well.

I totally agree with the Kung Fury director's statement as to what draws him to the '80s. It's simultaneously super cool and yet super dumb.

But anyway, it's an interesting read. Bet you never thought this comic would get an artistic analysis, did you? Well, now it has.

Hah, thanks Matty. Awesome post.

The characters of the 80s were icomic and amazing. They seemed very cool more advanced that present characters. I really loved the characters of the 80s.
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Discuss Blog Entries / Re: State of the Comic - Feb. 2018
« Last post by Sacred Head on April 21, 2020, 11:40:24 PM »
...Has it been almost two years since my last post? I hope, as always, that everyone is doing well.

Thins are ... really fucking bad. Jessica and I are going through some issues. and I don't know how things will affect the comic. I love Jessica, and I love this comic, so I hope things can work out, but we'll see.

Sorry to read this. I don't know if it might help you guys, but reading Gary Chapman's 5 LLs (men's edition) helped me.
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Discuss Anything / Current crisis
« Last post by Red on April 11, 2020, 09:46:23 PM »
How are you all doing during this current crisis!?!?
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Discuss Blog Entries / Re: State of the Comic - Feb. 2018
« Last post by aett on March 25, 2020, 10:50:14 AM »
...Has it been almost two years since my last post? I hope, as always, that everyone is doing well.

Thins are ... really fucking bad. Jessica and I are going through some issues. and I don't know how things will affect the comic. I love Jessica, and I love this comic, so I hope things can work out, but we'll see.

Well, damn. I'm really sorry to hear all that. I hope everything works out as well.
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Discuss Blog Entries / Re: State of the Comic - Feb. 2018
« Last post by Adam Dravian on March 25, 2020, 12:49:15 AM »
...Has it been almost two years since my last post? I hope, as always, that everyone is doing well.

Thins are ... really fucking bad. Jessica and I are going through some issues. and I don't know how things will affect the comic. I love Jessica, and I love this comic, so I hope things can work out, but we'll see.
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Discuss Blog Entries / Re: State of the Comic - Feb. 2018
« Last post by aett on February 12, 2020, 12:02:58 AM »
...Has it been almost two years since my last post? I hope, as always, that everyone is doing well.
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Discuss Blog Entries / Re: Movie Review - Enter the Ninja [1981]
« Last post by Adam Dravian on October 28, 2019, 10:00:03 AM »
Holy shit! Since our comic has been on hiatus so long, I've totally gotten used to the only forum posts being spam. Coincidentally, the spambots often have usernames like yours, so I just logged in fully intending to delete your post. But before I hit that delete button, I noticed your post didn't have a link to some spammy bullshit, so I read it and discovered that, holy fuck, it's a real post! By a human!

I was googling 80s Ninja movie reviews

I like this dude already ...

when I came across your review for Enter the Ninja. I was taken aback by the delightfully un-PC descriptions of the lead actress. I checked out the rest of your site and it's very cool.

Thanks a ton, dude! You just caused me to go back and read some of my old reviews--I had forgotten how good they were (this totally counts as a humble statement, since I'm admitting forgetfulness). I hope you got to our Ninja III review--that was my favorite of the trilogy.

Now, I'd feel like a dick for posting on this forum without addressing yonder elephant. So for all you lurkers who still lurk on over to this forum every few weeks to see if we've finally announced the death of Satan Ninja: Fuck no. While my pizza-fueled heart still beats, SN8X will not be abandoned. As those of you who have dropped by some of Jessica's recent twitch streams already know, progress has been shamefully slow, but it is being made, and some recent developments have sped things up. Big time.

I'll have more to say soon. In an actual blog post next time.

Happy Halloween everyone.
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Discuss Blog Entries / Re: Movie Review - Enter the Ninja [1981]
« Last post by Ron5689 on October 09, 2019, 12:06:01 AM »
I was googling 80s Ninja movie reviews when I came across your review for Enter the Ninja. I was taken aback by the delightfully un-PC descriptions of the lead actress. I checked out the rest of your site and it's very cool.
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Discuss Anything / Re: Satan Ninja gaunlet vs. Infinity Gauntlet
« Last post by Adam Dravian on May 07, 2019, 08:04:16 PM »
Hey, Red! Sorry for the delayed response, but I wanted to wait until after I had watched Avengers: Endgame before I even looked at this thread (Jessica and I are both huge spoiler crybabies).

As for your question ... I'll go ahead and pick my baby over the Thanos mitten. I'm not familiar with the Infinity Gauntlet in the comics, but in the movies, it seems to be little more than a receptacle for the Infinity Stones. And apparently there's nothing too special about it even as a receptacle since [spoiler alert!] Tony Stark was able to jam the gems into his iron man gauntlet.

The Shinobi Fist of Hellpower, on the other hand, comes in-tact out of the box with no assembly required. Just pure satanic ninjitsu power right in the palm of your hand. Hell yeah.

[P.S. For any of you lurkers reading this and wondering what's up with the comic: Jessica's been recovering from having a fucked up shoulder (connected to her drawing arm, of course), but she's sitting near me and working on the comic as I type this. So it's been delayed, but it's not dead.]
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