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About Deviant Premium Member Jesse J. BarbozaMale/United States Group :icontooncentral: ToonCentral
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  • Mood: Yearning
  • Listening to: Cake, "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps"
  • Reading: Disney Adventures: January 1991
  • Watching: The Simpsons - "Grade School Confidential"
  • Playing: Pokémon Red
So as you might notice up there at the top of this journal, I'm playing Pokémon Red at the moment. In the spare time I have between work and comics, I remembered the Pokémon roms I have on my flash drive; they were sent to me six years ago when I got my Mac, but much to my dismay, I couldn't get Visual Boy to run on it. But it works just fine on my laptop, and I've been rolling in the nostalgic fun of the 8-bit Kanto region for the last few days :)

Now I'm looking to get more, but I have some very bad history with downloading Pokémon roms on my own. It was actually a virus disguised as a rom of Pokémon Ruby that wiped out my first computer, and I've been super apprehensive of getting new ones ever since. Does anyone know of a reputable source for roms from Generation III - that is, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, and LeafGreen? And, for that matter, a good safe download for Visual Boy Advance, with that nifty little feature that'll let me link trade Pokémon between my own roms?


Jesse J. Barboza
United States
Current Residence: Earth
Favourite genre of music: Classic rock
Favourite cartoon character: Bugs Bunny
Personal Quote: "If everyone was normal, the world would be a really boring place to live."

What do you find funny about Nineteen-Ninety-Something? 

72 deviants said A combination of the two
38 deviants said The character interactions
19 deviants said The riffs on '90s culture
13 deviants said Nineteen-Ninety-Something isn't funny



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TheJayster49 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just saw on tumblr that you went and saw Inside Out
jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
Yeah, it was a very sweet film - great characters, really creative universe, and a fantastic emotional core. Love the message, too, that there's more to life than just being happy all the time. I think a lot of people tend to forget that.
ToonEGuy Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
While I did still have a soft spot for Pixar for a while, I personally don't have any interest in seeing it now. I'm just that sick of looking at CG characters.
TheJayster49 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never thought of it that way...

Uhm, anyway, I just thought you'd be interested in this: Nurse Joy by TheJayster49
jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
Hah, nice :) The Poké Ball is the perfect touch.

But yeah, that's what I took away from it. Society puts so much emphasis on trying to achieve happiness, on pursuing joy while casting sadness and fear and disgust and anger as "negative emotions" that should be suppressed or overcome. Riley feels all this pressure to stay positive at a time when she really doesn't want to be, and all her bottled up sadness needs to come out somehow. I think a lot of people can relate to that.
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VoltronZ1 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Student Writer…

Hehehehe... Oh how I miss this show so much. It's campy to be sure, but it knows that it's campy, and uses it very well.
HunterxColleen Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
Hello, do you take requests?
Userguy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
Geez, that guy on tumblr sure is getting upset over your opinions on "Gravity Falls" and "Steven Universe". This is what he wrote in response to your response:

"Well these shows aren’t just here to make you laugh.

And until you’ve watched either show to get the context, I don’t think you’re at ALL qualified to pass that kind of judgment on it."

"Qualified"? They're cartoons, man. Lighten up.

jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
Well, in his defense, I haven't seen Season 2 of Gravity Falls or any but three episodes of Steven Universe. I probably am not in the best position to judge them right now. But from what I've seen of the gifs and reactions all over Tumblr, I can definitely tell these shows have gotten way darker than they used to be.

Which, fair enough, it's clear now that they weren't always intended to be a barrel of laughs. Alex Hirsch and Rebecca Sugar obviously had plans to unload a metric ton of feels as these series went on. Both of them are already hinting at epic grand finales that will doubtlessly leave every viewer a weeping emotional wreck.

But that's not what I signed up for when I got on board with these shows. It feels like a bait and switch - "You want a fun little show to make you laugh and help you forget about your troubles? Too bad! Here's even more things to feel depressed about! Laughing is dumb, drama is the only legitimate entertainment!" I like comedy. Why does everyone act like I'm wrong for wanting to watch funny cartoons?
Userguy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
I've only seen a few episodes of "Steven Universe" but, based on the ones I have seen, I think it definitely has a dark streak to it. One episode involved Steven somehow aging rapidly into an old man and the Gems are terrified that he's going to die, especially Pearl who has tears streaming down her face. And the weird part is that the tone of the episode, up until the end, was totally light-hearted and fun. I'm not saying the episode was badly written or anything like that but the sudden shift in tone was certainly jarring.

Another episode involves Steven having tiny cat heads growing out of his fingers. You wouldn't think a premise like this would lead itself to being dark but more cat heads grow of Steven's body until the point where's he a giant, meowing blob of cat heads and he's pleading with his father to help him. It's much more unsettling than it sounds. Believe me, the scene is not the least bit amusing and is sort of scary. The visual alone was disturbing enough but the agony Steven was obviously in made it worse.

As for "Gravity Falls", I think I've seen every episode of that show by now and the second season, while I wouldn't describe it as "dark", is definitely a lot more serious in tone than the first. The most recent episode has a lot of intensity to it and prioritizes drama over laughs.

So, while I wouldn't really say GF is a dark show, I would say SU, at the very least, certainly has the potential to be if it has other episodes that are anything like the two I mentioned above.
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