Plus requisite Homestucks.
As a follow-up to making us cry about fictional animals, Sara Goodwin (dammit, Sara) took some cosplay pics for us at last weekend's Ramencon 2014 in Merrillville, Indiana. There are substantially fewer tears to be had this time around, though looking at anything Prince Zuko-related does make me emotional. Avatar fans, you know how it is.
Comics are wonderful, visual ways of getting a story across, and it goes without saying that we at The Mary Sue love them. But as wonderful as they are, grabbing issue after issue can add up. And yet the desire for more comics persists. Luckily there are plenty of creative, engaging, funny, complex—and free!—stories and gag strips out there for those of us who need our dose of sequential art. You just have to know where to look. Enter the Internet.
Now the real question is, will he get to horrifically kill any of the characters?
Oh, Homestucks. We see you doing your thing and we're often very confused, but we deeply admire your passion nonetheless. Hopefully the shippers among you (read as: all of you) will be pleased to know that Andrew Hussie is now working on a dating game -- but using Namco Bandai video game characters. So no, it won't have any trolls, but KOS-MOS is kinda like a big fancy soulbot, right? Am I using that term correctly?
And So It Begins
, creator of the 5,000 or so page webcomic Homestuck
, has recently made a deal with Namco Bandai to take his already video game centric creativity to an actual video game, the dating sim Namco High. Namco High will presumably allow Hussie to take his ability to make fans ship any and every character pairing to a whole new level, as he creates a game that will center around dating various video game characters. For Homestuck
fans, this may be a disappointment, as the unbelievable number of characters in the massive webcomic would certainly make for their own exciting, if not completely perplexing and alternate universe ridden, dating sim. However, Namco High will not feature Hussie's original characters, but characters from across Namco Bandai 's video games.
Eyepatches have a long history of showing up on all sorts of characters, and most of the time they just make said character look even more badass. Sometimes we meet the character and they already have the eyepatch, and sometimes we are unbelievably horrified when a character who we’ve grown to love over the course of
however many seasons loses an eye. As it turns out, there are a lot of characters in geekdom with eyepatches, many of whom are just cool, if not cooler, without their depth perception. Surprisingly, we couldn’t find a single pirate contender for our list, but we certainly encountered enough examples of the eyepatch of power
to make up for it.
Lets hear it for the runners up on this list: Doctor Who
’s Madam Kovarian, King Lear
’s Gloucester, and all the other characters who lost both eyes, and didn’t make our list. (Be warned, there are spoilers
ahead. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
, Battlestar Galactica
, and Venture Bros.
fans, navigate with care.) Now feast your eyes on our list of amazing, eyepatch clad characters.