Sometimes, in the course of a fandom, you get to witness something pretty neat.
I am a huge fan of Metalocalypse, as some of you may know. Last night was the premier of what will be the 4th and final season of the show.
The fandom has had its problems, but for the most part… we’re a pretty neat bunch. We’re a tight-knit group of folks. Especially those of us who *cough* write and draw the slash-type stuff.
We’ve long known that the show’s creators were aware of us, but last night’s episode gave us something pretty neat.
The scenario? The Dethklok boys end up at a Dethklok fan convention, and the band is complaining about all the creepy nerd-types that tend to populate such conventions.
They mention the slashers (“Just what we needs, more homoskexuals fanfictions.”) and it pans over to a booth where a snazzy lookin’ gal is selling prints of … very familiar artwork.
They used actual fanart in the shot, and I am quite proud to say that I recognize quite a bit of it.
It’s then that one of the characters makes a comment about how he’s actually quite fond of how he’s portrayed in a pin-up shot.
(“Hey looks! D’ats a reallies goods renderings of my abs!” - Toki Wartooth)
Their treatment of other negative nerd stereotypes was … less tactful. They take some pot-shots at overweight cosplayers and furries, for instance. Actually, the entire arc of the episode is about crazy fangirls in general. Which is fine with me.
I’m just still in awe over this… and I had to share it with you guys.