Are you asserting that in order to have an opinion about something, one must be accomplished in that particular field? To say that a certain film is awful, do I first have to make a successful film? To say a musician's latest album isn't quite as good as his previous album, do I first have to go become a musical sensation?
No, I'm saying before you go moaning about how they're going downhill/have jumped the shark/whatever over one or two cartoons
you should at least try to imagine how difficult it is to create something of the magnitude of HR. Most of the people I see whining here have zero
clue what it's like to write for an audience, and they use some really
strong language against the cartoons they don't find as funny.
You can think what you will of this cartoon or any other - you're welcome to your opinion, of course. That said, however, an opinion means a whole lot more when it's educated, and the sort of negativism I see in this thread is far from a bunch of educated opinions, in general - it's whining
"Meeeeehhhhh! I don't like this character! TBC have hit rock bottom because they didn't do what I think they should do! This is the worst thing they've ever made!"
"Meeeeeehhh!! TBC did something different from last week! They've jumped the shark!"
"Meeeeehhh! TBC did something the same as last week! They've gotten formulaic!"
TBC are artists. Artists have their ups and downs. Sometimes an artist hits the proverbial ceiling and needs to go through a low point before reaching a new peak in creativity.
I don't think that just because Trudgemank was mediocre that H*R is now doomed to spiral into perpetual crappiness; but I do think that this summer has been a particularly low point in the quality of TBC's output.
I've got a feeling that once this fall rolls around (especially with new Halloween toons) that the quality of the toons will begin to improve.
This opinion contains some substance. I don't agree with it entirely, but I can see where you're coming from. This is not hyperbole or whining, this is an educated reply. Thus, you're not really a member of the group of complainers I'm referencing.
This thread has people complaining that a rapper singing with a death metal band is random and unbelieveable. That's what I'm referring to. Complaints with no frame of reference. It's like walking into an art gallery and complaining that the Piet Mondrian paintings are just a bunch of straight lines or the Paul Klee paintings have too many arrows. Yeah a rapper singing with a heavy metal band is ridiculous - that's why they're making fun of it
, because it happened, a lot, during the '90s. Those of us old enough to remember Public Enemy find it funny, or at least understand where the humor comes from.
This is not the only thread that's like this. There seems to be a lot of fussing on this forum about the work of TBC, and frankly, a lot of it is negative. Constructive criticism is one thing - feedback is great. But wanton negativism? How does that help?