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One-Concerned Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
So you people believe the original show had substance?
Thunder-Fish Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
One-Concerned Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015

I seek meaning in the artworks I sample.  Believe me, I really want to understand this show.  It has a nice visual style, I'll give it that.  But it contains few funny jokes and memorable stories; in fact, some of the episodes just rip off other media (Road Rash and Mock 5 come to mind).  On top of that, the show's atmosphere is just unpleasant to sit through.  I'll be generous and say 98% of the episodes seem tailored specifically to torture Dexter for the purpose of torture.  Mean-spiritedness works best when it happens to those who deserve it.  While I can buy the idea that Dexter can cause some of his own misery, most of the time that clearly isn't the case.  I want to understand, but whoever's to blame for these problems hasn't (haven't) made it easy.


Peanuts is considered the uber-definition of optimism and persistence in trying circumstances, even if theirs was blind.  Also, while I'm one of the few who genuinely dislikes Ren & Stimpy (and not JUST the Adult Party episodes), it did take the dynamic of straight-up person and wiseacre and deconstructed it (mostly the straight-up half).  So I guess I can respect them for those things.


Now what exactly am I supposed to get out of THIS show?  I mean, for a while I figured it was trying to strike some kind of balance between the simplicity of Peanuts and the uber-absurdity of Ren & Stimpy.  But then, I could make the same case for other 1990s programs like CatDog, Angry Beavers, Rugrats, Darkwing Duck, Aladdin, Quack Pack, Bonkers, Hercules, and 101 Dalmations.  Let's ignore the Monkey and Justice Friends segments, post-Ego Trip episodes (the ones Genndy Tartakovsky mostly had no hand in) and the whole persistence angle for a moment.  What exactly does Dexter's Lab do that wasn't already done by those other series, or anything that came later?  What does Dexter's Lab accomplish that those shows couldn't?  How exactly did it put Cartoon Network on the map?  (And yes, I’m well aware that these examples were made for children.  Okay, whatever.  But target audience is no excuse for insulting viewer intelligence.)

Sonicgirlify Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
Are DL FCs allowed? I don't wanna submit things that aren't allowed c:
Thunder-Fish Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
What exactly is a DL FC?
Fluffy-Chibi-Artist Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
Anything related to Dexter's Lab is allowed, but only submit pictures with your oc and another DL character, please. I have a DL oc as well.
Sonicgirlify Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
okay thank you
KarlthePhotoshoper Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Student Interface Designer
thanks for adding my thing
FlowerLillyLBP Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much for adding meh art. >u<
Raymondttan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for including my art in your group! I'm honored :) keep it strong fellas!
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