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Old 09-19-2022, 12:28 PM   #21
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I've honestly never looked at any incarnation of April in anything and thought to myself, "Man, April is so hot and sexy!" I just haven't. Maybe the chick on the side of the arcade machine but that's it. Not Turco and not Hoag (though I did find a greater appreciation for Hoag later in life). April seems so clearly presented as big sister/den mother in the only incarnations that aren't shams that thinking about her in sexual terms always seemed icky to me, feeling as a reader as an extension of the Turtles themselves in a way.
BTW, that April was apparently married at the time!
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Could you have been thinking of the April on the backglass to the Data East pinball machine? hehe


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If you want sex, and you don't have money, you gotta take care of yourself. That's it. Crying about how "unfair" or "mean" it is doesn't get anybody anywhere. We're genetically wired to only want to breed with those of "superior breeding stock", which means Attractive People. If you're fat and ugly, your kids will be too, and that's why every single guy's . . .
I'm probably making a big mistake even jumping into this conversation, but...

isn't it usually the women who usually give more thought to "how will my kids look?" as opposed to the men?
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Old 09-19-2022, 12:51 PM   #22
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I understand the complaints, but they did just use Megan Fox in two live action films, all within the last 8 years. Doesn't matter if you personally do not find her attractive, she is 100% within what would be considered pretty and/or hot by most beauty standards, and you can't deny that.

So I mean, until it's been a lot longer than that before we get a "pretty woman by conventional standards" April, maybe hang tight a little bit.
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Old 09-19-2022, 01:26 PM   #23
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I understand the complaints, but they did just use Megan Fox in two live action films, all within the last 8 years. Doesn't matter if you personally do not find her attractive, she is 100% within what would be considered pretty and/or hot by most beauty standards, and you can't deny that.
Yeah, but those weren't real TMNT movies.
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Old 09-19-2022, 01:28 PM   #24
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FW April remains the ultimate, most iconic and prettiest April in the cartoon series of all time iktr.
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Old 09-19-2022, 01:45 PM   #25
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Ironically enough, the 2012 Nick April was heavily sexualized despite only being 16 when the show started. If anything they did it blatantly and got away with it.
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Old 09-19-2022, 02:20 PM   #26
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Yeah, what was up with that one episode where Baxter hogtied her and her bent-over butt covering more than half the screen? As far as I can tell it wasn't done like for laughs or anything like that. As many times as the 'camera' panned in on 80s April's butt, a lot of the times it was pretty matter-of-fact but the 2012 animators were having way too much fun with that scene.
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Man I saw the title of this thread and immediately said Cubed made this thread. I was wrong
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Old 09-19-2022, 02:46 PM   #28
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Yep.

Nick April and Netflix She-Ra: "We're making the female characters younger and less sexualized! You can't fap to them now, and you shouldn't be anyway, that's creepy and weird! They're cartoons! So yeah, we fixed it so you guys can't Rule 34 them anymore. HAH!"

The Entire Internet: "HAH lol n00b"

Seriously, it's f*cking aggravating because let's just say you're TRYING to look up some Rule 34 of 1980s April or She-Ra - let's be honest, a lot of people have and will - no matter WHAT you put into the Search bar, you can even specify "Fred Wolf April" or "Filmation She-Ra" or "1980s version" or WHAT ever... the more current versions in all their Rule 34 "glory" WILL still show up in your scroll no matter what. You can limit your exposure to it, you can't avoid it. Unless you stop looking for porn of your favorite cartoon characters altogether, and f*ck that.

I shouldn't have to worry about ending up on a government watchlist if I decide it's an April or She-Ra kinda night, for f*ck's sake. Thankfully, my folder is pretty well-stocked and so I don't have to Google search for April or She-Ra stuff ever again. But still, WTF?

So yeah, "thanks" Nick and Netflix. In your pathetic attempts to "stop people from fapping to cartoons" you made the Rule 34 a thousand times worse, you f*cking idiots.

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I'm probably making a big mistake even jumping into this conversation, but...

isn't it usually the women who usually give more thought to "how will my kids look?" as opposed to the men?
I'm never having kids, I'm just speaking in the broad sense.
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Old 09-19-2022, 02:57 PM   #29
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Yeah, what was up with that one episode where Baxter hogtied her and her bent-over butt covering more than half the screen? As far as I can tell it wasn't done like for laughs or anything like that. As many times as the 'camera' panned in on 80s April's butt, a lot of the times it was pretty matter-of-fact but the 2012 animators were having way too much fun with that scene.
This sums it up well. Fred Wolf April was designed to be attractive without ever being explicitly sexualized by animators (so far as I know), while that the Nick 2012 April may have designed to be "normal" and "juvenile" but was almost surely exploited by the creatives/animators. An exhibition in total depravity.
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BTW, that April was apparently married at the time!
https://www.reddit.com/r/mildlyinter...pril_oneil_is/

Could you have been thinking of the April on the backglass to the Data East pinball machine? hehe
That Data East pinball art doesn't look too familiar. Also that April looks ghastly.

No, I meant the arcade lady. And I did see about the ring thing. Never even gave it a thought until I saw the post about it.
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No, I meant the arcade lady. And I did see about the ring thing. Never even gave it a thought until I saw the post about it.
I really wish we knew the name of the live-action actress who did the April photos for the Konami arcade game. I actually hear she died fairly young, but without confirmation, I suppose it's just another internet rumor at this point.

EDIT: Some cool old photos via Twitter:
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Old 09-19-2022, 03:31 PM   #32
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Well, it isn't anime, FW was for kids, and female characters shouldn't always have to have their looks as their first and foremost character trait. I'm not saying don't design aesthetically attractive characters, but if adult men find her hot is the most important thing about her and a main priority...

That said, I too tire of turning her into a teen peer and miss the big sister-type adult April. Will be happy when we can get back to that. When that happens, if any of you boys find her attractive, that's on you. I just ask that they don't style her off anime hoes, let her be a normal woman. Let the gender of female viewers be represented by normal women. Pretty sure men still find normal women attractive, so I think male viewers can manage. And the minority of them who can't...well then they need the practice in dealing with the idea that female characters are not always made with their turn-ons in mind.

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Old 09-19-2022, 03:49 PM   #33
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I just ask that they don't style her off anime hoes, let her be a normal woman.
Mori Calliope is NOT amused.



You done pissed off The Reaper's Apprentice with your broad stereotyping. Not a good look, fam.
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Old 09-19-2022, 03:57 PM   #34
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Well sorry Leo656 but April and She Ra are not here to be easy on the eyes for you. Just because they're not as bangable as the previous versions doesn't mean you have to hate them. Telling them you jerk off to them is not the compliment you think it is. And if you don't like it, then don't watch it.
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Old 09-19-2022, 04:02 PM   #35
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Whoever talks like that must have a hideous neck tattoo and infinite Friday nights alone.
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Leo's example reminds me of being 11-12 or so and looking for websites about my favourite cartoons on the Internet. Eventually I ran into hentai of The Flinstones and The Simpsons. Two series I really wish I didn't see hentai of.

Eventually I also ran into Ninja Turtles hentai. Aat the time there was only one TMNT cartoon series, so there was only one possible April to make hentai of. Yes, I know there was Mirage April as well, but I don't remember seeing any hentai of her. Anyway, first time I saw the FW Turtles, Splinter, Bebop, Rocksteady and Shredder banging April O'Neil I was shocked. But unlike Flinstones and Simpsons porn, I quickly got over that and thought it was kind of... "cool" to see FW April getting Turtle... tail up her... package. Unlike Marge Simpson or Wilma Flinstone, April was certainly more appealing to the eyes of a boy who was about to enter puberty such as myself at the time.

If I was a kid nowadays, sadly I'd have to look harder to find Rule 34 FW April content.
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Whoever talks like that must have a hideous neck tattoo and infinite Friday nights alone.
And get 30 of her coworkers laid off.
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Girl that voices April in Rise of the TMNT is pretty hot.

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And get 30 of her coworkers paid off.
She survived the Purge, fam.

Also I think you meant "laid off". THEY'RE DOING SUPER OVER THERE YOU GUYS!
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Well, it isn't anime, FW was for kids, and female characters shouldn't always have to have their looks as their first and foremost character trait. I'm not saying don't design aesthetically attractive characters, but if adult men find her hot is the most important thing about her and a main priority...

That said, I too tire of turning her into a teen peer and miss the big sister-type adult April. Will be happy when we can get back to that. When that happens, if any of you boys find her attractive, that's on you. I just ask that they don't style her off anime hoes, let her be a normal woman. Let the gender of female viewers be represented by normal women. Pretty sure men still find normal women attractive, so I think male viewers can manage. And the minority of them who can't...well then they need the practice in dealing with the idea that female characters are not always made with their turn-ons in mind.


Weren't the only one!
I'm not asking for April panty shots or anything. Just make her a good looking woman again. Like in FW. She was good looking and rather busty as well, but it was hardly distracting. And there certainly wasn't any fanservice of her.
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