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Previous Thread >>3327611

Sunshine Edition. Now that Summer is kicking into gear it's time to dust off Plastic Beach and The Now Now. Pour out some of that Malibu, close your eyes, and dream of simpler times in that tropical, Jamaican breeze.
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In honor of Father's Day I'm going to post some paternal images. Apologies for the noods, but the hopeless pseudo-dads are too adorable.
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Out of all of them I feel most like Murdoc is her "dad". A very irresponsible dad who bonded with her by jamming out to megadeath when she was 11 and teaching her all the best swears before she even understood the English language. Russel's more responsible so he's mom, and 2D is a hopeless big brother.
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I'm posting a lot of Snickerdooble, but I really like the way she portrays their dynamic.
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I hope nobody interprets these as shipping.
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Fanarts are slow nowadays ;_;
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>>3338654
Yeah, they've been slow for a while. I was gonna stop making new threads a while ago, but interest suddenly picked up. Maybe Jamie will string us along again with some instagram pics soon.
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Stu-pot is always so surreal.
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>>3339306
I want to violently bully Stu and drink his sweet tears.
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Abused 2D is best 2D
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>>3339010
i really appreciate any Gorillaz threads on 4chan(nel), thanks for making these threads anon
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>>3339371
where did you got this??
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someone on Tumblr just stole a lot of art, edited out Murdoc from it, and claimed they're fixing their art. fanarts are already scarce nowadays and im afraid this shit would make Gorillaz fanartists leave the fandom
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>>3339581
thank God the account is now deleted
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>>3339581
Antis are always obnoxious, but I really don't understand the Murdoc-antis. Sure, he's literally designed to be a contemptible, villainous person, and getting upset over that feels like they're missing the point, but he's also more the main character than 2D is. He's appeared in the most audio and written interviews by far, he's been the most active on social media, ROTO opened and closed from his prospective, and he's allegedly Jamie's avatar in the project. How could you be a fan of the Gorillaz lore if you hate him that much?
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>>3339733
>why do people dislike this edgy bland POS who keeps sucking away attention and screen time from 3 other characters who deserve just as much? How can you dislike the attention hog and like Gorillaz at the same time???

Gee, I wonder.
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>but he's also more the main character than 2D is. He's appeared in the most audio and written interviews by far, he's been the most active on social media, ROTO opened and closed from his prospective, and he's allegedly Jamie's avatar in the project.

That's not helping your argument, anon. That's like asking why X-Men fans are fed up with Wolverine or why MCU fans get fed up with Iron Man. Being the creator darling doesn't mean anything, if anything it's a detractor for many people.

Can /cm/ Murdocfags stop acting persecuted already? He gets the most content in both canon and fanart/fic, you're not a sad little niche group.
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https://archiveofourown.org/works/19285114

>this is what current generation 2doc has turned into

Absolutely disgusting.
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Yeah, the whole 2Doc fandom has pretty much devolved into Murdoc worship and turning 2D into some supreme alpha Chad top, it's ridiculous. Thanks for reminding me why I don't bother with this fandom anymore. I'm actually kind of glad it's dead, I'd rather that than see this shit continue.
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>>3339753
>Fallen angel AU
Angel/demon AUs are incredibly passe and generally cringe-worthy. I know everything I need to know just from the description. AUs don't really work for Gorillaz, imo. Once you remove the musician element from the characters you've already ripped out their soul. And then you put them in positions that further destroy any semblance of their original characterization? What's the point?

The first paragraph even has an ellipses in the prose mid-paragraph, a comma that should be a period or semi-colon, and a sentence that starts with "and". I can tell by glancing ahead that the grammar only gets worse. I've never seen two-period ellipses before. It's unreadable. Pass.

>>3339757
To play devil's advocate here, when you're a 2doc fanfic writer who wants to take a grounded, realistic approach to a pair of characters who regularly engage in cartoonish violence you have limited options. You can either woobify Murdoc (The Answer), de-woobify 2D (Yearz), ignore or gloss over the more overtly abusive aspects of their relationship (most 2doc fanfics), or take canon as is and accept that their relationship is abusive, toxic and, ultimately, pretty condemnable. Most fanfic writers don't have the balls to do that last one anymore, and I appreciate those who do. But between the first two options, I'd take an un-woobied 2D over a woobie Murdoc any day of the week.

Granted, this fanfic just looks like a shitty, out of character portrayal of both 2D and Murdoc with a cliched gimmick, not an attempt to bring realism to Gorillaz lore.
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>I'd take an un-woobied 2D over a woobie Murdoc any day of the week
>unironically preferring ultra dominant Chad 2D
>implying un-woobied 2D isn't always done for the sake of woobying Murdoc
>implying you can take one or the other when one exists specifically to enable the other

2Doc is literally just Murdoc worship and ukefication now, anon. All that's left in this deader than dead fandom is Murdocfags because he's the one with all the lore. And obviously Murdocfags need someone to dick down their beloved pickle man so they use 2D for it, it's not that deep.
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>>3339815
2D is no angel, but it is pretty frustrating seeing this canon simpleton who's afraid of Murdoc and trapped in a Stockholm syndrome relationship with him be twisted into some hyper intelligent dom top who rapes Murdoc. It's downright insulting to 2D's character, but it goes to show that modern day 2doccers don't give two shits about 2D, he's just there to stick it in Murdoc.

It's kind of interesting how 2doc can be an example of how fandom culture as a whole has changed (or devolved) over the years considering it's been around for almost two decades.
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typical tumblrites dislike Murdoc not because he got so many screentimes though, it's because they thought he's abusive and problematic

can we go back to wholesome posting ;_; sorry for bringing tumblr drama man
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I can't believe there is an artist on tumblr making fan-Niccals right now. It's wild.
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>>3339442
Not the anon who posted them, but you can see that the filenames have pixiv ids. They're all from the same artist:
https://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=973263
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>>3339883
Do you have the source for these two?
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>>3340990
thanks!!
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nope sorry, seems like the artist has deactivated their account long time ago
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Where's you get these pictures, anon?
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>>3342473
pollarz__ on instagram
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>tfw no murdoc dad
why live
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Today is TNN's birthday!
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finally
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>>3344618
Those are some nice tits you've got there, Muds.

I'm really liking the style Jamie is using these days. They feel very rich.
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>>3344721
same, Murdoc's chin is a bit weird for me but i really like the lineart and coloring
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>>3345013
Murdoc's face is in a constant state of flux. The only fixed features are his nose and his fringe. That's why nearly all fanart of him looks on-model. He can be as handsome or grotesque as you want.
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>>3343357
Murdoc would be an outstandingly shitty dad. By his own admission he's likely an absent father to a few dozen children out there. But he does look pretty cute with Noodle. Luckily she had two other "adults" looking out for her and happened to be a prodigy in the one thing Murdoc values above all else.

I wouldn't mind calling him "Daddy", though.
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>>3345139
can relate, anon
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>>3345139
>I wouldn't mind calling him "Daddy", though.
disgusting
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>>3345493
Judgy, aintcha?
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>>3345013
I know bottom Murdoc isn't popular here, but the idea that Murdoc would turn docile the first time 2D shows a little forwardness is pretty hot. He's basically just a tsundere.
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>>3342581
Thanks, anon.
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>>3345780
good concept, seems like the team wanted to explore this dynamic in TNN but got held by the budget
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>>3346094
I'm surprised there wasn't more possessed 2D revenge bully art. It was a missed opportunity.
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LTF still got it
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>>3347103
I saw what you did, anon.
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;_;
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I'll keep it a secret, but the fanart you posted is covered in artifacts, scaled down, and has that text in the corner, so don't mind me reposting it in it's original HQ form.
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>>3347108
thanks anon, LTF never post on Tumblr anymore and i refuse to use Twitter so all i have is her Instagram. and thanks for keeping that a secret i appreciate it <3
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>>3347115
Twitter is a massive nightmare for fanart. I don't understand why Asian fandoms love it so much when Pixiv exists. Western artists using it is complete madness. Instagram isn't much better either. Both were created for social networking with irl friends, not global communities of fans. DeviantArt and y!gallery were the best we ever got, functionality-wise. It's a shame they're both dead or abandoned.

Somedays I wish I was motivated enough to create a /cm/-themed booru, but I doubt it would get the popularity it needs to be fully functional. I just hate having modern fanart so spread out and difficult to find on the web.
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>>3347120
Twitter is a bit better than Instagram in terms of downloading images because well, at least you're able to do it. in Instagram you have to screenshot it, which ruins the quality. not to mention that Instagram also ruins the image you're uploading. however Instagram community in general is better than Twitter, those insane stan who spam "stan ____" in the replies are more easily avoidable on Instagram than on Twitter.

I feel like Tumblr is probably the best platform for artists up until NSFW ban. i hope Pornhub actually buys Tumblr
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>>3347223
You can save instagram images, it's just a little tricky. Open the image, right click it and then choose "inspect element". The source code inspector will pop up with a line highlighted, and the line just above the highlight should have a little arrow beside it. Click the arrow and a URL should appear in the code that pops up that includes an image file extension. Right click that URL and select "open in new tab" to be able to save the image. That will give you the highest resolution of that pic available.

When the porn ban was happening people were talking about moving to pillowfort. I hope that eventually kicks off because it looked promising. But it takes more to move a community to a new site than good functionality. You need a push to get a large initial crowd before other people start to follow.
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>>3347226
really dont understand why Instagram didn't implement that feature in the first place. also Pillowfort is good but it's a shame that not many Tumblr refugees use it
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>>3347548
People don't want their incriminating drunk pics to be saved for blackmail later, so they make it artificially difficult to do so. It's a meaningless gesture because, like you said, it's easy to screenshot anything. I think it just creates the illusion that IG isn't knowingly condoning it. Which is why it would be better for fanart to be posted in a place designed for it.
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Behold: rare Pillowfort fanart.
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Most 2Ds are cute and sweet, but this one's smoking hot. It's making me feel confused.
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>>3347615
2D looked pretty hot in that Phase 4 art where he wore brass knuckle and sideburns
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Been out of the fandom for about 6 months, can someone explain why everyone on tumblr suddenly wants to fuck Murdoc's dad now?
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Also, why is there now a trend of people making Niccals OCs going all the way back to the fucking 1400s?
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>>3347761
It’s really only one artist and the people who follow her. I don’t get it either. Murdoc’s already a scumbag and a villain, did you really need to romanticize the abuser who made him that way? I think the artist just wanted to make some OCs for bland het shipping and it caught on because her art is decent.
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This one? Nu-uh anon, this doesn't do it for me. I find goofy facial hair to be a huge turn-off, personally, but I'm glad you got your ideal 2D.

That one in the fanart though, it's doing something to me. I want to smell him. When you think about it, considering how Damon Albarn looked around phase 3, that probably is a more realistic way for a cute twink like 2D to age. A little broader in the face and shoulders than when he was 25.
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>>3347928
ah sorry if that doesn't do, maybe i just like facial hair in general, especially if it's 2D's

>>3347761
fandoms that has inactive material often make a lot of weird stuff. i tend to just ignore them. Motorcity fandom for example has a bazillion AUs that has nothing to do with the source material outside of the characters. that artist honestly makes pretty good art once Gorillaz actually release something
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I want Hewlett to illustrate 2D's wet tee-shirt contest.
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These two shouldn't be so cute together.
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>>3348262
never 5get the puppet interviews
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>>3348337
That interview was great. All that arm-touching, invasion of personal space, and joking about opening a scone shop together. One of the few times it felt like they genuinely were enjoying each other’s company. I don’t even care that they looked like horrible nightmare abominations while they were doing it.
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>>3348617
Phil and Nelson had a great chemistry, idk if that whole interviews were scripted or improv but these two pulled it off really well. also Murdoc's sex tape wouldn't be the same without them both
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speaking of interviews, i kinda miss mocap interview. they look bad but really charming. tsundere Murdoc was glorious
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>>3348793
The Times interview was also really cute for them. I've always assumed those were more improv than scripted, since their attitudes towards each other were much warmer than in anything that was clearly scripted from that period, like RotO or We Are the Dury. I think the two would have had a much less-likable dynamic if Phil and Nelson weren't allowed some liberties in their interpretations.

I just listened to the Times interview again. It's severely under-rated. They even mention the swan-scones, like it became their inside joke. Fucking adorable.

Something that really upsets me is that one of my favorite 2D and Murdoc recordings has completely disappeared from the internet. It was an XFM radio hijack they did during phase 3 at the time of the Escape from Plastic Beach tour. I think it was supposed to have taken place after the itunes interview and the pirate radio, but before the spotify radio show that had the cute detroit moment. In the lost XFM show Murdoc is being uncharacteristically friendly towards 2D, and 2D is suspicious of his behavior. At one point he even asks Murdoc "Why are you being so nice to me?" I feel like it was an important development in their relationship that bridged the way for Detroit. I really want to listen to it again.

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I didn't love the mocap interviews. The new guy just isn't 2D the way Nelson was. And it doesn't help that the new writing team isn't interpreting him the same way that Cass did either. 2D was an idiot. He'd often lose his train of thought, and he didn't understand what people were talking about so he would respond with non-sequiturs. But he wasn't a toddler. He'd make lewd comments, get upset, and backsass Murdoc even when it was clear he was scared of him. But now it's all feeding cats creme eggs and anxiety. He'd completely lost his edge.
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>>3348923
i personally like mocap interviews, Nelson was still a much better 2D but Kevin didn't do a bad job. i enjoyed it much better than written interviews (with very few exceptions), maybe because Phil Cornwell is still in it. they fucked up Murdoc more than 2D (Noodle still had it worst) but Phil is still the Murdoc i knew, just less vulgar since Gorillaz probably don't want canceled culture to get them

and yeah the lack of Gorillaz archive is really sad, i think most of Murdoc's Plastic Beach facebook chat and another PB chat that featured all 4 members were gone forever.
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Thank god for Phil. If he ever stops doing it they may as well stop with the voice interviews all together. Kevin kind of pissed me off by not knowing the origin of 2D's black eyes. It seems like they would have briefed him on that before sending him off to improv an interview. Kevin and Phil always seemed to know their characters so well. You could tell they were really putting themselves into it. The written interviews have definitely been weird, but I still think 2D got the worst of it. May I present exhibit A: https://imgur.com/a/c26rEVB

If you're talking about the facebook webchat, it's still on Youtube. I love that one. Murdoc is the sweetest there he's ever been. I've never heard of a PB chat that had all 4 members, though. Maybe it disappeared a long time ago. I was asking around on the Gorillaz Unofficial discord when I realized the XFM hijack was gone, and none of them had it. They have a really great archive for mp3s of rare tracks, but nothing for lore. Made me wonder if I should fill the niche, but I couldn't decide how deep to go with it. I'm saving as much lore media on harddrive as I can now, regardless.
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>>3349379
ouch that one was really bad. im still sad that Murdoc lost his edge though. in Free Murdoc campaign especially he felt really different compared to Phase 1-3.

also i remember a new Gorillaz fansite before Humanz, created in 2015-ish i think, is it still up or dead?
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>>3338001
Ive been to jamaica. The only thing on the breeze is weed and parental abuse.
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>>3349781
Murdoc has definitely felt like a parody of himself lately. It's like they were afraid his phase 1-3 violence and insanity wasn't cartoonish enough, so they dialed it up to eleven to make sure there was no mistake. Now you have Murdoc chasing 2D with crossbows and smuggling things up 2D's ass while 2D is passive about acting as his accountant and doing chores for him. It's more over-the-top, but also less interesting.

I'm not sure why Madonna, of all things, is what they latched onto for the #freemurdoc campaign. It was kind of bizarre.

I have no idea about the fansite. I didn't get into the lore until TNN came out, so there's probably a lot that I missed which is now gone forever. The Gorillaz Unofficial discord seems to be the most loyal and knowledgeable community of fans still around, but they don't have a website anymore. One of them does run a blog for Gorillaz news and other things the community uncovers, if you want to keep tabs. It's here: https://gorillazland.wordpress.com/

>>3349857
I don't doubt it. But at least let me suspend my disbelief for Sound Check (Gravity).
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New rumors about the mystery Gorillaz project have come out. Allegedly, somebody who is a mutual follower of Jamie on instagram got a message from him saying that the TV series has "morphed into something bigger". The only evidence we have of this is a screenshot of the message, but it's got everyone active in the fandom all riled up anyways.

I think it's probably a hoax. I kind of hope it is. Part of what makes Gorillaz interesting is how cutting-edge they are in their concepts and with technology, but I worry that something too ambitious won't get any follow-through. Their track record hasn't been great the last few phases.
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>>3350766
im hoping it's true because i just want more gorillaz stuff. i know the writing went to shitter but i need more fanarts ;_;



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