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AmDrag in the Hizzouse by coyoteloon AmDrag in the Hizzouse by coyoteloon
Seen a few episodes of this show lately, and this is still my first impression. I'll probably post a more well-thought-out blurb over on my blog later today or tomorrow.
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chillydragon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
When I watched this cartoon, I was pretty small so I only read the subtitle on the screen ( in my mother language), so, I didn't feel annoy about that. ^^;
And, I prefer the second season design to the first!
MatthieuLacrosse Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
You're propably the 1 person that does
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Exllcent work
Iheartdolls Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
DANTE BASCO the voice of Jake Long REALLY TALKS LIKE THAT INCASE YOU GUYS DIDN'T KNOW HE'S FROM AN URBAN ENVIRONMENT. Not every one talks like they come from a suburb. Way before he did this show he was on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Moesha and Fakin' Da Funk in which he played as an asian boy adopted by a Black Family, He was also Kwok, Penny's boyfriend from the Proud Family. If your a Dante Basco Zuko/Jake Long fan you should know this by now. Dante Basco is a poet/Rapper and hip hop dancer. He grew up around black people.
Darzin101 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Trixie's expression says it all.
AmericanDragon128 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can rapping?
Balviet123 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I believe the purpose was (having Jake talk like a "gangster") was to really show the essence of New York. Coming from a portion of the Empire State near New York City, I can personally say that some people do in fact talk in that manner. Is it annoying? Absolutely. But that's how people talk, because you learn to speak like people you're around. In simpler terms, it's a stereotype.
However, there is a decently mushy-gushy reasoning behind his speech. As previously mentioned in these comments, Jake's speech evenly matches the "poseur" type of New Yorkers. The reason? Jake Long is an Asian-American dragon posing as a human. Him speaking like that is to portray his perpetual "black sheep" status. He's the American Dragon posing as a human, and an Asian trying to pose as a "gangster", though he horribly fails at it.
You see, Jake Long's speech patterns are really a reflection of his status in life. It's also why he turns into his smack-talking self when he's in dragon form, and not as bad when he's in human form.

This reason is cheesy and probably not the true reason behind why Jake talks the way he does, but I always told myself that reason to keep myself from changing the channel because I do love this show.
SonicDBZFan4125 Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Um... It was to have a cocky, arrogant, brash, hot-headed main character as one of the protectors of the entire magical world. It's cliche but it's till good. Young brash, cocky boy learns how to master his powers from the grandfather who's side of the family he got them from.
Balviet123 Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
lmao i dont even remember typing that entire essay b/c it was all so fake deep but ya actually it's probably what you said.  or b/c like...yknow character development all with the whole "all of ur enemies are gonna get on ur nerves kiddo good luck".  unless thats what you mean i dont even know jeez i didnt realize this would come back to me i need to not be on dA if im gonna be going through my "in school so super character analyzing mode" phase.
PandaguyXD Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol, so true! :D
LilaNova34 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
that's raciest that's not funny
wstcst810 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Student Photographer
Hay n,y,c is cool but im from 313 joy road!
CocoaLoco1 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Student Photographer
I kinda liked his season 2 design (not the dragon forms cause he looks REALLY skinny) and whenever he started using WAY 2 much slang I'd end up muting it (which stinks cause I don't want to miss anything!)
CaptainTooner Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
I like the show, at least it's 1st season, but I can see how the slang can get annoying.
Basmalo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Hobbyist
Its the same with me honestly. I didn't really enjoy the show when I first saw it, but the more I watched the more I respected what they were trying to do. I grew to enjoy the story, especially as the series went on and grew a touch more serious.

The art change? The second style looks fantastic for everyone BUT Jake. Seriously, everyone got a better look but the main hero? He just looks SILLY in his dragon form, instead of intimating of strong.

NOTE: In case anyone hasn't already picked this up, something for you Avatar the Last Airbender Fans. The voice of Jake is the same voice actor that does Prince Zuko, and the voice actress of Rose is the same girl that does Katara.

How's THAT for hilarious?
The-Laughing-Lunatic Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
The Zutara fans will be spazzling over this...I know because I am one of them! :XD:
Raxiel12321 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Thats just hystericall xDD
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
Looks great.
EquidnaRojo Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never really had a problem with Jakes talk, but then, I come from a whole school of posers e_0 It's even worse when there is ONE black guy, and even HE sounds like a poser... It's like, dude.......

Anyway, I'm faving this peice cause Jake looks pretty cool...
pudding000 Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
LOL So true. 2nd designs are better. I used to hate the 2nd designs,but I started liking it.
sophieswampwitch Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
nelly1234 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008
I thought it was cool
Forte-Freakazoid Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
The only character who got an upgrade with the new animation is Trixie. Other than that the old stuff was the best. D:

And Jake is annoying.
Katgirl123 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007
Dude XD Luv Spud's expression as he said that :+fav:
Dragon-Titan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Their reasoning is because Jake's a first-generation of immirgiants (apparently, his mom wasn't born in America), hence the way he talks.

To me, his talk is funny. It makes me laugh. :XD:
slawomiro Featured By Owner May 17, 2007
I also don't like Jake's hip-hop way of talking XD But I do like the pic... Bah! I think it's brilliant!! ;)
Critical-Error Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007  Student Digital Artist
scot365 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
XDD funny
blackknightroxas Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007
so raciest to us black people(not your comic. the show) and animation
KittyRose Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, his slang repetition was very annoying; it was like nails on a chalkboard.
heavenly4 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2007
yeah i hate how he calls himself the "am-drag" am-drag

really wierd... i watch it though cuz it has a really catchy theme song.

WielderOfTwilight Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
LOL, that's awesome XD I've always had that thought stuck in my head
Aquarius21294 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
Hated that show in the beginning, but it grew on me.

Funny pic, I agree the "street talk" is rather annoying.
coyoteloon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
Maybe the idea is to make Jake's "street talk" so annoying that you don't realize how annoying Trixie's "street talk" is. I think the writers of the show themselves have commented that it's the most frequent complaint they get from fans.
Aquarius21294 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
I hope they fix that. A little slang here and there isn't so bad, but seriously.
coyoteloon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
Yeah, the show doesn't use a "little" slang. It really comes across as a bunch of white guys who are trying too hard to sound "jiggy with it".
Aquarius21294 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
XD I know. Bad for the children!
Houndourneo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
SyndicDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
dude you fuckin rock
coyoteloon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
Straight up, dawg.
SyndicDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
yea man no shit
FroudTheXenophile Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007   General Artist
I, for one, am surprised that Dante Brasco plays Jake and Zuko on "Avatar" (a relatively geeky- I hate it when non-black people try to act black- role compared the resident emo). Good job on the piece though.
WanderinShadow Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
now that you mention it. their voices are similiar. I usually catch these things when watching anime but i don't compare stuff from different networks.
TarePanda54 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
asians acting black... now I've seen everything..
MMO-Rehab Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007

and the intro to the shows? he turns into a rockstar and its unbearably embarrassing.
gunshotSPADE Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
Oh, dear god, FINALLY someone speaks out against the travesty that is the "AM-DRAG".

Blacklotuscomic Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
The rapping dragon show? Seriously I don't know it, but it's a cool picture.
timmiboi Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007  Professional Filmographer
"Dude, he ain't black, he's frikkin red!"

But seriously, I like it, but I know a guy who acts just like Jake so I find it amusing in small doses.
MAC1992 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007
this would be something on dave chappele, lol
0cean0eep Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lmao: So true...
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