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Recently, I've been recalling the Tintin stories, and I realized, these stories can get very, very dark. I know most of the time the situations arent that horrible for kids, like "Castafiore Emerald", "Shooting Star", "Broken Ear", and "King Ottokar's Sceptre", but most are extremely dark, especially "Explorers on the Moon". This is such a dark comic, I can hardly believe it was written for children. Snowy breaks his leg from a stow-a-way on the moon rocket, someone is shot and KILLED, someone jumps out into space (if you know what happens when a person is exposed to the nothingness of space), and almost everyone dies from suffocation. Most have to do with drug smuggling, murder, and slave trading.
Tintin himself has gotten plenty of injuries that really should've killed him. I know I've gone on and on about Tintin being the luckiest man on earth. But seriously, how the hell is this kid still alive? He's been shot three times and blown up! And don't get me started on crashes. His medical bills must be very high.
Anyway, Tintin is a very dark comic for kids, but overall still enjoyable.
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ThunderBearStudios Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
lol.. never too deep for kids.. maybe TODAY'S kids who've been bogged down by parents who think they're to fragile to handle the world and the truth in it (ooooh boy.. I know some of those types.. luckily, they're far and few betwwn, but don't get me started.) Lol.. I mena.. parents today think kids'll be scared by Bambi for cripes sake lol.. yeh right.. as a kid.. it didn't even PHASE me! I do cry at it now, but because of the wonderful art.. I guess it's cause somewhere in me i knew I was watching a movie.. even at the age of 5. What happened to kids man o.o?
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JudgeChaos Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
I know, right?
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ThunderBearStudios Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
oooo.. *facepalms* TELL me about it!!
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JudgeChaos Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
The movies and TV shows coming out these days are horrendous. With a few exceptions.
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ThunderBearStudios Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
indeed
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Ad1er Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
you know, kids in the past were different than we are now. there was a war on the corner, they had to fight and choose a side, you know.
I know, maybe I can say that I know, if you start a comic, it'll change, your original plans will become darker OR happier. we might get these stories different, than '30's kids did-we do, of course! but they were fascinated and addicted too ;)
knowing internet, today's kids learn worse things, not only life and death.

btw, it's supposed to be a positive comment to your journal, I'm sometimes really afraid and worry because of that boy and always asking Hergé, why did he do that, how, etc :XD:
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JudgeChaos Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
I get that, like how animation isn't limited to kids anymore, yadda yadda. But other people don't see that.
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Ad1er Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
other people are stupid. some of them will always say that cartoons are for children. they are idiots. sadly, we can't change their opinion :(
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JudgeChaos Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Except for animes and shows you normally see on adult channels. I really don't care what it is, I'm a fan of every type of animation.
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Saineem Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I grew up with Tintin and it has never been dark for me, even till this day. Perhaps it has to do with the bright palette Hergé uses in all the panels. Not to mention dark aspects like murders are always played down enough so that children don't realize them (I know I didn't). Now that I'm an adult, I do notice the real-life, serious sides behind the stories; but it still sums up to be an entertaining series. 
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JudgeChaos Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Yeah, like me, I was an idiot when it came to noticing these things. Unless it was shoved in my face, I wouldn't know.
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S-e-l-a Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
children will read it, but not undrestand fully what's going on. when i was a kid, the tintin cartoons used to show, but i never liked it. but now that i've almost finished high-school, i can honestly say i'm in love with every single tintin book. that i think prooves that it's not "meant" mainly for kids. when i first had the dvd of the new spielberg movie, i decided to watch it with my little brother. despite that he likes movies, he did'nt like it! :(! but once he becomes a teen i'll make him watch it again =p :D
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Ad1er Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
same happened to me!:D but not only in the Tintin fandom. I re-watch some cartoons I loved or hated when I was a child, and laughing, or even not laughing about the things happening in these cartoons...the cartoon makers DO put hints for adults or for elder people. for example, in the cartoon I'm currently watching, there are a lot of parodies about some countries and about the second world war(the cartoon was born in the '60's) but I don't think that any of the kids did and do understand these.
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S-e-l-a Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you hit right in the forehead ;)! i think the makers do it on purpose so people of all ages can enjoy meantime :la: 
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Ad1er Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
:)
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JudgeChaos Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Well, I saw the Spielberg film for my birthday in 2012 (my birthday's at the beginning of January) and that's how I was first introduced. Now I own the whole cartoon series, a few of the comics, and I've seen every possible Tintin adaption I could find.
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S-e-l-a Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha! same thing happened to me! ever since i knew about the movie, i remembered seeing the cartoons as a kid, but before i had a chance to get the dvd of the movie and see it, one of my friends (not a huge fan like us :( ) turned out to own the blue lotus and the shooting star, i borrowed and read them, then i stopped at nothing until i found the dvd of the movie, other books, and the tv series. thats when i started to get really into this universe! :D i regret nothing! :heart:
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JudgeChaos Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Yup. :iconpervytintinplz:
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S-e-l-a Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:tighthug:
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Lieju Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
And yet Captain Haddock couldn't use actual swear words, because the audience included kids. (Not that I'm upset, quite the opposite. Haddock's curses are far more entertaining than if he just used coarse language.)
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JudgeChaos Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Yup, why hasn't anyone done Unessasary Censorship with Haddock? That'd be funny!
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Musou-ka Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No way! I'm reading the comics, and I'm up to Tintin in Tibet, which is VERY emotional; if anything, I think Tintin is too deep for kids to handle.
In my opinion, the best works are always intended to be written for kids – The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Harry Potter, etc. – or if not, family friendly e.g. Star Trek (well, sort of, xD). 
I mean, just look at them! They are absolutely amazing!
Tintin is a work of genius and if anyone tells you, or I, or any other Tintin fanatic, that The Adventures of Tintin is childish, we shall say: "You don't understand. JUST DEAL WITH IT, BRO :icondealwithitplz:"
They just don't know how much pure awesomeness Tintin radiates.
I shall show this to anyone who tells me Tintin is childish. >: D

Also, I honestly think it would be hard for an adult to write a "children"'s book/story/show without having, or accidentally including, some "adult"/mature elements in it. I mean, adults will never be children – adults will always be adults – and it's hard for them to remember what it's like being a child, as well as what children like in their stories.
In other words: writing a good children's story is flipping hard, no doubt about it. :L
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JudgeChaos Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Tintin in Tibet is very emotional because Hergè wrote it when he was having a midlife crisis. When my cousin said Tintin was stupid, I asked why he thought that (he just thinks what his dad thinks. My uncle dislikes Tintin because it replaced Voltron) he didn't have an answer, so I showed him Tintin in Tibet.
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Musou-ka Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I heard that, yes; it is very emotional. That would've been a good book to show him, in my opinion, since it's quite deep! :D
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JudgeChaos Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
I showed him the TV episode.
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Musou-ka Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, okay then. xD
That would still be a good episode to show him, though. C:
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JudgeChaos Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
I asked him afterwards if Tintin was still stupid. He hasn't answered.
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Bandling45 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is certainly not a childish series. I can say I have thoroughly enjoyed it in high school! 
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JudgeChaos Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
I'm going into high school and I like it.
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Bandling45 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh! Congratulations! Trust me, it's nothing like those stereotypical teen movies show. ;)
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TheMysidianGenius Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Some of my friends tell me Tintin is just for kids and it's weird how I watch it.
This would gladly prove them wrong. :D
But yeah, some of the stuff is rather dark, I have noticed. 
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JudgeChaos Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Yeah, whenever I bring up Tintin, my friends look at me like I'm crazy.
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TheMysidianGenius Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I know! And they're not exactly happy when I go on about it... XD
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JudgeChaos Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
I just say "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn"
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TheMysidianGenius Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aha, you're just right to! XD
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JudgeChaos Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
xD
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angieuzumaki24 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it mcan be a childish, but some of of young adults or teenagers read those.I haven't watch tintin stuff for awhile. Idk  never too old for tintin like disney.
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JudgeChaos Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Yeah, they have the Tintin books in the teen room of the public library. The books keep disappearing when I go to read the ones I don't own, so that means I'm not the only one in town whose reading them. But everyone I know thinks its childish. To that I say EXPLORERS ON THE MOON!
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angieuzumaki24 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no matter how old you Are, you can still read them
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JudgeChaos Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Explain that to my friends. :(
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