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Comments for the week ending January 26, 2014

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In case no one here has heard yet. :(


To be honest: For me Gargoyles didn't have a huge impact on my life. The only thing that comes to my mind is that Gargoyles made me interested in Shakespeare. I started to read Macbeth, but after four pages I put it aside. It's not that I didn't enjoy reading (as if you could tell after four pages), it was just tough stuff. I will come back to Shakespeare later eventually.

I like that Gargoyles never was a show that screams "you should not do that!" at the audience. The show did address problems, but always managed to make good stories out of it and never just simply pointed the finger at something. I hate it when shows do that. Gargoyles made you think about situations on your own instead of giving you answers to everything.

But Gargoyles strengthened my interests in writing and character development. I am always questioning the actions of characters in movies now. Well except if the director somehow successfully manages to turn my brain off and I simply enjoy the film. I rewatched a lot of my favorite movies to see if they're still as good as I thought they were. Most of them are, but some are not. Glad my all time favorite (which is Back To The Future) didn't loose any of its awesomeness.

Ohh... And I whistle the Gargoyles theme a lot! I like it when people around me recognize it or ask me where it's from.

And I will never try jalapenos ever again!

Neill - [neillgargoyle(a)gmail dot com]
watch my Demona video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNGrg5Wm12E

After watching "Gargoyles", I paid even more attention to early Scottish history; I was always keen on the medieval period, but spent even more time reading up on the kings of 10th and 11th century Scotland after seeing them featured in "City of Stone" and "Avalon Part One" (not to mention "Once Upon a Time There Were Three Brothers" and the TimeDancer story in "Clan-Building"). I suspect I'm not the only one here, either, who was keen to learn more about that portion of Scottish history.

I might well have paid all the more attention to architectural gargoyles after seeing the show, as well. (The Central West End here in St. Louis has one set of unusual gargoyles - metal gargoyles worked into some of the lamp-posts.)

Todd Jensen
Hufflepuffs are really good finders

Growing up with Gargoyles was a huge impact for my personal tastes inspiring my love for mythology as well as set the foundation for my modern perspective. Gargoyles covered a number of different types of fiction: sword and sorcery, science fiction, urban drama, and Shakespeare (everything a growing kid needs). At the same time I was introduced to a number of principles that I didn't quite understand at the time but would none the less influence me. Ideas like not taking everyone at face value, fallible heroes and sympathetic villains. Having a code of honor and the blurred lines between good and evil. That the good guys don't always win and adults don't have all the answers. This was show that not only entertained but also made one think. To me that's what makes Gargoyles timeless.
I have nothing more to say...So why am I still talking?

That anon was me.

I've been a long time fan of gargoyles, but it wasn't until relatively recently that I became engrossed in it as well as the rest of Weisman's work. If there's anything I've taken away from it...it's that stories don't always need endings.

Gargoyles has had a huge effect on my life. I use quotes from it in my speech all the time. More than daily. I spend a lot of time tinkering around and pondering over gargate biology and genetics and have spent an unreal amount of time drawing gargoyles (I'm not very good) or creating custom action figures (at which I'm slightly more skilled). The last few years I've been pouring over the comics repeatedly with the intent of getting them as deep in my mind as the episodes are.

And I got fired from a job once because I was thinking about integrity and how it is a constant, daily struggle (ala Renard). I was in a meeting and no one would say the truth and we were getting screamed at. And I just kept thinking about integrity and how the whole situation was a lot like Goliath's predicament. Despite doing what he was lead to believe was right, mistakes were made and it didn't matter if he was lied to or tricked. So, I was honest, and I was fired for something that I didn't have much control over. Long story. The point is that if I didn't have Gargoyles so ingrained, I wouldn't have been fired and my life would've followed another path.

So, good, bad or ugly, Gargoyles has had a huge impact. Certainly changed my life.

Matt - [Saint Louis, Missouri, USA]
"For science, which, as my associate Fang indicated, must move ever forward. Plus there's the money... and I do love the drama!" - Sevarius, "Louse"

Reading the Gargoyles 2198 plan made me want to become a writer, and a lot of my philosophies on storytelling derive largely from Gargoyles (with a bit of Space Ghost for good measure).
Harlan of the Ghosts
You actually defeated Captain Corn. That's really something.

To some people, television shows and movies are strictly entertainment or just a temporary distraction from normal mundane every day life and nothing more.

I will be bold and say that, for all of us, Gargoyles will always be much more than a television show.

Is there anything from the show that has inspired you to live differently or make you change something about you for the better (or maybe for the worse)? Do you find yourself repeating a specific belief or behavior that you gleaned from the show? Do you use the password "alone"? Do you call your significant other "angel" because of the show? Do you eat jalapenos out of a jar? Did you once not lock up your firearm, but now you do?

Personally, I have a small select group of guy friends that I'm very close to. I love these guys. With them, and them only, whenever we get together, we do the rookery handshake as we say hello and as we say goodbye. I explained to each of them, at one time or another, the concept behind it and to this day we still continue to do it every time.

Anthony Tini

Why aren't conventions or comic cons televised or broadcasted over the internet? Is there a copyright issue?

If I could virtually attend a panel, for a price, depending on said price, that would be something I would potentially be interested in.

Anthony Tini

Thom Adcox and Marina Sirtis are now guests at the next (mini) Gathering of the Gargoyles at CONvergence: http://www.convergence-con.org/2014/01/two-new-guests-announced-for-2014/
Landon - [<- Gargoyles News Twitter Feed]

BRAINIAC> Of course not... If I was I'd post stuff like this...


Camilla: You, sir, should unmask.
Stranger: Indeed?
Cassilda: Indeed it's time. We all have laid aside disguise but you.
Stranger: I wear no mask.
Camilla: (Terrified, aside to Cassilda.) No mask? No mask!
The King in Yellow, Act I, Scene 2.

Have you seen the Yellow Sign?

*checks Algernon's signature*

Al, are you trying to bring about complete insanity amongst the entire population of the Comment Room?

Brainiac - [OSUBrainiac at gmail dot com]
There is balance in all things. Live in symmetry with the world around you. If you must blow things up and steal from those around you, THAT'S WHAT RPGS ARE FOR!

look what appeared on 9gag all of a sudden:

that's how you spread the word!
now the only thing the guys who commented on this picutre need to do is search google for Gargoyles, find the intro, watch the show and get on this site!

Neill - [neillgargoyle(a)gmail dot com]
watch my Demona video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNGrg5Wm12E

And it was then that Nyarlathotep came out of Egypt. Who he was, none could tell, but he was of the old native blood and looked like a Pharaoh... He said he had risen up out of the blackness of twenty-seven centuries, and that he had heard messages from places not on this planet.

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My poor Patriots. Next year I guess.


Rebel - [rebelfornea at gmail dot com]

Tenth! Looking forward to Broncos vs Seahawks in two weeks!
Anthony Tini

Double, double, toil and trouble. Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Chip - [Sir_Griff723 at yahoo dot com]
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. ~~C.S. Lewis

The Sadistic Cow
Constant vigilance!

"The suspense is terrible, I hope it lasts" -- Willy Wonka

Madoka Kaname, Homura Akemi, Sayaka Miki, Mami Tomoe, and Kyoko Sakura!

Which is to say...


Masterdramon - [kmc12009 at mymail dot pomona dot edu]
"If someone ever tells me it's a mistake to have hope...well then, I'll just tell them they're wrong. And I'll keep telling them until they believe. No matter how many times it takes." - Madoka Kaname

I have nothing more to say...So why am I still talking?

Brainiac - [OSUBrainiac at gmail dot com]
There is balance in all things. Live in symmetry with the world around you. If you must blow things up and steal from those around you, THAT'S WHAT RPGS ARE FOR!

Vinnie - [tpeano29 at hotmail dot com]
Mark Twain: "Don't argue with stupid people. They'll take you down to their level and beat you with experience."

Matt - [Saint Louis, Missouri, USA]
"For science, which, as my associate Fang indicated, must move ever forward. Plus there's the money... and I do love the drama!" - Sevarius, "Louse"