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Comments for the week ending April 22, 2018

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Yes, happy birthday to the man who made pollution sound appealing!

You know it was Tim Curry's birthday a couple days ago and I didn't even realize it.
Happy 72nd to our favorite mad scientist.

Muscles fade and the mind dulls.But as long as the heart is willing, strength remains.

Discovered, in a forum dedicated to one of my favorite webcomics, "Gunnerkrigg Court", someone who recalls "Gargoyles".

The current story has a talking wolf named Ysengrin (based on a character in the medieval "Roman de Renard"), after gaining godlike powers, attacking the Court in the title, which switches on a force field dome to block his attack. In the forum, some of the discussion of that scene reminded me of Oberon's attack on the force field around the Eyrie Building in "The Gathering", and I mentioned it. Someone else remarked about remembering "Gargoyles", and quoted Owen's line about "Energy is energy, whether generated by science or sorcery".

Nice to find someone else who remembers the series after all this time, elsewhere.

Todd Jensen

Not that it's a big deal, but I think I got my name slightly wrong.
Green Lantern's Nightlight

Yes, we're reduced to discussing the weather. LOL. No snow here, that's been and gone. And amazingly there was a lot of it for several days. Now it's the complete opposite. News from the UK.

I just found out today that Joe Books cancelled their Cinestory. Disappointing that they fumbled so quickly. They could've done something great. I think Disney are doing their own Cinestories now, because I did see one for Sofia the First, and I don't think it was from Joe Books. It looks like they've just given up.

Green Lantern's Night Light

Spen- Here in Minnesota we have gotten a record snow for April, officially 23.5 inches or something like that.

Sad part is, this is not the latest blizzard that we have had over the last 20 years or so.


It's great that Goliath made the top 100, but for the record, Goliath was created by myself and Greg Guler. Many, many people contributed to bringing the character to the screen, chief among them, Frank Paur, Michael Reaves, Kazuyoshi Takeuchi and, of course, Keith David. But that's not creation. Greg & I created the character by any standard definition.
Greg Weisman

SPEN - We also got Richard Jackson's report of Goliath in that "top 100 animated characters" book (and thanks for reporting it, Jackson, by the way).

But, yes, I'll agree that we are running low of things to discuss - though mostly because there really has been very little new on that, with nothing new being done for "Gargoyles" officially.

Todd Jensen

Tenth! And we're seriously reduced to discussing the weather?

Here in Iowa, we've been having an extended "Sprinter"; spring that thinks it's still winter. Every few days we've been teasing at a warm-up, followed by more snow. But it hasn't been accumulating much.


I got a book from the library called "A Celebration of Animation: The 100 Greatest Cartoon Characters in Television History" by Marty Gitlin and Joe Wos. Goliath is number 69 on the list and his profile covers pages 205-207.

Under the trivia section, it mentions the Gathering of the Gargoyles conventions, that gargoyles belong to the biological class of gargates and that Greg Weisman has written several radio plays for fan conventions.

Under the "created by" section, Greg, along with Michael Reaves and Brynne Chandler Reaves are credited for Goliath's creation.

My apologies if someone has already posted about this.

Richard Jackson

Eighth. It's been "snowing" here in southwest Ohio, but not really collecting. Basically just flurries whipping around, practically parallel to the ground due to all the wind.

After being 80 degrees over the weekend.

Midwest weather is weird.

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!

We don't get snow here in Phoenix, either, and I miss it. Snow in the Midwest isn't so bad, if you stock up before it hits (assuming it's a big snow).
Todd Jensen

I'm in California's Bay Area, we don't really get snow.
Like at all.

Muscles fade and the mind dulls.But as long as the heart is willing, strength remains.

[B]*looks around at beautiful, tropical, temperatures in the low-80s Hawaii*

...Yeah I'm gonna have to go with a no on that one

Masterdramon - [kmc12009 at mymail dot pomona dot edu]
"Take my revolution!" - Utena Tenjou

(6th)Sixth!!!!!! Too much snow here.
Vinnie - [tpeano29 at hotmail dot com]
Deplorable and loving it!

Fifth. And no, we barely got any snow this past winter at all. Zero snow days used at my school.
Matt - [Saint Charles, Missouri, USA]
"For SCIENCE, which, as my associate Fang indicated, must move ever forward." - Sevarius


So, anyone else get a foot of snow over the weekend?


I think it's time to blow this scene.

Get everybody and the stuff together.


Three, two, one, let's jam!

Masterdramon - [kmc12009 at mymail dot pomona dot edu]
"Take my revolution!" - Utena Tenjou

I'll take two.
Muscles fade and the mind dulls.But as long as the heart is willing, strength remains.

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