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Comments for the week ending September 29, 2019

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Thanks, everyone, for the birthday wishes. (And I'm thrilled Spirits can be found ANYWHERE!)

Have a great day, all of you!

Greg Weisman

Many happy returns to the Fanciest Bast**d this side of the cosmos! :D
Masterdramon - [kmc12009 at mymail dot pomona dot edu]
"My function is to observe." - Yuki Nagato

When I visited the local library today, they had a stand up for books with ghosts in them ([presumably to prepare for Halloween), and one of them was Greg Weisman's "Spirits of Ash and Foam". A particularly appropriate day to spot it.
Todd Jensen

I too wish a happy birthday for Greg.
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Happy birthday, Greg Weisman!
Todd Jensen

Ninth -- and since it's already the 28th according to the CR's timestamp, Happy Birthday Greg Weisman!!
"The suspense is terrible, I hope it lasts" -- Willy Wonka

Todd> I'm actually getting some "Aku's Fairy Tales" vibe from that episode of Samurai Jack.
Including that bit with the little girl with GREAT, FLAMING EYEBROWS.

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A new dark creativity demon:

Castaway puts out a book of "rewritten" fairy tales, designed to "teach" the younger generation to fear gargoyles and support his quest to destroy them. A sample story from it is "Goldilocks and the Three Gargoyles", in which Goldilocks wanders into a house with three gargoyles perched on the roof in stone sleep during the day. After eating the porridge and sitting on the chairs, she goes to sleep in one of the beds, but sleeps too long. Night falls, the gargoyles awaken, enter the house, find her, divide her into big, medium, and little portions and dip her into the porridge to eat.... (And, yes, the ending was inspired by "Calvin and Hobbes".)

Todd Jensen


Some Geek

Vinnie - [thomaspeano at yahoo dot com]
Deplorable and loving it!

Sorry, that was me.
Todd Jensen

And since "Gargoyles" obviously wouldn't have been on Disney's programming in the Gargoyles Universe, that would change their plans enough that "Quack Pack" might have been dreamed up and produced at a different time.

<insert Fifth Amendment joke here>

Todd> Considering all the other ways that universe is ahead of ours (except in storage media, GEEZ those were huge disks), getting a Disney show two years early isn't that surprising.

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!

ALGAE - [I always assumed it was a Quack Pack clip myself.}

That seems most likely to me as well. (Which means that the Gargoyles Universe must have gotten "Quack Pack" about two years ahead of the real world.)

Todd Jensen


TODD> I always assumed it was a Quack Pack clip myself. Though it may have been original animation using QP Donald's character model.



Time to make... my move

In a bit of shameless self-promotion, I wrote up a short review for the remake of Link's Awakening over at my blog and feedback is always appreciated.


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A "Gargoyles" question that I never thought to ask before (I should have submitted it to "Ask Greg", but the queue's so long now, and it's been months since Greg last answered any questions, so I decided against it). Near the beginning of "Enter Macbeth", Hudson's watching a Donald Duck cartoon. I found myself wondering recently whether this was a clip from an actual Donald Duck cartoon, or specially created for that scene? (The animation style matches Donald's regular style, so I suspect the former. I recall he was wearing a Hawaiian shirt rather than his usual sailor suit, so it might have been "Quack Pack" footage, coming out in advance.)

(I also remember Hudson stroking his beard thoughtfully as he watched the cartoon, as if pondering the strange spectacle before him: a duck grown to the size of a man, who wears clothes and can speak - kind of. "Not even the Archmage's sorcery brewed a creature as bizarre as this.")

Todd Jensen