Anonymous asked: Earlier today you said Gargoyles was better than Avatar. If I may, what are your problems with Avatar?
I had a long response written but deleted it, because I like ATLA a lot, but this being the internet, I just know somebody would come along and misconstrue what I was conveying. So, long story short: I think Avatar is great, but Bryke are pretty bad at pacing and rely on too many deus ex machinas.
I like “Avatar” A LOT. But I love “Gargoyles”. Sorry. But hey, if you want a controversial statement from me, here it is: “The Legend of Korra” is a piece of garbage.
jkthinkythoughts asked: Demona vs. the Warner Siblings. Would there be a winner or would the world just implode?
Hate to say it - the Warners would win. Demona is WAY too easily annoyed and she would fall for everything.
JW The Mystery Child
JW was the confirmed Big Secret of Season 3 in the CVG video.
So who is JW?
Well, Greg didn’t say (saaaaaaaaaaaaad face) but I will use a little deduction
- Roy was watching him/her, so she/he must be a child
- Roy was watching him/her, which means he/she must be family. He has no siblings, so we can think that it could be his and Jade’s kid, or Artemis’s kid
- JW is initials, so their LAST name begins with W
- Only one character in the show has a W last name
So I’m going with it’s Artemis and Wally’s kid
Never saw that show - it was a very Eighties thing wunnit?
Nooooo, 90s, in the same era as the much-beloved Batman: TAS. Gargoyles was quite a bit better than your average 80s toy commercial cartoon, leaps and bounds better overall quality than Transformers, He-Man or G.I. Joe.
What it did better than the vast majority of cartoons was character development. The villains especially… it was the first time I’d seen a cartoon develop the villains’ motivations (this was well before stuff like Avatar: TLA, mind), make them grey and even give them moments of heroism. By the end of the show, you couldn’t help but understand their positions and you even got to see those motivations change over time.
It also did long-running storylines as well as blending in both a liberal dose of Shakespeare (I’m not kidding) and world mythology. Many a fan will tell you they started reading Macbeth or researching Norse and Celtic mythology because of that show.
Amusingly, a significant number of Star Trek: TNG actors were major voice actors. Jonathan Frakes, Mariana Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn and even Kate Mulgrew were in it. The voice actor list is a bit of a who’s-who for VA nerds.
It also starred a half Native-American, half African-American woman police detective who is to this day one of the all-time great women in a cartoon show. :)
There still hasn’t been anything quite like it. “Avatar: TLA” is a great show, don’t get me wrong. But it’s still not better than “Gargoyles”.
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- Marvel: Introduces Infinity Stones.
- Marvel: Confirms Infinity Stones will appear across multiple movies as a running subplot.
- Fans: HOLY SHIT GUYS AVENGERS 3 HAS TO BE CIVIL WAR