I’ve been discussing this with other fans a lot as of late, plus a recent podcast hosted by the folks at The Blog of Oa, interviewing Green Lantern TAS Producer Giancarlo Volpe helped shed some light on what helps keep shows on the air.
Fair warning… Some of this may come off as kind of harsh, but I really think it needs to be said. There’s a lot we can probably blame Cartoon Network for, but unfortunately I think some of the fault really does rest with the fans themselves. (And do keep in mind that as you read this, this is just what I believe given the circumstances and what I’ve learned about how this industry tends to operate.)
Honest answer: I need to watch more. XD;
From the one episode I have seen, though? I really dig the style and the music is damn great. I think it’s a show that’s got a lot of potential in terms of story and characters, so at some point I would like to get caught up on it. (I need to do the same with Tron: Uprising.)
Eep, thank you! I definitely try, though a good portion of the time I feel like I don’t succeed with taking what’s in my head and putting it to paper/screen. I’m glad you like what I’ve got to show, though! ^^
If you follow me or are just checking up on the Generator Rex tag, feel free to answer this question, as I’m honestly curious.
I’m considering doing some kind of random give away at some point, most likely a few of the GR toys, which are still in package. But I’m considering a few other options as well. Art by me, maaaybe some of the DC Action Pack comics featuring GR stories, etc.
How interested would you all be in something like that and what kind of stuff would you be most interested in?
Definitely! I know I haven’t done much GLTAS fan work since my second fan fic, which I wrote about four weeks ago, but life has been kind of kicking me where it counts right now and I haven’t had much in the way of creative energy lately.
In terms of what might be coming in the future… Regarding fic, I don’t really have any ideas at the moment, though that could certainly change. However, I DO have a number of ideas for fan art, but like I said it’s just a matter of having the time and energy to work them out.
BUT THIS WAS STILL THE BEST “ENDGAME” OF ALL TIME
OF ALL TIME
Also the best Deus Ex Machina yours doesn’t even hold a firebent candle
Let me re-iterate this concept guys. Looking at an artist’s original character and then immediately commenting how you think they resemble/look just like/must be based on some other character is incredibly insulting roughly 90% of the time. If you’re about to type out that sentence, you better mean it as an insult, because it sure as double hockey-sticks is NOT a compliment.
Why? Because this sort of comment generally implies the following.
- Your way of drawing this is not sufficiently differentiated enough from this other thing (which the artist may or may not even be familiar with) to be seen as something original.
- You copied/stole that character design, right?
- I, as your audience, cannot tell the difference between two characters with similar hair styles or outfit colors, and those things are forever associated with character X and can never be used by anyone else without being assumed to be the same thing.
So, unless you are certain a character is a deliberate homage to another character or person, please think about why you’re saying that phrase. Not all men with short red hair are Ichigo from Bleach or a member of J.K. Rowling’s Weasley family. Not all women with long dark hair are the same character. Miyazaki did not invent miniature women wearing red or using human objects as weapons; he didn’t even invent Arietty herself. IT’S. BEEN. DONE.