OCT 14th, 2012
I just downloaded the latest episodes on iTunes... so the episodes are being released on itunes but not TV? I already had the subscription a long time ago, but I'm not sure that if you didn't have a subscription before hand, maybe you can't? o_o And will I get to download the episodes next weekend?
This weekend has been a whirlwind of disappointments and surprises.... but no time to think!!! Off to watch the new episodes!
OCT 13th, 2012de.twitter.com/cartoonnetworkNot three week hiatus as we originally thought. It has now turned into a three month hiatus.
I know it's three weeks but still. Nrrg...
Aww man, like, I'm legitimately sad right now, not depressed, just sad. XD I wanted so bad for this thing to just be a scheduling error, like so bad
YJ and GLTAS are the first shows in my life where I actually comb through news, spoilers, a gazillion tumblr posts.
In GLTAS, the fact that they actually bring in other characters that you would probably never think of like Ch'p and Chaselon, do justice on portrayals of fan favorites like Guy and Tomar Re, and introduce unforgettable characters that we fandom think should have never not been there, like Aya and Razer. GLTAS didn't have to get into the story of the rainbow corps, but they did. That show made me want to know more about these characters. The fact that a majority of the show takes place in SPACE and planets that are NOT EARTH? I mean, jeez, stop playing with my emotions. Stop making me think of when I was a kid who wanted to be that spaceman, the universe traveler who explored other planets. Why does this show make me want to know more? I wanna know what the Red Lanterns did to Saint Walker's planet and family (I want chibi SW bebes!). Where did the Anti-Moniter come from? Why is Tomar Re's neckline plunging <- just kidding, I think it looks great on a birdmanfish like him.
I'll be honest with you, when I heard that Sinestro initially wasn't going to be part of the first season, I was like ugh
lame. The best part of the GL movie (maybe the only great part) isn't going to appear? Count me out! But then I watched, and then I fell in love. It's a silly comparison, but it's like my appreciate for pugs. I used to never like them, but when we got two of our own, I found my self thinking about a world without pugs, and I didn't like that. I mean
I've liked green lantern before, but I really haven't appreciated it since BBATB with their portrayals of Guy and the rest of the corps. That series, and this series made me like Guy. That's an achievement.
staff on GLTAS:
And YJ? Don't get me started. Don't get me wrong, I like the original six, but I'm more into the second season team, with Bart, Cassie, Jaime, and others. Jaime, of course, is my favorite, and the fact that they're (potentially- all signs point to yes!) using the Reach as maybe the main alien invasion, with a sprinkling of Darkseid and Apokilips
My god are you serious!? Are you trying to play with my heart? (and yes, I do have a heart) Who does that? Who?! GRANDON, THAT'S WHO! And putting in characters like Static (I know that's you Static!) just blows my socks off because I remember watching the Static Shock TV show when I was 11. Static Shock was my first foray into the DC universe.
DC NATION (and Ben 10: Omniverse) are the ONLY reason that I watch CN. Don't get me wrong, I like Batman, I like Superman, etc, etc
But I find those properties almost- boring now
The Batman bored me to tears, the Legion of Superheroes was a snore (great designs just lackluster for me storywise). Green Lantern and Young Justice are goldmines of mystery and unexplored potential. I know some people complain about the absolute multitude of characters, but that's what I like about the show. I mean, I had never heard of Count Vertigo, Klarion, or Atomic Skull before this show...
staff on YJ:
I try my best to support. I bought the second season of YJ. I bought the whole 26 episode season of GLTAS. I bought the GLTAS soundtrack AND I bought your damn Saint Walker Maquette (*pets* which I love very much)! I mean
if CN released the Shorts, I'd buy the hell outta those too! And art books? Gah
I'd die for an artbook. I'm going to watch Beware the Batman, just to check it out, but there's no way that I would have wanted that series if I knew if meant canceling GLTAS or YJ. I mean, we even set up a viewing party here in Burbank just to watch (hello to those who were able to come!). I support local businesses by buying food from the deli that we view it at, and I had made friends with fellow fans.
I even work at CN, and I've been blindsided. Oi! I think the creators of these shows and the artists, writers, and editors were surprised too. I heard the news about ten hours before DC Nation was about to start.
But the fact that we even got a purely Green Lantern Series and a Young Justice series (that has no relations to Teen Titans), well, that's actually pretty swell in itself. What gives me hope is that I know that in a month it will come back, yeah
in three weeks
*rocks back and forth* three weeks, three weeks...
if you know any other artists or story boardists who have worked on these series and who are on DA, let me know! In the mean time... well, there's always reruns.