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Messages - Ladonna Compson

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Arthur on the Web / Re: PFB: The Lost Episode
« on: November 13, 2013, 03:32:12 pm »
blah. too unrealistic.

don't really agree with that comic, but its cool someone, y'know, actually acknowledges Arthur like that...

Series Discussion / Re: The Tone of Arthur
« on: November 09, 2013, 01:21:48 pm »
heh..yeah, I was really going on a rant just then... :-\ sorry. what I meant to say was, I thought the original problem was that the 80's writers didn't intend for it to become as popular as it did (though I am sure they appreciated it.) and when adults and even teens enjoyed the heart and humor, somebody got a little to excited, and since they didn't quite know how to handle the fandom, they just took it for granted that they could sell the show off to companies with less talent, and the show would still be popular. also, I don't think that when a show gets sold to a different company, it comes with the same writers and producers. but even if it does, the company in charge will still influence it, maybe to try to copy what it was like before, or maybe try to bring a "modern" feel to the show. whatever happens, the change in tone, which I perceive as the rise of annoying preachiness, as opposed to heartfelt life lessons, and the downfall of witty humor and nostalgic Arthur-ness, replaced with wacky, told-a-million-times jokes where the funniest it gets is slapstick, and a "modern" way of doing things, which works with some shows, and not at all well with others. although, as I have stated before, I do see a slight rise in overall quality of the episodes as they come out, and hopefully the episodes will soon be close to the normal standard. I think story9 is starting to understand that to make Arthur work, they need to take a leaf out of cinar(cookie jar's? whatever. the name of the first company that produced arthur)'s book, and make Arthur the way that it was made before. with a little bit of a modern tough, but not piled on the way it was in season 16. ugh.

Don't take all of me too seriously. This topic just really gets me steamed, but I tried to be clearer this time. Kudos if you actually read the whole thing.  ;D

Series Discussion / Re: The Tone of Arthur
« on: November 08, 2013, 06:50:52 pm »
the original Arthur was written by...someone... who had a good sense of humor. when Arthur was sold off to its second company, they thought that since everyone liked Arthur so much, that anyone who made the episodes could make them as well as anyone else, and everyone would still like it. compared to other cartoons of the age, Arthur was the only kids show that was funny enough (and had enough heart.) that kids and adults fell in love with it. in fact, Arthur was probably the first kids show to have an adult fan base, however, since that was a relatively new concept, the people in charge didn't know how to handle it well.
look at My Little Pony, for instance, (yes, I am a Brony.) the people who make that are considerate of the fan base, and keep the quality (animation and otherwise) up to its normal standards. Arthur could have been more popular with fan boys and girls than it is right now (and it is still pretty popular, but only the really old episodes are watched, and really treated as canon.) if people didn't hand it around to different production company's and bring the quality to an all time low.
 the people (currently) in charge are being pretty inconsiderate to forget that adults and tweens are watching and hoping that the animation company's will remember that this show DOES have a fanbase. but this fanbase is gonna get really pissed if the people in charge keep on thinking that the show is popular enough that they can make the episodes so crappy and preachy. >:(

sorry. rant.

General Discussion / Re: Hello people, I'm a new member
« on: November 08, 2013, 06:32:56 pm »
Hi! We are a small little community, but I know it'll have a special place in you browser. Welcome! (Don't feel to intimidated by the older members. I'm actually new-ish too.  ;D )

Characters / Re: Bailey
« on: October 27, 2013, 01:53:42 pm »
Its likely. Although I wouldn't be surprised if it was just a mistake on the writers part. They've made worse mistakes.  :-[

Characters / Re: Favorite Arthur Character
« on: October 18, 2013, 08:14:40 am »
I chose the Brain.  ;D


Series Discussion / Re: What if Prunella Deegan got ran over by a car?
« on: October 16, 2013, 10:18:34 pm »
whom afterwards we would never hear of or see ever again.

Episodes / Re: Older Episode Theories
« on: October 16, 2013, 10:07:45 pm »
*yawn* I watched it to see what all the fuss was about. I wouldn't be surprised if they took it off the channels because of the bad acting. (then again, I'm surprised they didn't do that for ALL PFB episodes.) I am not pro-gay, (I know, so old-fashioned.  :P ) but that episode wasn't anything to get worked up about.   ::)

Characters / Re: Mr. Ratburn
« on: October 14, 2013, 04:52:01 pm »
"Its a paradox!"  :o

Characters / Re: Couples
« on: October 13, 2013, 08:26:18 pm »
oh come on. francine is that rare example of a species i am a part of called "the tomboy." she wears pants to parties. uh, so do i! (i would wear pants to every social event if i could, but my mom doesn't let me.  :-\  ) i love sports. just becuase you like doing something useful and fun (not to mention competitive.  8) ) with your body doesn't mean you are LGBT. in D.W.s story, it was the girls imagination. she probably saw francine as bossy, so she put her in as someone bossy, and the thing with the play was just a kids play. in a little kids play its not such a big deal. as for the dad calling her "franky," that is the most ridiculous thing ever. becuase her dad calles her franky, she must be lesbian? i mean come on. its fine when girls have boy nicknames, alot do, it doesn't make them attracted to other girls. i have seen what LGBT is, and it isn't here at all.

no Brain LGBT. he mine.  ;D

Characters / Re: Mr. Ratburn
« on: October 06, 2013, 01:34:02 pm »
oh wow. mr. ratburn is AWSOME!

Characters / Re: Buster's Dad
« on: October 06, 2013, 01:27:05 pm »
in "arthur," you only saw his ears, it was a running gag, (except it wasn't really funny, and no-one really cared...) and in PFB he looked like the slenderman. I don't know why.

that's probably why i stay away from that show.  :o uuugh. weird.

Characters / Re: Couples
« on: October 04, 2013, 09:30:26 pm »
the only ones i dont agree with arthurxfrancine. its arthurxsue ellen and francinexgeorge all the way. fern would go with that cream colored dog who danced with her in "its only rock and roll."

Books / Re: The Chapter Books vs. the Episodes
« on: October 04, 2013, 09:23:32 pm »
oh, yeah, i used to love those. until i ran out of new ones to read.

Episodes / Re: It's Time To Get The Old Arthur Back!
« on: October 04, 2013, 09:18:31 pm »
yeah, like i said, i did like some of them. i just liked that one the least.  ::) i don't think the problem with the newer episodes is really the episodes themselves, the problem is that the episodes aren't really "arthur" yet. (and of course, the animation...) but yeah, it'll get better as it goes on.

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