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by greycrusader
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Scar! Bonkers! Pocahontas! A Goofy Movie!)
Replies: 13397
Views: 690029

Re: Jab's Builds! (Mufasa! Hyenas! Scar! Bonkers! Pocahontas!)

Yeah, I'm still rather stunned Disney thought the tale of Pocahontas was the stuff of a quasi-historical fairy tale romance, instead of a sad, tragic tale. Then again, the original stories they based the classic films on ( Cinderella, for example ) were much bloodier than their brightly-hued cellulo...
by greycrusader
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Scar! Bonkers! Pocahontas! A Goofy Movie!)
Replies: 13397
Views: 690029

Re: Jab's Builds! (Mufasa! Hyenas! Scar! Bonkers! Pocahontas!)

It actually isn't all that odd Native Americans are so few in number; apparently a plague the equivalent of the European Black Death ran through much of what is now the U.S. Midwest and Great Plains roughly 50-75 years before the arrival of colonists. It ravaged the population, killing over half the...
by greycrusader
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Scar! Bonkers! Pocahontas! A Goofy Movie!)
Replies: 13397
Views: 690029

Re: Jab's Builds! (The Lion King- Mufasa! Hyenas! Scar!))

Ladyhawke is a really well done film, with beautiful cinematography, but also slo-o-o-w paced, and the only fantasy element is the curse on the two lovers (the knight and lady). Rutger Hauer hadn't slid into ham actor territory yet, and Michelle Pheiffer was perfectly cast. Broderick...well, he was...
by greycrusader
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Scar! Bonkers! Pocahontas! A Goofy Movie!)
Replies: 13397
Views: 690029

Re: Jab's Builds! (Aladdin! Jasmine! Genie! Jafar! Nightmare Before Christmas!)

I ran into Catherine O'Hara many years ago, at a Toronto bakery, while I was on vacation. I just told her casually how much I enjoyed her work as a comic actress. I was semi-apologetic, saying I hoped I hadn't bothered her, but she actually struck up a short conversation, very gracious, appreciative...
by greycrusader
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Scar! Bonkers! Pocahontas! A Goofy Movie!)
Replies: 13397
Views: 690029

Re: Jab's Builds! (Belle! The Beast! Gaston! Aladdin! Jasmine!)

heh. i wondered if Jab was going to include the Kim K cosplay of Jasmine and he did. That woman frustrates me so much. She represents everything abhorrent about celebrity worship, money-for-nothing, fame for fame's sake and ridiculous attempts at getting attention... but she was literally the perfe...
by greycrusader
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Scar! Bonkers! Pocahontas! A Goofy Movie!)
Replies: 13397
Views: 690029

Re: Jab's Builds! (Beauty and the Beast! Belle! The Beast!)

Yeah, and he even did a live-action version of the Joker...namely, the Trickster in the modern-day Flash show. Of course, Hamill's career got derailed by a serious car accident (and Carrie Fisher's by her substance abuse problems). Still, both kept working as actors. Then there are shows like Fame f...
by greycrusader
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Scar! Bonkers! Pocahontas! A Goofy Movie!)
Replies: 13397
Views: 690029

Re: Jab's Builds! (Ariel! Ursula! Triton! Beauty and the Beast! Belle!)

M*A*S*H was sort of weird in following the opposite series arc of most comedies/comedic-dramas, as the show got far LESS broad and farcical as it went on; the replacement characters (B.J., Col. Potter, Winchester) ALL being more fully-realized and believable than their predecessors (in fact, Larry ...
by greycrusader
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Scar! Bonkers! Pocahontas! A Goofy Movie!)
Replies: 13397
Views: 690029

Re: Jab's Builds! (Ariel! Ursula! Triton! Beauty and the Beast! Belle!)

M*A*S*H was sort of weird in following the opposite series arc of most comedies/comedic-dramas, as the show got far LESS broad and farcical as it went on; the replacement characters (B.J., Col. Potter, Winchester) ALL being more fully-realized and believable than their predecessors (in fact, Larry L...
by greycrusader
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Scar! Bonkers! Pocahontas! A Goofy Movie!)
Replies: 13397
Views: 690029

Re: Jab's Builds! (Jessica Rabbit! Judge Doom! The Little Mermaid! Ariel! Ursula!)

Adam Hughes is right up there with Frank Cho in terms of pin-up "good girl" art, but Tinkerbell with that bosom...just...seems...wrong.

All my best.
by greycrusader
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Scar! Bonkers! Pocahontas! A Goofy Movie!)
Replies: 13397
Views: 690029

Re: Jab's Builds! (Great Mouse Detective! Ratigan! Who Framed Roger Rabbit!)

Jab, I didn't remember Bob Hoskin's career quite the way it was recounted, but yes-after a VERY promising earlier career (he starred in the critically acclaimed films The Long Good Friday and Mona Lisa , along with the Roger Rabbit mini-phenomenon-the Mario Brothers debacle KILLED his leading man pu...
by greycrusader
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Scar! Bonkers! Pocahontas! A Goofy Movie!)
Replies: 13397
Views: 690029

Re: Jab's Builds! (Black Cauldron! Tron! Great Mouse Detective! Ratigan!)

The most annoying thing about TRON was it convinced so many people to this day netspace/the cloud/whatever is somehow another freaking dimension. Which makes no more sense than people thinking there's another dimension associated with printers or cable TVs or arcade games (yeah, Wreck It Ralph , but...
by greycrusader
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: J-Mart: Beast, Colossus, Storm, Mystique
Replies: 1123
Views: 82697

Re: J-Mart: El Jaguar, Razor-Fist, Bolphunga the Unrelenting, Gambit, Beast, Colossus, Storm

LOL, yeah. I mean, even though I believe a shared universe should respect continuity to an extent-a LOT of the X-Men just need to have their histories "steamlined" by editorial. The books and characters have been around for going between 40-50 years now, and that's a lot of accumulated baggage. All ...
by greycrusader
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Character Sheets
Topic: Jab's Builds! (Scar! Bonkers! Pocahontas! A Goofy Movie!)
Replies: 13397
Views: 690029

Re: Jab's Builds! (Baloo! Shere Khan! Kaa! Robin Hood! The Sheriff!)

From what I've read, Richard the Lionheart was an absolutely terrible king, but a popular one; he beggared the nation by launching poorly considered wars of choice, ultimately lost most of his campaigns (Richard was a fine, brave warrior and skilled tactician, but apparently a lousy strategist), spe...
by greycrusader
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Books, Comics and Web-Comics
Topic: Small Press Comic Companies - Talk About Em Here
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Small Press Comic Companies - Talk About Em Here

These aren't exactly "small press", as they're really digital or POD only, but I've found a few indie publishers on comixology which generally put out solid product. Action Labs has two self-contained "universes"-their Actionverse line, which features straightforward superhero adventure books such a...