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Tyler Reznik writes...

Hello, Mr. Weisman.

I've been rewatching some episodes of "Gargoyles" and reading some of your ramblings about the show, and I had a couple of interesting thoughts about the Pack:

The two most human members of the Pack, Fox and Dingo, are also the first to break off from the group. Fox basically ditched them as soon as Coyote entered the picture; she'll manipulate or work with her former co-stars if the mood strikes, sure, but otherwise, she's pretty much done with them. Dingo took a bit longer, but he left as well, and he also seems to be pretty much done with the Pack, apart from working for Fox in "Walkabout".

On a similar note, Fox and Dingo are also the only ones out of the Pack to have had their real names (or, in Fox's case, her birth name) revealed. They go by Fox and Dingo, but they were born Janine Renard and Harry Monmouth.

Contrast the others: long after Fox and Dingo have (mostly) gone straight, Wolf, Jackal, and Hyena continue a life of crime. On top of that, we have no other names by which to identify them (although, for some reason, I keep thinking that Wolf's first name is something like "Thomas"; probably just getting a little mixed-up with one of Clancy Brown's other roles on the show). They're the ones who discard their humanity for an extra edge. Unlike Fox and Dingo, who are people with vague beastly motifs, Wolf, Hyena, and Jackal are beasts in human skin (metaphorically speaking). We know them by no other names because they need no others. What their parents called them is irrelevant. Not only that, but they stayed together as a team up until Egypt (and will eventually reunite under Coyote as the Ultra-Pack). The beasts stayed a Pack, and the people set off on their own.

One last remark on the Pack's chosen names: Fox's and Dingo's mirror their heritages ("Renard" is French for "fox", and Dingo's Australian), while the other members have names that reflect who they are (Wolf was always a huge, growling brute, Hyena's a cackling killer, Jackal's amoral). Fox and Dingo CHOSE their names; Wolf, Hyena, and Jackal already WERE their names.

So, what do you think? Is this little analysis accurate at all (I could be way off, or reading too much into it; you, sir, would, of course know better than I would)?

In conclusion, thank you for taking the time to read this, and have a good day, Mr. Weisman.

Greg responds...

I like it!!

Response recorded on February 05, 2016

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Heelmondragon writes...

Hello Greg, Big fan of your work. Met you at last week's Long Beach Comic Con. I have all the Gargoyles dvds and I still have a question about Demona. Hopefully you havent already answered this question.

But what is it specifically that causes Demona to betray her clan? Did Xanatos already influence that decision prior to her being revealed to the clan or was it the fact that Goliath didnt wish to kill anyone on Reinard's ship during their mission together? It would seem that Demona was taken back by Goliath's change in behavior. He wasnt the same gargoyle she knew in 994. Thank you for your time.

Greg responds...

Actually, Goliath WAS fundamentally the same gargoyle she knew in 994. She had changed and changed so much, it colored her memories of him. She thought he would follow her lead, be as hateful toward the humans as she was. When he wasn't - and furthermore when he went to see a human instead of staying with her, especially after their less than in-synch mission on Fortress-1 - she decided that Goliath was the problem and needed to be convinced - or eliminated - at gunpoint.

Response recorded on February 05, 2016

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very_omphalophobic writes...

Dear Mr. Weisman,
As for being the writer and producer of several wonderful and genuinely intriguing shows, I thank you for inspiring generations of viewers and readers to find their personal creativity and curiosity about the world. BUT...

As a result of this curiosity, and on behalf of such fans everywhere, I am compelled to ask: How do you remain so SUSPICIOUSLY, almost MAGICALLY youthful-looking?! Is there something you'd like to spoil *cough* accidentally let slip *cough*to us, Greg? *DA DA DUNN!

Greg responds...

Assuming what you say is true - and also assuming it's actually a serious question - it's mostly just good genes. My paternal grandmother lived until she was nearly 102. My dad's a very youthful 80. My mom, a very youthful 78.

If I've done anything to help myself out, it's probably this: I don't smoke. I never have smoked. And I try to avoid being around second-hand-smoke.

Response recorded on February 05, 2016

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Dave writes...

Couple questions regarding Wonder Woman in Young Justice:
1.) You said previously that you can't age while on Themyscara, but if Diana was sculpted from clay as a baby how did she age to being 16 by the time she left the island in 1941?
2.) Was Hippolyta the only one that was involved in Diana's sculpting from clay or were others involved?
3.) Were all the amazons sculpted from clay or just Diana?
4.) Did the gods bestow Diana with her powers at birth, or did she receive them later in her life?
5.) Why did she decide to return to mans world again in 2001?

Greg responds...

1. No Spoilers.

2. No Spoilers.

3. For the most part, the other Amazons were other Amazons. Otherwise, I won't confirm or deny whether or not Diana was the only one sculpted.

4. At birth.

5. No Spoilers.

Response recorded on February 05, 2016

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Blizzard Sprite writes...

Hello, Mr. Weisman.

1. Are you familiar with the manga and animé series known as Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)? The show has been a very large success in the country of Japan as well as in the United States.

2. What are your impressions of the show?

Thank you for your time.

Greg responds...

1. I've heard of it, but I've never seen it.

2. I have none ... cuz.. I've never seen it.

Response recorded on February 04, 2016

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Stanley Cowens writes...

Just got done reading your first book and really enjoyed it. Just got the second book on kindle and will start reading it soon. I hope you are able to turn this into a movie or animated program at some point.The first book would make an awesome movie In my opinion.THis book seems to have Guillermo del Toro written all over it.

I was wondering what type of advertising you are doing for the book and what have found to be the most useful in getting the word out?

I was wondering about the possibility of you ever doing any gargoyles novels.I can not wait to see the story line continued in some form or other. I felt like I was just reading the tip of the ice berg or cool stories. I do not know how feasible that would be,but I would love to read more gargoyles related stories from you in any format.

Greg responds...

I'm glad you like Rain of the Ghosts. A short review on Amazon would help me out, I'm told.

Let me know what you think of Spirits of Ash and Foam, once you've read it.

I'd love to do a movie or show based on the Rain series, but so far no one has been interested.

I've used social media and done multiple, multiple interviews (print, online, even good old radio) to promote the book. I can't say anything has been all that effective, unfortunately.

Perhaps the Rain of the Ghosts AudioPlay (currently available for purchase and download at Gumroad.com/RainoftheGhosts) will bring more attention to the property as a whole.

I'd also love to do Gargoyles' novels. But that's not up to me. I don't own Gargoyles.

Response recorded on February 04, 2016

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ND writes...

Hello,

this it to clarify. According to some fans, Tula was a b*** because she betrayed Kaldur for his best friend, and Garth betrayed his best friend because he started dating Tula even though he knew Kaldur was in love with her.

According to some other fans, Tula had never been Kaldur's girlfriend so she didn't cheat, and neither Garth, nor Tula knew Kaldur had feelings for her so no one did anything really horrible.

Please, what really happened?

Greg responds...

Tula was NEVER Kaldur's girlfriend. EVER. He never approached her, never revealed his feelings as being more than platonic until "Downtime". Tula and Garth were not cheating on Kaldur. PERIOD.

However, I'll leave it to each viewer's interpretation as to whether or not either Tula, Garth or both KNEW that Kaldur had feelings for Tula. Maybe one or both did know that, maybe they didn't. But Tula never had romantic feelings for Kaldur. I don't see - even if she was aware of his crush - how she could be expected not to date the boy she did have feelings for when the boy she didn't have feelings for never even expressed those feelings.

Response recorded on February 04, 2016

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Anonymous writes...

1. As of Season One which Leaguers civilian identities were known to the entire Team?

2. At what point in time did Green Arrow tell Artemis his secret identity?

Greg responds...

1. I feel like I've answered this already. Did you check the archives?

2. Pretty much immediately.

Response recorded on February 04, 2016

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Anonymous writes...

1. Were Aqualad and Rocket still dating when Jason joined the Team?

2. Did they break up sometime after Jason's death?

3. Were Dick and Zatanna still dating when Jason joined the Team?

4. Did they break up sometime after Jason's death?

Greg responds...

1. No Spoilers.

2. No Spoilers.

3. No Spoilers.

4. No Spoilers.

Response recorded on February 04, 2016

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ND writes...

Hello,

How long can Atlanteans survive out of water?

Have a great day!

Greg responds...

Depends on a ton of factors.

Response recorded on February 04, 2016


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