Greg's Latest Responses : Ask Greg The latest rambles and responses to questions asked by fans of Greg Weisman, co-creator of the Disney animated television show Gargoyles. http://s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/ Question from FallenLegend <p><strong>FallenLegend asks:</strong></p> <p> I have questions regarding adapting DC comics. </p> <p> You see there is certain fan adaptation running around on the net( I won't mention it for obvious reasons) , and to be honest all the changes seem silly, cringe inducing and fanfic like. </p> <p> Yet all your changes seem logical. I mean replacing Aqualad with Kalduram or Cassie as Wondergirl would be controversial but it's logical and I like it. You even improved on many characters like from the source material like Artemis and Sportsmaster. </p> <p> Most of the changes you have done are like apple products they just work. </p> <p> So my question is How do you make earth 17 feel so cohesive and faithful despite doing some heavy changes to the source material? </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> Well, for starters, it's Earth-16. </p> <p> But otherwise the goal is to get down to the core of every character that you're adapting and be true to that. Not all the details matter, proven out by the fact that over 75 years of comics history, a lot of the details about any given character keep changing. But who the character is at her or his core does matter. </p> <p> All this is influenced by what we've already done in a universe that we're trying to keep cohesive and coherent, so we think about how any new character would fit into that schema. Or if they'll fit. Things like scope effect us too. For example, we talked about including Supergirl in both Season One and Season Two, but her story was too big to fit in either season without derailing our main overall plot or skimping on her story. We'll get to her eventually - no promises as to when - but it'll have to be when we could do justice (YOUNG justice) to her story. </p> <p><em>Response recorded on September 21, 2017</em></p> http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=22355 Question from Ivana <p><strong>Ivana asks:</strong></p> <p> Look Greg I am a huge YJ fan more than you could know I live in abq USA I am a 12 year old girl.i thought every day how would it be like to bust and see you ask you in person some questions.i always thought what it would be like to play on young justice meeting all the voices and being one of them that always comes up in my mind I watched young justice over and over making sure I know everything they say and my best friend marlee she hated young justice until she watched it we now love it we talk all the time we always say stay whelmed to each other if you do get this please text me back iflores081@tanm.us </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> I'm sorry, Ivana, but it wouldn't be responsible for me to text a twelve-year-old girl, specifically, or for me to break precedent and begin texting individual fans. I don't have time to have that kind of personal communication with everyone, and it wouldn't be fair for me to play favorites. </p> <p> On top of that, I'm very nervous about you posting your information here. I wouldn't recommend anyone do that - especially a twelve-year-old. Please know that if anyone texts you and claims to be me, IT IS NOT ME. </p> <p> If you have questions, you can always reach me here at ASK GREG. I know there's a delay to my responding - I'm currently four and half months behind. But most things can keep that long. </p> <p> You can also follow me on TWITTER @Greg_Weisman </p> <p> I'm currently taking a break from social media, but I tweet on rare occasions, and I'll probably come back eventually. </p> <p><em>Response recorded on September 21, 2017</em></p> http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=22354 Question from nobody <p><strong>nobody asks:</strong></p> <p> did wally get rid of the tracer after artemis told her secret </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> I'm sure it was dealt with. </p> <p><em>Response recorded on September 21, 2017</em></p> http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=22353 Question from Ann <p><strong>Ann asks:</strong></p> <p> Hi Greg! First, I just want to say that I am so excited for Young Justice season 3! I can't wait to see what you have in store for us. :-) I just had a few questions about Bart Allen, if that's okay, since I saw you explain in a response that he does not have the same hyper-active metabolism that Wally does &amp; doesn't have to eat/keep food handy like him: </p> <p> 1.) Does he still have to eat/drink more/more often than a non-speedster would, or would he dehydrate/be affected by hunger more quickly? </p> <p> 2.) Do illnesses, medicines, sedatives, poisons, etc. affect him differently? Like, do they have little to no effect, the effects not last very long, or something else? </p> <p> 3.) Similarly, does he have any accelerated healing? For example, would a broken bone heal much more quickly for him (though posibly incorrectly if not set right) or a cut not last very long? </p> <p> Thank you for taking the time to read this! </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> 1. He's hungry a lot. Whether that's a speedster-metabolism thing or a teenager-metabolism thing, I'll leave to your discernment. </p> <p> 2. We'll have to address that on a case by case basis. </p> <p> 3. I would think so. </p> <p><em>Response recorded on September 21, 2017</em></p> http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=22351 Question from Traught <p><strong>Traught asks:</strong></p> <p> How did the Light get inside Cadmus in episode 126? Did they walk through the front door or teleported? </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> They came in through the kitchen. ;) </p> <p><em>Response recorded on September 21, 2017</em></p> http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=22349 Question from MrSlim <p><strong>MrSlim asks:</strong></p> <p> Hey! Just now catching up on your stuff! It's pretty great! I heard rumors of you wanting to do a Ghost Rider TV series. Is it true? And how would you have approached it? </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> It was true, but there was never any interest, so I didn't even attempt to develop it. But I do love the character. </p> <p><em>Response recorded on September 20, 2017</em></p> http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=22347 Question from Anonymous <p><strong>Anonymous asks:</strong></p> <p> I was wondering about the Light's goals. You had us believe that every member is on the same page in regards to their objective: the betterment of mankind. You've also stated that like "real life villains", the members of the Light don't see themselves as such. And in truth, they don't want to "destroy the world" like most cliched villains. They want to elevate it and have THEIR WORLD rule the cosmos. (Surely they want to be at the top of that leather) So, their goal seems well-intentioned (if you overlook the whole "by every means necessary" thing. However, they're not the most scrupulous and noble of people on the planet. Individually, they are power hungry and petty. Ocean Master, for one, is envious of his brother and judging by the two-parter issue, he wants to grab power to himself. </p> <p> So I guess my question is: are the members of the Light truly working towards the betterment of mankind or do some of them only play along because the Light itself is a means to an end (to gain more power and/or squash their rivals)? </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> I'll leave that to your interpretation. But - just to cite an example you've already cited - one could argue that Ocean-Master only wants power for himself. EXCEPT, it would suit the Light (and their overall goals) to have Orm as King of Atlantis, wouldn't it? </p> <p><em>Response recorded on September 20, 2017</em></p> http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=22346 Question from Selleck <p><strong>Selleck asks:</strong></p> <p> Are there members of the young justice team you had plan to be on the team in season 3 that you can not no longer be on the team in season 3 of young justice? </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> There are - to date - no restrictions on what DC characters we can use. Our plans have not changed substantially from what they were, though details here and there have (of course) been nailed down, and - occasionally for our own purposes - altered. </p> <p> As to who's on the Team and whether any of those specifics have changed - NO SPOILERS. </p> <p><em>Response recorded on September 20, 2017</em></p> http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=22345 Question from Marvelman <p><strong>Marvelman asks:</strong></p> <p> Ohhhh... this is not looking good. I visited the DC Updates page you linked to in a response. In order to sign up to receive updates, you have to certify that you are a resident of the United States. </p> <p> Does this mean that this new platform will only be available in the U.S. and not in Canada? Or, am I reading too much into this? Do you have any info you can share? I really want to support the show through legal means. I am even willing to cancel my Netflix membership to pay for the new subscription. </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> I'm afraid I really don't know at this point. Sorry. If/when I learn more, I'll post it here. </p> <p><em>Response recorded on September 20, 2017</em></p> http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=22343 Question from Anonymous <p><strong>Anonymous asks:</strong></p> <p> When Megan shrunk due to water pressure, was that just to cover an animation goof? It always felt so out of place. </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> Nope, not a goof. We did it consistently in the companion comics and in the show. The depth/pressure compressed her. </p> <p> I don't know why you felt it felt out of place. </p> <p> And it wouldn't have been an animation goof, because script and voice recording come WAY before the animation. It was written that way, recorded that way, storyboarded that way and then animated that way. All on purpose. </p> <p><em>Response recorded on September 19, 2017</em></p> http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=22342 Question from steven Kurtz <p><strong>steven Kurtz asks:</strong></p> <p> how did queen bee enthralled garfield did she stroke his hair </p> <p><strong>Greg responds:</strong></p> <p> She uses pheromones. </p> <p><em>Response recorded on September 19, 2017</em></p> http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=22338