A Station Eight Fan Web Site


The Phoenix Gate

Comment Room

This Week's Comments

Post A Comment : Hide Images

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago reading a couple of new books in the Don Rosa Library. One of them was a sort of 50th anniversary story for Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and Rosa mentioned in the commentary that originally he'd considered doing a story about Donald's nephews trying to solve the mystery of their parents' disappearance. And now, in the "Duck Tales" reboot, one of the threads is the question of what happened to their mother (revealed as having accompanied Scrooge McDuck on some of his past adventures). (Rosa decided against the "search for the parents" idea, and instead did a story about how the nephews first became Junior Woodchucks.)
Todd Jensen
Hufflepuffs are really good finders

Well... Noelle Stevenson and Dreamworks are doing a She-Ra, Princess of Power reboot if anyone cares 'bout that?
For the honor of Grayskull!

I don't drink, so does anyone else want this fifth of whiskey?

As to potential topics, we could always put forth our ideas for what Greg might have up his sleeve for CONvergence this year and the 25th anniversary next year.

Brainiac - [OSUBrainiac at gmail dot com]
There is balance in all things. Live in symmetry with the world around you. If you must blow things up and steal from those around you, THAT'S WHAT RPGS ARE FOR!


MATTHEW - I'd also like to see some actual conversation here; these days, we can't even complete the first ten posts, and the room goes silent for days.

I wonder if some of the problem is that when we make posts that go beyond the number, they usually tend to be something that doesn't encourage response beyond "That's nice" or "That's interesting", so nobody says anything (though it's possible also that almost everyone who used to post here has drifted away and almost forgotten the comment room). Perhaps the solution is to choose topics that can actually start a conversation, even offering potentially controversial opinions (if we can do so without behaving like trolls).

(Indeed, I've sometimes wondered whether some trolls really act that way just out of a desperate attempt to jump-start a dormant forum or gathering place. It reminds me of a comic strip I read many years ago - "Doonesbury", I recall - where a man teaching either a history or political science class - I'm not sure which - frustrated that his students just write down what he says without participating in discussion, starts to claim that he thought that the Bill of Rights and Constitution were foolish and misguided notions and that the country should be a dictatorship - followed by even more outlandish claims - only, to his despair, the students just keep down writing everything he says without any comment.)

It doesn't help, either, that we've barely anything new to discuss, with no new "Gargoyles" coming out (the cinestory adaptation of "Awakening", after being delayed again and again, was finally cancelled - did a few people from Joe's Books visit the comment room, see how quiet it was, and decide that there evidently weren't enough people left interested in "Gargoyles" for the book to sell?), and with our having talked over practically every aspect of the series.

Todd Jensen
Hufflepuffs are really good finders

THIRD in the name of the Moon!
For the honor of Grayskull!

I'll second that.
Here's hoping we can have an actual conversation this time around.

Muscles fade and the mind dulls.But as long as the heart is willing, strength remains.

"The suspense is terrible, I hope it lasts" -- Willy Wonka