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Why was Bart so nonchalant in the grotto when some of the others were mourning Artemis?
Many reasons, including (but not limited to):
1. He didn't really know Artemis.
2. Death was a VERY commonplace thing for him in the future he came from.
3. Death makes him hungry.
1. What is the premise for Rain of the Ghosts?
2. How many books will be in the series?
3. Is this your first novel that is being published?
4. How different is it writing a book from writing television?
5. Which medium do you prefer your stories to be told?
1. Rain Cacique is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives on a Caribbean Island that's one of the eight islands that make up the Ghost Keys (a.k.a. the Ghosts). She has the ability to see and hear dead people; she has multiple mysteries to solve and an over-arching mission to complete.
2. If all goes well, NINE.
3. Yes. (At least in part because it's the first novel I've ever finished.)
4. In some ways it's very similar. I'm still plotting things with index cards. I'm still writing bibles and timelines. I'm still trying to create fully fleshed-out characters and worlds. In other ways, it's very different, but the main difference is that animation is a VERY collaborative medium. Writing a novel is about me and the blank page. I am truly enjoying bouncing back and forth between these two states of mind.
5. Uh, see the last sentence in answer #4.
What do you think of the Ultimate Spider-Man TV series?Honestly I am not to impressed even though I tried to give it a chance. I hate how the creators say it is for kids but that isn't an excuse for a poor qaulity tv series. I loved what you did with Spectacular Spider-Man bceuase you made the characters seem real and have devlopment. I fell in love with all the characters in way I never thought I would with a cartoon. Your series also didn't shy away with having some mature themes and plotlines but without making it to intense for kids. That is why I don't like USM because there is zero countiation o episodes and the characters are boring and have no development. The series is also doesn't seem like Spider-Man because the humor is forced unlike SSM where the humor comes natural and was funny. His humor in USM is more like deadpool than Spider-Man because he always breaks the fourth wall. So I really don't get why the creators think it is all right to dumb done a tv series because kids are not stupid they are smart and can enjoy good stories and characters. So what are your thougts?
I haven't seen it. On purpose. If it's great, I'd just be very jealous. If not, it would just make me crazy. So, you see, there's no upside for me in watching.
I do know that there are a LOT of great creators working on it. So I'm guessing that if I did watch it, I'd be jealous not crazy.
Were you at any point seriously considering killing off Red Arrow in "Auld Acquaintance"?
The reason I ask is because the source of the title, in the phrase 'Should auld acquaintance be forgot' from 'Auld Lang Syne', carries that sense of "We'll never forget [the person in question]", and I don't have much trouble envisaging an ending to season 1 where Red Arrow atones for his 'betrayal' by dying in battle with the Light, leading the Team to promise that they won't forget him.
in "The Hunt", when Nightwing said of Arsenal that, "This isn't the first time he's pulled this kind of stunt", was referring solely to what happened in "True Colors", or was he referring (partially) to something that happened off-screen (like another adventure where Arsenal did something reckless)?
I am loving the run to the finale.
My question pertains to Red Volcano's habit of calling people "meatbags". Did you or the writers come up with that independently, or is it more of a reference to other media such as Bender in Futurama or HK-47 in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic?
I associate the term with HK-47 because he's a red-armoured droid assassin, but Bender is probably more widely-known (even though he doesn't use the term that often). So I'm just curious if it was a parallel invention, or a reference!
Well, not the latter, since I was - at the time - completely unfamiliar with that. Bender probably was an unconscious influence though.
I have a couple of questions about the "teleport to Avalon" spell cast by the Magus and later Tom in "Avalon, Part One".
Tom was able to cast the spell without using the Grimorum. Can anybody who knows the incantation cast the spell, or was Tom a special case because he had previously seen and heard the Magus cast it from the Grimorum? Or was he a special case for some other reason?
Did Elisa, Goliath, and/or Angela cast the spell to return to Avalon during their World Tour, or did the boat take them back to Avalon on its own?
Hm. Good question. I'm going to posit that this was a very powerful spell, needing only an aural component. Once learned, it worked without assistance.
1. Can you please explain the concept of freeze-dried Chicken Whizees?
2. Can you please explain the significance of choosing freeze-dried Chicken Whizees for Bart to steal from Jaime's locker?
1. They're Chicken Whizees that have been freeze-dried.
2. As opposed to?
Seeing your respond of which characters you considered were the protagonists of Invation I want to ask; whos idea was to make Blue Beetle a protagonists, and why? I would have liked to see more of the Light than the Reach, hopefully I'll get that in Summit...hopefully.
Blue Beetle as a protagonist had a lot to do, obviously, with the Reach being the major alien antagonist. I credit Mike Carlin with that notion, but keep in mind, even if we had NOT chosen the Reach, we would have chosen SOME alien race or races to be our primary alien villains for the season, so the percentage of Reach to Light probably wouldn't have changed much. And by using the Reach, it became VERY personal for at least one of our characters, i.e. Blue Beetle. I doubt we could have gotten that from any other alien race save the Martians. And we have other, very specific plans for the Martians.
RAIN OF THE GHOSTS, BOOK TWO COUNTDOWN, Chapter Thirty-Two:
Here's another of my shameless attempts to maintain buzz about my new novel, RAIN OF THE GHOSTS, due out in stores and on-line on December 3rd, 2013 (but available for pre-order NOW on Amazon, etc.):
Since there's not too much to report about the first book right now, I'm counting down my progress writing the SECOND book in the Rain series, which should come out sometime in 2014.
Tonight, I finished writing Chapter Thirty-Two. This was one of the longer chapters with a number of revelations - or at least a lot of clarity presented on subjects already raised in earlier chapters. The first few bits were difficult to get through, but the last couple nights I was really on a roll, writing the last two-thirds of the chapter pretty rapidly.
And so, tomorrow, I'll start on Chapter Thirty-Three.