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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Yorick, Feb 15, 2011.
Um, I hope they did some aging there.
Unfortunately not... and even creepier is that there were some stories where he got her pregnant.
But that's the problem with a lot of fanfic authors: they go for pure shock factor, and nothing else. Heck, one of the worst fanfics I EVER read (not just Chipmunks, but in general) was this really warped story where everyone was kidnapped: Alvin was kidnapped and sent to work in some kind of top secret military organization, Brittany was kidnapped and sent to some kind of child labor factory in India, Eleanor was kidnapped and became an international prostitute, I don't remember what happened to Simon, Theodore, or Jeanette, but MAN... I needed therapy after I read that the first time, and I'm glad the author didn't ever finish it (that I know of).
Ugh! I do like one mixed couple (Alvin and Charlene) but I really hate Alvin and Simon pairings.
When I write AATC fanfics, I age them to 18, in High School, while trying to stay in the 80's universe as much as possible.
But, I don't follow the latest trends, I try to do my own thing(s) while trying to stay in the 80's universe.
I even have an OC (80's universe) With the 80's universe, I can see the use of OC's or Fan characters in them, as long as they aren't the CENTER OF ATTENTION!
But, anyway, I've written some on fanfiction.net As well as Deviantart.
I wasn't much into OCs myself (and I know sometimes, fans will create an OC who's basically a munked version of themselves so they can pair it with their favorite character), though I did create a couple who were key characters to a trilogy I wrote, and then one other OC never saw the light of day because I never fleshed out a story for her.
I tell you there are some screwy people on the Web.
Yeah, I mean to tell you what, you would not believe how ridiculous flame wars get within the fandom between canon shippers and mixed shippers... it's gotten so bad, I eventually stopped doing couples art altogether on deviantART, because inevitably, one person from either camp is going to cause a rucus over why these two shouldn't be together.
Well, I try to create OC's to be key characters in my stories as much as I can, If I can write those stories.
In fact, I created an OC that's a human, who's a key character in a series that I'm writing and I think he's OK, could be better...
In general if I don't like, I just don't look. But something like Dave and Brittany is where I would draw the line.
Luckily, that was just a phase... I've noticed the popularity of mixed couples tend to come and go in cycles and phases... right now, Dave and Vinny (The Chipmunks' birth mother) seems to be the popular mixed couple right now. Alvin and Eleanor were the biggest item there for a long time recently.
Yeah see that's one where I personally don't see it, but there's nothing technically wrong with it so I'll let it go.
Neither do I, but I mean, SERIOUSLY, you'll have a BUNCH of people from the mixed camp JUMPING DOWN YOUR THROAT just for SAYING that, and some of them will go into long-winded discussions as to why they should be together, etc.
Now, admittedly, I did once enjoy an Alvin and Jeanette fanfic which was interesting, and I know it was mostly written because the author's favorite Chipmunk was Alvin and favorite Chipette was Jeanette, plus it was also interesting to see how Simon and Brittany were trying to scheme their way back into their respective counterparts' hearts.
Of all the mixed pairings though, the one I DON'T understand at all, but was also a popular phase at one point: Simon and Brittany. Now, MAYBE, Simon might find Brittany attractive on the outside, but would probably be turned off by her attitude and diva personality on the inside, meanwhile Brittany wouldn't be caught dead dating a nerd, so I don't get it.
Sounds like wishful thinking. From Simon's side, lol.
Though I could see the humor in that if Brittany was interested and Simon just wanted to be alone to study, lol.
Oh yeah, Brimon (Brittany and Simon)...
Anyway, the only canon couple that I like is Theodore and Eleanor.
I like Theodore and Eleanor too, but I am the original Simanette Fan (coined the name myself).
Ahh, I see.
I mean, I sort of like Simon and Jeanette, but the only one I know that I like for sure is Theonor (Theodore and Eleanor)
I could care less about the couples anymore in general, the drama that's unfolded in the fandom between the canon and mixed shippers kind of killed it for me.
Interestingly enough, I remember reading a review of the series overall, saying that they felt the comparison of the 60s and the 80s series was like comparing a music comedy and a romantic comedy.
Actually, I'm not that much into the couples either, there can be drama about them (Watch out for the people who say that there are couples in "Arthur." EX: Arthur and Francine) but anyway...The fandom can say what they want about the couples, but THEY AREN'T ANYTHING TO GET SO WORKED UP OVER!
Geez, there JUST ANIMATED!
You can think that they're real IN YOUR HEAD...
I liked how the Ruby Spears episodes contained voice actors that were on other RS shows at the time... Peter Cullen, for example. Plus, I just really like the background music the RS series had. Every series after had some very 90's synth music to it, but the RS ones sounded orchestrated. And I like their background music in general... check out this opening to their Plastic Man cartoon.
I swear, I just got the DVD of that series... can't put it down.
I can't remember if I did indeed hate Cadets Regrets (I probably mentuioned that a while back) but I HATED the fact the episode skipped on my DVD player and I had to return it. Now that I recall, I don't think it was even worth bothering, and I wish they just had 2 more RS episodes.
I kinda would more want the 50's series. I'm sure someone has good enough quality masters if they look hard enough. If nothing else, I wanna see those great Clyde Crashcup cartoons again. He's such an underrated character that only got respect in the modern era via Back to Alvin's Future. They even CUT his entire scene when they broadcast the Christmas special.
But the maddening thing is this.. they're not just re-releasing the same compilations that were already out for years. They're re-releasing the same compilations that were already out for years with one maddening unreleased episode per disk! Meaning if you bought them all, you'd have to double dip for one episode! Thankfully all I have is the Christmas one and the ALLLVVVIIIINNN thing, but I still have no real desire to spend 10 bucks on 3 half hours at most.
I seem to recall you mentioning that you didn't particularly care for it.
It's not a favorite of mine either, but there's something about the episode I don't quite understand... that whole thing about the stolen classified photos and enemy agents and everything... was all that for real? I mean, was that a real, "international crisis" that was going on, or was it like war games that were being taken way too seriously? I never could figure it out, because like half of those enemy agents spoke in some kind of foreign-sounding accent, while the others spoke in no accent... and where would this summer camp be if it's close enough to an enemy camp anyway?
But anyway, I know I've mentioned this before, but has anyone else noticed that on the DVDs, none of the RS episodes retain the respective RS logo, yet most of the DiC episodes do still retain the DiC logos? Seems like there's just a couple of episodes or so that simply extended the Bagdasarian Productions logo over when the DiC logo would be seen.
And it just now occured to me, but Ross and Janice must be at some kind of peace, because I haven't heard of any kind of new lawsuit in quite a while, and it seems like for a while there, they were suing some other party like every other month.
Yeah really, some people just tend to take these things as personal attacks on their intelligence or something.
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