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  1. Boxman, Boxman, Boxman has got a girlfriend

  2. Soon...it begins.

    Theeeeeey've got... A power and a force that you've never seen befooooore!

    Theeeeey've got... The ability to morph and to even up the scooooore!

    Nooooo onnnne can ever take them down! The power lies on their si-yi-yi-yi-yi-yide!

    Go go, Power Rangers! [BADASS GUITAR RIFF] Go go, Power Rangers! [MORE BADASS GUITAR RIFFS]




    So, a brief explanation: having decided to give @4EverGreen the rights to Power Rangers Multiverse Force, I initially wanted to distance myself from what I considered a...not very good work in hindsight, instead focusing on Supreme: The Ivory Icon. But because that project hasn't gone anywhere (yet), I decided to read through the early MVF stuff, and realized that while the initial concept was good (if cracky, let's not pull any punches here), the execution was not, in particular I relied too much on slavishly copying early MMPR a la Megaforce and later on down the line pointless edginess for the sake of it.

    I ended up explaining all this to GreyKnight, and he actually expressed similar sentiments to mine, in particular calling out the whole "Starhawk-Firehawk" subplot and the reliance on crossover material outside the main team's home franchises at the expense of Power Rangers stuff (while he admits he's unfamiliar with Power Rangers, he admitted that we had no business shifting that focus away from it and onto stuff like Warhammer and F.E.A.R.). So we both decided to go back to basics with our now refined writing skills and a more solid framework (using Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger as the basis rather than an original motif), intending to essentially reimagine the entire series from scratch as a series fic known as Mega Morphin' Power Rangers, to symbolize a celebration of PR's 30 years as a franchise (hey, it is also a Megaforce rewrite after all), to symbolize the fact that the team starts with six members from the beginning (replacing Ebony, Toby and Naruto respectively with Loona from Helluva Boss, Zuko from Avatar: The Last Airbender, and an alternate version of Troy Burrows named "Reese" after the character's early name in scripts), and finally to symbolize the intent of the series to reconstruct the tropes and action-comedy feel  of the early Zordon era, infusing them with the modern and more mature sensibilities of later PR seasons (particularly stuff like In Space, Dino Thunder and RPM) - part of this is putting the cast into college outright (rather than some weird college-high school hybrid) and setting it explicitly in Angel Grove.

    I don't plan to post the series on here, partly so as not to conflict with the still running MVF. Instead it will primarily be posted on SpaceBattles and AO3.

  3. So I just finished watching Cosmic Fury and while I liked it, I felt it was rushed, and I while I do like the more open-ended "and the adventure continues" type implications (since the Rangers are still connected to the Morphin Grid and the idea that this is a prequel to Once and Always judging by Billy's last line), it doesn't feel like a true potential "ending" if this IS going to be the last entry in the franchise (as we've known it in the last 30 years) in the same way "Countdown to Destruction" was back in 1998. I've talked about what the "true" problem with Power Rangers is as of late on Twitter - and I'll say it again here: the problem is that Hasbro, like Saban before them, are desperately trying to make lightning strike twice the same way MMPR did back in 1993; however they're doing so incorrectly by trying either to reboot it or (in Simon Bennett's case) trying to divorce it from the tokusatsu genre. Now, on the other side of the spectrum, there are Sentai purists who despise PR and see it as either a "blight" on tokusatsu or an ooutdated relic of 1980s/90s style "Americanizations" of Japanese media. And while I can agree that PR is admittedly rooted in a now-out-of-fashion practice, the solution is not to dub Sentai a la modern anime dubs (both for practical and values dissonance-related reasons). The real problem with Power Rangers as a franchise is that it tries too hard to chase that magic and rest on its laurels without realizing what made MMPR good in the first place - it wasn't unique admittedly, and the plots and characters (especially early on) could be goofy at times. But MMPR had good writing and characterizations, and could be something anyone could enjoy.

    1. Rebel the Wolfgirl

      Rebel the Wolfgirl

      The cynic in me isn’t exactly hopeful about the reboot, tbph. It’s been in development hell since the 2017 movie flopped, and I doubt it will get to its projected release date of 2025.

      And I say this as someone who loved the 2017 movie, there’s a reason it flopped: PR just isn’t interesting to the mainstream anymore.

  4. Have taken the plunge and begun voice training! Can I get a W? :D

    1. 4EverGreen


      Hope it goes well for you! :D

  5. After about 2-3 days of being sick, I am now 99.99% better.

    1. Jjs Goodman

      Jjs Goodman

      I feel completely recharged!

  6. I don't care who the IRS sends, I am NOT paying taxes!

  7. "The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill" has "summer camp singalong" vibes.


  9. tbh, I wanna do something paganism (or spirituality more generally) related on here similar to @HawkbitAlpha's political dissertations.

    What would genuinely interest you?

    (note that because religion is one of those "hot button" topics, I will very likely have to keep it within the Squidward's House subforum, if not create an "invite-only" group if those who might be interested in such want it)

  10. "Can't Stand the Rezillos" has become one of my new fave albums as of late.

  11. I said I was the cops

    And your husband's in jail

    The state looks down on sodomy

  12. I wanna do a top 11 power pop albums thread

    1. 4EverGreen


      You're perfectly free to do that if you want. I recommend putting it in the music section, since that is where it will be the most topical.

  13. So, after a LOONG unintended schedule slip, I am going to get back to work on Supreme: The Ivory Icon by setting up a proper schedule of release:  every 2 weeks on Saturday, starting on the 17th.

  14. OK, so I made a slight "Orwellian Retcon" to the first episode of Supreme: The Ivory Icon due to changing plot developments - initially the character of Professor Night was intended to be fictional, with his role as the actual Batman expy taken by Big Bang Comics' Knight Watchman. Now, though, it's the other way around; arguably this changes absolutely nothing, since it doesn't ruin my overall plans for said Batman expy, but it'll avoid the late realization and subsequent headache I would've had in regards to the first major storyline of "Supreme: The Ivory Icon".

  15. Rereading Alan Moore's run on Supreme in preparation for Supreme: The Ivory Icon.

    Honestly, I think this is arguably the work that's given me my creative spark back, and after the arguable "Creator Breakdown" that was the vast majority of PR: MVF season 2, I'm hoping this will act as my "creator recovery" so to speak.

  16. So after years of struggling with my identity, I've officially decided to come out as a genderfluid trans girl.

    Hi. My name's Rebel. What's yours?

    1. HawkbitAlpha


      The Great and Powerful TRRRRRRIXIE!

  17. OK, so I'm SERIOUSLY getting angry at myself w/ how Supreme: The Ivory Icon has been in development hell for 2 months almost

    1. 4EverGreen


      I'm also amazed (in a weird, sort of way), just how much music can FIT onto a 60.7 Gigabit Flash Drive! You would THINK that there couldn't POSSIBLY be that much music in the world that could fill it, and yet, I've already used up MORE than 44.4 Gigabits of it! If it weren't for the fact that I kind of NEED to put music onto my flash drive (being a Radio D.J.), I would be so MUCH more busy and able to write! What's interesting, is that I LITERALLY just looked up what a "Catch 22 Dilemma" is on TV Tropes. I would say it's probably not THAT severe for me, but definitely in the ball park. Enough said!

    2. Steel Sponge

      Steel Sponge

      you think that's bad, Lois, MLP had already began transitioning to G5 while I still had Trinity Leaf Pegasus in development for 10 years.

  18. Haven't been feeling too well lately

    1. 4EverGreen


      That sucks; I'm not in a position to feel secure about MY health, either. The county in which I live in, Covid-19 Omicron cases have jumped up 2,000 since last month! I mean, I'm feeling healthy, and so is my girlfriend, thankfully! But needless to say, the only way I'm going to feel REALLY comfortable touching someone else, is with a...39 and a half foot pole!

  19. SBC, look, I got an award!


    1. Jjs Goodman

      Jjs Goodman

      Island, I got an award!

  20. Kind of a hot take, but I agree with Alan Moore that "The Killing Joke" is not a very good story (and arguably has done more harm to the character of the Joker than good - namely in cementing his "crazy serial killer" incarnation as the default personality and making him so "iconic" to the point of overuse)

    1. 4EverGreen


      I personally thought the story was fine (controversial story elements not withstanding), but I can understand your perspective. If anything 'Good', can be said for "The Killing Joke", is that it was the comic book that inspired Mark Hamill to audition for The Joker in the 1989 movie version of "Batman", and eventually get to play him, during "Batman: The Animated Series".

    2. Rebel the Wolfgirl

      Rebel the Wolfgirl

      @Orlando BloomThat's true - it also gave us "The Dark Knight" and "Joker" films.

  21. Ayyyyyyy, teenj! Long time no see!

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    2. TJ


      Absolutely go for it. I think superhero stories, stripped down to their basis, are so universal in their themes and nothing encapsulates that more than the Silver Age.

    3. Rebel the Wolfgirl

      Rebel the Wolfgirl

      Weird question, but you wanna see what I got for the first episode?

    4. TJ


      Sure man, definitely PM me

  22. Hello, sea creatures!

    I bring you greetings from Apple World!

  23. can I offer you a rum ham in this trying time?

    1. 4EverGreen


      As long as you're not offering RED RUM, I think everyone will be fine! (Imaginary Bonus Points if you know which 1980 movie I'm referencing!)

    2. Danny DeVito

      Danny DeVito

      thank you good sir

  24. something I realized: SBC hasn't had any significant superhero lit stuff since teenj

    1. Steel Sponge

      Steel Sponge

      I got Rebirth of a Storm, but it's not a 'Lit' so I don't think it meets those qualifications.

    2. 4EverGreen


      Technically, ANYTHING could qualify as a lit as long as it is in written form.

  25. OK, so I wanna apologize for the delay in Supreme: The Ivory Icon's first episode releasing; for some reason I haven't been able to focus. Should be out by either later this week or next week.

    On another note I'll be doing something special to tie into this lit: a monthly issue-by issue review of Alan Moore's run on Supreme, which lasted 22 issues (23 if you count the fanmade Issue #64, which I personally do).

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