why not older

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older or younger

yes, it sounds like a good idea
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no, it will ruin the plot and the story
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Postby Mandy » Tue Nov 23, 2004 1:00 pm

What guys? Everyone would be younger. And besides, how much younger can you make the characters? They are in freaking first grade!!
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Re: why not older

Postby Neflhim » Tue Nov 23, 2004 5:39 pm

Perhaps it is coming. True, the characters look older than they are said to be, and act older, but as was pointed out, the shows are the same.

And no ret-con needed. Just an experiment of Dexter's or Mandark's gone horribly wrong...
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Re: why not older

Postby ikiteruyokazu » Tue Nov 23, 2004 5:55 pm

thinking about it is a good idea to keep them as the same age but still it would have been nice for them to have trouble in school
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Re: why not older

Postby Cali Defender » Wed Nov 24, 2004 12:57 pm

Redstar wrote:
Al Calnos wrote:well Bleedman cant change it now, far too late (hed have to redo the ENTIRE comic...)

All he'd have to do is a small retcon.

It would entirely ruin the story, because the PowerPuff Girls and all of the characters are exactly the same age as they are in their show. The only reason they seem as if they are acting older is because they are now free to act as they would in real life, rather in the confines of cartoon regulations.

The entire web comic would be ruined if they were teenagers, because we know them as young children with pure intentions and innocence. We don't want them to be teenagers, because that could potentially ruin them as humans. Teens are naturally prone to sin and trouble in our society, and because of that we subconsciously want to be something else; something more that we can no longer be. This need is fulfilled through young cartoon characters that give us love that we can never feel. So I say keep them the way they are.



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Re: why not older

Postby Redstar » Thu Nov 25, 2004 3:45 pm

Lee49645 wrote:if we make it any younger, wouldnt that make guys the look like pedophiles? o.O

Don't bring pedophilia into the mix!

And for some other people, they don't look young because of the style. If you watch anime, you can tell that the younger characters just look like smaller selves of the older characters.

For the last time, age doesn't matter. They look however old you perceive them, and you can envision them as a choice age just by thinking. Just because they act more mature and intelligent that most first graders, doesn't mean that they should be made older. Is it so wrong that people can be smarter or more mature than society says they should be?
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Postby Karuma » Thu Nov 25, 2004 5:53 pm

Yes.
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Postby Redstar » Thu Nov 25, 2004 6:08 pm

Kalma wrote:Yes.

Actually, it doesn't matter much at all.
Relick wrote:One of my best friends told me about one of his bad porn experiences. It involved a threesome, two women and one man, and as the girls start making out, the man says, "That's fo shizzle my nizzle!"

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Re: why not older

Postby PnoKio2 » Thu Nov 25, 2004 8:22 pm

Redstar wrote:
Lee49645 wrote:if we make it any younger, wouldnt that make guys the look like pedophiles? o.O

Don't bring pedophilia into the mix!

And for some other people, they don't look young because of the style. If you watch anime, you can tell that the younger characters just look like smaller selves of the older characters.

For the last time, age doesn't matter. They look however old you perceive them, and you can envision them as a choice age just by thinking. Just because they act more mature and intelligent that most first graders, doesn't mean that they should be made older. Is it so wrong that people can be smarter or more mature than society says they should be?


I have to concur with redstar because age should not be the standard it should be based on how the individual performs in society i have met plenty of people older than myself and the sure as hell dont act it . So age shouldnt be an issue the comic is great as is and i will leave it at that.
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Postby Karuma » Thu Nov 25, 2004 8:52 pm

Redstar wrote:
Kalma wrote:Yes.

Actually, it doesn't matter much at all.


Dude, my yes was to your question od is it so wrong.
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Postby PnoKio2 » Thu Nov 25, 2004 9:03 pm

Kalma wrote:
Redstar wrote:
Kalma wrote:Yes.

Actually, it doesn't matter much at all.


Dude, my yes was to your question od is it so wrong.

Whoops sorry for the mix up :fuckedup:
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Postby Feudal Meril » Fri Nov 26, 2004 1:32 am

I like them the way they are. It shows ME that younger people can experience drama too. Plus, if they were older, it may ruin their child-like innocence(like bubbles, for a very good example). It may sound dorky, but that's just crazy ol' me.

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Postby Decoy » Fri Nov 26, 2004 2:55 am

Younger people experience a very different kind of drama than adults do, but this is a cartoon so what happens in real life doesn't really matter.

Don't make them older, and don't make them younger. Keep 'em the age they are now, and no one gets hurt...
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Re: why not older

Postby chessiejo » Fri Nov 26, 2004 3:05 pm

even though the story says first grade, the girls think talk and act like fifth graders. that is what i thought they were at first, because i read the archives backwards from last to first.

oh come on now i'm sure you have all done that at one time or other.

so it would not make sense to make them much older than that, unless you are prepared to get into NC-17, which would be rude.
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Postby Karuma » Fri Nov 26, 2004 3:07 pm

Hey... go read the rpg thread. Everyone can do drama. The earliest I've seen is ten though.
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Re: why not older

Postby chessiejo » Fri Nov 26, 2004 3:48 pm

drama yes. "desperate teenage housewives", no.
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Postby Karuma » Fri Nov 26, 2004 5:15 pm

What is that supposed to mean?
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Re: why not older

Postby chessiejo » Sun Nov 28, 2004 2:19 pm

it means i think it is fun watching the ppg expand their roles here but i just do not want to see s-e-x!
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Postby Decoy » Sun Nov 28, 2004 2:46 pm

Kalma wrote:Hey... go read the rpg thread. Everyone can do drama. The earliest I've seen is ten though.
No offense, but if you call the stuff in the rpg thread drama then this discussion might as well just end right now. That stuff isn't drama.
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Postby Tenchigirl15 » Sun Nov 28, 2004 7:42 pm

na, I like them when their little ^_^
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Re: why not older

Postby Zecro » Tue Nov 30, 2004 2:22 am

You actually could pretend they are in the third or second grade, and nothing would really change. Much older than that, and you're going for changing the storyline and plot.

As for stereotyping age-related behaviour, I think that's called developmental psychology. Then there's also social psychology and who knows what else. It's more or less accurate, and the girls and Dexter would at least be, like, 9. But still, this isn't psychology.

On a diffrent topic, my elementray school never had a soccer team... I don't think we even had any sports team. Perhaps Megasville elementary is a part of a larger campus, with, like, middle school there? I dunno.. in some districts elementary goes to 6th grade, middle is 7-9th and high is 10-12th. And my high school doesn't even have three stories...

If that was comfusing, I'll sum it up: the characters act several years older than first grade, but I don't really care, because it doesnt' matter.
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Re: why not older

Postby Decoy » Wed Dec 01, 2004 4:22 am

Zecro wrote: the characters act several years older than first grade, but I don't really care, because it doesnt' matter.
I agree. Also, my high school didn't have three stories either, and it was pretty big, so meh. :unsure:
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Postby ranmah » Wed Dec 01, 2004 4:28 am

I agree that it would ruin the story if Bleedman did it now.

Maybe after the initial run he could do another series.

I'm sure it could be done. The current story is just getting interesting.
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Re: why not older

Postby chessiejo » Wed Dec 01, 2004 11:20 pm

i read a comic about some Chinese kittens called "Ling Ling" or something like that.

the little girls granny changed them by magic into hot teenagers so they could join an elite club and be cheerleaders. it was bizarre but interesting.

the fans wanted more "action" from these "improved" girls so the artist started an adults-only age 18 restricted site which imho was pretty disgusting.

i hope this place never ends up like that.
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Re: why not older

Postby Zecro » Thu Dec 02, 2004 1:27 am

chessiejo wrote:i hope this place never ends up like that.


Agreed.

Plus, the whole comic hasn't really gotten underway yet. You're in the introduction. So who knows what will happen.
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Re: why not older

Postby deflagratio » Thu Dec 02, 2004 1:30 am

I for one don't care about the age. None of my friends who I introduced to the comic do either, except for the greatest saying by one of them, "There hott, but there in first grade!!!" We still laugh about this.
Lets see, PPGs understand civic responsibility and know various fighting styles and big words. I didn't have that extensive vocabulary at that age and lots of people don't have one now. Dexter makes things that other scientists can't even begin to fathom and Dee Dee has an understanding of philosophy on par with the Dali Lama (pardon my spelling if its wrong) and you want to argue about age mattering.
The whole point of them being in first grade is that you think of them as innocents. I don't know of too many elementary schools with lockers in the halls but it is a classic setting for school social interaction. By having them in first grade they may have conversations that are ennuendo free. Also everyone knows that first grade is the last year of innocents in America. After 1st grade you slowly start learning cusswords and other such things from tv, older siblings, fellow classmates, and other influences. If you don't like them being in first grade just forget about it and insert grade here.
We are dealing with cartoons so concessions must be made. I for one like the style and am amazed at how well the characters transformed american tv to a manga style.
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