"Now, I do see a problem with PPGD and I hope no one is going ot kill me just for saying MY opinion, right? (Watching out for the mob with guns and knives gathering at my door). There are too many characters... is falling into the same mistakes as X-men - I know, X-men fans will hang me for this. Doesn't really matter what the fans may say, X-men have been loosing lots and lots of readers (and $$$) because there are far too many characters to keep track of."
YESS!! THANK YOU!!!! That's like, exactly what I was try6ing to say in my first opening post. First of all, no one even has to be a fan to know Blossom is acting WAAAY out of character if you've at least saw the show before. And also, like I said
"It seems to jump from bell to the rowdy ruffs to jack to bell again..."
You can't keep up with all these characters and still have the plot stable enough to carry out it's perpose without a few jaggedness in narration 'n timing. That's why video editors cut those deleted scenes out so the narration flow would be nice, natural 'n edgy yet strategically enticing and at times unpredictable. Here's my analysis:
Source of the problem: Due to popular demand, Bleedman was (I don't want to say FORCED but y' know) enclined to stuff as many Nick 'n CN characters in the comic as he possibly could (This being a top priority). In my opinion, even if the story was 2x crappier and more cliche it wouldn't make that much a difference. Most of us who see the doujinshi really want to the art and our favorite characters interacting and intertwining(sp?). That's why stuffing so many 'actors' into the play was essential to the comic's initial 'perpose' however, it's starting to overflow the plot.
Where is he going with this? I understand the comic is somewhat beggining but BY NOW, y' know we had enough content to have moved forward a LONG time ago but the comic is now FINALLY starting to move (bell/blossom show-down 'n stuff) wich could've occured way before hand. The comic began to feel a bit too dry for too long (that's where all the 'where's the action?' comments came from). This comic has like, ONE real scene besides the obvious Bell showdown in it's, so far, 4 chapters it's been around.
There are a lot of (and as of right now, too many) stand-by/standstill pointless characters that (although mind you this is still the beggining) have still popped up out of nowhere completly at random (RRB example) and (like almost any main character introduction) it still needs to be at least SOMEWHAT establish to us what kind of role they play in the plot. By going from one introduction to another he's not leaving any room for all these 'seemingly' important characters (Otto, Rowdy ruffs, Jenny, Bell etc) to develope any 'ground' to scale upwards IMO. He flashes in too many characters here and there and although it's fun to look at, it's hurting the narrative portion of the story.
"Yes it is true however the problem is that the story requires this in order to be easier to understand.
Also we should keep it in mind that it would be next-to-impossible to incorporate 2 characters from different shows in 1 story and make them interact with 100% accuracy."
I so disagree. The characters aren't REQUIRED to change for this story. I've seen more than 2 characters from 2 completly different contexes come together and interact in one unit before. I know you probably look up to B-man as somewhat of an artistic mentor but really if he can't do it that doesn't mean it's impossible (not saying you're assuming as much). Most everything in the story can merely be worked around in order to suit the characters context. It's not that hard to do actually, with this story anyway. It's not a matter that there seems to be a barrier that Bleedman can't breach without changing the story so he therefore alters the characters. He just doesn't know the characters well enough, bottom line. For example, Zim (so we're on the same track). However, Nearly impossible? I've seen it done all the time. All it takes is
Other people have tried to invade earth before on the Nick show "Invader Zim" and (come on) if you've seen like ONE (or two) episodes you'd know that Zim is way too stubborn/ignorant to just let anyone have a go at his mission NOR LESS side with anyone other than Irkan elites or superiors (I sound like a geek). He'll stop anyone who nudges in his territory whoever they are or he'll die trying. He's proven that on so many an occasion. The "Hahaha I'm here with the other badass bosses blah blah blah, screw my ultimate existance of life-being to please the irkin race, our mission has just turned around on the dime for almost no reason" role he's taken on is pointless cramping of the plot? However, there's nothing that can be done because any backstory for him would throw the audience off course again. Why is he here then? Probably merely to make an appearance because so many wanted to see him. What does he do for the plot? He has had a formal introduction, surely he does SOMETHING other than the fact that he's there. Since the comic has since moved on introducing newer characters I doubt whether or not Zim is gonna actually really do anything ever again. Thus an example of overstuffing known characters just for the concept and therefore overtaxing the already cramped narration of the comic (and we've still got Foster's home that's probably gonna come right next). I don't mean to totally dis Bleedman but this is where I as a fan see this comic going right now.
I don't care what anyone says, when you have a comic that seems to be centered primely on bringing as many Nicktoons/CN characters as you can in one collaberation, it's simply ideal-nay-essentail to stay true to the character's personalities or 40% of the comic's concept wont make a difference. Granted so many aren't even fans of the show, and yes these girls maturity does give them a slightly new outlook on life (EDIT: and note, maturity does make differences but like I said, Blossom acts like an entirely different girl altogether, like, eliminating 80% of her original character traits and having them totally replaced. There's a fine line between that and maturity) but the true craft is composing these elements while at the same time remaining to have a stable plot-run. That's my only beef with the Doujinshi. After evaluating, Bleedman has failed to do this. Even if staying true to the original show doesn't matter, that only means overtaxing the plot with more characters is even more of an issue because the 'oooh an appearance' shock doesn't make up for their stocking. So many of us seem to be making excuses for his(B-man) doing this but (you guys are gonna kill, rape, seizmic toss my ass to Texas for saying this but) god forbid he lacks a certain area of talent?
That's not gonna stop me from reading the comic. Everything has pros/cons. I'm just expressing my concerns because I know B-man is reading this....somewhere......and might get something useful from it. However, his fan-mob is going to try their best to make him look good anyway, thus making B-man go "Ahhh hell, I'll leave it as it is", so I ask myself what's the point? The comic is gonna be a "hit" nommatter what he does for now on due to the fan-base hype.
Okay I'll shut-up now.