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Owl House, In the Middle Of Our Tweet

Tegan

𝑬𝑿▰▰▰▰▰▱▱▱
(She/Her)
Knock Knock Knockin' on Hooty's Door:

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jpfriction

A most radical pontiff
(He, Him)
Figured you’d enjoy this one. Very solid.

I like these here gay children’s cartoons.
 

Gaer

chat.exe a cessé de fonctionner
Staff member
Moderator
Oh, and called shot: the guy who wrote the book stayed in the Boiling Isles, taught himself magic, and is now the Emperor.

My called shot is that the Emperor isn’t the original human from the book, but rather one of his descendants. One who read about his ancestor and got real pissed for being abandoned. That human got to go home, we know this because the portal worked.

Much like why the Golden Guard doesn’t have any innate magic, cos they’re part human.

Also the Emperor only appeared a scant 50 years ago, when the human arrived hundreds of years ago.

Sure, magic could keep him alive but, why would he wait that long to do his evil Emperor shtick?


Also newest episode: EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
 

Gaer

chat.exe a cessé de fonctionner
Staff member
Moderator
All I can say about the latest episode is that Luz is the person she is, because of her mother.

They’re both incredibly kind people and will never let others to come to harm if they can help it.

Even when they are scared, even when they don’t understand. They both believe in the innate goodness of other people, and will move heaven and earth out of love. Just love
.

This show is really special.
 

ArugulaZ

Fearful asymmetry
The last episode was very touching... until you remember how the show started in the first place.

"Honey, why don't you want to live with your mother?"
"Well, sending me off to camp to be cured of my personality wasn't exactly conducive to building a strong mother-daughter relationship."

They threw in that bone about Luz becoming more mature, but that was because she indulged her interest in fantasy, rather than rejecting it to fit neatly into society.
 

Daikaiju

Rated Ages 6+
(He, Him)
So... no one's talking about the bit in the museum where it mention two people being transported to the Demon Realm?
 

FelixSH

(He/Him)
I watched the first episode. Love it! Very cute, very fun, and the message is, of course, great. Very curious where this show is going.
 

Beta Metroid

At peace
(he/him)
Ooh, I'm caught up again, at least with what's up on Disney plus.

Through the Looking Glass Ruins

Yay, more magic library! And more Amity! I'd had the big moment of this one spoiled for me, but it was still very sweet.

Hunting Palismen

It's nice to see Luz's "leap before she looks" tendencies explored a little more. Also good to learn a bit about Zuko here.

Hooty's Door

I'm not a fan of Hooty. He reminds me of a classic comedy character type that I never like: the one who trounces all over a protagonist's personal space, doesn't respect their wishes, and generally makes life tough on them. But they're doing it all through affection/a desire to help, so when the protagonist gets impatient or angry with their continued unwanted action, the narrative wants you to feel sorry for this character and the protagonist has a moment of guilt.

But anyway, despite how the character grates on me, this episode was great, and shockingly rich with development! Eda undergoes one of my favorite fantasy/sci-fi turns: channeling her beast mode/curse for good (earned through some really interesting dream sequences). Luz and Amity work through their fears and have a big moment! King gets a moment as well! Great stuff.

Eclipse Lake

This one was great! Amity pulling out all the stops to prove herself the first time her SO is sick is just relatable to those who have been through that new relationship phase in general. And her belief that she needs to provide results, and that this incident is an "opportunity" is fitting for the environment she was raised in, and it's heartwarming to see her realize that's not how things roll with Luz (and co). Fun character dynamics in this one overall...it's amusing to see the golden guard bouncing off good guys who don't have Luz's patience for him. And there's some great action animation!

Yesterday's Lie

I agree with Arugula's comment: this is a really sweet episode that finally starts exploring the relationship that kicked off this show. But I did not expect Luz to be framed as completely in the wrong. I imagine that it's mostly exploring the guilt felt from her point of view, and that it won't be the last word on the matter.

Show's good!
 

ArugulaZ

Fearful asymmetry
Beta: Personally, I have a dim view of the mother.

She spent her time in the pilot trying to hammer a square peg into a round hole, then in Yesterday's Lie, forced her daughter to return from Hieronymus Bosch Land with emotional manipulation, and never go back. It caused Luz a lot of discomfort, reuniting with her second family only to realize that she was bound by an unfair promise to reject them and their world later.

I mean, it's clear that Luz's mother is a loving woman, but she's also clingy and controlling, perhaps due to her husband leaving her. What's the deal with that guy, anyway? Is he just a red herring, of no great importance, or was he a magic user himself, explaining Luz's hidden talents and her loopy, unconventional personality? Luz's mother is so muggle it hurts... the kid must have gotten her interests in fantasy and the supernatural somewhere.
 

Gaer

chat.exe a cessé de fonctionner
Staff member
Moderator
All I am going to say is that I cannot disagree more, ArugulaZ.

But everyone has their opinions.
 

FelixSH

(He/Him)
I'm nearly at the end of season 2, using this show as my Saturday Morning Cartoon. No deep thoughts, except that I like this show a lot, and love it's characters, including the fact that it is so completely openly gay. Very cool.

But I also had a look at a wiki, and seeing the entry for season 3, including the comments. And, uh, bad news. Season 3 will be shortened, with 3 specials of 44 minutes.
 

FelixSH

(He/Him)
I know, preaching to the choir, but I will never understand why people are so horribly, terribly afraid of the existence of queer people. Just don't comprehend.

Anyway, Dana Terrace is brave and great, Disney is stupid, thanks for sharing.
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
Yeah I just finished the new batch. A distressingly small number of episodes and of course ends on another cliffhanger for the overarching plot, but what we got is fun! The “reveal” in the las ep was broadcast so hard I was wondering if there would be some further twist, but it’s one of those times you gotta remember it’s also a show for kids. I am still curious what this “collector” thing‘s whole deal is.
 

Dark Medusa

Diamond Crusader
(He/him)
Can you be more specific on which episodes are on Disney+? I want to make sure that they're up to date or know how close to up to date they are.
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
The ones that just went up are Season 2 eps 11-16. So the last ep I’ve seen is Hollow Mind. Hoping we don’t have to wait too long for the rest of the season, which I guess is still airing on live tv, huh...
 

Beta Metroid

At peace
(he/him)
I'm caught up on what's available on Disney Plus, hope to break down some thoughts on individual episodes sometime soon. Overall, I like what I've seen! Some efficient storytelling going on (which is unfortunately by necessity. But I still admiring how the creators are handling the circumstances).
 

SpoonyBard

A Bard Named SPOONY
(He/Him)
Maaaan I wish they'd hurry and add more Owl House to D+ in Canadia but we probably won't get it till season 2 is over.
 

Beta Metroid

At peace
(he/him)
Is there any particular place for announcements of when episodes are coming to D+, or does it just kinda happen?
 

jpfriction

A most radical pontiff
(He, Him)
Is there any particular place for announcements of when episodes are coming to D+, or does it just kinda happen?
I follow Dana Terrace on twitter, she usually mentions it.

I bet it won’t be too long, they put the first half of the season up while it was still airing.
 

Tegan

𝑬𝑿▰▰▰▰▰▱▱▱
(She/Her)
The second season has wrapped up; all that's left are a couple of long specials. Hell of a finale; simultaneously feels like it's wrapping things up and also could have lasted another season.
 

Beta Metroid

At peace
(he/him)
Sounds like June 29 is when the rest of this season drops on D+! I'm looking forward to seeing how this season wraps.

(Oddly, no word on any streaming release dates for Amphibia).
 

Beta Metroid

At peace
(he/him)
Apparently, Amphibia's final episodes drop on Disney + tomorrow! (I know, wrong thread, but it doesn't have its own, and let's face it: A Venn diagram of these two shows' viewers is like a circle viewed by a slightly inebriated person).
 
Since I wanna start DRAMA...
I feel like Owl House, Amphibia, and Star Vs. the Forces of Evil seem like an experiment to try and "one up" Cartoon Network's success with Adventure Time and Steven Universe.

Do you feel this is true, and if so, how would you rank these five series and why?

ON second thought- this really deserves its own thread, to be written in after everyone's gotten to digest each series for some time...
Owl House still has its "specials" after all.
 

Beta Metroid

At peace
(he/him)
^I've seen bits and pieces of Steven Universe, but can't really comment on Star and Adventure Time.

I feel like it's more likely both Owl House and Amphibia evolved from Gravity Falls, seeing as the showrunners of the former two both worked on the latter. Adventure Time and Steven Universe were both quite well acclaimed animated shows with similar target audiences, and all of the above have fantasy bends to them, so I'd imagine the staff on the more recent shows at least have some awareness of them. But I chalk up many similarities simply to general trends in the genre (a longer leash re: representation than has been accepted for mainstream kids' cartoons in the past, more "blueprints" to study of both serialized and episodic kids' cartoons, and examples of how to balance the two, etc). Just my off-the-cuff impression.
 

Daikaiju

Rated Ages 6+
(He, Him)
Apparently, Amphibia's final episodes drop on Disney + tomorrow! (I know, wrong thread, but it doesn't have its own, and let's face it: A Venn diagram of these two shows' viewers is like a circle viewed by a slightly inebriated person).
Man, they packed a lot into that last batch.
 

SpoonyBard

A Bard Named SPOONY
(He/Him)
Having recently watched the first two seasons of Girl In Frog World I'm happy to see the last season added, but I'm just a bit miffed that we still haven't gotten ANY of Owl House S2 up here in Canadia.
 
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