General Inspiration Thread

Here’s a place for people to just post awesome shit.

I’m starting with a Protege training with her Mentor: https://digg.com/video/father-daughter-parkour

author: Bill G.
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So this is pretty on the nose, but these still give me an awesome thrill whenever I see them (as ought to surprise nobody):

(Non-awesome stuff: There was never an analog in the Jason Quill universe to that sketchy 90s show, decent main titles aside. There was a weird contract issue involved that let an analog to the awful mid-80s JQ cartoon exist, but without any editorial control by the Quill family or Foundation; fortunately, most people don’t remember it.)

author: *** Dave H.
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Here’s someone who’s either an unpopular superhero or a misunderstood supervillain.

https://plus.google.com/+SarahPerryShipp/posts/QJ82YzQjMha

author: Bill G.
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*** Dave H. said:

Non-awesome stuff: There was never an analog in the Jason Quill universe to that sketchy 90s show, decent main titles aside. There was a weird contract issue involved that let an analog to the awful mid-80s JQ cartoon exist, but without any editorial control by the Quill family or Foundation; fortunately, most people don’t remember it.)

For what it’s worth, the 90s opening at least justifies why the show is called “Jonny Quest”. In 1964, the opening credits are for “The Race Bannon Show Guest Starring a Badass Mummy and Oh Yeah The Boss’s Kid”. But I always loved that starkly astounding pulp art style.

author: Bill G.
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The original show is very much (credits and story) the SUPER SCIENCE B-MOVE ADVENTURE HALF-HOUR! with a couple of kids along for the ride to get real kids to watch it in its original prime time run. Mummies, head-hunters, dinosaurs, Nazis, spies, sinister Chinese, Abominable Snow Men, femmes fatale, werewolves, Oriental mysticism, killer pygmies, giant robot spy spiders, underground bases, Monsters from the Id … the show had it all. And, actually, a big part of its charm for me was a relative minimum of “kids stumble into the most crazy adventures while hapless adults aren’t watching, but are saved by their preternaturally smart dog” stuff.

(Most people also forget that Bannon was assigned to the Quests explicitly to protect Jonny, not Benton. That’s rarely how it worked, of course.)

The Alex Toth heavy-ink realistic style, overlying painted backgrounds, overcomes the very limited animation in amazing ways. Plus the amazing Hoyt Curtin music.

I imprinted on this stuff hard as a kid.

author: *** Dave H.
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Aside from the usual suspects like Justice League or Teen Titans, I’d like to recommend a series called Miraculous Ladybug (available on Netflix as “Miraculous”) as a show that touches on a lot of Masks themes.

The premise is that a villain named “Hawkmoth” can send evil butterflies to possess ordinary people who are experiencing negative emotions like anger. The people gain super-powers and fall under Hawkmoth’s mental influence, and usually start by enacting some kind of bad-guy plan against the citizens of Paris. Opposing Hawkmoth are a pair of high school students: Marinette and Adrien. Thanks to talking-animal companions, they can transform into the heroes Ladybug and Cat Noir, but they have a timer on their powers before they transform back.

In their civilian identities, Marinette has a major crush on Adrien. In their hero identities, Cat Noir openly flirts with Ladybug, who isn’t interested. Marinette is the everyday girl next door with a supportive best friend who encourages her crush, while Adrien is the son of an emotionally distant father and hangs out with the outspoken and loyal Nino. Aside from that dynamic, a haughty rich girl named Chloe acts very possessive around Adrien, while bullying her own long-suffering assistant and apparently only real friend Sabrina.

The show is a constant shuffle of motivations and what we’d recognize as Influence moves, Provokes, and Condition trades. The superhero fights are pretty good, but just watching these emotional pinballs bouncing off each other is the real joy. The pacing and plots are pitched at a younger audience than Young Justice, but I’d say it’s right around where the lighter Teen Titans (not Go) episodes were at.

author: Bill G.
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+1 to that. Miraculous is a big hit around our place.

author: Doyce T.
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Anthropomorphic planets: https://imgur.com/gallery/137rk

author: Bill G.
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@Bill - Those are awesome.

author: *** Dave H.
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Man I love them all. Earth and Jupiter are especially great, but all of them are wonderful.

author: Doyce T.
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I have a Pinterest board for Link but here is a more general one, favoring younger and OC supers. http://pin.it/H4WnTeS

author: Bill G.
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Erma by Brandon Santiago “Erma is like any other normal child. She goes to school, plays with friends, and even spends time with the family. It just so happens that she is the daughter of a ghostly spirit and tends to use her haunting abilities for everyday antics, whether for better or for worse.”

https://tapas.io/episode/829371

author: Margie K.
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Working on headcanon for the world’s fastest family.

Like father, like son?

author: Doyce T.
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Okay, here’s one: the new Inspector Gadget show on Netflix.

The relationship between Penny and Talon (Claw’s nephew/lead henchmen/Scott Evil equivalent) is (once genderswapped) my headcanon for Jason and Alycia Chin’s mid-adventure interactions. :slight_smile:


author: Doyce T.
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Also, I’d be remiss if I didn’t present this genderswapped Star versus the Forces of Evil as an alternate-reality JAlycia.

author: Doyce T.
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author: Bill G.
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"Well, she is pretty smart. And she’s got a wicked sense of humor. And she kind of–

"On the other hand, I did punch her in the arm once.

“She decked me.”

author: *** Dave H.
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Music. There’s a ton of great music out there for fighting, general badassery, and angst.

MrEpicOSTs on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHACJmUimC9bVxR6_…

Grace Potter’s “Look What We’ve Become”, the anthem of the underestimated. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lsUYIn-H_8

Lindsey Stirling’s “We Are Giants” along the same lines, plus an amazing music video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yUYvyAY954

The Ghost in the Shell soundtrack is always excellent music, but for me there’s a couple of standouts. Torukia (https://soundcloud.com/kennethcrow92/ghost-in-the-…) and Rise (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rFW2Df5iRs))

And for a change of pace: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL9PTDI62Jk

author: Bill G.
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For Jalycia in particular: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gX2eEICejB0 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_SlAzsXa7E

author: Bill G.
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For the younger set:

Spider-man plays with his kid: https://imgur.com/gallery/eOmEg

JL8: http://jl8comic.tumblr.com/

Everyone should know JL8 by now, but if not, the premise is the Justice League characters in grade school, engaging in typical shenanigans for that age group. Notable moments include Gym Teacher Darkseid (http://jl8comic.tumblr.com/post/18407670815/jl8-19…) and literally everything including Wonder Woman, who at this tender age is taking NO sass from anyone, up to or including Power Girl (http://jl8comic.tumblr.com/post/29383953017/jl8-64…).

author: Bill G.
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