So, I've had this idea floating around in my head for a while. I was planning on writing another fanfic over on DeviantArt as sort of a spinoff/companion series to my Disney Heroes vs. Villains fanfic.
It's an expansion of my Merlin origin story on the Villain War wiki. The story would focus on a twenty-something Merlin's adventures during his years as Yen Sid's pupil. It would explore the backstories and origins of Disney characters, going into detail about what made them what they are. Merlin would travel the world alongside Melena Applethorn (Maleficent before she became evil), Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, and Millicent Mim (Madame Mim before she became evil), all of whom are also students of Yen Sid.
Some of the story arcs I have planned so far include helping Zeus and a benevolent Hades against Tartarus (the first god of the underworld) and his Primordial forces; joining a young Mufasa and Taka (Scar) in fighting the armies of the hyena queen Shaka (Shenzi's mother); intervening in a gang war between "Big Ben" Badun, Salvatore "Medusa" Moro, and Bootleg Pete (Peg-Leg Pete's old boss/the original bear version of Pete from the old Disney shorts); and, of course, thwarting the schemes of dear old dad, Chernabog.
Sorry. been little busy these days. It sounds promising. As long as it doesn't put your other commitments (real life and commitments you want on the fandom) on hold, then I do no have any problems in expanding ideas on your project.
BTW, if you need further backstory material for Maleficent, you should know that I have the idea that a fairy of the Seelie or UnSeelie courts usually has two names: their given name when interacting with mortals or other fairies, and their true name, the one that expresses their true nature and gives one power over the other. Maleficent's original given name before she pledged her services to Chernabog after Stefan defeated her and cut off her wings was Melena Applethorn, based on the type of plants that bloomed during her creation, and her true fae name was Carabosse, the name given to her in the original Tchaikovsky ballet.
I don't know if I told you this before, but I've been working on a villain war of my very own - Disney vs. Comics: Heroes and Villains. It'll be pitting the heroes and villains of the animated Disney films and comic book films (Marvel, DC, and others) against each other. I'm going to be starting production very soon, and I would be interested to hear your thoughts on the ideas I've come up with for the first round.
During a meeting of the Lords of the Splinter Realms, Hades introduces the elder demons to Loki, Asgardian god of mischief. Loki offers to allow the Lords to invade the mortal world by eliminating those who would resist, summoning an army of villains with the Lords’ blessing. The Lords agree, and the two dark gods set out to begin their work.
Hercules and Zeus vs. Loki and the Destroyer
As the first step of Loki’s plan, he sets out to dethrone Zeus and eliminate the threat posed by the Olympian gods. Summoning the Asgardian Destroyer, Loki attacks Mount Olympus. Can Hercules stop the invasion, or will the trickster god stand triumphant?
Superman vs. Maleficent
Another of the biggest threats to Loki and Hades’ plans is Earth’s mightiest champion, the Man of Steel Superman. Though he may seem invincible, Loki has been able to discern that the Kryptonian is vulnerable to magic. The dark fairy Maleficent is sent to deal with him. Will the Last Son of Krypton be able to stop the Mistress of All Evil?
Spider-Man vs. Horace, Jasper, and Edgar
Out on patrol, Spider-Man discovers a break-in in progress. Investigating, the wall-crawler finds the culprits are three known criminals. Even with the advantage of numbers, can they prove a match for Spider-Man?
Wolverine vs. Gaston
Gaston has been hired to track and kill the most dangerous game of all, the mutant Wolverine. Finding his target, Gaston attacks, only to find more than he bargained for. No one may fight like Gaston, but Wolverine is the best there is at what he does.
Robin Hood vs. Red Skull
Hearing that Prince John is meeting with a powerful new ally, Robin Hood infiltrates his old enemy’s castle to discover the Prince’s meeting is with the Fuhrer of the European Reich, the Red Skull. However, the Skull’s forces discover Robin Hood’s presence and try to capture the intruder. Will the wily fox be able to escape this time?
Alerted to the attacks on the world’s heroes, Nick Fury decides they must unite to combat this new threat.
Hey CuchulainSetanta. I had the time to re-edit and update most of the events of the DHvV page on the other wiki. You see I had the thought to create a story for the second part of the series. The only thing I want is to take a look (at least the third round), and tell me how it would look from your perspective.
Okay. In the meantime, spend some relaxation. By the way, I want to ask something out of the ordinary. Do you have a feel of comfort when going to fandoms like DvND or KHUS? Like, you feel relaxed after the daily work you have completed, and feel it like a second home?
Saw the second part of DvND finale. What a show. I didn't expect the Nightmare King to be the ruler of Limbo. The battle against Loki and the Acolytes was awesome too. Though I have questions about some characters I don't recognize or remember. I know most of them, but some of them appear to be out of my extend of knowledge. Particularly, I don't recognize those below.
1) The woman whom Dr. Facilier summoned in the battle against Loki and the Acolytes.
2) The thug/monster/ogre with a piercing ear and scars?
3) The dragon form of Pain and Panic's transformation.
4) The snowmen who assisted Loki.
By the way I didn't understand the first cutscene and musical score with Ruber and his old allies. What does this accomplish actually? the motivation to move forward? and kind of song they used to play?
Out of the ordinary, are you going to keep on the updates of the second DHvV, or are you going to leave it as it? I liked the way you handle the series. Feels like a consistent narrative point like your previous works (DvND, DVW, DHvV, and HvV).
Me too. It's been nearly 15 years since I last played AoE. I used to love the game when I was little. However, I lost the data of that game and lost my original game. Many years later, I discovered a copy of the original game without been scratched or tampered, and I thought I was happy to see it again. Problem was that it worked in the Microsoft software of its season (can't recall what kind of software at the moment), instead of the current Microsoft software. Can you imagine that? It's like finding a Ps1 or Ps2 video game, only to realise you have Ps4 console. The only game that I have since childhood on PC is Age of Mythology, the spin-off installment of AoE.
Presumably, with a heavy heart, I have to sell the copy since it is worthless to possess.
As for the remastered version, I liked the details in most of the videos. Occasionally, I loved comparison animations like the Wonder demolition on several ages.
Are you familiar with the MOBA game Smite? It's kind of similar to Age of Mythology in that it's based on world mythology. I don't actually play it, since I'm not able to keep up with all of the complicated strategies for those types of games, but I'm fascinated by the lore and the different characters. I love how they are able to include a lot of obscure gods, like Ah Muzen Cab, the Mayan god of bees, and Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings.
Coincidentally, I have been familiar with the game, not however with the mythology and lore, which I found later and enjoyed, but because it involved a diverse cast of well known English voice-actors from anime-affiliated media (Todd Haberkorn [Natsu Dragneel from Fairy Tail], Bryce Papenbrook [Eren Yeager from Attack on Titan], Vic Mignogna [Edward Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist), Max Mittelman [Saitama from One Punch Man], Benjamin Diskin [Young Xehanort from Kingdom Hearts], Nick Landis [The Major from Hellsing Ultimate Abridged], Chris Guerrero [Enrico Maxwell from Hellsing Ultimate Abridged and Ainz Ooal Gown from Overlord's official dub]). To tell you the truth, I stumbled upon the game by checking actors and voice actors on the IMBD site. It really shows how a game can be appreciated by the joint effort by producers, creators, and directors, and many voice-actors alike.
My favourite gods for mythology are some of the Chinese ones, Sun Wukong/Monkey King, Nu Wa, Ne Zha, some of the Norse ones, Odin, Tyr, Heimdall (I think it's pronounched that way), and Freya. There are others, but can't seem to recall for the moment.
They pretty much released most of the pantheons, so an original god is unlikely happened to come in my mind. The only gods that I wish to appear may be Baldur from Norse mythology, Kuaniyn from Chinese mythology (I also knew her from Sun Wukong's folktale), Ishtar from Mesopotamian mythology, Morgana and Mordred from Arthurian mythology. If Shakespear characters are included, Puck, Oberon, and Titania would be good additions to put as well.
By the way, I want to ask something that was in my mind these days. The name you chose in this fandom seems to be the same as the Irish demigod hero of the same name. Were you inspired by Smite's character or the real story behind the hero's origins?
Also, could you take a look at Chernobog's pages? Erik Killnmonger for example. He put great effort in creating ideas and creating a story worth enough to watch it.
I actually spoke my problem with Chernobog, and he gave me a bit of encouragement. What about you? Are you relaxed after wildfire incident? or you are busy dealing with several matters like restoring or rebuilting your apartment, pay for new items that were corrode or severly destroyed, or anything else?
Thankfully, nothing was damaged. We didn't end up having to evacuate, but the people across the street did, and we packed up our belongings as a precaution. The people across the street still haven't been allowed to return home, so we're still waiting to see what will happen.
A new god? Nice. I have realised that some of them; who appear in the trailer, also made their reveal; particularly, Baba Yaga and Heimdallr. The witch is also an intriguing character (I know her from the film Bartok the Magnificent and from the film John Wick). As for Heimdallr I realised why he has the summoned warriors Einhenjar in the Age of Mythology game (probably because the soldiers possess horns to boost morale to other soldiers, and because they are ready to fight. Seems a nice detail to put through.
Hey. Do you intend to continue the second part of DHvV or you want to postpone it for another time?, or you desire to not continue any further? I liked how you handled the main page's events with your narrative. Your whole narrative seems something that could be read from Smite lore.
Hey man. There is something that caught me wondering. Sometimes when I go through both fandoms, I have the urge to rewatch some of the classic films of all time, including Disney films like A Goofy Movie, Meet the Robinsons, Treasure Planet, Atlantis: Lost Empire, The Incredibles, The Pirates of the Caribbean, and Dreamworks films like The Road to El Dorado and Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas. It gives me a glimpse of action and adventure all packed up in the magic of one film's premise, even if I have seen it a second time.
I wonder if there are other people who relive the same magic on the film they had seen the first time?
Well, I certainly can't speak for everyone, but personally, yeah, I enjoy rewatching movies. I do it all the time. There was a time when I felt I could probably quote the first Pirates of the Caribbean film from start to finish because I had watched it so many times.
I recently began watching all of the Disney films in chronological order, many of which I hadn't seen in years. It's certainly an interesting experience for me going back and seeing those movies with new eyes, understanding things I didn't when I watched them as a kid.
Oddly enough, at one time I also used to watch some films with my family members before they moved away. For example, we used to watch Disney's Recess: School's Out, which was our favourite film back in our time, considering of my parents' professios as teachers and our work as students. We used to quote the entire film from start to finish, including the jokes and sad parts, and we didn't lose its touch or effect, despite the multiple times we watch it.
Other films like Atlantis: The Lost Empire had its moments; Wilhelmina Packard (the old mercenary of the team) threw punchlines and shades I didn't caught as kid but I caught known. For example these lines: (To whoever took the "L" from the Motor Pool sign… ha ha, we are all very amused; Moliere: The magma has solidified in the bowels of the volcano… effectively blocking the exit. Packard: I got the same problem with sauerkraut.) These are the punchlines I used to laugh about for days.
We also laugh at films like the One Hundred Dalmatians, Hercules, and Toy Story. Now I'm feeling nostalgic that we all went seperate ways, but we still found times to meet and speak about our interests.
One of my favorite movie moments that I didn't pick up on until later is from the classic Rankin/Bass Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer movie. I don't know if it was intentional, but it's pretty funny in a dark humor sort of way.
In the credits, where Santa is delivering the Misfit Toys to the children, he's flying over the houses and his elves give each toy a small umbrella to use as a parachute. The only exception is a toy bird, which the elves just chuck out of the sleigh, since it's a bird, right? It can fly. Except the reason it's a MISFIT Toy is because it CAN'T fly, it swims. They don't show what happens, but I thought it was hilarious when I saw that scene again a couple years ago and realized the implications.
That was a good joke. Speaking of jokes and punchlines, some of my favourites are the ones I usually watched from the series Animaniacs. This video covers most of the jokes and innuendos said on screen.
One of my favourite lines was the conversation between Yakko and the hunter (Hunter: Be gone pests, and give me the bird [he meant the turkey]; Yakko: We love too, really, but the FOX censors won't allow it. [an euphemism for giving the middle finger]). I also loved the doctor's line: (Stop playing with my bust [He meant the statue's head, though it could also give the implication of a woman's bosom], followed by Yakko's line Good night everybody.)
I heard something clever that the writers did to get jokes like that in. Apparently, when they were first making the episodes, they would put in a couple of obvious innuendos and some more subtle ones. The censors would almost immediately take out the obvious ones, but would be too distracted by those to see the subtle ones, and that's how the writers were able to sneak them into the final product.
And that's why they are iconic. Most people would get the subtle jokes and would never be irritated by them. They would never find a similar joke to put in current period. Today's humour and comedy, at least in most television series and online communities, is just the outburst of complex personalities demonstrated in the form of sarcasm and black humour. It is like hearing children hearing swear words for the first time, trade insults, and think they sound "cool" in the recent trends. There is no humour that lets you laugh and think deeply. Anyone could be offended by anything, especially if it doesn't suit their standards or agendas.
It could be my opinion and you might find it harsh, but I like to see things realistic, as they should be. To glamorize an event, situation, or a person doesn't change the fact as it was originally stated.