A little behind the scenes look of the early stages of Green Lantern the Animated Series.
My eternal gratitude to everyone who helped prove the doubters wrong.
That was awesome!
I’ve never had one of my work days turned into a comic book before. Amazing!
1. GC, thank you for making Comic Book Jim better looking, and—
2. You forgot the free cookies! Until this Tumblr, what I remembered most about that day was free cookies. Free!
Oh, and I remember that testing guy telling us that “the show needs to be about Green Lantern. Kids get confused when you spend time on the other characters. You should go back and make the story WAY SIMPLER and also all about Green Lantern!”
I kept wanting to scream, “Green Lantern is not his name! It’s his job!”
Thankfully, what we showed those kids was pretty much done, so there was no way we could “go back” and “fix” anything.
So, like it or not, what they saw is what you got.
And sorry, fanterns, that I can’t make Wondercon. Vacation time with wife and kids comes first. Shockingly, even over GLTAS.
(Written on my phone in a nice hotel room to the sound of two kids snoring.)
This is some great behind the scenes but also supremely frustrating. I really really REALLY wish executives and the like would let kid like things and stop deciding and dictating what they like.
I can’t even imagine how fast some of the amazing shows from the 80s and 90s that shaped crazy kids like myself would be squashed if they tried to make them now.
EXAMINING A FAULT SCARP
These goats appear to be geologic enthusiasts. They seem to be examining, at eyeball distance, the details of a fault scarp.
Now – anytime a geologist observes a slope in nature that is in excess of about 33 degrees, he/she really has to pay attention to it. This angle is, for geological material, what is called the angle of repose: the angle of repose is the maximum slope along which loose material will remain in place without sliding down. While the angle of repose varies with the material, its degree of solidification, and how wet it might be, a geologist should become tectonically wary of any slope steeper than 30 degrees. In short, how did it become so steep as to be unstable?
Fault scarps, particularly active fault scarps, are prime suspects for being the cause of really steep surfaces. However, steep surfaces could also be caused by the failure of a mass by cracking off along a joint surface, or an immense flood, or some non-natural cause (like a bulldozer or dynamite). Come to think of it, you’d really need to examine the rock surface, like these goats are doing, to figure it out.
Gee. Note also that the angle of repose for a geologist, rather than for a rock climber, is a lot less than 33 degrees. Otherwise any old goat could do it.
This photo is floating all over the net, and I’ve not been able to locate its source. So, thank you to the unknown photographer: if anyone knows who took this photo, please let us know! We’d love to credit them!
I decided to wear my ears up today.
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↳ Jeremy "Resting Face" Renner.