fenton portal

The worst thing about Phantom Planet – worse than Vlad turning petty villain, or Valerie getting stiffed, or the final boss turning out to be a great big glowing meteor – The worst thing about Phantom Planet was the fact that it showed that the Fenton Portal could be turned off.

At least Vlad’s growing megalomania had been a trend foreshadowed by season 3. The Disasteroid hearkened back to Danny’s desire to be an Astronaut. And Valerie? We were used to the narrative forgetting about her. It’s all disappointing, but typical.

But the Portal? The device that turned Danny half ghost in the first place? The door through which the ghosts swarmed into Amity Park, causing Danny to take up his cause? The rip in space-time that started it all?

Eh, flip a switch. Turn it off. It isn’t permanent, after all.

It ~completely~ invalidates the entire show that came before it. All of Danny’s hard work, late nights, failing grades… all the battles he fought, injuries he accumulated, all the growth he went through–what was it for? Why struggle when they could’ve just turned it off?

Amity Park faced massive damages from ghost attacks. Ghosts nearly took over the world multiple times. People’s lives were in danger.

The narrative set it up that this was an unfortunate side effect of the portal’s creation. Logically, a rip in the dimensions doesn’t seem fixable, and once it was opened, a mess followed… a mess that Danny took one glance at and said, “Well, someone has to help,” – and then he did. That’s what made him a hero.

And you’re telling me that all of it could’ve been achieved by just… turning it off?

…Phantom Planet is the worst.

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I’ve spent the past few months attempting to figure out a framework for Ghost Physics in the Danny Phantom universe? Enjoy my crazed scribblings.

Cliff notes version: The Ghost Zone is our dimension’s 4D “atmosphere,” absorbing harmful trans-dimensional radiation. Ghosts are made of the Ghost Zone’s version of matter, called ectoplasm, a substance capable of 4D motion (video explanation of that), “toggling” how physical forces (esp. electromagnetism and gravity) interact with it, and storing huge amounts of energy. A ghost’s unique nervous system and encoded body plan (the ecto-signature) remains in the upper energy levels of the Ghost Zone at all times, remotely controlling their body. Danny can chemically change his body between ectoplasm and regular matter, and has both a normal physical brain and an ecto-signature.

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Some Danny!! These are a couple of the first things I’ve painted using an app that I got on my tablet. I actually have photoshop now, though, so I might flip-flop between using this program and that one… and traditional art.

I’ve been wanting to start putting my art online for a while now, but it seems like such a major undertaking that I have yet to do so. The only things I’ve posted to this blog so far have been event-related, but that might soon change. Most of my art isn’t fan-related, though, so I might make a new blog for non-fanart or just use deviantart or something.

Why I blame the Fenton parents for Danny turing into a half-ghost.

Like, I don’t know but it feels like most people don’t think it was the Fenton parents’ fault that Danny became a half-ghost. But, well, it kind of is…

I mean, sure, you can blame Sam because she convinced Danny to go into the portal. But tbh that portal shouldn’t have been plugged in in the first place.

I mean, isn’t it like, the first rule of electronics ”When you work on it/it does’t work it shouldn’t be plugged in”? And yeah, it didn’t work when they tested it but what if it was just faulty wiring or some wires were fried along the way? I mean, that portal could have started to heat up and start a fire for all they know! AND THEY STILL LEFT IT PLUGGED IN.

This is really, really, irresponsible on their part because as soon as they noticed it didn’t work, they should have plugged it out. They pretty much risked blowing up their house or starting a fire just because they got disappointed!

It’s also worth mentioning that if they had plugged it out it’s possible that Danny just found the ”on” button on the inside and then could have told his parents about it. And he wouldn’t have been turned into a half-ghost.

You really can’t blame Danny, Sam or Tucker for what happened. Really, what person doesn’t assume that a supposedly faulty machine is not plugged in? I sure as hell would have assumed that, since it’s common sense to plug out something that’s faulty and doesn’t work.

Long story short, it’s totally the Fenton parents’ fault that Danny is a half-ghost, and not because they made the portal, but because they totally failed to take any safety precautions. You would’ve thought they learned from the accident with Vlad, really.

I have really bad pareidolia - hearing imagined patterns in white noise. I constantly hear things that don’t exist. I sit up lots of nights, listening to these phantom sounds in my fan. 

I brought it up to my therapist yesterday, because I was hoping for some sort of ‘trick’ to ignore it and go to sleep, and you know what? Apparently, most people hear music or rhythmic, repeating phrases. Nice, gentle, calming type things. She said it’s very normal and there’s nothing to do about it, and just sit back and learn to enjoy it.

Then I informed her that I don’t hear music; I hear the screams of the damned. Shrieking, moaning, hollering, bawling… eerie screeches of agony and fear all night. The occasional voice that comes through is not… necessarily pleasant.

My therapist said - and I quote: “That’s not okay, dear.” Then she suggested that i get rid of my fan because, “you never know when you’ve accidentally opened a portal to Hell until it’s too late.” (I love my therapist, btw)

I bought a white noise machine on my way home, and now have a fan up for sale.

Anyone interested? :)

I saw this post I made a little while ago come back across my dash recently and it made me want to kick up the idea of a Farm-Boy Danny AU again, so let’s start this sucker off-

At the end of TUE, Clockwork doesn’t save Danny’s family and friends and they all die in the explosion. Now faced with the very real possibility of following his evil future self’s path, he outright refuses to live with Vlad and instead begs his Aunt Alicia to let him stay with her.

She really doesn’t have the space or experience to take care of a teenager but Danny is determined. He even counters the child service’s complaints about lack of space and amenities by offering to let Alicia use his inheritance to renovate her home, and even sells off some of his parent’s inventions to the GIW for extra money (it’s not like he’ll be around for them to use it on)

In the end through sheer stubborn force of will he gets everyone to agree and starts a new life helping Alicia to cultivate her farm, which begins to prosper much more thanks to Danny’s extra cash getting in some new livestock and veggie gardens. Unfortunately the entire time is spent with Vlad breathing down their necks looking for legal loopholes to get Danny out of Alicia’s custody and into his. He even stoops to having Skulker seek them out, raise a little hell and just make things all out difficult for them to keep the farm in one piece since if Alicia can’t keep up a good cash flow to take care of them both then Vlad can have Danny taken from her.

Part of the reason Danny’s mental condition stagnated in his original aborted timeline was because living with Vlad and having everything handed to him he had nothing to do but lock himself in his room and dwell on his thoughts and make himself more miserable.

Living on a farm Danny finds himself far more busy and finds less time to dwell on his thoughts. The times when he does think about his family and friends he has Alicia there with him, who’ll notice his funk and immediately start sharing funny stories from her and Maddie’s childhood. Danny will, in return, share funny stories about the shenanigans him and his friends would always get up to. Having Alicia understand his pain (after all, she did just lose her only sister) and help to keep him dwelling on positive memories helps him to heal just a little bit more easily.

He keeps his ghost powers a secret from Alicia, mostly because he hasn’t yet figured out her opinion on ghosts and he hasn’t seen any reason to tell her. As it is he rarely slips into ghost form any more except to go out on late night flights and occasionally kick Skulker off the premises, but he does use his powers to help him with farm work whenever he feels like it. Although some days when he’s in a particularly bad funk he’ll do it all like a regular human.

Things go fairly well (besides the occasional sabotage attempt by either Vlad or his cronies) until Danny’s ice powers start kicking in. Having no way of controlling them and no access to the Far Frozen for help besides Vlad’s portal (he’d had the Fenton portal deactivated and taken apart before leaving Amity Park, he didn’t want the ghost’s coming through and destroying everything while he was gone) Danny’s powers continue to grow out of control. Of course eventually Alicia notices that something’s up and Danny can’t play it off as an illness for very long, especially with his temperature consistently plummeting. When everything he touches starts turning to ice under his fingers he realises that he has to come clean with Alicia, or she’s going to discover his secret herself.

But even then it might not matter if he can’t get his powers under control and stop himself from slipping him into an unintentional hibernation.

Invincible

(drabble request from @festus14)

The first time Danny blew his ghost form to smithereens, Tucker was understandably terrified. The ghost fight had been progressing as normal (meaning Danny dishing out more bad puns and jokes than actual damage to his opponent) when there had been a huge blast of light and energy - and Danny had vanished. Although Tucker had canvassed the area all night, he found nothing more than spattered bits of ectoplasm and tiny flutters of black fabric.

It was just before dawn that Tucker finally came to the devastating conclusion that his friend was no more. He went home and laid on his bed, spending most of the day locked in his room staring at the ceiling, trying to decide how best to explain to the Fentons what had happened to their son.

Danny stumbled out of the portal, blinking and confused and mercifully whole, just before supper - solving Tucker’s dilemma. Both boys chalked it up to luck and decided to not think about it any more than absolutely necessary.

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Filed under “scenes I would’ve paid literal money to have seen in the show”: Danny anticipating Vlad coming through the Fenton Ghost Portal (probably by way of a tracer that had switched hands all throughout the course of the episode)

so he closes the blast doors and waits

and hey, shouldn’t Vlad have come by–CLANG

“Dr. Spectra is a highly respected motivational speaker and teen therapist.”

If you ask me, Penelope Spectra is easily one of the most terrifying and downright evil characters in the entire series. I’d even argue she’s worse than Dan. He’s definitely the most destructive, yes, but it takes a special kind of evil to intentionally get inside someone’s head and mess them up psychologically without anyone even noticing.

For that reason, I absolutely adore her.

I’ve been excited for this one, so let’s get to it.

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