teen in 2012

Making a Successful Cartoon Reboot

The key difference between making a reboot and making an original cartoon, is that when making a reboot, you have to cater to TWO audiences rather than just one. You have the older audience (the people who were fans of the source material that the reboot is based upon) and the newer audience (the people that are less familiar with the original source but are watching due to personal interest). In order to make a successful cartoon reboot, the most important thing is to RESPECT BOTH AUDIENCES AND DO NOT FAVOR ONE OVER THE OTHER. If you choose to ignore the older audience and pamper to the new one, you are likely to tamper with what made the original source a classic in the first place, and you would be disrespecting the original story’s mythos, characters, and be insulting the people who were fond of the original when growing up. And if you believe your reboot can survive by the older audience’s nostalgia alone, you’d still be making a big mistake. If you don’t add anything new to your reboot, the new audience would likely be confused, and the older audience would be bored, because your not adding anything new to the table; you would just be copying the original source and than there would be no point in rebooting the original in the first place. The reboot should share the same “soul” as that of the original cartoon. That is, the creators of the reboot need to understand what made the original a beloved classic, and transfer those elements to the reboot. However, it’s ok to take risks, and make a few changes to the story and characters so that the reboot will still have a uniqueness to it that’s separate from the original. This is why understanding the needs of both the newer and older audiences is important and this is why successful reboots are very rare. It’s hard to satisfy two audiences. But when you do it right, you will make a work of art!

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Losing Spirit (Mikey x Reader)

I saw post about Michelangelo this morning that really fueled this fire…Sorry if its bad, a mixture of an over zealous writer and an active imagination caused this :| (The zubat was correct, this is more 2012 mikey then anything, its been changed from 2016 to 2012 :)

He’d learned to just do what his brothers wanted sometimes, it would avoid him getting yelled at or smacked around by Raphael. To be frank you were sick of watching your best friend slowly lose his spirit, keeping quiet was getting hard but you knew better then to say anything. The first time you yelled at Raph to quit picking on his brother Raph just turned it around and made fun of Mikey for having you stand up for him. 
Your fists shaking as Leo was sternly telling Mikey off about something funny he’d said trying to break the tension that surrounded the brothers. Leo was saying something along the lines of ‘Shut up Mikey’ mixed with ‘Grow up will you?’
You didn’t care anymore this was absolutely the final straw you couldn’t stand by and watch him crumble. Not after all you’d been through with Mikey, not after seeing all he’d done for you. He was so much more then your best friend he truly was, not wanting to tell anyone you kept your relationship secret from his brothers. If it spared him the jokes and the cruelty from them then you’d do it for the rest of your life. 

But that’s not how it all started out….

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