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‘’We’ve been through, so many things together, and I’ve seen you grow up so much. You’re not that little goofy kid I found in the iceberg anymore.I guess what I’m trying to say is, I’m really proud of you. ’’ - Katara

This describes exactly how we felt about Aang

  • what she says: i'm fine
  • what she means: It genuinely bothers me how good an idea Danny Phantom was. The premise of a teenage ghost superhero fighting evil spirits while living in the home of his ghost hunter parents is such a truly fresh idea I’m astonished it happened at all. There were so many problems with the show and I can’t tell if they were the fault of the creators or Nickelodeon trying to keep it too close to Fairly Odd Parents instead of letting this brilliant idea breath and act as its own entity. Can you imagine how amazing this show would have been in a post Adventure Time post Avatar environment that would have allowed it to explore the narrative it was clearly interested in weaving? The potential this show had bothers me so much.

Here me out, guys. Big Time Rush may well have been a kids show but it’s iconic to the generation it was made for. Even without the show, the band’s music was great and I 100% believe that they were the precursor to other boyband successes (*cough* One Direction *cough*) because they warmed up the target audience first. All four guys were so talented in their own individual ways and I hope that whatever they’re doing now, they’re happy and killing it. They brought happiness to so many kids’ lives and to me at least, the show is still good to watch today. And it had such a great message, too. Follow your dreams no matter who you are or where you come from, work hard and do what your heart tells you is right. What I’m trying to say is, I’d give my right hand for someone to bring these boys back.

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A (Somewhat) In Depth Analysis On Why (And How) Danny Phantom Should Go Ghost Again

Part One - Three Possibilities

There are three possibilities as to what is going on with all the hype surrounding the return of Danny Phantom, and these can be simplified as the “good,” the “bad,” and the “ugly.”

The good option, which I personally believe is the least likely, is that Nickelodeon HAS greenlit a fourth season, and we just don’t know about it yet because it’s so early in production. If this is the case then we probably won’t see any news or promos until at least 2018, seeing as how the hype train really got its start around August 24, 2016, when Butch uploaded a video called “Danny Phantom 10 Years Later” and the green light would have happened not long after that. Again, this seems extremely unlikely, but if it’s true, then Butch has been doing a good job building up hype while keeping it a secret.

The bad option, which will be the main focus of this post (and also isn’t so bad), is that as much as Butch wants to bring the show back, Nickelodeon isn’t so keen on the idea, and that’s why he’s turned to the fandom to build up hype, and THEN maybe Nick will listen.

The ugly option is… Well, it’s ugly. I hate that this is even a possibility, but as I’ve stated before, the good option is the least likely, making this one a decent possibility. Maybe there are no plans to #goghostagain at all, and the hype is all just a ploy to rake in the views and attention. Maybe it’s all just one big promotion for Bunsen Is A Beast (which by the way I think is a sub-par show, but I’ll get to that later). It’s disappointing to think about, but if it is the case, then here’s what I have to say: Butch, you are better than this. If you aren’t serious about this, then don’t go around trying to get people excited for something that doesn’t exist. Please and thank you.

Part Two - Forget The Hype

I wouldn’t be surprised or upset if nothing ever came out of all this hype, but since we’ve come this far we might as well take the extra step to convince Nickelodeon this is a good idea. Of course, there’s not a whole lot the fans can do to sway the opinions of the executives, and at this rate we’re DEFINITELY not going anywhere. Most of what I’ve seen has been “I love this show so you should bring it back” with no other reasoning. It’s all based on pathos with little to no logos or ethos, and that’s what I’m hoping to make up for with this analysis. There are plenty of reasons for Danny Phantom to get a fourth season, it’s just a matter of letting them be heard through the multitude of YouTube videos saying “Look, Butch said this one thing this one time!! Season 4 confirmed!!!! I am so HYYYPE!!!1!!!!1!”

Part Three - The Passage Of Time

Like many good shows, it ended too early. Apparently the ratings were a bit too low for Nick’s liking, so they told Butch to find a way to end it. (I don’t have a very good source, so if you can find one with real numbers and add it in, that would be great.) This is a common trend. Good shows don’t get the advertising and promotion they deserve because the network wants to spend more time on their cash cows like SpongeBob and Teen Titans Go, and then the good shows get cancelled because, “Well no one was watching it, so it’s not worth keeping, right?” Then, as the years go by, more and more people find the show and say “Why was it cancelled? It’s so good!” The good news here is that if an old show comes back with a much larger and stronger fanbase, it will do really well! Unfortunately there is one problem with the way the fans will probably watch it, and that is the internet. After watching the original episodes online, that’s the way they’re probably going to expect to continue watching them. This was a HUGE problem with The Legend Of Korra! (Again, source needed) So I guess this is more of a message to the fans than the executives: Watch the show on the TV, or AT LEAST set it to record!

Another problem that The Legend Of Korra had (it’s really only a problem in the eyes of the execs) is that the audience was mostly adults and older teens. You know, the people who either 1) Where the same people who originally watched The Last Airbender and are now a bit older, 2) Were old enough to use the internet in a way that allowed them to find ATLA in the first place, or 3) Are the type of people who enjoy more in-depth, plot-driven, mature-themed shows. I think that the third option is what networks like Nick, CN, and Disney are most afraid of when it comes to choosing which shows to pick up and air. These channels are supposed to be for kids, right? Well, first of all, these networks are wrong to think that kids can’t enjoy more complex shows than SpongeBob or that the most important thing in determining a show’s worth is how much money it brings in, but I digress. Instead, I’d like to talk about how Nickelodeon SHOULDN’T worry about having a repeat of TLOK if they were to continue Danny Phantom.

Part Four - Plot And Audience

Unlike the Avatar series, which were extremely plot-driven and weren’t afraid to get a bit dark, Danny Phantom is a lot more episodic in nature. Now, if it were too episodic, then I probably wouldn’t be arguing for it to come back. I mean, I love My Life As A Teenage Robot, but there’s no real reason for it to come back other than the usual “This is one of my favorite childhood shows! Why did it have to end?” You see, Danny Phantom had a nice balance of episodic plot vs overall plot that made for a great show for kids and teens alike. If it were to come back using the original formula, it would probably do really well with the “intended” audience of preteens. Hardcore fans (the ones who have been begging for a fourth season ever since it ended) might have mixed reactions, though. It all depends on the direction the show goes.

Again, the original formula will work, but what exactly should the plot be? Should there be a time skip or not? These are all questions that I’ll talk a little bit more about later, but ultimately can not answer. The biggest question that I CAN answer, though, is should it cater more towards the new preteens audience or the older, hardcore fans? The answer is a resounding “HARDCORE FANS!!!” We KNOW there are plenty of things that were planned that didn’t make it in, and we want to see them happen in a way that satisfies our nostalgia and our (slightly) older tastes. I personally think that even though the episodic nature works from a business standpoint, this continuation should have just a little bit more of an overarching plot. Just a little bit.

Part Five - Butch’s Other Shows

I don’t want to dwell on this topic too long, but it’s important enough that it’s worth mentioning.

Fairly Odd Parents: To put it bluntly, it’s dying. We could talk about how Sparky and Chloe are terrible characters, but there’s no point because the whole show has been moved to NickToons. It’s the channel where Nickelodeon shows go to die, and as unfortunate as it is that FOP has been drawn out to the point that the original fans don’t like it anymore, soon enough it will get low enough ratings that it will finally be cancelled. Rip

TUFF Puppy: I didn’t really watch this show, but from what I’ve seen and heard, it’s not that great. I mean, it’s not horrible, but it just doesn’t have a whole lot going for it that makes it worthwhile to talk about. It ended in 2015, so whatever.

Bunsen Is A Beast: This is another show that I haven’t seen a whole lot of, and I don’t really want to. I feel that even though it has a good message of being inclusive and stuff, it doesn’t really go about it in a unique way. You know what show has a similar setup of a character from another dimension going to a human school but is actually good? Star vs the Forces of Evil. I know I’m not the intended audience for Bunsen, so I’m not really in a position to complain, but between it’s obnoxious loudness, ugly characters, and seemingly random-for-the-sake-of-random humor, it isn’t as good as it could be. Don’t get me wrong, I respect Butch for trying new character styles and whatnot, but it just isn’t working.

Basically, what I’m trying to say is that there IS room for Danny Phantom to return. FOP is dying and it wouldn’t hurt for Bunsen to die off as well. Good programing is what we should be after, not money makers.

Part Six - Questions And Suggestions

This is the part where I re-introduce the hype and fangirling. It’s not part of the main message that the show should come back, but it is important for the follow up question of how. So here are some important questions for Butch. *Takes a deep breath*

How will season 4 go? What’s the plot? Is it gonna pick up where it left off or will there be a time skip? How big of a time skip will it be? Will the intro be the same or will it be something new? What, if anything, will be retconned? What new characters will be introduced? When and how will Vlad return from space? Did Vlad meet Wheatley? Will Dark Danny make a return? Is Danielle gonna be adopted by the Fentons like you said? How are you gonna make up for the fact that the technology is so outdated? What about the Unworld and the Elsewhereness? What is the meaning of the universe??? *Incoherent screaming*

…I might have gotten a bit carried away just then.

Well, time to answer some of my own questions. I think that a decent sized time skip would be a great way to have the characters age with the show’s original audience, and it would also avoid any weirdness with the outdated technology. I’m not sure how big it should be, but 10 years does seem like a good benchmark number. If there is a time skip, this could also be a convenient excuse to brush over a lot of nothingness and say “It took Vlad [this long] to find a way to return, and now, after a long time of peace and quiet, the main antagonist is back to wreak some havoc.” Maybe the first episode of the new season could be a recap and summary of everything that happened between seasons 3 and 4, including an introduction to the new plot. There should be little to no retconning because this is a continuation, not a reboot. If something small needs to be changed to help the overall flow of the story, then so be it, but don’t go erasing the entire last episode just so Danny’s powers are still a secret or something like that. There should definitely be a new intro and theme song that are more related to the new story, even if there isn’t a time skip. The overarching plot should heavily focus on that Elsewhereness stuff mentioned in the video “Secrets of the Ghost Zone Revealed” and somehow include the conflict of ending up in the Unworld. As far as new characters go, I would much prefer to see older characters more in depth, but a few new villains couldn’t hurt. Dark Danny NEEDS to return because he’s my favorite character of all the one-off villains, he’s the only one with an entire two-part episode dedicated to him that basically ended with the promise of his return that never got the chance to happen. I only mention this guy above all the other villains because he’s my fave he is literally an alternate version of the main character. And if there is a 10 year time skip, then that would make Danny the same age as his evil counterpart and–

You know what? I could go on about this hours, but this post is already long enough as is, and I don’t want to turn it into a fanfiction. I think I’m going to leave this here for now and allow all of you to add on to it as you wish.

Part Seven - Sources???

    I’m really bad at including sources, so if any of you can find good and relevant ones for me, that’d be great. Just reblog this post and add them along with any other comments or theories you have related to the return of Danny Phantom. Let’s make this one big cluster of ideas, and hopefully we will one day see that our efforts have paid off.

Saturday Morning Cartoons

Summary: You and Castiel watch cartoons together on a Saturday morning.

Pairing: Castiel, reader

Rating: Anyone can read!

Warnings: none!

Word count: 1000+

A/N: The is purest form fluff, no cuss words, zero plot, and cartoons. Enjoy! (This is a fic from my previous blog)

It’s been far too long since you were able to enjoy a good old fashioned cartoon marathon. Thankfully, Dean gave you the duty of watching over Castiel. You pick out the biggest bowl in the cabinet, searching for Dean’s stash of sugary cereal. Just as you dump half a carton of milk into your bowl, Castiel shuffles into the kitchen, a blanket wrapped around him.

“You’re up?” you ask, pulling him into a half hug. He nods against your head sleepily and huffs.

“I’m still fairly tired,” he mumbles, rubbing his hand over his eye. “But I heard a noise, I wanted to see if you were ok.”

“I’m ok, just finally have time for Saturday morning cartoons.”

“For what?”

“Cartoons,” you say. He gives you a confused look and you smirk, pushing the bowl of cereal into his hands and going back to the cabinets. After fixing another bowl – and running through Dean’s entire supply of cereal – you head to your room, turning on the old fashioned TV and plopping down onto your bed. Cas frowns, glancing at the TV before sinking down next to you. You flip to Nickelodeon, smiling as a classic episode of Spongebob plays.

“What am I witnessing?” he asks. You hum, nudging him and pointing to the TV.

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Choice Couple {requested Shawn imagine}

A/N: okay so I actually really hate this imagine bc lots of reasons and I hated this request but I mean. Ya know. Basically it’s you are announcing your relationship at an award show idk maybe you guys will enjoy.

“Shawn, I don’t think this is a good idea.” You mumble, fumbling with the zipper of your pale gray dress.
“Darling, it’ll be fine.” He says and you hear his footsteps walk over to you. “Need help?” He asks with a laugh at you not being able to zip up your dress.
“That would be great.” You sigh as you feel his hands go to your back and zip up your dress. He lightly kisses your neck and wraps his arms around your waist.
“Y/n, we have been together for what, seven months? I think it’s time people know. Plus it’s the kid choice awards, and I’m presenting choice couple from a television show. This is the perfect opportunity. I can say something about my gorgeous girlfriend, and the TV channel said it was okay!” He says giving you another squeeze and backed up so you could turn around. He took a look at you. His eyes widened at you. You were wearing a light gray dress, just above the knee with sparkles all over it and your hair was curled in a gorgeous up do.
“My god Y/n you look beautiful. I will be the envy of all the guys there because I have such a beautiful girlfriend.” He smiles and kisses you lightly.
“Don’t we have to get going?” You sigh. He nods, getting excited. His mom was letting him drive to the award show in his “cool new car” and he was insanely excited. You both went down stairs and took some photos because his mom wanted them really badly. Shawn said the management company would probably make him post a picture from the house on his Instagram account. We then made it to the car and Shawn got insanely excited, chatting away about how excited he was to tell the world about our relationship.
“Yeah, can’t wait to see even more hate comments flood in.” You mutter.
“Oh honey don’t be like that."he smiles and puts his hand on your thigh. You put off a weak smile as you made it to the "orange carpet” and someone opened the door for you.
“Oh wow hello y/n! We weren’t aware of you coming with Shawn Mendes!” The man opening the door for you gushes. You smile a bit, knowing that most people will be somewhat surprised at you two dating.
You were an actress on a Nickelodeon television show, and Shawn Mendes was basically a spokesperson for radio Disney so it didn’t seem very likely. People knew you were friends and all, but not this close.
“Yeah… I’m excited!” You lamely say. He shrugs and helps you out and leads you around the car so that you are with Shawn.
“Ready?” He asks kissing your cheek as you loop your arm through his. You nod, putting on a smile. He starts to walk forward onto the Orange carpet, and hundreds of cameras flash.
“Shawn! Who is that y/n? Wow y/n is here with Shawn Mendes! Are you dating? How long have you been dating? Y/n, can you show us your pretty smile?” You heard countless questions being shouted at you at rapid fire speed and you started to stress out. Shawn wrapped his arm around your waist and gave you a squeeze and whispered in your ear.
“Just smile and wave. Just ignore them and smile and wave. In a minute we are gonna have to split up, but not for too long I promise.” His words felt soothing as you painted the smile back on your face. Shawn’s arm was still around your waist as he smiled at the cameras.
“Y/n, you look so gorgeous! Are you and Shawn dating?” You heard a younger female reporter yell/ask. You smile at her.
“Thank you!” You say back warmly. Shawn held on tighter to your waist as you slowly walked down the carpet smiling for photos until you made it to the big ticket Nickelodeon reporters.
“I’m just going to announce it now. I’m not gonna wait for the show.” Shawn says before he starts to walk off for interviews.
“Shawn what the- no!” You try and go after him, but your heeled shoes and crowdedness wasn’t helping. You panicked. You didn’t want to get home from the award show and have hundreds or thousands of awful hate comments. You stood in a cluster of other television actors and singers before someone tapped you on the shoulder.
“Hey y/n!” Someone you barely knew smiled at you.
“Oh hey oh my goodness it’s wonderful to see you!” You smile as you give this person you swore’s name was Sabrina.
“Well, I hope you win that choice actress in a sitcom or whatever the award is.” She smiles at you. You hear one of the Nickelodeon interviewers calling you and you politely say goodbye to Sierra or Sabrina or whoever. You made your way over to the interviewer who was talking to… Shawn.
“Hey y/n! Shawn said he wanted to tell some people something, and he needed you here!” The interviewer said with the fakest smile you had ever seen. Your face turned pale because you knew what he was going to do. He wrapped his arm around your waist and your stomach dropped.
“Yeah, I wanted my gorgeous girlfriend here to say that… Well she’s my girlfriend.” He laughed nervously, looking at the camera.
“Awe well isn’t that a sweet announcement!” The interviewer looked like he couldn’t care less. And your stomach dropped at least ten stories. Shawn said a few more things before he started interviewing someone else.
“Shawn I can’t believe you did that, I am going to get so many comm-” you were cut off by his lips colliding with yours.
“You have no idea how long I’ve been waiting to do that.” And somehow, all your worries melted away.

Okay maybe it wasn’t that bad…..

Can You Keep A Secret - Sehun (Part 9)

Originally posted by madnguyenn

A/N: Hello! Yeah it’s this fic again, after like a month…*sighs*…I’m sorry, but hm… there we go ;)

Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 /Part 4/ Part 5 / Part 6 / Part 7 / Part 8

You couldn’t sleep, your mind couldn’t think about anything else than that “I’ll meet you later”, it was already past 1AM, how late was that Sehun? Either way you trusted him, so if he said you’ll see each other later, then you will. Minutes passed as if they were hours and you started to fell panicked , as much as you trusted Sehun, those were criminals we were dealing with, it’s not like it’s a piece of cake to deal with them. Even if they were his parents. That probably only made it worse.

You freezed as you heard Sehun’s voice from beside your door, ah, he was alive, thankfully, you thought. He called for you quietly “Y/N?”, you almost fell off the couch but ran to the door “Sehunnie”, “are you okay?”, he asked, still from the other side of the door, “yes, are you okay?”, “uhum, look, we don’t have enough time, so listen to me closely”, “i’m listening”, “we are leaving”, “what? how?”, “we just have to be really fast”, “wait but what about your parents?”, “Y/N…”, he opened the door and you stared at each other for a couple of seconds, you felt your eyes tear up as you asked him , “you’re coming with me, right?”, he grabbed your wrist and said “we don’t have time for that Y/N”

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So I know there’s been a superphantom fic where the Danny Phantom cast sees Supernatural as just a show, but I don’t think there’s anything where the reverse is true?

I want a fic where Sam and Dean watch Danny Phantom.

They’ve just gotten back together on the road hunting things as they try to find John. Dean is trying to find out more about what his brother’s normal life was like and is trying to pull him out of depression now that Jess is dead and trying to keep Sam from getting too gung-ho about revenge because he just wants them to be brothers again.

So Dean’s unpacking takeout food from the local diner and Sam’s got the remote trying to find something good on and as he’s flipping through channels in some tacky hotel room, he realizes that there’s actually good reception for nickelodeon. Avatar’s on and he snorts but watches Aang thud headfirst into the rock at the end of the credits.

Dean looks over and is like what is up with you? And then Sam tells him that college students revert to kid’s shows when they’re stressed so he would be sitting in his freshman dorm’s common room with a pre-law textbook while Ben 10 and Young Justice were playing in the background.

He goes to change the channel but then Dean’s like, nah man, leave it on. And Sam looks at him sideways but Dean’s just like hey, I like anime, I can do cheesy cartoons, so they sit down and marathon whatever’s on.

And then it’s Danny Phantom and they watch it and make fun of it and crack up at the jokes and Sam laughs whenever Mr. Lancer swears using a book title and that alone makes Dean think the afternoon is worth it.

But then during a commercial break, Sam’s like… I wonder if anything out there is actually like Danny. Is supernatural but good. Or trying to be. Has the potential to be. Is still human enough that it shouldn’t be hunted down. Dean tries to brush it off by saying dude it’s just a cartoon but Sam’s like no Dean this is our life. What would you do if you met Danny Phantom?

Aaaaaand I have no clue where it would go from there (so I’d stop it there cause that’s how my oneshots work) and I don’t even know if all of those shows actually play on nickelodeon but yeah this is a thing that should happen.

OMG OMG. I’m so happy!! Recently I’ve been stressed out because the show I’m working on at Nickelodeon is ending soon and I’ve been trying desperately to find a new job. BUT, as of yesterday I’m going to be working at freaking DISNEY TV starting in a few weeks!!! I can’t say what show but I’m beyond stoked and just so happy.

Also, while this isn’t a new thing, I’m just crazy in love and Greg and Rose embody that. So it’s been a good few days <3 ALSO, hello and thank you to all the new followers!!

  • Cartoon creators: I wonder what kids these days want in a cartoon?
  • People: Decent/nice art style, cool fun (maybe even progressive) characters, quality episode-to-episode or long term stories, and maybe some good music :)
  • GF/WOY/SU/SVTFOE/WBB/ML/AT: Ok, we got you covered!
  • All other cartoons: Huh?? Did you say OVERUSED MEMES, poking fun at your generation from the POV of babyboomers, over hashed one-dimensional characters, absolute SHIT plot, toilet jokes, stock image backgrounds, and too much trying to relate to the Kiddos? OK THEN WE'LL DO OUR BEST!!!1!! 8)

Update!

I’ll be watching this closely for you guys and try to keep up to date with it. Here’s where we sit now, 290 Retweets (I refreshed 292)!

A good 60 jumps for the day, pretty good, if we keep spreading the word around, we can make the goal no problem!

Now, I know many of you aren’t buying what the official DP twitter page is saying. So here’s my proposition to you.

Let’s make the goal just to see what Nickelodeon does.

That’s one of the reasons I’m so into this. After years of pushing aside our petitions and trying to keep us quiet, their literally giving us a chance to say our peace.

This is interesting. Are they serious? Well, we won’t know unless we make the quota.

They’re testing us, so I say we test them in return.

Who’s with me?

140413 방탄소년단 (Bangtan Boys) 팬사인희 김포

Okay hey guys! So I was still really nervous even though it was my second fansign and I forgot things I wanted to say and I’m mad at myself but I still had a really great time! The hall we were in was pretty nice and even though I was number 60 out of 150 I was still in the third row of people. The order for today went Suga -> Jin -> Jimin -> RapMon -> J-Hope -> V -> Jungkook

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