Re: Stereotyped, monotyped, poorly typed.

From: Matthew b Milam <>
Date: Sat, 22 Apr 1995 22:28:30 +0059 (EDT)

On Sat, 22 Apr 1995, Andy Hill wrote:

> On Sat, 22 Apr 1995, Felix Lee wrote:
> > > up-and-comer, who may not be what he/she appears?
> >
> > ok. but how about getting rid of the "not what they appear" gimmick?
> I wasn't referring to someone in disguise or anything, just perhaps
> an up and coming Enforcer with a hidden agenda.
> > heh. since when are romantic relationships two-dimensional?
> >
> > shrug. they're hard to handle in boy-oriented action/adventure
> > stories. funny that recurring characters in cartoons are rarely
> > married. oh, they have all types of stable relationships, but they're
> > rarely involved in stable romance. I've got dozens of silly theories
> > for why this is true, and I don't even know if it _is_ true. :)
> Every time, without exception, that I've seen this attempted, the
> romance just kind of lays there, like "Phantasm". In the kind of
> fighter-pilot cameraderie that's central to T-Bone and Razor's
> relationship, there isn't room for a third entity without adversely
> affecting their situation. I don't know about anyone else, but when most
> of my high school friends got romantically entangled and married off,
> that was essentially it. Their whole outlook on life, the universe and
> everything became confined to their rec rooms and backyards. Reference
> the introduction of a romantic interest for Raphael in the TMNTA comix -
> big mistake. It breaks up the situations already in place, and drags the
> nature of the stories and the characters off-course. It may eventually
> have a place in ac/adv stuff, but I don't think its here.
> Andy
Could you explain why you Hate the Relationship of Raphel and Ninjara?

I think it adds to the story line something more than just them beating
up the bad guys all the time.

Ninjara is a female character who finds love behind Raph's hard exterior.
and that shows that the turtles are not just going around fight evil
every time. It shows that can also have real feelings.


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