By: Yssa B.
Fandom: Green Lantern The Animated Series
Word Count: 663
Notes: I LIKE TO TAKE YOUR OTPs AND TURN THEM INTO CHILDREN. And my Razer ended up looking like Phoenix Wright u_u uhuhu…
Summary: “Papa Hal says…
Yup, I just spent thirty minutes making a photoset of these two being all over each other on episode 11. ‘Cause that’s what any sane person would do, right?
Sanity is overrated
Who needs subtext? This ship has canons.
Maybe if this gets enough notes, she’ll do a VocalTwit for us of Aya saying the Green Lantern Oath.
In Brightest Day,
In Blackest Night,
No evil shall escape my sight.
Let those who worship evil’s might
beware my power,
I may or may not have done a reading of Giancarlo’s GLTAS imaginary episode.
I regret nothing
Story Matrix - Green Lantern the Animated Series Season One!
SPOILER WARNING: IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE SHOW YET DO NOT READ THIS. CLOSE YOUR EYES AND TURN AROUND. THERE IS NOTHING TO SEE HERE.
What you’re looking at is a very early character/story arch chart that writer producer Jim Krieg typed up (spelling errors and all - tight deadlines do that to the best of us) based off many discussion we had about the series. This was done long before the first draft of episode one was even finished.
I really wanted to showcase the level of planning that went into writing GLTAS. Many people tell me how they love “marathoning” season one because it all seems to tell one long, cohesive saga. I’m willing to bet this phenomena is due to the ideas established (and later fleshed out) on this very chart.
Because this was an early work in progress, you’ll notice that some ideas changed, were moved around, or were never executed as the series progressed. Some points to note:
- Episode 4 was originally conceived to be more of a ghost story before we decided to make it about a massive pinhole.
- Originally the gang went to Mogo first, then Betrassus.
- Borrowing from the comics, Mogo was conceived to be a very spiritual place to visit. Unfortunately, we didn’t have the budget to give every one a spirit quest like we originally intended. We saved most of that business for Razer and Saint Walker.
- I had to blur out a story beat in episode 6 because it may tip off something that happens in a later episode. That’s right, there are many story beats set up in season 1 that have not paid off yet.
- I think it’s cute that Aya sheds a tear (of pride?) when Iolande became a Green Lantern, but obviously that moment was moved to a much later episode.
- We knew nothing about episode 8 except that we wanted to make it a Kilowog centric episode. Much later it was decided that Kilowog needed to meet a love interest to pay off in the Star Sapphire episode.
- We GOTTA put a scene in someday where Kilowog explains the birds and the bees to Aya.
- Originally Saint Walker was going to become a Blue Lantern in episode 10. Later, it was decided to delay that beat for the season finale, where it would be more impactful.
- Yes, DC comics fans, we had talked about putting the Omega Men in episode 11 but alas, our limited budget once again reared it’s ugly head. I think using Byth Rock and the Thanagarians as a substitute was equally as awesome if not more so.
- As we all know, Razer doesn’t really confess his feelings to the Star Sapphires as much as they reveal it to him. Even this early in production, the theme of season one was very clear to us - the best way to conquer anger is through love.
“We GOTTA put a scene in someday where Kilowog explains the birds and the bees to Aya.”
Stardust and memories
I comicked this thing while I should have been comicking a different thing. Also, it seems that I am a real sucker for drawing vibrant starry skies.
Ah yes. Emotional destruction. I love it.