Friday, June 22, 2012


It's been a while since I've done one of these, but the time was ripe. What child doesn't love pizza and ninjas (but James I was a child once and I didn't care for either of those things) If you were thinking this after my statement then you are, of course, banished from my blog, I'll even throw a smoke bomb as you leave so that you're forced to vanish like a ninja. Anyhowww, it's clear I loved the ninja turtles as a child, I loved the side scrolling arcade game, I loved the cartoon, I plastered my possessions with those metalic looking stickers from those quarter operated vending machines, and I especially loved the first movie, it still holds up to this day in my honest opinion. The second one was decent too, but don't even speak to me about the time traveling to medieval Japan one.
Being not only a product of the eighties but also a California guy Michelangelo was without a doubt my favorite turtle. Also I have a soft spot for characters that are not only humorous, but also don't take themselves too seriously.
I've always liked the idea of the turtles actually being different types of turtles. I don't exactly know why, but after studying design and storytelling I like the idea even more. Each character could have their own shapes and silhouettes making it so you wouldn't have to rely on the color of their mask or what weapons their holding to know who each character is and what their personality is like. For this reason I decided Michelangelo should be a sea turtle. Pretty much because of his mellow nature, and the tie-in to the sea, and possibly surfing. I would hang out with Mikey any day just so long as we didn't have to hang out in the sewer. You hear that Mikey? The pizzas on me!

Also, I'd have to look into it more, but I imagine Raph as a snapper turtle, and Donatello and Leonardo as a more common type of turtle (maybe a slider turtle) and maybe twins. 

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