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Started by irishmoxie, May 08, 2016, 05:04:54 pm
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on May 09, 2016, 01:18:04 amTechnically, what that drawing shows is an illusion caused by a lack of depth perception, as it's clear if you look closely at the positioning of Josie's fingers that her hand isn't supposed to be touching Melody, only positioned in front of her from the camera's POV. I know, it's not as fun that way though. Or maybe you can use your imagination and suppose that Josie is reaching for a little pinch. (It doesn't actually look to me like Stan G was trying to slip one by, here.)There's a well-done fan-made Melody/Alexandra shipping comic story out there on the interwebs, "Of Dumb Dumbs and Pussycats" (mature content). I can say no more.
Quote from: BettyReggie on June 14, 2016, 05:24:30 pmI just hope Melody isn't such a dumbbell in the reboot. It's cute but she's too simple. How can she mange playing drums?
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on June 14, 2016, 06:59:53 pmQuote from: BettyReggie on June 14, 2016, 05:24:30 pmI just hope Melody isn't such a dumbbell in the reboot. It's cute but she's too simple. How can she mange playing drums?There's more to Melody than meets the eye. She's not as one-dimensional as she seems. For one thing, she's got a memory bank full of familiar quotations and aphorisms that she cut-and-pastes into entirely new expressions that sometimes have multiple levels of meaning, and other times are simply absurd (credit goes to Frank Doyle for actually devising these). Regardless of the fact that she's not just parroting back expressions that she's heard, somehow she's creatively reorganizing those "words of wisdom" in a way that somehow seems to fit the situation, which is often absurd to begin with. It does imply that somehow she's been exposed to a lot of quotations or bits of common wisdom which she's somehow absorbed, though.As far as her drumming goes, in keeping a beat the rhythm and timing involved is a lot more instinctual than rational. "Book-smart" doesn't help you there. You need to feel the beat and know where it goes, and be able to keep the timing without thinking about it consciously. The rest is physio-spacial orientation as far as where the different drums are located in relation to the position of your arms.