This Saturday, Amethyst, Level 7: Welcome Home Storyboarded by Jen Bennett! Jabart This is the last Amethyst short.
*potatofarmgirl's works are always adorable and Welcome Home is just one of the many things worth checking from her ultimately wonderful and very alive gallery! You should check them out. (
Thank you!!!! It means a lot that Amethyst's biggest fans enjoyed her brief adventures in animation. You may not realize it, but your support and encouragement really helped! I hope it's not the last we see of her either, these characters are way past due for their chance to shine again. (Turquoise is one who needs a whole episode for just herself!)
Its crazy that the best thing on TV has episodes that are a minute long each! I only wish studios will get their heads on strait and hire you to create a full series for them! They're insane not to. There is a SEVERE lack of super-transformation sequences on TV these days.
Set the way-back machine for the mid-1980s, when DC was running a maxi-series of 12 issues called Amythyst, Princess of Gemworld. It was originally not tied to the DCU at all, until the Crisis on Infinite Earths, where it was revealed that Amy Winston aka Amethyst was not just the Princess but was in fact a Lord of Order. Hence, the ties to the DCU and how she's a superhero.
Where do I begin??? Starting from the absolute abomination of restarting Action Comics' numbering to the utter desecration performed on Supergirl and Superman's costumes to the jaw-dropping trashing of Swamp Thing's origin, and continuing on into every corner of the DCU. I've nearly gotten ill from some of the material I've read. And now I hear that DC is going to repeat the mistake they made years ago when they killed off Jason Todd, in that they're going to kill off Damian Wayne.
I still hope and pray that this turns out to be just another one of the 52 worlds and the REAL DCU is out there somewhere, just waiting for this travesty to be abolished to the same dark corner of comic-book hell where things like the Spider-Man Clone Saga and such dreck reside.
Thanks for listening, you've been a wonderful audience...
And don't forget what they did to Amethyst! Retooled her so much that only the name & hair colour were the same :/ Change can be a good thing, but a complete overhaul of something that was already quite charming is an absolute shame. When you manage to turn off eventhe most die-hard of fans (myself included), you know you screwed up. Bad.
that I know, but does that make it a DC original idea for the cartoon block? and if so why go with a video game, Shera type theme for it when thats so very disconected with anything DC usually assoates its self with, thats not a bad thing but its very confusing to me.
The easiest way to sum up the video game angle (and take the following with a grain of salt, I'm just a fan):
It's a plot device. By utilizing the video game aspect & having Amy be the game designer, she is already familiar with the world she is transported to, removing any need of introduction to places, people, things & threats - which is exactly what is required when trying to fill a story into one minute & 16 seconds.
Amethyst predates She-Ra. She was even supposed to have a toy line, thus why the regular series was greenlit back in the day after the maxi-series ended.
Seriously: she debuted in 1983. It might also answer the question of "so why did the She-Ra toys have a gem in their chests, anyway...?", but it would only be speculation. Crystal castle, alicorn - way too many coincidences, though.