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Too much going on in life to post rn; delaying posting for another week or summat.

I will, however, leave you with this. )
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Guys things were all crazy and stuff! But there is more meme'ing and some other goodies and I promise I will catch up on all my comment responses soon (LIKE I'VE BEEN MEANING TO FOR THE PAST YEAR)!

Looking back, I realized I got totally thrown off on Days 7 and 8 with the posting. I mean, these are all supposed to tie into PpG/writing a little bit!

So I'm doing a rewind on Day 7 and Day 8 to post some more fandom-relevant funnery. FOLLOW.

Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy

You guys remember the WB Studio Store? It only exists online now, but they used to be all over malls with their cartoon merch, including rad PpG swag, and sbj was all over that shit like white on rice, baby. (Thanks to that store I own an inflatable Blossom. No lie. IT IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK. Yes I know it sounds creepy, stop looking at me that way!)

Anyway, remember when PpG was hot shit? Yeah, those were the days. The WB Studio Store knew it, too. This was the fantastic window display in one of the shops.



I JUST, OMG IT MAKES ME SO HAPPY, SO SOULCRUSHINGLY HAPPY. At the same time I despair, because I was never able to witness this awesomeness in person! /WEEP.

Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad

Conversely, when PpG fandom had wound down considerably, CTN/WB decided to try and tap into an older girls' market with a new take on the girls. They launched the now-defunct ppgstyle.com website and offered a lot of merch featuring an older, “sassier” trio. And of course they got it totally wrong.



Hey, nothing says WE DON'T WATCH OR CARE ABOUT THE SHOW, WE'RE JUST TRYING TO PLUG THE CHARACTERS INTO WHAT WE THINK ARE CURRENT MARKET TRENDS TO TRY AND MAKE A DIME like slapping an overplayed “sassy” grl power!phrase onto a shirt with a character WHO WOULD NEVER SAY THAT SHIT IN THE FIRST PLACE. All the ppgstyle merch was like this, and it bugged the freaking shit out of me. For once there was Powerpuff swag that I did not want to own. And it's a shame, because the designs were actually kind of a nice take on the girls (I might be mistaken, but I think I remember reading somewhere that Lynne Naylor-Reccardi was responsible for the re-design—she worked on the actual series doing various work; you'll see her name in the credits). The problem was the merch associated with it possessed none of the charm of the characters themselves. But hey! That's marketing and the network execs for you! KEEP BEING AWESOME, DOUCHEBAGS.

Let me take an IOU on Days 9, 10, 11, and 13. I had way too much fun with this next thing to not post it today.

Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy

Okay, so remember that cracktastic poll? You guys had some fine responses and questions for me, and [livejournal.com profile] animegirl0087 said “Let's see a synopsis of your favorite PpG episode!” So here.

Warning: lots of CAPSLOCK and cussing and probably a lot of inappropriateness ahead. Hey, you've been here. You know how it is with me.

TPpGBRDAE! My favorite ep! Let's roll. )

This was a hell of a lot of fun, even if my only idea of a good joke is to stick a cuss word in there. I'm not shameless, noooo sir. Maybe I will do another one of these at some point :D If I do, any suggestions on what episodes I should do next?

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