The comics articles in general don't get many editors, or edits. There's so much to be done—writing, expanding, organizing, streamlining—and not enough people, time or sustained willpower to really do it.
If I may ask: When you upload a new comic image, could you also add it to associated galleries for the issues they appear in? It could help cross-reference the image, as the image page shows what articles it's embedded in. I ask because I don't know which issue File:Church lair - living room 1.jpg was taken from. I know a lot of comic issue articles are incomplete (or in some cases not created yet), but whatever can be done can help. If an issue article does not exist, there may still be a story arc article where it can be placed.
Thanks. I've been replacing some of your lower-resolution uploads with higher-resolution crops of the originals. For cropping a section of a page, I use a tool called jpegtran, which allows the cropping of JPEG images without introducing any new compression artifacts.
Thanks, I wanted to show as many rooms as possible and in different stages (ie, one pic is from when they were still scouting the place). Yeah, I forgot about the Annual, that ought to have some interesting views as well...
Excellent recent edits, by the way. Most times I think of writing articles for characters like Kleve, Montuoro or Lorqa, I get distracted and they never materialize. One of these days, I should start editing more transcripts to make this stuff easier to reference so we can improve the details of these articles, such as the transcript I prepared at Change is Constant, part 1/Transcript. (But again, I keep getting distracted and they never materialize.)
Thank you! I've been rereading the series and it makes it easier for me to remember these characters in multiple appearances and what they did. I especially figured that Kleve and Montuoro should have articles, because it's heavily implied that they're going to be involved in future storylines.
Yes, I only recently realized their appearances in The Trial of Krang were reappearances of previous characters. It had been just long enough that I'd forgotten about them...until I reread the Leatherhead arc recently.
The same thing happened to me with Yoom and Churk; first time I read through the series, I forgot that those Utroms in the Cretaceous were also the scientists Michelangelo encountered in the Leatherhead arc (and it never fails to crack me up how Churk tries to body-slam Michelangelo in the face). They must have a series bible somewhere with all these minor character names in case they need to reuse somebody.
Yes...that series bible will be called Turtlepedia if we can just manage to fill in the already-published details. Finished another transcript, by the way. Either I start the next one immediately, or put it off for months. I guess we'll find out which.
Much too naive! You'd think a king would realize that even the nicest, most accepting people would probably be a bit taken aback by a scary warrior race turning up on their doorstep and announcing that they're going to live there. :)
It seems to me that Dimension X's space-faring major planet populations are, for the most part, tightly interconnected in travel, economy, and culture. They're not just globalized—they're intergalacticized. Even if history remains known and documented, such an existence can gradually permanently change the way its inhabitants see the very notion of civilization. After all, it's not many planets with different civilizations—it's more like just one or perhaps a handful of advanced civilizations operating over large swaths of travelable Dimension X space. It may be that the current inhabitants can no longer conceive of a world as deeply fragmented as Earth, because any such history is truly ancient history, and learnt intuition might make it difficult even for learned scholars to fully appreciate the paradigm shift from cultural insularity on a small geographic level to insularity on a much larger intergalactic level. When your world has always been small, it's hard to think big. And so it follows that if your world has always been big, it's hard to think small.
Now consider that the Turtles not only appear comfortable in Dimension X, but also appear as adaptable and tolerant as most people in Dimension X. They have to be. They live on the fringes of society, and it's not in their best interest to go out of their way to alienate potential friends and allies. But many humans live with a kind of social privilege they may not even actively be aware they possess. An assumption of species, an assumption of culture, an assumption of limits. Some people can learn to transcend these limits, but this certainly becomes more difficult with age, which is why so many humans actually find it easier to reject difficult facts than completely recompile their worldview. And this appears not just to be a human issue; it appears to be no different with Neutrinos or Triceratons or Utroms. They may be aliens to one another, but they appear to perceive their surrounding universe in much the same way humans do, and seem to face the same difficulties adapting to huge paradigm shifts. (Of course, part of this is the nature of the fiction—it's easier for human audiences to imagine that sentient non-humans think the same way they do, except perhaps for cultural differences.)
And since Zenter is judging Earth based on the Turtles he knows, he may have failed to realize that Earth's social and political differences might have been at least as fragmented on just one planet as on an intergalactic level with Dimension X's space-faring societies, and he overestimated the planet's current capacity for planet-wide unity. It may not really be his fault. He's a royal and can function as a judge. But is he a scientist? Is he a sociologist? Is he a biologist? While he may have some education in these fields, he shouldn't be expected to be an expert. He can consult experts if he so chooses (and he could have consulted Honeycutt), but in this case, it seems he lacked the imagination to see why he'd need to.
Besides, he was tasked to make difficult decisions that are fair to the parties involved. And as a matter of rights, the Triceratons were wrongly taken from their homeworld, and they deserve to return to their one true homeworld. I'm sure he imagined some kind of world government would efficiently and fairly resettle returning co-natives, as he failed to imagine why they wouldn't. After all, such a resettlement operation on a planet like Neutrino or on many other Dimension X worlds would probably work just like that.
Eh, sorry for the wall-of-text essay. I type 200 words per minute, so this is perhaps easier for me than it looks, as long as I have the time and focus at a particular moment.
I realized an opportunity here: In my IDW comic transcripts, I wikilink names of characters, significant locations, recurring references, etc. And, as some of the articles do not yet exist, there are some red links. Material waiting to be filled in with articles. So far, I've transcribed:
There are more transcript stubs in place for the next several issues, but they are still currently blank. I'm not necessarily telling you to create articles for all the red links—do whatever you want. But I thought that if you were actually looking for missing IDW articles to set up, this could help.
Thanks. The page had so many grammatical/linguistic errors and redundancies that it was hard for me to even look at. Plus, some of the information on the page was inaccurate or incomplete without them in the airing order.
Why do you undo the edits I wrote about the episode Curse of Evil Eye? What I wrote there is true. If you doubt, see in the gallery if the drawings are not even cartoons of Smurfs and Alvin and the Chipmunks.