- Mood: Hopeless
- Listening to: nothing...sleeping till Monday
- Reading: no more comics
- Watching: no more cartoons
- Playing: sleeping till Monday
- Eating: sleeping till Monday
- Drinking: sleeping till Monday
The reason if they do put Casey with April, it's because they are worried about possible profit loss with putting Donnie X April first since poor Donnie started out as a tiny terrapin. I don't see Donnie as simply an animal. He can't have the heart and personality of a human without being one too; he is half one and that counts.
The whole unrequited love problem for Donnie makes me very angry and he doesn't deserve that. He deserves April. You may or may not know of my fanfics with but the one where April turns into a Turtle might actually happen in the Nick series of the Turtles. An upcoming new episode boasts that both April and Karai might be mutated (probably into Turtles- here's to hoping). Donnie may still have a chance there cannon-wise.
Even though my Destruction of Turtle Trust fic started out with Casey and April married with a child, it's clear later on it's not a good marriage as Casey beats April when he's drunk. In the sequel Meptiles, I plan to change it to where after 22 years of waiting, Donnie does get April after all (in that story Casey is a cop and gets killed while Donnie's GF at the time is killed too and both April and Donnie need each other). That's a spoiler though as I'm still writing it.
Still if they put that dumb ape Casey with April (the same old from before in other versions), it's not a good enough reason to stop drawing or burn your work. Support Donnie X April as I still do if you still love it and keep on enjoying the works others do concerning it. It doesn't matter if those in power don't see what we do. Do what you love, never stop no matter what.
Though April being a Turtle is kinda a given idea, I wonder if they read our story first. I know Archie had that idea beforehand, so maybe theirs, but still... We were the ones hinting Karai could be a mutant Turtle, but dropped it. Maybe Nick likes it, who knows.
Mona Lisa was supposed to be a mutant Turtle, but they changed it in the 80's series. Maybe Nick will put in Mona Lisa later on.
I added more fun content to the 3rd chapter (where April fights with Don and Robyn helps April hide from Don and then he nearly goes nuts from it to point of suicide before the D&C wars, lots of yummy drama), just proofreading it and adding some more. It's 26+ pages so far, but since it's the last chapter before the sequel begins, I want it to be a big chapter.
I wonder how fans make their stories into movies after some license purchasing? If anyone knows, I'd sure like to know.
It's possible that Nickelodeon has read our fic and or the Archie comic and have decided to cater to fans of April as a Turtle. I know that Hasbro likes to cater to its older fans by referencing popular fan ideas or fan memes or fan favorites in its My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series, so maybe Nickelodeon is equally as catering. In any case, I'd be happy to see April and Karai mutated into turtles in the new series as well as the return of Mona Lisa and Venus.
I'll reply to your comments on chapter 3 in personal communication. Nice to hear it's chugging along nicely.
I think the only (safe on profits) way Don can be with April in the Nick series is if she's a mutant Turtle too (to avoid the species barrier issue and not gross people out). Karai would need to be one too to be with Leo except here by Nick, they are sister and brother. I don't think Nick likes the Leo X Karai pairing so they are making it impossible to be. Fans are more after Don X April anyway. Casey X April has been done enough in plenty of canons so far, Donnie deserves a chance.
Spiderman had Mary Jane in some stories and Gwen Stacy in others, so the same can be done for April for her lovers. Why not, after all? Donnie deserves to be appreciated
I hope they bring Mona Lisa in the Nick series, then Raph would have his girl too. Mikey with Irma is very strange, but it could work seeing how carnal they both are. (Irma would have to be a Turtle then too, but I don't know about a Mikey X Irma pairing.)
Will reply via email soon. Got more done on the chapter, have to tweak and add more before your review. It's coming along nicely
But you know, as a fellow Apriltello fan I feel your pain. But it's not like we didn't know Capril was eventually going to happen anyway. It's a tradition. Of course there was a little chance that Nickelodeon would be going with the same method as the 80's cartoon series by not creating such a strong bond between April and Casey. Obviously they ended up choosing to go with the original relationship thing.
I also want to point out (like many people probably have already) that TMNT isn't just about the romance. Is it really worth it to stop watching this awesome show because your favorite ship didn't work out? I've had feelings for a guy for about two years now and I'm completely friendzoned with no possible way out. Does this mean I should give up on this life and kill myself because my first real crush doesn't love me back? I don't think so either. This world has an awful lot to offer besides of romance and relationships.
It's really sad when these things happen, even if there was so much hope in the beginning... but some things are just beyond our control. I'm sorry. I hope you'll feel better soon. I really love your TMNT art, your talent is way too big to be thrown away just like that.
Yet you kept on watching it until its very ongoing episode.."wormquake"?
TF! theyre not dating.. who said they were??? Casey and April they aren't dating..! o.O
Either way aside from that, Donnie hugs April every 3 minutes...so why WOULDNT! da mutant and da girl end up together.
Just keep watching! bruh! NOTING HAS HAPPENED
.... I am an awesome fan & I put my all into my art, but like my passion for my art can burn, so can my ability to be BURNED, it is the risk I take when I draw & paint.... that is why I get upset when people steal or take my art & screw it to make it look like their own with Mary-Sue's.... It is a risk I take.
Sort of like.... Cliff Diving into the ocean naked. You are scared & vulnerable but you want to do it for the one moment when you are soaring in the air right before you hit the water... but sometimes you hit the rocks below... Right now I hit the rocks.... & I am hurt & trying to swim back up to shore. However, in time, I will climb back on that cliff again & dive.... I just need to heal first....& maybe find a new cliff.
Sorry if that sounds a little harsh, but I'm afraid your approach is only a setup for heartbreak. You can't avoid the canon, unless you want to just quit the entire fandom, so why get upset about it?
Yes, there was a time I screamed and threw things when my favorite couple didn't get together in whatever series I was into at the time. But over time I realized something: You get over it. And, if you can compartmentalize your own thinking enough to go: "Okay, this is what I wanted to happen, even though it didn't." then you can still enjoy the series.
I don't know... is there any sign? Any hope? Is hope a gun in Russian roulette?
But, anyway ... it will be obvious, right? April dated Casey in the 80's show, in the movies, in the comics ... is just a matter of time that happens on this new show too.
In fact I specifically remember April saying "Date?" after Casey asked her out, which means that they never where going out! And to further my point, she never agreed.
So don't worry, Apriltello isn't dead yet.
I wouldn't throw in the towel just yet. Casey and April were most likely flirting, but that's about it.
And we still have the rest of season 2, season 3, and Rob Paulson's word.
And yeah April was flirting with him, but we still had no real definite proof that they're an item. Attraction there? Yeah obviously. But well I throw in the towel when I see holding hands, kissing (lips), the "L" word being used and the series ending with the them still together. Depending how long this show will last, I wouldn't throw in the towel just yes. But until then we got plenty of time, unless fans drop the show and ratings go down. Or TMNT is replaced with some dumb show to make more money.
Don't give up just yet. This makes the show interesting. Like at Ross and Rachel from Friends. They were always on again and off again. They dated lot of different people. But in the end they end up together. Maybe April dates Casey for while but realizes along the way how much Donnie means too her.
I still have hope for Donnie and April too happen ^_^
There more to the show then the love triangle its also show about family and being ninja course ^^
I followed the link but it says that the video is unavailable from my location ;___;
Okay so, maybe my judgment isn’t all that great, but I’m gonna write the post anyway. So, this is my reasoning as to why my preferred ship in TMNT 2012 is Capril, and why I would prefer that Apritello not become canon.
So, let’s start out with the love triangle dynamic. We have Casey, April and Donne. They all interact differently and I want to take a look at why that is. First off, Donnie’s affections for April.
Donnie is, by all accounts, a kid. Not to say that April and Casey aren’t still kids too, but mentally, Donnie has had the least amount of time to socially develop outside his brothers, which makes him a little awkward. April is the first girl Donnie has ever laid eyes on. That in itself isn’t the problem. The problem is that he’s too socially immature to understand how to behave around women.
His attraction to April is cute at first, even charming, but as the series drags on, it becomes concerning, bordering on obsessive. This is probably because Donnie doesn’t have a lot of interaction with women of any species, let alone human.
Let me tell you, based on real life experiences, I have been Donnie. I have chased a girl around and hounded her and consistently tried to impress her and generally made myself look like a huge fool. You know what it did? It drove the girl I liked away. It made my friends think I was weird, creepy and obsessed. They told me so.
I have also been in April’s position with Donnie. I’ve had someone SO hooked on me that they wouldn’t leave me alone. They’d text me every ten seconds, tell me they adored me, get uncomfortably personal and emotional in even the most casual of situations, and even tried to buy me expensive gifts to win me over. You know what happened? I told them no, over and over, until I finally told them not to talk to me again until they could get over me. We’re no longer even friends.
Based on my personal experience, I see Apritello as a potentially emotionally abusive relationship were it to happen. It’s not that Donnie would intend to be abusive, but his behaviour would become suffocating and he would probably chase April away.
Now let’s take a look at Casey and April. Casey’s a little luckier than Donnie in the fact that, well, he and April are the same species. Aside from that, however, the way Casey conducts himself around April is a lot different that Donnie. This is probably because of the differences in their upbringing and life experiences, but it makes Casey more familiar, and he’s a lot more laid back than Donatello.
Casey is a lot looser around April. When they first meet, he playfully invades her space, but backs off when she turns away. He’s calm, and there’s no trace of the frantic need to be liked. He’s not chasing for her affections, and that allows their relationship to grow from acquaintanceship to friendship without any awkward stages.
Casey and Donnie are both protective of April but in different ways. Casey treats April like a sister in the way he strives to protect her, whereas Donnie acts like if April were to get hurt, his life would be over. Casey has a higher level of respect for April, and it seems like they have more common interests.
Altogether, I don’t think Apritello is an inherently bad ship, nor do I dislike it. I simply think that the way the characters are written, if it were to happen, it would become an abusive relationship. If Donnie were to grow up a little more, mentally and emotionally, perhaps it would be a bit more plausible and possibly healthier, but it seems like Casey and April will likely have formed a bond long before that happens."
It was screaming Capril.... & the way she responded to Casey... she likes him & I mean, REALLY likes him... It is ok... it was my bad...
I deserved this, for maybe thinking that an under-dog had a chance...& fighting for it.