so this is a thing now
There’s a fucking Brazilian tour group t-shirt?
The Haunted Mansion is one of Disneyland’s most popular rides, and many fans have made stories for the ride based on what they’ve seen. Walt himself stated he didn’t want to create a distinct story because he wanted people to experience many different ones as they ride. But here is one of the fan…
Most of this is bunk. The Leota/Bride/Ghost Host Love Triangle was something that emerged in the oral tradition of the Florida cast members and was never the true intent of the Imagineers, but the fans and all the people writing Mansion media in the 2000s just went with it. There are grains of truth to the story in that all three of the original walkthrough pitches involved a wedding gone wrong, with the most famous one about Captain Gore and Priscilla essentially being a retelling of the Bluebeard story. Shades of this idea persisted long enough that voice actor Kat Cressida heard a variant of the story as a little girl from her father that worked in Imagineering, which she retold as “The Bride in the Attic”, so most likely what happened was that the basic story got “Telephone Game’d” over the years in conjunction with Cast Members coming up with their own ideas about how the House worked.
Officially, the Ghost Host and Master Gracey are not the same guy. The Ghost Host is actually that guy with the noose around his neck and the hatchet that you see in some of the paintings in the attraction.
The original attic bride, before Constance and the 90s Bride with the “I Do” ghosts, was a skeletal being meant to have been paired with the Hatbox Ghost, her heartbeat being synched with Hattie’s head swapping trick.
As for Leota, the Imagineers have never really had anything about what her deal is other then being the plot device that transitions us from invisible ghosts to visible ones. Even the Eddie Murphy movie keeps her story vague beyond having made some prophecy about how the curse can be lifted. The vidya game which gave her that weird southern belle voice made her part of some secret society fighting a nasty Lich called Atticus Thorn.
To conclude, there isn’t anything really officially concrete about the attraction’s story beyond the Ghost Host having been a suicide case, the house having a reputation for terrible weddings, and the general idea of the Mansion as a retirement home/boarding house for the supernatural.
I’m fine with Death of the Author reinterpretation of the ride and how the Mansion’s story is inconsistent between even the Disney produced tellings because that gives the Mansion as a franchise in general much more of an appealing “Ghost Story” flavor (I actually wrote an Art History paper for a “Myth and Narrative in Art” course about the Mansion’s connection to Ghost Stories and the “Mansion as inconsistently detailed Ghost Story ala Hookhand” that used that as sort of a thesis statement), but don’t pretend that there’s an absolute official story until they actually make things more “text” then subtext. Hell, even the inevitable Disney Kingdoms Mansion miniseries will follow in the other variants’s lead.
For those that miss Green Lantern TAS there’s a special surprise in today’s issue of Smallville Lantern.
Go pick it up http://www.readdcentertainment.com/Smallville-Lantern-6/digital-comic/90190
Are you kidding me? What? WHAT?!
We knew Bryan Q. Miller liked the show [link], but I had no idea he’d pull this! Bless you, Mr. Miller. I’m buying the issue as soon as I get home.
Smallville Season 11 is a digital first series (print issues are released significantly later) written by Bryan Q. Miller. This digital issue is available now via these retailers: direct from DC | Comixology | Amazon & Kindle | Barnes & Noble & Nook
Fanterns, show your support, the issue is just $0.99!
WOW! thank you Bryan Q. Miller! Aya lives on in the comics!
Reblog for the last one
it’s a game show where everyone eats the furniture in a room and tries to see which is made of chocolate
So basically you’re telling me this is the best fucking game ever created
…so, the only way to lose in this game is to win
Someday this will work for me.
'Godzilla' TV Spot Shows Full Monster; Images Hint At Other MonstersGodzilla is not just the King of Monsters; he may just be the King of highly anticipated summer movies. Unlike the 1998 adaptation by Rolan Emmerich, director Gareth Edwards (Monsters) has a vision of Godzilla that fans certainly seem to be in support of; namely, offering a big disaster movie…
"…And just as a BONUS, we have some screenshots from the Godzilla footage released, which may confirm some of the other iconic monsters from the franchisef that could show up in the reboot.”
"The word “Muto” refers to classic Godzilla lore, wherein the Mutos are mutated versions of “Kaiju”, a.k.a. giant monsters. The measurement data on those monitors in the background add further intrigue to the choice of Easter egg terminology; could the Mutos in the film have man-made origins? The creature with multiple limbs was revealed in recent footage and images, but Muto 2, the flying beast, is something we predicted could be a version of classic Godzilla foes like Rodan, Varan or Destroyah."
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