The films have grown rather tiring, but I'd be curious to see what they do with a new show.
If it does turn out to be a show, I just hope it looks bright (like the 90s show) and not desaturated (like The Haunting Hour). An animated show might be especially intriguing. (While I don't care for the story at all, the animation of that Hotel Transylvania show is pretty decent, so clearly Sony can pull off an animated show.)
Hmm, I didn't think of the possibility of an animated series. I love cartoons, so that is an awesome idea. I would personally prefer a 2D kind of animation, though. A "Tales from the CryptKeeper" kinda show would be great. I loved that show as a kid.
An animated series could work, especially to adapt stories they could't do in live action like Why I'm Afraid of Bees. Also, if they gave it a cryptkeeper figure, it should be Curly but I feel they'd just use Slappy.
I would have liked to do a summary a while ago but I've suddenly been loaded with schoolwork and such. If I have a spare moment, which I doubt will be in the next couple of days, I'd love to finish up the OS summaries. However, I might be able to write something up within the next week or so.
Well done! In all truth, I probably should have handed it over to you anyway. My personal projects have just gone out of control.
Nesquik question: While I was away, I found this unpublished short story by R. L. Stine called "Dead of Nigth." It was a story only released on the website for The Nightmare Room, and when the website was taken down the story went with it. I was able to find an archive of the website, but something went wrong with the file and only half of the story is readable. I was able to download the file, find the story and completely transcribe it into a Google doc. I would like to make a blog post about it, but how does sharing a link to the transcript reflect with the Wikia's piracy rules?
Do you think you might be able to make a page for any of the following locations?
Pitts Landing (Say Cheese 1 & 2)
Greenwood Falls (Ghost Next Door)
Riverview Falls (Attack of the Mutant)
Wheeler Falls (Headless Ghost)
Pasadena (The Abominable Snowman & technically Revenge of the Body Squeezers)
Sherpia (Beware,,, the Snowman)
Goshen Falls (Chicken Chicken) Just did it.
New Goshen (Piano Lessons)
You did some good work over in the page for The Snatcher, and I've been trying to encourage people to make pages for locations. It'd be cool to see more pages like the Wolf Creek one. (I don't remember how much info there is about each location, so some of these places might not need pages.)
> i didnt add the Movie Category to Dylan Minnette
In the page history section, you're listed as adding him to the category. If you have a look at the category page for Movie Characters, you can see that all the listed articles are fictional characters that appeared in the film. The Dylan Minnette page is for the actor, not the character. Zach Cooper.
> i based grady tucker's character based on the TV episode rather than the book
The character pages aren't solely based on the TV episodes, they're more so based on the books, since the TV episodes are just adaptions and the books are the original stories. While the twist ending in the episode doesn't directly reveal that he too is a werewolf, it is loosely implied. So he'd still be identified as a werewolf.
So a while ago, Netflix said it was taking Goosebumps off stream. But now people are saying that they're keeping the series, and it'll stay on for a while to come. However, when I go on to Netflix, they only have the first season (and none of Season 1's prime time specials.) Are they only keeping Season 1? It might be just because I live in Australia, but I thought it would be good to ask the wiki since there are users from various different countries who might have a different version of Netflix (US and UK Netflix are different to the Australian version, I'm told.) I also asked this question on the Goosebumps Discord Server, but all I got was a screenshot with all 4 seasons.
I think the blurbs look substantially better without the links. It's a bit of a pain to add links to ever blurb. (I didn't actually think they were a rule - I thought it was a customary thing to not add links.)
you know... towards the end of the nineties Fox bought back the rights to the Goosebumps TV show in the hope of rebooting the series but the plans fell through... (which is why the Slappy prop has disappeared from Stefaniuk Studios) and usually shows from Netflix are taken off due to licensing issues... so maybe, just maybe... Fox is thinking of trying something new... you never know...
Thanks both of you, yeah, this is pretty weird. I have no suggestions on what's causing this, but is Goosebumps available on any other steaming services, other than Netflix? This could be bad news for fans whose only access to the series is through Netflix (such as me). Hmm.
>is Goosebumps available on any other streaming services
Not that I know of. However, the film is on Stan. There were DVD releases of all four seasons, but from memory, they might only be available in Australia. (Lucky me.) I suppose you could try getting some regular DVDs or try to find the season releases.
>For some reason, I'm doubtful, but maybe.
I'm also very doubtful. It does seem like Goosebumps is just something that wouldn't be rebooted, but it does make sense when you consider some things like the fact that Goosebumps popularity is on the rise, and the two films were a huge success. And, it's now not uncommon for new children's films to receive spin-off television adaptions, (looking at examples like Home, Captain Underpants, The Boss Baby (small vomit noise) which have all surfaced on Netflix. And also, the fact that anthology series are now on the rise, with things like Black Mirror, a new reboot of The Twilight Zone (squeeee!) and now things like Creeped Out, which is a Netflix horror anthology directed at children, very similar to Goosebumps. And, television networks would probably consider a series of Stine origin, reflecting upon the success of R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour series.
>when you consider some things like the fact that Goosebumps popularity is on the rise
From what I can tell, it seems like it's dipping. The height was 1995-1998; interest resurfaced in 2005-2009; the 2015 film and 2018 film each made a relatively short spike (albeit, the second was considerably shorter).
I agree. No one talks about Goosebumps anymore in my country. I actually don't know any other Portuguese Goosebumps fans. I know some Fear Street fans, but none of them seems to like Goosebumps as much as me.
>is Goosebumps available on any other streaming services
I am honoured you asked. I do have quite a lot of experience with writing, so this should be relatively easy. I would think I might set up something like a rewrite box so the new summaries can be reviewed? Thank you very much for the comments on my grammar...
Is there a list or a category that would organize the stolen plots, so I would be able to work through them one by one? A category of sorts might be necessary.
...however, there might be a problem with my efficiency. Currently, I have a lot of work on the go (thank you, high school) but I should be able to fit in some rewrite time.
(In all honesty, can you really blame these editors for using Troy's work? His work is pretty dang good.)
Our current list is pretty long, so we're trying to give top priority to the original series books.
I'd personally think I might summarize It Came from Beneath the Sink! and maybe My Best Friend Is Invisible in the future. If there are any you're interested in, feel free to share. It's a good way to make sure we never get people rewriting the same books.
Update on the HD covers: I finally figured out why the covers aren't uploading; it's because I didn't realize the maximum file size on the wiki is 10MB, and my images were just slightly over. (This might mean the reason a white rim kept appearing around the Series 2000 logo on Be Afraid kept turning up - maybe it was a compression thing. I'm not sure.) I'm readjusting some aspect ratios (they were way to big to begin with) so covers for Be Afraid and Return to Ghost Camp should be available in my sandbox soon.
I think you may be using the wrong version of Futura for the tagline. The version you're using doesn't look bold.
Another concern: it appears that the scan Jacobus provided us with isn't quite what was used for the final cover. When looking at other scans, the reds are more pronounced, and the blues are a bit more subtle. Scholastic may have shifted the colors, but it's still something worth accounting for.
Once again, sorry to be so nit-picky, but part of the reason I never created HD covers for this series was because I wasn't able to get them to look perfect. If I really rushed through them, I could probably do all of them in a day, but there are soooo many tiny problems. Like how the scans of the full art for Brain Juice and Earth Geeks seem so far away from the final covers (contrast/color-wise).
> it appears that the scan Jacobus provided us with isn't quite what was used for the final cover
> the reds are more pronounced, and the blues are a bit more subtle
I may be able to fix these. It could just be an adjustment in a warmth section of color, which would be relatively easy to fix. I'll see if I can play around with it. I have the same problem with the colors for Return to Ghost Camp, too.