It's great to see that the new material has been inspiring you, Fritz.
The series has been awesome, but it's hard to use much from it in GBOT canon, since it's built on RGB/EGB canon, in which in the time frame the IDW series is in the Ghostbusters were out of business. Not to say I don't try to sneak stuff in when I can--I establish a version of the Ghostsmashers existing back in "Enlightenment"
RGB Egon could hardly fail to notice how similar the two Janines look,
And this is even after they changed IDW Janine's hair for this miniseries just to make them a little less alike.
which can only be an indication that the (original) RGB Janine is the most popular, or at least the most universally known. I wonder what they would discover if they actually could study these phenomena, as they were wishing!
I admit, I could probably just as easily have any of the others converse similarly, though it would require a greater reliance on fanon and supposition. I mean, take Venkman for instance--you could almost make a case that Dana Barrett doesn't even exist in a "pure" RGB universe, since except for some of the comics she's never even mentioned. (Sure, there's the GB2 adaptation, but it's just that--an adaptation of movie material) The Rays comparing Elaine Fuhrman and Jenny Moran? The Winstons with RGB Winston's mostly-offcamera girlfriend and IDW Winston's heartbreaking situation with Tiyah?
It's too bad movie Egon can't come to terms with his feelings yet - and with the rules about who can and can't get together, perhaps he never will! I am neither a comic book reader nor the most emotionally invested E/J shipper, but I've seen some of the frustration in the comments, and I can understand it. There comes a time when the will they/won't they just gets annoying (and I get the feeling that maybe that point came and went a long time ago for this couple
Yeah. Imagine if Sony was still putting EGB stuff out, and ten years from now Eduardo and Kylie were still officially "will they/won't they" and you could understand our frustration.
Fantastic, Fritz. Absolutely bloody marvellous.
All the way through the Get Real series I was waiting for a small scene like this. Thanks so much for giving us this lovely fic to fill in the blanks!
I can understand, with only so many pages, and the contentiousness in some quarters of the issues involved, why they didn't. But yeah, I was a bit disappointed too, and thus this story dribbled onto my keyboard.
One interesting insight I kind of kept in mind was Erik Burnham's interview, the one talked about here
Maybe it’s just the RGB versions of the characters who are fated to be together? Blonde Egon seems like his head is screwed on tighter. (I bet he never tried trephination.)
I'm not giving up on the IDW versions by any stretch...but I tried to get at why that concept could be justified a little. IDW Egon just doesn't seem to have had the "Oh holy shit I do love her" moment like RGB Egon did in "Ragnarok and Roll". I still hope he gets it, and the circumstances aren't nearly as dire.