I'm telling you this to tell you the next one.
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. The link is in my contributor page.
Remember when Cartoon Network was still the Cartoon Network? Back before this CN Real business, before the live-action movies, back when Toonami was still around? Pardon the Nostalgia Filter
, but those were the days, weren't they?
Today's subject deals with two series from different eras of the Cartoon Network: The Powerpuff Girls
and Codename: Kids Next Door
I watched Powerpuff Girls all the time when I was still in school. Hard to believe how old that show is (I have several cousins who weren't born when it was in reruns
); it started as a short on "What a Cartoon", for cripe's sake.
Codename: Kids Next Door is one that I largely missed, though I saw enough of the series that I'm familiar with it (otherwise I wouldn't be doing this sporking). The more I think about that show, the more it unnerves me. That show has one of the most disturbing premises ever, if you think about it too hard
. Also, the constant "homages" (read: this side of ripping off) get tiresome after a while.
Fairly-popular fanfiction author Brian Corvello decided to cover both series under a single umbrella, giving us "Operation: P.O.W.E.R.P.U.F.F.". It did well enough to spawn a sequel, which we'll get to in good time. We have to get through this one first.
On first blush, the two seem like they'd be a good fit for each other. The Powerpuff Girls are chronologically... I don't think it's ever established. Physically, they're no older than six. The KND would be a given for them.
But does it really work in the final analysis? Let's find out.
You know you want to read along.