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ManCalledTrue2011-05-09 06:53:32

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Heads-up: this will be crossposted on my Live Journal. 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.

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