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Live Chat with Rob Hoegee [Transcript]

The chatlog of the awesome writer Rob Hoegee is here! It has been formatted in the usual colors, except that everybody who was not on the TGN-Staff or wasn't Rob Hoegee has a white color.

We'll have a Q&A summary up as soon as possible!




[7:58am] rob_hoegee has joined.
[7:58pm] <Nevermore916> BBR
[7:58pm] <Timekeeper> (rejected!)
[7:58pm] <Headbanger15> I'm the Knight who says NI!
[7:58pm] <Timekeeper> O_O
[7:58pm] <homestar14> oh god
[7:58pm] <rob_hoegee> Hi everyone!
* Java6978 is now known as Tea
[7:58pm] <Nae> :0
[7:58pm] <Timekeeper> ROB IS HERE
[7:58pm] <Selofain> awesome!
[7:58pm] <The_Portal> "/newname"
[7:58pm] <homestar14> this room is about toexplode
[7:58pm] <Nae> Hi!
[7:58pm] <Timekeeper> *spaz*
[7:58pm] <ToboeLoneWolf> Welcome!
[7:58pm] <%Fledging[laptop]> Welcome!
[7:58pm] <limel> hi
* Java3341 is now known as Echo
* Selofain is now known as ShegoRaven
[7:58pm] <Eliza> Welcome
[7:58pm] <Nevermore916> welcome!
[7:58pm] <Timekeeper> Hi.
[7:58pm] <Nae> Welcome!
[7:58pm] <Evils-Fire> Hey
[7:58pm] <Echo> Hi there!
[7:58pm] <JinxFanForever> welcome!
[7:58pm] <Tea> *holds up "We LOVE YOU ROB sign*
[7:58pm] <!Butch> Hi Rob!
[7:58pm] <Timekeeper> Can I ask the first question?
[7:58pm] <!PrOg> Whoo, awesome
[7:58pm] <Eliza> hello rob
[7:58pm] <Nevermore916> so glad to have you hear!
[7:58pm] <CD> Kewl
[7:58pm] <Acastus> Hey Rob
[7:58pm] <Headbanger15> WHY MUST SERIES END?
[7:59pm] <rob_hoegee> I'm well rested today - so hopefully this will go well. thanks Tea
[7:59pm] <Java8762> hi
[7:59pm] <ToboeLoneWolf> XP
[7:59pm] <!PrOg> heh

* Forau sets mode: +o rob_hoegee

[7:59pm] <Timekeeper> ---Can I ask the first question???---
* newname is now known as Ravenx11
[7:59pm] <Headbanger15> HORRAY
[7:59pm] <ToboeLoneWolf> Oh, caught up on sleep, Rob?
[7:59pm] <!Forau> tk: no, be quiet
[7:59pm] <The_Portal> Whoa hey Rob.
[7:59pm] <homestar14> Congrats on the kid Rob :)
[7:59pm] <CD> "/Nevermore"
[7:59pm] <Timekeeper> Fine. T_T
[7:59pm] <!Forau> Butch will tell you when you can ask a question.
[7:59pm] <Tea> :D
[7:59pm] <Timekeeper> k
[7:59pm] <@rob_hoegee> Thanks! h4 she's very cute
[7:59pm] <Evils-Fire> CD: "/nick Nevermore"
[7:59pm] <The_Portal> CD: Without quotes.
[7:59pm] <Evils-Fire> Minus the quotes
[7:59pm] <Headbanger15> I love toast and Teen Titans and Robot Wars and Naruto and a bunch of random stuff
[7:59pm] <limel> lol
[8:00pm] <Nevermore916> two nevermores, i gotta change my name now...
[8:00pm] <Timekeeper> >_>
[8:00pm] <Nae> toast!
[8:00pm] <Echo> ...'kay.
[8:00pm] <moonlitshadow76> HI ROB!!
[8:00pm] <ToboeLoneWolf> O_o
[8:00pm] <@rob_hoegee> I agree. toast. yes!
* Nevermore916 is now known as LetMeFall916
[8:00pm] <Headbanger15> it's warm and crispy and a perfect place for jelly to lay! ^___^
[8:00pm] <limel> TOAST!!!
[8:00pm] <CD[1]> Whatda
[8:00pm] <Java8762> hi
[8:00pm] <Nae> Jelly!
[8:00pm] <ToboeLoneWolf> No, this is TT. Waffles.
[8:00pm] <The_Portal> I'm making...
[8:00pm] <Timekeeper> In response to headbanger: I love ATHF. And that's it. lol.
[8:00pm] <Nae> WAFFLES.
[8:00pm] <The_Portal> TOAST
[8:00pm] <CD[1]> I got kicked out
[8:00pm] <Echo> WAFFLES.
[8:00pm] <JinxFanForever> you're making me hungry.
[8:00pm] <!Butch> okay, guys...we'll begin shortly
[8:00pm] <Headbanger15> I'm full from eating toast
* CD[1] was kicked by Forau (No, doubles.)
[8:00pm] <@rob_hoegee> What about TOASTer waffles?
[8:00pm] <Timekeeper> k
[8:01pm] <Eliza> hello rob, how are you this afternoon or night?

* Forau sets mode: -o rob_hoegee

[8:01pm] <Nae> toaster waffles! xD
[8:01pm] <Echo> Poptarts. =D
[8:01pm] <limel> FRENCH tasst
[8:01pm] <LetMeFall916> i'm so excited about the chat!!! ^_____^
[8:01pm] <!Forau> Sorry, but we're not sure you're really Rob.
[8:01pm] <@rob_hoegee> Great Eliza, thanks!
[8:01pm] <limel> *toast
[8:01pm] <ToboeLoneWolf> O_o
[8:01pm] <Nae> :0
[8:01pm] <Headbanger15> Beware: Pancakes are street for crach
[8:01pm] <moonlitshadow76> Im excited...seriously? ARE YOU AN IMPOSTER?
[8:01pm] <Timekeeper> O_O
[8:01pm] <Timekeeper> Imposter Rob?
[8:01pm] <Ravenx11> *screams and jumps up and down*
[8:01pm] <LetMeFall916> nooo
[8:01pm] <Timekeeper> *pulls out Video Camera*
[8:01pm] <Headbanger15> you see? he takes pancakes
[8:01pm] <LetMeFall916> not an imposter
[8:01pm] <Timekeeper> I'm bootleggin' this!
[8:01pm] <Echo> Let's interrogate him!
[8:01pm] <moonlitshadow76> how do we know for sure?
[8:01pm] <moonlitshadow76> YA!
[8:02pm] <Ravenx11> lol
[8:02pm] <limel> where were you last night?
[8:02pm] <@rob_hoegee> Is there a secret handshake? An evil twin maybe. It's me Forau, promise. Shoot me an e-mail if you want to confirm.
[8:02pm] <moonlitshadow76> at 7am!!!
[8:02pm] <Headbanger15> It's 8 pm
[8:02pm] <moonlitshadow76> oh well
[8:02pm] <Headbanger15> on a sunday >_<
[8:02pm] <!Forau> Hey, I'm going by Butch.
[8:02pm] <homestar14> :O He doesn't know the secret handshake!
[8:02pm] <Timekeeper> Yes it is 8PM
[8:02pm] <!Forau> And Butch isn't sure.
[8:02pm] <!PrOg> I think we're good
[8:02pm] <CD[1]> Forau, I don't know what's going on
[8:02pm] <!Forau> CD: quit rejoining, you're already here
[8:02pm] <CD[1]> I'm the same person
* CD was kicked by Forau (this one out)
[8:02pm] <CD[1]> I got kicked out
[8:02pm] <CD[1]> Then rejoined
[8:02pm] <Timekeeper> *still bootleggin' this*
[8:02pm] <moonlitshadow76> lol
[8:03pm] <limel> lol
[8:03pm] <moonlitshadow76> So is it really you Rob?
[8:03pm] <CD[1]> k
[8:03pm] <!Forau> Rob: Butch needs the confirmation, I'm just here for the ride :)
[8:03pm] <LetMeFall916> omg
[8:03pm] <Nae> ....wait, there's a secret handshake?!
[8:03pm] <Timekeeper> (even if it's not him he'll say it is.)
[8:03pm] <moonlitshadow76> o...good point
[8:03pm] <Timekeeper> (so you can't just ask 'is it you?')
[8:03pm] <CD[1]> Why can't I change my name??? *is mad* I hate my computer
* Java3598 is now known as Force
[8:03pm] <Headbanger15> here's your secret handshake flavors are vanilla chocolate and strawberry
[8:03pm] <Steel_Angel> Hey Force
[8:03pm] <Acastus> Heya Force
[8:03pm] <!K> you type '
[8:03pm] <Force> Hey A
* K is now known as whateveryouwant
[8:03pm] <moonlitshadow76> well it's 5 here, which means its time to start!
[8:04pm] <The_Portal> "/nick whatever you want your name to me"
[8:04pm] <!whateveryouwant> goddamnit
[8:04pm] <Harrabots> I gotta go, you guys were fantastic
* whateveryouwant is now known as K
[8:04pm] <!K> yes
[8:04pm] <!K> that
[8:04pm] <Harrabots> ill be back some day
[8:04pm] <The_Portal> Without quotes
[8:04pm] <!K> i hate this keyboard
[8:04pm] <%Fledging[laptop]> Hi K
[8:04pm] <moonlitshadow76> see ya harra!
* CD[1] is now known as Nevermore
[8:04pm] <Nevermore> Thanks.
[8:04pm] <Headbanger15> hellos nevermore person
[8:04pm] <Nevermore> U forgot how it was done
[8:04pm] <Nevermore> I
[8:04pm] <LetMeFall916> finally he gets his name
[8:04pm] <Nevermore> I mean
[8:04pm] <Nevermore> She
[8:04pm] <Nevermore> I'm a she
[8:04pm] <Nevermore> Bleh
[8:04pm] <LetMeFall916> she
[8:04pm] <LetMeFall916> same thing
[8:04pm] <Evils-Fire> Girls on the internet?
* Java4909 is now known as Liobit
[8:04pm] <Timekeeper> ...
[8:04pm] <homestar14> :O
[8:04pm] <Eliza> mr rob, did you ever get a new eposide from anyone? i remember sending one in about 2 years ago
[8:04pm] <Nevermore> I left my brain at Mom's work
[8:04pm] <Headbanger15> the internet is for porn! OOH!
[8:04pm] <moonlitshadow76> ...Im a girl
[8:04pm] <Echo> I R SO CONFUSED
[8:04pm] <ToboeLoneWolf> ORLY
[8:04pm] <limel> so no one's sure if it's really him... wow
[8:05pm] <moonlitshadow76> this sucks
[8:05pm] <Timekeeper> *the bootleggin' continues*
[8:05pm] <moonlitshadow76> lol
[8:05pm] <Ravenx11> We'll just have to trust our instincts
[8:05pm] <Echo> ...Where'd he go?

* Butch sets mode: +o rob_hoegee

[8:05pm] <Headbanger15> he died T_t
[8:05pm] <moonlitshadow76> or until a really confused real rob comes
[8:05pm] <Ravenx11> lol
[8:05pm] <Timekeeper> Probably conversing with Forau and Butch no doubt.
[8:05pm] <Tea> i believe it's him :O
[8:05pm] <moonlitshadow76> yep
[8:05pm] <!Butch> we have a Rob!
[8:05pm] <!Forau> Bootlegging has nothing to do with impersonating people, TK. Stop making stuff up.
[8:05pm] <homestar14> Yay!
[8:05pm] <!Forau> Hooray!
[8:05pm] <moonlitshadow76> YES!
[8:05pm] <Ravenx11> brb
[8:05pm] <Echo> WILL THE REAL ROB HOEGEE PLEASE STAND UP
[8:05pm] <!Forau> Welcome Rob.
[8:05pm] <homestar14> Who's getting Robbed?
[8:05pm] <Nevermore> Yea!
[8:05pm] <LetMeFall916> YAY
[8:05pm] <@rob_hoegee> Killed the imposter! I'm here!
[8:05pm] <The_Portal> Huzzah!
[8:05pm] <Timekeeper> I'm saying I'm filming this to sell on the street.
[8:05pm] <Headbanger15> HORRAH!
[8:06pm] <!Butch> okay, guys...when an announcement needs to be made, i'll bold it like this
[8:06pm] <moonlitshadow76> WOO HOO!!!
[8:06pm] <ShegoRaven> fun!
[8:06pm] <moonlitshadow76> ok
[8:06pm] <homestar14> Gotcha
[8:06pm] <Echo> JOY!
[8:06pm] <homestar14> :P
[8:06pm] <JinxFanForever> k
[8:06pm] <Nevermore> Kay
[8:06pm] <Tea> YAY Rob!
[8:06pm] <Nevermore> :)
[8:06pm] <Headbanger15> let's do trivia or something
[8:06pm] <Timekeeper> So don't get mad, Forau.
[8:06pm] <moonlitshadow76> lik who is up for questions and stuff?
[8:06pm] <Headbanger15> Me
[8:06pm] <!Butch> during the Q & A session, we will temporarily mute the channel so that only the asker and Rob may talk, to avoid being cut off or overwhelmed

* Forau sets mode: +m

[8:06pm] <!Butch> ah, thanks :P
[8:06pm] <!Forau> Go ahead with the announcements, Butch.
[8:06pm] <!Butch> we'll give time for crowd reaction, though..so dont fall asleep
[8:06pm] <@rob_hoegee> that's good. I'm already dizzy.

* ChanServ sets mode: +h Pandora

[8:06pm] <!Butch> yea, it can go pretty fast

* ChanServ sets mode: +o UJoF

[8:07pm] <!K> Panda!
[8:07pm] <%Pandora> K!
[8:07pm] <%Pandora> I heard there was a party I should join.
[8:07pm] <!Butch> Alright, if Rob's ready, we can begin with some good ol questions
[8:07pm] <@rob_hoegee> let's go!
[8:07pm] <!Butch> Q&A go!
[8:07pm] <!Butch> Rob, How did you become a writer (and then story editor) for the animated Teen Titans series?
[8:08pm] <@rob_hoegee> That old story about it's who you know is true... <more>
[8:08pm] <@rob_hoegee> David Slack and I are old friends, and when he got the story editor gig on the show, he brought me along to write.<more>
[8:09pm] <@rob_hoegee> I guess the studio liked me enough to promote me (and amy) in season three...
[8:09pm] <@rob_hoegee> It was a gradual process though. two eps in season 1 and 2, then more from there.
[8:10pm] <@rob_hoegee> Best job I've ever had!
[8:10pm] <%Fledging[laptop]> I have a question
[8:10pm] <@rob_hoegee> ok!
* CidG|BRB is now known as CidGregor
[8:11pm] <%Fledging[laptop]> What was it that sold you on the story/characters/etc?
* Nat is now known as Nat|football
[8:13pm] <@rob_hoegee> that's a good question. The first thing I saw was the art - and that was very cool. David pitched me the show - and the characters - in the broadest terms possible. It wasn't until a few episodes in that I fully comprehended what we had here. I think that was pretty much the case for all of us. We were just making a show we hoped would be different. When the first episode was completed, it was a "Oh man, this is going to b
[8:14pm] <@rob_hoegee> more...

* K sets mode: +v CidGregor


* ChanServ sets mode: +h CidGregor

[8:14pm] <!Butch> i think the server cuts off lines that are too big...
[8:14pm] <@rob_hoegee> no that was all for that entry.
[8:14pm] <@rob_hoegee> more to say...
[8:14pm] <!K> Usually two or three sentences is about all it'll show
[8:15pm] <!Butch> yea, for me, it cut him off at "this is going to b"
[8:15pm] <@UJoF> ...be fun!" <-was that the intended finish?
[8:15pm] <@rob_hoegee> "oh man, this is going to be huge" moment.
[8:15pm] <@UJoF> ach
[8:16pm] <@rob_hoegee> we all knew that it was going to be a hit.
[8:16pm] <@rob_hoegee> The voice actors really brought the characters to life though...\
[8:16pm] <@rob_hoegee> I really believe that people wouldn't be responding to them the way they do without their talented acting!
[8:17pm] <!Butch> Yea, you guys got a great voice crew
[8:18pm] <@rob_hoegee> Doesn't hurt having andrea romano directing.
[8:18pm] <!Butch> i was surprised Tara was able to pull off such a "non-cute" voice so well
[8:18pm] <!Butch> Andrea rocks!
[8:18pm] <!Forau> You can't really go wrong with Andrea Romano.
[8:18pm] <@rob_hoegee> Tara is amazing. She can do just about anything.
[8:19pm] <%CidGregor> she really is. I love her work.
[8:20pm] <@rob_hoegee> another question?
[8:20pm] <!Butch> we have a question from Tara A. here
[8:20pm] <!Butch> (woah, my M key blew out for a second)
[8:20pm] <@rob_hoegee> Hi Tara!
[8:20pm] <!Butch> I heard that in the episode 'Mad Mod', when trying to un-hypnotize Beast Boy, Starfire says your last name in a joke. (Starfire: "How many Okaarans does it take to Hoegee a morflark?"). Is this true? Did you know that they'd use your last name in the episode? (If yes to either), how did you react to it?
[8:21pm] <!Butch> (oh, i forgot to note that we'll be cycling through prepared questions, and ones fans posted or emailed to us before we open the floor to live Qs)
[8:21pm] <@rob_hoegee> We love to do that. It's sort of an inside joke. <more>
[8:21pm] <@rob_hoegee> I think pretty much everyone that's worked on the show has either been mentioned by name or drawn in. <more>
[8:22pm] <@rob_hoegee> They never drew me in though. I'm sad.
[8:22pm] <!Butch> those artists, so full of themselves!
[8:23pm] <@rob_hoegee> No Joke. D wyatt (mumbo to you guys) is in almost every show it seems!
[8:23pm] <@rob_hoegee> what about me!!!
[8:23pm] <!PrOg> ahaha
[8:23pm] <!PrOg> poor rob
[8:23pm] <!K> Did any other staffers not get drawn in?
[8:23pm] <%Fledging[laptop]> Did you ever ask them to?
[8:24pm] <@rob_hoegee> Not really - I asked Glen (more jokingly) why he never did. Said he didn't want to "get me wrong".
[8:24pm] <@rob_hoegee> I leave the drawing descisions to the guys who can do it.
[8:24pm] <@rob_hoegee> K- other staffers you bet. to many to list.
[8:25pm] <!Butch> oh, Rob...sorry to cut in, but when you're ready for another question, just let us know. don't wanna to eat up your time
[8:25pm] <@rob_hoegee> thanks B. Next!
[8:25pm] <!Butch> "check, please"
[8:26pm] <!Butch> Since you were on the show fairly early, can you tell us about how the show's concept developed? There was alot of naysaying before the show really took off and proved everyone wrong.
[8:26pm] <@rob_hoegee> I wasn't really there for the actual development stage, but am familiar since David kept me posted. <more>
[8:27pm] <@rob_hoegee> What was so brilliant about the show was that nobody got it. at all. Only sam register. So they pretty much left us alone. <more>
[8:28pm] <@rob_hoegee> It was: we have no idea what this is or what to do with it. So we were left to create mad brillance without much interference.
[8:28pm] <@rob_hoegee> hope that answers.
[8:29pm] <!Butch> next question?
[8:30pm] <@rob_hoegee> oh... and Tramm Wigzell - he got it too.
[8:30pm] <@rob_hoegee> next!
[8:30pm] <!Butch> ok, next one's posted by TheKaiser
[8:30pm] <!Butch> TheKaiser: When Jericho pointed to his eyes in "Titans Together", was he signing "I see", or just pointing to his eyes, with no meaning behind it?
[8:31pm] <@rob_hoegee> Hmm... I'd have to look at that again to make sure I'm thinking of the same scene <more>
[8:31pm] <@rob_hoegee> Was it when bb was asking him about what his powers are?
[8:31pm] <@rob_hoegee> anyone know?
[8:31pm] <%Fledging[laptop]> Probably.
[8:32pm] <!Butch> yea, "and what do you do?"
[8:32pm] * Forau has quit IRC (Ping timeout: 180 seconds)
[8:33pm] <@rob_hoegee> In that case, then I think it was a simple visual joke. Essentially he was saying "I see" but not sure if it was literal sign language. <more>
[8:33pm] <@rob_hoegee> Give me a second and I'll see what I wrote in the script... (I have the technology!)
[8:35pm] <@rob_hoegee> My script says: Everyone turns to silent Jericho. He smiles meekly and points to his eye. Beast Boy is flustered:"
[8:36pm] <@rob_hoegee> no meaning other than to say heres where my power is. not very encouraging at the moment
[8:36pm] <@rob_hoegee> next question?
[8:36pm] <!Butch> we're gonna shake things up a bit right now
[8:36pm] <!Butch> so....attention y'alls
[8:37pm] <!Butch> the first person to double click my name and PM me with their live question
[8:37pm] <!Butch> gets to ask Rob right up front
[8:37pm] <!Butch> that was fast
[8:37pm] <!Butch> ok, call is closed! :P

[8:37pm] * Butch sets mode: +v Timekeeper

[8:37pm] <+Timekeeper> So I won?
[8:37pm] <+Timekeeper> Cool.
[8:37pm] <!Butch> TimeKeeper's up
[8:38pm] <Timekeeper> K, here's my question
[8:38pm] <@rob_hoegee> Hey TK
[8:38pm] <+Timekeeper> Hi
[8:38pm] <+Timekeeper> Thanks btw.
[8:38pm] <+Timekeeper> Okay, were you ever talked to about a sixth season? And if so, any details at all? Please?
[8:38pm] <@rob_hoegee> I'm sure this is one question that everyone is itching to ask...
[8:38pm] <+Timekeeper> Naturally.
[8:38pm] <@rob_hoegee> I'll try to give you the short and easy to read version...
[8:39pm] <+Timekeeper> K.
[8:39pm] <+Timekeeper> *BTW, I resonded so quickly, Butch, due to the magic of Copy/Paste*
[8:39pm] <@rob_hoegee> At the beginning of season five, we were told that it would be the last batch of episodes ordered. <more>
[8:40pm] <@rob_hoegee> In fact, we were slated to do 20 rather than the usual 13. <more>
[8:40pm] <@rob_hoegee> Amy and I (along with David and Glen) mapped out a pretty ambitious season arc - with 20 eps, you have that luxury... <more>
[8:41pm] <@rob_hoegee> After we planned everything out, it was, "Oh, by the way, now we're only doing 13" <more>

[8:41pm] * ChanServ sets mode: +oa Forau Forau

[8:41pm] <@rob_hoegee> So we had to make some serious modifications to end up where we did. <more>
[8:41pm] <!Forau> And I return!
[8:41pm] <@rob_hoegee> So we had to make some serious modifications to end up where we did. <more>
[8:41pm] <!Butch> ...that is utterly lame
[8:41pm] <%CidGregor> 'tis.
[8:41pm] <+Timekeeper> I agree.
[8:41pm] <@rob_hoegee> We also knew that season five would be the last one. This was from the very beginning. <more>
[8:42pm] <@rob_hoegee> Also the reason we ended with "Things Change" (more)
[8:42pm] <@rob_hoegee> Now... here's the part you want to hear about...
[8:42pm] <+Timekeeper> k
[8:42pm] <+Timekeeper> *leans forward*
[8:43pm] <@rob_hoegee> We had almost completed the writing phase - I think I may even have been done - it was just amy finishing up TC...
[8:44pm] <@rob_hoegee> Sam Register at CN proposed the idea of doing a "rebranding" of the series. This was only development... <more>
[8:45pm] <@rob_hoegee> By that time, I had already moved on to develop legion of super heroes (remember - we were told there would be no more)... I needed a new job! <more)
[8:46pm] <@rob_hoegee> David had gone to law and order, so the development of a possible new show went to the very capable hands of Amy Wolfram. (more)
[8:46pm] <@rob_hoegee> Along with Glen, and with Sam's input, they did a proposal that was sent to the brass in Atlanta. Ultimately they declined. <more>
[8:47pm] <+Timekeeper> k
[8:47pm] <@rob_hoegee> So in many ways, and as hard as it is to imagine, the show was never technacaly "cancelled". There was an 11th hour possible reprieve, but it never came to pass. <more>
[8:48pm] <@rob_hoegee> Had a season 6 been a serious possibility, we wouldn't have ended season 5 the way we did. <more>
[8:49pm] <@rob_hoegee> As for what a "new show" would have been, my understanding is they were planning to expand the team with all the new characters.
[8:50pm] <@rob_hoegee> so there you have it.
[8:50pm] <+Timekeeper> What about the 7 cut episodes...can you tell us about that?
[8:51pm] <@rob_hoegee> At that stage we weren't to the level of detal that would have given us specific episodes, but as I recall, we had planned to bring Slade into the storyline.
[8:52pm] <@rob_hoegee> more q?
[8:52pm] <!Butch> ok, that's it for TK

* Butch sets mode: -v Timekeeper

[8:53pm] <!Butch> our next question...How was writing for Teen Titans different from your other animation writing experience, including your new show "Legion of Super Heroes"? What were your main influences while writing for Teen Titans?
[8:53pm] <@rob_hoegee> It was much more free. Given the nature of the show, we were able to really push the limits. <more>
[8:55pm] <@rob_hoegee> Thanks to Glen, the visual style and storytelling mantra created an atmosphere where everyone involved was inspired.
[8:56pm] <@rob_hoegee> As far as influences, may sound strange but it was the characters themselves. a
[8:56pm] <@rob_hoegee> <more>
[8:57pm] <@rob_hoegee> They were - and still are - very real to me. When I'm typing at my computer, they really speak to me.
[8:57pm] <@rob_hoegee> Also, all of you had a part to play too...
[8:57pm] <@rob_hoegee> We very often would do things just because "the fans will love it"
[8:58pm] <@rob_hoegee> q?
[8:58pm] <!Butch> oh, Rob...if it's okay, we're going to un-mute the room so people can give their reactions
[8:58pm] <!Forau> Are there any of those fanservice moments that you enjoyed doing more than other scene?
[8:58pm] <!Butch> i should've done that for the Season 6 zinger, actually
[8:59pm] <!Butch> ...right after F's question, i suppose :P
[9:00pm] <@rob_hoegee> loved seeing batmans shadow. that was in haunted, right?
[9:00pm] <!K> in the batcave? yeah
[9:00pm] <@rob_hoegee> oh, and nightwing!
[9:00pm] <!Butch> that was sweet
[9:00pm] <@rob_hoegee> I'd love to do a Nightwing show...
[9:01pm] <@rob_hoegee> sorry, that was all.
[9:01pm] <%Fledging[laptop]> I appreciated seeing Arella--even if only as a vision.
[9:01pm] <!Butch> ok, guys
[9:01pm] <!Butch> gonna open the floodgates
[9:01pm] <!Butch> 3, 2
[9:01pm] <!Butch> 1
[9:01pm] <@rob_hoegee> me too F.

* Butch sets mode: -m

[9:01pm] <Nae> This is so awesome!
[9:01pm] <homestar14> The room is about to explode :P
* Java4387 is now known as tigerchic121
[9:01pm] <ToboeLoneWolf> *blinkblinkblink* ...Well. Season 6. It's like attaining enlightenment or something. XDDDD
* Java7547 is now known as moonlitshadow76
[9:01pm] <tigerchic121> WOW, that would have been an AWESOME SHOW. GAH! That's exactly what I wanted the season to be!
* Java6217 is now known as Scotty9359
[9:01pm] <Nevermore> Sucks, about Season 6
[9:01pm] <moonlitshadow76> SLADE RULES!!!!
[9:01pm] <Tea> I am sad there is no season6 :(
[9:02pm] <Scotty9359> wow. 20 eps ._.
[9:02pm] <Nae> SLADE WINS.
* Java2139 is now known as DoubleStar
[9:02pm] <homestar14> All I can really say is thanks for the season 6 answer Rob
[9:02pm] <!K> I think it's safe to say I'm the only one here who didn't want more Slade
[9:02pm] <moonlitshadow76> wish there was a season six...
[9:02pm] <tigerchic121> 20 EPISODES
[9:02pm] <Eliza> hello mr hoegee can i talk to you
[9:02pm] <Nae> Much thanks Rob!
[9:02pm] <homestar14> we were all dying to hear that, i think
[9:02pm] <ShegoRaven> Slade in season 5?
[9:02pm] <!Butch> yea, 20 eps. craaaaazy
[9:02pm] <ShegoRaven> win
[9:02pm] <tigerchic121> I would have LOVED to see that
[9:02pm] <Nevermore> I would have liked to see that too
[9:02pm] <Tea> I knew Slade would come back after TC
[9:02pm] <Nae> 20 epps! dang.
[9:02pm] <moonlitshadow76> well at least we know that it wasn't canceled
[9:02pm] <homestar14> 20 eps would have been great--sad to hear how that turned out
[9:02pm] <Liobit> That 20 episodes thing? Um, that left me speachless.
[9:02pm] <%CidGregor> That would've been an impressive season.
[9:02pm] <moonlitshadow76> 20 epppies would have been great
[9:02pm] <Nevermore> I wish they wouldn't have cancelled it.
[9:02pm] <ToboeLoneWolf> Man, but that means the cliffhanger of TC coulda been continued...
[9:02pm] <tigerchic121> Very impressive
[9:02pm] <Nevermore> Sooooo sad
[9:02pm] <tigerchic121> it would have been great
[9:02pm] <Nevermore> I will never get over it.
[9:02pm] <Nae> would've ruled.
[9:02pm] <JavaUser> At least trouble in tokyo seemed to close things up
[9:02pm] <JinxFanForever> *nods in agreement*
[9:02pm] <Nevermore> Yes.
[9:03pm] <Eliza> mr hoegeee my i please ask you a question please
[9:03pm] <DoubleStar> That explains the Slade robot.
[9:03pm] <!Butch> ok, guys....
[9:03pm] <Liobit> I'm stunned. Slade comming back would have been beyond awesome.
[9:03pm] <ToboeLoneWolf> Closed some things up.
[9:03pm] <ToboeLoneWolf> Not all.
[9:03pm] <Ravenx11> *ow dizziness* I think we are typing faster than kid flash can run
[9:03pm] <Ravenx11> gah
[9:03pm] <!Butch> in about 10 sec, i'll mute the chat again
[9:03pm] <ShegoRaven> would explain so much
[9:03pm] <@rob_hoegee> I can tell you the slade scene if you want...
[9:03pm] <homestar14> hehe
[9:03pm] <ShegoRaven> yes!
[9:03pm] <tigerchic121> thanks for the info rob
[9:03pm] <Nevermore> YES!!!
[9:03pm] <ToboeLoneWolf> O_O
[9:03pm] <Nae> :0
[9:03pm] <tigerchic121> YES!
[9:03pm] <Nevermore> Please
[9:03pm] <%CidGregor> indeed
[9:03pm] <homestar14> That would be nice, Rob
[9:03pm] <tigerchic121> thank you
[9:03pm] <tigerchic121> so much
[9:03pm] <moonlitshadow76> THANKS ROB
[9:03pm] <!Butch> should i mute the chat so Rob can answer the Slade scene?
[9:03pm] <moonlitshadow76> wow caps
[9:03pm] <limel> THANKS
[9:03pm] <moonlitshadow76> ya
[9:03pm] <tigerchic121> *bows*
[9:03pm] <homestar14> Yes
[9:03pm] <homestar14> lol
[9:03pm] <%CidGregor> sure
[9:03pm] <Nevermore> THANks! Yes.

* Butch sets mode: +m

* !Butch turns a spotlight on Rob
[9:04pm] <@rob_hoegee> Okay... here's what I wanted to do: and keep in mind that this may very well never have happened, but at least it's what I wanted to do...
[9:04pm] <@rob_hoegee> The BOE is not doing well in their efforts to stop the titans...
[9:05pm] <@rob_hoegee> making a mockery of evil...
[9:05pm] <@rob_hoegee> A shadow enters their hq...
[9:05pm] <@rob_hoegee> Mallah looks up, Rouge is shocked, Immortus flinches...
[9:06pm] <@rob_hoegee> Just as SLADE knocks over the brain...
[9:06pm] <@rob_hoegee> His canister hits the floor and shatters...
[9:06pm] <@rob_hoegee> Mallah scoops up the pulsating brain (just like the comic book cover).
[9:07pm] <@rob_hoegee> Slade calls them fools. "Let me show you how it's done". And from that point on, they're working for HIM!
[9:07pm] <!Butch> my jaw just hit the floor, sorry
[9:07pm] <%CidGregor> Holy crap. That is beyond awesome.
[9:07pm] <@rob_hoegee> cool, huh.
[9:07pm] <!Butch> gonna open floodgates
[9:07pm] <!Butch> 3, 2, 1

* Butch sets mode: -m

[9:07pm] <tigerchic121> ...OMG! That would have been sooooo awesome!!!!!
[9:07pm] <ToboeLoneWolf> Whoa. Slade. Man of EVIL. ...>D Ehehehehe.
[9:07pm] <Tea> o_o!!!
[9:07pm] <Liobit> I"m stunned.
[9:07pm] <ShegoRaven> Slade owning the BOE?
[9:07pm] <homestar14> Awesome
[9:07pm] <tigerchic121> 'making a mockery of evil' = genius All of it equals GENIUS!
[9:07pm] <Eliza> rob can i ask you a question ROB?
[9:07pm] <moonlitshadow76> AAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!
[9:07pm] <limel> that would have been awesome
[9:07pm] <Nevermore> I seriously laughed out loud when you said Slade knocks over brain
[9:07pm] <Nae> THAT WINS!
[9:07pm] <%CidGregor> Holy crap beyond awesome.
[9:07pm] <RavenStar> I forget if someone's answered this already somewhere else, but if you can tell us, can we expect to see Matter-Eater Lad in Legion any time soon?
[9:07pm] <homestar14> I would have loved to have seen that
[9:07pm] <tigerchic121> The whole comic book referenve would have gone over huge with tons of fans. WHY COULDN'T WE HAVE THAT
[9:07pm] <moonlitshadow76> THAT WOULD HAVE ROCKED!
[9:07pm] <Nevermore> Hee hee
[9:07pm] <Evils-Fire> That would have been so COOL...
[9:07pm] <Tea> They killed the Brain! HURRAY!!!
[9:07pm] <Liobit> You SO should have done that.
[9:07pm] <Nevermore> WIN!
[9:07pm] <Acastus> Rob, if only we had the money to put you guys back on the job...
[9:07pm] <JavaUser> that would have been cool.....EVEN BETTER THEN THE TRIGON INCIDENT
[9:07pm] <ShegoRaven> Brilliant!
[9:08pm] <tigerchic121> SO COOL
[9:08pm] <Nae> WE LOVE YOU!
[9:08pm] <DoubleStar> Geez. That'd be one crazy season.
[9:08pm] <moonlitshadow76> AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[9:08pm] <ShegoRaven> oh what could have been...
[9:08pm] <tigerchic121> Beautiful imagery
[9:08pm] <DoubleStar> Awesome
[9:08pm] <ToboeLoneWolf> Sheer awesomeness, yes.
[9:08pm] <JavaUser> why did the show have to end at season six:
[9:08pm] <Nevermore> I wish I could be omniptent *cries*
[9:08pm] <homestar14> I actually was picturing that in my head...awesome
[9:08pm] <!Butch> muting....
[9:08pm] <tigerchic121> that would have shut up a ton of haters

* Butch sets mode: +m

[9:08pm] <!Butch> whew...
[9:08pm] <!Butch> that's pretty sweet
[9:09pm] <!Butch> anything to add, Rob? or should we move on
[9:09pm] <@rob_hoegee> lets move on. would have been a cool episode!
[9:09pm] <%CidGregor> very
[9:09pm] <!Butch> ok, this next one's from Magical Cat on the forums
[9:09pm] <!Butch> MagicalCat: Is anything going to be done with Kitten and Fang, or did you ever think of doing more with them? They were my favorite pair, admittedly, and they were only together in two episodes, only one of which they spoke in.
[9:10pm] <@rob_hoegee> Like a spin-off series? That would be cool!
[9:10pm] <@rob_hoegee> Otherwise, probably not...
[9:10pm] <@rob_hoegee> q?
[9:10pm] <!Butch> i smell a sitcom
[9:11pm] <!Butch> oh, here's a good one
[9:11pm] <!Butch> Rob, Do you have any advice for anyone who's interested in writing for the animation industry as a career?
[9:12pm] <%CidGregor> I'd like that a lot, myself.
[9:12pm] <@rob_hoegee> My advice is this: don't quit your day job until you're established enough (more)
[9:13pm] <@rob_hoegee> I know so many people who get their big break with an assgnment, say "cool! now I'm a writer!", quit their job (more)
[9:13pm] <@rob_hoegee> and then not get another assignment for a year <more)
[9:13pm] <@rob_hoegee> It'
[9:14pm] <@rob_hoegee> It's the coolest job in the world, but unfortunately it doesn't pay that much compared to prime-time. <more>
[9:14pm] <@rob_hoegee> You have to get a lot of work to really make a living at it. <more>
[9:15pm] <@rob_hoegee> That's my advice. Do you have any specific questions about writing for animation?
[9:15pm] <!Butch> Cid, you're probably in a better position to ask
[9:15pm] <!Butch> i'm just an art monkey :P
[9:15pm] <%CidGregor> Haha, thanks....
[9:16pm] <@rob_hoegee> breaking in is very hard though.
[9:16pm] <@rob_hoegee> but not impossible!
[9:16pm] <!Butch> Cid? cat got your tongue? D:
[9:17pm] <%CidGregor> Well, Um....Is it a good idea to have, like, a broad range of writings in your 'portfolio,' so to speak? For example, samples from both kid-friendly thing and more "Family Guy"-esque styles?
[9:17pm] <%CidGregor> things*
[9:17pm] <%CidGregor> I know I like to write at both ends of that spectrum
[9:18pm] <@rob_hoegee> It depends. When I look for writers, the most important thing is to find someone who I can communicate well with <more>
[9:18pm] <@rob_hoegee> the writing samples are secondary <more>
[9:19pm] <@rob_hoegee> When I do read samples, what I look for most is someone who can really write great characters. Someone who is funny. Simply, a good writer. <more>

* Forau sets mode: +v Fledging[laptop]


* Forau sets mode: +h Fledging[laptop]

[9:20pm] <@rob_hoegee> The unfortunate aspect of writing for a show like teen titans or Legion is that we only get 13 episodes at a time. <more>
[9:20pm] <@rob_hoegee> That leaves very little room for assignments. I have "go to" writers that I've worked with and trust - folks who will make my life easy (more)
[9:21pm] <@rob_hoegee> on occasion I'll try out someone "new", but that a person who is new to me - not to writing animation. <more>
[9:22pm] <@rob_hoegee> And I depend more on reputation and recs. from other story editors I trust than samples. <more>
[9:23pm] <@rob_hoegee> But... everyone needs a few samples when they're getting started. I'd say do a spec on a show you really know well and then have something original. The spec is going to show me you know how to work in the medium, an original helps me to see your own voice - and that's the most important part.
[9:24pm] <@rob_hoegee> does that answer?
[9:24pm] <%CidGregor> Sounds like as good a reason as any to write fanfic!
[9:24pm] <%CidGregor> ;P
[9:24pm] <!Butch> *laughs*
[9:24pm] <%CidGregor> But yes, thank you.
[9:25pm] <!Butch> next Q?
[9:25pm] <@rob_hoegee> yes please
[9:25pm] <!Butch> from Eve on the forums: In your opinion, is it still possible for the Titans to continue another season or DTV movie?
[9:26pm] <@rob_hoegee> Anything is possible, but right now another tv series seems unlikely. DTV however looks much more promising. If TT:TIT sells lots of copies, it will make the case even stronger. (more)
[9:28pm] <@rob_hoegee> Warner Bros. Animation is in business to produce shows. If warner home video says we want more teen titans, and cartoon network says they'll chip in for the broadcast rights, it will happen.
[9:28pm] <@rob_hoegee> shows and movies h
[9:28pm] <@rob_hoegee> Shows and movies I should clarify.
[9:29pm] <@rob_hoegee> Right now, around 50% of WBA's production is in DTV. Starting to be their bread and butter. so teen titans could fit well within that business plan.
[9:29pm] <@rob_hoegee> q?
[9:29pm] <!Butch> next question....How do you guys tackle writing an episode script, from start to finish? Do you collaborate and bounce ideas off David, Amy, or Glen often?
[9:30pm] <@rob_hoegee> good question. It's very colaborative...
[9:30pm] <!Butch> (after this, i'm going to open the floor for 1 more live Q again)
[9:30pm] <@rob_hoegee> We would meet once a week and kick around ideas. It would be like "what about an episode where beast boy has to get a job, and it's at a place that only serves meat?"
[9:31pm] <@rob_hoegee> And glen would add, "and what if it had talking space tofu?"
[9:31pm] <!Butch> haha
[9:31pm] <@rob_hoegee> I'd be cool! I'll do that one... and Amy would be: good. You can have it!
[9:32pm] <@rob_hoegee> So then I would go to my computer and write a premse about beast boy getting a job and saving the world from talking space tofu...
[9:32pm] <@rob_hoegee> Then once the premise is approved by the network (with a note that says :"what were you smoking, rob?"
[9:32pm] <@rob_hoegee> We get together for a story break meeting...
[9:32pm] <@rob_hoegee> here we figure out the episode beat for beat...
[9:33pm] <@rob_hoegee> and when I say we, I mean me, amy, david and glen. If we're bringing in an outside writer, he or she will be in that meeting too...
[9:34pm] <@rob_hoegee> after the story break, the writer (in this case me) goes off to write a 10-14 page outline about beast boy getting a job and saving the world from talking space tofu.
[9:34pm] <@rob_hoegee> the outline is broken into acts just like a script, we have scene headings to show where the locations are, but it's in prose form.
[9:35pm] <@rob_hoegee> after that I'll get notes from the network and glen, amy and david will chime in with suggestions, and then I'll go and write a script...
[9:36pm] <@rob_hoegee> Most cases, we only do two drafts - sometimes two drafts and a polish. The episode is then recorded a few days later...
[9:36pm] <@rob_hoegee> so it's very collaborative in the early stages, but after a certain point, it's still a writer, alone, telling a story about beast boy saving the world from talking space tofu.
[9:37pm] <@rob_hoegee> This dynamic changes if I'm using an outside writer...
[9:37pm] <@rob_hoegee> When I use another writer, all the work flows through me first. Before an outline or script is turned in, I'll make changes.
[9:38pm] <@rob_hoegee> Sometimes these are big, sometimes not.
[9:38pm] <!Forau> Sonds like a lot (fun) work. Quick backpedal if you don't mind: on getting network approval, what was (in your opinion) the greatest idea you guys had that didn't make it?
[9:38pm] <!Butch> i was about to ask that...lemme get my foil hat
[9:39pm] <@rob_hoegee> hmmm. I'll need to think about that for a sec...
[9:39pm] <@rob_hoegee> Actually, CN was always pretty game. We had more trouble with DC - and only in the realm of getting permission to use characters.
[9:40pm] <@rob_hoegee> I cant really think of the network saying no to us. we edit ourselves pretty well so that doesn't happen

* Forau sets mode: +h Fledging[laptop]

[9:40pm] <!Butch> lovely redtape
[9:40pm] <@rob_hoegee> q?
[9:40pm] <!Forau> Redtape makes the world grind to halt (
[9:40pm] <!Forau> But thanks for answering!
[9:41pm] <!Butch> hm...this is an odd next question, but i think it warrants asking
[9:41pm] <!Butch> from Pameline: Who is responsible for cancelling Teen Titans...Cartoon Network or Warner Brothers?
[9:41pm] <!Butch> actually
[9:42pm] <!Butch> sorry, Rob
[9:42pm] <!Butch> i forgot i promised to let people call a spot for a live Q right now
[9:42pm] <@rob_hoegee> no problem
[9:42pm] <!Butch> once more....the first person to doubleclick on my name and type their Q gets to ask Rob upfront
[9:42pm] <@rob_hoegee> but re: pameline - it was cartoon network who chose not to renew.
[9:42pm] <!Butch> jeez! D:
[9:42pm] <!Butch> okay, call closed
[9:43pm] <!Butch> call closed guys, i'm being bombarded D:

* Butch sets mode: +v limel

[9:43pm] <!Butch> Limel's up
[9:43pm] <+limel> What's your favorite part of the job?
[9:44pm] <@rob_hoegee> I really enjoy the recording sessions - it's awesome to see your words read by talented actors...
[9:45pm] <@rob_hoegee> but I think my favorite part is seeing a finished episode and knowing that in many ways, it all started inside my brain.
[9:45pm] <@rob_hoegee> q?
[9:45pm] <+limel> Also what is your favorite ep?
[9:46pm] <+limel> Favorite Season?
[9:46pm] <@rob_hoegee> Well, there is that one about beast boy saving the world from talking space tofu, but my favorite that I've written was "Lightspeed"
[9:46pm] <+limel> lol space tofu
[9:46pm] <@rob_hoegee> Favorite season probably 4. I thought the trigon arc was unbeatably cool.
[9:47pm] <@rob_hoegee> that said...
[9:47pm] <+limel> Fav ep you didn't write?
[9:47pm] <!Butch> sorry limel, gonna have to cut you off
[9:47pm] <+limel> okay
[9:47pm] <!Butch> unless Rob wants to answer that real quick
[9:47pm] <@rob_hoegee> how long is forever
[9:47pm] <+limel> thanks!
[9:47pm] <%CidGregor> *LOVE FOR THAT EP*

* Butch sets mode: -v limel

[9:47pm] <@rob_hoegee> oh - I forgot about "don't touch that dial" or whatever we changed it to.
[9:48pm] <!Butch> Episode 257-494!...i think that's right
[9:48pm] <@rob_hoegee> the ep. # but I forget.
[9:48pm] <@rob_hoegee> yep thats the one
[9:48pm] <!Butch> how did i remember that
[9:48pm] <!Forau> Because your brain is filled with TT trivia!
[9:48pm] <!ixnay> it's one of those numbers that sticks in your head
[9:48pm] <!ixnay> like 867-5309
[9:48pm] <!Forau> Instead of where you left your house keys.
[9:48pm] <!Butch> or your social security number, ix
[9:49pm] <!Butch> well, here's our next Q for when Rob's ready
[9:49pm] <!Butch> How is writing an edgy episode like "Apprentice Part 1" different from a comedic story like "Transformation" or "Employee of the Month"?
[9:50pm] <@rob_hoegee> I find the comedy eps more of a challenge. not that I think I lack comedy chops, but doing good comedy isn't as easy as drama.
[9:51pm] <@rob_hoegee> with the dramatic eps, you have plot to cushion you
[9:51pm] <!Butch> personally, i think comedy is the hardest to write for ever
[9:51pm] <@rob_hoegee> totally agree
[9:51pm] <!K> on that note, which character is easiest to write for comedy, and which for drama? and which are the hardest?
[9:52pm] <!Butch> gotta have the timing work for you, and not just rely on words...so many folks in "comedic writing" aren't really funny
[9:52pm] <!PrOg> Whoop-- sorry to interrupt, guys. I have to leave, and just wanted to thank Rob again for joining us tonight, it is greatly appreciated!
[9:52pm] <!Butch> awww, phil
[9:52pm] <!Forau> Later Prog
[9:52pm] <@rob_hoegee> you might be surprised by this one, K: for me, Raven is the easiest to write for comedy
[9:53pm] <@rob_hoegee> thanks phil! talk soon!
[9:53pm] <!Butch> later phil, don't be late
[9:53pm] <!PrOg> Definitely! Bye, guys
[9:53pm] <@rob_hoegee> for drama...
[9:53pm] <@rob_hoegee> maybe cyborg. Ony because Khary is a good friend and I know his range.
[9:54pm] <@rob_hoegee> hardest on both account is robin.
[9:54pm] <!K> that's surprising. It always seems like Robin is the most dramatic of characters, with such absolute reactions to situations
[9:54pm] <!Butch> Cy drama is like crack, you can't have enough
[9:55pm] <@rob_hoegee> I'd say he's definately serious, but of all our charactes, he probably has the least amount of emotional range.
* CidGregor is now known as CidG|Movie
[9:56pm] <@rob_hoegee> more q?
[9:57pm] <!Forau> Butch?
[9:57pm] <!Butch> hm...Rob, did you want to answer Pameline's more fully?
[9:57pm] <!Butch> or should we go to the next fan Q?
[9:58pm] <@rob_hoegee> I think I pretty much covered that. let's move on.
[9:58pm] <!Butch> ok
[9:58pm] <!Butch> from JinxFanForever: Are you going to make another movie? If so, are you going to throw in at least some of the honorary titans? (examples: Jinx, Kid Flash, Argent, Jericho, Herald, etc.)
[9:59pm] <@rob_hoegee> I hope so, and if I'm involved, yes. next?
[9:59pm] <@rob_hoegee> btw - I'm a jinx fan forever too.
[9:59pm] <!Butch> hehe
[10:00pm] <!Butch> this next's from FocusedShadow: How did you and the other writers go about developing Slade's deal with Trigon in Season 4? Were there any complications telling this part of the story to viewers, especially in "The End Part 2" (because it involves a character siding with the devil)?
[10:00pm] <@rob_hoegee> It was a pretty straight forward deal with the devil. Though in this case, Trigon isn't literally the devil.
[10:01pm] <@rob_hoegee> we figured the only person powerful enough to save slade from oblivion is trigon.
[10:01pm] <@rob_hoegee> we had some broadcast standards concersn about how trigon appeared so that he wasn't too clearly "satan-y"
[10:02pm] <!Butch> (be like Stan Lee, send Glen in!)
[10:02pm] <@rob_hoegee> shoulda!
[10:02pm] <@rob_hoegee> does that answer?
[10:03pm] <!Butch> sure does
[10:03pm] <!Butch> next Q?
[10:03pm] <@rob_hoegee> yes
[10:03pm] <!Butch> So it seems you, David, and Amy took equal part in writing Season 4's ender "The End". How did you three tackle writing duties for it, as it was the show's first (and only) three-part finale?
[10:03pm] <!Butch> (after this, we're opening the floor for 1 more live fan Q)
[10:04pm] <@rob_hoegee> I mentioned the "story break" aspect of the creative process. It was as simple as figuring out the broad strokes together and then going off on our own to write.
[10:05pm] <@rob_hoegee> we did keep each other in the loop in terms of how it begins and ends so that there is a good continuity.
[10:05pm] <@rob_hoegee> One of the things I really love about the trigon arc - and if you watch all the eps back to back you'll see what I mean - is that it makes one awsome movie that really stands on its own.
[10:06pm] <@rob_hoegee> q?
[10:06pm] <!Butch> from forum's Stormcat: How do you adapt Comic book stories for TV? is there any part that is especially hard or easy?
[10:06pm] <!Butch> hmm...could've released The End as a movie :P
[10:06pm] <@rob_hoegee> That's a tricky question to answer in a forum like this, but I'll try.
[10:08pm] <@rob_hoegee> The way I do it is to take inspiration and then toss the rest aside. If it's going to be successful, you have to make it your own. the only hard part is explaining to the comic fans why you "ruined it."
[10:08pm] <@rob_hoegee> next q?
[10:08pm] <!Butch> ok, guys....live Q time
[10:08pm] <!Butch> we got one, call closed!

* Butch sets mode: +v moonlitshadow76

[10:08pm] <!Butch> Moonliteshadow, it's all yours
[10:08pm] <+moonlitshadow76> Hi there Rob!
[10:08pm] <!Butch> we'll have to keep you at 1 Q though, sorry
[10:08pm] <@rob_hoegee> hey!
[10:09pm] <+moonlitshadow76> First question-What are all five Titan2019s ages at the beginning of the series, and then at the end of the series?
[10:09pm] <+moonlitshadow76> *takes notes for fanfics*
[10:09pm] <+moonlitshadow76> ok then buth
[10:10pm] <+moonlitshadow76> *butch
[10:10pm] <@rob_hoegee> That's completely up to everyone's imagnation. We never decided on specific ages. More like age ranges - between 13ish and 18ish, with BB the youngest and Cyborg the oldest. I'd like to think that like the simpsons, they never age.
[10:11pm] <@rob_hoegee> I can give you my guess...
[10:11pm] <+moonlitshadow76> cool, just asked beacause no one besides rave got a bday
[10:11pm] <+moonlitshadow76> o yes please!!!
[10:12pm] <@rob_hoegee> BB-14, Robin-16, Raven-16, Cyborg-18, starfire-156
[10:12pm] <+moonlitshadow76> lol
[10:12pm] <@rob_hoegee> that would be in Tamaranian, of course
[10:12pm] <+moonlitshadow76> of course
[10:12pm] <+moonlitshadow76> thanks
[10:12pm] <!Butch> thanks, moonlit
[10:12pm] <@rob_hoegee> you bet! thanks for hanging out with me

* Forau sets mode: -v moonlitshadow76

[10:12pm] <!Butch> ok guys, we're gonna do a lightning round for a few minutes
[10:13pm] <!Butch> the room will be unmuted, for you to ask Rob all your Qs
[10:13pm] <@rob_hoegee> my fingers are ready for the rapid type!
[10:13pm] <!Butch> he'll try to get to them as he can, so please be patient
[10:13pm] <!Butch> 3
[10:13pm] <!Butch> 2
[10:13pm] <!Butch> 1

* Butch sets mode: -m

[10:13pm] <Java4918> nick/ tigerchic121
* Java6442 is now known as Nae
[10:13pm] <RavenStar> How complicated were the action scenes to write - and also, all the anime refs...did you guys normally write those in detail, or did most of that get fleshed out in the storyboard stage?
[10:13pm] <ShegoRaven> What happened to the Doom Patrol? Why didn't they play more of a part in taking down the BoE?
[10:13pm] <Tea> Jinx/Kid Flash, Jinx/Cyborg, or Jinx/Kid Flash?
[10:13pm] <moonlitshadow76> What is your two perfered pairings???
[10:13pm] <Java4918> Who is your favorite Titan and/or which Titan do you like working on the most? Plus, who else is your favorites on the show (besides the main five)?
[10:13pm] <!Butch> bzam
[10:13pm] <ToboeLoneWolf> Okay, there's been2026a lot of backlash, I suppose, with Raven's characterization on the TT movie (namely that she slaps BB too much). Opinions on that? (Personally I thought it was funny, but ah well2026)
[10:13pm] <Java9824> when writing an episode was it easy to keep the episode relativly clean but at the same time fun and exciting for all viewers?
[10:13pm] <JavaUser> Who is your favorite character?
* Java0065 is now known as peachy
[10:13pm] <moonlitshadow76> DO YOU LIKE TERRA?
[10:13pm] <Eliza> Rob... when can i ask you a question?
[10:13pm] <Java4918> nick/ tigerchic121
[10:13pm] <@rob_hoegee> action is way hard. makes head hurt. anime is all the artists.
[10:14pm] <Nae> Yes! Opinon on Raven's slapping of bb?
[10:14pm] <@rob_hoegee> we wanted to focus on the titans, not the dp
[10:14pm] <KefkaFloyd> Here's a question completely unrelated to anything TT.
[10:14pm] <KefkaFloyd> What brand of camera do you use?
[10:14pm] <RavenStar> oh, and I forget if someone's answered this already somewhere else, but if you can tell us, can we expect to see Matter-Eater Lad in Legion any time soon?
[10:14pm] <@rob_hoegee> Jinx/kid flash all the way.. or maybe jinx/see-more
* Java4918 is now known as tigerchic121
[10:14pm] <Tea> YAY!
[10:14pm] <ToboeLoneWolf> Gotta have this: Opinions on shipping, "canon" and "non-canon" ? Particular favorites of each "type" (if applicable?)
[10:14pm] <@rob_hoegee> rob and star
[10:14pm] <moonlitshadow76> cool! thanks!
[10:14pm] <@rob_hoegee> favorite, beast boy. liked working on kid flash the most
[10:15pm] <homestar14> How have your experiences with Teen Titans helped with Legion of Superheroes?
[10:15pm] <@rob_hoegee> raven only hits bb out of love.
[10:15pm] <ToboeLoneWolf> XDDDD
[10:15pm] <Nae> whoo!
[10:15pm] <tigerchic121> love?
[10:15pm] <moonlitshadow76> EEEW!
[10:15pm] <ShegoRaven> hehe
[10:15pm] <Tea> lies!!
[10:15pm] <!Butch> awww, true love!
* JavaUser is now known as ice
[10:15pm] <tigerchic121> hahahaha
[10:15pm] <ice> any idea who red x is?
[10:15pm] <moonlitshadow76> BBTERRA FOREVER!!!!!!!!
[10:15pm] <@rob_hoegee> java - yes - big part of the job
[10:15pm] <!Butch> dude they're like an old couple
[10:15pm] <tigerchic121> you just gave shippers tons of fire
[10:15pm] <!Butch> btw, Rob....Matt from TitansTower couldn't make it tonight
[10:15pm] <!Butch> so, here's a "hey Rob" from him
[10:16pm] <@rob_hoegee> love terra. wish we could have used her more.
[10:16pm] <!Butch> Matt/Sphere
[10:16pm] <moonlitshadow76> yes!
[10:16pm] <tigerchic121> Are you still in contact with your Titan co-workers?
[10:16pm] <ToboeLoneWolf> Do you know perhaps "how many" copies TT:TiT has to be sold in order to make a strong case for it?
[10:16pm] <@rob_hoegee> right now I use a lumix digiatl. saving up for a leica 35mm old school.
[10:16pm] <@rob_hoegee> ravenstar - yes!
[10:17pm] <KefkaFloyd> I'll find a staffer that uses Minolta some day.
[10:17pm] <homestar14> Rob: Do you know why WHV has been lagging on the extras on the recent titans DVDs
[10:17pm] <!Butch> awesome!
[10:17pm] <!Butch> Matter-Eater lad is the coolest
[10:17pm] <@rob_hoegee> toboelonewolf - don't really have an answer for that, sorry. but shipping is amusing to me. especially the odd combos.
[10:18pm] <ToboeLoneWolf> I laugh at the many, many ships.
[10:18pm] <ToboeLoneWolf> So fun.
[10:18pm] <!Butch> i think i'll mute the room again in a few seconds
[10:18pm] <tigerchic121> same
[10:18pm] <tigerchic121> shipping is fun
[10:18pm] <Java3246> kool
[10:18pm] <!Butch> 10 sec left, so if you got any rapidfire ones left, go :D
[10:18pm] <@rob_hoegee> homestar4 - if anything its given me the confidence to tell cool super-hero stories
[10:18pm] <Nae> shipping is a great pastime!
[10:18pm] <tigerchic121> Have you always wanted to write for animations?
[10:18pm] <@rob_hoegee> ice - classified, story
[10:18pm] <RavenStar> oh, do you use or reccoment any specific scriptwriting software?
[10:18pm] <ToboeLoneWolf> Out of curiosity, do you think the writers for TT have a particular writing "style" for their episodes?
[10:18pm] <!Butch> ok, muting
[10:18pm] <RavenStar> *reccomend

* Butch sets mode: +m

[10:19pm] <@rob_hoegee> hey matt
[10:19pm] <@rob_hoegee> still in contact- yes.
[10:19pm] <!Butch> Rob, feel free to answer any from that lightning round left, and just lemme know when you wanna continue
[10:19pm] <@rob_hoegee> copies sold? sorry. Around the same as the scoobies to make it a contender
[10:20pm] <@rob_hoegee> tiger - sorta fell in to it, and glad i did,
[10:21pm] <!Butch> ok, guys....
[10:21pm] <!Butch> The time's come for Rob to go
[10:22pm] <!Butch> we're really sorry, but Rob's a busy guy...gotta make cartoons we love
[10:22pm] <!Butch> ok, muted..i can stop bold :P
[10:22pm] <@rob_hoegee> thanks for a fun time everyone - sorry I've gotta run!
[10:22pm] <!Butch> so I'm going to unmute hte chat for a few moments
[10:22pm] <!Butch> so we all can exchange our goodbyes

* Butch sets mode: -m

[10:22pm] <tigerchic121> Bye Rob!
[10:22pm] <homestar14> Thanks a bunch Rob! I look forward to seeing your name on Legion of Superheroes!! :D
[10:22pm] <Scotty9359> thx for the chat :D
[10:22pm] <Nae> nuuu...we love you rob! thanks for coming!!!
[10:22pm] <ToboeLoneWolf> *waves* Bye!
[10:22pm] <moonlitshadow76> Thank you so much for coming and answering questions. I feel much better now that I know more about the cancelation, and what might come!
[10:22pm] <Java3246> bye Rob, see you next time!
[10:22pm] <Eliza> we havent chat rob
[10:22pm] <RavenStar> Thanks!
[10:22pm] <tigerchic121> Thank you so much!
[10:22pm] <Nae> bye!
[10:22pm] <ShegoRaven> thanks so much for coming!
[10:22pm] <Java9824> bye rob
[10:22pm] <!K> Thanks for coming, Rob
[10:22pm] <!Forau> It was awsome having you here, Rob.
[10:22pm] <tigerchic121> for writing the show
[10:22pm] <Tea> Bye rob!
[10:22pm] <tigerchic121> for coming here
[10:22pm] <peachy> Thanks so much for chattin gwith us Rob! Take care! :D
[10:22pm] <moonlitshadow76> Hope to see more TT!!!
[10:22pm] <!K> We really appreciate you stopping by, and answering all our crazy questions
[10:22pm] <tigerchic121> for making the titans and shows we love
[10:23pm] <!Butch> we're really sorry that we couldn't get to everyone's questions :|
[10:23pm] <limel> bye, Rob!!! Thanks for answering all my questions!
[10:23pm] <Nae> bye!!!
[10:23pm] <%Fledging[laptop]> Happy trails Rob--until we meet again...
[10:23pm] <tigerchic121> I hope they'll be more animations that'll you'll work on.
[10:23pm] <moonlitshadow76> Good luck!
[10:23pm] <Nae> -wave-
[10:23pm] <Liobit> See ya! You've told me a lot of things I really appriciate! Thanks so much for joining us!
[10:23pm] <tigerchic121> Keep cool
[10:23pm] <moonlitshadow76> Thanks for letting us fans bombard u!
[10:23pm] <limel> Do u go on the toonzone forums?
[10:23pm] <tigerchic121> :D
[10:23pm] <homestar14> Hehe, chat explosion.
[10:23pm] <ToboeLoneWolf> Sleep, man. Sleep is good.
[10:23pm] <Nae> true.
[10:23pm] <ToboeLoneWolf> And congrats on the baby!
[10:23pm] <tigerchic121> good luck with your baby.
[10:23pm] <moonlitshadow76> BBTERRA FOREVER ROB!
[10:24pm] <homestar14> Yeah, hope you can get some sleep, Rob. :P
[10:24pm] <Nae> yes! the bumgorf!
[10:24pm] <moonlitshadow76> lol
[10:24pm] <Java3246> ya, congrats with the newborn child!
[10:24pm] <tigerchic121> hehehe
[10:24pm] <ToboeLoneWolf> XDDD Yes, your bumgorf.
[10:24pm] <limel> Space tofu!
[10:24pm] <moonlitshadow76> congrats
[10:24pm] <Nae> tofuuu!
[10:24pm] <ShegoRaven> congrats
[10:24pm] <ToboeLoneWolf> But don't feed it zorka berries.
[10:24pm] <moonlitshadow76> i am...THEEE SOOOOOOOOURCE!
[10:24pm] <Nae> xD
[10:24pm] <tigerchic121> your child will have a nice childhood
[10:24pm] <@rob_hoegee> good tip. no zberries.
[10:24pm] <homestar14> lol
[10:24pm] <limel> lol
[10:24pm] <JinxFanForever> See ya! Glad to have met another Jinx fan!
[10:24pm] <tigerchic121> hehehe
[10:25pm] <!Forau> Yeah, delayed congrats on the baby, Rob :)
[10:25pm] <ice> Hasta luego.....love the end part 2 by the way:)
[10:25pm] <Tea> Yeah Jinx rocks :3
[10:25pm] <@rob_hoegee> thaks all - signing off.
[10:25pm] <tigerchic121> glad to have met one of the mad geniuses behind Titans
[10:25pm] <Java3246> bye
[10:25pm] <ShegoRaven> ditto
[10:25pm] <homestar14> Bye, nice chatting :)
[10:25pm] <tigerchic121> bye!
[10:25pm] <Nae> bye!!!
[10:25pm] <ShegoRaven> bye!
[10:25pm] <ToboeLoneWolf> Bye and g'night!
[10:25pm] <Tea> take care
[10:25pm] <limel> of the baby!
[10:25pm] <moonlitshadow76> bye!!!
* Java7633 is now known as Headbanger15
[10:25pm] <moonlitshadow76> Thanks again!
[10:26pm] <Headbanger15> aw crap
[10:26pm] <Headbanger15> well bye!
[10:26pm] <Nae> BB/RAE!! (not!)
[10:26pm] <moonlitshadow76> lol
* JavaUser is now known as Heabanger15
[10:26pm] <moonlitshadow76> BBTERRA!!!
[10:26pm] <Heabanger15> BBRAE! BBTERRA SUCKS
[10:26pm] <!K> it's our facetious default quit message
[10:26pm] <@Nat|football> BRAIN/MALLAH
[10:26pm] <moonlitshadow76> bbterra!
[10:26pm] <!K> no need to make a huge deal out of it
[10:26pm] <Nae> BB/ROBIN!
[10:26pm] <Tea> BB/T FOREVER
[10:26pm] <homestar14> OMG! Shipping war
[10:26pm] <Heabanger15> UGH Nae
[10:27pm] <Java3246> slade/robin
[10:27pm] <moonlitshadow76> WOO HOO!
[10:27pm] <moonlitshadow76> O0
[10:27pm] <homestar14> Quick, devoice the room before it explodes
[10:27pm] <!Forau> CYBORG/TOASTER
[10:27pm] <moonlitshadow76> lol
[10:27pm] <@Nat|football> It's no war. My side wins by default.
[10:27pm] <homestar14> ;)
[10:27pm] <Java3246> i know...that was wrong
[10:27pm] <tigerchic121> the fandom goes wild
[10:27pm] <Heabanger15> I LOVE TOAST
[10:27pm] rob_hoegee has Quit.
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