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Heritage
An episode with quite a few differences.
  • Elisa is not separated from the others in Act One, and instead encounters Raven with the others.  Owing to her own condition being a result of Fey magic, Raven is a bit suspicious of her...  and she of him.  Something in the story he tells Goliath does not sound right at all.
  • Raven carefully arranges an accident to separate Elisa from the others, giving him time.
  • A chance encounter from that puts Elisa and Natsilani/Nick in the same place, which leads to Elisa's meeting Grandmother, who offers a different story than that which Raven told.
  • Raven tries to set Goliath, Angel, and Bronx against Grandmother, but is foiled in this.
  • the rest of the episode mostly tracks, with the showdown between Natsilani and Raven.
Kingdom
Taking place in and around the same time as the Avalon trilogy, this episode is virtually identical, though Brooklyn, having not been picked as second in this continuity, but still being tutored in the same, has a bit of a rougher ride.

Monsters
  • Elisa's attempt to phone Matt requires a bit more secrecy, but otherwise occurs, and takes advantage of the fact that she's overall more human looking than either Goliath or Angela.
  • Goliath, Elisa, and Bronx's attempts to find Angela after she's taken requires a bit more nighttime detective work, but a few stretching it contrived coincidences have it work out.
  • Finding out Goliath is her biological father and seeing his closeness with Elisa, Angela is moved to act on her new information more quickly than in the mainstream universe, revealing what she knows and questioning if Elisa is her mother.  None of this conversation goes particularly well, with Elisa and Goliath actually getting into a verbal fight over what it means now that the cat is out of the bag, along with providing some measure of Elisa's history to Angela.  The arguments go nowhere (with Elisa mostly on Angela's side) and will be revisited again in the World Tour.

Golem
Minor cosmetic changes in the plot.  The overall argument over Goliath acknowledging Angela as his daughter continues.  Things remain tense between Goliath and Elisa.


Sanctuary

  • The travelers arrive at night, just after sunset local time, and learn of what's going on with Demona and Macbeth via the newspaper (as well as the Demon haunting Notre Dame, which causes no end of confusion).  Elisa and Goliath put aside their argument long enough to investigate, reluctantly agreeing to have Angela stay behind for the moment, in order to protect her from Demona.
  • the rest of the episode proceeds more or less in the same way.
  • Goliath and Elisa talk through the revelation of her parentage with Angela, working through some of their own argument in the process.
  • With dawn a little too close to travel again, Goliath and Elisa spend some time in the city as best they can.  Goliath essentially proposes.
MIA
Essentially unchanged.

Grief
Largely unchanged.  The revelation that Gargoyles can live more than twice as long as humans, however, gives Elisa something to ponder over, with the thought of outliving all her human friends staying in her head for some time.

The Hound of Ulster

Essentially unchanged.

Walkabout
Unchanged

Mark of the Panther
  • The arguments between Goliath and Angela are a bit downplayed compared to the original, with Goliath refusing less and more struggling to understand what exactly it is Angela wants of him.
  • The existence of the Gargoyles does not come as a surprise to Elisa's mother.
  • Elisa grapples with telling her mother the exact nature of the relationship between herself and Goliath, especially in light of the modified version of Sanctuary.  She's gotten her own head on straight with regards to her feelings, but isn't so sure about how anyone else, especially her family, will react.  When it does come out, her mother reveals she'd figured out how Elisa felt about Goliath from the moment she saw the two of them together back not long after my version of The Mirror.
  • Goliath and Angela resolve their relationship issues at last.

Pendragon
Unchanged.  Elisa isn't even in this episode.

Eye of the Storm
Another more modified episode.
  • With less to bargain with, owing to Gargoyle resistance to the cold, Odin is more confrontational in his initial encounter with the travelers.
  • Odin's harassment of the travels and the natives, however, still pushes Goliath to use the eye to battle him.
  • No daytime interludes with Goliath and Elisa, but still plenty of suspicion over the power corrupting him.
  • Otherwise proceeds as normal, albeit with Elisa able to make more heartfelt pleas toward Goliath for sanity, thanks to their closer relationship.

The New Olympians
a... significantly different episode.
  • without a human Elisa, the central conflict of this episode is much removed, visa vie the bigotry of the New Olympians, but still focuses in on the conflict between outsiders and the New Olympians.
  • Introduction of the New Olympian Gargoyle Clan
  • Proteus still frees himself via a brief power failure and takes advantage of the outsiders presence in that.

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General chronology seen here.

From The Mirror onward....
  • Elisa is permanently transformed into a Gargoyle.
  • Matt Bluestone is made aware of her condition; Elisa's parents are brought in on this and the existence of the Clan.
  • While hardly perfect or airtight, a cover story is concocted along similar lines to Derek/Talon's disappearance to cover for Elisa's absence.
  • Goliath and Hudson alternate tutoring Elisa in gliding, fighting, etc, with her new body.  There's also a very embarrassing (and not completely welcome) version of "The Talk."
  • Elisa and Goliath share a number of extremely awkward moments, culminating in them revealing their feelings for each other much more openly and directly, and much earlier in this universe.
  • Sometime before City of Stone, Xanatos discovers the existence of a new Gargoyle to the Clan, though he is unable to determine the reasons for it, nor get an answer out of Owen.
Other Episodes
City of Stone Part One
Very minor cosmetic changes for the most part, brought about by the addition of one more Gargoyle.  Elisa's brief confrontation with Owen in the original episode is handled by Matt, while Demona's near slaying of stone-Elisa fails to occur.  Bronx still stalls her long enough to be confronted by MacBeth.

High Noon
My version of this episode can be seen here.
Coldstone passes off the tidbit that Demona possesses the ability to become human during the day.

Outfoxed
Occurs essentially without changes.  Elisa is barely in the original episode.

Double Jeopardy
Basically unchanged.  The part of Elisa in the very first encounter with Thailog probably goes to Matt.  Thailog is extra-skeevy towards Elisa.

Upgrade
Seen here: Elisa, with a certain degree of reluctance, takes on the position of second-in-command.  At the same time, she begins passing along tips and tricks and encouragement to Brooklyn, still clinging to the off-chance that she will one day be human again.

The Price
Elisa leads the defense against the Macbeth robot's attacks of the Gargoyles and the Hudson statue and begins to piece together that something isn't right early in the ep, but otherwise doesn't know what to do with the information.   Broadway has no almost smashed flying fall.

Avalon, part 1
Elisa, Goliath, and Bronx encounter Tom on a "date"/"dog-walking" in the later part of the evening in Central Park.  Elisa dodges some questions as to where she's from, since she's not a Gargoyle Tom knows or recognizes.

Avalon, part 2

Elisa later--privately--presses the issue of Angela's parentage and calls the whole "sons and daughters belong to the whole clan" thing into question, including questioning whether Goliath expects that of her.  Little by little, her acceptance of her own condition is showing more and more.  She reluctantly agrees not to raise the issue with anyone else.  Elisa continues to dodge questions about her origins.

Avalon, part 3
Elisa has a slightly easier time awakening King Arthur, and later gets a more even footed-fight with Demona, while not depriving Princess Katherine of her Mama Bear moment.

Shadows of the Past
No major changes.

Soft Reboot

Nov. 3rd, 2010 11:26 pm
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Rebooting a bit, just to clear out some continuity (mostly Nexus continuity), along with some in universe events and such that happened, just for simplicity's sake and to get me writing again.

Timeline and events

Episodes Awakening through A Lighthouse in the Sea of Time occur.

Revelations  and The Cage  occur.

The Mirror occurs.  It differs most noticeably in the conclusion

variations of the remaining episodes, up through The Journey, some of which are categorized under the Memories tag, occur.  Some differ significantly, some are largely the same.

---Notable variations:
1) Elisa is made second-in-command during the events of Upgrade.
2) Elisa and Goliath become mates shortly after the return from Avalon.
3) And more as I rework some of this out.

which puts Elisa somewhere in mid-late 1996, or roughly where the SLG comic picked up.

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Just an fyi, more than anything.  Still out here, just not using this journal as much.

Zylly108 on AIM, if you need to really get a hold of me.  :-)

OOC Meme!

Aug. 19th, 2008 07:40 pm
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Post here, and I'll tell you what Elisa thinks of your pup!
reluctant_gargoyle: (happy elisa)
Just wishing a happy b-day to Jubilee! Sorry we can't make it to your part--plans came up with my parents and a rooftop barbecue, but got a couple presents for you...


1) A jacket. On the back is stitched "Honorary Gargoyle" above a caricature of Jubilee with wings.

2) The Xanatos family has generously a week's getaway for her and Dean at Xanadu, their upstate getaway whenever they want it.
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"They're beautiful," Maggie told Elisa, as she sat one of the hatchlings back in the crib. The black-scaled female cooed softly, snuggling into the blankets around her, her tail curling up as she did so.

"Try telling me that when they're all hungry at different times," Elisa laughed. "And that goes for you too, Hope," she added, tickling her daughter's tummy, before putting her in her own crib. Hope had several months on the others and until they got a little bigger, it was better to keep them slightly separate.

Four of the new hatchlings, along with Hope, were being kept here, in the new nursery that had been built to accommodate them.  Two males, two females, and Hope.  The males, one gold in color, the other silver, had been named Auric and Argent.  The two females, one coal black and the other green, had been named Onyx and Emerald.  The females too, were representative of a sub-variety within Mayan Gargoyles.  They had feathery wings, more reptillian features, and long sepentine tails instead of legs.  The beast hatchling, named Opal, was being rather smotheringly mothered by Moonlight.


Maggie smiled, placing a hand on her swollen belly.  "We'll have our own little ones to deal with soon enough."

"When're you due?"

Maggie shakes her head.  "We don't know, not really.  I'm almost at seven months, but with... how we are... there's no real way of knowing."

"If you're willing to get tested, Maggie..."

"No.  Look, Elisa, it's nothing against you or Goliath or any of the others... but we just don't trust Xanatos, or anyone working for him.  Not after everything he's done."

"I wouldn't believe it either, kiddo, but he really is changing.  He's done a lot for us.  And he'd like to make things right for you."

Elisa was about to press the point further, but stopped when she was the fur on Maggie's neck start to rise up.  The addition of cat-DNA had, on the whole, only made the mutates more readable.  "Sorry.  But look... just think about it, okay?  No pressure.  I just want what's best for you, and my little niece or nephew."

She looked over to the doorway, which she gently steered Maggie toward.  "You gonna be okay with this whole trial thing?"

"I have to face him, Elisa.  For what he did to us.  For everything he's done."

"All right.  But no one will think less of you if you duck out."

She nodded, briefly, to Owen, as they passed through the door.  The major domo would be tending to the children tonight, for the other Gargoyles, the Labyrinth Clan, Xanatos, and Jubilee would  be present in the Great Hall for the trial of Anton Servarius.
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Had a pretty good one, actually. 
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The trip to London had largely been uneventful.  Granted, the Gargoyles had been asleep for it, carefully packaged with plenty of form insulation in carefully prepared crates, but it was uneventful all the same.  Fortunate for Elisa, Lexington, and Icy.

London itself was largely like she remembered it from her brief time there during the World Tour, so she lead the way across the night sky toward the Soho district.  They were heading toward a certain shop, known as Into the Mystic, a money-making venture for the London Clan, which allowed them to pose as humans in costume.  They would reconnoiter with whoever was there at the time (Elisa hoped for Una, Leo, Griff, or Nina), and then hopefully head on to the main manor on which the rest of the Clan lived.

"You doing okay there, Lex, Icy?" Elisa asked, as she adjusted her flight path a little.

Road Trips

Apr. 11th, 2008 08:16 pm
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Okay, so next major project in our lives now that the bad guys have been dealt with is establishing stronger contact and connections with the other Gargoyle clans of the world. Several known ones, three speculated.... Going to be a bit of work, but also a pretty good chance to get to see some friends Goliath, Angela, and I made on our World Tour.

So the big ones are, of course, the London Clan, the Ishmuran Clan, and the Mayan Clan in Guatemala.  The Mayan Clan is especially important, because there's only four of them, and yet they have a rookery full of around thirty or so eggs that are going to be hatching very shortly, may even have hatched by the time we get there.  We're also probably going to be sending a group up to the Pacific Northwest to make contact with Bear's old clan.

So I'm taking charge of the London group, Angela and Broadway are heading to Japan, along with Kat, Nash, and Tachi, Goliath's going down to Guatemala, and Hudson's going to be taking Bear up to the Pacific Northwest.  Everybody else is still working out where they're gonna go on this trip.

Which leads me to my next point.  Since this is pretty much a road trip, it's meant to be fun as much as anything else.  While I can't really speak for Guatemala or the Northwest, London and Ishmura are great places.  Which, in a long story short, pretty much means an open invitation for company, if anyone wants to come along. 

Jubes, Sam, Dean, River, anybody?
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And probably went about as well as could be expected.  We stopped Thailog and Sevarius's cloning scheme, totally ruined their lab and a good deal of the rest of their base of operations.  Managed to get a couple of the Pack--Hyena and Hound--captured and sent back to prison. 

We lost Luna, though.  Barely a week out of Sevarius's clutches, the last of her clan, and now she's gone too.  At least she can rest easy knowing we stopped them.  Doesn't make it hurt any less...  But she went out fighting.  At least that's something.

Did we do the right thing?  Destroying the lab meant killing the still growing clone/mutants Sevarius was making.  They'd have been programmed to be little more than weapons, we know, but...  

Being the good guy is hard, sometimes, I guess. 

But we owe a lot on this one to Jubilee.  Definitely couldn't have begun to do it without her.


Gwen, meanwhile, may be making the move to the other Gargoyle universe, at least, temporarily.  Says she wants to spend more time with Franklin, get her own ideas about herself settled for a while.  No real reason to stop her.

In good news, the TV program Lex and the other youngsters are doing is doing pretty well in the ratings.  General polling's good and overall opinion on Gargs is up a little, no matter how much the Quarrymen are trying to get it pulled from the air.
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Get ten random numbers between one and one hundred from here, and use those to ask me ten questions from this list. I shall answer to the best of my ability.

*Sigh*

Mar. 12th, 2008 08:47 pm
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I hate daylight savings time. What's so damn good about daylight?
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- I _____ Elisa.
- Elisa is _____.
- Elisa likes to ______.
- I want to _____ Elisa.
- Elisa can ______.
- Someday Elisa will ______.
- Elisa reminds me of ______.
- Without Elisa, it will be _____.
- Right now, I bet Elisa is thinking about _____.
- Elisa makes me want to _______.
- If I could spend the day with Elisa, I'd _____.
- Elisa is made of _______.
- If I could be Elisa for a day, I'd ______.
- Elisa's alter-ego is __________.
- I want to give Elisa ______.
- If I could set Elisa up with someone it'd be ________.

reluctant_gargoyle: (elisa neutral)

Well, with my own personal identity crisis settled down, things are looking pretty good around here. Not that there aren't various causes for concern, as well as various good and potentially good things too.



So that's what's going on with us right now.
reluctant_gargoyle: (gasp)
Okay, let's review the facts.  You discovered a duplicate of yourself who's neither a clone, alt, magical construct, shape-shifter, or anything else.  You discovered that touching each other causes your thoughts to blend together.  And finally, after getting the world's most powerful babysitter to perform a deeper scan, you're attacked in your own home by what looks like Christopher Lee and the incredible Hulk's cousin.

...And this still makes more sense than half the stuff going on around you
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1. Leave me a comment saying anything random, like your favorite lyric to your current favorite song. Or your favorite kind of sandwich. Something random. Whatever you like.
2. I respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better.
3. You update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. Include this explanation and offer to ask someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be asked, you ask them five questions.


And answers to Ata's questions...

1. What type of music do you like?
Rock music, mostly, though it really depends on the artist.



2. What's the craziest fad you ever seen?
Heh. Most of the eighties, with the big hair and everything.


3. What kinda philosophy do you really can't stand?
In particular, the one being espoused by the Quarrymen. Anything that treats another as a lesser being. Also, anything which denies personal responsibility.

4. Met any aliens that came from your reality?
Just one. His name was Nokkar, and he lives on Easter Island. Has for long enough to have been the inspiration for the statue heads.

5. So, what's made you happy lately?
Hope's crawling more and more now. End of this week, she'll be about the equivalent of six months, so she may be edging toward pulling herself up more, if not walking.  Maybe even talking a little.  Fun to watch her grow, how everything's new to her.

And I'm fairly certain Goliath's got something planned for Valentine's Day.
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Been reviewing my timeline vs the actual timeline of Gargoyles universe events and realized (even with some shuffling I did early on to make sure some events took place before Elisa got changed), things are still a bit off.

So it's actually 1998 in Elisa's universe now, instead of 97 as I'd said before.  Nothing really changes, just that the date's been bumped.
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With an invitation to Harley to come to dinner, Elisa had rushed back home to make sure everything was going smoothly.  Broadway was in the kitchen, Angela helping him.

"So who's here right now?" she asked.

"Let's see...," Broadway said, "us, Goliath, Brooklyn, Kat, and the kids, I think.  Guin might be here.  Everybody else should be out."

"Jubes gonna be home for dinner?"

"Dunno, didn't say last time I saw her."

"Well, set some aside for her just in case.  I'm sure we've got plenty.  Gonna take much longer?"

"It should not," Angela said.  "Broadway is a master of the kitchen, after all."

"Aaaw... You're too nice, Angela."

"Good.  Harley should be here pretty soon."
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"You know, Big Guy, it's times like this that remind me just why I'm a city girl at heart," Elisa said, as she bent a branch out of the way.  "Nature is way too... naturey for me."

"I find it rather relaxing," Goliath replied.  "The city is full of such noise, such light, such activity, to be away from it is sometimes preferable."

"Uh-huh.  Sometimes, I just can't understand you."

"Nor I you."

"Works out pretty good then, huh?" she laughs.  "God, just wish we had a better idea of what we were looking for.  Once cryptic message from Charlie about somebody in need and we're off to British Columbia.  It's like being back on that damn boat."

"Woof!"

"See, Bronx agrees with me."

Goliath gave her a look.  "How do you know he was agreeing with what you said?"

"You doubting me, Goliath?"

"Never."

"Just wish we had a better idea of what we were looking for."
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