|Reviews for Lessons in Danny Phantom Philosophy|
| Moonstar5569 chapter 2 . 8/4/2007
Woah... That was... long.
But that was great!
Wow whenever I get the chance to watch PP again I'll never think the same...
Maybe I'll go watch it now.
| catgirl789 chapter 2 . 7/15/2007
Wow I never thought of it that way. Now the episode makes much more sense. Thank you! D
| dizappearingirl chapter 2 . 7/10/2007
Oh man was that good stuff. I applaud. I don't agree with everything but the points you bring up are worth thinking about. I like your theories. It makes me anxious to watch some of those episodes again! (good thing they're airing them in the US finally!) Oh man...good stuff.
I totally understand what you said about the Ocean movies in comparison to the series. It's always fun to go back and see what you missed the first time around 'cause truth be told the creators of a story usually pack in a bunch of clues and hints. _ I await the next!
Thanks for this, you made me think!
| Talia Ali chapter 2 . 7/5/2007
Awesome. I was rather disappointed about the finale... it just seemed like they crammed way too much into one hour. And Sam seemed like a shallow witch. But anyway, with the actual review.
You made a lot of good points. I hadn't really thought about Valerie in any depth, so your thoughts helped clear that up for me. She's not my favorite character, so I was vaguely disappointed that there was no confrontation. After D-Stabilized, though, everything was pretty much clear. It still would have been nice to have a 5 second clip or something just to clear all that up without reading between the lines, but you're right; it's cleared up well enough by subtext.
Oh, by the way, the scene with Jack and Vlad just made my entire year, despite the disappointment with the rest of the episode. Jack is my absolute favorite character, so it was nice to see his serious side, and to see him stop being a doormat for Vlad. I cheered when he sped away.
On doubt/insecurity, I'm not sure that everything is wrapped up quite so neatly. Yeah, he's got his powers back again, and for now he's content. He seems to see-saw between wanting to be normal and liking his ghost powers. I'm thinking particularly of Brother's Keeper, where he learned to accept his powers and just enjoy them, as witnessed by the flying scene at the end. It's my private theory that it's the sense of responsibility Danny feels that keeps drawing him back to his powers. Yeah, he was peeved off that Masters Blasters were doing so well, but every time he's come to contentment with his powers, it was after his sense of responsibility was restored. There are things that need doing that only he can do. I think that as long as he keeps that in mind, he'll be content to exist as he is. When he forgets that, he needs a reminder to get back to the way he is. Not so organized as your essay, but there they are.
About the DNA thing, hear hear! I rationalized the DNA thing in my own mind as having certain base pairs slightly mutated by the ectoplasm, or having the base pairs replaced with their ghostly equivalents, provided ghosts have some form of DNA.
Anywho, excellent essay. Well-thought out, and gives the reader plenty to think about. I'm going to have to go watch Phantom Planet again soon.
| Cordria chapter 2 . 7/3/2007
O.o Wow. You gave that a LOT of thought. Even better - you gave it a lot of thought, came up with credible theories, found good evidence, arrayed it in a logical order, AND did it without sounding insulting or know-it-all.
THAT takes talent.
I'm not saying I agree with everything you said, but you definately put forth an argument that I will now have to take into consideration when I write. You have definately made me think.
Fantastic job. I thought the first one was rather dry, but this one was interesting and well-'plot'ed. You put in a small touch of humor and your voice really came through - which isn't easy to do in a more informational setting.
Thank you for going out on a limb and doing something different and unique. That takes guts, which you obviously have (along with an ability to write that surpasses most others). I loved reading it and I sincerely hope you do another one.
P.S. I sound like I actually know what I'm talking about. ;) And, I kinda even sound educated. WEIRD! You're bringing out the best/worst in me. *evil snicker*
| Adran06 chapter 2 . 7/3/2007
Well I must say you do a great essay on DP. I hadn't really thought about how Ghost Powers worked in as much depth as you have, and that is a rather good theory. I must say, you have me convinced. I don't know the first thing about genetics, but that was definitely enough to convince me thats how ghost powers work. Now if only I could get my ghost portal to actually work...
| bluename chapter 2 . 7/3/2007
That was...WOW! I mean...you are AMAZING! That's a REAL essay, and a great deep thinking about the most controversial, and may I say, important episode in the whole show. Why? because it is intended on a series finale to leave the fans thnking on whyh everything since the beginning markedd the end, becuase it has always been like tht in human history, that every start and change, marks an end, that mabye in an outer view it isn't noticed, but in a dep view, it all makes sense, and the importance of every episode it is shown in a 1 hour long special that marked the perfect end for a show taht can even have the oportunity to continue thanks to the posible consequences that every big events have.
You really caught the escense about it all, and I enjoyed discovering it along the lines some things I hven't thought about before, like teh theory on Danny's genetics, which I simply loved.
Seriously a great job, ,great deep thinking, and awsome essay ;) you are always amazying me :D have a nicec day :D
| at-a-glance chapter 2 . 7/3/2007
Wow, you hit a lot of points and it all ties neatly into it. You made a lot of sense with the gene point, since in any other way Danny's ghost powers coming back didn't make much sense till now.
I also agree that Maddie had been putting the pieces together all along, it seemed that way. And just Jazz's little line made her completely figure it out. But I also think Jack realized it before, maybe during his talk with Vlad in the jet, there aren't any real clues except I think he might've taken it into consideration because he learned for sure that the accident with Vlad did in fact cause the ghost powers. I'm not sure if he immedietly linked it back to Danny or not.
I think that you're right, that the whole world doesn't know about Danny's powers. Which would be the logical reason, why would someone want to be chased around everyday. They were away from civilization and cameras, and Danny seemed more willing to show them who he was. I don't think he'd do it with everyone watching. Especially after Reality Trip.
As for Dan, I'm glad he didn't return, just because I'm not sure anything could justify his come back. Although it's completely plausible that he was there (with Clockworks eye on him) to help the intagability stunt, just for power reasons. Even though the Ultimate Enemy was completely open ended, I don't think they ever intended on letting him come back. But it'd be cool to see him again.
The only thing that ever bothered me about Phantom Planet was the very end. The asteroid ran right through Vlad, destroying the rock he'd been sitting on and logically Vlad himself. And even if he did survive I think Vlad's too broken to ever return to the same country in the least, he lost everything and anything.
So anyway, this is getting long. So excellent analasyis. You did an awesome job and have some great theories. Keep up the good work!
| Pterodactyl chapter 2 . 7/3/2007
In Memory Blank Sam wishes that she and Danny hadn't ever met. It says later on in the same episode that she was the 'reason' for his ghost powers by convincing him to go into the Portal in the first place. Because for most of the eppisode Danny had never gone into the portal his DNA would never have been mutated. So that he had to go into the portal to regain his Ghost Powers.
If this doesn't make any sense please tell me.
| Me-agaisnt-the-world chapter 2 . 7/3/2007
Well, this was an essay well done I must say. I agree with most of your points, and believe that almost everything you portrayed in this essay was almost perfect.
I just have one comment however: Don't you think that with the world coming to an end, there would be many t.v. camera crews at the pole just to show that they were actually accomplshing something. Remember that Danny did give a speech to the world leaders, and Ihave a feeling that after the Vlad Masters, for lack of a better word, fiasco, they would be keeping an eye out on Danny. Sure he does have some record of being a hero (demonstrated in Forever Phantom)but the world leaders, I think, would want to keep an eye out for Phantom's plan. It would therefore put Danny's secret in much jeporady, but yes I do agree that he wouldn't be able to handle the pressure of being a celebreaity because of his Phantom status, this as you said was proven in Forever Phantom and Reality Trip.
As for the Robot thing, I had a hunch that MAddie knew that the robot wasn't Danny, even if JAck didn't notice it to be. I believed Maddie(along with Jazz) knew that Danny didn't want to come to the ceromony, but wanted instead to be away from the spotlight for a while. My reason for this is that Danny and Maddie share a type of bond, as Jazz and Jack share. This was demonstrated in Maternal Instincts. Anyways, I believed that after finding out Danny's secret, MAddie and Danny sort of revived their bond a bit, and he would tell her more abotu his problems now... like maybe he wished that he didn't really want to go to the ceromony because there would be too much spotlight on him.
Then again, I might be completely wrong because I haven't seen Phantom Planet in about 2 months (with finals, I kinda stopped watchingthem online, and I'm still waiting for YTV to air Phantom PLanet here) so my memory might be warped. Anywho, those are my ideas and I don't know what beesech meant... so if I wasn't supposed to have my opinions here... then I'm sorry XD
Great job though.
| lily fae chapter 2 . 7/3/2007
ok now that you've updated this story i ask you one thing will you PLZ write another chapter to a secret uncovered ur killing me with not updating that story i check it every day but am always dissapointed to never see a new chapter you MUST update
(all of this was said in a kind way i am in no way trying to be forcefull just giving you a little push)
| The dark and Evil PHANTOM chapter 2 . 7/3/2007
It is intersting to see some one do this and I agree on all your points save one.
It is highly unlikly that Vlad would come back to Earth as he was hit with the asteroid in the dieing moments of the show, leaving on little bits of rock floating in space. thus ending any possiblity for Vlad to come back as he is now bug splat on the wind screen.
I'm looking forward to see what you write about The cheese head
| Silverjojo08 chapter 2 . 7/3/2007
This is really interesting, but now I'm wondering when any of these episodes came on TV. I haven't seen Danny Phantom on in months so I'd assumed they'd actually went along with canceling it. It's weird how I missed them. The last new episode I saw was with Sam being controlled by that plant thing.
| katiesparks chapter 1 . 2/16/2007
The differences in power level between Vlad and Danny based on the type of potal they were hit with would be a cool topic in my opinion.
| AirGirl Phantom chapter 1 . 1/21/2007
0o, the Vlad one should be interesting. I can't wait to read it. This essay thing is pretty cool. Some paragraphs are a bit too long for comfort, but I really like it.