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Special and DVD Review: The Adventure Begins It shows that Thomas and Friends can keep its classic storytelling style And I think here's the best place to say that the best part of the special is the relationship between these two. . He'd gone through many trials and tribulations, and at the end of it all. So now we end our first full season of the revamped series, is it worth the loved 'Samson And The Fireworks' and 'Rosie Is Red' because of its relation . this is the same production team that brought us things like 'The Adventure Begins'. Here is my wishlist for Thomas and Friends: The Adventure Continues (as sequel to The Adventure Begins). HIT, please read this: suggestion.
But when an accident puts him in a coma and traps him in his mind, how will they conquer the demon of pride? And can Thomas hold on to protecting his beloved mentor and friend from those who caused Edward that same pain in the first place? Can they solve the mystery of the Papillon? Credit for the gorgeous cover art goes to my awesome sis, Raphianna! K - English - Romance - Chapters: This story does contain ships!
K - English - Family - Chapters: So, he quietly ends it all Edward is rightfully worried about Thomas taking his goods train of Troublesome Trucks and his dreadful premonition comes true when a terrible accident occurs. How will this affect Edward and Thomas and what if something more came out of it?Thomas & Friends The Adventure Begins Part 1
A slightly different take of the original plot. Ninth and final chapter uploaded. Thing is though, this arsonist - James - has him hooked up and wanting more no matter how dangerous. To make matters worse, they all try and do him favours For EndlessWire94 and Wyatt Loughrie, two good friends of mine. Features humanized Thomas and Rosie sibling bonding. I'm really bad at summaries but I'll try!
Thomas and Gordon have a heart to heart because Thomas feels like he's not good enough. I apologize in advance for any ooc characters How can Edward make his little brother feel better? The K2 questions his own decisions in Thomas' upbringing and wonders if maybe there was something he could've done to have prevented Thomas' disappearance K - English - Friendship - Chapters: It's up to Thomas and the other engines to follow him and guide him back to the shed.
K - English - Humor - Chapters: James confronts the memory of his accident and receives a glimmer of hope.
Inspired by 'The Adventure Begins'. The whole Island of Sodor mourns for their fallen hero and friend to millions. Major character death involved. No flames, but feel free to be angered or saddened. Basically Tadashi unintentionally hurts Hiro then freaks out when he finds out about it. Might need a tiny trigger but 2 be honest I'm a rubbish writer so I shouldn't affect people too much or at all. Still better safe than sorry Big Hero 6 - Rated: Inspired by "The Adventure Begins.
The boys catch onto the joke and soon they're referring to each other as boyfriends even though they have girlfriends. Audrey and Jane don't mind because they know it's a joke. What they don't know is that in secret Jay and Carlos take the joke too seriously, and are hooking up behind their backs. Descendants, - Rated: Hiccup is tired of life and wants to take the easy way out, so he tries to end it all.
Will his dad save him in time? Read to find out! How to Train Your Dragon - Rated: Siddeley used to be a mechanic Rated T to be safe.
T - English - Romance - Chapters: I don't own the Wordgirl charaters. This is the first book in the Family Series.
Child in Need by Aunna reviews Doc always thought that he would never raise a child. Six-year-old Lightning McQueen never thought any adult would love him after his mother was killed.
I get it that they want Thomas to be the focus to make kids feel comfortable. But there are some episodes that aren't really fit for him, I get it that they want him to be someone to learn about different cultures and learn about the UN goals and have him being the focus. But why not give the international engines the spotlight? Kids might be more interested in them than say Thomas because these are characters they never knew before.
They were in 'The Great Race' but mostly as background fodder.
I said this before and I'll say it again, one example is the Bollywood episode from India. The plot screams Rajiv!
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His arrogant personality would bring better conflict to the story. If the production team are reading this, please give the characters from the other countries some screen time. It also makes me a bit worried that these countries will be placed on the back burner while they'll focus on other countries, I mean yes there should be more to freshen up the series and make it worth something to watch but characters like Yong Bao and Hong Mei barely had any development. They were just there to say, they're from China!
Hong Mei I thought was a charming character and would love to see more of her! I definitely do see her as a tomboy engine who can be a bit jealous or impatient. I mean Thomas is popular in China and I doubt Mattel would neglect a country that is considering as one of the top countries where Thomas is popular.
Perhaps create videos for the YouTube channel that focus solely on them with Thomas not being around? I mean those 'Meet the Characters' video they've been pushing out on the YT channel had done nothing for the characters apart from that they exist.
Ashima is still the dull character that she was in 'The Great Race'. The episodes set in India weren't really the best but I won't say they were the worst, they were mostly average in my opinion. I did like 'Trusty Trunky' because of its realism of elephants helping out on the railway and the Monkey Palace episode was good because of it having some conflict.
Although it could've been much better. However Rajiv is definitely the best character coming from India with his arrogant, pompous, boastful behaviour. There is just so much potential with him when it comes to stories and he can work so well with characters like Shankar and Noor Jehan. The latter two feel like characters that have a realistic view point and would bring Rajiv back down to earth. The episodes in Australia as I said before would have to be the best among the international stories.
They have conflict and strong characters. Shane has more of a personality compare to the likes of Hong-Mei as well as Aubrey and Aiden.
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Isla to me is a breath of fresh air when it comes to the aircraft characters. In the past we had Jeremy and Harold who were both cocky and trash the railway because they think they are superior. Isla, despite being a doctor's plane, takes her position seriously as she transports someone important and doesn't have time to be cocky.
Meanwhile Sodor is where I think the heart and soul of the series is mostly at. There had been plenty of good episodes some were fantastic! I particularly loved 'Samson And The Fireworks' and 'Rosie Is Red' because of its relation towards kids when it comes to the situations that were made in those said episodes.
The dynamic between Edward, Bill and Ben was spot on and it gave me a third series vibe, sometimes its rare to me to see a modern day episode feel like a classic series style episode. One thing that I do love from the series is that the Fat Controller is treated more like a human and less like a tired out slapstick controller that he was last season.
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It's nice to see him being authoritative but not too much with less comedy here and there. I hope the production team keep up with this. This by no means that the stories on the international side were terrible or bad! It's far from it, it's just that they were average at best. I get it that they want to focus on the UN goals but stories like 'Thomas In The Wild' didn't really offer much plot to the story. I mean on a educational level it was fine about the different animals but on an entertainment level, it didn't offer much to wow someone.
Perhaps the production team should have stories like the Monkey Palace or the Bollywood episode focused upon the international character rather than Thomas. Thomas can still be there as a supporting role but have an international character be the sole focus and bring out there personalities. Maybe other international episodes might have something with Thomas in mind.
I did like 'Thomas And The Dragon' because it balances both culture and an entertaining story plus an episode like that can be good for a character like Thomas when it comes to him being a bit ignorant as he would never be familiar with the concept of Chinese New Year and culture considering he had been living on Sodor for many years.
Yes he had faced with a dragon back in Series 3, but not many kids today would know of that episode's existence except for older fans who do. But despite it being strong, there are some duds from the Island and I think the weakest one of all was 'Apology Impossible'.
Looking back, that episode was a mess despite the character progression from Philip. I think what made the episode so terrible to sit through was that James' character was exaggerated by full force that it made him more out of character! James is supposed to be a vain and arrogant but not in the style of Gordon. I still think that episode should've been given to Gordon to give Philip a new perspective of an engine that he had admired.
The dynamic between Paxton and Sidney was excellent but the story was just paper thin and way too average. I like the slice of life stories but don't make it too boring, it reminded me of 'The Missing Breakdown Train', it was average and nothing really happened until the end, unlike Sidney and Paxton's episode. The fantasy sequences are a hit and miss to me. Some felt unneeded and some are just there to eat up the time limit because of their bare plot but some did have some need, I still think 'Thomas In The Wild's' fantasy sequence was needed to show Thomas' imagination about Panda's.
But I think the fantasy sequences worked better by Michael White. Perhaps the production team should take a look at these episodes and try to make the fantasy sequences like that for future episodes.
With Thomas now narrating the stories instead of a celebrity from Liverpool, I think it was done well. Thomas' narration was there only when it was needed, just like from previous years. One person told me that the narration should be in detail but honestly, that worked in the model era because it had its limits. Now that the show is in full CG and has a full voice cast, it really doesn't need a narrator that much nowadays because the characters are more expressive now with their own voice.
Plus kids can understand the stories in the end without the need of someone telling them too much. Although some of the stories that required a moral at the end felt rather awkward. As I said before the episode should've been given to a character like Hong-Mei, have her being impatient and make her run so fast that she used up all her water.