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Lost relics edition
Previous thread: >>3338001
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Last thread we were discussing pieces of Gorillaz media, official or otherwise, that may have been lost to the sands of time. Is there anything Gorillaz-related you wish you could get back? Post about it and maybe a helpful anon in this thread will have what you've been looking for.

On that topic, here's a few more pieces of koresart fanart that I recently found.
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As a side note, I do believe that this is the fourteenth thread in this chain, which started with the release of Humility last year. Thanks to all of the anons who have stuck around this long! I'm so glad there is a community of people to talk to about Gorillaz on this website!
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This set looks like it belongs to an Alice in Wonderland AU. Kind of cliche, and not very Gorillaz-ish, but the art still seems worth saving to me.
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>>3355368
Yeah, I really like her line-art and subject matter. It's a shame she left the fandom, and even sadder that she tried to remove most of her art from the internet.

Also, I might be an actual retard, because it turns out she's had some old Gorillaz art on her current blog the whole time, she just didn't tag them so I never noticed. Anyway, here's another dump. Still haven't found the lewd anon described last thread.
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>>3355200
I saw some artwork of 2D kneeling dramatically before his former self once and haven't been able to find it again since. Any clue as to which one I'm talking about?
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>>3355749
Oh bro, I so fucking got you. No idea who the artist is though.

I'm really excited, because months of lurking the G-U Discord finally paid off. Somebody finally coughed up the lost radio show I was talking about last thread, along with another I didn't even know about. It's got some really funny and adorable interactions between 2D and Murdoc. If none of them publish it somewhere easy to listen to then I'll look into doing it myself, but here's the download link they provided, for anyone that's interested.

https://mega.nz/#F!yMUwzQpY!xRNd5u29r-ky0jc-873-Wg
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>>3355754
Here's a youtube link: https://youtu.be/01OMHX5r4xc
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I don't see this one being passed around very often. Fantastic artwork, questionable aura.

>>3355754
This is the happiest day of my life, anon. I'm also in the G-U discord but I rarely check in. A life saver for sure.
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>>3355937
^On that note, I've been trying to find the artist who drew this since forever.
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>>3355938
The pic you posted is by le-bouchon-doseur on tumblr. Or do you mean the kneeling pic?
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>>3355937
That's a cute 2D
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>>3356035
The one with Murdoc having a go at 2D's eyeball.
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Finding good OD-themed art of 2D has been surprisingly hard
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No love for Russ in this thread
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>>3356350
what's OD?
>>3355754
thank God another piece of lost media has been recovered, maybe i should join that discord someday
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>>3356874 Overdose.
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>>3356350
>Finding good OD-themed art of 2D has been surprisingly hard
That's an interesting observation. I haven't seen much either. It's weird, considering the angst potential, and how popular Sleeping Powder was with fans. Maybe heavy drug use is just too edgy for today's fans. I don't see much drug-related fanart at all, just cigarettes and booze, and maybe pills as a sort of background motif.
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there's some ongoing ""drama"" with Glowrillaz but if you want my hot take the person who criticize her just seems to be salty about artists who use Hewll's artstyle in general. they criticized the anatomy which is fair but Hewll isn't known for dynamic poses, he has drawn some fuck ups like 2D's long arm in his artbook cover
>>3356957
oh yeah, that's a good concept but seems to be too problematic for Tumblr nowadays.
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welp, Glowrillaz is about to leave the fandom because of the drama i've mentioned. best to archive those art lads
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>>3357017
I presumed it had something to do with that. It's unfortunate that depiction is seen as endorsement on their part.
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On the other hand, there's so many early 2000's art featuring nazi attire it's crazy. OD has a very promising setup within Gorillaz so it's a shame not much comes out of it.
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>>3357096
So they're mad because people gave them unsolicited constructive criticism? That seems pretty histrionic. I can't imagine they'll leave their waifu alone for long. But thanks for the heads-up. Looks like they already removed their IG. They posted pretty regularly, too bad I hadn't checked it in the last few weeks. Was this one of theirs?
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>>3357432
yep, that's one of them. thankfully their tumblr is still up because they dont have much hate on tumblr as much as on instagram. also forgot to mention that the one who criticized them also accused Glowrillaz for stealing Hewll's artstyle and using it so that they'll get more likes. seems like seething to me honestly. Hewll is completely fine with fans drawing in his art style, wasn't there an art contest back in Phase 2 about that? A-KAchen didn't get much shit either, although she left because so many people didnt credit her art

on a positive note, The Lighthouse's trailer gave me Plastic Beach vibes
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>>3357432
I'd heard there was also something related to the callout person accusing them of stealing their art idea beforehand, and making other callout posts in their ig story? It seems like there might have been some kind of history between them which led to this. FWIW most of the commenters on the callout post were mainly mad about them blocking shippers rather than the criticism thing.
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>>3357552
>most of the commenters on the callout post were mainly mad about them blocking shippers rather than the criticism thing
Seems salty more than anything, especially coming from the Noodle x Ace shippers there; did they not get mad at Jamie himself for trashing the ship? While I think Glow probably gets unjustly upset with them, there's absolutely nothing wrong with blocking people to make your internet experience better, and a lot of the posts were allegedly leaked from a vent channel in a private Discord server.

>>3357523
>A-KAchen didn't get much shit either, although she left because so many people didnt credit her art
And she still isn't getting the credit, sadly. Although I think if she was around today she'd probably get shit due to posting some uncomfortable phase 2 Noodle stuff on her Pixiv galleries. I do love her style though, it's not exactly Jamie's since it has a slightly more anime-style twist to it and tends to be less exaggerated.
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It really is some low tier drama. OP got mad Glow wasn't receptive of their unsolicited criticism and felt as if that warranted a huge online response. Ironically enough a big part of their argument consists in trashing Glow for overreacting, even though the callout itself was prompted by OP's feelings of "oh no, somebody was rude to me on the internet". Goes on to show the decline of fandom culture over the years.

On a lighter note, it seems their post got quite a bit of negative backlash, and although they have yet to backtrack on their statement they've reportedly been crying about it.
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Seems like the caller-out has come out with an apology, although it seems far more like damage control than anything genuine, especially since it's now turned the tables into everyone painting them as the good guy who's done nothing wrong. Typical mob mentality, something I'd expect on Tumblr but certainly not Instagram.
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The whole situation is pretty ridiculous imo. I think Glow has notoriously been overreactive to people's comments in the past, but it was pretty shocking to see that the OP would include posts of a private discord vent to justify their claim that they were "concerned" with Glow's overall well-being. I think they were just concerned with making Glow look as bad as possible to the rest of the fandom, but that kind of blew up in OP's face, didn't it?
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On another note - new Gorillaz mixes came out today on Spotify!
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I love the fact that Jamie and Damon are in on the pickle meme. Although the thought of them delving too deep into the fandom also makes me nervous. Just how much do they know?
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>>3357723
If there's anything I hate is when someone apologizes for a legitimate reason and all their friends come whiteknighting them in the replies. Nothing like stunting your peers personal growth for approval.

In other news, Gorillaz will be storming area 51 it seems.
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Oh shit, one of the links on the maduep poster leads to a homestuck discord invite. How could this happen?
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>>3357723
>something I'd expect on Tumblr but certainly not Instagram
Considering a good part of their sympathizers are 2nu shippers it makes sense they would be disencouraged from posting on Tumblr.

>>3357851
Creators interacting with their fanbase should be a persistent anxiety for everyone, though I wouldn't put it past them to already be somewhat familiarized with the uglier parts of fandom, let us not forget the whole Denholm debacle that unfolded a while ago.
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>>3357855
Does this mean we've peaked or hit rock bottom?
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>>3357844
seems like OP intentionally dig out Glow's information to cover up her hatred towards people who "steal" Hewll's artstyle by pretending to be concerned about them waifuing Noodle

>>3357855
holy shit really??
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>>3357857
>Creators interacting with their fanbase should be a persistent anxiety for everyone
I feel like Jamie is smart enough that he will stay cool with the fandom, no matter what he encounters. My biggest fear with a creator interacting with their fanbase is that they will either take offense from fan-interpretations and attempt to course correct them inside or outside of canon (like JKR pairing Lupin and Tonks together when fans started reading them as gay in HP), or that they will give into pandering and make nonsensical changes to characterizations to please fans (like JKR retroactively making Dumbledore gay when she saw people were upset with the lack of representation). Sometimes when fans realize they have the creator's attention they feel like they can harass and bully them into steering the narrative the way they want it. It's funny that Homestuck was brought up, because exactly that happened to it, and canon acknowledgement of fandom memes was an early warning sign. Luckily, Jamie doesn't strike me as the kind of guy who would easily give into pressures like that.

>let us not forget the whole Denholm debacle that unfolded a while ago.
Please enlighten me. I"m not aware of this debacle.

>>3357869
Homestuck is somewhere deep in the mantle, way beyond rock bottom. (But maybe now my wish for crossover fanart of 2D and Mituna being cute retards together will finally come true).
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>>3357908
So as it turns out, this Murdoc kinnie who'd been dating a Noodle kinnie at the time had messaged Denholm on IG asking him wether or not Murdoc was a pedo. He was repulsed by this prompt, naturally, and reacted as you would've expected him to.
You can read some of the chatlogs here:
http://imgur.com/gallery/QVSiMwl

As for creators engaging, I'm not so much worried about Jamie and co. pandering to an audience either as I'm bothered by the idea of them being directly confronted about cringy shit by their fans. I rather not deal with the second hand embarassment that comes with that kind of aknowledgement.
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>>3357908
Remember how awful the YouTube AMA was last year? It basically boiled down to people asking shipping questions, then shippers taking the replies out of context in order to make it seem like the official account was lying for whatever reason.

>>3357906
Which is weird, because I'd never seen Lora Zombie or more recently Robert Fig get that kind of treatment or infighting between comments, but I feel like there had always been this kind of disconnect between both of them and the fandom in that they'd never really done OC art or really been active in discussions or chat rooms.
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>>3358045
I think that's just it, Glow being so integrated within the community unfortunately just gives others more ammunition. It shouldn't be like that.

In other news, how are people feeling about the supposed Gorillaz "toy" that's supposed to be coming out? Guggimon, a character with the company SuperPlastic (owned by the same guy as KidRobot) mentioned in their instagram comments that they are working on something with Gorillaz...
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>>3357969
>You can read some of the chatlogs here:
>http://imgur.com/gallery/QVSiMwl
Sorry but that sounds fake as hell. If it's somehow not, Denholm is pretty based. That being said, I really hate the fake convo trend that seemed to arise in the fandom.
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>>3358089
It's coming. Seemingly only just a 2D one though?
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>>3358090
It'd be quite relieving if it was the case, though I wouldn't say it's beyond possibility if Denholm's record is anything to go by. On the other hand, there IS a trend as of late for fake chatlogs to surface and people somehow gobble them up, see: 2D dies of ligma, but they usually consist of false announcements, not OP making an ass of themselves for no tangible reason. Ultimately this whole deal would be settled if they just deactivated the DM option in their accounts altogether.
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Sorry for low quality. It's outrageous just how many of Pinterest's artwork can't be reverse searched on Google.

>>3358120
>this whole deal would be settled if they just deactivated the DM option in their accounts altogether
That being said I'm happy they're open to interact with us even in spite of all this crap. And it's not like we haven't gotten any leggit info out of them either, the reliability of each source should definitely be put under scrutiny though.

>>3358045
>Remember how awful the YouTube AMA was last year?
Don't even remind me. Can't say the blame isn't on them to at least some degree, given both the disastrous choice of platform and the fact that they actively chose to aknowledge shipping questions all on their own accord.

>>3358108
And yet more merch im not gonna be able to afford.
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>>3358108
my body is ready. i mean i probably couldn't afford it but im always happy for more official Gorillaz figures
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>>3358045
>Remember how awful the YouTube AMA was last year?
I don't know why I've never gone and read through that whole thing before, but now I wish I hadn't. Why can't fanbases ever just be cool and not embarrass the rest of us?
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>>3358108
Maybe I'll stop saving up for the kidrobot ones on ebay then. That prototype looks fantastic, but I hope they make the rest of the band too. Looks like the pose came from the promo art for the Tranz video.
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What's the best way of finding art from prior to 2015 on tumblr?
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>>3359100
I don't know if there is a good way. My method for finding older fanart on tumblr is to look for dedicated fanart rebloggers and browse through their archive. But I rarely find any that were active before phase 4. I've found a lot more old art on deviant art.
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The thought of lost Gorillaz content fanon or otherwise that'll never get to resurface haunts me.
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>>3359236
c-cute!
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>>3359604
Fuck, I love 2D. Stop making me come back to Gorillaz, /cm/, I thought I was over this qt p2t.
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Also, what's this about 2D having a crying corner? I'm out of the loop.
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>>3359704
The Gorillaz official instagram account posted a bogus poster for a "Maduep Festival", supposedly happening in Area 51 with a bunch of gag attractions including "The Crying Corner hosted by 2D" and a "Pickle measuring contested hosted by Niccals Pickles".

Also, how dare you think you could ever leave this absolute angel.
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>>3359702
you can never escape
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>>3359757
His design seems so simple, yet it's so unique even to this day. That combined with his personality, which I've yet to see imitated or duplicated on any other male character, just makes him literally perfect. Oh, and Nelson De Freitas' adorable voice, RIP.

>tfw no 2D waifu
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The hyperfixation never dies, anon
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>>3359787
Kudos to Jamie for managing to create a recognizable cast with a diverse wardrove.
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Good to know 2D is still miserable
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>>3359787
he's a cute!!
>>3360152
just some anon thirsting on 2D (which is good), cant believe it's almost image limit already
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>>3360152
Im just happy people are willing to indulge still
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>>3360233
what happened in jamaica jamie
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>>3360266
gay shit
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>your favorite fan artists will get bored of Gorillaz and move on before you do
I'm not ready.
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>>3361603
this already happened to me several times. it's depressing to be here since 5 years ago and see so many good artists left
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>>3361603
Who's your favorite? There's not many left.
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>>3361603
One thing to consider is that since we're in the middle of a hiatus right now (possibly even coming up to the end of it), most of the people who are still doing Gorillaz art regularly probably aren't going to be getting bored and leaving any time soon - if they were the type to do that, they'd have left already.
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Gorillaz always seems to drive in new fanartists once it releases a new project either way.
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>>3362076
This is true, but it's depressing when someone has a certain style or way of drawing characters that you love ends up leaving.

>>3361802
Paleimitatorz, Glow, mokairu, therealbleedingheartworks, apebrainz
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>>3362142
Oh I love apebrainz too. Although my favorite fanartists tend to be on the asian side of fandom
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Thank you asian Twitter, very cool.
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>>3362358
@jiplov on Twitter. I think some of their artwork has already been posted on this thread.
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>>3362380
Damn you anon, you beat me to it. Full pic here
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>>3362381
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Say what you may about early 2000s fanart, but man did they have balls.
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>>3362411
Jesus. Fans were different back then.
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>>3362413
being 2D is suffering
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new G-Shock episode on September lads https://g-shock.co.uk/gorillaz
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>>3362664
Called it.
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>>3362413
Asian fandom still has it
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>>3362664
Oh god. The ones last year felt like a kids' show in the worst way possible.
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>>3362744
As I recall it Jamie wasn't actually even involved in making them, no? Either way, they did seem a bit like they were pandering to the whole squeaky-clean tumblr crowd.
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>>3362750
Hopefully the blatant shilling will allow them to fund an actual decent project.
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>>3362751
Gonna be honest, not even sure if it's worth it at this point considering how many of these "big projects" fall through. I'd just be happy with a spiritual successor to Rise of the Ogre with new art, and I'm not even sure that would cost too much to produce either.
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>a spiritual successor to Rise of the Ogre
Highly doubt it would happen, considering Cass is out of the picture. I would've liked some spinoff comics as briefly mentioned during TNN, but I'm not too sure Jamie would be on board with that for Gorillaz after all.
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I think they can do a decent SOMETHING without Cass, though. G Mag had some genuinely funny writing, and I really wouldn't be averse to something like that but on a bigger scale. There's so many ways they could monumentally fuck up a TV show/movie and frankly I don't trust them to do it justice at all, unless it's some kind of mockumentary.
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I don't think it's really possible to please Gorillaz fans. People complained that Phase 4 doesn't have enough "lore", so they made Phase 5, and then they complained that the lore in Phase 5 wasn't good enough.

Personally I don't think Gorillaz needs intense storylines to survive at all. I was there during Phase 3, and it had nowhere near the level of adulation from the fanbase that it does now. Part of me is wondering if it's just from all the new younger fans who see it as a whole, rather than taking into consideration things like 3/4 of the cast being put on the backburner. In any case I'm kind of glad it ended where it did, because the original ending seems incredibly shark-jumpy to me.
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>>3362744
im just happy to see gorillaz again
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>>3362765
Im on board with you here anon. Everyone seems to have vastly different expectations for the band. At the end of the day I think Gorillaz can pull off most anything with the right execution, being dynamic as it is. But we'll just have to see.
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>>3362792
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>>3362752
>I'd just be happy with a spiritual successor to Rise of the Ogre with new art
My ideal project would be a series of comics, mostly accurate to current lore, spanning from phase 0 to present. It would keep the parts of RotO that worked, like D-day and Paula, flesh out some lackluster backstory, and fill in the blanks with regards to things like Jamaica and the failed movie while abridging the parts of RotO that sort of dragged on. Then it could expand on the lore in phases 4 and 5, maybe introduce new elements to give it some dimension, pick up that dropped possession plotline, and set them up for whatever they've got planned next.

But I don't think Jamie is interested in anything that doesn't further the illusion of Gorillaz as a virtual band come to life. Their ultimate goal has always been holograms, but that's a long way off still. They've done mo-cap a few ways now, so I'm not sure where they're going next. Whatever Japan has been working on to bring their waifus to life, I imagine.

An animated Spinal Tap-esque documentary would also be amazing.
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>>3362801
>Jamaica
Just how thirsty are you, anon?
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>>3362803
Jamaica is more than just a place where 2doc might have happened. They recorded the whole first album album there. In two separate interviews 2-D told some crazy story about being kidnapped by a giant vulture named Johnny Bird and taken to a rastafarian medicine man who fed him vegan food. I just think it would be a good place to have shenanigans, especially in Phase 1, which was very SoL.
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>>3362805
Geez anon, you don't need to take the piss out of my joke.
Point aside, we've hit bump limit already and I can't overstate how grateful I am to the anon creating these threads and all the anons partaking in keeping them going. Keep up the good work lads.
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>>3362827
Let me start the next one. Just gotta find a good image.
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Made a new thread here >>3362841.

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