I wish it was socially acceptable to wear whatever we want and I’m just not talking about revealing clothes I’m talking about togas and full on Victorian dress and evening gowns for the hell of it. I mean imagine if people went around dressed like elves or dwarves from Lord of the Rings it would be fabulous I mean have you seen how hot that stuff makes you
Because that’s the thing about Scooby-Doo: The bad guys in every episode aren’t monsters, they’re liars. I can’t imagine how scandalized those critics who were relieved to have something that was mild enough to not excite their kids would’ve been if they’d stopped for a second and realized what was actually going on. The very first rule of Scooby-Doo, the single premise that sits at the heart of their adventures, is that the world is full of grown-ups who lie to kids, and that it’s up to those kids to figure out what those lies are and call them on it, even if there are other adults who believe those lies with every fiber of their being. And the way that you win isn’t through supernatural powers, or even through fighting. The way that you win is by doing the most dangerous thing that any person being lied to by someone in power can do: You think.
-Ask Chris #81: Scooby-Doo and Secular Humanism (via missshirley)
A little-known bit of trivia which DD may not have mentioned - writing scripts for Scooby-Doo* financed the unpaid time needed to write So You Want To Be A Wizard.
(*She had nothing to do with introducing Scrappy…) (via ozymandias314)
Quite. (The redoubtable Mark Evanier was responsible for introducing Scrappy. (But was not responsible for him, except insofar as any writer can be forced to take responsibility for something that the Upper-Ups insisted must be made.)