Novacom and Blackgaard sagas: Parallels

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Novacom and Blackgaard sagas: Parallels

Postby LizzieG » Sat Jul 22, 2006 7:32 pm

I thought it was interesting how, near the beginning of both sagas, there is a rival "kid place" in town that Whit and one of his employees visit - with Eugene at Blackgaard's Castle, and with Nick at the Novacom Kids Center. I'm sure most of you already picked up on that, but I didn't see any topics on it so I thought I'd mention it. What other parallels between the two sagas do you guys notice?

Also, just like Blackgaard made two visits to Odyssey, it's a given (at least to me) that Novacom isn't finished yet.
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Postby Applesauce » Sat Jul 22, 2006 8:08 pm

I once wrote up a list of all the parallels I found in the Blackgaard and Novacom sagas. I lost the list and I don't remember everything on there, but somehow I never thought about the Blackgaard's Castle/Novacom Kid's Center connection. I guess because the Kid's Center had such a small part in the overall story.

Let's see...connections I made:
1. A "salvation" episode
-Blackgaard: Eugene/Time Has Come
-Novacom: Aubrey/Under the Influence
2. Main character arrested:
-Blackgaard: Jason
-Novacom: Tom
3. Character injured and goes to hospital near the end of saga:
-Blackgaard: Richard Maxwell
-Novacom: Cal
4. Character "converted" from bad guy to good guy:
-Blackgaard: Richard Maxwell
-Novacom: Monica and Arthur Dent

That's all I can think of now. I think there's more.
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Postby snowflake » Mon Jul 24, 2006 4:10 pm

that's cool!

i never thought about it really.
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Postby Jacob Isom » Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:53 pm

I still want to know how Margaret Faye fits into the works. There was talk several years ago of her coming back during the Novacom Saga.

As for similarities... did anyone catch the two explosions: one in the Novacom Saga and one in the Blackgaard Saga? The tower on Tom's leased land blew up, while Whit's End's Underground Railroad tunnel blew up.
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Postby WindowWasher » Sun Jul 30, 2006 10:26 am

I don't really consider Monica a "bad guy". The things she did was based on guilt and wanting to correct the things she did wrong. Unfortunately, she made some bad decisions and and went about it the wrong way. I always considered her a good person who went astray.

Richard Maxwell was getting into trouble since we first met him and really didn't have a change of heart until the end of DBD.

Blackgaard, well some people will never change.
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Postby Applesauce » Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:48 pm

WindowWasher wrote:I don't really consider Monica a "bad guy". The things she did was based on guilt and wanting to correct the things she did wrong. Unfortunately, she made some bad decisions and and went about it the wrong way. I always considered her a good person who went astray.

True, but Monica was portrayed as a villain in the series until the very end, when we learned of the circumstances behind her actions and she changed her ways. She was working on the wrong side for most of the saga, just like Richard.
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Postby Jacob Isom » Sun Jul 30, 2006 3:11 pm

WindowWasher wrote:I don't really consider Monica a "bad guy". The things she did was based on guilt and wanting to correct the things she did wrong. Unfortunately, she made some bad decisions and and went about it the wrong way. I always considered her a good person who went astray.


A lot of people justify their actions by saying that there's a lot of good in themselves. We have to watch that we don't take on this incorrect philosophy of life. We are all desperately wicked. I'm probably the most wicked one on here...

I beg to differ. Monica acted as a criminal. She was a bad guy, but she did have a change of heart.

As the Bible says, "There is none righteous, no not one." We are all born basically wretched, sinful people. We cannot be born "good."
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