|Boomer The Dog |
I'm surprised too, but then, in the late 1990s I was in a save the rovers fan club, with a website on Tripod or Geocities and e-mail newsletters. I have to bark, being in the show's rescue scene for the Rovers like I was, there were some really rabid fans out there, and I could see them keeping the faith that long.
5 strs for the nostalgia, not that much was happening there in the video. I would have liked a sudden scream at the end, or a bark!
Well I'll be fucked, the SOS website is still up!
Ten years abandoned and still not 404'd. Most of the links are dead and looted, but the main page is perfectly preserved, still as it was in the moment of it's death.
Holy shit. That website is an amazing time capsule. To think back in the day most websites looked like complete shit.
Boomer The Dog
I was really into watching Road Rovers for a while, taping the new show each week, then watching that episode every night before bed until the next new one. It was cool and really advanced to me as a cartoon goes, realistic Canine anthro Dogs, less cartoony voicing, and pretty strong personalities.
It seemed like there was enough life in Rovers for another series, but there was some kind of friction, one of the people involved came out with an rant article about how he drew kids' cartoon trash, not naming the show, but what he described was exactly the Rovers.
Yeah, cool site Homer. It would be a matter of taste, but I like the way that site looks, I think a lot of the web today looks bland, like Facebooks, Twitter, all are content managed templates.
With Save Our Sailors, the writer of the page likely was the site's designer too, and had to think about where everything would be laid out. I think it's an art that's being lost.
Now it looks like I need to do my own Road Rovers fan page, and get paid in wet tennis balls.. ;)
It amazed me, back in the day when the Portal of Evil was still a going concern, how many obsessive adult - well, nominally adult- fans there were of mediocre animated piffle that most people barely paid attention to in the first place.
Have they ever heard of Kickstarter?
I was 10 when this show was on and me and my best friend (who I swear was a furry, before any of us knew there was a word for that sorta thing) were obsessed with it, after it got cancelled I lost interest.
Boomer The Dog
What's the fetish for Rovers, I haven't heard of one, and it's not an interest in Furry that I've seen, except being mentioned that it's Furry related.
It would be interesting if there was a Rovers fetish..
Checking around DA, the most popular subject seems to be extra-busty versions of the girl dog, gay muscle-man versions of the boy dogs coming in second. There's a smattering of more specific fetishes - tickling, vore, bondage, weight gain, you know, all the usual stuff - but there does not seem to be any one standout fetish. A lot of fandoms are dominated by one or two fetishes: Willy Wonka fandom and inflation, Kaa fandom and hypnosis, Inspector Gadget fandom and peril/DiD, and so forth. But the Road Rovers fans seem to be united only in their common love of oily, half-nude Road Rovers.
The Road Rovers fetish is for Road Rovers.
Boomer The Dog
Hi Homer, I don't think I've seen even one fetish picture of the Rovers, but the group I was in was just about one thing, saving the show, and it hadn't developed it's own art community yet.
I'd think it could have an interest in scientific transformation of non-anthro to anthro Dogs, that's something I could see, and Shag could make a good macro animal, and of course the sexualized Rovers as you saw, especially Colleen.
I was watching Road Rovers a short time before I learned about the Furry fandom. I also was watching Animaniacs with Runt the dumb Sheepdog, and was into the Woof! series where Eric turns into a Dog. They were showing on Disney Channel in the mid 1990s and I thought Woof! great!
Road Rovers is one of the only cartoons I know of that it seems like furries are, quite literally, the only fans it had. I only saw it once, and coincidentally the episode I saw was the last episode. It just doesn't seem like it had the fanbase (much less has the fanbase today) to make such a revival happen easily.
Then again, TV and film producers are so strapped for ideas now I wouldn't put this past ever happening. Hell, I never, ever, in a million years thought my beloved Sailor Moon would get a mass revival with a new series and a brand new english dub of the old series. I also never would have thought Jem would be back on television in the 2010s but that happened too.
Boomer The Dog
I was into Rovers not too long before I found out that Furry existed and got on line. I do think it fits the Furry demo, decently drawn anthro Dogs that have strong, if kind of common personalities.
I really need to watch them again, the last time was probably in the late 1990s. I think there's enough substance to bring it back, and I wouldn't mind, I'd like to see more on Colleen and Hunter's puppy love for each other and where that goes. I always liked their voices on the show, nice and smooth.
It does seem like the Rovers are all over though, it's been so long that they haven't wanted to do it.
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