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|Subject: What are "Cool Senior Citizens"? Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:14 pm|| |
Cool Old Man
The effectiveness of a cast member is often determined by his distance from the median age of the cast. They up or down will always be coupled with a lack of effectiveness. The Cool Old Man is an exception to this. At some point, if one character is much older he swings the meter back to 'totally awesome'. In a lot of japanese cartoons, this makes him somewhere around middle age and the only non-clean shaven guy. Expect him to be greying, a loud voice, but in peak physical condition and unafraid of anything.
He usually won't have any special powers but that's only to marginally keep him from intruding on the other's limelight. He usually either has a dated and dramatic but lovable personality or is a complete no-nonsense hard behavior, depending on how the other characters act. Cool Old Woman
Much like its Male Counterpart the Cool Old Guy, the Cool Old Lady is a character, much older than the main cast, but for whatever reason they become deeply attached to her. She can be a "hip" grandma that rollerblades, bungee jumps, can speak the teenage slang without it coming across as Radical, a Matron who's gruff but caring, or a Crazy person who is a joy to have around. Or she could be a kindly old lady who obviously led a very rich life (when she was younger, she bungee jumped, rode a motorcycle, knows the teenage slang of her era but doesn't dare try to incorporate it into her current speech) and regales the cast with saucy stories of her escapades. The fact that she's survived doing all that and lived to that age tells you that you should never never Mess with this Granny.
If the grandma did all the cool stuff in the past, expect her to be low on the Sorting Algorithm of Mortality; on more dramatic shows, she will die by episode's/story arc's end. Often, she is helping all her new younger friends come to terms with their grief rather while being rather at peace with it herself because she "led a good life."
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|Subject: Re: What are "Cool Senior Citizens"? Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:08 pm|| |
My new Hero I want to be the cool Grandma-not sure about the bungee jumping thing though hahahahahah.
I agree with many aspects of this artice. Especially when we see the world Dumbest and these seniors are not afraid to get involved and fight crime.
Give them _ell grandpa!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAH