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Old 11-30-2017, 10:31 AM   #41
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I always saw April as someone to hang out with. Never saw her as a mother to them.

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Old 11-30-2017, 04:29 PM   #42
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Always considered April a peer. Any sibling, mother, or love interest relationship was too weird for me for the turtles.
The 2012 series has grown on me recently, but the "Apritello" thing still creeps me out.
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:34 PM   #43
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It doesn't really go anywhere, and it makes sense one of the Turtles would be attracted to April. They've been doing this since the first movie.
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:45 PM   #44
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The 2012 series has grown on me recently, but the "Apritello" thing still creeps me out.
I don't know that it would bother me nearly so much if Don wasn't such a Nice Guy about it.
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Old 11-30-2017, 04:55 PM   #45
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Singling out Donnie as having a crush on April in the Nick show bothered me for some reason. I'm not against the idea per se, but the way it was handled in this show.

In the other versions, it felt like all the turtles hit on her occassionally and/or found her attractive but never felt like anything more than lighthearted fun that both the turtles and april were aware of.

Here, it felt more stalker-ish from Donnie's side and not really funny except for the first few times. If they really wanted to make this part of the show so prominent as it was, I would've preferred it if Casey and April got together and Donnie learns to accept it instead of playing it for laughs.

It would've made for some good character development for both Donatello and Casey Jones, especially the latter who got way too flanderized as the show went on. A shame since I thought Nick Casey Jones had a great design, voice talent and potential.

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Old 11-30-2017, 08:45 PM   #46
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I don't know that it would bother me nearly so much if Don wasn't such a Nice Guy about it.
Yeah, I always figured someone with Donatello's traits and personality would be an aloof schizoid asshole if he was in love with someone...attempting to compartmentalize his feelings and understand them at the same time.
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