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rhombus

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Guido Showcase - May 2019
« on: May 01, 2019, 12:24:31 AM »
Pssttt... Guido, you're on!



Heh... go on out there, Guido!  The fans aren't THAT scary!

In this topic please feel free to discuss Guido as a character, to share your own creations (fanfics or fanart), or to mention some of your favorite fanworks of others involving this character.  For a full set of rules please see the Monthly Character Showcase topic but keep in mind that this is meant to be fun as opposed to any sort of contest.

Just to get things started I will pose an initial series of questions to the Guido fanatics on the forum: What were your initial impressions of Guido and how did they change over time?  Also, are there any ideas involving Guido that you would like to see explored in fanfiction or fanart?

Rhombus: We will change up the Guido icons a bit later.


Go ahead and check out my fanfictions, The Seven Hunters, Songs of the Hunters, and Mender's Tale
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Re: Guido Showcase - May 2019
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2019, 12:00:17 PM »
Guido to me has always been that sort of unwarranted character, though I can't speak for everyone. With only one appearance in LBT: XII, and in the TV series, he never really became an interesting character to me, although his demeanor is somewhat amusing to watch. :DD

I personally would like to know a bit more of his backstory. Like where did he come from or such, maybe that would make him more interesting to me then, but it's hard to say for sure what my feelings would be of him then.

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Re: Guido Showcase - May 2019
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2019, 04:32:00 PM »
Guido is very unknown to me, considering that I've only seen him in the TV series and I didn't watch The Great Day of Flyers yet. But so far, I think he's a pretty adorable character paired up with Petrie. It's cute to watch his moments of fright. Both of them seem pretty similar in demeanor. But yeah, I don't have a lot of information to form a well constructed opinion on him, and considering the only other appearance being in one movie, my opinion would stay neutral most likely.
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Re: Guido Showcase - May 2019
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2019, 09:18:34 PM »
He's a super cute character in his appearances, especially when paired with Petrie. :DD Not much to say beyond that really.

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Re: Guido Showcase - May 2019
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 03:58:14 PM »
So I just rewatched LBT 12 to be able to comment on Guido's character some more! What a fun, lovable, feathery goofball! He seems to have very little memory of who he is or where he came from, kind of like the character Dory from Finding Nemo. Together with the gang he tries to figure out what he is! He tries to fit in with each of the gang's families and eventually settles with Petrie even though he claims to know nothing about flying. Turns out that he can fly, and not just that, but he is also brave enough to try and save Tricia that has fallen into the river.

While I was discussing the character with Ducky123, we both weren't too sure whether Guido is a kid or an adult. He sounds/acts like neither in particular, haha. Well either way, he seems to try his best to fit in with everyone and at the same time giving out some useful advice to his friends. My favorite quote has to be "I can't even chew, how do you expect me to fly?" (or something like that :D )

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Re: Guido Showcase - May 2019
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2019, 03:53:50 AM »
I believe he's more of a glider than a flyer, but take it how you like. And the part about if he is a kid or an adult, seems to me he is a bit of both. He can act childish one minute, then be all serious and adult like the next.

And I agree with you, Mumbling, that line is definitely a good one. Guido, are you a comedian?  :)

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Re: Guido Showcase - May 2019
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2019, 02:39:22 PM »
Guido has feathers! I believe that was what struck me first when I initially saw him, as Land Before Time was trying to follow an accurate depiction of microraptor gui.

Anyway, Guido is oddly charming. His quirky, second-guessing personality (try and count how many times he tries to seek a second opinion from Petrie or any of the others in the film: "YOU CAN FLY!" by the gang to him after he questions himself on how he left the valley at the climax is a big one) makes him relatable to me. Confidence is not easy to bolster.

What really sells Guido as a character for me as compared to many characters introduced in the newer post-LBT X films however, is his voice and animation. In Great Day of the Flyers, he flounders, he jitters, he's basically constantly moving. His voice by Rob Paulsen is stellar as well, it makes him sound cute and well, out of place in the valley, though opting for said voice actor is especially ironic given that Rob Paulsen also voiced Rinkus, a flyer on the complete opposite end of the spectrum in terms of confidence and poise. The long story short is that as his personality plays off other characters (Petrie especially) excellently, Guido never really feels boring or annoying... well, except when he's sleepwalking. But that's besides the point, it's a flaw of the film's climatic act script as a whole.

I also second @Anagnos for a Guido backstory. Oddly enough, his past was hand-waved and never explained, with the film simply writing it off with by stating that he got to the Great Valley besides sleep-gliding into it and never elaborating on it.
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Re: Guido Showcase - May 2019
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2019, 07:48:32 PM »
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My favorite quote has to be "I can't even chew, how do you expect me to fly?" (or something like that :D )
I'm more of a fan of "Of course he gets confused when he flies with you, your rear ends look just like your faces, so how can he tell which way to go?" Makes it even better with his awkward delivery of the joke :lol But yeah, he does have some good lines here and there.

I'm actually a fan of LBT12 as it focuses on character development for both Cera and Petrie and less on adventure and running away from sharpteeth. With this we get a guest character to help fill the roll of this development for Petrie (and a small amount for Cera with One of a Kind). Because of this I feel like Guido is a much more fleshed out guest character over someone like Mo.

Knowing more about his backstory would be nice, though I understand that him not knowing and being alone was part of helping Cera and Petrie out. Would be cool if we learned more about him in his TV episode or something.

Finally, gotta do some sort of drawing for him. Just grabbed a quick reference off google but I haven't really drawn him much before so it was fun to do.