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Hello, everyone!  The month of July is finally here and look who teleported in – the rainbowfaces! Let’s all give them a welcoming wave. :rainbowwave This month we have a new character showcase for the rainbowfaces, which can be found here.  Please feel welcome to give your own theories about two of LBT’s most mysterious figures.

For our resident fanfiction writers, there are also active fanfiction prompts for the months of June and July, in additional to several optional prompts that can be completed if you want to work on something different.  Details can be found here. We look forward to seeing what you come up with!  :RubyCurious

Rainbowfaces showcase - July 2021

rhombus

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This month we would like to welcome two dinosaurs of mystery! Greetings, rainbowfaces!  Where have you two been?



“That would be telling, wouldn’t it?”

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In this topic please feel free to discuss the rainbowfaces as characters, to share your own creations (fanfics or fanart) concerning them, or to mention some of your favorite fanworks of others involving them.  For a full set of rules please see the 2021 Monthly Character Showcase topic but keep in mind that this is meant to be fun as opposed to any sort of contest.

I will go ahead and get the discussion started with the following questions:

1. What do you think about their disappearance at the end of LBT VII? Do you like them being depicted as overtly out-of-worldly, or do you think that aspect should have been left up to the watcher’s imagination?

2. What is your personal head-canon about what the rainbowfaces are?


Go ahead and check out my fanfictions, The Seven Hunters, Songs of the Hunters, and Menders Tale.


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These two are really cool.
I love the Yellow Bellies.


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Just for the record, here is my personal head-canon for them:



What do you all think?  :rainbowThinking


Go ahead and check out my fanfictions, The Seven Hunters, Songs of the Hunters, and Menders Tale.


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Yeah that's most likely true. I mean what else could they be.
I love the Yellow Bellies.


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I really like the other-worldly aspect of them, it adds to the mysterious, far-away feeling of the series. Makes you wonder what is beyond the mysterious beyond anyway. Maybe these aliens are from our future, too  :rainbowThinking
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Well, I'll concede that the rainbowfaces are definitely interesting, and they're decently entertaining characters even ignoring the elephant in the room. Between the two I prefer the lighter-colored one a bit, she has some good lines.

1.) I consider the reveal at the end to be a point against the movie as a whole - which I must stress that I generally enjoy - and one of the most absurd things to have ever happened in the series. I would have strongly preferred if they executed their departure differently - them just disappearing without any big hurrah would have been a good alternative to the movie's tractor beam(?) exit, and I think that Littlefoot turning back after the distraction to see them sprinting off into the distance and screaming 'Beyond the Mysterious Beyond' as a send-off would have been funny (if not incongruous with the general tone of the characters, I'll gladly admit).

2.) There are two answers I can give here that all coexist inside my head. I'll get the more complicated one out of the way first: this idea is in the context of an old take on the Land Before Time world of mine that I scrapped a few years back that isn't congruent with canon in any way, and had its own modified version of VII that didn't resemble its canon incarnation in every respect; without going into specifics regarding plot, the gist of the idea that the rainbowfaces developed on the same planet and in the same manner as all of the other dinosaurs depicted in the series, but possess human-level intelligence, are even more-well versed than humans in the workings of the cosmos, and have their own cities and technology that reside far beyond the wildernesses depicted in the movies.

In the context of the movies, I just consider them (at least the two depicted in VII) aliens, though I like to think of them as inexplicable alien dinosaurs as opposed to aliens disguised as dinosaurs.


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Having read your fanfic, Rhombus. Tilted 'the seven hunters' (which by the way is esculent work and I am reading it a second time as we speak. As a matter of fact, it inspired me to continue writing my story that I had given up on)

Where was I...? Ah, yes, they do seem like a charming pair. Although, seeing them disappear in a pillar of light  didn't seem very natural to me. It just didn't seem to fit in the lbt universe. But giving it some thought and consideration I've changed my perspective about that.

They seem rather mysterious, and I'd like to believe that they did come from the stars. I would like to know more about them however... :thinking
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What I like about the Rainbowfaces is they added a mystical element to the lbt universe. You now realize out there in Beyond The Mysterious Beyond are dino angels/ aliens watching over the Gang.

I had hoped they would return in a sequel (film) that explores more mysterium in the LBT world. I however, doubt they will.
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