Sunday, April 12, 2015

Dan Dreiberg - The Nite Peep

"The Nite Peep", Briana Esparza, DVC
Easter 2015 has come and gone and The Washington Post's (in)famous Peeps show has melted into oblivion with entries from "The Assasination of Peepraham Lincoln" to "White House Trespeepers." 

Between the sticky pages, the literary entries in Minnesota's Twincities contest featured "Moby Dick" and a "Doctor Peepenstein" video (hysterical and comes with a parental warning).

Fortune Magazine has reported on the marshmellowy phenomenon that sent "Hollywood  Director Adam Rifkin (Detroit Rock City, The Chase) to look into acquiring film and TV rights to Peeps. 'There is a cult of Peeps out there,' Rifkin said. 'People get crazy obsessed with creating these elaborate and hilarious Peeps dioramas.'"

But who needs Hollywood or national newspapers when there are creative people squishing through our own hallowed academic halls--plus we get to meet characters like the Nite Peep as he sits atop his beloved Archie ready to save the common peeples from expansion and subsequent deflation. (Do you know what happens to peeps in a microwave?)

This year's national contests were a little disappointing due to the scarcity of peep related comic entries, thankfully Freshman Composition readers of Watchmen did not disappoint. In addition to Watchpeep, what other literary titles and/or characters could benefit from some peepification?

3 comments:

  1. Veidt! Dragon ball z, "peepraham Lincoln" , you can peepify anybody !

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  2. I would say the Teen Titans would benefit quite well when its peepified. I can't really think of a creative names for the characters but pobin, peeporg, beast peep, star peep and paven or raven peep will be good alternative names to match their peepification. Beast peep will seem easier to make funny references about since he can change to any animal he wants to, thus we can make him the bird peep, bunny peep or a new peep that can be sculpted into another animal, he could also be a green colored peep. Cyborg peep could have silver sprinkles topped on him to make him look more metallic so it will align with his name of "cyborg". Star Fire could be an orange peep with some details of purple to match her clothing and maybe green marshmallows near her arms to match her powers color. For raven she can have multiple colors with hoods such as white or red along with her original color of purple to match her different and herself personalities. As for Robin peep he can have a straw as his pole weapon, with a mask, cape and a multicolored body to match his clothing as well.

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  3. Well i mean creating a new peep is like creating a new cartoon character. Having a broad spectrum of possibilities in your imagination, allows you to create anything you want. I think this is a good idea for youngster to distract from their screens and games and put little bit work in imagination. Because nowadays in the world of developed technology kids stay kids not for long because again everything is available to them. Kids imagination disappears in the very young age, computers just substitute it . Thats the biggest problem of our society. I thought that this blog was stupid and useless but when look at it from a different perspective it gives opportunity how much is your imagination developed or if its not developed enough? should we ask people that question? I think that answers wont be satisfying.

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