And by the way, crap.
I spent a couple hours on the plane to Toronto writing an incredibly vitriolic post that went point for point on the post Stephen had said I was evading...
...only to land, log on, and see this:
You got it.
I'll say it up front - I'm not an encyclopedia of animation history, I just know what I like and I try to learn as I go.
But I am more than willing to learn from you, as well as talk (at the very least) about my theories on what I like in cartoons and how I like to produce them, as long as it's not some sort of ambush and I'm going to end up dead in a dumpster with a pencil jabbed through my heart and a wacom tablet smashed against my head.
(Note I used both pencil and technology out of respect to the evolving nature of the industry.)
I'll also winnow down the other post, as there's a lot of my theory in there and post that another day.
In the meantime... writers? Feel free to proactively talk about your influences (animated and written) and how it's shaped what you do.