The Ah! My Goddess: Bad Goddess and Marller Gets a Spinoff Video Comics were conceived by a Zombie Life TV intern at Austin Public Access as a Storyboarded Practical Joke Pitch Third Season intended to shock the original show producers and audience into a state of disbelief that something as outspoken and tongue in cheek as it was could ever be made. It was made without the knowledge or permission of Kodansha or Kosuke Fujishima for the Ah My Goddess Internet Community. As Kevin Neece did not attempt to secure the rights to the characters, or the photo backgrounds he used, or the photoshopped actor likenesses he used, or anything else, the series can never be legally released on DVD/BluRay through a Legal Distributor, but is available on YouTube and Archive.org. It is considered a Student Fan Film, and interestingly enough, features an Arthouse Subtext making it a Psychological Allegory film series disguised as a South Park/Doctor Who Spoof of Ah! My Goddess.
In addition to Kevin' trial and failure editing projects inspiring Skuld's mid-life crisis in The Bad Goddess Who Fell to Earth Episode, Skuld's restaurant franchise, Casa De La Skuld, is also a metaphor for the insanity of Zombie Life TV's evolution from a Paranoid Conspiracy Discussion show to a Goth Punk Pagan Variety Show that increasingly tried to top itself every week by packing in more and more acts. Charlie Day's "Art is about Restriction" scene is directly inspired by filmmaker Josh Becker, who has dedicated his life to writing essays to get young filmmakers to follow proper screenwriting structure, even if he has to beat it into them with his outspoken film opinions. Skuld's technology leak stated at the end represents Kevin's guilty conscience and second thoughts about remaking Alamo Drafthouse's entire show from scratch, and extends itself into the Assault on Yggdrasil incident when a cyber terrorist takes advantage of the leak to try and take down Yggdrasil Central. At the end of Bad Goddess Assault on Yggdrasil, The Almighty offers Skuld forgiveness stating that what she did pointed out the security flaws in their system, and should they choose to address them, may help save them from future attacks. A few months after writing the story, Kevin linked all of Alamo Drafthouse's preshow material he collected on youtube as playlists and tried to properly credit the original editors. Alamo appeared to let it go, some of them even thanked him, although someone did eventually erase his victory account. Kevin tries to explain to the audience the metaphorical nature of this story in Bad Goddess What is the Meaning of All This, though it may somewhat confuse them as to what all of this had to do with Ah My Goddess in the first place. Kevin states that Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek introduced him to Ah My Goddess through their Anime at the Alamo show back in 2011.
When Kevin decided to use live action backgrounds for the Bad Goddess Video Comic, he chose the background photos for Nekomi, Japan (featured in the first episode before Planet Earth is destroyed), from online photos of Kosuke Fujishima's hometown of Chiba, Japan. According to the fans on Goddess Project, Chiba is the closest geographical location with a layout that resembles what Fujishima imagined in the Oh My Goddess universe. Kevin has no way of knowing if the Buddhist Temple he used is the same one that inspired the Tarhiki-Hong Temple in the Anime Series, but feels it's close enough.
There's a Bad Goddess episode called Renaissance World, that's missing major scenes and plot points. This is a joke homage to an episode of Gavin Stone's Fanservice that Kevin worked on where Sherwood Renaissance Fair came on as guests and gave the best performance of the show's entire run... and the entire episode cut off after the first five minutes due to a faulty hard drive. Kevin also makes fun of how Eddie Rotten repeatedly got cut off mid air by cutting off his narrator character, Kevin from the Other Dimension, mid-sentence at the end of Bad Goddess Let's Get a Pizza.
In the Bad Goddess episode, The Rejected Sequel, Kevin Neece openly admits at the beginning of the movie that the inspiration to turn Ah! My Goddess into a universe that survived the Nuclear Holocaust, was inspired by Donald Trump "winning" the election. That much is true. But there's another inspiration nobody is aware of. In the story, the Pagan Goddesses that run Heaven find themselves comically overwhelmed with overpopulation due to the entire human race on Planet Earth being wiped out at the same time, and are forced to take the intolerant Christians into their homes as refugees. This is actually metaphorical of Alamo Drafthouse's handling of the Star Wars Force Awakens advance tickets sales. Like the Angels who had been preparing for Ragnarok their entire lives, Alamo Drafthouse spent the entire year preparing their servers for the tickets to go on sale, but when the system went live, despite all of their efforts, the demand for Star Wars caused the system to crash anyways leading to chaos at all of the theater locations as everyone stormed the theaters to get their tickets in person. Oh, by the way, in case you haven't noticed yet, Kevin has a thing for Allegory movies like The Swimmer and Emperor of the North Pole.
In Bad Goddess Love in an Elevator, Charlie Day tries to reach out to Sayoko with this speech: "...but life has a way of putting them in their place... life has a way of showing them the truth" "And what is that truth? That we're all a bunch of soulless monsters?" "No... that it takes a lifetime of heartbreak to learn humility." What Kevin really means by this is: the heartbreak you suffer that teaches you humility can feel like a lifetime.
Kevin claims that he sent his crossover tribute episode Bad Goddess Let's Get a Pizza to director Ralph Bakshi's facebook page. The response was "Congratulations, Good Work." Bear in mind, Bakshi may have just been telling him what he wanted to hear, or it could've been his webmaster.
When Kevin was in the finishing process of the Bad Goddess video comic series, he decided to skip out on making the finale movie titled The Keys of Marinus Serial, because he wasn't sure if the meta nature of his story would translate. He was also suffering from stress and sleep deprivation. His wife received a phone call that night that their sixteen year old nephew Dylan Gutierrez had commit suicide by hanging himself in his closet. Kevin immediately sat down and edited the entire movie in one straight shot over a period of 48 hours so he could put a memorial for Dylan in the finale of the film. He also re-wrote the story to imply that his narrator character commit suicide and his soul becomes trapped within the confines of the story, his punishment for flipping off God the entire series, and that the auto-biographical chapter titled "Once There Was a Boy" was about the angelic characters telling the story of his life to metaphorically decide whether he should be shown forgiveness or sent to hell. Shortly after completion, he received distress text messages from his thirteen year old daughter at the funeral. The family fighting had gotten so intense that she had locked herself in the bathroom and begged him to come and get her. Kevin was forced to explain that what she was witnessing was how suicide can completely destroy a family.
Bad Goddess might actually be the first time an entire fan fiction series was turned into a full season anime series, and the only reason for that is because Kevin figured out a context that allowed him to do all of the work himself using stock animation he screen captured off the first two seasons of Ah! My Goddess. Hence, it cost nothing to make (except his willpower and his sanity), and nobody really knew he was doing it in time to stop him until it was already finished and online. The context is to die for. Instead of actually going through the process of hiring animators and voice actors, the Storyboard Pitch for the show IS THE SHOW. And because the dialogue is just a bunch of subtitles, the scenes can be ad-libbed during the photoshop animation/subtitling process. The Ah My Goddess Fan Fiction Community actually dates all the way back to the early 1990s, so it seems only fair that at least one series exist to represent it.
Marller Gets a Spinoff: Before the Firefight is the only Bad Goddess episode to feature actual onscreen nudity. This is because it's a satire of the anime classic Ghost in the Shell, and as The Major performs all of her action scenes in the nude, it was somewhat unavoidable. Kevin makes this tidbit a major source of comedy as Marller is completely freaked out by the perversity on display between The Major and Najica from Najica Blitz Tactics, and the characters ponder the meaning of their existence in the Anime Industry.
There's an amusing parallel between Doctor Who and Fright Night in the Bad Goddess universe. Doctor Who's David Tennant plays Peter Vincent in the remake of Fright Night. And Fright Night's Stephen Geoffreys is photoshop cast as Doctor Who in Bad Goddess. Adding to the hilarity, in Sorority Bad Goddesses at the Slime Bowl a Rama, Stephen Geoffreys Doctor What is tricked by the Goddesses into taking them to a Bowling Alley in the movie universe of Fright Night Part 2 for Skuld's Birthday Party where they are attacked by the Vampire Cast of Joel Shumacher's The Lost Boys. Stephen Geoffreys famously bailed out on reprising his Evil Ed character in Fright Night Part 2 in favor of a a starring role in Robert Englund's 976-EVIL. Hence, the Goddesses try to give him an alternate reality of the other road he may have taken as a sort of moral confidence booster. He isn't too happy about the situation, either. How do you think William Katt would feel if you jumped him from House to House 2: The Second Story.
The Fate of Marller and Welsper in Marller Gets a Spinoff Season Two is going to be decided by a medieval game of Alquerque played between Welsper and the Dragon Eye in Ex-Driver, Will Follow. The idea is logically simple, somewhat similar to a Choose Your Own Adventure Book. Kevin from the Other Dimension is going to pick thirteen random anime titles from his Anime Mashup 2000 video mashups and label each title Game #1-13. He will then have a couple of professionals sit down and play out the match of Alquerque in Welsper and the Dragon Eye's place to map out how the game is presented in the Animated Version. If Welsper's Player wins a game, he gets a clue aiming him towards that Anime Show listed for that Game... and if he loses, he doesn't. Hence Kevin from the Other Dimension has left the future of Marller Gets a Spinoff out of his hands... it will be decided by Fate and Serendipity.
During Kevin Neece's internship at Austin Public Access, Zombie Life TV producer Michael Ludlow had an interesting Bad Goddess story to tell. When Kevin gave him an envelope of Bad Goddess episodes to check on his progress, Michael accidentally left them in his truck, which got broken into and stolen. The truck was later found by the police in Lago Vista, TX, it's license plates stripped. The only reason they were able to identify the vehicle and return it to Michael Ludlow, was because the thief had took no notice of the Bad Goddess Fan Club envelope tucked in the seat. When the cops returned the Bad Goddess Fan Club envelope to him, they were afraid to open it to see what it was, out of fear that it might be pornography and an invasion of Michael Ludlow's privacy. When Michael told Kevin the story, they both broke down laughing. Bad Goddess had such terrible luck finding it's audience, that even the thieves and the police didn't want it.
The Bad Goddess Anniversary Special is more than just a comedy... it's a horror film... where Kosuke Fujishima's marriage situation is metaphorically acted out by Ah My Goddess characters. Kevin says the aim was not to attack Fujishima, but to shame the internet news outlets and fan community who tried to scandalize him as the entertainment gossip spectacle of the week, by showing them up close and personal what a situation similar to that may have felt like. Once you see it, you can't unsee it. You've been warned.
The backgrounds rarely change behind the characters during their dialogue scenes to give off the impression of a public access teleplay shot in front of a green screen. Public access shows also like to swipe their background materials from source material available on the internet.
The first Doctor What adventure is inspired by a nightmare Kevin suffered due to a bad reaction to his Bi-Polar medication. In the nightmare, Doc Brown and Marty McFly were visiting this hotel that's carved into a mountain to dig out an alien spaceship as a prototype for the time machine in Back to the Future. During their visit, they run into the entire cast of the 1980s slasher movie Slaughter High, and watch them get bumped off one by one by the creature from Troma's Monster in the Closet. Kevin was completely shocked by how the final completed episode matched his vision. The only thing missing from the original script was the Time Scrambler Chase, which couldn't be visualized using the techniques Kevin was using. In the nightmare, the chase scene felt like he was watching brain damage, as Doc Brown flew straight into a mountain that was disintegrating in reverse time lapse to reveal a damaged decayed spaceship rebuilding itself in reverse.
Bad Goddess Season Two The Pilot was conceived after Kevin pulled an all-nighter trying to hunt down all of the music videos he saw Alamo Drafthouse use for their New Years Eve Dance Party. Somewhere around 8am, Kevin snapped from lack of sleep and wrote out the 15 page short story straight through in one shot without taking his fingers off the keys. It reads as a sort of subconscious psychological motivation speech on how to overcome writer's block (leading him to wonder if it was really the Goddesses that wrote it). He was then kept up even further due to family obligations, and later that night, he was so hazy that he wrote a follow-up story called You Never Go Full Meta, where the Goddesses of Fate have a horrifying realization that if Kevin from the Other Dimension writes every word that comes out of their mouths, then he must be a higher power than the Almighty featured in their TV show. This was meant as an ironic metaphor for how people constantly blame God for all of their bad life decisions. At the end of the story, Kevin gives a heartfelt apology through Keiichi Morisato, as if he had reached a state where he thought he was talking to a real person. When he woke up the next morning, it was the strangest story he had ever read, and it got even funnier when he photoshop edited it together with the Ah My Goddess soundtrack.
Kevin was called out as a thief by a French Photographer for using her Three Norns models without asking, even though she openly admitted that the movie was funny. She didn't care, in her eyes, he had undermined her and no answer he could give was going to change her mind. Ironically, the reason she found out about it was because Kevin sent her the finished episode in hopes that she would get a laugh out of it. Kevin sourced all of his photoshop background materials off a yahoo images just as a public access show would, and just assumed everything that he used had been downloaded a thousand times over as desktop backgrounds. His only response, was that as his hobby was video mixtaping, calling him a thief was redundant. Even thieves can have something passionate to say about the human condition, and it was worth throwing away any chance he would ever have at a career just to see Bad Goddess visualized.
Bad Goddess The Keys of Marinus Serial is named after a classic Doctor Who serial (with William Hartnell). In the Doctor Who version, the Gang have to travel to five different planets (and five completely different adventures) to find the five missing Keys of Marinus to shut down a Doomsday Device. In the Bad Goddess version, Kevin from the Other Dimension is forced to write a seven part serial at gunpoint without taking his fingers off the keys. The plot revolves around Doctor What, Natsumi, Otaki, and Urd traveling to five different planets named after the Goddesses to find the missing officers from You're Under Arrest, who got separated during the confusion after Planet Earth was destroyed in a Nuclear Holocaust. Each planet has a different theme relating to it's goddess (Belldandy = Present, Urd = Past, Skuld = Future, Peorth = Love, Lind = War). As Kevin from the Other Dimension slowly begins to run out of ideas, the story takes various surprise fake out twists and turns, and he subconsciously falls into his past memories trying to keep the story going to save his life. Kevin states that the film is so tongue in cheek silly, that it's the closest you will ever see to an Ah My Goddess Monty Python film.
The Evangelion Must Die comedy short is based on the legend that Ah My Goddess went on hiatus and failed to come back for a third season because the entire animation staff got booked out from under them for the Evangelion movies. In reality, it was just one of the animation directors and everyone needed a break. In the story, the Goddesses try to hire Doctor What to use his time machine to travel back in time and assassinate the creators of Evangelion before it comes into existence, on the theory that if the Evangelion movies were never made, Ah My Goddess would have a real season three with it's original creators instead of a bootleg season three based on a work of fan fiction. Amusingly, Kevin has never actually sat down and watched Evangelion. He doesn't know anything about who created it or what it's about. It wasn't important to the story, and he thought it would funnier if he never watched it.
The Girl Meets World Sequel is Kevin's nickname for the Ah My Goddess Internet Community's fan theory that if Kosuke Fujishima had continued the manga from where he left off, then the central focus of Ah My Goddess would've been about Belldandy and Keiichi's children, with the main characters stepping to the side for back up and moral support. While this would be a logical place to go, Kevin was sick to death of this premise because it's been overused in sitcoms such as Boy Meets World and Full House and probably a bunch of others. He thought a Post Apocalyptic Satire about the Nekomi Gang jumping into other people's movies and anime shows with a Public Access parody of Doctor Who would be much more entertaining.
During his internship with Zombie Life TV, Kevin collaborated on a Pittsburgh Penguins Ice Hockey background mixtape via email as a favor to Michael Ludlow. In Michaels own words, Kevin had gone from the Blacklist to the A-List. As it turned out, the makers of the commercial were Director BC Furtney and Producer JB Destiny, both of whom worked with actor Stephen Geoffreys on the film, New Terminal Hotel. Kevin had already cast Stephen Geoffreys as The Second Doctor What in the online Bad Goddess fan fiction series and considered the coincidence as serendipity, which ties into the theme that Belldandy, Urd, and Skuld are the Goddesses of Fate. As it turned out, it was a harbinger of doom. Kevin's impartial opinion of New Terminal Hotel somewhat annoyed BC Furtney, hence he burned his bridges. BC Furtney's insult response to Kevin was, "So you want to be a director... let me know when you release your first movie." Being that Kevin had no original stories to tell, he went out and made Bad Goddess The Anime Video Comic.
The reason that no actors are credited for Bad Goddess is because it's a video comic that uses photoshop likenesses and doesn't feature a voice cast, as recording a voice cast crosses the line into professional production rather than a student fan film. According to Kevin, it makes more sense to acknowledge the actors in the special thanks credits, than to credit them for a performance that they weren't aware of and ultimately amounted to just a bunch of subtitles standing in front of a photograph. Kevin has repeatedly experimented with just himself doing all of the lines as the Public Access Narrator that is "pitching" the show, and perhaps he'll go through with it someday, but he doesn't feel that it's the version that fans want to see. Even if he does it, he isn't going to replace the original versions, as he has a strong disdain for directors who go back and tamper with their own work years later.
When Kevin's daughter was about six years old, she repeatedly fell ill and ended up in the overnight emergency room at the local childrens hospital. During those incidents, Kevin would pass the time by reading a chapter or two from Harlan Ellison's Angry Candy (a collection of short stories dealing with the theme of death and afterlife). Tragically, Kevin's daughter ended up in the hospital so many times, that Kevin actually finished the book, and as a consequence, their health insurance through his job at Target was maxed out and taken out of his paycheck to such an extent, that Kevin was no longer being paid to work his job. He would go to work a few days a week, and his paychecks would read $0.00 after taxes and health care were removed. His pleas for more hours from his bosses, or at least an attempt to fix the problem fell on deaf ears and he was denied the right to transfer to another store because of a no call no show. This led to Kevin quitting his job for a Dishwasher gig at Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek, which would eventually result in his hobby fascination with preshows and video editing. The story is also referenced in the Bad Goddess The Keys of Marinus chapter "The Reboot". Eventually Kevin bought his daughter a used copy of Angry Candy when she was thirteen, and told her the story. She read the book all the way through.
Bad Goddess takes multiple joke pot shots at Pokémon as a reference to several of the voice actors from Ah My Goddess joining the Pokémon series after Ah My Goddess Flights of Fancy had finished it's run. Skuld is obsessed with Pokémon Go to the point that she paints Banpei up to look like a Pokéball and Mara Marller writes to voice actress Eileen Stevens in the Bad Goddess Fan Club about how she enjoys using Pokémon Go Hot Spots to lure unsuspecting victims into her traps so she can rob them, just for the fun of it. The final payoff to this is in Blame It on Brodsky, where Mara Marller tries to get a voice acting job on Pokémon under the actress pseudonym of "Alyssa Brodsky". Michael Palin's Evil Racist Casting Agent gives her a speech implying that the hiring and casting process is actually a Pyramid Scheme, and the joke payoff is when he states that "Yes, it's True. Pokémon is the Homeless Shelter for Lost and Fallen Ah! My Goddess Voice Actors. We made a deal with Kodansha to take them in after the show went on hiatus for the Evangelion movies".
Bad Goddess features numerous spelling and grammar errors, to such an extent, that a story titled Hot Off The Press was made to acknowledge them. When it came time to photoshop and subtitle everything, Kevin intentionally left the spelling/grammar errors exactly the way they were to stay true to the original stories building up to the Hot Off the Press payoff episode with The Grammar Nazi. The term "Hot Off the Press" is used by the Fan Fiction Internet Community to describe stories that are rushed into release before the Author takes the time to properly spell check them. Many websites refuse to host stories like these, and they don't accept stories in screenplay format either. The intentional spelling/grammar errors could also be taken as a joke nod to how Japanese Bootleg DVD Imports feature terrible english on the DVD menus and subtitles.
In Bad Goddess The Intervention (aka The Pilot Movie), Urd and Skuld lament the passing of Ganchan (their rat co-star from Mini-Goddess). Kevin announced Ganchan as having passed away as the time period happens at least twenty years after the Mini-Goddess adventures took place and he didn't feel that a rat would ever live that long. Kevin was later shocked to find that Tony Pope, the english voice actor that played Ganchan, had in fact, actually passed away back in 2004. It's a damn shame too, Ganchan was one of Kevin's favorite characters. Even more coincidental, Tony Pope did some voice work in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Both the Bad Goddess series and Who Framed Roger Rabbit are films that feature animation over live action backgrounds.
The Marller Gets a Spinoff series is the first time Welsper has been featured in a video format as a lead character, although he may have been briefly glimpsed in the opening credits montage of the 1990s OVA series. From a chronological standpoint, Welsper would've made his debut in Ah My Goddess Flights of Fancy, had Hiroaki Goda not skipped over his introduction in favor of adapting fan favorite storylines. Welsper openly mocks Hiroaki Goda for cherrypicking in The Hellsing Peccadillo, accusing the producers of Flights of Fancy of not returning his phone calls or correspondence. As a comic foil to Mara Marller, Kevin thought Welsper was a comedy goldmine, and chose to bring him back through Doctor What's time traveling abilities, centuries before he would need to be turned into Belldandy's housecat to save his life.
Kevin's inner thoughts attempting to brainstorm the Bad Goddess stories were so funny that they caused him to repeatedly break down laughing in public, which made his public access Fanservice co-workers somewhat nervous. When Fanservice Co-Star Pocky D asked him what he was thinking about, and he tried to explain one of the plots, Pocky D's immediate response was "Who gives a shit... R-Rated Ah My Goddess Fan Fiction has been around since the 1990s. There's a million stories just like it." Kevin's bi-polar antics eventually caused the Ladies of Fandom to turn on him and try to get him kicked off the show, even though he was incredibly nice and generous to everybody.
Skuld's trial and error process with her inventions in The Bad Goddess Who Fell to Earth is a metaphor for Kevin Neece's trial and failure with his editing projects. When Kevin left Alamo Drafthouse Lake Creek, he tried submitting some of his music video mashups preshows to Alamo Creative only to be rejected by Lars Nilsen and Tommy Swenson. Lars stated that no theater in America would ever run Kevin's preshow work. Kevin repeatedly continued on, but found that he gradually ran out of ideas for both movie mashups and music to use. He then tried to simplify the videos to just one condensed movie per video, which he was good at. Again he was rejected. Eventually Horror Remix put out a call for show ideas, and Kevin experimented around with his own Horror Remixes, but couldn't quite make them professional enough to fit the format. Again Kevin was rejected, EJ stating that he was afraid if he looked at them, they might influence his own shows if he ever wanted to use those themes. So Kevin tried to apply EJ's formula to movies of all genres from the 1960s, titling the show Ripoff Remix. It worked off and on, but suffered from over-length and technical problems, and nobody outside of his close friends wanted to watch them. Kevin then tried intercutting similar themed feature length films (like for example: Heavy Metal vs Rock n Rule), but found it increased the lengths of the movies beyond watchability, and once again had technical problems. Eventually Kevin made so many editing project failures, that when he would meet up with old friends, they'd show him old projects that he'd completely forgotten that he'd made. Finally, Kevin ran out of ideas, and decided he would rather use his editing skills to collect video mixtapes rather than not be an editor at all. Kevin managed to collect around 350 Alamo Drafthouse preshows over a period of three or so years. What Kevin didn't realize, was that during all those early years of failures, one of his friends had a roommate who had been watching. That roommate was Michael Ludlow of Zombie Life TV. Michael wasn't after the Alamo Drafthouse preshows. Kevin was hired based on his early editing work. Kevin failed his way up the Mountain. This is also metaphorically referenced in Bad Goddess Season Two The Pilot when Charlie Day explains the plot of The Neverending Story where Arturo tries and fails throughout his journey and is told at the end of the movie that his quest was not in vain because it helped bring the reader, Sebastian, into their world.
Bad Goddess has a hard time finding it's audience because it's fan film standing limits the form of it's advertising. Fans look to Kodansha to announce new series, but Kodansha isn't going to publicly support a fan film series, nor would the original cast members acknowledge it, as they view it as a bootleg. If you post the links on anime facebook groups, most times than not, the admins will immediately remove it. The best you can hope for is to let it sit on YouTube for a few years and maybe it will find an underground cult following. Making an anime show with a subtext about piracy is very telling in the fact that a lot of manga/anime fans will financially support the anime shows/mangas and condemn piracy on the surface, and then do it behind close doors when they want to get their hands on the latest show or online translation that isn't in release in their country. Kevin's background as a video mixtaper that re-edits theatrical mixtapes for collecting/preservation purposes adds a level of authenticity to the proceedings. It's a fan film show made by a bootlegger who worked at a public access station. It's not fake (like for example, an Anchor Bay "bootleg edition" release of Army of Darkness Director's Cut), it is exactly what it claims to be. Kevin doesn't represent the entire Anime/Manga Otaku community, but he's definitely a part of it, as are others just like him.
Back when Kevin was still trying to figure out how to reach his audience, he came across a post on Goddess-Project.net about the live action Ghost in the Shell remake where the point was abundantly clear that if a Japanese Anime/Manga series was Americanized, or didn't follow "Canon", the fans would turn their backs on it due to a nostalgic basis of comparison. Being that the entire point of Bad Goddess was to break canon to send up and satirize the series, Kevin began to wonder about this theory. When inquiring upon whether this could be a possible reason why Bad Goddess was having trouble reaching it's audience, the Webmaster's response was that Kevin's theory was misguided. Kosuke Fujishima has never had full control on how his Manga was adapted into Anime format. Hiroaki Goda has always changed the stories around to fit his vision if he thought he could make it work for him. Because in the end, if you adapted the Manga verbatim to the screen exactly as they were on the page, the episodes would only be six minutes long. Bad Goddess eventually started to see some view count success when Kevin started paying YouTube to advertise the series to Japan.
Marller Gets a Spinoff Like Clockwork was an experiment to test Kevin Neece's improv skills during the animation process. The plotline concerns Mara Marller and Doctor What getting stranded in a 1960s/1970s movie mashup world inspired by Hair/The Warriors/Sweet Charity/Psych Out/Butterflies Are Free/The Monkees Head/Billy Jack/Midnight Cowboy. Kevin wrote out an outline of all the movie scenes that he wanted to parody, and created a soundtrack video to test out YouTube's Copyright Blocking issues. Then he wrote the dialogue for the first five minutes of the episode. From that point on, all of the scenes are created on the spot, one piece of dialogue at a time, following his outline and based on the visuals and characters he has to work with.
In Marller Gets a Spinoff The Private Sector, Kevin openly acknowledges Stephen Geoffrey's suspected double life as gay porn star Sam Ritter and jokingly dives at it head on. Kevin was extremely conflicted about which story to present all the way up to the making of the episode because he had heard two completely different stories and Stephen doesn't respond to his Facebook Messages, possibly because he may have been endlessly internet trolled about it throughout his life. In end, he decided to go with the story that it was Stephen's "Twin Brother" that did the films while Stephen himself had left the film industry to act in Live Theater. Whether this was the correct story or not, if that was the story that Stephen chose to tell everyone, then that was the version that Kevin was going to go with.
When Kevin was gathering the materials to make Marller Gets a Spinoff The Flying Shoes, he visited Vulcan Video Russell Drive to try and find some childhood movies of actor Elijah Wood. For some reason or another, the very first one that came to mind was Rob Reiner's North. Upon finding the dvd on the shelf, he found a note attached to the box by one of the Vulcan Employees that read "I Hated This Movie. Hate Hate Hate. I Hate Everything About It. I Hate Every Single Moment That It Tries to Achieve. And Most of All, I Hate Anyone That Ever Laughed at This." Kevin walked up to the counter and said, "I must rent this Holiday Classic immediately." Upon showing the film to his daughter, Kevin was shocked to find that it's Satirical Sketch Comedy Vibe was oddly in sync with his Sense of Humor, although he was somewhat disturbed that the movie tried to glamorize Foster Parent Homes.
In Marller Gets a Spinoff Dark of the Windmill, the inspiration for the goblin character dubbed Mr Nilbog, came from a goblin figure that Fanboy TV Actor Jeffrey Lord used to bring to the set everyday. While the character in the Bad Goddess cartoon is obviously screen captured from the infamous "worst movie of all time" (aka Troll 2), the real Mr Nilbog can be seen sitting in the background behind Eddie Rotten in Zombie Life TV episode Music Mayhem and Sideshows (Season Two, Episode 24). Meanwhile, the medieval setting for Dark of the Windmill was directly inspired by both Sam Raimi's Army of Darkness and Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow.
In Marller Gets a Spinoff A Ghostly Village Story, the original villains in the Fan Fiction Screenplay were listed as "Renaissance Girl", "Creepy Jester", and "The Dragon Eye". Kevin originally had the idea to photoshop cast Stephen Geoffreys Fright Night co-stars Amanda Bearse, William Ragsdale, and Chris Sarandon in the villain roles. When it came time to make the thing, Kevin had no way to visualize it properly because he only had online materials to work with (on top of which, all of Amanda Bearse's online photos made her look a little too intense for a role that was supposed to be funny). So he decided to push Amanda Bearse and William Ragsdales photoshop cameos back to Marller Gets a Spinoff Like Clockwork (as Hippies in a sendup of the Goldie Hawn film Butterflies Are Free), and recast the villains in the Dragon Eye Serial as Richard O'Brien and Warwick Davis, as he could at least find proper materials that looked like they were dressed from the Middle Ages, and they were more suitable to the roles in that particular story anyways. Chris Sarandon still retained his photoshop role as "The Dragon Eye", who is supposed to be a recurring villain mentioned throughout the series (such as Fisher Stevens "The Gremlin" was a recurring villain in Bad Goddess Seasons One and Two), even after Stephen Geoffreys Doctor What gets regenerated into Jeffrey Combs. Meanwhile, Kevin got around the problem of how to have Welsper and Keiichi the Spineless appear like they were from the Middle Ages by simple using artwork of them in the most bland generic clothing. A White Shirt and a Black Vest seemed passable to him as he had nothing else to work with.
Kevin states that both Steve Martin and Spike Lee somewhat fit Doctor What's character formula that he had in mind as he sees Doctor What's regeneration process as an evolution, taking him from a Doctor Who Impersonator on Public Access who somehow got his hands on a real working Tardis, and gradually evolving him into the Real Doctor Who, as the theme of the BBC show is that if the Doctor could be anybody, then anybody could learn to represent the spirit of the Doctor. Steve Martin fits the formula because he's considered to be a comedy icon, yet, if you look at most of his "classics" from the 1980s, a lot of them look cheap and shoddy and received bad reviews on their initial release, hence Steve Martin earned his title through trial and failure. Bad Goddess also celebrates the dangerously outspoken , the flawed, and the controversial, and Spike Lee's work in film represents all of those qualities (especially Bamboozled). Richard Dreyfuss's Trotter character in Let It Ride would also make an ideal Doctor What as the movie deals with Fate and Serendipity, themes that are connected to Belldandy, Urd, and Skuld, the Goddesses of Fate. As to whether Kevin is ever going to make it that far into the series... there are no stories written or planned as of yet as these things have to be taken one step at a time.
Kevin was initially horrified by his physical appearance when he saw what he really looked like on camera and how he let himself go over the years. Adding to that, writing himself into the story as the Public Access Narrator playing God in the Machine could have been potentially embarrassing. After thinking about it for awhile, he realized that his monstrous appearance was the perfect representation for the stereotype that anime fans are fat losers still living in their parents basement that think they know more than the producers of the original TV shows that they obsess over, and that it creates an ironic juxtaposition against the passionate dialogue that he writes, ultimately stating, "Never Judge a Book by it's Cover, sometimes even a Monster can have something to say about Love and the Human Condition." Kevin seems to have since lost all sense of Stage Fright when he goes in front of the Cameras for his Documentaries, because nothing he will ever say or do could possibly be more embarrassing than what he did to himself on Bad Goddess.
With the completion of The Dragon Eye Serial from Marller Gets a Spinoff, Kevin has officially adapted all of the original stories he wrote for the Goddess-Project.net Fan Fiction series save for one: The Fight Club Story. Kevin chose to omit that story as he feels that writing it was a mistake from the very beginning. The story of Keiichi Morisato's parents getting divorced from a marital spat that broke out over a screening of David Fincher's Fight Club is biographical to Kevin Neece's life, but according to the rules of the Bad Goddess universe, Keiichi Morisato's biographical back history is really supposed to relate to Kosuke Fujishima's life. Hence Kevin has chosen not to adapt it for the Anime Video Comic Series.
Once all of the pre-production photoshop cells were completed for Marller Gets a Spinoff: When All Hope is Lost, Kevin took a brief break to watch Ah My Goddess: The Movie to put his mind at ease before he started editing. Bad Goddess and Ah My Goddess: The Movie both share a similarity in the fact that both of them to take place in their own separate alternate universes that are neither directly connected to the Manga or the Anime shows. In the original Bad Goddess Fan Fiction series, Marller Gets a Spinoff Challenge of the Dragon Eye completely skipped over the fight confrontation scene between Mara Marller, Keiichi the Spineless, and the Dragon Eye, for comedic effect, only showing the aftermath. For the Anime Video Comic Adaptation, Kevin wanted to do something he had never done in the Bad Goddess series before... he actually wanted to visualize the fight scene with an animation set piece, instead of describing it with onscreen words as he usually does.
Anime Voice Actress Jessica Calvello is referenced in the series because she was friends with the Producers on Fanboy TV at Austin Public Access. Mara Marller roasts Jessica, and her chihuahua Menshi, in A Letter from Kodansha, and her Mistress Celcia character from Those Who Hunt Elves has a cameo in Marller Gets a Spinoff The Dragon Eye Serial. Jessica Calvello also has an admirably filthy sense of humor.
Kevin's best description of the Bad Goddess series is: "Every Episode Scenario is Kosuke Fujishima's Worst Nightmare Come True on a Balancing Act of Laughs and Cathartic Tears". Ah My Goddess is the work of an Optimist indulging in Romantic Sentimentality. By contrast, Bad Goddess/Marller Gets a Spinoff is that same universe re-assessed through the eyes of a Fatalist who is caught in an inner religious conflict for his very soul. While it never occurred to him during the making of this series, one of Kevin's favorite childhood movies was Terry Gilliam's dystopian nightmare comedy "Brazil", which may have been a subconscious influence on the Bad Goddess series.
Aoshima, the rich villain character in the original anime show, is never featured onscreen in Bad Goddess, because Planet Earth was destroyed before his introduction could be made, and Kevin decided, being that Aoshima is portrayed as a Would Be Date Rapist in the original manga and anime shows, he would've been sent to Hell as punishment for his misdeeds in life. Just because Aoshima never got away with it when he was after Belldandy or Grown Up Skuld, doesn't mean he didn't have other victims off-screen during his days at Nekomi Tech. In the Rejected Sequel, it is mentioned that Aoshima would be spending his eternity in Hell getting pegged by Circus Clown Demonesses wearing Strap-Ons, while the soundtrack to My Fair Lady plays on a loop on a record player. The scene is featured in the original fan fiction, but was omitted from the Video Comic Adaptation as no Stock Animation Cells existed to visualize it.
According to Kevin, Bad Goddess The Moral Dilemma is the last episode. In the film, Kevin tried to come forward to the police to get help for one of his actress's Sexual Assault Allegations Against the New Movement Comedy Club, to show her that somebody still cared when she thought no one was listening. Over the course of the film, you see Kevin finally evolve into Doctor What's personality. He tried to change his license and put his career standing and personal freedom on the line to help someone. And it completely backfired. After attempting to give it to the police, the news, and Alamo Drafthouse, his friends starting freaking out, causing Kevin to second guess himself thinking that it may have been a Hoax, or at the very least, wasn't what he thought it was. And the girl turned against him and demanded he not be allowed to return to AHS Events. The Austin Horror Society demanded he remove their name from the movie, and no longer film their events or use their name in his future videos, as he had involved them in an incident that they had nothing to do with, without their permission. Kevin mistakenly believed the AHS was trying to help the incident because he had met the girl at an AHS event that he video documented called Merry Killmas 2: Electric Boogaloo. AHS offered him forgiveness after everyone had calmed down, stating she should not be using their page to post her personal drama. Kevin added an amendment to the film explaining the situation. Undergoing this incident was emotionally traumatic for him, and the public backlash is not going to be pretty. This is why the Police make Sexual Assault Victims relive their tragedy in front of their attackers, it is a test to prove how far they are willing to go, it removes doubt. And this is why people use the word "alleged" in these cases. To prevent innocent people and the wrongfully accused from being convicted. Whether this incident really happened or not, it is up to the Victim to come forward and meet her attacker halfway, and she cannot be forced, it has to be her decision, and hers alone. Until she does, it must be assumed otherwise for the safety of others.
The Lost Unmade Episode referenced at the end of The Hellsing Peccadillo was titled Ex Driver, Will Follow. Kevin wanted to make the episode, and wrote out an outline, but hit a complete mental block as to how to write it. The story went as follows: Marller and Welsper land the Tardis in the middle of the road, disrupting one of Lisa Sakakino's car chases. The three characters sit around perplexed trying to figure out the logic of the Ex Driver universe, and exactly what the film pitch might have been. Welsper states "In the Future... Nobody Can Drive." Lisa Sakakino gets laid off "But we're Ex Drivers!" "And now you can no longer drive" and the Tardis gets stolen by a futuristic tow truck of some sort. Marller, Welsper and Lisa Sakakino track it to this futuristic casino hotel similar to the Luxor, that's populated by the Egyptian cast of Stargate (the original film). Marller and Welsper find out the casino is owned by the present day incarnation of The Dragon Eye, and Welsper challenges him to a game of Alquerque to figure out the locations of the Thirteen Demons. The Dragon Eye ups the stakes by putting Lisa Sakakino's head on the chopping block if he loses the match. Meanwhile, Jeffrey Combs Doctor What and Sayoko show up, and Doctor What disguises himself as Dinosaur Bob from Love and a .45 to try and stall the Alquerque Match to allow Welsper time to think. The conclusion is undecided as it wasn't written, but we can guess that Marller and Welsper get separated from the group again for the next episode, Before the Firefight. Kevin states that there simply isn't enough room on the dvd to include the episode anyways.
Kevin states, that the four following Zombie Life TV episodes are somewhat required viewing once you get to Bad Goddess Season Two when he starts his internship: The Lucid Dementia Episode, The Vampire Court of Austin Episode, The Brontosaurus Bellydancing Episode, and The Puppet Re-Animator Dance Episode. When you watch these episodes, Kevin is the one sitting in the control room following the conversation switching the camera angles based on who is talking, and based on the beats of the music during the musical acts scenes. He was also responsible for creating the horror clip montage backgrounds for the end credits, which was the original reason he was drafted for the show. Kevin met future collaborator Saul Ravencraft on the Vampires episode. Kevin edited the Bad Goddess The Keys of Marinus Serial in one straight shot over a period of 48 hours, then went to work on the Brontosaurus Bellydancing Episode (which also took place on the night of his nephew's funeral gathering), and Kevin's last official night at Austin Public Access was the Puppet Re-Animator Dance between Doctor Penrose and Ally Boobior. Kevin showed up for one last episode after that, but it failed to record and is lost forever, hence the final episode is the connecting point to the beginning of Marller Gets a Spinoff.
Kevin considers Charlie Day's Fist Fight to be a sort of Unofficial Prequel to Doctor What's introduction in Bad Goddess. If you're watching Bad Goddess for the first time, and you're unfamiliar with Charlie Day's work, Fist Fight is a perfect way to see him in action (and in costume), and the story is beautifully simplistic. Kevin got this idea when one of his facebook friends from another country, that had been watching Bad Goddess, came across a clip from Fist Fight taken out of context, and his reaction was "F--k me, it's Doctor What!". The clip was the scene where Charlie Day and his Daughter are rapping onstage for a talent show.
When Kevin wrote Bad Goddess as a Fan Fiction series on Goddess-Project.net, he would often post outlines of possible stories, and some of them would get thrown out. Lloyd Kaufman was originally going to be the Fourth Doctor What (not the First Doctor What), and take over the lead at some point. His first adventure story after Hot Off the Press would have been Speed Demon, which would've been a follow-up to Assault on Yggdrasil. Yggdrasil Central finds itself accosted by an electricity demon that's faster than a bolt of lightning and ripping the place to shreds. Lind is dismayed to find that the only Doctor What available is old man Lloyd Kaufman, who comes up with the idea to fabricate an obstacle course out of thin air... mainly a Shoot Em Up Arcade Carnival (note: at the end of Ah! My Goddess: Fighting Wings, the Goddesses were able to magically turn their temple into a mansion, so it's entirely logical within the rules presented in that universe to fabricate the Carnival out of thin air). "How do you stop something that's quick as the devil and faster than a bolt of lightning? Stand in it's way." Eventually after the Shoot 'em Up Arcade Carnival set piece, Lloyd Kaufman does just that, he tackles the Speed Demon head on and refuses to let go until he runs into a wall and gets knocked unconscious. Lloyd Kaufman then regenerates as John Waters Doctor What. Once again, this story was never written, and as it was an action set piece, it didn't seem logical to try and visualize It using the style of animation Kevin was using. Another Lloyd Kaufman story idea was Trouble in Tromaville, where the Copyright Demon sends the Blue Meanies from The Beatles Yellow Submarine to attack Animated Toxic Crusaders Tromaville with the Flying Glove and Apple Bonkers and render everyone unconscious and turned to stone, including Lloyd Kaufman's First Doctor What. The idea was to make Troma go bankrupt from the impending Copyright Infringement Lawsuits. Joe Fleishaker shows up at Yggdrasil Central screaming for help in a parody of Yellow Submarine ("H for Hurry, E for Urgent, L for Love Me, and P for P-p-p-please Help!!!"), and then the Marller Gang (with Jeffrey Combs) responds in a Serial Adventure story taking them through the five magical lands of Troma (working backwards: Tromeo and Juliet, Sgt Kabukiman, Troma's War, Class of Nuke 'Em High, Toxic Crusaders). Once again, Kevin hit a mental block, as he couldn't see any dialogue worth writing beyond the action scenes. Kevin eventually recycled the Copyright Demon's evil plan for The Dragon Eye's speech in When All Hope is Lost.
Kevin states that the Ah My Goddess Internet Community on Goddess-Project.net has a disdain for when Anime is adapted into Live Action movies with no regard to the source material. In his own opinion, he thinks that Anime is an Artform, and should be left in animation. However, if Kodansha were to ever make a Live Action Ah My Goddess film, he would've wanted Sion Sono to write and direct it because of his work on 'Why Don't You Play in Hell'. And no, he's not joking.
Kevin's thoughts on having Mara Marller roast Kikuko Inoue in A Letter from Kodansha: "It's not a joke. I can't think of anything more terrifying than being a teenage girl with a celebrity parent who announces to the world that she's 17 years old. Kikuko Inoue is a f--king liar. She's clearly 25 years old at best. I'm calling her out and demanding that she start acting her age immediately."
The Fourth Season of Bad Goddess is an experimental six part pilot for You're Under Arrest called Path of the Raven. It has no connection to the Doctor What universe beyond the narrator Kevin from the Other Dimension. When Kevin was off his bi-polar meds and trying to think of a way to get his friends to help him with the Moral Dilemma issue, he had this crazy, stupid idea to get the one person that was trying to stop him to unknowingly co-write a season of Kosuke Fujishima's You're Under Arrest via Facebook Messaging, in the context of a series of Satirical Police PSAs (not unlike, persay, McGruff the Crime Dog) that would be an allegory for the police case where the witnesses are hidden under the guise of the Fictional Anime Police characters reading testimony that tells an ongoing story. And it all simplistically takes place in one room. It was a stupid idea, that was probably applied to the wrong case, and it's not going to gain him points with his inner circle of friends, BUT, he made it nonetheless. It exists. If the General Public tried to watch it with no context, they wouldn't understand it at all, but the Detectives assigned to that particular case probably would. Kevin promised NEVER to release it online because he didn't have permission to use his friends life stories... hence it is The Day the Clown Cried of the Bad Goddess series.
Kevin made a straight adaptation of Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour in response to witnessing some of his friends fall victim to a malicious slander attack. There was no script phase. Kevin popped in the 1961 William Wyler remake DVD into his laptop, turned on the subtitles and paused throughout the movie, adapting the film frame by frame, dialogue line by dialogue line until he felt he had enough of the film to get the point across.
Bad Goddess Date Night was made as an OAD for Kevin's Straight to YouTube/DVD-R Music Event Documentary, ZLTV gets Down and Dirty at the Dirty Dog, much in the same way that Pixar makes short films to accompany their theatrical release films. One of the bands told Kevin before he filmed the documentary that if the quality of the sound and video turned out to the Bands' disliking, he wouldn't be allowed to use their footage. Kevin made this short on the fly as a consolation prize less than 24 hours before the film shoot was set to go down to help relax himself as he only had 48 hours to structure out how he was going to turn a four band/six hour music event into a 2 hr 30 min Zombie Life TV documentary. The short cartoon is also the second entry in a trilogy where Kevin has the Ah My Goddess characters re-enact other writers screenplays from classic movies. In this case, the film in question was Ken Russell's Crimes of Passion.
Kevin recycled the animation work and some of the music from You're Under Arrest: Path of the Raven in the later You're Under Arrest crossover episodes (such as Date Night, Put the Bunny Down, and A Few Bad Apples), so that fans could have an idea of what Path of the Raven looked like without hurting his close friends or detailing their personal issues to the general public. Kevin's Drag/Burlesque Documentary, She Liked It Spooky, is an official entry in the Bad Goddess series as it is directly connected to the events in Path of the Raven. And on Kevin's youtube account, there is a music playlist called 'How Music Can Change Emotions During a Tragedy: An Examination'. This was also the soundtrack to the Path of the Raven serial. All of the elements are out there for the public to see, all that's missing is the story taken from Kevin's private internet conversations with the people involved.
For Bad Goddess A Few Bad Apples, Kevin skipped the screenwriting stage and improvised the animation subtitles off of an outline that he wrote, which had been drifting around in his mind since the end of Season Two but never quite made it to paper. He openly admits that the subject matter about Doctor What dealing with his own personal issues over travelling back in time to save the lives of police officers investigated for corruption made him nervous. The new You're Under Arrest villain, dubbed The Bone F--ker, was photoshop cast as Tommy McLoughlin, director of One Dark Night, Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, and lead vocalist of The Sloths. Kevin wanted to do one of his ZLTV youtube documentaries about The Sloths, but has yet to receive a response.
Bad Goddess Bubblegum Shortage features scenes and ideas recycled from Kevin's notes for the lost Marller Gets a Spinoff episode: "Ex-Driver, Will Follow". Kevin was fearful that it was his last chance to use those ideas, and inserted them into a storyline about rift in time causing the Ah My Goddess universe to be wiped out of existence and replaced by a universe featuring Bubblegum Crisis and eX-Driver characters. Kevin sat down and watched the entire original Bubblegum Crisis series, and was befuddled by how gloomy and serious it was, despite the comically cartoonish characters. He was also shocked to find that one of the Original Series directors had always wanted to see Bubblegum Crisis done as a Comedy, and hoped his comedy spoof would do the idea justice.
Kevin has stated that if he could add a voice cast to Bad Goddess, he would jokingly announce it as "Now with a Japanese Voice Cast"... the joke being that the Japanese Cast would be delivering their lines in English.
As a Thank You to the few Ah My Goddess Internet Community Members who supported Bad Goddess during it's short run, Kevin did a video comic adaptation of the Niflheim Rebellion storyline that ended the Oh My Goddess Manga in the form of twelve 30 minute episodes. While the project is still a work in progress (at least six episodes have been completed), Kevin chose to adapt the storyline volumes in Backwards Order so that if anything should happen that would stop him from completing it, the fans would still have Belldandy and Keiichi's Wedding Ending that connects the Ah My Goddess Anime to the beginning of Bad Goddess.
Bad Goddess Love Bites was based on Angela Neece's bizarre relationship break up request. She didn't love Kevin anymore as he overworked himself over the past three years and she felt they no longer had any interests in common. She didn't want to hang out with him for anything unless it was related to their daughter, but she didn't want to divorce him or leave him until their daughter reached an adult age, and didn't care if he saw other women even though they were married. Basically they would just be roommates. This gave him the inspiration to pour his heart out into possibly one of the most heartfelt episodes in the entire series.
Tarot Card reader Reinero Cone (from the ZLTV episode Live Vampires and Enchanted Beliefs) watched the episode Misrepresentation of Our Gods Through the Media and said he sensed a strange energy presence when Verdandi appeared onscreen bitching about what she REALLY thinks about the Ah My Goddess fanbase. According to Reinero, the energy was that of a God, and the feeling presented off of it implied that she was delighted to see Kevin used his own twisted sense of humor to convey her displeasure with the show. Basically, Kevin accidentally invoked the Norns, the dialogue you're watching onscreen are the Norns influencing him during the writing stage because of his openness to them, and the episode is somewhat haunted. Kind of sends a chill down your spine, doesn't it.
Voice Actress Bridget Hoffman played Belldandy in Ah My Goddess: The Movie. Bridget Hoffman is credited with a small role as a native in Josh Becker's childhood short film Cleveland Smith Bounty Hunter. Bad Goddess Writer/Director Kevin Neece was Josh Becker's webmaster for ten years. Serendipity and Coincidence strike again. She's also worked on other Sam Raimi productions including Darkman and Ash vs Evil Dead.
In Ah My Goddess: Flights of Fancy, the second to last episode is about The Nekomi Gang vacationing at a Lake House where the Spirit of a Maid has mistaken Keiichi Morisato for his twin grandfather who offered to give her a motorcycle ride during his stay that was not to be. According to Kevin, in the Bad Goddess universe, the twin grandfather that visited her in the past was Keiichi the Spineless from Marller Gets a Spinoff.
Kevin Neece's father died during the making of Marller Gets a Spinoff: A Certain Magical Pimpdex. Kevin had just finished photoshop animating and editing the first scene from the side story where Sayoko, Misaka, and Keiichi the Spineless were trapped on the island from the Ah My Goddess PlayStation 2 Video Game. He went out to run an errand for his Grandmother in Assisted Living, during which he brainstormed the openings scenes for the Love Hina and Ah My Buddha substories. Upon immediately arriving home ready to write thing down, his Mother was sitting on the chair on the phone with Jim's second wife, Nancy, in the front room and told Kevin to sit down. Jim Neece died from a snorkeling accident on vacation out in the Bahamas... he was on vacation celebrating his retirement and had not even received his first retirement check. Once again, the scene Kevin edited just a mere hour before finding out the news featured Sayoko, Keiichi, and Misaka on a tropical island... the Serendipity Curse of Bad Goddess strikes again. Kevin's thoughts on the matter: "Life is sickeningly ironic, but I can think of a lot worse ways to go out than snorkeling around a tropical island. Some people die homeless under a bridge, but my father, who worked a government office job his whole life, went out celebrating and living up life like a champ. He was a good man, and he will always be loved and remembered by everyone that knew him." But it didn't end there. Later that day, Kevin went to his ex-wife's apartment to tell Angela and his daughter the news in person. Angela broke down crying and revealed that Jim died the DAY AFTER the one year anniversary of her nephew Dylan Gutierrez's suicide. Kevin memorialized Dylan's death in The Keys of Marinus Serial a year earlier. Kevin was completely freaked out by the coincidences and went home to be alone after Angela accused him of bringing bad luck down on their heads by hanging out with the witchcraft community and making Bad Goddess. Angela and Lindsay went over to his house later that evening to apologize and so that he wouldn't be alone. The movie Kevin watched that night was Collateral Beauty, a film about dealing with Grief and the Angels of Love, Time, and Death. The next day, Kevin's mother received a phone call from his step-sister Genette. She reminded them that his Mother's first husband, Freddie, also died on June 24th... about one month after they took a trip to the Bahamas. A few months later when Kevin received a photocopy of Jim Neece's Handwritten Will in the mail, the will was dated June 24, 2009. Jim Neece wrote and signed his will on the day he would die nine years later. There's just something deadly About the day June 24th in this family.
The main plot of A Certain Magical Pimpdex is a rewrite of Trouble in Tromaville, Speed Demon, and Trapped in Paradise. Kevin felt it made more sense to have the Blue Meanies from Yellow Submarine attack Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing than a Troma movie as it would fall into the category of race satire (the Blue Meanies are a metaphorical stand in for Police Officers harassing the Free Love movement). The former Troma plot is referenced during a news report scene. Trapped in Paradise was about Welsper getting kicked off the Tardis midflight and finding himself stranded in Paradise Residence. In the Pimpdex story, this location was changed to Love Hina. Speed Demon's Doctor What was changed from Lloyd Kaufman to Sean Gunn.
Kevin Neece decided to stop making this series due to the death of his father, and a bunch of other menacing elements. As Kevin explains in the opening of his documentary, Danny My Boy, the Bad Goddess series has a spiritual curse on it, not unlike the Poltergeist series, and Kevin has taken all that he can endure. The series made it to 54 episodes. The Marller Gets a Spinoff: A Certain Magical Pimpdex episode "Tardis 54, Where Are You?" is incomplete, featuring major gaps in the story, but runs over 1 Hour 15 Min long, and shows a wide range arc of the story, including the ending. Kevin is going to put his focus into continuing his documentary work.
Marller's Good Fortune is a video witchcraft experiment inspired by the films Evilspeak and 976-Evil. At the beginning of the video, Kevin announces that he's subliminally hidden a Witchcraft Sigil for Good Fortune behind the animation using the layers technique in his photoshop program. He then has Marller perform the spell, leaving breaks for the audience to think about what they want and answer the questions out loud. The key to this trick is focus. Kevin put the Sigil there, but even if the photoshop program erased over it, the audience believes it's there and their focus is more important to the spell than the Sigil. Kevin also states that you can easily watch the video and not be effected by it as long as you choose not to participate. The video is not just a spell, but also a thematic warning. These spells do not come for free, everything comes with a price, so be very careful what you wish for, or it may get twisted around on you in a manner you didn't think about. For more info, check out Kevin's documentary Danny, My Boy.
In a Certain Magical Pimpdex, a story is referenced about Doctor What and Marller surviving The Professional, Hudson Hawk, and Little Nicky. What basically happened during the New York scenes is the Pimpdex Gang shows up in Grand Central Park only to meet Mathew Broderick from the Roland Emmerich Godzilla remake. He's being hunted by Jean Reno of The Professional. Jean Reno takes the gang to meet Danny Aiello in his restaurant. Halfway through the conversation, the Mad Doctor interrupts them by sending in Bruce Willis from Hudson Hawk, and Danny Aiello runs away with him singing Swinging on a Star. The Pimpdex Gang tries to hunt Danny Aiello down, but Danny Aiello just can't stay in one place, during which, they frequently run into Adam Sandler's Little Nicky, including the Globetrotters Basketball scene (Spike Lee famously declined a cameo role when Little Nicky was shooting), and eventually dead end into the Graffiti Kids scene from The Wiz. Finally, the scenery changes and they are all in Harvey Keitel's Hell from Little Nicky.
In A Certain Magical Pimpdex, the next scene on the PS2 island involved Richard Dreyfuss (screencaptured off of Let It Ride), and Morgan the Fairy Princess from AMG The Movie, living together by an abandoned house. Everyday, a bunch of trains crash through the living room of the house, and then the house rebuilds itself, without logic or explanation. Richard Dreyfuss thinks it's a metaphor, but for what, he doesn't know. In an action animation set piece, Keiichi the Spineless, Mikoto Misaka, and Sayoko have to ride up the train tracks over the ocean on a mine cart before the next train crashes into them head on. Some of Richard Dreyfuss's non-sensical dialogue that was brainstormed for the scene was used in the opening of the documentary film Danny, My Boy, as Kevin wrote it on the back of a CD case on the car trip to Saginaw to attend his father's funeral. It's inclusion in the documentary doesn't make sense either, given the subject matter.
In A Certain Magical Pimpdex, Bebe's Kids show up in the finale with no explanation. The unmade scenes that would have introduced them go as follows: The Pimpdex Gang arrives in Bebe's Kids to find Robin Harris. Bebe's Kids comment on how The Boondocks is where it's at, nowadays. The Mad Doctor changes the scenery to Meteor Man, where Bebe's Kids and Marller get into a scuffle with Robert Townsend, Damon Wayans from Blankman, and Liam Neeson from Darkman. Darkman is denounced as not being a Black Superhero, so he puts on a face that turns him into Lakeith Stanfield (from Sorry to Bother You). The Mad Doctor attacks the Neighborhood with a Giant Version of The Itsy Bitsy Spider from the cartoon that precedes Bebe's Kids. Bebe's Kids were also supposed to be juxtaposed against the 1960's black revolution environment of Jules Dassin's Uptight.
The story that would have followed A Certain Magical Pimpdex was called "Urd, Your Wife is Calling". Urd and Natsumi Tsujimoto go through the trials and tribulations of a lesbian couple trying to get legally married. A few days before the wedding, Urd gets smashed drunk at a bachelorette party and wakes up halfway across Japan with Otaki and Tamiya, and has to hitchhike back home in time for the Wedding, during which, she and Natsumi are conversing via their cell phones. The Wedding Scene would have climaxed with Strike Man and Troubador showing up to break up the wedding, and getting into a fight with each other.
Kevin Neece states that the danger element of Marller's Good Fortune should theoretically only be about the same as operating a motor vehicle. The point of the cartoon is to educate and teach responsibility. A car, when driven in the hands of someone who is irresponsible, can unintentionally become a dangerous weapon. Even the most innocent, light, and deceivingly harmless magic should be treated with the same respect as that of a responsible driver that has to go through the trials and tribulations of achieving a license to use it, and to drive that point home, Kevin puts the danger warning AFTER the spell, just like in the movie Doctor Strange. The point of putting the danger warning AFTER the spell is that one should never leap before they look both ways. This very much ties into the theme of Ah My Goddess, and how their society operates.
Kevin Neece's next fan film animation project after Bad Goddess is a straight-laced PG-13 update of You're Under Arrest. The beginning focus is to use the characters to make a bunch of Police PSAs, and whatever Police Events make the local news. It won't necessarily focus on bad news, it could also focus on community public relations, and dialogue oriented discussions rather than fantasy action set pieces and car chases that would never happen in real life.
According to Kevin, the marital separation depicted in Love Bites was not the end of the world. Separating from his wife of fifteen years actually improved their relationship. They still do the same family things they've always done with their daughter, but without the drop dead arguments, fighting, or the feeling of being trapped in a relationship. Hence it all worked out for the better.
Kevin Neece has a final message for the Producers of Ah! My Goddess and Kodansha Ltd. Don't ever try to produce a remake of this version of Ah! My Goddess... EVER. Not even if it gets a Cult Following. When Kevin made this show, he had been blacklisted by Alamo Drafthouse, he couldn't get a day job with a monetary source of income for over a decade and once he became a director, the only jobs he could get were unpaid. Kevin was rejected by every professional he ever met, and backstabbed by his own friends on public access. And despite all of this, to top all of this off, not a single one of the people associated with Ah! My Goddess thought he was worth the time of day, or even the courtesy of a response. Kosuke Fujishima even blocked him on twitter. Kevin was not a known filmmaker, and couldn't grease their palms or advance their stations in life so they blew him off. Ah! My Goddess was originally about a guy who had nothing, being told that his life still meant something. Apparently you've all forgotten that. The ONLY two people that showed any kind of acknowledgement of this shows existence were Ralph Bakshi and Juliet Cesario. You did not deserve a show that was as heartfelt, passionate, and sincere as this one was. Doctor What has spoken.
After having a midnight conversation with Saul Ravencraft at Kerbey Lane, Kevin set out to see if he could make the Serendipity Curse happen on purpose, rather than by accident. He bought himself a used Ouija Board, Morton Salt, and some Hekate candles, then created a witchcraft setup around his TV set in his bedroom. It openly states in the Ouija handbook never to attempt it by yourself, and most especially in your own home. Kevin did it on the tv set by his own bed. He used the Ouija Board as a stand for his bluray player, and surrounded the tv set with a circle of salt to contain the spirits. Directly underneath the Ouija Board, he placed three specially made dvds intended to invoke the norns using the artwork from the haunted third episode. He then proceeded to charge the board every night by doing a four hour ritual of invoking the spirits to watch Ah My Goddess cartoons with him. After three days, he tested his experiment out at 2am. The dvdr, titled 'Beware the Norns' emitted such an intense amount of spiritual energy when the Norns were onscreen, that Kevin likened his attempts to watch and hold a conversation with the video, like trying to stand his ground in the middle of a high wind storm. It was the most chilling experience of his life, and he could feel it's power run throughout his whole body for at least twenty minutes after it was over. Kevin has successfully managed to create a Ghost Possessed Video Witchcraft film that's scarier than The Shining and will chill you to the Bone.
Alyssa Brodsky connected with Kevin Neece on LinkedIn but never responded to him. Kevin sent her the Marller Gets a Spinoff cartoons and after a few days, she disconnected so that he could no longer send her messages. Taking this as the last straw, Kevin has since decided that if the Bad Goddess series were to ever go forward with a voice cast, NONE of the original cast members would be allowed back due to their lack of response during the development of the series.
Kevin Neece sent an email tip to TMZ that Eddie Griffin had blocked his Doctor What account on twitter because of A Certain Magical Pimpdex. His response was that as 3 hours and 30 minutes of footage had already been made, if Eddie Griffin did not like the Mad Doctor character that Kevin had written for him, "he is always welcome to go back to sucking Deuce Bigalow's cock, while waiting for that Undercover Brother sequel that's never going to come." Technically, being blocked on Twitter by a Celebrity is not news, but then, nothing on TMZ is really news, so it was worth a shot.