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    Diminishing Shokoti for me...also about Zalesia

    Many may not realize it, but the Faceless One's home from the MYP series was actually first mentioned in I believe the beginning of the 2nd series of the Filmation toon!

    I'd be surprised if--by the time I finish watching the entire series--most of the elements from MYP or even the Classics bios didn't have their start in Filmation!

    Now, I know a lot of people are die-hard fans of the House of Shokoti 2-parter, and that's cool...though I think if what the artists had originally started had been actually released, I would've enjoyed it a lot more; found it sorta overhyped, but to be fair I haven't seen the episode in ages either.

    There is, though, one thing that absolutely drives me nuts about the 2-Parter, and it just happens to be an animation flub, but still I take issue with it:

    the stone face of Shokoti is shown to be high up on this really tall door, which symbolically suggests a very powerful entity behind; building up to something big.

    Unfortunately, when He-Man cuts thru it...the door has now shrunk to his size, and the stone face of Shokoti is also much smaller, reducing the look of it to a hanging door ornament.

    I find that overly symbolic as I found the build-up to the 2nd part far more exciting than He-Man's experiences when he's...well, actually inside.
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    I noticed that the door seemed smaller when He-Man cut through it, but that didn't mess the story up for me.

    I think House of Shokoti I is an excellent story that really builds up suspense and gets the wheels of the narrative turning and hints that if this wasn't a children's show, the story could really get dark.

    I also love "House of Shokoti II." In a lot of stories, the beast/monster/evil entity is scarier before you see it. Maybe that's why you prefer part I.

    Of course, one reason I love this storyline is the key role the Sorceress plays.
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    That's just it though....the suspense was really built up, and then nothing in the second part really lived up to the suspense of the first part; kind of a letdown.

    The PSA was just pitiful too.
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