You guys remember how I said in my first OC group pic that their powers weren't gonna be school subjects? Well, I gots some 'splaining to do!~
Ok, you know how I said I've been watching more episodes of Blue's Clues lately, in order to get a feel of how the show works? Well, in the middle of a conversation I was having with Brandon (), I told him "Hey, I noticed that a lot of BC episodes don't have simple black-and-white subjects for lessons". And he said "No sh*t, Sherlock."
Not in those exact words, anyways.
But, yeah, that's something I noticed; not a lot of the episodes of Blue's Clues didn't have clear one sided lessons, Sure, there were episodes where the subject is right there in the name: "Math", "Words", "Shape Detectives" and so on. But a lot of the episodes have moments where one part you're doing a puzzle about shapes, then one about repeating things in order and one about finding things and so on.
Noticing this, I decided not to give the P.I.s powers based off of black-and-white simple school subjects and even if I didn't notice this, I still would of cancelled the idea. Because, along the lines I'm either going to run out of ideas or run out of school subjects that can make good powers.
So, as you can see from the current form of Little Blue and the team, they have skills that involve school subjects and ones that don't. Same way the show teaches kids skills that they can learn from school and some that they can't.
Seriously, what school can teach a kid how to solve a riddle to a treasure, match characters to the painting they belong in and build something with the resources they have?
Yes, those are actual skills a kid could learn from Blue's Clues.
So, yeah, no more blank black-and-white simple school stuff for the abilities of the detectives.
Besides, the gadgets are Ruben's inventions: If were to make that, he'd be one boring son of a bit.