Album 58: The Ties That Bind Speculation

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I am pretty sure they replaced Zach.
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That's disappointing. Matthew had finally started to grow on me, and they go and replace the actor.
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Matthew playing Tug 'a' War with a pencil behind his ear seems rather dangerous...

I'm kind of looking forward to the new actor. I just can't wait to go from hearing a low voice to a high pitched voice! It's gonna be so funny! XD
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Yeah, since they've replaced all the other Parker kids with new actors, might as well replace Matthew's actor too! XD
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I was announcing to my friends that the cover art for this album was released. (Note: My friends do not listen to Adventures in Odyssey, so they don't really give a hoot. It's fun to tell them just to watch them :roll: .)

Yesterday, I was about to comment on this, when circumstances beyond my control took me away from it. So here's what I have to say.

1). Eugene does look like a little kid. Hopefully Gary Locke will revise that before the release date.
2). Technically, the pencil would not be dangerous to him unless it was pointed into his skull and he fell hard on it. :D
3). What does "Family by Design" mean? Does anybody have an inside scoop on the meaning behind this?
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The Old Judge wrote: 3). What does "Family by Design" mean? Does anybody have an inside scoop on the meaning behind this?
Searching on Focus on the Family's website, all I found for that was in their About Us:
Focus on the Family wrote:We’re here to come alongside families with relevance and grace at each stage of their journey. We support families as they seek to teach their children about God and His beautiful design for the family, protect themselves from the harmful influences of culture and equip themselves to make a greater difference in the lives of those around them.
Could some of it possibly be their stance on marriage and such?
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I'm still wondering who is on the other end, playing Tug o War with them.... *dramatic music*

And, Whit looks slightly evil.
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And Connie has unnatural proportions. And Ms. Parker looks like she might just fall face-first into the dirt.
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it's also based of FOTF's "The Family Project"
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Audrey wrote:I'm still wondering who is on the other end, playing Tug o War with them.... *dramatic music*
That's exactly what I was thinking! *more dramatic music*
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shnoodlec wrote:And Connie has unnatural proportions.
If you're talking about the head being unnaturally large in comparison with the feet, I think has kind of been the album art style the last few years.
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Whit looks evil, Audrey? If you say so. Perhaps he's plotting to suddenly let go and let David and Mathew topple face forward.

Wow. baha, Eugene does look exactly like a kid. The others look fantastic, though. And it's good to see Eva and David on a cover. I wish Olivia or Camilla would get a turn though, Matthew's already had a turn. The great thing about Gary Lock of course is he's all about detail. That grass is gorgeous.

Where did you find this cover, blondie? I haven't seen it on the site, was it on the wiki?

*sigh* It's going to stink missing out on this season. A fairytale AIO!? that's literally one of my dream episodes.

I'm very excited about the natural family design theme. Whether it's against contraception, or subtly attacking gay marriage, or going against divorce again, or some combination thereof, or just hinting that family in general is facing a lot of problems, this is remarkably bold of them.
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I doubt they'll go against gay marriage, but it would be good if they did.

Personally, Matthew (pencil and all) is making me swoon.... *snickers*
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Pound Foolish wrote:I'm very excited about the natural family design theme. Whether it's against contraception, or subtly attacking gay marriage, or going against divorce again, or some combination thereof, or just hinting that family in general is facing a lot of problems, this is remarkably bold of them.
I agree. I'm very curious to see the themes of the episodes. I think this is going to be a great album! Now we just have to wait... :evil:
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you can check out the full res version here, http://www.aiowiki.com/w/images/4/42/58front.jpg

you can even see the detail of the rope and the pattern of the vest that Eugene is wearing
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Pound Foolish wrote:Where did you find this cover, blondie? I haven't seen it on the site, was it on the wiki?
If you....read my post....I did give a source....

I'm curious about who's hands we see only the hands of..
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Pound Foolish wrote:I'm very excited about the natural family design theme. Whether it's against contraception, or subtly attacking gay marriage, or going against divorce again, or some combination thereof, or just hinting that family in general is facing a lot of problems, this is remarkably bold of them.
Which leads to an all-important question (that I just thought of): Does the town of Odyssey have any openly sodomite citizens, and does the city government recognize that practice?
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Pound Foolish wrote: *sigh* It's going to stink missing out on this season. A fairytale AIO!? that's literally one of my dream episodes.
Why are you missing out on 58? Also, isn't the fairytale one in the OAC, not album 58?
(An episode on gay marriage would be very interesting, but I highly doubt it will happen.)
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Pound Foolish wrote:Where did you find this cover, blondie? I haven't seen it on the site, was it on the wiki?
If you....read my post....I did give a source....

I'm curious about who's hands we see only the hands of..
Monty's, maybe? :? Just a thought.
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Yeah, because he totally took time out of his Secret Service duties to fly home and play a rousing game of tug-of-war with his grandfather and a family he barely knows. :P
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