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September 2nd, 2015

*takes hold of spoon, STIRS THE POT*

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I’m pretty much talking out my ass here. I’m not watching the new Muppet series, I have no intention of watching the new Muppet series, and I am probably missing out on a lot of context, but - dammit, I’m glad Kermit and Piggy broke up and I’m totally waving a TeamDenise banner here.

Partially I’m guilty of taking the Muppets way too seriously, but I’m kind of sick of seeing people hold up Miss Piggy as some kind of feminist icon. She hits people. She hits her boyfriend. In public and on camera and everything. Puppets hitting each other is part of a slapstick tradition going back probably thousands of years, but this new series, by setting everything in as close to the ‘real world’ as possible, just throws everything into a very harsh light, and in that light Miss Piggy looks an awful lot like a rageaholic serial abuser. In this context Kermit just broke up with his abusive girlfriend whom he’s been enduring for decades, and even though we don’t really know anything about his rebound girlfriend we can at least be pretty sure she hasn’t hit him yet. And yet the entire Internet is losing its collective shit, calling Denise ‘homewrecker’ and ’skank’ and basically punishing them both for Kermit finally escaping. Is this an accurate representation of what male domestic abuse survivors go through? I feel like it’s kinda too close for comfort.

Denise is going to turn out be a villain somehow. I know this because a) this is a giant nostalgia project aimed at Millenials, do you honestly think they’re going to let a change to the status quo this huge stand? and b) they made her look like a slagging Bratz doll, put her in a low-cut top and made her just a little too sexually aggressive for society to accept in a female. I mean, the Internet would still hate her even if she dressed like a nun, but add the ‘tart it up’ factor and it’s like waving fresh meat at a pack of starving dogs. The fans just lose their goddamn minds. And they will feel completely vindicated when Denise is revealed as The Villain: maybe she’s embezzling, maybe she’s a spy or saboteur, maybe she’s just basically cut from the same sociopathic cloth as Piggy, I couldn’t tell you how this is going to shake out, but it will end with a vicious, shrieking, hair-pulling spectacle catfight which Piggy will win and thus the status quo will be restored. Call me the Oracle of Kupo.

But until then, I ship it like FedEx and I am not ashamed.

September 4th, 2012

At least the new theme song doesn't make my ears bleed. That's something.

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So. The upcoming TMNT cartoon. It's actually going to be a thing. And we've got a clip of our heroes training here. The boys in action in an in-show setting! Sneak peek at what we can expect! Yay!

My thoughts? Eh... okay, look, my personal rule is you give the show a chance to show you where it's going before you pass judgement. Five episodes or so, say. Maybe even a whole season in certain cases. But after watching this, I'm starting to have my doubts. The animation style is... trendy, wherein 'trendy' is some corporate office's idea of What The Kids Are Into These Days after a few focus groups. There are some anime influences on display, which is fine in and of itself, but I'm not sure how well it works with the CGI. But like the Animated art style did, it might grow on me as time goes on. I'm more worried about the characters themselves.

Certain things are jumping out at me. )

I'm still gonna watch it, you understand. See you at the end of the month. *salutes*

August 21st, 2011

Am all caught up with TF:Prime now.

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It's still freakin' messing with my head. And I think we're seeing Optimus finally breaking. *whimpers*

That said, and because I'm still desperately trying to defillibrate my creativity...

You, the reading list, give me two characters you know I'm familiar with from different fandoms, and I'll give you a dialogue between them, without justifying how the crossover would work, how their worlds clashed, or how they could even meet each other -- just a silly crossover conversation for fun with no backstory.

ETA: My fandoms - Transformers (G1 primarily, though I'll write Prime, Animated, or Bayverse), Beast Wars, Final Fantasy VII, TMNT, Kingdom Hearts, Power Rangers (early series), maybe a little Ouran Host Club or DBZ.

April 8th, 2009

This fangirl moment brought to you by the Discovery Channel.

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Post-Mythbusters season opener:

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. *bounces around the room* :DDDDDD

That is all.

April 1st, 2009

I was too tired to think up anything to do for April Fool's.

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...which, I suppose, is a good thing. There seems to be a lot of hate directed toward April Fool's these days. At least on my flist.

The bug guy sprayed the hell out of our house, but a year and a half of the Recurring Bedbug Nightmare has made my parents even more neurotic than me. Along with washing everything in hot water (I hope my blankets get done soon, or I am going to be one cold moogle), Mom has gotten me new bedding, which is nice, and informed me that I have to bag up all my yarn and store it in the garage indefinitely, which sucks. My plans for an Etsy store are officially on hold, and (lj)ravynfyre's Magnus plushies are going to experience a Significant Delay. Mom says she's willing to buy me more yarn, but that's still a lot of projects - plans - hopes going Away for me. I'm kind of really bummed out by this.

She was very apologetic and told me over and over that I wasn't being punished, which of course only made me had to work harder not to start crying in front of her. Though the fact that I've been forgetting to take my meds probably accounts for some of that. Sleeping in the basement messes with my routine.

And just to add icing on the cake, oh my god, they're making the Anita Blake books into a TV series. I don't usually bitch about this, but Anita Blake broke my heart years ago and it's never quite healed. I dread to think what a bunch of executives will do to it. They're apparently aiming for a core audience of men 18-34, which is never a good sign, because most TV execs seem to think that 18-34-year-old men are a bunch of vacuous, self-absorbed fatheads.* About the only people they have a lower opinion of are women 18-34.

*Whether or not this is accurate is probably beside the point.

August 25th, 2008

Excuse me, God? This brain you gave me is defective.

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I now know why I can't stand reality TV. Not because of some enlightened sense of taste and desire for quality entertainment, as I thought - but because there's always a winner and a loser, and I always identify with the loser.

Why am I crying over a failure on Project Runway? Don't I have enough of my own?

EDIT: I feel better now. Strawberries and whipped cream fixes a lot of things.

January 17th, 2008

Random, mundane, boring stuff going on in my life. See also: Not Fandom.

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I've misplaced my muse, so these are going to be a series of disjointed paragraphs.

So, I just applied to the volunteer program at the local animal shelter. Apparently they need people to Design Stuff too, so we'll see how that goes. ...It probably defeats the purpose of the whole thing (from my parents' POV) if I deliberately requested jobs that don't deal excessively with the Public. Ah well - you can take the hermit out of the cave, but you can't take the cave out of the hermit. Especially if the cave has Internet access.

School so far is pretty much more of the same. I've got Production I (the art of Printing Shit), Production II (package design - we played with templates and markers today, and I made a little box shaped like a Triadhouse*), and 3D modeling, which would be cool if the prof-what-I'm-not-too-fond-of would shut up and let me play. I'm told there will be more playing tomorrow. We're to make a cartoon head. I'll probably end up doing Ravage or something like that. (Speaking of which, no, self, you are not allowed to crochet a Ravage for display at Botcon. You have too much else to do and you'd be devastated** if you didn't get it done in time. Besides, you already promised Poptart you'd do a bomb.)

ALSO. Apparently "Ghost Hunters" is coming to the base to do a series on a couple of Allegedly Haunted places. My question is, isn't that something that we, as people who live here, should have been told when we moved in!? I mean, there's got to be some sort of full-disclosure clause when it comes to the restless dead. (I know they're probably harmless, but I just don't do well with ghosts. It's a weakness.)

Today my mom took me through the process of making french toast, presumably so I won't starve when I move out and can't afford Chinese. It turned out pretty good, so yay me.

In completely unrelated news, does anyone else remember David the Gnome? I used to watch this all the time as a kid, but people I described it to looked at me like I was nuts. I was starting to think I'd made it up.

Now that the non-fandom stuff's out of the way, I really need to work faster on my [info]springkink prompts, but I've got a touch of the writer's block: namely, Rude and Tifa just refuse to get laid. *grumble*

*One of the girls got a bit huffy about the whole thing - said something about paying thousands of dollars to go to college just to play with markers and glue. "I must be lucky," I said, "to be six years old on the inside." 'Cause seriously, that was just fun. And to think I was sure I'd hate this class.

**Ha ha.

December 11th, 2007

Well. This has the potential to not suck.

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Contains spoilers for TF: Animated, as well as a link to a clip. Enter at your own risk. )

November 13th, 2007

How 'bout them Power Rangers?

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My job interview was rescheduled for Thursday, so I made it through a few more episodes of Power Rangers today. Am currently swinging around the Sword of Porn from this summer and posing like a ninny. *is Purple Porn Ranger, tadah!*

A few observations, taken from episodes 1-12. )
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