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It's hard to believe that a blog post goes from a guy who wanted to know why another guy's stories weren't on the site to Slimebeast losing his mind. As of this message, the blog post has about ninety two comments on it! That's insane! Even the guy who made the blog post says that the whole Slimebeast thing got out of hand! I'd like to think that Slimebeast and the other admins were able to settle their differences off-site but I'm not sure that's what really happened after this whole fiasco. As a fan of his work, I feel kind of embarassed and frustrated whenever Slimebeast does something like this.
A little while ago, my mom did some house cleaning and because of this, I was able to find my Far Side book, which had been lost for some time now. I don't think I recall seeing that particular strip in the book, though I could be wrong since I haven't read it in a while.
Speaking of fad diets, most if not all of them are nothing more than pseudoscience, much like the lie detector. There is a whole Wikipedia article dedicated to the topic and it gives a list of fad diets, like the South Beach Diet and liquid diets like Slim-Fast. I think one of the major reasons why people may latch onto fad diets is because they may feel terrible about their weight and feel like traditional weight loss methods, such as having a balanced diet and regular excercise, don't work for them. I could write an entire essay on the subject of fad diets but I'll keep it short for now.
One of the strangest ways to lose weight that I've ever heard of is to make your body produce as much sweat as possible to get rid of water weight. While it may work for a little while, you'll gain all of the weight back in a short amount of time anyway so it's honestly not worth your time.
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If I'm being honest, I think one of the other reasons why these Fad Diets and Excercise Routines are popular is due to the media. While I'm not saying they're entirely to blame, I think they do play a small role in defining what they consider "beautiful" or at the very least "normal" when it comes to someone's appearance. The best example I can think of is people, especially women, who are featured on the cover of magazines or on TV. While they're seemingly good looking, some of them may have achieved those looks through unhealthy methods (i.e starving themselves) or through methods that are out of their control (i.e the cover artist using the power of photoshop to alter their appearance, the person's own genetics, etc). As a result, someone who might suffer from self-esteem issues regarding how they look may see those people and feel even worse about themselves, which could result in them resorting to the use of Fad Diets or Excercise routines.
So I found this Lonely Island song that I think is just as enjoyable as Like a Boss and I'm On a Boat. It's called "Threw It On The Ground" and it's about this guy who throws stuff on the ground as a way to "fight" against the system. By the way, the URL of the Ground video has the word "gAY" in it. Weird, huh?
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Along with Weird Al, The Lonely Island are my favorite artists when it comes to comedy in song form. Not only that but they seem to be consistently good and funny when it comes to the quality of their work.
BMI (Body Mass Index) is a very flawed way to determine if someone is at a healthy weight or not. One of its most infamous flaws is that it doesn't differentiate between muscle mass and fat mass. For example, BMI is particularly inaccurate for people who are very fit or athletic, as their high muscle mass can classify them in the overweight category by BMI, even though their body fat percentages frequently fall in the 10–15% category. The Wikipedia article on this topic goes into a lot more detail about the flaws with BMI. If someone were to use a person's BMI to see if they're healthy or not, I'd say include other factors like their diet and the amount of excercise they get, genetics, how much stress they deal with on a day to day basis, known medical conditions like depression or ashtma, and so on.
Today, the Angry Video Game Nerd and The Nostalgia Critic uploaded a new video. The AVGN made a review on wrestling games while the NC reviewed a movie called Scary Godmother. I don't know if you're interested in either one of them, but I figured I'd mention it just in case.
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Besides the new IT movie, I don't know what else he's going to review for Nostalgiaween this year. The only thing I don't want him to review is Hocus Pocus because he's already reviewed that movie three times. Once for Disneycember Live Action, once for an NC episode, and another time where he reviewed it again to make up for the lackluster NC episode on it.
Well I clicked on the Craigslist video and I got halfway into it before realising that I saw this video already. Not only that but I think I heard a few of these stories in Mr. Nightmare's Craigslist Horror Story series. Speaking of Mr. Nightmare, he uploaded a video titled "5 Disturbing True Swimming Pool Horror Stories". I haven't seen it yet because I've been busy with college work and whatnot. At this point, I think I've heard every "true" Craigslist horror story that's out there, including awful ones like these. By the way, the worst story in this compilation has to go to number two, which goes from 13:38 to 31:43.
So Slapped Ham recently uploaded a video about terrifying witches that were caught on camera. What I like about Slapped Ham is that he lets the audience decide whether or not a video is real or fake and I think the same can be said for this video. In the number four segment, the video that was shown had been debunked by a guy called CaptainDisillusion and while it is a short video, he goes into a lot of detail explaining why the video is fake. A long time ago, I used to think that witchcraft was real but over the years I realized that it's not as real as I thought it was.
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So recently, Chadtronic released a video where he reacts to a training video for Hardee's. The video itself was one of his funniest not only because of his commentary but because of the contents of the training video. From what I understand, the video seems to have been made in the eighties due to the abandance of the colour pink in the dining area. Now that I think about it, what was up with the popularity of the colour pink during that decade? I mean the only reason I can come up with is that pink is supposedly a calming colour. But outside of prisons and locker rooms, no other kinds of places have the colour pink at least from what I know. So if that's the case, why aren't more places painted pink? You might find out in this article about the colour pink!
Fun fact! I actually learned about the effects of the colour pink back in sixth grade. For one of my classes, we had to read a book called Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, which is a book about a kid named Joey who struggles with ADHD. In one part of the book, Joey talks about how his room was going to be painted pink in the hopes that it's calming effects would help with his hyperactivity. At one point in the book, Joey uses the words "Cartoon Hell" to describe something. When we got to the part, we were scared to say the word hell because we thought we were going to get in trouble. Because of this, the teacher decided to read this part of the book.
Slapped Ham's countdowns used to have these animated transitions where the pig character would be doing something like swimming away from a shark and when the animation was almost done, a number would show up. Sadly he doesn't seem to use these anymore and to be honest, I miss them. I'm not sure which mysterious photos video you're talking about, as he's done more than one if I recall correctly.
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I remember Scaretheater making a video about the Three Men and a Baby Ghost thing. From what I remember, he came to the conclusion that the figure was a cardboard cutout of Ted Dansen that was featured in a deleted scene and the film crew forgot to remove it from the set. Here's his video: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM9nGyhedLg). Captain Disillusion also made a video on the subject, though this video is almost a decade old at this point. If you want to watch it, here you go: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_9DmF3Zc24).
My mom says that they shouldn't get rid of Columbus Day because she says that Americans don't get enough holidays. So I suggested that they rename the holiday with something else, like Italian Heritage Day. That way we can still have a holiday that celebrates Italian Heritage, like what some people do with Columbus Day, but doesn't glorify someone like Columbus. Not only that but I think it might be more positively received if it became a national holiday.
Shower Thought: Anastasia Steele from Fifty Shades of Grey is secretly a robot that was implanted with memories and weak emotions by her "stepfather", who is really her creator. I think this theory would explain her barely developed personality, her speaking style, and the reason why she makes so many crazy decisions.
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I can't believe I forgot to mention this in the last message but Bad Creepypasta recently released the first part of their reading of the Ronald McDonald House Creepypasta. To make a long story short, they didn't disappoint! Here's the link: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNzkcvjKsho&t=0s).
They made a sequel to Three Men and a Baby? Never heard of it until now and my reaction is... well... that was a thing. It's kind of a similar reaction I have to the Herbie sequels. Not only that but it's also the reaction I have to a standalone film called Curly Sue, though this is a film I actually sat down and watched when there was nothing else on. Speaking of Three Men, one of the main men looks like Burt Reynolds in the poster for Three Men and a Baby.
Have you ever heard of Doraemon? It's kind of like a Japanese version of Inspector Gadget, though the manga version of Doraemon predates I.G by about fourteen years. Well the first Doraemon anime began in 1973 and it has since become a partially found anime series according to the Lost Media Wiki. Recently, some guy won three scripts for episodes from this series in an auction. You can read more about the anime series on the Lost Media Wiki: .
So the Nostalgia Critic recently uploaded a review of the new IT movie and I think it's one his funniest reviews in recent years. I don't know if you saw the movie yet but I'll leave the link to the review anyway: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLN1FwiqGwc).
Wow, I could have sworn it hadn't been a week since we last talked, but it's been nearly two. Life is like one big, never-ending day to me. It's really hard to tell what happened when. Sorry about the delay! I've had a busy - busier than usual - couple of weeks. One of our guys quit at work without giving any notice, that really hurt the store and got my hours extended. I've worked late the last three shifts: I'm supposed to leave at or by 6:30 AM and ended up leaving after 9:30 AM for two of them - 11 hour days - and an hour later than I should have last night.
It hasn't all been bad though, I got 48 hours this week, so I got some overtime pay. I also bought a new (to me) car! I ended up buying a 2000 Camero with 85K miles on it for a little under $3000. A sport car wasn't my first choice, but the guy that owned it was trustworthy and the car is in good condition, plus the one I was driving was on its last wheel (figuratively, but not by much).
Last time we talked, we were talking about ingenuity among heroes. Unfortunately, I still cannot come up with a new example. Also, you sent me a dossier on Specter! I was rather shocked and amused by his like for writing Lion King fanfiction. I'm really fond of villains that have a degree of composure/self-control. I'd say that it takes more skill to keep the damage aimed at only what you are targeting and, to me, when someone gets hurt by such a person, it seems like a more dire situation.
- Sorry to hear that about your mom. I hope things improve soon! Oh, you did mention that, can't remember if you mentioned the family trip or not tho. Those are great, haven't had a family trip since the one from five years ago (right after I finished college). Not too good. Physically everything is better for them, but there are other things going on now that just blow.
- I can understand quitting without any notice if you give your two weeks (or however many days) notice and the place starts treating you horribly out of spite, but other than that or something sensitive and unforeseeable, yeah. Lol, people like that are some of the worst XD
- I have, haha! The original meme at 0:58:  (okay, not really, but immediately what I think of whenever I see those memes). Speaking of, have you seen the trailer for the next film yet? Looks great! Buckle up! I'm going to be popular 12:09, October 16, 2017 (UTC)
- Here's hoping that things stabilize for us both in time for Thanksgiving! Ah, my mistake. I could have sworn you'd mentioned a trip before. Did he go on a different one a while back? Maybe you told me about that one and that's the one that I am thinking of. I also could just be entirely misremembering, doh.
- That's really funny. I actually haven't seen any of The Naked Gun films, but have always wanted to. I see them airing on TV sometimes, but they're always halfway through and I'd rather watch them from the beginning (same with The Lord of the Rings and Police Academy films). That fireworks factory, "Nothing to see here" bit has been adapted into a pretty popular gif XD Haha. I know that's why I tuned in :P Never was a fan of football (american version) tho.
- Are you going to enter Humboldt's Werewolf story contest? I decided to in an effort to get something else out this year. I feel like I have written more within the first five months of this year than I have any other year, but I've been scrapping practically everything. I wrote a 40,000 word script for a Visual Novel thingy that I was working on and ended up scrapping it >.> That was a different one from the Ikari one, I'm still doing Ikari because that's my baby. Anyway, I think I have a real chance of finishing my Werewolf pasta and posting it. I think it's rather unique. I'm just unsure if I'll make the deadline, lol. I kinda wish that I could submit Gumjaw as my entry, super fond of that one. Ah well. Buckle up! I'm going to be popular 21:24, October 19, 2017 (UTC)
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Speaking of Wikis, Slimebeast started this Wiki called the Creeps Wiki. This is what the wiki is for according to its homepage:
(This site should serve as a resource for "all things creepy". This can include images, stories, real-world events, and more. Ideally, content uploaded to this wiki will "need" a place to call home. For example: A GIF of a rotating 3D skull from the 1990s probably doesn't belong here - but a spooky image pulled from a radom site/post does, as it would possibly need preserving or would reasonably be something users would come here to see.
Above all, we hope to be a welcoming place for creepy content - without the pretense of serving only the most talented or notable creators. It is our belief that repositories of information shouldn't play favorites when it comes to securing interesting creative content.)
Love that spelling error in paragraph one. Also, I'm not really sure how to feel about this. I get the feeling that he started the wiki out of spite but I also get the feeling that he really wanted up and coming horror writers to have another platform besides /r/nosleep and the Creepypasta Wiki to work with. Here's the link to the wiki by the way: (http://creeps.wikia.com/wiki/Creeps_Wiki).
So I recently finished watching the second part of Bad Creepypasta's reading of the Ronald McDonald House story. To make a long story short, it's now one my all time favorite episodes of Bad Creepypasta along with Abandoned by Disney and The Real Chuckie Cheese (the story that involves the line "We can't just kill that thing! It's a beast version of the mascot!"). I'm not sure if you've seen the second part yet so I'll link it just in case you haven't: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90zg4XpXilQ).
I'm with you on the fact that it's baffling to see a story like this on the Creepypasta Wiki because it's a place that wants to be taken seriously as a site for hosting horror stories, right? Well, if that's its intention, then I don't think it's a good idea to keep stories like Ronald McDonald House and I Think There's Something Wrong with Daniel Tiger on the site, as they don't really meet the site's Quality Standards.
Also, I don't know if anyone else has suggested this but I think all of the pastas on the Creepypasta Wiki that were put in the historical archive should be moved to their own Wiki. So there are about 200 pages in the Historical Archive category, which I think is a good amount of content to start with. By giving these pastas their own home, it will allow people to take the Creepypasta Wiki more seriously while giving people who want to read these stories a way to do so. If you ask me, a good name for this place would be the ClassicPasta Wiki.
One of the toys is loud you say? Well surely it can't be any louder than this: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZIqtjmyDL4).
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So the Daniel Tiger pasta has been on the wiki for about thirty seven days. Yup that's right. A Lost Episode pasta, a type of pasta that has been blacklisted on the Creepypasta Wiki, has been up for almost a month. That's... baffling. Like I'm still trying to figure how the hell it was allowed to be uploaded to the wiki and stay there for so long. While I do think there are some areas in the Quality Standards that could be improved upon, I think the standards are actually quite good for the most part.
I looked into the Edit History for that Richard Pryor story and it seems that the story was uploaded back in 2010. Now if I'm remembering this correctly, this was during a time where the Creepypasta Wiki's standards were much more lenient than they are today. This was also a time where the word "Creepypasta" had a different meaning so that might be one of the reasons why the story is the way it is, though the issues you brought up also play a big part.
For me, I think there should be a page on the Creeps Wiki that clearly explains what their Quailty Standards are if they want to be taken seriously as an alternative to the Creepypasta Wiki. Hell, even /r/NoSleep has their Quality Standards on the side of the page! I would also suggest getting the word out about the Wiki. Maybe Slimebeast, the founder of the Wiki, could advertise the site on his Twitter, YouTube channel, or on his own website or plug it on all three of these places. Though to be fair, I'm not sure if he has done this already.
Hi there, I hope you're doing well. I've been quite busy but I hope you and your mother are doing great! If you have any great creepypastas you think I should read, let me know, I love a good scare! Hope you're doing well! Luigifan100 03:31, October 16, 2017 (UTC)
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There's Creepypasta for children now? When did this happen? Was it there the whole time and I didn't know about it until now or is this a newfangled thing?
So in Catcher in The Rye, when Holden is talking to his sister, Pheobe, and she mentions that she's playing Benedict Arnold in the Christmas Pagent. Out of everything in this book, I think that part is the most bizzare. Yet, nobody seems to talk about it. Maybe this was a thing in the 1940's but nowadays, having Benedict Arnold in a Christmas Pagent is weird.
Perhaps I should've explained the whole "Creepypasta definition change" a little better. So from what I understand, Creepypastas used to mostly be short stories that were somewhat believable and would often be re-posted on other places around the web by anonymous users. Nowadays, according to Wikipedia, copying and pasting stories has become less common and is seen as intellectual theft by many members of the Creepypasta community. Not only that but over the years, longer length Creepypastas have emerged and the quailty of said Creepypastas has also improved for the most part.
To be honest, I'm pretty indifferent to Spritzee and Aromatisse. I don't love them but I don't really hate them either. They're just kind of... meh.
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I think describing older Creepypastas as urban legends is probably the best way to describe them. These older pastas also seem to be a bit similar to chain emails from the 1990's.
One of the first Creepypastas I read was Lavender Town Syndrome. At the time, I liked the story, as it didn't seem too implausible at the time. At one point, I was writing a story from the perspective of a person who was a victim of Lavender Town Syndrome. Unfortunately, the story has been lost but one of the details I included in the story was the main character having the ability to hear sounds slightly above 20,000 hertz, which gave them a somewhat plausable reason to fall victim to it. Though after spending two years on the Creepypasta wiki and watching various videos analysing Lavender Town legends, including one by Jwittz and Bird Keeper Toby, my tastes have changed and I can see more of the faults with the Lavender Town Syndrome story. I also don't find it as scary as when I first read it.
Here's the link to Jwittz's video: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCj7h6cTpOg) and here's the link to Bird Keeper Toby's video: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJib3arc7y8). Word of warning: The Jwittz video is from 2012 so some of the information in there may not be up to date.
From what I understand, part of Aromatisse's design is based on a flamenco dancer and a can-can dancer, which are types of dances that are quite popular in France, the country that Kalos is based on. Its design may also draw inspiration from plague doctors, particularly from the bird-like masks they wore to drown out the smell of the plague by stuffing it with herbs and perfumes. I don't know if that makes its design better but I think those bits of information gives some insight as to why it looks the way it does.
"Someone pointed out that in the forties and fifties there were a lot of people who wanted to seem really American, so the author may have been trying to satirize people who acted hyper-patriotic to put on a show for others." I guess that makes a bit more sense and I think this hyper-patriotic attitude still exists today, though I don't think it's as big as it was in the late forties and early fifties. A major example of this is in Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor. The film was reviewed by the Nostalgia Critic back in 2013 and he really hated it. Why? Well, here's the video: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w7IbRhBdRU).
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It would be one thing if these hyper-patriots were pointing out legitamate problems with the government or the people of America despite their love of the country and maybe offering ways to fix said problems. You know, something along the lines of, "While my love for America is beyond measure, I'd be lying if I said it didn't have its fair share of issues. For example..." But if they're complaining for the sake of complaining, it's not really helping anybody.
As much as I'd hate to admit it, there are two things about Micheal Bay's Pearl Harbor that I liked. The first thing is the scene where F.D.R is talking with some people and one of the people tells F.D.R that something can't be done. How does F.D.R respond? Well, he gradually gets up from his wheelchair until he fully stands up. He then leers at the guy who said it and growls, "Do not tell me... it cannot be done." This scene is so cliche that it makes me want to get from my seat and say, "Fuck yeah!" with my teeth clenched. The other is how Japanese people are portrayed. For the most part, the Japanese people shown in this film are presented in non-stereotypical ways. For one thing, they don't speak in an accent similar to what's been shown in American World War II propaganda.
However, this compliment is a bit of a stretch because there's a scene where the Japanese are firing at the American hospitals even though in real life, they never did that, despite the fact that they had a clear shot. This scene alone gets my blood boiling not only because it makes the Japanese look worse than they actually were in the real Pearl Harbor event, but also because it seems like something that was ripped right out of an Anti-Japanese propaganda film. I mean, what's the point of having a respectful portrayal of Japanese people if you're going to throw it all away with this fucking scene? Normally I don't get this pissed at a film but this film is based on a real event in which real people on both sides were severely harmed both mentally and/or physically. Hell, some people on both of those sides never made it out! I mean, if you're going to go out of your way to base your film on an event like World War II, you need to have discipline. You need to have maturity. You need to buckle down and do your research! Okay. It's an adaptation and changes are inevitable, whether the people involved with the film like it or not. But even then, that's not an excuse for this insulting piece of shit that dares to call itself a "film". Sorry for this long rant but this is one of those films that really gets under my skin, especially because World War II is one of my favorite historical events to study.
And Now for Something Completely Different! So recently, a guy named Creepy Thomas O made a blog post about another plagiarist that's stealing spooky stories written by other people and selling them and having the balls to claim that they're his own. What's interesting about this particular case is thatthe plagiarist made an "interview" on the Read Write Club website. I put the word interview in quotes because the presentation of the finished product and how you fill it out is similar to a basic profile. Just for the hell of it, I filled out an Author Interview form and while I'd love to show it to you right now, the profile takes about a few days or so to be published on the website. So in that case, I'll let you know when the profile is on the site. Anyway, back to the plagiarist.
So like I mentioned before, the plagiarist made an interview for the website. One of the parts in this interview that stood out to me was the image the guy decided to go with. I mean, it looks awful. The best I can describe it is that the image looks like a cropped mugshot of a dirty and tired looking man with a small facial tattoo on his right cheek. Look, I understand that the site isn't super prestigious (Don't worry, it isn't Wattpad levels of quality) and has a file size limit of 250kb for the images but is that really the best picture he could've chosen? I don't usually like to dwell on things like someone's appearance but if you're going to post an image on a page that's supposed to promote your work, using an image that resembles a mugshot is probably going to give some people the wrong idea and as a result, they might not become interested in your work. Another thing that stood out to me was the poor grammar in certain parts of the interview. This is particularly noticable in the "Tell us About Your Books" section, the "How Did You go About Getting Published?" section, and the "What’s Your Next Book Project?" section. I mean, if his grammar is as bad as in this interview, then it makes his plagarism of more well written stories all the more obvious.
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When it comes to racism, I think America has come a long way but that doesn't mean there isn't room for improvement.
So apparently, venomous fish are a thing that exist. Go fellow Creepypasta writer! To your keyboard! The endless possibilities for scares await you! Here's a Wikipedia article about them: (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venomous_fish). I once heard that humans know more about the surface of Mars than they do their own oceans. I think there's some truth to that if I'm anything to go by.
I remember when Phelous reviewed an Eli Roth film called Hostel. In the review, he mentioned that Slovakia was disgusted by how the film portrayed the country. He also mentions that Eli Roth tried to counter this by saying, "Americans do not even know that this country exists. My film is not a geographical work but aims to show Americans' ignorance of the world around them." I won't spoil it but Phelous gives a funny and satisfying response to Eli Roth's quote. Here's the full review: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWjr885sJn4).
From what I've looked through on Thomas' blog post, it seems that there was a lot of content that was related to the plagiarist was linked in both the actual post and in the comments section. For example, in the actual blog post, there were links to Emmering's (the last name of the plagiarist) book called In The Sky, which is a compilation of stolen content that includes some Creepypastas that were written by other people. Now unless this person got permission from the authors of these stories to use them in their book (which I highly doubt they had at the time they compiled the stories), they have no legal right to include the full stories in their book. At least as far as I know.
The other link in the post that relates to Emmering is a link to one of his products on Lulu.com. Thankfully, the product has been removed from the site. Speaking of websites, the post includes a link to Emmering's website and it doesn't seem to work on any device you use. It's a site made with Wix, a site creator like Weebly and WordPress, but I think Six is the worst of its kind. I mean, if a site doesn't work regardless of what device you use, you might want to use a different site creator to make a new site.
In the comments section of the blog post, Empy gave links to Emmering's official Twitter account (which has no Tweets on it) and their personal Twitter account, which has Tweets that make them look like a crazy conspiracy theorist and has a mugshot-like image for his profile icon. Empy also gave a link to his In The Sky book on Amazon, which is still up surprisingly, and gave a link to another product of Emmering's on Lulu.com, which has been removed. By the way, the In The Sky book cost thirty bucks on Amazon! For abook of that quality, that's fucking ridiculous! They're also selling another book on Amazon called Theories from The Dark Side, which is about ten bucks. The links for these will be below this paragraph.
Link to Emmering's official Twitter account: (https://twitter.com/Emmeringbooks)
Link to Emmering's personal Twitter account: (https://twitter.com/stopfakecnn)
Link to In The Sky book page on Amazon: (https://www.amazon.com/Sky-Michael-Emmering/dp/1387143921/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1508082992&sr=8-2&keywords=Michael+Emmering)
Link to product page on Lulu.com: (http://www.lulu.com/shop/michael-emmering/in-the-sky/paperback/product-23283486.html)
In my opinion, people like this give self publishing a bad name, along with a certain series resembling poorly written fan fiction that somehow got two movie adaptations (with a third on the way) and involved the colour grey. It's sad because I think self-publishing has a lot of positive qualities such as giving authors a large amount of creative control over their content and design, higher royalties compared to traditional publishing and the ability to sell in any global market.
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Morgan Freeman: The Writer Fish is a very interesting species of fish that makes it home in the warm waters off the coast of Australia, a place that is infamous for its deadly wildlife. Unlike other species of fish, it has five fingers on each of its front fins, allowing it to use a keyboard with ease. It is capable of living outside of water by coating itself in protective slimey film. However, it prefers to live in bodies of water, specifically near piles of discarded waterproof laptops. (Switches focus back to me)
To be honest, if The Emoji Movie can become a real thing, then I'd believe that a live action Dora The Explorer movie can become a real thing too.
So you know that author interview I did a little while ago for Read Write Club? Well it's finally here and it looks pretty good: (http://www.readwriteclub.com/hailey-sawyer/). I also added a section to the sidebar on my website that lists all of the places where myself and/or my work was featured.
Speaking of my website, I've added a new story to it. I've taken the lost episode idea I had a couple of years ago and turned it into an article that's in the format of something you'd might see on The Lost Media Wiki. I've included a mix of facts and fiction and I'm working on the promotional material that is mentioned in the story and once that's done, I'll add it to the story when I get a chance. Here's the link to the story: (https://haileysawyer.wordpress.com/2017/10/25/r-l-stines-the-haunting-hour-the-series-summon-the-samurai-girl-lost-episode-2014/).
Back in 1993, an animation studio called Toon Makers wanted to create an Americanized version of Sailor Moon. While a pilot was made, the full thing was never released to the public. Thankfully, people eventually realized that it was cheaper and easier to import and dub footage from Japanese animation. Here's the link to the full article: . Speaking of that, remember when Disney used to re-release their animated films in theatres from time to time? Well since they're remaking their animated films, I feel like I need to ask this question. Wouldn't it be cheaper and easier to just re-release the films in theatres rather than remake them?
You know what two shows I always mix up? Boy Meets World and The Wonder Years. Think about it. Both are "Coming of Age" shows and both feature a male protagonist played by a member of the Savage family (The Wonder Years stars Fred Savage while Boy Meets World stars Ben Savage). Also, both shows begin with the protagonists in middle school.
That would be very handy. Haha, yeah, I do have to look back quite often (especially since there are days of gaps between my replies to you at times).
Sci-Fi used to have so many corny movies, but they had a certain charm to them. Nowadays I stay away from the horribly renamed SyFy channel. I just can't stand their programming anymore. We got a newer network that plays Sci-Fi stuff and it reminds me a lot of the old Sci-Fi network. I'm hoping they never start airing wrestling matches, because that's when ScFy went downhill.
I misunderstood when the submissions were due by and as a result I got home from work one day and spent 5 1/2 straight writing the ending to it (I normally go to bed at 6:30 AM to 7:00 AM, but I went to bed between 11:30 AM and 12 PM that day). I really hated my life that day XD I slept all the way through until it was time to go to work. At least it was done and on time! It's rather unfortunate that I didn't get go as grandiose with it as I wanted to because of my misconception of how long I had left though ;_; Here's the pasta, if it interests you: That Moon of Mine.
Ah, that VN was called 'Artificial Friendship'. It was about a girl with severe social anxiety who had a giant super computer/artificial intelligence stored away in a secret room of her house. Her dad was a scientist and had built it in secret, but she accidentally found the hidden room it was housed in by tripping into her bathroom wall (fake wall). I was a little sad to stop working on it, but I reached the point to where I wasn't feeling it and felt that it was becoming overly dramatic. On the bright side, I was writing on it like mad when I was working on it, I hit the 40K words in two to three months. So, it's not like I spent half a year to years working on it.
Feel free to send me a copy!
- I remember this one movie with a rabid Rottweiler, or maybe there were three - Just one, I think. Anyway, the Rottweiler was chasing this little girl throughout the whole film and somehow it ends up on fire and its - or their - skin melts away and reveals they are robots. It was so cheesy for a few reasons already, but that sealed the cheesiness cake for me. I mean, why would you build a robot dog, of all things, to terrorize people and why some random little girl? Oh! Comet TV is the channel I was talking about XD
- Haha, yeah, that was the inspiration. It was super dark and hopeless in tone though, at least WataMote is funny at times.
- I'll give it a read and a response, but It'll probably take me a couple of days because I'll have to read it in bits. Mmmm, it's usually the first few sentences for me. I have trouble getting started and keeping something rolling, but once I get going it rolls to the finish line - unless I take a break and have to start writing again :'( I agonize over most of my sentences. Sometimes they just never look or sound right.
- Oh, I just meant Pokedex order when they did the rap. It always bothers me seeing them out of the original Pokedex's order (Bulbasaur to Mew).
- That's funny. I actually had just watched the WatchMojo video he is reacting to a couple days ago XD "The Literary Girl" from 'The Daily Lives of High School Boys' cracked me up when I was watching that anime. I always hoped for more of that skit with each episode. That anime is basically a robot chicken anime, but set in high school. I'm happy that I've seen most of the anime on that list~ I still need to see Full Metal Alchemist, Dragon Ball Super and Prison School though. Buckle up! I'm going to be popular 22:11, October 28, 2017 (UTC)
- For the first time ever since I've had my job, I'm going to have two days off in a row. I'll read what you sent me on Thursday/Friday :D I was originally supposed to have tonight off, but was asked to work. I did manage to negotiate Friday off instead.
- Wait. If the robodog didn't have a mouth, then was its only method of attack blowing itself up? That seems like a serious waste of resources! Haha, "That!" *Points at puddle on floor* I was so happy when I discovered that Comet TV was showing 'The Outer Limits'.
- Oh my gosh, could you imagine a girl like Tomoko with a giant mech? Whenever she gets nervous she'd just retreat to inside the mech XD
- Definitely. I swap out words all the time. Honestly, I probably spend more time changing words than I do advancing the story. I hate reusing the same words/phrases if I can avoid it. Yay!
- Sorry, one of those times where the internet being not in person communication leaves for misinterpretation XD
- Yup! Here is all of them merged together:  Sometimes it was the same guy and sometimes it was different. Haha, I remember you talking about that. I know there is a tournament arc (can't have DB without one) and I'm super hyped to see that. I want Vegeta to surpass Goku at the end of Super and be the one to save the day, even if it's short lived.
- I just read 'The Facility for Becoming Useful'. It looks long, but I don't think it is. I figured it'd take me an hour to an hour and a half to read, hence my wanting to wait to read it, but it only took 15 to 20 minutes. If anything, I want it to be a bit longer. I'd like an explanation for the Professor's end goal. Although, that might ruin it. Some of the scare does come from not knowing why it is being done and it wouldn't make sense for the Professor to explain it, so never mind XD
- I thought it was a good read. I like the Keepers and their concept. You have these brainwashed agents of a mysterious professor that follow his order without question. There is no malice behind their actions, they seem rather desensitized to what they are doing, but their moral compass tells them they are doing the right thing. The story reminds me of Stockholm Syndrome; parallels it in theme, and that excites me. Brainwashing/desensitization is so underutilized in horror.
- If I were in such a situation, I probably would have ordered some sort of sticky food if available and stuck it to the gas sprinklers on day 3 or 4; definitely would have after the first couple of times of CPL, but then I most likely would have gave up if I failed to fight/make my way out :'( (would really not want to be reconditioned, I would see that as being death).
- I was going to call you a monster, but thank goodness, you gave control of my PC back to me!
- Ha ha, I feel a combination of laughter, pity, pain, and indigestion whenever I watch that scene *rewatches it again* There could be a scene where she has something embarrassing playing on a screen in her mech and she thinks it is hooked up into a headjack that is only able to be heard by her - from within the mech - but she actually has it hooked into the mech's speakers (used for communicating with others).
- I think the scene when they grab hands is the final scene of the anime even though it was just a side gag that was its own story. I might be mistaken as it has been a year or two since I last watched the anime, but I do know that gag was one of the most popular in the show. Another funny thing the show did was have the main protagonist appear less and less until he stopped showing up. In a later episode, he shows and asks why he has such limited screentime, to which the glasses guy you just saw replies that the viewers found him to be too generic and boring. He was great in this scene tho:  lol.
- Free for all is a weird choice, but it makes it to where someone other than Goku has a chance of winning (well, under normal circumstances. Since this is universal, there are probably a few that could beat Goku. I guess this time this makes it so Goku has a chance to win). Buckle up! I'm going to be popular 01:49, November 4, 2017 (UTC)
- Yes, poor word choice because now I feel like I might be in danger - dun, dun dun! Oh yeah, I remember that comic! Clever of him to choose to do it during the pit stop. I don't think I would have thought of that.
- I've been trying to decide which is creepier and I can't. I don't think... but, a society of people who willingly abandon their morals over time would be very top level of creep.
- Maybe, but would probably be fruitless... unless I also asked for food that could be turned into weapons! "Why is the subject asking for two whole turkeys?"
- I think it did get worse, but I could be misremembering. Remember glasses guy? I think he was playing catch with the protagonist's dad when he informed him of this XD Losing your own cover to a different character - and a species at that - is incredibly harsh.
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Eli Roth to Michael Bay: Seriously Michael? A Dora The Explorer movie? Geez. I made Hostel and Cabin Fever and even I wouldn't stoop this low. Ooh! Faced!
One Disney film that I think deserves a remake is The Black Cauldron. I mean, the original was darker and grittier than other Disney films of the time and because Disney is currently interested in making darker and grittier remakes nowadays, a Black Cauldron remake should at least be considered. Despite this, there are some changes I'd make with this new film. The first change would be to get rid of Gurgie, the annoying hairy comic relief. The second change would be to make the main character less whiny and annoying. The third change would be to either show aspects of the princessy side of the girl character or make the girl character a non-princess.
So I remember seeing this film called Boyhood a few years ago. It's a Coming of Age story and the film was made over the course of twelve years with the same cast. The film focuses on Mason Jr. as he grows from a six year old into an eighteen year old. When I first saw it, I really liked it though it was a bit too long, clocking in at about three hours. Looking back on it however, it feels rather generic and I think the reason why it was so positively received was because of that whole "12 Years With the Same Cast" gimmick. At one point in time, this film was at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, which means it was in the "100% Club" along with films such as Mary Poppins and Disney's Pinocchio. In all honesty, Boyhood to me feels like a 40% or 50% film. It's not the worst film out there but it feels like it has too many scenes that go nowhere. While it does have 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes nowadays, that's still quite high for a film of this quality. Here's a great review of the film that really dives into why its not as great as the critics made it out to be: (https://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-cesca/its-okay-if-you-didnt-like-boyhood_b_6694772.html).
Yeah that jelly donut scene is a classic. Though from what I understand, there's supposed to be some red bean paste filling in a rice ball, which could be mistaken for jelly. Speaking of Pokemon, there is a way you can get the Safari Zone episode to be kid appropriate by American standards. What you do is you modify the design of the Waren's gun by putting the letters "Zz" on the side and make the muzzle orange. This makes the regular gun into a tranquilizer gun, which would make sense for the warden to have in case there was an incident where a person or Pokemon in the Safari Zone was a threat to the other Pokemon. You could also draw a photo of a Pokemon with flowers taped to the frame and have a plaque at the bottom that says, "Warden's Best Friend" in the Waren's office or main gate to subtly hint to the audience that the Warden uses guns for protection instead of Pokemon because he lost his Pokemon some time ago and is too heartbroken to get another one.
If you ask me, I think the English and Japanese version of the One Piece opening are both terrible. You want to see a version the One Piece opening that's actually kind of cool? Watch the German version! Here, I'll even give you a link to it: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZk9Nn-U9sM).
One of the songs used in The Wonder Years is Joe Cocker's cover of a Beatles song called "With a Little Help from My Friends". The song was used in the season one opening from what I understand and I think it's one of those covers that's not only good in its own right, but also surpasses the original. Thankfully, they secured the rights to use the song in the DVD version from what I've read. Thank god too because this song fits the show really well.
If you ask me, the Fifty Shades series and a book called Naked Came the Stranger have a couple of major things in common. They're both poorly written novels about erotic adventures and they somehow became popular enough to become a best seller. However, these things have one major difference. Unlike Fifty Shades, N.C.T.S was written poorly on purpose by twenty four people under one pseudonym. The reason? The writers of N.C.T.S wanted to illustrate the point that popular American literary culture at the time had become mindlessly vulgar and that any book could become a best seller if it had enough sex in it. So you could argue that N.C.T.S has a sense of self-awareness to it.
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The thing with me is that I don't really watch a lot of fictonal crime shows. I mean, I tune into Law and Order every now and then but after the theme song (which is the best part of the show) ends, I change the channel. While I don't have anything against them, they're not really something that clicks with me. However, I like watching something that's similar to Rob Dyke's YouTube series called Seriously Strange or something like Unsolved Mysteries that tend to have a more educational perspective on real life crime. Despite this, due to how weird the premise of that Law and Order episode (which was actually called Twenty Five Acts) was based on your description, I decided to check it out.
While the things that inspired the episode may not seem like they go together, I thought that the episode did a good job seemlessly blending the two sources into one story without it seeming clunky. I also liked how there was some social commentary regarding certain aspects of the Fifty Shades controversy such as how Christian's abuse towards Anna would play out in real life, the potential plagarism, and the poor writing. Though there was one part of the episode that bugged me. So eariler in the episode, the SVU crew are watching survailence footage of the author getting raped in the elevator by the TV show host. However, from what I've seen, this footage is never seen or mentioned again. This is a problem because when they're at the trial trying to prove that the host raped her, they don't show the footage or mention it. Now I'm not a legal expert or anything but I think showing that footage in court would've strengthened the author's case against the host. Yeah it's graphic and the SVU crew and author win in the end anyway but it's still something that didn't make much sense.
Also, at one point in the episode, they mention Fifty Shades of Grey. I'm surprised that there wasn't a headline somewhere in the episode that read, "Fifty Shades Author Throws Shade at Fifty Shades Knockoff and Plans to Sue with The Help of Shady Lawyer."
So I recently watched a review by Mr. Plinkett on James Cameron's Titanic and I thought it was hilarious as well as thought provoking. The review is an hour long but it doesn't feel like a slog to get through. By the way, Mr. Plinkett is an elderly man character who kind of sounds like Zoidburg from Futurama. For Halloween, I'm planning on making a blog post that's spooks related which was inspired by a four part video series made by YourMovieSucksDOTorg. I put what I was going to post in a Google Docs file so it will have all of the links to the videos in there and also have the whole thing ready to go by the time tomorrow rolls around.
Last night, there was a huge storm where I was and I lost power for about half a minute. The streetlights kept going out and the wind was really howling. Today, most of the people where I live don't have power or an internet connection for those who have Cox. Luckily, I'm not one of those people. However, they're supposed to be sending a new utility pole from Mass to where I live so hopefully, power and internet should be restored to the rest of the town by tomorrow.
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Wanna know what else Law and Order and Hawaii Five-O have in common besides being crime dramas? They both have memorable and kick ass theme songs. You know. The type of theme songs that make you want to jump out of your seat, clench your teeth, and yell, "Fuck Yeah!" In fact, I get the feeling that some people tune into these shows, listen to the theme song, and keep watching because they're too lazy to change the channel. Speaking of Law and Order, I think what they try to do when they take inspirations from two headlines is that they try to figure out common themes between them. For example, the Bill O' Riley incident and the Fifty Shades controversy share themes of Sexual Harrassment, Domestic Violence, and Non-Consentual Sex. Now sometimes, this method works and they're able to seemlessly blend the headlines into a single story. However, there are times where this method doesn't work such as with the Paula/Trayvon episode.
I think there should've been a scene where the footage is shown and the host tries to argue against the footage by making the claim that the man in the footage cannot be clearly identified. He could back up his claim by saying that the man's face is not shown on camera and that there is no audio in the footage to match the man's voice with his voice. I don't know how the rest of the court would react to his argument but I think it would've been wise to show something like this in the episode.
Lol! I sometimes have trouble spelling the word, "Massachusetts" so I use the word "Mass" when I'm talking about the state. The state's name is also on my list of "Words I Can't Seem to Spell Right For Some Reason". Other words on this list include "Squirrel", "Surprise", and "Australia".
Hello again, I've been so busy, I hope you had a great Halloween and have lots of leftover candy! I got quite a huge bag of Twix, Snickers, Milky Way and Baby Ruth, I might get a few cavities or two, but I think it's worth it. I hope you and your mom had a fun time and that both of you are doing well. Luigifan100 04:59, November 2, 2017 (UTC)
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You know, the Special Victims Unit really needs a better acronym, as a lot of people keep misreading it as "SUV". Here I got it! Let's call it, "Law and Order: Scarred Victims Squad".
So I've finished writing my final Haunting Hour review and although it's much longer than some of my other reviews, I feel like it's a good way to end the Every Haunting Hour Ever marathon. Since the review is coming out tomorrow, I'm not going to give anything else away besides that.
While browsing on the Cracked website, I came across one of the stupidest articles I've ever read. It's called "We Only Complain About Whitewashing When The Movie Sucks". Despite it being recently posted on a comedy website, this article is actually supposed to be taken seriously from what I've seen. One of the things they do in this article is that they compare a live action film (where you can see the actor and hear their voice) to an animated show (where you only hear the actor's voice) which is basically like comparing apples to oranges. Honestly for me, unless the film or show is based on a true story, it doesn't really matter what actor or actress they pick for a role as long as the actor can do a great job with it.
Oh God don't even get me started on the whole "Austria" vs. "Australia" mixup! Who thought it was a brilliant idea to have countries with very similarly spelt names?
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Me: Oh my god! I remember Ugly Betty!
Hollywood: Someone's nostalgic for Ugly Betty? (Dollar signs appear in their eyes and soon, an Ugly Betty film is made but is met with severe backlash because they didn't have an actual ugly person named Betty play the role of the title character).
You know what I just realized? In the 1991 Disney Beauty and The Beast film, Gaston has three beautiful women who are infatuated with him. Despite this, he decides to go after a woman who he obviously has no chance with and ends up getting fucked over and killed because of it. I mean, if he had chosen the three women over Belle, he'd probably wouldn't have gone down such a dark and deadly path. From what I remember, I think Gaston goes after Belle because he thinks that she is the most beautiful woman in town. This is where I disagree with Gaston because while Belle is quite a beauty, those three girls are just a bit more beautiful than her.
There was something that always baffled me about school. So when I told the nurse I needed to throw up, they would let me. However, when I came out, the nurse asked if I could see the vomit. Why? Why do you need to see my vomit? Do you have a vomit fetish? Do you think I didn't throw up? What's going on?
Oh that's great, congratulations to your mom, I hope she enjoyed her birthday and had tons of fun (maybe some chocolate)? I've been doing quite well, hopefully you've been doing the same? I can't wait for the middle of this month, I hope it gets a bit colder, I love how it feels! Hope you and your mother continue to do well ! Luigifan100 05:04, November 6, 2017 (UTC)
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So in other words, that new Magic School Bus show is a sequel not a reboot. While the new Frizz is a relative of the OG Frizz, I feel like they could've done more to distinguish the new character from the old in terms of looks and personality.
I guess when you put it that way, the whole "looking at vomit" thing makes a bit more sense. I mean, sometimes there could be foreign objects or blood in the vomit--- (passes out before the sentence could be finished).
One of my favorite shows, along with Malcolm in The Middle, is The Facts of Life, specifically from season two onward. While season one wasn't terrible, it wasn't that great either. For one thing, there were too many main characters to properly flesh out in a half hour show and as a result, a lot of them felt bland and forgettable except one that was played by Molly Ringwald and Edna Garrett, the housemother. Starting with season two however, the show was significantly retooled. For one thing, the amount of main characters was cut down, except for three OG students (Blair, Tootie, and Natalie) and Edna Garrett from the first season. They also made sure that the plot of the episodes gave quite a bit of room for character development. But in my opinion, one of the best changes to come from this retooling was the addition of the character Jo.
Now one of the reasons why Jo was an especially great addition was because, unlike the other Eastland School students who came from rich families, Jo was only able to attend Eastland on a scholarship, as she came from a family who didn't have a lot of money. This not only made Jo a good foil to the other students but she also acted as a straight man for the audience. Another reason why Jo was a great addition was that she didn't feel like she was thrown in for the sake of having a new character, which is a trap that a lot of other shows tend to fall into. Throughout the series, she was given depth outside of being a tough tomboy and she grew alongside the other characters.
Do you remember a book called A Million Little Pieces? It was basically a story about a guy who was an alcoholic and drug abuser and how he coped with rehabilitation in a twelve steps-oriented treatment center. It was originally marketed as a memoir but was later discovered to be false. Why do I bring this up? Well, it seems like there are quite a few of these "Fake Memoirs" out in the world. Hell, there's even a whole Wikipedia page dedicated to them, look: (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fake_memoirs).
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The alternate title for this message was "You Get a Fake Memoir! You Get a Fake Memoir! Everyone Gets a Fake Memoir!" but I decided that the current title was much better.
I don't know if this is true or not but I heard that if you go with the insanity defense, the judge could put you in a mental health facility for as long as they see fit, which means you could be stuck there for years or even your entire life.
I've been researching fake memoirs or, as Trump would call them "Fake News!", and from what I understand, fake memoirs have been around since at least the nineteen century. Thanks to the advancement of technology, especially the invention of the internet, fact checking has gotten much easier and because of this, people have gotten better at spotting fake or questionable information. However, some fake memoirs do slip through the cracks and their fakeness goes unnoticed for a while. There's a whole list of Fake Memoirs and Journals on Wikipedia, which you can see here: (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fake_memoirs_and_journals).
One of the entries that stood out to me was a journal called Go Ask Alice. This book is credited to "Anonymous" and it basically details the story of an unnamed teenage girl who develops a drug habit at age 15 and runs away from home on a journey of self destructive escapism. When this book came out in 1971, it became a huge hit and libraries had difficulty obtaining and keeping enough copies of the book on the shelves to meet demand. The book was praised for supposedly conveying a powerful message about the dangers of drug abuse. It was also recommended to parents and assigned or distributed in some schools as an anti-drug teaching tool.
However, around the 1990's, some people started seeing this book in a different light. Instead of seeing it as a powerful anti-drug tale, people began to criticize it for having a heavy handed, melodramatic, and inauthentic writing style. This made some people doubt that it written by a teenage girl and instead believed it was nothing more than fiction. It was also criticised for having an unrealistic portrayal of drug use. Over time, the book has come to be regarded by researchers as a fake memoir written by Beatrice Sparks, a therapist and author who went on to write numerous other books purporting to be real diaries of troubled teenagers.
I found an article that showcases some of the book's excerpts and based on what the article showed, I'm surprised people fell for the whole "True Story" gimmick. Here's what I'm talking about: (http://the-toast.net/2014/04/25/fake-lines-from-go-ask-alice/). The book has its own Sparknotes page: (http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/goaskalice/context.html) and a page on Snopes: (https://www.snopes.com/language/literary/askalice.asp). You know, Holden Caulfield from Catcher in The Rye may have been whiny and annoying at times, but at the very least, he didn't feel (for the lack of a better word) phony. Anyway, I will now move onto something else.
While watching The Facts of Life, I noticed that there's a lot of lesbian subtext in this show (which I'm okay with), especially when it focuses on Jo and Blair interacting with one another. One episode I know of that has a lot of this type of subtext is The Americanization of Miko. In this episode, a Japanese girl named Miko enrolls in Eastland and starts to look up to Jo as a cool person. From what I understand, their relationship is supposed to be played as idol worship but based on how everything actually plays out, it seems like Miko has a crush on Jo, which is kind of cute if I'm being honest. #Jiko (A Jo and Miko Shipping). I think Miko was in a few episodes after this one but eventually disappeared. I don't know if they gave an explanation for her departure but it's kind of disappointing that she didn't stick around for the rest of the series because there was a lot of potential for character development with her.
There used to be a website called Sapphmoric.com that not only reviewed episodes of The Facts of Life but also pointed out the lesbian subtext within the episodes. Unfortunately, it appears that the site has been shut down and replaced with ads that Ublock Origin didn't block automatically. However, there's another site called Television of Yore that recaps episodes of this show and one of the episodes they did a recap on was The Americanization of Miko. Here's the link if you want to check it out: (http://www.televisionofyore.com/recaps-of-the-facts-of-life/the-facts-of-life-season-3-episode-13).
It's okay. You can talk to me about Kool Aid--- Oh wait you're talking about that other red stuff, aren't you?
Remember Godzilla 2014? I 'member. The reason why I bring it up is because the actor who played Hal from Malcolm in The Middle and Walter White from Breaking Bad is in this movie. However, he dies in the first act of the film, which sucks because he should've been the main character who studies the monsters throughout most of the movie's run time, with bits of the monster's destruction thrown in every once in a while. Or maybe it could've been a versus movie where Walter White fights Godzilla. I'd pay to see that.
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I was doing some research on why Miko left The Facts of Life and I found out she was in about one to two episodes. However, I wasn't able to find information as to why she wasn't in the rest of the show. However, according to an article by New Ravel, the actor who played Miko (Lauren Tom) went on to have a pretty good career. Her most recognizable role to date is the voice of Amy from Futurama. She also played a character named Julie on this really obscure TV show called Friends. Here's the article I'm referring to: (http://newravel.com/pop-culture/tv/how-the-facts-of-life-cast-have-changed-in-the-years-since-they-left-eastland-academy/5/).
So Pepsi just released a new a new flavor of soda called Salted Caramel for the holiday season. I'm going to be honest, I have very little faith in this flavor. I mean, their last limited edition flavor (a cinnamon flavored cola) was utter garbage from what I heard. Then again, consuming too much cinnamon in one go has always been a stupid idea. Why do you think people look down upon The Cinnamon Challenge? Though I'm glad they didn't make a pumpkin flavored soda. #TeamCoke
You know what mode of transportation I want to see come back? Airships. They lost their popularity a little while after the Hindenburg incident and I feel like they should be given a second chance. With today's technology, we can include what made them so cool in the first place while working out some of their kinks. Also, I think it would give the airline industry some competition, which might force them to fix their existing flaws. Most of the time, the only things companies seem to respond to are money and competition.
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I've seen Jones Soda at a few stores in my area (mostly stores like FYE and the now defunct MovieStop) but I've never gotten around to actually trying it. Based on the list you linked in your last message, some of them don't actually sound that bad, such as the pie flavored ones, the Turkey and Gravy one, and the jelly doughnut one. At Wendy's, they have this fountian machine that has more than one hundred flavors of soda from quite a few different Coke brands, like... well... Coke of course and Fanta. Most of the time, I choose flavours from the Coke and Diet Coke brand which I normally don't see in stores like Vanilla, Cherry, and Rasberry.
Fun Fact! In Japan, Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) is all the rage around the start of spring. During this time, there's Sakura flavored food (I have no idea what that tastes like), Sakura related news, Sakura themed accessories, and a whole bunch of people flocking towards Sakura trees. It's kind of like "Pumpkin Fever" in America. There's a cute little comic about the subject made by a person called Eva and I recommend checking out some of her other comics, specifically the ones that focus on Japan.
So there's this article on Snopes that talks about an image of Donald Trump dumping a whole box of fish food into the Koi pond at the Akasaka Palace in Japan. The supposed reason for this was because he was impatient. However, the article analyzes the situation and comes to the conclusion that the photo was miscaptioned. Also, if you take a closer look at the photo, Abe's fish food box is tilted slightly and it looks like it's empty, which means that Abe must've dumped the contents of his box first. There's some funny tweets included in this article but I won't tell you what they are exactly.
I've been trying to get back to work on Johto Quest Episode Four but I've been pre-occupied by other projects and college work so It's been on hold for a little while.
I know it's been a month since you sent that message, but I thought it won't hurt to respond. Better late than never.
So, yeah. I guess my YT's doing pretty good, so far, at least. I won't really call my uploads consistent, unless you count as one video every 2-3 weeks consistent. I wish I can upload a lot more often, but under current circumstances that's not really possible. But truth be told, my current schedule works fine for me, no point in changing what works.
Thanks for the concern, by the way! I appreciate the love.
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So I looked at that Snopes article you sent me and after reading it, I had one question on my mind. Why didn't the cocaine makers just buy measuring spoons? Was it because that would leave some sort of paper trail after purchasing them? Was the plastic used in the McSpoons stronger than the plastic used in measuring spoons? Was the head of the McSpoon the ideal size for measuring cocaine? I gotta know!
It's funny to think that Donald Trump has done so much dumb shit that almost any story in which he does something ridiculous seems believable, regardless if it's actually true or not. It's even more impressive when you consider the fact that he's been the president for about a year now. Sometimes, I think that at the end of his presidency, every news station and person working in the white house is going to come out and say, "THIS WAS ALL A PRANK, BRO!"
I found this vintage ad for Life Savers and for whatever reason, it has this evil little girl on the right who's staring at the audience holding flowers. Like, what the hell is up with that? I mean, was that really the best person you could pick to star in your advert?
Speaking of flower flavored products, it turns out that the actual [http:// https://www.japan-talk.com/jt/new/sakura-petals Sakura] and Violet flowers are edible. So if you're ever out and about and the only thing to eat are those two types of flowers, you should be okay.
So I recently watched Lost in Translation. Without spoiling anything, I thought it was a pretty good movie and felt that the filmmakers did a good job making the characters, as well as the audience, feel alienated in the city of Tokyo. There is one thing that really stood out to me however. In one scene, a group of characters are in this resturant and one of them says the phrase "Hella Large". Now I thought that the word "Hella" wasn't a thing until the 2010's. But from what I understand, this movie came out in 2003, though [http:// https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hella further research suggests that it may have been used as early as the mid-1970's].
"I was there one day and the TV was showing CNN political news. I gave the workers a laugh when I told them I was just going to watch the soda machine because that was more interesting." Lol! This pretty much sums up modern mainstream media in a nutshell. Nowadays, I usually get my news either from comedians like John Oliver and Steven Colbert or obscure sites on the internet.
Hello there, I'm doing well, I can't wait to get the new pokemon games, they look pretty interesting! I'm also pretty excited for Thanksgiving. I hope you're doing well ! Luigifan100 06:19, November 17, 2017 (UTC)
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Sorry that it's been a week since I last replied. I've been really busy with work and sleeping a lot. I've had a few 12 hours shifts this week (okay, 1 twelve hour and an eleven and ten hour one). I meant to reply Tuesday, but Star Wars: The Old Republic had a 200% experience boost which meant that I could run a character through the entire MMO's story in about 24-30 hours instead of 140-180ish, so I spent most of the day doing that and lost track of time X_X I promise to read your story's scenes soon, probably Sunday (I think that's my next day off)? Just wanted to let you know that I am alive (not well though, busy dealing with a rotten headache and a lot of vomiting). I hope you have a great Thanksgiving! Buckle up! I'm going to be popular 06:35, November 17, 2017 (UTC)
- We need to stop feeling ill or the holidays are going to be rough! I'm glad that your mom is feeling better, but gosh I hope her back pain goes away quickly. She's had more than enough unpleasantness to last her a lifetime and she deserves a break from that.
- Aw, the baby Kangaskhan not being a shadow Pokemon would be the saddest thing ever :'(
- Not being able to communicate would be awful, yet Specter and Flying Fox find a way despite the complexity - I like this. I really appreciate how you are able to show off the intelligence of your characters (Flying Fox and Specter in this case). You are able to do it by showing instead of having to rely on telling or using a conversation to make your characters appear smart. Specter having the phone cheat sheet is one such thing that is genius, really cool and clever. The description of the "Five Poisons" is on point as well~ I always like weapons that have engravings or figureheads (is that the proper term?) on the end of them.
- Cerdis really loves his programs. What an awful man. I was like, "Specter, stop! What are you doing?" when he started drinking the poison that Cerdis gave him. Glad it all worked out for him XD Buckle up! I'm going to be popular 06:17, November 20, 2017 (UTC)
- I thought I had replied, but I was wrong D: Firstly, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Secondly, I thought Specter was speaking another language (like, you had actually translated what he was saying into another real world language), lol. I'm going to guess that Mr. Alighieri was a victim of one of (or multiple) Cerdis' programs long ago. Buckle up! I'm going to be popular 00:43, November 30, 2017 (UTC)
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I'm not sure if this has any truth to it but I always thought that the "game" called Life is Strange popularized the word "Hella". You know what, now that I think about it, it's kind of strange that Chloe uses the word "Hella" despite the fact that the story is set in Oregon. I mean, Hella is more of a Cali thing than an Oregon thing. Then again, maybe she knows about it from browsing the internet and decided to use it as much as possible.
Speaking of Life is Strange, AdumPlazethroughs just finished playing through the second episode of Life is Strange: Before the Storm. From what I've seen in his play through, this episode is somehow worse than the first episode. How do I know this? Well the content of the game and the fact that Adam got shitfaced more often are good indicators. Despite this however, the things that keep bringing me back are Adam's commentary and my own weird curiosity to see what the hell is going to happen next. I would say more but this episode is so bad, words cannot describe it. For now, I will give you link to Part Seven through Part Thirteen, save for ten because in that video, he's just replaying a section of the game that he got really shitfaced on.
Link to part seven: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPfhL78-xsQ)
Link to part eight: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StlezBUYgNE)
Link to part nine: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4kQH-pUtIE)
Link to part eleven: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zzKPIKmwjE)
Link to part twelve: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2H6TeisMKhw)
Link to part thirteen: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D64CtMa3bc)
You know what? Just for shits and giggles, here are my predictions for episode three:
One: Chole and Rachel will sneak out and go to the junkyard to pick up the recently repaired pickup truck. On their way there, Chloe will whip out some weed from her pockets that have infinite storage space and smoke it with Rachel. Once they get to the junkyard, they will get in the truck and when Chloe goes to start it, the duo will hear stomping sounds that shake the ground and become louder as the footsteps get closer. Chloe will then floor it out of there and it will cut to a sequence where you find out that the stomping is coming from Bigfoot and you have to outrun him, which will "pay homage" to that scene in Jurassic park where the characters have to outrun the T-Rex with the Jeep. Once you successfully outrun him, he will slam into a giant invisable electric fence that only Bigfoots can slam into and then the word "Hella" will be used at least a gajillion times afterwards.
Two: Chloe will continue to be an unlikeable fuck who doesn't learn anything and cares for no one else but Rachel, who is almost as unlikeable but not quite, though this is up for debate.
Three: Rachel and Chloe will reach New York City without a hitch through the power of poor writing and at one point, decide to visit the Statue of Liberty. They will go to the top of it and when they find that no one is around, they decide to have sex with their clothes on, which will act as a poorly thought out satire of America's prudish attitude with sex and nudity.
Four: While walking through Central Park, Chloe and Rachel will engage in "Song That Jerks off to New York City Number 24601". When they reach the pond, their song will be interrupted by a guy who looks almost exactly like Holden Caulfield yelling the phrase, "You are all phonies!" Chloe then gets all defensive and tells Holden that no one talks about her and Rachel that way and then proceeds to talk about how he looks like a bum and makes a rude comment about his squad of ducks. Holden loses his shit and commands his ducks to attack the duo using a rejected Harry Potter spell that goes something like "Get 'em deeecks!" The ducks charge towards the duo and they try to outrun the ducks. Unfortunately, the ducks can fly extremely fast and catch up to them no sweat. Luckily for Chloe, she had been equipped with plot armor, as all of the ducks decide to go after Rachel. The ducks then eat her alive until there is nothing left but her bones, which will be a satire on America's fetish for violence.
Five: The end credits will be made up of nothing but the words, This was just a prank, bro!"
Speaking of McDonalds, there's this Japanese McDonalds commercial starring a gorgeous red haired lady who is promoting the Tomato McGrand. Now the oldest version I could find was from all the way back in 2006 and despite this, the quality is surprisingly good. Here's the link to the commercial: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UKLncvGxQ8). There's also a version of this commercial starring a handsome red haired guy, which you can see here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UKLncvGxQ8). While not related to McDonalds, I found this really cool Japanese commercial for a brand of frying pans called Flavorstone: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyeQmU3OsKc).
Are you familiar with the show America's Most Wanted? Well it's now a partially lost TV series. What makes this interesting is that A.M.W was a very popular TV series and one of Fox's longest running shows. Because of this, you'd think that they would do a better job archiving the episode. Then again, there were over 1,000 episodes to the show's name so I guess I shouldn't be too hard on them. Here's the link to the article by the way: 
Happy Thanksgiving right back at ya! Thanks for the hilarious video. Hope everything has been going well for you here lately. How's your mother been doing? Hopefully no more trips to the doc.
Best wishes always,
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Hey there. Don't worry about it. I've been quite busy with the holidays and whatnot. I'm not sure when I'm going to hear back from you so until then, have this new message from me.
Hi there, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving with your family. I hope your mother is doing well, I had so much food and chocolate. Even though I may not be able to look at turkey for another year, I'll always love chocolate ! Luigifan100 03:53, November 30, 2017 (UTC)
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Fun Fact! The full title of Life is Strange: Before the Storm is Life is Strange: Before the Storm and That Woman was Definitely not My Mom. At the end of the thirteenth part of Adam's Life is Strange: Before the Storm, he got a glitch in which a subtitle that said, "and that woman was definitely not my mom." However, this subtitle never appears anywhere in episode two from what I understand. In fact, I think this subtitle appeared in episode one. Speaking of episode one, after the credits play at the end of each episode, there's a post credits scene that's supposed to act as a little teaser trailer for the next episode. Why do I bring this up? Well, in the post credits scene of episode one, we see Chole inside of her room pressing her back against the door as a guy on the other side of the door brutally knocks on it and asks where his money is. Earlier in the episode, Chloe (Adam) chose to steal a T-shirt and two hundred dollars from the open trunk of some bald guy's car after she releases the car's parking break and sends it flying out of the mill, which distracted the bald guy who previously foiled her first plan to steal the t-shirt.
Even before you get to the title screen of the game, you're told that the choices you make in this game will matter. Because of this, you'd think that the next episode would have Chole or the player face the consequences of the choices they made in the previous episode. Spoiler Alert! This never happens. Yeah, choices matter my friggin arse! Eck! As for my predictions, they started out as somewhat plausable but then as I was writing them, I got a bad case of the giggles and decided to put Chole and Rachel in the most ridiculous scenarios that could possibly take place in Arcaida Bay and New York City. I mean, this game wasn't really that great to begin with so they might as well just go bat shit crazy in episode three.
I think the reason people hate Chole is because she's a jerk who doesn't seem to learn anything or face any consequences for her actions, save for getting expelled in episode two. Also, she doesn't seem to have much personality outside of being angsty and hating her stepfather. In movies like Groundhog Day and The Silent Voice, the main characters start out as big jerks. As the films progress however, the protagonists gradually become more likable as they face the consequences of their actions and take the nesessary steps to redeem themselves.
There's also a scene in Toy Story 2 where the toys are in a toy car getting chased down by the green T-Rex toy that also pays homage to that scene in Jurassic Park. Back when I was a kid, I had a VHS copy of Rugrats Go Wild and it came with an Odorrama card. Throughout the movie, there would be different numbers that would appear on screen and these numbers would correspond to a spot on the Odorrama card. When a certain number appeared (i.e 1), you would have to scratch that part of the card and sniff it to see what scent it is. From what I remember, I could pick up the scents okay though I think that was because I had a much stronger sense of smell back then. The whole "Smell-o-Rama" gimmick was also used for the forth Spy Kids movie, which I refuse to believe exists. Based on some reviews I saw back when the film was still new was that the smells were faint at best.
In the commerical, the ladies were supposed to be Asian Hugh Heffner's (the old guy in the robe) ninja maids. As for the actors who played the maids, I'm not sure but I think the bigger question is were the stunts that the maids performed real or were they done through special effects? I haven't heard of the creepy McDonalds compilation video but I would like to see it.
Ahhhhh! I just realized that I haven't checked my email in months! I'll look them over tomorrow when I have the night off from work.
That's funny. I should have known that the gibberish actually translates to something XD *Looks at list of powers* "Hmmm... Much like the sun and the moon, they've never been seen together at the same place at the same time. It's like they're the same person!"
Yesterday morning I discovered something rather shocking (at least to me), A Batman Anime comes out next year. It's officially licensed by DC and Warner Bros. Beyond that, it has the writer of 'Gurran Lagann'/'Kill la Kill', the character designer of 'Afro Samura', the director of 'Jojo's Bizarre Adventure' and the musician that did 'Jojo's Bizarre Adventure'/'Psycho Pass' . That's pretty much the best of the best in Japan and I have no idea why this is happening. I am super ecstatic though. They also released two trailers yesterday, I think because the first one was so well received! Here are links to them with subtitles (yes, they are voiced in Japanese):   Buckle up! I'm going to be popular 13:02, December 2, 2017 (UTC)
- I slept all of yesterday until it was time to work and worked 12 hours the night before so it took me a bit longer than I wanted to get back to you DX I like the Scorpion weapon the best, my second favorite being the Viper. I'm jealous of your blades. My blades are always crooked when I draw them :'( Buckle up! I'm going to be popular 01:58, December 7, 2017 (UTC)
- I hope he's doing well, same for the rest of your family. My life has gotten more difficult. I'm going to be gone for a while, quite a while, and I do not know when I shall return. I have to try to get some things in order and figure out how to deal with them. The best way I can describe how I feel right now is being trapped into a tar pit, sinking lower and lower while trying to claw out, and swallowing a bunch of tar. I wish you well, take care and wish us luck. A bientot, Raidra. Buckle up! I'm going to be popular 02:24, December 20, 2017 (UTC)
Deleted the blogicle (story on a blog post). I will keep an eye on the users who were commenting, but I'm not going to make any assumptions yet. Thanks for keeping an eye out. EmpyrealInvective (talk) 21:53, December 2, 2017 (UTC)
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I remember when the first Life is Strange game came out and everybody was raving about how great and tearjerking it was. At the time, I didn't know if they were right or not because I never played the game nor cared to watch any gameplay footage of it. For a couple of years, I didn't really think about it until I saw Adam's play through of the first game and E;R's video about it. Based on the gameplay footage featured in their videos, I can safely say that I made the right choice in not buying a copy.
Despite this however, the first Life is Strange game seems like a masterpiece compared to the prequel where you play as Chole the (insert creative insult here). I think it's because the prequel is made by a different company. Life is Strange was made by DontNod while the prequel was made by Deck Nine Games or something to that extent.
Also, I'm going to be turning my attention towards Chole's Friend/Love Interest, Rachel Amber, for a moment. So if you ask me, I think Rachel is just as unlikeable as Chole and might actually be a psychopath. I'm not kidding when I say that. Why? Well let's see. During Chole and Rachel's truancy adventure, Rachel looks out of a viewfinder in the park that they're in and sees something that really upsets her. Later that day, we find out that Rachel saw her dad kissing a woman who Rachel assumes is not her mother (at the end of episode two, it's revealed that the woman who was kissing her dad was her biological mother).
How does she deal with this? By kicking a flaming barrel over that starts a huge wildfire and tries to airbend the fire away, which doesn't work. Look I get that she was upset and all but that doesn't justify what she did. Also, she doesn't feel as bad as she should for burning a forest down and drugs someone (Victoria) later in the game and they presumably die. Here's the really baffling thing. Both episodes one and two have "Generally favorable reviews" on Metacritic. G E N E R A L L Y F A V O R A B L E R E V I E W S!
To prevent this message from becoming a novel, I'm going to move onto another topic.
"Smelly Telly" sounds like an event that would've taken in place in the UK because the word "Telly" is British slang for Television. I was born at the tail end of the 1990's so I'm not sure if this was a UK or US event.
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So I decided to do a bit more work on the fourth episode of Johto Quest. I'm currently working on the scene where Eddy and Emily enter Morty's gym. When you have time to read it, this is what I have so far: (https://pastebin.com/4SrrdEC1).
I might've told you this before but I decided to play around with the SEO settings on the Johto Quest website that Weebly provides on their "Free Plan". These settings include Page Title, Page Description, Meta Keywords, Footer Code, and Header Code for the main pages such as the Home Page, Contact Me page, About Me Page, and The List of Episodes Page. For the posts, you have SEO Post Title and SEO Post Description. In one of my college classes, I did an assignment that was related to the topic of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and I learned that it can help boost traffic to a website. So I decided to take what I learned from the assignment and apply it to the Johto Quest Website. I only did this a few weeks ago so I think it's a little too early to decide if it's super helpful or not.
I also advertised the Johto Quest series on the Pokemon FanFiction Wiki via a blog post. Since it's a fan made series, I thought it made sense to post it on that particular wiki. I'm hoping that it might bring attention to the series and maybe even some more feedback on it, but I'll have to wait and see. This is the blog post by the way: (http://pokemonfanfiction.wikia.com/wiki/User_blog:TheAzumangaDaiohFan/Check_Out_Pokemon:_Johto_Quest!?oldid=72643).
So I recently found out that Jeff The Killer 2015 has yet another sequel to to it called Jeff the Killer: Jane. In light of this recent discovery, I've decided to give you my review of Jeff the Killer 2015: (https://pastebin.com/kCh27PQV). Fair warning though. It's quite long.
I also added a part to the beginning of the Sunny Hill Farms pasta. It goes a little something like this:
(Now you could argue that filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid would've been a much better option if I wanted money for college. Well at the time, I considered doing that but eventually decided against it when I found out there was a catch. You see, if you were a guy between the ages of eighteen and twenty five and you wanted to the benefit of getting any money from the "FAFSA", you had to register for the draft, which is something that hadn’t been used in over forty years. For me, the idea of signing up for something like that was not only ridiculous, but also a waste of time.)
Later in the story, James (the main character) sees Roy's war medals and compliments him on it. We find out that Roy didn't want to go to war but had no choice, as he was drafted into the Vietnam War. His wife Becky says he should hang them up, as she thinks he's a hero and has earned them fair and square. Roy doesn't see himself as a hero because he asks, "What kind of hero goes around killing innocent people?!" At the end of the story when James discovers Lorenzo's grave, he finds a framed note from Roy that mentions that when he heard that he passed on, he didn't feel anything not because he didn't love him, but because he has seen so much death and killing in Vietnam that he had become desensitized to it.
James might also tell the audience that he had an argument about the FAFSA the night after his first day on the job. Along with Roy's story about being drafted and how going to war has affected him, one of the points James brought up to his mom was, "If girls don't have to sign up, then I shouldn't have to either!" I'm not sure if all of these ideas will make it into the story but we'll have to wait and see.
I did some research on FAFSA for this story and a lot of what I just said about their requirement for guys to sign up for the draft is true, even the part about women not having to sign up for it. The strange part is this "signing up for the draft" thing is still... well... a thing, even when, as far as I know, the draft hasn't been used since the Vietnam war.
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So recently, some material from the unaired Drake and Josh pilot has resurfaced online. The unaired pilot episode is similar to the first episode in the series where Josh writes for an advice column in the school newspaper called Ms. Nancy. However, the unaired pilot has a couple of differences from the actual first episode. such as the actor who plays Josh's father Walter.
From what I've researched, the third episode of Life is Strange: Before the Storm is coming out on December 20th. However, I found an official trailer for it and some leaked footage that was showcased in a let's play of the game. I watched the trailer all the way through but I haven't seen the let's play video. I'll wait until the episode comes out and watch Adum play through it. Based on what was shown in the trailer, it seems that almost none of my predictions came true. But maybe one of them will come true in the actual game. I mean, if the first game can have unexplained time travel powers, a hipster serial killer, and a giant ass tornado/cyclone with hilariously little wind speed, then I think Before the Storm can have at least one of my crazy predictions come true.
I think it's absolutely important to look at something carefully before making a decision about it or picking a side. Not only does this apply to laws but it can also apply to things like contracts and whatnot. There's a reason why phrases like, "Read the fine print", "Read between the lines", and "Look before you leap" exist. Also, if you feel that something is too good to be true, then it probably is.
I found this interesting game called The Uncle Who Works for Nintendo. It's a Choose Your Own Adventure style game that's mostly text-based, save for some visuals and sound cues. I don't want to give too much away other than it's a short but fun and atmospheric game to play.
On top of tinkering with the SEO settings and making a blog post about it, I've also created a Discord server for the series. There's about one or two people who are in the server besides me.
I'm more concerned about how the Dusk Ball has no counterpart. I mean, if the Timer Ball has the Quick Ball as its counterpart, why can't they create the Dawn Ball to act as a counterpart to the Dusk Ball?
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In the first Life is Strange game, the "hipster serial killer" is Mr. Jefferson. He's the photography teacher at the school the main character attends and he's basically the main antagonist of the game if the Life is Strange Wiki is anything to go by. Here's what he's like according to the "Personality" section of his wiki article:
(Jefferson is the archetype of a psychopath.
Outwardly Jefferson appears to be a charismatic and charming man, an active and passionate photographer and teacher. He seems to care about the work of his students, making sure all of his students enter the "Everyday Heroes" Contest with a gentle reminder at the end of his photography class session in order to have a chance at progressing their artistic careers. However, his dismissive treatment of Kate's problems as she asks for help in "Out of Time", already portrays him as somewhat callous and insensitive at that point.
Jefferson seems to be cautious around the flirtatious nature of his student Victoria Chase. Despite her efforts to flirt with him, he declines; especially as she becomes more explicit in "Chaos Theory". This could be because of the value he places on innocence.
In reality, Jefferson is a cold individual who cares very little for others, with an obscure obsession to capture the frame of "innocence" in others. He is obsessed with the idea of "capturing that moment innocence evolves into corruption", and is prepared to kill anyone who he deems a liability to him or his plans, stopping at nothing to achieve his personal objectives. He is willing to manipulate others to his advantage while making sure that they remain silent. Jefferson seems to have situations planned out well in advance, this combined with his high intelligence and extreme cunning has allowed him to continue what he is doing without being caught.)
Speaking of Life is Strange, the third episode of Before the Storm and That Woman Was Definitely Not My Mom came out. *Immense Cringing Ensues* Adum hasn't uploaded a new part of his Life is Strange: Before the Storm and That Woman Was Definitely Not My Mom playthrough yet so I'll wait until tomorrow or Friday for it.
When it comes to Chloe's unlikability, some may argue that this is due to the choices the player makes throughout the game. To some extent, I can see where they're coming from with this. However, there's a major problem with this argument. In Life is Strage: Before the Storm and That Woman Was Definitely Not My Mom, there are times where the most logical choice is treated as the wrong choice. For example, in Episode Two, Frank the drug dealer asks Chloe to collect a debt from Drew North owed to Damon Merrick. Shortly after taking the money from a padlocked trunk, Mikey, Drew's little brother, enters Drew's room and is surprised to see Chloe standing there. Drew then appears and tells everyone to get outside, but they are interrupted by Damon, who is looking out for Drew. Drew tells Chloe and Mikey to stay quiet and closes the door. An argument breaks out between Drew and Damon, and after some time Damon starts beating up Drew. Now the game gives you the choice of either giving Damon the money or staying in the room with Mikey.
Here's how Choice A plays out:
(Chloe opens the door and tells Damon that Frank sent her to collect Drew's debt. Mikey rushes to help Drew and breaks his arm while trying to prevent Chloe from handing the money to Damon. Damon threatens to break Drew's knees if he steals money again, and leaves the dorms. Drew becomes angry at Chloe for intervening into their affairs, saying that the money was necessary.)
Here's how Choice B plays out:
(Damon continues to beat up Drew, and breaks his knee in the process. He then says that he will talk with Mikey next unless Drew gives him the money, and leaves the dorms. Chloe and Mikey open the door, and Mikey rushes to help his brother. Drew is grateful to Chloe for staying inside. Chloe then has the opportunity to give the money to Drew or keep it. If Chloe gives the money to Drew, he will at first be irritated at the fact that Chloe took it from him, but then admits that his father needs the money way more than Damon. Also, Chloe is praised by Steph, one of Mikey's friends, for this decision.)
So according to the game, the right choice in this situation was to not help Drew and let him get seriously injured. Now I understand that Drew isn't the nicest guy in the game. At times, he can be a real douchebag. However, there's evidence to suggest that he deeply cares about his family, especially his little brother Mikey. In the game, their father goes bankrupt and loses his pension, which means that he became homeless and unable to support Mikey, who presumably lived with him prior to the events of episode two, as we see a few of Mikey's possessions and a sleeping bag in Drew's room. This indicates that Drew let Mikey stay with him so he didn't have to live on the streets with their father.
In other words, Drew seems to have some humanity to him and while neither choice is ideal, the first choice seems to be the most logical to me because at least Drew doesn't get seriously injured and the two brothers are temporarily safe from Damon's wrath. Also, this is one of the several situations that has options that aren't worded clearly enough to be able to tell exactly what will happen by choosing it. The exact wording of the options are: "Give Damon The Money" and "Stay With Mikey".
So the Nostalgia Critic recently uploaded a review of Home Alone 2, which is a movie I've been wanting him to review for a long time. I'll keep it short and say that it didn't disappoint.
I was surprised by Doom's message but also kind of sad and confused. I assume he has to deal with stuff in real life but I'm not quite sure what that is exactly and I feel like it would be rude to ask.
Man, I've been busy, my apologies! I hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas, I know that things will work out great for you next year. Make sure to enjoy tons of chocolate tomorrow (and everyday)! Luigifan100 07:16, December 24, 2017 (UTC)
Just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas!
Do you remember me?
Hi Raidra. You might not remember me, but two years ago when I was 12 I believe you tried helping me write but I ended up completely failing with these stories
That was two whole years ago. I figured I'd drop by and give you those as a random Christmas present for your laughable enjoyment. In case you wanted to see the improvement from them to know, here are two of my newer stories.
Thanks, and enjoy
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As of this message, Adum hasn't uploaded a new part of his Life is Strange: Before the Storm and That Woman Was Definetly Not My Mom: The Hella Steampunk Edition playthrough. Maybe he'll get around to it after the holidays.
Since Christmas Eve fell on a Sunday this year, I celebrated Christmas with my mom on Saturday since I usually go back and forth between houses on Sunday. When I got back to my dad's house, I went to my dad's sister's house to celebrate. I think the celebrations with both parents went really well. I got pretty much everything I wanted, especially Pokemon Ultra Sun and Yokai Watch 2: Psychic Specters, and I also got some money as well.
Remember me Cont.
Thanks a ton Raidra. Remember, there's no rush.
Custom signature? pfft, as if I were that creative (talk) 02:40, December 27, 2017 (UTC)
Hello Raidra, thank you for your edits on my story. I'm glad you found them far better than my old stories. Thanks for taking time out of your day for that, I appreciate it very much. Although something tells me in a few years I will look back on the stories I wrote now and laugh at myself. At least, I hope I improve that much.
Custom signature? pfft, as if I were that creative (talk) 21:29, December 27, 2017 (UTC)
Wow, those are some pretty outlandish pastas by you xD. Now, there wan an account i used to have on this wiki (forgot the passeord, i was underage at the time) with loads of bad stories in the workshop if you look at my contribution on that page. I could link you, but im not sure your brain wouldn't explode from how stupid they are. Anyways, this was a fun experience definitely
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Speaking of Home Alone 2, one of the problems with the film is how they don't flesh out the homeless woman's backstory beyond being involved in a breakup and having her heart broken. Here's an excerpt from NC's Home Alone 2 review that covers the scene where Kevin and the homeless woman are talking with each other:
(Pigeon Lady: I wasn't always like this, you know. I had a job. I had a home. But the man I loved fell out of love with me. That broke my heart.
NC: (looking bored and confused) And?
Pigeon Lady: And whenever the chance to be loved came along again, I ran away from it.
NC: Wait...that's it? You went through a breakup, and you ended up here?
Pigeon Lady: You see, sometimes, you can trust a person, and then when things are down, they forget about you.
Kevin: Maybe they're just too busy.
NC: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait! I want to make sure I understand this. (clears his throat and describes the Pigeon Lady's story via images that appear in front of him) In love and employed, breakup, homelessness...there's a missing gap there, I feel! (an arrow points to the gap) Would you mind filling that in?!
NC (vo): Look, I admire you're trying to make homeless people more human, but Kevin found the person with the least homeless-ish backstory.
NC: There's mental illness, abuse, financial ruin; tough things to confront!
NC (vo): And this silver-haired hopeless romantic is the one representing all that? She's gonna be your icon for what most homeless people are like?)
Now here's how I'd write her backstory. So when they were teenagers, Mr. Duncan and the homeless woman had a romantic relationship. One day, they decide to take their relationship to the next level and "get it on". Precautions were taken but despite this, the condom broke and the homeless woman got pregnant. Because of this, the homeless woman is ostracized by her friends, disowned by her family, gets thrown out of the house, and Mr. Duncan and her eventually go their seperate ways, as Mr. Duncan feels extremely guilty for what he has done and doesn't want to hurt her any more. When the child was born, she had no choice but to put it up for adoption, as she couldn't take care of it. I feel like this gives the homeless woman a lot more depth and gives her a more realistic reason as to why she became homeless.
I wish there was a compilation of all the Tim Curry scenes from Home Alone 2 because let's face it, he's hands down the best part of the movie. Also, there are a couple of parts where Rob Schnider is funny. I mean, if a film manages to make Rob Schnider funny, I think it's doing something right.
Well, as a wiseman once said, "You can never have too many Rowlets."
Here ya go
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Thanks for the welcomr. I plan to stay
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First, there was the Stairway to Heaven. Now get ready for the Highway to Heaven! Why walk to Heaven when you can simply drive there?! Highway to Heaven! Coming Spring 2018... or not... we don't know.
Like the Nostalgia Critic once said, "If you're subtle enough, you can get away with anything." Why do I bring this up? Because if they want to get away with a backstory like that in a Home Alone film, they'd probably have to make certain details more implicit. For example, when the homeless woman is explaining the first part of the backstory, she could say, "My sweetheart and I decided to play games one night. However, things didn't go as we'd expected and several months later, it looked like I had a giant watermelon lodged in my stomach." It might also makes sense for the homeless woman to not explicitly say certain things in front of Kevin, as she might feel it's inappropriate to outright say them to a small child.
The Tim Curry/Gangster Movie scene was a lot funnier than it had any right to be. Though one mystery still remains. In the gangster movie, the tommy gun gangster mentions a guy named "Bony Bob". The mystery here is figuring out what Bony Bob looks like. If you ask me, I think he's an actual skeleton who wears 1930's gangster clothing and talks with a Brooklyn accent.
There was this show called All in The Family. It aired from 1971 to 1979 and it was groundbreaking for its time, as it covered issues such as racism, infidelity, homosexuality, women's liberation, rape, religion, miscarriages, abortion, breast cancer, the Vietnam War, menopause, and impotence, which were previously considered unsuitable for an American television comedy.
One of the things that I especially like about this show is Archie Bunker. According to Wikipedia, "Archie was an assertively prejudiced blue-collar worker. A World War II veteran, Archie longs for better times when people sharing his viewpoint were in charge, as evidenced by the nostalgic theme song "Those Were the Days" (also the show's original title). Despite his bigotry, he is portrayed as loving and decent, as well as a man who is simply struggling to adapt to the changes in the world, rather than someone motivated by hateful racism or prejudice. His ignorance and stubbornness seem to cause his malapropism-filled arguments to self-destruct. He often rejects uncomfortable truths by blowing a raspberry." It would've been very easy to make a bigoted character like Archie a straight up bad guy. However, they decided to take the high road and give him an understandable reason for his bigotry while at the same time making him a loving person. For the 1970's and I think even today, that's really impressive and makes Archie feel like an actual human being. I've only seen a few episodes of this show but I think I want to see more, as this show has really earned my respect.
So a little while ago, Snopes released an article about Anissa Weier, one of the girls involved in the 2014 Slenderman stabbing, being sentenced to 25 years in a mental hospital. I've been wanting to mention it but I kept forgetting.
Oh, beleive me I ranted to the admins talk page, althought I think I've shown to mature since then. Thanks for sharing those links though, I shall laugh heartily at them. I spend a lot of time on this wiki by the way. That's why I respond so quickly. I often take people by surprise xD. Happy new year Raidra.
Are you kbowledgable in journal pastas. I'm trying to find someone who is to help me with a project. This is optional of course though.
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Happy New Years!
Hello there, I'm glad you had a wonderful Christmas with your family, I hope I'm not late to say this, but I hope you have a blessed New Years with your family and the next year is full of love and joy! Here's to another year of friendship! :) Luigifan100 02:29, January 1, 2018 (UTC)
Hi Raidra, I have a bit of a dilemma. You see, I released two stories within the past month, and I am already writing a third. I know about self-control and that not everything you write needs to be put online, but I feel really good about this one. Is there any way I could send it to you in the next day or so? (This might be my best idea yet, I just can't not write it and let it go to waste)
Ps, we share the same birthday
Double ps, here is the link. This isn't proofread by the way. It's only been through Word and Grammarly, so it's definetely full of mistakes. Still, it has the premise and story in it.
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Alternate message title: Bony Bob the Skeleton Gangster vs The Monster Blood Brotherhood. One of the biggest mysteries of Lost in Translation is what Bill Murray said to ScarJo at the end of the movie. Well, I found an article on the movie that might answer that question. Upon three separate viewings of the film, I found yet another mystery. There's a scene where Bill Murray is in the waiting room of a hospital and an old woman is telling him a story in Japanese. When Bill Murray repeats a part from the woman's story, she bursts out into laughter. Now the mystery here is figuring out what story the woman was telling. I think you can find fan pages for practically anything if you look hard enough. Who knows? Maybe there's a fan page for (insert thing you wouldn't expect to have a fan page here). So from what I've seen, it seems that a lot of American movies and TV shows (i.e Ghostbusters 1984, Friends, Seinfeld, Sex and The City, etc) are set in New York City. While I don't think it's a bad city persay, I'm curious as to why it's such a popular setting. When it comes to a lot of anime being set in Tokyo, I can kind of understand why because it's the capital of Japan and has a lot of history behind it. But New York City isn't the US capital or the state capital so I'm left confused as to its popularity as a setting in American movies and TV shows. I mean, it has a lot of iconic landmarks and cultural diversity and whatnot so maybe that might explain things. Regarding the Slenderman stabbing, I think the blonde girl was the mastermind behind this whole thing and the girl who kind of looks like Velma from Scooby Doo reluctantly went along for the ride based on how they reacted to being questioned about the situation in the Beware the Slenderman documentary. The blonde girl was cold and emotionless without showing remorse for what she did and the Velma girl was scared and seemed to show regret. Shower Thought: Most positive reviews of Life is Strange and its prequel are actually sarcastic. Heeere's Hailey! Wanna Talk? 19:54, January 2, 2018 (UTC)
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I actually went on a day trip to New York City a few years ago and one of the places my family and I went to is Ellis Island (which had been converted into a museum). The ferry we took passed by the Statue of Liberty on our way to and from the island. We wanted to go inside the statue but it was really hot when we went so we decided not to go, as it was supposedly not air conditoned. Given New York City's size, I feel like it could be its own state. Then again, this is coming from a person who lives in the smallest state in the U.S.
Some other popular settings for American movies and TV shows include the Cali trio (Los Angeles, San Fransisco, or Hollywood) and Seattle. With the former, I think they're popular settings because the actors and film crew don't really have to travel far and it might be cheaper to film in one of these locations in the long run. With the latter, that's a bit of a tougher one to figure out. I don't think it's because of cheaper film costs because according to TV Tropes, Vancouver is often used as a stand in for Seattle due to the fact that it's cheaper to film there. Though, I kind of feel bad for Seattle because it was the setting for the Twilight and Fifty Shades series, some of the worst series of books ever. I mean, geez Twilight! What do you have against werewolves? Why do they get portrayed as unlikable characters? #NotAllWerewolves #HugsforSeattle
You know what I've noticed? Bully characters tend to be some of the most underdeveloped characters in media. Sure, you might find a bully character with some depth to them, such as Helga from Hey Arnold or the bully with the cop father in the 2017 version of IT, but they're very few and far between. So why do bully characters get so little development most of the time?
On one of Adam's Life is Strange videos, there was a comment saying something along the lines of, "This dialouge is like something you'd see in a John Green novel." While I don't think Life is Strange or its prequel have very good dialouge, I disagree with this comment. I've read at least two John Green novels (Looking for Alaska and a collaboration novel called Let it Snow) and from what I've read, the dialouge wasn't all that bad, at least compared to the Life is Strange series. I've done some research on some other novels, such as The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns, and in Paper Towns, there's one piece of dialouge that just sucks. It's this part right here: “Tonight, darling, we are going to right a lot of wrongs. And we are going to wrong some rights. The first shall be last; the last shall be first; the meek shall do some earth-inheriting. But before we can radically reshape the world, we need to shop.” (p. 30)
Other than that, there doesn't seem to be any more awful dialouge. Then again, I just looked up some quotes online and didn't read the entire book so maybe there's another piece like this that I missed.
Thank you for your continued support! I'm sort of back and sort of not. I sent you an email that was a bit overdue, sorry for the delay on it. I hope your holidays were filled with cheer~ Buckle up! I'm going to be popular 22:16, January 7, 2018 (UTC)
- Lol. I've decided that Fate is my new main thing (although I've been pretty heavily into it for the last three years) since I feel that Star Wars has been irrevocably ruined (thanks Rian). I ended up caving and buying a tablet so that I could play Fate Grand Order, it's a ton of fun and extremely addictive. I'm close to 48 hours in and I've only had the game for 4 days now. I may or may not have spent $80 for crystals in an attempt to unlock my favorite servant (I didn't get her, but I did get Corrupted King Arthur:  ). I also can't wait for the Fate Extra anime to premiere on the 27th! The trailer looks pretty and intense: https://www.facebook.com/1306678579392847/videos/1656114511115917/
- I had some Pizza Hut about three days ago - the first time in two or three months because it's been terrible. The pizza was actually fine this time, but I couldn't help noticing that they: 1. refuse to put salami on pizzas now 2. are phasing out their peruvian cherry peppers 3. got rid of their premium crushed tomato sauce. Jeez, it's like they really don't want my business anymore :O I'm more of a gas station pizza person these days XD Buckle up! I'm going to be popular 06:56, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
Hi Raidra, hope you're doing well. I know I've already thanked you for helping with my last project, but Yesterday I got an email. Someone told me he really liked my pasta and is going to nominate it this month for potm. It hasn't happened yet, but if it does, that would be amazing and I want to give you ny gratitude.
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So in Catcher in The Rye, Holden asks Ackely if he wants to play Canasta. At first, I assumed Canasta was a 1940's version of something like Dungeons and Dragons because the name kind of has that feel to it if that makes sense. After doing some research though, I found out that Canasta is actually a card game originating from Uruguay, which is believed to be a variant of 500 Rum.
Did You Know? The Statue of Liberty rests on top of an old military fort. Also, the seven points on Lady Liberty's crown represent the seven continents of the world. This has been Did You Know American Landmarks!
I got some bad news. My tablet has been acting up recently. Sometimes it turns off and on again on its own, sometimes it gets past the boot up screens and other times it gets stuck on the second boot up screen until I turn it off and sometimes I get a bunch of error messages that pop up over and over even when I close them after the tablet gets past the second boot screen. I went into recovery mode and selected the "Wipe Cache Partition" option on the menu and it seemed to fix the problems long enough for me to back up the data onto my computer. However, the problems came back pretty soon and when I tried the "Wipe Cache Partition" option again, it didn't work out as well as it did the first time. I could do a factory reset but I don't think that'll fix the issues, as they most likely seem to be caused by hardware failure. You see, I've had this tablet since 2015 and it's not exactly a high end model. In fact, it's one of those fifty dollar tablets you can buy at Walmart. In other words, it's fucked and to be honest, I think the best option is to just buy a new one.
Also, Adum just uploaded a new episode in his Life is Strange: Before the Storm playthrough! It took him a little while to start episode three but it's finally here!
Seattle and London are supposedly pretty rainy cities but I didn't know how true the claims actually were. For Seattle, I found this article that answers the question, "Is it Always Raining in Seattle?". To make a long story short, no. No it doesn't. As for London, here's some data about London's weather.
I heard they were making a big budget Slenderman movie. It's supposed to come out in May of this year. Why May of this year though? I mean, in the U.S, May isn't considered a particularly scary month and Slenderman debuted in 2009 so it's not the tenth anniversary of the character so what gives? Well from what I understand, the exact release date of the Slenderman film (May 18, 2018) is close to the date of the forth anniversary of the Slenderman stabbing, which took place on May 31, 2014. I'm not sure if there's a connection here but I woudn't be surprised if there was. You know Hollywood. They like to cash in on trending things that are no longer trending.
I recently came across a very in-depth video about why that BBC show called Sherlock is garbage. While the video is feature film length (about an hour and fifty minutes long), it gave me a new appreciation for the original Sherlock stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. When you get the time, check it out.
Hi there, I am glad you're doing well ! I hope you and your mother are doing great, things are going good for me. I was wondering, how is your mother doing? Did you and her share some chocolate together? Luigifan100 06:13, January 12, 2018 (UTC)
I'm back! About the potm nomination
IT HAPPENED. I'VE BEEN PRACTICALLY PRANCING AROUND THE PAST DAY OR SO IN EXCITEMENT.
It's exciting, but now thay it happened the days counting up to the voting stages has been torturous and slow. Time seems to work slower when I'm anticipating something. Slightly annoying, but awesome nonetheless.
By the way, how are you? Sorry I didn't start this message asking, probably should have xD
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Very well definetely. Being an average teen procrastinator of course!
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If you ask me, anything can become a weapon if you're crafty and resourceful enough. That's partly why I don't think that creating and enforcing more gun control laws is going to have a big impact on reducing violence as well as crime in general in the U.S. Now some will bring up that Japan has a ban on owning firearms, save for a few exceptions, and has a very low crime rate. However, when you do further research, you'll find that a major contributing factor to this low crime rate is most likely the non-confrontational nature of Japanese culture, which also explains why they seem to be very polite and put up with a lot of crap. I got some of this information from a vlog made by a guy called That Japanese Man Yuta about the whole incident involving Logan Paul's scummy adventures in Japan. Despite the nature of the situation, he says his piece in a calm and eloquent manner. Just a heads up, this video was released before YouTube did anything about the incident.
Speaking of... the incident, YouTube finally gave Logan Paul punishment for his actions... a week after the incident happened. They cut his ad revenue in half, put his YouTube Red show on hold, and removed him from Google Preferred. For me, I feel like the punishment isn't adaquate given his actions. I think a more suitable punishment, at least to me, is to take away his monetization (ability to make ad revenue on videos) altogether and cancel his YouTube Red show. I mean, given the punishment they dished out on Pewds for saying the N-Word, I would've expected them to give out a much harsher punishment to Logan Paul given what he did.
Someone mentioned a little while back that the creator of Slenderman (Erik Knudsen) might be on the writing team for the movie, but I haven't seen any information regarding this so it could've been mere speculation. Now that a big budget movie is on the way, I feel like I need to ask this question. Is Slenderman scary anymore?
When it comes to using technology at night, a lot of people, including the National Sleep Foundation, say that using electronics at night is a bad idea due to the bluelight that is emited from the screens. However, that doesn't seem to be the case for me. In fact, when I use my electronics at night, especially when I'm in bed, I gradually get drowsier the more I use them and I have an easier time falling asleep. I think this might be because I was raised on technology and my brain has sort of evolved to absorb less bluelight over time if that makes sense.
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So Adam uploaded another part of his Life is Strange: Before the Storm playthrough. From what I saw, it seems that we're getting closer to the climax of episode three.
Speaking of climax, the Fifty Shades Freed movie is coming out next month, which is supposed to be the final movie in the Fifty Shades film trilogy. There's this wesbite called Snark Squad that does recaps of books from the Twilight Series, Goosebumps, and the Fifty Shades series. Basically, these recaps are like Dorkpool's riffs on bad Creepypasta except the people who do these recaps (two or three ladies) comment on the summarized verion of what happens in the book, though they do throw actual excepts from the books every now and then. To prepare for the release of the (thankfully) final Fifty Shades movie, I decided to read all of the recaps they did for Fifty Shades Freed. Without giving too much away, they tear the book a new one. If you have the time, I recommend checking them out.
From what I understand, it seems that a majority of Logan Paul's audience/fans consists of children for some reason. When I say children, I don't mean immature adults. I mean like actual children. So while I don't condone any of what you described, I think the reason why they said those things is because they may not know any better or understand that what they're saying is actually offensive.
Honest Trailers Epic Voice Guy: Witness the horror! Witness the terror! Witness the crazy ravings of a small town librarian who denies the wonders of promoting child literacy to spite Melina Trump who didn't do anything that awful, claiming that the book she wanted to donate was racist... okay. Starring. The Bat in the Belfry (Librarian lady is shown on screen), cute and marketable children (random schoolchildren are shown on screen), and... the not so bad Trump (Melina Trump, the high profile person is shown on screen). The Raving Librarian!
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Every year on New Year's Eve, at least one person covers the song "Imagine", which was originally performed by John Lennon. However, it seems that every year, the quality of the cover ranges from okay to downright terrible. At least, according to my brother anyway and honestly, I agree with him. I don't think it's the song itself because the original was just fine. What's your take on the situation? SIDE NOTE: I look forward to hearing Frank Sinatra's New York New York every year. I mean, let's face it. No one sings it better than him. In fact, the song is so great that it's not only played every year on New Years, but it's also played after every winning Yankee's game from what I hear.
"You see, there was this long and boring movie called Battlefield Earth which was based on a book by the founder of Scientology." Well, that explains a lot about the movie actually. In that case, is Battlefield Earth part of Scientology Cinematic Universe? I mean everything and everyone seems to have a cinematic universe nowadays.
After I watched Yuta's video on Logan Paul for the first time, I gave him a standing ovation and a sub. I also saw this video by Asian Boss titled What The Japanese Think Of Logan Paul. Basically, it consists of street interviews with people from Japan giving their thoughts on the Logan Paul incident. One of the most surprising things in this video is that when asked if Logan's behavior is reflective of how the average American acts and percieves Japan, most if not all of the people that were interviewed said no and briefly explained why they thought that. I also watched another Asian Boss video titled What Japanese Think Of America. It has nothing to do with Logan Paul but I figured it was interesting enough to share.
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So Adam uploaded another part of his Life is Strange: Before The Storm playthrough yesterday. From what I've seen, I think this might be the final part in this series, though it doesn't say (FINAL) in the title so maybe there might be another part where he looks at content that he didn't get to in the main playthrough series or cover the bonus "Farewell" episode which comes with the Deluxe Edition he bought. In this episode, we've reached the end of the game and both endings (with one having Chloe confess to Racheal about the stuff she learned at the mill and the other having Chloe hide the truth from her) are utter garbage. Then again, the whole game was kind of like that anyway so I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Also, remember that forest fire that Racheal caused in the first episode? Yeah. There's no follow up or resolution for it. SERIOUSLY? S E R I O U S L Y ? Like, I wouldn't get so upset about it if the game didn't dedicate so much time to it over the span of three episodes. Oh and to add insult to injury, in the first ending I told you about, a lot of other smaller events (such as Elliot going all Elliot Rogers on Chole at Racheal's house and the North family drama) get resolutions. So let me get this straight game. You can tie up the loose ends for the other things but not one of your major plot points? Ten outta ten! Hundred outta hundred! Best writing! Best writing!
Adam also did a (very short) playthrough of a game called Gone Home. According to Wikipedia, "On June 7, 1995, 21-year-old Katie Greenbriar returns home from overseas to her family in fictional Boon County, Oregon: her father, Terry, a failed writer who makes a living reviewing home electronics; her mother, Janice, a wildlife conservationist who recently got promoted to director; and her 18-year-old sister Samantha. Upon arriving, she finds the house deserted, with a note on the door from Sam imploring Kaitlin not to investigate what happened." Based on the atmosphere and what I just described here, it seems that Gone Home is some sort of well set up horror game.
However, the big twist ending of this game goes a little something like this: "Searching the house, Katie begins to piece together what happened during her absence: After moving in, Samantha found it difficult to adjust to her new high school, but eventually made friends with another girl, Yolanda "Lonnie" DeSoto, a JROTC-cadet. The two bonded over Street Fighter, punk rock, grunge and the burgeoning riot grrrl movement, and after sneaking off to a concert, the two became romantically involved. After various incidents at school, Sam's parents found out about her relationship, forbade Sam to close her bedroom doors while Lonnie was over, and are in denial that their daughter is a lesbian. As Lonnie was set to eventually ship out to begin her service, Sam was left distraught.
Two days after her farewell show, which coincides with the day of Kaitlin's homecoming, and the week when Sam's parents are going on vacation (which is revealed to actually be a counseling trip instead of being a camping trip, like they told others) Lonnie departs to her station, but eventually calls Sam from a payphone to tell her that she got off the bus in Salem and she wants them to be together. Sam's final journal entry to Katie explains that she packed up her things and took her car to find Lonnie, hoping to start a new life with her outside of Oregon." Yeah that's it. That's the fucking twist. The player character's sister is a lesbian who ran away with another lesbian. Oh and you don't go search for her after you learn this. Instead, the game just ends after that. REALLY? Look, if you want to have lesbian characters in your game/book/movie, that's fine. But the fact that there's nothing more to this twist than just that is pretty lame, especially considering how the game tricks you into thinking that it's some sort of horror game that's bulding up to something really interesting. To add insult to injury, the game actually gives you the ability to skip straight to the ending if Adam's playthrough is anything to go by. Like, say what you will about the Life is Strange series. But at least you actually have to play through those games to see the ending. Oh and they also had the balls to charge people twenty dollars for it when it was new.
It seems like everyone's trying to make a cinematic universe, even out of material that really wouldn't benefit from it. I think it's because they want to ride on the coattails of Marvel without having a full understanding of why it's successful and what makes it good. FUN FACT: Did you know that Universal had a monster cinematic universe all the way back in the 30's and 40's?
I recently went to a college basketball game and I had a lot of fun. It was the first time I'd ever been to one so that was exciting. Whenever beer is served at sports games, the plastic cup is filled to the brim and has no lid on it. Why? Wouldn't it make more sense to have lids on them to prevent spills? Or do lids affect the flavor?
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I've been busy and sick, lots of sick. I'm feeling better! I don't have time to give you a proper reply today because I have to leave for work really soon, but I thought that I'd check in and let you know that I plan on messaging you tomorrow (although you might not see it until the day after). I hope all is well with you and your family~ Buckle up! I'm going to be popular 02:28, January 21, 2018 (UTC)
- I thought the force projection scene in The Last Jedi was cool and a nice twist, and then they randomly killed him which ruined that for me. I think my biggest gripe with the film is that The First Order spends the entirety of it chasing the Resistance around in space who only has enough fuel left for one more jump, yet they don't think to hyperspace a star destroyer in front of their ship? You also have the part where it is revealed that Vice Admiral Holdo was planning on evacuating everyone to the planet Crait via transport and was gambling on The First Order not noticing. This miraculously works, as both the Resistance and The First Order failed to look out the windows of their ships and notice said planet at any point during the chase. Let's not even go into how hyperspacing into another ship and tearing it in half retroactively makes both Death Stars and all prior space battles look dumb (why'd no one do it before).
- Another thing that bothered me was that you could have cut Finn and Rose from the film and it wouldn't have changed the plot at all, would have flowed together better, and would have been about an hour shorter. There is also the part at the casino planet where they free some animals and decide that made their perilous trip worth it. You idiots, those animals are tagged - CASINO PLANET. There is also the revelation that Luke drove his nephew to the dark side when he considered killing him in his sleep because he sensed the dark side in him and ended up igniting his saber over him (and Ben ended up actually being awake and saw him do this). This is the same guy who refused to give up on his father, Darth Vader, after everyone else in the galaxy had. I don't buy it. The Last Jedi has a few good moments, but overall it is horrible fan fiction.
- Oh, I remember you mentioning the Nasty Head Cold Team! I need to play that with you again at some point, I think it's almost been a year ;_; My dad's ulcer came back on his foot and he isn't taking care of it at all again, big shocker /sarcasm. Everything else is pretty much okay other than my illness. I've improved a lot the past couple of days, but am sneezing a whole lot now, so that's miserable. Am ready to be over all of it. Talk to you later. Buckle up! I'm going to be popular 01:48, January 22, 2018 (UTC)
My Sanity Dwindles
Behold, a story I begged you and every writer in the wikia to review 2 years ago.
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Yesterday, I started another semester of online college. This semester, I'm taking Windows Operating System and Beginning Game Programming.
Rather recently, someone named Etherbot messaged me saying the following:
(Hey there, I'm planning on doing a showcase on your stories. I see your face around the comments a lot but realized I'd never really read any of your stuff. I checked out your sight, I enjoyed some of the stories there, ("Too Many Eyes" and "Where did these come from" were pretty cool, very natural stories, lots of fun. And I can't help but feel like the platupus bunny is part of an inside joke I'm not privvy too, but its very fun either way. The first line "spaghetti checkerboard land, Austria" was already hilarious right off the bat.), but I can't help but feel like I'm missing at least a few stories?
You've been on the site for 3 years, and you've done a LOT in that time. I tend to do one of two things for showcasee's if they don't already have their works listed on their page: check their contributions, check their talk page for "yeah i reviewed your thing" messages.
You have, TONS, of edits, and messages, lol. I'm not getting anywhere there. Is there like, any stories aside from the aforementioned that you'd like people to check out?)
After I finished reading their message, I wrote up a short reply responding to their questions. I've never been in one of these showcases before so I'm really excited. Also, I'm hoping this might bring more attention to my work. I'm not sure if the showcase is going to be in the form of a blog post on this site or if it's going to be hosted on another site but I'll have to wait and see.
One time I was at a baseball game when I was younger. I saw a guy carry two whole cups of beer and the next thing I knew, the ball came flying towards him and hit the guy right in the face. He fell down and the beer spilled all over the place.
By the way, my talk page is getting close to 50 messages, which means it will need to be archived soon.
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So one of the Oscar nominations is for the animated film Boss Baby in the Best Animated Feature category. Along with the Boss Baby, there's Coco (a legitmately good movie from what I hear), Ferdinand (a mediocre cliched film), The Breadwinner (which I haven't seen) and Loving Vincent (which I haven't heard of until this point). Guess what's not included? Awesome films like Your Name and A Silent Voice! UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH! (Rages for three hours straight) #OscarsSoAntiAnime. But in all seriousness though, I think the animated feature category should've included more animated films because there were a lot of good ones in 2017. Yet, the FUCKING BOSS BABY GETS PICKED! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Well, I certainly won't be watching The Oscars this year. Or the next one. Or the year after tha--- Okay, I'll just more onto the next subject. But one more thing though. I know Coco is going to win because Disney animated films win nine times out of ten. Though I'm still upset at the fucking Boss Baby gettting nominated. Ack!
Shower Thought: What if certain movie adaptations of books are made bad on purpose in order to get people to read the books?
There's this YouTube channel called Crash Course and it basically covers various topics such as Literature, Film Criticism/Film History, Psychology, and a bunch of others. Some of my favorite series are Crash Course Literature (which is hosted by author John Green) and Crash Course Psychology (which is hosted by John Green's brother). I recommend checking out an episode or two from either series, as they're both educational and entertaining. Not only that but the episodes rarely run past 15 minutes, with some of them being split into two parts, so you don't really have to worry about having enough time to watch an episode.
Good news! I got through the first week of the new semester and managed to finish everything I had to do this week. Yay!
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When it comes to animation in general, I view it as a medium as opposed to a genre like some other people tend to do. However, I think in the past decade, the whole "Animation is just for kids." as well as the whole, "It's just for kids, therefore we don't have to try as hard." mentality has started to go away, though it hasn't completely died out yet. In the 2010's, we've gotten great animated movies and even great animated shows aimed at kids. For example, we've gotten movies like Coco, How to Train Your Dragon 1 and 2, Inside Out, The Lego Movie, Kung Fu Panda 2, and Zootopia. For TV shows, we've gotten Gravity Falls, Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball, Dan Vs, Over the Garden Wall, and Star vs. The Forces of Evil.
So I recently came across this audiobook of Catcher in The Rye narrated by a guy named HeintzVO and I gotta say, it's one of the best readings of Catcher I've ever heard. Unlike other audiobooks of Catcher that have a monotone narrator that you can barely hear half of the time, Heintz seems to be very enthusiastic while reading each chapter and gives each character a distinct voice. From what I've read in the comments of his Catcher videos, he seems to be a professional voice actor who's done work in television shows and commericals and whatnot so this might have something to do with the quality of the audiobook. The only downside is that there's no version that complies all of the chapters into one video so every time a chapter ends, you have to click on the next chapter in the video bar on the right side of the page. Despite this though, I still recommend giving it a look.
In Japan, there have been so many textbook controversies, that there's an entire Wikipedia page dedicated to them! Most of the controversies seem to revolve around various history textbooks. Speaking of textbooks, there was an English textbook that came out a couple of years ago. It's a textbook from Japan called New Horizon and the characters featured in the book are drawn in an anime-esque style. One of the most popular characters from this book is the Assistant Language Teacher, Ellen Baker. Based on the illustrations I've seen of her, she seems really cute and if I were assigned this textbook, I wouldn't draw in it or anything. When I was in public school, I would sometimes draw in my textbooks. For example, sometimes I would give people in illustrations devil horns and a tail, other times I'd give them super sayin hair, and other times I would add my own drawings to the picture. But I don't think that could compare to this.
<sarcasm>If you ask me, I think The Golden Girls is a really good anime. I mean, the animation is so realistic and fluid, you'd swear you were watching a live action show. I heard they got Betty White to voice the one character that looks a lot like her. They also got B. Arthur to play one of the other characters so they got that going for them. I also like how faithfully it recreates the look and feel of a 1980's American Sitcom. Also, this anime has one of the best intro themes ever. Move over other anime into themes! Thank You For Being a Friend has successfully surpassed you! Mwahahahaha!</sarcasm>
Looking for either a Critic or a Critique Group for My Upcoming Book--The Basement of Doom
Right now, it's in pdf kindle format and I'm waiting for the physical proofs to arrive via UPS.
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Is it possible I could upload the pdf file here or do I need a gmail link?
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Okay, I'm going to see if I could upload it now>
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Okay, that's good. Thank you. I really appreciate the editing help.