aka Hailey Sawyer

  • I was born on May 15
  • I am Female


New Coke Slept Here

I've wondered about that too! He mentioned a website, which makes me wonder if it were an Internet-only thing. If so, then that's disappointing for a number of reasons, the primary one being we were led to believe it would be available in stores. Speaking of buying things, I've been doing research on collectibles for a project, and the other day I wondered, "Where do the sellers get the collectibles?" You see people online selling collectibles, but they had to have gotten them from someplace. Either these collectors have some rare source that they're not sharing (like those Grimms tales in which the protagonist has an endless supply of something), or they're actually conjuring collectibles from nothing with the power of their minds. :-0

I have to say I didn't expect that twist at the end! :-D Near the end it seemed like a premise for a bad horror movie. "He lived a normal life... until everything became a reference to a joke he'd never heard before and wasn't sure even was a joke!"

I recently learned that the original version of Aladdin (the Arabian Nights/1001 tales version) had an anti-Semitic section. Before Aladdin courted the princess, he and his mother lived comfortably by having the Genie of the Lamp periodically bring them food on silver platters and then selling the platters. It turns out in the earliest known version, Aladdin is cheated at first by a Jewish merchant who buys the platters at a small fraction of their worth, but then he finds an honest merchant who pays him the proper amount. I didn't know about this because other versions I'd read just said he sold the platters and lived off the money (rightfully cutting out the anti-Semitic part). Nothing is gained by the segment and it seems to be nothing more than the original author saying, "Eh, let's cram a Jewish stereotype in there!"

I've been thinking a lot about the movie Aladdin (the 1992 version). For one thing, I'm thinking about making a whole video about why I think the Sultan is being misjudged. I'm not saying he's smart, just that he's not an idiot. Raidra (talk) 01:46, October 9, 2019 (UTC)

Oh, here's another thought (and it's actually what got me thinking about the Sultan). During the "Prince Ali" number, there's a part in which Jafar closes the door to prevent the entourage from entering, only for Elephant Abu to kick open the door. I realized, "Did Jafar think that would really be the end of it?" It's like he thought the Sultan would go, "Well, the door's closed, so that's the end of that!" Raidra (talk) 01:49, October 9, 2019 (UTC)

It's so fluffy!

The Sultan from Aladdin isn't bad

The Sultan from Aladdin isn't bad

You're certainly welcome! :-) By the way, I'm a lot better at writing than speaking, but if you're interested, here's the video.

(The Spanish Inquisition from Monty Python’s Flying Circus bursts in) NO-body expects Galarian Ponyta! In addition to the delight over Galarian Ponyta, there's speculation about what Galarian Rapidash will be like. Will it be a Pegasus unicorn? Will there be a third evolution? Hopefully it won't be like the Alolan Meowth line, where people thought, "Oh, Alolan Persian is going to be awesome!" and then it ended up looking, as one person put it, like "Garfield's inbred cousin".

Speaking of unexpected sights, there's this show called The Masked Singer that I absolutely love. It is seriously one of the most random shows you'll ever see. Raidra (talk) 15:37, October 10, 2019 (UTC)

Also, I recently realized that the Toads, the Mushroom People from the Super Mario Bros. franchise, dress like Aladdin and similar characters

Longmeowth, that's right!

That's okay. It's good to hear from you. I hope you did well.

That's a good question. I think the best people to ask would be the researchers who go to the ocean depths to explore. I wonder how cooking food would be too since food cooks differently at higher altitudes (Some food packages give different temperatures and cooking times for those living above a certain level).

I've heard other people speculate that and I honestly wouldn't be surprised if it were. They have Pokemon based on all sorts of things, from birds and mice to clay figures and ice cream cones, so why not a meme? Incidentally, I jokingly made a reference to the "Bentley, a butterfly!" Vine:

  • "Bentley, a butterfly!"
  • ~Dynamax Yamper grabs Gigantimax Butterfree in its jaws and runs away with it~
  • "BENTLEY!"

I also noted that Gigantamax Charizard looks like a Disney monster, and how it's sad that the only Charizard that hasn't gotten something special is Ash's Charizard. Raidra (talk) 01:32, October 19, 2019 (UTC)

Venusaur, the neglected Pokemon

I've noticed it for a few months, but here's the weird thing: it doesn't do it all the time. For instance, it always does it for the videos listed on my Subscriptions page (unless it's a livestream), but if I try it on a video elsewhere, there's a chance it won't work.

Speaking of YouTube things, I've recently had an issue in which it says one of my subscriptions has uploaded, but when I check, there's nothing posted. It happens most often with channels that haven't posted in a long time or have never posted videos at all. Have you had this happen?

There are a lot of people now who are griping about Charizard getting preferential treatment. You might be right about Venusaur. I've heard about anime characters who were redesigned because the artists found them hard to draw all the time. We'll see what happens. Speaking of Venusaur, part 32 of TheJWittz's Pokemon Y playthrough is entitled "Butt Flower". That's because he was battling with Mega Venusaur and noticed it had a flower on its rear end in addition to having one on its forehead. I wonder if the designer did that for balance or if they just wanted an excuse to out a flower on its butt.

I've noticed it on some pizzas too. I'm glad they have instructions for people who live at higher altitudes. That's cool that you bake stuff together sometimes. It's good to have family moments like that.

Oh, that's neat! I just love how the guys say it's "Archimedes Principle, or one of those laws or something like that." X-D Raidra (talk) 00:19, October 21, 2019 (UTC)

Avenue Queue

I assume the difference between that and the "Watch later" option is it makes the video(s) automatically play next while "Watch later" can be watched anytime?

I recently did some research by looking at articles on the Kamen Rider wiki, and I discovered one series had numerous power-ups and weapons based on fruits and nuts. This is honestly one of the greatest things I've seen recently. Finding those articles also led to me finding this video. Don't try to understand it; just enjoy it for what it is. Raidra (talk) 02:33, October 28, 2019 (UTC)

Black cat, nine lives, short days, long nights

Today's musical reference is to "Black Cat" by Janet Jackson.

I'm impressed that Disney made a cartoon like that. Poor cats. I have this book called It Seemed Like A Good Idea about historical blunders and fiascoes, and one of them was killing the cats that would have killed the plague-bearing rats. If you want more pet-related trauma from Disney, here's Robin from Anime America discussing a cartoon she watched.

I recently joked to one of my friends that I provided only the highest quality stupid clips. :-D I learned another Kamen Rider series had power sources called Wizard Rings. There was one called the Merry Christmas Wizard Ring which restored destroyed Christmas presents. My headcanon is that ring was formed as a result of various fail videos. Raidra (talk) 15:01, November 1, 2019 (UTC)

Pokemon Press X to Doubt and Pokemon Y Should We Believe This?

I say it's best to be skeptical until there's an official statement/release. In addition to checking official sources, I wait to see what TyranitarTube and HoopsandHipHop have to say because they're the only PokeTubers I trust for news. I've tried to avoid rumors, though I did hear an interesting speculation that the Starter Evolutions would be based on a musician, an athlete, and a secret agent. We'll see if there's any truth to that or if it's just someone's theory.

Speaking of which, I may soon have someone in a YouTube comments section chew me out over their mistake. A few weeks ago, someone with too much time on their hands posted a list of fake Pokemon anime episode titles and descriptions. Shortly after someone else claimed, "Oh, such-and-such is going to happen because there's this episode title." I told them, "I think that was a fake leak," and they insisted it was real without giving any evidence. In their mind, it wasn't possible that they could be wrong. Well, it turns out it was fake and I noted that while they were right about one thing, there was no episode title with that name. We all make mistakes, but it ticks me off when someone insists that they know everything because they saw a rumor on the Internet. Sometimes I feel like this video.

It was good, though the weather was crazy. It was windy and actually flurried at times. Because of this there weren't a lot of trick-or-treaters, but the good news is I had more than enough candy. I think it's better to have extra candy than to run out. I wore the ice cream mask I wore in a recent video. How was yours? Raidra (talk) 19:49, November 3, 2019 (UTC)

In Search of Mr. Tastee

Sounds good! I hadn't thought about chilling dirt cupcakes, but it sounds really good. I thought of something else that happened. While I was getting ready for treat-or-treaters, I watched part of an episode of Arthur. Buster was visiting an uncle (or maybe the uncle was visiting him), and I thought, "That bunny has an awfully human face..." He scared Buster and Arthur with a story about a half-rabbit, half-wolf monster called the Lycanbunny and they looked up how to deter it in a book. It turned out the uncle was the one who wrote the book using a pseudonym. He was a moonlighter who wrote scary stories on the side, and he taught Buster about storytelling. The uncle's name was Bob Baxter and I thought, "Oh, I see what's happening here." Sure enough, at the end it said, "Special appearance by R.L. Stine." I wasn't expecting a random R.L. Stine cameo, but it was cool.

Ah, Mr. Tastee! I think that was one of the first episodes. They also mentioned him in an episode in which younger Pete formed a garage band (probably my favorite episode). I hadn't heard the song before, but it was a bittersweet song about a friend or lover who had left at the end of summer, and they performed it as a shout-out to Mr. Tastee.

I was inspired to make an ice cream mask because of The Masked Singer. The second singer to be eliminated this season was Ice Cream. There's an Ice Cream playlist, but some of the titles and thumbnails have spoilers (Really, playa? -_-), so there are two options. If you don't care about being spoiled, here's the playlist. If you want to go in blind, click these links and avoid reading the comments.

Raidra (talk) 16:29, November 7, 2019 (UTC)

R.I.P. Sweet Kitty

I'm sorry to hear that. It's a sad thing to lose a pet. Raidra (talk) 16:43, November 11, 2019 (UTC)

Here's something you might like (even if you don't know the video game series it's referencing)- Raidra (talk) 18:47, November 11, 2019 (UTC)

That time Raidra thought a video title was perfect

You're certainly welcome; I'm glad it helped. Can we agree that the title of that second video is great? X-D It's cool that The Golden Girls has become timeless. Shoot, they even referenced them on an episode of The Amazing World of Gumball. If a show has great writing, it becomes timeless no matter when it's set, what the premise is, or what country it's from. Raidra (talk) 13:05, November 13, 2019 (UTC)

Bill & Ted's Forgotten Sequel

I'm old enough to remember when the second movie came out. I didn't care. A lot of people must not have either. I still don't care. Here's something else a lot of people probably don't remember or never knew in the first place- there was actually a short-lived Saturday morning cartoon show at one point. The article notes, "The new show had trouble catching on..." That's probably because it was freakin' boring! I watched a couple episodes just because it was on, and all I remember was Bill & Ted would go somewhere and then leave, and some guy who was trying to meet up with them would arrive just after they'd left, so he'd have to try again to catch them. Granted I don't know what actual Bill & Ted fans thought, but when the lasting memory of your show is how it got old and frustrating very fast, you've failed.

  • Fans of Pokemon Sun & Moon and Pokemon Sword & Shield- Oh, boy, it's nice to finally see people of color in the Pokemon World!
  • Brock and Lenora- (cry off to the side)

Raidra (talk) 17:56, November 16, 2019 (UTC)

Pokemon Big Leek Duck and Pokemon Adorable Horse

I agree. There are things that would be very nice to have, but there's a lot of cool stuff too. I've been enjoying the playthroughs by TyranitarTube and JohneAwesome. Luckily I've been able to avoid most spoilers, so I can be surprised along with them. There was one Pokemon (a regional variant) that made me gape for a moment because I wasn't expecting it at all. I've asked for the latest guidebook for Christmas because I always love learning about the new Pokemon, Moves, Abilities, Items, and foods. Raidra (talk) 04:33, November 17, 2019 (UTC)

Farfetch'd took a leek

Yes, there was definitely less, and it was a good thing. TyranitarTube did a video months ago about how Game Freak revealing so much of the Gen VII games killed a lot of the hype. He offered that in order to keep the hype going, they needed to be more sparing with their reveals. Thankfully Game Freak learned because, like you said, it's more exciting and surprising when they don't blab ninety percent of the game.

A little earlier I reflected that it would be interesting if they had a Pokemon game in which you played as an elderly person.

X-D Sounds like a cool segment! I actually remember both of those cartoons, but from time to time I learn about some weird cartoon I'd never heard of, or get reminded of one I'd forgotten about. Incidentally, "Well, that was a thing!" was what I said near the end of my first Bizaardvark reaction. Raidra (talk) 23:13, November 18, 2019 (UTC)

As the genie of the lamp, I give you three brightness levels!

Cool! That should help in the future. The Internet is both a fount of information and a fount of stupidity. There are cool, informative videos like that, and then there are idiots who refuse to believe the dictionary is accurate because they feel playing zombie games makes them so much smarter than everyone else (As you can guess, yes, I encountered said idiot recently :-/).

Pokemon Wooloo and Pokemon Mareep- the games in which you play as a retired trainer protecting your flock from being "liberated" by activists!

I just learned there's a new Pokemon inspired by the phalanx formation. This is brilliant because Britain has a connection with the ancient Greeks and Romans. The way it marches along combined with its uniqueness has made it one of my new favorite Pokemon. Raidra (talk) 14:15, November 20, 2019 (UTC)

By the way, I noticed that Pokemon Go has added the Gen V Pokemon. I wonder if it'll catch up to the current generation in a couple years or so. Raidra (talk) 14:20, November 20, 2019 (UTC)

Pokemon Go, use Giga Drain

Oh, that's an issue. I hate it when it seems my phone has plenty of charge, and suddenly it says it has dropped like twenty or thirty percent.

I know they've added a number of items for Pokemon that usually require different methods to evolve [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]. It's interesting, but it's a shame they didn't create something like that for the first three generations because it feels odd. Speaking of evolutions, Sword & Shield finally fixed something. Outside of the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series, you had to go to special areas to evolve Eevee into Leafeon or Glaceon, and people wondered, "Why didn't they make it so Leafeon is the result of a Leaf Stone and make some sort of Ice Stone [which they did go on to create in Gen VII] to make Glaceon?" Well, in Sword & Shield, they did make it so Leafeon is the result of a Leaf Stone and Glaceon is the result of an Ice Stone (while also making Vikavolt the result of a Thunder Stone). All I can say is it's about time!

That sounded familiar, but looking at the channel, I hadn't. I've watched a couple videos which were similar (such as playing music with floppy disk drives or old printers), so I'll have to check out this channel's videos too.

And now, for your viewing pleasure, watch a man slowly lose his sanity over the quest for a Shiny Wooloo! Raidra (talk) 02:29, November 25, 2019 (UTC)

This is the song I think of whenever someone talks about Steel-types in Sword & Shield. I also like the versions done by Davy Jones and The Muppets, but I thought you'd be interested in this version because of the history involved in the added stanza. Happy Thanksgiving! Raidra (talk) 17:00, November 27, 2019 (UTC)

Life is Strange: Werewolf edition

Hello! :-D That's good! Mine was good too. We had dinner with my brother's family and then we watched some TV and had desserts.

Wow, they completely abandoned the R title theme! If they weren't going to have a steady letter theme, they should have made it so the first letters spelled something or the actual titles formed a message. "The people patrolling the border will be white and racist and that will be all to their character." I'd say that's a given since, from what you've told me, these game developers wouldn't know subtlety if it bit them in the face.

I was doing some research last night and came across this colorful backpack. There's also a version of Clue in which the crime was stealing cheesecake instead of murdering somebody (which is a relief). Raidra (talk) 18:52, December 2, 2019 (UTC)

Life is Apparently Under an Hour and Mostly Padding

I forget if I've mentioned it already, but one playthrough I've thoroughly enjoyed is TyranitarTube's playthrough of Super Mario Maker 2 Story Mode. He's also been playing a number of interesting Pokemon fan games. Raidra (talk) 16:31, December 5, 2019 (UTC)

On an unrelated note, sometimes you learn about content that was cut from something and wonder, "Why was this cut?" because there's no discernible reason (It's not racist, it's not sexually inappropriate, etc.). Raidra (talk) 17:01, December 5, 2019 (UTC)
Recently I speculated how long it might take before Pokemon GO catches up to the main games. Well, from the Department of Useless Knowledge, I crunched the numbers. Since the game's first year (in which they debuted with Gen I Pokemon in July and started introducing Gen II Pokemon in December), they've introduced a new generation of Pokemon every 10-12 months or once a year. If that trend stays the same (which I have no reason to believe it won't), Go will introduce Gen VI Pokemon in late 2020, Gen VII Pokemon in late 2021, and Gen VIII Pokemon in late 2022. A new generation of Pokemon comes every three to four years, so assuming there is a Gen IX and Game Freak doesn't decide, "I don't wanna do this poop anymore! I want some tea!" it will happen in late 2022 or 2023. Depending on which year, Gen IX Pokemon will likely debut in GO in 2023 or 2024 (They may decide to delay it a year). Therefore, if the pacing stays the same, Pokemon Go should be completely caught up sometime between 2022-2024. Raidra (talk) 14:49, December 7, 2019 (UTC)

Mint Toothpaste & Water used Sheer Cold! It was super-effective!

I've seen various memes about ingesting something minty and then drinking cold water [6] [7], so you're not alone. I prefer baking soda toothpaste or another neutral flavor. It's been a long time since I've had cinnamon flavor, but I think it'd be fine.

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Sometimes a song will talk about a time and place that I'm not familiar with, but I still feel nostalgic because of the storytelling. I think the one that made me feel nostalgic the most was the Wendy's commercial (RIP, Dave Thomas). The KFC one near the end was sweet. I saw one of the Arsenio Hall commercials said Reba McEntire was going to be on and I thought, "Oh!" Then it added that Rob Reiner would be on and I thought, "Oh..." because I thought they were going to be promoting North. The commercials were from 1990, though, so they must have been on for another reason. I noticed from the description that the commercials were all from two specific days, so they must have come from a tape the poster had. When I watch shows I've taped off the TV, it's like a time capsule because of the commercials and promos.

I just learned that Magikarp Jump uses Poke Balls with golden tops to contain rewards. I wonder if that's a nod to the anime, where the Magikarp salesman painted Poke Balls gold to make it seem like the Magikarp he sold were more valuable than they really were. Speaking of Poke Balls, I found some more, so just for completion's sake, here are the newest print-outs. Raidra (talk) 00:19, December 11, 2019 (UTC)

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