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Quiche is just good, the description of that restaurant made me throw up in my mouth a little, and my blog is really sadly low tech. I should do something about that last bit, but it will take time and effort I don’t currently wish to expend.
Soul Dwelling: His answers make you throw up a bit in your mouth.
The HTML/Java coding helps with layout and online work I do for schools and organizations, though, so some of it rubs off onto my site anyway. I try to post tutorials I use as I find them to help with my own layout and design.
Now, that leaves the other work to do on my writing. (Fan fics and other chapters coming soon like a deluge, I hope.)
Tell 5 facts about yourself and share to ten of your favorite followers
Sorry for the 13-day delay, Slender!
1. As much as I’m bothered by not sourcing art, I try not to let that frustration come through in my tone when re-blogging it. It’s not like I have not made that mistake, repeatedly, so it would be hypocritical for me to be upset with what I really think is ignorance on the part of passionate fans who enter the fandom and don’t know that art is frequently re-posted ithout persmission. I would hope—whether it happens or not—that with time fans learn to source art, or respect artists’ demands that such art not be re-posted. When I re-blog, I just add the credit and move on: no additional comment, no explanation for how to source the art. Then again, I’m considering whether I should mention how to source art when I re-blog: I did add some instructions to my FAQ page.
2. Ciro Nieli’s comments about female characters in Ninja Turtles bothered me. Other writers have done a great job exploring the difficulty of writing characters—regardless of their gender—who are simultaneously flawed, appealing, realistic, and freaking awesome. Yet Nieli’s explanation that it is hard to not over-power female characters is flawed: in a series that includes ninjas, mutants, and aliens, I doubt that a writer has to worry about the suspension of disbelief should female characters be superpowerful or (gasp!) as powerful or more powerful than their male colleagues. People already pointed out that it is not as if Nieli is incapable of writing superpower female characters such as Raven and Starfire in Teen Titans, but then again I already have numerous problems with this iteration of Ninja Turtles that I gave up watching it after last season: arrogant turtles who lack compelling development, and little pathos for the loss of humanity upon becoming mutated. I refer others to mimeparadox for more insights.
3. I do not post enough Muppet stuff. I do have one around time for Christmas (Muppet Christmas Carol was so good), and Gonzo and Rizzo remain my favorites (my introduction to them was in the 1990s, hence my preference for them more than, say, Pepe). The Jason Segel film was excellent, the soundtrack being a mainstay on my MP3 player.
4. I grew up in Florida, so I frequently visited the theme parks in Orlando and Tampa—yet I cannot stand roller coasters, so Busch Gardens was kind of pointless for me to visit. Many of them were school trips: Sea World, Universal, all four Disney parks. But as with most trips, unless I was with a close friend or relative, I was not in any clique so I ended up walking around by myself. The last time I went was to visit a friend for New Year’s Eve, and we stuck to the Downtown Disney area.
5. And since I grew up in the South, I never have been in a snowball fight. (Jeez, I just made myself sad.) I think I’ve only built one snowman.
Sometimes Tumblr randomly unfollows people for no particular reason… it’s stupid and annoying.
Back to re-following some people.
Hello! Please answer this with 10 random facts about yourself and send this to 10 of your favorite followers ❄️
Oh, the posts from 11 days ago I still haven’t gotten to…Sorry, Perks!
Some of these facts may be apparent already to people who check out my sites:
1. I am not a Star Wars fan. I have seen most of all of the six films, I even sat through the Christmas Special…not that the special was going to convince me to like Star Wars. It’s not like I dislike it—it’s just that gut reaction knowing when I’m a fan or not of something.
2. Speaking of not being a fan: I think it’s apparent that Sword Art Online broke me. Good Lord, it broke me like a brittle twig.
3. I don’t like cocoanut as a flavor. When I was a kid in summer day camp, I received a few dollars each week to spend on a snack, and not making the wisest selection from the vending machine, I had this awful tasting cocoanut candy. Then years later I read a young adult’s novel, Fallout, that involved a character eating old cocoanut candy, except it had aged so much that the character felt something crawling in his mouth, and realized that bugs had laid eggs in that candy. (…What the hell was I reading in middle school?) So, yeah, I’ll stick with chili powder chocolate, cola, and sour Warheads, thanks.
4. I also disliked season 4 of Community. And Book 2 of The Legend of Korra. (Still working on that post, Jade—I’m sorry for my delay!) And the sound of children laughing. Wait—I don’t hate that one…
5. Okay, enough negatives—onto positives! I love Five Guys burgers. (You notice the pattern of food facts coming up in these posts?)
6. My first Halloween outfit was as a little pumpkin. I hated that day: every preschool teacher kept saying how cute I looked. (I am not cute! Grr andstuff!) I think my last Halloween outfit as a kid was Batman—on rollerblades. That was actually a fun outfit. I dress up every now and then for Halloween parties.
7. I never saw Akira. (Toonami liveblogging it tomorrow!)
8. I think I mentioned this one before, but I used to volunteer at a science museum, primarily doing layout, publishing, and design, but part of the work included certification to handle the small animals: sea urchins, spiders, hissing cockroaches. (“Who’s an adorable li’l hissing cockroach? You are! Yes, you are! Yes, you are!”) Then again, my ex used to have this huge monitor lizard-looking creature. The creature liked me when I held him, but if she ever held him, he would tear up her arms badly with his huge claws. (Shrugs) Strange that I’m definitely more of a cat person than a dog person, yet handling reptiles doesn’t freak me out.
9. I think I also mentioned this one before: I got all A’s up until my third year of college. In my entire life I think I only received lower grades three times: two B+’s (both undergraduate) and one A- (first year of grad school).
10. My favorite Disney film remains The Lion King, out of pure nostalgia, and my favorite Pixar film is Monsters Inc.
Once you get this you must share five random facts about yourself. Then pass this on to your ten favorite followers (◡‿◡✿)
First, Ashy, I do not re-blog enough from you, and I really appreciate that you included me. :D
1. I think I mentioned this one before, but there was this one academic conference I attended—I presented a paper I’m working on for publication—and the event was followed by a cosplay sing-along. …So, yeah, I guess despite what I said before, I have cosplayed, at least once, if wearing goggles counts.
Then there was that other academic conference I went to where half the people were in suits like professors, and the other half were dressed in shamrocks and green, or as leprechauns. (The conference was during St. Patrick’s Day.)
And then the other conference that was at a hotel where half were dressed like professors, the other half as Pikachus and staring at their 3DS in every elevator. (That hotel was hosting both a professors’ conference and a video game convention…That was a weird weekend. Guess which one I was dressed? Hint: I was not dressed as a freaking Pikachu!)
2. I don’t like milk in my cereal, but when I was a kid, I used to put globs of ice cream or frozen yogurt into my cereal…Man, my parents did not care. And I would eat it in Ninja Turtle cereal bowls I got from eating so many boxes of that TMNT cereal. I think I still have one of them left.
3. I listened to Marc Maron back when he was on Air America, long before he started the WTF podcast. (Adjusts hipster glasses) One of my favorite segments: when Jim Earl re-wrote The Night Before Christmas; Sam Seder mocking Maron without remorse; Mike Doughty—just freaking Mike Doughty. (…Whoa, this got a lot more hipster…)
4. My favorite Looney Tunes character is Marvin the Martian: short, pathetic, and with a great voice. (I miss Joe Alaskey voicing him and Daffy on Duck Dodgers.) Plus when I was a kid, I used to go to the Warner Bros mall stores (before they all shut down), and every year, there was always a new Marvin ornament for the Christmas tree, and I could wait until after the holiday to get them on sale. (I miss those stores: Pinky and the Brain plushies, Looney Tune figurines, huge Batman statues.)
5. I need to finish watching Spice and Wolf. And finish writing those fan fics I’ve been drafting (at least three I got from the 1,888-follower fan fic prompt challenge, a Kid and the Thompsons story, and two major post-Chapter 113 stories I’m working on regarding what happens to the Last Death Scythe when the new Lord Death decides he needs a change of scenery).
And finish this graduate degree already. >_<
Um, why do some people show up as people I’m not following when, really, I’ve been following them for weeks, if not months, already?
(Sorry if I am re-following some people: a lot of the sites I check out often, even if I don’t re-blog from them, are URLs I memorize or bookmark.)
Once you get this message you must give five random facts about yourself and then pass it onto your 10 favorite followers.
1. I’m not a Powerfpuff Girls fan. Or an Adventure time fan—which is why I’m surprised I’m enjoying Steven Universe as much as I am. Whereas the previous two shows struck me as at times cynical or going over my head, I’m impressed with the latter show because it is funny, it is silly, yet it is hopeful, heartfelt, visually dynamic, and plays against gender conventions. I was already excited to hear Rebecca Sugar had been greenlight for this show, I have followed Ian Jones-Quartey since RPG World, and I’m amazed by the casting: whereas I am frustrated with the trend with The Legend of Korra and Nickelodeon’s TMNT regarding casting some people I more often see on screen than hear in animation, the casting in Steven Universe so far has been well done. (Then again, I really like Regular Show and Gravity Falls, and Steven Universe has those aspects to it.)
2. Food fact: I like quiche. Speaking of which, I also like Jeff Smith’s Bone. (It’s got a rat creature named Bartleby!)
3. Another food fact, responding to the Prof’s facts that she listed: I love peanut butter. And yet, while I do not have an allergy, there are times that I get sick of it. In college, I was a picky eater, so that was my go-to protein, and now as a grad student, it’s cheap enough dining. But after having it with breakfast every single day for weeks on end, or getting a nasty cold thanks to weather fluctuations or, as has happened more lately, stress, I can’t stand the stuff.
Then again, there is this one restaurant I go to that serves dishes, all of them with peanuts or peanut butter added: brownies, smoothies, the Elvis (a sandwich with bacon, honey, and bananas), the lumberjack (bacon sandwich with maple syrup), and a chicken sandwich with chili powder and pineapple preserves—all with heaps of peanut butter added.
(I imagine maybe three of you find those food descriptions to be appetizing, while the vast majority of you are disgusted.)
4. Running the main site has provided shocking opportunities to improve upon some skills outside of my usual studies and work: web design, art design, fiction writing.
…And I think the amateur quality of the web design, art design, and fan fic to that site often shines through more often than not. >_<
(Did I mention I alternate between arrogant and humble? I had done one of those character type posts a few months ago and got Tsubaki, but I definitely have my Black Star moments.)
5. Unpopular opinion: Lately, I much prefer the Joel to the Mike episodes of MST3K. Joel has this wide-eyed (um, sleepy-eyed?) optimism despite his surroundings, whereas Mike is so bitter (I mean, he was only knocked out and put in orbit—what’s the big deal?).
I don’t like sitting through someone else whining about how bad something is: that’s my job to whine, damn it! I want to see someone make something funny or better out of crappy filmmaking.
Likewise, I prefer Cinematic Titanic to RiffTrax: there are so many of the latter that I get overwhelm trying to keep up, I tend to prefer riffing films that are so-bad-they’re-good rather than just mock every film just because it’s popular.
(And no, “so-bad-they’re-good” for me is stuff like Santa Claus Conquers the Martians and Boggy Creek II [a Mike episode] and East Meets Watts, not Birdemic and The Room—good Lord, I’d rather sit through Man of Steel again than freaking The Room! And Man of Steel made me want to rip a book in half—freaking Zack Snyder!)
(Five more facts in a moment)
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