During the evenings are best to interact with me personally. Normally, I spend all night and morning creating these blogs. You may even catch me at night, while blogging at the same time. It's really a matter of TIMING. Enjoy!
|Posted by Anna H. on July 23, 2017 at 7:40 AM||comments (0)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Did you enjoy yesterday's Song Saturday Tribute to the late Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and Stone Temple Pilots? If so, let me know.
Also, let me know if you would like for me to do a Q&A blog at least once a week. I am already getting ready to answer 1 question. Hopefully, I'll be able to publish my next Q&A blog for this week.
On another note, I am sharing something a little different from the usual for this Cartoon Sunday. How many of you are familiar with John R. Dilworth? The actor, writer, director, animator, and producer is also known as "Dilly."
"Dilly" is best known for the Animated Horror Comedy, Courage The Cowardly Dog. I think it is strange, that no one credits the cable network, Nickelodeon. Several years before Courage The Cowardly Dog aired on Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon aired it.
In fact, I remember channel surfing and stumbling upon Courage The Cowardly Dog on Nickelodeon, when I was in 6th grade. That was more than 20 years ago. Quite a few shows meant for children, which started airing on Cartoon Network WERE originally from Nickelodeon.
I remember Courage The Cowardly Dog airing on Nickelodeon years before Cartoon Network acquired it. Even though I was never a fan of the cartoon during my youth, there will be some fanboys 1 generation younger than yours truly, discrediting me about something they were not old enough to comprehend, much less watch.
Unlike younger Millennials and Generation Z, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney, etc. were NOT a part of my childhood or adolescence. I grew up watching Saturday Morning Cartoons and cartoons that aired on local channels everyday.
During the 1980's to mid-90s, cartoons used to air on local channels at least 5 days a week. On weekdays, cartoons aired on local channels in the mornings and afternoons. By 1994, I stopped watching local channels.
By 1992, I had already reached puberty and started watching the Liquid Television Animation block on MTV and Anime on The Sci Fi Channel in 1994.
MTV and Sci Fi had more mature content in their animation, that I wanted to watch whereas Cartoon Network and other networks showed more immature cartoons for pre-schoolers, kindergarteners, and elementary school children.
Some of you already know about me watching the Liquid Television Animation block. Beavis and Butt-Head, Daria, The Maxx, The Head, Celebrity Deathmatch, Aeon Flux, etc. were popular, during my adolescence.
The Cartoon Sushi block succeeded Liquid Television by 1997 on MTV. During the mid to late 1990's and early 2000's, I was an adolescent, when MTV aired these cartoons. This was years before Adult Swim was ever launched.
By 1997, the local networks had replaced cartoons with Court TV and Daytime Talk Shows. These local networks assumed every household by that time had basic cable channels like Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney, etc.
Truth be told, every household did NOT have a basic cable package.
Because today's blog mostly focuses on MTV, the network's cartoon blocks, its cartoons from the 1990's, and briefly mentions John R. Dilworth's Courage The Cowardly Dog, it's only fair to share a cartoon, which briefly aired on MTV.
Have you ever watched John R. Dilworth's The Dirdy Birdy?
The Dirdy Birdy was a 7-minute animated short, which aired on MTV during the early 1990's. The short features a hostile cat (Fergurina) and the obnoxious bird (Purdy) sitting in a tree.
If you did NOT know any better, you would swear that Purdy was the equivalent of an online troll sexually harassing Fergurina. Purdy is in love with Fergurina and expresses his affection for her. The bird's affections consists of MOONING her. The Grim Reaper also makes his cameo appearance.
Talk about an obnoxious creep! No wonder why the cat turns into a monster. Never in all my years have I ever seen a bird moon a cat in a tree or a cat transform into such a ferocious monster. This is surely a sight to behold!
Rather than explaining every detail of this abstract short, which used to air on MTV, it is much better for you to independently watch it, right now. Anyway, here is John R. Dilworth's The Dirdy Birdy for today's Cartoon Sunday.
The Dirdy Birdy (1993)
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|Posted by Anna H. on July 22, 2017 at 9:25 AM||comments (2)|
How's it going my gumdrops? On Thursday afternoon, I published a blog asking if you would like for me to publish more Q&A blogs. In case you missed that blog, click on this LINK.
While working on Thursday's blog, I clenched my chest in shock after reading the headline about Chester Bennington of both Linkin Park and Stone Temple Pilots.
Supposedly, Chester hung himself on what would have been Chris Cornell's (Chester's close friend) 53rd birthday had he also NOT supposedly hung himself, 2 months ago.
You may be wondering why I keep saying the word, "supposedly." Call me a conspiracy theorist, but both of their deaths were extremely sudden.
Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell's suicides remind me of Michael Hutchence's death from 20 years ago. In case you're unfamiliar with Michael Hutchence, he was the lead singer of the Australian Rock band, INXS.
In April 1997, the band released their final 10th album with Hutchence, Elegantly Wasted. It was named after their song, "Elegantly Wasted." INXS had lots of tours scheduled to celebrate their 20th anniversary that year.
By November 22, 1997 INXS's homecoming tour was canceled after Michael Hutchence was found dead hanging outside his hotel window in Sydney, Australia. Reports claim that Michael hung himself.
On January 19, 2016, Soundgarden announced that they were working on their next studio album. Apparently, they had been working on their music for the last several years and were touring.
After Soundgarden performed on May 17, 2017 at The Fox Theatre, which is located in Downtown Detroit, MI, Chris Cornell was found dead by his bodyguard on May 18th around 12:15 am. According to the reports, Cornell's body was lying on the bathroom floor of his hotel room at the MGM Grand Hotel.
***An exercise band was wrapped around Chris Cornell's neck and blood was in his mouth.
By the Detroit Police reviewing a hotel surveillance video, they ruled out a homicide. Supposedly, there was no evidence showing anyone entering or exiting Cornell's hotel suite, after the frontman's bodyguard left around 11:35 pm.
By June 2, 2017 the coroner confirmed that Chris Cornell committed suicide.
Chester Bennington was not only a close friend of Chris Cornell's, but also the Godfather of Cornell's son, Christopher.
In an interview with Radio.com, Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda claimed that Chester was really aggrieved, as they performed "One More Light."
Radio.com: Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda Claims Chester Bennington Was Hit Hard By Chris Cornell’s Suicide (2017)
This interview with Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda was taped on May 19, 2017. This was the day after Soundgarden's Chris Cornell died of suicide. I'm still not believing this story. Chris' death sounds very suspicious; It sounds more like he was murdered.
Considering that Soundgarden was last seen in Detroit, MI, it would NOT surprise me if Cornell was murdered. Detroit is notorious for having a criminal element. I know this because I have relatives, who unfortunately live there.
As for Chester Bennington, he grew up troubled. At 7 years old, he was sexually abused by an older male friend and was scared to ask for help. He did not want everyone thinking he was gay or a liar.
The abuse did not stop, until he was 13 years old. Here's the real kicker, Chester Bennington's father was a police detective, who worked with sexual abuse cases. Meanwhile, Chester's mother was a nurse. By the time he was 11, his parents got divorced and Chester's father gained custody of him.
During the time of their divorce, Chester Bennington began using marijuana, alcohol, opium, cocaine, methamphetamine, and LSD. After turning 17, he moved in with his mother. When she discovered that he was using drugs, she banned him from leaving the house. By 2011, Chester Bennington supposedly quit using drugs.
In addition to Chester Bennington's dilemmas, he and his wife were harassed by the cyberstalker, Devon Townsend. The cyberstalking went on for almost a year.
Luckily, Townsend was found guilty of tampering with the couple's e-mails, sending threatening messages, and was later sentenced to 2 years in prison. Learning about Bennington's cyberstalker makes me even more suspicious than before.
What if Chester's cyberstalker, Devon Townsend murdered him on Thursday and made his death appear as a "suicide"?
You may assume that I am some crazy fan with conspiracy theories. Given the fact, that people were always attacking Chester, anything is possible. Regardless if Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington's deaths were murders or suicide, the news about both frontmen dying was and still is tragic.
Excluding the critics, trolls, AND haters, both frontmen are worldwide losses. Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell greatly touched the lives of many families, friends, fans, and celebrities. If you don't believe me, here are 2 videos from these people.
1) Death Of Chester Bennington: Celebrities Reaction [Dwayne Johnson, Mike Shinoda, and Others] (2017)
2) Loudwire: Rock World Reacts To Chester Bennington's Death (2017)
After publishing Thursday's blog about my Q&A, Jesse posted in the comments section:
"The lead singer of Linkin Park has been found dead. What are your thoughts of him and his band?"
Depending on my chaotic schedule, I plan on answering Jesse's question. Anyway, here are my favorite Linkin Park music videos for today's Song Saturday.
1) Linkin Park "One Step Closer" Hybrid Theory (2000)
2) Linkin Park "Papercut" Hybrid Theory (2000)
3) Linkin Park "Points Of Authority" Hybrid Theory (2000)
4) Linkin Park "In The End" Hybrid Theory (2000)
5) Linkin Park "Bleed It Out" Minutes To Midnight (2007)
1) Linkin Park [Chris Cornell Tribute] "One More Light" One More Light (2017)
2) Jonathan Davis [Featuring Chester Bennington] "System" Queen Of The Damned Soundtrack (2002)
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|Posted by Anna H. on July 20, 2017 at 5:05 PM||comments (6)|
How's it going my gumdrops? If you have been subscribed to It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns throughout the last 3 years, you already know that I normally publish Q&A blogs for the anniversary of launching this website.
On September 23rd, it will be 4 years since building It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns. Like I already posted yesterday on Google Plus, I have contemplated whether or not to publish Q&A blogs at least once a week over the last 3 years.
Whenever I DO publish Q&A blogs in September, there are usually subscribers literally asking me 5-20 questions at a time, when I have other questions to answer from other subscribers.
Last year, I was surprised that barely anyone had questions for my Q&A blog. After limiting subscribers to only 1-3 questions, it seemed as if no one wanted to ask any.
I don't know if fear of public humiliation, having nothing to ask, or simply boycotting the last Q&A because I restricted subscribers to 3 questions maximum made people not want to participate in my annual Q&A. Usually, subscribers ask me really good questions.
Every question that is asked is NOT a simple yes or no question. Normally, I must give more detailed explanations to a question(s), which is enough to create an entire blog. Some questions are so complex, they leave me stumped.
Meanwhile, some love strategizing ways of asking me politically divisive questions. We all have our own political views. I try my hardest to stay as apolitical as possible. The last thing I need is to ALIENATE my subscribers by sharing my opposing views about politics.
The Internet, media, and entertainment in general have been flooded with political division and propaganda. I hardly check my facebook news feed anymore because of the divisiveness, lately.
When my news feed is not flooded with spam ads and shit posts as updates, it is usually flooded with anti-Trump group pages, articles, divisive memes, etc.
For the last decade to nearly 20 years, politics has dominated our entire daily lives. It is to the extent that we hardly want to see much less listen to it anymore. Politics has become so polarizing over these last 3 years, that it's overkill.
I am BEYOND sick and tired of hearing about the illegal immigration ban, Black Lives Matter, Obama Care, Hilary Clinton, her e-mails, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and Russia, Russia, Russia.
There are more important issues and entertaining topics to report and discuss than political scandals and propaganda ad nauseam.
Also, my Q&A blogs are not an excuse for thirsty creeps to strategize ways of turning my site into being their personal Tinder and xHamster accounts. I did NOT build this website to be fetishized or treated as fap material.
Some of you would be amazed at the number of creeps I have to deal with in cyber space. As soon as they see my picture on here and social media, they expect me to send them nudie pics for the sake of busting their nuts or scoring a free date.
And yet they wonder why they are divorced and/ are STILL single? This is why you often read my so-called "man-hating" rants in blogs. For the record, I do NOT hate men. Men have always been my main audience dating back to 15 years ago, when I hosted my radio show at WIPZ.
Anyway, with that being said, should I answer at least 1-3 questions in a blog during the week?
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|Posted by Anna H. on July 16, 2017 at 10:30 PM||comments (2)|
How's it going my gumdrops? It has been a while, since I last talked about, much less watched the Shonen Supernatural Acion Anime, Blue Exorcist. Nearly 2 years ago, I published a Cartoon Sunday blog, which consisted of the show's bloopers.
Early on, I noticed that Blue Exorcist looked somewhat similar to Vampire Knight.
Vampire Knight 
Blue Exorcist 
I spent HOURS last night and earlier this morning trying to find pictures showing the similarities between Vampire Knight and Blue Exorcist. The images above were the closest that I could find regarding the similarities in high school academy uniforms. Both Anime titles are Supernatural Action Anime.
Vampire Knight is a Shojo Anime meant for female viewers whereas Blue Exorcist is a Shonen Anime meant for male viewers. I have compiled a list showing the similarities and differences between Vampire Knight and Blue Exorcist, in order to give a better understanding of both shows,
- Shojo Supernatural Action Romance Anime meant for female viewers, which heavily revolves around tragedy
- Somewhat considered Horror because it has some horror elements to it
- Cross Academy is named after the vampire hunter now turned headmaster, Kaein Cross
- Cross Academy is comprised of high school vampire students attending night classes
- Human students attend day classes
-Yuki Cross is the female protagonist, who was adopted by Cross Academy's headmmaster and later discovers that she is a Pureblood Vampire
- Shonen Supernatural Action Dramedy Anime meant for male viewers, which has some tragedy
- True Cross Academy is a prestigious Exorcist Cram School, which is the Japanese branch of the True Cross Order
- True Cross Order is the main organization of Exorcists and a global exorcist institution that is controlled by the Vatican
- True Cross Order has roots to Christianity and was founded by Medieval Christian Knights
- Some Biblical scripture is used in this series
-Rin Okumura is the male protagonist with the ability to see demons
- Rin and his twin brother Yukio were adopted and raised by Father Shiro Fujimoto, who was an Exorcist
- Before Father Shiro Fujimoto sacrificed his own life to protect Rin from the demons of Gehenna, Rin discovers that he and Yukio are both Satan's bastard sons
Judging by the list of these Supernatural Action Anime, both use "Cross Academy" in their high school academy names, have protagonists discovering they were adopted because they are not fully human, and possess supernatural powers.
In addition to what has been listed about Vampire Knight and Blue Exorcist, I noticed that both series have male brunette characters wearing eye patches in high positions at both the Cross Academies.
It would've been so much better if I could've found a split screen image of Vampire Knight's Toga Yagari and Blue Exorcist's Igor Neuhaus. Both characters wear eye patches, have brown hair, and seem to have cold personalities.
If you have NEVER watched Vampire Knight or Blue Exorcist, I really encourage you to watch them both. You will see a lot of similarities between the 2.
It would be nice to see the 2nd season of Blue Exorcist and the entire Vampire Knight series air on Adult Swim or possibly on another network. We all know that Adult Swim will NEVER air Vampire Knight.
The men running Adult Swim not only show disrespect towards their OWN viewers in general, but also love discriminating against women. The assholes in charge of Adult Swim and the creeps, that posted on their official message board for over a dozen or so years, expect women to be inferior to them.
This is when Adult Swim is NOT pretending to promote "women's empowerment," in between showing female characters with very LITTLE self-respect chase after male characters, that continuously express their disinterest in them and cleavage shots.
Keep promoting that "women's empowerment," Adult Swim!
A few months ago, Blue Exorcist's 2nd season finished airing in Japan. I really hope Adult Swim or those running the Toonami block renew their license to re-air Blue Exorcist's 1st season, then air its 2nd season, Kyoto Saga.
There have been claims by Toonami fans, that Blue Exorcist's license expired for it to be re-aired on Adult Swim, and that the Shonen Supernatural Action Anime did badly in ratings. I don't know if that last part is true.
Some of us already know how much of zealots certain Toonami fans are, when it comes to the Nielsen Ratings. Shows will be "trending" on facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites YET there are some Toonami fans, that are still bitter.
There are Toonami fans still bitter about certain shows such as One Piece, for example, being replaced by Tokyo Ghoul or any show with horror in it.
Rather than being more open-minded, OR simply changing the channel to something else, they post threads around social media sites and forums to mock, discredit, and patronize other fans of certain shows, that threaten their interests, views, and don't fit their narrative.
Based on what I finally realized about Toonami fans, that were Adult Swim posters, they are VERY cynical. They have this mindset, that religion is for idiots. These are the same Toonami fans, that LOVE complaining about Tokyo Ghoul, claiming that it supposedly "justifies and glorifies cannibalism."
Since Blue Exorcist uses some excerpts from the Bible, has trained Exorcists, students training to become Exorcists, and the protagonist happens to be 1 of Satan's bastard sons, I believe certain viewers are or will be repulsed by this series.
The ilk of Toonami fans I have dealt with on Adult Swim's forum, before it was shut down are threatened by Christianity, Satanism, and other religions.
Religion "triggers" these particular fans. They CANNOT handle the sound of religion much like the rest of us cannot handle them throwing temper tantrums like 2-year-olds over a cartoon's low ratings.
I advise viewers to watch and enjoy a show for yourself, NOT because of a show's ratings. Much like polls can be rigged, ratings can also be rigged. Every household does NOT have a Nielsen's box.
The fact that there are men, women, and children allowing a show's ratings to control them is pathetic in itself. If you need to obsess over a show's ratings, you will NEVER enjoy ANY show.
Since TONIGHT'S Cartoon Sunday blog is mostly about Blue Exorcist, let's start from the very beginning. Below is the link to the English Dub for Blue Exorcist.
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|Posted by Anna H. on July 15, 2017 at 1:25 AM||comments (2)|
How's it going my gumdrops? We just came short of it being Friday the 13th. Yesterday was Friday the 14th. Gotta love it.
Even though we missed out on such an ominous day this month, *knocking on wood* it doesn't mean we can't enjoy Harry Manfredini's "Overlay Of Evil." If you watched the 1980 Slasher Horror film, Friday The 13th, you already know, that "Overlay Of Evil" was its theme song.
Earlier this week, I listened to the Friday The 13th Soundtrack. Every song on the soundtrack (or should I say "score"?) sounded like the movie's theme song. There were some minor changes in each composition.
However, each song had portions of "Overlay Of Evil" in it. Manfredini saying, "ki ki ki, ma ma ma" echoed throughout Friday The 13th's score.
It's fascinating that most people mistake the sounds Manfredini made in the score for this Slasher Horror film. "Ki ki ki, ma ma ma" is commonly mistaken for "cha cha cha, ha ha ha."
According to the composer, "ki ki ki, ma ma ma" was a sound he created from the reel, when Mrs. Voorhees recites "Kill her, mommy!" "Ki" was derived from the word, "kill" and "ma" was derived from "mommy."
These 2-worded sounds were spoken "harshly, distinctly and rhythmically into a microphone." Then, they were run through an echo reverberation machine.
The original score for Friday The 13th was recorded in a friend of Harry Manfredini's basement.
Before I forget, Harry Manfredini's "ki ki ki, ma ma ma" sounds were inspired by a piece of Krzysztof Penderecki's work, which was very similar to his own.
Are you interested in learning more trivia about this Slasher Horror film?
The romantic Supernatural Shojo Comedy Anime, Fruits Basket, which centers around characters that transform into animals from the Chinese zodiac, made a reference to Jason in 2001.
In 2001, the creator of Fruits Basket titled episode 16, "If We've Three Then We Don't Need To Fear Jason." In episode 16, Shigure Sohma (representing the dog in Chinese Astrology) emotionally blackmailed his cousins Yuki (rat), Kyo (cat), and protagonist, Tohru Honda, into vacationing at The Sohma Family Lake House for the summer.
Shigure Sohma succeeded in scaring Kyo with the fictitious, "Jason The Bear." "Jason The Bear" was supposedly a bear down by the lake. His name was in reference to the character, Jason Vorhees from Friday The 13th.
Speaking of the Friday The 13th character, Jason Vorhees has been played by at least several actors. Ari Lehman was the original actor for the character. Not only was Ari the original Jason Vorhees, he also formed a Horror-Punk band called First Jason.
During October 2014, I published a blog featuring an interview Ari Lehman did with the founder of Horror-Punks and host of The Horror Of It All, Marquis DeBlood. If you are interested in watching this interiew, click on the following link.
Is that enough trivia for you? I really hope so. You should be all set, for now. In the meantime, here is Friday The 13th's theme song, "Overlay Of Evil" for today's Song Saturday.
Harry Manfredini "Overlay Of Evil" [Theme Song] Friday The 13th Soundtrack (1980)
|Posted by Anna H. on July 9, 2017 at 10:15 AM||comments (6)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Today I wanted to switch things up a little for Cartoon Sunday. Every so often, I like discussing various topics, including different types of animation, which do not center around Adult Swim.
Next month, I will be sharing another cartoon, that aired on MTV shortly before the network canceled it. Some, if not most of you already noticed, that I constantly talk about Adult Swim.
As I have said many times in the past, I was watching Liquid Television Animation on MTV, during the 1990's. This was YEARS before Cartoon Network launched the original Toonami block and before Adult Swim was ever launched.
More recently, Teenagers and adults 30 years old and younger have been discovering older cartoons, that use to air on MTV during the 1990's. Here's the real kicker, Adult Swim's latest animated promos for the network are only imitations of some of MTV's promos from the 1990's (circa 1992 and after to be more exact).
MTV Promo: "Ding-Dong" (1992)
This promo for MTV is only 1 example. I believe that Adult Swim is currently trying to copy what MTV started doing more than 2 decades or so ago with Adult Swim's latest promos. If you do NOT believe me, watch Adult Swim, during the commercial breaks, especially on the weekends.
I am really disappointed with the current state of both Adult Swim and MTV. At least Adult Swim still shows Anime on the weekends (luckily). MTV on the other hand, has been a disgrace for these last 13 years. I swear, 2004 was seriously THE kiss of death for entertainment in general.
The Entertainment Industry and the media continuously oppress us with their need to be politically divisive AND patronizing humor directed at certain groups of people. To make matters worse, Reality TV Shows have hijacked almost EVERY local, cable, and satellite channel.
It is a disgrace to see how so many networks and the people running them have LOST their integrity. Instead of showing quality entertainment, the networks would rather produce a bunch of Reality TV shows to pander, glorify, and normalize self-centered, attention-seeking, and highly entitled men, women, children, and teenagers.
Speaking of entertainment, you may recall earlier this year, that I published several blogs about the Goth Sub-culture. In fact, I published a Cartoon Sunday blog about Pitchfork TV giving a brief yet satirical history lesson about the Goth Sub-culture. In case you missed this blog, click on the following link.
For the last 10-15 years, I've had some people, including ignorami from college label me as being Emo. By no means am I Emo and have never dressed Emo. Regardless of the clothes I wear, the music I listen to, and TV shows and movies I watch, I have been Goth, since childhood.
Old friends and classmates from 6th to 12th grade would not know it because my physical appearance was NOT Goth at the time. However, I did have some Goth friends in high school and my interests were always dark and morbid.
Decades later, I am STILL Goth.
Despite the negative depictions of Goths in the media, every Goth is NOT a horrible person. Also, the Goth fashion does not always translate well, when you are in the workforce.
Depending on the company's dress code, you have to wear "normal" clothing, in order to assimilate. If you work at a company, that allows you to wear whatever you want, or happen to be self-employed, you can Goth it up as much as you want. Most places in the workforce will NOT allow it.
As I was saying about Emos, Emo people are NOT the same as Goths. Emos normally listen to shitty Pop-Punk bands and "Crybaby" Rock Music. All the while, some Emos may physically appear as Goth because of their make-up, hair, and some clothing.
When you see someone with an asymmetrical and spiky haircut in black hair dye, swept over bangs, and possibly wearing horned-rimmed glasses, THAT person is without a doubt Emo.
During my last 2 years of college, a guy friend continuously mocked and labeled me as being Emo Goth. That was not including his deliberate insults he ENJOYED disguising as jokes. His patronization always annoyed the hell out of me. That was partly why I distanced myself from him, after graduating.
When you watch Pitchfork TV's informative yet satirical cartoon about the history of Emo, you should realize it is different from Goth Rock and the Goth Sub-culture in general. You should especially notice, that I have NEVER featured ANY Emo Rock bands in past Song Saturday blogs.
Listening to songs by A.F.I. is MY ONLY EXCEPTION to Emo. Otherwise, like most people, I HATE Emo Music!
Anyway, here is Pitchfork TV's "A Brief History Of Emo" for Cartoon Sunday.
Pitchfork TV: "A Brief History Of Emo" (2017)
|Posted by Anna H. on July 8, 2017 at 7:55 AM||comments (4)|
How's it going my gumdrops? If you are subscribed to the website iHorror, you probably know about the latest movies in the works.
Are these sequels, prequels, and reboots necessary? HELL no.
All these sequels, prequels, and reboots are the main reason for my indifference as someone, who use to enjoy going to movie theaters. I have not stepped foot into a theater since 2005. Yes, you read that right.
It has been 12 YEARS, since I last went to the theaters.
During 2004, entertainment in general became politically divisive and oppressive. The incessant sequels, prequels, reboots, and remakes made the problems we have worse with today's TV shows, films, and entertainment in general.
And Hollywood wonders why it can BARELY turn a profit off today's entertainment?
Today's screenwriters and filmmakers have no originality anymore and want to keep recycling films, which do NOT need sequels, prequels, remakes, and reboots.
A few years or so ago, I channel surfed, scrolled down my TV Guide, and stumbled upon A Nightmare On Elm Street. I assumed it was another sequel to this Slasher Horror franchise. Instead, it was a 2010 remake of the original movie from 1984.
The remake also had someone else playing the role, that Robert Englund originated. The remake was garbage. Why do Hollywood screenwriters and filmmakers feel the need to beat horses to death and keep beating them, after they've been killed?
Throughout this last decade, I have watched a number of Horror documentaries. A History Of Horror is only 1 example.
Halloween's John Carpenter (the original filmmaker/music composer) if memory serves me right, said that even though the original movie wrapped up everything in the plot, Hollywood keeps wanting more sequels because they keep the franchises active and sequels generate more money.
This is very true. Some movies do NOT need sequels. Hollywood loves to beat a dead horse. Meahwhile, you can sense that some movies with cliffhanger endings DO need sequels.
Speaking of Carpenter, an article was published last year, on Entertainment Weekly. He accused Rob Zombie (the former Horror Groove Metal vocalist of White Zombie) of lying on him. Carpenter even went as far as calling Rob "a piece of shit."
I never bothered watching any of Rob Zombie's Horror films, after painfully trying to watch The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto. Zombie may be skilled at illustrating Horror Animation and Art, but his movie scripts were and still are contrived piles of shit.
As much as I use to LOVE Rob during my youth, I grew up and realized the man is nothing more than a pretentious tryhard, sell out, and a HIPSTER. I am sure Sean Yseult probably wonders what she saw in Rob Zombie as the former frontman and founder of their band, White Zombie as well as a boyfriend.
Since we're already on the topics of Horror movies and sequels, you're gonna love this next sequel, which is currently in production. After nearly 2 decades of talking about a sequel, Deep Blue Sea is being made for a channel with THE WORST TV shows and movies. That being Syfy, formerly known as The Sci Fi Channel.
Seriously?! Not that most sequels, prequels, and reboots excite me or anything, but I am REALLY disappointed with the fact, that Deep Blue Sea is being made to air on a network, that airs the most preposterous and contrived Science Fiction TV shows and movies.
Deep Blue Sea is another example of a movie, that does NOT need a sequel. The sequel is obviously being made to capitalize off the latest Killer Shark flicks and pandering to those fans, who want to see a movie as stupid as Sharknado.
The Sci Fi Horror film, Deep Blue Sea released July 28, 1999 (when I was still in high school). If a sequel wasn't made during the early 2000's, it didn't need a sequel now. I can only imagine how ridiculous Deep Blue Sea 2 will be on Syfy.
If Deep Blue Sea 2 was more like the Killer Shark Thriller, Jaws, I would probably consider watching it. NO ONE from the original Deep Blue Sea (Michael Rapaport, Jacqueline McKenzie, Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J, etc.) will be in this sequel!
Knowing that Syfy is currently shooting Deep Blue Sea 2 in South Africa without its original cast, and that they want the film to be more Sharknado-esque, I will pass.
Considering that today's blog is mostly about Horror, Sci Fi Horror, Thrillers, sequels, prequels, remakes, reboots, and killer sharks, it is ONLY fitting to have suspenseful music dealing wiith killer sharks. With that being said, here is Trevor Rabin's score, "Armageddon," from the original Deep Blue Sea Soundtrack.
Trevor Rabin "Armageddon" Deep Blue Sea Soundtrack (1999)
|Posted by Anna H. on July 7, 2017 at 5:25 AM||comments (2)|
How's it going my gumdrops? How did you enjoy Independence Day? I guess you can say mine was okay. I mostly slept in on Tuesday, ate, and watched some fireworks outside our living room window.
Then, I showed my family animated fireworks on my tablet from YouTube. In fact, 2 of them were videos of animated fireworks I already shared on It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns.
Do you remember last year's Cartoon Sunday blog? It featured Masam Hashimoto's Stop Motion Animated video of him using fireworks beads, in order to illustrate fireworks.
In case you missed last year's festive Cartoon Sunday blog, click on the following blog link.
The other animated video I showed my family happened to be an animated fireworks video made by the Brainy Bricks Channel on YouTube. They were really creative with their way of illustrating animated fireworks.
Brainy Bricks made fireworks out of Legos to celebrate Independence Day. This exact same video was featured on my home page, until I changed the background scenery on Wednesday night.
On Wednesday night, I brought back the turquoise and teal background scenery with sun patterns. Using turquoise and teal seems fitting for the summer. It helps to give It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns a summer tone. Turquoise is also 1 of my favorite colors.
With the turquoise and teal, it makes you think about the water. Those of you, who love oceans, lakes, rivers, being underwater at beaches, and swimming pools should LOVE this current background scenery. I want it to have a calm and relaxing feeling, when viewers visit and read the content on It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns.
Even though my content is not always calm and relaxing, the scenery can STILL have that affect on those, who read my blogs and excerpts of my Short Horror Stories.
Speaking of the Horror page, I ran into glitches, while changing the color scheme. This means I have to wait, until Webs' tech support solves these somewhat minor problems.
If you are an adult subscriber to It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns, you already have permission to read excerpts of my Short Horror Stories. Last October, I published a blog explaining about my Short Horror Story, The Horrors Of Womanhood.
All those, who missed that blog last year can read it, HERE. I am already thinking about what I want to share for tomorrow's Song Saturday blog.
In the meantime, here is that video I mentioned earlier in today's blog regarding Brainy Bricks.
Brainy Bricks: Lego 4th Of July Fireworks Show (2016)
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How's it going my gumdrops? How did you enjoy Ikimono-gakari's "Hanabi" for Song Saturday? In case there are any confusions, I bold the links to these blogs to make them more visible for readers to click on.
Starting next Saturday on July 8th, Naruto Shippuden and Tokyo Ghoul are remaining at their same times. Earlier this morning on Toonami, it was confirmed that on July 29th, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders WILL be premiering at 12:30 am/11:30 pm Central!
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders [Toonami Promo] (2017)
Right now, I am overjoyed and would love for Blue Exorcist's 2nd season to also be shown. Adult Swim SHOULD renew their license for this particular series and rerun Season 1. Then, air Blue Exorcist's OVA, following them up with Season 2, which is Kyoto Saga. This is what I would like to see on the Toonami block.
Aside from Adult Swim's schedule, let's return to the topic of national and patriotic holidays. Our country already celebrated 2 of them in late May and last month.
Before our so-called Independence Day Weekend, you may recall the number of times I mentioned Flag Day. In case you are new and did not already know, I celebrated my 35th birthday on Flag Day, last month. The following video, which explains about the American flag, its history, and etiquette was posted on the home page of It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns.
Andre Malok: American Flag Facts, Etiquette, & History (2016)
Last week, I replaced this video with an animated fireworks video made of Legos to celebrate the 4th of July. If you have not already been to the About page (my main page), go look now! After July 4th, the background will be changed on here.
Like I said at the bottom of yesterday's Song Saturday blog, this blog will be more educational and nostalgic for those of us over the age of 30. Remember the ABC Saturday Morning Cartoon, Schoolhouse Rock?
Adults born in 1985 and after probably know very little if anything about Schoolhouse Rock! This cartoon was an Educational Animated Musical from 1973 to 1985. The show covered school subjects such as Grammar, Science, Economics, History, Mathematics, and Civics.
Honestly, I always preferred Schoolhouse Rock! over Sesame Street. My family will testify on the witness stand and tell you how much I always HATED Sesame Street.
As a little girl, I felt that PBS show insulted children's intelligence, including my own. Being "educated" by a man dressed in a yellow bird costume pissed me the fuck off.
As I digress, Schoolhouse Rock! supposedly has a total of 7 seasons. These seasons are really short. In fact, all the cartoon's seasons are very short.
In 1975, America Rock was the 3rd season. It featured the segment, "Fireworks."
This exact segment also featured a song named after the episode, "Fireworks." "Fireworks" was written by Lynn Ahrens. Originally, the song "Fireworks" was performed by Grady Tate. Literally 2 years later in 1977, Mark Bowen, Kelly Mccubbin, and Laura Bruekner covered Grady Tate's "Fireworks."
This song can be found on Season 3: Episode 8 of Schoolhouse Rock's America Rock. "Fireworks" teaches about the Declaration of Independence and the reasons behind America's 4th of July celebration. With that being said, here is the original segment by Grady Tate singing "Fireworks" for this festive Cartoon Sunday.
Grady Tate "Fireworks" [ORIGINAL] Schoolhouse Rock! Season 3: Episode 8 (1975)
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How's it going my gumdrops? Chances are the viewership for this weekend's blogs will be low due to people traveling and celebrating Independence Day, even though the official holiday is not until Tuesday.
Throughout the last 2 weeks or so, the media has been hyping up this so-called 4th of July Weekend. I can understand WHY businesses are heavily advertising this holiday. There are currently sales for Independence Day.
At the same time, it's preposterous for networks like Adult Swim to preempt regularly scheduled programming on the weekend for a holiday, that is NOT until the middle of the week.
Independence Day is NOT until Tuesday.
Then again, what am I talking about? Adult Swim is run by trolls that need to lay off the drugs. They think they are smarter than everyone else and that everything they do is slapstick humor.
Most of their programming is low IQ'ed bullshit. Some of us have to wait until the weekend to watch shows, that actually are entertaining on the network.
Had Independence Day fallen on a Monday or possibly on the weekend this year, it would've been understandable to preempt shows. Since it didn't, what's the point?
I am NOT by any means saying, that we should ignore celebrating what will soon be 241 years of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th.
If anything, I feel it's pointless to not air regularly scheduled programming on the weekend as if the holiday is on the weekend. Also, the network is not celebrating Independence Day with a patriotic show.
Therefore, Adult Swim's so-called holiday special, which is an Attack On Titan Marathon defeats the purpose.
Since we are on the topic of Adult Swim, I planned to publish a new Song Saturday blog about the J-Pop Rock band, Ikimono-gakari. Then, I noticed that I had already published a blog last year.
Anytime you have published so many blogs, that you forgot what you already published, it only shows that you have A LOT of blogs.
As I was saying, I already forgot that I published a Song Saturday blog last July featuring Ikimono-gakari's song, "Hanabi." Hanabi means fireworks in Japanese.
This is the 2nd year in a row, that I have struggled to find not only the ending theme credits to the Supernatural Shonen Jump Action Anime, Bleach, but also the original music video for Ikimono-gakari's "Hanabi." Both use to exist on YouTube.
Now, everything associated with the song are attention-seeking Weeaboos singing covers of it in different languages. Otherwise, they filmed their own Anime Music Videos (AMV's) featuring the song.
Why can't these attention whores write their own damn songs and sing them?
This is starting to make me feel glad that MTV launched MTV Classic, last August. MTV Viewers do NOT have to sit through watching attention whores trying to sing covers of songs. Judging from what I have typed in this Song Saturday blog, this is mostly a blog rant.
Tomorrow's blog will be more educational and nostalgic for those of us over the age of 30. In the meantime, let's revisit Ikimono-gakari's concert performance of their song, "Hanabi" from last year's Song Saturday blog below.