|Posted by Anna H. on May 21, 2017 at 8:30 AM||comments (2)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Seems like some of you on Google Plus, World of Anime, and facebook enjoyed yesterday's blog. In case you missed this Chris Cornell Tribute for Song Saturday, you can read it HERE.
Song Saturday: Chris Cornell Tribute Block also features a Soundgarden music video from 2010, which was directed by Brendon Small. In case you did not already know, Brendon Small was 1 of the creators of Adult Swim's Metalocalypse.
In addition to Adult Swim news, it has been confirmed that the Toonami block will be airing a Samurai Jack Marathon next Saturday night for Memorial Day Weekend. Then on June 17th, Toonami will be premiering Lupin The Third: Part 4.
You can read more about it in the following link, if you are interested.
Personally, I won't be watching either the Samurai Jack Marathon, or Lupin when it premieres, next month. Therefore, I will be waiting for a different show. Hopefully, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure will return to the Toonami block soon with its 2nd season, Stardust Crusaders.
I will continue watching Tokyo Ghoul and rewatching Naruto Shippuden in English on the Toonami block. Aside from the Chris Cornell Tribute blog I published yesterday and news about Adult Swim's shows, let's return to the horror.
Because so many of you enjoyed those Animated Horror Shorts, that I shared 2 weeks ago from Axeman Cartoons, I have another creepy short to share with you all. In case you missed 10 Two Sentence Horror Stories for Cartoon Sunday, you can check it out right HERE.
Today we have Christopher Christensen's poem, "The Stone Wall." "The Stone Wall" was illustrated by YeahManTV, while Let's Read narrated this creepy piece.
If you have an appreciation for Textured Art with abstract spirals, Dr. Seuss, and Edgar Allan Poe, "The Stone Wall" may be right up your alley. I'll admit to being automatically biased, when it comes to abstract spirals in the animation.
The spirals remind me of some of the work I did in high school for Art Class. Also, I did something similar to this type of Textured Art, when the band, KoRn held their album cover contest before releasing their 4th album, Issues in 1999.
As I watched "The Stone Wall," it reminded me of Dr. Seuss meets Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask Of Amontillado" and "The Tell-Tale Heart." This is along with a smidge of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown."
If you never had the opportunities to read any of these short stories in high school or in college, you should read them now.
Listening to Christensen's "The Stone Wall" made me notice, that the protagonist in this creepy poem has a serious drinking problem. He drank an entire bottle of wine and is probably using some kind of a hallucinogenic drug.
If mixing hallucinogenic drugs with wine is NOT the problem, the protagonist must be drunk from trying to drink away his guilty conscience about something. The Goat Man must represent his guilty conscience, possibly about his alcoholism, which he chooses to deny.
As far as the stone wall goes, it could possibly represent the protagonist's alcoholism which is acting as a barrier between issues he has and the fact that he chooses not to acknowledge them. Anything is possible at this rate with this poem.
"The Stone Wall" is the type of creepy poem, that really makes you think hard. The animation, illustration, and narraton for this poem, helped to add character to the protagonist, The Goat Man, and the overall story being told in the poem.
Some of you may be irritated by my psychoanalysis of Christopher Christensen's "The Stone Wall." I cannot help paying attention to both the narration and illustrations for this poem. Both have this ability to make us really think.
Rather than explaining my perception of this creepy poem, I highly suggest watching "The Stone Wall" for yourself and judging with your own conclusions. Anyway, here is Christopher Christensen's "The Stone Wall" for today's Cartoon Sunday.
Christopher Christensen's "The Stone Wall" (2016)
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|Posted by Anna H. on May 6, 2017 at 2:45 AM||comments (2)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Like yesterday's Song Saturday, this is an early Cartoon Sunday blog. Considering that next Sunday is Mother's Day, I will probably do next weekend's blogs early, too.
Don't forget to watch Tokyo Ghoul at midnight on Adult Swim's Toonami block. That's if you are a Tokyo Ghoul fan, as well as a Horror Anime fan. Today I'm taking a break from Supernatural and Horror Anime for today's Cartoon Sunday blog. Things have to be shaken up a little bit.
In fact, it has been a while, since I last shared any Horror Shorts for Cartoon Sunday. Today's short is brought to you by Axeman Cartoons. Yes, I know. I could not pass up the opportunity of sounding like an announcer, since I use to read PSA's on the air at WIPZ, years ago.
As I was saying, today's short is quite freaky. Axeman Cartoons has a series of Horror Animated Shorts. Let's Read, Axeman Cartoons, and Eden collaborated together for the short, 10 Two Sentence Horror Stories.
10 Two Sentence Horror Stories is a compilation of 10 Short Horror Stories, that are supposedly 2 sentences long with creepy narration. The animation for these 10 short stories is scarier than the narration to them.
Eden featuring Let's Read narrated the final short, "I Heard It, Too." Maternal Wraith and Sarah and Elizabeth Mahoney voiced Sarah, her mother, and that creepy-looking, shapeshifting monster.
"I Heard It, Too" is without a doubt, the best short out of this compilation of Horror Animated Short Stories by Axeman Cartoons. I may go as far as saying this short is probably 1 of the best shorts I have seen, since Stalker From The Cornfield.
"I Heard It, Too" actually feels like you are watching a Horror movie except it is an animated short. In this Horror Animated Short, Sarah hears her mother calling her from downstairs.
As Sarah leaves her bedroom to go see what her mother wants, Sarah's mother pulls Sarah into her room, saying, "I heard it, too." They are soon attacked by this creepy-looking, shapeshifting monster. I have no exact idea what the monster is, however it looks like some type of an insect, that resembles Sarah's mother.
Be prepared to be disturbed, if not creeped the fuck out for this Cartoon Sunday, 1 day in advance.
Axeman Cartoons' 10 Two Sentence Horror Stories (2016)
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|Posted by Anna H. on April 30, 2017 at 8:05 AM||comments (2)|
How's it going my gumdrops? If you read yesterday's Song Saturday blog, it was mostly about The Bangles' "Walk Like An Egyptian." In that same blog, I mentioned that the band's song was used as the ending theme song for the 2nd season of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders.
Toonami aired the 1 hour season finale of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, 2 weeks ago. The finale did not disappoint. There were so many twists. Watching JoJo's Bizarre Adventure's season finale felt like I was watching a Supernatural Soap Opera with characters named after musicians.
This can especially be said about Lisa Lisa secretly being Joseph Joestar's biological mother. Cue the dramatic music!
As campy and uproarious as this Supernatural Action Anime can be, the last scenes of Battle Tendency were violent as well as intense. Sometimes I was close to falling off my bed from laughter, after watching certain scenes.
For example, there was a scene of Kars strumming Lisa Lisa's legs like he was playing a guitar right before stabbing her in front of her long lost son, Joseph.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency "Kars Simulates A Guitar Solo With Lisa Lisa's Legs" (2013)
That scene was definitely a WTF?! Moment. Because Kars was close to killing Lisa Lisa, Joseph had to rescue mummy. While continuing his battle with Kars, Joseph theorized how he could possibly destroy Kars with the planet.
Eventually, Joseph defeated Kars by using Super Aja, which caused an eruption. That same eruption knocked Kars off the planet Earth, sending him into space.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency "Kars Is Launched Into Space" (2013)
After Kars was sent into space, everyone automatically assumed Joseph was dead and held a funeral for him. I believe the funeral was the BEST scene of Battle Tendency's finale.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency "The Funeral Scene" (2013)
The funeral scene had me in STITCHES. Without Hirohiko Araki (creator of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) saying so, fans can tell that he favored his character, Joseph Joestar over Jonathan.
Joseph has a lot more personality than the original protagonist, Jonathan Joestar. Jonathan was too obsessed with becoming a gentleman and defeating his adopted brother, Dio Brando. Dio is supposed to be in the 2nd season, Stardust Crusaders.
Every time I watch MTV Classic and an old music video of Ronnie James Dio, I begin to snicker; Whenever I hear the late vocalist and his name, I NOW think about the main villain of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Dio Brando.
Dio Brando's depravity is off the charts. There are more villains in the next season. In fact, the list of characters for Stardust Crusaders seems much longer than Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency from what I can see.
During the last 2 minutes or so of Battle Tendency, there was a time skip to the 1980's. By that time, Joseph became an old man complaining about how much he hates Japanese people, while listening to a tape on a Sony Walkman.
For all those who didn't already know, Sony Walkmans were portable audiotape players made in Japan.
As I was saying, the end of Battle Tendency showed a 67-year-old Joseph Joestar. Then, it cut to the scene of his grandson, Jotaro Kujo, which segued into the beginning of the next season, Stardust Crusaders.
We COULD have a few more months, until Adult Swim's Toonami block airs Stardust Crusaders. Let's all hope it airs on Toonami with "Walk Like An Egyptian" playing as the ending theme song, after Attack On Titan is over.
Before I forget, here is the following link to the previous blog about characters' names from Phantom Blood and Battle Tendency, in case you missed it, 2 months ago.
Since I mentioned 3 Stardust Crusaders characters, here is the list of the next set of characters with important music references to artists and bands for today's Cartoon Sunday.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders Music References (2016)
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|Posted by Anna H. on April 23, 2017 at 6:30 AM||comments (2)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Looks like a number of you really enjoyed my latest Prince Tribute blog. As for the few complainers, I HIGHLY suggest re-reading or reading the About page on It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns, in case you haven't already.
It is understandable that everybody is NOT going to like everything published on here. However, this is MY personal website. I share a variety of content consisting of music, animaton, folklores, and more in these blogs. Also, I built a Horror page with excerpts of my own short stories for ONLY subscribers to read.
Throughout these last 3 years, I don't know how many times I have said this in my blogs. If you have disingenuous reasons for joining, UNSUBSCRIBE.
As much as I love having subscribers, it is tiring when the only purpose for people joining It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns is to nit pick the content, to score a free 5-minute promo of THEIR content only to unsubscribe because that's what THEY seriously wanted, poaching MY ideas to further their personal agenda(s) or to be petty, or all of the above.
Aside from dealing with some and their incessant opportunism and nit picking, there are other problems I have to worry about both on and offline. Writer's block is only 1 example.
I don't have writer's block as often as some writers do, since ideas are normally floating around in my head. Although, there are times when I do have problems thinking about what to publish for my next blogs.
This especially applies to contemplating what to add in a short story.
Eventually, I will return to working on my latest short story, which I have backburned on and off for these last 5 years. I keep backburning it because I spend so much time social networking, blogging, and managing this website. This does not include doing regular household chores and other activities I'm involved in both on and offline. By the time I want to start writing again, the day is already gone and my primetime shows are ready to come on.
Speaking of writer's block, I thought I would share another webisode of Neurotically Yours. It is often known as being called Foamy The Squirrel. Those of you, who have been subscribed to It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns for the last 3-4 years sometimes viewed my Cartoon Sunday blogs, which features the protagonist, Germaine and her pet squirrel, Foamy.
Earlier this year, I explained a little more about the protagonist, Germaine Endez in my Cartoon Sunday blog, Goth Chicks In Animation. In case you missed this blog, you can read it HERE.
Recently, I tried getting back in contact with the creator, Jonathan Ian Mathers but had no such luck. He is probably busy working on the next sketches of Foamy The Squirrel and other characters for his webisodes.
Today I share a classic webisode about Germaine struggling with writer's block for Cartoon Sunday.
Neurotically Yours "Writer's Block" (2006)
|Posted by Anna H. on April 15, 2017 at 12:45 PM||comments (9)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Since tomorrow is Easter, I thought I would share this Cartoon Sunday blog 1 day in advance. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure's season finale airs tonight at midnight on Adult Swim's Toonami block.
Tokyo Ghoul is postponed because Toonami wanted to rush JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and replace it with the 2nd season of Attack On Titan. Supposedly, after Attack On Titan ends, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure will return to Toonami with its 2nd season, Stardust Crusaders.
Honestly, I thought Attack On Titan ended 2 years ago. I really do hope JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders airs on Toonami, after Viz Media finishes dubbing it.
While Toonami tards nit pick, whine, and fixate on every show's ratings, viewers like yours truly happen to be enjoying other Seinen Action Anime such as JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and Tokyo Ghoul. These are NOT the stereotypical Toonami Anime.
I was originally going to make today's blog about the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure franchise. That was until I learned about the death of Charlie Murphy, last Wednesday.
As I said earlier, Charlie's death was shocking and sad. I will never forget meeting him in my original dorm's lobby at Carthage College 12 1/2 years ago. I had the chance to meet Charlie Murphy, before he and the cast of Chappelle Show did their stand-up comedy routines.
The cast of Chappelle Show was doing their comedy tour in tribute to Rick James. Luckily, they visited us at Carthage College that year.
This happened during the time, when my family was forced to attend and partake in my uncle's wedding and my grandfather was terminally ill. On September 10, 2004, I had just moved back into the dorms for the fall term at Carthage College.
I was broke and my cell phone was shut off, at the time. Therefore, I had to use my previous dorm's pay phone in the lobby. (Yes, pay phones still existed in 2004 but they were fastly becoming obsolete.)
As I was talking to my youngest aunt via pay phone, Charlie Murphy jogged passed me, saying, "Hey! How's it going?" I ended up doing a double take and was "star struck."
You may be wondering WHY I am explaining this to you. Those who did NOT already know, Charlie Murphy voiced the character, Ed Wuncler III on Adult Swim's cartoon, The Boondocks.
The character Ed Wuncler III was an affluent, white, Iraqi war vet and a domestic gangster with the so-called "blackcent."
The Boondocks: Ed Wuncler III Explains About His War Experience In Iraq (2005)
Samuel L. Jackson voiced his friend's character, Gin Rummy.
The Boondocks "The Absence Of Evidence Is Not The Evidence Of Absence!" Scene (2005)
Wearing that "W" medallion, Ed Wuncler III could be viewed as the parody of a young President George W. Bush combined with the characteristics of the rapper, Eminem. "Ed" somewhat reminded me of a white version of the rapper, 50 Cent because he wore medallions. Also, I always associated the "W" to stand for Wuncler and war.
Some of my favorite scenes from The Boondocks usually consisted of Ed and Gin Rummy committing crimes together. Not that I condone and glorify the criminal lifestyle, but watching it in a Black Animated Sitcom meant for sociological and political satire is hilarious.
In tribute to the late Charlie Murphy, here are scenes of he and Samuel L. Jackson voicing their characters, Ed Wuncler III and Gin Rummy. In the episode, "Thank You for Not Snitching," Ed and Gin discuss the stupidity of cell phone technology, while invading people's homes.
The Boondocks: Ed & Gin Rummy Discuss The Stupidity Of Cell Phone Technology (2007)
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|Posted by Anna H. on April 9, 2017 at 9:10 AM||comments (2)|
How's it going my gumdrops? As usual, things have been crazy over these last 24 hours to 2 weeks, if not more both on and offline. This is not including April being birthday season for my family. Therefore, I never know how the day is going to be from 1 day to the next.
Hopefully, I will be able to "break the news" to everyone about a cool social media site, that I joined last month. Before I forget, I also joined Twitter last week. You can find me HERE. My Twitter profile can also be found on the Links page.
Meanwhile, I learned that Toonami is replacing JoJo's Bizarre Adventure with Attack On Titan on April 22nd. Next Saturday night, Toonami will air the final 2 episodes of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Season 1. This means Tokyo Ghoul will be preempted.
As soon as Attack On Titan's 2nd season ends, I really hope Toonami returns to airing JoJo's Bizarre Adventure's 2nd season, Stardust Crusaders.
I must admit that I am automatically biased to watch JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders. It gives me a reason to listen to The Bangles' "Walk Like An Egyptian" as the show's ending theme song. Talk about '80s nostalgia.
Speaking of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Dio Brando made Watch Mojo's Top Anime Villains. Apparently, they love Top Anime Villains countdowns.
There are at least 4 of these countdowns made about Anime villains. Some are repeats for each type of villain.
So far, Dio Brando from the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure franchise made Watch Mojo's Top Anime Villains at least twice. Meanwhile, characters such as Lord Orichimaru from Naruto, Light Yagami from Death Note, and other Shonen Anime characters made the Top Anime Villains countdowns several times or more.
By the looks of it, Watch Mojo tends to favor Death Note's Light Yagami as a major villain. Even though Light was a villain, Dio Brando should've made the countdowns just as much, if not more than him.
Dio is as deplorable of a character as Light was because Dio was evil from the very beginning of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Light on the other hand, became evil after obtaining notebooks from Shinigami.
Light Yagami originally had good intentions in the beginning but gradually developed a serious God Complex and let the power of executing criminals overtake him. After watching these 4 Watch Mojo Top Anime Villains countdowns for today's Cartoon Sunday, you be the judge.
1) Watch Mojo: Top 10 Anime Villains (2013)
2) Watch Mojo: Top 10 Smartest Anime Villains (2015)
3) Watch Mojo: Top 10 Sexiest Male Anime Viilains (2016)
4) Watch Mojo: Top 10 Sexiest Female Anime Villains (2017)
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|Posted by Anna H. on March 26, 2017 at 12:30 PM||comments (4)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Earlier this morning, Tokyo Ghoul premiered on Adult Swim's Toonami block. Hopefully, this Seinen SciFi Horror Action Anime does well in the ratings, despite the Toonami nit pickers acting like crybabies and throwing their tantrums ad nauseam because it does not live up to being the stereotypical Toonami Anime.
To all those who have never watched episode 1 of Tokyo Ghoul, if you liked Parasyte -The Maxim-, you should enjoy Tokyo Ghoul.
Over the last 2 weeks, the Toonami fans that watch One Piece have been acting like crybabies because One Piece was replaced with Tokyo Ghoul. Meanwhile, there are the other Toonami fans, who love ruining everything for other fan bases with their incessant nit picking of shows, that don't fit their personal Toonami archetypes.
Those Anime fans in particular are partially to blame for the cancelation of Chiller TV's Anime Wednesday block from 2 summers ago. Toonami fans and other Anime fans nit picked Anime Wednesday so much, that their incessant nit picking was the straw that broke the camel's back.
Their constant bitching online contributed to the downfall of Anime Wednesday.
Nearly 2 years later, I am still reeling over the fact, that Chiller TV not only did a piss poor job of advertising Anime Wednesday, but also canceled their own Horror Anime block within the first 3 weeks.
About 10 years ago, SciFi launched their Ani-Monday block. Shortly after, Chiller TV began airing Ani-Monday.
Because Chiller TV and Syfy are sister channels owned by NBC Universal, Horror Anime that previously aired on SciFi eventually got transferred to Chiller TV. This wasn't the case with the network's Anime Wednesday block the last time.
The Anime Wednesday block actually had shows, that SciFi NEVER aired, which was a positive. However, the Horror Anime for Chiller TV's Anime Wednesday block did NOT necessarily qualify as Horror Anime. Both Anime AND Toonami Anime fans made the biggest stinks online about Is This A Zombie? airing on this Horror Anime block.
Is This A Zombie? did NOT qualify as a Horror Anime. In fact, 1/2 the shows on Chiller's Anime Wednesday block were comedies for a Horror Anime block.
Even though I enjoyed watching Black Blood Brothers and Is This A Zombie? years before Chiller acquired them, they were mostly Supernatural Comedy Anime.
There are a plethora of Horror Anime titles, that Chiller TV could've acquired and aired at a decent timeslot.
I believe if Chiller really wanted to compete against Adult Swim's Toonami block, the network could've possibly aired Horror Drama and Mystery Anime at 9pm on Saturdays or Sundays. This would've been MUCH better than airing Anime on Wednesdays at midnight.
Chiller TV also could've aired its Horror Anime block starting at 9pm on Fridays. Although, that would've been too logical.
I am somewhat surprised the network did NOT acquire the Occult Supernatural Detective Anime, Tactics. SciFi originally aired it on Ani-Monday in 2008.
Then again, Tactics might've lacked suspense for Horror Anime fans. The Anime is set, during the Taisho Era as opposed to the Meiji Era in the Manga. Regardless, Tactics centers around the young man, Kantarou Ichinomiya.
Since childhood, he had the ability to see yokai and was of course, ostracized for having this special ability. Kantarou's yokai friends told him, that he must find the oni-eating tengu, in order to become stronger.
Shortly after, Kantarou vowed to find the oni-eating tengu and name it. Long story short, the florist/part-time exorcist finds this oni-eating tengu on an assignment in the mountains and names him, Haruka.
I could explain more, but it would be much better for you to watch Tactics in the link below for today's Cartoon Sunday.
|Posted by Anna H. on March 12, 2017 at 7:00 AM||comments (4)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Looks like some of you really enjoyed yesterday's Song Saturday blog. So, how creepy was it to re-read yesterday's blog about the banshee with Henry Cowell's song, "The Banshee" playing in the background?
Even though One Piece fans get the shaft as usual, this is fantastic news for us Horror Anime fans. For a year or so, I have said that Tokyo Ghoul should've aired on Adult Swim's Toonami block after Parasyte -The Maxim- ended. It would've been the perfect replacement for Parasyte.
With the constant promotion during the shortly lived Anime Wednesday block, it originally seemed as if Chiller TV was going to air Tokyo Ghoul. Speaking of Chiller TV, Dish Network removed the channel from its package, last month.
This means the channel will be more niche than it already was on for the last decade. Both Dish Network and Direct TV were the ONLY packages, that carried Chiller TV.
Right now, I shouldn't complain too much. Tokyo Ghoul is a series that I never had a chance to watch in its entirety online because of my hectic schedule and because of Hulu. That online streaming site shafted all its loyal users, who watched free online streaming shows.
In order to watch their programming, Hulu NOW requires you to sign up using your social media accounts. This is all because the company wants to track our personal information and because Hulu wants to compete with Netflix.
Since I don't have Netflix or use Hulu anymore, both are irrelevant to me. At least I will have another show to watch on Adult Swim's Toonami block on the weekends.
In 2 more weeks on Toonami, I will be watching Tokyo Ghoul, Naruto Shippuden, and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Tokyo Ghoul's a small victory for Horror Anime fans and for yours truly.
Meanwhile, I have another animated short by Bill Tytla for today's Cartoon Sunday. Last week, I shared his 1949 short, Leprechauns Gold. 2 years before Leprechauns Gold, Tytla created The Wee Men.
You are probably wondering why I did not share his 1947 short before his 1949 short. I purposely saved The Wee Men for today's Cartoon Sunday blog because Saint Patrick's Day is on Friday, this year. Therefore, you may want to consider today's blog an early Saint Patrick's Day Cartoon Sunday blog.
This 1947 animated short by Bill Tytla has relevance to Saint Patrick's Day. The Wee Men is similar to the 1949 animated short, Leprechauns Gold. Legend supposedly has it in Ireland, that leprechauns live with a hidden pot of gold.
If anyone succeeds in capturing 1 of the so-called "wee men," he must lead to the gold's hidden location.
In The Wee Men, the leprechauns make shoes and deliver them to poor people. On Patrick's 121st birthday, he wants to prove his manhood by delivering the shoes he and the other leprechauns make to the poor.
In the process of shoe delivering, Patrick is caught by a greedy landlord, who wants to steal the leprechauns' gold. Their pot of gold has been buried under a tree stump and the landlord wants Patrick to reveal the location to it.
Bill Tytla's The Wee Men (1947)
If it is possible, I will try sharing something else this week for Saint Patrick's Day. In the meantime...
|Posted by Anna H. on March 5, 2017 at 7:15 AM||comments (0)|
How's it going my gumdrops? The ban on my original Google Plus account will be lifted today! It's about time! I CANNOT help reiterating how ridiculous Google Plus' bans are for regular users of their site.
Banning users for starting flame wars and trolling on the "interest-based social networking site" is understandable, but neither was my situation. I'm glad this ridiculousness will be over soon.
This does NOT mean, that I will stop spreading the word about my content inside and outside of Google Plus. Hopefully, more of you enjoyed yesterday's Song Saturday blog.
Next Saturday will be feature some creepy music. Speaking of creepy, these next 2 Cartoon Sunday blogs somewhat have creepy tones to them.
Is it just me or does it seem like animated shorts from the 1920's to 1970's had creepier illustrations?
I don't recall of any animated shorts from the 1980's and '90s, especially animated shorts with creepy art illustrations. We had more cutesy illustrations. Otherwise, some looked really generic, abstract, or were just horribly illustrated cartoons.
If there were any animated shorts, that aired on local and cable channels, during the 1980's and '90s, I don't recall of them. Then again, I reached puberty very early in the early 1990's and outgrew most of the cartoons and TV shows meant for children. Now, here I am in my mid-30's discovering and watching cartoons, again.
We already know there is a stigma to watching animation as an adult. However, there is always a justification for why it is highly acceptable for adults to rush to the movie theaters to go see the latest Disney film.
Regardless of how adult animation elitists want to justify it, most Disney films ARE cartoons in movie form. Disney films are usually sugarcoated and dumbed down content meant for children.
I view the characters and stories in animation differently, as an adult. Yes, I know those characters are NOT real people. Although, the characters and the stories DO have some human-like qualities with more realistic topics.
Bill Tytla's animated shorts somewhat reflect realistic characters with human-like qualities to them. Only judging based on 2 of this Ukrainian American animator's shorts, that I have seen, Tytla's works were similar to Ub Iwerks.
Like last October when I featured Ub Iwerks' animated shorts, these next 2 Cartoon Sundays will feature Bill Tytla's animated shorts in the spirit of Saint Patrick's Day.
Today we have Bill Tytla's Leprechauns Gold. Leprechauns Gold is an Irish themed animated short depicting leprechauns, during their annual gold-washing ceremony. They also manage to outsmart an evil landlord, who plots to steal their gold in the process.
Bill Tytla's Leprechauns Gold (1949)
|Posted by Anna H. on February 19, 2017 at 10:15 AM||comments (0)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Did you enjoy the last Cartoon Sunday blog I published on Thursday? In case you missed that delayed blog, you can read it HERE. Hopefully, more Gen X Horror and '80s Metal fans enjoyed yesterday's Song Saturday blog about Dokken.
Speaking of the 1980's, more musicians were name dropped in last night's episode of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency. Lately, more musicians from the '80s are being referenced to in Part 2 of this series. Hirohiko Araki's characters are named after many groups (mostly Rock bands) and singers in general.
It has been about several months, since I last mentioned the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure franchise. Recently, I discovered that JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is considered to be a "multi-generational" franchise.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood was only Part 1 of this franchise. Part 1 took place during the 19th Century in England, when Jonathan Joestar was learning how to use Hamon.
Hamon is supposedly a form of Martial Arts, which uses the sun's energy.
Will A. Zeppeli taught Jonathan how to use Hamon to fight his sinister, adopted brother, Dio Brando and Dio's minions of vampires. The 2nd part of this series is Battle Tendency. Parts 1 and 2 are combined as Season 1 of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure franchise.
Now that JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency is airing on Adult Swim's Toonami block, the franchise takes place, during the 1930's with Jonathan Joestar's grandson, Joseph Joestar (in the picture above) in America. Lately, there have been a lot of 1980's singers being named dropped.
Last week, the character "Lisa Lisa" was introduced. There was also a song sample of Yes' "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" being used, when Joseph was doing Hamon training.
In Battle Tendency, Joseph Joestar trains to defeat The Pillar Men. The Pillar Men are members of an ancient vampiric race. Last night, he managed to defeat Esidisi. Esidisi is named after the Hard Rock band, AC/DC.
Watching JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is quite an entertaining franchse for a Shonen Supernatural Thriller Action Anime. The illustrations of these characters look like dated Anime characters from the 1980's.
Every time a musician is name dropped in this series, I start laughing. Rather than sharing the usual animation, I thought it would be better to learn more about the names of the characters from the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure franchise for Cartoon Sunday.
1) JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood Music References (2016)
2) JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency Music References (2016)
Suddenly, I have Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" stuck in my head.
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