|Posted by Anna H. on July 2, 2017 at 7:45 AM||comments (2)|
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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|Posted by Anna H. on June 11, 2017 at 6:50 AM||comments (5)|
How's it going my gumdrops? In case you missed yesterday's Song Saturday blog, I mentioned that we are in the middle of Gemini Season until the June 21st.
Because this is my birthday week, I will be taking the week off from blogging. This means there will be no Song Saturday or Cartoon Sunday blogs on the 17th or 18th. Even though my birthday is on Wednesday (Flag Day), I'm still giving myself a week off from blogging.
If you don't know about OUR national holiday, I proudly direct you to my home page. There is a video on that page right now, explaining about Flag Day. In the meantime, Happy Birthday, fellow Geminis!
On another note, I learned several hours after publishing and sharing yesterday's Song Saturday blog, that Adam West died from leukemia at the age of 88. If you would like to learn more about the ORIGINAL Batman and the voice actor of Family Guy's Mayor West, an article from The Hollywood Reporter is in the following link.
RIP ADAM WEST!!! You will truly be missed by many generations of Batman fans.
Aside from the tragic news above, Japan Pop Culture HQ shared a link on their Google Plus page regarding the Live Action Movie for Tokyo Ghoul on Friday.
Japan Pop Culture HQ is late to sharing this news around social media. However, you can still read about Tokyo Ghoul's Live Action Movie on Anime News Network, in the link below.
Meanwhile, some of my long-time subscribers should recall, that I published a Cartoon Sunday blog last May featuring 2 highly graphic and disturbing Stop Motion Animated Shorts by David Firth and Adam Rosenberg.
David Firth's "Crooked (Orcus) Rot" and Adam Rosenberg's "Manny" were very similar to each other. In case you missed this Cartoon Sunday blog last May, it is HERE for your viewing pleasure.
Today I am sharing another disturbing Stop Motion Animated Short by David Firth. In fact, this short precedes his 2008 short, "Crooked (Orcus) Rot." "Hell" was created by Firth in 2003.
Watching these shorts by the animator continues to be abstract and graphic filled with WTF? Moments. If you have ZERO interest in highly graphic and abstract art, chances are highly great, that David Firth's Stop Motion Animated Shorts will be of no interest to you.
Firth's animation is filled with disturbing and highly graphic images. His work is THAT disturbing. Some MAY argue that David Firth's Stop Motion Animated Shorts are more like watching "Gore Porn," since his shorts can be extremely bloody and violent much like a Splatterpunk Horror film.
You may be asking yourselves, "What is Splatterpunk?"
If you need a better understanding of the term, Splatterpunk, here is a video by The Audiopedia explaining about it.
The Audiopedia: What Is SPLATTERPUNK? What Does SPLATTERPUNK Mean? SPLATTERPUNK Meaning, Definition, & Explanation (2017)
After watching this video by The Audiopedia, I am starting to believe, that 1 of my more recent Short Horror Stories, The Horrors Of Womanhood, qualifies as being a Splatterpunk Horror Story. Speaking of The Horrors Of Womanhood, I published an excerpt of it on my Horror page.
You must be 18 or older to join It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns, in order to read excerpts of some of my Short Horror Stories.
As you watch "Hell," you will quickly notice there are some elements of Splatterpunk Horror incorporated into this Stop Motion Animated Short. With that being said, here is David Firth's "Hell" for today's Cartoon Sunday.
David Firth "Hell" (2003)
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How's it going my gumdrops? In Friday's blog, I asked if you wanted to see more Animated Horror Shorts under 5 minutes long, or if you preferred more shorts 5 minutes long or longer. Since nobody answered, I will assume it doesn't matter.
In case you missed the blog I published 2 days ago, you can read it HERE. Those, who DID read the blog, were probably distracted by me ranting about obnoxious Toonami fans and their incessant crying online.
Friday's blog was mostly about this neverending dilemma, which has been going on for the last 5 to nearly 10 YEARS. You may be thinking, "Anna, you have ranted about this how many times now. Why is this still a problem?"
This is something many of us viewers still want to know. Anytime there are bloggers, YouTube vloggers, and podcasters still addressing all the trivial infighting and crying within a fanbase over a cartoon block, there are major problems with some people.
Rather than beating a dead horse, that is already surrounded by maggots, I will ask lurkers and subscribers once again.
Do you want to see more Animated Horror Shorts, that are under, over, or about 5 minutes long in my Cartoon Sunday blogs? Let me know in the comments section below today's blog.
I can't speak for everyone else as far as today's weather forecast goes, however it has been storming like crazy here in Wisconsin lately. In fact, it was just storming earlier this morning, when I was trying to re-watch Naruto Shippuden in English.
Whether you are reading a story or watching something on TV, video, or online, there is something about thunderstorms that stimulate eerie feelings.
Thunderstorms can also be eerie in real life. There is a lot that can go wrong,during a storm. In David Romero's Animated Horror Short, Other Lily the thunderstorm helps to set the eerie tone.
On a dark and STORMY night, the protagonist Lily, receives a text message from her father. He reminds Lily to make sure her younger sister, Beth goes to bed before 10 pm. As Lily walks up the stairs to check on Beth, Lily notices a picture that is drawn by her younger sister.
Beth drew herself, Lily, and another Lily in the picture. Beth refers to her as "Other Lily," in the picture. "Other Lily" is very evil-looking in Beth's drawing. It makes me want to call Other Lily "Evil Lily" because she looks creepy as well as evil.
Eventually, Beth's older sister, Lily goes to bed. As a side note, Lily suffers from sleep paralysis, which may have horrific implications in her waking life.
In case you don't know about sleep paralysis, it can cause frightening hallucinations and nightmares. To learn more about sleep paralysis, you can read about it HERE.
While Lily is sleeping, she dreams of the "Other Lily" opening her bedroom window and crawling around on her ceiling, waiting to attack her. Before "Other Lily" could attack her, Lily awakes from her nightmare.
Suddenly, Lily hears loud crashing noises from downstairs. Watching this short by David Romero will shock you. Other Lily without a doubt has its share of WTF?! Moments towards the end of it. The ending also feels like an eerie cliffhanger.
I did not explain Other Lily in its entirety on purpose.
How much fun would it be if I explained EVERYTHING to my subscribers?
It would completely defeat the purpose of me sharing this disturbing short. Some things are better left to the imagination. If you would like to know what happens next, you will have to watch Other Lily for today's Cartoon Sunday.
David Romero's Other Lily (2015)
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|Posted by Anna H. on May 28, 2017 at 7:55 AM||comments (2)|
How's it going my gumdrops? How have you been enjoying this Memorial Day Weekend, so far? Mine could be a lot better than what it is, right now.
After doing the usual chores yesterday, I wasn't feeling very well. Therefore, I plan on taking it easy these next couple of days.
Aside from not feeling very well, I did not waste time last night watching the Toonami block for the Samurai Jack Marathon. Judging from what I have heard and read, those who spent the last several years or so kicking and screaming about this Samurai Jack revival, did NOT even watch the marathon, after all that noise.
Because I was never a fan of this cartoon, zero fucks were given. Then again, Samurai Jack was meant for children to watch on Cartoon Network. By the time Samurai Jack premiered in 2001, I was already a college freshman watching Adult Swim, which also launched the same year.
Adult Swim's version of the Toonami block mostly panders to younger Millennials and older Gen Z fanboys. The fact that Adult Swim shafted its veteran viewers to pander to Toonami fanboys these last 5 years, pissed off a lot of us.
Don't get me wrong. There have been a few shows I have enjoyed watching on this Toonami block over these last 5 years. However, I still cherry picked which shows I wanted to watch and still do today.
Some of us that were never Toonami zealots would love to watch more mature Anime with adult themes as opposed to little kids wanting to be hunters, or something along those lines. I understand that Toonami is an Action block. At the same time, the block still panders to Toonami fanboys, that cling to their childhood nostalgia.
Shonen and Seinen Action Anime such as JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Hellsing Ultimate, Black Lagoon, Blue Exorcist, Michiko & Hatchin, and more recently Tokyo Ghoul are meant for more mature viewers, which is something the fans should be. MATURE.
Toonami fanboys incessantly WHINE about no longer having the stereotypical Shonen Jump Action Anime like One Piece on the block. They need to suck it up, put on their big boy pants, and learn to watch something different and for their own age group.
Speaking of Black Lagoon, I have repeatedly said that the Toonami block should re-air Black Lagoon. Then, follow it up with the OVA's, Roberta's Blood Trail as a Memorial Day Marathon or something along those lines.
In order to clarify what I am saying, Toonami should have Black Lagoon back on the regular schedule at the start of the new year. It would especially be nice to see the Omakes (animated shorts) between the episodes of the show.
After re-airing Black Lagoon in its entirety during the spring, Roberta's Blood Trail should be aired, during Memorial Day Weekend.
Roberta's Blood Trail can be its OWN marathon on the Toonami block because it is a 5-episode OVA about Roberta.
Not only is Roberta's Blood Trail a 5-episode OVA, but also OVA 1 is the conclusion to the last episode of the series, Black Lagoon. The finale left the series as incomplete regarding The Washimine Group and Yukio Washimine.
Even though Black Lagoon is mostly about criminals (pirates, gangsters, and trained assassins to be more specific), it DOES have war themes. A number of Black Lagoon characters have a history of being war vets.
War Veteran Characters From Black Lagoon:
Dutch- former Marine, who fought during The Vietnam War.
Balalaika- the boss of Hotel Moscow was a captain in the Soviet Army and a Russian Airborne Troop, who served in the Soviet War in Afghanistan.
Bao- bartender and owner of the dive bar, Yellow Flag. He is also an ex-ARVN soldier, who fought in the Vietnam War.
The Captain- an experienced ex-soldier, who saw action in the Liberian Civil War in the early 1990's.
Major Shane Caxton- a Vietnam War veteran like Dutch, who still maintains his moral code of conduct. Also, he's an American black-ops operator hiding in Roanapur, while waiting to be deployed to Indochina.
Captain Wentzel Ahbe- was the decorated skipper of the Type IXC U-boat U-1324 and a Battle of the Atlantic survivor. His last order was during the last months of World War II in Europe.
Lieutenant Colonel Matsuda- was an Imperial Japanese Army officer posted to Germany to study Aeronautics and remained there until early 1945.
SS Lieutenant Colonel Spielberger- the U-1324’s second passenger and a member of the SD. He was charged with the care of the painting, The Twelve Knights Led by Brunhilda.
The Twelve Knights Led by Brunhilda was part of a Nazi plot to prepare for the Nazis' eventual return to power following their defeat in World War II.
Rosarita Cisneros/"Roberta"- a former FARC guerrilla trained as an assassin in Cuba and an internationally wanted criminal. Rosarita also acts as a Columbian maid,who worked for 4 years at The Lovelace Household in Venezuela.
In addition, Roberta developed a close bond with Garcia Lovelace. Garcia is the only son of Diego Jose San Fernando Lovelace.
All 5 Black Lagoon OVA's are mostly about Roberta. The OVA's for Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail have YET to be aired on Adult Swim's Toonami block.
For the last 2 years, I have been saying this needs to happen. Aside from me being a Roberta fan, she is a fan favorite among other Black Lagoon fans.
Rather than sharing the usual animation blog for Cartoon Sunday, I thought I would share something a little different. If you would like to watch Black Lagoon from the beginning, you can click on the following Cartoon Sunday blog from 2015.
Today I am sharing an interview with the English Dub cast of Black Lagoon for this Cartoon Sunday. I have been told that this interview is on the DVD for the series.
Watching this interview was interesting. Fans of the Black Lagoon franchise have a chance to see what the voice actors thought about the characters they played.
If you happen to be a fan of Death Note, you may want to watch this interview. Brad Swaile, who voiced Light Yagami also did the voice for the protagonist, Rock in Black Lagoon. Anyway, here is the English Dub Cast Interview for Black Lagoon.
Black Lagoon: English Dub Cast Interview (2007)
|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)
|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)
|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)
|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)
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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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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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