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 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)
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|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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|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 30, 2017 at 11:30 AM||comments (5)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Like I said in last Saturday's blog, I tried making the most out of my birthday. In case you missed my blog from last Saturday, it was a blog rant about the ridiculousness of publicly shaming people online.
In that same blog, I shared some of my personal experiences with being publicly shamed by Adult Swim's trolls.
It was already difficult to celebrate my birthday this year because my birthday from last year left me with a lingering bad taste in my mouth. Generally speaking, 2017 is starting to rival 2016, when it comes to adversity for some of us.
Last year was chaotic and highly disappointing. However, this year for my 35th birthday, it started out badly by waking up with a throbbing sinus headache.
Then, I turned on my TV hoping to see pets from the humane society only to discover, that a homicidal maniac tried to assassinate Republican congressmen. How's that for having a milestone birthday?
Also, it was getting ready to storm. Luckily, it stormed a little after we left from having lunch at Genghis Khan Mongolian B.B.Q. & Chinese.
Despite the terrorist attacks and the assassination attempt on our congressmen, Adult Swim trolls strategizing ways of how to sabotage my birthday week, storms triggering my sinuses, and my grandmother instigating political fights and laying guilt trips, I managed to survive my birthday.
I cannot help reiterating how difficult it was to plan my birthday celebration, this year. Normally, I have 2 birthday parties (1 with family and 1 with friends).
Because money has been tight and there have been other friends and relatives from states away battling Cancer, it really made it difficult to have fun celebrating my 35th birthday.
Some of you may be curious about the birthday presents, that were given to yours truly. ~ 1-2 weeks before my birthday, my family bought me a new mattress and a memory foam cushion to go on top of it.
On my birthday, they gave me money, which I have yet to actually spend because they keep BORROWING it.
Also, they bought me some clothes, a new pair of ankle boots, a curling iron, a cell phone/wallet case, a battery-operated electric shaver, and a TURQUOISE tray.
Even though I made out like a bandit with decent birthday presents, there are STILL a few more supplies I need to buy. When saying that, I do NOT mean clothes. I have so many, I cannot close my closets, armoire, dresser, and bed drawers. If ANYTHING, I need to buy more personal care supplies and yard work attire.
All in all, my birthday week and birthday had brutal starts to them yet I still made out like a bandit with some decent presents for turning 35. Hopefully, when I turn 36 next year, my birthday won't have so much chaos. Anyway...
|Posted by Anna H. on June 24, 2017 at 8:30 AM||comments (4)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Once again, there will NOT be a Song Saturday or Cartoon Sunday blog this weekend. A lot has been happening on and offline.
This amount of chaos is ranging from my mother's health issues to assholes from Adult Swim cyber stalking and perpetrating a 2-year-old smear campaign against me. I was just lucky to celebrate my birthday, last Wednesday. It was as if the universe wanted to make my 35th birthday celebration miserable.
Terrorist attacks on our congressman, my grandmother starting political fights and laying guilt trips on some of us, trolls, the stormy weather, and sinuses, during my birthday sucked away part of my celebratory mood.
If I have more time this weekend, I will try sharing what I got for birthday presents last Wednesday.
Similar to an old Xanga 1.0 blog, that I published 4 years ago (The Ridiculousness Of Job Hunting), this is a rant blog about the ridiculousness of publicly shaming others online. Publicly shaming people online has become ridiculous, these days.
Over the last week to 2 years, I have endured smear campaigns, cyber stalking, and public shaming not by catty women, but by men suffering from overblown egos and Little Dick Syndrome. If you don't know what Little Dick Syndrome is, it is basically men in high positions, that abuse their power.
These are the same types of self-righteous lowlives and narcissistic sociopaths, who fail to understand WHY they have no real friends, girlfriends, boyfriends, spouses, etc.
Years ago, I LOVED being on the Internet. Now, I find myself hating it more than anything these days. The Internet has turned into an online playground for cruel, inhumane, sadistic, vindictive, and malicious men, women, and children.
People like them have ALWAYS existed, but now there are more platforms for these narcissistic sociopaths and lowlives to spread their misanthropy like life-threatening diseases. Age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, non-religion, political affiliation, sexuality, etc. all factor into this hatred.
Originally, I was going to say that all of the above don't factor into this hatred. However, they really do. People want to hate someone for the sake of hating.
Before anyone wants to use Donald Trump as a scapegoat, this hatred existed LONG before he became our president. This level of HATRED has been ludicrous, since the year of 2000, which was just before President Bill Clinton left the White House and before the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
The hatred has only worsened within these last 1-3 years with so-called "political activist" groups, that provoke the genocide of law enforcement and white people.
In the 21st Century, way too many people with zero involvement in the entertainment industry are obsessed with filming and taking pictures of themselves ad nauseam. This is also when they are NOT exploiting women, children, murder, rape, suicide, natural disasters, charities, tragedies, violating our privacy, bullying, stalking, cyber stalking, and slandering others for the sake of being mean-spirited and malicious.
This may seem like slapstick humor for those depraved lowlives, but it's not for the people who have to endure it. Some who have suffered from public shaming online have lost their businesses, jobs, families, as well as their own lives, if they haven't already committed suicide over their reputations being ruined.
Some of the cynics may be scoffing and rolling theirs eyes at me for publishing this blog, especially since I am not flaunting statistical data. This does NOT require an infographic to demonstrate how abominable public shaming over the Internet has become.
Whether you are watching, reading, or listening to the news or not, publicly shaming other people online continues to increase. It is the female gender, that endures the most public shaming.
Belonging to toxic message boards such as Adult Swim and social media sites like Twitter, Reddit, and facebook are enough to make ANYONE with human decency want to delete their own accounts, if not abandon those sites.
Those toxic websites pander to and condone misogynists and misanthropes. I believe administrators shut down Adult Swim's message board without giving the community any notice, last winter because they saw how atrocious the community became.
Some of my subscribers over these last 3 years already know how horrible it was for some of us to be a part of a male dominated forum for a male-centric and divisive Cable TV network.
I never expected for everyone to like me on Adult Swim's forum. At the same time, I NEVER expected for so many posters to discriminate against me for being a newer poster, while harboring an irrational hatred towards me.
I belong to MANY websites ranging from blogging communities, social media sites, to Anime forums. NONE of those communities have ever assumed the worst about me as a human being or my good intentions. They also do NOT feel threatened or resent me for being a minority woman, who built her own website for free.
Over 2 years ago, I noticed that the people posting on Adult Swim's forum generally begrudge successful people, especially successful women. The posters waste MOST their time criticizing someone's diction, font size, font color, show ratings, politics, religion, favorite shows, etc, etc.
Shortly after joining Adult Swim's community, my feelings about the network became worse than they were before joining. I already knew that the people in charge of the network loved mocking their own viewers, were patronizing, and were EXTREMELY sexist towards women. Belonging to Adult Swim's forum was a lot worse.
Even though there were other women posting on Adult Swim's forum, the men over there barely have respect for women in general. The men have this great sense of entitlement. Not to generalize Adult Swim posters, but certain posters within that community REALLY think everyone owes them something.
The men from Adult Swim's message board compare themselves to Reddit and 4Chan trolls. Almost 2 weeks ago, a friend said that she was trying to learn Japanese. I let her know in her thread that I sent her links to Japanese books I used, throughout my years of studying.
Also, I listed 5 different styles of writing Japanese, which included Furigana. There was already an overbearing know-it-all in her thread. He claimed he was the "Go-To Guy" for studying the language because he automatically assumed, that no one else knew Japanese except him. This is where it became ridiculous.
Because I said Furigana was another way of writing Japanese, he derailed my friend's thread by discrediting me the ENTIRE time. Furigana is mostly used as a Japanese reading aid for those learning to write the language much like Romaji.
When I was learning Japanese as a teenager, that poster was ONLY a toddler. There are actual Japanese books and worksheets with Furigana and I also had teachers that taught me how to write Furigana. Here's the kicker, that poster claims to be the "Go-To Guy" YET he's not fluent in his own native language!
That poster made such a HUGE stink about what I said. Eventually, I told he and everyone else, that I studied Japanese for YEARS and have a BA in Asian Studies.
This was along with letting him know, that I was not some pretentious Weeaboo, who studied Japanese only for the purpose of wanting to understand what characters were saying in Anime.
The know-it-all became SO offended by my statement, that he implied I was lying and threatened to make "a laughingstock out of me on Reddit" only because I said, that Furigana is a part of the Japanese writing system.
Were his antics even necessary?
Finally, I told the "Go-To Guy," that he was acting like a juvenile, pompous, self-righteous, know-it-all and I let him know, that most people will NOT tolerate his antics.
Since he refused to stop derailing my friend's thread, I told him to go get bent and left. Certain Adult Swim posters have extremely overblown egos.
Typically, Adult Swim posters must turn EVERYTHING into a competition over who is right and who is wrong, need to turn fun and innocent discussions into arguments, if not purposely take something that was said out of context, must have the last word, psychoanalyze, nit pick, and discredit everything and everyone.
In addition, some of the male posters seriously expect women to be submissive and weak to them and owe them an explanation for any and every little thing someone says, does, likes, etc. This includes male Adult Swim posters being predators much like the lowlife, who has been slandering me for the last 2 years.
That narcissistic sociopath expects for women to give him nude selfies, posts revenge porn, premeditates fights among minority female posters, loves violating our privacy by publicly posting copies of our e-mail messages, anonymous reports, posting death threats, sending threatening messages to women, hacking other posters' accounts and servers, gossips about us like some high school gossip queen, etc.
Our crooked, former head moderator from Adult Swim is mostly to blame for the neverending smear-campaign, which was launched against me 2 years ago. That scumbag sadistically violated my privacy by leaking my anonymous reports to someone, who only pretended to be my friend.
That friend was a manipulative, backstabbing liar, who set me up to fight with 1 of his flunkies and got me banned on Memorial Day 2015. That was why I removed him from It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns, TWICE.
It may seem spiteful to some, BUT would you want to be "friends" with someone who sets you up to fight a flunky of theirs on a holiday? Would you want to be friends with someone, who guilt trips you? Would you want to be friends with someone, who lets their other "friends" attack you, then be blamed for being attacked and insulted for it?
Whenever I reported the attacks on Adult Swim, our former head moderator would intentionally ignore my reports.
This was when our former head moderator was NOT singling me out by making threads, threatening to ban me THRICE for anonymously reporting trolls, that attacked me and other posters, as well as sharing my anonymous reports and colluding with them.
I could list a number of atrocities our former head moderator committed on Adult Swim within these last 2 years. He panders, enables, condones, and sometimes participates in these atrocities.
For example, a few divisive Adult Swim posters wanted our sub-forum to play a game called Turkey Shoot for Thanksgiving 2015. Turkey Shoot was a game our sub-forum wanted to play, which consisted of PUBLIC SHAMING.
The objective was to find the worst threads they could by other posters. After finding those threads, posters necrobumped them to the front page saying that they "bagged a turkey."
***Whoever bagged the worst threads for PUBLICLY SHAMING POSTERS, won prizes.
Some of us did NOT participate in Turkey Shoot because it was a mean-spirited game, in disguise to play for Thanksgiving. All the while, our former head moderator always loves sitting on his high horse to preach to us about not flame baiting, necrobumping threads with malicious intent, and some other self-righteous lectures.
Originally, our moderator was hesitant to play the game. Then, my former "friend," who has been cyber stalking and smearing my reputation for the last 2 years, guilt tripped our moderator into playing that public shaming game.
Honestly, it would not surprise me, if he blackmailed our head moderator because he is just that deplorable of a human being. I still have his harassing messages that he sent me on It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns.
They are still in the Contact form submissions, that I receive from people who want to send a message to this website.
Because that narcissistic sociopath wants to keep cyber stalking, harassing, smearing my reputation, and publicly shaming me online, I have contemplated contacting law enforcement or the DOJ.
He is a narcissistic sociopath with mental, behavioral, and substance abuse problems. That is not including the fact, that he is an unfit father and had a hand in his friend being murdered, when he was a teenager. I only know about this because he posted about it on our former crooked head moderator's message board, earlier this year.
Some of you may be reading my blogs and assuming, that I am some militant feminazi who hates men. For the record, I do NOT hate men.
My audience has ALWAYS been male dominated because of the music I played on my radio show years ago and because of my interests. Egomaniacs have been taking me to task these last 3 years. They see me as a threat to their manhood, when I'm NOT.
Today's blog is longer than my usual blogs because publicly shaming people online is a serious problem. This problem is barely discussed. In the meantime, here is a video explaining more in detail about social media shaming.
The National: "Social Media Shaming" (2015)
|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)
|Posted by Anna H. on May 27, 2017 at 7:00 AM||comments (2)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Are you ready for this Memorial Day Weekend? So far, I have nothing planned. Unless blogging and sleeping in COUNT as "plans"?
Hopefully, no self-serving opportunists decide to invite themselves over for a free meal. After this chaotic week, they are the last people I need or want to see.
Ever have those types of holidays, that make you dread uninvited "guests"? Some people simply love to impose themselves on others because they believe the sun, moon, and stars revolve around them.
Speaking of blogging, I had the hardest time deciding what to share for today. I wasn't sure if I wanted to share a patriotic or anti-war song for Memorial Day Weekend, or to share another creepy song.
Then, I stumbled upon Medwyn Goodall's "Behold The Darkness." It instantly gave me the creeps, which is all the more reason to share "Behold The Darkness." Listening to the song sounds like it would be a part of a score to a Horror TV show or a movie.
In fact, I imagine Goodall's "Behold The Darkness" being used for a show or movie comprised of vampires and werewolves. It has that type of tone. The more I think about the song, it would be perfect for a Vampire TV Drama.
To explain a little more about Medwyn Goodall, he is a New Age Music composer originally from Yorkshire, England. He currently lives with his wife, Wendy in Cornwall, England.
At 10 years old, this man taught himself how to play the guitar and noticed, that he had the ability to learn how to play musical instruments very quickly.
By the time Medwyn Goodall became a teenager, he started composing his own songs. Soon, Goodall earned local notoriety with his band, Trax. Years later, he learned how to play over 20 instruments. These instruments include the mandolin, piano, drums, harp, flute, glockenspiel, panpipes, vibraphone, and a synthesizer.
At 26 years old, Medwyn Goodall released his debut album. Today he has released over 75 albums. You cannot say this composer is untalented and is never busy.
Earlier this morning, I visited 1 of Goodall's websites and left a message for him on his Guestbook page. I informed the composer, that I would be sharing a song of his today for my latest Song Saturday blog. Hopefully, Goodall sees my message, reads it, and responds.
Considering how busy this New Age Instrumental Music composer is, he is probably feverishly composing his next albums. I'm very curious about how Medwyn Goodall manages to find the time to compose music.
There are only so many hours within a day.
When you are listening to Medwyn Goodall's "Behold The Darkness," I encourage you to sit, embrace, and absorb the sound of this composition. Also, pay CLOSE attention to the unofficial music video below.
Does the overall tone of "Behold The Darkness" give you an eerie feeling?
Listening to this song and watching this unofficial music video makes me think about the Gothic Horror Soap Opera, Dark Shadows, Grimm, and that evil character, Dio Brando from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
Patrick Seitz voicing Dio in English makes the villain sound just as evil as the way he is written. That reminds me, Toonami better hurry up and air JoJo's Bizarre Adventure's 2nd season because the block is boring with the exception of Tokyo Ghoul airing.
Anyway, here is Medwyn Goodall's "Behold The Darkness" for today's Song Saturday.
Medwyn Goodall "Behold The Darkness" Comet (1999)
|Posted by Anna H. on May 5, 2017 at 4:00 AM||comments (8)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Because we have to celebrate my mother's birthday on Sunday, I will be sharing Song Saturday and Cartoon Sunday early. Her birthday was actually on April 26th.
Throughout April, there were SO MANY events simultaneously happening, that my mother's birthday celebration was delayed. Not that she cares too much.
Aside from my mother's birthday celebration, let's return to the Rock. Yes, I know some of you have been waiting for this. After browsing around this site, I realized that I only have 1 Song Saturday blog about Danzig. I was quite surprised.
Here is the previous blog featuring Danzig.
Danzig is another band I use to play on my radio show, 14-15 years ago. I don't recall of ever playing "Mother" simply because it was the most OVER played song by Danzig. At the time, I regularly played new songs from his I Luciferi album. Normally, I aired "Angel Blake" on WIPZ. Sometimes I played "Wicked Pussycat."
It is ridiculous that so many Rock stations never want to air other songs released by Danzig. It wouldn't surprise me if that was the main reason why Glenn Danzig would always be pissed off, during other interviews.
For years, the media ALWAYS depicted the man very negatively. Marilyn Manson has always been demonized in the media too, but at least Rock stations play more than 1 song by him.
Whether I am watching TV, listening to the radio station, or talking to someone on or offline, people always perceive Danzig as being this big, scary, angry Satanist.
Honestly, I feel the media launched a smear campaign against Glenn Danzig because he won't validate much less tolerate their bullshit and it threatens them. There is so much we DON'T know about Danzig, that someone would have to personally sit and interview him. However, I believe the media demonized him to the extent, that he automatically developed a bad reputation.
Some of you may recall that last May, I had the wonderful opportunity to interview White Zombie's former co-founder and bassist, Sean Yseult. It was quite an honor.
Too bad I never had the opportunity to interview Metal vocalists such as Type O Negative's Peter Steele and Glenn Danzig on my radio show. Despite what those critics say about Danzig, they will not give him a chance because they fear him.
I have watched this man in past interviews with some interviewers and he didn't try attacking any of them. Here is an interview Glenn Danzig did with Loudwire. In this interview, he mentioned that he wanted to quit touring after 2015.
Loudwire: Glenn Danzig Plans To Quit Touring After 2015 With Superjoint (2015)
The above interview with Loudwire was uploaded on October 22, 2015. Then, on October 30, 2015, Rolling Stone uploaded an interview with Glenn Danzig. In that interview, he explained about movies that still scare him.
Rolling Stone: Glenn Danzig Talks About Movies That Scare Him (2015)
If I would've interviewed Glenn Danzig 15 years ago, I don't believe we would've had any problems. Our interview probably would've gone swimmingly well. The fact that he is a Horror fan and has an appreciation for art AND Japanese animation (Anime), we probably would've had a fun time together.
Speaking of Glenn Danzig and Anime, he has a GREAT appreciation for the Mangaka, Kiyoshi Nagai. He is best known under the pen name, Go Nagai. Also, Danzig aspired to be a comic book artist, while growing up. He was frustrated with American comics years ago and wanted to create "crazy, violent, erotic comics."
As far as The Arts goes, Danzig is very well educated and has a lot versatility. (It is amazing what you can learn, when conducting research!) He's underrated for his talents and deserves more praise than being famous for the song, "Mother."
When it comes to Glenn Danzig's voice, I had the hardest time figuring out, who he sounds like for the last 2 decades. It dawned on me, recently.
As a quick side note, music journalist, Simon Reynolds considers Jim Morrison's sound as being Goth Rock. I always considered Morrison's songs to be pretty Goth too, when you really think about some of his lyrics.
Imagine Jim Morrison fronting Goth Rock and Horror-Punk bands and you have Glenn Danzig in a nutshell. In fact, he credits Morrison as being 1 of his early musical influences.
Today fellow Danzig fans are in for a treat. For this early Song Saturday blog, 7 songs by Danzig are being shared, which are from 7 of his 11 albums. I NEVER aired that many songs in a block by Danzig, when I WAS DJ'ing at WIPZ.
This block of songs is especially beneficial for all those, who have NEVER heard any song(s) by him except "Mother." (Make sure to click on the link for the 4th song.)
Before I forget, Danzig's new album, Black Laden Crown is set to release on May 26, 2017. Anyway, here is Danzig for today's early Song Saturday.
1) Danzig [Featuring Metallica's James Hetfield] "Possession" Danzig 
2) Danzig "Her Black Wings" Danzig II: Lucifuge (1990)
3) Danzig "How The Gods Kill" Danzig III: How The Gods Kill (1992)
5) Danzig "Deep" Danzig 5: Blackacidevil (1996); The X-Files Soundtrack (1996)
6) Danzig "Angel Blake" Danzig 777: I Luciferi (2002)
7) Danzig "Devil On Hwy 9" Black Laden Crown (2017)
|Posted by Anna H. on May 3, 2017 at 6:30 AM||comments (2)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Yesterday afternoon, I watched my local CBS News and learned that Hollywood's writers' strike has been "avoided." Meaning, the strike won't be happening. Hollywood reached its deadline by negotiating a deal with writers.
In case you missed my previous blog about this potential writers' strike, you can read it HERE.
In that same blog, I said that I was worried about the 2 primetime shows I watched on ABC (Fresh Off The Boat and The Real O'Neals). It appears that 1 of these 2 shows HAS been canceled. However, ABC has been stalling with the news.
While websurfing and doing Google searches over the last 2 months and as of last night, it has somewhat been confirmed that The Real O'Neals has been canceled.
When you scroll down the page of the above article from TV Series Finale, it reads:
"O F F I C I A L S T A T U S
As of May 3, 2017, The Real O’Neals has not been cancelled or renewed for a third season. Stay tuned for further updates."
Below that same update, Telly Vulture said in the article:
"ABC could renew it for a third season but I suspect they’ll cancel it instead and find something new to fill the timeslot.... Two of the actors have been cast in new pilots (here and here). Not a good sign."
What's taking ABC so long to confirm that they canceled The Real O'Neals? Why has the network been sitting on this information for the last 2-3 months?
Fans of The Real O'Neals already feared that ABC canceled the sitcom long before its so-called "season finale." Before the sitcom's premiere last March, there was so much controversy regarding its plot being about this dysfunctional Irish Catholic family from Chicago, IL with a gay, socially inept, teenage boy as the protagonist.
The Christian zealots and some within the GLBT community took offense to The Real O'Neals. They hated that the sitcom was mocking Christians, including Irish Catholics and there were some within the GLBT, who hated the fact, that the protagonist was living up to the negative stereotypes about homosexuals.
It is understandable why both sides took strong offense to The Real O'Neals as an ABC sitcom. The whole show and its characters were very contrived, which helped make it funny for us fans. At the same time, both sides need to lighten the fuck up. The Real O'Neals was meant to be satirical.
As a viewer, I am still VERY shocked that The Real O'Neals made it beyond its pilot. This is especially since the protagonist was a gay teenage boy. Over 20 years ago, I noticed a pattern with most primetime shows that got canceled, most specifically ABC's primetime shows.
Normally, I try remaining very apolitical ESPECIALLY online because politics is such a divisive and heated topic. Although, I can't deny the political bias and propaganda on most neworks. ABC may be an extremely Liberal Democratic network, but it is almost always quick to cancel a TV show whenever homosexual characters become the focus of a show, or happened to be introduced.
ABC typically canceled primetime TV shows, which featured homosexual characters in the '90s. Relativity, My So-Called Life, and Ellen, which was originally titled "These Friends of Mine" in 1994, are actually 3 examples I can list from the top of my head. Supposedly, all these ABC shows had "low ratings" or their ratings "declined."
Sounds rather convenient, if not suspicious to me.
Before canceling The Real O'Neals, the actor Noah Galvin, who played the protagonist Kenny O'Neal, accused Modern Family's, Eric Stonestreet of perpetuating stereotypes through caricature in a Vulture interview.
To make matters worse, Noah Galvin went as far as calling Arrow's Colton Haynes' interview with Entertainment Weekly about his coming out "fucking pussy bullshit." Then, Galvin accused director Bryan Singer of preying on underaged boys.
Obviously, the actor of The Real O'Neals has a growing rap sheet, when it comes to insulting other gay actors from other primetime shows. He caused a major backlash for The Real O'Neals.
ABC threatened to cut the sitcom's episode order short for its 2nd season, until an executive producer convinced ABC not to do so. Now, ABC is denying the threats.
Because of the remarks, that the star made about other gay actors from other shows, The Real O'Neals WAS suppose to have only 13 episodes like it's 1st season. Luckily, 3 more episodes were ordered which made it 16.
As I watched the final minutes of The Real O'Neals, I could automatically hear its Swan Song in the narration. Kenny's older brother (played by Matt Shively) was reading his Letter of Recommendation for the college he applied to.
From where I am sitting, ABC LOVES bullshitting their own viewers. Regardless of your political or religious views, the network much like most networks today lack integrity. This is all the more reason why I watch LESS shows on TV.
The cancelation of The Real O'Neals leaves me with ONLY 3 primetime shows I watch, during the week. With the way my list of primetime TV shows will look this fall, I will have American Dad, Fresh Off The Boat, and Hawaii Five-0 to watch on weeknights.
The above primetime TV shows I named do NOT include animated TV shows, that I regularly watch on the weekends. I may have an estimated 6 shows total, now that Grimm and The Real O'Neals are over.
Therefore, I will have either more time online like I had over a decade ago, or more time watching MTV Classic during primetime. As a fan of The Real O'Neals, I can say, that I am disappointed in ABC for punishing the entire cast of the sitcom and Noah Galvin for NOT cocking his brains before shooting his mouth. Had he shut up, the show MAY have gotten a 3rd season.
Anyway, what are your thoughts about the cancelation of ABC's The Real O'Neals?
|Posted by Anna H. on April 28, 2017 at 4:45 AM||comments (4)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Between dosing off and watching my local news, during Wednesday morning on Fox, I learned that Hollywood writers have been threatening to go on another writers' strike. This sounds like 2007 all over again.
In case you haven't already heard about this so-called "writers' strike," you can read about it in the following news article from Mashable.
When hearing about this writers' strike, I was a little worried. There are 2 ABC shows I watch on Tuesday nights, that I am worried about already. Those shows are Fresh Off The Boat and The Real O'Neals. I have been hunting for more information about the status of these 2 primetime sitcoms the most because they have GREATER chances of being canceled.
Even though I'm not a ratings fanatic like some viewers *cough-cough* Toonami fans *cough-cough,* both Fresh Off The Boat and The Real O'Neals have very low ratings compared to ABC's other sitcoms I never watch. Hopefully, these 2 sitcoms do NOT get canceled. I barely watch primetime shows like I did, throughout the 1990's and early 2000's.
By 2006, all the primetime shows I watched were either canceled, OR they finished airing. In 2006, I was also battling a severe health scare during and after graduating from Carthage College.
Considering that my regular primetime shows were over, I started marathoning or "binge watching" Anime both on TV and online, while recovering from my bleeding disorder.
About a handful of cable and satellite channels aired a variety of Anime genres and sub-genres from 2006 to 2011. In order to compete with Cartoon Network's Toonami block (at the time) and Adult Swim, The Sci Fi Channel, Colours TV, Fuse TV, Starz, Chiller TV, IFC, and G4 all aired Anime.
In additon to watching all those cable and satellite channels, I watched other Anime genres and sub-genres online. You're probably saying, "Damn, Anna! You watch too much Anime." Actually, I watched more of it on TV and online because reality shows overran EVERY network, that use to air scripted shows with REAL ACTORS.
For a while, I stopped investing in primetime shows. It was tiring getting my hopes up and investing in them only to learn, that my shows were canceled and replaced with Reality TV Dramas. Don't get me wrong. I LOVED watching The Real World, Road Rules, and The Bad Girls Club years ago.
Eventually, it becomes tiresome watching roommates have threesomes and orgies with each other, then fighting with each other, throughout their seasons and cast reunions. Not only does watching fights and censored porn on these shows become tiresome, but I also give zero fucks about every local, cable, and satellite channel needing Reality TV shows about singing, rapping, dancing, cheerleading, preaching, tattooing, home remodeling etc, etc.
What is SO amazing about these people we can meet at gas stations and the grocery stores, that they require a God damn TV show about THEMSELVES?
There is nothing THAT amazing about most of these so-called "Reality TV Stars," that they require more airtime than talented actors and actresses for REAL shows.
I would much rather be entertained watching a show with a real storyline than looking at a bunch of vapid, self-important, attention whores wanting their 15 minutes of fame.
Now that Grimm is no longer a part of my primetime TV schedule, I may be down to only watching 2-3 primetime shows; American Dad, Fresh Off The Boat and The Real O'Neals (That's IF both have NOT been canceled), and Hawaii Five-0 might be the only shows I will have left to watch this next fall season.
If you want to include Family Guy and the latest show(s), that I actually like on Adult Swim's Toonami block, those are probably 3-4 more primetime shows I watch and they air on the weekends. Otherwise, I am mostly watching music videos on MTV Classic or doing something online.
After reading Mashable's article about Hollywood's repeat writers' strike, it appears that none of the shows I regularly watch will be hurt by the writers protesting. Most of what already airs on TV are Shit Sandwich Shows anyway. Therefore, I don't have much to worry about in regards to this strike.
Everyday I have to think about which shows I watch, throughout the week because they always get canceled or go on hiatus. This is if the shows did not already have their series finales.
It appears that writers for mostly Late Night Talk Shows and some of the remaining Horror TV shows have more to worry about than online streaming sites such as Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, etc. More people watch shows online these days than on TV.
If people do not have the money to spend on expensive cable and satellite packages, they are watching shows online. They don't watch as much TV to begin with and they already know today's primetime shows are mostly garbage.
This means Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, etc. are more convenient for viewers, as well as these companies. With that being said, networks will be sweating bullets as their viewer ratings tank and writers will be losing more money protesting.
Let's also NOT forget, that a decent portion of the shows, which will be hurt by this possible writers' strike are POLITICAL PROPAGANDA SHOWS attacking Republicans.
I fail to understand why these writers feel the need to politicize EVERYTHING and intentionally be politically divisive with their content.That shtick's nothing new and has been overkill for the last 13 years or so. After a while, the appeal of mocking 1 political party gets old.
This is especially when the tones of those shows are extremely biased and divisive on purpose. That is another reason why I do NOT watch most award shows and another reason why last year's MTV VMA's had its lowest ratings in YEARS.
Last year's MTV VMA's was extremely rigged, contrived, and racially divisive. That was probably why barely any of their nominees and performers were there. The ceremony was too much about Black Lives Matter and NOT about the music videos. The VMA's also didn't do any tributes for dead icons.
MTV had to cover their asses that night by making Rihanna perform 4 TIMES, all the while claiming it was because she won the Vanguard Award. Anybody, who watches the VMA's KNOWS, that winners of the Vanguard Award only perform ONCE.
Viewers want to be excited and entertained watching their favorite shows, movies, actors, actresses, musicians, etc. win their awards. We want to see our winners be excited and give thanks to their families, friends, God, and us fans for supporting them.
NOT act self-righteous, rant, throw tantrums about how much they hate 1 political party, and berate, chastise, patronize, and oppress us viewers. If that was the case, more people would go to church to listen to militant preachers yelling about how we are all going to Hell every Sunday. Politics has become the new religion.
Since the writers want to protest, they can shoot for the stars and watch their shows drop in viewer ratings. Most of their shows suck ass to begin with, which is why more people don't traditionally watch TV anymore.
Anyway, what are your thoughts about this potential writers' strike?
|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 December 30, 2016 at 3:00 PM||comments (4)|
How's it going my gumdrops? How was your YuleChristmaHanukkah? Hanukkah's still being celebrated (if memory serves me right), along with Christmas. Don't forget that Orthodox Christians don't celebrate Christmas Day, until January 7th.
The Orthodox Christians are somewhat lucky in that regard. All their presents will be on clearance. So, you may be wondering, "Anna, what did you get for Christmas?"
Shoes, candy, clothes, jewelry, a snow suit and rainboots like I wanted for having to shovel up all our snow, 4 pairs of ear buds and head phones, an abstract art painting, which was custom made by a long-time college friend of nearly 15 years, glycerin bar soaps, another cordless mouse for my other laptop, and another winter coat for this Christmas.
Hopefully, you were able to enjoy the holidays despite all the tragedies in the news. Lately, I dread turning on my TV and laptops. It feels like there is a celebrity death toll almost everyday.
This most definitely applies to legendary actors, actresses, and talented music icons.
I am sure many of you will probably roll your eyes at me for continuously mentioning Stone Temple Pilots' Scott Weiland. Even though he died last December, I believe his demise caused a domino effect of legendary entertainers (mostly iconic musicians) dying, throughout this year.
The death of Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister on December 28, 2015 was a brutal segue into this year, regarding music icons. At the very beginning of 2016, we all lost David Bowie, who was also a major musical influence to the late Scott Weiland and many others.
Very much like Lemmy Kilmister died 4 days after his birthday from Prostate Cancer, Congestive Heart Failure, and Cardiac Arrhythmia, David Bowie privately died from Liver Cancer 2 days after his birthday.
Everyone knows that people die everyday by the seconds. However, I have NEVER in all my life ever heard about so many LEGENDARY entertainers dropping like flies by the nano second the way they have in 2016.
2016 has been a really cruel and shitty year for so many of us, that we can't wait for it to be over. Without a doubt, 2016 EXCEEDED my expectations of being a horrible year. So many lives have been taken, during this year, that lately I have even cried about it.
Whether it was just the average man, woman, child, or an iconic celebrity, loved ones have been in mourning. All these deaths will surely make grief counselors and funeral homes richer, if not already.
Let's all hope and pray that we can survive 2017 without there being so many deaths in general. I was going to publish another Song Saturday and Cartoon Sunday blog to end this year, but have changed my mind. These last 2 weeks have been extremely exhausting.
If I have enough time and energy, I intend to publish more blogs at the start of 2017. With that being said, RIP George Michael, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, and to all those who lost their lives in 2016! I wish you all a very happy and more prosperous new year!
|Posted by Anna H. on December 20, 2016 at 8:00 AM||comments (4)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Can you believe that today is the day, that the Slasher Horror film SCREAM released in movie theaters 20 years ago?! Wow! Where has the time gone? In 1996, I was only 14 years old.
During that same time, Beavis And Butt-Head Do America released and I went to see that movie with my uncle. Yes, you read that correctly. Both SCREAM and Beavis And Butt-Head Do America are celebrating their 20th anniversaries today.
Because you must be AT LEAST 17 years old, in order to go see an R-rated movie, I never watched SCREAM on the big screen. Yes, I know. Adolescents under 17 would sneak into an R-rated film, if they did NOT have a parent or another adult to take them to go see it.
However, that was never the case for me. By the time I was 14 years old, I normally rented R-rated movies with my mother at local video stores. In order for SCREAM to get an R-rating, a few scenes actually had to be deleted.
In the 2011 documentary, SCREAM: The Inside Story, the cast and crew mentioned, that some scenes were removed from SCREAM.
Do you remember those scenes of Drew Barrymore playing the character, Casey?
Ghostface sadistically grilled her over the telephone about Classic Slasher films and their moral villains. The filmmakers had to delete this scene of Casey's boyfriend being gutted on the patio.
1) SCREAM [Deleted Scene]: Casey's Boyfriend Steve Is Gutted (1996)
The filmmakers also had to edit scenes of Casey being hung from a tree.
2) SCREAM [Deleted Scene]: Casey Hanging From The Tree (1996)
Here are 3 more scenes that were removed from the movie, SCREAM.
3) SCREAM [Deleted Scene]: Tatum's Death By Garage Door (1996)
4) SCREAM [Deleted Scene]: Kenny The Camera Man Gets His Throat Slit (1996)
5) SCREAM [Deleted Scene]: Stuart's Hand Drips A Puddle Of Blood After He & Billy Stab Each Other (1996)
Now that you have watched SCREAM's deleted scenes from above, it is only fitting to revisit these past blogs from 2014. While I was on social media yesterday, I re-shared my previous blog regarding a review, that I published about Christmas Slashers.Those Slashers date as far back as 1972.
Most people are unaware that Christmas Slashers are some of the roots to the Slasher Horror genre. Without Christmas Slashers, John Carpenter's Halloween would've never existed today. If you read my Christmas Slashers review, I explain about this.
Since we are on the topic of SCREAM, the franchise still appears to be a very popular franchise 20 years later. In fact, I was quite surprised that MTV chose to remake this 20-year-old Slasher Horror film into a TV series.
You may be wondering, What do you think about MTV remaking SCREAM into a show?
Truthfully, it was highly unneccesary for a network, which was originally dedicated to airing MUSIC VIDEOS to be jumping on the bandwagon of remaking films. Even though I never bothered to watch the TV series for SCREAM, it's quite evident that Hollywood filmmakers and screenwriters are seriously in need of MUCH newer and a lot more ORIGINAL material.
It appears that most filmmakers today are too hung up on their nostalgia. This Slasher did NOT need to have its own TV series in this era. It would've made sense if SCREAM had its own show, during the time when the film was popular in the late 1990's.
Other than that, MTV and the creators of SCREAM's series are desperately reaching for viewership. The trilogy had its time and needs to stay in the past without Hollywood filmmakers ruining its legacy for money.
Now, let's take a murderous trip down memory lane by watching the documentary SCREAM: The Inside Story. The uncensored version of this documentary, which I originally uploaded to the following blog, was removed from YouTube.
Therefore, I was forced to update my blog with a censored version of it. So, bear with me. Anyway, here's SCREAM: The Inside Story to celebrate the 20th anniversary of SCREAM.
|Posted by Anna H. on November 15, 2016 at 9:05 AM||comments (0)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Just some quick reminders, many of us site owners are STILL coping with glitches on our websites. On Sunday night, a subscriber informed me about the problems she had trying to comment on 1 of my blogs. The page kept "timing out." I assumed it was only me having this issue because I use Mozilla as my browser and because my primary laptop is 6 years old.
If you are seeing a message saying, that the page has "timed out," try clicking on the "Back" button at the top of your browser. It should redirect you to the previous page your were already typing on. Once you have been redirected to that page, click on "Post Comment." Then, your message should send.
During the early morning on Monday, I spent extra time working on the layout for my Blogger. Considering that Webs constantly has "technical difficulties" and site owners are becoming more irate with the company's lousy service, it is only a matter of time until I get fed up with their ridiculousness. Had I known 3 years ago what I know now, I would've tried building It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns on Blogger much sooner.
You may be asking, "So, why don't you do it right now?"
I really love the fact, that I can customize the background for free and I take pride in knowing, that I learned how to build my very own website with ZERO Graphic Arts & Design or Computer expertise. That is mostly why I continue to use Webs.
You have no idea how many hours I spend trying to make this site look as creative, unique, and professional as possible.
If you want to build your own website, you better be serious about it and committed to building it.
Aside from technical difficulties, these last 3 months have gone by really fast. It was JUST September. Now, it is the middle of November. There has been so much chaos throughout 2016, that it has been EXTREMELY difficult for many of us to enjoy this year.
At the beginning of 2016, I already predicted that it would be a shitty year and I was right. On the positive side, the 2016 election is finally over for the most part. Now, we can all try going back to our regularly scheduled lives.
The 2016 election really should've ended much sooner. Smarmy politicians, news rag networks, social media sites, and politrolls caused MAJOR divisions among families, friends, couples, employees, co-workers, companies, etc, etc.
The fact that more people have stopped interacting with each other because of their incessant finger wagging and politrolling others ad nauseam on social media sites and forums, exemplifies how caustic this election has been.
The taunting and temper tantrums from Republicans and mostly Democrats on my end forced me to unfollow them because they cause too many problems for the rest of us, who want ZERO involvement in their pissing contests. Then again, a hefty portion of those opportunists don't support me or my content in general, so it is what it is.
Even though I try being as apolitical as possible in both real life and cyber space, I could NOT resist the urge to share this video with you all. Halloween may be over, but everyday is Halloween for Goths, Horror fans, and for those who simply LOVE Halloween.
While watching my local ABC news last month, there was a reported segment about this couple's Halloween spirit. Jamie Beauchamp and Andy Reid from Bay View, WI are well-known for their Halloween House in their neighborhood. This couple enjoys scaring for a cause.
Jamie and Andy set up their Halloween House, in order to draw an audience and to donate money to Pathfinders. Pathfinders is a Milwaukee organization, which helps troubled children and teenagers.
Last year, Jamie and Andy were able to raise $6,000 with their Wizard Of Oz display, which is shown in the picture above. This year, they felt the need to capitialize off this God-awful election. I found a lot of dark humor in their display, last month. I laughed so hard at this news segment, that I almost cried.
Bay View, WI Halloween House (2016)
This is like horrifying political satire. Too bad I don't live in Jamie and Andy's part of town. I would've visited for the laughs. It is refreshing to know this couple and others were able to have a laugh at this horrendous election.
Hopefully, more people found the dark humor in this Halloween display and were able to donate more money to Pathfinders, last month.
What are your thoughts about Jamie Beauchamp and Andy Reid's Halloween House?
|Posted by Anna H. on October 31, 2016 at 2:40 AM||comments (0)|
How's it going my gumdrops? HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! After browsing and reading, you CANNOT say It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns lacks variety. I have spent these last 3 years making sure there is a little something for every adult to enjoy.
Last Thursday, I shared more blog updates. This morning I just finished publishing the last Halloween and Horror-themed blogs, for this month. Tomorrow will be November 1st! Either way, you have this entire week to read through my older blogs.
If you want to catch up on the latest from 2016, all you have to do is click on this blog listing. Anyway, watch, listen, read, and enjoy your Halloween!
|Posted by Anna H. on October 1, 2016 at 7:05 AM||comments (2)|
How's it going my gumdrops? This past week has been so chaotic offline with more family emergencies, that I did not have the chance to publish another blog. It was bad enough reliving the physical pain from my last car accident from 3 years ago.
Honestly, the last 2 months especially last month has been hell for my family and I. Hopefully, this month will be an improvement because I seriously need a break.
Yesterday, I changed the music on the main page. It's only fitting to have the original theme song to John Carpenter's Slasher, Halloween during the month of Halloween. It helps to set the mood. If I have some better luck this month, I may be able to publish a blog explaining about Shinigami in Japanese folklore.
The topic of Shinigami has been backburned, throughout this year. I really mean to explain more about it. Because 2016 has been so chaotic and the days have been so unpredictable, I have yet to address various other topics. It's not easy when monkey wrenches are constantly being thrown into your plans.
Speaking of Shinigami, if you are an Anime fan and have been subscribed to It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns within these 2 last years, you may recall me publishing at least 2 blogs about Shonen Supernatural Anime, featuring Shinigami.
Death Note is 1 of the 2 examples of Shonen Supernatural Anime, which features Shinigami.
If you watched the Anime for Death Note within the last 10 years via online streams in Japanese and/possibly on Adult Swim in English Dub, both the opening and ending theme songs should be very familiar to you. At least the opening and ending theme songs from Season 1, anyway.
"The World" Featured As Death Note's Season 1 Opening Theme Song (2006)
"Alumina" Featured As Death Note's Season 1 Ending Theme Song (2006)
Both songs were performed by the Japanese Rock band, Nightmare. The videos above are of Death Note except the opening and ending scenes are creditless versions from the Anime. "The World" and "Alumina" can both be found on the original Death Note Soundtrack and on Nightmare's 4th album, The World Ruler.
Nightmare has a somewhat eclectic musical style. The J-Rock band experiments with genres and sub-genres such as Alternative Rock, Progressive Rock, Hard Rock, Gothic Rock, Pop Rock, Heavy Metal, Jazz, and Electronica. Judging by the music sub-genres I listed, they are mostly a Rock band.
"Alumina" is still my favorite song by Nightmare, 10 years later. If I could, I would make this song my cell phone's ringtone. If memory serves me right, the character Misa Amane has "Alumina" as her ringtone in the Death Note Anime.
Nightmare originally formed in 2000 and over the last 13 years, the J-Rock band has released 10 albums and 30 singles. That is A LOT of singles for a band, that has not existed for 20-30 years.
Then again, I must remember that Japanese entertainers must always be involved in every little social event, in order to remain in the public eye.
There is so much more to learn about the band, Nightmare and J-Rock in general. Within the last month or 2, I had the music video for "The World" featured on my main page.
I don't know if most of you pay close attention to the main page here on It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns. I changed the music on the main page because I wanted to share some J-Rock for Song Saturday. I haven't done so in quite a while.
Also, I wanted to share more about Nightmare, since we are now in the month of October. Some of you have already been exposed to Nightmare and are vaguely familiar with the band because of Death Note.
Meanwhile, most people know very little, if anything about J-Rock, especially since K-Pop groups are currently "trending." If you want to learn more about J-Rock, you have to be open-minded and interested in listening to it.
Would you like to see more J-Rock and/J-Pop featured for Song Saturday? If so, let me know.
However, I will warn you in advance that Babymetal will NOT be on the list of J-Rock bands I will feature.
With that being said, here is Nightmare's "The World" for today's Song Saturday.
Nightmare "The World" Death Note Original Soundtrack (2006); The World Ruler (2007)
|Posted by Anna H. on September 24, 2016 at 7:45 AM||comments (2)|
How's it going my gumdrops? How did you enjoy yesterday's Q&A blog celebrating the 3rd anniversary of It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns? Even though there weren't as many questions this year, I still spent a lot of time answering some of your questions. I highlit my answers in green because a lot was explained in great detail.
Not only have I been working on yesterday's Q&A the last 3 days, but I have also been updating information on my Links page for Horror-Punks.net. I highly recommend all my fellow Horror fans to check out the relaunch. There is a message board for fiends to frequent and the site still has Horror Radio, H-P TV, news, and other features.
Horror-Punks.com used to have a blogging feature, IM chats, a message board, and social media profiles for us Horror-Punkers. Imagine facebook before Timeline and Yahoo IM with screaming and growling noises coming from your IM.
Additionally, rather than clicking the "Like" button, we clicked on "Stab." Hopefully, some of these features will return to Horror-Punks.net. Everything will be a work in progress.
If more fans join and rejoin Horror-Punks.net, they will be helping to revive the community.
Everybody can return to social networking among Horror fans. I believe Horror-Punks.com became less active because most of us are filmmakers, business and website owners, writers, bloggers, musicians, show hosts and hostesses, etc.
When everyone is so focused on their own content, the community is bound to have some kind of loss. This is all the more reason why Horror-Punks needs MORE Horror fans to socialize with each other. Therefore, if you are a Horror fan, run to Horror-Punks.net! Lord Marquis will be expecting you.
Now that fall has officially arrived as of yesterday, it is officially Halloween Season! Oh the horror! That reminds me, how many of you out there are terrified of clowns?
Approximately 2 years ago, I published a blog about Coulrophobia. I cannot speak for everyone else, but I am still reeling over the fact, that there is actually a phobia of clowns.
When you really think about it, being scared of clowns is somewhat hilarious for those who have zero knowledge of Pennywise The Dancing Clown. Tim Curry dressed as a clown is absolutely frightening.
Speaking of Horror and clowns, the coulrophobes may find today's Song Saturday to be too traumatizing for them. Last December, I published a blog featuring the Gothic Horror Instrumental composers, Midnight Syndicate.
Do you want to learn more about these Gothic Horror composers? Watch the video below.
About Midnight Syndicate (2014)
I knew nothing about these 2 composers until I joined Google Plus, last November. After discovering Midnight Syndicate, I found their music to be interestingly dark.
Midnight Syndicate's "Goons & Greasepaint" really helps to set the tone for the Halloween Season. With that being said, here is Midnight Syndicate's "Goons & Greasepaint" for today's Song Saturday.
Midnight Syndicate "Goons & Greasepaint" Carnival Arcane (2011)
|Posted by Anna H. on September 3, 2016 at 8:00 AM||comments (7)|
How's it going my gumdrops? In case you missed yesterday's e-mail message, I updated more blogs from the past 2-3 years, throughout this entire week. Because Webs' tech support has been somewhat uncooperative with me this year, I was forced to make a few minor adjustments to the header's font on It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns.
You may recall, more readers have recently joined It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns, last month. Also, I have changed the background again to get all my gumdrops in the Halloween Spirit, these next 2 months.
Guess what's creeping around the corner, during the month of September?
September 23, 2016 will officially be 3 years, since I built It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns. Usually, I reserve my Q&A blogs for this month. With my "cult following" growing on Google Plus, I was thinking about answering questions throughout the month of September, each week.
Whenever I asked for gumdrops to submit their questions, there would typically be at least 1 person bombarding me with 5,10-20 questions at a time. This makes it difficult to answer everyone's questions, when there are multiple followers with 10+ questions each. This is especially when some ask really complex questions, which can be turned into a blog.
To ALL my newbie subscribers, I will try answering AT MOST 2 questions from each subscriber.
In addition, I have also considered making updates to past Q&A blogs over these last 2 years to re-share with newcomers. Normally, I avoid answering questions about my political views and love life.
Considering that It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns is centered around entertainment, I tend to answer questions about hobbies, interests, likes, dislikes, and my background in general. If you have those types of questions, that would be great!
Aside from those updates, I thought about sharing a little Marilyn Manson to set the mood for Halloween Season. Recently, I noticed that I did not have a Song Saturday blog about Marilyn Manson. To warn you all in advance, I am NOT a huge fan.
I have enjoyed some of Manson's songs over these last 2 decades. However, he is not someone that I would want to interview, much less meet.
Does Marilyn Manson scare me?
Absolutely not. Even though the man is talented in doing artwork such as painting and I still feel, that he should've been casted as Trevor Goodchild in the Æon Flux movie, Marilyn Manson loves to be a narcissistic instigator. (I can imagine us "locking horns" with each other.)
This is along with the fact, that Manson tries TOO HARD to prove that he is a social outcast and deviant. After the media unfairly uses him as a scapegoat for tragedies such as the Columbine High School Massacre circa 1999, for example, he becomes the victim.
That shooting was NEVER Marilyn Manson's fault, but he gives the media more ammunition to demonize him with his ridiculous antics.
Do I blame Marilyn Manson for Columbine?
No, not at all. I was going on 17 when that school massacre happened. Until this very day, I still believe it was complete bullshit listening to the media and parents blame movies, video games, Marilyn Manson, several other bands, and the Goth Sub-Culture for the Columbine High School Massacre.
Those 2 domestic terrorists were NOT Marilyn Manson fans. Those 2 immediately saw through his extremely contrived facade, which is the only thing I can agree with them on. Otherwise, I think that blaming Manson for 2 domestic terrorists massacring high school teachers and students over high school girls rejecting them was bullshit.
That last statement is not something I'm exaggerating. I watched ABC's 20/20 special, earlier this year. The special featured the mother of 1 of the shooters, who published a book about her son and such a horrific tragedy. Watching that special reminded me what it was like being an angsty teenager, during the 1990's and being demonized for writing angry poetry for my own catharsis.
Even though I am an adult now, that part of me as a person never completely left. Whether I am on or offline, I still have to deal with demonization, negative labels, and being treated like a freak. I feel this is mostly why Marilyn Manson still has fans from Generations X and Y.
I may not be a huge fan of his, but I can empathize with the man to an extent and listen to some of his songs from 1994 to now.
Speaking of 1994, I was only 12 years old when I saw the music video for "Dope Hat." It aired on the music channel called, The Box. In '94, "Dope Hat" was a music video made by Marilyn Manson & The Spooky Kids.
While watching that music video as a 12-year-old girl, my reaction was, "What the fuck is that? This is like Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory on crack." As bizarre as the music video for "Dope Hat" was, I liked the song.
Then again, my interests have always been eccentric and Goth, since childhood during the late '80s. At that time, I don't believe "Goth" was a coined term yet.
Marilyn Manson and I do share a few similarities by coincidence, which is somewhat uncanny. This includes some fashion. About a year or so ago, I happened to stumble upon a YouTube clip of him on the Late Show With David Letterman from 2003.
In that clip, Manson wore the exact same Demonia Boots, that I still have from college. To get a better view, here's a photo of OUR boots.
Demonia Trashville Patent Leather Boots
College friends and classmates will tell you, that I wore those exact boots quite often between 2003 to 2006. Since we are in the middle of another Mercury Retrograde and because I already mentioned this music video, here is Marilyn Manson & The Spooky Kids with their video for "Dope Hat."
Marilyn Manson & The Spooky Kids "Dope Hat" Portrait Of An American Family (1994)
|Posted by Anna H. on August 28, 2016 at 8:30 AM||comments (0)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Because I do my rounds on social media (mostly on Google Plus), I reshared yesterday's Song Saturday blog a few times, in case my followers missed it yesterday morning. I managed to get feedback from 1 of my followers.
While talking to him, he said that he never leaves comments. It is usually because he either has nothing to say, or does not know what to say. I am letting everyone know, that you do NOT have to be scared to comment on this site. I mostly welcome your feedback. Your feedback lets me know what you think about the content.
It would greatly be appreciated, if a number of subscribers actually took the initiative to regularly sign into their accounts, left their feedback, shared on social media or by e-mail with friends, etc. I understand that everyone is busy and belongs to a plethora of other sites like myself. However, it would be highly appreciated if all my gumdrops showed more support on here by acting like they care.
Now, if you only care about nit picking, psychoanalyzing, transferring, and projecting your own insecurities on me because you personally feel threatened by my interests and convictions and because everything I publish "offends" you, there is no purpose for staying. I am not saying this to sound like a bitch.
There are some people (usually pretentious, know-it-all, tryhard bachelors), who barely have any experience or knowledge about certain topics, that love to publicly undermine me. These bachelors I am referring to expect me and other women to be submissive to them. I am NOT submissive to anyone and people should NOT expect me or anyone else to be submissive to them.
There is constructive criticism. Then, there is nit picking for the sake of complaining about something or someone because they have nothing else better to do other than to complain and micromanage.
Also, if you have not seen the previous tribute blogs I linked into yesterday's Song Saturday blog, here they are once again:
Aside from those issues, it is Cartoon Sunday. The last 2 nights and 2 mornings, I have been spending more time than usual trying to find interesting content to share with you all.
Earlier this morning, I happened to find this Sci-Fi Horror Stop Motion Animated Short. Sam Barnett's Operator has been on hiatus for the last 4 years.
Barnett listed his Kickstarter and facebook pages on his YouTube channel. So far, there is only 1 episode of Operator uploaded on YouTube. Hopefully, he will be successful at filming more episodes of Operator.
Bob, who is the protagonist, works for an InfoCorp. Seeking out workers and enslaving them with bio-mechanical parasites is this corporation's goal(s). I am assuming these parasites are a brain eating plague, which has everyone fearing for their lives. Even though Operator is an incomplete web series, Bob must fight for his family's life and his own against these bio-mechanical parasites.
There is very little dialogue in this Stop Motion Animated Short. Therefore, you must pay closer attention to what you are watching. Anyway, here is Operator for today's Cartoon Sunday.
Sam Barnett's Operator (2012)
|Posted by Anna H. on August 11, 2016 at 11:00 AM||comments (0)|
How's it going my gumdrops? Originally, I was going to save this particular topic for Cartoon Sunday. Then I thought more about it and reconsidered because this has a BIGGER impact on viewers in general.
Since Monday, Hulu has been a "trending issue" around social media sites and forums in general. It appears that Hulu is no longer a free online streaming site for shows.
When I read about this news on Anime News Network, I was reeling. Hulu's viewers always had the option to watch shows for free UNLESS they paid to watch Hulu Plus. Considering the amount of times Hulu changed its layout and media players over the last year or so, I'm NOT paying to watch shows online.
Not only did I watch Anime on Hulu, but also primetime shows that air during the fall seasons. Before we got DVRs, I used to watch missed episodes of primetime shows on Hulu. There are primetime shows I watch during the fall, that compete against each other on the weeknights.
Some of the local networks airing the shows, that I watch constantly change their schedules. I used to watch at least 1 or 2 primetime shows on my TV. The rest I watched on Hulu, during the weekends.
Last year, it was almost impossible trying to watch certain shows I missed on TV at Hulu because the company changed its website features, added more commercials, needed to tracker stalk viewers via social media sites, and the media player kept glitching during shows.
Knowing all these problems, would you pay to watch shows on Hulu?
It's not worth spending more money, especially when you are someone with cable and satellite channels. Others may not care as much. However, I would be really annoyed if not pissed off, if I had to pay to watch online streaming shows on a shitty media player online.
Don't get me wrong, Hulu's media player isn't the absolute worst. Over the last 10 years of watching streaming shows online, The CW and Crunchyroll have the 2 WORST media players, that I can name until this very day.
Actually, before Bandai Visual and the Anime monopoly, Funimation Entertainment rode the founder of Crunchyroll's ass at an Anime panel ~10 years ago, Crunchyroll's media player did NOT have any serious problems. There was hardly any buffering. Crunchyroll was also commercial free.
After being browbeaten for supposedly "illegally streaming" Asian entertainment (mainly Anime), Crunchyroll was forced to distribute "legal streams" by Japanese companies. This was in order to share Anime streaming with English subtitles the same day shows aired in Japan.
This sounds like a sweet deal for Japan, but it sucks for their Western audience.
Watching TV shows online, most specifically Anime on Crunchyroll with a buffering media player and commericial glitches is like reliving the old days of using Dial-up Internet.
The same can also be said about trying to watch shows on The CW. Luckily for me, all their shows I watched either ended, or were canceled years ago. Although, when I did sometimes try watching Ringer, The Secret Circle, and the Nikita reboot, The CW's media player was horrendous and it still is years later.
I will go as far as saying, that The CW's media player is THE WORST and that Crunchyroll's more recent media players have been runner-ups.
Meanwhile, Hulu's media player was and still is better than both combined. Hulu has its faults, but I could watch primetime shows and Anime on its media player much better than YouTube's. That fact alone should say something.
After reading some of the positive qualities about Hulu that I just explained above, you may be scratching your heads and asking:
Anna, if you like Hulu's media player better than The CW, Crunchyroll, and YouTube, why not pay to watch the shows?
Like I explained earlier, I have a satellite package (Dish Network to be more exact), more recently a DVR, and it's waste of money that I don't always have to watch online streams on partially functioning media players. With me constantly being involved in other activities on and offline, I barely have the chance to watch much of anything online these days.
This especially applies when a fair portion of my time is spent managing my own site, while social networking online. There's not enough time in the day and night to do 1/2 what I want.
Lately, my goal is to gradually ween myself off other sites (1/2 of them are major time wasters and have extremely toxic people within their social communities) and try spending MORE time watching entertainment. This is regardless if I'm on or offline.
Because there is so much negativity in real life and cyber space, we ALL need to detoxify ourselves with some entertainment.
Now that Hulu has given its other viewers the shaft by making it a requirement to pay to watch shows, I believe that there will be more people watching legal and illegal streams on other streaming sites.
Earlier this week, I discovered Viewster. Judging from the looks of Viewster, the company seems to have animation, video games, and more. This includes Anime.
This somewhat applies for the streaming site Crackle as well. Even though I have NOT spent as much time on Viewster or Crackle, I know without a doubt, that Crackle has online streaming. It looks somewhat similar to YouTube.
Eventually when I have enough time, I will try dabbling more with Crackle. If I see more content I enjoy on Crackle, I may spend more time watching other shows. It could possibly be my replacement for Hulu.
This is NOT something set in stone. If anything, I'm only listing Crackle and Viewster as possible replacements for Hulu.
With that being said, what are your thoughts? As someone using Hulu as a free now turned pay to watch online streaming site, do you feel shafted as a viewer?