here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Beluga Whale :: Hiiiiiii~!)
Miyamoto clears up all those important Mario myths

The "Super Mario Bros. 3 is a stage play" myth is true! I always thought that was a cute theory that made a lot of sense. :o Also, the Internet is going to prep itself for Bowser/Shigeru mpreg, I just know it.

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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Beluga Whale :: Hiiiiiii~!)
Beluga whales are the best sea creatures in the world.

Manatees and dugongs come close. But beluga whales are the first ones I think of. ♥

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Earthbound Zero, now Earthbound Beginnings, is finally being released on Wii U Virtual Console.



I can finally play this game on the big screen. OMG OMG OMG

I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE

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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Default)
This is a video Dad took of our chickens eons ago.

There's a mystery still plaguing us to this day; what kind of chickens are they? They've got these beautiful black feathers with a blue sheen, and as you can see with one of the chickens, a gorgeous golden orange pattern.

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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Freddy Fazbear :: NOPE.JPEG)
I got my laughs from seeing the Budgett's Frog on Conan O' Brien, so I went to Youtube to look for more frog hissage.

I had no idea they sounded so ear-screechingly horrible. D:

Scientists weren't kidding when they called this guy the Freddy Krueger Frog.

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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Grover :: Stop Turning Pages!)
I'm watching LPs of "Five Nights at Freddy's" while petting Ryu. Ryu has his back turned to the screen.

I'm so proud to have such a smart chinchilla. ;D

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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Serena/Calem :: Hugs)
Stardust writer Neil Gaiman reveals how Gone With The Wind kept his refugee cousin alive during WWII.

In this video, best-selling writer Neil Gaiman reveals how his cousin, Helen, smuggled the book Gone With The Wind into the Warsaw Ghetto during World War Two. She would read the novel at night and tell girls in the ghetto what had happened the morning after. The story gave him a personal insight into how writers can offer an “escape” from suffering.

Gaiman has written an exclusive piece on his trip to Syrian camps for Yahoo. It is contained within this article here.


I want me and my books to be like this for people someday. ;;

I almost teared up reading about Ayman and everything he does for the Syrian refugees. What a wonderful, wonderful person. ♥

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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Rosa & Zoroark :: Must Squish You!)
I went to an animation Livestream yesterday, which showed a cute movie called "A Monster in Paris." There's two versions, the English dub and the original French, and we watched the latter with subtitles. It's got teeny bits and pieces of "Phantom of the Opera" and little homages to other films such as "La Belle et la Bête" and "King Kong" and a charming cast (for the most part. The chat booed whenever the annoying waiter showed up. XD), including the titular monster who is a giant flea and his only dialogue is in song during the film's musical numbers. He's so cute and timid and sweet! (And the chat squeed with me, of course) And his voice is gorgeous in French. Sean Lennon (John Lennon's son) plays him in the English version and he does fine from what I've heard of him, but I'm too spoiled by the original French actor, haha. XD

Here's the song he sings after we see his form for the first time.

Sorry for the Spanish subtitles, but this is the closest to high quality of the French version I can find. Anyway, the highlight of the movie is when Francoeur (aka the Adorable Flea Monster) and Lucille share a duet together:

La Seine (French version)

Watch it when you've got spare time, nomnomnom. I'm certainly glad I did. :D *adds Francoeur to the list of characters I've got to get icons of*

In Animal Crossing news, Cookie threw a party for Queen Mary today, and Marshal and Skye attended the party too. I love you, Cookie. ;; Never change. ♥

I finally finished my English paper! Now I can curl up and dread my lab exam tomorrow morning. :P

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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Ruki & Poogle :: Artists)


Dear gods, this is so adorable. ;; Ninten, Loid and Ana's voices are perfect for them and so cute and ghdkjsghdkjsghdk

I have the urge to replay Radiation's Halloween hack of Earthbound. Think I ought to do a screencap adventure or attempt a video Let's Play? :o

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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Ruki & Poogle :: Artists)




New Headcanon: The Judge from "OFF" is a Sphynx cat, and Zacharie gives him weekly baths. :3

I want OFF icons, nom.



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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Team Rocket :: Fabulous)
My dreams can be really cruel sometimes. I dreamed I was reading this awesome Sonic comic and I was excited about getting the next one. There was also an ad for a SatAM movie done by professional animators (who worked for Animaniacs, Tiny Toons, etc.) called "The End", which is basically supposed to be the conclusion of the entire series. Dear lord, if only that was real. ;;

Also, this AMV is amazing. I know jack about Eva, but the editing... wow. *-*



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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Rarity :: Worst. Possible. Book!)
Someone made a homage to BEN.wmv and the Mario 64 pasta. Not too bad. The Toads with BEN's face on them are certainly creepier than recent stuff I've seen. :P

Remember when I made fun of the Mario 64 creepypasta? This time, Sonic gets a turn! "Sonic.EXE" sure gets circulated a lot, despite well... being cliche as hell. Zalgo'd Sonic, oooooooh, scary!

The pasta's here and the gameplay's here. I also thought this guy's playthrough was rather amusing. Onto the riffing!

TEH GAM WIT ALL TEH BLOD )

You know, there really ought to be creepypasta bingo cards, like with yaoi. I think I made a blackout with this pasta alone!

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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Ib :: Uh Oh)
Tissa David, who died on Aug. 21 at age 91 in New York, was one of the world's great animators and a woman whose artistry is peerless in the traditionally male-dominated animated-cartoon field.

Fuck. She died the day before my birthday, too. I may not be overly familiar with Tissa's work, but I adored her animation in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure" and from what I read in John Canemaker's book, she was absolutely hardcore. She survived bombings, starvation, crossing the Hungarian border, language barriers, and she challenged the animation industry by proving that a woman can be a great animator. ("In America, animation was a jealously guarded men's field," she said. "So girls should be assistants, inkers, painters—not animators.") Kudos to you, Tissa. Hope you're having fun in the afterlife.



Edit: There's plans for a new Raggedy Ann & Andy movie.

I only have this to say: Please please please please please please PLEASE don't be like the live-action/CGI "The Smurfs." Though I won't complain about Neil Patrick Harris having a good role. ;D Maybe as Andy... Fuck, now I can't unsee it.

Okay, one more thing. Live-action doesn't sound like it'll bode well, but I hope they can make the puppetry/CGI work without suffering from Uncanny Valley Syndrome. There... are some things that just work better as 2D animation. :/

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Jimmy and I were delayed by three days, since we couldn't see each other on the weekend or Monday, but when we met up yesterday, it was totally worth it. ♥ And what does he do after I read him Sonadow badfic? He looks for a .pdf of "50 Shades of Grey" to download, saying he'll read it to me once I get on Skype. Le sigh. He was surprised and disgusted that there were three books though. XD Poor Jimmy, you claim to be so logical and jaded, but you still have your naive moments.

Speaking of 50 Shades of Grey, here's a dramatic reading by Gilbert Gottfried. (NSFW, audio-wise)

I'd buy the audiobooks in a heartbeat if he ever did the entire series.

Edit: Check out the English beta names for the first 150 Pokemon!. Some of those names are... really bad. "Att"/"Lantis" for Kabuto/Kabutops? "Hocus"/"Pocus" for Abra/Kadabra? Really? "Foxfire" for Vulpix, wow so creative. :/ It's interesting how many of them retained their Japanese names though, like "Pudding"/Jigglypuff and "Lucky"/Chansey. Koffing and Weezing are referred to as "NY" and "LA"... New York and Los Angeles respectively. Dang, that's harsh. :o Meanwhile, Marowak is "Guardia", which immediately makes me want to make "Chrono Trigger" jokes.

I'll admit "Aria" is cute for Clefairy though. But then they got lazy and just added "la" at the end for Clefable's name, so I'm glad those names were ditched. :P

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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Lilligant :: Tired)
Grim Colberty Tales with Maurice Sendak: Part 1 + Part 2

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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Pinkie Pie :: BAAAAAW)
Puri decided to quit delaying the torture and get "Thumbelina" out of the way. While it's Idiot Plot Central, I surprisingly liked it better than "The Pebble and the Penguin." A certain song called "Let Me Be Your Wings" helps like... a whole friggin' lot. Especially since it's the best song (hell, thing) in the entire damn film. Even if it is a ripoff of "A Whole New World", it still gives me warm gooey fangirl feelings in all the right ways. So yeah, I genuinely love that song. ;; As for my thoughts on the infamous "Marry the Mole"... let's say that after I've been exposed to an atrocity like Hot Problems, I've been desensitized from the worst Barry Manilow had to throw at me from that film.

Now that I've gotten those two 90s Bluth films out of the way, that leaves me room to watch quality movies, particularly a certain obscure gem that's been recommended to me... "The Sea Prince and Fire Child"/"The Legend of Sirius" made by Sanrio, the same studio who brought you the Unico movies and "Ringing Bell."

"Sea Prince and Fire Child" is the English dub, while "Legend of Sirius" is the Japanese version. I've watched both of them similtaneously and it's interesting to compare them. Some lines/scenes I liked better in the dub than the sub and vice versa. The dub does have its fair share of Narm, though. :P Only the sub has an opening and ending theme, while the dub is just instrumental. :o Shouldn't really matter which version you watch though.

Sea Prince and Fire Child: Part 1
The Legend of Sirius: Part 1

What's it about? It's loosely based off of "Romeo & Juliet", starring an Underwater Peter Pan and a Fiery Feferi.

Non-Spoiler Verdict: Oh my god. ALL. MY. FUCKING. FEELS.

AND THE SPOILER VERDICT. I don't think it needs a warning, but there's non-sexual boobs under the cut, just to be on the safe side. )

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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (BW2 Girl :: Blushie)


If you're a Pokemon fan in any form, this is totally hilarious. My favorite interviewee has to be Spinda, pffft.

This will tide you over while I prepare the next Top 100 Pokemon post~ ♥

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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Dave Strider :: Coolkid)
Bitty!James Rolfe is so cute.

His Sonic memories one made me wibble at the end. Awwww. ;;

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here_inmyhead: Raggedy Ann as animated in "Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure." (1977) (Shadow :: Holy Fanservice Batman)
Hey guys! Wanna know how infamously glitchy Sonic 2006 is? Here ya go!



I've been watching the LP of Sonic 2006 to pass the time when Jean wasn't reading Homestuck with me, and lately, I've been getting a strange sense of nostalgia from my time in Sonic fandom. Hell, after I talked to Sipp on Plurk, I felt inspired to make an RP account for E-102 Gamma from Sonic Adventure 1, and did it. I'll refine it and make icons for him later after I replay the game. Just... wow. I used to love Gamma. :o And I totally shipped him with Amy. I still do.

Aside from Pokemon, Sonic the Hedgehog fandom had a lot of "firsts" for me. My first serious crush on a fictional character (Shadow the Hedgehog, which I felt a lot of guilt for, mostly because I was scared of being a "rabid fangirl" and that I was gonna be labeled as a "furry", though I eventually stopped caring about the latter. :P Former, on the other hand... hoo boy), the first time I started receiving attention for my work in fandom (not BNF-status, but I've had a couple strangers who went up to me and said, "Hey, aren't you the one who wrote that one fic/that Sonadow essay at [livejournal.com profile] ship_manifesto?" and gave me warm, fuzzy feelings inside. Usually those fans and I became friends. ;;), and hell, even the first time I wrote smut... a looooooooong story which deserves its own entry. :P Gods, the first AMV I ever made was a Shadow the Hedgehog AMV using "Bliss" by Tori Amos. I think I lost it and never recovered it, which is kind of a shame, but then again, I made a couple other old Sonic AMVs too, haha. XD

It's kind of painful for me to look back on my years in Sonic fandom since I went from being a cheerful fangirl who did what she loved to being a paranoid worrywart who was concerned what people and older fans thought of her because she loved Shadow and Sonadow and felt "ostracized" because she enjoyed playing the newer (at the time) games as well as the classics. When I look back on them now, Sonic Heroes and the games after them are crappy. Yet even knowing games like Shadow the Hedgehog are horrendously and painfully cheesy and has all these flaws and tries way too hard to be hardcore ("Where's that DAMN 4th Chaos Emerald!? DAMN DAMN DAMN DAMN WATCH ME SAY DAMN."), I get a sense of guilty pleasure from them due to the time I spent with friends in fandom. Under normal circumstances, I would've found a character like Silver stupid and annoying, and today I really wish he didn't have to be another hedgehog, but... ngggh. Fucking Narm Charm. gjdskgjdksg

My heart will always belong to Sonic Adventure 2 and the earlier games like Sonic CD and S3&K though. Fuck yes.

I don't get me started how much I whined about Sonic elitists. It's like I spent the last part of my active years of Sonic fandom feeling "persecuted" and miserable, and it shows in the last few Sonadow fics I written. To the point I think my friends were calling me out for it. When I think about it, the more I want to strangle my past self. I was so concerned with being a "good" Shadow and Sonadow fan, even in the eyes of people who didn't like them, and... gdhskjghdkjsgh. I even gotten into fights with a couple friends about this, and lost one of them because of it. I spent too much time worrying about what other people thought. You can see why this was painful for me to think about. I feel like Karkat from Homestuck with his self-loathing and how much he detests his past self for being so moronic, 'cause I'm feeling exactly the same way when I look at myself in my late years of Sonic fandom.

As my Sonic obsession waned into hiatus (a little before I got into Earthbound), I finally got around to watching SatAM despite feeling "poisoned" and what do you know, I loved it. I started to mellow down, thank god, and stuck around to spazz about the series for a while. Sonic/Sally became my favorite het pairing for Sonic, I shipped Bunnie/Rotor, and it was around the time the Sonic Kink Meme ([livejournal.com profile] kinkyclosetzone, which I helped name) opened. It's pretty much dead now, I think. XD The other day, my friend and I were talking about robot sex ("How does it work? Transformers fandom is divided over this."), and though she wasn't much familiar with the fandom, I linked her to my favorite Shadow/Omega fic (NSFW, despite wires and robotics) for referential purposes. (Her response: "Hee hee. Code-fondling.")

So yesterday, I decided to browse the kink meme to read old fills. I came across an old request of mine, which wanted Sonic/Griff from the "Warp Sonic" SatAM episode. I went on, expecting nobody answered that one ever, except... bam. A fill. Written two months after I left it. And... it's fucking incredible. (NSFW) I don't know how I never saw that fic in my LJ message box, but it's been about three years before I finally read this fic. Even though the writer will probably never know my thanks, I left it anyway. God, I wonder if I should've de-anon'd myself. But just... I'M FEELING SO MUCH EMOTION. WHOEVER YOU ARE, YOU HAVE ALL MY LOVE IN THE WORLD. ;; I wonder if it's even someone I know, though I don't think I recognize the style. I can't help but feel guilty somehow. But still... anon, whoever you are. Thank you.

Reading that fic meant a lot to me, and I've been feeling sort of crummy lately. Namely about my creativity (or lack of it).

Sometimes, I wonder if ought to finish that humongous Sonadow fic I started that was going to be one of my fandom magnum opuses. Post-SA2, Shadow was caught in space and taken inside a hidden lab in the Mystic Ruins run entirely by a sentient supercomputer named P.A.N.D.O.R.A. PANDORA likes to build creepy advanced robots, including the Leviathan, and has experimented on an unconscious Shadow for three years. Shadow wakes up before he's "ready" and steals a Chaos Emerald one of the robots brought in and escaped. Sonic, having since moved on, is troubled why he still remembers a rival he barely knew. Meanwhile, Dr. Eggman wants to seek out PANDORA and claim the lost lab and the creations inside for his own. Shit goes down in Mystic Ruins and Sonic chases Dr. Eggman. The Leviathan is trying to hunt Shadow, and the two hedgehogs meet again... Cue "WTF!?" In short, Sonic and friends must stop Eggman while figuring out what the hell is up with the PANDORA business and its connection to Shadow. Sonic & Shadow begrudgingly work together, and end up more tangled in each another than they'd like to admit, playing right into PANDORA's logic-minded hand...

If I stopped to work on it, would I feel closure? Sometimes I wonder if I should save it as maybe a future original work, but the story is clearly written to be for the Sonic universe. To take out all the Sonic essence would be robbing it of its soul. I will never be able to unsee it as something that used to be "about Sonic." I'm like this with my other incomplete big fanfic projects I started too. Augh.

tl;dr: Puri was a self-pitying paranoid moron for her latter years in Sonic fandom, and is now wibbling over old crap and a lovely fic featuring a super obscure pairing someone left her in a time capsule. She then goes on to fret about her own fanfiction again. WHOO SELF-DEPRECATION

Damn blue hedgehogs giving me feelings.

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