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Posted by Courtney @ 2:13 PM
Mm-hmm... So, Thanksgiving was fun. I played with my eleven-year-old cousin and listened to my mother and aunt talk. Then, afterwards, my family went to the movies, per tradition. We saw Four Christimases... Gah, I hate holiday movies. They're all the same. And none of them will be remembered in ten years. Well, except for Christmas Vacation. That's a great movie!
I'm... I'm supposed to be doing Biology homework right now. Yeah... Now working out so well. I'm waiting for my dad to come back home so I can ask him what "mechanism of infection" is supposed to mean...
For your entertainment purposes: The Allen and Craig Show! Episode 9. (These guys are freaking hilarious! Seriously, at least watch the beginning.)
Craig reminds me of Eric Foreman from That '70s Show, and Allen reminds me of Reese from Malcolm in the Middle. The similarities are frightening!
Posted by Courtney @ 12:25 PM
"From people turning into bologna to dancing cows..."
-Cap't Scurvy (iTunes review)
As many cult phenomena are, INVADER ZIM was ahead of its time and misunderstood by its handlers. Nickelodeon canceled the show prematurely, not knowing quite what to do with it, just as it was developing a dedicated audience. The entire series is now collected here. INVADER ZIM is an alien Irken, banished from his homeworld for ruining the Irken plot to rule the universe. With the announcement of the newer and better plot, Zim begs his masters for another chance. Eager to rid themselves of the irritating Zim, he is sent to Earth, which he believes it is his mission to conquer. Disguising himself as a boy, Zim goes to human school to learn more about the beings it is his sacred duty to dominate. But only Dib, a paranoid enthusiast of the occult, realizes who and what Zim is. Now Zim finds himself with an opponent just as dedicated and incompetent as he. INVADER ZIM won its audience through a combination of vivid, bizarre characters, black humor, and atmospheric music. It was created by comics artist Jhonen Vasquez, also behind the cult comic book JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC.
(review from ebay)
Heh, heh. Black humour. That's for sure! I just love the way this show is described here. It's perfect!
This is definitely my favourite non-anime cartoon! Eh, well, the only cartoon I *ever* watch.
It was canceled by Nickelodeon because (besides the reason above) it was "disturbing for children." Actually, I agree with that. This show is way more suited for teens. I remember seeing a couple of episodes when I was younger, and it kind of freaked me out. The episodes I remember seeing were... The lice episode and the FBI Warning episode.
Heh, someone reviewed Invader Zim on iTunes and said "It gets so weird sometimes that you wonder why you're still watching it, but in between those strange moments, it's flat-out hilarity."
This show can be so RANDOM, too! Like, in the episode with Tak? Dib was running back and forth, trying to find a way to stop her, and on the last time he ran across the screen, he was skipping and licking an ice cream cone! I had to watch that three times before I could convince myself that I wasn't hallucinating.
Of course, Gir is the best example of randomness.
"I want to be a mongoose. Can I be a mongoose dog?"
"Hi, floor! Make me a sammich!"
"I'm going to roll around on the floor for a bit, 'kay?"
"I'm running... I'm running... I'm running... I'M NAKED!"
Zim: Gir! Come to the observatory! Gir(pops head out of hole in ceiling): Yeeees? Zim: What have you done to the telescope? Gir: Nothing. Zim: You haven't touched it? Something is broken and it's not YOUR fault?? Gir(sounding frightened) I know...I'm scared too!
...You get the point.
I'm so sad because I haven't been able to watch the second season yet!!! I tried a Nick site, but it was all screwed up. Maybe I'll try it on my 'rents computer... (I know they'll love that.)
Hey, look! Cosplay!
Posted by Courtney @ 12:40 AM
I love this song :D Sung by Sugiyama Noriaki, aka Uchiha Sasuke ;P
From the new Naruto All Stars CD.
I want to buy it, but it costs so much on Amazon!
Sorry, I haven't posted much.
Posted by Courtney @ 1:03 PM
*Two words: missile swarms.
*Luke would do a lot more screaming.
*All the important stuff, like Ben's death, would be repeated three times.
*Vader would be at least eight feet tall.
*X-wings and Y-wings would transform, and then combine to form a more powerful craft.
*The Death Star's super laser would have an even flashier charge-up sequence.
*The destruction of Alderaan would be preceded by idyllic ground-side sequences. Then everyone looks up, and BOOOOM. (cf Hiroshima)
*When Luke lines up on the exhaust port, he hears Ben's voice. Everything freezes, tight clasp on one of Luke's eyes as the background goes black. "Luke. Trust your feelings."
*Yoda would look much like Happosai.
*Fans would draw pictures of a naked Luke and Leia embracing *after* their parentage was revealed. In fact, it might not be revealed until after they'd slept together (cue the angst).
*Jabba the Inju would get a lot more, um, friendly with Slave Girl Leia. (FAN SERVICE!)
*The Emperor would be even taller than Vader.
*The Ewoks would be even cuter. (Eeeeeee...)
*Lando and the Falcon would be destroyed, probably accompanied by a flashback with lots of cherry blossoms.
*Han Solo, being the epitome of American Power, would be blond, carry around a HUGE gun, and scare small children.
*Alternately, Han would wear an eye patch and cape. (and the Millennium Falcon would have a poop deck...)
*The Mon Calimari would have ships that heavily resembled units from the various Darius games. (Giant mechanical FISH!)
*Luke would have black hair, and be a lot more negative.
*Light sabers would be replaced by katanas or Chinese long-swords that would glow so you could see which was flashing against the black background. The swords would have to be metal, so that injuries could be emphasized with gushing blood.
*Chewbacca would have horns, although he might otherwise resemble an upright Mugi.
*The Emperor would have tall spiky hair and little bits of things would float upward in slow-mo when he zaps Luke.
*Lightsaber scenes wouldn't be 9 (counted!) per 6-hour trilogy, but per half-hour episode.
*The AT-AT would have claws. BIG ones.
*Vader would still be Luke's father, but we would have known about it waaaaay before Luke did.
*Luke's uncle and aunt would really be alive!
*The sand crawler would have flown.
*We'd see the Sarlac's full body.
*Leia wouldn't have a band of surgical tape constraining her generously sized breasts in all three movies except for the Metal Bikini scene.
*For that matter, Leia wouldn't have been wearing a Metal Bikini, either.
*The Rancor wouldn't have had a big bold black outline, but it would have drooled MUCH more.
*The AT-ST would have been either arm less and rounded or armed and squared off, not arm less and squared.
*Imperial pilots would have been cloned from the very beginning.
*Every time Vader tells some fool that he's underestimating the power of the Dark Side, the bystanders would mutter "Sugee!"
*The music and soundtrack would be much worse and less orchestrated, but have singable lyrics.
*Greedo wouldn't have been the only one with blue hair.
*There wouldn't be Imperial-class Star Destroyers. Super-class Destroyers would be the *very bare minimum*.
*The sound of the Force would have been "DONNNNG!" (a la Akira)
instead of "WhwhWhwhWhwhWhwho..."
*Three words: Super Deformed Stormtroopers.
*Princess Leia would wear a sailor suit...and she would sing.
*Vader wouldn't have to squeeze air to kill a guy with the force. He would just touch him and tell him "You are already dead," followed by gratuitously vile explosions.
*Luke's aunt and uncle would run a dojo instead of a farm.
*The Millennium Falcon would sport a big skull and crossbones.
*Luke wouldn't have to use a rope to jump across a trench. Anime heroes can jump as far as they want to.
*Emperor Palpatine would have a daughter. In an amusing mix-up, Luke would be betrothed to her.
*Bandai would make kick-ass toys.
*R2-D2 would be cuter...and he would fly.
*The explosion of the Death Star would be shown with a sequence of watercolor paintings.
*C-3PO would be a girl robot...with the hots for Luke.
*People would actually drink beer in the cantina.
*Luke would not build his own lightsaber. He would have to win it from a demoness who has been imprisoned for thousands of years... and who has the hots for Luke.
*Obi Wan Kenobi wouldn't disappear when Vader cuts him down, he'd get sliced in half. It would just take him a couple of seconds to figure it out.
*There would be a LOT more walkers.
*X-wings would have cool heads-up displays.
*Emperor Palpatine's legs and lower torso would dissolve into a mass of cables and merge with the new Death Star.
*Did I mention Princess Leia's sporty yet feminine powered armor?
*Speeder bikes would be replaced by monster-sized racing cycles...with lasers.
*Boba Fett would have a bigger part.
*A nemesis TIE fighter pilot would defect...and have the hots for Luke.
*Luke wouldn't agonize over Vader being his dad until AFTER he killed him.
*The American voice actors would be crap, and the subtitled version would be more expensive.
*Series titles would be Star Wars, Star Wars Zeta, and Forever Star Wars Double Zeta. People would argue interminably about the time line conflicts
Posted by Courtney @ 3:30 PM
This online translator cracks me up. I was bored, so I typed Japanese words into it. If the results weren't completly confusing, they were hilarious:
ください(please) = Give it
コートニー(Courtney) = Coat Knee
ごめん なさい(I'm sorry) =Unwelcome
And, of course, to prove that you should never use an online translator unless it is absolutly neccesary:
いっらっしゃいませ(welcome)= 《主語なし》It is and do っらっ and do now ゃ
Posted by Courtney @ 9:56 AM
I am back from camp!
Okay, first off, I didn't make this clear. Sorry! I didn't have access to a computer at camp, I made the posts ahead of time and scheduled them to be posted while I was gone. ごめん！(Sorry!)
Posted by Courtney @ 3:02 PM
1. If they say they're John Doe from XYZ Company, ask them to spell their name. Then ask them to spell the company name. Then ask them where it is located, how long it has been in business, how many people work there, how they got into this line of work, if they are married, how many kids they have, etc. Continue asking them personal questions or questions about their company for as long as necessary.
2. Say "no" over and over. Be sure to vary the sound of each one, and keep a rhythmic tempo, even as they are trying to speak. This is most fun if you can do it until they hang up.
3. If MCI calls trying to get you to sign up for the Family and Friends Plan, reply, in as sinister a voice as you can, "I don't have any friends, would you be my friend?"
4. If they start out with, "How are you today?" say, "I'm so glad you asked, because no one these days seems to care, and I have all these problems. My arthritis is acting up, my eyelashes are sore, my dog has the gout..."
5. If the company cleans rugs, respond: "Can you get out blood? Can you get out goat blood? How about human blood?"
6. Tell the telemarketer you are busy at the moment and ask him/her if he/she will give you his/her home phone number so you can call him/her back. When the telemarketer explains that telemarketers cannot give out their home numbers say, "I guess you don't want anyone bothering you at home, right?" The telemarketer will agree and you say, "Me either!" Hang up.
7. Ask them to repeat everything they say several times.
8. Insist that the caller is really your buddy Leon, playing a joke. "Come on, Leon, cut it out! Seriously, Leon, how's your momma?"
9. Tell them you are hard of hearing and that they need to speak up . . . louder . . . louder . . .
10. When the salesperson asks, "Is this the homeowner?" say, "Is this the salesperson?" And when they say, "Yes," hang up.
Posted by Courtney @ 10:14 AM
Okay, I will post more untill I get home from camp. Gomen. Lol. Here's something that I posted a long, long time ago... Funny! And true :D
Only in America... can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance...
Only in America... do people order double cheese burgers, a large fry and a diet coke...
Only in America... do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters...
Only in America... do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and leave useless things and junk in boxes in the garage...
Only in America... do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we won't miss a call from someone we didn't want to talk to in the first place...
Only in America... do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight...
Only in America... do we use the word politics to describe the process so well. Poli in Latin meaning many and tics meaning blood sucking creatures...
Posted by Courtney @ 10:09 PM