gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (Behold!)
Okay, so this may be the best thing ever...

Cut for Peeps naughtiness )

Also, related to my icon: found the English release of Ouran High School Host Club at the mall today, and while the dub's not bad, the English version of the opening and ending songs made me want to stab my ears out. THEY COULD AT LEAST HAVE HIRED SOMEONE WHO COULD STAY ON-KEY, GOD

Edit: Also! I got Little Big Planet! Which I would totally love to play with y'all online once I a) get halfway decent at it, and b) find time to play it in between grading and prepping for class and comps work which I've been putting off.
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (But what about Cheney?)
From [livejournal.com profile] braaaiiins:



.......wow. I mean, really, this is the level of propaganda the other side is getting? Really? I think my favorite bit is the so-obviously-completely-out-of-context quote from Louis Farrakhan (and it pains me to defend him, because I kind of hate Louis Farrakhan) and the Nazi Obama picture from the end. Well, that and their painful attempt at mimicking pro-choice supporters (because they're clearly all butch lesbian radical feminist separatists who want nothing more than to hurt the poor innocent wispy pro-lifers) and at mimicking "Michelle Obama" (who is of course inculcating THE CHILLUNS with the Terrorist and Gay Agendas [tm]).
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (What the hell?)


OH MY GOD [livejournal.com profile] jokersama WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO ME

watch at least until a little after the limo shows up (edit: it's about 4 minutes in, so give it some time!), when it starts to get truly wtf

also, as Puu asked me, best gangsta booty video evar y/y
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (ACK THE SUN)
Apparently Penny Arcade has discovered the Anita Blake series.

That is, however, possibly the best sum-up of the series I have ever seen though, and the main reason I stopped reading them after Obsidian Butterfly. Fun, slightly cheesy vampire-executing romantic suspense antics are good; the formerly celibate heroine being spit-roasted by two werepeople, WHILE THEY ARE IN WERE FORM, is not so much with the good.

After being linked from the related PA news entry to LKH's site, though, I saw the following banner and facefaulted:



...because clearly dogs are just like Holocaust victims.
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (Hungry genius)
Wow, is it sad that I came home and found my day substantially lightened by this fandom_wank post? It's about a furry who's butthurt that no one wants to eat him (and I mean "eat" in the most literal sense).

A few sample quotes )
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (Gay in green)
I submit for your perusal two products that fall firmly in the "do they REALIZE what they called this?" camp.

Exhibit A: the apparently scholarly book Penetrating Wagner's Ring, by John L. DiGaetani. Read the Amazon reviews, they're pretty hilarious. XD

Exhibit B: the store brand fudge-striped shortbread cookies I got the other day, which bear the appetizing brand name of "Fudge Factory." (Hey, they're ring-shaped too! Is this a trend I'm noticing here?)
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (NEED CAFFEINE NOW PLZKTHX)
...man, I'm exhausted and tomorrow's Monday, the beginning of the week. ARGH.

Anyway, as you can probably tell, I kind of had a working weekend - tomorrow I have to present on my seminar paper, and progress thereon, in my Lydgate seminar, and also had to send out a five-page excerpt from my paper this weekend, so I've been really working crazily for a good part of this weekend. (Read: I pulled an all-nighter last night to get the last part of said excerpt beaten into submission and in some semblance of readable-by-others quality.) Still, this means that I do now have a decent chunk of my paper draft done, so that automatically puts me way further ahead of schedule than pretty much any other semester I've taken a seminar, lol. The full 20-page draft isn't due until a week from Friday, but I'm hoping to finish it before then and have it out of my hair.

Speaking of hair, I went and got a haircut today. (I was overdue, since my last haircut was in January I think.) I like it, except that I had them leave it a bit longer on the top, so if the wind blows it wrong it has a distressing tendency to sort of settle into a faux-hawk. (The better you know me in person, the funnier this will probably seem.) So I think I may have to use product, at least for a few days until it settles down a bit, just to keep it from faux-hawking on me. D:

Tomorrow is going to be hellacious, as I have my presentation in the morning, then I have to scramble to get through my reading for Rhetoric (since I will have to lead discussion on it, being the teacher and all), and then I have my German class in the evening. (Also I may be meeting with my seminar prof sometime in there.) D:

On the plus side, Mana Khemia comes out tomorrow, and y'all know how much I like me some Atelier-series gaming.

...I was about to say that if Gamers doesn't have it in tomorrow I'm gonna have to cut someone, but then I realized that I won't be able to play it till Tuesday night/Wednesday anyway (since I have to do my Old Norse translation tomorrow evening for Tuesday, and even after that I probably SHOULDN'T be playing it and SHOULD be finishing up my seminar paper draft), so I guess if they get it in a day or two late I'll be able to deal. STILL I NEED TO START IT ASAP SO I CAN FINISH IT BY THE TIME FES COMES OUT

Finally, linkspam!

Let's Positive Linking!
- I've discovered that I should probably be watching the British show Blackpool. It's several years old and is essentially a straightforward cop/crime drama, but every so often they break into musical numbers set to pop songs to express homoerotic antagonism or to celebrate a drug bust. Note that the series also starred David Tennant (a.k.a. the current Doctor Who)...and that judging from the second video, synchronized dancing is not his strong point. XD
- You know, I'm really glad that YouTube wasn't around when I was a teenager. This is not to say there aren't remnants of my youthful folly online - the Wayback Machine has copies of some rather embarrassing (attempts at) fan translation pages from when I was like 12 - but at least I never had to worry about being an Internet laughingstock, like this girl is.
- New Zealand man receives sentence for claiming that he was raped by a wombat, which caused him to start speaking "Australian." ...I couldn't make this shit up if I tried.
- On a similar note, the latest news on efforts to rekindle pandas' dormant sex drive in order to save the species. I didn't even know porn for pandas existed (unlike panda porn, which I'm sure does exist somewhere in the depths of the Interwebs).
- And finally, this is the best post I've seen on ONTD in ages (link probably not worksafe). I now know far more than I ever wanted to about Bobby Trendy's sex life, but the sheer horrific trainwreckness of this post left me simultaneously going "OH MY GOD NO I CAN'T TAKE ANY MORE" and "...wait, they're refusing to give all the gory details? I CALL SHENANIGANS, GIVE US THE GOODS."

...For some reason I've had this song running through my head all weekend. So because pain shared is pain halved, have some early '90s cheese.
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (Peekaboo!)
Of all the random calls from my parents I've ever received - and I've received a lot - the most random is probably the one I just had from my mom.

(J is me, M is my mom.)

J: Hello?
M: Hi sweetie! I have a question.
J: Yeah?
M: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles...who is Splinter?
J: ...um, okay, he's the Turtles' mentor.
M: I see.
J: He's a martial artist who got turned into a giant rat by toxic ooze.
M: Ahahaha, I'm a rat...
J: ?
M: Okay, that's all I wanted to know. Talk to you Sunday!
J: ...bye?
*click*

>_<;

Mar. 14th, 2008 10:20 am
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (Distinctly suspicious)
Well, LJ once again enters the Ocean of Fail. They've now removed the option for new users to create a Basic (i.e., free, no-strings-attached) account - now your only options are Sponsored (i.e., you have to view ads) or Paid.

What's worse, of course, is that they did it without saying they were doing it, and their only official acknowledgment of it was a news post that basically had a throwaway comment about how "we've made it easier and more streamlined to create accounts! :D" Well, yes, it is generally more streamlined to have only two kinds of account to pick from rather than three, but I have a feeling it's going to result in fewer accounts being created, period. Similarly, this facade of "we reduced this DIFFICULT-TO-READ three-column table into an easy-as-pie two column table! we did it all for the new users!" is blatantly stupid. No one who's able to read a two-column table is going to find themselves utterly stymied by a three-column one, and they just seem to be trying to mask the fact that they're doing it JUST for the money.

Which MIGHT have been fine - I think a lot of LJ members realize that LJ is a business - but only if they'd mentioned it in advance and hadn't tried to slip it under the radar, like a guy who tries to use the "I'm so drunk...oops, wrong hole, teehee!" excuse to try to get his girlfriend to give it up in the pooper.

However, they're also failing to realize that a lot of their members have Basic accounts, and a lot of the stuff paid members come to LJ for is made via Basic accounts, and that a lot of people just won't join if those are the two options. (If, when I'd joined, my two options were "be bombarded with ads" or "pay for this service sight-unseen," I probably never would have come to LJ.) And honestly, I think this has the potential to be a much bigger blow to LJ membership than the infamous Strikethrough. After all, it's a pretty small minority of LJ members who are running around posting underage Harry Potter pornfic, but it's a pretty large majority of LJ accounts that are Basic. And while at this point they're grandfathering in the current Basic accounts, lord only knows whether that will remain the case.

I'm certainly not going to be leaving LJ right now, or any time in the foreseeable future (unless LJ makes everyone ELSE leave, though that's looking increasingly likely), but my Paid account is coming up for renewal in a few days and honestly I'm leery of renewing it now. I probably will end up doing so, but after all, this is the sort of thing that can potentially break a service. And since probably over half my flist are on Basic accounts, if they do extend this to already-extant Basic users - and SUP has made it pretty clear that it wouldn't be beyond them if they think it would be a good business practice - then I can't imagine all that many of y'all would stay, or you'd use the service a lot less. Which would then give me no reason to stay here, since I mostly use LJ to keep in touch with folks.

...I did make an InsaneJournal, just in case. (I'm "yosituna" over there, as some evil person has stolen my "yoshitsune" username, glargh.)

Edit: Oh yeah, I forgot to mention it made Fandom Wank.

bleagh

Mar. 13th, 2008 08:15 am
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (I wanna crawl into a grave)


Weirdest news story EVAR. Only in Kansas.

Also, penisfiers (probably not worksafe).
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (Default)
OH SHIT, NARUTO KILLS

LOCK UP YOUR WEEABOOS

Okay, it's kind of sad, but they lost me the moment they mentioned Naruto, then I just started giggling. Also, not sure how "bright" this kid was, to be quite honest. "OH LOL I AM GOING TO BURY MYSELF HEADFIRST IN SAND LIKE NAROOTOE, BECAUSE I HAVE SAND-MANIPULATING SUPERPOWERS AND DO NOT NEED TO BREATHE...oh wait."
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (I'm no artist)
...When I see things like this on [livejournal.com profile] fandomsecrets, I die a little inside. D:

Edit: Also shit like this; THE STUPID, IT BURNSSSSS USSSSSSS
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (O RLY?)
OMG TOO AWESOME FOR WORDS

(For those of you wondering, this is based on this, but with graphics and characters that are (mostly) from the SNES game Final Fantasy VI.)

In other anime/non-anime mashups, a Kyouya McLovin is good too (from [livejournal.com profile] bemysty).

Edit: Also I think I might have discovered a proper thesis for my paper that's due on Wednesday. SCORE! :D

Edit 2: The best entry on the LJ/SUP brouhaha I've yet to see. XD
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (What the hell?)
Okay, this (TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY NOT SAFE FOR WORK OR LIFE) is quite possibly the most disturbing thing that I've ever seen. (And for some reason people KEEP BRINGING IT UP on the IRC channel I'm on, AUGH.)

I couldn't even read to the end; my own parts were wincing in sympathy too much to continue on. But suffice it to say, this guy is DEEPLY UNBALANCED and should have had mental health care a long, long time ago.

For those wondering what it is, it's about a guy who does extreme - and I mean EXTREME - body modifications to his penis. With pictures. D: D: D:

In other news, happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] shinkun [livejournal.com profile] tastystirfry!

OHSHI-

Oct. 19th, 2007 09:28 pm
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (Gay unicorn)
HOLY SHIT DUMBLEDORE IS GAY

*watches HP fandom implode*
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (I scare me)
Okay, I'm watching Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, and it is by far the MOST FUCKED-UP ANIME I HAVE EVER SEEN. (And I should note that I've seen some fucked-up anime in my day!) Seriously, it's half love comedy with super-cutesy moe-moe girls, and half guro supernatural murder mystery. In addition, it's told in a kind of time loop/alternate story kind of way, so each several episode arc retelling the incident of the Cotton Drifting Festival and the subsequent events begins with "awww, they're on a picnic/at a toy store/playing club games, they're so cute" and ends with "OH GOD STOP BEATING THEM TO DEATH WITH THE BASEBALL BAT/HACKING HIM UP WITH A CLEAVER/STABBING YOURSELF IN THE HEAD REPEATEDLY, THE SQUELCHING SOUNDS ARE KILLING ME."

...Nevertheless, I can't stop watching it; it's really compelling! The mystery is quite intriguing, and I do like the characters in their cute phases (and I even like the characters when they get psycho and/or paranoid so far, in less of an "awww, I like you" way and more in a "OH GOD YOU'RE SCARING THE SHIT OUT OF ME" way). The only thing that truly disturbs me is the graphic violence that ends every arc, just because honestly, watching the end of the first arc, with one character beating two others to death with a baseball bat (heavily shadowed), disturbed me. I can't imagine what my reaction will be to the one later that I hear involves fingernail torture and dismemberment-while-alive. D:

And you know the graphic violence has to be pretty bad to disturb me, given that I've read Harry Potter incestuous skullfucking and/or necrophilia fics and seen cannibalistic guro fanart (especially of the lovable cannibals of Digital Devil Saga) and just laughed 'em all off.

If anyone else is interested in checking it out, I'd say watch at least to the end of episode 4; that brings you to the end of the first arc, and gives you an idea of what exactly the show is capable of. Don't just watch the first episode and think "aww, this is some cutesy crap, Yosi led me astray!" Because each arc may start out that way, but I can guarantee you none of them end that way; and really, the cutesiness just makes the disturbingness that follows THAT MUCH MORE DISTURBING. So, uh, if you're not fazed by graphic violence, and like a good supernatural murder mystery, check it out! All the episodes are up on YouTube: here's the first part of the first episode, and the rest is posted the same way (each episode divided up into three parts).

In non-guro news, I have decided that that last carload-and-a-half of boxes I brought from home at the beginning of the semester have finally defeated my apartment's storage capacity, so it's time for me to sell some shit. I'm still getting stuff together, but when I've got a nice sale-load of stuff, I'll put it up here (since some of y'all might be interested, especially in the fannish stuff). Some of it will be free as long as you pay postage, so keep an eye out for those too!

Let's Positive Linking!
- I Can't Defeat Air Man. A kind of awesome music video that I guess was semi-popular this past summer in Japan? (At least it was used in that NicoNico medley I posted a link to in my last entry; if you're interested in learning more about it or distinguishing which songs were used in it, check this out, or look up the original karaoke version on YouTube.)
- LOLSecretz (from [livejournal.com profile] shinkun [livejournal.com profile] tastystirfry). It's like PostSecret or [livejournal.com profile] fandom_secret, but with LOLCats, and it is AWESOME. XD
- Also, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal is quite possibly the BEST WEBCOMIC EVAR.
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (GRR ARGH)
Today I found on [livejournal.com profile] ohnotheydidnt that Christopher Eccleston (Nine on Doctor Who, InvisiClaude on Heroes) is in Romania filming the movie version of The Dark is Rising, in which he plays the Black Rider.

Now, some background. The Dark is Rising is the second in a series of young adult fantasy books by Susan Cooper, and also the name of the series. The books alternately center around two sets of children, linked by the mysterious old man Merriman Lyon. He is the adopted great-uncle (known as "Gumerry") to Simon, Jane, and Barney Drew, three ordinary English children who discover an ancient cup. And Merriman also is the oldest of the Old Ones, a group of immortal magicians who serve the Light: in this role he serves as mentor to the youngest and last Old One, 11-year-old Will Stanton. Eventually the two groups of children meet, along with Will's Welsh friend, the orphan Bran (who is of higher parentage than he knows), and a final confrontation between the forces of Light and Dark ensue in the final book. It's full of English and Welsh mythology, and centers around the Arthurian mythos especially.

This series of books was one of my absolute favorites when I was a kid. I still reread them regularly. As you can imagine, the news that they were making a movie, that it was coming out in October, and that it featured Chris Eccleston as the Black Rider (the most visible emissary of the Dark, at least at first) made me gleeful as a kitten. I was a little sad that they weren't starting the series with the first book (Over Sea, Under Stone, which features the Drew chidlren discovering the Holy Grail), but I figured it kind of made sense to start with the most well-known one, so I was okay with it.

Then I looked up more info, and my heart sank.

Spoilers for the new movie, and why it will almost certainly suck D: )

RAGE BUILDING, WANT TO KILL...I swear, if they mess up this movie, I will hunt down the producers and rip out their tracheas (tracheae?). T_T
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> ("Special stew")
Happy Monday.

Apparently my 1000th journal entry passed without much fanfare a couple of entries ago. Go me! Also, happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] dincrest!

Also, I am zesting a lemon to make buccellatti, and man, my fingers smell totally awesome. Lemony fresh and zestily sweet! Hopefully the cake will taste as good. I'm making it because [livejournal.com profile] lordtravis, [livejournal.com profile] teachingmusic and [livejournal.com profile] bshippotemkin are coming over for dinner, and I'd like to have dessert for them as well. :D

The other day I saw Saved! at Judith's...man, but is that a funny movie. Jena Malone was good, and Mandy Moore kind of rocked in it. Also, Macaulay Culkin seems halfway normal and slightly well-adjusted now! :O

Let's Positive Linking!
- Hott lesbo Victorian porn. (From [livejournal.com profile] jokersama.) Not worksafe, obviously (it's PORN); also has minor bestiality (so that's why those Victorian ladies all had lapdogs!), subliminal wangs everywhere, unorthodox use of a sundial, and a PENIS-SNAIL. (Those wacky Victorians.) Seriously, how can things get awesomer than a penis-snail? XD
- AHHHHH BIZARRE FRENCH AIDS AWARENESS AD WTF! (From [livejournal.com profile] naruto_nerd; quite probably not worksafe.) I mean, I understand the meaning behind it, and it's certainly memorable, but still, wtf. Though at least they ALLOW advertising for safe sex there...I don't think I've ever seen a TV commercial advocating it here.
- If y'all haven't seen Stephen Colbert's speech at the White House press correspondent dinner/lunch/thing, you should. It's hilarious, though it says something about our government that, like [livejournal.com profile] bshippotemkin, my first response was worry for Colbert's well-being. XD

Edit: Apparently the porn entry has been deleted. And I did not save any of it to my HD to show you guys. I'm gonna have to hunt it down again now, aren't I? D:
gogmagog: The Fourth Doctor from <i>Doctor Who</i> (What the hell?)
Should I be wondering why my clean towels smell like Doritos?

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