amredthelector: (11th doctor)



oh hey this reminds me I never did post any of my Rocky Horror photos...
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Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show

Justice League Unlimited, "Epilogue"

Okay, so it isn't really a Batman Beyond episode, but since it was meant to serve as an ending to the series, I'll count it as such.

And I hate it. Haaaaaate it. I've heard so many people say that they think it ties up the series and makes sense of it, and I just don't get that. 1) The series already had a great ending, both in its own series and in the movie. 2) The series ALREADY MADE SENSE, this just made it STUPID.

I hate that Terry became Bruce's son in this. As far as I'm concerned, that is not canon. It destroys Terry's character. The thing I loved about him was that he was nothing like Bruce. He wasn't like the Robins, either. A fuck this whole 'he was destined to be Batman' bullshit. That contradicts some of the greatest moments Terry's had, where he pointed out that he chose to be Batman, he stole the Batsuit on his own, he didn't wait for Bruce to adopt him like the Robins.

That episode ruined Terry. It will never be canon for me.

In other news, over the summer I've been working on a playlist for Villain Songs from musicals. There's just something about villain songs... they're often the grandest, most elaborate, and most fun numbers in any musical. So far, my list is over 2 hours long, and I'm still trying to find more songs for it. Unfortunately, some of my favorites are hard to come by (like Snake in the Grass from The Little Prince), but I'm still pretty pleased with what I have. I'm going to go ahead and put the list under the cut, so if you'd like, take a look. And if you have any suggestions, I'll take 'em!

Villain Songs )
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Okay, Glee? You know I love you, despite your many, many flaws.

But Ice Ice Baby will never be a good song. No matter what you do, it sucks.

Thanks for making me choke on my water with laughter.
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There's a concert going on in the field across from my dorm. And despite being a good half a block away from the field, in a room with closed door and window, I can still hear the music. Whaaaat. And it's hip hop, which is my least favorite genre of music (mainly because it's never really made me feel anything, emotionally, or made me want to get up and move, which are the two things I look for in music).

Other then that, today has been an awesome day. I went to the Founder's Day festival in old town, and got to watch some Pueblo dancers and it was nice. Mom and sis then took me to the botanic gardens and aquarium, which were both really fun. This town has one of the most kid-friendly botanic garden's I've ever seen - there's this huge dragon statue and a section with all these giant fake bugs and pinecones and stuff that make you feel like you've been shrunk down. Very fun.

Got lots to do these last few weeks of school. My public speaking final is on thursday, and I'm stoked. I'm actually going to go practice my speech in a few minutes. But yeah, end-of-the-semester busy stuff. Only two more weeks of classes and then finals week, though! Almost done!
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So my sister just gave me a copy of District 9. Which I'm stoked about, because I've only seen the first half of it, and really liked it, and have been meaning to watch the second half. Though it does make me noticed how odd a DVD collection I have. Most of them are DVDs I took from my dad, but they're pretty much the movies I watch the most. And they are:

Ghost Rider
Hellboy 2
Bladerunner: The Final Cut
Starship Troopers
Hot Fuzz
The Fall
Robin Hood: Men in Tights

So, like, two really artsy films (Bladerunner and The Fall) aaaand then a lot of silly things. I don't really know what this says about me. Other then I need to get me some musicals on DVD. Especially Little Shop of Horrors, Mamma Mia!, Hairspray, and Singin' in the Rain.

My sis and mom are in town for the weekend. They came down to be with me for an induction ceremony for the national honors society that happened tonight, and they'll be here through sunday.

Also, I swear to god, the song "Lay All Your Love On Me" is just following me around. The ABBA version was over the PA at the dining hall yesterday morning, the Erasure version came up on Pandora yesterday, and the Steps version just came up on Pandora when I started it up just now. But... I can't say I mind. I actually like ABBA (except for "Dancing Queen" because I swear I heard that damn song five times a week back when I worked at the hardware store and we played an "oldies" station 24/7 over the PA), because they're fun.
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When I first heard the term 'drag race' I was about six or seven, and my first thought was "Wow, it's really mean to make a bunch of guys run around a track in dresses and high heels." I didn't realize that a drag race actually involved cars until I was almost out of middle school. I kind of prefer my version.

So I think I might be allergic to the handsoap that's put up in the dorm bathroom. My hands have been rather dry lately, and the past few days they've been really red and raw. I stopped using the soap in the bathroom in my dorm for a few days, and bought some of my own for my room, and my hands have been doing a lot better. Lotion has also helped. Still, I'm a bit concerned that soap is potentially making my hands just raw as hell.

Cybersix is fucking amazing. I didn't hear about this show until just a few hours ago, but I tracked it down and have watched a few episodes and oh my god. Awesome. There's only 13 episodes though, and I'm kind of scared of watching the whole thing because I know I'll get attached to it and just feel sad when it's over. I wonder if there are translations of the original Argentinian comics floating around somewhere?

Got done reading Blackest Night. Very awesome, and I really want to continue reading The Flash now. I'm a bit disappointed with the ending, but it was still very enjoyable. A good gateway comic, I think.

And lastly, meme snagged from [ profile] umi_mikazuki under the cut:
Music meme )
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Oh Freddy Mercury, you were too good for this world. <3

Also, hooray for shiny new adorable icon of Stitch!

meme fail

Jan. 29th, 2010 08:37 pm
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Day 8: A photo that makes me angry or sad

I... honestly can't think of a photo that makes me said or angry. :/ I don't keep around photos that make me upset, and I'm not about to go looking for one that makes me upset. So. Yeah.

I feel like I should say something here so... it seems that all the new music I've been getting into is all through things webcomic makers suggest. Like, I love The Protomen, which I first heard about over at Johnny Wander, and because of Hanna Is Not A Boy's Name I'm giving Ludo a chance. I don't know if this says anything about me or what. *shrug*
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Soooo hey, I decided to go ahead and do a 30-day meme. Because I don't post here all that much, and what I do if fairly boring. Yeah.

Day 1: My favorite song

A Passion Play by Jethro Tull.

Okay, maybe it's cheating to choose a song that covers both sides of an album, but really, this is my favorite work of music ever. The instrumentals are complex and interesting, switching through genres as the album continues, and it showcases Ian Anderson's intense and gorgeous flute work. Though, what really makes me love this song is the lyrics. Jethro Tull is easily my favorite band, and that has a lot to do with Ian Anderson's writing. A Passion Play is wonderfully poetic, and it takes multiple listenings to understand the story of the song which is a plus for me. This isn't the kind of song I can just put on as background noise while I'm working on the computer - if I want to listen to it, I only listen to it, because it's so beautiful and complex that I want to be able to sink into it. I've created a whole sort of music video of the song in my head, actually, that I can watch in my mind's eye when I hear this song. If I had the time, patience, money, and ability to, I'd make my head-video into a real thing, but it would be damned hard, and need live action, CGI, and traditional animation. I won't even try to explain it, because I'd be here all day.

Still, I love this song. It may seem odd that I can't have my favorite song on as background noise, but I think that's a compliment towards the band. I consider this song so lush, so interesting, that I'm compelled to drop everything and only focus on it when I listen to it. I don't think there is any other song that I will do that for.

If you'd like to hear it, someone put it up on youtube in chunks (it's about 45 minutes long):
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

And the rest of the meme will go as such:
Day 2: My favorite movie
Day 3: My favorite television program
Day 4: My favorite book
Day 5: My favorite quote
Day 6: My biggest pet peeve
Day 7: A photo that makes me happy
Day 8: A photo that makes me angry or sad
Day 9: A photo I took
Day 10: A photo of me taken over ten years ago
Day 11: A photo of me taken recently
Day 12: Whatever tickles my fancy
Day 13: A fictional book
Day 14: A non-fictional book
Day 15: A fanatic
Day 16: A song that makes me cry
Day 17: An art piece
Day 18: Whatever tickles my fancy
Day 19: A talent of mine
Day 20: A hobby of mine
Day 21: A recipe
Day 22: A website
Day 23: A YouTube video
Day 24: Whatever tickles my fancy
Day 25: My day, in great detail
Day 26: My week, in great detail
Day 27: My month, in great detail
Day 28: My year, in great detail
Day 29: Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30: Whatever tickles my fancy
amredthelector: (MomoTendou)
Oh hey, I just found my Meatloaf CD. So here, have some epic rock spam.

Now that? That is true rock.

Also, did you know that Meatloaf and Tim Burton had planned to make a Batman musical? Somehow I doubt it would be as epic as this one.
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Never drive 800+ miles in three days if you can avoid it.

Grandfather's funeral was... nice. My dad put it together, so it was less a standard religious thing and more just everyone telling funny stories about the guy. I liked it. I think it was the best funeral I've ever been too, since it was more the celebration of life then mourning of death.

My sister found her old copy of the soundtrack for Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker and gave it to me. We listened to it in the car, and I've got to say, it is one of the most intense and metal soundtracks I've ever heard. Also, slowly but surely, I'm gaining more and more old BB swag for cheap.

Sink's leaking in my dorm faucet pretty bad, I'm thinking of calling maintenance to come and check it out on monday.
amredthelector: (11th doctor)
So, there are very few things that make me literally fall out of my chair laughing. But Voldemort tap dancing is definitely one of them.

(Voldy starts dancing at about 3:20)
And if you liked that, check out the rest of A Very Potter Musical, you can watch the all of it starting here. Trust me, it is hilarious.
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Last night I had my final school band concert.

It's really sinking in that I'm going to college in August. Wow.
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I saw DeVotchKa in concert for the first time last night! I've heard a lot about their live performances, so I had some pretty high expectations. They did not let me down!

It included some amazing light shows, a classic string ensemble, and the thing that makes DeVotchKa the most unique band I've ever heard - a theremin. Of course, it would not have been complete without their trademark stunt of hiring Burlesque dancers for the show, and their grand finale featured two such women doing amazing tricks on giant scarves suspended from the ceiling.

It was a fantastic show, and one of the most unique concert-going experiences I've ever had.

Also, they had an indie band play the opening called Quixotic. They were really cool too - their music was sort of new age, sort of marching band, sort of gypsy. They also featured some wild light shows and a group of ballet/belly dancers. I dunno if I'd listen to them on a regular basis, but the performance certainly was awesome.
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free art meme:
comment in this post get to request a sketch of a character of their choosing from me. In return, they have to post this in their journal, regardless of drawing ability level. If you absolutely can't draw, I don't see why you wouldn't be able to offer drabbles or icons or something instead.


I've got... a lot of nerdy stuff to talk about. Buuut I'll do that later. School band concert tonight! I'm playing Alto Sax, and this is my first time being first chair (besides freshman year, when I was the only sax, and got 1st chair by forfeit). Hoping it goes well and I don't have to strange our god awful clarinetists.
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So, I was poking around Youtube today, looking for the songs from Disney's Mulan (shut up, it's my favorite movie. I can recite about 80% of it from memory), and I realized something. Y'know how celebrities inspire some people to be skinnier? Well, Jackie Chan inspires me to be the best martial artist I can be.

Seriously. The dude's awesome. He had his own cartoon, for cryin' out loud.
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I PROMISED TEH ART! HERE BE TEH ART! Hitaro Maldrake is a character that's been rolling around in my head for a while now. But no matter what, I just couldn't get him down on paper. The first few attempts looked too young and pretty, and the later ones made him look too nice. But this is finally it. :) I'll talk about him more later.

I got a chance to really listen to the new DeVotchKa CD, A Mad and Faithful Telling, today. A few days ago, I'd read a review of it in a local paper, which said that the band has 'more of a pop rock feel' in this album. That's bunk. A single song has a more rock type drum beat in it, but the rest of the song (and the rest of the CD) is DeVotchKa's signature eastern european mariachi fare.
This album is the first one in which the band has included liner notes with lyrics, which is really nice. Sometimes it gets really hard to tell what the lead singer is saying. Having read the lyrics, I've started to pick up on what I think the album is about. The band never out right says what their message is - they like people to decide for themselves. I personally see it as a story of a struggling musician in the 1930s/1940s, living in some large city like New York, or San Francisco. Trying to support a family far away, and making less and less money, he gets involved in an organized crime syndicate (like Zoot Suit meets The Godfather). It's about his regrets, his love, his music.

Of course, I'll never know what it's REALLY about, but that's okay. And in short; I like this album. Very nice, with this howling vocal moving throughout that just haunts you. It tends to lean more on the mexican instrumentals, but occasionally brings in the very gypsy sound. Find it, give it a listen.
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I'm trying out some new ways to do lineart. It takes a lot longer then normal, but the results are awesome.

Also, I found a new band. Shiny Toy Guns (or just 'The Shinys') is a very cool pop/techno group. Lots of your standard techno beats, with enhanced vocal accompaniment. The kind of music that would work perfectly at a rave. (Which is probably why I like to so much ;p)

And they have a techno cover of 'Putting on the Ritz'. C'mon. That's awesome, you know it.
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Quick watercolor I did last night while listening to DeVotchKa Some things turnout out good, others I could have done better. Ah well.

I'm gonna kill X and take his hoodie


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