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Small thing about Gokaiger 49 [12 Feb 2012|06:46pm]
So let me get this straight. It's got three golden triangles (well, on each face.) It can remake the world according to the wish of whoever finds it. The heroes are led to it by someone named Navi.

Did TOEI just decide their lawyers needed a workout, or what?
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Another 'I thought everyone knew that' moment [12 Feb 2012|06:43pm]
Another time I'm not sure if something's common knowledge or not: Two people who usually know stuff had never heard the term "Occam's razor" before, though I thought it was something pretty much everyone had heard. Do you know the term, and if so, do you expect that pretty much anyone would?
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Tebow 3:16 [17 Jan 2012|07:06pm]
I know this is an odd thing to be the subject of my first post in I-know-not-how-long, but... how'd a guy who isn't even that good a player get super-famous for stopping to pray at apparently random moments?

I mean, it's hardly the best endorsement for God if a mediocre player is the one doing all the spontaneous stop-and-pray moments. Because evidently, it's not doing him any good! If your team's playoff bid ends in getting mutilated 45-10, the heavens were not aiding you. (For those unfamiliar with American football: getting beaten 45-10 isn't just losing, it's getting annihilated. Remember in one of the Indiana Jones movies, when that guy does all these fancy knife moves in the air to show how awesome he is, then Indy just shoots him? 45-10 is losing like that guy. And losing this one means their season's over.)
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Writer's Block: Thank you veterans [11 Nov 2011|11:11pm]

My answer is, just about anyone who does what's right when it's not easy. Especially if no one would have known if they hadn't.

Well, give or take (I don't know what time the site has, and I might not push the button at the exact second) it's 11:11:11 on 11/11/11 here. How much you want to bet there are people expecting the world to end about now?

Still, it does only come once a century and it's pretty cool to be watching when it comes.

Who are your heroes?
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[23 Sep 2011|02:45am]
First sighting of Christmas stuff in a store: Sept 23! Every year I keep meaning to take note of the earliest sighting but never remember to, but this time it's officially on record. Anyone else see Christmas decorations up yet?

Oh, and if two characters' souls were originally halves of the same one from a few hundred years ago, is it icky if they wind up together in the end?
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[12 Sep 2011|01:16am]
http://getoutoftherecat.tumblr.com/ Cats Where They Do Not Belong. (Pretty much all there is to it.)
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Writer's Block: Happily ever after… [16 Jul 2011|08:27pm]
What's Harry going to do now that the series is over?

He's goin' to Disneyworld!
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Writer's Block: Part deux [01 Jul 2011|11:00pm]
Which movie sequel do you like better than the first, and why?

Several, actually. For one thing, almost every superhero movie franchise gives us the origin story we already know in the first one, and then the second one can just focus on telling a good story, and once its universe is established you can add more characters and situations. Superman 2, Spider-Man 2, X2, The Dark Knight, on and on and on.

But it's not just that. Consider the Star Trek movies. First original Trek movie: half insanely long establishment shots that earn it the nickname "The Motionless Picture," and half a rehash of an episode that told the same story <i>much</i> better. Second one was... The Wrath of Khan. If you need further explanation than that, all I can say is... go watch it already. I wager you won't be disappointed. First Next Generation movie: Eh, all right, I suppose. Second... was First Contact. Again, if that doesn't say it all... watch it already. The even vs. odd numbered Star Trek movie rule... it's for real. (At least, until Nemesis was lame and the new movie was insanely good. Hopefully, though, the second-installment rule means the next one will be even better.)
And also, The Empire Strikes Back  over the first Star Wars. And of the second trilogy, Attack of the Clones over Phantom Menace. (Yeah, the "romantic" scenes of AotC were torture, but think about, oh, <i>everything else.</i> Yoda vs. Dooku with lightsabers! Arena battle with monsters. Dooku in general, in fact. And every single frame of film Palpatine was in. Coruscant. Jango. The Jedi as an army of Jedi awesomeness (before they totally check their brains at the door in episode 3. For the one blotch on an otherwise freaking awesome movie, there's this thing called "fast forward." The rest was just pure fun to me.)
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World appears to still be here, what about you? [22 May 2011|07:53pm]
[ mood | explodiated... not ]

Well, the day after the end of the world. I don't know if you've all got 'em, but here there's a billboard or two by that Harold Camping guy who predicted the end of the world yesterday. (Oh, and in 1994. But he was really really really <i>sure</i> this time!)

I just think about the poor souls who believed him. Some people squandered all their money, to the last cent, getting the message out, or just... doing various stuff... because they were a hundred percent certain that there was not going to be a May 22. There's this one woman who, in preparation for this day, turned down medical school in favor of joining Camping's efforts... a lot of stories like that leading up to this. I'm trying to find blogs, etc. by the people who believed it, seeing what they're feeling about now, and planning to do after having completely thrown away everything that would make having a life to go back to on May 22 possible.

They didn't sound like evil people. The message (as far as I can see; I didn't follow it closely from day one or anything, but I've seen the billboards and heard a speech or two, and did some googling out of curiosity. If there's any Fred Phelps in 'em, it's buried deep enough to not show up if you give 'em a once-over.) doesn't seem to be "Muahahahaa! Burn, heathens! BUUUUUUUUURN!!" so much as doing what <i>they</i> thought was making sure people were duly warned. Yeah, they were dead wrong, but who isn't about something at some point?

I'm going to keep looking for anything written by his former followers. It has to be interesting to see someone trying to go forward after letting their entire life, for a long time, revolve around the idea that there is no more 'forward,' that once and for all the universe has run out of 'forward.' Both in terms of having to create a new worldview, and planning for the future for the first time in a long time... <i>and</i> what you do if you sold your house, ditched your car, and haven't gone to work in a month or two.

I suppose some need to believe it still, if only because they have for so long and it's hard to make the jump to thinking otherwise. For them, they'll simply hop to the next theory. The next apocalypse is only a year away, folks!

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Writer's Block: Going down [12 Apr 2011|03:25pm]
You're on a crashing plane and your partner is fast asleep. Would you wake her/him up to say 'I love you' one last time or let her/him die in her/his sleep?

I'll try to get back to more 'real' entries, but while I'm not feeling it, these questions make me think just enough for it to not be too inane.

Well, most of the time. This question's frankly hilarious. If a plane was crashing, who could stay asleep?

And then, it depends on the circumstances. Anything but plunging straight down at full speed, and I'd be saying "wake up and put on this oxygen mask already." Not very romantic, I know.
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Writer's Block: Double vision [12 Apr 2011|03:18pm]
If there was a parallel universe, in what ways would you want your double to differ from you?

I'd want my double to be evil! Then we could have epic battles across the city. Whose damage is always inexplicably repaired by next week.

http://tinyurl.com/3wjhek9 Oh, yeeeeeah!

(...okay, for those who don't get the image... guy in red's Kamen Rider Dragon Knight, guy in black's Kamen Rider Onyx. You should know about me and shows with dudes in shiny suits duking it out with monsters by now. Anyway. Same guy, different dimensions, but with suits changing hands some near the end of KRDK, we actually want the guy in black to win.)
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Writer's Block: I see you [03 Feb 2011|04:45pm]
When, if ever, is it okay to snoop on your significant other? Have you ever?

Well, the "right" answer is that you never, ever do that. The real answer is that some people have had reason to suspect something, and could only be sure by checking it out.

Just be sure it's due to real causes for concern and not paranoia or insecurity. If your SO is trustworthy, not trusting him/her is poison. If you didn't have anything to worry about before, you will probably have something to worry about then. Namely, your partner saying "screw this, I'm outta here."

I figure that in general, you should never do anything that'd make your life a good episode of a daytime talk show. 
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Writer's Block: The name game [03 Feb 2011|04:13pm]
What's the origin of your username? If you could change it to anything else, would you, and what would it be?

Werewolf because I like wolves and feel a strong and hard-to-explain connection. Song because... uh... it needed more than that and it sounded cool. [Has the singing voice you'd expect of a frog being made to eat something it really, really doesn't like] Lately I feel like it sounds dumb.

And I wouldn't change it because I always wind up feeling my screen names are stupid. I'd be changing it every week.
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In other news, winter is in fact cold. [03 Feb 2011|02:41pm]
You know, I feel sorry for the Super Bowl travelers. It was held here in north TX *because* the weather is expected to be so nice here even during winter (well, at least, not iced over. 30s°F but not 10s.) Imagine if you saved up to go vacationing in Maui and the one week in the history of ever that it's gonna be like Siberia happens to be yours.

I've been stuck inside the last couple of days, but I'm thinking I'm going to have to deal with it. It's probably ragingly stupid an idea, but... the way I see it, the more dangerous time is after the ice starts to clear. There are not-always-obvious patches of ice, not everywhere but in enough places, and people are coming out again and starting to drive fast again. If I go now, I'll be one of five people in the road, all doing 20. If I wait a couple more days, I'll be one of <i>everyone</i> who's been stuck in for days, and <i>nobody</i> will be doing 20.

Ugh. If you have any higher powers to ask, ask that I don't go splat in the next few hours.
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Writer's Block: A latte for every day of the year [16 Dec 2010|10:10pm]
If you unexpectedly won a $10,000, how would you spend it?

Heh. If there's no way to get more, the long-term goals I have don't actually come any closer into range. Can't get you a new car, can't pay off student loans, etc. A million is life-changing. 10,000 is... probably a latte for every day of the year, if you get it at Starbucks.

So basically, I use it as I use money now, trying hard not to get more wasteful. Same expenses with less stress. And take care of the things I'd like to take care of but put off because I'm never sure of what I'll have left. Get shoes that actually keep water out. Get the car to stop spewing those streams of fire. (Okay, it's not that bad...)

And maybe get one Megazord...
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Writer's Block: A charming defense [09 Dec 2010|01:56pm]
If you could conjure an animal spirit protector, which animal would you choose, and why?

Heh. About this one, I'm going to be pragmatic. If it's about spiritual protection, I want whatever is most capable of bringing INSTANT BONE-CRUNCHING DEATH to whatever would dare attack me.

What immediately comes to mind is big, bad T-Rex. I'd be all like, "Hi. This is my friend Stan. You go squish now."

(Yeah, I know it's properly "T. rex," but that's not as cool. Somehow.)
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[05 Dec 2010|03:48pm]
Don't ask why I'm thinking of this just now, but a while back at Halloween, I saw a kid in a Magna Defender costume. Except, given the shorter cape and the being kid-sized, he looked a lot less like the Magna Defender and a lot more like Zika.

Zika totally got dead, hence MD's whole revenge thing. Which makes the whole thing a little creepy.

Oh, just got the Christmas lights up! :)
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It's so long... give me a cookie if I manage to finish this. [16 Nov 2010|12:41am]

 The Animated Movie Meme:
- X what you saw
- O what you haven't finished/saw sizable portions
- Bold what you loved (bold-italic if it's super love)
- Strike-through what you disliked/hated
- Leave unchanged if liked/neutral

Read more...Collapse )Funny. I thought I'd have gotten more of them.
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I'm fully aware I'm probably nuts... [12 Nov 2010|10:19pm]
...I'm hoping it's part of my charm or something.

...Well, I say that because if something might sound crazy to some people, you may sound less crazy if you acknowledge it first... not trying to say you're crazy if you have.

Anyway. What if you felt like an object - say, a stuffed animal something - wanted you to take it home? Like, overwhelmingly. You could leave, come back, and you can pick out the specific one you saw before because it's the only one that feels like that. What would you do?

(If you couldn't imagine that happening to you in a million years, I still wanna hear from ya. Might be interesting to hear what you come up with.)
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[04 Nov 2010|02:39pm]
Interviewed for a job at a funeral parlor today. It sounds terribly depressing, but I need money more than I need to not be depressed. [Is broke lately; hours at existing job suck muchly] I'm going outside the box to try and get something quickly. Last time I was looking for work, I tried every restaurant in town over and over and over, made copies of applications so I could apply to every single one in town at once, then do it again in a month. And never got called back once. Gotta change tactics.

If everyone had their own small planet to live on and care for (like in The Little Prince), what would your planet be like?

How small? 'Cause you've got gravity and atmosphere to worry about. It might be totally useless. I suppose if it was dense enough to have Earthlike gravity at half the size...

As for me... as close to the planet in Avatar as possible. But if there are those pesky laws of physics to contend with, you know what? I can't see anything cooler than the one we've got. Most planets we can see aren't terribly useful to humans, most planets in sci-fi have only one biome and can be described as "A/n [single word goes here] planet." So my own vacation planet would look a lot like the one we've got.
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