Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Dharma wants me?

We finally found the Dharma booth! Now, if you don't know, I am a Lost geek.  The episode that did it for me was the third episode of the first season.  The moment they revealed that the wheelchair had belonged to Locke, I cried tears of astonishment and fell in love with their storytelling.

Anywho, we went up to the booth and discovered that the morning testing was all full up, and they'd be making appointments again at 1:00pm.

In my mind, weeks before we went to Comic-Con, I had pictured an area with about six little tables to take the test, instead, they only had one booth that could only be used by one person every 15 minutes.  Before we left, A gentleman handed me a flier.

Here's the back.  Look, an origami swan.  I guess an origami hydra would've been too much to hope for.
So we wandered around some more.

Sunday, July 27, 2008


Once we got inside, my friend (who we'll call "B") and I sat down and looked at our programs to see what we would do.  After planning things out as best as we could, the first thing we decided to do was wander around.
The first floor was insanely packed!  Near the center of the room were the booths devoted to film, television and toys!  The Lego booth featured characters entirely made of legos, including Indy!
The Mattel booth had many things for He-Man, including this giant walk-through of Castle Greyskull.
No She-Ra, though :(

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Pretty goes to Comic-Con.

On Thursday, July 24th, my friend (who we'll call "B") and I decided to go to Comic-Con.  Here is the convention Center:

And this is the line we stood in to get in:

More to come, once I figure out what I'm doing.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

LOLz againz!

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No more Faerie Tale Theatre, for now.

Sorry, anyone, but there will be no more Faerie Tale Theatre viewing series, for now.  The person who I was getting the clips from has had their account suspended.  This isn't the first time this has happened.  When I originally started the viewing series on my MySpace blog, the person who had loaded the clips onto her site had had her account suspended.  I'm pretty sure holding the viewing series wasn't an illegal thing, since I wasn't charging money for said viewing.  Although, it is being re-released on DVD, which you might notice you can order through a direct link on here to the right.  To me, this says that I was not the only one who has an interest in this work.  Yes, if you do order the set through my link, I do make a small profit from it.  But the majority of the money goes to Amazon and then on through there.
Don't worry, though.  The viewing series and my LOLz weren't the only things I was planning on posting on this blog, though the viewing series was certainly a nice hobby.  I do have a life, sometimes.  And sometimes, when I have a life, I bring my camera.  And use my camera is exactly what I'm going to do.  I was going to post this along with the first clip of the next episode, "The Tale of the Frog Prince", but since I can't I'll tell you anyway: I won't be posting tomorrow.  I'm going on an excursion, and I'll post pictures either Friday or Saturday, or maybe both.
See you, then!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

LOLz time!

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Rumplestiltskin, part 5 of 5

And here we have it, the exciting conclusion!
Incidentally, if you happen to figure of what the little people in the woods are singing, would you let me know? Because I can't figure it out for the life of me.

There seem to be some important lessons to be garnered from this tale, though I can't seem to think of them. I think the most important lesson is probably "do your research". The second most important lesson is probably "never build your castle over a gateway to Hell, because it just makes everyone disgruntled".

Monday, July 21, 2008

'Nuther one of my LOLz

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FTT: Rumplestiltskin, part 4 of 5

And now, the plot thickens! What shall the new Queen do?
When my mom first saw this scene, she voiced the unicorn and said, "Yes! Climb onto my back and I'll take you there!" Oh, funny, mommy!

Friday, July 18, 2008

LOLz #3

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FTT: Rumplestiltskin, part 3 of 5

Oh, the drama!  The Miller's daughter, hurt by the fact that the King only loves her for an ability she doesn't even possess, combined with the thought of ever-present death.  The King, conflicted with his desire to be married and rich over his instinct to be merciless and perky.  The Wizard, jealous of the Miller's daughter's alchemaic powers, bolstered by his desire to take a vacation with the King to San Francisco, only to mope that Europeans haven't discovered it yet.  And the "little man", with his mysterious (unless you've read the story!) hidden agenda and his inability to keep the spindle full of straw as the gold shoots out of it.
Such tension!  Can we stand it?

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Another one of my LOLs

Lost reference.
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Hey, I just discover I can resize on this thing.  Well how 'bout that new-fangled techno-thingy!

FTT: Rumplestiltskin, part 2 of 5

We miss the stunning special effect of the miller returning to his cottage in the woods, so you'll just have to imagine it. Also, it appears this bit pauses for the last ten seconds.
I just love how sweet the king is, yet so maniacally evil.

... And the little man with the heavy French accent went spinning on into the night!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


This is an LOL I created on icanhascheezburger.com. They haven't posted it, but this is my blog so I'm showing it off!

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Rumplestiltskin, part 1 of 5

And now we bring you "Rumplestiltskin, which first aired on October 16th, 1982. According to IMDB.com, this was actually the second episode to air, but I have a feeling that this was the pilot. The reason I say this is because Shelly gives this episode a big introduction explaining why she's making this show in the first place. The second episode, which aired as the first, is "The Tale of the Frog Prince", starring Robin Williams and Teri Garr. I think Showtime chose to air this one first because, well, it stars Robin Williams and Teri Garr. Also, I think Rumplestiltskin is the first one because the set pieces seem to be a lot cheaper than the other one, as I'm sure you'll notice. So let's all enjoy "Rumplestiltskin", starring Shelly Duvall and Ned Beatty!

Ned Beatty, King
Shelly Duvall, Miller's Daughter
Paul Dooley, Miller
Herve Villechaize, Rumplestiltskin
Bud Cort, Page
Jack Fletcher, Wizard

Let's begin the Faerie Tale Theatre viewing series!

I haven't posted on here in a very long time. It's been so long that I had to get a google account before I could use this blog again, if that gives any idea of how long it's been. Some things have changed in that time. I'm employed at two places, now. I've paid off most of my debt. Both of my parents are unemployed and the entire economy of the country sucks. However, I'm also going to be taking a vacation in the fall, I'm writing a super-duper novel series and I'm still as gorgeous as ever. So you can see there are pros with the cons.
One thing I had started on my MySpace blog was a viewing series on "Faerie Tale Theatre"*. This was a show created by Shelly Duval in the early eighties for a little channel called Showtime. It starred, and was written and directed by, some pretty recognizeable people. Some of them were very well done, while a couple others were just downright sucky. All of them were shot in state-of-the-art video!
I found them on Youtube, after I tried renting them on Netflix for my own personal enjoyment and they started becomming extinct. You see, they were released on special edition DVD, but then another company bought the rights to them and took the DVDs off the market. You can purchase a set online now for like $200, which is absurd. Fortunately, the one girl had them on Youtube, and I totally gave her credit, but then about halfway into the second episode, her account was shut down. I'm pretty sure I didn't have anything to do with that, since I think you can post these videos for free as long as you're not forcing people to pay to watch them. Either way, I shortly discovered someone else had posted the videos onto Youtube, so I started using those. While I don't give that person credit (just to be on the safe side), it isn't very difficult to investigate and see who that person is, if you are so inclined.
I chose to start this viewing series because I was certain that I wasn't alone in enjoying these. It's also interesting to look back and see who was in them. Also, from an actor's perspective, it's interesting to see who stepped up to do these. Children's programming can tend to be looked down upon by other actors, especially at the snobby conservatory I went to (pretty much everything was looked down upon by them if it didn't contain nudity or tears, but that's another post). It's great to see what classy performers came in and treated these episodes as though they were classical pieces. And, in a sense, they are.
So I hope, if you choose to do so, you enjoy this viewing series on "Faerie Tale Theatre".
*I'll learn how to do Html better, so I can provide links in the text!

Edit: I just discovered they're re-releasing Faerie Tale Theatre onto DVD! You'll find it listed on the shopping link to the right! It comes out in September.