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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Reflections on Jem

I got a little surprise today after work. I was killing some time at our local Hastings and saw that Jem and the Holograms, the movie, was out on Blue Ray and DVD already. I mean I'm not really that surprised. It bombed in theaters so the quick home release is a tactic to make back some sales.

Now I was in no way ready to just buy this failure, I've heard few good points about it, but I still wanted to see it for myself. So I hopped over to the rental section and nabbed myself a copy for the night. After a quick stop for pizza, Jem got popped in the Xbox One and the journey started.

I told myself going in that this was not going to be a good Jem film, so I tried my best to just look at it as a movie in general. Yes I still picked at the Jem aspects because that's what it was mean to be, but I didn't hold them accountable for the most part. As a Jem movie yes is has some major problems, but as a feel good coming of age movie it really wasn't bad.

The characters were likable, and and you had no problem hating the villain. It was touching, though a bit pushy at times. If it had been just a basic music based film it would have probably fared much better.

The problem, it wasn't. It was meant to be a Jem and Holograms movie. 

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Pessimistically Off-putting and Oppressively Ruminative (Part 2)

It should go without saying that I am no fan of myself. I don't think it's the case with every single person that experiences depression, but it makes sense that someone that can't control their own feelings of hopelessness won't see themselves in a positive light. I have particularly negative feelings toward myself, as well as the assumption that everyone else shares those feelings. 

If I don't even like myself, why should anyone else? 

I won't argue whether or not that reasoning has valid points, it's just something long periods of absolutely bottomed out self esteem has produced, and it's very hard to reason against. In fact, logic is completely disarmed in these fights because they're my own thoughts and they make perfect sense in my head. I like to rely on logic quite a bit, so it took a long time to even start to think that maybe this doesn't make as much sense as I think it does. When you couple that reliance on logic with paranoia, new and awful ideas take root. Coincidence has no place in a paranoid world, and when that person you don't even know just happens to look your way and laugh, there's obviously no other reason for that laughter than you being the most pathetic being they've ever witnessed.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Pessimistically Off-putting and Oppressively Ruminative

Note - The following article was sent to me by an anonymous guest writer, who will remain so until they decide to reveal themselves. I am just posting this trip for them. Enjoy!

It's difficult to start anything, regardless of significance, but what would be the best way to place your musings into a form that could potentially be viewable by others? How do you manage the complication of requiring large quantities of time to produce the smallest bit of text because you're never sure how you want to word it?

Obviously, the answer is this, because while this first paragraph took longer than it should, I have no deadline of any kind. I have all the time I want or need to put down thoughts that I may end up tweaking or outright deleting later, with no one knowing, or caring, one way or the other how many obstacles, false starts or dead ends it took to reach this end.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Friendship of Future Past

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is currently airing its fifth season, and has aired over 100 fantastic episodes.

At the end of season four we saw some old familiar faces from our adventures in the 80's. Tirek and Scorpan, from the original "Escape from Midnight Castle," returned as villains. In turn, the Smooze from the original "My Little Pony" movie" has made an appearance in season five.

These small nods to the ponies I grew up with has given me hope that we will see more little winks to their equestrian past.

With these wishes, I bring to you five things from the first generation that I would love to see in Friendship is Magic.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Sunday Random Sunday....the BZ85 Version!

From....my apartment, this is Sunday Random Sunday, which tonight is on Blogzilla 1985 as opposed to our normal audio version because of the holiday. I hope you had a fun and safe Independence Day and I'm so thankful that you're back with us again on the website that started it all.

I'll be going it alone for this adventure into the things you should know, the things you might find interesting, and the things you wish you could just forget.

You can't seem to turn on a television or check your favorite news website these days without being assaulted with stories about the definition of marriage and how the Supreme Court ruling in favor of marriage equality is either progressing our country out of the dark ages or creating a new world of immorality. Gay rights activists call it a step forward in humanity, while many from the right say it's the first step towards a future where you'll one day be able to marry your neighbor's dog.

As ludicrous as that argument is, and it is one of the dumber things that the conservative community has ever spouted, there is a very real challenge to the new definition of marriage that came into the light over the weekend.