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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.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Elimination Chamber Preview

Tonight is the night! For the third time in six weeks, World Wrestling Entertainment is holding another big event, and this time it's only for Network subscribers.

The gang over at Podzilla 1985 has their preview up, and there is still time to listen to it before WWE ignores all of their great fantasy booking and screws up what is an incredible card.

Let's listen!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Fans put the Rage in Outrageous!

Last week we were given the first trailer for the new live action Jem adaptation. 

To put it nicely, fans were not pleased. 

I was aggravated enough that, after watching it the first time, I was in a bad mood for the rest of the night. 

What gets me is that they made a point to get fan input early on in the production. I even bought into it and followed their news regularly. Yet other than their names, and to an extent their relationships to one another, nothing in the trailer stood out as Jem and the Holograms. It was a major let down and did not feel truly outrageous in any way. 

Yes, they want to update the story. I can deal with the YouTube angle and the Lady Gaga/Miley Cyrus wannabe style. I can even forgive that they turned Eric Raymond into Erica Raymond. However, with all things taken together as a whole, everything I have been shown thus far tells me they've failed. 

They've failed big time. 

Let's call it a day and book the Limp Lizards.

PZ85 Updates

In case you missed them, Podzilla 1985 saw two updates at the end of the week that will have you forgetting all about that whole "Zach quitting" fiasco that never really went anywhere.

On Thursday, our old buddy Tanner...was nowhere to be seen. Instead, BZ85 lead writer Lindsey joined the show to finally do their much awaited episode about classic anime Sailor Moon.

On Saturday Double H and Zach were on the show covering topics like David Letterman to porn, and everything in between. Also, it was a wrestling show! Somehow! Hilarity ensues, as usual. Plus, is TNA shutting down for good? Listen here to get the most recent details!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Through Hell Fire, Brimstone, and Corporate Retreats.

I love professional wrestling. 

I have been a fan since I was seven years old. There would be stretches of time that I wouldn't pay as much attention to the shows themselves, but I would always keep track of the various stories being told. As a kid I completely thought that wrestling was real. These men were competing in a legitimate contest to see who was the best athlete. As I grew up I began to have a better understanding of what wrestling really is. I was able to choose my favorite performers based on their matches and their interviews, instead of just who the shows were telling me who I should root for. Over time my favorites have changed, but there has been one constant in my almost 20 years of being a fan. 

The Devil's Favorite Demon, The Big Red Machine Kane.

My introduction, and love for, professional wrestling came from an unlikely place. As a kid, I was obsessed with action figures. I had boxes of them; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Power Rangers, heroes and villains from Marvel and DC comics, and anything in between. My friends and I would have giant wars using them with the fate of the entire universe hanging in the balance. 

One day, my friend Andre brought over a couple of his figures to join the good fight against the forces of evil. One of these toys stood out from the rest, it was bigger and more detailed than the others. It was an action figure of the WWE(F)'s Undertaker, and I immediately needed to know more. It wasn't until later that year when I was invited to watch Summerslam '96 at his house that I would finally get to see this dark, creepy, tattooed character in action. 

The Undertaker fought Mankind inside of a boiler room. I enjoyed the Boiler Room Brawl, and the show as a whole, but it wasn't until the following year that I became obsessed with the sport.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

WWE Payback Preview

If you haven't listened to the guys preview tonight's WWE Payback event yet, what are you waiting for? It's a show full of drama, promos, gummy bears, and we also preview the show itself. It promises to be a....exciting affair. You've still got an hour and a half to listen to it, so hurry man, before our predictions are as out of style as our clothes!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Muppet News Flash!

When most people hear the name "Muppets," images of Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy inevitably come to mind. Being a child of the 80's, I also tend to include the characters from Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock into the group.

Most Henson creations generally fall into this lot for me, and these various characters have been popping up right and left in entertainment news.

Back in March there was an update on the Fraggle Rock movie that saw Joseph Gordon Levitt attach his name to the project. There is a new Sesame Street movie in the works as well, and our beloved Muppet Show cast is returning to prime time TV with an all new show!

The news that I'm the most excited for right now is the premier of a new documentary - "I am Big Bird," which is a look at the man behind our favorite eight foot tall bird.

Since 1969, Caroll Spinney has brought life to two of my favorite Sesame Street characters - Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. At age 81 he is still preforming these beloved icons and has no intention on stopping.

That's 46 years, and counting! *insert The Count laugh here*

It's an amazing track record and shows the longevity of these characters. It's funny to think that Sesame Street started off as an experiment and is still going strong today.

You can learn more about the film, including screening locations and dates, at www.iambigbird.com

I might try and get some of the Podzilla 1985 and Pentanerd cast to make a road trip to Memphis to see this. Though July is a long way away when I could just buy it on iTunes.

One way or another, I plan to check it out and suggest that all Muppet fans do so as well.

Podzilla 1985 Updates

Two important episodes of PZ85 are ready for listening, which you can do by clicking the pics below or listening directly from our handy little streamer above!

Seanán welcomes back the original foursome of Double H, Zach, and Louie to discuss the latest wrestling news and give their insight on the best and worst wrestling themes of all time. Plus, Jordan was there!

Sunday's show was a doozy. If you haven't listened to this highly intense episode yet, you can do so at the link provided. The gang tackles everything from Dragonball to racism to wrestling and the murder of two police officers. Listen to the show that has literally made people cry!

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Podzilla 1985 Talks About the Garland Shooting

In what's sure to be our most controversial episode yet, PZ85 takes a look at the shooting Garland, Texas, and puts the blame on both the shooters and those who provoked them by mocking another's religion.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Fuller House: Too Much or Just What We Need?

News has been buzzing for a while with rumors of a Full House spin off. They were made official by John Stamos a few weeks ago on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," and Netflix has opted in for a thirteen episode series scheduled for 2016. Stamos will be producing the series and guest staring from time to time as his character Uncle Jesse.

However, the main story is going to focus on D.J. (Candace Cameron Bure), who is pregnant and recently widowed. She needs some help at home raising her two kids with a third on the way. Her younger sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and best friend Kimmy (Andrea Barber) move in to help. Kimmy also brings along her own teenage daughter, making it once again a household of six.

For the time being at least.

I grew up with Full House. It was one of my favorite shows and I was legitimately sad when it ended. However, I don't know how I feel about this new take on it. I like that they have original cast members returning, because that's always a positive.

But with this set up, will it just be a rehashing of the past?

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Podzilla 1985 Covers the Baltimore Riots

Podzilla 1985 has updated with our most important show yet. Seanán welcomes Pentanerd's Jesse and a very special guest to discuss Freddie Gray, today's announcement that the officers involved were arrested, protesters, looters, and much more. It's an open, frank, and intense discussion between three passionate human beings about a subject that should concern us all.

Monday, April 27, 2015

WWE Extreme Rules Reaction Show

WWE Extreme Rules is in the bag, and it was a very average show that was better than we expected, but not as good as we had hoped.

Join Seanán, Zach, Asa, Jordan, and Tanner as they discuss everything from the PPV, and bicker among themselves about who Sheamus is!

As always, click the banner below or use the handy built in player up top!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

WWE Extreme Rules Preview Show

We've got just the companion piece for those of you gearing up for tonight's big WWE PPV. 

Sister site Podzilla 1985 has updated with a preview show for Extreme Rules, where Seanán, Zach, and Real Rock 99.3's Double H go over each match with predictions, observations, and offensive humor. 

The quality of the PPV may be in question, but the enjoyment of listening to three wrestling nerds complain about everything never gets old.

Will SuperCena retain?

Will Daniel Bryan show up?

Will the diva's match not get booed out of the arena?

Listen to our input by clicking the big pic, or use our handy dandy built in streamer at the top of the page!!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A Wild Freemium has Appeared!

No too long ago, Nintendo entered the world of freemium games with Pokemon Shuffle - a puzzle game in the same vein as the Trozei series. The biggest difference is that you still capture the Pokemon you defeat to use in future puzzles.

I enjoy puzzle games and Pokemon so this was a natural fit for me. And when you consider that the game is free, you have a sure fire download for this blogger.

But, like most free games these days, there is a costly twist.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Starish Returns

Spring is here, bringing with it a new season of Uta no Prince-sama, and I am one happy fangirl.

To be honest, I was surprised when I found out about this a couple months ago. Season two wrapped up nicely and I was convinced that was all we were going to get.

This series can be a bit cheesy at times, but what else would you expect from a reverse harem title based off a visual novel game? I really wish Sony would market some of these to American audiences, but I have a feeling that they never will. Girls don't play video games, right? Oh, and we don't read over here either, so until I learn Japanese I'm out of luck.

For those of you haven't discovered this series I'll give you a basic explanation of the plot. Sorry if I spoil anything, but to be honest this show is somewhat predictable anyway.

 Haruka Nanami is attending a school for idols and other members of the music world. Her dream is to be a top composer and to write songs for her favorite idol, Hayato. While at Shining Academy she befriends several male classmates and forms a working relationship with them.

Why only working you ask? Well the school has one major creed, students may NOT fall in love. It is forbidden, for stars should put all of their passions into their work.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Podzilla 1985 Updates

We've got three more shows under our belt, and much like the text based BZ85, they cover a variety of subjects.

Sunday's show was our round table discussion about wrestling, Amiibo's, gay rights, and revenge porn sites.

Monday's show was an informative talk about the new live action Robotech movie.

And Tuesday's show was all about the Chris Jericho podcast with John Cena that aired after Monday Night RAW on the WWE Network.

You can listen to those shows by clicking their respective pics, or by using the handy media player on our main page right here at BZ85!

Thanks and enjoy!

Saturday, April 04, 2015

So.....What's Up With Blogzilla 1985, Anyway?

So I know it wasn't long ago that I said we would no longer be updating Blogzilla 1985. I had
devoted myself to closing the site down because I didn't want to be in the spotlight anymore.

And, for the record, I was committed to that. I've already written about it a dozen times on the site, but I have a very love/hate relationship with the entertainment industry. I just wanted to disappear because I made my point, I got my name out there, and I was satisfied.

Of course, satisfaction never lasts long. And just like Keanu Reeves character in Devil's Advocate, all it took was a little poking and prodding from the devil to get me right back into the thick of things. And thanks to a bunch of little devils who won't let me rest, I'm happy to announce that BZ85 will live on after all.

But! There are some major changes coming to the site. I'll be spending most of my time recording for Podzilla 1985, our newest endeavor that has really taken off like a rocket already. I'm having a great time doing, and it really has been a long time coming. We even have a media player at the top of the page so you can keep up with all of the great shows right from the comfort of Blogzilla 1985.

I'll still be overseeing everything that happens with BZ85, but for the most part I'll be handing over the text based site to long time BZ85 writer Lindsey Wolfgong. We may even be hiring new writers soon, so if you've ever been interested in writing for this beloved site of ours, let us know!

And where can you let us know?

How about our Facebook page! We're redoing the design and will be frequently updating it and promoting it like crazy, thanks to Zach and Kaeley.

So why all of the sudden attention to all things Blogzilla 1985? Because, and it's not a surprise to anyone who knows me, I need it. I need Blogzilla 1985, and it's in my blood. Dr. Frankenstein can never shake off his monster, and I'd rather embrace it than be ripped apart by it.

So, I want to thank all of you loyal readers who have stuck with us through thick and thin. I hope to continue to entertain you in new ways for many years to come. If I had a drink, I'd be toasting you right now.

See you next Wednesday!

Podzilla 1985 - AJ Lee Quits & Other WWE News

In this special midnight edition of Podzilla 1985, Seanán and Zach try to discuss important WWE affairs like Sheamus' return, Scott Steiner's banishment, Justin Roberts scathing blog, and the huge AJ Lee retirement news while horribly tired, reasonably coherent, and relying almost entirely on Full Throttle.

Friday, April 03, 2015

Podzilla 1985 - Nintendo Madness

This week, Nintendo released their latest Direct video, which focused on more Amiibo's, more DLC, new games, and nothing about the mysterious NX.

Pentanerd's Jesse Kimball joined the show to discuss all of these things, rant about scalpers, and talk about Fast and the Furious, for some reason.

Click the pic to listen!

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Podzilla 1985 - Monday Night RAW Recap 3/30/2015

The RAW after Wrestlemania is always nuts, and this years show was no different. From Brock Lesnar going into beast mode to the fans sexually harassing the diva's, RAW was a real spectacle.

Seanan and Zach discuss this week's RAW, or at least the version Hulu Plus version. Plus, we have our first contest! Listen to win!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Podzilla 1985 - Tara Reid & Body Image Issues in America

Recent photos of actress Tara Reid paint a terrifying picture. Blogzilla 1985 writers Seanan Young and Lindsey Wolfgong discuss the pictures and their own struggles with body image in the newest episode of Podzilla 1985.

Monday, March 30, 2015


We just wrapped up WrestleMania 31, and it was controversial to say the least. The main event was awesome, and it left our jaws on the floor.

Listen to the Podzilla 1985 reaction show on Podbean right now! 

Spoiler alert - Reigns is NOT the champion.

Click the pic and enjoy.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Podzilla 1985 Wrestlemania Special

It finally happened. Podzilla 1985, the audio version of Blogzilla 1985, has finally arrived with a very special first episode featuring Real Rock 99.3's Double H talking about Wrestlemania 31. Join myself, Hunter, BZ85 writer Louie Benson, and longtime wrestling mark Zach Price as we go match by match giving predictions and discussing all of the controversy surrounding this Sunday's spectacle.

Listen here, which will hopefully be the first of many!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Impossible Connection

It's a Sunday evening, and it's quite like every other Sunday evening. The wheel keeps spinning, and that's probably the best and worst thing that could possibly happen to me.

But today feels different. I feel like I'm at a crossroads, and I haven't felt that particular way in a long time. The wheel has been spinning the same way for so long that it's hard to cope with anything beyond the status quo. For a little over two years nothing significant has changed, and when the possibility of that happening comes up, I just don't know how to deal with it.

This is probably not the place for a personal blog entry. Blogzilla 1985 may have started as a personal endeavor, but over the past few years it become something more than that. It became a site for opinions and news, and it really did take on a life of it's own as something spectacular.

But, despite the success and shortcomings of it's creator, it simply started as a personal outlet for the various thoughts that wandered in and out of his mind.

And that's where I am today. No celebrity news, no opinions on Wrestlemania, and no political satire to try to get a few more hits. Today, it's just me, and I just need to get some of those thoughts out of my head. I know I said I would let BZ85 die, but I often realize I don't really have anywhere else to turn.

I have a problem connecting with people. BZ85 was a nice way for me to talk to people without actually having to talk with them. I used to be a social butterfly, and I'm sure my friends would all tell you how nice I am to talk to. I find it harder and harder to make connections with new people, and more often than not I just don't care to. I've lost interest in the human race for anything other than my own gain, which really conflicts with my undying desire to be selfless and help everyone around me.

I don't think I've ever felt as conflicted as I do right now.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy Dead at 83

It's not often that I blow the dust off of Blogzilla 1985, but all it takes is for someone like Leonard Nimoy to leave this Earth to pull me back in.

Of course most people will know him for his role as the iconic Spock in the Star Trek franchise. In an industry where actors and actresses try their hardest to distance themselves from a single role in fear of being typecast, Nimoy embraced his Vulcan heritage. He was kind to his fans and really seemed to appreciate the fame he had found as the logical ying to William Shatner's impulsive yang.

He went on to play Spock through the entire series, movies, and appeared as the character as recently as 2013's Edge of Darkness.

Though best known for Spock, Nimoy had a very long and diverse career. He was even an accomplished voice actor, and lent his powerful vocals to the likes of Galvatron in the Transformers animated film, Sentinel Prime in the live action version, and even played a character in the Kingdom Hearts series.

And despite my love of Star Trek, I will always remember him for his appearance on the greatest television show of all time - the Simpsons. How do you make an episode featuring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their roles as Agents Mulder and Scully even better? You get Leonard Nimoy to play himself. His reputation as a scifi actor made his turn as the storyteller that much better. He had an even bigger turn as himself in Marge vs the Monorail, and those two episodes are in my top five in the entire series.

The universe is a little smaller now that Leonard Nimoy is gone. His death brings back those melancholy feelings that I had when Harold Ramis died, and it is a sad reminder that even the most beloved among us can not escape the hands of time. It's hard to not mourn the death of someone you admire, but it's important to take that sadness and use it to help appreciate the life you have and make the most of it while you can.

Mr. Nimoy said it best in his last tweet from February 22nd -

"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP."