Asuka and Kaji
I was in a focus group recently, and to be honest I don’t even know if I can speak about it, or what happened during, but it is me and I really don’t care. 😛
So it was mostly boring stuff like taxes, politics, schools….blah blah blah…..
But the subject of Cigarettes came up, and here is what pisses me off, or grid my gears. lol
If you know me than you know I hate the disgusting things, my Mom smoked for most of her life and died of lung cancer. I hate the smell and heck even the look of them. So the question came up “Should we raise the tax of Cigarettes again, to pay for schools and all that shit” ….
Now most of the people said yes, but 3 of us said NO!!!!!. Yes I said no to raising the tax on Cigarettes, even though I hate them. My reason is this….it is fucking unfair (oh I told them my reason too), why should smokers pay more for an ADDICTION!!!
People are going to say “well we have to pay the medical bills and all that mumble jumble” ……but why just cigarettes I say. Alcohol and some Foods are as unhealthy as smoking, in some cases they are worse. My Mom smoked and smoked a lot, but she died at age 59, but a overweight teen can die before they are even 20 years old……just saying. So it is unfair to just pick on one, cause it is “Convenient”.
Here is what also sucked, some moron in the group said ….and I quote “I bet you all are smokers….am I right” , no you are not right, mister comedian, just someone that believes in justice.
Awesomeness in Disguise
TRANSFORMERS-Just saw the premiere of the new show Transformers Robots in Disguise , on Cartoon Network, and I have to say it is AWESOME!!
Way better than even I expected, the characters are really awesome and likable, especially Fixit, in a way I kind of relate to him.
The animation is still kind of not my style, a bit to …..shiny I guess, but the story really made me not focus on it too much. The voices were absolutely awesome, even Darren Criss as Sideswipe, no wonder he was my favorite from Glee. I also really liked Constance Zimmer as Strongarm, again they were all very awesome.
The show went by so quick it did not even seem like an hour.
This is also a very, I guess special anniversary for me, it was 30 years ago sometime in the month of March that I discover this awesome show on TV while Carrie and I were trying to find something to watch on our old B&W Television. That show was The Transformers and it was the last 5 minutes of “More Then Meets The Eye” part 1. The next day we watched Part 2 and the rest is history. I got Bumblebee in August of that year, my first Action Figure in my collection, I would’ve gotten him sooner, but that month we could finally afford something as expensive as him, when you are poor, food and place to live comes before a $3.99 toy. I prized that little guy, like a rich woman would a diamond, which is why I still have him, and all his brothers and sisters today.
Transform and be awesome.
Year of the Goat Optimus Prime
Listen I don’t want to do any Hasbro Bashing, but I feel like I have to in this case. The Platinum Series – Year of the Goat Optimus Prime is WAYYYYYYYYYYY over priced, I mean WHOA!!!!
Yes these figures have always been a bit more expensive than they should be, but this is absurdly expensive.
When you consider that when the mold first came out in 1995 it was only $25 bucks, and when Scourge (RID) came out in 2002, which was also a Toys R Us Exclusive, he was only about $30 bucks. So to be honest I was expecting this reissue to be maybe $50 perhaps $60 tops, but this……really
What are they using real silver for the chrome part ???
HASBRO I am disappointed in you for this one, we all know you are just trying to fleece the collector market. Heck I think I can find both the original and Scourge cheaper on-line if I wanted to.
Of course I don’t have to, I do have the 1995 version and he is in great shape too. 😛
YOTG Optimus Prime
1995 G2 Laser Prime
The Transformers the Movie was and always will be AWESOME
There is one thing I HATE hearing (reading) when people talk about The Transformers The Movie (1986), and that is “that it ruined my childhood”. The main reason these idio…dum…cry…(don’t be insulting)…..people say this, is all because of Optimus Prime’s death. I just don’t get it, these same moro…..PEOPLE, also HATE Hot Rod because they blame him for causing the death of Prime.
THAT IS JUST STUPID!!!!!!!! Yes you crybabies, that is the most absurd thing I have ever heard.
Here in my opinion……oh by the way the right opinion on the matter also. 😛
First off I saw the movie when I was 11, so perhaps I was a bit more mature and could handle the issue of death. Also I have already dealt with death in my life a few times before I saw the movie (real death, not a cartoon hero dying), and was not SHELTERED from the facts of life either. So for me it was a very tragic story, and very sad, I did cry, but I did not lock myself in a closet, or throw away all my action figure because of it. I also did not send HATE MAIL to the companies the produced it, cause I RESPECTED what the writers and director did.
Now to the HATERS of HOT ROD/RODIMUS………what the hell is your major malfunction…..!!!!!!??
If you love Optimus Prime, if you see him as a hero, a friend, a father figure, than you need to RESPECT the decision that he made, the sacrifice he gave to save HIS FRIEND, HIS COMRADE. Prime cared enough for Hot Rod not to shoot through him. For me this is what made me respect Optimus, knowing that no matter what he would sacrifice himself for others. So if you HATE Hot Rod, that is like if you hated someones family member, so why the hell would Optimus than respect you for that opinion……….just saying. If I was Prime and you were insulting someone I cared about….well I would not like you too much, actually I would dislike you.
I view the movie as a Masterpiece and if it was not made I don’t know if I would be the Transformers lover I am today. The movie (unlike the show) gave a story about the battlefield, that there is consequences to battle and war.
Yes I know one of the reasons for so much death in the movie was to “make room” for NEW FIGURES, but I feel that it was handled in an awesome way. Most cartoons would have let the “OLD FIGURES” fade into the background to be forgotten, but TFTM made us REMEMBER the fallen.
Oh and I have to mention that the music by Vince DiCola is what really made the movie memorable.
Till All Are One !!!!!
Prime and Rodimus
Arise Rodimus Prime
Doesn’t this remind you of anything Kup ??
There are these idiots I know, that are just wasting chances and opportunities that fate have given them. I was not as fortunate as they are, my life was not made simple. I was told by others I was useless, labeled a RETARD, christened that title by my very own Godfather. He may be dead (don’t know for sure), yet the moniker he gave me still follows me to this date. It is one of the many reasons I was not allowed to finish my education, of course my Mother buying into the lies was an other reason. It was too easy for the lobsters to keep the star buried, and for them to break his will, his confidence in himself.
So now I am here, where I am, and all I feel is regret and hatred. Yes I hate these people, I know the emotion well, and I hate them. They are just squandering the gifts given them………..
Every time the G.I.Joe: A Real American Hero episode ” Primordial Plot” comes on, I always ask myself a question……was it based on the novel of Jurassic Park or vice versa.
I have to be honest after I saw the movie, I believe it was 1995, I just assumed the G.I.Joe episode took elements from the novel, really not knowing when the novel first came out. The movie and the novel is rather complex and the episode is a simplified version of the concept……so the novel just had to come out first…..right?????
The sad facts is, “Primordial Plot” by Donald F. Gult premiered on TV on November 12, 1985, and Jurassic Park the novel was published November 1990. So there you go, the idea of the bestselling novel, that later became a blockbuster movie was already used in a cartoon. To be honest this is not a surprise many …..and I mean many “creative ideas” were stolen from animation and comics.