Thursday, October 15, 2015

Hey, Generation X! I'm Talking To You!



How's it going my POTENTIAL gumdrops? You may think that the name, "gumdrop" is insulting but as for someone like myself, who is between both Generations X and Y, I consider it to be cute. Most people would consider me to be a Millennial.

A little while ago, I learned that I am actually considered Generation Flux. I was born in 1982 and my mother was born in 1962. We have a 20-year age gap. Because my mother was born in between 1961-1981, she is considered a Gen Xer. Also, because my parents are Gen Xers and I was born in 1982, I am technically considered to be a "Fluxer." If my parents were Baby Boomers during the early '80s, I would be a Millennial.

With me being a Fluxer, I was both a child of the '80s and '90s and became an adult in 2000. It's amazing how time flies! Don't you miss the 1980s and '90s? You know, before entertainment turned into the Shit Sandwich it is today?

This is where YOUR generation comes in:

On September 23, 2013, I created my own website, It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns for free. Originally, it was only meant to be my personal author website. In a way, it still is. However, I spend more time posting entertaining and informative blogs than anything.

Song Saturday and Cartoon Sunday blogs are the main blogs I post, during the weekends. Sometimes, I will post an extra blog throughout the week. It really depends on how I am feeling and what else I'm doing at the time. I have posted nearly 300 blogs on It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns. Therefore, you're not extremely limited to content. Although, the only major restriction I have is my Horror page.

The Horror page on It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns has samples of some of the short stories I have posted. Only members can view this page and FOR FREE. Otherwise, everything else is fair game.

If you want to learn more about me, check out It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns. Last but not least, I would really LOVE to have your feedback. What do you want me to share, in order to keep you as a part of my target audience, that does NOT center around politics?

Thank you and I look forward to your replies!

http://itsnotallgumdropsandunicorns.webs.com/

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Recent Glitches On It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns

Metal Prints


How's it going my gumdrops? After sharing the latest Song Saturday blog yesterday, I turned off my laptop. During the early evening, I returned only to discover, that I could NOT access my own website, It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns at all.
 

I automatically assumed, that Mozilla was glitching on my end of cyber space. I opened 2 other tabs and went to other sites, that I normally frequent online and found no problems. 

Eventually, I checked my Yahoo Mail and learned, that numerous websites through Webs.com were down. Therefore, Webs had another glitch, while I was offline yesterday.
 

Website owners like myself had to contact Webs' tech support, in order to inform the company, that our sites were down. Now, It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns is up and somewhat functioning, again. I'm really sorry for the inconvenience.
 

If you haven't already, please try to check out these last 2 blogs below!

Song Saturday: Dark Sinfonia's Prospero

It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns' 2nd Birthday [Q&A EDITION]
 
Once again, I'm really sorry for the inconvenience!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fall Shows That I'm Glad To See Returning

How's it going my gumdrops? I meant to give a blog review on Blogger about fall shows I regularly watch, earlier this year. 

This year has been so chaotic and full of surprises in real life and in cyber space, that I never had the chance to give a review. Because this has been the case, I believe it's only fair to list the prime time shows, that I am glad to see returning this fall.

It appears that 2 of my favorite shows are running against each other, again. Now, I must choose 1 over the other to watch throughout the season on TV, which sucks for me. I will have less TV viewing hours. Anyway, let's get to my list of shows.

1) American Dad


I can't believe that Fox was so quick to dump this show. Based on what I have observed, most posters on Adult Swim seem to hate American Dad. Considering how extremely Liberal most of them are regarding politics, I expected more posters to like American Dad. 

The cartoon is political satire, that mocks Conservatives. It seems like Americans have become so obsessed with being politically correct and self-righteous, that they have forgotten how to laugh at politics.

Well, at least TBS is airing it uncensored. So far, I see no date listed regarding the show's return. However, TBS did buy 2 more seasons.

2) Family Guy 


This is another cartoon, that most Adult Swim posters seem to dislike these days. I've been watching Family Guy, since 1999. In '99, I was 17 years old. It's amazing how time flies.

Some posters have explained why they no longer enjoy watching Family Guy. Former fans have complained that the creator mostly recycles old episodes and re-writes history. I have to admit, some do have a valid complaint(s). 

At the same time, I still enjoy watching Family Guy for its dark humor and pop-culture references. Most of us 30-somethings and older can identity with the cartoon for its pop-culture references. Family Guy returns on 9/27/15 at 8pm Central.

3) Fresh Off The Boat

 
I love this show. Fresh Off The Boat is the Asian American version of Chris Rock's old UPN show, Everybody Hates Chris but with a 1990's twist. Some Asian Americans took an offense to the title and consider it to be "racist" because it's not "politically correct." 

Little do most people know, that the show is based off the memoir, Fresh Off The Boat. Even though I'm not Taiwanese, I can still identify with the protagonist, Eddie Huang. There are also '90s pop-culture references and he's supposed to be my age. I especially loved that both Brandon Lee and The Crow were acknowledged on Fresh Off The Boat.  

Fresh Off The Boat returns TONIGHT at 7:30pm Central.

4) Grimm

 
For MONTHS, I have been waiting to see what will happen to Juliette on Grimm. Is she dead or is she not? That's what I want to know. 

Last season, I was starting to enjoy watching Juliette embrace her Hexenbiest powers. Then, she became extremely malicious towards everyone. Trubel had to shoot Juliette, when she (Trubel) returned.

Throughout each season of Grimm, I never liked Juliette. She was always whining and her relationship with Nick was constantly on/off because he was a Grimm Cop. I would love to see Nick and Trubel as a couple. Sure, he's older than Trubel but it's not like she's underage. Just saying! 
 
Grimm returns on Friday 10/30/15 at 8pm Central. That's literally 1 day before Halloween!

5) Hawaii Five-0


Usually, I'm against TV and movie reboots/remakes. Although, I really made an exception for this show. Hawaii Five-0 needs LESS Kono and MORE Catherine and Wo Fat. 

The last 2 seasons of Hawaii Five-0 bored me to tears. It may sound harsh to say, but Kono is NOT an interesting character on this reboot. Is it just Grace Park as the character or is it the bad writing? I don't know.

Actually, Hawaii Five-0 always had ridiculous writing. I believe CBS hasn't canceled this reboot because it's more of a platform for celebrities. That's along with Alex O'Loughlin and Daniel Dae Kim as "eye candy."  

(Most women watch it for Alex. Grrr!)

As I was saying, Kono is NOT an interesting character. She is the most boring character on H5-0. Maybe if Nikita's Maggie Q. was Grace Park's replacement, Kono would be more interesting. 

I hope this new season of Hawaii Five-0 is more entertaining and doesn't center around Kono and The Yakuza. The show returns on Friday 9/25/15 at 8 pm Central. 

6) Sleepy Hollow



Last but SURELY not least is Sleepy Hollow. It is fantastic to see more minorities casted as main characters in Horror/Supernatural TV shows. This definitely applies, when interracial couples and sexual tension are included. 

What female viewer doesn't love Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane? Grrr! 

I'm naturally biased, since I've always had a thing for brunettes, especially brunettes with long hair. Yes, you all know my type now.

Moving along, I hope this season of Sleepy Hollow is as good as the last 2 seasons. Hopefully, we do NOT have to look at Katrina. She annoys me just as much as Juliette from Grimm. Those are 2 sickening characters, that need to die and stay dead. 

I believe Katrina represents Hurricane Katrina. Have you ever noticed, that every time the tramp's involved in something, there's bound to be destruction? If not, I have. That's besides Katrina being a cock and twat blocker. 

Yes, you read the last sentence correctly. I want to see Abbie and Ichabod as a couple. Otherwise, I will settle for Abbie and Hawley. 

Last season, I sensed a loved triangle forming with Abbie, Ichabod, and Hawley. Hopefully, the writers will do some more exploring with these 3 characters. Sleepy Hollow returns on Thursday 10/1/15 at 8pm Central.

In case you're wondering, which Friday night show I will watch on TV, it's Grimm. I'll watch Hawaii Five-0 on Hulu.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Cartoon Sunday: My Horror Anime Reviews [REVISITED]

Cartoon Sunday: My Horror Anime Reviews [REVISITED]

Chiller TV Beats Adult Swim To The Punch By Grabbing Devil May Cry



How's it going my gumdrops? It has been several months, since the last time I actually posted a blog on Blogger. Most of my content can be found on the official It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns website.

I blog over there at least twice on the weekends for Song Saturday and Cartoon Sunday. These last 2 weeks, I have been updating my reviews for Christmas Slashers and Horror Anime.

Speaking of Horror Anime, Chiller TV recently started airing Horror Anime, again. Many of us viewers are excited about it. In fact, Chiller TV's Anime Wednesday block appears to be a hot topic on Adult Swim's message board. What amazes me about some of those posters is that they seriously believe, that Chiller TV is new.

It is somewhat understandable why they would assume that Chiller TV is a new network, if they have never had Dish Network or Direct TV. Those are the only 2 providers, that carry Chiller TV.

Over 2 years ago, I posted a rant blog on Xanga 1.0 about Chiller TV's programming. I transferred this same blog below to JournalHome.com, last winter.  

http://www.journalhome.com/RealistMe/1002103/chiller-tv-or-not-so-chiller-tv.html
 
Since the time I posted that blog 2 years ago, my views about Chiller TV really haven't changed. However, I'm glad that the network decided to re-air Anime. If you have been following my blogs on the official It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns website, you should recall, that I posted a Cartoon Sunday blog last Sunday about Chiller TV and Tokyo Majin.

Cartoon Sunday: Tokyo Majin

The fact that Chiller TV beat Adult Swim to grabbing Devil May Cry has me reeling. Since the time Adult Swim re-branded its Anime block on late Saturday nights and early Sunday mornings as "Toonami," I have been saying for the last 3 years, that Devil May Cry should be airing on "Toonami."

Instead, the Toonami Team bought Deadman Wonderland and other shows. 2014 was the most that I ever watched Toonami. Surprisingly, Adult Swim grabbed Hellsing Ultimate, last fall.

Not that I hate every Anime Adult Swim airs, but I can't sit through watching most of the network's shows in general.  

What are the chances of Adult Swim snatching more of Syfy and Chiller TV's sloppy seconds for Anime? 

Last Wednesday, I told some Adult Swim posters that I'm currently watching Chiller TV's entire Anime Wednesday block. This is something I could never say for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim's Toonami.

I may sound condescending for saying this, but Cartoon Network and Adult Swim mostly pander to Shonen Jump Action Anime Tards. Both networks have been for the last 10-20 years. This is partly why the casual viewers are unaware of other genres and sub-genres, that aren't Shonen Jump Action Anime.

Before last week ended, I politely asked Adult Swim's main moderator, if he could add at least 1 of our Chiller TV's Anime Wednesday threads to Adult Swim's Featured Topics. Of course, our moderator ignored me. Then again, he pays selective attention when he isn't randomly banning posters for defending ourselves against trolls.

Why You Should NOT Join Adult Swim's Message Board

If our main moderator wasn't so condescending and ornery, more Adult Swim posters would have some respect for him. Adult Swim posters and moderators can leave other posters with bad impressions of them. Generally speaking, if the people at Adult Swim didn't have such attitude problems, more veteran posters would probably stay and new posters would join.

The network is already a heaping pile. Anytime Chiller TV's Anime Wednesday block has a more entertaining block than Adult Swim's Toonami, that speaks volumes. Granted, both Chiller TV and Adult Swim have their flaws like every other network. Although, if Chiller starts airing better Anime than Toonami, Adult Swim will be up Shit Creek without a paddle and will lose another portion of its Anime fans.

Before the Toonami re-branding 3 years ago, Adult Swim aired better Anime with more variety and wasn't as niche as today. If Adult Swim continuously allows other networks with lower budgets to defeat them, more Anime fans will look forward to Chiller TV's Anime Wednesday instead of Adult Swim's Toonami.

Why You Should NOT Join Adult Swim's Message Board



How's it going my gumdrops? I meant to post another blog on Blogger much sooner, but I have been extremely busy with my own website, It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns. This is along with juggling my online presence on several other sites. Adult Swim is only naming 1 example.

Most of my friends/subscribers on facebook, Blogster, and Horror-Punks already know, that I have been a poster on Adult Swim, since last August. Some have considered joining and I said, "No! You will regret it." You may be sitting down, scratching your head, and asking "Why not?" Here are some questions you should ask yourself before considering Adult Swim:

Do you like...

  • walking on eggshells?
  • being treated like a criminal? 
  • being accused of being a troll? 
  • being psychoanalyzed to pieces?
  • being treated like a verbal punching bag?
  • being politically correct every nano second? 
  • getting rape and death threats? 
  • constantly looking over your shoulder?
  • people insulting every show or movie you enjoy?
  • political oppression, oppression in general, and censorship?
  • whenever people always feel the need to put you in your place?
  • the thought of always being banned every time you defend yourself against assholes and trolls? 
  • Did you enjoy being an outcast in high school?

If you answered no to at least 1 of these questions, you should not join Adult Swim's message board. There are SOME nice posters. However, there are also shitty posters. These are the following reasons why you should not join Adult Swim:


Reasons Why You Should NOT Join Adult Swim's Message Board:

* No Blocking- Adult Swim doesn't have a block feature. Most blogging and social media sites have a "Block" button, which makes it easier for assholes and trolls to appear as "invisible" on your screen. Adult Swim does have an "Ignore" button. Too bad it no longer works because there are assholes I would personally LOVE to block.

* Hijacking- The topic of the thread doesn't matter. Regardless if it's a positive or negative thread, assholes and trolls love hijacking another poster's thread. The hijacking is usually done to create arguments and sometimes to spout death threats. I've gotten a few death threats by a skanky, narcissistic sociopath.

* Terrible Communications/Social Skills- The remaining veteran Adult Swim posters highly lack social skills; They don't know how to socialize or communicate. Their idea of socializing is being verbally abusive towards other posters.

* Begrudgment- Some posters are quick to begrudge other posters for their success. Some have an inferiority complex and are close-minded to anyone the moment they assume that other poster(s) believes he/she is superior to everyone else because of his/her accomplishments. This most definitely applies towards website and business owners. 

Rather than taking action and improving their own lives, some posters would rather demonize and ostracize another poster. In a nutshell, they are "haters." Most Adult Swim posters dislike business owners and love demonizing them because they were brainwashed to hate businesses in general by the media. 

Then again, Adult Swim is a brother network of CNN.

* Game Of Cliques/Alliances- Some veteran posters play both sides of cliques. I always love whenever a friend is in the center of 2 friends, who dislike each other. The friend in the middle will pretend to be "neutral," even though he/she already decided who's side to be on. This usually leads to ostracizing the other so-called "friend."

* The Blame Game- Some remaining veteran posters are quick to play The Blame Game. Rather than accepting their own faults, Adult Swim posters only want to blame 1 or a few other posters for their own problems, that they helped create. Most of them are their own worst enemies yet they still love finger pointing.

* Pissing Contests- The remaining veteran posters regularly hold pissing contests over politics and cartoon ratings in the most active sections of the site. 2 of the most active sections are Babbling and Toonami. Adult Swim's message board mostly consists of grown men fighting over politics like they are on CNN. Otherwise, there are Toonami Tards fighting over Shonen Jump Action Anime ratings rather than sitting down and enjoying their favorite Anime. Some of them have severe mental and behavioral problems and love wreaking havoc for other posters.

* Persecution- Veteran posters are usually quick to persecute new posters and assume they are recurring male trolls. I joined Adult Swim last August. In all my years of being an Internet user, I have never felt so unwelcome to ANY site. That was until I joined Adult Swim. 

I currently belong to several other websites. As toxic as some of those sites can be, at least new posters aren't treated like an inconvenience, if not a criminal.  

Adult Swim's message board makes other websites look like a trip to Disneyland. 

* Crooked Moderation- The moderators treat posters like an inconvenience rather than solving the problems. In order to cope with racism, misogyny, rape/death threats, and trolling in general, posters have to either ignore it, or jump ship. Adult Swim's moderators are the equivalent of cops, that turn blind eyes to the corruption. Instead of moderators enforcing Adult Swim's board rules, posters get a slap on the wrist for bad behavior by only getting temporary bans. Otherwise, there is a double standard and the moderators will justify it. 

* Multiple Identities- The remaining veteran posters create different poster names out of sheer boredom. I still don't understand the point of randomly creating multiple accounts, when they haven't been banned UNLESS it is to only rig polls and troll other posters. They really do rig polls and troll in aliases.

* Censorship- Adult Swim is a HIGHLY censored message board. Even though the network has "Adult" in its title and posters literally have their own dick pics floating around in cyber space, the message board and its programming are highly censored. People only preach about Freedom Of Speech, whenever it's convenient. 

All the while, those same Adult Swim posters are oppressive of others. Most posters can dish it out, but can't take it. They'll be quick to lecture someone about not being "politically correct," when they're not exactly the most respectful of anybody. I spend more time walking on eggshells for Adult Swim posters than anywhere on and offline. 

There are business meetings and sports bras, that are more comfortable and entertaining than posting on Adult Swim. I can only imagine some Adult Swim posters going on dates and being as boring as watching paint dry. Or as uptight and uncomfortable as a Super Wedgy.

* Turnover Rate- Adult Swim has a high turnover rate with posters. Most veterans grew tired of the negativity on the site and left. This is especially when it is impossible to have a fun thread meant for everyone. At least 1 asshole hijacks it only to start fights with another poster(s). This depends on whether the fight is with the creator of the thread, or someone else in it.

* Suicide Rate- Adult Swim has a suicide rate among posters. Before and during the time I joined the forum, there was already a history of some veteran posters being suicidal and committing suicide.  

I don't have an actual percentage. However, there were at least a handful. 

Some of those same suicidal posters threaten to commit suicide today.

* Social Networking Abuse- Some veteran posters treat Adult Swim's forum like it's their personal facebook status update. There is at least 1 morally corrupt/narcissistic sociopathic poster, who uses Adult Swim's forum like she's on facebook.  

She brags about all the Johns she's met and had sex with via Tinder.

* Limited & Opportunistic Humor- Some remaining veteran posters lack a sense of humor UNLESS they're trolling other posters. Adult Swim posters mostly revel in acting like rude, belligerent, chastising, and self-righteous trolls. Putting each other in their places mostly amuses them and their colluding friends. 1/2 remaining posters no longer watch shows on Adult Swim. Although, they will nit pick and psychoanalyze plots and characters to pieces.

* Cyber Ghost Town- Adult Swim's forum is on life support. Sane people should NOT join the site because the remaining posters already want to leave it or witness the shutdown. Most sane people don't have the time, energy, and patience to deal with grown men and their childish antics, while simultaneously lecturing other posters about being "politically correct" and arguing over shows. 

Ask yourself, "Why is the divorce rate constantly soaring?" If you say, "It's because people don't have time for bullshit," apply that same answer to Adult Swim's message board.

All in all, it's much better to remain an Adult Swim viewer than being a poster. Most of the regulars waste time nit picking and finger pointing at everything and everyone. Do NOT join Adult Swim. If you do, you will regret it even more because you CANNOT delete your account.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Giving Blogger Another Chance

How's it going? I originally created my Blogger account 2 summers ago. During that time, Xanga 1.0 was shutting down and re-launching as 2.0 on WordPress. Within these last 2 years, I have dabbled with many blogging communities and sites.

Since last November, I have been revising and archiving my old Xanga 1.0 and Blogster entries on JournalHome.com. I currently have only 12 more blogs to revise and archive. After I'm done revising and archiving, I will leave Blogster next month. If you would like to read most of my older Xanga and Blogster entries, I encourage you to visit my archives page on JournalHome.


http://www.journalhome.com/RealistMe/archive/

The majority of my blogs are on my website, It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns

http://itsnotallgumdropsandunicorns.webs.com/

When you have the chance, please let me know what you think!