Showing posts with label Website Glitches. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Website Glitches. Show all posts

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Blogger Is My Alternate


How's it going my gumdrops? You may recall that I published 2 blogs last weekend, on Blogger. Song Saturday and Cartoon Sunday are blogs I normally publish on It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns. Webs.com experiences glitches every so often. 

Since I'm already on Blogger, it's only fitting to publish Song Saturday and Cartoon Sunday blogs on here, whenever It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns goes down. I will just transfer those same blogs over to my website, after the glitches are over. That's basically what I did both today and yesterday.

Normally, I will share Song Saturday and Cartoon Sunday blogs to Blogger from It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns. Whenever I share those blogs on here, the links will redirect you to my website and vice versa. Isn't that fantastic?!

What would be even more fantastic is if Gen Xers and Millennials both liked, subscribed, shared, +1'ed on Google+, and left your feedback in the comments sections. I am online, during the evenings.

There is NO fee to join It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns. The incentive to joining is that you have a chance to read my "Horror" page. That's something outsiders do NOT have access to. Just think about it. 

If you are having trouble with the navigation, here is a blog explaining how to navigate around It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns.

http://goo.gl/kmXmUY

Anyway, thank you my gumdrops! I look forward to seeing you all very soon!

~ Anna H. 

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Song Saturday: Vanity's Nature Boy [Cover]


How's it going my gumdrops? Just when I was in the middle of blogging on my website, It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns, there was another glitch. As if this week was NOT terrible already.

Speaking of terrible, literally 1 day after Valentine's Day, Denise Katrina Matthews also known as Prince's former protege, "Vanity" died from Renal Failure at age 57. This is not only surprising, but also tragic. It appears that more entertainers have been dying again, including this past week. Vanity just celebrated her 57th birthday on January 4th. Over 1 month later, she's dead. RIP VANITY!!!

I don't know about anyone else, but it seems like the year of 2016 will be worse than the last several years. I really dread what this year has in store for us all. 2016 got off to a brutal start with famous people, most specifically musicians dropping like flies.

As I was saying, Prince's former protege, Vanity died from Renal Failure on February 15, 2016. It's a good thing Prince hasn't died yet. Chances are great that my uncle would go postal over him dying because Prince has always been more of an idol to him than Jimi Hendrix. The man loves them both, although he favors Prince over Hendrix.

Personally speaking, I was never a huge Prince or Vanity fan growing up, during the 1980's and '90s. However, my youngest aunt and I both had our own parakeets named Prince and Vanity. She had a blue parakeet named Prince and I had a purple parakeet named Vanity.

More than 30 years later, I still feel that having a purple parakeet named Vanity is strange because Prince was about purple. He has an album called Purple Rain, for an example.

When my youngest aunt and I had our 2 parakeets, I was a pre-schooler. She claims that my parakeet, Vanity literally pecked her parakeet, Prince to death. Supposedly, Vanity pecked out all Prince's feathers and gave him a disease. Talk about a vicious bird.

Other than having 2 parakeets named after Prince and Vanity, I was NOT a huge fan of their songs. Growing up during the '80s, I listened to more Pop Music and Glam Metal. I listened to Rap Music as well, even though my mother did NOT allow me to listen Rap. Regardless, I always listened to whatever I wanted to growing up.

Earlier this week, I learned some interesting tidbits about Vanity. For example, I had no idea that Vanity and Nikki Sixx from Motley Crue were engaged in 1986. On YouTube, I stumbled upon an old interview with Arsenio Hall interviewing Vanity.

       Arsenio Hall Interviews Vanity (1986)


Watching the way that man salivated over Vanity repulsed me to no end. Growing up, my grandmother always ranted about how much she could NOT stand Arsenio and normally referred to him as a "lowlife." After watching his interview with Vanity as a 33 going on 34-year-old woman, I have to agree with her. Arsenio Hall reminds me of the scumbags from the street.

Meanwhile, I was annoyed watching Vanity act like a bimbo on stage. Not to speak ill of the dead, but she was literally a bimbo on crack or a crack whore. Vanity used so much crack throughout the 1980's, that she and Nikki Sixx broke off their engagement in 1987.  

The Howard Stern Show: "Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx Explains Why He & Vanity Broke  Up" (2007)


By 1994, Vanity overdosed on crack and nearly died from Renal Failure. Because of the large amounts of cocaine she used throughout the decades, she began having kidney problems and had to go through a Peritoneal Dialysis 5 times a day.

After surviving her cocaine overdose in '94, she decided to become a "Born Again Christian" and went into Evangelism. In 1995, there was an '80s special on MTV, which was reflecting on music videos and groups from the 1980's. That's along with sharing updates about 1980's musicians.

Vanity explained in an MTV interview about her drug addiction as well as how she became "saved" and an evangelist. In addition, she began blaming Prince for her cocaine problems. As a 13-year-old girl at the time, I couldn't help rolling my eyes at Vanity's interview.

Unless Prince physically forced Vanity down and made her use cocaine, or slipped it in her drinks, he is not at fault. She chose to become a drug addict. Don't get me wrong. I think it's wonderful that Vanity quit using drugs and changed her life for the better.

All the while, Vanity acting self-righteous and blaming Prince for being a crack whore was and continues to be bullshit. I completely empathize with her wanting to change her life for the better and leaving her scandalous past behind. In spite of the past, Vanity really needed to take ownership for her dumb choices. Hopefully, the woman did before dying.

Before I forget, I learned something else about Vanity, that I found to be interesting. Like a few other singers in the past including the late David Bowie, Vanity did a cover of the old Nat King Cole song, "Nature Boy."

In 1989, Vanity made a cameo appearance on Friday The 13th: The Series as a Pop singer named, Angelica. It was on Season 2: Episode 20 titled, "The Secret Agenda of Mesmer's Bauble." In that same episode, it featured Vanity's cover of Nat King Cole's "Nature Boy."

You may be assuming that I'm half-assing today's blog. I really hope this is NOT the case. This has been quite a rough week and I almost didn't publish ANY Song Saturday blog for today. Rather than doing an entire block of Vanity songs, I thought I would share this extremely rare cover of Vanity singing "Nature Boy" for today's Song Saturday.


   Vanity "Nature Boy" [Cover] Friday The 13th: The Series (1989)


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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Cartoon Sunday: Strike The Blood

Strike the Blood Volume 1.jpg


On another note, Happy Birthday to the owner of Horror-Punks.com, Lord Marquis DeBlood! I hope you put on your best birthday cape and flaunt those pearly fangs.

If you would love to learn more about our very own Lord Marquis DeBlood from Horror-Punks, there are links upon links in a previous birthday blog, that I published last year.

Song Saturday Birthday Special: Marquis DeBlood


Meanwhile, it's Cartoon Sunday. Trying to watch the Shonen Supernatural Action Anime, Strike The Blood was another challenge. If you read yesterday's Song Saturday blog, you may recall that I mentioned it, when I published my review about Kanon Wakeshima's Tsukinami album.

Song Saturday: Kanon Wakeshima's Tsukinami

 

Kanon Wakeshima's "Signal" was the 2nd ending theme song to Strike The Blood. After mentioning Strike The Blood yesterday, it started to pique my interest.

  
Just to let you know, I'm 4 years behind on most of Japan's Anime releases.

When you're busy with working, blogging, managing your own website, social networking both on and offline, forced to work at social events, having to help take care of disabled family members, etc. they take precedence over binge watching the latest Anime.

As I was saying, I had a difficult time trying to watch Strike The Blood last night. Allow me to say, that Crunchyroll.com's media player sucks ass. The website's media player from 10 years ago was much better than the current media player.

Then again, Crunchyroll was NOT originally a legitimate Anime streaming website. Japan and the Anime Industry rode the founder's ass about it at an Anime Panel, 10 years ago.

Eventually, this led to Crunchyroll agreeing with TV Tokyo and other licensing companies to legally stream Anime with optional paying viewers. Since the time of that agreement in 2009, Crunchyroll's media player has been terrible. The company's media player is slightly better than CW's media player, which is by far THE WORST media player to ever watch a streaming show. Viewers complain about Hulu.com but it's NOWHERE near the CW's or Crunchyroll's media players.

I tried finding a higher quality version of Strike The Blood's pilot episode on YouTube but had no such luck. Trying to watch Strike The Blood in English subtitles via YouTube was blurry.

Today you have the option of either watching episode 1 via YouTube, or withstanding Crunchyroll's obnoxious commercial buffering, while possibly being interrupted by the commercials playing in the background, as you watch Strike The Blood. The fact that Crunchyroll's subtitles are larger and more visible than on YouTube is a positive.

Considering the fact that we're on the topic of Strike The Blood, having an understanding about the series would help. Just to warn Anime fans in advance, this Shonen Supernatural Action Anime is also a Dramedy Anime with some fan service and harem themes. That is along with vampires and demons.

Judging by episode 1, the fan service is pretty mild. It's not extreme like that God-awful Anime, Ikki Tousen. Don't even get me started on Ikki Tousen.

After I was finally able to watch Strike The Blood's episode 1 via Crunchyroll this morning, Kojou Akatsuki is making up tests over the summer. He lives in the Demon District of Itogami Island and is suspected of being the Fourth Progenitor Vampire.

On Kojou's way home from studying, he senses Yukina Himeragi. Yukina is a Sword Shaman for the Lion King Organization and attends Sakaki Academy Middle School. The Lion King Organization sent her to spy on Kojou and she must kill him, if he is proven to be dangerous.

So far, I like Strike The Blood. It looks like it has some substance to it. Granted, the series has some fan service but like I already said, it's nothing to the extent of Ikki Tousen.

Below you have the options of choosing between Crunchyroll's and YouTube's media players. Anyway, here is Strike The Blood for today's Cartoon Sunday.

Strike The Blood: "The Right Arm Of The Saint I" (2013)

http://goo.gl/serz7F
 



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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!