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Astro Boy
Toon Town Blog
Saturday, 7 March 2009

Mood:  bright



 What are you people still doing here?! Go to my LiveJournal. I'm not updating this blog anymore.

 Here's to a year and a half of this blog! Now that I've shifted to a new place, people can actually comment.

 I also made a reference page for my second-favorite OVA, Assemble Insert. My favorite is Magic User's Club, but I've done enough work for that series by gathering rare manga pictures.

Posted by audobonbridge at 2:17 PM EST
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Wednesday, 7 January 2009
Popeye Candy Sticks
Mood:  energetic
Now Playing: "Sowing the Seeds of Love" by Tears For Fears
Topic: Other

I feel old.

The item to trigger this epileptic flashback was a tiny box of "Popeye Candy Sticks" found in a jar full of marbles and keys. That box brought back GRRREAT (not) memories of getting like seven boxes of them for Halloween. They'd always just sit in our bags until we ran out of all the chocolate and import candy, when we'd turn to the "sticks" as a last minute sugar blitz. Basically, it's like you run out of heroin, and have to sniff hairspray. Or something. That was almost not funny. Frown

 Anyhow, I can CLEARLY remember these things being called "Popeye Candy Cigarettes" and being sold in cigarette pack-esque boxes, but obviously, they can't make a candy like that anymore. Now, you get tiny boxes with two sticks in them. They still taste like confectionary sugar and paste, though. No matter they be "candy sticks", I still see little kids put them in their mouths like cigarettes, obviously because their parents have told them about the former name. Anyhow, I tried the candy again for the first time in years, and all I have to say is:

I do not look cool...
This tastes like sugar and ass.
Just like the real thing!

P.S.: I'm going to be starting a toy/cartoon review blog, under the guise of RobotKat.

Posted by audobonbridge at 2:09 PM EST
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Wednesday, 31 December 2008
But I the Great SKKRCH
Mood:  celebratory
Now Playing: Well, shit, why does "celebratory" have a cigar icon? What did I write last time?!

So, recently I bought a figure of Athena Asamiya (King of Fighters 2003) and concluded a toy review of her. I never knew how easy and fun it was to do toy reviews! I need to go through my dollar store collection sometime. And "Defenders of Space". How long have I been promising a review of that damn DVD?

 I actually don't like my Athena figure, because of the huge view of her panties you get. Hell, her skirt is semi-moveable, so you can see them from anywhere. I still have the packaging, and I almost want to put her back in it and pull the old "Shit-Never-Happened" trick and exchange her for a DVD of Captain Harlock.

For Christmas I got a small but certain amount of stuff, including a figure of Kaworu Nagisa (!), The Dark Knight DVD with bonus comic and replica Two Face coin (!!) and Prismacolor Markers (!!!!!).

I kinda wish I'd known about a Tetsujin 28 box set being in the anime shop, because I could have asked for it and right now I would have finished the series. It's about a little boy and his giant robot, and lots of crazy shit happens. So far, my favorite character is the semi-mobster, semi-bastard Kenji Murasame. (That's a Giant Robo picture, but he looks the same in either series.) I really can't say much about what he does in the show, as lots of things happen and it's difficult, but I can tell you that in the ancient English dub of Gigantor (the 60's version of Tetsujin), he was named ''Dick Strong''. I want to make an incredibly sexual joke, but I'm too tired.

So anyway, I'll be leaving soon to go get a gray marker for my Prismacolor set. Look at what I've done so far:

This is a character from the most obscure anime of all time, "Galatt" from 1984. (Watch the intro here!) Her name Patty, and she appears to be the embodiedment of the 80's.


EDIT: I went back to the store and managed to get that Harlock DVD, just in time, as all the discount DVDs were about to be "taken out" to whatever. I still have Athena, though.

Posted by audobonbridge at 11:48 AM EST
Updated: Wednesday, 31 December 2008 5:01 PM EST
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Monday, 8 December 2008
Scarring children's brains with cigars
Mood:  cool
Topic: Other
I remember being
or was I eight, (I don't recall
the date)
when my family was at Pike Lake
before Dakota Dunes
opened up
causing noise, air, light pollution
(you could still see the stars)
before I hit puberty
(when I could sit in spandex)
so I must have been
We're in Pike Lake
I don't think
our blanket
was supposed to be there, as people were
walking around us
but suddenly
I started yelling
because suddenly the air was thick with foreign smoke
but we couldn't really see it
Dad says, "I think it's one
of those American cigars."
Of course
Americans haven't really been
on my good side
the time
some American teacher came to school
and was so offensive
"Ho-ho, er you gois Canucks, eh?"
he said,
sounding like Rick Mercer
(in a footnote, what is with you gentlepeople
and your fixation
on Cuba, and its cigars?)
Back at the beach,
the offender walked by
with a burning cinnamon stick in his mouth
(it's what it seemed
to me)
238 angry stares following him
All I'd known about cigars
before 2002
Cyril Sneer
but that's retarded.

My father was into cigarettes
so that was the norm for me
and I suppose
had never seen one of those, I
would have found
them equally
and my throat would be irritated as much
by smoke.

Years later
I was at some sort of
like the one in Metropolis, but with
where I pretended to be feminine
and I had to watch someone light
Mr. Something's cigar
(what could have been his name?)
and I thought the entire situation was stupid,
as an obese man had a thick, rolled stick in his mouth with five men around him, holding lighters and grinning
I had to keep from laughing
since it looked
like the start
of a
crazy foreign ritual.

In retrospect
isn't that
what smoking

Posted by audobonbridge at 1:46 PM EST
Updated: Monday, 8 December 2008 2:10 PM EST
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Friday, 5 December 2008
Topic: Other

I just discovered the Miku puppet maker at ...

A crappy attempt at Proffessor Von Folger from "Giant Robo". If you know what that was, give yourself a shot of geritol.

And this begun as Cyborg 009, but now it kind of looks like a bastardized Vash the Stampede. I almost wanna make Wildwood, for measure.

In short, the program will only work with male characters, as your female figures may have a "Tick & Tuck" look to them. But do try to play with it for at least a moment.

Posted by audobonbridge at 9:20 PM EST
Updated: Friday, 5 December 2008 9:42 PM EST
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Thursday, 27 November 2008
A Poem About 'Social Dance'
Mood:  bright
Topic: Observations

God help me, all I expected
when I walked in that morning
was a decent game of dodgeball, or at least something
where you had to run around and beat up
the fat kid.

But instead, the lot of us
young girls, probably nobody was
were rounded up and paired with the 11th & 12th grade boys
whom were equally enthusiastic about
the entire situation.

Dammit Patterson,
how all the kids must
hate your ass
for cancelling soccer
and spending more time on dance
than we would have spent on soccer anyway.

Two of the older girls
(having being four females out of twenty males
in the older class)
wanted to dance with each other
and so, kept rubbing into each other,
and the boys were making fun of the two
which sparked imagery in my mind
of a darkened apartment
with 'Aeon Flux' on a worn out TV
with vaseline-doused fingers nearby.
Maybe they were.

I had to dance
with a total of four boys,
the third one looking like a deranged Napoleon Dynamite
with the voice of the lead Crash Test Dummies singer.
It wasn't as cool as it sounded.
The first boy I was forced with
gave me the thought that he was attractive,
which is a good thing
just months ago, I was in love with a
Japanese intern.

She was
a very graceful woman.

Dammit Patterson,
you fat sack of crap,
you stood in the corner with those teachers
half of them I'd
seen before,
and you all laughed like mad at us kids
while my legs hurt like hell
and I wasn't sure whose hand was sweating more.
I say it was my partner,
but I'll never see him again,
so I can't beat the hell out of him for it.

I left
near the end of class
because I could
and they started the Bunny Hop, and the music
they played
sounded like 'Sharky and George'
because I am an ass
and everything sounds like
something else
these days.

I came out of the bathroom
just in time
to see a train of people
hopping out of the gym
right in front of me.
I still don't know what
and my legs are still sore.

Dammit Patterson,
you fat psycho
who's never seen a vagina,
we'd better not do this again tomorrow.

Posted by audobonbridge at 1:01 PM EST
Updated: Thursday, 27 November 2008 2:24 PM EST
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Tuesday, 25 November 2008
stream of unconsciousness
Mood:  lyrical
Now Playing: "Duvet" by Boa
Topic: Other

For a second reference: "Arcade Game Flyers" was posted on November 22nd, 2008, in the evening.

At the moment, two boys fighting over an internet connection cable have resorted to this:

"Where's the internet (cable)?"
"The internet is up my butt."

I can't believe this is my work room. There's some creepy bald boy with sinuses, and he's got one of those crappy frozen coffees and an iPod so loud I can hear it at a natural level from two metres away.

Speaking of creepy bald boys, I'm going to try doing an english dub of "The Three Eyed One", 1990 animation. Sadly, I thought there were only thirteen episodes but there's actually FOURTY-EIGHT. :C I need to practice on man voices...

HOSHIT a kid just came into the room. He's a ninth grader, but I swear, he looks and sounds like he's nine. I call him Micro (!) but not out loud.

I need to acquire more issues of the NOW! Comics. Varr est derr en money?

Also, I made an art site, called Outer Spaceport 93. See, the title is a pun, being that "Outer Spaceport 45" was one of my favorite Astro Boy episodes as a kid, and '93' is my birthyear. I need to draw more Spirou stuff...

Posted by audobonbridge at 1:51 PM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 25 November 2008 2:05 PM EST
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Wednesday, 5 November 2008
Topic: Other

For historical reference: Sonic Drift 2 review was posted October 27th. Okay, I'm done.

 This story has some relevance to next week's article, being that it involves an actor who played the voice of a certain "Berry Bastard". Anyway, back in mid-September 2008, I went to "Waiting For Godot" for a class thing. We each had to bring ten dollars; seven bucks for theatre admission, two bucks for bus admission and one dollar for an accumilative beer fund for the teachers.

This is 40% of the play. I am serious.

In all, it was somewhat unpleasant. Way too long. Had no definite ending. Leaving the theatre room, I was jammed in the crowd and could hear things like "That's it?" or "What the hell was that?" I even heard an older guy from another school say "Well, that's two fucking hours of my life I'll never get back."

I would have really wanted to torch the place, if not for the fact that the main two actors were really good. There was Tall-Guy-Who's-Name-I-Forget-I-Think-It-Was-Italian-Sounding whose voice actually reminded me of this guy, and Henry Wolfe, this fat guy who kind of looks like a penguin. He did the voice of some educational video at he Meewasin Centre, and it involved someone in a red sack costume. It was supposed to be a Saskatoon Berry, but it was fail.

 UGH. The guys in the lunch room to my left are being so gross. In here, everyone's trying to study/work. (Why is the 'x' key on this keyboard so glitchy?)

Right now, I'm looking up pervy Spirou x Fantasio art-- I, UM, MEAN, I'm editing the site, so I'll see you guys later!

Posted by audobonbridge at 2:07 PM EST
Updated: Wednesday, 5 November 2008 2:08 PM EST
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Monday, 6 October 2008
Mood:  d'oh
Now Playing: "World of Quest" intro theme
Topic: Comics

It turns out that somehow, someone discovered the unfinished page for NOW! Comics Astro Boy #2, and it has already become our number five most popular page, ever.

But the problem is, I haven't even finished reviewing. There's one picture of Emperor Pilaf, and one of Bulma (it'll be explained), but whoever's looked at it has already ruined it for themselves. You may complain that the page was "there" and you clicked anyway, but whenever I "publish" the site, Tripod publicly unveils ALL the pages I've done. I can't freeze any page. But some of you guys have ruined everything.

 Trust me, it'll be finished this Saturday, and appear this Monday. I known my reviews of NOW! Comics' edition are what brings us fame, and I respect that.

 EDIT: The article was finished sooner than I thought, and it debuted on Friday night at 6:00. Go check it out.

Posted by audobonbridge at 3:33 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 10 October 2008 9:50 PM EDT
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Sunday, 5 October 2008
Mood:  cool
Topic: Observations

Smatter of things to report...

 JEEZ. All I want are some school friends who don't have severe psychological damage and/or phobias of their own relatives.

I am officially off the Bakugan, due to jerky fans. I used to be totally gay for Alice, too. Spinmaster just released a shiteload of action figures, and months ago I would have been excited, but ALL of them are poorly painted. Jerks.

I just started watching "The Raccoons" again, and Cyril Sneer is awesome all of a sudden.

I was a huge whiny douche only a few months ago.

I can't believe I've gotten into yaoi after less than ten months.

Is it just me, or is having Jesus on Family Guy just really, really wrong?

Rewatching "Metropolis", I see General Skunk has really blue eyes, almost Rock's shade. It's kind of pretty on him. There, I said it.

King of the Hill must be cancelled. NOW.

Posted by audobonbridge at 8:05 PM EDT
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