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izuna_13_13 Report | 09/10/2016 9:36 am
Niiice! The Addams Family cartoon? Oh yeah, I remember that now! I was more so just into the old Addams Family show. lol

Ah, so you’ll be focusing on heroes in your mythology class. I hope that’ll be fun, it’d probably be more interesting to focus on the characters who’re seen as the antagonists though, they always seem the most intricate. C’mon Greeks, don’t disappoint!! lol
Pffffft, so Prometheus Bound was just a big ol’ whining party? That’s no fun except for the goofy nymph in cow form and that foreshadowing. But hopefully you’ll get to read about Herakles overthrowing his father! That would have to be climactic!!!
Yep, printmaking’s strange, interesting, but strange. And if we’re talking far east, I’d think it’d have to be the classical nature settings, pictures of royalty, or ones along the lines of Hokusai’s Great Wave Off Kanagawa.
Oh, I see. Yeah, it’s a tricky situation, weighing the options becomes a pretty heavy feeling. But your schooling in community college wouldn’t be for nothing, and you could always continue to learn nursing at another time too. I hope that when the time comes, you’ll be satisfied with your decisions! Funny, I was in the same boat as you, it’s a difficult decision that’s hard to gauge whether or not it’s worth it or not, even sometimes after the fact. You can do it!

Good job taking charge and putting yourself out there!! You’re involved!!!!!! rofl
Thank you! Likewise, I’m glad I’m getting to know you too! biggrin
Also, sorry for the delayed response. My week’s schedule was kind of shifted so I had to fit a lot of hands-on work into the weekdays.
izuna_13_13 Report | 09/10/2016 9:36 am
I see!! Goofy little song, but I can see how you love it! Looks fun! I’m surprised it was a commercial bomb when it premiered. And righto, if you love it and that nostalgia plays a big role, who cares, it’s fun and you appreciate it! rofl
Ah, that’s cool, a lot of people have never even heard of people like Red Skelton and Carol Burnett. Haha, Laurel and Hardy singing about a cricket! But man, that one woman’s voice was so shrill, haha!!
Oh man, your flautist friends in middle school must’ve had fun learning that song from Anastasia! I bet your clarinet Cruella De Ville song sounded great! Yeah, it’s definitely got more of a jazzy vibe, well suited to that instrument. Do you still play the clarinet? Or other instruments per chance?
I hope you’ll be able to see Kubo and the Two Strings at some point! You’re right, the story is like nothing else out there. Really now? I had heard the opposite, heard nothing but praise and acclaim. I know what you mean about the advertising for that one though. I saw some trailers for it on tv only a few weeks before the premier. Oh boy, I was unaware that there are already working towards another movie, I’ll have to research this Goblins book.
That makes perfect sense, your taste and interests are bound to change over time. That selectivity also sounds like it can be very helpful when you want to figure out what to watch or whether it’s worth watching at all.
So you’re a Guillermo del Toro fan? I see why, he’s made some really good movies from what I’ve heard, though I’ve only seen Hellboy of all things. lol
Goth horror? Edgar Allen Poe? Haha, those sound like your interests! You enjoy poetry and writing I take it?

Haha, nice. It’s probably wise that there are no other K-dramas you vouch for, that means you haven’t wasted all of your time on them! rofl But that’s a good point, they would probably be better if they were shorter in some form or another, the episodes are so long and can just drag on forever.
Ah, Princess Arete, I’ve been meaning to watch that movie for years! And you liked Ghost in the Shell? That one is great! Have you seen Akira, that’s another classic? Also, I saw that Princess Arete is done by Studio 4ºC, the studio that made Tekkonkinkreet, a movie that I’d highly recommend if you haven’t seen it.
Yeah, Mononoke’s beautiful, the show can be a little hard to follow, but it’s great. And yeah, Sakamichi no Apollon’s really cool, especially since it’s set back in Japan in the 60’s, a nice change from all the futuristic or contemporary settings. They got Yoko Kanno to do the music, who has done the music for the Ghost in the Shell anime series, Cowboy Bebop, and Zankyo no Terror among other things. I’d recommend those shows too. lol As a heads up, Sakamichi no Apollon is not about Japanese jazz, unfortunately, it’s about Japanese kids playing American jazz. I was kind of annoyed by that actually. rofl
So you’re more of a manga fan? I see! It’s less demanding than having to watch a show sometimes, haha. I love manga, but I’d never heard of any of those series you mentioned until now! I’ll have to check them out at some point!
izuna_13_13 Report | 09/05/2016 9:19 pm
...Definitely the easiest starting point, but yeah, I can see being disappointed that you wouldn’t be learning about other cultures’ mythology. Though you could probably just look up some stories in your free time and learn that way. Your pace, your choice of text, your choice of culture, no grades or taking notes either, haha. Plenty of good stuff out there to read and learn about!

Ah, is that what you’re envisioning? That’s fascinating!! It includes that kind of thing, yes! There’s obviously a lot of history, going back a few hundred years at the very least. And then when you take into consideration east and west, there’s a lot more there too. But at least in the western world, it mostly starts with movable type and being able to use it for communication, then through text or images, and then as documentation, and then as art itself, and whatever else. So yes, you’re not far off the mark! There’s a lot that encompasses printmaking.

Really now? Most nursing programs are like that? I can see why it’s so overwhelming. Ah, so you’re tempted to switch your major? Yeah, if you’re more passionate about sociology, it might be a better route. Many people would just stick with nursing because of the security and employability, but if your heart beckons for sociology, sociology it should be. Either way, your medical knowledge won’t go to waste! Medical knowledge is great to have anyway!

Ah. so the feeling was mutual! Haha, I was like that too! It’s intimidating to be around so many people and wanting to talk to so many of them! It’s easy to feel like you’re either being a creep or a weirdo when starting a simple conversation, so weird! Good job at getting involved and talking!!! If you hadn’t initiated conversation, it’d probably be a good bit longer until we talked, haha.

Yeah! Congrats! Breakin’ Gaia’s comment boxes! Being so social that Gaia can’t handle it! rofl
izuna_13_13 Report | 09/05/2016 9:18 pm
When you put it that way, it sounds like absolute garbage. Pfffft, if you have enough hope and look sad enough, things will change all around you for better or worse. Ugg, so gross!!!! I can see why it would be so hard to enjoy it, especially since they completely catered to the zombie aspect rather than the relationships of the main cast. Well, hopefully they won’t be making another abomination of a film like that, the poor books deserved better than what they got. 

Haha, so there’s a song in The Princess and the Goblin? Sounds like a good use of a song, keepin’ away those goblins! :rofl:
Ahh, so you all watched Laurel and Hardy films? That’s nice to know, not many people know of them, or at least people our age! Pfffft, your bother sounds like he knew what to question. I too thought the world used to be black and white as a young kid. :rofl:
Definitely, they were nice changes of pace from Disney for sure. Haha, you liked that “In the Dark of the Night” song?! Ahh, Rock Opera! I thought that one was creepy since all of those little critters were dancin’ around. I was always a fan of the most-remembered song of that movie, “Once Upon a December.” :XD
Glad you enjoy stop-motion too! It is very difficult, consistency can be a much harder issue to fix than in regular 2D or 3D animation. Yeah, Laika’s fantastic, really paving the way for stop-motion as an industry, but keeping the bar really really high, haha. Think you’ll get to see Kubo and the Two Strings while it’s still in theaters? I actually saw it today, coincidentally. It was very beautiful. Had a lot of traditional and cultural elements to incorporate too, so that must’ve made it more difficult.
Oh yeah, cartoons for kids are short for a reason, short attention spans! :rofl: Very fascinating that you remember movies more than shows though, that’s really cool. Middle school/high school is a great time to focus on movies and films, you’ve probably seen a ton of great things! Easier to retain lengthier and more intricate plots and pick up on subtle details and character development. too

Ahh, I getcha! Sounds like a good time to marathon. Netflix is definitely great for marathoning!
Haha, so you tried Korean dramas? Yeah, I’m in the same boat as you, they’ve got an interesting plot but too much goes on, it drifts away from the plot, and the characters become very, very repetitive. I nearly spit out my drink at your description of the main protagonist girl and her encounters with love, so accurate!!! :XD But yes, that, love triangles, and giving up and then trying again are also quite common. Coffee Prince sounds like a funny one, glad you found a good K-drama. I only have seen one or two and they weren’t worth the time I spent watching them, haha.
Oh, so you’ve got a friend who likes anime? Hmm, there are a lot that have cliches, they can definitely be avoided though! I love anime actually. Hmm, it depends on what you’re looking for. Have a criteria for art styles, music, genre, characters? Some random ones off the top of my head that are great are Mononoke(not to be confused with Princess Mononoke), Monster, Usagi Drop, and Sakamichi no Apollon. These are all different genres, but all are fantastic in my opinion.

Haha, no problem! Lists are great! I just typed a long list as well! :rofl: It’s cool that you can use those shows as background music/noise as well as them helping you with focusing!
I mostly watch goofy things. Futurama/The Simpsons, Flight of the Conchords, The Addams Family, Monty Python’s Flying Circus, to name a few. Just a lot of random comedies and cartoons. :lol:

Wow, that’s really neat! An origin story to the Gods! You’ve barely scratched the tip of the iceberg! Prometheus Bound sounds fascinating!
Ah, well hopefully your class all about Greek/Roman mythology will be gettin’ better and better! Not like you can run out of material to cover! Definitely the easiest starting point, bu
izuna_13_13 Report | 09/04/2016 3:32 pm
Mm, I see! Yeah, when a trailer does a good job and actually teases the audience, they're bound to get a few faces that they wouldn't normally see if they included everything. It's cool to be able to tell the general plot of a movie, but that also says something bad about how the movie industry now.
Oh weird! They added the four horsemen of the apocalypse and an attempt to humanize zombies? It's so radically different from the book!! Well, that's Hollywood for sure. Gotta make the zombie part as interesting as possible because everyone knows and will expect it to be a zombie flick. But wow, those other differences sound pretty major! It's incredible that people are able to make movies based off of books and then barely stick to the original material.
Ah, so it's Hungarian? I don't ever think I've seen a Hungarian movie, and I'll definitely have to watch it if it involves a castle flooding, spookies trying to marry a princess, and stomping on feet! rofl
That's a really handy parlor trick you've got then!! Well I'm sure I watched all kinds of cruddy movies, as many kids do. But my father's a big film buff and would put on all kinds of things, some of which weren't typical movies you show a kid. Like Charlie Chaplin, Marx Brothers, and plenty of other animated films or shows as well. But what I can recall now is Studio Ghibli movies, things like Nightmare Before Christmas/James and the Giant Peach, the Wallace and Gromit shorts, Ferngully, a plethora of Disney films, and whatever else I'm not remembering. Haha, you've got good taste in Don Bluth movies, An American Tail and The Pebble and the Penguin were two of my favorites too, I also loved Anastasia and Thumbelina. Oh, I remember hearing about Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland, but have never seen it. I'll have to watch that too! Were you into watching cartoons? Or more so films and movies?

Haha, so you're a marathoner? I definitely see why you're into the shorter shows then! It's incredible that people can blast through longer shows in a day or two! And you're right, shorter shows certainly limit all the fluff that you'd get in a longer show. Haha, it's very smart that you haven't watched anime in years then, so many fillers that you start to forget what the actual plot is after a while. Yeah, Japanese cliches are pretty strange, definitely not for everyone, haha.

Oh man, that's a long list of shows!! I Google Image searched all of them! They all look so nice! emotion_jawdrop
Haha, of course not! Crime dramas will always be popular if they're good enough! If the plot's juicy and the characters are intriguing, it'll be a hit show.

Hahaha!!! Crazy story!!! Boulder child! Eating babies! Cuttin' off testicles! The works! Thanks for the plot summary! And a condensed one at that! Hoo, there sure are some spicy characters in those stories! Do you have a favorite part of mythology that you've always been particularly interested in?

Ah, that's really interesting to hear that's how you see printmaking, as elegant and advertisement-based! But yeah, printmaking's a strange major with seemingly no options for work, haha. Animation definitely has more job opportunities.
Woah!! Your program and university sound pretty competitive!! It sounds like a very wise idea to study sociology too, not to mention very interesting! It is a fascinating subject that many people forget about even though it's something that we all encounter every day whether we want to or not. Probably because we're so used to it that it just becomes a part of our lives so we don't think about as often.
Good luck applying for the nursing department though! You'll do great!!!

Definitely, captchas get pretty darn annoying. And likewise! I remember seeing you appear in the WG a few years ago and thinking, "wow, she seems really nice and cool, we should talk one day!" I am also too shy and usually socially awkward, glad that's changed though! 3nodding
izuna_13_13 Report | 09/03/2016 8:37 pm
Hahaha!! So inspiring and beautiful indeed!!! Man, his books sound as dull as dishwater.
Oh yeah, it looks like it'd only have a small bit of romance, if any. Oh well, you tried to find a movie that your father'd like too, but it was indeed a very deceptive lie! Glad it was good though, haha.
Wow, so Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was that bad? That's a shame since people love that book! I'm surprised they wouldn't stay faithful to the book, considering that it would also save them a lot of time when it came to plot and writing! Weird, floperoo!!!
Haha, so is that what the book was like?! Sounds like great fun, still so surprised they wouldn't want to go with that, it's gold! rofl
I was also way into Disney movies. I also watched kind of weird movies too, though of course all of their names have gone out of my head now, haha. I'm unfamiliar with The Princess and the Goblin! Is it good? Ah yes, you've got good taste in movies! Yeah, Don Bluth has made quite a great number of animated films all their own! I used to love All Dogs Go to Heaven too!

Oh, so you enjoy the short seasons of British shows? Ahh, but I understand why you like it now. Definitely does allow a lot more time for other shows, much more wiggle room for a variety of programs with more time available. But most people feel like they're cheated, they only get a few episodes a year and then that's it. Period pieces and murder sound like great fun, it's a genre that's usually really well-constructed, with good plot, characters, and writing among other things.

The whole story feels like a let down? I can see that, considering what you were expecting and what was delivered. Ah, so Gaia is a pot-stirrer? That's fascinating, and the train of events that follow their interactions sounds very interesting. Haha, it must be rather confusing to get all of that straight after a while though! So many characters, plots, and backstories to keep track of. Hope the next thing you get to read is more interesting.
Ah yeah, that'd definitely explain why you've never heard of a class like that, it's rather specific. High school classes rarely can teach a student relevant information, unfortunately. I'm honestly not sure what I hope to do with my studies in printmaking now actually, haha. I've recently switched majors, now majoring in animation rather than printmaking. So it's all a bit of a mystery for me. And speaking of majors, your profile states that you're a pre-nursing major? What is that like if I may ask?

And thank you so much for the friend request!! 3nodding
izuna_13_13 Report | 09/01/2016 2:08 pm
I had to look up who Nicholas Sparks was, but I can see why you'd avoid his films!! Oh man, but talk about a career of doing the exact same thing over and over again. rofl
I just watched a trailer for The Adjustment Bureau, it really did look a lot more like a dramatic action movie, not a love story. lol
Haha, did you enjoy Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? I'm not particularly a fan of Jan Austen's work, but Austenland sounds pretty goofy! I've seen those "obsessive" fans up close, so that'd certainly be a funny movie.
Ah, definitely. Endings with that kind of quality and ability to stick with the flow of the film would be much harder to make nowadays, and they probably wouldn't be very successful. You're right there, social media would just kill the enjoyment of that. Internet's good for a lot of things, but makes a lot of other things feel less special or important.

Oh, now that you've mentioned Seth Rogen, he's definitely one of the larger influence on that genre of comedy. Ugg, the raunchy comedy already seems kind of washed up, to me at least, they're really going to beat that dead horse, especially since everything else afterwards will feel so tame in comparison. I feel your pain there, it'll be a long time until comedy changes to something a little more appealing. Ah, so you've started watching British comedy? A better way to go indeed, they almost always seem to have really good quality shows that can be genuinely funny, if a bit short.

Congrats on finishing Theogony!!! So Zeus ate his first wife? Greek mythology's always so intense, haha! Hera's a keeper for sure. lol
But wow, the battle with the Titans as well as Zeus and Typheous were short? Those writers love putting too much emphasis in some of the wrong areas and leaving out what could be the best parts. Sounds so incredibly anticlimactic!!
Ah, I should've clarified! Prints as in the art of printmaking itself and how it rose to prominence. Mostly a survey class discussing from when woodblocks were used for religion, art, and as means of communication up to today as mostly fine art. I study printmaking, art school has a lot of art history courses. lol
izuna_13_13 Report | 08/31/2016 2:11 pm
Ahh, that is a great scene. And you're right, it's a good reminder of how kind people can be. The movie and characters seem so genuine without pushing it too far or missing the mark. Haha, it's probably good that you can't remember the last new romantic film you've seen, they all look like garbage. Or at least the ones that advertise themselves as romantic movies. rofl
Haha, Down with Love sounds rather entertaining! I'll have to watch that at some point too. And especially if it's got bold colors and fashion! I know the feeling of being a sucker for a movie that has great fashion! It makes it feel much more authentic. Have you seen the show Penny Dreadful? Their costumes are really good.
Sounds good, let me know what you think whenever you get around to seeing some! A Very Long Engagement style-wise isn't as similar to Amelie as the other movies, it's more straightforward. Delicatessen and Micmacs are definitely more similar to Amelie, a little absurd and quirky. Though if you want one that's completely different, The City of Lost Children is radically different, visually stunning but a little more convoluted on the first watch. He also made a movie somewhat recently, but I have no idea what that one's like. lol

Haha! No way! That is a fun fact! Ahhh, that's really clever and fits so well with the game! I haven't really heard of other movies doing something like that before, so that's fascinating and tricky.
Ah, I know what you mean there with raunchy comedy. It kind of made its way into popularity seemingly out of nowhere. Yeah, The Hangover was pretty ground-breaking when it came out, that's for sure. Who knows, that kind of humor could even be traced to something like Family Guy, but then again, that's pretty different. I don't know much about Melissa McCarthy, but I can see why you wouldn't want to watch her. I don't think I would either. lol

Mmm, I can only imagine. It's probably like in Homer's Iliad where there's a ton of information about how detailed Hercules' shield is. And the pacing is off? Wow, I see what you mean, it must be so roundabout, breaking off into many long and detailed tangents about seemingly-unrelated at the moment pieces of information. Glad your professor promises that it will get better, 'cause I can understand getting sick of that one! Hope it gets better soon for your sake!
Yesterday I had a class called History of Prints. It was just the intro class, but it'll basically be a survey class about prints, which is also really cool because we will get to go and see a lot of prints during the semester. Actually looking forward to that class quite a lot.
izuna_13_13 Report | 08/30/2016 7:22 pm
Oh definitely! There's a lot of meaning to Amelie. It's also a film that after each viewing, you feel like you could walk away with something new. And oh man, yeah, that fruit stand owner really got what he deserved, such a tricky yet so fulfilling string of 'accidents' that befell upon him. And you're right, the characters do seem very human! It's funny that romantic films can so easily fall into the same old routine, but only a few over the recent years have been able to convey love and people as actual love and people; confusing, mysterious, unexpected, and fun.
Ah, so you've seen movies with Audrey Tatou! Those must be good, she's a lovely actor.
Hmm, that's tough. He's done so many great films. But another one that has Audrey Tatou in it is called A Very Long Engagement. It was a bit sad, but it was touching and realistic. But if you want something with crazy antic and characters, I'd suggest either Delicatessen or Micmacs.
Hahaha! You've got good taste in comedy!! rofl It's been years since I last saw Airplane, but I more recently saw Clue and enjoyed it a lot more than I expected to! xd But yeah, I definitely know how you feel when it comes to newer comedy here, it's all the same now. Same kind of jokes, same kind of characters, and yes, very raunchy. Not even funny kind of raunchy, like "we've gotta make this funny, so let's throw in an uncomfortable joke that will make everyone giggle because it makes everyone uncomfortable." Taste and class are the best way to go.
Haha, yes, Marty Feldman really stole the scenes that he was in!

I almost cried. He did live a very eventful and fun life. I haven't seen A Haunted Honeymoon, but I'll be sure to watch it.
An uneventful day? Ahh, well you have to get that kind of stuff out of the way so you can do something more eventful another day! Haha, I can see how Hesiod's Theogony could feel unnecessary, Greek literature is never very cut and dry. So lengthy!
My day has been fine. Had a trip to a doctor and then went to class. Nothing special. lol
izuna_13_13 Report | 08/30/2016 10:24 am
I agree. Movies are the best. Ah hah!! Yes, I love Amelie too!! It's been a while since I've run into someone who likes that movie, which is surprisingly odd even though it's very well renowned. It is very uplifting, isn't it? But in a much more roundabout way, as it also doesn't follow the typical route for being a romantic movie. Have you seen any other movies by the director, Jean Pierre Jeunet?
Haha, yes of course! Mel Brooks is a comedic genius! Oh, so you're a fan of Robin Hood: Men in Tights! I've only seen that one once or twice, but I'll definitely have to rewatch it again soon now!! Haha, you can quote so many scenes from memory?! It's a fun talent indeed! I can do the same with Young Frankenstein. rofl
I'm sure that the recent news of Gene Wilder has been saddening to you as well.

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Critical Role, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Avatar: TLAB & Avatar: LOK, Bob's Burgers, The IT Crowd, Steven Universe, Bones
The Princess Bride, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Mel Brooks productions, Pride & Prejudice, Studio Ghibli productions, Zootopia, Stardust, Airplane!, Amelie, Pan's Labyrinth
Okami, Dark Cloud Series, Atelier Series, Bravely Default, some Final Fantasy, Team Ico productions, Harvest Moon series, Pokemon series, Dragon's Dogma, Bioware productions
The Chronicles of Prydain series, Parasol Protectorate series, PC Grant series, Wicked series, Northanger Abbey, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, Redwall
Rat Queens, Spider-Gwen, Monstress, Hexed
Kimbra, Fleetwood Mac, Miike Snow, Orla Gartland, some Coldplay