Sunday, November 20, 2016

Let's Talk Pokemon! Gen 7! Whoo!

Favorites:

  1. Bruxish
  2. Litten
  3. Oricorio (Pom-Pom, Sensu, Baile, & Pa'u)
  4. Morelull
  5. Shiinotic
  6. Wimpod
  7. Lycanroc (fave forme is Midday)
  8. Xurkitree (Okay, now this one's clever. Berserk, circuitry, tree. Body of wires, fingers are exposed gold filaments, tail and toes have plugs, covered in bulbs, with a spiky light-up star thingy for a head. It's just...creative. And Christmasy. :D)
  9. Pheromosa (ooooh, the smexy lissome Pokemon ;p)
  10. Primarina
  11. Type: Null
  12. Brionne
  13. Golisopod
  14. Toucannon ("Follow your nose!")
  15. Popplio
  16. Minior
  17. Wishiwashi
  18. Charjabug
  19. Silvally
  20. Jangmo-o
  21. Crabrawler
  22. Comfey
  23. Cosmog
  24. Bounsweet
  25. Palossand
  26. Sandygast
  27. Tapu Fini (Lele reminds me a bit of Pinkie Pie, lol)
  28. Lunala
  29. Nihilego (jellyfish-like, again)
OH, and of course the Alolan forms of Ninetales, Vulpix, Dugtrio, Exeggutor, Muk, Grimer, Sandshrew, Sandslash, Meowth, & Raichu! Those are great.

Other standouts:

Mareanie and Toxapex are...interesting...like some kind of sea star/urchin combo?? With a bit of jellyfish at first?? Hm.
Lurantis, the orchid mantis.
Dewpider (& Araquanid): Bubble helmet! And also, I WILL NEVER be able to pronounce this one without imitating Lump Maroon ("DEWPIDUURRRRRRR!!!")
Mudsdale
Crabominable is a Yeti crab!! :D xD
Salazzle--um, wow. xD;
Kartana: Whoo, origami! (And also chopsticks, and takeout boxes and menus?! :-o)
Celesteela: Okay, new Pokename to associate with Celestia over Cresselia. And what a bizarre design.
Buzzwole: Sheeeet, dat skeeter be swole AF!! Larry the Lobster+Crimson Chin+mosquito=Buzzwole. "Of all my muscles...my brain is one of them!"
Guzzlord & Necrozma are friggin' scary (& the former gross as well. xD)
Oranguru reminds me of the live-action (or, well, CG) King Louie.

The entry from 7/5/16 is the one where I attempted to rank 252 favorite Pokes prior to the full release of G7 (so there are now, total, as of this moment, 802.) Being able to narrow it down to <300 is quite the achievement, trust me.

And then for MLP: FiM...

Best S5/6 eps:

  • Make New Friends But Keep Discord (TREEHUGGER!!)
  • The Mane Attraction (COLORATURA, AKA RA-RA!)
  • Hearthbreakers (LIMESTONE PIE!)
  • Amending Fences (LEMON HEARTS!)
  • Canterlot Boutique (SASSY SADDLES! Love seeing her turn up anytime! And that goth pony...oh lordy, so many minor/bg characters I had to note in the LJ! [6/25/16])
  • The Saddle Row Review (The 80s dancers...! xD)
  • Top Bolt (Vapor Trail!)
  • Viva Las Pegasus ("Siegfried & Roy"......XD)
  • A Hearth's Warming Tail (Professor Flintheart, aka Snape-pony!)
  • The Times They Are a Changeling
  • The Cutie Map
  • The Cutie Re-Mark
  • To Where and Back Again
  • Tanks for the Memories
  • On Your Marks
  • Scare Master
  • The Crystalling
  • Gauntlet of Fire
  • Every Little Thing She Does
  • Princess Spike
  • The Fault in Our Cutie Marks

Weaker S5/6 eps (ones I had the most issues/difficulty with...many others were kinda eh/mediocre/somewhere-in-the-middle):

  • Spice Up Your Life
  • The Cart Before the Ponies
  • Crusaders of the Lost Mark
  • The Gift of the Maud Pie (Maud rules, but they only did half the "Magi" story! Wtf??)
  • Stranger Than Fan Fiction
  • Applejack's "Day Off"

~*~*~*

EDIT: Edit: Ahhh, here we go at last...a ginormo banner/background/collage thingy of all my favorite Pokémon and then some! (Until they release yet another frickin' generation in a few years?? 😲😬

...Of course since the files of it are 5-11K pixels in width, every website shrinks the thing down to invisible microsize...>___>  D; Okay, at least when you click on it, you can make out most of 'em...shyeesh.Couldn't it resize to fill/reach across the screen?

^ SCRATCH THAT! This here's INFINITELY better when you open in a new tab!! =D =D  All nice and zoomable and clear. :D


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

MLPMerch.com

Holy shit, I just found the most invaluable website--or, rather, I just realized how fully awesome and useful it is. Got my checklist going, plus the "wishlist" (for most-wanteds, unacquired blind-bag figures & brushables, "non-character-characters" to keep track of, & generally other fave pieces.)
And, of course, my pony board! /)^3^(\

My suggestions to the site owners would be: a) If possible, let users switch their lists between the default release-date order and a custom most-to-least-favorite order. b) Have the lists display in many columns, not just two (utilize as much of the screen as possible, reduce the scrolling.)

Monday, November 14, 2016

Hollywood's Best Female Characters voting

WELL, THAT was nuts...voted for approximately 150, and nominated another 80+. I was guided by their list, which was nearly exhaustive (but still significantly lacking--hence my additions), and seemed to be sticking to adult (or at least teen) humans. 

Votes included:
Merida, Ariel, Belle, Aurora, Mulan, Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel, Tiana, Giselle, Jessica Rabbit, the Bride (aka Beatrix Kiddo); Daenerys, Arya, Brienne, Margaery, Katniss, Lucy Ricardo, Laverne & Shirley, Thelma & Louise, Sandy & Rizzo, the Golden Girls, Carla, Edith Bunker, Reba, Cruella, Maleficent (ONLY the animated one), Annie, Morticia & Wednesday, Marge & Lisa Simpson, Mrs. Robinson, Private Benjamin, Maude, Winnie Cooper, Carol Brady & June Cleaver, Blanche DuBois, the Carries, the Dorothys, the Marias, Daphne, Elle Woods, Piper Chapman, Elise, Eve, Heidi, Helen, Hildy & Holly, Ilsa Lund, Jeannie & Samantha Stevens, Jenny, Jo, Julia Sugarbaker, Janeway & Uhura, Ma Joad, Mallory Knox, Mame, "Hot Lips," Martha, a few Marys, Hit Girl, Miss Gulch/Wicked Witch of the West, Mona Lisa Vito, Mystique (just Rebecca's; no offense to Jen, but I really only loved her in X2), Nikita, Peggy Bundy, Rebecca, Rhoda, some Roses, Satine, Scarlett, Stella, Storm, Sugar Kane, the Hayley Mills Parent Trap twins, Velvet, Wilma & Betty, Xena, Annie Hall, Amelie, & Nurse Ratched.

My additions:
Elsa & Anna (Frozen); Effie Trinket (The Hunger Games); Miranda Hobbes (Sex and the City--HOW FUCKING DARE THEY INCLUDE THE OTHER THREE AND NOT THE CLEAR BEST ONE?!?!); Beverly Crusher (Star Trek: The Next Generation); Lilith Sternin-Crane (Cheers/Frasier); Ethel Mertz (I Love Lucy); Frenchy (Grease); Amber Mariens (Clueless); Elle Driver & O-Ren Ishii (Kill Bill); Ouiser Boudreaux  & the other Steel Magnolias; C.C. Bloom & Hilary Whitney (Beaches); Jane & Judy Jetson; Pocahontas; Jasmine (Aladdin); Melisandre, Olenna Tyrell, Ygritte, Catelyn Stark (Game of Thrones); Alice Kramden & Trixie Norton (The Honeymooners); Mirage (The Incredibles); Megara (Hercules); Esmeralda (The Hunchback of Notre Dame); Mother Gothel (Tangled); Yzma (The Emperor's New Groove); Ursula (The Little Mermaid); the Evil Queen (Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs); Lady Tremaine (Cinderella); Madame Medusa (The Rescuers); Capable (Mad Max: Fury Road); Ulla (The Producers); Idgie Threadgoode & Ruth Jamison (Fried Green Tomatoes); the four stars of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood; Roxie Hart & Velma Kelly (Chicago); Brenda, Elise, & Annie of The First Wives Club; Madison (Splash); Audrey (Little Shop of Horrors); Anastasia; Crysta (FernGully: The Last Rainforest); Thumbelina; the Sanderson Sisters (Hocus Pocus); Princess Mononoke; Annie Oakley (Annie Get Your Gun); Janet Weiss, Magenta, Columbia (Rocky Horror Picture Show); Ophelia (Hamlet); Allison Reynolds & Claire Standish (The Breakfast Club); Nancy, Rochelle, Sarah, & Bonnie (The Craft); Daphne Blake & Velma (Scooby-Doo); the Baby-Sitters Club; Galadriel (The Lord of the Rings)...you could go on with a few besides Hermione from HP, Kida & the other Atlantis ladies, etc., but that was enough. xD

[2/2/17: Aaaand, THR does it again! ~500 choices for favorite actors...top faves have check marks...
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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Berenstain Bears Christmas Sweepstakes

Let's just see whether or not this HTML code for the giveaway shows up as the box it's supposed to, shall we?

<a href="http://www.oureverydayharvest.com/2016/10/berenstain-bears-christmas-fun.html"><img border="0"  src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nMP3DrutjUc/WBEUFN7uMaI/AAAAAAAANXQ/MIEd13-GGcwP938aru9ajDfuiPzTrp62gCLcB/s640/Berenstain-Bears-Christmas-Sticker-Activity-Book-Giveaway-Button.jpg" /></a>

...of course not.
Figures.
But anyway, the entry page is here.