Yes, I'm at wr0k, and I'm slightly b0red, so you get more of me than you ever wanted. Some of this isn't grammatically correct or readable either. But some of it is Historically Important (tm)
Re the tale of my sister coming over last night.
So, I got the Bebop movie on, and she's all "I don't like Cowboy Bebop." But like I said in raditzsex, I didn't turn off the movie. My house, my rules.
So, like, she tried not to watch it, but she ended up watching the scene where Vincent and Lee or whatever are in Vincent's stank apartment, and Vincent is playing his solitaire game, and there's one marble-o-doom left on the game, and Vincent shoots it so it you know, releases the nanothingys, and then Lee or whatever (I really don't remember his name at all) is dying. Lainie goes "What a horrible cartoon!" and I'm like, BLASPHEMY!! But I didn't really say that, because I was speechless.
So, I look at her with what I would describe as LJ mood "indescribable", and she goes on.
"Cartoons are supposed to be fun! This isn't fun!"
By then, Faye was dying from nanothingys, and Lainie's all trying to not enjoy the show, "Feh, now she's gonna die."
The only difference in this movie and most of the action movies and television she watches is that it's animated. She would have totally loved the movie if it had been a live-action movie taking place in London. If the same plot was on 24 or Alias or whatever action drama exists (I dont' watch 'em, so I'm really grasping here) she would have been all up in dat.
I made her watch when we thought Vincent killed Spike, too, just so she'd get the really dramatic parts.
Now, I have to say this. When I first saw the movie, I was on the edge of my seat with my hands covering my mouth when I thought Faye was gonna die. Hopefully I've mentioned that scene before, but if not, it's one of the most powerful scenes in anything I've ever seen (Spike's "Bang" at the end of the series is more powerful, but it had to be).
So, as you can see, we have a problem here. The problem is that I am going to inundate myself with Bebop and then I won't appreciate it as much. That's why I love tv, and syndication. Whenever FLCL is on air, I can go on and on about it and do love-fests in my LJ and stuff, without overdosing on it. I dunno if I've overdosed on stuff before, because I never thought about it before, but I'd really hate to OD on CB or FLCL. Or Pokemon, and if I was going to OD on anything it'd be Pokemon. I have a habit of playing a Pokemon video or DVD on repeat-play for days at a time. I used to do that with DBZ, but realistically, DBZ is so much better in manga form that I think it turned me off to the lame-ass adaptation by TOEI. Plus everything after Goku dies (the final time) sucks ass, so when I see it on tv it doesn't make me all DBZ-lusty. Shame, really.
I also used to repeat-play Space Ghost vids, but since it was me recording in SLP, those tapes kinda suck now. Same thing with Angry Beavers and Dangermouse and Transformers and everything else I ever SLPd. There really is no substitute for a commercially-produced DVD, except possibly a decent .avi or .mpg. (Whaddaya mean, what about a .wmv? There's no such thing as a decent .wmv!)
I think I have different phases that coincide with the mood of shows, too. Like, Angry Beavers is absolutely the funniest cartoon I have ever seen, and I'm totally in love with all the characters, but lately I'm in an action phase, so it's not the show that inspires me right now. (This could also be due to the fact that the Nicktoons tv channel has, for all intents and purposes, become the Klasky-Csupo channel, which annoys the living fuck out of me.)
Like, the other show I'm in love with right now is Kim Possible, which is funny, sure, but it's an action cartoon, too. So, see, my phases will determine what I love-fest on.
I'm sure when I acquire all the FLCL DVDs I will post many important FLCL entries.