Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I had a very strange dream last night: I was in an elevator that broke - it tumbled down the elevator shaft (like flipped around) and I was stuck in an upside-down elevator for a looooong time only to be rescued by…1990s Arnold Schwarzenegger and the construction Property Brother?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Oh, wait, I’ve also seen the oft-mistaken-for-Disney Anastasia.

That’s two full Don Bluth films.

That all being said, my mom and I quote this part of Rock-A-Doodle to each other all the time:

  • Pinky: I don't want to lose my money and you don't want to lose your friends.
  • Chanticleer: That's blackmail!
  • Pinky: THAT'S SHOWBIZ!

But seriously, why was I watching this weird-ass French Canadian film from 1985 as a child?!? WHY?!?!?

Rock-A-Doodle from 1992 is a truly bizarre (even by Bluth standards) story about an Elvis-like rooster, a flood of Biblical proportions, and a live-action boy who is transformed into an animated kitten.

AVClub: Don Bluth Offered a dark alternative to Disney Animation

I think Rock-A-Doodle is the only whole Don Bluth movie I’ve ever seen? It was one of the movies that, for a long time, I wasn’t sure was something I saw - I was 50/50 on whether it was a fever dream (along with, like, Trading Mom and The Peanut Butter Solution). I’ve had a hard time placing them because 1) they’re barely memories that 2) aren’t at the forefront of culture and 3) I found them deeply upsetting. I think what also didn’t help was that my *copy* of Rock-A-Doodle was taped off TV and sandwiched in between The Little Mermaid and Fern Gully.

But this synopsis does not do it justice. It is an insane movie.

todayisnotthatday replied to your post“The guidance I’ve been working on for 14+ months was signed and…”
mists of avalon and, I think, the amazing adventures of cavalier and clay— the only two books that have ever made me cry (I was bawling at the end of Mists of Avalon)
This is shocking to me. You’ve only cried at 2 books? During your entire life?
Monday, August 18, 2014

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called “life.” Electric word, life. It means forever and that’s a mighty long time, but I’m here to tell you there’s something else. The afterworld. A world of never ending happiness, you can always see the sun, day or night. So when you call up that shrink in Beverly Hills, you know the one, Dr. Everything’ll-Be-Alright. Instead of asking him how much of your time is left, ask him how much of your mind, baby. Cause in this life things are much harder than in the afterworld. In this life, you’re on your own. And if the elevator tries to bring you down, Go crazy (Punch a higher floor! )
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called “life.” Electric word, life. It means forever and that’s a mighty long time, but I’m here to tell you there’s something else. The afterworld. A world of never ending happiness, you can always see the sun, day or night. So when you call up that shrink in Beverly Hills, you know the one, Dr. Everything’ll-Be-Alright. Instead of asking him how much of your time is left, ask him how much of your mind, baby. Cause in this life things are much harder than in the afterworld. In this life, you’re on your own. And if the elevator tries to bring you down, Go crazy (Punch a higher floor! )

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The guidance I’ve been working on for 14+ months was signed and released today.

Accomplishments!

That part of the Dean Ambrose-Seth Rollins (Dean kissing Seth before curb stomping his face into the mat) match was WWE really nailing one of it’s highs (or, probably, one of WWE’s best talents just continuing to nail everything?).

Especially after what Seth said to him last week, which was the worst.