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I felt the need to post about this because I had the good fortune to meet June about a dozen times throughout my life and have a few one-on-one conversations with her. And I just wanted to say that she deserves EVERY accolade she's ever gotten. Not only has she done so much for animation (both as an actress and as an industry person), but she was also tremendously sharp even into her 90s (she continued to work until around the age of 95) and very kind and grateful to her fans.
I met her because one of my Grandfather's friends hosted a Holiday party every year that she attended. And the other guests were always eager to talk to her once they found out who she was. And she was always VERY happy to converse with anyone who sat down at her table and asked her to sign stuff.
One of my favorite moments with her was when I brought a Ducktales comic with a Magica DeSpell cover for her to sign. I was embarrassed when the pen I brought didn't write very well on the glossy cover. Without skipping a beat, June reached into her purse and grabbed a HUGE Ziploc baggie full of different types and colors of pens, took one out, and it worked perfectly. She told me she's had this problem with fans before; so she made a point to keep that baggie of pens in her purse.
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This isn't the biggest deal in the world (though I still wish it would be fixed because its annoying as heck). But I want to put this out there in case other Firefox users are freaking out and assuming their accounts have been shut down or hacked or whatever.
Has anyone else had this problem?
nazis enacted anti jewish laws on the eve of jewish holidays-exactly as @POTUS has done on eve of Hanukkah. Don't light candles 2night, BHO!— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) December 24, 2016
Liberal US Jews just helped Obama condemn the Jewish State to worldwide #BDS and Terrorism. If they light Hanukkah candles 2night= <g>— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) December 24, 2016
In case you haven't been following the news:
"Israel can be Jewish or democratic. It cannot be both." ~ John Kerry.— Tennessee GOP (@TEN_GOP) December 28, 2016
But a Palestinian state can be Islamic? You can't make this up!
President Barack Obama’s White House is certainly closing out its final weeks with a no-holds-barred approach to Israel, following the Friday vote on United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, which blocks the Jewish state from establishing settlements in land the Palestinians claim as their own.
In a Wednesday speech that sounded more like a diatribe against Israel, outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry explained the Obama administration’s decision to abstain from — rather than veto — the 14-0 vote on the anti-Israel resolution, skewering the country for advocating a one-state solution.
“If the choice is one state,” Kerry said, “Israel can either be Jewish or democratic. It cannot be both.”
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I know a holiday post should be "cheery". But I thought it would be better (and more in keeping with the holiday) to reaffirm my peoples' right to exist.
Shabbat Shalom, mother fu*kers!!
This election sucks so bad that I'm honestly considering just not voting for anyone in the presidential campaign. I thought about throwing away my vote on the libertarian; but he sucks, too (not as much as Clinton and Trump. But sucking less than those two isn't something to be proud of)
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This cartoon basically describes how I feel right now.
RIP Alan Young. He wasn't the first Scrooge McDuck. But he was the best (he still did a brilliant job when reprising his role in Ducktales:Remastered at the age of 90!). Whoever replaces him in the new Ducktales reboot will have BIG shoes to fill.
I’m torn between being THRILLED that a new generation will grow up with Ducktales and TERRIFIED that this new show will be a badly written CGI atrocity.
IMO, Disney would be smart to just use the old theme song as is. That thing is the most notorious earworm EVER and (it’ll stand out among modern cartoons that don’t use epic theme songs anymore).Also, sad to say, they’ll likely use new VAs for Scrooge and Magica (since Alan Young and June Foray are over 90 years old now). And I’m betting on Greg Ferguson being Young’s replacement (mainly because his Scottish accent is authentic). And I’m betting on Tress MacNeille being the new Magica.
Yeah, I know. Mercury's weapon is out of character. I wanted to give each girl a weapon that fit their powers from the anime. And a round mace was the closest thing to a bubble that I could think of. LOL
I finally got to see this just before Thanksgiving. And the experience was something else:
--Despite the fact that the movie had been out for about two months at that point, the theatre was nearly half full!
--The audience (which was mostly Mexican families with young kids) was really into the movie. They laughed a lot and even stood up and applauded when the credits rolled!
--The movie's soundtrack is....unique. It's a VERY weird mix of American pop songs and traditional Mexican guitar music that somehow manages to mesh well together (for the most part).
--Also, I was happy to see Doug Langdale credited as one of the writers. IMO, he's one of the most under-rated cartoon writers out there (he's best known for creating the 90s cartoon "The Weekenders"). He is VERY skilled when it comes to writing groups of friends without inserting romantic bullcrap. And even in this film (where a love triangle was central to the story), he never forgot to make the trio convincing as FRIENDS before introducing the romantic drama. And it was a thrill to see him credited in a major film (here's hoping this leads to him getting more projects!)
I swear, I heard about this news via people sending me “Are you happy NOW!?" messages on Deviant Art. Apparently, a few people seem to think that I had a hand in this because I wrote some scathing reviews of Sanzaru's sexist revision of the Sly Cooper series. LOL
Here's the prompt list:
- Platonic reassuring shoulder/arm/hand grabbing
- Platonic tight, meaningful hugs
- Platonic late-night deep conversations that end in at least one person holding back tears or sobbing
- Platonic sleeping in the same bed
- Platonic forehead touches
- Platonic staring into each other’s eyes like the other person is the world
- Platonic CUDDLES
SUPER CLOSE PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS
And here's my Lina/Zelgadis BFF doodle collage:
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A Yiddish word that means "overcome with emotion." Pronounced "fer-klempt," people use it when they are so emotional that they're on the verge of tears or at a loss for words due to their emotional state.
[cross posted to 1word1day]