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Got sorties? Seems we got one back for every 15 Try Coins we still had saved up. Along with the usual 200 MSP per coin, too. The Invader King steps foot onto the stage as the Space Army's Ultimate Boss, bringing with it a new fleshy stage for battles! It boosts SA Atk/Health, and offers the Fever time relief supply when sortied. That could be interesting when used with the likes of Monoeye, maybe. ... no campaign for bonus parts, though? Campaign probably starts tomorrow. Norah (Rebel slow-girl) is on the step crank, and Bloom (Invader alarune-girl) is box. Banden's unit preview video is over here. Bloom offers the first ever Space Army faction-wide movement buff! There's a returning box crank for Revived Cleo / Anastasia I / Innocent Odette on the 3rd of June, then a step for Un / Barbeln / Awakened Schwarz on the on the 11th. Looks like we've reset to having Marathons at the start of the month again. Atk / HP status strengthening items are now available to Trevor, PM MH-6 s, Innocent Odette, Awakened Schwarz, Wrath O'neil, and Rillacle.
Cara (Ptolemaic scissors-girl) is on the step crank, and Elysion (Independant pirate-ghost-girl) is box. Banden's unit preview video is over here. Notably, Cara offers a production locking ability - she's the second unit in the game to do so, following after Jane Doe. Also the Centipede has a defense debuff, which is still kinda rare. There's a returning box crank for Quaith / Liberty Rita / Avvio on the 18th, then a step for the ST versions of Grazia / Nova / Beatriz on the on the 25th. Atk / HP status strengthening items are now available to Nadia, Mars People, Avvio, Kagura(!), Red Goblin, and Owen.
So, carrying on from where we left off... Marionette (Martian teleporter-girl) is on the step crank, Towa (Ptole drill-girl) is box. There's an returning box crank for Mira Genesis / Lady Black / Otto on April 1st, and a step for Kagura / Jephet / ST Beatriz on the 9th. No obvious signs of an April Fools Day event, though there's a 15million download login campaign with a special version of Utan, and 1000 medals at the end. Atk / HP status strengthening items are now available to Toschka, Keesi II, Lady Black, ST Beatriz, Yoshino, and Odette.
2020.03.26 03:35 echotamar[Steven Universe Fandom] Statutory Rape & Attempted Suicide: The Tale of the SU Fandom’s Very Own Ariadna Juarez
(A note before I begin: As a matter of full disclosure, I was involved in the SU community at the time and had some involvement in the drama. This write-up removes my personal involvement in order to be as objective as possible.) Hi folks! I am a long-time fan of this subreddit and have decided to contribute something. This story brings us to the always-interesting Steven Universe fandom. However, today’s story has less to do with the insane whims of the fanbase and more to do with the doomed relationship between two content creators in the early days of the fandom. What started innocently enough would lead to possible sexual misconduct, the collapse of the relationship, and the attempted suicide of a third party, among other things. Also, for those of you who don't know, Ariadna Juarez is a Youtuber who got in trouble for her relationship with a 13-year-old. She was 18 at the time of the controversy. With that out of the way, enjoy!
PROLOGUE: There Were These Two Writers on Fanfiction.net…
To protect privacy, I have changed the names of the involved parties. Our first party, henceforth known as Sadie, was involved with the fandom since the very beginning, having authored one of the first stories in the show’s Fanfiction.net (FFN) archive (which dates to around November 2013). The second party, who we’ll call Lars, joined about one month later. Sadie and Lars were both prominent writers in the early days of the SU FFN community, and the two quickly became friends. The third party, who will be known as Amethyst, joined the community in January 2014, and became friends with both Sadie and Lars. A few months go by, Lars and Sadie continue to correspond, and the two eventually declare a long-distance-relationship in early April of 2014. Sadie and Lars frequently wrote about their love for each other in the author’s notes and made art for each other on DeviantArt (DA) as dedications. So you have two fanfiction writers who are being cute to each other – what’s not to like? Well, maybe things looked okay on the surface, but there was one major issue: age. You see, Sadie was 19 and Lars was 15. You’ll notice that one of those numbers is over the age of consent and the other isn’t. The age gap is also too wide for Romeo and Juliet laws. None of this would be an issue if the two keep their minds out of the gutter. The problem is that they’re not doing that, and the sexual edge of the relationship became quite apparent. On Sadie’s end, among other things, she: · Claimed to have used a side pillow as a masturbating aid while thinking about him. · Made numerous suggestive artwork geared toward him, including one featuring their avatars kissing. Lars’s avatar was implied to have a boner in this picture. · Filled out and posted a questionnaire on DA that included several questions about how and where they would have sex. · Referred to Lars as her “soulmate” on multiple occasions and public mused proposing to him on at least one occasion. Keep in mind, they’ve never met each other and he’s 15. Lars also engaged in sexual behavior, writing sex fics dedicated to her and going along with Sadie’s sexually charged tendencies, including filling out the same questionnaire that she did and posting it to his own DA. All of this aroused (pun not intended) the concern of Amethyst. She began pushing Lars to end the relationship, while also trying to get Sadie to stop the sexual behavior. Regardless of Amethyst’s efforts, the relationship continued unchanged until late September 2014, when Lars announced that he was going to write one more story and then leave the community, citing a diminishing interest in Steven Universe. Sadie was very upset but promised to support him and even mulled ghostwriting for him once he had left. Unbeknownst to everyone, there was a firestorm waiting.
The Ship Hits the Fan
On November 9th, 2014, Sadie made a DA journal asking why Lars had blocked her on FFN and DA. The next day, she made another post announcing the breakup and mulling about how betrayed she felt. What happened next? Whoo boy… · Several people questioned Sadie’s behavior during the relationship. One person went in a detailed legal reasoning about her behavior, while Amethyst went in hard on Sadie in a bullfight that spread into DMs. · Lars unblocked her and went in guns a-blazing in the comments, stating that he never loved her and that she should go to jail. Sadie fired back, arguing that he had never expressed any concern about her behavior and that she wanted to strangle him. This back-and-forth lasted a while, but there seemed to be movement toward some kind of reconciliation toward the end, with Lars suggesting that they could try again in the future. · Amethyst immediately swooped in and cried bullshit at reconciliation, calling Sadie a pervert and Lars a [insert not-nice word use to refer to a mentally challenged person]. Lars immediately went turncoat and turned fire back on at Sadie. This ended with them blocking each other. At this point, with the comments section a bloodbath, Sadie nuked the post. With the relationship now ended, both tried to move on. Sadie went back to making art, Lars lingered around in the community but didn’t publish anything over the next month. Meanwhile, Amethyst turned to trying to get Sadie’s creative accounts banned but was unsuccessful. She urged Lars to report her, but he refused. She then pressured him to report her. Amethyst put out a DA post at the end of November publicly detailing Sadie's actions over the course of the relationship. Perhaps this motivated what happened next. On December 13th, 2014, Lars deleted his DA account. Meanwhile, over on FFN, Amethyst and Lars got into a shouting match over this decision that ended with him telling her to get out of his life. Shortly after this, Amethyst posted a DA journal that was effectively a suicide note. Despite the pleas of people in the comments, she ended up cutting her wrists open. While she survived the suicide attempt, she was in a hospital for some time. She eventually returned to the community.
EPILOGUE: Ariadna Juarez Future
At this point, the worst of the drama was over. Each of the three went their own separate ways over time. · Sadie’s DA account eventually got banned because of these and other events that had occurred over the life of the relationship. Her FFN account still exists and remains active. · Lars ended up reactivating his DA account sometime later, and although he hung around the community for a few more months, he didn’t produce any new fanfiction. He eventually deleted his DA account again and wiped his FFN account as well. · Amethyst made a full recovery and remained active on FFN and DA for a number of years. She is no longer involved in the community. So, what can we learn from this? Probably nothing. At least it’s not boring. TL;DR: Relationship of questionable legality between two fanfiction writer ends in extremely messy/public breakup and leads to the attempted suicide of a third party.
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Broderick Stephen "Steve" Harvey (born January 17, 1957), nicknamed "Mr. Peanut Brain", is an American comedian, businessman, and entertainer. He hosts The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Family Feud, Celebrity Family Feud, the Miss Universe competition (since 2015) and Fox's New Year's Eve (since 2017). Harvey began his career as a comedian. He did standup comedy in the early 1980s and hosted Showtime at the Apollo and The Steve Harvey Show on The WB. He was later featured in The Original Kings of Comedy after starring in the Kings of Comedy Tour. He performed his last standup show in 2012. Harvey is the host of both Family Feud and Celebrity Family Feud which he has done since 2010. He has also hosted Little Big Shots, Little Big Shots Forever Young, and Steve Harvey’s Funderdome. As an author, he has written four books including his bestseller Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, which was published in March 2009. In 2017, Harvey founded Steve Harvey Global, an entertainment company that houses his production company East 112 and various other ventures. He launched an African version of the Family Feud and also invested in the HDNet takeover along with Anthem Sports and Entertainment. He and his wife Marjorie are the founders of The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, a non profit organization focused on youth education. He is a six-time Daytime Emmy Award winner, two-time Marconi Award winner, and a 14-time NAACP Image Award winner in various categories. Early Life Harvey was born on January 17, 1957, in Welch, West Virginia, and is the son of Jesse Harvey, a coal miner, and Eloise Vera. His first name is Broderick, named after actor Broderick Crawford of the TV series Highway Patrol. Harvey's family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, living on East 112th Street, which was renamed Steve Harvey Way in 2015. He graduated from Glenville High School in 1974. Shortly after high school, he attended Kent State University and West Virginia University and is a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. Career Early career and comedy Harvey has been a boxer, an autoworker, an insurance salesman, a carpet cleaner, and a mailman. He first performed stand-up comedy on October 8, 1985, at the Hilarities Comedy Club in Cleveland, Ohio. In the late '80s, Harvey was homeless for three years. He slept in his 1976 Ford when not performing gigs that provided a hotel, and he showered at gas stations or swimming pool showers. Rich and Becky Liss helped Harvey during this time with a contract for carpet cleaning and credit at a travel agency. 1990–2009; Move to television and film Harvey was a finalist in the Second Annual Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search performing on April 16, 1990, eventually leading to a long stint as host of It's Showtime at the Apollo, succeeding Mark Curry in that role. His success as a stand-up comedian led to a starring role on the short-lived ABC show Me and the Boys in 1994. He would later star on the WB network show, The Steve Harvey Show, which ran from 1996 to 2002. While popular, the show never achieved critical acclaim outside of the African-American community. In 1997, Harvey continued his work in stand-up comedy, performing on the Kings of Comedy tour along with Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley, and Bernie Mac. The tour became the highest grossing comedy tour in history, grossing $18 million its first year and $19 million its second. The comedy act would later be put together into a film by Spike Lee called The Original Kings of Comedy. That title was also used as the name of his comedy and variety television show (later renamed Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge), which aired on The WB network from 2003 until 2005. Harvey is the host of The Steve Harvey Morning Show, a weekday morning radio program he has hosted since 2000. It was originally syndicated through Radio One Inc. from September 2000 until May 2005. As of 2019, the show is syndicated through the United States. He had appeared in the 2003 movie The Fighting Temptations alongside Cuba Gooding Jr. and Beyoncé Knowles. The same year he played the role of Clarence Johnson in the film Love Don't Cost a Thing. In 2014 he had roles in the films Johnson Family Vacation and You Got Served; and, in 2005, he co-starred in the movie Racing Stripes as the voice of Buzz. In 2006, Harvey released the stand-up special Steve Harvey: Don't Trip... He Ain't Through with Me Yet directed by Leslie Small. The special was filmed at MegaFest with Harvey not using profanity during the show. In 2008, Harvey hosted the Disney Dreamers Academy, a teen-focused personal and professional enrichment event that took place January 17–20, 2008, at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Harvey released the book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man in 2009. The book is about how men think about women and relationships. Based on the book, the 2012 film Think Like a Man, is an ensemble romantic comedy depicting characters taking advice on dating from the book. The hardcover version spent 64 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list, 23 of those weeks at No. 1. 2010 to 2016; Family Feud and other ventures Harvey began hosting Family Feud in September 2010. The show has seen improved ratings under Harvey, and he has surpassed every previous Feud host to date in length of consecutive tenures. Harvey also hosts Celebrity Family Feud, where celebrities compete for a chance to donate up to $25,000 to their favorite charity. The show airs during the summer on ABC. On August 2, 2012, Harvey performed his final stand-up act at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, ending a 27-year career as a stand-up comedian. The two-hour performance was broadcast live on Pay-Per-View. “The road to this final show has been an amazing journey, doing stand-up for the past 27 years, and I can’t thank fans enough after reflecting on all those years on stage,” he said. The same year, Harvey debuted a self-titled syndicated talk show produced by Endemol and distributed by NBCUniversal Television Distribution at the NBC Tower in Chicago. In 2013, Harvey became the first double host nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award, receiving nominations for both Outstanding Talk Show Host and Outstanding Game Show Host. He was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The following year, Harvey launched a new dating website called Delightful. It is a joint venture with IAC with Harvey supplying articles and videos for the site. In December 2015, Harvey hosted the Miss Universe 2015 pageant in Las Vegas. Upon announcing the final results, he mistakenly named the first runner-up, Miss Colombia (Ariadna Gutiérrez) as the winner. A few minutes after she was crowned, Harvey announced that he had read the results incorrectly and that Miss Philippines (Pia Wurtzbach) was the new Miss Universe. He apologized to Wurtzbach outside the venue and later tweeted an apology to both contestants. Harvey also hosted the Miss Universe 2016 pageant in the Philippines on January 30, 2017, telling the Miss Universe Organization that he wanted to personally apologize to the Filipinos for the incident that occurred in the last Miss Universe pageant he hosted. He returned as host for the Miss Universe 2017 pageant in Las Vegas on November 26, 2017 and the Miss Universe 2018 pageant in Thailand on December 17, 2018. In January 2016, Harvey gave a motivational speech to audience members after the taping of an episode of Family Feud. He theme of the speech was for people to embrace the skills they were born with. He references embracing the gifts with jumping from a cliff and relying on the parachute (those gifts) to help you. The speech was the motivation for the book Leap: Take the Leap of Faith to Achieve Your Life of Abundance, published by Harvey in 2016. In October 2016, it was announced that Harvey would host two revival specials of Showtime at the Apollo for Fox. In November 2016, the Steve Harvey talk show was cancelled, and it was announced that Harvey had reached a deal with IMG to produce a new syndicated talk show in Los Angeles with NBCUniversal. The new series, Steve, premiered in September 2017, and was described as having more of a celebrity and comedy oriented format with a larger amount of creative control held by Harvey, as opposed to the previous program's larger focus on human interest subjects. To facilitate the new series, production of Harvey's radio show and Family Feud were relocated to L.A. Harvey is the co-creator of Little Big Shots, a series launched in 2016 and executive produced by him and Ellen DeGeneres. The series features children demonstrating talents and engaging in conversation with Harvey. Harvey hosted the show until 2019. 2017 to present; Steve Harvey Global Harvey united all of his businesses under Steve Harvey Global (SHG) in 2017. Brands under SHG include East One Twelve, Harvey's in-house production company that is used to develop digital content, films, and television. The company also owns the rights for international versions of Family Feud, of which an African version of the show was announced to begin in 2020. He also launched the Sand and Soul Festival in 2017. The event has been held yearly and features live music, comedy, and a question and answers session with Harvey and his wife Marjorie. He also launched Harvey Events, a special events company led by his daughter Morgan Hawthorne and son-in-law Kareem Hawthorne. It has produced events such as the FroRibbean Fest in Atlanta in 2018. In 2017, Harvey began hosting a New Year's Eve special from Times Square for Fox (which, like his talk show, would be produced in partnership with IMG). Two days before the broadcast, Harvey was ordained in the state of New York so he could officiate an on-air wedding between Keven Undergaro and Maria Menounos during the special. The special was Fox's most-watched New Year's Eve broadcast to date. In 2019, Harvey announced the launch of a learning hub called Vault. He also spoke at the first Vault conference held in Los Angeles. He also invested in the takeover of HDNet along with Anthem Sports & Entertainment. Bibliography 2009, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man 2010, Straight Talk, No Chaser 2014, Act Like a Success 2016, Jump, Take the Leap of Faith to Achieve Your Life of Abundance Awards and Honors Four-time winner: NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002) Three-time winner: NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Comedy Series (as executive producestar of The Steve Harvey Show – 2000, 2001, 2002) 2001: NAACP Image Awards Entertainer of the Year 2007: Syndicated Personality/Show of the Year – Radio & Records magazine 2011: BET Humanitarian Award – 2011 BET Awards 2013: Favorite New Talk Show Host – 39th People's Choice Awards 2013: Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame 2013: Marconi Award winner – Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year Three-time winner: NAACP Image Awards Outstanding News/Talk/Info Series (as executive producehost of Steve Harvey – 2014, 2015, 2017) 2014: Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host – Family Feud 2014: Daytime Emmy Award for Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Informative (as host/executive producer of Steve Harvey) 2014: NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductee (Radio) 2015: East 112th Street in Cleveland renamed Steve Harvey Way 2015: NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Host – Talk/Reality/Variety/News/Information 2015: Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Informative (as host/executive producer of Steve Harvey) 2015: Marconi Award winner – Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year 2016: NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Host – Talk/Reality/Variety/News/Information 2016: NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Variety Series/Special (as host of Family Feud) 2016: Honorary Doctorate Degree Received at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama 2017: Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host – Steve Harvey 2017: Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host – Family Feud 2018: Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host – Steve Controversies Politics In August 2011, on his radio show, Harvey called Cornel West and Tavis Smiley "Uncle Toms" because of their criticism of President Barack Obama. Harvey later apologized for using the slur but maintained his criticism of West and Smiley. In January 2017, Harvey was met with backlash from some in the African-American community for his decision to meet with then-President elect Donald Trump. He defended his decision, citing that it would help spark positive changes. Comments about atheists Harvey has received criticism for a May 30, 2009, book interview he gave on Larry King Live, which was guest-hosted by Joy Behar. During that interview, he asserted that women should not date atheists who, he claimed, have no "moral barometer." He opined that atheists are "idiot[s]" and stated that his usual response to discussions with atheists is to walk away. Racial comments about Asian men In January 2017, Steve Harvey made jokes on Steve Harvey about Asian men, ridiculing the idea that any white woman or black woman would want to date them. "Excuse me, do you like Asian men?" he said, "No, thank you." He went on to add, "I don't even like Chinese food." The remarks were met with criticism from Asian Americans, including New York politicians and author Eddie Huang. For instance, Huang remarked about Harvey's hypocrisy in speaking about issues facing the black community while denigrating Asians. Harvey apologized on his talk show and Twitter, saying: "I offer my humblest apology for offending anyone, particularly those in the Asian community. … It was not my intention, and the humor was not meant with any malice or disrespect whatsoever." However, he also earlier said, "I ain’t been laughing that much over the past few days. They’re kinda beating me up on the internet right now for no reason. But, you know, that’s life, ain’t it?" Comments about Flint water crisis In response to a caller from Flint, Michigan, who insulted the Cleveland Cavaliers after their loss to the Golden State Warriors, Harvey, a Cavaliers fan, told the caller to "go have yourself a nice glass of brown water!" in reference to the city's water crisis. The joke was criticized by, among others, Amariyanna Copeny and Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, who demanded a public apology. Harvey responded by saying, "The caller and I were talking trash about our teams and cities. Simply trash talking about sports. I made a joke directed at him, as he is from Flint, a city for which I have great affection and respect. So much so that I devoted a full hour on my daytime talk show to raising awareness for the Flint water crisis. … The caller laughed, as my joke was taken in the context it was offered." Philanthropy Harvey is the founder of the Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation, a philanthropic organization that provides youth outreach services. The foundation hosts a yearly camp for fatherless children and also partnered with Kent State University to provide scholarships to the school. Harvey is also a partner with Walt Disney World Resort and Essence for the Disney Dreamers Academy, a yearly workshop at Walt Disney World for 100 students. Personal Life Harvey has been married three times and has seven children (four biological and three stepchildren). From his first marriage, to Marcia Harvey, he has two daughters (twins Brandi and Karli) and one son (Broderick Harvey Jr.). From his second marriage, to Mary Shackelford, Harvey has another son named Wynton. The couple divorced in November 2005. In 2011, Collin County, Texas-based 199th District Court Judge Robert Dry expressed concern about Mary Harvey spreading false information about the divorce, with the judge suggesting that she had not been left materially destitute. In June 2007, Harvey married Marjorie Bridges, who he says is responsible for making him a better man and changing his life. Marjorie Harvey is mother to three children (Morgan, Jason, and Lori ), all of whom Steve adopted. Steve and Marjorie have five grandchildren: three through Jason's marriage to his wife Amanda, one through Morgan's marriage to her husband Kareem, and one through Karli's marriage to husband Ben. Through 2017, Harvey and his family divided their time between Atlanta, where his radio show was broadcast and Family Feud was recorded, and Chicago, where he hosted his talk show for NBCUniversal from the company's Chicago studios, although he would host his radio show there as well. In 2018, Harvey moved his talk show, radio show, and Family Feud to Los Angeles. Harvey is a Christian and has attributed his success to his faith in God. Harvey reports that he has followed a vegan diet for health reasons and has presented the rationale for his diet on his TV program.
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more deadly.)(Lots of Thyroid related changes.)(Fisher & Pykel/Fisher & Paykel)(Lots of changes to the James Dean crash.)(Lily Tomlin playing in Grace And Frankie.)(Identity Theft/Identity Thief movie)(Lincoln College Of Technology ads have connected letters.)(B&M racing logo has connected letters and off letters and off &.)(Certain tax problem solver company commercials have modernized letters.)(More Shirley Temple history changes.)(More weird new clouds.)(The Unabomber was an MK Ultra victim.)(Banjo Kazooie/Banjo-Kazooie)(More anatomy changes.)(Xarelto logo changed.)(Lots of new video games with connected letters, broken letters and modernized fonts.)(Dogs over 6 and 7 feet tall.)(Rainbow seahorses and really weird looking ones now exist.)(Lots of lyric changes to Da Ya Think I'm Sexy by Rod Stewart.)(Jersy/Jersey)(New Jersy/New Jersey)(SpecteSpectre movie)(Clint Dempsy/Clint Dempsey)(SportCenteSportsCenter)(Did the Pringles man wear a hat?)(Frost earthquames now exist.)(Flying platforms from the 1950's.)(Large eyes that used to be used in classrooms.)(Robot master golf trainer in the 1920's.)(Water bicycles in the 1920's.)( Air-powered skull massaging helmet.)(Electrical wheel called Dynasphere.)(Firefighting suits designed for rescuing airmen trapped in planes in the 1940's.)(Mechanical hands that help shave a man's beard in the 1950's.)(Similar invention that shaved a man's beard and had human bones in it.)(Street sweeping machine in the 1950's.)(Black and white camouflage used by soldiers while climbed trees in WW1.)(Mind machine used for measuring brain activity.)(A shockproof perm machine powered by electricity.)(Weird hair dryers in the 1930's.)(Weird old mind reading machines.)(Goodyear brand illuminated tires.)(Home tanning lamp with eye protecting glasses in the 1920's.)(Machine used for mouth x-raying in the 1920's.)(Do you remember Thums Up soda not existing?)(Tons of new logo changes.)(GriffindoGryffindor)(Other spellings?)(People used to dream in black and white?)(The Simpsons in the 1980's?)(Colored photos from the Great Depression.)(Does Weren't seem off to you?)(Feeling Alright/Feelin' Alright)(Any lyrics off?)(Any of their logos off?)(Delight/Deee-Lite musical group)(Any of their logos off?)(Cuddle Duds/Cuddl Duds)(Gladesville/Gladeville gym)(Lychee fruit?)(Nissan Ultima/Nissan Altima)(Does the logo look off?)(Sea World/SeaWorld)(Do any of the logos look off?)(Brand Power logo has connected.)(Royal applesauce logo has connected and off letters.)(Rock This Way logo has modernized letters.)(Ice crop circles?)(Door carved into mountain.)(Area 51 in Roswell, New Mexico or not?)(Blue glowing shrimp and other things.)(Mata mata turtles now exist.)(Duck keeps dog warm during freezing cold.)(Red bearded vultures now exist.)(Lots of giant tree stumps all over the place and all the things that may or may not have been giant trees before.)(Albino honeybees now exist.)(Moonraker doesn't show Christ The Redeemer.)(Issa logo has modernized letters.)(Ronon now does the RoboCop gun thing.)(Stone Mountain now exists.)(Georgia Guidestones now exist.)(Guy who invented Ice Bucket Challenge now died from ALS instead of a fall.)(Demolition Derby/Destruction Derby video game)(Does the logo look off?)(2 new maps in COD Modern Warfare?)(The Bible doesn't state whether there were more or less than 3 wise men or gifts and it doesn't state whether they went to see him right after he was born or not.)(Anything else off?)(Molakai/Molokai)(Other spellings?)(More weird squirrels.)(Cucumber lemons now exist.)(ForresteForester)(Ferrero Rocher logo and pronunciation have changed.)(Question mark and exclamation point symbol merged together is now a thing.)(Lots of logo changes.)(Snake massages now exist.)(Forrest Gump mom quote keeps changing.)(Goofy is now a cow.)(Fish remembering shapes and other things.)(Mysterious islands popping up.)(Snowy owl and raven interacting with each other.)(Steel spring tire in Germany in 1917.)(Prostpone/Postpone)(Costa coffee logo has changed.)(Lots of old game logos have changed.)(Dying all hair a unicorn color.)(Dunkin' apostrophe is different color than rest of name.)(Black peppers now exist.)(This is library hear what you want to hear.)(Many doors carved into natural formations.)(Have you heard of Laurie McDonald in the Mandela Effect community?)(Do you rememer Jamie's Got A Gun?)(Was Malcolm never an acceptable spelling of Malcom?)(White people not being the first slave owners.)(Black people owning slaves.)(American black people not being African?)(Anything else off?)(Something Christopher Columbus wrote about Native Americans that is weird.)(Goat with demon face?)(Menstruation and small penis emojis.)(Klarna logo and commercial font is off.)(StubHub logo is off.)(Ridiculousness hashtag fonts are off.)(Pigs now eat humans.)(Cadnium/Cadmium)(Julius Irving/Julius Erving)("I got a headache this big and it's screaming for Excedrin."/"I got a headache this big and it's got Excedrin written all over it.")(Anything else?)(Press On Nails/Press. On Nails)(Ben Gay/Ben. Gay)(Miracle EaMiracle. Ear)(Tyco has connected letters.)(McDonald's M changed again.)(Ghostbusters/Ghostbusters: Answer The Call)(All DeVry logos have changed.)(Tiger logo has changed.)(Milton Bradley logo has changed.)(The Book logo has changed.)(Tupac marriage story keeps changing.)(Ghost apple phenomenon.)(John Astin is now alive.)(Ericofon?)(Saturday Night Fever logo has modernized letters.)(Forty Six & Too/Forty Six & Two)(Other names?)(Kay Jewelers(Kay?)logo letters keep changing.)(Jared(Jarod or Jarrod and were those the only acceptable spellings?)logo letters keep changing.)(Mimic octopuses now exist.)(Symbicort logos have connected letters and numbers.)(London's Calling/London Calling)(Any of their logos off?)(Anything else off?)(Unicorn poop scented candles?)(Half male and half female animals.)(Famous Peru movie quote has changed.)(Woody's body spray logo changed.)(Tina's burritos logo changed.)(Ed McMahon worked with American Family Publishers.)(Glittery dog scrotums?)(Man sues parents because he was born?)(Carhardt/Carhartt)(Other spellings?)(Rikki Tikki Tavi/Rikki-Tikki-Tavi)(Other names?)(Anything else off?)(Were video stores very rare when they were a thing?)(Daniel Ricardo/Daniel Ricciardo)(Other spellings?)(James DeFranco/James Franco)(Other spellings?)(Was Timothy Leary a serial killer?)("You could do so much better."/"She could do so much better.")(Was the latter never said?)(Other lyrics?)(Do any of her logos look off?)(Didn't Elvis Presley say "Thank you. Thank you very much." more often and with more emphasis in his voice?)(Have the lyrics in One by Metallica changed?)(Lots of new logo changes.)(Lots of movie name changes.)(Sandbox trees now exist.)(Black squirrels now exist.)(Linda Ronstadt is now alive.)(Six Of Nine/Seven Of Nine)(Anything else off?)(Andrew Jackson wasn't technically an official US President.)(SirusXM/SiriusXM)(Capital Records/Capitol Records)(Do you remember William Christopher dying earlier or later than December 31, 2016 or still being alive?)(Do you remember John Amos dying a while ago?)(Eye drops that dissolve cataracts.)(Bree Larson/Brie Larson)(Was Brie never an acceptable spelling of Bree?)(Today And Every Day/Today And Ev'ry Day)(Humans being frozen and brought back to life.)(MediFacts logo has off letters.)(Hotpoint logo has connected letters.)(Teal McDonald's M in Sedona.)(Butterfly with 89 pattern in its wings.)(LasikPlus logo has connected letters.)(Abbot/Abbott(Other spellings?)(Is the logo off?))(Investigation Discovery logos have cut letters.)(Big Lots commercial fonts have off letters.)(Trintellix has off letters.)(Iv'ry Soap/Ivory Soap)(The boy that didn't fall down a well in Lassie is actually named Jeff and now the company man also fell down the well as we know Lassie fell down a well in the show too.)(Is the bench scene with the child with the woman and Forrest Gump different as in is the child older or was it a girl or is the woman different or was there no blanket or baby at all?)(Channum Tatum/Channing Tatum)(Other spellings?)(Have you heard of Captain EO?)(Anything else off?)(Greater sage-grouse now exists.)(Demon stingers now exist.)(1948 future cars.)(Jewel caterpillars now exist.)(Was it Osh Kosh Bogosh or another remembered spelling that hasn't been mentioned?)(Did John McCain's mother pass away?)(Goat gives birth to humanoid pig.)(Did Free Energy not exist or is it off or different now?)(Centrifical force and other things are off.)(The logos for The Jazz Singer are very off.)(Diana Riggs/Diana Rigg)(Other spellings?)(Do you remember Jimmy Buffett dying?)(Chickens now have larger ears, they have ear lobes and they have belly buttons.)(Lots of movie and TV show logos have changed.)(Lawrence OliveLaurence Olivier)(Other spellings?)(Mable Lee is sometimes spelled Mabel Lee.)(Do you remember Chumlee dying a while ago?)(Do you remember The Munstars(The Munsters?)TV shows always black and white and not color?)(Do the Techron logos look off?)(Life Boy/Lifebuoy soap brand)(Other names?)(Do the logos look off?)(Star Fort/Steller Fort/Bastion Fort)(Other names?)(Do any of the MasterChef logos look off?)(Orange icicles are now a thing.)(Have you heard of Bacteria Flagellum?)(Tomarto/Tomato)(Lots of weird sycamore colors.)(Cinderella's hair is now a ginger color and the famous glass slipper has changed.)(Tweedledee and Tweedledum's(Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum?)flags have changed to green.)(Lydia Deats/Lydia Deetz)(Other spellings?)(Do you remember WW1 and WW2 going through different years than they do now?)(Do you remember there not being a Titanic movie from the 1950's?)(Is Mona Lisa a man?)(The end of the first Predator movie has changed.)(Did the Black Panther scene in Forrest Gump not exist?)(Fender guitar logo looks different.)(RuPaul's Drag Race logo has changed.)(More airplane changes.)(More remembered spellings of Davey Crockett or Davy Crockett.)(Short Circuit logos have changed.)(Johnny 5 is alive.)(Ulysses S. Grant has a beauty mark on his face.)(Preparation H is a merged logo.)(S&H Green Stamps logo has changed.)(Anything else off?)(Space Mountain has modernized and merged letters.)(Rembradt TimbeRembrand Timber)(Anything else off?)(Eisenhower is smiling on the dime now.)(Buck Rogers logo is merged.)(Delta Force/The Delta Force)(Anything else off?)(Albino honeybees now exist.)(Gold glowing rocks.)(Julia Louis Dreyfuss/Julia Louis-Dreyfus)(Other spellings?)(Black tomatoes now exist.)(First soap opera to air in US called These Are My Children starts in the 1940's.)(Cheaters logo has changed.)(Has the video to Suedehead by Morrissey changed?)(Anything else off?)(Prodigy/The Prodigy)(Anything else off?)(Nova Laboratories from Short Circuit has merged logos.)(Love & Hip Hop logos all have merged letters and other stuff.)(Captain Marvel logo has merged letters.)(Love It Or List It logo has changed.)(Lion's mane mushroom now exists.)(80 million year-old dinosaur-era shark discovered.)(Cabal/Kabal)(Other spellings?)(James Stewart vs. Jimmy Stewart keeps changing.)(M with three humps instead of two?)(Kabalah/Kabbalah)(Other spellings?)(Was there never a 9/11 terrorism prevention team?)(Color film of Charlie Chaplin.)(Lots of electric powered stuff in the early 1900's.)(Amber Alert logos are off.)(Meganeura now exists.)(Return To Oz now existed.)(Larry Flint/Larry Flynt)(Harvey Wienstein/Harvey Weinstein)(Other spellings?)(False zokor now exists.)(Ridiculousness logo keeps changing.)(Gulf Of California now exists.)(Mexicali now exists.)(Dan Rather is now alive.)(Tila Tequila is now alive.)(Pink PantheThe Pink Panther)(Other spellings of Linda Ronstadt?)(Paulie Malinaggi/Paulie Malignaggi)(Other spellings?)(You can pills that make your poop glittery.)(Gary Alman/Gary Allman)(Is his death date off or was he still alive?)(Did the Jussie Smollett incident happen years ago?)(Other remembered spellings of Cadbury that haven't been mentioned?)(Adriana Juarez/Ariadna Juarez)(Perry Ferrell/Perry Farrell)(Other spellings?)(Stephanie KrameStepfanie Kramer)(Other spellings?)(Stefan TayloStepfan Taylor)(Other spellings?)(BetterHelp logo has modernized letters.)(Parks And Recreation quotes keep changing.)(An assassination attempt on George W. Bush in 2001.)(Ruth Westheimer is now alive.)(Cow that looks like its from outer space.)(Extend protein logo keeps changing.)(Jennifer Anniston/Jennifer Aniston) https://brightside.me/creativity-design/18-old-timey-inventions-that-might-leave-you-scratching-your-head-683060/amp/ https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KSdU5B_fdVo https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_Schulmann 6539.(Candy Logo change.)Do you remember the R in Nerds being lowercase? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerds_(candy) 6540.(Famous Speech name change.)I Had A Dream/I Have A Dream https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Have_a_Dream 6541.(Fictional Character appearance change.)Do you remember Ginormica from Monsters Vs. Aliens wearing a more blue suit with green or orange or black or solid black or solid blue suit?(Anything else off?) https://monstersvsaliens.fandom.com/wiki/Ginormica 6542.(Toy name change.)Easy Bake/Easy-Bake(Do any of the logos look off?) https://easybake.hasbro.com/en-us 6543.(Product Logo change.)Do you remember the T in Chia Pet not having the left side cut off?(Does the I look off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chia_Pet 6544.(Company Logo change.)Do you remember the Ms in Qualcomm not being connected?(Qualcom/Qualcomm) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qualcomm 6545.(Movie Quote change.)"Stirred, not shaken."/"Shaken, not stirred." https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaken,_not_stirred 6546.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember tumors not being able to have hair, teeth and other organs? https://m.health24.com/Medical/CanceReal-life-story/When-tumours-contain-hair-teeth-and-other-body-organs-20141124 6547.(T.V. Show name change.)Tosh 2.0/Tosh.0 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tosh.0 6548.(Video Game name change.)Outrun/OutRun/Out Run(Does the logo look off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_Run 6549.(Medicine name change.)Ariprazole/Aripiprazole(Other spellings?) https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-64437-1528/aripiprazole-oral/aripiprazole-disintegrating-tablet-oraldetails 6550.(Rock Band name change.)Prodigy/The Prodigy(Do any of their logos look off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prodigy 6551.(Celebrity death cause change.)Do you remember Phil Hartman killing his wife, then himself instead of his wife killing him? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Hartman 6552.(Fictional Character name change.)Alfred E. Newman/Alfred E. Neuman(Other spellings?) 6553.(Spelling change.)Trustle/Trestle(Other spellings?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trestle_bridge 6554.(T.V. Show name change.)Live With Larry King/Larry King Live(Anything else off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_King_Live 6555.(T.V. Show name change.)Live With Piers Morgan/Piers Morgan Live(Anything else off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piers_Morgan_Live 6556.(Music Lyrics change.)"All you wanted was somebody who cared."/"All you wanted was somebody who cares."(Anything else off?)(Do any of their logos look off?) https://genius.com/Michelle-branch-all-you-wanted-lyrics 6557.(Movie name change.)Monty Python And The Quest For The Holy Grail/Monty Python And The Holy Grail https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Python_and_the_Holy_Grail 6558.(Famous Actor name change.)Bill Mummy/Bill Mumy(Other spellings?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Mumy 6559.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Family Pantry being a company that was popular that sold edible products like caramels instead of only having one online picture? https://www.thefamilypantry.com 6560.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember certain animals like cows never having three horns? https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/unicorn-cow-stuns-farmer-after-7830943 6561.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember birds not being able to fly upside down?(Anything else off?) https://www.sciencefocus.com/nature/can-birds-fly-upside-down/ 6562.(Celebrity death that didn't happen.)Do you remember Lily Tomlin dying? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lily_Tomlin 6563.(Fictional Character name change.)Igglypuff/Igglybuff https://m.bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Igglybuff_(Pokémon) 6564.(Famous Rapper name change.)Tray Dee/Tray Deee/Big Tray Deee(Anything else off?)(Do any of his logos look off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Tray_Deee 6565.(Product name change.)Jif Muffin Mix/Jiffy Muffin Mix https://site.jiffymix.com 6566.(Movie Quote change.)"Life is like a box of chocolates."/"Life is a box of chocolates." https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SqOnkiQRCUU 6567.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(Haidinger's Brush, Niagara Falls frozen or not, insects trapped in opal instead of amber, snails and slugs eat paper and mail, skinny pigs, whiffling birds, measles erases immune memory, You've Got Another Thing Coming/You've Got Another Think Coming, one hour long totality of eclipse and blood red moon and not an eclipse every month, finger rafting, film footage of Mark Twain, lots of animals coming back to life after dying, lots of weird caterpillars, foxes are much better pets, Richter Scale is no more, tabker in Mad Max 2, lots of animals that look like Pokémon, bees that don't migrate, abandoned collider in Texas supposedly three times bigger than LHC, Tesla device in Texas, more geography changes, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, lots of weird new guinea pigs, Venus appears to change color and flicker, Gerenuk changes again, primitive tooth braces, more Mount Rushmore changes, changes to George Washington's overall appearance and inconsistent depictions of him.)(Video below.)(Sesame Street type of bird.)(Viper fish now exist.)(Camila Harris/Kamala Harris)(Other spellings?)(Was Kamala never an acceptable spelling of Camila?)(Do you remember black gum drops existing and purple ones that taste like what the black ones did not existing?) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KWwrDMMFv70 6568.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Cleopatra's place of rest being known? https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/people/cleopatra-s-tomb 6569.(Famous Composer name change.)Ludwig von Beethoven/Ludwig van Beethoven(Other spellings?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_van_Beethoven 6570.(Music Lyrics change.)"Slap the taste out ya face."/"Slap the taste out ya mouth."(Other lyrics?)(Are any of either of their logos off?) https://genius.com/Dr-dre-fuck-wit-dre-day-and-everybodys-celebratin-lyrics 6571.(Famous Actor name change.)Mark Paul GosslaMark-Paul Gosselaar(Other spellings?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark-Paul_Gosselaar Add-On: Do you remember Suzanne Summer, Summers, Sumers, or Sumer?(Anything else off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzanne_Somers 6572.(Famous Actor name change.)Adam Richmond/Adam Richman(Other spellings?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Richman 6573.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Down Syndrome or Down's Syndrome?(Anything else off?) http://blogs.reuters.com/gbu/2007/02/11/down-syndrome-or-downs-syndrome/ 6574.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember deer not being able to jump over cars? https://kutv.com/news/offbeat/video-deer-jumps-over-moving-car-at-full-speed 6575.(Fictional Character name change.)Goober Fraggle/Boober Fraggle https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Boober_Fraggle 6576.(T.V. Show Logo change.)Do you remember the letters in Fraggle Rock not being connected?(Anything else off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraggle_Rock 6577.(Fictional Character name change.)Dozers/Doozers(Do you remember them all having the same colored hat?) https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Doozers 6578.(Theme Song Lyrics change.)"Down in Fraggle Rock."/"Down at Fraggle Rock." http://www.metrolyrics.com/fraggle-rock-theme-lyrics-muppets.html 6579.(Music Lyrics change.)"When I saw her standing there."/"Since I saw her standing there."(Anything else off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Saw_Her_Standing_There 6580.(Company name change.)Delta Airlines/Delta Air Lines https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_Air_Lines 6581.(Store name change.)The Gap/Gap https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gap_Inc. 6582.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Jack & Jill never being Jack & Gill? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_and_Jill_(nursery_rhyme) 6583.(Song name change.)Forever Young/Young Forever https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_Forever 6584.(Celebrity death that didn't happen.)Do you remember Paul Sorvino dying? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Sorvino 6585.(Music Lyrics change.)"The tears are in my eyes."/"The tears are in my mind."("A shadow of a man. A face through a window."/"Shadows of a man. A face through the window.")("Walked away when love was mine."/"I've walked away when love was mine.")(Anything else off?)(Do any of his logos look off?) https://genius.com/Barry-manilow-mandy-lyrics 6586.(Camera name change.)Nikkon/Nikon https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikon 6587.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember deer only being able to give birth to 2 babies at a time? https://www.wideopenspaces.com/incredible-footage-of-a-doe-birthing-4-fawns/ 6588.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Ted from Four Rooms saying something different after asking to be shot now by the husband who thinks Ted is messing with his wife? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Rooms 6589.(Rock Band name change.)Human League/The Human League(Do any of their logos look off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Human_League 6590.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember ring piercings in fingers not being a thing? https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/beauty/experts-are-warning-against-engagement-ring-piercings-20180321-p4z5dy.html 6591.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember bulletproof vests in the 1920's not being a thing? https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/testing-bulletproof-vest-1923/ 6592.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the lead singer of Weezer wearing glasses in Buddy Holly? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_Holly_(song) 6593.(Movie Quote change.)"This house is clear."/"This house is clean." https://tenor.com/search/this-house-is-clean-gifs 6594.(Music Lyrics change.)"Maybe kiss me."/"Baby kiss me."(Other lyrics?)(Anything else off?) https://genius.com/Frank-sinatra-fly-me-to-the-moon-lyrics 6595.(Product name change.)Freaky Freezies/Freezy Freakies(Other names?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freezy_Freakies 6596.(Snack name change.)TransformeTransform-A-Snack(Other names?)(Do any of the logos look off?) https://goldenwonder.com/transform-a-snack/ 6597.(Music Lyrics change.)"I ain't afraid of no ghosts."/"I ain't 'fraid of no ghost."(Anything else off?)(Do any of his logos look off?)(Ghostbusters/Ghostbusters (Searchin For The Spirit) ) https://genius.com/Ray-parker-jr-ghostbusters-lyrics 6598.(Can't think of a title)Do you remember Rick James singing about New Age Magazines instead of New Wave Magazines? https://ilxor.com/ILX/ThreadSelectedControllerServlet?boardid=41&threadid=52506 6599.(Company name change.)LensCrafteLensCrafters https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/LensCrafters 6600.(Song name change.)McGrupp And The Watchful Horsemasters/McGrupp And The Watchful Hosemasters(Other names?)(Do any of their logos look off?)(Anything else off?) http://phish.net/song/mcgrupp-and-the-watchful-hosemasters/history 6601.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(Mexican mole lizard, frozen Baikal is clear, bear helps 3 year old boy and more weird new animal behavior, snakes have 2 hemipenes, more Mount Rushmore changes, rat eating plant, tulsa race riot, more Antarctica changes and other geography changes, margay, maribou shark, giant immortal lobsters, urohydrosis, bacteria in your brain, jacarundi/jaguarundi now exists and have changed before, Malayan Tapirs have changed again, anteaters have completely changed, screaming hairy armadillo, October 8, 1871, more weird flamingos, oriental short hair cat and other weird house cat breeds, Abercrombie & Finch/Abercrombie & Fitch and the logo has changed, Marabou changes again, Gharial changes again, pigeons producing milk changed again, more time inconsistencies, Chris Helmsworth/Chris Hemsworth, centipede bursts from snake's stomach, lakes that freeze crystal clear and can be walked on, more anatomy changes and weird discovered skulls, more Shiva changes, more eagle changes, more Buddha statue changes, more The Creation Of Adam changes, more Statue of Liberty changes.)(Video below.) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QLDLWzRTKxc 6602.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the Birdman Of Alcatraz having lots of birds with him instead of none? https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/people/the-birdman-of-alcatraz 6603.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Liam Neeson being involved in this wanting to kill a black man scandal years ago and receiving more support? https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/is-liam-neesons-career-in-trouble-after-admitting-he-once-wanted-to-kill-a-black-man 6604.(Celebrity death that didn't happen.)Do you remember David Soul dying in 2016 or more recently or earlier instead of still being alive? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Soul 6605.(Music Lyrics change)"Pretty eyes."/"Pretty eyed."/"Pretty eye."(Anything else off?) https://genius.com/Elton-john-tiny-dancer-lyrics 6606.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Judas being considered really ungodly?(Anything else off?) https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/religion/the-gospel-of-judas 6607.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Michael Fishman always playing D.J. in Roseanne and no one else? https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0688832/ 6608.(Commercial Quote change.)Do you remember the guy saying "No!" more than once? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qQnbL_5ZgbY 6609.(Product name change.)Kids Cuisine/Kid's Cuisine/Kid Cuisine(Do any of the logos look off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kid_Cuisine 6610.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(Second mode harmonic vibration, insect shoots larvae into eyes of humans, another human faced goat, more remembered spellings of Ghirardelli, sealand skull, Alabama rot, dorsal fin collapse in orcas, candiru and it might've been spelled differently, pyramids of Cochasqui, Porter Gable/Porter-Cable, first USA president was maybe black, more Back To The Future changes, more Great Pyramid changes and lots of other pyramid changes, magnetic North pole vs. geomagnetic pole, more on stone ball parks, light poles can shiver, botflies used to only be in Africa, Geiger counter, changes to the 2005 George W. Bush assassination attempt, 9/11 hurricane that missed NYC, rat-tailed maggot, Jerry Sandusky alive again, Umpa Lumpa/Oompa Loompa(Other spellings?).)(Video below.) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8Jle_2jeDVI 6611.(Music Lyrics change.)"Man we don't waste it."/"Man I ain't basic."(Did the latter not exist?)(Any of their logos off?)(One Republic/Onerepublic/OneRepublic) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E_WsSaeU-gk 6612.(Fruit name change.)Garbonzo Bean/Garbanzo Bean https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chickpea 6613.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember The Wild World Of Batwoman not existing? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ruLzQObWBkA 6614.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Friday: The Animated Series not existing?(Does the Friday logo look off?)(Anything else off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday:_The_Animated_Series 6615.(Can't think of a title.)Have you heard of black cheese?(Does the Wow Amazing logo look off?)(Have you heard of black noodles?)(Have you heard of brown noodles?) https://www.wowamazing.com/food/cheese-colored-black-made-with-charcoal/ 6616.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember cats not ever having human-like faces? https://metro.co.uk/2018/07/10/meet-valkyrie-maine-coon-kitten-human-face-7697910/ 6617.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember canada geese not ever being found in the UK? http://bird4u.mzzhost.com/can.jpg 6618.(Celebrity death date change.)Do you remember Albert Finney dying years ago instead of February 7, 2019? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Finney 6619.(Company name change.)Versachi/Versace(Other spellings?)(Is the pronunciation off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Versace 6620.(Music Lyrics change.)"Reach out and touch me."/"Reach out and touch Faith."(Other lyrics?)(Any of their logos off?)(Anything else off?) https://genius.com/Depeche-mode-personal-jesus-lyrics 6621.(Famous Physicist name change.)Erwin SchroedingeErwin SchrodingeErwin Schrödinger(Other spellings?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erwin_Schrödinger 6622.(Movie Quote change.)"Sorry I ruined your black panther party."/"Sorry I had a fight in the middle of your black panther party." https://m.imgur.com/gallery/BSeqWFD 6623.(Company Logo change.)Do you remember the letters in Crosshatch(Cross Hatch?)being normal?(Anything else off?) https://www.crosshatchclothing.com/collections/jeans 6624.(Famous Chancellor name change.)Imothep/Imhotep(Other spellings?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imhotep 6625.(Phantom geography.)Do you remember the Republic Of Macedonia not existing? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Macedonia 6626.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Sonoluminescence not existing? https://lycanlover.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/starinajar.jpg?w=590&h=332 6627.(Celebrity death that didn't happen.)Do you remember Burt Young dying a while ago? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burt_Young 6628.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember lion roars sounding a lot more loud and intimidating?(Was the MGM lion roar an actual lion roar?)(Were all famous lion roars from actual lions?) https://www.scienceabc.com/nature/secret-behind-lions-roar.html 6629.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember icicles being a lot more common?(Do apples, other fruits and vegetables grow at different times now?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icicle 6630.(Air Force Base name change.)Vandenburg/Vandenberg https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vandenberg_Air_Force_Base 6631.(Celebrity death that didn't happen.)Do you remember Gallagher dying a few years ago? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallagher_(comedian) 6632.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the highest mountain in Great Britain being Ben Nevis and the highest mountain in Australia being Kosciuszko?(Any other highest mountains off?) https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/geography/australias-highest-mountain 6633.(Can't think of a title)Do you remember chromatic typewriters not being a thing? https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2011/12/the-chromatic-typewrite 6634.(Celebrity death that didn't happen.)Do you remember Ted Levine dying a while ago? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Levine 6635.(Company Logo change.)Hancock/Hankook https://m.hankooktire.com/us/ 6636.(Famous Actor name change.)Ron Pearlman/Ron Perlman https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Perlman 6637.(Alcohol name change.)Hypnotic/Hpnotiq https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hpnotiq 6638.(Spelling change.)Comradery/Camaraderie(Was the latter never acceptable?)(Anything else off?) https://writingexplained.org/comradery-or-camaraderie 6639.(New fruits.)Have you heard of the yellow watermelon? https://www.specialtyproduce.com/produce/Yellow_Watermelon_7663.php 6640.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the FDA or another company being the first people to put expiration dates on milk bottles instead of Al Capone? https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/people/al-capones-milk-bottle-expiration-dates 6641.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Steve Jobs stealing the computer mouse idea from Xerox instead of Xerox already selling it and only improving on the product?(Anything else off?) https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/science/steve-jobs-stole-the-mouse-from-xerox 6642.(Famous Actress name change.)Carol Burnette/Carol Burnete/Carol Burnnette/Carol Burnnete/Carol Burnet/Carol Burnnett/Carol Burnett(Didn't she die?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Burnett 6643.(Song name change.)Valerie/Vallerie/Valleri(Was Valleri never an acceptable spelling of Valerie or Vallerie?)(Other spellings?)(Anything else off?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valleri 6644.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the zombie deer disease that can possibly spread to humans not being a thing? https://www.foxnews.com/health/deadly-zombie-deer-disease-could-possibly-spread-to-humans-experts-warn.amp 6645.(Chip Logo change.)Do you remember the letters in Cape Cod chips not being connected?(Anything else off?)(Were the letters in Kingston Technology normal?) https://www.capecodchips.com 6646.(Company name change.)VictoVicta(Was Victa never an acceptable spelling of Victor?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victa 6647.(Company name change.)Dooney & Burke/Dooney & Bourke(Other names?)(Anything else off?) https://www.dillards.com/brand/Dooney+and+Bourke/handbags 6648.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember these things being different or not a thing?(More on tartary, mud floods, surviving freezing, Orion arm instead of spur, Spanish flu, Great Wall Of Gorgan, Gigas clams, world's biggest pearl, more on Sonoluminescence and star in a jar, more on mantis shrimp, slowing the speed of light, going faster than the speed of light, speed of light changed recently and is not constant, another state of water discovered, another state of matter discovereed, female gladiators, now there officially a second shooter on the grassy knoll, otter fishing, dolphins help fishermen for no apparent reason, Henry Wordsworth Longfellow/Henry Wadsworth Longfellow(Other spellings?), more geography changes, more stone walls.)(Video below.) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ha9wfM3kLq0 6649.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember Slash not dying in 1992 for a few minutes? https://www.alternatememories.com/historical-events/people/slash-died-in-1992 6650.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember the Harlem Globetrotters not having female members? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JBK0P4ZCupE 6651.(Fictional Character name change.)Earnest P. Worrell/Ernest P. Worrell(Other spellings?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_P._Worrell 6652.(Plant name change.)Sambuscus/Sambucus(Other spellings?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sambucus 6653.(Can't think of a title.)Do you remember dolphin assisted human births not being a thing? http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/05/29/dolphin-assisted-births-are-a-thing/ 6654.(Famous Football Player name change.)Collin Kapernick/Colin Kaepernick(Other spellings?) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Kaepernick 6655.(Music Lyrics change.)"Demons in my head."/"Digging in my head."/"Ticking in my head."(Anything else off?)(Do any of their logos look off?) https://genius.com/Anthrax-got-the-time-lyrics 6656.(Fictional Character appearance change.)Do you remember Zangief from Street Fighter not having shin hair? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zangief 6657.(History change.)Do you remember black people not ever running for president in the 1900's except in the 2000's and 2010's? https://www.npr.org/sections/npr-history-dept/2015/12/01/455267676/a-forgotten-presidential-candidate-from-1904
Gisee (Regular Army Abigail-girl) is step (and has some relation to Midori?), Abigail (Rebel Army Abigail-girl) is box (and can have her hat&coat knocked off during a battle). No faction buffs this update. Banden's unit preview video is over here. There's a returning box crank for Clone Betty / Geminis / Ariadna starting 28th October, and a step for Edda starting on the 2nd November. Halloween chapter's up in Another Story SP, for Jade John and Amadeus Type:γ. There's a new mode for the Attack button, accessible via the pause menu - "in range", meaning "trigger all units that should be able to actually hit something". Handy! Base health has gone up! Enemy bases in Attack stages, POW rescue stages, and United Battle stages aren't affected.
Yup, that's a Daily Ranked sitting there. Amber (PF mech-girl) and Ariadna (Alien bazooka-girl) are box-crank units, Agalia (Independant succubus-girl) is step. Pickups are for Special Tarma, and Christmas Midori / Annette. Event cranks are for Halloween units, and Rebel chicks (Rapid / Huracan / Destrade). Red Patrolbot is no longer blocked by flying parachuters. Clearing world map stages now unlocks more units than it used to! For stages you've already cleared, go to your mailbox to get the parts:
Elite Hover Unit
Golden Hunter Walker
Shield / Infantry / Rifleman Bodyguards
There's also what looks like a new login bonus for beginner players, but I don't know what it actually hands out. Another Story gets a Rebel chapter for Mutation War (Huge Hermit).
Everlasting Summer Madoka / Rumi / Nadia
Wrath Allen, Bear, Locust, Red Conga, Chowmein-Conga, Mini / Huge Hermit
2017.10.20 21:05 TheGreatZiegfeld[DISCUSSION] My Top Twenty Five Favorite Albums of September 2017
September is pretty definitively in my eyes the best month of the year so far in terms of music releases. So much so, in fact, there have been a lot of big releases I passed over in order to get this list out at all. METZ, Wolf Alice, Motorpsycho, Phoebe Bridgers, Leyland Kirby’s ninety minute album under his own name, even Benjamin Clementine I unfortunately missed as a result of such a fantastic and varied month. This entire list is here to convince you that I spent my time wisely. Let’s hope I succeed in doing so. If not, I’ll always have the end of the year to catch up. Oh, and I decided to not include album covers for the sake of saving ten to twenty minutes of my time. If you really miss them, just let me know and I’ll bring them back for the next installment.
WORTH YOUR TIME (BUT NOT ON THE LIST)
Death from Above - Outrage! Is Now (Indie Rock) Of course even in not having the time for METZ, I did explore some of my own country’s more acclaimed releases, and this happened to be one of them. Nothing mind-blowing, both in and out of the context of the band’s previous work, but the energetic and punk leanings of the group bring with them some fun tracks worth trying. Favorite Track: Statues Sparks - Hippopotamus (Art Pop) Legends in the history of art pop, Sparks’ new album can feel inconsistent and self-indulgent, but their most extravagant levels of experimentation show not only the influence the group has had over the years, but also the appeal that brought them their acclaim in the first place. Favorite Track: What the Hell Is It This Time? Kedr Livanskiy - Ariadna (Outsider House) This Russian electronic artist doesn’t always have the depth and subversion of the artists that preceded her, but her grasp on house and pop music sometimes flow together quite comfortably and makes for some wonderful atmospheric tracks. I am really excited for what she does next, and maybe she’ll go down the route of Jane Weaver, or go fully into the abstract for later releases. But for now, Ariadna is a decent album with a tremendous amount of paths for her future. Favorite Track: Your Name Deerhoof - Mountain Moves (Indie Rock) The prolific and well-liked Deerhoof collaborate with a number of artists on this newest album, including Juana Molina and Xenia Rubinos, for a weaker but daring album in their catalogue. A group of largely quick and punchy tracks that don’t always leave a huge impression, but fascinate in that most every song has an interesting concept or idea, even if it falls flat in execution. Not a perfect experiment, but a commendable one by Deerhoof. Favorite Track: Begin Countdown
HONORABLE MENTIONS (COULD HAVE MADE THE LIST, BUT DIDN’T)
Giant Claw - Soft Channel (Sound Collage) One of several well-received Orange Milk Records releases in the past two months or so, Soft Channel can be a sometimes frustrating album in how it so often carries rhythms that is simply loses in other sounds and noises. However, the eccentricities and variation can really build some tracks into oddly brilliant groupings of swirling samples and the occasional rhythm drawing you back in. Favorite Track: Soft Channel 006 Mogwai - Every Country’s Sun (Post-Rock) Legendary post-rock group Mogwai obviously isn’t at the peak of their talents here, and it doesn’t have the nuance or variation of the best post-rock albums of the year. But the beautiful structures and instrumentation, even if sometimes plodding or redundant, still grabs the sense of largeness the genre can so often excel at. Mogwai may no longer be at their greatest, but they still know to some extent why they got the acclaim they did. Favorite Track: Don’t Believe the Fife Mount Kimbie - Love What Survives (Indietronica) An electronic album incorporating elements of indie rock, pop, ambient, and punk in various ways. This gives the album a ton of variety to work with, but unfortunately it does leave it to sometimes feel aimless. With two terrific features from James Blake and appearances from King Krule and Mica Levi, sometimes Mount Kimbie takes a backseat in their sound, and feels a bit unaffecting without the better known star amidst them. Despite all of this, their skills in electronic music and their wide array of variety does make for an entertaining album, one that comfortably fits whatever style it wears. Favorite Track: We Go Home Together Moses Sumney - Aromanticism (Art Pop) A stunning debut from the incredibly talented Moses Sumney, disregarding most conventions of his respective genres and styles in exchange for his own eye for structure. Sumney proves his skills unbelievably well, though with high ambitions comes some issues, largely in an occasionally plodding or unmotivated sound in a number of tracks. A few brilliant songs do prove not only his performance talent but also his ear for great music, he just needs to refine those skills as a songwriter before he will probably blow us away in his sophomore effort. Favorite Track: Quarrel
FINALLY, THE LIST
25. Zola Jesus - Okovi (Darkwave) Zola Jesus’ Okovi may very well be her most acclaimed full-length album to date, seemingly only rivalled in that category by 2011’s Conatus. An incredible singer, backed by some tension-building waves of sound and instrumentation, Zola Jesus easily sounds best backed by the most extravagant of noise. Unfortunately, some of these songs seem either lacking in any sort of progression, or just don’t reach any interesting or satisfying heights. Yet while there might be slower and boring parts to this album, when it picks back up, it really carries along with it a real sense of power and urgency. Favorite Track: Exhumed 24. Ben Frost - The Centre Cannot Hold (Post-Industrial) A minimal set of tracks that at first intrigues, but slowly grows a bit too long for my tastes… at least until you discover what it’s all building towards. The final two songs of the album are extraordinary, and make the entire, admittedly overlong album feel all the more worthwhile in context and upon relisten. Even down to such a simply conflicted title and cover, Frost knows how to slowly build anxiousness into something frightening. Favorite Track: Entropy in Blue 23. Iglooghost - Neo Wax Bloom (Wonky) Wild, eccentrically filled with layers of samples and sounds building and bursting around each other, almost like an amalgamation of some crazed musical culture or mind. Obviously as someone who enjoyed Jlin’s attempt earlier this year at doing something similar but much more stripped down and tribal, Iglooghost’s effort at the same idea comes across as more complicated and media-centric. It has been criticized somewhat for its “ADD-core” sound, but that type of aggression is partially the power Iglooghost has. I may prefer the first half of the album heavily over the second half, and Iglooghost’s vocal samples can range from decently fun to downright lazy, but Iglooghost’s music, specifically on this album, speaks to consumerist culture. Not in an obviously politically slanted or biased fashion, but by representing the speed and aggressive nature of consumption. It’s definitely one of the most colorful electronic efforts in a while. Favorite Track: Super Ink Burst 22. Hundred Waters - Communicating (Art Pop) Among the warmest albums of the year, Communicating is sort of like the pool that stands just above the biggest party of the year. At times the album can fall into conventions and lull itself along that line a little too long, but largely Hundred Waters really expresses a comfortably fun and atmospheric art pop sound that absolutely deserves more attention. Favorite Track: Blanket Me 21. Angelo Badalamenti - Twin Peaks: Limited Event Series Soundtrack (Ambient) These compositions often sound better in the show in which they were created for, and as an album it’s a bit inconsistent by itself. Despite all of this, this soundtrack delivers some terrific ambient and jazz tracks, both old and new, that largely sound terrific by themselves, even if the added context of the show’s emotional draw would better represent them. Favorite Track: Night 20. Greg Fox - The Gradual Progression (Nu Jazz) The underground jazz album everyone seemed to talk about for a week and then never bothered to hear, Fox might be better known to you for his fantastic drumming with groups like Liturgy and Ex Eye, and also on one-album album credits like with Ben Frost’s album A U R O R A. And yet the world didn’t seem ready for an experimental electronic jazz album by that drummer who was on a metal album with Colin Stetson of all people. And now that it’s out, I’d like to tell you that despite its oddities and eccentricities, The Gradual Progression is a fascinating little album with a wide array of sounds and styles. Fox doesn’t abide by the standards of melody much of the time, but he definitely makes something really cool to listen to. Well worth your time if you enjoy diving into the abstract. Favorite Track: My House of Equalizing Predecessors 19. Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun (Gothic Rock) Wolfe’s progression into doom metal earned her a ton of acclaim from critics and metal fans alike, and her newest album shows her further enveloping herself in the sound she sounds so comfortable in. The occasional diversions she takes from the style do sound slightly awkward alongside the heavy, pounding sound of her doom metal stylings, but most of Hiss Spun keeps to what she does best. Favorite Track: Scrape 18. Rapsody - Laila’s Wisdom (Hip-Hop) Similarly to Ben Frost’s newest album, Rapsody’s album may feel slightly overlong until it seems to come full circle in structure and sound. Rapsody not only holds the lengthier album well, but she also has on her newest album multiple incredible features, from Anderson .Paak sounding as good as he ever did, to Terrace Martin getting the attention he so often deserves. Rapsody may not have the skills to not be overshadowed by her features, but she definitely knows how to hold her own at least, not looking out of place compared to the all-stars she sits next to. By her next album, she’ll most likely be one of them herself. Favorite Track: Power 17. Alex Cameron - Forced Witness (Synthpop) Arrogant, addictive synthpop from the entertaining “character” that is Alex Cameron. Really doing the genre justice with little to no missteps, taking himself seriously when needed but also with a silly sense of humor. Borrowing heavily from the strengths of the 1980’s with very few of the issues, the highlight of Forced Witness is easily the debut with the amazing Angel Olsen that not only sounds like a piece from that decade, but also one of the best sounding songs of that era. It’s a shame these two came around so late, but the edge they bring, specifically Cameron on this entire album, makes them a product of both times. And some of the best products of either. Favorite Track: Stranger’s Kiss 16. The Clientele - Music for the Age of Miracles (Indie Pop) To those who’ve known The Clientele for a while, it’s easy to say they’re the perfect Autumn band, and this album is no exception whatsoever. Even in its slower and weaker moments, the reflective, calmer atmosphere from the album harmonizing and strumming as it does, is something not so often heard in pop music anymore, but can still sound incredible when done well. The Clientele does it extremely well. Favorite Track: The Neighbour 15. Open Mike Eagle - Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (Abstract Hip-Hop) While not every abstract hip-hop album from this year completely won me over, Open Mike Eagle manages to capture my attention moreso than other admirable artists like Milo, Wiki, or Shabazz Palaces, at least in this year, because he best knows the difference between sounding used to a scenario, and sounding bored of one. Open Mike Eagle can get emotional, but when he’s used to something, he sounds much more tired or subtly angry. He has an emotiveness and a variety to him that sets him apart and sounds ripped from the streets and schools he’s rapping about. Favorite Track: No Selling (Uncle Butch Pretend It Don’t Hurt) 14. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Luciferian Towers (Post-Rock) More concrete and obvious than their earlier and more acclaimed albums, Luciferian Towers expresses itself much more fully and immediately. While it may not be as poignant as their best work, it instead comes with a new intensity and a new power to it, cultivating wider arrays of sound and noise that culminate into something a little more wild and unhinged. It’s a new direction, but a creative and exciting one for the group. Favorite Track: Bosses Hang 13. Dalek - Endangered Philosophies (Industrial Hip-Hop) Speaking earlier about abstract hip-hop with Open Mike Eagle’s new album, Dalek comes with some similar charms, but instead of speaking knowingly about harshness in a way known too well, Dalek feels like the soundtrack to that harshness. Even when the lyrical standards don’t always impress, the atmosphere is unbelievably vivid and haunting, viciously collapsing an aggressive hip-hop style with ambient sounds exploring the troubled environment. It’s a creeping album, and instead of always speaking the truth, you hear it and see it quite clearly here. Favorite Track: The Son of Immigrants 12. Archspire - Relentless Mutation (Technical Death Metal) Cartoonishly bombastic, working speeds and sounds masterfully into something wickedly entertaining. Even the strained and groaned vocals feel fitting in their odd malicious energy perfectly punching their way through the instrumentation. Fully embracing its strange sound comes with everything sliding into place satisfyingly. Most theatrical metal albums I find to be a bit over-the-top and not completely holding together, but Archspire entertains so much because of their precision and their strange extravagance. Favorite Track: Remote Tumour Seeker 11. The Horrors - V (Neo-Psychedelia) Do you remember when I said Hundred Waters soundtracked a comfortable pool sitting above a great party? Well The Horrors soundtracks the ups and downs of that very party. Not that it sounds like any party going on nowadays, but the complexities and energy of each song fits quite a few scenarios, whether upbeat or downbeat. It also features one of my favorite happy closing tracks in a long time. In all its goofy glory, it finds the same brilliant sound that The New Pornographer’s We’ve Been Here Before did earlier in the year. Favorite Track: Something To Remember Me By 10. Bicep - Bicep (Deep House) Colorful house stylings from Bicep on their debut album, after a large number of EPs spanning the entire decade up to this point. They luckily built up enough attention to give this album the attention it deserved upon release, as it’s a lively and beautiful bit of electronic music, really capturing the spirit of experimenting and perfecting the genre. Favorite Track: Glue 9. Four Tet - New Energy (Microhouse) Speaking of the genre, Four Tet is yet another modern music legend with a new album out in September, and while it is more relaxed than Bicep’s s/t, the color in production is still beautifully apparent. Slowly moving sounds across and around each other in a spacious environment, it may not have the energy that its title suggests, but it is anything but boring. Favorite Track: LA Trance 8. Alvvays - Antisocialites (Indie Pop) If there’s one theme I think holds true for a bunch of September’s best releases, from Four Tet to Bicep, Hundred Waters to The Clientele, it’s a real comfort in the sound even upon first release. And of all these albums, Alvvays might just do it best. Fronted by the already iconic voice of Molly Rankin, Alvvays released one of the warmest albums in a while. It makes me happy. It makes you happy. I’m glad we’re happy. Favorite Track: Forget About Life 7. Ariel Pink - Dedicated to Bobby Jameson (Hypnagogic Pop) Not as outsider based as something like Pom Pom, Ariel Pink’s awkward, lo-fi style soars to some sort of imperfect glory, never striving to be more than it is, but always having enough to impress. There’s a real charm to it, and one that while never perfect, never holds off on effort either. Ariel Pink is one of indie’s more popular names, but here he sounds like the underdog. Again, that’s part of the ridiculous charm this album has. Favorite Track: Feels Like Heaven 6. Machine Girl - ...Because Im Young Arrogant and Hate Everything You Stand For (Digital Hardcore) Vicious, all-caps electronic-punkish work from the somewhat mysterious artist Machine Girl, who earned much of her popularity from her debut album in 2014, WLFGRL. This third album is relentless in sound and screaming, with even mediocre lyricism given this new plain of importance while in front of such bizarre, frantic production. It’s rebellious, but rarely immature. Favorite Track: MCHNGRL VS WLFGRL 5. The Caretaker - Everywhere at the End of Time Stage 3 (Ambient) As this series continues, these beautiful samples of British Dance Band songs grow more and more distant and disturbed, lost to time and to memory. Stage 1 began rather unaffected, Stage 2 grows the slightest bit more experimental, but Stage 3 shows a thought to be degrading into something terrifying, jagged, and still nostalgic all the same. It’s a freakish series by The Caretaker, but beautiful in its honesty. Favorite Track: And Heart Breaks 4. The National - Sleep Well Beast (Indie Rock) Like Grizzly Bear or The War on Drugs not too long ago, it’s easy to let music such as this blend together into one long song if you don’t really pay attention. However, the beautiful track-by-track details give a real purpose in listening to each song individually, or in the context of the larger work. Sleep Well Beast’s songs can be lively as well as brooding, revisiting their old material in some ways, and expanding to new avenues in other ways. I couldn’t ask for much more from an aging band but to sound as good as this does. Favorite Track: The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness 3. Protomartyr - Relatives in Descent (Post-Punk) An album as worn as it is electric, walls of sound building and flowing into something viciously cynical and timeless even when detailing modern conflicts. Its sound can quickly strike, but it also forms itself even larger slowly and monstrously into this behemoth we haven’t seen in post-punk probably in a few years. The massiveness of Protomartyr’s new album amidst a grittier outlook is one of the most interesting perspectives from sound the year has had. It does work much better as an album rather than individual songs, but either will do you wonderfully. Favorite Track: The Chuckler 2. Susanne Sundfor - Music for People In Trouble (Art Pop) Sundfor, not so much with lyrics and more with song structure, has written what very well might be the most satisfying and beautiful sounding albums of the year. How each song progresses, no matter how long or short or what she says, moves at such an inspiring and heavenly pace. Her lyrics can be sometimes juvenile, but nevertheless she always seems awestruck or vivid in each detail she mentions. Mountaineers is contender for song of the year, with the album’s only major feature John Grant performing the first two minutes of build-up, before handing the song to Sundfor for one of the most gorgeous conclusions to an album I know of. In my opinion of course, and it might be too early to tell. But with the God-like impressions some artists get in the indie scene, as long as that always exists, I hope Sundfor gets considered in the same light by others. She’s one of my personal favorites in the past few years, as is this entire album. Favorite Track: Mountaineers 1. LCD Soundsystem - American Dream (Dance-Punk) Even as someone who has largely defied the usual expectations of what the best album of each month is, for once out of the year at least an obvious choice will slip into the #1 spot. Sundfor may have been close, but when looking at what album would fit perfectly on any sort of favorite albums list I someday might create, it’s really a thing that only happens once every few months, if that. It happened with Jlin, and again with Richard Dawson, and Susanne Sundfor and William Basinski came close. But LCD Soundsystem, with the raw energy of their first two albums, the structural experimentation of This Is Happening which was already a purposeful and powerful progression for the band, American Dream finally defines them as… well, a band. Not just James Murphy making fantastic music, this is James Murphy, with his influences, and people influenced by him and others like him, working off each other and making the album LCD Soundsystem has been building up towards this whole time, with brilliant album after brilliant album. The crystal clarity might be lost, the raw cowbell jams of SoS may not be as apparent, but in terms of completeness as an album, and in terms of how far along Murphy and his collaborators sound, this in my eyes is probably their most essential. It all comes down to taste for sure, but Murphy’s skills always seemed a breath away from the people who made him who he was, the Bowie’s and the Talking Head’s and the countless others. Here, I think he sounds like good company to those he sees as the best. He just needed all his friends alongside him. Favorite Track: How Do You Sleep? Hopefully that all explains why I didn’t listen to all those other albums from September. I’m sure they’re really good too. And hey, if you like my writing, support me by following me on Letterboxd where I talk about film. Also, you can help by sharing my write-ups with other subreddits or communities. I love seeing other people enjoy what I have to say, so spreading this around is the least I can ask for from you guys. Aside from upvoting, or leaving a nice comment. Those are cool too. It’s already October 20th, which means I need to get on that King Krule album. And that Kelela album. And a lot of other albums… I guess I’ll see you in November. Celebrate my birthday in style, gentlemen and gentlewomen. Until then, listen to these albums, love them, and love yourself, because I can only love you so much. Stay costly. ...or whatever that phrase is.
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2016.01.03 21:26 japjew[Crit] The first few contours of a book about naïve teen artists in gentrified NYC. Looking for feedback and help with sequencing: sections bounded by asterisks can be moved around freely.
zayd fly. we show smoke and cut after fourth head up sip fortys make mad noise w/ hersh in hersh crib up town. shit filthy but we cool just Yes, Mr. Chayyim. We’re fine, Mr. Chayyim. Have a nice walk, Mr. Chayyim. and we good to fuck round however. hersh gets it but he dont say shit about shit. he cool with it too. he gotta stop sometime but ! he gotta smoke somehow. dude still thinks his dad dont know. wild shit. his pops city md he def sees this shit all the time. he gotta know his sons his son. hersh dumb funny tho he never go ten mins without lighting up we know we timed him longest was like 9m50. zayd hit a ton too but not that much. one time in lunch bathroom he hotbox the place and janitor come in and pretend he dont smell nothing. nobody want trouble thats how you get away with everything nobody really out to get you unless they real mad at theyself. cause if cop catch you with bud these days usually he just like get outta here kid or maybe he take some or maybe all on a bad day but you never get no trouble. only if he gotta feel real bad cause he never did shit and never gonna be shit then he pick you up and take you for a ride. one time i dead just hopped the turnstile and got in jail for a night. just got a running start dived over all parkour (tho im not as good as david) and some guy just come out a closet and grab me straight off. if that his job waiting all day for kid to hop the turnstile ill go back to jail before i get work at mta. anyway he look at me and then ken behind the turnstile and its like he think we should be real ashamed but we never did shit nobody gonna pay 2.75 to get on your filthy ass trains. ken just freeze like all terrified like he gonna say something but he stay quiet. ken wack. im real nice to the closet guy but hes not calming down like he got a stick up his i mean id be pissed if i was in a closet all day too but this dumb. ken ask dumb question to station booth just to know he not in trouble and run. closetman keep me there write me up then i get taken off to station like fuck what else was happening that day im gonna be here awhile and they keep me there in precinct till they just let me go with a ticket and court date and i gotta tell everyone why i was gone for like 18 hours. like zayd i fucked up there didnt i sorry. ignatz ill have you bud next time i know i coulda made money like three times already just shit dont always work out. ken you dumb. hersh i got arrested and kept for a minute that fucked up right lets smoke. so i say you always get off easy cause people dont want trouble. but really you always get off easy till you dont get off at all and then shit get stupid and you wonder why you tried and what was important in the start. and usually nothing too important but we just dont got nothing better to do. and maybe they dont got nothing better to do either and that just how it work. nobody got nothing better to do so we all just do nothing better all day all week always with eachother maybe all eight million of us. anyway zayd hersh sometime ken we all hang out in hersh filthy apartment like the projects uptown or what. we dont get nothing done most of the time but its cool hersh shares his bud we make noise and even if the sound not good we doing something anyway. * Eddy the Janitor couldn’t be blamed for falling asleep at his desk, situated very conveniently at the entrance of the school. He occasionally caught wind of jokes about his inert figure serving as the “perfect introduction” to the building, but he didn’t really see a problem. He was never reprimanded for it, anyway, and those that passed by, students and faculty, seemed to even appreciate the gesture a bit. It rarely made a difference for him to be awake, anyway: maybe a student would ask him to register their name in the late list, or maybe he would be called to sit in on a class while the teacher stayed home sick. Eddy did not have a very accurate mental map of a computer’s keyboard, and he could barely type one word, let alone an exotic name, in a minute. Eddy did not have an excellent command of adolescents, except by his lack of command: students would often profess to “love” or “aspire to be like” Eddy simply because of all the things he routinely let them get away with. So, Eddy rationalized, it didn’t make much of a difference to be awake or asleep: he was completely unobtrusive either way. In truth, he wasn’t letting anyone get away with anything: there was no such conscious decision. It would just be so much time and so much work to stop someone from cutting class who was probably already failing, anyway, or report a joint to the school guards who would smoke them off-duty. He didn’t know, he didn’t care. Other faculty members would often wonder how and why the students loved this barely-present, inarticulate, stiff-grinned giant of a man. Students would lash out against most faculty members at the drop of a needle, concocting all sorts of elaborate threats, but never Eddy. So as teachers and administrators came and went in periods of as little as a semester, Eddy stayed, sitting at the front desk, usually drifting off into a hazy, mostly dreamless nap. * — Whaddyou remember? — ... — ... — ... — Nobody? Ike—you were staring for a moment there. Y’got anything to say? — Uh... Nah, miss, I was just looking. — ... tch — Pfff..... — Hnh, heh, hnnnh... — Jus’looking? Where? — Uh... The window. — Hh, hh! — Pffffffffffff... — This kid, yo. — ... ... That’s where they were, you know: that direction. — ... — ... — ... — ... — ... — Would you have been able to see them from here? — I dunno. I wasn’t teaching here back then! Y’think I like this place that much? — KkkkhHHHhh... ha... — Heh, hnh, hnhhhhh.... — Tch! — That’senuff! Come on, come on. Gimme somethin’ere! Angelica? — Uh... Uhm... It was really scary. — Th’s it? All you got t’say? — I mean... I was really young... ... — I’ve got something to say! — ... A’right, Takahata... — Okay! I mean, 9/11 was undeniably a tragedy for the three thousand or more that died in the buildings, as well as their immediate relatives, but—but—it was a greater tragedy for those who were persecuted afterwards, those who were and continue to be unfairly profiled as a result, those whose lives and families were destroyed because of America’s immense, r-resultant inferiority complex... ... ... ... ... Look, all I’m saying is that we mustn’t forget our terrorist attacks on Iraq, our campaign of terror in Fallujah, and, of course, the self-destructiveness at the core of it all that resulted just because of one incident... countless more deaths... the resultant fetish for surveillance that caused us to— — Personal experiences’ere, Takahata. — —monit- okay, miss... — ‘Nything to say now? — ... ... ... I don’t remember it that clearly... but... I think my school locked us all inside? — ‘s it? ... ... How about you over there? We don’t see you in class very oft- ... Okay, just up’n leave—your grade’s goin’out the door with you... C’mon! ‘Ere’s one of the greatest tragedies ever on American soil. And you call yourselves New Yorkers? ... ... — Miss, you live on Staten Island. You’re telling us that we’re not New Yorkers? — Altan! — I don’t think you know how much you just insulted us in the name of something that we don’t really care a- — I don’t have to put up with this. Get out! — Thanks, yo. I’m not boutta subject myself to a minute more of your- — Thank me when y’fail! Y’ve got it coming! ... ... ... ... ... Marja? — ... ... ... When I saw the twin towers collapse, I cried and cried and cried. I kept looking out the window to see if it was real because it didn’t feel real. I was sad about it for months afterwards. It really traumatized me... I think I got PTSD from it. It was really scary. I still cry about it sometimes. — ... ... ... That was good. That was v’ry, v’rrrrrrry good. See what’ye can acc’mlpish? * theres trouble in my eyes god wont forgive ye you gave me word so i may swear free will so i may defy you cheap drugs probably fake like this one time hersh was all like hey im busy and im just like whaddyagoddadohersh and hes just ive got a drug deal like whats up with this kid is the guy gonna call the cops and say goddamn hey cops this kid was gonna buy drugs from me but he didnt show up go arrest him pleeeeeaaaaaase the shit was fucking cheap drugs probably fake so that i do unspeakable things to my body large genitalia so that i may do unspeakable things to another usually no condom shit feels awful i heard that charles got the clap just like a week ago from this girl i fucked like six months ago i should probably get checked shouldnt i but maybe theyll run a drug test and large genitalia so that i may do unspeakable things to another body an east river so that i may have a place to throw my boges a city with everything in it so that i may sink to the very bottom not quite like thorman though thormans just gone gotta admire him almost like his only goals to reach the very bottom shit must take at least as much skill as being a big suited wall st man with a big suited bag of cash id like some cash right about now thorman got lotsa money too no fucking clue where hed get it though he wild as fuck just no future at a city with everything in it so that i may sink to the very bottom a free education so that i may skip it eddy the janitor so that i may skip it a home so that i may skip it a block so that i may skip it corners on every block so that i may rest my weary head delis on every corner so that i may buy forties forties so that i may feast feast feast if it feels good do it A Proposition for the Improvement of the American Public School System An Honors English 11 Argumentative Essay 24 March, 2014 by Kenichi Takahata
Introduction: The Problem
The recent history of the American public school system has been defined by a failure to compete with the rest of the first world. While European students learn American college-level material in high school and Asian students surpass their western counterparts in nearly every practical aspect, American public school students have been observed to lag behind severely in mathematics and lack basic knowledge of their own language on graduation. Anyone, no matter how deficient, can graduate from an American high school. This has made college nearly mandatory for any remotely skilled job. With rapidly inflating college tuition, American students can expect years of debt simply as an inevitability. In order to repair our school system and restore higher education to an optional diversion, a total restructuring of the American public school system is in order.
For higher education to exist as a simple diversion and for high school-level graduates to be employable, a high school diploma must act as an assurance of competence. A high school diploma simply cannot be an assurance of competence when all diplomas are more or less equal and anyone can achieve one. However, if a high school diploma was simply made more difficult to achieve, students would simply be separated into two groups: vaguely employable, and completely unemployable. Those who did achieve a diploma would have little to assure potential employers of their strengths, and thus, college would remain necessary for all those who wished to specialize. Those who did not achieve a diploma would be certified incompetent, and as such, could hope for no more than a manual labor occupation. To be truly valuable beyond the college application process, a high school diploma must not simply assure competence, but rather act as a comprehensive list of a person's strengths and weaknesses. For this to happen, the education system must be more challenging and more forgiving than its current state. 2.1. The first change made to the public education system should be is the immediate repeal of No Child Left Behind. Rather than making room for the less gifted, the act has, for the most part, allowed those who do not understand a class' material to leave that class too early. Every subject should be accelerated to the point where students who show deep understanding of a class in a year should be studying Calculus by the time that they are thirteen. These changes would allow students to accelerate and decelerate according to their understanding of each subject and simply receive as much time as they need, eliminating both failings of No Child Left Behind -- the failure to support lesser students and the boredom experienced by more advanced ones. It would also eliminate the social stigma associated with failing, as many students would require extra time for many subjects, which they should very well receive. Graduation should then be set to a certain age, and a student's diploma should list what classes they graduated with. This would turn a high school diploma into an incredibly precise list of skills and eventually make higher education completely optional, perhaps serving as a fall-back for students who graduate with relatively simple classes. 2.2. It might be said that this system would increase the stress experienced by students, but the benefits of this system greatly outweigh this risk. The stress experienced by Asian and indeed many European students has been observed to greatly surpass that felt by American students, but Asian and European students are also measured to far surpass their American counterparts. To forgo an improvement in performance because of the risk of hurt feelings is a childish gesture that can, and will, lead to failure. Stress management is an important life skill, and a more stressful education system would do well to teach it to students. If a student cannot handle stress, perhaps that student is not meant to succeed at all.
America's public education system is in drastic need of remodeling in order to catch up with the rest of the world and prevent millions of students from going into debt. A system that adjusts to student's needs in order to better educate them and evaluate their skillset would do well to remedy the situation, but most of all, greater funding must be given to schools. If America wishes to maintain its status as the predominate global superpower, it must begin to treat the next generation's education with the utmost gravity, lest it be surpassed. * Hunched, he fell from the desk to the shelf, from the shelf to the desk, from the desk to the bed, from the bed to the desk. He fell from the monitor to the desk, from the desk to the keyboard, from the keyboard to the mouse, from the mouse to the monitor, from one monitor to the other. Slumped, his hands fell over one device, and then the other, and then the next. He jolted up. Messages. From here to there, all there, none here. — ken — Wha is it? *What — are you in your room — Oui, j’en suis — english motherfucker — Pardonne moi. — yo i need help im going to fail the exam — Okay. What are you having trouble with? — i just dont like understand you know anything — That doesn’t help me very much. — i know man im sorry i just need help like with everything — Well, I’m busy right now. Try to start from the top and figure out exactly what you don’t understand, then get back to me. I should be home in about an hour. — uh i mean weren’t you okay man thanks * Free Shipping? There is no such thing as free lunch, and most people don’t even understand free love. Before we get to free shipping, which is definitely beneficial, don’t get me wrong, you and I both have to be free. * Ignazio Marcello took secret pride in his family’s living-space, especially compared to those of his less concerned friends. It was always neat, always in perfect order. Each room was a perfect gallery, a fetishistic monument organized by silent agreement between all members of the house. A collection of beautiful, vintage crystal glasses lined the kitchen walls, clean and glistening in every way. The members of the Marcello family, even Ignazio, who secretly resented the collection, were known to pull the glasses right out from under guests’ chins as soon as they emptied, wash them again, and hand them right back: to have a dull glass out for even a moment was simply offensive to the household’s aesthetic standards. In the master bedroom stood a variety of vintage broadcast monitors, somehow suspended on thin glass desks, prone to breakage from this exact variety of object. The glow of the cathode ray tubes was diffused by the perpetually spotless white walls and the bright light coming in through the window, so that even when bombarded from all directions, one would never feel trapped: Ignazio’s father had organized the room carefully to achieve this precise effect. Right as one stepped out of this room to the lounge, there were two sofas in an exact ninety degree angle, pushed back together whenever they strayed by more than three degrees. A brilliant collection of science fiction films, spanning every decade of cinema, filled the shelves here: they were organized first by the color of their cases, then by name, then by director, then by year. Houseguests who did not understand this system were always bombarded with immense passive aggression. Much as Ignazio liked to insist that he was different, the first true artist in his family, he populated and inhabited his living-space in much the same way. It was not because of proximity or pressure, for his parents had long ago silently agreed to leave his room alone: he simply liked things this way, and couldn’t explain why. Popular Science-Fiction action figures lined the shelves, each with a designated space, a studio light turned in the shelf’s direction to illuminate every crevice of every figure. Polished clean and presented with the most precise attention to detail that one might find outside of the Chelsea galleries or courts of law, the shelves would be worthy of any world-class collection, were it not for their sweet-sour stench, just as strong on them as it had ever been on Ignazio himself. Ignazio, of course, was not oblivious—how could he be? He noticed it especially strongly from time to time, usually while cleaning, arranging, re-arranging or simply adoring the collection. It had ceased to bother him years ago—he would not allow his collection to be sold in his lifetime, after all. After a few sleepless nights too many of futile attempts to prevent the signature stench from encroaching on his little private gallery, he had decided, in a surrender of sorts, to think of the stench as the mark of his territory. And so it was—whenever a fellow figurine hobbyist was over, or simply a casual admirer, it was always perfectly clear who the statuettes belonged to, now and forevermore. * — yo ignatz — whats good? — getting forties you gonna chip in? — i mean i dont have much cash but ill throw in what i can — aight and we celebrate * Zayd? Yeah, I’d consider him a friend. Man, he’s a difficult guy to be around. Fuck it, though—I’ve known him since before middle school. Dude called himself Ezra back then—don’t tell him I told you, though. A lot of shit was different back then. Yo, Metrocards were two bucks when we started middle school. Can you believe that shit? Fuck, what I’d give to ride the subway for two bucks again... — would ye give... two bucks? — pfffHHahhahhaHHHHAaa HA! Aw, shut up, man. * Here is Altan Zayd, standing outside Strauss Arts, close enough for friends to see him as they leave, but at an oblique angle designed to ensure that he won’t be seen by the security guard, pacing back and forth. He is a little bit disappointed that Eddy wasn’t on duty for the front desk today, but hey—you win some, you lose some, right? Beside him stand two freshmen, both of them huge fans of Arson Club. Neither one of them has heard Arson Club, but they’re still fans. * I was a loner at first. — yeah yeah we remember you sophomore year you dont have to Yo, this is way back, though. * Zayd, here outside Strauss Arts, two freshman at his side, slowly pulls a slim sheet of paper out of his army-jacket pocket. He glances to his left, to his right, then tears it in half. Turning his head down, he takes one half and scatters clumps of green all across its length in a neater line than he will ever bother to mark on paper with a pen. He rolls the paper, making sure that it is satisfactorily tight, and shoves it in his mouth. The freshmen look on. * My dad wanted me to know like five or six people by the first week, like have really good friends right off the bat or some shit. I dunno why. Maybe he was the same way at that age. Not implausible, you know? Some families got hemophilia—the Takahata line’s affliction is to be a bunch of big ol’ losers. — yeah exactly thats exactly right ... Heh. Anyway, my dad was really well off then. We’d eat out in the LES like almost every other night. Of course, this was before he got married again, and it was mostly cheap-ass shit, but still, yo. Our apartment was also apparently real cheap or something, like — rent stabilized? Yeah, yeah, that’s what it was. — yeah It was real disgusting, though, like — yr landlord was definitely just trynna get you out. y’know how much LES rent is now? Yeah, I walked by again recently, and the shit’s going for four-K. Like yo—what spoiled NYU kid gonna pay for that? Anyway, if that’s what he was trying to do, he did a good fuckin’ job—we ditched that place the next year. Couldn’t cook in it, refrigerator was a big block of ice, everything so filthy a fucking LES cleaning lady was scared away from that place. When we left that place, there was two decade-old bourbon just encased in ice. I think my dad and his spouse shared it—in honor of the move, y’feel? Anyway—my dad was real well off, so we met outside this shitty-ass overpriced burrito bar after like the second or third day and — jorges? Yeah, shit’s gone now. Good riddance. — i liked jorges man More power to you. Anyway, he was like—you know anyone? — yr pops a fuckin bouncer bro Heh. Anyway, he just asked if I knew anyone, and I was just like—yeah, Dan Rosario, Mike Mechanic, Nina Ramirez... Anna Utkin... Levi Hubrecht... Ezra Zaïd... He was like—great, yo. Get to know these people a bit better—middle school don’t mean much academically and all, but you’ll really become you through other people sometime soon. It was real convenient for me, since most of these people lived in either Stuy Town or Baruch Houses. Gave me two real centers of gravity through middle school, tugging on either side of the LES. A year later, we started drinking, smoking, everything... — ... ... drinking ‘n’... driving? ... ... Yeah, man, fuck you. * As the page burns and sweet ivory clouds ascend from both ends, one of the freshmen catches a glance at its contents. EZRA ZAÏD SPRING 2014—MARKING PERIOD II ENGLISH III: 70 TRIGONOMETRY: 58 ... The paper burns faster than any of those present were expecting, burning Zayd’s lip. He lets out a slight chuckle. — Trynna smoke paper, yo. I’m the smartest little boy of 2014. — ... Ezra Zaïd? Who’s that? — ... ... ... My brother, yo. * on the way home these kids were on the whole subway routine like put down boom box grab pole kick y’in the face git money shekel shekel stay blunted aight? i knew the song they were playing but i had my own headphones on. wasnt listening to anything but kept em on anyway. song was a bit muffled through em but nice to hear anyway. Here is Altan Zayd, 16 years old, real name Ezra Zaïd—he has forsaken his birth-name in protest of the circumstances of his birth and upbringing, which he still hasn’t quite gotten proper consolation for. He is wearing a military jacket with his last name on it, his born name, anyway—he just shakes his head whenever asked why. Right now, he is leaving school through the staircase in the back of the cafeteria, the entrance of which didn’t have a proper guard today, only Eddy. There would have been a guitar on his back at this moment if he hadn’t left home in a hurry, only to ditch school at this time. He is followed by two bassists and an egoist. One of the bassists does not even attend this school: again, Eddy’s fault, not the bassist’s. Lunch is now dismissed, and hordes of students leave the cafeteria through all openings: Altan and his three followers hurry up, just ineffectively enough to allow a few freshman to catch a glimpse of the group heading down the stairs. — You go, Altan! Acknowledgment is not given until the group reaches the first floor, averts the real security guards by way of the peripheral exit, and dashes around the corner. — Yeah, I go. We all go. Let’s go get out of here. A soft chuckle comes from the egoist, followed by piercing stares from the two bassists. The egoist is 15 years old, to turn 16 in six months. His name is Kenichi Takahata, a name that has done him far more harm than good—ever since kindergarten, it has been misread and mispronounced as thousands of other names, from Benny to Kenny to Bennecke, in response to which Takahata, Japanese in descent only, never fails to quite dishonorably squints his eyes, bow deeply, and let out a strong, exaggerated pronouncement of — HAI! which instantly dispels any confusion over either his name or personality. At this moment, under the bassists’ stares, Takahata feels his ego being battered down, so he coldly ripostes with — Let’s not waste any time here. the commanding yet faintly hesitant tone of which instantly dispels any confusion over whether or not Takahata acts any differently outside of school. Altan briefly shakes his head and nudges one of the bassists, his longtime friend Levi Hubrecht, age 16, in the shoulder. The two of them make a sharp turn into a deli, Levi calling out — Aight, we’ll just be a second, yeah? The other two follow anyway. * that band was fucking wack man they listen to some wack ass music and wanna make their own. any fuckin white boy in the citys gonna do that. you know? list their shitty little ep on shitty little sites with shitty little concerts everywhere popping up them always in the listings. yo theyd be a lot better if they were actually influenced by what they say they are and now that they got a new name the last good parts gone. sounds like a fucking cover band now they got the old name from me man shit the name wasnt even a good joke to begin with * Here is Altan Zayd again, with the same two bassists and one opportunist, a new follower, having left the deli somewhere between ten and twenty minutes ago, now a good five blocks from the school. They are sitting in what was once a vacant lot, now converted to a very small public park, no larger than the average lower Manhattan apartment. The signpost in front welcomes visitors to Ariadna Kozlowski Memorial Park, while Altan and his present company refer to it as Weed Park. The two visions are not mutually exclusive. The opportunist, age 15 as of last week, is carrying a skateboard with JULIUS LOPEZ, his name, spraypainted on the bottom, with a little skull and crossbones and a triple-X added for good measure. His mousy expression, darting eyes and slight hunch might provoke a tinge of pathos ten blocks down, but in this area, everybody knows exactly what school he belongs to and how to react. His teeth chatter slightly, prompting a bemused stare from Levi. He follows this unwarranted movement of the jaw with another, saying — Ay, there was this freshman today and He pauses, quickly looking to his left and right like a kindergartener crossing the street, realizing that his status as a freshman gives him no right to use the word as a diminutive label. He makes no attempt to retroactively correct this error. — There was this freshman here today, and I was all like He pauses yet again. — I was all like, yo, I left my dick at home today... And he believed it and all, y’know? He was like—okay. All those present pause, as if to mock Julius’ mannerisms, before bursting into collective laughter. — Dude, that does not mean that he believed it. — This kid funny, yo. “I left my dick at home today...” Yo, this kid funny. — I mean, I got six dicks in jars in my closet here, I don’t carry ‘em around, but I still got that special one, y’know, that one lucky dick that I keep with me at all times, y’feel? — Shut up. — Ayy, calm down. Julius breathes an incredibly loud sigh of relief which is mistaken for a verbal tick, prompting further laughter. * When some kids decide to leave school early, it’s not Ms. Sabina’s fault: students aren’t exactly expected to do well, anyway. The school’s most cherished alumni were all dropouts and delinquents in their days. Perhaps there are a few alumni out there who, in their times, attended school every day, got straight A’s, graduated, and went on to do fairly well in a conventional field, but they certainly keep quiet about it if they exist at all. The purpose of this school is to make it easy to skip class and do whatever one pleases—this, not any collection of angsty, uninspired paintings in the entrance, is what makes it an art school. When a musically inclined group is badgered for cutting school today, who’s to say that they won’t be the pride of the school tomorrow? It’s happened before. In any case, it’s far more likely to happen for the delinquents than for the few cherished straight-A children: if they think they’re going from Strauss School for the Arts to Harvard, they’re in for a nasty surprise. Going after the “losers” just isn’t worth the work here, and might even do more harm than good. Of course, this philosophy can only go so far. Ms. Sabina will turn a blind eye to bored kids cutting classes, even her own, but she won’t have her intelligence or competence insulted. Her attitude towards her students is that of salutary neglect, but at the end of the day, she does have job to do. So when she recognizes two of her students and some weirdo darting out of a deli during fifth period, she’ll do all parties involved a favor and forget about it. But when a self-righteous little creep from her ninth period class tries to get away by approaching her, making small talk, and somehow feigning innocence, she’ll make it known that she’s no idiot and shoot a quick jab at the boy’s slightly over-inflated self-image before dragging him back to school. He deserves what’s coming to him. * — Altan Zayd—Ezra on your records—approached me and told me that he and his friends were leaving the school, telling me to come along... I felt bad about it, sure... I didn’t know if I really wanted to go through with it, actually, but by then we were already down the stairs... I know that’s no excuse, and I am prepared to face the consequences... Rest assured that it won’t happen again. I told them what they needed to hear, really—definitely not more. They fucked me over anyway, no big speech or such, just — We expected more from you. * — Ayy, there a tourist in weed park! — Came all the way just to light up! — Aye! Ayyy! Yo! Y’enjoying the sights! — Heh... but is he the... tour-est tourist? — Shut up, shut up... Aye! Y’trynna cop? Aye! — Hey! Are you my mother? — ... He gone, man, he gone... PfffakkhHHHaha ha ha HA... hnghhh... Nice fucking jacket, yo! You trynna bring that style to the Big Fckkn’ Apple? — Straight outta Hartford... He straight outta Hartford... pfffftthhHHahhahhaAhhaaa... Hartford Club! That shit rich! — Yo, I almost want that jacket. Hartford Club! — Arson Club? — ... — ... ... ... Yeah, yo, Arson Club. * Arson Club played their first show on 14 July 2013.
Pan's Labyrinth is a 2006 Spanish dark fantasy film written and directed by Guillermo del Toro. It was produced and distributed by Esperanto Films. In the fascist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
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