Saturday, August 23, 2008

Super Special Awsomeness (A Yu-Gi-Oh! Blog)

I am a nerd.

I know more about Yu-Gi-Oh! than most people living in America. I have seen almost every episode of the anime; I used to read the manga. I can tell you the difference between Ryou and Bakura. I can argue that the Pharoh is quite cocky (season 4, with the Seal of Oricalco (I can't spell it...)) and that Yugi has more stamina than people give him credit for (season 1, duel with Pegasus in the Shadows). I have written more fan-fics that have never gotten published over the years that I lost count after ten; plus more mary-sues than I would care to admit. And I can tell you this - the villains all say the same things but never achieve their goals.

I don't know how I feel about this.

But I discovered this new thing on youtube. It's called Yu-Gi-Oh! the Abridged Series. It takes the anime, cuts it up, uses voice overs, and basically butchers the show. It's HILARIOUS! The guy who does it does a really good job with making fun of the characters. His voice acting (he does all the voices on it) is fairly good, and it's all very smooth. It's hard to watch Yu-Gi-Oh! with a straight face after seeing the abridged one.

I watched all 30 episodes in a two day period, which probably suggests that I need to get a life. But I don't care. Hearing Yugi say "Super special awsomeness" to everything makes up for it. As does hearing Kaiba say "Screw the rules, I have money"; or watching one of littlekuribohgazebo's (he does the abridged series and stuff) spin off videos like "Marik's Evil Council of Doom" or the "Yu-Gi-Oh! Christmas Carol". It's very satisfying.

And makes me watch regular Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes on youtube. Which makes me go back to the abridged series. It's a vicious cycle. I feel as though I should be ashamed, but I'm not. It's too fun to enjoy. And quote.

It's time to duel!

Mind crush!

Exodia, obliterate!!!!!

Hahahahaha, you're finished, fool!

Screw the rules, I have money.

As I said before, I really am a nerd. You should hear some interviews with the voice actors. More on that later, I have to go to work now.

Super special awsomeness!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Finding your style

There are days that I feel as though no one respects my style. I have days where I want to dress really edgy; I pile on the black eye liner and straighten my hair, I lace up my skate shoes and pull out the black hoodie-minus-the-hood. But the reality is that I still can't pull off the emo look.

Or the goth look.

Or the skater look.

Or the preppy look.

I have no fashion sense whatsoever.

But I try. I go to the store and load up on black things or colorful things depending on my mood. I dyed my hair green in an attempt to stand out, and I'm going to be dying it black within the next week. Last year I was attempting to be seriously goth. I had the lipstick and the dark colors; but people (mainly my family and friends) laughed at it and thought it was a joke.

Then I went through a period where bright colors were what I was wearing and most of my black got tossed. For some reason, my parents thought that was great. And I love my parents and all, but bright colors? They're fun for while, but it's hard to feel comfortable in them.

Now I'm in the process of revamping my wardrobe. I have some colors and I have some blacks. I want some gothic accessories, but I'll avoid excessive chains. Black eyeliner is a must, but the lipstick can stay home. I'm finally paving my own sense of style, and even when my mom rolls her eyes because I still like dark colors, I love what I'm doing.

Look out world; I'm finally becoming the me I want. And I'm going to blow your socks off.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Catch me if you can

I have discovered that my new favorite phrase is "Catch me if you can". I don't understand why it appeals to me so much, as there are plenty of other sayings out there. But for whatever the reason, "Catch me if you can" just really seems...dangerous. And bold. As if you are daring the world to try and stop you from achieving whatever it is you are attempting to do. It makes one feel invincible, when in reality they know they aren't.

But the phrase has to be followed by the correct punctuation. If you put it with an exclamation point ("Catch me if you can!"), it just sounds too excited. I mean, I know that's what exclamation marks are meant to be (exciting), but it makes it sound like a hyperactive child is saying it. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but come on - it's supposed to be bold and smooth, not rushed. You have to say it with just the right amount of seriousness.

The same goes for question marks. Question marks make "Catch me if you can" sound meek. All the edgy-ness is gone from it and it sounds as if you are questioning your power or invincibility. It becomes timid. Or shy. Definitely not outgoing.

It's like Dirty Harry. You would never catch Dirty Harry screaming "Go ahead, make my day!!!" or "Go ahead, make my day??" No. He was always dead serious and calm; "Go ahead, make my day." And it scared the daylights out of everyone. Not that I've seen a Dirty Harry movie...

So be bold. Be edgy. Live as though you seriously don't care what people think. That's what I'll be trying to do.

Catch me if you can.

Monday, August 18, 2008


Well this is exciting. I have to admit to all you people in cyberland, I've been trying to do a blog for a while now. I have a myspace account, but all I wanted was the blogging feature; seriously, myspace has way too many things to deal with. I honestly don't get half of it!
And then I thought I could join facebook. But the more I thought about it, the more I was like 'eh, no...'. Why go to a site where people rate you on how you're profile is set up? How can someone judge you by something that shallow? No thanks...
So here I am, Birdgirl90 with All the Stars and Boulevards. Funny thing about my blog - it's named after one of my favorite albums. The album is by Augustana and is called "All the Stars and Boulevards". It actually has one of my favorite songs of all time on it, called "Stars and Boulevards" (do you sense a theme here?...). The song is very haunting and is this guy singing about how everything he gave his girlfriend wasn't enough, she was always looking for something more, so she left him and he's trying to get over her. There are a couple of lines that get me, like "it's hard to look at all the seasons/pass me over too" and "any inch of you that hasn't said it all or read it all/or sung my life away". Very good song, you should go listen to it.
Seriously. Go. Now. Listen to it.


More to come later...