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Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / religious nutjobs
« on: Jun 13, 2006, 04:16:05 PM »
Have I mentioned this before?

There's these soapbox christians who stand on this same corner at least once a month, preaching about how everyone else is going to hell, usually with a megaphone.

I saw this one guy getting really angry at one of the guys, getting in his face and screaming and swearing at the preachers and getting red faced.

Obviously angry behavior like that will just make them feel like they are right, that they are better than mr. angry man and they need to save people like mr. angry man from the devil. They'd probably do it anyway, but the few people who agree with them, combined with the people who scream at them, inflate their egos and make them think they're doing the right thing.

But what should I do? Should I debate with them and show them where they're wrong, or not even bother, because it would be like talking to someone with Alzheimer's?

Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / Suddenly, Furries!
« on: Jun 13, 2006, 03:40:25 PM »

This is from the same guy who did Voices of a Distant Star.

It's set in an alternate universe, Japan's split into North and South. Two teenage best friends have two obsessions, a girl they both have a crush on, and building a plane to fly with her to an enormous tower on the horizon in enemy territory. Unfortunatly, the girl goes into a coma and the guys go their separate ways. 3 years later, war between north & south is coming, a link between the girl's coma, the tower, and alternate universes is found, and the boys realize that the only way to wake up the girl is to complete their promise and fly to the tower. But if she wakes up, the tower might destroy the entire world.

The animation's pretty, the story's slow and has little action, and the ending's happier than Voices. The movie was ok, but had the annoying tendancy to occasionally jump from present to 3 years ago and from reality to dreamland. Also, several things weren't explained, like why the enemy would build a giant tower to possibly destroy the world, and why this girl was connected with the tower.

Voices was better, anyway.

Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / al-Zarqawi dead
« on: Jun 08, 2006, 01:51:32 PM »
Well, good job US government, after hundreds of civilians dead, you got your man. Once he was a terrorist, now he's a martyr!



Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / Fuck experience
« on: Jun 05, 2006, 01:58:01 PM »
one of the things that's pissing me off the most about getting a job nowadays is the shitty job market, and I think I know why it's shitty. Every job requires experience and no job is willing to give you that experience.

So far, I've been denied at 3 employment agencies. One said that they wouldn't take me because I had been unemployed more than 6 months (wtf?), but the other two said they needed someone with experience in warehouse work... why do you need experience in a warehouse? What, to know how to move a box from one place to another?

Same thing at Murray's and this bike shop I went to. The bike shop wanted experienced people to work there for bike repairs... it's not like I can get a bachelors in bike repair, where am I supposed to get this experience? Murray's wanted someone with "Parts" experience, which didn't make sense, how hard is it to look up a part on a computer and get it off a shelf? Yes, I know this is a starter and this is a brake caliper, I just spent my entire weekend fixing my damn car!

I hardly bother to read the Sunday job section because 80% of the jobs need fucking experience.

How come every place wants you to have experience, but the only way to get that experience is working at one of those places? It's a paradox. You can't work at this store without experience, but you get experience by working at this store.

This is why the economy is going to shit. I blame Bush and his anti-Greek-gay-apprenticeship amendment.

Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / Gay marriage again?
« on: Jun 05, 2006, 01:24:17 PM »
So, this is where our tax dollars go.


President Bush and Senate conservatives renewed their battle Monday to ban same-sex marriage through a constitutional amendment that has a slim chance of passage.

"I call on the Congress to pass this amendment, send it to the states for ratification, so we can take this issue out of the hands of overreaching judges and put it back where it belongs: in the hands of the American people," Bush said at the White House on Monday.

"When judges insist on imposing their arbitrary will on the people, the only alternative left to the people is an amendment to the Constitution: the only law a court cannot overturn," he said.

I hate it when they call marriage an "institution", they act like it's an organization giving money to the government. Although, I bet if "traditional" marriage was an institution, it would be doing the same thing as the oil industry and giving Bush and his Republicans big bucks.

Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / Ergo Proxy
« on: Jun 03, 2006, 02:45:17 PM »
Someone told me to chell this anime out called Emo..er.. Ergo Proxy. I downloaded the first episode but gave up after 5 minutes because the subtitles were in Korean. Do I look like I speak gook?

He says the anime's as good as Ghost in the Shell. I'd say it's like GitS with Amy Lee. The anime also ends with a song from Radiohead.

I need an english translation so I can be sure this isn't one giant bleeding wrist of an anime and is actually worth something.

Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / Idol Finals
« on: May 24, 2006, 11:19:25 AM »
As much as I dislike American Idol, I hate the idea of the next winner of American Idol to be yet ANOTHER teen pop diva bitch. So I voted for the Jay Leno lookalike....

...Well, I would have voted for him, but all the damn phone lines were busy all night long. I had each number on speed dial even. Hello FOX, why don't you make more phone lines you fucks? This is the reason I couldn't get through last Idol when I tried to vote for Bo Bice because I'd rather see a rocker win it than another teen pop diva bitch.

I'd bet the female will win it too, because Americans are stupid and have shitty tastes in music.


I see Microsoft finally got their ripoff of Google Maps & Mapquest online. Knowing the evil empire's business strategy, they'll claim they invented the idea, then they'll sue the pants off both companies.

Well, at least the resolution of my house is better than Google, in Google it's all a coloful blur. This is a nice sharp b&w blur!

Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / Flew to Arizona
« on: May 22, 2006, 04:30:36 PM »
I finally convinced my uncle that there was no way in hell I'd move to Phoenix unless I went down there first to see if it's a good idea, so he used his sister's miles and got me a plane ticket for the day after I posted.

I spent the time looking up jobs, but it wasn't hard. I hate Michigan's job market... I fill out 30 applications and get 2 interviews. In Arizona, the McD's hands you an application with your Big Mac. I got an immediate interview at one place, a call the day after I filled out an app from Wallmart, I had an agency tell me they could get me a $10 job by next week, and even a bank said they'd hire me.

Housing's somewhat more expensive though. The town he lives in is one of those planned communities, the streets are laid out in a grid, the neighborhoods are all surrounded by walls (some have gates), all the houses are a tan color (called Mesa Beige) with red tile roofs... and the neighborhoods all have clubhouses with tennis courts and spas. Cheapest price for a house would be $250. I could go with a student apartment or try living in a illegal immigrant infested neighborhood and just dodge the bullets.

The area has nice tech schools though. :)

The real reason he wants me down there though is because he thinks I have the maturity of a child and he wants to force me to "grow up and get it". This is a guy with a business administration degree so normally I'd trust him, but I'm in doubt here. I'm not saying I'm as mature as most people my age, I'm not, but I think he's underestimating me.

For example, I brought along the fourth HP book to read on the plane. He told me he hasn't read a novel in 20 years and asked me if the book did anything to improve my life. Said it was a waste of time. He also tells me TV, movies, and video games are also a waste of time, yet watches Dr. Who and SG1. When I tried to update my journal, he said online blogs were childish and a waste of time, not to mention risky if an employer finds them (true, but I never use my full name on mine). That's why I didn't bother coming here while I was at his house, he'd call this place childish and a waste of time too (he does have a point though :P). When I said one of the things I would miss about MI would be my friends, he asked if my friends did stuff for me like he did, like give me money to pay off legal fees or help me find a job, as if my friends owed me shit. He said that my use of "wishy washy" words like maybe, perhaps, supposedly was childish. He felt I was immature because I didn't have any concrete goals for 5-10 years in the future like a proper businessman, that I should know exactly where I'm going and I should work my ass off to get there. He even bought me a bunch of "success" books from a guy named Stephen Covey.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do now. Arizona has really good job oppertunity, but I like the climate and nature of Michigan better. I'm worried that if I move to AZ, that like everyone else who's moved to AZ from up north, I'll never want to move back again. I'm also concerned about my uncle, who's not only a conservative christian but someone who's a businessman, telling me how to live my life even if I'm not living in his house. I know he has good intentions, I know he wants to help me, and I know I'm not the most mature or responsible person on the planet, but I hope he realizes that this is my life, my choices, and my future, and that he needs to respect that and not try to turn me into a businessman like he does.

Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / Penisland.net
« on: May 22, 2006, 02:33:38 PM »

Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / E3
« on: May 09, 2006, 04:34:46 PM »
Anything interesting yet, like Nentendo changing the name of their console back, or the price of the PS3 being under an arm and a leg, or some other miracle?

Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / Rita Repulsa dies :(
« on: May 08, 2006, 03:15:53 PM »
As evendent by the insanity on 4chan, the Japanese actress who played Bandora (Rita) in the japanese series that later was butchered into the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers died yesterday of pancreatic cancer.

Go Go Rita!

Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / Moving to Arizona?
« on: May 08, 2006, 11:57:29 AM »
Cliffnotes Version:

My uncle and attorney think the best thing for me is to start over with my life and move to Arizona with my uncle so he can show me how to become independant. Their idea is that I rely on my mother too much, that I'm in a comfort bubble and that the only way to grow up and become mature is to be forced to live on my own.

Why Arizona? Because that's where my uncle lives. He used to live in Michigan, but moved to Phoenix a couple years ago and now regards the place as paradise on earth. Personally, I don't like the state. I love forests and trees and woods, and there's none of that in AZ. Too dry, too barren, too hot. Rather live in Texas, at least they have natural trees. :P

All the reasons I've thought about staying in Michigan they think are irrelevant. I have friends here? Get new ones in AZ. I know my way around Detroit? You'll figure out Phoenix soon enough. I don't like AZ? You'll get used to it. I have a nice school? ASU has hotter chicks (this is my uncle talking). Might not find a job or place down there? AZ has more growth and oppertunity, you'll find something.

I just don't like the idea of being forced to do something. Being an adult means making your own choices, having your own freedom of will to do what you want.

Somewhat better.


Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / Berserker! Berserker!
« on: May 06, 2006, 02:21:10 PM »
I remember only seeing half of Berserk when I first saw it so I decided to go and watch the rest of it. Why didn't I believe people when they said the ending was messed up? That last episode was fucked.

Did I miss something? Like maybe a not-released-in-the-US movie or ova?

Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / AMV Hell
« on: May 02, 2006, 02:11:20 PM »
This may have been posted here before, and some of you have no doubt heard of this and seen it, but I don't know. I just watched them yesterday.

AMV Hell is a series of short, commercial-length comedy AMVs put together into several collections.

AMV Hell 1 - The original, the one that started it all
5 minutes long on Google Video (not sure how to get video size from Google video)

AMV Hell 2: The Sequel!
5 minutes long, Youtube. The guys who made this have an obsession with Berserk parodies.

AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture - The one, the only... 60 videos, 200+ editors, 1 hour of anime insanity!
This one is well worth the long wait to download the full hour.

There's also AMV Hell 0, the pr0n version of AMV, but you can only download it as a torrent.

A sample of one of the best clips from 3: The Outlaw Star/Star Trek/Bohemian Rapsody spoof


Tropical Paradise of Hard Shelled Fruits / FF fanboy/girl movie
« on: Apr 29, 2006, 05:30:16 PM »
Guess what I got the day it came out?  ;)  Suprised there were still copies, expected them to be all bought by legions of fanboys and Sephiroth fangirls.

The extras are ok, but they could have put in some more, like a good commentary track. Half the deleted scenes looked like they were in the movie already or could have been put in there anyway, because they were 2 seconds long.

Someone complained that they didn't have the 30 minute intro that came before the movie that explained the game, but it's there, just separate.

I'm watching the dub for shits and giggles.

Still needs commentary track.

Screw introductions, I hate them.

As you probably know, yesterday was the last day to send your taxes. If you didn't know, the IRS is probably coming to assrape you right about now. What amazes me about this day however, is the fact that so many americans procrastinate and put off doing their taxes until the last day, hour, minute, or, god help us, second. I wonder how many of them realize you can send in your taxes as early as January?

An example of someone sending in their taxes late:

Sometime in March:
Me: "I see you have the tax booklets mother, would you like me to do my own taxes? It'll probably be easier on you."

Mother: "Don't worry about it, I'll do them. I know how to do them a lot easier than you do since I'm older than you. Just make sure you pass your classes."

A week ago:
Me: "You know, I see you still haven't finished the taxes. Are you going to get them done on time? I could help."

Mother: "Stop worrying and complaining, I'll have them done by this weekend."

Yesterday at 9pm
Me: *Comes home to see mother watching makeover shows on Style Network, and the taxes sitting on the kitchen counter*
"Uh, you haven't sent those yet?"

Her: "Don't worry, I have 2 hours left. I'll get them done on time."

11:50pm Yesterday
*mother drives off to mail the tax forms while I put a gun in my mouth*

I only have myself to blame for trusting someone 20 years older than me to be more mature and responsible.

I'm sure that kind of stuff happens in American households all over, which makes me wonder why most americans wait? Do they enjoy the thrill of the deadline? Are they lazy and fat? Or has the Media/Government/School system programmed them to procrastinate?

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