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07 April 2010 @ 16:51
I was reading my flist, when I saw news that new Toxic Avengers stuff was going into production. And then I vaguely remembered the cartoon.

Toxic Crusaders opening

Anyone else remember that? I can't believe they made a kid's cartoon out of a Troma film. I admit that it was one of my favourites at that time -- my mum forbid me from watching Transformers, so I got into cartoons much later than everyone else. It probably explains a lot.

Another favourite was Gravesdale High. One of the funny things about watching that after Toxic Crusaders is seeing how all the character archetype match up to each other. It's like every 80's children's cartoon had a blond surfer dude.

Gravesdale High opening

I didn't know at the time that its main selling point was Rick Moranis though... Wasn't there also a Little Shop of Horrors cartoon as well? Anyway, next up are The Hurricanes, adorably recorded direct off someone's TV.

The Hurricanes opening

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes was never one of my favourites, but I seem to remember the opening very well.

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes opening

And... Bananaman!

Bananaman opening

Finally, Family Ness, the cartoon no one really watched.

Family Ness opening

I've been writing lately and have high points and low points on that front. Sometimes I look at it and wonder how I could've plotted and written something that awesome, other times I wonder how the hell I can fix it. Recently I kept thinking that if I can't get it published and if no one ever reads it, then I'm wasting my life spending so much time on it. I just had a birthday, got a year older, so that's been pressing down on me a lot recently.

It's the last day of my spring holidays and I'm back at work tomorrow in a new school. Any impressions will have to go into a locked post.

Wrote something for weissday, which I posted on Archive of Our Own. I haven't really been focusing much on online stuff recently, because I've been feeling kind of down. But after Sunday I felt much better and I'm okay just in time to go back to work!

reichsfreiherr wrote two interesting posts on Kuroshitsuji, but I wasn't in a good situation to comment at the time:

Kuroshitsuji: female characterisation

The Trouble with Grell Sutcliff: non-gender related reasons for Sebastian’s continual rejections
菖蒲eye_ame on 7th April 2010 08:18 (UTC)
A bit OT
May I please post your rips of VUW on weisskreuz.ru site? Will credit as aklways ;)
Williamgenkischuldich on 7th April 2010 09:21 (UTC)
Re: A bit OT
Yes, go ahead. If you have time, it'd be great if you could post to the English comm with the rips in mp3 format. I noticed some people on the Russian comm were making them, plus my links aren't forever.
菖蒲eye_ame on 7th April 2010 09:22 (UTC)
Re: A bit OT
Yup, I'll post mp3s on my site, but those will be your mp4s converted. OK? ;)
Williamgenkischuldich on 7th April 2010 09:25 (UTC)
Re: A bit OT
Yes, exactly.
ext_109169 on 7th April 2010 08:42 (UTC)
My tomato growing Atobe could be traumatised for life.
Williamgenkischuldich on 7th April 2010 09:22 (UTC)
Wait until he sees The Hurricanes... :)
ext_109169 on 7th April 2010 14:45 (UTC)
The Hurricanes are a firm family favourite! Atobe just has to suffer...

(one day, I should ask for crossover fic!)
ext_109169 on 7th April 2010 15:43 (UTC)

And talking of football series.



Williamgenkischuldich on 10th April 2010 11:44 (UTC)
I saw that at the Tokyo International Anime Fair! The booth staff were dressed in football kit and you could take a personality test to decide which character you were from the four different anime they were promoting. I got a character from Giant Killing, although I can't remember who it was now. :)
Zalia Chimera: GW - Strength (DoroRel)zalia on 7th April 2010 23:54 (UTC)
OMG! I loved Family Ness :<

And man, I watched all of these XD Such a nostalgia trip *grins*
Williamgenkischuldich on 10th April 2010 11:46 (UTC)
Really? I can't remember a single plot, just that the two kids would go down to the loch and blow those special whistles. I think it might've come before I show I liked and was waiting to start, maybe.
Jesshideincarnate on 12th April 2010 15:12 (UTC)
I totally watched all those shows, except the last two. The 80's/90's had such amazing cartoon shows. And a lot of them were all for the sake of selling toys!
Williamgenkischuldich on 13th April 2010 14:29 (UTC)
The last two are very, very British. :) I wasn't allowed to watch the toy-based cartoons earlier than the 90s though....