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Aug. 28th, 2008

A Story of Rage

So, I don't think that I need to say that I feel like learning yoga specifically to kick my own ass recently, having been realizing what glorious graphic novels and comics that I've been missing out on for the last decade plus. Starting with Cerebus, my taste for them has practically grown insatiable, and while I'm not quite the connoisseur that a few of my friends are yet, I know who Ashley Wood is when I hear his name dropped.

Naturally, I frequently peruse local bookstores looking for anything that piques my interest even slightly. Sometimes, I wind up falling in love at first sight. Other times, I find myself tragically disappointed (and down nearly $20). Such is how I met Cassie Hack, who apparently just "posed" for SuicideGirls.com. (I don't think I've ever wanted a membership this much)

This morning, I stop by a bookstore and look over a few new titles, browsing by and seeing which covers catch my eye. I pick up this one strange book with a cover featuring some broad impressed with strings and sound-holes from a violin. I browse through it, and I start raising a brow at the Johnny-come-lately nonsense I'm seeing about a school of genetic experiments branding to fight against a zombie whatever the hell it is. I think about some vomitous amalgamation the Walking Dead and Jhonen Vasquez, but only the worst of each combined into a comic Mary Sue that pushes for the oddity of things like what I've heard Top Ten is about, but failing in an albeit trendy-looking way. Needless to say, I was unimpressed.

So, I look around and take note of the animator. Gerard Way.

This is the part where I rage. I believe heavily in coexistence, but having read that name and thought about all of the mindless fan-girls (and gender-confused boys) My Chemical Romance has inspired made me feel raped. Some lines should never be crossed. "Umbrella Academy" has crossed that line, so much so that it makes me froth at the fucking mouth. I don't care how petty it is, I enjoyed knowing that the books that I enjoyed had as much to do with faggoty subculture as televangelists had to do with zombies. I even giggled in Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse when Ben Templesmith spat on emos in comic book form. Maybe if this were done by one of the guys from Rites of Spring or Drive Like Jehu, I wouldn't be so bothered.

Why, God. Why? :c

I know "Umbrella Academy" isn't new, but someone needed to say it, dammit. Fuck Gerard Way, fuck My Chemical Romance, and fuck "Umbrella Academy."

Mar. 16th, 2008

:D

Steampunk headsets?



Won vintage headsets on eBay.



But not just one. Seven. More :BCollapse )

Mar. 15th, 2008

Frailty

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Mar. 10th, 2008

Civilized Worm

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Jan. 28th, 2008

The Girl Next Door Is Always Screaming

Stuff to do this year:

Buy more books.
Lose weight/Get back self-confidence.
Stop being pathetic.
Get a job.
Start college.
Write at least 20 short stories by the end of the year.
Complete at least a twenty-page comic with full detail.
Piece together the rock-art comic idea I had. I'll know what I mean.
Build a computer.
Dye hair blue.
Get a piercing or a tattoo.
Start being able to find graphic novels without hearing about them from Bonnie first.
Give myself a new burn scar.
Develop my own identity instead of robbing everyone of theirs.

That's about it.

Dec. 12th, 2007

Day for Music



...dat sum melvins and melt banana?Collapse )

Dec. 3rd, 2007

Fifty Things

 Fifty things I've done:

1.  Written prose romanticizing lesbian sex to get a girl to like me.  It worked.
2.  Been cheated on.
3.  Vandalized a bathroom to fight the system.
4.  Had dogs named Bert and Ernie. 
5.  Wanked off to pictures of a friend. 
6.  Been naked in a bathroom stall with another guy.
7.  Played Sonic music on guitar.
8.  Written short stories about cannibalism and mental illness.
9.  Written erotica about enslavement.
10.  Played live.  With an instrument I had relatively no experience with.
11.  Written a ska song with me playing played trombone and guitar.
12.  Fell "in love" with a girl in part because she had a British accent.
13.  Been disowned.
14.  Twice.
15.  Vandalized a tourist beach for no reason other than drugs.
16.  Tried urethral insertion.
17.  Shed a tear during a haircut.
18.  Listened to controlled feedback with a wah pedal for 30 minutes.
19.  Met a former Boeing researcher at a Waffle House.
20.  Wrote for a music webzine when I was sixteen.  All my English teachers told me at the time I was not realizing my potential.
21.  Written porn reviews.
22.  Drew a man in a tuxedo on my penis.  Pictures exist.
23.  Cried listening to music.
24.  Skeet-shooting with molotov cocktails.
25.  Made black-powder bombs.  Videos exist.
26.  Taught myself HTML, and hoped to teach myself PHP.
27.  Quit learning PHP after the first night I tried it.
28.  Lost a job I had that was based out of Louisiana.  A year before Katrina.
29.  Self-inflicted a cigarette burn on my arm.  
30.  Removed an ingrown toenail using a knife.
31.  Blown smoke through my eyeballs.
32.  Given somebody a smoothie, extra semen.
33.  Played in a band I did not like.
34.  Rejected an audition to a band because I didn't "look the part."
35.  Grown feelings for a friend and didn't tell her, because it was for all the reasons she didn't want someone to have feelings for her. 
36.  Drawn the perfect woman.  Over and over and over.
37.  Met her, but didn't tell her.  She'll never know, either.
38.  Hated myself for hating myself.
39.  Run from the cops on several occasions.
40.  Been cuffed for possession of broomsticks.
41.  Was escorted out of Dick's Sporting Goods after saying, "Do you guys have any handguns?  College life is getting me down."
42.  Asked a lesbian out on a date.
43.  Bought a biography of John Belushi.
44.  Laughed at an epitaph.
45.  Accidentally called a retarded kid retarded.  Though, I suspect he was just a really annoying fourteen year-old.
46.  Went to school with a kid who is now a convicted sex offender.  He also looked remarkably like Peter Griffin.
47.  Saw Peter Jackson's rendition of King Kong while high.  I was still not amused.
48.  Can't count on my fingers the things I've failed at.
49.  Saved a life.
50.  Played and sang "Man in the Box" by Alice in Chains live.  Got an ovation afterwards.

Nov. 5th, 2007

Should Hospital Food Make You Sick...

I spent my day in a hospital and a friend's bedroom. 

Something about chicks who play accordions seems sexy right now.

Suicide is a dick move.  Doubly so if you're a twin.  Triply so if you're doing it over a break-up.

Irony is a body-builder being hospitalized for protein build-ups in his kidneys causing a kidney stone after using protein powders for years.

It's been a weird day. 

Nov. 4th, 2007

She Could Steal My Babies Anytime.

Oct. 26th, 2007

Ten Masked Men

This is amazing.

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