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Ban on Politics: I have this on my Pacho & Jimmy comics. After some...lackluster comics centered on politics. I may draw some political comics, but it won't be Pacho & Jimmy. Though that doesn't mean I won't make the occasional political joke, but I won't do any comics all about them.
Catch Phrase: Nathan Fillion is always relevant!!note The man is is so much stuff, and what he's in/what he talks about can be related to any conversation. No exceptions.
Or "Elaborate Fire Nation Trap!"note this came up when I was rewatching Avatar with some dorm mates. It was during the end of season 2, when the main characters were separated. It was all an elaborate Fire Nation trap! Think that's your dad, Sokka? Wrong! It's just a Fire Nation spy! And those Water Tribe members? SPIES!! It's all an Elaborate Fire Nation Trap!!!
"Or something like that." I've managed to turn stupid things I've said funny with this line.
Christianity Is Catholic: Averted. Bugs THE CRAP out of me. Whenever you see Christianity in television, it's always Catholic. I don't have a lot of problems with Catholics, but for the love of God! There are other sects! What about Baptist, Protestant or non-denominational churches?
Crowning Moment of Awesome: Improving to save not one but two theater class plays. Once was my Theater II class, and we were performing Neil Simon's Rumors. I was Ernie, and when a friend playing Ken came in after shooing out officer Welch, he shut the prop door too hard and it fell on the guy playing Glenn. It only bumped his head on the way down, but those doors are heavy and he didn't flinch. Everyone on stage, in the audience, and our senior director all gasped. I ran along with Ken across the stage to pick up the door. While doing that I shoutednote so the audience could hear "Good God, Ken! Why did you break the door?!" and he replied "I'm sorry!" Everyone in the audience laughed, as well as our senior director, and was considered the highlight of the night. Later my theater teacher praised me for being the only person to not break character.
In my Theater III class, we performed Jake's Womennote It's a play where there's one guy, Jake, and he hallucinates about all of the important women in his life, and as I was the only guy in the class, I was Jake. Much of the play was just me monologuing to the audience, so I was alone most of the time. There was one scene were the girl playing my wife Maggie suddenly skipped to the part where she leaves, and we hadn't done half the scene. I was at a loss, all alone on the stage stuck in the middle of an unfinished scene. I just started complaining to the audience about hernote Which is totally in character with Jake. Then after what I guess was about 30 seconds she came back and we finished the scene. I don't remember what I said, I just know that it went over well and the audience didn't notice.
One timenote well there was that one time that I went through more than 4 rounds wiping the floor with the terrorists on Aztec while named Strong Bad, when I was playing Counter Strike 1.6 in my high school library, I did something ridiculously awesome. I was playing on the Counter-Terrorist side against one guy on Assault with gravity turned down to about 200 or 400. I bought a Deaglenote For those that don't know that's a Desert Eagle and just decided to go with that. Within about 20 seconds of the match starting, my opponent jumped off of the warehouse roof and went flying through the air. Without thinking, I turned up and fired one shot. Headshot. I won. That was pretty much the highlight of my day.
Damn You, Muscle Memory: I can usually adapt to controls pretty well, but gosh darnit, Kingdom Hearts had such a backwards control schemenote that really needed to be streamlined (X for attack and O for jump) I kept jumping when I wanted to attack and attacking when I tried to jump. It was almost completely unplayable.
Mean Character, Nice Actor: Of all the roles I've played, I have an easier time playing Jerkass characters. I tried to play a nice, kind, caring husband, but I almost completely failed at that. When I played hisgrandson(who's a total jerk), I was applauded for doing such a good job. Same with playing Judge Brack in Hedda Gabler. I just seem to be able to play characters that are completely opposite of myself better than characters that are like me.
Mr. Imagination: Welcome to my own little world, where I often daze off into realms of my own creation.
Nice Guy: I try to be nice to people even if I'm making a joke, and it takes a lot to get me worked up.
Old Shame: In my first year of doing comics, I did several politcal themed comics. Looking back, they were terrible and unfunny. I'd rather not look at them, and I'll never upload them. I don't like how horribly slanted they are, and that the "jokes" are just plain pitiful. This led to my Ban on Politics for my Pacho & Jimmy comics.
One Steve Limit: Averted hard in my life. I once had three friends whose names were Ryan. At the same time. And in college? I've met at least three other guys with the same name as me.
Only Known by Their Nickname: To my college floor mates, Scribbles, since I draw comics. We're all given names by the floor when we first get on, and most of us don't know each other's birth names.
There was a Powerade commercial with basketball players getting a Rousing Speech from their coach about them beating the bigger more popular team who did a dance. A dance! Is it bad that I want the bigger team to win?
Captain Rochefort in The Three Musketeers (2011). I didn't like him at first, but since D'Artagnan was unlikeable, I ended up cheering for him in the end. I was pissed when Plot Armor kept protecting D'Artagnan. The "I just don't fight fair" line cemented him as my favorite character in the movienote this is a guy who brought two guns to a swordfight and refused to duel D'Artagnan to make it fair. Even the Musketeers lost what made them really awesome after the intro. I was screaming for him to kill D'Artagnan just so that there would be some legitimate drama.
Running Gag: Bushbabies.note During a discussion about 2001 A Space Odyssey with some friends we were talking about what didn't make sense about it (I was the only one who hadn't seen it). One of my friends said that the only thing she was wondering about was if that girl who wanted a bushbaby ever got it. This was followed by a 2 hour conversation that was pretty exclusively made up of us fitting bushbaby into famous movie quotes.
Salad/bread/pudding is for wimps and it gives you cancer!note The same friend said this when I made a joke about someone eating salad. You'd be surprised how many foods are for wimps and will give you cancer.
No, Lokinote Based on a scene from the Thor movie, where Loki is saying to Odin how he did all the bad stuff for him and Asgard, and Odin just says "No, Loki." This has become a default response to anything I don't like or is bad. Loki killing 80 people in 3 days? No, Loki. Peter Parker doing his emo dance in Spiderman 3? No, Peter. Also originated from the same friend.
Series Continuity Error: I have stumbled into these with my Pacho & Jimmy comics sometimes, like accidentally switching two characters'note Isabella and Maria, who are sisters names for a good half a year. I lampshaded it and explained that they experimented with switching names and hypnotized everyone to do so. This caused Paranoia Fuel for the character it was explained tonote the titular Pacho.
Sitcom Archnemesis: A friend of a Tumblr friend seems to have something against me. I was told I'm his archnemesis. I've embraced it.
And it turned out to be a hoax created by a friend.
And apparently he's all into my being his archnemesis now...
Stick Figure Comic: I started out doing comics like this, mostly themed on video games like Resident Evil and Half-Life. The most prominent being a Super Smash Bros. themed one called Tales of Brawl: An Adventure Through Melee, that featured stick figure versions of Smash Bros characters finding out about Brawl. I only did one issue that was four pages, but it was fun to do.
Stereotype Flip: I'm a born and raised Texan. No, I don't speak in a southern drawl, I do not own a horse, I don't wear a cowboy hatnote I prefer a driver's cap or a fedora, and I have never been to a rodeo. I'm a rather meek guy who's rather geeky.
Stop Being Stereotypical: I do not appreciate Texan stereotypes, as seen above. And those crazy "Fundamentalists" who bash gays and condemn everyone that's not them aren't real Christians. I'd rather not be grouped with them. You're supposed to speak in love, not hate. Hate the sin, not the sinner.
The Teetotaler: After accidentally tasting beer at a young age, I don't look to try it again.
The Quiet One: When I'm not jumping around and yelling, I'm this. Due to my shyness, if I'm not totally comfortable in my surroundings, or I don't have anything to say, I become this. Often borders on beingstoic.
Death Note: Dear God, how I hated this show. I needed help to even get through the first arc.
District 9: I hate that movie. Good effects, but an unlikable protagonist, a Crapsack World taken to the extreme, and a lack of anything relating to good in the movie just made me cringe. Almost as bad as Catcher In The Rye.
James Cameron, while we're on it. I just don't like the guy. He's made some good movies, but I really just don't have a lot of respect for a guy that claims that Avatar was an original◊ story. And that bastard hogged the title "Avatar" for his movie, to the detriment of the Avatar series.
Uncharted: Besides it having an unlikable main character, all of the characters are flat, the story is just a string of set piecesnote No, really. Naughty Dog admitted that they come up with awesome set pieces and try to come up with a story that incorporates them rather than trying to write something interesting. and Drake shooting people. Drake is always followed by dumb villains who always want to use the artifact of doom for weapons purposes. At least the games look pretty and the gameplay is (mostly) solid.
People who say that Erika is a lesbian. The "evidence" is just Shipping Goggles in action. Just because Erika is nice to the other female gym leaders means nothing. I've read the script of those scenes. In one, she's trying to help a shy Jasmine get the confidence to go and do a Pokemon Contest. And for why men aren't allowed: It couldn't possibly have to do with that Dirty Old Man who's constantly staring inside, could it?
Shipping Goggles. Especially Yuri Goggles. Some people just try too hard to find "evidence" for their ships. It's a case of people finding evidence to prove their theories rather than deriving theories from evidence. Marceline/Princess Bubblegum is a shining example.
And even with all the awesome stuff from Metal Gear Solid 4, I still don't like the story. There wasjusttoomuchcrapgoingon.note EFFING MICROWAVE HALL. That wasn't emotional. It was stupid It'd take too long to list all the problems I have with the game. Just the story, though. The gameplay was... pretty good.
Combining the two above, Euphemia and Suzaku got to be together after he became the new Zero. And then LelouchandShirley could be together, with C.C. eventually giving Shirley Geass and her Code of Immortality.
Personally, I'd call season 1 "Book 1: Amon" and rewrite the last 5 episodes. Everything up to episode 7 was great. Amazing, even if the love triangle got in the way of telling the story. But after that, Korra lets Mako go. This ends the Love Triangle. At this point, Bolin is there to help Korra. I'd start with them growing closer as Mako gets shifted to the background and become The Lancer and Asami's boyfriend. I'd like to have him reveal what happened to him and Bolin after their parents died to Asami, and how they got into Pro Bending. I'd even like to see that he is terrified of his firebending since a firebender killed his parents. Everything would pretty much happen the same, with all the attention and scenes focused on Mako and Korra given to Bolin and Korra. That takes all of the romance drama out. When Korra is kidnapped, Tenzin is the one who gets intense about finding her, while Bolin is worried sick. Korra doesn't unlock all of the Yakone story. I'd rather her do it a little more slowly, using this time to get more in line with her spiritual side. It'd be nice if we saw Korra meditating more throughout episodes 2-7. If she got better glimpses throughout, it wouldn't be so sudden. After the rescue Tenzin carries her to Oogie, with Lin telling everyone to give her space, and Bolin takes care of Korra. She realizes that he really cares about her. Team Avatar would have some sort of bonding moment. Then we get to Amon's backstory. I like him being Tarrlok's brother, but he should have been a non-bender. His hatred of benders should have been from his father and Tarrlok's cruelty. His ability to remove bending should be Energybending, which he should have learned from a spiritnote Koh the Face Stealer?. I'd like to see him use Energybending like Yakone and Tarrlok use Bloodbending. Amon would still remove Korra's bending, Korra wouldn't Airbend, instead activate the Avatar State, defeating Amon (who escapes and would be assumed dead) and destroying a good chunk of the building they're in. Amon would use this against her later against her. Everything else would still happen, and the Equalists would be defeated. Korra would go out to the cliff and cry, Aang pops up, and tells her that when we're at our lowest we're open up to the greatest change. He would give her hope by telling her that there is a way to get her bending back, but she's going to have to master her spiritual side and basically reconnect to the elements. Not like the other series, but she'd have to get used to not having bending. Bolin would come up to her and ask her who she's talking to. She'd then hug him, and they'd have a tender moment (not kiss, though. That would be saved for later). In season 2 she'd have to learn Airnote then rediscover Water, Earth, Fire and gain the ability to give other people back their bending. Maybe the season finale. It would have been so much better that way.
[Prototype]: I like to think that Alex sparedKaren Parker. She really didn't want to betray him in the first place. She was strong-armed by Blackwatch. And given that Alex has had Character Development I think it would be nice for him not to eat her. Not to mention, what better way to help her get out than to pull a Faking the Dead by making everyone think she was nommed by Alex?.
And let's just forget[Prototype2]. I don't like the idea of Alex Mercer as the bad guy. It goes against the Character Development that he got in the first game. It also destroys the interesting Anti-Hero from Prototype 1 by turning him into a Generic Doomsday Villain. Though his plan was actually pretty well thought out, I would have preferred him to use that plan to get rid of the virus rather than spread it. I think that would be more in line with what he did in the first game.
After seeing this picture◊ done by Rebecca Sugar, some Fridge Logic set in. Several years ago, Princess Bubblegum would have been much younger, maybe around Finn's age (or younger) when whatever happened between them happened. I'm guessing that their relationship was sisterly, kinda like how Twilight and Cadence were when Twilight was a filly. Something happened, and I think Marceline didn't realize what she did, but she pissed off Princess Bubblegum (or her family/the kingdom) so a rift grew between them.
To be honest if there's any "proof" of it in season 5 I'm ignoring it since I dropped the show due to Seasonal Rot.
Doctor Who: Ok. Amy and Rory don't DIE. That was lame, and a blatant Diabolus Ex Machina. In my own world, they decided to stop travelling with The Doctor after the Year of the Slow Invasion, and stayed in their normal lives.
Cowboy Bebop: If you ask me Spike is still alive. As is Julia, who is able to survive the gunshot wound. He's able to get the crew back together after they split up. It's reasonable that he could have gotten to a hospital after his fight with Vicious. But now he has to deal with the triad....
Left 4 Dead: Bill doesn't die in a Heroic Sacrifice. He get's everyone out safe, then when everyone is morning him, he comes flying towards them Dual Wielding M16s while riding a flaming Tank screaming "YOU THINK THAT WOULD KILL ME? A FEW ZOMBIES?! I'VE BEEN THROUGH NAM!! THIS IS NOTHING!!"
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Kamina didn't die. Simon and Kamina took care of Thymilph together. They discover Nia when practicing some moves, and Simon gets thrown too far. Things continue and Lordgenome is defeated. NIA IS NOT THE MESSANGER FOR THE ANTISPIRAL. Happy endings!
I have a rule about shipping. I really only like parings that make sense in context of the story or how they are portrayed. This doesn't mean that it needs to be canon, but it should at least have some evidence to back it up or at least have potential. Ships like Lelouch/Shirley, Bolin/Korra, and Link/Maronnote Each with varying degrees of canon proof are ones I support. Though I do have a few crackships. I don't hate anyone for shipping differently, and I don't hate characters for getting in the way. It's a fun thing to do, and we should respect it, no matter how absurd it can getnote coughcough ZUTARA cough.
On Ji and Aang was also a one off thing from The Headband (one of my favorite episodes). She's just a normal, nice girl who happens to be from the Fire Nation. She obviously has a crush on Aang (going under the name Kuzon), and I feel is a better fit for Aang than Katara.
The Duke and Toph is something I didn't think about at first. But they have some moments in "Day Of Black Sun Part I" and a hug in "Sozin's Comet Part IV: Avatar Aang," but it's shipping bait. It's really easy to see them together.
No matter what happened, I like Mako/Asami. Even though Mako was derailed after episode 4 ("A Voice In The Night"), he and Asami had a good relationship until he started becoming obsessed with Korra. If he never showed interest in Korra, then (like Bolin and Korra) they could have had a sweet relationship that could have been positive for both of them.
I also ship Saria and Fado, a ship I've dubbed Sageshipping. I started shipping it when I read that one strategy guide says that Fado was a personal friend of the Hero of Time. I thought they'd be cute.
Initial D: Iketani and Mako. Hardcore. It's so depressing that relationships don't work out in that show. They like each other, but due to Poor Communication Kills, he blew her off. Even though he realized his mistake and she still liked him, we don't get a resolution.
Keisuke and Kyoko. Too bad he was too much of a jerk to actually accept her feelings. She chose him over racing, and in this show, that's pretty darn big. But nooooo. He wants to focus on racing.
Itsuki and Kazumi. This is a case of Nice Guys Finish Last, since despite him always being nice to her, she still chooses her much older ex without a thought, right after saying she'd like to be with Itsuki. I think the writer of the manga didn't like romance.
Sherlock: Sherlock and Irene. It's been a long time since I've shipped two characters so hard.
Attack on Titan: I originally tried to not ship in this...but I ended up doing it anyway.
Eren and Historia: This was a crackship that snuck up on me, and surprisingly ended up not being crack at all in later chapters.
Levi and Hanji: This is probably one of the most obvious ships in the series. Their interactions are kind of adorable.
Annie and Reiner: I started shipping them when I first saw episode 4 of the anime. I only started shipping them more later on haha.
Bertholdt and Ymir: Another crackship until they allied together in later chapters. It may seem weird to ship Bertholdt and Ymir when Ymir has canon feelings towards Historia, but I just really love them.
Mike and Nanaba:
Sasha and Jean: For some reason I have magical shipping powers because any crack ship I had ended up not be