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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Random Post: Samurai Jack Ending

For all those who are a fan of Samurai Jack, let me know what you think of the ending.  For those who've never watched it, I highly recommend this series.  Also, if you haven't watched the series, just know that spoilers will follow this section so stop reading if that bothers you.

This whole (last) season of Samurai Jack has been full of ups and downs, surprises and tearful moments.  Jack's relationship with Ashi was sweet but I'd actually thought the creator was going the route of master-student between the two and not lovers. Originally, Ashi was brainwashed but because she's also very talented, I thought it might have ended with her eventually slaying Aku after seeing the truth through Jack.  It would have been a troll move just like in the Elders Scroll: Oblivion when Martin was the real hero and not you (the player) since he battled the daedric prince to save Tamriel.  Turns out the creator went the lovers route.  The age difference makes Jack seems like a pedo right?  Nah, they're both adults so whatever.  

At first I didn't know what to think of the pair.  I was confused, same as Jack was, apparently.  But then, over the course of their interactions, they seemed right for each other.  I'd thought one day he'd return to the past and marry that one girl from childhood who kissed him on the cheek after catching frogs together.  But, I think a warrior does make a better match for him.  Jack is timid and experienced in the ways of the world.  Ashi can be quite loud and belligerent but also naive.  Together, they complete each other.  I would have liked to see him marry her and live happily ever after with a few pups of their own.

Still, the moment he went back into the past with Ashi, the whole time paradox thing was nudging the back of my mind.  I though "oh crap, this isn't going to end well."  Once he slew Aku and Ashi was still there, I thought, "Okay, maybe the creator will be nice."  Nope.  Truth be told, I didn't cry the first time she disappeared but after watching it again, I did.  I don't know which is more painful, to never have the person you love or to leave them behind while you... never existed in the first place.  Of course if she never existed then it reasons that he can't really miss her because they never would have met... or would they?  I don't know.  Anyhow, at the end, Jack smiles when a lady bug with a black face and two round eyes land on his finger, a faint reminder of Ashi's Aku form or maybe a reminder of the time they spent together on that island when Ashi started to doubt her worldview.  The sky then opens up to bright light, a sign of a hopeful future or a realization that she is to him, everything beautiful in the world, in my opinion.  Whatever it was the creator intended to convey, I'd like to think Ashi and Jack will meet again one way or other.

In summary, this wasn't the ending I expected but I still love the series.  The way things ended leave a lot of room for interpretation and fanfic.  I'm going to go with his suffering in life along with everything good he has selflessly accomplished will bring him to god status and permit him to unite with Ashi into eternity.  What are your thoughts?  Leave comments below.

~Lenne Penry

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Yo Mama Day!

Happy Mother's Day!

and for those less conventional...

Happy Yo Mama Day!
-P.S. I always say this to my mama, lolz.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Random Post: Moon Jae-in's Bodyguard & Sweet Scandal R

Went to Twitter today and the first thing I saw was a hot guy.  I did a double take, haha!  Nothing like eye candy early in the morning!  Turns out the hot guy is the bodyguard of South Korea's new president, Moon Jae-in, and the internet is going nuts for him.  Can't blame them.  There are limited pics of him but almost each has him looking like a super model.

He seemed serious, strong and focused.  Combined with his profession, I suddenly thought of Shintaro from the otome "Sweet Scandal R" by OKKO Sweet Romance.  Made me wondered if he likes the same type of woman the MC is in Sweet Scandal R.  Hmm.  Well, anyway, I hope there will be more pictures of him posted on Twitter.  Lenne loves eye candy!  What do you think of him?

Here's the link to the twitter thread:

https://twitter.com/i/moments/863322389651881984

Thanks for reading my random post!

~LP

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Reminder: Yo Mama Day is Coming up this Weekend

This is a reminder that Yo Mama Day is this Sunday (5/14).

Show whomever you consider yo mama some love and get her something nice.  Or, maybe do the dishes, wash the clothes, sweep the floors and cook all three meals--cheap and easy "gifts" which will be greatly appreciated, whether yo mama usually do these things or not.  Handmade gifts are pretty neat too.  And if all else fail and you don't have much cash, head over to Dollar Tree.  They have really great stuff for cheap.  Balloons, cards, (fake) flowers that can be arranged into a nice vase along with a plethora of other items.

Praise Kek He is Risen

It has been three days.  Pepe has risen.  Hail the Almighty Kek!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Random Post: Praise Kek Forever

Well ain't this a *****, pardon my French.

Due to political correctness and parties which can't grasp a joke and easily take offense, Pepe the Frog (aka the Prophet of Kek) was "killed off" by the creator today.  How do you actually kill a meme?  I don't know.  I hope Pepe will rise again and ascend into the highest plane.

Too many articles to count are out there depicting Pepe as the symbol for white supremacy and racism... he is green and an understood joke among all people with a sense of humor.  The amount of races that find Pepe amusing and praise Kek would fill a rainbow and then some.  I suppose if all colors in a light spectrum come together to form white light, then that would be appropriate.  White light isn't racist and neither is milk.  Pepe is a symbol of unity for internet trolls and for internet newbs like me, a continual meme that is hilarious.  Laughter is a good medicine for the soul.

People say stupid things online because they are censored in real life.  That doesn't imply that most people mean the things they say online.  If anyone thinks the internet should be full of caring individuals who never lie or say offensive things, my advice would be to shut off your internet services and save yourself some money.

To utterly seek destruction of a green frog who's just a joke seems like a waste of time and money on "those" people's part.  This isn't 1984, even if it certainly feels that way.  The internet is not a safe space, never has been.  Didn't they even warn about this in the 90's?  It's a blank canvas which anyone is permitted to use however they wish (hopefully legally).  I'm rather saddened over the fact that Pepe was cast aside this way but I hope he will rise again.  If I have some time, maybe I'll doodle a meme of my own.

Shadilay, my brethren!
May Kek be with you!

~LP


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Polaris: Tian Ji Zhong Shi Yan

Hey all,

In the last book, Polaris: The Demon General and the General Practitioner, Bao Lai's (the MC) bloodline advantage,Tian Ji Zhong Shi Yan, was a major theme.  This same advantage/ability was mentioned in Polaris: Empress of Ning (if you chose Han Bei's route).  For those who likes the anime/manga Naruto, the skill sounds a little bit like Sasuke's Sharingan.  Well, I actually based Tian Ji Zhong Shi Yan off a weird phenomena which I'd experienced back in my teenage years (before Naruto was even aired on CN).  This "skill" only happened twice... or maybe one and a half since the second time wasn't really as cool.

The most prominent event was during my first time bowling (of all things) during my senior year in high school.  Now, back then, I was obsessed with Ruroni Kenshin because he just seemed the greatest swordsman ever.  Mimicry is the sincerest form of flattery, I guess, so I used to practice with a shinai daily.  Mentioning this because I'm not sure if it was attributed to the momentary heightened skill.  Anyhow, I was bowling and there was a split after the first ball.  The second time when I aimed the ball, everything around turned slowed, sepia-toned, and blurred out.  Even the loud atmosphere changed to a sort of hollow, jumbled mix of noises that were mostly blocked out.  It's really difficult to explain, but my eyes "zoomed" into the two targets at the front as though they were binoculars, and I mean zoomed in and focused like in a video game sniper's viewfinder or something.  The strangest thing, I knew accuracy rate was 100%!  Again, I'd never bowl before and I kind of suck at it to be honest.  Movements became very mechanical, like a program executing a code.  I targeted one of the pins (give me break, I was a noob so knocking down one was good enough) and away it went.  The ball glided perfectly along the edge of the gutter and knocked that sucker down like nothing.  The second after the pin went down, time seemed to have "resumed";  surroundings weren't slowed anymore. 

You're probably thinking, "Lenne, you're a very boring person if that was one of the coolest moments of your life."  True, I am pretty boring but it was a cool experience nonetheless.  

Using that strange alteration in time relativity, Tian Ji Zhong Shi Yan was born.  The skill seemingly stops time, hence, giving the wielder greater accuracy because, come on, how hard is it to win a sword fight when your opponent is seemingly frozen?  Bao Lai's skill was passed down from her father's side (Mian Shi Fen) who's name is also related to time.  The skill is passed mostly from father to son.  Daughters rarely have them and most can't use the skill effectively even if they happen to inherit the trait.  The originator of the skill is Fa Zhen, the original "demon slayer" during his conquest to subdue demons from the northern tribes.  To learn more, make your way through Polaris: The Demon General and the General Practitioner.  

I'm a little torn by this book, actually, because Bai Hu seems like the MC's OTP considering their past.  But, Dui also played a big part and I really like him too.  Wouldn't know who to choose if I were the MC.  Of course if I were the MC, I'd rewrite the routes so I'd get both, haha!

If you had a chance to read any of the Polaris books, let me know what you think.  Which two guys do you think should be pitted against each other next for the MC's adoration?  I'm thinking Zhen Yue against Qing Hai or Ying (Yu Qi).  However, also thinking of making Lo Han a main character but that one would be really hard.  He's a super enigma.  It's hard enough to write what I mean but to write what I mean for a character who rarely means anything is... going to make me pull out my hair.

Anyhow, post is getting too long.  Have a good rest of the weekend, everyone!

Cheers!

~Lenne Penry

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Random Post: Strawberry Picking

Went strawberry picking today.  Found this uber cool strawberry (second pic) that looks like a foot, five toes and everything.  From the side, it looks even more like a foot.  Had to pick it the moment I saw it because the odd shape reminded me of the yellow Buddha's foot fruit.  Can't find a picture of it online though, search engines keep bringing up Buddha's hand fruit instead.  If I see one personally, I'll be sure to post a picture.

Anyone else planning to (or have already) picked berries this year?  Seems to be a good crop season this year because of all the rain, in my area anyway.  The sun-ripened strawberries were delicious.  You know how (most) artificial strawberry candies never taste like the real strawberries purchased from stores?  I always wondered why that was the case... until today.  Even though I went strawberry picking before, the berries were sour and bland.  These were sweet and had a very strong distinct "strawberry" taste which reminded me a lot of the artificial strawberry flavor.  I guess those folks in test labs knew what they were talking about.

I'm planning to go blueberry and apple picking this year too, if time allows, and maybe do a couple of harvest at my friend's farm.  I'll post more pictures then. TTYL.

~LP



Thursday, May 4, 2017