Wednesday, February 26, 2014

SICK DAY!

Sooooooo.....I have been home from work (for once) because I have had a combo of the throw-ups and the grinding stomachs that have made my day somewhat difficult.  That being said, it's hard to must up the energy for any deep, insightful articles this week.  I, however, am determined to get back to some form of writing schedule even though I'm 90% sure most on my followers have stopped reading.  I have no one to blame but myself for not making the time that is need to keep a blog going.  All I can do it move forward and try to be better.   So here is my attempt at an article even though I'm ready to pass out. I give you pictures of my pup, Willie!!!!

I suffer for my art <3

Donut Dog <3

We call this his laundry basket.  It's actually his kennel condensed for travel

Oh hai Mah!

Le Woof.

Just being one with da bed!

You're welcome!

Xoxo,
Tootles!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Down the Tubes - Hotdiggedydemon

Introducing something that was going to be a youtube show but, due to my limitations as an editor, we are going to instead enjoy in text format!  Welcome to Down the Tubes!  This is where I talk about a collection of youtube videos, youtubers, or youtube trends I enjoy!  We are starting my series the best way I know how....with ponies.

WAIT WAIT WAIT!

Before all of you anti-pony people go get into your cars and drive off the nearest cliff, give me a chance to explain myself.  One, this is about MLP parody.  Two, this is something the whole family can enjoy. Well... the whole family minus the the kids.  Don't show these videos to your kids unless you enjoy seeing them cry.  Which I'm sure some of you darling sickos do.

I got started watching Hotdiggedydemon around the time I started really falling for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.  I was frequently on youtube not only to listen to whatever song from the show was stuck in my head, but to find anything pony related created by fans.  If you can't appreciate the show, you can at least have the heart to appreciate the dedication and creativity of it's fans.  None so much as delivers that sidesplitting creativity the same way Hotdiggedydemon does in his .Mov series.

It all started with a lot of apples.

I wish I got a recording of other Alex watching this video for the first time.  I have never seen anyone laugh so hard in all of my life.  Apple.mov is strange, random and sincerely funny.  It takes something as simple and stupid as a pony eating what is medically defined as "a shit ton of apples" and turns it into  the same random humor you would find in a nostalgic Ren and Stimpy cartoon....but with less butt touching.  


Dress.mov explores the the type of pony you would expect Rarity to be on her worst of days.  It also introduces the story arc that remains for the rest of the season of Discord, the god of chaos, destroying Equestria and Twilight Sparkle needs the "helements or armory" to fix things.  Our first stop is a search through the generous Rarity's boutique where rev-o-luuuu-tion is about to begin.  Also, more bad times for Paco! 



I'm not going to play favorites.  I am an honest reviewer who can look past my bias towards Fluttershy being the best pony and objectively look at this series.  With that said.  This is the best episode of the series.  Just....just watch it.  You won't be able to stop quoting it.  I know other Alex and his friend sure as hell haven't been able to ever since he showed them this after I showed it to him.  Watch it now.  Just remember to stay out of my shed. 


Ever feel like Twilight Sparkle was a pretentious nag? WELL I HAVE AN EPISODE FOR YOU!  A lovely combination of Twilight not being as smart as she thinks she is combined with Spike constantly cracking one liners while embracing his favorite addiction "cough" smoking pot "cough" we see an episode that is sure to make you giggle. 


"I think I'm getting my period."
Enough said.



Who knew that a series full of a bunch of drunk and disgusting ponies could have such an epic ending worthy of a Meatloaf album cover?  Don't get me wrong, the dastardly vulgar humor you know and love is still intact, but with a polish that show Hotdiggedydemon obvious grew as an artist throughout the series.  Though this episode might not be the funniest (....sheddddddddd) it certainly is the best in terms of technical achievement.  The art is just plain beautiful and you can't help but have a little heartstring pulled by this final story.  

Overall the .mov series is something any pony or non-pony lover can enjoy.  It has a fun sense of humor combining inside jokes with fresh material to captivate any eager viewer.  Don't pass this up because it's ponies.  Who knows, it might just be your gateway drug into a crazy world of technicolor ponies. 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Babbles of a Fangirl - Getting Youtube Songs Stuck in Your Head....FOREVER!

Hello Boys, Girls, and everyone in between!

So I have been abscent for a while (again) and I'm starting to discover I freeze up when I'm obligated to talk about something.  So for now, all articles are going to be a pleasant surprise.  Keep in mind though, I will make sure to update once a week, probably Thursday or Sunday.  With that said, let's babble about youtube!

I watch more youtube than a normal person should.  Some might call it an addiction, others an antidrug but me, I call it ernest (Jontron joke). So I thought I'd share some of the videos I've watched more times than I've ever wanted to admit.  Some are just too funny to only watch once.  Others get stuck in my head so much so that rewatching is the only means I have to combat my brain.  I hope you enjoy, watch, love, and then curse my name when these songs pop into your dreams and 3:00 a.m. and you wake screaming, "CURSE YOU PATCHWORK!"

Dumb Ways to Die 

Who's in the mood for a catchy, adorably morbid song?!  I AM!  A funny little tune born in Australia, Dumb Ways to Die will make you smile no matter how hard you try to acknowledge how horrible it is.  And even if it is meant to be educational, you'll not feel tricked.  Instead you will 100% of the time say, "WHY DON'T WE HAVE COMMERCIALS THIS AWESOME IN AMERICA?!?!?!"

Disney Ever After
By: Paint


Ever wonder what happend to your favorite Disney gals after they road off into the sunset?  Forget about their terrible sequels, this song got the facts straight!  Ranging from horrible, to unfortunate, to just plain tragic, you can't help but really feel this is probably what would have happened to these girls after all their "dreams came true".  

Warning: The next time you hear, "Under the Sea", "Prince Ali", "Bonjour", or "Colors of the Wind" you will find yourself replacing the lyrics with the ones from this song. 

You've been warned. 

Ladies of Rap: TV Moms (ft. Aimee Teegarden & Jason Horton)


Oh if ever there were ladies who rapped after my own heart, these awkward kids would be it!  Starring some of my favorite tv moms, I can't help but smile, laugh, and thank god I'm not pregnant.  

Ignorance is Bliss 
By: Jellyfish


Apparently this strange little gem originated from Newgrounds but its original video has all but vanished.  I don't fully understand why they are talking about Bowser becoming an oil tycoon, but I'm too busy singing along to over think it.  Maybe they are confusing you to prove their point, ignorance IS bliss!

Turn Me On - Console Wars (Nicki Manaj Parody) 



I've never been a fan of sexualizing women to sell a product or to quickly get the attention of gamers.  Dang it though this song is so catchy and clever I can look past the skimpy dresses and see it for what it is, a funny play on words taking about the age old battle of the consoles.  This was made before the Xbox 101 and Playstation 87 so don't freak out about it being outdated.  Ps: the ending is soooo true!

The Eevee Song


Perhaps it's fitting that two of my choices features the ever-so-radiant Dodger!  The funny thing is that although she stars in both Turn Me On and The Eevee Song, this is not content from either of her channels.  I will have to amend that with a indeph look as this lovely lady at another time.  I remember when I was a little girl (who watched pokemon everyday after school) I really liked Eevee.  But when my older sister declared eevee was her favorite pokemon I just had to be different and forgot about my furry friend.  All these years later this song make me laugh and sing along like I've always known the words.  I think you will me singing along too, before long!

Xoxo <3,
Tootles!