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02:50 pm: The seven dollar mustache and other thoughts
I finished watching Neon Genesis Evangelion within the hour and I want to record some of my first impressions. They are conveniently secured behind this
To begin, I don't entirely understand it, which tends to happen with things like this. I know I'm not intended to understand it entirely, but it still bothers me that I can't figure these things out for myself and require someone else to explain them to me. Still, I'm not disappointed and I crave more, MORE. It's a good thing that there is more out there yet that may still satisfy my curiosity.

I was rather surprised to discover that the entire series led up to be a character study of Shinji. The Angels, the Evas, destruction of the world, the cloned material used to turn humanity into gods were just part of a story about how a boy finally learned to accept himself. Naturally, I crave the answers to everything, like the full details of Gendo's agenda, who and what Rei really is, Asuka's personality in general, what the Angels really are and why they've come, and everything else that wasn't fully revealed in the series. But I don't need to know all this immediately.

There are other anime series that do this to me, but rather than becoming frustrated, I study them and try to learn about different storytelling techniques and how I process them. I want to take time to let things soak in and try to figure this one out for myself so I have disallowed comments on this entry to deter, for a while anyway, the spoilers that you may reveal in your attempts to help answer my questions. for those in fear of possible spoilers or that just aren't as interested in anime as others. Anyway, on to my face.

At this very moment I am sporting one of the finest handlebar mustaches I have ever grown. It is finley manicured and perfectly curled up and around to display my image as a distinguished gentleman, skill in personal hygiene, and worth as a human being. This is due primarily to the aforementioned personal qualities and in part to a tiny tube of Ice™ Spiker "water-resistant styling glue" that I purchased on my birthday last month for seven dollars and fifty cents. The price seems a little outrageous now but my birthday is the one time of year that I don't worry about money and go out with the soul purpose of enjoying the day and being happy. This isn't to say that I bought hair glue to make me happy, but that it was one of the items on my list of semi-essential items to purchase that day. The product was recommended to me by a gentleman I met at a new oriental shop in town who was also bearing a perfect handlebar mustache. I must say that it works much better than snot, or the wax I'd been purchasing for the past few years from the barber shop; it holds up much much better and with proper application it holds up all day without maintenance or discomfort. All hail the perfect mustache.

A couple other recent acquisitions that go well with the curled handebars are hats from the sacred feather. One being the sporty black bowler form last weekend and the other a smart Wiggéns gatsby cap purchased just yesterday. I'd be right fit in the nineteenth century. A regular good ol' chap I must say. 'Ere now, when's the cricket match start? I'm working on a couple ideas for outfits for the "distinguished gentleman" look. I've always liked men's styles from the late 19th and early 20th centuries and I think I could pull it off as the hats have proven.

I dropped my black leather vest off at the cleaners the other day to have a name-tag sticker-stain removed which had prevented me from wearing it for the past year or so. For what it's costing me it will now be formal-wear once I have the buttons repaired. I do like vests, despite the fact that I had to wear an ugly blue-with-yellow-text one every single day while working at (store's name omitted) for five ghastly years. I currently have two which differ only in color; one being brown and the other black., both look good on me in either T or button-down shirts. (insert Right Said Fred music here)

Had my quilts dry-cleaned too while I was at it. They are patchwork and hand-made my my grandmother; one given to me by her as a gift when I was much younger, the other I claimed as my own from the old house sometime after she had to move to a nursing home. I value and cherish them even more now that she's gone. I don't think I've ever washed them before because they're not something you can just stuff into a washing machine, but I've always been careful and beat the dust out of them periodically. Now they're soft, clean all the old sains are gone and they have a faint chemical scent that I hope will fade soon. I must remember to do this more than once in their lifetime.

When sacredspud dropped by last weekend he brought our Homestar.com stuff which included my copy of Strong Bad Sings and Other Type Hits on CD. I've been listening to it a couple times a day since and haven't grown sick of it yet. I was indifferent (and even mildly annoyed by) a number of songs at first but they've all quickly grown on me. Even I Think I have a Chance With This Guy which I originally would skip over. Last nite I watched all the Teen Girl Squad cartoons and cracked up. I know why I didn't use to like them but I'm glad I can now enjoy them as much as anything else on the website.

The same goes for the concept of Limozeen who I really wasn't thrilled with to begin with. But now that I've heard their awesome-cool song Because it's Midnite I've done a 180. I love it, especially the fact that the lyrics are just a bunch of random cool images. The quote, real, unquote, songs on the album are really great and I 'd like to find out who actually performed the tracks by Limozeena and Taranchula. I like 80's rock but a lot of it sounds the same. This stuff I can really get into.

Another favourite is
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I finished watching <I>Neon Genesis Evangelion</I> within the hour and I want to record some of my first impressions. They are conveniently secured behind this <lj-cut text="cut">
To begin, I don't entirely understand it, which tends to happen with things like this. I know I'm not intended to understand it entirely, but it still bothers me that I can't figure these things out for myself and require someone else to explain them to me. Still, I'm not disappointed and I crave more, MORE. It's a good thing that there <I>is</I> more out there yet that may still satisfy my curiosity.

I was rather surprised to discover that the entire series led up to be a character study of Shinji. The Angels, the Evas, destruction of the world, the cloned material used to turn humanity into gods were just part of a story about how a boy finally learned to accept himself. Naturally, I crave the answers to everything, like the full details of Gendo's agenda, who and what Rei really is, Asuka's personality in general, what the Angels really are and why they've come, and everything else that wasn't fully revealed in the series. But I don't need to know all this immediately.

There are other anime series that do this to me, but rather than becoming frustrated, I study them and try to learn about different storytelling techniques and how I process them. I want to take time to let things soak in and try to figure this one out for myself so I have disallowed comments on this entry to deter, for a while anyway, the spoilers that you may reveal in your attempts to help answer my questions. </lj-cut> for those in fear of possible spoilers or that just aren't as interested in anime as others. Anyway, on to my face.

At this very moment I am sporting one of the finest handlebar mustaches I have ever grown. It is finley manicured and perfectly curled up and around to display my image as a distinguished gentleman, skill in personal hygiene, and worth as a human being. This is due primarily to the aforementioned personal qualities and in part to a tiny tube of Ice™ Spiker "water-resistant styling glue" that I purchased on my birthday last month for seven dollars and fifty cents. The price seems a little outrageous now but my birthday is the one time of year that I don't worry about money and go out with the soul purpose of enjoying the day and being happy. This isn't to say that I bought hair glue to make me happy, but that it was one of the items on my list of semi-essential items to purchase that day. The product was recommended to me by a gentleman I met at a new oriental shop in town who was also bearing a perfect handlebar mustache. I must say that it works much better than snot, or the wax I'd been purchasing for the past few years from the barber shop; it holds up much much better and with proper application it holds up all day without maintenance or discomfort. All hail the perfect mustache.

A couple other recent acquisitions that go well with the curled handebars are hats from the sacred feather. One being the sporty black bowler form last weekend and the other a smart Wiggéns gatsby cap purchased just yesterday. I'd be right fit in the nineteenth century. A regular good ol' chap I must say. <I>'Ere now, when's the cricket match start?</I> I'm working on a couple ideas for outfits for the "distinguished gentleman" look. I've always liked men's styles from the late 19th and early 20th centuries and I think I could pull it off as the hats have proven.

I dropped my black leather vest off at the cleaners the other day to have a name-tag sticker-stain removed which had prevented me from wearing it for the past year or so. For what it's costing me it will now be formal-wear once I have the buttons repaired. I do like vests, despite the fact that I had to wear an ugly blue-with-yellow-text one every single day while working at (store's name omitted) for five ghastly years. I currently have two which differ only in color; one being brown and the other black., both look good on me in either T or button-down shirts. (insert Right Said Fred music here)

Had my quilts dry-cleaned too while I was at it. They are patchwork and hand-made my my grandmother; one given to me by her as a gift when I was much younger, the other I claimed as my own from the old house sometime after she had to move to a nursing home. I value and cherish them even more now that she's gone. I don't think I've ever washed them before because they're not something you can just stuff into a washing machine, but I've always been careful and beat the dust out of them periodically. Now they're soft, clean all the old sains are gone and they have a faint chemical scent that I hope will fade soon. I must remember to do this more than once in their lifetime.

When <lj user="sacredspud"> dropped by last weekend he brought our Homestar.com stuff which included my copy of <I>Strong Bad Sings and Other Type Hits</I> on CD. I've been listening to it a couple times a day since and haven't grown sick of it yet. I was indifferent (and even mildly annoyed by) a number of songs at first but they've all quickly grown on me. Even <I>I Think I have a Chance With This Guy</I> which I originally would skip over. Last nite I watched all the Teen Girl Squad cartoons and cracked up. I know why I didn't use to like them but I'm glad I can now enjoy them as much as anything else on the website.

The same goes for the concept of Limozeen who I really wasn't thrilled with to begin with. But now that I've heard their awesome-cool song <I>Because it's Midnite</I> I've done a 180. I love it, especially the fact that the lyrics are just a bunch of random cool images. The quote, real, unquote, songs on the album are really great and I 'd like to find out who actually performed the tracks by Limozeena and Taranchula. I like 80's rock but a lot of it sounds the same. This stuff I can really get into.

Another favourite is <The System is Down</I> which I'd like to imitate if I had the patience and tollerance to listen to and remix my own voice into an acapella techno song. And of course there's <I>The Cheat is not Dead</I> and the "live" verson of </>Everybody to the Limit</I> that I crank the volume for. I'm really looking forward to the Homester DVD out possibly this spring and I hope the brothers Chaps release another CD of music and/or sketches.

One last note on the merchandise: I still feel guilty about letting Colin give me the two bumper stickers that he originally declared as the two coolest of the freebies we got for the order. So if he wants to trade Strong Bad for Homestar, lemme know.

A note before I run out of time: I finally added <lj user="lillia_revan"> to my friends list. I saw she added me to her list some time ago when I commented on swing dancing. Since then I've been telling myself that I'll add her once I've read through her archive but that hasn't happened so I'll do it now and catch up on her adventures as we go. Welcome.

Time running out. Paragraphs getting shorter. Gonna visit my last surviving grandparent this weekend. Very special. Will bring mah jongg set. Don't have many ideas to colour eggs but will try to do a <a href="http://www.homestarrunner.com/memorabilia.html">Homstar</a> design. Very appropriate. Being distracted by music. Should probably go.

- E V I L O U T -

P.S. I finally fixed the screwed up entry from last week. <a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/evil_jim/32767.html">N'joy.</a>

<B>Current Mood:</B> <a href="http://www.emotioneric.com/emotionfill/nocams.html">no cameras!</a>


Current Music: Everybody to the Limit ~ Strong Bad
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