So Obama took the nomination for the Dem party a few nights ago! That's big news--especially hear in Atlanta. If I had to stake my claim to America, I'd say I'm def. California-based--with the exception that I was done with the Clintons after 2000. For crying out loud, we were almost going to form multiple legacies in the presidential office. We already had one (Bush and Bush Jr.), which could have honestly done better if the ever present effect of corruption (which effected both Dem and Rep admins) didn't effect the administration so vehemently. In fact, I actually appreciated some of the legislation passed these past 8 years such as the SMART grant, which netted me $4k for being a Chem major (but not so much the PATRIOT ACT which accurately gave me a -$50,000 fine on my bank account just because my street address wasn't verified).
So I'm willing to see a lot of gray in this situation.
So he one the nomination last night, but I feel kind of dejected. Why? Everyone talks about how this race was built on race. And that's fine--anyone's narrow mindset or outlook on life brings no clouds my way. But I'm still bugged. The White vote, the Black vote, the Latin vote--Hell, on CNN last night I actually heard them say the Native American vote.
What about the Asian vote? :_:
I guess it's all just peas in the pot, but it's still sad to not see the stereotyped voting trends of your fellow people on 24-hour news shows.
Maybe I'm just lucky. :D
Anyway, Kudos all around to all the Dem candidates. This was the first time I voted. <3
GREAT MOMENTS IN MANGA
I asked Tom to remove my animations yesterday from Newgrounds. Even though the we thought the animations were funny, they used copyrighted material to make them--which was brought to my attention yesterday when they were deleted from DA. There's no point having something that was made with such little effort carry such major malevolent mojo over my head. I don't want to be considered a thief of any sort, because I know what it's like to get your work stolen or misrepresented.
So I'm really sorry--whether I made a personal offense or not. Next time I use Ty's voice, it'll be with original art work done by me.
I love Yotsuba, and I'll do anything to help spread the word on the manga!*
*(Edit: Short of offending people and copyright infringement).
But seriously though, my apologies if I boiled any blood. Great Moments was just a way for me to pass the time hear in Atlanta with some goofy voice files I had backed up in my computer. Nothing personal, right?
Did you guys know that the makers of FLCL made an official sequel to the old (but classic) anime Gunbuster? It looks MARVELOUS and has inspired me once again to Aim for the Top (pun, I'm awesome). Gainax animates their OVA's the same way how I want to do my Trip series (Don't Trip was almost entirely influenced by FLCL). The fast and furious approach to animating is just so cool. The story suffers, but you sacrifice to demonstrate a multitude of scenarios that are just FUN (plain and simple FUN) to work on. That's really all that animating should be about, especially as a hobby--the fun of it.
I recommend you guys wiki or check out Gunbuster 2 (also known as Diebuster, because theres no such thing as an anime with just one title. Yes I'm serious.).
I'm going to work around this animation to influence my work on my next big project. :D
*insert official DVD artwork (which I also didn't make btw, :P )