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Got this from :icondawnrex15:

No offense America but your government is really starting to annoy me. First SOPA, then CISPA and now there's this new thing which could potentially shut down DA as well as other sites that don't get much profit from it's users. Basically, they want websites to have their users pay for them more. 

There's a petition, please sign it and spread the word.

act.freepress.net/sign/interne…
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  • Listening to: Battle of the Bands
At least, I think it can be called that. 

This is what I'm talking about:


It's in Spanish, had to use the caption translate which doesn't give the best english but it's servicable. It was good... kinda. Admittedly it was nearly 15 minutes of some guys talking at the camera which got tedious at times (not helped by the bad subtitles). 

The best thing about this is that someone took the time to create some fake stop-motion images of the show itself, complete with a theme song! I've stated before that I would love to see someone actually make a Candle Cove show (I mean, there's a whole wiki full of episode descriptions to work with) so seeing this was incredibly cool. Of course it's very obvious that this is fake as there are several details which don't match the original story. For starters WHERE IS PIRATE PERCY?! Seriously, he was one of the first characters mentioned in the original and he was nowhere to be seen here! Also apparently Janice is now a puppet (that's not just for the footage the guy actually says she's a puppet... a rather adolescent looking puppet too), the Laughing Stock looks more like Davey Jones ship, Horace doesn't have his monacle and Skintaker... Oh Skintaker, what did they do to you! You know how you get some characters whose descriptions are vague enough so that people can always have their own interpretations? Yeah well Skintaker isn't one of them! I'm going to quote the actual story here to show what I mean. This is Skintaker's description: 
just a dirty skeleton wearing that brown top hat and cape. and his glass eyes that were too big for his skull. 
There have been many different fanarts of all the different characters but it's pretty clear that fans have universally agreed on this design. So what does he look like in these animated segments? A skeleton with a pirate hat, full clothing made out of FABRIC and NO MOVING JAW. Oh and to top it off, he cuts Janice's throat open! Yeah. Really. 

Not gonna lie, I burst out laughing at that point. The absurdity was too much to take.

I feel like I'm being too hard on this. After all we all know that Candle Cove is fictional so making any footage for it is interesting to see. However, my question isn't even how accurate this representation was. My question is... what is this? Is this supposed to be legit? Is this intentionally fictional? The content is too ridiculous to be anything but staged, but they take themselves so seriously you kinda wanna believe them. And my biggest thing is that I don't read Spanish, therefore doing any kind of research on the series this show is part of is almost impossible. I don't know if it's just an internet series or if this actually went on TV. 

Does anybody know? If anyone here knows Spanish can you help me research it a bit? I just... I don't know, I want to know if I'm supposed to be enjoying this ironically or if this is supposed to be taken seriously. It has clearly has a pretty decent budget based on the effects so if this is just an internet series, I need to start making videos. 

For those of you seeing this as another one of my insane ramblings and are intending to back away slowly... I don't blame you. Seriously these kind of rants are becoming a thing now. Maybe I should just make them a thing. 
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  • Listening to: Battle of the Bands
Once again I'm using my journal to vent my brain.

So, I like horror. And I like anime. Therefore horror anime is of huge interest for me. A couple of my personal favourites are Another, Le Portrait De Petit Cossette and The Gregory Horror Show.

Now at one point I was searching for horror anime on my favourite anime website animeplus.tv and came across this little thing called Pupa. The premise is that there is a brother Utsutsu and sister Yume who both get infected by a virus; the sister becomes a flesh-eating beast while the brother gains endless regenerative powers. To keep her monstrous side supressed, Utsutsu lets Yume eat him every day. Sounds like a good idea for a horror doesn't it?

Well... I hear it worked in the manga?

Ok, after sitting through all 12 episodes (which took me less than an hour but we'll get to that later) I am in a state of disbelief. I just don't understand what I just watched. It wasn't good. It was quite bad. Because of this I read and watched several reviews about it and there are two running themes becoming apparent: 1) This is a bad anime and 2) It's a bad adaptation of an apparently brilliant manga.

I have not read the manga but to be frank... I shouldn't have to. To give some perspective, I am not a stickler for faithful adaptations. I will not rant and whine and bitch if something isn't exactly like the source material, I'm open to changes and alterations as long as it's good. There's quite a few adaptations that I'm very forgiving towards despite taking liberties with the source material. But it has to be good enough to stand on it's own as a cohesive story. Anime is the perfect representation of this as, from what I've seen, about 90% of it is adaptations. Some of it's good, some of it's bad, some of it's amazing and some of it's awful. But up until today, I have never seen any kind of adaptation that leaves you lost without the manga. I've never needed to read the manga because the anime gave a cohesive story. 

Until today. I'm going to repeat something that keeps coming up in the reviews of this show. The producers seem to have taken random sections from the manga and animated them. The plot is full of holes. Storylines are picked up and dropped with no further mentions. Characters are relegated to tropes without room for development. And the ending... what the actual fuck? It was like a reverse Master of Martial Hearts! For clarification that is a reprehensible show that starts as a silly fanservice show with nothing but battle-stripping and cutesy moments but ends with a sickening horror-fest that is disturbing on multiple levels... so just imagine that the other way around.

Speaking about that disturbing factor... that's the most baffling thing. This has alot of gore, frequent cannibalism, abuse, mentally unstable people and the freakiest implied incestual tones I've ever seen. Yet I'm not disturbed. I know I should be but I'm not. Part of that might be the episode length. I said before that it took less than an hour to watch all twelve episodes, and the reason for that is that each episode is only about four minutes long; and that's including the opening and ending credits. Some people may find that an instant turn off but I don't mind it. I mentioned at the start of this that one of my favourite horror animes is The Gregory Horror Show, which consists of episodes that are less than three minutes. AND THAT WORKS! The style and the development works to make this an effective horror show. Pupa on the other hand doesn't work. The moment the story is starting, the ending credits roll. And if it had been used more effectively and not shown random out of context episodes that did nothing to further the plot that stopped dead at the penultimate episode THEN MAYBE THIS COULD HAVE BEEN AT LEAST INTERESTING!!!!!!!

That's it, I'm out. I needed to get this out of my system because there is too much confusion from this. Feel free to ignore this journal entry, or post your own opinions if you've seen this anime. You know what I would really love to see? If there's anybody out there who enjoyed this anime! Yeah, that is worth commenting. Otherwise... that's it. 

My last words? Pupa the anime is not worth watching. Even the uncensored version. 
  • Mood: Stumped
  • Listening to: Battle of the Bands
OCs - Lottie and Jo by ANGELWOLFCHILD
OCs - Lottie and Jo
The Reaper and The Ferryman

Charlotte 'Lottie' Charon is the heir to the prominent Charon estate and funeral company. With her elder brother being disowned and running to the East End, Lottie was raised by her father to learn how to run the company and how to care for the estate. However due to his son's bad decision to remain single and the fear that she will not be protected after his death, he changed his will at the last minute so that she could not inherit anything until she was married. Although Lottie loved her father, she knew that the moment she took a husband she would effectively lose control of everything she was trained to run. Desperate for a solution, she turned to her old childhood friend Earl Joseph Grim who has a secret of her own. Her real name is Josephine and like Lottie, her father raised her to take care of the family business; a company of highly trained assassins and mercenaries for hire. Unlike Lottie, Jo was raised as a boy to the point where society forgot she was a girl to begin with. Her parents are dead and she is running the estate in her male guise. This gives the girls a plan to protect them both. The two of them will officially marry, making them bound to each other's estates and companies. There is nothing romantic between them but they are close enough friends to put up a good act, whilst allowing each other the social freedom to pursue their own goals. At times Lottie will even take care of some of the more high-class 'targets' who's bodies need to disappear. The only others who know about their secret are Lottie's handmaid and Jo's butler, to everyone else they are man and wife.

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This is another 'I have a concept I want to get down so I'm going to use a base' thing. I've had these characters in mind for a while and I wanted to get them down. I am using these for an original story at some point but they can also be used in any roleplay in victorian england (if you are absolutely desperate I can change the time period but I'd rather stick to that era). I'd also like to use them in a Black Butler roleplay, other OCs are allowed but (selfish me) I would really love to play them against canon characters (especially Undertaker, Ciel and Sebastian). There are alot of other characters related to them, enough to make a story all by themselves, so if anyone is really good at playing any/all of the Black Butler canon characters then we have a party. But that's me being selfish. As I say rping with other OCs is fine. 

The base akatsuki4.deviantart.com/art/Y… does not belong to me, all credit goes to :iconakatsuki4:
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Following my last journal entry where I mentioned exactly what my problem with creepypasta ocs was, I took the time to look at my ocs and decided to do some work. 

1) Meta angelwolfchild.deviantart.com/…

Now Meta was my very first oc, thus she has a special place in my heart. But looking at it, honestly she's a little too complicated for creepypasta. However her nature makes her a perfect narrator oc, as I do intend to do some creepypasta narrations in the future ( :iconshacklesoul: I will get yours done asap, struggling with audio at the moment... mostly due to the fact that I don't have a proper mike and can't afford one at the moment, so I'm working with the built in one). 

2) Vicky Timmins angelwolfchild.deviantart.com/…

Like Meta, Vicky is no longer a creepypasta oc. Unlike Meta, Vicky had no chance. Really he should never had even been considered a creepypasta oc. Too much backstory, too much humanization. It really doesn't work in a short horror story. Again I still like the concept and want to use him for something else in the future, but never creepypasta. That was a horrific mistake that I never want to make again.

3) Djed angelwolfchild.deviantart.com/…

Djed is remaining a creepypasta oc. She is the creepiest, the most original and the most effective. I will still develop her and her story, but she is firmly a part of the creepypasta fandom because that is where she is suited to be. She works as a horror aspect, ignoring any backstory or humanity. 

Those three are the certain changes.

THIS IS THE PART I REALLY NEED YOUR HELP ON!!!

Mary Sue angelwolfchild.deviantart.com/…

I'm not sure what to do with this one. Not only because she still has potential as a creepypasta but... she's my most popular. Seriously. Out of all of them, Mary Sue has the most faves and the most views. Whether people like the irony of having a character who's trait is being a Mary Sue being an oc when there are so many rants about ocs being Mary Sues out there (of course I do wonder how many people actually get the point of her, as some of the comments I can't tell if they're being serious or joking with their rants) or whether they just like the design, for some reason she is my most popular. And... honestly I think I could make her work. It's going to take alot of effort, first thing to do is cut her from Meta completely before working on giving her a story, but I think it's still a good idea. After all, imagine if you actually came across someone who had no physical or mental flaws. It would be like talking to a living doll. There's actually something creepy about seeing someone like this in real life. 

But that's just my opinion. So what I need to know is should she remain a creepypasta oc for me to work on? If so, any suggestions on how to make her work? If not, what should I do with her? 

That's all for now, time to return to my melting my brain with a new addiction (I discovered a new song last night... I'm still listening to it now. It's a problem.)
  • Mood: Stumped
  • Listening to: Battle of the Bands
Got this from :icondawnrex15:

No offense America but your government is really starting to annoy me. First SOPA, then CISPA and now there's this new thing which could potentially shut down DA as well as other sites that don't get much profit from it's users. Basically, they want websites to have their users pay for them more. 

There's a petition, please sign it and spread the word.

act.freepress.net/sign/interne…
  • Mood: Stumped
  • Listening to: Battle of the Bands

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