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Fabulous Secret Powers [Oct. 23rd, 2005|09:38 pm]
creature_tamer
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[mood |bouncybouncy]
[music |He-Man Theme (yes, again)]

Excellent weekend. Had chronarchy down for a visit, and watched all 33 episodes of He-Man Season One, Volume One. Probably around fourteen or so hours (not counting the special features documentaries). My fears that it would seem too silly with older eyes were unfounded... it had just the right amount of silliness. :) And definitely a much better experience when viewed with such good company.

So part of my childhood has been successfully recaptured. It's been long enough that I didn't remember the plots of any episodes, and thus this was like watching them all again for the first time. I think I have the intro sequence permanently burned in my mind now (as if it hadn't been already).

And I did, in fact, have a He-Man related dream last night. Collapse )

Back to the DVDs, the quality of the video/audio restoration was also quite good. The content, of course, was vintage He-Man. I'll definitely be purchasing the other three volumes when they're released.
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Happy Thursday [Oct. 20th, 2005|11:44 pm]
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[mood |cheerfulcheerful]
[music |Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World]

Today was a good day. I was able to lighten up and joke around with some of my co-workers, which is a refreshing change because I'm sure I usually come off as very straight-laced (in addition to being the new guy on the block). Had a chance to learn some new skills. I also had customers asking for me by name, which is a good feeling because that probably means they were happy with my ability to help them on their previous issues.

And hey, Thursday night is Apprentice/Survivor night. :) Nothing wrong with a guilty pleasure every now and then. So, in summary, I'm pretty happy with today's events.
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(no subject) [Oct. 17th, 2005|07:48 pm]
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[mood |hyperhyper]
[music |He-Man Theme]

Look at me! I'm fancy! Thanks to chronarchy, I was able to learn the little LJ secrets like making the links to LJ users' names. And without even having to read the directions. :)

I can even make cuts nowCollapse )

He-Man Season One is out on DVD tomorrow. I plan to stop by Media Play on the way home from work to grab my copy. Then comes to torturous wait until Saturday before popping it into the player to view.

I've actually been having discussions with several people lately about whether perhaps I'm setting myself up for disappointment. Could it be that He-Man only seemed cool at the time because I was young and naive? That with my older, more seasoned and "mature" eyes I might just see a farce of excessive silliness and cheesy production values?

I was pretty pleased with Transformers season one, despite never getting around to picking up any of the other seasons. And yes, there were some kind of cheesy elements to that. But this is He-Man, the pinnacle of my childhood cartoon-viewing pyramid. But why am I so caught up in watching this again now?

Perhaps this represents a desperate attempt to reclaim my lost youth? The constant struggle to return to simpler times... when my most stressful thoughts involved whether I was going to be able to get in front of the TV at a certain time of day. Or perhaps an attempt to tap back into the fictional source material that fueled countless imaginative adventures romping through the basement with plastic figures. Or better yet, a premeditated attempt to thumb my nose at societal expectations through indulgence in "trendy" retro pop culture. Sort of a buffer overflow effect, where things become so outdated that they spontaneously become hip and cool again.

Or maybe just watching cartoons for the sake of watching cartoons? Time will tell.
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"For service in English, press one now..." [Oct. 14th, 2005|12:44 am]
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[mood |chipperchipper]
[music |Jackie Wilson - (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher]

One of my dreams is to some day, some way, become the automated voice of a computer phone answering system.

It's not a big dream... just a little one. But I think that would be one of the coolest things ever. :) And I'm sure I would be great at it. "Thank you for calling. All of our representatives are currently assisting other customers, however your call is important to us. Please remain on the line for the next available representative. Thank you."

People always comment on my phone voice, and I swear some people hang up when I answer the phone - because they think they've reached an automated prompt.

In this way, I could obtain a measure of true immortality. My voice would be semi-famous and responsible for maintaining the happiness and account longevity of our customers. I'm debating whether it's a good idea to mention this to managers. I was just assigned my spiffy new locker, so it might be best not to push my luck so soon.
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