Monday, November 26, 2007

Xenu Sez, Episode 3: Anime

I'll let the show do the talking on this one, mostly because I don't know jack shit about the subject.

To answer Xenu's question at the end, however, the anime that I enjoy includes Samurai Champloo, Neon Genesis (until the end makes no sense) , and as lame as it is, I'm really enjoying the original Americanized Saturday morning version of Space-battleship Yamato known to us as Starblazers. I also like Miyazaki's movies and the anime version of Metropolis is absolutely amazing.

And now, on with the show!

Xenu Sez: Episode 3

--Reggie

11 comments:

Z said...

It's amazing how gay people have no problem picking up a book of straight stories, but a straight person picks up a gay book, and ooooh nooo, end of the world! Darn it, Xenu, I always feel the need to yell at you; stop it! Yet your reactions to things are no different from the norm, so I'm going to move on.

I got into anime through DBZ, as well. Although, as it turns out, I saw my first Anime movie when I was about four. It was a Miyazaki film called Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. I remember renting it almost every time we went to the video store. I was recently feeling nostalgic, and looked it up. I hadn't remembered what it was called, but I found it! It has now been dubbed in English by Disney, and released on DVD.

I'm sure I'm forgetting some, but, off the top of my head, my all time favorite cartoons/animes/mangas, in no order, are:

Rurouni Kenshin
Yu Yu Hakusho
Samurai Jack
DBZ (Pre Cell)
He-man and She-Ra (hehehe)
Celebrity Death Match (claymation counts!)
and of course...Bugs Bunny and those dudes.

=D

Something, Something Productions. said...

You have no idea how many times I've had to reprimand him for getting all weird and pissy about things that could even remotely have a link to something somewhere possibly being maybe kinda gay.

Nausicaa is the Miyazaki that I need to get around to Netflixing because I really really wanna see it.

--Reg

xenu413 said...

okay, to reggie; my reactions are because YOU are maybe kinda gay. it's not always about the penis, reg. sometimes, it's just about bananas. with tabs. because god made them that way especially for us. i like the tab because it won't spray me in the face when I peel the banana.

z; your accusations are not without merit. i am straight. but i used Gravitation as an example right after complaining about crappy stories because it IS a crappy story. there was barely any dialogue or story leading up to where the main character, a kid, runs up to the adult rock star's home or hotel room or whatever, knocks, and yells "I LIKE BOYS" in the guy's face. it's absurd, and a little uncomfortable, because it ain't two adults... so it's not just "oh noes, teh gayz!!11u", even though it sounds like it. i know how i said it, but i didn't care enough to re-record it. Gravitation is a crap sandwich, topped with phail and weaksauce.

it's a funny coincidence that you mention your first anime was a Miyazaki film. it was the same for me, but the one i saw was My Neighbor Totoro, and this was the Fox dub, rather than the newer Disney one.

what's wrong with the Cell saga?! Future Trunks for the win! i had always wished there was a way for everyone else to keep up though, namely Piccolo, because he was my favorite. sure, there was the whole uniting thing with kami, but that lasted all of a couple episodes before he got outclassed again. boooooooo....

xenu413 said...

i would also like to add that yaoi/shonen-ai manga are more dedicated to being gay than to any kind of crazy japanese story,

Z said...

Funny thing, Xenu, I had a feeling you'd defend what you said with something like that, and almost added it into my previous post..but come on, what fun would that have been? I do understand not wanting to edit stuff, I mean, just look at these horrible sentences..if you can even call them that...

Anyway, I do enjoy your show, and look forward to more of them, despite always giving you a hard time.

Speaking of giving you a hard time...Trunks? Well, maybe you don't have a problem with people being gay after all. Except you did say "Future Trunks." He was pretty bad ass when he came from the future, but then he just kinda lost his appeal. Piccolo is awesome! No one would be anything without him. He pushed Goku as a kid. He taught Gohan. He sacrificed himself so many times...Vejiita (or Vegeta, if you prefer)'s cool too, but only when he's acting evil. Though I bet your real favorite is Ginyu. ;)

If you don't speak Japanese, watch Nausicaa in it, if you can. The movie is so much better that way.

xenu413 said...

so wait, first, i'm so incredibly predictable that i'm a homophobe, and then you can guess my defense... but i hear no refutations to my answer. if we both knew what i meant, and you're not going to tell me what i meant any better that i would, wouldn't that make your original reprimand an exercise in futility?

Something, Something Productions. said...

I'm enjoying this....just make sure you both keep it on topic...

-Reg

Z said...

Oh come on, you must know by now I just love messing with people. But to answer your question..yeah. And if you really wanted me to refute it, all I'd have to do is quote you. But then you'd remind me you didn't edit, and it would be a continuing circle of repetition....and redundancy, which is redundant...

And no, Reggie, I will not stay on topic when blatantly attacked. However, I respect you, and the fact that it's your show, so I will get back onto topic now that that unpleasantness is behind us.
Now if I only had something topic based to reply to...

xenu413 said...

fine, you're messing with me, me am not care. i drop it. i leave you with this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d63ClccjjE

CalvinSomethingSomething said...

i'm still gonna have to jump into the ring with a surprise, unscheduled appearance: cal jumps into the ring with a folding chair...

ik moet nog iets ertegen zeggen. er komt nu cal met een stuul om te meemaken...

since xenu isn't submitting the minutes from his previous show, and we're not voting to approve the agenda for the next episode (get my drink on, and my smoke on, and go home with...), weil xenu sein eigenes plan des programms nicht vor uns auf dem tische stehen lassen will (ge' mal sauf'n, geh mal kiff'n, daheim geh'n mit etwas damit zu bumsen...) i'm not gonna rag on him for his editing. ich sage nichts wegen seinem schnitt. he's got a pretty organized show, and when he writes, i hear him talking in my head. sein programm ist gut organisiert worden, und als er schreibt, kann ich seine stimme in meinem kopf hoeren (sheepishly turns off recording of xenu sez episode 3) (langsam lasst sich den kopfhoerer herunter). reg does our editing, which saves a lot,too. reg macht unsren schnitt, und das find' ich ja gut. honestly, i don't even form sentences when we record. ehrlich muss ich mal sagen dass ich auf keinem ganzen satz rede als wir das programm machen. you'd think josh and bill would hire somebody else to help out around here, but they keep saying something about the price of creative independence. man wuerde denken dass wir ein bisschen hilfe kriegen koennten, aber josh und bill sagten uns dass wir unsre freiheit bezahlen mussen. i dunno. weiss nicht. when they talk all i hear is "i made poopy and i need someone to wipe me," while they're standing in the doorway of the bathroom, crying. yes, both of them. als sie sprechen, hoer' ich nur "es gibt ja scheisse auf meinem hinter und ich brauch' jemand mich zu reinigen." ja, ich meine, die beiden.

to the task at hand, i'm gonna have to defend my friend xenu's right to not like gay porn. zur sache, muss ich den recht xenus bewahren, kein gay porn anzuschauen, zu lesen, oder zu geneissen. now, man-boy love is something that i've never really been into, personally, and that's fine. naja, mir gefaellt man-boy liebe gar nicht, und das ist mir okay. i'm comfortable with that. but independent of that, if xenu isn't a young japanese boy who wants to blow a rockstar, then it might be somewhat difficult for him to get into the storyline. ausserdem, wenn xenu kein japanisches jung ist, das keinen rockstar anfassen will, dann waere es ihm ein bisschen schwer die handlung anzugreiffen. and if he doesn't want to suspend belief and step into those keds, then it's cool. und wenn er nicht mitmachen will - mindestens in seinen gedanken, dann ist es auch gleich. i guess it's also cool if you want to read it. mir ist gleich, wenn jemand das lesen wollte. it's kinda fucked up, but hey, whatever butters yer jam. es ist doch fucked, aber das ist deine sache.

on that note, even the most open-minded person can say, "this has absolutely no connection to my life. in diesem fall, je der gluecklichste mensch koennte sagen, "da mach' ich gar nichts mit. "i'd like to go eat some triscuits with melted havarti cheese." ich haett' gern triscuits mit geschmolzen havarti darauf essen". but as for the gay aspect, which apparently is the issue, i'm gonna have to point out that there are straight people who don't like straight porn - or porn in general. ich muss aber mal sagen, das es gibt menschen - homo und nicht - die keine interesse fuer porn haben. and i'm sure there are gay people that don't like gay porn - or porn in general, though i've not discussed porn preferences with my gay friends. ich hab noch nicht diese sache mit bill besprochen. i let you know after our next company meeting. ich sag' euch nachdem wir uns treffen bei den firmatref.

point is, the fact that xenu doesn't like a shittily-written story about a young boy blowing rockstars doesn't mean he's a homophobe. allerletzen muss ich sagen, dass xenu nicht gern hat diese schlechtgeschrieben sich um man-boy liebe haendelnde scheissgeschichte bedeutet nicht, dass er the gays hates.

--cal

CalvinSomethingSomething said...

yes, i'm aware i marked one dative ending and one feminine singular adjective ending wrong. but i was rushing, and i missed my bus anyways. i hope you're all fucking happy.

--cal