every last damn thing I love about the Internet

Monday, October 25, 2010

Good Indeed

Well, I've forgotten to give love to one of my eldest favorites. Responsible for "We Like the Moon" (Spongmonkeys) and "Viking Kittens" among other things, the lovely limey Joel Veitch behind rathergood.com is also responsible for considerable damage.

...aaand EdII is in the shop, so I'm working on a PC. D:<

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Another reason to love the Internet beyond access to foreign shows and classics: access to student work. Long ago in, say, the 80s, the only cartoons we ever got to see were the ones on Saturday mornings. If you were lucky, your parents had cable, and you could watch Nickelodeon shows any day of the week. A Disney flick would come out once or twice a year, and then you could watch that. But nobody put out their shorts, their concept pieces, their student projects and pitches. There is perfectly good animation out there -- sometimes profoundly GREAT animation -- that never reaches an audience outside of a dozen students in animation school.

The Internet gives us a view to anywhere. :3

Friday, October 15, 2010


Damnit, Russia. You and your vintage animations. If it weren't for the Internet, we would all be safe from the adorable but somewhat racist adventure of a little boat. Or a young girl's psychosis brought on by a clear lack of social interaction at home. But no, you had to put them up on YouTube and share them with the West.

Chunga chunga.

One more:

*shakes fist in the general direction of Moscow* Ruskies!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fuck Yeah Seaking

I cannot understand why this amuses me so much.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Internet Justice

This is certainly one of the reasons I really, really love the Internet.

First, read this: Dying 7-Year-Old Girl Taunted by Neighbors

Summary: A little girl is dying of Huntington's disease. Her own mother also recently died from the same condition at age 24. Their neighbors are posting images of the girl and her mother in the arms of the Grim Reaper, putting their faces in place of skulls, etc. and posting the crap on Facebook. Also, they have a coffin displayed in the back of their pick-up truck (for Halloween, they claim) and have been driving it up and down the street since before the mother's death.

And because the Internet allows word of this appalling behavior to spread far beyond the bounds of Detroit, it shows up on places like FARK; meanwhile, 4chan dispenses great justice, and Reddit organizes donations and support for the victim's family.

While the denizens of the 'net might not have the power to stop death (yet), they sure as hell can put apply the power of the human response to tragedy and injustice in a way we never could before.

Oh, and somebody's helping via Twitter, too. >:D

Friday, October 1, 2010

So I Have This Sister

...and she sent me this:

Which isn't really my style. But she also sent me this:

Which makes Sugimoto Kousuke my newest favorite jishuseisakusha.

...and this randomly appeared in the tall grass, but it fled before I could get my pokeballs out: