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Friday, January 26, 2007
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Sorry i havn't been posting anything for a while, i found a life. I have been frequenting a website named QuickSilverScreen.com.
It had a nice little collection of television shows, movies, and documentaries when i first signed up, and in the last month it has grown into a HUGE COLLECTION. There are so many movies and shows constantly being put up, that you will never have time to watch a quarter of them. It is a community driven website, meaning that all of the links get posted by the users in the forums. So if you check it out, make sure you head on over to THE FORUMS. Create an account and take her for a spin. You will most definately not be disappointed.
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Treehouse of Horror XVII, Worst Episode Ever
So I just previewed the long awaited Treehouse of Horror XVII, and frankly, I am pretty disappointed. I don't remember being so let down after watching a new episode. Even if the jokes don't hit, usually the story line still makes it entertaining to watch, at least the first time around. In my opinion, this is the worst THOH ever made, and right up there on the list of worst episodes period. I didn't find any of the jokes amusing, and since it was a three segment piece, there was no plot to make up for it. I think that the first segment, "Married to the Blob" could have went a different direction and came out with a really interesting story, but they chose to go with the typical Homer goes crazy theme. EH. Obviously I'm not one of those "Simpsons used to be good, now they suck" people, or else I wouldn't be doing this site, I actually rather enjoyed the first three episodes of this season, and was really looking forward to the 17th installment of THOH, but now I'm left wondering what the rest of the season is going to look like. I think what makes it so unsatisfying, is the fact that the writers can completely stray off from anything remotely realistic, which should mean that any plot is feasible, and if that's the case, why are they churning out garbage? I think Simpsons fans around the world should be worried. If they can't make a decent Halloween Ep, what does that mean for the rest of the season? Being the naive Simpsons fan I am, I will give them the benefit of the doubt and put all my hopes into the fact that they are focusing on the movie due out next summer. However, I must give this my worst rating yet, 7 thumbs up.
Thursday, September 28, 2006
"Otto, are you handing out corporal punishment?"
Another grabpic I did in photoshop. This was made from a framegrab from the first episode of the season. It was one of my favorite parts. Making these is actually a fairly simple process. I will put a tutorial up on how to do it soon. Til then, I will be making more and perfecting the art. As you can tell, some of the lines are off a bit, and the eyes are too dark. I started doing another before I really finished this and gave it a background. Oh well, too lazy. Hopefully the updates will start to appear more routinely now...if not, it's because you touch yourself at night.
I did this a few weeks back. I saw some of the work that was done by members of nohomers.net and i figured that I would give it a shot. I went and downloaded a trial copy of Adobe Photoshop just for this. I'd like to start doing one for each new episode. If you see a framegrab that you like send it to me and i'll see what i can do. Here is a 1280x800 if you want it for a background.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Barney Gumble to the rescue!
Homer: Barney, I've lost the baby. It's the worst thing I've ever done!
Barney: Don't worry, don't worry. You know what I'm gonna do? I'm gonna make you an omelet.
Homer: Just help me look!
Barney: Are you sure? I make 'em with two kinds of cheese!
Homer: Come on!
Barney: Hey Homer, I think I've got her!
Homer: Barney, you're gonna pull her arm off!
Barney: The sooner I get her out, the sooner we can have omelets!
Homer goes on to file a lost child report and as they are connecting him, the song "Baby come back" plays on the phone, in which he starts crying to. He then goes to Patti and Selma's to ask Bart and Lisa if they had seen Maggie, which they reply negatively. Homer goes back home frantically searching the kitchen cupboards when he recieves a phone call from Marge...
"Listen, Marge...How would you feel if I told you the dog ran away."
"Homer, that's awful."
"Oh...well, I got good news for you, the dog didnt run away."
"Good. I'm coming home honey, you can pick me up at the train station in an hour, bring the kids." Homer hangs up
One of my favorite parts of this segment is when homer is practicing how to tell Marge that the baby got away. "Ya know Marge, maggie was very young, it's not like we got attatched to her." The doorbell rings and Chief Wiggum is there.
"Are you the man who reported the lost baby"
"Can you describe her"
"Well, she's small, uhh, she's a girl"
"BINGO!" Wiggum then goes on to drop all of the Criminal Neglect charges when homer starts kissing him all over his face. "Ahhh shucks, just don't do it again ya big lug"
Tags: Simpsons Homer Simpsons Movie Homer Alone
Saturday, August 19, 2006
Maggie, Where Are You?
Is she in this clothes hamper...Maybe she's in this vacuum cleaner bag. Possibly, she climbed up on the roof and fell down the chimney. Although the second one is absolutely hilarious due to the fact that Homer has to unzip the vacuum cleaner bag in order to look for his missing baby, the third one is my favorite by far. Did she somehow scale the roof and manage to fall down the chimney? And why did Homer have to get up there at all to search, couldn't he just look UP the chimney from inside? The funniest part of this scene is the fact that his search method was so specific. Once he realized that she was missing he immediately went to the bathroom, then to the vacuum, then the chimney. So where was maggie? Maybe Barny knows. Blech!
I've Been Simpson-ized!
One of these days I'm going to buy Photoshop. Two years later, I might attempt learning it. Until that day comes, I must settle for the amazing work done by one of my high school friends, Rob Getek, a local DJ. Rob was always the kid who would have a new masterpiece doodle at the end of every class. I am not sure as to how long he has been working with photoshop, but he has shown me some pretty spectacular stuff that he's done. The picture to the right was made by taking a 2 year old photo of me, and simply adding color layers. He Simpsonized me, in a matter of minutes! Now, I know that isn't that high up on the photoshop difficulty chart, but in my eyes it's amazing. I am currently in the process of trying to get a few of my friends to help me out with this page, him being one of them, so hopefully you will see some more of his work in the coming months.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
This comes from one of my favorite episodes of all time, appropriately names "Homer Alone."
I absolutely love this scene. When Marge is returning from her stress getaway, she holds up a picture of her family in anticipation of seeing them again, and as she pulls it down, the family is situated perfectly behind it, in an uninvitating pose. Pictures don't represent. That's my point. When someone sticks a camera in your face in hopes of obtaining the perfect picture, they are not getting a true picture. These framgrags prove that theory. One thing that really stands out to me in the second picture, is how homer's hair is leaning and the position of his head. You rarely ever see homer's hair change. It means so much to the second frame that these two things be present, because that's the first thing you notice thats changed.
The Movie: Clips!!
I just stumbled my way into two black and white clips from the upcoming movie available Here and Here. I'm not sure if there is an audio problem, or if it is a live reading, but you get the point either way. You can thank Britass.com. I am interested to see how they go about making this. When it comes to 20 minute episodes jumping to 90 minutes, it changes the format quite a bit, but it all depends on the creativity of the writers of how they use that time. For instance, "South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut." I thought it matched their tv format quite well, as it was pretty much just an 80 minute episode. They often have 2 part episodes so it's nothing new to them. On the other end, you have "Stewie: The Untold Story," which fell short of its goal. It just seemed hard for the writers to make that transition into the feature film business. Don't get me wrong, I liked the film, but an 80 minute movie is no place for the non-stop nonsense Family Guy consistently gives us.
The Simpsons have only ventured into the extended episode field once, and when they did it was highly regarded. It is the only two part episode to date, and still seen as one of the best by many fans, partly due to the fact that it was a summer cliffhanger. So in my mind the writers are 1 for 1, and therefore 100% likely to produce a masterpiece. :-)
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Season 18 Preview
Reader Beware!! It seems as though the next "Treehouse of Horror" episode will be the scariest yet. It looks like they will be bringing the old intro back, warning viewers to put children to bed early, and for good reason. Fran Drescher will appear as Gollum, from LOTR. What's scarier than a washed up* "comedian" from Flushing, Queens portraying a 590 year old hobbit with an everlasting thirst for power and corruption? Nothing comes to mind, besides this. We do not know the details of it yet, but we do know that she is the perfect voice actress for the job. Disgusting... The episode is currently scheduled to air on November 5th, 2006, which will be the 3rd of the year, with the first scheduled for September 10th.
*It it necessary to succeed at some point in order to be considered washed up?