A Peek into the Mind of a Slave to the Machine“Oh, c’mon. Really? What’s with you today?”A Peek into the Mind of a Slave to the Machine by JessicaTheShark
That little yellow triangle symbol is mocking me again. I can almost hear it laughing at me as I disconnect and reconnect my Wi-Fi for what feels like the hundredth time today, but to no avail.
“’No Internet access’ my ass,” I huff.
Oh, well. It’s not like anything exciting is happening online at the moment. I could turn off my laptop and do something else. Like eat another snack. Or finish the book I started reading two months ago. Maybe doodle a bit…?
No. Scratch that. I’ll just close the laptop and let it sleep while I take a bath. The ‘net should be up again by the time I get back. Turn off my laptop…pfft, what on Earth was I thinking? Yeah, sure, nothing exciting is happening right now, but it’s the Internet for crying out loud! Anything can happen. One moment ther
Mature themes in American AnimationWhen I first discovered Anime, my mind was blown. Here were Japanese animations being made which told adult stories with sex, violence, and all sorts of things I'd never seen before done in American films. As a teenager the constant pandering to children and the reluctance to accept more mature themes and ideas in American animated films pissed me off. Why can't american cartoons be taken more seriously and have stuff for adults too outside of South Park and The Simpsons?Mature themes in American Animation by TomPreston
In 1998 Stephen Spielberg tried to change that. After having a successful run of kids cartoons (Tiny Toons, Animaniacs, Pink and the Brain, etc), he took it a step further by giving us a PRIME TIME cartoon series aimed at adults. It was called "Invasion America." It was a sci-fi epic, featured a slew of big name actors including Leonard Nimoy, and featured more adult oriented themes such as sex, violence, and swearing!
It sucked and was a resounding failure.
The epic plot they were trying to weave would never be compl