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What with the venting I've done about my frustrations with the Transformers comics, I feel I need to take a moment to throw some love toward a branch of Transformers that's been a consistent pick-me-up: Rescue Bots. I mentioned in my bingo post from last month that I started watching it with my mom; well, we finished it the other night. I'm sad to see it ended, not least because it ends on an open note rich with possibilities, but it was a great ride.

I feel like maybe I should feel silly for how much I love it, given that it was aimed at preschool-aged kids, but I don't. I like to unwind with something fun sometimes, and being able to remind myself that it's for kids, even more so than your average Transformers cartoon, helps me to not worry to too much about what's going on. Not that there's much to worry about, honestly. For all that the show's admittedly silly plots run on cartoon science and hand-waving, it's got solid writing, tight continuity, likeable characters and engaging character development.

And, you guys-- there's a musical episode.

It's not perfect, I admit. There are some episodes and creative decisions that leave me scratching my head even keeping in mind that it's a show for small children and some that leave me scratching my head because it's a show for small children. It suffers the usual problem of lacking female characters that all Transformers media does. Some characters didn't get enough play, imnsho. It's reliance on recurring human villains grows somewhat tiresome as the show goes on, even though they're used sparingly. But as a whole, it's a fun, feel-good show that doesn't shy away from genuine emotion. Even the weakest episode have memorable high points and I don't think there were ever two weak episodes in a row.

Of course, it doesn't hurt that I had someone to sit and watch with. I forgot how enjoyable that could be.

Anyway, yeah. I just needed to express these feelings ♥
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You mean to tell me that Pat Quinn signed same-sex marriage into Illinois law on the twentieth of November-- read: MY BIRTHDAY-- and I'm just now finding out about it? Ffs, I was just grumbling about the feet-dragging, like, three days ago. Wtf, self??

Well, anyway: WOO-HOO, ILLINOIS!♥!

I would have liked it if we'd made at least the top fifteen, but at least we finally got there!
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YOU GO AHEAD AND LET THAT DOOR HIT YOU, DOMA

PARTY GIFS WHEN HAL AND PHOTOBUCKET HAVE DECIDED THEY LIKE EACH OTHER AGAIN. IN THE MEANTIME, COMMENT WITH SOME, PLEASE, FLIST?
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Not that I could blame you guys, tbh. I'm not about to sit here and pretend that I've been keeping up myself.

But.

BUT.

HOW IS IT THAT NO ONE INFORMED ME OF THESE BAMF SAKURA GOINGS ON?? OR EVEN JUST THE FACT THAT SHE'S BEEN DOING STUFF AGAIN AT ALL. I WOULDN'T HAVE A CLUE IF MY BROTHER HADN'T BEEN TRYING TO GET ME TO CATCH UP. Which I still haven't, lol, I just read the two latest chapters. Nhf this arc at all.

Idec how stupid this whole thing is because. Just. Yes, Sakura, my queen-- I did think you were just going to sit back and play damsel in distress. It wasn't you I doubted, my love, it was Kishimoto. I doubt him still, but for the time being, I am eating this with my fingers.
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So, I got a kitten! :D

A lady at work found three kittens in her goat enclosure. She had no interest in keeping them, but was hesitant to give them to a shelter due to the low adoption rate of cats. After much deliberation (read: The moment she asked if I wanted a kitten) and getting the okay from my mom, I said that I'd take one of the little guys off her hands. He's a cute little black and white short-hair and his name is Chuckles. If I find my camera (rassum frassum room rearranging...), I'll post some pictures for your viewing pleasure.
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I read all four volumes recently (haven't read the supplementary materials yet, though) and am in the honeymoon phase. My sister and one of my brothers have gotten into it, too, but haven't finished and aren't as fun to geek with as you guys anyway.
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For the second time in two days! Whoo! Now being able to sit in my own room and whine about my troubles at my own leisure, I present to you, Hal and Al's Harrowing Adventure! (or, HAHA!)

Cut because I'm long-winded )

That tale's been told, on to miscellaneous pet news:

I've talked before about my snake, Isis, and how very much she loves to escape her tank and hide out for however long it take us to find her again. I last posted about finding her hiding in a closet in mid-December. What I failed to update about two weeks later was that she escaped again. I bring this up now because we found her two days ago. Yes, really. She was a few houses down in my brother's friends' yard. Yes, really. She's home and doing well now-- under much stricter surveillance and in a much more heavily reinforced tank, as you can imagine-- although we weren't sure what to think when she was first found. She hasn't eaten the rat we got her, but it's always been her habit to let her food hang out for a day or two before eating it, so I'm not sure whether that's something to worry about.

I don't know what the deal is, but Gremlin has been really aggressive lately. I first noticed it in how she treats the stray tom that hangs around on our steps, and that didn't surprise me too much; she has a lot of feelings about new animals on her territory. However, I've also noticed that she's been taking swipes at Surrey and Scamp when they've done nothing to provoke her except walk past her. Not to say this behavior is entirely out of her norm, but she's been doing it far more often than usual. There have been no problems between her and us people, though, aside from her occasional weird cat moods. I'm not sure what to think of it.

To close: I GOT NEW HAMSTERS! I wasn't sure I wanted to get more hamsters after Theo, even though I knew I wanted some kind of small and probably furry animal, but I couldn't resist after seeing them at the pet shop. They're a couple of robo hamsters I've named Nut and Bolt. Tiny little guys, and hard to hold onto, but I look forward to hand-training them. I was planning to get a scorpion as well while I was there, but decided against it after talking with the salesman. Tatiana's old tank isn't as suitable as I'd thought it would be, especially for an emperor in a house with cats. Maybe next time, when I'm better prepared for it.

Finishing this post off on a fangirling note: Has anyone else seen the leaked first episode of Legend of Korra? OMG, CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS SHOW.

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