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Running around all day... sweltering... can't breathe... this weather MUST break soon.

Ugh.








   I call shenanigans on this one... IT FEELS WAY WORSE than this.
                                     I think I'm actually physically drowning in the air.




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Best of / Worst of Character Moments with Angel & Faith, Season 02, Issue #1.

With Giles back in the land of the living, Faith has decided on some time away from Angel's drama-drama while the vampire tries to protect the traumatized citizens of the newly christened "Magic Town".


Our focus characters for my critical eye are: Angel and Faith.

There are several others, but I'm counting them as cameos, some literally, some glorified.

A sedate first issue as far as kudos or demerits.Collapse )
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I KNOW!!

I can't explain this shit. I just find myself freaking "liking" them on Youtubish. WHY?! What is my obsession with this song?

I need help. But since there isn't a free psychiatrist hanging out behind my chair, I present these. Maybe by sharing the madness, I'll get over it.
[These aren't even added to YouTube Favorites because I don't even like them that much... but I can't stop myself anyway.]


Some Study That I Used To Know

Somebody That I Used To Troll

Somebody That I Used To Blow   [jeez, I miss sex]  Um... this one is NSFW - despite being done with dolls [Uh... Lilo and uhm.. Frank Castle - The Punisher? ... and Earring Ken maybe?] , unless your company has an unusually lax attitude about adult comedy, in which case I'm totally jealous and you should keep it to yourself.

Obama That I Used To Know [Poor President Obama. So much vitriol over the past 8 years. Surprise to everyone who doesn't know how gov't works... the President isn't an Emperor. If Congress won't cooperate and if the Supremes second guess his directives, then yes... he really is quite limited in what he can do.]

Captain America - Some Bucky That I Used To Know [Which I'm just objecting to on principal. I'm so effing sick of comic characters who are DEAD only to suddenly be not dead. Listen asshats... If you don't have more creativity than this to create your own characters with enough personality to grab imaginations, then f'ing quit.]

Somebody That I Used To Blow [yeah, again... but with people rather than plastic, which I suppose means it's even less for work viewing-- Unless your work place is so lax in attitude that I want to hunt you down, kill you and take your place  -- uhm and different lyrics like "Still I let you kiss me where I pee..."  Oh! And it's quite gay].

The Star Wars That I Used To Know


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harsens_rob
17 July 2016 @ 02:09 am
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To start, let's stipulate that Dixie Carter was conservative. She probably would've disagreed with much of what I'd state as kind of obvious, since I'm not religious [this isn't the same as 'atheist' despite what many would say] - I can overlook this because this post is about the character of Julia Sugarbaker. A woman who was annoyingly opinionated, fierce, willing to almost... almost... be rude when it suited her.

But damned if she didn't have some fantastic rants.

So, yes. I love her as a character.

KILLING THE RIGHT PEOPLE   ... 
[as a young gay, scared to death that SEX=DEATH because of the 80's AIDS crisis, this hit home. I wish I could tell the younger folk who never knew the 80's that this was exaggerated. It wasn't. This was the time when suicide seemed like a mercy to our parents, so they wouldn't be faced with the embarrassment of telling friends and family that their kid was a homo. Thank God, Harsens-Rob's family and friends had known all along and didn't react in the way he expected, and was ready to accept. It seems OTT, but it wasn't at the time. People, especially those who'd 'sinned' with whores, mistresses, ect. were more than happy to spit in your face if it allowed them to believe that 'GOD' was punishing you, and they had nuthin' to fear. It was a dark, dark period].


The Night The Lights Went Out In GEORGIA[You must recite this line as printed. No, just watch it, and from now on, recite it as Julia. And when you hear anyone shaming the overweight, think of her. Plus, also -- always feel free to cut somebody off when they try to squirm out of acknowledging the appalling shit they've just spewed.]


Whatever her personal views, I admire Dixie Carter for being so convincing in her recitation of her lines for her character.

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harsens_rob
04 July 2016 @ 06:31 pm
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Dark Horse Day Sampler
Featuring Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Where Are They Now?

Writer: Christos Gage, Art: Juanan Ramirez, Colors: Dan Jackson, Letters: Richard Starkings & [Comicraft’s] Jimmy Betancourt
Cover: Steve Morris

My Blurb: This story is from a freebie sent out by DH to celebrate their 30 years in the biz [ugh… how has it been this long… I’m so old, so old…]. As such it’s a short story packaged with a sampler of other titles. It takes place during Season 10, and is from *probably* right after Issue 21 when Harmony has “joined” Buffy in alliance against the extra dimensional invasions taking place. It would make sense that Harms would then take that alliance as an excuse to butt into Buffy’s life to “interview” her.

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harsens_rob
04 July 2016 @ 05:25 am
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Season 10, Issue 28





“Own It: Taking Ownership

Writer: Christos Gage, Art: Rebekah Isaacs, Colors: Dan Jackson, Letters: Richard Starkings & [Comicraft’s] Jimmy Betancourt

Cover: Steve Morris

Blurb: While concentrating on rescuing Dawn and Xander from another dimension, Buffy and the Scoobies fell victim to the vengeance demon, D’Hoffryn’s treachery. Having assassinated the entire Magic Council and stolen the Vampyr book to take full control of the new rules of magic, D’Hoffryn intends to make himself invulnerable. Buffy, Willow, Spike, and Giles must put aside their recent differences and rally all the backup they can muster to defeat the Big Bad. For now, Dawn and Xander will have to be on their own…


Page 01: We open moments after Spike has told Buffy that they need a break. Now, Buffy stands gob smacked and asking him if he’s actually breaking up with her….
Our gang are drawn back together to deal with their messes.Collapse )
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harsens_rob
27 June 2016 @ 10:35 am
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Ugh.

But other than that, the work scheduling is changing back to the way it used to be. This means a mixture of midnights and afternoons. AND this means, that I SHOULD... yeah, grain of salt people... should be able to get back to posting more regularly and reviewing a bit more than of late. Working on reviews is easier when I'm not sleeping all day in order to get enough rest to go back to the next midnight shift.

I expect things will be awkward this week, as I'm trying to readjust my internal clock again but I really do want to get back into the swing of reviews, starting with getting The Zeppo for BTVS done.

I also went through about half of my YouTube Roundup in another effort to cleanup/delete the "moved to private", "copyright complaint - cannot view in your country" and "removed" vids. Always a frickin' annoyance.





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Welcome back to another edition of ‘Best Of / Worst Of Character Moments’, where we’re going to focus on the first series episode of Kolchak: The Night Stalker.

First off, it’s important that we all remember that Chicago, IL in the 1970’s had a semi-arid environment… and, uh, the suburbs had… mountains…. Look, Global Warming changed a lot of stuff between then and now, okay!

Yes, this is the character rewards and pans for “The Zombie” with our main players for scrutinizing consisting of Carl Kolchak, Tony Vincenzo, Monique Marmelstein, and Gordon Spangler.

I had Captain Leo Winwood there as well, and was even mentioning that it’d be nice to have him as the recurring police captain who half-clashes/half-assists Carl in future… but then he turned out to be a corrupt cop on the take. Damn it.
No one is horrible, but they"re not paragons either.Collapse )

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harsens_rob
20 June 2016 @ 11:24 am
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BTVS
Season 10, Issue 27





Own It: The Centre Cannot Hold

Writer: Christos Gage, Art: Rebekah Isaacs, Colors: Dan Jackson, Letters: Richard Starkings & Jimmy Betancourt [of Comicraft]
Cover: Steve Morris

Blurb: While concentrating on rescuing Dawn and Xander from another dimension, Buffy and the Scoobies fell victim to the vengeance demon D’Hoffryn’s treachery. Having assassinated the entire Magic Council and stolen the Vampyr book to take full control of the new rules of magic, D’Hoffryn intends to make himself invulnerable. Buffy, Willow, Spike, and Giles must put aside their recent differences and rally all the backup they can muster to defeat the Big Bad. For now, Dawn and Xander will have to be on their own….

Frustrated gnashing of teeth... mine, not the characters".Collapse )

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harsens_rob
19 June 2016 @ 04:58 pm
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*SIGH*.

This is by far the longest lasting and deepest funk I've ever fallen into. BUT, the plan is to do the review for BTVS, Season 10, Issue 27 this evening for posting tomorrow. This has been planned and put off about five times now, but no really....

I may or may not choose a random "Best Of / Worst Of" subject or two if I can force it.

The BTVS, Season 03, Episode 13 review - "The Zeppo" - has been started... but barely. It's hard to review when you can't go more than 5 minutes without feeling a crushing weight that "This doesn't matter, nothing is interesting, why don't I waste more time browsing youtube or playing 10 minutes of game while that is also failing to generate any interest, why can't I just sleep for a day or two continuously as that would be a better use of my time, when will this just end?"

I also just bought Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. first season because it was on sale and I was trying to bump up my mood, but now I've realized I'm probably adding another series to review which leads in a horrible circle back to the above.

"These endless days..." aren't finally ending in a blaze, and it feels all the worse for it currently. I know, I know, it's just currently.

Also, I'm really hot without air conditioning and that makes me crabby.


And finally... GET OVER IT.







1) Man-Woman is from dailymail

2) Woman-Woman is from glamourdaze

3) Man-Man is from everydaygay



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