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Contrasting Emotions by GoodCaptainClack
Contrasting Emotions
Yet another "Moving In" screencap capturing the contrasting emotions of the central characters of the episode's two plots. The Pigs, fresh off of finally being given the boot by Cyril, trudge past Willow's Store when old Mr. Willow greets them, asking them what's the matter. They explain that they are no longer employed, and ask Mr. Willow if he has a job for them. The old bear (what kind of bear is he, anyways? He's not the same kind as Cyril's grizzlies...Polar bear, perhaps?) tells them he could use three hard working pack boys, but the trio are insulted by this, insisting that they are more interested in an executive management job that would pay them $40K a year. (Hate to say this guys, but you probably aren't going to find a job position like that in a small general store!) Willow then proceeds to hand them a copy of the Evergreen Standard and explains that they may have better luck searching through the classified ads. So the trio proceed to thumb though the paper in search of a new career path...

Meanwhile, Mr. Willow walks back into his store and greets Bentley. He's surprised to see the kit back in the Forest, but Bert explains that Bentley and Lisa just moved here. The old bear tells the younger raccoons that they're going to enjoy their life in the Forest, and hands Bentley a Slim Jim (SNAP INTO A SLIM JIM, OH YEAAAAHHHH!...:D). He then notices Bentley's Mammoth Mudhens cap, and realizing the young kit is a fan of the pro baseball team, asks him what he thinks their chances are of claiming the pennant and earning a spot in the World Series. Bentley enthusiastically replies that they'll take it handily, considering they have star pitcher Roland Nylon (obviously the Raccoons' version of legendary MLB pitcher Nolan Ryan) on their side. Lisa then brings up her fandom of professional basketball...only for the Bert to give her the disappointing news that there are no pro basketball teams anywhere near the Forest. While the guys continue to discuss the Mudhens (and their biggest threat for the pennant, the Diamondbacks...ironically enough, the actual Arizona Diamondbacks didn't even exist yet at the time this episode of the show aired. Did the Raccoons predict the formation of an actual MLB team? :D Kind of weird when you think about it...), a dejected Lisa steps outside, obviously feeling depressed with her new Forest surroundings. As she does, she notices the Pigs (as we see here), skimming through the classifieds. They discover something that catches their eye and excitedly exclaim that the offer is too good to be true. They excitedly rip the ad out the paper and rush out to apply for their new job, as Lisa continues to stand in front of the store looking dejected...

Like I said, this particular scene does a good job displaying the contrasting feelings the protagonists of this episode are feeling at this moment. The pork trio are ecstatic realizing that their prospects in life may be changing for the significantly better, while Lisa is starting to feel down in the dumps realizing there may not be that many exciting or interesting things in the Forest, and that life in a smaller community may be very different from what she is used to in the city...

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Poor Little Bentley... by GoodCaptainClack
Poor Little Bentley...
After our introduction to the usual Pig subplot, we're quickly brought back to the main plot of "Moving In". Bentley and Lisa have gone to Willow's store to pick up some groceries, while Bert has tagged along with them. Bentley is excited when he spots a box of Crackle Crunch (a Cap'n Crunch knock-off?) offering a great prize inside...Mudman's Whirlybird! But Lisa tells the disappointed young kit that it isn't on their shopping list, so he can't buy it. Bentley mumbles that he never gets anything he wants (...I'm sure that's not true), but Bert steps up to his little buddy's defense and tells Lisa that one box of cereal shouldn't be much of a bother to purchase. She disagrees, however, as she mentions that since her father hasn't actually gotten his job yet, they have no money coming in and thus are forced to skimp for groceries as a result...so they cannot afford to purchase the cereal. Bert feels bad for his little friend and wonders how hard it must be for Bentley to adjust to living in a new place. Here, we see Lisa remark, somewhat sarcastically, "Yeah...poor little Bentley..."

It's becoming obvious pretty quickly that it isn't Bentley who's going to have a difficult time adjusting to life in the Evergreen Forest, but in actuality, it's going to be Lisa...and this is the first hint we get at what's soon to come in this episode...

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How To Lose Your Job In 10 Seconds Or Less by GoodCaptainClack
How To Lose Your Job In 10 Seconds Or Less
Finally, after a couple of months' hiatus, I'm back to posting Raccoons screencaps! :) Now hopefully I can get back to writing again really soon...Anyways, let's continue where I left off with "Moving In", shall we?

After the commercial break (interestingly enough, the copy of this episode I have on my computer has the actual Teletoon Retro "The Raccoons will be right back!" pre-commercial bumpers...this is the only episode that features them) we see the Pigs are hard at work in Sneer Mansion, busy shredding some of their boss' old documents and letters that are no longer of any use. However, they are also trying to multitask...for you see, they are in the midst of trying to watch their favorite TV program, the medieval sword-fighting action-adventure epic, Three Guys With a Cause...which is The Three Musketeers in everything but name. (I know it's meant to be a parody, but I'm pretty darn sure the actual Three Musketeers novel is in the public domain, seeing how it is well over a century-and-a-half old...) It features the amazing adventures of Biff, Phil, and Alfonse. The Pigs greatly admire the fictional trio, and wish that they could lead an exciting swash-buckling life like them, lamenting that under Cyril they have to buckle down and get to work, and see very little excitement (have they forgotten about all the mayhem they have gotten themselves into over the course of the series?).

Their boss coincidentally happens to walk in at that moment, reading an invitation from Mr. Knox to visit his brand new TV studios. An obviously jealous Cyril promptly tears up the letter, saying he'd rather stuff himself full of worms. He tells the Pigs that he has something new for them to shred, but as you see here...he's in for a shock, as it turns out the Pigs' attempts at multitasking has ended in-what else?-epic failure. For not only did they shred his documents and letters, but...they also absentmindedly shredded some of his money. Cyril nearly chokes seeing dollars in shreds (I'm surprised he didn't have a massive heart attack right on the spot! :D), and the Pigs put one more stack of bills through the shredders...before they realize what's going on. They realize they might just be done for...and they're right, as Cyril promptly kick thems out the front door of the Mansion (complete with already packed suitcases!). He fires them on the spot, and tells them if they ever show up again he will see to it that they become part of a Hawaiian luau. He then orders Snag to chase them off his property...and with that, the pork trio are out of a job.

Considering how many time the Pigs have messed up throughout the course of the show, and how many times Cyril has actually threatened to fire them and yet never gone through with it, I'm actually surprised the writers actually made an episode in which they do lose their jobs. So it turns out it took them shredding some of his fortune for them to get fired...Not that I blame Cyril for actually firing them (this would be a fireable offense virtually everywhere), but they've screwed up equally as bad or worse before and yet they still kept their jobs...I would've thought this is something the writers would have explored much earlier. So now, the Pigs are out of a job and Cyril is short one pork trio...but you know it won't stay that way for long...

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Well, as I mentioned last week on my birthday, my big new present to mark the occasion was a brand new laptop. Unfortunately, we weren't able to bring it home that day (someone bought the last one they had on stock in the store), but we were able to place an order for one, and have it shipped to our house. Well, this Monday, just like it was projected to, the new laptop arrived...and I am currently typing on it! It took a little while to get everything set up...in particular, I had a bit of a difficult time getting on to the Internet! It could connect to the Internet just fine, but for whatever reason it didn't initially want to open up any web pages, and so I struggled with it for a couple of hours or so, until I finally found some useful info online that fixed the problem. So now I've got it all good and set up, and it's nice to be back to having a computer that doesn't have any hard drive problems! I am still keeping the old laptop as a spare in case anything happens to this one, but I will also say I haven't actually transferred everything from the old one over to the new one yet. You see, this laptop has less storage space than the old one (about 200GB less), and so, I figured it would be best if I transferred what I thought was most important over now and save the rest for a later date (I don't enough data on the old one to completely fill up the hard drive of the new one, but it would fill up most of it). Anyways, now that I have this squared away, I should be able to get back to posting more Raccoons screencaps (I have more from Moving In I want to post, plus I do want to spotlight an episode from Seasons 1 and 2 as well), as well as posting those historical collages I mentioned in the last journal that I've been working on (I won't spoil what those are, although-as I said last time-they pertain to a certain interest of mine, and I doubt they would be of much interest to most of you folks). As for writing...well, we'll just have to see. That entirely depends on my mood, but hopefully I can get back to working on my newest story soon enough...though again, I will say...no guarantees!

It's springtime now (in the Northern Hemisphere-those of you in the Southern Hemisphere are in the beginning stages of fall/autumn), and of course, spring means that everything starts to come alive. Flowers begin to bloom, trees grow their leaves back, and baby animals take their first steps into the world. And of course, pollen spreads like wildfire. Those of you who know me well will have seen me mention over the past few springs how I have terrible allergies to pollen. Seriously, I can barely stand it! It is very difficult for me to spend any time outdoors in the spring time...and this year, I swear that it feels worse than it ever has before. It seems that lately I can't even spend more than a couple minutes outside without feeling sick afterwards. I do have dust masks to help keep the pollen away from my eyes and nose (I've been using those for some years now), but I don't want to have to wear those all the damned time! I also have plenty of allergy medicine, although I swear that it's barely even working. Yes, I'm quite looking forward to the end of spring! I know it's a favorite season for many, but for myself...well, spring is probably my least favorite season just because of all the pollen...
  • Mood: Humor
  • Listening to: Bloodrock-It's A Sad World (1971)
  • Reading: The Internet
  • Watching: A television
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Krusty-O's
  • Drinking: Some kind of liquid substance...
Someone's got a birthday, I wonder who? Someone's got a birthday, I wonder who? Someone's got a birthday, I wonder who? Someone's got a birthday, I wonder...(Repeat ad infinitum until you either run out of breath or die! :D)

In all seriousness, as you all know, today is April Fool's Day (well, it is where I live...where some of you might live, it is already April 2nd), the day of goofiness and mischievous pranks. I will admit that I thought about posting a journal asking people to report and ban a questionable user for posting Raccoons screencaps and writing smutty Ralph/Melissa tale (who of course, is myself...I remember :iconchopfe: did this a year or so ago!), but...eh, I decided not to. But today is also the most significant day of the year for me: it's the day I was born. Yes, I turned 23 today! :) It's hard to believe I'm already approaching my mid-20s...to think, in just a couple of years, I will have been alive a full quarter of a century! I've said it before countless times...but really, I think the older you get, the less and less special your birthday actually gets, unless you're closing in on the century-mark (I'm almost a quarter of the way there! :D Though I doubt I will live to see 2092...) Still, it's nice to look back on the previous year and celebrate it while you can! :)

I already told you all in a previous journal entry that I had received one significant birthday present, a Pro-Form elliptical trainer. Well, today, it turns out my parents had another surprise in mind for my birthday...You will remember how I've said in previous journals how the hard disk in my laptop is wearing out (already, I've had to run Check Disk to fix errors a couple of times in the past several months). Well, when I went out to dinner with my family earlier today, my parents surprised me by taking me to Best Buy and announcing they were going to buy me a new one! We actually managed to find a Lenovo laptop for $250, one without a touch screen (which is kind of important to me, as I'm terrible with touchscreens and the keypad on my current laptop). Unfortunately, we weren't able to physically take one home today, as the last one they had in stock was purchased by someone else just before we got the chance, but we able to order one at the store. They will ship it to us in the mail, and it is projected to arrive at my house within the next week. Once the new laptop arrives, I will move all my information onto the new laptop...it has a little bit less storage space than my current one, but it should have enough to hold all my stuff. However, I will still be keeping this laptop, and I will still keep the data I already have as well...for you see, the plan is to use this one as a spare should anything catastrophic happen to the new one. Can't wait for it to arrive! :)

I will admit, I haven't really written very much at all in the past few months, nor have I really been particularly active recently...I will get back to posting Raccoons screencaps soon, and I also hope to get back to writing sometime later this month (I cannon guarantee that, though). I also have plans to begin posting more collages, although I will forewarn you that they will have nothing to do with the Raccoons (they are more historical in nature, and pertaining to a particular interest of mine...you'll see what I mean when I start posting them soon enough). But I would like to say to all those of you who wished me a happy birthday today, I really do appreciate it, and it really did make me smile seeing you all wish me that. I know it might sound kind of silly to say this, but even though I've never physically met any of you (I will admit I would like to meet some of you in person, but I have doubts that will ever happen), you all really do mean something to me! I'm glad you all are my friends, I'm glad I've gotten the opportunity to get to know all of you, and I'm glad you've all been supportive to me throughout my time on here (have I really been a part of the Raccoons fandom for nearly four years now...?). You guys and gals are all awesome in my book! ;) And even if you didn't wish me a happy birthday...I still would like to thank you all for being supportive towards me anyways! :) I hope to stick around as long as I possibly can!
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Golden Earring-The Road Swallowed Her Name (1971)
  • Reading: The Internet
  • Watching: A television
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Krusty-O's
  • Drinking: Some kind of liquid substance...
Well, as I mentioned last week on my birthday, my big new present to mark the occasion was a brand new laptop. Unfortunately, we weren't able to bring it home that day (someone bought the last one they had on stock in the store), but we were able to place an order for one, and have it shipped to our house. Well, this Monday, just like it was projected to, the new laptop arrived...and I am currently typing on it! It took a little while to get everything set up...in particular, I had a bit of a difficult time getting on to the Internet! It could connect to the Internet just fine, but for whatever reason it didn't initially want to open up any web pages, and so I struggled with it for a couple of hours or so, until I finally found some useful info online that fixed the problem. So now I've got it all good and set up, and it's nice to be back to having a computer that doesn't have any hard drive problems! I am still keeping the old laptop as a spare in case anything happens to this one, but I will also say I haven't actually transferred everything from the old one over to the new one yet. You see, this laptop has less storage space than the old one (about 200GB less), and so, I figured it would be best if I transferred what I thought was most important over now and save the rest for a later date (I don't enough data on the old one to completely fill up the hard drive of the new one, but it would fill up most of it). Anyways, now that I have this squared away, I should be able to get back to posting more Raccoons screencaps (I have more from Moving In I want to post, plus I do want to spotlight an episode from Seasons 1 and 2 as well), as well as posting those historical collages I mentioned in the last journal that I've been working on (I won't spoil what those are, although-as I said last time-they pertain to a certain interest of mine, and I doubt they would be of much interest to most of you folks). As for writing...well, we'll just have to see. That entirely depends on my mood, but hopefully I can get back to working on my newest story soon enough...though again, I will say...no guarantees!

It's springtime now (in the Northern Hemisphere-those of you in the Southern Hemisphere are in the beginning stages of fall/autumn), and of course, spring means that everything starts to come alive. Flowers begin to bloom, trees grow their leaves back, and baby animals take their first steps into the world. And of course, pollen spreads like wildfire. Those of you who know me well will have seen me mention over the past few springs how I have terrible allergies to pollen. Seriously, I can barely stand it! It is very difficult for me to spend any time outdoors in the spring time...and this year, I swear that it feels worse than it ever has before. It seems that lately I can't even spend more than a couple minutes outside without feeling sick afterwards. I do have dust masks to help keep the pollen away from my eyes and nose (I've been using those for some years now), but I don't want to have to wear those all the damned time! I also have plenty of allergy medicine, although I swear that it's barely even working. Yes, I'm quite looking forward to the end of spring! I know it's a favorite season for many, but for myself...well, spring is probably my least favorite season just because of all the pollen...
  • Mood: Humor
  • Listening to: Bloodrock-It's A Sad World (1971)
  • Reading: The Internet
  • Watching: A television
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Krusty-O's
  • Drinking: Some kind of liquid substance...

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A few little random factoids about me:
Birthday: April 1, 1992 (I really AM an April Fool's Day joke!)
Birthplace: Oakland Naval Hospital, Oakland, CA (I just looked it up and it no longer exists. Huh.)
Hometown: Visalia, CA
Current residence: Somewhereland, SC (will not reveal real town name)
Where would I ideally like to live: Somewhere in Virginia (I've been through there before. Some really beautiful country there! What can I say, I'm a fool for the country (sorry Foghat))

I am a mysterious enigma of the Internet...

I am a strange human being indeed. My three main interests are cartoons, classic rock, and motorsports. I told you I was weird.

I'm a semi-accomplished writer. Still trying to work on getting better...

Just one note: Although I appreciate positive feedback on my stories, please, do not request me to write anything for you. Due to my past experience with requests, I do NOT accept them under any circumstances. I MAY take ideas and suggestions to be used WITHIN stories, but if you request me to write a specific story for you, I will say no, no matter how nicely you ask me to do it for you. Really, I feel more comfortable writing what I want to write over what other people might want me to write. I am also willing to accept constructive criticism of my stories, but any and all flames of my stories will be removed. I really do not wish to read those.

Also I'm named after...Bryan Adams. I feel ashamed...
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