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Yes, you read that title right; I think I may be something of a morbid individual.

Why is that, you wonder? Because one of my long-time interests I have (probably) mentioned before...ever since I was a very young boy, I've been fascinated by disaster. Transportation disasters, to be more specific.

I've had this interest for a long time, and I can't explain why, but reading about disasters has always fascinated, and simultaneously, haunted me. You could probably guess I have some interest in disasters seeing how I've referenced some real-life transportation accidents and incidents (in particular, how Ralph became scared of flying at a young age in Story of Ralph after reading about horrendous plane crashes in the newspapers, in particular mentioning a real-life Air Canada DC-8 jet airliner crash from 1970), but yes, I do have a genuine interest in this. When I was a little, I used to be fascinated by famous shipwrecks such as the Titanic, the Lusitania, the Empress of Ireland, etc., and still have numerous books around my house all about shipwrecks from my youth (I was reading quite a bit above my age level as a boy! :D) As I've gotten older, I've found myself fascinated by aviation disasters. In my spare time over the past few years I've often found myself reading up on famous plane crashes and how and why they happened. I've seen a ton of those Air Crash Investigation episodes that recreate the accidents and the investigations into what happened. I've even seen oodles upon oodles of grisly photos of plane crashes. (In particular, the horrifying famous images of PSA Flight 182-which crashed in San Diego in 1978 after colliding with a smaller plane, killing nearly 150 people-falling from the sky, its wing aflame, will probably forever be etched in the back of my mind-some of the most terrifying photos ever taken, that's for sure..)

Yes, I definitely have quite the fascination with transportation disasters. Yet...I've never really been sure as to why it is that I've been interested in such a thing, and it kind of bothers me a little seeing as that's not exactly the most pleasant or delightful thing to be intrigued by! That's why I say I think I might be somewhat of a morbid person...I don't think my fascination comes from an actual desire to see chaos, destruction, and people getting killed...I really don't like to think about death all that often, nor do I actually wish to see people die. I know that whenever a ship sinks or a plane crashes, lives are very often lost, and I always feel bad deep down inside for the people who lost their loved ones. But lately, whenever a plane crashes (and occasionally, when a ship sinks), I find myself interested, and always wonder to myself "What happened? Why did this happen?" And I end up finding myself constantly checking all the news updates to see what's going on with the situation. As I said, I don't genuinely like death, nor do I actually like to think about dying, and yet I have this interest in horrific transportation disasters. And I'm at a loss to explain why...maybe I'm intrigued by the fact that no matter what great achievements humanity accomplishes and no matter how safe things are made to be, something can always go wrong, because we're only human? I don't know...

I did feel like mentioning my interest since I'm sure some of you have noticed my references to real-life accidents in my Raccoons stories, and might be wondering why I would do such a thing. It might surprise some of you knowing that someone like me has a rather macabre interest like that, considering I have a penchant for writing really sweet and heartwarming material! I hope nobody thinks any less of me for having such an interest...
  • Mood: Embarrassed
  • Listening to: Golden Earring-Silver Ships (1971)
  • Reading: The Internet
  • Watching: A television
  • Playing: Nothing, currently
  • Eating: Flintstones Chewable Morphine
  • Drinking: Some kind of liquid substance...
Signatures...In Triplicate! by GoodCaptainClack
Signatures...In Triplicate!
Yet another "Picture Perfect" screencap. It's time for Snag's screen test, and the camera is rolling as Snag gets ready for action. Snag is supposed to do a swimming scene, but he's uncomfortable with the idea (obviously he doesn't like water), and doesn't jump in when Mr. Barnes tells him to. But when his master orders him to do it...he listens, and jumps right in. Mr. Barnes likes what he sees and says Snag did wonderfully, and that he's really going to be a big star. One of the Pigs offers Snag a dog treat, and he paddles like a dog possessed towards the shore, determined to get that treat. He swipes the whole bag, sending the hapless pig spinning around in circles, and promptly devours the entire thing! Lloyd can't help but comment that Cyril is losing a ton of money on dog treats...Next, Snag is set to cross a high log bridge over the river, but once again, when Barnes shouts "Action!", the bizarre pooch won't go, as he is once again afraid. Once more, Cyril orders his canine to do as he's told, and Snag hesitantly crosses the bridge...

...as the scene pans out, revealing that Barnes, Cyril, Cedric, Snag, and the Pigs are watching the footage on a projector in Sneer Mansion's auditorium. It seems Snag's screen test was a big success! Cyril comments on how brilliant and inspired Snag's performance is (...I wouldn't say that, really!), and Cedric agrees. We see Snag jumping through a ring of fire (I could make a Johnny Cash reference here, but I'll refrain!), him swinging on a rope, and pretending to be shot with an arrow on the screen, and the greedy aardvark feels confident Snag is a shoe-in for the starring role on Bob the Wonder Dog. Barnes agrees, and compliments how well Cyril has trained him (if only he knew Snag was only motivated to do every stunt because he was afraid of what Cyril would do if he didn't listen to him...). Barnes then provides the contract for Cyril to sign, but he has to sign it...IN TRIPLICATE! So of course, Cyril orders the pork trio to hold the contracts while he signs them, as seen here. He proceeds to jab each pig in the gut with his pen while signing them, making all three of them yelp!

Funny little gag here, and since I'm not a big fan of the Pigs at all, it's always amusing to see them taking abuse from Cyril (who, while I will say that he goes too overboard at times, has every right to be harsh with them in my mind because of how grotesquely incompetent they are!). Looks like Snag is on his way to big-time TV stardom, but there's one aspect of the contract that he may not be so happy with...

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Yeah, as you can guess by the title of this journal, I had an...interesting dream last night. A Raccoons-related dream, which is kind of unusual considering how much I've written about the show...I've rarely had any dreams related to the show or the characters. This time was different, however...as I said, I had a dream about the show. More specifically, I dreamed that I was playing a Raccoons video game! For the N64, no less. I don't remember everything about this dream, but I remember enough that I can give you a good idea as to what the game in the dream was like...

Basically, this Raccoons video game was a 3D platformer adventure game, and I remember thinking in my dream that it was cool to actually see our furry friends in 3D for the first time! The basic premise of the game, as I remember, was that aliens had attacked the world and taken over the bodies of most of the furries around the world, and you had to go out and stop them (One of Bert's fantasies, no doubt!). The game promptly seemed to discard this plot as soon as you actually started the game, because I don't remember encountering any aliens along the way...that main plot apparently had no relevance to the game whatsoever. You could choose from quite a few of the show's characters...I don't remember who all you could play as, but as best I can recollect, you could play as Bert, Ralph, Melissa, Cyril, Bentley, Lisa, George, and Nicole. (Can't remember if you could play as Cedric, Sophia, or Schaeffer)...All the characters had their own unique moves and advantages, but what I remember is that they all had peculiar ways of attacking: Ralph would kill enemies by throwing apples at them, and George would attack by flinging giant pies at his foes. Most bizarrely, I remember Melissa defeating enemies by slinging her camera at them, and Nicole defeating baddies by flogging them with an umbrella. :o (Eek)  No idea why! I remember that all the voice actors from the show had come back to voice their characters, and they would all say certain phrases when they found items, defeated bosses, or got hurt by enemies. Can't remember any of the bosses you fought, though, unfortunately...

The game had very little relevance to the show, however...the Evergreen Forest was just the first world of the game, and from there, you basically went on a world tour of all sorts of wacky locales. From what I remember, you visited a toxic waste factory, a haunted graveyard, a lead mine deep underground, Antarctica, a molten lava crater inhabited by a bunch of Milton Midas lookalikes, and oddly enough, Clanker's Cavern from Banjo-Kazooie, complete with the titular mechanical whale himself. Speaking of Banjo-Kazooie, most of the enemies in the game that I remember actually came from that game itself...I remember fighting some of Cyril's bears and aardvarks that apparently went rogue, but aside from that, virtually every enemy came from Banjo-Kazooie: Gruntlings, the clams from Treasure Trove Cove that eat your eggs and feathers when they hit you, the Sir Slush snowmen from Freezeezy Peak that throw snowballs at you constantly and are annoying as all hell, the giant gravestones from Mad Monster Mansion that come to life and chase after you when you get near them, etc. Yeah, so basically, I had a dream that the Raccoons mated with Banjo-Kazooie somehow and created a wacky N64 adventure game. Like I said, it's a dream, so it doesn't have to make sense.

I also remember that when one of your characters got killed, you couldn't use them again in your adventure unless you entered a password at the pause screen to revive them (because they apparently were dead for real). The ones I specifically remember were "STOPTHEPRESSES" for Ralph, "FREETHROW" for Lisa, "SAYCHEESE" for Melissa, "PNUTBUTTER" for Bert, and "OOHLALA" for Nicole :XD: The game in my dream seemed like a lot of fun, but I remember it being challenging as all hell, and I distinctly remember never reaching the final level. In fact, I remember that if you lost all of the characters you could choose to play as, your adventure would immediately end, you would see the game over screen, and you'd have to start the game from Level 1 back in the Evergreen Forest all over again...like Super Mario Bros. or many old NES games.

All in all, an amusing and interesting dream (I'm surprised I remember this much of it!), but certainly not what a Raccoons video game would be like if there actually had been one! :D
  • Mood: Psychotic
  • Listening to: Bloodrock-Days And Nights (1972)
  • Reading: The Internet
  • Watching: A television
  • Playing: Nothing, currently
  • Eating: Flintstones Chewable Morphine
  • Drinking: Some kind of liquid substance...
My Last Edition... by GoodCaptainClack
My Last Edition...
A very emotional screencap from "Picture Perfect"...John Roykirk, the managing editor of World Times Magazine, has arrived in the Evergreen Forest, and has stopped by the Standard's office. Ralph is showing the owl Melissa's best photos. He tells Roykirk that he's made a good decision in scouting out Melissa out for his magazine, and Roykirk concurs, saying if he didn't want to hire her, he wouldn't have bothered coming. He compliments Melissa's photos of Cedric's rescue from the fire and proclaims she's just what they need at World Times. Roykirk tells Ralph he's got quite a nice little operation going on, and while he's flattered, Ralphie boy says they couldn't hope to compare to World Times' office. But Roykirk says that it doesn't matter how big your office is-if you don't have good staff, you're nothing (Ralph seems to think he's loopy, but you gotta admit, he's got a fair point...). The owl wonders where his prospective new employee is, and Ralph calls for his wife. Melissa answers from her dark room, telling him she'll be out in a minute. With feigned excitement in her voice, she states that she's busy finishing some prints for the Standard's next edition. We then see Melissa sitting here in the dark room, and as you can clearly see, she's really down in the dumps. Melissa sadly bemoans that this next edition will be her last...

:aww: I just feel so bad for Melissa here; as I've said before, you know in her heart she wants to stay in the Forest, but to her disappointment nobody seems to want to listen to her or pay much heed to her own thoughts on the matter. This is probably the saddest we see Melissa on the whole show...it's just so jarring to see her feeling so sad and depressed seeing how spunky, cheerful, and happy she usually is! Seriously, I almost want to give her a hug here as she looks like she really needs one (though Ralph wouldn't appreciate that! :D) Again, I wish Ralph had been more willing to listen to her in this episode...

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Let's See If He Can Actually Act... by GoodCaptainClack
Let's See If He Can Actually Act...
Yet another "Picture Perfect" screencap. Mr. Barnes, the Hollywood director, is about to visit Sneer Mansion to scout out Snag for his new show Bob The Wonder Dog, and so the Pigs must get him clean before he arrives. But Snag doesn't want to, and they have a hell of time getting him clean. They literally have to drag him upstairs to take a bath, but they can't get him to move. But all it takes is one dog treat (that's very true to life! :D) to get him to take a bath, and so, they clean him, to the tune of "Here I Go Again" (It might be considered heresy for me as a Raccoons fan to say this, but I can't be the only one who feels that song is a bit unfitting for that scene? Not that I don't like the song, but "Here I Go Again" is an obvious love song, and it feels a bit odd to have a love song accompanying a sequence in which a dog is getting cleaned...). The pork trio have quite an ordeal trying to bathe the blue canine (amongst other things, they end up scrubbing themseleves in the bath while Snag escapes, and he ends up eating a toothbrush), but ultimately, they succeed (for once!, though to say Snag does not enjoy this would be an understatement! :D

So at last, Snag is ready, and Mr. Barnes (a lion) arrives. He takes a look at Snag, and immediately remarks that the bizarre-looking pooch is perfect for the starring role in Bob The Wonder Dog, as he has "rugged good looks and a somewhat intelligent gleam in his eye". Cyril concurs, explaining that he's perfect because he raised the dog himself. Barnes feels that Snag will work for the role, and Cyril asks how much he'll get paid for this. But here, Mr. Barnes tells him that he's being hasty, for just because Snag looks good for the role, doesn't mean he's meant for the role. First, they must see if the pooch can act...Cyril says there's nothing to worry about as he taught Snag everything he knows, but nonetheless, he still needs a screen test. Will Snag pass his screen test? We'll see...

Part of the reason I posted this scene was because I actually wanted to discuss the character of Mr. Barnes a bit...I can't be the only one who thinks this character is...y'know...gay...? I know it's probably ridiculous to be speculating on the sexuality of a minor character in a children's show, but I've always gotten the feeling this character was supposed to be gay. His style of dress and mannerisms are somewhat on the campy side of things, not to mention the voice Nick Nichols gives him (I actually thought it was Len Carlson voicing him until I re-checked the credits...) does sound a little campy as well (slightly Paul Lynde-esque, if you ask me). Not that there would be anything wrong with this character being gay, of course...just think it's kind of interesting that they would include a possibly gay character on a children's show back in the '80s, a time when tolerance of gays was much less than it is today...Again, though, I'm aware I'm probably looking too much into things...

The Raccoons (C) Skywriter Media & Entertainment Group
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Yes, you read that title right; I think I may be something of a morbid individual.

Why is that, you wonder? Because one of my long-time interests I have (probably) mentioned before...ever since I was a very young boy, I've been fascinated by disaster. Transportation disasters, to be more specific.

I've had this interest for a long time, and I can't explain why, but reading about disasters has always fascinated, and simultaneously, haunted me. You could probably guess I have some interest in disasters seeing how I've referenced some real-life transportation accidents and incidents (in particular, how Ralph became scared of flying at a young age in Story of Ralph after reading about horrendous plane crashes in the newspapers, in particular mentioning a real-life Air Canada DC-8 jet airliner crash from 1970), but yes, I do have a genuine interest in this. When I was a little, I used to be fascinated by famous shipwrecks such as the Titanic, the Lusitania, the Empress of Ireland, etc., and still have numerous books around my house all about shipwrecks from my youth (I was reading quite a bit above my age level as a boy! :D) As I've gotten older, I've found myself fascinated by aviation disasters. In my spare time over the past few years I've often found myself reading up on famous plane crashes and how and why they happened. I've seen a ton of those Air Crash Investigation episodes that recreate the accidents and the investigations into what happened. I've even seen oodles upon oodles of grisly photos of plane crashes. (In particular, the horrifying famous images of PSA Flight 182-which crashed in San Diego in 1978 after colliding with a smaller plane, killing nearly 150 people-falling from the sky, its wing aflame, will probably forever be etched in the back of my mind-some of the most terrifying photos ever taken, that's for sure..)

Yes, I definitely have quite the fascination with transportation disasters. Yet...I've never really been sure as to why it is that I've been interested in such a thing, and it kind of bothers me a little seeing as that's not exactly the most pleasant or delightful thing to be intrigued by! That's why I say I think I might be somewhat of a morbid person...I don't think my fascination comes from an actual desire to see chaos, destruction, and people getting killed...I really don't like to think about death all that often, nor do I actually wish to see people die. I know that whenever a ship sinks or a plane crashes, lives are very often lost, and I always feel bad deep down inside for the people who lost their loved ones. But lately, whenever a plane crashes (and occasionally, when a ship sinks), I find myself interested, and always wonder to myself "What happened? Why did this happen?" And I end up finding myself constantly checking all the news updates to see what's going on with the situation. As I said, I don't genuinely like death, nor do I actually like to think about dying, and yet I have this interest in horrific transportation disasters. And I'm at a loss to explain why...maybe I'm intrigued by the fact that no matter what great achievements humanity accomplishes and no matter how safe things are made to be, something can always go wrong, because we're only human? I don't know...

I did feel like mentioning my interest since I'm sure some of you have noticed my references to real-life accidents in my Raccoons stories, and might be wondering why I would do such a thing. It might surprise some of you knowing that someone like me has a rather macabre interest like that, considering I have a penchant for writing really sweet and heartwarming material! I hope nobody thinks any less of me for having such an interest...
  • Mood: Embarrassed
  • Listening to: Golden Earring-Silver Ships (1971)
  • Reading: The Internet
  • Watching: A television
  • Playing: Nothing, currently
  • Eating: Flintstones Chewable Morphine
  • 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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