Scribbles and unpleasantries.
sapphicscritta:

ishitpics:

bad plumber’s mate is my favorite Mario character now 




Awesome! I can’t wait to be Toa-…er, I mean, I can’t wait to bust out my “Fungal Assistant” costume this Halloween! :D

sapphicscritta:

ishitpics:

bad plumber’s mate is my favorite Mario character now 

Awesome! I can’t wait to be Toa-…er, I mean, I can’t wait to bust out my “Fungal Assistant” costume this Halloween! :D

Hey if you've been a fan for so long, do you think you could re-surface some information on the Sandfleas if there's anything that's been lost you might know about??

"Re-surface"? In what regard? Alas, I didn’t join the fandom until early 2005, so I unfortunately never experienced the Sandfleas era first-hand. They were never that active or complex a band, though, so outside of whatever random concert anecdotes a much older Cadet can share, Tumblr has pretty much unearthed everything crucial: the EP, the old website, costume tutorial, etc. I wish I could be of more help, but maybe soon I’ll do some deeper digging of my own.

anxietypizza:

so i just wanted to take a minute and talk about Danger Woman! we all know the song the aquabats wrote about her, but i don’t think she herself is as widely known. ive been wanting to make a post about her because she’s so cool.

Danger Woman is an ally to the aquabats from atlanta, and she is a high-functioning autistic superheroine who fights for disability rights among other issues of social justice. other than writing a song about her which they recently performed in atlanta with the lady herself in attendance, the aquabats have also teamed up with her to sing one of her songs entitled “Fight Back, Feedback,” which according to the wiki is “a song of encouragement.” she performs her music at karaoke events and conventions. 

Danger Woman’s main enemy is a group she’s dubbed the “Tri-phobes,” which are people perpetuating “Race-ophobia, Homophobia, and Disable-phobia.” her vivacity and passion for inspiring people to stand up for their rights and equality is so infectious that a documentary was made about her life and foray into superheroism. you can watch the long trailer here and the full movie here. the film chronicles her persona as well as her struggle to gain independence after her mother passed away.

you can like Danger Woman’s facebook page here. she posts news about her shows and events but also stuff like imagining herself into a mighty morphin power rangers reboot, saying that she “would always rescue the hunk in distress, but would be harboring a secret about her mysterious past, in which she is trying to remember who she is and why she was chosen to be the guardian angel to these six brave superheroes.”

well I know a few writers on the show are ska fans (I’m a mutual follower with one based on that alone) so i wouldn’t doubt it since LA Ska kids like The Aquabats.

The ears are such a strange choice, though. The whole thing is drawn in such a strange way that I could genuinely believe the answer could be either “yes, it’s totally a reference” or “no, it’s totally coincidence”. I’ll believe it when I hear it from the source.

Has that supposed Aquabats reference in ‘Steven Universe’ been confirmed by Rebecca Sugar or anyone on the crew, or is it just speculation?

It took me about a minute staring at that screencap before I saw what people were looking at, but being cynical old me, I’m still not 100% convinced. It’s just the ears on the helmet that makes me feel it could go either way, since even by Aquabats standards it’s a rather obscure costume reference.

The Skalifornians - Pizza Day! (Aquabats cover)
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I just realized, following the death of the forum, pretty much nobody in the current Aquafandom would know about the infamous “Pizza Day!” cover by the mysterious, unidentified band known only as “The Skalifornians”.

This popped up on MySpace in early 2006 and obviously became overwhelmingly beloved by ever Cadet whose ears it touched. It became a long-running meme on the forums and I believe someone even made a Skalifornians t-shirt that they wore to a show (or just the idea was discussed; I don’t remember).

It walks that thin line between being bone-meltingly awful noise and brilliant avant-garde performance art, and that’s how I pretty much how I like all of my music. Enjoy.

Mark my words: “Stock Photo Drama” will become the hottest form of entertainment since the original invention of television. And I’ll be behind it every step of the way.

So I was doing more Aquabats-related work on Wikipedia today; specifically, I created pages for "Super Rad!", "Fashion Zombies!" and “The Shark Fighter!"…they’re a little rusty right now, but I’ll polish them up once I get some rest.I stumbled across this while I was working on the “Shark Fighter!” article: a 1979 Italian shark film directed by Enzo G. Castellari and starring Franco “Django” Nero, both of whom I’m a fan of, yet I’d never seen this one before (I simply don’t like shark films, which comprise about 45% of all recorded cinema).Does, uh…does something about this poster seem, er…familiar somehow? Like…maybe we’ve seen this kind of imagery before? Hmm…Seriously, watch the trailer. The plot is different, but from the clothes to the slow-mo running shot at the end, it’s exact. ‘Super Show!’ is a veritable cornucopia of obscure pop culture references and I love it more and more each day.

So I was doing more Aquabats-related work on Wikipedia today; specifically, I created pages for "Super Rad!", "Fashion Zombies!" and “The Shark Fighter!"…they’re a little rusty right now, but I’ll polish them up once I get some rest.

I stumbled across this while I was working on the “Shark Fighter!” article: a 1979 Italian shark film directed by Enzo G. Castellari and starring Franco “Django” Nero, both of whom I’m a fan of, yet I’d never seen this one before (I simply don’t like shark films, which comprise about 45% of all recorded cinema).

Does, uh…does something about this poster seem, er…familiar somehow? Like…maybe we’ve seen this kind of imagery before? Hmm…

Seriously, watch the trailer. The plot is different, but from the clothes to the slow-mo running shot at the end, it’s exact. ‘Super Show!’ is a veritable cornucopia of obscure pop culture references and I love it more and more each day.

I always love finding hidden gems on YouTube. This has apparently been online for two years (with only 80 views!) but I only just now discovered it.

A full 69-minute live show from The Aquabats at Northsix in Brooklyn, NY on August 18, 2005. This was during the “Son of the Teenage Pajamas from Outer Space Tour!” (August 5-27, 2005) with The Eyeliners, The Phenomenauts and Time Again. Chainsaw was absent on this stretch of the tour and was replaced with the mysterious Popeye (AKA Aquabat #6 in the “Fashion Zombies!” video).

Also, note the peculiar intro video, back when The Aquabats were changing up their backstory every few months. I expect many a squee and reblogging of those out-of-costume pictures.

Setlist:
"Fashion Zombies!", "Martian Girl!", "Nerd Alert!", villain attack/commercial, "Super Rad!", "Look At Me (I’m a Winner)!", "Lovers of Loving Love!" (with different outro!), "Demolition Rickshaw!", "Tiger Rider vs. the Time Sprinkler!", "CHEMICAL BOMB!" (31:12), commercial/villain attack, “Pizza Day!”, “Red Sweater!”, “Waterslides!”, “Pool Party!”.

raisehelia:

gameraboy:

Walt Disney explaining the upcoming Haunted Mansion attraction. From the Disneyland 10th Anniversary Special (1965)

beesmygod