?

Log in

Melwicker's Journal
 
[Most Recent Entries] [Calendar View] [Friends]

Below are the 20 most recent journal entries recorded in Melwicker's LiveJournal:

[ << Previous 20 ]
Monday, November 5th, 2012
9:52 am
A promise
If Mitt Romney is elected president...then I WILL leave the United States and move to a much saner, safer country like Britain or Canada.

If Roe versus Wade is overturned, then I will LEAVE the United States.
If the United States ever becomes a theocracy governed by right-wing Xtian fundamentalists, then I WILL LEAVE the United States and go to a saner, safer country.
If every non-Christian religion ever loses the protection of the first amendment in this country, then the United States will no longer be a place I would want to live in.  The United States SHOULD NOT be an exclusively Christian nation, nor should it be a nation with a single approved religion.

I like the United States, but I would not love the United States if the Religious Right turns this country into a Christian theocratic dictatorship. I would leave the United States immediately if the nation ever becomes a theocracy or a dictatorship. I would want to get out of the country immediately because my freedom and my human rights would be in danger if this nation becomes a Xtian theocratic dictatorship.
Monday, October 15th, 2012
9:07 pm
Once Upon a Time episode
J.K. Rowling should SUE Disney and the ABC network. The show "Once Upon a Time" practically STOLE her Dementor idea with their "soulsucker" monster!
9:03 pm
Warehouse 13
Now how are the Warehouse 13 characters going to get out of their predicament?
Thursday, September 20th, 2012
2:31 am
Sailor Moon Returns in 2013.
Since Sailor Moon will return as a new anime in 2013, I wonder what the new anime will be like.
Friday, September 14th, 2012
2:36 pm
Sailor Moon 2013 and Possible reasons why SM Stars wasn't dubbed
Sailor Moon returns as a new anime in 2013. Yet the old anime has not been completely officially dubbed or subtitled in English.

Why hasn't the fifth and final season of the classic Sailor Moon anime been officially dubbed or subbed in English yet?
There are at least two possible reasons:

1. Financial and legal licensing issues with the companies involved. According to Moonkitty.net, Sailor Moon Season/Series 5 (Stars) is apparently considered as a "spinoff series/season" to the original anime. Therefore any company paying for the rights to dub Sailor Moon would have to pay for TWO separate series under the same brand...a more expensive proposition than if Stars and Sailor Moon seasons 1-4 were to be considered as one whole series package. I have no idea if Moonkitty.net's explanation about the money issue is true or not. Wikipedia does say that the reason that Stars was never dubbed in English was because "Toei wasn't putting it up for licensing."  When Toei was licensing Stars to other countries, no North American company has been able to get permission to dub it.  This may possibly be because of what Moonkitty.net is saying about Stars being a "spinoff season."

However, for a time since Supers was dubbed and aired in it's entirety in English by Cloverway (Toei's North American subsidiary company) and since PGSM was aired in Japan...ALL possible international licensing rights to redubbing the franchise were impossible to obtain. This is because the rights to license the franchise to the international market were put on lockdown by Toei, Kodansha and Naoko Takeuchi until 2010.  Also, possibly even before the lockdown, North American and English language broadcasting rights to the franchise expired in 2004, according to Wikipedia. 
The expiration and nonrenewal of the broadcasting licenses in the English language countries in 2004 may be the primary legal reason why Stars was never dubbed into English past the year 2004. 

2. Another reason was possibly the possibly controversial content of Sailor Moon Stars and the nature of censorship in English countries.  However, most countries other than English speaking ones DID get Sailor Moon Stars...so this secondary reason is not really all that plausible.

In conclusion, the primary plausible reason why Stars wasn't dubbed in English was possibly simply because it wasn't legally or financially available to English speaking countries because their legal broadcasting and licensing rights have all expired without being renewed before they could buy the rights to Stars The lockdown on the international licensing rights only made the possibility of the Sailor Moon Stars anime season getting an official English release even more unlikely.

The official release of the Sailor Moon franchise licensing from the lockdown in 2011 for the international Sailor Moon revival has potentially made the licensing of Stars possible to English speaking countries...but that's ONLY if the Japanese copyright holders (Toei, Takeuchi, Kodansha) choose to put Stars up for licensing to those countries.
Friday, June 1st, 2012
8:53 pm
Stuff that I miss very much.
I miss the TV show "Chuck" so much it hurts.

Also, the Legends of Zork game was shut down by it's creators! I hate it when that happens! I miss that game.
I also miss the computer game "Realmz", very much.
Saturday, February 25th, 2012
5:19 pm
Time Travel: Should We Put Right What Once Went Wrong?
If Time Travel was possible, what are the reasons for NOT changing the past to avert tragedies that "already happened"...in essence, wiping out those tragedies from the timeline? One possible reason is that some tragedies that happen in the past are "warning signs" that point out what is wrong in the present time and what needs to be changed in the future. Basically, the adage "remembering the past in order not to repeat it" couldn't apply if what happened IN the past WAS averted by time travel, temporal and causal paradoxes notwithstanding.

Tragedy Example 1: Celebrity drug deaths.  Michael Jackson died of an overdose of Propofol. If he didn't die that way, either we wouldn't be as aware of Propofol abuse as we are now, or some other famous person would have died in the same way. Erasing that tragedy from the timeline could have just postponed Jackson's untimely death since he already was an addict. Jackson's death also helped alert us to the tendency of some doctors to be enablers in their patients' addiction, contrary to the Hippocratic oath.

Tragedy Example 2: Plane Crashes. The fatal plane crashes caused by malfunctions alert us to existing problems in plane design and help future engineers solve these problems.







Current Mood: contemplative
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
6:57 pm
Fanfiction must be LEGALIZED
I think that fanfiction must be completely legalized and accepted by ALL people.

Current Mood: determined
6:54 pm
Writer's Block: Star Trek
If you could visit anywhere in the solar system, where would it be?


Europa, Mars, Titan. I would look for life in those worlds.
Friday, February 10th, 2012
5:05 pm
Need new Art supplies
I really need new art supplies. My last brown crayola marker ran out of ink.
Sunday, January 29th, 2012
4:13 pm
Time Travel
I really want a time machine. There are so many mysteries in the past that need to be solved. Who or what killed King Tut? Who was Kaspar Hauser? What happened to Jimmy Hoffa? Who was Saint Germain? And so much more.

There are so many bad things in the past that needed to be averted.

Current Mood: discontent
Monday, August 1st, 2011
1:04 pm
Weather
I wish this damn heatwave would end. it hasn't rained in days and my garden outside is practically begging for water.

Current Mood: annoyed
Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
11:49 am
The sad state of Network television
I think it's time for fans of scripted shows like Chuck to say goodbye to network television and to boycott all network television. The ratings of scripted shows are low, the networks rely on reality television like Dancing with the Stars and formulaic scripted procedural shows like Law and Order or House to generate interest for Nielsen ratings viewers, and the networks still lose money.
With NBC, shows with serial story arcs like Chuck or newer shows like Harry's Law are suffering in the ratings. I think it's time for NBC to give up on airing any scripted shows on Monday nights and to fill up their Monday night schedule with news programs or game shows.
And EVERYONE should boycott the Nielsen ratings company.

Current Mood: sad
Sunday, April 10th, 2011
6:12 pm
Cats and new cat breeds: my opinion
I love cats. I would love to own several cats of different cat breeds.
I wonder if Kansas City Kansas laws would let me own a Chausie or a Savannah cat. If the local laws don't permit people to own cat breeds like the Savannah (which is a hybrid between a wild cat species called the Serval and the domestic house cat Felis Catus), then the laws should be changed.

As for the creation of new cat breeds from new mutations: In my opinion, these breeds should be allowed to thrive only if the mutant genes that create a breed's defining characteristics prove to be harmless to the animal and it's offspring. Curly coats, long hair, and variations in coat color and eye color are all harmless, in my layman's opinion. Rex breeds seem to be healthy, Longhaired breeds are healthy and any variation in coat or eye color do not generally seem to harm cats, apart from the deafness of blue-eyed white cats... which is undesirable but not lethal.

On the other hand, the blue eye color of the new Ojos Azules breed DOES seem to be caused by a mutant gene that is directly responsible for inevitably and immediately fatal birth defects in cat fetuses that carry two copies of the gene, yet it seems harmless to cats that possess only one copy. A cat with only one copy seems healthy and has beautiful blue eyes, but the feline offspring that carry TWO copies of this mutated gene have such severe skull defects that they are born dead. This is tragic, because the gene causes a nonwhite cat of any color to have beautiful cornflower blue eyes comparable to the Siamese eye color.
Clearly this Ojos Azules mutation may be a distorted variant of a gene vital for normal development, if it causes such drastic and fatal changes in a cat fetus. If the tendency towards birth defects cannot be bred out of the Ojos Azules breed, and the Ojos Azules mutation itself was investigated and categorized as a genetic disorder like sickle cell anemia/sickle cell trait, then the Ojos Azules breed cannot be categorized as a breed on it's own, but as simply another rare genetic syndrome.
It would be interesting to see what the function of the normal version of this gene is, and how it plays a role in fetal development.
I certainly regret that the Ojos Azules mutation could not become a new breed because of it's unfortunate tendency to cause birth defects. Perhaps if the mutant gene wasn't lethal in it's homozygous state (homozygous means possessing two identical copies of the same gene) it could be bred true and the Ojos Azules breed would be accepted.
The beautiful eye color of the Ojos Azules cats that only have one Ojos Azules gene would be most desirable. Pity that the mutant gene itself doesn't come without risk.

If there is an absolutely harmless gene that could create beautiful cornflower or sapphire blue eyes in a non-white, non-Siamese cat independent of it's coat color and WITHOUT the inherent dangers that the Ojos Azules syndrome causes, I wish that it would be found and bred true among the cat population. That hypothetical ideal blue-eyes gene that I wish would exist would be far superior to the Ojos Azules mutation and it also might not carry the risk of deafness that the dominant white gene has. Cat breeds
Saturday, April 9th, 2011
6:30 pm
Calling ALL Nielsen viewers and Chuck fans!
Please watch Chuck LIVE on NBC Mondays at 8pm for the west Coast, 7pm for the Midwest to help Chuck's ratings.
And DON'T change the channel to ABC, Fox, or CW midway through Chuck when it airs. It hurts Chuck's ratings when you change the channel to DTWS to see the results.

Besides, Dancing with the Stars is stupid, and House is already going to be renewed anyway.

Current Mood: anxious
Saturday, November 27th, 2010
6:43 pm
Tangled movie
Going to see Disney's Tangled on Sunday. Hope it's a really cool movie.

Current Mood: excited
Saturday, October 30th, 2010
4:52 pm
Viva Buymoria! Long live the nerd revolution! Halloween costume
I'm dressing up as a Nerd Herder ( from the TV series "Chuck") for Halloween! Viva Buymoria!

Current Mood: excited
Thursday, October 7th, 2010
6:54 pm
question about RP account making
Can anyone tell me how to make a roleplaying account for communities like Milliways? I have some ideas about some characters I want to roleplay.

Characters I want to roleplay are from the books of Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Ursula K LeGuin and Frederick Pohl. I also might want to roleplay some characters from Alan Dean Foster's Spellsinger trilogy.

Current Mood: curious
Thursday, April 30th, 2009
5:19 pm
Swallows have arrived
Yesterday, I was out birdwatching. The barn swallows have arrived in Kans

I have taken up birdwatching as a hobby. Not much else to say otherwise.

Current Mood: calm
Friday, March 13th, 2009
6:48 pm
bennu heron: Show me the evidence
I have heard that the prehistoric extinct Bennu Heron,(scientific name: Ardea bennuides) could be the basis for the Egyptian mythical Bennu phoenix. But I have not found any evidence on the Internet that this extinct species of bird ever existed beyond a footnote in the Wikipedia article of the Egyptian mythical bird.
Someone should have fossil bones and eggs of this bird. And there should be reputable scientific articles and research about how this extinct species of heron (related to the purple heron and great blue heron) lived. Where is the evidence?

Current Mood: curious
[ << Previous 20 ]
About LiveJournal.com