I've Been Thinking…

…And I’ve come up with a lot of ideas! Hey guys, it’s TheAndySan with pants. Yes, pants.

I haven’t been updating as much as I used to because I’ve had a lot on my mind lately. I’ve been thinking of my future and what I’ll be doing in order to make enough money  to support myself. In all honesty, I can’t support myself just working at Wal-Mart, at least not as a cashier. I could try to move up in order to make moAr money, but that would take too long and working at Wal-Mart isn’t what I wanna do long-term. Basically, Wal-Mart is my steady income until I can live off of making money from my websites.

My plan is to make several (probably no more than 10) websites of different interests of mine. Those sites’ll be my main sources of income, and I’ll still have this site up as my personal blog. I was gonna make these sites into social networks, but for simplicity’s sake, I’ll make them into a blog & forum combo. I’ll submit my stuff on the blogs and other members can submit their things on the forums. I’ll have ads mostly on the blog sections with some in the forums. I dunno how I’ll organize it, but I’ll get there when I get there.

If you haven’t already noticed, I’ve dramatically changed the look of this site. I got the theme from Dosh Dosh so kudos to you sir!! I don’t usually like 3-column blogs, but this one’s set up nicely so I think I’ll keep it around for awhile.

Well, I’m gonna go eat so I’ll see you guys later. Bye!

TheAndySan

P.S: It’s been 56 days since www.theandysan.com has been up and 28 days since www.spicymelon.com has been up. www.spicymelon.com is back up again, but I’m going to be retooling it so it might take a bit before I regularly update it again. Stay tuned!

A Funny Thing Happened To My Internets

Hey guys, It’s TheAndySan back in da house!!

Sorry about the absence. I had some problems with my Internets, but they’re fixed…for now…

Jon’s living with us again. I guess it’s back to sleeping on the couch.

Last week was fucking crazy. As you guys know, my truck broke down. I sold it to the guy to cover labor and I got $75 out of it. After I sold it, I found out that I could have sold it to a junkyard for wayyy moAr, even after towing costs.

Because of my transportation situation, my mom’s letting me use Jon’s moped. Honestly, It’s a really nice moped, but it’s been draining my money as of late. It cost me $88 to insure it for a year (amazing, but it still sucks in the short-term), $30-something for new plates and tags that expire in November (I really hope I’m not still riding it by then), $12 for a new chain & lock, $5 for an awesome screwdriver for when the fuse blows up every time I start it and I push the fuse holder into the other side of the tank, and $38 for a new back tire that went flat on my way to Ben’s house for Eights and Aces’ morning practice (I’ll be putting the video of that up as soon as I get the file). I’ll get the tire sometime this week (I’m guessing Wednesday) so my parents have been gracious enough to drive me back and forth to work in the meantime.

Despite all this crap happening, I think that a girl at work has a crush on me. Her name’s Jess and she’s been especially friendly to me ever since I talked to her after she handed chewing tobacco to a customer and they came through my line since they had more than 10 items. It seemed like the customer had a valid reason to purchase the chewing tobacco at an aisle besides the one that sells tobacco products. I called a manager over just in case, and it turns out that I was right; there’s only one aisle that a customer can purchase tobacco, regardless of how many items he/she is buying. So I handed it back to Jess and the customer didn’t want it so we both didn’t get canned. Hurray.

I haven’t asked her if she has a boyfriend/husband yet, so I dunno if she’s single. If she is, then I might have a chance. Maybe. Like I said, she’s been really friendly towards me and I’m pretty sure that she either doesn’t have a boyfriend/husband or is gonna break up with him soon. I’m kinda nervous since it’s been awhile since I last tried to ask someone out. In fact, the last time I was even close to having a relationship was back when I was in UU with the blazin’ Azns Paulette and Amanda.

In my previous post, I said that I’m planning on starting up another website. I’m still doing it, but I’m debating between two cameras, the Aiptek Action HD 1080p and the Sanyo Xacti CG-6. Both are affordable and are pretty good cameras for the money from what I’ve read online.

Well, I’m off to catch up on 6 days without an Internet. Catch ya laters!

TheAndySan

P.S: It’s been 54 days since www.theandysan.com has been up and 26 days since www.spicymelon.com has been up. I’m going to be retooling www.spicymelon.com so it might take a bit before I update it again. Stay tuned!

Originality? In My Anime?

Hey guys, it’s the Andy-San here to discuss something that I’ve come across while planning my next slog: anime originality.

I looked around a couple sites to kinda get a feel for how other people review anime, and all of the reviews were complaining about the lack of originality in [insert anime here]. The thing is, anime is very formulatic. It basically takes a known winning combination and adds its own spin to it. Take Love Hina for example. Sure, Ranma 1/2 and other old-school anime did it first, but I still love Love Hina. It took the pretty standard harem romantic-comedy and added its own take on it, such as the girls initially hating the main male character when in most rom-coms he’s the center of their attraction. Like I said, Ranma 1/2 already did that with Ranma and Akane’s relationship, but Love Hina upped the ante and had essentially all of the main girls hate Keitaro in the beginning and for awhile after that. If I had begun to complain about the lack of originality in anime, I would have sworn it off years ago and converted…to Islam (inside joke lol)!!

Anime is just like every art form in existance in that it’s continuously evolving; constantly changing what it was before while still retaining what it was originally. Take yourself for instance. You’re always moving forward with new life experiences. Those who refuse to accept this will live in misery forever. I know, I was there once. When I was living with my aunt, she sympathised my frustrations but didn’t do much to help me resolve them. That’s why I moved back in with my parents. Although they can be annoying at times, they help to keep me focused as well as resolve my issues.

So what does this have to do with anime? It’s simple really: anime has been the same thing since before it was even created, and that is human expression. While other animals may evolve into something smaller or grow wings, our greatest natural weapon, our consciousness, is reshaping itself much faster than physical evolution. Because of this, our methods of expression are changing as well.

Now with all this talk about change, where are the consistencies you ask? Well, we’re still on the same planet as we were billions of years ago (according to most). We were born as humans with two biological parents. What happens after that is our own individual evolution.

Wow, I really went off on a rant there, didn’t I? To sum it all up (and to bring us back on topic hopefully), Love Hina is essencially the evolution of Ranma 1/2.

As I’ve said earlier in this post, I plan on doing some anime reviews in slog form. Slog is short for sound log (kinda my take on how the word “vlog” was made) and it’s basically a podcast-of-sorts. The main difference between a slog and a podcast is that a slog is much shorter than a podcast. My slogs are around 5-8 minutes long while the average podcast is an hour or two or even longer.

Stay tuned for my upcoming anime review slog on Love Hina. Love & Peace!!

Andy-San