Archive for January, 2013

Teenage Dream

Posted in Uncategorized on January 24, 2013 by Sara Hammerzmith

Fittingly enough I have to do a Katy Perry title today.

Today was a good day. Not only because I’m starting to be done with my music business course, but also because this arrived in the mail today:

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Woho! Crashdiet’s new record and the brand new The Sims game.

The record was fine, I won’t say too much about it before I know if I’m gonna review it or not, and the game I haven’t tried out yet, but I will in a few days. A Few days? Why? Because, a few days ago, I got this from my mother as a late Christmas gift:

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It’s kinda shameful to admit, but even though how much I love The Sims, as I’ve told you so many time, I’m really bad at keeping up with the releases, both due to financial problems (meaning, my money goes to the trips instead) and also because they release so many on so short time that I barely keep up with it anymore. But now I’ve started to.

So tonight, I’m gonna try out Katy Perry Sweet Treats. Why I haven’t done it earlier? Because I used is a reward. If I did some schoolwork, I could play it. If not, then no playing. Else it would be no work and all fun. And it doesn’t really work like that today, does it? And of course, tomorrow I’ll tell you ALL about what I thought about it!

Anyway, Katy Perry’s calling for me! LATERS.

// Sara

Plans, plans,plans…

Posted in Uncategorized on January 23, 2013 by Sara Hammerzmith

That’s pretty much all we are doing nowadays, on the same time as I try to study. I’m not sure if I’m completly managing both.

We’ve finally decided the fate of the Crashdiet date – we are most likely gonna do that one without any sort of accomodation. After all, it’s not like we haven’t done it before. As a matter of fact, it will be the third country for me to have done it in. Will be rather exciting, I must say! The bus leaves relatively early on Sunday, and I guess the show won’t be over ’til 1-2 maybe anyway, so I think we’ll do just fine.

Italy and Lordi… well that one is starting to come together, piece by piece. We’ve decided what dates to do down there, and we’ve decided one hotel as well. Our next step will be to decide on the next hotels, checking up on trains before booking, and then book the hotels, planes, and concerttickets. But at least we’re finally getting this shit put together you know.

Bon Jovi is also somewhat set. We found out Sabaton is gonna play on Gröna Lund two days ahead of Bon Jovi, so instead of staying the whole weekend in Stockholm, we’ll go ahead instead and then go back home right after the show.

The festivals that are so far carved in stone this summer is Skogsröjet and Bang Your Head. We’re considering a few more, but for now, these are the one’s in “progress”. Skogsröjet always has awesome line-ups, this year holding bands as Twisted Sister and Lita Ford amongst other. Bang Your Head we were only originally doing for Lordi, but to my happiness, I noticed both H.E.A.T and Crazy Lixx are playing as well. Just made the festival so much more worth it!

I guess this is pretty much how our plans looks right now, and where in the progress they are. As you know, we are gonna try make this summer the best ever, so we have  A LOT of other plans for the summer, but that’ll be another story.

But yes. It’s 2 am and I have school tomorrow. So yeah, see yah!

NP: La Isla Bonita – Madonna
// Sara

I Believe We Can

Posted in Uncategorized on January 22, 2013 by Sara Hammerzmith

Yeah, I probably used that title quite a lot lately, but Phineas&Ferb’s basically all that’s on my mind lately. That and Creepypastain’ Gravity Falls. Or not really, it’s just Michelle that’s freaked out by it. Grunkle Stan has never been more intriguing!

But you know, while talking about how it’s gonna take years for us to gather the whole season one of Gravity Falls on DVD, I came to think about our upcoming travels, and about the future and about the site I write for. Thing is, as I stated earlier, I got so much new inspiration just because starting a new course, and that doesn’t only count for school, but also my work on the site I write for.

What kind of changes we wanna make, what kind of articles we wanna write… Michelle and I are brainstorming like freaks right now and we’ve come up with some pretty rad ideas. I’ll gather them all and present them to my boss later on with well-planned sketches.

I’m sorry that my blog entries has become so short and boring lately, I really don’t know what to write about. What do you wanna hear about? Seriously I need some advice here. I mean, I care like crazy for the new Grease-episode of Phineas&Ferb, but do you? That’s the question.

// Sara

We are Golden

Posted in Uncategorized on January 21, 2013 by Sara Hammerzmith

So, like I said. I’m not good with school, and the ironic thing is that right after I wrote this entry last night, I realized I had an exam in Music due today. Let me tell you this; I have never ever  read a book this fast, or written an exam this fast ever before. But I’m quite pleased with it, and might save the grade for me. Way to go there.

Tomrrow, I’ll begin a new course on my original course in Media and Communication, and this is my final semester. For some reason I’m excited about beginning tomorrow. It’s like it’s a new beginning you know? Like, alright, a new course, now we will set things off from scratch.

And not only with school, but with everything else. I figured I’d “man up” and start to take things more seriously, like, the Italy trip. I mean, instead of just sitting and watching and waiting, I should get to the point and start organize shit. Argo gave me some stuff he’d found, and figured I’d deal with it after school. Things are starting to work out with all the other people we’re going there with, and if it turns out as I hope it does, this is going to be nothing but bloody brilliant.

But yes. It’s schoolday tomorrow, and I’ve completly turned the day, so I figured I have to go to sleep like NOW or else I won’t get to school tomorrow. See you later.

NP: Grammofon – Getter Jaani

// Sara

La Isla Bonita

Posted in Uncategorized on January 20, 2013 by Sara Hammerzmith

I ended up on one of Madonna’s iconic tunes for some reason, in the middle of the night with Phineas&Ferb airing on the TV. And a hamster running in his wheel. Wow.

I’ve just finished writing down what books I need for the Journalists course I’m starting, and will soon enough do the same with the other course I’m starting on Monday.

While looking over my schedule, I realized I got each and every weekend ’til midst March booked up, be it concert or stable work or other things. Freaked me out a little, but I think I’ll manage. The most important thing is that I manage to fix school. In all honesty, I’m not very good with school, or more like, I have a hard time concentrate and get to the point to do anything. No, I don’t have a diagnoses or disorder, I just have troubles concentrate. Whenever I read in the schoolbooks, my mind always wanders off to “better places” I guess, and it’s usually at those points I come up with the best of our adventures.

But it’s not like that helps my case in getting my diploma, is it? Oh well. I closed my mysterybook for today, and will now check up on some courses I got on another university before retiring to bed.

NP: All I Have – The Veronicas

// Sara

Lil’ Ol’ Me

Posted in Uncategorized on January 18, 2013 by Sara Hammerzmith

So today I heard the first snippet from Lordis upcoming album “To Beast or Not To Beast”, or as I call it, “A.W.C.A” (Album Without a Cool Acronym). And…

Let’s just say it was quite sometime since I last snapped like this. Both me and Michelle listened to it together over Skype, and I pretty much went all “Hey, you ready for something?” and she was like “Yes” and then I played it.

And then we both snapped into clapping and IIIIH-ing like the disturbing fangirls we can be and just… fangirled. Then we started to talk about how much fun we’ll have in April when we see them (reminder to myself: Contact Argo immediately after you’ve written this!) because this era is going to be good, I got that hunch.

They got a new concept, new members, new fantastic costumes… and, looking at the statistics, this era should be good (in my taste that is). I’m so sure Italy is gonna be the biggest of blast, I mean, think about it! Roadtripping in Italy and seeing your favorite band hanging out with your best friends without any worries. Sure, I’m gonna leave in the middle of the time when I’m writing the big essay for my bachelors degree, but for some reason I can’t see myself worrying. Because it will be good.

We’re gonna have so much fun. And considering we might do a small stop in Germany on our way home to attend a certain convent makes it even better. This trip is sure gonna be something special.

Ironically, “Summer Belongs To You” with Phineas&Ferb just came on… of course it would. What other song would ever fit better to this?

And you gotta believe in something
So today I believed in you
And you came through, we made it
I’ve never been so proud
I know at first it seemed implausible
But we accomplished the impossible
Now there’s something that I’ve got to say out loud

Time is what you make of it, so take a chance
Life is full of music so you ought to dance
The world’s a stage and it is time for your debut
Don’t waste a minute sitting on that chair
The world is callin’ to you, just get out there
You can see forever so your dreams are all in view

Summer belongs to you!

The only sad part about this, is that there are plenty of people out there, even one I care very dearly for, that’s too busy bashing the band for what they do that the person is most likely gonna miss out on all this. And that sucks. But then again, what can I do?

Now, I should get to bed. And I must make sure to study and work hard now, to make Italy and this upcoming summer the best ever.

NP: Ain’t Got Rhythm – Phineas&Ferb (Sherman)

// Sara

Eien No Melody

Posted in Uncategorized on January 17, 2013 by Sara Hammerzmith

I get a real odd feeling when listening to Sailor Moon songs. I can’t even describe what it is, I guess it’s some sort of deppressive nostalgia that just shovels over me, and most certainly when I hear “Eien No Melody” as it was the first song I ever recorded myself singing, and I remember I loved this song so so much and was very disappotioned that this very episode, where Rei enter some sort of talent show or music show, never made it to Sweden, they just skipped the episode because Rei’s dubber didn’t want to sing or they didn’t want to translate the song, or something like that. I might be wrong though, I haven’t been on the “Sailor Moon on Swedish” sit for a long time.

As a matter of fact I went on it a few weeks ago for the first time in like 10 or 12 years. It was quite odd actually, to go back to the page that used to be my favorite when I was younger.

Yeah. It’s odd isn’t it? Whenever I went on the internet when I was younger, you know, the time when your internet was connected to the phonewires, I’d only use the internet to print pictures of Sailor Jupiter or Zoisite, or just printing pictures of anyone from Sailor Moon, Digimon and at some occasions, Pokemon. I remember I was at my grandparents using their computer once, and I was gonna show my grandfather who Sailor Jupiter was. Thing was the picture was SO HUGE and their modem wasn’t very fast, so it took about 30 minutes just to load a picture of Sailor Jupiter. If I recall right, it should be this one or someone similar to it.

I even remember how I learned the english word “Important”. I had been reading ahead of Digimon online, finding out Kari was Tai’s little sister, and I asked my mom how you said someone was important to someone, as Kari was important to Tai.

But yes. I was on one social network site, Kamrat.nu. But I only talked to Sailor Moon fans on there. I even had that huge picture of S. Jupiter on my page. God, those were the days.

Sometimes I see all the small, small pictures I have taped up on Ami, S.Moon, Minako or S. Jupiter on various locations in my room. If you’ve visited me, I doubt you’ve seen them, Minako is taped on the side of my door, meaning, you can only see it when the door is open. Ami is taped on the edge of the door, on the lower edge, close to the floor. Sailor Moon is right in the middle of the door, together with all the other nonsense on my door. And S. Jupiter… that one you’ll never find. Because she’s covered UNDER a Pokemon poster that is buried UNDER a couple of The Sims posters that are buried under a KISS poster that is buried under some clothing. So yeah, if you can bear yourself to dig into all this, you’ll find her. And you’ll also find my Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears posters too.

Like I said.

Those were the days.

// Sara

Made Me Realize

Posted in Uncategorized on January 11, 2013 by Sara Hammerzmith

So wow, not very much updated lately, huh? Well, I haven’t had much to say, and I don’t really do now either. I don’t know, fellow readers, what do you think I should do when I don’t have anything to write about? Review old Phineas&Ferb episodes? Review other series? Talk about old concertmemories? Tell me! I mean, I must keep you a little entertained, mustn’t I?

Either way, tomorrow I’m heading for a youths leaders course, so I’m really just blogging because right now I’m waiting for my recorded episode of Gravity Falls to end so I can make space on my recorder. I figured it could be wise to start collect Gravity Falls already now when it’s only like, five episodes out in Sweden. It hasn’t bee the easiest collecting 173 Phineas & Ferb episodes, but considering there is only 15 missing now, and 8 of them being recorded just on the wrong recorder, and 2 of them being unaired (Meapless and Norm Unleased). I’d say I did a pretty good job. I also think one of the episodes on my “not recorded list” is actually recorded, I just haven’t kept the record of it. Hah, see what I did there?

Considering we’ve reached “Norm Unleashed”, this leaving it like what, 8 episodes left on this season makes me fear a bit about “Meapless”. What if they ACTUALLY forgot Meapless?! Haha, that would’ve been hilarious. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Now I’m gonna erase “Emperors New Groove” from my recorder and go fetch “Nerdy Dancin'” and whatever part of “Unfair Science Fair” it was I had recorded. I need to make room for 4 hours tomorrow, minus the Gravity Falls episode I’m gonna get up to record myself, and the one I got recorded today.

//Sara

Happy Topsy Turvy Day!

Posted in Uncategorized on January 6, 2013 by Sara Hammerzmith

Well hello everyhopa!

Today’s the day we do the things that we deplore all the other three hundred and sixty four days!

You know I love the Hunchback of Notre Dame. So of course, as any other HoND (or perhaps even Disney fan?) I celebrate Topsy Turvy. So most of the day I’ve been listening to the soundtrack, reading my favorite parts of the book, listened to an audiobook and just been inhaling everything Hunchback. It was nice.

So. Why do I love the Hunchback of Notre Dame so badly?

I figured I’d dedicate an entry for that, I mean, it’s actually HoND’s day today, and if you can’t stand it, it’s just up to you to stop reading.

Well. I mean, we can go over the basics, like the incredible music written by my favorite Disney composer Alan Menken (And he’s also responsible for scores as Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, Pocahontas, Tangled, Home on the Range… Uh, Yes, that pretty much covers it) and lyrics written by Stephen Schwartz in a way… it just.

Look. There isn’t a single song that leaves you untouched. The Bells of Notre Dame tells you the story about how Quasimodo got into the hands of Dom Claude, and what he did to “get” or, “end up” with him. They way you basically see Dom Claude kick Quasis mother to death, and the fright in his eyes when he feels all the eyes of Notre Dame onto him. Maybe it’s just me, but I’m just feeling it. And when Clopin says “Who is the monster, and who is the man?” Well, DUH. Of course Quasimodo is the monster!

Next song is “Out There“.
I mean sure. I want to punch Phineas so hard for being so oblivious to Isabella. But the way Dom Claude right up front tells Quasimodo “You are deformed, and you are ugly” and that he’s a monster, it makes me wanna not punch him. But kill him. I haven’t before paid that much attention to what Dom Claude actually said until I had spent an all night writing an exam and watched the movie in the morning and those words just stood out. I remember I was eating pancakes, but I just dropped the fork and gazed.

How is it fucking possible? How can someone do that? “You are deformed, and you are ugly”. What the hell, who is Dom Claude to tell Quasi what he is? The fucking rage I’m feeling.

After this Quasi sings about his desires just to spend one day other there. It’s a beautiful tune, and at least the Swedish one, sings it with so much passion, that he really WANTS to get out of there. This one little wish.

This little wish, that comes true on “Topsy Turvy“. This song is joyful. Or is it? Nah, not really. They make it sound festive, the feast of the whores and bandits  and the feast where we’ll crown the most ugly person on the court. Which happened to be Quasimodo. It’s HEARTBREAKING to first see him SO HAPPY, The SHEER happiness Quasimodo shows at the end, when he’s crowned the king, after the people accepted him, even if it was as the King of Fools, and right after this, he is HUMILIATED by Frollo’s people at first, and then the rest.

God Help the Outcast” is the song that appears after this, and seriously. Always, when she says “God help my people, they look to you still” (okay, that doesn’t work, because she sings something completly different in Swedish) always tears me up. Or when she sits there and just.. pours it out. “I ask for nothing, I can get by”. Always tear me apart inside. Especially since this occurs RIGHT after Topsy Turvy.

Heaven’s Light”. This is at first a heartwarming song, about how Quasi feels for Esmeralda. This is the sweetest tunes, but becomes the most depressing one when Quasi sees Esmeralda and Phoebus kissing and repeates “No face as hideous as my face, was ever ment for Heavens Light” and the tears and he cries and tears the Heart of Ace’s into pieces. Once again, it may just be me, but it breaks my heart.

Now we’ve reached “Hellfire“. This, is my personal favorite in the entire movie, the villain song. Dom Claudes song about how he lusts after Esmeralda, and how much he wants her, but how he CAN’T have her because his religions tells him so. This song is what, 2 minutes, but it manages to tell the WHOLE story of Dom Claudes struggle, in a terrifying way. The music is so majestetic  and the Swedish voice actor makes it brutal. It scares me, it does.

So. “A Guy Like You“. That’s a sweet song. About how Esmeralda of course would want Quasi, I mean, a guy like him you just can’t meet anywhere. The stone figures really brings Quasi up. But wait. Can the stone figures actually talk? No. They can’t. And that’s why this other joyous song becomes so depressing, when you realize that this is all in his head. It’s himself, telling himself, that of course he’s better than Phoebus, or any other knight in a shining armor.

Court Of Miracles” is happening after this, and while that song is not really “sad” it’s on the other hand a bit brutal. I was quite surprised to see the joyful jester all of a sudden be so… insane. Bad, insane. “We find you totally innocent, which is the worst crime of all”  just makes you think of… gah, I don’t even know how to explain, but all the injustices you know. Many of the gypsies in his clan was killed for nothing, just as Esmeralda is about to be killed just because, yeah, nothing! Being innocent is the worst crime of all.

The Bells of Notre Dame Reprise” is the last song of the movie, and it happens right after the score “Into the Sunlight”, and that score always makes me cry out of happiness. Clopin asks you in the song, “What makes a monster, and what makes a man?”

And this is what makes the movie… just… sort of perfect.

What is it really, that makes a monster, and what makes a man?

In the beginning you are SO sure that Quasimodo is the monster, because, that’s what you’ve been told, that’s what Dom Claude says. But as the movie progresses, just as “Beauty and the Beast”, you realize, maybe Quasi isn’t the monster, after all. And it tears you up a little, that you actually thought for a second that Quasi could be the monster.

Uhm. Yes. This entry is now FAR over a thousand words, so I think I’m done ranting about it. But perhaps this gave you another understanding in why I find this movie so emotional, and perfect.

Now I’m about to head upstairs, and watch it. And cry.

// Sara

Blackout!

Posted in Uncategorized on January 5, 2013 by Sara Hammerzmith

Wow. This is just insane.

Look, DC and DXD have been weird all day showing these recent and rare episodes, such as The Doonkelberry Imperative, Sleepwalk Surprise and so on. It has fucked a lot with my head, so I was just about to go to bed, but I figured I’d watch this one last episode, just to see. And as I thought it’d be “Sci-Fi Pie-Fly” I put on the recorder, just in case.

And then I saw it.

This very screen.


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“Blackout!”.

Not only is this a previously unaired episode, but it’s also the ONE episode, THIS ONE episode, that officially makes Phineas & Ferb the longest running cartoon in Disney History. (At least what I’ve heard.) AND it’s the Season 3 finale. Season 3 is now over.

Oh my god. It was almost like a religious awakening seeing it. And I loved it.

But what I loved even more, was “What’d I Miss?” that it was linked with. Not only because of the A-Leaky-Faucet-Inator, because, for some reason I was more excited to see that one than the actual episode, but also.. FERBS CLOTHES. Oh my god. He looked so fancy. So… so… fancy. Take him, those clothes, and add about 8 years. Fuck. Yes.


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Okay. Before I get myself into trouble, I will just go over to Rule34 for a second and then go to bed.

// Sara