The Heretic And The Sunshine Award

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Eleven days ago I received a notification on my phone (Sorry for taking so long.) that I had received a comment on one of my posts from Carrie from Lady With A Truck, and that she had kindly nominated me for a Sunshine Award. One thing that I have to admit is that I am rather slow to respond these, especially with the current semester underway and trying to make sure I am on top of every assignment and reading that is thrown my way by my instructor/instructors. I also said it would be a while since I would come back to the blog, but I didn’t want to wait too long to respond and do all of the fun stuff that goes with receiving and passing on awards. Thankfully I am completely caught up on assignments, reading, and homework that I can do this without worrying about whether I might fall behind. Being ahead of the game has quite a bit of benefits.

I have also been busy with building up my home recording setup and gearing it towards something specific that I want to get started doing professionally. Making sure I have the gear I need, the software, and plugins. It hasn’t been the easiest of undertakings, but hopefully something that will pay off in the long run.

Things are gonna be a bit rusty for me, since it has been a while since I have written my last official post.

There are requirements with receiving this award: I have to reveal 10 little known facts about myself and then nominate 10 other blogs for the same award. Depending on how you see it, you might view the first half as torturous since I have a tendency to ramble on quite a bit. 

The 10 Unknown:

1. I have a tendency when dishes and silverware do not come out clean in the dishwasher, or look questionable, I will re-wash them. I don’t mean that I throw another soap packet in the dishwasher and run it a second time. I will literally fill up one side of the sink with hot water and soap, dump the silverware, plates, and glasses/cups in and begin to wash EVERYTHING by hand. My family has accused me of having OCD, but I just cannot handle when I see dinnerware coming out dirtier than when they have gone in. Whether or not I actually have OCD I couldn’t tell you because I do not know. If I take out a plate, cup, silverware when I am the only person sitting down to eat something I will wash what I used by hand and not place it in the dishwasher.

2. I have a love of old audio recordings. Usually in the form of old music and comedy/spoken word (especially old time radio shows). I couldn’t explain where it began or as to why I have this kind of love for this stuff as I have always loved audio since I was a kid. My father actually gave me two old reel to reel machines when I was around ten to twelve years old, which disappeared through time and moving around. I would love to be a music producer, but I think I would be just as happy doing audio archiving/restoration whether as a small business or working for something like the Smithsonian. 

3. I wouldn’t say it is THE biggest thing that I struggle with, but it is one that I do nonetheless. I have always struggled with words. From trying to word things for a podcast, lyrics, or even this post. I do not know what it is or why, maybe it is because I tend to overthink and have trouble either simplifying what I am trying to say or that I am self-conscious. Lyrics and podcasting are my two biggest hurdles, the podcasting seems like it just flows but that is actually editing and doing take after take. I even have been trying to apply what I learned in my communications/speech class, although find myself falling either into old habits or ad-libbing quite a bit.

4. I was raised a bit of a neat-freak. My bedroom/studio/office (Trust me! All three are the same place.) is well organized and clean. The only unorganized thing that I will allow myself in my room is my bed. Outside of that I do not allow any food, drink, smoking, or cat in my room. Don’t get me wrong, I love our cat, but because of the type of equipment I keep in my room I cannot have cat hair and dander getting on or in certain things. I have a tendency to freak-out when I go over to someone else’s house and they are either disorganized or very dirty. I sometimes want to brace myself against the walls until it is time for me to go (which I try not to do). I even have storage and hooks for practically everything from movies to games to books to equipment and cables. I try to keep as much floor space as possible.

5. I like going to the drive-in to see a movie, although it has been a long time since I have seen a movie at a drive-in. 

6. Because of how I have my priorities in life set, as well as how I view what is important to me; I haven’t dated anyone in twenty one years. Plus I am not really interested in the whole deal of getting with someone, settling down, have a family, and then retire. I like kids, I helped raise my nephew, but having children is not for me. I have been hit on three or four times in my life, even though I am not the most intelligent and debonaire individual on the planet. It usually goes over my head because I cannot decipher whether or not the person that is hitting on me wants something quick, likes what they see and hear on the surface, or if they even have a genuine interest. Given my current situation a relationship will only derail what I have been working hard for.

7. Unlike most people, a vacation to me is not traveling to a theme park or some fancy resort or trendy, upscale restaurant, or a big city. A vacation to me is seeing or experiencing something that isn’t normally around me. I love going to small towns, I love traveling those old roads instead of being stuck on the highway. Especially if they have a store that isn’t another department/retail store. Even things that might be unique to that town or place.

8. I am a research addict. Although it is not about every piece of knowledge that I am after. I love looking up things that interest me or that I might have a question about. Whether it is looking it up on a site, in a book, magazine, documentary, etc. I love looking things up. I love learning about how films are made and what inspired the writer or director to make a film or show, what inspired an author to write their book, a musician/songwriter’s inspiration for a song, as well as learning about the various tropes that they might encompass. History, things related to the profession/professions I am chasing, laws, etc. I think it has to do with the fact that I do not want to stop learning.

9. Unless I am teaching you how to play an instrument, use a piece of equipment, or show you how to do something I am not interested in telling anyone what to do, how to think, or what to believe. I have a firm belief in people making their own choices, letting them think for themselves, and coming to their own conclusions rather than have everyone agree with me immediately and by default. Unless it is something where everyone agrees that it is completely wrong (i.e. murder, rape, child abduction, etc.). Outside of that I am not interested in telling anyone what path in life they should follow. For example: I may think it is wrong for you to cheat on your wife/girlfriend/husband/boyfriend/significant other, but I am not going to tell you a damn thing. As far as I am concerned it is just too entertaining to watch you hang yourself. I live for the folly of the various dumb things my fellow human beings do (Schadenfreude!).

10. I am one of those people who literally freaks the fuck out if I am not punctual. I hate being late for anything. If I even think I might be a minute late I will totally sweat it. You might also want to take into consideration that if you tell me to come over to your house or another location at a specific time and you decide to space it and fucker off I am likely to leave a message carved into your front door or your vehicle. I might abduct your cat as well since it looks like it has been a while since you last fed it or gave it any attention. I am ALWAYS on time, nothing frustrates me more than putting other things that I need to be doing aside to meet up with you just to have you not show up, or make me wait past the allotted time we agreed upon to talk/discuss or work on something. I come from a  family of east coasters, be prepared to have an explanation for as to why you stood me up or made me wait to the point where I ended up having to leave because I needed to get something else done. If your reason comes off as not genuine I will see you as unreliable and not bother with you after a while, especially if you do this to me quite often. Being late or having my time wasted makes me irritable.

There! Now that you got to read information about me that you probably didn’t want to know it is time for my nominees.

My 10 Nominees: 

These are people whom I also have quite a bit of respect for as well. Including others in my blogroll.

1. My first nominee is one of my fellow gamers and friend over at Old School Game Blog. I won’t give his name since I haven’t received his permission to do so, plus he doesn’t use it when he posts. This gentleman has a very big passion for the Amiga that he has dedicated a good portion of his blog to. He is very up to date on everything related to Amiga and the various software and peripherals related to it. I have to admit that I have never owned a Commodore product in my life, especially since they were quite expensive at the time. Although thanks to him I am quite interested in learning more. It is also through him that I learned about the Raspberry PI.

2. Colleen (AKA Chatter Master) from The Chatter Blog is my next nominee. I like Colleen’s blog because it is very diverse in its content and how it represents her. It can go from what she is feeling or experiencing at the current moment, her thoughts on something, poetry, biking (it’s in her blog’s url), taking guitar lessons, stick figures, and many other facets. Colleen has also helped me on a couple of occasions when I needed some bike help.

3. I have to admit that I enjoy reading this next nominee’s blog with an evil bit of glee (although I am actually referring to one section in particular). Especially when I see those who make the mistake of running afoul of attempting to make this person either look stupid or flat out insulting them. Because I don’t think the person making the attempt quite comprehends what they are in store for when a response is heading in their direction. For those of you who do not know who I am talking about, I am talking about Red from The M3 Blog. Although this doesn’t mean that this is what her blog is predominantly about, there are a multitude of facets on The M3 Blog that is quite enjoyable. My favorite section (which I hinted at above) is the Friday Follies.

4. This next blogger that I am nominating is Missus Tribble from Wine And Roses From Outer Space. Missus Tribble has helped me on numerous occasion with attaining information in the UK/Britain when I couldn’t find what I initially needed when researching a subject for a podcast episode. She is also one of two people who are my go-to people for anything Doctor Who related when I do not quite understand something in particular. I have literally mispronounced her name as well as the name of her blog a couple of times on my podcast. 

5. My next nominee is Eric from The Warning Sign. Eric is definitely a movie-phile, and a fellow gamer. A lot of his reviews are of the various films he has watched. He has been trying, I think, to see every movie he can get his hands on. There have been quite a few times I learned about a movie through Eric’s reviews that I have had the chance to check out. 

6. Her blog rocks! Her name rocks! Read it! RRRRAAARRAAASAAUR!!!

7. My next nominee is the Queen Of Fractals. Of course I am referring to BuddhaKat. She writes about so much more, but it is definitely hard to ignore her awesome fractals.

9. If you have not heard of Shitfest then you need head over to The IPC and check it out. Don’t forget to check out Isaac’s film reviews. Another movie-phile with a penchant for exposing terrible movies as well. 

10. My final nominee is Somkritya who has to be one of the most eclectic bloggers I have come across. Poetry, stories, Insane Zone, and a whole lot more.

So there you have it! My nominees to receive a Sunshine Awards. If I have anything incorrect about you or your blogs I apologize up front. 

Have a great day everyone!

Back into hiding and being a college student.

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Net Neutrality

Friends, readers, fellow bloggers, podcasters, etc. I am posting this here on Words From The Heretic which I have copied over from my Senior Grumpy’s Verbal Cacophony because I want to make everyone aware to the situation as to what has just happened with the issue of net neutrality and how some greedy corporations managed to line the pockets of three judges to get rid of net neutrality that the FCC put in to place. I know I repeat this further down because I copied this directly from the SGVC post

I didn’t intend this type of post to be my last before I have to stop before school begins, but I really wanted to get this off of my chest and out there.

I apologize if my wording in my audio is incorrect and when I trip and stutter on my words because of how angry this particular issue has made me. Even if I am getting my information completely wrong. I tried to script this to keep a coherent thought and flow, but the more I thought on it the angrier I became.


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It seems that some greedy companies and whatever judges they can line the pockets of aren’t too happy not being in constant control of every aspect of the internet. So you can thank the following companies that are listed in the various articles below and the three dickhead judges who pretty much overturned and removed the net neutrality that the FCC had put into place. Because when you cannot readily control information you find ways to fuck over everyone from ever having access.

If this stays in effect this could easily hurt everyone in the entire scheme of things when it comes to the internet. It means corporations/companies can have a stranglehold on what you have access to. If a website has not fallen in line with the business outline for the ISP, they can block all access from users to that particular site or service. 

Thankfully there are those, even corporations, as well as many others who want to keep net neutrality in place.

The Cracked article I mentioned:

http://www.cracked.com/article_19268_5-ways-your-telecom-company-screwing-you.html

Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Net_neutrality

THE VIDEOS:

 

THE ARTICLES:

http://fcc.us/1ap0h2o

http://wrd.cm/1kQ1WCM

http://bit.ly/1aZMkrK

http://bit.ly/1eKh0zP

http://abcn.ws/1m7m9aF

http://buswk.co/1dJbLCo

http://bit.ly/1aBjj9b

http://bit.ly/1amZLFg

http://bit.ly/1j5VN9d

http://bit.ly/1ic13YA

http://bit.ly/1eWbZ9z

http://tcrn.ch/1bbaQWU

http://tcrn.ch/1e3ELBk

http://tcrn.ch/1cI8nmA

http://tcrn.ch/1h4iV3P

http://tcrn.ch/1eWcj8k

 

THE PETITIONS:

http://bit.ly/1mplLo4

http://1.usa.gov/1cqLILs

http://bit.ly/L7vSjy

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Upcoming Semester

It is that time again where I must stop all current projects and prepare for the upcoming semester. 

I must say that these past two months have been pretty productive for Words From The Heretic. I wish I could’ve gotten to my other intended projects. Unfortunately I couldn’t get to too many of the projects I had intended to get to and work on, but time can be a fickle mistress. As well as some other things that have distracted my time and attention.

With this new year just starting I am hoping to get a jump on where I need to be with school as well as where I want to be professionally.

For my older readers and friends I thank you for sticking around and reading what I have to post. As well as allowing me to read a lot of what you have to say and feel on your respective blogs, and hope this new year turns and remains for the positive for you. For those who I haven’t seen or read from in a long while I also thank you too and hope your new year is very positive.

For those of you new readers and subscribers I hope you get the chance and go back and read all of the other posts that I have written on this blog that has been part of my push towards thinking positive and enjoying the things that make me happy in life. I know not every thing is all sugar and honey in posts, but I still try to push towards that direction.

I wanted to do this giant best-of post that encompassed every section of this blog for a final post before stopping, but right now between trying to get setup and ready for the next semester as well as transportation arrangements. 

I will post once in a while on Ocular, but I think I am done with doing the audio diary portion of that blog. So I will just concentrate on normal posts when or if I can get to doing them. Provided anyone is interested in the updates of what goes on during the semester.

 So here is hoping that I can manage to pull myself up and on my own two feet. As well as being able to forge a new path for myself in life and not feel like a loser.

Here is hoping everyone gets what they want and need in life.

Here is hoping that everyone doesn’t get taken advantage of, used, screwed over, or swindled.

Here is trying to remain positive and not let the negative things get to all of us. 

Not letting insecurity, self-doubt, or what some asshole has to say about you allow you feel like you are worth less than anyone else in the world. 

I am The Heretic.

Take care.

Before I shut the lights and close the door behind me, let us say it together.

I’m bad, and that’s good.

I will never be good,

and that’s not bad.

There’s no one I’d rather be than me. 

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Banana In A Nutshell

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Banana In A Nutshell

“Banana In A Nutshell” is a documentary about Roseanne who is a first generation Chinese New Zealander and the enormous hurdles her and her New Zealand boyfriend had to overcome just to get married. She also manages to delve into the stigmas that a lot of Asian families have about their children dating outside of their culture, giving a very clear explanation.

I actually stumbled on this movie through Hulu. I have to admit that it was the film’s odd title (which is explained during the film) that had caught my attention, as well the above image of the cover. As well as the film’s trailer (I like that Hulu has this option).

I cannot say I know what it is like to be in anyone’s shoes, let alone comprehend, what it is like to go through the various stigmas of others and their narrow-minded judgements towards interracial couples. Even after watching the documentary I still cannot claim that “I know”. I actually don’t because I have never gone through what a lot of these people, including the documentary’s filmmaker, have gone through. I can say that what I did take away was an understanding of what they go through. The documentary touches upon the possible outcomes of what might happen if the couple aren’t accepted by the girl’s parents. From being shunned from the family, as well as possibly breaking away from the family if the relationship isn’t approved of.

I actually enjoyed “Banana In A Nutshell” quite a bit. I think mostly because although you are seeing Rosanne’s reservations and worries as to what might possibly happen if her and her boyfriend aren’t accepted by her parents but it is boyfriend Stephen whose upbeat and rather positive attitude shows in the confidence that it will all work out. Mind you, he has to go through quite a few large hurdles to get the approval of Rosanne’s parents so he can marry her.

Herculean definitely doesn’t cover it, colossal would be about right for what these two (as well as many others) have gone through just to be with one another.

As I said, I really liked the film. It was definitely intense in what the couple was going through just to get married, but I think how it led up to its rather happy ending made it all worth watching. I do like a bit of the suspense before the film allows you to know how things turned out.

I think the sad thing is that in this day and age there still lingers the stigmas and hatreds towards race and marriage no matter the culture. Amongst many other topics and issues.

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Unicorn City

Unicorn City

Unicorn City

An out of work gamer convinces his friends to gather together for a new roleplaying experience that he is using to prove to a potential employer that he has leadership skills. As well as try to get one up on his nemesis.

I kept seeing the cover for this movie on Hulu and Netflix, but didn’t really know what the film was about, and ended up passing it by most of the time. I actually stumbled upon the trailer for the film while checking out the trailer for another roleplaying related film (“Zero Charisma”). So after watching the trailer I knew this film was for me.

The best way I can possibly describe “Unicorn City”  is that it is kind of like the roleplaying equivalent of “Moonrise Kingdom” with a bit of the attitude from “Field of Dreams” (the whole “If you build it…” idea). Mostly in delivery, not so much a mirror to “Moonrise” in plot or character development. It kind of has the same charm except instead of kids it is grown adults LARP-ing in the middle of the woods, with each of the characters having their kind of quirkiness about them. In a way the movie is also a bit of an underdog kind of story, except it relates to role-players. The movie could also be seen as a possible origin story for how LARP-ing (Live Action Role Playing) started in a small way.

I really enjoyed this film, especially since I am an ex-gamer and I used to LARP. It is kind of the nostalgia factor for me, but also a bit of a laugh at myself in a good way. I thought it was a lot of fun as well but I am unsure if I can suggest for everyone, it doesn’t use too much of the roleplaying language that no one would get it. I think for those who have never experienced roleplaying outside of video games might have trouble digesting the movie. Although I could be proven completely wrong. It does take itself a little too seriously, but does it in a funny and good way.

My favorite scene was when the main character and some friends are in the woods trying out his new roleplaying idea and his brother is helping to play a dragon. The creative (although simplistic) way they went about it was a lot of fun to watch, especially when they used a pop-bottle rocket to portray casting “magic missile”. That scene was awesome.

I really liked the movie’s ending as well, it was pretty cool. I definitely won’t give it away in case anyone who either knows nothing about roleplaying or isn’t into it wants to give the movie a shot.

“Unicorn City” is another film based on roleplaying that does get it right, and doesn’t manage to alienate its target audience. At least that is how it seemed to me. It could definitely be put up there with the really great films like “The Gamers” series of films by Dead Gentleman Productions. I thought the film was definitely funny as well as smart.

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I Am Happy, You Are Happy

I know it has been an incredibly long time since I have written a post about whatever music or musician I am currently listening to. So I figured why not ramble on about something that has caught my ear and that I have been listening to on repeat on quite a few occasions, because as I have said before once something has caught my ear I am obsessed with it until I manage to get a copy of it for myself and listen to it until I burn out, and then go back for more punishment.

I know some of you are waiting for me to get in touch with my more “metallic” side, but that might be a while before I venture back down that road again. Plus I am enjoying discovering and listening to new things, even if they are only new to me. I love the “metallic” stuff, but still do not want to talk about it just yet.

Kate Micucci

Kate Micucci

Let me start this post off by saying that if you are looking for either gossip or for me to go on about this particular individual’s personal life you definitely came to wrong blog. When it comes to music that is pretty much the only thing I really give a shit about. I will talk about what directed me to the music, why I like it, and pretty much waveringly stick with that. I say “waveringly” because I am pretty self-aware that I tend to ramble, but usually stick with the topic. 

Now that we’re clear and that is out of the way.

I must admit the first that what drew me to Kate’s music was an episode of “Raising Hope”. I am aware she was on “Scrubs”, but even during that show’s original run I never paid it no mind. I forget which episode it was on “Raising Hope”, but I know it is the one where Shelley is singing to the dogs in her daycare. I couldn’t help but laugh when I heard the lyrics, and the timing of how the vocals sat on top of the music she was strumming out of her ukulele. Thanks to this particular episode I was curious as to whether or not Kate had any recorded music released or if it was just “part of the show”. Thanks to Wikipedia (as usual) I found out that she had released a couple of E.P.’s as well as having a group called Garfunkel and Oats. So to Amazon I fle…clicked on over, pretty much downloaded both Kate’s solo E.P.’s; “Songs” and “EP Phone Home” and the Garfunkel and Oats stuff.

KateMicucci SongsEP

After listening through everything I really enjoyed the solo stuff, but really couldn’t get into the Garfunkel and Oats stuff. Yeah the Garfunkel and Oats songs are pretty funny, but I just couldn’t stick with it musically. The E.P.’s pretty much ended up on constant rotation throughout this last semester during my bus rides to and from school. I think the big reason I like Kate’s solo E.P.’s more than the Garfunkel and Oats stuff is the fact that the songs on the E.P.’s also have a bit of a Sunshine Pop flourish to them, especially since I like Sunshine Pop quite a bit, as well as some folky elements. Just something about Sunshine Pop that keeps some days from being boring. I also like the songs that are introspective as well. 

I think the other reason I like Kate’s solo music is because she reminds me of an American version of Ayano Tsuji. It is the acoustic instrumentations that are kind of like Ayano, but Kate definitely has a style of her own. The one song that I definitely cannot get enough of is “The Happy Song”, it has been one of those songs I throw on when I need a boost in my day. It is just a fun song that ends a bit silly, which I can dig.

KM EPPH

I also like the meter at which her vocals sit on top of certain songs, especially the happier upbeat tunes. They just sound like a lot of fun, plus a lot of the time I end up hearing them in my head when I get the urge to want to grab both E.P.’s again and just throw them on repeat. I really enjoy a lot of the wordplay in the lyrics, whether they are about something to when they get introspective or when they are just a bit of childlike fun. In some ways it makes you feel like a kid again. 

Favorite songs are: “The Happy Song”, “Dear Deer”, “Walking In Los Angeles”, “Just Say When”, and “For My Dog Jack”.

There! Hopefully I wasn’t too rusty, and this wasn’t too painful to read!

UPDATE

Since I stupidly forgot to include some of Kate’s songs so people can get a taste of how awesome her songs are. Plus this my blog damn it! I will post late, even if it is my own fault that I forgot to do it the first time.

First we’ll start with this cool video!

Walking In Los Angeles

This awesome video!

Dear Deer

And my super-happy favorite!

The Happy Song

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My Name Is Earl

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My Name Is Earl

“My Name Is Earl” is a sitcom about a hoodlum who ends up changing his ways after winning the lottery, getting hit by car, and then having the winning ticket somehow make it back to him after the fact. With his brother in-tow Earl sets out to correct all of the wrongs he has done by making a list of everyone he has screwed over and crossing them off only when he has done right by them.

I recently just got into this show. I wasn’t able to watch this show when it first aired to its cancellation, but I can take a few stabs as to why it was cancelled, although I feel that it would be speculation on my part. 

The show is pretty much the predecessor for “Raising Hope”, even though the latter show began airing in the middle of portion of “My Name Is Earl” run. Like “Hope” I like this show for pretty much the same reasons. Puns, malapropisms, and various moments that make you laugh so hard it hurts. Although the end of some of the episodes reminds me a bit like “Vicar Of Dibley”, not so much the jokes but how they end are slightly similar.

Characters:

Earl

Earl

I don’t know which I find funnier, the moments where Earl awkwardly attempts to help those he has wronged that doesn’t start out as he expects, or the flashbacks that show the circumstances that started it all. I like that no matter what he is going to finish his list even while adding those who were caught in the wake of some of the situations he is trying to correct with those he is currently trying to help by doing right by. 

 

Randy

Randy

Randy is Earl’s brother as well as accomplice when he was performing all of the horrible things he used to do. Randy is basically Earl’s Lennie (from “Of Mice and Men”). Doesn’t have a lot of common sense, but what he currently lacks (I say currently because of him being on the same path that Earl is walking with the list) he makes up for by having a pretty big heart. Although it is the moments he tends to throw common sense out the window that I find pretty funny. The one moment that caused me to yell “FUCK!” in frustration was when he didn’t hook up with Catalina. I chalk that up to typical Hollywood bullshit that is ever prevalent. It is really hard to pick a favorite moment with Randy as there are so many funny ones to choose from.

 

Catalina

Catalina

Catalina is a refugee who escaped from south of the border (they have kept her place of origin very vague, but it definitely isn’t Mexico) via being put in a shipping crate after killing her mother out of self-defense. She also works as a hotel maid/housekeeper and as a dancer/stripper. She is definitely my favorite character the show, especially her attitude. I love a lot of her comebacks when Earl’s ex-wife insults her a lot of the time. Although what I said above about her and Randy hooking and then having it get screwed over frustrates me, it would have been an awesome middle-finger to the status-quo. 

 

Joy

Joy

If there was ever a female to completely hate it is definitely Joy (it means the actress who portrays her is doing a good job). Earl’s ex-wife, partner-in-crime, who feels she is owed everything and will pretty much screw over anyone to get what she wants when she wants. She is kind of like an evil version of Virginia from “Raising Hope”, she also has tendencies of malapropisms. There are moments when her bitchdom does work in her favor; like when the husband of the couple who decided to park their double-wide RV next to her mobile home, while she was on meds, and throw a beer can at one of her kids in which she decided to go over and politely notify them that she is going to stop taking her meds. I keep waiting for Catalina to kick her ass every time she puts her down and the fact that Catalina works as a maid. Because serious! I’ve known girls like Catalina, not one of them would’ve been above kicking Joy’s ass. Favorite moment was when Earl went to prison and she agreed to help his brother Randy, when she told Randy “Now, if we can just get you stop walking around with that shirt like a big-headed, hillbilly Linus”.

Whoever created that alignment chart definitely had Joy correctly pegged as Neutral Evil.

Darnell

Darnell

Darnell (AKA “Crab Man”) is the guy Joy cheated on Earl with and ended up marrying when he decided to take responsibility for the child he and Joy had. I think in some respects he feels bad for screwing over Earl, and is usually willing to help offer actually input that helps. I think it is funny that Darnell has to actually keep his true identity secret, he plays things like he is an idiot but is genius smart. He had the option to not have his fingerprints removed from his hand but federal agents didn’t explain that until after he had went through with it. I like the moments when he explains things correctly, but no one really listens to what he says at times. 

 

 

Conclusion:

It is too bad “My Name Is Earl” was cancelled. It is definitely a damn funny show. As for whether or not will ever complete his list or whatever actually happens we’ll never know. 

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