IT WASN’T OUR CAT!!!…

Remember that cat I talked about like a week ago?…

I thought it was my cat, Tang…It wasn’t…:(…

But we got his vaccinations and worm medicine (It was cheaper to get him the medicine than have him analyzed, and it’s banana flavored, which cats apparently like)…

My family still refers to him as Tang, (Sometimes intentionally adding air quotes), but I call him Entei…Because it’s disrespectful to the memory of Tang to just name him Tang…

I swear though, this cat apparently started showing up to neighbors (who have been feeding him) since just after Tang left…We looked at side by side comparison pictures of his face dead on, and he looked exactly like Tang…

But then we find out he wasn’t chipped…Which, maybe you could say the adoption center may’ve made a HUGE oversight with…But then…A cat can’t unneuter himself…:’)…

So, that’s how we found out Entei wasn’t Tang…Entei is now apart of the family, but he’s still warming up to everyone and hates us and is in defense mode…

But it’s okay…We now have 3 cats with very distinct personalities…lol…

That’s all, later dino…

Comparing WWE with typical Storytelling

How long’s it been since I last posted?…Curses, I had nothing to read!…Hopefully, one day I’ll have a group of people who freak out if I don’t post for a few days…(HEY, IF ANY OF YOU WHO MIGHT READ THIS ARE LIKE THAT, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT YELLING AT ME FOR NOT POSTING, IT’D MAKE MY WORLD!!!)…

So, professional wrestling has a soap opera-like storyline format, which is where the commonly used sentence, “WWE is basically a soap opera for males” comes from…It basically is…The storytelling is almost entirely character based…Like each wrestler has his or her own story or lore and it’s constantly colliding with the story of other wrestlers…

It’s not THAT much different from something like an anime or video game with characters that have backstories…Just the fact that we can see the entire history, because most of it’s been on screen…That wasn’t always the case, not all professional wrestling is televised…But everything that’s directly connected or relevant to the storylines of today in WWE, you can find everything…

The Undertaker, for example, is a character who’s major storyline for 9 straight years, was his 21-1 WrestleMania undefeated streak (The streak ran for 23 years, but it only became the primary prey for the first time at WrestleMania 21)…But while that was an Undertaker storyline, each year was a different tale…

A brief run-down…WrestleMania 21 was Randy Orton vs. The Undertaker, for Undertaker’s 13th decision…Randy Orton had a story of his own…For months, he had been taking down former WWE (In their time, WWF) veterans, calling himself the Legend Killer…In that time (Give me some slack, I might not have the order of events and legends defeated spot on), he had defeated Mick Foley, Shawn Michaels, Sgt. Slaughter, Kamala, Roddy Piper, you get the idea…

Undertaker was his next target, and to conclude a great match, a cocky Orton attempts to use Undertaker’s own finishing move against him, which Undertaker flips it into the Tombstone Piledriver, to pin Orton for the 3 count…It should be duly noted that while Orton failed to beat the streak, he did continue his feud with The Undertaker, and ultimately won the feud…

I was going to leave it at that, but it seems like a good moment to mention that Randy Orton’s father, Bob Orton, became directly involved with their feud…Bob Orton is a former wrestler with a long history that goes back to the 70’s, having wrestled in many different promotions (Up to the 90s, in professional wrestling, those were known as the territory days)…Also, should be duly noted that these are wrestlers who started in 3 very different time periods…I didn’t even think about that before I used this as an example…

So, that’s the basic gist…It’s honestly only different from other works of fiction in how it’s presented as an unscripted sport, with more personified characters and more potential for emotional investment…

All the characters in most shows have histories and backstories, but these are typically explained, alluded to, or shown in flashbacks…There’s typically one major character that we see everything important from, whether plot-related or backstory related…And that can extend to a few characters, sometimes…

Just something I was thinking about…I wanna do comparisons between wrestling booking and booking other shows, next…While it’s still WrestleMania Season…But I think I’ve done all the writing I can focus on for now…Hope someone enjoyed this…

Wrestlemania’s coming up!!!…

I am a long time wrestling fan…I don’t watch too much outside of WWE, anymore, but I still try to keep up with everything to a degree…

Looks like a pretty awful card for WrestleMania 33, but I decided I want to make the best of it and do some fantasy booking…Maybe I’ll dedicate a blog post to this every month…Not expecting people to read it, but it’s nice to be able to look back on it, myself…Skipping matches that I either haven’t followed well enough to know what’s going or I wanted to give a bit more time to before making a choice…

  1. Raw Women’s Championship:  Bayley (c) vs. Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax
    1. Sasha plays dirty…
    2. Bayley wins by beating Charlotte…
    3. Sasha will cause the victory, likely hitting Charlotte with her Bankrupt, or having Charlotte locked in the Banks Statement before Nia interrupts her and Bayley capitalizes…
    4. Sasha will be happy for Bayley, and as time goes on, the subtle heel moments will intensify as she starts bullying Bayley, leading to their eventual feud…
    5. Alternatively:  Sasha capitalizes on Bayley’s move, and it somehow qualifies as a full heel turn, despite it being a Fatal Four Way and every Woman for herself…
  2. The Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns
    1. Annual Tombstone kick outs happen…
    2. Roman is Chokeslammed through a ringside table…
    3. Taker kicks out of the Superman Punch multiple times, as well as the Spear at least once…
    4. Roman kicks out of a Last Ride…
    5. Undertaker DOES come up with the clean win, after a fourth Tombstone, to the shock of everyone who believed that Roman was going to retire Undertaker on a loss…
    6. Alternatively:  Roman wins after resorting to something heelish…Maybe a Superman Punch with Brass Knuckles, or a subtle Low Blow…
  3. WWE Championship:  Bray Wyatt (c) vs. Randy Orton
    1. Luke Harper gets involved…
    2. Randy attempts the Punt…
    3. Hard prediction:  No RKO kickout…Sister Abigail, one kick out, max…
    4. Bray, distracted by Harper, takes the RKO and the loss…
    5. Alternatively, Harper distracts Orton, who gets hit with the Sister Abigail and takes the loss…
  4. Shane McMahon vs. AJ Styles:
    1. Shane goes through one of the stage-side announce tables…
    2. Shane kicks out of the Styles Clash…
    3. AJ wins a hard fought match, decisively…
  5. WWE U.S. Championship:  Chris Jericho (c) vs. Kevin Owens
    1. Hard Prediction:  No dirty tactics from either man…
    2. Jericho will lock on the Walls of Jericho twice…
    3. Jericho will lock on the Lion Tamer once…
    4. Jericho will hit the Codebreaker twice…Both failed pinfalls…
    5. Kevin Owens will hit the Codebreaker once…
    6. Jericho kicks out of a Pop-Up Powerbomb…
    7. Kevin Owens wins after a Pop-Up Powerbomb…
  6. WWE Universal Championship:  Goldberg (c) vs. Brock Lesnar
    1. Brock becomes the first in recognized history to kick out of the Jackhammer…
    2. Very few non-finishing moves, if any, happen…
    3. Brock wins a short, clean victory…

Quick Predictions:

  • Intercontinental Championship:  Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Baron Corbin:  Baron wins clean…
  • 2017 Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal:  Braun Strowman wins, if he has no match…
  • WWE Raw Tag Team Championship:  The Club (c) vs. Enzo & Cass vs. Cesaro and Sheamus:  Club wins dirty or by capitalizing on someone else’s finish…Ces and Sheamus don’t break up…
  • Cruiserweight Championship:  Adrian Neville (c) vs. Austin Aries:  Neville wins dirty…
  • Smackdown Women’s Championship:  Multi-Women Match:  Carmella wins thanks to Ellsworth…
  • Mixed Tag:  John Cena and Brie Bella vs. Miz and Maryse:  Bellena win…

I think that’s everything…

One Step:

I had a bunch of toy dinosaurs when I was younger…Most of which went missing over time…I used to play this game, it was fun the first time, but the other times were really boring…I didn’t really care what people thought of me, so I was the only one who could really get into it…It was called “One Step”, which is a much better name than what I called it when I was younger, “One Step Dinosaur-Kill”…

The rules:

  1. Each player takes turns picking dinosaurs out of what I had (a lot)…
  2. Both players arrange their dinosaurs in their base…The bases would have no real purpose other than where we’re setting out dinosaurs up…
  3. Every turn, a player can move one dinosaur one-step in any direction (For some reason, we would always say “one step”, but that wasn’t necessary)…
  4. If your dinosaur is close enough to an opposing dinosaur (one-step distance, which I’m sure was calculated fairly), you could kill…
  5. Flying dinosaurs could fly forward and attack the first opposition it crossed…I don’t think there were limits…I was like 7, and while I realized how broken this was, I didn’t really think about putting a limit on it…
  6. The game was over once every dinosaur on one side was dead…(There was no differentiation between herbivores, omnivores, or carnivores, though big dinosaurs could get away with moving further)…Or when my friend gets sick of it and decides he doesn’t want to play anymore…(u_u)…
  7. Game is perfectly fair and balanced…
  8. If you disagree, you’re a liar…

I think I remember trying to play this like 3 times…I have a huge backyard…There’s a large field of grass, which then changes to dirt, we’d play in a large circle in the dirt (I once thought having a bigger playing field would be more fun, how wrong I was)…

Oh the fun we hadn’t…

Bored…I wanna leave…

I do wanna leave the state…But I think, for now, just going for pizza will do…Been out of work for a while, though…Waiting on my refund…Gonna go for pizza when I get that…

There’s a pizza place near my house that has cartoonish looking pizza…I always associated it with the pizza from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (First cartoon)…Minus the disgusting toppings…

It’s very distinct from other pizza, in my opinion…It’s called Andy’s pizza, it’s in Pennsylvania and that’s as detailed as I’m getting…If you happen to be in Pennsylvania and happen to see an Andy’s Pizza, go in there…Get pizza…

When I was really young, I loved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles…Was one of my favorite things…So, these turtles like pizza, we know this, they also like disgusting things…But one thing that didn’t immediately seem disgusting was anchovies (I think that is still grammatically correct, but it is a bit fishy, so I don’t know, also, not sorry)…

So I decided I wanted anchovy pizza…My parents got it for me one day…It was disgusting…

What the hell, I don’t care if you’re a turtle, you’re sick for liking anchovies…

That’s all…later, dino…

Found my cat, yesterday…

I didn’t find him, someone else did…He got out like a year ago, and we’ve been unable to get him, despite knowing that he was in the area (neighbors have been feeding him)…During the snowstorm, one of my siblings’ friends found him wandering, and with assistance, were able to grab him…

He’s alive, we’re trying to set up a vet appointment for him…He’s aggressive, which makes sense, whether he’s mad he’s back indoors or whether he actually went through some crazy events out there…He’s currently in the middle of our small downstairs bathroom…hissing at anyone who so much as leans in to wash their hands…lol…

That’s all…later, dinos…

I followed my own blog…

It was crazy…I didn’t even remember doing it…

I just unfollowed it…It’s not that I’m opposed to following myself or friending myself…I used to talk to myself on AIM occasionally…And I think on MSN, too…

But I didn’t remember doing it this time, so I decided to unfollow myself…

I’ll miss me, but I totally understand where I’m coming from with this removal…