GerbilMechs 059 : First Biscuit

26Aug03 (Monthenor): School has started. Yay?

Inuyasha is back on Adult Swim, yippity skippy. And they're not even making us sit through the old episodes first. So now there is closure for the story line they uncerimoniously abandoned all those months ago...I don't care what your dubbing budget is, stopping your "season" one or two episodes from the end of a story arc is just mean.

I was seized this weekend by a powerful force of creativity. The long-dormant piece of my brain that deals with AMV creation suddenly woke up and bent me over my keyboard until early today. The result? Hot shit. Believe it, yo. Yes, it's a avi, but it's in Microsoft MPEG4 so even Macs should be able to play it.

26Aug03 (Monthenor): Yes, I'm an ass.


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Dear Nickelodeon Magazine,

I regret to inform you that I will not be seeking an extension of my Nickelodeon Magazine subscription. There appears to have been some mix-up with the address form: you sent the renewal notice to "[T]he Family of: Monthenor Gholket". In the renewal notice itself you speak to the "Gholket Family". I am neither the family of Monthenor Gholket nor the Gholket family. I am Monthenor Gholket himself, a 22-year-old computer science graduate student that lives in an apartment ninety minutes from the rest of my family. I have no children and do not plan to have any within the next five years. Also, I swear a lot.

I cannot remember ever signing up for a subscription in the first place and cannot imagine how you ever got my address. The myriad notices of my subscription's end are unnecessary, as I was not even notified that I would be receiving it. I doubt your sincerity (and your business model) in threatening to take away a magazine I never asked for and do not read. In fact, I triple dog dare you to allow my subscription to die an ignoble and unlamented death.

As sincerely as I can manage,

Monthenor Gholket