Sunday, November 29, 2009

Total Waste

This is a t-o-t-a-l waste of a perfectly good post, but I could've deprive you readers of this ah-mazing (if I do say so) picture I just drew with Paint.

Tweet Tweet!

A new method of stalking has risen... via TWITTER! No, I don't have one, and I don't think JJ does either. But even if we did, we probably wouldn’t give it out :) Sorry!

Anyhoo, if you go to Melinda Shankar's Twitter page/profile/thing, you see that her background is a picture of the Season 8 Degrassi cast. That picture is my desktop background! Every time my grandfather looks at it, he's like, since when do you go to "Degrassi Community School"? Oh, I love my senile old-ilocks!

THANK YOU 4 all ur kind messages this week. I'm glad we can finally discuss life's vexing questions, namely, "Why can't Ellie keep a man?"
^ Stacey Farber, guys and dolls! She is so flipping awesome I LOVE HER but not as much as JJ does! ^
Ellie Nash also has a Twitter page/profile/thing, but it's rarely updated. But I still love it. "Spinner, rule No.1 of puberty: Shower every day." Ha-ha!

Dude, all the DCS students have Twitter pages/profiles/things!! Oh boy, I am going to be sitting here for a while!

I am not pleased. On Sav's page it says:
@Spinner_Mason dude, you have a gay photo, i pray you change them!
I'm not a Tweet-er, so I'm not sure if that was from or to Spinner, but doesn't Degrassi teach that "gay" is not a synonym for stupid?? Uh, hello, MARCO and uh, RILEY?!

Stefan Brogren! "Is in editing...again. Almost on a lock for our new degrassi movie." Three beautiful words. New. Degrassi. Movie. JJ, I smell another screening part-ay!

Cassie Steele! Classic Degrassi. And she went to Mani's! I read about that in a book, it's supposed to be ah-mazing.

AHH Adamo Ruggiero went to see Lady GaGa last night! I am soooooooo jealous to the nth degree!

Annie Clark is following Lea Michele. My day just got brighter. She's a GLEEK! Like me! We have something in common!!! You're all jealous ;)

Jamie Johnston's band, SoundSpeed, is now of hiatus. I love that word. Hiatus. Hiatus. Hiatus. Okay, I'm done.

Aislinn Paul has one, but she never uses it. But I feel bad about not having anything remotely awesome to say about her, so... I love her name :) Aislinn FTW!

"So I lost a bet and got my legs waxed today. I think I would rather write a kafabillion word essay than do that again" -Samantha Munro. Ha-ha, Anya, if I ever meet you I WILL bring wax. D-I-E! L.O.L. Kidding! You're on Degrassi, I love Degrassi, and I love youuu!

Oh, Landon. Same Twitter pic as the YouTube pic? You disappointed me. Ha-haaaazz.

Argiris Karras' page/profile/thing has a background that is his face. But if you look at the very top, you see the cast's faces. I posted that picture a while ago, surf around the blog if you want to see it again. You know you want to.

Lauren Collins: "inspired, organic, epic. all words i HATE for their over indulgent use. cannot help but apply all of them to gaga. her brilliance is sick." I can t o t a l l y relate! Those words are totally cliché, but Lady GaGa... God she's a freaking genius. In my world, Lady GaGa is queen, Raymond Ablack is king and Alexa Chung is princess. Landon Liboiron and Adamo Ruggiero are fighting for prince.

Adamo Ruggiero is already Prince and he's more than worthy of kingship.  No contest.  Landon Liboiron can be court jester... or princess... or... something.

Well, I suppose I'm boring our readers to death, so I'll stop. JJ and I are debating whether or not to get a Twitter so we'd be easier to reach and follow, but... eh, get over it. We luh-vvvv youuu!

YOU to the t u b e

Oh, how I live off of YouTube! It is a totally free, totally awesome way to exercise the first amendment. And the implied freedom of expression. (Note: I am not endorsing/advertising YouTube. Please don't come after me!)

As a crazed Degrassi-ite, I subscribed to and stalked Landon Liboiron (a.k.a. Declan Coyle at DCS). And he wrote this song, called "It Sounds So Beautiful". And really, it does sound so freaking beautiful. Is it on iTunes, you may ask? Well... I'll be right back let me check ;)

Darn you Landon, it's not available on iTunes!! Sure, I could be illegal and download it off some Russian website, but that would be morally wrong. So the day we meet, the first thing I'm going to do is slap you.

Just kidding. I'd probably freak out, as in squealing and most likely pouncing. Keep a sharp eye out for me and JJ...
Ha-ha, Landon's fridge is making weird sounds :) (Video name: Re: iloveeethemaine)

Friday, November 27, 2009

You Be Illin'

We haven't blogged in 13 days, and that post wasn't even what readers want to read. So I'm not going to do my Cornell notes but instead blog because honest-to-goodness who would choose the Odyssey over Blogger? :]

This post is a review of You Be Illin', which aired so long ago that I can't even remember what character was on the screen 16 minutes and 12 seconds into the episode. Just kidding, I couldn't remember that if my life depended on it.

The title of this episode really annoys me, because it just looks like three capital I's or three lowercase l's. UGH!

On a similar note, the title of this episode is the name of the song by Run-D.M.C. They are such an awesome group that I can't hear my own awesomeness over the sound of theirs. That's intense stuff.

The term "be illin'" can be translated into Basic English by saying "acting wack" or "kidding around". Example conversation:
JJ: Yo, Mango, I just got two backstage passes to Z100's Jingle Ball 2009!
Mango: You be illin'.

Moving on... "You Be Illin'" is an unofficial continuation of "Shoot To Thrill", meaning it's centered on Alli and Johnny. Alli makes Claire and Jenna help her break into Johnny's locker in an attempt at getting back her dignity (so not happening, All-star). They come up empty, but Alli still has her heart set on getting over Johnny. But then she finds out that he wants to talk to her. Saint Claire (as Alli has referred to her) basically flips out and prepares a lecture on how bad-butt Johnny is. When they meet, Johnny tells Alli that he found a wart... okay awkward moment you know where it is and how she reacts flash forward... Alli spazzes out and runs for a computer, revealing her inner nerd (yayy!). She concludes that she has HPV (human papillomavirus); therefore resulting in her and Jenna in a clinic. Alli demands every possible test, shot, and precaution to make sure she is perfect (woohoo equilibrium). Later on, in Media Immersion, Alli and Jenna come up with a plan to get comeuppance (best word in the dictionary). Jenna tries to seduce Johnny and make him admit that he has an STD, but instead he calmly states that the "only girl I want, is your friend Alli". Ha ha for him, everyone hears and does the typical "awww!” and good-girl Johnny gets tucked away and bad-butt Johnny comes out to kill Alli with his detention mop. Eventually, everything falls into place when Johnny talks to Alli face-to-face at her locker. I must say I ah-dore her top at this point (sorry, girl-icious moment). Johnny tells Alli that she has all the cards now, and needs to decide what she's going to do with them. Alli shuts him down by saying she can't play with someone she doesn't trust (*cough* REJECTED *cough*). He makes one last attempt, like Dave when he shoots the basketball and it actually goes in. Except in Johnny's case, it doesn't go in (once again, REJECTED).

^ Tee hee, big paragraph ^

The subplot of this episode was Peter trying to serve a purpose in Degrassi: The Next Generation (Season 9). He tries to regain his friends, but they shut him down (word of the post: REJECTED), exchanging him for Jane (who is ahhh-mazing).

I would write more about "Janie and the Studs" (not stoo-dz, but stuh-dz), but Cornell notes on the Odyssey are calling my name. Peacesicles!


You guys and dolls have NO idea how much I lament not making this blog one of my top priorities.  JJ is really, really busy with things that I could never dream of doing.

So since JJ is being a normal American and celebrating Thanksgiving, I am taking over the blog (for today, hahaa).  Oh, and I am changing my font the tiniest bit (notice it's no longer bold, which was really annoying me).

I am going to go change the poll RIGHT NOW, then I'm going to obsess over how we have to wait and wait and wait until 2010, when the new Degrassi airs.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

So Sorry!

JJ and I feel SOOO bad for being too busy to blog!  We're sorry to leave you hanging!  But alas, JJ is away for the weekend, so over the the next two days I'm going to whip up the reviews for the recent (or not so recent) Degrassi episodes. 

Wow, this post was short.  I just reaaaaaally hope we didn't lose any readers!  Hang in there, I'm going to throw together a few posts within the next 48 hours!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Spotlight On: DECLAN

Hope all of you lovely readers have noticed one of the newer additions to our fine blog, the poll!  Every week, JJ & I start a new one, and this one was my idea.  Someone chose choice D (choice 4?), "Who the fish is Declan Coyne??"  One, if you don't know, then why are you reading a Degrassi blog?  Ha ha.  Just kidding.  You all know verrrrrrrry well that we appreciate and heart all our readers/followers/random-ers who stumble upon our site by accident.

Anyway, since someone asked, I figured it might be a Frosted Flakes greaaat idea to do a 'Spotlight On:' (especially since we haven't done one in a while).

Declan Coyne is one of the newer students at DCS.  He joined during the second semester.  Fiona (who is 'dating' Riley) is his sister, and they are apparently insanely close.  I'm so jealous.

Declan is basically a notorious jerk thus far.  He's good at destroying lives, breaking hearts, and taking names.  He's destroyed Peter's life, or at least deprived him of his band and the accompanying rock star fantasies (can you say karma?).  He's also basically begging Jane to cheat with him and she obliged (a bit too easily, but whatever, I love Jane so I'm blaming him).

He is played by Landon Liboiron, whose last name I am not even going to try to sound out.  Li-boy-ron?  Comment on this post if you know.  I was re-reading the second book in the Clique series (fantabulous books, I highly recommend them), and the party planner was named Landon.  But then again, maybe 'Landon' is on the list of boy & girl names, like Ryan or Jordan.

Landon Liboiron... Wait.  I just searched him on Google (great site, I also highly recommend it), and his YouTube came up.  I'm going to subscribe and attempt at friending him (though I sincerely doubt he will oblige, but maybe he's heard of our blog!). 

"I have always said, it's one thing to act and tell a story, but it's another thing to perform someone's actual life story." ~Landon Liboiron

Wow... that was deep.  Landon is from Jenner, Alberta (which is in Canada).  His parents are Lorraine Mack Liboiron and Marcel Liboiron, and he has two older brothers, Lance and Blake.  His brothers appear as extras in the Hallmark Film "Crossroads: A Story of Forgiveness", which was a 2007 film that starred Dean Cain, Peri Gilpin, Shiloh Fernandez, Julie Warner, Chelah Horsdal, Ryan Kennedy, and of course, Landon Liboiron.  Aww, and if you go to IMDb, their names aren't even listed (but Landon's is!).

His middle name is Ryan (boy & girl list! [see above]).  Apparently he is 5' 9½", which means he is like, four inches taller than me.  And he's a senior in high school (that means 12th grade) at St. Joseph's Collegiate in Brooks, Alberta. 

Landon has won two AMPIA (Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association) Awards, one for "Best Performance By An Alberta Actor" for Wild Roses (a Canadian television drama series on CBC Television) and the other for "Best Performance by an Alberta Actor" for Mayerthorpe (another Canadian TV drama).

So... yeah.  There you go, anonymous poll-taker.  Do something crazy :) Ccciiiaaaooo for now!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Finally Getting Back!

This is Mango finally getting  back to those two anonymous people who commented on the post "Just Can't Get Enough".

Jessica Tyler is available on iTunes.  I was very surprised, but figured since so many people watch Degrassi, her music must be in high demand now.  I'm going to go buy "Shine" now, because I am totally hooked.

"What is the song playing when Peter is in his loft dancing and Mia comes in and turns it off?"
^^^It's "Black Butterfly" by Cure Gravity.  Gosh, Degrassi must be affiliated with iTunes, with all the music they feature on their show.  Like, "No You Girls" by Franz Ferdinand is now exceedingly popular.  Pretty fly, don't you think?