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I cannot utterly believe WHY I’m posting this, but… while rummaging through my dusty albums, I discovered the first album I ever EVER bought, back when I was 10? This is WHY we love the early to mid-90’s because the 90’s were tacky… if the 80’s were tacky in American and the rest of the world, we certainly caught up in the 90’s, people.

For past reasons of why they ruled, check the following links:

Part I
Part II
Part III (Disney Edition)
Part IV (Ruth rules Edition)

Forget about leg-warmers, puffy hair and big glasses… though Beals and Matlin certainly blossomed. *tsk tsk* – My 90’s were tacky… flamboyant primary-colored suited boy bands waving and wooshing their flamboyant fans while singing Locomia, LOL’ Or velveted rancheras singing Querida… originally performed by my Latin version of Elton John, with Juan Gabriel. LOL’ But back to the album I found people… Continue Reading…

Buffy Reunites!

March 23, 2008 — Leave a comment

The Paley Television Festival paid tribute to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, because Buffy is cool, okay? Anyway, they managed to reunite most of the cast (except for Willow, Faith, Giles and Angel… aka. Alisson Hannigan, Eliza Dushku, Anthony Stewart Head and David Boreanaz).

I was trying to find different photos of the event, but all were basically the same… SMG with Green, low-res group photos, etc. However, it was nice to hear about Emma Caulfield out and about, since we don’t get to hear much from her projects. I have a few links talking about the event:
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We’re back with a new edition of why the 90’s ruled!! For past reasons of why they ruled, check the following links:

Part I
Part II
Part III (Disney Edition)

Ruth InfarinatoThis time, I’m gonna be talking about the coolest VJ in MTV Latin America, and that was Ruth! The orange-haired Argentinean who graced MTV Latin America for long enough so she could make an impact on my TV viewing. She was chill, she was hip… she was just what VJs are supposed to be.

According to Wikipedia, Ruth is a host and an actress, and became one of the main figures for the Latin American youth thanks to her job as a VJ for over 10 years. I mainly knew her from her show Conexion, but she also hosted, co-produced and wrote several other interactive programs… which make her even cooler.

You see, MTV was cooler at that point in time… VJs didn’t try hard to be hip and cool. MTV was actually about music, and reality tv and crappy series weren’t part of the scheduling. You could actually keep your tv on MTV, and no one would think that was weird. There was also Daria, Beavis and Butthead, and even Ren and Stimpy!

And why the heck am I writing about this? Well, I was watching old tapes, and I had recorded some of Ruth’s show Conexion. I actually ended up watching the whole show, and it made me nostalgic about watching MTV, lol. I barely watch any MTV, maybe I occasionally end up watching it at 3 or 4 in the morning, but you wouldn’t catch me watching it during the day.

Nowadays, I tend to watch more VH1, but it’s not necessarily good either, but it’s better than MTV’s programs… most of the times. I remember that in Canada I began watching MuchMusic, which is like Canadian MTV… after a while, I was more of a MuchMoreMusic type of person, almost like the Canadian version of VH1. I did watch quite a bit of CMT too, but that was in Canada – Cable in Peru did had, at one point in time, CMT in their listing but it didn’t last much longer than a month.

It’s another post of why the 90’s ruled! I was certain I had stuff to post, but now it’s slipped my mind. For the other parts, click on the following links:
My Reasons Why the 90’s Ruled or Not – Part I
My Reasons Why the 90’s Ruled or Not – Part II

When I was little, I had the pleasure to watch a lot of Disney stuff… stuff which my dad got hold of god knows how~ I only remember seeing the logo for something called Videorama. The thing is, he got me loads of tapes… Betamax tapes of old cartoons, and later we transfered them to VHS tapes. I got to watch The Sword in the Stone (1963), The Three Caballeros (1944)… oh man! I used to sing (and still sing) along to Os Quindins de Yaya!!! What other Disney… I mean, other than the classics like Snow White, or Sleeping Beauty… or The Little Mermaid, I got the chance to see Song of the South, Mouse Detective… I got the chance to see loads of Disney shorts, now included in the Walt Disney Treasures – Silly Symphonies and More Silly Symphonies~~ like Little Hiawhatta, Mother Goose Melodies, The Grasshopper and the Ants, The Tortoise and the Hare, and Elmer Elephant. I mean, I grew up with those… and miss them loads!

I am of the opinion everyone should grow up watching those to appreciate and understand animation. Anyway, those are Disney of MY 90’s, but here’s a list of Theatrical Animated Disney Releases:

  1. The Little Mermaid (Nov. 1989) – so this is technically almost a 90’s
  2. The Rescuers Down Under (1990) – Bernardo y Bianca!!
  3. Beauty and the Beast (1991) – Modern Classic Disney!
  4. Aladdin (1992) – Prince Ali! Fabulous he! Ali-ah Bah Buah!
  5. The Lion King (1994) – Another Modern Classic Disney!
  6. Pocahontas (1995)
  7. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
  8. Hercules (1997)
  9. Mulan (1998) – I’ll make a man out of you!!
  10. Tarzan (1999) – This is one of Amy’s faves… the animation is rocking!
  11. Fantasia 2000 – which was also a 1999 release

Another fantastic Disney/Buena Vista animated film, The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), with one of my favorite characters! Jack Skellington! What’s this!! What’s this!!!

The 90’s also saw the BOOM! of animation master house Pixar (which was founded only 2 days before my birth date, on Feb. 3 1986! **snap**), that released Toy Story in 1995, following it with 1998’s release of A Bug’s Life, and ended 1999 with Toy Story 2.

That was back in the day, when all movie studios didn’t cash in on animation, and left animation to those who knew. Now the market is so saturated, we get at least 10 animated releases, instead of 1 or 2 quality ones. And sadly, 99,9% of them are on 3D, and classical animation has been long left to the sidelines, which is why I’m looking forward to some new Disney animation!

Holy Frijole! A whole why the 90’s ruled on Disney. ha! So I guess it’s fair to say Disney rocked in the 90’s/ Login off now, nites!

This is one of the episodes that got stuck on my mind. I remember watching it on The WB, back when they showed The WB in Lima~ Oh the good times. I think it was the first crossover episodes, but I could be wrong. I felt really strong about this episode because, well… before I knew what a shipper was, I liked Buffy/Angel… and this episode was just so heart-breaking in the end. However, looking back on it~ hotness ensues. Probably one of the best Angel episodes I saw… but take into consideration I was not a big Angel viewer. At least not after Connor (?) was born…

For those of you who don’t know, in this episode where Buffy appears in the Angel show, he becomes human… and Angel chooses what is right, over what is easy~~ Oh you know what he chose! In the episode, Buffy and Angel kiss quite a lot… there’s the kiss when Buffy realizes Angel is truly human, then there’s the kiss… well, you know. ha! Then there are a whole lot of sweet moments between them, and ending in everyone’s tears~

Here are some graphics, thanks to no-address.org for the captures!
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