the vortex project

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Ye Olde UFO Store in Sedona, Arizona not only sells souvenirs and memorabilia related to aliens and other conspiracies, it also hosts UFO-watching trips and tours of local vortices. Sedona itself is a major hotbed of paranormal activity; its reputation as a home to the Sedona Vortex, the alleged gateway to a parallel universe adjacent to our own. The exact nature of this other dimension is not entirely established; however, some have guessed it to be a gateway to the astral plane, or a place where alien spacecraft can enter from their world into ours. It would certainly be a good explanation for the numerous UFO sightings in this area. 

Jimmy and Cindy’s first kiss - analysis

Totalqt13 posted this comment on ChannelFrederator’s 107 Jimmy Neutron facts video a few days ago and I wanted to share it with everyone here in the community because it touched upon some of the same things I have been stating and advocating for a long, long time.

I absolutely adored this show as a kid, (cough and still binge watch it occasionally cough), now that we’re finally getting a Hey Arnold movie revival, a revival of this show doesn’t seem all that far-fetched. One thing that always bugged me about the last episode of JN was Jimmy and Cindy’s first kiss. It was really kind of an underwhelming pay off for two previous seasons worth of build-up. And, before you accuse me of implying anything inappropriate - it took place within the last 10 seconds of the episode, and wasn’t even placed center-screen. If you blinked - and quite a few of my friends did - you would’ve missed it.

A BRIEF ANALYSIS

How many other fans were disappointed with the kiss in LSTN? I was just as disappointed with the kiss on the cheek in “League of Villains” probably even moreso because personally, that would have been the perfect opportunity to have the kind of meaningful, long-lasting first kiss that fans like myself were absolutely DYING to see. Plus this final TV-movie was a foreshadowing of things to come had there been a 4th season, which was, according to the 107 facts video, supposed to take a much darker turn. 

The kiss would have made sense if it had happened in a more serious situation like “League of Villains” instead of just randomly thrown in at the end of a regular season episode just because, which was the case with LSTN. There was no rhyme or reason to it because the entire episode of LSTN was way too random, almost to the point where it was like watching an episode of Ed, Edd, ‘n Eddy or Animaniacs. I loved both of these shows like crazy, by the way, but romance was something that didn’t exactly fit in those shows because of how fast-paced and zany a majority of the episodes were. If you were looking for a silly fast-paced episode, LSTN was most certainly that.

The producers and everyone behind the show knew that Jimmy was ending. This episode was thrown together rather quickly because they were uncertain of the show’s future and wanted to try to do something for the fans to give them some kind of an ending should it not return for another season. But even the people behind the show knew it wasn’t going to be the kind of sendoff we truly wanted.

All-in-all, LSTN was not the episode most fans wanted. We got it because it was not likely that Jimmy Neutron was going to get a 4th season. Nickelodeon did not renew the show. And sadder still, DNA Productions shut down in 2007 because the film, The Ant Bully, was not very successful at the box office which cost the company money and ultimately resulted in laying everyone off.

WHY NICKELODEON ALMOST DIDN’T ALLOW THE (SHORT) KISS TO HAPPEN

It was actually Nickelodeon who felt that any kind of long-winded kiss between Jimmy and Cindy was too inappropriate and asked the animators to trim the kiss back, hence why it was only 10 seconds long. Nick really didn’t want the kiss to happen, period and it took a lot of convincing from show staff (mainly the producer) to allow even a short kiss to happen. While the show staff complied with their request to keep the kiss short, they knew it was not going to make fans very happy. Everyone got the short end of the stick.

I have seen kisses on other Nick shows in the past. As Told by Ginger is probably a good example of where I’ve seen a longer kiss. The titular character had a boyfriend at some point on the show - one she was serious about. I saw part of one episode many years ago where she and him shared a kiss - and it was not some 10-second thing. It was the long, meaningful kiss that was the talk of the fandom back then. This was the kind of kiss we wanted to see with Jimmy and Cindy. For the network to say it was okay for a kiss like this to happen in one show but not another is ridiculous and in a lot of ways, unfair.

Another random fact - “How to Sink a Sub/LSTN”, “King of Mars” and at least one or two other episodes only aired on Nickelodeon once in 2006 and have not aired since on their sister network, Nicktoons. Another mind-boggling thing that has never made sense. So the only way you can even watch some of these is if you buy them on Amazon or iTunes individually. 

MY TAKE - WHAT REALLY SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED

One of two things should have happened.

POSSIBLE OUTCOME #1: This really goes back to Nickelodeon here - the show staff should have been warned in advance that season 3 was going to be it if season 4 was not something the network wanted to do. At the time everyone was working on season 3, no one knew what the show’s future was. Not even the producer or director. They had not been given any word on season 4, which left them feeling very concerned as so many of us fans were over a decade ago.

Had Nickelodeon given the staff proper notification about the show’s future, the last few episodes of the season, and especially the series finale, would have turned out a lot better. We would have gotten the ending we wanted. We would have maybe even gotten the kiss we wanted. And I’m sure the producer of the show would have fought his hardest to be sure that we got the kiss that would have made several seasons worth of tension and buildup all worth the wait in the end.

POSSIBLE OUTCOME #2: Despite DNA Productions closing down, Omation studios in California was still up and running and doing well. Nickelodeon should have taken a serious look at the ratings which would have been quite clear that Neutron had a fanbase, and a strong one at that. Season 4 still could have been done at Omation the way Planet Sheen was. Now granted, the animation would have been somewhat different, and more bright and vivid. But at the end of the day, the animation on PS wasn’t really all that bad. It would have been fine. And besides that, if you’re really hooked into an episode, do you really care if Omation or DNA is behind the animation as long as it still looks decent? 

A darker, more serious season like the show creators had been thinking about doing would have given us a chance to explore Jimmy and Cindy’s relationship a lot more than we did in the previous seasons. Not only that, but some of the more dangerous situations the gang might have been in would have brought all of them closer as friends.

It’s also pretty easy to admit you’re in love with someone if you’re in a difficult situation you might not make it out of. As I type this, I actually just pictured a rough situation Jimmy and Cindy were in, and a fairly decent kiss between them to boot.

The possibilities are endless, really, but the darker season is something I’m already on-board with and if the show were to come back I’d love to see something a little darker and more serious with Jimmy and Cindy and his friends.

Either way, the kind of kiss we should have gotten regardless of what outcome had happened with the show, is one that had meaning to it. A 10-second peck has no meaning to it. It’s too short. There was no depth to it. No love. No…anything really.


To sum everything up, we need this kiss done the right way the next time around. And in order for it to happen, we need Jimmy Neutron back on the air for another season.

Dear Young Readers of Tumblr

Attn: young readers of tarot, runes, past lives, if you are a psychic or medium offering readings through developed gifts…

Hello!

You are all beautiful and amazing and full of love. It is not my intention to refute your obvious giving natures nor is it my intention to be harmful or mean in any way towards you. Your work is completely okay. Your beliefs are completely okay. I am an older, experienced person in the field and I am just here to offer a few words of advice to you.
Let me not be inscrutable.
I see that some of you may make mistakes here and there (who doesn’t?) but it is imperative that you know the things I am about to tell you so you do not unintentionally hurt those that come to you for guidance and help. You may need to know these things for yourselves too.

1. Please, PLEASE do not use Ouija boards or advise anyone to use Ouija boards. They are extremely difficult to use properly, and even then, you must be skilled and experienced when you use them. These are not toys, they are gates to negative vortexes. My sister’s friend is living a horror story, a lifetime of haunting regret, because of a Ouija board. Be careful!
2. Do your research. What comes from spirit is wonderful. Spirit often uses the knowledge you’ve acquired in this lifetime to reveal to you the messages that they have. Learn, read, experience, expand your horizons. Formulate beliefs, methods, synergy. It will help you in your readings.
3. It is highly unlikely that you or the the people you read or the people you meet or the people in the country next to yours are the reincarnation of any celebrities. Let’s face it, readers that say those things to clients are usually deemed charlatans. Although I believe in past lives, and I believe we all have had many incarnations, the likelihood of meeting and knowing someone who carries within their human vessel the spirit of Janis Joplin is far fetched to say the least. (Btdubs, according to Sylvia Browne, Janis won’t incarnate again until the 2020’s. Sylvia was renowned and I still take what she said with a grain of salt.)
4. Do not mingle with evil spirits. I am even going to go as far as to say: do not mingle with earthbound energies, because they are lowly, their purpose is not to do anything but drain you. You might say, “but I can help them.” Sure, you can help them without communicating with them. Use salt or sage and tell them to go into the light. Lather, rinse, repeat. To rehabilitate a soul is to walk a dangerous ground. The spirits of sociopathic serial killers should not be co-mingling with the living, nor attaching themselves to you, so you may need to stop that before you get hurt and deceived. You cannot do anything for anyone, except, perhaps, lead them to help themselves. That is all we can really do for others, living or dead. Other than that, spirit guides, angels, spirits of the light - these are examples of those that you can commune with. Don’t get me started on creatures of different realms (i.e the fae, et’s, etc.) but let me say this: there is a duality in nature as in all things, good and evil, dark and light. Please don’t learn the hard way by jumping into realms without knowing. Sometimes we cannot come back from “the hard way” when it comes to darkly energy of which we know little.
5. I feel a lot of you already know how to protect yourselves. I don’t really need to say it, but I will throw it in anyway because it’s major. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, or you don’t know how to protect yourself, then learn. Read, read, read. See what is out there in the many books floating around in the world. What resonates with you is what is right. Always know that.
6. Always, ALWAYS ask for verification from any entity. You have to identify what you’re working with. You’re asked for proof that you drive and you give a license - ask for proof from spirit before commencement. Ask for proof from any creature. You’re allowed. You have to know what you are working with, you can’t just allow anything to traipse on in.

*some of you who read this that follow me may be personally affected by the examples and names used in the aforementioned. This is because I was personally affected by what I saw on your blogs. I want you to be safe and that is my only desire in writing this.
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Jethro as a Companion

Ever since his first encounter with the Doctor, Jethro Cane has struggled to make amends with his conscience, too horrified at nearly being an accomplice to murder. As luck would have it, he manages to run into the Doctor a few years later. The Doctor is still grieving from the loss of Amy and Rory however, and wants nothing to do with him. Yet the universe has other plans, and the two find themselves traveling through time and space. Jethro views it as a chance to atone for his sin, making keeping the Doctor safe his only concern. 

It soon proves to be a far more difficult undertaking than imagined when Jethro catches the eye of one of the Doctor’s enemies. They see Jethro’s potential for what it’s worth and plan to exploit it, whether Jethro is aware of it or not. 

Had this idea bouncing around in my head for a while now, and I’ve finally worked out the kinks and a majority of the series! Yes this will be a fanfiction, so stay tuned! 

None of the photos are mine, I’ve only altered them. Mainly the first photo and then the top left which I must say I’m immensely proud of. Click on the photos to get a peek into the “episode” names and little hints!

001. A Masterlist Of Superpowers

Under the cut you will find 125 powers and abilities that I deem appropriate for any superpower roleplay group, 1x1 roleplay or indie roleplayer. Some of them are originally thought of by myself. Most originate from the Marvel/DC Comics universes. Many of these can be expanded upon depending the nature of the player and power. Please message me if you have suggestions for the list. A like or reblog is always appreciated!

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Rob Pruitt & Robert Pruitt Meet at Last (on the Top Ten List of My 2013 Tumblr Posts)

10. Space is the place—or is there any chance left of going back in time to fix the planet we’re on now?

9. "I have the feeling that nothing is invisible if you really look carefully enough

8. Don’t Know Much About Glitchometry?

7. Is There a Global Art Esthetic?

6. Robert Pruitt: Reinventing the African American Portrait

5. Rob Pruitt’s Smiley Faces Will Make You Cry 

4. Bringing Some Color to the Guggenheim

3. Nuanced Art Selfie Through a Carlos Cruz-Diez

2. Yayoi Kusama Makes Art Selfie Heaven

1. Great Future in Plastics (in Long Beach, NY)