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It’s the tenth anniversary of TheHappySpaceman Productions, and to celebrate, Spaceman talks about his favorite movie of all time.

Cameo appearances by Magnetrex (The Boob Tube), Michael J. Gleason (BlackScarabFilmZ), and The Second Opinion.

And feel free to support me on Patreon!

~Spaceman

  • Listening to: "Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche Mode
  • Watching: Ex Machina
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Milk

Super Huge Mega-Update (ft. Avatar)

Tue Aug 28, 2018, 6:25 PM
Hey, guys. I feel like an update is owed, since I have not been as active here as I would like to have been. Let me start from the beginning.

Tenth Anniversary!
So, yeah, I have been an online presence as TheHappySpaceman for one decade now. I started posting stuff on my YouTube account since August 8, 2008. I have been working on a huge mega-review to celebrate it, but other things have taken up more time on it. Though, expect it to be uploaded later this month.

Moving
Another huge thing that has happened in my life is that I have moved away from my old place in Charlottesville to Washington, D.C. I am attending classes at Northern Virginia Community College, so this is taking up a lot of time. That said, I will try to update more on art and videos.

Avatar: The Last Airbender
After many, many, many people told me how good this show is, that "OMG, it's the best thing ever!" and that I was missing out by never having seen it (due to the whole "not having cable as a kid" thing), I finally decided to start watching Avatar: The Last Airbender. And lemme tell you, I'm not disappointed so far. I'm halfway through season two, and everything about it clicks right into place. The writing is great, the characters play off each other's personalities amazingly, the animation is spectacular, and the story is very investing. I find myself wanting to follow these characters, to see where they go from here. Any good show should make you have that kind of investment, but this one achieves that.

Am I saying that Avatar is one of the greatest television shows of all time? ...Yes, actually, I am. It's really friggin' good. Go watch it if you haven't already.

Anyway, I'll see you later this month with new content!

~Spaceman

  • Listening to: "Hitch a Ride" by Boston
  • Watching: Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Eating: A sandwich
  • Drinking: Tea


Rush's infamous third album almost ended the band's career, but was it really worth all the hate?

~Spaceman

  • Listening to: "Dice" by Band-Maid
  • Reading: This Side of Paradise
  • Watching: Haven
  • Eating: Cookies
  • Drinking: Water


My recent self-portrait was featured in Outer Grounds Studios’ recent art challenge! Basically, everyone had to create something specific to them--a caricature, icon, self portrait, or something that represents them. So, I made this self portrait. Enjoy the video!

~Spaceman

  • Listening to: "Only" by Nine Inch Nails
  • Reading: This Side of Paradise
  • Watching: A Mighty Wind
  • Eating: Watermelon
  • Drinking: Water


My newest drawing of Al, Sabrina, Reilly, Zack, and Spaceman (me) as Nintendo characters was recently featured in OuterGrounds Studios’ Nintendo Challenge showcase video! Hope you enjoy.

Also, for those who are waiting for my next videos, don’t worry: I have something big planned.

~Spaceman

  • Listening to: "Dragon Slayer" by Ninja Sex Party
  • Reading: This Side of Paradise
  • Watching: The Fly
  • Eating: Noodles
  • Drinking: Chai (without milk... long story)


A month late, Spaceman reflects on the six Christmas songs that annoy the hell out of him.

  • Listening to: "All the Young Dudes" by Mott the Hoople
  • Reading: Black Boy
  • Watching: Macbeth
  • Eating: Chocolate
  • Drinking: Coffee


TheHappySpaceman takes a look at My Little Pony: The Movie. No, not that My Little Pony: The Movie. The other My Little Pony: The Movie.

Special thanks to The Second Opinion for appearing in my video!

Note: Apologies for uploading this so late. I had a lot of work to do and it took longer than expected to edit this video together. As a consequence, my Halloween review won't be uploaded until later this coming month.

  • Listening to: "The Logical Song" by Supertramp
  • Reading: The Twelve Caesars
  • Watching: The Crow
  • Eating: Halloween candy
  • Drinking: Espresso
Hey, guys. Really sorry for not getting to responding to messages, including all of your awesome birthday messages--they really mean a lot to me! But college has been really getting in the way recently, with all the projects and midterms. That, plus I've been focusing on some projects for the coming month, so look out for those.

Anyway, yeah, I'm 21 now! I don't honestly feel that different from when I was 20. I mean, I have the ability to drink now... cool, I guess. I dunno, drinking has never really appealed to me, y'know? I had my first drink shortly after my birthday. It... wasn't very good. It was called a "mai tai," I think? I only drank half of it, wincing the entire time, and even that was enough to have me feeling hung over the next morning. Whatever high I was supposed to get off the alcohol, I didn't feel it at all. I just felt like crap. So yeah, I've concluded that I'm not a drinking person. Not to say that I judge anyone who does drink--you do you, alright?--but don't be surprised if I just stick with water. Or virgin drinks. Because honestly, the mai tai was alright if you removed all the alcohol.

Anyway, yeah, look forward to some new stuff this month!

~Spaceman
  • Listening to: "B.Y.O.B." by System of a Down
  • Reading: The Trial and Death of Socrates
  • Watching: A Scanner Darkly
  • Eating: Oatmeal
  • Drinking: Iced tea
Hey guys,

I only have one day left until I finally turn 21! I'm super excited! And I will be seeing Gorillaz a few days after my birthday, too, so... yeah, I'm pretty damn hyped for that!

Anyway, I just posted some deleted scenes from my last review of The Nutty Squirrels Present. Check them out!



~Spaceman
  • Listening to: "Celluloid Heroes" by The Kinks
  • Reading: The Iliad
  • Watching: Julius Caesar
  • Eating: A peach
  • Drinking: Milk
Hey, guys! Just to let you all know, it is five days until September 10, when I turn 21 and will finally be able to drink!

(Though to be honest, alcohol is gross to me and I’m only excited because it means that I will never not be let into another club again, LOL.)

But yeah, I’m looking forward to it! :D This is a pretty big turning point in my life, I didn’t think I’d make it this far.

Oh, also, my picture, End of Summer, was featured in Outer Grounds Studios' art showcase! Come check it out!


Have a good one!

~Spaceman
  • Listening to: "I Don't Care Anymore" by Phil Collins
  • Reading: The Iliad
  • Watching: Friends
  • Eating: Egg salad
  • Drinking: Almond milk coffee


TheHappySpaceman takes a look at the Alvin and the Chipmunks ripoff that you never knew existed!

Note: This video was originally removed by TRT due to allegedly containing copyrighted content. If it is removed, I will share the link to it on Vidme, but hopefully that does not become necessary. #WTFU
  • Listening to: "I Don't Care Anymore" by Phil Collins
  • Reading: The Iliad
  • Watching: Friends
  • Eating: Egg salad
  • Drinking: Almond milk coffee


Outer Grounds Studios had me back for their 18th podcast! In this one, we talk about why The Nut Job 2 failed!
Why In a Heartbeat was awesome!
And why King of the Hill is back!!

~Spaceman
  • Listening to: "Andromeda" by Gorillaz
  • Watching: Naked Lunch
  • Eating: Fried peaches
  • Drinking: Tea


Some deleted scenes from my High School Musical 2 review.

~Spaceman
  • Listening to: "Hold Your Head Up" by Argent
  • Watching: Boyz N The Hood
  • Playing: Katawa Shoujo
  • Eating: Stir-fry
  • Drinking: Milk
First things first: Yes, I am okay. I am thankfully physically unharmed and was not near the violence that was happening in my town. For those of you who are also from Charlottesville, I hope you guys are safe, too.

Anyway, if you don’t want to hear political stuff, I would advise not reading this post—I’m going to give you the ugly truth of what happened.

Now for the serious talk. As many of you are aware from the news, violent riots have broken out in Charlottesville today. All of this was sparked when the town voted in April to sell a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and another of Stonewall Jackson from two local parks, as well as changing their names from Lee Park and Jackson Park to Justice Park and Emancipation Park. The money from the sales of the statues was going to help a local African American cultural museum, a daycare center for parents who can’t afford daycare, and other projects that I support.

There have been three rallies about this. The Alt-Right came a few months back. The Ku Klux Klan came last month. But the most violent rally happened today, when the KKK, the Alt-Right, the Neo-Nazis, and two other white supremacist groups (as redundant as that may sound) came to town to protest.

The city tried to stop them from coming or move them to a different park, but they still came. However, this time, they came early—starting to show up as early as last afternoon. Now keep in mind that a majority of these people aren’t even from Virginia. Most of them are from other states and are trying to claim that they know better what to do with Virginia than actual Virginians, who mostly supported the sale and removal of these statue. But I digress.

The first big upset happened last night, when the Nazis started protesting on the lawn of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia, a big historical landmark in Charlottesville. A good number of students were not happy about their intrusion and started counter-protesting. It took a while for the police to come and break things up, but things had already started getting violent. You can practice racist values all you want, but you do not invade our university.

Today, things escalated even more when the “Unite the Right” protest, as it was called, started two hours earlier than the permit they had to “rally.” Needless to say, the counter-protesters showed up, and needless to say, it got violent. From what I heard on local news, the riots included members of the Alt-Right throwing bottles of pepper spray and hardened cement at the counter-protesters. There is also confirmed footage of them with shields and clubs.

But the worst thing happened when some maniac drove a car right into a crowd of counter-protesters. At least one of them was killed, and at least nineteen more were injured. The guy was finally apprehended, and racist fanatic Richard Spencer was also arrested by police—one of my friends who was at the rally, Damani Harrison, who some of you may remember from my “I Don’t Notice” music video, posted a picture of the police arresting Spencer.

I don’t know all the current developments, as I was only in town visiting close friends for their 50th wedding anniversary—two people who are the kindest, most loving and tolerant people I have ever known—but as you are probably well aware, I am not in support of this violence and am highly against racism on any front. I will say that anyone has the right to peacefully assemble, as granted by the First Amendment of the Constitution, but what they were doing is far from peaceful. Killing innocent bystanders and hitting people with clubs is definitely not peaceful.

Moreover, I don’t like that this is happening in my town of Charlottesville. I have lived here all my life and it contains some of the nicest people. Again, these racists coming to rally were not from Charlottesville; they came from other states. The actual Virginians were the ones fighting against the Nazis, the Alt Right, and the KKK. People who are friends of mine, who went there as an attempt of getting rid of them, who went to film and document what was happening, who closed down their stores so they wouldn’t have to serve these extremists, or simply stayed hidden in their houses for fear of being lynched, a fear that shouldn’t still exist in 2017, but here we are. And C’ville in no way endorses any of what happened today.

I hope all of you, in C’ville or simply with friends in C’ville, stay safe today.</span>


TheHappySpaceman reviews a movie that is far from fabulous.

~TheHappySpaceman
  • Listening to: "Rock Me Tonite" by Billy Squier
  • Watching: One: The Movie
  • Eating: Yogurt
  • Drinking: Milk
So, a quick update: My High School Musical 2 review is underway with my new computer, and I’ve written the script for my next review after that. Don’t know if I’ll be able to recover my Equestria Girls, The Weird Al Show, or Tron: Legacy reviews, but I’d certainly rather not have to film them all over again. It will certainly be easier now that summer classes are over--which, by the way, I got an A+ in my psych class! Hooray!

Now, the important stuff!



I was recently a guest on Outer Grounds Studios’ 17th podcast! During the podcast, we talked about the trailer for J. G. Quintel’s upcoming animated series Close Enough, Teen Titans Go! taking over most of Cartoon Network’s schedule, and Sony’s upcoming Jesus movie The Star, which seems to be their way of asking forgiveness for The Emoji Movie. Speaking of which, we also discussed The Emoji Movie, Rock Dog, King of the Hill, and our favorite cartoons not from the Americas and our favorite so bad, it’s good cartoons.

~TheHappySpaceman
  • Listening to: "Charger" by Gorillaz and Grace Jones
  • Watching: Friends
  • Eating: A peach
  • Drinking: Tea

Once again... Don't thank me for the faves!

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 24, 2017, 12:01 PM


Okay, look, guys. I know I may be pedantic right now, but it bugs me that people keep leaving comments on my page every day saying, "Thanks for the fave." If I favorited your work, there's clearly something I liked about your work, so you don't need to thank me.

If you really want to thank me, please :+devwatch: my page or fave some of my own artwork. Alright?

~TheHappySpaceman

Skin by Shinji-bpm
  • Listening to: "Waiting for the End" by Linkin Park
  • Reading: My psychology book
  • Watching: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Eating: A peach
  • Drinking: Water

An Unexpected Loss

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 22, 2017, 10:09 AM


Hey, guys. You’re probably wondering where I’ve been these past several days, why I’ve been so inactive.

Well, after over five years, my 17-inch Windows 7 HP laptop finally broke down. I have no idea why and I certainly didn’t see it coming. It was working perfectly the day before. Maybe it installed a virus or something?

According to the people at Compu-Tune Up, a local computer repair business, something is going wrong with the hard drive itself and it needs to be replaced. This, of course, means that all my personal files will be wiped. They are currently backing them up, but we’ll see how many of them are saved.

This, of course, means an indefinite pause on the projects I’ve started but haven’t had time to work on until I can see if they can be backed up. So my Rainbow Rocks review probably will never be seen (no way am I animating all that again!), and I’ll also probably have to re-record the parts for my reviews of The Weird Al Show and Tron: Legacy, as well as any other projects we do. Now those won’t even necessarily happen until I can re-install Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Pro on the new computer, but one thing at a time. The point is that I will not be making any more projects--music videos, reviews, comics, etc.--for a while due to this setback, so major apologies for that. Also sorry for if I don’t sign in on some of my other accounts--all my passwords stored on my old computer have probably been lost, so there will definitely need to be some account recovery on that end.

Now as for my new computer. How is it? Well, it’s running on Windows 10, which I am personally not a fan of. I quickly learned how to customize it to make it more like my old computer. A few problems I have with it is that its screen is a touchscreen, making it nearly impossible to wipe dirt from without it detecting the pressure and moving stuff around on screen. The other big complaint I have with it is its lack of a CD player. As a musician, I kind of need a CD player to burn CDs of my original music and rip the audio from CDs of bands or artists I enjoy, so this bugs me. But I guess there wasn’t enough of a market for CDs or something. I don’t know.

But yeah, don’t be surprised if my activity is down for a bit until I can get myself up and running again. This was a major setback that, itself, came after a week of absolute hell. I just hope I don’t keep you waiting too long and can get back to my numerous projects soon!

Peace!

~TheHappySpaceman

Skin by Shinji-bpm
  • Listening to: "This Corrosion" by Sisters of Mercy
  • Watching: American Psycho
  • Eating: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
  • Drinking: Coffee

One Direction: This Is Us Review (Re-Upload!)

Journal Entry: Sat May 20, 2017, 11:49 AM


I re-uploaded my review of One Direction: This Is Us onto YouTube! A copyright dispute is in progress. Let's hope it goes through!



~TheHappySpaceman

Skin by Shinji-bpm
  • Listening to: "Let Me Out" by Gorillaz
  • Watching: Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Drinking: Orange juice

Thinking of dropping Sleep Is a Myth.

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 28, 2017, 4:18 PM


So for the AMA I did with Mae, I have received some criticism that it is nothing more than "weird, sexist fetish fuel."

Guys, should I abort Sleep Is a Myth and my characters?

I know they aren't getting that much attention, so I wouldn't be losing any fans for it, but with these blind accusations, I may have to remove them so they don't come back and bite me in the ass later.

Skin by Shinji-bpm