Daniel K wrote:
Of course, the upload is for sampling purposes only, I fully expect anyone downloading it to delete it from their harddrive within 24 hours and then proceed to spend the six months searching and the $200 it usually takes to obtain this.
Sad truth: When I first discovered downloadable music files and saw this "evaluation" notice, I seriously thought they would disappear or stop working within 24 hours.
I've got a couple more months until 30 hits. Can't complain...Really is still like being 20, except I work a lot more, pay a lot more bills, am DONE with school and all the nonsense it put me through, am more interested in finance than 10 years ago (I compare trading equity options to a giant CCG...It's actually quite addicting and fun, especially when I discovered the beauty of making money -buying puts, selling calls, buying bear market ETF's and ETN's- when the market is going down.) and I have more physical limitations (hand cramps when using an arcade stick, messed up breathing/hearing on my right side that I'm hopefully getting fixed soon).
I feel really lucky that I was able to grow up in such a rich time for cartoons, since so few modern examples of them seem to be worth exploring. I was watching a couple episodes of Captain Planet the other day on youtube and just thinking, "Damn, I know this is corporate, star-driven edutainment at its' most blatant...but they actually managed to make a really good show out of it! No wonder I watched the hell out of it when I was younger...Villains I love to hate, heroes that I like to like, great pacing, very nice back-and-forth exchanges in fight scenes, easy on the eyes and ears. Somehow, against all odds, they made this show really good!" Seeing shows again like that and the Disney Afternoon ones and Tiny Toons that are just dripping with animation, amazing voice acting and well-writen characters was quite refreshing and just makes me wonder what the heck happened to it all. I remember the massive blocks and being engrossed in episodes of great shows from the time I got home from school until 8:00 (8:30 on Thursdays, when the Simpsons started up). Nowadays, it seems like quality cartoons begin and end with Futurama.