What The Hell’s Up With This Joint?
Mecha-Guignol gets its ridiculous name from a ridiculous line from a ridiculous ending theme from an equally ridiculous anime series. The line in question may or may not translate to “Wind-Up Mechanized Grand Guignol,” but since our Japanese sucks we can’t verify this brazen assumption. The line conjured images of mechas performing Grand Guignol plays, and said image is ultra awesome regardless of whether said line is correctly translated or not
This thing used to only be an anime blog. Then we leveled up and cast off the shackles of “just an anime blog” and started to brazenly write about other pop culture shit. We’re gonna blog about movies and comic books and manga and board games and video games and world domination. Scratch that. Maybe not video games. Modern video games suck.
This joint won’t be some sort of radically different
anime not-just-anime blog. This stuff’s been going on long enough that everything’s already been done. It’s just about doing that stuff in a way that doesn’t suck. We’d like to think we don’t suck. We’d like to think we’re awesome.
Peeps Who Write Shit Here
Landon is, like, some dude or some junk. He works in education. Something about testing and crap. He spends large chunks of the year on the road because of it. He probably has a hell of a lot of Marriott points for free nights and shit but has yet to spend them. Once upon a time, Landon tried being a middle school English teacher. Teaching agreed with him as well as a spoonful of cyanide agrees with anything alive.
This damn dork has been watching anime for too damn long. Longer than some of you have been able to form complex sentences. He’s about as good at Street Fighter as you can be without being one of those obnoxious “pro” gamers. He’s been playing table top RPGs and the like longer than he’s been an anime fan and a lot of that seeps into his blogging if you know the shit to which he’s eluding. When you get down to it, Landon views everything as one big damn game with sucky DLC. He likes it that way.
He’s claimed to have had prophetic dreams since he was a child, and has also claimed that his life is just a really bad “young adult” book written by someone trying to ape off of Harry Potter’s success. Or, to put it in anime terms: he’s someone all too aware that his life has mirrored that of your prototypical bland anime lead and has been aware of this long before he knew said characters existed.
It’s something of a miracle that Landon has maintained this blog for as long as its existed. He never fully grew out of that 90s Slacker stage of his life. He just has a job to allow him to maintain said lifestyle.
Also: You can totally send spam email to Landon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Updatedude may appear to be human on the outside, but its true origins are far more mysterious and likely far more naughty. DNA testing has proven inconclusive and its true species cannot be determined.
If the being known as Updatedude has one weakness, it is the intoxicating allure of plastic children’s toys. It has even gone so far as to record its play sessions with these mass-produced baubles on its own blog. It likes the ones with limbs it can manipulate like so many pagan gods toying with humanity.
In addition to this insatiable fetish, Updatedude enjoys many of trappings of anime, and while its whims may mirror Landon’s at times, its own desires can often deviate in fiendish ways.
Also, it is to naughty, deviant children what Gamera was to good little children: Their lord and savior.
Updatedude hasn’t been posting much around here as of late. We should totally delete this section and then taunt him or some shit.
He refuses to actually post. We keep telling him to blog stuff, but he refuses. Maybe we should fire him or something.
Hey, look at that. He finally wrote something. Doesn’t mean he gets a bio, though.