Monthly Archives: August 2011
I bring you guys a little game. The title should be self explanatory.
I want you guys to rewrite the “10 Things I Hate About You” poem (originally recited by Julie Styles) in a Seddie fashion.
You will have until September 10th. Which apparently is the airdate for iDate Sam and Freddie.
The best 3 will be posted in the blog. Send your submissions to RobSp1derp1g@mccurdian.com.
The best one will have a prize that is just to die for: they will have a chance to make a guest review here!
For those of you who never seen the movie, here’s the original poem:
I hate the way you talk to me,
and the way you cut your hair
I hate the way you drive my car,
I hate it when you stare.
I hate your big dumb combat boats,
and the way you read my mind.
I hate you so much, that it makes me sick,
And even makes me rhyme.
I hate the way you’re always right.
I hate it when you lie.
I hate it when you make me laugh,
even worse when you make me cry.
I hate it when you not around,
and the fact that you didn’t call…
But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you,
Not even close,
Not even a little bit,
Not even at all.”
Hello, people. RobSp1derp1g’s here once again.
I’ve recently been told that I have a useless blog that doesn’t teach anything. Well, that about to change! I’m here to teach you about micro expressions using examples from iCarly.
Now, a bunch of you know about a show on FOX called “Lie To Me” starring Tim Roth. That show was about a man, named Dr. Cal Lightman who can tell whenever you’re lying. He analyzes everything in your body, from the position of your hands to the way you tilt your head, to the simplest scratching of your eyebrow. Nothing escapes the guy. And look out, ladies, he’s British. And from watching pretty much every episode of the show, I’ve learned a few tricks.
For example, there are 43 muscles used in micro-expressions, which, when combined can sum up to a total of 10,000 micro-expressions.
There are 7 basic micro-expressions: anger, disgust, surprise, happiness, fear, sadness, contempt.
With these 7, you can identify a whole range of emotions.
Let’s now delve deep into these expressions. There are images about this with Tim Roth’s face on them, but since I cannot use them, I’ll use examples from iCarly.
Before I do, though, a warning. This stuff is pretty cool, but if you’re too into it, it’ll ruin your life. All people are allowed to have secrets, and if you go around trying to find them, people will be angry, and it may lead to other problems in your life. Just saying.
Onwards and upwards! This is a common sentence used by scientists, even though Science should always look at all directions. Bones reference.
Anger can lead to a lot of unexpected situations so, one always should know how to identify it and, if possibly, defuse it.
You can see that Carly’s pretty angry here. You can identify anger through several signs, the most common being the person shouting and overall being angry. But before these outbursts, you might be able to spot the eyebrows being down and pushed together, the eyes shooting a glare, possibly at the reason for the anger, and the lips being narrowed. The image above doesn’t really show it, because Carly’s talking.
Also, here’s another example:
Can you see the murderous intent on Carly’s eyes?
This is the one I’d never find on iCarly. iCarly isn’t going to show a character feeling contempt for another, that’d just be…, well, not iCarly-ish. So, I was forced to go find an image that showed it. And I did. The credits for this image go to empathicperspectives.wordpress.com, who have a page with more on the subject than this simple page. Also to Tim Roth, who’s actually on the image.
This one’s easy, just think back at any time where any character shrugged. Or just try this:
If you looked at the image above, you’re probably feeling it right now. But in all seriousness, look at this:
You can identify disgust by noticing the nose wrinkles near the eyes, and the raised upper lip.
As you can see this one is pretty easy to identify.
This is the most common expression of fear. Your 2 best friends are about to fall down to their untimely demise and you’re scared. You’d be senseless not to be scared. But here’s the micro-expression:
When a person experiences fear, the person’s eyebrows are raised and pushed together, the upper eyelids rise, the lower eyelids tense up and the lips stretch back to the ears.
Happiness is probably the easiest one to identify, because when a person is happy, the world outside reflects that happiness!
But here’s how to ID happiness:
Sam’s face includes crow’s feet wrinkles, which are always included in a real happy smile, as well as pushed up cheeks and movement from the muscle that orbits the eyes.
Sam’s a girl with a lot of emotions, she gets sad once in a while too…
It hurts me to do this, but I have to.
The upper eyelids start to fall, your eyes lose focus and your lips’ corners drop down slightly.
Possibly the easiest one. Carly with Sam at the dentist’s office and afterward, when Carly asks Sam and Freddie why didn’t they tell her.
Signs: the eyebrows are up, the eyes get wide, and the mouth opens in a gasp.
Remember, these expressions can appear and disappear IN LESS THAN 1 SECOND, so keep your eyes focused and ready!
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Hi, teens. RobSp1derp1g here.
I’m here right now to propose a little think that I thought of.
Well, basically, I just sit at my computer reviewing iCarly stuff time after time after time, and people like what I do, in general. But I’ve never taken the time to ask people what they think of me, as a reviewer. So here’s your chance!
You’ll be able to review me and the other authors of this blog, which is always a good thing.
Review us on a scale from 1 to 20, tell us what you like about us, what you don’t like, and what we need to improve.
Guess who’s back…
I am back…
Tell a friend…
I am back, I am back, I am back, I am back, I am back, I am back, I am back…
I’m back guys! That’s right! RobSp1derp1g’s back!
This time we are reviewing iLost My Mind, the new iCarly episode which aired on August 13th, which happens to be my birthday.
I’ll be counting with the help of my amazing new teammate, BabelLeef. She and I will be reviewing not only iLost My Mind, but the whole Seddie arc!
Also, I’m introducing a new concept in iCarly episode reviewing. Something that has never been done before. I’m going to ask you guys to Review The Reviewers!
So, let’s get it started!
Location: Shay’s apartment
Spencer is trying to put on a pair of pants.
Aww, Carly’s worried about her BFF. Sam shouldn’t skip school, so she should show some special sparkling skills. I know that that sentence made no sense whatsoever, I was just trying to make a phrase out of words that start with “S”, and it worked!
“Butt slabs”? If your jeans can’t get past your butt, there’s no point in having jeans.
“Those are my jeans…” “Yeah, I know…” Oh… That explains so much, and yet so little…
Where’s Pam when you need her? In Tijuana, having a laser hair removal.
Wait, Sam and Freddie kissed? I feel a really strong sense of dejá-vu.
“Why won’t Freddie just tell me that he and Sam kiss-” Speak of the devil…
BabelLeef: It should be noted that Carly has already told Spencer about the iOMG kiss. (I’m personally disappointed with that – I really wanted to see Spencer’s reaction to Sam and Freddie kissing… again).
“This are Carly’s pants, okay? Mistakes were made.”
Spencer needs olive oil to take off the pants he’s wearing… Oh, Spencer…
Wait, Carly knows about the kiss? Wait, that has already been established.
*le gasp* She saw the kiss with both her eyes!
“You guys were talking and then she kissed you, and you didn’t stop her. Why didn’t you tell me? You should have told me. Do you like her? Is this a new chapter in our lives what is going on?” I know people who talk like this.
“Do you have any fruit?” Come on Freddie, what does this have to do with anything?
BabelLeef: Why has Freddie gone to Carly’s for fruit? Oh yeah. His mum thinks he’s allergic.
“…I don’t keep things from you.”
“I didn’t tell you ‘cause even I don’t know what it means…” Well, I do. She’s in love with you!
“I’ve called her, I’ve texte-“ “That’s your idea face, what’s your idea?” I have one of those too!
BabelLeef: I love this: Freddie’s been calling and texting Sam. I know that’s normal, considering she’s been missing for 3 days, but I still find it really sweet.
The idea of locating a phone is very awesome!!
Okay, Sam’s phone number is 503 664-0452. Sounds read. Whose number is that, Dan?
And her password is: 7 characters long… and icky… No guesses here.
“Troubled Waters Mental Hospital?”
“Gibbeh!” I must admit, sometimes I think Gibby’s some kind of Pokémon. He keeps saying his name…
Why is Gibby excited to go to a mental hospital? iCarly mysteries…
Let’s analyze this scene:
Here, we have Spencer, a grown man, in his underwear, in front of an old lady, a little girl and a nun. “What’s wrong with these antics?”
Pepper spray, seems fitting.
New Title Credits!!
Let’s look at these for a second, shall we?
Look! Sam smuggling!
Opening credits: (I made a picture, I don’t know whether it needs to be used)
Points on Opening: . Freddie and Sam – Freddie blocking the door of Carly’s apartment. I think it’s iCan’t Take It, perhaps escaping from Mrs Benson?
»Location – Troubled Waters Mental Institution«
Someone got this wrong.
The gang just entered the Mental Hospital. To which I have a bracelet.
“Can we talk to Sam Puckett just for a minute?”
“Just for a minute?”
And Caleb (brilliantly played by Jim Parsons – Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory) asks Gibby for some berilium nitrate and 4 metric tons of ionized quadrazine. What that is or means, I don’t know.
Signs on the walls: Do not eat game pieces, do not lick walls, only bite food, please don’t feed the patients, friends don’t kill friends… Now I wonder, who are the signs for?
Do not doubt Gibby, he’s a man who can get everything done.
“You can kick me anywhere below the waist and I won’t feel it.” And why would I care about that?
“My pants are made of nitronium cotton.”
“Kick my thighs. Kick ‘em hard.”
Gibby’s about to do something, and that thing might give him a one-way ticket into Troubled Waters!
Location: Sam’s Room
Things seem to be in order, but then again, it’s Sam.
“Hello, Carly.” She sounds so serene…
She even looks serene. Looks like three days of isolation have done miracles. She doesn’t look insane at all…
“Who put you in here?”
“I put myself in here.”
“What? Why?” Golden. Seddie in the premises.
“Do you know?”
“That you kissed Freddie?”
“I think it’s awesome. I think it’s great. There’s nothing wrong with it. Stop freaking out.”
Location: Troubled Waters Lobby
Wait. Caleb wants to leave? Why?
“I must get back.”
“The future.” A little Doc Brown in here, please?
Oh, come on… are you telling me that a self-fulfilling prophecy is present here? Or is Gibby stupid enough to believe that Caleb’s from the future.
“Would you like to know more?” Okay, this is a Platoon reference.
“Sam loves Freddie, Sam loves Freddie, Sam loves Freddie.” There’s one thing I’ve been saying since iStart a Fan War. That thing is: Carly Shay has joined the ranks of the fandom as a Seddie Shipper.
BabelLeef: “You, get out!” I just loved the way she said this line. Not much here that’s amazingly note-worthy, I just found the scene really sweet and well-acted.
Sam and Freddie, talking in a room. Yesterday, I saw Orlando Bloom.
You can feel the awkward…
Sam, the kid’s worried about you!
“I can’t think straight, I can’t eat…”
“Sam, we have hot quesadillas if you…” Yeah, she sure can’t eat.
BabelLeef: “I can’t think straight, I can’t eat!..” Well, we know she’s not actually crazy, so it’s the fact that she’s in love that’s making her like that. She’s fallen hard.
“So, I kissed you. So, maybe I like you a bit. It doesn’t matter ‘cause there’s no way, I’d ever go out with you or be your little girlfriend or… dang, this place makes good quesadillas!”
“Can I have one?” “No!”
BabelLeef: “There’s no way I’d go out with you, or be your little girlfriend…” Is she saying that she doesn’t want to, or Freddie wouldn’t want to?
“Sam… Don’t kill me…”
“I was just gonna say…” Last time I heard this…
This happened. Let’s see if Sam notices it.
“You’re not more mentally unstable that you have been your whole life.” And why does he say that? We’ll see at the end of the episode…
“Let’s get out of here.” “Good.”
Meanwhile, thousands of miles away…
Caleb predicts that in 2041, the whole state of California will be swallowed by water. I hope that’s not true, I want to live in California by then.
What? In 2077, Carly Shay/Miranda Cosgrove will be the Vice President?
And look, there’s a Hungry Girl Marathon!
Now, Carly’s a believer. With a “v”!
“You can’t just leave.”
“I can do whatever I want!”
I must admit. The big red button actually had a use. And the result was unexpected in a way.
“I’m checking myself out. Now, go get my bag or no tip!”
But no! The guards won’t let her leave because she’s a minor. She can check herself in, but not out?
Spencer’s book club is back!!
As soon as the jig is up, Spencer tells the ladies to leave.
BabelLeef: The whole fruit tart part was hilarious. That’s all I really have to say on this scene.
Spencer’s line is totally awesome: “but we know tons of parents!”
So, you want to dress like Pam, but you’re not going to? Your head’s crazy, Spencer.
“I’ll get my boobs.” There’s so much stuff that can be said about this line, but I won’t say it.
»Location: Troubled Waters Mental Hospital«
Caleb’s looking at a TV which is not turned on.
Carly and Freddie just arrived with “Pam.”
Yup, that’s totally Pam.
And all was going well, until someone recognizes Spencer.
Come on, Gary! Was that necessary? You just had to screw it up.
Whoa, iCarly’s got quite the fanbase among those mental patients.
iCarly’s being broadcasted from a mental hospital!
»Location: the same as before«
In 5, 4, 3, 2, and we’re live!
BabelLeef: The way Sam says “Well, it sure isn’t, Carls!”. Um… wow.
I must say, having an audience on iCarly seems pretty awesome.
“In the year 2029, aliens capture Ryan Seacrest.”
Sam has been ambushed by Carly.
“Carly, I don’t think it’s-”
Personally, I don’t think it’s correct for Carly to ambush Sam like that, but if she did that to me, I’d be grateful.
BabelLeef: Why is Carly so keen to get Sam and Freddie together? Well, the answer is: She’s simply not jealous. That argument is closed.
Sam thinks it’s insane for her to like Freddie. *cue fangirl aww moment*
Virginia and West Virginia will form a Huge Virginia.
What? We get a chance to have a video chat with iCarly? *goes to Skype*
WavyBecca got there first.
WavyBecca’s a Seddieshipper who supports Seddie. Also, she thinks Freddie’s hot.
Next we have an icon for a generation. An inspiring man, who has been known for saying one simple word, that completely changed history. Or not. Let’s cut to the chase.
“SEDDAYYYYY!” Yup, that’s Goopy Gilbert, The Seddie Guy from iStart a Fan War. The actor who plays Gilbert is named Jeremy Dozier and his Twitter profile can be found here.
Attention, please. Sam’s about to talk.
“Wait, wait, wait.” Wait. Didn’t Freddie’s voice sound a bit too high?
What’s he gonna do?
Words cannot describe how AMAZINGLY AWESOME the last scene is, so, I’m gonna post the video.
Freddie looks like Fredward Cullen when he kisses Sam. Maybe it’s the shirt…
“I guess we’re both insane…”
BabelLeef: The Freddie kisses Sam bit: Not much else to say apart from the fact that I found this scene PERFECT. It wasn’t really how I imagined Sam and Freddie to ever get together, but it was the best way possible with them still in character. Freddie took charge for once, which I loved, and the fact that I now know that all through this episode, he has also had a crush on Sam, and he was worried about her. It’s obvious that he cares about her a lot, and I think that’s sweet. And Goopy Gilbert? “SPAGHETTI!”
So, Seddie’s official. And the best part is, it turns out that Sam wasn’t wrong to be on Troubled Waters. She’s crazy about Freddie.
BabelLeef: Overall comment: This was my favourite iCarly episode, and not just for the Seddie – it was the mix of humour (the lines and the comedic timing), the acting, and the drama – a great way to start the new Season!
And that wraps up my review for iLost My Mind. Don’t forget to tell us what you liked best about this episode.
Stay on the lookout, ’cause there was a promo to the next episode of the story arc, iDate Sam and Freddie.
RobSp1derp1g’s iCarly Reviews. Changing the iCarly Blogosphere, one post at a time.
I had some troubles thinking of a fitting name, so I chose what many of us were thinking: Oh my Seddie.
Yes, that’s what I thought. After all the screaming, squealing and overall ‘Fan-Girling’.
What am I talking about? Of course, it’s the Behind the Scenes iLost My Mind Promo (Or Promo 4), which you can see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI9OdKEvJp0&feature=relmfu
And which I, BabelLeef, will be reviewing here (I warn you, it’s going to be a long one!):
Drum Roll, please!
Saturday, August 13th…
THE WORLD PREMIERE OF iLOST MY MIND!
So, Freddie’s getting worried about Sam…
But where is she? (Like we didn’t already know. We even have the wristbands…)
Oh – look at this:
I couldn’t help but notice how happy Freddie looked that they found Sam. But…
Not so happy…
Moving swiftly on, we get to see some ‘Behind the Scenes’ – and I will skip some of these clips to come, unless it is clear that that they are a crucial part to the episode, or they looked interesting. This blog is going to be long enough already..
Jerry dancing! No, wait… SPENCER DANCING!
The reason this gets a mention is because SPENCER is happy dancing in his apartment. Confused? My guess is he’s probably just found out Sam and Freddie kissed. Yeah. SECRET SEDDIE SHIPPER ALERT!
Nathan and Miranda’s high-five. I can’t help but smile at it.
It’s iCarly the musical. I have no idea whether they are in character or not. I’m assuming the latter.
… and we went Behind the Scenes to give you an inside look at THE MOST INSANE iCARLY SPECIAL EVER!
Psch. No chiz.
“… in here, Mrs Puckett…”
We got up with the cast to find the story behind the madness…
I’m going to be completely useless here and say I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT EXACTLY THIS SCENE IS. Is it from the actual episode? Is it Jennette and Nathan out of character before shooting? All I can say is that I think the guy behind the camera is Caleb/Jim Parsons. My inner fangirl is taking over.
Have you ever tried doing a live webshow in a Mental Hospital? Well, it isn’t easy.
I love both Miranda and Jennette’s acting in this scene – Jennette pulls off playing ‘Insane Sam’ especially well!
And a shuffle shuffle to the next screencap…
IT’S JIM PARSONS! “We LOVE Jim Parsons!”
Why did Spencer do that?!
“I’m from the year 2077!”
Sam has that affect on a lot of people.
And finally, the stars of iCarly gave us their thoughts on the ultimate question:
OH MY GOD.
OH OH OH OH!
(you see that arrow? pointing to Freddie’s obviously puckered lips.)
AHH! The part where I died and went to Seddie heaven.
Oh My Seddie indeed.
I have a gift. At least, I think I consider it a gift.
Whenever I make an image or something that I really like, it turns out viral.
And you must have understood that this post had no point whatsoever. I just had to make it.
In 2 weeks time, we will visit Troubled Waters Mental Hospital for about 20 minutes. But no one will be ready for iLost My Mind without one of these!
By now, you’re either jealous, wanting one, copying the image above, or all of the above, or rather, on the left.
Well, I don’t mind making these! All you need to do is send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
All I need is your Twitter or Facebook name and an avatar (image).
And please, I don’t mind making these, if you want one, PLEASE ask.
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Bonjour! I don’t really know how to begin this. It’s nearly 12 at night, and I can’t sleep, so this is the product of that.
You’ve probably all seen this here iTunes Description HERE: http://twitpic.com/5zjhzk, and if you haven’t, go and, uh… see it, I guess. And Gibby?
He’s trying to break up Seddie, and naturally, many people jumped straight in to the Gibby Hater Club. Understandable, yes, but – is he really at fault? As I can see it, there are two possible reasons.
1. He’s jealous. Personally, I’ve always felt Gibby has always had a crush on Sam, but how big, I don’t know. It was just always ‘there’, but I still have no clue as to why I think this.
2. Mrs Benson set him up to it. Ah-ha! You all saw in the promo Gibby telling Marissa that her dearest son was now dating a… um… (I can’t think of the right word) hooligan. Poor Gibby probably felt intimidated (Who wouldn’t?! This is an AGRESSIVE PARENT!) and was forced into spying on our new couple, and attempting to break them up.
Ah. Yes. Now that sounds plausible.
I won’t lie, today I had my share in Gibby-hating on Twitter. It was fun I suppose. I have a weird idea of fun when I am bored. But still, remember guys, it’s GIBBY we’re talking about.
Gibby who dances shirtless in the Cheescake Warehouse (amongst other places…)
Gibby who brushes his teeth with mustard and teaches us new vocabulary.
Gibby who destroys Nora and saves the iCarlies.
Gibby who is Roger Mole.
So don’t hate on him. Okay, maybe for a few minutes, then think about how utterly-awesome he is. And how Sam and Freddie are “Officially Together.”
Goodbye. I’m going to sleep now.