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Hello, my friends.
I am working on a new project that will forever revolutionize the way you watch iCarly forever. It’s so forever, I said it twice.
You will need some equipment to work with us. A microphone, and software to record your voice with. I suggest Audacity. It’s a free software that you won’t get in trouble for.
All of you that are interested, should fill out the form below.
We, me and my partner in crime in this endeavor, will be on the lookout for people who already had some voice work of some sort, be it singing or just mimicking Goopy Gilbert.
My last words considering this are, “show us what you got!”
If you have seen iLove you, you guys know what happened in iLove You. Sam and Freddie break up and declare their love for each other.
So, I decided to make a little video to remind us of what Seddie was like, and to keep the dream alive.
To do this, I could use your help.
- Seddie images,
- Seddie quotes,
- Seddie song (I got an idea for this one, so, don’t worry about it.)
Now, a question. Do you want to help me with this? If you do, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and say what you want to do. Don’t forget to mention your Twitter name!
Let’s allow this project to see the light of day!
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!
RobSp1derp1g’s iCarly Reviews. Changing the iCarly blogosphere, one post at a time.
This is the earliest installment of RobSp1derp1g’s iCarly Reviews, way back when it was just a bunch of posts on my LiveJournal.
Since we started, we have done SO MUCH!! We’ve been visited by Dan Schneider and Jennette McCurdy, joined McCurdian.com as one of the original people, have started the Webicon pass craze that lasts until this day, was mentioned and talked about in an article on MacLeans Magazine, helped a fan meet a celebrity, and all of that while making you laugh, which has always been the main goal.
I may be a funny guy, but it’s all because of all of you, my readers, that I got this far.
Of course, I can’t finish this post without thanking Dan Schneider, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress, Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor and Noah Munck. If it weren’t for all of them, this blog would not be. So, thank you again. Thank you so *bleep*ing much!!
If I were to quit now, I’d do so with a feeling of accomplishment. However, I won’t quit.
I’m here to stay, and the with the events that are approaching, makes me even more psyched to be in this fandom!
Thank you all! And keep your forks, for the best, is yet to come!
RobSp1derp1g’s iCarly Reviews. Changing the iCarly blogosphere, one post at a time…
Since many people wanted to see Jennette’s new video and Nickelodeon didn’t comply, I decided to do something.
Post AND review Jennette’s video.
I’ll analyze the lyrics and the video itself.
Now, this is something that I have never done before so, if it’s bad, don’t sue me.
Here’s the video:
We start by seeing a city landscape, followed by a guy skateboarding and a girl holding a balloon with a heart on it.
“I found a picture of my mother in her bell-bottom jeans.
flowers in her hair, two fingers up for peace.
In that Polaroid she smiled,A grown up baby boomer
Maybe momma walked down the wild side, walking on the moon
What will they say about us”
The feeling I get from this part is that Jennette compared her mom’s generation it hers.
Her mom was influenced by the hippie movement (“Two fingers up for peace”)
“I’ve heard stories about my grandpa
child of the great depression
how growing up broke creates and deep and dark impression
He sits in a rocker, down at the veterans home
even when I go to visit he still rocking all alone
What will they say about us”
Here, she goes and gets another example of the clash of generations.
Her granddad must have fought on the WWII, (“He sits in a rocker, down at the veterans home”)
“They call us generation lost
Or generation greed
Or the connected generation to a plasma screen
or a generation why enough is not enough
Or maybe they’ll call us… generation love
This is what she thinks the older generations think about the current generation, a generation where everything is still not enough, where everyone is fending for themselves, where its youth is too dependent on technology, yet a generation that holds the ability to love unconditionally.
“We are children of divorce
Victims of dysfunction
We spell check of course
And GPS the proper junction
We’ve gotten pretty good
Shifting all the blame
But I think I hear an old song
Calling my new name
If I understood this part correctly, this generation has problems that the previous ones haven’t faced. And we became masters of saying, “it’s not my fault, it’s someone else’s. It always is.”
“Not generation lost
Or generation greed
or the connected generation to a plasma screen
or a generation why enough is not enough
Or maybe they’ll call us
Now she’s sure of how we’ll be known for the next ones.
“Ohhhh generation love
and when they open up our time capsule
a hundred years from now
Maybe they’ll look inside
And see we figured out
how to live for less and give ourselves away
just maybe they’ll call us,
Just maybe they’ll call us
Here is the “calling card” of our generation, so to speak. Give love in order to receive love. Like Bob Sinclair says.
“We are a brand new generation on the rise
We are a brand new generation on the rise
Ohhh generation love”
Honestly, I don’t think there are words to explain this line, so I’ll just copy it. “We are a brand new generation on the rise.”
Now, the video.
I don’t really watch that much music videos, but I know when one is well made. And this one is.
The city skyline, the people with the balloons, the people with the signs, all of that conveys a message. That this generation has so much to offer, and that the best is yet to come.
The camera work when Jennette in on the building is something that reminds me of videos by Christina Aguilera or Jennifer Lopez. A lot of movement, yet kept under control, to highlight the message the video conveys even more.
Overall, the young actress/singer did it again! (I’m only 3 years older than she is, I’m speaking like an old man.) She found a way to make a wake up call for our generation and, in my view, that’s what this song is.
You rock the Earth, Jennette! Hope to see you soon!
As you may be aware, I’ve recently posted a blog post where I said a bunch of bad stuff about the former staff member of the Creddie Fans forum, Sockstar.
He’s an extreme shipper, and that’s not gonna change.
But sometimes, people point flaws on other people without first admitting to their own mistakes. It’s clear by now that I did that.
However, I recognize mine.
I’ve copied a few threads (2, to be exact) from the Creddie forum.
I don’t even remember why I did it, but I did it.
So, Sockstar, if you happen to read this, and chances are you will, my apologies.
My apologies to anyone who was offended by this blog post.
I hope one day we can look back at this and laugh. Or maybe not. But we should put this behind us, before it all falls apart.
I know a lot of you read my iOMG review (which can be found here) and have been jumping into conclusions about what I said about episode #401.
I said that it’s called “iLose My Mind” and that it’s airing on July 9th.
Well, none of those things are true.
The title is a fake title Dan posted a while back, and July 9th is a date based on statistics.
I’m sorry if I lead anyone into believing it, but it was clear it was not true.
I mean, where would I get a time-travelling Delorean?
Anyway, I have no way of knowing whether the title of the next episode will be or the date it will premiere in.
Again, I’m sorry.
Hey ya, guys! I know you’re still waiting for my iHire an Idiot review, but that’s not what brings me here today.
I don’t know if you remember Jimmy’s story. He’s a young man with Chrom’s Disease who wanted to meet Jennette.
Well, in an unexpected turn of events that can only be described as a miracle, he’s meeting her.
Here’s a DM that she sent him:
The point being, If you believe something will happen with the whole of your being, that thing will happen.
Miss McCurdy, if you are reading this, it means you got the message Kenny gave you. First of all, thank you for being such a great artist and for being a such role model to your fans.
Second, I have one project that I think you might like. For the past 4 years, I’ve been collecting music to make a compilation for people to listen. I have in it such names as you, Taylor Swift, Jesse McCartney, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Script, Plain White T’s among others.
My main goal is to have this collection published and have most of the money given to charity and foundations, like the Cody Waters Foundation.
So that you might have a small sample of this collection, here are some of the songs that I intend to insert:
All About Lovin’ You – Jon Bon Jovi
Because You Live – Jesse McCartney
Burning Love – Elvis Presley
Crash and Burn – Savage Garden
Far Away – Nickelback
Hanging By A Moment – Lifehouse
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Hey There Delilah – Plain White Ts
Our Time Now – Plain White Ts
How Deep is Your Love – Bee Gees
I Still… – Backstreet Boys
Lovers in Japan – Coldplay
Only One – Yellowcard
Right Here Waiting – Richard Marx
Rule The World – Take That
Something That You Said – The Bangles
Teardrops on My Guitar – Taylor Swift
Thank You For Loving Me – Jon Bon Jovi
The Man Who Can’t Be Moved – The Script
Together in Electric Dreams – The Human League
And leave the best for last:
Put Your Arms Around Someone
Me With You – I think you know who sings these.
There are a lot of other songs I want to use, but you should see the potential of this project from this “short” list.
If we can pull this off, this will definitely be known as “Generation Love”. (Sorry, had to do that…)
What I want to know is, when I go to the US, can you help me turn this vision into reality?
If you want me to contact you, please feel free to leave an e-mail address as a comment. All comments are moderated, so I can edit them before they are made public.
Again, thank you. For everything you’ve given us.
One of your biggest fans,
Roberto ‘RobSp1derp1g’ Coutinho
My name is Rob. I’m 21 years old. For at least 7 of those 21 years I was bullied to desperation. My self-esteem vanished before those 7 years were gone. If anyone saw me, they wouldn’t be able to see me, they’d only see a guy on a routine, with a blank expression on his face…
While at first this post may sound like a suicide note, I can assure you this is not one.
I’ve never been that much of a religious man, but I do believe there is something above. While I call this entity God, others may not, so I prefer to play it safe and not argue about it.
For 4 years now, I’ve been into lots of stuff. Be it Pokémon, iCarly, Prison Break, Flashforward, you name it. For a while now, I’ve been online a lot, and when I say it’s a lot, it’s A LOT.
It is said “ask and you shall receive.” Well, that is true. I asked, and I received. A way out.
June 20th 2006. The day my life changed.
I was living a routine, like every other Sunday, when it was shown to me on the news. “The Secret.”
I wasn’t expecting much of it, but curiosity forced me to find out more about this Secret.
I researched and within 30 minutes, I had a copy of the book. (Won’t say how, you won’t like it.) It blew my mind apart.
Every single thing on my life made sense for the first time in a long while.
Then, I got the movie. Watched it. If my mind had been blown away before, this movie was like an atomic bomb to the pieces. It lifts you up. Really.
You see, The Secret tells you that what you imagine, given the proper emotion, will be obtained in real life. But you have to feel good NOW.
Let me back this up with quotes from famous authors.
“See the things that you want as already yours. Know that they will come to you at need. Then let them come. Don’t fret and worry about them. Don’t think about your lack of them. Think of them as yours, as belonging to you, as already in your possession.” Robert Collier (1885-1950)
In 1912, Charles Haanel described the law of attraction, The Secret, as “the greatest and the most infallible law upon which the entire system of creation depends.”
“The predominant thought or the mental attitude is the magnet, and the law is that like attracts like, consequently, the mental attitude will invariably attract such conditions as correspond to its nature.” Charles Haanel (1866–1949)
“The vibrations of mental forces are the finest and consequently the most powerful in existence.”Charles Haanel (1866–1949)
I made this post specifically for one thing. To prove to one person that his dreams are not impossible.
Previously, I said I’m online a lot. And I joined a lot of other fans of a TV show on Twitter. These fans are human beings, with hopes and dreams of their own. But there is one who sticks out, not for the best reasons.
This guy, who I’ll call Jimmy L., is one of the most hardcore fans of Star Wars I’ve ever seen. He says he’s in love with a actress, named Jennette McCurdy from a TV show we’re fans of. He constantly reminds us (me and other fans) that he wants to meet the actress/singer and announce his love to her.
He is 21, like me, but looks a lot younger, due to Crohn’s Disease. Had 2 near-death experiences, and his self-esteem is lower than the vaults of Fort Knox. I’m exaggerating, but it’s true.
Since March 2010 (when I joined Twitter), this guy has had a negative mindset about meeting Jennette. Every time she has an event on NYC, something happens, because in his mind he’s not ready to meet her.
Last December, he was radiant, he was on top of the world, because he had the possibility to go on a cruise Jennette was going on. As soon as he thought “What if I can’t go?”, the figurative-pedestal he was standing on collapsed. He was bummed beyond bumming standards.
Recently, he heard of another event in NYC. Guess what happened.
All this time, I’ve said one thing to him: “I’m gonna meet her. I’m gonna meet her.” He’s reaction was only, “How can you be so sure?” I believe it tore him apart inside. But there’s one thing. If there has been anyone beside you, Jimmy, it’s me. And I say to you, “how can you not? If you’re not sure of something, that will not happen!” Every time someone says to him, “be positive, don’t be like that,” his reply is, “how will be positive help me meet Jennette?” And another person says “Good things will happen if you’re positive.” Reply: “Will any of those good things help me meet Nettie?” His mindset is set on negativity by default, but he doesn’t do anything to change…
So here’s the bottom line. I’m not forcing you to believe me. I’m telling you to take a leap of faith, believe in yourself and try to be positive, Jimmy. Things will go a lot better when you’re positive.
Guys, I’m not asking for charity here. I’m just letting the world know of this guy because I’ve tried my best, and still accomplished nothing. Please, PLEASE, help me help him.
If this was something funny, I’d end with a joke, like I usually do, but it isn’t…
Please, if you want to contact me regarding this, please go here and e-mail me. Please make sure the subject line is “Don’t worry, be happy!” so I know what’s it about.
Thank you for your time.