Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Convergence #8 Review

Well if you were mad about DC getting rid of previous continuities, kiss that goodbye because Convergence has come to your rescue! I mean, wow. For an "okay" issue it really packs a major punch. Like "Future's End" it leaves you wondering if the whole event was made just to set up a book coming out in June, but unlike Future's End this does have an impact on the rest of the DCU. Like, the entire DCU. 

Monday, May 25, 2015

"Puella Magi Madoka Magica" Review


What the heck. This is not the show I ordered.

Okay, that's not entirely true. I knew that there was going to be some dark twists and turns to this show based off of comments people have given about it. I mean, at first look, it's a really girly anime. It's about "magical girls" which are a pretty stereotypical character class in anime and it's even got a cat, like Sailor Moon. Pft. Whatever.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

"Arrow" Season 3 Review

Spoilers for Arrow Season 3

So, this sucks. I always hate waiting for TV shows to come back, especially when they leave on an ambiguous note like this one did. It's like being on a ride when suddenly the ride stops with the promise that it will get going again. "What do we do now?" I'll tell you what: we watch the series again in preparation for Season 4, bring on the DVDs/ Blu-Rays!

Though maybe I'll have to take a breath before jumping back into this season...

Friday, May 22, 2015

Blue Nexus: Solar Survivors Part 1

            Konda stepped around the long table, where Aen and Nea sat on opposite sides of each other. The Close Sun shone into Konda’s eyes while the Distant Sun appeared merely as a shiny marble behind it. Konda raised his hand to cover it, then looked back to the two elders. They were motionless, their hands flat on the table. They were watching just what Konda was watching before.
            The young, very young actually, warrior from Earth known as Kyle Raiden combated a being born of the negative energy from the Nexus. He fought in a ruthless battle. Konda was all too aware of the dormant power he was scraping at every time he got up. His ally, dressed in more civilian Earth clothing, also put up a good fight. Konda couldn’t help but feel uneasy watching him, something about his power…

Friday, May 15, 2015

Justice League of America #69 Review

Previously: A monster found its way out of a secret lair from the 90s and decided that it wanted to punch things and squeeze birds. We call him Doomsday, but he's really just a misunderstood teenager. The Justice League was dispatched to check out a highway crash in Ohio, while Superman did something about people in Metropolis. Weird. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

How to Play/ Get Into: the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game

When it comes to hobbies/ things I've been playing since I was a wee lad, few top Yu-Gi-Oh!. I mean sure I quit the game for a while, but, we were all trying to "find our real identities" in middle school, weren't we?

Plus GX was getting a bit lame for me, I needed to take a break from "throw down a facedown" and "get your game on" for a bit.

I returned following the big boom that was Trishula getting banned/ the end of the Plant-Synchro era, but I got into the game just in time for the Wind-Up/ Inzektor format, the Dino Rabbit format (which wasn't that bad, I found), and of course, who could forget the classic Dragon Ruler format? :-)

Monday, May 11, 2015

Is Anime Age Specific?

One of the many misconceptions people trying to ignorantly prove a point will make about this little genre of art is that it's either "those kids shows from Japan" or that "it's those weird shows with fan-service." And hey, guess what? Both are, in their own way, correct! 

Much like any medium, anime will tailor to a wide variety of people. Take American cartoons, for example. While a show like Ben 10 or Teen Titans are targeted more toward kids, shows like Batman: The Animated Series and the "Avatar" shows can be viewed by both adults and children.

Blue Nexus: Solar Survivors - Preview

Eight months ago, seventeen year-old Kyle Raiden joined and elite group of intergalactic warriors harnessing the energy source known as the Nexus. This energy source has been a driving force behind the powers of the universe as well as the spark for many of its greatest wars. It has also, though, turned out some of the universe's finest soldiers, including Kyle's mentor in the ways of the Nexus, an Earthling Roman legend known as Aequitas.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Moving Forward in the Marvel Movie Universe

Spoilers for Avengers: Age of Ultron, so go watch that like now...then come back! 

Marvel Studio's movie universe is about to get a whole lot bigger...but not really hinted at in their latest film, in a strange way.

The movie I thought would be groundbreaking for the MCU wasn't as gigantic as I thought. Sure, events have been put into motion that will eventually pay off, but there wasn't the giant Captain America and Iron Man breakup I, and many others probably, were expecting that would segue us into "Civil War" coming next March.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Flash "Grodd Lives" Review


Well this was a very disappointing episode. You'd think on the final stretch of the show they'd try to hit everything home, but, what happened tonight was a really boring, unexciting episode featuring a really annoying side-character, a villain that was cool to see but didn't really do anything, and a severe lack of humor. Like, really no humor at all.

Friday, May 1, 2015

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" Review (Spoiler-Free)

I think I'll keep this quick because there is a lot I want to talk about but much of it is a spoiler, so, expect some pretty brief thoughts.

Okay, great, so, how's the movie? It's really good. It's a great sequel to its predecessor and you can really tell that in terms of writing and cinematography that this movie was a step-up from where it needed to be. I think that much of the enjoyment people are going to get from this film also depends on how much they've been following it. If you read all the interviews, watch all the clips, and analyze every frame of the movie, then yeah, you're obviously going to be disappointed because you were criticizing things that hadn't yet happened (don't worry, I'm aware that I did this, too, I'm a hypocrite for saying this but at least I acknowledged it).