Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire Remakes

     It has been hinted at and referenced for months but I believe that we just got the most concrete evidence that we will get of this happening.  For those of you with Japanese versions of Black 2 and White 2 you will be able to get in the Dream World, dolls of Groudon, Rayquaza, and Kyogre for decor of your house.  The release date for these is November 16th, five days before the anniversary of Ruby and Sapphire's release and the same week that CoroCoro will be coming out.  I view this with hopeful skepticism and I warn that there is a massive chance that I am wrong.  I am predicting a release date based on this information in spring 2013 for Japan and Fall 2013 for American and other markets.

DO NOT TAKE THIS AS FACT.  THIS IS PURE SPECULATION.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Star Wars Episode 7

    Please, dear God, let this be a joke.  Disney acquired Lucasfilm and announced that they expect to have Star Wars Episode VII out by 2015.  I hope that someone is playing a joke because Disney will destroy the franchise.  I will apologize if I am wrong.

Thoughts after the Season 5 TV Spot

     The TV Spot for Adventure Time gives away a lot in regards to what happened/what will happen.  We now know that after going into the portal, Finn and Jake follow the Lich to a room that resembles the Time Room as shown in the map of the multiverse.  A strange being that grants wishes grants the Lich's wish for "the extinction of all life."  Aside from the question of why anyone would want all life to be eliminated especially when they could easily rule the world, Finn and Jake each get one wish.  Finn wishes that the Lich never existed.  While Finn is saying this, there are two scenes that are shown.  One is the Lich moving through a ruined city with other similar sized undead beasts and the other is Simon Petrikov looking up at bomber planes flying overhead.  It then cuts to Huck Finn waking up and saying "What?" in typical Finn fashion.

The clip can be found here:

Here we have the Adventure Time Season 5 TV Spot



I don't even...  Full thoughts on this tomorrow when it is not 1:45 in the morning and I don't have class in seven hours.  I am just going to sleep until things make sense again.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Nicktoons Network Power Rangers SPD and Power Rangers Super Samurai "Trickster Treat" Review

For those of you interested, Power Rangers SPD will be airing on Nicktoons Network starting with a 48 hour marathon on Sunday, November 11th at 9 am.

As for "Trickster Treat": do not waste your time watching this episode.  It is the worst written episode and worst acted episode of the worst season of Power Rangers.  There is no scene that was originally recorded for this episode and the unmorphed ranger scene is from the finale.  And the worst part about this is that it disrupted the main series of events to say "it's Halloween, let's show a Halloween episode that is vaguely related to Halloween."

Terrible use of Shinkenger Returns Saban, why make it.  Nickelodeon, what are you thinking.

0.5/10

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

As most people are aware (I say most because of the fact that the majority of my page viewers are from America) Hurricane Sandy is bearing down on the east coast.  There is a federal state of emergency for many of the states along the path, including my state of New York.  I will attempt to continue making posts but I cannot guarantee that the electricity and WiFi gods will agree with me.  As such, information will be brought as soon as possible.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Discontinuity that went unnoticed

   I noticed this about the episodes "Holly Jolly Secrets" and "I Remember You."  There is a slight discontinuity about the Ice King.  In "Holly Jolly Secrets" the Ice King appears to remember his past and knows that he was at one point Simon Petrikov.  In "I Remember You" he has no recollection of Simon even after watching the tapes with Finn and Jake that established his back story.  Here is my theory behind this: the crown hasn't completed it's process of transforming Simon into the Ice King and he will inevitably reach his "final form" that will transfer his character from neutral evil to chaotic evil and require him to be slain by Finn and Jake or rescue Simon from within the Ice King. 

Today's post...

Today's post will be slightly different after a realization I had earlier.  It will be more about the lore of Adventure Time.  Theories will be next week.  It is about "Holy Jolly Secrets", "I Remember You" and the future of the story-line of Simon Petrikov.  Post will be up at 8 P.M. EST.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

After the Adventure Time Blow Out

I finally got back to work on The Legend of Arkana and here is a new poster.  Don't be to harsh, my photoshop and artistic skills are terrible.


#LegendsLive

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

And Finally...

My thoughts on "The Lich":

“Scared something fierce”
Billy asks about the cosmic owl
Stealing the gems
Finn finds the Enchiridion in Billy’s bag
Billy found it in a bear’s mouth
Turn the sword on the E. and it opens up and the gems go in.
Hello, My name is Book-o.  What you see here is a map of the multiverse.  It shows all the known dimensions and the links between them.  This is the dimension that contains the universe in which we currently reside.  At the center of the multiverse is a dimension called the time room believed to be a quasi-comporial dwelling place of the all mighty prismo.  The time room is a secret dimension that exists outside of time.  The Time Room produces time waves that are experienced by other dimensions.  Some dimensions have permanent links that allow travel to and fro.  Others become linked temporarily by naturally forming wormholes and others can become linked artificially by magical portals opened by objects of great power.  Once the last gem is inserted into the Enchirideon it will have the power to create a portal to any dimension in the multiverse.  An activated portal has the power to create a time dilation in which either side of the portal experiences a temporal synchronization allowing for the safe passage of particles through a nonlocal region of spacetime. 
Finn and Jake steal Princess Bubblegum’s gem.
The Enchirideon turns to stone.
Billy is actually the Lich.
Lich offers Finn immortality.
Finn destroys the Enchirideon.
It forms the portal anyway
Jake tries to stop the Lich
Finn helps Jake
Both get pulled into the portal and it vanishes.                           
Fade to white like the end of Lost season 5
Finn is sitting barefoot on the root of a tree with Jake sitting like a normal dog next to him on a farm with a barn/tractor.  He has a visible nose and a robotic arm.  He is fatter with a sash going across his chest.  Jake’s eyes are different and he is also slightly fatter.  Finn is playing a flute type instrument.  Jake howls and it is unknown if he can speak English.  Finn is called inside by a woman in a pink dress with a ring on.  Finn refers to her as “Mom.”  The barn has a very steampunk look to it.
“Finn, Finn will you come in here please.  Hurry!  It is very important. ” 

Thoughts on "I Remember You":

Marceline, is it just you and me in the wreckage of the world?  That must be so confusing for a little girl.  And I know you’re going to need me here with you.  But I’m losing myself and I’m afraid you’re going to lose me too.  This magic keeps me alive, but it’s making me crazy and I need to save you but who is going to save me?  Please forgive me for whatever I do when I don’t remember you.
Marceline, I can feel myself slipping away.  I can’t remember what it made me say but I remember that I saw you frown.  I swear it wasn’t me, it was the crown. This magic keeps me alive, but it’s making me crazy and I need to save you but who is going to save me?  Please forgive me for whatever I do when I don’t remember you.

It is assumed that the “Mushroom War” that wiped out the humans is the point when the magic returned.  However, it is shown that the magic returns earlier because Marceline is a vampire in “I Remember You.”  My theory is that Betty Petrikov became Princess Bubblegum.  The “friendly rivalry” between Marceline and Princess Bubblegum is because, while the princess may not want the affection that the Ice King gives her, Marceline wants it.  The engagement between Simon and Betty was never stated to be broken off so I believe that Betty went to find a similar crown so that she can live forever like Simon.  Unfortunately, her memory was wiped and her sanity was lost similar to Simon but instead of developing mental illness causing him to kidnap princesses, she dedicated her insanity attempting to fill the empty void in her life left by Simon.  I believe that if both these characters continue to be main cast players on the show, they will be written off at similar times but I doubt that both Princess Bubblegum and the Ice King as we know them will last longer than season 6.

Revelation "I Remember You"

The song "I Remember You" from the episode with the same name was a plea to the audience to forgive him, not just to Marceline to forgive him.  It is a point for a character change in Simon/Ice King so "Please forgive me for what I may do/When I don't remember you." means that he wants the audience to know that it is the gems that are evil, not the Ice King.

Comments, Feedback, and more.

I would like to take the time to acknowledge comments.  Comments are encouraged and I will take all feedback into account.  On that note, a comment yesterday said that my review lacked substance.  My question is, would you rather I continued to do reviews like that with a bare-bones review within a few minutes and then in-depth analysis within 24 hours or should I do both at once within a few hours?  Comment responses.

Also, Friday I would like to do a post discussing people's views other than my own.  If you have a theory on November 12th's episode of Adventure Time or on the show in general, email it to TLOAOfficial@yahoo.com.  I will feature the top 5 theories and I will discuss them.  If I can't get 5 emailed to me, I will use Tumblr theories.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Adventure Time Theories for Season 5

     To quote Frieza from the Team Four Star dub of Dragon Ball Z: "Well that happened."  Of course I am referring to the royal mindfuck that was last night's episode of Adventure Time, "The Lich."  Now, even as I am writing this, people are speculating as to what will happen next season.  Here are my theories:

1a. The Finn and Jake we see in the finale are an alternate timeline where one key event is different, namely the Mushroom War never happened.  Every other event remains the same.  In this theory, Marceline is still a vampire because her becoming a vampire is independent of the Mushroom War and Simon Petrikov becoming the Ice King still happens as him discovering the crown is independent of the war.  However, the two characters never met because their meeting is the result of the war.  As a result of the Ice King's "wizard eyes" he can see what happened and restores their memories of Ooo.  They go on a quest to find the gems and the Enchirideon of that dimension with the help of the Ice King so they can return to their own timeline and fight the Lich.

1b.  The Finn and Jake we see in the finale are an alternate timeline where one key event is different, namely the Mushroom War never happened and the Enchairideon and gems were never created.  Thus, Simon would not be the Ice King and Marceline would not be the Vampire Queen.  BUT considering that Finn and Jake lived over a thousand years after Simon and Marceline, both would be long dead however their descendants would be alive.  With the help of Simon's descendants, Finn and Jake find a way to return.

1c. The Finn and Jake we see in the finale are an alternate timeline where one key event is different, namely the Mushroom War never happened.  The Finn and Jake from the Ooo timeline will appear and team up with the alt-Finn/Jake and the Ice King and Marceline to get back to Ooo using that dimension's Enchirideon.

2. The Finn and Jake we see in the finale ARE the Finn and Jake from Ooo Prime but altered to fit into the new dimension like how we saw Stewie and Brian in "Road to the Multiverse."  It is a covert operation to track down the Lich culminating in a showdown using the universes with Finn and Jake and their gender-swapped versions vs. the Lich.

Personally, I think none of these will happen as they are too easy to figure out.  It will probably be some new outrageous mindfuck that will leave with more questions than answers.  Penn, meet J.J.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Review: Adventure Time The Lich

Well the gems have power.  Basically, the gems from the crowns, when put into the Enchirideon open a portal to another dimension.  The Lich takes the form of the Hero Billy and tricks Finn and Jake into opening the portal.  Finn and Jake follow the Lich into it and end up on a farm in what I assume is the American South where Finn has a robotic arm, his face resembles that of Lemongrab and his mom is there.

That is an amazing finale.  They basically said the rules of connecting the dimensions and the reference that is master of it all is the one from "Five Short Graybles."  The end was unexpected and a massive cliffhanger.  Season 5 better begin explaining

Not at all what I expected but a solid 10/10

What is Ooo?

Well I have a theory.   But first, here is the chronology of important events:  Note that years are denoted as "Age" with "Age 0" being the Mushroom War.  Also, note the time and date this was written; it is before the airing of "The Lich."

Age -5: Simon Petrikov finds the Enchirideon, Simon Petrikov buys the crown from a Scandinavian dock worker.  He puts it on and begins to lose his sanity and loses Betty, his fiance.

Age 0:  The Mushroom War occurs and wipes out all humans with the known exceptions of Simon and Marceline.  Simon meets Marceline and gives her Hambo from the ruins of a toy store.

Sometime between Age 0 and Age 1000: Simon completes his transformation into the Ice King, the Kingdoms of Ooo are established and the magic returns.  New species are created and somehow Finn comes into existence.  The Enchirideon somehow finds its way to its new location.  Billy's adventures occur and the Lich King is defeated the first time.

Age 1013: Finn finds the Enchirideon, Finn defeats the Lich the second time, the Lich possesses the "waving snail" and Princess Bubblegum, the Lich gets the Enchirideon, the Lich returns for a third time, Marceline attempts to restore the Ice King's memories.

Now to try and explain the Ice King's behaviors.  I believe that Betty became the Princess Bubblegum after the Mushroom War.  Basically is my theory is based on the wording of what Simon said.  All Simon said was that he never saw her again after the hallucinations started.  I take this not as she couldn't deal with Simon's curse but instead wanted to become immortal like him so she went on a search to find another similar crown.  The crown that she found was the tiara that Princess Bubblegum wears.  The crown created a similar effect to the glasses of nerdicon and made her intelligent swapping Simon and Betty.

Here is how it all fits together under this theory.  Princess Bubblegum is scientifically inclined in her character design because Betty's intent is to rid Simon of his curse.  However, Betty lost her memory and is unable to remember that.  The Ice King is in love with Princess Bubblegum because of the fact that, since she was at one point Betty, she is "his princess."  Marceline and Princess Bubblegum have the rivalry because Marceline has abandonment issues and wants the affection of her father who didn't abandon her willingly, Simon.  The Ice King wants the love of Princess Bubblegum and is indifferent toward Marceline in his current state so this creates Marceline's feelings toward Princess Bubblegum.

I also believe that Hunson Abadeer is not Marceline's real father OR he found the locket and became the Demon.  The difference between him and Princess Bubblegum and the Ice King is that he would have retained his memories (he remembers that Marceline is his daughter) and he made her a vampire so she would live forever.  The option that he is not the father is that Simon was her father figure until he became the Ice King and she was taken in by Hunson Abadeer as a little girl.

Hopefully tonight's episode can shed light on some of the mysteries.    

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

IGN

 Are you really the number one source for pokemon information?  Serebii has consistantly had more information than you and it tends to be more relevant and helpful across all games rather than just Black 2/White 2.  Even your coverage of the two current games is extremely lacking.  Where is the coverage of the 3DS Mystery Dungeon game?  Outside of Pokemon, you choose what to report and what not to.  Apparently Sonic Adventure 2 wasn't re-released in your little world.  Nothing important happens unless it is a fan-made Minecraft design, Call of Duty, Borderlands, Assassins Creed, Halo, Lego or Marvel/DC.  Have you been briefed on the fact that Adventure Time is entering into its biggest story arc ever?  The fact that they showed the aftermath of a nuclear war last week escaped you.  I also did not see coverage of the outrage by parents over the implied lesbian relationship between Princess Bubblegum and Marceline.   Saban Brands contracted all six of the Samurai Rangers to star next season in the crossover.  Dragon Ball has a new movie coming out next March.  Your "Upcoming" is objectively rated by obvious Call of Duty fans that intelligent people are forced to go elsewhere for news.  I advise that people stop using IGN for news.   

Monday, October 15, 2012

Review: Adventure Time I Remember You

There are no words to describe what I just saw.  I tasked Adventure Time to make up for the abysmal failure that was the 100th episode and they did.  The episode revealed that Marceline and the Ice King knew eachother before the destruction of the Earth and it is also the first episode to show the actual carnage of the thermonuclear war that destroyed everything.  Wow, just wow.  10/10

Adventure Time just became must watch.

     This year truly has been a big one for the hit show Adventure Time on Cartoon Network. Within the past year we have learned where the Ice King came from and why he kidnaps princesses, Finn got a new love interest, we learned about the Nightosphere and the Spirit World, we learned where the magic man came from and that Abraham Lincoln from the pilot is from Mars, we learned that there are different elementals (Fire and Water are all that we know of), we learned what happened immediately following "Evicted", we learned Princess Bubblegum's successor and we learned that Lady Rainicorn is pregnant.  Based on descriptions from tonight's and next Monday's episodes, it appears as though this year is poised to be the true "shit hits the fan" year setting up for next year.  This week, the Ice King and Marceline the Vampire Queen bond over memories while next week the Lich King comes back and reveals Ooo's secrets.  I will be posting a list of information gathered from tonight's episode by 8 P.M. and a review of "Tales of the Park Part II", this year's Halloween special of Regular Show.

Sorry about the lack of posts

News:  Goseiger v. Shinkenger has been confirmed for Megaforce.  It will be a full cast team up similar to the ones starting in Lost Galaxy and ending in SPD.   The full cast of Samurai has been confirmed to return which means that we will have Antonio in Super Samurai Mode.  Also, RangerCrew's FuryDiamond has stated that in off the record unofficial conversations that fans will be more stoked for season 2 of Megaforce.    Also, Megaforce will be 50 episodes and three movies.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Opinion Post: Why We Are The Way That We Are.

     Yes, the title to this piece is a reference to an episode of The Office.  That is where the extent of the humor goes for this piece.  This piece is about media sensationalism and I feel the need to write this after this was first referenced in an episode of The Newsroom about the Casey Anthony case and then recently with the missing persons case in Colorado involving the disappearance of ten-year-old Jessica Ridgeway on her way to school.  Now, I am going to do EXACTLY what The Newsroom did and talk about what the most sensationalized missing persons cases had in common.  First, Etan Patz.  The story behind this was that six-year-old Etan went missing in Manhattan.  His body was never recovered.  His killer was also never convicted as of yet.  Second, Natalee Holloway.  Her story is that she went missing while on a trip to Aruba.  Her body was never recovered and her presumed killer is in prison for an unrelated murder.  Third, Caylee Anthony.  She went missing and her mother was the presumed murderer.  She was acquitted and Caylee's remains were recovered.  I am not going to talk about Jessica out of respect for her parents privacy, but the fourth example is Leiby Kletzky, an eight-year-old boy abducted in Brooklyn and killed.  His body was found dismembered in the freezer of his abductor.

Here is an analysis of the variables surrounding some of the most sensationalized abduction cases in America:


Etan Patz
Natalee Holloway
Caylee Anthony
Leiby Kletzky
Age
Under 10
Over 10
Under 10
Under 10
Race
Caucasian
Caucasian
Caucasian
Caucasian
Place of Residence
Manhattan, NY
Clinton, Mississippi
Orlando Fl.
Brooklyn, NY
Did they know the abductor?
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
Did they trust the abductor?
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Assumed Yes
Where they went missing from
On his way to school
Trip to Aruba
Her home
On his way home from school
Fate
Presumed Dead in Absentia
Presumed Dead in Absentia
Found Murdered
Found Murdered
Killer’s Fate
Unknown
In Prison for an unrelated murder
Unknown
Prison until 2051


As you can see, the only common factor between all four cases is that they were all Caucasian.  It would also explain why there has been no sensationalized kidnapping/murder stories of minorities.

Now to explain the other main issue with the media is the sensationalization of kidnapping in general.  Here is how the stats actually break down nationally:
800,000 children per year are reported missing or abducted.  Considering there are roughly 73,847,284 his translates to 1.08%.  Of the children missing, 69,000 are abducted.  So this means that 0.0009% of kids under 18 are abducted.  Of abductions, only 12,000 are non-family related.  This is 0.0001% of kids.

Yes abductions are a tragedy but it is no reason to change our lives for them.

Power Rangers Super Samurai Final Arc!

    Yes, Nickelodeon has been threatening this for months but it is finally time for Power Rangers Super Samurai to end.  The final arc begins on this Saturday, October 13th at 1 PM with "A Crack in the World." I am interested as they are using footage from Shinkenger Returns for the Halloween special.  Still no word if we will see the Black version of the Super Samurai suits.  Next year, we can expect Goseiger v. Shinkenger to be made into a Power Rangers version and that is when we will see Super Samurai Gold.

All information here is courtesy of rangercrew.com

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Google Mobile's New Look.

Google Mobile unveiled it's new look today.  It looks suspiciously familiar.  Facebook's Legal Team, Assemble.


Pilot

If you wish to read the pilot before its heavy editing go to my tumblr.

http://www.tumblr.com/blog/tloaofficial

Monday, October 8, 2012

News: PETA, The Appendix of the Activist Groups

     What is an appendix?  That thing in our intestines designed to digest tree bark.  We no longer eat trees, and as such, it can become violently active and cause immense discomfort and inconvenience for people involved costing a large sum of money.  PETA is similar.  PETA's purpose is noble don't get me wrong, and I do believe that animals should be treated humanely.  But, joking or not, creating advertisements advocating for the boycott of Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2 on the grounds that it is inhumane to Pokemon is ridiculous.  It is just as ridiculous as last year's boycott of Super Mario 3D Land because "it condoned the wearing of animal furs" however irrelevant the Japanese myth of the Tanooki is to them.  Stunts like this serve to make their whole program illegitimate and it goes to show where your donations are going.  Someone was paid to make the flash game and all the supplementing materials.  Someone was paid to draw the pictures.  This stuff isn't free.

And I'm in before IGN.com and Serebii.net

Here is a link to the game: http://features.peta.org/pokemon-black-and-white-parody/

EDIT: The full list of "animal friendly games" including Mario Kills Tanooki and Cooking Mama: Mama Kills Animals can be found here

General Information for the Week of 10/8

Some important things:
1. I should be receiving my copies of Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2 on Thursday.  Based on my history, I should have both games beaten in a week.  Don't forget that the legendary Pokemon Genesect is available over Wi-Fi until November.  Also, the Keldeo event ended yesterday.
2. I should be getting The Casual Vacancy this weekend as well.  I should have that reviewed by the end of the month.
3.  I will be monitoring all sources for information on Power Rangers Megaforce, specifically guests on set.
4. This Wednesday I will be doing coverage of the Vice Presidential Debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.  That will be the Thursday post.  Assuming that there is no Big Bird fiasco like last week, the post for saturday will be on HD Re-Releases.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

I figured that this was worth a post

      I'm not sure why, but Hustler magazine is one of my top referrers.  Other than that, I have a massive following from Mexico, once again I am not sure why.  I'm not going to argue, I would just like an explaination.  I just thought this was funny.

#confusion

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Yes, I realize it is early...

     But... today I will not be doing a Saturday post.  Election coverage as well as the IGN and Boy Scout snippets will suffice for this week sorry.  BUT... I plan to attend the San Diego Comic-Con 2013 or the E3 2013 conventions.  Money will be tight but I will keep you posted as we get closer to the dates.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Boy Scouts and Homosexuality

    Here we go again.  Another group that is having other people's views forced upon them.  I'm not going to spend too much time on this issue but: liberal groups, stop trying to get everyone to see things your way.  The  Boy Scouts of America is a Christian group.  They are also a PRIVATE group.  If you don't like their practices, sue.  That is all.

Online Store Review: Gamestop PC Direct Download

     Yesterday, I decided to buy Mercenaries 2: World in Flames on PC direct download.  I weighed the options and decided to buy it through Gamestop's direct download server.  It had a vast selection of games to choose from for download as well as DLC for said games.  The selection rivaled even Amazon and was comprehensive of modern games across genres.  Prices were good and were even lowered to the points where, with tax added, it equaled or was less than the advertised price.  The only drawback was the 4+ hour download time.

I would recommend using Gamestop for direct download

Curiosity is Always a good thing.

   What Television show that you used to like that got cancelled would you like to see come back?  Comment answers below

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Bloody Gir

     I figure that this requires a post.  Bloody GIR was the first recognizable instance of interior censorship by a channel.  Basically, there was supposed to be an episode where GIR appeared covered in blood.  When it was submitted to Nickelodeon for approval, it was shot down.  From what I can gather, it was supposed to be from the series finale.  So what the writers, directors, producers and everyone else involved did was they put the image of "Bloody GIR" in one frame per episode for the entire second season.

So Yea... That's that.

Opinion Piece 3 Part 2: IGN needs help

     Yes I know I did an opinion piece already today, but reading IGN has proven to me that the staff of that site needs a review of basic video game knowledge.  First of all, their review of Pokemon Black 2: the picture they used as the post picture is from the cover of Pokemon White 2.  Also, the review is nothing more than a laundry list of the new features it has with a very basic plot summary.  Now my other issue is, the fact that they repeatidly refer to Call of Duty being new and innovative and requiring strategy.  Anyone with two brain cells to rub together and has played CoD will know that it is the video game equivalent of the college paper mill.  It is a quick money making game that sells quick and leave the buyer with a sense of regret wasting such a large amount of money for a shit outcome.  Now, apparently if the news doesn't involve CoD, Borderlands, Bioshock, Minecraft, Pokemon (The main series of games), Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, Tales of..., Mario, or Mass Effect it isn't worthy of their site as Sonic Adventure 2's re-release and the new Pokemon Mystery Dungeon game as well as Dragon Ball Budokai/Budokai 3 re-release are not mentioned anywhere on the site.  My advice? news.google.com and search for games you want information.  You will also get reviews from people with a measurable IQ that don't list Pokemon Emerald and Pokemon Yellow as repackages of the first two games.

My review of Pokemon Black 2 and Pokemon White 2 will be written once the games have been played through.  I expect to get them Tuesday of next week.

Opinion Piece 3: Election Clarification

     So while existing in multiple locations around campus today and reading Facebook, it has become apparent to me that last night's debate requires some clarification.  Both candidates performed well but it is clear that the winner was Mitt Romney.  Second, yes Mr. Romney wants to cut PBS out of the budget for step back for a second.  What would actually be lost from this?  Jobs?  No, the entertainment industry is hiring.  Programming?  This has been the most talked about issue with Sesame Street being the most noted.  Let me make this very clear: we will never see a day where Sesame Street isn't on the air unless the production company decides to stop funding the show.  The instant that PBS is shut down, Nickelodeon, Disney, and Cartoon Network will start a massive bidding war for it.  And finally, Mitt Romney had far more specific examples about how he would fix the country.  President Obama relied on appeals to pathos and plain folks imagery from swing states.  He had nothing substantial to say and yet he talked for over four minutes more than Mr. Romney.  And by repeatidly going back to how Mr. Romney is going to "worsen the deficit and lower the taxes on the wealthy" while Mitt Romney repeatidly explained what he would actually do just made President Obama look uninformed.  And Romney's ideas for fixing the education system are better, and more legal than President Obama.  Race to the Top tramples on the 10th amendment as education is a state right and the standardized testing it calls for is banned by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.  Plus, removing tenure will never happen under the watch of a democrat because democrats are funded by the teacher unions (such as the UFT).  Again, these are FACTS not opinions.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Presidental Debate Notes

Here are my notes from the presidential debate:


Coverage of the Presidential Debate
I think that it is pretty cool about the amount of pre-debate shows that are on, similar to the Super Bowl.
Before the debate President Obama is leading in the polls.
The hand shaking reminds me of Veep
Jobs
O: 30 seconds just wishing Michelle Happy Anniversary, Went overtime
R: Romney comes off very personable, Romney comes off as if he knows the issues better.
O: Race to the Top mentioned without any mentioning it’s issues, Romney, jump on this.  Tax breaks for energy.  Investing in education.  Lower Taxes on the Rich.  Attacks Romney’s plan.
Romney no tax cuts on scales that Obama says.  Romney is winning at this point. 9:12 PM. 
Romney Is talking down to Obama.
Obama knows that he is losing.
2001 and 2003 had no recession
Reagan used Romney’s approach.
Clinton wasn’t in a recession.
Differences on Deficit Problem
Romney’s Cuts:
Obamacare
PBS
Anything the State Can do
Combine agencies
Obama’s Cuts:
Check the Website, he doesn’t know
Obama is using unsubstantiated facts
Romney is dismantling Obama’s opinion
Romney calls out claims of breaks for outsourcing.
Entitlements
Social Security:
Structurally sound: Obama
Medicare: Obama cuts for current retirees-Romney
Obama does not mention his cuts.
Romney: Cuts to higher income people.
Regulation:
R:Dodd-Frank establishes “Too Big to Fail”
Romney: Repeal and Replace “Dodd-Frank”
No one is going to say the truth about the cause of the recession.
Obamacare
Romney has reasons to revoke.  Obama is using Plain Folks Propaganda.
Uses the state level as an example for federal.
Prices going down couldn’t have anything to do with the fact that it is a recession
Obama just ventured into very dangerous territory.
No Mention of Affordable Care Supreme Court
Romney: He played the 10th amendment
Views of the Role of Fed
Obama: Keep people safe
Obama: Create Frameworks for people to succeed
Obama invokes Lincoln
Obama: Race to the Top Works
Obama: Romney doesn’t think we need more teachers
Romney: Mass has great schools and teachers
Education is a State Right
No military cuts
Religious Tolerance
Romney ventures into religion
College Grads need a new path
Education
Romney: State issue with little intervention.
Romney: Vouchers for low income
Obama: Fed has significant role in education
Obama lapses back into an issue already finished with taxes.
Education budget includes PBS Mr. Obama
Obama: Making college affordable
Obama: Yay! More student loans :D -_____-
Romney calls out Obama’s priority is green jobs.
Romney calls for school grading (Mr. Romney meet Mr. Bloomberg)
Partisanship
Romney: I will sit down after elected to talk about the issues.  Work collaboratively to find common ground. 
Obama: Will take advice from either side as long as it benefits the middle class. 
Obama: Don’t Ask Don’t Tell somehow benefits the average American
Closing Arguments
Obama: Plain Folks… The auto workers like the $60/hour paychecks too.  Total Time: 42:50
Romney: Different Directions as Obama makes the “Not Bad” rage comic face.  Will Create 12 million jobs.  I will protect from Obamacare.  CNN cut to commercial in the middle of Romney’s closing arguments on my stream.

Romney won in my opinion


Legend of Korra Season 1 Review with Spoilers.

     Following the abysmal failure that was The Last Airbender, Nickelodeon launched in spring of 2012 Avatar: The Legend of Korra.  The show was an absolute success both in ratings (the highest rated animated television show thus far in 2012) and in storytelling itself.  The show managed to set itself apart from the past three seasons of Avatar: The Last Airbender and reignite the massive fan following the franchise has.  
     The show starts out in a way that is similar to most spin-offs within the story's continuity.  It introduces the new main character while using an old character in a minor role to establish the time lapse.  Korra, after an issue arises in Republic City forcing the son of Aang and Katara, Tenzin, to not be able to train Korra.  Korra sneaks away with the help of Katara who takes on the role of "Gran-Gran" in this episode.  Korra gets to Republic City and learns of the anti-bender unrest growing in the city.  She takes up professional bending and moves in with Tenzin and his family.  During the final of the Professional Bending Tournament, Amon (the bad guy) and the Equalists attack and take the bending from the other team.  Korra, Tenzin and Lin Bei Fong (Toph's daughter) fight back and drive off the Equalists.  Korra begins working for Tarlok in an effort to keep the Equalists from taking over the city.  It is revealed that Tarlok is not only working against the greater good of the city, but is also a blood-bender.  Korra is taken captive by Tarlok and attempts to contact Aang for advice.  Amon finds Tarlok and Korra and Korra escapes but Tarlok's bending is taken.  The equalists attack Airbender Island and Tenzin and his family escape, Lin sacrifices her bending to save Korra and the Airbenders.  Korra infiltrates the Equalists and finds out that Amon's real name is Noatok (I probably spelled that wrong), he is Tarlok's brother, both Tarlok and Noatok are the son's of Yakone (the leader of a criminal syndicate in Republic City who was the first blood-bender that could blood-bend when it wasn't a full moon and he had his bending taken by Aang) AND he is a blood-bender that can use blood-bending to take other people's bending.  Korra and Mako fight Amon and Korra loses her bending.  The fight seems not to be going well until Amon almost takes Mako's bending and she miraculously learns to airbend.  Amon gets thrown out a window and his secret is revealed to the world so he gathers Tarlok and they escape.  In their escape, Tarlok blows up the boat they are on in a murder suicide.  Meanwhile, Katara is unable to restore Korra's bending.  She runs off and meets the spirit of Aang who restores it and gives her access to the Avatar State.  She then restores the bending of everyone who lost it to Amon.  The season ends with Tenzin referring to Korra as "Avatar Korra."

I give the season a 9 out of 10 because it had great art, storytelling, themes, and characters but it didn't do enough to continue the continuity to Avatar: The Last Airbender.  Foremost, not once is The Mechanist mentioned.  Zuko has a few passing references and Iroh has no references.  Also, I don't want to rate it too high because a clip out of SDCC (San Diego Comic-Con) leads me to believe that Koh may be the main antagonist from this point on and THAT would earn a 10/10

9/10 I hope Book Two is as good

The Legend of Arkana Announcement

Last night, or the previous post, I unveiled the promotional title card for The Legend of Arkana.  I plan to have a full episode, animated without voices, by the end of the month.  This is purely so I can test the waters and see how well it is recieved.  Also, tonight I will be posting an unbiased report of the presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Former Governor Mitt Romney.  The report will be up immediately after the debate.

I still have roles open as co-writer, animators, storyboard artists, and voice actors.  If you are interested email me at TLOAOfficial@yahoo.com

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Adventure Time 100th Episode Review (Spoilers)

     On the night that featured both the season premiers of Adventure Time and Regular Show, one show did well, the other had a hundredth episode special that left a lot to be desired.  For a show that ended last season with the announcement that Lady Rainicorn is pregnant with Jake's baby (something that the fan community has been calling for for years) they did not do a very good job commemorating the 100th episode or bringing the premier up to at least the par standard established for the show.  The story was stock and generic.  All I can say is, the Fiona and Cake episode better be good and the Lich story line should at least be continued in a way more satisfying than "Did you get the book?"

Rating: 7.5/10

It was good, had it's typical funny moments, but for a show as "bombastic" as Adventure Time I expected more from the 100th episode.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Regular Show Season Premier (Spoilers)

     With a show like Regular Show, anything can be expected from any episode.  With this in mind, the first episode of the season four was something totally new and original.  The show's tagline "it's anything but" may refer to the strange creatures that appear out of seemingly mundane activities but in this case, it refers to the fact that this was nothing like anything ever done before.
     When the episode starts and a man with a suit is shooting the main cast in the head with a laser, the first thing that popped into my head was "what did Mordecai and Rigby do now."  Mordecai and Rigby both manage to escape using the time machine used in the episode "Bad Kiss."  Two months pass and Mordecai and Rigby come back.  Everyone has had their memories erased and their time at the park has been replaced with other common place jobs.  In a very Lost season six fashion they do things that make them remember everything from the time and override the brainwashing.  Once Mordecai, Rigby, Skips, High-Five Ghost, Muscle Man, and Pops are gathered, they go to find Benson so they can get the park declared a historical landmark and stop the construction of Exit 9B. Unfortunately, they are captured and it is revealed that the whole thing was a revenge scheme by the son of Garret Bobby Ferguson (the giant Jesus head from season one) to bring back his father and kill everyone in the park.  Fortunately, Skips calls in all their allies from the first seasons.  An epic battle ensues and, upon Benson and Thomas (the new goat intern) signing the petition, the villains are all sucked back into hell.
     Despite it's similarities to a Dragon Ball GT story line with the deus ex machina ending similar to Power Rangers in Space, the episode is something totally new and unique to the show and introduces the new character Thomas in a way that leaves the audience wanting more of him.

I give the premier a 9.5 out of 10 rating and I only take off the .5 because I would have preferred this episode been the 100th episode special.

Rating: 9.5/10 Keep it up.

#HeyOccupy

The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement has been gaining so much political and media coverage lately it is nauseating. Now, in my reviews in the past of books and movies and video games, I voice my opinions because it is a free country so this will follow suit with this criticism of the #Occupy movement. It’s a JOKE. Regardless of what they are fighting for (something that they have not established yet) they have made NO progress in whatever great change they want. If you attempt to go up to them in person (which I have attempted in the New York movement) it won’t get through their stoned out heads (not an exaggeration. The park reeked of pot) so I propose a new method of dealing with this great annoyance: a twitter movement: #HeyOccupy. So here it goes… #HeyOccupy, Why don’t you try this:

1. Form a political party: They say to fight fire with fire (which is what I am doing) because it tends to work out. Now let’s say they form a political party, or better yet a national party for president. The third candidate will have plenty of support even if it is just to shut you up.

2. Get a job: Seriously. Stop complaining and find a job. If you look it is not hard to find one. I am a senior in high school and I can walk into a store and get offered one. Even if you’re “not employable” take advantage of the services at your local library to get employed.


3. Write to your congressperson: Or even better call them. Nothing gets through to those numbskulls like the threat of not being reelected. Why do you think SOPA failed?


4. Make Demands: Please. Tell us what we can do to get you from occupying traffic lanes and taking news time away from the important issues.


5. Be straight forward: If you want a communist government, just say so. Just don’t be mysteriously hypocritical. Don’t protest the bank bailouts and praise the bailouts of the auto industry. Don’t protest the G8 and say nothing when Obama meets with the leaders of socialist and communist parties of Europe. 


6. Learn the Facts: The banks aren’t evil. Let’s remove them from existence and see how the world lasts. It wouldn’t. Also ever hear of the Phillips curve? If everyone in a society is employed it is bad for the economy. And stop blaming the bankers. It is partially the victims fault. If they read the contract they were signing and thought ahead none of this would have happened. And last stop complaining. Everyone knows you’re just upset because you weren’t handed a job like everything else in life.


So #Occupy do something constructive like any of the above suggestions instead of sitting in parks singing.

General Site News

Just some general information:

1. This week, I will be posting opinion pieces on HD Re-releases and about FCC regulation and why it is destroying the fabric of America.

2. In the coming weeks I will be posting reviews of Pokemon Black 2, Pokemon White 2, The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling, Divergent by Veronica Roth, and Insurgent by Veronica Roth.  Probably around 5 P.M. today I will re-post my #HeyOccupy article.