it's kinda boring to write about a society that has managed to remain pretty stable for almost all of its history
It's adorable. It's sad. Sadorable?
I want a Mimikyu.
Yeah, it is
She still looks stupid with wings
Wait, did they change something in the intro? I've been skipping since season four or five and it sounds different now
Which reminds me, I really need to re-watch season one
And then I wake up again, and it was all just a dreeeeeeeeeeeeeeam
I'm actually feeling good about this episode for some reason
.. No offence
I wonder how they got into this alternate reality. Of course that's what it is. It always is
Or Discord did something
Yep, knew it
How do they know they brought them there?
Alright, let's get on with part two
Well isn't that great
Please don't turn another villain good
They really need to quit doing this. Is there even anyone left in the show who hasn't turned good?
Season seven premier?
Not too bad. That was actually a fun group to watch. I think the way the defeated the Changelings was kind.. Cheap, but I guess there's only so much you can do with 20 minutes. 6.5/10
Next up, Legend of Everfree, and then I'll probably disappear from the blogs
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If you haven't seen it:
Most of my concerns lie with built in software and how all of that works and if Nintendo has finally decided to join this decade with it's online features, but I'm sure we'll hear more on that.
But I'm pretty hyped.
Sorry about that, although you really hadn't missed much lately… I just been doing my normal routine mostly, which is going to work and then watching some media (TV Shows & YouTube mostly) when I get home from work.
Still I guess it hasn’t all been that for past few months (Although it certain been that way majority of the time since I don’t have much of a life. XD). I mean there were a couple of things here and there that I broke routine, so I guess I’ll share the highlights or cliff notes on those things.
So first off, near the end of July, I helped out in BIONILUG Mosaic project (For those wondering, I did about half of the Pohatu Mata side for this mosaic, which is fitting since Pohatu Mata was my first Bionicle set). It was an interesting experience since I have never really done a collaborated building project like that before. Well, nothing like that in person… I mean I did do some mosaic panels for xccj in the past, but I just ship those out and of course, they were much smaller too.
So yeah, it was interesting. I was quite a noob though compared to other people there (I am a pretty slow builder.) and I imagine I was pretty awkward to be around since no one there knew me very well. On the positive side of things though, I didn’t vomit, so that’s something to be thankful for.
Moving on from that, I ended up checking out BrickFair VA for a Saturday Public Day in August (A friend drove me down since I am not ready to do the drive myself.), which was fun and it was pretty cool seeing the finished product of the BIONILUG project that I help with.
Oh, and I was actually going to write recap entry for that back in August with my pictures, but my laziness got the better of me. XD
But anyway, it feels like it is too late for a recap now, so I’ll keep this short (Although I can still share the pictures if you folks want though). Hm… I think my only regret from that day was I forgot to say hi to TTV group, while I was there. Otherwise, it was pretty good day. I didn’t even vomit (Although that’s probably more of because I unintentionally fast the day before.)!
As for possibility of going next year (Whether for a day or more), it looking pretty unlikely at this point, especially since highway driving stresses me out (After last weekend, I honest don’t want to drive on the highway ever again. New Jersey is scary…). I guess we’ll see, but I wouldn’t count on it.
Alright, I think I am going to summarize the rest in list format since I don’t want to keep you folks too long. So here’s the list:
- Work has (thankfully) picked up last month that I have been able to get some overtime weekly again. Here’s hoping it is a good sign for 2017 since this year (until now) was incredible slow.
- Pokemon Red Progress > I got all eight Kanto Badges and I hadn’t challenged the Elite Four though since I waiting till I have 149 Pokemon in my Pokedex. Currently I have 118 Pokemon (Note I need to train 5 more Pokemon to evolve too.) and I’ll be trying to get 26 Pokemon exclusive to Blue Version by the end of the month hopefully (I already have my old Gen 1 3DS set up with a copy to play.).
Man, I can’t believe I am this close to a 100% Pokedex (Excluding Mew because there is no legit way to get it.). It definitely wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be. As for my other self-imposed challenges, all Pokemon have been nicknamed and caught in Pokeball (No Great Ball, Ultra Ball, or Master Ball used), so I am doing well with those challenges so far.
- I went to Zelda Symphony at Mann Center again. Not much to say beside that it was fun evening like always and I would definitely check it out again.
That’s about it really. I guess I’ll share what I been watching lately since maybe you folks might be interested in that, so here’s the list:
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer (On Netflix; First time watching; currently on Season 2)
- Star Wars: Rebels, Season 3 (Live; First time watching)
- Supernatural, Season 12 (Live; First time watching)
- Steven Universe, Season 4 (Post-Live on Amazon Video; First time watching)
- Luke Cage, Season 1 (On Netflix; First time watching; I rank it as my second favorite Marvel Netflix series after Jessica Jones)
- Agents of SHIELD, Season 3 (On Netflix; First time watching)
- Supernatural, Seasons 1-11 (On Netflix; Re-watch to catch up for Season 12)
- Star Wars: Rebels, Seasons 1-2 (On Amazon Video; Re-watch to catch up for Season 3)
- Better Call Saul, Seasons 1-2 (Season 1 on Netflix, Season 2 on Amazon Video; First time watching)
- Breaking Bad, Seasons 1-5 (On Netflix; First time watching)
- Avatar: The Last Airbender, Books 1-3 (DVDs; Yearly Re-watch)
To watch list:
- Bionicle – Netflix Series (On Netflix; First time watching)
- Korra, Books 1-4 (DVDs; Yearly Re-watch)
Okay, I think that about sums it up on that topic. XD If you have any media (TV Shows, Movies, etc) that you think I should check out, please do let me know.
With that said, I think that’s enough from me for today. I hope you all have a great day and thanks for taking the time to read this.
- JMJ 2016
P.S. – If anyone needs the Pokemon Volcanion, let me know since I have a few (6) extra code cards up for grabs.
Ever to reign upon my throne
Here in my Crystal Kingdom
Well, here is a trailer I wasn't expecting to see so soon.
I really like this trailer. Just based on it, it looks like the movie will have a more emotional weight to it than the previous solo Wolverine movies. As it should, since this is Hugh Jackman's last time to play the character. Here are my thoughts on it.
1. I think one of the biggest lines of the trailer is Logan saying that Mutants are gone. That is interesting IMO because it mirrors what's going on with the mutants somewhat in the Marvel Comics. That is, Mutants are becoming extinct thanks to a pathogen related to the Inhumans, from what I understand. Though I don't think Inhumans have anything to do with the apparent extinction of Mutants here, I do find it interesting that the story of the movie would go in that direction. That, or Mutants have just gotten really good at finding from the world, and Logan doesn't know that.
2. You can definitely tell this movie is based in the future, just based on how old both Logan and Charles look alone. I wouldn't be surprised if one or both of them die in this. I just hope that if that happens, they'll get a proper send off.
3. I guess we'll still not get an explanation for how Logan got his metal claws back after the events of The Wolverine. He had them back in Days of Future Past, and he has them here too. I know it's not the biggest plot point in Logan's story. But I would at least like a mention of how he got them back.
4. The villain is shown in only a couple of shots, though you can tell he has a case of the Skywalkers regarding his hand. (Bad joke, sorry. )
5. And then there is the girl. Charles says that she is a lot like Logan. A LOT like him. Maybe she is a Mutant with powers similar to his? The trailer doesn't really go into detail on this, but I wouldn't expect it to as this is the first trailer. I look forward to learning more about her.
6. Johnny Cash's cover of 'Hurt' is used in this trailer. And boy does it fit with the tone of it. This is how you use a song in a movie trailer. (Looking at you, Assassin's Creed.)
I should mention that this is the green band trailer. There is a Red Band Trailer, though the only scene it has that isn't in this one is Logan stabbing a guy with his claws through his skull. Other than that, they are identical trailers.
Overall, this trailer has succeeded in getting me excited for this movie. I look forward to seeing it when it comes out in March.
So what do you guys think of this trailer?
ngl, the tablet kinda coming back was the LAST thing i expected
and with it showing splatoon, that means backwards compatibility is a thing. unless they're releasing a new splatoon to go with it, too. which i'd be surprised to see, honestly. but yes. this is looking really good, especially since the portable screen supports 60FPS at 900p or such.
also it'll have skyrim remastered. which means skyrim on the go. which might be a good thing.
wonder how bad the battery life will be, though. oh well. i'm looking forwards to this.
And plastic pellets...
These were the ingredients chosen to create the perfect little Toa.
But Professor Artakha accidentally added an extra ingredient to the concotion -- Energized Protodermis
Thus, the Toa Nuva were born!
Using their elemental powers, Tahu, Gali, Lewa, Kopaka, Onua, and Pohatu have dedicated their lives to fighting crime and the forces of Makuta!
He went to a temple to save some trapped children's souls. When he failed, he was so disappointed with himself he stayed there in exile. Legendary.
He refused to hold his lightsaber, and instead used the Force to fight with it.
He got a fast food toy made of him. In universe.
His three-and-a-half century exile means he survived the Clone Wars and Order 66.
He warded off a pack of vicious beasts simply by convincing them to go find some other food.
Oh yeah, he also looks like this.
Sometimes I wonder about the accessibility of this blog. Not literally, I mean “Essay Snot Rants dot net” is really easy to remember. I’m talking about the content here.
Sure, I talk about movies a lot. And a lot of the times those movies are blockbusters. You’ve got your discussions on why Rey is the best in The Force Awakens, your discussions on how Age of Ultron portrayed masculinity, and the close reading of an epic monologue from Pacific Rim. Popular movies being discussed deeply! But then you’ve got my oddly well thought-out in-depth analyses of dumb, underperforming movie from 2007. So it balances out, there.
But then I’ve talked about comics like Mockingbird, which, alright, comics are kinda mainstream, but not as much as movies or tv, but probably more so than Don Quixote or trying to find the middle of the venn diagram between Borderlands 2 players and those who have read Jacques the Fatalist. And then last week I prattled on about an off-Broadway play that had just started previews in New York.
Now, that last one is where things get tricky. Most everything I talk about on this blog is readily available. Streaming services like Netflix or old-fashioned piracy makes movies and tv easily watchable; video games are sold everywhere, as are comics and books to an extent. But something like Vietgone is trickier; it’s a far more exclusive experience of a story. So if I wanna talk about it and how it uses language to personalize the immigrant experience, I gotta use more words to introduce the work and describe what I’m talking about before I can actually jump in to discussing why what I’m talking about is relevant.
Which kinda of begs the question: how important is it for stories to be accessible? And I don’t just mean plays here, I’m also thinking of video games.
Hear me out.
To watch a play there either has to be a recording of it available (of which there isn’t for, say, Fun-Home or Vietgone) or you have to be somewhere where it’s showing (like New York) and be able to afford the price of admission.
To play a video game there either has to be a recording of it available (which is, but then there’s a lot of gameplay you’re watching, not playing) or you have to have a system capable of playing that game (so, a PS4 for Uncharted 4) and, in addition, be able to beat said game.
But the inaccessibility of a story doesn’t necessarily make it less important. I’ve heard Ulysses jokingly referred to as the final boss of literature, but it’s also one of my favorite books for the beauty it lends to the everyday. It is a shame that I can’t refer to it as casually as I do Iron Man, but it doesn’t make the story any less worthwhile.
So am I making sense? Or is this just me prattling on about where stories get told? To be honest, I’m not entirely sure. There are so many stories out there, so many that I love but can’t share with someone due to importance of being there. Fun-Home closed on Broadway, so if you see it you won’t see the one I saw, and watching a video is different than being present. Similarly, a video playthrough of Uncharted 4 won't do justice to the experience of being able to explore Nathan Drake’s house.
Maybe this is related to what I wrote a couple weeks ago about how books are a conversation with the reader that creates a personal experience. Maybe it’s just about how stories are so related to who and where you are. I’ll never heard the stories your family told you the way they were told, but does that make them any less? Sure, that bedtime story isn’t The Princess Bride, and it’s nowhere near as accessible as that movie, but that doesn’t make it less important.
Because those stories matter and make sense to you, and I guess that’s enough.
Writer’s Note: Woah. This one turned out ramble-er than I expected. Might be because I’m tired from a six day work week and finishing up post on The Conduits (remember that?). In any case, this rant (definitely a rant), is getting the bloggish tag.
So started with Raze, thinking fire would be good against steel. It was, but her magnemite used thunderbolt, and Raze was left clinging at 1 HP. Immediately brought out Snowdome, and used him for the rest of the entire fight. One-shotted both her Magnemites with Dig, and single-handedly took down her steelix. Funny fact, Snowdome has Sand Veil, and Jasmine kept having her Steelix use Sandstorm. This allowed Snowdome to make it through the entire fight, only getting hit once by Iron Tail, the rest of the time he was spamming Dig, or when he wasn't steelix's attacks were missing, even screech. Snowdome was definitely the MVP here. Tanked it like a boss.
Snowdome (Sandslash) Lv:27 MV-Bloody-P
Raze (Quilava) Lv:24
Jimothy (Victreebel) Lv:24
Shelob (Ariados) Lv:23
Ivan (Noctowl) Lv:20
Leofrick (Gyarados) Lv:24
Also caught a flaafy, named it Tex, and grinded it on the way from olivine city to cianwood city, since it was all water pokemon that way. Got it level 30 and evolved in an ampharos.
Route - Pokemon
29 - Ivan (HootHoot, M, Quiet)
30 - Shelob (Spinarak, F, Impish)
31 - Spinarak (N/A)
Sprout Tower - Ratatta (N/A)
32 - Jimothy (Bellsprout, M, Lonely)
Union Cave - Snowdome (Sandshrew, M, Calm, Had a quick claw)
33 - Zubat (N/A)
Slowpoke Well - Nyancy (Zubat, F, Hasty)
Ilex Forest - Lindsey (Caterpie, F, Serious)
34 - Leonard (Drowzee, M, Bashful)
35 - Abra (Teleported)
National Park - Hoothoot (N/A)
36 - Richard (Pidgey, M, Hardy)
Webster - Kenya (Spearow, F, Hasty)"Gifted" Definitely not stolen
Burned Tower - Smaug (Koffing, M, calm)
Mt.Mortar - Luci (Rattata, F, bold)
38- Clarence (Magnemite, Quiet)
43 - Tex (Flaafy, M, Careful)
40 - Leofrick (Magikarp, M, Bashful)
41 - Sparks (Chinchou, M, modest)
Anyway, INTPs get to claim Spock, which is a pretty big deal. Also, Albert Einstein and Abraham Lincoln. Probably Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes, come to think of it.
But INTJs. Wow. I looked up famous INTJs and I recognized all of the names and personas. Isaac Newton, Karl Marx, Ayn Rand, Friedrich Nietzsche, Mark Zuckerberg, Nikola Tesla, Stephen Hawking, John Nash, John Adams, Isaac Asimov, Martin Luther, Heraclitus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Vladimir Lenin, James Cameron, Christopher Nolan, (probably) George Lucas, and STANLEY FREAKING KUBRICK.
If you're an INTP, it's possible to be of average intelligence. Although rare, there are also some stupid INTPs. However, if you're an INTJ, you're pretty much guaranteed to be an insane genius. I don't know if it's possible to be an INTJ and not be smart.
Also, my opinion could change tomorrow. These personality types aren't as concrete and restricting as some people make them out to be. More on that tomorrow.
EDIT: Tomorrow has come, and darnnit, I changed my mind. I have an easier time being friends and bonding with INTPs.
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