Saturday, September 24, 2016

Barry 'Man Of Destiny' Cannon Needs Help To Fund A Project

Barry 'Man Of Destiny' Cannon: I have digital albums and download cards for sale. I need to make $500 in total for this project. Download cards are 10 dollars, online albums are name your own price. I need to sell 50 online albums for $10 to do a song with a certain big artist.

  Note: This guest post has been partially edited by me in order for clarity, but the pricing and majority of the post is all Barry's. He is a pal of mine, but I derive absolutely nothing except good karma from helping him.

Not Recommended Comics List Of 4 Hawkman Swipes Flash Gordon Edition

1. Avengers World #18 (2015) feels inaccessible in a "need to read a whole bunch of other issues" kind of way. Not to mention that Sunspot who has a lot of experience in being used and double-crossed fails to plan for yet another double-cross.

2. New Avengers #34.2 (2015) has the main and one-off characters displaying horrific and nonsensical nonverbal body language. Also the story has a weak plot, heroes being jerks for no reason, logic fails, and somewhat unrealistic dialogue.

3. New Avengers #31 (2015) has the same inaccessibility flaw as Avengers World #18 (2015).

4. The first Hawkman origin from Flash Comics #1 (January, 1940) feels and looks rushed in its various details. Example: Hawkman's helmet is constantly being redesigned from panel to panel. Also seems to have several possible art swipes from Flash Gordon stories published in that time period.

Omoikane and others please bless Good Morning Call Episode 4 Opinion Piece

Warning Of Spoilers!

  I have a little bit of a problem with how the plot had to be contrived so that Daichi and Uehara could   have the "talk." That said I do like that they are both shown to take the mature route regarding Nao's wants and needs. Though speaking of her needs I hope they get rid of her job at the ramen shop soon. I want this cause I don't like the owner's kid, Kentaro's, treatment of Nao. Also I don't believe Kentaro's story about the bowls. However, I do think this job has taught Nao a life lesson or two.

  Now as for the technical bits of this episode I liked they are as follows: The camera angles which show things like the apartment entrance (which has not been shown before). How the re-use of certain outfits (Nao's yellow sweater) along with the first time use of others (the red dress) creates a more realistic characterization. Whatever was done to create the visual effect to indicate the flashbacks. (I'm really unsure if it was a practical or computer effect.)

  Questions! Was Marina's audio cut off when telling Abe to "forget" Nao? Cause she was still speaking but I was not hearing speech and I am not sure if this was just a thing happening on Netflix? If it was cut off is there a chance that affects Moi Arai's paycheck? Is there a site, podcast, or video that compiles what is not standard for the majority of Japanese citizens to like versus these characters likes? If not I challenge someone reading this to attempt to make that list.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Rai Issue 16 Review With Spoilers

Warning Of Spoilers!

    This issue has one grammatical mistake that is partly the fault of Dave Lanphear, but it is mostly the fault of the editor and assistant editor. It was something that should have been easy to catch on a simple read through. However, the major problem with this story involves how it wraps back around to the start of Rai. In other words it literally ends at the beginning of issue 1. From my point-of-view this has felt like a lazy story arc in an otherwise epic series. (Leading credence to my theory that Matt Kindt may be facing some level of creative burnout.) Finally the art and colors are high enough quality to prevent this from being a total failure of sequential art. (Even though I am disturbed with how "Father" came across like a techno tentacle monster from a hentai.)

   Not Recommended!

A&A: The Adventures Of Archer & Armstrong Issue 6 Review With Spoilers

Warning Of Spoilers!

  Bear in a lab coat that talks and is a scientist = instant recommended status based on insanity being dialed up to eleven. I am serious! Though there are things that could have been better. Such as the issue's narrative could have been a bit more evenly structured to create a more balanced pace. Also the Davey The Mackerel section had him changing heights when next to the idiot known as Dumpbucket. However, I still think the initial sentence I wrote is enough of a reason for others to at least check this issue out.

   Instant Recommended Status!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

In The Name Of The Moon It Will Be Blogged Sailor Moon Super S Episode 3

   I could be wrong but it seems likely that the flashes which occur during Sailor Moon's new attack might trigger epilepsy. Another problem I noticed was that the Sailor Guardians and Tuxedo Mask have been fully reduced to useless set pieces during the battle. This means I can now definitively state that Sailor Moon Crystal and the original manga have the more powerful and intelligent versions. Oh also that the animators better have run out of time and/or budget cause if not then they are lazy. Seriously, all the jump cuts made me go "What The Hell!"

   I did prefer the Japanese dub versus the original English. Though that is only because it was slightly less insane with the mommy fixation dialogue, and it has more reasonable tones from the actors.

   Questions! Why does Usagi's family not know about her being Sailor Moon when she has proof? It would keep them safer and make them prouder. Also what would be the harm?

Omoikane and others please bless Good Morning Call Episode 3 Opinion Piece

Warning Of Spoilers!

   First off I think Daichi is pretty lacking in personality due to how he is written versus the actor's acting ability. So far it seems like he is given moments like the end of this episode to be anything. Heck, Yuichi has more personality in these first three episodes than Daichi. With that said I have to say that this episode comes off as a study in personalities.

   One of the things I like about this episode are the moments where Yuri goes from regular talking to overexcited. Erika Mori, the actress who plays Yuri, really conveys emotional switches in a believable and fun way. I also like the chaotic moments in this episode, and the reasonable assumptions Nao thinks up about Yuri.

  Questions! Can any of you readers out in there please leave a comment on: Whether I should spend this coming weekend finishing the rest of this opinion piece series? Also do you prefer short pieces like this or long ones like the first two in this series?

  Comments can be left here or e-mailed to me or sent to me on twitter @rippersspot