Pokemon 20 Year Celebration: Riceball, Train On!! Pokemon Sun & Pokemon Moon?

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I am UBER excited (not to be confused with the car/taxi) for Pokemon’s 20 Year Celebration!!! So, I must admit that I have not finished the most recent games because responsibilities as an adult continue to interfere with my daily life.  But, I have been a true Pokemon fan and trainer since the 1996 release of Red & Blue versions, and the game changing release of Pokemon Yellow. *eyes tearing up* They truly were marvelous games. And part of the foundation of my awesome childhood. The games accompanied by the original Pokemon anime, Pokemon theme song, and PokeRap. It was a great time to be a kid.  I have such strong memories of many Pokemon masters, trainers…they’re dear to many fans’ hearts even until this day. Nintendo knows that majority of its success with Pokemon comes from its large nostalgic factor. So, lets take a quick minute, to celebrate and reminisce together. Karaoke style. Sing it with me RiceBall!!!

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Digesting the Plight of an Emotionally Tortured Woman…A Review of “The Girl on the Train”

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So, we all have secrets. You’re lying if you say you don’t. Most of the time we bury them deep inside ourselves, never telling a single soul…hoping, eventually…that they’ll die off. But secrets don’t die. They lie in wait. The truth always finds a way out.

For many, carrying the burden of our truths can be as simple as brushing our teeth everyday, but for others…it’s a goddamn nightmare. That’s the epitome of this story. Sometimes holding in your secrets is not only torturous, but sometimes can be deadly.

Paula Hawkins invites us to witness the tales of three women entangled in an unpredictable, twisted web of love, pain, and recovery. Most of the time, the situations that occur are tough to stomach. I think half of the time, I found myself cringing at the poor decision-making these three made, Rachel especially. She was the worst. But as the story progresses you begin to see more of who these women truly are, and how their personal truths have a significant impact to who they have become. It’s a wild ride that keeps you guessing from beginning to end. If I say so myself, I’m pretty awesome at solving mysteries, but this one had me dumbfounded.

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Farewell Gravity Falls

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What’s up everybody! It’s a sad, sad day in the cartoon world. Disney’s Gravity Falls is officially over. Creator Alex Hirsch stated on his Twitter and Tumblr page that the show was not cancelled, but that he decided it was time to end the show, and move on to more things. This did not sit well with many Gravity falls fans like myself, but we gracefully respected Alex’s decision, and waited for February 15th to arrive. I think we all can say we felt like Mabel when she was trapped by Bill.

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Amni-Flux 2015 Fall Anime Picks

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With the seasons changed, the summer wore down and the fall breeze settled in, I knew it was time for me to see which anime I would be watching for the holiday season. I know it is a little late, but better late than never. So if you’re looking for some good anime to watch or catch up on, here is my Fall 2015 Anime Picks. Continue reading “Amni-Flux 2015 Fall Anime Picks”

Anmi-Flux 2016 Winter Anime Picks

It’s winter 2016, so that means its time to put on some sweats, grab a blanket, grab something to eat, and relax by watching some anime. There is a lot of new anime I have been hearing about that I am excited to start. There are also shows I just want to finish that I haven’t yet. So, these are the anime I am currently watching for the winter. I am not reviewing any of the anime yet.  Just some thought to why they are my picks and what they are about. So, if you are looking for some good anime ideas to watch or catch up on here is my, Winter 2016 Anime Picks. Continue reading “Anmi-Flux 2016 Winter Anime Picks”

5 Reasons To Watch One Punch Man

2015 was a great year for new and interesting anime.  However, one anime took the crown. That anime is, One Punch Man (OPM)! When it first was released, social media was having a field day. It almost seemed as though OPM broke the anime internet. But, why? What is it about this anime that is making people across the world go crazy? It seems as though OPM showed up over night. All I kept seeing was random clips of amazing GIFs and fight scenes, and one bald headed guy with a weirdly animated face in a yellow jump suit and red gloves.  Upon furthering my research (aka talking to my nerd friends), all I kept hearing was that, “He’s a hero but for fun…and he is crazy strong!” What?? I tried to reserve my judgement until I watched the anime.  It seemed like there was a lot of over-hype about it. Is this anime really that good?  What was it that set it apart from the rest to make it the most talked about and entertaining anime of the 2015 year?  After finally watching the anime in full,  I understand. If you haven’t already watched it yet. Here are: 5 reasons to watch One Punch Man. Continue reading “5 Reasons To Watch One Punch Man”

Who is Professor Zoom?

 

The CW’s Flash was a dream come true for me. I have fond memories of being a child, sneaking into the living room after my mom passed out on the couch with the TV on, in  hopes of catching the 90’s Flash show staring John Wesley Shipp. The Flash is also the one Comic book that I have faithfully bought each and every month, for as long as I can remember. I am proud to say that I am obsessed with all things Scarlett speedster! A big part of that is his rogues gallery. The Flash has one of the brightest and diverse group of villains out there, in my opinion, second only to Batman. But the most menacing of the bunch is Professor Zoom, not to be confused with the Reverse Flash. The TV show has further muddied these waters by switching names around, but that will be a write up for another day. I want to focus on the comic version of Zoom and all his terrifying glory!

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The brightest day and blackest night…for comic book writers

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Since the dawn of comics, men, women and children of all colors and creeds have been drawn to the capes and tights depicted in those wonderful four color funny books. Comics throughout their inception in the 30’s, throughout the 50’s, 60’s….. basically to right now, 2016, have been created by white men. Those men would sit in their “bull pen” with their cigars and whiskey and write the adventures of all our beloved heroes and heroines.

POC in Pop Culture and Anime. Hey, They Look Like Me!!!

For over the last few months, I have been discussing the craziness, the changes, and debates happening in pop culture with many of my friends and nerds alike. So grab a rice ball real quick and lets discuss. There has been a long lasting issue regarding people of color (POC), and their representation within comics, movies, books, and anime. There is an unsaid ideology, that if what is being illustrated is not a POC centered tale then they should not be envisioned in the role. Even though the genre being discussed is fiction. POC tend to not be depicted within the larger realm of these areas. This was best shown when Amandla Stenberg was casts in the Hunger Games as Rue. The uproar from Hunger Games fans around the world was enormous. Rue is not black. This was the anger poured in from fans. Twitter was unmerciful. Why is this a issue though? What is American pop culture really saying?

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Still Thinking About Star Wars: Episode VII

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I confess. I wasn’t ready.

I thought I was prepared. I thought that by not only re-watching all the Episodes from start to finish (yes, starting with Episode I, not IV) and indulging in 121 episodes of The Clone Wars on Netflix, everything would all make sense. I mean, I’ve seen all the originals a couple times since I was, say…12, and even went to the theater to watch the poorly constructed Episodes I, II, and III. Even binged through Star Wars: Rebels to make sure that when the time came, NOTHING would go unnoticed. This wasn’t a game. Come December 17th, I needed to be ready. I had to be on my shit. And yet with all my research and prior knowledge, it still wasn’t enough for what was to come in Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

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