Monday, February 27, 2023

5 Fandoms That Will Love Dwight in Shining Armor

 Move over, Game of Thrones, there’s a new show in town. 

Okay. It miiiiight not be that new. Technically, it premiered in 2018. And, if you’re gonna be picky, it’s got the budget and special effects of an earlier Doctor Who production. But if you’re a member of any of the following fandoms, you may have just found your next show with Dwight in Shining Armor.

1) The Mandalorian. I know, I know. You're wondering what a space western has in common with a medieval-modern crossover fantasy. But did you like Cara Dune?

Dwight in Shining Armor focuses on Gretta, who, like Cara, is a bit of a loner, a person without a home, and someone who can hold her own with any adversary she encounters.  Bound by a “champion spell” to the first person who kisses her, that person is, unfortunately, Dwight: a vegetarian asthmatic, who lives with his grandma and fosters puppies. Because of this, there is very little "damsel in distress" cliched storytelling. Instead, we have a capable, intelligent female who is the equal of almost everyone around her---in everything but cell phone use, that is.

2) The Princess Bride. A summary of this one is likely not necessary. But you remember the cocky Prince Humperdinck? You know, the guy with the smolder and the mullet?


 Well, Dwight has something better: Prince Chlodwig, The Unstable. Betrothed to Gretta when they were both children, he too finds himself in the modern world with a haircut that needs an update and the inability to take a hint(*cough, cough* that she’s just not into him). If you’re looking for other similarities, there’s also an immobilizing spell, an assortment of medieval threats and namecalling, and Princess Gretta quite capable of making her own decisions. But, unlike Buttercup, she also is quite capable of rescuing herself, thank you.

It also has that sly but clever sense of humor, very reminiscent of Princess Bride and some other famously witty shows.

3) Stardust/Hocus Pocus. Neil Gaiman’s Stardust,  novel-turned-sleeper-hit focuses on Yvaine who suddenly finds herself in a world quite foreign to her. A star that has literally fallen from the sky, her greatest enemy is a trio of witches, headed by Michelle Pfeiffer as Lamia, who want to eat her heart in order to regain their youth.

 The second cult classic has enjoyed quite the revival lately. But if you merged Lamia from Stardust and Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson into one witch you’d get Hexela, a stylishly savvy witch who was unexpectedly caught in the crossfire of the “champion spell.” Determined to regain and keep her youth, she will stop at almost nothing to get almost anything.  

Bonus: There's less skin shown than in Stardust or Hocus Pocus. AKA, if you have this show on and your grandma walks in---you won’t be blushing.

 4) Avatar: The Last Airbender. I can see you all shaking your heads right now. A Euro-medieval-esque setting being compared to that perfect show? But hear me out.

Uncle Iroh is the mentor figure to Prince Zuko. He’s wise, incredibly attractive to women, and easygoing---unless he is threatened. Then he becomes a fearless fighter. 


In Dwight, we have Baldric, who is the Princess Gretta’s guardian. He can be clumsy at times but is a canny and powerful magician. Or would be, if Dwight hadn’t smashed his staff. Even without his magic, he is a force to be reckoned with and quite irresistible to witches. Of course, the physical resemblance doesn’t hurt.    

5) Classic Fairy Tales/Mythology. If you’re that person who loves classic fairy tales, classic Disney animated films, or even one of their more recent forays, Onward, you’ll like this show. Sure, the princess is the one with the sword, but the little nods to the classic tales (troll bridges, ogres, Hansel and Gretta, duels, enchanted trees, etc.) are many. There are also some not-so-well-known appearances from draugar and wyverns. And, though they are infrequent, there are important messages that run a bit deeper than just “don’t talk to strangers” or “beauty is only skin deep.”


In summary, if you like witty fantasy with a twist of awkward, have a fondness for Shasta, or dream of owning a suburban home with a moat housing koi fish--- this show is for you. The only bad thing about it is that the series finale was in 2021. But that means you don't have to wait the seemingly endless wait between seasons. So what are you waiting for? You can watch it here for free.


Friday, February 24, 2023

The Power to Transform: Looking Closely at Beauty and the Beast and Moana

The Disney renaissance was a huge transformation in the animation and entertainment world. The Little Mermaid was the breakout success Disney needed to reinvest in animation, and Beauty and the Beast confirmed that they could produce a critical and commercial powerhouse, surpassing Little Mermaid’s box office records.

This animation renaissance is considered to have ended with the nineties, but in 2013 Frozen’s commercial success and critical reviews are thought by some to have begun a second Disney renaissance. And the musical, Disney-princess film which followed Frozen was Moana.

Beauty and the Beast and Moana appeared at interestingly similar times for Disney animation. Could the studio reproduce comparable results a second time, an original story, music, and characters that could bring in audiences again in the same numbers? Moana did not break Frozen’s ridiculously high box office numbers, but it did still perform well at the year’s awards. Beauty and the Beast garnered still legendary levels of prestige and is revived again and again in its Broadway musical form (I’m intentionally ignoring the live-action remake of BatB to keep the focus on the animated version). Both of these films succeeded extremely well. How different are they, when you look at them closely?

Story Hooks: Character Growth vs. Epic Quest

BatB asks with timeless fairytale mystique, who can learn to love a beast? Implied with this question, we wonder with the film if there is any hope for the cursed and the wretched?

Moana asks, who will return the heart of Te Fiti? This quest is in the style of an Odyssey/Frodo and Sam trek to Mordor fantasy journey. The deeper question, as we learn later on this film, is what do we keep by remembering who we are?

Individual Identity

Belle is a stable, if not yet fully realized, personality. She seems to pick up the slack left by her bumbling yet brilliant father, while keeping her own inquisitive mind from decay with frequent trips to the village for books. Surrounded by dull normies and her father, she is torn between caretaking and making the most of her quickly vanishing youth. She wants more, but perhaps as the vagueness of her ‘I want song’ implies, she hasn’t gotten the time to herself to figure out what precisely it is she wants. But she sure-as-heck knows it’s not marrying Gaston, or being a crazy cat lady in her hole-in-the-wall french village. Belle seems already to have come of age, and all but bloomed as a confident woman, but finds herself bearing adult responsibilities that preclude the hope of adventure in the great wide somewhere, or finding someone who sees her as unforgivably “different from the rest of us”.

Moana’s story is about coming of age. While she has a leadership role and will inherit an island kingdom, she is being parented hard by her Father and Mother into leading in their way (gasp, Disney kids can have moms?). The island life is obviously great for everyone, including Moana, but this pesky fixation on what exists out on the sea is the worst combination of distraction and longing. Her inner conflict fits a younger profile, with the adolescent need to rebel, and interact with the real world beyond adult supervision. And we find that Moana is being chosen by otherworldly powers to do a job which presumably no one else has been capable or willing to do until now.

Cultural Identity

Belle is like her father, a tolerated oddball. Since she is easy on the eyes people are obsessed with her perplexing originality. Gaston in particular sees her as an unattainable conquest only he, or so he thinks, is capable of achieving. No wonder she is determined to go just about anywhere but there (not to subvert her sacrifice later of staying with the Beast. But heck, it seems like it should have crossed her mind at some point “I may be a hostage in this enchanted castle, but it’s honestly not much worse than that village full of bumpkins.”

Moana is the heir, and still a child, highly controlled by her parents. Her story follow a Disney pattern new for the 2000s, being that her storyline does not include any romance. Not only perhaps because of the inappropriateness for a character her age to fall in love, but also the sense that the creators wanted to show a young girl coming into her own without depending on the support of a romance B plot.

Character Arc

Belle goes from a life of upholding responsibility and enduring life as an outsider in her own hometown to being a prisoner in the beast’s house, and discovers both what she wants and needs in a hopeless place.

Moana accepts call to adventure, and faces challenges that demand she develop the confidence she needs to both become a better version of herself, but also to lead a better version of her community.

Antagonists and Villains

The Beast himself is both a villain and an antagonist to Belle’s heroine. He takes her prisoner, yells and threatens her, but after saving her from a wolf pack in the woods, and allowing her to nurse his wounds, they grow from an uneasy alliance to a deep friendship.

Gaston has a distinct character as a poster child for indulgent narcissism that an entire village supports without question. His desire to squash all resistance from Belle and basically subjugate her goes so far as a to recruit the entire village, exploit their fear of the unknown and raid a castle to KILL THE BEAST (such an amazing Disney song.)

Interestingly, the crowning moment of Beast’s transition from antagonist to hero comes from seeing Gaston’s terror when facing his own death, and then literally being stabbed in the back. Beast was ready to kill Gaston in order to save Belle from a life in his rustic hunting lodge, but instead showed mercy. This decision, and the moment when Belle realizes that losing Beast means losing the man she loves finally breaks the curse and allows him to shed the horns and the fur, and be reborn and live a new life capable of loving and being loved.

    Moana’s antagonist is a little hazier. Yes, Tamatoa that glam crab is a villain in his own right, but only deserves honorable mention here. Te Ka is the accepted villain of the movie, the final boss battle, if you will. Of course, Te Ka (spoiler alert) winds up being the heartless form of Te Fiti, the goddess of all life. She reverts back immediately once Moana returns her heart. Her transformation is a wonderful moment and a lovely twist, but doesn't ring true to me as the deepest transformative moment in terms of the underlying story. Maui is an antagonist as well, who mostly impedes Moana’s progress toward returning the heart of Te Fiti, until the final hour when he comes to his senses.

Honestly, I think the true antagonist, if not the villain, of the show is Moana’s Father. His desire to shield and herd Moana away from the ocean are the most profound obstacles to her pursuing her destiny to voyage and commence her hero’s journey. The movie gives relatively little time to Moana’s father, but we do know that he deliberately ended voyaging for the village after a terrible experience losing his friend in a boating accident. As bad as we may feel for this happening, his reaction of course stunts the growth of his people in awful ways, torturing his daughter perhaps the most of all. I don't recall a moment at the end acknowledging his overreaction the needed change back to the villages rightful ways of voyaging. This transformation and forgiveness could have made an already good movie much stronger, in my opinion.

A Brief Word about the Music

If you want to know the actual reason for me writing this article, it’s because of the music. My wife and I have a playlist with songs for driving. There is one song from Beauty and the Beast, and one song from Moana on this playlist, and both of them have this ability to give me goosebumps on command. 


The call isn’t out there at all

It’s inside me

It’s like the tide,

Always falling and rising

I will carry you here in my heart

You’ll remind me

That come what may, I know the way

I am Moana

Beauty and the Beast

I was the one who had it all

I was the master of my fate

I never needed anybody in my life

I learned the truth too late

I'll never shake away the pain

I close my eyes, but she's still there

I let her steal into my melancholy heart

It's more than I can bear

Now I know she'll never leave me

Even as she runs away

She will still torment me, calm me, hurt me

Move me, come what may

Wasting in my lonely tower

Waiting by an open door

I'll fool myself, she'll walk right in

And be with me for evermore

I know, I know, the BatB song I chose wasn’t part of the animated version. But it has become a part of the story for me, and doesn’t diminish the rest of the BatB soundtrack in any way to acknowledge it as well. The article above is honestly a way of me exploring why the feelings in these songs have so much power and depth. These stories demonstrate progression through fantastical challenges that create a lovely shift in the way I perceive the challenges of my own life.

At the core of both movies is a transformative journey. For Belle, that journey is in her capacity to see the potential within other people, something there that wasn’t (to her knowledge) there before. While Belle’s journey from home does not go where she expected, Belle finds exactly the life she needs by blooming where she is planted.

For Moana, her transformation comes through finding the confidence in herself to act, and follow through on her epic task. She herself must go through an epic transformation, complete with a Gandalf-esque mentor (her grandma) and numerous trials from coconut warriors riding barges straight out of Waterworld to a bout in the underworld of epic monsters. And indeed, that confidence carries over into transforming the rest of her village after returning home from her voyages.

What inner transformation from a Disney movie most inspired you? I’d love to hear about it! Thanks for reading.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Sorting Team Flash into Hogwarts Houses

When Arrow was on its last few episodes, I did a fun post about sorting Team Arrow into Hogwarts houses. I’d planned to do the same when Supergirl ended (got busy with other posts and I got annoyed with Supergirl by the end of it all). with how long The Flash has been going, it seems only right to give Team Flash the Hogwarts treatment. So without further ado, Team Flash, as sorted into Hogwarts. And for simplicity, I’ll go with the season one team (they were my favorites anyway).

Barry Allen/The Flash - Gryffindor

I considered putting Barry in Hufflepuff for his unwavering loyalty to his team and Central City. However, his more prominent trait is how he runs into the line of fire without a delay, demonstrating bravery and nerve. Sometimes his Gryffindor-ness also shows up with how impulsively (note how his son went by the superhero name “Impulse”) he acts as the Flash. Kinda reminds me of a certain Harry Potter.

Iris West - Ravenclaw

The curious nature of a journalist really lends itself to Ravenclaw. When Iris really gets into being a writer, you see that come out. Not just with her curiosity, but her wisdom and wit when writing as well. She has a way with words, even if some of them (“We are the Flash”) have become subject to eye-rolling memes.

Cisco Ramon/Vibe - Hufflepuff 

Despite being a scientist, his true passion was people. Loyal to his best friend Barry or to his pseudo-sister Caitlin. Or fighting across the multiverse to help Gypsy. It was all about relationships and the best he could do for the human race (which eventually led him to ARGUS). Plus, who can say Cisco naming all the supervillains isn’t an incredibly stereotypical Hufflepuff thing to do.

Caitlin Snow - Ravenclaw

Now if I were to include Frost here, I think she’d be Slytherin. But it should be pretty obvious why I picked Ravenclaw for Caitlin. Driven by science and research, almost to a fault. Always looking for inventive ways to help the team with her knowledge of the human body and its physiological processes. Though, to be fair, I can’t say she’s too far off from some Slytherin-type behavior while obsessed with reviving Frost.

Joe West - Gryffindor

Papa Joe is all about action. As a police officer, especially when he was chief, he put leadership and bravery at the helm, doing whatever was needed to help someone. I’d say he’s the level-headed Gryffindor (like Dumbledore), instead of being the impulsive-driven Gryffindor (like Barry or Harry). But maybe some of that level-headedness just came with age.

Eobard Thawne/Reverse-Flash - Slytherin

How could the Reverse Flash not be Slytherin? He’s always about ambition and self-preservation (and not in a good way). He’s certainly resourceful and clever; it’s the only way he could pass as Dr. Wells. I just keep coming back to the word “ambition”... he always had to be the fastest. And then even when he was, it wasn't enough.

So now let’s see what the final season of The Flash will bring us. Maybe more Mia Queen to round out that storyline? Hopefully a resolution to whatever Diggle is doing. And maybe this is asking too much, but maybe mention if the Legends made it home? But I’m hoping they do a proper send-off, like they did with Arrow, Black Lightning, and Stargirl.  

Monday, February 20, 2023

Top 10 Best Digimon Designs

 While playing Pokemon Scarlet I couldn't help but notice how boring some of the new Pokemon designs are this generation. Yes, I know every generation someone goes off about the new Pokemon designs and how nothing will be better than Red and Blue, maybe Gold and Sliver, back when Pokemon was brand new. Anyway while I mused on this while battling my one millionth flamingo Pokemon, I remembered the Digimon designs and how wild they got throughout the course of their lifetime. Though a lot of them are either pallet swaps or various themes on t-rex, I want to highlight some of what I feel are the most interesting Digimon designs. 

*Note: Different sites have different translations for these names so bare with me if you see a name that you're not familiar with associated with a particular Digimon*


I'm not going to go into the Digimon story, since it's.... complicated to put it nicely. Convoluted nonsense that varies from media to media to put it bluntly. Either way fans of the first series will recognize the amazing cyborg wolf as one of the first Ultimate level Digimon in the series. Metalgarurumon is a good puppers built for war, not combat, straight up war. The design is reminiscent of some of the old Beast Wars: Transformers action figures that while never looked practical as a disguise looked amazing as a toy. This is one of the Digimon that when they come on screen you know things just got real. 


What I love about Digimon design is that they can go from extremely cute to extremely terrifying. Arachnemon fits into the latter category (Although I'm the sicko who blurs creepy and cute together in his mind). Looking like an anime Drider from Dungeons and Dragons this thing is a boss monster you don't want to encounter in a dungeon. The red is a great choice since most spider monsters tend to flow into the grey/brown/black pallet, but the red makes the horror of this thing pop. 

Toy Agumon

I couldn't avoid the t-rex Digimon forever so let's kind of delay it with the one made out of Legos. This is a fun design as an alternative to Agumon. Unlike Pokemon, Digimon doesn't even have to try to pretend that their monsters exist in some sort of functioning food chain, they can literally be anything and this guy decided to be a Lego model. The different colors make it look like it was built out of spare Legos instead of a dedicated set, giving nostalgia to anyone who used to build stuff out of their Legos and didn't care about matching the colors. 


Galgomon is a perfect combination between cute and cool. The thing is a bunny rabbit in jeans with machine guns for hands! Admittedly nobody knows how Galgomon does anything that requires hands while he has his machine guns, but that's for people who think logic needs to apply to anything in this franchise. 


Belonging to the Digimon subspecies of "Ripped guy with abs and animal features", Garudamon is the coolest looking fighter in this category. They give off heavy First Nation vibes without turning accidentally racist, and looks like anyone that goes up against it will either lose or if they win will not come out of the fight well. 


As is well documented I have a soft spot in my little black heart for villains, and Machieramon couldn't be anymore villain if you had him stroking a cat and saying sinister thing about Inspector Gadget. In any of the games he's one of the Digimon I always try to get on my team, since nobody wants to mess with the guy with the Mechagodzilla as a pet. 


Since the first previews of the show came out Patamon has been my favorite. He's just a little tan pig with ear wings. How can I not love him? He should've been the mascot for Digimon instead of Agumon, the generic dinosaur archetype. He proves that while all the extra nonsense they nail to Digimon can be cool, good design can always be done with a simple aesthetic. 

Okay so maybe back in the day I was obsessed with the whole Dark Masters storyline (and the only reason Piedmon didn't make this list is because there's around one billion evil clowns in media). Puppetmon is if Pinocchio was brought to life by Maleficent instead of the Blue Fairy. He's unpolished making him an extra creepy puppet. His gun hammer doesn't make any sense, but it's a cool looking weapon. 

Seraphimon is a placeholder for all the angel Digimon in the franchise, but his design is my favorite. He looks like a quindecinnial knight in shining armor, which we don't see many of without it being a twist on the concept. He's a hero in an amazing suit of armor without it being ironically dark. 


Last but not least is the evil teddy bear, Warumonzemon. I want this thing to be a bigger villain somewhere, like Lotso in Toy Story 3. The design is a fun take on both stuffed bears and bad guys, looking like something out of a Dickensian nightmare. If they made a stuffed Warumonzemon you can believe I'd have one. 


Friday, February 17, 2023

Villains of FFVII Part 1: Every-day Evil

The world of Final Fantasy VII possesses the stark contrasts that make for a great fantasy adventure. The entire world is on the brink of destruction from multiple threats. The heroes of the narrative tackle larger-than-life monsters, world-dominating leaders of an evil corporation, and a parasitic being capable of breaking the world into pieces in order to harvest the very source that gives life to all beings on the planet. You see, it’s not a Final Fantasy title unless the storyline is like the shopping cart of commuting parents doing their monthly trip to Sam’s Club. It’s too full, but you know they are proud of everything in there.

The strong villains of FF7 give the game a dynamic energy. Each of the playable characters has their own set of weaknesses and complications. But within the context of their world, they are the only hope of thwarting the bad guys.

There are a number of antagonists and villains in the game, more than enough to fill two articles. So this week I’ll warm you up with what I’ll call the every day evil of FF7. These characters are capable of terrible things, and provide some of the most heart-rending conflicts of the story. These are formidable henchmen, and some very unusual representations of what it means to be evil.

The “Citizens” of Nibelheim

The leading man and lady of FF7, Cloud and Tifa, grew up together in the same town. Nibelheim, their home, was near power plant belonging to the Shinra company. This power plant was the site of massacre, which was then covered up by the Shinra company. The player passes through this town, and Cloud finds himself extremely confused that the burnt remains of his town are nowhere to be seen. Rather, everything is pristine and appears to be in the exact condition he remembers from his childhood.

Except he doesn’t know a single person in the town, and all of them deny the massacre that took place.

The reason for this is that the Shinra corporation has assembled a large team of actors to populate the area, and prevent the spread of bad publicity.

This heinous lie is upheld by an entire village of people, and ranks alongside some of the darkest evil depicted in the game in my book: A complicit community rides along in the wake of a dictatorship disguised as an innovative corporation, erasing horrific crimes from memory, day after day.

The Turks

So the Shinra Corporation has an elite group of minions called “The Turks”. These characters have various members who come and go throughout the story. Initially, the player finds it bad enough that the Turks take hostages, torture, and kill anyone who the Shinra corporation chooses. This includes kidnapping Aerith, the white mage and co-leading lady of the party.

This is immediately following by a staged terrorist attack that destroys an entire swath of the lower half of Midgar, the largest city in the FF7 world. You see, Midgar is built with the wistful idea that an entire city could be built on top of a structure with multiple plates holding it up. The wealthy or middle class people are able to afford living on top of the plate, while the impoverished live below. The Turks, tasked by the president of Shinra, detach the plate from it’s supports, and demolish the pillars holding it up, killing thousands.

This is the high point of the Turks’ evil in the game. Despite taking place quite early in the storyline it’s enough to stick in the player’s mind and then some.

President and Rufus Shinra

At the start of the game the primary antagonist is a man we know only as “President Shinra”. He is a manipulator of public opinion and a war strategist, not above concocting conspiracy theories and propaganda to deceive the public.

Well, after a chilling scene when the party discovers President Shinra dead, his son, Rufus, swoops in and assumes his position as heir to the presidency.

He describes his approach to being President this way (paraphrased): My father thought that he could use money to control people, to keep them happy. I intend to use fear. It’s much more efficient.

Rufus may not be the smartest criminal mastermind in the series, but he has every intention of being a malevolent dictator. 

He nearly executes in the later half of the game, and proves an aggressive warlord, devoting his time and money to developing bigger and better weapons. While he doesn’t quite reach his father’s level of horrifying evil, Rufus does remain a character players love to hate.

My next post will reveal three more villains from FF7 at a whole other level of evil, cruelty, and destructive history. It’s antagonists like this that provide the stark contrast that makes our heroes stand out so much more the brighter, despite their weaknesses and human moments.

And who doesn’t love a story with a great villain?

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

A Perfect Show: Steins;Gate

images taken from show/game

Imagine having the capability to redo your life's worst mistake. But every time you attempt it, you fail. How many attempts would you make before giving up? This is what Steins;Gate explores.

Plot 10/10:

Steins;Gate follows Okabe Rintarou and his friends who accidentally create a time machine that can at first send text messages (referred as D-mail) to the past which changes the present. When this happens Okabe is the only one that remembers the previous timeline because of a genetic effect which he calls “reading steiner”, while everyone else has memories containing to that current timeline. Kurisu, a neuroscience researcher, enhances the technology to be able to send memories through the machine allowing the user to time travel.

Sern, a fictional organization, learns about the time machine and sends people to the Okabe’s laboratory to retrieve it, which causes his friends to be harmed and captured by the organization. Okabe goes back in time to prevent the organization from getting the technology, but fails each time. All he can do is send himself back to the past to try again. Just imagine forcing yourself to relive a moment repeatable until you succeed and feeling alone that you are the only person that will remember what was previously done. We see the trauma that ensnares Okabe as he attempts to find the perfect timeline which he refers as reaching steins;gate.

Characters 10/10:

Like most anime’s there are over the top moments of characters overreacting especially with the protagonist Okabe, but it is mostly caused by him hiding his insecurities. The first 13 episodes were used to build the characters' relationships with each other so when the climax occurs its more emotional. Those episodes were slow compared to the latter half, but I enjoyed those episodes because we got to know the characters and see their desires and their development. If the show didn’t spend so much time establishing the characters it would have not been as impactful in the end.

Emotional Impact 10/10:

I think everyone has a movie or show that they watch when they want to cry. Sadly, I do not cry, but when I want to be sad, I watch this show. When the climax happens, it takes the rest of the show to resolve it and it is emotionally draining. I feel so sad for what happens to Okabe and the trauma he causes himself trying to succeed in his goal to reach steins;gate.

World-building/Science System 10/10

In time travel shows and movies there are often a lot of plot holes that you can find if you look for them. However, this show it is set up perfectly with what can and cannot happen. They can change the past and go to a different world-line where the change occurs. There are certain pivotal events that are hard to change, like discovering a time machine which makes it harder to change world-line. The way the "science" works is perfect it makes sense, and it is explained well.



Steins;Gate is 24 episodes long and can be found on Hulu in Japanese with subtitles. I watched the show in English Dub, and it is one of the best Dub’s I have ever seen. All the voice actors were perfect. If you can find the Dub version watch it.

To me this is a perfect show. I compare most anime’s to Steins;Gate and I have not found one better. Fullmetal alchemist: Brotherhood is a close second in my opinion. I am not the only one who believes this. On myanimelist Steins;Gate is rated the third most highly rated anime of all time. So my question to you is: what’s stopping you from watching it?

Monday, February 13, 2023

Pokemon Nicknames: Narnia (Gen IV-VIII)

As I work my way through another play through of the Pokémon games, I find myself stuck against Jasmine of Johto  so while I grind my fire Pokémon to a higher level, enjoy some more Pokémon nicknames based in Narnian fairytales (as Eustace described them).

Bibarel as Mr. Beaver (or Mrs. Beaver)

Serperior as Green Kirtle

Decidueye as Glimfeather

Lycanroc as Maugrim

Mudbray as Puzzle (or Rabadash)

Oranguru as Shift

Solgaleo as Aslan

Skwovet as Pattertwig