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Animated Spoofs... [Jul. 29th, 2011|04:02 pm]
More Youtube stuff

This first one is based on actual News "hiccups"

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Comedy stuff.. [Jul. 21st, 2011|10:01 pm]
Some more youtube animated stuff.

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Anime comedy [Jul. 19th, 2011|10:23 pm]
[Current Mood |amusedamused]

Ah AMV hell, so many comedy moments, heres few quick ones.

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Random stuff... [Jul. 14th, 2011|07:31 pm]
[Current Mood |cheerfulcheerful]

I actually rather like this song, its got a upbeat feel about it, and the amv is a decent collection of clips.

I posted this amv ages ago when i first came across it, its still fun to watch.

And this just cracked me up when i saw it, its just so...surreal.

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Funny animations... [Apr. 15th, 2011|10:20 pm]
[Current Mood |amusedamused]

This guy does some funny stuff, i was told about a funny Skyrim cartoon on Youtube and it was a pleasant suprise to see who had done it. Here is the cartoon short and a few others he has done

These last two have been posted here before but worth having a re-watch

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I might have posted this ages ago, i cant remember... [Apr. 3rd, 2011|08:15 pm]
[Current Mood |contentcontent]

I haven't yet seen the show this song is taken from, but i do know its a comedy.
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Re-vamped retro... [Mar. 8th, 2011|05:57 pm]
So at long last Thundercats is receiving an updated series, for those who can't remember or weren't there here is the opening to the original 1980's animation...

Now while that intro is well over 20 years old now, its still very striking, as was the actual cartoon. And while i don't dislike the new one, which looks really rather promising, and epic, it perhaps lacks... impact.

But its still looking nice.

If the re-vamp of Thundercats can provide as good a balance of action and story as the the early 2000's He-Man, i'll be happy ( since that show was actually rather good ).

Anyhow here is one of my favourite mass brawls from that series, as He-Man fights pretty much every villain to have appeared at that point in the series.

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Bayonetta and K-ON... [Mar. 6th, 2011|01:54 pm]
[Current Mood |contemplativecontemplative]

Playing like Devil May Cry, and feeling very much like it is set in the same universe, in spite of not being a Capcom game. Frankly, "Bayonetta" is excellent, lovely to look at and near insane. It has a nice selection of difficulty modes ( an EASY mode for less able gamer like myself, thank god ) a nice array of moves and weapons and is fun to play.
The story is pretty out there, and Bayonetta herself is not really a heroic character as such, and i felt like i was playing the reverse side of Devil May Crys world, shooting up demonic looking angels rather than the spawn of hell that Dante mops up. Suffice to say i would love to see an anime of this and have Dante make a brief guest appearance ( in the game there is a rival femme who looks like she raided Dantes style and colours, but its just not the same ).
Well worth having a look at since its pretty reasonable in price now.

In complete contrast to that i have been browsing clips from this Anime

This is a from K-ON, an anime that has yet to reach the UK, but as far as i can work out it is very sweet and amusing and simply about a school band.

Sometimes i just like watching harmless and inoffensive fluff :)
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Wolverine and the X-men..theres only one season?!? [Feb. 21st, 2011|10:16 pm]

Having just finished watching the entire series of Wolverine and the X-men ( slightly silly title, much like "Batman and the Justice League" wouldn't sound quite right ) i can't believe it was not given another season, it was possibly the best incarnation of the X-men to date, much like X-men Evolution it removed the convoluted and downright confusing continuity problems of the comics and came up with something that owed a heavy debt to the source material but was ultimately better in my opinion.

Making Wolverine the man in charge was different, done i guess due to the "Wolverine X-men origins" film, forcing Wolverine into the awkward position of leader as opposed to loose cannon/lone wolf worked so well i'm suprised the comics never tried it. Cyclops and his worryingly near obsessive hunt for Jean Grey fitted the loose cannon role in a manner that Wolverine never could, since Wolverine made it look cool, while Cyclops made it look more accurate ( basicly a near irritating jerk, which real loose cannons would be ).

Magneto was in a slightly colder incarnation compared to Evolution, willing to sacrifice his own people for his cause of war with humanity, and his attitude to his devoted son was harsh but interesting.

His daughter the Scarlet Witch came out of this re-imaging far better than the comic version, who like so many other marvel characters has been twisted and turned by so many bad plot ideas, its almost cruel to read, instead she was Magnetos favoured second and the voice of reason. The passing possibility of her relationship with Nightcrawler also worked, better than her relationship with the android Vision ever did in the comics.

The youthing of Polaris to the youngest and most innocent of Magnetos children also made sense to me and gave the character an actual role since Polaris has always been an X character in the background.

Emma Frost was a character i had previously not cared much for, but the series made her likeable, to the point where her last appearance was genuinely sad, even if her interest in Cyclops was a bit baffling ( i can only assume Cyclops has a secondary mutation that draws female telepaths to him :D ). Gambit was a jerk ( no change there then ) but actually more in character to not be part of the X-men. Most of the other character were pretty much as any fan would recognise them.

I just can't get over the fact that only one season was made, when they ended it on a cliff hanger with a glimpse of the Age of Apocalypse. The people who decide what to recommission really annoy.
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Kick-Ass...good film... [Feb. 11th, 2011|12:16 am]
After picking up the DVD for £5, i finally got around to watching "Kick Ass" and i have to say it was a good film, a really good film that i enjoyed watching and should have watched much sooner.

I was apprehensive partly due to the fact that the comic never really worked for me, but the film did, it had a more...light hearted feel about it.

While the film is pretty violent, it never struck me as gratuitous, even when the bad guys give a captured Kick Ass and Big Daddy a beating.
The violence sways from comic book ( the giant microwave death ) to realistic, but is mainly of the "WHAM/STAB and they are down" variety rather than having any lingering slow motion shots, and there is blood, but only in the amounts you'd expect.

Language, there was a lot of unfair flak given to the film due to the young heroine Hit Girl and her occasional swearing, which to be honest i found no more offensive than the young boy in Love Actually swearing, or the young criminal boy from Robocop 2. It all seemed in context with the character, so it made sense. I feel that had Hit Girl been Hit Boy, they wouldn't have gotten quite as upset.

Hit Girl, easily the best character in the film, and Chloe Moretz is superb, playing a wire-act of a girl who is still very much a child physically ( i thought it good that they showed that she had limitations ) and mentally but also with a maturity of personality so far beyond Kick Ass that at times it was easy to forget how young she is. Chloe Moretz strikes me as a very fine young actress and deserves a long and successful film career.

To any reviewer who bafflingly thought the character of Hit-Girl was sexualised in some fashion, all i can say is they should take a long hard look at themselves. Allegedly some higher ups wanted Hit Girl to be an older teenager, which Kick-Ass scriptwriter Jane Goldman rightly pointed out would have been much more likely to sexualise the character, while as a tiny moppet, the character isn't ( except for those guys who feature on "To Catch A Predator" ). If anything about Hit Girl appeals, its her character, and that comes a lot from the performance of her actor, more than anything else.

As for Kick Ass himself, i actually found him surprisingly likable as a hapless, near hopeless hero who wants to help, Aaron Johnson played it well, and i would never have guessed he wasn't actually American.

Nick Cage was also much better than i expected as Batman/Punisher hybrid Big Daddy, his modeling of Big Daddies speech pattern when in costume on Adam Wests Batman was rather well done, thankfully not quite falling into parody. I felt it a shame he didn't feature just a bit more. The rest of the cast were excellent, to their credit.

An excellent comic book movie, and i feel that regardless of anything negative that has been said about the film, much like its hero, its heart is in the right place.
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