Awesome collab post with Roki and Scorpz
🔊 Sound out with Matt in the Hat
Really awesome interview by Mallow
[March 2019 OWLS Blog Tour] Violet Evergarden – Free Feminine vs Forced Feminine
In honor of Women’s History Month, the OWLS bloggers will explore the concepts of femininity and feminism. We each have our own definition of these two terms and we will explore our definitions using “feminine” characters from various pop culture fandoms. We will discuss how these characters are “feminine” or show signs of a feminist agenda. We will also share our personal stories about the amazing women that supported us in our lives as well as sharing experiences involving women’s rights, oppression within the patriarchy, and/or issues of growing up as a woman or having a feminine persona.
Please be sure to read LitaKino’s post about feminism and her example from Pride and Prejudice.
*May contain spoilers for the anime Violet Evergarden. Check out my spoiler-free review.
**Warning: I might be sharing you my opinions towards feminism. You will most likely disagree with me.
Friday Funny 187: Excelsior
Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back everyone! This is Matthew from Matt-in-the-Hat and back for another fun filled post filled with positive vibes and funny memes. Oh boy, what a week we have gone through. I hope everyone is doing okay and especially those who are dealing with those deadly campfires. I pray that the fires will officially be gone and I pray for the people suffering over there. Autumn can be a deadly season for fire seasons since it’s a day where wind picks up and trees are dropping dead leaves; it’s a perfect catalyst for starting a wildfire. Some of you guys already know this, but here is a refresher, Marvel comics creator Stan Lee died on November 12 this Monday, a day after Veterans Day. This legendary man started Marvel and even teamed up with amazing artists like Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby and made heroes like the Avengers, Spider-Man, Black Panther and X-Men. He’s also well-known for making cameo appearances in Marvel movies. Doesn’t matter what character plays as, he gets to be in a superhero movie; he could be the mailman, bus driver or just a guy living in New York and he has the chance to experience seeing a superhero in action. I pray for his friends and family and I am proud to be a fan of him. Whether than mourning what is gone, we should be thankful and happy that he left a legacy. This man made our heroes and created a world where heroes exist. Stan Lee is the greatest Marvel hero and I hope one day, I can be like those heroes and make a difference. Besides this news, we also got some interesting movie teaser trailers like the first time ever live action Pokemon movie Detective Pikachu. Detective Pikachu will be voiced by Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds and he will be helping a young man find his dad in world where real Pokemon and humans coexist. Another teaser we get is Toy Story 4. There’s not much but seeing some funny videos, but I hear Toy Story 4 is going to be another emotional roller coaster than Toy Story 3.
Let’s start this Friday and prepare for Thanksgiving next week!
As a way to remember Stan Lee and his legacy, here are some tribute videos I found online.
Little known fact, X-Men: Apocalypse had Stan Lee and his wife Joan Lee as cameos.
Excelsior my friends!
Friday Funny 173: Waluigi and Guests for Smash Please!
Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back to Friday Funny. I hope everyone is safe and doing well. If you live in California like me, you will understand what’s going on with the fires. I pray that we will all be safe and no one gets hurt. Today’s news of Friday Funny is going to brief. If you were watching the Nintendo Direct, you already know which characters will be joining Super Smash Bros: Ultimate. Characters like Simon Belmont and his echo character Richter Belmont will be joining the fight and will have Dracula’s castle from Castlevania. More echo characters are joining the game which are Dark Samus and Chrom. Last but not least, we have King K. Rool who will be joining the fight and will be attacking his foes with his fat belly. Unfortunately, we have no news of Waluigi joining the game and I guess it’s safe to say he’s going to be just an assist character.
I also saw the movie Christopher Robin and I have to admit, it was a pretty cute movie. We had Ewan McGregor playing as the adult Christopher Robin and we had the return of the veteran voice actor Jim Cummings who came back to play as the lovable bear Winnie the Pooh. This movie made me smile, laugh and even cry. In a side note, I got prescription glasses and wearing glasses everyday is a huge adjustment to me. At least I look like Clark Kent lol.
With this said, let’s begin!
Here are some intense videos!
If Waluigi can’t join Smash, let’s get these guest characters. Why? Because if Cloud, Snake and Ryu can join Smash, we should get more characters!
See you in the ring!
PSA – AnimeNewsClub.com uses stolen posts from OWLS and Rai! Don’t Support them!
This is important news in the anime community that all writers should be informed.
It has come to my attention that someone is stealing posts by copying and pasting them as their own work for an anime website called AnimeNewsClub.com. Revealed on Twitter, a writer named @MrXenodude noticed that one of his own posts was linked to the site AnimeNewsClub. The link revealed that the writer who goes by the name Wiired is stealing posts.
That’s right, this person stealing work from the OWLS (Otaku Warriors for Liberty and Self-Respect). Specifically, the most notable posts that was taken was from fellow member Rai from Rai’s Anime Blog. What I heard from the team, the owner of AnimeNewsClub is also getting PAID from their site in which they are getting monetize from content they took.
The team member Lynlynsays already wrote to the writer and requesting to remove these posts as it shows that this is not how you support the OWLS and it’s considered stealing.
MrXenodude got a response from the writer and the writer mentioned they did not intend to do anything malicious.
Even if the writer stated they didn’t intend to plagiarize, we must not let our guards down. There’s a huge difference between supporting something and stealing. I have a friend who loves the OWLS and she even showed her support by using examples from our works and CITING/SOURCING the authors.
AnimeNewsClub did not cite anyone’s work and they just copied everything and pasted them to get attention. The way the writer posted these posts shows that they did not read them since some of them mention hiatus posts and it doesn’t make sense to post about taking a hiatus and then writing a new post about a different topic.
To leave this in a final note I have some words to say to everyone including to the owner of the site.
To whom it may concern,
I noticed from my team that you have stolen works from my fellow writers from the OWLS without giving them credit. I heavily request you to remove these posts if don’t plan on citing them. We do not tolerate anyone stealing works from others for ones benefits. Stealing work is a serious matter and we don’t appreciate having our stuff taken. We as writers work very hard to provide content for our readers and it pains us to see it plagiarize by someone who won’t write their own site.
To the readers and supporters of OWLS,
Thank you taking the time to read this PSA post. I wanted to warn you guys that we take pride on our works and we don’t appreciate it when someone steals. If you would like to support the OWLS for your blog, PLEASE cite our works. It makes us happy to see our works and ownership being used properly. As OWLS, we do our best to show importance of respect and we do our best to bring fans together who enjoy anime. We don’t like causing division among each others.
Please spread the word and inform others to stop plagiarisim.
Spider-Man (2017 TV series) season 1 spoiler-free review
After the death of his Uncle Ben, an intelligent teenager named Peter Parker comes to his own terms of becoming a masked superhero named Spider-Man when he was bitten by a radioactive spider during a school field trip to Oscorp and given spider-like powers.
An insecure but courageous and intelligent teen named Peter Parker, a new student of Midtown High, is bitten by a radioactive spider and given powers. He becomes a hero named Spider-Man after the death of his uncle and he must adapt to this new way of life.
Since I couldn’t find a good synopsis, I added these two from different sites, but I will also try to give one made by myself with some background information.
Background: Back to basics
This Spider-Man cartoon (I usually call it Spider-Man 2017 since it debuted on TV in 2017), is a new Spider-Man series that replaced the previous running series Ultimate Spider-Man. As Ultimate Spider-Man ended and with the popularity of the movie Spider-Man: Homecoming, it was time for Marvel and Disney to try and create a new series focusing on webhead. To help promote the series and make people easily jump into Spider-Man, Marvel and Disney XD released a six part short titled Origins on YouTube which revealed the origin to Peter Parker’s beginning of Spider-Man. I won’t go into details and if you want to know my opinion on Origins and the first episodes, check it out here on the hyperlink.
My Experience on Spider-Man cartoons
If anyone knows about me, my favorite Marvel hero is Spider-Man. I like the character and his powers and the enemies in the stories, whether it is from the movies, comics or video games. My memory is vague, but I think the only Spider-Man cartoons I seen as a kid was Spider-Man and the Amazing Friends and the fan favorite Spider-Man the Animated Series.
I didn’t get experience other cartoons such as the MTV Spider-Man The New Animated Series (AKA Spider-Man MTV), Spider-Man: Unlimited or everyone’s favorite The Spectacular Spider-Man. I am not sure for myself, but based on what I hear, The Spectacular Spider show that even though it looks like it was designed for kids, it had elements that even adults would like and it combined versions like the Sam Raimi’s movies and the early 1960s comics.
I did try their previous show Ultimate Spider-Man, but I ended up dropping it. Ultimate Spider-Man was the Spectacular Spider-Man’s replacement after it got cancelled. Ultimate Spider-Man took a kid friendly approach to the the Ultimate comics and the show wanted Spider-Man to interact with other Marvel characters and the themes could be somewhat similar to Avengers cartoons. The reason why I dropped it because it wasn’t because it was kid friendly and silly, I felt it wasn’t a “Spider-Man” cartoon. There would be episodes where Spider-Man would either be solo in his adventures or team up with members of Shield; in a way, it felt like it was trying to be like an Avengers version of Spider-Man.
When I first heard about this show, I was a bit iffy, but then when I heard Robbie Daymond (voice of Prompto from Final Fantasy XV or Masked Tuxedo in the new dub for Sailor Moon) and Max Mittleman (voice of Saitama from One-Punch Man) was going to be in this show, I decided to jump into the series. Anyway, sorry for delaying this review, I am going to try and explain my thoughts on this show’s season and if it’s worth it.
Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer Expansion: Comrades – Review
Synopsis from site:
Create your own avatar and join up with three other friends to take on epic quests and battles in the FFXV’s first and only online multiplayer expansion.
Set in a world engulfed by darkness, the expansion casts players as a member of the Kingsglaive, with powers and unique abilities invoked from various Lucian kings, who join forces to bring the Light back to the kingdom of Lucis. Other members of Noctis’s crew including Gladiolus, Prompto and Ignis will be made playable in future game updates.
FINAL FANTASY XV MULTIPLAYER EXPANSION: COMRADES is available to players who purchased FINAL FANTASY XV and the FINAL FANTASY XV Season Pass or FINAL FANTASY XV MULTIPLAYER EXPANSION: COMRADES standalone expansion.
(Even though it’s spoiler-free, I will mention stuff from the main game and it could be spoilers. This online expansion is part of the game’s story and it takes place after chapter 13.)
1 John 3:18
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. (NIV)
Escape to the Great World of Anime!
You might be wondering the title and the purpose of this post, there’s a funny story behind this. I am good friends with my anime and colleague friend Allie from Visionaries and we whenever we text each other, we have a really long conversation on anything. Whether it is anime, cartoons and just life, we can go on for hours; however, one day, we had an interesting topic in which also inspired me to write this post. As usual we were talking about anime and how much it would be cool to leave reality and jump into our favorite anime. He texted me this comment but she called it a “rant”:
Go on some sort of adventure become our own heroes. Live in a world where we can be us and that’s good enough. Where words only positivity and people look on the bright side instead of dwelling on the negative. To face their problems instead of keeping them bottles up until they explode :). Oh the naive mind is back to reality now.
This got me thinking, if it’s possible to leave reality for a day and enter any world in the anime I seen is, I would do it. Some people might agree with me in this comment especially if you like anime. Most of us had this deep wish where we can have the ability to go our favorite anime. After hearing her say this, I added my own comment to hers and I told her why I want do it if I could jump into anime:
I would love to visit that world. Take me to Sword Art Online and let me go on quests or Yu-Gi-Oh! and let me duel with my monsters. Take me to a world where my average “me” can be greater. 😀
This may sound silly the way I said it but wouldn’t it be awesome? Imagine leaving your average or boring life for a day, months or whatever time you desire and escape to somewhere where you are the hero or at least feel important. Basically, what I am saying is this: if there was a way to enter a world where you leave your dull life and enter a new world where you can live your favorite anime world or worlds, would you do it?
Personally, I would. In my daily life, I usually live just an average routine where I watch anime or just do my daily chores. Whenever I see anime characters in action or doing something exciting, I get envious. Like a kid who wants to be their favorite superhero, I like to dream and wanting to be something great like my favorite characters. If I can jump into worlds of anime, I would be hero in Dragon Ball Z, travel and enjoy solitude in Sword Art Online, or even obtain some powerful beings in Yu-Gi-Oh!.
The anime world is more bizarre than JoJo’s Bizarre Aventure but that’s okay, it just means the norm is the oddities itself like the anime Durarara!! Can it be dangerous? Yes! Will you survive? Of course if you have the right skills and ideal anime.
If somehow or someone came to you and asked if you could jump into any anime world you desire, where would you go?
If there was a rabbit hole like Alice in Wonderland where anime logic exist and all reality doesn’t, would you dig deeper?
Or better yet, if there was a door and it says “door way to anime”, would you open that door and not look back?
What would you do and where do you want to go?