When I saw The Last Unicorn recently in theater, I was thrilled to hear that the version we were watching was actually superior to the version originally show in 1982, as the video footage came from the German remaster, and as everyone knows, Germany takes Das letzte Einhorn very seriously.
As great as the past DVD and Blu-Ray versions have been, I still have yet to re-purchase The Last Unicorn on Blu-Ray, as I’m holding out for the version I saw in theater. Why do I make it a point to bring this up, or even talk about The Last Unicorn in a post that is about to go very in depth about Sailor Moon Crystal?
Sailor Moon Crystal’s Blu-Ray version has re-animated frames in it that fix a lot of things from the version being currently shown on Japanese television, as well as streaming sources such as Hulu and Crunchy Roll. Now, some people have argued that they will hold off on watching the Sailor Moon re-make until an english, or whatever other language, blu-ray becomes available because of this. One of the excuses used is because their time is very important to them.
Now, if their argument was that instead of watching ads to support the show, they wanted to purchase the official releases and watch them then, I’d buy the ‘time is important’ argument. The fallacy I’d like to point out though is that, like The Last Unicorn, Sailor Moon is something you are probably going to watch over and over again. Unlike currently available versions of Peter S. Beagle’s The Last Unicorn movie, Sailor Moon Crystal is flat out free for everyone who has a computer, so who cares if there are slightly awkward facial animations from time to time?
As of right now, watching Sailor Moon Crystal streaming is the only way to get a free legal version of Naoko Takeuchi’s original Sailor Moon story. Websites like Crunchy Roll show you the anime ASAP via paying the creators of said anime with their ads, so why not help Sailor Moon get made as it is being animated? Would these mistakes even been fixed if not for the immense popularity and ad revenue from the streams? I don’t think they would have…
Did you know that games critic / feminist activist, Anita Sarkeesian, has a curated list of games on Steam? You can find the Feminist Frequency list here: http://store.steampowered.com/curator/6954951-Feminist-Frequency/ but what the heck, here is the 10 that she likes:
- Papo & Yo
- Thomas was Alone,
- Portal 2
- Where is my Heart
- Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)
- Gone Home
- Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
- Beyond Good and Evil™
- Mirror’s Edge™
Except for the Super popular Portal, I haven’t beaten any of those games… but I at least own half of them. I’m curious what her top 10 games would be on different consoles?
I bought Kingdom Hearts 2.5 collection when it came out, but due to working two jobs, I’ve only just reached Atlantica! The Little Mermaid this time is mostly just some rhythm based games, and eh… kind of just a recap of the first story… which is weird, seeing as I killed Ursula in Kingdom Hearts. Oh well. Maybe Kingdom Hearts 3 will have a better Little Mermaid world, if they have one? Maybe with Tara Strong playing Melody, Ariel’s daughter? Anyways, happy Mer-Monday everyone!
What the hell am I looking at in this new Terminator Genisus trailer? Time travel on top of time travel just to reboot the struggling Terminator series?
Did someone peak at my 8th grade fan fiction, or something? It’s like they went “Hey, you know what was awesome? Terminator 2! You know what sucks about Terminator 1? It doesn’t have Terminator 2 in it!” So they ditched everything that wasn’t terminator 2 from 1, and then kept a few things that worked well… like a young naked Arnold Schwarzenegger! Oh, and they decided that they didn’t need that whiny John Conner from 2… so BAM! New Terminator Genisus is now best and only Terminator 1! Problem solved!
Mer-Wednesday just doesn’t have that great of a ring to it, does it? Well, there’s a Humble Bundle right now with pony comics, and well… no big deal, right? Well, the picture on the left, by Tony Fleecs, is in the cover gallery issue #1! Yeah, I had no idea about it existing until I saw it! The comic bundle is currently up to $13.14, and has 6 days left on it, so check it out! https://www.humblebundle.com/books
This is probably one of the most important things that people mess up on when it comes to the law.
I myself, answered questions that a principal asked me in high school, and due to me being honest due to them mistakenly telling me that if I was honest no trouble would fall upon me, I spent a night in juvenile hall in 10th grade. Yeah.