So there I was, at a Party City, minding my own business, when all of a sudden I spot a section that is devoted to Mermaid themed parties for little girls… as well as, weirdly enough, kitty themed parties.

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Are there parents/kids that are having serious debates on if they want a nautical/mermaid themed birthday or one with cats? Whatever.

I then saw this… which is clearly a take on pin the tail on the donkey, but with mermaids and sea horses?20180122_172150

I personally feel weird about this one. Why is it sea horses, and why are they being stuck on the mermaid? True, it’s not as bad as say… a fisherman’s hook or net… but shouldn’t it be having to stick legs on her tail? Or shouldn’t it be having to stick mermaids onto Prince Eric?

Anyways, so what do they aim for? The end of her tail? or maybe different sections get different points? It’s weird. We all know where a tail would go on Eeyore. Maybe this game should have been put a mermaid tail on a human girl?

I’m not sure… needless to say… I was amused by this. Seriously though… Kitty party vs. Mermaid? Maybe that should be a whole thing? Happy Mer-Monday Everyone!

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too busy useless day

ranma403Today has been actually pretty busy… which is weird considering I was just going to clean on my day off. I ended up getting a new motherboard, RAM, and a processor. Yay? Next year, I get the other parts of a new computer… I guess.

In other news, apparently epic female mangaka Rumiko Takahashi has been nominated for an Eisner! So next week… Rumiko Takahashi appreciation week… I guess? Or just post a bunch of stuff about Ranma cause he’s such a sexy girl?

Flixable.co

flixable.pngSomeone made a website that makes browsing what is actually on Netflix somewhat easy? AWESOME! The site is flixable.co and not only can it help you see what is there, but it can also show you when things are leaving!

This way you can figure out that Netflix only has 37 movies under anime but has 59 tv shows under anime! That’s so… much… anime? Right?

Boarder SecurityThe important thing, though, is knowing that the 8 seasons of Family Guy goes away on February 14! More importantly, Border Security: Canada’s Front Line goes away February 17, and I only just this second learned about it! *sigh*

How did we live before flixable.co? Answer? Confused and terrified.

 

Ghibli Girls

Can we just, on this ‘Feminist Friday,’ just take a pause from the serious, and remember how good Studio Ghibli’s girl characters are? Below are some of the ones that I think are the best.

arriettyNow, I’m not sure if my favorite is Kiki, the witch from Kiki’s Delivery Service, or Arrietty, a tiny character from The Borrowers universe in The Secret World of Arrietty, but it is definitely one of those two.

I like Arrietty, in general, because of all of the visuals you can do when a characters is that small but world is just that big.

kiki deliveryNow for Kiki… Ooo… that movie. For starters, the voice cast is interesting, given that they chose Phil Hartmen in the American dub to play her cat familiar. I mean… it’s his last movie before his untimely death! Then you have Kirsten Dunst as Kiki when she was still a starry eyed kid who had never been in a Spider-Man movie. Now, I could go in depth about how there are two different versions of the dub, one with cute songs in it or the one that is closer to the Japanese movie in style… but I wont, as that would be pointless. It’s a good movie… go and watch it?

princess-mononokeMost of Ghibli’s films star young women on some sort of coming of age adventure, and that’s why I just wanted to talk about them, even if just real quick. I need to watch more films by Studio Ghibli… possible even play Ni no Kuni on PS3…

17 RPGs better than FFVII

rpgscover610‘(according to Game Informer)’ is what should have been in that title, I suppose, as I do not want to take credit or flack for this one.

Game Informer last year did a Top 100 RPGs of all time, and I going to my local Half Priced Books today bought it. Why? LOOK AT THAT ART! Chrono looks like a bad ass!

Final Fantasy VII is one of those games that has to be in the Top 25 of one of these lists, contractually. Let’s see what Game Informer thought was better, last year. Ultima Online, Secret of Mana, Pokemon Red & Blue, Deus Ex, Planescape: Torment, Fallout 3, Bloodborne, Final Fantasy Tactics, Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn, Diablo II, Starwars: KOTOR, W.O.W., The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Mass Effect 2, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Foto+Pokemon+BlueWOW! Shots fired! Some of those were on the list, I feel because they were the first to due whatever the did correctly, but ouch… The first Pokemon was a better RPG? I could believe lifetime sales wise, sure… but on the RPG part? I… just… really? Now I am a fan of Pokemon Blue… but come on. Since the list did not include Yellow which followed the anime more closely, I’m guessing that it was not the story that gave it the place of 15. It obviously was not the graphics either, and it could not be the music. I’m sorry, but FFVII had CD quality audio done by a much larger team! I’m guessing that this one was the first like it, made a huge splash sales wise, etc. and that is why… but WOW.

Final-Fantasy-VI_GBA_US_ESRBSecret of Mana, Final Fantasy Tactics, Chrono Trigger, and Final Fantasy VI… I feel like that is saying 2D FF’s>3D FF’s… or almost Nintendo>Sony. Do not get me wrong, these were some juggernaut games that just WOW… amazing on SNES… but the PS1’s Final Fantasy Tactics being there just… it’s a head scratcher. To trick people into buying this one, Square put Cloud in it. Is that why this is there?

pennyarcade3Screw Skyrim. There, I said it… and I feel like we can move on with out lives now. I also think that the third Penny Arcade episode should be on this list in general, especially since Undertale is in at #70. Weirdly, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild made it into the top 50, but no Ocarina of Time or A Link to The Past?  Is Persona 5 deserving of being #19 to FFVII’s #18? I have no idea… but apparently Game Informer did?

Whatever. For their entire 7 pages full of ads counting down to #1, they put it on their site on the first, and you can click here: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2018/01/01/the-top-100-rpgs-of-all-time.aspx

Sakura

10_sakuragallery02This Waifu Wednesday, I figured that we would talk about the latest Street Fighter V characters, Sakura… better known for being in the Street Fighter Alpha games. Also, Sakura has appeared in Street Fighter IV, Marvel Vs. Capcom, Capcom vs. SNK, Street Fighter EX, Rival Schools, and more.

Sakura is best known as being a high school girl who has a fan-girl crush on Ryu. By the time that Street Fighter V rolls around though, Sakura is no longer a high school student. Not to give too many spoilers about the game away, but who she is, and what she achieved is a major motivator for her in the latest game. What is Sakura going to do with… you know… the rest of her life? Will she follow Ryu, and will that ultimately get her anywhere? Will she have to go down a different path, as you know… she’s just some poor kid who just graduated and has a job but no car?

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Yes… it’s ironic that I chose a barely legal waifu who has a husbando of her own to fan over… but that is this week’s pick.

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