Shun day Sunday

Sean Halo broCOLORIt’s Sunday. A useless and boring day that I have failed to protect people from lately… sorry for that? I’ve been busy #kicking and #standing and being barely able to walk to spending WAY too much money recently to walk more comfortably!

So… what should people do on a day where there is no Chick-fil-a to gorge on?

HalocombatevolvedcortanamasterchiefHalo! Yes… this is an easy cop-out answer. Halo: The Master Chief collection has been announced for PC, and apparently Halo Reach is coming along with… so now might be the proper time to refine those skills that at SXSW made it possible to pay the bills… for someone who is not me. I was only ever all right with Halo 3.

khIIIArielandSoraKingdom Hearts III… Okay… so just because Halo has was able to make the jump from Xbox to Xbox 360, that doesn’t mean that we should pick on Square Enix’s Disney baby for skipping from PS2 all the way to near the end of the PS4… right? Really… almost any Kingdom Hearts will do, as there were a ton of sequels that could even be better than this jumbled up non-sense that tried to tie all of the handheld spin offs into something coherent.. on second thought… maybe Kingdom Hearts 1 or 2 is more worth playing at this point.

human flounder 01Work on your fanfiction! Seriously… Kingdom Hearts making a mockery of things people take seriously… such as Winnie The Pooh and the Greek demi-god Hercules, might ensure that Tetsuya Namora is going to go to hell… but not every fan fiction has to be terrible! Or maybe you are more of a fan artist who likes drawing Flounder as a girl so he can kiss all of the boys? No matter what your outlet is, let those creative, yet still derivative, juices flow! Who knows, maybe you will be the next Stephenie Meyer!

GREEN THE EFF UP! Seriously… it might be Sunday, which is the day Christians should be celebrating their lord and savior, but it’s also St. Patrick’s day… so whatever you do…

… dress accordingly.

I, personally, will be celebrating by ignoring my responsibilities, staying inside on what is also the last day of Spring Break, and watching maybe Gangs of New York… and/or Robin Hood Men in Tights… cause IRELAND! UGH!

Wreck it Ralph 3 predictions

RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNETWreck it Ralph 2 had Sugar Rush’s Vanellope von Schweetz joining the online game Slaughter Race on a permanent basis… basically going turbo which was a big no no in the first game.

Slaughter Race was supposed to be getting an update in their world’s January… and I have a theory that Vanellope is going to get updated into appearing older.

Premiere Of Broad Green Pictures' "I Smile Back" - ArrivalsRalph will spend a good portion of the movie feeling awkward with the older Vanellope. Since her departure from her game, Sugar Rush has started to become less fun without her. Because of this, Mr. Litwak is debating selling the arcade game online… since the character on the side of the game seemingly can not be unlocked.

Vanellope will have to ultimately decide between her old childish life/body and her new more adult life/body.

But hey, that’s just a theory that I have.

Death looms over Marvel Comic’s… err… comics.

Thanos and Death MARVELMarvel comics on December 27, 1996 filed for bankruptcy. Marvel had sold many properties for potential movie and TV deals that would make money such as Blade, Spider-Man, and The X-Men way cheaper than they should have been sold for, just to stay a float. In 2005, Marvel decided to finally start making their own movies instead of selling their properties, taking out a huge loan based on certain characters performing well at the box office… or they would loose those characters… 2008’s Iron Man btw was not one of those characters in the deal. They were then bought in 2009 by Disney.

11 years after the first movie in the cinematic universe, Captain Marvel comes to theater today, and there are rumors that Marvel may stop producing their own comics. I mention this to point out the fact that during this cinematic growth period, Marvel did not actually make their comics stronger.

X-Men, in the 90’s, was way more popular than Iron Man and all of The Avengers, especially after the super popular Fox Kids cartoon show during 1992-1997. Shortly after Bryan Singer’s first X-Men movie in 2000, Marvel started really cracking down on toys and comics of the things that they had licensed out. X-Men were huge, but no toy line based on the movies. Fantastic Four was hitting theaters and their comic kept suffering and then completely went away. Meanwhile, a lot of characters who were introduced were just now allowed to be Mutants as once they were, they would be owned by FOX and be able to have a movie under them. Marvel REFUSED to help Fox be a success and retain the rights to their properties.

Iron SpiderSam Rami’s 2002’s Spider-Man was also huge, and thankfully Marvel really couldn’t ruin it. Weird stuff did come out though that either killed him or radically changed him in ways the movies wouldn’t go. The Other, Civil War, etc. You can’t have Iron Man be Spider-Man’s best friend with The Iron Spider-Man costume without Iron Man… which they did do in the later Marvel controlled Spider-Man movies.

Meanwhile, Marvel has embraced women and people of color into their comics while alienating some by having them as characters who take on the mantle of already established characters. Oh, and they made Iceman sort of gay and made Ms. Marvel Captain Marvel and not wear a leotard anymore at the same time.

Marvel tried many gimmicks, such as bringing over Japanese talent because anime and manga were popular, as well as continuing to do all of their major events such as Civil War, Secret Invasion, etc… which might be good graphic novels, but who wants to buy every comic to read one story? That, on top of already having people who were against jumping into comics because they felt that they needed to know at least the last 15 years of comic history just to jump into a #1… which there were many #1’s every month… somehow.

exile c5This all brings me to my main point… Why would anyone want to read a Marvel comic, coming off of The Marvel Cinematic Universe? Unlike the popular and mostly faithful X-Men cartoon of the 1990’s, what they see doesn’t actually look or feel like what is in the comics. When they changed things in the comics, I do not know if many people came over to read the comics, but I do know that it alienated people who had been their loyal fans… and that really sucks.

So no, the current trend of changing characters such as Blink from Exiles from being Asian into being Black, or having a new Korean Hulk isn’t what caused Marvel Comics to be in this state, nor is it constantly pushing the Ms. Marvel into being the feminist icon she was never originally designed to be… but it all might be the final nail in the coffin that Marvel, and to some extent the main stream comic industry at large, has built for themselves since the end of the 90’s and the start of the 2000’s.

We are not Nazis, nor is every hater a man.

antinaziClownfish TV as well as other people who have either been on the more neutral side to the far #IStandWithVic side of the #KickVic hashtag movement have sometimes been yelled at as being ‘Nazis’.

Meanwhile, people who have not liked shows such as Ghostbusters 2016, She-Ra, or the upcoming Captain Marvel have been called that and even worse… Men.

What’s funny is that I on the pro ethics in games journalism, anti Ghostbusters 2016, but pro #IStandWithVic side was also called a Nazi. *sigh* Not everyone is a Nazi. Some people are, such as many but not all of the people who protested for confederate statues in 2016 in Charlottesville.

Kittyhawk GBDNATE ZaraAlso, women, such as webcomic artist and indie video game creator and even cameo Kittyhawk, who both dislikes Ghostbusters 2016 and She-Ra but oh so loves women with huge boobs even… is in fact not a man, nor a Nazi.

I know this is the equivalent of ‘not all women’ but seriously… ‘not all women.’ It is incredibly sexist to revoke someone’s womanhood based on their opinion. Stop erasing women and their voices just because they disagree with the narrative you are pushing.

netsenshi_evelyn_mermaid smallLike I said earlier, I was on the #IStandWithVic side of the #KickVic situation. I think that at this point, everyone who is on the #KickVicSide and #IStandWithVic side needs to shut up though… let the lawyers do their job… and see what happens.

Also… it’s really weird that Vic Mignogna’s lawyer Ty Beard is on the internet shit talking and swinging his law dick around twitter before officially notifying the women and husbands Vic Mignogna is… I guess… suing on Facebook. *shrugs* Seems kind of childish and unfair to do to everyone involved, including the #IStandWithVic crowd even.

I dunno. I just want this whole thing to go away until everyone is in court.