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Akira500
Who wants to know? XD
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Current Residence: Massachusetts, USA
Occupation: Former student librarian; online critic.
Favorite genre of music: Rock
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: iPod Nano
Favorite cartoon character: Katara and Asami Sato
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Just a quick shoutout for what you can expect to start appearing here soon:

-Top Ten Best Avatar Episodes
-Top Ten Best Total Drama Moments
-Top Ten Worst Total Drama Moments
-Top Ten Best Total Drama Competitors
-Top Ten Worst Total Drama Competitors
-Total Drama Winner Rankings
-Top 54 Total Drama Contestants (Since you have yet to watch Ridonculous Race)
-Top Ten Most Unnecessary TD Cruelty
-Top Ten Worst Things about TDAS
-Top Ten Best Disney Movies 
-Top Ten Worst Total Drama Derailments
-Total Drama Zombie Apocalypse Meme
-TDPI Episode Rankings Meme
-Updated TD Controversy Meme
-Top 10 Favorite Animated Series
-Updated Worst Shows Meme

Special thanks to :iconluckygirlforever: and to :iconair30002: who have run these suggestions by me more than once. Definitely some of my more overdue ones, huh? LOL. :XD:

Still WIDE OPEN for any other suggestions if anyone has any, or just about anything you'd like to see discussed. Just toss them out in the open to me, doesn't matter to me where you do it. :nod:

Anyways thanks, I'll try to get a few of these out real soon. ;P
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: Breaking Benjamin
  • Reading: Avatar Comics
  • Watching: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Playing: Half-Life 2
  • Eating: Hot Wings
  • Drinking: Pepsi
Well I just got back from seeing The Force Awakens.

And I'm sorry to say, but you'll find my lack of faith disturbing..... :hmm:

I can't really say I was all that impressed by this one in spite of the people behind it and the praise surrounding it. This movie has a lot of the things in it that kind of serve to undermine the experience for me. And hasn't really established an identity independent from that of the originals or the prequels yet. At least not in my opinion.

I saw a lot of things in this that I'm not liking about a lot of films today. I found the pacing of this movie to be very uneven, with a lot of the more dramatic and emotional moments not given much time to really sink in, with way too much shaky camera work and flash cutting to be found throughout. A lot of the First Order characters are not really very convincing in their roles, which I'm sorry to say also includes the Sith Lords themselves, Kylo Ren and Master Snoke. And as much as I absolutely adore the original movie, this often felt too much like the original movie. At times the homages to the original trilogy prevented the film from feeling original in its own right.

It was really nice to see the old cast back, though some of them should've played a bigger part than they did. BB-8, Fin, and Rey are the best of the new characters in this movie, as is Poe Dameron who is like the next Wedge Antilles of the series. (Speaking of which, can we get him back in this new trilogy too?) It was great to see the X-Wings and the TIE Fighters again, and now I understand how the laser hilt on Kylo's lightsaber can be practical in battle, lol.

Though don't ask me how they found Luke's lightsaber which I swore he lost on Cloud City. "A question for another time" indeed. It sure as hell is not his lightsaber from Return of the Jedi.

That all being said, I'm sorry to say that as a devoted, lifelong Star Wars fan, I was not impressed by this one. Maybe I need to see it again, but I really don't think this trilogy has established its own identity yet, and won't have done so until Episode VIII comes out. As is, I found this to be underwhelming and having a lot of the current trends that distract me from my investment in the big name movies coming out now. The pacing and tone are really erratic in this movie, and a lot of important plot points don't really pan out to their fullest. I didn't feel like I was really immersed into the Star Wars universe here as I was in the older movies. Even the prequels, sadly.

It's an okay movie, but that's the thing, it's just okay, not great. Definitely not as great as some people are insisting. Personally, I expected more. I expected something to make me feel more invested, and I just didn't feel that here. I may give it a second viewing to see how I feel then, but as is, the originals reign supreme.

"The Dark Side casts a dark shroud that will consume us all......"
  • Mood: Questionable
  • Listening to: Within Temptation
  • Reading: The Hunger Games
  • Watching: The Force Awakens
  • Playing: Half-Life 2
  • Eating: Pasta with Vodka Sauce
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi

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SatoshiTakeo Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey ! :la:
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FitzOblong Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thanks for the :+fav: on "Human Ariel 4". :w00t:

Human Ariel 4 by FitzOblong
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Akira500 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey man, my pleasure! :D Keep up the amazing work, alright? Wonderful view man. ;P
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MyLittleSquirrelGirl Featured By Owner Edited Jan 29, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Ever After High released their new special titled "Dragon Games" and it was extremely good with not only an epic storyline, but also some great character development and we even got to see new characters. One of them was Ramona Badwolf, daughter of The Big Bad Wolf and also, Cerise's sister. 

Here's what she looks like: vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/e…
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Akira500 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, she's cute! :D
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MyLittleSquirrelGirl Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
She is. :) I also like Justine Dancer, Nina Thumbell, and Meeshell (yes, that is a pun btw) Mermaid. 
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Akira500 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome :D
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BenKenobi95 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 26, 2016
There are shows that have gone on longer that they should've and suffered as a result. There are shows that attempted to wrap things up long ago and thus, were left unable to find solid ground after the network refused to let them die. And then there's The Fairly OddParents, a show with so little left in its tank at this point, it would be generous to suggest that it's running on fumes.
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Akira500 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I hear Sparky is not there, and that the new girl was not that well received.
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BenKenobi95 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016
Yeah, Chloe did not get off to a good start, just as I thought.

Also, in her debut episode, Anti-Poof shows up, yet Poof himself doesn't. Because that would make too much sense, I guess. I don't even know at this point. I gave up after the live-action movies.
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