IN THE NEWS: Net Neutrality

If you have not heard about net neutrality, you obviously have not been around the internet. Me, as a child of the internet, am always on it. Whether I am watching YouTube videos, streaming Netflix videos, or searching for random things via Google, usually pictures from my favorite manga and anime. For those that are not aware of this, particularly in the United States, if a company refused to pay extra money, their service would be diminished in terms of speed. What this could mean to me? It could take forever for my YouTube videos to load or for me to be able to stream shows among other things. Also, as someone who produces content for the internet, people might not be able to find my content, whether or not they would want to read it or not. You just it takes forever to load because I cannot afford to make sure that people can consume content at an appropriate speed. But don’t just take my word for it. Seriously, when I talk about the news, don’t just take my word for it. Do your own research. I could be biased, and I am well aware of that. I would personally suggest going to https://www.battleforthenet.com/. This website includes a couple of videos on the subject that discusses the subject of net neutrality. Also, go to other sites. If Congress getting rid of this affects you, please go to the FCC and other sites in order shout out why you don’t want neutrality. The internet needs you.

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Welcome Back to Marvel

Recently, I watched the newest movie released by Marvel: Spiderman: Homecoming. I was excited for this character to come back to Marvel like I want many other characters to come back. After watching it, I was mixed about it. So mixed, that I had to sleep on it. Yes, sleep on it, and I woke up to the same conclusion: it was okay. I like the villain, I like the heroes (I consider chair-guy an important part of any team),  and I liked the cameos. Everyone else, eh… The love interest was boring and uninteresting. Everyone else had pretty much on character trait: nerd, bully, random classmates that are there so that there are people around. There were also sections of movie where nothing happened and made me not care at all. I will admit that the cast of characters with speaking roles was diverse, and was happy to see. Also happy we didn’t have to go through the “with great power comes great responsibility” speech again. (I only wish Batman would do the same. We know how your parents died. Stop showing it.) Overall, I was happy with how the movie turned out, even if Marvel decided to be a complete troll. There were moments that made me laugh, and there were moments where I truly empathized with the different characters, both hero and villain. Do I wish that some things weren’t in there? Yes. I think most people do. Would I recommend this to younger audiences? Probably not. I feel like it is for those who know what high school is like. Also, if you don’t want to explain some of the things the other kids do, I wouldn’t let younger audiences watch either because high school is rough. But once again, welcome back to Marvel, Spiderman. Next up, the Fantastic Four. (Please tell me, you’re working on this Marvel.)

When the Movie is as Good as the Book

Recently I have finished reading The Princess Bride, the book that I have been meaning to read for a long time, but never did. Now that I have, I’m upset that I never did before. Can I say it was anything other than amazing? At this point, I’m going to cross between the book and the movie, because how can I not. I have seen the movie so many times, and I always loved it. I think that the reason that I didn’t read the book was that I didn’t want to hate the movie after reading the book. I couldn’t have been more wrong. The book was amazing, and it just made me love the movie even more, especially when I noticed lines of dialogue that I remember word for word from the movie (you know, that one thing that every fangirl and fanboy rejoices over). The one part of the book that I wasn’t a fan of was when the author would butt into the story. Since the book version that is well known is the abridged “good parts” version, it was helpful when the author explains why he took things out of the book (because there was apparently entire chapters were nothing happened). Other times… he spoils the plot. Had I not watched the movie, there are things that I wouldn’t expect from the genre. It was annoying, but I knew I wasn’t as annoyed as I would have been had I never learned the plot before. Since that is my only grievance, you can honestly skip his notes and pretty much miss nothing. Also, about halfway through the book, he says that he wrote an extra scene. There is no extra scene because of legal issues. If you look for it, all you will find is an apology letter. Trust me, I tried to look for it. But I would definitely recommend that you read this book.


Also, if you have some books that you would like my take on, recommend it to be in the comments. I’m always looking for books to read (even if there are about 1500 books currently on my GoodReads to-read list (I’m not even ashamed about that)). Also, if you want to check out my lists of books, go right ahead. Just know, my book list is a no-judgment zone.

Taking Over Old Kingdoms

So, I’ve been kinda obsessed with mobile games recently. This is a totally new development. Don’t you worry. (I’m totally lying. I love mobile games.) The most recently one that I’ve been playing at least a couple of times a day is called Polytopia. It is a strategy, turn-based game where your characters are people from older kingdoms, of course given random names because of … copyright(?). Each civilization has different starting points in the tech tree that you have. You start with four different civilization, but you can unlock more the better you get. There is even a pass and play mode so that you can decide who of your friend group is the best at strategizing. (It’s totally going to be you, right?) The graphics are the cute blocky design that I absolutely love and as a love of variations for a free game. And it’s available for iOS and Android.

I’m going to go and play more now.

You Shouldn’t Put Power in My Hands

Recently, I have discovered the mobile game “Balance.” Balance is a blocky puzzle and logic game. The goal is to give cities power. Sounds simple right. Well, it starts that way, then it makes you want to pull your hair out when if has puzzles off the course that make no sense to you. Trust me. I spent all night trying to figure out one of the puzzles, but once you start doing it, it makes sense. Sorta. Small wires can’t handle currents as well as bigger ones, but then the length of the wire also needs to be taken into consideration. It’s very trial and error. I’m still trying to completely finish this game (with all 3 stars), but I would definitely check this out if you can. It is available for Android and iOS.

Also, please recommend more puzzle games that are like Candy Crush. I’m always looking for more that I can waste playing. (Pretty Please)

WARNING: Only Watch in English

Seriously, guys, you have been partially warned in advance. This anime so far is on my list of four animes where the English dub is acceptable to watch for purposes other than making fun of it. But in this case, the original anime is so bad, the original producers told the people who dubbed it to do whatever they wanted. If you haven’t guessed it already, I’m talking about Ghost Stories.

And remember how I said you had been partially warned, well I haven’t told you about what it actually said. Let’s just say, it’s really, really crude. As in, if you get offended at all, this really isn’t for you. Now, I think you have been fully warned.

Strangely enough, once you get past what I was talking about in the previous paragraph, it’s … okay. Just at first the jokes are hilarious, mainly because you aren’t expecting them. But when you hear the jokes, over and over again, because you’re gonna binge watch anime (let’s just face it), it starts to drag on. You get tired of hearing the same jokes being brought up five times an episode, so my suggestion, if you going to watch this, is to not binge watch even though everything in you is telling you to. Just don’t do it. You might enjoy it better. Also, if you get offended in any way, I repeat, DO NOT WATCH THIS. This is your final warning; do not blame me if you continue on. But if you are gonna watch, be prepared for a few jokes that are going to make you pause the episode, so that you hear what’s going on over your loud laughter to only be repeated a couple of times.

Can This Be Considered a Swimming Anime?

I have recently finished Keijo!!!!!!!! and yes the title has that many exclamation points. Seriously. What is Keijo (I refuse to make the many exclamation points again (it’s either one or three!) you may ask. It’s fanservice. … That’s about it. If you have ever played or seen someone play Dead or Alive, it pretty much the game where the girls are hitting each other with their butts, except with more action because of reasons and kinda pervy, also for reasons. I honestly have no clue what demographic this is for or who came up with this, but it’s … good…cheezy…has feelings. What?!? I don’t know, but it is a very binge-watchable show, mostly because at the end of every episode, you’re scratching your head, asking yourself “What the heck just happened?”

Would I recommend it? Should I recommend it?

Maybeee…….

I honestly do not know, but if you are a weirdo, I mean unique, like me, you might enjoy this craziness.