Very Important Announcement For My Readers!

So I’ve had this blog for about a year now. The results aren’t as good as I hoped. Don’t get me wrong, I loved writing here and love all 30 of my followers! Getting 40 views in one day was amazing!

I just think it would be way better for my stuff if I moved to a different platform. I need to move forward and keep trying at bigger platforms and reaching new people.  I hope all 30 of you still follow me, though that and everyone else who reads and doesn’t follow does as well!

I have a lot planned and I’m excited to go forward with it! 2017 should be a big year and I’m sure you’ll all love it!

The blog is here! Enjoy!

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Top 5 Worst TMNT 2003 Episodes

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Well, I was finally able to do it! I thought about it and managed to come out with a list! It was kind of tricky since I did enjoy this show quite a lot and still do but there are some episodes that weren’t really good or episodes that just struck me as being very “meh” so to speak. I limited it to 5 instead of 10 this time since I don’t think I have 10 episodes that fit in that category but let’s dive right in!

1. Junklantis

I personally do not mind the garbageman villain and don’t mind the episode he was in either. I’ve seen a lot of people say this was the worst one but I disagree. As a one time Villan he was fine but this episode? This was the truly bad one. They somehow made it that the Garbageman SURVIVED and did a whole other episode with him. This episode is weaker than most others mostly because it brought back a villain no one really found appealing to begin with. At least we got some more cute Donny and Mikey stuff out of it, though! They were always a fun duo~.

2. The Engagement Ring

The only good part was when Casey actually gives her the ring. Everything else was pointless and honestly, it disturbed me a little. I first saw this one when it aired, and the whole part where April was throwing dishes at Casey and yelling at him was disturbing to me back then. It’s a small part but now that I look at it again, they were trying to pass off that whole scene as comedic and funny when it shouldn’t have been.

It was just completely unnecessary for that to happen to those two. Bad things happen to Casey and April plenty in the series, not every moment of their life including them being engaged needs to be a disaster. There was some cute Raph helping Casey out moments, though and a few other cute things. Mostly though really weak and unnecessary episode in my opinion.

3. Superpower Struggle

A lot weaker episodes came from Season 7. I don’t mind Season 7 since it had a lot of good episodes as well but it was definitely not a high moment in TMNT history. This one was just really stupid and immature. Yes Raphael and Mikey fight a lot but this episode just made them both look excessively petty and immature and after all the development they went through!

It’s not really that funny either, even with how it ended I still always skip this episode and it’s also one you can skip since it literally has no bearing on…anything really. It’s just a super lazy episode.

2. Zixxth Sense

I really don’t like Zixxth. I didn’t like him when he first appeared but the episode itself was bearable. Again, to me he was good for a one time shot so bringing him back was annoying. He’s like Deadpool, but like a watered down not fun version. The only fun part is where it’s implied in the end he gets his ass kicked. Thank god-

1. Reflections

I bet you can tell from the title what this is. A recap episode. This episode is just the turtles having a picnic and talking about all the stuff that happened before. It has a few cute and funny scenes, like when they’re talking in the present but I just don’t like recap episodes. Even though this is a worst list, this episode wasn’t THAT bad but still the biggest letdown to those hoping to see something entirely new.  I can only imagine how annoying it must have been to look forward to a new episode and then just get a clip show off other things that happened before.

Dishonorable Mentions: 

A few other episodes I wasn’t a fan of/am conflicted about and brief reasons why:

The Return Of Savanti Romero Part 1 And 2- Don’t hate this one, I’m conflicted about this. One one hand this episode had some really funny moments in it, but on the other I feel like it was overly mean spirited. True Renet can be annoying, but she was trying really hard in this episode and them being so mad at her about something that was beyond her control always made me feel bad.

Turtles In Space Saga- Always found this entire thing boring. I’ll probably get hate for that, but it didn’t interest me then, and still doesn’t now. I think the other episodes with the triceritons were good but not this one. This one to me was pretty boring and to freaking long. Especially since we were waiting on seeing what happened with the origin story when this popped up.

The Journal- This episode was funny, I’ll admit it but the inner child in me still gets upset at brain Donatello in a jar. A petty reason I know but…had to be said.

That’s about all I can remember! I hope you enjoyed my list. Feel free to leave a comment, especially if it’s about which episodes you personally didn’t like. I shall see you guys on Friday for Bungou Stray Dogs as always! With that I bid you all adieu for now.

 

 

 

 

 

Top 10 TMNT 2003 Episodes

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Today’s entry will be dedicated to my childhood show! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! I’ll be honest I really don’t like the new cartoons or movies. I tried with all my might to watch and enjoy them but I couldn’t do it. This show to me though is honestly one of the best cartoons out there but it had it’s best and worst moments. Here are my Top 10 Episodes of the show!

10. SuperQuest 

Number 10 on my list is actually a Back To The Sewer episode. I actually liked BTTS and Fastforward and this episode was hilarious. I saw it as a kid when it first aired and still find it hilarious to this day. This episode has the turtles in an online RPG trying to win a box with Master Splinter’s data bits in it. Just to name a few funny things you can see this episode, they show Hun playing one of these games, Leonardo changing into other cute animals and Raphael getting turned into a frog. My words cannot do it justice, it has to be seen to be believed.

9. DNA Is Thicker Than Water 

This was an episode that stood out to me as a kid and probably started my love for Bad Guy going good plots. Anyone can change and deserves second chances is a lesson I like to write. A lot of shows focus on revenge and such and this was one of the few episodes that showed something a little different. Basically, the Dark Leonardo is injured in a fight when he protects Cody and the turtles give him a chance to change his ways.

I also like how the ending is a tad ambiguous. The Dark Leonardo did change but didn’t exactly switch sides. Maybe after being shown what could be, he did change but long after the turtles left. Or maybe he just stayed the same. Who knows, but this episode does have some nice drama and gives you something to think about.

8. H.A.T.E

A lot of the episodes of Turtles I am fond of seem to take place at the farmhouse. This is one of those episodes. It’s not the most popular one in the bunch, and it doesn’t have the greatest fight scenes either. It does, however, have a lot of Donatello and some great lines from him.

The highlight of this episode, however, is Casey’s mother who comes over to determine if she is good enough to marry her son while Donatello, Michaelangelo, and Raphael fight for their lives elsewhere. It is a funny episode and one I recommend for sure.  Casey’s mother is definitely one of my favorite side characters of all time in this show.

7. The King

It would be a crime if I didn’t put this here somewhere. It is one of my favorite episodes, not only because it focus’s on Donatello, but the fact that is truly is a touching tribute to Jack Kirby someone the creators of the turtles idolized. If you want to watch TMNT but want to skip certain episodes, then fine. This one is a MUST SEE. The plot is Donatello going to fix the shower’s heater but he finds Jack Kirby, who has a magic jewel that allows whatever he draws to come to life.

This episode is very touching and very sweet. It’s a bit solemn but it mostly treats death with a bit more optimism. True Kirby has left this world, but his legacy will live on forever. That and I think he’s in a much cooler place, much like the creators of this show do. That and this episode has a line that people who watched the show still use to this very day.

6. Nano/The Return of Nano 

Number 6 is going to two episodes rather than one. I know that’s kind of cheating but I feel the Nano episodes need to both be watched in close succession to fully get the feelings of it. When I was young, these episodes really distressed me. They would make me really thankful for my family and in his Return, I actually remember crying when I first watched it at the way Nano said “Daddy.” These episodes have some awesome fights and some great tearjerker moments in general. The second part also has some of my favorite scenes.

I feel like this episode teaches a few other lessons to without shoving the morals down your throat like other shows tend to do. In general it shows the importance of family and how easily the people we meet can shape our personalities and the way we behave, especially when we meet them at a young age. Despite the fact they made me cry, I love them~.

5. Bad Day 

I love the more spiritual/emotionally meaningful episodes of this show. This one was angsty, darker and just a ride from start to finish. I spent the whole episode thinking that they were pretty much dead. I knew there were more episodes after it which honestly should have clued me into the fact that something was up. Anything with the turtles showing their inner power is pretty much the best thing ever, hence, the reason why them in season 5 was so amazing. Not my favorite but amazing regardless.

Back to Bad Day, though, if you’re looking for a more comedic episode, you won’t find that here. This takes place in TMNT’s more dark and gritty season where pretty much everything was going wrong for the gang. It’s one of those episodes that make you feel like you can achieve any challenge in your way which is why I put it here.

4. The Ancient One 

An episode I could personally relate to, hence, the reason why I’m putting it here. This one was Leonardo finding himself again.  I think a lot of older siblings or just parental figures, in general, will relate to this. That and if you’re a perfectionist like me. I tend to be pretty brutal to myself when I make mistakes much like Leonardo. The fight with the rock creature was something that struck a core with me as I got older. One to watch if you’re a Leonardo fan, or if you need to remind yourself to be gentler on yourself and that you try your hardest and that’s all that matters.

3. Tales Of Leonardo 

This episode manages to be incredibly sad, and incredibly cute at the same time. It shows the turtles recovering from a battle with the Shredder and Leonardo being in very bad condition. It’s heavily implied he might die without actually saying it. The turtles slowly bring him back by telling him stories of the past all stories showing flashbacks of the turtle tots. It also shows some cute Fatherly Master Splinter. A great episode through and through~.

2. Same As It Never Was

This…just…no description is capable of doing this justice. These episodes were all the turtles going into other worlds. Donatello gets transported to one where the Shredder has taken over the planet and the family is estranged from each other. It’s sad, it’s dark and has a bittersweet ending to top it all off. That and it features Donatello, making it even better to me. Just…click it. You won’t be dissapointed I garuntee it.

1.The Darkness Within 

This episode. I know, you probably weren’t expecting it in the slightest. I love this episode though. I think it has alot of useful social commentary that you could apply to alot of different situations. It could be applied to a conversation about being greedy, corruption and confronting fear. Watching this episode always makes me feel very empowered and back when my anxiety was a little worse, I discovered this episode when I needed it most. It is an interesting mysterious episode, there are funny jokes, a more psychological take on things along with awesome fights and an absolutely horrifying villan. It’s just the best episode they ever made in my opinion because it also provides commentary on people and society that still manages to stay relavant even to this day.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Notes From The Underground Part 1, 2 and 3
  • The Shredder Strikes Back Part 1 and 2 
  • The Monster Hunter –
  • What a Croc 
  • The Christmas Aliens 
  • Exodus Part 2 
  • Cousin Sid 
  • Adventures In Turtle Sitting 
  • Return Of Savanti Part 1 and 2...kind of (More on that in my least favorite list, coming soon)
  • All of Season 5
  • Headlock Prime 
  • Graduation Day: Class of 2105
  • The Fall Of Darius Dunn
  • The Day of Awakening
  • Tempus Fugit
  • Wedding Bells and Bytes
  • Hacking Stockman
  • Incredible Shrinking Serling
  • Turtles Forever (I know this is a movie but…ugh this was great to-)

 

 

 

 

TMNT 2014 Movie Review

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After doing a bunch of anime reviews, I think it’s time for a movie review now! I’ve been a huge fan of TMNT since I was 9. I have seen pretty much every TMNT cartoon, movie or god forbid Christmas Special in existence. I’ve seen these guys at their best and the worst.

So naturally I watched this as well pretty soon after it came out. So was this on the best end of the TMNT scale or the bad one? Well….let’s just start shall we?

Plot:

I want to find something good to say about this. I really do but I pretty much hated every aspect of it. Things in it happen way to conveniently, and it’s very bland. This movie has Michael Bay in it to give you an idea. To me, it was pretty much like Transformers but with giant turtles.

Heck, Shredder even looks like a transformer. For a turtle movie, this thing was bland and boring as hell. It’s the typical action movie plot. Yes, the TMNT movies are like that but they still have a unique flair to them. This is just typical Michael Bay stuff. Bland writing, lots of CGI and did I mention explosions? That’s in here too.

I wanted to try and avoid mentioning the old series in this review for personal reasons that I might talk about later in other TMNT blog posts but it has to be said. This is nothing like the original. The turtles don’t look even remotely like teenagers, the foot is more of a military group, April is now involved in their backstory from childhood and it’s all annoying to me. I don’t want it to be exactly like the original but this movie made way to many changes to a perfectly good thing in my opinion. When the heck will the people in the movie making business realize that if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.

Characters:

Everyone in this movie was to me unlikable, bland and/or annoying in some fashion. Even my favorite character Donatello was made into a pretty much bland and nerdy caricature. Yes, they were probably trying to make them relatable and cute to some degree but in my opinion, it failed immensely. Everything was one of the above things to me.

Poor writing of the turtles bugs me immensely. I hate when the turtles are brought down to a very vapid and underdeveloped character. This happens a lot in action stories from what I’ve seen. Character development is thrown to the side for the sake of all the fight scenes. It’s one of my biggest pet peeves.

CGI, Filming and Character Design:

The high point of this movie. It’s CGI is very good as you would expect. It does look realistic and all the things you would want in CGI for a movie. The movie is filmed pretty well too, especially for the action scenes.

However, I must be blunt about what thing. The designs for the turtles and Splinter is god awful. I get it realism and all that stuff but do the turtles really need to look like hideous steroid pumped green gorilla’s to be “””””realistic”””? I don’t think so. The designs for Shredder and the TMNT are over the top as heck. The turtles wear way too many objects and again Shredder looks more like a transformer than a dude in armor.

Music:

A lot of the music is an orchestra sort of deal. It’s done by Brain Tyler and it was good. Well composed and such and epic like you would imagine it would be. When you start hearing it alot though all the songs kind of meld together and start sounding the same. It was good and well performed but also very same old, same old.

My favorite song was the one that was played during the credits. The Shell Shocked rap. I don’t like rap very much but this was OK to listen to. Then again maybe I liked it more because it signaled the movie had FINALLY ended.

Actors/Voices:

The acting was fine for the most. I mean Megan Fox’s delivery was bad and she always looks dazed whenever she’s acting to me and I’m 90% they just hired her because she’s considered attractive by most folks. Will Arnett as Vernon was also pretty annoying to me. There’s also the fact that I didn’t like what they did with Shredder. What happened in this movie was there was a rich businessman dude named Sacks. He created the Shredder suit but is the adopted son of the real Shredder.

Why such a weird twist? Well because originally Sacks was going to be the Shredder. The fans were angry because Shredder shouldn’t be white so they hastily shoved some new guy in the plot to shut us up and it shows. I didn’t like the acting of the shredder very much at all. Other than that, though, everyone else was fine.

Overall:

I don’t care what anyone thinks. I’m giving this movie 1 out of 5 stars. It’s just another one of Michael Bay’s typical movies. Character development that is shoved to the side for the sake of awesome CGI and fight scenes, Megan Fox’s butt, Annoying changes and just a generally bad reboot movie.

I would have been able to excuse the way the turtles looked had the plot been better, but it wasn’t. It was boring and bland. I don’t recommend watching this movie at all, it’s a waste of time. If you really do want to see this, though, then it’s most likely available on Amazon. Thank you for reading this review, if you can feedback is appreciated. If there is something you want me to review you can mention it in your comment. If I’ve seen it, I might do it.