Tuesday, March 29, 2011

May Piracy Return

For some time, we knew a day would come when a fourth film from the popular Pirates of the Caribbean franchise would come to pass, but apparently it's come quite early. That's right, fans. This coming May, we'll see the return of piracy in a whole new look. Make that two new looks because there's also a new LEGO video game coming as well!

In the fourth film, On Stranger Tides, join Captain Jack Sparrow as he ventures on a new quest to find the Fountain of Youth. However, he's not the only one looking for the fabled artifact. The old pirate legend Blackbeard is also after the Fountain of Youth to make himself young again. And along the way, Jack will run into his former mate and rival, Hector Barbossa, now a privateer working for the king of England.

As for the new game, LEGO has finally brought forth Pirates of the Caribbean into its ever-expanding franchise and celebrates its debut with the game LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game, an all-new adventure based on all four films. You can watch the fourth film in theaters, and then play the game to experience the adventure all over again... in LEGO! Oh yeah, baby! I knew I wasn't kidding when I said greatness was expected this year! This just makes things even better!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I Really Don't Hate Candace

I take back the things I said
'Cause it was foolish just to start
I should have guessed that nothing
Could have driven things apart
Now I've heard these things for myself
So I'm speaking from the heart
That I really don't hate Candace

She could have busted the birthday boy
But instead she gained control
Her nerves were always saying
Responsibility's her role
But being high-strung as she is
Busting's still her favorite goal
But I really don't hate Candace

Now I'm back to square one not holding an ambivalence
I can forgive her for this incident believing her lack of sense that made me tense

So there you have it, Candace isn't evil after all
Because she pulled herself together so there never was a brawl
Good work, Dan and Swampy for showing that she had not the gall
Now I really don't hate Candace

Ah, what the heck. Kick line!

No, I really, no I really don't hate Candace
I have no intense burning indifference

Any questions?

Monday, March 21, 2011

What's With All the Bad Dads of Pokémon?

WARNING! SPOILERS! This post contains spoilers regarding the latest Pokémon games, Pokémon Black and Pokémon White. View at your own risk, or try not to look for that matter, if you want to play the games and find out for yourself what happens.

First there was Greevil from Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness and his two sons, Ardos and Eldes. Then there was Giovanni and his son, revealed to be the red-haired rival from Pokémon HeartGold and Pokémon SoulSilver. And now... there's Ghetsis, one of the Seven Sages of Team Plasma, and his son, N, whom he crowned king as part of his master plan. Let's review, shall we?

Greevil was the Grand Master of the evil syndicate Cipher, whose reign of terror spread across the land of Orre with vicious Shadow Pokémon at their disposal. After his defeat at the hands of the player, Eldes ultimately convinces his father to realize their wrongdoings and turn themselves in to the authorities. Ardos, however, kept his heart stained and left forever without a trace.

Giovanni, as we all know, is the current leader of Team Rocket, the most well known organization of malevolence with a reputation of stealing Pokémon for profit and for use in their evil schemes. At first, Giovanni suffered his ultimate defeat at the hands of player in Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue as Gym Leader of Viridian City and decided to leave for more training before returning to his team. In HeartGold and SoulSilver, the player learns that his/her rival had a talk with Giovanni moments before he left for his solitude. In the original Japanese version, it is stated that the rival is in fact Giovanni's son, as hinted in both versions of Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen.

Now, in Pokémon Black and Pokémon White, it is revealed at the end of the first story mode that Ghetsis of Team Plasma is in fact N's father who only made his green-haired son king of Team Plasma to execute their plan. Ghetsis was only using his son and had secretly kept Pokémon of his own so that when everyone else all across Unova would forcefully release their Pokémon, he would he the only person left in the region with Pokémon, thus allowing him to easily reign supreme. This is revealed to the player moments before he/she is challenged in a final showdown to determine the fate of the land.

So, we gotta ask ourselves... what's with all these bad dads of Pokémon? What kind of examples are they setting for their sons? Well, actually, there have been instances of breaking away in all three cases. Eldes saw the error of Cipher's ways and managed to convince Greevil to think the same. Giovanni's son turned against him right when he learned what he planned to do, so he was generally never on Team Rocket's side, thus not learning from his father's heinous ways one bit. And N decided that while he would continue to spread his beliefs regarding Pokémon, he would not force others to do his bidding, but rather let them think for themselves.

...I still want Pokémon Black...

Friday, March 18, 2011

Deranging Candace

Sad but true, Candace is on the verge of getting added to my list of most hated fictional characters, if she's not on it already. What's my excuse this time? According to a Disney Channel preview of the upcoming Season 3 Phineas and Ferb episode "Phineas' Birthday Clip-O-Rama!", it turns out Candace is still in her everlasting busting mood and is once again out to bust her brothers with newfound evidence, which has the potent to ruin Phineas' birthday if successful. The very thought and attempts on this day of all days stings and sickens me. What Candace is even trying to do is unforgivable and is making her undeserving of her friends and Jeremy, although far from getting disowned and suffering the same fate as Princess Azula from Avatar: The Last Airbender, but all the same, she needs to get her mental health and stability reexamined. It's really a shame because Phineas and Ferb is one of my favorite TV shows and for a character to grow into one I hate among others such as Cornelius Fudge from the Harry Potter series and Sayer from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's is just sad and awful. Oh sure, they deserved their fates, but...Candace? How did this happen? Maybe I should have known... At least the wikis now accurately describe Candace as the main antagonist of the series. This was a role more fitting for Dr. Doofenshmirtz, but now I have no choice but to agree with the wikis. Candace is truly an antagonist with wicked intentions who deserves to be alone and friendless. She only makes correct choices a few times in the series, but it is nowhere near enough to redeem herself for what's about to come. I swear, if Candace gets busted again for this, I'll cheer my ass off!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

MSN TV Reveals New Phineas and Ferb Episodes...

...Or so it is claimed. Yeah, the MSN TV website has revealed names and air dates for three new Phineas and Ferb episodes. According to their sources, the pair of "The Belly and the Beast" and "Moon Farm" as well as "Phineas's Birthday Clip-o-Rama!" have been claimed to air at the end of April. Now, first of all, who or what is MSN to declare this sort of thing? Secondly, how could the episode regarding Phineas' birthday come to air so soon when some couple of months ago, it was still in production and Tabitha Comstock only just recorded a voice for a new character? Thirdly, how can these air dates be correct when Disney Channel usually doesn't air new episodes two days in a row like that? And fourthly, MSN TV doesn't seem to have any other proof to back up their claims. I think this ought to prove that the MSN TV website doesn't have a clue what it's doing and it's just making up a bunch of fibs. I'll believe the truth only when I see it for myself. There's gotta be a more trustworthy source.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Giving Up Is Only a Fling

It seems that in the latest Phineas and Ferb episode, "Last Train to Bustville", Candace decided to finally give up on busting her brothers after misinterpreting a speech from train engineer Glenda (voiced by Joan Cusack). Was it too good to be true? You bet your coal! This means despite Candace's accomplishments she's had with her brothers and their antics, Season 3 isn't changing a thing about her. I'll bet not even Jeremy would change that about her now!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Greatness Starts Here

Oh yeah, baby! Phineas and Ferb Season 3 has officially started after two years of Season 2! And today, the long-awaited video games Pokémon Black and Pokémon White are now out in stores all across America! At last, greatness for the year of 2011 is coming!

However, there is much mystery regarding the video game Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2011: Over the Nexus. A usual release date early in the same year is hindered this time around and is said to come here to America on May 10th, much later than normal. So we gotta wonder... what's the reason? Perhaps we'll find out when the game is finally released, but it should be noted that May 10th is also the planned release date of the newest booster pack Extreme Victory of the Trading Card Game. It's probably a coincidence, though, because the current Japanese version of the game doesn't have it. But if there's not much to translate, then why the big delay?

...I still want
Pokémon Black...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Aporia vs. Ferbeas

"Hey, this is Aporia from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's. You fans remember me, don't you? Some call me the most evil villain of all time, but I think others have done worse. Anyways, I'm here to discuss what you guys call Phineas and Ferb, that television show that became popular since its debut in 2007. I'm not here to argue a case, but I am here to question the kick-starting episode of Season 3, "Canderemy". At least, I think it was called that. Fan shippers would have hoped that Candace and Jeremy would start dating in that episode, but it looks like a so-called better idea took place. The good Dr. Doofenshmirtz invented a Combine-inator to combine his favorite childhood things, which turned out not in his favor, but when he and his nemesis, Agent P, faced off... well, those of you who watch the show are probably familiar with what happens. The invention goes awry during their fight, it always does, thus the Combine-inator fuses Candace and Jeremy at the hips. And that's not all. Doof combines with his robotic assistant, Norm on purpose, calling himself "Normenshmirtz", to counteract Agent P, who later gets fused with Doof's toolbox. And finally... the satellite, charged with Combine-inator energy, fires upon Phineas and Ferb, creating... this..."

"I-it's disturbing! S-see?! Even I can't bear the sight of it! Possibly the most horrifying thing since Synchro Monsters destroyed my world! But take a look at me! I am the combined form of three people, those being Lester, Primo, and Jakob, and I came out clean when I made my debut! And I thought Professor Monkey-for-a-Head was fodder! And why... why was that ignorant Phineas unfazed?! For the sakes of the good people behind the show, Season 3 should hopefully come out a lot cleaner as the episodes progress. For the record, I looked better, and of course a whole lot more handsome."