The Eggs Have Just Detected Purple!

posted August 3rd, 2013, 11:00 am


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August 2nd, 2013, 9:30 pm

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The Toast never fought again. He picked up some peanut butter and became a recess snack for a six-year-old girl in Palukaville, New Jersey. The end.

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August 3rd, 2013, 8:50 pm

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...So we appear to have started another distracting, comedic filler arc... And here I thought it was actually going to be relevant to what was happening with the plot...

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August 3rd, 2013, 9:13 pm

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@Jarkes:

Ironically enough I was debating over whether or not to look at porn or watch FIM last night. I admit nothing...

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August 5th, 2013, 5:19 am

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I think he's broken.

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August 6th, 2013, 3:21 am

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So, anyways, I recently saw the first three episodes of "Beware the Bat." I actually found myself disappointed with the portrayal of Anarky. The show is about as enjoyable as the green lantern, but the portayal of the villians are cardboard at best. Magpie, the most complex villain displayed so far, appears particularly cookie cutter as a mash up of Catwoman, Harley Quin, Jarvis Tech, __and__ (sadly enough) Two Face.

I'm not sure a character counts as a new villain or even a different one if all you do is cobble them together from parts of other villains or make them so blatantly unoriginal that they're interchangeable.

Anarky is now just an arrogant contractor who vandalizes property for sport among what I'm sure are extremely petty reasons. I suppose having a philosophical villain and social isolate who justifies being bad because of an Oedipal complex not to mention a distorted, childish, view of justice, was much too complex for the writers. Granted, I realize the goal is to make a product and not a work of art, however one would think they could at least keep the characters consistent with established dogma.

I'm not saying they shouldn't explore the idea of making each interpretation of batman unique. In fact, I suspect that Barbara Gordon in this version will not be the traditional batgirl, and that Alfred's replacement will take up a mantle of her own. However, My goal at the moment is not to poison the waters with my theories of character development, but rather to enlighten the reader to my disappointment with the villains.

I realize as a superhero show the villains are only the second banana's. Unfortunately, since the people in charge actually seem motivated to make the story as it fascinating as an episode of the clone wars, the really should look into developing what was already there. I believe Anarky was a huge disappointment to anyone who knew of the character as an anti-hero whose civilian identity was on the borderline between one of the Tandy computer whiz kids and an eco terrorist not unlike 'Wheeler' from the Planeteers. His potential as a recurring character seems as if it was wasted. Plus, he's supposed to be the same age as batgirl and robin.

The character Anarky plays in "Beware the Bat" is more in line with the Riddler than the misguided anti-hero readers know him to be. For me personally, it's like what happened to Chef from SouthPark. It really seems as if they wanted to give the audience the finger, although I know within my heart that wasn't the case.

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August 7th, 2013, 10:12 am

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So, anyway...

While Lugbzurg and I have disagreed on the merits of the recent Sonic games in the past, I think we can both agree that the games in the Sonic Storybook Series (Sonic and the Secret Rings and Sonic and the Black Knight) are pieces of crap. ESPECIALLY Secret Rings. Lugbzurg, say what you will about Unleashed, Colors, and Generations, but you do have SOME measure of control over Sonic in those games. Secret Rings doesn't even have that. Sonic moves forward automatically, and the only control you have is moving left & right, backwards, jumping, and using the Homing Attack, all in a very fiddly, waggly control scheme that doesn't work half the time. And the worst level was probably Pirate Storm, because "Moving forward automatically" + "Precision platforming over botomless pit water" = "hair-pulling frustration." And while I didn't mind the IDEA of Sonic using a sword in Black Knight, the execution was really sloppy, with your typical "Motion controls = flail the Wii Remote around" problem that was so prevalent on the Wii.

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August 7th, 2013, 3:30 pm

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@Jarkes: I've actually been busy playing some better games. Such as Half-Life 2, inFAMOUS 2, and Devil May Cry. I've also dabbled a bit in Dragon's Dogma and should be getting into Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale very soon. Also, I really, really, really want to play A Hat in Time so badly!

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August 7th, 2013, 4:12 pm

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@Lugbzurg: So... do you agree with me on Secret Rings and Black Knight or not?

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August 7th, 2013, 6:01 pm

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I wonder if those games will come out on the playstation move... not that I have playstation move.

Incidentally, I couldn't justify buying the Wii because I still see it as nothing more than an over-glorified cat toy.

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August 9th, 2013, 10:36 pm

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I found a woobie! It's a cartoon called Watamote on crunchyroll. It's kind of like a cross between No one's boy Remi and The World God Only Knows.

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