The Simpsons: 10 Years Later - A Bob Con Chapter 1The Simpsons: 10 Years Later - A Bob Con Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Robert Terwilliger, otherwise known as Sideshow Bob had a frown on his face as he looked up at the banner on the outside of a building that said "Springfield Gamers, Video Game Convention" on it. He sighed as he looked down. "Why did I let myself get talked into this?" he asked in a thinking out-loud way.
"Because if you said no, your only son would throw a fit." came the voice of his younger brother Cecil who was standing beside him. The two had been dragged here by their sons Gino and William who as it turned out were really into video games which the two boys played quite a lot much to their fathers dismay.
"I am never going to understand these things or our sons weird obsession with them, for that matter." Bob stated to his brother as he crossed his arms. "I doubt any parent really does." Cecil added before he started to head inside the building, with Bob following him in.
Inside there was many tables set up and areas with stands that had people on them, talking. "Egad, how do they
Simpsons Fanfic ProfilesLisa Marie SimpsonSimpsons Fanfic Profiles6 years ago in Humor More Like This
Occupation: Student at New Springfield High School
Parents: Homer Simpson and Marge Simpson
Siblings: Bart and Maggie
Friends: Allison, Alex, Samantha
Enemies: Sherri, Terri, Jessica
Crushes: Colin, Luke, Jesse
Hobbies: Playing saxophone, reading old novels
Lisa is just your average teenage girl. Well, an average teenage girl with an IQ of 167 and large vocabulary. Now attending high school, Lisa's gotten more popular, along with a couple of friends. Even now, she's still tormented by Sherri and Terri, but occasionally brushes it off. Becoming more like her mother, Lisa takes up some of the family duties and always tries to get them to eat vegetarian meals. Until now, her past starts haunting her and she finds her life going down the drain. But the one thing that bothers her the most: not having a boyfriend.
Bartholemew Jojo Simpson
Occupation: Student at NSHS, asst. manager of Android's Dungeon
Parents: Homer Simpson and Marge Simpson
Character Creation TutorialCharacter creation is one of the most enjoyable aspects of being an artist or writer. This is where creativity can truly thrive as a person's imagination shines at its brightest as they form an image of a character that they find special. No matter what kind of art interests a person, characters tend to bring the depth needed to hook the viewer is looking for so that they can focus on the visual or literary piece.Character Creation Tutorial6 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Anyone can create at least one character if they put their mind to it. This tutorial will assist you in setting up your own character(s) that you may enjoy for as long as you wish.
Why make a character?
As previously stated, a character serves high importance in creating a memorable piece of art. Of course, this is not always the case, but that varies depending on the genre that you, the artist or writer, specialize in. Character creation is also an effective way to keep the creative juices in the brain flowing as
The Spongebob Squarepants Movie NostalgiaviewThe Spongebob Squarepants Movie Nostalgiaview1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Hello and -yadda, yadda, yadda, you get the picture, I'm reviewing a movie ala` Nostalgia Critic style minus the skits and insistent yelling. Get over it.
It's time to rip on Nickelodeon again and if you thought "Grow Up Timmy Turner" was an insulting slap to our childhoods, then let's rip on another movie to come from Nickelodeon, but one to actually have been released in theaters, "The Spongebob Squarepants Movie."
But before I tear into a childhood favorite for many, let's examine some backstory on our yellow sea-sponge friend to see how it all went wrong.
"Spongebob Squarepants" is the ongoing television show made in 1999 created by animator, writer and marine biologist Stephen Hillenburg, who acquired his degree in marine studies in 1984 before acquiring a Masters degree for animation at the California Institute of the Arts in 1991; the same college that taught the boys who formed Pixar and bore the classroom number A113 that became the Easter egg for many Pix
Summer Storm"On the rooftop, thinkin it's about to pour, people run for shelter tryin to get out that storm--"Summer Storm4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Hey Phineas. Whatcha doin?"
Phineas peered over the edge of the roof, smiling at his best friend below. "Hey Isabella. I'm just sitting up here tinkering with my guitar."
Isabella looked around. "Where's Ferb?"
"Oh, he and Dad went to another Space Adventure marathon."
"And you didn't go?"
"Nah. I'm over it."
"Oh." She paused. "What about Candace?"
"She's over at Jeremy's." He tuned a string on his guitar, looking over the horizon. "Actually, pretty much everybody is gone today. Even Perry."
She giggled. "Isn't Perry usually gone during the day?"
Phineas laughed. "Yeah. Want to join me? It's a great view up here."
Isabella bit back a squeal, clamoring up. "Sure!" She sat down next to him, pulling her knees up to her chest. "So, what were you singing earlier?"
"This song I heard on the radio. I liked it and decided to see if I could play it." He shrugged.
"Can I hear it?"
"Sure." He tuned
Superman/Batman: Apocalypse ReviewSuperman/Batman: Apocalypse Review1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
If you can't take personal opinions that may or may not agree with your own opinions, do not read this review.
So this is meant to be a direct sequel to Superman/Batman: Public Enemies - a reporter off-screen explains Lex Luthor's downfall from Presidency, and about the Kryptonite meteor being destroyed. And what I just think is incredibly brilliant here is that it follows up on these things - the whole story centers around something from the Kryptonite meteor after all, giving it a purpose and not feeling so random anymore. Because inside it was nothing else but an escape pod with Kara in it, later AKA Supergirl. So yeah, we also get an origin movie for Supergirl here, that's awesome. We really do need more origins in these animated movies for both heroes and villains - it really does help newcomers understand things better and makes them feel less like characters are tacked on.
I will be a bit unconventional and talk about the villains first.
The main villain
Disney's Hercules Nostalgiaview Part 1Disney's Hercules Nostalgiaview Part 11 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Welcome back to Nostalgiaviews, where all our collective childhoods come to bite us back in the asses.
I did a poll on my Deviantart site last year asking my readers if I should review "My Little Pony: Equestria Girls," to my surprise, and relief, many of my fine readers said no. This is a genuine shock to me; the last time I did a poll, it ended up in a landslide that had me review "Troll 2" back in 2011, I guess my readers really wanted to see me in pain back then. However, this was a case where it took a tiebreaker to decide if I was to review "Equestria Girls" or Disney's "Hercules," the majority ruled for Disney, so, that's what we have today folks. But, before we do, pull out your notebooks kids, it's time for me to exposit information you either do or don't care to read. If you do, who knows, you might just learn something...
It's the late 1990's, The Walt Disney Studios is in a bit of rut. After pulling themselves out of the creative slump that
Phan's Phavourites: 12 Angry MenPhan's Phavourites: 12 Angry Men1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
One could be forgiven for coming to the conclusion the Internet is something of a hotbed of negativity.
Nerds, geeks and fanboys (or fangirls, let's not discriminate) of disdainful predisposition - revelling in the lack of self-restraint provided by the safety of anonymity - have moulded forum threads and message boards, or even the comments section of any given review or critique into hostile landscapes where reason, respect and basic human decency suffocate under the thick smog of vitriol. This then spills over into damn near everything else, where the surly and miserable take out their cynicism and bitterness on the simplest and inoffensive of opinions (i.e. "This movie/game/anime/book I just saw/played/read was a lot of fun!")
To put it simply, you can't just like anything on the Internet, not unless - and isn't this wonderful logic - you're willing to endure a Sisyphean level of harassment, abuse and bullying. It's absurd. They have no right to attack you as a person if you
Injustice: Gods Among Us ReviewInjustice: Gods Among Us Review2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Ever since I got into DC Comics as much as I am now, I've been thinking to myself: Man... what if they made a fighting game with nothing but established DC Comics characters in it fighting each other, and if the game worked and was fantastic? What if the levels where interactive and made you feel like you took a part in events right out from the comics in a cinematic way? What if all the characters where free to work the way they are supposed to, without any limits or worry about balancing it out and just make sure it still does work and somehow is balanced? I know it will never happen, but... I can dream. I mean, man... what if the game even had Doomsday and Deathstroke in it?
Kept on and on and on thinking about this to myself. Because that's what I do - I envision perfect things to arrive and exist. People tell me those thing will never happen, but it actually is one of the few things I always keep myself optimistic about. And unlike most people, I do not take it fo
Slenderman: The Untold Story Ch. 3Slenderman: The Untold Story Ch. 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Disclaimer: I do not own Slenderman and/or any of the characters that will be shown in this story. And neither it is related to the game itself.
Chapter Three: The Promise
The next day, the whole class was surprised to see me unharmed and not scared at all. I told them about my new friend and everything he said to me. What I didn't expect is a big laughter from them. It seemed that they don't believe me and lost my mind in the woods. After that, they began to tease me more so I decided to keep this to myself and never speak of this again. But I would still go to the woods during lunch not just to escape from those bullies, but also to meet up with Mr. Slenderman. I told him what happened earlier and he said that let them be. Do what makes them what they think they are happy with and leave them alone for a while.
So every day, I went into the woods during lunch and after school to meet up with him. Every day, we ate lunch and
Attention with DetentionAttention with DetentionAttention with Detention5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
By: Brittany R./WallynSimonsGirl/Rika
"So you see Principal Wartz…I really just think it'd be better for…someone else to finish out the hall monitor's duty for the rest of this week," the petite Japanese-American girl muttered shyly. The husky man blinked in surprise,
"Miss Heyerdahl, may I ask the reason behind this…sudden decision to shirk the responsibilities bestowed to you by the longstanding tradition of this fine learning establishment?" Phoebe cringed. She should have known Principal Wartz would blow the situation out of proportion. She sighed,
"I just…I've been a tyrant sir. I've been very rude and disrespectful and unfair to my fellow classmates and…"
"You were asserting your power of authority and had the hall of this institution looking ship-shape if I do say so myself." Phoebe's face reddened in slight agitation. He was so frustrat
Logic's Insight: Twilight Part 4Reason #4 for hating Twilight: Everything else!Logic's Insight: Twilight Part 43 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
So if you've been paying attention up to this point, then you'll see that Twilight lacks everything that a love story needs to work. It doesn't have characters that we care about, it doesn't have a relationship dynamic that fits with the story or the choices of the characters, and it's story is dull and stretched out longer than it needs to without anything ever affecting the characters or testing their bonds. The lore of the saga can't even stay consistent with itself and doesn't leave any room for real dramatic tension.
Despite this, the saga is selling extremely well. The saga is a gold mine! The books sell extremely well since the first book's debut and have garnered a moderate amount of critical praise because of it's influence; the movies have grossed a grand total of two and a half billion dollars on a total budget of two hundred and fifty million dollars; and it has a large and powerfull
Logic's Insight: Twilight Part 1Logic's Insight: Twilight Part 13 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Reason #1 for hating Twilight: The main characters
I may annoy a few people if I bring up a future point again and again and again. But it's such a pivotal one that it can't be ignored.
A love story is a tale about two characters who meet, form a bond that grows into a dynamic of love, and the rest of the story is about how that relationship is tested.
That last sentence, is the best summary that I can think of for why a life story either succeeds or fails. The first thing you need to have a love story or any kind of story for that matter, is a protagonist. In the case of the love story, two protagonists or a protagonist and his love interest.
Here's some basic examples from popular media:
Miroku and Sango from Inuyasha, Ron and Hermoine from Harry Potter, Master Chief and Cortana from Halo (it's weird), Pazu and Sheeta from Castle in the Sky, Any Bioware hero and the love interest of their choice, Cloud and Tifa from Final Fantasy VII, Aragorn and Arwen from Lord of the Rings, Cyclops
OTD: Superman IIIOTD: Superman III2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
OUTTA THE DVD!
Written by Tohokari-Steel
Theme song: Greatest Show Unearthed by Creature Feature
Steel sighed in contentment as he sat up and walked over to the window, a mug of hot apple cider in hand.
“What a beautiful day.” Steel said, “Leaves falling, morning nice and crisp. Yep, sure is a great way to start October. Wait...October?”
Steel’s eyes went wide as he realized something. He filled up a suitcase, pulled on a jacket, and ran over to the door. The minute he touched it, he heard a sizzling noise and pulled his hand back, yelping in pain.
“Going somewhere?” asked a sly voice.
Steel looked over to see what looked like a hooded, horned version of Ray.
“Oh, uh, HI Devil Ray!” Steel greeted, a nervous look on his face, “You’re looking particularly...Satanic. Did you get a hair-cut? You got your nails done? Your horns filed?”
“Do you recall this?” Devil Ray asked, unfurling a contract
One of The Brightest StarsOne of The Brightest Stars4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Recommended Listening: One of the Brightest Stars by James Blunt
Whenever people asked me if I knew him, I said I didn't. I didn't really. I didn't know James Isaac Neutron, scientist extraordinaire. I knew Jimmy 'fudge head' Neutron, but even that had been ages ago. He'd left for NASA the day I was going to tell him everything, the day I was going to confess. But his parents told me he'd just packed up for the Florida headquarters the day before.
He didn't tell any of us about this, he just left. I spent all of high school watching as he created a name for himself, becoming the truly glorious genius I'd always anticipated him to be. I saw his name in the newspapers, on a plaque in school, everywhere. Within a year, he had simultaneously found a new planet and created a ship capable of the mission there. We had all known, all of Retroville. Known that Jimmy would make something of himself and do the town proud.
But us? Libby, Carl, Sheen and I had known he was truly special. That h
Logic's Insight: Twilight Part 2Logic's Insight: Twilight Part 23 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Reason #2 for hating Twilight, the relationship and dynamic
So we all know that Twilight's entire infrastructure is no longer valid because the central characters of the love story fail to make us care about them. Without that, we don't care about them getting together or about what might happen because of it.
But let's pretend that physical features can constitute a bond and that we care about them for a few minutes. It wouldn't matter because everything about their relationship and the dynamic it holds is wrong. Everything about their little tale is so horribly wrong.
You see, every love story has a certain dynamic that affects it's mood and tone, kind of like an overarching cloud that the story lies within. These dynamics come out in how the love story plays out and can wildly vary since love stories are so diverse and numerous.
Here's a few examples: Passsionate but forbidden romance; an animosity that still remains despite a g
Phan's Phavourites: Fantasia, Fantasia 2000Phan's Phavourites: Fantasia, Fantasia 20001 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Before we delve balls deep into my love for Fantasia, a cute little side note about the conductor whose orchestra gave that movie its life and soul...
Those of you with a love for classical music - and those of you who may have studied the history of music - know who Leopold Stokowski is. The rest of you - I'm willing to bet - might recognize his name, but only faintly, n'est-ce pas? Want to know why you're aware of the most famous conductor in music history, even if know nothing about him? Yes, pop cultural osmosis is one thing, but more specifically...
Chances are, you've seen "Long Haired Hare," aka one of the best Bugs Bunny shorts ever. Of all time.
A brief refresher: Bugs trolls a pompous, arrogant, elitist opera singer for about ten minutes after the latter violently attacked him for playing a banjo. Later on, after promising to "escalate war," Bugs infiltrates the singer's performance at the Hollywood Bowl, dressed as Leopold Stokowski. Everyone in the orchestra g
Phan's Phavourites: Once Upon a Time in the WestPhan's Phavourites: Once Upon a Time in the West1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
If 12 Angry Men hadn't already illustrated this, let me make it clear:
For most of his acting career, Henry Fonda had a penchant for playing impossibly noble men; men so heroic, selfless and honourable of heart, soul and temperament they make Ned Stark look like a damn scoundrel.
Whether of his own volition, studio mandate or public demand (well, alright, it was more of a combination of all three), Fonda was always typecast as a rational, collected, logical yet passionate and moralistic soul on an endless crusade against injustice. Frankly, how could he not have been typecast into that sort of role? Look at the man in his prime: square jaw, nice hair, handsome mug and startlingly bright blue eyes? By God, this would be the sort of face you would want on politicians, officers, lawyers, or even your next door neighbour, so whenever you were in trouble you'd only have to turn to Saint Fonda for help. This is the man who set the bar for the archetypal Hollywood
Unofficial Official Rainbow Factory Ending SceneUnofficial Official Rainbow Factory Ending Scene4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Unofficial Official Rainbow Factory Ending Scene
By Aurora Dawn and B.X.S.
"You have beautiful eyes," she cooed, soft, yet clearly.
"I know. Confident, headstrong eyes. You want to know what these eyes are seeing?"
Rainbow smirked. "The little bitch who just ruined my quota. I can't make rainbows out of tears. I have a lot of work to do because of you." Rainbow Dash slowly drifted into the control room, whistling as she did so. She turned to watch the agony on Scootaloo's face as she pressed a series of buttons. Dash then pulled a lever down, slowing yet not stopping the machine. The orange filly's spirit was broken. She did not struggle as the machine slowly pulled her upward.
Scootaloo muttered something to herself quietly. Rainbow Dash, wishing to savor the moment, spoke up.
"What was that? Care to speak up before the end?"
"Goodbye Dash... I love you..."
Rainbow Dash paused for a moment, looking at Scootaloo.
"Good riddance," she spit. She paced in front of Scootaloo fo
BTC - Man of SteelBTC - Man of Steel2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Released in 2013 under the direction of Zach Snyder ("300," "Watchmen," "Sucker Punch") on a budget of $225 million with distribution through Warner Bros.; "Man of Steel" is the 6th theatrical film adaptation (I'm not counting "Supergirl") based off of the 1938 release of Action Comics #1, Superman has since his first publication become a cultural American icon for his tagline of "fighting for truth, justice and the American Way." The first feature film to star this comic book hero was the 1978 Richard Donner film, "Superman: The Movie." By today, it's considerably dated, but it still remains a ground-breaking spark in cinema for these of special effects to create the illusion of Superman flying and grabbing things with his strength as well as kick-starting interest of the Superhero film genre. But the 80's wasn't very kind to Superman, giving forth to some rather lousy movies and only continuing on from then, giving some embarrassingly bad Superman video ga
MirrorMirror4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"You deserve more than this you know."
"I've seen that look a million times. It isn't hard to tell what you're feeling."
"Oh really, what am I feeling then?"
"Worthless. Like you don't deserve anything that's been given to you."
"...You don't know anything about me. Just go away."
"I know you deserve a second chance."
"And how exactly do you know that?! You don't know me or what I've been through!"
"You can tell me."
"I don't even know your name."
"So I don't want to talk about it! I... I just want to get out of here."
"No one deserves to suffer."
"And everyone deserves love."
"You're beautiful you know."
"Has no one ever told you that?"
"Well someone should have. They'd have to be blind not to see it."
"Everyone deserves a second chance."
"But you don't even know my story..."
"I don't need to."
"I could have done something terrible."
"Do you regret it?"
"Have you made amends?"
Why the Planet of the Apes sequels are WRONGWhy the Planet of the Apes sequels are WRONG1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
DISCLAIMER: this entire text is a massive spoiler for the movie "Planet of the Apes"
It all began in 1963, when french novelist Pierre Boulle wrote a book entitled "La Planète des Singes", a rather unusual and cool Science Fiction novel that depicted a group of space explorers ending up on an alien planet similar to Earth which turns out to be a topsy-turvy world where talking apes rule and humans act like speechless animals and are treated as such by the intelligent simians.
Producer Arthur P. Jacobs bought the rights for Boulle's novel and pitched the production to many studios, but was passed over until a few years later 20th Century Fox picked it up. The book was processed into a movie script by the capable hands of pioneer writer Michael Wilson and Rod Serling, the legendary creator of the excellent TV anthology "The Twilight Zone", and it was brought to life thanks to the Oscar winning makeup effects by John Chambers and the direct
Top 10 Worst Captain Planet EpisodesTop 10 Worst Captain Planet Episodes1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
During the few weeks I was without a computer, Death Battle writer Terraraptor asked me to write a bio for one of his upcoming Death Battle fights (check out his Battles with this link here: http://terraraptor.deviantart.com/gallery/48820192/Death-Battle ) of Captain Planet and The Magic School Bus.
Never one to disappoint (not intentionally at least), I watched numerous episodes of Captain Planet on my cell phone and wrote down his note-worthy powers, weaknesses and had my Death Battle Hosts riff on the show itself.
But I was having them keep in character for that, I'm going to say this as myself without having to re-word it to fit a certain character:
CAPTAIN PLANET SUCKS.
Honestly, this show has not aged very well.
Even for the time, it was a show whose issues were more suited to the 1980's, a time period when a lot of what the show preaches against were issues that were making the news during that time period. The 90's made an effort to try and cut back, but if you look at