Okay, that's it.Jinbo71, I'm getting sick of this. I really am. When I block someone, they should go away. But I see that you obviously want my attention, and congratulations you're going to get it. The back story? Ever since I've made my Breadwinners review, he's been going around like a spastic toddler taking whatever means he can to insult me, both directly or indirectly. I wanted to let this guy slide, but, okay a rule of thumb: if I block you and you're still causing me problems, you get this. Let's start here:
He's admitted in the comments that I'm the one he's referring to. He even put a comment on my journal entry saying that I was having a hard time making the breadwinners script because it was so horrible. He linked to an article "Has Breadwinners been a Breadwinner" that I don't care about, saying "look at this and be enlightened" like anyone who didn't realize Breadwinners was God's gift to animation
Okay, so Valentine's ReviewThis year I think I'm going to review a Fairly Odd Parents episode, and there are two episodes that come mind. Yeah, I know it's Viacom, but it's not Spongebob so they don't give a crap. The two episodes I'm considering are "Just the Two of Us" and "Love Struck" (the actual Valentines' episode). Both annoy me... a lot.Okay, so Valentine's Review4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Just the Two of Us, quite simply is character derailment. Trixey turns into a total nightmare when left alone. I wouldn't mind this so much if the episode didn't skirt a very real issue: for Timmy to keep pursuing her, he's going to have to deal with this at some point. It's the old saying, if you can't have her at her worst, you shouldn't want her at her best. And yet he does in future episodes...
Love Struck contains a lot of things I just hate about Valentines' Day specials with some stupid gender-stereotyping on top of it. There are a lot of smaller problems. Cupid is unlikable, and for some reason is stereotyped as camp. One of the bigger problems
Random Facts About MeMy favorite movie of all time is not an animated feature; it's Big Fish. My favorite animated film is Castle in the Sky.I am terrified of being upside due to being unexpectedly put on an amusement park ride that goes upside down.Friendship is Magic was not my first experience with My Little Pony. My first experience was My Little Pony: Friendship Gardens which I played as a kid. No, I don't remember why.My favorite food is fettuccine Alfredo.My favorite character of all time is probably House MD, although I tend to enjoy most antiheros, or people who have to go around the law to do good.The video game that scares me the most? Alter Ego http://www.playalterego.com/ It simultaneously gives me good life advice, while making me more confused about life. And the more times you play through it, the more things seem to become meaningless.My favorite musical genre is whatever the hell genre Forever Young by Alphaville isP.S. I hateRandom Facts About Me1 year ago in Personal More Like This
My Most Important Rule herehere on DeviantArt, I have a couple of rules, but my most important rule, and oddly enough, the one that's broken the most often is "Do Not Relay Messages from someone who has been blocked." Let me make an addendum to that. Don't even mention them here. Don't ask why they were blocked, don't tell me about them ranting and raving on some site I've never heard of, don't tell me of their journal post shit-talking me here on DeviantArt. I don't know why this is so hard to follow. If someone asks to be unblocked by me, just say no. Trust me, it'll get you involved in something that you don't want to be involved in.My Most Important Rule here8 months ago in Personal More Like This
But to be fair, I'll be clear as possible. I'm not going to give out any names. Trust me, they're determined bastards and they can give out their own information. Let's start with the guy who wanted me to say the N-word in my videos. The racist n-word. I just ignored his nonsense for the longest time, which I usually do. At first&
Other movie Animated AtrocitiesWith Cars 2 coming along for review, I thought I'd list some of the other movie Animated Atrocities I'd be doing. I'll note right now that I don't do movies that people like the Nostalgia Critic have already done, and Food Fight was done by JonTron too. I might make an exception for Quest for Camelot though, for my own reasons.Other movie Animated Atrocities1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First, the patreon milestones:
Mars Needs MomsShark TaleAtlantis IIHome on the Range
A Fox' Tale (Kis Vuk), has the same rating as Titanic: The Legend Goes On and Foodfight!Walking with Dinosaurs: A much better candidate than the Disney movie Dinosaur, and it won't piss off the people who actually like that movie.Fly Me to the MoonHappily N'Ever AfterThe Nut JobHoodwinked! Two: Cheapquels give me plenty of fodder, but I probably won't be able to get through all of them until I'm 50. There are 12 sequels to The Land Before
Animation Retrospective - The 1970's (Part 1)People have asked me why the 1970's is my least favorite decade in terms of animation, and since it'll take quite a while for my Eras of Animation to get here, I thought that I'd go over it in one of these retrospective journals. Keep in mind: all of this is in hindsight. I was not actually alive during the 70's. Also, if there's a decade (excluding ones I've already done, or the current decade) or a more specific genre you'd like me to do a retrospective of, please let me know.Animation Retrospective - The 1970's (Part 1)1 week ago in Personal More Like This
The 1970's finds itself right smack dab in the middle of something known as the Dark Age of Animation. In the 70's many things of the previous couple of decades compounded. To produce a weekly television series, instead of having theatrical cartoon shorts as things like the Looney Tunes had done in the past, you needed to cut corners or risk not getting a profit at all. Most shows got around this by doing two things:
Number one, they used a technique called limited animation. Like flash animation that came late
Why Over Two Rainbows really pissed me offIn case you missed itWhy Over Two Rainbows really pissed me off8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hey, I warned you guys that this would be the angriest that I've been, if not ever, at least since Chicken Little. And why is that? I mean, I mean it doesn't do anything that Family Guy would do (give a baby herpes, play with the emotions for a ratings trap, tell abuse victims that they should stay in abusive relationships for the abuser's benefit, etc). Let's start with the fact that this was exceptionally hard to watch in its own right, even for me. I mean the character models are so off that it gives you constant cringe. I mean, this was a whole review where I had a hard time even looking at the screen. The whole time (unlike Ren Seeks Help, which at least had some dull and breather moments. Ren Seeks Help is still worse though).
I won't lie, a lot of anger probably came from reviewing the laziest animation ever made, while working on my own. They didn't try in any area. I'm not even going to bring up the story. But for the animation, I have to wond
Animation Retrospective - The 1970's (Part 2)1975:Animation Retrospective - The 1970's (Part 2)1 week ago in Personal More Like This
Movies, Ralph Bakshi releases Coonskin. Bakshi himself considers Cookskin his best film. It's also probably his most controversial. Certain organizations have criticized it for its racist content, when in reality, the movie was actually satirizing racist content. Like I said with Bakshi's other works, there is not really time to go into this here. Especially with something this highly controversial.
The movie scene this year otherwise though is... rather quiet. There's Everybody Rides the Carousel, which sounds like a rather artsy film I could find almost nothing about. There's Rime of the Ancient Mariner, which apparently is so good that it helps even the youngest of readers comprehend the original poem which it is based on. I'm probably going to have to check this out at some point. And finally, Tubby the Tuba. I haven't seen this movie either because it's very obscure, only getting a minor VHS release in America.
And now the fun part, television. Goody. Tom and Jerry gets a sp
Whatever Happened to SpongebobNo I'm not talking about that episode; I'm talking about the show. I'm genuinely curious as to what happened to the Nicktoon Spongebob Squarepants over the past ten years. It went from a charming and funny show to one of the most mean-spirited, disgusting, and perverse shows that currently exists. Rebeltaxi99, a popular cartoon reviewer always says that people are complaining that the new episodes aren't as good. That's not true. The episodes are HORRIBLE. They have ranged from annoying to vile to cruel. A drop in quality would mean that we've gone from shining stars to plain mediocrity. Instead we've gone from episodes about selling chocolate bars door-to-door to episodes featuring a grotesque infected splinter and episodes making fun of suicide. I need to know how this happened, how it was allowed to happen, and more importantly--could this happen again?Whatever Happened to Spongebob1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now, let's get the facts out of the way. From the very beginning, Spongebob was Nickelodeon's most popular show. It got
This show is more awesome...Than it has any right to beThis show is more awesome...6 days ago in Personal More Like This
The show is called "Cadillacs and Dinosaurs." No, I'm not making that up. I don't know if General Motors payed for this, but I doubt it, since this was apparently based on a comic book, like many of the shows of the 1990's. The intro to the show, I'll be honest, makes it sound like one of the most hilariously bad things you'll ever see/hear.
"In the 26th Century, mankind faces an epic struggle for survival. The forces of nature have spun wildly out of control. Mighty cities have crumbled and the dinosaurs have returned to reclaim the earth. In this savage land, one man stands alone: Jack Tenrec, defending humanity in a world gone mad, a world where only the strong survive, a world of Cadillacs and Dinosaurs."
brought to us by the screen writer of Diehard and 48 Hours.
Now obviously I expected a parody or spoof of similar action movies, but no... it plays it seriously. And it's all the better for it. Honestly, one of the things this show reminds me of the mos
Eras of Animation - Episode 1 (Pre-1910)So I decided to essentially make a video series where I talk about animation history, and I'm gonna be talking about pretty much all of it. So yeah, these videos are going to take awhile. To be totally honest, I think even the next episode could be 30 minutes long, and for the most part more things happen in each successive decade than the last one. I guess you could call this a demo for the whole series.Eras of Animation - Episode 1 (Pre-1910)1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not just going to be doing a retrospective of American animation. I'm going to go the whole nine-yards. It's going to take awhile. In America alone we've got the beginnings of Winsor McCay and Felix the Cat. Then there's the start of Japanese animation, and if I'm not mistaken there's the first animation series in France. And then I've got to talk about a movie that doesn't even exist anymore. It's gonna be tough. But I think that it has to be done. It's very hard to find a very good animation history catalog. I mean, most of them this era get Humorous Phases of Funny Faces and Fa
Lawnmower Dogs ReviewHere's the long-awaited review. Mars Needs Moms will be next.Lawnmower Dogs Review3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Incoherent ramblings of meApparently they’re having a new game show that involves internet trivia (Web Heads). I can imagine it now.Incoherent ramblings of me1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"This comedian was once the most popular channel on YouTube until we gave him a show and a movie that killed his relevance."
"This is an animated short that we randomly found on YouTube and decided to give twenty full episodes to on the spot."
Gonna be great. Wonder if I'll make an appearance.
In other news, Positively Pink has so little substance that I'm having trouble reviewing it. No seriously, here's the plot. The ponies want to make a surprise party for Pinkie Pie. One of them takes her on a scavenger hunt, and when she gets back the party goes exactly as planned. How do I... how do I even make fun of that?
I watched I'm With Stupid. Yup, it's an Animated Atrocity. 25/100 points.
I bought The Lion King DVD. I've seen the movie before, but it was on a VHS tape that I no longer own.
I set some things into play that will make themselves appa
Admirable Animation 'Troll - Shane Koyczan'Alright, so I did a review on it. I talked for 14 minutes on a 5 minute poem. I should be like... an English teacher or some shit. I did this video because I think the things in it need to be said.Admirable Animation 'Troll - Shane Koyczan'6 months ago in Personal More Like This
One Bad Apple's Bullying PortrayalAlright, this seems to be one of the essays that you guys wanted to see most, along with the Dragon Quest one. So, why not make it essays on all of the MLP episodes that I don't like, specifically regarding to why I don't like them. And yes, Why I Hate Putting Your Hoof Down will count towards this. I'm going to say this right now. If it wasn't for the song Babs Seed, One Bad Apple would be an animated atrocity. That and the fact that every single bullying episode goes through this route. It's the standard, and that really really bothers me. The standard is bad. The standard is wrong. I don't know how else to put it. I wasn't judging this episode towards "the standard" I was judging it towards a quality standard.One Bad Apple's Bullying Portrayal1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I may have pressed it a little harder because a lot of my hatred towards the episode results around this episode type in general. And yes, I guess I should go through my own experience with bullying. Yes, this episode is insulting tow
The 1970's Marathon BeginsSince this month's marathon month went through the cracks, let's try this again. The rest of May and I guess June can be for 1970's animation. Why so long? Because you'll know by the end of this. The only question is what do I choose to review? I mean, is there anything you guys want to see, out of at least curiosity sake. I'm probably going to review that Tom & Jerry spin-off and Goober and the Ghost Chasers,The 1970's Marathon Begins1 week ago in Personal More Like This
but what else? Roman Holidays? The Stooges with super powers? The Osmonds or the Jackson 5ive? As long as I can find footage for it, nothing is really off limits.
Top 11 Worst Episodes I've Reviewed - Year 2Alright, so this year I didn't have enough time to make a video of the Top 11 Worst Episodes that I've reviewed. (also I've changed the rules. Everything I've reviewed this February counts as Year 3 reviews) But since people did vote, I don't want to leave them in the dust or anything. I'm going to write what down what I'd say in the actual video, and on the bright side... this one won't get taken down for copyright infringement. I'm also not going to say how many votes each one of them got because after awhile I stopped counting. Number 1 on this list had over 750 points. Needless to say I've taken on some really, really bad shit in my second year of reviewing and you guys agree with me. Your bottom five is the same as my bottom five, just in a different places. Speaking of that, you're probably wondering what would have made my list that wouldn't have made your list.Top 11 Worst Episodes I've Reviewed - Year 23 months ago in Personal More Like This
Dishonorable Mention #1: The Card
Last year, Spongebob ate up the majority of my list, and I'm fairly sure that
Eras of Animation - The 2000's (Part 2)First part here: http://mrenter.deviantart.com/…Eras of Animation - The 2000's (Part 2)1 month ago in Personal More Like This
(I'll fix the errors as I go along, for example I've already fixed the Final Fantasy movie being the Spirits Within and not Advent Children. This retrospective stuff takes a lot of time and effort)
2005: What the fuck happened? This is... a difficult year, but at least a lot happened. Let's start with Spongebob entering its fourth season and Family Guy returns (to its fourth season) to FOX after popular DVD sales. Both of these shows were previously cancelled, but because corporations wanted more and more money they kept them going. Also Family Guy got a spin-off in American Dad. American Dad isn't as good as Family Guy was, but it's a lot better than Family Guy currently is. Oh and speaking of Spongebob it may as well have gotten a spin-off too since Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island aired this year too.
Looking for candidates.So, I've been wanting to branch out to various other shows for Animated Atrocities in particular. Why? I don't know, freshen things up I guess. I mean, Spongebob, Family Guy, and G3 MLP will give me plenty to talk about for years to come, but I want to keep things varied and interesting. And remember that each show usually has at least one dud. I mean, Ed, Edd N Eddy was my second favorite Cartoon Cartoon, but even I'll admit that it had three duds (If It Smells Like an Ed; Your Ed Here; Sorry Wrong Ed). Also, I recently watched that top 10 most hated Disney cartoons in which Watchmojo proved themselves stupid by including Gravity Falls a show that I've heard nothing but good things about and insinuating that they didn't like it through their intro, and it reminded me of some shows that I really want to tackle, but I need good examples of them. So, let's see what I've done, what I know I'm going to talk about, and what I still need an example of.Looking for candidates.11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Eras of Animation - The 2000's (Part 1)Since I'm going to do a list of the top 10 worst cartoons of this particular decade (2000-2009) I thought that it might be fun to do a little bit of a retrospective on the era. And maybe I'll do a little bit more on other decades. Now I said that this was one of the worst decades (not THE worst, that's generally agreed on to be the 70's), but this is a particularly bad decade. I will say that this decade had some really, really good gems. That's because the early 2000's were more a less a continuation of the 90's. When I talk about this decade I tend to refer more to the mid-2000's, which not even the early 2000's can really save. It's not even the shows that's most of the problems, it's the trends that started here, and we'll talk about them soon. So, let's take this year by year, and we'll talk about the events as they transpire. Also, to keep this simple, we're going to be largely talking about American animation history. I don't have the time to research the entire world's animatioEras of Animation - The 2000's (Part 1)1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Spongebob Atrocities - Update 1Alright, so begins my long quest to go through each and every episode of Spongebob to definitively know how many atrocities exist. Since I got a late start I've gone through about 5 episodes and have a had a few surprises.Spongebob Atrocities - Update 11 year ago in Personal More Like This
Enchanted Tiki Dreams: you guys were right, it's a good episode. That ending made everything worthwhile. GOODNew Fish in Town: Predictable plot, stupid ending. ATROCITYThe Abrasive Side: A pretty good plot, actually. GOODPerfect Chemistry: Wow, they put Squidward at the ass of several jokes and made them absolutely hilarious. GOOD.Squid Defense: An insulting ending sours the whole experience. ATROCITY.
Didn't even make a dent in the remaining episodes, but I'm just getting started. Give me suggestions of which episodes I should take a look at first so my battle is more directed. I will continually update each score card every time I see a new episode.
Let's See How Viacom...plays with the copyright system that they helped put into place. For those who don't know, Viacom is the reason that YouTube's copyright system is so jacked. They constantly breathe down YouTube's necks with a lawsuit that they keep trying to renew. They are obviously terrified of piracy. With that being the case then they should fully understand fair use and let this video slid. You know, instead of worrying about harsh criticism and mockery. There is absolutely no way that that could be the case.Let's See How Viacom...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But seriously, I'm going to fight this one to the end, only because it was blocked worldwide. But for the longest time I have been curious to how Viacom would react to this copyright stuff. I mean, they've been the one fighting for this copyright system; let's see if they're actually willing to use it. No, I didn't do this on purpose; but I was a little bit careless. I just thought that if this
was allowed to stand than a review would be pretty safe. This is probably going to get me st
1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You DieOkay, first thing's first. You should read this here: http://mrenter.deviantart.com/art/1001-Games-You-Must-Play-Before-You-Die-Review-4058399531001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's my review of a very terrible book: 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die. I started the 1001 Animations project to sort of fill a "need." There was no book on the subject. There is a book on this subject, but there's still a need to fill if you know what I mean. So let's do it. Contrary to belief, I do think that there are at least 1001 video games that you should play before you die. But, anyway, let's go over the original problems with the book.
Only the UK names were listed. If a game is named different in different reasons, include both names. For example, Indigo Prophecy/Fahrenheit. If the name is just spelled differently (Zombies ate my Neighbors/Zombies ate my Neighbours), only one is needed. For consistency, I'd prefer using the American spelling. That being said, make sure the titles
Animated Atrocity Score UpdatesSo I've been following my own guidelines and have gone back to update the scores on all of my Animated Atrocity cards. Some have faired better, and some have faired worse, and some of them were unchanged (which won't be put here). Not only are they scores I feel more comfortable with, they're scores that roughly relate to how I feel about them. Here's a general guide to how the scores fall:Animated Atrocity Score Updates1 year ago in Personal More Like This
9-10: A bad episode, but not an atrocity11-19: tolerable20-29: intolerable30-39: unwatchable40-49: unforgiveable50-59: ban-able60 or above: .......
So, here's how they've updated:
Arthur's Big Hit [Arthur]: 32/100 -> 21/100Ball of Revenge [Courage the Cowardly Dog]: 12/100 -> 11/100Battletoads Pilot [Dropped Pilot]: 23/100 -> 20/100Face Freeze! [Spongebob]: 30/100 -> 23/100The Groovenians Pilot [Dropped Pilot]: 42/100 -> 27/100It's a Wishful Life [Fairly Odd Parents]: 23/100 -> 40/100Johnny's Royal Flush [Johnny Test]: 22/100 -> 17/10
My thoughts towards higher educationOne message that I've gotten quite frequently is that some of work is subpar or could be better if I took some time off from my various projects and went to college and learned something more about the medium. For the most part, I'd ignore them. Even though I've almost always had my opinions towards college and university and they've always been strong, and yet I've always been hesitant to tell even my closest friends about them. Me, a critic, who spends most of his time giving opinions on things, is hesitant on telling his opinion on something. No joke, I was more willing to tell my opinions on circumcision - a topic that delves into the waters of both religion and gender - before I was willing to even say why I didn't go to college. Why is that? Because even in real life people seem to get offended when I tell them that I don't want to go, or it isn't right for me, or whatever. Let me say that I am not critiquing your life style or your choice to go to college. If you chose to go toMy thoughts towards higher education3 months ago in Personal More Like This