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
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 Me2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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 Review10 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
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 Atrocities2 years 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)6 months 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
10 Things I'd Review if I did Live-ActionThese would be atrocities unless otherwise noted. In no particular order10 Things I'd Review if I did Live-Action6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Number 10: The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl
This is number 10 because the Nostalgia Critic has already reviewed it, and I don't do things reviewed by him. However, I'll still count this because if I reviewed live-action stuff, there's a good chance that I'd have reviewed this movie before he did. I don't know how much I'd have to explain this one. Intentionally or not, it is one of the stupidest movies I've ever seen in my life. The CGI and the 3D is over-the-top and not done well in the slightest. The story makes very little sense. The characters aren't memorable in the slightest. But, like I said, Nostalgia Critic already did this film, so you probably know of the problems with this film. I guess, you could also throw Spy Kids 4 in this slot too.
Number 9: Silent Hill/Silent Hill Revelations
Silent Hill is one of my favorite video game series, and so I'd have a bone to pick wit
Mr. Enter and the Old ManMr. Enter and the Old Man2 years ago in Other More Like This
Old guy: There you are. What are you doing out here?
Mr. Enter: Just thinking.
Old guy: Something on your mind?
Mr. Enter: You tell me. You keep popping up knowing what I've done and what I'm about to do. It's actually starting to creep me out to be honest.
Old guy: Do you regret what you did?
Mr. Enter: Honestly, it's too soon to tell.
Old guy: Could you have done better?
Mr. Enter: ...... I don't know.
Old Guy: Sometimes we have to choose between what's right and what's easy.
Mr. Enter: This wasn't one of those times. It's hard to just sit there and shut up especially when things only get worse.
Old Guy: ....
Mr. Enter: They're better than this, all of them. I know that they have been and I know that they can be again.
Old Guy: That isn't exactly what you said.
Mr. Enter: I'm not here to flatter people. I don't need to be liked; I need to be listened to.
Old Guy: You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Perhaps coming through a little less abrassive would get better results
Why I Hate ''Putting Your Hoof Down''Hey, I'm revisiting this episode. Why? Well, I guess there's no point in hiding it, I watched Digi's video. He doesn't know where the haters are coming from. And rewatching my review on it, I thought that I'd add a few insights with clarity. Now do I still think that my review is good? Um... I think that it was too abrasive. It's not that I don't hate the episode as much as I let on, because I do. But, I've gotten new insights into the writing process behind the episode. And keep in mind that I found out the writing process not only after I made my review, but after I'd made my screw-ups video. Around the time that Charlotte Fullerton was writing this episode, her husband died. And so she passed it on Merriweather Willaims. So, it's understandable that this episode is disjointed and mean. It would actually be harder to understand if it was good, but it's not a good episode. That being said, I still hate this episode. And there are only three episodes of FiM that I legitimately hate.Why I Hate ''Putting Your Hoof Down''2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm making my top 10 Best cartoons of the 2000'sBut I'm going to have to do something a little different.I'm making my top 10 Best cartoons of the 2000's7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I mean, right now it'd probably be something like
1.) Samurai Jack
3.) Teen Titans
4.) Courage the Cowardly Dog
And probably Kids Next Door; God, the Devil and Bob; Xiaolin Showdown would be on there somewhere.
This would make a boring list. So instead I'm doing
Top 10 Best Cartoons of the 2000's (That I didn't Already Cover)*
Not including shows I only talked about in my best theme songs like Kim Possible or Code Lyoko.
The Shows Not Allowed to Appear on the List:
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Codename: Kids Next Door
Courage the Cowardly Dog
Dave the Barbarian
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
God, The Devil, and Bob
Zatch Bell (and yes, I can include shows from any country, as long as it originally aired between 2000-2009)
And you know what, I'll keep this rule for the other decade lists too. And yes
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 29 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
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 Spongebob2 years 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
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
12 Oz. Mouse ReviewDid I interpret this show correctly? Eh, give it the benefit of the doubt.12 Oz. Mouse Review3 months ago in Personal More Like This
So about those note pages...So, you've probably noticed that I didn't put Atrocity note pages in my two previous Animated Atrocities review. Actually it seems that a surprising number of people didn't (or kept quiet about them). I'm actually pretty happy about that because I don't know, they kind of made my videos feel a little more low-budget, like I couldn't be bothered to put actual footage in the synopsis area. But let's not abandon them completely. Recently I stopped taking requests because it got way too out of hand. How about let's play fair. My Atrocity notebook template is now a "request submission." However, if you fill it out wrong I'm just going to disregard it altogether. And a lot of people have sort of filled it out improperly or judged things too harshly. So this is going to a normal guide to how to fill one out (oh and disregard the 1001. I'll make a better one for that).So about those note pages...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Alright, episode title, show, episode number, writers, and directors can usually be found on imdb.com. If the anim
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
This show is more awesome...Than it has any right to beThis show is more awesome...6 months 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)7 months 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
What I Expect from FiMSo, Dr. Wolf just released a video that you should totally watch if you haven't. I'd link it here if I knew how to link youtube videos without automatically embedding them. And with me being the guy who complains a lot about negativity I suppose I'd say what I expect from Friendship is Magic.What I Expect from FiM1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A coherent story. This is the most important thing for me. A story should know what plot it's trying to tell and know how to do it.Consistent characterization: Characters have to be in-character, although it's not a black-and-white thing. Some actions are debatably "in-character" (see in Pinkie Pie in A Friend in Deed)Some level of entertainment: It's entertainment, it should be entertaining. I'm not expecting the most hilarious or epic thing ever. As long as the story is interesting, or funny, it meets this expectation.A moral that understands itself: This is the only expectation that I apply to Friendship is Magic that I don't apply t
Animation Retrospective - The 1970's (Part 2)1975:Animation Retrospective - The 1970's (Part 2)6 months 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
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 education9 months ago in Personal More Like This
A Brief History of the Animation Age GhettoSo, one of the most common preconceptions of animation is that it's only for kids. Or, if you get especially lucky with a person who isn't all that versed in the medium it becomes "animation is only for kids, unless it's like South Park." Obviously this isn't true. The only time it may have been true is in the 70's, and that's why I'm bringing this up now. But I suppose you're probably wondering how this came to be. I mean, it's such an odd thing, right? The medium started out generally being for everyone. Anyone could go down to a theater and watch animation, regardless of age. Animators did generally what they wanted and people of all ages enjoyed things like Felix the Cat or Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. I mean occasionally you'd get something more geared towards adults, or something more geared towards children. But it doesn't explain why I need to clarify something like Mary & Max may not be appropriate for some children. This is a movie whereA Brief History of the Animation Age Ghetto6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Eras of Animation - The 2000's (Part 2)First part here: http://mrenter.deviantart.com/…Eras of Animation - The 2000's (Part 2)7 months 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.