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Canada Quest #2: Snakes On My Brain
Ahem... Cue the shitty piano music... [link]
"My name is Aston L. Hey, Hello!
Welcome to my cool review show.
I'll introduce my chums to you... (Myeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwww!)
Gyah! Get off my desk, Kitka-Boo!"
"Shoop be doo be doo beep bwee
My name is BMP
And Kitka, you're not allowed on my desk
So go away, you silly biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitch!"

"And now, for the review of Angela Anaconda, starring me. And not starring my beloved cat, Kitka. Because sadly, she's not as articulate as a real human being."
I regret nothing.
Hey, everyone, this is BlackMoonPaladin, the reviewing warrior of the night and that was certainly an homage... I wanted to find an instrumental version of the theme, but I decided to settle for the odd, bespectacled individual calling himself "Angela Anaconda" and calling a
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Character Comparison Extremists
What you thought I hated everything Marvel has done? Hell no. The movie Black Panther is awesome and something I wanted to talk about for a while.
Ares Wonder Woman Looking back Wonder Woman isn't that great of a movie and one of it's biggest problems is Ares.
Now Ares sounds good on paper. A villain who represents the opposite of Wonder Woman's optimistic belief in humanity and instead see's humanity as a plague and should be wiped out to make the world better. This could lead to Ares being an interesting villain who could make Wonder Woman question if humanity is truly worth saving.
But instead Ares is just generic. He has no personality outside of being Wonder Woman's opposite and just exists to be the big bad of the movie. While Superheroes best villains are usually their exact opposites in terms of what the heroes represent and their beliefs Ares is not on the same level as villains like Lex Luthor or The Joker.
Ares is just there for Wonder Woman to defeat and win and it doe
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Character Comparison Tragic Villains
I really wanted to use Darth Vader as the positive but I decided to go with Ramses since he's a very underrated villain and I also wanted to talk about The Prince of Egypt which is one of the greatest animated movies of all time.
Harvey Dent The Dark Knight Ah The Dark Knight. Such a great movie but Harvey Dent is not one of those great things. In fact he's what prevents The Dark Knight from being an amazing movie.
Now on paper Harvey Dent sounds like a good character. He's a strong moral man whose life is ruined which turns him into a criminal who tosses aside the values he once believed in. On top of that he was a friend to Bruce Wayne as well as an ally to Batman so it makes him becoming Two Face all the more tragic as Batman looses one of his closest friends. It's why Two Face is one of Batman's greatest villains as well as one of the best villains in comics because of how tragic he is. So it seems like it would be impossible for him not to work in The Dark Knight. But sadly H
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Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktacular REVIEW:
  Hello there, everybody. My name is JoyofCrimeArt and Halloween is right around the corner. Enjoy it while you can because the minute Halloween is over you know that big business and mass media are going to start bombarding us with Christmas music and advertisements twenty four seven, (assuming they even wait that long.) But regardless of that THIS time of year is celebrated with candy, pumpkin spiced everything, and of course Halloween specials. You got your Charlie Brown's and your Over the Garden Wall's and such, but if you ever watched Cartoon Network during the month of October during the early to mid two thousands their is one special you must of at least glimpsed at least once. That special is Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktacular!.......Ah, I see what you did there, it's a pun on... yeah, well played special. 

  In case you don't know Scary Godmother is an animated CGI Halloween TV special created by Rainmaker En
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My Little Pony Movie Review
Moderate Spoiler Warning!
*Sigh*

So it comes to this... 
I have a...tumultuous relationship with the modern My Little Pony series. Its first few seasons were charming enough, and provided lighthearted humor with good characters and story. While in retrospect I think it may have gotten too much praise, it was worthy of some acclaim and was in fact a show better than it had any right to be. 
Then the show kept going and things got weird. It had too many in-jokes and the plot made no sense anymore. It seemed like a show where all the problems were solved and all the ideas were finished. There was nothing more. Though the movie was announced before Season 5, my interest even in that dimmed. I even outright said the lack of promotion meant it would suck! Nonetheless, I decided to see it for the sake of completion. I knew in my heart this was the last gasp of a dying show, and accepted it as such--though I did get a glimmer of hope when I heard no major rewrite
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Beautiful Bonds: Midoriya and Uraraka (MHA)
(Sorry if this looks off, this is the best picture I can get without it being a fan picture or with someone else in it).
From:
My Hero Academia
Relationship: Best friends, partners, 
Created by: Kōhei Horikoshi
Opinion: These two have one major thing in common; drive. They both have drive to become an amazing superhero, despite their vastly different reasoning. I am halfway through season 2 (I just finished the Sports Festival), and these two have not had a single negative interaction since they met at the beginning of school. In fact, they get closer and closer with each passing episode since they spend a lot of time together and have even teamed up in battle. They are also willing to help each other with pretty much anything, from Midoriya trying to help Uraraka in her battle with Bakugo by trying to give her some tips, and Uraraka trying to help Midoriya get into UA by giving him some of her points (I know she didn't need to, but
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Dr. W Reviews You Submissions
At long last, here is the followup to my 100k Views Special! I got several submissions from several talented content creators, and I loved what you all had to send for me. I will include the links to everything in this journal, so browse away. These works are in no particular order, and there is no prize for the one I liked best. This is just a showcase of my talented and creative friends. So tell me in the comments if my criticism was fair and which works you liked the best. Once again, thank you everyone who offered me work! You were so kind to do that and appreciate everyone's talents and generosity in letting me evaluate their pet projects. Well done! 
Sometimes I will talk to the writer directly if I am offering ideas for improvement or compliments, sometimes I will talk about the work on its own like I'm reviewing anything else. So if this is disorienting for you, it's just how I roll. I hope you understand. Plus, try not to take my criticisms TOO seriously. While I may be w
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The Last Mabelcorn Discussion (w/Jediuser)
FE: Yes, yes, I know I've talked about this episode many times before, but this time, I decided to so something about it. So, I wanted to get someone who actually liked this episode, which there are quite a few. So, ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you, Jediuser 
Jedi: Hello there, this is Jedi, here to discuss the pointlessness of reality with ForeverEvanescent with our discussion of "The Last Mabelcorn".
FE: What is going on, Jediuser? Yes, we are talking about the Last Mabelcorn, my least favorite episode of the whole show for reasons I will soon get into. Now, I love Gravity Falls, but I'm not afraid to admit that this episode is a stinker in almost every way.
Jedi: COME ON, KID, WHAT ARE YOU, A PARTY POOPER! THIS IS WHERE I INTRODUCED YOUR DIMENSION TO THE BIG PARTY COMING TO TOWN
...whoa, spaced out for a minute there. Anyway, I would like to say, I never considered this episode a 'stinker.' Honestly, while I don't think the show has any ou
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RB: Hello everybody! It's been nearly a month since the last part, I've been eating Mike's food in between that time, and I haven't attended a single one of my college classes. What say we review Escape From Reality?

Mike: 
I say that that sounds like a great pla-Hey, what was that about my food?

RB: 
Oh yeah, I've been meaning to tell you. You should probably get some more hot pockets.

Mike: 
How did you even...ugh...never mind...this is an episode that needs a thorough defense. Let's give it one.

RB: 
As Andrew Garfield once said, it's time to lawyer up! The episode begins with an establishing shot of how the town is coping with their new over lord. Some do this by turning everything they own into triangles. This is less than effective.


I don't think that's what Bill wants.

</span>Mike: People are just getting eaten by mailboxes and turned to stone left and right. As to be expected, Bill is enjoying every second of this, along with his cronies, including the creature with 87 different faces.

Creature with 88 Faces: 88 different faces!

O_O Uh...

RB: 
Oof, touchy subject I guess. Having gotten their fill of Gravity Falls (how is that even possible?), Bill and his minions are ready for global domination. But some mysterious force is keeping them all from actually leaving the town. You know, between this and needing to trick people into being able to escape an entire dimension, I feel like we kind of overestimate Bill's abilities sometimes.

Mike: 
This is the same guy that was defeated with cats and puppets, as the show so kindly pointed out to us before. But enough about that, it's time to see just what the Hell is inside this strange bubble of Mabel's. Dipper, Wendy, and Soos have prepared for the worst, and once they find their footing, we're finally shown what the mysterious bubble houses.

Dipper: Huh? Is the entire ground a bouncy castle?

Wendy: Do you hear 80s music?

Soos: And does the air smell like childlike wonder?

Well...can't say I was expecting that.

RB: 
And my faith in Bill as an awesome villain has officially been restored. The only thing more diabolical than keeping someone in Hell way from there home is keeping them in a utopia so perfect that they never wanna leave. Now that is some damn impressive psychological warfare.

Mike: 
It actually is very dark when you think about it at length, especially for a Disney show, and the episode really dives into the implications of that later. For now, we as the viewers are at least given a visual treat in the form of this "Mabeland", as the show refers to, with every second being filled with something bright, colorful, visually appealing, and even some throwbacks to previous episodes!

Boy: Yes, definitely, absolutely! 

Who aside from diehard fans of the show would get that reference? Kudos to you, writers, for throwing us long-time watchers a bone.

RB: 
I love it so much when shows do that while at the same time being inviting to casual fans. Heck, we even get a subtle Disney reference.

Soos: What is this new world? Shining, shimmering, splendid.

We even get the return of Xyler and Craz, who tell us that this world has only one rule that's apparently not even worth mentioning. In other news, foreshadowing is a b**ch.

Mike: 
I think that's what Deadpool would refer to as a "big heaping bowl of foreshadowing". Xyler and Craz offer to take the ragtag group to where Mabel is, though Dipper isn't letting his guard down.

Dipper: Can you guys just hold on a second? Do you see what's happening here? Don't forget this world was created by Bill. That punch is probably blood! And that glitter rain is probably ground up bones, or babies, or something.

Spoiler alert, it's not, but Jesus Christ, show! Where was that one Alex Hirsch clip again? 



RB: Do you think if Alex Hirsch ever had kids he wouldn't even pretend that Santa and the Easter Bunny are real? That's what this show feels like to me. A deadpan parent who isn't afraid to be straightforward with their kids while at the same time knowing how to have fun and be a good role model. It's the kind of no bull crap attitude that's sorely lacking in most cartoons sadly.

Mike: 
Now I'm just desperately hoping that if he has kids, he doesn't pull any bullsh*t with them, because that would be utterly hilarious. And while it may be lacking in other cartoons, at least it does make its appearance here all the more special.

RB: 
Fair enough in that regard. This show teaches kids all kinds of life lessons, like how having waffle guards isn't a very good idea. I swear, that part gets me every time XD

Waffle Guard: Aaah! It's happening! The moment we've trained for!

Mike: 
R.I.P. Waffle Guards we knew for less than a minute. hangs head sullenly Anyway, the group scales the tower to see just what atrocities Mabel is going through, but...she's totally fine! Which kind of begins to tackle the "perfect utopia" mindset discussed earlier.

RB: 
This is the kind of monster Bill is. He knows how we think, and he knows exactly the kind of turmoil Mabel is going through. That is how he managed to perfectly create a world that she would never wanna leave. According to Bill himself, it would take a will of titanium to escape the bubble. Villains aren't terrifying just for their destructive capabilities. What makes them truly memorable is the way they can manipulate and deceive their enemies.


I know it doesn't look it, but this is truly diabolical.

Mike: 
Which, don't get me wrong, is beyond dark and scary when you think about it, though it does kind of make this the black sheep of the Weirdmageddon trilogy. Parts 1 and 3 have tons of dark imagery throughout and are more dedicated to showing just how much physical damage Bill has wrought throughout Gravity Falls. Of course, it's great that we have this episode to deal with how Bill is psychologically manipulating the main characters, it's just important to note that that is one of the many things that set this apart from Parts 1 and 3. For some like us, that's fine, but for others, as we'll get to, it leaves them with a little more to be desired.

RB: 
I guess maybe those people would've preferred that infamous deleted scene to be kept when Dippy Fresh gets introduced to help balance out the tonal dissonance where Dipper straight up snaps his neck. I honestly wouldn't put something like that past this show.

Mike: 
This f*cking show, man... Oh yeah, Dippy Fresh is a thing, and is another reason people give as to why people hate this episode. And...

Dippy Fresh: Wohoho! Yeah! Wiggity-wiggity-what's up, dude-bros? I'm Dippy Fresh! I like skateboarding, supporting my sister, and punctuating every sentence with a high five! Hup!

Yeah, I can kinda see why...but he's not a deal-breaker for me. He's MEANT to be over-the-top and punchable in every sense of the word. And besides, he's far from the focus or anything.


RB: 
And in Soos' defense, it's kind of a code to not leave another man hanging. That's just rude. But Mabel's not the only one this bubble was designed for. It's kind of like Pennywise, except instead of being designed to scare you, this place is designed to ensnare you. Not only does Wendy get to cause trouble with her friends again, Soos gets reunited with a character he's always envisioned as his father. That might actually be one of the most messed up things this show has done.

Ernesto: You don't remember what I look like, so I have the body of a pro wrestler and a face you once saw on a hot sauce bottle. I was never there for you, but in this world, I can be.

And apparently Soos imagined his father as Puss in Boots. Neat.

Soos: Even if it is all a dream, I've gotta play just one game.

Mike: Like...damn. That's...that's really sad...Can we go back to Bill being Bill please?

Bill: Alright, can anyone explain to me why, even with our newfound INFINITE POWER, none of us can escape the borders of this STUPID HICK TOWN?!! Thank you, I needed that, and I'm willing to be you all needed it too.(edited)

RB: A little bit of Bill can cure anything. Except weirdness. That's here to stay with him. Apparently Bill is just as jived as I m about his infinite power being confined to Gravity Falls. Which leads him to the conclusion that he's gonna need help from an old friend. What I just said is actually a lot more sinister sounding if you read the book. Context is king folks.


It's the simple designs that have a lot of potential to be memorable.

Mike: 
Our visit with Bill though, is short-lived, as we're brought back to the bubble, Dipper now alone now that his efforts in persuading Mabel have failed and Wendy and Soos have abandoned him. Even the stuffed animal tree and throwing perfectly-skipped rocks on a river of baby giggles does little to lift his mood. Though Wendy appears to stop by with some...rather interesting things to say.

Wendy: You know, you're so much smarter than like everyone else. Heh. It's kinda funny. If you were older you'd be like, my dream guy.



Wendy: Wait a minute. In this place you can be any age you want! If we were the same age maybe you and me could, I don't know, actually be together.



RB: What have Tumblr and DeviantArt done to you Wendy?

Mike: 
It was probably done for Hirsch to get one last "f you" to the shippers, since we all know how much he hates shipping, and, as it turns out, this is a fake Wendy made of leeches. Though there is another nice callback when she winks, which also gave away the fake Wendy in "Into the Bunker".

RB: 
Hoooly crap you're right. God this show is so damn creepy... and I kind of love it for that.

Mike: 
As we all, Carrick. As we all...

RB: Hey Mike, do you like bowls?

Mike: Umm...yes?

RB: 
Well that big bowl of foreshadowing you brought up just reared its head into the episode when Dipper brought up the real world.

Mike: 
Ah yes. As it turns out, the one rule mentioned earlier not to break was to never mention the real world. Breaking said rule calls for immediate banishment, though Mabel stands up for her brother not to be banned, which leads to him being put on trial. It's here we get to one of the most polarizing scenes of the show.

RB: 
Ho-ho boy, I've been waiting for this part forever. A court room perfectly styled to fit Mabel's word, complete with a kitten judge, a jury of Mabels, and a tapestry of Mabel actually making the rules of Mabel Land.


Rarity would be proud.

Mike: 
Hey, don't neglect to mention the judge's full name, Judge Kitty Kitty Meow Meow Face-Shwartstein. He's voiced by Jon Stewart, who thankfully does NOT have any sexual assault allegations surrounding him, so there won't be a need to redub him in the future.

RB: 
Phew, that's a relief. Whoa, I just realized that this is the reality we live in. Having to worry about cartoons being altered due to people we look up to being scum bags. I uh....do you think there's room in that bubble Mike?

Mike: 
DON'T FALL FOR IT, IT'S A TRICK BY BILL, THAT'S WHAT HE WANTS! puts on tinfoil hat ...Ahem. I would advise against that.

RB: 
Aw geez, what am I saying?! Quick, I'm gonna need on of those hats. Thanks for warning us Weird Al in your song.



Mike: 
Back to the episode, the courtroom scene is one that...I can see why one would take issue with. It can be just as frustrating for the audience as it is for Dipper as he's barely given a chance to state his case, while the opposition has plenty of time to give their baseless arguments, but given what the scene builds to, I can honestly excuse it. What say you?

RB: 
It all serves a purpose in the end. This is Bill's world after all, so of course Dipper is forced to fight an uphill battle here. Was anyone honestly expecting this scene to be fair? We don't have fair trials most of the time in reality, let alone worlds created by the literal freaking devil. And again, it leads to one of the most heart warming scenes of the whole show. And personally, it's my favorite scene of the whole trilogy. It's when Dipper shows Mabel how both of them are always there for each other, especially at the worst of times. Reality sometimes sucks, and it can suck hard. But we get through times like bad year book photos and and no Valentines with help from the people we love. We're in this together folks, and that's exactly why Mabel was so heart broken when Dipper decided to leave her alone without even consulting her.

Mike: 
It may not be my favorite scene of the trilogy, but of the episode? Hands down. We get to see Dipper use Xyler and Craz's instances of reality being "bogus" by showing flashbacks where he shaved part of his hair so that the two could have an equally screwed up picture day (how the f*ck did he sneak a razor into school?), Mabel making a valentine for Dipper when he didn't receive any (hold your horses, Pinecest shippers, not in that way), and other instances throughout the series of them sticking up for each other, so we get the best of both worlds of original content and content from previous episodes. It was definitely the best possible way the scene could've ended.


RB: 
But that's not all. People are angry that Mabel thwarted Dipper's dreams through her own selfishness, but Dipper comes to the conclusion to stay with Mabel on his own. To those that hate this episode, be honest. Do you really think Dipper would've been happier spending the rest of his teens cooped up in a lab away from his family instead of having a normal childhood with the people he loves? And as if to put everything in stone, Dipper hits us with the Yes. Definitely. Absolutely. call back, as well as my favorite call back of them all.

Mike: F
or the cherry on top of the sundae, the two top it off with not an "awkward sibling hug", but a sincere sibling hug. Again, to the episode's detractors, you have to admit that that's at least adorable as hell, right?

RB: 
Plus, listen to this dialogue.

Mabel: Aw, man, I never noticed how bright this place is, ugh! Have I actually been listening to the same song for an entire week?

That's clearly a sign that Mabel was under some kind of mind control. All it took was support from a sibling to snap her out of it.

Dippy Fresh: Yeah well-

GENUINE SUPPORT FROM A REAL SIBLING!!!! Like, shut up Dippy Fresh! Seriously man, shut up!!! You are everything that's wrong with society. People like you think that all we want to hear is "yes"and "totally," but that's all you people are there for. To be yes men. You never challenge us, you never support us, you never call us out, and more importantly, you can never ever empathize with us. You are like some over blown caricature that pretends to be a good friend that has our best interests at heart, but you're not. You're a slimey, obnoxious clod that needs to crawl under the bridge you came from. F*** you Dippy Fresh! F*** you!!!

Dippy Fresh: [link]

Mike: Ha. 
Dippy Fresh sucks XD Unfortunately, now Mabel no longer has control of the world (well, in that she can control what people do rather than control of her own mind), and thus all of its denizens have turned evil to attack her. Thankfully, the group manages to escape on a gigantic Waddles, which was cool to see, and Mabel pops the bubble. Another funny/cute moment between the twins later, and the group makes it to the Mystery Shack, where we're given one final major dose of callbacks.

RB: 
By the way, to those that still think Mabel is being selfish, did you all completely forget about this exchange?

Mabel: Hey, Dipper? I appreciate what you said back there, but if you want to take Ford's apprenticeship, I won't get in your way.

Dipper: Psh. And miss out on your awkward teen years? You wish.

Yikes, it must be hard for that argument to have good posture. After all, it has no leg to stand on.

Mike: 
OH F*CKING SH**T! Someone better call the fire department, because that roast was intense. And so, the episode ends with our group meeting up with Grunkle Stan in the Mystery Shack, along with a bunch of previous supporting characters/former villains that are all gonna team up in Part 3 to put an end to Bill's madness once and for all. Oh, and Xyler and Craz survived, but who cares?

RB: 
So yeah, this is the big bad episode everyone talks about as either being amazing or total dog s***. Well if I'm wrong for loving this episode then I don't wanna be right. I love it to death you guys.

Mike: 
For me, it's not my absolute favorite or anything. Hell, I probably wouldn't even put it in my top 10 for season 2. But the hate it's gotten is ridiculous. Now, I'll admit, it's not perfect, and when we get to Part 3, you'll see how I find that episode to be technically more flawed, but to label this as one of the worst episodes of the show? Poppycock. The visuals are appealing, its implications are gloriously dark, everyone's in character, and that ending was one of the most satisfying conclusions you'll get in this show. It's a good bridge between Parts 1 and 3, and while it's not as good as either, there's still plenty to enjoy here.

RB: 
Just because it's the end of the show that doesn't mean it has to be non stop darkness and action all the way through. You were absolutely right about this episode being a bridge. I'd say this episode's biggest offense was leaving us with wanting so much more for around 4 months. That wait for the final episode was one of the most agonizing periods of my high school years. And that in and of itself is a testament to how good this episode really was.

Mike: Disney sure did leave us tortured for those four months. I was lucky enough to see the finale with a group of friends, which did lessen the agony slightly. Slightly. Honestly, its message of accepting reality is one we could have used more of in the dumpster fire of 2016, two months after this episode aired. But that’s a whole different can of worms.

RB: 
A very brutal, disgusting, unreadable can of worms. Speaking of agonizing, how long do you think we should make everyone wait for the last part? Or better yet treat it like TV and split the third part into another two parts? That oughta be fun.

Mike: 
Hmmm...I think we can fit Part 3 into one part, though making them wait for it would be a funny joke.

RB: I'm certainly looking forward to that punch line. Any final comments before we put this part to bed?

Mike: This is MikeTheHuman113, and if there’s one thing this episode must be remembered for, it’s the unfortunate death of the unnamed waffle guards at the hands of Soos. It’s just...it’s too sad for me. Alexa, play “Despacito”. :’(



RB: 
Not on this channel you won't! See you guys later ^^



Mike: 
Hmmm...I wonder what TRADE and your brother are up to...

*meanwhile*

RB'sB: I think I'm gonna be sick.

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  • Listening to: Cool Patrol
  • Reading: Journal 3
  • Watching: Dragon Ball Z Abridged
  • Playing: N Sane Trilogy
  • Eating: Cookie
  • Drinking: Milk
Hey guys! In this video I play Duck Dodgers. I'd really appreciate it if you guys told what you think of my impression!

From :iconinfraredtoa:

1: What show from your childhood holds up better today?

Avatar the Last Airbender, Chowder, Flapjack, Spongebob, Grim Adventures, Courage, K.N.D., Camp Lazlo, and Robot Chicken (not kidding).

2: A show that you've recently watched and love it so far?

The Venture Bros, Big City Greens, Craig of the Creek, Rise of the TMNT, Niko and the Sword of Light, and Final Space.

3: Favorite Characters?

Pinkie Pie, Bill Cipher, Grizz, Rick Sanchez, Max (Camp Camp), Weiss, Lavernius Tucker, Dewey, Mac, Abed, TFS Cell, Toph, Donnie, Todd Chavez, Hunk, H.U.E., and Unikitty.

4: What do you think of filler?

I've got a whole journal about that actually!

5: Favorite genre of shows?

Anything with tons of surrealism in it like The Venture Bros and Gumball. But not too much. It's good to have some grounding as well.

6: Shows you're looking forward to watching? (It doesn't have to be necessarily upcoming ones)

The Simpsons, Close Enough, 30 Rock, and Arrested Development.

7: Most underrated series?

Mighty Magiswords, Red vs Blue, Wander Over Yonder, Final Fantasy VII Machinabridged, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle.

8: Series that you have a soft spot once in a while?

Flapjack, Fanboy and Chum Chum, Adventure Time, and Teen Titans Go!

9: Most Despised Series?

Not sure.

10: Most Despised Character?

Same.
  • Listening to: Cool Patrol
  • Reading: Journal 3
  • Watching: Dragon Ball Z Abridged
  • Playing: N Sane Trilogy
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  • Drinking: Milk
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RB: Hello everybody! It's been nearly a month since the last part, I've been eating Mike's food in between that time, and I haven't attended a single one of my college classes. What say we review Escape From Reality?

Mike: 
I say that that sounds like a great pla-Hey, what was that about my food?

RB: 
Oh yeah, I've been meaning to tell you. You should probably get some more hot pockets.

Mike: 
How did you even...ugh...never mind...this is an episode that needs a thorough defense. Let's give it one.

RB: 
As Andrew Garfield once said, it's time to lawyer up! The episode begins with an establishing shot of how the town is coping with their new over lord. Some do this by turning everything they own into triangles. This is less than effective.


I don't think that's what Bill wants.

</span>Mike: People are just getting eaten by mailboxes and turned to stone left and right. As to be expected, Bill is enjoying every second of this, along with his cronies, including the creature with 87 different faces.

Creature with 88 Faces: 88 different faces!

O_O Uh...

RB: 
Oof, touchy subject I guess. Having gotten their fill of Gravity Falls (how is that even possible?), Bill and his minions are ready for global domination. But some mysterious force is keeping them all from actually leaving the town. You know, between this and needing to trick people into being able to escape an entire dimension, I feel like we kind of overestimate Bill's abilities sometimes.

Mike: 
This is the same guy that was defeated with cats and puppets, as the show so kindly pointed out to us before. But enough about that, it's time to see just what the Hell is inside this strange bubble of Mabel's. Dipper, Wendy, and Soos have prepared for the worst, and once they find their footing, we're finally shown what the mysterious bubble houses.

Dipper: Huh? Is the entire ground a bouncy castle?

Wendy: Do you hear 80s music?

Soos: And does the air smell like childlike wonder?

Well...can't say I was expecting that.

RB: 
And my faith in Bill as an awesome villain has officially been restored. The only thing more diabolical than keeping someone in Hell way from there home is keeping them in a utopia so perfect that they never wanna leave. Now that is some damn impressive psychological warfare.

Mike: 
It actually is very dark when you think about it at length, especially for a Disney show, and the episode really dives into the implications of that later. For now, we as the viewers are at least given a visual treat in the form of this "Mabeland", as the show refers to, with every second being filled with something bright, colorful, visually appealing, and even some throwbacks to previous episodes!

Boy: Yes, definitely, absolutely! 

Who aside from diehard fans of the show would get that reference? Kudos to you, writers, for throwing us long-time watchers a bone.

RB: 
I love it so much when shows do that while at the same time being inviting to casual fans. Heck, we even get a subtle Disney reference.

Soos: What is this new world? Shining, shimmering, splendid.

We even get the return of Xyler and Craz, who tell us that this world has only one rule that's apparently not even worth mentioning. In other news, foreshadowing is a b**ch.

Mike: 
I think that's what Deadpool would refer to as a "big heaping bowl of foreshadowing". Xyler and Craz offer to take the ragtag group to where Mabel is, though Dipper isn't letting his guard down.

Dipper: Can you guys just hold on a second? Do you see what's happening here? Don't forget this world was created by Bill. That punch is probably blood! And that glitter rain is probably ground up bones, or babies, or something.

Spoiler alert, it's not, but Jesus Christ, show! Where was that one Alex Hirsch clip again? 



RB: Do you think if Alex Hirsch ever had kids he wouldn't even pretend that Santa and the Easter Bunny are real? That's what this show feels like to me. A deadpan parent who isn't afraid to be straightforward with their kids while at the same time knowing how to have fun and be a good role model. It's the kind of no bull crap attitude that's sorely lacking in most cartoons sadly.

Mike: 
Now I'm just desperately hoping that if he has kids, he doesn't pull any bullsh*t with them, because that would be utterly hilarious. And while it may be lacking in other cartoons, at least it does make its appearance here all the more special.

RB: 
Fair enough in that regard. This show teaches kids all kinds of life lessons, like how having waffle guards isn't a very good idea. I swear, that part gets me every time XD

Waffle Guard: Aaah! It's happening! The moment we've trained for!

Mike: 
R.I.P. Waffle Guards we knew for less than a minute. hangs head sullenly Anyway, the group scales the tower to see just what atrocities Mabel is going through, but...she's totally fine! Which kind of begins to tackle the "perfect utopia" mindset discussed earlier.

RB: 
This is the kind of monster Bill is. He knows how we think, and he knows exactly the kind of turmoil Mabel is going through. That is how he managed to perfectly create a world that she would never wanna leave. According to Bill himself, it would take a will of titanium to escape the bubble. Villains aren't terrifying just for their destructive capabilities. What makes them truly memorable is the way they can manipulate and deceive their enemies.


I know it doesn't look it, but this is truly diabolical.

Mike: 
Which, don't get me wrong, is beyond dark and scary when you think about it, though it does kind of make this the black sheep of the Weirdmageddon trilogy. Parts 1 and 3 have tons of dark imagery throughout and are more dedicated to showing just how much physical damage Bill has wrought throughout Gravity Falls. Of course, it's great that we have this episode to deal with how Bill is psychologically manipulating the main characters, it's just important to note that that is one of the many things that set this apart from Parts 1 and 3. For some like us, that's fine, but for others, as we'll get to, it leaves them with a little more to be desired.

RB: 
I guess maybe those people would've preferred that infamous deleted scene to be kept when Dippy Fresh gets introduced to help balance out the tonal dissonance where Dipper straight up snaps his neck. I honestly wouldn't put something like that past this show.

Mike: 
This f*cking show, man... Oh yeah, Dippy Fresh is a thing, and is another reason people give as to why people hate this episode. And...

Dippy Fresh: Wohoho! Yeah! Wiggity-wiggity-what's up, dude-bros? I'm Dippy Fresh! I like skateboarding, supporting my sister, and punctuating every sentence with a high five! Hup!

Yeah, I can kinda see why...but he's not a deal-breaker for me. He's MEANT to be over-the-top and punchable in every sense of the word. And besides, he's far from the focus or anything.


RB: 
And in Soos' defense, it's kind of a code to not leave another man hanging. That's just rude. But Mabel's not the only one this bubble was designed for. It's kind of like Pennywise, except instead of being designed to scare you, this place is designed to ensnare you. Not only does Wendy get to cause trouble with her friends again, Soos gets reunited with a character he's always envisioned as his father. That might actually be one of the most messed up things this show has done.

Ernesto: You don't remember what I look like, so I have the body of a pro wrestler and a face you once saw on a hot sauce bottle. I was never there for you, but in this world, I can be.

And apparently Soos imagined his father as Puss in Boots. Neat.

Soos: Even if it is all a dream, I've gotta play just one game.

Mike: Like...damn. That's...that's really sad...Can we go back to Bill being Bill please?

Bill: Alright, can anyone explain to me why, even with our newfound INFINITE POWER, none of us can escape the borders of this STUPID HICK TOWN?!! Thank you, I needed that, and I'm willing to be you all needed it too.(edited)

RB: A little bit of Bill can cure anything. Except weirdness. That's here to stay with him. Apparently Bill is just as jived as I m about his infinite power being confined to Gravity Falls. Which leads him to the conclusion that he's gonna need help from an old friend. What I just said is actually a lot more sinister sounding if you read the book. Context is king folks.


It's the simple designs that have a lot of potential to be memorable.

Mike: 
Our visit with Bill though, is short-lived, as we're brought back to the bubble, Dipper now alone now that his efforts in persuading Mabel have failed and Wendy and Soos have abandoned him. Even the stuffed animal tree and throwing perfectly-skipped rocks on a river of baby giggles does little to lift his mood. Though Wendy appears to stop by with some...rather interesting things to say.

Wendy: You know, you're so much smarter than like everyone else. Heh. It's kinda funny. If you were older you'd be like, my dream guy.



Wendy: Wait a minute. In this place you can be any age you want! If we were the same age maybe you and me could, I don't know, actually be together.



RB: What have Tumblr and DeviantArt done to you Wendy?

Mike: 
It was probably done for Hirsch to get one last "f you" to the shippers, since we all know how much he hates shipping, and, as it turns out, this is a fake Wendy made of leeches. Though there is another nice callback when she winks, which also gave away the fake Wendy in "Into the Bunker".

RB: 
Hoooly crap you're right. God this show is so damn creepy... and I kind of love it for that.

Mike: 
As we all, Carrick. As we all...

RB: Hey Mike, do you like bowls?

Mike: Umm...yes?

RB: 
Well that big bowl of foreshadowing you brought up just reared its head into the episode when Dipper brought up the real world.

Mike: 
Ah yes. As it turns out, the one rule mentioned earlier not to break was to never mention the real world. Breaking said rule calls for immediate banishment, though Mabel stands up for her brother not to be banned, which leads to him being put on trial. It's here we get to one of the most polarizing scenes of the show.

RB: 
Ho-ho boy, I've been waiting for this part forever. A court room perfectly styled to fit Mabel's word, complete with a kitten judge, a jury of Mabels, and a tapestry of Mabel actually making the rules of Mabel Land.


Rarity would be proud.

Mike: 
Hey, don't neglect to mention the judge's full name, Judge Kitty Kitty Meow Meow Face-Shwartstein. He's voiced by Jon Stewart, who thankfully does NOT have any sexual assault allegations surrounding him, so there won't be a need to redub him in the future.

RB: 
Phew, that's a relief. Whoa, I just realized that this is the reality we live in. Having to worry about cartoons being altered due to people we look up to being scum bags. I uh....do you think there's room in that bubble Mike?

Mike: 
DON'T FALL FOR IT, IT'S A TRICK BY BILL, THAT'S WHAT HE WANTS! puts on tinfoil hat ...Ahem. I would advise against that.

RB: 
Aw geez, what am I saying?! Quick, I'm gonna need on of those hats. Thanks for warning us Weird Al in your song.



Mike: 
Back to the episode, the courtroom scene is one that...I can see why one would take issue with. It can be just as frustrating for the audience as it is for Dipper as he's barely given a chance to state his case, while the opposition has plenty of time to give their baseless arguments, but given what the scene builds to, I can honestly excuse it. What say you?

RB: 
It all serves a purpose in the end. This is Bill's world after all, so of course Dipper is forced to fight an uphill battle here. Was anyone honestly expecting this scene to be fair? We don't have fair trials most of the time in reality, let alone worlds created by the literal freaking devil. And again, it leads to one of the most heart warming scenes of the whole show. And personally, it's my favorite scene of the whole trilogy. It's when Dipper shows Mabel how both of them are always there for each other, especially at the worst of times. Reality sometimes sucks, and it can suck hard. But we get through times like bad year book photos and and no Valentines with help from the people we love. We're in this together folks, and that's exactly why Mabel was so heart broken when Dipper decided to leave her alone without even consulting her.

Mike: 
It may not be my favorite scene of the trilogy, but of the episode? Hands down. We get to see Dipper use Xyler and Craz's instances of reality being "bogus" by showing flashbacks where he shaved part of his hair so that the two could have an equally screwed up picture day (how the f*ck did he sneak a razor into school?), Mabel making a valentine for Dipper when he didn't receive any (hold your horses, Pinecest shippers, not in that way), and other instances throughout the series of them sticking up for each other, so we get the best of both worlds of original content and content from previous episodes. It was definitely the best possible way the scene could've ended.


RB: 
But that's not all. People are angry that Mabel thwarted Dipper's dreams through her own selfishness, but Dipper comes to the conclusion to stay with Mabel on his own. To those that hate this episode, be honest. Do you really think Dipper would've been happier spending the rest of his teens cooped up in a lab away from his family instead of having a normal childhood with the people he loves? And as if to put everything in stone, Dipper hits us with the Yes. Definitely. Absolutely. call back, as well as my favorite call back of them all.

Mike: F
or the cherry on top of the sundae, the two top it off with not an "awkward sibling hug", but a sincere sibling hug. Again, to the episode's detractors, you have to admit that that's at least adorable as hell, right?

RB: 
Plus, listen to this dialogue.

Mabel: Aw, man, I never noticed how bright this place is, ugh! Have I actually been listening to the same song for an entire week?

That's clearly a sign that Mabel was under some kind of mind control. All it took was support from a sibling to snap her out of it.

Dippy Fresh: Yeah well-

GENUINE SUPPORT FROM A REAL SIBLING!!!! Like, shut up Dippy Fresh! Seriously man, shut up!!! You are everything that's wrong with society. People like you think that all we want to hear is "yes"and "totally," but that's all you people are there for. To be yes men. You never challenge us, you never support us, you never call us out, and more importantly, you can never ever empathize with us. You are like some over blown caricature that pretends to be a good friend that has our best interests at heart, but you're not. You're a slimey, obnoxious clod that needs to crawl under the bridge you came from. F*** you Dippy Fresh! F*** you!!!

Dippy Fresh: [link]

Mike: Ha. 
Dippy Fresh sucks XD Unfortunately, now Mabel no longer has control of the world (well, in that she can control what people do rather than control of her own mind), and thus all of its denizens have turned evil to attack her. Thankfully, the group manages to escape on a gigantic Waddles, which was cool to see, and Mabel pops the bubble. Another funny/cute moment between the twins later, and the group makes it to the Mystery Shack, where we're given one final major dose of callbacks.

RB: 
By the way, to those that still think Mabel is being selfish, did you all completely forget about this exchange?

Mabel: Hey, Dipper? I appreciate what you said back there, but if you want to take Ford's apprenticeship, I won't get in your way.

Dipper: Psh. And miss out on your awkward teen years? You wish.

Yikes, it must be hard for that argument to have good posture. After all, it has no leg to stand on.

Mike: 
OH F*CKING SH**T! Someone better call the fire department, because that roast was intense. And so, the episode ends with our group meeting up with Grunkle Stan in the Mystery Shack, along with a bunch of previous supporting characters/former villains that are all gonna team up in Part 3 to put an end to Bill's madness once and for all. Oh, and Xyler and Craz survived, but who cares?

RB: 
So yeah, this is the big bad episode everyone talks about as either being amazing or total dog s***. Well if I'm wrong for loving this episode then I don't wanna be right. I love it to death you guys.

Mike: 
For me, it's not my absolute favorite or anything. Hell, I probably wouldn't even put it in my top 10 for season 2. But the hate it's gotten is ridiculous. Now, I'll admit, it's not perfect, and when we get to Part 3, you'll see how I find that episode to be technically more flawed, but to label this as one of the worst episodes of the show? Poppycock. The visuals are appealing, its implications are gloriously dark, everyone's in character, and that ending was one of the most satisfying conclusions you'll get in this show. It's a good bridge between Parts 1 and 3, and while it's not as good as either, there's still plenty to enjoy here.

RB: 
Just because it's the end of the show that doesn't mean it has to be non stop darkness and action all the way through. You were absolutely right about this episode being a bridge. I'd say this episode's biggest offense was leaving us with wanting so much more for around 4 months. That wait for the final episode was one of the most agonizing periods of my high school years. And that in and of itself is a testament to how good this episode really was.

Mike: Disney sure did leave us tortured for those four months. I was lucky enough to see the finale with a group of friends, which did lessen the agony slightly. Slightly. Honestly, its message of accepting reality is one we could have used more of in the dumpster fire of 2016, two months after this episode aired. But that’s a whole different can of worms.

RB: 
A very brutal, disgusting, unreadable can of worms. Speaking of agonizing, how long do you think we should make everyone wait for the last part? Or better yet treat it like TV and split the third part into another two parts? That oughta be fun.

Mike: 
Hmmm...I think we can fit Part 3 into one part, though making them wait for it would be a funny joke.

RB: I'm certainly looking forward to that punch line. Any final comments before we put this part to bed?

Mike: This is MikeTheHuman113, and if there’s one thing this episode must be remembered for, it’s the unfortunate death of the unnamed waffle guards at the hands of Soos. It’s just...it’s too sad for me. Alexa, play “Despacito”. :’(



RB: 
Not on this channel you won't! See you guys later ^^



Mike: 
Hmmm...I wonder what TRADE and your brother are up to...

*meanwhile*

RB'sB: I think I'm gonna be sick.

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------To Be Continued
  • Listening to: Cool Patrol
  • Reading: Journal 3
  • Watching: Dragon Ball Z Abridged
  • Playing: N Sane Trilogy
  • Eating: Cookie
  • Drinking: Milk

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ghffff Featured By Owner 13 hours ago
You ever heard of Preacher?
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RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner 12 hours ago
Nope.
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ghffff Featured By Owner 12 hours ago
You might like it. It's follows a preacher along with his hitman ex girlfriend and a irish vampire as they search for God. It's made by the same guys who made This is the End and Sausage Party and it's very similar to those movies.
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Negan1994 Featured By Owner 13 hours ago
What is my porpouse?
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RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner 12 hours ago
You pass butter.
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Negan1994 Featured By Owner 12 hours ago
.......Oh My God.
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RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner 11 hours ago
Yeah, welcome to the club.
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InfraredToa Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Ahh, not so fast Morty. You heard your mom, we’ve got adventures to go
on Morty. Just you and me, and sometimes your sister, and sometimes your
mom, but NEVER your dad! You wanna know why Morty? Because he CROSSED
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RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Okay take it easy Rick. Th-that's dark.
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InfraredToa Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Oh it gets darker Morty... Welcome to the darkest year of our adventures. First thing that’s different, no more dad Morty. He threatened to turn me in to the government, so I made him and the government go away.
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