Second season of sarcastic human trash-bag getting stuck in RPG-world while baby-sitting narcissistic, exhibitionistic (self-proclaimed?) water-goddess who attracts trouble in all kinds of forms, an eccentric pyromaniac with a one word catch-phrase and a
noblewoman turned masochistic crusader.
4th or possibly 8th season of silverhaired, dead-eyed
samurai with sugar addiction who starts an odd-jobs and hires a pair of
glasses and a Chinese red-head from outer space…
Bread-loving and chain-smoking blonde is somehow involved in a political plot while also being stalked by his photographer best
friend who loves chocolate and is most probably in love with him.
Laid back chick makes drunken promise and is visited by magical
dragon/cute maid. They become soul-mates and adopt fluffy dragon
who’s also an adorable, bug-eating little girl who tried to f*** her classmate once… There’s also this other dragon/demon with heterochromiadic eyes and gag boobs who sexually harasses a 9 year old boy… and another
dragon/demon/butler turned otaku who moves in with a human otaku and they live
happily ever after. The end.
Tiny dude gets roped into playing rugby with
a bunch of 35-year old-looking actually 16-18 year olds while befriending a
huge, blond meek kid.
Modern day asshole gets pushed in front of train
by dude who hates him, has an argument with a religious entity, and is reborn as
a magical girl in not-Europe during not-WW2.
Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu 2:
Second season of story stand-up-comedy - while sitting and not always making you laugh!
Blue Exorcist Kyoto Saga:
Not really second season but more of a retelling of the last half of the first season but it’s still 15-year old child of satan trying to kill satan
with the help of his megane younger twin brother who’s also his
teacher/baby-sitter, their mutual love-interest who’s an air-head and loves
flowers, those three guys from Kyoto and fox tamer/tiny eyebrows tsundere-girl.
Interview with Monster Girls:
Bulky dude who’s apparently a biology teacher
conducts interviews with super-natural beings, who exists but are really rare, but still no one seems to give them a second glance.
Sengoku Choujuu Giga:
Historical Japanese figures portrayed as various animals in stories based on most probably not historical facts.
Tales of Zesitira the x 2:
Second season of visually interesting but otherwise boring
anime about dude and his life partner going out to fight the evil of the world
which is conveniently manifested in the form of dragons, dementors and bronze-colored
smoke. They’re helped by a sassy kid with an umbrella, exposition fire-lady,
pacifistic princess in tiny shorts and red head with more personality than everyone combined.
3-gatsu no lion:
17-year-old professional shogi player and his wacky
adventures feat. emotionally supportive infant, shogi-players, the best teacher ever and a mean evil stepsister.
Gundam IBO 2:
Second season of characters dying and ships sinking.
Little witch academia:
Trouble-making muggle girl with no chill and a celebrity
crush enrolls in school for witches where she befriends a Twilight-fan and mushroom
samsung: this dragon is my best friend. will protect her with my life. just trying to share the magic orb. cute whiskers, cute horns, cute tail. i love her
emoji one: simple design, excellent execution. complete with adorable tongue and beard. a magnificent beast.
facebook: fierce, majestic flying serpent. a poufy tail, a lovely orange mane, long, flowing whiskers. this girl could fly away with my heart, and also a chinese river.
microsoft: lovely orange fans. he’s still growing and learning, but he’ll get there. steps on his own tail sometimes. doing his best.
emojidex: old dragon but good dragon. fur instead of scales gives points for uniqueness, as do the interesting horns, but our old guy seems to be in an uncomfortable position.
messenger: this dragon enjoys reading about history. seems to be missing her back feet. also could do with some core excersizes, as her head seems to be a tad big for her body. she has many passions, and gets easily distracted.
apple: while the design is there, the actual execution seems to have gone a bit off. tail is too twisted to be comfy, and the modeling is pretty badly done. greedy for the orb; loses points for unwillingness to share.
mozilla: this dragon is very confused, but she’s at least trying to share the orb. two arms on one side?
HTC: only dragon on the list with wings, however, this dragon is not only blind but seems to have a dysfunctional single foot and a stub tail. and a leaf for an ear.
twitter: designer seems to have a vague understanding of how hands work. the poor dragon’s head is far too big for his body.
LG: seems in theory a good design, but in reality, this dragon is fucking ugly.
google: basic misunderstanding of limbs and linework. an revolting mess.
Unlike many other dragons found through out the world the Chinese Long and the Japanese Ryu are benevolent yet powerful celestial beings. Protectorates, bringers of rain and good fortune their effigies are regularly seen in Buddhist, Shinto and Daoist structures. They are just all around the best of the dragon world in my opinion.
Long Mu [龍母] or Mother of Dragons was a Chinese woman who was deified as a goddess after raising five infant dragons.
Wen Shi frequently went to the Xi River to fish and wash clothes for her family. On one such errand, she found a large smooth white stone along the banks of the river. She took the beautiful stone home, but later discovered that the stone was actually an egg, from which hatched five baby snakes. Wen Shi’s family was poor, but Wen Shi saved the best food she had for her baby snakes and fed them by hand.
As the snakes grew, they helped Wen Shi catch fish at the Xi River. The snakes were natural swimmers and became very good at catching fish. The snakes eventually matured into five powerful dragons. In Chinese culture, dragons are considered spirits of water, and have the power to control the weather; during a drought, therefore, Wen Shi asked her dragon children to summon the rain for her village. When rain came and ended the drought, the grateful villagers gave Wen Shi the name “Mother of Dragons.”
Here’s a cake that’s rich in so many ways - the detail, the red and gold hues, and most of all, its symbolism. The best part? It looks modern while retaining tradition with its dragon and phoenix symbols, and burnished (almost urban) middle gold tier.
Example of Racial Diversity: American Dragon Jake Long
This qualifies as an example of racial diversity by the main cast. Jake Long, played by Dante Basco, is Asian-American (specifically of Chinese descent), with best friends Trixie Carter (African-American) and Arthur ‘Spud’ Spuddinski, White. It also showcases a biracial relationship (Jake and Rose, who was White), and while it might be most remembered for the animation shift during the middle of the show, it was widely received for the two seasons it was on air, and is currently in reruns on Disney XD.
so with this new trend of making Disney movies into live-action films I think we all know which one should be next
with epic ass battle scenes, legitimately confused sexuality Shang, adorable awkward Mulan saving the whole of China, talking sassy little dragon, probably the best costumes in any movie ever, and most importantly 100% CHINESE CAST BECAUSE THERE IS LITERALLY NO WAY OUT OF THIS ONE
(though if they want to keep Eddie Murphy as the voice of said dragon then that is more than acceptable)
MAGGIE Q [Tori] is an American actress who currently stars on CBS’ new drama thriller series, Stalker alongside Dylan McDermott. Directed by Liz Friedlander and written by Kevin Williamson, Stalker chronicles the story of a pair of detectives who investigate stalkers in Los Angeles.
Maggie came to prominence on CW’s successful action series Nikita, created by Craig Silverstein. For four seasons, Nikita chronicled the story of a rogue assassin (Maggie) who returns to take down the secret organization that trained her.
Last year, Maggie starred in Summit Entertainment’s box office hit Divergent, alongside Shailene Woodley and Theo James. Directed by Neil Burger, Divergent was the first installment of an adventure sci-fi series – based on the books by American novelist Veronica Roth. Divergent is set in a futuristic dystopia where society is divided into five factions that represent different virtues of humanity. Maggie depicts of the role of Tori, Tris’ (Woodley) reluctant mentor. Divergent was released in March 2014. Maggie recently finished filming the second installment, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, directed by Robert Schwentke which will be released on March 20th, 2015.
Maggie completed production on the independent cyber thriller A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island, alongside Minnie Driver, Dianna Agron and Ed Westwick. A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island was written and directed by Aram Rappaport.
Maggie will develop, produce and star in Red Flag, a limited series from Steven Jensen’s Independent Television Group, Mike Medavoy & Benjamin Anderson of Phoenix Pictures (Black Swan), and Fred Fuchs (Transporter). Red Flag is set in the early 1800s and centers on Ching Shih (Maggie Q), a beautiful young Chinese prostitute who becomes one of history’s most powerful pirates and head of the most successful crime syndicate in China.
In 2005, Maggie appeared in J.J. Abrams’ and Paramount Pictures’ Mission Impossible III, alongside Tom Cruise and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Subsequently, she appeared in a string of action films including Twentieth Century Fox’s Live Free or Die Hard with Bruce Willis and Justin Long and Robert Ben Garant’s Balls of Fury, in which she starred alongside Dan Fogler, Christopher Walken and George Lopez.
In addition to starring in action films, Maggie has been seen in a number of comedies and dramas showcasing her versatility across multiple genres. In 2012, she lent her voice as Princess Diana and Wonder Woman in the animated television series Young Justice and in 2011, she starred in the post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller Priest opposite Paul Bettany and Karl Urban. Maggie also appeared in New York, I Love You opposite Ethan Hawke and Summit Entertainment’s Deception with Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor.
Maggie’s additional film credits include House of Harmony, directed by Marco Serafini and a cameo in New Line Cinema’s Rush Hour 2 with Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. She also captured Chinese audiences in a number of action films from 2000-2009 including The Warrior and the Wolf, Daniel Lee’s Three Kingdoms: Resurretion of the Dragon and Dragon Squad; Naked Weapon and Gen-X Cops2: Metal Mayhem.
Maggie is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii. She is an animal and human rights activist through her support of programs such as PETA, Best Friends, WildAid, Kageno and the Washington D.C. based PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine). She currently resides in LA.
WoW is adding a chinese dragon costume where you can dress up as the head or tail or a body section and then /follow another player to make a shitty looking dragon and it’s the best thing I’ve ever seen tbh
Dilo Decides to Rate the Pokemon Designs from Sun and Moon
ALL POKEMON ARE GOING TO BE JUDGED ON WHAT I FIND AESTHETICALLY PLEASING, THERE IS A CHANCE WHERE YOU WILL DISAGREE WITH ME, DEAL WITH IT.
Rowlet Our Grass Starter of this generation and is probably what I’m gonna choose is this small, round owlett with a dapper bowtie. Even with those eyes I find this design very appealing overall and I can’t wait to see what it evolves into. 9/10
Litten The fire starter and what I tend to call Edgy Cat isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s just what i think of whenever I see red and black together like this, despite that the colouration is very fitting for a fire type, especially if this one has the possibility of gaining dark as a secondary typing later on. the fact it also seems to have the Alchemical symbol of Sulfur is also a great addition to the design. 7/10
Popplio The water starter of this generation is sadly my least favorite design (though I can still appreciate it as a cute design) , not to say its my least favorite pokemon design ever, just of this generation, and if it stays at that spot, I think Pokemon Sun and Moon will shape up to be a great generation in designs. I still have hope for Popplio’s evolutions, maybe some badass Water/Ice Walrus Clown? 5/10
Pikipek When we first say our regional bird we only saw it from the back, I didn’t imagine it would be this cute though. It’s about time we got a woodpecker Pokemon and I think they did a great job on the design, It’s definitely a woodpecker, and definitely a pokemon, it’s doing its job really well. 9/10
Iwanko Another pokemon we saw the back of before its reveal, I find most interesting that it’s a Rock type without any Normal typing attached onto it, but the design itself is fairly cute, and I can say that i like the design without any issue 7/10
Nekkoara About time we got a Koala pokemon, and it’s a pretty solid design at that, really touching on the whole koalas really just do a lot of sleeping, I don’t know what else could be said about it though. 7/10
Yungoos I don’t think the idea of an Invasive pokemon has been touched on before in the Pokemon games, (tell me if it has please!) and I think Yungoos is a good place to start, putting a real life issue to pokemon might help those realize that invasive species is an issue. I definitely think the design of Yungoos fits the concept as well, as a mustelid, which tend to be an invasive species. 8/10
Togedermaru The region’s electric rodent feels like it’s deviated a bit from the norm like how Emolga of fifth gen did, though this time it’s more of a porcupine kinda deal to me, which I am completely fine with. even though i doubt it, i hope that something more is done with it. 6/10
Hagigishiri Usually a design like this would put me off a lot, but it feels like a large about of subversion, much like how actual fish are, many seems nice and neat, but many are well adapted to sound like a death machine. and i guess i’m viewing this design as a representation of that. its still down there on the list though. 6/10
Aburi I think I’ve just found one of my favorite design of this generation, Even though I was hoping that this was just some weird hummingbird (though there is still a chance if this is a bee hummingbird) I still find the design really pleasing and quite charming. really fits the fairy type in my opinion. This is probably my favorite bug type so far. 10/10
Jijiron I love how this dragon looks, quite fluffy. Despite the possible chineses dragon origins, I get a pretty big nordic vibe from it, sorta looks like the dragon heads at the front of viking longboats. I find nordic things quite pleasing for this dragon fits in that theme for me. 9/10
Grubbin When I first saw this design, I already knew that I was going to enjoy this regions bug line. The design itself has so much potential for its evolutionary line, and it definitely delivered. 8/10
Denjimushi What is most definitely the second stage of Grubbin, this one is the cocoon middle evolution that i’m actually pretty ok with, while its not the best out of the line, it’s still pretty charming as a sort of battery that’s a cocoon. 7/10
Holy hell was I right when I first saw Grubbin, Vikavolt has a pretty kickass design and might be my second favorite bug type design, possibly even surpassing my current favorite Scolipede. 10/10
Magearna Honestly, while I like the design, it’s not as original as i would have liked it, it seems much more like a Diancie retyping. But like I said, the design still works, it’s just the resemblances are glaring. 7/10
Solgaleo The first of the two Mascot legendaries, Solgaleo is probably my favorite of the two, but only by a very small margin, It’s just a more badass design and that appeals to me. So i’m probably gonna pick up Pokemon Sun provided there isn’t another pokemon exclusive to Moon that I really like more than Solgaleo. 9/10
Lunala While this might be my least favorite of the two mascots (by a small margin) I still like how eerie Lunala’s design is as a skeletal bat with space wings. If there’s a reason for me to pick Moon over Sun, I won’t be distraught with the legendary at all, not even close. 8/10
Tapu Koko This is a really awesome design, especially how its modified as a spirit within a totem, everything just works together really well on this Pokemon. pretty solid design and nothing’s really made a chicken this badass since Blaziken. 9/10
Current average: 7.8
I’ll add onto this in the future when we get more pokemon confirmed!
Dragon Ball is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama. It was originally serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1984 to 1995, with the 519 individual chapters published into 42 tankōbon volumes by Shueisha. Dragon Ball was initially inspired by the classical Chinese novel Journey to the West. The series follows the adventures of the protagonist, Goku, from his childhood through adulthood as he trains in martial arts and explores the world in search of the seven orbs known as the Dragon Balls, which summon a wish-granting dragon when gathered. Along his journey, Goku makes several friends and battles a wide variety of villains, many of whom also seek the Dragon Balls.
The 42 tankōbon have been adapted into two anime series produced by Toei Animation: Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, which together were broadcast in Japan from 1986 to 1996. Additionally, Toei has developed eighteen animated feature films and three television specials, as well as an anime sequel titled Dragon Ball GT, which takes place after the events of the manga. From 2009 to 2011, Toei broadcast a revised, faster-paced version of Dragon Ball Z under the title Dragon Ball Kai, in which most of the original version’s footage not featured in the manga was removed. Several companies have developed various types of merchandising based on the series leading to a large media franchise that includes films, both animated and live-action, collectible trading card games, numerous action figures, along with several collections of soundtracks and a large number of video games.
The manga series was licensed for an English-language release in North America by Viz Media, in the United Kingdom by Gollancz Manga, and Australia and New Zealand by Madman Entertainment. The entire anime series was licensed by Funimation Entertainment for an English-language release in the United States, although the series has not always been dubbed by the same studio. There have been many films of the franchise including the first live-action film adaptation being produced in 1989 in Taiwan. In 2002, 20th Century Fox acquired the rights to produce an American-made live-action film titled Dragonball Evolution that received a negative reception from critics and fans; the movie was released on April 10, 2009 in the United States.
Since its release, Dragon Ball has become one of the most successful manga and anime series of all time. The manga’s 42 volumes have sold over 156 million copies in Japan and more than 230 million copies worldwide, making it the second best-selling manga series in history. Reviewers have praised the art, characterization, and humor of the story. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest manga series ever made, with many manga artists such as Eiichiro Oda (One Piece), Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto), Tite Kubo (Bleach), Hiro Mashima (Rave Master, Fairy Tail) and Kentaro Yabuki (Black Cat) citing Dragon Ball as a source of inspiration for their own now popular works. The anime, particularly Dragon Ball Z, is also highly popular in various countries and was arguably one of the most influential in boosting the popularity of Japanese animation in Western culture.