shell of the ball

I’m so upset man. I gotta see all these asian films I love so much be made into some sort of live action- and I gotta witness a bunch of bullshit cast a white person as the main character?? Like omg i wanna die lmao hollywood is horribly racist. Movies/TV Series like Aloha, Doctor Strange, The Great Wall, Ghost in the Shell, Avatar the Last Airbender, Dragon Ball, Death Note…and every single MC was white???? Give me some MC asian representation in hollywood right now PLEASE

That adorable little fella up there is Wind Up, a micro-machine that, yes, is somehow street legal, despite looking like a nervous cough would explode it into shrapnel. If Perry Watkins’ ridiculous, 41-inch-high, 26-inch-wide car looks like a coin-operated children’s ride, that’s because it is a coin-operated children’s ride – with a chassis from a Shanghai Shenke quad bike and wheels from a Monkey motorcycle.

To qualify this thing as street legal, Watkins and the folks at Perrywinkle Customs made sure that the Wind Up could hit speeds of up to 40 mph and came equipped with a windshield wiper. So never mind that you’re barreling down the street in live traffic crammed into a fetal ball, protected from asphalt death by the shell of a kiddie ride – you can see where you’re going when it rains. Safety first.

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Toonami Recap 3/19/2017 (The 20th Anniversary Edition!!!)

Samurai Jack - Jack reveals his slick new Biker Gang Samurai cosplay with his new friends. Suddenly he’s attacked by seven masked luchadoras, one of whom he kills in a coke fueled rage. All’s well that ends well, though, as he’s bombarded by hallucinatory ideations of suicide.

Dragon Ball Super - Vegeta’s having trouble getting Bulma’s motor running, while Goku learns what it’s like to be an atheist in a Christian household. Beerus, in catty fashion, is unimpressed with Goku’s new power up, as he offers him a rousing game of soccer with a white dwarf star.

Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters -  After Videl’s lesson in portion control, and having her father blatantly insulted, it’s time to draw the brackets! But, before that, the Z fighters are confronted by a creepazoid in a fancy outfit, while Goten and Trunks play Grand Wizard of the KKK. While picking numbers, Spopovich takes a trip to professional wrestling in the 1980′s when he reveals his new Roid Rage gimmick.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure - JoJo’s feeling confident in his Iron Maiden reference, but is soon after faced with Lisa Lisa’s gambling addiction. Lisa Lisa scores some backstage passes while JoJo reminisces about his days following Speedwagon on tour. There are some vampire horses. And to top it all off, we learn a little bit more about JoJo’s cougar fetish.

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 - After a short recap of the entire series, there’s a stark metaphor for the alt right’s perception of the Jewish people. In which the zionists are compared to Nazi Germany. Everyone cries at least once, while giant robots are compared to philosophy and social understanding. Some giant robots fight while a masked villain plots against their small group of pilots and we all long for the days of Gundam Wing.

Hunter x Hunter - The Hunters discover the deep web as they take a trip to Silk Road, but the Phantom Troupe have plans of their own. There’s a brief cameo from the vacuum from Teletubbies, while X The Owl from the neighborhood of make believe performs a bank heist. Then a man on PCP performs a large scale mass homicide while Kurapika shows up just in time to see how weak he is and drive his character development. 

Naruto: Shippuden - One of The Gorillaz has plans of destruction while he completely rips off the storyline to Fox’s first X-Men movie. Sakura questions her life choices as she takes up her new role as a dominatrix to “rough up” some of the locals. Then there are some strong allusions to rape while we’re given flashbacks during a fond reminiscence of childhood abuse.

One Piece - The Strawhat Pirates are finally out to sea! But, fear not, it’s only filler until their next stranding shoreside. In the mean time, Brook is having an existential lif– death crisis when he questions whether he has what it takes to be a part of Luffy’s crew. 

Ghost in The Shell: Stand Alone Complex - It’s still not as good as the movie. 

2 new Toonami Lineups: March 18th and April 22nd

Toonami lineup from March 18th:
11.00PM Samurai Jack (Season 5 Episode 2)
11.30PM Dragon Ball Super
12.00AM NEW SERIES! EXCLUSIVE! Sand Whale and Me (Episode 1)
12.30AM Jojo’s Bizzare Adventures
01.00AM Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
01.30AM HunterxHunter
02.00AM Naruto: Shippuden
02.30AM One Piece (Last episode)
03.00AM Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

April 22nd lineup:
11.00PM Samurai Jack
11.30AM Dragon Ball Super
12.00AM Dragon Ball Z Kai (Returns April 22nd at Midnight)
12.30AM Jojo’s Bizzare Adventures
01.00AM Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
01.30AM HunterxHunter
02.00AM Naruto: Shippuden
02.30AM NEW SERIES! Tokyo Ghoul (Episode 1)
03.00AM Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Perplexus Epic

[Image description: A light skinned person holding a clear plastic sphere with a blue ring around the outer shell. Inside the sphere are various tracks, rails, and obstacles. A small metal ball rests on one such track labelled “Perplexus Epic”. The background of the picture is the holder’s living room]

This toy is good for those of us who like a challenge. The object of the game is to navigate the steel ball through the obstacles inside the sphere from start to finish without falling off. These Perplexuses come in a range of difficulties and sizes; the Epic is the most difficult. I have also seen a pocket sized one for travel, but alas, do not own that yet. While it does require some degree of fine motor control and hand and arm dexterity to manipulate, it isn’t heavy. Overall, I like it so far, even if I haven’t won yet lol.

Purchased from: Target (physical store)

Price: $$$$$ (greater than $20USD, tax not included)

Toonami Night Review: Fuckin’ Bubbles Edition

Well last night was just full of feels wasn’t it! First with the excitement of the premiere of Samurai Jack, and then sadness of Caesar’s death JJBA, as well news of One Piece’s departure. While kind of a buzzkill to ruin the mood last night, it was still nonetheless another great run for the block.

I should be excited that we’ll be getting Tokyo Ghoul on Toonami, as I have never seen the series. But on the other hand, I was really getting into watching One Piece, as it had become one of my favorite shows on the block. If anything, I would’ve thought Naruto would get the axe, considering I’ve seen more people on the Toonami Tumblr liveblog more excited for One Piece than that. But hey, ratings are ratings I guess.

Oh well. According to one of the users that commented on one of my posts, skoodledoodledoo I think it was, there’s going to be one short filler episode before One Piece’s run on Toonami comes to an end. So with that said, prepare your feels for next week as our favorite pirate crew will sail off into sunset one last time on the block.

And on one last note. While I enjoyed Toonami’s music video send off for the show, I think a more fitting tune they could have used would’ve been Bink’s Brew/Sake, considering the last main story arc we finished was Thriller Bark. But hey, the music they used in the video pretty good.

But enough ranting, onto the recap!

Samurai Jack: Our favorite samurai is back, but is in pretty rough shape. Along with losing his sword, he’s been going through some PTSD from not having saved his people from Aku’s tyranny. But even so, he’s still able to take on Aku’s minions and save those in need.

Meanwhile, a female cult of Aku begin training young assassins from birth to kill Samurai Jack. And after years of grueling preparation, they’re finally sent to hunt down and eliminate wondering swordsman.

Dragon Ball Super: Super Saiyan God Goku and Lord Beerus duke it out as everyone else watches from a bubble-shaped ship, while King Kai begins having a couple of panic attacks.

DBZ Kai: Goten and Trunks continue their fight, as well as astound the crowd with their unbelievable power. In the end Trunks is the winner and gets to take on Mr. Satan, who he soon sends flying into a brick wall because Trunks has no concept of restrain it seems.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: After we’re given Caesar’s backstory, we watch as the young Hamon user takes on Wamuu, and almost succeeds before being mortally wounded. With his remaining strength, Caesar snatches the Pillar Man’s lip ring, and uses his remaining Hamon to send it to JoJo.

Upon arriving too late, JoJo and Lisa Lisa find Caesar’s blood bubble containing the lip ring antidote, and eventually the stone cross that crushed him. They then grieve for the loss of their close friend, before going after Wamuu inside the abandoned hotel.

Gundam Unicorn: Banagher is stuck in the middle of the desert, Mineva takes in some words of wisdom from an old man while eating at his diner, Merida is being brainwashed by the Vist Foundation, and Bright Noa once again has to put up with the Earth Federation’s mess.

Hunter X Hunter: Gon and Killua reunite with Leorio, who comes up with a way to pick up cash, by having Gon arm wrestle people and win all the time. Meanwhile, the Phantom Troupe is off to plunder and murder, and Kurapika and Melody get to know one another as they look out for potential threats.

Naruto Shippuden: Naruto and the others deal with a little bit of Resident Evil, as the Tsuchigumo villagers are turned into zombies by Shiranami, who’s about to conduct a satanic looking ritual to activate the forbidden jutsu on Hotaru’s back.

One Piece: The Straw Hats completely wreck Spa Island, defeat Duran and his henchmen, and manage to rescue Sayo. While reuniting the two sisters, Lina notices a large X in the ocean, which is revealed to be an underwater volcano, which soon releases steam and creates a rainbow halo in the sky.

A few days later, after the Straw Hats drop off the two sisters, they soon receive a letter from the two’s pet sea raccoon Nukky. Apparently the sisters figured out how to create a rainbow gem and succeed in making one, just as their father returns to them alive and for them to live happily together.

Along with the letter, the sisters had sent the Straw Hats the rainbow gem they created as thanks for their help. As Luffy and his crew look in awe at the jewel, it soon begins to rain candy on them which causes Luffy to accidentally drop it, and Nami to frantically order everyone to find it.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: While Togusa and Batou find the police’s main suspect dead, Motoko and the others try to prevent the Superintendent-General from being assassinated by his own bodyguards, who have had their cyberbrains hacked by a virus.

While trying to protect the Superintendent-General, Section 9 soon discover that hacked police units aren’t the only ones trying to assassinate him, but random civilians as well who are proclaiming to be the Laughing Man. The twist is that they’re cyberbrains aren’t even hacked, and are doing it at their own free will.

After the Superintendent-General is escorted to safety, and all the assassins are apprehended, the police are left wondering what caused a whole bunch of unrelated people to try and kill one man. With the threat over, Aramaki begins having Section 9 investigate further into the Laughing Man Case.

That’s it for the recap. Looking forward to next Saturday night for the next epic adventure of Samurai Jack, as well as to see One Piece one last time before it’s no longer on Toonami.

Until then, see you guys later and Stay Gold!

Originally posted by wrybrando

“Apparently, there’s a whole underground market for Pokémon that are caught in rare Poké Balls. If you thought that a 500-Poké Magikarp was a bad deal, you’ll lose your mind when you see a 500,000-Poké price tag on a Magikarp caught in a Fast Ball. And that amount triples if the Magikarp is a female, since for some weird reason, all of that Magikarp’s offspring will come in that special ball when you get them from the day care.

“It’s a real shady business, and I don’t want anything to do with it at all. But you have to wonder, why are people shelling out millions of Pokés just for a different-colored ball? It does seem like the type of market that anyone would find extremely hard to get out of, though.”