the movi was pretty meh

guess who got to watch wonder woman in all her 3D glory this afternoon

this girl

Some Chinese Cartoons

One day I’ll add pics and make this actually formal and stuff. But for now…

我为歌狂/Music Up:

Summary: Two musically talented, insanely popular high school guys - but that’s about all they have in common. In fact, they hate each other’s guts. And yet, through complicated circumstances, they and two others join to form a four-man band, “OPEN.” Both individually and as a band, they face a variety of problems: financial, academic, familial, romantic, and everything in between, in order to pursue their dreams. (52 eps)

Commentary: This is set in modern(ish) day, real world. Made in 2001, so keep that mind when considering the animation quality. They do have a lot of good songs, since this IS a show about singers and pop bands. Overall the tone is pretty light. Some things are a lot more dramatic than they need to be but that’s fantastic. And a lot of the problems are highly relatable. Development of characters and relationships is def one of the selling points. HUGELY nostalgic for me and a lot of Chinese people it seems haha

Links: the second opening.

战龙四驱/Go For Speed:

Summary: Two years ago, the genius high schooler Fei won the minicar (4WD) racing Nationals. But only shortly afterward, he disappeared, with only a short note hinting at why. Now, his younger brother Dragon follows in his footsteps, designing and creating his own minicars to compete in the tournaments and steadily working his way up through the rankings. Along the way, he meets many people, makes friends and enemies, and struggles to find Fei and his reason for leaving. (64 eps)

Commentary: Modern/slightly future-day, real world (Shanghai!!). Okay so this show is based around like the gimmick of “minicar racing” - not sure what to really call it. The races are surprisingly fun to watch actually imo, with the technological abilities of the minicars, interactions between players, and obstacles to pass… but you’d probably have to decide that for yourself. For me, the biggest draw was probably the surprising number of subplots, which explore the complex relationships between all the characters - literally every single side character is well established and developed. Family and familial relationships play a pretty big role. Revenge and forgiveness are there too. I got hooked into this show when it was airing on TV solely because of one character haha. Caveat that it starts slow, I don’t know how much you’d actually like this, there needs to be some suspension of disbelief, and the animation quality isn’t fantastic… rip

Links: (a trailer, in english for some reason even though i’ve never found an english dubbed version of this and don’t want to. It mostly focuses on the racing aspect, but as before, don’t let that fool you, it’s surprisingly deep. Come for the races, stay for the chars) since when was this on youtube?? :o WAIT HOLY SHIT SINCE WHEN DOES THIS HAVE ENGLISH SUBS THIS IS A GAME CHANGER AAAAA NOW LIKE I MIGHT GO REWATCH THIS - just kidding, only the first episode. Man what a letdown

弹珠传说/Danzhu Legend:

Summary: This is a world where people have Danzhu battles: competitions involving channeling your magic energy into Shooters to launch marble-like Danzhu at targets. These objects have great power, but, so far, no one has decided to take advantage of it… until now. One day, a young boy who has always dreamed of becoming a Danzhu battler is chosen by one of the five Legendary Shooters. He journeys into the mountains to seek training from the Danzhu Master, where he meets the other four Legendary wielders and learns that their job is to stop the evil threatening to take over their world. (52 eps)

Commentary: Fantasy world. So this is like your pretty standard “boy discovers power and works to save the world” story, but still enjoyable in its own right. The gimmick of this are the aforementioned Danzhu. The Guardians are also very important; all Shooters are linked to a spiritual animal/creature/something that’s the basis of power. The battles are all very cool! Quick disclaimer: for various reasons I am more familiar with this show than maybe any other of the ones here. This fact made me appreciate how much potential this story had, but also made me realize all of its flaws. There are a lot of things it could have done better - character development jumps to mind, because aside from the MC and one of the antagonists, most of them don’t change all that much. Also there’s lots of recycled animation. Just keep these caveats in mind. However, I still found the adventure/plot/magic very exciting to watch, a healthy dose of idealism and humor as well as tension/smarts/raw courage, so if you’re interested in that aspect more, I’d recommend this!

Links: ALL THE EPISODES ARE ON YOUTUBE ONCE MORE PRAISE this is very helpful for me because when i needed them to be on youtube, someone had like taken all of them down, which was very upsetting, but now they are back again, glorious playlist isn’t in order but you should watch the opening theme to get a feel for it - if you want even more of a feel, watch to 4:50, which is kinda like a prologue and a better summary of what I said above lol

开心宝贝/Happy Heroes:

Summary: Just read what’s on tvtropes tbh haha (link below) (Ongoing, 10 seasons, 52 eps each (except season 8 which was 40 eps) )

Commentary: Imo the best seasons were 3, 5, 6, and 8. After 8 the animation style changed a bit and the humor quality kinda went down…well, that might just be me, though. Either way, though, there are so many amazing earlier episodes, and I’ve gotten really attached to all the characters. It being a kids show, there’s no super deep plot or lasting impact of anything (aside from the last arc of season 7, heh. I remember watching when it came out in 2014 and flipping out bc I did NOT expect that, knowing HH) but it’s still thoroughly enjoyable. There are also two movies: the second movie is kinda confusing and meh but the first movie is pretty good and I think you can find it on youtube. In fact I believe all the episodes are on youtube, but I imagine you have those links already

Links: is the channel with everything. Watch the trailer for season 8! It’s v epic and got me hyped when it released.


Movie 1: (there are english subs too! haha)

Movie 2 isn’t worth watching trust me

星游记/Rainbow Sea:

Summary: Years ago, a man dressed in all red made a declaration to the universe: behind the largest black hole was a mysterious place called Rainbow Sea, a place where any dream could be fulfilled. Enchanted by the stories, people from across the universe joined the man in red in his journey. Unfortunately, no one ever returned. Rainbow Sea was scoffed at as a myth and a lie. The man in red was cursed, nicknamed by people as the Red Demon. The sinister organization known as the Galactic Eyes quietly gained control of the Solar System and numerous other star systems, sealing off the planet where the Red Demon had come from, Earth, and forbidding any ships from entering or leaving. Now, ten years later, the Red Demon’s son Maidang has reached adolescence and is determined to fulfill the pinky promise made to his father before he left: to reunite with him at Rainbow Sea.

Commentary: Quality stuff right here. Best part is the backstories of all these characters, there’s some really moving stuff. The characters are p great - Maidang is so inspiring, Gudong is highly relatable, Diya is awesome… The art style (esp for their eyes) is really nice. …Not much else to say off the top of my head, esp since the story is far from over, but even if it starts off slow, this is definitely worth your time!

Links: all the episodes. The opening theme/sequence was what got me hooked, you should def watch it (up to like 1:20 or whatever, then if you want like a prologue watch to like 3:07)

26 eps so far. Season 2 and after are apparently going to be “web movies” instead of episodes, something like 60 minutes each, and will cost money (rip) but I’m sure they’ll show up for free somewhere eventually. Fingers crossed this’ll be soon. Wanna join me in hiatus hell :DD


Summary: Kan is happily chatting with his closest friend on an ordinary school day when, all of a sudden, he finds himself pulled into an alternate fantasy world. This world is filled with Zinba, large and powerful creatures that may form bonds with select humans, called Linkers, for immense battle power. After becoming a Linker with one of the strongest Zinba ever to exist, Kan joins the peacekeeping Dux force of the kingdom of Toria and fights against the various evils threatening the land, all while trying to find his way back to his own world. (52 eps)

Commentary: Okay, so you know, I wouldn’t recommend this as much as some of the others on this list, esp since it’s the most recent Chinese show I actually watched, but it made enough of an impact on me to have it worth talking about. I started watching bc a) it showed up as recommended for me on youtube, b) the opening is SICK as HECK, and c) the protag of this is voiced by the same person as the protag of DZL, and generally looks/acts kinda similar haha. Anyway, overall thoughts: basically, it had a lot of unrealized potential. The world and the character designs are AMAZING. I liked the animation. The plot is interesting, with a surprising number of plot twists as to who’s the real ultimate villain. But there could have been So Much More development – we could’ve gotten more thorough backstories for the main crew, for example, or seen more of the world/magic/tech, but instead a lot of the people as well as Zinba just… exist, as static and boring entities. There were like two interesting characters total (Kan’s aforementioned “normal” friend being one of them heh). Kan himself was suuuuper annoying, esp at the beginning. (can you tell I really appreciate/prioritize the characters of a show?) However, some moments were quite well done and epic, and I wrote some fanfiction and commentary on basically every episode, so it holds a place in my heart. Also, there is a full English dub lmaooo (the voices suck but the translations for names/places/etc are interesting) (episode 1 has 318k views??? That’s a TON for a chinese cartoon)

Links: the opening which is good and worth watching, full playlist, lol

One of these things

Tag 10 people you want to get to know better, I just copied they way @fragmentsofyouth did this.

I was Tagged by the wonderful @fragmentsofyouth

Relationship status: Single by choce

Favourite colour/s: I prefer wearing autumnal colours, burgundies, blues, browns but my av colour is purple, especially when mixed with blues and greens

Lipstick or chapstick: Chapstick

Three favourite foods: Curry (especially a dupiazza), 4am kebab, a lush fresh salad

Last song you listened to: Literally as i type this Your Hand in Mine by Tracey Chattaway (ngl never heard of it its just a random playlist I put on)

Last movie I watched: It follows, thought it was pretty meh tbh…

Top 3 shows; Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Planet Earth (long may Attenborough Reign)

Top 3 Bands/musicians: DNCE, Kygo, OK Go

Books I’m currently reading: Do my school books count? 

Im tagging @archiveofthemoon @daemoniapleasure @alivit91 @underworldpoppy and anyone else that follows me - all like 20 of you 

anonymous asked:

Finally - finally - watched AmAs last weekend. Debating about a re-watch simply to see DOB do his thing. He seems to work from such a quiet place in himself as an actor - which makes him riveting to watch. Aside from that & enjoying, per usual, Mr. Keaton & Sanaa Latham, the movie itself was pretty derivative & ‘meh’ at best. More exploration of the relationships/motivations & a little less body count & Taylor Kitsch scenery chewing could have given us a more interesting ’assassin’ film.

I enjoyed it a lot actually.  But I did watch it like five times, ha!

Tag Game

I was tagged by @bennbee, thank you so much !!

THE RULES: Answer 30 questions and tag people (originally 20 but I don’t have 20 relatives here lol)

1. nicknames: Matou IRL and Walker online

2. gender: female

3. star sign: Libra

4. height: 1m63 so 5’4’’  I guess

5. time: 2pm

6. birthday: October 10th

7. favorite band(s) : Twenty One Pilots, Clair de Lune, Faun, the OffSpring, Sleigh Bells, Amon Marath and Powerwolf  (I also knows all ABBA songs per heart)

8. favorite solo artist(s): omg so many ? Hkan Hellström, Sam Cooke, Harry Belafonte, Otis Spann, RAC and more recently Sam Smith and Hozier

9. song stuck in my head: Who’s Ya Daddy by Juvenile

10. last movie I watched: About Time (meh even with Domhnall pretty face in it)

11. last show I watched: Deep Ocean (fishies lifes narrated by David Attenborough whose name I don’t know how to spell)

12. when did I create my blog: 2011, and it’s still the same one !

13. what do I post: I’m a useless fandom goblin that only reblog and don’t post anything original

14. last thing I googled: stardew valley wiki because I forgot what I could gift Emily for her birthday

15. do I have any other blogs: yup ! a thorki one here and a witch/pagan/norse mythos one here 

16. do I get asks: never, which make totally sense lol

17. why I chose my url: because 2011 me was a Loki stan coupled with a norse mythology nerd (and still is lol)  It’s from a myths books quote which describre Loki as « traveler, silent and precise walker through the many paths of the Life Tree »  or smth equivalent.

18. following: 700 people since yesterday !

19. followers: 196 (I think there is at least 100 porn bots in there lol)

20. There wasn’t a question here, so I’ll just tell you my fav color because 5 yo me is secretly sad that no one ask this anymore :  it’s turquoise, and yes it’s very cliché and pretentious, fuck you it’s pretty and it look like the sea

21. average hours of sleep: 8-10

22. lucky number: 9 

23. instruments: trumpet, celtic flute and in my opinion I totally rock the bagpipes but everyone else seems to disagree.

24. what am I wearing: a star wars pajama

25. Here’s another emoji: 🌊

26. dream job: Park ranger or Marine biologist 🐟🐠

27. dream trip: a very cliché road trip through the USA.

28. favorite food: Cheese (and bread) 🍞🧀🍞🧀

29. nationality: French (and now previous answer sound ridiculous haha)

30. Favorite season: Fall🍁🍁

I’m tagging @cafeine-free@dragonsingondolin@huxlikespink@freaky-fan-girl, @sitharmitage, @omega-hux and @techiehux  because I see your names the most often on tumblr and I want to be nosy :D (feel free to ignore if you don’t feel like doing it/have already done it like 20 times)

anonymous asked:

how did you first encounter kylux

On a fb page ! Some screenshot of a tumblr post and some art I think… then I did my own google image search and discovered the existence of Hux !
At the time, I was way past my Star Wars obsession phase (more into Star Trek) so I hadn’t seen TFA in theater and the only pic I knew of Kylo was the not so flattering one in the snow so I was pretty meh about the movie.  
It’s really Kylux (and especially Hux) that dragged me back into Star Wars and the new trilogy ahah 

sausage party
  • me upon watching the trailer: Hmm...doesn't seem half bad...the art's's got a nice premise...alright...
  • me upon reading the script: OH MY GOODNESS NO!
  • me upon giving it some thought: Egh, it's immature and the script's bad but I mean it could lead to greater things in the animation industry.
  • me upon watching it: Haha, the hotdog said fuck.
  • me upon writing the review: Meh, pretty underwhelming for a movie with a food orgy. Could have been so much worse.
  • me upon seeing the animators were treated like shit: Well fuck me.

fuckyeahmaxwelledison  asked:

No, I'm serious. You obviously really liked it, and I, while I saw some bright spots, was pretty meh about the movie as a whole. DC is stubbornly refusing to learn from any of the MCU's successes. I'm trying to figure out what you saw that I didn't, and while I was a bit sarcastic there, I am genuinely curious. I obviously cared enough to have pre-ordered midnight showing tickets, I wasn't bored on a tuesday when I saw this movie.

“DC is stubbornly refusing to learn from any of the MCU’s successes.”

Because there’s only one way to tell super hero stories, right? Or are, say, Batman ‘66 and The Dark Knight Returns equally valid interpretations of the same character?

Dear god, I enjoy the Marvel films as much as the next person, but at the same time I’m getting tired of the same formula over and over again. There’s room in the world for different takes, interpretations and styles.

When it comes to Superman, it feels like people want the Christopher Reeve take again and again and again…but Superman Returns showed that what that leads to is me falling asleep in the cinema. I liked Man of Steel and BvS because it showed a different Superman, a Superman who’s still developing his moral compass, who’s still learning what it means to be Superman. That doesn’t mean that other takes on Superman aren’t still valid…that’s precisely my point…these characters have been around for seventy years, there’s no definitive Superman, or Batman, that’s the one true version of those characters.

Why is “grimdark” valid when Marvel adapt a character closely associated with Frank Miller but not when DC do it? Why the acclaim for Daredevil and Jessica Jones (and DD season 2 was a hot mess plot wise) and not for BvS? Because one’s for adults and one’s for children? My kids loved BvS! Look at the video games and TV shows kids are watching…I think they’re ok with Batman and Superman having a bit of a fight.

As for the point about seeing Bruce’s parents die again (which we saw in Gotham, remember, and nobody complained about that)….yes, you and I have seen many times before…but, I can guarantee you that a large slice of the BvS audience hasn’t, or if they have they’ve completely forgotten about it. Because most people really aren’t into this stuff like we are. That said, I think they did it really well, didn’t dwell on it, got it out of the way quickly and moved on.

I think a lot of the problem here is that people went into the film wanting a Marvel movie. If I want a Marvel movie then I’ll go see a Marvel movie, god knows there are enough of them. I want DC to give me something different, else what’s the point?

Now, can I get back to reading my book?