Like always and forever, Pikachu is one of the most notable members on the roster of Super Smash Bros. I was delighted to see him as Pikachu Libre (from Pokken Tournament) this time, or should I mean her. All pikachus with heart tails are female. The other costume variants of Pikachu in Ultimate are male.
Thursday, January 31, 2019
I did a similar project about a year ago. Once I was done with the popcorn in this Christmas bucket, I decided to spray paint it, rather than throw it away. They make good solid trash cans.
I had some Krylon spray paint left over from another project. Had plenty to do the can with. It's in high gloss with the color navy blue.
Here's it when it's done. You can't hide the designs (with ease anyway) but with a trash bag over it, you can't really tell either way.
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
While far from the most important character in the series, I liked Isobel. She's Matthew's mother, and she is with him when he reads the letter than informs him that he is the heir to the Earldom at Downton.
Last year as winter was starting, I started watching The Seven Deadly Sins. It was one of the few "Netflix Original" anime series, and probably its most notable. I really liked the first season for its faults, and I really didn't wait to see the next season, which was dubbed Signs of Holy War by the anime TV team.
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
This stage originated in Melee, returned for Brawl, but was left out of Smash 4. But it came back for Smash Bros. Ultimate. While it was never in my top favorites, I do like it. It's also based on a stage nobody remembers from Super Mario 64, as the Melee game predated Super Mario Sunshine.
"The symbol of America should be the Statue of Liberty, not a thirty-foot wall."
-Chuck Schumer (D-NY)
Chuck Schumer (U.S. Senator and Senate Minority Leader) has done a decent job standing up to Trump and his GOP cronies. This border wall is a ridiculous idea. It's expensive (way more than what Trump is asking, by the way), easily sawed through, and just puts society (didn't we hate the Berlin Wall?) backward. People often think of America and the Statue of LIBERTY with such respect. If American becomes synonymous for a wall of lies, politics, and racism, Lady Columbia and Uncle Sam will shed more than a few years.
Monday, January 28, 2019
While it doesn't feel like it, but Hotel Transylvania is getting to be a pretty long tenured animated movie franchise. I enjoyed the first two films quite a lot, but I was a bit dubious on the third film. Mainly because many in the genre, start to run out of steam in the ideas department. Maybe not enough to derail it but certainly dilutes the quality.
Sunday, January 27, 2019
I remember Ness back during the original game on the N64. Along with Captain Falcon, I had no idea who he was until Super Smash Bros. Since his Earthbound game on SNES, he hasn't had anything else. One of the few in the original cast to be considered to be cut (in Melee and Brawl in favor of Lucas) but he's survived and has been on every roster in the series.
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Friday, January 25, 2019
This stage originated from the original game on N64, and it's always been one of my favorites. A simple stage with skyscrapers, but it's very balanced.
I didn't see this photo until the other day of my 2nd youngest niece Little R and Chuck E. Cheese from her sister's birthday party. Her cousin Little K screamed in horror two years ago but Little R seems to be okay with the mouse.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
This item isn't new to the series, but it came from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. I would say Ocarina of Time, but I'm pretty sure the hood didn't increase your running speed then. Like Majora's Mask, in the Smash Bros. games it increases the user's running speed.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
For most of the series, Arthur is the crown-prince, but unlike most stories, Arthur starts out as a horrid prince of questionable morality. Merlin meets him and his thrown in jail for trying to slap him. But somehow ends up being his "servant" instead.
Colette was a movie I had no idea existed until about two weeks ago. I was looking at a list of new movies to come out on Blu-Ray and it caught my eye. That's mainly due to its star Keira Knightley, whom I've always had such high respect for even since I first noticed her back in the early 2000's. Colette is a biographical film by a "independent" movie director, which on paper reeks of what we call "Oscar bait".
Monday, January 21, 2019
My local library had this piece of history on display. It was made in 1865 in Spartanburg by African-American citizens grateful for the American (Union) soldiers there to keep the peace and to ensure civil rights were being enforced in the local area.
Sunday, January 20, 2019
This item from Super Mario 64, has been around in the Super Smash Bros. series for a long time, and hasn't really changed since then. While I'm not shocked it's still here, I'm thankful they have kept it in the game.
“There’s a lot of racism in this country disguised as patriotism.”
At first I was rather skeptical of Colin Kaepernick's protests, but I then heard his reasoning why and that he switched from sitting down to kneeling during the national anthem due to a NFL and military veteran's suggestion. But that wasn't good enough for racist white people who somehow think kneeling for a cross should be mandatory (not many of them actually believe in religious freedom) but kneeling for an anthem is disrespectful. And somehow these protests are "Un-American" while suggesting Trump's collusion with Russia is not a reason to be impeached. It was never about the anthem.
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Old Fox McCloud was one of my favorites in the original N64 game and Melee, but I think they have just nerfed him too much in Brawl. And hasn't gotten any better since then.
This was taken earlier this month while we were at the mall. Daisy had her Chick Fil A and I had some Sbarro. I didn't mind this mall trip as the post-Christmas season made it almost a ghost town in there.
Friday, January 18, 2019
While I was bit puzzled on him at first sight, it didn't take me long to figure out this was Mordred in the Merlin TV series. Merlin sees him first as a boy, a druid hiding from the King and his guards due to his hatred of magic.
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Back in August I mentioned that I saved a lost and starving puppy we found wandering in the road near my mom's house. A co-worker adopted him that night and she showed me how he was doing not long ago. He's a big boy now and very sweet. From what I hear, he stays mostly indoors, spoiled thing.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Netflix never fails to surprise me every now and then. While they make nearly countless "Original Series", they seemed to really want to make sure everyone knew that She-Ra and the Princesses of Power was coming. I didn't quite watch the old She-Ra from the 1980's, as it was a bit before my time. I did watch a little of He-Man, who is the twin-brother of Adora who transforms into She-Ra when she gets her magical sword. I was originally going to ignore the series, but for the bits and pieces Netflix was feeding me, I was curious about it. I also heard they add some subtle LGBT characters, which is rather "brave" for a show crafted mostly for a younger crowd.