Some of My Favorites: Nine Western Animated Movie Specials!

Does anyone remember those hour-long movie specials for cartoons, back in the day? Yeah, you know them.  The over-hyped specials that would be advertised at every opportunity, the ones that Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, and of course, Nickelodeon were notorious for.  But did we, as viewers, really expect anything amazing from the newest Spongebob hour-long special, orContinue reading “Some of My Favorites: Nine Western Animated Movie Specials!”

Reading Between Reviews: Red Vs Blue, Season 15!

Now we gotta wait for Season 16, huh? Well, Season 15 of Red Vs Blue was certainly an interesting ride.  Between Joe Nicolosi’s role as the director, the new Halo 5 game engine, and the one season story format, season 15 was…rather unique, to say the least.  It did a lot, innovated in many ways,Continue reading “Reading Between Reviews: Red Vs Blue, Season 15!”

My Top Ten Story Arcs in Western Animation

Western Animated shows, on the whole, are fundamentally different from anime in a number of ways. The tropes they employee, their general reputation, the style they use–it all combines to create a more lighthearted, comedic atmosphere in comparison to the Japanese medium many know and love.  This has led to a format where most WesternContinue reading “My Top Ten Story Arcs in Western Animation”

Crafting The Perfect Story: The Three Elements of Storytelling

Everyone looks at stories differently.  It’s why people have differing opinions when it comes to stories that we enjoy.  Some of us like anime, manga, or other similar Japanese stories.  Others enjoy the attachment of watching actors on the big screen, or experiencing stories first-hand through a video game. Stories are universal, but as weContinue reading “Crafting The Perfect Story: The Three Elements of Storytelling”

My Top Five Western Animated Movies

Haven’t talked about animations in the Western world in awhile. Movies in theaters tend to have many more advantages than other, less popular animations.  These movies have the benefits of directly leading to revenue, of being advertised everywhere, and satiating a need for cinematic entertainment.  Western animated movies are popular on a level that is farContinue reading “My Top Five Western Animated Movies”

My Top Ten Stories of All Time! 10-8

Stories impact people. Stories are those things which are considered timeless, a series of events which some people consider important enough to keep on telling.  They engage us, suck us into the lives of characters that aren’t even real, and teach us lessons that transcend the ordinary, and yet find real, true application.  Stories areContinue reading “My Top Ten Stories of All Time! 10-8”

A Coming-of-Age Story: Bubbles, and Innocence in Steven Universe!

Steven Universe is a show that starts out strange, odd, completely weird, and grows to become something with ridiculous amounts of depth.  From the story of a young boy who has his powers triggered by Cookie Cat Ice Cream bars, to a complex tale of how the passing of one Rose Quartz has changed theContinue reading “A Coming-of-Age Story: Bubbles, and Innocence in Steven Universe!”

My Five Favorite Western Animations

You know, I’ve been concentrating a lot on the worlds of anime and video games.  For all my talk about appreciating all sorts of media, I really haven’t been giving any love to other forms for the entirety of this blog’s existence, save for Lucid 9 and Miraculous Ladybug months ago.  That being said, I’dContinue reading “My Five Favorite Western Animations”