Wednesday, April 25, 2012

WEEKLY ROUND-UP! 4/16- 4/22



7. WORD OF THE DAY! 4/21/12. Alpha & Omega

Two of the most successful articles from the early days of the blog were a funny little diversion I called "The Book of Pokemon." Its basically the result of me using my shoddy fan knowledge of the Pokemon universe to create a biblical text that gets more insane with each entry.

6. WORD OF THE DAY! 4/16/12. Hebetude.

Oh the glory days of playing Pokemon Blue back in the day. Unfortunately, my handicap made it difficult... Did I mention that growing up I sucked at video games? It took me nearly two decades to finally getting around to finishing up Zelda: Ocarina of Time on my own and I have never gotten around to catching a Mewtwo.

P.S. I've never used a Masterball.

5. WORD OF THE DAY! 4/16/12. Sucker Punch.

Super Mutant Magic Academy is probably my favorite web comic I've discovered in a good long while. The humor is pretty damn smart, using a mix of brainy humor, grim irony, and visual gags to create a truly special experience.
4. WORD OF THE DAY! 4/22/12. Deviant.

Not only did I finally get around to sharing this incredible X-Men & Scott Pilgrim crossover art I've had squatting in my download folder for moths, I got to talk a little about the rivalry of intellectuals to sculpt the youth into their proteges.

I've probably listened to this musical from Starkids about 10 times over the last week and I think it might be my favorite of the bunch. The above fancomic encapsulates a tiny iota of the awesomeness that is the Holy Musical B@man! This is a must-see for all musical fans, very potter musical fans, and Batman fans.


I was more than happy to share my old chum's work with you guys again. His Pokemon stuff is pretty funny and pretty weird. I hope you guys check it out and, if you like it, help him out by liking it or subscribing.

This is probably the best deck I've ever built. I began with the materials provided in the Koth duel deck and then I combined it with the dozens of Red Rares I've collected since last semester when I started collecting. From the Claw of Valakuts to the Conquering Manticore, I built a casual competitive deck that is a blast to play.


Sunday, April 22, 2012

WORD OF THE DAY! 4/22/12

deviant [dee-vee-uhnt]
1. Differing from the norm.
2. A person or thing that deviates or differs markedly from the normal form.

EX. Adolescence is dangerous. That time between teenage years and adulthood? Even more so. In these formative years, a person is constantly seeking new role models and ideas to follow. During this metamorphosis, which can last from anywhere from a decade to, in some desperate case, several decades determines who that person is going to be for their rest of their life. In a round-about way, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is more about this personal journey that it is about the temporal romances of youth. It is about whether you will grow up to follow the standards set by society or will you become a deviant element. Will you be a hero or a villain? This is really the heart, the question, that lies at the center of the X-Men comics as well.

Just as in real life, some people will try to guide a young person into one philosophy or another. This is the core of mentoring and probably the factor that lies at the center of every revolution. Some contrary older, wiser men or women attempting to lead a young person into their tutelage and into their fold. This is the conflict that begins the battle of beliefs between the tolerant and pacifist X-Men and the militant and unforgiving Brotherhood. Every mutant discovered by the former friends, Prof. Charles Xavier and Magneto, have to make a choice. Do they choose the path of peace or the path of war? Do they choose reform or revolution? Do they choose to be a hero or a villain?

Your formative years are about choice.

Villain teams never wear matching costumes...