I think we all have those few genres in the back of our minds we just don’t run to the theater for. Comedy is never something I particularly hunt after in films traditionally unless someone recommends it to me. So there Vince Vaughn already had the short end of the stick for me when I was younger as I always saw him in similar comedies. I did love Wedding Crashers, but I had never gravitated to another one of his movies after that (except for maybe Dodgeball and I never unfortunately watched Swingers). So when I heard that Vince Vaughn was doing an ode to the grindhouse era of film I was taken aback a bit. I was honestly confused because I grew up with Vince Vaughn comedies and had never come across him in quite a role or genre film like this. That is until Brawl in Cell Block 99. It is so uniquely distanced from a lot of Vaughn’s repertoire and stereotyped roles, with the director of Bone Tomahawk, that I felt I needed to watch this out of pure fascination. So does this film manage to break past just fascination and truly come alive or is it unfortunately back to the drawing board and quite possibly a look back at Swingers for me to find another Vaughn film to enjoy?
So here is an update after my one month hiatus! This does not mean I am back in full force however but I have a bunch of saved up things I was doing while I was gone that I will be putting up until my next surgery. Yes there is another one happening in mid-April, but I don’t want to be on break for so long. I still have to keep things moving ever so slowly!
So thanks to this I will be starting to put up more content again and hopefully in the summer of this year get started on my projects. Get started on talking to some people again on collabs and start moving forward again. The 100 follower posts are still in effect but they may take some time to do. I have one ready to go so that will also be in the bunch of posts coming starting probably tomorrow.
I am hoping that I wasn’t gone for too long. I look forward to being able to look at more posts again and hopefully make some comments! Here is to the future and all the mysteries it holds!
So what sucks is I thought I was all better and healing up just fine, and come to find out that life throws ya a curve ball and says “Too bad!” It seems like there is the strong potential for more surgery (nothing serious) on the horizon which depending on what happens may put me worse for wear than I am right now, which is unfortunate. Here’s hoping it doesn’t and makes my recovery more speedy! Coupling onto the fact that I may have carpal tunnel, my blogging time has been sufficiently cut down to size unfortunately. My year of wanting to do collaborations and do more stuff on this blog is slowly slipping away from me.
I do plan on attempting the 5 posts for my 100 follower celebration before I am put more out, but time seems to be escaping me a bit. They shall be done, but it may unfortunately take longer than was stated. February is the shortest month after all!
All that said, I will try to be reading people’s posts and commenting when I can. I may not be up for making long posts, but my long rambling comments shall not be silenced! I will try to make as much as I am still able to in the hopes that there is no need for surgery and I can focus more on my circulation problems. I don’t know when the necessity of another break will occur, just so people don’t think I dropped off the edge of the blogverse (like usual it was bound to happen again, things were going too well after all) I decided to make this post.
It’s all good and hopefully when I know I have a clean bill of health I can start doing all the things I wanted to do this year. Mainly get back to my Hunt for the Great Antagonist series of posts since it has been a while since the last one. Also those pesky best of lists that always take me far too long to decide on primarily because you constantly think to yourself “Have I watched enough?!”
On that note though I just thought it be best to let people know I shall be putting this on hold for a bit (even though I should have put this out a bit before now). When I am able to I am going to be doing a lot more, but for now I will have to yet again bid adieu for a bit. Also don’t forget to have yourselves a great day!
This is a post I honestly never thought I would make when I heard Naruto was having a continuation called…Boruto. I mean that naming sense alone gave me reason to worry. I had worries such as if the formula will change enough to give the show its own identity or will it forever be chasing the popularity of its predecessor. There are many reasons why this show is no longer in the mainstream as much as it used to be primarily because many watched Naruto and had a bad taste in their mouth because of the ending, the filler, or how much it seemed like they were milking the franchise. There isn’t a lot of positivity within anime fans who didn’t grow up watching the show and that’s quite understandable since Shippuuden was all over the place in terms of quality. It left Naruto off in a very problematic and tempestuous place that trying again with a younger generation only gave off the feeling of them still trying to metaphorically “beat a dead horse”.
Boruto has a lot of ground to make up when most people look at the legacy of Naruto and that is where the indecision comes in. The character design is a bit too similar, it feels like the same shenanigans Naruto would have gotten in or maybe it’s that opening moment from the show that had an older Boruto looking edgy as all get out. There are many ways one could look at this show negatively from the outside, and in this day and age who wants to keep up with a long running show very often, especially one that is from a franchise that has a lot to prove to non-believers like myself.
So why am I advocating for more people to watch Boruto?
Here is my positivity post of the year! YAY POSITIVITY! Let’s not get used to positive Schizoidmouse since it doesn’t happen all too often. I am quite the sourpuss you know.
With that aside I didn’t think going meticulously through why you shouldn’t watch some shows like in the past would be quite interesting and too long-winded (my posts can become that). Then again with these days of recovery I don’t have time to recap and try to reason with myself (a fight I always lose) why after watching a bunch of shows I am only going to possibly recommend 10 of potentially 30. I don’t have time for that, you don’t want to see me ramble on like the lunatic that I am as cynical as always and we save a lot more time if I just comb over my top recommendations to give a shot. It feels better on me to not trash a few shows and instead praise or awkwardly recommend shows I either enjoyed, loved to dislike or just plain think I didn’t get it but some others might. So here are 9 shows I think you might like this Winter 2018 season based on the first three to four episodes of each.
First impressions sometimes are very important. When going into an anime or looking for something to watch, there are particular things we look for in order to determine the potential of a show. The aesthetics are one thing. If a show is noticeably weak in its design scheme and overall art style, people will gladly pass over something that will be an uphill battle for affection from the get go. I mean look at the hill CGI anime need to climb in order to get recognition or even initial viewership. One of the other big elements I think plays into a show more than perhaps the synopsis is the title. A title needs to be snazzy or roll off the tongue so to speak. Something like Naruto is easy to say, easy to remember and quite simply nice to say. We can hear the punch of each syllable, Na-Ru-To. It makes us feel something on our initial viewing and can quite possibly stay in our mind longer because not only does it roll of the tongue it is also the name of the main character. A title needs to make sense while sounding nice so long-winded ones like “What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?” often come off more annoying to remember and hence why people shorten it. It feels dull because it doesn’t get to the point and roll off the tongue, plus it lacks coherency or directness with what it wants to portray (or perhaps a bit too direct…). Image is everything, and how we view something is very important. So what happens when we get a show like Evil or Live and how does its image help to cause problems for the initial viewership?
So here it is the mountaintop! It seems nice up here until you realize all the other mountaintops to climb. It has taken me a while to get here, but finally after some hard work and determination I managed to trick 100 people follow me! HAHA YOU FOOLS! Little do you know that my plot has now been put into motion with this many souls now in my possession! The end of the world is nigh!
Alright, all jokes aside I don’t know how to express my gratitude for the people who follow me. I appreciate all those who decide to look at what I write. I don’t care if a post gets 1 or 100 views in its life time so long as someone looks at it I will feel eternally grateful. For you to follow me because you liked what I wrote, now that is something just a bit more.