The Ideal Anime Hero

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Two notes before I begin:

  1. While the term “Hero” may imply the use of male characters as an archetype, I am using the term as a gender-neutral definition, such that this post can (and will) feature descriptions and characteristics applicable to both sexes.
  2. This post will be very similar in structure to a previous post about creating my perfect “waifu.” While that post was more of a Valentine-esque joke, this post will (generally) be serious.

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Ranking the Oscars 2019 Best Picture Candidates

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One thing to clarify before I get going:

I have only seen six of the eight films nominated for Best Picture this year, with Vice and BlackKklansman being those out of the picture. I do not typically see every film nominated on a yearly basis, but I do try to watch as many as I can so long as they don’t feel like overinflated goop (interpret that as you may). Continue reading “Ranking the Oscars 2019 Best Picture Candidates”

You Don’t Need to Beat a Game to Properly Review It

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On the range of controversial gaming opinions, I’m not 100% sure where this is. I know videogamedunkey’s Game Critics video makes it apparent that he feels game critics should generally finish games before reviewing them, and I think many game purists would agree. I don’t think this opinion is as controversial as it is different, and to some, counter-intuitive, which I get. Having reviewed over forty games in my time as a video game reviewer, I’ve come to terms with the fact presented within the title of this post: I don’t think one needs to complete a game to review it. Continue reading “You Don’t Need to Beat a Game to Properly Review It”

Nintendo Directs Should Never Be Labeled as “Wastes of Time”

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This is a bit of an impromptu post, as it’s essentially a reaction post to some reaction tweets to the conclusion of Nintendo’s latest Direct. For the minority who aren’t aware, Nintendo broadcasts livestreams of updates concerning their upcoming gaming line-up and hardware and such. These “Directs” are often done once every one or two months, and are constantly hyped up to reveal phenomenal amounts of information (such as new games in big-name franchises). Inevitably, these Directs are sure to disappoint some, and what someone said after the latest one really didn’t sit well with me. They became the inspiration for this post; should they feel proud of the effect they had on me? Probably.

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Top 10 NFL Players Who Have Earned a Championship, but Probably Won’t Get One (2019 Edition)

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About five years ago, I wrote a piece on then-current NFL players who most deserved a championship win on their resume based on their on-field performance, but were unlikely to get one due to their team’s success or their current age. Since then, seven of the ten players I included onto the list have retired—only one of them ended up getting a Super Bowl ring. With an ongoing game such as the NFL, revisions are necessary in order to keep lists interesting and current, honoring players for their craft while also instilling a sense of history. Four seasons and seven retired players seem adequate enough to update this list. Continue reading “Top 10 NFL Players Who Have Earned a Championship, but Probably Won’t Get One (2019 Edition)”

NFL Coaches Should Be Allowed to Challenge Everything

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There are many within the football world who are hurt, shocked, appalled, or a combination of the three by the results of the recent NFC Championship Game between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints. The outcry has gotten so intense that many theorize that the NFL will officially look into expanding replay reviewor maybe not. Continue reading “NFL Coaches Should Be Allowed to Challenge Everything”

Nick Foles Won’t Flourish Without a Great System

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With the exception of Jim Plunkett and Earl Morrall, Nick Foles is likely the greatest back-up quarterback of all time, and I would argue the best back-up quarterback of the twenty-first century. For whatever reason, the Philadelphia Eagles of 2017 and 2018 played tremendously well when he was under center, but his natural talent and skillset as a quarterback pales in comparison to incumbent starter Carson Wentz. Because of this, Foles will probably test free agency this offseason, much to the chagrin of hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans who adore him as a hero for defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

And to those looking to bid for his services, I would advise taking a trip down the recent years of NFL lore. Continue reading “Nick Foles Won’t Flourish Without a Great System”