I know that I have interacted with numerous roleplay blogs via this particular one but really, this is not at all a roleplay blog. It was never meant to be a roleplay blog and it most definitely never will be. This blog was solely meant for me to post whatever catches my interest and possibly whatever thoughts I might want to share and informational news I happen to come across, be it about conspiracy theories and information.
However I do have three roleplay blogs ready to be roleplayed with. I am considering on creating a fourth and wondering if it should be a Predator RP blog that is meant for one of my Aliens vs Predator characters. Until then, I have three characters who are ready to RP with.
Unusual things have been occurring within the Philadelphia area. Things unexpected, things which go bump in the night. There has been a rise of paranormal activity, sightings of creatures of folklore and myth have been reported. News reports of genetic aberrations and human experiments gone awry escaping from laboratories and cover-ups have been made. Crime has been at an all time rise in the midst of a power struggle between local gangs and criminal families.
Human potential has been awakened. Citizens choosing to either do incredible good or evil have established themselves as heroes and villains. The City of Philadelphia has become a stomping grounds for the supernatural and superhuman. Dimensional barriers between realms forgotten and the modern world have deteriorated, and there have been few crossed over between realms.
And to make things even more unusual… Unidentified Flying Objects and Extraterrestrials have been sighted in the city of Philadelphia.
As much as I like Predator crossovers.. How come they always feature the Predator, you know, losing? That’s just something that has always bugged me. It’s like the Predator is not allowed to win these kinds of things when they are physically more than capable of winning against some of these enemies. And with some of the tech they have too..
Why is it that whenever it comes to fanfiction, fan-art and even videos like this.. Predators always get screwed over?
About your comment on the Frozen post on the-unpopular-opinions: I swear to God I was the same way until I watched the movie. One of best friends got into the fandom and I got pretty pissed because I was so fucking sick of seeing Frozen all over my dash, but then I ended up watching it like a month later and now I obsess over it (and feel like a dick that I hated it before)... Long story short don't go hating on a movie until you've seen it :)
Here’s the thing about that.. I am not really that much of a fan of Disney. Even when I go see the movies, and if I end up liking them, I don’t end up fanatical about it to where I am hawking the films. Not even Disney-Pixar’s feature films. I really have no intentions of seeing the film as it doesn’t cater to my interest but I feel like the Frozen fandom has shoved Elsa, Anna and the movie down my throat.
It’s like how Bronies were shoving ponies down everyone else’s throat to convert everyone into being a Brony or Pegasister.. And I am a FORMER Brony who woke up from the Equestrian nightmare. History is repeating itself, this time for Frozen.
I wanted to see the movie when it came out but now.. I am just so off-put by it that I don’t want to see it. Seeing Elsa on my dashboard, my DeviantArt inbox.. I’m tired of seeing it. I’m even put-off from seeing the movie because Tumblr and the Internet has become one big free advertisement for the movie.
A movie which caught me by surprise this year was Jose Padhilla’s Robocop 2014 reboot.. and I was critical of the changes until I saw the movie and liked it. Was I off put by it by the fandom? No.. cause no one hawked the movie til I was off-put by the raving.
Look.. I get that a lot of folks love Frozen, or love Disney.. but I am not a part of the Tumblr fandoms. If I see Frozen.. it’ll probably be when the hype dies down but even then, and if I like the movie..
I’ll still take Alien, Predator, T-800 and Alex J. Murphy over Elsa any day.
While this fight has been done by Dark Horse and of course Dynamite Comics years late on, it was bound that ScrewAttack do their own interpretation of the fight. This one definitely was an entertaining fight as far as thrills go, and it’s perhaps better than Superman vs Goku.
For those who have read the original Dark Horse comics run, you’ll find that this fight surprisingly is just as close as it was in the comics— and the result is all the same. For those who haven’t.. well, you will wind up surprised!
On a related note, Dark Horse will be re-releasing Robocop vs Terminator in a collected hardcover! I’m looking more forward to that than the Alien-Predator reboot comics.
As a fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, I personally find T-Cest to be something very disgusting. For one, they are brothers. They have been definitively addressed as brothers by blood, contrary to some belief out there thanks to Saban’s Next Mutation. Second.. while I have nothing against homosexuals, the Turtles are not gay whatsoever.
Look at the various media of TMNT. Raphael was shown to have relationships with Mona Lisa and Ninjara, and an implied attraction to Lucindra in the Mirage comics. In the Mirage comics, Michelangelo has a relationship with Sari and apparently had children with her. Donatello is too invested in his inventions to pursue a relationship, and Leonardo is too invested in his training and sense of duty to have one as well.
As interesting and as fun as Death Battle is to watch, I really don’t think that Death Battle should be used to definitively settle debates when it comes to character battles. For one, while it is fun to debate on who would win in a fight between Superman vs Goku, Robocop vs Terminator, Sonic vs Mario, Batman vs Spider-Man— etc, etc… The truth of the matter is that every hypothetical battle is all very subjective and opinionated. And we will never truly know who would win in any of these particular fights. The only things we can go off of are certain abilities, and of course weapons brought to the battle and environmental conditions. Variables differ in each specified fight scenario.
Also, Stan Lee said it best.. It doesn’t really matter because the writers write down who wants to win in any of these particular battle. So every battle ever written in every piece of fiction has been up to the writer in question. No fictional fight has ever been unbiased. Every outcome has been determined by the context of the story, and the characters— and perhaps even writer preference. So we won’t ever really know who wins in these particular scenario battles.
Also while ScrewAttack’s Death Battle research team does their best to research what certain characters are more than capable of doing in terms of feats, as well as figuring their strengths and weaknesses— sometimes they accidentally omit certain things or they take into account of the feats from alternate universe versions of what a character is capable of when it is not reflective of what the main universe version of a character and their abilities. Also, they consider non-canonical sources for some of their fights. And some of the character calculations are speculative and sometimes ridiculous (Shao Kahn’s assumed number of absorbed souls, Goku’s Gravity Training Formula, the logic of B. Orchid’s boobs being used for her Humiliation finisher, Princess Peach’s Soccer Kick) that I cannot agree and take seriously the outcome of several of their fights.
If you want to really figure out who wins in a deathmatch between two of your favorite characters, then research them on your own with websites that have well researched information, then do the calculations yourself if you want to go down that route— consider the abilities, tactics, fighting styles and personalities of the characters. Most importantly, study the strengths and the weaknesses— and don’t apply abilities from different versions of one character onto the specified version.
TL;DR— ScrewAttack’s Death Battle should not be used to definitively decide who wins and who loses in a crossover deathmatch because even the Death Battle research team has admitted even Boomstick and Wiz didn’t agree with the research for the outcome in several fights.
As of March 1st 4:00 AM Eastern Time, I have had to admit my Mom to the Emergency Room as she had feared she was suffering a heart attack. She had made complaints that she was experiencing extreme chest pains and pressure, making it very difficult for her to sleep and she had to do heavy breathing to alleviate the pain which she had been experiencing. I had asked her if she was feeling any tingling sensation in her arms and fingers, as this is a sign of a heart attack and she had said no. Immediately, I was quick to assume that this was emotional stress getting to her which may contribute to high blood pressure and other symptoms. So to make sure whether or not she was going to be fine, I had to help take her to Kennedy Hospital which is about a five minute drive away. We were immediately admitted and I was informed that my Mom would have to remain at the hospital for a majority of the day as she would have to take some test. No sleep was ever gained on that day.
Upon her return home, Mom had immediately went to bed to relax and she slept for the remaining half of the day and through out the entire night. This was much needed rest which she had been required to take, and I frequently ask her if she is alright or not. She tells me that she is fine, but deep down inside I know that she isn’t. So I am gravely concerned about many things now— where we economically stand, the current state of our staying at the apartment we reside in, and most importantly— the physical, mental and spiritual health of my mother. Ever since the separation between my mother and my father, she has had it rough. She has had to cope with the loss of a marriage, being a single mother to raise me for the last thirteen years of my life, having to put up with a controlling husband and then finalize the separation with a divorce. She has also had to put up with losing jobs which had high pay, and had to settle with jobs which don’t pay her the necessary amount for the life style she wants to live.
Saturday was a rude awakening for the both of us. It was a harsh awakening for my Mom that she is getting older and cannot do as much as she believes herself to do. For me, it served as a reminder that she will not be around forever and that I may need to be relied on in order to help the situation we are in. I have been looking for jobs, ever since the move to Florida and the move back to New Jersey— no one has called me for interviews, no one has hired me. Sometimes I feel like if I am being tossed aside and not even considered for whatever reason. I just know that my Mom needs happiness in her life again, and she feels money will help. The move to Florida was a bad move, it had killed us financially and we had trouble finding work down there as well for three months. It wasn’t until the job up north called that Mom believed she saw a ray of hope, but then a job in Florida called her.. a week later after we were confirmed a move back. But even then, it didn’t matter— to live in Florida, one needs to be retired or married.
Mom has been a survivor all her life. She grew up poor while living in the ghetto of Philadelphia, being the eldest daughter of five siblings to two Puerto Rican immigrants who had little to no formal education. She got married at sixteen years old believing that she would escape the hardship of her life, and eventually moved out of her family’s house to live with her husband. She started working around that age and has been working to be successful, without a college education.. Nothing but a high school diploma to carry her. Back in those days, that was all that was needed for someone to work and she was taught some special skills and gained the experience. It wasn’t until the 1980s was when she started to see some real money and became successful— she and my father had formed a hair salon in Philadelphia and for a while things were good. Then when the recession hit, the divorce finalized and her losing her job at NFI, was when it all started to pile up on her. She had to sell the last house we lived in, lost a lot of money because the current residents wanted it lowered to a non-profiting price and had to cope with living in an apartment. The apartment got too expensive, we had to downsize, she couldn’t cope.. The move to Florida happened, she’s been living off her credit cards, we moved back to Jersey… It eventually got too much and she’s finally broken.
She had to take another battery of test, and now she’s being put in disability for a few weeks and has been given a prescription for Anti-Depressants.
I know I have to step up and contribute, and I want to help out the situation we are in and maybe dig us out of it. I have sent applications to Big Lots, as I have experience in retail but no phone calls have been made to me to schedule an interview. And I’ve also tried for Target as well, and again— no phone calls have been issued to me and I am wondering what it is that I am lacking in order to work in retail. I’ve worked for Masquerade, LLC and I have worked at Express which is owned by The Limited, LLC. So why am I not being hired by these stores which may help out the situation? It’s frustrating.. to hear my Mom talk about her problems with her friends over the phone. It’s also frustrating to see one of the strongest women I know… burst into tears and cry, feeling and seeing her heart break because nothing is going the way she planned and there is no light at the end of the tunnel.
If there is a God, then I can only hope that we be given a major break. Because something has just got to give.. No one deserves this kind of bad karma. Especially a woman who has been working for forty years to stay out of the streets. I’m tired of hearing her talk about her hardships, I am done with seeing her crying.. because it hurts me as her son.
Awesome to see Homare actually draw Marvel Comics characters. Seriously, this is something which I never expected from one of my favorite H-Artists out there to ever draw. I think it’s something which he should do more often, especially how much variety Marvel characters can offer to him as an artist. He did a good job on Captain America and Black Widow