Musings of the Last Raigeki

mirageraph:

"No one really knows this but a long time ago me and my brothers came across something.. VERY NASTY.. We’ve dealt with the Foot, the Foot Elite, the Shredder Elite, and of course Saki himself. We’ve also come across some aliens, time travelers, mutants, sorcerers and whatever.."

"But there was this guy.. This.. guy in this alley.. Makin’ some kinda ruckus. Then shit hit the fan when he got really into it with us. Everything we did just.. couldn’t put the fucker down! Leo had the idea to make a quick getaway with a smoke bomb..

"We don’t.. talk about that.. a lot. Yeah."

You are no longer Mr. Creepypasta.. from this day onward... You will be known as GEESE HOWARD!!
Anonymous

I really think some “Tumblr Feminist” need to watch this video. Chances are I am going to lose some followers for even sharing this video and perhaps even agreeing with it. So the Internet has had a major outrage regarding a variant cover depicting Jessica Drew in a perhaps unintentionally provocative pose, citing that Peter Parker would never be drawn in such a pose when a decade ago, he actually was drawn such on a cover and no one had noticed. Only here.. EVERYONE noticed.

Tumblr needs to take a chill pill and shut up. Seriously, take at least six minutes to watch this video and maybe get a sense of enlightenment. Also I’d like to take a moment to say I don’t read Marvel or DC, I don’t care for their characters so none of this really effects me as a reader or fan. Personally, I’m wondering what Foxy’s opinion on this is.

atari5200controller:

Fatal Fury ending

Arcade - 1991 - SNK

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King Kong Vs Frankenstein by Loneanimator
Fan art of one of the unmade King Kong sequels that Willis O’Brien wanted to do to add to the mythos of the King Kong franchise. The project was entitled King Kong vs Frankenstein, but alternatively it was also known as King Kong vs Prometheus.
Here in this particular scene, we have a revived and restored King Kong doing battle with Frankenstein’s newest monster, Prometheus. An intense battle breaks out in the streets of New York, and both Kong and Prometheus fight to the death.
Considering that Universal holds the intellectual rights to both characters.. I’d like to see this happen!

King Kong Vs Frankenstein by Loneanimator

Fan art of one of the unmade King Kong sequels that Willis O’Brien wanted to do to add to the mythos of the King Kong franchise. The project was entitled King Kong vs Frankenstein, but alternatively it was also known as King Kong vs Prometheus.

Here in this particular scene, we have a revived and restored King Kong doing battle with Frankenstein’s newest monster, Prometheus. An intense battle breaks out in the streets of New York, and both Kong and Prometheus fight to the death.

Considering that Universal holds the intellectual rights to both characters.. I’d like to see this happen!

TMNT and Big Trouble in Little China

So this new episode of Nickelodeon’s TMNT is entitled A Chinese Ghost Story.. Considering the fact that James Hong is obviously reprising a pastiche of his character from John Carpenter’s cult, Big Trouble in Little China.. Yeah this is clearly either a tribute episode to that movie, or a love letter to such an awesome flick.

Or.. it’s a blatant rip-off considering the fact that the antagonist of the episode is Ho-Chan, and the Purple Dragons are clearly Lightning, Thunder and Rain. Even down to the same hats which Lightning, Thunder and Rain wore..

Yeah… And now Ho-Chan needs a girl to restore him to his mortal form.

Yeah.. This episode is clearly Big Trouble in Little China, but with Ninja Turtles.

Predator Trophy Room by Andy McDonald
My faith in the Predator franchise is dwindling but damn it, I have to say that I absolutely love pictures like this. Something about seeing a trophy room is something awesome to see, as we view what kind of hunts an individual Hunter has been through. And just from looking at this trophy room, it seems as if this Yautja warrior has hunted PLENTY.
Take a gander at the trophies here. Trophies which were once trademark objects that belonged to pop-culture icons. Some of them more recognizable than others! Can you name all the trophies?

Predator Trophy Room by Andy McDonald

My faith in the Predator franchise is dwindling but damn it, I have to say that I absolutely love pictures like this. Something about seeing a trophy room is something awesome to see, as we view what kind of hunts an individual Hunter has been through. And just from looking at this trophy room, it seems as if this Yautja warrior has hunted PLENTY.

Take a gander at the trophies here. Trophies which were once trademark objects that belonged to pop-culture icons. Some of them more recognizable than others! Can you name all the trophies?

seriouslycoldandcalculating:

Okay, I’m in a ranting mood, and I just gotta vent somehow. I love most of the different versions of the TMNT. 2k3, 2k12, 1987, etc etc…. But at the same time, there’s a side to me that DESPISES them… yes, a part of me doesn’t like them, and you wanna know why? Because they overshadow the Mirage TMNT. Try to hear me out on this… when was the last time the Mirage Turtles got any sort of recognition? In fact… compare it to the amount of fame all the other versions get. They are by FAR the most underrated version of the TMNT, and I never understood that because they are the originals and they are responsible for all the future versions people desperately cling to. A vast majority of the fans nowadays are mostly only familiar with the 2012 and 2003 versions, and there are some nostalgia fans that like the Classic Turtles, but when was the last you saw a pure Mirage TMNT fan besides myself? In all my years of being in the fandom, I’ve met tons of people and only a few were Mirage TMNT fans. Everyone else either liked 2012, 2003, or Classic. While I definitely respect other people’s opinions, that still, in a way, makes me feel kinda…well, lonely, I guess? Like I stick out or something, and I honestly don’t like that feeling. Especially when I get judged for it. If you’re seriously going to scold me for liking the Mirage Turtles, then fuck you. I’m entitled to my opinion and you’re just gonna have to respect that.For those of you saying the Mirage Turtles are “boring” and “uninteresting” and lack character development then you are dead WRONG. They have more depth and character development than any other version of the TMNT! The Mirage Turtles aren’t just a bunch of one-dimensional cold hearted anti heroes with the same personality, they each have a sad and tragic story to them. They individually have to deal with personal problems and tragedies revolving around their personal lives and I could actually feel for them. While just about every other version of the Turtles are a cheerful colorful bunch, the Mirage Turtles are destroyed souls that live a life of pain and agony, and they are each trying to deal with it in their own ways. We get to see them go into adulthood and mature even further, we get to see them react to Splinter’s death, and they pretty much develop as the series goes on. They started as emotionless cold-hearted killers and weapons of war that only lived for a singular purpose, but when they meet April and Casey they eventually grow into something else entirely. They slowly begin to develop emotions as they interact with April and they even become something of a family together. This version has the strongest connection between April and the Turtles because the Turtles in the comics were psychopaths/sociopaths that lacked any sort of restraint at first. She’s practically their ONLY friend whom they could trust entirely, and their interactions with her proves that they aren’t completely heartless and that they do in fact have a caring side to them.Now compared to the 2003 TMNT and the Classic TMNT, The Mirage Turtles were raised like soldiers and treated like animals and they only had a singular purpose - to wipe out the Foot Clan and slay the Shredder, thus fulfilling their mentor’s personal vendetta. And how long did it take them to do this? They trained for 13 years, and they killed the Shredder on their very first attempt. How long did it take the Classic Turtles to defeat their Shredder? They were trained for 15 years and it took them eight years to finally defeat their ShredderEight. Fucking. Years. How long did it take the 2003 Turtles to defeat their Shredder? They were 15 when they first battled their Shredder, and it took them around three years to defeat him. They needed help when they first fought him and the Mirage Turtles were able to defeat their Shredder without ANY assistance, though granted, 2003 Shredder is far more powerful than Mirage Shredder, the Mirage Turtles would have killed him on their first run too. Anyway, after defeating the Shredder, the Mirage Turtles have tried to live in seclusion and in peace, using their skills to defend themselves and the few whom they cared about, and were cared from in return. And often they did with blood, sweat and sometimes even tears… you know how emotional it is seeing someone you believed to be completely ruthless and cold-hearted cry… The Mirage Turtles are not only more efficient than the other versions, they are also more developed and more fleshed out character-wise. Heck, even Mirage Mike occasionally cracks a few jokes here and there! So the Mirage Turtles aren’t entirely dark and serious. There’s a little something here for everyone though most of it is geared towards dark and gritty material, there’s still some form of comedy here and there. People have different opinions, and I respect that. I love every mainstream version of the TMNT, but I would like to see the Mirage Turtles get SOME recognition. It’s entirely unfair on their part. I’m not trying to force anyone to skip out on their favorite incarnation of the TMNT, however, I do ask that people would at least look at the Mirage Turtles and acknowledge them for what they really are - the founders of the TMNT Multiverse. They started it all, and all the other versions wouldn’t be SHIT without them. That’s a fact everyone has to admit to regardless of how much you may hate the Mirage Turtles or love the other versions. 

seriouslycoldandcalculating:

Okay, I’m in a ranting mood, and I just gotta vent somehow. 

I love most of the different versions of the TMNT. 2k3, 2k12, 1987, etc etc…. 

But at the same time, there’s a side to me that DESPISES them… yes, a part of me doesn’t like them, and you wanna know why? Because they overshadow the Mirage TMNT. 

Try to hear me out on this… when was the last time the Mirage Turtles got any sort of recognition? In fact… compare it to the amount of fame all the other versions get. They are by FAR the most underrated version of the TMNT, and I never understood that because they are the originals and they are responsible for all the future versions people desperately cling to. A vast majority of the fans nowadays are mostly only familiar with the 2012 and 2003 versions, and there are some nostalgia fans that like the Classic Turtles, but when was the last you saw a pure Mirage TMNT fan besides myself? In all my years of being in the fandom, I’ve met tons of people and only a few were Mirage TMNT fans. Everyone else either liked 2012, 2003, or Classic. While I definitely respect other people’s opinions, that still, in a way, makes me feel kinda…well, lonely, I guess? Like I stick out or something, and I honestly don’t like that feeling. Especially when I get judged for it. If you’re seriously going to scold me for liking the Mirage Turtles, then fuck you. I’m entitled to my opinion and you’re just gonna have to respect that.

For those of you saying the Mirage Turtles are “boring” and “uninteresting” and lack character development then you are dead WRONG. They have more depth and character development than any other version of the TMNT! The Mirage Turtles aren’t just a bunch of one-dimensional cold hearted anti heroes with the same personality, they each have a sad and tragic story to them. They individually have to deal with personal problems and tragedies revolving around their personal lives and I could actually feel for them. While just about every other version of the Turtles are a cheerful colorful bunch, the Mirage Turtles are destroyed souls that live a life of pain and agony, and they are each trying to deal with it in their own ways. We get to see them go into adulthood and mature even further, we get to see them react to Splinter’s death, and they pretty much develop as the series goes on. They started as emotionless cold-hearted killers and weapons of war that only lived for a singular purpose, but when they meet April and Casey they eventually grow into something else entirely. They slowly begin to develop emotions as they interact with April and they even become something of a family together. This version has the strongest connection between April and the Turtles because the Turtles in the comics were psychopaths/sociopaths that lacked any sort of restraint at first. She’s practically their ONLY friend whom they could trust entirely, and their interactions with her proves that they aren’t completely heartless and that they do in fact have a caring side to them.

Now compared to the 2003 TMNT and the Classic TMNT, The Mirage Turtles were raised like soldiers and treated like animals and they only had a singular purpose - to wipe out the Foot Clan and slay the Shredder, thus fulfilling their mentor’s personal vendetta. And how long did it take them to do this? They trained for 13 years, and they killed the Shredder on their very first attempt. How long did it take the Classic Turtles to defeat their Shredder? They were trained for 15 years and it took them eight years to finally defeat their Shredder

Eight.
Fucking.
Years. 

How long did it take the 2003 Turtles to defeat their Shredder? They were 15 when they first battled their Shredder, and it took them around three years to defeat him. They needed help when they first fought him and the Mirage Turtles were able to defeat their Shredder without ANY assistance, though granted, 2003 Shredder is far more powerful than Mirage Shredder, the Mirage Turtles would have killed him on their first run too. 

Anyway, after defeating the Shredder, the Mirage Turtles have tried to live in seclusion and in peace, using their skills to defend themselves and the few whom they cared about, and were cared from in return. And often they did with blood, sweat and sometimes even tears… you know how emotional it is seeing someone you believed to be completely ruthless and cold-hearted cry… 

The Mirage Turtles are not only more efficient than the other versions, they are also more developed and more fleshed out character-wise. Heck, even Mirage Mike occasionally cracks a few jokes here and there! So the Mirage Turtles aren’t entirely dark and serious. There’s a little something here for everyone though most of it is geared towards dark and gritty material, there’s still some form of comedy here and there. 

People have different opinions, and I respect that. I love every mainstream version of the TMNT, but I would like to see the Mirage Turtles get SOME recognition. It’s entirely unfair on their part.

I’m not trying to force anyone to skip out on their favorite incarnation of the TMNT, however, I do ask that people would at least look at the Mirage Turtles and acknowledge them for what they really are - the founders of the TMNT Multiverse. They started it all, and all the other versions wouldn’t be SHIT without them. That’s a fact everyone has to admit to regardless of how much you may hate the Mirage Turtles or love the other versions. 

Pacino would be perfect for the role, wouldn’t he? He can be quite the charismatic villain when he is given the role as seen in films Scarface, and of course my personal favorite— Devil’s Advocate. He still can be that charismatic villain with that intimidating aura, even if he is a little older. But the ideal age for him had he been chosen to play this particular character would be around his forties or fifties. Pacino’s in his mid-seventies now.
Still.. I really think that he would’ve been an awesome choice to play one of the most awesome villains ever. And by the time his performance would be done.. You’ve only to ask yourself this one question.
ARE YOU OKAY?

Pacino would be perfect for the role, wouldn’t he? He can be quite the charismatic villain when he is given the role as seen in films Scarface, and of course my personal favorite— Devil’s Advocate. He still can be that charismatic villain with that intimidating aura, even if he is a little older. But the ideal age for him had he been chosen to play this particular character would be around his forties or fifties. Pacino’s in his mid-seventies now.

Still.. I really think that he would’ve been an awesome choice to play one of the most awesome villains ever. And by the time his performance would be done.. You’ve only to ask yourself this one question.

ARE YOU OKAY?

Let me start this off by saying that I don’t go out of my way to read mainstream superhero comic books like Marvel or DC, but sometimes panels like this show me the mindset of certain characters. This is one of those panels, and a high exceptional one at that. It’s panels like these that make me respect these characters sometimes and why they deserve it.

Gotham is perhaps one of the shittiest places to live, right behind Metro City from Final Fight, and South Town of SNK fame. It’s criminals are perhaps one of the most notorious bunch there is, and they are often repeat offenders. They are perhaps the embodiment of all that’s negative in Gotham. And they have the stones to play Cat and Mouse with Wonder Woman. Of all people.. Wonder Woman.

In Gotham, the big name to fear most of all is the Batman. This is a man who has mastered the art of fear, using it to instill it into his enemies. But Batman has made it a personal vow to never kill. And many of his rogues know that, especially the Joker.

Wonder Woman is an Amazon. She is also the Princess of Themyscira and an Ambassador of Peace but that doesn’t change the fact she is an Amazon. She was raised to be a warrior, trained to use her skills in all forms of combat to the most effective means. Wonder Woman is not afraid to use her skills to kill her enemies. Note that she has mentioned that she’s killed before, and has no problems doing it again especially on Gotham’s criminals.

She mentions that killing Gotham’s worst would be the most practical thing to eliminating crime in Gotham, or at least keeping it lowered for a while and that Batman would have something of a reprieve. But it almost takes a frightening turn that she notes that before she ends them, she fill them with wonder. A warrior’s mentality to approach Gotham’s criminals, and the most practical one.. but here is one thing. She didn’t come to civilization to be a warrior, she came to be an Ambassador of Peace.

She didn’t come to civilization as Wonder Woman, she came as Diana of Themyscira. She notes that ending Gotham’s criminals would be a blessing, and it would.. but that’s not why she’s here. So she chooses to remain as the Ambassador of Peace rather than be the Amazon warrior she is.

It takes a lot of strength to kill an enemy, but it takes even more strength to let an enemy live. So.. major respect points to Wonder Woman here.

Alien vs. Sarkeesian

So Anita Sarkeesian is planning on doing a “review” of the upcoming Alien: Isolation game, and she’s also preparing herself to do so by watching the original 1979 classic, Alien? Apparently she plans on doing so according to a post which I have seen and I have to say.. THIS should be interesting.

Alien has one of the biggest feminist icons and action heroines, Ellen Ripley, who had helped pioneer and pave the way for many heroines which came along the last thirty or so years. So I am mildly curious to know how Anita Sarkeesian will be evaluating this particular game and franchise. Will she be praising the franchise for having a female main lead and hero who isn’t at all sexualized, or will she find something to complain about?

Let me say that I really don’t care about the ruckus which Anita Sarkeesian has buzzing around her, the controversy of this woman.. I don’t care about. I also really have nothing negative to say about her because I don’t know this woman. However, I am interested in her views on the Alien franchise as that happened to be one of the franchises I happened to grow up with.

Alien vs. Sarkeesian.. Whoever Wins.. We Lose.

ScrewAttack’s Death Battle answers the question who would win in a deathmatch between Captain America and Batman. When it comes to superhero battle debates, this one often is too close.

Promoting my RP Blogs!

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 four roleplay blogs ready to be roleplayed with.

My roleplay blogs are the following..

ROBOCOP - http://partmanpartmachine.tumblr.com

RYU - http://pupilofgouken.tumblr.com

RAPHAEL - http://mirageraph.tumblr.com

THE TALL MAN- http://morningsidemortuary.tumblr.com