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What Happened with the 2017 Annies?

Posted in animation

How embarrassing! It’s my first year with a blog entirely my own, I posted my predictions for the winners of the 2017 Annie Awards, and they turned out to be very, very off. One of the hosts themselves called this year’s event weird on stage, and a variety of titles put out by studios that aren’t often mentioned took home a superb number of awards.

But I’m not here to make excuses – I’m here to figure out exactly why me, and so many of my friends who screamed in a chat along with me during our streaming party, were so far off the mark.

Fic Recs | Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!

Posted in fandom

And now, the first entry of what I hope to be a regular feature; I read a lot of fan fiction in lots of fandoms and occasionally get asked for recommendation lists, so each week I’ll post 10 fic recs for a specific fandom.

This week, have a bunch of great SRMTHG fics!

Annie Award 2017 Predictions

Posted in animation

Normally, I’d start predictions off with a rousing, snarky comment about how much awards season disappoints me every year, but last year’s Annie Awards were a pleasant surprise; no one film swept up every single award and an extremely underrated series took home the award for best television production for children. This year, the nomination list looks robust and the horribly overrated “it’s adult and edgy” film industry sweetheart has been all but shafted. Maybe a little positive thinking is due… at least until the Academy Awards announce their nominations.

Until then, here are my predictions for the 2017 Annie Awards:

Let’s Play Democracy 3! (Except It’s Anarchy Now.)

Posted in gaming

Ah, Humble Bundles: my greatest weakness. This time, the choose-your-price-for-charity website offered a bunch of tycoon games, including Democracy 3, a government simulator. Given the high levels of politically-themed salt in the water, it seemed like the perfect time to learn what would happen if I tried to be the Best Leader Ever.

So I took a careful look at the issues and made my best attempt to help both parties meet halfway. My America would both respect the social rights and financial rights of all citizens! My conservative parents and my liberal friends would be proud! It would be a miracle for the history books! Centralists would finally win the day!

Or maybe I’d just die.

Hungover: The Actual Problem with Frederator and VRV

Posted in animation

 

Yesterday, Cartoon Hangover – a Youtube channel by Frederator known for shows such as Bravest Warriors and Bee and Puppycat – awoke from a long hiatus of no new original content beyond commentary about popular animation by other companies to finally announce new episodes of the aforementioned series. These episodes, they said, would be available exclusively in the United States via a paid subscription to the VRV app.

Writing as a Person

Posted in personal, and writing

College is a time of experimentation, and this has also been true in my blogging habits during college. I’ve frequently changed blogs, started new blogs, spread myself too thin, and over-compartmentalized myself. I wanted to have separate blogs for everything in an effort to please followers. It took me longer than it probably should have, but I realized this was counterintuitive and even old-fashioned. The internet is already saturated with news blogs dedicated to specific interests; what readers look for online today – I theorize- is the personal. We read reviews online not just to find out how to spend our…