Friday, August 30, 2013

Quick Post About Super Robot God Mars

I'd do a slightly more elaborate post, but there's a nearby thunderstorm and I'd like to shut down for my computer's sake.

(The above is the full version of the God Mars theme, which I really like even though I'm not a huge fan of a lot of music like it.)

I've talked about God Mars before, so here's relevant reading if you want it.

-Signing off.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Although This Episode Was Off Model

Reminder: The more recent Gaiking anime was pretty good.

And is free on Hulu if you live in the US.

-Signing off.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Best/Worst/Don't Even Know Thing

In case you haven't heard, the upcoming Kamen Rider series uses fruit as a theme.

Yes, really, truly, actually. Fruit.

-Signing off.

Friday, August 23, 2013

The Title "Super Godzilla Bros" Says All You Need To Know

Out of curiosity, if this existed as a playable game...

...what would the point to playing Super Mario Brothers even be?

-Signing off.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Blah Blah Late Post Blah Blah Music Video

I'm sorry this is so late (I've actually backdated it more than an hour). Been distracted by stuff, and getting on the Internet doesn't hold quite the same allure it might normally right now.

So here's a music video I found a while ago.

Said it before, and I'll say it again: Godzilla: The Series was better than its corresponding movie.

-Signing off.

Monday, August 19, 2013

This Guy Is Really Good With A Sword

A few times now, I've posted this clip of zome some guy named Zengar Sanger Zonbolt Zonvolt.

Yes, he just destroyed a difficult-to-count number of robots with essentially a single swing of his sword.

Robots of the same type were proving difficult for other characters to fight one on one.

Could his ability to cut things be crazier? Yeah, of course it could. Behold:

Now, sure, he's not cutting nearly as many things here, but the way he cuts them is in plain defiance of all reason.

Which is why Zangar Zengar that dude is awesome.

Favorite daft crossover theory regarding this character: He's distantly related to the Wulfenbachs from Girl Genius.

-Signing off.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Ladies And Gentlemen, Harrison "Such a Troll" Ford

This is amazing.

I love the yawn when he hears the phrase "Star Wars" and the final "reveal" he makes is fantastic.

(My sister said that the movie now needs to be about Han Solo as a soft-spoken grandfather. ...I could get behind that idea, to be frank.)

-Signing off.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Admittedly, "ANIMAY DOCK-TAR HUUUU" Is The Best Way To Say That

This was pretty great up until the nosebleed part, which I could have done with a much milder version of (I mean, good grief), and I've seen the commenter critic gag before, back when I visited Newgrounds a lot. (My reaction then as now was "if you could criticize it that way, couldn't you figure out how to make it funnier? Say, maybe by leaving out this part?" It works better if your material fell a little flatter than you wanted... which is kind of a bad thing.)

Of course, I say this as someone who's not really a fan of Doctor Who.

My sister complained that the gal there is completely incomprehensible "because she's voiced by someone who isn't a girl who is trying really hard to sound like a girl." Basically.

Also, the combining villains are great on general principle, especially since I'm pretty sure at least half of those organic, and the "ALL THE DOCTORS" thing reminds me of an episode of one of the old Sonic the Hedgehog cartoons, where they'd been time traveling for a few episodes, and Sonic and Tails suddenly realized that since they were time traveling, they could recruit their past/at some other point in time selves, and promptly gathered an army of five of themselves to fight the super-powered version of Robotnik they'd failed to stop from happening because he'd suddenly gotten time travel genre-savvy.

Not that this is a mark against this video.

-Signing off.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Nature Being Disturbing: Bullfrogs

Bullfrogs may be the most disturbing small animals after shrikes (also here-scroll down to "Laniidae").

Something I find annoying about this video: They don't show a bird actually getting caught. Granted, it could be because it's hard for an amphibian to catch an animal that can take off, but I'm mildly more inclined to think that they were avoiding upsetting people by showing a "cute" animal get eaten. (Never mind that there are people who think rats and mice are cute and that one of them was snatched on camera; you could barely see it.)

Nature doesn't care what's cute, guys. Only creatures with parenting instincts care what's cute.

-Signing off.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Hopefully The Upcoming Godzilla Movie Will Have Sequences Like These

(EDIT: Grr, put them in the wrong order.)

This clip isn't from a Godzilla movie, but it ought to be.

Well, perhaps not exactly, but it's fantastic that this clip has somebody driving through the disaster zone fairly casually in a West Coaster.

Also, this clip is basically how every fight between Godzilla and a military unit without a giant robot or other secret weapon should go:

That is to say, don't waste our time with something we know isn't going to work; have Godzilla wipe them out in a few seconds, and move on.

It'd make a better movie that way.

-Signing off.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Perhaps This Is Transformers Official Flash Game Week

The Transformers Cyberverse Battle Builder (or to render it the way the web page does, TRANSFORMERS CYBERVERSE Battle Builder Game) is a thing where you set up some extremely toy-accurate Transformers, and then watch them shoot each other to death.

This is hilarious and fun.

I don't really have much more to say about it beyond a little research I did, that being into the subject of how strong the individual Transformers are relative to each other.

Number of Decepticons Necessary to Kill Five Optimus Primes: 6 Megatrons/Starscreams/Megatron Battle Stations, 11 Crowbars, 13 Crankcases, or 16 Barricades.

Number of Autobots Necessary to Kill Five Megatrons: 5 Optimus Primes/Sentinel Primes (although it's narrower with Sentinel Primes), 7 Ironhides, 8 Bumblebees, 10 Sideswipes/Ratchets. (I didn't do as comprehensive a list of the Autobots because there's a lot more Autobots to choose from, and there's only so much time in the day.)

Obviously this doesn't reflect their strength levels in fiction, other than Optimus, of course. Because Optimus is always the strongest.

-Signing off.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Random Thing Review: Construct-Bot Utility App

I randomly found out about this today.

It's a "build a robot" flash thing in a similar vein to the Pacific Rim one I mention here.

While this isn't the first time that Hasbro's done one of these (back in the day, they did one of the first of this sort of thing I've seen, actually), it's significantly more awesome than their original effort.

For one thing, it gives much better options, such as parts that hypothetically resemble specific characters (only generic parts were part of that ancient "build a bot").

Another is that you can put a nice clear Autobot/Decepticon sigil on him. In fact, the only problem I have with the construction aspect is that you have limited funds, so you can't just do whatever you want, like putting heads on the ends of all your robot's appendages (heads are expensive for some reason). And yes, you can put some strange things on odd places, such as a foot where a head would go.

(I do not, of course, actually picture this, but I thought you might like to know.)

The naming mechanism manages to be both awful and wonderful.

If you're wondering why you need to choose from words, this is actually a build-a-bot app that also involves playing a game with the character you built (hence the limited funds), and so presumably this is intended to keep out inappropriate names. This is, of course, why I felt obligated to name my robot Burrito Exploder.

You can also make your robot dance, transform (into a bizarre lump), and do some other posing stuff.

I don't know if I like this better than the Pacific Rim one or not, since that one lets you make neat posters, but I do like it pretty well.

-Signing off.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Friend to All Children (and Giant Tusked Rocket Turtle), Gamera

I haven't really watched any Gamera movies, but suddenly, I want to very badly.

Because I watched this trailer, that's why.

I'm not completely certain, but I suspect that a daikaiju film with the villain using a bootlegged Star Destroyer would be the best thing ever, even if it's essentially a clip show (which this is, based on its entry on the Gamera wiki-a clip show intended to keep its parent company, Daiei, out of bankruptcy... and which kinda failed to do that, hence the fifteen years before another Gamera film was made).

If for no other reason, then because usually the alien villains in daikaiju films always have silly little flying saucer things, and an actually imposing spaceship is a nice switch.

-Signing off.