Sword Art Online ReviewBy Dakota Wiegand So, I have a bit of a story for you. I was scrolling through Netflix and in new arrivals I saw a couple of new anime. Now I know I wrote an article on my position on anime before and I can understand why some of my readers think I am not into anime. I would like to rectify this! I do enjoy some anime, just not all. So when I was scrolling through some of the new arrivals on Netflix I came across Sword Art Online and Sword Art Online II. I read their descriptions and looked at the animation stills and I thought to myself, “Wow, this sounds exactly like .hack//Sign.” So I didn’t watch it. Later, being that .hack//Sign was still on my mind, I went in search for the opening theme song of the anime. After listening to it and having raves in my car, I was interested in watching .hack. However, I didn’t want to re-watch that series again and rehashing some of the i
Review of The BatmanBy Dakota Wiegand I think in my previous reviews that I have mentioned that I am a huge fan of Batman: The Animated Series. This show changed the way cartoons were perceived and sprung many new geeks and nerds in the process! However, because of how successful Batman TAS was, many shows tried to imitate the same format. However, once the show left the airwaves and the original creators, Bruce Tim and Paul Dini, decided to do other things, there was a demand for a new Batman show for kids. So, the people at Warner Brothers decided to re-launch the Batman that we all know and love into The Batman. But was it a good replacement for Batman TAS? Brace yourselves, because we are going to find out. The Batman premiered on Kids WB in September of 2004 and ran for 5 seasons, a total of 65 episodes, until it was cance
Star Wars: Lost Lightsaber pt3Back on Coruscant, Jedi Master Mateiko and Padawan Rayne were practicing their use of the force. The exercise was simple enough: you pass a ball back and forth in a circular motion. However, you don’t touch the ball with your hands and you cannot let the ball hit the ground. The exercise was going well until there was a knock on the door and Plo Koon entered.“Master Mateiko,” He says, “The Council wishes for your presence.”“Of course, Master.” She says. Both Mateiko and Rayne make to follow Plo Koon.“It is probably best, for Padawan Rayne stays here.” Plo Koon says.“Of course.” Mateiko says. Both Plo Koon and Mateiko leave Rayne alone. It was obvious what they were meeting with the council about. He waited a few se
Star Wars: Lost Lightsaber pt2Mateiko was brought up to speed with everything and she felt the task ahead of her was daunting. However, the confidence of the council in her abilities to train the boy made her feel that she can save the boy from an uncertain future. After changing into a more climate appropriate outfit, she made her way to Rayne’s quarters. She knocked twice before letting herself in. She finds Rayne in his bed facing the wall.“Young Padawan are you ready to begin your training with me?” She asks. Rayne gives her no answer.“Padawan, I am talking to you.” She says a little more aggressively. Still nothing. Feeling she won’t get anywhere by talking, she finds a chair in the small quarters and sits down and she waits.
Star Wars: Lost Lightsaber pt1Star Wars: Lost LightsaberBy Dakota Wiegand In a galaxy far, far away, and many years before the Clone Wars riffled through the systems, there was peace to be found. Peace was supplied by the Republic guards and the Jedi Council. The Jedi, cunning warriors with intellect of the Force, use their trainings to solve situations and conflict among the people of the galaxy. The Jedi, who prefer negotiations over violence, are not afraid to defend themselves and others with their lightsabers, a plasma sword that is a unique weapon that only a Jedi could wield. Teachings of the lightsaber are passed down from generation to generation. Experienced Jedi masters and Jedi Knights train disciples, or younglings and padawans, to weild their lightsabers and to learn about the ways of the force. Ea