I knew that the previous wall conversation was over since it reached 500 comments. With that frog video I linked it's quite strange at first glance that frogs can come off as scary predators when frogs aren't animals that you would think of as scary since most of them don't get that big, and they don't have teeth or claws. Though if you thought that was strange then check out the African bullfrog.
As a kid I was taught that frogs eat bugs, so I already saw them as predators, but never that scary. When bullfrog ate a small frog, I got scared. Thanks for the video.
When I was kid, some of boys in my age hunted and killed frogs for fun, I didn't want to have anything in common with them. Now I think I could have tried to stop them, but instead I just avoided them. As a kid I thought animal abusers are bad people.
Have you been interested in amphibians since you watched tv show Amphibia or longer? I always thought that frogs are fascinating creatures, the most interesting ones to me are ones, who get born by coming out of mouths of their mothers, "Gastric-brooding frog". Sadly they are extinct for 40 years.
I've always been a fan of frogs along with reptiles. Turtles are my all time favorite animal, and I also love geckos and various other reptiles. I've always considered snakes to be mostly misunderstood, and have always thought that some people think too badly of snakes. It was great to learn of the fish scaled gecko which can jump out of it's scales to avoid predators. The earless monitor lizard was also great to learn about. After what I just looked up related to the earless monitor lizard is the holy grail of lizards only made me even more against the exotic pet trade. Have you always been against the whole exotic pet trade?
I always thought that snakes are dangerous, but preety. Most people think badly about them, because they are afraid of them. I don't think that nature is right or wrong, it's just survival of the fittest and most adapted. Nature is full of constant obstacles that need to be defeated.
I actually still am against this trade, the exotic animals are rare and most people just want them for shallow and snobish reasons. If the trade continues, they will extinct.
I heard that in USA schools students have to dissect frogs, in my country such thing doesn't happen.
Dissecting frogs does happen, but schools only dissect already dead frogs. They don't do the thing of the frog being knocked out then it is dissected. That used to happen, but it's long been outdated since it's considered cruel to do to a still living frog which I agree with entirely.
The exotic pet trade really is bad since keeping certain animals just to show off having exotic creatures in a person's collection is just as bad as hunting them for profit.
I'm not sure what you would think of this, but my father has always said that he doesn't consider animals like reptiles, frogs, and other animals like that to be pets. My dad says that a pet is an animal that loves you back like a dog or cat. What do you think?
That's a deep question. I used to have 2 fish and 2 hamsters, always one animal. I treated them as companions, I regulary fed them. I can only speculate that reptiles and amphibians can be companions like cats and dogs. I think animals likes you, if you feed them and treat them well. However only responsible people can have pets.
As long as there are snobish or greedy people, who want exotic animals, there will be poachers and smugglers doing this. I don't like hunting for sport, I can only understand hunting for survival. Animals hunt, when they are hungry, humans have selifsh reasons. Another matter is that most people still eat meat, so for millenia animals are raised as food source, not just for themselves but also for profit as basic mean to survive. But still snobs like eating sharks or ostriches despite they could have eaten salmons or chicken.
For me it's always just been annoying insects like flies, mosquitoes, and other annoying and even harmful insects. I'm not fond of wasps either. I remember you talked about zoos and aquariums in a previous conversation. How often have you visited them?
The last time I visited a zoo was in 2018, but I haven't visited an aquarium in almost a decade since the last time I did was back in 2011. I'd love to visit the zoo again after this pandemic is over as well as go back to the movies. It's too bad Pixar's Soul got pushed to November.
Back to topic of games I just remember I played an old game as a kid, the Lost Vikings. In this game the titular characters must cooperate to go back home after they are captured by aliens. Now the plot sounds silly, but the game had complex puzzles and funny dialogues.
Pixar already lost hundreds of millions on Onward due to the outbreak, they don't want to risk it with Soul. In my country some Polish films were supposed to air in cinemas, but because of the virus they were moved to internet services.
I read in internet that many fans of Disney and Pixar films think that surprise antagonist is an overused trope. What do you think about it? Some of surprise antagonists worked good like Pete in Toy Story 2 or Lotso in TY3. Prince Hans was used to deliver an important moral that charming people don't exist and can be dangerous people hiding behind masks. I'm very ok with Zootopia, because surprises make the film so enjoyable. I don't mind surprise villain, when they don't have much screentime. I don't know what to think about Ernesto's case in Coco.
For me I used to not think about the villain twist, but it has gotten a bit overdone now. With Coco it's fine because the story can't work without it when you think about it. With Toy Story 3 it's not really seen that much as a the villain twist since it happens very early in the film.
I'm sure you saw that I chose to cancel my Netflix review marathon. Maybe I'll do something like that in the future, but for now it's canned. It was becoming too overwhelming with having to write reviews for more than 50 shows, and I also started thinking that I don't really want to have to sit through shows I really don't want to watch just to review it. I really do not want to revisit Big Mouth, and do not want to watch Paradise PD just to review. I remember you told me you had never heard of Paraside PD, but just look at this clip, and you can see why I wouldn't want to watch it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBZzniiSWdg
I'm so sorry I shared that, but it was the only way to demonstrate why I really do not want to watch Paradise PD just to write a review. That and also so I don't contribute to the amount of clicks. I think streaming services use how many of their subscribers click on the shows the same way television networks use ratings when it comes to viewers. I do not want to contribute the clicks these shows get since the more clicks they get then that could potentially convince Netflix to renew it for more episodes. It's really upsetting that Tom Kenny and David Herman do voice work in that show. I'm glad I gave Bojack Horseman a watch, but I'll just stay as far away from shows like Paradise PD. I'l just stick with Bojack Horseman and Disenchantment.
Anyway, just two more episodes until Clone Wars officially ends.
Speaking of Clone Wars, I enjoyed Bad Batch Arc, Ashoka's arc wasn't so interesting, but it was nice to see crime underworld after watching it in the Mandalorian, Mandalore liberation arc is fascinating so far. Maul is aware of what's happening with the Republic and he needs to get as much profit as possible to survive during rise of the Empire. I am interested in this arc, because I wanted to know what happened with Mandalore between Satine's murder and events in SW Rebels. Fighting between Bo Katan's and Saxon's followers are spectacular. I am interested in Mandalorians since playing game SW KOTOR, they are strong warriors who don't need the force to fight jedi and sith alike.
Because of how Obi Wan says that Count Dookuwas killed by Anakin we know that these last episodes are taking place at the same time as when Revenge of the Sith is happening. Do you think the series might end with Anakin becoming Darth Vader?
No, I actually don't. I think the show will end with Obiwan telling about his mission to kill Grievous.
Back in 2000s I read comics and I liked Quinlan Vos, whole time I hoped he appears in 2008 animation. He appeared, but had minor role and he's not as deep as in the comics. There were plans for him in unproduced episodes, but they were scrapped after Disney purchased LucasFilm. Those eps were put in novel Dark Disciple instead. Similar thing happened to Maul's story, but it was put in a comic Darth Maul Son of Dathomir.
I see. Since I don't read any of the supplementary material I don't know about a lot of that stuff.
I remember you said one of the episodes of Bojack Horseman you really liked was the one where he goes to that undersea city, and he bonds with the baby seahorse. I also really liked that one. I found it very creative, and the whole thing with the baby seahorse was adorable. Do you find it weird that the animal characters in the show don't have tails?
Actually, I don't find it weird. Animals evolved to humanoid forms, so they got human-shaped hands and feet. They don't have tails, because they no longer need them to keep balance. I'm surprised that some animals still have wings, the insectoid ones.
Disney's SW depends a lot on supplementary materials. I see this as money swindling strategy. Viewers, who didn't watch SW Rebels, are surprised that in Solo Maul appeared. It backfires, because in Clone Wars S7 Maul appearing as leader of Crimson Dawn surprises nobody. Lot of what should have been shown in the cinematic films like origin of Phasma, origin of Snoke, origin of the first order, Kylo Ren's backstory was put in comics and books. If I didn't read Phasma's origin from book SW Phasma, I wouldn't feel any emotions during fight Finn vs Phasma.
The idea is that Rodney's mother is thinking that maybe her son would like to have another pet so he'll have more company at home than just Ben. Rodney wonders if he's capable of caring for more than one animal so he decides to prove himself by starting a pet business. It goes fine for the most part, but he ends up calling Lana and Sam to give him a hand with it. What do you think?
Rodney would have to learn somehow that Francis is Frances. It's ok that he doesn't keep any Loud pet. He would explain that he has his limits. It would be nice of Rodney to walk Charles for Louds, he would have to be careful when the dog starts hunting butterflies like in A Mutt Above.
I don't know about that since I think he would know what side is which on him. Do you think it should start off easy with Francis being easy to care for, but then Clyde's cats are given to him, it gets a bit more challenging, and that should be when he decides to call for some help?
If he did Muppet was telling me that he should keep Fangs in his cage since he shouldn't let him anywhere near Francis since bats eat bugs and spiders. I can't think of any other characters that have pets minus any of the Louds like Lana's pets. Do you know of any?
I did it, I finally watched Onward. I'll tell my opinion with no spoilers. The story is ok, the brothers are the best part, because of their strong brotherly love, also unpredictable Chekov's guns. The film isn't the best of Pixar's productions, but worth watching.
That's honestly rather ignorant. Do these people that are saying this remember that Poland was one of the countries that was seized by Nazis? I don't think a country that was seized and oppressed by a group of people would want any association with said group.That's honestly very disheartening to hear.
Hearing that my countrymen are Nazis is outrageous. It's calling them our worst enemy. I respected Obama, but when he said "Polish death camp", I felt insulted even if he just poorly picked words. To make things worse, since those 3 words were said, Israeli accuse Poles for opressing them during WW2 as much as Nazis. I know Jews were victims of oppression, but now it looks with Nazi dead, they have nobody to yell at, so they yell at Poles as substitute. It's like playing victim card. All because my country has long history of arguments and rarely had any allies.
I watched SW S7E11, it was an emotional episode despite I knew Ashoka and Rex will survive after watching SW Rebels. Knowing this robs of suspense. So now we know how Ashoka and Maul survives order 66. You seem to be right about the show ending with Anakin becoming Vader, the plot of the film gets faster than I expected.
Have you ever wondered why it's called order 66? I guess it's short from the evil number, another theory is that 66 in alphabet would be FF, what can mean Final Fight.
I think Steven Universe has a good story and nice visual effects, but it's very slow. It's good as long as it doesn't focus on humans, when aliens are more interesting characters. I was glad that Lapis became a recurring character, my favorite perhaps, but I was bothered by Lapis and Peridot not being promoted to main characters.
I really like the show, and I never minded episodes that would focus on Steven with the human residents of Beach City since it was a nice change to sometimes just have time to relax with Steven just having a good time with friends. Steven himself is also one of the most likable protagonists in a cartoon. Lapis is your favorite character?
Yes, Lapis is my favorite. I like her design, her powers, her tragic backstory makes her very sympathetic and how she behaves is very understandable and relatable to me. I don't like that she almost stole whole water from Beach City, but everyone has to have flaws.
I always liked Lapis more than Peridot, but I see Peridot as the most developed Gem. I just thought that Peridot and Lapis should be promoted to main characters.
I read what many of the fandom wrote, it was hard to read. Many of them hated characters more, when their new flaws were discovered, especially Pink Diamond and Pearl. This made me think they are very immature and toxic, shipping wars also occured. However I decided to not read their thoughts and just enjoy the show.
Those are some interesting ideas for what a fusion between Steven and Lapis or Steven and Peridot would be. I really think that if Lapis ever fused with anyone else it should have been Steven. How do you think a fusion of Steven and Bismuth would look?
I never thought of Bismuth, because she's always been underutilised. Imagining her fusion with Steven is challenging. I imagine this as something similar to dwarf from LOTR armed in hammer and shield, but also in armor made from Steven's smaller shields and Bismuth's long noodle hair put on front and tied to look like beard. What do you think?
No, I don't. Pink Diamond was immature, but well intentioned and yet flawed as strategist. She started as innocently insensitive, but learned to appreciate organic life. I don't think she's terrible, I just have mixed feelings.
She thought her manipulations would work on the other Diamonds, because they always showed her only their insensitive side, so she lacked informations about them. Human zoo isn't her creation, it's the other Diamonds, because of their misinterpretations. Also they see humans as something we humans see animals.
She forgot about Spinel and this was terrible, but I don't forget about good things she did. She harmed Volleyball in anger, but this was and accident. I still am not sure what to think about her creating Steven. I think she didn't expect to disappear after birth of Steven, it's not like she created Steven to escape from problems she caused.
I won't be original, Onion, Ronaldo, Aquamarine and Diamonds. Onion is a manace, Ronaldo is a paranoic jerk, Aquamarine choosed to be evil even after peace and was always nasty, the Diamonds caused genocides on many planets and are more arrogant than elves in LOTR. Oh wait, there is also a human jerk, who antagonized Stevonie in car racing. I can dislike jerks, but mass murderers are a completely different league.
Only good thing about Ronaldo is for the audience to know what they shouldn't be like. That's what anti-role models are for.
I also don't remember name of this guy, perhaps he's not even worth remembering.
Jasper is a mixed example. I can't sort her as easily as other characters. On one hand she's a victim of indoctrination and trained since birth to be a brutal soldier, but on other hand she's a racist and abuser and she's nasty to everyone, who's not diamond. She has cool design and was an entertaining fighter, but her personality and blindness to logic are unlikable.
Speaking of the whole bad life is no excuse to be a jerk yourself when Lapis first decides to stay on Earth only to find Peridot was living at the barn did you think Lapis was being way too harsh when Peridot just wanted to win her over?
Lapis was harsh, but I could understand her lack of trust to Peridot, because she imprisoned her. Not wanting to talk to her was one thing, but telling to leave was too far. Still this isn't black and white situation. This required time to settle, but Steven made it worse by pressing on them.
Strange question, but yes. I find many abandoned places creepy, because I can never be sure, if it won't collapse or a dangerous animal or human is hiding there. I saw abandoned amusement parks only in American tv, in Poland they are just demolished and turned into something else.
I've been watching some videos on abandoned parks, and some of them really come of as creepy since they have freaky stories about them, and the idea that people say they have seen ghost sightings is also something to freak you out. For example, there's an abandoned park in Japan that's located near Japan's Suicide Forest, and if that weren't enough it's also located close to where a cult committed murders with nerve gas. There's another abandoned park in Japan that's said to be haunted, and a man once went there to get pictures, but all of the pictures he took came back completely faded. There's also this one park here in the United States that was built over a burial ground. I'm sure you'd agree that was a stupid move to build a park in a place like that. There were multiple deaths with most of them being children, and when they tried to reopen the park there was said to be ghost sightings of the children who previously died there.
So you watched Stranger Things S1. I also watched this. Story, mystery and characters are well done, but the only problem I have is quite slow pacing. Initially the show was difficult to follow, because there were 4 independent lines - the boys, the sheriff, family of the missing boy, sister of one of the boys. I was interested in the show mainly, because I wanted to see monsters. I didn't expect the show would remind me mystery tv show Eerie Indiana. Eleven is perhaps the most interesting character due to her dark and troubled past, but Steve is the most developed character. Initially Steve was stereotypical smug cool guy, but he realized that he joined wrong crowd, who are insensitive jerks and have bad influence on him. The show gave interesting message that humans are more monsters than animals (demogorgons too), because animals kill out of fear or hunger, when humans kill for amusements (bullies) or profits (Brenner).
I started watching Season 2, and I'm really liking the show. I'm not one for the horror genre, but this is a pretty good show that feels like it combines a lot of fun 1980s styles. It feels like a Stephen Spielberg movie, a Stephen King novel, 80s horror movies, and other types of 80s movies like The Goonies. It's also fun to see a lot of the references and instances where you can see 80s nostalgia in certain scenes.
SW Clone Wars are over. Ending was quite satisfying and sad. Like you predicted Anakin ended as Vader. The episode is full of symbols, if you take notice. Clones cemetry represents death of the republic, especially helmet with republic crest, Vader in reflection of clone helmet means empire coming after the republic. Reading Vader's body language, I think he was lamenting that Ashoka's seemingly dead, adding that he lost everything in the films, it makes his realization even sadder.
It's too bad we never got more of that with Anakin in the films. I think the characterization from the show as well as Ashoka having some form of presence would havve helped with the awful Prequels instead of getting Anakin always whining and pouting how Obi Wan is holding him back, and then murdering children. I know I've brought that up before, but man does that completely contradict what Obi Wan told Luke in the original films about his father. With the way he was portrayed in the films you'd think he was always under the influence of the dark side.
Indeed Anakin in live action films was insufferable, in the animated show he was much better. Do you think 2008 animated film is better than the prequel films? In prequel trilogy I liked Obi-wan more than Anakin.
I think Obi wan was lying to motivate Luke, that was his truth from certain point of view. It's a method used from ages. He brushed Anakin's memory and colored his positive traits, so Luke would have motivation.
Dark side is not well presented in the prequels, it shows once force user turns on it, it keeps telling him to do bad things for sake of being a villain. I don't believe people don't have free will to make their own choices.
I'm not fond to sequel trilogy, because I see it as coping the original trilogy too much. The Last Jedi didn't feel like coping the Empire strikes Back, I felt more like subverting characters for sake of surprises. I just don't like that Han was a neglectful dad, Leia cared about politics more than about her son, Luke trying to kill his nephew after redeeming his dad. To me Finn is more interesting than Rey, because he's a bad guy seeing his faults and trying to change, when Rey is a person, who barely knows anything about the Force and yet gets skilled in using it due to learning unbelievably quickly. Kylo Ren to me is even worse version of Anaking from prequels, I don't see him as complex villain, but a whiny child in adult body.
I still have not seen the 2008 animated film, but I've heard that it's not so much a film, but an hour and a half long pilot for the Clone Wars TV show that was shoved into theaters.
The dark side was not presented well in the Prequels, and in a lot of ways neither was the force. In the original films they kept a good mystique where the force was more who these people were, and what they could do based on their power of will, concentration, and whatnot. In the Prequels the force felt more like superpowers that just latched onto certain people, and by explaining it more they made it less interesting.
The Sequel trilogy does have problems, and their characters can also have similar issues like how in The Last Jedi they were clearly trying to make it feel like a girl power type of thing by giving a lot of focus to female characters while making most of the male characters suck in comparison. Kathleen Kennedy really was the worst choice to run LucasFilm. She's the worst.Her trying to push an agenda really did not need to be there.I think that if JJ Abrams had just directed The Last Jedi like the first and third films in this trilogy it wouldn't have been such a mess. I still like The Force Awakens, and I'm sad it's the first of a trilogy that was mostly disappointing. It's not as bad as the Prequels, but it still leaves much to be desired minus The Force Awakens. Rogue One was much better than Ride of Skywalker.
I still haven't watched the film either. I only heard that a hutt is main antagonist instead of more interesting Dooku, Grievous or Ventress. This already discourages me.
I don't mind medichlorians, seriously. I didn't get angry, when I heard it. I only understood that some things are interesting only, when mysterious. In games like KOTOR the Force is like magic shared on light, dark and grey. Light powers heal and protect, dark powers hurt, grey powers just move objects.
JJ Abrams had his own ideas, but his superiors meddled too much. His Rise of Skywalker was longer, but his superiors wanted the film to be shorter, so they deleted his favorite parts. This was final nail to coffin and Abrams severed ties with Disney, he had enough of meddling. There is another alternative script of the film with different plot, no Palpatine, not so many recycled plot elements.
Rogue One is much better, it shows SW universe from perspective of non-force users, but normal troopers. It also gives more shades of grey morality, Cassain tries to follow orders and be a good man, Saw Ganera is an extremist fighting the Empire, the imperial pilot switched sides, Galen Erso was an Imperial sabotaging his own creation. Jyn Erso is sadly the weakest protagonist, because compare to Cassain or Chirrut she has no interesting traits.
Since SW Rebels aired I always had mixed feelings. Animation is poorer, plot is slow and half of main characters are underaged and not very interesting. Ezra is too annoying and too out of place to be interesting. I focues on Sabine, Hera and Kanan, because they were at least tolerable. Inquisitors are boring villains, so the show got interesting when Admiral Thrawn and Maul appeared. Mandalorian eps are only good ones. I still don't like that agent Kallus got redeemed instead of the famale imperial ambasador, who was killed early in S2.
I have not seen Star Wars: Rebels, but from what you described I'm not really in any hurry to do do.
It is a shame that Star Wars really had a lot of issues outside of the Original Trilogy. I'm not saying only the Original Trilogy can be good, but you can't have the ego and self importance that Lucas had with the Prequels, and the meddling and Kathleen Kennedy agenda pushing that unfortunately came over the Sequel Trilogy. I try to be more optimistic with The Last Jedi and not hate it, but it's hard to ignore the flaws it has.
Disney tried to make SW their second Marvel, but put incompetent people in charge and unlike with Marvel they had no long-term plans, that's why there is such mess.
In the Last Jedi I hoped to learn more of Knights of Ren, but they didn't have any role, in Rise of Skywalker they appear more, but they are faceless mooks. In comics they have more backstory, but that's disappointing to me. In short Knights of Ren are secret dark side cultist not related to the sith, Kylo killed their previous master and took his place, Ren means lightsaber in a dead language. That's just a poor cliche story.
Mandalorian and the last season of Clone Wars are good products. If Solo wasn't such box office bomb, Boba Fett and Obiwan would have their own stand alone films. To avoid such disappointments, Mandalorian was produced instead. Kenobi is also supposed to be a web show focusing on Obiwan's backstory.
Hopefully some of the upcoming Disney+ shows like the Obi Wan and Cassion Andor series can prove to be hits for the Star Wars franchise like The Mandalorian. Though we just be happy that at least Disney does give Star Wars a lot of love and attention. Imagine if they gave Star Wars the same treatment they did as the Muppets. There would be hardly any Star Wars content if they did. Compared to Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars the Muppets get the worst treatment when it comes to all of Disney's acquired properties. Just look at how there were only two movies in the last decade, and the Muppets show from 2015 was canelled after only one season. I hope those upcoming Muppets Now shorts do well. This world needs more Muppets right now.
What do you think of cell shading animation? It tries to make 2d look like coming to life, so viewer would have impression that a comic or cartoon or anime gets real. To me this animation is so ugly that hurts my eyes. For this reason I still haven't watched SW Resistance. I can feel comfortable wathing only 2d or 3d, never between.
I don't know. Even if they did something simple in memory of him would be nice like how when Marcia Wallace passed away they did a chalkboard gag at the beginning of a Simpsons episode where Bart writes "We'll miss you Mrs. K".
I heard that Scoob is a bad animated film. This makes me wonder why does Warner keep doing bad films recently? Because Disney already hired the best writers and directors?
Warner dominated over Disney in 2000s, when the former offered Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. Now Disney dominates thanks to Marvel and Star Wars. I have tendency to root for underdogs instead of overachievers.
I still have to see it. I have to rent the movie online since it went straight to online rentals because of the Covid-19 pandemic. I was hoping Scoob would turn out to be a pretty good movie, but it looks like it probably wont be. I'm still going to give it a watch. I'm surprised it has a lower rating than Trolls World Tour becase that movie looked worse to me.
I've been doing good. The Covid-19 pandemic is nowhere near being solved, and it's really becoming more and more of a thorn on the entire world's side. How have you been, and is your family still healthy?
That ordeal with the elephants is very disheartening. The last thing we need is more animals dropping in population because of possible desease that can kill them.
I have seen both seasons of Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts, and it is a pretty fascinating series. It has one of the more apealing post apocalyptic worlds I've seen, and it's great how the show's world doesn't look all drab and almost colorless like world's of this sort in other media that depicts a future like this.
You may find this interesting news, but I wrote a new fanfic. Not a collab on one of Yoshi's, but one I did. Yoshi did help since he wanted to collab on one of my tales.
I and my family are still not infected, because we don't leave house unless it's job or shopping. Many different companies work on the cure, so I hope it will be developed.
It sounds obvious, but if animal species goes extinct, there is no turning back. I hope the case of dead elephants will be explained and solved.
Most of post apocalyptic worlds are colorless in order to show edgy and hopeless future. I guess in Kipo all mutated animals are hostile to humans, because humans hunted and caged them. It's like nature is taking revenge on us. So it's like all animal version of planet of apes. I like Kipo, because her kindness and optimism are appealing. My least liked protagonist is Dave, because he has too big ego and jeopardizes plans rest of the group made. For example he made situation needlessly complicated, when the group was trying to get into home of the scientist wolves.
On DArt is this fanfic? If I read it, then I'll leave a comment.
My new fanfic hasn't been posted on DA yet. I'm going to repost my old ones first, at the least the ones I still keep around. My newer one is called Picnic Pandemonuim where Lincoln goes on a picnic with his friends, and some of his friends take advantage of Rodney so that he'll make them more smoothies. That's the basic gist, but there's more to it than that.
I really liked Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. It's my favorite animated movie of 2018.
That fanfic I mentioned is on Yoshi's DA profile. The one I collaborated on is called Snowing About Her, but you should read Love is in the Grave first because the two stories are connected.
I wanted to ask. Remember how on the Loud House wiki we had moments of talking in the wiki chat? Would you want to do that here so we could have a more direct conversation where it's faster to get each other's comments?
I understand, I can see your dog's reaction. As a young kid I also got terrified of fireworks, I thought everything is going to be destroyed. In Poland independence day is celebrated by telling history of how Poland was restored after WW1 and many like going to bar and drinking beer together. No fireworks.
Poor Brownie. It's like comforting a baby, who got scared by thunder.
One week of activity more and I'll finally have full year badge on LH wikia, then I'll stop visiting it. Can you imagine that on the wikia commenting is disabled again? It's because comments were too often used to exchange insults and people kept returning to bad episodes over and over again.
The Owl House and Amphibia will return July 11. I still like both shows equally. Those shows are better, because they at have deeper characters and focus more on story than poor man's jokes.
2nd season of Mandalorian will air by end of 2020, but I'm sceptical about news. According to them Ashoka and Boba Fett will appear in the show, but it smells like pandering the fanbase. When I started watching the show, I expected it to focus on SW criminal underworld.
I went to bed late last night waiting for Brownie to calm down, and even then she was still all nervous when I was getting ready to go upstairs to go to bed. Luckily, she didn't cry or whine while I was sleeping as far as I know.
I am really looking forward to the second season of Amphibia, and I am definitely ecstatic for Muppets Now which comes out on Disney+ at the end of this month. The new Phineas and Ferb movie wont come out until late next month unfortunately.
I honestly don't know why they brought back the comments on the Loud House wiki. That place is too much of an unpleasant site to have back and fourths like that. The fanbase never seems to get any better. It's always angry and toxic.
It seems pandemia is a cause of delaying production of the film. I see you're excited about the Muppets Now, I saw trailer and conversation between Kermit and Joe was funny. Joe has point that content shouldn't be spoiled. Still my favorite is Gonzo, so I'm most interested in his segments.
The admins brought comments back, because they believed the users learned to be more civil, but they were wrong.
Brownie is fine, but where I am even the day after the 4th there are still some people setting off fire crackers, and it doesn't stop the day after. During the day Brownie is fine, but once it's getting dark she starts to get anxious, and if she hears booms in the distance she gets nervous, and wont leave anyone alone because of how scared she gets. We have patience with her though. We always feel bad for her when this time of year comes around. It's annoying that people set off fireworks the days before and even after the actual day. It's really obnoxious. We know that making fireworks illegal doesn't prevent people from purchasing them illegally so that wouldn't work.
With Muppets Now I heard from my amigo Muppetspot that puppeteer Bill Barretta has confirmed that there's more Muppet content coming to Disney+ in the near future which means Muppets Now is only the beginning. I am happy since the world needs more Muppets right now. I heard that the Muppets Now episodes will focus on the Muppets with a cokking show, talk show, and game show. I can tell the cooking show is what Swedish Chef will be a part of. If they make a new Muppet movie in the future would you think it would stink if they made it a Disney+ original instead of a theatrical film? Granted, theaters are open again if this happens.
I can understand Brownie. Fireworks were during night, so she associates night with them. This is trauma for her. Some of my own neighbours are crazy enough to launch fireworks day or few days before New year eve. Sadly many people like doing things that are forbidden, some of my countrymen are infamous for this.
I think Muppet movies are better for small screen than big screen, that's just my opinion. Maybe this preference comes from me being used to seeing them in TV and my PC monitor.
I see. I still would like to see the Muppets on the big screen again in the future. The more Muppet content the better. Disney loves the Muppets, but it seems like in recent times most don't always know what to do with them. I think that explains the lack of consitent new Muppet content now. They did have a TV show that came out back in 2015, but it was cancelled after only one season, and their last movie Muppets Most Wanted underperformed.
I missed a chance to watch Coco in cinema, but I finally saw the film. Colorful animation was amazing. I like the powerful message of the film "don't put your dreams before family". I agree with the message, because if I fulfilled my dream, but was alone with my success, I wouldn't feel fully successful. Miguel had cool sceleton disguise and nice character development, he learned to not be so stubborn and disrespectful. It's understandable he was like this, because he was a preteen. The story isn't original, but still interesting and fascinating. I knew from the start that Hector is Miguel's relative, because I watched many films, so I can notice some patterns in plot. I think Ernesto is the most evil Pixar villain, because even after death he successfully kept everyone fooled for almost a century. I like ending of the film and scene with Miguel holding his baby sister, it was adorable.
I saw teaser of Wreck It Ralph 2 and scene with bunny was so creepy to me. Many viewers compare the film to infamous Emoji, because in both cases main characters mess around in internet simply, because they are wild and disobidient. Similarity to bad films is not helping the case. It seems Ralph learned nothing about not going turbo and being himself.
I watched Pacific Rim Uprising and I think critics were much too harsh, because I enjoyed the film. I can only complain on lack of original protagonists. Still the film was spectacular and had interesting plot twists. At least it's better than Justice League and better than Transformers.
Black Clouds hang over my family recently. 2 weeks ago my dad broke a leg, 3 days ago his brother fell on stairs getting a scar on forehead and 2 days ago my dads' car got damaged, so he left him to repair. Problem is the repair will take a week, what means his transportation is limited. So many bad things happening so often made me insecure. Maybe I'm overreactin, but that's how I feel.
I started losing interest in the Loud House, because in S3 I see mostly recycling old scripts and boring stories.
In Poland Ducktales 2017 was finally released. I watched first 3 episodes. I like the show, I feel nostalgic, when I watch it. I like that the triplets have more different personalities. I like that Donald is like in classics and not like in 2013 version, because this jerk version wasn't my Donald. I think it's worth watching.
I have a real life problem. My father was driving and for a moment he stopped holding steering wheel, I called him out for this and he got angry and said I'm angry with no sense and I said he was putting us in danger so my reaction was justified. He refused to accept that I have a point and he refused to take responsibility. Nobody got hurt, but now we have bad blood. Stopping holding steering wheel during driving to read an sms was reckless and risky. Why am I a bad guy here for wanting to be safe?
I saw Justice League, it's better than BVS and MoS, but worse than WW. Plot is simple, but I went to cinema to watch spectacular and destructive fights, I didn't expect complex plot. Many complained on messy plot, because it gives origin stories of heroes who didn't have solo films, but I am smart enough to understand it and not get confused. Many complained about film being too similar to MoS, but all plots about alien invasions are standard. I liked the Russian family plot, because it showed the alien invasion from perspective of simple defenseless civillian. I liked portplay of the heroes in the film, especially Aquaman's cynicism and sarcasm. Generally I find the film enjoyable. What's your opinion?
I saw Star Wars The Last Jedi as well, I liked the unpredictible plot and realistic reactions of characters, deconstructions of cliches like chosen one or disobidient soldier. Kylo Ren is portplayed there better than in Force Awakens, but Luke was portplayed as unlikable and Rey is not as cool as in the previous film. I think the moral of the film is to not be attatched to old ways and traditions too much, sometimes to move forward past needs to be abandoned.
I haven't seen Coco for a reason you may find strange. My grandmom died in November, so the last thing I wanted to watch is a film about death.
Polish version of Futurama has rerun, so I watched it again and then decided to add Polish voice actors of the main characters on the wikia.
I know for sure I won't watch Aquaman in 2018. I just feel DCEU failed to achieve vision of the creators. I hoped with Success of WW, the franchise will improve, but sadly it doesn't.
I also feel the ending was depressing. Mark Hamill himself said that he doesn't like Luke in the last jedi. I lost respect for Luke, when he tried to kill Ben simply because he was suspecting corruption in him. He already put cross on him. Creation of Kylo Ren looks like a self-fulfilling prophecy. In my eyes Luke treated Ben like evil, so he became evil. Analogically if people are treated like animals, they eventually become animals. Finn is my favorite character of the sequel trilogy, because he's most complex and most dynamic and he doesn't need magical powers as he's a skilled fighter. Rey in the film is shown as a naive young adult, who needed to see the harsh reality to grow up. Kylo Ren had a point to not be attatched to past and to not let others tell you who you are, but to decide yourself. He's still evil, but at least thanks to his own decision and he doesn't try to be like his idol or please anyone, but himself.
The Last Jedi had amazing script, so I fear it's sequel will be a great challenge to keep quality. With Fisher's death, premiere will be deleyed as the script needs to be rewritten without Leia, who was supposed to be a major character. Rewriting scripts always means plot getting messy.
In Poland snow already causes traffics and car accidents. Near my home city 3 cars crashed, in result road was closed and other drivers needed to use 3 times longer way through forest. Because of the snow I can't go and visit my uncles and aunts, it's too risky to get crashed. I'll celebrate this year Christmas with dad only.
I never knew Disney had such cancelled projects. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QYgch_uU_c I am glad they didn't make Trojan War, because this would be far too different from the original story. I enjoyed Greek myths at school, so altering them like this was a disapointment for me.
Interesting video about differences between Pixar and Disney films. I didn't notice them, because I was a child, when I was watching the films, then I didn't have ability to interpret characters and events.
In Poland is no snow, it's so warm birds didn't fly on south and bears didn't start hibernation. It's too convinient for them to migrate or sleep. Normally now in Poland would be temperature sub zero. All because climate changed.
A tiny trivia, Leela's Polish VA voices Lynn Jr from TLH and Fry's Polish VA voiced Lori's male version.
I read plot of upcoming Selfie Improvement and No Place like Homeschool. In the former Lori tries her best to surpass Carol in popularity of internet photo, this sounds interesting enough for me. In the latter Lola is homeschooled, but after eps, where she goes to school, it doesn't make sense. I dislike rectons.
Just a notice. On your profile page about tlh characters Lori requires improvement, because S2 is over, so there is no point in fragment "hopefully their relationship will start to improve in season 2".
Last Saturday I went on b-day party of my high school friend. There were some of my former classmates. It was nice to meet old buddies. All of them have jobs and spouses or fiances. One of them studied IT, but works as house/appartment broker. Other studied psychology, not finished, but works in Phone company Orange as cable instalator. Only one of them studied machine design and works as machine designer like me. B-day boy gave us a cake, which was technically a very big Oreo. We were eating pizza and drinking beer. It was very nice to meet them. Only problem was they are all nightowls, who wanted to play till morning, when I was tired and wanted to finally rest.
Roadie to Nowhere showed Luna can be insecure about her skills. Funny enough I put similar fear in Responsibility Issues. To be honest I wanted to be an artist and later a writer, but after realising some harsh reality I switched to math and physics and I eventually became a machine designer. If I do art or writing, then it's a hobby.
A Fridge too far was funny, but scary. I like Lincoln less after he broke Luan's leg, but should I after Luan's April Fools? Electrocuting Lana was sadistic and radiating Lily was awful. Those could have killed them. Lincoln turned out hypocritical as he protested against stealing, but he fell into a trap, because he tried to steal. Lisa had a very smart idea and ironically the siblings made for their dad a favor by removing his ingredients, but this is a far fetched coincidence like in Phineas and Ferb. I find this ep inferior to Roadie to Nowhere, because I don't like anybody there for stealing and torturing. Still better than I expected and I liked blue Luna and blue Lynn.
I saw on tlh wikia, that you plan to write a fanfic story about Lana saving carnival animals. The story sounds interesting, so I have few title suggestions for the story, "Carnimal" - composition of Animal and Carnival, "Not so happy carnival", "Dark carnival", "Karma and Carnival", "Carnival and Punishment".
I watched all 4 Junary eps of the Loud House, I find Roadie to Nowhere the best due to serious tone and finally developing Luna, my 2nd is Selfie Improvement as it features Carol as I imagined her and the ep is like Making the Case done right, I am neutral about Homeschool and Fridge eps.
I consider watching thriller All Money of the World, because it's interesting to me that a rich man is so avaricious he refuses to pay ransom for own grandson.
To be honest not really. I am tired of superhero movies. Also the original film ended with cliffhanger, 14 years passed and now the writers want to settle things that I stopped caring about. This is quite annoying. Don't you think?
I suppose. However, The Incredibles is the one Pixar film I've always wanted a sequel for, and I'm not the only one. The one thing that's becoming too much overload when it comes to animated films is that pretty much every animation studio now cares more about making franchises, and not standalone films. We've gotten so many unnecessary sequels, that I'm so burned out on sequels. There have been some that I've loved, such as Toy Story 3, Finding Dory, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Kung Fu Panda 2 and 3, and I'm looking forward to The Incredibles 2, Wreck-It Ralph 2, and How to Train Your Dragon 3. After that, I think I may be done with animated sequels. Speaking of which, I've got bad news. After Universal acquired DreamWorks, they wanted another Shrek film, which means that Shrek 5 is going to happen. WHY?
Answer is simple. Universal wants to make money thanks to Shrek. To me the series is dead since the 3rd film. I am afraid good era for Disney is over, because now it has sequels and remakes in plans instead of original films.
I loved TY series, but plot of the 4th film is really generic compare to previous 3 movies, I feel it's needless to extend perfectly finished story.
I heard short film Olaf's Frozen Adevnture featured before Coco met with strong criticizm, so it makes me think Disney treats Frozen like cash giving cow.
What do you think about tv series based on the films? I don't mean the great cartoon series Alladin, I mean for example tv series Tangled or Big Hero Six? I fear they are just cheap tricks based on successful products.
Treating franchise like cash giving cow lowers it's quality. Executives see this as easy way to feed their greed and don't put much effort in development, so every next installment gets worse and worse. That's what I'm thinking about TY4 right now. I don't want the franchise to end up like original planet of apes series, where every next film was supposed to be the last, but greedy executives made more and more till it became unpopular.
I also haven't seen bh6 cartoon. However I saw few first eps of Tangled cartoon and it didn't interest me. I don't like second ep about that sweets seller, who detests Raspunsel for petty reasons and is such a jerk. I also dislike Cassandra, because she's too unsympathetic for me and her conflicts with Eugine are unfunny.
I really don't like the cash cow mentality. The fact that so many studios now sem to care more about making franchises rather than just making good movies is really sad. Even though I'm looking forward to The Incredibles 2, Wreck-It Ralph 2, How to Train Your Dragon 3, and The Lego Movie 2, I really don't want anymore sequels to animated films. The only other animated film that I could see a sequel working okay is Inside Out. I wouldn't mind seeing a follow up to Inside Out.
Warner Bros had cow cash mentality and that's why their DC extended universe doesn't work. WW was the only successful film and I was naive to believe JL will be that good too. To me the series is dead. Lego films and shows are owned by Warner Bros and they also treat it like cash cow. Studio Illumination makes money on Gru and the minions' adventures. I never watched a single film of the series, but it's impressive that 2 films of such young series already earned over 1 billion. I doubt Disney will have any real competition in animated films industry soon enough. I still like the Loud House, but I fear it will also be treated like cash cow. Perhaps making the movie is already doing it so. Many complain that the Simpsons quality of writing got lower. It's so hard to make something new or original for 30 years.
I hope Warner Bros makes other animated films besides the Lego movies. The Lego Movie was a surprisingly great film, and so was The Lego Batman Movie. I heard The lego Ninjago Movie was meh, and I know Warner Bros is making a new animated film called Small Foot this year. The premise to Small Foot sounds intriguing to me.
I've also never seen any of the Despicable me films, but I know people ahve said at least the first two are good.
I think you're right on Disney and Pixar not having much competition, as most other animation studios don't produce quality work that often. DreamWorks makes a really good movie every once in a while, with mediocre and bad films most of the time. When it comes to DreamWorks you have to wait through the mediocre films: Over the Hedge, Monsters vs Aliens, and the Madagascar films, and the downright bad films: Shark Tale, Home, Shrek the Third, etc to get to the good films like the Kung Fu Panda films or the How to Train Your Dragons films. Blue Sky's only worth while film at this time is The Peanuts Movie, and that's it.
Kung Fu Panda and how to train dragon series are good franchises, one of their good sides is lack of references to pop culture for comedy. When I saw KFP1 I felt like it's incredibly similar to manga Naruto, because the main character is an unskilled and lazy ditz, who needs to train hard to prove everyone and himself he's a great warrior. To me KFP2 is the best installment of the series due to dark tone and interesting story and the drama. KFP3 was too fantastic to me and I didn't like more goofy tone. I liked the film, but not the tv series, because it's predictible cliche and the main characters never learns his lessons for long.
Lack of competition isn't good, because without it companies become lazy and doesn't improve their products. Lack of competition leads to apathy and stangantion. At least I believe that purpose of art in any form is not only to be shown and sold, but also to inspire others to make new art.
It would be great if other animation studios would also started making great animated films. DreamWorks only makes a good one every now and then, and then make mostly below average films. I heard that Rise of the Guardians is pretty good, but I still haven't seen it. The original Shrek is the only straight up comedy film from DreamWorks that I believe puts more effort into the story and characters, and didn't let the jokes overshadow that.
I saw Rise of the Guardians and it was average to me. The studio was planning sequels and tv series, but it was a box office bomb, so the plan was abandoned. They lost 90 mln in production and marketing combined. They had no choice, but to start new ideas. Blue Sky treated their Ice Age as cash cow and made it unwatchable. Recently they released adaptation of Spanish story Ferdinand, but I think they were idiots to release it in same day Star Wars the Last Jedi was released. Dreamworks were smart enough to avoid it with Kung Fu Panda 3, so they wouldn't have to compete with Force Awakens. Sony tries its best with horror parody Hotel Transilvania, I can't understand why people watch this uncreative garbage.
I'm not a fan of Sony Pictures Animation. I consider Sony to be the worst animation studio that's currently around. All their films are so overly cartoony, weakly written, and full of annoying things, that I can't stand them. The Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs have really lousy character designs, and the animation is so overly cartoony, that it's just annoying. The Hotel Transylvania films are the same, with overly cartoony animation. Then of course, there's The Emoji Movie, which has been regarded as one of the worst animated films ever made.
Indeed poor executing, overusing mean-spiritness and making all stupid for sake of the plot are reasons some eps become unpopular. Dragonzako said Lincoln never asked for peace and quiet, but of course he did, but was always denied like he was denied free time he asked for.
But you know what is also bad in the show? Contradicting morals. Eps like Dance Dance Resolution tried to teach that lying is bad, but in Sound of Silence lying was used to give Lincoln lesson (which I still find too harsh). Another episode breaking aesop "don't lie" is Arrgh you for real, because lying is used to make Clyde feel better. Lie was aslo what Lynn Sr used in It's a 4xLoud House to teach his children. Lisa used lies in Snow Bored to make her siblings go back to school. We never saw Lisa punished or called out for obvious lying about violating privacy of her family (cameras in toilets, tracking chips in chins). Save the Date is supposed to teach that actions say louder than words, but in Shell Shock we have an opposite moral. Lincoln is called out for bad behaviour, but Ronnie was never like it was a double standard. Ronnie acted recklessly at school and didn't bother to tell Lincoln that it's all just an act and she's surprised Lincoln thought bad about her. Only Lincoln is told to be the bad guy there, but not Ronnie, when it's clear she can blame only herself for her reputation.
Poor comunication used in the show many times wasted chance for better plot. In Whole Picture few viewers blame Lincoln for not telling his sisters in the start that he delated his photos and that's why they don't want to help him. Clyde disguising himself as all sisters was boring and unfunny, the sisters helping in recreating photos and arguing about how it was in the past would be far more interesing. Poor communication paints Lincoln as bad guy in Perfect Picture, I wondered why didn't he just say he wants to fix his picture? I dislike this ep, because the sisters are unlikable and Lincoln also for stealing Luna and Luan's stuff.
Phenomena called by tv tropes unfair sex or Double standard in the show began annoying me. When the girls or parents make same misatkes as Lincoln they don't suffer such sever injuries or are called out. Vantastic Voyage is Lynn Sr's out on the limo, unlike the son father is not influenced by any snob and he mistreats his family even worse, but he never suffered any physical injuries. Garage Banned is Lori's Sound of Silence and Space Invader and Tale of Two Tables, she wanted peace and own space, but not only does this in more mature way, but also despite doing same tricks she never suffers. The sisters are never called out for changing Lucy in Back in Black, but when Lincoln changed Lisa in Making the Grade, whole world was against him. Minor thing, but still double standard is everyone in Read a Loud was mad at Lincoln, but everyone was sorry for Lola, when she explained it's all her fault, what seemed unfair. Spell It Out is like Lucy's Sound of Silence and Lucy suffered far less than Lincoln despite being much more active. In Crying Dame parnets had plugged ears like Lincoln in Sound of Silence, but the children never tortured or humiliated them for ignoring them. This makes some think the show is misandristic.
The most annoying in the show are wasted chances to change status quo like Change of Heart. This ep made me dislike Lori again and dislike Clyde even more. I also complain on teaching same morals like "don't jump into conclusions" over and over again. The characters seem like suffering on Aesop Amnesia.
Today in Poland is a fest called "Fat Thursday", when all eat donut-like sweets called "Pączki". They look like donuts without holes. It's because after this day will be 6 weeks of fasting. That's all a prelude to Easter.
I watched City Slickers, I don't hate RA that much, but now I dislike her much more. She lied her friends and kept messing Lincoln to cover her lies and didn't bother to explain it in the first place, Lincoln needed to get angry so she could say this. I don't know if Lincoln had flashbacks or imagination, but the pantsing down on photo was real. I don't like that she still likes humiliating Lincoln, I don't like her like I did in S1 and S2. I was annoyed by Lori and Bobby, but at least he told something smart about getting used to the city. Lori's subplot reminded me Homer vs New York. Because I was lied about Ronnie Anne's change, then I am bit angry. I don't like being lied. I see this ep worse, when I compare it to previous episode. This ep is like Ronnie's Save the date, she lied and gave Lincoln worse things than insults, but she nobody threw furnitures on her and nobody gave her a death glare, in Hand-me-downer Lincoln also pretended someone he's not, but unlike Ronnie he was ridiculed by those new friends and loudly called out by sisters. I really dislike this unfair sex. I also really don't like that Lincoln is made a masochist in this ep, it's contradictionary to eps where he clearly didn't like Lynn hitting him. This is simply an excuse to make him not bother. However I liked how CJ hugged Lincoln, they are no doubt new good friends.
Fool Me Twice was not my favorite, because this time poor family fooled themselves. Also it was a lame excuse that a geezer had to play Lincoln, because the real one is 11 and has white hair, when roles for the younger sisters were perfectly found. Luan after making the case turned out hypocrite in fool me twice as she humiliated her family. I like how the family made Luan cry, it reminded me a climax from my fanfic "April Two Rules". I like how the family pranked Luan by getting rid of her stuff. It's like it's supposed to be saving throw after nsl, but it isn't, because all bad things happened to Lincoln in 1 episode, when to rest of the siblings similar things happen like one bad thing per episode. It's still an unfair sex that Luan was never kicked out the house for almost killing her family, when Lincoln was for much less damaging felony. I like how Crowley and Wetta give us plot twists, but this time I didn't fully like it. I knew the family isn't going to move, but I like they made Luan believe this. I felt not even a bit sorry for Luan after all she did. Still my favorite of april fools eps is Fool's Paradise, because it had most interesting plot.
What do you think about next eps?
Net Gains - Lynn's episode, this is finally a chance to give her development, I expect Lynn to become a coach.
Pipe Dreams - parents make secrect bathroom. I don't mind this ep. I expect siblings to find this out and giving a big argument.
Fandom Pains - better than I expected, Lucy upset that Lori and Leni watch vampires of melancholia, because new character was introduced. This is a good chance for bonding between Lucy and the eldest, I haven't seen them interacting too often. Maybe Haiku will make a cameo.
Teacher's Union - Oh, no, another Clincoln McLoud ep. I hoped Agnes Johnson to be the protagonist. It looks like mix of Girl Guru and Health Kicked. I hope Clyde won't appear too soon next, Lincoln's other friends also deserve to bond with Lincoln like Rusty in Back in Black.
Friendzy - it seems like Homeschool mixed with Overnight Success, I expect house to be demolished or ruined like in end of It's a 4xLoud House. I fear most of the invited friends won't even say a word, I had this problem with L is for Love.
I am sure you heard that Disney makers of Lion King were accused of plagiarism? It's because their product is incredibly similar to Japanese manga Kimba. I was shocked, when I first heard that one of my favorite animated films is a plagiarism. Inspiration and plagiarism are very much like twins.