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Dearly Debated

Episode 27 · 1 year ago

Geekin' Out September '21 (and other stuff)

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

We geekin' out again and get lost in a conversation about good storytelling. Ashely is reading old She-Hulk comics, Greg achieves animu level over 9000, and Nathanael mixes up Don Juan and Lothario

GET THOSE NERDS nerdy. Welcome to dearly debate. Is so where you're entitled to your opinion, even if it's long. I'm the boy R Po Jefson with a hot ten. You think you're on the wrong show cross promotion. Yeah, I guess it's. I need to close boots and your motorcycle. But the Daniel Levinson here. I am Greg Nine millimita friends. I'm Ashley. We've been watching terminate. This is way too easy for us. This is honestly the hardest part of the entire show. And then I always remember, right when it starts that I'm like, oh shoot, I't to come up with a catchy middle name. And then, yeah, I most the time feel like, or pretend like, I didn't know it was my turncause by myself some more time. How about this? How about this? I'm Ashley. I carry for you. I don't have it. That's my I have as always, as as in the second time, my new segments, nathaniel did to the classics. Oh, I wants the class movie and I wrote a same thing on it and I don't say anything if I'm done reading it. And then all I to guess, and if you play along, and home. You let us know how much the smart takes you. Oh well, I got it by word tune, which would be impressive because word he is Jewish. Perfect. Okay, my dears Petunia, the wall has been hot. We have lost many men to the sweating. Now the wells of the Los Angeles streets. They have surid hair and terrible music. Has Been weighing heavily on my soul. Sometimes I wonder whether we might one day live in the society with human hands and not needed. In the Frances, local law enforcement is locally in that I think that they offer their cigarettes and coffee. One soldier from our unit stands out to me, though, though I cannot recall his name. I suspect he may have been abouting on the previous to this engagement. His tenacity and resilience makes him see you almost in human. He speaks in frequently and briefly when he does too, but to stick European accident is somehow reassaring by being comforted by legendary body building, because impersonations are absolutely impeccable and provided much needed relief the men things up time. He's utterly convinced that the elimination of a single enemy combatible in the conflict. Day After day he sets off on his own arm to the teeth. I was worried it will be the last I see of him, but every day he ashows me that he'll be back, and he always is. I haven't closed along with this myth missing a ray, a bottle of three in one oil. As soon as you'll aken points. I hope to be reunited with you soon. Y'All's called Julie, Robert Owen, both all you ask of TRAVANCI Astley. What movie did I want to good? HMM, well, it's definitely a terminator movie, but if you, if you want to get more specific, I want to say that's salvation. The third one. Or is that? I would assume that might be the first one. Another third one's rising the machines. It was indeed the first one. I wrote this right after we watch the first terminator. But Robert Owens, Bartholo, you, Oscar Cavanchees, spells out Robert Owens raw, Robert Owens, Bartholome, you, Oscar, travan. I figured about half way. I said legendary bodybuilder, especially because we already be talking about their relator. Spell robot I thought that was that's what that one was. By the right. He keeps a share on me. He'll be back, like I'm good. It's like it was good, it look good. It matters. Those fun so next time it will not be a terminated movie. I'm gonna want, I have, I haven't mind what I'm going to let I'm going to watch for the next time. The terminators is kind of a on topic today, right. Yeah. Yeah, yeah. So, so today we were going to do our special or the very very special episode, but unfortunately Jason had to back out last minute. So we all got together, like what do we do? So we're just going to do another deacon outcast. Like what do we do? It's been a while. It's been a while technically, even though the episodes came out more recently than they could have, but technically we haven't done this since February. It's been what, I can't count, six months? Yeah, yeah, no, exactly, six months, six months since I last speaking out past. Yeah. So then we're just going to tell...

...you what we've been doing over the last six months. Yeah, so in Van of start us off, what kind of media you've been in? Do Shoot? Well, will you watch the Terminator, so so Greg and I've been kind of powering through all the terminent movies to one was fun, although so terminor one. It really, you know, watching it, it's like this really feels like a horror movie. Really, it's it may it kind of like I am pretty sure it's. It's in that job. It's afinitly, nothing else. It is horror adjacent because it definitely has like the beats of a horror movie, because it's this there's, you know, a vulnerable more or less two but like reese's bunnable as well, he's a soldier, but there's two people who are just being hunted by this absolutely unstoppable killing machine. It felt like. I mean, yeah, and if you put a hockey mask on them, and it's very hockey mask on, it's definitely very like it has the it has the Gore to it too, where you know, has those scenes that you can tell, especially at the time, people are just going to being to you know, like I mean I remember my dad talking about the scenes where he's cutting his own eye open, oh yeahs arm open to fix himself as being like these disgusting, grotesque scenes and like that whole scene is very much like a whole, like he's an animatronic. You could tell like like they're using an amatron for those scenes where he's doing that to himself and he's cutting himself open. There's blood everywhere and is jippring into the sink and it's like the music is just done, done, to know, so done and so like done. You can don't done like things like that. It's really scream. Okay, well, this is just I mean it's elongating a scene like this, which it's. It's I mean it's an amazing movie because, one, it's communicating a lot in that scene. Right, it's not just like hey, we're going to show you Gore because we want it to. But you can definitely tell that, like they weren't shying away from that. They were leaning into it and saying this is going to be really creepy and menacing. The fact this guy is just he feels no pain here. He is digging into his own skin, working on himself. Yeah, and then t too, which is also very, very good. Yes, was definitely more of an actual movie. I mean that's kind of like James Cameron's bent with his if he gets a shot at a sequel. I mean because he did. Well, I thought it was. I thought, yes, right, sooner it was almost ten years later. That's you too, because, yeah, it's true. Yeah, because t one was eighty five or forty five, eighty towards ninety four, ninety five. No, no, T to was like ninety, I think. Oh yeah, t three was one of came soon after and you can tell. But yeah, but to talk. So I'm gonna Jumpin in a lot of these just because I've also been we've been geping out the same exact no about this is terminator. So well, me and the things that were there. I don't want to go like super super into its. I want, I think you should do just like a Terminator Day. Just that would be really fun. Terminator. T to was ninety one. I'm sorry, okay, yeah, and then he three was ninety four, nine five, and then they waited a whole ten years before salvation and that was really bad. So we should know. You're missing tthree. Three was ninety four. Okay, sorry, t t three. I just want to see the trew. It's not a really weird see because it's like a female ferminator right there. Is Really Weird see that she gets the cards. Who looks up at he sees like a pourious secret. My log there's like sexy, and that's what he's like. Who and then makes your booth bigger. Yeah, her move and that literally has no impact on anything like you think, doesn't. He's like, Oh, she's about, she's about a certain yeah, it's like, no, she just kills them and then it literally doesn't play into then entire movie. Heard is it killed the franchise for a long time. I mean, yeah, yead, it was a bad, bad movie. I to be honest. My memory was that t one, Tito classics, excellent, and then t three kind of started to drop off. Teacher. Some two thousand and three t three was yeah, yeah, that was way lad it was. It was a great leader, cringe worthy. It's just you can just tell it when Arnold's the best actor in your movie, you got problems. It's just like the you can definitely tell a movie is just trying, trying to get to where it wants to get when coincidence is its main method to move along the character. So it's like, oh, he happened to be robbing the store and it happened to be the girl that he made out with a high school, who is also who Arnold Schwarzenegger is looking for and who he is. Like it was just this you're sitting there like what did I just witness? That I would you witness like the most amazing, miraculous coincidence of all time. Like like that's how any mean things like that just kept happening. It was like, Oh, we can just grab this thing because it just drove up. It's like that thing didn't drive up the movie ends, and like that's the only reason it drove up. And so like it started just getting so heavy in that man just like I mean so, like there's the part where so the the in tthree, the terminators, the girl, and she can kind of shapeshift like like the guy from t too, but she has an extra sheel. Almost. Yeah, she's like a mixture between the team and the's a mixture between the two. And and my first thought with the real when I was watching yeah, was like, okay, that's kind of stupid, because they're like we just need to make a new model, let's just bind the two. There's really no advantage. But then, you know, they give her this this hand that can morph into an...

...actual, you know, ray gun and I'm like, okay, well, this this adds an element of like this is why it's more advanced than the other two. Like okay, and and this is why she needs the extra skeleton and the you know, the Jelat whatever, the liquid metal the outside. But there's a scene where she's impersonating the girls. She's trying to find if Yance, and so she's riding with a couple cops to go find this girl and as soon as she finds out, Oh, this is where she is, and she's like okay, well, I don't care if they know who I am. Now she like has this iconic scene with she like reaches through the chair and through the guy's chest and grabs grabs the wheel, and you're like, Oh, this is a very interesting, like dark way to show her taking over the car, and she kills the other guy, you know, like shooting or something. But then she starts driving the car and it's like, well, you don't have access to the pedals. So then what was brought up was, oh, well, she can control vehicles like she that's one of her powers. I'm like, well then, why did she need to grab the wheel? Why is she steering? Like well, okay, it doesn't make it just like they're just there were so many moments like that where I was like you're clearly just doing this because it's the cool thing to see. Yeah, they're. There are many moments for Greig and I look like, why did that happen? Because that was the coolest. Yeah, it like it just it was just absurd and I'm like, Oh man, the first two were so clever. Like then that's the problem is, is it turns into well, I was kind of fun, I guess from Wow, this franchise is brilliant. I mean because the one in two are excellent. Yeah, super good. Sorry, continue, Anania. No, no, you. Yeah, I think I don't want to. I want to say too much more on it because, well, first of all, we eat watch Dennis ice and dark fate. Well, we didn't talk much about what we watch the new salvation. Salvation. The Salvation's weird because it's technically a prequel. Even it takes it's the furthest submation was weird. You get to do is that kind of thing with time jumping MOS. Yeah, yeah, but because it doesn't really very much suffered from sequel syndrome, because you're like unless they're radically changing the timeline. We know what's gonna Happen. No, Kyle Rees is going to survive and we know John Conners, you have survived, and those are really the only two people who have stakes in the movie. So there weren't any stakes in the movie. It's just like, well, how did they get to that point? And I mean it was fine, wasn't terrible, but great to me in there just at gleaning. So just to give you some okay, so the premise of this one is that it's obviously it's this prequel. It's a sequel. Pretty Cool, you know, it's finally we're getting to the point in the future where John Conner is having to send his father back in time to meet his mother so that he can be born. Yes, okay, time travel, you are go wrong, grandfather, and and so. But there's the Adam news new element. Okay, so there's this there's this terminator who is a mixture. He's not just he's not just skin and tissue over an EXOSKELETON. He's an actual he'sn't actual human that just has that's just being controlled by machines. Like he has machine parts on his inside, but he has a human heart, he has all these other human parts, but he's also got a chip in the back of his head that's secretly controlling his actions and stuff, kind of us are and weird. But then it comes to this point where, at the end of the movie, you know, spoiler alert. Sorry, I mean it's not really even worth, you know, getting spoiled. Don't go watch it. He meets, I guess he's talking to Skynet itself. I guess, like you know, this main machine that then explains the entire evil master planned for no reason. It's literally like it's later like the because the whole thing has been Oh, you know, Skynett is is way advanced into so doing all these things to kill people and then skill salvations like sky, and it's like, well, we stuck it killing humans, apparently. So we made we need a human to kill human, and so we made you, and only one of you for some reason, and and what. But it was also like we used you to learn John Connor here instead of just having you killed. You when exactly like like so many opportunities for him to actually kill John Connor. And it said, they're like you did exactly what we wanted. You brought John Connor to us so that we can and then they don't kill him. Also, also, it implies that the terminators, that the stent Skye knows that kyle reese is John Connor's father, because Kyle Reese is higher on the kill list. But at that point only John Connor knows that. Yeah, I was confused about that too, because also, did you understand the beginning where there's the woman and she's wanting to put him into the procedure, like prior to Judgment Day and all that stuff, like like the very first scene? Was that WHO it was? She a machine, which I no, no, so that the the the the sky not explained to use that face because it calculated that that that no, he would know. But I mean the real girl back in the time, I don't know. They were like to only I that was super unclear, like Oh, I mean what overs us? Some cyberdiance and anything, but how does that explain how he became a terminator? No idea. Right, well, she must have, and his heart was so strong. Yeah, he's got a really strong heart. Look at that thing. I'm like really, is that what we're saying right now? Like Needa hot your boots and we were we were watching tthree. We were hoping that when when the tx goes over to the car, we're hoping that she's just like walks up to the...

...prom and it just goes. I need you close you like Arnold. Hilarious. There were so many like teeth three. Once we got to t three, it was gonna compared t to we're just watching like yeah, as soon as we got t three, we just start taking the piss out of the movie. Know the call these gut we're no longer enraptured watching this movie to enjoy it. We're just like Haha. And the one moment in salvation that both Greg and I were like, I'm sorry, what was it's when they capture Marcus, the tha te hundred or whatever, the the the pro type, protype peramanent, perminator guy, and their porting him and gaining information and he's talking to Don Connor and he says, if I wanted to kill you what it killed you in La, but it must have been like overdub. It's only because he just completely drops his American actor. Yeah, like, if I wanted to kill you all, would have done it in La. Like well, look at each other like instantly looked at each other. It wasn't even just the like hey, I heard this scene. It was it just like it caught us out of what we might have even been talking I mean it was it was so egregious that we both slow immediately just started making like priory yeah, not are like that was so like he might as well just been like but I'm tramping a bobby like in the middle of his gun, because it just ripped you out of the years. Like he's sitting there and he's like, I didn't kill, I didn't kill Kyle Ry's and he's like if I wanted to, how want done in La and I was like wait, like what's I'm like, did he just get zapped and then like his mechanic system just turned him into a different nationality something like. It was it was definitely weird, but yeah, definitely be geeping out on terminators. Like yeah, it's fun. It's been fun and you know, the good part about watching bad movies is if you're doing with friends, it's fun because you guys can just sit there, and so we've just been going over to Greg's garage smoking cigars and which is appropriate because watching an arnold movie. Yes, dog, he's we got a stogy and I'm definitely gonna put that from double brutal with Arnold, as fuck did the other arnold like. Of course I sound old than you do, waity. I'm sixty two years old and totally angry. That's definitely gonna be the save that for term bears, though. Actually cominars and now I'm gonna USO. I could reuse it, I don't care. So good. Yeah, that's what begin about. What are you actually okay? I see you up when ready. All right, all right, so well, we're on the same vein as movies. I think you can out about going to the movies. I've actually been able to go see movies in the theater, or somewhat recently. Has Been Very exciting. He's in some places no, but here in the Great State of North Carolina, you can go to the movie theater. Just a few things I've seen recently. So full disclosure. I have an AMC a list subscription, so I can see that is an ACB with subscription right right where they only let you see Terminator Salvation. You have a couple really crappy movies coming out. I want to see those Latch Terminator Genesis its somehow manages to be worse than the other two seas. That one. I have no spoilers. Yeah, no spoilers, but that was another thing I was so funny for watching was a terminator to I think it was. Was One or two alse too. I'm so sorry, and great keeps calling out. Was Not mad funny. Great keeps calling out the story beats like before. They have it heasy and he's read thus to the window quoting lines like Ga, you know, I've never seen this movie before, and he's like what, I totally forgot. That's why we were watching the terminator. It's like no, I'm so sorry. He's totally fine, because I do the same thing when I watch like Scott Pilgrim. I'm like quoting every line and doing the actions beforehand. And we've went and saw the ten ten anniversary Scott Pilgrim in theaters and ething looks at me as like don't do that. Best Part was everyone in the theater was doing it. So and the best part was I look over anything doing it too. It come on side. This is the ten anniversary. There's the seats were like way bracket so that you could not see or hear anyone from other rose super loud because it was the it was the dolby one. Yeah, what was then? It was weird, though, because it made the violence be much more visceral, because every time someone got punched, your chair go through. The person's dead. He's dead now and he like he got got lightly slap it. He's dead. Yeah, that's because in the Dolbie theater of the speakers are also not there's seats. Yeah, they're in this disease. But it was incredible. It was. It's a lot of fun, but but yeah, so I do the same things. I was I was not mad. It was just very funny. So, speaking of class, it's like it's not a movie that came out last year, it's they came out in night in the S so it's two premiere to terminated. I'm sorry, so sorry. Sorry, I thought you were talking about stop them. Still was like, Dude, you know when that can happen, the midnight premiere anyway. Yeah, but speaking of the Dolby Theater, I...

...actually have now seen candy man twice in the Dolby theater. That was awesome. So this is the the soft freeboot continuations it's more like a spiritual sequel to the original film. Spiritual speakuel. Yeah. So, so, Greg, have you seen Hallowew two thousand and eighteen? May? We watched that as one of the ones she gave it. I watched it. I say nothing. You watched it. If it was more I think was the horrorcast we watched by movie. I don't think you were part of that. So I just didn't know if you had seen that. No, probably not so good. So I watched the one Halloween with you. Where the first one? Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, anyways. So, anyway, Halloween two thousand and eighteen does this thing where it's a sequel to the original Halloween film and so it doesn't take into account into the other Halloween movies, of which there are many. But one of the things I thought was really interesting about it, as someone who has watched all of the Halloween sequels, is that it takes while, it takes like visual cues from from all of those movies while simultaneously ignoring all of their content of the by beginning. So Halloween two thousand and eighteen, it takes lots of visual cues from Halloween to through. So it's like callbacks but not actual, right, active, right, right. So, like in Halloween three, one of the big thing is these these halloween masks, and so in Hallowe two thousand and eighteen, you see kids wearing these silver shamrock halloween masks and then they all turn into bugs. Yeah, something anyway. So that that's that's just like one thing. So I say all that because candy man does something similar. So this is directed by Nida Costa, who is directing at the marvel too. Very excited about that especially. Excuse me, it's the marvels now. Oh, that's right, the marvels. You're right, sorry, the marvel she's directing the marvels, Akaes B Larsen. Cannot carry movie by Yourself, agree. Well, well, and then Tiana Paris was also in this. That's is that Monica? Yes, grab Monica Rambo the photo. Tiana Paris was also in candy man. This also has a Yaya AB Dulmatin second who was in watchman. If y'all have watched the HBO Watchman Series, Best Thing I watched last year, go watch it, and I can't say anything else about it because he's great and that so anyway, really solid cast. Need to cost us directorial style is really cool. Just really enjoyed like cinematography choices that she made with the film. She got good performances out of everybody just the way they difficult to talk about. Move out talking about the movie. But what I liked about it was that they did make did that same thing kind of like Helly two thousand and eighteen did, where it didn't make some references to Candy Man, to candy and three, which I have seen and are not super great, but it did make some of those, excuse me, references to those films just in passing. But what I like about the the film is that it takes the idea of how does a legend or a tall tale get pasted down and change and modify over time? Like take you take threads of the original story. This is very much like a tolkien idea of like the cauldron of stories. They think references in his say on fairy stories. It takes that same kind of principle and does like a fresh take on on the the candy man's legend, but also takes into account the original. So it does twist that just and it has the original candy man in Tony Toddy's in the film and that's all I'll say about that. Anyway, would recommend. I've seen it twice now. I've enjoyed it and appreciated it more with every viewing. Lots of cool visual stuff, so would recommend checking that out. You know, Tony Toddis in final destination. No, because I've never seen those movies. No, going there. They're not good. So I've bench those a little, like worse and worse and couple he comes about. How, how can we be kind of the SAWS, like, how can we be invented in murdering people? Well, that's what it was about in the meet. Oh, I know it. But the first one is like a little different because, like the guy slips and chokes and then the blood like death like cleans up the crime scene. But Tony Touch shows up and he's like this mysterious character who just has to know about what's going on. Like tells them like you evated Bates. That's the guy you're talking about. Yeah, he's yeah, he's the worst sort of those serious person literally just like POPs out of nowhe's like you evated fate. Y'All go and die, and he's like you guys were supposed to like, what do you want them to do now, dude, like he's just like I wouldn't do that, but you wouldn't do what. Try, like try to live, but what...

...is the point of this movie if you want to leave? That was another thing that salvation had all the quote quotem what famous lines, but they were said, they were delivered horribly by the worst people. So it's like little baby tyers like like know, do better, quote the quote Falcon or a captain American. Now do better that always. You know, those two words just fix so many problems. This is that Liss of but one other thing I will say about candy man. So this was co written not only by Needa da Costa, but when Rosenfeld and Jordan Peel. One of the things I really appreciate about Jordan Peel's work is that he tells stories, not just to scare me or freak me out, but he tells he does he tells stories that make me think, and so there's a lot of interesting social questions asked within the film and I I just I really the the questions that it makes me ask her. What do you do when justice is not served? I think three billboards out of ebbing Missouri, outside of being Missouri, asked that same question. The invisible man with shoot. What is her name? I really like her. Eliza Bit Moss, ask that same question as well. So it was really neat to have that question framed within the Candy Man Story. So would would definitely recommend that. The other film I've seen recently that I really enjoyed was a twenty four's dark take on the green night um which, for those uninitiated, is based on the medieval poem Sir Gawan in the Green night, which is an Arthur story. This has a really great cast. The Patel is the lead as a Sir Gawan. You've got some game of thrones alums. You've got Kate Dickie as the Queen. She was a Lisa Aaron in game of thrones. She's also in she's also the mom in the witch. You the Avich, the Vivich and basically the which my brain doesn't think of, the Vivich movie. That's I've always clarified. And then Ralph inesson is the green night. He was also Ralph Waldo Emerson. Know. What does this happened? Anyway, visually stunning film. I've only gotten to watch it once, but I immediately wanted to watch it again just because it was so visually striking. It is a longer film, but I think it's worth your time. I really want to see a twenty four. Do More to like dark fantasy films. Now, who's is a twenty four? A twenty four are the people who put out aree asters really wonderful, and so it's terrifying, yeah, really terrifying. A horror movies like a hereditary and midsummer. They also put out really cool dramas like the farewell with Aquafina. So this is my first time seeing a dark fantasy film that they've done and I've been really impressed. Did you did you see our asters film about a cursed Bra that is passed out from generation to generation? Heredity? U, Wow, that was a joke than go je trash wow, but kursed bra. So whenelan Christie was in a movie a couple of years ago called in fabric, which is basically the sister hood of the traveling evil dress, I'm like, I'm not that sequel. If they made a horror movie about a sentient tire that rolls around and kills people, they will make a movie about the cursed brawl Harry Astor. You just have to credit me. You have the rights that movie. All you got to do is credit from dathaniel of it, from the brain of Dathaniel Levinson on the title card. That's all I need. And I subscribe to the kitchen chemist and listen to daily. To be clearly, everyone, though, and you know all of our six billion listeners are Astra has to be one stist, you know. I hope so. I've named dropped him a few times. I really love this work, even if I can't watch any of his movies more than once. So other movie stuff. I'm kind of geeking out about the air's Lee Grand, which is the local independent theater here in Charlotte, North Carolina. They just announced their films for the Retro Horror which is how I've actually seen a lot of the horror movies that I really love. So they just announced those. Those are going to be from October her first through November four. You get to retro horror films a week, but they're playing a lot of my favorites. They've got lost boys, jaws, Halloween and Halloween to Texas, chainsaw massacre, evil dead, two nightmare on ELM street, Friday thirteen, psycho and the shining. So that is coming up in the month of October. Really I actually still have some here for you too late. Beautiful. Wow. And then next month Halloween kills is coming out. I'm so...

...excited. Well, that say. Is that a sequel to how we pen it is. It is a direct sequel to Hallowe two thousand eighteen. There's going to be one more. So I'm really hype about that. Every time I'm more after Halloween kills. Yeah, yeah, so it after or before candy man. Now they've run the trailer for Halloween Keels and I just squeek the whole time because I'm so excited about it. I Love, Love, Love Jamie, Jimmie Leek Urdas. She's my favorite Queen, scream queen, so really excited to see her as Lori's drode again. One other thing I'll say about candy man is I actually I'm on another podcast network. Not Cheating on you guys. I'm sorry now, but I am now one of the hosts in the pool of at the we made this podcast network, but I was on an episode of real talk which just dropped today. As at the time recording about candy man. So if you want to hear more about Candy Man, if you've seen it, you want to hear a little more in depth discussion, I joined Dan Owen on that podcast and Dan Disagrees with me about candy man. So we had a really fun conversation. It was great. Always the best, always the best. So, but he did. It really provoked some good discussion. So definitely, because we're check now, so go into the movies. That's when I'm keeping. Now About Lady. Yes, well, yes, I mentioned. Some of you know what I've been doing with you know, with watching the terminators with Daniel lately. But let's see, me think about some other things. So I've been video games. Let me think. So I saw what you were playing when I came over last night as right as I'm about to get into so you want to keep for you. Okay, so for life event updates, and well, most you know that when I play video games I mostly just play more Retro Video Games. But as far as life events, my house was flooded the other day and so I don't have a living room. Like it's not there anymore. No living room, and and so, but good, good thing for me, and you know, some of my friends disagree with this decision, but my garage is like a man cave. So I think you want to go back to the flooding story. I think people want to know how did this happened? Okay, so my washer and dry are upstairs. I had a guy come look at my washing machine and he left the host detached. So the next time I ran the washing always. Sorry, wrong. Yeah, it was not good. It's just water pouring out of my ceiling downstairs and flood of the upstairs hallway. anyways. So so I I my garage is now my backup living room. I've got, you know, a fan in there, a couple couches, a carpet TV and in sixty four and a couple of other systems looked up to it. And so, yeah, that's where I've been spending the majority of a time. The bonus about that is when you're watching or playing things, you can smoke cigars. Mean anything I've been talking about. That's what we do for terminators. But as far as gaming, I pretty much have like a playstation three and a nintendo sixty four. So I'll just go out there and I was like okay. Well, I you know, there's not a whole lot going on in my house. It's pretty empty. So I was just like okay'm board, like, let's just get into one of these, and I pull out Donkey Yong sisty four. This is the first. This is the first console video game I ever owned. And there are some PC games way back in the day. There's a PC game called pod, which is a which is we talked about. Yeah, it's a it's a car racing game, like a problem the fuel too. Yeah, you know, it's you know, is crap and I was too young to be any good at it. But Donkey Gong six, he was the four, was the first game we got when we got our Nintendo sixty four is the first console. So, you know, has a special place in my heart. I mean I can remember just the world feeling so big, you know, because it is. It is a decently vast, you know, world they created. It gets ragged on because it's got tons of glitches. I found none of these as a kid, like I had no idea that this game was so broken, and even now I think I'm just bad at finding these holes. Like if you swim into this wall, you just passed through to like the mental last level and the game is over. And so, like, I'm whatever, I just like playing the game regular but I plug it in and I'm sitting pretty at like a hundred and eighty nine golden bananas and you need to get to two hundred one golden bananas to have like completed a hundred percent, and in the game actually gets up to a hundred and one percent. HM, just to just to be stupid, I don't know, a hundred Percy, please give us in that whore. I don't know. Think I miss what you're thinking. Miss and so anyways, so I've had a pretty fun time getting back on there and beaten a few levels, finding some more Golden Nanas I haven't found on a while, and I'm up to like one hundred and ninety six now. So I got about five more Golden Bananas to get to and then I'm going to beat the last boss and I'll be done with that. But doncum, sixty four is a it's a fun one. It's a fun game. I really like it, even though it gets crapped on for just being super glichy and stuff, but I've had a good time playing DC sixty four. The music is great. I souped up my outside TV with that booming sound system thanks to your boy nathaniel, and and so it's fun playing there with...

...good music, good dk sixty four music. So this is exactly every time you turn on the game. Is that it sounds like. It's so good. A Bang and in the DK rap we go. Greg, we're a basketball player or a baseball player, that would be his way, or wrestlers. One Clap. I mean I can sing this whole song. Okay, come you know him. Okay, I can literally go this whole song. Swe I don't know if our readers would. Our readers are listeners, would find that appealing. Now, both of you jump in the trash, but actually to throw barrels at us. I actually have. I'd have recorded Greg, no, but I was actually there. I have recorded audio Greg's reaction to the water pouring down from the ceiling. How can you do this? This is outrageous. It's unfair. Does the turn and unusual to keep going. Believe you dumb this. Well, yeah, why change the pictures in the way? This is where everybody stops our podcast. I don't believe you. He Go, Craig why? Why? But, yeah, I think terminator has been the main things. That a couple of other things, but but dk sixty four has been fun to kind of dust off and get back in there. It's made me want to go back and play maybe some of my other into noticing before games. Yeah, and just kind of it, just because they're always things that you never did. You know, like they you have the capacity to play video games like you do now and you just never get past certain parts and like. So, for instance, this is an example for DCA sixty four. So I know that like one of these earth like every level has this count of how many Golden Bananas are there, How many you've gotten? And I'm to the point where it's like the last level, I'm missing a few, but then there's one from like level three that I couldn't get, and so I I literally I'm going back and I'm like man, then I forget one and I go back and I find out where it is and I'm like, Oh, it's this thing, and so it's this weird it's this weird thing. Right. So so it's whatever. It's one of the congs, it's one of his Golden Bananas. You get, you swim into this giant metal fish any kind of swallows you and inside of the fish you have to shoot these three targets like several times before the time runs out. And and I'm doing it a few times and it is like it's like literally impossible. So I'm sitting there I'm like what in the end, like I'm shooting them. As soon as the propeller stops, then you can shoot the targets and I'm nailing it every single time and there is just not enough time to beat this this mini game. And so I look it up online. Right this is a real thing, and there's all of these youtube videos about this particular golden banana and and I'm like, oh my gosh, it's not just me. There's one guy makes like a thirty minute video about this golden banana and he's like when I was a kid, you know, I beat the entire game and I had two hundred Golden Bananas, but everybody knows there's two hundred and one. And he's like so I'm trying to figure out. Yeah, everybody knows that. And and then so he's like I go back to this level and he's like in the same deal. He's like, I cannot beat it. so He's like, I'm talking and chat forms and and doing all these things. And basically what he found out was that people that were having trouble beating it were the ones that passed the level and then went back to collect all the Golden Bananas and they couldn't get it. And in some of the people said it was super easy, I beat it the first time I try. And so he because he realized, okay, the only people that are struggling with it are people are coming back to play this level. Then something must happen in the middle of the game. So happily that the game you get this scope for your gun so you can actually aim. And so he's like, basically, when you put the scope on, the game lacks the propellers, spends slower, but the time still counts to the same speed. So literally, it doesn't. It doesn't give you enough cycles to actually beat it. So basically, what he what he what he found out. He's like, if you basically you shoot, then you turn your scope off and you in like you stop aiming and you let the propeller spin and then once it stops, you aim again and you shoot. Then it's really easy and I did it and there was like there's like fifteen sec and left over, like it was like it was plenty of time, and I'm like, oh my gosh, this game like a literally would have never beat it if it wasn't for the Internet. Like well,...

...optimizations. You gotta Love It. You gotta Love It. In kase sixty four, I told the story about playing watch my friend play up from cross the street playdkase sixty four on a sween the size of smartphone that was black and white, and you're like that picks a littock Tong I think. So I finished the the DSX series. So because when we talked about video games, I had just played off all of the Max pains and I was playing through dsx and I played the the two new ones. The two new ones were way easier than the the the original, because I just put my skill into turning invisible and then it's like, oh, I can't walk silently, it doesn't matter, they can't see me. Turn in visible and walk past all the bad guys stuff, and so the second one was easy and the third one was even easier. That's because they were they need that. What happened was they made the stealth option like the stunt gun. They made it way better, and so I just I didn't kill a single person. I just Lotstung get Amos ran around him. Super, super easy game. Absolutely absolutely crashed it. The only problem was, like in the Middle Game You have to fight a bunch of bosses and I had I had no points in regular guns like some does not going to help against this guy who looks like a roided out terminator with a grade launcher and I'm in this little room like with this your piece, you're like not working. But those were fun finis news like that. I start playing this game, really interesting game. I think both of you would it. Gregg, you might have a little bit of a little bit of trouble with it because it's a lot of reading, but you can listen to the dialog. Almost all the dialog lines are spoken as I think you would enjoy a lot. It's a it's basically a point and click adventure game and the premises you are a detective, your police officer, and you wake up and you went on a bender and you've forgotten the last three days. It's completely erase from remembering. You're trying to solve this murder, and so some guy from another precinct, because there's like overlapping the precinct, comes over and is your is your partner. So you're trying to not only solve the murder but also piece together like what the heck happened to you over the last three days, because you can't remember anything. My computers taking off. Lovely, let's go on a wind. You do that, choppa. It's the job. Peter a computer, your headphones and your microphone. I do why I did that. becauth. So what this computer needs? I know. F It's like randomlyst fun of get the Fan and put it in the computer. People the nine millimiter. Oh, when we do turn the gas, we got it all. Do already. Voices the whole time. People would last about three minutes and it's okay. Then by a week. Yeah, but yeah, so, so, so. So the holy the game works is you basically you put points in four different things, right, and those determine like each peach stat determines five skills, and so everything in the game is like a skill check. Almost everything in the game is skill check, where it rolls dice to the six basically, and it checks it against you know, the various levels right as your bonus to it, and so if you roll a two, that's you automatically film no matter what. If you roll twelve, if you're on MYC with its, succeed in the matter and UN tell you you like, your chances of succeeding, and their white checks where if you fail it, you can come back to it after you've done something and it's a red check and you fail it, you can't, you can't try it again. I definitely did some safes coming because I was like no, this is a garbage outcome, but it lets you do some of the most ridiculous things that I got. I got a an achievement because every time I talk to someone new, it gave me the option to introduce myself as I am the law, and so first of my well, yeah, I'm going to click on that. Partners like you know, you don't need to introduce yourself like that and like, but I am the laws, like hello, I am the law. It's it's just really brilliant. It's really fun and you have all these options and I died a lot because I put all my points into I was like I was just gonna be beefcake so put all my points into the physical stats. Well, you have health and you also have like basically had your will power, and so I had one will power because I didn't put any points in that. And so if anything happen with morale, if anything happened that hurt member Ol, I would instantly just retire. And then the game. I feel like that's one of the reasons I had to save scum. So I was constantly saving because I would accidentally do something like, Oh, I sipped on a banana peal, like I have a terrible cop and then run away forever, like okay, Quine Guy, throw up. But it was it's just really fun game and it's just like so intricate. It is like I want to play through it again as a character who's like all brain and see how that plays out. It was just it's just really, really, really just like there were times where I would get stuck in like I'm not sure what I what I'm supposed to do to advance the to advance the plot. But there was...

...other you know, I end up ended up singing Karaoke everyone and you have this internal it's called the ancient Lizard God. It's your eternal monolog and it's constantly telling you things. It's really really interesting. The dialogs very well written out of the voice acting is Topmoch it's just really cool. It's really fun. The only thing I the only complaint I have about it is, and I know not sure if it's changes, but it's a who done it that actually can't solve. So it's one of those who done it's where the actual person who done it was someone who you don't find it to the very very end, like an unintroduced character. So it's like not actually kind of like high like Friday the thirteen, where it's kind of like this who done it, but it's actually Jason Borhees, has spoilers. BECAU's actually Jason Borkies's mom, who is the mentioned once but never shown on screen until you find out it's her. So it is that kind of food on it. But I mean it's worth playing the game just to just to, you know, seem to see because I mean at some level it doesn't matter like who done it. You're just kind of you're just kind of picking the dialog options, going to give emotions and but it's was really really interesting. It was Super Fun, it was Super Fun and you find so I don't want to spoil anything. I don't spoil anything, but there are moments where where you find out some of the things you did while you were absolutely wasted and it's hilarious. And also you get to you get to like choose whether you're a ultra capitalist or communist. So, like, based on your dialog options, you can like pickures, you can pick a communist option or you can make a hyper capitalist option. It's really fun like that. It's just like absolutely labyrinth fine dialog options and it's really, really, really fun. All Right, and I'm sorry, I would I would definitely that. That's one thing I super pecked out about. Let's disco, I see it. I played a ton of it, so I even I went to it was Super Fun too, because I can just play it for an hour and then save it and turn it off. So it's basically a choose. You want to adventure? My turn? Yeah, okay, so one of you. The things I've been geeking out about are a comic books, I mean the demolition main comic. When he gave me it's wonderful. No, yeah, not that one. I I'm keeping my eyes open for the other parts, but I say any one too and for and find how many point. Wait, I think it's five parts. I thought it was only four of well, maybe it's just four parts. Okay, either way. Either way, I parked one, two, four, one two for him. All right, cool. So Free Comic Book Day was August Fourteen for this year. It's a bit later than then normals, normally first Saturday in May. But I was able to go hit up my favorite local comic bookshop, rebel based comics, and he pulls out the bargain bins on on Free Comic Book Day, which means Ashley stands outside under a tent and digs through like ten long boxes comics and spends way too much money, even though they're bargain bin Comics. But one of the cool things I found in the bargain bins this free Comic Book Day was a book called the Black Dragon. It was from margil Marvel's epic line. I was able to get all six parts of it and I had never really heard of the marvel epic line until I pulled out this comic. So I googled it just to kind of see what it was. So this is it ran from nineteen nine eighty two to nineteen ninety six. It's creator own stories, so published without the Comics Code Authority. So I don't know how. So nity. I swearing. Yeah, and I didn't think about religious imagery. Yes, I didn't think about that. And until I started reading this is like Oh, this is like there's a lot of penises in this epic, kind of like if him a throne is where us, we're a cop book, except, you know, a little little less graphic, and hope is marijuana use. But Anyway, anyway, the whole like marvel epic, like that series, or you're just saying that the books. And Yeah, no, the so more marvel epic was like an imprint of marvel comics that ran from nineteen eighty two nineteen ninety six. This particular story only ran for six issues. It was a one off thing, but it was by Chris Claremont, who's a big, you know, writer at Marvel, and the art was by John Bolton. But I'm halfway through it right now and it's really good. It's a really interesting story. It's kind of like, kind of like a I mean, for lack of better terminology, it's like some king orthorvand fiction. But you know, like ninety percent of an evil pant is, it kind of takes place in the same universus. Robin Hood, I guess, is that it is better. Sorry, sorry, not Arthur Robin Hood. So, but it's a pretty neat story. It's about that kind of this road night who has these like really lucid dreams about a black dragon and so he's starting to discover moll maybe there's more going on here than not. But I'm halfway through the first issue I'm like, Oh, this...

...is all right, it's kind of neat and like this. So this was published in nineteen eighty for a belief or no, eighty five, pety five. So comics in the s held a lot more words in them than they do now. So I'm reading this since I, you know, let's take it, it's you know, it's longer than reading a comic book today, and I'm like this is all right, and then all of a sudden, oh look the we have a lady warrior night in disguise. I was like that's my girl. So I was really excited about that. But it's been it's been pretty interesting so far. I'm looking forward to finish it. I might do that this afternoon. So that's one of the comics I've been geeking out about. As for current comics, I've been reading the alien book I mentioned in our one of our RECO cast somewhere recently. So I just finished issue six of that. And when I'm really loving the art in this book, like it my at my poll at my poll list at rebel base, I asked them that can you please put one of the variant covers or like, can I get all the variant covers with this too, just because I just really love the art in this book. So now, instead of picking up, you know, just one book a month from that line, I'm getting like the the two variant covers as well. So I'm like, I just tripled my comic book a subscription and I don't care because it's so good. But Anyway, I just finished issue number six and at the end of the issue it said into chapter one. I'm like who. So they're telling a really longer, a long more overarching story with this and I'm really excited about it. So the new alien book from Marvel is really good. The other book I'm reading right now, and I think maybe the most recent issue just dropped somewhat recently, maybe last week, is avengers the earth might he's here rose. I started reading that book because they just started a storyline called war world war she hulk, and Y'all know she hulks, my gual. So as as the the so that this is a play on world war hulk, I think so. I didn't, honestly, I where she hulks. She literally just takes the entire world to court schools them. So, so the premise of this is the I'm who were the Russian superheroes or the COMMIS? Yeah, well, Christalin man and Super Lenin, Red Guardian and some of the other I have seen, black widow yt yeah, okay, okay. So anyway, it's those that those those guys. They've kidnapped she hulk and brainwashed her and set her against the avengers. Is basically what's happened here it we're only I think maybe part three has dropped now. That's going to be a six issue run. So I'm really curious to see where this ends up. We'll see if I keep reading the book after that. But this is like the first time I've read like current marvel comics in like fifteen years. HMM. So anyway. So that's really fun. I'm excited to see where that goes. I'm curious to see if this is going to play into anything they do with the new show with Tatiana Maslani that's coming out next year. See if that plays into any of the mcu Canon. So maybe it will, because they pick the Russian actor, which place she hulk. Tatyana's very eastern European. I think she's at actually Canadian, sure, but that's a very eastern talking on very eastern European name. Sorry, I don't know many eastern Europeans, but I do know a lot of people with that name and none of the murky street here. Well, I mean in America, you know, names don't necessarily type back to ancestry because people are just like lass a nice name, but I would imagine it's much more common in eastern Europe. Yeah, Oh, yeah, but yeah, she is Canadian, so should hive. It's going villain. Canada, Canada, Oh, Canada. Anyway. So, though, that's kind of what I've been, you know, about intern of in terms of the the comic books. But yeah, I support your local comic book store. So Oh man. So I've been really really getting into this TV show. It's an anime golden girl called my hero academia. Oh it's so good. I have been I felt that I'm drona that one. or He's in really like I definitely recommended that. Pretty much everybody put me on it's view. You have right. My niece is really obsessed with it and my roommate, Tq, started started watching it and I'd seen him watching it a couple times and so I thought, yeah, let's get this a shot. So I throw on. Oh, and then Damien, my new roommate, moved in. So I've got two renters now and I float of house, and so he also talked about how good the show was. So like all right, I gotta get this thing started and I like can't put it down like it is. It's so much fun. I mean. So just just a kind of brief you guys just at the premise. So it's kind of like a xmen type deal. That say it's very xmen. Like yeah, it's more a Jason always described it to me as Superhero Howartz. Yeah, it's. It's that combined with Xmen. It's because, like if you've seen some of the more modern stuff like umbrella cadam invincible. It's a less gritty invincible, a full pretty gritty. But...

...basically, essentially there are pro heroes out there and they're all doing hero work and there are villains out there and doing bill and things, and it's about the younger generation that is the training to become heroes. About eighty percent of people have these things called corpse now, which are essentially your mutation, and Xmen. So it's a it can be anything. You people some, but I would say they're a little more bizarre than Xmen, where it's Xmen. It felt like there was a lot of a cat. I like this kind of be shoe. This is kind of be. You can teleport your fast. You're strong. This one's very, you know, it's very animee. Like one guy can shoot tape from his elbows, like yeah, well, you know one girl like friends of visible. Someone has like headphone ears and can plug into things. Yeah, it like like they all have these bizarre you know this one guy can shoot electricity, but it actually fries his brain too, so he gets progressively more dumb as he does electrical things. There's one guy who metabolizes sugar quicker, so he always walks around with a bunch of sweets and so he metabolizes it and need become super strong, and so they're just these kind of bizarre there's one good to shoots lazers out of his belly button, like it's but but really quickly. You you, I mean it does, it does. Just anime does a really good job at this, where they they drop you into like this fantastical situation. Right. So here we are with all these people with superpowers and things like that. You kind of think, well, okay, this is either going to be kind of fun or it's not, but in reality it's the show's not even about that. Like a show is about the characters and how they're dealing with certain things. And like the same thing happens with attack on Titan. Or attack on Titan is kind of gruesome and dark and there's all these giants eating people. But really the show is about how these people are coping with life in this circumstance, and so you're finding yourself relating to characters really well and they just they develop characters so quickly and so well, and they're doing it really well in my hero to where it's like they introduce a new a new school comes to visit, you know, because it's about the main character at, you know, at his school, and his nineteen other classmates. It's twenty of them and their class. One A is the name of their class, is, you know, the specific class, and it's mainly about them, like they're the twenty main characters and like it's so cool that there are twenty, you know, main characters because you know, they take time to develop each of these people and like they have their characteristics and they don't they do a really good job at acting not out of character right. It's not this clunky show where it's like this guy all of a sudden saves a day. You like, well, that's not very Mali, his character. You know, they've very much lean into their characteristics and you see the benefits of each of them. Ones super passionate and everybody just thinks he's a hothead and super annoying, but in reality he's so passionate about becoming the number one hero that it's they're heroic elements of that, even though on the purpose he kind of just seems like a jerk. And so it's really cool when they dig down to that and it's all about the teachers analyzing these kids and pointing these things out, saying, well, know this kids actually doing really well. We see this all the time, you know, it's and so it's about the kids interacting with each other, the teachers interacting with the kids and then at times, real villains coming in to kill people and them interacting with kids and teachers. So it's like so it's just super cool. I mean the actions really fun, you know, because you're constantly meeting new characters with new abilities and they're introducing new villains. But again, it's really just a really well done show. But like all I mean, so many different characters to develop and they really don't hesitate, like there's not any wasted characters where you're like, Oh, this guy is he's just pointless, or you just POPs into say something stupid, although it is an anime. So you have like the one like horny character, which is just kind of bizarre. You get that in every anime where it's just like animazing, you gotta have the purse. Yeah, it's just like it's just without fail. There's like one, you know, character that's just obsessed with girls, and so there's that character where he pretty much only exists to be a purve and you're like, Yep, but you know he did beat up. Yeah, even even he has a random episodes where there's development and his character. He you know, he plays some role other than that, which is interesting. But but no, I love, I love how many different characters through out a latch onto because you just you get more characters and then it's just it's more fun because you can you can pick characters that you like more than others and say, Oh, I like it when this get us something good, and so you have something to kind of root for. Like I really go PC and it's not one of those where it's just there's one person and you know he's going to be the hero and every scene and it's the everybody else is kind of irrelevant and they do is such a good job. Yeah, but so I read the Manga, Manga, but yeah, deck WUS deck, his power is really interesting because it's like this. There is like this reflection, right, there's one for all, there's all for one, and all for one is the bad guy, but he has the ability to give and take quirks and then one falls, like the one quark he can't take away. So it's they're like arch nemesies, and so one falls passed down from generation generation generation, and there's like more to it than that. I don't know how part you've gotten. Yeah, don't, but it's like there's like there's an interesting stuff happening and I'm having trouble falling and I need like go back and read it from a little confused. Yeah, but essentially deck that it is the main character, is a main character. Who's he do, has no quirk, who's being beat up by the hot head Guy Boku, though. Yeahs who. You're like, man, this guy's a jackass. Yeah, but then he actually is like a really interest, like you really like it's a good...

...guy, because that it's again, I don't want to spoil anything, but the the the League of evil, tries to recruit Boku, though, yeah, that's such a great time. And is and you're like and you're like, oh no, this is like it seems like the obviously that's gonna Happen, right, because deck, who starts one up in vodka, go about feels like really stop about it. Yeah, and so the lead will try to crews like who will give you more power, and he's like, screw you, guys, I'm a hero, and the just like goes off on and so is a yeah, no, it's really good like it because it can mean it kind of hinges on the initial two characters, being the main character, who is this who kind of has the heart of a hero. yespite the fact that he's born corkless, he still wants to help people. He charges into really dire situations, or he does at the very beginning of the show, to to save, to actually save Bodka go who has it's really cool cork where you can explode things and everybody knows he's going to be a big hero. It's like really, really pretty. He's kind of hotheaded and he gets captured by his bad guy and deck ou just runs in to try to fight the bad guy with no cork and he's just a little kid. He throws a book bag at it. And you know, the main you know, the main super boss, good guy, almight is, sees it and it's like you're the one that's worthy of kind of continuing on my legend here, so you can kind of take on my power. All this is in the first episode, so it's not big boilers these and then so he's trying to learn how to use that power. But now it's the relationship between deck who's always been bullied in without a cork, and his, I guess, good friend and who's kind of like his high school yeah, rival and bully growing up, Bodka go. But decku is like always just the overly nice one, always trying to help Bacca go up if you fell down a Bouca go just hates him all the time, and so he's like getting more and more infuriated, the better the deck who gets. Yeah, but but Baka go like look, grows to respect it. YEA, even though they're he they're like definitely, he definitely see them as like a rival. Yeah, they're they're there. Yes, respect for him now it's yeah, that's really funny is they have like an internal tournament or something and Babka go wins on a technicality. As he's like wait, no, we got to do it again. Yep, like on the podium and they had to like change him to the podium because he's trying to get off and he's like raging on the podium in the put yeah, people's like hanging in his mouth. It's like he beats teach just like he beats totaroke in the tournament, in the finals. But totookei was purposely not using some of his strength, is he didn't know how to control it yet and he was so mad that this guy wasn't using all of his strength against him that he that he didn't even want to win, but he was so mad that he won because he's like he wasn't using all of his so so, like you start to respect certain elements of it. To you, like you're kind of crazy in a jerk, but like there's a party that just wants to be really good. If you do and there's no there's no evil in them, right, like the evil people try to catch him. They're like, oh, he was so aggressive at that tournament, like kill for sure turned to the evil side. And as of you are, you're kind of like, Oh man, is this the direction shows going to and they let him loose in they're like, they're like, you know, he won't fight us, like he's a smart kid, you know he can let him lose, like let's just talk to him. As soon as they let him lose, he just blows them all over and just like are you shit? He just he says this arrogant kid. So you love it. He's just like who's stupid, you know, and I I'm training to be a hero. The show is just really it's just really good. Then the characters. I mean there has been a couple times where you're like Oh man, like that's so sweet. Word like the classmates are telling each other, you know, about their feelings and you're like wow, this is this is a child. There's a whole episode where it's like they're they're all moving into the dorm and sleet them decorating the dorms. It's like a really good episode. Nothing happens. That the exactly what I was talking lends. It blends the high act in action with the slice of life stuff really well. I mean it. That's why I think that's why the Harry Potter comparison is a good one, because it blended the action in the adventure with the kind of mundane slice of lifestyle. Yeah, that fills the characters and in things. You have to do that well and and for it to be good or purposeful at all, to develop characters like you have this one character in that episode where she had she had like they're all deliberating and there's so many of these moments where you're sitting there and you're going, I don't know, I don't know what I would do, and like I don't know what the clear answer is. Right. Like. So one of their classmates gets taken and they're like, well, we're training heroes. Were all very capable, we fought villains before. Do we defy you know? Do we defy our teachers and actually go after this person? Do we leave it to the professional heroes? Are we even training to be heroes if we're not willing to do this right? What? Like so there's this conflict in all the twenty classmates are disagreeing, like some of them, and they're all making points that, as of viewer, you're like, wow, that is a good point. Well, well, that's a good point. And so you're sitting there like this is great, and one of the classmates this says, you know, hey, regardless of how you feel, we need to not act impulsively like this, because otherwise we're just fill INS acting like on our own impulses. And she doesn't go with the crowd that actually goes to save their classmate. And then later, when they're all moving in and they're all happy, to see each other. She just feels terrible. I could because they actually went and they saved their classmate and so she felt like this and and they don't even talk about it, but you throughout the episode you can kind of subtly see her, you know, pulling back a little bit. You don't know what that that's why it is. It was like three episodes before that. And then she brings it up and she's like, guys, I'm just so like I like, I just feel like, like so sad that I made you and you're like, oh my gosh, like this is this is conveying feelings, like in complex emotions way better than a lot...

...of like televit like real movies and TV shows, and all the characters are responding back to her, you know, in different ways and like, oh gosh, like this is just it's just a really thoughtful show, like they thought through it really well. I think you like my hair academy. You'll really like one piece because it's the same. The idea the anime, at least initially, is paste like dragonball Z. Yeah, but it's really, really good and the characters are all just like that. That you have the you have lufy he is the main character, h but even his crew is crus like ten ends up being like ten people after at this point. It's like now at like ten people after ten years. Yeah, he has like ten people in this group, but all the secondary characters, all the places they go to are just so memorable and all the powers are different. It's just, yeah, it gives me major my hero ecodemy about like I like the both. It's also one I think I talked about, called Mymer she day room and when I don't love it. Has An anime yet I thought might, where this guy gets kidnapping sent to the double world and so everyone has different abilities and different familiars and things like that and it's navigated. It is it's like you have. I think you don't build around a protagonist who you love and then build build other people around them to for him, for them to relate to. I think those are the best, the best Magazin animals I've watched well and just I've been more and more surprised as I've gotten more. I'm in no way like this hardcore anime person that like. I personally don't read, you know, Manga. I've watched some TV shows here and there. I've enjoyed some movies I don't, you know, do the whole case play dressing up as anime characters, but I've been so pleasantly surprised at watching them more, I guess, more modern anime stuff, because, I mean, I grew up with dragon ball z and some other things. But, like you said, it's paste like a cartoon. It's paste like something that kids could watch. It like, Oh, this episode progressed two minutes in real time and then it ended. I would just lose my mind as an adult, but as a kid you're just like hey, more characters and pictures and whatever. I'm not granted. I can still go back and Enjoy Dragon Ball Z, you, just because I'm a huge fan. But then the more modern ones do such a better times pacing, but they still have that same Nag for character development. That is just like it makes almost any show I watched and really enjoyable. And this is one of the reasons that Manga is out selling comics. Like, if you look at the top twenty spots in America, the top twenty things that are, you know, top twenty grabic novels, comics are being sold. They're all Japanese because the stuff coming out of Japan is focused on telling a good story. By and large, the stuff coming to America is focused on, like so, telling you. So their pause social narrative. Right now it's probably just super by and large, purchasingly, because that's become the Norman Hollywood. Yeah, used to say, Hey, that's a shues. This is the topic people are are loud vocal about, so let's, you know, lead into whatever we think is the is the hot topic. Of the problem is those people don't buy things. They just yell on twitter like it's just, it's just and so. So it's just sad because it's just not the plate. Like just a man comics like it. A lot of the comic book writers have dug themselves. If you're not part of the big two. A lot of the comic book writers are really struggling because they come out and said, well, if you don't like my comic, don't buy it, and then the same thing saying why is nobody buying my comic, as like Ah, but sorry, why? Really divisive things that, regardless of where you're at on your views of anything, you can understand that. It's like, well, this is really device and most you're gonna lose a lot of fans over saying these things. Most people are of the opinion if you just tell a good story, even if I disagree with your politics or whatever, if you tell a good story, I will enjoy it. So the good place has some of the worst theology I've ever seen in a TV show, but I love that show because it's really well told, it's fun, Careacterah, it's great dialog. So I don't care that they do like have zero understanding about how heaven and Hell Works. I don't care because it's really cool. It's a really fun show with really great character saw. So, you know, it's just I was straining that people like, well, if you don't agree with my politics, it's because your Xyz is like, no, it's because you're not telling a good story. You tell a good story, people will buy that. Yeah, no, I really can. Like I obviously there are sections of the population that's like, if it's this, I will never buy it, if it's this, I will never buy it. Right, which, whatever. You know, right. But it is true, though, like in it's a funny it's a funny thing just because you could be completely removed as far as having an opinion on anything, which, again, when it comes to media, I'm more on your boat. I'm like, I only don't care what the point you're making if it's really cool and fun and you tell the good story, and then I think it's going to be great. Tsa Why we liked. I mean, I disagree with X, Y Z, yeah, but I really did it. But but I think even when you do that, if something's really heavy handed, you're just like well, like, you can't like. It's usually my response when people do the yelling, like you're saying like Oh, well, you just don't like my stuff because you know you're a racist or your sex are you don't like you don't like seeing you don't like women, you don't like seeing this, and it's just like I'm like, well, you're really heavy handed in your storytelling.

So it's understandable that some people could be put off by that. Like, for instance, it's like I've talked about playing the last of US part two, which is it's just is, I have to admit, as a good game, like, like I don't think it was as good as the first one for a lot of different reasons, but the narrative, like the social narrative in the second one is really heavy, like just to just just to kind of give you a taste, and this is just a taste, the for playable characters are a lesbian couple, a girl that's like more Jack than any dude I've ever seen and a transgender fourteen year old. Those are the four characters you can play as. And so again, it didn't bother me enough to really care. I thought the story was pretty well told. But when all the fans and all the game owners and all this stuff just started, all this rage wars, I'm like, well, you guys like that's a pretty heavy statement, like that's like you're leaning into that kind of hard also for for for you know, by and large, the people who are putting up Tho stories will say, well, you know, Oh, I you know, I have to have, you know, a transgender lead or I can't relate to it. It's like, okay, well, if your mindset is I can't relate to a character that doesn't look like me, then why are you putting, you know, all these things out and expecting people who don't identify that way to be like, yeah, we're on board with this, since we can't relate to it like it's it doesn't make sense. The point is you tell a good story, it shouldn't matter who the lead is, I mean. And to be honest, that was an example of me thinking that they actually did do a pretty good job making that game. So that was a really fun game. I just could also understand right people going wow, this is kind of like this is kind of like suffocating. How much, yeah, narrative is getting pushed, because again, that was just a taste like the whole game. He had a lot more to say about that. I think like Jordan, Peel for the most part does it where it's like you can clearly see his social commentary, but he's also key's only really he's a fantastic store and I like like us. I you know, I don't think I would completely agree with his social commentary. I I think it parts like definitely would right, but us was a jest. A really good movie was that. It is an excellent movie. Well, and and so and I think he, like I, really enjoyed get out. I think get out as a great star and watch that one. That's great, but I think he he was a little more heavy handed with get out and that put people off whereas us. He he was less heavy handed, but the social commentary was just as powerful. Yeah, and to me I thought it was actually more powerful. Yeah, because you had to really sit and think about it, because some people are all like getting hung up in the mechanics of the tether as, like yeah, it's not about the mechanics, about who's in the position of power. Yeah, and that that's that's a that's a bigger deal. And, you know, and that's a metaphor for something else. And there's other layers with like the whole hands across America thing, which was a failed campaign, like social campaign in the s. But like, anyway, there's lots of different stuff. Jordan feel is probably the best person out there telling those kinds of stories that are, you know, making good and thoughtful social commentary, sure, versus like in your face about you know, whatever social issue. And also, and also, you have to think about what you know. What what are people who come to this movie expected? If you go to Jordan Piel movie, you know you're expecting, especially horror movies tend towards social commentary. Right, very well, because it especially because they they do the one thing that, like Hollywood, is really bad at which is actually talking about evil in like a tangible evil exist sense. We're like basically all horror movies come down to their no, there is real evil that actually exists right right, whereas a bunch of other movies will waffle on it because everything has to be relative. But no, horror movies like no, this is he like there's evil, evil exist. It makes it very clear. So horror movies, you know, in some sense horror movies touch at at truth in a way that Hollywood tries not to come time. But if you I'm going to a marvel movie, I'm not. I'm there to watch an action movie. Yeah, I think there is their death. And this is the point I was getting to, is like there are times where like, okay, that was good, but also like I just don't like when I go to when I see like get out and stuff like that. I really enjoyed that movie and I thought it was an excellent movie, regardless of like anything you'll said. Of You like, but I didn't think the social commentary clouded it at all, like it was great. When you try to put that again into things like the avengers or like video games, that you just feel like there's just it's not that there's not a place for these things, but it's like you can definitely like it does like so, so, like okay, and I make films, like I said this before, that I don't have any production nobody. But part of what you do, what you try to do, is keep people immersed in a certain situation. When you do things that are blatantly obvious, something like, let's say, a certain situation in a movie is like incredibly convenient or really unrealistic. Somebody falls out of a plane and lands and like I'm fine. It pulls you out of a story right because you all of a sudden realize, Oh, I'm in a theater watching something that's fake. And and the problem when social narrative is clunkily thrown into something is that it does that exact thing. You're like, Oh yeah, I'm watching a movie, you know, made in two thousand and twenty and like I can tell this was just forced into this movie, whereas you watch something like get out and you don't really see that because the movie kind of it like it leaned, it just it revolves around, like that's kind of the point of the movie and...

...the movie just happens to tell this story. It's not like this is an avengers movie. Also, we're going to kind of get all these little signals and throughout the movie that are just like okay, it's like it's yeah, it's kind of cool, like it's great for you that this is happening. You didn't really do ruin the movie or anything, but like it very much pulls me out of the movie and then I'm sitting in my seat and I'm watching somebody give their opinion and then I'm pulled back into the movie. And so, like, I think, have you, if you guys, seen parasite? Yes, so, I thought pairs like it one best picture. Yeah, he makes some other really good movies against no piercer. Right, yeah, he did so pure. Sure, I hate it's no so, but but parasite made me willing to watch it again because I thought parasite e great film. Yeah, so, parasite, it is a great film. Um, I don't agree with like he kind of he pushes the very specific social narrative most times. We does everything when he when he makes a movie of like Super Anti Capitalist type deal, you know, which is ironic for someone selling the movie. Yeah, first he's made a ton of success off of his ideas, but but not my point. My point is that, like he made parasite and I think parasite is a well told story. It's a unique story. It's something that I hadn't really seen and they developed the character as well. But it's underlying theme I couldn't connect to as much as maybe somebody else. So it's understandable that there's like a half of the population that could also enjoyed is a really good film, but then also say, oh, this is exactly how I feel about all these things, like people in power are always wrong, regardless of what happens, and it's like I like, for me, I can't connect to that as much. I'm like, I think that you know we're yeah, well, I won't get into it, but anyways, most of his movies have that theme going on, but I've liked pretty much all of his movies, like and so I just I just think that there is a really good way to do it to where you can say, Hey, you can enjoy this more if you kind of have my opinions, but if you don't, you can still enjoy watching a really fun story and well told story. Yeah, but if you see, I think that's the important party. That he's not the disagreement of opinions that that ruins the enjoyment of the movie. Right. It's the putting the story and character development to the back in order to it's doing it average to you. It's doing as a you need to agree with this opinion. Will doing it at the detriment of telling St right and then, and that's what I try to mention the beginning, where it's like, if you're ever pulling me out of the story to tell me your opinion, it's like, well, I think you're sacrificing what you were doing here, and that's kind of a bummer. Like, regardless of what you're saying, I mean you could, you could even say a message that I agree with, but if you just stop the whole movie just to essentially like, and I mean you get this, not even just in social narrative, like like, for instance, we watch the terminator movies. Do you know the number of times in Terminator three that it was like, Oh, we did this in the last movies, let's do them in this movie. Yeah, and of course you're watching, you're like yeah, John Ad Sor we're taking is going to stop. Turned to the camera and say still lovise the baby or something, and you're going, all right, you could find a creative way maybe to slide that endowhere and makes sense. But like that was so blatant and so like hey, we need to add this in that it pulled me out of the movie completely, and I think it was like twenty thirty minutes in the movie I just looked at a thing. I'm like, this third terminating movie is just a parody, like it's just a Jan it really was like there was a point where like, like I think he grabbed a boom box and started playing music and walking out to a car and I'm like is this real? Like like they're very much like it, like it's like Arnold knows there's a camera walking around filming him. Like that's how blatant was. And so you watch a move like that ensure like you can enjoy like maybe if a movie leans into that like dead fool, you're like, oh well, this is funny at least, but it can't really kind of in my opinion, it can't hit like you can't have a real serious story when you keep breaking that fourth wall to either to either give your opinion or to make it make a joke, which is, you know, I think something that marvel can sometimes do a little too heavy, where they're like we'll make these jokes that are kind of like selfaware, you know. Yeah, like like you know it the just kind of really bring you out of the situation that the pacings not exactly right. But yeah, I think I think a lot of movies and shows and TV things suffer from that. And I would say you kind of circle back to original where we started. This has been the eat. Has Been a very big detour and we apologize. But yes, I see a good besides, I we got up track. So to tie back. Yes, I think that animes do a very good job. It's saying we don't really like we don't necessarily our purpose isn't to really worry about what else is going on, like we just want to focus on this story, like this is what's important and this is what's interesting and to your point, and you can engage in this and to your point. You know, it's it. Japanese Manga are just really good at telling stories and again, I think it's because their focused on telling stories. But you know, there are things complaining about that, like the literal the existence of in literally every well, I'll separated, as shown in Manga, which is primarily try to guys, and the show Joe, which is primarily targeted girls. So you usually don't see the the pervy guy in the show Jow Manga, but you absolutely every single phone in Manga has at least one character. Yeah, whole personality is I'm the purve and it's like everyone knows on the purr. I'm like, actually, I'm a sensitive to it now. I mean, I'm not desensitized to it now, but really, if you took some time to think about it it, it's very like has this good at all? Like is there any redeeming value...

...in having one character that's just like literally saying boobs every two days? His eyes are like watering anytime a hot girl wives by. Yeah, and it's like it's kind of not even fun like. There were a couple times where you chuckle because you know they'll be this one situation that he's not in and there's like an attractive girl, but then he passes by and faints and you're like, okay, that was kind of or whatever, but but the majority of the time it's not even funny. You're just kind of like this is just really weird. Yeah, and if you're Japanees, yeah, it's true. They're definitely elements of it that are that are bizarre. I guess I just not have seen it. So much of it's kind of mirrors in a weird way the the Sitcom trope of the playboy, which, what's the name of it? This is a specific is specific character that it's named after it. But anyways, the the Don Juan. That's IT, the Don Juan character, steamed after character and Shakespeare. Right. So every Sitcom has the Don Juan write in him. Your mother it's Barney. I don't remember who it is in friends, I'll bet. I think it sound Joey, probably. Yeah, yeah, but like every everyone has the you know, the one character who's just, you know, Super Suave, sleeping around with everybody. That A it's the same thing, except for in the MAG case they're like no, he's just the perverb. Never actually gets any yeah, you never, I actually gets any. He's just Superbert, which is funny because like another very, very big thing in like any kind of Japanese storytelling, whether you watched like, you know dramas or you watch actual anime is that the intimacy between guys and girls is usually extremely minimal, like right like bear. Barely anything ever happens. It's usually the big intense moment is that somebody has feelings for somebody else. You know, nothing ever amounts to anything. It's always like wait, do you like this person? And it's like no, and like that's the big thing. That's why. That's so I'm going to recommend you should watch it, only ten episodes. It's called my love story. It's one of the best romance animes ever. It's so stinky funny. It's as big gorilla looking dude who just like super pure heart, and it's like yeah, I wish you could have a girlfriend. And he saves some girl and she's also like Superhero Heart, like neither had any dirty thoughts at all, and so she's like talking to her friend and she's like I feel so impure, but what I just want to hold his hand right like the Post that I'm like Tumbler and looked unless like and I bet you wanted to call you by your first name, to get thirsty hoe. That was one of my favorites. Is it's so cute. That's the that's a really big theme in most, in most, I feel, like Japanese storytelling, where it's like and and that's really refreshing. Yeah, because, like you see, pretty saturated in every I mean I can go watch DC movies, like DC animated movies, and like the characters having sex with each other. Yeah, like the Teen Titans are having sex to each other, and I'm like man, it's just so saturated now that it's kind of Nice to to like, you know, you watch the animes and yes, there is a weird side to it, like all the girls are animated extremely voluptuously. You always get the weird pervy character, but nobody's ever doing it, like nobody ever even like if a characters like touch each other's hands, they'll be like like runs away, and it's like this is like an Eineteen year old boy, and it's like I kind of like this very realistic but, like I said, great, you know, like it feels way more and like it's way more charming to because you're like I'm allowed to like this and root for this relationship, as opposed to like will have had sex with him four times but like not really feeling it. You're like this kind of nasty. There Demi sexually the only have sex relationship people that they have romantic feelings about it. It's like it just there's just, it's just it can get exhausting. So, like that's another element I like about it. But anyways, and my hero, academia an a move all right, been geeking out on it lately. Sorry, we got yeah, that's very yeah, I got one more thing I'm going to use very quickly. I've been listening to the Babylon Bee podcast. It is hysterical. There's some of the best interviewers I've ever heard because they're very not serious. I mean they ask, they ask serious questions, but they're both introverts and so they just let the whoever they're talking to talk of the the last pervy questions. So it's so funny because early on they had an interview with Pandis Owens, Hmm, who's very famous conservative commentator. She's black and female. Well, she's and she gets a whole lot of flat for being, you know, very conservative. Yeah, she gets kind of lambast it by the left, but so they have an interview with her at first of all, they the title of the interviews can to sown instantly regrets going on Babylonbie podcast, but they're like, okay, we need to set this up. So first of all, how dare you? How are you able to sleep? And I just like saying they're very funny interviewers. It's a lot of fun. And of course the Babylon Beie is it's a hysterical website. One of the recent articles top ten animals that should have been needed off of Noah's art. So it's it's that should be a topic of our podects. That would be a fun podcast. When through ten mosquito. Yeah, the mosquito off, it just flies back. Yeah, animals that would die if you eat them on. Yeah. So so I've been I've been enjoying the Babylon Bee podcast a whole lot, to the point...

...where I subscribed and got the extra content. And so they always end, they they always end their interviews in the subscriber portion with ten questions. The first one is always have you ever met Christian Rapper Carmen? And it always ends with do you accept Jesus as your Lord saying. It's like we're Christian pockets where we're we're legally obliged to doing all the call the end of every interview. It's very so many his very tongue and sheet wrong with that. It's very it's very tongue and she gets very funny. I the the one that always catches the audience members off guard with an interview members, the one that that they're always like, wait, what is I say? God says you could add another book the Bible. What is it like? It's specially the Christian people they have on the their interror are like, I don't think I can answer that question. The limit does not exist. And now they the the, the, the, the first question is now a you know, it's not. Nobody else has the chance to. Just carbon died earlier. The yeah, I know, I know well the well, they still ask him. Have you ever met comment? Yeah, and they're like to trying to, like we're trying to get enough material together. We can just have an entire podcast about carbon. But it's really, really fun. I definitely recommend it. It's video to it's on Youtube if you want to actually like watch it. But they've interviewed some really, really interesting people. That interviewed some British guy who who's like in the army and his family guy taken hostage in Malaysia and then he like shared share the gospel of the guy in prison and the guy converted. Like really wild stories like they get. There's a really cool interviews. So I definitely, I definitely recommend the Batlan Bei podcast, ours first, obviously, but yeah, I won't be podcasting. The battle on be website is it's it's almost every day they have a headline that makes me laugh out laughs. All right, all right, so, Ashley, where can people find you? All right, well, I did have like, Oh, you have one more? Yeah, I can do it quickly. I mean, I mean yelled at that. It's time to go to watch. Okay, sorry, Lord X. Really Good Star Trek covering that on fan girlish nathaniel. When I listen back to our new new trek episode, we were unclear about the cannonacity of lower dex capacity canonicity. It is. It is cannon. I don't like that. Yeah, sorry, it's cannon. And I was a little fuzzy on the timeline. It is post Ting movies era. So after nemesis. All right. Other thing I've been geeking out about. I've been trying to do stuff that doesn't involve the Internet. So I now have a LASERDISC player. Talked about that last and no, I hearty boys. I was talking about hardy boys records and comics and how they have laserdiscs. At the time I did not own a LASERDISC player. I now own a LASERDISC player. That's why. So I also now have an original Cup Star Wars. So it's so fun anyway. So would recommend that you give lower dex a watch. Would also recommend that you check out lazard. Is that they were look a thing for a year, much longer, kind of like HDDVD. LASERDISC actually started like in the s. They quit producing them in the early s actually. So we had a bigger run in Japan, for because Japan actually subsidized the cost of them, so they were much cheaper to produce. There's actually giant CD's right. They're like an LP sized DVD. So that's so great, amazing. It's really cool, though, because the sound quality isn't here's here's what I'm thinking. It's like a record player, right, like an old phonograph, and put the disconti put it and then the light comes out of the big conical about. But yeah, the the the main reason people like went into laser disc was for the sound quality because, like so, I have a copy of alien on LASERDISC and this stereo line in my Lazer disc player doesn't work, but the analog line does, even just on the analog like the the they used actually the the sound from the seventy millimeter print of alien for that laser disc addition, and it is fantastic. It like. I mean even on my like Dinky TV, without surround sound, without a giant Soundbar, it sounds all fly obviously not as good at moved but like about the best you can get like out of an out of a CRT TV, pretty bad. So anyway, LASERDISC very cool. We'll hobby I've been geeking out about. So do you want to find me? You can talk to me a few different ways. You can hit me up on the tweets at the nerdy blogger. You can like my facebook page, facebookcom the nerdy blogger. You can go to my blog, nerdy blogging dot would, wordpresscom. You can read my words on fangirlishcom and the pop culture retor Robincom, which is now migrated to the log book. So it's log bookcom s, pop culture writ where Rama. You can also now hear my voice not only on the dearly debated podcast but on on the we made this podcast network. Just made my debut this week on us why, on the real talk podcast, where you...

...can hear me and a guy named Dan talking about candy man. I'm going to be joining a few other real talk podcasting. would be covering malignant. Actually going to go see that this week comes out on the tense, not a booma. I'm going to be covering malignant, talking about the green night later. Also going to be talking about Miss Marvel on their marvel podcast podcast six, one hundred and six. So yeah, you're gonna hear my voice a lot more often over there. I mean we made this podcast network. You can find me Greg at Greg at chapter one films dot Biz on email. You can find me on facebook at chapter one films, on Instagram, chapter on the score one underscore films one is always spelled out on any yeah, you can also check out me anythingils youtube channel, the kitchen chemist. We have some pretty cool content. Yeah, you can find me at Holy Golm and that's it. We have a facebook group for two week today. Check that out. So, yeah, until next time God's great spider man. Oh, yeah, we've oh, it's really good.

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