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BattleBots S07 E01: Predictions

It’s Robot Fightin’ Time! So here are my predictions for tonight’s episode.

Witch Doctor vs. Ribbot

With these types of fights with two bots that are pretty equal, I always have to go for the bot with less vulnerable wheels so Witch Doctor.

Captain Shrederator vs. Quantum

I got to say Quantum will win this one if they can get a good grip.

Gruff vs. RIPperoni

I’m not sure about this one since I don’t know anything about Ripperoni but I think Gruff’s tried and ture durability will win this one.

Shatter! vs. Huge

On one hand, I want Shatter to win this one since I like it but on the other hand, I think it would be hard for them to beat Huge. But low to the ground bots have beaten Huge before so there is some hope.

Glitch vs. Riptide

I think Glitch’s low ground will get them the win in this fight.

Gigabyte vs. Free Shipping

Once again I think Free Shipping’s low ground will help them beat Gigabyte.

Minotaur vs. Tantrum

This is a tough one but I feel like Tantrum will win this one.

As always let’s see how many I get right.

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Echo Volume 4: The Last Edge of Darkness

Last but certainly not least, time for the final review of the Echo series. Right off the bat, I have to say thank fucking god this book had a good ending! By a good ending, I don’t mean satisfying(cliffhangers can be satisfying so that’s different), I mean an ending where everyone(mostly) is happy and healthy. I’ve said this in other reviews but I will forever be a massive sucker for a happy ending, especially after the mc has been through hell and back. And this book definitely gave that to me. On another note, the descriptions of the fights and anything in the mindscape were excellently confusing. By that I mean I could practically imagine how trippy it would be in movie form.

The one thing that I was conflicted about was the amount of existentialism in this volume. One on hand it was a little too much for me while on the other hand, it was pretty entertaining thinking about something I’ve never thought about before. But what I think I settled on was that even if it was confusing at times it was a nice change from the usual books I read. Altogether this book was a great finale for this series and I give it a 9 out of 10.

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Violent Night Review

I know it’s not Christmas anymore but I still wanted to do a review for Violent Night albeit a short one but still one. This movie was really fun to watch first off, but I think the best part was how it was super violent(obviously) but not in the horror/evil Santa way. Usually when there’s a bloody Christmas movie the bloody part comes from some super evil Santa monster so I really enjoy Santa being a badass hero taking out the bad guys. It was also a really cool idea to have Santa be a Viking in his past, it was a clever bit of lore to add to the Santa story.

The one thing though that kept this from being my new favorite Christmas movie was that it was a little too real for me. I was hoping there was going to be a bunch more magic in it. I wanted Santa to absolutely denominate the bad guys. I wanted them to have zero hope! But instead, they had like a 40/60 chance of winning. Santa’s humanness made a good movie but I would have really loved it if he was even more magical than he was. So, because of the lack of magic used in the fighting, I’d give this movie a 7 out of 10.

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UK Trip Highlights!

Over Christmas, I went on a vacation with some of my family to the UK. We went to Edinburgh, London, and we even went to Loch Ness but the true highlight for me was going to Richmond. I loved Edinburgh for all of the Harry Potter stuff but having the combination of both Ted Lasso and The Sandman filming locations practically 10 ft from each other was amazing.

I love being in filming locations because I can just picture the scenes going on in my head while walking around. Two things that definitely stuck in my head were the relief the pub wasn’t shying away from being the Ted Lasso pub and the Sandman bench. I was relieved because I was afraid that I was going to be that annoying tourist they wanted to ignore but instead it seemed that they were proud of being the pub. I also noticed that they definitely moved the bench for filming the bench scene because we couldn’t get the perfect angle but it was close enough for me.

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Avatar The Way of Water Review

100% worth every second of the 13 long year wait! I still love the first one and this one is just as great. It was absolutely stunning, beautiful, extraordinary, and every other word you can think of. There is no other movie that can enthrall me with nothing but random plants and animals like Avatar can. The first movie set such a high bar for amazing flora and fauna and Way of Water very easily matched and maybe even surpassed that bar. I was impressed with how much the first Avatar made me care about the natural world, and Way of Water made me care even more(I didn’t know that was possible). That’s one of the best things about this series, its ability to make you care so much about plants and animals(let alone people) that aren’t real. I feel confident in saying that no other movie has me rooting for the deaths of humans as much as Way of Water did. Whenever they burn a tree or kill an animal, I eagerly wait for karma to get them.

Another one of my favorite parts of Way of Water was the massive attention to detail in this movie, both plot-wise and character-wise. I loved seeing all the differences between the forest Navi and the water Navi. I also weirdly felt vindicated when they finally mentioned that Jake and his kids had 5 fingers while full Navi have 4. I noticed it a little while ago during one of my rewatch of the first one and ever since then I’ve been waiting for someone to mention it. Plot-wise I was freaking out every time the Sully kid’s story mirrored Jake’s story from the first one, it was the perfect way to connect the stories. That was also probably my favorite detail from Way of Water.

I of course give this movie a 10 out of 10 and I am ecstatic that I don’t have to wait another 13 years for the next one.

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Who killed Santa? A Murderville mystery Review

It’s a Christmas miracle! I’ve been wishing for more Murderville and now I got it! The show was hilarious and so was the Christmas special, especially the ending. I don’t want to spoil anything but I was crying laughing. This special had everything that made the show great a crazy plot, a fun mystery, and of course the best part the clueless guests. But besides for the classic Murderville craziness(which is the best part), I was also impressed by the mystery part. This one actually stumped me.

I would say more but there’s just no need, all you need to know is that the special is just as great as the show and it was super fun to watch. So I give it a 9 out of 10.

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The Boys: All Q’s and no A’s

This is super random, but recently I’ve had all these questions pop into my head about The Boys(the YouTubers not the show), so I thought why not write them down.

  1. Do the boys call each other by their youtube names even when they’re not recording or do they use their real names? Also, do they have them listed in their contacts by their real names or youtube names?
    • With Josh, Eddie, and Mully this question doesn’t really matter for obvious reasons but I’m very curious about Narrator and Juicy.
  2. This might be a stupid question but are all The Boys and The Girls invited to Eddie and Gabby’s wedding?
  3. Is the money that’s made from the youtube channel, merch, Spotify, etc. get split evenly between the boys?
    • I would assume that it’s split evenly because that seems like the easiest way but I’m curious if it’s more complicated than that.
    • I’m also wondering if for the reaction videos they do with each other on their own channels if the guest gets a cut or if it is understood that all of it goes to whoever’s channel the video is on?
  4. Do they have normal sleeping schedules?
    • I can only imagine that their sleeping schedules are fucked up from trying to find the perfect time to record with someone on the other side of the world.

I know most of these aren’t any of my business but hey I can’t really help what questions pop into my head and the curiosity is killing me.

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Echo Volume 3: The Dialectic of Agony Review

At this point, I’ll settle for Atriya just being healthy. I’ll forget about the whole being happy and healthy as long as he can be healthy! Not only was I stressing about Atriya’s physical and mental health I was also on a(pretty fun) roller-coaster ride of intense fights followed by calming lulls the whole time. Normally I’m not a huge fan of when books switch perspectives(I’m usually trying to hurry up reading so I can get back to the person’s perspective I like better) but for some reason, I quite liked it switching between Atriya and Verus. I think that might be because I found it really funny when Atriya was super confused about the psychic things happening to him but as the reader, we of course know what’s going on since we get both perspectives. I’m pretty sure I caught myself whispering “I know something you don’t know”, which is always amusing.

Atriya is also quickly becoming one of my favorite characters. He’s got that whole badass with a heart of gold thing going for him and I of course can’t forget the newly white hair. I will fully admit that I am a huge sucker for white hair, especially when it wasn’t white before! You give a character who was already great with normal hair, white hair and they become amazing to me. That’s just one of my little superficial moments when I’m reading a book. But on my last and non-superficial note the epilogue for this book hit me so hard in the feels. All of a sudden I found myself crying and in turn that makes me very excited about how this series is going to end. So, I think this book definitely deserves a 9 out of 10.

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Page of Swords (The Demon’s Apprentice #2) Review

As of right now, I’m only on the second book but I am really loving it so far. I’m really enjoying everything this book has to offer but my favorite parts so far are the type of magic this book’s world uses and how the author writes trauma. As someone who reads a shit ton of urban fantasy (like I’m not kidding half of my kindle is just urban fantasy), I would say I’m fairly experienced with the different types of magic in urban fantasy books. I would be comfortable saying that right now a lot of urban fantasy “magic” is much closer to superpowers than magic in my opinion. This is why I like this series so much, it has that feel of going back to the roots of magic. You know, more ritualistic magic, where everything from the crystal used to the position of the stars matter. It’s just a really nice breath of fresh air to have a type of magic that needs more then just will power.

Now, the magic is a great part of this book but the part that really gets to me with the excellent writing depicting trauma(especially in a teenager). The way Chance is written is perfect for me. The way he tries to ignore his traumatic past and only lets stuff slip occasionally is super impactful to me. Multiple times throughout the book a single line can make me cry. I’ll just be enjoying the magic and then bang tears! Especially every single mention of Chance not being able to sleep on his bed! It just makes me feel so sad and I just want to hug Chance and make everything safe for him. All in all, I’d give this book an 8 out of 10 and I can’t wait to get to the next one.

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Devotion Review

I didn’t really know anything about this movie before I went to see it so I thought it was going to be more like Top Gun but during the Korean War, and boy was I wrong. This was an emotional war movie that had me crying at the end. Both the leads and the cinematography were great but I think the best part of this movie was the fact it shared a story about the Korean War. We get plenty of movies about the World Wars and even a good chunk about Vietnam but we don’t get that many movies about the Korean War. So, I find it nice to have a new movie about a war we don’t talk about a lot.

The only complaint I would have is that there could have been more scenes with them flying Just one or two more would have been good because it’s always cool to see how they fly the fighter planes. But besides that, I would rate the movie a 7 out of 10.