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The Sandman Review

This show was FLAWLESS! Actually, that’s not true, there is one flaw and that flaw is that there isn’t enough! I need more and I need it now, well maybe not right now I would like it to last for a long long time. But seriously I absolutely loved the show. Before I talk more about The Sandman, I feel compelled to say that I haven’t read any of the comics. But now that that’s out of the way time to gush about Sandman!

So, when I first heard that this show was being made like a year or 2 ago(I can’t remember) I knew immediately that I would love it. Unlike other shows where I try to keep my expectations low, so I don’t get disappointed, this one they were astronomically high. And… NOT. A. SINGLE. EXCEPTION. WAS. CRUSHED. It was everything I wished for and more.

I don’t really feel the need to get into the beautiful special effects and the perfect cast so, I’m just going to talk about my 2 favorite parts of the show. The first is Dreams voice! Oh my gosh, it was perfect! It was like a deep raspy whisper and I enjoyed listening to every second Tom spoke. My second favorite part is also many many other peoples favorite. And that is the Hob Gadling half of The Sound of Her Wings episode. Of course I loved the whole episode but there was just something special about seeing Dream making a friend for life.

One thing that I also really liked that honestly surprised me was that the show had an almost anthology/slice-of-life feel to it. Now usually, I’m not a fan of anthologies but the way this show went about it was really enjoyable to me. My biggest wish for the show(besides it being renewed of course) is that there will me more slice-of-life episodes. Like, I just want to see Dream going about his daily life without any world altering events happening. I would be so amused the whole time.

Oh! I almost forget another thing that I absolutely adore about the show, which doesn’t even really deal with the actual show. That is Neil Gaiman’s defense of the show. As a fan of adaptions(who’s gotten used to being let down) having the creator not only be a huge part of the creation but also defend it is amazing.

So, as you might have guessed I give this show a 1000000000000000000 out of 10.

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BattleBots S06 E10: Predictions

Well I failed once again to get an 8 out of 8 prediction correct so this is my last time before the round of 32. Wish me luck.

Bloodsport vs. Claw Viper

I think Bloodsport will win this as long as they get their spinner going. I also can’t really see how Claw Viper can flip Bloodsport easily.

Madcatter vs. Rampage

100% Madcatter will win. And if for some reason they don’t then its bullshit.

Huge vs. Switchback

As always there has to be a fight that I can’t decide on. I can see Switchback being able to hit Huge but they don’t really have a good record this season so I have to ultimately say Huge will win.

Kraken vs. Glitch

Well as we’ve seen Glitch might be the new King of the low ground and I can’t really see how Kraken can do any damage to Glitch without damaging themselves so I think Glitch has the better chance of winning. But I really like Kraken so I’m still going to root for them to win.

Mammoth vs. Lucky

I think Mammoth will win this. I just don’t see how Lucky can flip Mammoth.

Rusty vs. Witch Doctor

Rusty’s great but I can’t see them beating Witch Doctor.

Fusion vs. Icewave

I know Fusion has been doing much better this season but I don’t think it’s fanciness can beat the simplicity of Icewaves weapon.

Blade vs. Dragon Slayer

Considering Blades record this season I have to say Dragon Slayer will win. But I do really want to see something impressive from Blade since it looks really cool.

Now let’s see what happens this time!

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BattleBots S06 E09: Predictions

Last week I was more disappointed in the actual fights then my failures at prediction so hopefully it goes better this week.

Gruff vs. Cobalt

Cobalt is strong but I think Gruffs durability will win this one.

Duck! vs. Riptide

I’m not too confident in Riptide but Duck really disappointed me last time I rooted for them so this time I’m going to say Riptide.

Valkyrie vs. Pardon My French

We haven’t seen too much of what Pardon is capable of this season so I’m going to go with the safe bet and say Valkyrie will win.

Lock-Jaw vs. Blip

I’m not sure about this one but I’m feeling that Blip might be able to win this one if they can fling Lock-Jaw a couple of times.

Minotaur vs. Deep Six

Since I really enjoy Deep Six and really want to see a redemption for their last fight I’m going with them. Plus I’m not quite sure how much damage Minotaur can do to Deep Six.

Subzero vs. Hijinx

I think Hijinx will win this one.

Skorpios vs. Yeti

This is one of those fights where I can see either one winning so I’m going to root for the one I like more. Which is of course is the glorious hammer saw!(I love hammer saw bots)

Defender vs. Retrograde

I think Retrogrades low ground will allow them to have the control in the fight and thus the win.

As always lets hope I get that allusive 8 out of 8 correct.

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BattleBots S06 E08: Predictions

I did okay last week so still aiming for a perfect score.

Malice vs. Blacksmith

I’m not super confident on this one but I think Blacksmith might win this one.

Black Dragon vs. Claw Viper

If Black Dragon doesn’t win this I will be shocked.

Gigabyte vs. Smeeeeeeeeeeee

This will either be a long fight or Gigabyte will win right away. But either way I think Gigabyte will win.

Glitch vs. Hydra

I want Hydra to win this one but from the last time we saw Glitch we know it has such low ground it gets stuck so I’m afraid it might have lower ground then Hydra. But I trust Hydra will know how to deal with that.

Tombstone vs. Free Shipping

This is another fight that if Tombstone doesn’t win it will be a crazy upset.

Ribbot vs. P1

I think Ribbot will win this one.

End Game vs. Sawblaze

Why do they have to keep doing fights that make me feel conflicted! I want Sawblaze to win with out a doubt but I also know that End Game is really tough to beat so it’s anyones game.

Captain Shrederator vs. Jäger

If Captain Shrederator doesn’t win then something is wrong with the world.

As always lets see how many I get right.

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BattleBots S06 E07: Predictions

Sadly once again I did pretty bad last week at my predictions so also once again it’s time for me to redeem my self.

Bloodsport vs. Subzero

If Bloodsport can avoid Subzero long enough to spin up then I think they’ll win.

Cobalt vs. Ghost Raptor

This one I’m not sure with but for some reason I think Ghost Raptor will win.

Icewave vs. Deadlift

I think Icewave has the advantage in this fight so I’ll say they’ll win.

Blip vs. Overhaul

I feel like Blip will win this one.

Huge vs. Retrograde

This is another hard one, Huge has a better chance at damaging Retrograde but like Whiplash that one time Retrograde does have the chance at getting under Huge and stopping their weapon. But I’m still going to go with Huge on this one.

Copperhead vs. Fusion

Even though Fusion has been doing better this year I’m still going to go with Copperhead for this fight.

Whiplash vs. Skorpios

This is a hard one for me because I love hammer saws but between Whiplash and Skorpios I actually like Whiplash more so I’m going to root for them to win.

Switchback vs. Slammo!

This is a very weird fight so I’m not sure but I guess I’m feeling Switchback. I feel like their too much of a weird shape for Slammo to grab.

As always let’s hope I get at least 2 right because if I get less then that I’m a failure to the only sport I care to watch!

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BattleBots S06 E06: Predictions

Only got a few wrong last week so I’m still trying to get that perfect 100% correct predictions. Maybe this week?

Rotator vs. Black Dragon

Plain and simple I think Black Dragon will win this one.

Lucky vs. Blade

Now I know Blade didn’t get a good start but I feel like it’s such a weird shape that Lucky might not be able to flip it successfully so I have to go for Blade this time.

Dragon Slayer vs. Minotaur

I’m iffy on this one, I could see Dragon Slayer winning, but ultimately I think Minotaurs weapon is stronger so I have to go for them.

Pain Train vs. Yeti

This has to be Yeti all the way. If it’s any other outcome then the hell has frozen over.

Hijinx vs. Kraken

This is one of those hard fights for me to guess because my heart and brain say different things. I could see Hijinx winning but I really like Kraken so I have to root for them.

Defender vs. Riptide

You know I’m not sure but I’m just feeling Defender on this one.

Hypershock vs. Lock-Jaw

Oh no, not another fight that I have no idea. Once again 2 very evenly matched bots so I just have to go with my gut and it says… Hypershock.

Deep Six vs. Smeeeeeeeee

I think it might take a second for Deep Six to get a good angle but as soon as they do the fights theirs.

And once again lets see how I do this time.

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BattleBots S06 E05: Predictions

I redeemed myself last week with 7 out of 8 correct so hopefully I can do the same or better!

Free Shipping vs. Uppercut

With how powerful Uppercuts weapon is I think they will win this one.

Blacksmith vs. Shatter

Now this is one of those that I have to admit to myself that the other bot might win but I have to root for my favorite which is Shatter.

Jäger vs. P1

I’d have to go with P1 with this one, they seem more durable.

Hydra vs. Gruff

This is another tough one but once again I’ve got to root for my favorite in this fight which is Hydra.

Gigabyte vs. Captain Shrederator

Oh gosh I have no idea with this one so I’ll pick randomly… um Captain Shrederator.

Dragon Slayer vs. Duck

Normally I would chose the bot with the spinner versus the lifter but I think Ducks famed durability will win this one.

Endgame vs. Witch Doctor

I think Endgame has the upperhand in this fight so I’ll go with them.

Valkyrie vs. Triple Crown

I’m not quite sure how with how unique Triple Crown is but I still think Valkyrie should win this one.

Okay lets hope I can do just as good as last week but lets see.

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BattleBots S06 E04: Predictions

So…. last week I absolutely sucked at my predictions. I think that mostly came down to my own personal dislike of lifters(I find them boring usually) so I didn’t want to admit to myself that they could indeed win. Hopefully I can redeem myself this time.

Malice vs. Jackpot

I feel like Jackpot might win this one. They’re both pretty evenly matched I feel but Jackpot has the chance to get a good hit on Malice’s wheels.

Ribbot vs. Overhaul

I want to say that Overhaul has a chance at a good bite but my gut is saying Ribbot will win.

Blade vs. Skorpios

Blade looks very interesting but I just love hammer saws so I always have to root for them. So, I have to say Skorpios.

Tombstone vs. Mammoth

I honestly have no idea how this one might go. Like most people I immediately assumed Tombstone will win but when I think about it Mammoth has done some crazy upsets. But I’ll play it safe and say Tombstone will win.

Lucky vs. Tantrum

I don’t know if I’m being to confident but I feel like this one has to go to Tantrum all the way.

Ghost Raptor vs. Glitch

Sure Glitch should win the low ground but I have a feeling Ghost Raptors weapon is more powerful so I have to go with them.

Sawblaze vs. Madcatter

This is once again one that I feel they both are really really good but Sawblaze is probably my favorite bot out of all of them so I’ve got to root for my fav.

Retrograde vs. Rampage

I don’t normal go for the lifter but I think Retrograde has a good chance of flipping Rampage and getting a KO.

Now lets hope I get more then 2 correct this time.

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BattleBots S06 E03: Predictions

Once again I’m giving my predictions for tonights episode, and considering I got 6 out of 8 correct last time I think I might be okay at the guessing part!

Hypershock vs. Slammo!

If this one turns out to be anything but a KO by Hypershock I would be honestly shocked.

Valkyrie vs. P1

Once again I’ve got to chose the robot with the violent weapon instead of a lifter so I’m going for a Valkyrie win.

Huge vs. Riptide

This one looks like a tough one for Riptide so I’d have to chose Huge since Huge will probably have a better chance at hitting Riptide.

Fusion vs. Cobalt

I’m not sure about this one but I’d have to say Cobalt because as unique as Fusion is it doesn’t have the best track record.

Black Dragon vs. Icewave

This is another tough one to chose because these are 2 good bots but I’d have to go with Icewave. Exposed wheels versus covered wheels usually makes me lean towards the covered.

Witch Doctor vs. Duck!

As durable as Duck! is I’d have to give this to Witch Doctor.

Copperhead vs. Lock-Jaw

Oh gosh I have no idea for this one since these bots are pretty even in my eyes. So I’ll chose the one with more wheels which means Lock-Jaw.

Claw Viper vs. Pardon My French

You might be able to guess which one I’ll pick as the winner of this fight since I always chose any other type of bot over a lifter but in case you can’t guess I’m voting for Pardon My French.

So… lets see if I get more or less guesses right this week.

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BattleBots S06 E02: Predictions

I can’t wait for tonights episode so I wanted to share my predictions for this weeks episode and see if after years of watching BattlesBots if I can be an amateur Botwhisperer.

Yeti vs. Madcatter

I think this one will be Yeti all the way. I think it’s spinner has a better chance of hitting Madcatter then Madcatters weapon hitting Yeti.

Defender vs. Ribbot

I think this one will be Ribbot unless Defender gets in a lucky grab because I’ve noticed that a simple horizontal/vertical spinner usually are able to do more damage then a lifter.

Hijinx vs. Mammoth

I’m not sure about this one but I actually think this one might go to Mammoth. Sure Hijinx has a more destructive weapon but there is a lot of area for Mammoth to get under Hijinx and fling them around. But lets see.

Kraken vs. Rotator

This is one of those fights that I want it to go one way but prepare myself for it to go the other way. I want Kraken to win and think they have a strong chance, especially if they get a good bite from behind but I also wouldn’t be surprised if Rotator got in some good hits.

Rusty vs. Blip

I originally wanted to say this would go to Rusty since he’s a returning bot but the more I think about it I think Blip will win. Mostly because I don’t think Blips slanted design will allow Rusty to get in a good hit.

Tantrum vs. Malice

This one seems like it’d go to Tantrum. A bot’s at an automatic disadvantage when it has exposed wheels versus a bot with protected wheels.

Bloodsport vs. Whiplash

Whiplash is one of my fav bots so I have to go with them. Plus I think they have a really good chance at flipping Bloodsport and then getting at they’re underside.

Subzero vs. Shatter

Shatter is another one of my favorites so once again I have to go for them. Plus we know from Shatter basically whipping themself around that they can take some rattling so hopefully they can withstand Subzero

Now, honestly all of these predictions don’t really mean anything because as any fan of BattleBots knows is that one lucky hit can change everything. So, let’s just wait and see!