God of War Series Ranked

The release of the God of War reboot, which follows Kratos into Norse mythology somehow, (apparantly dying multiple times can not slow this man down), is almost upon us.

While I personally don’t think it looks all that great, I am a huge fan of the series and am excited nonetheless. So to celebrate the occasion, I am going to list all the previous games from worst to best. This is one of Sony’s best franchises, which will make this fun to go back for a quick glimpse at them all.

Haven’t played any or all of them? Not to worry! They re-release them about every 2 years it seems, so they shouldn’t be hard to find. These remasters will not be included in the list, for that would be redundant.

And here we go, starting with the worst game in the series.

#6

God of War: Chains of Olympus

PSP, 2008

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It’s been a really long time since I’ve played it, but I remember it being very good, but unquestionably the worst in the series. The handheld system really held it back from it’s potential, but it is definitely worth playing.

#5

God of War

PlayStation 2, 2005

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This game blew my mind when it first came out. It’s gameplay set the bar for modern day action games with it’s intense, fast paced combat, over the top violence, combos and spells, and just overall awesomeness. Kratos is the definition of bad ass, and it all started here.

#4

God of War: Ascension

PlayStation 3, 2013

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This one is a tad disappointing considering it is the latest in the series. It is a prequel to all of them and shows a bit into Kratos’ past, I think, I can’t remember too much. I didn’t like how you have to change into different styles or whatever mid combo to execute all the abilities you had in all the other games, but he’s not as experienced in this one, so it makes sense, right? I don’t know. It manages to be better than the original game because of the experience and growth the developers had with the series, making it more fun and entertaining.

#3

God of War II

PlayStation 2, 2007

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This kept everything from the first game, and then improved upon it, while adding even more to Kratos’ skills and items/weapons. I always found this to be cool. Most games in a series, you start each game with nothing. But not this one. Kratos keeps all his goodies, making it feel like you jump right into the action with a full arsenal. This is easily one of the best games on PS2 hands down. It somehow completely destroys it’s prequel.

#2

God of War: Ghost of Sparta

PSP, 2010

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Holy crap. This game came as a huge surprise. I thought it would be a lackluster game like Chains of Olympus, but no way in Hades! Everything about this game is amazing. I couldn’t stop playing it. I was completely baffled that it is better than 2, a game I thought nearly impossible to trump, but this game does it all. Great combat, story, and the different weapons are the best in the whole series in my opinion. Truly a great surprise this game was, and I loved every second of it. Though I guess coming after the third game, it had a lot to live up to…which brings us to…

#1

God of War III

PlayStation 3, 2010

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This was the game we had been working towards, where Kratos finally takes down the gods of Olympus. This game had so much hype leading up to it, and it did not disappoint at all. It was everything we expected and more. All the fights, weapons, story, everything, all just incredible. This is probably one of the best games ever made, in fact.

 

Well, that does it. 5 phenomenal games (and 1 very good game) make up the legacy of the God of War series. This also means the reboot has a lot to live up to. I am excited to see how it will hold up in this string of amazing titles! Just remember…judge the game on its own and not how it compares to these 6 great titles and I trust you will like it much, much more. But who knows? It could blow away all of them!

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Series Ranked: American Pie

Today I will be ranking the main installments of the American Pie film franchise. I have never seen any of the spin offs, so they will not be included, and I probably wouldn’t include them if I did see them anyway.

American Pie is one of my favorite film series of all time. At first glance they appear to be stupid teen party sex movies, but they are actually so much deeper. The films explore pivotal parts of life that we all experience and relate to. Every single character can be compared to someone we know in real life, as well as most of the situations the characters are in. Obviously, most of this is exaggerated greatly for the sake of humor, but remains true to life in some respect all the same. From the awkward, embarrassing situations main character Jim is found in, to his deep/hilarious talks with his dad, each second is an emotional, hysterical blast that leaves you feeling quite satisfied at the end.

So here we go, I will be ranking them from worst to best, but note that I love every single one of these movies.

#4

American Wedding

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The third film and final one for around a decade is my least favorite. When I first saw it, I was rather disappointed by it. Perhaps because I was too young at the time to relate? I don’t know, but now that I have seen it probably 10 times, it really has quite grown on me.

The film starts off just after college graduation, setting the scene for the next big step in life…marriage. The movie focuses on main character Jim and his fiance Michelle planning their big wedding day. It does a nice job showing all the work and stress that leads up to a wedding, and how girls always dream up these perfect days and how the husband to be must break his back doing his best to not disappoint her.

The sub plot involves Stiffler and Finch competing over a woman, all the while trying to impress her parents. This turns out to be a hilarious ordeal.

What I don’t like is that the film is entirely focused on these four characters. All the other series regulars are absent, even main character Chris, and even though Kevin is in it, he has no real part and only has a handful of lines.

Regardless, the film is a blast and shows us that no matter what crazy set backs can happen, eventually in the end it all works out.

#3

American Pie

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Next up is the one that started it all. The main plot is a group of horny virgins coming up on their high school graduation vow to lose their virginity on prom night. The movie focuses on them doing absurd things to make it happen.

I know that plot sounds ridiculous, but it is absolutely how high school is, and every character and their motivations is completely relateable. We get to watch them all grow and mature in their last few weeks of high school, where they realize sex isn’t everything.

Another big part of the plot, and something we all also experience, is them learning to face the future. Once you graduate high school, your life completely changes, and the film does a great job dealing with these teenagers coming to terms with that, and they do everything they can to prepare and/or prevent their lives from changing.

#2

American Pie 2

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This movie starts off just as the gang is finishing up their freshman year in college. They all reunite back home to attempt to live the lives they were so accustomed to in high school, only to find that something just wasn’t right. To attempt to put things right, they rent a big house on Lake Michigan and spend the summer working and partying together. As the summer slips away from them, they realize the future can not be stopped and must accept the changes they were not ready to face in the first movie.

This is a challenge we all must face, usually against our will. No one is truly ready to grow up and it is just awesome to watch a film where you get to see people struggle with this, but in a hugely hilarious, yet emotional way. Again each character winds up maturing tremendously by the end of it.

#1

American Reunion

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The fourth and final film brings back all the characters that were missing in American Wedding for a truly spectacular high school reunion, their 13 year high school reunion to be specific.

The film is about the gang dealing with the troubles of early adulthood, while at the same time, trying to still keep that kid alive inside of them. They each face their own turmoils about their lives and lean on each other to help make it seem better. But when they all get together, they once again try to relive their glorious high school days, only to find their old home isn’t quite how it used to be, now taken over by the current high schoolers. A few scenes show off the generational gaps of kids today versus how they were in the 90’s, and how problematic this becomes for the older generation, whose maturity must be forlorn, reverting back to the kids they once were to meet the youngen’s on their level.

It is fun to watch how old memories are brought up and how it makes the characters feel and act. There are many deep nostalgic moments in the movie, and it is the funniest, wildest, and somehow the most mature film in the franchise, making it my favorite.

Well that’s all of them. There was rumor of a fifth one, but I don’t think that will come to pass unfortunately. I would love to see these guys in yet another struggle through life!

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Dragon Ball Sagas Ranked

With the conclusion of Dragon Ball Super this week, I’m feeling all sad, so I decided to rank all the sagas from all of the series, including GT. Dragon Ball has been one of my favorite things in life since the mid 90’s, so it is exciting to write this out and actual figure out my favorite stories and what not.

Note that I love the show primarily for the action, the flashy fights and power ups, and humor. I will not be ranking them by story, for in this show, it’s not all that important, and some are far more fleshed out than others, so it’s hard to compare long stories against short ones.

I will be grouping some of the sagas together to keep the list shorter and make it a bit easier. They will be listed from worst to best.

#20

Emperor Pilaf Saga (Dragon Ball)

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The saga that started it all is understandably the worst. It introduces many of the main characters and is a very typical anime, with tons of little boy wiener and pervy jokes, rather than the intense action that the series is known for. Goku pretty much beats everything in one hit. Not that great, but pretty short.

#19

Black Star Dragon Ball Saga (Dragon Ball GT)

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This one seems to take influence from the Pilaf saga. Both focus on going around on different adventures each episode, looking for dragon balls. It’s got better action, but barely. And there’s Pan. It probably wouldn’t be so bad if she wasn’t involved. This and the Pilaf saga are the only two on this list that I can say I don’t like. Though the end of the saga picks up a lot.

#18

First World Tournament (Dragon Ball)

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This saga really steps up from the first one. We meet Goku’s best friend and rival for the first time, and watch as they train for the martial arts tournament and rise up the ranks.

#17

Red Ribbon Saga (Dragon Ball)

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Goku is again in search of the Dragon Balls, but this time he takes on an entire army. There are some cool villains and it is fun enough to watch, though it gets a bit dull at times. Very good overall though.

#16

Baby Saga (Dragon Ball GT)

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This is a neat story that brings up the Saiyan race’s past and how that comes to haunt the survivors. Baby is a cool, unique opponent who gives the Z fighters a run for their money.

#15

Second World Tournament (Dragon Ball)

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This is where I really start to love the sagas. The first fight between Yamcha and Tien set the bar for the action that we will see from every saga made after this one. It is a great saga, with lots of intense fights. Really good stuff.

#14

Garlic Jr. Saga (Dragon Ball Z)

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For this being filler, it is quite phenomenal. For once, the center of attention is in the hands of someone other than Goku. The fights are great and the stakes are high. Very good saga.

#13

Golden Frieza Saga (Dragon Ball Super)

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I was a bit disappointed with this one, for the movie, Ressurection F, I found better. I wasn’t thrilled with the use of Frieza as an enemy again, but it is a blast to watch nonetheless. And I probably would have enjoyed it a lot more if I didn’t see the movie first, for nothing was surprising in this saga because of it. Though to be fair, the movie is  my favorite DB movie ever made.

#12

Super 17 Saga (Dragon Ball GT)

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This was an interesting villain to use and provided us with some good action and use of characters other than Goku (sort of). This saga really stepped up the GT series in my eyes.

#11

Battle Of Gods Saga (Dragon Ball Super)

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This as well is dampened by releasing a movie first, though this time, the series is better than the movie. This introduces some truly great characters that stick with the entire series, not to mention shows us a whole new scale of how big the world(s) are and how pitiful Goku, with all his might, really is.

#10

Majunior Saga (Dragon Ball)

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This shows Goku as an adult beating down the off spring of an old enemy. Both Goku and Majunior rise to the finals in an awesome World Tournament, and give us the best fight in the Dragon Ball series.

#9

King Piccolo Saga (Dragon Ball)

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This is the first truly menacing villain we see in the entire franchise, and it is awesome to watch. Finally we see Goku get beaten easily (well, for the second time, actually), making us wonder how anyone will ever stop Piccolo from taking over the world. A great saga.

#8

Saiyan Saga (Dragon Ball Z)

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The first saga of the new DBZ series really takes it a step beyond Dragon Ball. Impossibly strong villains show us that Goku and friends have a lot of catching up to do. We at long last learn the truth about Goku’s past as well. We are also introduced to his son for the first time.

#7

Universe 6 Tournament (Dragon Ball Super)

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This is a lot of fun. This is the first saga that Super gives us that wasn’t a movie, and it’s just awesome. A bunch of new characters are introduced, with amazing powers. The Saiyans also face off against their most dangerous (and coolest) villain to date. Lots of good fights within this tournament. Awesome stuff.

#6

Namek Saga (Dragon Ball Z)

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This one is really long and drawn out and the famous clash between Goku and Frieza isn’t all that great. But soooooooo much stuff happens in between the first landing on Namek to it’s demise that helped push this up the list. Many great fights, power ups and revelations happen that make this one really cool to watch.

#5

Shadow Dragon Saga (Dragon Ball GT)

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The last and best saga in GT and the last saga fans would get for over a decade. It is really a great saga, with a lot of cool enemies, the return of old ones and the fiercest enemy to ever grace the series up to that point and still after Super, is quite formidable. And he’s cool. This saga has some new surprises in it that make it really fun to watch.

 

#4

Majin Buu Saga (Dragon Ball Z)

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This saga gives us a ton more characters, lots of new surprises, an invincible enemy and just so much more cool stuff. It is a lot of fun to watch, though it drags on like the Namek Saga.

#3

Cell Saga (Dragon Ball Z)

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I am including everything with Future Trunks and the androids in this saga as well. This has some of the best action, some amazing transformations, a great suspenseful story, and the use of mostly every character in the DB universe. It is really awesome. And the Goku vs. Cell fight is my favorite one in the whole DBZ series.

#2

Goku Black Saga (Dragon Ball Super)

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This has an interesting, dangerous enemy, with a deeper story than the DB franchise has seen so far. There is a lot of twists and turns that make way for some of the best fights that have been in the franchise so far. The last fights are very different from what we come to expect, which was a cool surprise.

#1

Tournament of Power (Dragon Ball Super)

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This is what the series is all about. Just awesome action with tons of characters, one episode after another. So many surprises happen during the 48 minutes of fighting, and the fights far surpass anything seen in the franchise. The conclusion is really good. The Goku vs Jiren fight is the best in the franchise, and tops off the end well. Speaking of the ending, it it just fantastic and ends the series on a happy, positive note, much more so than DBZ did, in my opinion.

 

Well there you have it.

Dragon Ball is something I have watched almost my entire life, and I expect to continue rewatching them for the rest of my life. I love all 4 series. They have brought me so much joy. I just hope they come out with more series’. Super showed that they can still make an amazing show and I want to see more.

Though for the past 3 years or so, I have been looking forward to watching the new DBS episode every week, but now that is gone and I will not be able to handle it for a while…sniff… It’s very sad. At least I have the dubbed versions to look forward too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Well Do You Take Care Of Your Games?

I am genuinely curious about the care people show to their games, and this is because when I buy used games on sites such as ebay, the amount of ware and tare on these games has generally been fairly varied. A lot of the times I get the games in splendid condition, maybe a scratch or two on the disk, a cracked case, you know, cosmetic stuff that is bound to happen, but also pay a bit extra for them to be in that condition.

But then half the stuff I look at and avoid buying unless there is no alternative look like these games have been through a war or two, plus a few trips through the washing machine.

Like what in the blazes are people doing with these games? The cover art inside the case is trashed. Why is it even out of the case? The booklets are soggy or missing. What are you doing with them? Do people really take them out and use them so much that they are torn to shreds and/or never return them and  become lost. Do people use them for toilet paper?

Some game discs are so scratched it appears that they never reenter their case after being taken out the first time. And this I have personally witnessed. Some of my friends will just pop the game out, throw it off to the side and then put another one in. They repeat this process until there are a dozen or more games thrown about the living room, and then they wonder why they can’t find a game or why it doesn’t work.

And for old cartridge games, the cover labels are practically dissolved down to nothing. How does this happen? I was being serious when I said they looked like they went through a washing machine. It is the only thing I can think of to make some of these games like this.

img_0322.jpgHere is a game I bought about a year ago on ebay. What happened to it?  How did it get so messed up? I had to buy this for there was no other choice, and I was honestly, extremely surprised that the game even worked. And this is in fairly good shape compared to some that I have seen!

 

 

 

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Here’s what a well taken care of cartridge looks like…

 

Like, I just have to know what people are doing with these games.

I personally take wonderful care of my games. 99% of them I could wrap in plastic and sell them as brand new. And that other 1% could come pretty close as well. The only signs of use are the old cartridge SNES games mainly, because as they age they become discolored from the original gray. And this isn’t even a sign of use, so much as just a sign of being old.

I keep everything in a case at all times, and keep them neat and organized so nothing happens to them.

So I would just like to hear how you treat your games. Are they in good shape? If not, how did they became like some of the monstrosities I have seen?

 

 

My Top 10 GameCube Games

GameCube is my favorite console of all time at the moment. It hads a diverse, fantastic library of games, some new adaptive abilities with the GBA, and the most comfortable controller ever made. But it’s really all about the games, so let’s see the 10 best in my opinion. It was hard to narrow it down, for of the 39 games I have gotten around to playing out of the 46 I own for the system, they were pretty much all phenomenal.

#10

Super_Mario_SunshineSuper Mario Sunshine

Nintendo

2002

 

This took the Mario franchise into a whole new territory, and I’ve got to say, it is quite creative and unique, making it fun to play at anytime. Shooting stuff with a waterpack while performing amazingly acrobatic jumps is just so much fun.

#9

Star_Fox_Adventures_GCN_Game_BoxStar Fox Adventures

Rare Ltd./ Nintendo

2002

 

 

This is another complete twist of a massive Nintendo franchise, and by far my favorite in the Star Fox series. It resembles more of a Zelda game, with some space battles. But finding items, solving puzzles and beating the heck out of dinosaurs is super fun whether you play as Link or Fox, or really anyone else for that matter.

#8

wwThe Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Nintendo

2003

 

Turns out Zelda still does the genre better than Star Fox. But nevertheless, this game took a unique twist as well on it’s franchise, though not as much as the #9 & 10 spots. Using a gorgeous, new graphic style, flooding the kingdom we’ve saved countless times and introducing an interesting new story of sorts, this was one gripping game, though it does have a few rather annoying flaws. But even so, this is one great game.

#7

super_smash_bros_melee_box_artSuper Smash Bros. Melee

HAL Labs/ Nintendo

2001

Hoo boy, I easily put 1000 hours into this game with my friends and family. This took everything amazing about the first game and doubled it. There are so many modes to play, double the characters and probably even more stages. The most fun part was trying to unlock all the characters and stages. But once you did, it was nothing but 4 on 4 all out melee, and it never gets old. It doesn’t hold up all that well today, but that doesn’t stop me from going back to it every so often.

#6

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Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

Retro Studios/ Nintendo

2004

 

 

This dark and atmospheric game differed quite a bit from it’s prequel, and really, from the rest of the Metroid franchise. It is slightly more story driven and is the first game to feature a whole bunch of new items for Samus to acquire. The deadly double sided world is also very different and cool. Great game.

#5

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Sonic Adventure 2 Battle

Sonic Team/ Sega

2002

 

 

This is another game that I put more hours than I care to know in. Thanks to the addicting Chao Gardens, and the incredibly fun and diverse/cleverly designed missions, with special medals to earn in each one, the replay value in this game is enormous. After probably well over 100 hours or so, I still have so much left to do in the game. Though it has been a while since I played it. (Pesky backlog).

#4

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Clover Studio/ Capcom

2003

 

 

This is another from out of nowhere classic. Completely unique gameplay mixed into an equally unique and bizarre storyline, with a bunch of unlockables makes this challenging game just truly wonderful. The humor is great as well. One of my favorite games of all time.

#3

twilight-princessThe Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Nintendo

2006

 

One of the last games to come out for GameCube was one of it’s best, and one of the best in the Zelda series. The gloomy graphical style fit the atmosphere of the game so well. A darker, interesting story with new characters and some brand new gameplay mechanics make this one to remember. This also has the best dungeons in the series as well, having deviated a bit from the usual formula.

#2

MetroidPrimeboxMetroid Prime

Retro Studios/ Nintendo

2002

 

 

2002 must have been the year for Nintendo to take their big franchises and flip them on their heads. Here is another drastic change to formula. An intense action side scroller became a dark, atmospheric first person shooter that was done so well, it feels to be a logical step in the direction of the series. This game is just perfect. The gameplay, the music, the level design, the enemy design, everything…just absolutely amazing. Easily one of the best games ever made.

And here we are, the best game to ever grace the GameCube!!!

#1

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Intelligent Systems/ Nintendo

2004

 

 

This game is a master piece. Each area you visit is so unique and interesting, making it fun and exciting to explore. The gameplay is fantastic, using the same mechanics from the first game, but tweaked a bit. And what’s more, every single character in the game…I mean EVERY one, even the ones you just pass by, are so interesting and fun to watch or interact with. The large amount of party members and the special attacks are all so cool. The story is highly entertaining and fun to follow as well. It…it’s just so good. Like…I don’t know. It makes me feel like I am in the game, adventuring with Mario in all his papery glory. It is one of the few games where I became legitimately sad when I reached the half way point to beating it, but felt completely and wholly satisfied when I beat it, though I could just restart the game over and over again after beating it, it’s that much fun. But luckily, there is some challenging end game stuff to do to keep me preoccupied.

Great game…sniff.

So there you have it, the 10 best games on a console full of even more. Each one of these games filled me with a joyful spirit that I will carry with me forever.

Why Are People So Obsessed With Sports?

This is just something I am wondering about. What is with the ridiculous love for sports? I don’t mind people enjoying watching sports at all. But leave it at that. But they don’t. Sports are like the bane of our existence, for people are so neurotic about them, as if nothing else in the world matters.

How many violent actions have come out of people simply liking a team that another person hates? And heaven forbid if they say something negative about their favorite teams. I mean, people are murdered over this kind of crap, and I just can’t understand why. Who cares if someone hates a team you love? What does that matter in the slightest? What does that teams success even mean to all these spectators? I have the answer right here…ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!

None of these sports fanatics have anything to gain from a team they root for winning out their season. People who place bets do, but most of the time, I’ve seen people are far more upset that their favorite team lost rather than the fact that they just lost $500, which is truly baffling to me.

I’ve been told from many people that they gain bragging rights. Great…really good answer. People are killing one another over bragging rights. But guess what? You don’t get bragging rights. What could you possibly have to brag about?

What…do people going around saying, “Ha Ha, I decided to like a team that won the championship. You stupid losers picked the wrong team to cheer for.”

Wow guys, good job, brag that up, really, you earned it.

Seriously, they aren’t playing for the team, they don’t coach the team, they are associated virtually in no way with the teams they would kill and die for. All they do is add to the athletes already way too high salaries.

Seriously, they play a game and make more in one season than everyone in my community will make combined in our lifetimes.

But that is besides the point. All I am wondering is why people are so frickin’ crazy about it. Football fans being by far the worst that I’ve seen. And going with that, the Super Bowl is the biggest over-hyped ridiculous thing I have ever witnessed. It’s a stupid football game dragged out to be four times longer than it needs to be. And everybody every year raves about how great the commercials are. I’ve gone to my brothers super bowl party the past three years (for the delicious food, I couldn’t care less about the game) and I’ve seen a few of the commercials, and I’ve got to say, they are really, really dumb. They all try too hard to be funny, and most of the jokes seem to be geared towards people with the sense of humor of a fifth grader. I don’t know, it might just be me. If you like the commercials, than more power to you.

While watching sports, I’ve seen people punch holes in their walls, smash bowls over their heads, cry, freak out like someone just ran over their child, scream themselves hoarse out of excitement or rage so they can’t talk right for days, and I just can’t understand why. It just is so pointless.

Again, it’s great if you watch sports, but for the love of God, settle down, because other than a quick bit of entertainment, it has no meaning or purpose in your life. None. At all. Accept it. And I use the term “entertainment” loosely, for I find watching sports almost as dull as watching people play video games. In other words, my God is it boring. But that is just my personal opinion. Just like it’s my own personal opinion if I think your favorite team sucks. Get over it, you don’t need to fight me over it, for our opinions are insignificant in that matter.

And let it be known, I don’t hate sports. I will play any sport if a game presents itself, but that’s just it. I would rather play them, not watch them.

And holy crap, sports is all anyone and everyone talks about, all year long and it drives me nuts. One of the first things I’m generally asked when meeting new people is “So, who do you like?” Not, “do you watch sports,” or “do you like soccer?” or something related to that. Just who do I like. At first, I was very confused by this question, but now I know they are always asking what teams I like. And a lot of people ask these questions so apprehensively, as if they are afraid I am going to name a team that they hate, so that even though we just met, we are going to have to throw down for not liking the same teams. And when I tell them I don’t follow any sports, they look as if I either slapped them across the face or told them I was a transgender engaged to a rhinoceros. How dare I not participate in the beloved covenant that is observing sports!

And the worst part…I mean the absolute WORST part is how people talk about sports. Instead of saying the Yankees, or the Cardinals or Giants or what have you, they refer to their team as “we.”

For example, a typical conversation I hear everyday sounds something like this.

“We are playing the Giants on Sunday. It might be tough, but I think we can beat them. Then we’ll have to play the Reds in the playoffs, which means we will be in really great shape. That is exactly where we need to be. It will be smooth sailing from there on.”

Oh really? And here I thought you were just a guy who works in the dairy department at a food store. I had no idea you played for the Patriots in the evenings. Play real hard for me, will you? Your teams success is banking on it!

That’s all I have to say about it I guess. People can gladly enjoy their sports, but just remember, you don’t play for the team, hurting others, yourselves or property is quite unnecessary, and at the end of the day, you are really just watching a bunch of people living far better lives than you ever will.

Series Ranked: Marvel Movies (Avengers Universe)

So for the past 10 years, we’ve been getting like 3 Marvel superhero movies a year, most of them connected to the others in one way or another, all of them eventually meeting up on screen at some point. There are a seemingly endless amount of TV shows set in the same universe and countless movies from outside.

Many of these shows and movies are good, and many are not so good. Today, I am going to be taking a look at the Marvel movies set in the Avengers Universe and ranking them from worst to best, in my opinion.

But just a heads up, I own Spider-Man Homecoming, and Thor: Ragnarok but haven’t gotten around to watching them yet, so I will update as soon as do.

So here we go!!

#16 Iron Man 2 (2010)

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I was hoping this would be one of the best movies ever made, since all the origin stuff was taken care of in the first movie.

Nope. It was crap. And the ending was unbelievably anti-climatic. The only good thing about this movie was it introduced Black Widow, one of the hottest ladies on the planet.

 

 

 

#15 Iron Man 3 (2013)

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Okay, so after two movies of barely having Iron Man in it, you would think they would shape up for this movie, right?

Nope. They might as well rename this trilogy Tony Stark, for he is in it almost the entirety of the time instead of Iron Man. Why bother making superhero movies if you aren’t even going to showcase them kicking butt and blowing stuff up most of the time? Though the ending is pretty cool this time around.

But the best part of the movie, I now just realized, is this poster to the left. Pepper looks sexy as heck.

 

#14 Thor: The Dark World (2013)

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So this is the first movie that I would not consider bad, but just…okayyyyy.

It isn’t all that memorable, but it does have a few good parts, but a disappointing ending.

You know what the best part of this movie is? If you guessed Natalie Portman on the poster, then you are right, my friend!

 

 

 

 

#13 Iron Man (2008)

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This is the first movie in the Avengers Universe. Iron Man, aside from maybe Spider-Man, is my favorite hero, so I was thrilled that they started with him. It’s an interesting movie that is fun to watch, but the whole movie is about him making the suit, only giving Iron Man two or three really cool scenes.

The movie as a whole is just okay.

And there’s not even a hot girl on the poster…

 

 

#12 Thor (2011)

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This is another okay movie, though it is highly more involved and entertaining than it’s sequel. It is enjoyable enough to get through, but nothing all that good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

#11 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

gg2This is a weird one. It is highly enjoyable, but mostly as a comedy. There is some cool action in the movie. But really only Rocket and Star Lord are the only ones relevant to the movie. The others are just there as a romantic interest and comic relief. I just feel like nothing really happens in this movie. It mostly fleshes out Star Lord’s back story, thus making it feel more like an origin movie. But it is still excellent.

#10 The Incredible Hulk (2008)

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This is the first movie on the list I can honestly say is good. This was made more in the style of old school superhero movies, meaning it was a lot more simple with only one enemy and a few epic fight scenes. Though this was more well done, making both versions of Bruce Banner very interesting. The movie kept me intrigued the whole time, and kept me entertained throughout.

 

 

 

#9 Black Panther (2018)

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The brandy newest movie from the Marvel machine. This is a good movie, but it has so many flaws which dampen it from being a great movie. The motivation behind the main villain is stupid and out of place, and there isn’t all that much action. Somehow, the Black Panther was a way more involved character in Civil War and had better action scenes.

Overall, it suffers just as badly as all the other origin movies, though it is done a bit better.

 

 

 

 

#8 Ant-Man (2015)

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I wasn’t really into this movie the first time I saw it, but the second time I watched it, I was very impressed. It is very unique within the Marvel universe, has great humor and action as well.

Finally, an origin movie done right!

 

 

 

 

 

 

#7 Doctor Strange (2016)

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Like Ant-Man, this is another unique and truly good origin movie. This has some truly great action in it, which is what I am looking for! The story is definitely bizarre, but interesting. It is a very well put together film.

 

 

 

 

#6 Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

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Just when I had given up on Marvel, thinking only movies with Captain America involved with them are good, my brother showed me this and my faith was restored. This is a highly entertaining, funny, unique movie, with plenty of action and other fun scenes. Very well done. Especially for an origin movie.

 

 

 

 

 

#5 Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

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What???? An origin movie that is absolutely amazing? I never thought I would see the day until this came out. This is what an origin movie should be like. It takes just the early part of the movie to establish how he becomes Captain America, and they also take that time to develop his character, so that most of the movie is action packed, and tells a great and interesting story.

 

 

 

 

#4 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

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This movie blew me away. I could not believe how good it was, raising itself high above almost every other superhero movie ever made. Tons of amazingly choreographed fights, plus a crap ton of other action, and again, an awesome story with a great villain.

Oh and then there is Black Widow. You see her on that poster, I know you do. Mmm…

 

 

 

 

#3 Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

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This is quite an amazing movie. Great action, character development for the lesser Avengers, a cool villain and story…just awesome. Though it falls just short of it’s prequel.

And I don’t have to mention Black Widow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

#2 The Avengers (2012)

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I almost cried the first time I saw this movie. This set the bar for what a superhero movie should be. Incredible action, good story and villains, and incredible action.

This is also the movie where I first laid eyes on Black Widow and fell in love.

 

 

 

 

 

#1 Captain America: Civil War (2016)

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DANG! This movie is a dream come true. I was super apprehensive that this movie would be good, what with their being so many characters in it, but they somehow are all fleshed out, have a good amount of screen time, and are all interesting. But then there is the action. This movie is 90% action, 10% thought provoking story. This is the film all future superhero movies should strive to be like. It is perfect.

Tournament of Hotties: Disney Princesses (Final)

Well here we are, the finals. Two Princesses fought and clawed their way to the top, but now we will at long last get to see who is hottest.

Catch up on the previous rounds listed here, and without further ado, here is finalist #1!!

Say hello to the Princess of Agrabah!!!

 

Jasmine

Seriously, how can she look hotter drawn than as a real person!!! She is crazy hot.

But here are some pictures of one of the hottest women on Earth dressed as one of the hottest animated women. This should be good.

Yep…definitely good.

And what is hotter than a little girl on girl?

 

VS

 

Next up we have the Princess of….Somewhere!!! This unheard of beauty has taken down more girls than any other in this tournament. Now that she only is up against one other, it should be easy for her, right? Well, we shall see. There isn’t much to show for her unfortunately, but I’ll do my best to showcase this hottie.

Giselle

Her long hair flowing over those loose shoulders is very sexy. And her hot, body hugging night gown, or dress just makes you wild over her, slim, tight body.

Since that’s all I could find, here’s some repeats.

I don’t know anything about her, but I want to. She is just a very alluring woman…uh…drawing. Any piece of skin she is showing off is so hot. Problem is, the same can be said for Jasmine. So which of the two is the hottest Disney Princess?

Honestly this a no contest. The whole tournament has practically been a no contest for this woman. She is simply put, a goddess. She can give Jessica Rabbit a run for her money, and anyone who can say that is just amazingly drawn. But in addition to her phenomenal looks, it’s her personality that adds to her incredible hotness. It’s so tough, yet kind, yet sexy…omg is it sexy. This is the woman of every man’s dream.

Winner of Tournament

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Anyone who has seen Aladdin will understand why she deserves the win. So congratulations Jasmine, for being the hottest creation the fine folk at Disney have ever come up with!

And as always, here is the ranking of all our brilliantly drawn women, ranked from least hottest, to hottest. In parentheses will be how far into the tournament they made it.

#19-Eilonwy (Round 1)

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#18-Merida (Round 1)

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#17-Snow White (Round 1)

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#16-Moanna (Round 1)

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#15-Megara (Round 1)

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#14- Anna (Round 2)

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#13-Mulan (Round 1)

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#12-Tiana (Round 1)

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#11-Kida (Round 2)

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#10-Pocahontas (Round 2)

Pocahontas near nude

#9-Aurora (Round 1)

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#8-Elsa (Round 1)

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#7-Cinderella (Round 2)

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#6-Elena (Round 2)

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#5-Rapunzel (Semi-Finalist)

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#4-Giselle (Runner Up)

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#3-Belle (Round 1)

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#2-Ariel (Semi-Finalist)

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#1-Jasmine (Winner)

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Well, that’s all we’ll get to see of these hotties. Thanks for checking them out, and thanks to Disney for giving us something so wonderful to look at.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tournament of Hotties: Disney Princesses (Semi-Final)

Check out the first two rounds listed here, and without any time wasted, here’s the first match.

Ariel VS Jasmine

I don’t like fish. I don’t like the smell, the taste, pretty much anything about it. But this is one fish I would love to do both of those and I just would pretty much do anything to get my hands on this mermaid.

As you can see, she’s super hot drawn, but if she were a real person, would she be just as hot?

She would actually be hotter it seems.

And if you went to school with her, would she be hot?

‘gulp’ Sure would…

And if she was imprisoned by Jabba the Hutt…?

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Most certainly. No matter how you slice it, above ground or underwater, this princess is hot. Really, really hot. You would need to cool down in the ocean after an hour or two with her. And that’s a huge bonus, cuz the fun wouldn’t stop under the sea. She is quite literally the best of both worlds.

Now let’s take a look at Jasmine.

Crikey! Here is a woman that’s so hot, you don’t even need to see her as a real person.

She’s better than the real thing…maybe?

It’s a tough call honestly.

Oh, and Jabba seems to like her too…but can we really blame him?

 

So which of these scantily clad women is hotter? Ariel has huge points for wearing basically nothing, but Jasmine has a sexier look to her. It’s hard to choose, but it definitely is her.

 

Victor-Jasmine

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Our second and final match in this round is between these nice pieces of royal booty.

Rapunzel VS Giselle

There aren’t too many pictures of her, but rest assured, she is a cutie, and her naive innocence is matched only by her hotness.

And if you’re really lucky, her kidnapper/adoptive mother can join in the fun.

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Giselle resembles Rapunzel quite a bit.

I think her hair is supposed to be red, but it always looks blond to me.

There aren’t many pictures of her either, but here’s a little something to show off her looks.

Both women are beautiful, but I really have to give it to Giselle. She is more mature looking, with a tall, slender, tight body that looks quite amazing to play around with.

Victor- Giselle

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What she looks like when visiting Ariel. Good time to be a fish when that happens…

Well folks, there you have it! Jasmine and Giselle, both very hot sounding names, will move on to the final. Only one will come out on top, and I hope it’s me…!

Tournament of Hotties: Disney Princesses (Round 2, Part 2)

Welcome back to round 2, where we will see the remaining beauties in all their glory (hopefully).  Check out part 1 here and don’t forget about round 1 either!

Rapunzel

VS

Anna

This is a no contest bout, but before we get to the victor, here’s some pictures.

 

What a beautiful blond, she is.

Now here’s some of our red head, though I couldn’t really find anything with just her. She is always accompanied by her sister, which honestly is not a bad thing…at all…

Very nice, ladies, very nice.

But, as I’ve said, this is a no contest. While both women have very likable personalities, when it comes to looks, Rapunzel is just so much more hotter than Anna. You could definitely have more fun with that blond.

Victor- Rapunzel

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Next we have a three women face off, as we have another uneven amount of girls. But as I always say, three is better than two.

 

Elena

VS

Kida

VS

Giselle

Alrighty, starting with Elena, the gorgeous princess of wherever. I haven’t seen her movie and don’t know anything about her. She also doesn’t have any pictures that would really interest us, unfortunately. Though this will not hurt her chance at winning, for she is quite the looker. She bares a similarity to Jasmine, and anyone who can say that is pretty much golden.

I don’t know much about Kida, but she is scantily clad, and that always awards huge points in my book. Fortunately, there is no shortage of pictures of her. BEHOLD!!!

Oh yeah…………………………………………………..

And lastly, we have Giselle, who has already taken out two girls at once. Can she do it again? Let’s see.

 

So not too many of her either, but oh well.

So who is the hottest?

Elena, while gorgeous, just doesn’t cut it. See you later Elena.

Kida has an amazing body which she chooses to show off, but her face is a little weird looking.

Giselle has probably an even better body hiding under her dress, and just seems to have such a seductive and sexy, yet innocent and adorable nature in her, making her the best of both worlds and the winner of this round, making the total of girls she’s taken down four!

Victor- Giselle

 

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And there you have it! Next up is the semifinals!