Empire Market's new sponsor Wow, imagine my surprise as I'm watching the new Chad Vader episode when at the end, RTs graphic comes up and it says that they've sponsored this season of Chad Vader. That's what I like to see. Internet content creators helping one another out, especially when I like both of them.
Chad Vader is made by Aaron Yonda and Matt Sloan (and friends of course), two improv comedians with an awesome channel on youtube called Blame Society Films. If you haven't heard of them, check em out and subscribe! Tell em I sent you... or don't.
Other than Chad Vader, their most popular series is called Beer and Board Games where they get drunk and try to play various games. It's comedic genius. They have kickstarters every now and again to help support the project and I urge you guys to pitch in. You even get your name read out and everything. So watch em, subscribe, donate, whatever. At least check them out for me.
RWBY Alright, I will give this an honest chance. You know why? Because this show wasn't originally about a great and simple premise with fantastic writing. They're starting this series off with it being action oriented so I'll give it a chance. Plus I hear a certain community manager may or may not be the voice of RWBY ;)
Probably shouldn't have said that, now I'm going to get banned, everyone will hate me, I'll never get to go to an RVB event ever again, someone will show up to my house to take away my Church poster, Burnie will show up to my house and kick me in the balls etc. etc.
Clever how whoever the other characters are matched up with the letters of RWBY, I see what they did there.
But an honest review of what was shown, it was just artsy stuff of something we could see from Dead Fantasy or something of that nature.
I hope I love it, because I've noticed RT series have been getting hammered as of late. We all know the less than stellar reception that NatureTown got (wasn't a huge fan) and there are a lot of lukewarm comments on the Gauntlet's first video. I think it's because of RT's growing pains. They're becoming a larger company, it's no longer five dudes in a basement with one xbox and a few mics.
I know it may seem like I'm part of all this hate that RT is getting recently (these past few journals could indicate that) but I really want nothing more than for the guys and gals to succeed. They're all talented and great people (at least the three of them that I've met) and I'm honestly not trying to be cynical because I have a bone to pick with them. I love RT and wish them all the best with these upcoming projects.
Out with a bimper SPOILERS, but we've all watched the episode by now. Except for Liad, because he's slow.
Bimper - a combination of a bang and a whimper.
Best joke by far this season was saved for this episode. Captain Flowers was not only the mysterious blue guy, but also Agent Florida. Man, the writers really did fool everyone with that little gag. Good job on that one, really I enjoyed that.
As for the rest of the episode... meh. I like the idea of Carolina being the Director's and Allison's daughter. That's pretty cool. But beyond that, like last season, there wasn't really any emotional weight I find. Not even Caboose's last line did anything for me.
And so another season of RvB ends. Hopefully it's not the last, because over all, kind of underwhelming.
LAAAAAAAMMMMMEEEEE >:(I've done it, I've come up with a name for those long stretches of time where it's just mindless action. Ever heard of car-porn? Well this is Monty-porn. To clarify, I have nothing against any of this stuff, it's just not RvB to me. I've said this a million times, I have nothing but respect for him and the animation team and they do more work in a day than I have in a lifetime. The things they do are amazing, but those amazing things just don't do it for me.
Also, the worst offense of this episode: they decided to animate Caboose. Burnie said they'd never do that. It wouldn't feel right and the point was to make it seem as though he really was a video game character. Well they broke that promise this episode, and I'm a very sad panda because of it.
Also I've given up on complaining about the reused jokes, it's like they're trying to rekindle the magic with a 'greatest hits' cd or something.
Yeah I know, I like to bitch. But hey, someone has to counterbalance the constant praise every episode gets for some reason, right?
Actual episode review Happy that they've finally (but subtly) admitted that they've been reusing the same jokes way too much.
Also, Doc's speech was inspiring, but I can't help but feel like it was kind of trying to discredit the BG Chronicles by saying that the stuff that happened afterwards was cooler and better. Doc is wrong. Very wrong.
Goodnight you beautiful basterds and basterdettes.