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A Dark Knight and a Dark Night by Popculture-Patron A Dark Knight and a Dark Night :iconpopculture-patron:Popculture-Patron 2 0
My Top Ten Favorite Episode of MLP Season 7
Season seven was awesome! I'm actually able to do a top ten because of all the genuinely good episodes, compared to last year which had high highs, but horrifically low lows. Hell, I think the only remotely bad episode this season was Fluttershy Leans In. So, without further ado, let's ring in 2018 with my top ten My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Season 7 episodes. As always, these are just my opinions.
10. Celestial Advice:
Starting off the list with the season premier. How fitting.
After 7 years, Celestia finally gets a central role in an episode. Man, what will be next? Her being a main character in an episode?
... NAH
We see here the evolving relationship between Celestia and Twilight as well as between Twilight and Starlight, as Twilight struggles with the fact that her student is growing as a person and may not need a teacher...
... More on that later.
The episode highlight is definitely the flashbacks/what if scenarios. Seeing Ember & Starlight acting like dude bros is a
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Sorrowful Cosmic Part 2
As time passed, something came over Retribution, the more time he spent with Haruko, the more he forgot about how miserable his life was. He started to find joy in helping the others entertain her. He even liked just sitting with Haruko, for hours at a time, as she exposited about her interests. Haruko felt happier too. Her sunken eyes and palor complexion had started to fade. She no longer trudged, she bounced and skipped.
It was three months later. September. The Hideout was practically empty.
Wolfe was having a cigarette in one of his few breaks when the phone rang.
"Never fails." he moaned, standing up. He winced as he put weight on his robotic leg, his flesh pinching where it met the cybernetic implants. The pistons in his leg hissed steam as he limped to the phone, now on its second ring. Corona was sleeping in the corner, cuddling a large bottle of whiskey.
"Wolfe's Tavern and Tenements, what's your pleasure?" the former commander asked, picking up the phone.
"I'm becoming impat
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Tales From the Hideout: Sorrowful Cosmic Part 1
Pan Piper isn't the most intimidating villain in the Masked Wizard's rogues gallery. He isn't the most powerful. Definitely not the most intelligent. He isn't even the most weird. He is, however, the most annoying. A faun with the power to hypnotize others through use of his pan flute, Piper was also quite agile, being able to duck and dodge between attacks, as well as leap great distances. His only real offense was a small dagger, but he made good use of it... Like cutting the suspension rope of a massive banner, causing it to fall onto the wizard as he tried and failed to use his magic to restrain Pan. Spells take focus, and Pan, being raised in the much more magically inclined Fae Lands, had become very good at disrupting focus.
"What's wrong, Wiz?" asked Pan, bounding on and off the Wizard's back, in a donkey kicking manner, as the mage flailed under the banner, "Did I break your concentration?"
Calling him Wiz and a pop culture reference? Pan had been hanging out with Dark Devil.
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Popculture Pandemonium: Fear Street Retrospective
Goosebumps. Just the word conjures up images of R. L. Stine's timeless series. That slimy green G, the distinctive Tim Jacobus covers, and an iconic rogues gallery that managed to make masks, dummies, lawn ornaments, and even silly putty terrifying for children.
But, before that, Stine did a series of more... Mature horror novels for Pocket Books under the title of Fear Street. No horned Horrors or creeping Creeps to be found here, just teeny bopper murder mysteries and the occasional haunting set in the sleepy, Ohio town of Shadyside. Is Axe Murdering Cheerleader a genre?
The basic premise is that the town is cursed because umpteen hundred years ago, the wealthy, puritanical Fear family (changed from Fier when they moved to the country) burned an innocent girl and her mother at the stake for witchcraft and were cursed by the father (so... Right family, wrong members). I mean, it makes more sense than Cabot Cove, Maine just happening to have a higher murder per populace than New York,
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My Top 10 Worst Characters From Good Cartoons
And now for the spookiest Halloween scare of them all... DIFFERING OPINIONS!
For a show to be well written and... Well... good, it means the writers have to be, at the very least, semi-talented. This means that various things they do with the show must follow suit, correct? Well, it happens, not very often, that good shows, nay, even great shows, can have characters that make you want to rip your ears off just to shut them up. These are the cartoon character who pissed me off to no end just by existing. Just to lay out some rules: they must be a recurring character. Easy as it would be to yell at Bendy or whoever, I would prefer the anger be a slow build. Also, the show must be good. Much as I loathe Brian Griffin, he is par for the course with Family Guy's writing: condescending and loathesome. Nay, these must be long lasting and vile blotches on quality programs. And, as always, one per franchise.
Obviously, these are only my opinions and I have not seen EVERY SINGLE SHOW under the s
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Storm King Friendship Gif by Popculture-Patron Storm King Friendship Gif :iconpopculture-patron:Popculture-Patron 13 1
Lore Concept: Undead Beastiary
*The following Journal was recovered from the ruins of the kingdom of Alfheimr*
*Translated by: Arthur Banks, Curator of the Jameson World History Museum*
*PLEASE NOTE: elvish doesn't translate well to english, and for the purposes here, has been westernized and anglicized a tad.*
From the Desk of the Royal Archmage, if found, please turn into the local authorities or face execution.
Elven kind has come to understand every fundamental element of life except one: our own mortality. For as long lived as we are, even the heartiest of us will die. It's our running gag, really, other cultures see us as these ascended beings, when really, we're just as gripped with existential fear as any other sentient soul.
I've decided to look into the so called undead that we seem perplexed with for their life beyond the mortal coil and record it in this journal. We know there is life after death, but how can we use that to extend our own lives?
Subject 1: Ghosts
Ghosts are a bizarre occurrence. People w
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Overwatch Character Concept: The Necromancer
Name: Minos
Alias: Necromancer
Race: Omnic
Affiliation: Talon
Class: Support
Voice Actor: Michael McConnohie
Design: Minotaur like Omnic design, with bull horns on a large humanoid head with two red triangular optic scanners for eyes, satyr-like legs, and wearing a cape scarf combo. Wields a crescent shaped scythe mounted on a modified caduceus staff.
Main Color Scheme: Black and Gold with Talon Logo
Place of Origin: Greece
Main Weapon: Scythe staff, swings around like Rein's hammer. Faster, but does far less damage.
Alternative Fire: Poison Gas Bomb, enemies in area of effect lose health over time for thirty seconds
Melee Attack: whack with staff part of scythe
Main Ability: Undeath- Single Resurrect, must charge, long cool down time, target gets damage buff from resurrection, but only comes back at half health, can stack, but only if subject doesn't respawn or get rezzed by Mercy. Drains own health in process.
Passive: Vampiracy- Siphons health from allies to heal self
Ultimate: Powe
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Top Ten Bizarre Transformations in Cartoons Part 3
Previously, on Popculture-Patron:
“Don’t you hate those ‘previously on’ jokes that have a bunch of misinformation and take forever but keep the last thing as factual?”
“I’d never do something so stupid.”
“A countdown made in MS Paint is my most popular piece, this is why Donald Trump is president”
This is what we do, people. We adapt. We evolve. I always said I wanted to do a third one, even if I piss and moan about the first one being more popular than my genuine literature. These are still fun lists to do.
Transformations, or TF’s, as I’ve learned the fetish community has classified them (y’all are sick puppies) have been a part of animation for decades, from the most minor changes, like Sailor Moon and Cinderella, to childhood scaring nightmare fuel like Lampwick from Pinocchio… for the record, I don’t cover films on these countdowns because they are practically a genre of holy shit unto themse
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Hideout Book Concepts: Factions
In spite of its massive hero population, the city has its share of criminal groups. While the supervillains tend to work as individuals, some prefer the safety and authority of being part of a larger whole. Here is a quick breakdown of the multiple back alley hustlers and shadow agencies about the city.
The Raiderz
The gang that Geiger and Rage once belonged to came under new management in the form of Crank, a dwarf, built like a brick house, and a genius in the field of engineering. Easily recognized by his inordinately tall, neon green Mohawk and handlebar mustache and the pipewrench the size of a sledgehammer he wields, he dethroned Geiger as the Raider King and rebranded the niche apocalypse themed gang into a more traditional motorcycle gang, albeit with way more power under their hoods. He also opened up admission and brought in more of his kind of muscle: orcs, demons, yokai, and his personal body guard, Robo-zombie, or as some of the goons jokingly call him, Crankenstein's Mons
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Tales From the Hideout: Witch Hunter's Moon
February in Oregon. It doesn't snow as much as the East or Midwest, but it gets bitter and rainy. It was midnight, with a light drizzle cascading down upon the city.
Two women walked along empty streets. One stumbled along, giggling infrequently, while the other calmly measured every step she took, using park benches and street lamps to steady herself.
"Get the long island iced tea, you said" said the second woman, bitterly, "Live it up, you said."
"Oh, come on, sweetie! It was only three or seven cocktails! You gotta loosen up." answered the first woman, swinging around a no parking sign, singing Shut Up and Dance off key.
They finally reached their apartment building, a lavish and extravagant place that cost more to rent than most houses.
The door man stopped them.
"Ms. Hekate." he said, "I believe one of your... Gentlemen callers is here."
"Mother, who did you invite this time?" asked the more austere of the two ladies, shaking her head.
"I don't remember giving anyone my number...
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Hideout Book Concepts: Meet the Main Characters
Rainn Geiger-
Rainn Sydney Geiger, know mostly as Geiger, is a meta human criminal from the late 90s. His parents burned out hippies, Rainn escaped to the streets where he was "adopted" by the Raiderz, a Motorcycle Gang who modeled themselves after the Mad Max gangs. Geiger was captured by the shadow organization, chimera, and experimented on, to see if they could create an indestructible soldier. Upon perfecting the serum in Geiger, however, their airship crashed, and the now unbreakable Geiger was the only survivor. Going back to the Raiderz, he became their leader, and they started doing big time jobs for large criminal organizations. However, Geiger was eventually usurped as leader, and thrown into the gutter. Geiger tried to stick it out on his own as a super villain, but failed miserably, one job after another. Broken in every way but physically, Geiger crawled into the trunk of an abandoned car, and just laid there... For twenty years as if in a coma... Until a battle between se
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Hideout Book Concepts: Setting Locations
The City
Situated on the coast in the Pacific Northwest, the City is the home of most of the characters in the story. I haven't decided on a name yet... I kinda want to leave it nameless, like the Tick did. It's made of various sections designed to emulate comic cities and other urban environments from fiction.
The Hideout Tavern: The Meet up locale for the main characters, as well inspiration for the name. The Hideout is a bar in the basement of a classic red brick apartment building. The owners are Colonel Corona and Commander Wolfe, are former higher ups in the Cobra-esque organization, Chimera Technologies, a shadow government who wanted to take over the world. They left C-Tech, as it was called, as the organization crumbled, also after embezzling billions from C-Tech's President, Johann Schroeder's private accounts. They then used this money to fund their building, part boarding house for supervillains, part information broker. Wolfe clearly runs most of the show, being a
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Pony Talks: Best/Worst of Season Six
Hey, remember when I used to review this show? I member...
2016 has come and gone, as has its season of ponies.
This year has brought us many surprises, good and bad, but I'll be restricting my gaze to the show. These are my five best and five worst of season six. Which ones amazed? Which ones fell flat? Stay tuned.
Fifth Worst: Carts Before the Ponies-
I shouldn't have to say how disappointed I am they didn't just switch partners, since we could see more interesting interactions, like excitable Scootaloo with dramatic Rarity.
But, really, the episode fails just because you expect more from these characters. AJ, Dash, and Stay Puft were made to serve the needs of the plot in a bland episode that does disservice to their characters.
While not nearly as bad as the upcoming, it is sad the only redeeming quality is Cheerilee's cheerleader outfit... No, not for that reason! Get your mind out of the gutter. I just find the implications hilarious, like Principal Celestia's scout uniform. I al
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Turning things over in my head.
I've been wrestling in my mind with what subject to talk about in a journal. Given a multitude of aspects pertaining to the nature of my life I must always choose my words carefully whilst simultaneously conveying a sense of meaning in whatever it is I'm writing about. I spent a great deal of last year in silence and am overall trying to avoid that this year, without making largely pointless entries.
For awhile now I've felt the need to...share more, really. At least in ways I regard as safe and sensible. Everything in life has felt so vivid lately. Vibrant.
If anything I think it's beneficial for me to write at least some of these events, sensations, and thoughts down. Documentation. Remembrance.
I try to make a majority of the journals I post meaningful, at least in someway. Even if it is in a way other's don't notice. I feel as though there is enough wasting of words and communication in life, therefore I try to do the opposite and punctuate my words with meaning; even if I am one o
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it's my birthday
Wait a minute.
Wait a good fucking minute.
I'm an adult now.
I. am. a. fucking. ADULT.
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Journal Entry: Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:38 PM
So, I've alluded to various times that Doug and his superiors at CA may not be on the up and up, and every time, people ask for me to cite my sources, which is hard, when the information is piecemeal.

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