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Adventure Time Review: Season 6 Episode 15 (Nemesis)

Protective parents be trippin’ yo.

The Plot

A passionate man, who goes by the name “Peacemaster”, is rife with angst towards the Candy Kingdom. This fury is driven by the belief that there is dark magic and secrets afoot. He knows that PB spies on her citizens, and he knows that someone in her castle is an evil-doer. Will he succeed in unveiling the true face of the kingdom of candy? Or will Peppermint Butler take it upon himself to silence the issue?

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Spoilers from here onwards…

Okay, so I’m quite torn about who to side with here:

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• There’s Bubblegum and her candy citizens who follow her to no end. PB will do anything for the greater good, whether that be leaving someone to die so that others will survive, or kidnapping someone and running dangerous experiments on said someone to receive information that could prevent possible catastrophes in the future. People often say that Bubblegum is kind of “morally grey”; she does seemingly evil things for good, kind of. But no matter what, you rarely ever hear anyone call her out on it. Finn and Jake have shown concern before, but I assure you that Finn (I don’t know about Jake) would never turn his back on PB unless things got really donked up. And yes, she has a wacked out, kinda evil sociopath as a butler. Cute as he may be, he could be extremely dangerous were he to attack the Candy Kingdom.

And then…

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• There’s Peacemaster, a guy who wants, well, peace; a world rid of evil, dark arts, and anything that could possibly influence his three kids in a bad way. Yup, he’s a family guy. Too bad these kids could care less about their father’s concern, and would honestly love to take part in some good ol’ dark arts. It’s kinda sad, really. I mean, sure, you could say that Peacemaster is kind of being a buttwad by shielding his kids so much, but to me it just means he cares. In fact, Pep But turning his kids into monsters really pissed me off.

So who do I side with?

Well, in this case, I’m gonna go with Peacemaster. It is true that PB oversteps boundaries on a far too regular basis, and honestly, I just can’t help but feel sorry for the guy.

So what did I think of the episode? I think it’s great! I was kinda becoming displeased with the lack of solid Adventure Time episodes as of late, and it felt good to see one that I actually wanted to talk about.

So what did you think of the episode? Did you shake a righteous fist of anger? Or perhaps sat back and enjoyed the episode with a bit of camomile tea? Let me know!

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Adventure Time Review: Season 6 Episode 14 (Princess Day)

There are quite a few princesses in the land of Ooo, so wouldn’t it make sense that there is a special day where all the princesses get together and discuss princess-y things?

The Plot

Princess Day is being held in Breakfast Kingdom this year, so fittingly, Breakfast Princess is leading the charge. However, Lumpy Space Princess could do with out all that lame political princess stuff. Marceline the Vampire Queen feels the same way, and decides to team with LSP to cause ultimate mayhem upon the kingdom of butter, bacon, sausage, and juice.

Is This A Good Place To Start?

The more I think about it, the more I realize that this show never really had a beginning. There’s rarely ever a moment of introduction for any of the characters, and you kinda just go with the flow while you catch little tidbits of information about each character. Because of this, I think I’m gonna stop saying that an episode is inaccessible because it doesn’t introduce the many different faces that appear in each episode. So yes, this episode provides many different characters, but this shouldn’t stop you from checking out the episode. If there is one thing I could say to newcomers, it’s that this episode doesn’t really showcase the best of Adventure Time, nor does it feature these characters at their most intriguing. Nonetheless, the episode has laughs, a smart theme, and a big reference to a certain movie that I’ve never seen, but people who have will most likely get a kick out of it.

My True Verdict (With Spoilers)

There are two kinds of people in this world: People who love LSP, and people who hate LSP. I for one rather enjoy the character, however, there’s no denying that she might pop up a little too often. On the other hand, there isn’t a single Adventure Time fan I know of that doesn’t like Marceline. So what happens when you pair the two together?

Both being rebellious women, they enact malicious acts of vandalism and goofy antics, like sucking the syrup out of a guard and running over Breakfast Princess with a breakfast automobile. But none of this makes them bad people, right? At least that’s how Marcy sees it. However, they both agree that stealing that CD was crossing the line.

When I first saw the title of the episode, Princess Day, I had all these cool theories about what might happen, and the fact that it was just another LSP episode, just with Marcy thrown in, was kind of disappointing. The episode is still really fun and cheeky (like really, the animators of this episode really liked drawing big cheeks on the characters). I kinda wanted a little bit more from it though.

What did you think of the episode? Did you HATE IT exclamation point exclamation point? Or perhaps you really liked it? Let me know!

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100 Followers and Many More To Come!

Well would you look at that! The Critic’s Canvas has hit 100 followers! If I had a dollar for every follower this blog has, I’d have a hundred dollars! What a thought!

Ok, I understand that 100 followers isn’t really that big of a deal, but it is quite the milestone. I mean, to believe that in just about half a year I have gathered a whole one hundred followers, and that just about all of those people do not now me personally, is quite mind boggling! I’m really proud of where this blog has gone, and it makes me appreciate my sticking with it for this long. Thank you to all who enjoy my content. I dearly appreciate it.

And to all who have noticed a slower rate of posts lately, it’s because Mass Effect has temporarily taken over my life. Here’s to hoping I finish it soon and maybe even write a review on the trilogy!

Could it be possible that you’re reading this and you’re not following The Critic’s Canvas? If so, then I implore you to look over that Follow button, and perhaps, click it! I write reviews of new Adventure Time, Legend of Korra, and Gravity Falls episodes, and every now and then I write my opinions on certain subjects. It’s a good time.

Legend of Korra Review: Book 3 Episode 4-5 (In Harm’s Way; The Metal Clan)

So it has been announced that Nick will be airing 60 minutes worth of Korra every Friday from now on! That’s really awesome, however, it makes my job a bit more complicated. I now have to review two episodes in one blog post, which can get pretty messy. However, through the power of organization, I will overcome this, one episode at a time.

In Harm’s Way

The Plot

Mako and Bolin return to Korra to tell her about the Earth Queen’s dirty deeds; how she’s been snatching up all the new airbenders to build the ultimate line of defense. Korra finds this unjust, and decides to locate these airbenders and free them with help from the whole gang.

My Final Verdict (With Spoilers)

I haven’t mentioned this yet, but the fight scenes in this season have looked amazing so far. The animation is just too great, and it makes the whole thing look really awesome. Speaking of which, there have been loads of fights so far, and we’ve only seen 5 episodes! There’s been at least one in each episode.

The story here is cool too. The Dai Lee are awesome villains (however, I don’t feel they are quite as intimidating as they were in The Last Airbender) and Kai is much more like able than he was when we first met him.

It was really cool hearing Mako state what all TLA fans were thinking: “What about Lake Logai?” However, I kinda hoped it wouldn’t be Logai, because honestly, it just seemed a bit too obvious. So it was pleasantly surprising to learn that the Dai Lee’s old headquarters are now deserted, and the airbenders weren’t taken there.

I must say that my favorite part of the episode is when the airbenders accept Tenzin’s offer to stay at the Air Temple. His tears of joy and the way the TLA theme kicks in had me feeling emotional immediately. I’m so happy with how this season is playing out. It’s topping the previous seasons by far.

Overall, it was a really fun and action-packed episode. I liked how Kai was portrayed and how he helped the weaker airbender (the first noble thing he’s ever done in his life!).

Anyhoo, on to the next episode! Possibly my favorite so far!

The Metal Clan

The Plot

Team Avatar travels to a city made entirely of metal by the name of Zaofu, in order to locate another new airbender. Lin Beifong, however, isn’t too happy about it.

My Final Verdict (With Spoilers)

I absolutely love this new city! I absolutely love this episode! And holy hell, I need to know what happened to Lin to make her the way she is now! I need answers. Thanks to Nick deciding to air 2 episodes every Friday instead of just one, I can hopefully get those answers even quicker now.

Quick side note:
Opal is one of the most attractive pieces of animated work I’ve ever seen. Moving on

After meeting up with Lin’s half-sister, Korra is introduced to the new airbender (and also Lin’s niece), Opal! Okay, so yeah, Toph apparently got around in regards to her sex life as an adult, and ended up with two daughters, each from different men. My question is, who were her partners? Were they characters we knew in TLA? And also, it never clarified whether she even married these people. Her not wanting to get married is such a part of her character that I could see; not wanting to be tied down and all.

The whole thing with Lin is very tragic, and adds a whole new layer to her character. I’m really interested in learning what has Lin tangled up in emotional knots. I’m also hoping for a Toph appearance later in the season. That would just blow my socks off.

By the way, that guy’s banana sculpture touched me in a way only art can. Bravo, my dear boy.

Overall, I really enjoyed this episode. Zaofu is an extremely awesome city, and it’s really cool to learn more about the Beifong family.

So what did you think of these episodes? Did it leave you feeling as bubbly as Opal? Or perhaps as broken as Lin? Let me know!

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Adventure Time is All The Time

I don’t usually watch television, but when I do, I watch Game of Thrones, Wilfred, or Adventure Time. Mostly Adventure Time. The show began airing in 2010, and I was in 7th grade at the time. I remember being intrigued by the art style and humor and it eventually became my obsession.

The show features a young boy and his magic dog stepbrother as they go on outlandish adventures, whether it be saving princesses or solving a mystery. I try to give a summary, but you really can’t with this show. The writers and screen boarders obviously reject the idea of following any form of a formulaic presentation. The show is popular for it’s unpredictability, it’s cute and charming, yet disturbing, characters, and an impressive flow of continuity that you rarely ever see in cartoons of any form. You know that side-character that we introduced back in Season 2? We’re giving him his own episode. You know how Finn threw his sword in the forest that one time? Yeah, he threw it, it’s not coming back, and he needs a new one. And the fact that the continuity takes a subtle approach makes it all the more intuitive. You could watch most episodes out of order and still know what’s going on, for the most part. I just love this show! I really can’t get enough! And here’s another thing; the show has only gotten better as it keeps airing. Why? Because the show is actually tied together by a dark and dreary, post-apocalyptic backstory. The more episodes you watch, the more sense the story makes. The more interesting watching the show becomes. I find myself anticipating new episodes, not only to see more of the characters I love, but to hopefully get another piece of the story. It’s the most involved I’ve ever felt watching a tv show, especially a cartoon!

So, what do you think of Adventure Time? Do you hate it? Do you love it? Or do you just not get it? Let me know!

Also, is there anything I should improve on the blog? Does my writing need some work? I could use the advice!

And, would you guys want me to write thoughts and opinions over new Adventure Time episodes? I think that’d be really fun!

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A World of Social Experiences

Hey guys! The Critic’s Canvas is officially three days old! How great is that?! Anyway, to celebrate our 3 day birthday, I’ve created a Facebook page for ya’ll to Like! Now, you might be thinking

Hey ChronoPhoenix?! Why the lumping stuff should I Like your stupid Facebook page?

and my response to that is as follows:

My facebook page will update you when I post new things here, and maybe I’ll figure something else out that would fit well over there.

Also, aside from just Facebook, I have a personal Twitter account. Do you crave a more personal experience with the one and only? Well, Twitter is the most personal you’ll get. Go follow @chronophoenix on Twitter!