[I wake up in Lola and Lana's room, tied to a chair with duct tape wrapped around my mouth]
Me: Mmmmf?!!! Mmmmfff!!!
[I try to wrestle my way out of my restrains, only to hear the door slowly creak open. It turns out to be none other than Lola Loud herself]
Lola: Oh, good; you're awake now. Cookie?
[She has a plate of cookies in her hands. I look at her with an annoyed - yet horrified - expression.]
Me: Mmmmmfffff!! BLFFF!!!
[Lola places the cookies on her bed, and walks over to me. Without any warning, she yanks the adhesive duct tape from my mouth. All I could feel was the stinging sensation as pain surged through my sensitive lips.]
Me: What do you want from me, you psychotic little brat?!!
[Lola gives me a devilish grin, thoroughly enjoying the pr…
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Now, I've heard it said that, according to Rebecca Sugar, creator of Steven Universe, that there are no "true" villains in the series. To me, Steven Universe is one of those shows that leans more towards the optimistic side of the spectrum wherein several antagonists have or could potentially possess mitigating factors that keep them from being pure evil. For instance, Jasper seemed to be your generic baddie at first glance, but then we're shown how she was basically built to fight and serve her Diamonds without question. And when she's corrupted, she actually comes off as sympathetic. Or then you have Peridot who had a redemption arc devoted to her. So, putting that into consideration, the most likely question now is whether or not one of o…Read more >
A complete monster is a villain that is void of any redeeming factors. They are the most heinous characters in their work, basically speaking. While the trope is subjective (mostly because many people have their own opinion on who qualifies), there is objective criteria for the trope that makes it a legitimate one. I'm a member of the cleanup forum devoted to the trope, and as such, there were several that I have managed to get upvoted. While 2015 and early 2014 were pretty good years for me, 2016 was a pretty good year for me. With that being said, here are my favorite candidates of 2016.
1. Count Waltz (Eternal Sonata): Waltz is the main villain of Eternal Sonata, a role-playing games revolving around a dying dream that composer - Frederic C…Read more >
Lights Out is a 2016 horror film that was based on the 2013 short film of the same name. The film in question revolves around Rebecca, a young woman who had had a falling out with her mother. What's eerie about her mother is that there seems to be some dark force plaguing her. It manifests as a monster that is only visible in the absence of light. Upon further investigation, Becca discovers that the monster in question used to be a young girl, named Diana, and that she attended the same mental institution that her mother was attending for her depression. However, Diana is killed when an experiment goes awry, thus causing her to become a vengeful ghost.
What you may not know is I love horror films; horror films provide you with a boost of adr…Read more >
Don't Breathe is a 2016 horror film about three delinquents breaking into an elderly man's house when they learn that he had received a $300,000 settlement after his daughter was accidentally killed in a car accident. They realize that the elderly man (who's apparently named Norman Nordstrom, according to the director) is completely blind, so it seems he's an easy target. As they'll soon find out, they'll learn not to mess with the grandpa.
Much like Lights Out, this was another horror film that I absolutely wanted to see. The trailers alone made me invested in seeing it. After I had seen it, I thought it was pretty good, but I did have a few problems with the film.
One of the problems that I had with the film was, in fact, the characters. It'…Read more >