OK, so a few people have called me the "Complete Monster" expert for quite some time. While I appreciate that title, I am by no means an expert on the trope/ not the end all be all. I have acquired most of my knowledge of the trope from working on the Subpages Cleanup forum for Complete Monster, as well as from LucidPigeons. He especially came in handy with my understanding of the trope. Now, before we get into this, I will say that while there are some arguments here and there about what qualifies a villain as a complete monster, here's two things I have to say: yes, the trope is subjective, but not because the criteria is skewered. It is a legitimate trope with objective criteria. What makes the trope subjective is simply some hold one th…Read more >
Wow. Out of the episodes I have seen for this season, XCVII is without a doubt my favorite. It starts off immediately after the events of the last episode in which Ashi tries to find Jack, whom she fears might be in danger. Along the way, she meets several of the people Jack had saved throughout the years, which further makes her realize that she was wrong about Jack in the beginning.
There's just several things I loved about this episode. For starters, I loved the interactions that she had with each of the people that Jack helped. Starting from the previous episode, even after fifty years, people still remembered Jack. Even when Jack believed that he failed his mission, people still hold him as a hero, even to the point that they're willin…Read more >
So, I have seen the trailer for the upcoming 2017 remake of Stephen King's It, and I have overall mixed feelings about it. For one, I don't personally like Pennywise's new design. Now, I understand that they amped it up because they wanted to enhance his scare factor. However, by doing this, I feel that they are missing the point. While many kids fear clowns, one can make the argument that 1990's Pennywise was specifically designed to appear friendly so that it could lure victims. By having Pennywise look nightmarish right from the get go, it really makes me question Georgie's poor judgment. I mean, if any kid saw a clown like that in the sewer drain, they would be scared off. Pennywise's new design just screams "edgy."
Additionally, the tra…Read more >
[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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