It was okay though it did have potential.
Trying out audio reviews now. They seem a bit easier than just talk to text, since it can’t understand my voice sometimes. I also use SoundCloud since you don’t need a paid subscription for audio.
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Reading this it seemed pretty straightforward and this book shows you all the basics of drawing comics. This copy I read though was from the library and some people just traced over some of the pictures since there are traces of penciling in some of them. This book is also a reprint of a 1984 book by Stan Lee for inspiring comic book artists as well. This could also be for the young and old alike since I found this in the adult section of my town’s public library.
This book also tells you all about what you need and how to draw some of the stuff. I might get some of these supplies in stores when I can and try them out. Since digital arts can give me eye strain if I stare at the screen too long. Also, hope to get me a copy since this book is about 8 dollars on Amazon and to also try out how I draw comics as well.
I haven’t done many reviews since I’m a bit busy with trying to do art and books like these let me do both of art and reviews. Since these books catch my eye and help me inspire myself to do some creativity. I think I didn’t do much art growing up since I had ADHD, was tired from a long day of school, and simply got intimidated by other people’s works. Now I do it as a form of art therapy to give myself something to do and calm myself down. Here’s also my art blog if you haven’t seen it already and my art isn’t the best but it helps me express myself.
Here’s some tips for all you inspiring critics out there who want to try it out. These were from some article about reviewing and I’ll give out the link at the bottom. Anyway here are the tips for great reviews.
1. Know Your Subject
2. Read Other Critics
3. Don’t Be Afraid to Have Strong Opinions
4. Avoid “I” and “In My Opinion”
5. Give Background
6. Don’t Spoil the Ending
7. Know Your Audience
Here’s the link from the aritcle I found. http://journalism.about.com/od/writing/a/reviews.htm
This movie made by Roger Corman in 1959 starts off with a guy doing poetry in an old coffee shop. The main character is a busboy named Walter, played by Dick Miller. Also there’s an undercover cop that hangs out out at the coffee shop, as a way to scope out criminals.
Walter tries to do sculptures at but doesn’t quite know what to do. Until he tries to get a cat out of his wall but ends up killing it. He decides to sculpt over the cat and tries to put it in the coffee shop. The people seem to like the sculpture even though it doesn’t seem to stink. Also the cat would be heavy even with clay on it. Everyone at the coffee shop seems to like it but the undercover cop is suspicious about it.
This woman at the coffee shop gives Walter a little tube of something and he takes it with him. A guy then follows him to his home and tells him he’s an undercover cop. Also that he’s under arrest for position of heroine since that’s what was in the tube. Walter ends up killing him since he doesn’t want to go so he kills him.
The owner of the coffee shop finds out Walter’s first sculpture was fake when it falls. He tries to call the cops but the buyer gives him a lot of money for it. Walter then shows the owner and this girl he likes his new sculpture. Which is the cop guy just sculpted over and the girl suggests a collection of his sculptures. Walter then is happy when he gets money for his sculptures and that he’s an artist, even though he murdered someone.
Walter then kills a woman at his home after a fight they had at the coffee shop then sculpts over her as well. All the coffee shop people like him and like more sculptures. So he ends up killing a random guy for another sculpture.
Walter then one night asks the girl she likes to marry him but she refuses. He then asks to sculpt her after his collection exhibit show and she find out they’re fake and people. After Walter chases the girl the people at the art show find out the sculptures are people as well. The undercover cop and some of the coffee shop people chase Walter and try to find him.
At the end he hears the voices of the people he murders and at his home he still hears them. So he ends up hanging himself as his greatest work and to stop. This movie seems pretty good for a Roger Corman movie and it’s mostly a black comedy. There’s a DVD-R version of this but it looks like it was ripped from a tape as far as I know. I watched the MP4 HD version which you can try if you really like HD.
Here’s the MPEG2 version. https://archive.org/details/ABucketOfBlood1959_931
Also the HD version too. https://archive.org/details/BucketOfBlood720p1959
I remember watching these cartoons by Max Fleischer as a little kid on some tape. Also watching them on Toonami after a movie was over and they still had some time left over. They even used the sound byte “We won’t be intimidated by criminal threats.” for some of their ad’s on Cartoon Network. Some of this I think is also used some of the ideas in these cartoons for the DC comics like in 52.
You can also look them up anywhere since they’re public domain too. Also I found this one site where the person stitched the cartoons together as one big movie. You can also burn it to a DVD-R as a Windows Media file as well. These cartoon were very imaginative and aged well into period pieces so give them a watch when you can, you’ll be glad you did. Also here’s the link for the Superman 1940’s movie cartoons so you can download it and burn it to disc. https://archive.org/details/TheAdventuresOfSuperman
I got this game on PC in a THQ farewell bundle. Something about that THQ filed for bankruptcy for some reason. I played it on Steam with a controller and it was kinda okay.
The story is about North Korea’s leader Kim Joung-il giving control to his son. He then unites the Korea’s, they take on the world, and actually succeed in doing so. Didn’t really understand the entire story. I remember Angry Joe saying in his review of this that North Korea couldn’t invade the U.S. if they wanted. Something about they couldn’t supply their armies for an extended occupation. Basically North Korea invading America is farfetched in reality.
While playing the game it was a little shocking all the war stuff. At some point you take control of a Goliath tank and it looks amazing. The freedom fights are pretty bland and you don’t really get attached to them. Even all the stuff that happens like the white phosphorus and stuff seems all for nothing.
The single player game is only 3 to 4 hours and I expected more for the game and the original Red Dawn writer. Yeah he helped make this even though it’s pretty short. Multiplayer I heard is real good but I haven’t played that part yet. Not because of trolling I just thought no one plays it but I’ll see if anyone on Steam does. Also heard they’ll make a sequel and I hope it’s better. Here’s also a a link to Angry Joe’s Homefront video review from YouTube. Just in case I wasn’t too specific or plagiarized him.
I hope I didn’t plagiarize I just watch other reviewers to try and get the point across. Also for some inspiration.
This time I’ll take on an independent classic as well as a public domain classic. Night of the Living dead is pretty good even to this day. Some of it’s exploits like how people react to crises and survival is borrowed for the Walking Dead. The movie also has an interesting take on human behavior where it’s basically every man for themselves.
There’s also some undertones about race as well with the black protagonist. It’s also amazing how it was all done in black and white even though there was a option for color.
The ending is also pretty chilling even for this day and age. The director was asked to have a love interest in the movie but he declined. Thought it was to hollywood and I like how the director George Romero did his own thing with this movie. Here’s also a link where you can download and even burn it to a dvd-r if you can. Don’t worry it’s public domain so you won’t get in trouble.