I've always found this one inspirational. Hope this hasn't already been posted in someway. I just wanted to bring up the profound.. something deep within this one and hear some other thoughts on it. Also, i've typed up the quotes that are used in the bump and put them together in sort of a 'poetic' manner. Reading it, even without the great clips they go with, still provides that moment of reflection ( at least for me ) and an opportunity to understand it in another way ( maybe? ).
Broken Promise [Dreams] ( <- links to the original Toonami bump video on youtube )
A boy has the right to dream.. There are endless possibilities stretched out before him
You have to trust in your own path
Whatever happens from now on you stand firm and face your destiny without fear but with courage
What awaits him down the path, he will then have to choose
No ones gonna give you a map, you've got to walk your own path
The children leave their homes in search of this quest
What is thy desire?
As they search they are always asking questions..
What's out there? What's waiting for me?
Why was i made? Who made me? And what did they make me for?
Are you going to go up into space with your old man or not?
Maybe i'll never get over this.. I've lived my life, followed my dreams, and i don't have any regrets -
You gonna just keep running away?
Just keep running away?..
I'm not running..
8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ... zero...
Believe in yourself and create your own destiny
Don't fear failure
Recently, I have been going back and playing some old games (mainly these games have been in the survival horror genre).
I was wondering, do any of you guys get sick of playing new games and do some retrogaming? Tell me what games you have been returning to and was it worth the time and effort.
Do any of you collect retrogames/retrogaming consoles?
What old games do you really want to play? Why?
I plan to keep retrogaming especially until some newer games go down in price. Plus, so many old games, despite their mechanical flaws and low-quality graphics, have some of the best storylines.
I really wish I had found Toonami Aftermath earlier. I've been missing all of these shows oh so much. I wish I could go back in time to where I was a kid, and all of these shows were new and the best on television. TV sucks now lol. Ah well, at least I found it, and I'm loving it.
*MOVED TO FILM AND TELEVISION LOUNGE*
Wolverine and the X-Men
Description: The 4th animated show based off the X-men line of comics from Marvel. All is well at the Xavier mansion, until one day an unknown explosion leaves the Institute in ruins and Charles Xavier, along with Jean Grey, go missing. A year passes and with no sign of either Charles Xavier or Jean, the X-men go their separate ways as Logan (aka Wolverine) doubts the X-men will ever exist again. But, when a series of events, including finding the location of Xavier start to surface, Wolverine is called on to resurrect the X-men. But uniting the X-men proves to be a difficult task for Logan to accomplish, as dark times approach for the world of mutants and humans.
Youtube: Trailer/Intro to show
Reason: We have shown the original X-men cartoon from the 90's so I think this deserves a chance as well. I thought this was a great show that had a lot of potential, but it unfortunately got cut off way to soon as it was canceled. even though it only has one season, I think we can do something with it.
Punk is a very underrated genre but what a lot of people dont know is that if punk had never happened most good post 80s music would never have happened.
punk bands i like
Justice League: Doom
Description: Batman's top-secret files on his fellow superheroes -- a safeguard against rogue elements -- have fallen into the clutches of Vandal Savage. With the Justice League's every weakness now laid bare, the entire planet hangs in the balance.
Reason: We show Justice League on here, why not show the new Justice League animated movie? The trailer proves entertaining enough. I would say more but I have yet to watch it myself.
Love Song Remix: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN1zVihw7jw
Opening Theme Song by Neil Norman & his Cosmic Orchestra: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCzZYOSh1vQ&feature=related
I can add some of the theme songs from the seasons later.
What did you think of them?
I'm wondering if there are any otaku (or semi-otaku in my case) that are also classic rock fans. If there are any, I'm wondering that if any fans of both mediums could be able to choose their favorite albums. Here are mine to get the ball rolling. (yeah, some of them are predictable)
10. Queen II (1974) Queen
9. Led Zeppelin III (1970) Led Zeppelin
8. Pet Sounds (1966) (technically pop, but nobody can deny its influence on classic rock, rock, and music in general) The Beach Boys
7. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) The Beatles
6. Physical Graffiti (1975) Led Zeppelin
5. Abbey Road (1969) The Beatles
4. The White Album (1968) The Beatles
3. A Night at the Opera (1975) Queen
2. Led Zeppelin IV (1971) Led Zeppelin
1. Revolver (1966) The Beatles
I'll post more if you guys want, but I'm just trying to start the conversation. But I'm also wondering what are your favorite albums and try to give me some ideas.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shamballa
Description: Munich, Germany, 1923. Two years have passed since Edward Elric was dragged from his own world to ours, leaving behind his country, his friends and his younger brother, Alphonse. Stripped of his alchemical powers, he has been all this time researching rocketry together with Alphonse Heiderich, a young man who resembles his own brother, hoping to one day find a way back home. His efforts so far had proven fruitless, but after lending a hand to a troubled gipsy girl, Edward is thrown in a series of events that can wreak havoc in both worlds. Meanwhile, at his own world, Alphonse Elric ventures deeper into the mysteries of alchemy in search for a way to reunite with his older brother.
Reason: I am honestly suprised to see that this hasn't been suggested yet. This film is considered the original sequel to the first FMA series. It takes place after the end of the first series. I think this film is entertaining, and since we show FMA here, this movie may be a great addition to the Sunday movie lineup.
Dubbed: Yes the English Dub is available.
Description: In essence Gao Gai Gar is in the exact same vein as TTGL or G Gundam. Outrageous mech battles, light shows, and plenty of visceral males yelling their battle cries in giant robots. So yeah, its far from profound or anything that would resemble productive thought, but still retains that Saturday morning cartoon feel that I do love so much. And just to get a ballpark of its worth, I personally enjoyed this more than the shows I compared it to. It starts out far from shining finger however. The first half resembles more of your average Gundam. A Good amount of dialogue, with a looming war and slightly more of a science fiction feel. About halfway through though that disposition eats shit, and the mayhem ensues.
Reason: ummmm its similar to G Gundam, and I consider G to be one of the quint essential toonami shows. And errr, it has a good dub.... and thats bout it : D