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razorsaw asked: If you want show recommendations, I recommend "Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters." It has a very interesting take on the Mons genre, it has a very diverse cast, a very realistic and honest take on prejudice, and is all in all a very strong story. I've just started but in general I'm very impressed already.

Hmm… I’d seen some promos from the HUB, and I do like the look the monsters. Also, I know that some of my favorite voice actors are involved.

To any rate, if you’re enjoying it, I feel safe taking that as a green light already. I’ll check it out as soon as I can.

Thank you very much!

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Littlest Pet Shop: Blythe’s Big Adventure First Impressions

A few weeks ago, I posted a link to a press release detailing the upcoming premiere of Hasbro’s new Littlest Pet Shop cartoon on the HUB. 

With the first two episodes having since aired this weekend, and my ability to gab on and on about cartoons still intact, I though I’d give a brief review/discussion…

*Now complete with HD screenshots!*

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The Evolution of Optimus: Loving a Man to Death

Okay, we’re breaking down my personal feelings on the evolution of Optimus Prime as a character.  No Primal on display here, although I’m sure I will talk about him and his awesome gorilla self someday.  As usual, I’ll just be discussing the animated incarnations, given my less than stellar knowledge of Transformers comics, or comics in general for that matter. 

From a media studies standpoint, the tale of Optimus Prime is a fascinating case in the both the feeling of and the process of nostalgia.  The story of a man who begins as a simple cartoon character with a three sentence personality, elevated in the minds of viewers to something bigger, greater, and grander than any individual could possibly be.  Eventually, this level of veneration feeds back into the marketing rhetoric of Hasbro itself, further perpetuating Optimus as a heroic icon while, within the entertainment media he inhabits, also subtly discussing the implication behind living as a symbol first and a person second.

Because a man can be destroyed and corrupted, while symbols are everlasting… or something….     

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So I’ve been sitting around trying to figure out what TFP Starscream’s primary flaw is. Not ‘flaw’ in the sense that would imply something fundamentally wrong with his character, but rather in the context of an attempt to figure out what his primary problem is – what it is that’s holding him back.  

After the break because this got away from me.

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This is a very fun and interesting read.  I too have often felt that TFP Starscream’s greatest personal flaw was that his ability to recognize that he himself is his own worst enemy.

(Source: optronixes)

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