Avoiding the crowds, my eternal love and I went to see The Hunger Games the other night. After seeing the movie, I wanted to do a review unlike most other reviews out there. The movie definitely struck a deep chord and I wanted to expand on it but I wanted to do it in a way with a bit more meaning then just a movie review. Some minor spoilers ahead.
Here we go, we’re now on our third installment of the Nine Tailed Bijuu’s. And our third Bijuu is a shark shaped Bijuu with a sharp horn on its forehead. It lives in the deep waters on the West of Japan, fighting pirates. Every few months, Isonade will swim to the surface of the sea from the deep waters, to breath some fresh air. However, when he does this, storms erupt, oceans rage, and all ships will be swallowed by him as food. Isonade has a subordinate fish called Samehada.
Checkout the awesome work of Zach Howard! I met Zach at NYC Comic Con a couple of years ago where he was kind enough to share his wisdom with me. To see more of his epic renderings of Heroes , Monsters, & Villains pop over to his Deviant Art Page Spacefriend-KRUNK.
In 2001 the world was descended upon by a convergence of pop culture. What transpired next was a melding of ideas between friends that would combine a love of horror, music, and comics….especially zombies!!!! What was birthed was the Gorillaz a multi-media juggernaut that fused punk rock sensibility with stylized art to create a fictional universe in which the band members live.
We have all had those moments. We are stuck somewhere we don't want to be. You need to kill time between breathing and sleeping. Or just need to get your Godzilla fix on.
Thanks to Crackle, you can shoot up your Godzilla need anywhere you have an internet connection. Dark alleys and seedy hotel rooms wont feel as lonely if you can see Big G stomp out some monsters and cause general mayhem. And yes, its free.
Step this way and I will show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.
This past Sunday the season finale of Walking Dead drew to a close. The episode finished up story lines and ended with a hell of a lot of zombie action. The cliff hanger at the end made me drool for more Walking Dead so I can safely say I will be watching when season three comes out. The next day, I was talking to my wife and we went on and on about how cool everything finally played out. Then my child like joy went into a dark and frustrating place. Zombie spoilers!
In the legend of the Two Tailed Nekomata, the Nekomata is a Bijuu in the form of a cat, and possesses the power of death. This Bijuu lives in a placed called “The Forest of Death” in Hokkaido, to the north. His appearance is a black cat with black feathery wings. His master is the God of Death himself. The Nekomata feeds on dead people’s spirits, and can summon these to fight for him, he uses a third eye at the top of its head to consume the spirits.
Japanese folklore says that Nekomata looks like a domestic cat, but they have two tails instead of just one. They are also able to walk upright on two legs like humans, but only when unobserved. Nekomata are furthermore said to morph into demons when angry.
Have you ever met someone that you knew you liked right from thestart without even really knowing why? That's just how I felt about The Hunger Games' leadingcharacter, Katniss Everdeen. As I started reading The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins I was introduced toa simple girl living in a not-so-simple world.
Now to the spin serpent community if you don’t know by now I’m a huge fighting game
fan. Since I was a kid all I ever loved to do was crush and embarrass my opponent.
Since I first picked up Street Fighter there was always one guy I put all my money on.
The red Russian cyclone Zangief. Now let’s just take a minute to admire that nickname
It's another Thursday. And I'm here to bring more myth's to your front door, or PC Screen which ever you prefer. Last week's article was just a crash course on all the Nine Tailed Demon Gods of China and Japan, an introductory. And now we'll kick off our journey with our First demon god. The Legend of the One Tailed Shukaku.
In the history of Godzilla, he has one enemy which stands out above the rest. A monster that appeared and battled Godzilla over and over again. A creature that has been controlled by aliens, people from the future or his own mysterious intentions. I am of course talking about King Ghidorah.
Although it didn't do to well at the theaters, the new Tin Tin CG movie was awesome! It was everything that Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull Should have been. It's coming to Blu-Ray and DVD so if you haven't, check it out! But before you do, first checkout this trailer!
If one were to say; “It’s no secret that Carl Blackman likes comics!” it would be both truthful and a bit of an understatement. Although like any human being I am both diverse and varied in the scope of my likes and dislikes, it is comics that combine a multitude of the things I enjoy into a neat package. Comic books, graphic novels, or cartoon funnies. Even though the names may differ they all combine written word, pictures, and visual storytelling elements to convey a story that can be as light hearted as any fairytale or complex as an Oscar winning drama. So while comics aren’t everyone’s fair, they are my passion.
If you haven’t noticed by now, I like mythological creature’s and one of my oddities is to tell their stories to others in hopes that they find them as interesting as I do. The last time I brought to light the legends of Loki’s three children. Fenrir, Jormungandr and Hel. Now I bring to light nine different god’s from Chinese/ Japanese mythology widely known as the nine Bijuu’s. Made modernly popular by the hit manga Naruto.
But these stories have nothing to do with the account’s of the story line of Naruto. Even though the writer did use the nine bijuu’s in his story. He does change their name’s to fit certain characteristic’s of his story. But before I begin each tail of the nine bijou’s, I would like to start off with a small history, and from there each week will have it’s own nine tailed god. Just to keep you in suspense. And now we begin a tour through their history.
Street fighter and Tekken two of the most recognizable names in the gaming industry.
They are also each others rivals. When the cross over game StreetfighterXTekken was
announced I was ecstatic. I’m a huge fan of both games and grew up on
them. Alas when it came to picking a side I choose Street Fighter. Here come the Tekken
It would seem as of late that giant monster movies are no longer in vogue. What seems to dominate the small and big screens are vampires, werewolves, zombies and dark fairy tales. But movies about giant monsters have been in the background, almost in a nostalgic state. There have been a slew of SyFy movies with giant monsters similar to Mega Python vs. Gatoroid, but nothing done by a major studio. The last one I can think of was Cloverfield.
But all is not lost for I bring good news. Here is a quick list of giant monster movies in the foreseeable future.
In my first two articles I spoke of Fenrir the Great Wolf and Jörmungandr the World Serpent. And now I will bring to light the third child of Loki and Angrboða (the giantess). In Norse mythology, Hel is a being who presides over a realm of the same name, where she, like other deities received the souls of the dead. Hel is described as having been appointed by Odin as ruler of her realm, Hel was born in Jotunheim, in the land of the giants. She is located in Niflheim. In the same source, her appearance is described as half-black and half-flesh colored and as further having a gloomy, down-cast appearance. There have been accounts where she has mentioned as being gorgeous from the shoulder up and a rotting corpse from the shoulders down. Which would coincide with the half black (rotting flesh) and half flesh colored (the gorgeous part or so to be believed).
New Prometheus Viral video is quite simply brilliant! You can find it on Youtube but you should checkout the even more fun Weyland corporate site! This will lead you to the actual TED conference site which also has the video. I can't wait to see this movie!