1 John 3:18

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. (NIV)

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Friday Funny 134: One Nation under God

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back to another Friday episode! This is yours truly, Matthew Castillo. I am here once again to give you some daily funny posts and I would like to share some usual news. This Saturday is Veterans Day, a day where we remember and celebrate a day for fellow soldiers who fought for America. We come together to say thank you for your service and thank you for protecting our home and family. You guys are the best soldiers and I am fortunate to live in a country who support freedom and liberty. In other news, I haven’t seen Pokemon the Movie: I Choose You but I did see Thor: Ragnarok and I loved it. My family and I saw it on Sunday on the 5th and it was a funny and exciting movie. Thor was awesome and Loki is still my favorite sassy villain and I can’t forget one of my favorite Avengers, the Hulk. Speaking of Pokemon, you still have a chance to see the movie if you missed it, on November 11th and 14th, you can still try again and see it in theaters! In video game news, Square Enix recently announced that in Final Fantasy XV, they will be finally releasing the online expansion pack Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer Expansion: Comrades. It was originally going to be released for Nov 7th but now it will be on 15th because SE wanted to fix and patch up bugs. In this expansion pack, players will be able to create their own characters and fight along with FFXV characters and fend off against Daemons.

In a personal FFXV note, I finally competed the quest A Menace Beneath Lucis! To those who don’t know, it’s sidequest where you and your party must go travel back into the tombs and unlock the secret doors and fight off powerful monsters. According to sites, they are tough and recommend players to be above level 90 and some of these doors are LONG! One of the dungeons, Costlemark, is the hardest because you are forbidden to using any items. Surprisingly, I beat this one and I only died once; I was expecting to die multiple times. If you plan to do this, make sure you are above level 90, found the legendary weapons and don’t make any plans. Here’s a funny “Honest Trailer” of this quest:

Last but not certainly least, I recently signed up for Ko-fi! In this application, you enjoy my blog and feel compelled to do more than just like and share, feel free to buy me a “cup of coffee”. The tip is small so don’t worry about tipping me a lot unless you are REALLY love me. The link below will take you to my new page.

http://ko-fi.com/H2H45DBY

With this said, let’s begin!

https://imgur.com/a/aLKcZ

To end this post I decided to share some random tweets. I recently found out I got this 280 character limit, I decided to play with it and do random stuff.

If you want something funny, check out this collection tweets from the Sonic the Hedgehog account. As a way to promote and celebrate the game Sonic Forces, Sonic with Shadow and Dr. Eggman has hosted a live takeover and answered questions from fans. The answers are funny and entertaining. Check it out!

That’s all folks!

Escape to the Great World of Anime!

You might be wondering the title and the purpose of this post, there’s a funny story behind this. I am good friends with my anime and colleague friend Allie from Visionaries and we whenever we text each other, we have a really long conversation on anything. Whether it is anime, cartoons and just life, we can go on for hours; however, one day, we had an interesting topic in which also inspired me to write this post. As usual we were talking about anime and how much it would be cool to leave reality and jump into our favorite anime. He texted me this comment but she called it a “rant”:

Go on some sort of adventure become our own heroes. Live in a world where we can be us and that’s good enough. Where words only positivity and people look on the bright side instead of dwelling on the negative. To face their problems instead of keeping them bottles up until they explode :). Oh the naive mind is back to reality now.

This got me thinking, if it’s possible to leave reality for a day and enter any world in the anime I seen is, I would do it. Some people might agree with me in this comment especially if you like anime. Most of us had this deep wish where we can have the ability to go our favorite anime. After hearing her say this, I added my own comment to hers and I told her why I want do it if I could jump into anime:

I would love to visit that world. Take me to Sword Art Online and let me go on quests or Yu-Gi-Oh! and let me duel with my monsters. Take me to a world where my average “me” can be greater. 😀

This may sound silly the way I said it but wouldn’t it be awesome? Imagine leaving your average or boring life for a day, months or whatever time you desire and escape to somewhere where you are the hero or at least feel important. Basically, what I am saying is this: if there was a way to enter a world where you leave your dull life and enter a new world where you can live your favorite anime world or worlds, would you do it?

Personally, I would. In my daily life, I usually live just an average routine where I watch anime or just do my daily chores. Whenever I see anime characters in action or doing something exciting, I get envious. Like a kid who wants to be their favorite superhero, I like to dream and wanting to be something great like my favorite characters. If I can jump into worlds of anime, I would be hero in Dragon Ball Z, travel  and enjoy solitude in Sword Art Online, or even obtain some powerful beings in Yu-Gi-Oh!.

The anime world is more bizarre than JoJo’s Bizarre Aventure but that’s okay, it just means the norm is the oddities itself like the anime Durarara!! Can it be dangerous? Yes! Will you survive? Of course if you have the right skills and ideal anime.

If somehow or someone came to you and asked if you could jump into any anime world you desire, where would you go?

If there was a rabbit hole like Alice in Wonderland where anime logic exist and all reality doesn’t, would you dig deeper?

Or better yet, if there was a door and it says “door way to anime”, would you open that door and not look back?

What would you do and where do you want to go?

OWLS Blog Tour: Death Note – Man’s Dream of a Perfect World

“What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up

Like a raisin in the sun?

Or fester like a sore–

And then run?

Does it stink like rotten meat?

Or crust and sugar over–

like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags

like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?”

  • Langston Hughes

Due to recent events that happened in September, this month’s OWLS topic will be on “Dreamers.” Every individual has a goal or ambition that they devote their whole life to with passion and courage—whether it’s landing your dream job, traveling, or finding the love of your life. However, there are those who spent their whole life working towards a dream but it was cut short due to an unexpected occurrence. Those people are left only to dream and wonder about the possibility.

 

This month’s topic will be dedicated to these characters in pop culture entertainment. We are not going to focus on the individuals that achieved their aspirations but instead, we will focus on characters that weren’t able to. We will explore what happens to characters who had their wings forcefully cut off as well as those who gave up before they even started their journey. We will also discuss what it means for “a dream to be deferred.”

(Main topic: Death Note. It will contain spoilers to the anime/manga)

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Friday Funny 128: Serving tasty memes better than Pumpkin Spice Latte!

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome again for another fantastic Friday. I am here to share some nice and tasty memes for this fall season. Today is the last Friday of September and after this weekend, we will be in October, the tenth month. October is a good month because the weather is suppose to cool down and put summer to rest (hopefully! In CA, the weather could be hot and dry or cold and dry.)

You might have noticed the lack of news posts and just posts in general, well I got some life-changing news to share that I have been keeping away for a while. I haven’t said this earlier because life is throwing challenges not only me but also my family. Well, here is the news: My family and I are moving. We are living the city and moving to a more quiet environment. For more than 20 years, we have lived in the city for a while and now, we feel like the city has been too busy and the world has filled with many crazy events. As we move to a new area in California, we hope that life will feel easier and in a calm atmosphere. That is the biggest news in my life. I will try to remind it again for next but next week will probably be busy because I am moving. In both Friday and Saturday, I will be moving. Just in case if things get too hectic, I might not be able to blog until things get settled; however, if there is time to blog, I will be able to talk to you guys. I don’t want to cause panic to any of you if you guys start to wonder. (Not to mention, since my anime and manga is all boxed together, I have to put on a break on my anime viewing.)

In the anime world, precisely Toonami, Tomorrow is the last episode of season 2 Tokyo Ghoul Root A. Next week, the popular series Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans returns to Toonami with an English Dub of Season 2!

With this said, let’s get October ready by raising our flags!

 To conclude this post, here are some interesting videos I found very interesting from a blogger named Joseph of Scorpzgca. I recommend checking his blog for any video game and comic book news:

To say goodbye to Tokyo Ghoul in Toonami, here is the opening and ending song of season 2:

Also, don’t forget to read Allie’s fanfiction! If you visit her, tell her I sent you there :). Here are the following episodes:

Bye! See you at Anteiku!

Romans 10:9-10 (NKJV)

9. that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  10. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 

Titus 3:5

 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,

Friday Funny 122: Queen of Games

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Before I begin this Friday, let me be the first to say a happy birthday shout out to a special friend. It was actually her birthday yesterday on August 17th but happy birthday to Allie of Visionaries!

Allie is my college friend where I attended college and she also recently  started blogging to write fanfiction. In her blog, she writing a fanfiction of the classic cartoon/anime series Loonatics Unleashed. To those who don’t know, Loonatics Unleashed was a “dark and action” series that starred six characters who are descendants to classic characters like Bugs Bunny and many more. These characters live in the year 2772 in Acmetropolis and these characters receive special powers from a meteor strike. Instead of getting killed, they get powers and they use it to protect the world. This series only has two seasons and a third season was cancelled. Allie loves this show and decides to write a fanfiction story of season 3. Please check out her writing and enjoy some good fanfiction.

Besides writing, she also enjoys some anime that we have in common. She likes Yu-Gi-Oh!, Inuyasha, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Pokemon and Sword Art Online. Her favorite anime is Sailor Moon and I have yet to see it, I’m sorry. If you are reading this Allie, happy birthday from Matt from Matt-in-the-Hat!

In other news, I hope you guys played Sonic Mania. I won’t go into too much details but this game is a big throwback to the classic games from the Sega Genesis! Congratulations Sega and Happy 25th Anniversary to Sonic!

Now, let’s start this Friday post!

Here are some anime songs Allie would probably like to enjoy!

Here some tribute songs she may also like:

To end this post, here some videos from Pokemon movie, Pokemon the First Movie:

 

God bless you all!