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!

Friday Funny Episode 120: Woah… it’s Friday!

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back to another episode of TGIF Friday Funny! We finally made it to another new month of 2017 and it’s August. Even though it’s August, we are still in Summer over here. As much as you may or may not enjoy summer, some people has to go back to school this month. It’s time to say goodbye of your free time and use that time for school projects, socializing with friends and homework! Fret not however, if you are gamer like myself, check out some tidbit news. Joining the platforming world is everyone’s favorite Hedgehog is Sonic Mania, a game for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch, in which classic gamers will relieve the classics of Green Hill Zone or Chemical Plant in bright vibrant HD colors and new remix songs. Not much of a platformers but more of fighting, Dragon Ball FighterZ Beta game will be available for sign up on August 22nd. Mark your calendars if you wish to try out a 2.5 fighting style combat game and test out the mechanics. With the new month here, the OWLS are cooking up another exciting blog tour, stay tune to see who will be posting and what is the message!

With that out of the way, let get this started!

 

To help college and high school students out, here are some life lessons… from Sonic the Hedgehog!

Friday Funny 113: Dad wants cars, video games and fishing!

TGIF!

Thank God it’s Friday! Welcome back to another great Friday! In this episode, I am here to give you a post filled with humor and news. This weekend will be busy for some because today is the movie release of Cars 3! Watch as Lightening McQueen suffers a great loss and must learn to get back up and earn back his title. Sunday is Father’s Day and I hope everyone takes a day to appreciate their fathers and give him the best day ever.

Some of you who has been active online may have noticed the new games this week and previous weekend, that’s because E3 recently happened and we got some exciting new game tailors and demos! The competition was pretty intense as companies like Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, EA, Square Enix and Bethseda tried to take the spotlight and win E3 for best performance. I saw some interesting video games that I wanted to get but some won’t be out until 2018 or some time this holidays. After seeing Nintendo’s conference, they convinced me to get the Switch. Which games captured your attention and what is your wishlist? I want to get Spider-Man, God of War, and Star Wars Battlefront 2. I have a lot to list but I don’t want to waste time writing it down, it’s Friday Post for Pete’s sake, I am supposed to talk about Father’s Day and Cars and funny memes and I am talking about E3! To make a long story short and not about E3, an updated Kingdom Hearts III trailer was revealed at the KH Orchestra and the game will have another update in July for D23.

With this out of my chest, let’s begin this silly post! (I hope you like this custom meme picture I made for the featured image)

Here are some video game videos that caught my eyes!

I wish I can add more videos but I am just end it here. I hope you have a great Father’s Day!

Friday Funny 112: Ultra Friday!

TGIUF!

Thank God it’s Ultra Friday! Hello everyone, this Matthew and I am here again in another episode of Friday Funny. You might be wondering, why did I say Ultra Friday and what makes it ultra; to be honest, there is nothing really Ultra about today. I said this because I got some ultra gaming news today. Revealed at Nintendo Direct, Nintendo revealed some new Pokemon games for the 3DS and Switch. If you like Sun and Moon, get ready for a new and updated version of this game called Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. According to resource, the game will be set in a alternate storyline unlike the previous game and Mega forms return. However, many fans were displeased with the news because many wanted a remake version of the Sinnoh region (Diamond and Pearl or Platinum) or many wanted this game to also appear for Switch. If you like the spinoff fighting game Pokken, I got good news for you, they also revealed a sequel called Pokken Tournament Dx in which will include more playable Pokemon, this will be for Switch.

If want to avoid the Pokemon drama, I got other news involving Final Fantasy. Announced on Wednesday, Square Enix will be releasing the fighting game Dissidia Final Fantasy NT for PS4 in early 2018. This game was partnered up with Team Ninja and Noctis Lucis Caelum will be joining the game.

Last but not least, check out a the this month’s OWLS blog tour of June. Starting the month is a good friend named Takuto and is talk about the anime Free! and Teamwork. Please support the OWLS and let’s help solve these social issues.

Also, Happy Birthday to my Brother in Christ Ezra and congratulations for him and his mother receiving degrees in College. He got a B.A. in History and his mother got a Masters.

With all this said, let’s start this Ultra Friday and begin this Salty Weekend.

To end this post, here are some Pokemon and Final Fantasy videos!

Here is some random gameplay of Final Fantasy XV

That’s all folks!