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Monday, December 5, 2016

Revisiting Janperson

Recently, I've been rewatching my favorite tokusatsu series, Tokusou Robo (Robot Detective) Janperson. It's the 1993 installment of the defunct metal hero metaseries (this series includes Gavan, Shaider, Spielban and Beetle Fighter/Beetleborgs). I remember watching it on channels 5 and 13 back in the mid- to late 1990s here in Quezon City, so it was a memorable habit during that part of my life. I'll leave details about the series that I don't mention here to other bloggers, such as Sean Akizuki's, to fill in,

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

All A-fire over Warship Battle

Having a smartphone sure changed my routine. As I expected, the games I'd find would get me somewhat addicted and so engrossed. First that got me engrossed was this gem of a game, Gunship Battle.

Then the maker Joycity followed up with its naval version, Warship Battle.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Art-aaah and Soft Pastels

Been a while since I last posted. Right now, here's something that made me laugh even long after I saw it:

The Joy of... painting war scenes.

Well, on reality, I haven't done too much art. But I've finally started using color. Soft pastels, something I use for weathering in scale modeling. Now I use them for their original purpose. Mixed in with my colored pencils as well.

Hope to get them done soon.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Characters in earlier Lord of the Rings Adaptations

Recently, I saw pictures like these roaming around the Net. First is of Aragorn portrayed in the 1978 Ralph Bakshi animated adaptation of Lord of the Rings. The common caption: look, no pants (oh, and that's Boromir on the right). 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

On Big Bad Alien Movies

The saying goes, a fight between good and evil in the movies is always better when the villain is really strong and believable. During the Cold War, it became popular to portray aliens in the movies as enemies. It ranged from Invasion of the Body Snatchers to the 90s hit Independence Day, and thus aliens as enemies became a fixture of cinema. If I were to choose a symbol for alien enemies, the aptly named Xenomorph from the Alien series would be it.

Credit to artist at DeviantArt