Recommended #31 | Comic-Con Special

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If you’re like me and couldn’t afford to go to San Diego Comic-Con (or just don’t like large crowds and the chance of catching who knows what cold someone has) here are a view highlights I’ve found. Enjoy.

Preview Night Show Floor Highlights – Comic Con 2019 by IGN

A Most Excellent Keanu Reeves Action Figure at Comic Con 2019 by IGN

OK KO Meets Sonic the Hedgehog! NEW CROSSOVER EPISODE! by Vailskibum94

Ghostbusters and Transformers Get an Epic 80s Mashup With This Optimus Prime Ecto 1- Comic-Con 2019 by IGN

Talking That Creepy, Scary and Unsettling IT Chapter 2 Footage – IGN Live at Comic-Con 2019 by IGN

DragonBall Z Fans Break Kamehameha World Record – Comic Con 2019 by IGN

Terminator: Dark Fate Cast on the Enemy Worse Than Skynet – Comic Con 2019 by IGN

This Insane Lego Sith Trooper Took 250 Hours To Make! by IGN


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Recommended #30

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A robot runs for President in the USA.I series. You need to download the hitRECord app to play it. Episodes 1-3 are available.

Namor the Sub-Mariner comes to the Marvel Contest of Champions mobile game.

Character designs for the Powers of X and House of X Marvel Comics series revealed.


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Global Warming | Just Shapes and Beats (Spoilers)

Contains spoilers for the video game Just Shapes and Beats.

Over on the GTLive YouTube channel, MatPat and crew finished the game Just Shapes & Beats. It’s a video game of a blue square working its way through levels of deadly red shapes all to music tracks. *For the first part click here. For the second (final) click here.*

On the surface the game seems to be just about a square trying to save his friend (a larger square) from an evil collection of red shapes that looks somewhat like a rocker. But since I’ve obviously watched way too many Game Theorist videos, I started to come up with a theory as to what was happening.

In the game, the red rocker steals three giant triangles. The blue hero travels through levels in order to retrieve all three pieces. At the end of each level, the blue square collects a smaller triangle. Once you’ve beaten the final, final boss, the three giant triangles form a tree with a bunch of triangle trees appearing with it.

So, the red foe stole/cutdown the trees and the blue square is getting them back.

At one point in the game a volcano erupts. An erupting volcano is usually symbolic of nature’s wrath. The red rocker destroying the trees (aka nature) has caused a natural disaster. Nature is out of balance. On the way to the volcano, you have to journey across a red infected sea–once again, damaged nature.

After the volcano, you visit a factory to save the larger square. The camera pans up, quite a lot, to show the rocker standing on a tower playing its corruption music–or playing “noise pollution.” The rocker’s beats infect the other shapes. This factory is pumping out toxins.

During your stay inside the factory, you must escape blades as they grind up pieces of land. This looks very similar to a factory grinding up trees to make products.

Then after defeating the rocker, it gets hit by the triangle and becomes diseased. The rocker begins spawning in egg-like things which hatch and unleash virus looking monstrosities. Eventually, the boss transforms into what looks like an evil sun and says that you are destroyed. It proceeds to smash the blue square to pieces. If you respawn, it comes from the sky and smashes you again–almost like a solar flare or extreme heat.

You are saved by the larger square, who now wears a simple crown of two triangles–much like someone would wear a crown made of nature/flowers. The blue square is finally able to fight back and destroys the evil sun-thing. After this, the sun returns as its normal yellow self (the only time you see a color other than red, blue, or white). The trees reform and everything is normal again.

So, my theory is that the red boss/rocker began chopping down trees and putting them through its factory. The boss’ pollution began to damage nature, causing disasters. The damage then caused a virus (as seen by the corrupted triangle infecting the boss and spawning in egg hatching beasts). Finally, the sun becomes evil and begins destroying everyone and everything. But it isn’t until the blue square is powered up by the triangles (aka nature) that it is able to defend itself. The plant life is then replanted and the world is once again in balance.

It seems like Just Shapes & Beats is a game about global warming, or at least a warning against aggressive destruction of forests/nature.

Lastly, the title seems to be telling us the game is simple–just shapes and beats–but it really has something more going on. But, what that story is, just might be up to the listener/player. The images you see when you listen to music is different from what I see–kind of like how one person can see a bunny in the clouds while another sees a dragon. Just as I saw a rocker in the red boss, the Game Theorists saw their cat.

So let me know in the comments, what did you see? Cat? Rocker? Just shapes and beats? Or something else?

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Recommended #29

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Movies/Film

Miss Bala

Star Trek: Picard Teaser Breakdown by IGN

“Soother or Later” from Total Dramarama (Cartoon Network)

Books/Stories

Thank you Grandma and short scary stories by Madame Raven

I Asked My Grandmother What Her Scariest Story Was I Really Wish I Hadn’t by Lighthouse Horror by Madame Raven

Daddy’s Coming Home by Matt Richardsen by Madame Raven (depression & suicide warning)

Podcasts/News

History Of SomeThingElseYT (ft SomeThingElseYT) | A Brief History by Footofaferret

Why Tyrion’s Solution For Westeros Doomed Everyone by AlternateHistoryHub

The Complete Futurama Timeline! | Channel Frederator by Channel Frederator

Comics

Siege Of Avengers Mountain | Avengers #19 (War Of Realms Tie In) by Caped-Joel

A New Form | Venom #14 (War Of Realms Tie In) by Caped-Joel

Leviathan Among Us | Action Comics #1011 by Caped-Joel

Everything Else

Game Theory: Could A Banana Save Your Life? (Fortnite Season 9) by The Game Theorists


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Recommended #28

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Movies/Film

Case Closed 3: The Last Wizard of the Century

“I Love You Mao Mao” from Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart (sneak peek Cartoon Network app)

Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Delayed Until 2020 – IGN Now by IGN

Blog Posts

15 Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence by Cristian Mihai

The Effects Of Ramadan On Education by Kamran (Top Education Hub)

The Benefits of Writing in Different Genres by Jeff Bond (guest post: BooksChatter)

Books/Stories

More true Skinwalker Stories by Lyshaninja by Madame Raven

“Chapter 1” & “Chapter 2” of Shift by sammykitkatcat

The Maggies by Nyhterides

Podcasts/News

The SpongeBob SquarePants Painting That Sold For $6,000,000 by Vailskibum94

Game Of Thrones by Pop Culture Happy Hour

What is Pennsylvania’s role in the 2020 election? by Washington Week (audio) | PBS

Comics

Hunted Part 1 | The Amazing Spider-Man #17 Review (also #18 & #19) by Fortress of Solitude

The TRUTH Behind DC’s Most Infamous Villain by The Imaginary Axis

The Cavalry | Captain America #10 Review by Fortress of Solitude

Everything Else

PROCREATE TUTORIAL – Desinging Your Own Soda Brand by Brad Colbow

The Official FNAF VR Game is here! (FNAF VR: Help Wanted) by GTLive

Hermitcraft 6: Episode 65 – THE GRIAN GAMES! by Grian


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Memorial Day Bonus | Recommended

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Some movies or shows to start you off

Dear Diary, I Died (Vudu)

Battle for LA

“Hide and Secrets” from Mega Man: Fully Charged (Cartoon Network)

What’s Memorial Day without a nice trilogy:

Top 10 Scary SCP’s That Could End The World by MostAmazingTop10

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

And for the Fortnite fans…some Fortbyte locations from FanBoyPotion

#6

#7

#8

#16

#17

More Fortbyte location videos can be found on his YouTube channel

Finally, a nice spooky tale from H.P. Lovecraft narrated by Madame Raven

The Doom that Came to Sarnath and Free Give Away!

Happy Memorial Day!

Recommended #27

The following are my opinion and do not reflect the opinion of any organization or person.

Movies/Film

Escape Room

“Game Start” from My Hero Academia (Hulu)

Happy Deathday 2 U

Blog Posts

Constraints in Creative Writing: How Tying Yourself Down Can Lead to Setting Yourself Free by Peregrin Sanchez (Earnest Writes)

Interview With Alexandria Quinn – Author of Behind Closed Curtains by Boakye D Alpha (Earnest Writes)

Weekly #Haiku #writingprompt 5/13 ‘GRATEFUL MOM’ by Jann Doe (I Am Jann Doe)

Books/Stories

“As One” from Dwellers by sacredlilac

The House Next Door by James Patterson

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Podcasts/News

BPFS008: The Draxler Program, The Abomination of Yaultan by The Best Page Forward Show

GTeaLive: Is James Charles Cancelled? by GTLive

Scott Koblish on The Many Deaths of Scott Koblish – Dreamer Comics Podcast by Dreamer comics Highlights

Comics

Fractured Trust | Supergirl #30 Review by Fortress of Solitude

Lesser Gods | Batman & The Outsiders #1 Review by Fortress of Solitude

Namor’s Last Stand | Invaders #5 by Caped-Joel

Everything Else

What If the Nuclear Bomb Never Existed? by AlternateHistoryHub

ARTIST Vs. AI – Is The Art Algorithm Getting SMARTER?? by Draw With Jazza

Multi-Story CRAWLING PISTON HOUSE: Minecraft 1.14! by Mumbo Jumbo


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