Amphibia (Disney Channel, Disney+)
I wasn’t interested with the show about a girl who is transported to another world; there seems to be a lot of those “in another realm” series out there lately.
I finally gave it a change thanks to a video by Vailskibum97 (and the fact there wasn’t much else on). I ended up watching the whole first season in about three days.
I was a bit worried while watching the first episode. The animation seemed too “loose” and the characters’ reactions seemed too goofy or over-the-top. But, I continued to keep an open mind and soon found the animation to not be so wild. It was still pretty out there, but not as bad.
Plus, you gotta love all the pop culture references and jokes, like the blue shell during the race in the “Bizarre Bazaar” episode.
The Codex of Tyler Grayson: Creatures Among Us by Richard Gibbard (book)
A story about people who are writing a book (or codex) about monsters, demons, and such was intriguing. It seemed like a nice twist on the monster hunter trope where the hunter already has all the information or is just a noob. In The Codex of Tyler Grayson we see the manual being made.
But, what I really enjoyed is how well the author showed the readers the characters’ personalities without telling us. I was able to get an idea of who the characters were many times before even meeting them. The way the characters were described or how others reacted to them told much about the character before they even opened their mouth. I knew much about Tyler and his friends chapters before they even arrived.
Finally, I was able to learn about the world and the story’s rules pretty quickly. Within the first few chapters, I knew about the Scribes and the Codex. I knew that there was magic, and it was hidden from the rest of the world.
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Until the next wormhole…thanks for reading!
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