Recommended #37

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Dark V01D (sci-fi tabletop RPG)

Julie Kaylin (YouTube music and meditation channel)

BATMAN vs AVENGERS by CartoonHooligans  

My Dreams by Domics

Batman: Hush (2019 movie)

Why the Boogeyman is so terrifying Monster Myths Kephen Sting episode 7 by Kephen Sting

Hermitcraft 6: Episode 96 – THEY GOT DEMISED! by Grian

What Was The Secret?…of The Ooze | Ninja Turtles 2 Alternate Ending EXPLAINED! by THE OLD TURTLE DEN

How to Use Layer Masks in Procreate (2019) – Procreate Tips by Ghost Paper

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Until the next wormhole…thanks for reading.

TMNT Throwback Thursday

I was listening to some music from Spotify while exercising and it began playing the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song. It reminded me how when I was younger I thought they said, “When the evil Shredder of Tex,” instead of “When the evil Shredder attacks.” For a long time I wondered why the Ninja Turtles had such a problem with Texans.

This was almost as bad as when I thought the underworld door in The Real Ghostbusters animated series was saying, “Do not open until Tuesday,” instead of “Do not open until Doomsday.” I was terrified of Tuesdays for a long time.

Ah, youth, so many fond memories.

Until the next wormhole…thanks for reading.


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Recommended #33

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How To Make a NINJA TURTLES Movie In Today’s Movie Market by THE OLD TURTLE DEN

Missing Link

Top 10 Scary Looney Tunes Theories by MostAmazingTop10

Hermitcraft 6: Episode 81 – MANSION MINIGAME by Grian

The Whispering Room by Dean Koontz


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Recommended #32

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

Why Brandon Routh’s Superman Is Returning – Comic Con 2019 by IGN: I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to seeing the CW Crisis crossover and seeing Brandon Routh play Superman again.

Disney’s The Lion King (2019): Enjoyable movie, but a lot like the original. I felt like I was paying to see the one I already own. I felt like they basically copied and pasted the original. At least in the live-action Aladdin we learn more about Jasmine and Jafar. The Lion King was still a great movie, but you might want to wait for it to be on video.

If Stranger Things was an 80s Anime by Octopie: Looks just like an anime and shows many highlights from the last few seasons.

Five Feet Apart: Kind of slow moving for awhile but still peaks your curiosity. Made me feel for characters but not to the point it was depressing. Nice mix of emotion but not too much that you gagged.

Chupacabra: everything you ever wanted to know and more Monster Myths with Kephen Sting Episode 6 by Kephen Sting

Infinity Train (Cartoon Network on demand preview): Amazing. It had a nice mix of old school and modern animation. The backgrounds were very detailed while the characters were more simple; it was almost like watching a live-action show mixed with animation. The pace was more relaxed than in other Cartoon Network shows. The music and voice acting were great. It felt like I was watching a movie instead of a series.

Is a 1990 Style Live-Action ‘Turtles’ Show w/ 2012 TMNT Voice Cast COMING?! by THE OLD TURTLE DEN: I would totally love to see a live-action TMNT series. They need something to fill the void for older fans.


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Recommended #19

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Videos

The Spiders and the Bees by TheOdd1sOut

My School Dress Code by Let Me Explain Studios

Random Superhero Drawing Challenge (ft. Rebecca Parham) by The Drawfee Channel

Comics

Tales of the TMNT #54 (Mirage Publishing)

Tales of the TMNT #55 (Mirage Publishing)

Tales of the TMNT #57 (Mirage Publishing)

Doomsday Clock #9 (DC Comics) (Caped-Joel review)

Young Justice #3 (DC Comics) (Caped-Joel review)

Justice League #19 (DC Comics) (Caped-Joel review)

Books

Past Jumper by Jamie Heppner

Sinister by @michh_44 (ongoing story)

The Delfe Treasure by @ZonderZorg (ongoing story)

Blog Posts

#Poetic #Meditation by Didi Oviatt

‘Wonder Park’ Fails to Bring Much Wonder to Audiences (The MovieBabble Podcast Ep. 11) by Collin Willis (MovieBabble)

Photo Of The Day! by Simple dimple (Giggles & Tales)

The Bell Curve of Humor by Literary Titan

Injustice 2 Adds Some Turtle Power

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Here be Spoilers. Enter at your own risk.

Recently Injustice 2 added their newest DLC. This time it was the lean, green, fighting machines known as the TMNT (or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and all I can say is “Cowabunga!”

The character models reflected the classic look of the Turtles while having a slight modern look which made them look like live-action cartoon characters. And the programmers did an excellent job of incorporating the Turtles teamwork and humor. NetherRealm also did a great job with the taunts and on-liners; they sounded and acted just like the Turtles do in comics and various series. The Ninja Turtles will high-five each other, eat pizza, and more.

It did take me a while to figure out how to switch between characters. Other Injustice 2 characters are single characters, not a team, so there was no previous experience to fall back on. It took me about 20 minutes going through just about every option and list to figure it out. I also took to the Internet trying to see if someone had a video or comment about it. I finally figured out that I had to change out their weapons in the gear/character customization section.

I liked how each character had one move that was theirs, such as Mikey spinning on his shell or Leo slicing through the foe. Also, each character had a different throw animation. For instance, Mikey would whack the foe with his skateboard or another Turtle would appear and Raphael would shove the opponent into the waiting brother’s shell causing the foe to bounce off it.

I would have preferred if the TMNT had more offensive moves. I felt like most of the moves were defensive, like the turtling move. This was especially true with Raph where it seemed like all his moves were defensive; it seemed kind of weird that the most aggressive Turtle had the most defensive moves. But my favorite move was the shellocopter, which upgrades to the shell slide. This move is a great way to get across the arena for an attack or a retreat.

While I really enjoyed that each TMNT member got their own character move and each one fits their personality really well, I felt that Donnie and Raph got the short stick.

Donnie throws down a device that basically acts like a vacuum mine that pulls the opponent towards it. It does make up for this…”awkwardness” by also having an electric/stun attack. The gadget doesn’t harm the foe but does give Donnie some breathing room.

Raph’s character move is a series of combo attacks which are more powerful the more pumped/amped up he is. The trouble is you have to pump him up. You have to time the pumping up just right as it leaves him vulnerable for a second.

But, I think my favorite character move has to be Leo’s. He can call in the Turtles for help; I just really like the teamwork idea and wish that NetherRealms would do it with other characters (but not as a character switch/tag team battle); for example, Batman teaming up with the Bat-Family. You could play as Batman, Batgirl, or another character and certain attacks would have certain team attack animations. Or they could add other teams, like the Power Rangers.

My one problem with Leo’s move is that it is almost too powerful. You get three Turtles to call in with individual meters that recharge quickly. I found myself spamming the character move because I could call in Mikey, Raph, and then Donnie and by the time Donnie was done, Michelangelo was recharged and I could repeat the process.

To be honest I was about to trade in my copy of Injustice 2 but then they announced TMNT coming and I thought, “Nope, I’m keeping the game,” and the Turtles did not disappoint. I’m now looking over my schedule to find some more “Turtle Time.”