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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

Do you have any recommendations? Tell me in the comments.

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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Blogs

I Am An Artist Because… by Cristian Mihai (irevuo)

A Forest Walk by Literary Titan

Taking A Breather by sandyjwhite (Out of My Write Mind)

Books/Stories

“My Secrets” from PENNED DOWN by Masquerade (Shreya_VA)

The hidden Playground With Mr. X Dreams & Raggedy Anzy by Madame Raven

“Whispers from the Closet” from Dreamer of Death by violetsintherain

Podcast/News

TMNT Updates! NEW Shredder In Rise?! Batman TMNT 3 Comic In May! by THE OLD TURTLE DEN

Dirk Manning on working with publishers and an independent creator by Dreamer Comics

David Putnam invades the Corner! by Authors On The Air Radio

Movies

Welcome to Marwen

Green Book

Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker Official Teaser Trailer (2019) Daisy Ridley, John Boyega by IGN

Comics

The Heroverse | Dial H for Hero #1 Review by Fortress of Solitude

The Flash # 1 (DC Rebirth) by DC Comics

Earth 2: World’s End #5 by DC Comics

Everything Else

Hermitcraft 6: Episode 59 – HERMIT NEWS by Grian via @YouTube

Our First I Love You by It’s Alex Clark

The Extinction That Caused The Dinosaurs (And If It Never Happened) by AlternateHistoryHub

Injustice 2 Adds Some Turtle Power

All reviews are my personal opinion and do not reflect the views of any person or organization.

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.”