One could say we’re living in a new animation renaissance! Great new cartoons have breached the age old “Animation Age Ghetto” that lasted from the ’70s into the late ’00s… at least one could debate. One of the cartoons that I think broke the mold was Adventure Time! On the surface, it’s a goofy tale of a boy and his really weird dog. But really, there is so much more to the show than that!
Speaking of which, does that synopsis remind you of anything? Because it should! Adventure Time is basically “A Boy and His Dog” meets light-hearted faerie tale adventure. When the series first revealed to be after a supernaturally-driven nuclear apocalypse, I was stunned. The show had teased it everywhere! Nuclear bomb casings, leftovers of old society, you name it! It wasn’t until season two when they really exploited it beyond some cameo easter eggs, in my opinion. But, the show isn’t great for an awesome back story, it’s great for so much more. The awesome back story for the world is my excuse to write about Adventure Time during Nuclear Apocalypse month!
But, back on topic, Adventure Time is truly a unique show. The characters have developed in a lot of interesting directions over time. And dare I say, most of them have grown up a little from all the experiences they’ve come across. Now, I’m biased towards the character story driven episodes, as I feel they really pushed the show beyond goofball slapstick adventure. The show has made me laugh, cry, jump in fright, and even fume in rage. Sometimes, this happened all in the same episode! But no matter, Adventure Time has proven that it can display a wide variety of themes, emotions, and concepts.
So… Come along with me and the butterflies and bees. We can wander through the forest and do so as we please… Where was I? Oh yeah, my top (and bottom) Adventure Time episodes; in lists of 5 no less! Let’s take my warped opinions with a grain of salt and travel to the magical land of Ooo!
Man, there are NOT ENOUGH games within the “Weird West” hybrid genre. With potential for a Deadlands series, I’m hoping to be proven wrong. In the meantime, I talk about Darkwatch!
“Saddle up, cowboy!” – Tala, Darkwatch Operative.
Today we take a trip through an undead infested Weird West straight out of Deadlands! (Spoilers ahead)
Pardon the double whammy of Vaults posts. I’ve been really bad with archiving my old posts lately. No matter! Please enjoy a look back at a cheesy horror-comedy classic! (And yes, this is before I got rid of the weird spelling.)
“Very young, getting kicks
Cruisin’ around 56
Drinking beer, driving fast
This party is their last
They’ll dance on the graves
The lost souls, Satan’s slaves
They don’t know the acid rain
Is coming down to make them insane
Do you wanna party, it’s party time
We got to party, it’s party time” – 45 Grave, ‘Party Time’ (Zombie Version)
Necrotik Reviews returns with a trashy b-classic!
Continuing our theme of the nuclear apocalypse throughout July (and into early August), we take a look at the events leading up to atomic Armageddon! By this, I refer to a docudrama/alternate timeline by the name of “Countdown to Looking Glass.” The majority of the film takes place in the fictional “CVN News Studio” as information is relayed to us after daily time jumps. The central focus is turmoil in the Middle East leading to conflict between the United States and Soviet Union. This conflict erupts into fully fledged Naval combat with nuclear weaponry. As the film says in the beginning, all of this is just speculation and shouldn’t lead to panic. That said, all of the events that happen in this film feel all too real, even if they’re just relayed to us via a news team. So, if you’re safely nestled in your radiation-proof bunker, let’s take a look into the events before the end of the world!
While the rumors about Fallout 4 have persisted for a couple years now, I recently went back to the most recent entry in the Fallout series! Thanks to youtubers like ShoddyCast and their “Fallout Lore” series, I’ve been more than excited for getting back to the wastelands! While I could easily write endless pages about the entire series, I want to focus New Vegas since I replayed it very recently. Let’s ride into the sunset with Fallout New Vegas!
For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been catching up on a well loved podcast known as “Welcome to Night Vale.” In a nutshell, it’s Sim City as played by several Masters of Horror. But, what’s so unique about Night Vale? Let’s find out. (WARNING: SOME SPOILERS AHEAD.)