Wednesday, August 30, 2017

American Idol returns next year ... this time on ABC

American Idol, the show that originally aired on FOX from 2002 to 2016, will return to the air, not on FOX, but this time on the Disney owned television network ABC. This is the show that brought the world Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken, Fantasia Barrino, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Katharine McPhee, Chris Daughtry, Kellie Pickler, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Adam Lambert, Casey James, Scotty McCreery, Haley Reinhart, Stefano Langone, Pia Toscano, Phillip Phillips, and Jessica Sanchez.

So far one judge has been named: Katy Perry. Ryan Seacrest has been confirmed to be the host. I predict that the other judges will be Lionel Richie and Charlie Puth. Auditions began on August 17 in Orlando, Florida, and will continue in several other cities across the United States.

Back to School ... and Title IX Kangaroo Courts.

It's been a long time since I last posted on this blog.

This time, I am talking about Title IX kangaroo courts on college campuses. This month, thousands of young adults are heading back to college. For many, this is an opportunity to meet new people, establish lifelong and meaningful friendships, and embrace academic life to the fullest (unless you are raised in a cult).

However, many male college students have been ensnared by Title IX kangaroo courts occurring across the United States since 2011. Caleb Warner from North Dakota is the poster boy of this feat. Higher education faces many challenges today. Under the Obama administration, Title IX is broken. It has been used as a weapon rather than a shield. Title IX has been used to destroy the lives and reputations of innocent college men based on fabricated allegations of sexual misconduct. The Office for Civil Rights under President Obama has led higher education institutions to infantilize women and discriminate against men of color, and turn relationships into "stacked" kangaroo court proceedings that help neither the accusers nor the accused.

No one denies that sexual misconduct is a serious offense on college campuses. Yet the solution prescribed by the April 4, 2011, Dear College letter in denying fairness and impartiality eviscerates due process for students facing a Title IX kangaroo court. Students accused of sexual misconduct have been denied fundamental due process rights, such as witnesses testifying on their behalf.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Beauty standards must change

I'm fed up with beauty standards around the world being based on White supremacy. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "I have a dream that one day my four little children will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. I have a dream today."

The nursery rhyme conveying the message of colorism is: "If you're black, stay back. If you're brown, stick around. If you're yellow, you're mellow. If you're white, you're all right." This message should be avoided, as it promotes racism and colorism.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

The Final Fantasy VII Remake was announced back in 2015. It will be divided into four episodes. Nobuo Uematsu will not be involved. I think the composer would be the same as in Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. The gameplay will be similar to Final Fantasy XV.

Friday, December 30, 2016

2016 "The Great Celebrity Purge"

2016 has been a deadly year for cops, journalists, and especially celebrities. 77 television shows ended their run in 2016. Many cops died in the line of duty in 2016. According to IMDb.com, over 3,000 celebrities lost their lives left and right in 2016. The most notable deaths in 2016 are David Bowie, Prince, Star Wars actor Kenny Baker, George Michael, Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, and her mother and Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

SNK Representatives in Super Smash Bros.

I think SNK Corporation, formerly known as SNK Playmore, should be represented on the Super Smash Bros. battlefield with two fighters: Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury (known in Japan as Garou Densetsu) and Nakoruru from Samurai Shodown (known in Japan as Samurai Spirits), who both appeared in The King of Fighters XIV.  For this reason, there used to be a nonprofit organization known as the Nakoruru and Terry Club, founded in 2004. They would share the same stage, Iguazu Falls, which is based on The King of Fighters XIV. Nakoruru would be the first third-party character to have a tether recovery, a technique that Link, Toon Link, Samus, Zero Suit Samus, and Lucas have. Terry and Nakoruru would bring the King of Fighters XIV fighting engine with them to the Super Smash Bros. battlefield. They would fill their Max meter by dealing or taking damage, including shield damage. However, the Super Moves will KO at 200%. Also, other characters from Fatal Fury and Samurai Shodown would appear as trophies.

Terry Bogard's newcomer intro video features him playing Super Smash Bros. and suddenly Master Hand drags him into the game and therefore the Super Smash Bros. battlefield. Nakoruru's newcomer intro video features her defeating Verse at the end of the King of Fighters XIV tournament and Master Hand shows up and drags her to the Super Smash Bros. battlefield.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Final Fantasy XVI

I think Final Fantasy XVI, successor to the soon-to-be-released Final Fantasy XV would be directed by Hiroyuki Itou, the director of Final Fantasy XII. It would have a rather futuristic setting, and a cast of seven characters (four male, three female). Like Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithless, all seven characters would participate in battle at once. The License Board from Final Fantasy XII would return, and all-playable characters would be freelancers; therefore, no class restrictions. The battle system would be same as in Final Fantasy XV. 

The composers for Final Fantasy XVI would be Hitoshi Sakimoto, Nobuo Uematsu, Yasunori Mitsuda, and Kumi Tanioka. The soundtrack would be scored with a symphony orchestra and Uematsu's rock band The Earthbound Papas. The playable characters physical appearances would be designed by Tetsuya Nomura. The outfits would be designed by various designers. Final Fantasy XVI would be presented in 7.1 channel. The OST would be available for download worldwide in every digital outlet.

Final Fantasy XVI would be developed for PlayStation 5 and PC, presented in 4K resolution and 30 frames per second. The graphics engine would be a brand new one, referred to as the Zeromus Engine, which would feature Kingsglaive quality graphics.