Saturday, June 23, 2018

Krystal should be have been an actual fighter, not an Assist Trophy

On June 12, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was announced for Nintendo Switch. Every fighter who ever joined the roster in the history of the Super Smash Bros. franchise will be playable in the game. That amounts to 63. Plus there are newcomers Inkling and Ridley so far.

My biggest disappointment is that Krystal from the 2002 GameCube game Star Fox Adventures, one of the most highly requested characters, has unfortunately been relegated to Assist Trophy status. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is currently in development, so this may change.

I advise you to sign this petition:

https://www.change.org/p/masahiro-sakurai-add-krystal-into-super-smash-bros-ultimate-as-a-new-fighter-not-only-an-assist-trophy

OR

https://www.thepetitionsite.com/288/142/145/bring-krystal-to-super-smash-bros-ultimate-as-a-playable-fighter/

American Idol renewed for season 17 (season 2 on ABC)

American Idol has been renewed for a second season on ABC, which is nicknamed the "Alphabet network." The winner of American Idol season 1 on ABC is Maddie Poppe, with Caleb Lee Hutchinson as the first runner-up, and Gabby Barrett as the second runner-up. Only the top 10 of season 1 on ABC will not be eligible for season 2 on ABC. Season 1 on ABC began after a two-year hiatus from its 15th and final season on Fox.

Here's the outcome:

Winner: Maddie Poppe
Runner-up: Caleb Lee Hutchinson
3rd Place: Gabby Barrett
4th Place: Michael J. Woodard (my favorite), born on October 6, 1997
5th Place: Cade Foehner
6th Place: Catie Turner
7th Place: Jurnee Siani (who originally auditioned for season 15 on Fox)
8th Place: Ada Vox (drag queen who originally auditioned for season 12 on Fox as Adam Sanders)
9th Place: Dennis Lorenzo
10th Place: Michelle Sussett (who hails from Venezuela)

I predict that the real winner will be Michael J. Woodard. I would like for Alyssa Raghunandan to reaudition.


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

The Hair Industry Conspiracy Theory

There is a conspiracy theory about the hair industry. For one thing, fans of short hair for women are in cahoots with the salon industry and the media. However, conventional wisdom may favor short hair, but true wisdom favors long hair. Long hair is a barometer of health and should be respected, at least for women. The industry claims that long hair is higher maintenance, which means more money for the salons.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Super Musou Bros.

With the success of Hyrule Warriors on the Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, and Fire Emblem Warriors on the Nintendo Switch and New Nintendo 3DS, I think there should be a Warriors style game with a Super Smash Bros. style roster, albeit on a larger scale, for the Nintendo Switch and/or its successor. It should be called Super Musou Bros. The roster would be bigger than Super Smash Bros. It would feature mostly characters from the Super Mario series, Legend of Zelda series, Fire Emblem series, and Pokémon. The Hyrule Warriors roster may be included, as well as the Fire Emblem Warriors and the Mario Kart 8 roster. Toads and Yoshis would be generic hero units. Characters from franchises such as Metroid, Kid Icarus, Punch-Out!!, Kirby, and Xenoblade Chronicles series would also be features. In addition to Nintendo characters, there would also be characters owned by SEGA (such as Sonic and Bayonetta), Capcom (such as Ryu and Megaman), Bandai Namco (such as PAC-MAN and Lloyd Irving), Nihon Falcom (such as Adol Christin), and last but not least, Square Enix (such as Cloud and Noctis). There could be at least 100 characters. Super Musou Bros. would borrow features from Fire Emblem Warriors, and enemies from Super Smash Bros. Brawl's Subspace Emissary mode and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS's Smash Run mode.

Super Mario and Donkey Kong heroes
  • Mario
  • Dr. Mario
  • Luigi
  • Dr. Luigi
  • Peach
  • Wario
  • Waluigi
  • Captain Toad
  • Mallow
  • Geno
  • Pauline
  • Donkey Kong
  • Diddy Kong
  • Dixie Kong
Super Mario villains
  • Bowser
  • Bowser Jr.
  • Larry Koopa
  • Roy Koopa
  • Wendy O. Koopa
  • Iggy Koopa
  • Morton Koopa Jr.
  • Lemmy Koopa
  • Ludwig Von Koopa
  • Tatanaga
  • Wart
  • Captain Syrup
Legend of Zelda heroes
  • Link
  • Linkle
  • Impa
  • Zelda
  • Marin
  • Sheik
  • Saria
  • Darunia
  • Ruto
  • Nabooru
  • Fi
  • Midna
  • Ashei
  • Lana
  • Ravi
  • Hilda
Legend of Zelda villains
  • Ganondorf
  • Wizzrobe
  • Vaati
  • Yuga
  • Cia
  • Ghirahim
  • Zant
Fire Emblem heroes
  • Marth
  • Caeda
  • Navarre
  • Celica
  • Sigurd
  • Ayra
  • Eirika
  • Ephraim
  • Joshua
  • Lute
  • Ike
  • Mia
  • Soren
  • Roy
  • Lyndis
  • Chrom
  • Robin
  • Frederick
  • Lucina
  • Tharja
  • Corrin
  • Ryoma
  • Xander
  • Hinoka
  • Camilla
  • Sakura
  • Elise
Pokémon
  • Venusaur
  • Charizard
  • Blastoise
  • Pikachu
  • Machoke
  • Cubone
  • Poliwrath
  • Jigglypuff
  • Mewtwo
  • Meganium
  • Typhlosian
  • Feraligatr
  • Sceptile
  • Blaziken
  • Swampert
  • Luxray
  • Lucario
  • Arceus
  • Dewott
  • Zoroark
  • Genesect
  • Gogoat
  • Chesnaught
  • Delphox
  • Greninja
  • Decidueye
  • Bewear
Metroid heroes
  • Samus Aran
  • Anthony Higgs
Punch-Out!! heroes

  • Little Mac

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.