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FILM REVIEW: JUAN OF THE DEAD

I enjoyed the film known as Juan of the Dead. It depicts a forty year old man in Cuba who has dedicated his life to doing absolutely nothing and he has a band of sidekicks and misfits who were just as lazy as he was. When the zombie apocalypse comes to Cuba, Juan and his merry men set a zombie killing business with the slogan, “Juan of the Dead. We kill your loved ones. How can we help you?” The film was super funny with good humor as a former slacker finds his purpose in life.

ANIME REVIEW: FAIRY TAIL

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I have watched the first 23 episodes on the anime known as Fairy Tail. For some time, I did not know if I was going to like this anime, but I was pleasantly surprised when I started watching. I loved each characters’ eccentricities and the camaraderie they shared. I also noticed that the creature known as Plue was a character in another anime I watched as a kid, Rave Master. Overall, I am thoroughly enjoying this anime and would recommend it to anyone who is seeking good humor, epic action, and heartfelt storytelling.

SUPERVILLAIN REVIEW: DOOMSDAY

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One of the most infamous supervillains would have to be Doomsday because he was the one who killed Superman. The chaos, death, and destruction he leaves in his wake certainly earn him his name. His duel with Superman was easily one of the most epic hero/villain battles I have ever seen. This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object, Doomsday being the unstoppable force and Superman being the immovable object. In addition, I like Doomsday’s ability to regenerate from any injury and adapt to it so that he could not be beaten the same way twice. This power easily makes him one of Superman’s deadliest enemies because he keeps coming back stronger and more durable than before.

ANIME REVIEW: ONE PUNCH MAN

I started watching the anime, One Punch Man, which depicted an overpowered superhero who could literally defeat any and every opponent with a single punch. When I first heard about this anime, I was initially reluctant to watch it because I normally don’t like protagonists that were overpowered. After watching the first six episodes, I rather like One Punch Man because it has a sublime sense of humor and was a nice parody on the superhero genre. In the superhero genre, the hero always defeats the villain in the end, but it does not often explore what happens after the fight. One Punch Man was a clever satire on this idea and it reminded me of Popeye, who I loved when I was a kid. Also, this story also explores the conflict of a character with godly power who suffers from an existential crisis and a desire to find a worthy opponent. There was even one joke in the anime that highlights that despite all that strength, all that power, and being able to defeat any and every monster and villain with a single punch, the main character could not kill a little mosquito. I would recommend One Punch Man to anyone who is seeking a stunning parody on the superhero genre.

NEW GOODREADS LINK: NUMEN THE SLAYER

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Guess what? On Goodreads, I am seeking reviews on the new and improved third edition of Numen the Slayer. If you are interested, feel free to click the link above and receive a complimentary PDF version of the book.

CHRISTMAS CHEESE

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To further celebrate Christmas, I went to a mixture between a deli and winery and sampled a piece of classic gouda cheese. It was creamy and tasted similar to cheddar cheese, but with a stronger aftertaste. Overall, that was some good gouda! In medieval times, cheese was a common dish because it was a way to preserve milk and help with digestion. They believed that it helped calm down the “cauldron” of the stomach. I shall keep this in mind as I continue to write the delicacies in my fantasy world.