A Rigby Recommendation : Sword Art Online

Imagine you're in your room; and by simply plugging in a helmet and placing it on your head could take you instantly into a realistic computerized world. Where multiplier was more than just another person in a screen; they were really there. And imagine if you and everyone else in this multiplayer world were suddenly trapped; and unable to get back to reality. And if anyone took your helmet off in the real world you would die; and if you died in the game, you died in real life.
Sound interesting? Then keep reading!

         So I am terribly behind on posting this recommendation, but I'm late on finding this amazing show anyway! Sword Art Online, a show that came out in 2009, is as I said earlier, a show based on a group of various people getting trapped in a mental gaming experience. And the only way to freedom is to beat the game.

          Now this may sound pretty easy, but when the game is based on your own physical abilities and you're tested on you're own personal capabilities, it becomes a bit more tedious. In this show we meet Kirito; a teenage boy who was one of the few to play Sword Art Online before its public release. Months have gone by and the game is now presented to the public and Kirito plugs in to join. Everything and everyone seem normal until a powerful being shadows over all the gamers below. He explains to them that he is the games creator and engineer, and he (in short) has trapped all of them within his game. He also explains that any attempt of removal of their gaming helmet in the real world would result in automatic death (real death). The gamers are stripped of their gaming avatars and become their actual selves within the game.  The game creator explains that if anyone is able to reach the top level and defeat the last boss, the game will end and everyone (who remains alive) will be freed from the game. And so it begins.

       Kirito, being one of the few who played the game before most others, has a huge advantage. He knows power moves, secret treasures to gain weapons and armor, and because of this, he becomes both quickly popular and a large threat. As the show goes on we come across more colorful and unique characters. I personally loved almost every character that entered the show and the whole story concept was so detailed and so well thought out.

      I recommend this to anyone who is into anime and or gaming. It's appealing to everyone and is super addicting. I do warn you that there is a bit of gore and it has a bit of a more adult~theme to it and may not be good for those of you under 15.

Till next time!

A Rigby Recommendation : Ore Monogatari

   Hello once again! Hopefully you're all still out there and we haven't disappeared from you guys for too long. To be honest, there have been many moments where I've sat down, gotten all cozy and ready to write something for this blog, but as I start to type, there are just never any words (I'm sorry to admit). I'm not sure if it's a lack of inspiration, or just pure laziness. But if I had to chose between those two, I'm going to have to sadly go with lazy. (I'm sorry!!) But, as life is getting back to it's stable and normal nature, I too have come back to doing these things.

   Over this hectic and busy summer, my boyfriend introduced me to this anime series. It was pretty new, and only contained about five to six episodes when we first started watching it together. I wasn't totally impressed at first, but I am so overly hooked now! It is so cute, relatable, and just an overall addicting series. It's called Ore Monogatari, and it is so good. I assume you'd like a bit more than my "it's so good, so cute" review and description, so I'll inform you a bit better:

   So the show starts off with two characters. The more main character of the two is Takeo (Gouda, Takeo), a true example of a gentle giant as he towers over most others, but still being kind and generous in any way he can express. The other character would be his best friend Suna (Sunakawa Makoto), the more quiet and conserved out of the two. The two have known each other since grade school and have stayed friends up to their current years in high school.

  Out of the two, Suna has always been the more attractive one, always catching all the girl's attentions. Takeo, not jealous but more so curious to how Suna could turn down all these beautiful girls, questions his own relationship status. He wonders when will love find him, or even if it will ever come at all. Not until one day on the subway does Takeo find love. As he ad Suna are heading off to school, Takeo notices a pervert trying to molest a girl. Takeo, not wasting any time, grabs the man and saves the girl.

   The four; Suna, Takeo, the girl, and the pervert all go to the police station, and shortly after, the girl thanks Takeo. The girl, Yamato (Yamato, Rinko) barely reaching the height of Takeo's chest, is a small and petite character, and her cute and innocent nature catches Takeo quickly. And Takeo's strength and kindness has Yamato falling for him too. The two exchange e-mails so Yamato can thank him with a personally made cake; but as the two continue to talk,  a few more feelings begin to bloom.

  I found this show to be so creative and different, and so far not one episode has bored me. Each episode brings something new and both my boyfriend and I get so eager to watch what happens next. I highly recommend this to all of you anime lovers out there and for those who are alright with reading captions. I will put links at the bottom of this blog post for those who would like to start this series. I hope you enjoy it! I will be doing another Rigby Recommendation soon, so stay tuned!

Watch the episodes
Want more info? Click here!

Creepiest Songs from Video Games

   So as you're sitting in the dark, it's late, you're enjoying some gaming, then suddenly a very unsettling background music from your game starts to just suck the fun out of your late night gaming time. And now you're just sitting there, creeped out from this atmosphere.

    There are literally still some games with certain soundtracks that still make playing them really hard. Of course as music composers, their job is to set the mood for the gamer; giving the "scene" or location a certain vibe. And through playing many games, I have come across many many many super creepy levels or "locations" throughout games. I don't want to put them in any order of creepiness, cause I think overall, all of them are all uniquely creepy and different in their own way. So here are some creepy songs I've gathered from all sorts of games, just for you.

Animal Crossing : K.K. Dirge

Animal Crossing is one of those games you wouldn't expect much creepiness
to be lurking in. With it's cute characters, happy and colorful towns and just overall optimist vibe. But, as you attend the town's musician, K.K. Slider's concerts, you start to come across a bit of that unsettling feeling. One of the many songs K.K. plays for you is K.K. Dirge. A song which only can be described as dark, odd, out of place, and just overall really creepy. I'm not even sure why the song is among the many in this game, but one thing is for certain; I do not want it playing around me at night.
The Legends of Zelda Majora's Mask : Day Three
Now there are sooo many creepy Zelda songs throughout all the different Zelda
games, but as for overall creepy feelings, this one always gave me chills. In Majora's Mask, you are constantly on a timer (basically), and in the beginning of the game, your goal is to save a certain town. But, if you should fail within three days, the moon comes and kills you. The End. But within those three days, the town (Clocktown) has a little theme, which you can hear in this song, but as each day draws nearer, the creepier it becomes. And I think that's why it's so haunting to me because it meant time was running out, and it was overall pretty scary. (especially when you're ten).
Super Paper Mario : River Twygz Bed
Another one of those cute appearing games that suddenly shock you out of nowhere.
Now I'm sure we all understand the idea of most Mario games; play through many different areas, collect coins, sink into pipes, but never did I ever think of hearing something like this in any of the levels. River Twygz Bed is supposedly the underworld of the Mario game, and the fact that this is supposed to be the "Game Over" world, makes it all the more creepy.
Know any other creepy songs from the video game world? Comment some below!

Avengers Age of Ultron Review

       So, to start off, I really should let you all know I am a bit picky. But I have to withdraw my pickiness for later. For now though I shall give you what I thought of the film (fully). The film itself was very good, it was nice to see the Avengers all back together again especially after this huge gap of three years. The first Avengers film, made in 2012, was the big one everyone was waiting for. After all the films (The Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor) it was an amazing moment to finally see them all in one film fighting side by side.

      The second Avengers (Age of Ultron) definitely had an huge fanbase to make it reach 1 billion dollars at the box offices in just a few weeks. But did it reach the first Avenger film status? In my opinion, no. If I were to rate this film, I'd probably give it 3/5 stars.

     Now, why I gave it a 3 is simply because it was so boring. Unlike the first Avengers, this one was just predictable, slow paced, and just too full of dialogue and not nearly enough action. I won't describe any scenes but I just want to let you know there are far too many with just boring dialogue. Just a big boring ball of dialogue.

     Much like other films, characters sometimes begin to change as the series goes on. But for me, these "subtle" changes were just weird and in my opinion, not like the character at all. Again no addressing names or anything, but lets just say that romance is in the air, and it's a mismatch romance in my opinion.

     Another one of the things that bothered me (I'm sorry for my pickiness) is the fact that our favorite relationship between Black Widow and Hawkeye is no more. Again, no details, but that's the fact. That ship is no longer sailin.

       I really had more hope for this film, being that it was another Avengers film containing all these amazing actors and actresses. I really hope that Avengers Three will maybe lift this group back up to it's original high status. But for now, I'm a bit sad. Till next time!

Ultimate Fighting Team (collab)

       Rigby64: Blue
       Lyndsey: Green

                      Today, Lyndsey and I will be answering the ultimate question. A questions that every person has asked themselves, (or will ask after reading this blog post). Lyndsey and I will be answering:
"If you could have an ultimate fighting team conducted of two fictional characters (and yourself) who would be your team mates? And why."
These teams are created by each of us, conducting only ourselves, and two fictional characters from any film/ book/ or any other geek source. I will start off, and then we shall switch off, reviewing one character from our team at a time.

My mind could easily blow up if I over think this too much. Having an ultimate fighting team made up of literally any two characters (and yourself) is a huge and difficult decision. Through much deliberation, I have come to the conclusion of these two characters. First, is Legolas from the Lord of The Rings trilogy and Hobbit films.

With his accuracy in archery and his quick wit with defense, he would make an awesome team mate in combat. As an elf, his height would be handy for reaching things (cause I am short), and, his patience with others would be beneficial because with me, he'll need patience. His diverse language would be awesome to learn, and I think Legolas could play as a sort of leader to me; teaching me the Elvish language, archery, and basically all the necessities of being an elf. (And bonus points, he's beautiful). So overall, I think Legolas would definitely be my right hand man during combat, making him my first of two fictional characters for my ultimate fighting team.


Though I do adore Legolas, without doubt my first choice would be Vin. As the main protagonist in the epic Trilogy, Mistborn, by Brandon Sanderson, Vin is a force to be reckoned with. I think it's safe to say that with her at my side, the world would collapse before us. Aside from her capabilities as a Mistborn, Vin possesses a steely strength that is essential in any fight. She is human; yet with the abilities one might attach to a god. Vin is both vulnerable, and yet without weakness. Her only real foe is herself. 
Though I'm due for another re-read of Misborn, the most important thing from my recollection of Vin, is that she is powerful not just in body, but in heart. Her passion, wit, intellect, and consuming desire to protect those she cares for, pretty much make her the most epic heroine ever. I can't emphasize her positive attributes enough!

 Now I knew for this final choice, my last member of my team had to be smart.
With Legolas having the skills as a true archer and a big piece of the fighting part of my team, I had to pick someone who was either rich, smart, or quick witted. This was difficult and I leaned toward many heroes such as, Batman, Severus Snape, and Indiana Jones. But, I came to the conclusion of the mastermind himself, Loki Laufeyson.

I felt sort of bad picking him since he's one of my constant go-to characters, but the more I thought about him and all his positive factors he contains, the more I wanted him for my team. Looking back at his previous Avenger encounters, he was able to manipulate and trick all of them. Not only that, but he was able to live through Captain America's shield blast, Iron Man's shots, Hulk's beating, and literally every fall and explosion. He also is a master of illusions, he's the son of a frost giant, raised by Asguardians, and he's the god of mischief. Though his fighting skills are not as quick and as powerful as Legolas's, I knew Loki could uphold the brains of my team.

For my final choice, I've decided upon Vlad, from Dracula untold. Not only is he drop dead beautiful, but he doesn't score too bad in the 'I can crush whole villages in my sleep' area either. From the moment I saw the movie I knew Vlad would go down in my mental book as one of my favorite characters. It's for this reason, as well as many others, that he is my immediate go to for this challenge. Being a vampire, he is on a level akin to Vin. He is one of the few people I feel would actually compliment her skills, rather than be intimidated by them.  Also, his desire to do what is right so great that he is willing to compromise his own comforts in order to fulfill it.

We hope you have enjoyed this collaboration, and look forward to seeing you in our next post!