Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Jason's Gallery - Prayers for a Princess: A Carrie Fisher Tribute


I know I did say I am on a short break, but I stop by to drop this off because Shinigami has ripped out my childhood and stump that sucker flat. I forgot to mention that the other reason why I am not posting much is because of the fact that 2016 has become Death's favorite year with all the deaths of those who are actors, musicians, heroes and so forth. And this one death is more painful than all the rest. Here is my thoughts on the death of one, the only, Carrie Fisher.


(Taken from Deviantart)

It seems that 2016 has become much sadder and heartbreaking than last year when it comes to the death of famous people, when Shinigami (aka Death) comes for their souls and rip our childhood and nostalgia into two. From Gene Wilder to Prince, David Bowie, John Glenn, Susan Aceron (Why do voice actors get left out of the obituaries and tributes, I'll never know), Alan Thicke, and George Michael. But, no death is more painful and heartbreaking than the lost of Princess Leia herself, Carrie Fisher.

The daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher was born in Hollywood royalty, figuratively and quite literally. Even though she appeared in other movies like Shampoo (her movie debut), The Blues Brothers and When Harry Met Sally, and later in life became a best-selling author, with such books as her latest and last one, The Princess Diarist, Carrie was forever immortalized as the very character from the Star Wars series, Princess Leia Organa. From wearing cinnamon buns for hair to wearing the slave girl outfit in Return of the Jedi, Leia was no mere damsel in distress. This was one princess you don't want to mess with (Tell that to Jabba the Hutt). But, even though she wanted to go do bigger and better things (being an author is one of them), she couldn't get away from being Princess Leia, for she did reprise her role for The Force Awakens. And although the shooting of Episode VIII was complete, Episode IX is up in the air because of what happened.

Just like Alan Thicke and George Michael, she died of a heart attack and no amount of Bayer aspirin (and lots of praying) couldn't save her. So the next time you see a ticker that reads "Stable Condition" in quotation marks, that's the doctor's way of saying "Critical, but stable." But, was she more critical than stable, or more stable than critical when she had her heart attack? Can't they make up their minds which condition they want her most?! She leaves behind not only her legacy, but also her own child, Billie Lourd.

Losing Carrie Fisher is like losing a part of my childhood. And the sands in hourglass is still pouring out because I am missing out. And the more people I want to meet die, the more time lost for me and my dreams and goals will all be in vain.

Anyway, my fanart is tribute and prayer to a princess who is lost to us, because the God of Death wants good people to suffer while the bad ones get away scot-free. And if you are wondering why Leia has bangs around her buns, it is because she had bangs in the Star Wars manga (no joke, she really had bangs in the manga). And as I pray for her passage to the afterlife, Lightsaber at hand, my seashell cross, which I usually wear around my neck, is on my arm, as I pray. I take death and prayers very seriously, but the latter doesn't always work (mostly it does work, but not always).

Let's just hope and pray that 2017 doesn't end up like 2016. I don't want Shinigami taking anymore lives like that and make 60 years old the new 90, even those who are still young.

Godspeed, Carrie Fisher, and May the Force be with you.

Carrie Frances Fisher
(October 21, 1956 - December 27, 2016)

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Dwelling in the Crossroads about Friendship! The Rekka Dragon takes a short break until after New Year's!

Hey there, Toonsters.

   Sorry, I haven't post so much this month. I was going to a difficult phase right now. Let's just say I am dwelling in the crossroads when it comes to friendship. Ever since I have since The Flash episode, Killer Frost, I haven't been the same, especially questioning friendship as a whole. Seeing Cisco wanting to threaten Barry with physical violence after Barry messing up the space/time continuum, causing his brother, Dante, to die in the new timeline, breaks my heart, especially their friendship is falling apart. After watching it and seeing their friendship slowly implode, made me think about a few things.

For instance, when Henry "Tirek" Schleiff destroyed the Hub and replaced it with Discovery Family and using the brony fanbase as bargaining chips for their edutainment nonsense, I feel that they are buying up friendship like stock. It's like I have gotten nothing after learning about friendship from the ponies. It is like I felt betrayed by the very ponies I trusted. Since that time, I have learned the hard way that friendship is NOT always magic.

Then, after think back on both scenarios, I think to myself, would it happen to my friends if I did something stupid and brazen that would end our friendship on the spot? Just like that.

So, because of this, I have decided to take a short break, at least until after New Year's. This does not mean it's the end of the ACF. Until I get back, Stefan will run things. I know he will do a good job. Like he said, I can't do this alone. I need all the help I can get. And that's what friendship is all about. So until then, stay frosty, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas

Wanna wish Everyone,Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

See Ya,Space Cowboys in 2017!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Toon Ninja Reviews - Avatar: The Last Airbender: Final Part - The Conclusion (ft. Ryo of the Wildfire)

Talk about a close shave, Ryo.

Ryo: Tell me about it. Jadeite is no joke. But, I'll get him next time. Him and his master.

Yeah, with all of this aside, I think it's time to finish up this review. I am exhausted.

Ryo: Knock youself out, Jay.

*White Blaze nods*

Aside from some bad episodes, a subplot left open (at least until you read the graphic novel), and not to mention that poor excuse of an adaptation, Avatar: The Last Airbender is no doubt one of the best action cartoons in all of animation. With its strong voice cast, old and new, strong mythology, awesome action, soothing and powerful music and a storyline that transcends generations, this is one cartoon that is considered to be legendary. So legendary, Mike & Bryan decided to do the sequel series, The Legend of Korra, which continues the Avatar story, but with the focus on its main hero, Korra and her version of Team Avatar. The show had so much promise and potential, unfortunately, leave to the real life villains, known as corrupt corporate executives, to do some executive meddling and screw this show over, especially making it web based for the time being and all that. But that story is for another time. Bottom line, if it's action you seek, along with drama, philosophy, comedy and so forth, Avatar: The Last Airbender is the show for you. Stay Flamey-O, my friends!

Wow-wee, what a long review. I haven't done such a longer blogging session since my Sailor Moon Retrospective.

Ryo: Yeah, that is exausting.

*Jason chuckles*

Ryo: So, what you doing now?

Well, I am going to take a break from the reviewing and focus on my writing and movie making. It may be long but all the work I do, will be well-rewarded. You see, I am doing a crossover story with you, Sailor Moon and most of the cast of the Dead or Alive series, including one subplot involving you and your romance with the runaway shinobi, Kasumi.

Ryo: Wow! Sounds great. Sounds promising. Let me know when it is done.

Believe me, it will be as epic and sweet like the Aang/Katara relationship. Trust me.

Ryo: I know it will.

*Ryo smiles*

*Jason smiles back*

Ryo: Well, I gotta get going now.

Where are you going, Ryo?

Ryo: To see if I can find the ninja clan my father originated from.

Wow, that's a big mystery there.

Ryo: Indeed. You stay out of trouble, okay?

I will Ryo. You too, White Blaze.

*White Blaze purrs and nods*

*Ryo nods and walks off; White Blaze follows Ryo*

*Jason waves goodbye to Ryo and White Blaze*

Later...

*Jason dreams of a Ryo/Kasumi relationship, ala the final scene from of Sozin's Comet: Avatar Aang*

(The Avatar's Love plays)

*Ryo, in his subarmor, stands at a nearby cliff, afar from the hidden village of the Mugen Tenshin at sunset. Kasumi, in her white and pink ninja outfit, comes out and stands next to Ryo. Ryo and Kasumi looks at each other and Kasumi blushes while Ryo smiles back at her. Ryo and Kasumi hugged each other after all the suffering they have both been through. Then, as they looked at the sunset, they turned to each other, and then, without any hesitation, she passionately kisses Ryo. As Ryo and Kasumi rebraced passionately, the cherry blossoms fly around them.

*Pans towards Ryo and Kasumi, into the sky*

終: THE END

(Avatar: The Last Airbender: Sozin's Comet end credits play)

Friday, December 16, 2016

Jason's Gallery - Lynn Minmei: Pop Superstar!


Here we have an image of the famed pop princess of the stars from Robotech (or if you are into the original Macross), Lynn Minmei! And contrary to what some people say about her, especially in her role in the love triangle between her, Rick Hunter and Lisa Hayes, I always find Minmei cute and fun to see, especially her singing. Her singing does sound like bells ringing. GET IT!

Anyway, here's to Minmei, who helped bring the Zentradi to their knees and the person who voiced her.

Happy Birthday, Rebecca Forstadt aka Reba West!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Part Time

After careful reconsideration,I've decided to keep posting on this blog. However,it will only be on a part-time basis and my posts won't be all that major.

I really wanna help my good buddy,Jason aka RekkaDragonJay,fight the good fight and to help him succeed in his crusade.

Jase,You will Never fight alone.