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My Cowboy Bebop Cast

Posted in Videos! with tags , , , on 07/28/2016 by McCutcheon

If a live-action adaption of this insanely good gateway anime were made, this is who I would pick. Sorry, but Keanu’s ship has long sailed…

And since this is never gonna happen, might as well dream of what could be. That’s all life is anyway, right…?

Side note: Bigger actors were named for this because unknowns that would be perfect are…unknown.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Anime

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , , , on 10/29/2014 by McCutcheon

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Ever had an interest in anime? No? I’m impressed you made it this far.

But for those of you who have been intrigued by these big eyed, spikey haired cartoons yet have never known where to start, I’m here to help.

You could call me an enthusiast because  I’d be far from a connoisseur which is why this is the perfect article for you. Below are a few top notch shows or films to help you not only get started, but really have an idea of the kind of stories and themes you’ll come across. It’s scary, I know, but we can get through this together. You won’t have to complain about the same rebranded crap Hollywood makes because you’ve got an entirely new medium at your disposal.

There’s only nine listed, as this isn’t meant to be a top ten. Continue reading

MBTI: Spike Spiegel- ISTP

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , on 09/18/2014 by McCutcheon

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What could sum up the entire character of the Cowboy Bebop protagonist isn’t even in the series itself, but what was said about the creation of Spike Spiegel’s name. Said producers of the show in the complex and highly complicated route they took in coming up with it- “It sounded cool.”

Spike’s lifestyle is one that affords him a simultaneous rush and laziness, which couldn’t be better suited to fit the ISTP lifestyle. Don’t confine them to a chair and computer, but don’t expect them to be searching for a rush 24/7 either.

Actually, just expect them to do whatever they feel like doing at the moment, which could also describe Spike pretty well. Continue reading

MBTI: Shinji Ikari- INFP

Posted in MBTI Idealists, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , , on 06/04/2014 by McCutcheon

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If you’re looking to have your senses and mind wipe the mental floor like a mop, drenched out, hung to dry, and then dunked again, look no further than Neon Genesis Evangelion.

If you’re looking for an INFP protagonist, look no further than Shinji, the cry baby who will save us all (hopefully). Continue reading

American Movies Could Learn a Thing or Two from Anime

Posted in Whatever with tags , , , on 08/21/2012 by McCutcheon

Growing up, I remember seeing quick flashes of Japanese cartoon in music videos or in the apartments of the hackers in film. I think even in Hackers (1995) this happens. Probably in one of the scenes that crappy grunge/techno music plays while they…y’know…hack. I remember growing up and being a little creeped out by it, the various miscellaneous screaming faces that seemed to come with the territory of anime. Every one in the shows and movies seemed to be drawn with a weird amount of detail, i.e., veins in neck, veins drawn in the eyes and always seemed to be stressed out and angry. Being that the X-Men animated series grew up watching was almost too much for my eight year old brain to comprehend, Anime was left alone.

This was also true for the first couple years in my teens. I’d thought similar things about the cartoons that I had as a kid, while a girlfriend in my later years summed up the feeling I’d had then perfectly; “Anime? Oh you mean those Japanese cartoons where people who watch them wear cat ears and draw all the time?”

I just…No. Just no.

Adult Swim aired in 2001 and had begun airing many of the cartoons that eventually led to my interest in 2004, when I first laid eyes…on Cowboy Bebop. Continue reading

5 Properties that Should NEVER be Movies

Posted in Top 5 Lists with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 06/19/2012 by McCutcheon

Let’s be honest. Unless the world ends sometime very, very soon, your favorite ‘whatever’ will be made into a movie. Book, show, video game, whatever. It will be made into a movie even if it’s not called by it’s own name. No Smallville movie, no, but Superman has seen his share of screen time. No Law & Order but c’mon- there’s a million crime/thrillers already. Alan Moore deemed Watchmen (2009) unfilmable, but bam, we’ve had it for three years now.

Based on the fact that comic book movies aren’t going away and there are a hundred thousand (the exact number) other propeties to be mined, rest assured, what you love will eventually be molested by Hollywood’s grubby little fingers. Or made love to, it’s a split decision. I don’t want to act as though Hollywood does nothing justice. Dark Knight of course is the greatest example, while plenty of others get their due.

Could anyone have done Sherlock Holmes (2008) the way Guy Ritchie delivered it? Could anyone have gotten ahold of Daredevil (2003) and made it as awesome as Ben Affleck did? That last sentence was a terrible joke and I’m sorry I typed it, but in all honesty, Daredevil is part of the reason I’m writing this. Such a great character with basic, creative plots, and we get a cross eyed Ben Affleck making kissy-face with his future wife.

This was supposed to be my favorite character brought to life, using his crazy senses, flipping off buildings and throwing rapists through glass windows in bars, not picking out his next wife.

But for better or worse, the next properties mentioned ultimately remain untouched. Mostly. I bring them to light not to say that Hollywood couldn’t make them in one way or another- but that they just shouldn’t. Continue reading