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My Most Slept On Movie List

8.)A monster in Paris

A French animation with songs that rivals those of the mouse.I was very surprised with what the movie gave me (story wise) especially after they purposefully trick you with the title.Cute and surprising a great animation for those who want animation and song beyond disney.

7.)Attack the Block

Alien invasion in a hood in London.I love science fiction but one of it’s biggest flaws is a lack of represenation of POC. Also this was my introduction to a young John Boyega. It has an unlikely cast of heros who although saving the world will probably never get credit for it.

6.)Meet the Robinsons

A movie that probably hasn’t been watched by many. It revolves around the subject I like my animations to have a good concept of, Family. In this case a kid who wants a family. A heart warming story with a message that can speak to anyone.

5.)Atlantis:The Lost Empire

All I can really tell you is to watch it. I have my own ideals for why it isn’t insanely popular, but no proof.A brilliant feat of Disney engineering and is totally worth watching.

4.)Sky Crawlers

Is my favorite Japanese movie that I found randomly at the library one day. It doesn’t seem bleak until you get to the end and realize the way in which our main characters are being used to sway the masses.

3.)Dark City

One of my favorite  science fiction movies of all time. Revolving around a city of perpetual darkness and dealing with idea of humanity and identity.It’s about noir styled film that’s beautiful and unforgettable.

2.)Mirror Mask

Unlike number one this was not a major release and unlike many of the others on this list, it’s a little harder to find. It’s a younger sister to Jim Henson’s Labyrinth, but Henson studio did a great job to create a new world.It’s a movie that balances between  Tim Burton dark and Christopher Nolan dark.It gives you a girl a coming of age story while adding elements of fantasy and her imagination.

1.)John Carter

Number one not because it’s my favorite but because it deserves to be a cult classic but isn’t for some reasons.It’s an amazing action movie.

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Blerd Life · Gamers Unite · TheGamerVault · Uncategorized

Titles that I want for my 3DS 2.0

So I recelntly just reknew my Gamestop promembership and you know what that means if you buy two games you get one free.But there are so many games I want and I thought I would compile a list of every game that I want.

Soul Bubbles(about the same everywhere)

Lock´s Quest(about the same everywhere)

Docomodake BOING!(Gamestop)

Fantasy Life(About the same everywhere)

Mario Bros :Bowsers Inside Story(Amazon)

LOZ:Spirit Tracks(about the same honestly)

999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors(Cheaper on Gamestop but with $6 extra you could buy it new from Amazon)

Advance Weapons Duel Strike(About the same but don´t pay over 27 for it)

Final Fantasy Tactic A2(Amazon, save money)

Hotel Dusk( $10  used Gamestop, $10+ used Amazon)

Fire Emblem Echoes:Shadows of Valentina(Basically $40 everywhere)

Metroid Samus Returns(New game expensive everyone)

Radiant Historia($25 New Amazon, $20 Used Gamestop)

Kid Icarus: Uprising(About the same everywhere)

Dragon Quest V:The Heavenly Bride(Cheaper on Gamestop but with $6 extra you could buy it new from Amazon)

LOZ:Phantom Hourglass (Amazon)

Bravely Default(Amazon is way cheaper)

Final Fantasy IV (Amazon)

LOZ:Ocarina of Time(same price everywhere honestly $20)

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow(Gamestop)

Pokemon Conquest(Amazon)

Shin Megami Tensei IV(Amazon $20 New)

Fire Emblem Conquest($20 Digital  becauae I own Birthright)

Xenoblade Chronicles (EXPENISVE EVERWHERE)

Games that are in Bold are 3ds, italicized is on both systems.I do realize that this is a lot of money in games,but what I really am trying to do is set up the ultimate Nintendo Library.

2.0 I added which store Gamestop or Amazon which is cheaper or the better deal.I don´t  have all the prices on here.I will do a 3.0 but after all this research I´m tired.

-BlerdLikeMe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My favorite things about SOFA 2017

S.O.F.A. stands for Salón del Ocio y la Fantasía. This is a general nerd who likes everything but even if you´re a specific kind like only science fiction or anime.They had something for everyone.

6.)Take a DJ class.

So I didn´t go up to him because my Spanish is trash.But how many  cons give you the oppurtunity for you to learn to be a DJ???

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5.)Stuff

Well there are a lot of things that they had.It was nice to have

 

 

Shout out to the shop Bric A Brac in Bogota who let me put down my giangantic bag to find pins that I wanted.Their people where super nice.

 

4.)All the different rooms.So this was held in the Conferia in Bogota which has multiple gigantic two story rooms.There were four vendors room a gaming room,an anime room,visual ,kid,not to mention other rooms that were used for a lolita fashion show,a cosplay pannel,and for things such as archery.It was nice to have all these things under one roof.

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3.)Tagging

So it was just really nice to see nerd tags it was amazing.

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2.)Martial Arts and Sports

Unlike any other con I have been to.This con had skateboarding,scouts(it´s co-ed here),unicycling,tent pitching, archery, taekwondo, and judo.Oh did I mention dog training yeah,these are things everyone should do at cons.

 

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1.)I got to play Star Wars:Trials on Tatooine Demo with Steam VR.

So if you don´t know this is a total VR Star Wars video games.Now let me tell you something I was slightly not wanting to do this becusae I didnt want to pay for but I spent the little 15,000 pesos for it was amazing.

I got to be a Jedi for a couple of mintues.It was only a two part demo but it was great.

I was totally was planning on buying this game at home. that was until I went to Gamestop and saw that the VR will cost you around 600 USD.

 

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Neo Yokio:A Synopsis

The council is out and there are only two opinions on this.

LOVE or HHHHHAAATTTTTTTEEEEE.

The people that hate it find it pretentious the people who love it think it´s funny and great.

What´s the show about?

In an alternate universe, Neo Yokio becomes the most envious city in the world.But during the 18th century, it is was attacked by demons.The major found peasant exorcist who normally exorcises rats and made a deal to exchange citizens for getting rid of the demons. The descendants of these exorcist have become part of Neo Yokios high society and are called ¨Magistocrats¨.

Our main character is Kaz Kaan.

The newest generation of Magistocrat and all I can say is the guy needs to chill and a new girlfriend. You could describe him as melancholy or I just like to call him emo with style. He has just broken up with his girlfriend and is the kind of person who would use ¨exetenial dread¨ in a sentence. Aside from trying to the number one on Neo Yokio´s bachelor’s board, we follow him on his jobs as a magistrate. Unlike his friends, his position as an elite member of society depends on him doing his job. Which kind of stops him from enjoying the life of the rich and famous.

My feelings

Ok so at first Jaden´s voice was killing me, and a lot of people have given him flack about it. But I think that there is something a lot of people forget.There are people who sound like that. People who just sound bored at all times. I just love his character. For example, after pouting for weeks prior to episode one his friends ask him to go to a field hockey game and this is his answer:

¨Sorry guys I can barely navigate the hellish vortex between breakfast and dinner let alone the labyrinth of the field hockey field¨

Second quote

His Aunt:¨Don´t you have a watch?¨

Kaz:¨Who cares what time it is when the future is interminable abyss of wackness¨

I loved the way his character is written, he´s that one emo kid we all know if they grew up with millions of dollars. But who I really love is Helena.

Helena´s designer suit is possessed and after that, she´s not feeling the life she lived or the life that Kaz´s life.She was a fashion blogger but now she doesn´t see a point in fashion, expensive clothes or parties. She has become an anti-social. And Kaz cannot understand her anymore, how could anyone not care about fashion.

Why I like it:

Our main character is a Black Socialite.

Think for a second about shows about socialites, for example, gossip girl. How many can you name with a single black main character who was rich, let alone the primary character? It´s quite dismal, so this was nice to see.Kaz is interesting I love his banter and character.Did I mention he likes to sit beside his tombstone when he´s sad?Yeah has it already and likes to go there, morbid I know but I like it. Helena is a breath of fresh air when realizing how self-absorbed all the other characters are within their world of high society.As far as other characters banter it´s mostly good though I will admit there are a bit too many yo´s, B´s,and Bros for me.But I would also be lying if I said I didn´t know anyone who talked like that, so I´m torn.Where is the thin line between pandering vs real life, and who draws it?

As far as family goes, the dynamic of his family is quite interesting he´s the only person of color we´ve met in his family. Though I think we will always know which member of his family are closely related because of the hair. Kaz like the stereotypical main character of most Asian based serious has the brightest biggest hair, light purple twist/braids. It´s kind of hard to tell which it is.

There is only six episode and we get to see him in, but I like it wouldn´t put it on my favorite but the quotes are amazing and very meme-worthy. The ironic thing about it is knowing the character and that Jaden is the exact opposite in real life.

I wouldn´t say it´s my favorite but I would be lying if I say I
didn´t enjoy it.

colombia · Nerd Life · Uncategorized

3 Nerdy things I miss while living in Colombia

3.)No Comic Book Stores

So this is the same thing that I found in Korea.Although it´s much easier to find American comics.

The only difference is when I do find the comics are so expensive, I often don´t buy them. Prices for any imports here are often inflated. At the same time when you find a sale on English books. You will often pay only a fraction of the original price. That´s also a big IF, some popular comic aren´t going on sale.

But I miss brick-and-mortar shops, they´re like a second home.

 

2.)Cheap/Used Video Games

Now, this isn´t specific to the U.S., Japan to me had the best market for used games, but here´s there is only one way to buy a game.

…NEW…

And I don´t know if I mentioned this but,  all electronics here are really expensive. The games here are the same region as the U.S., but I can´t afford to buy anything. The price for one recently released 3DS game is the equivalent of half my rent…

… so …

Here´s an example. The Switch is more than I make in a month, and double the minimum wage.

1.)Gundams and Mecha

Now one of my favorite things to do is buy Gundams and build them, this is called Gunpla. It´s one of my favorite hobbies. I picked it up while living in Korea. Now I´m not talking about the ones that you just buy and display, I´m talking about the ones you build. You have pieces, instructions, and it ones of my favorite way to spend my free time. It´s like building model cars but cooler. And they just don´t exist here. Now I do have one mech with me to build(that´s how much I love it), but I´m gonna wait till the right moment.

Gundam: These are giant robots manned by a person. Think about the movies such as Pacific Rim.Also think about the Megazord from MMPR.

Mech(a): Mechs are any kind of man operated robot, that doesn´t come from the gundam franchise. So examples are Neon Gensis Evangeleon, Power Rangers,Pacific Rim etc etc.

Thanks for listening,

BlerdLikeMe

Game Synopsis · Gamers Unite · Uncategorized

Ghost Trick:Synopsis

 

You wake up and there´s only one thing you are aware of…

And that´s that you´re dead.

And you only have one night to solve your murder. Tomorrow morning you will disappear. But that´s ok, you have powers called Ghost Trick. You have the power to manipulate items and if someone dies you can go back four minutes in time to save them.

The only caveat is, you can´t save yourself.

Not to mention the fact that you have no idea who you are or whom to trust. Nothing is as simple as it appears, and as you help others and search for your murderer, you come to realize how deep this rabbit hole really is.

Will you solve your murder or disappear?

The choice is yours

 

Blerd Life · colombia · Conventions · Uncategorized

MegaCon Armenia,Colombia – a review

My first convention in Colombia.

Let’s start off by saying this, I am treating this convention as a solo entity. I recently realized that almost every convention I’ve been to happens to be one of the biggest in that country, or it’s somewhere in the top 10 there.

So first off let’s talk about who this convention for … …. TEENAGERS.

Now that’s a not a bad thing,I’m just not one anymore.

But you know what I did notice, those kids looked exactly how me and my friends did in high school. Punk, buttons, anime T-shirts,buying posters,plushies and pocky, those kids were us.
Now if I were to be honest, I only stayed for like 10 minutes.

I got bored.

Why…

Well I’m a vendor/artist/panel kind of women. I can spend hours going through artist alleies deciding what jewelry,comics and random things to buy.There just wasn’t an artist alley, But there were  a couple of vendors and video game competitions.

So as far as this con goes, it’s a good place for teenagers here to meet others with similar interest. It was small, but for the audience it was perfect  .

So out of seven Dragon balls it  gets a two.

Why?

Well, the convention would have gotten a four D.B. ,if it hadn’t been for one guy at the door,not letting me leave when I wanted to.

I understand only so many can come in at once but ,you know what makes that easier, people leaving.

It was small but enjoyable.

~blerdlikeme

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The no Switch Life

The Switch is officially out, and guess who doesn´t have it?

That would be me.

Now you probably wondering why. Well first off, I´m poor. Secondly I´m poor and currently living in Colombia. All my savings went toward gettting myself here, and the little bit I have in stocks, are going to stay there. Everyone that I know that loves Nintendo has it, and well now I´m inspired. What I´m going to do is, play through my Nintedo Library.

I made sure that before I left the country, that I would have some of the best games ever released on the Nintendo DS. I knew I wouldnt have a way to buy games(region lock) while I was here, so I made sure I had enough to last me for ,well …. ….

IDK honestly it depends on how I play.

I´ve honestly been way to busy to play since I´ve been here… …Ok well let´s say Netflix has taken over my free time. I  am now going to dedicate minimum one hour a week to my Nintendo library in the hopes that I will beat every game that I have.

The game I going to start off with is probably my least favorite of my favorite series:

Majora´s Mask

Ok, don´t hate me but I didn´t play it as a kid so I´m coming at it without my Nostalgia Glasses, and this whole ¨rewind every three days¨ thing is irritating. But I bought it at full price…so I´m going to finish it.

Video Games are life,

BlerdLikeMe

Blerd Life · Nerd Life · Nintendoland · Uncategorized

My Nintendo DS Collection

As it is it seems like the 3ds will soon be gone with the coming of the Switch, but that won’t stop me.I’ll keep collecting games as long as there are fun ones to play.

American Collection:

Brain Age^2

Bravely Second

Code Name Steam

Chrono Trigger

Digimon DigimonWorld DS

Dragon Quest:Sentinels of the Starry Skies IX

Drawn to Life

Elite Beat Agents

Etrian Odyssey IV:Legend of the Titans

Final Fantasy: Echoes of Time

Fire Emlbelme Awakening

Fire Emblem Fates:Birthright

Ghost Trick

Golden Sun:Dark Dawn

Legend of Zelda:Link’s Awakening

Legend of Zelda:A Link Between Worlds

Legend of Zelda:Majora’s Mask

Mario and Luigi:Parners in Time

Monster Hunter 4:Ultimate

Persona Q:Shadows of Labryinth

Picross 3D

Pokemon Heart Gold

Pokemon Moon

Pokemon X

Prince of Persia

Professor Layton:Diabolic Box

Rhythm Heaven

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2

Super Princess Peach

The World Ends With You

Japanese Collection:

Ash:Archaic Sealed Heat

Dragon Quest:Moster Joker

Final Fantasy: Chocobo Tale

NinoKuni

One Piece: Gear Spirit

Pokemon Heart Gold

Pokemon Soul Silver

Quiz Magic Academy

Time Hollow

 

Korean Collection

Ragnarok

I’ll eventually have a chance to review them all, but I’m not there yet.

~BlerdLikeMe