Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth-Complete Edition (Preview)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to preview Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth-Complete Edition for the Nintendo SWITCH. This game is scheduled to be released this Friday, October 18, 2019. This game consists of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth and it’s sequel Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth-Hacker’s Memory.

 

The main cast of characters in Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth-Complete Edition are Takumi/Ami Aiba (Gender: Male/Female “choice of gender”)(Digimon partner: Hagurumon-Virus, Machine type/Palmon-data, Plant type/Terriermon-Vaccine, Beast type “choice of partner Digimon”),

 

Kyoko Kuremi (Gender: Female)(Digimon partner: Alphamon-Vaccine, Royal Knight),

 

Nokia Shiramine (Gender: Female)(Digimon partners: WarGreymon-Vaccine, Dragon type/MetalGarurumon-Data, Android type/Omnimon-Vaccine, Royal Knight “WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon merged together”),

 

Arata Sanada (Gender: Male)(Digimon partner: Keramon-Virus, Unknown type),

 

Yuuko Kamishiro (Gender: Female)(Digimon partner, Samudramon-Virus, Dragon type) and Keisuke Amasawa (Gender: Male)(Digimon partner: Gotsumon-Data, Rock type/Betamon-Virus, Amphibian type/Tentomon-Vaccine, Insect type “choice of partner Digimon”).

 

In conclusion, I found this game to truly celebrate the entire Digimon Story game franchise to its highest degree of praises and honors.

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Jeff’s Gallery: “Lord” Timothy Dexter

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only known image of Lord Timothy Dexter, probably America’s luckiest idiot. from thevintagenews.com. Nice hat by the way

Some days we try hard to archive our goals but fail. Other days were trying hard and succeed. And sometimes we just wing it and hope Lady Luck is in a good mood and BAM! We hit the jackpot. However, as anyone who has spent a long time in Las Vegas would understand, we never know when or even if that will ever happen. After all, if we could control it, it won’t be “luck” after all. So how is it that a total bumpkin became one of the most successful businessmen in the early United States? I have no idea.

 

“Lord” Timothy Dexter was born in Malden, Massachusetts on January 22, 1748. He had very little schooling and worked as a farm laborer when he was eight years old and an apprentice leather-dresser at sixteen. In 1769, he moved to Newburyport and married a wealthy widow named Elizabeth Frothingham. He did not get along with the social elite of the time and they often gave bad business advice to discredit him and destroy his fortune.

 

Probably under the advice of others, Timothy imported items that were obviously worthless for the chosen area. He tried to sell warming pans (used to warm bed sheets in cold nights) and mittens to the West Indies but surprisingly made a profit off both as the ship captain sold off the pans as ladles for molasses and the mittens to Chinese merchants who sold then to Siberia. He also shipped coal to Newcastle upon Tyne, England, a major coal mining industry, just in time for a miners’ strike, Bibles to the non-Christian East Indies just before a religious revival erupted (one he may have helped start) and cats to the Caribbean, right before a major rat infestation broke out. He also hoarded whalebone (baleen) and ended up monopolizing the business. Whalebone was the plastic of its day used for anything from corsets to buggy whips. Say what you wish about the whaling industry today but keep in mind there was a need for material.  

A couple of classic warming pans. Fill them with hot coals, slip them under the bed and be cozy for the night. Image from invaluable.com

He became rich enough to buy a couple ships and  started a small export business of his own.  Dexter’s wealth took another surprising rise around the Revolutionary War, when he bought an enormous amount of then worthless Continental Currency. When the US won the war and he became one of the richest men in early America! Was it dumb luck or was he secretly a business genius?

 

However despite, or perhaps because, of his unexpected successes and probably also of his simple nature, high society rarely socialized with him. Instead he copied it to the point he was probably an unintended caricature of the upper class. He made friends with all kinds of local characters instead including a fortune teller and an amateur poet who Timothy had write bad poems about him.  He did all kinds of things to impersonate European nobility including giving himself the title “Lord” and bought a large lavish mansion which he overly decorated in the most tasteless fashion. It had a cupola with a golden eagle on the top, curtains that once belonged to a Queen of France, Muslim minarets, an empty mausoleum for himself (we will get to more of that later) and at least to forty statues in his garden of famous people. His collection including Adam and Eve, George Washington and other Founding Fathers, Napoleon, Louis XVI, William Pitt, “Motherly Love,” and even two of himself which had “I am the First in the East and First in the West,” and “I am the Greatest Philosopher in the Western World,”  inscribed on them. His statue collection alone probably cost more then he spent on the house. There was also his massive library he barely ever read.  Living in it was described as living in a brothel, maybe the spiritual forerunner of the Playboy Manson in a way. Expect long nights of heavy drinking, women and doing things you’re glad to not remember in the morning (but maybe secretly glad you did them!)

 

He also was said to have sent notice to Washington D.C. to make himself  king of America, or at lest Chester, New Hampshire. He was very upset to have been denied.

Unfortunately his relationship with his wife and children also started to wane. He told people that his wife died and the woman they met in the house was her ghost. His temper could be pretty nasty as well. Lord Dexter once even held a mock funeral at the mausoleum where 3,000 people showed up and served expensive alcohol. Even though his family was in on the joke, he beat his wife with a cane for not mourning enough. Another time he threatened a sculptor with his long rifle over if Thomas Jefferson was author of the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution. The sculptor was right (Declaration of Independence) but was smart enough to not argue with his armed employer’s opinion anyway.  He was not much of a father apparently as his son was said to be a fat, lazy bully. Still he was said to be very charitable especially with friends and supporters.

some clips of Lord Dexter’s magnum opus. I keep imagining it sounding like I have marbles in my mouth when reading this. images from barnsandnoble.com, top-opinion.com and interstellar-superunkown.blogspot.com

When Timothy was about fifty, he wrote a book on philosophy entitled, “A Pickle for the Knowing Ones or Plain Truth in a Homespun Dress.” The book was known for having Horabl speLkin an RitEen as one sent ance wif rAndom KapiTLizaTonn. He first started handing them out for free but were in such high demand that it sold eight editions. Due to complaints of lack of punctuation he published another edition with a page with nothing but commas, periods, and other punctuation that the reader may “peper and solt as it as they plese.”

Lord Timothy Dexter died for real on October 23, 1806. Instead of his mausoleum he is buried in his family plot in the Old Hill Burying Ground of Newport. His house still stands but is still a privet residence and its famous stature garden has been destroyed storms. Rebuilding the collection would be an interesting project to increase tourism but may decrees the property value and be to expensive. Dexter’s book is still available to read online, if you can follow it.

I never studied architecture, but I do find these mansions fascinating; especially ones of the rich and overly creative. image from        ancestoryarchives.com

Super Mario Bros. (Movie)(Review)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the movie Super Mario Bros. This movie was first released on May 28, 1993.

 

In the beginning of the movie, the meteorite that hit the Earth 65 million years ago caused our reality to split into two separate, parallel dimensions. The first of the two dimensions is the one where we reside and the other one is where surviving dinosaurs in fact evolved into human forms reside (the dinosaur’s dimension is comprised of one city that is surrounded by miles of endless desert).

 

In this movie, Mario & Luigi (the Mario Brothers) travel to the dimension where the dinosaurs reside in order rescue Princess Daisy as well as defeat the evil Koopa (a T-Rex in human form) who intends to conquer the Mario Brothers’ dimensions as well as devolve the entire human race into monkeys.

 

The main cast of characters in this movie are Bob Hoskins as Mario,

John Leguizamo as Luigi,

Samantha Mathis as Princess Daisy and Dennis Hopper as President Koopa.

 

In conclusion, I found this movie to be a miraculous achievement in turning something as classic as a Super Mario video game into a live-action movie version of itself. Thus it goes to show you, if you in fact truly believe then anything is in fact possible.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Turtles in Time (Review)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Turtles in Time. This movie was first released on March 19, 1993.

 

The story-setting for this movie takes place two years after the events of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secrets of the Ooze while mostly centering in Japan circa 1603 (Feudal Era).

 

In this movie, April O’Neil is unexpectedly pulled through time to Feudal Japan via an ancient scepter which the TMNT must now use to follow after her in order to bring her and themselves home. While in Feudal Japan, they assist a rebellion in their fight against the warmongering Daimyo, Lord Norinaga.

 

The cast of characters in this movie are Leonardo (Turtle)(weapons: Twin Katanas),

Donatello (Turtle)(weapon: Bo Staff),

Raphael (Turtle)(weapons: Twin Sai),

Michaelangelo (Turtle)(weapons: Twin Nunchucks),

Master Splinter (Rat),

April O’Neil (Human)(Reporter),

Casey Jones (Human)(Vigilante)(weapons: Hockey Stick/Twin Baseball Bats/Golf Club),

Mitsu (Human)(the Rebellion’s Leader),

Kenshin (Human)(Lord Norinaga’s son),

Lord Norinaga (Human)(Daimyo) and Walker (Human)(Main Villain).

 

In  conclusion, I found this movie to symbolize and enforce the concept that is Cultural Exchange to a chronologically “Cowabunga” celebration of “Turtle-Power” proportions.

In Search of Dr. Seuss (Review)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the movie In Search of Dr. Seuss. This movie was first released on November 6, 1994.

 

In this movie, we observe and learn the life and history of Dr. Seuss while experiencing some of the stories and characters he created.

 

The stories that are featured in this movie are The Sneetches,

Hunches in Bunches,

McElligot’s Pool,

Horton Hatches the Egg,

And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,

Yertle the Turtle,

The Cat in the Hat,

Green Eggs and Ham,

How the Grinch Stole Christmas,

The Lorax,

The Butter Battle Book and Oh, The Places You’ll Go.

 

The cast of characters in this movie are Kathy Najimy as Kathy Lane (a reporter for the FernCrest Times),

Matt Frewer as Dr. Seuss’ Butler/The Cat in the Hat,

Cristopher Lloyd as Mr. Hunch (Hunches in Bunches),

Graham Jarvis as the Farmer (McElligot’s Pool),

Brady Bluhm as Marco (McElligot’s Pool),

J.D. Daniels as Marco (And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street),

Patrick Stewart as Sgt. Mulvaney (And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street),

Billy Crystal as Radio Voice aka The Voice of America (Hitler Lives),

Andrae Crouch as Yertle the Turtle (Yertle the Turtle),

Robin Williams as the Father (The Cat in the Hat),

Zelda Williams and Eleanor Columbus as the Daughters (The Cat in the Hat),

Howie Mandel as Sam-I-Am (Green Eggs and Ham),

Eileen Brennan as the Who-Villain (How the Grinch Stole Christmas) and Terry Lindholm as the Once-ler (The Lorax).

 

In conclusion, I found this movie to be extremely  hilarious, wonderfully musical and highly educational. Thus I end this article with a quote from Dr. Seuss at the end of this movie. “I hope for the children a world of peace and that they never lose their sense of wonder and discovery. From there to here, from here to there. Funny things are everywhere.”

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Review)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker for the Nintendo GameCube and the Nintendo Wii U. This game is the 10th installment in the Legend of Zelda franchise. This game features a distinctive cartoon-like art style.

 

The story setting for this game is set on a group of islands in a vast oceanic world. In this game, Toon Link attempts to save his little sister and the entire world from the evil sorcerer, Ganondorf while becoming embroiled in a struggle for the TriForce (a sacred wish-granting relic comprised of the TriForce of Power, the TriForce of Wisdom and the TriForce of Courage).

 

The cast of characters in this game are Toon Link (main hero)(equipment: Sword/Shield/Boomerang),

Ganondorf (main villain)(equipment: Sword/Magic),

Tetra (main heroine)(Pirate Captain/Princess Zelda’s Incarnation),

King of Red Lions (hero)(Toon Link’s talking ship),

Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule (King of Hyrule/Princess Zelda’s father) and Aryll (Toon Link’s little sister).

 

In conclusion, I found that this Legend of Zelda game not only improves on its RPG category, but it also adds a big-time majority of comedy.

Marvel’s Captain America(Movie Trilogy)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review all three Marvel’s Captain America Movies. The three movies are Captain America: The First Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War.

 

Captain America: The First Avenger takes place during World War II circa 1941. The cast of characters are Steve Rogers/Captain America (main hero)(Super-Soldier),

Johann Schmidt/The Red Skull (Main Villain)(Leader of HYDRA), 

Peggy Carter (Steve’s girlfriend)(US Agent),

James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes (Steve’s friend/sidekick)(US Sergeant),

Howard Stark (Steve’s friend)(Tony Stark’s father) and Arnim Zola (HYDRA scientist/biochemist).

 

Captain America: The Winter Soldier involves Captain America as he combats the HYDRA Organization that has infested the World-Wide Peacekeeping organization, SHIELD. The cast of characters are Steve Rogers/Captain America (Super-Soldier),

Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (SHIELD Agent/Spy),

Sam Wilson/Falcon (Steve’s friend) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier.

 

Captain America: Civil War involves Captain America as the Avengers are divided into a big-time, war-faring fallout. The cast of characters are Steve Rogers/Captain America (Super Soldier),

Sam Wilson/Falcon,

Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier,

Clint Barton/Hawkeye,

Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch,

Scott Lang/Ant-Man,

Tony Stark/Iron Man,

James “Rhodey” Rhodes/War Machine (US Colonel),

Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow,

T’Challa/Black Panther,

Vision,

Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Brock Rumlow/Crossbones.

 

In conclusion, I found these movies to showcase Captain America’s life and adventures as a true american hero. Praise Excelsior, Captain America. I salute you!

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