One Piece: Film Z(Review)

Hello my name is Charles and I’m here to review the anime movie One Piece: Film Z. This is the 12th movie in the One Piece franchise to be made.

 

In this movie, the Straw Hat Pirates fight to save the world from an Ex-Marine Admiral named Zephyr who plans to use devastating explosives called Dyna Stones to cause a volcanic reaction that will devastate almost all life in the world.

 

The protagonists in this movie are Monkey D. Luffy (Straw Hat’s Captain), Roronoa Zoro (Straw Hat,s Swordsman), Black-Leg Sanji (Straw Hat,s Cook), Nami (Straw Hat’s Navigator), Tony Tony Chopper (Straw Hat’s Doctor), Usopp (Straw Hat’s Sniper), Nico Robin (Straw Hat’s Archaeologist), Cyborg Franky (Straw Hat’s Shipwright) and Brook (Straw Hat’s Musician).

 

The antagonists In this movie are Zephyr , Ain, Binz and the Neo Marines. The miscellaneous characters in this movie are Aokiji (Ex-Marine Admiral turned Pirate Hunter), Kizaru (Marine Admiral), Monkey D. Garp (Marine Vice-Admiral)(Luffy’s Grandfather) and the Marines.

 

In conclusion, this movie taught me that we should in fact stand by our dreams as well as protect our dreams cause a world without dreams is in fact a demonic, nightmarish hell-hole from which there is no hope.

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Transformers: Devastation(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles & I’m here to review Transformers: Devastation for the PlayStation 4. This game’s storyline is based on the original Transformers G1 animated TV series.

 

The Autobot protagonists in this game are as followed:

Optimus Prime (Rank: Commander)(Vehicle: Semi-Truck)(Weapons: Ion Blaster/Energon-Axe/Star Saber),

BumbleBee (Rank: Scout)(Vehicle: Car)(Weapons: Twin Blasters/Golden Hunter),

SideSwipe (Rank: Warrior)(Vehicle: Sports Car)(Weapons: Blaster/Twin Swords/Photon Disruptor),

WheelJack (Rank: Engineer)(Vehicle: Racecar)(Weapons: Blaster/Wrenches),

Grimlock (Rank: Dinobot)(Vehicle: Tyrannosaurus Rex)(Weapons: Sword/Galaxial Launcher).

 

The Decepticon antagonists in this game are as followed:

Megatron (Rank: Commander)(Vehicles: Tank/Blaster)(Weapon: arm-mounted Fusion Cannon),

StarScream (Rank: Air Commander)(Vehicle: Fighter Jet)(Weapon: Null Ray),

ThunderCracker (Vehicle: Fighter Jet),

SkyWarp (Vehicle: Fighter Jet)(Power: Teleportation),

SoundWave (Rank: Communications)(Vehicle: Cassette Player)(Weapon: Loudspeaker),

Rumble & Frenzy-Humanoid (Vehicles: Mini-Cassettes)(Power: Creating Earthquakes),

LaserBeak & BuzzSaw-Birds (Vehicle: Mini-Cassettes),

Ravage-Panther (Vehicle: Mini-Cassettes),

ShockWave (Rank: Engineer)(Vehicles: Turret/Blaster),

BlitzWing (Rank: Triple-Changer)(Vehicles: Tank/Fighter Jet),

BombShell (Rank: Insecticon)(Vehicle: Hercules Beetle)(Power: Mind-Control via Cerebro-Shells),

KickBack (Rank: Insecticon)(Vehicle: Grasshopper),

Shrapnel (Rank: Insecticon)(Vehicle: Stag Beetle),

Menasor (Rank: Combiner/Stunticon)(Stunticons: WildRider, BreakDown, Dead End, Drag Strip & MotorMaster)(Weapon: Ionizer Sword),

Devastator (Rank: Combiner/Constructicon)(Constructicons: Hook, Long Haul, BoneCrusher, Scavenger, MixMaster & Scrapper)(Weapon: Drills).

 

In conclusion, I found this game to be a celebration of the classic Transformers G1 TV series. Thus I conclude this article in the wise words of Optimus Prime: Autobots “Transform & Roll Out.”

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Transformers 2004(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I am here to review Transformers 2004 for the PlayStation 2. This game’s storyline is based entirely on the Transformers: Armada animated TV series.

 

In this game, the Autobots try to find and rescue the Minicons while battling against the evil Decepticons and their DeceptiClone Army who are attempting to find and enslave the Minicons. Most of the game takes place on Planet Earth with the game’s final level taking place on Planet Cybertron.

 

The locations in this game are as followed:

The Amazon Rainforest,

Antarctica,

The Deep Amazon Jungle,

The Mid-Atlantic Ocean,

Alaska,

StarScream’s Starship,

An Island in the Pacific Ocean,

Iacon City on the Planet Cybertron.

 

The Autobot protagonists in this game are as followed:

Red Alert (Medic)(Vehicle: Ambulance)(Minicon partner: LongArm),

Hot Shot (Scout/Warrior)(Vehicle: Sports Car)(Minicon partner: Jolt),

Optimus Prime (Commander/Leader)(Vehicle: Semi-Truck)(Minicon partner: SparkPlug).

 

The Decepticon antagonists in this game are as followed:

Cyclonus (Warrior/Scout)(Vehicle: Helicopter)(Minicon partner: CrumpleZone),

Tidal Wave (Warrior/SuperWeapon)(Vehicle: Aircraft Carrier),

StarScream (Warrior/Swordsman)(Vehicle: Fighter Jet)(Minicon partner: Swindle),

Megatron (Commander/Leader)(Vehicle: Tank)(Minicon partner: Leader-1),

Unicron (Chaos-Bringer/Planet-Eater)(Vehicle: Planet)(Minicon partner: Dead End).

 

In conclusion, I believe this game truly lives up to its animated TV series counterpart therefore extending the Transformers franchise to new heights. Thus I end this article via the wise words of Optimus Prime himself: Till All Are One!

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Digimon-Adventure TRI(Review)

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Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the anime series Digimon-Adventure TRI. This series takes place 10 years after the events of Digimon-Adventure/3 years after the events of Digimon-Adventure 02.

 

The human protagonists in this series are Tai Kamiya (Crest: Courage)(Tai’s digimon partner-Koromon)(Koromon’s digivolutions: Agumon-Rookie, Greymon-Champion, MetalGreymon-Ultimate and WarGreymon-Mega), Matt Ishida (Crest: Friendship)(Matt’s digimon partner-Tsunomon)(Tsunomon’s digivolutions: Gabumon-Rookie, Garurumon-Champion, WereGarurumon-Ultimate and MetalGarurumon-Mega), Sora, Takenouchi (Crest: Love)(Sora’s digimon partner-Yokomon)(Yokomon’s digivolutions: Biyomon-Rookie, Birdramon-Champion, Garudamon-Ultimate and Phoenixmon-Mega), Izzy Izumi (Crest: Knowledge)(Izzy’s digimon partner-Motimon)(Motimon’s digivolutions: Tentomon-Rookie, Kabuterimon-Champion, MegaKabuterimon-Ultimate and HerculesKabuterimon-Mega), Mimi Tachikawa (Crest: Sincerity)(Mimi’s digimon partner-Tanemon)(Tanemon’s digivolutions: Palmon-Rookie, Togemon-Champion, Lilymon-Ultimate and Rosemon-Mega), Joe Kido (Crest: Reliability)(Joe’s digimon partner-Bukamon)(Bukamon’s digivolutions: Gomamon-Rookie, Ikkakumon-Champion, Zudomon-Ultimate and Vikemon-Mega), T.K. Takaishi (Matt’s little brother)(Crest: Hope)(T.K.’s digimon partner-Tokomon)(Tokomon’s digivolutions: Patamon-Rookie, Angemon-Champion, MagnaAngemon-Ultimate and Seraphimon-Mega) and Kari Kamiya (Tai’s little sister)(Crest: Light)(Kari’s digimon partner-Nyaromon)(Nyaromon’s digivolutions: Salamon-Rookie, Gatomon-Champion, Angewomon-Ultimate and Ophanimon-Mega).

 

This series is comprised of 6 chapters with each one being 4-5 episodes long. The chapters are as followed: Chapter 1-Reunion, Chapter 2-Determination, Chapter 3-Confession, Chapter 4-Loss, Chapter 5-Coexistence and Chapter 6-Future.

 

In conclusion, I found this series to be one of the extremely few anime series that teaches viewers like us not only the responsibility of growing up but that we must also take responsibility for everything we actually do in life.

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Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the PlayStation 2 game Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu. This game is a direct sequel to the PlayStation 2 game Batman: Vengeance.

 

In this game, you  play as one of four characters consisting of Batman, Robin, Batgirl and Nightwing. In this game, you fight to liberate Gotham City in it’s darkest hour from Sin Tzu’s tyrannical grip.

 

The main protagonists in this game are Batman (Bruce Wayne), Robin (Tim Drake), Batgirl (Barbara Gordon), NightWing (Dick Grayson) and Commissioner James Gordon. The main antagonists in this game are Scarecrow (Dr. Jonathan Crane), Clayface (Basil Karlo), Bane and Sin Tzu (Warlord of Asia).

 

In conclusion, I learned through this game that even in our darkest of hours there is always a light of hope to which we must never abandon/forsake/give up on.

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Apple iPhone XS/XS Max – Review (Worth the upgrade!)

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After using my iPhone SE over a year and the half, I think I’m ready to buy myself a new iPhone.  Originally, I was going for the iPhone 8 Plus, but my younger brother is convincing me to go for the latest iPhone.  After a few minutes of thinking, I’ve decided to go for the iPhone XS and boy I’m glad I went with this model.

 

-Features

The biggest feature is that Super Retina Display with a resolution of 2436 x 1125 and the Max model has a resolution of 2688 x 1242.  Plus, it has a OLED Panel which has been used by many Android Smartphones many times throughout the years and what I’ve heard that OLED Panels are more energy efficient which gives out better battery performance and it also brings more colors than a standard LCD Displays.  Throughout my experience, the OLED really does make the colors pop and and it even turns off some of the pixels if the image displays some black in the image, this is a example of why OLED is more energy efficient than LCD.

Since 2017, we’ve got a new security feature called Face ID which was introduced with the iPhone X and replaces Touch ID.  This is all thanks to the TureDepth Camera and other technologies to make it more secure to unlock your iPhone, use Apple Pay, and make purchases at the App Store.  You can even have fun with the TureDepth camera, by using the Animojis and Memojis. Instead of a flat picture of your face to unlock your phone which was used in Samsung Galaxy phones, your iPhone X, XS, and XS Max scans your face into a 3D mesh and it’s stored into your iPhone. (Note: If you think that Apple stores your scanned face into iCloud, it doesn’t and Apple doesn’t know.)  Sometimes my iPhone didn’t recognize my face, but that doesn’t happen to me alot. But most importantly, it’s really fast in scanning your face and in my opinion, it’s better then Touch ID.

Other features to mention like IP68, which is water, splash, and dust resistance.  Your iPhone can survive 2 meters of water in 30 minutes. There’s also Bluetooth 5.0 built-in and it also supports dual sims, which means you can add a secondary sim for business.

 

-Performance

The iPhone XS and XS Max is powered by the Apple A12 Bionic Chip which has 2 Performance Cores which is used for high end apps like AR for example, and 4 Efficiency Cores which is used for everyday apps like Messages, Camera, Music, etc.  There’s also a Performance Controller inside it, which divides work across cores and uses all 6 cores for high performance if your iPhone needs it. The A12 Bionic Chip also contains a 4-Core GPU which gives you 50% of performance the the A11 Bionic Chip from the iPhone X, and a Apple designed Neural Engine which is used for machine learning which brings up to 5 trillion operations per-second.  The best example that I found on Apple’s Website, that the Neural Engine can be used for AR and look up images for People, Pets, Locations, etc. The last part that the A12 Bionic Chip has inside is a Enhanced ISP which is used for capturing detail in your photos when your in Portrait Mode.

 

-Camera

Speaking of Portrait Mode, I would like to talk about the cameras next.  One the back we have two 12MP cameras, both of them work to together to create not only breathtaking photos but also applies a blur in the background if select Portrait Mode.  With the Neural Engine and ISP, there’s more to the camera then meets the eye such as, Smart HDR which is used to bring more highlights and shadows in your photos, Adjust the Depth of Field which means you can change how blurry background for your photo, and Enhanced Bokeh Effect which helps the background to make it more beautiful.  Other features to mention are, Improved Portrait mode selfies, Better low light photos with more pixels, Sharper Action Shots which freezes a moment just to add more highlights and shadows, and record 4K video with stereo playback.

One last thing I would like to mention is that, when you take a photo in Portrait Mode, the iPhone uses Face Detection for distinguishing faces in the frame, next it uses Facial landmarking to create lighting effects to the subject, and last the Neural Engine and IPS work together to separate the background from the person you shot at and now your photo has blurry background and it looks stunning.

Needless to say, the cameras that Apple provides is flat out incredible.

 

-The Verdict

I’m very glad that I upgraded my iPhone.  Even though it’s expensive for a smartphone, but that doesn’t make it bad.

-Score

9.8/10 (Amazing)

My name is Ethan L. from Seeds for Autism and I’m a Tech Reviewer, a Apple Product Expert, and a Digital Drawer.  If you have any questions from any Apple Products on how do you do this or how do you do that? I’m your man. Please stay tuned for more Tech Reviews in the future.  Until then, have fun, do your your best, and there’s no such thing as perfect objects and humans including you.

-Ethan L.    

Wombat

Wombat

By Chris M.

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This little furry critter is called a Wombat. It’s an adorably short-legged quadrupedal, or four-legged, mammal that is native to Australia.

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Australia is the only continent that’s home to the Wombat.

 

These little vombatidae members belong to a family of Australian animals called Marsupials, like the Kangaroo and the Koala.Image result for wombat
If you think a Wombat is too stubby to move around quickly, then you haven’t seen them running away from you. Their speed can reach maximum when threatened. But if they can’t escape, they can curl up into a furry ball. What is fascinating is that wombats have  super solid behinds that protect them from predators, like Dingos.

Image result for wombatUnfortunately, not even a protective behind can save a wombat from getting hit by a car. Many wombats get killed when crossing busy roads, with lots of cars going from left to right. In fact, more wombats are killed by cars along with any other animal unfortunate enough to cross a busy road.

Image result for wombatBut there will be hope. Many conservationists in Australia are rescuing wombat babies that could’ve died inside their dead mums’ pouches. Then they get released back into the wild when they’re old enough.

Image result for wombatI do volunteer work at the AZ Humane Society where we rescue many pets and care for them until they are ready for adoptions. So I feel relieved that there are many people out there who care for these animals.