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Enrique aka the Flying Lion
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Hello there beautiful people. I'm the Flying Lion. I'm a writer, an artist, a reader, an indulger of awesome, and I carry a tiny lion in my pocket. I like to draw a lot, usually I'm inspired by my favorite anime, games, shows, movies, and other. I also love taking photos of the world around me and of my adventures.

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  • Mood: Delighted
  • Reading: Life of PI
  • Watching: Megas XLR
  • Playing: Metroid
  • Eating: Roasted Chicken Sandwich
  • Drinking: Water
Ever since like middle school I had to learn how to balance free time and busy time. So if I'm watching a show for the first time or doing anything else I'm probably multitasking-multiwatching?- I do a lot of things at once.

Recently I've had time to see some shows on my list to watch or that just peaked my interest. I've been researching both Megas XLR and The Clone Wars and barely began watching Azumanga Daioh and Star Wars Rebels.

For Azumanga it's so much fun in how enjoyable and funny it is. And it's moe but this is pre 2007 so it's visually kinda different. Not an otaku pandering show but one content just having the humor work like it did in the comic strip which was witty and funny.

The two Star Wars'... Yeah they're good. The Clone Wars I saw like the early seasons so it was nice re-watching episodes I loved. In particular the three Malevolence episodes are so awesome that they could almost stand alone as it's own trilogy. It's definitely a fun enjoyable story that is of the prequel era but isn't like the prequels-first two that is. It's like the fun scenes in Revenge of the Sith. A fun workable story but not obviously trying to be like the original trilogy thinking original = greater.

Rebels is a good show too. It's a bit different in character designs. More rounded and less rigid than Clone Wars. The thing I don't get is why backgrounds sometimes are kinda empty. It works for the story it's telling. The moments that bother me might be where it's trying to hard to be like the originals. Like in its technobabble that's worded to sound like something Luke or the rebels would say in A New Hope. It's just kinda obvious that it's framed to be like the original movies and fans who die hard hate the prequels will jump to liking Rebels just for that fact. Other than that Rebels is kinda harmless.

Megas I watched back when it aired. Occasionally in recent years I've re-watched it and enjoyed it. It centers on Coop who finds a robot in a junk yard and rebuilds it. Then it's revealed by Kiva, the robots pilot from the future, that the robot is to be used to save earth from the Glorft. Weird green squid aliens who are obsessed with Jorblochs, or the tearing of them -I don't even know. Coop, Kiva, and Jamie (Coops bro for life) go on adventures, fighting aliens, monsters, robots, etc. all so Coop can defend earth. Because he's the only one slowdown to destroy it. No seriously he kinda ruins the planet several times over. I'm surprised he never got arrested or sued for property damage- but it's probably not even relevant.

I think I love the show a lot now because when Megas ended kinda early I just moved on. Now I'm thinking this show about a normal fat guy who's life has been video games, fixing up cars, and being a glutton who pilots a futuristic robot and goes on adventures had great potential. It's like... The polar opposite of Eva. No matter how much Coop gets into dangerous battles he's still the same husky guy from Jersey who wants to cruise in his robot. He won't get involved in self wallowing or of notions of being a mega hero he wants to do what he's always done, just now with a giant robot. I feel like I could go on and on about Megas but I'm kinda sleepy. So night all ;)
Gotta remember. Erza. Lucario. Recent meme that's really popular. Have to make. Also Avengers/Lucario parody to make.
  • Mood: Delighted
  • Reading: Lions
  • Watching: The Legend of Korra
  • Playing: Metroid
  • Eating: Roasted Chicken Sandwich
  • Drinking: Water
Gonna talk a bit about well what I thought of the most recent Legend of Korra episode "The Coronation". But first let me direct you to my tumblr which I've learned to use a bit better and functional with. Here at  you can see posts and what not since I do tend to goof off a bit. There's also a bit of reactions and other funny pics you'll find from me there too. So if you got a tumblr and want to follow me then go for it.

Now for Korra... wow it played out way differently. I'll start with Korra herself. Unlike what we thought Toph really isn't keen on training Korra a la Yoda. Rather she's more intent on kicking her ass a bit first. She's been living in isolation for a long time so I'd imagine wise cracking Toph needs to let off some steam. She still kind of trains her and reveals to Korra just what the problem with her is. Her fighting sucks because Korra still has metal in her body (in Toph's own words "My daughters never got the hang of Metalbending" O_o) and reveals that Korra has it still because she doesn't want to risk being the Avatar and nearly dying again. Korra argues that's not the case but Toph puts it in such wry terms and not in a spiritual wisdom way that it's probably true. Toph's never been a spiritual character but has always been completely honest so I wouldn't say she's incorrect.

Also Toph reveals she actually has a grasp of "sight" via the vines in the swamp. The vines are connected all around the world and Toph through that can see Republic City, Zaofu, and much more. Toph has a lot of great scenes by the way, lot of fun quotes, lot of great moments.Fans of Toph/ATLA will really be pleased.

For what's going on in Republic City, Wu is to be coronated but nothing really is going as planned. Also Kuvira arrives with Bolin and kicks Wu out of his suite. Suyin appears as well as other leaders like Zuko, his daughter, Tonraq, Raiko, Tenzin, and Desna and Eska. And Bolin has a little reunion with Eska too. No she doesn't try to kill him but she's still awesomely creepy (and assumes Kuvira is Bolin's girlfriend which for the rest of the episode makes Bolin and Kuvira's shared scenes all the more weirder for me now).

And Kuvira does what I didn't expect: she peacefully announces that she won't hand the Earth Kingdom to Wu. Rather it'll be reorganized into the "Earth Empire" and that the world leaders who stand in her way will be "crushed". Pretty aggressive on her part and it's interesting but even before that Tenzin and Raiko suspect Kuvira is up to no good. People bitch about Raiko a bit much because he sticks to his guns but he's really the first major elected leader of Avatar and has to run things a certain way. I like that Raiko is one of the first that's wary of Kuvira and seems to be taking action in order to deal with her-or at least he get's Suyin to talk to Kuvira. And Kuvira basically threatens Zaofu (via the way she's done to cities that have not bowed to her...).

Then we get some really great moments with Wu. Wu... yeah I get why he's not everyone's favorite. But it's nice that he himself after going through kind of a crappy day-losing his suite, put on blast by Kuvira in front of everyone, and losing authority of his kingdom-acknowledges that he really isn't fit to be Earth King. Mako's the one who tells him straight up and Wu is the one to admit that he's right. He hasn't done anything to earn his title or accept the responsibility of ruling a large nation unlike Kuvira-who also probably isn't a good fit to rule but has done her part to earn her right. I think that's why I like Mako sticking around Wu, Mako's had his ups and downs but he's a good guy at the end of the day and probably the best influence on him. That's why I don't mind Raiko assigning Mako to Wu, there's more to it than just a political ploy, Mako really is the best person to save Wu's neck and teach him sensibility.

I also wanted to mention that it's not bad if people feel like rooting for Kuvira. A large portion of the fandom does. And that's the intention. Because while her methods might be aggressive and questionable Kuvira is striving for something good. But then again many villains past-Amon, Unalaq, Zaheer-viewed themselves as trying to do good when labeled as villains. What'll make Kuvira truly a villain and kinda has is that she has yet to openly admit to not being the perfect fit to rule. She just says whoever doesn't agree with me will be crushed-either you're with me or against me. Once again bringing it back to Star Wars (Anakin Skywalker in Revenge of the Sith to be exact) but then also to real life. Don't know? Well to go contemporary George W. Bush. His exact quote being "If you're not with us then you're with the terrorists". Now Bush wasn't a tyrant but it's interesting how that view has affected popular culture and the stories we find as of now.

If I would compare the Kuvira,Wu, Earth Empire situation to another story and a contemporary event it'd probably be Animal Farm. One of my favorite books it was written by George Orwell who's famed for writing Nineteen Eighty-Four (which is way over hyped and not as good as Animal Farm). Orwell wrote Animal Farm telling the story of animals on an English farm who "revolt" against their Farmer creating their own new farm, one that's fair to it's animals and supposedly "better" than when humans ran it. Only thing is in Animal Farm the animals become ruled by a tyrant, Napoleon the boar, who becomes mad with power and control and makes things very harsh, only claiming his rule because life is better than it was before. The book however was a critique of the then Soviet Union which controlled Russia. Orwell could not openly critique the Soviets/Communists because they were allies of the British (after helping to stop the Nazis in WWII) so instead wrote Animal Farm with the animals in place of the Russian people and the Farm in place of the Russian Empire/Soviet Union.

Why Animal Farm and the real world history of the rise of the Soviet Union plays a part to Korra is because it's very similar to Kuvira and the Earth Empire. It comes into play with Kuvira because she has argued that her rule is better than the prior monarchy. And the monarchy did indeed kinda suck. But really would having someone so aggressive and willing to commit evil acts to secure her power really be that much better? Fans who find themselves agreeing with Kuvira and immediately hating Prince Wu should think about that when watching the show because it leads one to a whole new perspective. With Kuvira I won't be able to truly acknowledge her as a good leader or even a great one until she herself is able to "bow" and lower herself rather than put herself on a pedestal above the kingdom and people she tries to rule in the show.
 
  • Mood: Delighted
  • Listening to: Candy Boy ED/Toradora Opening 2
  • Reading: Lions
  • Playing: Metroid
  • Eating: Chicken and Sour Dough Bread
  • Drinking: Water
Right now I'm swept up with Midterms. They can be hit or miss. As long as I study I should be doing good. Keyword here is study.

But you know no matter what happens I'm alright. Honestly I've had really awesome weeks past. And they've been awesome because life has just been pleasant. I've prayed to God a lot and thanked God that no matter how many curve balls are thrown my way that I'm able to be alright and handle them. There's just something very special about feeling great and being in a pleasant mood because life is great.

Some things suck for other people. And I know that I must cherish feeling good right now because it could be taken away. But even so like after long days or stressful days I sit back and I pray to God. I thank God for letting my dogs be alright, letting me be happy, letting me be alive, and narrowly avoid harm. Because some really weird things have happened and miraculously I've been unharmed and unscathed.

So I thank God. I thank him for giving me all the things I really don't deserve but have. I just feel like I should mention that because life has been so great for me. And I know not everyone believes in God or shares my own beliefs or viewpoints. But even to you just know good things will come to you if you wait and trust that there's good. Sounds corny but lately I've reflected on that a lot. I've waited patiently for things I kept asking for or expecting to happen. But then I just said that if God willed it or it was to happen then those things would come and I would need only wait. And awesomely good things did come, I'm in a positive mood, and life is looking brighter :)

On another subject One Ok Rock is coming to San Diego. I don't really go to concerts a lot but this time I think I'm going. Because I really like the band. I'm not that knowledgeable on the members themselves I just really dig their music. So that should be reason enough to go right? Well I'm going anyways to enjoy their music live. I guess there's something about hearing it aloud not through a computer or ipod that is genuine. That'll be next week. Until then I'll just wait, do my midterms, study and work on my homework, and thank God for making my life more awesome than I deserve.
  • Mood: Satisfied
  • Reading: Great Teacher Onizuka
  • Watching: Gravity Falls
  • Playing: Metroid
  • Drinking: Coffee

Though I am busy with studying for midterms I will talk about something on my head recently with recent developments. If you didn't know I happen to be a Star Wars fan. But not in the sense of... well it being a favorite fandom or a fandom I keep up with. Mostly it's the Star Wars fandom itself and it's ever large expanding universe that kinda daunts me. Which is why I'm not really connected to that many Star Wars fans-or at least the fans heavily involved in it.

Still I somewhat keep up with it usually just noticing things that come out. The Prequels came out when I was younger and I never hated them as some people tend to do and I have the Original Trilogy on DVD which I watched a million times. Even now I can't shake how much I like Star Wars's universe and stories it can tell. That's why I need to address just what I think of some stories in it and what for me I count as being "Canon".

It was announced by Disney that after their acquisition of Lucasfilm that the Star Wars canon would be revised and kind of reorganized. The Expanded Universe would be looked at and some sources once considered canon would be non canon. So the core movies-Prequels and Original Trilogy-and a few materials like Star Wars: The Clone Wars (the big show that recently got cancelled) and the upcoming Star Wars: Rebels would be part of the canon leading into Star Wars 7. But by doing that some stories people really loved which were from games, comics, or novels were kind of axed. I don't have as many gripes with this as what's canon for me isn't the same as what is "officially recognized". Other Star Wars fans though you will see get quite antsy about it online which can be a bother.

Here is what I consider canon for me. And I'll organize it in chronological (in the universe) order:

Star Wars: Obi-Wan: The video game released for X-Box to promote "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace". Now here's the disconnect part as Star Wars fans that heavily play the video games kinda hate this entry. Just by comparison I guess the gameplay isn't good. But I didn't play it for serious gaming. I was a kid barely getting into Star Wars and liked the story I was given. Basically you play as Obi-Wan Kenobi as a Padawan just before and during the events of Phantom Menace. There was even a "Jedi Battle" mode where you could play as Obi-Wan or any other Jedi as seen in the movies including Qui-Gonn Jinn. It was fun because that was how I really learned who some of the Jedi were for the first time.

Star Wars Prequel Trilogy: I know I know. If you're a classic Star Wars fan or just someone who grew up with the old films you're obligated to hate the Prequel movies almost to blood feud levels. But I wasn't one of those people. I admit the Prequels got their flaws and the best of the movies really is "Revenge of the Sith". For me though they got a lot of fun with the Clone Wars battles and the Jedi vs. Sith fights. Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, and Natalie Portman are great as Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Padme for me. It's hard not to see anyone else in these roles and I never had no enjoyment from them. It is different from the Original Trilogy and I guess that’s why so many people were PO’d but like I said I never was angered, I had a lot of enjoyment seeing these films. Admittedly the one movie that holds up, is a great film, and I can watch now and take seriously is definitely Revenge of the Sith but I think because it steps up on being darker than the first two movies.


Oh and PS: I really don’t care about the Anakin/Padme scenes. They just never bothered me as much. But I never really let them bother me really. I admit they’re incredibly corny together. Their chemistry and acting is probably best in Revenge of the Sith but that entry overall does things better. And I have no problems really with Hayden as Anakin. It kinda makes sense that Darth Vader wouldn't exactly be the same guy you see when he was a young man. So yeah. I have no irrational hate.

Star Wars: Clone Wars: Not to be confused with the 2008 movie and television series that ran for six seasons. This was the “micro-series” that aired in 2003 and 2005 which ran on Cartoon Network. It was set during the “Clone Wars” Between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, with its last episode directly leading into the very first scene of Episode III. For me it was so awesome because it wasn't like the movies that were filled with extra elements. It was pure action for each and every episode. Though each episode was about five minutes long save for the final five episodes which didn't leave a whole lot of room for additional elements you’d find in a full television series.

Animation was handled by the guy who was responsible for Samurai Jack, Dexter’s Lab, and Power Puff Girls. The Jack elements though really show in the Jedi fights. The 2D Animation was excellent in that regard with really no CG to be found. The art style however was somewhat… it was alright. Just some characters like Count Dooku were drawn a bit weird. That did help though when newer aliens and species were shown with awesome designs that were limited by live action. It’s a great watch that runs about an hour and thirty minutes, so around the same time as a full movie. It’s a worthwhile watch if you can find it.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
: I actually didn't play this game until rather recently (because disconnect from Star Wars fandom). When I did however I rather enjoyed it. The gameplay is pretty easy and it’s story very interesting for when it’s set. The story centers on a young apprentice of Darth Vader codenamed “Starkiller” who hunts down remaining Jedi but also deals with betrayal and revenge against his master and the Emperor. It’s an interesting moral tale especially since you as the player have to decide which path to take-be it for good or the dark side. I think that’s an advantage this game has letting you as the player feel like you and your actions affect the outcome. It’s set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope with its final moments also sparking what happens in Episode IV. Unfortunately the game’s “trilogy” might never get completed but I think with sticking just with the first game the continuity still stands alright.


Star Wars Original Trilogy
: The movies that “ALL STAR WARS FANS MUST LOVE”-or at least it’s elitists/old school fans. I was neither of those. But I did watch them on VHS and DVD a lot. And yeah I love these movies too. I don’t hype them up as much as other people because I do recognize it’s weak points. Weirdly other elements “regular” fans have that irk them don’t bother me as much. Like the Ewoks. Everyone seems to all equally hate and despise the Ewoks. I mean I get that it’s baffling little teddy bears beat the Empire but to me it’s kinda funny. And I can role with it because I enjoy the Ewoks. Other than that the Original Trilogy definitely works for me overall. If I had to pick a favorite it'd be Return of the Jedi because as a final chapter I dig it. 
PS: As for the infamous edits that plague the later releases... they're hit or miss for me. Some I don't mind that much like the ones at the beginning of A New Hope. Others are completely stupid. Jabba in Episode IV is unecessary, the whole dance sequence in Jabba's Palace is really bad. Other ones though I don't hate as much. But I can see where  fans are infuriated because really without these additional scenes the movies are just fine. Lucas has the right to change them as he ages but on the other hand fans have a right to have the films as they were untampered. I wouldn't mind "Minor" tamperment but the tampering of the movies is more of a major issue.

Now to address "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and "Star Wars: Rebels". As they are the two shows are both considered canon by Disney. As it is I have no real issues with either. But I wanna mention that I did watch both and am watching them right now.

The Clone Wars came at a time when I was a bit older and felt disconnect with the Star Wars fandom. But I wasn't completely over Star Wars. Just I had my show years prior and was fine with that. I didn't feel like I needed to see Anakin and Obi-Wan and Ashoka Tano. But looking back on episodes I did watch I realize I did enjoy the show. I had no hate over it. Thing was I did wonder how so much time could happen between the three years of Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. Continuity aside the stories were great with more substance than the microseries could offer. I didn't really watch the later seasons-I kinda saw the Darth Maul/Savage Opress ones. But I didn't hardcore stick around until it's cancellation. However I am rewatching the episodes now and honestly I do get it's appeal. It's showing a lot of the characters in the prequels that don't get the spotlight. There's no one protagonist there's a lot of characters with a lot of individual stories.

Star Wars: Rebels has cause a bit of ire. Mostly it's kinda nerfed The Force Unleashed. But if you can enjoy the show and the game you can kinda fit Force Unleashed as still canon. Because really large rebellions aren't formed by one spark, it takes many people and events and circumstances to trigger and build it. Just look at real world history-not one person or event solely leads to major happenings or groups being formed. So I can still have both the game and show. Rebels itself is... alright. I was glad to be pulled out of the Clone Wars but then a bit irked that it's really trying to appeal to the Original Trilogy fans. It's not bad just it's kinda obvious. The characters are solid though-Ezra Bridger is cool in my book for not having an overly bizzare name. I really like that David Oyewelo and Jason Issaacs portray the main villains-Issaacs having awesomely been in Avatar: the Last Airbender, Harry Potter, and The Patriot proves the integrity he brings. I just hope he doesn't outshine anyone else because the cast is awesome. You should give the show a chance even if you were a die-hard The Clone Wars fan.

  • Mood: Delighted
  • Reading: Life of PI
  • Watching: Megas XLR
  • Playing: Metroid
  • Eating: Roasted Chicken Sandwich
  • Drinking: Water
Ever since like middle school I had to learn how to balance free time and busy time. So if I'm watching a show for the first time or doing anything else I'm probably multitasking-multiwatching?- I do a lot of things at once.

Recently I've had time to see some shows on my list to watch or that just peaked my interest. I've been researching both Megas XLR and The Clone Wars and barely began watching Azumanga Daioh and Star Wars Rebels.

For Azumanga it's so much fun in how enjoyable and funny it is. And it's moe but this is pre 2007 so it's visually kinda different. Not an otaku pandering show but one content just having the humor work like it did in the comic strip which was witty and funny.

The two Star Wars'... Yeah they're good. The Clone Wars I saw like the early seasons so it was nice re-watching episodes I loved. In particular the three Malevolence episodes are so awesome that they could almost stand alone as it's own trilogy. It's definitely a fun enjoyable story that is of the prequel era but isn't like the prequels-first two that is. It's like the fun scenes in Revenge of the Sith. A fun workable story but not obviously trying to be like the original trilogy thinking original = greater.

Rebels is a good show too. It's a bit different in character designs. More rounded and less rigid than Clone Wars. The thing I don't get is why backgrounds sometimes are kinda empty. It works for the story it's telling. The moments that bother me might be where it's trying to hard to be like the originals. Like in its technobabble that's worded to sound like something Luke or the rebels would say in A New Hope. It's just kinda obvious that it's framed to be like the original movies and fans who die hard hate the prequels will jump to liking Rebels just for that fact. Other than that Rebels is kinda harmless.

Megas I watched back when it aired. Occasionally in recent years I've re-watched it and enjoyed it. It centers on Coop who finds a robot in a junk yard and rebuilds it. Then it's revealed by Kiva, the robots pilot from the future, that the robot is to be used to save earth from the Glorft. Weird green squid aliens who are obsessed with Jorblochs, or the tearing of them -I don't even know. Coop, Kiva, and Jamie (Coops bro for life) go on adventures, fighting aliens, monsters, robots, etc. all so Coop can defend earth. Because he's the only one slowdown to destroy it. No seriously he kinda ruins the planet several times over. I'm surprised he never got arrested or sued for property damage- but it's probably not even relevant.

I think I love the show a lot now because when Megas ended kinda early I just moved on. Now I'm thinking this show about a normal fat guy who's life has been video games, fixing up cars, and being a glutton who pilots a futuristic robot and goes on adventures had great potential. It's like... The polar opposite of Eva. No matter how much Coop gets into dangerous battles he's still the same husky guy from Jersey who wants to cruise in his robot. He won't get involved in self wallowing or of notions of being a mega hero he wants to do what he's always done, just now with a giant robot. I feel like I could go on and on about Megas but I'm kinda sleepy. So night all ;)

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