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Everybody Should Enjoy the McElroy Brothers

I don’t know if I’ve talked about this on the blog yet, but I really got into the McElroy Brothers this pandemic. They’re a trio of funny podcasters who are branching out all over the place, from DnD podcasts to other podcasts to graphic novels based on their DnD podcast. They’re funny guys!

To help ease you into checking them out, they’ve got a ton of animatics on YouTube, where animators take some funny bits from their podcast and set it to animation. This gorgeous piece of work comes to us from animator Christian Dobbins.

They’re funny guys, I’m tellin’ ya! Go ahead and search around YouTube for some more of the animatics.

They’re main podcast is called My Brother, My Brother and Me. And they’ve got a bunch of other work out there. They had a 6-episode TV show on Seeso that’s now available to watch if you make a temporary account on VRV. I did and the show is great!

But yeah, this is just me sharing some excellent comedy and that great animated video that Mr. Dobbins just put out!

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Sessions with Stan Lee

This cartoon is making the rounds and it’s pretty fun! It’s a speech by Stan the Man about the power of cuss words, recorded by collaborator Aron Fromm. And it’s animated by Richard Plata, among others. Pretty fun stuff.

And it’s the perfect sort of easy thing to share on this, the day after Thanksgiving. I’m relaxing at home and trying to decide how soon is too soon to watch the new episode of The Mandalorian

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What’s Laina Up To?

In my random internet watching this past weekend, I stumbled upon a new video series from Buzzfeed that catches up with meme stars to learn their story. And I watched a lovely interview with Laina, the Overly Attached Girlfriend.

She’s always seemed pretty cool! And her story is pretty neat! So I think that’s a fine way to start this week end spend a Monday.

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The World is Ready for a Gungan Jedi in Star Wars

Ever since playing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, I have been obsessed with the idea of a Gungan Jedi. I thought the game was fine, but most people seem to have loved it. They especially love the protagonist, Cal Kestis, a former Jedi Padawan who must strike out on his own in the wake of the infamous Order 66.

I loathe Cal Kestis. He represents everything wrong with Star Wars these days. The last thing we need is another straight, white, cisgender, human male Jedi protagonist. In a universe as diverse as Star Wars, can we not get more creative with our Jedi heroes?

Specifically, whatever happened to Roo-Roo Page?

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If you don’t immediately know Roo-Roo Page, she was a Force-sensitive Gungan girl who starred in the “Children of the Force” episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. She was one of several Force-sensitive infants that the bounty hunter Cad Bane sought to kidnap for Darth Sidious. Suffice to say, the good guys won and Roo-Roo Page was not kidnapped by the bad guys. She stayed with her family.

The episode took place in 21 BBY in the Star Wars timeline. Revenge of the Sith occurs in 19 BBY. So Roo-Roo would be about 3-years-old at the time of Order 66, which is about the age that children are taken by the Jedi to begin their training.

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What I’m saying is, it wouldn’t be too crazy to come up with a way for a 3-year-old Gungan to survive Order 66. And then she’d be a teenager around the time of Star Wars: Rebels or Rogue One. It wouldn’t be too crazy!

Honestly, I just want to see a badass Gungan warrior woman with a lightsaber cutting her way through Stormtroopers and teaming up with an older Ahsoka Tano. There have been plenty of Jedi that survived Order 66, and it’s time to introduce one that isn’t a human male.

The world is ready for a badass Gungan Jedi! Or, at least, I am ready.

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6 Most Excellent Ankylosaurus Characters

Open the door, get on the floor! Everybody walk the dinosaur! Today we’re going to talk about one of the best topics in the world: dinosaurs! To make it even better, we’re going to talk about the best dinosaur: the Ankylosaurus! It’s been my favorite dinosaur since I was a kid and it deserves the spotlight!

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The best dinosaur

Some people out there would focus on the Tyrannosaurus Rex or the Velociraptor. Both are cool, but they get too much attention. And don’t even get me started on the Triceratops or the Stegosaurus. The Ankylosaurus is cooler than them all! Built like a tank, complete with armored plating on the back, and a massive tail bludgeon, the Ankylosaurus is just plain cool! So I went out and tracked down six different Ankylosaurus-based characters in pop culture!

Join me after the jump for six times the Ankylosaurus was used as inspiration for one cool character or another!

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