Sunday, June 30, 2013

Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII Trailer

Here's the new E3 trailer for Lighting Returns Final Fantasy XIII.  I'm really excited for this one because the gameplay looks really good, plus I love the stories and art they've created with this game. 

I'm so excited!  Please hurry up and come out already!!

Final Fantasy XV Trailer

Yep!  You read right folks!  Final Fantasy Versus XIII has been turned into Final Fantasy XV.  Either way this trailer looks just as exciting. 

This looks like it will be exciting to play this game.  I can't wait. 

Kingdom Hearts III Trailer

Check out the New Kingdom Hearts III Trailer.  I hope I'm excited as you guys are.  What?!  It's coming to the PS4?!?!  Why?!?!?  I'm tired of buying new game systems just to play these games!!!!
Anyway here's the trailer.  I'm still excited. 
I'm so excited!  I can't wait to play this game!  Hurry up and make it already. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Upcoming Book Critiques

Hey Guys!  I thought I'd give a heads up to everyone on what I'm reading.  I hope to critique these as soon as I'm done with them. 

Faranheit 451
Dragonflight Book I of Dragon Riders of Pern Series
The Last Unicorn
A Wizard of Earthsea: A Better Critique
Dragon's Blood by Jane Yolen

And last but not least.  A Game of Thrones

Well that's it for today.  Keep reading everyone. 


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Fantasia Sponsor's Tardigrade Theater's Next Play: A Dragon's Tail

Director Liz Lacy intends to sponsor another never before seen play.  The play was written by Clear Horizons Early College High School Senior Starvix Draxon for an internship project required by the high school's two semester internship program where Liz volunteered as the field mentor.  The play was workshopped and produced as a staged reading in Spring 2012.  The performances are at San Jacinto College South Campus during the last week of July and First week of August.  Further dates will be added to this post along with some interviews from Director Liz Lacy, Travis Kane, and Artistic Director Jeff McGee in either this post or a separate post.   

Thursday, May 9, 2013

A Wizard of Earthsea Book Review

I finished reading Ursula K Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea.  After finishing this book, I think I have a new favorite author. 
The thing I liked about Earthsea was that it was so different from everything else.  I mean the language and the style of writing was completely exotice yet not too wordy.  It was as if the story was written to be told as a ballad, a narrative poem.  It has that dream like quality when the words go through the mind.  Le Guin paid very close attention to her words. 
This story reads like an epic.  The wizard, Ged starts off as a young imature hauty young boy who discovers his powers of magic and trains at an academy.  He pays the price for his hautiness when he tries to summon the dead, only to unleash a shadow.  The rest of the story details how Ged runs from the shadow, how he faces the shadow, and reveals the dual nature of light and darkness theme. 
I loved this book.  I want to reread it so I can gain a better understanding of it and then start to read her other books.  I reccomend this bood to all those who love fantasy.  Keep reading my friends. 
Starvix Draxon

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Beautiful Creatures Movie Review

So I saw the Beautiful Creatures movie.  I had started to read the book but never finished because I got tired of the basic language utilized in that book. I read the comic that came out as well.  The internal thought made no sense at all.  But this is about the movie.  Overall I thought it was well done and followed the book generally speaking.  The actor's performances were excellent and convincing.  The emotion I felt was real, at some points weaker than others, but ultimately real.  I thought the graphics were well done and interesting.  I felt like some scenes were so short and rushed, but that's what happens in an adaptation.  Overall I think it deserves a good four stars.  That's all I have to say about it really.  That's it for today I guess.  Keep reading everyone. 

Starvix Draxon

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Pokémon event: Melloetta version

Currently at GameStop stores is an event for the pokemon meloetta which can be downloaded to all generation 5 games.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Tardigrade Theater "Making Purple"

Here is our behind the scenes video of purple.  I hope you all enjoy.  Keep watching Theater my friends. 

Starvix Draxon

Fantasia Sponsors Tardigrade Theater

Hello my friends.  I am currently in a production with a brand new theater company called Tardigrade Theater.  We are currently working on our first brand new never before seen production of "Purple". 
The purpose of Tardigrade theater is to produce brand new shows.  We hope you like Tardigrade theater.  I will be showing you in my next post a behind the scenes look at the production of purple.  Like us on Facebook. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Eeveelution and other news

More details have come in about Ninfia the new eeveelution. The Japanese name is confirmed to be ninfia which follows the naming of glaceon and leafeon thus making the English name most likely "Ninfeon". Ninfia is 1.0 meters tall and weighs 23.5 kilograms. More details to come when I have them.

In other Pokémon related news TPCI has released a free app for iOS devices that allows you to watch episodes of the Pokémon anime on your device. It doesn't contain every episode but cycles through them.

Finally a new game in the Pokémon rumble series has been announced for the WIIU. It will have all the Pokémon up to and including the Unova Pokémon.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wepwawet: Egyptian Wolf God of War?!

That's right, Folks!  There is an actual wolf god in Egyptian mythology.  At one time there were probably wolves in Egypt and there still might be today.  I don't know for certain.  His name're gonna laugh at this. 
Wepawet!  Get it?  We-paw-wet. 
Anyway.  It is common that he symbolized war.  However because of his symbolization for war, he began to symbolize death along with it, and soon became a funerary god much similar to the functions of Anubis.  Eventually the two became Anubis himself it seems.  His cult city is located in the city of Lycopolis in Egypt.  Interesting how the Greeks named that city.  Now we know where the word lycanthropy comes from. 
But now that I know Wepawet exists, it's time to start
This was some interesting Egyptian mythology trivia wasn't it.  I hope you enjoyed it.  Also note that if you research him, you're going to get different versions on what Wepawet really is.  Research him and Anubis and I gaurantee you will find more than one version and role and birth of that god.  Well that's all for this post.  Take care everyone!
May the gods of Egypt be with you all!
Starvix Draxon

Anubis: God of Embalment and Death

I wanted to write this post to give some trivia on my favorite Egyptian god other than Ra.  He is my favorite god because he's part jackal.  It reminds me of werewolves and all.  Okay, here is the trivia along with an image of Anubis. 

Did you know Anubis's real name is Anupu or Anpu?  Yep.  Anubis is actually the greek version of his true name.  Most call him Anubis since it matches with the jackal god and it actually sounds really cool. 
Did you know that there are three stories as to how Anubis was born?  That's right.  There are indeed three stories to his birth.  Rick Riordan's little field guide is incorrect.  E.A. Wallace Budge, a famous British Egyptologist also speaks of what I'm saying.  If you think about it, the fact that there are three stories makes sense.  The Egyptian Mythology is full of holes and inconsistencies because of its long age.  The most popular myth is where Nephthys, Anubis's mother and sister of Isis, got Osiris drunk and impregnated her (nauty, nauthy) with Anubis.  My personal favorite is Nephthys is married to Set the god of war and chaos with the head of some unknown creature that has yet to be discovered.  I like that version because of  Set's animal head.  If one thinks about it, Set's bestial head and Nephthys's motherly tranquility create Anubis who is bestial yet calm and server to the dead.  The other very interesting myth of Anubis's birth, is that he is a child of Ra.  Now if you think about it, the bennu feather, the feather of a phoenix could be a symbol of Ra.  Anubis is the weigher of the scales, where the heart is placed to see if the person is worthy of paradies or not.  Such a role would be given by a god of light to one of his children.  The question now is, which one is correct?  Who knows?  There are probably many different versions of his birth that I haven't even heard of. 
There will be one more trivia but I want to make it an interesting post.  I also have to make sure this particular god is real.  Get ready for some more Egyptian Trivia. 
Starvix Draxon

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Masuda speaks

Junichi Masuda one of the top people at gamefreak talked about Pokémon X and Y on his blog recently. Most of the stuff we already know but there a few new tidbits that are very intriguing. What follows are his words.
We are aiming to deliver genuine entertainment that can be enjoyed simultaneously by people from all over the world.
Never-before-seen Pokémon that will be discovered for the first time by people from across the globe.
Pokémon that are brought to life and look as if they are right in front you.
Stunningly dynamic Pokémon battles.
Breathtakingly beautiful visuals that take full advantage of the 3DS hardware’s power.
An innovate communication system that will make you feel connected with players from around the world as you play the game.
A new battle mechanism that allows your Pokémon to become even more powerful when the bonds you share grow stronger.
A story and music that can be enjoyed by all.
Whether this is the player’s first game, or if he or she is a veteran of the Pokémon series, our goal is to deliver genuine entertainment that will make all players smile, regardless of their age, gender, country, language, or culture.
The Pokémon series has always been more than just a game.
It’s a series that brings people together, and encourages them to get excited and have fun as if they were at a festival.
That is why I wanted to achieve my long-time dream of a worldwide simultaneous release with these new entries to the series.
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y–the evolved sixth generation of Pokémon.
Genuine entertainment that people have been waiting for is here.
October 2013.
I look forward to being able to play with everyone from around the world.
So until next time gotta catch 'em all

Friday, January 18, 2013

Something New

Hello, everyone.  I'm going to start doing some new things today.  I'm going to start publishing stories on my blog.  They are mine and no one else's.  I also might start posting some of my artwork, though I don't think it's any good.  I'll just post little pieces of short flash fiction and see what you guys think of it.  I hope you will all like it.  Farewell. 
Starvix Draxon

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Raksura: The Cloud Roads Review

The Cloud Roads is an excellent book if you like a good read.  It tells of the man called Moon a person who can shift into a winged creature, called a Raksura.  He searches to find out who he is and eventually gives up, constanly being kicked out tribe after tribe because his Raksura form looks like a fell creature.  He eventually finds out what he is, and joins the Raksura tribe, but still feels out of place because many want him gone.  The story is all about find where one belongs, a place to call home.  I completely related to the character Moon as I too sometimes felt out of place in grade school and middle school until I found my place in the theater. 
So that aspect of the book is really good.  The description wasn't too much although I would have liked to have seen greater detail on some of the land based creatures that were just sort of referenced.  I had trouble telling which character was which due to their names.  Something you really have to be careful with is character names and making sure you clearly describe what they look like.  I do think there were too many characters to keep the names straight.  Some parts felt a little bland.  I did think that the story seemed to go on and on at a moment but I think it was a nice length.  I did want to see more conflict.  I felt Moon's change of belonging felt too quick and would have loved to see more resistance, more conflict, more drama.  The author was doing a really good job of it and then she made certain things happen that I wouldn't have done.  I do think, however, this is a good book, and if any of you out there are looking for something to read, I reccomend The Cloud Roads, for it is sweet and heart warming, even though there are a couple of minor cons.  I give it some where between a three and a four star. It is also a seriew with two other books.  Keep reading everyone!
,Starvix Draxon

Monday, January 14, 2013

Starter types confirmed.

Today the Pokémon company confirmed that the starter Pokémon chespin, fennikin, and froakie, are pure grass, water, and fire types respectively. No big surprise there as the only starter that was a dual type was bulbasaur being grass/poison. Also the official imperial heights and weights of Yveltal and Xerneas were revealed. Yveltal is 19' tall and 447.5 lbs. Xerneas is 9' 10" tall and 474 lbs. More updates when more is revealed. Until then Catch them all!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Legendary Pokémon names revealed!

Sorry for being a little late in posting this but here you are. The names of the Legendary Pokémon were revealed yesterday not 24 hours after the initial announcement video was released, Xerneas (pronounced "ZURR-nee-us") is the blue elk like Pokémon,

and Yveltal ("ee-VELL-tall") is the red Wyvern like Pokémon.

These are the two version mascots for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y respectively. More info is expected soon so I will update with new info as it becomes available. Until then let me know what your thoughts are about the announcement in the comments below.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The World of Pokémon Evolves!

It's here in October. Generation 6! 3ds! New starters!
 New legends!

 New region! New style of name! Pokémon X and Pokémon Y! 
Watch this announcement video for a glimpse of the gameplay.

So to go more in depth into this video the new region looks like it will be based off of France with at least one large city based off of Paris. The region will have at least 9 cities, an Elite 4, a new professor named after a kind of tree, 8 Pokémon gyms(one of them will most likely be a bug type gym), and approximately 100 new Pokémon! Also based on this video there will be Pokémon from previous regions available near the start of the game, and the bike from previous games seams to have been replaced by roller-blades. The gameplay will be 3d and the camera seams to be looking from about the eye level of  the character. Battle system looks like it will be the same turn based thing we have come to expect from the Pokémon games but the Pokémon and envionment will be moving and very dynamic, with new animations for all the moves and a camera follow like was seen in Pokémon Battle Revolution. All in all I am very excited for these new games and am pretty sure thich starter I will be choosing and which game I will get. More updates will come when new things are announced but until then enjoy the announcement video and let me know in the comments your thoughts and which starter you would like to start with.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Update on the jan 8 news

In a twist of events the Pokémon company USA has announced that there will be some big news coming on January 8 this follows on from the Japanese announcement a few weeks ago. I will be posting the news here on the 8th as soon as it comes so stay tuned.