October 31

Raid Shadow Legends

I wanted to talk about Raid Shadow Legends, my new favorite mobile games, and one of the biggest mobile role-playing games of 2019 that’s totally free! Based on app store statistics almost 10 million users have joined Raid over the last six months, and I think it’s one of the most impressive games in its class with detailed models, environments and smooth 60 frames per second animations! All the champions in the game can be customized with unique gear that changes your strategic buffs and abilities! The dungeon bosses have some ridiculous skills of their own and figuring out the perfect party and strategy to overtake them’s a lot of fun! Currently, with over 300,000 reviews, Raid has almost a perfect score on the Play Store! The community is growing fast and the highly anticipated new faction wars feature is now live, you might even find my squad out there in the arena! It’s easier to start now than ever with rates program for new players you get a new daily login reward for the first 90 days that you play in the game! One of my favorite champions is Rae, she is a dark elf ranged magic caster that is optimized for arena, dungeons, and farming. Another character that I enjoy playing is Septimus who focuses on stealth activities and magic casting. One of his abilities is a poison which allows him to damage a target over time. This can be combined with a leech life to drain an opponent’s life force extremely fast.

October 25

My Take On Shrek 2

I just finished watching Shrek 2 and I have to say it’s a cinematic masterpiece. The plot begins with Fiona convincing Shrek to visit her parents in Far Far Away. Fiona wants to get her parents’ blessing for their marriage. Shrek’s father in law, Harold, in fact, is repulsed by the idea of their marriage and confers with the fairy godmother. She believes that the only way to get Harolds happily ever after is to kill Shrek. This surprised me, however towards the end of the movie Harold shows character progression by switching his stance on the marriage and trying to make amends. When you look past the veil of the fairytale elements, it’s a story about a husband who wants to be the best man he can be for his wife, but because he’s so different from what his in-laws expect, he feels like he has to change. The beautiful part about it is that he’s so willing to sacrifice everything that he is to make his wife happy, he goes so far as to transform into something that he’s not. When he finally gets to ask his wife what she wants and tells her he’s willing to change, he learns that he was already the best man he could be, and then they live happily ever after. And that’s before analyzing the subtext, the undertones of racial tension, poverty, the innuendos, the pop culture references, and the subplot alluded throughout that his father in law was in fact just like him, and even had a similar arc. All in all 12/10 movie.

October 19

I Hate Bob the Builder.

Guys Bob the Builder is terrible. Bob from Bob the Builder is known to have a group of some type of extraterrestrial beings that happen to look like construction machinery. However, throughout the series, he is seen to be abusing and forcing them against their will to work for the master Bob the Builder. This is a clear example of how the television series alludes to the modern era, where workers are underpaid and treated like slaves. He always suppresses them into manual labor through his “Can we build it?” chants, which reflect upon the mentality of modern capitalism. In addition, the other citizens of the town are like the middle-class actively supporting them and demanding products while the “workers” continue to live in a red, cold, and dark shed. Bob the Builder can also continuously buy more “workers” and fuel his own idea of slavery in the present day. I find this a despicable example of what our society is progressing towards, where workers are corraled by societal standards that prevent them from unionizing and resisting the inevitable oligarchical take over of the world. The middle class sit by and watch as more and more of our rights are being taken away, while the poor become poorer. Bob the Builder is a warning for the future, similarly to George Orwell’s “1984”. Even the Bob the Builder brand has been bought and sold to different companies for toy rights. This is just yet another example of the inevitable take over by big companies.