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Berserk review, by ZXY8
Berserk
The anime/manga I have decided to review this time is Berserk. My previous reviews can be viewed here: Attack On Titan/Shingeki No Kyojin: One Piece: Hunter x Hunter: Pokemon Adventures: Death Note: Gintama: Fairy Tail: Cowboy Bebop:
Just to let people know, this will contain spoilers. As of typing this, 347 chapters (although a chapter is referred to as an episode) have been released (there are more chapters but the chapters were not numericalised from the beginning), so I may include anything that is contained throughout the series.
Like other anime/manga I have gotten into, I chose to get into Berserk as I was looking for a new anime/manga to watch/read and it sounded like I would enjoy it. Berserk is known as an extremely violent anime/manga, and I am fine with there being violence in anime/manga, so that wasn’t an issue as to whether
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Cowboy Bebop review, by ZXY8
Cowboy Bebop
The anime/manga I have decided to review this time is Cowboy Bebop. My previous reviews can be viewed here: Attack On Titan/Shingeki No Kyojin: One Piece: Hunter x Hunter: Pokemon Adventures: Death Note: Gintama: Fairy Tail:
Just to let people know, this will contain spoilers. As of typing this, all 26 episodes have aired, so I may include anything that is contained throughout the series.
Like other anime/manga I have gotten into, I chose to watch Cowboy Bebop as I was looking for a new anime to watch and it sounded like I would enjoy it. Cowboy Bebop is a critically acclaimed anime which tells the story of a group of bounty hunters who travel throughout space in search of criminals and their own personal goals. The main character is Spike Spiegel who is a former criminal from the Red Dragon Syndicate. He left the Syndicate and is in search of the love of
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Fairy Tail review, by ZXY8
Fairy Tail
The anime/manga I have decided to review this time is Fairy Tail. My previous reviews can be viewed here: Attack On Titan/Shingeki No Kyojin: One Piece: Hunter x Hunter: Pokemon Adventures: Death Note: Gintama:
Just to let people know, this will contain spoilers. As of typing this, 466 chapters and 265 episodes have been released, so I may include anything that is contained in the first 466 chapters and 265 episodes.
Like other anime/manga I have gotten into, I chose to watch Fairy Tail initially as I was looking for a new anime to watch and it sounded like I would enjoy it. My prediction was correct, and Fairy Tail is still one of my favourite anime/manga. Fairy Tail takes place in the world of Earth Land, and follows the adventures of a Fire Dragon Slayer wizard named Natsu Dragneel who seeks out his long lost dragon father Igneel. Natsu shortly meets up with a celestial w
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Gintama review, by ZXY8
Gintama
The anime/manga I have decided to review this time is Gintama. My previous reviews can be viewed here: Attack On Titan/Shingeki No Kyojin: One Piece: Hunter x Hunter: Pokemon Adventures: Death Note:
Just to let people know, this will contain spoilers. As of typing this, 567 chapters and 301 episodes have been released, so I may include anything that is contained in the first 567 chapters and 301 episodes.
Like other anime/manga I have gotten into, I chose to watch Gintama initially as I was looking for a new anime to watch and it sounded like I would enjoy Gintama. Gintama is without a doubt, the funniest form of media I have ever seen. This includes all anime, all manga, all non-anime television shows, all movies, all comics, and so forth. Gintama is more humorous than classics such as South Park, Family Guy, and the first eight seasons of The Simpsons.
Gintama takes place in Edo, Japan, somet
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Death Note review, by ZXY8
Death Note
The anime/manga I have decided to review this time is Death Note. My previous reviews can be viewed here: Attack On Titan/Shingeki No Kyojin: One Piece: Hunter x Hunter: Pokemon Adventures:
Just to let people know, this will contain spoilers. Death Note is complete, so I may include anything that is contained throughout.
Death Note is about a genius high school student named Light Yagami who one day comes across a book known as the Death Note. The Death Note is a supernatural book which has the ability to kill anyone whose name is written in it. Shortly after acquiring the Death Note, Light meets a Shinigami names Ryuk who tells him that he was the one who initially dropped the Death Note in the human world. Light wants to create a new world by eliminating all the criminals in the world. After extensive deaths, Light is referred to by the public as Kira. Shortly after, the greatest detective in the world kno
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This is my first journal and I called it Dragon Horse as I like the name.

I'm really not too sure what to write here so I'm just going to say anything that comes to mind; I just really wanted to do a journal.

Dragon Horse - I once was changing stations on tv and saw a creature on a cartoon. I called it a Dragon Horse as it kind of looked like one. Ever since then I have liked Dragon Horse. And this occured many many years ago.

Ponies - Recently I have been watching My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, and I must say I really enjoy the show. The characterisation is fantastic and each pony has their own unique personality. And their personalities are far different than each others. Also the writing is great and the storyline backs it up. There is actually a fair bit of humour in the show espescially with Pinkie Pie and her wild antics.

The main 6 characters each have such a different personality that as a viewer you can't help but find one that you connect with most. For me it would be Twilight Sparkle as we are very similar. This is also another reason I believe this is a successful show. Just because it is a cartoon, many people find it strange that there are a lot of older people, in particular men who watch MLP. However if you forget the fact it is intended for young girls then you would see this show as any other. I believe people need to open up and watch something before they judge it. I first heard of this meme through Skyrim and the MLP/Skyrim pics. I wondered why these adults were watching it; I was curious. I watch many other cartoons. I've seen over 700 episodes of Pokemon, I like Ben 10, and watched the first 5 (main) series of Yu-Go-Oh. DBZ is one of the greatest, Simpsons S1-8 and a bit of 9 were brilliant, Family Guy used to be so great, Cleveland Show I watch cause it is a spin-off of Family Guy. Olden Mario Bros show, Sonic. If the show is good I will watch it.

MLP is a great show and I thoroughly enjoy watching it. I love cartoons and this is no exception. There are also lessons that are learnt in each episode about friendship and how it grows between the main characters. The positive messages can be helpful not just to the characters themselves but also in real life. Overall MLP is a great show and I would recommend anyone to watch it.

My next and final topic will be in relation to a Monado. In case you don't know what that is, it is the main weapon in a video game for the Wii called Xenoblade Chronicles. This game I completed last year and it took me over 100 hours to do so. I truly rate this game as the 3rd greatest game of all time behind The Legend Of Zelda Ocarina Of Time (1st) and Super Mario 64 (2nd) - I will put my list of 20 up some other time.

GAMEPLAY/STORYLINE 10/10
XC is a perfect 10/10 for me. Firstly it's strongest point is the storyline. I have never seen a better storyline in any game in history and I have played video games my whole life. It is just facinating and the constant twists that occur make this game amazing. The gameplay is big, very very big. I took over 102 hours to do the game and I did many side-quests. I have read that some people have taken much more time than me, even over 160 hours. The world is big and vast and amazing to explore.

GRAPHICS 10/10
The graphics are amazing. These are the best graphics I have seen since Metroid Prime came out (another game in my top 20 of all time). And even when you walk vast fields and snowy terrains, the grahpics are still there to be in awe of. The characters are nice, the monsters are great and the graphics are a class above.

MUSIC 10/10
The music is large in taste and it adds another great ingredient to the game. Different areas have different music and the battles have different music altogether. The music helps to capture the feel of the environment and goes hand-in-hand with the graphics.

CHARACTERS 10/10
The acting is great, their characterisation is terrific and each of the characters have their own unique abilities. Throughout the game you can play as 7 characters and each have a different skill set and art group(abilities) to master. You end up feeling for the good characters and despising the evil ones. And like I said before each character is voice acted superbly and it is not overdone or underdone like other games. Overall these are some of the best characters you will ever see, and you can have 3 characters in your group at once with the others ready for action if you swap them around. So you can choose whatever combination of characters you desire. And even if you don't use some characters they still get up experience so no need to worry about that.

WHAT IS THE GAME ABOUT? 10/10
The game is about the main character of Shulk who travels throughout the world in order to stop the Mechon after they attack his home Colony of Colony 9. He travels with his trusy friend Reyn and they meet up with others along the journey. However early on in the game Shulk comes in possession of a weapon known as the Monado. This is a special energy blade that can easily cut up Mechon. It also has teh power to see into the future and does so many times during battles. With the Monados help you will travel across the land in order to stop the Mechon once and for all.

OVERALL 10/10
This game is one of the greatest ever. I think everyone should get it as it is truly a masterpiece.

Overall Dragon Horse is cool, My Little Pony rocks and Xenoblade Chronicles is AMAZING.

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Hi everyone, my name is Mark and I am 26 years old and from Australia. I am a nice, caring person who believes in loyalty, truthfulness, kindness and equality. I am 171cm (5'7”), have blue/green eyes, and am also vegetarian. I study at university doing my PhD in Sports Science.

I like to listen to music, exercise, be around friends, shop, learn new things, and play video games. I have tried to learn German in the past, however I do not know much. I like animals, and really like dogs and cats. I like drawing and writing. I have written a novel and hope to get it published one day. I have also begun drawing a comic series which I thoroughly enjoy doing.

In sport I follow many teams:
In AFL I follow the mighty Essendon Bombers
In soccer, Chelsea (who I have supported even before they were a top team)
In F1, Ferrari, or most Aussies
In NFL, Philadelphia Eagles
In NBA, Phoenix Suns
In MLB, Boston Red Sox
In NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins
In NBL, Perth Wildcats

I also do not drink alcohol and I have never even tried it. I also have never smoked or done drugs and I do not intend to do any ever.

I am also a massive fan of the WWE and of anime and manga.

I hope that I can meet some new awesome friends on this site.

That’s all I can think of at the moment, and if you would like to know anything about me, just ask, I am more than happy to answer any questions.
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Taslia comic - Chapter 9, by ZXY8

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Huzzah, my art has improved once again. Drawing all those trees in the massive view of the area took a while. Also, Nelto's dream is one of the weirdest things I have ever drawn; I like it.

Sincerely,

ZXY8/Mark Jenkins
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Taslia comic - Chapter 8, by ZXY8

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My goal was to be able to complete this chapter within a week, and I did it. I am very pleased with this. I will not be releasing the next chapter as quickly as this one. It has been a goal of mine to get a chapter done within a week for a bit now, so I wanted to do it. The next chapter will be released within a month as usual.

Once again, I think my art has improved.

Sincerely,

ZXY8/Mark Jenkins
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Taslia comic - Chapter 7, by ZXY8

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I had a big problem during this chapter. After I had done the cover page, the first page, and two thirds of the second page, the computer froze and I had to do a hard reset. This corrupted my file and after I spent 4 to 5 hours trying to figure out how to restore my corrupted file, I decided to just start again. Thankfully I had copied the cover page colour pictures to another file (a massive file I have for character designs, etc), so I could just copy them back to the cover page. I save a lot, but I never thought that my file would get corrupted. Now I have two files I use to save, just to make sure. Thankfully I was able to restore all text and its positions, so that was good. And I knew exactly how I wanted the panels, so that's good. When re-drawing the first page and two thirds, I was incredibly focused and tried to do it as quickly as possible. This took me somewhere from 3 and a half to 4 hours. I did it in two sessions. Drawing all that previously took me a lot longer. It was good to know though that I could actually draw that amount in that time.

As for the drawing.....so much wood. Also, I prefer drawing small leaves than grass. I once again believe this is my best chapter art-wise.

Once again I have done this chapter within the 1 month time frame I give myself.

Sincerely,

ZXY8/Mark Jenkins
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Taslia comic - Chapter 6, by ZXY8

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This is my best chapter in terms of art by far. I put a lot more detail into the drawings and I tried to draw people from different angles. Also, my blood drawing ability has increased, amongst other things. I am sure of a better way to draw fire now. The overview panel of Accurlonia burning - while it was easy to draw, it took a while. Drawing that panel in one go tired my arm out a bit. Drawing for a while in general can tire my arm out. Although this is referring to hours without any breaks. Also I have learnt to draw flowing hair in the wind, and with movement. I haven't done it with Nelto yet, but with Linda I have as she has much longer hair.

Once again I have done this chapter well within the 1 month time frame I give myself.

Sincerely,

ZXY8/Mark Jenkins
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Taslia comic - Chapter 5, by ZXY8

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I completed this chapter in around half a month, and since I set myself a month to complete each chapter, this is really good.

I feel that my art has improved this chapter. I am trying to draw people from different angles.

I really enjoyed drawing “Didley”. I change the names of famous things just to avoid copyright. I will usually just change the first letter if possible. I used a black bar to cover the eyes just to make sure I’m not copyrighting (I got this technique from Gintama). The tune Linda and Nelto were singing/whistling was the boss music that “Didley” appears with in Muper Setroid.

Also, when bad people hurt/kill their allies, that’s just a bad move on their behalf.

Sincerely,

ZXY8/Mark Jenkins

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