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I'm pretty sure this topic can go here, since I couldn't think of anyplace else.  

Anyway, I've recently gotten into the Big Finish plays, mainly since I wanted to hear some stories featuring the Sixth Doctor that weren't garbage like most of his TV tenure.  The first two I listened to; The Whispers of Terror and The Marian Conspiracy were okay, but one of them introduced Evelyn, who became one of my favorite companions.  And he eventually became one of my favorites, being an arrogant jerk, but still the altruistic adventurer that the Doctor usually is. 

What really got me hooked was the Eight Doctor's first story; Storm Warning.  I still haven't seen all of the movie yet, but I think this was an excellent introduction to Paul McGann.  I still remember listening to it on one of my long walks, and getting really into it, especially at the end when the Doctor realizes the consequences for letting Charley be his companion. 

My favorites so far would have to be:
Fifth Doctor: Spare Parts, Winter for the Adept

Sixth Doctor:
Project Twilight/Project Lazarus
The Apocalypse Element
And the Pirates
The One Doctor
The Holy Terror

Eight Doctor:
Storm Warning
An Earthly Child
Blood of the Daleks
Sisters of the Flame/Vengeance of Morbius

I'm not sure how many other Whovians I'll find here who've listened to them.  But, feel free to share your opinions, or recommendations for which stories to listen to next. 
I wasn't sure which forum to put this in.  So moderators, feel free to move the topic elsewhere if need be. 

Anyway, after Little Kuriboh started the whole abridged series craze, I kinda got tired of the other copycats who followed suit.  While doing an abridged parody of Dragonball Z had a lot of potential, I didn't think it was that good either.  The humor in the first season just didn't work for me, since the fourth wall jokes and everything had been done to death in Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged.  Though yes, Nappa sort of did make it all worth watching.

I remember laughing a lot harder once they got to the Namek saga.  It seemed like a true parody, and Team Four Star did so well with what they were given.  Freeza still managed to be intimidating, while still acting like Mr. Burns or Mallory Archer.  And the way his composure worked off of Goku's stupidity during their fight was perfect.  I loved how they changed a few characters' personalities just to get a few more jokes out of them, especially Guru.  

Season 3 is just as hilarious.  Takahata101's take on Cell is spot-on.  I love his psychotic troll schtick, especially in his first form. 

So yeah, feel free to add anything else; favorite characters, scenes, quotes.  I think most characters are pretty funny.  But the ones I think are especially hilarious are:

For a long time, I never really understood RPGs. It was mainly because I was too young and impatient to really enjoy grinding and exploring and everything. I'd usually watch one of my neighbors play Secret of Mana or Final Fantasy VI whenever we came over, and thinking they were boring. The first one I remember playing was Super Mario RPG when I was 8. Admittedly, after Final Fantasy VII came out, that's when I started to get more interested in the genre.

Feel free to include sub-genres in your lists too.

It's gonna be a long list, and I probably won't limit myself to one game per franchise.

Chrono Trigger
Final Fantasy VI, IX, VII, IV, and X
Dragon Quest IV and VIII
Diablo II
Dark Cloud 2
Tales of Symphonia
Odin Sphere
Rogue Galaxy
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Borderlands 2
Xenoblade Chronicles
I've been following Doug Walker for awhile now, and I really enjoy his work.  It took me awhile to get used to all of his screeching and overreacting, but it really grew on me.  I think his review of the Pokemon movie was really what sold me. 

A lot of fans feel like he's lost some of his spark since he added Malcolm, Rachel and Tamara to his cast, and feel like those skits in the middle of the reviews are filler.  But, I don't mind them, and most of them are relevant to the review unlike the cutaway gags from Family Guy.  Though I admit they can drag on for too long. 

Anyway, here are a few of my favorite review:

The commercial specials
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
The Christmas Tree
The Neverending Story 3
The Last Airbender
The Cat in the Hat
Disney Afternoon
Superman IV
Alone in the Dark
Sonic the Hedgehog
The Care Bears movie

I'm probably missing a lot, but these ones had me laughing pretty hard. 
Though it's a bit of a cliche, mostly in fantasy and anime, one of my favorite character archetypes is the wise old mentor.  Most of the time they're pretty likeable, giving the protagonists guidance while kicking ass at the same time. 

Anyway, some of my favorites:

William A. Zepelli, Joseph Joestar- Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
Iroh- Avatar: The Last Airbender
The Doctor
Yoda- Star Wars
Silver S. Rayleigh- One Piece
Makarov- Fairy Tail
Genkai- Yu Yu Hakusho
Splinter- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


Amir Elkassed
United States
Current Residence: Virginia
Favourite genre of music: Metal, Trance, Industrial
Favourite cartoon character: Monkey D. Luffy, Joseph Joestar
It's been years since I last wrote a journal, so let me start off by talking about a few things that have been going on in my life.  Last year, I finally graduated from Nova, with honors after passing a math class that was giving me a lot of trouble.  I've been going to George Mason for a year, where I'm working towards my Bachelor's degree in Spanish.    It's a new experience for me, but I'm managing, and even made the Dean's List for both semesters.

Now, I have more than two months to relax.  And on a completely unrelated note: Today, I started my first day at Great Harvest; a bakery near my house.
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Playing: Super Street Fighter IV

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LauraHolArt Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
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