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If you guys don't know about my book, The Weiss Kittens and the Family Tree (www.amazon.com/Weiss-Kittens-F…), I have been buying my own book and selling it to my colleagues to hopefully get it out. 

Anyway the purpose of this journal is to let you all know I have a sequel coming which is undergoing copyright right now and I should hear back by late March or April.  Before Christmas I had shown my pics to a couple who was interested in one page and now I have the idea that I can scan my favorite images and sell the individual pictures for money.  Said page is the pic introducing the Weiss Kittens' upcoming villain!

Prices will be coming soon.
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Okay I just rewatched the movie again, and here I go with my review of My Little Pony: Equestria Girls.

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls (2013)

Director: Jayson Thiessen

Cast: Tara Strong (Twilight Sparkle), Ashleigh Ball (Applejack, Rainbow Dash), Andrea Libman (Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy) Tabitha St. Germain (Rarity, Princess Luna), Cathy Weseluck (Spike), Nicole Oliver (Princess Celestia), Rebecca Shoichet (Sunset Shimmer), Lee Tockar (Snips), Richard Ian Cox (Snails), Vincent Tong (Flash Sentry)

Distributed by Hasbro Pictures

Runtime: 72 minutes

MPAA rating: G

To be honest, and to my parents' mercy due to the fact I was born a guy, I had no earlier interest in My Little Pony. But due to the Hub series being what it is, I felt it would eventually have a crack at a film (something only the 80s series did in theatres). Due to this being a limited release I don't consider it a major animated film (it didn't come out in theatres where I live).

Then there is also a dividing opinion I have heard: some people claim this movie was made as fanservice to all the viewers that try to envision the characters if they were actually humans, okay, but on the other hand courtesy of Jenn Blake (one of the artists behind the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic book), she has the idea this movie was made largely to promote the toyline and hopefully steal some thunder from the Monster High dolls. In any case...

The story is about Twilight Sparkle having just become an alicorn and now may end up with a kingdom to rule. However, during the night a former student of Princess Celestia's breaks in and steals Twilight's crown, leaping into another dimension in the process. To recover the crown Twilight must venture into the magic mirror (and Spike does, voluntarily) to reclaim it and in order to do so adopts a completely new identity as a human teenage girl in a world where there are humanized versions of every character in the show.

I'm going to start with what I liked about this film first. First off, the animation is non-CGI (largely) and it's very faithful to the series which I liked. The characters, who include Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Rarity and Rainbow Dash are also appealing and it proves something that I had an underlying hunch about: if these characters were not ponies I could see them as human girls. Going past the novelty gimmick I consider that a good thing as it makes the characters relatable and helps the target audience like them better. And despite some controversy about Spike being cast as a dog it doesn't seem too jarring.

I will also say the songs are nice and well-choreographed and lots of humor manages to hit its mark. As well the movie does, as evidence that they love their fans they do quite a bit of fanservice. A hardcore fan will be able to point out exactly what episode certain actions happened and there are an awful lot of humanized versions of pretty much every single character in the show. This is nice and definitely appreciated, but for reasons I will get into later it is also something of a double-edged sword.

Now for things I didn't like: first thing I will say is while is a commercially available movie about the Hub series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, like with the two Smurfs movies it spends little time in the universe we want to see. This movie could very well have, with some minor rewrites been all about these humanized ponies. You could have just made the movie at first be about Twilight's mother dropping her off at school and she goes about making her friends, in a way similar to the series' premiere two-part episode. The sequences with the actual ponies are not essential as they only bookend the movie. I'll give it a pass since the franchise has a long history of being seen as the butt of a joke and there is the element of novelty on its side, but I would pass if you expected me to see a Transformers movie where Optimus Prime dimension-hops to another world where we see human versions of all the other Autobots and Decepticons.

Another problem I tended to have was the overabundance of fanservice. It's nice to see that they acknowledge their fans are watching the movie and want to remind them of why they love their show in the first place, but they go too far in that regard. For one thing, they go and reference Fluttershy's first response to Spike, okay. Cutie Mark Crusaders making their song? Great. The dress sequences courtesy of Rarity? Nice. Rainbow Dash saying "So awesome"? You're pushing it. When Trixie appeared on the show? I'm drawing the line. Another problem that I have is this takes up like half the movie and it interferes with the story.

Then some of the story doesn't make sense, like I don't understand how Sunset Shimmer manages to divide everyone in the school into different camps yet still manages to be so popular. Also, did anyone else think it was wrong for Twilight, who is supposed to be a pony in the guise of a human girl, to openly crushing on human boy?  He does have a pony counterpart but she falls for the human first.

Speaking of which Sunset Shimmer is not really all that strong of a villain. For one thing she doesn't get much exposition into who she is or why she decided to rebel in the first place. All we really get is that she was a former student of Princess Celestia's who wasn't getting what she wanted when she wanted it without any fault on her mentor's part, so all it looks like is she is nothing more than a spoiled brat. The poor pacing and overreliance on fanservicing leaves very little room for development on her part and we are left with a rushed explanation in the final few minutes.

Finally I will say that My Little Pony: Equestria Girls is not art by any means, but it's not painful either. At best it acts like an animated babysitter that should leave fans mildly satisified. Hopefully in the future the suits at Hasbro will shoot a bit higher with Rainbow Rocks... actually maybe they should just give fans what they really want and just do a legitimate movie about this series because the novelty of seeing the ponies as humans has worn off, so... I'm not getting my hopes too high for the next movie.

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls (2013)
TreyVore rates it: C

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Hey everyone!

I am just writing to let everyone know that for Christmas this year, I got myself a Nintendo Wii U!  

If you have one as well and would like to add me as a friend, my username is Trey-Vore.

Hope to see you there!
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Hey guys!

 

It took a lot of preparation, but my book is finally up and ready for your reading pleasure on Amazon and Amazon Europe!

 

See it for yourselves here at the following link: www.createspace.com/4184814?re…

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I have agreed to showcase my pic "All-American Rarity" in Mindhut's 4th of July Geektacular slideshow!

 

You can see it for yourselves at the following www.sparknotes.com/mindhut/201…

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Thanks to the DeviantArtist ManectricTamer (manectrictamer.deviantart.com/), I have done an animal meme.  I am a fox!  :D

Snake
[ ] Physically, you are very flexible.
[x] You like to have power or take control in most situations.
[ ] You are a smooth talker.
[ ] You lie a lot.
[ ] You can stretch your mouth very wide.
[ ] You intimidate most people.
[ ] Most people don't like you.
[ ] Your favorite color is green.  
[x] You don't have very many friends.
[ ] You have more enemies than friends.
[x] You are cunning.
[x] You like to be alone.
Total= 4

Bird
[ ] You like to feel as free as possible.
[x] Most people really like you.
[ ] You are talkative.
[ ] You feed the ducks when you go to the park.
[x] You have been on an airplane before.
[ ] You would like to fly someday, airplane or not.
[x] Your favorite color is blue.
[ ] People say that you have a great sense of direction in life.
[ ] You have a lot of friends.
[ ] You have picked up a bird's feather and kept it for a long time.
[ ] You like to be part of the crowd.  
[ ] Your vision is 20x20 or better.
Total= 3

Cat
[x] You are very independent.
[x] You like to go out on adventures.
[ ] You're a cuddle-bug.
[x] You aren't afraid of mice.  
[ ] You have a pet cat.  
[ ] You have a pet fish.
[x] You have cheated death 1 or more times.
[x] You have been in a car accident.
[ ] Some people say that you're graceful.
[x] You are very quiet.
[ ] You don't like the rain.
[ ] Your favorite color is purple.
Total= 6

Dog
[x] You are very loyal.
[ ] You are a very social person.
[ ] You have many friends.
[ ] You would die for someone you love.
[ ] You love to play sports.
[x] You have a pet dog.
[ ] Your favorite color is yellow.
[x] You find joy in helping others.
[x] Your favorite food is meat.
[x] You have guided/helped someone on an outing before and did not mind.
[x] You would protect your friends and family no matter what.
[ ] You may drool from time to time.
Total= 6

Horse
[ ] You are a very physically-fit person.
[x] You like to go out on runs/jogs.
[ ] You are a vegetarian.
[ ] Strength is your best quality.
[x] People can depend on you for things.
[ ] Your favorite color is red.
[x] You like sports cars.
[ ] You think that a lowered suspension and better handling is the way to go.
[x] Your job requires you to lift 50 lbs or more.
[ ] Someone has asked you before, "Why the long face?"
[x] You like sweets.
[x] Apples are your preferred fruit.
Total= 6

Wolf
[x] You live with your family.
[x] You get along with your family.
[ ] You like to teach others.
[x] You have baby-sat before.
[ ] Your favorite color is gray.
[ ] People consider you to be a leader.
[x] You would protect family and friends if threatened.
[x] You like to sing.
[x] The nightlife is for you.
[ ] You like to go to raves or dances.
[ ] Being social is a big part of your personality.
[ ] You look up to someone and want to be like them someday.
Total= 6

Lion
[ ] You are popular.
[x] People look up to you.
[x] You hold a powerful presence.
[x] You have been in a fight before.
[ ] Your favorite color is gold.
[x] Someone has looked up to you before  
[ ] You sleep more than 12 hours a day.
[ ] You are a morning person.
[ ] You think you have the best hair.
[ ] You look intimidating to others.
[x] People don't bully you.
[x] You love the rain.
Total= 6

Bear
[ ] People think that you are very intimidating
[x] You are not afraid of bees.
[ ] Your favorite color is brown.
[ ] You like to go out for hikes in the forest/nature trails.
[x] You have brothers/sisters.
[x] You like to go fishing.
[x] You like to swim.  
[ ] You like to go hunting.
[ ] You adapt really well to extreme situations.
[ ] You are very strong.
[ ] You don't like a big crowd.
[ ] You are fearless of others.
Total= 4

Pig
[x] You like to eat.
[ ] Your favorite color is pink.
[x] You are very intelligent, or so you've been told.
[x] You are smarter than a dog.
[ ] You are not a picky eater.
[ ] You have sensitive skin.
[ ] You like mud baths/facials.
[ ] You like to be pampered.
[ ] You depend on others a lot.
[ ] You aren't the most active person.
[x] You love chocolate.
[ ] You're easily angered.
Total=  4

Elephant
[x] You are tall.
[ ] You eat a lot
[x] You have a great memory.
[ ] Your favorite color is silver.
[x] You wear glasses/contacts.
[x] You like to travel.
[x] You love to swim.
[ ] People don't bully you.
[ ] You carry something special with you everywhere you go.
[ ] You are a vegetarian.
[x] You would rather avoid a fight.
[ ] You have big ears.  
Total= 6

Fox
[x] You like to make jokes.
[x] You would like to become a comedian some day.
[x] You have pranked someone before.
[ ] You have a lot of friends.
[ ] Your favorite color is orange.  
[x] You believe in true love.
[ ] You love someone/have a crush on someone.
[x] People say you're sexy.
[x] You don't want to die or live life alone.
[ ] You would like to have children someday/You have children.
[x] You like to help your friends and family.
[x] You live in the suburbs.
Total = 8
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Okay, I just got back from Epic. Right now I will give my honest opinion on Blue Sky's 2013 epic adventure... Epic.

Story

The movie is about a teenage girl named Mary Katherine (call her M.K.) who goes to visit her father who is searching for scientific evidence that there is more to the forest than we may see. At the same time, it's established that there is, as the heroic Leaf Men and the Good Bugs want to preserve nature, and the villainous Bogguns, who stand for decay. The two stories converge and it's up to M.K. and her new allies to keep the forest--as well as nature--alive. I know it sounds a little like Ferngully: the Last Rainforest and does hit some familiar notes, but there aren't any human villains and plot-structure wise it's different. It may be a bit familiar, maybe just a bit scattershot, namely in that there are a few characters who don't contribute much, and one character almost feels like the equivalent of a brick joke, but it works fine.

Animation

The best part of the movie is the animation. It's very fluidly animated, and the textures are all very good. The human characters are animated like flesh-and-blood humans, but they aren't TOO realistic so I was never creeped out by them. The animal characters are all well-animated too, especially on some specific characters which I'll get into.

Characters

I will start with M.K. We don't really know much about her past or what she was doing prior to the film's events and at first skeptical about her father's work but is forced to believe it once it becomes real. She's a serviceable hero. Her father does an okay job as a background character and even some comedy relief. The developed Leaf Men include Nod, a rebellious teenager-like pseudo-love interest who isn't really interested in being a guardian of the Queen as much as he is being independent, and Ronin, the Leaf Men leader who takes his job seriously and I would swear seems to fight and move like a samurai (even his name, "Ronin" very much means a 'samurai with no master'). Then there is Nim, a six-legged glowworm who keeps the forest's recorded through scrolls; he reminds me of a soul man/televised preacher. Then the villain of the movie is Mandrake, the decay overlord who is distraught over his son's death and is seeking revenge on the Leaf Men. I understand the villain obviously has a vendetta of some kind but decay is natural; does it have to be god awful bad? However, the movie is almost stolen by the comedy relief characters named Mub and Grub. Respectively a slug and a snail, their comedy always seems to connect and the animation given really makes them shine. There are some other characters but they are rather tertiary; they don't get enough screentime to get much of an impact.

I will say Epic doesn't quite live up to it's name, but it's not really that bad either. It's more or less proof that Blue Sky is getting the idea of an animated film and while it's not quite as good as a movie like Rio, I will say it is an improvement over the Ice Age sequels. I know I won't be running back to the theatre to see it again, but I enjoyed the movie and feel it worth seeing. They just need to work on the story and really engaging us with the characters. Also, I don't know if it will have any sequels mainly due to stiff box-office competition from two other major summer sequels, Fast and Furious 6 and The Hangover Part 3.

Epic (2013)
TreyVore rates it: B
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Over the last two years, I have been busy writing and illustrating a book for children that I think kids will like and can learn something from.  It is an eBook that can be bought on lulu.com at the following link:

Support independent publishing: Buy this e-book on Lulu.
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Okay guys...

This is going to be my first journal review of a Disney film.  Due to the feedback I got from my friend :iconwhompywhomperson: I thought I'd try it myself.

So I thought I'd start things off with a review of the 52nd entry in the Disney Animated Canon catalog.  This movie is:

Wreck-It Ralph

Directed by: Rich Moore

Voice cast: John C. Reilly (Wreck-It Ralph), Sarah Silverman (Vanellope Von Schweetz), Jack MacBrayer (Fix-It Felix, Jr.), Jane Lynch (Sgt. Calhoun), Alan Tudyk (King Candy), Mindy Kaling (Taffyta Muttonfudge), Raymond Persi (Mayor Gene), Ed O'Neill (Mr. Litwak)

Runtime: 108 minutes

MPAA rating: PG (mild action/violence, some rude humor)

Plot: A 1980s video game villain is tired of having been doing the same job for the past 30 years, so he thinks a change is in order.  But can he do what is is right before he spells "Game Over" for the entire arcade?

First off, when I finally saw Brave, instead of being a Pixar movie, it felt like a fairly typical Disney film.  Wreck-It Ralph?  It felt like what you might expect from Pixar.  That was kind of a reason why no matter how much everyone seemed to praise Pixar, I chose to stand by Disney and DreamWorks because they may not have really nailed it every time, but when they do something nice, it really manages to be something.

The story is very good; it does remind me somewhat of Toy Story (in that the characters are "alive" inside the game) and Monsters, Inc. (the characters all have jobs and their games are just that) but it doesn't feel overly derivative.  

At the same time, the characters are well done too; I mean Fix-It Felix feels like an Expy for "Jumpman" (who we know to be the early Mario) and Ralph is the game's Donkey Kong (the arcade game even mimics that game's booth art).  I know that some people claimed this, but... at no point did Ralph actually remind me of Shrek.  I was happy with the fact Ralph and Felix don't wind up "trading jobs" or that Felix doesn't go the way of Stinky Pete in Toy Story 2.

I also liked how the story is consistent, nothing goes unresolved, and it ends without leaving unanswered questions (a flaw that was in Frankenweenie).

They also have some funny little commentaries on how video gaming has evolved since the 1980s; namely in how Calhoun, the Hero's Duty Sargeant with a tragic backstory in what is a pretty hard contrast to the no-plot-necessary gameplay of Fix-It Felix, Jr.  Imagine adapting a game like Pac-Man into a movie as opposed to Call of Duty.  It's witty in its own way.

I also have to mention Vanellope Von Schweetz.  I really did like her as well, like she is supposed to be one of the girls from Despicable Me in a Strawberry Shortcake-like video game called Sugar Rush.  She also seems to help bring out Ralph's better side when he learns that she is intended to be merely a programming glitch.  But is there more to her?  I can't say because the ending would be over but it makes the ending all the better.

There is also a whole bunch of cameos from other video gaming icons, but I am happy to report that the movie is not depending on these characters being on screen while also not simply being joke fodder--just cake icing.

For flaws, well...

The animation is really nice, no flaws there.  But... on some of the animation for the "Nicelanders" in the Fix-It Felix game... well I understand they are supposed to be animated like they would be in an early 1980s video game but the animation on Ralph and Felix is pretty fluid.  It just seems a bit inconsistent.

Another little thing involves the movie's villain.  Unlike movies like Lilo and Stitch and Bolt, this movie does have a villain--Sugar Rush game character King Candy.  I can't say who he is or why he's the bad guy, but for right now I'll say he gives the movie proof that it's a Western film--we are joking about a politican, and you don't see a Chinese movie doing that.  As a villain he's fine, and they do some things to make him different, but for the most part he feels like they ripped the Mad Hatter out of Alice in Wonderland  The voice, design, mannerisms--some people may find the similarities too close for comfort.

At the same time, there's a lot of product placement--and I think that may actually have hurt some of its chances of winning the Best Animated Feature of 2012 Award.  That along with all those existing video game characters that appear in the movie and the fact that the Academy doesn't really see video gaming as art.

Small complaints aside, I really do think Wreck-It Ralph is a movie worth seeing this Thanksgiving weekend.  Who knows, maybe I'll see it again.  I won't say it should stand as an "A+" movie, but I won't deny I really liked the movie and look forward to having it in my DVD collection.

Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
TreyVore rates it: A
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I decided to revamp my Tier List for Best and Worst episodes of Lilo and Stitch: the Series.  For the curious, here's what I mean by each:

Best: If you're new to this series, the "Best" episodes are the ones to start with. Due to their smart writing and clever humor, the strengths of the series are clearly visible.

For a newbie: If you're new to this show, these eps are a great way to go.

Middle: These episodes fall somewhere inbetween "Best" and "Worst". While they're not without their charms, their flaws are more notable; they won't leave a newbie begging for more, but they're harmless.

For a newbie: "Middle" episodes are up to you, but try to see a lot of the "Best" episodes first.

Worst: I would not suggest starting with these episodes; they have weak writing and poor humor. The flaws clearly stand out in these episodes.

For a newbie: Take my advice and skip these episodes for now; watch them after you are well-initated (when they will do the least harm).

DISCLAIMER: Keep in mind that these are only my opinions. You are free to make up your own list. I will only rate the episodes of the show, not any of the movies (Lilo and Stitch, Lilo and Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch, Stitch!: the Movie and Leroy and Stitch).

Tier 1: Best Episodes

Experiment 513: Richter
Experiment 254: Mr. Stenchy
Experiment 300: Spooky
Experiment 520: Cannonball
Experiment 601: Kixx
Experiment 619: Splodyhead
Experiment 383: Swirly
Experiment 032: Fibber
Experiment 199: Nosy
Experiment 158: Finder
Experiment 624: Angel
Experiment 323: Hunkahunka
Experiment 258: Sample
Experiments 149 and 150: Bonnie and Clyde
Experiment 319: Spike
Experiment 062: Frenchfry
Experiment 113: Shoe
Experiment 020: Slick
Experiment 029: Checkers
Experiment 319: Spats
Experiment 322: Heckler
Experiment 267: Wishy-Washy
Experiment 234: Shush
Experiment 285: Lax
Experiment 120: Snafu
Experiment 251: Link

Tier 2: In the middle

Experiment 177: Clip
Experiment 007: Gigi
Experiments 501 and 502: Yin and Yang
Experiment 303: Amnesio
Experiment 586: Tank
Experiment 509: Sprout
Experiment 627
Experiment 025: Topper
Experiment 228: Melty
Experiment 604: Houdini
Experiment 523: Slushy
Experiment 344: Dupe
Experiment 010: Felix
Experiment 222: Poxy
Experiment 151: Babyfier
Experiment 608: Slugger
Experiment 355: Swapper
Experiment 133: PJ
Experiment 505: Ploot
Experiment 277: Snooty
Experiment 540: Phoon
Experiment 607: Rufus
Experiment 276: Remmy
Experiment 223: Glitch/Experiment 600: Woops

Tier 3: Worst Episodes

Experiment 375: Phantasmo
Experiment 606: Holio
Experiment 345: Elastico
Experiment 613: Yaarp
The Asteroid
Experiment 602: Sinker
Experiment 297: Shortstuff
Bad Stitch
Experiment 360: Drowsy
Experiment 089: Skip
Experiment 210: Retro
Experiment 248: Belle
Experiment 316: Morpholomew
Experiment 128: Bugby
Mrs. Hasagawa's Cats/Experiment 262: Ace
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I decided to revamp my Tier List for Best and Worst episodes of 101 Dalmatians: the Series.  For the curious, here's what I mean by each:

Best: If you're new to this series, the "Best" episodes are the ones to start with. Due to their smart writing and clever humor, the strengths of the series are clearly visible.

For a newbie: If you're new to this show, these eps are a great way to go.

Middle: These episodes fall somewhere inbetween "Best" and "Worst". While they're not without their charms, their flaws are more notable; they won't leave a newbie begging for more, but they're harmless.

For a newbie: "Middle" episodes are up to you, but try to see a lot of the "Best" episodes first.

Worst: I would not suggest starting with these episodes; they have weak writing and poor humor. The flaws clearly stand out in these episodes.

For a newbie: Take my advice and skip these episodes for now; watch them after you are well-initated (when they will do the least harm).

DISCLAIMER: Keep in mind that these are only my opinions.  You are free to make up your own list.  

Tier 1: Best episodes

Home is Where the Bark Is
Love 'Em and Flea 'Em
Southern Fried Cruella
Swine Song
The Dogs of DeVil/Dog's Best Friend
Out to Launch/Prophet and Loss
You Slipped a Disk/Chow about That?
Tic Track Toe/Lucky All-Star
Shake, Rattle n' Woof/Cadpig Behind Bars
Leisure Lawsuit/Purred it Through the Grapevine
Two Faces of Anita
The Fungus Among Us
Four Stories Up
Alive N' Chicken
You Say it's Your Birthday
Oozy Does It/Barnboozled
Citizen Canine
Full Metal Pullet
Smoke Detectors/Lobster Tale
Treasure of Swamp Island/Lord of the Termites
Cruella World
The Maltese Chicken
Film Fatale
Snow Bounders/Gnaw or Never
Robo-Rolly
Virtual Lucky
The Nose Knows
K is For Kibble
Coup DeVil
Every Little Crooked Nanny/Cone Head
Un-Lucky
The Making Of...
Dog Food Day Afternoon

Tier 2: In the middle

He Followed Me Home
Howl Noon/Easy on the Lies
Two for the Show/An Officer and a Gentledog
Bad to the Bone
The High Price of Fame
Rolly's Egg-celent Adventure/Wild Chick Chase
A Christmas Cruella
Market Mayhem/Lucky to be Alone
Dough the Right Thing
It's a Swamp Thing/Roll Out the Pork Barrel
Prima Doggy
Close but No Cigar
Frisky Business/Cadet of the Month
Valentine Daze
Double Dog Dare/Moooove It On Over
Shrewzle Watch
Shipwrecked
Fountain of Youth
My Fair Chicken
Poison Ivy/Twelve Angry Pups
Splishing and Splashing
Cupid Pups
The Artist Formerly Known As Spot
Beauty Pagaent Pandemonium/Hog Tied
Channels
Walk on the Wild Side
DeVil-Age Elder
Jurassic Bark
Spot's Fairy God Chicken
Dalmatian Vacation Part 1: Road Warriors
Dalmatian Vacation Part 2: Cross-Country Calamity
Dalmatian Vacation Part 3: Dearly Beloved

Tier 3: Worst Episodes

Watch for Falling Idols
The Great Cat Invasion
No Train, No Gain
Our Own Digs/Goose Pimples
Invasion of the Doggy Snatchers
Mall Pups
The Life You Save
Spots and Shots/On the Lamb
Walk a Mile in My Tracks
Hail to the Chief/Food for Thought
The Goodbye Chick
Humanitarian of the Year
Best of Show
Horace and Jasper's Big Career Move
My Fair Moochie
Good Neighbor Cruella/Animal House Party
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Yep, it's official!

Trey-Vore is on Facebook!

You can find me here at this www.facebook.com/profile.php?i…

Friend me please!  ;)
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Since I got tagged by :iconbrunamf:, I will now go and list 10 things about myself.

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Each tagged person must post 10 things about themselves.

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10 Things About Me

1. I am a very friendly and approachable person.
2. I have always been a bit of a Nintendo loyalist.
3. I prefer Pepsi to Coke.
4. You will need to go to insane lengths before you see me get angry.
5. My personal favorite animated movie is The Lion King (1994).
6. I am a 1980s junkie and the bulk of the songs on my iTunes account are songs from that time.
7. I am hoping to soon upgrade my license to a CDL.
8. I admit to have purchased some TV series on DVD which are bootlegs.
9. I am something of a patriot.
10. I had spent one year working in Disney World.

Hope you liked reading about me.  ;)
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Okay finally time for a new journal entry.  

In the past, I have done a little collage of images of my 101 Dalmatians: the Series OC Roxy and the canon character Jewel.  

Here's the Roxy collage: Trey-Vore.deviantart.com/art/M…

and here's the one of Jewel: trey-vore.deviantart.com/art/L…

But, I'm also planning to do another one: this collage would have Angel of Disney's Lilo and Stitch: the Series.  If you have a pic of Angel that you'd like to contribute, please speak up!

NOTE: Please keep it G-PG rated.

Thank you,
Trey-Vore
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Chad the Cartoon Nut's article on "Is Shrek that great a movie" chadthecartoonnut.deviantart.c… thread inspired me to list this article.  

On June 5, 2008, Yahoo posted their picks for their users' top animated films. This is the list right here:

#30: Bambi (1942)
#29: The Jungle Book (1967)
#28: Sleeping Beauty (1959)
#27: Over the Hedge (2006)
#26: The Simpsons Movie (2007)
#25: Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (2006)
#24: Ice Age (2002)
#23: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfes (1937)
#22: Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
#21: Mulan (1998)
#20: Peter Pan (1953)
#19: Horton Hears a Who! (2008)
#18: Lady and the Tramp (1955)
#17: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
#16: Princess Mononoke (1997)
#15: Cinderella (1950)
#14: The Little Mermaid (1989)
#13: Enchanted (2007)
#12: Shrek 2 (2004)
#11: Cars (2006)
#10: Monsters, Inc. (2001)
#9: Spirited Away (2002)
#8: Aladdin (1992)
#7: Beauty and the Beast (1991)
#6: Toy Story (1995)
#5: Ratatouille (2007)
#4: Shrek (2001)
#3: The Incredibles (2004)
#2: The Lion King (1994)
#1: Finding Nemo (2003)

I would say that I agree for the most part. I have not seen any of the Japanese anime films (not too big on anime), Over the Hedge or Horton Hears a Who!

I don't think Enchanted (which I also have not seen) belongs here because for the most part it's live action. If we count live-action/animation hybrids, then I'm surprised Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988) isn't up there.

I would agree a little more if 101 Dalmatians (1961) and Lilo and Stitch (2002) made the list.  Even if it meant Bambi and The Jungle Book were omitted, that would make a stronger list.  Bambi doesn't move me the way The Lion King does (Bambi lost his mom, yes, but he still had his dad.  Simba was likely to think his mom would have disowned him if she suspected her son killed Mufasa), and The Jungle Book, I think, only is held so highly in regard because it was the final movie Disney himself actually worked on.  It is a very fragmented story.  I would think 101 Dalmatians and Lilo and Stitch would be more worthy additions.  

One more thing I would have done is I'd have rated The Lion King higher than Finding Nemo (Finding Nemo is a little overrated; the story is more meaningful in The Lion King, and it has better cast support).  

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Ok, everyone, I now have Season 7 (1995-1996) up for ranking!  

Tier 1: Best Episodes

Home Sweet Homediddly-Dum-Doodily
Treehouse of Horror VI
King-Size Homer
Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming
The Simpsons 138th Episode Spectacular
Marge Be Not Proud
Team Homer
Two Bad Neighbors
Homer the Smithers
The Day the Violence Died
Bart on the Road
Much Apu About Nothing
Summer of 4 Ft. 2

Tier 2: In the middle

Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Two)
Radioactive Man
Bart Sells His Soul
Lisa the Vegetarian
Mother Simpson
Bart the Fink
Lisa the Iconoclast
A Fish Called Selma
Raging Abe Simpson and his Grumbling Grandson in "The Curse of the Flying Hellfish"

Tier 3: Worst Episodes

Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield
22 Short Films About Springfield
Homerpalooza
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Just like Sister Act 2, I'm 'back in the habit'!  Here's the Simpsons' 6th Season (1994-1995):

DISCLAIMER: Keep in mind these are only my opinions.  You are free to make up your own list.

Tier 1: Best Episodes

Bart of Darkness
Lisa's Rival
Itchy and Scratchy Land
Sideshow Bob Roberts
Treehouse of Horror V
Bart's Girlfriend
Homer: Bad Man
And Maggie Makes Three
Homie the Clown
Bart vs. Australia
Homer vs. Patty and Selma
Two Dozen and One Greyhounds
Lemon of Troy
Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)

Tier 2: In the middle

Lisa on Ice
Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy
Homer the Great
Bart's Comet
A Star is Burns
Lisa's Wedding
The PTA Disbands
The Springfield Connection

Tier 3: Worst Episodes

Another Simpsons Clip Show
Fear of Flying
'Round Springfield

Overall: A few weak episodes this season, but still lots of good stuff here.
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All right, here's a new one!  This time, it's the classic WB cartoon, Teen Titans (2003)!  And of course, I will not rate Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo among the regular series episodes.  

DISCLAIMER: These are only my opinions.  You are free to make up your own list.

Tier 1: Best Episodes

Sisters
Nevermore
Masks
Apprentice, Part 1
Apprentice, Part 2
How Long is Forever?
Terra
Fear Itself
Date With Destiny
Betrayal
Fractured
Aftershock, Part 2
Deception
X
Haunted
Spellbound
The Beast Within
Birthmark
The Prophecy
The End, Part 1
The End, Part 2
The End, Part 3
Snowblind
Hide and Seek
Lightspeed
Go!
Titans Together

Tier 2: In the middle

Divide and Conquer
Final Exam
Forces of Nature
Switched
Car Trouble
Only Human
Titan Rising
Winner Take All
Aftershock, Part 1
Betrothed
Revolution
Wavelength
Can I Keep Him?
Bunny Raven, or How to Make a Titananimal Disappear
Episode 257-494
The Quest
Employee of the Month
Troq
Stranded
Overdrive
Homecoming, Part 1
Homecoming, Part 2
Trust
Revved Up
Calling All Titans
Things Change

Tier 3: Worst Episodes

The Sum of His Parts
Deep Six
Mad Mod
Every Dog Has His Day
Transformation
Crash
Titans East, Part 1
Titans East, Part 2
Cyborg the Barbarian
Mother Mae-Eye
For Real
Kole
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While I'm in the mood, I thought I would go ahead and start to rate the episodes of Street Fighter: the Animated Series (1995).  Keep in mind I am rating the episodes of the American cartoon, not any of the anime series.  

DISCLAIMER: These are only my opinions.  You are free to make up your own list.

Tier 1: Best Episodes

The Strongest Woman in the World
Getting to Guile
Demon Island
Dark Heart
Eye of the Beholder
Chunnel Vision
Strange Bedfellows
Cammy and the Bachelor
Face of Fury
Cammy Must Die!
Final Fight

Tier 2: In the middle

The Adventure Begins
No Way Out
The Medium is the Message
The Hand that Feeds You
Keeping the Peace
So, You Want to Be in Pictures
The Flame and the Rose
Second to None
Cammy Tell Me True

Tier 3: Worst Episodes

Desert Thunder
The Hammer Strikes
New Kind of Evil
The World's Greatest Warrior
The Warrior King
The Beast Within
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Okay, y'all, I will go ahead and start to rate the episodes of the cult favorite series, "Sonic the Hedgehog" (1993).  

DISCLAIMER: These are only my opinions.  You are free to make up your own list.

Tier 1: Best Episodes

Sonic and Sally
Ultra Sonic
Super Sonic
Sonic's Nightmare
Sonic Conversion
Game Guy
No Brainer
Blast to the Past, Part 1
Blast to the Past, Part 2
The Void
Drood Henge
Spyhog
The Doomsday Project

Tier 2: In the middle

Heads or Tails
Sonic Boom
Sonic and the Secret Scrolls
Sonic Racer
Hooked on Sonics
Warp Sonic
Dulcy
Cry of the Wolf

Tier 3: Worst Episodes

Harmonic Sonic
Sub-Sonic
Sonic Past Cool
Fed Up with Antonie/Ghost Busted
The Odd Couple/Ro-becca