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Saturday, September 30, 2017

I heard from my family in Puerto Rico! Update - September, 2017

Published on Sep 30, 2017

Follow-up from my previous video discussing my family on the Island of Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria.  Got a little bit of news given the communication difficulties so any news is cause to celebrate!  ♥

This video is follow up to this video:

Additional link/reference:
Searching for Blame in Puerto Rico—And Coming Up Short -

YouTube Royalty Free Music:
"I am a man who will fight for your honor" by Chris Zabriskie

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Desperate about Puerto Rico - Monthly Update, September, 2017

Published on Sep 27, 2017

Normally I'd have a video of a continuing series showcasing random stuff I'm into on a month to month basis.  However, this month.. my heart is heavy and I can't think, sleep.. or even function. I talk about my desperation to find any information on the fate of my family on the Island of Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. 

This video replaces the Monthly Favorites for the month of September, 2017.

Additional link/reference:
Puerto Rico: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - April 24, 2016 -

YouTube Royalty Free Music:
"I am a man who will fight for your honor" by Chris Zabriskie

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Animation Hangout - Episode 0 (Pilot Episode) - Introduction

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Published on Sep 3, 2017

Title: Animation Hangout: Introduction

This is a new podcast-style show.  Hosts Arsenette, her husband Don join friend and former Final Stage Podcast partner William on a informal chat talking all things animation, anime, cartoons as we share our passion for animation.
The hope is to have a bimonthly chat catching up with each other and sharing discussion on shows we are watching, shows we miss and deep dive into topics regarding anime and entertainment pop culture.
This is Episode 0 or a pilot if you will, as we introduce ourselves and discuss where our start with anime and animation in general.
We also announce a couple format additions going into the first Episode on this (roughly) bi-monthly show.




Show notes:
0:43 Introduction of all the hosts
1:42 Don's anime background
3:00 Arsenette's anime background
5:04 William's anime background
8:33 Discussion about Rumiko Takahashi's character style - Creator of Ranma 1/2 and Inuyasha (among other things)
10:11 Introduction to the Dragonball universe
13:30 Cartoon network/Toonami licensing woes in the late 1990's - early 2000's
17:45 Internet woes of the late 1990's - early 2000's
20:40 Previous conversations during the Final Stage Podcast era
21:15 Dub history of Dragonball
23:00 Turner "Edict" - Story of mass censorship of all animated media by Ted Turner
25:21 Discussion of colorization issues with classic animation (example: Popeye in black and white animation)
27:00 Animation as an art-form and anime
28:00 One Punch Man's animations, style, technique, etc.
29:45 Eastern vs. Western different styles
31:00 Otakon (Anime convention) - new location
34:00 William's non-spoiler review - Eureka 7: High evolution Part 1 (movie)
41:20 East coast conventions discussion
46:00 Funimation being bought by Sony Entertainment
48:00 In-Flight movies discussion going into "Your Name" and then into Mamoru Hosoda movies
49:30 American releases of anime - (brief) sub/dub conversation
50:45 Non-spoiler - Godzilla conversation (Shin Godzilla, American versions of Godzilla, classic Godzilla)
54:45 Brief "Eva" Neon Genesis Evangelion conversation.
55:55 AnimeNext story - GAMERA 2 (1996) Lake Texarkana Dub by ADV
56:45 William's first exposure to Godzilla
57:40 Nintendo Power and demo disks
58:45 Preferred Genre's in anime
1:02:00 Osomatsu-san news from Otakon
1:05:00 Future plans for podcast topics - Arsenette reviews the anime "Osomatsu-San" and William reviews anime "Shirobako"
1:11:00 Discussion on frequency of podcast
1:13:04 Don's PSA on piracy vs. legal
1:16:50 Closing
1:19:34 End

Music Credits:
"Cartoon Bank Heist"
YouTube Royalty Free Creator Sound Library
by: Doug Maxwell: Media Right Productions

Visual animation:
"Film Reel Animated Background" by Videvo

Editor: Arsenette