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Jyger’s Favourite 5: My Favourite Things To Watch/Read/Etc. During The Holiday Season

So, everyone has their own traditions for the holiday season. However, from the geek front, it’s always interesting to see what some people will read or watch during said season, like Christmas specials, certain December internet reviews, holiday-themed comics and fanfics, and so on. So, with that in mind, here are some of mine in no particular order, starting with what I’m sure many will probably consider a bit more of an unusual pick…

#1 - PettyArtist's NCLG Christmas Special

#1 – PettyArtist’s NCLG Christmas Special

…Yeah, see what I mean? ūüėõ Here’s the basic plot: Locke, the main character, lost her backpack in an earlier chapter of the story, so her team decides to take up various jobs to pay for a new one. Throw in every single hilarious and heartwarming moment you can think of that fits said story, as well as the personalities of the Pok√©mon involved, and you’ve got yourself an enjoyable romp. And don’t worry, even though it’s a Nuzlocke comic, this is strictly holiday fun, so no horrible deaths or the like.

#2 - Reichenbach's The Relevance of Christmas, a Batman fanfic

#2 – Reichenbach’s The Relevance of Christmas, a Batman fanfic

Again, a little weird, but awesome. Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne, still serving as Gotham’s Batman and Robin while Bruce is believed dead, celebrate Christmas. Only problem? Damian doesn’t believe Christmas has any kind of significance. The resulting actions by Dick are¬†freaking HILARIOUS. I won’t spoil what he does, but I’m just gonna say that I crack up laughing EVERY TIME I read it. And since we’re on superheroes for the moment, that leads me to the next one on my list…

#3 – Comfort And Joy, the 49th episode of Justice League

Thankfully, NOT a story where Batman has to find the Christmas spirit. lol No, in this episode, there’s three stories going on: One where Superman brings Martian Manhunter to his folks’ for Christmas, one where The Flash is trying to get a gift for some kids at an orphanage, and one where Green Lantern and Hawkgirl spend Christmas together at an alien bar. It’s a nice, quick, heartwarming Christmas episode starring some of my favourite superheroes. Could I ask for more?…Well, yes, but I like it nonetheless. lol

I couldn’t decide for sure which one of these two to put on here, so I opted to just do them both. Now, for the most part, I of course lean toward Atop The Fourth Wall. If you don’t know why, well, it’s because of the feels. Seriously, if you’ve never watched this episode, or any of the episodes in this particular story segment, do so NOW. Just be prepared for possible tears. As for the Nostalgia Critic episode, though, it’s mostly for Doug’s speech at the end…That, and the fact that A Christmas Tree¬†really IS the worst holiday special I’ve ever seen, at least animated anyway. And, while we’re on the subject of the¬†content being reviewed, I really DO need to get a copy of Batman No√ęl one day.

…Yeah, you knew SOME version of this story was gonna make it on here. lol And while there are plenty of versions I really like, I gotta go with the Muppet one. Not only are the performances great, but I love the songs. In fact, even if you don’t necessarily like the Muppets, the soundtrack is still worth listening to. Otherwise, it’s the frigging Christmas Carol. It’s like THE Christmas story. Sure, a lot of people think it’s done too much, but hey, there’s a reason for that.

And those are five of my favourite things to watch/read/listen to around Christmas time. There are a few more, of course, but I think I’ll save them for another list someday down the road. Until then, lemme know some of your own in the comments. Ja n√©!

Vlog – I Have Enhanced Status…WTF?!?!

…I think I’m gonna faint. O_O

Okay, so¬†to everybody that made this possible, I cannot express my thanks enough. I am COMPLETELY overwhelmed by all of this, it’s INSANE.¬†¬†I have so many people to thank, and I know I thanked you already on Twitter, but I’m going through it again. lol I want to thank Lewis Lovhaug¬†for being such a HUGE inspiration to me.¬†I want to thank the greatest woman in the world, my beautiful new girlfriend Teagan,¬†for being such a positive influence on me this past month, I love you so much.¬†I wanna thank PinkRangerWannabe, so-shipsahoy, GracefulWitch, and so many more for helping me with this however I needed it, you guys rock. I of course have to thank¬†N.Harmonik for being a great co-star wherever possible and putting up with my bullshit off-screen, and¬†I gotta thank my Mom for filming that bit where I had the Turbo cassette “run over”.¬†I also gotta thank Annetto for letting me be a co-host on her show, however brief I lasted, and giving me some much-needed confidence AND for introducing me to Teagan.

So in short, to¬†EVERYBODY that watched my show, helped get it going, whatever, I owe this ALL to you, thank you all very much, but I’ll tell ya this: My name is Jyger85, and you ain’t seen nothin’ yet, baby! Ja n√©!

Jyger’s Rant – The Semi-Final Frontier Review

Well, it took forever, but¬†I finally got around to reviewing the Pok√©mon anime‘s equivalent to One More Day, not on a level of how bad it is, but on the level of how much it pissed me off as a long-time fan. Also, I feel the need to warn viewers this is rated TV-14 for the use of some more colourful four-lettered metaphors, so to speak. ^_^

Images are from Pokémon, music is from Doctor Who, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and as always, Heads Up Hearts Down by I Fight Dragons. And a very special thanks to http://so-shipsahoy.deviantart.com/ for the awesome title card. ^_^

Delays, delays, delays…+ Kingdom Hearts 3D

Yeah, looks like the review of The Semi-Final Frontier is gonna be delayed a bit more, partly due to an issue in my personal life that’s making it hard for me to will myself to work on it (which if you know about it, please don’t comment, and if you don’t, I’d rather not talk about it at this time), and partly because I’m waiting on so-shipsahoy to do up a title card. Which is in no way a knock against her btw, she is SUPER busy because she does a lot of title cards for a lot of different people, and I knew that was a risk when I asked her, so there’s the reason why.

Also, I recently got Kingdom Hearts 3D, and OMFG it is AWESOME! Not even ten minutes in, this insanely fun, pulse pounding action starts up, and I am loving every minute of it. Yeah, the first world you visit is Traverse Town and I swear I’ve been there like a bajillion times in these games, but they make it unique this time by adding new areas and having the cast of The World Ends With You as the people you encounter. Also, love that there’s a glossary that explains everything that happened in the older games for newcomers. THAT’s how you welcome new gamers to a series, not “What’s A Paladin”. lol

Jyger’s Rant – Familiarity Breeds Strategy Review

The newest episode of my show!…Hmm, much quicker than usual. Anyway, this is the first of a three-parter that features one of the best bouts in the Pok√©mon anime’s history: Ash vs Paul. Thankfully, still plenty to have fun with.

Music belongs to Treat, Downstait, and John Cena. Images and clips are from Pok√©mon and The Dark Knight. And yes, when I’m doing the introductions, I’m¬†channelling¬†Tony Chimel. Not sure why I went with that.

Anyway, A Real Rival Rouser in two weeks.