When I first heard that Disney had plans to make a sequel to Frozen, I was partially excited, but mostly kind of indifferent. It’s not like the first movie left us on a note that necessitated a sequel, but at the same time, I knew that a sequel presented a chance for a brand new world to be properly fleshed out, and the possibility of that intrigued me. Disney movies are exceedingly good at building entire universes, and they usually know how to present them to us in doses that are just right. Bearing this in mind, I walked into Frozen II having only watched the initial trailer that they released, and based on that, I was ready for a darker adventure that explored both the characters of Anna and Elsa as well as their relationship as sisters.
I know I’ve spoken at length before about Majora’s Mask, but most of those discussions have been centred around how dark the game is or how mysterious so many elements of Termina are. Today, I want to take a look back at Link’s strangest adventure, but actually take a look at the masks that Link obtains throughout the game. Now, as one may easily deduce, masks are an integral part of the game. Link can get a grand total of 24 masks throughout Termina, each of which serve him in a different way. Of course, it is not compulsory to get every single mask in the game to finish it, but there is a certain reward for obtaining all the masks in the form of the Fierce Deity Mask, one of the Transformation Masks (which, by the way, will not be featured on this list for reasons I shall explain shortly). In this list, I’m going to be going over my Top 5 masks from the game. How I will be ranking them depends on utility, aesthetic and personal enjoyment, and as such, the list will be subjective, so if you have a different list or if you disagree, that’s totally fine! I would love to have a discussion with you if you don’t agree, because learning different points of view is always a plus.
It's November, and if you know anything about me, you'll know that this is the month I dedicate to celebrating everyone's favourte tunic wearing hero who even in 2019, still gets called Zelda for some reason. That's right, it's time for another Zelda Month, and just like last year, I'll be writing four articles and putting them up here for your reading pleasure. Now, in case you're wondering, yes, the articles will be running until the end of the first week of December, so it isn't for the entire month, but nevertheless, I will endavour to give you the very best Zelda content, so that you too, can join in the celebration of this legendary franchise.
When I first started to learn about the horror film genre, one of the first icons I encountered was Pennywise the Dancing Clown. At first, I was a little befuddled as to how a clown would be considered scary; the clips I had seen consisted of him laughing comically while holding a red balloon or simply smiling (somewhat creepily) at random kids. (Well, there was that one scene… but not much aside from that). The 1995 miniseries made him look more goofy than scary, despite everyone on the Internet saying the contrary. I began to dig a little deeper, reading up on the Stephen King novel from which the character was from, and I, being the naïve 11 year old I was, quickly lost interest in the complicated and somewhat nonsensical plot (A giant turtle? Really?). However, I’m happy that I discovered the character in the first place, as it paved the way for my love of the horror film genre, and also ensured that I would be over the moon when it was announced that a film remake of the miniseries was being done. I watched it with a group of friends, and found that the film didn’t disappoint one bit—what I had always imagined as a very complicated plot was just a simple, heartfelt story about a group of misfits fighting something much bigger than themselves. However, as the credits rolled, I knew that the story wasn’t over, and waited anxiously for the news of the next part to be revealed. Two years later, here we are, with IT: Chapter 2.
I saw the Monster of the Moon
It's that time of the year again; the time when people look back on the year that they've had and try to make changes for the upcoming year. 2018 has been a rollercoaster of a year, and for some reason, it also seemed like it was an excruciatingly long one. I saw tweets that literally reminded me that Black Panther came out in February and that the entire Tide Pod fiasco happened in January. In case you've forgotten, the FIFA World Cup also happened this year. Fortnite feels like it's been around for a couple of years, right? Nope; this year. No matter which way you look at it, 2018 feels like its been here forever. It definitely feels nice to finally put a lid on everything bad this year has brought and look forward to 2019, and the most common way to do this is, of course, make resolutions. Now, I've made my stance on New Year's resolutions pretty clear in an earlier article, so I'm not going to talk about that today. Instead, I'm going to give you a bit of advice on something that you can do to ensure that you get some form of closure for everything you've been through, good or bad, for 2018. Don't worry, it's not a very complicated process or anything of the sort; in fact, it's quite simple. All you need is a pen and a piece of paper.