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Top Gun: Maverick (2022) Review

Top Gun: Maverick poster

Viewing Top Gun: Maverick in the theaters was an intense and enthralling experience. I absolutely loved it. One of the best Tom Cruise movies I have seen and my current favorite film of the year (have yet to see Everything Everywhere All At Once). It was unbelievably good. Not only was it enjoyably satisfying but it was emotionally compelling. I was spellbound for the whole runtime.

Top Gun: Maverick enhances everything from the first film and builds off the events taking place decades later to construct a story that concludes the narrative surrounding the legacy characters in a gratifying manner. 36 years have passed since the first Top Gun was released and that sense of time is felt intimately within Top Gun: Maverick. Even the tragedy within the first film was further elevated emotionally and thematically in Maverick.

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Summer Time Rendering - Episode 1 - Shinpei arrives back home


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Summer Time Rendering – Episode 1-2

Summer Time Rendering - Episode 1 - Shinpei arrives back home

Events on small Island that involves a tragedy leads the main character, Shinpei, back to his hometown which he hasn’t visited for two years. Upon his return, inexplicable events occur starting from the boat ride before even reaching the Island. A vision of sorts transcending the physical initiates the obscurity hiding behind the peculiarities ongoing within the Island. It commences the viewer off from an inquisitive entry and as the mystery deepens, it becomes clear the story isn’t exactly what it appears. A grander terror encapsulates the enigma sourced from the tragedy that led Shinpei back to the Island. Were circumstances planned to draw Shinpei back to the Island or was his arrival that now seeks to disentangle the darkness a fortuitous fate?

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One Piece Chapter 1053 - Ryokugyu arrives in Wano


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One Piece Chapter 1053 – Ryokugyu Enters

One Piece Chapter 1053 - Ryokugyu arrives in Wano

Ryokugyu arrives and his first stop is the Prison Mines holding the captured Beast Pirates. In order to vent and likely silence Queen and King for the scientific and historic knowledge they possess, he took out all the Beast Pirates present there absorbing their life force in the process. It is unclear if the Beast Pirates were all killed by Ryokugyu but he does seem like a guy who doesn’t understand mercy. On top of being able to absorb others life force, Ryokugyu is also able to instill within other forms life. As he walks across the barren lands of Wano, life flourishes and springs to forth. It’s a curious power that gift life but within the hands of Ryokugyu, it serves a very foreboding darkness. One that has targeted Luffy.

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Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest Chapter 110 - Laxus removes the lacrima from his chest


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Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest Chapter 110 – Laxus VS Kirin: Thunder’s Wrath

Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest Chapter 110 - Laxus removes the lacrima from his chest

Within the madness of hunger overwhelming the Dragon Eaters is a misery defining the consumed Dragon’s soul which perpetually eats away at the silence of ones mind. The flesh consumed carries with it the magic power of the Dragon but when the hosting form represents an imbalanced human body, the resulting magic merging with the form creates an instability and conflict abrasively clashing the mind with the stolen power. These echoes of vengeance continuously terrorize the host forcing the remedy of locking away the soul within a box to lighten the erosion of mental constancy. Kirin came to dread the whispers of wrath whereas over the course of destruction, defeat, regret and renewal, Laxus learned to envelop the crackling temptation of power with the thunderous symphony of his own reformed lightning.

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Edens Zero Chapter 195 - Hermit takes on Killer


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Edens Zero Chapter 195 – Hermit VS Killer: TrapScript

Edens Zero Chapter 195 - Hermit takes on Killer

As is with code, when you know the issue you are dealing with, one can construct within the functionality of its operations, an encapsulating narrative to account for those variables otherwise confusion and the timely task of debugging become the process overwhelming the task. Expanding that logic into the context of Hermit battling Killer, the ambiguity represented in Killer’s programing came to embody a value outside the scope of the Edens Zero’s usual processing. If not for the data derived from Weisz’s efforts, the modus operandi Killer pursued would not have been identified by Hermit to factor into the functionality of her counterattack.

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One Piece Chapter 1052 - Luffy and Zoro's recovery is celebrated


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One Piece Chapter 1052 – The Threat Of The Next Generation

One Piece Chapter 1052 - Luffy and Zoro's recovery is celebrated

The consuming Night of wickedness has ended and given way to the emancipating radiance of the rising Sun. Time flows and restitution begins its ascent against a backdrop of ruin and relief. As the Kozuki clan return to represent Wano, the process of restoration unites the nation upon the desire of creating a paradise that once used to reflect Wano. Loss becomes the foundation for growth and pain becomes the driver for recovery. To honour the fallen means to move forward and live. A new day has dawned and with it, the freedom to enjoy it.

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Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest Chapter 109 - Laxus is serious against Kirin


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Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest Chapter 109 – Laxus VS Kirin: Thunder Dragon God

Fairy Tail: 100 Years Quest Chapter 109 - Laxus is serious against Kirin

As the chaos unfolds on the surface with Natsu and Suzaku engaging Dogramag, within the confines of the labyrinth remain Laxus and Kirin who conflict on the representation of Thunder’s avatar. Both Laxus and Kirin have a connection to the Thunder Dragon King, Exelion. Kirin consumed the Dragon and Laxus had the Dragon’s heart inserted inside his body once the heart was processed into a Lacrima. What a fascinating revelation concerning the Dragon Lacrima. I always thought the Dragon Slayer Lacrima were a concentration of magic imbued with Dragon magic or magic that associates closely with it. I was not anticipating the Dragon Lacrima to be sourced from an actual Dragon heart. It makes so much sense now why more Dragon Slayers weren’t created via the lacrima method. The resource required to birth a new Dragon Slayer via a lacrima required a Dragon heart which is a grossly finite resource.

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Edens Zero Chapter 194 - Hermit activates her Overdrive


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Edens Zero Chapter 194 – Hermit VS Killer: Overdrive

Edens Zero Chapter 194 - Hermit activates her Overdrive

Hermit’s measured reaction to Killer’s unhinged madness was intensely phenomenal. While Killer manically boast over accessing Overdrive, Hermit is just there observing his ignorance before unleashing her own ascension into Overdrive. The climatic reveal with Hermit looking down on Killer in her empowered form before responding to Killer’s silenced state with “so was I” was exceptionally glorious. I love it. What a badass, Hermit. Her Overdrive form looks incredible. That almost smug expression (in the best kind of ways) on Hermit’s face while awakening her Overdrive and staring at Killer told everyone enough to know how she triumphed over Killer in that pre-psychological battle taking place. Killer getting a taste of his own taunts was surprisingly satisfying.

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Edens Zero Episode 10 - The Chronophage heads for Guilst


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[Analysis] Edens Zero – Ether Association And The Chronophage

Edens Zero Episode 10 - The Chronophage heads for Guilst

Ether is more than just a power but the breath of the universe sustaining its functionality. It is an energy that flows through all things and associates with all matter, whether it be tangible, ethereal or formless. It isn’t restricted by state and is in essence an aspect of the universe that exist beyond space and time. Accordingly, not only living beings can access the body of Ether, it is by the nature of the universe, present in everything. The implication of such a perspective means the reactions of Ether can be achieved by both living and inanimate objects. Overdrive is an instance achievable by any matter not just those able to utilise an Ether Gear.

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One Piece Episode 1006 - Yamato fights on the side of the Samurai rebellion


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[Analysis] One Piece – How Yamato Ties Into The Future Of One Piece

One Piece Episode 1006 - Yamato fights on the side of the Samurai rebellion

The brilliant thing with how Oda-sensei scripted Yamato is that no new arc needs to be incorporated within the manga to develop and push forward their story. Every single major story thread that the readers expect to feature within the future of One Piece has been made so Yamato heavily ties into it. When you think about it, the extent to how Yamato has been crafted to seamlessly fit into the future story of One Piece, you can’t help but wonder what Oda-sensei’s intentions for Yamato truly are. So much effort and care has been taken to establish a character that would have no problem existing within the future story alongside Luffy.

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