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  • Sachi 9:02 pm on June 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Iron Maiden + Dream Theater = Awesome 


    So, as most of us headbangers know, Iron Maiden recently launched the North American branch of their ‘The Final Frontier’ World Tour with Dream Theater in order to promote their upcoming new album, The Final Frontier, which will be released on August 16th of this year. What most of you headbangers don’t know is that this Geek was there June 20th at the Concord Pavilion to see the entire thing. Jealous? I am.

    As momentous as it sounds, this show certainly takes the number one spot as the best concert I’ve been to, and a great way to spend a Father’s Day without the pops– don’t worry; I gave him a call. The show was also a huge change in scenery from the usual Plea For Peace Punk Rock and Metal shows I work at; the pavilion was packed full of Iron Maiden and Dream Theater fans, spanning from the ages of six to possibly the sixties and older. However, much alike the usual crowd at the Plea For Peace Center, just about everybody attending the concert was simply looking to have a good time, listen to some good music, and show what the music is all about: bringing us together. Not that there wasn’t a few bad apples in the crowd, but we won’t talk about them. (More …)

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  • Sachi 6:50 am on June 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Avatar: The Last Airbender, boycott, M. Night Shyamalan, racism   

    The ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Boycott 


    So, the live action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender is coming out within the next week or so, and I, among many, am planning to NOT go out a see it in theaters due mostly in part to some pretty blatant racial discrimination seen within the casting. Seriously? It doesn’t even LOOK good when you use Caucasian actors to play an Asian role, and an easy way to make a box office flop (remember Dragonball: Evolution?). Instead, I’ve made an effort to support the Racebending movement, a peaceful activist group targeting racial discrimination in movies and other medias. Their plan is to raise awareness of this sort of thing happening all over Hollywood, and to boycott any media that clearly discriminates in their casting.

    So what does that mean for us? Well, I’m obviously not going to go see this movie in theaters, and you, my audience (“lol, I can has audience?”), will have to wait until it comes out on DVD for a review, if I get around to seeing it at all. Let the boycott begin! (More …)

     
    • Sachi 3:34 pm on July 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      It would seem we don’t even need to boycott this film; it’s shit anyways. 😛

    • blinxwang 6:55 am on July 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      All I know is that if the LAEM comes out with all caucasian roles (which it undoubtedly will) AND bears <1% similarity with the original series, Rebuild, or; heck, even Re-Take or the Manga; I will be raging, going on a hunger strike, and spamming the hell out of Section32 or whoever made the film. That is, if it's a major theatrical release and not some direct-to-video crap.

      • Sachi 7:11 am on July 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        With LAEM, it really depends on the setting they go for. Since Evangelion is based in a contemporary universe, not too far ahead of our own, and ethnic origins are more identifiable based on the country of origins, it would be understandable that the characters will share the nationality of their setting. While I don’t entirely approve, Evangelion could easily take place in America (New York-3, anybody?) with more American characters. This is because the national setting within the context of Evangelion isn’t as entirely important as in The Last Airbender or Dragonball. It would be really great, however, if an American-made LAEM was based in Japan with Japanese actors.

    • Blackheart 8:34 am on July 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Honestly it doesnt matter what race was casted if they can act and look similar to the cartoon characters they are portraying. Obviously if the people casted arent Asian it might be due to the lack of people out there that are Asian and can act. The film itself regardless of who played the characters did not have enough detail in it and it was too short and for those who do watch the series you know what I mean it needed more information about what was going on Avatar’s past more of the journey in between the major northern water tribe firght. The firelord prince and king are not even close to looking anything like the characters in the series. The scare on the prince was barely even there and not detailed enough like it is on the show which was a disappointment. I like the series but I expected more out of the movie and it did not have to do with what race was playing the characters ..

      • Sachi 6:23 pm on July 13, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        The fact that they casted white actors to play Asian characters isn’t the issue though. It’s the fact that they singled out Caucasians as the “preferred” race for the characters, pretty much giving them a curb over any other ethnicity.

        But yes, I’ve heard horrible things about the movie that it seems like it doesn’t matter who was casted, it would still suck.

  • Sachi 7:13 pm on June 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    FanimeCon 2010 


    Memorial Day weekend is done and over with, and how did I spend it? At FanimeCon with friends, of course! Fanime, as the name implies, is a large anime convention held by the fans, for the fans, and has been running annually since 1994. This year I was lucky enough to score a ride to San Jose and meet up with some online friends. It was a blast! (More …)

     
  • Sachi 9:54 pm on April 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    WonderCon 2010 


    This weekend was San Fransisco’s annual WonderCon, the miniature version of the madness that is ComiCon, but still is a dive into the depths of insanity as one tries to fight through crowds to get across the Dealers’ Room, pay outrageous prices for the sake of eating, and wait in line for hours just to see the new Dr. Who episode. I, being the crazy person that I am, actually dared to attend this carnival for a day, and I’m surprised I came out in one piece. (More …)

     
  • Sachi 8:21 am on March 20, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: blogging, , first post, , , , rants, Sachi   

    Throw Out the Welcoming Commission… 


    Hello Word Press! After several months of hosting my blog on Blogspot, I have finally decided to upgrade to Word Press and continue the rest of blog-worthy ideas here. A few changes are going to be made to my typical blogging habits; on top of the usual Album Review, Lyric Analysis, and Life of Sachi categories, I shall now be including Game and TV Show Reviews, and anything else I didn’t mention will probably be dropped or somehow categorized into something else.

    Any prior blog posts I’ve made can be found here: Sachi’s old blog. (The latest post being my Bohemian Rhapsody analysis)

    That said, I might as well introduce myself! My name is Kyle, otherwise known as Sachi by my online peers, and I am currently a Junior in high school and preparing for the college life to come just a little more than a year from now. As I’ve pointed out in other descriptions of myself, my life as of late has been an endless spiral of colors that I am now beginning to enjoy and take hold of to my advantage as I get everything back on track. You can very frequently find my on the Evageeks Forums because I’m a huge fan of Neon Genesis Evangelion, along with tons of other anime, many of which I may end up reviewing here on my blog. Aside from anime, I have a huge passion for music, which will also become apparent in my blog as I start making Album Reviews, and the sort.

    And that’s where I’ll stop. All of you can look forward to many more posts in the future, some certainly more focused than this one, and some that may even be enjoyable. Until then, you’re stuck with this! Enjoy it!

     
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