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Month: December 2020

The Founder of All Ages of Geek Talks About The Importance of Animation

The Founder of All Ages of Geek Katya Stec Talks about what animations impacted her life:

“As a kid animation fueled my imagination. But as an adult animation helps me understand perspective, how to lead with an open mind, and how to be understanding of others. Series like Steven Universe capture not just the fun of being a kid but show us how more work needs to be done in the world for a better tomorrow. Animation (while teaching kids how to “become something”), teaches adults how to “be something greater”. It’s not just about the fun colors or laughs. It’s the lessons animation has taught me as an adult that matter the most.

Steven Universe" Will Have a Long-Lasting Impact on Young People | Teen  Vogue

Remember that Animations are for everyone!

The Co-Founder of All Ages of Geek Talks About What Animations Impacted Her

The Co-Founder of All Ages of Geek Tatiana Stec talks about what animations impacted her:

“As a child animations like Rugrats and Pokémon were my go-to series to watch. At the time I didn’t realize the impact it left on me. Now, As an adult, the loss of family members and friends has truly changed me. Seeing animation like The Dragon Prince and Up touch on the impact death has on mental health is truly powerful. Animations show real-life struggles and how you can overcome personal obstacles.”

Remember that Animations are for everyone!

Animations That Impacted All Ages of Geek’s Artist!

#Animationisforeveryone is trending on twitter and we asked All Ages of Geek’s artist what animations impacted him!

“Both primal and courage the cowardly dog have been a huge inspiration that impacted my life OHH!!! also the emperors new groove!!!” -@GogoMrdodo

Courage the Cowardly Dog Is Still Terrifying
The Emperor's New Groove: a timeless underrated classic | The Pulse

Always remember no matter who you are animations can always impact you! Do NOT let someone tell you that you should not be watching animated series.

ANIMATION IS FOR EVERYONE!

On social media, People are spreading awareness about how animation is a medium that everyone can enjoy, regardless of age or race. This is an important message everyone should be aware of. Here are a few tweets All Ages of Geek saw that stand out:

Animation is for everyone. No matter who you are. Each show can impact ANYONE in a positive light. All Ages of Geek stands by the statement that ANIMATION IS FOR EVERYONE!

Animal Crossing Winter Snowflake DIY Crafting Recipes List

There are eight Winter themed items you are able to craft with the regular Snowflake that you will be able to see in the new Winter Update. You will be able to unlock NEW recipes by using your slingshot to shoot down the balloons from December 11th-February 24th (Northern Hemisphere) and June 11th-August 24th (Southern Hemisphere)

Here are a few examples of NEW DIY recipes you will see on your island this winter:

Frozen Sculpture
Snowperson Head
Three-Tiered Snowperson

You can find more info HERE

We would LOVE to see your island during winter. Be sure to share your creations with us on social media!

RWBY Volume 8 Chapter 5 Review

It’s time to react to RWBY Volume 8 Chapter 5 Amity from Rooster Teeth Animation! This time we need to make sure Penny is SAFE! Leave your theories and thoughts down below. And if you want Early Access RWBY Reacts check out our Patreon.

Watch Here:

NEW League of Legends Ruined King Trailer

Kat reacts to the League of Legends Ruined King Trailer and Gameplay and let’s prepped for Let’s Plays of League of Legends Wild Rift, League of Legends Ruined King, and more.

Be sure to watch HERE:

Sephiroth Comes To Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

One of the biggest announcements to come at this year’s Game Awards came from Nintendo with a trailer revealing that Final Fantasy VII villain Sephiroth will be making his debut as a playable character in the popular game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It has since sent people into a frenzy with a hugely positive reception to the revelation of Sephiroth becoming the latest addition to the best-selling fighting game on the system.

As shown in the trailer, the cinematic shows all of the fighters get a glimpse of Sephiroth as he makes his way to the battlegrounds, which catches Cloud Strife off guard as he senses his old enemy coming for them. What transpires is a fight between the two characters, which is reminiscent of the time they fought each other in Final Fantasy VII. Sephiroth also fights against other characters, including the main star Mario. His encounter with the red-capped hero was much talked about in the community when it was first shown. The video did tease a bit of gameplay with Sephiroth in action as we get a peek at his move set and special attack.

Sephiroth becomes the third character to be added to the second Fighters Pass alongside previous additions like Min Min from ARMS and Minecraft characters Steve and Alex. Players can nab the Fighters Pass for just $29.99 to gain access to six characters, with three remaining to be a mystery. They can also pay just $5.99 for each character separately if that is what they choose.

How the Final Fantasy VII character will be played remains to be seen, but at least we know that he’ll be using his sword based on the trailer we saw. We should expect to see more of what he can do during a gameplay event. 

An upcoming event for the fighting game will be taking place on December 17th at 5 PM ET, which will provide some gameplay of Sephiroth. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai will be showing off the new fighter just as he has in the past with other new characters in the roster. News of the presentation was shared on Nintendo’s official Twitter account, so expect to see a first-look at Sephiroth’s fighting skills on the stage and hopefully, some new features like stages, Mii costumes, and other features as the company has shown in other showcases relating to the game.

The one-winged angel will make his debut on Smash later this month on the Nintendo Switch. 

Star Wars Ahsoka

Disney Investor Day happened yesterday. It was expected to be a boring presentation mainly aimed at those who have a vested interest in the running of the business that is Disney and stakeholders. No one thought that this would turn into a Marvel-Phase-announcement type of show that is usually shown at large expos like SDCC.  Not only was Marvel given its time to shine and show off its future line-up but Star Wars also stepped up and pulled out all the stops to present not one, not two, not even three, but NINE different projects that are being added to the current Star Wars cannon as both Disney Plus Series and Theatrical Films.

Kicking off the presentation they showed off something that fans had been wanting years for. Ahsoka Tano, originally introduced to mixed reviews by fans in the Clone Wars animated film, is finally getting her own series to be presented on Disney Plus under the title Star Wars Ahsoka. 

Though Ahsoka was not initially welcomed by fans with open arms during her debut, she continued to nudge us in all the right ways and slowly but surely, she won over the fan-base. Throughout the Clone Wars series, fans would watch her grow from the arrogant, self-assured padawan assigned to Anakin Skywalker to the young woman and force wielder that nearly all of the Star Wars fandom have embraced. Continuing in Rebels where she makes many appearances as a leader in the Rebel Alliance, we get shown how far she has come in the 15 odd years since the events of episode three. She is also one of the final characters on screen, leaving fans to wonder if they would be getting a new series based around Ahsoka and her continuing adventures. 

Sadly, we would not see or hear from Ahsoka again for over a year. With the announcement of the Clone Wars seventh and final season in 2018, fans felt hope that our favorite force-wielder would return along with the show. After the premature cancellation of the animated show back in 2013, followers of the series had only grown and many were wondering about rumors of a secret set of episodes that were voiced and initial animations created for before the show’s official cancellation. This grew into a hashtag on Twitter and other social platforms called #saveclonewars and became very popular in the Star Wars community. Once the season seven announcement materialized it was accompanied by the hashtag #clonewarssaved, showing fans that they had indeed helped bring this show back to life. The trailer for the final season showed off the updated quality of the Clone Wars animation style as well as the long-awaited return of Ahsoka Tano giving an iconic line to both her former master and the world watching: “It’s been a while.”

The season premiered in February 2020 to massive praise and support by the community at large and of the twelve episodes it contained, eight of the put Ahsoka in the forefront to the delight of fans. The climax of the series saw the integration of the infamous “Order 66” in the final days of the war. The final episodes were almost cinematic in quality, pulling at your emotions in every direction, and it made fans want even more of both the show and the character. Unfortunately, the show officially came to a close with creators saying they had been able to tell the story they wanted to tell and fill in a lot of the events between episode two and three. 

Hope was not lost however. Another show had been making waves in the Star Wars community, and it was live-action. The Mandalorian was getting amazing reviews from both fans and critics during its first season (held just before season seven of Clone Wars) and now fans wanted to know if other Star Wars characters may show up in the series, helping tie it into the main storyline of the Star Wars Universe. While the show could have continued without adding any character from previous titles to its roster and still been hugely successful, the heads saw what the fans wanted, and they happily obliged.

During the production of the second season of the Mandalorian, rumors were flying about a certain force-user making an appearance along with other known Star Wars favs. The public wanted so much to believe that this was real that it may have even been due to this that when Rosario Dawson announced near the start of 2020 that she would love to play the part of Ahsoka Tano in a live action show for the character, the entire community got behind her and endorsed her for the roll. This turned into the biggest fan casting in Star Wars history as it was announced later that year that she had received the roll and would appear in at least one episode of the Mandalorian. Fans were ecstatic to hear this and when the time rolled around to watch the episode simply titled “Jedi” they were not disappointed. 

Dawson epitomized the roll of Ahsoka and gave fans what they had wanted for so long. She was just as much the bad-ass, lightsaber wielding force-user that we had all seen in animated form brought to life. Praise for her was so high that now fans really wanted her to have her own show, only now it had to be live action. 

That brings us full circle to the announcement that we are finally getting a show truly based around Ahsoka and tied into the timeline of the Mandalorian and another newly announced show called Rangers of the New Republic. All three of these shows have been announced to tie in with one-another and culminate in a climactic story event. Many are wondering if this will be something along the lines of the recent DC Aarrowverse (or CWverse) Crisis on Infinite Earths event that brought all the previous CW shows together in one hugely ambitious and successful crossover story that also included characters from past DC properties shown on the big and small screen that may not tie into the Arrowverse directly. Regardless, fans are hyped to finally have the show they have wanted for well over half a decade.

Speculation about what Ahsoka could be doing in the new series is ripe as we had a teaser of her intentions in the final moments of her battle in the Mandalorian and many wonder if this could tie in more characters from previous animated shows she appeared in such as Star Wars Rebels.

I myself am just as hyped about the future of the Ahsoka brand in the Star Wars mythos and cannot wait to see all that Disney and Lucas have instore for us as we go forward. May the force be with you, Always.

New Star Wars Releases

With 2020 drawing to a close, various entertainment companies are hyping up fans for the newest releases for 2021 and onwards, whether that be a new video game from Nintendo or a new film from Marvel. For this article, I’ll be going over some of the announcements from Star Wars that many fans, including myself, are extremely hyped for.

The first one on the list is “Rangers of the New Republic”. Not much is known about this, other than that the story will take place roughly within the timeframe of  “The Mandalorian”, according to Star Wars’s tweet. I don’t have too much to say on this as of now, but fans have made predictions regarding the plot, that this series will focus on Cara Dune ( played by Gina Carano) whom was first introduced in the first season of “ The Mandalorian”. 

*Spoiler warning for The Mandalorian* Another series that will take place in the same timeframe as “The Mandalorian”, and one that I’m really hyped for, is “Ahsoka”. The series will star Rosario Dawson, who made her debut appearance as the character in “The Mandalorian” season 2, and yes, I was mega hyped about Ahsoka’s return! Regarding what the plot could be about,  I could only guess that it will focus on the character trying to hunt down Grand Admiral Thrawn, who is another fan favorite among the Star Wars community. 

Next one is an upcoming animated series called “The Bad Batch”. For those who have watched the final season of The Clone Wars, you already know who these guys are. For those who haven’t, The Bad Batch are basically a ragtag group of enhanced clones, shown to carry out battles against the droid army in an creative/aggressive manner that makes them stand out from the usual clones. Based on what was shown in the trailer, the plot will definitely take place during Order 66, also known as the Jedi Purge. Regarding my predictions, it’s kinda difficult to say as to what will happen to them, but given what was shown in the trailer, I can only guess that they may end up fighting for the Empire for a bit and something’s going to happen that would cause the Batch to turn on them. Whether I’m right on that or not, I’m quite excited to see how this series pans out!

Last announcement I want to cover, and it’s the one I’m most hyped about, is the series titled “Obi-Wan Kenobi”. The series will take place a decade after the tragic ending of Revenge of the Sith, most likely focusing on a battle harden Obi-Wan dealing with everything that has transpired, which I’m sure it took a toll on him mentally; especially his duel against Anakin. It was also recently announced that Hayden Christensen will return as Anakin/Darth Vader, which is what I’m most excited for! 

That more or less covers what I wanted to talk about regarding the new announcements Star Wars and I’m overly hyped with what’s in store in the years to come! May the force be with you all.