Checkpoint: Cowboy Bebop Edition

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I wrapped up the last piece of Cowboy Bebop content that I own last night. Cowboy Bebop: The Movie was the perfect cap on top of this fantastic series. I absolutely loved every minute of the series and I’m glad it left me wanting more.

I was worried that the movie wouldn’t do the series justice or would try to do too much. To my surprise, it was nearly two hours in length and the movie felt like an episode that was given room to breathe. The cast weren’t doing things that were out of character. The animation was treated with extra care but it wasn’t substantially different — again, it felt like an episode with a greater budget. It’s no wonder that people recommend that this movie should have been watched between episodes 22 and 23 of the series. I was worried that there would have been a disjointed and disruptive difference in quality and style between the movie and the series.

I wrapped up Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies’ “main set” of chapters but I decided to buy the extra chapter featuring Phoenix’s first case back after his hiatus.

Wind Waker HD is a genius remastering of the GameCube classic. It gives me a taste of what the game was like back then but it doesn’t dwell on it and then sends me flying through the game. I think they could do even more to highlight the the ways to expedite the sailing.

Checkpoint: Year 2015 Edition

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2015. It’s just like any other year except now I have more things to watch around the New Year festivities including Premier League and La Liga soccer. NBA has fallen off the wayside for me. I used to watch the Christmas Day matches and some of the New Year ones but now it may just be late playoff rounds.

This weekend is all about La Liga soccer and NFL wildcard playoff which have been entertaining despite the predictable outcomes. For Sunday’s match ups, I predict a Bengals victory and a Dallas victory but I won’t be disappointed if I’m completely wrong.

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