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We Want to Believe in Part Three of the Bigfoot Hunt!

3 Apr

nullBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

The next episode of JoBlo.com‘s We Want To Believe series look for Bigfoot is here. We get theories from Ken Gerhard about why they live alone–sometimes in small packs–and he’s sure they are endangered. Many documentaries said they have adapted their habits so that they can avoid human contact, and after getting newcomers up to speed with common facts, this segment reveals a hamlet a family unit lived in.

It’s well known these creatures are nomads. As for why they are everywhere needs other documentaries to offer ideas too. I’ve been watching a lot of Expedition Bigfoot lately, and an idea this Travel Channel show offered is the possibility they find underground passages (natural or lava tubes) to make travelling further distances easy. This extended series versus the short still has yet to suggest anything concrete.

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From Volcanic UFOs to Crop Circle Realities…

3 Apr

Volcanic UFO Mysteries (2021) - Full Cast & Crew - IMDbBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Available on Prime Video and iTunes.

Anyone who thinks they’ve run out of Ancient Aliens to watch can easily hit streaming services to get their dose of UFOs until the little green men finally land. This History Channel program is no stranger to Hollow Earth theories, and the fact that there are also unidentified submerged objects (USOs) doesn’t mean they are treading water. But to understand the types that enter volcanoes require watching Volcanic UFO Mysteries by Stephen Bassett and Darcy Weir

The latter has been prolific of late with documentaries on this subject, and he’s the mind behind Crop Circle Realities. To really cover the gambit of both subtopics means covering where else these unidentified or landmarks appear in. 

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Gloomy in Japan. Anime Series about this Naughty Grizzly Debut!

1 Apr

gloom1.jpgTokyo MX
Also available globally

Originally created by Osaka-based artist Mori Chack, Gloomy Bear first debuted as a character in 2000 in postcards. His violent ways was this cartoonist’s attempt to protest those cute products Sanrio and Disney sold in stores worldwide. Instead of an entity who is cuddly and cute, he’d attack anyone who tried to possess him. Many animal activists are likely to understand what this talent wanted to see change.

A perfect comparison to this character for Westerners is the character of Gnome Chompsky in Trollhunters–he’d attack anyone who bothered him–whom Toby adopted, and often left alone.

The appeal of Gloomy and Pitty’s unusual relationship in this creator’s own product line–full of cuteness, violence, and surprising emotional depth–led to a wave of merchandise and high-profile collaborations in Japan. Eventually, Gloomy would win devoted fans all over the world as well.

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Cinderella Switch Vol 4 in Review and Who’s Next in Part 5

1 Apr

Virtual Reality Concert Cinderella Switch Coming to a VR Near You | Cat  with MonocleBy Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Available with the VARK app on Oculus and Quest 2 (VR); regular version on Android, iOS, and Niconico (non VR)

If only Virtual YouTubers existed back in the 1980s, I’m sure EVE from Megazone 23 would’ve endured beyond the golden age of anime. She’d even be ‘upgraded’ with the times. Well, technically, she was an avatar, a computer program designed to keep an eye on the people of Earth on floating cities. Her presence is meant to keep the populace happy, and the virtual idols of today serve a similar purpose. Their celebrity lifestyle is something fans want to follow; Himemori Luna (姫森ルーナ) and Natsuiro Matsuri (夏色まつり) is ) are two beloved video bloggers on YouTube who have a massive following. According to the VTuber Wiki, the number of subscribers to these idols and many more number in the millions. These two are the latest to perform a virtual concert last weekend!

Cinderella Switch -Futari de miru Hololive- cycles through popular virtual idol singers per show and unlike their regular YouTube content, which also puts their life on spotlight, these performances allow fans see them sing from the best seat in the house. The shows are “managed” by VARK Inc, considered a leader in this VR concert industry, and software that’s developed puts viewers into a cartoon.

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This show realizes the two as best of friends. One is sweet and naive, and the other a ball of fire. Their shows are approximately an hour long, consisting of five tracks. Luna’s repertoire was bouncy, and Matsuri’s more varied (her show’s production value is a lot more varied). They sing covers of tunes composed by other artists, ranging from 40mp to DECO*27, and the emotional value is everything I’d expect from a Urusei Yatsura EDM mix-tape. Notable favourites include Ugoku, Uogoku (Chito & Yuuri), Paprika (Foorin) and U&I (Houkago Tea Time).

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Virtual Concert Series Cinderella Switch to Stream Mar 27th!

26 Mar

Anyone who has played Kizuna AI: Touch the Beat on the Oculus will get a different type of experience with VARK Incorporated’s virtual concert series, Cinderella Switch.

This show brings Himemori Luna and Natsuiro Matsuri to many virtual headsets for fans to listen along to. This show takes place Saturday March 27th, 2021 at 9AM CET/4AM EDT/5PM JST. Of course, keeping track it in other time zones is tough unless one has an alarm and reminders in place–but for what’s offered in volume four is going to be a fun time. You’re getting J-pop as its meant–with a 3D laser light show and it’s all digital!

All people have to do is download the software. They’re available on Oculus QuestOculus Quest 2PlayStation VRNiconico, and on Android and iOS smartphones. 

The cost of the ticket is $43/€35 for a single concert part, with both pieces of the experience being offered when bought together for $80/€66.

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