2 new Sketches from Grim

I've been hard at work trying to improve my drawing for my stories. So far I've come quite a ways. These are two of my latest sketches I've made in downtime.

Please tell me what you think!

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Hip Hop Matchup: J. Cole vs Drake

Me and my Hip Hop cronies have been doing this for a while on my facebook where I match up 2 artists or groups in a musical discussion face off. So far the results have been favorable and promoted good discussion among all of us (with minimal trolling) So seeing as there are some fans of Hip Hop on CV I thought I'd give it a shot here. So here it goes.

*Note: if Hip Hop isn't your music, please don't bash, just ignore the topic and move on.

Battle of the softies! I mean lets face it both of these two have a lot of emotion in their songs but when they go off THEY GO OFF.

So which one is better out of the battle of the buttery soft?

Songs for reference:

J. Cole

Drake

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Doctor Doom is a hax?

I'll admit I am blindly overreaching my boundaries here but I want to get this off my chest.

What?

Doctor is the damn Konami code.

There's literally no way his armor can tank hits from so many things in the entire MCU and not have a scratch.

He can NOT do this. This is beyond PIS.

This is ridiculous. He is Aizen on roids. These feats are absolute bullshit. I refuse to believe that TECHNOLOGY alone and a bit of genius are able to help him do the things people say he does.

This is the true power of writing. I hate this guy.

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Marshal Mathers LP 2 not doing it for me

I got Marshall Mathers LP 2 a week ago and like any Eminem fan I was excited but with a healthy dose of skepticism. I was hoping maybe he'd go COMPLETELY back to MM LP and back to the cleverness and gore that made him. And did he succeed? Short answer: no.

It seems Eminem's a bit more disappointed in himself these days more than usual and decided to make an album in a last ditch effort to recapture his magnum opus back from 2000, or 13 years ago if you can't count backward very well.

Eh. Never thought I wouldn't be able to sit through an Eminem project, hell I sat through Relapse just fine the first time (Stay Wide Awake still gives me nightmares though) so why couldn't I get through this? One word: Production. It absolutely PILEDRIVED this album into the ground. It wasn't a homage to early 2000's Eminem it was more late 2010 Eminem. But the thing is Recovery was GOOD, I particularly enjoyed it, but MM LP 2 feels more like Recovery 2 than anything.

The beats just make you want to tuck yourself in. Outside of Rhyme or Reason, Bad Guy, and Brainless There was absolutely no notably good production on the songs, and the hooks sung by these various different women here and there, I don't know what that was about. Even with the lyricism being Eminem standard clever and fast the beats and hooks killed all excitement on pretty much every track. It didn't feel like the MM LP Eminem that he reached for. Honestly half the beats coulda gone to Macklemore.

If I had to Rate this album 3.5/5

What did you think?

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Why does everyone hate/underestimate Kratos?

Every Kratos topic is always pitting Kratos against people they know are more powerful than he is

And every time someone comes to Kratos' defense with his many feats , the same argument is brought up that the many gods, titans, and mythical beasts he has brought down on the daily basis after brushing his teeth that morning are weaker than those seen in Marvel/DC comics.

Here's some facts that everyone is overlooking (on purpose)

The games are about Kratos! Kratos doesn't have a sub-cast of loveable Japanese flunkies to juxtapose his powers against like Final Fantasy. Kratos has crossed the bridge of insanity, sacrificing it all and going on a journey to kill the very gods that betrayed him. In this process he slaughtered armies consisting of the following:

  • Gorgons
  • Undead legions
  • Centaurs
  • Minotaurs
  • Griffons
  • Wraiths
  • Hellspawn
  • Cyclops
  • Satyrs
  • Chimera
  • Sirens
  • Juggernauts
  • Cerberus Dogs
  • Wild Boars
  • Elephants
  • An army of Kratos clones

Kratos has killed the following Mythical figures:

  • Chronos
  • Athena
  • Ares
  • Gaia
  • Euryale
  • Medusa
  • The Kraken
  • Hydra
  • Poseidon
  • Hades
  • Sphinx
  • Cerberus
  • The Fates
  • Heracles (Hercules for those who don't know)
  • Perseus
  • Hephaestus (Ok not a high end feat but shut up I'm making a point)
  • The Colossus of Rhodes
  • Helios
  • Hermes (He caught Hermes)
  • Icarus
  • Theseus
  • Deimos

Kratos has done the following feats

  • Broken the gaze of Medusa
  • Broken free of the songs of sirens
  • Killed gods and demigods
  • Wielded the blade of Olympus
  • Been crushed by massive titans and lived
  • Climbed out of hell (twice)
  • Swam through and climbed out of the River Styx
  • Killed the Fates
  • Demonstrated demigod and god level strength

Kratos has a ridiculously large arsenal so I'm not going to bother but you can see what I'm getting at. Kratos isn't weak in the slightest but he doesn't belong in matches against people like Goku or Alucard. He's able to hold his ground against people who're in his league very well but the constant Lowballing just needs to stop. He's a certified god killer and his feats are valid

Stop the Kratos hate. Yea sure he's some Sony fanboy's copout and idol but don't discredit him out of spite of Sony Fanboys, give him a fair debate/discussion.

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Amassing a Greek Magic Arsenal

Doing some hero creation here based on my favorite mythology. Her name is Greek, born Natalie Hall. In her world the Greek gods and myths are long and dead but she has a spiritual connection to the Armory of the Mystic, a collection of artifacts from the deceased gods and she can summon them at will. With this as a base I want to create an arsenal fit for a human titan

Here's What I have so far:

  • Armor of Atlas - Made to hold up the Earth itself this armor grants Natalie the strength, longevity, stamina, and endurance of Atlas. Natalie can summon this item almost effortlessly as long as she remains connected to the Armory of the Mystic. The Armor itself will summon itself if Natalie is on the brink of death.
  • Aegis of Athena - Made for the art of war the Aegis of Athena grants Natalie the wisdom of Athena, extensive battle knowledge, and a telepathic connection to Athena's spirit. Athena's spirit acts as a guide for Natalie in combat and is able to read her opponents and reveal weak points. The Aegis also adds to Natalie's layer of defense with a powerful shield.
  • Spear of Ares - Made to pierce the heart of both god and man the spear of Ares is doused in powerful energies enabling it to pierce virtually any armor.
  • Hammer of Hephaestus - Created as the perfect smithing tool the Hammer is able to shatter or repair any man-made or god-made tool through contact. While not very powerful as a weapon the Hammer makes up for in utility.
  • Bow of Artemis - A bow made for the finest game. The Bow blesses every arrow with the spirit of Artemis causing them to mortally wound any being of nature
  • Heart of Helios - Made to pay tribute to the fallen sun god the Heart of Helios grants increased stamina and agility based on the time of day. Granting no bonus during night time.
  • Charm of Selene - Made to pay tribute to the fallen moon god the Charm of Selene grants increased stamina and agility based on the time of night. Granting no bonus during day time.
  • Aegis of Ares - Made for the heat of battle the Aegis of Ares is an unbreakable full body shield that allows Natalie to tap into her purest rage. While in combat the Aegis of Ares increases lust for blood and will cloud Natalie's thoughts but make her a much more brutal combatant as the fight rages on.
  • Boots of Hermes - Made for messenger of the gods these boots grant Natalie Hypersonic travel speed as well as the ability to jump as high as mount Olympus itself.
  • Eye of Chronos - To live outside of time is to truly master it. With this item Natalie is able to remove herself from the time flow, granting immunity to any time manipulation magics as well as the ability travel forward and/or backward in time.

I'm looking to add more but honestly I don't know where to start

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Bleach caused my disillusion with Anime/Manga

I'll admit I was a 90's baby which means I grew up on DBZ and Yu Yu Hakusho and pretty much everything else Toonami played. For the last couple years I got wrapped in Animes and almost always they were impressive with each tale and the art styles never got old even though they're virtually all the same.

Then I watched Bleach... As soon as I watched the end of the Aizen conflict I left more pissed than the last episode of Inuyasha.... So many... goddamn plotholes... glaringly obvious character inconsistencies and constant constant PIS PIS PIS

It was like Taito Kubo wrote himself into a corner and instead of writing himself out of it he tore the damn walls down. I just... I felt so betrayed... I invested time in this series more than any other series because the Shinigami Invasion arc was flawless and the character development was great up to that part.

I watched the Bound arc... shut up...

It really got bad at the Hueco Mundo arc, powers coming out of nowhere, characters introduced , established, and bopped pretty much immediately, Ichigo dies twice but comes back from the force of love or something. I for the life of me started tearing my hair out at the whole end to the Aizen kidnaps Orihime thing, that BLEW ME. At this point mentally I'm like "Why me? Kubo, what did I do?" But I stuck with the series still.

The next Arc I WAS DONE.

The things that made me cry:

  • Ikkaku not using Bankai despite reality itself being at stake (This is at the fucking top because WOW)
  • Kumomora's Bankai making no sense
  • Tousen, just that was pointless
  • Gin's Bankai making no sense
  • Shunsui Koryaku's bankai being "too dangerous to use while people are looking" (WHAT!)
  • Aizen's Death (YES HE DID DIE)
  • Wonderweiss
  • Everyone vs Aizen
  • Soi Fong's Bankai not making sense
  • Why did Aizen slice up Hallibel?
  • All the useless support characters standing within hugging distance of Aizen without "losing their existence" when previously they could barely see ghosts
  • Various power level inconsistencies
  • Ichigo's dad is how fucking old?
  • Why does Ishin Kurosaki know Getsuga Tensho? Where'd Final Getsuga Tensho come from?
  • The final fight with Aizen
  • Yammy is number 0
  • Shunshui Koryaku's Shikai

I've never been able to commit myself to another series since. I even went back to Inuyasha to see the final act but this was just too much. It hurt. It scarred me and has since prevented me from ever touching another anime/manga

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