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Animation Unknown #1-Magic Trixie by Psyko6669
Animation Unknown #1-Magic Trixie
This is just to show you what these reviews are gonna be like; I call attention to an obscure or unknown work and give my thoughts on it before moving onto the scoring.

I recently decided to track down this lost pilot from Nick's Oh Yeah! Cartoons series, a pilot showcase series that many know for the place where shows like Chalk Zone, My Life as a Teenage Robot, and Fairly OddParents originally debuted. Among a few other the missed potential we got was Zoo Mates, a show created by Butch Hartman and Seth MacFarlane--no, that really happened, look it up--another pilot from Hartman called the Kid From S.C.H.O.O.L., which seemed a lot like if Butch Hartman created Codename: Kids Next Door with James Bond and a bit of Fillmore, and even a few short lived series like Mina and the Count. Ultimately, though, I decided to go with this one: Magic Trixie. If you really want to know my thoughts here we go:

Plot- The concept behind this short is that a little girl named Trixie (who only seems to have one line in the entire episode, and I wonder if that was the idea for the show or if that's just how this episode was written) who goes to a magic show to see a great magician Migmar Magma, who sounds like the name of a Zatara villain and kinda looks like Mumbo Jumbo from Teen Titans (coincidence?). Migmar chooses her to be his assistant on stage, but she incidentally ends up upstaging him at every turn, no matter what he tries to do. 
Characters- The characters are really fun, especially Trixie who is absolutely adorable in her naivety and most of her one-upping Migmar seems almost accidental. It's very cute, and has a lot of really funny jokes, mostly sight gags that play around with the animation a lot. The designs and animation are very well made and simple, the artstyle kinda reminds me of a very vintage look from the late 40's-early 50's. I really like it and it all moves very fluidly for handdrawn animation of the time.
Enjoyment- I loved this pilot from the very start: the expressive character designs, the classical and fluid art style, the adorable main character, it's a fantastic episode and if you can I would strongly recommend tracking it down...though it was a pain in the ass to track down!
Creativity- I would say this is extremely creative with all the really great moments of animation, and just how funny the visual jokes are (there's a part were Migmar tries pulling out a ball he'd planted in Trixie's hat before the show, and she ends up pulling out various farm animals...even a tractor; or another moment when she just whistles until she finds the right musical note to unlock her chains in an escape act).
Execution- I feel like they really carried this show farther than it could be taken, and I would've been really curious if there were other episodes (or, who knows, maybe they would've kept a similar premise of a girl with unknown magical talent and taken that to whole new heights) but as it stands this one definitely gets a pass!

Final Score- Plot: 5, Characters: 10, Enjoyment: 7, Creativity: 7, Execution: 8= 37 + Extra Credit (1 Star for great characterization, 1 Star for relative obscurity, and 1 Star for involvement of Alex Kirwan, character designer for shows like Gravity Falls, The Mighty B!, and My Life as a Teenage Robot, and Rob Renzetti)= 52 (if any of the bars pass the purple, into perfect blue it receives a full star and an extra 5 Bonus Points). 
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Animation Unkown Template by Psyko6669
Animation Unkown Template
Well, here it is! I decided to make my own review cards: Animation Unknown. This is mostly for obscure/underrated/overlooked movies, TV series, or even episodes, though it can be used for other things as well. If it looks a little bland on the surface, that's only so that you can add a custom background to spruce it up (whether or not it's related to the work in question is up to you).

Here's the breakdown:
The large box taking up a quarter of the card is where the screencap from the series/movie/episode would go, with the caption below for the name of the work. Below that is pretty self-explanatory.
Now taking up the rest of the card is the scoring system with color-coded bars on a scale of 1 to 10; again, pretty simple to understand: Plot is for how good the premise is or how well the plot progresses, Characters are for the characterization and development of the main and supporting cast, Enjoyment is simply how much you loved/hated what you saw, Creativity is how many liberties and spins it took or just how interesting/unique the concepts, characters, premise, and so forth are, and Execution is how well everything came together and what they did with what they had. However, at the very bottom is the unique part: the Bonus Stars! The more obscure or underrated/overhated something is, the more Stars it earns; a half star adds 2 points, and full stars add 5 for a max of 25 bonus points + the total score, which is added up in the corner.

Star Points are rewarded for a number of things: critical praise, if you feel the episode is unfairly/generally overlooked (You can automatically award a show up to 2 Bonus Stars for a foreign show; this doesn't apply to anime, however, unless it hasn't been dubbed), fantastic animation, powerful morals, even if it's an episode that especially stands out from an otherwise mediocre/terrible series. Star Points can also be deducted from a work, however, for the opposite reasons listed above and more (thus, instead of filling them in gold, they'd be filled in black or red and filled in from the right instead of the left). Point deduction for negative Star Points apply the same way.

*If a work manages to get up to the Purple Zone (Perfect) it automatically receives a full star; also, Purple is worth 2 points--blame my lack of thinking things through and not making sure I divided all of the bars evenly to make 10.
*Use responsibly and judge fairly.
*Credit me in the description; I don't care if you use my template for free, but don't steal it.
*Calculate the Star Points correctly before adding up the final score.
*Every work must have listed at least 1 Pro and 1 Con; no matter how hard you look, there's nothing that is undoubtedly flawless or irredeemably awful (even if, in order to redeem something, it needs to be rebuilt from scratch.
*Here's an example: sta.sh/0z2aznzvr1f
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Pros and Cons Triple Finish by Psyko6669
Pros and Cons Triple Finish
I decided, instead of writing a First Impressions on each of these, but I decided this was just easier; think of this as compensation for the somewhat mediocre One Piece atrocity I did.

Lil Buddy- I don't know how to feel about this episode. I'm honestly both a bit disturbed and a little perplexed by it, seeing as how Clarence goes from depression to sullen to bordering on sociopath over the course of a week or so because he missed out on a recess. It just seems a little forced but the progression is at least natural from point A to B and finally C (even if the catalyst doesn't feel natural). Still, I don't know if I could say that it's bad enough to have warranted an Atrocity card--hence this. Really liked the ending, though.

Blood Moon Ball- I'm just tossing out my highlights here: Star looks so impossibly hot in that dress (if you've seen the episode, you know EXACTLY what I'm talking about), Tom is a fascinating and compelling character, and some really great jokes. The ending was actually very sweet, and I think this might be my favorite episode so far.

Where Dragons Dare- IT'S TOP GUN WITH DRAGONS!!!! End of discussion! Blaze is an awesome character, there's a lot of great jokes, the setup and premise are excellent, even though the ending is a bit predictable. One thing, though: isn't it weird how half of the characters have dragon names like Renegade and Condor or cat names like Cupcake and Mittens?

Pros and Cons Base created by: :iconmlp-vs-capcom:, a loyal fan of mine, and someone I closely follow/emulate.
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Animated Atrocities- One Piece by Psyko6669
Animated Atrocities- One Piece
Hey, it's been a while huh? Anyway, I couldn't think of anything so it was either the only bad episode of One Piece I could find or another TTG episode. There were just too many of the latter to choose from. I'm a huge One Piece fan, and I've gone through the entire Funimation dub (plus 2 of the movies--expect a 1001 Animations on Movie 12 cuz it KICKS ASS!!!).
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After nearly 5 years, I FINALLY hit 18k views!!! I'm super excited about this and I'm willing to give anyone who comments in this journal a review of their choice; however, I won't review anything more than 30 years old, and I don't review porn (not because of some sensitivity or because I don't think people will like it, it's just that there isn't anything you can say about porn unless you hate the fetishes portrayed).

Thanks to everyone for helping me hit 18,000 views; clearly I must be doing SOMETHING right!
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Psyko6669
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I'm here with a purpose, to spread my creativity throughtout the internet and see just how far I can go with my original race Trossels.

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After nearly 5 years, I FINALLY hit 18k views!!! I'm super excited about this and I'm willing to give anyone who comments in this journal a review of their choice; however, I won't review anything more than 30 years old, and I don't review porn (not because of some sensitivity or because I don't think people will like it, it's just that there isn't anything you can say about porn unless you hate the fetishes portrayed).

Thanks to everyone for helping me hit 18,000 views; clearly I must be doing SOMETHING right!
  • Mood: Stunned
  • Reading: Sanchez Chronicles
  • Watching: Gravity Falls
  • Playing: Magic: the Gathering
  • Drinking: Red Wine (prove I'm not!)

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:iconthesupremegamer12:
thesupremegamer12 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
thanks for the fav

maybe i shoudnt have made the journel though *sighs* im just sick of everyone praising him all the damm time and ignoring his flaws 
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Psyko6669 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
That's very true. That's why for my Animation Unknown cards, I specify that nothing is pure good or pure evil; everything must have 1 pro and 1 con minimum.
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:iconthesupremegamer12:
thesupremegamer12 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
yeah 

i feel abit bad though i mean the poor guy must get this alot and im not helping 8head down8
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Psyko6669 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I try to support Mr. Enter, even though I understand where he's coming from. Honestly, I really didn't like this movie either but I would've been happy with maybe an extra season or something instead.
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FlowBug1997 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
Thank you for favoriting! :D
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ChicPomeranian Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the favs!
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Psyko6669 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
:Q
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TheInfinityPower487 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Thx for a Fave
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thesupremegamer12 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
thabnks for the fav ^^ 

this is my 2nd fav american dad ep(only behind lost in space)
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Psyko6669 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
I'd at least put it in my Top 5; the biggest thing is that Seth MacFarlane might not get satire, and sometimes even comedy, but he can write amazing and extremely catchy musical numbers.
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