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Harry Situation Reviews: Samurai Jack Season 5

Back to the past. Back to the past, Samurai Jack. Whatcha!

Jack is back in the final complete season of one of Cartoon Network's greatest animated series of all time, Samurai Jack. For those unfamiliar, Samurai Jack is an animated series that ran on Cartoon Network from 2001-2004, and was created by Gennedy Tartakovsky, who has done other works such as Dexter's Lab, Powerpuff Girls, and directed the Hotel Transylvania movies. The story is about how an ancient evil named Aku has risen once again to conquer the world. A young samurai goes out to put an end to this evil with the aid of a magic sword that is capable of harming the demonic entity. But during their first confrontation he is transported into the future (it happens). There, going by the name of "Jack", he sets out on a quest that will hopefully take him back to the past to vanish Aku's grasp once and for all. And throughout the series it is just pure action and awesome.

The best thing about the series is that most of the episodes don't have a lot of dialogue yet it makes up with it with amazing animation and outstanding action that help tell the episode's story. It was so amazing that it was a shame that the series never had a proper conclusion. Now Season 5 is that conclusion that we fans have waited so long for. It's been fifty years since Jack has been transported to the future, and a side effect to this is that he does not age. All the time portals have been destroyed and Jack still does his best to protect the innocence, even though he lost his iconic, magic sword, which I don't completely understand how that was possible. Did he not look for it? This is the part where Billy Madison would say you got a sword, you have a responsibility. If your sword is lost you don't look for an hour and call it quits. You get your ass out there and you find that fucking sword! Any who, at the same time he must also face assassins from an Aku-worshiping cult dubbed the Daughters of Aku, who have spent their entire lives sheltered and trained to kill the samurai. 

Oh my fuck, this is the season fans and I have waited for so long to see. It is absolutely beautiful. 

The animation this season looks the same as it was before and it still looks amazing. It looks as though they brought the whole crew back.

The voice talent is great as well. Voice actor Phil LaMarr reprises his iconic role as Jack, and he still sounds just as fantastic as he did before. If you need an idea who Phil LaMarr is, here's a list of your favorite characters that he's voiced for the past two decades.

      1. Static - Static Shock

      2. Hermes - Futurama

      3. Kit Fisto - Star Wars: The Clone Wars

      4. Aquaman - Young Justice, Injustice

      5. Wilt - Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

      6. Vulgrim - Darksiders series

      7. Ratbag - Shadow of Mordor

      8. Green Lantern/John Stewart - Justice League, Justice League Unlimited

      9. Ollie Williams - Family Guy

Need I say more? 

And who is voicing one of the Daughters of Aku? None other than my soulmate Tara Strong. To list her greatest roles I would have to make a whole new post. She voices the assassin named Ashi, who seems to be the individual of the group. And Tara does a great job portraying this character. Actually I really like Ashi. She's a great addition to this series. At first she started off as this assassin whose sole purpose was to kill Jack but the more she is with him she learns that the world is not what she's been taught. She has been taught that Aku is god and the samurai is evil. Then she learns the truth and she actually tries to do some good. I like that aspect.

Now let's talk about Aku because this one is a pretty big deal. In the first 4 seasons he was voiced by legendary Japanese actor Mako Iwamatsu, whom some may recognize as the voice of Iroh from Avatar: The Last Airbender. A hero is only as great as his villain, and Aku was definitely one of my all time favorite villains, mostly in part by Mako's amazing voice-over work. Sadly Mako died in 2006 due to cancer so to replace him they hired voice actor Greg Baldwin. To be fair he does a really good impression of the late Mako. When he was voicing Iroh in Avatar, you could hardly tell the difference. But when he's voicing Aku, there's a big difference in tone and vocals. Buy hey, at least the guy is giving his best effort. Yet it makes me miss Mako even more.

Just a heads up, I know I don't normally dive into spoiler territory but there is some stuff I really want to talk about throughout this season. So a spoiler warning is in effect. You can skip this or not. Doesn't matter because there's a lot of shit I want to discuss because it's worth talking about.

SPOILER ALERT!

So let's get the biggie out of the way: Jack killed some people this season. And I do mean people, as in human beings. The violence has been turned up a dial in this season. Most of the violent content back then was toned down with Jack slaying robots. But this time he was forced to kill the Daughters of Aku that were trying to kill him. There's no explosions or oil splatter, there is blood in this season. How does he take this? He's devastated. This was the first time he's ever killed a person and it haunts him. That's another thing I liked about this whole season, Jack is mentally unstable. He gets into arguments with a younger version of his conscience, and he's being followed by this mysterious rider through half the season.

As much as I love seeing Jack in this state, at the same time it's very depressing. Jack has officially given up all hope. Yeah, he won't stop protecting the innocent and aiding the weak but his nature has pretty much become so nihilistic. It's sad to see him just give up. Hell, he's even considered committing suicide until Ashi snapped him back to reality.

And for you fans of the series, Scotsman makes a return! The Scotsman (voiced by the ever-so amazing John DiMaggio) was such a great recurring character in the series that it pleases me to see him return, only to die in the beginning of episode 5. But hey, he died as he lived, spewing insults. Can't think of a better way to ax someone off than that. What I liked about that episode as well was Jack showing Ashi the real world and how Aku has actually ruined it, despite what she was taught at an early age.

Episode 6, holy shit, it was absolute fan service. Ashi is out in the world looking for Jack where she comes across lots of familiar faces from previous episodes such as the Woolies, the blind archers, and Da Sam-Moo-Rai. Oh god it was just eye-candy for fans and I loved it all. Episode was like you fucking remember this shit? You fucking remember that shit? Fuck yeah I remember. I fucking loved that shit! I fucking loved this episode! Probably my favorite this whole season.

But then we got to learn something disturbing in that same episode. That suit that Ashi and her sisters were wearing the entire time, it's not a suit. Turns out that in a flashback that the High Priestess stripped her and her sisters (yeah there was some uncomfortable child nudity in this one) into this pit full of like tar or something, and I guess that stuff fused to her skin. Pretty disturbing upon first viewing. But Ashi decided to change that, scrubbed off the tar, and outfitted herself a dress of leaves, which actually looked good on her not gonna lie. I like how symbolically Ashi is cleansing herself of her past and becoming reborn as a better person to follow in Jack's footsteps. And I also liked the part where she's skinny dipping in that pool of water too. Tee-hee! X)

Episode 7 came and holy crap that was an epic episode. Jack found his inner peace and regained his sword and signature look, while Ashi wrecked an entire army by herself. I officially love Ashi now. 

Episode 8 is, honestly, really strange. It tried establishing a romance with Jack and Ashi, which I really didn't buy at all. Yet the two end up kissing in the end with a Dean Martin song playing over the credits. It wasn't necessary a bad episode, but it just felt out of place compared to the rest of the season's episodes and was pretty underwhelming. Also the odd number of sex jokes thrown in there really made it uncomfortable. 

Episode 9, god damn! Aku and Jack finally have their confrontation, and it is here it was revealed that Ashi is in fact the biological daughter of Aku. And with that he is able to control her against her will. I love Aku, but man this was the dickest move he's ever done; and he's done a lot of dick moves throughout the series. Using the woman he loves to fight him is absolute cock. But that's not the jaw dropping moment of the whole episode, little lone the whole series. Jack surrendered to Aku. DAAAAMMMNN!

Now we've come to the series finale. God damn was this epic. All of Jack's friends and allies come to battle Aku and free Jack, and then Jack helps Ashi break free of Aku's control, and then Ashi learns that she being his daughter she has his powers too. So ultimately they use that power to travel back to the past, just as Jack had set out to do from the beginning. Then finally, after all these years, Jack kills Aku, and it was glorious.

Unfortunately without Aku, Ashi can no longer exist so she fades away, which was really sad. God damn! Why play with my emotions? Oh well it was a very fitting conclusion to an already epic series.

This season has been fantastic. It fills my heart with joy now that one of my all time favorite series was given a proper conclusion. Fans have waited so long for one and now we got one. The list of positives are too many to count but I did it anyway. If you haven't seen this series yet, then obviously go watch it. Right now! 

Out of all the television revival shows being broadcast over the decade, this was one that deserved it. This was a love letter to the dedicated fans of the series and I am definitely satisfied with what was given. Who knows, maybe a revival of this series can give hope to Tartakovsky's other show, Sym-Bionic Titan, being revived too. Or Butch Hartman can revive Danny Phantom. Who knows what the future will hold, but it certainly makes this fan hopeful. Back to the grading, back to the grading, Harry Situation!

                                Positives:                                     Negatives:

                               -Cast and crew back!                   -I miss Mako :'(

                               -Animation still great                  -Episode 8

                               -Darker tone

                               -Jack & Ashi working together

                               -Amazing story throughout

                               -Upped the violence

                               -Mature for fans

                               -Jack's unstable psyche

                               -Callbacks to previous episodes

                               -Final curtain 

                               -Love letter to the fans

Whatcha! Final Grade: A+

My childhood has finally been completed. Thank you so much Gennedy Tartakovsky for creating such an epic animated series that we'll watch for generations; and thank you Phil LaMarr for voicing one of the greatest animated heroes of all time.

So there's my review of the final season of Samurai Jack. Have you seen the series? What were your thoughts? Please be kind, leave a like and comment, and check back again for more Harry Situation Reviews here on Prose.com! Whatcha!

Best Quote:

Ashi: "Hope lives! It is everywhere! I've seen it. Everyone you have touched. The people you have helped. You saved them!"

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Harry Situation Reviews: Samurai Jack Season 5
Back to the past. Back to the past, Samurai Jack. Whatcha!

Jack is back in the final complete season of one of Cartoon Network's greatest animated series of all time, Samurai Jack. For those unfamiliar, Samurai Jack is an animated series that ran on Cartoon Network from 2001-2004, and was created by Gennedy Tartakovsky, who has done other works such as Dexter's Lab, Powerpuff Girls, and directed the Hotel Transylvania movies. The story is about how an ancient evil named Aku has risen once again to conquer the world. A young samurai goes out to put an end to this evil with the aid of a magic sword that is capable of harming the demonic entity. But during their first confrontation he is transported into the future (it happens). There, going by the name of "Jack", he sets out on a quest that will hopefully take him back to the past to vanish Aku's grasp once and for all. And throughout the series it is just pure action and awesome.

The best thing about the series is that most of the episodes don't have a lot of dialogue yet it makes up with it with amazing animation and outstanding action that help tell the episode's story. It was so amazing that it was a shame that the series never had a proper conclusion. Now Season 5 is that conclusion that we fans have waited so long for. It's been fifty years since Jack has been transported to the future, and a side effect to this is that he does not age. All the time portals have been destroyed and Jack still does his best to protect the innocence, even though he lost his iconic, magic sword, which I don't completely understand how that was possible. Did he not look for it? This is the part where Billy Madison would say you got a sword, you have a responsibility. If your sword is lost you don't look for an hour and call it quits. You get your ass out there and you find that fucking sword! Any who, at the same time he must also face assassins from an Aku-worshiping cult dubbed the Daughters of Aku, who have spent their entire lives sheltered and trained to kill the samurai. 

Oh my fuck, this is the season fans and I have waited for so long to see. It is absolutely beautiful. 

The animation this season looks the same as it was before and it still looks amazing. It looks as though they brought the whole crew back.

The voice talent is great as well. Voice actor Phil LaMarr reprises his iconic role as Jack, and he still sounds just as fantastic as he did before. If you need an idea who Phil LaMarr is, here's a list of your favorite characters that he's voiced for the past two decades.
      1. Static - Static Shock
      2. Hermes - Futurama
      3. Kit Fisto - Star Wars: The Clone Wars
      4. Aquaman - Young Justice, Injustice
      5. Wilt - Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
      6. Vulgrim - Darksiders series
      7. Ratbag - Shadow of Mordor
      8. Green Lantern/John Stewart - Justice League, Justice League Unlimited
      9. Ollie Williams - Family Guy

Need I say more? 

And who is voicing one of the Daughters of Aku? None other than my soulmate Tara Strong. To list her greatest roles I would have to make a whole new post. She voices the assassin named Ashi, who seems to be the individual of the group. And Tara does a great job portraying this character. Actually I really like Ashi. She's a great addition to this series. At first she started off as this assassin whose sole purpose was to kill Jack but the more she is with him she learns that the world is not what she's been taught. She has been taught that Aku is god and the samurai is evil. Then she learns the truth and she actually tries to do some good. I like that aspect.

Now let's talk about Aku because this one is a pretty big deal. In the first 4 seasons he was voiced by legendary Japanese actor Mako Iwamatsu, whom some may recognize as the voice of Iroh from Avatar: The Last Airbender. A hero is only as great as his villain, and Aku was definitely one of my all time favorite villains, mostly in part by Mako's amazing voice-over work. Sadly Mako died in 2006 due to cancer so to replace him they hired voice actor Greg Baldwin. To be fair he does a really good impression of the late Mako. When he was voicing Iroh in Avatar, you could hardly tell the difference. But when he's voicing Aku, there's a big difference in tone and vocals. Buy hey, at least the guy is giving his best effort. Yet it makes me miss Mako even more.

Just a heads up, I know I don't normally dive into spoiler territory but there is some stuff I really want to talk about throughout this season. So a spoiler warning is in effect. You can skip this or not. Doesn't matter because there's a lot of shit I want to discuss because it's worth talking about.
SPOILER ALERT!

So let's get the biggie out of the way: Jack killed some people this season. And I do mean people, as in human beings. The violence has been turned up a dial in this season. Most of the violent content back then was toned down with Jack slaying robots. But this time he was forced to kill the Daughters of Aku that were trying to kill him. There's no explosions or oil splatter, there is blood in this season. How does he take this? He's devastated. This was the first time he's ever killed a person and it haunts him. That's another thing I liked about this whole season, Jack is mentally unstable. He gets into arguments with a younger version of his conscience, and he's being followed by this mysterious rider through half the season.

As much as I love seeing Jack in this state, at the same time it's very depressing. Jack has officially given up all hope. Yeah, he won't stop protecting the innocent and aiding the weak but his nature has pretty much become so nihilistic. It's sad to see him just give up. Hell, he's even considered committing suicide until Ashi snapped him back to reality.

And for you fans of the series, Scotsman makes a return! The Scotsman (voiced by the ever-so amazing John DiMaggio) was such a great recurring character in the series that it pleases me to see him return, only to die in the beginning of episode 5. But hey, he died as he lived, spewing insults. Can't think of a better way to ax someone off than that. What I liked about that episode as well was Jack showing Ashi the real world and how Aku has actually ruined it, despite what she was taught at an early age.

Episode 6, holy shit, it was absolute fan service. Ashi is out in the world looking for Jack where she comes across lots of familiar faces from previous episodes such as the Woolies, the blind archers, and Da Sam-Moo-Rai. Oh god it was just eye-candy for fans and I loved it all. Episode was like you fucking remember this shit? You fucking remember that shit? Fuck yeah I remember. I fucking loved that shit! I fucking loved this episode! Probably my favorite this whole season.

But then we got to learn something disturbing in that same episode. That suit that Ashi and her sisters were wearing the entire time, it's not a suit. Turns out that in a flashback that the High Priestess stripped her and her sisters (yeah there was some uncomfortable child nudity in this one) into this pit full of like tar or something, and I guess that stuff fused to her skin. Pretty disturbing upon first viewing. But Ashi decided to change that, scrubbed off the tar, and outfitted herself a dress of leaves, which actually looked good on her not gonna lie. I like how symbolically Ashi is cleansing herself of her past and becoming reborn as a better person to follow in Jack's footsteps. And I also liked the part where she's skinny dipping in that pool of water too. Tee-hee! X)

Episode 7 came and holy crap that was an epic episode. Jack found his inner peace and regained his sword and signature look, while Ashi wrecked an entire army by herself. I officially love Ashi now. 

Episode 8 is, honestly, really strange. It tried establishing a romance with Jack and Ashi, which I really didn't buy at all. Yet the two end up kissing in the end with a Dean Martin song playing over the credits. It wasn't necessary a bad episode, but it just felt out of place compared to the rest of the season's episodes and was pretty underwhelming. Also the odd number of sex jokes thrown in there really made it uncomfortable. 

Episode 9, god damn! Aku and Jack finally have their confrontation, and it is here it was revealed that Ashi is in fact the biological daughter of Aku. And with that he is able to control her against her will. I love Aku, but man this was the dickest move he's ever done; and he's done a lot of dick moves throughout the series. Using the woman he loves to fight him is absolute cock. But that's not the jaw dropping moment of the whole episode, little lone the whole series. Jack surrendered to Aku. DAAAAMMMNN!

Now we've come to the series finale. God damn was this epic. All of Jack's friends and allies come to battle Aku and free Jack, and then Jack helps Ashi break free of Aku's control, and then Ashi learns that she being his daughter she has his powers too. So ultimately they use that power to travel back to the past, just as Jack had set out to do from the beginning. Then finally, after all these years, Jack kills Aku, and it was glorious.

Unfortunately without Aku, Ashi can no longer exist so she fades away, which was really sad. God damn! Why play with my emotions? Oh well it was a very fitting conclusion to an already epic series.

This season has been fantastic. It fills my heart with joy now that one of my all time favorite series was given a proper conclusion. Fans have waited so long for one and now we got one. The list of positives are too many to count but I did it anyway. If you haven't seen this series yet, then obviously go watch it. Right now! 

Out of all the television revival shows being broadcast over the decade, this was one that deserved it. This was a love letter to the dedicated fans of the series and I am definitely satisfied with what was given. Who knows, maybe a revival of this series can give hope to Tartakovsky's other show, Sym-Bionic Titan, being revived too. Or Butch Hartman can revive Danny Phantom. Who knows what the future will hold, but it certainly makes this fan hopeful. Back to the grading, back to the grading, Harry Situation!

                                Positives:                                     Negatives:
                               -Cast and crew back!                   -I miss Mako :'(
                               -Animation still great                  -Episode 8
                               -Darker tone
                               -Jack & Ashi working together
                               -Amazing story throughout
                               -Upped the violence
                               -Mature for fans
                               -Jack's unstable psyche
                               -Callbacks to previous episodes
                               -Final curtain 
                               -Love letter to the fans

Whatcha! Final Grade: A+

My childhood has finally been completed. Thank you so much Gennedy Tartakovsky for creating such an epic animated series that we'll watch for generations; and thank you Phil LaMarr for voicing one of the greatest animated heroes of all time.

So there's my review of the final season of Samurai Jack. Have you seen the series? What were your thoughts? Please be kind, leave a like and comment, and check back again for more Harry Situation Reviews here on Prose.com! Whatcha!

Best Quote:
Ashi: "Hope lives! It is everywhere! I've seen it. Everyone you have touched. The people you have helped. You saved them!"
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It Finally Came Out

Sarah and Carol sat on top of a hillside, watching the sun set on the horizon. It was a romantic feeling, for one of them. Carol had a hidden secret. She had loved her friend Sarah since they first met, yet she feared the day she would have to admit it to her.

"I've always loved watching the sunset," Sarah said, dazed by the colorful glow, "It's a sign of romance, don't you think?"

"Romance," Carol muttered under her breath, "Right."

"Is something wrong?" her friend, her love, asked. Her eyes looked to Carol with grave concern. "You've been acting weird all day."

"It's just..." Carol paused, thinking of the right words, "There's something I've been meaning to tell you. Something I've always wanted to tell you..."

Carol swallowed hard. Her lungs felt heavy. Her heart beat faster. Tears began to liquidate in her eyes. She finally said, "I'm in love with you. I mean truly in love with you. I've always felt this way about you. I just-"

Carol stopped when Sarah's lips touched hers. Her heart skipped a beat. Tears rolled out when she learned the truth too.

When their everlasting kiss ended, Sarah looked at Carol and whispered with a smile,  "What took you so long to admit that?"

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Sarah and Carol sat on top of a hillside, watching the sun set on the horizon. It was a romantic feeling, for one of them. Carol had a hidden secret. She had loved her friend Sarah since they first met, yet she feared the day she would have to admit it to her.

"I've always loved watching the sunset," Sarah said, dazed by the colorful glow, "It's a sign of romance, don't you think?"

"Romance," Carol muttered under her breath, "Right."

"Is something wrong?" her friend, her love, asked. Her eyes looked to Carol with grave concern. "You've been acting weird all day."

"It's just..." Carol paused, thinking of the right words, "There's something I've been meaning to tell you. Something I've always wanted to tell you..."

Carol swallowed hard. Her lungs felt heavy. Her heart beat faster. Tears began to liquidate in her eyes. She finally said, "I'm in love with you. I mean truly in love with you. I've always felt this way about you. I just-"

Carol stopped when Sarah's lips touched hers. Her heart skipped a beat. Tears rolled out when she learned the truth too.

When their everlasting kiss ended, Sarah looked at Carol and whispered with a smile,  "What took you so long to admit that?"
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Love vs Lust

Love is a cure

To sadness, loneliness, and sorrow

Giving joy and delight

Lust is a poison

To mind, heart, and soul

Causing despair and spite

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Love vs Lust
Love is a cure
To sadness, loneliness, and sorrow
Giving joy and delight

Lust is a poison
To mind, heart, and soul
Causing despair and spite
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MAJOR RAGER Part 4

Level 5.

The six gamers made their way down a long corridor, where giant cyclopian glob guarded the entrance to Level 6. The animated monstrosity puked a pool of acid at them, but they managed to dodge out of the way. Their weapons fired rapidly with little affect against the horrid blob. 

Dominic's Psycko casted a spell, which emitted a screeching sonic sound. The powerful vibrations were too much for the blob as it died in a grotesque explosion of goo all around the corridor. His friends cheered his accomplishment.

"Awesome!" Rosemary said, high-fiving the imp.

"Nice one!" Joshua's voice called over the microphone.

A message from Ashley appeared in the text box depicting a thumbs up and a smiley face. The team then ventured to the next level, continuously gunning down more monsters that were in their path.

"You know, Dominic," Kayleigh spoke over her headset, "I'm surprised you play this game. I mean we're basically killing demons."

"Technically whether they are demons or other nefarious creatures is up for debate," the young demon corrected, "Besides this game is like a national sport down below. Everyone plays it."

Then Krystal's voice cried, "Incoming!" A rocket fired in their direction. They dodged in time but the impact knocked their avatars off their feet. Another player loaded his weapon up and readied to fire. 

With quick thinking, Ashley commanded her Silencer to pull out her giant sniper rifle, aiming it at the opposing opponent. Taking a deep breath, she fired. The 50 caliber bullet hit directly between the eyes.

Deep in the depths of the Inferno, Ghuul's controller and jaw hit the floor at the same time.

"How did I die?" he whined, taunted by the "Game Over" text on screen.

"You suck, dude," his friend Balthazar commented.

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MAJOR RAGER Part 4
Level 5.

The six gamers made their way down a long corridor, where giant cyclopian glob guarded the entrance to Level 6. The animated monstrosity puked a pool of acid at them, but they managed to dodge out of the way. Their weapons fired rapidly with little affect against the horrid blob. 

Dominic's Psycko casted a spell, which emitted a screeching sonic sound. The powerful vibrations were too much for the blob as it died in a grotesque explosion of goo all around the corridor. His friends cheered his accomplishment.

"Awesome!" Rosemary said, high-fiving the imp.

"Nice one!" Joshua's voice called over the microphone.

A message from Ashley appeared in the text box depicting a thumbs up and a smiley face. The team then ventured to the next level, continuously gunning down more monsters that were in their path.

"You know, Dominic," Kayleigh spoke over her headset, "I'm surprised you play this game. I mean we're basically killing demons."

"Technically whether they are demons or other nefarious creatures is up for debate," the young demon corrected, "Besides this game is like a national sport down below. Everyone plays it."

Then Krystal's voice cried, "Incoming!" A rocket fired in their direction. They dodged in time but the impact knocked their avatars off their feet. Another player loaded his weapon up and readied to fire. 

With quick thinking, Ashley commanded her Silencer to pull out her giant sniper rifle, aiming it at the opposing opponent. Taking a deep breath, she fired. The 50 caliber bullet hit directly between the eyes.

Deep in the depths of the Inferno, Ghuul's controller and jaw hit the floor at the same time.

"How did I die?" he whined, taunted by the "Game Over" text on screen.

"You suck, dude," his friend Balthazar commented.


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Harry Situation Reviews: Alien: Covenant

In space, no one can hear me scream... like a total fanboy!

Alien: Covenant is the official prequel to Ridley Scott's acclaimed horror film Alien, as well as the sequel to Prometheus. The story is set several years after the chaos of Prometheus, a ship full of earth colonists, which is properly dubbed the Covenant, lands on a mysterious planet that looks habitable for a new foundation. However, paradise suddenly turns to hell when the colonists discover that the planet was once home to the ancient race, the Engineers, and now a new but familiar breed of terror comes to hunt the crew down, as well as discovering the origins of the Xenomorphs. Can the crew survive the rising evolution of the infamous alien species or will they all be officially signing off?

The film is once again directed by Ridley Scott and stars Fantastic Beasts' actress Katherine Waterson as terraforming expert Daniels, Billy Crudup as the captain of the Covenant, Michael Fassbender reprising as the android David as well as portraying another model named Walter, and (probably the most surprising casting choice) Danny McBride as the ship's pilot Tennessee. 

The Countdown Reviews have been building up to this moment. This is definitely one of my most anticipated films of the year. I have been looking forward to seeing this film since last year. As you can tell I'm a huge Alien fan. There is no other science fiction horror film that could capture the suspense and action that Alien and Aliens have already established. The alien (xenomorph) is still one of the most terrifying looking monsters in film history. It served as the inspiration for the equally terrifying scavenger demons from my Sins of the Father short stories. 

Ever since the mediocrity of Prometheus, I've been waiting for a film that could help return the franchise to its proper horror roots. Judging from all the trailers, it's as though I got that film. It has it all. The eggs, the facehugger, the chestburster, and the big daddy himself. Oh shit, this movie looks like it was going to kick ass. And how did this film do? I'd say pretty damn well.

First positive I gotta talk about is the film looks gorgeous. That's the best thing about Ridley Scott as a director, he makes everything look amazing. The sets, the visual effects, all captured perfectly on film, and Scott makes sure the audiences sees everything. The sets looked legit. Nothing ever felt greenscreened, nothing felt too CGI, the sets looked and felt real. The CGI also looked great too, blending well with everything.

Though I'll admit when I saw all the CG I was worried about how the alien would turn out. Suffice to say while there was CG when needed there was also plenty of puppetry and man-in-suit effects, if you look closely, that recaptured the terror of the alien, and I loved it whenever it appeared on screen. Additionally, seeing it back in action definitely sent chills down my spine.

All the actors deliver solid performances. Katherine Waterson was good as Daniels, and Billy Crudup was good as the captain. However I think the two biggest stars of the film were in fact Michael Fassbender and, I can't believe I'm saying this, Danny McBride.

I want to talk about McBride first. Oh my god, he was hands down the best. You'd think since he has a history playing obnoxious, comedic assholes that he'd be another one in this film. That's what I thought when I heard he was cast in this film. Thank fuck I was wrong because he delivered a truly outstanding performance as Tennessee. He actually was my favorite character throughout the film. 

But the true stand out, however, is Michael Fassbender when he portrays both David and Walter. He makes it clear that these two robots are completely different personalities, and he pulls it off perfectly.

It's probably good that this film is rated R too because it could not have worked as a PG-13 film. This film is violent as fuck. There's great usage of violence when it came to the birthing process of the new Neomorph aliens, which is stunning while disturbing at the same time. 

And I should mention that if you still had unanswered questions from Prometheus, you'll be glad to know that they're answered here in this film. There's actually a great moment between two characters, I won't give spoilers to who they are, but I will say it's a great moment where one is trying to get the other to see from their point of view.

Is Alien: Covenant perfect? No, there are still some flaws. For one, the film's tone. Here's what I mean: in each of the three acts it feels like a different film in the series. For the first act it feels like Prometheus, then the second feels like Aliens, and the third feels like Alien. It, at times, makes it confusion what the film really wanted to be in the end, and I think some people will find it confusing.

Also James Franco is in this movie... NOT! Yeah he makes one cameo and it's kinda wasted. Come on, we need to use our James Franco better.

Overall, I am satisfied to say that Alien: Covenant was actually a very good film. Definitely the third best in the series, which probably isn't saying much. Yet Ridley Scott gave fans the Alien film we needed and I look forward to what comes next. This is Harry Situation, concluding the Alien Countdown Reviews, signing off.

                              Positives:                                  Negatives:

                             -Visually gorgeous                    -Tone confusion

                             -Great cast & performances      -Waste of James Franco 

                             -Xenomorph still scary

                             -Very violent

                             -Well directed & written

                             -Answered questions

Final Grade: B+

So now I finally saw Alien: Covenant and finally there are 3 good Alien films. Have you seen this movie? What were your thoughts about it? Out of all the Alien films, which was your favorite, and which review of the Alien films do you enjoy reading? Please be kind, leave a like and comment, and check back again for more awesome reviews here on Prose!

Best Quote:

Oram: "What do you believe in, David?"

David: "Creation."

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Harry Situation Reviews: Alien: Covenant
In space, no one can hear me scream... like a total fanboy!

Alien: Covenant is the official prequel to Ridley Scott's acclaimed horror film Alien, as well as the sequel to Prometheus. The story is set several years after the chaos of Prometheus, a ship full of earth colonists, which is properly dubbed the Covenant, lands on a mysterious planet that looks habitable for a new foundation. However, paradise suddenly turns to hell when the colonists discover that the planet was once home to the ancient race, the Engineers, and now a new but familiar breed of terror comes to hunt the crew down, as well as discovering the origins of the Xenomorphs. Can the crew survive the rising evolution of the infamous alien species or will they all be officially signing off?

The film is once again directed by Ridley Scott and stars Fantastic Beasts' actress Katherine Waterson as terraforming expert Daniels, Billy Crudup as the captain of the Covenant, Michael Fassbender reprising as the android David as well as portraying another model named Walter, and (probably the most surprising casting choice) Danny McBride as the ship's pilot Tennessee. 

The Countdown Reviews have been building up to this moment. This is definitely one of my most anticipated films of the year. I have been looking forward to seeing this film since last year. As you can tell I'm a huge Alien fan. There is no other science fiction horror film that could capture the suspense and action that Alien and Aliens have already established. The alien (xenomorph) is still one of the most terrifying looking monsters in film history. It served as the inspiration for the equally terrifying scavenger demons from my Sins of the Father short stories. 

Ever since the mediocrity of Prometheus, I've been waiting for a film that could help return the franchise to its proper horror roots. Judging from all the trailers, it's as though I got that film. It has it all. The eggs, the facehugger, the chestburster, and the big daddy himself. Oh shit, this movie looks like it was going to kick ass. And how did this film do? I'd say pretty damn well.

First positive I gotta talk about is the film looks gorgeous. That's the best thing about Ridley Scott as a director, he makes everything look amazing. The sets, the visual effects, all captured perfectly on film, and Scott makes sure the audiences sees everything. The sets looked legit. Nothing ever felt greenscreened, nothing felt too CGI, the sets looked and felt real. The CGI also looked great too, blending well with everything.

Though I'll admit when I saw all the CG I was worried about how the alien would turn out. Suffice to say while there was CG when needed there was also plenty of puppetry and man-in-suit effects, if you look closely, that recaptured the terror of the alien, and I loved it whenever it appeared on screen. Additionally, seeing it back in action definitely sent chills down my spine.

All the actors deliver solid performances. Katherine Waterson was good as Daniels, and Billy Crudup was good as the captain. However I think the two biggest stars of the film were in fact Michael Fassbender and, I can't believe I'm saying this, Danny McBride.

I want to talk about McBride first. Oh my god, he was hands down the best. You'd think since he has a history playing obnoxious, comedic assholes that he'd be another one in this film. That's what I thought when I heard he was cast in this film. Thank fuck I was wrong because he delivered a truly outstanding performance as Tennessee. He actually was my favorite character throughout the film. 

But the true stand out, however, is Michael Fassbender when he portrays both David and Walter. He makes it clear that these two robots are completely different personalities, and he pulls it off perfectly.

It's probably good that this film is rated R too because it could not have worked as a PG-13 film. This film is violent as fuck. There's great usage of violence when it came to the birthing process of the new Neomorph aliens, which is stunning while disturbing at the same time. 

And I should mention that if you still had unanswered questions from Prometheus, you'll be glad to know that they're answered here in this film. There's actually a great moment between two characters, I won't give spoilers to who they are, but I will say it's a great moment where one is trying to get the other to see from their point of view.

Is Alien: Covenant perfect? No, there are still some flaws. For one, the film's tone. Here's what I mean: in each of the three acts it feels like a different film in the series. For the first act it feels like Prometheus, then the second feels like Aliens, and the third feels like Alien. It, at times, makes it confusion what the film really wanted to be in the end, and I think some people will find it confusing.

Also James Franco is in this movie... NOT! Yeah he makes one cameo and it's kinda wasted. Come on, we need to use our James Franco better.

Overall, I am satisfied to say that Alien: Covenant was actually a very good film. Definitely the third best in the series, which probably isn't saying much. Yet Ridley Scott gave fans the Alien film we needed and I look forward to what comes next. This is Harry Situation, concluding the Alien Countdown Reviews, signing off.

                              Positives:                                  Negatives:
                             -Visually gorgeous                    -Tone confusion
                             -Great cast & performances      -Waste of James Franco 
                             -Xenomorph still scary
                             -Very violent
                             -Well directed & written
                             -Answered questions

Final Grade: B+

So now I finally saw Alien: Covenant and finally there are 3 good Alien films. Have you seen this movie? What were your thoughts about it? Out of all the Alien films, which was your favorite, and which review of the Alien films do you enjoy reading? Please be kind, leave a like and comment, and check back again for more awesome reviews here on Prose!

Best Quote:
Oram: "What do you believe in, David?"
David: "Creation."
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Harry Situation Reviews: Star Wars: Thrawn

To defeat an enemy, you must know them. Not simply their battle tactics, but their history, philosophy, art.

Acclaimed Star Wars novelist Timothy Zahn brings his beloved creation back to the Star Wars Universe with Star Wars: Thrawn, the story that expands and canonizes the fan favorite villain Mitth'raw'nuruodo, otherwise better known as Grand Admiral Thrawn. Have I mentioned how much I'm a fan of Grand Admiral Thrawn before? 

For those still unfamiliar (even though I don't know how since I talked on and on about it) Grand Admiral Thrawn was a badass in his own right. He was a very intelligent and crafty villain in the Star Wars Universe that help mend the Galactic Empire together after the death of the Emperor in Return of the Jedi. He wasn't the type of villain who'd get angry after some incompetent soldier screwing up, but he was more calm and collective. Additionally what made him stand out from other villains was his great appreciation for artwork, believing that you could an entire culture and their weakness based on their art. 

The Thrawn Trilogy, at the time, was essentially the official sequel series to the original film saga. When Disney had to restructure the Star Wars universe to make things canon enough for the Sequel Trilogy to make sense, a lot of great characters and stories were rehashed as non-canon, being dubbed Legends. If you're a big Star Wars fan like me who followed some of these stories, you would consider this to be an insult to all the hard work that put into them that helped shape what we know about the Star Wars Universe. So yeah, having one of the greatest characters in the Expanded Universe now labeled as part of glorified fanfiction really pissed me off at the time. 

But thanks to Dave Filoni and crew, Thrawn is now canon, making his debut in the third season of Star Wars: Rebels; and his story has been expanded with another exciting novel featuring the Chiss admiral. 

I really enjoyed reading this novel. It has the classic Timothy Zahn writing some fans are familiar with while offering new insights about the classic character for new readers. Being the original creator of the character he really emphasize how intelligent Thrawn truly is. He's able to deduce the location of a transmitter that is controlling a squadron of Vulture droids, he's able to learn everything about someone based on their tactics, and he's able to interpret who is a turncoat in the Galactic Empire. 

What makes it even better is that we the readers are seeing this through the eyes of a new character, Ensign Eli Vanto. Vanto sees Thrawn as a good friend but its also interesting to note that he seems to be very uneasy around the Chiss officer. He wants to do something else for the Empire but he, unfortunately, finds himself constantly by Thrawn's side as Thrawn rises through the ranks. He is in awe of Thrawn with is brilliant strategies and deduction skills, but he's also unsettled how Thrawn is able to put their careers on the line in order to get results.

One thing I found very interesting was end I was first reading it, there are moments that switch to italicize font and they would give descriptions unrelated to the paragraphs. Basically the font is describing the facial movements, the tones in the voices, and even the stances the characters are in. It took me a moment to realize that these italicize fonts were in Thrawn's point of view and he's making note of every character's action and reactions, emphasizing his ability to study every individual in order to give a proper response. That is basically Thrawn! 

The novel also serves as an origin story for another character that was originally introduced in Season 3 of Rebels, Lothal's governor, Governor Arihnda Pryce. The novel shows how she started from the bottom of the Outer Rims worlds and worked her way up and made sketchy agreements in order to rise to power. I really enjoyed reading that about her.

I can't say much else about the novel because I want you to read it for yourself if you're curious about the famed Star Wars character. If you want a negative I guess the novel doesn't offer a lot of action as you would find in other Star Wars tales; but I kinda expected that since it's more about analyzing an enemy's movements, which is what Thrawn is all about. And I guess there are a couple moments that felt a little slow, but other than that, nothing. It's a great read. Go read it now!

                              Positives:                                        Negatives:

                             -Thrawn is boss!                             -Slow at times

                             -Thrawn's story                              -Little action

                             -Vanto's story

                             -Pryce's story

                             -Great writing

                             -Great character development

                             -Great addition to Star Wars Canon

Final Grade: A

So those were my thoughts on the new Timothy Zahn novel. Have you read it yet? What are your thoughts? Do you think Thrawn is awesome too? Please be kind, leave a like and comment, and check back for more reviews on Prose!

Best Quote:

Grand Admiral Thrawn: "There are things in the universe that are simply and purely evil. A warrior does not seek to understand them, or to compromise with them. He seeks only to obliterate them."

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Harry Situation Reviews: Star Wars: Thrawn
To defeat an enemy, you must know them. Not simply their battle tactics, but their history, philosophy, art.

Acclaimed Star Wars novelist Timothy Zahn brings his beloved creation back to the Star Wars Universe with Star Wars: Thrawn, the story that expands and canonizes the fan favorite villain Mitth'raw'nuruodo, otherwise better known as Grand Admiral Thrawn. Have I mentioned how much I'm a fan of Grand Admiral Thrawn before? 

For those still unfamiliar (even though I don't know how since I talked on and on about it) Grand Admiral Thrawn was a badass in his own right. He was a very intelligent and crafty villain in the Star Wars Universe that help mend the Galactic Empire together after the death of the Emperor in Return of the Jedi. He wasn't the type of villain who'd get angry after some incompetent soldier screwing up, but he was more calm and collective. Additionally what made him stand out from other villains was his great appreciation for artwork, believing that you could an entire culture and their weakness based on their art. 

The Thrawn Trilogy, at the time, was essentially the official sequel series to the original film saga. When Disney had to restructure the Star Wars universe to make things canon enough for the Sequel Trilogy to make sense, a lot of great characters and stories were rehashed as non-canon, being dubbed Legends. If you're a big Star Wars fan like me who followed some of these stories, you would consider this to be an insult to all the hard work that put into them that helped shape what we know about the Star Wars Universe. So yeah, having one of the greatest characters in the Expanded Universe now labeled as part of glorified fanfiction really pissed me off at the time. 

But thanks to Dave Filoni and crew, Thrawn is now canon, making his debut in the third season of Star Wars: Rebels; and his story has been expanded with another exciting novel featuring the Chiss admiral. 

I really enjoyed reading this novel. It has the classic Timothy Zahn writing some fans are familiar with while offering new insights about the classic character for new readers. Being the original creator of the character he really emphasize how intelligent Thrawn truly is. He's able to deduce the location of a transmitter that is controlling a squadron of Vulture droids, he's able to learn everything about someone based on their tactics, and he's able to interpret who is a turncoat in the Galactic Empire. 

What makes it even better is that we the readers are seeing this through the eyes of a new character, Ensign Eli Vanto. Vanto sees Thrawn as a good friend but its also interesting to note that he seems to be very uneasy around the Chiss officer. He wants to do something else for the Empire but he, unfortunately, finds himself constantly by Thrawn's side as Thrawn rises through the ranks. He is in awe of Thrawn with is brilliant strategies and deduction skills, but he's also unsettled how Thrawn is able to put their careers on the line in order to get results.

One thing I found very interesting was end I was first reading it, there are moments that switch to italicize font and they would give descriptions unrelated to the paragraphs. Basically the font is describing the facial movements, the tones in the voices, and even the stances the characters are in. It took me a moment to realize that these italicize fonts were in Thrawn's point of view and he's making note of every character's action and reactions, emphasizing his ability to study every individual in order to give a proper response. That is basically Thrawn! 

The novel also serves as an origin story for another character that was originally introduced in Season 3 of Rebels, Lothal's governor, Governor Arihnda Pryce. The novel shows how she started from the bottom of the Outer Rims worlds and worked her way up and made sketchy agreements in order to rise to power. I really enjoyed reading that about her.

I can't say much else about the novel because I want you to read it for yourself if you're curious about the famed Star Wars character. If you want a negative I guess the novel doesn't offer a lot of action as you would find in other Star Wars tales; but I kinda expected that since it's more about analyzing an enemy's movements, which is what Thrawn is all about. And I guess there are a couple moments that felt a little slow, but other than that, nothing. It's a great read. Go read it now!

                              Positives:                                        Negatives:
                             -Thrawn is boss!                             -Slow at times
                             -Thrawn's story                              -Little action
                             -Vanto's story
                             -Pryce's story
                             -Great writing
                             -Great character development
                             -Great addition to Star Wars Canon

Final Grade: A

So those were my thoughts on the new Timothy Zahn novel. Have you read it yet? What are your thoughts? Do you think Thrawn is awesome too? Please be kind, leave a like and comment, and check back for more reviews on Prose!

Best Quote:
Grand Admiral Thrawn: "There are things in the universe that are simply and purely evil. A warrior does not seek to understand them, or to compromise with them. He seeks only to obliterate them."
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MAJOR RAGER Part 3

Level 1.

Six armored avatars appeared at the center of a small empty room. They cocked their weapons as the metal door opened wide. The fireteam rushed inside to find themselves against a horde of horrendous, pixelated monsters awaiting them. The game's graphics detailed these beasts with green scaly skin, piercing red eyes, rotten yellow teeth, and large spikes protruding from their heads, spines, and arms. 

The monsters shot fireballs from their mouths. The six players moved their avatars all around the room, dodging their attacks while shooting back. A hailstorm of bullets riddled the monsters, decorating the walls with animated blood and organs. Sometimes the glorious graphics generated the monster deaths to have their blood splatter over the television screens in divine detail. 

Rosie and Dominic twitched their fingers on the game controllers as their video game characters assaulted the creatures. Their eyes focused on the T.V. set. They didn't blink or flinch when some monsters popped out of hidden corridors only to be gunned down without mercy. Their scores on the upper right corner multiplied with every kill they rallied.

The last monster was then executed by the young gamers. The stage was cleared and then the six friends moved onto Level 2. A similar firefight ensued in their progression, only with more hording monsters than before. The kids gunned them down when suddenly Rosemary and Dominic heard Mrs. Gravely call out, "Rosie, I need you to empty out the trash."

"Mom!" Rosemary complained, "My friends and I are playing Major Rager. It's the big tournament."

"It'll take less than five minutes." Her mother hollered back, "Then you can play your afterward."

"I can do it later."

"No, not later. Now!"

"But mom-"

"ROSEMARY LEE GRAVELY!"

Rosie flinched at the sound of her full name. She knew if she didn't comply she would be in for it. Dominic swiped her controller with his long, pointed tail and began operating it.

"Go ahead." the demon smiled and said, "I got you covered."

Rosemary thanked him and hurried off to her chores so the tournament can continue.

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MAJOR RAGER Part 3
Level 1.

Six armored avatars appeared at the center of a small empty room. They cocked their weapons as the metal door opened wide. The fireteam rushed inside to find themselves against a horde of horrendous, pixelated monsters awaiting them. The game's graphics detailed these beasts with green scaly skin, piercing red eyes, rotten yellow teeth, and large spikes protruding from their heads, spines, and arms. 

The monsters shot fireballs from their mouths. The six players moved their avatars all around the room, dodging their attacks while shooting back. A hailstorm of bullets riddled the monsters, decorating the walls with animated blood and organs. Sometimes the glorious graphics generated the monster deaths to have their blood splatter over the television screens in divine detail. 

Rosie and Dominic twitched their fingers on the game controllers as their video game characters assaulted the creatures. Their eyes focused on the T.V. set. They didn't blink or flinch when some monsters popped out of hidden corridors only to be gunned down without mercy. Their scores on the upper right corner multiplied with every kill they rallied.

The last monster was then executed by the young gamers. The stage was cleared and then the six friends moved onto Level 2. A similar firefight ensued in their progression, only with more hording monsters than before. The kids gunned them down when suddenly Rosemary and Dominic heard Mrs. Gravely call out, "Rosie, I need you to empty out the trash."

"Mom!" Rosemary complained, "My friends and I are playing Major Rager. It's the big tournament."

"It'll take less than five minutes." Her mother hollered back, "Then you can play your afterward."

"I can do it later."

"No, not later. Now!"

"But mom-"

"ROSEMARY LEE GRAVELY!"

Rosie flinched at the sound of her full name. She knew if she didn't comply she would be in for it. Dominic swiped her controller with his long, pointed tail and began operating it.

"Go ahead." the demon smiled and said, "I got you covered."

Rosemary thanked him and hurried off to her chores so the tournament can continue.
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Child's Pray Part 2

Lu helped tuck his young stepdaughter, Regan, into bed. 

"But Lu," the youngest Gravely muttered, "I'm so nervous. What if my test doesn't go well? What if I forget how to spell?"

"Nonsense," Lu reassured her, "You've been practicing. You'll do just fine. And if you need to cheat, let me know."

He patted her little head and planted a small kiss on her cheek. Afterward he exited Regan's bedroom, just before he flicked off the light. Regan sat there with her stuff toys and a nightlight keeping her company. The worries of tomorrow's test refrained her from falling asleep.

"What am I going to do?" Regan asked herself, "I just know the test is going to be super hard. I just know it. If only there was someway that can help me."

She thought for a minute, then an idea sprung, "Maybe there is someone who can help me," the child proposed, "God could help me. They say God can do anything. I bet if I pray really hard, He'll help me."

And so Regan closed her eyes and grasped her hands together. "Dear God." she prayed, "Or can I call you Grandpa? It's me Regan. I've been very good, and I was wondering if you could help me with tomorrow's spelling test. I've been practicing very hard and I just want to be able to pass. Please and thank you. Ahem."

Feeling a sense of confidence, the youngest Gravely slipped back into her pillows and fell asleep. A smile rolled on her face as she dreamed about earning a perfect score on her spelling test. 

                                                              ***

The next day Regan and Rosemary rode the chaotic, enchanted elevator down the depths of Hell. The elevator crashed to a halt inside the lobby area of Inferno Tower, where they exited out and walked towards their stepfather's office. While on their way, Regan carried the largest smile on her face. It was so infectious that every demon and tormented soul they passed couldn't help but smile too. 

In her hand she held the results of her spelling test. Marked at the very top was the number 100, bold and circled in flashing red ink. Next to the number was a big, yellow star sticker to emphasize her achievement. 

"You've been staring at that all day," Rosemary said, smiling at her sister's accomplishment too, "Aren't you going to give it a rest already?"

"No way!" Regan proudly retorted, "I did this all by myself. And I got a little help too."

"Yeah I know. Lu and I have been helping you practice for a while now."

"Not just that, but God also helped me."

Rosemary then asked dumbfounded, "What do you mean?"

"I prayed to God last night and He was able to give me the strength to pass the test. Do you think it would be weird to called God grandpa?"

"One: I think it's very weird. Two: It's cool that you prayed to God, but I don't think you should mention that around Lu. You know how he feels about Him."

Just as they mentioned him, Lu walked by his stepdaughters. "Hello girls," The devil greeted before sipping down some fresh coffee.

"Hey Lu," The oldest Gravely spoke, "Can I ask you something about God?"

Lu paused in his tracks at the mention of His name. His porcelain mug shattered into pieces as the coffee evaporated into thin air. Rosie and Regan fearfully watched as the devil's head contorted towards them. Red, beastly eyes blazed like violent volcanoes erupting.

"WHAT?!?" The devil roared at them. His voice had a more powerful, monstrous tone, as if his darker half was clawing its way to the surface. 

Both the Gravely girls were left speechless. They couldn't find the right words to protect them from their stepfather's wrath. Suddenly they both felt a pair of hands clamp over their mouths, and it certainly wasn't their own. 

By their sides was Lilith and Scrugs, Lu's most loyal employees. Both demons had awkward smiles on their faces as they faced confronted their furious boss.

"What? No, no, no." Lilith nervously chuckled, "I think you may have misheard, boss. She didn't say God, she said, eh..."

"Dog! Dog. I heard her say dog." Scrugs frantically cried, "She said dog. That reminds me, are you a dog or cat person. I've always wondered about that. Ehehehe."

The fiery eyes returned back to his sinister scarlet pupils. Lu took a deep breath then ordered, "Scrugs, get me some more coffee! Lilith, get those new contracts on my desk in five minutes! MOVE!"

Scrugs obediently ran off, releasing Regan's mouth from his clutches. Lilith gave a smile and released Rosemary's mouth. Just as she was about to leave, she whispered a warning to the two Gravely sisters. "Best not to mention your old man's old man around him, loves. He gets rather testy about it."

The succubus secretary scurried off, leaving the devil alone with his stepdaughters. "Was there anything else you two had to say?" Lu asked, this time in a calmer manner.

Regan heeded her sister and Lilith's warnings. Perhaps it was best if Lu didn't know about her evening prayer, she thought. But she did offer something that would make him happy.

"I got a one-hundred percent on my spelling test." Regan said.

"You did? Awesome!"

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Child's Pray Part 2
Lu helped tuck his young stepdaughter, Regan, into bed. 

"But Lu," the youngest Gravely muttered, "I'm so nervous. What if my test doesn't go well? What if I forget how to spell?"

"Nonsense," Lu reassured her, "You've been practicing. You'll do just fine. And if you need to cheat, let me know."

He patted her little head and planted a small kiss on her cheek. Afterward he exited Regan's bedroom, just before he flicked off the light. Regan sat there with her stuff toys and a nightlight keeping her company. The worries of tomorrow's test refrained her from falling asleep.

"What am I going to do?" Regan asked herself, "I just know the test is going to be super hard. I just know it. If only there was someway that can help me."

She thought for a minute, then an idea sprung, "Maybe there is someone who can help me," the child proposed, "God could help me. They say God can do anything. I bet if I pray really hard, He'll help me."

And so Regan closed her eyes and grasped her hands together. "Dear God." she prayed, "Or can I call you Grandpa? It's me Regan. I've been very good, and I was wondering if you could help me with tomorrow's spelling test. I've been practicing very hard and I just want to be able to pass. Please and thank you. Ahem."

Feeling a sense of confidence, the youngest Gravely slipped back into her pillows and fell asleep. A smile rolled on her face as she dreamed about earning a perfect score on her spelling test. 

                                                              ***

The next day Regan and Rosemary rode the chaotic, enchanted elevator down the depths of Hell. The elevator crashed to a halt inside the lobby area of Inferno Tower, where they exited out and walked towards their stepfather's office. While on their way, Regan carried the largest smile on her face. It was so infectious that every demon and tormented soul they passed couldn't help but smile too. 

In her hand she held the results of her spelling test. Marked at the very top was the number 100, bold and circled in flashing red ink. Next to the number was a big, yellow star sticker to emphasize her achievement. 

"You've been staring at that all day," Rosemary said, smiling at her sister's accomplishment too, "Aren't you going to give it a rest already?"

"No way!" Regan proudly retorted, "I did this all by myself. And I got a little help too."

"Yeah I know. Lu and I have been helping you practice for a while now."

"Not just that, but God also helped me."

Rosemary then asked dumbfounded, "What do you mean?"

"I prayed to God last night and He was able to give me the strength to pass the test. Do you think it would be weird to called God grandpa?"

"One: I think it's very weird. Two: It's cool that you prayed to God, but I don't think you should mention that around Lu. You know how he feels about Him."

Just as they mentioned him, Lu walked by his stepdaughters. "Hello girls," The devil greeted before sipping down some fresh coffee.

"Hey Lu," The oldest Gravely spoke, "Can I ask you something about God?"

Lu paused in his tracks at the mention of His name. His porcelain mug shattered into pieces as the coffee evaporated into thin air. Rosie and Regan fearfully watched as the devil's head contorted towards them. Red, beastly eyes blazed like violent volcanoes erupting.

"WHAT?!?" The devil roared at them. His voice had a more powerful, monstrous tone, as if his darker half was clawing its way to the surface. 

Both the Gravely girls were left speechless. They couldn't find the right words to protect them from their stepfather's wrath. Suddenly they both felt a pair of hands clamp over their mouths, and it certainly wasn't their own. 

By their sides was Lilith and Scrugs, Lu's most loyal employees. Both demons had awkward smiles on their faces as they faced confronted their furious boss.

"What? No, no, no." Lilith nervously chuckled, "I think you may have misheard, boss. She didn't say God, she said, eh..."

"Dog! Dog. I heard her say dog." Scrugs frantically cried, "She said dog. That reminds me, are you a dog or cat person. I've always wondered about that. Ehehehe."

The fiery eyes returned back to his sinister scarlet pupils. Lu took a deep breath then ordered, "Scrugs, get me some more coffee! Lilith, get those new contracts on my desk in five minutes! MOVE!"

Scrugs obediently ran off, releasing Regan's mouth from his clutches. Lilith gave a smile and released Rosemary's mouth. Just as she was about to leave, she whispered a warning to the two Gravely sisters. "Best not to mention your old man's old man around him, loves. He gets rather testy about it."

The succubus secretary scurried off, leaving the devil alone with his stepdaughters. "Was there anything else you two had to say?" Lu asked, this time in a calmer manner.

Regan heeded her sister and Lilith's warnings. Perhaps it was best if Lu didn't know about her evening prayer, she thought. But she did offer something that would make him happy.

"I got a one-hundred percent on my spelling test." Regan said.

"You did? Awesome!"
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MAJOR RAGER Part 2

Their gamer tags—DarkDawter11 and HLboy966—appeared inside the hub screen. Two other tags—BigBillionz and Eziekel2517—were already waiting for the duo. 

"Hey bestie!" BigBillionz's voice called from her mic. "I see you brought Dominic with you. So cool!"

"Sup Krystal," Rosie answered. "How goes it, Josh?"

"Hey guys!" Eziekel2517 (Joshua) called out. "Just to clarify, my mom thinks I'm at Krystal's doing homework. So don't tell her about this."

The imp Dominic replied, "Secret's safe with us." 

Then a fifth gamer tag appeared onscreen. This one was named MLPwny1123. Another girl's voice echoed over, "Hey everyone."

"Hey Kayleigh. You made it." Dominic said.

"Wouldn't miss this for the world!" Her voice cheered.

Finally a sixth tag popped into the party. Recognizing the gamer's tag Boomstick92, Rosemary gleefully said. "Hey, Ashley's here too. Hold on a sec!"

Rosemary attached a small keyboard to her controller and typed out a message to her friend. "Hey Ash!" she typed, "Ready?"

After waiting a few seconds, a message popped in the chat room. "Red-E 2 GO!"

"Alright everyone," Rosemary announced, "This is it. We are about to enter the Major Rager Shoot 'Em Up Tournament. If we win, we're gonna receive the best armor, the best weapons, and the best loot that will carry on into the next Major Rager game. We are gonna kick both inter-dimensional monster and noob ass."

"YEAH!" Her friends all cheered. Without hesitation the pressed start on their controllers. The next screen that appeared was the class selection, where the players could choose and customize their avatars that best represents them.

To start out, Rosemary selected the Combat Commando, a soldier class specializing in machine guns, shotguns, and dual wielding weapons. 

Kayleigh chose the Boom Blaster. This tank class was an expert in heavy weapons and explosives, a feat that Kayleigh always enjoyed in these games.

Joshua chose the Engin-Fear, which specialized in hacking computer consoles and enemy robotic units.

Ashley picked the class everyone agree suited her the most, the Silencer. Feats in stealth, sniper, and swordsman made this one of the deadliest of the classes.

Dominic selected the Psycko, a spellbinder class, as his avatar. Dominic liked this one because of how much he and the game character had in common with dark magic and spells.

And for Krystal, the Chem Fatale, specializing in chemical weapons such as acid bombs, poison gas, and napalm mines.

Now the tournament began!

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MAJOR RAGER Part 2
Their gamer tags—DarkDawter11 and HLboy966—appeared inside the hub screen. Two other tags—BigBillionz and Eziekel2517—were already waiting for the duo. 

"Hey bestie!" BigBillionz's voice called from her mic. "I see you brought Dominic with you. So cool!"

"Sup Krystal," Rosie answered. "How goes it, Josh?"

"Hey guys!" Eziekel2517 (Joshua) called out. "Just to clarify, my mom thinks I'm at Krystal's doing homework. So don't tell her about this."

The imp Dominic replied, "Secret's safe with us." 

Then a fifth gamer tag appeared onscreen. This one was named MLPwny1123. Another girl's voice echoed over, "Hey everyone."

"Hey Kayleigh. You made it." Dominic said.

"Wouldn't miss this for the world!" Her voice cheered.

Finally a sixth tag popped into the party. Recognizing the gamer's tag Boomstick92, Rosemary gleefully said. "Hey, Ashley's here too. Hold on a sec!"

Rosemary attached a small keyboard to her controller and typed out a message to her friend. "Hey Ash!" she typed, "Ready?"

After waiting a few seconds, a message popped in the chat room. "Red-E 2 GO!"

"Alright everyone," Rosemary announced, "This is it. We are about to enter the Major Rager Shoot 'Em Up Tournament. If we win, we're gonna receive the best armor, the best weapons, and the best loot that will carry on into the next Major Rager game. We are gonna kick both inter-dimensional monster and noob ass."

"YEAH!" Her friends all cheered. Without hesitation the pressed start on their controllers. The next screen that appeared was the class selection, where the players could choose and customize their avatars that best represents them.

To start out, Rosemary selected the Combat Commando, a soldier class specializing in machine guns, shotguns, and dual wielding weapons. 

Kayleigh chose the Boom Blaster. This tank class was an expert in heavy weapons and explosives, a feat that Kayleigh always enjoyed in these games.

Joshua chose the Engin-Fear, which specialized in hacking computer consoles and enemy robotic units.

Ashley picked the class everyone agree suited her the most, the Silencer. Feats in stealth, sniper, and swordsman made this one of the deadliest of the classes.

Dominic selected the Psycko, a spellbinder class, as his avatar. Dominic liked this one because of how much he and the game character had in common with dark magic and spells.

And for Krystal, the Chem Fatale, specializing in chemical weapons such as acid bombs, poison gas, and napalm mines.

Now the tournament began!
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Hi everyone! I love this challenge by BlairLogan1 and wanted to share: Tell me a story from the perspective of a parasite. I just found a tick on my pillow, so I killed it. But afterwards, I felt remorseful because deep down I'm a lover not a killer. On one hand, it's a parasite that wants to live off of me and could cause disease; on the other, that's the only way it can survive. Write me a story or poem from a parasite's perspective. Don't forget to tag us!
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The Chestburster

It wasn't long before I was implanted in my host,

It didn't take long before I grew in its warm body

It won't be long before I break free

Pushing through and leaving my host to bleed

It won't take long before I'm fully grown

It won't be long before I taste my first prey

It won't be long before I become a queen

So I may pass the process to my next breed

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Hi everyone! I love this challenge by BlairLogan1 and wanted to share: Tell me a story from the perspective of a parasite. I just found a tick on my pillow, so I killed it. But afterwards, I felt remorseful because deep down I'm a lover not a killer. On one hand, it's a parasite that wants to live off of me and could cause disease; on the other, that's the only way it can survive. Write me a story or poem from a parasite's perspective. Don't forget to tag us!
Written by Harry_Situation
The Chestburster
It wasn't long before I was implanted in my host,
It didn't take long before I grew in its warm body
It won't be long before I break free
Pushing through and leaving my host to bleed

It won't take long before I'm fully grown
It won't be long before I taste my first prey
It won't be long before I become a queen
So I may pass the process to my next breed

#scifi  #horror  #poetry  #alien  #parasite 
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