The Top Cartoons From The 1990s

This list includes every cartoon I thought was great or totally amazing that started airing or were super popular in

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Top Five Star Trek Ships

Well, they sure took their sweet time but finally the Federation creates a ship that doesn’t suck ass! I know their main interest is exploration and the wussies don’t want to upset anyone by daring to build something powerful, but would it really hurt to build a few actual warships? All those cumbersome, stupid-looking ships with saucers and sticky-outy warp nacelles… Let’s face it, they couldn’t fight their way out of a junk yard. The Defiant, however, is another story.

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Fake Shadowrun TV Intro

The intro looks perfect and uses clips from Gamer, Judge Dredd, Johnny Mnemonic, Legend of the Fist, Natural City, Total Recall, Hackers, The Sixth Day, Strange Days, The Source Code, Free Jack, Babylon A.D, Tokyo Gore Police, Priest, Terminator Salvation, Sleep Dealer, Black Heaven, Predators, Star Trek the Undiscovered Country, Space Truckers, Hellboy, Repo Men, One Point 0 – Paranoia 1.0- Virus 1.0, Blade Runner, Caver's Gate. The music they used was Animus Vox by The Glitch Mob.

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Top Five Clouds

Anyone who’s lazy and spends a lot of time daydreaming like me will surely love clouds. It truly is one of life’s simplest pleasures laying on some grass on a nice day, maybe with some nice relaxing music playing quietly, gazing up the various different arrangements of clouds. It’s also interesting that merely looking at them can not only tell you what the weather is like, but can also warn you of impending weather too! To that end, here is my Top Five:

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HBO’s Real-Life Superheroes Documentary

If you havenโ€™t had the chance you need to check out HBOโ€™s latest documentary on real-life superheroes. Currently there are over 300 registered masked superheroes patrolling the streets in the United States and HBO interviewed and went on patrol with a number of them in their documentary series that aired yesterday.

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Top Five Moons

Astonomy is another of my many hobbies, it’s something I find confusing (not having a degree in astrophysics and all) but fascinating nonetheless. So, following on from the recently-touched-upon-theme, I thought I’d try another nonsensical, but hopefully informative Top Five! Hardly what any of you come here for, I know, but I hope some of you might find something of interest here. Let me know if you like it and maybe I’ll occasionally do a few more posts like this… ๐Ÿ™‚

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Top 5 Moments in Austin Powers

James Bond films are generally fantastic entertainment, but they are also one of the candidates mentioned that are particularly ripe for spoofing, especially the earlier films. To be honest I’m surprised it took so long, but the combined talents of Mike Myers and Jay Roach did eventually bring us the highly amusing shagathon featured here, which not only represents the birth of the (soon to be ‘rebooted’) series, but which also remains the best film in the series. Well, in my opinion, anyway! As with the film featured in my first Top Five Movie Moments, choosing the five best moments from this film was tough, particularly as many of the gags are visual,

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The Commonplace Book Project

H.P. Lovecraft with all his unspeakable horrors, indescribable oddities and non-euclidean angles never really helped any visual artists, uhh, visualize his stories and -apparently- that's one of the reasons many -mostly Cthulhu- HPL inspired games failed to capture that distinctly Lovecraftian atmosphere and/or cosmic horror. The fact, mind you, that most of his protagonist were on the asthmatic academic side of humanity didn't help with the necessary video game action bit either.

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Adrian Smith’s Art

Adrian Smith’s art needs no introduction, it only asks for bandwidth. Thus, this being a post on Adrian Smith’s art, it’s picture heavy, but words light. In case you’d like to find out more on Mr. Smith, you’d better visit his official website. Or flick through a certain Games Workshop book.

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Top Five Movie Moments: Part 1

Hello and welcome to another new Red Parsley feature! I love retro videogames but they aren’t the only thing I love. In fact, I’ve probably spent more of my time watching films that I have playing games! So, rather than do an in-depth review of some older films that are already well known, I thought I’d instead present what are to me their greatest moments, whether it’s a brilliant moment of acting, a jaw-dropping special effects sequence, some pant-wettingly funny dialogue, or anything else. I hope you like it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Wikileaks Stories: Interactive Fiction

Thing is, I may have more or less gotten to understand how Inform 7 works and have even managed to build some rudimentary example games, but I have so far miserably failed to come up with a basic design for the adventure. Actually, I've come up with four of the things, each one fixing on the previous ones problems and radically changing the game's structure. Apparently making a playable story about a real event isn't the easiest thing, though I do believe I've found a way to subtly integrate the necessary plot bits, while making for a hopefully enjoyable adventure. Provided things work out fine, this still unnamed project should be ready within a month or too.

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Toy Train Tycoon

Here I am letting you know all about the progress of the model/electric train diorama, that will hopefully sometime evolve into the official coffee table of the non-virtual, strictly analog and rather comfy version of Inverted Paradox. Well, progress has been made. The wooden basis of the thing has already arrived, the table’s frame has been designed and ordered, a ton of miscellaneous stuff has been bought, ideas have been discussed and -finally- its actual construction has began.

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