Category Archives: Brain Candy

Brain Candy: Mousse Family Values

Recently I found myself musing about Dragon Ball. Specifically, a small handful of episodes in which our hero Son Goku has a brief meet-and-greet with a friendly farmer dude named Mousse… …His wife Eclair… …And their nine children, all of whom are also named after desserts. From eldest to youngest, there’s Crepe, Cookie, Cocoa… …Creme …

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Brain Candy: Yabba Dabba Done

WARNING: The post that you’re about to read is very rambly. There’s going to be a lot of zig-zagging. You’ve been warned! Hey! Do you remember that Highly Opinionated post that I made back in 2012 titled “The All New Something, Something Whatever Show”? Where I said that Warner Brothers had no interest in doing …

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Brain Candy: Sparkle-Gwen

Today’s Brain Candy looks at Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse. Specifically, we’ll be looking at one of its’ stars, Spider-Gwen. For those who don’t know, Spider-Gwen is the superhero identity of an alternate universe’s Gwen Stacy, hailing from a universe in which Gwen was bitten by the radioactive spider instead of Peter Parker. While watching a …

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Brain Candy: With LEGO Friends Like These

One of LEGO’s more popular franchises of late is the LEGO Friends line. This line proved popular enough to spawn a series of videos and specials, chronicling a quintet of (teen? Tween?) girls: Mia the animal lover, Emma the beautician/martial artist, Andrea the music enthusiast, Stephanie the social butterfly/party planner and Olivia the brain, who …

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Brain Candy: The Universe Is Imploding…Don’t Tell Mom!

Not too long ago, Phelan Porteous (Phelous) presented a video review of Our Friend Power 5 (a Korean movie made to promote a toy line that unnaturally mashes up Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Voltron, and must be seen to be believed). This got me thinking about the types of roles that parent characters usually …

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