Finding Silver Linings

First off, I would like to give a special thank you to The Acting Minority for recommending this film to me. “Silver Linings Playbook” turned out to be an excellent movie, especially for someone like me who considers the mysteries of life to be so intriguing these days. I highly suggest you check it out for yourself.

Synopsis: Life doesn’t always go according to plan. Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything — his house, his job, and his wife. He now finds himself living back with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro) after spending eight months is a state institution on a plea bargain. Pat is determined to rebuild his life, remain positive and reunite with his wife, despite the challenging circumstances of their separation. All Pat’s parents want is for him to get back on his feet-and to share their family’s obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles football team. When Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he’ll do something very important for her in return. As their deal plays out, an unexpected bond begins to form between them, and silver linings appear in both of their lives. — (C) Weinstein Continue reading

Fight as Five Part 2

To fight as five is a particular strategy I live by in “League of Legends.” It is the strongest possible formation you can form in LoL. Bar none.

Your team has five members, so why not use every single person to accomplish a given task when the time calls for it? It baffles me to no end when some people have not figured out that fighting as five is the way to go when you want to win. Is grouping up with your allies such a difficult maneuver to comprehend? There are apparently many lone wolves in a game that encourages teamwork. Weird.

Five is a very sacred number if you think about it. Some examples below …

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Make an Entrance

If there is one thing I have learned from watching Japanese anime, TV shows or movies, it is that the Japanese culture really LOVES roll calls and transformation sequences (actually, I think Asian cultures in general love roll calls). There is something about taking turns and calling out your name while doing some kind of sequence plus pose that makes my inner five-year-old go nuts. Of course, it is apparently disrespectful to disturb a roll call sequence in progress, but this is a different matter altogether.

Below is a random example using footage from the Super Sentai series (commonly known as Power Rangers to westerners). There are some stylish and cool elements about something that one could chalk up as a very Japanese thing to do.

Dat roll call.