Thursday, January 29, 2015

Saturday, January 24, 2015

From Cartoons to...Inspector Gadget 2

From Cartoons to...Inspector Gadget 2 from Eli Stone on Vimeo.

EDIT: Apparently Dailymotion rejected my video, so you can see it at Zippcast instead!

Also, if you want to see my review of the original, for whatever reason, go here:

From Cartoons To Crap: Inspector Gadget from Eli Stone on Vimeo.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Update: The 201st Episode

Hey guys, sick Hero again here with another update, this time in relation to an upcoming review. If you've been keeping count (or keeping up with my count, whichever) you know that after two more episodes, it'll be my 200th review. And like I've been hinting at, I planned to review Naruto for it. So what's the problem? Well, with that review, nothing, but I planned to review Naruto Shippuden, the sequel series, for my 201st episode. After all, that's where most of the problems with the series lie. But for two reasons, I can't do that now.

First, there's the issue of delays. I mentioned it last time, but due to moving and sickness, my reviews have undergone a delay, and it's just not feasible to post four reviews within what remains of January. I figured that if I'm putting together only three, it'll be less stressful on me and I'll be more likely to keep up with all of them.

The second reason is a bit less selfish, though--namely, that Shippuden hasn't finished yet. We know how the series is going to end thanks to the Naruto manga ending, sure, but I'm not a manga reviewer. If I want to review this series, I want to stick to the anime if possible, and as such, I don't think it's a good idea to go ahead with this review yet.

So long story short, my 200th episode will be in January, and it'll be covering the first Naruto series. But as for when I'll review Shippuden, well, that's still up in the air. It's a series that's kind of been hanging over me for a while, more so since the list that everyone hated was released, so I think it's best if I wait so I can do it justice. Hopefully, that won't annoy you too much.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Update: No More ROTC? And Video Delays

Hey guys. Now, it's been a while since the Tiger & Bunny review, and you're probably wondering why there hasn't been a new video. Some of you have also brought up that Rise Of The Critics seems to have been shut down, and as such all of my old embeds are gone. But have no fear--I have explanations for both.

First of all, the lack of new videos can be attributed to two things. I've come down with a case of bronchitis, which stubbornly refuses to go away even with all the medicine I've been taking. It's no picnic, and my voice is in no shape to record, though I have gotten better since it started. And second, I'm moving. Yeah, I brought this up on Twitter, but my mom lost her job a month or so ago, and she's only recently gotten a new one--but it's in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. I'll be moving there soon, so in the meantime I've done my best to grab the video footage I'll need for the reviews I have planned, but haven't been able to record them just yet. Rest assured that when I do, you'll be the first to know.

And yeah, apparently Rise Of The Critics' domain has expired. I don't know why, I don't run the site, it was just a place I could post my stuff at. But don't worry-you can still catch all of my backlog at

Zippcast has treated me well so far, though there is the matter of that grey bit at the beginning of videos. From what I can tell, the site has an issue with FLV files, and the creator assured me that he's working on fixing that. But I think that it's only a mild annoyance. Regardless, I still have all my old reviews, so whenever I need to upload them to a new site, it can be done. (With the exceptions of the King and I and Sengoku Basara reviews--apparently I wasn't able to grab the full files from Blip before it went down. Sorry about that.)

And that's the current state of my show. Hopefully, this'll clear up some of your confusion.