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Raise your hand if you saw that coming! ...then put it back, because you're a terrible liar. :D

Ok, for those who don't know the song, The Sound of Silence is a classic Simon and Garfunkel song. And by classic, I mean it's one of the best songs ever written and/or sung. Period. The amount of subtle strength all throughout the song, which itself is essentially a song about a city in turmoil (And in the naked light I saw/Ten thousand people, maybe more./People talking without speaking,/People hearing without listening,) so having any heavy metal band, even my favorite band, Disturbed, tackle it...one expected them to crank the anger past where it should, instead of slowly building up on it like Simon and Garfunkel did.

Well, I've always been one to accept when I'm wrong!

While David sings the song with a deeper, close to baritone voice, he's not going in, guns a-blazin'. Back in the Disturbed album, Believe, there's a very overlooked tune called Darkness. Unlike literally all of their other songs, it's sung with this softness. I wanted them to at least start with that kind of softness, then ramp it up just like the original did. And damn it, they NAILED IT! Yes, they put the Disturbed spin on it, but one thing that way, way, WAY too many cover songs fail to do is to make it their own. Instead, they try to be like the original. If they release this as a single, which, come on - it'd be the best idea to do, this will be as well-loved as their Land of Confusion cover. I guarantee it.
In my "My YouTube Heroes" video, I listed some, quote-unquote, "honorable mentions." I didn't go into detail about them because I honestly didn't have enough time *to* go into detail about them, otherwise they would have full-on segments like the rest of the YouTubers I listed. So, I am giving them their own written-out segments in this journal and pray that it makes up for any wrongdoing I might have done.

Eliyora: As I mentioned in the video, she is a real delight. She's sassy and she knows it and I love her for it. She is a constant collaborator with other MLP analysts, but if you look to her channel, you'll only find one review, Pinkie Apple Pie (which is hilarious, you should watch it.) If she had more reviews, she'd be a lot easier to talk about. But, since she's made appearances on other channels, it's actually pretty hard to miss her.

Dr. Wolf: In the video, I called Silver Quill one of the kings of the Brony Analysts. Dr. Wolf is the second king, and anyone who has seen his channel knows why. Like I said in the video; while his reviews are spot-on, it's his "A Moment With Dr. Wolf" series that stands out among the rest of his videos. It's where another notable MLP Analyst comes in and they discuss a topic that can range from Pinkie Pie being no more than a joke factory to understanding one's own mortality. Seriously, guys, go and watch his videos. It can do a whole lot of good for you.

The Mysterious Mr. Enter: If you have seen my videos, you know I'm not afraid to be cynical. But, there's a limit to how cynical I go. And while Mr. Enter definitely has a limit, himself, his far outreaches mine. When he reviews a bad cartoon episode, he goes into meticulous detail of why it's bad. Yes, he'd crack a joke about it every now and then, but here recently, his reviews have become extremely harsh. But, then again, reviewing stuff like Problem Solverz and Teen Titans Go, or even Adult Party Cartoon...it kinda does that to you.

Cooking With Jack: Fun fact - I enjoy watching cooking shows. Especially competitive ones (Cutthroat Kitchen and Hell's Kitchen are two of my favorite shows in recent memory.) But Cooking With Jack does more than just cook. I included him because of his product reviews. Sometimes they can go really, really well, like the Slap Chop, and sometimes they can just fail on a hilarious (AND I MEAN HILARIOUS) scale. The Magic Bullet pissed him off quite a bit in that regard. Anyways, if you like cooking, or just want to try something random, he is a good channel to check out. Also, he's one of the first YouTube channels I got into watching, so, there's that!

ILuvKimPossibleALot: When I called her the Queen of References, I was not remotely joking. I started watching her around Season 4 of MLP, when I really began discovering the Brony Analyst part of the fanbase. She was pretty damn hilarious then, and she's still pretty funny to this day, but her use of references has gotten a little out of hand - at least, in my honest opinion. Also (again, this is just me,) her videos are a little too loud for me. But, I do see why she has some 80,000 subscribers, I just have a few little gripes.

RB Comics: And, again, this guy is hilarious. His review format is pretty great - I can barely get by with using one character. He has three, and for a while, I actually thought that they were different voice actors. Major props for tricking my mind, there! In the video, I said that he has about two or three movie reviews, and that is still true, but after I made that, he has come out with a number of other reviews, one for a creepypasta, one for a web video (as well as a follow-up) and one for a video game's cover art. His channel has a wide array of videos, so I honestly think it's hard not to find one to like.

Lundmunchkins: This one was honestly a shout-out to a YouTuber who had continuously commented on my work ever since I started. I just wanted to kinda repay the favor in kind. As a reviewer, he actually is pretty good; he's short, sweet and to the point. Much like this segment for him. :P

And there you have it. I hope this filled in any gaps my video might have missed out. :)
Here is a shortlist of the things (not in order) I plan to review in the near future.

Animal Crossing: The Movie
The Garbage Pail Kids Cartoon
Spliced
Static Shock
Truckers (90's UK Cartoon)
Mortdecai
Steven Universe
Adventure Time
3 Friends and Jerry
I know, I'm late to playing it, but I just found it (and Thief) at the right price, so I picked it up. And, it's fun. I was told that the naval battles were what sold it, and I slightly have to disagree. While they are fun in most cases (I'm having trouble at the forts in harder areas,) they do seem a tad over-hyped from what I've experienced. No, for me, the big seller is the game's story, which is intriguing.
Edward Kenway is a pirate from back in the days of Blackbeard who comes across the titular Creed, but unlike Altair, Ezio and Connor, he's just in it for the money. Which is a refreshing take on the franchise. He comes across a number of infamous pirates, like the aforementioned Blackbeard, as he has to find something called the Observatory. What is it? Where is it? He doesn't know and neither do I.
The visuals, even on my XBox 360, are pretty impressive. I noticed how smooth the game looked and ran as I scaled the walls in Havana (I don't know what the FPS is, to be honest.) For gameplay, we have three kinds of controls. Free-running, naval battles and on-foot battles. Free-running is what it sounds like. Now, I will say that I've found myself wanting to go up certain things, like a rope-tied pole, but ended up running into it. Or start climbing up a wall, then stop for no apparent reason. Other than that, it's fine. The naval battles are, like I said, slightly over-hyped but are still pretty fun. Once you weaken an enemy's ship enough, you can then board it and take it over. Taking over a Man O' War, which is the game's highest level ship, and sending it to my own personal fleet was more gratifying than I thought it would have been.
Then we have the on-foot combat. I saved this for the last of the three, and with good reason. First off, there's actually two kinds of attack modes. Much like the Batman: Arkham games, you have the stealth/predator modes and the combat modes. In stealth mode, you can, for example, hide in bushes then whistle at a guard. And once they investigate, you spring out, ripping them into the bushes while simultaneously stabbing them in the neck. Or, you could sneakily sprint up behind them and make them eat dirt with a dagger in the back. This mode IS FUN! The combat mode IS NOT!
If you saw Angry Joe's "Top 32 Reasons Why Fable III Sucks" video, you can apply the same issue here - the combat is WORTHLESS and has been since the first game. For three of the five types of enemies you encounter, you first have to stun them with your gun (I'll get to that in a second,) or break their defense. Attacking them head on, like most people would do, will end up in them attacking you. The only other way to attack them is to LET them swing at you, then counter them and press either the attack or shoot button. This will kill them...save for the Brutes. The Brutes are about a foot taller and wield a polearm. You cannot counter these guys - all you do is make a somersault away from his attack. And he's strong, hence the name. But, he also has grenades. The only way I've figured out how to kill him is to pull two break defenses, which lays him out on the ground, then attack, which kills him. But, you have to make sure he's the only guy left, otherwise anyone else WILL attack you, stopping you from killing him. I end up trying to run half the time so that I could attempt to switch it over to stealth mode and kill them the fun way. Also, two things about the pistols. First off, if you can shoot them mid-combat, it only kills the two lower enemies. I think two shots kill the higher ups, but I haven't tested it out yet. Second, and this also applies to the swords, the weapons upgrade system - to me - doesn't seem to have any effect on the actual combat.
All that said, Black Flag is a decently fun game with it's share of flaws. My rating is a 7/10. If they changed the combat any, it would've been an 8/10.
...and, BOY, did this movie hurt!

Many thanks to Diva (Christi Esterle) for allowing me to work with her on this train wreck of a movie. Now, if you guys will excuse me, I have a massive video to finish. :P

Raise your hand if you saw that coming! ...then put it back, because you're a terrible liar. :D

Ok, for those who don't know the song, The Sound of Silence is a classic Simon and Garfunkel song. And by classic, I mean it's one of the best songs ever written and/or sung. Period. The amount of subtle strength all throughout the song, which itself is essentially a song about a city in turmoil (And in the naked light I saw/Ten thousand people, maybe more./People talking without speaking,/People hearing without listening,) so having any heavy metal band, even my favorite band, Disturbed, tackle it...one expected them to crank the anger past where it should, instead of slowly building up on it like Simon and Garfunkel did.

Well, I've always been one to accept when I'm wrong!

While David sings the song with a deeper, close to baritone voice, he's not going in, guns a-blazin'. Back in the Disturbed album, Believe, there's a very overlooked tune called Darkness. Unlike literally all of their other songs, it's sung with this softness. I wanted them to at least start with that kind of softness, then ramp it up just like the original did. And damn it, they NAILED IT! Yes, they put the Disturbed spin on it, but one thing that way, way, WAY too many cover songs fail to do is to make it their own. Instead, they try to be like the original. If they release this as a single, which, come on - it'd be the best idea to do, this will be as well-loved as their Land of Confusion cover. I guarantee it.

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