Flash Games: Mission US 4-City of Immigrants

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Despite not being an US citizen, I found the Mission US games to be quite unique when it comes to flash games. While I have only played 3 of the 5 games thus far, the Electric Funstaff production provided me not only the unique content of people living in the 20th American century (along with the construction of that country), fun mini-games that could have been improved to a standalone game and amazingly, voice acting, which is quite ambitious for a free flash game.

Of course, these games are meant for US students, where they would learn about history by playing this game in a fun way. Additionally, the endings is towards between good to great, influenced by how many badges you earned in this playthrough. For this game, there are 3 main badges above the other optional badges that conclude the epilogue, so choose according to your self-insert wants.

Website for the Mission US games, which includes the documents that supplement the player’s knowledge of the era you are playing.

(Although for me, I prefer to the one from the Brainpop, since they don’t require me to register for a game that I don’t play everyday).

While it is sort of an introduction to the game, it is also includes my thoughts when playing it for recapping. Here I would separate according to the chapter and some of my findings in this game, so spoilers ahead.

Warning, spoilers ahead.

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Brief Thoughts of the 2018 Line-Ups of Weekly Shonen Magazine

With my rom-com post of Weekly Shonen Magazine being one of my biggest surprise for my blog, I decided to share my thoughts on the new series introduced to the lineup for the first 6 months.

To the surprise of the English speaking community that is aware of any manga magazine outside of Weekly Shonen Jump, the rom-com invasion surprisingly paid off with only one of the rom-com (the RPG witch) getting axed due to being the only one that didn’t have a (technically) real-life rom-com as a setting, while the new serializations of 2017 (including non rom-coms like Revengers & Runway) that survived ended up having the commercial appeal to be placed at the Top 50 Oricon Sales for at least one week.

The biggest success story for the line-up: Haruba Negi’s Go-Toubun No Hanayome (or should I say The Quintessential Quintuplets), where the readers are charmed with the simple idea of the Japanese same face syndrome used in a so simple its unique way (and potentially marketable if America or Israel somehow took hold of it), a strong main cast with a solid storyline (for now) and garned a lot of attention from 4chan, Reddit and other international manga websites that Kodansha give it the green light for it to be licensed in English digitally just under a year of serialization. Congratulations Negi as 4chan can now memorize your name.

https://kodanshacomics.com/volume/the-quintessential-quintuplets-1/

Overall, a great track record for magazine right now and can be argued that it is the strongest lineup in the magazine right now, as they are in a period where not only they snatched & maintained, mangakas with promising potential (veterans and newbies which includes Mashima himself), enable the mangakas to finish their work without having to rush for an ending and most importantly, got their series selling well, which is the most important thing.

P.S: I didn’t say that it is the best when it comes to story quality, since there are still too many rom coms in the lineup & one of them includes Reihi Miyajima’s Kanojo, Okarishimasu (who everybody & their grandmothers love to hate-read and nobody is hit by a truck yet) and Kouji & Mashima aren’t the mangakas where the English speaking community are in the rage about.

Without further ado, the current serializations of 2018 along with my thoughts on these series. Warning, spoilers ahead.

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The Apartment Season 6, Passion For Design-Episode 10, The Most Passionate of Them All

I have watched the full episode last night, so this time my second rewatch of this episode will be quicker for me to recap, ironic as it is raining heavily yesterday.

Now for the passionate finale, we have:

Rachel Lee, the makeup artist who is good at murals and Stephanie Dods, the fashion designer that knows how to drive her teammates mad. At the start, they are invited by Lawrence to the Dip Bar at the Amari Johor Bahru, who…gave them nothing but assurance in being seasoned designers as the competition goes on.

Back at UMLand, the girls talked about their experiences before Jaime walks in and gives them their final task.

https://www.theapartmenttv.com/video/season-6-full-episode-10/

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The Apartment 6, Passion For Design: Episode 9, Order From The Devil

The show starts out with Team Eugene having a mundane dinner (emphasis on “mundane” because Shana is eliminated, one of the few times where an eliminated contestant is featured in the next episode and that person is too nice to create unnecessary drama), everybody making fun of Eugene’s Provence inspiration and Stepanie dramatizing everything since the last elimination. Jamie Durie announces that semi-finals starting and introduce their next client, happily staring at them in a picture frame.

https://www.theapartmenttv.com/video/season-6-full-episode-9/

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The Apartment Season 6, Passion For Design: Episode 8 (Kitchen & Dining Room)

Already at the┬ámeeting, Vlad is bitching about Stephanie’s attitude and Shana’s vulnerability got everybody to comfort her, which speaks more about herself than her entire 7 episode she has appeared in. Jaime appears when Shana’s crying is still going on, introducing the mentor & guest judge for this challenge, Young Lim of Home & Decor Singapore (where the winner will have a feature for the magazine) and their new client.

https://www.theapartmenttv.com/video/season-6-full-episode-8/

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The Apartment Season 6, Passion For Design-Episode 7, Nursery

As the contestants are celebrating Shana’s win again & getting to really know her as a designer and Lisa mourning for Rocket. Jaime announces himself with some clients for them, which includes a cameo from the first eliminated contestant from Season 5-Rising Stars Edition, Paul Nagaoka (which the show don’t even give him a title screen to spare him the humuliation of the contestants not knowing about him) wearing a very cool leather jacket introducing this episode’s challenge along with his wife Jennifer, who has a title screen.

https://www.theapartmenttv.com/video/season-6-full-episode-7/

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