Saturday, November 28, 2015

30 Day Reboot Challenge, Day 28: Best Fan Art

Seeing as how I didn't do a music segment for this challenge, I'm going to put more effort into showing you guys some awesome fan art. Dammit, every time I do something like this, it inspires me to do more fan art myself. One of these days, I'm going to follow through on that threat. 

Anyway, enjoy!!

Friday, November 27, 2015

30 Day Reboot Challenge, Day 27: Most Dated Concept

God, this entire series is dated. I mean, it was made in the mid-90s, so what can you expect, really, but it's so hard to pick just one thing that is ridiculously behind the times. I think I'm going to have to go with Gigabyte, the super powerful virus that was created when Hex and Megabyte merged. Even back then, a gigabyte of anything seemed ridiculous.

"I am never going to fill up that much space!"

And now, yeah, my phone has 9G, and it's almost full. And I don't even have any music on it. I'm not sure what they'd have to call that virus now. A zettabyte* maybe?

Day 28: Best Fan Art >


* I am woefully behind in my computer science knowledge. I used to be so informed. Sigh. 

30 Day Reboot Challenge, Day 26: Change in Design

When ABC cancelled Reboot after its second season and the show went to Canada, things started looking a little different. Not only was the show more willing to go a bit darker thematically - having Bob thrown out of Mainframe into the web was obviously a turning point - the character designs
were allowed to be a bit more nuanced (aka adultified), and the graphics for the backgrounds and scenery were beautifully rendered, like I said back on Day 24..

30 Day Reboot Challenge, Day 25: The Comic

So a few years ago, there was this online contest to reboot Reboot in comic book form. The story called Paradigms Lost won, and from what I remember, I just was not impressed with it. Thank God it isn't considered canon.

It's not that it was bad, per se, but ... okay, so remember how I really hated the Miami Vice comic reboot several months ago? Well, consider my reaction to that debacle, and dial that down a few slots, from like 11 to six. You'll have my feelings toward the Reboot fan comic. The art wasn't that great, or at least, I felt it didn't capture the computer feel that the series did, and the storyline was lacking.

And that's really the only effort I'm going to put into this particular challenge day because I'm more ambivalent about the comic than I am anything else. Plus, I have Thanksgiving leftovers that are just calling my name.

30 Day Reboot Challenge, Day 24: Favorite Non-Mainframe Location

Yet another challenge that nearly ended in a tie! "The Episode with No Name" was already featured in this challenge, so I wanted to pick another episode of which I am quite fond: "Where No Sprite Has Gone Before."

Monday, November 23, 2015

30 Day Reboot Challenge, Day 23: Adult Enzo vs. Preteen Enzo

Reboot is one of those rare series that I actually started watching in the first season. With Buffy, I didn't actually see the show until the second season premiere, after which I bought the VHS tapes for the first two episodes of the series, "Welcome to the Hellmouth" and "The Harvest." I didn't even watch the first season until I found it on sale at McKay's Bookstore about a year after the series concluded, so ... bad Buffy fan? Battlestar Galactica was very similar, and I didn't purchase the first game of Mass Effect until six months after I got the second. I'm pretty much a Johnny Come Lately, and I'm okay with that.

But with Enzo, I got to see him from the very beginning. Back on Day 3, I listed Enzo as my least favorite main character, and that is still very, very true. It's probably no surprise, then, that I'm going to say that I greatly prefer Matrix, the adult version of Enzo, over the younger version, but that still doesn't necessarily mean very much.

30 Day Reboot Challenge, Day 22: Favorite Game

Again, I'm returning to Season Three for my favorite something of Reboot, and this time, the favorite thing is "Game," and the game is "Cron the Destroyer" from the episode, "Icons." This episode is also one of my top ten, for various reasons, although a big part of it are the references to Xena: Warrior Princess (which I'm going to be doing a challenge on in May!)

Exhibit A:
AndrAIa as Xena
Via The House that Rebecca Built
And Exhibit B:
Gabby as Gabrielle and I'm pretty sure that Jeff on the far right is supposed to be Joxer maybe.
Via Inwap

30 Day Reboot Challenge, Day 21: Something That Didn't Happen I Wish Did

Now, this is my personal bias talking here, but I wish that we'd gotten a better look at Mouse's past. I can only imagine what kind of sprites and programs with which she has history, and my fan fiction that I wrote as a teenager dealt with just that. Don't worry; I'm not going to force you guys to read my awful fan fic from, God, fifteen years ago (OMG FIFTEEN YEARS AGO), and I won't even summarize because I'm not a sadist. You guys haven't done anything to me to deserve that.

30 Day Reboot Challenge, Day 20: Something That Happened I Wish Didn't

Oooh, this is easy: Season Four. I mean, I can handle the whole Daemon thing, even if I found it kinda dumb, but the entire Megabyte-fucks-with-Dot's-head-by-pretending-to-be-the-real-Bob thing? That can go straight out the pop-up window.
Via Reboot Revival
Plus, look how sad the Real-Real Bob looks back there.

I just felt like this whole scenario was poorly written, and it ends on a cliffhanger, anyway, with Megabyte again taking over the Principal Office. Maybe if it had gone through its planned 12 episodes, I might be speaking about it differently, but as it stands, I kind of wish they'd just focused on the Daemon storyline, stretching that into eight episodes.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

30 Day Reboot Challenge, Day 19: Favorite Pairing (Non-Canon)

Ugh, I don't know why I do the non-canon relationship challenge questions. I'm not really that big of a shipper between existing characters for lots of reasons. There are only a few shows where I disagree with romantic pairings (I'm looking at you, Lee and Kara; you should have never been anything other than kind-of-siblings), and I'm always impressed when characters who are friends remain friends throughout the series without there ever being an inkling that they might bump uglies.

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