AdBlock isn’t as good as you think

When making a website, many users need the money made from said website. The people who put up the advertisements pay the user making the website. It’s a good source of money to keep the website up. Without the money, the user can’t keep up with hosting the domain (hosting it costs money) and the website goes defunct.

Those users face a challenge, and that challenge is called AdBlock.

AdBlock disables ads, and if they’re not viewable on a webpage, then the advertisers won’t pay the user, you see. And, as I said before, without the money, the user can’t keep up with hosting the domain.

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That’s not to say AdBlock isn’t useful. Many websites (many websites) have incredibly annoying popups that completely cover the webpage and take longer to load on the internet. The reason why I use AdBlock (which is ironic looking at this blog post) is because on YouTube I saw an advertisement of a man’s leg being impaled by a bull’s horn. Ew. THOSE are the times when AdBlock is useful. But you should not disable AdBlock on the pages that need the ads. Some harmless ads, like on Chatango or Sprites-Inc, are useful and do no harm to you. So here’s what to do. Just two things.

1. Disable AdBlock on websites that don’t pester you with ads. 

2. Enable AdBlock on websites that do pester you with ads. And by pestering ads, I mean giant ads that cover the page or loud videos.

I’m just saying that the users with their own website really need the money.

Peace,

~Breada~

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Breada’s Art Gallery Announcement

Outside of the internet, I draw. Alot. I’ve been drawing since, like, 2009, I think, and I’ve done nothing but improve, improve, and improve ever since.

But I wanna show my friends on the internet my drawings, too! So I did. I’ve made a small little mini website hosted by Wikia called Breada’s Art Gallery! It’s a simple name.

Please note that I will not take requests or anything like that, I’m just drawing what I want to draw. Plus, I’ve got a notebook with 60 sheets, so expect at least 120 drawings in the future.

 

Here’s the link: http://chatango.wikia.com/wiki/User:MrBreada/Breada%27s_Art_Gallery!

Alright, see you guys later.

~Breada~

Review: Sonic Adventure 2

If you ask alot of Sonic fans which game is the best, they’ll probably say that Sonic Adventure 2, the 2001 Dreamcast game, is the best. But, personally, I think otherwise. Sonic Adventure 2 doesn’t look like it should be “the best” at all; no offense. It’s a good game, but not perfect, and I’m going to explain it in detail in my review.

1. Gameplay

Sonic Adventure 2 lets you play as Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Shadow, Eggman, and Rouge. Unlike its prequel, Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2 has two pairs of characters who are pretty much exactly the same. Sonic is equal to Shadow, Tails is equal to Eggman, and Knuckles is equal to Rouge. They have the same abilities, just look different. But that’s beside the point. When I got my hands on Sonic Adventure 2 to see how good I thought this game would be… I just didn’t like playing the game. Sonic/Shadow’s levels are a major improvement from Sonic Adventure…. and that’s it.

Tails and Eggman’s levels are reminiscent of E-102’s levels in the original Sonic Adventure. E-102’s levels were so fun, and they provided a little bit of a challenge with the time limits, while still being fun. But, when I played Tails and Eggman’s levels, I just didn’t want to play! The levels were incredibly tedious to go through. You have no idea how many lives I lost in Mission Street as Tails.

And don’t even get me started with the ATROCIOUS level hunting levels of Rouge and Knuckles.  In Sonic Adventure, Knuckles’ Treasure Hunting levels were fun, and it was easier to find the emerald pieces. But in Sonic Adventure 2, the radar doesn’t work, and it only wants you to search for a specific emerald. Instead of Tikal helping you, like in the original game, a monitor helps you out, which is useful, but very, very rarely. I would rather play Sonic 3D Blast than the treasure hunting parts.

2. Plot

The Hero and Dark modes have different plots, and if you were playing them instead of watching a “movie” of the plot on YouTube, you’d end up very confused trying to put the plot together. There are some badass moments in the story, like Sonic’s final showdown with Shadow, Sonic escaping from death, Tails beating Robotnik after Sonic’s said death, you name it, but Shadow’s goals are somewhat pointless, I mean, if Maria wanted Shadow to help everyone, why does Shadow want to kill everyone? Maria never said for Shadow to get revenge! I guess Sonic Team just wanted to put a villain in just for the sake of having Sonic get a rival. This plot is good, but feels like a Saturday-morning cartoon.

…Speaking of Saturday-morning cartoons, the Sonic X adaptation of Sonic Adventure 2 is a better retelling of the story, but adds some pointless stuff that kinda ruins it for me. Sonic Adventure 2’s plot would be fun and cool, if you were showing it to your little kid, but this is no literature.

3. Chao Garden

The Chao Garden is definitely the most fun part of Sonic Adventure 2. It’s like a combination of raising a Pokemon (considering it has stats), and Tamaguchi. Even though the gameplay’s bad, it’s definitely worth it to go back to Sonic/Shadow’s levels to collect stuff for your chao. The only problem I have is that they could have made an entire Chao Garden game for the GameBoy Advance instead of the lackluster Tiny Chao Garden.

4. Graphics

I shouldn’t criticize the graphics of a game that was originally released in 2001, but Sonic Adventure 2 should’ve had some improvement for when it was re-released for the PC, the PlayStation 3, and the Xbox 360. The textures are pretty realistic and the lip-syncing in the cutscenes are very accurate, but a handful of character models, SPECIFICALLY human characters, look very ugly. These games have pretty good graphics to look at, but if you want a BEAUTIFUL Sonic game, take a look at Sonic Unleashed or Generations.

5. Multiplayer

The best part of Sonic Adventure 2 ever is the multiplayer. My sister and I enjoy Sonic Heroes more, but we love racing as Sonic/Shadow in normal levels or playing in that kart mode. The multiplayer definitely should’ve had online in the rereleases. That would’ve made this game perfect for fun with friends.

Verdict

Sonic Adventure 2 is nowhere near the best game in the Sonic series, but it is definitely an innovative game (for its time) and deserves maybe a, 6 or 7 in the top 10 best Sonic games.

I’d say; if you want a good platforming experience and a whole lot of challenge, give this game a try. If you want to take care of cute pets, give this game a try.

If you want a perfect game with no mistakes, this ain’t your game, mate.

Why People Hate Ash Ketchum

Does anyone know about the Pokemon anime? That’s a stupid question; of course you do. The Pokemon anime is one of the most popular animes out there, and one thing the anime is known for is its two titular characters, Ash Ketchum and his Pikachu. Ash and Pikachu have journeyed through Kanto, the Orange Islands, Johto, Hoenn, Kanto again, Sinnoh, Unova, the Decolore Archipelago, and right now they’re in the Kalos Region.

If you ask some Pokemon fans about the anime, they’ll say it sucks. They’ll also say that Ash Ketchum sucks! I’m here to tell you guys the reason why people hate Ash Ketchum

1. He’s a “bad trainer.”

Some people think that Ash Ketchum is a bad trainer, and from what I’ve seen in the anime, I can see why they’d say that. The majority of Ash’s Pokemon are unevolved, and the reason for this is to balance out the tough, badass Pokemon and the cute and cuddly Pokemon for the audience who watches the anime. Another reason people say Ash is a bad trainer is because he acts stupid when it comes to type matchups. Remember when his Chikorita went up against a Flying-type? But Ash actually is a good trainer. Look at his Charizard, who beat an Articuno, a Magmar, and went up against the Legendary Birds! Look at Pikachu, who beat Regice, Latios, Raichu, and finally beat Serperior after it, as a Snivy, beat Pikachu. Look at Ash’s Pokemon! They always manage to come out of situations that they’d never be able to accomplish in the games.

Other Notes

“Ash’s Pikachu lost to a Level 5 Snivy” – How do you know that Snivy was level 5? Snivy knew moves that a level 5 one would be unable to learn. Plus, levels don’t even EXIST in the anime. They’ve been mentioned, but they’re useless, like Power Levels in Dragon Ball Z. Another thing is that Pikachu lost its electric powers, and they wouldn’t have worked anyway because electric moves aren’t very effective against grass-types! Pikachu beat Snivy later after it was fully evolved as a Serperior, so yeah. 😛

2. Ash is always 10

Ash being always 10 is a bad thing, yes, but once again, it’s for the audience. Even though Ash has traveled enough to be 16, be realistic. If every episode of Pokemon was played back-to-back with no breaks, it’d only be 2 weeks. So Ash was pretty much on a journey for 2 weeks! Ash, even though he seems to be still 10, has matured to be OLDER than that. I mean, look at him in Diamond and Pearl! He was smarter than some WAY older trainers in the Sinnoh League. Even though they SAY Ash is 10, he’s mentally older than that.

3. Ash never wins a league.

The Orange League counts, as Ash’s entire team beat a Dragonite with more than four moves! Come on, that’s awesome! And the reasons why Ash lost were acceptable ones. In the Kanto league, Charizard disobeyed Ash. In Johto, a Blaziken sweeped Ash’s team, and Blaziken is way more badass than any of them. In Hoenn, Pikachu VS Meowth…. that was actually kinda stupid, I’d see why people hate on that. In Sinnoh, Ash went up against legendaries, so of course he would’ve lost. In Unova, Ash lost to a trainer who was on par with him in terms of strength. Ash’s Pokemon were just tired out. But I assure you, even though Ash has never won a league (other than Orange), he has still done some pretty impressive feats DURING said battles. Ash was in the Top 4 in Sinnoh, the most impressive of all of his feats to date!

4. Ash hasn’t caught them all

Ash’s goal was never really to catch them all, but to be a Pokemon Master. The requirements to be a Pokemon Master are never stated in the anime, so you might not even need to catch ’em all. However, Ash has SEEN ’em all in his PokeDex, so that’s just as good.

5. Red is better

Red, in the games, has a quite predictable team. Ethan beat Red, and in the anime, Ash beat Ethan, but that battle was a 1-on-1. Red, in the manga, could probably take on Ash and it’d be a 50-50 whether Ash or Red won. Red, in Origins, is a very strong trainer, but like his game counterpart, he has a very predictable team. Red may be badass, and he may win in a battle, but Ash is the better guy in personality. Ash has saved the world, cheated death, caught over 70 Pokemon, I mean come on! He can’t be that bad.

Epilouge

Ash is not as bad as everyone says he is. People have their nostalgia goggles on and they have to realize that Ash’s imperfections are there because he’s not God. Ash won’t win every battle, Ash is only 10 for Christ’s sake! A 10-year-old can only do so much, ya know? I think a battle between Ash and Red would be cool, but Red wouldn’t curbstomp Ash, and Ash WOULD probably beat Red. You never know. It’s up to Game Freak.

~MrBreada~