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REVIEW: The X-Files: Goblins (The X-Files #1) by Charles L. Grant

Meet Mulder and Scully, FBI. The agency maverick and the female agent assigned to keep him in line.

Their job: investigate the eeriest unsolved mysteries in modern America, from pyro-psychics to death row demonics, from rampaging Sasquatches to alien invasions. The cases the Bureau wants handled quietly, but quickly, before the public finds out what’s really out there. And panics. The cases filed under “X.”

Something out there is killing people, remaining invisible and unseen by human eyes until it strikes with deadly force.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

The X-Files is a show I’ve been admiring for several years now. I binged season 1 and waiting for the right mood to start on season 2. Now, the thing I think has made this show such a big hit was the dynamic between Mulder and Scully. Aliens and UFOs aside, most people love chemistry between two characters. There’s that sexual tension of “will they/won’t they?” and the fact that Scully admires Mulder’s deduction skills. She just feels it’s being wasted on these kinds of cases.

This case opens like any other X-File does. Murders happen, FBI/government in high and unknown places get a whiff of it and send Mulder and Scully out to investigate. Most of the time the unreachable government is trying to run interference by cleaning up the mess that was made or trying to scare Mulder and Scully off of the case.

In this story, Scully and Mulder were joined by two more FBI agents who were secretly moles for the head of the FBI to keep tabs on whether Mulder and Scully were likely to blow to the lid on any government ops that were either “off the record” or “still in development”.

One of the witnesses to these murders was an older lady who carried around a can of neon orange spray paint to “tag the goblins”. Since this case takes place in small town USA, the sheriff thinks she’s a crazy drunk. I liked how the author not only made her a likable character, but also had the town doctor defend her honor by explaining why she spent so much time in the local tavern.

Overall, I liked this story. It read like an episode, but in book form. The characters were relatable and memorable, so if you’re already an X-Files fan this story is a great place to start with the novelizations. Even for new fans, Goblins is a great place to start on your X-Files adventure.

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REVIEW: The Way of the Househusband on Netflix

*This anime is rated M for Mature*

This show follows an ex yakuza boss, nicknamed “The Immortal Dragon”, and how his life as a househusband is constantly juxtaposed with his past life in the yakuza in hilarious and entertaining ways.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This series has been on my radar for awhile now and I originally wanted to read some of the manga first before diving into this show. However with my mental health and my chaotic work schedule things haven’t been easy.

My fiancé and I watched this together and we both enjoyed it. My fiancé loves violence in humorous shows. For example he loves Santa Clarita Diet and this show even though there weren’t any zombies, he seemed to enjoy this show even more.

I think this anime is a great watch if you like humorous anime, slice-of-life anime, or just goofy violence in your shows. Since they announced they’re making a season 2 my fiancé and I are both excited about returning to our favorite househusband and the antics he either finds himself in or those he makes himself.

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RAPID REVIEW: Pui Pui Molcar on Netflix

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This show is a collection of short stories involving these sentient guinea pig cars. I originally thought they were hamsters, but it was later confirmed in an episode that these are part guinea pig part car/vehicle. There is no voice acting so there is no language/culture barrier to worry about.

This is a show that’s perfect for all ages or even the whole family. It’s also a good palate cleanser for someone who needs something unique and cute that’s pure and innocent.

I would recommend Pui Pui Molcar for fans of Shaun the Sheep and Rilakkuma and Kaoru both are adorable shows with little to no dialogue. Bonus if you enjoy the cloth esthetic that occasionally appears in kids shows.

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Easter 2021 & Blog Update

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The past several months have been a struggle for me and my mental health. I am struggling with keeping everything update and even finding the motivation to read and write. So, I am going to go on hiatus until further notice.

I am hoping of course things will get better and I can fully return with well-thought out reviews.

Happy Easter and hope to see you guys soon!

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REVIEW: I Am Groot (I Am Groot #1-5) by Christopher Hastings

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*No Major Spoilers*

Groot is back – smaller and better than ever! When the Guardians of the Galaxy get caught in a wormhole, a pint-sized Groot finds himself out on his own, billions of light-years away from his team, on an entirely alien and unknown world full of strange creatures and societies. Seriously underdeveloped and with nobody who can understand him, Groot will need to make the journey to the center of this world if he is to find the way back to his family!