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MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU! + Me Playing John Williams music on the Otamatone! (Happy Star Wars Day 2020!)

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Today is one of the best days of the year, in my opinion. What started out as a joke several decades ago based on clever wordplay of the day May 4th and the iconic phrase "May the Force Be With You" is now still getting fans worldwide to come together to celebrate the galaxy far, far away! Regardless of what aspect of Star Wars you grew up with or love the most, today also has lots of ways to celebrate.

The first, and best way would be to watch the series finale(!) of The Clone Wars, which released today instead of on a Friday as usual. I haven't watched that yet, but will soon.

Another way would be to watch a brand new Disney+ docuseries about the making of The Mandalorian, which also had its first episode released today for while we tide for its Season 2 to be released this October.

Yet another, another way would be to rewatch (or maybe watch for the first time) Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, since it hit Disney+ today. Either to watch it and laugh at …
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"Shattered" (EXECUTE ORDER 66.)- Episode Review - Star Wars: The Clone Wars S7 E11 (spoiler-free)

I was not prepared for this. And neither were you. Or anybody else, really.

Execute Order 66.

Omenous, thrilling music. A deep punch in the gut. And goosebumps even in the moments of relative silence as slowly, bit by bit, the entire galaxy went to hell and we saw it through a pair of eyes that hurt the viewer emotionally much more than I expected.

Hello, this is Arca, and today I will be reviewing the second-to-last episode ever of the entirety of The Clone Wars, which is Season 7 Episode 11, titled "Shattered", which released on May 1st , or yesterday (which was a Friday). Whew, that was a long sentence. By the way, image credit for the image at the top goes to Lucasfilm/Disney, obviously. Without further ado, let's get into my brief spoiler-free episode review!

This episode takes place directly after the last, when (spoilers for the previous episode, by the way, not the one I'm reviewing in the post) Ahsoka successfully captures Maul after a brief but breathtaking…

Star Wars: The Clone Wars- Season 7 Episode 10 "The Phantom Apprentice" Review (spoiler-free)

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The third-to-last episode of The Clone Wars, ever, released yesterday. I watched it, and today I will be doing a review of it. Titled "The Phantom Apprentice", it is the second part out of four episodes of the final arc about the Siege of Mandalore that actually take place overlapping the events of the film Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

As a recap of the previous episode, which was titled "Old Friends Not Forgotten" (spoilers for the episode that is before the one I'm reviewing, by the way, by the way), Anakin and Obi-Wan had to go run off to save the Emperor---I mean, *cough cough* Chancellor-- from his Sith co-conspirator--- I mean, Separatist captor---Count Dooku. This, as we know, happens during the movie Revenge of the Sith, and that particular moment ends with someone being decapitated and a particular Chosen One getting even closer to falling to the Dark Side. Meanwhile, what were beloved Clone W…

Star Wars: The Clone Wars- Season 7 Episode 9 "Old Friends Not Forgotten" Review (spoiler-free)

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(Okay, so this is where it gets really good.)

Hey guys, this is Arca, and today I will be reviewing the first episode of the final arc in the entire series of The Clone Wars, or Season 7 Episode 9, entitled "Old Friends Not Forgotten". Based on that title, you guessed it, Ahsoka and Anakin finale meet back up as we saw in the surprise reveal trailer for Season 7 (which we were told was cancelled) two years ago. For the first time in this entire season (and possibly the series, but I haven't watched every single episode so I can't be sure), the creators of the show decided to treat an arc like a cinematic film. This is proven by the interesting opening (you'll see it for yourself), as well as the grand themes and events that it covers.

No more "small world" stuff. This episode takes place directly during the events of the freaking film Revenge of the Sith! If that's "filler" to you, then I don't know what …

All 4 Days of my 2018 Dominican Republic Vlog Videos featuring Ege!

Embedded above is a video player that automatically will play a playlist with all four videos in chronological order documenting the five days I spent in Dominican Republic (half of which was spent with my pal Ege) two years ago, or you can see it at this link:

I just uploaded part 4, the final day of this vlog series, and you can watch it below or at this link if playback won't work for you on this post:

This is the final video of my Dominican Republic vacation from 2 years ago. It turns out that I had approximately a minute of footage featuring my pal Ege left. Enjoy more HD footage of the Caribbean Sea as well as our day trip to the scenic Altos de Chavón and a short visit to Bayahibe to mark the end of an awesome vacation! Enjoy, and stay safe, everyone! :)

This is Arca, signing off for now. Have a good one.

Dominican Republic (feat. Ege) PART 3 Vlog- The Oha Finale!

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Hey guys, this is Arca. In the last vlog featuring Ege (part 3 out of probably 4) of my Dominican Republic vacation from 2 years ago, we do a little bit of everything; kayaking, enjoying the Caribbean Sea, and hanging out at the pool! Enjoy, and stay safe, everyone! :)

Here's a playlist full of all the parts of this vlog series in order thus far, which will be updated once the final video, Part 4, is uploaded (most likely tomorrow):
This is Arca, signing off for now. If you liked this vlog, be sure to like and subscribe, and maybe share it with a friend bored during the quarantine who would like to see some fun-to-watch footage of a very scenic place that most people won't be able to go to anytime soon. Have a good one!

Dominican Republic (feat. Ege) PART 2 Vlog- Kayaking, Belly Flopping...

In part 2 of this blogging series featuring never-before-seen vacation footage from 2 years ago with “Oha Dude” Ege (subscribe to his channel “onefluentmotion”), we wrap things up for Day 1 of 2 with Ege by kayaking and more! Featuring humorous events as usual. Part 3 will be probably coming tomorrow, but if you’ve liked this series so far, be sure to like, subscribe, and share with a friend! Stay safe and well, everyone! :)

If you haven't already, also check out Part 1 of this vlog series!:
This is Arca, signing off for now. Have a good one.

Dominican Republic (feat. Ege) Vlog PART 1- The Great Splash War of ‘18!

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My vlogging barrage, continued! This is another “long lost” vlog of a spring break of years last, this time from 2 years ago(!) when Ege “Oha Dude” (please subscribe to his channel, “onefluentmotion”!) and us went to Dominican Republic in a beach resort together! I had 3 times the amount of footage I was expecting, so I dedicated an entire part 1 video (out of originally 2, but now it’s presumably like 8 lol) to us having a water splashing tournament... on just the start of Day 1! 😮 Enjoy, and stay safe. :) Part 2 will hopefully be made in the next day or two. Also check out The AABO Show, where today I am finally posting the birthday vlog for Ali/Burak that we recorded last month!:

It turns out that I don't have any Acadia National Park Footage that I can find. :/ So instead, once this massive amount of footage is done being edited (I somewhat doubt I'll be able to…