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Star Wars: Episode I- The Phantom Menace REVIEW-VISITED (AAA #2)

Note: This is Day 2 of my new daily blog series, Arjay's Anti-Internet adventures, which I explained in depth in this post: This is also the beginning of my Star Wars Skywalker Saga re-watch, in which I will be re-watching all of them one by one and giving a short review in retrospect of them before I get to see the finale, Episode IX,  The Rise of Skywalker . We start out with none other than the first prequel film that released in 1999, Episode I: The Phantom Menace. It is considered one of the most disappointing movies by some fans who look back today, but plenty still loved it and praised it on its release, citing George Lucas as a film-making genius who hadn't yet lost his touch. Today, I re-watched the film for maybe the third or fourth time, and I will discuss my thoughts briefly. Mainly, I seek to answer the following questions: Was it worth the over-15-year wait when it released? What are

Arjay's Anti-Internet Adventures: DAY 1- How to Successfully Disarm Toxic Ramen Noodles

This is the start of a blog series that I just had the idea for which will chronicle my daily struggles trying to use the Internet for nothing but schoolwork, homework, and writing for my blog as part of my effort to go in spoiler-free for the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker , which will have early-showings tonight (cue the social media leaks), and I also will be watching a full week after worldwide release date. You could wish me luck in the comments, but it's not like I'm even reading them. Why? To continue my 11-day-or-so objective of A.A.A. (Arjay's Anti-Internet Adventures), rules as per how I detailed in my 15th Birthday post . That's enough chit-chat for this inevitably soon to be copy-pasted intro paragraph, let's get into Day 1! Wait... what is this, exactly? I made this series right on the spot, after not having much homework for much (or maybe just better time management on my behalf...) and also after some more peculiar things happened at school to


It feels like every single post I make nowadays is about a celebration or special event, since I never get time for anything else, but I don't want to complain about that this time. Why? Since it's the most wonderful time of the year, and my favorite winter holiday: My birthday! To say that yesterday, my birthday (the post publish date says my actual birthday day December 12, even though technically I'm writing and publishing this the day after, December 13th) was a bit unusual would be an understatement. I woke up, ate some eggs and breakfast, and then walked to my bus stop. Pretty normal. Then, I slipped on some ice on my way to my bus stop, which is two streets down (I got back up and was fine). Then, I went to school and my first class was English. We spent most of our time in class reading. Again, also pretty normal, except that this time it was under the label of  hygge - A Danish tradition for having fun. So in other words, some people were allowed to bring in


Image Credit: Nintendo If there's something cool... in your email inbox... what did you just do? SUBSCRIBE TO TTHT!  It is officially one of the best days of the year, in my opinion. Time to make spooky scary skeleton memes, impersonate =anyone real or imaginary that you want, and watch spooky movies and play spooky games! This post will be a short summary of what interesting things are happening today, and what I am doing myself. NEW AABO Vlog sends shivers down your spine!  This isn't like the boring Haunted Hayride "vlog" we made 3 years ago. This time, while video was prohibited on the ride itself, we did the next best thing: A 20-minute-long voice memo that recorded and captured all the screams and thrills! In addition to a few short vlog moments, most of the video lets you imagine and experience the spookiness (and cheesiness) of the hayride itself, complete with subtle background chatter and dialogue amongst AABO members that really completes the hi

Turkey Trip 2019 (August)- All My YouTube Videos [UPDATED]

UPDATE 10/13/2019: I have been told by some that they dislike my "mini-vlog" format that has dominated my own channel (which I intended to mirror the "sneak peeks" you'll find on my collab channel, The AABO Show). Since I didn't currently have much of a good editing software outside of the automatically AI-generated "mini-vlogs", I thought I could just skip out on making full-fledged, "proper" vlogs. However, I realised that when I took all this footage, for the Bodrum Castle at least, I spoke quite a few times and in the mini-vlog, you couldn't make out the context of what I was going to say since it always was interruped by music. So in response, I just created the literal opposite of a "mini-vlog": Long, full of images and video, zero-interruptions to what I'm saying, and no music whatsoever. So every single moment and memory of my experience gets to shine. You can watch it at the top of my post, or at this link

Waluigi Tales- Chapter 2: UNCLE WARIO (feat. Xiang)

This is the forbidden second chapter of the tale of the life of a very strange purple gentleman. A chapter that took over a year to come into fruition, despite how popular the first chapter was (if you haven't read it yet, you can see it here: ). When I started this tale, my intention was to dig deeper into the backstory of an enigmatic underdog of the Mushroom Kingdom, one who doesn't get respect from anybody, even by the company who created his character. So I did what any person in my situation would do: Send Waluigi Mario an email. The adoptive member of the plumbing/kart-racing/super-smash-fighting Italian superhuman family isn't very keen to respond to such public things like this, of course, due to his shame at still not having a proper game of his own. So after he sent me a very revealing email message (which I copy and pasted into the first chapter of this story), and he found out how


Hey, guys! This is Arca, and tomorrow is the day to celebrate a very special occasion. Is it that Spider-Man is back in the MCU? That's true, but not what this is for. Brand new Joy-Con colors? Also true, but I wouldn't make a brand new video premiere on my beloved collab channel, The AABO Show, just for that. It is that just like how my blog recently turned 5, The AABO Show turned almost a third of a decade old, or 3 years old (plus one month)! To celebrate, my little brother Onur edited together a tribute "Megalovania" mashup video that incorporates some of our favorite memories and best moments spanning all the way from our channel's Season 1 (2016), to Season 3 (2018), and includes even a few things from Season 4 (2019)! Plus, it's all in the sync of the music and includes a few very important announcements at the end (courtesy of Onur), so this isn't something you'll want to know! For the first time in the channel's history, this video

THE BEST DAY EVER (News Roundup- Goose Game, Link's Awakening, Switch Lite, and MORE!)

A UFO came up and he smiled at me... He said it's gonna be a good day just wait and see... Jumped out of my tent, and I Naturo-ran outside, feeling so like Kyle and paranoid... It's the best, day, eveeeerrrrrr..... Oh, sorry about the Spongebob song lyrics. It's just that I was feeling particularly happy about how September 20th, 2019, is actually the most eventful day of this year. What makes September 20th so special this year? I'm going to list as many things as I can, and make each thing brief as possible. Without further ado, let's get started! I'll list this in order of most boring to most exciting. Most boring stuff first, all on today, September 20, 2019.  National Fried Rice Day, National Pepperoni Pizza Day, and National String Cheese Day Image Credit: Gimme Some Oven I have no idea who thought it was a good idea to have so many food-related holidays in one day, but there you go. Surprisingly, I unknowingly celebrated one of thes

TTHT Five-Year Blogversary: Answering your Q&A questions!

On exactly this day, August 28th, 2014 (which was half a decade ago), I created my first post on this Blogger blog. It wasn't my first blog post ever, despite its title. That sounds weird, but that's since This and That, Here and There didn't get its start on Blogger. I started blogging about half a year before that, on a platform called Squidoo. I was just a third-grader then, but clearly still loved writing about anything I was obsessed with. I didn't get many views, but that didn't matter to me at all (views still  don't really matter to me nowadays). I was heartbroken when I found out that summer that my blog would be lost forever. Squidoo was being bought by another company, HubPages (which I should've predicted when I saw the ads that suddenly appeared on all Squidoo blogs indicating that the company was in deep financial disdain). As a result, I was unable to continue to blog until I completed the transfer from my blog from Squidoo to HubPages.