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Good bye bleach, you bloated, horrific, total garbage piece of shit. Once glorious, you turned me bitter and angry. Rest in pieces.
That moment when a super ripped zombified jack the ripper bursts from the corpse of a horse to do battle with our heroes    

Jojo u cray

I think I'm in love :D
Just watched episode one of Jojo's incredibly muscular adventure. Really cheesy, laden with exposition, and I kinda don't dislike it. :D

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Greatkingrat88
John
Sweden
Lika a BAWSS.

Current Residence: Somewhere in the middle of Sweden
Favourite genre of music: Classic rock
Favourite cartoon character: Soifon
Personal Quote: Jaha du
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So you all know ERB, right? Nobody has missed the Epic Rap Battles of history, unless you're very good at living under a rock.

And they're famous with good reason. They put together awesome quality rap battles with known figures, historical or fictional, not only dropping short, entertaining videos but also educating people in the process. They are youtube front page material and they deserve it.

Except... have you seen season five? Because right now, ERB ain't what it used to be.

They started off great. George RR Martin v Tolkien? People have been asking for that one for ages. It was well made and well put together, everything we hoped for. The following one was less obvious, but still good- Julia Child v Gordon Ramsay. Good flow, good idea.

But then... came a string of disappointments.

Frederick Douglass v Thomas Jefferson- not a bad idea. Topical. Educational. Controversial, in a good way, because discussing slavery in US history always ruffles a few feathers.
But the actual battle itself was terrible. Jefferson spends more than half of it trying to appease Douglass, trying to apologize, and it comes across less as an actual rap battle, and more of a "sorry for our history" video in rap format. Now, that's an important issue to address... but it came at the cost of what should have been a good rap battle. 

James Bond v Austin powers was a flat out weird choice. An iconic movie spy, and a direct parody of said movie spy? It would have made much more sense if it had been Bond v another famous movie spy, like Jason Bourne. Instead, it's modern Bond vs Austin Powers vs classic bond, and it quickly devolves into a non-standard, unfunny mess. Not awful, but definitely sub-par. 

Bruce Banner v Bruce Jenner. This one seemed odd at first, but it's actually not a bad idea- the battle of the transforming bruces. A little edgy, touching on the transgender issue, but it had potential. And the first half was actually good. Then... they transform and it becomes an unstructured mess, where the hulk barely gets a word in edgewise. 

And now, just the other day, Alexander the great v Ivan the Terrible. Okay! Finally a battle between two renowned historical figures! And just like before, the two first verses are great. And then... Ivan's opponents keep dying, it's an unstructured mess, and I flat out can't like it. 

ERB season 5 is a disappointment. What made the series great so far was the very simple, very likeable concept- two famous figures, both getting two verses. Coupled with great production value, it's fine entertainment. Deviating from this solid format was rare, and a fun, exciting prospect when it happened- like the philosopher rap battle, for example, where they all end up arguing with each other. This season is nothing but format deviation, at the expense of quality rap battles. 
I can only say I'm glad I'm not paying money to watch these videos, because if I were, I'd feel ripped off. 
  • Listening to: Green Day
  • Reading: Vogo's fanfic
  • Watching: ERB
  • Playing: Starcraft 2
  • Eating: Chocolate
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi

There is a crossover TV show, about Alucard, Kenpachi, Raikage, Olivier Armstrong, and Guts the berserker, in a sci fi universe, fighting evil nazi mutant monsters. What is the theme song? 

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5 deviants said LIVING IN THE SUNLIGHT, HAVING A WONDERFUL TIME! www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF4RCO…
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4 deviants said THROUGH THE GATES OF HELL! AS WE MAKE OUR WAY TO HEAVEN! www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZm4zs…
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4 deviants said THROUGH THE FIRE AND FLAMES! www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jgrCK…
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1 deviant said URAAAAH-AAAAH-AAAAH-AAAAAH-AAAH! www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2AC41…
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No deviants said HERE COME THE LAW, GONNA BREAK DOWN THE DOOR, GONNA CARRY ME AWAY ONCE MO-OORE! www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-oVDl…

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:iconasatrupride:
AsatruPride Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant
i should note: I don't care if species from millions of years ago went extinct without our help, i'm saying as human beings it is NOT our right to kill and destroy whatever we see for whatever reason whenever we want. THOUSANDS of species are gone because of us and it didn't have to be that way for them, and i refuse to say it is ok for humans to continue to destroy and kill needlessly and selfishly. 
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:icongreatkingrat88:
Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I don't disagree. All I'm saying is, let's not act like nature isn't a horrible place to begin with.
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:iconasatrupride:
AsatruPride Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant
yeah and nature should be kept to itself, if a species is meant to go extinct let nature be the reason why not humans when all we do it out of is greed and arrogance. 
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:icongreatkingrat88:
Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Nothing is "meant" to happen. There is no greater purpose or design to anything.
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Hiyirii Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Aw! Thank you so much for faving my art!
Just here to tell you in any case if you want to keep updated with my art

(or take a look to my previous works perhaps?) im just a watch away! :iconpapmingplz:

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:icongreatkingrat88:
Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016
No problem :)
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:icondraconichero18:
draconichero18 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016
What if I told you that an anime existed that's like 1984 where Japan has become a "pure" society, lewdness is outlawed and our main characters are "lewdness terrorists" desiring to educate the Japanese populace in sex while also being disturbingly funny?
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:icongreatkingrat88:
Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016
a) what the eff?

b) tell me more :D
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:icondraconichero18:
draconichero18 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016
A) Exactly as it sounds

B) It's called Shimoneta and I highly recommend scouring the internet for he uncensored version

However...here's a preview of what you're getting yourself into: www.youtube.com/watch?v=besekb…
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:icongreatkingrat88:
Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016
Oh please tell me thisis a good old fashioned crack comedy :lol:

"blocked in your country, because fuck you that's why"
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