Sunday, September 13, 2020

The Otaku Box - August 2020 Items

The Otaku Box - August 2020
The August 2020 Otaku Box is here!

Hey there. Another month and another Otaku Box! I sure do love me anime stuff! I've always been a fan and I'm just so glad that I'm able to get a box of otaku goodies each month. This month's goodies include items from awesome anime: Fate/Apocrypha, Re: Zero, High School DxD, and Monster Musume. So let's dig into The Otaku Box - August 2020 Edition and get a closer look at what's inside.

Monday, August 31, 2020

The DragonCast Chats it up with Chester Rushing

Chester Rushing on The DragonCast
The Dragoncast welcomes stand up bro, Chester Rushing

Hey there. I had the pleasure of chatting it up with Chester Rushing during The Dragoncast Podcast this weekend and let me tell you, this guy, Chester, is a stand up dude. Chester is from Stranger Things fame (plays Tommy in season 1 & 2), is a musician, and does community work through Twitch streaming and music therapy for autistic children. Dude... how awesome is that?! 

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The Otaku Box - July 2020 Items

The Otaku Box Items - June 2020
The July 2020 Otaku Box is here!

Hey there. I received the July Otaku Box a few weeks ago but I've been a bit busy so I haven't had a chance to write up this post. Until now, that is! I've finally got the pictures taken and I've pretty excited to let you guys know what I got in this month's edition of The Otaku Box. This month's box has some great items from some of my favorite anime: High School DxD, Overlord, Konosuba, and Darling in the Franxx. Let's dig into The Otaku Box - July 2020 Edition and let's take a look at the items!

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Rez Bar Protein Bar Review

Get Rez Protein Bar
Oh man... Need me a Rez Bar to get back in the game!

Hey there. You know, I recently started working out again. After surgery, I was practically prohibited from really doing much in exercise. Just this past month or so, I started to feel confident enough to start building up a sweat so I started to lift weights and go out for a run here and there. First thing that I noticed is that I am really out of shape. lol My stamina is no where near where it was pre-surgery and my body is not as strong as it was either. I'm going to have to work on my stamina and strength. It's almost as if I've been knocked down and am just getting back up again. It seems as if I need to be revived... I need to get rez'd.. or better yet... I need a Rez Bar. Our good friends at Get Rez has hooked me up with a box of 10 of their amazing peanut butter and chocolate (anything that's peanut butter and chocolate is amazing) Get Rez Protein Bar. Is this just the boost that I need to help me boost my stamina and strength stats to get me back to my pre-workout levels? So what is a Rez Bar? What does it do? And is it awesome? Let's find out! But first, let's talk stats!

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Galagathon 2020

Galagathon 2020
Galagathon!!!

Hey there. Retro gaming is awesome. There's just something about the simplicity of the arcade games of the 80's. For many, the concept is simple: Eat dots, avoid ghosts; climb ladders, jump over fire; shoot stuff, don't get shot. Even though the simple concept, they are extremely fun to play. So when an opportunity comes along to have fun and support a charity, you know that your pal Metallman is do his best to be there. And today, I found out about a charity that will raise money to support a local children's hospital through gaming. SIGN ME UP! And sign up, I did! I will be participating in the Galagathon 2020 to help support Riley Hospital for Children. 

The Otaku Box - May 2020 Items

May 2020 The Otaku Box Items
The May 2020 Otaku Box is here!

Hey there. I received my May Otaku Box a little on the late side. We are now in August and I just received it yesterday!  YIKES! It's ok, though. This box was caught in the middle of shipping during a COVID issue so it's understandable that some shipments will be getting here a bit late. Good thing that our good friends at The Otaku Box have jumped on the shipping issues and have done their best to fix it. So much so that I should be getting my July box either today or tomorrow. A mere 2 weeks after shipping. YES! So without any more delay, let's dig in The Otaku Box - May 2020 Edition and let's see what we got!

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Resurrecting the Thoughts On... Series

Anime to watch
Must see anime!

Hey there. I do quite a bit of TV watching and reading. Err... I mean, I watch a lot of anime and read a lot of manga. lol There is just so much good stuff in the anime world right now that it has been pretty hard to keep up with it all. But there are a few series that I just cannot miss. Shows like Re: Zero, Rent-A-Girlfriend, and Sword Art Online: War of the Underworld are must watch for me. And let's not forget the manga that I'm currently following as well. We're talking Tower of God, Kaguya-Sama: Love is War, My Hero Academia to name a few. Because I'm always checking something out, I figure that this is the perfect opportunity to bring back my Thoughts On... series. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The Dragoncast Episode 31: Virtual Popcon Review

The Dragoncast Podcast

Hey there. Podcast time! Brian and I discuss what's going on with Dr. DisRespect, Twitch, and the speculations around his ban from Twitch. Also, Brian speaks about his experience with Virtual PopCon and we discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly about the experience. Take a listen below:

Saturday, July 18, 2020

The Otaku Box - June 2020

The Otaku Box - June 2020
The June Otaku Box is here!
Hey there. I love me some anime! I've been keeping up with most of the latest shows (yes, they are shows to me) and have been a big fan of anime since my high school years. Some of my favorite stuff from recent years is Overlord (Albedo... my favorite), Re: Zero, and Tower of God, to name only a few. So when I found out there is a subscription service that would send me anime stuffs every month, I just had to jump on board. Welcome, The Otaku Box. Liz and her team at The Otaku Box have done an amazing job in getting these cool boxes with anime stuffs out to fans.

Now, I've been a subscriber for some time and I've posted a few of my favorite items that I received on Instagram, but now, I feel it's time to let you in on what comes in a box. Items received could be anything from stickers, acrylic figures, PVC figures, T-shirts, banners, buttons, cards, plushies, and all things otaku!!!  The box is customizable so you can choose whether you want to receive a PVC figure and/or a T shirt.  You can even choose whether or not you receive ecchi stuffs.  I got kids in the house so I opted for the non-ecchi box but if that's your thing, The Otaku Box has you covered! Another thing that I really love about The Otaku Box is that they have exclusive items featuring fan artwork. How cool is that? The artwork is generally featured on T shirts, buttons, and banners and I love the fact that this is stuff that you won'r be able to find anywhere else. So let's dig in The Otaku Box - June 2020 Edition and let's see what we got!

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The DragonCast, A Dragonblogger Podcast, Lives On

The DragonCast Podcast by Dragonblogger
The DragonCast returns and has a pretty awesome logo, if I do say so myself!
Hey there. I'm on a mission to get back into the game. Back into my Metallman persona. It's been far too long since I've been at the keyboard getting a blog post together. But that's not the only thing that I haven't done for some time. I haven't gone behind the mic and get a podcast going. It's been about 5 years, actually. It was something that I really enjoyed and thought that I would be able to get back into once I settle into things. Luckily, my good friend Brian, the team at Dragonblogger, and I got together and have resurrected The DragonCast Podcast. Yeah! And it feels as if we just picked up right where we left off!

Monday, July 6, 2020

Top Musicians of All Time

Johannes Sebastian Bach
JSB is one of the best Baroque composers ever!
Hey there. There are a lot of musicians all over the world but there are few that have made a mark in the music industry. We have compiled a list of the best musicians of all time.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Back to Being Metallman

Metallman in hospital
Oof... the worst is over now and I'm ready to take on the world!

Hey there, friends. It's been awhile, huh. I've been on and off the interwebs throughout the years. Recently, I went through surgery and had to deal with some complications. Hospitalized for a few days and what not. Scary stuff, especially now since this Covid 19 pandemic has turned our world upside down. Anyways, I wasn't in the right state of mind to write. I wasn't in the right state of mind to review. I've had a few posts here and there, but they are far and few in between. There was no consistency or motivation on part during that time. But that dark period is over now. I have a renewed sense of life and my motivation has been renewed. Overall, I just feel better about myself and about life. With that being said, I am back to being an online person. Back to being a podcaster (back on The DragonCast with Brian), back to reviewing, back to giving stuff away to my readers... back to being Metallman.

The Importance of Raised Flooring Infographic


Hey there, friends. Who knew that your flooring can make a difference on how you feel in a room! Especially in a hot climate. You know, I live in the high desert area of California and now that Summer is here, a cool home is a must. Part of my floor is tile and the other part is carpet, and I'm thinking that the carpet portion of the flooring has got to go. It just feels so much more hotter in the carpeted area than the tile area. Well, after looking into flooring and the types of flooring out there, our friends at DataSpan put out a great article on the benefits of raised flooring. I thought it was pretty interesting and figured I'd share the infographic with you guys. Check it out below:

Friday, June 5, 2020

Spies in Disguise Movie Review

Spies in Disguise Movie

Will Smith stars in this animation, which we thought was a really great movie. Will Smith plays a secret agent who is very arrogant and ends up getting into trouble and he has to save himself and the world.

He ends up turning into a pigeon by accident. This is a really great movie for the whole family which is so much fun and has its fair share of funny moments. That means you can put your online casino game on autoplay so that you can enjoy this movie with family.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Will Comic Books Ever Die?

Bowser Comics

The first comic ever written was released in 1941. From that time, millions have been written. With others being turned into movies and others being made into series.

From the time first comic book ever released, a lot has changed. Technology has changed as well and even the things that people like have changed.

While in the olden days, comic books were very popular with comic book stores found in every corner, this is no longer the case. That has brought us to the topic of the day, will comic books ever die?

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

How Old Do You Need To Be To Own Your First Car?

Buying a Car
The way that the world is evolving, means that things are changing as well. Where people had to wait for eons to get their first car, some have to wait a few years. Which then leads us to the question of the day. How old do you need to be to own your first car?

Friday, January 10, 2020

How To Clean Car Windows Correctly

Car Window Cleaning
Car windows are one of the most annoying things to clean. This is because when you don’t clean them correctly, you will leave them with stains and streaks, and sometimes, dirtier than they originally were. These streaks are just frustrating as they make your effort pointless. However, no need to fret. We are here to share tips on how to clean car windows correctly. After all, you want to feel confident about your car. For us, it’s really important that car windows look super clean so that you don’t get distracted when you play your usa casinos online games when you are waiting for your order at the drive-through. So, read below for all the tips.

Friday, January 3, 2020

What Gear do Airsoft Players Need?

Paintball Player Gear
While airsoft is an extremely fun sport; it’s one that will require having the proper gear in order to enjoy completely. Sure, you may think that all it takes is some camo and a gun; but in reality, you’ll need more than that! Don’t worry, we’ve come up with a basic list of gear that airsoft players need whether you’re experienced or still hunting for the best airsoft gun for beginners. As the quality of airsoft guns, like the Lancer Tactical Interceptor, has gotten better, the number of airsoft enthusiasts has increased as well. It’s worth noting that this gear is useful for paintball players as well.