Random Paranoia Agent Quotes

This was a little something I made in Inkscape. They’re not my favorite ones, just some random ones. Enjoy!

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My Top 10 Favorite Courage the Cowardly Dog Quotes

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Ah, Courage the Cowardly Dog. When I first watched this show, I didn’t like it. I thought it was gross and a little disturbing for a kid’s show; but after a couple of episodes, it quickly became one of my favorite animated shows. In time, I grew to love its weirdness and I realized that there was more to this show than giant, gross, talking feet (The Clutching Foot, not my favorite episode) and jump scares. It actually had a lot of heart. Take Mother’s Day or The Hunchback of Nowhere for example. It had a lot of great characters, especially Courage (I’ll do a full character analysis on him later), great music, great animation, and most of all great jokes (and the slapstick). The show took risks, but it took its audience seriously, which is more than what most kids’ shows in America do today (cough, cough, Gumball, cough). I encourage you to watch if you haven’t (I recommend Night at the Katz Motel), but for now, I’ll share with you my top 10 favorite Courage the Cowardly Dog quotes.

10.) “The things I do for love!” Courage.

I guess you could call this Courage’s catchphrase. He says this whenever he has to do something to save Muriel or do something that requires a lot of work.

9.) “Ow! What did I do?” Eustace.

Oh Eustace, you know exactly what you did. Whenever Eustace scares Courage, Muriel hits him; then he says this line. Most of the time Eustace is a jerk (he’s like Cartman+Kenny) so I really look forward to him getting hurt all the time. He does have his sympathetic moments though (Mother’s Day and The Curse of Shirley) and a nice theme song.

8.) “Hullabaloo, and howdy doo! Musty prawns, and Timbucktu! Yeltsy-by, and hibbety-hoo! Kick ’em in the dishpan! Hoo hoo hoo!!” Eustace and Courage, The Demon Under the Mattress.

This is the incantation Eustace has to use to free Muriel of the demon possessing her. He ultimately fails so Courage says the incantation, though you can’t understand it. Even though it doesn’t make any sense, this incantation really does work. I use it on the demon that possesses my refrigerator every Tuesday.

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That smile…

7.) “Naughty.” Freaky Fred.

I know. It’s not much of a quote, but the way Freaky Fred says this is so creepy yet funny at the same time. His theme song is creepy too, but oh so delightful.

6.) “It would be lovely if I could have a cup… of… TEA!” Demon Muriel, The Demon in the Mattress.

This demon really knows how to mess with people. The buildup to this line is excellent and the payoff is awesome.

5.) “Yes!” Courage

Again, it’s not much of a quote, but the way he says it is just so cute!

4.) “What’s your offer?” Eustace, King Ramses’ Curse.

Sometimes Eustace can be greedy to the point of stupidity (and insanity). In this episode, Courage finds an ancient slab. It turns out that this slab belongs to the deceased King Ramses and he wants it back. The only problem is, Eustace won’t give it back as he thinks it is worth a lot of money (one million dollars to be exact), so King Ramses sends three plagues, each more terrible than the last. At the end of each one, King Ramses says, “Return the slab,” and Eustace answers with, “What’s your offer?” Seriously, Eustace, seriously?

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Though I have to wonder, how the hell did a talking fish end up in the Bagges bathtub?

3.) “There’s no such thing as perfect, you’re beautiful as you are, Courage. With all of your imperfections, you can do anything you want to do.” Talking Fish, Perfect.

I think this one speaks for itself.

2.) “Welcome to Katz Motel. I’m Katz.” Night at the Katz Motel.

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Who knows? Maybe Katz was behind this door.

This is Katz first line. I love Katz. He’s my favorite villain on the show. He’s like Hannibal Lecter except he’s a cat and he doesn’t eat people, as far as I know. He also has a kickass theme song.

1.) And my number one favorite Courage the Cowardly Dog quote is…

What can I say? Courage makes screaming sound good, and every time Courage screams, it shows it in a different way. That’s pretty creative, considering that Courage screams at least five times per episode.

And that’s my list! Hope you enjoyed. Feel free to post your favorite Courage the Cowardly Dog quotes or episodes.

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Who else wants to see a spin-off of Katz? Just me? Okay then.

My Top 10 Iroh Quotes

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I loved watching Avatar: The Last Airbender when I was younger. It was full of adventure, friendship, and laughter. And as the journey went on there was also fighting and tears. But no matter how grim things seemed, it still kept its lighthearted attitude. No other character represented this more than Uncle Iroh a wise old, man with a great sense of humor and love of tea. I’ll talk more about Uncle Iroh in a full analysis but for now I’ll just share my favorite Iroh quotes. I won’t talk much about these quotes; I’ll just let them speak for themselves.Toph_and_Iroh

10.) Hmm… Delectable tea, or deadly poison?

That is a dilemma. When Iroh says this, he has found a rare plant that could be tea or poison. It just goes to show that even Iroh can be a little impulsive, and a great love for something can backfire.

9.) The only thing better than finding something you are looking for is finding something you weren’t looking for at a great bargain!

True. Very true.

8.) It is usually best to admit mistakes when they occur, and to seek to restore honor… But not this time. Run!

Iroh says this when he sees a group of kids accidentally break someone’s window. Iroh’s wisdom fails when the crazy, angry window owner threatens violence and he advises them to run instead. This is actually part of a mini-episode in Tales of Ba Sing Se. His story in the tale is really funny but also really sad. It’s a great watch.

7.) So this is how the great Commander Zhao acts in defeat? Disgraceful. Even in exile, my nephew is more honorable than you. Thanks again for the tea. It was delicious.

Insulting someone while still being somewhat friendly…awesome!

6.) Who would have thought that, after all these years, I would return to the scene of my greatest military disgrace…As a tourist!

Even when talking about something gloomy he can still be positive. Also, I think Iroh is a believer of poetic justice.

5.) History is not always kind to its subjects.

4.) At my age there is really only one big surprise left, and I’d just as soon leave it a mystery.

He’s just so cheerful when he says this.

3.) You must never give into despair. Allow yourself to slip down that road and you surrender to your lowest instincts. In the darkest times, hope is something you give yourself. That is the meaning of inner strength.

2.) Life happens whether you want it too or not.

1.) It is important to draw wisdom from many different places. If we take it from only one place, it becomes rigid and stale. Understanding others, the other elements, and the other nations will help you become whole.

That’s my whole philosophy…well it’s a big chunk of my philosophy.

And that’s my list. Feel free to comment on your own favorite Iroh quotes or from Avatar: The Last Airbender in general.

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My Top 10 Shadow the Hedgehog Quotes

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Here is a list of my favorite quotes of my favorite character of the Sonic franchise, Shadow the Hedgehog, and a short explanation of why they are my favorite. Some of these I explained in my Shadow the Hedgehog Character Analysis so I won’t say anymore on them. Warning! There will be spoilers.

10.)   Damn! Not here! Shadow the Hedgehog.

Shadow says this whenever you fall to your death. It’s not really one of my favorites but I’ve heard it so much (Damn you, Homing Attack!) I thought I’d go ahead and include it anyway.

9)   A super-dimensional being? Heh, this might even be a fair fight! Sonic ‘06

Shadow got the right attitude! He says this right before fighting the final boss. I just like this one because of how cocky Shadow’s being.

8.)   Where’s that DAMN fourth Chaos Emerald!? Shadow the Hedgehog.

Yeah, where is that DAMN Emerald. It’s so DAMN hard to find! I’ve been running in a straight line for so DAMN long! I hope I find it soon because I’m so DAMN hungry! You’d think you’d be able to find at least one DAMN food stand in a DAMN amusement park, but finding one of those is as hard to find that DAMN fourth Emerald. Oh there it is Tails has it. DAMN! He crashed for no reason. And he crashed so DAMN far! I guess it’s more DAMN running for me. DAMN!

7.)   Behold the ultimate power! Shadow the Hedgehog

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Behold, the ultimate wallpaper!

Shadow says this whenever the Hero gauge is full. I loved both Chaos Control and Chaos Blast. It certainly made boss battles easier.

6.)    Hmph… There’s no way I’d lose to someone like him who blames their own failures on the past, Sonic Rivals.

Another line of Shadow being cocky.

5.)   Omega is a good friend. If anything has happened to him, I will be very upset, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood.

See! Shadow does have a heart.

4.)   The builders never understand how their creations truly feel, Sonic Battle.

I can’t remember exactly when he said this but I think it was near the end of the game. I think this line speaks for itself.

3.)   Even if my memories aren’t real, I’m still me, Shadow. And I will fulfill my promise to Maria. That’s the only thing that matters to me now, Sonic Adventure 2.

Shadow says when Rouge tells him what he might not be the “ultimate life form.” I like this one because it just shows how strong his overall character is and how strong his bond with Maria was. He might be a fake but his friendship with Maria certainly felt real to him. Of course he also says this when he’s still trying to destroy the Earth.

2.)    Maria… this is what you wanted, right? This is my promise I made to you… Sonic Adventure 2.

Shadow says this at the end of Sonic Adventure 2 when he is falling to his death. I already explained this one in my Shadow Analysis so I won’t say anymore.

1.)   Goodbye forever… Shadow the Hedgehog…

Shadow says this at the end of Shadow the Hedgehog. I also explained this one in my Shadow Analysis.

And that’s my list! Feel free to post your favorite Shadow quotes.

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My Top 10 Silent Hill 1 & 2 Quotes

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Here is just a list of my top 10 favorite quotes from the games Silent Hill (1) and Silent Hill 2 and a short explanation of why these are my favorite quotes. Warning! There will be spoilers.

10.)   That’s strange, it’s getting darker- Harry Mason, Silent Hill.

It’s a great line to set up the game. Harry says this when he is looking for his daughter and it starts getting dark. Then sirens start going off. You’re not sure what’s going on, but you know it’s not going to be good.

9.)   I don’t want to think so, but maybe this is all just going on in my head- Harry Mason, Silent Hill.

At this point in the game, Harry is really confused. All he really wants is his daughter back and all he ever gets are Lisa Garland’s frantic pleas, Dahlia Gillespie’s riddles, and Cybil Bennett’s statements of disbelief, oh yeah and monsters. He’s starting to question his sanity but there’s nothing to do but dive deeper and deeper into the mystery of Silent Hill.

SH2mariaInPrison8.)   James, honey… did something happen to you…? After we got separated in that long hallway…? Are you confusing me with someone else…? Maria, Silent Hill 2.

Maria says this when James finds her after she has been killed by Pyramid Head. Wait, what? After this scene the audience is just as confused as James is.

7.)   Herein lies the mother’s womb, containing the power to create life, Dahlia  Gillespie, Silent Hill.

Dahlia says this in a flashback near the end of the game. This scene shows just how twisted Dahlia is and reveals how Silent Hill became what it is now.

6.) Killing a person ain’t no big deal. Just put the gun to their head… POW! – Eddie Drombrowski,
Silent Hill 2.

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This line speaks for itself. The way Eddie looks when he says this, not just how he says it, is really creepy. It’s clear that he gone completely psyco.

5.)   You see it too? For me, it’s always like this- Angela Orosco, Silent Hill 2.

Angela probably has the most depressing and messed up backstory next to Alessa Gillespie. James saves her twice throughout the game, once in the Blue Creek Apartments where he convinces her not to kill herself and once from a monstrous version of her dad in the labyrinth, but in the end she decides that her life is not worth living and ascends up a burning staircase, presumably to her death. This was really sad because I wanted Angela to be able to move on with her life, but she was too broken for that to happen.

4.)   You better do something for that cough- James Sunderland, Silent Hill 2.

Of all the multiple endings Silent Hill 2 has, this one is the most haunting. James says this to Maria after she coughs as they are leaving Silent Hill. This hints that James never learned or refuses to learn anything after his experience in Silent Hill and the events that led up to his visit to Silent Hill are doomed to repeat themselves.

3.)   Harry, I get it now, why I’m still alive even though everyone else is dead- Lisa Garland, Silent Hill.lisa

Lisa says this to Harry right before she reveals what she has realized about herself. This whole scene is really creepy and sad.

2.)   In my restless dreams, I see that town. Silent Hill- Mary Sunderland, Silent Hill 2.

This is the opening line for both the beginning of Mary’s letter to James and the beginning of Silent Hill 2. It’s a perfect line to set up the game and Mary’s full letter that James gets at the end is both sad and uplifting.

1.)   Have you seen a girl? Short—

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Here’s the real number one: I was weak. That’s why I needed you… Needed someone to punish me for my sins… But that’s all over now. I know the truth. Now it’s time to end this. – James Sunderland.

James says this after he realizes what’s going on. It’s really inspiring to see some    face and fight, literally, their own sins.

And that’s my list! Hope you enjoyed skipping down the dimly-lit, corpse-filled, monster-infested street called memory lane. Feel free to post your favorite Silent Hill quotes.

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Character Analysis: Charlie

Warning! The following contains major spoilers for the movie All Dogs Go to Heaven.

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A majority of my favorite animated childhood movies are Disney movies, but one of my favorite favorites is not a Disney movie (though I did think it was a Disney movie when I was a kid) but a Don Bluth movie. All Dogs Go to Heaven is one of my favorite favorites because it is a children’s movie but it doesn’t treat children like children. It treats its audience as more like grown-ups. It has deep, underlining grown-up-like themes and issues, and has (almost) equal parts of both dark and light-hearted moments. But of course it is the journey of the main character Charlie that really moves me. And I know that Charlie was in All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 and the All Dogs Go to Heaven TV show; but I never saw the show and I don’t remember much of 2, so I’m just going to talk about Charlie’s character in Don Bluth’s original All Dogs Go to Heaven.

charlie selfishCharlie starts out as a little bit selfish and a little bit devious. He runs a business with a dog named Carface but he’s more interested in having fun than running a business. He gambles. He drinks. He smokes. He sings. He does whatever to have fun even though it gets him into trouble from time to time. But all that changes when Carface decides he doesn’t want to have Charlie around, so he gets Charlie drunk and runs him over with a car.

Since all dogs go to Heaven by default, Charlie ends up in Heaven, but Charlie does not believe that life in Heaven will be very fun. He returns to Earth, but in doing so, forfeits Heaven forever. Of course he’s mad at Carface for killing him, but he decides to have revenge on him by building a more successful business than Carface. Itchy, Charlie’s friend, tells him about a “monster” in Carface’s basement. The “monster” turns out to be a little girl named Ann-Marie who can talk to animals. Charlie convinces the girl to go with him by promising to treat her better than Carface does, but intends to use her for the same purposes Carface does and ends up treating her about the same.

Ann-Marie is a little bit suspicious of this so he comes up with many lies and schemes to keep her around. These include: buying her new clothes, promising to give money to the poor, promising to find her a new home and family, and pretending to be sick. Eventually, Carface finds out that Charlie is alive and has Ann-Marie. He attacks Itchy and destroys Charlie’s new business. A hurt Itchy confronts Charlie and a defensive Charlie claims he doesn’t care about Ann-Marie. Ann, of course, overhears and runs away, resulting in her capture.

charlie's goodbyeBut Charlie does care for Ann and runs to her aid. During the rescue, Charlie’s watch that he got from Heaven and the only thing keeping him alive, falls into the water and he dies before he can reach it. He visits Ann-Marie one last time before facing is final fate: Hell. But the angel dog tells him he can return to Heaven because he sacrificed himself to save Ann. He has a few final words with Ann and returns to Heaven.

What makes Charlie’s story so powerful is that at the beginning, he could go to Heaven but he didn’t exactly deserve it and he rejects it, but at the end he changed his attitude and redeems himself. He didn’t change too much but he did learn to care for someone else so much, that he was willing to give up his happiness for her, and that is what earned him his place in Heaven.

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All Dogs Go to Heaven may not be appropriate for all ages (the Hell nightmare might be a little scary for younger kids), but it’s still one of my favorite movies. It’s a good story with decent music, wonderful animation (for its time), and an inspiring underline theme. I consider it to be Don Bluth’s best work next to the original Land Before Time and the Secret of Nimh.

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And remember, “You can’t keep a good dog down!”

Dynamic Duos: Jak and Daxter

Warning! The following will contain major spoilers for the original video game trilogy Jak and Daxter.

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Of all the games I played in my childhood, the Jak and Daxter trilogy has to be my favorite. Jak and Daxter are the most fun and bad-ass heroic duo I know, and I consider them to be one of the best. They complement each other perfectly. Jak is bold and serious, but is easily angered and a little rash. Still, he always does his best to help out his friends. Daxter isn’t as brave as Jak but I wouldn’t call him cowardly, he has his own brand of courage. He’s more lighthearted than Jak often making sarcastic remarks (though both can be sarcastic at times), telling tall tales, or hitting on women. He’s the perfect example of a good comic relief character.

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No offence Daxter, but you look better as an ottsel.

It is implied that Jak and Daxter have been friends since childhood, but we never know how they meet or became friends. Still, they have a very strong bond and have more of a brotherly relationship (I like to think of them as brothers). Except in the spin-off game, Daxter, and when Jak was in prison, Jak and Daxter are always seen together.

Their adventure begins when Jak and Daxter go to Misty Island against Samos’s orders. There, Jak accidentally knocks Daxter into a pit of dark eco. Daxter comes out as a ferret/weasel thing called an ottsel. They travel around the world to find a way to change Daxter back to his original form, but they don’t. They do find something that may or may not change him back but Daxter reluctantly decides to use it against the main villains of the game, Gol and Mia. Even though Jak is the cause of Daxter’s transformation, he doesn’t blame him too much and eventually he learns to deal with it.

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I will eat your babies!

Now Jak in the first game was a completely different Jak than the Jak in the last two games. He was kinder and not as rash but he still brave and he loved adventure. But he had very little personality; he was mostly just an avatar the player controlled. Jak become his own character in the sequel, Jak 2. At the beginning of this game, Jak, Daxter, Keira, and Samos are sent to another world and get separated. Jak gets captured and is experimented on. Even though it takes two years, Daxter does manage to rescue him. Though when he does, he learns very quickly that Jak has changed. Through the dark eco experiments, Jak has gained the ability to transform into “dark Jak,” but it’s not under his full control. The rest of the game has our heroes trying to find their back home while also trying to get revenge on the Baron. Eventually, they find out that the world they were sent to is actually their world in the future. At the end, they find out that they can’t go back to the past because the boy they met at the beginning was actually young Jak, and he and young Samos are the ones who need to go back to the past. Don’t think about it too much, time travel is always confusing. But our heroes are more than happy to stay with all the new friends (and let’s not forget all the new toys they collected) over the course of the game.

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Life is good.

In Jak 3, it seems that the people of Haven are not too happy about having a mutant rage monster in their city, so they throw Jak into the desert. Jak doesn’t want Daxter to be banished with him but Daxter tags along anyway, proving once again how inseparable these two are. Luckily, they are rescued by the Wastelanders of the desert city Spargus. The rest of the game has our heroes trying to clear their name by saving Haven, Spargus, and the world from rampaging robots, bloodthirsty Metal Heads, Dark Precursors, and a crazed cyborg. Jak also gains new dark eco powers as well as light eco powers over the course of the game, which is pretty cool because you get to stop time and fly! At the end of the game, Jak has the chance to explore the universe with the Precursors, but he decides to remain behind with Daxter, who stays because he now has two things he’s been wanting since game one: pants and a girlfriend. It is then suggested that they go on many new and exciting adventures together.

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I mean Dark Daxter? Really? I think some things are best left in fan-fiction.

I had always hoped Naughty Dog would at least make one more Jak and Daxter game (I wasn’t impressed with High Impact’s Lost Frontier) that wasn’t a racing game but alas this never happened. Oh well, I guess it wasn’t meant to be. But I am pretty satisfied with Jak 3’s ending and at least there’s the remastered HD version. I love Jak and Daxter and I love their games. They are fun and simple, and these two characters add a certain charm to their games that I find it impossible not to love them. Even now I still enjoy playing this trilogy from time to time, even though I know where everything is, how to beat all the challenges, and how the stories and the characters progress. I just love them and I think they are worth playing over and over again.

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