Ergo Proxy: A Series Review

 

If you are a frequent visitor or have encountered my blog by accident due to your affinity to anime – then you are familiar that I have written a few anime centered pieces.

I found countless of videos and articles calling Ergo Proxy an underrated show. It may my brain spin because this series is smart, brilliant and deserves more exposure. I also asked myself…what the heck was I doing in 2006 that I missed this series?

It is not kid friendly, it is pure drama set in a cyberpunk utopia thousands of years in the future. Humans and androids (AutoReiv) coexist in domes. Earth has been destroyed, so domes came into play. Humans exists in a controlled environment. Androids are assigned to families; they are an Alexa or Siri that can move around. But, they are built to obey.

Then we meet, Re-L Mayer. She is an investigator and the protagonist of the series. Her current assignment is to undercover a series of murders involving a virus that attacks androids system. This virus causes the android gain awareness and it leads to murder. In her investigation and her partner, Iggy (android) meets an immigrant  that works for the government to gain citizenship named Vincent Law.

Law is introduced as nervous, yet smart employee. Suddenly, Mayer is attacked by a mysterious creature called, Proxy.  However, no one believes her. Her companion, Iggy has his memory deleted of the event. As time progresses, more attacks occur and somehow Vincent Law is connected although he persists he is innocent.

Overall, the series examines concepts found in well known films such as I, Robot, The Matrix and Blade Runner. Futuristic complexities that involves artificial intelligence and how the world might look like after world destruction.

Why is it a must watch?

This series is incredibly underrated. Although it consists of 23 episodes, each episode unravels cleverly a clue to Re-L doubts. And realizing her life has been like a dome. Now, leaving the dome is as difficult knowing the absolute truth. In terms of design and style, everything fits like a glove. The dark colors contrasted her pale skin and her vibrant blue eye-shadow making her character present. In comparison, Law goes slowly through physical and personality changes too leading to the end of the series. For a short story, it is action packed and it never has a dull moment. Even those instances of calm, there was always a small storm brewing in its story line.

10/10

P.S. Re-L looks like Amy Lee from the band, Evanescence.

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Romantic-Comedies Films that Modern Technology Would Have Ruined…

Remember the good ol’days when films like You’ve Got Mail or The Notebook made us believe in romanticism? Not to dismiss the current Hollywood curriculum, but older films could last five second with today’s technology and also the appearance of Facebook and Google…it’s a bit hard to hide…even Linkedin can demystify certain information about yourself.

Here’s the list of romantic-comedies films that modern technology would have ruined…

A Cinderella Story

(2004) Austin (Michael Chad-Murray) has an online pen pal which confides to. He is popular, but unhappy. He goes to the school dance and dances with a mysterious girl. The unnamed Cinderella aka Sam (Hilary Duff) drops her flip phone after the school dance. Austin finds the phone, but every girl claims to own the phone. The hunt begins and finds out after an hour later into the film…it was Sam all along. Happy ending.

(Today) Austin (Michael Chad-Murry) finds the phone and it does not have a pass-code, so he can access her pictures. Oh, bleep! It’s Sam’s phone and by the way she has the same app where he confides with his pen pal. Opens the app and reveals she is his pen pal as well. Returns the phone to the school office and needs counseling because now he has trust issues. Sam gets her phone back and the lady of the office is bitter and does not reveal who found her phone. Sam feels relieved, yet she finally adds a pass-code. End of story.

(Alternative version) Sam has a pass-code, but Austin has a friend that has an IT degree meaning that he can hack into the phone and still needs counseling because he still has the same reaction as the previous version. End of story.

You’ve Got Mail

(1998) Kathleen (Meg Ryan) logs into her AOL email account and navigates to the chat room for ’30 something’ and often chats with NY152. Little does Kathleen knows her chatroom friend is her nemesis, Joe (Tom Hanks) and will destroy her little book shop.

(Today) Kathleen (Meg Ryan) wonders who is NY152 on reddit. Does a google search and links to Joe Fox…her nemesis! or finds his Instagram or Facebook account. Again, end of story. End of story

(Alternative) Joe Fox would have been the owner of Fox Cafe corporation, while Kathleen was the owner of her mother’s cafe shop. And it would still have the same outcome. End of story.

While You Were Sleeping

Buena Vista

(1995) Lucy (Sandra Bullock) is infatuated by a passenger named Peter (Peter Gallagher). As an employee of the CTA, she sees him everyday. He has an accident and takes him to the hospital. His family aren’t connected, but Lucy lies saying that she is his fiancee.

(Today) Although Peter’s family are not too connected; they are aware of his activities via Twitter. Lucy the CTA employee that has a crush on Peter, claims that she is his fiancee. The family knows she is lying. His last status was ‘Loving my girlfriend, Ashley’ and that was posted a day before his accident. Peter wakes up places a restraining order against Lucy.  End of story.

Runaway Bride

Paramount Pictures

(1999) Maggie (Julia Roberts) aka The Runaway Bride has become a tabloid sensation because her escape was caught on tape. Ike (Richard Gere) a columnist wrote an article about her, but had factual errors. To redeem himself, he begins to write an in-depth article about her and falls for her. After a lengthy discovery that they are in love with each other, they marry on top of a mountain to prevent her from escaping.

(Today) The Runaway Bride has taken social media by storm. Ike, an online writer wants to vlog her because his previous contains errors about her, but falls for her. Because of her ways, he adds her phone number into his account and clicks Find iPhone. Luckily, he did not use the app because she does not runaway. Their story gets a million hits with her accomplished wedding. End of story.

 

Serendipity

Miramax

(2001) Sara (Kate Beckinsale) and Jonathan (John Cussack) meet during the Christmas season and exchange phone numbers on a $5 bill. Sara hides it in a book and if found they are meant for each other. Years later, he finds the bill and finds her kissing a man, but its her twin sister. After confusion and ending his engagement, Sara and Jonathan stay together.

(Today) Sara (Kate Beckinsale) and Jonathan (John Cussack) meet during the Christmas season and exchange phone numbers on a Starbucks receipt. Sara hides it in a book and if found they are meant for each other. He is unable to find the bill, yet finds her on Facebook. They maintain in contact and stay together. End of story.

How to Loose a Guy in Ten Days

Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

Paramount Pictures

(2003) Andie (Kate Hudson) writes the column How To… Her next assignment is to How To Loose a Guy in Ten Days. During a party, she meets Ben (Mathew McConaughey) an executive in advertisement that is also on a mission. To make any woman fall in love with him to win the new diamond campaign. And he also wants to prove that he knows what romanticism is! The battle begins, Andie drives Ben crazy. They fall in love, but discovers their real intentions. They split; however, Ben wants Andie back. He learns that she quits her job. Plans to move to DC if her job interview is successful. He chases her while she is stuck in traffic. They rekindle and stay together.

(Today) …Ben Facetime her friend and arrives to her apartment weeks before she leaves. Although he tries to make her stay, Andie reminds him that she no longer has a job. She goes to the interview of her dream job and he moves to DC with her a few months later. End of story.

The Airport Scene

There are countless of films that have used this scenario…the clip will explain it better than I can. And I was very pleased that Not Another Teen Movie mocks this cliche. As a child (maybe I’ve always been somewhat sarcastic), but I knew how airports work because I’ve been through a few… #1 its tough to chase someone without security chasing after you. #2 Traffic is always hell, it is unlikely to find the person on time #3 Getting a last minute ticket…not gonna happen #4 persuading security to let you go through because you need to profess your love to someone is like stating I am a stalker! And if you are not familiar with the song Careless Whisper when George Michael chases after his fiance at the private airport…yeah he does not make it on time. Even George Michael was aware his fictional version would not make it on time. In real life, he/she would block your number (also social media accounts) and it is best to let it go.

 

 

I do want to point it out majority of these films, I have seen and loved. Before throwing fire at this article, it is meant for humor. Also, it points out how scenarios would play very differently with today’s technology and the way we communicate. Romantic comedies are almost a dead art in current main stream cinema. Hallmark is a network that continues to create films of this genre. As for major film companies have not released a major film of this category in years. Of course the major question here is…would it work in today’s society? They would have to do major changes before making this move.

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Transparency

Year 8032

I want you to know what twelve students sees in a class with their pads and using touch-less pens experience. Classes are fully virtual, yet all students can communicate through holograms and mind communication. What is mind communication you might ask? An individual can activate their communication device or a phone by thinking of their chosen key word and the system recognizes it. Immediately, it starts sending a message without the hassle of typing or dictating it out loud. Only privileged families can access this technology. Also lower income fellows can purchase it, but at a very high rate and tax. The system updates every six months. Not so different from earlier times when people would wait in a long line and get the new iPhone.

Pardon for my segue. I found it necessary for the individual reading this understands my era. Going back to the classroom, finally humans managed to drain what was left of earth and started to experiment on my homeland, Mars. For many eons, my people found a way to trick humans until they maintained contact with a family that found their traps. These traps were magazines, audio books to get them to learn their language and earthlings succeeded.

As many e-text books explain it as a friendly agreement between martians and humans. Although earthlings and martians have grown to build beautiful families and brilliant children; nonetheless, pure humans are viewed as a standard of respect, beauty and the ideal representation of this planet.

As a Mars native, my people never called themselves martians because it may make sense for the outsiders. It does not make sense for those like me that only knows Mars as their homeland.

What baffles me is seeing my children’s assignments. I cannot explain how history has been written over and over with lively lies. Friends do not invade peoples homes and destroy its nature. Let me clarify an interesting fact about earthlings and earth. Earth still exists. It is not fully abandoned, it still has a large population, but almost extinct of natural resources.

Governments and affluent families created a lottery to get permission to come to Mars. It has come to my attention that the majority of professors, caretakers, nurses and other dominant public positions are mainly held by earthlings. This is not a coincidence. I have earthling friends, families that are half earthling and martian (to help you understand)…yet, our situation is neo-colonialism. Earthlings deny this very harshly; as a reminder, my people already lived here and we already had a society, culture, advanced technology, medicine and education. In addition, we live way longer! Martians life expectancy is around 4,000 to 6,000 years old.

I still remember when the friendly agreement happened! We were attacked when the Mars Prime Minister denied Earths government wanting to purchase the planet. And they won! Because we are pacifists and swore to never carryout wars! But, it was not won because of guns and bombs (well partially). They brought diseases we never had making their medicine a must for our survival. Our science is advanced; was not prepared for these unknown bacteria.

What earthlings discovered the fountain of youth is just regular water and fruit. The oxygen is pure and 90% free of pollution. Mars are strong believers of zero waste, renewable energy and correct recycling (based on what I have heard from my earthling friends…they do it incorrectly).

Mars is not independent. Mars is a colony. I speak your tongue because I was forced to learn it. I cannot deny that without your language, I would be unable to speak to my wife. I stand here not demonizing earthlings. The people of Mars wishes to regain what was once ours.

We welcome everyone, free of borders and free of wars. I just cannot stand knowing that my children are in school – they trustfully believe this artificial history. It is not new that many history repeats itself and often this repetition is not glamours. It is often shameful.

Let my words be a story of caution for those that are not yet in my time. Make your history a better one. Write one that is filled with positive growth and stellar examples.

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Pinky By the Ocean

I have a pup named Pinky and she’s very…very…very energetic. For some reason I compare her strong energy with the song, Cake by the Ocean by DNCE. I adore both, so with the inspiration of the song (I clarify, I am crediting the writers of the song Robin Fredriksson; Mattias Larsson; Joe Jonas; Justin Tranter) because two phrases of the song will appear in this miniature story called Pinky by the Ocean.

    Pinky by the Ocean

Pinky was sitting on top of a cake by the ocean*

She met the little mermaid

She bit her tail because she’s f***ing crazy*

The End

I’m sure if in any universe this possibility would happen…she would bite a mermaid’s tail.

 

 

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Not an Original

 

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Been reaching to the stars

Trying to keep my toes away
From the darken mars

Outlets tell me, I shouldn’t listen to the other games

But, do feel ashamed, when the truth touches my mind

Oh, how can I defy!

I’m starting to believe I am not an original

I try to keep away

From the unwritten script

Although those lines are never straight

How can I learn to behave?

Without feeling grey…

There is never an in-between

There’s always two road ways

I don’t know how to pick
Even though I try

I try to keep my toes away
From the darken mars

Oh, how can I defy!

How can I learn to fly?

Don’t need a pilot license to realize…

I’m starting to believe I am not an original…

And that’s okay

Original Poetry only found and created by Alsy365

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Luis Miguel: Biography Gets the Hollywood Treatment

Luis Miguel trailer serie autorizada de Telemundo

Photo: Roger K Snider

Altanera, preciosa y orgullosa
Haughty, precious and proud
No permite la quieran consolar
Does not allow comfort
Pasa luciendo su real majestad
Walking her royal majesty
Pasa, camina y nos mira sin vernos jamas
Passing, walking and sees us without looking
La Bikina composed by Ruben Fuentes

As described in the famous song, La Bikina the crooner, Luis Miguel’s personal life may have plenty similarities with one of his songs. He is one of the most recognized voices in the past two decades with a successful career since childhood. The Mexican singer’s life has always been under the scope of the paparazzi; although, he has talent and fame – Miguel’s career and life has been fueled by mysteries mixed with scandals.

The singer has always maintained a poised composure on stage; behind the scenes, the singer definitely survived a difficult childhood starring with the disappearance of his mother. Up to this date, it is unknown her whereabouts or if she is alive. During his teenage years, Luis Miguel’s fame skyrocketed into international fame and has not stopped until recent years because of health complications and financial troubles.

Netflix & Telemundo

Many reporters, magazines and authors have written unauthorized biographies; however, no one has reached out and receive the singers seal of approval. Until now, Telemundo, Netflix, Gato Grande Productions and MGM presents the authorized biography of Luis Miguel.

Diego Boneta well known for his recent works in Scream Queens and Rock of Ages will interpret the singer. Other recognized actors and actresses includes Juan Pablo Zurita (JuanPa YouTube Comedian personality), Camila Sodi (Compadres), Oscar Jaenada (Snatched) and the introduction of Izan Llunas (finalist of The Voice Kids: Spain) as Luis Miguel in his childhood.

Personally, I have been looking forward for this project because I have been two of his concerts and I’ve grown up listening to his music since I was in my mother’s womb (I am not kidding here). But, also, I’ve followed his career and just like millions of fans have known what Luis Miguel has allowed for the public eye to know about him.

Romances

When it comes to his musical career, without a doubt the Mexican singer is the Hispanic Frank Sinatra and this also includes a scandalous personal life.

He has had many romances and dated many women throughout his life. His notorious relationships have been with Daisy Fuentes (model, designer and TV host), Mariah Carey, Myrka DeLlanos (journalist and TV host), Sofia Vergara, Stephanie Salas (singer) whom they had a daughter and Aracelly Arambula (actress and singer) whom they had two children.

As tumultuous his personal life has been so far; he has also made unfortunate choices. Tabloids have mentioned on various occasions that he did not help his children financially. Michelle Salas his oldest daughter after a brief relationship with Stephanie Salas has had tons of speculations on how or why it occurred. Salas grandmother stated, they were not dating at the time. They’ve known each other since they were children. She gave birth to her childhood friend’s daughter. It did take many decades for Luis to formally recognize Michelle as his biological daughter.

Years later, he meets Aracelly Arambula. She once stated about their relationship, If I wrote the story about our romance; It would be a best seller because it was unique and beautiful. Of course I met the love of my life, we have two children. But for now, the specific details only Aracelly knows. Like most love stories, it did have its ups and downs. The biggest disappointment that went viral was the demand for child support.

The demand took the media by storm, but as shown in recent Instagram pictures shared by the actress, they’ve reached an agreement. Arambula like Luis has been under the spotlight at a very young age and continues to work on successful projects with Telemundo. She can be seen as the host of Master Chef Latino.

Between success, family; there was also more lawsuits. Last year, the manager of another prominent singer, Alejandro Fernandez sued Luis Miguel for breach of contract. He failed to appear in court, but the lawsuit was settled with Fernandez victory. Lastly, El Sol de Mexico (The Sun of Mexico) has also faced health issues preventing him to complete compromises and resulted in concert cancellations.

The Present

Luis Miguel is back on track with a new album and a new biographical series. By far, his biography is getting the Hollywood treatment. Still, much like his life – the release of his series has also been disputed by two Hispanic television giants such as Telemundo and Univision-Televisa.

January of 2017, both giants announced the development of the projects. Except the not so tiny detail that Gato Grande Productions already had the exclusive rights of the biography. Meaning that any outside source not working with Gato Grande Productions would be unauthorized.

The Univision project was moving forward until its sudden cancellation on August 2017. December 2017, Telemundo & Netflix dropped both on television and online the first trailer presenting the series. The first trailer is Luis Miguel announcing both English and in Spanish. Now, more trailers have premiered featuring Diego Boneta as Luis Miguel in his youth.

As Luis Miguel says on the first trailer, There are many speculations and rumors. Only I shall share the truth…

Not an official date has been shared.

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Short Stories & Poems

Hello all,

I’ve done this in the past, but now I feel more confident in expressing my thoughts beyond just articles on different focal points. I’ve written poems before, yet they never became prominent. By no means that  I am taking a break from the normal format. Let’s say, its an addition.

Why? The question is in reality why not. It is long over-due. Over the years, Alsy365 have changed over the years. One main theme has been reviews of all styles. Mainly fashion and film or television.

Now, it is a new chapter to this online-saga of excitement.

Thank you because you are the inspiration.

Sincerely,

Alsy365

 

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