Short Stories Schedule For Next Month

Happy Valentines Day of 2019 everybody! Even though I did say a long time ago that I was going to self-publish some short stories on my Booksie page for this February, I have sadly gotten way too overwhelemed and distracted by other things to where I feel it is better to wait until next month (March 2019) to self-publish them instead. I hope everybody is going to be okay with this, and here is a quick release date schedule about what short stories I will have on my Booksie page, as well as when they are specifically available to read for next month.

-Arcadian Lord Lycaon (3/9/2019)

-The Demon Of Minos (3/16/2019)

-Gevaudan’s Monstrosity (3/23/2019)

Before I ever forget to say so, I must let everyone reading this know that it could be possible that I may not be able to upload these three short stories due to various reasons that may happen next month. I promise to keep you all updated if such things happen though, but I will always be grateful knowing that plenty of people will read my short stories regardless.


Dragon Ball Super: Broly Review by Eugene Alejandro

Dragon Ball Super: Broly is a 2018 Japanese animated feature film by Toei Animation, and was made into an English Dub by Funimation Films (which is the version I’m reviewing by the way), and was distributed theatrically for an official USA release by 20th Century Fox for the year; 2019 (January 16th, 2019 to be more specific). The movie’s screenplay (or script however you’d like to call it) is also written by the creator of the Dragon Ball franchise; Akira Toriyama (thus making this entire movie canon to the whole franchise).

The primary plot of the film without going into any spoilers is that after Universe 7 won the tournament of power seen in the Dragon Ball Super anime TV series and manga (that’s not a spoiler by the way as even a lot of the official marketing and advertising for the film explained this even before it come out in theaters), Frieza (who participated in the tournament of power, and was brought back to life as a reward), still wants revenge against Goku and Vegeta, so he ends up discovering two lost surviving Saiyans named Paragus, and Broly (who this movie is named after) thanks to some of his own troops finding them on a deserted planet.

With Broly’s immense power, Frieza now decides take advantage of the opportunity to use Broly in order to have him kill both Goku, and Vegeta, but perhaps there is a whole lot more to Broly’s power than anyone else can even realize.

Before I begin explaining my thoughts on the film in great detail, I must also point out that there is also another story that happens in the movie that while it does a very good job at connecting to the rest of the movie (as well as the main franchise’s continuity), I prefer to not to say too much about it for this review as I really do want people to see Dragon Ball Super: Broly without it being ruined, and I will explain why I say such.

I usually like to start with positive aspects, but for this review, I prefer to start it off with some minor nitpicks worth mentioning since I did notice them when seeing this movie in a big screen theater, and they thankfully don’t contain spoilers.

The first is that while the movie does acknowledge the fact it takes place after the Universal Survival Saga, I felt the movie didn’t explain that too well as it mostly came off as a short mention, which isn’t a bad thing, but for those watching the film that have never seen that story arc in Dragon Ball Super, a lot of confusion is bound to occur.

The second nitpick is that since this movie does have a slightly different art style to its animation, while it is indeed good to look at for a theatrically-released film, I wasn’t really too impressed with how the character of Beerus looked since I felt that in some scenes, this face looked like that of a Dog’s as opposed to a cat. But again, it’s only a nitpick as opposed to a major part of the film.

Now on to the positives since there are indeed lots of them I want to talk about for this review. As I already mentioned, the animation and the art style presented in Dragon Ball Super: Broly are great to look at, and truly show the amount of money, effort, and passion that was put into it looking nice (despite my nitpick about Beerus’s new design). One thing to mention about the animation before I forget is that there are small moments where CGI (Computer-Generated-Images) is used for some scenes, and they surprisingly look ever good and never detract from the hand-drawn animation.

The fights scenes were simply epic and really help add to the martial arts feel the series is most well-known for thanks to them being very fast-paced, but never in a way they were hard to follow.

The English Dub provided by Funimation Films was done very well with each voice actor displaying a good voice performance, and each of the voices matching the respective characters very well. At the time of me making this review, I haven’t seen this movie in Japanese with English subtitles yet, so I sadly cannot say if the original Japanese voice acting was also good, nor can I also compare it to the English Dub. But from what I’ve seen, the English Dub is still very good to hear.

The soundtrack provided by Norihito Sumitomo in Dragon Ball Super: Broly is extremely energetic for all the right reasons, and fits a martial arts sci fi action movie such as this very well.

As for the overall story concerning the main plot of the film (and just the whole movie in general), it isn’t anything way too unique for those unfamiliar with Dragon Ball, but the story is indeed a fun joyride to those who are fans of Dragon Ball as it contains all the ingredients necessary to make a fun Dragon Ball movie (there are also a lot of fun little “Easter Eggs” present in the film).

Dragon Ball Super: Broly may only appeal to hardcore Dragon Ball fans in the sense that it does require lots of knowledge about the franchise to fully (and truly) appreciate it, but it is still a very fun and entertaining film that I had the honor to watch in a big screen American cinema, and I can most certainly recommend it to Dragon Ball fans since it is also canon to the franchise.

I give Dragon Ball Super: Broly Two Thumbs Up, and 5/5 Stars.

My New Facebook Page For 2019

In January 8th, 2019, I will have a brand new Facebook page simply titled “Eugene Alejandro”, which is going to be dedicated to all of my story writing that I am currently self-publishing on Booksie. In regards to sharing my Booksie material on this Facebook page, it’ll be made very easy since Facebook pages allow the creators and owners to schedule posts on specific dates and times. When the “Eugene Alejandro” Facebook page is finally made, I promise to post a schedule about when each chapter of Omukade will be shared on the page for other people to see. Until then though, thank you all for helping me achieve my dreams and goals before 2018 ends, and I also promise to post more updates about my upcoming new Facebook page if possible on Facebook, Twitter, and DeviantArt. Also, anything regarding my future work that relates to comic book and novel writing will keep on happening in 2019, and I’ll be sure you will all be updated about such if possible. If you would like to, please check out the links listed down below.

My Official Twitter Page


Clash of The Titans (1981) Review by Eugene Alejandro

Disclaimer: For the sake of this review, I will NOT be comparing it to the 2010 remake as I only want to review the original 1981 version on its own.

Clash of The Titans from the 1981 is the very last movie that the legendary Ray Harryhausen worked on before retiring, and for this to be his last movie, it most certainly still leaves a good impression to this day as I’ll say right now that Clash of The Titans (1981) truly is a work of art.

Without (hopefully) going into spoilers, the original Clash of The Titans film is loosely based on the Perseus story, and is actually pretty faithful to it despite some changes and differences. With Ray Harryhausen working on this movie to help create the special effects using stop-motion, its obvious that the effects are going to be phenomenal and they truly are to the point that they still hold up even to this day thanks to the hard work Ray Harryhausen put into them.

The acting from the entire cast is also very good with each actor and actress giving in a wonderful performance. The soundtrack by Laurence Rosenthal is outstanding and fits the tone of this film very well. Another thing I should mention is that the film-makers did an excellent job at making the movie feel like it belongs in an ancient Greek setting.

All I can honestly say is that if you are a Ray Harryhausen fan, and wanna see how his last movie is like, look no further as 1981’s Clash of The Titans is most certainly a masterpiece of cinematic film-making at its finest.

I give Clash of The Titans 1981 5/5 Stars, and Two Thumbs Up.

Troy The Odyssey Review by Eugene Alejandro

Troy The Odyssey is a 2017 movie from The Asylum, and is very loosely based on the story of Odysseus (and I do mean very loosely).

The Greek Myth of Odysseus is already a very well-known story, so I prefer not to go into a synopsis for this review, but while I should point out the differences between this movie and the original legend, I also feel there would be no point in doing that too much as I’ll just come out and say right now that for this review that Troy The Odyssey is a terrible movie.

Before I go on, I want to quickly clarify that my reasons for hating this film have NOTHING to do with the fact that there are a lot of changes made as Greek Mythology itself has been re-written numerous times in the long past. My real problems with Troy The Odyssey is that the overall movie is a poorly made mess from start to finish, and I truly regret having seen it even to just make this review.

Now I understand that The Asylum is a very small company so I’m aware that to some extent that I shouldn’t be so harsh towards one of their movies since it was made with a low budget, and I’m sure everyone making this movie had their hearts in the right place (so I mean no ill towards any of them at all), but since I want to review Troy The Odyssey as just a movie, I am allowed to express my own opinions when reviewing movies.

When I reviewed the 1997 movie; Hercules from Walt Disney Pictures, I did point out that I still found that movie to be very good despite a lot of the changes made to it that differ from the original Greek Myths about Hercules. To go into more detail as to why that is, it is because at least that movie was still enjoyable in my opinion despite being made for a family audience (thus explaining the changes). While Troy The Odyssey is a completely different film from that one, I will still admit that Disney’s Hercules is more respectable to Greek Mythology.

While it is a very ambitious concept to adapt the whole story of Odysseus’s many years of trying to get back to his family after the Trojan War ended, the way this movie handled it was not executed very well as while watching the film, I didn’t feel years had passed between Odysseus’s many adventures.

More aspects about Troy The Odyssey that make it a bad movie are the poor acting, and terrible special effects. Now again, I’m aware this movie is low budget, but even then, that to some extent shouldn’t excuse those negatives.

While I should go on more about Troy The Odyssey, I prefer to end this review by saying that unless you like really bad movies, I recommend staying away from Troy The Odyssey as it isn’t even so bad that its good (and I do like some films that fall into that category, so that’s saying something).

I give Troy The Odyssey 1/5 Stars, and Two Thumbs Down.

Omukade Novella Chapter Release Schedule

Update: My Booksie page for where I’ll be publishing Omukade has just been made. Please click on this link to see it:

Starting next month and in this year (November 2018 just to clarify), my novella; Omukade, will finally be published on to read for free. However, each of the 10 chapters will be posted on that site every two days a week. I fully promsie to make sure to inform everybody if I’m unable to upload a certain chapter on a scheduled date. With all of that now out of the way for now, here is the entire schedule for when each chapter of Omukade gets published on

Omukade Chapter One-11/2/2018

Omukade Chapter Two-11/7/2018

Omukade Chapter Three-11/9/2018

Omukade Chapter Four-11/14/2018

Omukade Chapter Five-11/16/2018

Omukade Chapter Six-11/21/2018

Omukade Chapter Seven-11/23/2018

Omukade Chapter Eight-11/25/2018

Omukade Chapter Nine-11/28/2018

Omukade Chapter Ten-11/30/2018

To quickly re-cap as to what Omukade will be about without going into massive spoilers, this novella is a period piece fantasy horror story very loosely based on the Japanese fairy tale; “My Lord Bag of Rice”. This plot will focus on a specific group of characters who must save the world from a massive threat that could destroy all of humanity.

The reason why I’ve chosen (as well as the read-for-free digital format) to publish this novella of mine is because I personally feel that it would be a very good way to attract a lot of people who are interested in reading my very first work of fictional story literature. Also, my own father was kind enough to edit/revise Omukade for me (which I am very grateful for).

If are also interest in following me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and DeviantArt, please be sure to do so if you’d like. Overall, thank you to everyone who has helped me achieve me this goal of mine before the year 2018 ends. I very much appreciate finally being able to make myself become an Author/Creator/Writer/Storyteller because of the love and support I have recieved from a lot of good people who truly care about me.

Disney’s Hercules Review by Eugene Alejandro

Walt Disney’s Hercules is a 1997 animated feature film musical very loosely based on the Greek Myths of Hercules. The movie is more specifically about Hercules’s journey into a becoming a hero so that he can re-unite with his original family back in Olympus while facing off against the evil Hades.

With this movie being made and released by Walt Disney Pictures despite being about the Greek character; Hercules, this movie adaptation is toned down in order to appeal to a family audience. Despite that however, this movie still manages to be a very enjoyable movie thanks to a lot good aspects about it that help make it a very fun film.

The most obvious good part of this movie is the animation. The art design was done by the legendary Gerald Sarfe, and the way Disney handled it works well for this movie as a lot of the character designs are very unique and creative, and the movements are very solid (the background work is also awesome).

Another good part about this film is that while the entire voice acting is very good, James Woods as Hades really steals the show as its clearly shown that he matches the character of Hades very well, and turns in some very fun dialogue to listen to.

While the musical numbers aren’t bad, I wouldn’t say I enjoyed them either as while the songs were good, they weren’t all too memorable for me.

So while this movie is a very toned-down version of Greek Mythology (more specifically about Hercules), Walt Disney Pictures still managed to make a very entertaining movie adaptation of the classic Greek hero that both children and adults will enjoy thanks to its beautiful animation, and amazing voice acting (most notably by James Woods).

I give this movie Two Thumbs Up, and 4/5 Stars.