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The Land Before Time Franchise

The Land Before Time franchise started in 1988 with a successful movie which I remember always renting at the video store until I got my own copy. Luckily this was the time Jurassic Park came out which brought a resurgence in dinomania and we got a sequel a year later in 1994. We ended up getting a sequel every year until the tv show began and then later again a few years later.

As a kid I kept getting overwhelmed that new movies kept coming out until I couldn’t keep up and grew up. Most would always complain about why they kept making more of them but I didn’t really mind as I was not the target audience. But being such a huge fan of the franchise as a kid, I decided to watch all the movies and well I have to say I’m impressed even if they’re not the greatest pieces of cinema. In the coming days you’ll find links to my reviews of all 14 films, tv show and more. Continue reading The Land Before Time Franchise

Layton’s Mystery Journey: Real World Puzzle Solving End

Professor Layton’s live online game of “real” puzzles called Layton’s Mystery Journey: Real World Puzzle Solving or Layton World for short launched to help promote Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy is now online. As this is a timed based web based game the story and puzzles are now lost to time; luckily I archived them all. Let’s take a look at the final part of the gamefor previous parts or for the puzzles click here.
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French Land Before Time

Growing up I was a big fan of the Land Before Time and since I recently watched all the movies I thought about finding the original movie in French to practice. Called Le Petit Dinosaure et la Vallée des merveilles in France and just Petit-Pied: le dinosaure in Quebec Canadian French to practice.

I decided to choose a few clips I found on youtube from different parts of the movie that are fairly easy to understand, especially if you’ve seen the movie before. Some of the words do go above what I can understand but I feel satisfied.

I’m actually am not sure which version I ended up watching since my ear is not trained well enough yet to differentiate between both accents but I’m fairly sure it’s from the Quebec dub. And I think all the clips I chose here are from the version I watched but I may be mistaken.

Overall the voices aren’t too bad, they mostly resemble the originals, at least with Little Foot and Ducky (named Becky here), Petri can be hit or miss depending on the line and Cera for the most part is my least favorite.

And finally I have a fandub of Diana Ross’ If We Hold On Together from the movie which is in English in the movie but this version in French by miouneTV is great and I decided to feature it here. The lyrics are below.

Paroles:

Tu es bien loin
Mais au fil des jours
Suis ton chemin
Sans faire demi-tour

Vis en croyant
En tes rêves d’enfant
Les merveilles t’attendent là-bas
Vis ton histoire
Avec foi et gloire
Garde l’espoir qu’il y a en toi

Si nous restons tous ensemble
Nos rêves deviendront éternels
Ils nous protègent
On les entend
Près du soleil
Qui nous appelle

Les âmes au vent savent comment voler
Cherchons l’étoile
Qui puisse nous guider
Là où on sera
Une fontaine sera là
Pour soigner le passé

On croit, on prie
De tout notre esprit
Pour enfin y arriver

Si nous restons tous ensemble
Nos rêves deviendront éternels
Ils nous protègent
On les entend
Près du soleil
Qui nous appelle

Si nous sommes perdus dans le noir
L’amour nous guidera
Sa lumière nous réchauffera
Et nous donnera l’espoir

Si nous restons tous ensemble
Nos rêves deviendront éternels
Ils nous protègent, on les entend
Où les âmes ont des ailes
Près du soleil
Elles nous appellent…

land before time french le peit dinosaure petit-pied

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Dinosaur Year

As mentioned in my 2018 update, in order to hype ourselves to a new Jurassic Park movie this year with Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom. What you’ll see this year is I’ll be focusing on Dinosaur and Jurassic Park related articles leading up to the sequel of my favorite movie in June.

That doesn’t mean that there won’t be any other type of articles, but normally I reserve all my Dinosaur articles for Jurassic June but this year they’ll instead be spread out through out the year with hopefully one dino-related article per week so it won’t be affecting other content on MiscRave.

I already have a handful of Jurassic Park related articles that need to be written as well as a list of dinosaur movies and shows that will be reviewed.

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MiscRave 2018 Updates

Welcome 2018, I didn’t have a 2017 in review or 2018 predictions since life got a bit on the way but here is an update on what to expect for the coming year. Last year I promised to update the site at least 3 times a week and I ended up updating it daily for almost the whole year only missing about a dozen days or so.

This time I want to keep updating about 3 times a week or more, but I last year I just felt the pressure to update daily and I won’t anymore. I’ll try to make as many posts as I can but also keeping a higher quality to them. I will continue with French Fridays and Music Match. The Digiculture podcast will finish in a few months but I’ll start a new one to take its place. We’ll also continue different traditions like Wrestling Weekends as we get closer to Wrestlemania, TokuThursdays will come back in a bit and Jurassic June as well. Counting we get a new Jurassic World movie this year, I was thinking of leading up to it by reviewing all kinds of Jurassic Park / Dinosaur content but that will be another post. And a TMNT week should come out soon as well.

In general the look of the site is going to be changing this month, so I’ll be playing around with the options I have, so if you see the site changing a lot one day you’re browsing that’s perfectly ok, I’ll just be tweaking the site as it’s still live, I don’t want to take it off lin just for that. I’ll also be archiving all of the content for easier access. I’m thinking of re-opening the forum but unsure about that, it was difficult to keep all the spam off of it and it was taking too much bandwidth.
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Super Mario World OVA Mario to Yoshi No Bouken Land English Sub

So, apparently there was an anime of Super Mario World released as an OAV/OVA called Mario to Yoshi no BOuken Land or Mario & Yoshi: Adventure Land in English, and it has remained a mystery since, it’s awesome how something has been able to remain so obscure until now since it’s now available subtitled in English by Bluesun for everyone’s pleasure and you can check that out below:

Bonne Année Chansons: French New Years songs

This week since it’s the new year I’ll be sharing 3 New Years French songs to practice our listening skills and enjoy this new year. These were the most interesting New Years songs in French that I was able to find, only one is themed to a specific year while the others are generic and can be used for any year but all are fun to listen to train your ears.

Bonne Année 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqbIUguHpNg
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