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Some Reflections Upon the First Season of the Yugioh Cartoon

Yugioh was a cartoon that came on at 4:30pm Monday-Friday and at 11am on Saturday when I was a kid. It was always preceded by Pokemon. I never got home from school in time to watch Pokemon. So I watched Yugioh.

I’m not sure if the cards came before the show in my personal history, but I’m leaning towards the show coming first. At any rate, I always eagerly anticipated it. They never played by the actual rules of the game (which confused you when you went to play for yourself), but the show was addictive, nonetheless. You got to see some of your cards in the show! And what does that card do! I want it! It was just cool watching cartoons play (almost) the same game that YOU did. Sadly, there were never any holograms. And the Dueling Disks were just plastic. I hope that one day, technology will make dueling more like the show. I think it’ll be possible one day. And a bunch of 80-year-olds will be playing it.

So the show brought back a lot of good memories. The fact that they never played by the rules was still confusing, but it made more sense to me this time around. Time crunches, etc. The “adult” side of making a cartoon. I went into this season expecting Pegasus to be my favorite character. But, surprisingly, it was Kaiba. I love Pegasus’s voice actor, but Pegasus was a pussy. “My poor Cecilia!” Give me a break.

Joey was still Joey, of course. I could relate to him. But, as I’ve already said, I was surprised when Kaiba became my favorite character. Part of this is being influenced by Twitch.tv. Before I watched this whole season by myself, I watched sporadic episodes of various seasons of “Yugioh” with people whom I could chat with live. Every time Kaiba spoke, the chat would say “TOXIC”. It cracked me up, so watching this season made me think of “Toxic” every time he appeared. But that’s what made me love him so much. He was such a dismissive asshole constantly. It made me laugh. You’ve got this storyline about friendship, then this rich guy just comes up and just wants to be a champion for it’s own sake, I guess. Kaiba just made me laugh constantly. I loved it.

The writing of the show is godawful. Yes, I know it is for kids (haha. 4Kids). But it’s still really bad. Incoherent at times. The Japanese version is more adulterated. I mean, for God’s sake, the American version didn’t even let Te’a and Yugi flirt! What kind of shit is that? Or, at least, they didn’t make it obvious. A single blush or two. But it was clearly edited way the fuck down. For being the “Land of the Free“, “America” sure is a giant pussy.

It’s a very flawed show. But my nostalgia for it makes me still love it. I don’t think that’s gonna change.

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Devin Stevens’s Yugioh-Trump mashup.

Yugioh TCG Exclusive! Rise of the Republicans Starter Deck! 20 dollars a box. Features include:

TRUMP’S RED CAP
Ritual Spell Card
“This card is used to ritual summon “Donald Trump.” You must also tribute “white” monsters from your hand of field whose total level stars equal exactly 8. Except the turn this card was sent to the graveyard, you can banish this card from your graveyard; add one “Electoral College” or “Trump Tower” from your deck to your hand.”

DONALD TRUMP
Capitalist/Ritual/Effect
Lv: 8 ATK 3000 DEF 2500

“You can ritual summon this card with “Trump’s Red Cap.” Gain 1000 life points during each of your standby phases. When you summon a “white” monster(s) while you control this face-up card: draw 1 card. If this card is targeted by the effect of a “feminist” card, negate the effect and attach that card to this one as an equip spell card (that card does not count towards your Spell/Trap Zone limit). If this card battles a non-“white” monster, before damage calculation, banish that monster.”

BORDER WALL
Continuous Trap Card
“Neither player can summon monsters except “white” monsters. All “white” monsters you control gain 500 ATK and DEF. If this card leaves the field, you can special summon one “Trump” monster from your hand, graveyard, or deck, ignoring its summoning conditions.”

Yugioh will never be the same again…..

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Devin Stevens’s Yugioh-Bernie Sanders mashup.

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Yugioh.

Devin Stevens.

Trump parody 1.

Trump parody 2.

Voluntarism and Capitalism.

Fem.