Anton's Half-Baked Reviews

Anton

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So today I suddenly had the idea to make this thread as a way to crowdsource ideas but also have easier discussions on things I review if people were to ever want those, instead of me just harassing people in irc. Anton's Half-Baked Reviews is a 'Shroom section born out of me wanting to do something for Critic Corner as I just became director of it, as well as addressing the audience's desire to have sillier and less serious sections, and getting myself out there to try new things. Each month I review things that I've never experienced before, whether serious or unconventional, and give it a "well I tried it" attempt with no real intent on giving it a fair review beyond my initial opinion, but if I happen to dig deeper into it because I liked it I'll certainly go there, and then rate it on an entirely subjective scale of Chex Mix.

I welcome anyone to just start yelling at me for things to try, as well as yelling at me for having a bad opinion, or yelling at me for having a good one, or just yelling! Do whatever you want in here, have fun!

Here is a list of each issue and what I covered in them:
Issue 114 - September 2016 - Running a Shroom team; Play as Winston in Overwatch
Issue 115 - October 2016 - Cook-Out; Mi Carreta; Hardee's; Culver's
Issue 116 - November 2016 - Mad Max: Fury Road; The process of designing a new Shroom section
Issue 117 - December 2016 - Eggnog; Glühwein; Gingerbread
Issue 118 - January 2017 - Ferroro Rocher; Spend a ton of cash on Christmas gifts; Start a budget planner
Issue 119 - February 2017 - Play something from the Touhou Project
Issue 120 - March 2017 - Super Mario 64; Walking outside and breathing fresh air after getting unreasonably mad at a video game
Issue 121 - April 2017 - Various Acrobatics; April Fool's Day; Stop Writing
Issue 122 - May 2017 - VVVVVV, Spirited Away
Issue 123 - June 2017 - Wario Land 4
Issue 124 - July 2017 - Firework Oreos, Pepsi Fire, Mtn Dew S A (Fizzy Things Part 1)
Issue 125 - August 2017 - Sparkling Water, Coconut Water, Kombucha (Fizzy Things Part 2)
Issue 126 - September 2017 - 1893 Pepsi series, Jones Cream Soda, Crystal Pepsi (Fizzy Things Part 3)
Issue 127 - October 2017 - Cheerwine, Mi Carreta (Part 2), Granite Falls Brewing Company, Organic Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
Issue 128 - November 2017 - Heart Rocket
Issue 129 - December 2017 - Walnut Milk, Salted Caramel Pepsi, Die Hard
Issue 130 - January 2018 - Licor 43
Issue 131 - February 2018 - Reese's Popped Snack Mix, Hershey's Gold
Issue 132 - March 2018 - Bread things, toilet thing
Issue 133 - April 2018 - Publix Subs, Cuban Sandwich
Issue 134 - May 2018 - Frosted Krispies, Chobani Greek Yogurt Drinks, Hersheys Cookies n Creme Popped Snack Mix, Tim Tams
Issue 135 - June 2018 - Super Mario Odyssey, Kellogg's Super Mario Cereal
Issue 136 - July 2018 - Milkis, Calpico
Issue 137 - August 2018 - Bubble teas; Milk, Taro, Thai, Bubbleology
Issue 138 - September 2018 - Ramune, Hi-Chew, (some) Japanese Kit Kats, Calbees Seaweed & Salt Potato Chips, Samanco Ice Cream Sandwich
Issue 139 - October 2018 - Ghost Pepper Chex Mix, Halloween-themed M&M flavors, Capn Crunchs Halloween Crunch
Issue 140 - November 2018 - Nestlé: Nestlé Milk Chocolate Bar, Mars, Nestlé Coffee Crisp, Lion, and Milkybar
Issue 141 - December 2018 - Islamic world goodies: Tamek Sour Cherry Nectar, Rani Float, Legendary Uludağ Gazoz, Shani, Chocolate Baklava, Orangina
Issue 142 - January 2019 - Germany: Maggi, Mezzo Mix, Roast Bratwurst, Apple Strudel, Löwensenf, Milka Oreo Big Crunch Bar - Rebranded reviews
Issue 143 - February 2019 - France: Macarons, Beignet, Napoleon
Issue 144 - March 2019 - Germany: Strudel, Streussel, Nussecken, Linzer Torte, Almond Horn, Leberkäse Sandwich
Issue 145 - April 2019 - Britain: Irn-Bru, Idris Fiery Ginger Beer, Vimto, Tango, Ribena
Issue 146 - May 2019 - Britain: Fry's Turkish Delight, Crawfords Bourbon Creams, Weetabix, Maltesers
Issue 147 - June 2019 - New York City, Part 1: Getting Places
Issue 148 - July 2019 - New York City, Part 2: Sightseeing
Issue 149 - August 2019 - New York City, Part 3: Shopping
 
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MST3K

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anton you need to come back so i can take you to the local brewing company/restaurant

it's incredible
 

Anton

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I'll be there, late September, plan on it :poshjr:
 

Lord Bowser

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review catcher in the rye one day
i liked the book a lot myself but its one of those super divisive ones where people either love it or hate it, no real in-between
i'd like to see your opinion on it
 

Nabber

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review Her

also i can't imagine anton would ever possibly like catcher in the rye
 

Anton

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maybe he's curious as to which chex mix piece I can reduce the novel down into
 

Anton

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Re: Anton's Half-Baked Reviews / Dear Anton

Just a heads up, I may not do my Dear Anton for August due to time constraints and wanting to get other projects done at a level of quality I find acceptable (2 presentations, half-baked reviews which is already pre-written, big wedding i'm photographing early August, etc.). I haven't decided yet if this will mean I'm offsetting a month in my bi-monthly schedule, skipping it entirely to return in October, or having someone fill in, but all I know is that Dear Anton takes a large amount of effort that I don't feel I can genuinely spare at this current time without making sacrifices in my quality and standards I expect of myself.

If anyone feels like they really wanna do Dear Anton for August please feel free to collab with me and send me a message :bowser:
 

Anton

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Re: Anton's Half-Baked Reviews / Dear Anton

OP is updated with reviews! Not sure yet what I'm gonna do for October since I've got an array of options, but for Dear Anton it will be a Halloween Special :boo: :drybow: :dry: Please send me various relevantly-themed questions for advice or otherwise!
 

Meta Knight

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Re: Anton's Half-Baked Reviews / Dear Anton

Anton I love your sections :bowser:
 

MST3K

Donkey Kong
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Re: Anton's Half-Baked Reviews / Dear Anton

i'm glad you liked all the food! :)

if you make another trip we'll go to east coast wings
 

Anton

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Re: Anton's Half-Baked Reviews / Dear Anton

hey guys this month I did Heart Rocket because tfp told me to !!!!!!

i still have a huge backlog of stuff to try, as well as stuff that i've already tried and just haven't written about yet that I will use as filler for months where I'm going to be busy :pgp: :pgp: :pgp:
 
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