“Both his parents were Xiaolin warriors actually and both worried excessively over their only child and tried to keep him as far away from Xiaolin and Heylin matters as possible.
After they were both killed by Hannibal Bean, Chase became a Xiaolin monk. It was his parent’s deaths that started his hatred for Bean and is the reason why he’s so desperate to be the best at everything, so if his parents were still alive they’d be proud.”-submitted by robynmas
My fellow monks, it is with great pleasure that I announce that Warner Brothers has OFFICIALLY RELEASED THE ENTIRE FIRST SEASON OF XIAOLIN SHOWDOWN ON ITUNES IN GLORIOUS, GLORIOUS, WIDESCREEN HIGH DEFINITION! REJOICE!!!!!
But wait, Nacho! you say. Why is this such a big deal? I don’t get it! Why should we bother buying the episodes off iTunes when we already have access to every episode through Youtube for free?
Well, my friends, I will tell you!
It is a big deal because Warner Brothers has not made ANY Xiaolin Showdown episodes available on iTunes before now! This is the first time that Xiaolin Showdown has been available for purchase since the first season was released on DVD in 2006, which is nearly 7 YEARS AGO now! The fact that they are making these episodes available so near to the premiere of Xiaolin Chronicles, and the fact that only the first season is currently available, tells me one thing: they are testing the waters.
They want to see if there is still a market for this show - which, of course, there is! WE are the market! Our friends, families, neighbors, nephews, nieces, little brothers and sisters - THEY are the market! And if we show our interest, by purchasing these episodes, there’s a good chance that whatever WB is testing the waters for will happen faster. It could be something as simple as the other two seasons being released on iTunes, or as big as Xiaolin Chronicles being released in America a lot sooner.
As for the episodes themselves, they are FAR more than worth the money. 20 dollars nets you the entire season in HD, and it is so. SO. Worth the price. I watched the first episode in HD and was left speechless and slackjawed; the show is so incredibly GORGEOUS this way! The colors are brighter and bolder, the lines (and animation!) are crisp and clear, and there are so many tiny details lost in the grainy quality of the episodes on youtube, like the faces of the people in San Francisco and the charts on the walls of Jack Spicer’s lair. The widescreen format adds a lot to the show too; again, more detail! It feels more cinegraphic this way, and definitely more suited to a larger screen. And since it’s on iTunes, you can watch it on your TV! Your phone! Your iPad! Your computer! WHATEVER! You can take XS wherever you go and show it to everyone you meet and convert all your friends into fans! YEAH!
I am working on getting some screenshots of the HD episodes and will post them on tumblr once I have them to show just how gorgeous this show truly is in HD. I swear, it’s like watching it for the first time all over again. Best 20 bucks I ever spent.
I should mention that it’s currently only available in America, so if you do not have an American iTunes account you may be out of luck. :C But to everyone who can, I encourage you to buy! Give your money to this show! Show Warner Brothers, Cartoon Network, iTunes, and whoever else might be watching that there is money in Xiaolin Showdown and that people will buy it if given the chance! This is the first chance we’ve had in nearly 7 years, and we need to take full advantage of it.
GONG YI TAMPAI!
((DISCLAIMER: I am not, nor have I ever been, affiliated with Warner Brothers, iTunes, Cartoon Network, or Christy Hui. Everything stated in the above post comes from my own observation and research, and should not be taken as an official announcement. I am just a fan!))
((Not a headcanon, but worth posting here!!! - Nacho))
im not thinking right now…
i beg you pardon…
im p sure i´ll regret this later, lord i apologize
By this logic, if Raimundo had consumed the soup instead of Chase (as he originally volunteered), he would not have become truly evil either.
“The reason why Omi has such a big ego is because he’s very passionate about what he does (also water is the element of passion).”
Finally switched the blog over to the new account - just waiting for my main blog-buddy to accept her invite, and we’ll be officially back in action.
Though, I’d be happy to accept new questions/submissions, should anyone have some, in the meantime. (PLEASE: be sure to read DA RULES!!!)
It’s good to be back.
It also means that, for example, if someone were to go for his heart with something like a knife (or sword, knowing some of them) they’d likely miss because he doesn’t make it a public thing.
Guys, please please PLEASE read the rules
We love letting people submit headcanon, but if you can’t at least put a picture with it, we’re not accepting it!
We’ve gotten some really nice ones that we have to push aside, simply because no one is reading the rules. Please do!