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Posted: October 05, 2006 (11:05 AM)
So, I notice Genj and Sportsman were doing their whole list with the ABC music thing, and I was about to do it, too, but I realized that nobody here seems to share my refined taste in music (real men listen to the Temptations!) so no one would care. So I thought I'd do an ABC list for movies, instead. I'm a rebel.
A - Aliens
B - Blade 2
C - Cowboy Bebop the Movie
D - Dawn of the Dead
F - Fight Club
G - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
H - The Hulk
I - The Incredibles
J - Jaws
K - Kill Bill Vol. 1
L - Lake Placid
M - Mississippi Burning
O - Ong Bak
P - The Punisher (2004)
Q - The Quest
R - Rocky III
S - The Shawshank Redemption
T - The Transporter
U - The Untouchables
X - X-Men
Blanks will be filled in as soon as I can think of something to fill them in with...
Edit #1: Untouchables added. Janus reminded me, that is a great movie.
Title: Magneto is a tool.
Posted: October 03, 2006 (09:07 AM)
You got to watch this. I couldn't stop laughing...
Title: ADVENTURES IN ORIENTEERING
Posted: October 02, 2006 (07:28 AM)
For those of you who don't remember (all of you. Not like I expect you to, though) I signed up for an Orienteering class recently, because I need a PED credit. I would've signed up for something else, because I didn't even know what orienteering was until a few months ago, but everything else good was taken. Weightlifting goes like...the night it comes up, of course. Rock climbing. All gone.
The only other thing available was...I think...dancing. Special dancing. I forget the name of it, exactly, but it's the kind of dancing when you twirl around a streamer and, well, that's about the last thing I need on what little reputation I have.
So, the deal with orienteering is that I show up on two saturdays and two sundays, we go through the woods, and use maps to find these little markers, and I get an automatic A. Attendance is 90% of the grade, so I don't even have to do the exam online, I'll still get an A. First day was cool because we didn't do anything on the first day but go over the basics, and my instructor's one of those teachers who really enjoys his job and is actually fun to be around. Love teachers like that, makes the whole semester smoother.
But, Sunday, we went to the woods. Oh, what a day.
I hate spiders. I hate spider webs. I hate spider webs with the spiders still on them. I hate briar patches. I knolls. I hate streams. I hate horse shit. I hate snakes. I hate dogs. I hate the forest and all that it conceals. I don't mind the walking so much, that was good exercise, can always use that, but damn. I'm in the forest looking for the stupid marker, trying to discern which little dot on the map indicates my current position, and to make matters worse, my partner is one of those prissy little valley girls who hates the woods even more than I do and won't shut up about it. I had a thorn sink DEEP in my flesh, hurt like mad.
Anyway, I figure it'll help if I dress a little better next time, so I'm bringing my army gear for the next two days. Hope that makes a difference.
Oh, and on another note, DO NOT BUY Just Cause. That game is total crap. The controls are twitchy, the missions are dumb, and it's just an ugly on top of all that.
Posted: September 25, 2006 (07:33 PM)
I don't like this review, and I can't quite say why...it's one of those reviews that I had out in my head, but doesn't feel quite right on paper. Not too much to say, but there will be extensive revisions...oh yes.
In other news, I hate Wal-Mart.
Title: Civil War Update
Posted: September 21, 2006 (07:12 AM)
Little Civil War update for you. I’d mark for SPOILERS, but it’s not like any of you guys are reading up on this. <_<
Recently, Captain America and a bunch of the anti-regs went to investigate this fire at a chemical plant. It wasn’t a fire, it was really a trap set by Iron Man, and a fight broke out between both sides. Real nasty, but things seemed even until…
Thor came down.
For those who didn’t know…and that would probably be most of you, if not all…Thor’s been out of commission for the longest time. Long story, but basically he just went AWOL. So he shows up out of nowhere in the middle of a battle, and his first act is to fry Captain America along with the rest of the anti-regs, saying things like ‘YOU ARE ALL GOING DOWN’. This is weird for a number of reasons.
First off, Thor doesn’t talk like that. He typically has this weird Shakespearean talk, which doesn’t actually make sense for a Norse god to have, but that’s how he talks. Second, Thor is pretty much a Captain American fanboy. He’s always stood by Caps side. Always. Third off, well…check this.
Okay, little fill-in: The big guy is Goliath. He used to call himself Black Goliath, but, well, I guess somebody told him how dumb that was, so he changed it. If you’ve never heard of him, I don’t blame you; he hasn’t done much and he’s been on a hiatus. He just recently popped up, pretty much reappearing out of nowhere for Civil War. Nobody was asking for a Goliath comeback. Most people, even hardcore fans, had no clue who he is. To make matters worse, he’s an off-shot of Henry Pym, aka Yellowjacket, aka as ANT-MAN, aka a really lame superhero with bad taste in names and costumes. So Goliath has a low pedigree, to put it mildly.
His main power is, obviously, to grow really big. That’s about it. That’s all he’s working with.
Thor is a frickin’ Norse god. He’s traded blows with the Hulk. Smacked Galactus in the face. He’s generally regarded as being Superman’s equal, if not his superior, and the one time they did fight they messed the place up (Superman won, but eh) So, really…
You gotta ask yourself: What the hell was Goliath thinking? Furthermore, what was Thor thinking? He typically doesn’t kill people, especially not other superheroes. So why now?
Well…it’s a clone. Yeah. To be continued…
Also, badass Batman Vengence review coming tomorrow. Also, next blog post...
The Top Ten Reasons You Should Be Reading Everything Deadpool Related.
Posted: September 17, 2006 (07:32 PM)
I...want...Marvel Ultimate Alliance...NOW.
I stopped by Gamestop and bought Tekken 5, because, well, I felt like buying Tekken 5 (I actually felt more like renting it, but none of the four Blockbusters near my house had it. :/) While I'm there, the lady asks me if I'm looking forward to any releases. I tell her Superman Returns, Justice League Heroes, and, of course, Marvel Ultimate Alliance. And, of course, she hits me with the schpeel about putting five bucks down on MUA, I get this VIP code thing for the site and a code that unlocks the Silver Surfer in the game.
Typically I hate these sales pitches, but, you know...I was going to buy it, anyway; this is a MUST-HAVE on my list. High priority. I usually rent, don't buy, but some games I just have to buy. And I've got five bucks to spare, so I bite and put five bucks down.
So...well...I went to the site and I used the codes and I saw all the 'EXCLUSIVE' pictures and...I want this game bad. I've got this major comic geek explosion going on. I'm thinking about all the teams I could use...
The NEW Fantastic Four
In case you were wondering, this was just a joke comic. Damn funny, though.
The New Avengers
The Old Avengers
Hulk (God, the Hulk better be an unlockable)
Daredevil (Wolverine would be a better fit, but I'm trying to avoid using him)
My actual team will probably be like this...
Iron Man: He'll probably be tamed a bit from XMLII, but he should still have the power to be the team's heavy-hitter.
Spider-Man: A fast guy, quick. You need a guy like him, keeps it balanced. Plus, I like Spidey, so...
Warbird: God, I hate that name. They even admit it's silly in the comics. Most people call her Ms. Marvel; still hokey, but better. She's like Rogue. Good flyer, good damage dealer. Need a woman for PCness.
Dr. Strange: If he's anything like the comics, he'll be a walking deus ex machina.
...yeah, this is sad...
Title: Xenosaga III
Posted: September 14, 2006 (08:14 AM)
Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra
TWO AND HALF WEEKS.
I don't think I've ever spent that long trying to write a review before. I wrote about three half reviews that I didn't like so I stopped before I finally settled down on this one. Still, I'd probably still be floundering if Zig hadn't given me some solid advice, so thanks for that. Overall, I'm pleased with how it came out. That probably means everybody else hates it, but meh, sometimes you take the personal.
And Sportsman said it was like a Xenogears review made by some dude named BillyKane. Until I can figure out who that is, I'll take it as a compliment.
Anyway, next in line is a review for Batman Vengeance, which I'll probably be using for the tourney. That reviews been on the backburner for a while, so I should have it ready by Monday. After that, I'll check out IGPX; rent it if I can, buy it if I have to. Money's short.
Also, a Civil War update comes soon...for those who care. <_<
Title: A thought.
Posted: August 29, 2006 (06:44 PM)
I'd like to talk about something that's been on my mind for a while. It's a touchy subject, very near and dear. Everyone's experienced it. Everyone's felt the pain. It's something we deal with all the time.
PEOPLE TALKING IN THEATRES.
Now, don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with a word or two exchanged between people in the middle of a movie. Whispering. Maybe a giggle. Not too loud. But when you hold a full-fledged conversation in the movie theater, when you're jumping around like a monkey and making noises that match, THEN you're crossing lines.
For instance, take the time I went to Superman Returns, not too long ago. Movie's barely started. I'm with my entire family, very psyched to see this. The really cool intro begins with the planets flying by and stuff, right after krypton blows up.
This fool behind me says "It's going to supernova!"
First off, I'm 99% sure that planets - even fictional ones - do not supernova. Second off, nobody gives a crap. Nobody likes a Captain Obvious. And, to make matters worse, he spent the next three hours spouting out some weird nerd fact about Superman every five minutes, most of which were not even true.
The only thing worse than talking in a theater? Talking about things that are blantantly obvious. For instance, when I went to see Snakes of a Plane last week...
"OHMYGOD HE GOT EATED BY A SNAKE!"
"HA THAT FOOL GOT BIT IN HIS DICK!"
"HE THREW THE DOG! HE THREW THE DOG!"
The screen is what? Thirty feet tall? Something like that. Everyone can see what you're seeing. There's no need for commentary.
So, please, don't talk in movie theaters. And if you see people talking, tell them to shut up. And if they don't, beat them up outside or something.
Title: RPG Maker 3
Posted: August 29, 2006 (06:24 AM)
RPG Maker 3
Hm...insert something here. Twas a fun review. Next up: Xenosaga 3.
Posted: August 27, 2006 (03:50 PM)
Well, if it is true and not a hoax, she'll probably be back after three years...tops...she's already died like, what? Five times now?
Great image, though.
Title: Naming the big dance...
Posted: August 24, 2006 (07:00 PM)
It occurs to me that GameFaqs vs. HonestGamers vs. Gamespot is entirely too clunky a title, and it also risks confusion with those wanting top billing. So...
The Big Dance
Reviewer's War I
Um...damn, I thought I had more. The name is hardly the most important part, but I think it's important that something of this magnitude has a universal name that suits it. And it really is more like a war than a tourney...
Posted: August 23, 2006 (10:05 AM)
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Yes, I'm really writing this out.
USURPER USURPER USURPER USURPER USURPER USURPER USURPER USURPER USURPER USURPER USURPER USURPER USURPER USURPER USURPER USURPER USURPER USURPER USURPER USURPER USURPER USURPER USURPER USURPER
There. I shall never spell his name wrong again!
Title: Contest Idea
Posted: August 23, 2006 (09:39 AM)
Edit: Just occured to me how silly putting this in my blog is. Check the forums.
Title: Xenosaga Love?
Posted: August 18, 2006 (12:13 PM)
Okay, lately my hit count has been spiking. I try not to watch it to much, fighting the compulsion...but I can't help being curious, you know. Because I've been getting about 100 hits a day, but I haven't been able to tell exactly what.
Well, now I see it: My Xenosaga review has about 797 hits at the moment, exactly the same amount as my Xenosaga II review. I find this odd, because the last time I checked, about a month or so ago, it was only about 300 hits, and it didn't look like it was getting any higher anytime soon.
Just struck me as odd, somewhat.
Anyway, on that topic, I'm off to preorder Xenosaga III, though this will most likely be just for piece of mind, since I can't imagine it flying off the shelves or anything. Still, I'm hyped to see the series come to a close. Been about, oh, five long years. Disappointed that it's ending early, but glad it's happening.
Also, aside from doing more intensive staff work while I'm on my hiatus, I've decided to do a sort of hero spotlight in my blog while I'm away, as sort of a primer for Marvel Ultimate Alliance. A weekly thing.
Next week: DR. DOOM.
Title: Class Madness
Posted: August 15, 2006 (01:27 PM)
Ah, another semester, another five months of dating, concerts, and possibly doing school related things.
Abnormal Psychology: Online class, pretty low stress as long as I check it regularly. Plus, I've been studying this subject in my spare time over the summer. Should be an A.
Spanish III: Getting tired of taking Spanish, but I ended up with the 'good' Spanish teacher, this time. I can't remember much of what I learned, but it should be easy enough to pick up. Probably a B.
British Lit: Hard to say. I'm not terribly interested in British Literature (not that there's anything wrong with it, I'm just not all 'Yippee! British Lit!' or anything) but I tend to do well in Lit classes even if I'm not trying.
Descriptive Astronomy: Once a week, three hour class. I do pretty well in those sorts of classes (the last one I took was Speech, and I seriously did far better in that class than I've ever done with ANYTHING in my life. My grade was over 100, the highest average by a margin of about twenty points. Kicked ass) and astronomy is a cool subject.
Orienteering: This is a one-shot class; I go to school, spend all day running through the forest and making maps, and that's my grade for the semester. I don't want to say 'easy A', but it really doesn't sound like the sort of thing you can mess up easily. I'm only taking it one day, I don't have to study or anything.
So, all in all, not a bad schedule. I'll have a lot more free-time than I thought I would.