[My Profile] [My Settings] [Exit]  

Home Blog My Games Reviews Friends Exit
lasthero
Starting tonight, people will die. I'm a man of my word.

Title: ????
Posted: May 02, 2006 (12:19 PM)

I’m not a particularly smart person, and I’ll be the first to admit. A lot of that comes from laziness, I could probably understand a lot more things I actually tried to. But, still, even when I do try, there are a few things that just…boggle me.

List time.

Things I Just Don’t Get

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

~DC Comic’s Crisis of Infinite Earths~

If you’re a simple guy like me and you look at the above image, you probably think something along the lines of WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON. As knowledgeable as I (would like you to think) am with comics, I couldn’t tell you. For the life of me, I can’t wrap around it.

There’s this guy named Anti-Monitor who…like…wanted to rule all the realities and stuff. And there were more than one Superman, and…like…he came to Earth-One, and Earth-Two…and there’s different versions of all the heroes…and…gah.

It’s not hard to find information about the Crisis, but every time I look it up, it’s this huge block of text with a dozen links that reads like a school report. If memory serves, they did all this to bring the different universes together, since they had some major continuity issues with the storylines and…eh, whatever. It’s better off forgotten…except, we can’t forget it, because they just had to bring it up again with the recent Infinite Crisis and the One Year Later stuff, where they’re skipping ahead a year in the timeline, because…eh, I won’t get into it.

At least Power Girl came out of all that mess (I think)

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting


I like Power Girl.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting


~The Attraction to Angelina Jolie~

She can’t act worth a damn, and she never could. Tomb Raider? Alexander? That crap-piece with Brad Pitt? I can’t even remember her in a role where she did not suck out loud. She has no talent. None. And I could understand that looks have more to do with movies than talent these days, but damn, she’s not even hot. People make fun of me and my love of manly women, but damn, Jolie looks like some one hit her upside the head with a blunt object. Repeatedly. Hard. I see her mug everywhere; I can’t turn on the TV without seeing her adopt (some might say ‘kidnap’) some kid from some third-world country, I can’t go to Food Lion without seeing a dozen magazines tell me about how she’s with Brad Pitt/cheating on Brad Pitt/hitting Brad Pitt. Who cares?

~Genj, Sportsman, and Boob’s taste in music~

I don’t know, I just can’t get down with the indie stuff. I’ve tried. Listened to that Death Cab for Cutie stuff, Artic Monkey or whatever, a couple other bands with weird names. It just feels…fluffy to me. VM sends me some metal every once in a while, and some of it’s good, but most of the time…well, to me, it sounds like a bunch of guys randomly hitting stuff and screaming, which I get plenty of at college. And weird, disturbed lyrics. I’ll listen to the stuff, but I feel the need to listen to something comprehensible and good immediately after (usually Johnny Cash)

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

~African American Representation in Video Games~

I’ll admit, given the way my parents raised me, I might have the tendency to blow this out of proportion. But when I see games like 187: Ride of Die and 50 Cent: Bulletproof, and when I see characters like Barrett (above) who are just blatant stereotypes, I can’t help but feel…eh. I realize there are demographics and things that company’s have to appeal to, but is it too much to ask for a black guy in a videogame who doesn’t:

A) use dancing as a fighting style
B) play basketball
C) belong to a gang
D) carry semi-automatic weapons
E) have a horrible grasp of the English language.

Yeah, I play the race card; it’s not like the argument holds any less water than the stereotypical women debate. Though, being fair, there have been some notable black characters recently: Raven (Tekken 5) and Zasalamel (Soul Calibur III), so I’ll at least give Namco some credit. But not much.
[reply]

joseph_valenciaUser: joseph_valencia
Title:
Posted: May 02, 2006 (12:34 PM)
I second the Angelina Jolie remark. I can't stand her ugly fish lips. Brad Pitt has no taste in women: first he goes for rat-faced Jenny, then he dates a woman with a mug like a Joker Fish.
[reply]

GenjUser: Genj
Title:
Posted: May 02, 2006 (12:48 PM)
Why does everyone misspell arctic?

EDIT - Jolee Bindo from KOTOR doesn't meet any of those things on your list unless you count the Jedi as a gang . . . well even then he did leave the Jedi Order.
[reply]

lastheroUser: lasthero
Title:
Posted: May 02, 2006 (12:59 PM)
People mispell arctic because they usually forget to put the 'C' in it when they say the word out loud. It's a dialect thing.

And I never played KOTOR.
[reply]

EmPUser: EmP
Title:
Posted: May 02, 2006 (01:19 PM)
VM sends me some metal every once in a while, and some of it’s good

It's like you plan to bring me out of obscurity by making laughably stupid comments that scream "EmP! Mock me!"

Any music VM thinks is playable is deemed worthless automatically. Remember kids; hide the good stuff from the deranged midget.
[reply]

jeeeehadUser: jeeeehad
Title:
Posted: May 02, 2006 (01:24 PM)
yeah, you're forgetting the 'wise, slightly crochety old black man' sterotype.
[reply]

lastheroUser: lasthero
Title:
Posted: May 02, 2006 (01:39 PM)
I would include that if I didn't actually know so many wise, crotchety old black men.
[reply]

HalonUser: Halon
Title:
Posted: May 02, 2006 (09:56 PM)
Don't classify me with Genj and Boo. I'm listening to awesome stuff such as 311 and RHCP while they're listening to Clap Your Hands say Yeah and Pain of Salvation. Big difference.

And LH have you ever played the Freedom Force games on the PC? If not you should, especially since you're big on RPGs and comics. BTW my charcter in KOTOR was the bald black guy, and he was the most badass Jedi ever.
[reply]

GenjUser: Genj
Title:
Posted: May 02, 2006 (10:26 PM)
At least I don't listen to Scott Strapp (VENTER!!)
[reply]

lastheroUser: lasthero
Title:
Posted: May 02, 2006 (10:30 PM)
Don't classify me with Genj and Boo. I'm listening to awesome stuff such as 311 and RHCP while they're listening to Clap Your Hands say Yeah and Pain of Salvation. Big difference.

All I know is you're not listening to cool stuff like Chuck Berry or Otis Redding. YOU'RE ALL THE SAME TO ME.

And LH have you ever played the Freedom Force games on the PC? If not you should, especially since you're big on RPGs and comics.

God, I so want to. I don't have free access to this computer, though, and there lies the problem. When I get my own computer, Freedom Force, City of Heroes and City of Villains are the first things that go on it.
[reply]

GenjUser: Genj
Title:
Posted: May 02, 2006 (10:38 PM)
cool stuff like Chuck Berry or Otis Redding

I don't know who those two guys are but I bet Chris Martin and Ben Gibbard could kick their asses.
[reply]

joseph_valenciaUser: joseph_valencia
Title:
Posted: May 02, 2006 (11:25 PM)
Don't fuck with Chuck.
[reply]

jeeeehadUser: jeeeehad
Title:
Posted: May 03, 2006 (09:56 PM)
I have to throw it out there that 311 is one of my least favorite bands ever.
[reply]

GenjUser: Genj
Title:
Posted: May 03, 2006 (10:49 PM)
While sportsman is listening to crap like 311, I'm listening to awesome stuff like The Dismemberment Plan and The Unicorns.
[reply]

magicjugglerUser: magicjuggler
Title:
Posted: May 18, 2006 (09:11 AM)
Freedom Force had Law&Order, a symbiotic group.
[reply]

eXTReMe Tracker
2005-2012 HonestGamers
Opinions expressed in this blog represent the opinions of those expressing them and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of site staff, users and/or sponsors. Unless otherwise stated, content above belongs to its copyright holders and may not be reproduced without express written permission.