Monday, November 26, 2007

Notes to Self

Just going through these here so I can throw out all those annoying sticky notes. Most of these relate to my whole cyborg plan.

  • Do the laundry tomorrow. That stuff has been sitting there way too long. Plus, it's cold in my room, and I'm running out of crappy sweatshirts.

  • Mention Schunk so he'll actually read this.

  • Chew Schunk out for not inviting me to watch Survivor Series with him and his gang.

  • Shave. A little stubble is okay, but I'm starting to scare the children.

  • Learn to rollerblade. Rollerblading has all the benefits of walking, but with the added benefit of getting there faster. The only downside is that zipping around a college campus on rollerblades makes you look like a douche.

  • Get a trampoline. It's great exercise without being too strenuous. The negative effects, however, are the same as above.

  • Sweep the floor. Seriously, it's gottten out of hand. The dust bunnies have started to build an intelligent civilization under my desk. That's bound to make my allergies act up. Besides, as a card-carrying American citizen and representative for white people everywhere, when I'm faced with a budding civilization, it's my duty to either take their land and wipe them out completely, or subjugate and exploit them for my own selfish gains.

That's all for now. I'll post more when I think of it.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

God Hand: My Latest Obsession

I'm just in love with this game. I got it in early October-ish, and I've been playing it ever since. They'll have to use a crowbar to pry me away from my ps2 at this rate.

I'll just warn you ahead of time, this post is not going to have any point to it whatsoever. I'm just exorcising my inner fanboy because I feel the need to do so. If you don't have God Hand, or just don't care, feel free to skip this post.

For those of you who do not know what God Hand is, watch the following trailer:

One thing I especially love about this game is that even though you can have separate save files, the unlockable stuff is universal to all playthroughs. So, even if you want to start a new game fresh, you can do so with all the costumes, CDs, and TV trailers you had in other playthroughs.

And a note on the costumes: thank God someone finally had the common sense to make a game with unlockable costumes that can actually be worn in the cutscenes. I've seen way too many games that offer alternate costumes, then don't even let you see them in cutscenes. Even my beloved God of War did this. At least I can understand that for the hi-res videos, but the normal cutscenes should've had the costumes enabled.

Now, my opinion about the specific costumes in God Hand:
  • Karate: Definitely my favorite. It's very bad-ass in the traditional fighting game sense.
  • Devilhand: Copy of Azel's outfit. Kind of cool in a trenchy wannabe-badass kind of way. Still, it's growing on me, and fighting Azel while you're wearing his outfit adds to the whole 'polar opposites' thing.
  • Carnival: ...Okay, if I never see that outfit again, it'll be too soon. Seriously, I'm not that kind of guy, and neither is Gene. Don't embarrass the poor guy with this thing.
  • Olivia's Bunny Costume: I like it. In fact, once unlocked, I can think of no conceivable reason why Olivia should be wearing anything else.

Moving on to other unlockables: As of this moment, I have 3 of the 4 CDs for the jukebox in God Hand. I'm trying to collect all of them because, aside from the fact that I'm a completist, I absolutely love the music in God Hand. I currently have, in order of acquisition,
  1. Hit the Jackpot in the Casino
  2. Beat the game
  3. Beat the game with the 'Kick Me' sign intact

On that last one, I was playing Easy mode. Yeah, I know it's a lame way to go, but doing it on normal or hard would've been impossible. I'm just not that good. I still haven't even beaten Hard yet. That'll be the last CD.

As for the Arena challenges, I just beat #50 today (kill Devilhand on Lvl DIE), and felt pretty good about it. Of course, that now leaves the final challenge: #51. I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it and still wants to, but let me say this: The prize money is 99,999 for good reason.

I think the reward for beating all the Arena challenges is just the TV trailers, but still, I think the bragging rights that come with it are more than enough. Especially if I can do it without any cheap tactics like Yes Man Kablam (if you've seen videos of people beating Hard mode bosses, you know what this is about). I probably won't even have the option, since I forgot to get the thing during the Elvis fight and it doesn't seem to be available in the shop.

Alright, that about does it. I'm signing off for now. Peace.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Bleargh: More Ramblings

I'm having one of those "off" days. I thought maybe a little typing would make me feel better.

I don't know what it is. Maybe it's the weather. Today's another cold, rainy miserable day. That always seems to drown whatever positive spirits I had. It sucks, because I have a class to get to in a little while, and another later on, but I just hate the thought of having to go back out in that crap.

Note to self: Consider studying abroad. Specifically, someplace with a warm dry climate. Either that, or take up more summer classes, because this late fall and winter stuff is garbage.

Also, if they ever perfect the land hovercraft and make it energy efficient, I'll be signing up for one the first chance I get. It'd be good for crap weather like this.

I'd been thinking about learning to use rollerblades or something to get around faster, but that would take a while. What's worse, the trip from my dorm to class is all downhill. Odds are I'd go flying right past my building into a tree or something. George of the Jungle flashbacks abound.

And, of course, it wouldn't go so well in the rain. Though I'll admit the thought of blading downhill, spraying water in all directions, until the windshear on my umbrella finally became sufficient to lift me straight up into the air and send me soaring clear over Route 9 does almost bring a smile to my face.

Note to self: Try that sometime. Or better yet, get someone more gullible than myself to try it, and videotape the proceedings. I smell a money-maker. Or at least a top-viewed on YouTube.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Revisiting Garth Marenghi's Darkplace

I really wish this show was still being aired regularly on Sci-fi. They only played a few episodes on the Sci-fi channel, and at weird hours at night. I'm guessing they stopped it for lack of ratings. Since then, it's apparently been picked up by Adult Swim, but I can never watch that stuff. Aside from the fact that I might not be awake when the show's on, their scheduling confuses the hell out of me.

Plus, I have kind of a love-hate relationship with their regular programming. I can't figure out how they decide what shows to air and what shows to scrap. It seems like they managed to pick the strangest possible combination of comedic genius and utter crap. I mean, really, how do they do that? Who the hell makes a bologna sandwich with Sargento cheese on toasted Ciabatta bread? Who the hell serves Filet Mignon with a side of diced hot dogs and macaroni and cheese?

Anyway, my personal pet-peeves aside, Darkplace is quite entertaining, particularly if you're a fan of bad sci-fi shows that pretend to be really good/edgy, and the irony that lies therein. The title link of this post leads to Adult Swim's website where you can watch an episode of Darkplace on demand. If you're in the mood for something a little "out there", I'd suggest checking it out.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Gettin' paid, gettin' paid

So, I signed up with payperpost after seeing a banner ad on Facebook. I haven't been with the site long, but I definitely like the concept. I mean, I've always been an advocate of word-of-mouth advertising for stuff I like. Might as well get some grocery money for it, right?

Anyway, this'll probably be the first of many such sponsored posts. This works out nicely for me for two reasons:

  1. While I'm not broke anymore, I am currently without a decent income. So, any money I can get is a good thing.

  2. My mind's basically been a blank lately as far as original posts go. At least with this, I'm guaranteed to have something to talk about every couple days.

So, yeah, that's about it. If anybody else has a blog, I'd recommend checking this payperpost thing out. Even if you don't sign up, you should at least watch the tutorial videos. That Veronique has a very soothing voice.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Rainy Days and Thursdays

Not much to talk about today. It's a rainy, crappy day. It's cold, windy, and soaking wet. I really don't want to go back outside, but I have to for class. Plus, I kind of need food.

Good news: The issues with my debit card seem to have been resolved. So, at least I'll actually have the means to buy food now. That's kind of important.

Other good news: I think I actually did okay on my test in Doc. Film class, so I probably won't be finishing the semester with a D.

Bad news: The whole cyborg integration thing isn't quite working out yet. I still can't get my sleep cycle set. Despite my efforts to reset my biological clock, I still seem to have constant insomnia all night. Anyway, I'm going to try that warm milk thing and see if that helps. I'd like to get into a Da Vinci cycle eventually, but one step at a time, right?

Also, a message for Schunk: I don't know what you and Vinny are up to, but Survivor Series is this Sunday. We'd better be watching it. Granted, I haven't watched wrestling in weeks, but still... Dude, it's Survivor Series. I can't miss it again.

So, can I expect a ride to Vinny's, or do I have to find the place myself? You know my AIM and my cell number: Call me.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Jumping on the Bandwagon

Meh. I was bored. So I did a GH video. Not very high quality, but I might make a better one later.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Needs More Schunk

I would've asked for more cowbell, but to each his own.

Today's Schunk injection will come in the form of the following video:

(Of course, due to Facebook's pain in the ass technology, I can't embed the vid, so click the image to watch the video)

Yep. That's not gonna be good for business.

Cyborg 101

I'm ashamed I didn't pursue this sooner. I am now putting some serious effort into becoming a cyborg. I'm starting small, working on my education and whatnot, but by the time I'm done, I plan to be, for lack of a better word, legendary.

If you're interested in becoming a cyborg, too, go for it. All the literature you need is free to read online:

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

The Dollar Menu

Cheeseburger: $1.00
Small Fries: $1.00
Small Drink: $1.00

Getting told by the guy at the register that your card got rejected due to insufficient funds: Priceless

Yeah, so, I'm broke

I'm having serious money issues right now. All the money to my name is in my checking account, which is tied to my check card. I don't have any checks to write from this account, so the only way I can get to my money is by using the check card. If something goes wrong like, I don't know... SEFCU's server is screwed up, or I forget my PIN number, or both, then I am more or less without money.

Well, guess what happened. Yeah. I now have $2 to my name, and nothing left in the house to eat except one pack of pop tarts, pasta and ramen. Yummy. Maybe I'll wash that down with some bottled water I got from the drinking fountain.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Rolling Kansas

Seriously, this movie makes more sense than that last clip did. :/

...What the fuck?

I'm scared, Mommy. Hold me.

Sunday, November 04, 2007