Going ons

    Tuesday, June 30, 2009

    Bad end for the (whole) team


    May the force be with each and every single one of them.

    Wednesday, June 24, 2009

    Those Silly Folks at 2chan

    I trust you know enough of the スポンジボブズボンは四角 intro to find this as amusing as I do.

    Browsing 2ch's pages, I've come to realize that I'm learning and not learning at the same time. For ever new thing I learn, it's immediately nullified by the unsurprisingly consistent internet jackassry typically found all over the internet. As it stands, everything I've learned on 2ch is non applicable to the real world. wwwwwwwww

    Tuesday, June 23, 2009

    Back when we used to play pros

    Totally forgot I had this. The summer after high school ended was when me and my friends were at our prime at video games. Playing Counter Strike 1.6, raiding in WoW, and of course, going to Video game tournaments for smash. We went out to OC2 hosted by Ken in California, showed them what Hawaii was all about and managed to place into brackets. Of course we couldn't compete with the pros, but we all had fun. Before we left I had the crazy idea of getting signatures from all the professionals there, and I did. It was great to play players from around the world too. Europe, Australia and Canada made a showing, learned a few French words during our time there too.

    Ken - Ranked #1 in the world for a few years
    Captain Jack - Was #1 in Japan at the time
    Gimpyfish - Bowser player extraordinaire, been in interviews and used to go to UH (would always come over to my dorm to play)
    Isai - Undesputed #1 in Smash64 and most awesomest guy in the world
    M2K - Frame counter, took #1 spot for a while and was #1 in Brawl
    PC Chris - Super cool and popular. One of the best Falcos
    KillaOR - Was on MTV's True Life: I'm a pro gamer
    KoreanDJ - Thought he could understand Hawaiian, a top player from East coast
    Chudat - Ice Climber player, a top West coast player
    HugS - Another top player from West coast, made some 1337 Samus strats with him

    Theres so much people who are a lot better now, I wish I could compete but they're all just too good ha ha.

    Monday, June 22, 2009

    Light novels are HEAVYWEIGHTS

    While reading manga RAW is awesome for practicing speech patterns, contextual usage, sentence minding, (And being awesome in general) somewhere along the line I was going to have to read actual books and read actual sentences. I would have avoided it if I could but we're aiming at non sucky level Japanese fluency here, so it was time for me to man up.

    I was able to download The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya light novel from the internet the other day. When I found it I thought, "WOAH!" but when I opened it a sea of Kanji greeted me with furigana nowhere to be seen. Gonna buy one of those DS Kanji dictionaries at ToysnJoys sometime during the week and then spend the rest of summer trying to finish the book. If I could manage that, it would bring honor to my family.

    Oh, and on a somewhat related note. I've been having dreams where people are speaking Japanese lately. I've even had one where Obama was telling me his life story of when he was growing up in Hawaii. He even told me that he learned how to speak it from talking to an old lady near some train tracks, IN JAPANESE. Shit was so cash.

    Saturday, June 13, 2009

    Night Pictures of a Real Life Gundam


    Now if they made an Armored Core Statue to scale, I'd be nerd-gasming all over the place. And it wouldn't be pretty, I'll tell you what. Link

    Friday, June 12, 2009

    Eyeshield21 ends

    One of my favorite WSJ series ended this week ;_;

    This is a sports shounen focusing on a football player named Sena. He was introduced as an ordinary bookworm who excelled at running, specifically running away from fights and was basically the errand boy for bullies throughout his school career. Forced into joining the football team, the team captain gives him a visor to hide his identity and title of "Eyeshield21" so that he could create a new persona completely opposite of his real self. Its really good, like a 'Prince of Tennis' of Football.

    The manga started 7 years ago and has 333 chapters to it's name. I began reading it during Junior year of high school and was seriously considering trying out for my school's football team during Senior year. Glad I didn't, I'd snap like a twig ha ha.

    First Cyborg

    They've connected a biological "brain" made of rat neurons to a robot, with a two-way link.

    Mind = Blown

    Its pretty sad seeing this rat cyborg scurrying around looking for a place to hide. Actually, this sends some chills down my back.

    Thursday, June 11, 2009

    Anime clichés you say?

    - Childhood friend moves away, years later returns but with a different personality. But she still remembers all the nice things he's done for her when they were younger,then falls in love with him all over again.

    - Hot spring / Beach / Public Baths

    - Guy has many different girls to choose from, childhood friend loves him the most, but he is stuck with an eccentric girl that is a different species (demon/monster/goddess/alien/mythical creature/etc.)

    - Men who are shoved into situations where they end up living with a bunch of gorgeous and beautiful women

    - That generic Japanese high school.

    - The annoying loli that loves the main character.


    - Guy trips and falls on top of girl in a compromising position.

    - Guy and a girl get locked up in somewhere (gym storage, elevator, abandoned temple during storm etc.)

    - The moeblob schoolgirl with glasses who is really clumsy and airheaded.

    - If you lost your memories, you're a prince/princess with an awesome power

    - Enemies explaining their attacks, moves and special abilities before they use them.

    - Nobody except the main character understands the situation at all. Nobody.

    - Dodging any attack by jumping 20 feet into the air.

    - "Looks like I'll have to get serious. I'll use... that..."

    Monday, June 8, 2009

    The Project Ep. 1

    Reality Show/Final Creative Piece from Mrs. Kewley's group. As their project kept going it turned more and more into an episode of The Office, which isn't a bad thing. I pop in a few times in the background, which means they were actually working on their project whenever they were in that room filming. I was surprised because every time I popped in to check up on what they were doing, everyone had their DSs out and were playing Pokemon.

    Sunday, June 7, 2009

    Summer Season

    Its a good thing that I'm only interested in watching just a few shows this season, but in all likely hood I won't ever have time to even watch them till the semester after. I've still got 3 anime series from spring, 2 from winter and 2 from last summer all downloaded on my desktop that I haven't even touched yet.

    On the plus side, Bakuman volume 2 and the rest of the Mx0 series I ordered from ebay came in today. Now I can read my RAWs without having to lug the laptop around n______n

    Friday, June 5, 2009

    Awful handwriting has a message

    From Sophomore of High school (I shit you not) another cringe inducing message for myself. A timeless phrase, unfortunately rendered almost unreadable by my god awful penmanship.

    I remember spending the summer before College working on my handwriting like crazy. It was a very embarrassing flaw that I wanted to change about myself because even though I had a lot to say, I wouldn't dare show anyone what I had written down because I wasn't up to par. Hence why this is going to be a very important summer for me in terms with my animations.

    I smiled and made confusing faces as I looked over my old handwriting, its my first victory toward improving myself. While how decent my handwriting is now is still questionable, I like how it looks and it has a distinct style I like. More importantly, I'm proud that its actually legible.

    Wednesday, June 3, 2009