Going ons

    Friday, December 18, 2009


    When I meet people for the first time I make sure to keep my powerlevels low, like sub zero low, until I find out we similar interests. Now I'm just a big a nerd as the next guy at an anime convention, but I've been around the block enough times to know what is socially acceptable. No one wants see or talk to someone dressed up like an anime character speaking faux-Japanese ("OMG sO kAwAiI bAkA nEkO dEsU yO nE") anymore than someone in full football gear talking about football in class.

    Theres nothing wrong with the hobbies people have, so long as it isn't legally or morally amiss or being an unhealthy obsession, and I've always believed that people who are true to themselves are the coolest people to know. However, all things good should be done in moderation and after coming across this magazine I'm stuck with the conflicting emotions of awe and disgust, hell, thumbs up and facepalm even.

    I never had any anime wallscrolls/posters or figurines, Ninja Turtle ACTION FIGURES don't count thank you very much, as I never found any of those to be particularly interesting. I have however built Gundam models, have a bookshelf full of manga and a few gigs worth of unwatched anime on my desktop so you totally can't call me a poser. So whats the point of this blog entry? Its balance.

    While its totally cool, in my opinion, for people to play card games, cosplay, go shark diving, go out drinking, watch anime, sew, made totally sweet graffiti, go to strip clubs, read comic books, or go shopping.

    It is NOT COOL to throw cards at people, cosplay in the office, go shark diving naked, take advantage of people while drunk, watch hentai in campus center, sew together body parts, made totally lame bus stop vandalism, be a creepy 40 year old dude in a strip club, nerdrage over movies based on comics or go shopping for your wedding while forcing your fiancee to come along when his friends clearly want to throw him a bachelor party since its our first bachelor party ever for one of our oldest friends and theres no reason to worry about us because we're all video game nerds but you won't let him go out with us.

    Yeah Mika, I'm talking to you.

    Sunday, December 6, 2009

    Winter Matinee (Bro tip)

    Everyone knows about the Spring fling, but winter is another season for lonely lovebirds looking to spend the holidays being not so alone. However you should also keep in mind that the months between Nov-Feb is called breakup season for a reason.
    The study shows we are now in National Break-Up Season, the period between the Winter holidays and Valentine's Day when people are more than twice as likely to think about breaking up than at any other time of the year...

    ...the two primary reasons leading to a break-up were not having a shared view of the future with a partner (48 percent) and feeling unfulfilled or in a rut (41 percent).

    While the 8Ball's signs point to yes, take a step back and asset the situation. That girl across the room is giving you all sorts of signs because shes most likely looking for a rebound, and you've just activated her trap card.

    So heres a list I've complied myself from other sites, take everything with a grain of salt and eggnog, for my bros looking for someone to spend the holidays with. Now I'm not saying not to go out and date, I'm just want my bros to be safe and to not end up with a life sucking succubus. No matter how desperate you are for a relationship, same goes for girls, red flags are there for a reason.

    Red Flags

    Avoid any girl who frequently blogs or talks about her sex life. You know how that one goes.

    Be wary of any girl who follows you on twitter or sends a Facebook friend request after your first meeting. She may already be stalking you.

    Avoid any girl who is still angry because her last boyfriend cheated on her. She'll be tracking your every move, and in her mind every missed call means you've been with someone else.

    Avoid any girl who lives within two blocks of you. It's too soon for that kind of proximity.

    Avoid any girl with tattoos in Chinese or Japanese. Unless, of course, she's from China. If shes from Japan, she may be Yakuza.

    Avoid any girl who wears jewelry given to her by her ex-boyfriend on your first date. She is still in love with him, and only him.

    Be wary of any girl whose best friend just got dumped by her boyfriend. Together they are a committee of manhaters and you are the next target for hate.

    Avoid any girl who cries when she's drunk. Her self-pity will destroy you.

    Avoid any girl who tries to come off as more emotionally unavailable and cavalier about relationships than you are.

    Be wary of any girl who tells you she wasn't interested in you when you first met but has now developed feelings for you. She's just been dumped and is desperate.

    Avoid any girl who likes to brings up the topic of marriage. Chances are she had her whole life laid out like clockwork and with a timeline to give her the perfect life, only to find she hasn't met the perfect man and her biological clock is counting down.

    Avoid any girl who gets hurt and dwells on the most tiniest criticism or the most innocent of comments. Before you know it, you will be spending your whole life apologizing, saying sorry for all the things you did, didn't do and for the mere fact that you came into her life.

    Be wary of any girl with massive make up applications. If she can't stand her face without making sure everything is absolutely perfect, she has issues.

    Avoid the girls who don't have anything smart to say. Not to ego trip, but you'll be face palming every time she opens her mouth.

    Be wary of the girl who send mixed messages. Shes already has two other guys shes interested in.

    Avoid the girl who flirts with everyone. Don't confuse them with social butterflies, as a flirt will go around until someone reels her in. Shes looking for a one night stand, not a relationship...unless thats what you're looking for in which you probably won't have the experience to be able to satisfy her.