Saturday, April 9, 2011

Another favorite roundup

Because I have been AFK for like two days. Sorry guys! I'm probably suffering from my typical lack of motivation, that cold air that blows through the cracks of your window and keeps you in bed an extra hour; otherwise known as my never-ending love of starting a project and jumping off it. But here we go, let's do this.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Had Court and No Sleep

So, I didn't sleep last night because I had court at 9am and I would have overslept and missed it, so now I feel like crap and want to die/sleep all day, but have to force myself to stay awake until tonight so I can get real sleep. It was a stupid thing, "criminal mischief," aka I spray-painted "Feliz 1984" all over my town, then started spray-painting smiley faces, and got caught doing the latter, confessed to a few of them so I wouldn't get anal-raped by the penal system. Anyway, it's like a 500 dollar fine + 150 dollars for court, which are both bullshit: mandatory minimum fines need to disappear. We live in America, and hell, the things they saw me do? Gone because it's been a solid month of rain.

But anyway, enough of my whining. Since I won't be making a real post tonight, I thought I'd ask you guys a few questions!
If you have a favorite actor or actress, who are they? Are they also in your favorite movie, or any of your top films? Name any and all of the above as you see fit.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Guilty Gear

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You may recognize this name from a previous post. Guilty Gear is a fighting game series designed by Daisuke Ishiwatari, who not only created the game itself, but designs the characters, storylines, and composes the music. The game itself features numerous references to musical culture (example: Axl Low is thought to be based on Axl Rose for their strikingly similar appearance and he even wears a union jack flag shirt), but most commonly features subtle allusions to Daisuke's favorite band: Queen. Not unlike most fighting games, much of Guilty Gear is based around the player's ability to execute a number of combos, often involving ways to knock opponents skyward to continue, and also feature devastatingly powerful techniques that require you to build up "Tension" to execute. The most powerful moves (each character has one) are called "Destroy," as they are one-hit KOs; however, the offside is that each character's techniques, including Destroys, are performed differently. Some are ridiculously easy to dodge, some are nigh impossible, some can be blocked and some can't. One of the most impressive things about the series is that Daisuke learns from each game and applies new ideas and maneuvers for players. For instance, Guilty Gear XX introduced False Roman Cancels, air throws, and Aerial Dust: I still don't know what most of the terms mean.

However, you might ask yourself: why should I care about another fighting game? It's true the market is saturated with button mashing, rage inducing, controller hurling hybrid fighters, but the thing that sets Guilty Gear apart from the pack is what makes it so unique. Let me just say this, I've played...a lot of fighting games, I've played a lot of games in general, but I've played basically every mainstream fighting game: Tekkan, Soul Caliber, Marvel vs. Capcom, Naruto (the whole series), Dragonball (all of them), Clay Fighter, etc. etc. I'm not a fan of fighters, I feel like I'm horrible at them and I never put the dedication in to learn how to play effectively. Guilty Gear (and Dragonball Z: Budokai) are the only fighting game series I've ever really found myself enjoying.

Why You Should Play Guilty Gear
1) It's easy to pick up. You have four attacks: low punch, low kick, high punch, and high kick. You push one a few times, press another one: you've mastered combos in Guilty Gear. It doesn't take a highschool diploma to do damage in this game. The real difficulty lies in the execution of said combos, effective blocking techniques, air dodging, jump timing, etc. (a lot of the characters move at different speeds, so it gets really tricky depending on who you fight). And by the way, the game is legitimately difficult. You will have a hard time on Normal.

2) The characters are interesting, unique and have really cool designs. You might know Guilty Gear best because of this little fellow.

3) The music is above and beyond what you could expect to hear in a fighting game. Seriously, what is better to beat the crap out of somebody than blazing guitar riffs?

But in all seriousness. The best part of Guilty Gear is that it is fun. Plain and simple. So I'll leave you with a video of my favorite character (Chipp), demonstrating his combos:

Monday, April 4, 2011

Another day, another no post

Sorry guys, I have just been swamped with nothing the past few days. Such an overwhelming amount of nothing that I have been spending way too much time writing a d20-based RPG (from the ground up) for my friends (called The Horror) and the rest of the time I've been working on my drawing skills (been going at it for two months, finally starting to get better).

For now, here's a song I am really liking right now. It's definitely going to be the "climax" song in my Electrosexual mix I am also working on. DidyouseewhatIdidthere?

Sunday, April 3, 2011


A whole day went by and I forgot to make an update, so here' top three favorite things at the moment!