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Please Disregard This [
Wednesday - October, 10th 2007 { 10:37 am }
[ mood | excited ]




Now if only Knuckles could show up as a clone/secret character, I would feel complete.

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My Pokemans, Let Me Show You Them [
Wednesday - July, 18th 2007 { 10:46 am }
[ mood | content ]

I gots Pokemon Pearl (a week and a half ago). This be my current team and progress:

I seem to have a lot of blues. Currently leveling up my Gabite before taking on the Snowpoint Gym. I have absolutely no reason to do so (an Ice Gym would utterly rape him) - I just feel like it. This definitely isn't my final team, either. The only one there that's assured is Lucario, and the only other one I know I want that I'll get later is Magmortar. Gonna have to think and catch awhile for the other four.

Oh, and I don't really like the 3D environments. It may be a step-up from the 2D Pokemon, but the fact is that it's still mediocre 3D, so when there's a lot of stuff on screen moving around in 3D, you can see small lines moving out of frame occasionaly. I have great eyesight, so I suppose it may just bother me more than others. Doesn't totally ruin the experience - just a slight annoyance. But I do prefer the simpler, 2D feel of the originals. But other than that, EVERYTHING is better. EVERYTHING.

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An Unexpected Birthday Present [
Wednesday - May, 16th 2007 { 5:15 pm }
[ mood | happy ]

Guess who just got hired as a host/busboy at Lone Star?

This guy~~~ :D

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What the hell, Adult Swim? [
Sunday - April, 29th 2007 { 1:39 am }
[ mood | annoyed ]

Okay, you chumps over at Williams Street. Seriously. You can show the entire extended ending for the last episode of Fullmetal Alchemist, but not for Eureka 7? This is totally unacceptable. We all know you hate anime, but you could at least show a little respect for the ones you do decide to air. You're lucky I could look online and figure out what happened after the "One Year Later" title card, or I'd have been even more pissed off. If you're going to show the episode, show the whole damn thing. You could've shortened the op, you know. That's what you did for FMA, right? You guys are just hopeless. I'm just waiting to see how you fuck up Bleach - oh, it hasn't happened yet, but it will.

On the matter of the ending of E7 itself, eh. I liked it well enough. It made me happy and everything, but some of the imagery and dialouge choices were REEEEEEALLY corny. Like "I think I'm gonna gag"-corny. Still, I'm glad it's over with. Fifty episodes is a long time to follow, and it was a good journey.

....but all that, and we NEVER got to find out what the "Seven" means. Weird. Probably just threw it in because everyone thinks the number seven is cool.

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Just Read Raw of FMA 70 (Hurray for Japanese classes!) [
Tuesday - April, 10th 2007 { 8:42 pm }
[ mood | WHUT ]




Spoilers for chapters withinCollapse )

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My Xmas Stocking [
Tuesday - December, 12th 2006 { 1:58 pm }
[ mood | bored ]

my xmas stockingCollapse )

I'm greedy like Ling. I want lots of stuffs. :D

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Because everyone else is doing it [
Monday - December, 11th 2006 { 9:12 pm }
[ mood | amused ]

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

In June I gave greenlion4 a wet willie, then I took it back (-5 points). Last week I gave change to a homeless guy (19 points). Last Wednesday I set mustangactor's puppy on fire (-66 points). In July I had a shoot-out with rival gang lords on the 5 near LA (-76 points). In February I invaded Iraq, broke it, and couldn't glue it back together before Mom got home (-1012 points).

Overall, I've been naughty (-1140 points). For Christmas I deserve a spanking!


Write your letter to Santa! Enter your LJ username:


Omg, Travis, noo~! But Travis loves dogs - this means he's gonna burn ME now. DDDD= RYUK IS SADDENED BY THIS TURN OF EVENTS.
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Wiiactions (ganked from a Penny Arcade comic title) [
Monday - November, 27th 2006 { 5:42 pm }
[ mood | blank ]

Well, I got a Wii sooner than I thought I would. The thing is, the system was for my brother for Christmas (though, just like the Gamecube, we would both end up playing it equally or close to the same amount). Unfortunately, because the Gamecube was relatively easy to find during its launch month, both my mother and brother thought the Wii would be the same. Ooooh, how wrong they were. By the time my brother mentioned it a month or two ago, it was already too late to preorder. So now we jump ahead to last week. Me and my mom have been frantically trying to find a way to get one, and after searching for new pre-orders around town on Tuesday evening, I catch word that the Babbages at my mall may have some on Black Friday. So, out of my own generosity AND the wanting of the system, I woke up at 4:00 AM that Friday, got in the mall at 5:00 AM, and sat in front of Babbages for two hours waiting. No shower. No breakfast. Good thing I came early, too - I was first in line, and they only had six Wii held back for the day. You can imagine the jubilation I had. :D

But despite all this, I still thought at first that we were going to put the system away until Christmas. Then my mom decided on her own that this was the kind of gift we could let out early. Though it was really a treat for me as a reward for waiting in line, because my brother isn't allowed to take it back to school until after Christmas break. And I come home more often than he does, so.........he was a little reluctant, but agreed. ANYWAY, the system is awesome, and these by my thoughts on the games I've played so far.

Wii Sports

Overall reaction: great little game for getting into the whole Wii control system, but it's not a complete game so it doesn't always work properly. There's a real nice satisfaction to holding the remote as if you were holding the golf club or baseball bat or tennis racket. Hell, even my DAD got into the baseball game. Though my favorite was boxing. I think my brother liked it a little too much - he was all hopping around on his toes everytime he won a round or knocked the other guy down. XD

Dragonball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 2

Next to Mario Galaxy, which isn't out yet anyway, this is the Wii title I've anticipated the most. I'm a long time DBZ sub-fanatic (I don't obsess 24/7, but it's one of my all-time favorites) of both the anime and video games. And this one doesn't dissapoint - for the most part.

Thankfully, this game does not utilize a system of thrusting the Wiimote and Nunchuck forward to to punch like in the Wii Sports boxing, as that would get way too hectic. Here, the Nunchuck utilizes movement and powering-up(not counting transformations), and the Wiimote utilizes attacking. It's a little hectic at first figuring out all the different manuevuers you learn, but in time it becomes pretty simple. They only thing I still have problems with is teleporting around or away from the enemy during up-close grappling. It can be done easily when charged up to max power, but I've seen videos showing players doing it at any charged level, so I need to figure that out. >>

Unfortunately, and thankfully again, this game does not go so far into the realm of "moving the remote in the ways they perform signature energy attacks" like the press releases implied. It mostly is just Goku's Kamehameha and Spirit Bomb. You hold the energy charge and energy attack buttons (do this for any super blast), pull the Wiimote back and then push it forward for the Kamehameha, and for the Spirit Bomb point the cursor up off the screen and then pull it back down as if drawing in the energy. In fact, most of the super blasts take that kind of form - pointing the Wiimote off-screen at either the top, left, right, or bottom, and then pulling it back on-screen. They did try to make some of them still seem similar to the character's move, like Gohan's Masenko is one that goes up and then back down, but most moves are just as simple as that. Good thing, though, as who would want to try Trunks' Burning Attack on the Wiimote? x_x

Another dissapointment is the method of finding Dragonballs during Adventure Mode. You don't HAVE to find the Dragonballs, but they're a pain in the butt to find. Unlike games like Budokai 3 where you just found the Dragonballs in random places on the main map, in this game many of them are hiding within the BATTLE maps. The thing is, you can destroy certain landmarks on the battle maps by dashing through them or getting hurled through them or stuff like that. And sometimes that structure will house a Dragonball that you can collect after it's broken apart. That's annoying, for one thing in hoping to find one, and another in trying to fly down and collect it while you're in the middle of a freaking battle. ESPECIALLY if that battle is against a big hulking opponent like one of the Oozaru (Great Ape) Saiyans. >> They don't like leaving you alone for a second.

Otherwise, the game is totally awesome, and I can't wait to unlock more cool characters. Oh yeah, and though Cooler is indeed cool, he seems to be a particulary cheap-ass as a COM. And I want to play as Janemba so freakin' bad. And never fly around a lot with a character that doesn't fly in the show (Master Roshi, Yajirobe, Mr. Satan (he is jetpackless this time around)) as they will flail around every so often and eventually just fall down. That is all. =)

Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

I don't really have a lot to say on this yet, as I have only just started. Plus, I'm sure this is the kind of game that many people want to learn about firsthand. But I will say - yaay, Midna~ Fun character. :3 Reminds me of Etna from Disgaea. Also, the current plot of the game seems to be a mix of your standard Zelda game, Okami, and Metroid Prime 2. That is all, again. =)

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Tuesday - November, 21st 2006 { 9:40 pm }
[ mood | tired ]

I've been out hunting for some wii.

Ha ha.

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Watching Adult Swim [
Sunday - November, 12th 2006 { 1:28 am }
[ mood | sleepy ]

Within the smouldering flames...Collapse )

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Because it's Halloween [
Tuesday - October, 31st 2006 { 5:29 pm }
[ mood | tired ]

You went trick or treating as DEATH.
A Duck gave you a Duck.
Ralphie gave you a Bone.
JonStewart gave you FancyImportedBeer.
Apollo gave you a MagicEightBall.
You had a wonderful time until TheWhiteWitch followed the Yellow Brick Road.

What's Your Trick-or-Treat Haul?
Shiver My Timber--A Pirate RPG

Oh Jon, you silly fake!news anchor, you know I'm underage. X3
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Ganked From jeva_chan [
Thursday - October, 5th 2006 { 2:07 pm }
[ mood | blah ]

1. YOUR SPY NAME: (middle name and current street name)
Charles Phillipsburg

2. YOUR MOVIE STAR NAME: (grandfather/grandmother on your dad's side, your favorite candy)
Bish Caramel (.....no comment)

3. YOUR RAP NAME: (first initial of first name, first three or four letters of your last name)
S. Duva

4. YOUR GAMER TAG: (a favorite color, a favorite animal)
Blue Cheetah

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
Charles Ridgewood

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (first 3 letters of your last name, last 3 letters of mother's maiden name, first 3 letters of your pet's name)
Duv Ber Haw

7. JEDI NAME: (middle name spelled backwards, your mom's maiden name spelled backwards)
Selrahc Ztiwokreb

8. PORN STAR NAME: (first pet's name, the street you grew up on)
(can't do it, I don't remember any of those street names)

9. SUPERHERO NAME: ("The", your favorite color, the automobile your mom drives)
The Blue Honda CRV

10. YOUR ACTION HERO NAME: (first name of the main character in the last film you watched, last food you ate)
Satou Peanuts

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Pirate Meme. Yar. [
Tuesday - September, 19th 2006 { 11:25 pm }
[ mood | drunk, according to this quiz ]

LiveJournal Username
Pirate Name
Reason for Piracy
Amount of Available Booty$1,619,216
Your Ship's NameThe Gold Disgrace
Type of ShipGalliot
First Matemustangactor
Cabin Boy *wink wink nudge nudge*terrierlee
Percentage of Sailors who tremble at your name.
Type of PirateToo drunk to pillage
Your fateYou open a really cool restaurant and live happily ever after.
This Fun Quiz created by Lindsay at BlogQuiz.Net
Leo Horoscope at DailyHoroscopes.Biz

Coolest. First Mate. Ever. :D

........not even gonna comment on the cabin boy. >>

I find my fate acceptable. At least it makes sense as to being unable to pillage because I'm so drunk. I mean, if you can't pillage, you might as well settle down and start a totally cool restauraunt, right? Yaaaaarrr, and stuff........OI, DO YOU BE CASTING MUTINTY UPON ME, YE NASTY SEADOG?! WHERE BE ME CUTLASS. YARRR. *falls over*

*goes off to bed in real world*
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Anime I'm Watching Right Now (Because I Want To Update With SOMETHING...) [
Monday - September, 18th 2006 { 7:28 pm }
[ mood | okay ]

Cut To Shield Your Eyes From Unnecessarily Long PostsCollapse )

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Adult Swim's "Bloody Saturday" [
Sunday - September, 10th 2006 { 9:25 am }
[ mood | just woke up ]

Trinity Blood:

I already saw this at Otakon, but it was still awesome. Troy Baker is slowly making his way into my favorite group of FUNi actors, as he captures every aspect we've seen of Abel so far perfectly. Amber Cotton as Jessica was cute, even though at different times she sounded like both Caitlin AND Colleen. But then again, considering how JAPANESE voice actresses sound, it's nothing to complain about. Eric Vale was awesome as an evil guy as always, and Chris Sabat had a nice little one-liner as Tres (Gunslinger). Most of the Vatican people were good too, but even though I was okay with it since hearing it at Ota, Greg's Pope will take some more getting used to. It's just, I dunno.........Greg + Pope = DOES NOT COMPUTE, in normal terms. XD All in all, awesome. And I don't care about these things I've heard about the ending just cutting off in the middle of a storyline because of the original mangaka dying - I'll be following this one.


Hmm.......well, it WAS better than Naruto's dub. Johnny was very good as Ichigo, however, at some scenes he just sounded too........nice. Other than that I found no problems with his performance. Rukia was good after hearing her for a whole episode, and Isshin was good, but I wasn't so hot on the other main character voices. Yuzu's fits the character, but it's rather annoying. So, I guess in that case, that's more of a "character" complaint, not a voice complaint. And Karin........well, as talented an actress as Kate Higgins is, her being someone like Karin just doesn't seem right. I'm sure she COULD pull it off, but from what I got from this episode, it sounded like the wrong tone. And Kon. WTF, KON, WHAT DID THEY DO TO YOU?! It surprised me enough that Bleach does one of those 'skewed character interaction preview' things, AND that Kon appeared in it (which I guess Ichigo was just as surprised about XD), but his VOICE. I can't imagine his voice sounded like that in the original, because when I think Kon, I think of a higher pitched, annoying voice. What I heard last night was a medium-lower pitched, surfer annoying voice. o_o Wtf, that isn't Kon at all. I really hope that this is just, like, the VA experimenting with the character and by now he's gotten the right tone, because otherwise, BAD CASTING CHOICE, VIZ. >( In any case, it was much better for episode one than the Naruto dub was at episode one. I'll keep going with it, of course.

Eureka 7:

Holy crap. Holy crap. I already liked this show, but it just got like 10 times better. :O Holland went down off my hate list a little for not yelling at Renton for taking out the Nirvash, but............holy, holy crap. Renton pulled a freakin' Shinji. :O I like also how they have Renton say "To be continued!" at the end only when he's in a mood where he would want to say it. It's a clever touch.

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Debit Card Fraud [
Sunday - September, 3rd 2006 { 4:32 pm }
[ mood | aggravated ]

Yeah, that's certainly a nice thing to be woken up from a nap about.

Apparently 900-something dollars was spent at a place called "Grippo Foods".........has anyone ever heard of these guys, 'cause I sure haven't. oO *sighs* Now I've had to cancel my card AGAIN, and I have to go sign an Apha-David, or whatever it's called, to be reimbursed.

I swear, whoever stole my card number, if there weren't twisted thieves like you around, I wouldn't hate this country as much as I already did. Thank you so much for increasing that dislike. You're a big help.

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Adult Swim New Anime Promos [
Thursday - August, 31st 2006 { 1:35 pm }
[ mood | bored ]

Bleach: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65lg2h58Qe8

Huh.......I actually expected Johnny to use a different kind of voice, but regardless, it fits. That gets my hope up, since the main character's voice is VERY important for keeping the interest going. Rukia sounded good at the "I'm a Soul Reaper" line, but from there it sounded a teeny-tiny bit too high. Actually.....it kinda reminded me of a younger dub!Dante. oO I'll have to wait for a full episode to really judge it.

The promo itself doesn't look that exciting either, kind of blah like FMA's were. This one was better at getting me pumped, though:

Trinity Blood: http://youtube.com/watch?v=QSFywSoFxd4

Either way.......I'm looking forward to September 9. =)

.....but dammit, if Kyle doesn't get a role in Bleach, I'm gonna be hella dissapointed. >(

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From AnimeOnDVD's Advanced Review of FMA 13... [
Tuesday - August, 29th 2006 { 11:39 am }
[ mood | cheerful ]

The extras continue to be along what's considered standard for most releases. These include the usual suspects such as the textless songs, the character profiles and art gallery material. A few new pieces do show up for the finale though and make use of that space that a fourth episode would use. The first of which is a new commentary track by the ADR director for the last episode...

*happy noise* Mike definitely picked the best episodes for the final two commentaries....first 25, now 51. Though, considering the episode, it would make sense to have him with Vic and Aaron again.........which I don't mind, but they already did a commentary for Episode 19. Maybe we'll get Lyra and one of the Homunculi? Lyra and Envy? Hmm......I still wanted to hear a commentary with Lust and Gluttony, but oh well. >>

I sure am glad it's only gonna be a few weeks until the rest of the DVDs get released. I couldn't stand to wait the original 2-month release pattern FUNi was previously using anymore. x_x

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FMA Movie Icons [
Sunday - August, 27th 2006 { 5:43 pm }
[ mood | okay ]

In honor of the movie premiering in the US a couple days ago, (or in honor of the fact that I was bored yesterday), I have compiled some icons based on the FMA movie. I'm sure it's safe to say - there will be spoilerish pictures. My rules for icon-yankage is the same as it's always been in the past: you may take them, but please credit me, and do not hotlink. Hope everyone likes them.........I don't have the proper program for making icons like I used to have, so they're probably not up to par with my previous works. >>

Within the smouldering flames...Collapse )

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Back From Otakon [
Sunday - August, 6th 2006 { 4:39 pm }
[ mood | annoyed ]

I'll have a full report up later or tomorrow. First I'd like to get something off my chest.

Whenever FUNi lisences a new series (such as School Rumble at Otakon), I am getting SICK, and TIRED, of these certain video transfer purists on a certain forum always complaining "Oh no, FUNi got it, we're gonna get crap video quality". To those people, I say:


We get it. FUNi's video quality was not perfect at first. FMA volumes 1-4 had some compression issues or whatever. But guess what, they fixed those problems, which by the way, I never saw. Volumes 1-4 look absolutely beautiful on the TVs in my house. Only when played on my flat screen comp do a few problems show themselves, but of course, that is because DVDs are meant for TVs, not computers.

But maybe I'm wrong - maybe the video quality WILL be crap. Sure, every other FUNi property I've collected up to now has had beautiful quality, but maybe the next one won't! If such is the case, why do you complain before you even SEE the fucking final transfer?! WAIT five months, buy volume 1 of School Rumble, and if THEN, after watching it on your big screen TV that plays everything from ADV and Geneon so god-damn-fucking-tasticly well (by the way, the one Geneon series I've started collecting looks atrocious on my computer) with your face pressed up against the screen so you can see every bit of bitmapping detail......if THEN you find the video quality to suck, THEN go start complaining.

Otakon was fantastic, by the way. More on that later. =)

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