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I had this dream…

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Date: December 21, 2007 @ 6:21 am | Comments (1)

This was definitely one of those WTF kind of dreams…

Scene: Nintendo Press Conference

Reporter: Mr. Miyamoto, some people are claiming that the remote-style controllers for your new Wii home video game system should actually be called Wii-motes. What do you have to say about this?

Miyamoto: Well, that is a cute name for it, but officially it is called a Wii Remote.

Reporter: And unofficially?

Miyamoto: Unofficially they are referred to as Strike Team Alpha!

Reporter: … Wha?

Miyamoto: That’s right! Each Wii-mote (it’s cute!) is actually a sentient device, awaiting my command to begin our hostile takeover!

Reporter: Hostile takeover!? Of what? Sony? Microsoft!?

Miyamoto: No you fool… The world! Bwahahahaha!

Yeah, sometimes I think I’m insane.


Quick update: “Holy crap, where’d all these posts come from?”

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Date: December 19, 2007 @ 6:00 pm | Comments (0)

So for those of you (all three) that pay attention here, you might notice there are suddenly a whole lot of posts from before 2007. No time travel involved here, I just imported a bunch of posts from my old site’s News/Blog list. This isn’t for any of you necessarily (though feel free to read them of course), more for myself (and maybe Ginnsu).

Just a heads up - almost none of the links in any of those posts will work, and the ones that do could be … bad. At the time of shutdown I had like 6 or 7 different people able to write posts to the old site (I was going for the equation of variety = quality) so the content type will differ from post to post (along with grammar and spelling), and some of those guys were just plain weird. :P You’ve been warned.


Not dead, just distracted. Been playing games.

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Date: December 13, 2007 @ 9:42 am | Comments (0)

So yeah, I haven’t posted here in a while have I? I guess I should do something about that…

This is me doing something about that.

Anyway, yeah, I’m not dead, and the blog isn’t dead either, just comatose (the blog, not me, although when I’m asleep…). Call it hibernation for winter if that makes you feel better, although I’m really quite sure that what I say or do on my own personal blog really doesn’t have much bearing on how any of you (total of maybe 3 people) feel, and if it does – SEEK HELP. Immediately.

Anyway (I start a lot of sentences with “anyway”, did you notice that?) the reason that the blog has been so dead quiet is because I’ve been distracted (just like the title says) playing games (I believe the title mentions this as well). I bought Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii (wheeeee!) and it’s quite a bit of fun. I’m up at like 33 stars and I’ve been enjoying most of it. Also, I’ve been up at my friend’s place playing Assassin’s Creed (cus he gots da PS3, not me) like a MADMAN. I have to totally give him props, or cred, or whatever the cool kids are saying these days, because he’s totally let me monopolize his system for the last three days - enjoying the hell out of HIS game, which he hasn’t beaten, or barely even played – while he sits there watching or playing some DS game that he’s not as engrossed in as I am with Creed (which is what I’m calling it from now on because it’s shorter, although by adding this sentence to explain that fact I’ve kind of defeated the purpose). I’m currently up on the 7th assassination IIRC which means, to the best of my assumptive (yes that’s actually a word) knowledge, that I’m 2/3 of the way through the game, as it appears from the menus and such that there are a total of 9 assassinations, perhaps 10. I’ve not been collecting all the flags, as I’m dreadful at noticing them – I can’t count how many times I’ve been running down the street (in the game, I don’t run IRL [read: lazy]) and gone whizzing right past a flag just as Ed would look up from his game and go, “Flag.”
To which I’d stop my headlong rush through the crowd and say, “What? No way.. where?”
Then I’d meander back through the path I’d come and find the flag, sitting just barely off to the side, mocking me for not having noticed it – hell for not having picked it up by accident, I’ve done that a few times as well – when I ran past it not 10 seconds ago. At this point I’ll vent my frustration a little by killing some random guard, which may or may not set off all the surrounding guards, at which point I’ll either run away like a leetle monkey (?), or stick around and proceed to decimate my foes with my ability to counter every attack that comes my way – or get hit in the nuts when I try to grab (I need an adult!).

Shit, gotta wrap this up… uh… bye?


FaceBook Graffiti: Portal

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Date: November 16, 2007 @ 12:22 pm | Comments (0)

Made this using FaceBook’s Animated Graffiti application. Haven’t posted in a while, so this is what you get.


is mah birfday!

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Date: November 2, 2007 @ 6:21 am | Comments (2)

is mah birfday where r caek, dammit!?


Metroid Prime 3: Corruption – Beaten!

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Date: October 29, 2007 @ 7:29 pm | Comments (2)

Yay! First Metroid Prime game I’ve beaten. Just couldn’t get the hang of the controls for the GameCube games (so I’ll probably never beat 1 & 2). At 99% completion too, only missed one missile tank, but I’ll be damned if I’m going to search through the entire freaking game to find it.


Also: I got a Wii. Wheeeeeeee!

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Date: October 17, 2007 @ 4:02 pm | Comments (1)

My Wii code: 7395 0901 7246 8853

And stuff.


Portal

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Date: October 17, 2007 @ 3:59 pm | Comments (3)

So, have you heard of Portal? Ginnsu has it so I played it at his place, wouldn’t run on my computer anyway I’m sure. It was pretty short, which I’m sure anyone who’s interested in it has already heard, only taking me a few hours to complete (did it before Ginnsu too, haha!) but quite enjoyable. It was a really cool experience, if you haven’t heard of it and enjoy puzzling type games (in a first person setting), check it out. At least have a look at some of the YouTube videos you can find about it.


YouTube: Most Terrifying Video You’ll Ever See

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Date: October 9, 2007 @ 5:23 pm | Comments (0)

I just watched this video on YouTube. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that it’s the most terrifying video I’ll ever see, but it does make you think a little. For anyone who actually reads this before they click the play button, the video is about global warming. Not something that I’ve actively been worrying about but it has always been a little nagging thought in the back of my mind. A lot of the things that the guy in the video talks about were things that I had already thought of, but he kind of lays it all out in black and white, although he goes to the extremes… anyway, stop reading this drivel and just watch the thing.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDsIFspVzfI]

 On a sidenote: Yay for the WordPress YouTube brackets plugin.


Paradoxical!

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Date: October 7, 2007 @ 4:58 am | Comments (1)

Interested in a bit of light reading? Check out Wikipedia’s List of Paradoxes, I’ve been reading through this now for an hour or so. Some of the ones I found interesting:

  • Omnipotence paradox – Can an omnipotent being (ie: “God”) create an object so heavy that he/she could not lift it?
  • Control paradox – “Man can never be free of control, for to be free of control is to be controlled by oneself.”
  • Grandfather paradox – If you go back in time and cause the death of your grandfather before he bore children, your father/mother would not exist to bear you, thus you would not exist, thus you could not go back in time to cause the death of your grandfather.
  • Epicurean paradox – “Either God wants to abolish evil, and cannot; or he can, but does not want to. If he wants to, but cannot, he is impotent. If he can, but does not want to, he is wicked. If God can abolish evil, and God really wants to do it, why is there evil in the world?”
  • Predestination paradox – “A classic example occurs in the film Somewhere in Time, in which a pocket watch is given to a young man by an older woman, only for the younger man to travel back in time, then give it to that same woman’s younger self, who then goes on to give it to him. At no point is it ever revealed where the watch came from.”

And there’s a tonne of others, but I’ll be forever if I try and list all the ones that caught my interest.

Wikipedia has this effect on me, the effect where I can’t tear myself away from reading trivial information. Just ask anyone that knows me, they’ll tell you that I’m just bursting with useless knowledge, the kind of things that some people know, that most people don’t, that one day you’ll wonder about, and I’ll be there with an answer. What can I say, I thrive on knowing those things that just might impress someone some day… most of the time though I just get a funny look.


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