Hey. So I'm back. I feel like I've been saying that on the last few posts I've made. Yeah, I've really skimped out on my writing and my responsibilities as a recapper as of late, and I apologize for that. Honestly, I've been struggling to find the drive to write these past few months, several things being a contributing factor to it. That site redesign plus other things that happened around the time certainly hurt that momentum as well. My anticipation for some other thing I've been having thoughts of have not really been of help either. I'll spare you the details for now, it's gonna show up on some other thing I'm also trying to get done already.
So Star Wars Day happened this Monday. I've been meaning to actually start celebrating holidays, even in a very small way, instead of viewing (most of) them as simply "Hey! No class". This includes fake ones.
Started the day by checking out Disney Channel, because Disney owns Star Wars now, right?
I like Phineas and Ferb and all, and it seems like this received prettty favorable reviews. But I didn't like it very much, to be honest. Something about the style of the two didn't clash very well for me, not even in an entertainingly silly way. It's partly a recreation of the first film, and as someone who's already seen quite a number of Star Wars parodies, you can only hear the same jokes and references so many times before it gets grating. True to the Phineas and Ferb style, there's a song and dance number at one point, one about Tatooine and another about the Empire. Also surprised Disney would censor their own shows. No non-scifi guns or swimsuit girls allowed. Was going to check out some of their other specials for the day, but then I found out that the film they chose to feature for that day was Episode III.
I then watched this documentary called Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed, which I caught on the History Channel a few years ago. I thought it was a really funny documentary because of how they go absolutely overboard with their analysis of the Star Wars films. Their analysis is not bad or wrong in any sense, but I do feel it gives Star Wars way too much credit and makes it sound a lot more clever than what its creators thought it out to be. And leave it to History for managing to bring up Hitler and the War on Terror into all of this. My favourite moment was this line of dialogue right here:
By Return of the Jedi, you'll notice that Luke is now wearing an all black costume. He's gone from a white garment in the first film, which shows his innocence and his naivete. And he has passed through this tremendous initiation period. He has accepted the negativity within himself, and has found a way to deal with that.
Also tried to finish Dark Forces. But I dunno. It's a really good game, don't get me wrong. I find it way better than the usual modern style of first person shooters. I really did start playing Dark Forces with the intention of trying to get into more first person shooters. But alas, it seems like this genre really isn't for me. So yeah, I'm still not done with it. Been trying to find ways to get it done as fast as possible just to get it out of the way already. Watching some speedruns, I found it quite amazing that some of the harder levels have some major skips that allows you to bypass the entire stage, because the endpoint is somewhere right next to where you start out. It's almost as if it was designed that way on purpose so that an intrepid player can grenade jump their way to the ending in a matter of seconds.
Watched The Empire Strikes Back again. Now that I think about it, I think this is the first time in quite a while that I got to watch it the whole way through. A lot of the scenes, I felt like I've never seen them before. What was supposed to be just a thing I'll listen to in the background while doing other things turned into a proper movie watching session. Couldn't take my eyes off it. Now I'm torn on whether my favourite in the series is the original or this one.
Also, have you seen this? Watching Japanese dubs of English films sounds like a fun time.
Lastly, I listened to all those Mr. Plinkett reviews again, which I'm sure need no further introduction. By the end of the day, I could certainly feel for one particular line near the very end:
Oh God. All I hear is Star Wars inside my brain. Someone help me.
Well that's enough Star Wars for me 'till December. Probably too late to ask this but,
How did you celebrate Star Wars Day?
Uhm... What else is new...
...oh yeah, I have a Twitter account now. I originally made it just to make a dumb throwaway joke, but now I'm stuck with it. I guess you can follow me if you want to. I find the system to have its set of problems, but I think it's a nice way to connect with some friends.
D... do you... w-want to be friends? @MareOnTheMoon (Get it?)
But more importantly, the Cblog Recap Team also has a Twitter account, apparently! And we're gonna start using it more often now, posting recaps, contests, announcements and other community-made features worth sharing. I know it makes me sound like an obvious shill, but I do encourage you all to take part in this ongoing effort to make more people know this place has blogs, and you can write some too. Hopefully, we can invite more people to share their writings and be part of this little community of ours.
Spread the word out, participate, and write cool blogs of your own ♪ @CblogRecaps
(This is my first time writing a blog post-redesign. Niero and the web team, get ready for another round of complaints feedback)
[url=http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Dr+Mel/what-i-d-like-to-see-in-silent-hill-291504.phtml][b]*[/b] - Dr. Mel's reply to Nic's "What would your Silent Hill look like?" article*. So is this our very first "reply blog"? I don't see the difference format wise, if it's supposed to have any.[/url]
*What would your Silent Hill look like? by Nic Rowen
[url=http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/wutangclam/good-things-in-bad-games-borderlands-291544.phtml][b]*[/b] - Wutangclam starts a new blog series, highlighting the "Good Things in Bad Games". Like Borderlands.[/url]
[url=http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Retrofraction/where-is-gradius--291065.phtml][b]A[/b] - Yeah, I miss Gradius too.[/url]
[url=http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/ShadeOfLight/bbain-s-jukebox-shade-style-robots-291524.phtml][b]A[/b] - Shade's music choice for this "Jukebox" is quite robotic.[/url]
[url=http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Titannel/scenes-from-a-leather-recliner-star-wars-edition--291547.phtml][b]A[/b] - Titannel answers my question with his list of Star Wars games he played this day.[/url]
[url=http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/n0signal/review-dark-souls-ii-scholar-of-the-first-sin-ps4--291517.phtml][b]M[/b] - n0signal reviews Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin for his Band of Bloggers entry.[/url]
Space filler. Not a WIP contest entry.
Don't forget that Retrofraction's "Living the Dream" art contest for his planned documentary film about Destructoid is still ongoing. Draw a thing and win a prize! Deadline is on Sunday, May 17, 7 PM, Arizona Time.
[url=http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/ninjapresident/ninjapresident-xplodepants-ama-xtravaganza-nvgr--291059.phtml][b]C[/b] - Quite a number of these "Ask Me Anything" blogs recently. Last week, you had a chance to ask Ninjapresident a thing. Maybe you still can right now.[/url]
[url=http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Occams/hello-i-m-occams-ask-me-a-question-291505.phtml][b]C[/b] - Occams did one as well.[/url]
[url=ttp://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Pixie+The+Fairy/i-m-pixie-the-fairy-you-can-ask-me-things-and-stuff--291534.phtml][b]C[/b] - So did Pixie.[/url]
No, I'm not doing one.
[url=http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Reinhold+Hoffmann/shuhei-yoshida-platinumed-bloodborne-a-bit-more-about-the-sony-leader-291499.phtml][b]N[/b] - It's always nice to be reminded that some of these industry people are gamers as well. Shuhei Yoshida platinumed Bloodborne.[/url]
News and other stories that the FP staff might have missed. Don't hesitate to share them over here.
[url=http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/TheDustinThomas/hall-of-game-episode-7-american-gladiators-snes--291040.phtml][b]V[/b] - American Gladiators for the SNES on episode 7 of Dustin's "Hall of Game" video series.[/url]
[url=http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/TheDustinThomas/flea-market-finds-5-2-15-featuring-shaq-291512.phtml][b]V[/b] - More flea market finds. I wonder if Dustin runs out of room for these things...[/url]
[url=http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Lord+Spencer/wii-reviews-the-list-291483.phtml][b]R[/b] - Lord Spencer lays out his plan for a whole series of Wii game reviews.[/url]
[url=http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/ScreamAid/twin-shot-the-word-count-on-this-review-of-coincidentally-911-291541.phtml][b]R[/b] - ScreamAid has another flash/browser game review: 2D platform shooter Twin Shot.[/url]
[url=http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Titannel/a-report-from-the-front-lines-greninja-amiibo-pre-ordering-fort-myers-fl--291049.phtml][b]T[/b] - This Amiibo situation in the US continues to not be so good, especially when Titannel's first hand experience is concerned.[/url]
[url=http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Titannel/short-story-a-conversation-at-a-diner-nvgr--291025.phtml][b]L[/b] - An scrapped intro for a short story Titannel wrote back in college.[/url]
[url=http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Papa+Niero/testing-blog-replies-a-new-community-blogs-feature-291469.phtml][b]?[/b] - See that button right there? Yeah, you can "reply" to FP articles now in blog form.[/url]
[url=http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Chist/such-memes-wow-291495.phtml][b]?[/b] - Doesn't work quite right yet though...[/url]
These two gifs. They've been in my PC for the longest time for some reason.
これはこれであり | kounog [pixiv]
- Luna Sy