Past two weeks were crazy. Wish I didn't have school then. Handful of cousins visited from Ohio and I had a reason to go to downtown in SF, CA and see some sights I've never seen with them. Still managed a great time. Also, got in some chinese chess and mahjong (even though I can't read or write the stuff, I just recognize symbols).
Sorry I couldn't make this past weekend into a "Dtoid NARP", there was waaay too much last minute planning involved.
This past weekend was an EPIC unplanned birthday weekend in and around UC Davis, CA. I didn't take pictures, but I'll remember it forever.
Not in this order, but there was: Crotch slap fighting, bromance, Creationary (lego pictionary), pool (both kinds), giant egg heads (see your Robert Arneson), 2 x $1.00 movies I love, squirrels (agents of evil) and ducks at UC Davis, taxidermy ducks (at a former library), staying up all night reading some of "The Complete Chronicles of Conan", replayed some "Custom Robo" on DS, FINALLY SEEING "DRAGON WARS" (which was pretty damn funny and somewhat entertaining) and much much more.
Plus the weather was perfect since it's Davis in CA where it can get super hot I hear. I thank all my cousins and recent bromosexuals (I don't take credit for inventing this word, see your Dtoid forum). I drank a little over a bottle of Blue Moon before I puked half my stomach contents which is a personal best from a head pounding half a bottle of Heineken.
I don't see the attraction to the aftereffects of alcohol, but it's just not for me. Most likely I'll stick with cranberry club sodas and mudslides (Note to self: got to get the recipe for this) with very little alcohol just so I'm NOT HOGGING or WAITING for the bathroom. For some reason alcohol just shoots all the way through... Trust me, I'm doing people favors by not over drinking.
Oh right... and I'm 21. Before these 2 weeks I already thought I WAS 21. I don't really think about my age. Not sure if that's good/bad... I remember telling someone I was 19 turning 20 at the beginning of the semester and I totally believed it.
I'd talk about and perfect this some more, but my mind is still processing everything.
These are the only real reasons I have cable. Oh, and late night Anime.
Why? Killer tricks.
No explanation necessary.
For future reference: Volleyball (the sport I watch above all others) because well... It's Volleyball. So... They play in swim wear............................. aaand athleticism. Seriously though, it's just way more fun to watch than any other sport I have tried to watch. Hockey is a close second though.
I just reminded myself, I should really look into mud and SUMO wrestling.... I hear these are still practiced.
I finished watching a twenty-somethin' episode anime and just wanted it to mean something so here I am just typing away. So YOU CAN SKIP DOWN to the paragraph labeled "The very Brief Review" unless you wanna get to know me a bit better. Right now I'm having a good laugh because I have typed a little more of everything that is NOT the review.
If anything this is a blip anime you can look up somewhere online for reviews/summary and just maybe think about when you have A LOT of time on your hands. And I'm warning you now that I'm the kind of person that stuff just GROWS ON. For example I'm actually considering in the far reaches in the back of my mind to watch all the episodes of Gilmore Girls, but not as much as I'd rather watch all of Farscape or Andromeda etc. other stuff first. Also, Real World: Cancun for some reason...
This is pretty much a brief review I could have posted this somewhere on a manga or anime blog, but I thought I'd save time/effort and maybe get an idea of the anime/manga interest in the Dtoid communtiy. I am not saying I recommend this anime because I measure things as "like" and "dislike". So this probably won't help you that much in determining whether or not you think it's worth watching. I just felt like writing about this anime series that I had seen recently because it made me feel very conflicted for some reason (well more conflicted than I usually anyway, which is almost never). Also it gives me a bit to write about since news around my life is fairly slow right now. I won't give a summary as you can pretty much look that over anywhere else (plus I hate being a spoiler, so I'll try to keep that outta the picture). So you may want to read a few reviews or a summary before reading this no that it will make much difference, but here goes...
--- The very Brief Review: ---
I kept wanting to strangle the two main characters because their relationship was hella frustrating to watch. It was so back an forth. I only really liked the shy character and the bits of humor throughout the whole series. For me it was worth watching once. And I might consider watching it again sometime in the future because I'm a glutton for punishment. This anime did not exaclty leave me satisfied and I wished there was more. It was just one of those series that I saw as a collection of at Best Buy. There's no nudity, so too bad for the hentai lovers out there. There's only like maybe pg-13 nudity there, but mostly it's focused on the relationships.
My favorite anime would have to be: Berserk. (Getting hooked on that anime might have been what made me like Suzuka in the end).
I make lists of stuff I want to eventually get around to watching, reading, listening, playing etc. Mostly I type all my lists in "notepad" on my cell phone. It really is handy if you don't want to keep track of a slip of paper. I have a whole list of movies, lyrics to songs (I have yet to look up artists/titles) and t.v. series that I have yet to see. Right now I'm catching back up on Buffy The Vampire Slayer because I was one of those people who got lazy at keeping track. Then I got hooked back on Joss Whedon through Angel and then Firefly. And currently I am finishing up a personal Buffy TVS marathon (meaning I haven't watched much else when I'm not eating, sleeping and other stuff).
Other things I'm into:
Comics: Wormwood, Conan, Sandman, Spawn.
And a whole bunch of other stuff that I don't feel like listing, but if you have animes/series/comics YOU THINK EVERYONE SHOULD SEE ONCE in their lives go ahead and recommend. Watchmen was definitely worth reading, I think I'll reread it again whenever I think I'll want to watch the movie again.
Mental note: Get around to watching "Doctor Who" and all the other "Star Treks" (I got hooked through Voyager).
Just saying thanks to Dtoid!
- and special thanks to Sterling for tapping Rocket XL on the shoulder to ship the swag. Also if you're new Dtoiders (like me) haven't gotten into the FORUMS yet, check it out!
Now I feel brave enough to post my pic so... Okay, feel free to take your shots at my imperfections and how ugly my tan lines are.
Oh also, around the same time I got the swag I saw The Darkness in a store that was half price off and decided to pick it up because I’m a fan of the comics too.
Anyone know where I can get an Unreal Tournament 3 faceplate? Why this one? well duh, cause it's Red.
Someone's probably already posted on this. But I'd still like input/thoughts. It's one of the things I'm currently playing. Some of you may have seen the similarities or haven't played it yet. I just want to see what some of your opinions are on either of the two or both. I like the gameplay of the game well enough because you can choose guns, legs, pods and bombs. I haven't gotten around to playing online because the story mode is more convenient to play in different places.
BEWARE, story mode has a tad more dialogue than I'd like, but fighting the computer is still keeps me interested in the game. And I enjoy it all the more because when they offer me handicaps I'm like "psssh...". I like beating the computer without handicaps.
I really like the freedom of movement in the arena and combining different gear to produce different results. They both remind me of mini versions/remote controlled gundams.
I'm kinda nostalgic to look for and rewatch the series of Medabots on DVD because I liked MetaBee's quick wit and the weird/ridiculous plot & villains.
Getting back to Custom Robo. The arenas/dioramas are especially awesome because you can get even more free movement from street battles. Anywho, just looking for some input.