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1:07 AM on 09.24.2015

Dammit, SOMA. Why you gotta make me think things? Never have I considered a synthetic body before now and YOU PUT THAT IN MY HEAD! This is weird. [claws at temples]


10:25 AM on 09.20.2015

I posted this earlier, but made some small improvements. Here's my cover of Jonathan Coulton's "Re: Your Brains". I promise I won't just keep spamming my work :p


12:47 PM on 09.18.2015

It's not often that I make a new video. [youtube][/youtube] That last line was originally going to be far more... brutal. I didn't wanna give Nintendo more of a reason to take it down than they already have.


4:45 PM on 09.17.2015

Just did up a quick cover of I Don't Wanna Set the World on Fire. Been really anxious, going through all the Fallout's leading up to 4.


10:32 AM on 09.15.2015

Oh, my medication... [img][/img]


7:00 PM on 09.13.2015

Alamo City Comic-Con was better than infinite ice cream minus the fat/diabetes

Last year, I went to my first ever convention: the Alamo City Comic-Con. I got to meet plenty of fellow dorks, famous faces, and spend way too much money. It was such a wonderful social experience and to say that it was life-affirming would be an understatement. 

Even now, though, the con is still in it's early stages of development. Just 3 or so years running. However, in just that short time, it's grown to be amongst the most popular of comic conventions in the country, entertaining a whopping 75,000+ in 2014. This year was hoping to see nearly 100,000 attendees and I would not be surprised to see them reach that once the statistics are in order.

Just as I had planned since the end of last year's, I went again this year. While my ambitions to go two whole days didn't quite pan out, my Friday outing was more than enough. In some ways, it was even better than before!

Just like my first visit, it made me feel awesome that I was as huge a nerd as I was. 

Drowning yourself in geek culture is no longer merely escapism or for the pleasure of you and some local friends, it's fuel for one of the most thrilling aspects of geek life: the modern comic convention. Nowadays, everyone goes to them. Not just the dedicated, but the casuals. Video games, superheroes, collector's items, etc. are fast becoming the norm, which means your adult conversation about your love of Transformers or Pokemon is becoming less and less likely to get you scolded for being "childish". 

Now that we're all comfortable with eachother, we can admit that Deadpool is pretty rad and that Star Wars used to be cool but might be cool again come Episode VII. 

Combining a love for all mediums and what is essentially a stageplay, I cannot recommend going to one of these things enough. I literally cannot. It's all I think about days before, during, and days after the fact. The people I met, the stars I shoke hands with, the awesome concessions, the conversations that I had, and not to mention I've probably spent an accumulated time of at least an hour looking through my phone at all the pictures I took. 

Smoothpool signaled Spider-Griffin over for a fanfic proposition. I wonder how that is going to turn out?

That's a damn fine vehicle. 

I hope Mecha-Link has a butt flap because that is hawt. 

I sort of really like cosplays like this. Where it's not a 1:1 recreation of the character, it's cheap, and the cosplayer is forced to get creative. 

Sort of like down on his luck Batman! He was also here last time and it was just as good now. I think he's even gained a bit of muscle, so things might be looking up!

This picture doesn't do her justice. Korra was especially impressive. 

Something I didn't do last year that I made an effort to do this year was talk with more of the artists, whether in passing by or in having a conversation with them whilst browsing their wares. 

One particular artist that I was looking forward to seeing was Matt Frank, the man behind much of the Godzilla comics of the last 5 years. I had never actually bought or even seen a single Godzilla comic, but I do love the Godzilla films. Or, at least I did love them when I was much younger. Destroyah was my favorite beast because he was literally like out of the mind of a very talented and slightly warped 13-year old. Naturally, it spoke to me and I still love him as a child at heart. 

So, I asked if Matt had any singular pieces featuring the giant devil unicorn lizard. He had none but an entire volume featuring the likes of not only Destroyah, but Biollante, Anguirus, and, of course, MechaGodzilla. I didn't see any SpaceGodzilla, though. I told him that that sucked and he agreed. As a consolation, he drew me a chibi Destroyah next to his signature! It's kind of adorable. 

The man himself was lovely. Very social and friendly. Definitely a good dudeman. He also convinced me to give Pacific Rim a watch after I confused Azure Defiant for a rebooted Jet Jaguar. 

Abe Lopez was the best, though. Not just for the surprise Cagebomb or his flattering signature, but his art was spectacular! Creative, fun, and very expressive. Way more impressive than those that were just marking over established shots and selling it as their own or those that went for striking realism. Life needs a bit of personality and this guy's work had it in spades. 

Yeah. He's a real big fan of Harley + Joker. 

When I got home, I just had to search up his Facebook and Deviant Art pages and now I'm a fan!

Most surprising was that a lot of the higher quality prints like his were no more than 20 dollars. Some absolutely incredible ones were even as cheap as 10! 

Such as this absolutely amazing Splatfest piece that I got from some place I wish I could remember the name of. I don't know if I'm going to frame it or even hang it up, but I will at least be keeping it safe in some way. If you can find the source, go and give it a slap of your wallet if Splatoon is your digs. 

Had to support ma waifu. It's getting framed alongside my Zelda X Ganon piece that I got from last year's con. 

Yes. I actually did buy that Fallout: Equestria piece. Because it was cute. And because these guys were actually pretty damn awesome. 

Despite their chosen passion and the fanbase's stigma, the one on the left was the most well-spoken, enthusiastic, and friendly person I met at the convention. We even had a minute or two-long conversation about the extensiveness of this actually real-as-the-stank-on-your-bum fanfiction of the same name. It's supposedly, in their own words, the size of several Harry Potter novels. 

Willickers. What an... interesting group of people. I kind of wanna love them.

Marcus Fenix from GEARS OF CHUFFING WAR!

These are some skinny motherfuckers! 

Catching Smoothpool again as he walks by. I also met up with him a third time at the bus stop as he was calling for his ride and completely out of character. He should be ashamed. 

There was a surprising amount of female Starlords. Go figure. 

I couldn't help but sing Come And Get Your Love for at least several minutes after meeting each one. 

I asked him to do the nut punch and he... almost nailed it!

Another splendidly creative cosplay!

A SPITTING image of Devito's portrayal of the Penguin. All he's missing is the gut. A top 5 cosplay for sure. 

I can't help but sqweal a bit on the inside whenever I see this picture. I always gravitate towards his tummy and think "I wanna poke it.". Such an adorable scamp. 


Here coooomes the Crimson Chiiiiiin!

No rest for our heroes, even in the food court!

I really fucking love Freeze's googles. I want me a pair ASAP.

Me and a lady Wonka. She even gave me a chocolate!

"Step up, bitch!"

Props to her make-up. It's not perfect, but I know it can be monotonous putting that shit on. Just my eye make-up from last year was a pain.

W-whoa =o.o=

There were plenty of awesome cosplays I captured, but posting literally every one would overload your 56K modem. So, I'll begin jumping into the final segment: the stars! 

Above, we have Judith Hoag. She was the live-action April O'Neil and still is such a beaut! 

Not only that, but she was surprisingly social. I'm not used to the big wigs being the ones that talk the most. She and last year's Troy Baker stick out in my memory for the same reasons. They clearly love their fans and will even indulge the most quiet of people. We even talked about career paths and what I should do should I choose to pursue one or the other. 

Eventually, I wasn't so caught off-guard by her forwardness and I ended up loving getting a chance to meet her. She was an awesome surprise!

This is Franchois Chau, known to most as the live-action Shredder, Dr. Chang from LOST, and as someone with a pretty hard to pronounce name. 

He was a rather straightforward experience. With that said, very nice, formal, polite, etc. Generally really liked meeting him!  Made me wanna rewatch LOST like I've been meaning to for some time. 

Like with Judith, I had him sign my Secret of the Ooze blu-ray. 

Mathematical! It's Jeremy Shada! Otherwise known as Finn from Adventure Time. Another pleasant experience. I only wish John DiMaggio (Jake) was there as well. Oh man, that would've been perfect. 

I mean, all things considered, it was wonderful. But, despite Jeremy's experience outside Adventure Time, DiMaggio has plenty more than just that which I personally appreciate. Bender from Futurama, Marcus Fenix from Gears of War, and tons of other smaller roles. 

Then again...

Polly was the most amazing little lady. She wasn't even listed as being there! I lost my shit just a tad when I peeped her set up next to Jeremy.

Lemme tell you guys, she is not just the voice behind Tree Trunks. No. She is literally Tree Trunks. Her voice, her speech, her mannerisms, her personality, everything. It was like talking to Tree Trunks. Incredibly surreal. Just as wholesome, happy, and sweet. The most wonderful lady. I wish I could've gone back the next day to meet her again.

She also had some words for my cosplay. "Well, you look just lovely!". For some reason, she thought I was from somewhere more akin to New York rather than deep South Texas. "I just don't believe that!", she remarked as I cleared things up. Somebody wanna fill me in? Maybe it was some vague generalization that I don't understand, heh. 

I can't help but put on a big smile whenever I think about my time with her. 

Poor thing wasn't looking at the camera, though. Couldn't muster up the nerve to ask her again. I didn't want to disappoint her in any way. 



Because I love you guys almost as much as a bacon breakfast with a side of fresh orange juice, I gathered up some video footage as well! Enjoy it and make sure to stick around until the end for a personal request I gave to the ocarina dude from the beginning. 

Alamo City Comic-Con was a stupendous time. Even if the star attraction, Ron Perlman, wasn't there on Friday. Neither was Michael Rooker, who I reeeeally wanted to have give me a hardy "MERLENDERL!" after signing my Guardians of the Galaxy blu-ray. 

I can hardly wait for PAX South! 


7:33 PM on 09.11.2015

5 hours straight of walking and picture-taking later, my first day of Alamo City Comic-Con is done! It was so great! A small taste of my blog to come: Me and Finn (Jeremy Shada) from Adventure Time. [img][/img]


1:41 PM on 09.10.2015

Playing the Witch Doctor in Diablo III makes me wish there was a Bee Master class. Just a class completely dedicated to using bees.


9:29 AM on 09.08.2015

Metal Gear Solid V, Mad Max (haven't played it, but am excited to try it out later today), free Grow Home, Persona 4: Dancing All Night, SOMA, and my local Alamo City Comic-Con. This could be the best month.


9:05 AM on 09.08.2015

I finally 100% completed Grow Home! I had a stroke to celebrate this fantastic accomplishment. [youtube][/youtube]


1:39 AM on 09.07.2015

Fallout 4's radio sets could use at least one of these swell diddies

Disclosure for the ethics: You are not reading a blog done up by a Fallout veteran or even by someone who's finished a single one. However, that doesn't mean I can't speak about them! Who are you to stop me? Unless you're a mod, in which case, please don't turn this blog into a bunch of MS Paint dick drawings. 

I mean, they're hard to disrespect. I appreciate their legacy and get a huge lift out of witnessing people's affection for the franchise's lore or gameplay on a level deeper than even my own afffection for best waifu Midna. Bethesda's games are just the kinds of games people really love and it's not difficult to see why. 

I have at least played 3 for probably a combined total of 40-50+ hours and a solid amount of New Vegas. I've just never been able to get past their imperfections to push through and 3 doesn't exactly have that effective of a narrative push. Even if my dad is literally Liam Neeson.

The music, though, I have consistently loved. Before these games, my lone outlet for golden era pop, rock, and doo wap was my grandpa. Sadly, in his wrinkly old age, he's slowed down and kept his radio quiet so he can nap half the day, but the Fallout games continue to inspire my interest in the really REALLY classic stuff. 

The few songs we've heard from the upcoming Fallout 4 are some of the best the franchise has put out and that's a mighty fine place to be with soundtracks featuring the likes of Butcher Pete or Johnny Guitar. It's gotten me pumped at the prospect of another double album's worth of contextualized music to enjoy. 

My fair lady will stealth hammer ghouls, bandits, and mutants, all the while in a Spring dress and jamming to strangely appropriate music that somehow only she can hear despite her lack of headphones. Any of these following songs would keep the rads and depressive situations from eating away at my mood and, instead, keep me at the top of my game. 


(There Never Was A Dog Like) Lad - The G-Clefs

I'm willing to bet whatever loose change or dollar bills I can find around the house that people will love their Fallout 4 doggies. He will be equal parts vicious and adorable. He will be your only true friend in the apocalypse. He will also die for narrative purposes, and you will cry like a bitch. 

There will also be mods for outfits in his size and you will use them despite that being generally pretty tacky for real animals to wear. Ideally, there will also be a Koromaru mod. 

There will never be a dog like your Dogmeat. 


Walk Like A Man - Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons

When I first heard this man's voice on their track Sherry, I thought to myself "Now there's a dude who's probably been kicked in the nuts a few times.". I had to research further and found a very solid band for what they were. Typically, I'm not into that early Beatles sort of rock and roll, but these guys have a special sort of enthusiam that always puts a smile on my face. 

I swear that I will catch you singing this in the shower through a peephole I have recently installed unbeknownst to you, I will sing the bass, and you will carry on like it is completely normal. 


She Wants T'Swim - Chubby Checker



Dear Ivan - Jimmy Dean

War ain't good for nuthin'. Ya feel me? But, it is obviously a prominent theme throughout the franchise. Without it, you wouldn't have such an impressive Nuka-Cola cap collection. 

It's something almost universally detested, which is why I'm sure we all here could get something out of this heartfelt spoken word track by country legend Jimmy Dean. For as simple and true as it may be, it gets me just a little choked up each time. I'm not even sure if I'd want this propping up during my FO4 experience, mostly because I would not want to be using my brain to process any other emotion but dead-eyed fury. 


See-Saw - The Moonglows

Much like your virgin Fallout experiences, love can be unpredictable. You won't be completely sure where things will take you until you get there. Some people are also kind of crazy and will take the piss out of a relationship.

I guess see-saws are a better analogy. I've always been terrible at those. But, wouldn't a see-saw that took days to switch positions be one very boring see-saw? 


Love Potion Number 9 - The Clovers

A drink that makes you super horny? Even listening to 50's jazz, I can't stop thinking about hentai.

Not even that episode of The Simpsons where Homer and Abe go into business with their homebrewed love tonic or that one time I got really wasted and ended up next to a harem of raccoons the following morning. Nope. It always comes back to hentai. 

I may end up with some weird children. 


Come Go With Me - The Del-Vikings

Out of any of the songs in this blog, this one might be the most familiar to people and while Fallout hasn't be known for just slapping in a bunch of billboard hits and calling it a day, they could use some of that particular flavor here or there. 

As for me, I first heard this featured in the seldom-remembered Xbox title Stubbs the Zombie. It's music consisted of (thoroughly brilliant) covers of songs from around the time the game was set and it's one of the few times I'd highly recommend actually bothering to seek out a physical release of a video game soundtrack. It's that motherfucking good. 


Bottoms Up - The Sabby Lewis Orchestra

You know, it's surprisingly challenging probing the Internet for Boston-specific bands from the 40's-60's. In my experience, it's not as simple as "Boston artists from the 50s", all my problems are solved, and I can go back to not playing Metal Gear Solid V. I could've background checked every artist that caught my interest, but I have the attention span of a gnat. That would be impossible.

What little I turned up was either stuff very hard to link or from around the era drugs became a huge fad, giving us songs about "white" rooms and being a walrus for some reason. 

Sabby Lewis was supposedly a very popular figure during the 40's-50's for the Boston music scene. So, hey, how could I not? Here ya go. 


Have I Sinned - Donnie Elbert

Holy shit. Nevermind Frankie Valli, this dude has one high-ass voice. I actually thought it was a very pretty lady, but it turns out to be a handsome young man. 

About 80% of what I do in Fallout is sin, so it's silly to consider the above track. Even most my good deeds are two-faced to some extent. If I can get away with it, I will steal from your face. It's every man, woman, mutant for themself! Come Fallout 4 and it's use-anything crafting system, my compulsive hoarding will only get much worse.

You better keep some bear traps in those pants of your's. Otherwise, not only will I touch your butt, but I will take those precious undies of your's. I need them. 


Laughing But Crying - Roy Brown

This man was responsible for my favorite Fallout 3 track, Butcher Pete. Such a lovingly cheeky tune. By that same token, he was also responsible for one of my least favorites, Mighty Mighty Man. So redundant. How is one not just mighty, but mighty mighty? Is that like... more? Or some emphasis? I don't know. 

Despite, Roy Brown clearly has music at the heart of his soul. It's rare to have passion shine through so outstandingly, but I can't hear him, even at his worst, and think "Eh, he was just phoning it in.". I will always be happy to hear more from him. Give it to me, Bethesda. 




Here's a link to a playlist I made of these via Spotify for you to pleasure your ears anywhere you go:

Is anyone here also into this kind of music? I would love to here your suggestions! I've been binging on this stuff for over a month now. Personally, Frankie Valli and Roy Brown have very fun listens so far. 


7:15 PM on 09.04.2015

My hair's done did and my Teddie cosplay is officially ready for next weekend's Comic-Con! Do I impress you, Sensei? [img][/img]


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