The name's James and I'm 20. I reside in the beautiful Bay Area in California. I've been gaming for as long as I can remember. Being a 90's kid, I of course grew up playing the Sega Genesis and NES being accompanied by Sonic The Hedgehog and the old school Mario Bros. I had so many games for my NES up until my NES broke and my dad decided to give the games away since I was busy occupying my new SNES. From there I pretty much owned any system that Nintendo made and enjoyed my childhood as a natural born gamer.
I now own all three consoles and try to be open-minded when playing various video games. Expect to see me write about my experiences with video games on this here blog!
"Always, I wanna be with you, and make believe with you, and live in harmony harmony oh love"
This quote from Erasure's "Always" is how completely how I feel towards Occams after what was mailed to me yesterday.
Before I explain, or rather, show you guys the magical entities of awesome Occams has decided to bestow upon me, I should explain why Occams has decided to send me anything in the mail at all. I mean, he could have just sent me anthrax, but no, he sent me the combination to his heart.
The combination is 514 if anyone's wondering.
So there we were, in the most intense game of Castle Crashers. I was down to a pint of health and Occams wasn't looking shabby himself. The Cyclops boss had his eyes set for Occams. I could see it's thirst for blood and vengeance in the Cyclops' eye. It took off dashing towards Occams . Occams stood there in frozen in fear as the Cyclops hulking body came ever so closer to hitting him. Being the stealthy ninja I was, I quickly took off toward the hulking beast and with all of my might, I shoved the Cyclops into the neatly dug, square pool of lava and the Cyclops was no more.
As a token of his appreciation, Occams offered to mail me gifts. The end.
Ok, ok. Maybe I stretched the truth a bit there.
Occams and I were just chatting over a friendly game of Castle Crashers, when he asked my what kind of music I liked. My music tastes are generally open. However, I frequently listen to bands like Silversun Pickups, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, The Killers, and the old Linkin Park for my Alternative fix and Gangstarr, A Tribe Called Quest, Blu & Exile, and generally anything from the late 80s-early 90s for my Hip-Hop fix.
Being the very kind man he is, Occams offered to send me a DVD full of his music recommendations. I was thrilled he would do such a thing for me. So I sent him my address and awaited the arrival of the DVD.
Now all I was expecting was to receive that DVD full of music. However, Occams had snuck in a few other surprises that I was like to share with you guys.
Whoa what's all this? A hand-written letter, a drawing,some loose Marvel vs. Capcom papers, a little Cthulu and.. wait.. is that.. the.. white ranger?
A sniper holding an axe calling him self an "axe murderer"? I don't get.. OHH! I see what you did there. Hehe.. :) (It's an inside joke from the FNF crew)
This was on the back side of that drawing up there. Is.. that a nipple? What the fuck?
OMIGAWD! IT'S A CUTE LI'L CTHULU!! Is it weird that this slept with me last night?
Now Occams knows I'm a fan of the fighting genre, so he decided to send me this Marvel vs. Capcom strategy guide ripped straight from a GamePro magazine. I love it <3
I don't even know what to say about these. They're Dinosaur and Garbage Pail Kids cards, a sticker warning me to not pour dangerous chemicals on my hand and a paper grenade from the Punisher movie. I totally gotta find a place to put these things.
As much as I love everything Occams sent me, the CDs were the real treat. But look! There's a treat on the treat!
*shriek* It's the White Ranger! Even though I agree with you Occams: Green Ranger>White Ranger, I'll take the White Ranger over no ranger anyday!
The name of this first CD is "Sniper are a thing God hates". I wonder why he decided to name.. OH! I get it again. Golly gee Occams, you're on a roll!
This one is entitled "Music for Steezy, A DVD's worth!, Great Stuff!". From what I've listened to so far, the title is sure is accurate.
There's a whole bunch of shit on both CDs that I've never heard of before, but there is also a good deal of songs I have heard of before. Regardless, I'm going to take things track by track and enjoy the sweet tunes.
Occams, you are one awesome character, and I'm happy to be able to call you a friend and I hope we meet up one day. Just not at your house because I'd be freaked out by all the dead shit you have in your house, and it'd probably have to be in public somewhere so you wouldn't try anything on me. And I'd have to bring a pocketknife. But other than that, I'd love to meet you.
Thanks for the awesome stuff and the music (which I'm currently listening to as I write this blog). I'll cherish it forever, or at least until I get alzheimers and forget everything. Which ever happens first I guess.
Also, Erasure's song was the first song that played on the "Sniper" CD, which is why I used that quote at the beginning of this blog. I laughed my ass off when I heard it play! It was such an amazing way to start off a CD.
And those who are curious about the contents of the CD. There's a bunch a Bad Brains, Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, Eels, Pixies, Sound Garden, Aretha Franklin, Smashing Pumpkins, The Smiths, and just a whole bunch of other shit.