Hi! I'm Justin Day, but most folks just call me Jay.
I'm a professional photographer in the Greater Cincinnati area. I'm well known for my work with local cosplay artists as well as dabbling in street photography and other artistic endeavors.
In my spare time I write genre fiction that I self publish. I enjoy experimental photography, video games, collecting VHS tapes, keeping a garden, painting, lifting weights and taking care of my two dogs.
So I was looking over my portable gaming library and thinking about my upcoming surgery (gastric bypass), which will be happening in less than two weeks, and I'm thinking that I need to grab a few more games to keep myself busy while I heal.
You see, I'm from Ky, but I'm having my surgery in Michigan do to stupid insurance reasons. And because of this I will be spending a lot of time on the road and away from my ps3. However I will have my psp and my droid with me. In fact, I will be in Michigan for almost 2 weeks, and 4 days of that will be spent in the hospital recuperating after the surgery.
Does anyone have suggestions on some games to take with me? Specifically, I'm looking for a game similar to Class of Heroes - I love that game. Is there anything else like it?
Ah well, wish me luck! Big changes are on the horizon for me!
Necrozen the Unwise here again to bring you more of my misadventures in Belataria. For those Dark Souls out there, bent on invading and raining on the parades of those white knight bastards, let this serve not as a guide of what to do, but rather a manifesto of what NOT to do. I may not always know where things went wrong (I refer you back to my name, which is a badge of the truly moronic) but even if I don't offer great detail at times, you can at least get a hearty chuckle at my expense. It would warm the cockles of my cold dead soul to know that my death meant something to someone, even if it is just a joke!
Day Two - A Meeting with the Scraping Spear
Location: The Archstone of the Shadowmen
Current Mood: A Bit Sore But Still Willing and Able to Bring the Pain!!
After having problems with a pesky mage the day before, I returned to the beginning of one of the busiest levels in the game, The Adju-whatsit Archstone (mostly because this is where people grind for souls). Once I found a comfortable spot along the long corridore at the beginning of the level, I pulled out my trusty Black Eye Stone and prepared myself for some invasion fun. After I was painfully stuffed into my target Soul's dimension, I found myself glowing that familiar evil red hue again and I felt the thirst for CHAOS! return!
I headed back down to the long hallway and... to my surprise, no one was there! I looked around a bit and decided to head toward the large chamber where the black-cloaked doodad with the big scythe always stands. Aha! The Scythe Man had been killed. I'd found the soul I was hunting! But a bit too late, as my target had been waiting for me the whole time! Tricked again! He began beating me unmercifully with a Scraping Spear (or as I like to call it, the Cunt-bastard Spear) and I groaned in terror as my equipment began to fall apart. This was an evil white knight indeed! He probably took pleasure in destroying my armor! But no matter, I did manage to stab him a few times with my poison dagger! That'll show him!
After he killed me I was returned back to my own dimension. I wearily crawed back to the archstone and went to the nexus to try and figure out how I was going to raise enough souls to fix my armor with nothing to wear but a potatoe bag and a stew pot.
Note: Learn to fear and avoid that godforsaken Scraping Spear!
Hello fair souls, it is I, Necrozen the Unwise. I am here to share the tales of my many journeys within the universe of the PS3 Game Demon's Souls. You will see this world through the dark tinted glasses of an evil being. It isn't easy being a dark soul surrounded by so many white knights, thirsty for your blood, but I make the best of it. The few of us who remain are subject to much hatred, humiliation and suffering - or perhaps it is just me, for my name does not lie. I am forever cursed to be unwise.
So for those Dark Souls out there, bent on invading and raining on the parades of the goody little two-shoes, let these papers before you serve not as a guide of what to do, but rather a manifesto of what NOT to do. I may not always know where things went wrong (I refer you back to my name) but even if I don't offer great detail at times, you can at least get a hearty chuckle at my expense. It would warm the cockles of my cold dead soul to know that my death meant something to someone, even if it is just a joke!
Location: The Archstone of the Shadowmen, Adjudicator Archstone
Current Mood: Hungry for Chaos!
And so it began!!
I ran down the steps of the first arched exit and kick-turned off the landing to face the dark hallway where I planned to do my evil bidding. Once inside, having narrowly escaped the large stinger of a creepy flying stingray thing, I stopped full, found a good spot, and dropped my Black Eye Stone. As I sat and waited, that familiar feeling of excitement vibrated down my spine. I knew I would wreak havoc on the fool white-hearted bastard on the other side of the portal, it was just a matter of time!
I vanished in a puff of nothing and appeared back at the entrance of the Adjudicator (what the hell does that mean anyway?). I made my way down the steps, off the landing and as I turned my head toward the long hallway, I saw two white-lights coming toward me full tilt. I grasped the hilt of my Soulbrandt and pulled the Tower Shield closer to me. TIME FOR CHAOS!
The one who hit me first was in body form, my target, and he dealt a heavy blow with what looked like a Demonbrandt, although it is hard to tell the brand of sword when it is slashing at your head. A quarter of my health fell away immediately. I quickly went for a full moon grass, but it was too late. The blue mage my mark had summoned earlier cast some kind of ground-explodey type spell and it wiped me out with one hit. I gasped and fell to my knees. not only was my pride wounded, but so was my soul.
Note: Avoid mages who know the powerful magic of the ground explodey spell!
I've got to talk about this crap and get it off my chest.
We all know the situation, they made a viral video, last five seconds it says that it was brought to you by Fight Against Grenade Spam blah blah blah I don't need to give the details, you already have them.
I don't agree with it and it did piss me off, but I'm not going to rave about that. I'm going to talk about all the reactions I saw, which bugged me even more than the original mistake!
I haven't talked to anyone in the flesh about this, so I have to base what I know on the forum responses. The annoying ones come in a couple of flavors. Ive seen people say things like "Who cares, what's the big deal?" Or "I'm not gay, but if I were, I wouldn't care!" Or the ever popular "Ï have friends who are gay and THEY don't care so why should I?" And of course there are those who don't even attempt to mask their homophobia and just make some kind of rude remark to be "SHOCKING".
Ignoring the outright homophobic, I think those are all poor excuses.
Who cares, what's the big deal?
The big deal is that the word had and still has a hateful connotation and is used by hateful people in an attempt to subjugate a lifestyle they disagree with. These are the same people who tell gay folks they can't get married or adopt. The same people who hide in alleys near gay clubs and jump them as they pass by. You think those days are over? I have a few friends who would disagree. I know not everyone lives in places like this, where gay people are still abused or forced to hide who they are in fear of harassment or physical harm, but some people do.
I'm not gay, but if I were, I wouldn't care!
That may be true, although I doubt you could really know that without being in the situation, but I'll give you the benefit of doubt and say that if you were gay you wouldn't care. That's fine. But you aren't everybody and in this day and age it seems the route we go is that even if we aren't personally offended by something, if there are those out in the world who are, it is in bad taste to bring it up. Not only in bad taste, but hurtful! And this goes double for something like a derogatory word! It isn't even necessary or clever. It's just the easy door to a laugh at best. But honestly, no one I know would laugh in the first place.
Ï have friends who are gay and THEY don't care so why should I?
There are a couple of holes in this kind of logic.
The first is that perhaps your friends really are insulted, but they don't say anything because that's the first sign of weakness. One of the reactions to living around a sizable group of people who believe that you are the spawn (and or future resident of) hell is that you develop a thick skin to deal with it. Speaking as a pagan, I remember for years I pretended that it didn't bother me when the Christians came to pagan pride day to protest us and call us devil worshipers. I laughed it off. But it did hurt me. Now when they show up, I tell them how I feel right back - I don't toss insults, I explain my feelings.
The other possible situation is that they really don't care. For that, see the above section titled "I'm not gay, but if I were, I wouldn't care!"
So lets wrap it up
The point is that any use of the word, even in jest, can give the word power because those idiots who really believe that being gay is wrong may be standing by listening to you and they might think you are serious. That adds another soldier, in their mind, to their crusade of hate. There's no need for that. Using the word as a joke doesn't take power away from it. Not using it takes the power away. The less people use it, the more the people who do use it stand out and feel dumb for speaking that way.
At any rate, that's how I feel about it. I don't expect change over night, but I just felt the need to voice my own opinion, thanks for listening.
While attempting to beat their own length record, Necrozen and Noby Noby boy get into an argument about
the obvious sexual imagery in the game. Necrozen believes that the game is so thick with sexy stuff that it
was obviously done on purpose. Noby Noby Boy believes differently.
Will the two ever see eye to eye? Watch the video to find out.
[Note: In order to see the text, you will probably have to go to the actual video page on youtube, because
when it is embedded its too small to read. Just go
here, if you
If you haven't played Noby Noby Boy, you may want to step out, as we'll be discussing stuff that you'll
probably want to discover on your own.
Ok, now that we have that out of the way, I want to talk about the Girl character in Noby Noby Boy.
I should say, before we start, that I haven't researched anything on this game, so I may be completely wrong
or maybe I'm right, or maybe this is shit that people already know, but I was thinking about the girl character in
the game and where she is going.
The little fairy dude says that Girl is traveling to other planets, right? And she grows by adding up all the
growth of all the people who play the game, right? So I was wondering, what happens when she gets to a
new planet? I noticed that there is a "Visit Planet" section in the menu. Does this mean that, once we all work
together and get Girl to a new planet, we will get to visit the planet as well?
I may sound totally crazy, but I'm under the influence of no sleep, a fucked up game, and a number of other
I was wondering what other people think about this. It seems that we, as players of the game, are headed in
a direction collectively, at least with our progress all adding up to a cumulative progress.
Am I totally crazy, or is there more to this than we see on day one?