I dont update this enough

Wow! i really have let my LJ collect dust.

just goes to show; if you cant complete a thought in 140 characters or less, it dont need to be thought!

Anyway! Today i had a thought that was considerably longer than 140 characters. The economy sucks, pretty much world wide. Finding a job has been NIGHTMARISH for alot of folks, and those of us who are still employed are just kinda toughing it out cos "we're lucky to have jobs". And sure on one hand i am lucky to have a job that pays well enough for me to live comfortably in california. But UGH my job stopped being fun about 3 years ago now. They nickel and dime us at every turn, i havent had a raise in years, and now they're fucking with my vacation. They havent reset the amount of vacation time im supposed to have yet.

Honestly these are clearly what a Mad Max style scenario looks like in real life. I'm as disappointed now as i was with the realization that we'll never get floating cars and hover boards.

This has GOTTA be what the fall of a powerful society looks like in the modern era. No cars with spiked tires and cowcatchers on the front. No truck tires as shoulder pads, no killin fools with a boomerang, no thunder dome. Not even a good old fun filled Zombie Invasion D:

Just a slow, boring waiting out the clock.

Im gonna call it right now and say its really over when our government sells off a state. Not an important one (at first) one of the middle of the country, flat states with a small population. Personally i hope California gets sold to japan. Japanese is SO much easier a language to learn than Chinese :U


I FINALLY realize what i liked so much about Shiren the wanderer, and what made it so different and more fun than alot of the other mystery dungeon games i've played.

The variety! Any other mystery dungeon style game is usually riding on a gimmick like the Pokemon ones are just riding on the characters and not so much on the game play. Izuna 1 & 2 were more about the wacky story and voice acting. Shiren the wanderer had SOOOOOO MANY varieties of items! It gave you the freedom to really think on the spot and pull yourself out of death (and thereby permanent loss of your items) For every type of item their was like 10-20 different kinds of that item. Scrolls, Pots, Rings, Weapons. And alot of them often had more than one use.

I started thinking about some of the amazing tight spots i barely escaped in that game based on what few random items i had left over in my inventory XD

Their arent enough games that make use of having a vast inventory. A lot of games today that boast having a lot of weapons usually boil down to just a handful of differences that yield the same results. THATS what a lot of games are missing today (and in general) really giving you a reason to think outside of just maxing out one specific weapon and powering your way through to the end.

Long time no see

Wow i havent been posting here in a while. Kinda got spoiled by Twatter.

So instead of filling this thing up with relevant information, heres a vid of me and my runnin crew playin weird MAMe games!

Video recorded by Syrus Draco


Wow i havent been updating here much lately. I just tend to tweet all my random thoughs and be done with it.

So i've come to discover i can get some mad crazy hand held gaming done at work while waiting on customers to count their shipments. And as such i've pretty much beaten the shit out of my entire DS library, i also learned that SMB 3 on GBA is by far the WORST incarnation of the series. They gave Mario that annoyingly high pitched voice and he just HAS to say something everytime you get an item and/or die. Then changed the flawless end theme and took out one of Princess Peaches FEW moments of showing a personality when she does the "Our princess is in another castle" joke at the end of the original.

As such i got teh MAD hook up from m'homie THE Kiteless dragon! And he ran through some of his connections and got me info on a PSP for cheap. So now im playin Megman Powered up which is a chibi version of the original megaman. You can play the game in its original lay out or you can play a version that has more story, branching paths per stage, and actual voice acting.

AND surprisingly enough the voice acting is pretty damn good, even the bosses all have some personality, new movies, and a little depth. I hated this game when i first saw it years ago but its grown on me. You can even play as the bosses if you do a trick to rescue em instead of kill em after each level. i always wanted to play as Gutsman! XD

OH also user generated stages! I've been going for a lot of the lesser known PSP games like this and Blokus, gotta get patapon and some of the PSN games when i get my mem card.

Thats Business

Taken from

Start with a cage containing five monkeys.

Inside the cage, hang a banana on a string and place a set of stairs under it. Before long, a monkey will go to the stairs and start to climb towards the banana. As soon as he touches the stairs, spray all of the other monkeys with cold water.

After a while, another monkey makes an attempt with the same result - all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon, when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.

Now, put away the cold water. Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one. The new monkey sees the banana and wants to climb the stairs. To his surprise and horror, all of the other monkeys attack him.

After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs, he will be assaulted.

Next, remove another of the original five monkeys and replace it with a new one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment with enthusiasm! Likewise, replace a third original monkey with a new one, then a fourth, then the fifth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs, he is attacked.

Most of the monkeys that are beating him have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs or why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey.

After replacing all the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, no monkey ever again approaches the stairs to try for the banana. Why not? Because as far as they know that's the way it's always been done round here.

And that, my friends, is how company policies are made.

My Gaaaaaaaames

I donno how ppl are hating on Children of Mana (DS) This game is a PERFECT compliment to the Mana Series! The music is great, the artwork is great, the characters are all cool, you even get to play as a big fat Nicolo for a change! AND Its multiplayer! People actually complained about it being a dungeon crawler but thats pretty much what the original game was.

This game has beautifully animated cut scenes, Flammie showes up bright and early and hes VERY well animated.

Also so far the story seems pretty solid. They say its a remake of the original first game, but that im not sure on that as Flammie wasnt discovered and named "Flammie" untill the first SNES one. On the other hand i didnt play the original NES one. It seems like they try to maintain some tiny bit of continuity in this series vs Final Fantasy. But who knows.

Comic GONE


Gonna Take you back to the past...

Yanno, being that hollywood has totally run out of ideas and is just doing nothing but Remakes lately, you'd think someone would pick up old movies like Westworld and Futureworld and remake em, in the right hands those could be two mega hits.

For anyone who doesnt know: Westworld was an old Scifi movie made in the 70s about a Fantasy Theme Park populated with robots who act out whatever era you wanna participate in, (Western, Mideval, or Ancient Greek)

Of course about half way through they all start flipping out and killing all the guests, it ends up coming down to this one guy versus this one REALLY REALLY fuckin tenacious cowboy robot whos totally got his Terminator going on.

The Sequel is called Futureworld where they reopen the theme park, make it bigger and badder, and a reporter who exposed the disater at Westworld is invited (along with tons of other important people) to check it out. I didnt even know this movie existed till a fellow movie buff told me about it recently.

But instead of remaking GOOD movies that were mega hits in our day, they should be grabbing mediocre movies that COULD kickass with todays technology. Not that Westworld was mediocre, it actually holds up against time really well. One thing about 70s movies they loved their build up.