[10:09:04 PM] KellTain: I think you get frustrated with other people’s flaws a lot. I’m not sure if you tend to dwell on them, or what, but they seem rather primary in your mind, and you don’t see much worth in avoiding expressing a negative opinion in general (not just with regards to people, but overall—heh, I’ve heard enough of your rants on movies you didn’t quiiiite like to be able to tell that). I think you have a tendency to not only observe things directly, but observe the reactions things get, and oftentimes it seems like they’re more positive than your own assessments, so perhaps there’s a bit of compensation going on there—you don’t see it necessary to say something someone else is saying, and what you see people not saying is often some rather negative stuff. Perhaps it strikes you as a form of dishonesty, or perhaps it strikes you as a self-inflicted blindness, or something along those lines—whatever it is, it seems like you’re not happy with what’s already expressed about people, and I think you aim to say what people aren’t saying.
[10:10:33 PM] KellTain: Oftentimes, though, people aren’t saying it because they don’t happen to think it.
This is a response to a question I asked him which was, “[9:58:51 PM] Daniel: I want your opinion on why you think I enjoy messing with people, and being a dick.”
This is a pretty fair analysis, and true in many ways. So yep yep, no one will see this post though :(
Rules: Pick a character of yours, and find what makes up their outfit (as closely as possible).
All the Cassie fixin’s.
Carina’s get up.
Did one for Mia.
Couldn’t find one with white sleeves, but—
Here’s one for Dani, I keep forgetting how much is in this outfit. These are also the proper colors of her outfit, well close enough, I can’t find a gray blue turtleneck sweater with orange trim on the collar and waist.
For some reason, when I play the Elf in Dragon’s Crown and I start going melee, I feel like I’m playing Jill from UMvC3. A lot of kicks, somersaults, slides, and even a straight fall down air strike that while not knees is close enough with her feet.
This isn’t a good of bad thing, just something I felt when playing. I guess it’s good for me because I like Jill. Anyway, still having fun and enjoying the game.
Games: Maxi (Soul Caliber 4), Judge The Hard (Hyperdimension Neptunia MK2), and Raigar (Enchanted Arms)
Amazon (Atsuko Tanaka):
Anime: Motoko Kusanagi (Ghost in the Shell), Caster (Fate/stay night), Lisa Lisa (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure), Claudette (Queen’s Blade), and Nyamsus (Nyan Koi!)
Games: Chun-li (SF 3, SFxT, Namco x Capcom), Lara Croft (Older Tomb Raiders), Trish (UMvC3), and Impa (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
Wizard (Hiroki Yasumoto):
Anime: Yasutora Sado (Bleach), Elfman (Fairy Tail), Germany (Hetalia: Axis Powers), Masaru Suzuki and Masakazu Tougou (School Rumble), and Agil (Sword Art Online)
Games: Asura (Asura’s Wrath), Raven (Guilty Gear 2: Overture), Adam Jensen (Deus Ex: Human Revolution), and Nekomaru Nidai (Super Dangan Ronpa 2)
Elf (Asami Imai):
Anime: Kurisu Makise (Steins; Gate), Ikaruga (Senran Kagura), Chihaya Kisaragi (The iDOLM@STER), Tsubaki Yayoi (BlazBlue: Alter Memory), and Ayumi Shinozaki (Corpse Party)
Games: Cecelia (Atelier Totori: The Alchemist of Arland 2), Noire (Hyperdimension Neptunia), Sex Pistols (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle), and the game version of the animes mentioned above.
Dwarf (Unsho Ishizuka):
Anime: Jet Black (Cowboy Bebop), Van Hohenheim (Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood), Mr. Satan (Dragon Ball Kai), Zabuza Momochi (Naruto), and Ryotaro Dojima (Persona 4: The Animation)
Games: Augus (Asura’s Wrath), Andrew Ryan (Bioshock), Cpt. John Price (CoD: MW3), and Heihachi Mishima (TTT2, SFxT, and Project X Zone)
Sorceress (Kikuko Inoue):
Anime: Belldandy (Oh! My Goddess), Mitsuka Yoshimine (DearS), Minerva (Fairy Tail), Lust (Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood), and Miki Hiiragi (Lucky Star)
Games: I-No (Guilty Gear XX), The Boss (Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater), Valkyrie (Namco x Capcom and Project X Zone), and Durga (Asura’s Warth)
I want to start this review by offering a definition if you will allow it. In the world of cinema, there are various levels of films; these are A, B, C, and Z films. The letter grade it receives does not reflect how good a movie is, but instead reflects on the amount of resources a film is given. An A list movie is normally give a high budget, well-known actors, and/or a well-known director to attract as many movie goers as they can. Now a B list movie is given a modest to low budget, usually features only one or two well-known actors in a sea of unfamiliar faces, and usually directed by someone you may not be too familiar with. The reason behind this is that a studio can see a film and in their mind assume how well it may do and how wide of a market it can reach on its own merits. In order to make sure they don’t lose money, they give stories that may not hit big a smaller budget to work with and send it on its way. There are times though, rare as they may be, that a studio will get a story or a premise that may not pan out but will still take a gamble on it by providing it with respect and funding well exceeding the risk level, and that movie this time is Pacific Rim.
I will come out and say this right now; there is a very specific fan base that this film is catering to, and you folks know who you are. For years you’ve been following the journeys of massive mechas combating mammoth beasts from our neighbors in the East, and with minds still filled with memories of the 1998 Godzilla movie, you may believe that the West has lost its chance at trying out this genre. It is because of this uncertainty, coupled with past failings, that some may refuse to see this movie as it is western made; however, doing so would only make you miss out on one of the most fun movies of the summer.
Pacific Rim from start to finish plays out like the Mech films and shows you’ve come to love and pays them the proper respect that fans have been praying for. Cliché to the seasoned veteran, Pacific Rim will not surprise those familiar with the genre, but the mere fact that you are watching a high budget, live action mecha and monster film is well worth the sit through. From beautiful designs and computer graphics, to exciting and tense fight senses; Pacific Rim scores on all marks. Never do you feel like the film is mocking its source material, and whether or not Guillermo Del Toro is a fan of the genre, the level of respect given to not only the genre but also the fans will hit home.
Offering surprisingly well done acting, Pacific Rim’s characters and world offer a sense of believability and makes you almost immediately fascinated by the world it’s created and makes you want to learn more and more. It is undeniable that a heavy amount of computer graphics are used, and this may be a deal breaker for some, but that does not mean there is still not a level of heart that peeks it’s why through and combined with its practical effects makes for a spectacular show of flair and action. Amazing battle sequences, back drops, and fight choreography; this truly is an excellent action film.
I could continue for hours, but this review is already long enough, so I will end it with these final words. Pacific Rim is a film that any fan of the genre should go see, as it is a respectful love letter to you. It feels like it comes from the heart of a fan of the genre, and this love truly does transfer over. Could this movie bring resurgence in Kaiju and mecha genre back here in the States? Will new fans begin to emerge as this film is released worldwide? And will there possibly be a sequel? All of these questions fall on you to answer, so go out there and give this movie a chance; it may not be up to your tastes but at least give it the fair chance it truly deserves.
Just to show how sporadic my mindset is, I will now ask a random question that has nothing to do with my last post.
So my birthday is this Friday the 28th, and I had a short conversation with my Dad about what I wanted to do for my birthday. Now I’ve never really been a big cake person, in the sense that I never got many, but I decided that this year I wanted to actually enjoy a cake. First thing I get is a couple of kid jokes from my dad, because apparently having cake on your birthday is a Kid Thing.
Anyway, I was wondering what were some things people use to love to do or to have on their birthdays and for whatever reason are unable to do so now. So if you see this please leave a comment or something, sharing something you use to love on your birthday and maybe even would like to do again just for old times sake.
People who are talented, please stop saying that you’re not talented or that your skill level is shit. I don’t know if you know this but some people like me, who really aren’t talented, feel much worse when we hear you saying you’re not talented or no good. When we see something that you do, like a great drawing, and you say it’s shit, that makes us look at what we do and see it as being even worse.
You’re low self esteem really does effect what others thing of not only you but themselves as well. I know it’s hard to see the good in what you do, even if is really good, but please realize that some people do wish they had your talent and by denouncing it you are disrespecting yourself and them.
I know a lot of people who are talented and almost every one of them does this. I wish you guys would finally realize that you’re better than you think you are. I know this just sounds like the complaints of some talentless loser, but seriously, stop to think about what you do and what you say.
People look up to you guys and genuinely like you. So don’t take your talent or their appreciation for granted.
Well, it was nice knowing you, Dead Rising. You were one of my favorite game series to ever exist, but you are not worth slightly over half a thousand dollars.
Same thing I was thinking, I’m really bummed that it’s an exclusive, sure the new game is going for a more realistic dark approach unlike the first two, but I still know I would have enjoyed my experience. Maybe it’ll show up on the PC one day, but that’s only wishful thinking.
So I just finished the game and I have to say it was quite the ride. Very strong voice work and story telling with surprising depth. The gameplay is pretty fluid and fast paced during combat. There are a few issues I had though. For some reason for me I had a tough time aiming properly, and my rounds never really seem to go where I aim them at. Navigation is also a little weird in my opinion, certain things you can vault over and some things you can’t, but there is no real way of knowing and it appears to be inconsistent. An example of this occurred during a shoot out, I vaulted over a kitchen counter for cover until some one threw a Molotov at me, I sprinted from cover and attempted to vault over a couch that was smaller in all dimensions than the counter but found myself just running into it and unable to vault which resulted in a few free hits. The biggest complaint I have though is the stealth in the game. There were numerous times where a human enemy would see me clear as day as I’m out of cover but not react until I stood up, or they would ignore dead bodies that I had recently killed only to notice it on their third time of stepping on it; the most annoying incidents that happened every time was whenever I was sneaking around with the AI partner as they run straight into the enemy or sprint at the enemy only to sprint back to me and no one was alerted or even noticed. At least it didn’t set the enemies off but still, it really kills the immersion and tension. None of these flaws are game breaking though and I still had a great time playing the game and seeing how the story folds out. Like many people have been agreeing on, it is one of the best games to come out for the PS3 and really is a must play.
Going to the mall later today to see Superman. Last Of Us came out today, should I pick it up while I’m there? Anyone here played it or the demo?
The game is pretty good, some reviewers are also claiming its the best PS3 game ever made, but if take that with a grain of salt. Superman was also pretty good in my opinion but I’ve seen a split of those who like it and those who don’t. Hope you enjoy it at least.
Some Dragon's Crown bullet points from the E3 Stage Demo
Along with your thief that stores loot for you, there is a villain thief that will steal loot from you.
The game offers AI partners to join you if you want a full party, but you can turn this option off at the Tavern.
On screen cursor allows for one to search for hidden treasures and passageways.
Temporary weapons can be picked up and used, such as a crossbow with 5 bolts in it.
There are 9 main stages in the game.
4 difficulties, each raising the number of enemies, the type of loot you get, and how much extra EXP you get.
There is a common skill tree and a class specific skill tree.
You can ride certain beasts in the game.
Quests allow you to unlock some extra artwork.
First normal playthrough with one character is expected to take 10-15 hours.
End game content.
Enemies scale depending on the number of players as well as level.
Can switch class at any time in the Tavern, but level stays connected to character.
These are general game information, there was some information mentioned about specific classes but they were mostly contributed to the Fighter and Sorceress due to them being the classes played during the demo.
Just came back from the premiere of Man of Steel and even though it’s been a while I thought I would write a review.
Not going to really spoil anything by revealing actual events but I’ll give board explanations. We are all familiar with the origins of Superman, and where he’s from. Avid comic readers and moviegoers will call back to his beginnings on the Planet of Krypton which fate had doomed for destruction. In order to prevent this, an infant’s parents did what they could to ensure their son’s survival and sent him out into space, to find a home on Earth.
A reboot to the series, this film not only follows these beginnings but does something not normally seen within a Superman story. It’s common form to witness Clark growing up in Kansas, demonstrating his powers until his coming of age and evolution into the Man of Steel, but this story does more than just this. It’s not a straight line, filled with scenes of filler to pad out a movie, instead only key scenes are revealed keeping the pace constant and interesting. We don’t see a Golden Boy who had a perfect life and grew up to be Superman; we see a lost man who even though alien, shows more humanity than one would have thought possible from the Man of Tomorrow. He suffers from the life questions that plague us all, who are we? Where do we belong? Can we be accepted? What is our purpose? And in this style of storytelling, we connect more with Clark Kent than Superman, something rarely seen in any form of Superman media.
Large expansive shots, wide open plains, and tons of skyline shots, Man of Steel has an air of calm and tranquility to it. It shows the beauty of Earth, as well as the daily lives of the normal everyday person as well as their struggles. Even the way the camera acts, the entire film almost feels like a documentary, as in that it was shot by one guy who was documenting the life of Clark Kent. Han Zimmer’s score sends this calm mood home with its soft yet powerful notes, making each piece of the score memorable. However, being a comic book superhero movie, destruction is inevitable and this movie delivers. Large set pieces torn and blown apart by destructive force while intense, gripping music fills your ears and powerful sounds bombard you with impact. This is a film that envelops you into its world, and takes you down the journey of one man’s transformation.
One of the most important components of a film, acting is something that is heavily judged by critics and casual viewers alike, and while each has their opinion, there is still room to listen to others. Every actor in this film seems to understand what film they were making, as in there were no real weak performances. Amy Adams makes for a believable tough reporter, who soon has to step up to do much more, and Russell Crowe conveys an air of calm and logical understanding while also being able to show necessary aggression where it’s needed. Michael Shannon also portrays a convincing General Zod, whose brutality is fueled with the desire and need to ensure his people’s survival, allowing the right amount of menace as well as strategist.
The one everyone is wondering about though is Henry Cavill, the man who would go on to be Superman. Cavill goes into the film understanding that this isn’t just the story of a man who is viewed as a God among men, but of a confused youth struggling with his own personal demons. Giving off a genuine nice guy vibe with relative ease, Cavill can easily switch to a more conflicted and lost manner as Superman develops in the story. Taking Superman as his own, Cavill gives us a new iteration of Superman that I’d love to see again in future films.
A great film and an amazing Superman movie, Man of Steel is a real treat for anyone who calls themselves a Superman fan and even the more casual market. For those who are also wondering, yes this movie has action; yes Superman punches people and fights. This isn’t your slow drawn out Superman like we saw with Superman Returns; this is a film that is quickly paced with either new information being offered to you or amazing action sequences to keep you entertained. You shouldn’t have a hard time finding yourself interested by what’s occurring on the screen as the movie goes along. This movie gives us what we’ve been wanting from a Superman movie in years; a compelling story with great acting, amazing action scenes, and a general respect for Superman that would make any fan appreciative.
Well I hope you enjoyed the review, and if you did or just want to see what other movie premieres I’ll be heading to then make sure to check by every now and then and I’ll try having something new for you. Coming up next if all goes well, my premiere review of Pacific Rim.
So the PlayStation has won most people over. Funny enough by just staying the same. No new games only rule, or always online rule. Just keeping things the way people like it has won most people over. Good show Sony, good show.
I’m going to be straight up blunt and say that for the last couple of months I have found myself to be uninterested and bored with many of the artworks people I normally watch have been releasing. I can’t say the cause, all I know is that I’m bored and I feel like I’m not seeing anything new or exciting anymore.
I go through my list of messages and merely delete what I see in my previews without much thought. I want to see you guys do something different, leave that comfort zone you’re so terrified of leaving. Be exciting! That’s all I ask of you, do something that you aren’t comfortable with and accept that you may fail. Allow failure to reach you, as it is what teaches us the most.
I don’t know, it’s not important anymore. I’m some random guy who can’t draw or has any pull when it comes to advice or suggestions so my absence will not be felt.