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life roundup

Oh my god so much has happened. SO much. Ok, I lied, not a lot has happened, but a lot of time has passed. I had a brief affair with tumblr since the last time I updated on WordPress here, which amounted to maybe 10 extra posts since last October. I’m still working at Best Buy and that is eating a lot of my free time. I’ve listened to so much more music, played a fair amount of more games, and thanks to Netflix, watched a TON of TV shows and movies. Haven’t really read any books though. You know me 🙂

So, just as a brief list of some of the things that I have really enjoyed, and I may be forgetting some stuff, but I’ll break it down by category:

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Heat, Dune, Scanners, The Machinist, Moon, uh… many many more. Those are just the recent ones that I remember liking. Seriously though, Netflix is evil. I’ve seen waaaay to many movies thanks to it.

TV Shows
Well, Futurama came back and I’m loving it. The only new show that I’ve really followed was Community. I watched FlashForward too, but that got cancelled at the end of the first season. Mad Men is on season 4 now, loving it still as well.

Black Sabbath, Ben Folds, Jefferson Airplane, B-52s, Tears for Fears, The Strokes, and Modest Mouse. These are all bands that that I have enjoyed before, but actually went out and bought CDs for over the past year, or at least the ones I remember. The band that really takes the cake, though, is CAKE. I got one of their CDs for Christmas, a CD that I wanted because of simply one song that I know from them (Going the Distance) that I kind of liked and when my friend asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I said to get me the CAKE CD that had that song on it, because I probably never would have bought it myself. But OH MAN did that turn out to be an awesome CD. I still listen to it regularly. I have yet to buy any of their other CDs but to be honest I don’t know if I want to. What if its a fluke that this CD is so great and I will get disappointed by their other work? That’s how good this CD is and that’s how much I love it. The name is Fashion Nugget for anyone who might be interested in it (not like anyone else reads this anyway).

So as I mentioned on one of my imported Tumblr posts, I started playing Warcraft again. That’s been my main source of gaming. However I have played a few other games, Left 4 Dead 2 is fun. Alien Swarm is free and fun. Picked up a few DS games too, like SMT: Devil Survivor which was real good but the end boss is so hard I can’t beat it… Pokemon HeartGold was of course a game I was gonna get. A really nice remake, I was satisfied. I also bought, but haven’t had a chance to touch yet, Disgaea DS. It’s supposed to be a good game. Lastly, or at least the last thing I remember, is Red Dead Redemption for 360. I bought it the day it came out but haven’t beaten it yet. That’s how much WoW takes up of my game playing time. Torchlight is another gem I picked up a while ago, and I’m just now getting ready to finish it. The Witcher is another game that I picked up but haven’t played yet, because it’s supposed to be good. Oh, I did wind up getting New Super Mario Bros. It was fun while it lasted, but I will probably never replay it, or if I do, it will be years from now. After I finish up Torchlight, I will probably go ahead and wrap up Red Dead Redemption as I am somewhere near the halfway point. After that I will either move onto The Wticher or Disgaea, but I have two upcoming games on my radar: Civilization V and Fallout: New Vegas!

Anyway, there’s probably a TON of stuff I left out, but that’s all I remember. If I remember anything later on, well I’m just too apathetic to comment on it, unless it happens to be while I’m making another post. You non-existent readers are lucky enough as it is that I felt motivated enough to import some posts from another blog, and to go into so much detail about all the new media and what not I’ve been up to. I also made a new category called computer, as I felt there were some things that dealt with the computer and the internet that didn’t really fall into any of the other categories. I think theres only like 3 posts for it right now though.

Lastly, as I mentioned a year or so ago before I went on another quitting spree, I mentioned I want to do less of these media roundup posts, and make things more worthwhile. Well, we’ll see how that goes. There are two posts you will probably see coming in the next couple of days, before I get bored with this blog again. One will be about a new hobby of mine, and the other one will be about a new hobby of mine. The end.

September 16, 2010 at 12:27 am Leave a comment


I started playing World of Warcraft again, and when I play this game, that’s all I do. Of course I have to go to work or I’ll get fired, so all I do now is work and play WoW. That means I haven’t been updating this lately at all which saddens me 😦


November 15, 2009 at 6:29 am Leave a comment

New Super Mario Bros Wii

Link: New Super Mario Bros Wii

I’ve actually wanted this in a Mario game for a loooong time.

October 28, 2009 at 4:28 pm Leave a comment

Media Galore

So where to start. Nothing new on the book front that I don’t think I already reported. In case I didn’t, Starfish and The Road are excellent books. I’ve been meaning to start Lucifer’s Hammer for a long time now but haven’t… it just looks so daunting. I bought a collection of H.G. Wells shorts, as well as H.G. Wells Time Machine and War of the Worlds. Maybe I will dig into those first.

Music? I haven’t really been buying any new CDs. I’ve gotten into Bob Dylan. My friend gave me two Bob Dylan CDs because he doesn’t really care for him.

Games: not much here either. I bought the Sims 3 when it came out and it consumed me for about a month but I haven’t touched it recently. I’m itching to start playing it again though. Marvel vs Capcom 2 on Xbox Live has been a blast as well. And I also burned some games ILLEGALLY for my Dreamcast (did I mention I bought a Dreamcast from the Flea Market earlier this year?). Mostly all the Capcom fighters.

Movies: I saw quite a few movies starting with Wolverine. I don’t think I ever commented on any of them. I saw quite a few so I will just run through them as a list with some short comments.

Wolverine – Started out looking good, but just became more and more disappointing as it went on. Not a complete waste of time. though. If you want to veg out and enjoy some action, check this one out.

Angels and Demons – Better than the Da Vinci code adaptation. You would only appreciate this if you read the book though. It’s pretty “meh” all around. Watch it if you have the time or liked the book.

Star Trek – I’ve never been a Trekkie, but I enjoyed this movie on the whole. I’ve heard bad things from some people, but mostly from Star Trek fans.

Year One – It was pretty funny, but not LAUGH OUT LOUD. Worth watching though.

District 9 – This movie is not epically mind blowing on all levels, but it is DEFINITELY the best movie to come out this summer (out of the one’s I saw anyway). I will say it’s amazing, but it is not the best movie of all time. Definitely worth watching.

Inglourious Basterds – Definitely the second best movie to come out this summer. The beginning and the ending are fantastic. The rest of the movie is good, but some parts in the middle drag on. If you like Tarantino, you will certainly not be disappointed with this, however. Also, the trailers lead you to believe it’s more action oriented than it really is.

Well, that’s it for the movies, and this post I guess. There were some movies that piqued my interest but I decided to wait until video, such as Public Enemies and The Taking Of Pelham 123, and Terminator: Salvation. Then there were other movies that when I first heard about them, I wanted to see, but as I heard and saw more stuff about them, I decided I do not want to see at all, and will probably see on video one day, but they will be on someone else’s dime. like G. I. Joe and Transformers 2.

Welp, I bid you good day (if anyone even reads this, which I doubt). As I said, I hope to use this blog more now since my life (hopefully) will be starting very soon.

August 28, 2009 at 1:38 am Leave a comment

Virtual History

So, I just started a new video series, where I talk about the background/lore, or “history” if you will, of different video game series. I figured I should do something to put my degree to use! I decided that since I’m getting back into webdesign as well, my aformentioned new website will serve as the “homesite” for my video productions. I’m thinking of doing another kind of feature for video games too, though I might just do writeups/articles for the other one. Well… that’s all for now!

Oh! You can get the YouTube video of my new series here: Virtual History

May 20, 2009 at 1:48 am Leave a comment

Games, Books

I’ve been getting into a lot of beta tests for games lately, not sure what that’s about. Quake Live was probably the best one, and that’s in open beta now, so anyone can play it. I’m in Battlefield Heroes as well, but I think everyone and their brother has a key for that now, even though it’s still closed beta. It’s not that good. And then I was just accepted into Blood Bowl. That game is okay, but not my cup of tea. I don’t know, none of this means anything. I’m just trying to stay into the groove of keeping up with this.

Also, I’m working on a short story that might turn into a longer story. I haven’t worked on it for a week though, which makes me sad. I need to get back to it.

I’m also reading. I’ve read Starfish by Peter Watts (great book), The Road by Cormac McCarthy (awesome book, turning into a movie from what I hear), and I’m currently reading Angels & Demons, mostly because I read Da Vinci Code. This book is okay but I kind of want to stop reading it though. However, it’s not in my character traits to start doing something and then stop in the middle.

Well, that’s that.

April 25, 2009 at 4:58 pm Leave a comment

World of Warcraft

I play too much of this game. That’s all I really have to say for now. I need a job to distract me from this beast. There’s more I could say but all I really feel like doing is playing Warcraft.

January 6, 2009 at 10:19 am Leave a comment

Just say no to warcrack.

I’ve strayed from World of Warcraft as of late. I might cancel my account altogether. It’s just not as fun as it used to be, and I bought the expansion too.

What have I been doing instead? I got back into Half-Life! I’ve been exploring the mods that have been released as of late. I am really digging the GoldenEye mod, which is a recreation of the classic N64 game. I have also found a gem called Jailbreak. There was a Jailbreak mod for Half-Life 1, and now theres a source version! There was also a GoldenEye mod for Half-Life 1 but it never really took off. The one for the Source engine has been getting a lot of support and praise though. They’ve released an alpha release a year ago, and it was pretty solid, but just recently they released their first beta. The maps are glorious! But what is Jailbreak exactly? Basically, its a team deathmatch mod. The two teams have their own spawn base which includes a jail. When you kill someone on the opposing team, instead of them respawning, they spawn inside of your jail. The object is to have the entire other team in your jail at once, and then your team wins and a new round starts. The catch is, your prisoners can be freed! So you also have to guard your base, and make sure you don’t wind up in a jail yourself! Now I will throw links of the two mods at you.

February 21, 2007 at 10:48 pm Leave a comment

Free at Last!

I finally have a weekend where I don’t have to do any major projects. All of the projects this week were due during the week, including 3 papers I had to do. I can finally sit around and do nothing (not that I didn’t already do that, but now I don’t have to feel like I’m procrastinating).

I have been playing Final Fantasy Tactics again, lately. I’m sitting at the final boss on FF9, but I need to level up some more before I can get him. I’ve also been sitting at the last boss in FF7 for a few months (since the end of last semester). I need to go ahead and spend some time leveling up in those games so I can beat them. After I take care of those, and finish FFT, I am going to give another whirl at Final Fantasy VIII. I played the game eons ago when it came out, but didn’t get more than halfway through disc 1. The game just didn’t interest me. Maybe now, though, I will be able to play through it, but I won’t get started on it for around another month. No matter what old game I’ll be playing through, come December, I will have to drop whatever it is to play the new Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

October 6, 2006 at 4:10 pm Leave a comment

Living in SiN with a safety pin

Not much has happened around here. Classes are chugging along. I bought SiN Episodes which is a sequal to a game called SiN which came out a while ago. I also beat it. The game is built with the Source engine (Half-Life 2) and is part of an episodic series like the Half-Life 2: Episodes, so each installment is only about 4-5 hours of game time. Also, I’ve been playing through Final Fantasy IX again, which I am currently on disc 3. I haven’t done anything with comics lately. I need moolah. Other than that, this life has been a boring one.

September 27, 2006 at 9:10 pm Leave a comment

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