Friday, September 28, 2007

Monday, September 24, 2007

Random List O' Stuff I have been doing.

- Looking for jobs. Hopefully the place I am work part time now will hire me full time allowing me to work just ONE job instead of the insane hours I have been filling recently.

- Garage sales. The hot weather late in fall has allowed a late season of yard sales. GOOD stuff. I got.

1. Decent HP P2 40o Mg 1 gig ram laptop with wireless Wi-Fi $25.

2. 75 pound heavy bag cost hundreds of dollars new $20.

3. SNES $1 - This goes to show how different people deal with garage sales. One person was selling a similar SNES for $35. After I talked to him he admitted that the SNES was not working 35$ for a SNES that doesn't work. Great deal. In the same town a guy was sold me a WORKING SNES for $1. Gotta look out for the good deal people.

4. Lunar 2 Complete PS1 - I always wanted the Sega CD or Saturn versions of Lunar. However I have yet to even see them. So when a person offered this big huge PS1 box set for $5 I bought. It was missing the music CD but everything else was there. Later I looked online and saw that a full version of this same set is selling for around $100!!!!!! Go me. I am still dissapointed that I missed out on the Sega version...ah well. I also got Alone in the Dark 2 and Chocobo Dungeon 2.

- Sluggy Freelance. Holy shit. I had no idea that there was a webcomic this HUGE and cool out there. Vampires, witches, aliens, time travel, evil corporations, hot girl ninja assassins, ghosts, weasels, parodies of popular fiction and movies, Evil dead parodies, Devil Kittens and ONE EVIL BUNNY. This comic has it all. FUN TIMES. It's got good drama and characters I can really get into. Not the main two of course. The supporting characters are the good ones.

Read it. The artwork is crap for awhile but gets better. An excellent time waster.

RE - Code Veronica Spoof animated flash

"I thought you were a zombie. A hot zombie, but a Zombie none the less"

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

ARGH! Avast yeahj scurvy dogs!

And me face be less fat then it were back then matey.

-It's actually blasted sad that this isn't the only picture I have of meself like this...Argh...I couldn't find the other one though...Damn thee Davy Jones!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

I missed national vide games day.

Apparently it was "National Video Games Day" yesterday.

I in fact did not play any video games yesterday or for that fact I din't play any games on Tuesday either.

In fact I have not been plying many video games recently at all.

Ah well.


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Gamestop to turn it's back on gamers.

Yeah so they stop carrying retro games, the staff become increasing asshole-ish then they dick around with selling back or trading in of old games.

Now Gamestop has stopped pretending. They are going to stop catering to the real gamers and concentrate on the younger crowd and people who don't play many video games... know because the whole "Casual Game Player" thing is really gonna last and shit. The NES, Genesis and PC games created a whole generation of real players out of casual people. After that the market stopped caring about Casual gamers because there were none left.

Same thing is gonna happen now Gamestop. You are gonna stop catering to the majority as soon as these casual gamers loose interest or become real gamers.

And the thing about casual gamers? You only make a profit ONCE. Then they never come back.

Hardcore gamers made you Gamestop. We allowed you to make INSANSE profits.

But hey, I have hated Gamestop ever since they stopped carrying Dreamcast stuff after the takeover of EB Games. So it's not like my opinions have changed much.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Corn Cat

Honestly I have no reason to post this here.


Webcomic Critics. Critics in General.

Someone made a whole blog about web comic reviews.

They recently did a review of Dueling Analogs.

Buried deep within this are some valid criticisms. But they are somewhat difficult to find.

First off, they don't even start talking about DA. For some reason they go into a whole tirade about Penny Arcade and the popular webcomic explosion. That should clue you into the kind of article you are getting yourself into...

It really seems like the author went that extra mile to create some really choice personal insults and disparaging remarks about the author rather than the art.

The "misogynistic shitpile of a comic" comment was by far a high point.

Dueling Analogs is not fine art. It started out crass with boob and sex jokes and might have softened it's tone over time, but to expect something else from a free webcomic that is obviously going after a somewhat narrow audience is foolish. But obviously this is less of a real review and more of an entertaining attack.

But wow, entertaining or not. this review makes the author of Dueling Analogs look like a real woman hating piece of trash with no talent at all.

I have met plenty of losers who took some art classes. In my college art class I took my professor said that my figure drawing was very good. However, I never got into drawing because I think all my crap art looks bad. I would rather work with other media like digital video because I get more pleasure out of it.

But with my limited college art education and some free time I could come up with some truly scathing reviews of ALL the popular webcomics. It would be easy.

But you know what would be more difficult for me? Creating my own webcomic and updating it all the time and improving on my own work as I go.

Creating something that looks OK and has a lot of people checking on it every week to see if a new comic is up...That would actually take some work. Even if you made up some really bad jokes and situations, it would still be a lot harder than making an entertaining "attack review".

In the end this "review" is entertaining, but lacks value due to it's inflammatory remarks. This sort of info-tainment attack used to be amusing. Most people knew that such an over the top reactionary article was just that and was primarily for entertainment. And the whole "Your Webcomic is Bad and You Should Feel Bad" title shows that is what they are going for.

But guess what...most people already are sick of this. They "get" the point of the whole thing and the asshats who waste their time coming up with creative put-downs are the real joke in this whole situation.

There are getting to be too many of these types of reviews.

Would people really be happy if everyone whose art or sense of humor could possible offend some suddenly became more PC?

Would all the critics become placated if every single person who was actually contributing something just stopped because someone thought their work was not good enough?

Of course they wouldn't, because the sad fact is that most of these web critics and the majority of the main stream media critics are more interested in getting people to read or view their own material than informing the public about the flaws of real media makers.

Fine, we get it web critics. You can sit down for a few hours and whip out a few pages or a few mintues of reviews with snarky snappy little insults. You can disparage real media creators to show the world that they suck. All while everyone recognizes how cool you are for creating that review. And while the comments pour in from people that think your material is HILARIOUS and DEAD ON you can rest assured that you can always leach off someone else to get your own cheap material out there.

Well guess what? This gravy train is slowing down. Sure there is alot of crappy shit on the web. EVERYONE KNOWS THAT AT THIS POINT. Eventually nobody is gonna bother reading or looking at your shit anymore. It doesn't matter how much humor or hate you put into it.

I personally didn't like some of the earlier "Dueling Analog" strips. But I keep checking in

1. It's free, quick and easy.
2. Sometimes there is a comic that makes me laugh.
I suppose that if you take that review to heart that would make me a woman hating loser with a poor appreciation of art.

But of course the the point of the review wasn't to be serious, it was to "Piggyback" on the success of a webcomic so people would read the blog.

Well it worked. I read it and in fact I was somewhat entertained.

But honestly Dueling Analogs is better entertainment.

Monday, September 10, 2007


Been job hunting because I am gonna need to go further south in order to make a living.

There are no jobs for TV producers or Librarians around here.

Hmm. Got some really good trade in credit which I used to get some decent games. Got seventh Cross evolution, Bust a move 4 and Hidden and Dangerous for the Dreamcast.

Found a nice pawn shop that sells old video games for like nothing...Pretty damn sweet. Got some Saturn games there.

Read "Still life with crows" and "Evil Genius" two very good books. The latter was a young adult book, but I was working in the YA section and it caught my eye. A good read.

Got back into PC video games for a bit. I have been slogging through Quake 4. Not the greatest experience. I mean FEAR and Painkiller made me WANT to finish the whole game in one go and I did. Quake 4 just isn't as good. I mean I played Quake 1 + 2 all the way through. But not 4. I mean it LOOKS good... but damn. I am glad I only payed $4 for it. (I only got it because it came with Quake 2 and the Quake 2 expansion packs.)

I wish I could get a copy of Half Life 2, but with that insane *NEED INTERNET ACCESS TO REGISTER GAME* thing, I can't. I want the game for SINGLE player. Why the freaking hell do I gotta dick around with registering ONLINE... I can't because I ain't got Internet access at home...and try to get someone from valve on the phone...jerkwads. One day...

Anyways the Might and Magic series is kinda pissing me off. I hate the way that game is set up and the story sucks. I got a couple of the games awhile back for cheap and I just can't get into them. I really like the Wizardry gameplay setup and I wish more games were like that. Wizardry 8 is a great game and I really want to finish it up sometime.