Superb Owl Party

FOOTBALL?!?!?!?! I’m not a fan, unfortunately. What else is there to do today… besides wake up in a few hours and go to work, for me, at least.

Animal Planet is doing their 14th annual Puppy Bowl, and this year I hear that there is a kitty half time show. Comedy Central is doing a Chapelle show marathon. Also, if you want to still watch sports to spite he NFL, The Golf channel  and CBS will be showing the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open from 1-2:45 p.m.; CBS, 3-6 p.m.

Another thing to do, and this is a throwback to 2001 when I was a kid… Bugs. vs. Daffy!

That one is great for everyone who is a big fan of Cartoon Cartoon characters as well.

Well… even if you do watch ‘The Big Game’ tomorrow, I hope everyone enjoys themselves on this useless Sunday.

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Don’t copy that Ranma Floppy!

HUH! I don’t remember this! Apparently at the end of VHS and Laser Disks of Ranma 1/2 included messages from the characters about not making illegal copies/bootlegs of the show. Crazy! Apparently, only 1/2 of the Japanese ones were dubbed.

This is pretty cool. I wish they did stuff like this still!

Throwback Rumiko Takahashi anime ads!

Rumiko Takahashi’s work has been around for a very long time. I thought it would be interesting to take a look at some of the old VHS commercials for some of her work, such as Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, Ranma 1/2, Mermaid Scar, Mermaid Forrest… and not Inuyasha, because… you know… DVD was out, and to my knowledge… there were no North American Inuyasha VHS tapes? Happy… what’s left of, Throwback Thursday, everyone!

I do not like Ranma’s old DVD trailer. I included it here… because… well… why not?

17 RPGs better than FFVII

rpgscover610‘(according to Game Informer)’ is what should have been in that title, I suppose, as I do not want to take credit or flack for this one.

Game Informer last year did a Top 100 RPGs of all time, and I going to my local Half Priced Books today bought it. Why? LOOK AT THAT ART! Chrono looks like a bad ass!

Final Fantasy VII is one of those games that has to be in the Top 25 of one of these lists, contractually. Let’s see what Game Informer thought was better, last year. Ultima Online, Secret of Mana, Pokemon Red & Blue, Deus Ex, Planescape: Torment, Fallout 3, Bloodborne, Final Fantasy Tactics, Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn, Diablo II, Starwars: KOTOR, W.O.W., The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Mass Effect 2, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Foto+Pokemon+BlueWOW! Shots fired! Some of those were on the list, I feel because they were the first to due whatever the did correctly, but ouch… The first Pokemon was a better RPG? I could believe lifetime sales wise, sure… but on the RPG part? I… just… really? Now I am a fan of Pokemon Blue… but come on. Since the list did not include Yellow which followed the anime more closely, I’m guessing that it was not the story that gave it the place of 15. It obviously was not the graphics either, and it could not be the music. I’m sorry, but FFVII had CD quality audio done by a much larger team! I’m guessing that this one was the first like it, made a huge splash sales wise, etc. and that is why… but WOW.

Final-Fantasy-VI_GBA_US_ESRBSecret of Mana, Final Fantasy Tactics, Chrono Trigger, and Final Fantasy VI… I feel like that is saying 2D FF’s>3D FF’s… or almost Nintendo>Sony. Do not get me wrong, these were some juggernaut games that just WOW… amazing on SNES… but the PS1’s Final Fantasy Tactics being there just… it’s a head scratcher. To trick people into buying this one, Square put Cloud in it. Is that why this is there?

pennyarcade3Screw Skyrim. There, I said it… and I feel like we can move on with out lives now. I also think that the third Penny Arcade episode should be on this list in general, especially since Undertale is in at #70. Weirdly, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild made it into the top 50, but no Ocarina of Time or A Link to The Past?  Is Persona 5 deserving of being #19 to FFVII’s #18? I have no idea… but apparently Game Informer did?

Whatever. For their entire 7 pages full of ads counting down to #1, they put it on their site on the first, and you can click here: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2018/01/01/the-top-100-rpgs-of-all-time.aspx

Flashback Friday: Rule 34

Hello! I’m away at a convention, and I kind of threw-back Thursday talking about MAGFest, so I thought that instead of a Feminist Friday, I would instead do a Flashback one instead. My 19th, 20th, and 21st video were all shot by my now roommate of me trying to do a fake game I had made up surrounding the internet rule#34. Here are all 3 videos, which the first one is still my best one at 7,716 views at the time of me writing this.

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=wSfIip0DRJU
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=dchZ9yMeZ9Y
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=EFMybLG6C6Q

I still think these videos, done on one of those flip cameras, still hold up all right comedy wise.

I miss structure.

inababunnyshinobuIt is really crazy to me how my life lacks structure. I work in retail, and as an adult without kids, that means I can work whenever. Open availability kind of sucks, but that is the nature of the beast. When I was young though… my life was actually structured pretty well… or rather, my entertainment was.

moltarCartoon Network, Comedy Central, and maybe a dip back over to basic channels such as Fox or WB for some reason… let’s say Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Even as a young adult when I worked at GameStop things were organized a little. Saturday was the day we would all gather together and either play Halo 3, play D&D, or just have a party. Movies premiered at midnight, so seeing them with friends was an event… one where it seemed that everyone could go to because most people do not work at that time…

Now though? I wake up and get food with my roommate who has no car. I then work a somewhat regular schedule right now which could change at any time. I work evenings until 1:15am, and an early morning shift sometimes on a weekend after two days off. I hate it, but at least for right now I have some semblance of routine. That being said, I hate it.

flixMy entertainment before and after work is mostly comprised of facebook, youtube, and Netflix. Sometimes Vudu for movies I own.

The terrible realization of adulthood is that nothing is permanent.

Now, I have had cable before as an adult. Recently a few years back even, but I did not even watch it when my landlord had it because there was no DVR … ironically. I think it’s because it wasn’t just ‘turn on a TV and it’s there.’ as well.

bulmaconfusedI always thought that the future of videos on the internet would go the way of television. I think one of the reasons is because when I was first on the internet in the early 2000’s, anime radio stations were popular. With the service Twitch, it’s kind of like that to some degree, but I honestly thought that there would be enough ad revenue or maybe just through piracy even, that we would have channels. I think maybe that was what Justin.tv was, but I’m not 100% sure.

There are services out there like Sling TV, Playstation Vue, DirecTV Now, YouTube TV and Hulu that you pay for. I might end up getting Sling… not 100% sure yet though.

Happy out of context Throw Back Thursday!

Thursday is an amazing day to just throwback to some more nostalgic times, shows, thoughts, etc. I decided to just share some images I’ve previously shared on my blog. Some are quite meaningful, while others less so but I still find them cool.

  1. The Doctor Who one is special, because it was Dorky, taken in my birth state of MS, and it recently helped me meet someone who I thought was… pretty nifty.
  2. The little comic under it, was from a Blog Post about GameStop, and I just think it’s a cool quick sketch of me?
  3. I really like this picture I took of Dugg Finn at Louisianime.
  4. Sailormoon meets steam punk photo was quite cool from an Oni-Con YEARS ago.
  5. Member Holiday in Aculpoco from Pokemon? I used to have banned episodes from it on VHS. Good times.
  6. I like I Dream of Jeannie, and her sister was evil… but damn if that green outfit wasn’t cute.
  7. Galaxy Express 999 was amazing, and it reminds me of how coll/weird it was to see it when I was younger..
  8.  I have worked on two pony fanarts of friends, and the other one was my first OC I believe. The first one was of my friend Julie’s Transformers Animated OC alongside an OC I made of her husband David named Dashing Husband. The second one was something I did for/of an ex. The third one(?) was just a cool character that I named Doodles. While I was living with my dad, I made some Gaming with Sean videos for the first time, and well…
  9. Ice Ocean wasn’t a real NES game, but it’s one of my favorites from a bootlegged bunch of nes games in a controller?
  10. A-kon 16 was my first A-kon of two, and yeah… not awesome, but one of the best Pose Offs ever? I did them under the banner of NetSenshi, and none of the people behind the table really hang out these days, to my knowledge? Take pictures kids!