SoulCalibur has sexy ladies?

Ivy Soulcal6Kotaku’s Cecilia D’Anastasio interviewed the creators of SoulCalibur 6, and had the very important question: Why dem titties? Their response? We like titties. Titties sell. We HAVE to make money with this game. I mean… we didn’t mean to make them that hot?

Seriously though… in a world where we are getting stories like how Dead or Alive is toning down the sex appeal to make their games be known for being cool instead, I get where Cecilia D’Anastasio is coming from. Besides… these costumes are impractical for the world and genre that they reside in… as proven by Rooster Teeth in 2010.

When I watch a fighting game youtuber live react to SoulCalibur reveals, they have one thing on their mind… Will they nerf Ivy’s outfit? Will they tone down her body? The breast physics? Will they have Nightmare and Siegfried? Okay… there are other questions as well… but Ivy was the top one that I kept seeing.

Remember one of the largest fears that male gamers had during the whole #GamerGate kerfuffle? The supposed SJW’s are commin fer my sexy lady games! Well, some people behind the scenes argued that Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 wouldn’t come out to North America do to views on how women are depicted in video games. When Wii U’s Fatal Frame: Maiden of the Black Water came to the west, they replaced swimsuits with Samus’s Zero Suit from Metroid instead, and people cried censorship.

Keeping Ivy the same prevents those geeks from raging and boycotting the game. You don’t want those people feeling justified in their fears that liberal politically correct people took their anime video game boobies from them… unless you know, that is what you are trying to do.

Here’s what I have to say. I want my games to be as close to the original version as possible… unless you are legitimately adding in something instead of taking something out other than bugs. If the choices are: Leave the game the same, Don’t bring it to the west, or modify out whatever was obscene…. most of the time, I’m picking Leave the game the same.

UNLESS, of course, the game can not come out without changes. For example… and this is an extreme one in a different genre, the book IT has the kids beat IT by no longer being kids with a sex scene, or something. The movie, changed a bit, and lost that.

Ivy militarySo if SoulCalibur receives an AO rating, for example, because of Ivy’s outfit and breast physics? Change Ivy. It sucks, but at least we got the game. Mai Shiranui’s outfit being censored in the western SNES version of Fatal Fury where her boobs also do not bounce at all? Wow that was terrible. Please, do not do that to Ivy.

I feel like the answer for future SoulCalibur games is to just have more conservative costumes as well as introduce diverse characters who are dressed more… ready for a sword fight.

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MarzGurl on FamiKamen Rider

Kaylyn speaks about deceased YouTuber JewWario, the terribleness associated with finding out the truth about him, and how Channel Awesome screwed up everything.

You can never truly know someone. I have an aunt who hired a hit man to kill his entire family for the insurance money. It’s in a book about the police officer who got him called The Cop Who Wouldn’t quit. I stand by the statement ‘You never truly know someone, not even the people you should know the most.”

And that sucks.

Radio host Art Bell has passed away

art bellArt Bell passed away at age 72 yesterday during Friday The 13th… so, I of course had to Snopes it… which is ironic, considering that his former show, Coast to Coast AM deals with the paranormal.

Vampires, Ghosts, Bigfoot you name it plus some. My high school friend introduced me to him, and that was when I first discovered information about my newer personal fear, the dreaded Shadow People.

I do want to note that there was a video game on Xbox 360 called Prey that included a fictional version of Art Bell’s show starring him. It was an interesting and realistic addition that informed the player what was going on planet side, as they traversed a space ship.

Prey became backwards compatible last February on X Box One,  but the second clip below has the audio logs of that fictional show.

Art Bell will be missed by kooks and normies alike.

The Fallout of Channel Awesome took a depressing turn

JewwarioWhen JewWario, Justin Carmical, passed away, many people were heartbroken. This former Channel Awesome producer’s legacy lived on through friends and fans alike, such my friend MarzGurl who helped make the movie Farewell Famikamen Rider as well as youtuber KeithShizuo who really got his youtube channel into gear after JewWario had passed.

One of my personal upsets was never really watching any of Channel Awesome’s stuff, as I thought that I would have really liked Jew Wario’s stuff, as he shared an interest that I had… loving import video games from Nintendo consoles.

For a short while I tried dedicating myself to spreading the idea that therapy was a good thing for people to get, and I made a video called ‘Shrinking with Sean.’ *sigh* and I stand by the fact that if you are depressed, you should get help. But here’s the messed up part. Jew Wario was NOT the person his fans and even his friends knew him to be.

Allegedly… JewWario was, apparently, a groomer. He was a trusted older person, and he groomed young women who were both legal and under age. This fucking sucks.

Dragon Ball Z SNES gamesI wanted to make videos like Justin Carmical about retro Japanese only games. I was also inspired by my former neighbor Marzgurl who made convention videos. I made some title cards back in the day, mostly unfinished, for a series of videos I wanted to do called The Gaijin Chronicles. I never got around to it, and I thought they would be compaired to Justin’s, who I’ve never really seen outside of some compilation stuff after he passed. This really sucks finding out that he was a pervert who did things to young people.

When I was a child, I was… I guess the term is… sexually molested? By a neighbor’s son. I told my parents, they talked to the kids parents and that should have been the end of it, but it happened again because my parents, I guess did not want it to come out.

The idea that this trusted person, this JewWario, sexually molested women in their sleep, groomed a young woman who was an adult but mentally more like a 16 year old and even worse things…

The more I dig the more sad I get, and the more I want to cry. I hope he did nothing to anyone under age, as someone who had something bad happened to them at a young age.

Was he a monster? *sigh* He was a man. Man is flawed. We never know what anyone is capable of, and let that be the message that is learned from all of this. Also, that if you see something, say something.

Now let’s all go cry.

Apparently today is the 8th anniversary of the blog

back to the future 3When I checked my blog today, WordPress let me know that it was the 8th anniversary of the blog… which is kind of awesome. This blog started out as a place to both put my movie reviews from my Geography class as well as celebrate my love of Sailor Moon. Also… I had hoped to sell out at some point in in the life of my blog. Maybe get hired at Kotaku, or something. That hasn’t happened, obviously.

supergirltrappedI really never know if anyone really reads this I shoulblog, and I hope that this was not all for not… I’ve met one really awesome person from creating this blog… and that was kind of cool… right?

Lately I have been getting back into drawing, and while I wont make this an art blog… because god forbid that the A.D.H.D. riddled brain of mine focus for a bit and stick to one thing… expect at least a little bit more art.

groundhogI often am depressed. I’m upset with my career, my [lack of a] love life, my lack of actually people that I hang out with on any regular basis, as well as the over all lack of anything interesting going on in my life. At all.

Maybe I’m just hangry from my diet, because I hate myself… Hah hah hah!

I should go to bed I guess. Sorry for this weird and crazy not-celebration. I hate feeling this way. I have some family stuff planned next week, and next month is Louisianime, and I will eventually go to A-Kon and then Japan… and… …

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I just want to quit my job but I’m too much of a coward I guess? I don’t know. I’ll be fine. I love anyone and everyone who actually reads this blog… and I will do a real post later today.

 

What’s up with unicorns lately?

20180323_210326I went most of a day without knowing that right next to my work station was a blessing of unicorns. Apparently, according to one co-worker, unicorns are really big this year amongst themes for girl’s birthday parties.

I, as a fan of The Last Unicorn, am publically offended by this blessing of unicorns. Below is more pictures of the unicorn display that continued to grow at my work, as well as another grocery store of the same franchise.

You were aware that a group of Unicorns is called a blessing, right? Just making sure that you do not think I am some weirdo who worships horned horses. I mean, I am one of those, but that’s not related to the issue at hand.

Predictions for 2028:

I am going to make 10 not so major predictions for 2028.

  1. Jodie Whittaker Doctor WhoBest Buy will almost not exist if they are around at all
  2. Gamestop will become an online only store, as they struggle for relevance. Meanwhile, Think Geek will actually still be a thing somehow.
  3. Cashiers and truck drivers are almost entirely phased out as they are replaced by machines that customers actually hate.
  4. Microsoft’s strategy with The X Box One X was a sucess, and they continue to make new consoles that are just suped up versions of each other. Meanwhile, Microsoft has either bought Steam and encoporated into Windows, or they have made a service that is more popular.
  5. Cable television, instead of disappearing, will have evolved… being more integrated with technology. It has evolved, and maybe where these channels are has moved.. at least partially. Maybe Netflix has streaming cable channels incorporated in it, and that costs $20-$25… which is not that bad. A lot of free channels as well.
  6. Barnes & Noble will have gone under.
  7. sailormoon crystal 19_2 time travel key chibi-usaAmazon will have probably bought Barnes & Noble, deffinately expanded on what they did with Whole Foods, but Amazon will be a major entity in the physical retail space, rivaling Wal*Mart
  8. The Poor will get poorer. A lot of physical jobs will go away for unskilled laborers. Despite rich people explaining that tax cuts for them do not make new jobs, they will keep receiving them, making the SUPER RICH remain super rich. Despite some of the super rich demanding a Universal Base Income, we wont get it as it is un-American and lazy. Depression amongst the poor will sky rocket more than it already is.
  9. Doc Brown Marty Back to The FutureThere will have been a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie
  10. A Democrat will have either had an 8 year term, or be in one. Maybe Trump will have been removed, but probably not. He might not run again, but if he does it will not be with the full support of The Republican Party. They might have run someone against him even. Bernie Sanders, sadly, will not have been President, but neither will Hilary Clinton or Joe Biden, but not due to lack of wanting to. Age will have played a factor, I’m sure.

So that is my predictions for the next 10 years. Now to send this post to the future to see if I was right then.