“I’m Black Y’all”

A friend of mine made it official 2 years ago. Still haven’t told my family, but I think after my birthday last night, they might have found out?

All joking aside, you know when you have your friends over, and your family is meeting them for the first time, and you are all “please don’t say anything that could embarrass me!” Well, I thought that I, now at 35, no longer had to worry. I was wrong.

My family might have failed me a little bit last night at my birthday. 9_9 awesome.

THUNDERCAT – Tron Song

A friend showedme this music video, and later I found the great live rendition as well. The first video that I’m linking is definitely a little WTF… but I mean, it all makes sense… right? Shout out to Panthro of The Thundercats. The mechanic/engineer was the backbone of the team.

My first post of this decade.

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Photo from Anime Austin, my last anime convenion, from 2019

2019 is dead, long live the 2020’s! I’m not 100% sure what direction I’m going to be taking this blog going into this new decade, as well… things have changed for me. For starters, I’ve sworn off anime conventions. Secondly, Flickr is no longer the amazing site for keeping photos that I take on trips or of cosplayers, and sharing my cosplay photography was a large part of why I liked having this website.

I don’t watch nearly enough anime, or play nearly enough games to make that the driving focus of this blog.

Also, I have cut ties with the woman who I had been commissioning artwork from, so there probably wont be any art of any mermaids, Flounder or otherwise… which is unfortunate.

MVIMG_20190816_080140Lastly though, this site is a blog. *sigh* and I don’t know if I have the drive to do the things that will make it as awesome here as I’d like it to be.

Netsenshi.com has been renewed for the year, and this may actually be the most exciting year, surprisingly, as it will be a year of self discovery for the site as well as for me. I hope anyone who has been coming here over the years will have patience with me, as I try and discover more about what life has to offer.

 

Bleeding Heart$

I live in Texas, where the minimum wage is the same as the national minimum wage: $7.25. I work at a place that started out slightly above minimum wage, to later paying at least a dollar more than the minimum. The living wage for 1 adult with no children, as of 2018, $11.48. for the last couple of years, I proudly (I suppose) made just a little over that, and had been doing all right for myself, despite still living with a couple of roommates in a house.

20181013_203240In 2016, I met a wonderful girl via an online dating app, and at first we were very smitten. She was working on her Masters in Art History, and working at a museum downtown. Things seemed all right, and then Hurricane Harvey hit, and that was very rough. Shortly after that, we broke up, which was devastating… but it was in one of those wishy washy “I’m trying to focus on my studies,” spare my feelings kind of ways… that was suspicious but sort of believable. I attempted to make contact later that year in an attempt of desperation that failed.

On February 13th 2017, out of nowhere, she contacted me and we had lunch before I worked that day. Things seemed nice, and I impressed even myself when she dropped a cup and I caught it instinctively. The lunch was very nice.

I admit that after our breakup, I took things hard and ate my feelings, so I had gained some weight. Sucks. So I was self conscious about that alongside my lack of education next to her… you know… getting ready to finish her MASTERS.

Bulma Gohan KrillinShe grilled me at work via text, and I should have realized that I was under an interrogation on what I wanted to do with the rest of my life and what not, but I had no idea as I was just trying to talk to her despite the fact that I was AT WORK.

While working the Valentines Day tent at the Grocery store that I work at, she  texted me that she was going to break up with me. The worst part about doing this stuff over text is knowing that it is going to happen and is happening at like… a snails pace. Someone who I thought I once loved, and thought I could have a life with, dumped me within 24 hours because I was ‘not active’ and did not think about the future. So.. I’m fat and wasting my life… all of my largest fears realized. Awesome.

When that one huge museum over seas burned down and I wanted to stay friendly and talk to her about it, she was all ‘Get over me.’ and ouch. I try to stay friends with exes.

In August of 2019 I attempted to quit my job and they instead offered me full time. I then got a raise even that month, so now I’m making $15.25. I was already making a living wage when she dumped me, not that she knew that, and now I’m doing pretty good for myself. Not amazing, but able to really have a life, ya know?

mrskullheadI feel like she was a confused hypocritical monster. I dunno. I just… think about it from time to time, and it’s weird and funny and sucks. Maybe if she would have asked me how things were? Eh… I don’t want to keep picking at my brain with scenarios that never happened for a future that isn’t there.

Life is kind of funny.

Judge Chupp is tired of #ISTANDWITHVIC’s bullshit.

Vic Mignogna’s fans might have, at one time, been his best asset. They would beg conventions to let Vic come back whenever there was even a hint that he could be banned from a con, and hey… his fans would then go to the convention.

In fact, he’d even whip them into a frenzy and have them post good encounters with the VA. So people who complained about his inappropriate behavior, and fans would then find the tweet or whatever and go “Vic can’t be bad! He’s a Christian who used to be a cop and he told us how he got stabbed by someone!”

Well… with this whole lawsuit against voice actresses, a husband, and Funimation has reached a new level of wtf. Journalist Sharon Grigsby shared this on twitter:

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2019/09/17/latest-in-anime-s-metoo-moment-tarrant-county-judge-orders-mediation-and-shares-threats-of-violence-in-vic-mignogna-lawsuit/

Apparently fans attacking and threatening a judge online does nothing for your defamation case. Now the case has been ordered into mediation, and if there is no settlement by October 3rd, Judge Chupp will rule that very next day. In short… #ISTANDWITHVIC Nick Rekie… Ricka… err… Screech.  Judge Chupp is tired of your bullshit.

SNK in Smash?

Me KOFApparently there has been a Smash Bros. leak, and the next character DLC has copyright on it from SNK… so you know… the people who created Athena, Fatal Fury, Samurai Shodown, and King of Fighters.

Some people are predicting Haohmaru from Samurai Shodown, which would make sense considering that the latest entry in that series will be getting a port to Nintendo Switch in December of this year.

Note that in the trailer, they use the Japanese name Samurai Spirits instead of Shodown.

DSCN0057While Haohmaru makes sense, I would like to remind everyone that SNK’s first game on the switch was SNK HEROINES Tag Team Frenzy. I could totally see them releasing their gender bent Terry Bogard alongside his typical male self as an alternate character model for the DLC.

Why am I so sure that it will be Terry Bogard with his Fatal Cutie form? That game came out in September of last year on the 7th, and it’s a weird coincidence that we are finding out about DLC from SNK right before that date.

Terry would not be the first character to have male and female forms in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and given how many alternate models they used for the hero from Dragon Quest, I argue that it is not outside of the realm of possibilities for Male/Female Terry inside of Smash. Also, if they do, they will have a trailer pitting him against Ryu from Street Fighter.

SNKCapMatchGroupNow, I am not saying that they, [SNK, Capcom, Nintendo]  are going to use this as an opportunity to drop a new Capcom vs. SNK announcement on the world. That would be crazy.

What I am saying is that they might use it, and I stress might, use it as an excuse to drop the trailer for SNK vs. Capcom: The Waifu Warriors! Have a bunch of female brawlers duking it out from both the Capcom and SNK side as a sequel to both the Vs. series as well as SNK Heroines.

Okay. That idea might be way way way too far out there… but it would be amazing if I’m right about my predictions. I guess we will find out soon if I’m right.

Or hey, maybe there will be some Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) DLC, and they used the SNK used the abbreviation to throw people off.