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To-Do List.

07/19/05 @ 10:02:00 pm, Categories: Uncategorized, 196 words, 702 views  

Hmm, well...let's see here... Here's a list of all the shit I've decided I need to do soon-ish, in no particular order.

+ Take care of some paperwork I've been neglecting.

+ Review some games, anime, and movies I've gotten behind on.

+ Capture videos and images for them.

+ Capture images and videos for reviews I've already written.

+ Try to write atleast a couple scenes a week for my various projects.

+ Delete all the categories on this blog, make new ones, re-categorize everything.

+ Make new stylesheets for this and the GPMoD magazine site.

+ Get the GPMoD Studio website up.

+ World Domination.

+ Kill LongLiveTA, alot.

If you want to help, the best thing you can do is give me money :>> I know that sounds pretty self-serving, but truth be told, the less shit I have to worry about, the more I get done. I'm not suggesting you simply donate to me, but if you want to, that's fine. (Donations will get you first dibs on any cool stuff I do.), you can also check out my referrers, such as Play-Asia. Or even just sign up with my webhost. (That's the best option, and their deals will blow you away!)

The depths of your ignorance are staggering.

07/18/05 @ 11:39:51 pm, Categories: Uncategorized, 265 words, 901 views  

There's a story on slashdot about, I felt it was my duty to God and country to chime in. Which I did, and then I came under attack by idiots claiming that by saying ADV 'butchers' things, I obviously watch dubs.

What the fuck? Me? Dubs? Apparently there's some kids out there who can't understand Japanese well enough to know the subtitles are outright bullshit.

And besides that, what's wrong with the concept that they SHOULD be able to do a decent dub? I mean, I AM paying for it afterall. I'd still rather eat glass than listen to a dub, but I AM PAYING FOR IT. And on top of that, 99% of the time anime is on TV in the US, it'll be dubbed. So, don't you think it's in their vested interest to produce something that doesn't suck, so people aren't immediately turned off?

The only reason I even watch subs is if I'm watching it WITH people...unless it Koukaku Kidoutai...who the fuck can understand any of that political babble? But it's enough to know that ADV's subtitles are shit.

When I first watched ADV's Abenobashi Mahou Shoutengai DVDs, I thought they had turned over a new leaf. The dub, the subs, everything was great. (I have a review of it I wrote...somewhere...) But as things stand now, I'm becoming more and more convinced that it was either an isolated incident, or it was outsourced to people who know what the fuck they're doing. Anyway, all these points and more, now available for your flame-warring pleasure, on SLASHDOT!


07/11/05 @ 11:09:46 pm, Categories: Uncategorized, 59 words, 629 views  

I have enough trouble getting anything done as it is, STOP FEEDING MY ADD!!!

Seriously. I finally start getting some work done, and LLTA is like "Come play Guild Wars with me!", of course, I don't HAVE Guild Wars, so I figured I was safe, but wait! What's this?! Samuron fucking offers to let me use HIS account. Goddammitall.

zomg! Svet-chan is teh FAMOUS! :O

07/08/05 @ 06:53:24 pm, Categories: Uncategorized, 112 words, 640 views  

Haha, sorry about the title, couldn't help it. :>>

Okay, probably about a dozen times now I've discovered the awesome work of Svetlana Chmakova, who is also very awesome. ^_^ But everytime I do, I get distracted by a shiny object or something, and forget to bookmark her page. Anyway, she's got this great manga coming out called 'Dramacon' that's being published by Tokyopop. I suggest you all buy it.

This latest outburst of mine comes from the fact that I went to manganews and saw a link to an article in USA TODAY that mentioned her work.

Svetlana's website.
The USA Today article.

Preview Dramacon.
Buy Dramacon.

I can't wait for Dramacon! ~<3

Holy crap on a stick!

07/08/05 @ 04:12:52 pm, Categories: Uncategorized, 100 words, 1592 views  

My webhost just announced in the latest newsletter, that they're upping my disk space and bandwidth quotas by 60mb and 2gb respectively, every week. And it's RETROACTIVE. I think they've finally lost it. :crazy: I'm getting all this space, all this bandwidth, and all these features, for $19.99 a month, when my last host charged $7.95 a month for 500mb of space. To top it all off, I get a free domain registration, and they pay for the domain as long as I host with them. And of course, they're rock solid.

Check it out for yourself. I'm on the level 3 plan.

I am a 'conversatanist'.

07/08/05 @ 02:54:07 am, Categories: Uncategorized, 177 words, 648 views  

I swear, I keep getting into fights with imbeciles on IRC. I've been at it so long, my verbal owning skills are as good as Takumi's driving. Give me any opening, and I'll exploit it.

[07.07/20.20.44] <Scum|game> so how come the patch didnt ask me where to put it?

[07.07/20.21.13] <Baka-chan|DeathOnATriscuit> Because it's smarter than you are, and knows where the game is?
[07.07/20.21.19] <Scum|game> yea right

[07.07/20.21.23] <Scum|game> haha
[07.07/20.21.32] <Scum|game> fukers

[07.07/20.22.04] <Baka-chan|DeathOnATriscuit> It's sad when these kids can't spell simple epithets...
[07.07/20.22.25] * Baka-chan|DeathOnATriscuit has the game installed to G:\Games\Battlefield 2\

[07.07/20.22.38] <Scum|game> good for you
[07.07/20.22.47] <Baka-chan|DeathOnATriscuit> It is, actually.

[07.07/20.22.55] <Baka-chan|DeathOnATriscuit> Since that's my raptor.
[07.07/20.23.31] <Scum|game> my raptor hangs between my legs

[07.07/20.23.48] <Baka-chan|DeathOnATriscuit> That's where -I- keep Godzilla.

I love it when stupid people give me opportunities for hilarity.

If you're wondering what a 'conversatanist' is, it's a word Samuron made up to describe my devious 'debate' style.

Battlefield 2

06/22/05 @ 09:05:22 pm, Categories: Uncategorized, 217 words, 647 views  

As you may or may not know, I have been playing the Battlefield 2 demo almost non-stop for 4 days now.

This begs the question: Is it really that good?

You bet your ass it is.

I only discovered it a couple days ago, because I skipped the whole World War II FPS craze, and as I associated the Battlefield franchise with that craze, I decided I didn't care. Until I saw the screenshots, and realized that it was the most beautiful and well-made modern warfare FPS ever conceived. Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising, my previous favorite entry in this genre, simply FALLS SHORT.

First of all, there's just an incredible amount of content. A large amount of weapons, vehicles, and equipment. HUGE maps, the smallest of which is a couple square miles. Three factions, all totally unique.

Then, there's a featureset: Beautiful graphics. Awesome sound. Multiple win-conditions. Persistant character account system. Commander system. Built-in high quality VOIP system.

The list goes on and on.

More to be posted later, as I'm basically taking a momentary breather from the demo, and will have the retail within the next 12 hours.

Okay, full review still isn't ready yet, so I thought I'd give you all a pretty little picture from BF2, Baka-chan style. Here it is!

See how I'm doing:

Full stats.

More webcomic drama.

06/16/05 @ 05:58:59 pm, Categories: Uncategorized, 198 words, 594 views  

Well, Scott Kurtz is being a whiner again. But he picked a fight with the wrong artist, that's for damn sure. Tim Buckley of Ctrl+Alt+Delete proved that he is not to be messed with as he punches Scott Kurtz in the mouth...metaphorically. (Unfortunately.) I enjoy CAD, and I enjoy Penny-Arcade, and I used to enjoy PvP. Tim is right, video games are just too fucking big to only have ONE webcomic. Deal with it Scott, God damn.

While Tim certainly laid out the cold hard facts of the matter, I think he did miss something. Scott Kurtz, you see, is no longer capable of bringing the funny. He is without funny. There is no funny to be had. Since I used to be a PvP fan, I took a look and went back through a couple months worth of comics. I only found FOUR that were remotely funny...and two of them...WERE ABOUT PENNY-ARCADE! #1 #2 #3 #4

So, I don't think that it's just that he's being surpassed by newer comics, I think it's that his comic has reached it's apogee, and is plummetting to Earth, AND he's being surpassed by newer comics.





06/16/05 @ 10:20:27 am, Categories: Uncategorized, 212 words, 647 views  

Well, I've been playing around with lightwave a bit the last couple of days, I wanted to model a bunch of my drawing tools so I could make a desktop scene. I started with, what is probably the most ubiquitous line-inking pen in the manga world, the Micron Pigma permanent archival ink pen, from Sakura.

I decided that as a warmup to actually modeling the pen, I'd do the label in Illustrator. Now, for those of you who don't know, I'm DAMN good at visually reverse engineering stuff. But it was a little easier this time, because one of the dozen or so pens I had actually had an adhesive label, instead of it being printed directly on the barrel of the pen.

Label scan

My leet vector graphics version

Everything in that image was hand-made in Illustrator, down to the AP mark and the Sakura logo. (Even the 'MICRON' text is actually paths and not text, I had to make the R by hand.)

I'm still perfecting the image, however there's only a few small differences. For instance, the C and O in MICRON should be more circular, the C in ARCHIVAL should be different, and the numbers under the barcode, and the 08 next to MICRON are close, but not exact.

I have just killed us all.

06/14/05 @ 09:38:44 am, Categories: Uncategorized, 50 words, 593 views  

Well, when you see it coming, just know that it's my fault. That's right, I have destroyed the planet.

But really, without taking into consideration the 'LLTA factor' who'da thought goth loli catgirl pron would destroy the Earth?

*sigh* With my help, LLTA found an H-doujin of Tsukuyomi Moon Phase...


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