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Mega Marioman

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

If you’ve had a fantastic video-game experience when you were a kid, icons such as Mario, Sonic, Megaman (or Rockman if you’re a nitpicker) were mainstays in your video game library (or your friend’s).

Ever wondered who would win a match between Mario and Megaman? (my money’s on Megaman). Anywho, you know what’s better than pitting two video game giants against each other?


Megaman Mario’s sprites were created by Tron Knotts, who also created the Spartan Mario sprites. Megaman Mario has all classic 8-bit Megaman sound effects, including the landing sound after he hits the ground. He has a rapid-firing buster cannon, with each shot having the same effectiveness as regular Fireballs.

I love both Mario and Megaman! Together, then it’s one wanktastically, awesome, gaming juggernaut.

If you notice, Mario uses big, big, big, big guns! He turns into Master Chief as well! Mario Chief!

It makes sense for Mario to adapt to the ever so changing times: The bad guys get bigger and badder and meaner. So big and so mean in fact that stepping on their head and throwing puny fireballs at them just won’t work.

Adaptation is key.

Mario > YOU.

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The TRUE Purpose of Cobra

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

World domination?


Enslavement of the human race?

Not even close.


Hah! You wish…

… is it… love?




F.Y.I. the puppy’s name is Sergeant Scruffy… so technically, he’s still G.I. Joe.

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Wednesday, March 19th, 2008
What Your Shamrock Says About You
You are charming, witty, and larger than life.

At times, you can be a bit impatient and inflexible. You don’t like to be distracted.

You don’t really consider yourself a lucky person. In your view, people create their own luck.

You are stylish, in a classic sort of way. You are particular about how you like things.

The Shamrock Personality Test
Shucks, I couldn’t have said it any better myself :D

Plumber Convention Goes Awry

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

It doesn’t take much to impress the folks at the Guinness Book of World Records, I guess. They deemed the gathering of 80 cosplayers, each dressed up as a video game character, "The Largest Gathering of Games Characters" that they’ve ever had on record.

That certainly doesn’t mean that the 30 kids sporting Mario outfits from Argyle Primary School, Kings Cross aren’t adorable. We’re just expecting the record to be smashed by the weekend. There’s surely a con happening somewhere.

P.S. check out the kid in the middle.

What the heck is THAT!?

Monday, March 17th, 2008

to anyone who can tell me what this thing is *points down*
Give me:
1. common name
2. scientific name
3. at least 2 sesame street characters and 1 muppet that could have hailed from the same family, with pictures!



Batman: Gotham Knight

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Went to superherohype to get my weekly helping of super hero movies. My heart stopped when I saw this:

I love Animatrix… so… Batman + Animatrix = WIN.

I loved how the producers gave creative freedom over the animators when it comes to how they see Batman artistically. I loved the one portrayal of Batman with the hmmm… popped-up collar. Totally SPAZZ moment. 

It’s a great idea to bridge Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, in my opinion, because it’s nice to see what Batman’s been up to. Looks like Scarecrow’s back… hmm… I wonder what happened to him after Batman Begins.

Anyway, there’s no word yet on the release date. I’ll keep you posted.

Guild Wars <3

Friday, February 8th, 2008

I jumped from World of Warcraft to Guild Wars? You want to know why? Read on.


R.D.A. of Super Smash Brothers Brawl

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

What would my life  be without the obligatory SSBB spazzfest? Here I stand, barenaked and vulnerable. I’m ready to accept all the jeers and tongue-lashings for what I am about to do.


This time, however, it’s a complete 8-minute love-fest of each character’s Final Smash.

It’s all here: Donkey Kong’s bongo-rockin, Sonic’s transformation to his golden, speedy alter-ego and even the Iceclimbers’ uber-cheesy smash.


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Did curiosity kill the cat?

Thursday, January 31st, 2008


By Alastair Reid

may have killed the cat; more likely
the cat was just unlucky, or else curious
to see what death was like, having no cause
to go on licking paws, or fathering
litter on litter of kittens, predictably.

Nevertheless, to be curious
is dangerous enough. To distrust
what is always said, what seems
to ask odd questions, interfere in dreams,
leave home, smell rats, have hunches
do not endear cats to those doggy circles
where well-smelt baskets, suitable wives, good lunches
are the order of things, and where prevails
much wagging of incurious heads and tails.

Face it. Curiosity
will not cause us to die–
only lack of it will.
Never to want to see
the other side of the hill
or that improbable country
where living is an idyll
(although a probable hell)
would kill us all.

Only the curious have, if they live, a tale
worth telling at all.

Dogs say cats love too much, are irresponsible,
are changeable, marry too many wives,
desert their children, chill all dinner tables
with tales of their nine lives.
Well, they are lucky. Let them be
nine-lived and contradictory,
curious enough to change, prepared to pay
the cat price, which is to die
and die again and again,
each time with no less pain.
A cat minority of one
is all that can be counted on
to tell the truth. And what cats have to tell
on each return from hell
is this: that dying is what the living do,
that dying is what the loving do,
and that dead dogs are those who do not know
that dying is what, to live, each has to do.

Hmmm I never really was a cat person but if that’s what it means to be a “cat”, well, slap me some cat ears and get ready for my best meow because I AM ONE!



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Dragons! (PART 2)

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Part 2 focuses on the evil and cunning Chromatic Dragons.

Black Dragon:

Black dragons (a.k.a. "Skull Dragons") are the most vile tempered and cruel of all chromatic dragons. Physically, black dragons are most distinguished by their horns, which protrude from the sides of their heads and wrap around, projecting forward. A large frill adorns the upper part of the neck. They smell like rotting vegetation and foul water, or like the powerful acid they can breathe.

Black dragons are fierce hunters that will normally attack from the water. They will often prey on fish, crabs, birds, turtles, crocodiles, lizardfolk, chuuls, hydras, and green dragons that are smaller and younger than they are. Their enemies include green dragons and swamp landwyrms.

Blue Dragon:

Blue dragons are the second most powerful of the classic chromatic dragons. They are physically distinguished by the single large horns protruding from their heads and also by their ears, which are rather large and frilled. The tail is thick and bumpy, like that of a caterpillar. The wings are more pronounced than most other species’. They smell like ozone or sand.

They are more likely to be mocking and manipulative than outrightly cruel or murderous to ‘lesser’ creatures, aided greatly by their natural talents for hallucination. They are infamous for tricking desert travelers into drinking sand or going miles out of their way to avoid nonexistent dust basins.

Green Dragon:

Green dragons are the third most powerful of the classic chromatic dragons. Physically, they are most notable for the large, waving crest or fin that starts at the dragon’s nose and runs the entire length of the dragon’s body. They also have exceptionally long, slender forked tongues. They smell like chlorine gas and are highly adept at magic.

Green dragons revel in combat, and will often attack for no apparent reason. They are highly territorial, and will often view any intrusion into their domain, voluntary or not, as a personal affront. They are extremely cunning and duplicitous foes, and love double-crossing others. A traveler who stumbles into a green dragon’s territory may be able to bribe the dragon for safe passage, but more often than not the dragon will pretend to agree and then attack the unsuspecting offender once their guard is down. Though aggressive, green dragons prefer to use magic before attacking physically.

Red Dragon:


Red dragons are the largest, most powerful, and most (in)famous of the classic chromatic dragons. Physically, they are distinguished by their enormous size and wingspan. They have two large horns upon their heads, which point backwards toward their wings. They smell of smoke and sulphur.

In combat, red dragons are exceptionally dangerous. Proficient in magic, they are also very fast in the air, but somewhat clumsy, so they prefer to do their fighting on the ground. They often spend years designing battle strategies, and will wait patiently until the precisely best moment to call upon them. Their massive blasts of fire end most battles before they truly begin, however. As a result, red dragons will use their powerful breath weapons as their favored method of attack, followed by power strikes from their massively powerful bodies, followed by magical attacks.

White Dragon:


White dragons are the weakest and the most feral of the classic chromatic dragons, but they are by no means harmless, if somewhat dimmer than other dragons due to the inbreeding necessary to create an animal that could resist the frigid temperatures that white dragons endure. They are still powerful enough to overwhelm most humans and have exceptional long-term memories. They are physically distinguished by several features: their heads and necks seem to blend seamlessly into one another, and their wings appear somewhat frayed along the edges. They have a flap of skin (dewlap) lined with spines beneath their chins. Their heads are very streamlined, and they have a high crest atop their skulls. They have a crisp, vaguely chemical odor.