Archive for April, 2008

Life Quest XII

April 21, 2008

Even I don’t know what the title of this post means.. *shrugs* Just a few words to start¬†this post:

IT’S THE JOURNEY

NOT THE DESTINATION.

I’ve been thinking alot about where I’ve been headed with gaming, coding, and just life in general – and I think I’ve finally settled my focus on this Old Man on the Mountain type quote. I erased my whiteboard and wrote it in big block letters. I figured this would be a good place to put it too, as another reminder.

Spring has sprung!

April 17, 2008

And with that, there’s a whole bunch of junk I have to report. Actually, I haven’t updated this blog in an awfully long time. Let’s find out why!

I think I’m turning Japanese, I really think so
Among the most exciting things I’ve been doing lately is that I’ve been learning Japanese! I’ve bought a few tapes in the past but it never really worked out too well. I recently got a 3-month subscription to Rosetta Stone¬†and it’s just awesome. Look out Japan, I’m one step closer to invading!
Actually as a result of this, I’m probably going to be playing alot more games in their original japanese forms, and ideally I’ll be playing more games because they don’t bring everything over here. IdolM@ster is one that we won’t be getting for sure, although there’s a pretty big demand from those that know about it. I’m in love with the blue-haired chick. her voice friggin melts me.

starchat.net irc channel Takeover
If you know me at all, you know I’m addicted to Internet Relay Chat. I’ve recently wrested control of the channel I frequent most, #GameDevelopers, from Uhfgood. Actually.. it was a friendly transferral. I can’t lie. Anyhow, join us with your favorite irc client, or this javachat thinger. I’ll have a rules page up after I post this.

LD11 compo this weekend
That’s right, Ludum Dare 11 is this weekend! Ludum Dare is a 48 hour game competition. There may not be any cash prizes, but the experience is well worth it. No really! Some of the guys have come up with some pretty cool games. I’m pretty sure I’m not going to be prepared for it, but I plan on throwing my hat in again this time around.

WoW Card Game get!
I’ve been playing a bit of Magic: The Gathering lately, but it seems the hottest new trend is World of Warcraft. I picked up a couple of starters and it looks like it’s going to be alot of fun to play. I’ll know more this weekend, when I finally sit down and play some at GameZilla. It looks like they’ve simplified the resources and put a focus on the Hero/Ally aspect.

Lots of anime.
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is out on DVD in english already, I see. I wasn’t even aware until I got on my recent anime kick. I’ll be grabbing that asap. Lucky Star is coming out on my birthday, May 6th, and you can bet I’ll be grabbing that one too. Oddly enough, fan subtitling is better than the “official” ones, so I’ll be keeping my downloaded versions too. The same thing happened with Advent Children.
I’ve been checking out a bunch of different anime – some is good, some isn’t so good.. just as with anything else. When I come across anything really good, I’ll probably post about it. Anime is a big influence on me, and you’re going to see it in any of my creative works I drop in here. Good stuff!

youtube madness
found a crapload of good stuff on youtube recently. here’s a couple of ’em. hopefully the links’ll stick around for a while.
Code Monkey AMV
DrumMaster – AIR OP – Crazy speed player
Phoenix Wright – Boot to the Head
Phoenix Wrong