Feb 16, 2013

Funny ScreenShots From Pokemon (Part 1)

So, as many of you guys know, I've been watching the Original Series of Pokemon. Well, as I'm going through the episodes, I've been noticing little subtleties and the like that are pretty funny. Since, I'm watching all of the episode on my computer, what better way to share them than to screen shot most of them. Here's part 1, ENJOY!

First up is Meowth trying to look "convincing", to say the least. He's trying to get Team Rocket to help out a Paras evolve so its trainer can love Meowth by promising them millions and trillions.


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This next one is from Showdown at Dark City. Now I know what you're going to say; "the funny part about that episode was Tom Ato, Ann Chovy, and Ceasar Salad." Well, hate to break it to you, but, it wasn't... Now for the picture. It's Pikachu holding up his favorite ketchup bottle ever. Wait, what's that... it has a rip?! That freaking Scyther ripped it, and tears soon followed. On a side note; Scyther ripped a freaking ketchup bottle.




This next one is from Bulbasaur's Mysterious Garden. Bulbasaur has been taken by his fellow Bulbasaur to a ritual to evolve in the middle of the night. However, Bulbasaur does not want to evolve and tells Pikachu to get Ash. Here's Pikachu's attempt at imitating Bulbasaur:




For the last one, here's one of the funniest subtleties I've seen so far.
This is from the episode Princess vs. Princess. Now, you might not get it right away, so here's a little background info: this episode revolves around appreciating the females of the Pokemon world. In this episode, all the females get to eat free, shop for cheap clothes, and boss the males around. Now notice the sign in the background from one of the initial scenes. huehue, amiright?


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 That's it for now. I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did!

Feb 12, 2013

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories

So, I'm totally swamped with coursework and studying for tests and typical junk, and like the good student I am, I find myself reminiscing about Kingdom Hearts. So, why not make a post about one of my all time favorite series!


Kingdom Hearts 
has a very special place in my heart (hehe, see what I did there?). 
However, unlike the typical way of playing any major series of games (in order), 
I played them in an unusual order, 
to say the least.


I was first introduced                                 to the series when my 
sister begged and pleaded with my                 father to buy her Kingdom Hearts: 
Chain of Memories as well as the latest Game Boy Advance SP (in a classy red). 
After she had gotten the game and spent countless hours (like 30) 
beating it, she, after more tantrums than 
I am willing to admit, let 
me play
 it.


I started it up and was instantly                                    amazed by it, the card system 
was so intriguing to me at the time and                    the general story line was pretty rad 
(though I was young, I actually read the dial                ogue). After finally beating the game and 
Marluxia and his freaking flower ro           bot thing, I was overwhelmed with 
happiness and sadness that the   game was over. But, hold up, 
what's this? YOU CAN PLAY AS RIKU!! You may not 
know this but Riku is one of my favorite characters of 
all time. Hell, I even use Riku as the prefix 
to most (read: all) of my usernames 
online. Playing through the story 
line as Riku was just as 
fun playing it as 
Sora. 
 

Now, I don't remember                                                         much from the game save 
for the stuff mentioned above. You may                          be wondering why I'm writing about a 
game that is nearly 8 years old, well, I ju          st so happened to stumble upon the game. 
I blew into the bottom of it and was o      bviously greeted with dust in my face 
and fired up the old GBA:SP an d started one of the saved games. 
I, slowly remembering how the card system worked, lost my 
first battle against some high leveled Heartless and 
explored a bit before deciding it was time 
to act like an actual good 
student and finish my 
report. 

This game will forever be remembered as the game that started it all. It made me appreciate the dedication that any group of individuals put into making a truly amazing game that players would actually enjoy (and make a lot of money off of it). And it also introduced me to one of my favorite series of all time.

Well, that's it for now, I'll probably be making some posts about KH1 and KH2 in the near, distant future!
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Marluxia and his "flower robot thing"
 I hope you guys aren't too mad about the whole formatting thing (or totally OCDed at the fact that the hearts are not symmetric), if you are, remember two things: It took me forever to do it and, the most important thing, this here blog is MY blog! 
Ha, have a good one!

Feb 4, 2013

Portal 2

I know it's a bit late for a post about Portal 2, but I was just reminiscing back to when I played it (at the beginning of last December) and thought it deserved a post! Note: CONTAINS SPOILERS

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I was first introduced to Portal back when Steam was giving it away for free. Heck, the only reason why I have a steam account right now is due to that promotion. Anyways, when Portal 2 came out back in April of 2011, I really wanted to play it. However, one small problem arose: I'm a University student. Now I know that the only reasons kids are supposed to go to college are to be lazy and play video games all day, but I couldn't do that. As much as I dislike uni, I had to keep my grades up and study. However, there exists this special time of year called winter and during this winter, University students get WINTER BREAK!!

During Winter Break, I acquired Portal 2 and beat it within 8 hours. Yeah, I know, it took me forever, but I had other things going on. Anyways, here are my thoughts about it:

Portal 2 is an amazing game; it's funny, it's somewhat of a challenge, and you feel good beating it. However, there's no real replay value unless you play the multiplayer campaign.

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I especially loved Wheatley at the beginning and genuinely felt bad when he got all power hungry.


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 I, also, started to like GLaDOS, especially when she got turned into a potato. The dialogue throughout the entire game was golden; from Wheatley to Cave Johnson, it was all so funny.



If you haven't picked up Portal 2, and you aren't bummed out by the spoilers in this post, do so!!
It's an amazingly hilarious game and you won't regret it!

Feb 2, 2013

Pokemon: Hilarious Ending

Hey guys,

So as you all know, I've been watching the original Pokemon series instead of doing work. Well, I was thinking about some of the funny things that go on in the series and I immediately thought of the ending to Episode 5 of the Indigo League season. It was so funny that I had to open it up and make a clip of the ending. Enjoy this HILARIOUS ending!!


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 Tell me about some of your favorite, hilarious scenes from Pokemon and other series!!

Disclaimer: The rights to Pokemon belong to Nintendo and the respected owners. I own nothing.

Jan 31, 2013

Minecraft!

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Minecraft focuses on allowing the player to explore, interact with, and modify a dynamically-generated map made of one-cubic-meter-sized blocks. In addition to blocks, the environment features plants, mobs, and items. Some activities in the game include mining for ore, fighting hostile mobs, and crafting new blocks and tools by gathering various resources found in the game. The game's open-ended model allows players to create structures, creations and artwork on various multiplayer servers or their own single player maps. Other features include redstone circuits for logic computations and remote actions, minecarts and tracks, and a mysterious underworld called the Nether.

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Minecraft is a wonderful game for those of us that used to spend countless hours a day building and destroying structures with Lego. It brings the feel of childhood back to those that are too stressed out from work and just want to build giant castles (or giant obscene things. Heck, you can even blow a bunch of mountains up through the use of TNT.


Minecraft also allows the creative ones to think up and build amazing structures (kind of like Legos did back in the day).

Here's a creation that I rather enjoy and envy very much:

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Luke, I am your pixels



Now, if you would like to play Minecraft, feel free to buy it from The Minecraft Website and see what all the hype is about. You definitely won't regret it!


Disclaimer: 
This blog nor any part of this blog including the author is being paid or is supported by Minecraft and Mojang AB. All trademarks belonging to outside sources (Minecraft and Mojang AB) are the property of their respective owners.
 

Jan 29, 2013

Pokemon Facts and Trivia!

Hello everyone,

Like the typical student, I find my self wasting time looking up random (and useless) facts about the original Pokemon series. Here are some of my favorites thus far:

mee.la/money1Missingno, the infamous mystery Pokemon, first appeared in Red and Blue. If you did a certain cheat, he appeared near Cinnabar Island. He looked like some messes up sprite, and you could catch him. He learned water gun (He could learn it twice, and have two at the same time!) and fly. If he leveled up, he evolved into Kangaskan. This and the fact he appeared as a baby Kangaskan (the thing used for the move substitute) in Pokemon Stadium, many believed he was planned to be a baby form of Kangaskan, but was taken out. Others believed he was supposed to be a Flamingo, since he learned water and flying attacks.

I always admired Missingno but never had the guts to try to catch him let alone level him up.

This next one made me feel bad:

mee.la/money1Remember that scientist in the Mewtwo movie, the one who says "We tried to clone the ultimate Pokemon, and we succeeded. Well, he actually had a back story to him. He wanted to clone his dead daughter, Amber, so he joined up with TR to get the money and help with Mewtwo cloning, hoping he could use it for his daughter. His daughter was friends with little Mewtwo, as well as some clones of Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander. The other clones expired, making Mewtwo sad and probably was one of the main points of his madness.






mee.la/money1A large chunk of the remaining trivia involves the censoring and banning of many English dubbed episodes due to events such as 9/11 and due to hints of racial stereotyping (ie Jynx).
Some episodes that were banned include:

The Legend of Dratini

All That's is Bright and Beautifly!
Holiday Hi-Jynx
Tower of Terror


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Tentacruel and Tentacool








Too bad these Pokemon didn't get the appreciation they deserved.
Well until next time, have an awesome day!!

Photo credits: Wikipedia
Facts and Trivia credit

Jan 26, 2013

Pokemon The Series


So, instead of doing anything productive (i.e course work for college).

I decided to watch two animated shows that I used to love when I was younger: YuYu Hakusho and Pokemon!


A few thoughts about Pokemon:

Ash really gets picked on and just takes it (like when Misty said that only a stupid trainer would do that and Ash responds with "I'm a stupid trainer?")

And the funniest thing so far is towards the end of the episode where Brock joins the group and Brock refers Misty as "that strange girl following us."


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It feels great nostalgic-ing to this stuff. 

Image Credit: Wikipedia and Google.

Jan 1, 2013

Giratina

Giratina is seen as the protector of the distortion world (the regular world's counterpart). The distortion world is needed in order to keep a balance in the Pokemon world.
I guess you're wondering why I'm making a post about Giratina.

Well this is why:
As you all already know in my first run through of the game I dedicated about 250 hours to beating the main story and catching a whole lot of Pokemon as well as having my collector's phase (with the shinnies and event Pokemon). Well these hours were only the recorded number of hours. What I mean by this is that I dedicated a lot of my time doing stuff "over." There exists a method to Soft Reset your game. Soft Resetting is pretty much a reset of the game without having to turn off the DS. One can soft reset by pressing L+R+Start+Select.

Okay back to Giratina. When I first saw the shiny form of Giratina I was  instantly determined to obtain it. I didn't want to accept any hacked or cloned shiny Giratinas so I was going to use the soft resetting method to randomly get it. The odds for getting a shiny pokemon naturally, however, is 1 in 8150. So I soft resetted about 8200 times and no shiny.

I was instantly discouraged after hours of soft resetting and decided that I would do it one more time.
So I did.
And what appeared was simply amazing. The dark transition into the battle, the energetic music, and most importantly, the normal colored Giratina. The battle was ON!! I accidentally killed Giratina though... so I had to turn off the game.

Don't worry though. I didn't really want that to be my last time doing it so I kept going and I finally got it after about another hundred soft resets and it felt great.

Here's Giratina(top) and Shiny Giratina(bottom) in both forms.
(Obviously the bottom one is far more superior)

I'm bringing this up now because I'm at Giratina again and I'm contemplating Soft resetting again...