Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Good Lord

If I didn't say it before, let me say it now or again,

Stop trying to eff up anime tv series/movies by turning them into live action hollywood runs. Let the Japanese go ahead and ruin their own shit! Sometimes they do a good job but we never do.

Speed Racer? Was that really necessary?
Akira? Please, say it ain't so.
And a future Monster? Ugh. They better get a Japanese guy to play Tenma and not suddenly decide he should be white American or a Dr. Texan. Yeesh.

As Beetchie also mentioned, leave comic books alone too.

Currently listening to: embarrassingly enough, American Idol. I blame Mamma Ho!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

It Needs To Be Cleaned Up

No wacom, pencil drawing by hand (with smudges and all!) of the group:



From left to right (because sometimes I forget their names...embarassing, isn't it?): Raguel, Zarnyx, October, Kale, Raphael, Sariel

Currently listening to: "Earth" by Susumu Hirasawa, from the Berserk TV Series Original Soundtrack

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Wheeee!

Ah, it's good times when you get 2 packages - one you're expecting and one that you're not. Thought it'd be even more fun times if you didn't buy it yourself. Bitches. Buy me presents.

New MSI cd! It's even more exciting when you think it's out in May but really it's the end of April and you get it days before the release date.

Saweeeeeetttt.

Edit: No Wheeee! or saweeeeeeetttt. I take it back right now. It takes me a little time for albums to sink in so this is my initial impression of this album and that is, that it is not up to MSI standards.

At all.

I blame their association with Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance and that "wife"! Ugh.

I should have known something was up when I saw the track length above 3 minutes for a bulk of these songs.

Alright, hopefully in a few days my opinion will change and that I may attribute this lack of ear bliss on sleepiness and incoherence on my part.

Editing the Edit: Okay, so it's sunk in a bit more. It's not terrible but I still say it's not overly fantastic either. It's growing on me, which in itself is a sign of no good since MSI just hits you like a fucking tornado on the first go. But, I'm sure by the end of next week I'll be all over this. You still can't beat MSI on arrangment sometimes, that's for sure.

Currently listening to: "Lights Out" by Mindless Self Indulgence, which as of now, is the only track worth talking about on this album that's "new".

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

It's All Going To Shit

We've known this for some time now but last week was possibly the second bad bit of food news I could receive.

There's a world shortage of rice.

RICE!

=,(

Currently listening to: Law and Order playing on the tv. It's the last ep. for Jessie ::sniff::

Edit: That last episode for Jessie was so last-minute tossed together that it was horrible. F--!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Consider It Finished

Now I can move on to the billion and one anime I have to watch. Billion, seven, same difference.

I finished Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core on the train this morning and even after ten years of knowing Zack Fair's fate, I still cried. They just did that boy dirty.

I still love Shinra though.

I still hate Aerith.

God is in his Heaven and all is right with the world.

In other business, I took this picture for Beetchie last week Monday:



If E.P. were there I would have brought her home for you instead, B. In the meanwhile, have some ugly teens in bright yellow track pants and headbands, with hideous mauve sweatshirts that appropriately blend into the Wendy's sign.

My sincerest apologies.

Memorable Conversations of Today:

H1: What's this "Blackle" MC sent to us? Is it real? I find it suspect and maybe even a little bit racist.
Or 2: Yeah, it seems to be legit. I know...why don't you Blackle "Wiki", then Wiki "Blackle"?

On the camouflaged brown bird:

H1: Why is he messing around there by the tootsie pop?
Or 2: That bird is trying to eat the tootsie roll tootsie pop because he too wants to know how many licks it takes to get to the center...
H1: Oh, he's hopping away from it. Even the bird knows how nasty it is.
Or 2: ...Yeah, but now the world may never know...

F.R.: "NIN News: 2 weeks"
Or 2: Until Trent shakes us down for money again?
F.R.: Ha, yeah. That's 15 dollars per song.
Or 2: 36 x 15 is how much now?
D.C.: It's probably "Ghosts" with lyrics.

H1: I should plant a tree today.
Or 2: What.
H1: Eh! Don't mind my hippie buisness! It's Earth Day! I like our earth.
Or 2 & H1 (in unison): Just don't like the people. Hahahahaha.

Happy Earth Day, Bitches.

Want to know what I did today to help out our planet?

I blackled wiki.

Currently listening to: "Kansha" by RSP. Ah, Bleach memories.

Monday, April 21, 2008

"Later!", he nonchalantly said

as one final 99,999 costly punch reduced an almost 1 hour 10 million HP battle to naught.

With that, Minerva returned to the lifestream.

Stupid ass Zack. You could have been a bit more... IDK, relieved? It only took us 70 hours to get that strong.

It took long enough but now I can finally finish this damned game with 100% complete on my missions, and H1 can stop making fun of me.

So yeah, eff you effin' cactuars, razor weeds, ostrich looking beasties and Minerva!

Now from one nerd rant to another or acknowledging a few 'nerds', rather...

Currently listening to: Canadians! and "The Harrowing Adventures of..." (by) Tokyo Police Club.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Just So It Is Clear To All

The HOchies have been having a rough time of it as of late.

We went to Pongsri for dinner and drinks on Friday and as we were coming in, Gina Gershon was going out.

Quote Or 2 to H1:

"Man, if she wasn't so fat, I'd think she was Amy Winehouse".

Let it be known that The HOchies are unashamed.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Wii Fit? More Like, Wii Fat

The HOchies found out yesterday that the new stay in shape or whatever the hell it is game for the Wii, Wii Fit is going to cost more than the damned console.

At $399.00, the Japanese have reaffirmed that they hate us and wish for us stoopid Americans to die because we are poor and can't afford to be 'fit'.

We're in a recession for eff's sake!

Edit 4/25/08: Clearly, Amazon like to keed because they switched the price. It's $90.00 and has been pre-ordered.

In other gaming news, does anyone have not so fond memories of those weed thingies in Final Fantasy VII? They'd show up in a field on the outskirts of Midgar, sometimes hang out with Chocobos I think, right when you left Midgar for the first time.

I have discovered they are my most hated enemies in Crisis Core. While I often wish they would look like this:



Or even this,



Sadly, this is what they really look like to Zack and by extension, me:



And while that may not be terribly horrendous to those of you who don't understand, I can assure you...they really are the stuff of nightmares. Curse you too, Hysteric Voices!

Finally to end this nerd rant, where are all the effin' fat chocobo feathers when you need them?

Memorable conversations of the past 2 days:

Raisins Alex: This new Pope isn't very "grandfather-ish" like the previous Pope.
Or 2: But at least he's smart. He's refusing a dinner with Bush.
Raisins Alex: Yeah, he knows nothing can absolve that man's sins. 'Gel oulla here, Boosh!!'

Or 2: Notice how the Pope isn't having a mass in Crooklyn?
H1: No one wants to go there.
Or 2: Yeah, but people in Crooklyn probably need the most blessings. Also, he's not going to NJ. As scary as this Pope looks, he really is clever.
H1: Yep, no one wants to go New Jersey either. Even the Pope knows.
Or 2: Yeah, if only bands would realise this too.

Or 2: Mountain Time exists! ::searches wiki:: There. You don’t believe Wiki?! There it is!
H1: I still don't understand it. What places in the world use mountain time? Arizona, it says. They also do not observe daylight savings, but the Hopi Nation within Arizona does, but the Navajo Nation within the Hopi Nation does.
Or 2: They all like to keed!

Currently listening to: "A Punch-Up at a Wedding" by Radiohead and one of my favourite songs ever (I love you Watanuki!! you to a lesser extent, Yuko's Watanuki. heh heh.) "April Fool" by S.E.N.S. Project, from the xxxHOLiC Original TV Soundtrack.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Hatred For NJ Just Keeps On Growing

For some reason, concert promoters, bands or who the eff ever have been opting to go to New Jersey to put on their shows instead of NY.

I'm not sure why NYC's being blacklisted but it's damned annoying.

I've resigned myself to the fact that I will never see Stone Temple Pilots because goodness knows volatile, lovable Scott will quit the band in no time and mouth off to them like he did to Velvet Revolver (and the rest of STP, back in the day).

I will never see Radiohead. Those mothereffers are playing a festival in what they call "NY". I know you're not from here, RH but that's just damned insulting. Get a freakin' hold of yourselves! You can't fool me and Google maps! Tch. I mean, I didn't actually verify this with google maps but eff a festival anyway! And your four dates over there are making me reeeaaaally pissy right now.

The Nintendo Wii is also on my shit list. How dare they have a Mario Kart Wii tour go to Jersey and not NYC?! Okay, so maybe they'll have a big event closer to the date at Nintendo World but still! Not that I would ever go visit a Nintendo Tour but it's not right, anyway!

Maybe people in NJ are stupidly not playing the wii because they didn't pre-order.

After all, people in NJ are pretty stupid.

Especially you, Frass...Especially you.

Currently listening to: "Shattering Egg of Dreams" by Yasunori Mitsuda, from the Xenogears Soundtrack

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

More Zarnyx?

Yeah, more Zarnyx.

Sketched/Wacom'ed really quickly, and uncaring like. I'm in that kind of mood. Tired and Meh.

He still came out to my liking.



That's the kind of pretty and scary ass he is, even if it doesn't quite look like him. But the personality is oozing Zarnyx.

Currently listening to: "In Memories: A Boy Meets The Man" by Taku Iwasaki, from the Rurouni Kenshin OVA Soundtrack.

Some The Times...

...If you're ugly on the inside, it shows up on the outside.

Not the case with Naomi Campbell. We're not really sure what happened there.

Monday, April 07, 2008

A List

I've a lot of 'nothing' going on these days.

For my own benefit, it's a list of things I need to do, get or whatever:

1. Finish Crisis Core. This game is consuming me and depressing me. I need to finish it soon and stop prolonging the inevitable. Zack is dead. I've known this for 10 years now. I just need to say goo'day now. Also, Sephy already fell in the lifestream - what's the point of playing anymore?

2. Finish Patapon. The Great Znyx shall return soon.

3. Get my hands on blank dvds - I've some Monster to umm, secure. Also, back up music for myself and umm, secure for other people (TD5, Titi N. etc).

4. Forth coming albums I am supporting but will need to write down because I will forget - Illinois, Tokyo Police Club. And for sometime in the not immediate future - "The Good, The Bad and the Queen".

5. Draw the ideas floating around in my head. They're all wearing the same clothes, group shot, try to not let Bleach and FFVII influence your style too much. Hard to do but damn it, try.

6. Finish watching Jigoku Shoujo Futakomori.

7. Finish watching Mnemosyne no Musume-Tachi. It's bullshit but only 6 episodes. Keep up with it.

8. Keep up with xxxHolic and go crazy weekly when it's not subbed until 5 days later. Sorry Bughie J.

9. Finish watching X TV. Geez, I've been trying since 2003. Remember, they all die. You already know that, it's inevitable. Just watch the damned thing already. You can't save Sorata!

10. Keep bugging H1 to watch Naruto. H1, I just threw this in here to see if you're paying attention, also...to get you to watch Naruto. Need to keep with Naruto. The last one I watched was episode 47 I think.

11. Organize the Itunes Library - including volume adjustment on the Editors. Fix that. Get pictures, artist names. Listen to Death Note. Listen to Naruto. Listen to STP's later albums. Praise Scott Weiland for being crazy. Har Har.

12. Look into getting Mario Party for the Wii for cheap after Chrissy Lee's arrival is confirmed.

13. Check frequently for the Bleach OST 3.

14. Force myself to go to work on some Saturdays. Must psyche self up from now. Gotta do it. That or stay late on Fridays. That's sounding better in theory. Ugh. Gotta do something. Also, stop complaining. I'm fortunate. Things aren't as bad as I think.

15. Take Video of Boo-Head while he's "sleeping" and in general. High priority.

16. Finish Mushishi. I'll stop putting it off! Or so I say...

17. Make more lists. Or as H1 would say, stop making them. Ha.

18. Ignore Beetchie if she comments on this to add "get presents and/or give money to Beetchie" to the list.

19. Get some kind of xxxHolic paraphernalia. Yep. Curse yourself for not doing it in Japan and are now having a hell of a time trying to find some. Meh. A cellphone strap will do. Gotta outfit the PSP with something loveable and fitting.

Currently listening to: "Bewilderbeast" by Badly Drawn Boy.

The Gen, She Loves Me!



And I love him!!!!!!

Thank you!!!!!!

Currently listening to: "We All Got Our Runnings" by The Streets.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

April Fools, Adventures on the Street and Misadventures at the Train Station

H1 and I have walked past Rockefeller Center countless times and have often been forcefully mini-concerted upon.
There have been countless times that we cursed people out for sidestopping instead of sidewalking, 2 times we've walked the devil's path through throngs of 9 year old to 37 year olds screaming for a not yet legal Chris Brown, and we are currently dreading the sea of umbrellas that will assault our senses on a sunny day in June when Man Hands Rihanna plays (Frass, are you taking note?) - we can only hope she gets rained out much like NKOTB did yesterday.

NBC's Today Show played a trick on NYC on April Fool's Day by actually having a good band perform a mini-concert. We actually stopped for a while. I got a picture with camera eye and LO, which isn't as good:



See that bald head? Michael Stipe, people! R.E.M.! I've not R.E.M.'d in a decade and forgot just how good that is. They sounded amazing as expected. Memories…ahhh.

The first week of April proved rather eventful, in addition to an R.E.M. sighting.

We spotted an April Fool's joke - and it was plastered all over Grand Central Terminal, and surprisingly tied in quite nicely to this week's episode of South Park:



Also found in Grand Central 2 warm mornings later, was someone who apparently just got back from Montreal:



Those Canadians, they're really not my friends, buddy.

This week was also Scotland Week in NYC.

A cart half an hour late on a rainy Friday morning made for an empty stomach of sheep's stomach.



I at least got a picture of the damned cart that was giving out free haggis of which I had none.

But H1, thanks a lot for putting my name out there on a blog for all to see.

You are so not my pal.

Currently listening to: "Sing For The Submarine" by R.E.M.

Who Approved This?!



Damned Food Testers!

Currently listening to: "Stone Cold Crazy" by Queen. I love my random player sometimes.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Who Wanted To Be A Member of The Angeal or Genesis Fan Club Anyway?

I'm part of the Silver Elite.

Here's my first e-mail:

"The Scent of Silver Winds"

Dear Members of the Silver Elite:

In this update, we present another piece of Sephiroth trivia--the secrets to his beautiful long hair. The hair products he uses are of the highest grade, made and supplied by the Shinra Company. He seems to use one whole bottle of both shampoo and conditioner every time he washes his hair. They are scented with thirteen kinds of perfumes, including Rose and Vanilla. Apparently, the scent in the air after Sephiroth tosses his hair changes daily!


Freaks.

Sephiroth doesn't use product! His hotness is natural. Or Jenova infused. Whatever!

Currently listening to: whatever's playing in Crisis Core. Back to it.

Obsessions of Week(s): 3/12/08 - 03/28/08

Monster



Monster, one of the greatest anime I've seen in my short anime viewing lifetime

with my beloved, Dr. Tenma



"tomorrow will be a good day," but not without the trauma filling 73 episodes first. His face went from bright to what you see here... he made me really depressed sometimes. There was so much emotion captured in his animation, that it was brilliant.

My cutie, Dieter!



Hopeful and sweet - I always worried when Dieter was on the screen. Operation Impending Doom III commence (I know, wrong series but still!).

Grimmer



Where the eff was the Magnificent Steiner when you needed that ass?! Look at that smile... there'll be a picnic someday.

The Monster from "Monster"

What's not to like about it? It's cute! Look at how it scales walls! Har har.





and just kind of stands there.

And well, Johan



that is all I can and will say...(until I get to force this series upon the rest of you. TD5, you're next).

Currently listening to: "Crystal Ship" by X, from The X-Files Movie Soundtrack.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit. Hare Hare Hare.

It just occurred to me that maybe it's "here here here" or "hear hear hear" (this one doesn't really make sense) and that perhaps all these years I've been thinking and saying it incorrectly hence our not winning the lottery. I'll have to verify but until that time...

Here's to another failed month, then.

It's also April Fool's Day. This isn't a day we play tricks upon or get tricked upon by others since no one I know really cares about it except those Gmail/Google Conquerors of the Future World. Set your custom time to that, Gmail and embark on your journey out in space, Google.

H1 and I aren't worthy of being Virgles.

Here's H1's result:

Okay, let's just get this over with quickly, like ripping off a medical adhesive: you did not do well on this test. You are not, by all available evidence, well suited to be a Virgle Pioneer, or any sort space explorer, really, or for that matter, any profession which requires leaving behind your creature comforts, your nice warm bed, your lovely wardrobe, your gourmet meals, your high-end home theater, your friends and family -- oh man, what have we gotten ourselves into here? We're kind of freaking out ourselves, actually. Help! We changed our minds! We don't want to go! [Clicks heels.] There's no place like home! There's no place like home! There's no place like -- [ Long silence. ] Hello. Still there? We're sorry about that unpleasantness with our previous reviewer. We can assure you, you tested just fine and would make a fine Pioneer; all you have to do is submit your video here.

And mine,

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