Lately, I've tended to avoid making long walls of text in public places these days.. But hearing the news, I thought It was time to put my thoughts out there. On July 11th, 2015, Nintendo's CEO Satoru Iwata passed away due to complications from a bile duct infection. Iwata was an iconic figure in Nintendo's community, joining Nintendo's HAL labrotory in 1989 as a programmer, he helped produce many of the company's work, such as Balloon Fighter, and Earthbound, before becoming a Director in 2002,
So I've started a project in the hopes that it'll get me writing again. Basically I'm writing out the first Metroid Prime as a narrative in an attempt to get better at scenery and stuff like that. I plan to just go through the game from Samus' perspective and see where it goes. I don't think it's something I'll be posting anywhere but if anyone is morbidly curious enough then let me know and I'll link you to the Google Doc. With any luck I may get my writing back on track. Anyways, that's all I
Well, the StarFox Zero announcement came out yesterday and I started my blog this morning! Time to abuse the system. So anyway, I don't know much about it because I don't watch E3 (for many, many reasons.) But from what I gathered on it from the people here, this may be my excuse to buy a Wii U. I love how Fox looks and that all-range mode is back. So, that kills my hopes for making a StarFox fan game for the next few years. But I actually don't care, I'm just glad one of my favorite game seri
1. I decide what goes into my story. 2. Certain shows, video games, settings and ideas that I enjoy get added to the story. 3. Everything that I do not like gets left out! 4. All unwanted ideas are left out! No exceptions!!! 5. Anything I desire gets added in whenever I want. 6. Everything is arranged how I like them. 7. Nothing changes unless I say it does. 8. All characters should be added exactly how they are with the exception of a few small extra traits that do not change them. 9. All unwan
So the past few weeks have been pretty freaking nuts, and before that there was the Zelda Symphony that I never talked about so we have some ground to cover. Grab a snack. So just over a month ago I had the chance to take 3 of my best friends to Atlanta to see The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses preform. Amazing does not begin to describe hearing a full orchestra and choir play some of my favorite music ever. I was humming passionately, slapping my knees, and fake conducting along wit
I just don't. Like I've gotten into this vibe where its "I TURN ON COLD I WILL NO MONEY!" I have no clue about anyone else but I prefer opening the window and getting that cool air breezy freeze. Sure there are toxins in the air, what they gon do? Got to love that early Summer heat wave. Wake up one morning thinking you need jeans and BAM 9:30 hits and you are regretting every life decision you made. Pants are for squares ... like pants.
SaaS, or "Software as a Service" is a trend in software companies to provide unlimited access to their product(s) for a recurring fee rather than a larger upfront costs for a standard perpetual license. Perhaps the most famous examples are Microsoft's Office 365 and Adobe's Creative Cloud. Sample Library developer EastWest, makers of the EWQL series of sample libraries, has now jumped on this bandwagon. It's tempting, I must admit. I could plug so many holes in my soundset right now if I signed-
Title says it all really. This Thursday I'll be going to see the Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses in Atlanta, Georgia. "Excited" barely begins to explain how much I'm ready for this. I'm taking three of my best friends and my only regret is that my Pocket German can't also be with us but it is what it is. I'm not sure if any of y'all will be in the area but if you are and you want to throw rocks at a large hairy man feel free to drop me a message and we'll do a thing or something. Just don't hit
My report card has just arrived and lo and behold, I have failed two classes. Two, and I'm the only member of my family to fail even one. We're in the last marking period before the Summer break, and I have to pull my s--t together: or else...
So, in my high school, we are in the last marking period (a part of the year between two dates in which students' grades are sent home and set in stone), and so far I am failing two classes. I have four more full weeks before grades are sent home one last time. That is the amount of time I have to shape myself up or else completely fail my sophomore year. But... I don't know if I can do it. And let's not forget my family! Oh, no, not at all. Not one person in the family has ever flunked any clas
SF-O is now running on the IPS4 platform. IPS4 brings a modern, responsive, design as well as a bunch of new features, such as at mentions (IE @ROB64 ). This also marks the beginning of SF-O.net 4.0. SF-O.net 1.0 was the old phpBB days, then we went to SMF and Wordpress with SF-O.net 2.0. SF-O 3.0 was IPB and Wordpress, 3.5 was complete IPB. SF-O.net 4.0 will be the first complete content rebuild since the original wordpress site was designed by @Mr. Krystal. My goal with this update will be to
So Mercedes finished 1-2 again. I didn't get to watch the entire race like I expected, but from what I was able to watch, Mercedes started pulling away from lap 2 on. Ferrari and Williams were both able to overcome slightly disappointing qualifying sessions and finish the race 3-4 and 5-6 respectively. The time differentials at the end of the race had me thinking the race was competitive towards the end, but i'll get to that in a bit. The finishing positions were are follows: LEWIS HAMILTON MERC
I have no idea when this happened, but apparently the Chinese Grand Prix got bumped up to this upcoming weekend, which means that the Bahrain GP will now be the 4th race of the season instead of the third, and that teams will only have less than a complete week to fine tune vehicles for Bahrain. Not sure if I like the thought of that. But that said, the Chinese Grand Prix will be exciting to watch for those of you who can, it usually is anyways. It features a good mix of slow and fast/wide turns
Before listing the finishing positions, I just want to say I should probably predict Mercedes dominate more often. Perhaps it will make the season more interesting, which is exactly what this race did. I'm genuinly upset that I did not get to watch this race, because from what I heard it was truly exciting to watch. Lots of passing, lots of over and under achievers throughout the field and just overall a great race.
One of the news stories that was going around the week prior to the practice
Bored as shit, since my friends are A) all out in Malibu/Maui/Ocean City/Fargo on vacation, B) our beach house in the Outer Banks is rented out through Doomsday, and C) it's too fucking cold to do anything in this godforsaken town.
Well here we are again a couple weeks later, and I've come to a realization. I will not be able to watch the Malaysian Grand Prix, due to the time zone difference. But not all is lost, I can still talk about what the track offers in terms of the challenge and there is a bit of good news about one of the teams that is floating around. So let's get to it.
First and foremost, the track favors teams with stronger engines because of the long straightaways and very wide track surface. This makes fo
I find myself just sitting around wanting to just chat with people much more often these days. On that note, anyone want to add me on Skype? I doubt I'll be engaging on any level and I'm never the one to initiate the conversation but still. Skype name is cavemonkynick. IM me.
The Australian GP is now in the past, and I quite frankly don't have words for what could be considered one of the worst races I have watched in years...
I really hope we don't get the same trend as last season, Mercedes blows everyone out of the water unless their cars fail on them. I've come to accept that they will be dominating for a few years, but this is absolutely ridiculous. There's dominance, and then there is just flat out no contest. Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are both excelle
It's that time of year again, after what could be considered one of the most disappointingly boring, "bad for TV" type seasons of all time this past season, for F1 to make its return. I think it goes without saying that viewers are coming into this season expecting more of the same old, teams X, Y, and Z dominate, with everyone else barely scrapping along week to week. But I'm here not to hype up what realistically will be another "meh" season, but instead I will come in with the intention of pa
DISCLAIMER: I do NOT condone giving money to street/subway performers. The small section where I talk about it a bit is only to get my point across.
You know those people, the ones who barge in on your late morning or early afternoon commute, and generally put on display what could only be described as a cringe-worthy performance leaving you to wonder what horrible thing you did to deserve having to sit through it all.
Sometimes you get lucky, and you are provided with decent quality enter
So this is the blog section huh? I like it! So why'd it take me so long to post in here you might be thinking? Well, to put it simply, I was over-thinking things about what topics to write about and whatnot, causing me to become paranoid over whether or not people are gonna even read it if they don't care about the topic of discussion. I didn't want to become the crazy guy talking to himself. But I've come to the conclusion that it's ok, because basically everyone else is too for the most part,