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This week’s phone wallpapers

October 21, 2013 1 comment

Just a little something extra I’m trying out for fun.  These are the wallpapers I’ve chosen for my phone.  I like to keep things fresh and switch up the imagery on a daily basis.  And to be honest, I don’t just use anime/manga related pics; I tend to use naked ladies as well.  But you’ll never see those pictures.  So here, enjoy these various images that I’ve gathered from across the internet or from artbooks. Read more…

Sword Art Online episode 1: The Gaming Experience of a Lifetime

August 27, 2013 4 comments

“In 2022, humanity has finally created a complete virtual environment.”

This is how our story begins, celebrating the triumph that I’m sure would be the wet dream of many a MMORPG player: a completely realistic, all immersive world played via a virtual reality machine dubbed the NerveGear. At first glance, this is quite reminiscent of the .Hack stories of the early 2000s. The NerveGear even reminded me of the Animus used to explore minds and memories in the Assassins’ Creed series. See, this is going to be a completely harmless adventure… Read more…

Check-in Station: BTOOOM! eps1-5 (Island of the Jackasses)

January 17, 2013 Leave a comment

In an age where it seems everyone is hypersensitive and has an opinion on everything regardless of experience or knowledge, I was a little skeptical about picking up BTOOOM!  For one, I’ve seen/read enough Battle Royale and anything that its spawned to no longer be entertained or excited by the mere concept of people killing each other for sport and spectator entertainment.  Plus, I don’t really care to see/hear anyone’s new interpretation of how video games turn people into psychos, killing machines, outcasts or jackasses.  It’s old hat to me.  Sort of like when a show does a “Gladiator” episode.  You should know what I’m talking about.  The hero(s) are transported to an alien world/planet where they’re apparently enslaved and must fight their way not only towards survival, but towards making that world a better place.  Superman’s done it in just about everything he’s been in.  Hulk is famous for it.  The Justice League cartoon milked that idea to death.  It’s come up in a few anime, but the actual names slip my mind.  I wouldn’t be surprised if My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has an episode in the works!  Anyway, this blog post is not about that trend, but the one of having people kill each other for sport.  It’s a tune that’s been played to death.  But I suppose if something was enjoyed once, it can be enjoyed again with enough time to get over your initial exhaustion over it.  I’m thinking that that may be the case with BTOOOM!  Ugh… I am getting tired of typing that silly name though. Read more…

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