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I was supposed to do an audio log, but..

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Mic Suxalot wouldn't cooperate.:x

I should let you guys know I'm alive and somewhat well before I fall asleep -- it's 3 a.m. and I've got some really smooth jazz playing in the background. I'm gonna keep this post short and simple.

Been kinda busy, what with my folks getting a puppy and all. Well, they got it a while ago, and it obviously needs a lot of attention. Also, a bunch of guitar practice and studying for exams.

Lots and lots of Magic: The Gathering.

Some manga; Vagabond volumes 1-12 in three damn days, Azumanga Daioh in its entirety, Yotsuba&! 9, Sgt. Frog vol. 21 (the last one according to many sources, but there are clear signs of the series continuing) and Detroit Metal City 9. Awesome stuff.

Video games every now and then! Got Shadows of the Damned, which is a SWEET game. The boss battles can get extremely frustrating, but the game is a must-have for any Suda fan. I've also been playing Portal 2, which rawks, and am thinking of finally starting L.A. Noire. Leaving all of my other unfinished games out of the equation until those three are finished. Well, all of 'em except for inFamous (the first one) and Star Ocean, which I really should finish since I'm so close to the end in both.:?

I took a break from fighting games, but I really need to get back to them before I get too rusty. Mainly BlazBlue, Tekken and Street Fighter. Kinda gave up on MvC3, now I play it just for fun.

Here's the dawg, now three months old, and my two fat cats. Just for your amusement.:P

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Yeah, the dog looks like a furry pig.

That's all for now! Just wanted to let you know that I'm still around (well, more like I returned, partially thanks to my buddy Vexx creating me a birthday thread I didn't have the heart to ignore :lol: ), checking your blogs and rating stuff.

So, how are ya folks?

My Heart.. Captivated.

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No, I haven't found true love.. Sniff. However, I shall not give up! :cry:

..Right.:lol: So, Capcom's Captivate 2011 event. Rockin'.

Asura's Wrath is just as epic and promising as last time, but with a hint of oraoraora mixed in. Good stuff.

Dragon's Dogma, as rumored since late 2010, was finally officially announced! Looks okay, but I'm not building hype for it just yet. We'll see -- it might turn out good. Maybe a bit of Lost Planet mixed with a tiny amount of Demon's Souls? I dunno.

Really relieved to see that Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition is coming to consoles after all! I'll gladly throw my money at Capcom for the new characters, balance tweaks (YES for Abel going down a bit and Dudley getting new EX moves) and mode improvements. I'll have a good reason to pick the game up again.

But the most important game of the event is obvious. Street Fighter x Tekken, no doubt about it. Now, I was hyped enough before this event, but all this newly released media and info just got my anticipation through the roof.:D Seeing Bob was a HUGE plus for me, and it seems like he's got a good portion of his Tekken combos intact. I'm not a fan of Marduk in Tekken games, but this time around he looks fantastic -- he's like BlazBlue's Tager and King of Fighters' Maxima put into one character, and it looks like he's not that similar to his 3D version. Definitely going to try him out. Now, to wait for Lars, Dhalsim and Rufus to be announced, as well as my dream matchup:

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Even better, I'd like to see them fight in the same team.8) Who needs Balrog? ..Other than a ton of tournament players due to the fact that he's at the very top of the tier lists.. Anyways, Ono said that the roster is going to be huge, and I'm gonna take him up on that. Then again, he's trolled us before, which is also why I "made" the following image.

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Be careful, or he just might get ya.

Other than that, it's been the usual for me. I've mostly been playing Demon's Souls, but I also started two MMORGPs on a whim: Spiral Knights, published by SEGA, and Forsaken World. Both are very recent and still not quite complete. Spiral Knights seems really shallow so far (left click to move, right to attack, no skills whatsoever), while Forsaken World is more of a WoW clone. I might also get back into MapleStory, with all these recent improvements -- I haven't played that game for 5 years now.:|

..Guess that's what boredom does to you. Keeping that in mind, I might actually apply for a few part-time jobs. I mean, my financial standing's fine and all, but I don't think I can handle the boredom for much longer..:lol:

Yeah, I think that's it for now. Just a little Captivate hype and all. Further impressions on the MMORPGs later. Possibly. If I don't get utterly bored of them.

Pro Tip: Beware of Giant Bats!

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No matter what game you're playing, that'll probably come in handy. Then again, usually giant bats are easily beatable. Unless you're playing Resident Evil 5 with an AI Sheva.:|

Acceptance is pretty cool. A lot of stuff has been accepted recently by various parties, and that feels kind of awesome.:D Like, if the past month of my life were an episode of Sesame Street, the word of the day would totally be acceptance. The shape (or color, depending on your preferences) of the day remains to be seen, but that's perfectly fine by me. I accept that, y'know. And it's all good.

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Phew, that's it for the late-night philosophy session. All in all, other than the occasional boredom, my life's good and relatively stress-free. Minor social link levelups aside, it's all pretty much the same as it was at the time of my last blog post. Games, books, comics, movies. I don't really watch a lot of anime, but a couple of series have kept me amused recently: Gintama, Yakitate Japan and Star Driver. The first two are cIassics that most of you have definitely heard of (so funny, yet surprisingly deep -- I can't believe I haven't gotten around to watch these series sooner), Star Driver is quite new. The final episode aired this weekend, and well, it was pretty much the most epic episode of any series ever. You should definitely watch it.. That is, unless you like clear plots and hate pretty boys and giant robots. It had.. some holes in the plot, but it was one of the best "stupider" (as in total opposite of Death Note) series I've seen. I haven't seen many, but enough to pick favorites. Kiraboshi, y'all.:P

Read Bryan Lee O'Malley's Lost at Sea. Pretty... pointless in terms of the story, but it was filled with.. points regarding.. stuff.:| Definitely not the kind of stuff you'd expect from the creator of Scott Pilgrim. Look it up, but be prepared for something else than comedy, fighting and video game references. Finished a few books of Finnish origin, very enjoyable and amusing. Also started Teacher Man by Frank McCourt. Good stuff.

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I know what you're thinking; "You can't possibly fit all this into that time!" Oh, I can, and that's not even all. I've also obviously been playing games. I've mostly been busy with Dragon Age: Origins. I've played it about 25 hours now, which is crazy when you take into account that I started playing it about a week ago. I'm so addicted to sidequests, I can't stop doing them!! :cry: I keep thinking that one more before going to sleep won't hurt, and before I know it, I'm completing the 7th one of the night. Hnnnng. What's more, I've played 25 hours of Hard Corps: Uprising, which came out on the European PSN Store about what, 2 weeks ago? To those of you who don't know, it's a prequel to Contra: Hard Corps. It's made by Arc System Works, also behind Guilty Gear, BlazBlue and Arcana Heart. It even features the same music composer and character designer, Daisuke Ishiwatari! :D Can't find a bigger fan of his on all of GS than me, I tell ya. So, I've been getting pretty mad scores. Always loved run-and-gun games like Metal Slug, and this one is all that to the 9th power.:lol: Sure, it's got some flaws, but it's this gen's best RnG for me. Also, been playing a bit of Yakuza 3 -- gotta get it over and done with before moving onto Yakuza 4.

Also been getting back into Marvel vs Capcom 3 and BlazBlue -- still accepting challenges, although I'm a bit rusty.:P

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That's all for now, I think. What a wall of text, now that I look at it..:| Tl;dr version: played a truckload of games, watched some anime, read a few books, went all sentimental for a sec. See ya!

It's Over! It's Time To Relax HARD!

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PAR-TAY!

The next couple of months will be entirely dedicated to comics, video games, good books and awesome movies. Awwww yeeeah.8) I'm finished with my finals (for now) and won't have to study until next June. MWAHAHA!! They went pretty well, too. I sure am glad I isolated myself from not only the real world, but the Internet as well for a couple of months to do nohing but study.

Went out to celebrate yesterday. 'Twas pretty.. Weird. Pizza for breakfast, kebab for dinner and a hamburger the size of your head for a midnight snack. I haven't eaten that much in like, 6 months.. IN TOTAL.:| Bought a metric ton of manga (Battle Angel Alita mostly), Mass Effect 2 for PS3, The Ultimates (Marvel) and a couple of books. Went out to see Rango and Black Swan, both of which rocked hard (Black Swan is an absolute masterpiece, yo). Well, other than the fact that Rango was disturbingly predictable story-wise. Still fun, though.:P Gonna go see Sucker Punch the day it hits Europe -- that movie's gonna be a MAJOR nerdgasm! :D

So, now I'm able to accept every darn invitation you throw at me. My friends have been calling me boring throughout my studying spree due to never hanging out with 'em, but now that shall change. Video games, beer, movies, whatever.:lol: Up for an online fight or two pretty much anytime for a while.

..So yeah, basically I'm shouting out that I'm an absolute NEET for a couple of months from now. Well, not absolute, still got a bit of schoolwork to do, possibly get a part-time job if I in some really, really weird way get bored of doing nothing useful, but whatever. Now, to complete inFamous, 3D Dot Game Heroes, Star Ocean The Last Hope, Yakuza 3, LittleBigPlanet2, Dragon Age Origins, Metal Gear Solid 4, BioShock 2, Dante's Inferno and of course, Mass Effect 2. Along with 5 PSN titles.

...:|

It's Been a Loooong Time.

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What's up, everyone? This is a (very) brief blog post, just to "update my status," as you young'uns say.

Still extremely busy studying for my A-levels and finals. I'll be free in about one and a half months from now. I might actually start being active around here then!

I've been buying lots of games lately despite not having the time to play 'em. BioShock2, Dante's Inferno, Dead Space 2, Yakuza 3, LittleBigPlanet 2.. Got GT5 and a truckload of PSN titles as well. I'm also getting Stacking, About a Blob and Explodemon on PSN today. Maybe EA Sports MMA too, as a friend of mine is pressuring me to get it.. I guess I'll just do a massive game marathon when my trials are finally over on the last week of March.

Still getting MvC3 on day one (which, in Europe, was moved to Feb 18th.. Damn you, Capcom and European rating federations!) and use one weekend to only hone my MvC skills. Gotta kick back and relax every once in a while, right? Can't wait. Sadly, most of you'll get a 3-day headstart... Gah. I'm happy to see Hsien-Ko, one of my two DS mains return!

So, French-Bread announced their first HD fighter, UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH. I'm extremely hyped for it and it looks pretty, but.. what's with the name? It's like the devs just looked up 4 random words from a dictionary.

I'll try it:

PASTRY CHOPPER BLUISH SYMPHONY

...Wow. That actually sounds cool for some reason. Hmmm. More people should name their games like this. What did you get?

Aaaanyways, guess I'm off now. See you online when MvC3 hits! Until then,

drink up, yo.

Still Alive, And So Is My Shaggy Beard! Legendary Pokemon Getting Dumber Names!?

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I am the Shaggy Beard Man, after all.

Well, my PC got utterly demolished, so I won't be able to come here often, not even to check your blogs! D: Plus, my exam week will continue for another week, meaning my next update will be around EEEHHH THREEE!!

Been playing a lot of games lately, though.:P Rediscovered my love for the PS2, started P4 (my 5th run already!), Zone of the Enders 2 and Odin Sphere. ZoE2 made me hunger for even more mech madness, so I started Armored Core for Answer to build up hype for ZoE3, AC5 and ACE R.:P Also, started my second playthrough of Demon's Souls and some Item Worlding in Disgaea 3. What's more, a very generous friend of mine is actually lending me 3D Dot Game Heroes! A nice bunch of games, I'd say, three of which are from the awesome From Software! Gawd, I play too much. x.x

Checked the official Pokemon site lately, by the way? :o They're.. really running out of names. The legendaries of B&W are called Zekrom and Reshiram.:| They kinda look like Palkia, Arceus and Lugia had a common pup. Ewwwww.

Anyways, I'm kinda in a hurry, just wanted to give ya an update on stuff.:) I'll try to be around, but sorry in advance for not checking up on everyone. And, for potential typos. D: Bye!

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PS. Watched Black Dynamite, and it was probably the best movie I've seen in a couple of years! Check it out, it'll crack you up! :lol:

So Pretty! Wait, What Is!? The Duck Organs, DUH!

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Hello all. Again, a small period of inactivity. Been busy with schoolwork, see. Actually, I'm kinda enjoying it! :o I mean, reading poetry, writing essays of subjects I'm interested in, going all Phoenix Wright and getting an A in the argumentation course.. Plus, there's the video project about my 'life.':P It's going great.

How are you? I hear there's a heat wave going around the globe. Everyone enjoying it peacefully?

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I kid, I kid. That happened a week ago.:P Seriously, it was hailing, honest! And now? Well, it's really, really hot, with a refreshing, occasional breeze blowing every now and then. Actually, you know what? I think I'm going outside! :shock:

But before that, I wanna update you on what's up. Gamingwise, mainly. Well, I actually started playing The Last Guy again (played it last when the Trophy update came), and been progressing through it slowly but surely.:D Now, don't give me that look. It's really hard, you know! Been also playing a bit of Dead Space and F.E.A.R.2 a couple of friends borrowed me, and to stick with the zombie/ghost theme, I'm also playing Dementium II! :) Really enjoyable games, all of 'em -- F.E.A.R.2 could be a bit scarier, though. At least I won't get bored!

Of course, I've been playing SSFIV as well. I've gottan a lot better with the SSFIV Dudley since my last post! If anyone wants proof, I'll create the room.:lol: I'm also probably gonna go to a friend's place tomorrow, mainly to play fighting games (although GGXX#Reload has ancient mechanics x_x'), and perhaps Bomberman and such as well.

Watched Vexille yesterday. It's from the makers of Appleseed, and it shows in both the CGI and the storyline. Lots of mech action goodnes, recommended to anyone who's into the stuff.:) Hyped up for El Shaddai, it's looking pretty good! Although, Lucifer is just a fruity Travis Touchdown. .__.

Lastly, some info! Anyone checked the official Pokemon site lately? It just updated with a buncha stuff, like the new starters! :shock: Tsutaja, Pokabu and Mijumaru, they're called. Running out of ideas, I see..:lol:

Anyways, going out now. I'll check your blogs over the weekend. Also, GASOLINE! :D If you've got a good computer and Steam, go download your free Portal -- only available till the 24th! ;)

I Stole Napoleon's Pancakes! RUN FOR IT! But Please Don't Overdo It!

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How's stuff, people!? I thought it might be a good time for another update, or I'll forget all about GS again. Pre-emptive actions for le victory!

So, I went and got Super Street Fighter IV last Friday. The official Finnish release isn't until Wednesday (that starts in.. about 28 minutes), but I got it from 'under the desk', haha.:P So, I'm one of the select few Scandinavian people who've been able to enjoy the game for a bit longer. I picked Dudley as my secondary, as expected. He was one of the characters I used in 3S, but he's changed so much it actually took the weekend to get his stuff down. Now, I've used him twice as much as I've used my actual main character, Dhalsim! :shock: My other character, Dan, I've used in about 10% of my matches.. ._. But, I've still got the touch, and I've managed to totally pwn a few friends with him.:P

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..He's like FMA's Armstrong, but more refined.:P Anyways, I've got a rant as well. One of the reasons I gave up on the original SFIV was the GOD-AWFUL online community. I thought it'd be fixed by now, at least a BIT with the character additions and tweaks, but it's actually almost as bad as it was before. Zangiefs, spamming Akumas, flowchart Kens all over the place. One match out of three is with an actually SKILLED person! To any potential representers of such annoying little ****ers, ****** off my **** *** game, *****!! :x I'm trying to ENJOY it here! After encountering 8 or 9 spammers (most of whom I beat after a horribly boring match), I wanted to slice my wrists with a comb. Fun fact: plastic teeth don't cut through anything.

At least the online matches with buddies like Vexxy, Osk, Devilscry, Mikko and Bacon have been great. Looking forward to more of that goodness! Next time I'll have to get my Dhalsim and Dan ready instead of just using Dudley. =^_^= If anyone else has a copy of the game on PS3, just give me a shout, I'll gladly fight ya. Please?

I also saw Kick-Ass last Saturday. I was honestly expecting Superbad in wetsuits, but I was wrong. When I saw that 11-year-old girl cut off limbs, I began wondering if I was in the right hall. O_O Anyways, despite being caught off guard with the unexpected darkness and goriness of the movie, I enjoyed it. I've yet to read the original comic, but I'll do that as soon as I have the time. It gave me some great laughs, but it was a bit more focused on the usual vengeance plot. I'd recommend it! :)

..Anyways, gotta study a bit for my philosophy quiz. I'll come online and check out blogs and boards once I get home tomorrow. All righty then, I'm off! FWOOOOSH!!

PS: It SNOWED today! D:

BlazBlue Continuum Shift Hype: Two (More) New Characters! Plus, Bored..

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So, I read the info on this week's Furage (Flying Get, a Japanese gaming news mag), and in it, Aksys shared new info on BBCS; namely, two new characters!

Along with Tsubaki, Myu and Hazama, BBCS will be the first appearance for Platina the Trinity, a girl with a split personality who seems to be Ragna's enemy, and Torakaka, a Kaka warrior who serves as Rachel's butler. The mag didn't share any screens or art, unfortunately.. x_x I was kinda hoping for Jubei, but Torakaka seems cool enough.

Well, how are ya? I'm completely assignment free today, but boredom's hit me. What to do!? I'm a few pennies short of affording AfterBurner, too. Dangit. Beat City (which, by the way, is a Finnish game! Check my last blog for info on it) and Squishy Tank are more like 10-minute bursts of fun, but nothing more. I'm doing a second run of Disgaea 3, but it gets rather boring after a level or two.

..I think I'll just chill on GS a bit, then. Check your blogs and such, now that I have the time.:P

No funny pics this time, though.:|