Man oh man, for the longest while I thought I had nothing to blog about...and here, all of a sudden, I feel like blogging again! :D
This time I won't force anyone to read through everything, instead I'll provide a handy-dandy contents list and you can read what you want. XD
-School updates n' stuff
-Tenacious D Addiction
-iPod Touch, or, the New Gadget That Completely Changed My Life (okay, not entirely XD)
-Movie Buyout Extravaganza
-Xbox 360 Gaming - The Orange Box, Brutal Legend, Left 4 Dead, and more!
-Upcoming Games I Seriously Want
-The New Lady in My Life
And So It Begins..
I. School updates n' stuff
So here I am now, about a month into my Spring 2010 term done. Right now I'm just taking more math, more Spanish, more English, and more ROTC. Opened up my schedule a bit to better balance out time between studying and playing games and such. Also, I got an on-campus job: as a dishwasher! I'm probably the only one who could ever be excited to be a dishwasher. Also also, this is my first real job ever, so I have to be excited anyway. XD
I wish I could say more about school, but it's really the same-old, same-old! And I'm still lovin' it!
II. Tenacious D Addiction
The title speaks for itself. I'm totally addicted to Tenacious D. It all started back in early December when my buddy suggested I pick up "Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny." I had no idea that Tenacious D was actually the greatest band in the world in disguise, all I knew that Jack Black was involved and that was all I needed. You can thank Brutal Legend for my Jack Black addiction. Anyway, so I watched the Pick of Destiny movie, and my addiction spiraled up from there. I was, to put it simply, hooked. From there, I picked up Tenacious D's first album and probably listened to the whole thing two or three times over that night. I was blown away. School comes around again in early February, and my girlfriend (new one!) proceeds to get me the Deluxe Edition of the Pick of Destiny album, which, awesomely enough, includes a replica Pick of Destiny. I now carry that thing in my pocket everywhere I go. Eh, why not, right? And finally, I recently got myself both of the Complete Masterworks DVDs. I've only got around to watching a couple of the TV show episodes, but this pretty much solidifies my fandom for the D. Can't wait until they come out with their third album this year...allegedly...lol
III. iPod Touch, or, the New Gadget That Completely Changed My Life (okay, not entirely XD)
You read the title correctly. I got myself a glorious iPod Touch, 32GB. I adore this thing. Maybe because I'm such a gadget freak, I dunno. I've already managed to fill half the space with the music and digital-copy movies I have, and every day I can't get enough of it. Now, if Joystiq came out with an app of their own, then it would be perfect, lol. I miss my PSP, but my iPod has far much more space on it for music. Also, movies and apps. Hooray. heh
IV. Movie Buyout Extravaganza
I've bought a ton (seriously, a ton) of new and used movies lately, so I'll provide a list of them with my thoughts attached. This list may possibly see some edits every now and then, what with me trying to remember each and every single new movie I got. Here we go~
-Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny - One of my favorite movies ever, heh
-Tenacious D: The Complete Master Works 1/2 - Haven't watched most of it, but I love 'em already
-Halo Legends 2-disc Special Edition - Haven't watched it yet (SHOCKING, I KNOW)
-Jackass Number Two unrated - ...lol. XD this is too sickeningly funny
-Resident Evil Degeneration - Haven't watched it yet
-Zombieland - Quality movie. Very, very funny. Very entertaining to watch. Bill Murray.
-Shaun of the Dead - Another quality movie. :D
-Friday the 13th (the reboot) - Haven't watched it yet
-Doom Unrated Extended - Haven't watched it yet. Was completely unaware that New Dr. McCoy (Karl Urban) has a major role in this movie. I'm so excited to watch it now, lol
-Conan the Barbarian/Destroyer - Haven't watched either yet.
-The Best of the Super Mario Bros. Super Show - Lol, childhood. Sad that it doesn't include any of the live-action sequences.
-Galaxy Quest Deluxe Edition - Finally found it on DVD! Hilarious and hilarious.
-Blades of Glory - Three bucks well spent. Very well spent.
-Reno 911: Miami Unrated - Funny in a Jackass kind of way. lol
-School of Rock - Got this because of my Jack Black addiction. Not regretting this one bit.
-Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus - I'm not kidding. 2009's worst movie, and I got it to see how bad it really is. Haven't seen it yet.
-Princess of Mars - The Asylum's take on my favorite book. It's decent, and it holds me over until Pixar gets their butts in gear for the REAL John Carter of Mars movie.
-Family Guy: Something, Something, Something Dark Side - OH DEAR. Much funnier than the first Family Guy Star Wars episode!!!
-Monty Python's The Meaning of Life HD DVD - Why HD DVD? Because I still have a working HD DVD player and no Blu-ray player and I got the movie for sixty-three cents, that's why. XD
-Tales from the Crypt Presents: Ritual - The abandoned third movie of the Tales from the Crypt franchise. It's...decent.
-Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince special edition - This is the Target-exclusive awesome-case edition. Amazing stuff all around.
-Jurassic Park/The Lost World Deluxe Edition - There was no way I was gonna pass this up. Widescreen Collector's Editions of Jurassic Park and The Lost World, both of their soundtracks, production photos, film cells, etc. for - wait for it - $25. Amazing deal if you ask me.
I think that's it. Seriously. XD
V. Xbox 360 Gaming - The Orange Box, Brutal Legend, Left 4 Dead, and more!
Most of the games I play are on the Xbox 360 these days...and my iPod I suppose...I think I'll do another list, heh.
-Brutal Legend - Played it, beat it, loved every minute of it. The reason behind my Jack Black/Tenacious D addiction.
-Left 4 Dead - This game, and its sequel, are games I could play over and over again and possibly not get bored.
-Halo - Working on getting my Halo 3 rank up to Field Major. Because I can, that's why. heh. Also, I'd really appreciate any help in getting two Vidmaster Achievements in ODST, Endure and Deja Vu! I almost got Deja Vu once but one of the players decided to bail 3/4ths of the way through.
-The Orange Box - I plunked the cash down for it and WOW was it a good deal. I absolutely adore Portal, I'm speechless about it. I think Half-Life 2 is a great game, and I can understand that at the time how it was regarded as "zomg best game evar," but I'm not quite so willing to go that far. Can't wait to try Team Fortress 2.
-Star Trek Legacy - I finally, FINALLY, got around to beating it. The fan service that made the game satisfies me greatly.
-New Super Mario Bros. - Wait, what? This isn't an Xbox 360 game!! Well...it was the video game I got for Christmas and just had to mention it. My family got itself a new Wii to replace the old one (angry comments below), and they got me NSMBW to play. Ahh, gaming bliss~
My Xbox 360 is currently at home, because my parents felt I'd have an easier time managing college without it. Well, here I am now, managing the heck out of school, and I really miss my video games, heh. Also, about the Wii. The old, broken one mysteriously vanished (meaning I think my older sister is hiding it somewhere until the basement gets cleaned), and my family bought a new one just for the heck of it. I don't think the old Wii was simply thrown out, because the GameCube vanished as well. Hrg...anyway, I'm hoping to get my Xbox back soon.
VI. Upcoming Games I Seriously Want
More list time!
-Halo: Reach - OHMYGAWD I MUST HAVE THIS AND I MUST HAVE THIS NOW. XD
-The Force Unleashed II - I'm figuring out how where this would fit in Starkiller's timeline, but I'm still excited nonetheless.
-Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 - ... DO WANT AND DO WANT NOW. Especially if the voice cast returns, which seems likely based on that teaser trailer...
-Dead Rising 2 - Ehehee, more zombie slaughter please!
-Duke Nukem Forever - No, I'm not kidding. Yes, I know it'll never come out. But I still want it. XD
-Duke Nukem: Critical Mass - Okay, this was supposed to have come out months ago - the website still claims a release date of Fall 2009! Well, where is it and when can I play it? Heh.
-Metroid: Other M - I'm more excited about this than I have been before. The dual First-Person Shooter / Third-Person Adventure shenanigans look like they'll flow together well.
-Super Mario Galaxy 2 - Well, if you scroll down enough, you'll see how much I enjoyed the first Super Mario Galaxy. Nintendo, let's see you make it happen again!
-New Zelda Wii - It's new, it's Zelda, and I'm gonna buy it. 'Nuff said.
VII. The New Lady in My Life
Mhmm. New girlfriend. Well, new as in, new one day after I made my previous blog post. (End of November). We've been dating ever since and I simply adore her. She's also prone to buying me a lot of things - namely, the Harry Potter 6 deluxe edition I mentioned above, the Deluxe Edition Tenacious D Pick of Destiny album, even a 2009 USS Enterprise toy. Yeah, she spoils me a lot, but only because she says she adores me as well. I believe it. XD
Life's good to me. That's all for now. ^^