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My Top 5 Animes

This is a tough list for me. There are just so many great animes out there that I love, but I'm going to try and narrow it down to five. Agree or disagree, this is what I think.

5. Trigun

The humor in this series is great. I love how the main character Vash jokes around while people are trying to kill him, and his skill with a gun is impressive to say the least. I admire how Vash can keep his resolve to not kill anyone, but yet still win so many fights using his supreme marksmanship. But my main reason for liking this series some much isn't because of the main character, but instead it's because of one of the supporting characters. Enter Nicolas D. Wolfwold. Wolfwold is a priest who smokes, caries a portable confessional, likes to swear, and has a large iron cross filled with no less than 6 to 8 hand guns, a machine gun, and a rocket launcher. Yup, he's one kick ass priest.

4. Cowboy Beebop

Cowboy Beebop is the story of a rag tag group of bounty hunters who are just trying to make ends meet. On the surface it might look like any other space anime, but this one just has a sense of style that many others are lacking. One of the things that I love about this show is that each episode fetchers a different style of music, from heavy metal to jazz to the blues, it just adds so much more to it. Add to this a great cast and you have one of the most stand out animes ever made.

3. Naruto

You all probably know about Naruto and what it's about. The thing that I like most about Naruto are the fights. Each and every fight is amazing and some how feels different than the others, and some how week after week the creators find a way to top the last fight. To top it all off, the main character, Naruto, is easy to relate to and you find your self really becoming attached to him so you care about what happens next, and that alone will keep you coming back for more and more action.

2. Gungrave

Right from the start I want to say that this anime is nothing like the crappy PS2 shooter that was based off of it. Ok, now that that is out of the way I just want to say that this is one the best written stories I have ever seen in an anime. It is really emotional and you care about the characters. The first episode will confuse some people but stick around and watch the rest, just when you think you can tell what the whole series is going to be like it throws you a huge curve ball that left me in shock. I really can't do this anime justice by talking about it, just watch it.

1. Full Metal Alchemist

This isby far the best anime I have ever seen. the twist and turns the story takes before reaching its conclusion are amazing. The one and only complaint I can possibly think of would be that the ending leaves you hanging and wanting more. Yet again, if you haven't seen this one yet go out and get it today, even if you have to down load it.

Well that's all of my faviort animes, please feel free to tell me about your own personal favorits (I'm allways looking for something new to watch).

count down to red light + my new job

So yah, I just got a new job at game spot a few weeks ago (a life long dream of mien) and it's been great :D. I love the employee discount I get and it's been one of the funnest jobs I've ever had. Also it enabled me to be able to purchase a 360 that I've been wanting for a while. Now it's just a matter of time until I get the red rings of death or something else manages to go wrong with it. Well heres hoping that I at least get to play though Mass Effect before that happens (knock on wood).

Top 5 games I Hated, But Ended Up Loving

Most of us at one time or another have had at least one game that we hated for one reason or another. Maybe it was because you were a fanboy of one system, or maybe it was just because of all the hype you constantly hearing. But once you set down and actually gave the game a chance you ended up loving it despite your previous disposition towards it. This is a list of the top 5 games that I hated for one reason or another, but came to love after trying them out.

5. Brain Age

This game just didn't sound the lest bit fun to me. Why would I want to pay money for a game that forced me to do math? I could all ready do all the math I wanted to at school, and I could do it for free to. But one day my friend challenged me to at least see what my brain age was. So I humored him and tried it out. Well, when I was done he promptly made fun of me for having a worse brain age than him (some friend he was). I had previously prided my self by thinking that I was smarter than him, so the next day I went out and bought Brain Age, and we've been competing ever since.

4. Animal Crossing

Yah, so when this game came out I criticized Nintendo for trying to copy "The Sims". The entire primes of going around and doing every day things in a video game just sounded lame to me. If I wanted to go fishing or talk to people I could just do it in real life. Why should I pay 50 bucks for a game like that. Truth be told, I didn't give this series a chance until it came out on the DS. Once again one of my friends told me to just try it out, and I ended up getting hooked on fishing and trying to catch bugs so my museum would be better than his.

3. Guitar Hero

I've never been a fan of music/ rhythm games in the past. I had seen DDR in arcades and at parties, but it looked stupid and I sucked at it any ways. So when Guitar Hero came out I didn't even give it a second glance. I had seen it at Best Buy, and the "guitar" looked like a little child's toy and the people looked even more ridicules. But by and by it was at a party I went to and most every one around seemed to be having a lot of fun with it. There were even songs I heard that I loved (a first for a rhythm game for me). So when no one was looking I picked up the guitar and started playing "Smoke on the Water" and immediately I could tell why every one loved this game. 

2. Halo

I hate FPSs, and it's been that way since I first tried Golden Eye. So when I first heard people ranting about some game called Halo, I could of cared less about what they were talking about. After all I had Metroid Prime, and that was FPS enough for me. But on one day, I was stuck at friends house waiting for him to get back home from some appointment, and the only system they had was a X-Box. To top it off the only games they had were GTA: Vice City and Halo. I had Vice City for the PS2 so I sat down and put in Halo (fully expecting to be disappointed). The first level was long and boring. I got lost several times and was about ready to quite. But buy the time I got in the Wort Hog in the second level, I was addicted. Oh and when I first ran into the flood, I knew why every one considered this one of the best games of all time.

1. Gears of War

I was pissed last year! Here I had spent more than 26 hours waiting in line to buy a Wii and no one seemed to care. All they talked about was some new game they called GoW. Now I think that that putting a chainsaw on a gun is cool and all, but come on we're talking about the new Zelda here! Why wern't people hyped about it? It all came to a boiling point for me when Gears of War got "Game of the Year", and Zelda was all but ignored. I swore that I would never want to play it, and it was probably just like every other mindless shooter out there. Well I was wrong. As you could guess, one of my good friends had to bring it over and forced me to play it. He killed me a few times in multi player and he could see that I was less than impressed. So we started to play a co-op game thought the main campaign. I don't know at what point it happened, but I started to lose track of time. After 7 or 8 hours of playing we finally beat the game, and I had fallen in love with it.

And there you have it, the top five games I swore I would hate, but ended up loving.




Animal Crossing:WW Friend Codes

Well I just started playing Animal Crossing again and I wanted to know if any of you would be willing to share friend codes with me. Mine is 3995-3313-6909 and my town name is Dirtown (Yah I know that name sucks >_>). Well thanks.

Icey Hot Cream

Hey guys! It's been a long time. So yah, the other day something really funny happened. My roommate was complaining that his legs were hurting or something, and he was looking for some way to sooth the pain. Well he ended up finding some icy hot cream and ran to the bathroom to apply it. Well not too long after words I heard a scream followed by some moaning coming from there. It turns out that he had rubbed the cream on the inside of his legs and it got all over his balls and started to freeze them then burn them. And me being the great friend I am couldn't help but laugh at his self inflicted pain. :)


I know that we can get bigger avatars now, but where is every one getting these from. I've seen some really awesome ones, and I want a share of the goodness. Could some please help me?!
If you had a link to a site that would be great.

My Top 10 Best Video Game Side Kickes

Side kicks, most every hero has one. The person who is all most all ways doomed to stay in their leaders shadow. This is a list honoring those people.

10.Otacon (Metal Gear Solid)

9.Rush (Mega Man 6)

8.Clank (Ratchet and Clank)

7.Tails (Sonic the Hedgehog 2)

6.Snot (Earthworm Jim 2)

5.Luigi (Mario Bros.)

4.Pikmin (Pikmin)

3.Daxter (Jak and Daxter)

2.Zero (Mega Man X)

1.Diddy Kong (Donkey Kong Country)

R.I.P. Game Cube

*sniff sniff* I just found out today that Nintendo is officially pulling the plug on the Game Cube... This is a sad sad day for fans every were. Goodbye little lunch box, you will be missed... Hey what's this thing! *picks up Wii Remote* Wow, screw the Game Cube! This system rocks! :D

My Top 10 Games

These are my curent top 10 games (my list changes a lot).

10.Soul Calibur 2

9.Mega Man X4

8.Super Mario 64

7.Final Fantasy VII

6.Final Fantasy VI

5.Super Mario Bros. 3

4.The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

3.Donky Kong Country 2: Diddys Kong Quest

2.Kingdom Hearts 2

1.Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

Gamespot vs. gamefaqs

One thing that I noticed while I was still a gamefaqser was that for some reason gamefaqs users mocked other users just because they used gamespot. I never really could see why they did it. There didn't seem to be any main difference between the two at first, sure I couldn't see their sig, but was that their fault? I didn't think so (and I didn't think it mattered any ways). After meeting some of the gamespot members, I knew that they weren't hated because they were jerks or any thing, in fact many of them were some of the coolest users on the board (my opinion of course). So after a while I decided to give gamespot a try. Since I had all ready filled the forms for membership at gamefaqs I didn't have to fill much of any thing out for gamespot (which was really nice). All I really had to do was typ in my email and password, just like I would for gamefaqs. So far I didn't see any difference at all. But then I was taken to something that prompted me to create a profile. Well that was some thing nice that gamefaqs didn't have. So after ding-king around a bit, I found that I could go though all the games on gamespot and not only rate/ review them, but I could also add them to my collection/ wanted lists. I found that to be a really cool feature! Now I could show off my all my games that I have amassed over the years to other gamers who care about such things. At this point I'm becoming rather excited about this new site, and I couldn't imagine why any one would choose gamefaqs over this place. Then it was time for me to go to the forms. Well the first thing that I noticed was the it was hard for me to get used to the new layout of every thing (I was fresh from gamefaqs after all). So after a while I finally figured out how to find stuff and post. At that point I my excitement grew even more. They had a tool bar that had a spell checker on it (along with many other things). It started to glow like the Tri-Force to me (If you couldn't tell, I'm quite the nerd/ really cheesy). I suck at spelling and this simple little button was a god send. About the only thing that I disliked about the whole experience was that the pages seemed to take longer to load (a very miner detail). But despite that I still thought that all the extra features made this site well worth staying at. I still find that people needlessly bash this site, but one day I hope that they to can see the light (or at least realize that this isn't a bad place).