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Hooked Gamers

Recently I was recruited to join a website called Hooked Gamers, a less informed but still pretty cool version of GameSpot.

For those of you who want to check it out, go to www.hookedgamers.com

So far I have only one article posted, but within a couple of days a second will be posted. Look for the Rogue Warrior Preview to read my first article.

Chill out.

Half-assed Return

So I'm back, now, but not at the same intensity I once was. I've got a lot going on, what with work and whatnot. But if there are any people still paying any attention to me, I'll be doing some random stuff here and there.

That's it. Chill out.

I'm getting an award!

So I was doing a mock provincial exam in school this morning when my teacher puts this envelope with the school logo in one corner and my name written on the front. Curious, I put it to the side so that I could finish the exam, but the whole time I couldn't help but think about what it might say.

Finally, the exam ended, and I went outside and opened the letter. Here's what it said:

"Dear Bryan

Throughout the years at the Career Technical Center" that's my school "we have seen academically advanced students progress to higher achievements. I would like to do the honor of inviting you to share your success at the annual CTC Award ceremony. You will be receiving an award for your outstanding work ethic and acamedic achievement during your time at the Career Technical Center."

And then there was some stuff about when it is and what's going to happen, including a BBQ lunch :D It was signed by the principal, so you know it's valid.

Anyways, just thought I'd share that with my friends here at GameSpot!

Chill out.

Banners, among other things

So check out the new banner I made for myself. pretty snazzy, huh? Not my best work...well actually, banner wise it is my best work :D

I'm currently making a sig for myself based on the same motif, except instead of having playable characters in it, I'll have the extra guys: Navi, a Metroid, and a Venus Djinni.

So that's all I wanted to say. Chill out.

Pay Day

Contrary to popular opinion, this blog is not about the board game Payday :cry:

Instead, it is about the days when I get paid.

Today is such a day. When my shift is over at work, I will get a nice piece of paper with some numbers on it, probably looking something like $838.74, althought that's purely a guestimate. I do know, however, that the ballpark is somewhere between eight and nine hundred dollars. Why is that, you ask? Because I work 40 hours a week at $13.00/hr, that's why. The thing is, though, that I don't work full shifts, so I could be getting quite a bit more dough. But hey, $800some bucks every two weeks is pretty kick @$$, if I do say so myself.

Fan Fiction Central Union

Okay, so I finally have all four Officers!!

hellohellohell; sugus07; sithlord300; and lumberjackguy

Anyone else want to join? PM me or leave a comment to this blog and i'll send you an invite when the union is made.

Look what I made!

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Isn't it cool? I used the program GIMP, which I got off of nazguldragon15. That dude is awesome.

But anyways, I know it's simple, but hey, it's the first one I made, and I kind of followed a tutorial I found on the GIMP site, but hey. I like it. 


I've noticed that several profiles have customized banners at the top of the page (how could I not have, every other person has one) and I decided to take a crack at making one.

Now, I know it's pretty lame when compared to some of the other banners people have. Frankly, the reason it sucks is because I did it in four and a half minutes using Paint. I don't have a Photoshop program, otherwise it'd be a hell of a lot better, believe  you me.

Anyways, it lists my most favourite of games series. I probably could have put Mario on there, but when it comes right down to it, I don't actually own any Mario games. Yeah, I've got Mario Kart Super Circuti for my GBASP, but that's not a Mario game so much as a game with Super Mario characters in it. I don't know, maybe that would count as a Mario game. In any case, the series isn't one of my favourites.

Let's see, what else? Golden Sun, of course has to be up there -- they have the most compelling stories on any handheld game ever made. I was going to say any game period, but then I remembered Final Fantasy VII and VIII and X and X-2 and the Tales games and Ocarina of Time and...

But I digress.

You're probably going to be annoying after you read this next part but...does anyone reading this want to join my Fan Fiction Union? Even if you don't like writing any, just reading it, I need at least two more people so that I can form the Union. It won't happen for another month or so, since I accepted an invitation to be a charter member a little while ago, but soon it will happen!

Promotions and Tournaments

Alright so I'm a part of this union called The Metroid Prime Union. It's a simple name, but it gets the point across, and really, what else do you need in a title? I like it. But anyways, the union isn't exactly moving along all that fast, so I've been promoted to Officer so that I can organize a Hunters WiFi tournament. I'm glad to do it -- hell, I already have a whole bunch of stuff planned out for it. The only thing is, I have no idea if we're going to get enough hunters for the tourney, seeing as not that many people have the game that I know of. If you do have the game, and would like to be part of a tournament, go here >> The Metroid Prime Union and join the Union. Or tell me you want to join and I'll send you an invite.

The really sucky part is that I probably won't be able to take part in the tournament. My schedule is so wacked out, and the whole being in a different Time Zone that practically everyone else on GS don't really make it easy for me to do WiFi battles at a specific time. It means I won't be able to rank up any time soon -- I'm still a 1* Hunter, with 1 point towards leveling up :cry: but I'm working on it.

And what's going on with my level?!? 99.01% ??? That's insane! If only I had posted a little bit more...

Chill out.


Lately I've seen a few blogs and forum posts about how people have lost some of their emblems, whether they be Afficionado's or Popular's or whatnot. Well, now it's gone and happened to me. I had a Popular emblem, but it seems to have disappeared.

Now, I'm not going to be all whiny like some other people and pretend to cry because there is one less emblem to my account. Unlike others, I have a theory about why emblems keep disappearing. Actually, it's not really my theory, but that's besides the point.

Apparantley, GS is making brand new Reviewer emblems. Wouldn't it make sense that if they are removing peoples emblems they are going to replace them with new and improved ones? Better pictures, more detailed descriptions, maybe? Or maybe they're deleting some Emblems because they are creating a new rating for whatever that emblem represented.

But in the end, you just need to quit whining about a missing emblem -- it's not going to kill you if it doesn't come back.