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"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat." THEODORE ROOSEVELT (Paris Sorbonne,1910)
Being an adult sucks. It doesn't suck because I have to do laundry, or go to work, or cook for myself, or that I'm expected to do things. All those things are great. I like doing most of those things. I like being responsible for myself. I like cooking my own food, picking what I wear every day, and all in all, I like being a grown man. Being a grown man beats being a kid any day.
Being an adult sucks because you realize most other adults are f*cking losers. 95.43% of all people over the age of 18 are god damn losers. They're losers now and they'll be losers forever. I don't need a source to back that up. Go outside. Spend 45 minutes conversing with other people your own age. Listen to the awful bullsh*t they spew as they justify the miserable state of their own existence. No plan, no job, no car, no money, no anything. And it's always someone else's fault.
And it's only getting worse.
Hey guys. How's it been?
So it's been awhile. If anyone actually still reads my blog, well I've been really busy lately.
My good friend just had his first kid, and my other just got married. I'm still a single man myself, but its only because I can't be stealing all the ladies from my pals, ya see.
I've recently beaten Metal Gear Solid 4, and am currently replaying Red Dead Redemption. I'm actually going to attempt to finish it this time.
In all, I love the writing, setting, characters, and the gameplay is great, so I'm pretty excited to see where it goes past Mexico. Also, I just got into Silent Hill with Homecoming.
I should be going on leave soon, hopefully, maybe. Will post more but I work tonight.
I found out about a little store called Estarland(They have a website) from a Gamestop employee when I inquired about older, classic games.
It turns out in Fairfax, Virginia, there's a store that sells old games, accessories, consoles, even imported titles and collectible models and even creepy anime figures in maid costumes. All in all, its a pretty badass store.
I bought a new, factory sealed copy of Chrono Cross. For 16 bucks.
I purchased Final Fantasy Anthologies, Chrono Cross, and even found a new copy of Parasite Eve II, and got them all for less than 100 bucks. I've almost beaten Parasite Eve II(Down to the Mitochondria Baby and Parasite Eve herself), but I've yet to really start the other two.
Needless to say I'm a customer for life and I'll be going back soon. They have everything there, even Atari 2600, 5200, and Jaguar games.
I also got the Collector's Edition of Batman: Arkham Asylum, which I'm playing right now.
In addition to all this I've officially started writing again, although I seriously doubt anything I write will ever publish.
Since the beginning of my life as nerd, which started when I was around 7 or so, when my father lovingly neglected the television audience rating of 17+ and allowed me to watch the movie "Aliens" with him on Scifi, I've always loved Science Fiction. So, naturally, I enjoyed all the 80s films like Aliens, Terminator, Highlander, and of course, Predator.
Predators, despite being the 3rd installment in the main series and the fifth movie to incorporate Predators altogether, is definitely the true sequel to the first film. Not that I don't enjoy the second movie, but Predators is defintely to Predator what Aliens was to Alien.
The movie definitely doesn't stand on the same level as Aliens, but its still a great film in its own right and does a great job of bringing a classic movie monster back to the big screen in its own glory, rather than a ****ty AvP sham.
So I got a new barracks room. This one has Wifi. Hooray!
So I've been here for 2 months and I've gotta say, this place is alright. Its not that exciting but I'm enjoying it. This place is like a highschool though. People talk about everything about everybody. You've got to watch yourself.
Other than that its not bad here. I got to see my parents over the forth, so that was pretty fun. We went to the lake and I got to hang out with my dad.
I also got Persona 3 Portable, and its really good. I'm loving it a lot. I'd reccommend it to anybody who liked the original.
I saw my family at the lake this week. Managed to take 2 days to see them. It was a lot of fun. Not much to report right now, really nothings going on.
I saw The Last Airbender. It wouldve been a lot better had it been longer. As it stands its just a decent action movie. Pretty impressive for M. Night though.
Predators comes out soon, and that one should be insane.
Yeah I work tommorow...oh well, I get the day after off.
I just bought Persona 3 FES. I loved Persona 4, its one of my favorite RPGs of all time, so I'm very excited to have this one now too. I'm at a deli getting food right now.
For those of you wondering what I've been up to, I'm in Quantico and I'm enjoying life enough right now. I just got my car from home and I can go home pretty much every month now, so I'm really happy about that.
Wow its been awhile since I posted here and even longer since I did so regularly. Good news is my toes are no longer frozen, but I still can't feel them which probably isn't very healthy. I still run a lot, about the same I do last time I posted, but its not bad because I'm used to it(As well as intense sleep deprivation), so it doesn't bother me anymore.
I bought a PS3 and a TV, and I also bought Star Ocean IV: The Last Hope International. I didn't like it at first but I'mwarming up to it little by little. I've also been playing Pokemon HeartGold, and I love it since its a remake of my favorite pokemon game.
I've also been trying to watch more anime but thats been kind of hard because:
1) I am poor
2) I spend all my extra cash on video games
3) I have no internet in my room
4) I work a lot
All that running did help, because I can now run 3 miles in 22 minutes. Huzzah!
So I got stationed in Fort LeonardWood Missouri for MP training. I'm 6 weeks in, and I can no longer feel my toes. It was -2 degrees the other day and I had to walk in it, without any headgear, and my feet were very cold. As a result I can no longer feel my toes, or any other extremity for that matter. It was like reverse puberty.
With that said, I bought Final Fantasy XIII. Huzzah!
I also bought a PSP and have amassed and impressive collection of games for it. I'm playing Mana Kheima and Disgaea 2 right now, and I can't wait to start FFXIII. Unfortunately my PS3 is my roommates so I have to wait.
In addition to the extreme cold is the extreme agony of running 6 miles every monday morning. Yes, you read that correctly. Every morning we have a formation run for 6 miles at 5 AM sharp, because the God I don't believe in clearly does exist, and obviously does hate me.
I also shot a MK-19, and for those of you who don't know what that is, picture a device half the size of a small car. Now picture that device, which weighs more than I do, is an fully(and soley) automatic weapon, that shoots 40MM grenades at people. If you don't know what THAT is, its the grenades that come out of the underbarrel grenade launcher tube Ahnuld has on every M16 he wields in every movie he's ever been in. But instead of being a small, single round breach loaded tube, its a fully automatic cannon.
I also got OC sprayed, and if you want to look that up, be my guest, because its freakin' hilarious. And painful.
Santa stops at three hoes.
Merry Christmas everybody, and a Happy New Year. I say that one now because I have another month of computer absence because of MCT, but after that I should be golden.
So I've been enjoying my leave, eating whatever the hell I like whenever, and playing lots of video games. I rented Super Mario Galaxy, and although its late I still haven't returned it. I've already got only 1 star to go until I can fight the final boss at the center of the universe, or whatever happens when you get there.
After MCT I should be able to get another 360, or a PS3, one of the two. What I really want to play is Valkyria Chronicles. Persona 4 was incredible, as was Devil Survivor, so I want more JRPGs, specifically those with some kind of anime-ish artstyle.
I also got a new cellphone, a BlackBerry. It doesn't have the touchscreen but I do have internet on the go now. I also just read they're releasing ANOTHER variant of the DSi, of course, two weeks after I buy mine. My luck never runs out.
Anyway, I hope everyone has a very merry Christmas, and that everyone else serving is with family if they can be. Thankfully I got PRASP for the holidays so I wasn't stuck at Camp Geiger.
Hey everyone. Sorry for the three months of inactivity but I have a damn good excuse: boot camp. I just graduated from Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, Platoon 3105, this morning. I left for boot camp on September 8th, and graduated today. I have a month of leave thanks to Recruiter's Assistance. Hopefully I can get promoted during this timeframe but its currently uncertain.
Basically, for boot camp, I'd say it sucks. Its Parris Island. Its cold, then its hot, then its cold, and you're soaked to the bone, and sick all the time. I did good though. A first class PFT score of 248, and I shot Sharpshooter. Tonight I went out in my Dress Blue Bravoes to the lodge I attend with my family. Everyone loved it, and they all wanteda picture. Maybe I'll post some.
Boot camp taught me things, like how even I could shoot a human sized target in the head, while 500 yards away with an M16A2 service rifle. I even managed to actually gain some weight, a total of 8 pounds, putting my weight at a whopping 140.
Gamngwise, I bought a DSi, Phantom Hourglass, and the Fallout PC collection with Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics. I can not wait to play them, but I left them out in a car my friend currently has so I have to wait until tommorow.
Well, I promise more soon, but I'm tired right now, and with family. Peace.
- PVT Marshall USMC
I was browsing System Wars today, mostly because I don't have a life, and I read a topic that said Megan Fox was going to be doing a promotion for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen on Xbox Live. I have two problems with this.
First off, Transformers is out already, and has been. SINCE JULY. It seems a little stupid to be doing a promotion for a movie that has already been out for 2 months, but hey, maybe thats why I'm not in the PR business. Also, unless you've recently undergone a lobotomy, the very idea of checking into a promo about the most overrated movie this year and possibly this decade should sound as fun as pooring hot acid all over your junk. In some ways it may be less painful, because sometimes when I think about Transformers I break out into a horrific rash because of how bad it was. So, acid please.
Second, who gives a rat's ass about Megan Fox? Does anyone actually watch a movie with Megan Fox in it because they want to watch a blockbuster acting performance from Hollywood's best and brightest new actress? No, they want boobs. Lots and lots of overrated boobs. Megan Fox isn't hot, she's just average. I don't like anything about her. If you do thats cool, you can like Megan Fox, but that doesn't change the fact that that doesn't matter because you're not going to be seeing Megan Fox, you're going to playing with her over Xbox Live, meaning the only thing you get to experience is her voice.
How do you even know its Megan Fox? How can you be certain it isn't just someone whose been paid to act like Megan Fox? The best part is that it won't even sound like Megan Fox because Xbox Live microphones reduce everyone's voice into the same tone. Every guy and girl sounds the exact same over Xbox Live,except sometimes men sound like women so for all you know you're playing with a man who has a feminine voice whose pretending to be Megan Fox. Congratulations, that means the boner you have while playing Transformers makes you gay or a mechanophile, or both, which means you're now a gay mechanophile, which doesn't even make any sense. Thats how gay you are.
What makes this even better is when you realize that this just another lame PR stunt Megan Fox has probably been paid to take part in. She's already sucked a good 10 dollars out of your wallet because you just had to go see Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Anyone who sat through that movie should be PAID 10 dollars, but thats beside the point. The point is, Megan Fox doesn't care about you. You are going to be the disembodied voice of a nerd who she's been paid to play against for about 20 minutes, and who she has been told she has to answer questions to so she can get more money. In a month, she will not remember you. But because her face is plastered everywhere and she's a celebrity, you will forever cherish to 20 minute conversation you had with her.
Congratulations, you just put a random, overrated celebrity on a pedestal, just like everyone else, which officially makes you a gigantic tool. I've already become a tool for her fame because I've been pissed off so much by this that I took 20 minutes of my free time to write this stupid article, which makes me a humongous, blazing hypocrite. Don't be like me.
I will never understand people's obsessions with celebrities. They usually aren't talented, especially when they're women, and they're usually not that hot. What reason do you have to like Megan Fox that doesn't exist for the average woman that you can actually get a date with onthe street? Nothing. There is no difference between that good looking girl at the coffee shop and Megan Fox. They're both hot. The only thing that IS different is that unlike Megan Fox, you can actually obtain that woman and become truly close to her, which ultimately defeats the point of looks anyway because relationships based soley on looks are as empty as Megan Fox.
Holy crap, I haven't done anything to prepare for writing this article and its already like 2 pages long. I'm on fire today, but then again thats because I'm awesome.
Well I finally got everything settled down and I'm officially shipping to Boot Camp on September 8th. I get shipped to Parris Island, South Carolina, where I'll spend 12 and a half weeks in Boot Camp. I got a contract for Military Police, and I want to go to Okinawa.
But that aside, I got Persona 4 and it kicks ass. I'm gonna be able to beat it before I leave and I also need to finish Devil Survivor. I get home around December 4th, and I don't get to take any video games from home. My brother claims all of them.
After 10 days leave I go to Missouri for about a month and a half, and then I get my first duty station, which I hope to be Okinawa.
I need to get a new handheld system when I get out of Boot Camp, but I can decide that later.
If you want any idea what I'm going to be doing, click here:
Oh man I went to see this movie at the drive in theater about an hour from my house.
It kicked ASS. This movie had EVERYTHING. It was about 2 hours of nonstop **** blowing up and terrorists and people blowing each other up. I made this personal checklist just to show you how much they put in this movie:
-Flashback scenes that play out with ninjas, people blowing up, guns, and swords? Check.
-Cars with rockets attached to them? Check.
-Badass characters based on a toyline that I loved as a small child? Check.
-Both a jet fight scene and a submarine battle in the same movie within a span of one hour of each other? Check.
Seriously, this movie has damn near everything. Even the flashback scenes, which are supposed to be about character development, had friggin' ninjas and people blowing up and buildings exploding and loud guns go KERPOW KERPW KERPOW. This movie kicks so much ass that you'd think it'd run out of asses to kick about halfway through, but it just drags in more epic ass kicking in the second half that it probably stomped half the world's population's asses by the time it was over. Thats over 3 billion asses, all instantly kicked, by this movie's epicness.
Go see the movie. Like, now. And if you have seen it, then you should probably go watch it again, just for good measure.
The warranty is out, and they were going to charge me 140 bucks to repair it for a fifth time.
So I just threw it away. I'm trading in all my games, controllers, HD cables, harddrive, headset, charger cable, and rechargeable batteries at Edward McKay's tommorow. They pay cash and give better prices than larger store chains.
I hope to get at least 100-150 bucks from all that, but I'm keeping my expectations around 90-120. Everything works, and I'm also selling some other games with it, so maybe it'll be better.
I also got Devil Survivor, and I love it.
So its been awhile since I've actually posted here.
Well, first, a few updates. I am not joining the Navy. I am joining the Marine Corps, and talk to the recruiter in a few weeks.
Second, my gamertag is fatzombiepigeon, still is, add me on XBL.
Third, tommorow I hit the lake with our boat until Monday with my family and my friend Brandon.
So I haven't been on much and there's a reason for that.
I don't really like this place anymore. I've been visiting this site regularly for several years and I just don't want much to do with it anymore.
I have a profile on MAL (My Anime List) if you still want to hear me complain about random things, but I won't be coming here anymore. I may occasionally drop by, but for now I don't want much to do with Gamespot. I had a good run though.
My profile on MAL is under the same name, so you can catch me browsing the forums with the name TheSecondSign. Drop a message if you want.
Its been awhile. A long while.
I don't have much to post here anymore. Its not like anything exciting is happening right now, so I really don't have much to say.
I did buy World of Warcraft again, and I have a hunter on the Thorium Brotherhood server. He's level 44, and I'm getting him to 80. I'd like to roll apaladin, but thats for later. If you want to drop by my server and quest, feel free to send me a message anytime. I've got a decent guild with players all around my level, so finding groups for lower level instances isnt as hard as it is for solo players. My character's name is Thaloris(Blame the random name generator, and my inability to think of something cooler).