Saturday, October 27, 2012

WORD OF THE DAY 10/27/12.

progeny [proj-uh-nee]
1. A descendant or offspring, as a child, plant, or animal.
2. Such descendants or offspring collectively.
3. Something that originates or results from something else; outcome; issue.

EX. Who knew Pikachu was amongst Zeus's progeny?

Friday, October 26, 2012

WORD OF THE DAY! 10/26/12.

quasar [kwey-zahr]
1. One of over a thousand known extragalactic objects, star-like in appearance and having spectra with characteristically large redshifts, that are thought to be the most distant and most luminous objects in the universe.

EX. Apparently, its not "Blackjack", its the FUTURE. It's called "QUASAR" !

Thursday, October 25, 2012

WORD OF THE DAY! 10/25/12.

throne [throhn]
1. The chair or seat occupied by a sovereign, bishop, or other exalted personage on ceremonial occasions, usually raised on a dais and covered with a canopy.
2. The office or dignity of a sovereign: He came to the throne by succession.
3. The occupant of a throne; sovereign.
4. Sovereign power or authority: to address one's pleas to the throne.
5. An episcopal office or authority.
6. A mourner's bench.
7. Mythology. An order of angels.
8. Facetious. A toilet.

EX. "When you play a game of thrones, you either win or die." -George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Wednesday, October 24, 2012



This week I'm sharing a great abridged series with you guys from the fellas at Weekly Tube Show based on the classic and essential anime series, Fist of the North Star. The original anime and its dub were an over the top, uber-violent, and post-apocalyptic mix of all the things that are good and bad about dubbed anime series from the early years of the American anime fandom. This abridged series takes all of the wackiest elements of the anime and pushes them into overdrive.

WORD OF THE DAY! 10/24/12.

monitor [mon-i-ter]
1. A student appointed to assist in the conduct of a class or school, as to help take attendance or keep order.
2. A person appointed to supervise students, applicants, etc., taking an examination, chiefly to prevent cheating; proctor.
3. A person who admonishes, especially with reference to conduct.
4. Something that serves to remind or give warning.
5. A device or arrangement for observing, detecting, or recording the operation of a machine or system, especially an automatic control system.
6. An instrument for detecting dangerous gases, radiation, etc.
7. Radio and Television.
a. A receiving apparatus used in a control room, especially to provide a steady check of the quality of an audio or video transmission.
b. A similar apparatus placed in various parts of a studio so that an audience can watch a recorded portion of a show, the performer can see the various segments of a program, etc.
c. Any such receiving apparatus used in a closed-circuit system, as in an operating room.
8. Computers.
a. A component, as a CRT, with a screen for viewing data at a computer terminal.
b. A control program.
c. A group of systems used to measure the performance of a computer system.
9. Nautical.
a. A former U.S. steam-propelled, armored warship of very low freeboard, having one or more turrets and used for coastal defense.
b. (Initial capital letter, italics) The first of such warships, used against the Confederate ironclad warship Merrimac  at Hampton Roads, Va., in 1862.
10. A raised construction straddling the ridge of a roof and having windows or louvers for lighting or ventilating a building, as a factory or warehouse.
11. An articulated mounting for a nozzle, usually mechanically operated, which permits a stream of water to be played in any desired direction, as in firefighting or hydraulic mining.
12. (In hydraulic mining) A nozzle for dislodging and breaking up placer deposits with a jet of water.
13. Any of various large lizards of the family Varanidae, of Africa, southern Asia, the East Indies, and Australia, fabled to give warning of the presence of crocodiles: several species are endangered.
verb (used with object)
14. Radio and Television.
a. To listen to (transmitted signals) on a receiving set in order to check the quality of the transmission.
b. To view or listen to (television or radio transmissions) in order to check the quality of the video or audio.
c. To listen to (a radio conversation or channel); keep tuned to.
15. To observe, record, or detect (an operation or condition) with instruments that have no effect upon the operation or condition.
16. To oversee, supervise, or regulate: to monitor the administering of a test.
17. To watch closely for purposes of control, surveillance, etc.; keep track of; check continually: to monitor one's eating habits.
verb (used without object)
18. To serve as a monitor, detector, supervisor, etc.
EX. I noticed something funny the other day while playing through the Halo 3 Campaign; The Monitor AKA Guilty Spark 343 and one of the main villains of the Halo trilogy (most non-fans haven't ever even heard of this guy) looks a lot like Wheatley or even Glados from the Portal series.

And today this popped up:

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

WEEKLY ROUND-UP! 10/15-10/21/12.


7. WORD OF THE DAY! 10/18/12. Incomplete.

Maybe I should blame Monsters Inc. for the betrayal that is Pokemon Black & White 2.

6. WORD OF THE DAY! 10/21/12. Vanilla.

Sorry if some of my articles have been rather vanilla recently.

5. SAILOR MOON WTF? WORD OF THE DAY! 10/17/12. Bishoujo.

Maybe I just need to be assaulted by a magically super-powered girl.

4. WORD OF THE DAY! 10/20/12. Gender.

If you don't know, I'm working on getting my degree (Creative Writing and History). Over the last two weeks, I read two 500 page books on gender and sex. Maybe that explains why my brain has been fried lately.

3. WORD OF THE DAY! 10/16/12. Treadmill.

Maybe I need to get more exercise, but the life of an academic is quite tiring at times.


Or perhaps, I just need a break to play some games and explore my past. I'm currently waiting to see if I get into grad school; which will help dictate my future...


Or maybe I just need a girl in my life... But that's okay. I got friends. I got a lot of table top gaming; from a new Pathfinder campaign I'm running to Magic the Gathering to a Naruto RPG. And table top is my truest passion.

Halloween is just around the corner...

WORD OF THE DAY! 10/23/12.

curious [kyoo-ree-us]
1. Eager to learn or know; inquisitive.
2. Prying; meddlesome.
3. Arousing or exciting speculation, interest, or attention through being inexplicable or highly unusual; odd; strange.


Monday, October 22, 2012

WORD OF THE DAY! 10/22/12.

domino [dom-uh-noh]
1. A large, hooded cloak with a mask covering the eyes, worn at masquerades.
2. The mask work with such an ensemble.
3. A person wearing such dress.

EX. Batman, just, um, put the mask back on...I don't even have an example of domino. Um, that little mask thing that Robin and Green Lantern wear? I'm just...I'm gonna be sick...



Sometimes I like to give you guy's something a little out there and the amazingly intricate and gorgeous animated music video of the Japanese doujin music group is certainly not our usual fair. I've done some weird AMV stuff before (CLICK HERE), but let me explain a little bit about this video and/or this subgenre of Japanese music.

Doujin are a special fan genre or fan fiction in Japan that would be practically unachievable in the United States due to our far stricter copyright and property protection laws; Doujin is when an artist or artists take an official product's character and create a profitable fan-fiction out of it. A small warning before you go looking for Doujin of your favorite works, much like the American cartoonist's fan works, there is a lot of pornographic Doujin. So, just be weary.

As for the subgenre of doujin music, often made as compilations and remixes of popular music/themes of video games or anime, it is more of a style of production than subgenre. What caught my attention in this video is the amazing blending of style and pacing of animation that make it a simply beautiful, hypnotic, and stunning spectacle of Japanese animation.

Anywho, I hope you guys enjoy the music video and keep checking in for more interesting material from the best that the web has to offer. As always, I'm your humble internet guide. Thank you and please comment/subscribe.

Sunday, October 21, 2012



To check out my other decks, hit the links below:

This article serves two purposes: To share the nerd entertainment around with anyone who might find it interesting and, in this case, to build a powerful deck on a reasonable budget.

A couple of weeks after the pre-release and my new deck for standard is coming on pretty strong. My only purchases for this deck have been made through trades, the cards from the pre-release event, and two boosters I bought the other day, as well as a couple singles, totalling my expenses at around $35-40.

Today's deck article though is a little special; most of my decks are budget style, made with what I can afford to build, and generally, up until this point, have not been very competitive. My friend Dayne was rather impressed with the deck's aggressive flow and asked to borrow it. Today's article is a breakdown of his version of the deck, changing about a dozen cards, and winning him first place at Friday night magic.

If you wanna check out the original version of the deck, click the link below.

You can find Magic Cards in super stores (Ex. Walmart, Target) but the best place you can buy your cards, meet other players, and play in events is at your local comic book store or hobby shop. I buy most of my cards at The Comic Cellar. Here is a link to its Google Maps location at 3620 Austin Peay Highway #2 Memphis, TN 38128.

Without further ado, with these purchases, I built...


This deck mixes it up by completing some sets and throwing in three potent creatures that change the late mid-game to give it that extra edge. Restoration Angel & Thragtusk are a little over my budget, but my friend Dayne managed to snag some copies for Friday Night Magic, and took it to play (coming away with 1st place). These awesome creatures, combined with Rancor, making this deck an almost unstoppable machine of quick wins.

Please leave comments.

To check out the contents of the deck, click "READ MORE" below.

WORD OF THE DAY! 10/21/12.

vanilla [vuh-nil-uh]
1. Any tropical, climbing orchid of the genus Vanilla, especially V. planifolia, bearing podlike fruit yielding an extract used in flavoring food, in perfumery, etc.
2. Also called "vanilla bean". The fruit or bean of this orchid.
3. The extract of this fruit.
4. Slang. Ordinary, generic, boring.

EX. I'll admit that a vanilla ice-cream ice-type version of the Diglett family was a lame idea, but they  were trying to recapture the "magic" of the 1st Generation of Pokemon.