Saturday, November 24, 2012

WORD OF THE DAY! 10/24/12.

brohoof [bro-hoof]
1. Geek Culture. A declaration of approval or acknowledgement from one fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic to another fan of the same material.
2. Geek Culture. A gesture of greeting, triumph, or acknowledgement between two fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

EX. The other day I was looking through my steam account's comments and I noticed my friend wrote "Brohoof!" on my account.

Also, I still feel as if I have failed to delve the depths of the "brony"fandom to try and explain the reason that MLP fans are so dedicated, obsessive, and often can be plainly rude in their advocation of the show to potential fans. Don't get me wrong, I've been a fan for over a year but I still don't think its as universally appealing or worthy of the devotion that is poured upon it by other fans. Heck, I only catch up on episodes every few months. Broshrug.

Friday, November 23, 2012

WORD OF THE DAY! 11/23/12.

donut/doughnut [doh-nuht]
1. A small cake of sweetened or, sometimes, unsweetened dough  fried in deep fat, typically shaped like a ring or, when prepared with a filling, a ball.

2. Anything shaped like a thick ring; an annular object; toroid.

EX. I don't quite understand why 4 Kids felt it was necessary to "Americanize" Pokemon by having the main characters eat "jelly donuts" when it is quite clear that they're eating rice balls-- they actually did this a lot, referring to Japanese noodles as spaghetti or calling other foods sandwiches. Do they think kids will be turned off or confused by Japanese foods?

The bizarre thing is they could have just made the dialogue vague like..."THIS FOOD IS SO GOOD!" but instead they decided to have the characters declare that they were eating donuts, which confused me as a kid. And the rice balls were a pretty important prop in the episode, as they served as a bait for Mankey. Shrugs. 

4 Kids Entertainment..

Thursday, November 22, 2012


 (BONUS: Forward Unto Dawn Web Mini-Series)
By Sean Barnes
Developer: 343 Studios (Microsoft Studios)
System: Xbox 360 (Released Nov. 2012)
Genre: First-Person Shooter

More videos and relevant links will be included along with my review.

WORD OF THE DAY! 10/22/12.

dry wall [drahy-wal]
1.  Also, called "dry-wall".
a. An interior wall or partition finished in a dry material, usually in the form of prefabricated sheets or panels nailed to studs, as distinguished from one that is plastered.
b. A material, as wallboard or plasterboard, used for such a wall.
2. A masonry or stone wall laid up without mortar.

EX. Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everybody enjoys the holiday, the family, the friends, the love, and the food. But, I don't recommend whipping up a turkey from the dry wall-- unless you're in a vampire castle because, apparently, they store food in crawl spaces and in masonry.

Nerd things I am thankful for this year: Japan, Star Wars, Nintendo, Hayao Miyazaki, Pokemon (especially Pikachu), Legend of Zelda, Batman, Goof Troop on the SNES, Baby Cakes, Table Top, Robin, Fiasco, Super Mario Sunshine, China, Il. , Snowflame, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Magic the Gathering, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Starkids, The Avengers, Star Trek, Dungeons & Dragons, Totoro, Game Grumps, and Twilight... apparently. If I missed anything, you probably won't let me know what I forgot to thank.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012



I've been watching a lot of youtube lately (hey, TV is pretty lackluster) and I've been subscribing to stuff to make sure I can find awesome stuff to share with you guys; Sexual Lobster is a perfect example of what we need in our lives! This perverse and mind-blowingly bizarre short is a parody of, well folding in upon itself, parodies. The internet is full of them, I even write and enjoy them, and they're unavoidable. Like death.


WORD OF THE DAY! 11/21/12.

buss [buhs]
1. Archaic. To kiss; to touch or press with the lips slightly pursed, and then often to part them and to emit a smacking sound, in an expression of affection, love, greeting, reverence, etc.

EX. Apparently, this monster is the "Buss Buster". I think I read about something like this in the Fiend Folio, but I could be wrong...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

WORD OF THE DAY! 11/20/12.

bottom dog [bot-uhm-dawg]
1. A person of low status; an underdog.

EX. I know that Joey is literally the lowest of the low and bottom dog of the Pokemon world, but things can change. For all you know, he managed to defeat the Elite Four with a team of Raticates....but I doubt it.

Monday, November 19, 2012



I've talked about how much I love John Carpenter's The Thing, but my favorite John Carpenter film is the cheesetastic film, Big Trouble in Little China starring Kurt Russell, Kim Catrell, Wang Chi, Victor Wong, and of course, James Hong in his most iconic role as "David" Lo Pan. Hong's performance as the sorcerer relies on his amazingly honed delivery, both through his voice (and he is an awesome voice actor) and his facial expressions, that nail the exuberant evil of the role.

Lo Pan is a great villain; as David Lo Pan, he is an ancient, creepy, insane, perverted, and funny crypt keeper in a wheel chair and as the seven foot tall demigod he delivers with intense expressions. The best part of the Gangnam style parody linked above, btw, is Hong actually makes a cameo!

As for my feelings on Big Trouble in Little China, it should be no surprise that I give it a 5/5.


"I'M OUT!"

WORD OF THE DAY! 11/19/12.

Chekhov's gun [chek-ovz-gun]
1. Literature/Drama. A metaphor for a dramatic principle concerning simplicity and foreshadowing. It suggests that if one shows a loaded gun on stage in the first act of a play, it should be fired in a later act; otherwise, the gun should not be shown in the first place. The principle was articulated by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov and reported in various forms. The purpose is to exclude any unnecessary elements from staging or description that serve no purpose.

EX. I constantly try to explain this principle to my peers; every element in a material should serve a purpose or work to create an atmosphere. If you leave a bunch of Chekhov's guns lying around, just expect to get shot in the face by your own sloppy writing. Also, I want an 8-bit gun.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

WORD OF THE DAY! 11/18/12.

shark repellent [shahrk-ri-pel-uhnt]
1. A chemical that is meant to repel or irritate a shark, usually to be sprayed out of a bottle.

EX. I don't care that he had shark repellent-- how does he still have a leg?!