Saturday, October 12, 2013


check out [chekt-owt]
1. To leave somewhere, especially a hotel or other lodging, after paying.
2. To rent or borrow an object from a person, collection, store, etc.
3. To examine or research an object, person, persons, or any sort of subject.
4. To quit, give up on, or emotionally/physically disconnect from a person, persons, group, organization, project, or responsibility.
5. Slang. To die.

EX. Pictured above are the exclusives to each respective 6th Generation Pokémon we know far. I would give my opinion on it in more detail, like how I'm stoked to get a hold of Aggron, Starmie and Clauncher but I'm bummed to not be able to get Heracross and Tyranitar without trading, but I don't really care that much. Why? Because I'm checked out. Because X & Y come out today and I wrote this on Friday!

Despite that, I have a quick announcement before the last update before the release; I will continue my X & Y updates but, instead, I will be doing a weekly article about my experiences with the game in a fashion that recounts the high points and low points of the game. If I'm feeling froggy, I may write a review soon, but don't put your money on it cuz I'm checked out. Anywho, let's get to the update...

Friday, October 11, 2013

WORD OF THE DAY! 10/11/13!

pageantry [paj-uhn-tree]
1. A spectacular display; pomp.
2. A mere show or empty display.

EX. There has been a lot of build-up to Pokémon X & Y. It comes out on Saturday and, as we hit the end stretch, I gotta turn on anyone who hasn't seen all the pageantry to check out POKÉMON: THE ORIGIN on Nov. 15th or find yourself the subtitled episodes on youtube.

Also, if you're wondering about the pageantry above, maybe you haven't seen....THIS?!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

WORD OF THE DAY! 10/10/13!

jinx [jeenks]
1. A person, idea, or thing that brings bad luck.
2. An exclamation used when two or more people say the same word at the same time. Until this silly game is resolve, the individuals who were "jinxed" cannot speak until they meet a specific criteria such as someone saying their name or buying the "jinxer" a Coke.
2. To bring bad luck or to curse someone.
3. To destroy the point of an action or idea.

EX. The NuFu clan and implejr (that's me) have their differences; for example, several of them hold superstitions and I , for a number of reasons ranging from my skeptical nature to controlling my own neurosis & OCD, take a, at the best of times, optimistic and/or, at the worst of times, sadistic pleasure in ignoring, arguing, or even mocking such silliness. For example, in a game of Summoner's Rift on LoL (That's "League of Legends" for the uninitiated), I might say something like, "I think we're turning this around, guys!"

Now, when I say this on the fly and not to pester them, I say optimistic stuff to give myself a little boost of confidence and hopefully reassure my teammates. And yet... when they hear this, they groan and say that "I'm jinxing them." As someone who doesn't believe in such silly superstition, as much as someone who is a member of a species as illogical as our own can be, I'll even admit I believed in Santa Claus far past the point of appropriate suspension of disbelief and have participated in theatre superstition, I usually have a little friendly laugh at their frustration. This sort of disrespectful behavior reminds me of the newest champion coming to League of Legends...

Here we've got a fun new champ that falls right into my playstyle of dealing damage at a distance and being able to escape in a hurry with the most petty psychopath to ever terrorize Piltover, Jinx.

The champion was first teased in the log-in screen splash for the Pool Party Update (not the arm with the pink bullet and blue smoke tattoos)  and then Vi's page was vandalized by a mysterious X figure. I've actually talked about Vi and Piltover in a previous article about my favorite ADC and the Sheriff of Piltover, Caitlyn.Well, it seem that our newest champ, #166 or, in roman numerals CVIX ("C" for Caitlyn, "VI" for Vi, and "X" for Jinx) is the sort of super criminal that Piltover not only deserves but needs. After all, what would Batman be without the Joker?

Jinx's full history is a bit of a mystery, but here's the official lore: both Caitlyn and VI, partners in fighting crime, have been teased by a villain with the calling card of "X". Starting a crime spree legendary enough to get her admission into the League of Legends, Jinx earned her name through the chaos that follows in her wake and put Piltover's finest to the test. She seems to take particular pleasure in frustrating Vi, whom she calls "Fat Hands", and, after destroying the Piltover treasury with Vi inside, to add insult to the literal injuries that Vi suffered, Jinx left a simple note: "You'll never catch me!"

As with any champion, Jinx has her inspirations in fiction and the real world; a punk girl aesthetic mixed with themes and elements of the Joker & Harley Quinn(Dark Knight graffiti, pale skin, make-up, laughter, petite femme fatale with a rocket launcher), Gollum (she talks to her rocket launcher, Fishbones), and Helen Bonham Carter (there is a certain Tim Burtonesque mania about her features).

As for her kit, they might as well have called her the "Glass Cannon" because she is all about dealing damage, kiting, disengaging, reengaging, and clean-up. Her passive "GET EXCITED!" gives her a massive but temporary speed boost every time she kills or assists in killing a foe or turret. This allows her to chase down and kill weak opponents, as well as flee in a pinch. Her Q "Switcheroo!" allows her to switch her autoattacks between a short-ranged but fast firing minigun, Pow-Pow, for dueling and a long-ranged rocket launcher, Fishbones, for AOE crit mayhem, giving her a lot of flexibility in fights. Her W "Zap!" is a long range skillshot that reveals the first opponent struck and slows them, which is great for escaping or chasing down foes. Her E "Flame Chompers!" fires three mines that, if stepped on by an opponent, blow up, and root them to allow her to catch or an escape other champs in a pinch or set up team fights. Her Ult "Super Mega Death Rocket!" is a global rocket she can fire that flies in a straight line, hitting the first enemy champ in it's path, and blowing up for massive AOE damage. This allows her to finish off opponents and, the best part, is the farther they travel, the more damage they do.

Jinx is a champ I'll definitely be picking up ASAP. After all, even a Neutral Good sap like me can get into a bit of spastic chaos every now and then. Plus, I can't say no to a super villainess who talks to her guns. DeadpoolxJinx OTP!


C'mon and join the mayhem.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


I think the monkey disapproves of this article. I suppose I would feel some shame at being judged by a primate, animated by Glasscake vocally performed by videogamedunkey, that probably threw it's own fecal material at the screen while watching Miley Cyrus perform at the VMAs. I mean c'mon! What sort of savage would actually tune into the VMAs in the year 2013?!

The lesson of the story is that sometimes it takes a different brand of soap to fix your love life instead of taking a deep look at the reasons your relationship has become a shadow of what it once was, if ever truly was, and what it could grow to be. Fart.

I also like to imagine that the video I posted above is pretty much what every pair of best friends hanging out looks and sounds like to complete strangers.

 This has a little more plot. Starring the two maddest men in animation since John K. and Walt Disney, TV Maxwell brings together OneyNG & Stamper for a short horror story that is a little early for Halloween but certainly never under-appreciated for it's compact satire.

This might be the most offensive thing I've ever posted. It's in poor taste, it's shock humor, and it's a reference to one of the shows that, in my opinion as a 90s kid, signaled the end of a decade of quality on the Disney channel. I suppose I'd apologize for this but, honestly, I haven't apologized for posting any number of sexually explicit, violent, or just plain f***ed material in the past.

WORD OF THE DAY! 10/9/13!

mirror match [mir-er-mach]
1. Video game.  A term for a multiplayer match or simulation in which both opposing sides are the same character, characters, or group of characters.

EX. Mirror matches have, in League of Legends, been only a 1 on 1 match-up because in blind pick you can only have one of a single character on each team and in draft pick matches things become even more strict with only one copy of a character between both team. This meant that, while some players have wanted to see what would happen in a 5 V 5 match between all Ashes, Luxes, Blitzcranks, etc, such dream matches were impossible...

...until the other day when some people started to discover they could create buggy, difficult, but functional matches in custom games that allow you to pull of this feat. Check out the response from Riot, HERE. It seems we've got a new mode to look forward to in the near future but, for now, I'll have to see if I can get into a Teemo match the tricky way.

You should also check out Dunkey's experiences in these "dupe matches" in the link below.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

WEEKLY ROUND-UP! SEP. 30 - OCT. 6 2013!


7. WORD OF THE DAY! 10/1/13! Spoiler.

For all of those, including myself, who had the ending to Breaking Bad ruined for them by the internet and the like, I have a message for those responsible: "F*** YOU AND YOUR EYEBROWS!"

6. WORD OF THE DAY! 10/2/13! Herculean.

5. WORD OF THE DAY! 9/30/13! Mighty.

Mighty No. 9 reached all of its kickstarter goals and will be hitting all platforms by sometime in early 2015. This is a great example of crowdfunding at its finest! What's next?

4. WORD OF THE DAY! 10/3/13! Balrefire.

Well, it is a measly four days until the release of X & Y and I get my Chespin & Charmander as my starters on my next Pokémon journey.


I don't have to explain anything! BWAHAHAHA!


I do what I want (in a manner that is legal and in consideration of myself, my friends, and my family, as well as my future).

1. WORD OF THE DAY! 10/5/13! Powder puff. POKÉLEAKS #1


The last article I posted before a busy weekend was on the latest Pokémon info and some leaked info in the form of the final forms of the Generation 6 starters. After reviewing the results, I'm Team Chespin!

WORD OF THE DAY! 10/8/13!

yep [yep]
adverb, noun
1. Yes.

virality [vahy-ral-ih-tee]
1. The tendency of an image, video, piece of information, or idea to be circulated rapidly and widely throughout the Internet, from user to user; the quality of being viral.

EX. In King of the Hill, "yep" is often used as a term of satisfaction. In Poké-King-of-the-Mon-Hill!, there is a whole lot of yep in the crossover I have been waiting to see since the Hills went to Japan and discovered Hank has a half-Japanese brother that makes robot parts and robot accessories.

The fact that this video is going to ride on a wave of shares into the upper echelons of web virality thanks to it's perfect storm of riding the Pokémon X & Y/Origins hype bandwagon and the depravity of viewers like me and you. Also, El Cid really outdid himself with this one. Congrats and "BIRD!"

Monday, October 7, 2013


First up, I'm glad to get a chance to talk about The Simpsons, considering it is a good gateway drug into the booming animated sitcom genre that Fox built in the 90s and Adult Swim propped up in the 00's & it's one of my favorite shows of all time. There certainly is a dip in quality, here and there, due to a variety of reasons like the idea that jamming as many flavor of the week celebrity guest stars and pop culture into the show as possible makes the show more relevant instead of making it seem dated after a few weeks.

Regardless (because Lisa taught a lot of us that "irregardless" isn't a word), it is still a classic series capable of producing gems like the couch gag for the latest Treehouse of Horror episode courtesy of horror film director Guillermo Del Toro. What's your favorite reference in the gag?

Also, JONTRON IS BACK! (If you didn't know). And with Jontron's return to the subscription feeds of many a youtuber and into the hearts of many a new fan with his wacky montage of reviewing Hercules themed games. With that, atpunk  decided to celebrate the occasion with a delightful new remix of Jontron shuffling about his New York apartment. Thanks atpunk. Thatpunk.

And let's finish up with the first video that Brad Neely, creator of China, IL and Wizard People, Dear Reader, has posted on his youtube channel in 4 years. His brand of animated chicanery in the style somewhere between comic strip and picture book has always tickled my fancy (it also helps by bribing me by having a main character be a history professor) & I think you'll find some awesome stuff that has held up remarkably well over the last half a decade. 

I'm excited by everything Queeblo represents as a twenty-something piece of the "American dream".

WORD OF THE DAY! 10/7/13!

RAM [ram]
1. Acronym. "Random-access memory"; computer memory available to the user for creating, loading, or running programs and for the temporary storage and manipulation of data, in which time of access to each item is independent of the storage sequence. As a storage medium, RAM is volatile, so its contents are lost when the power fails or is turned off.

EX. How much RAM does your computer hold, random internet nerd? I hold an entire flock of Ferpinshire Grey Wools hostage under the hood of my desktop. Sometimes, especially when I play games on Ultra High quality, you can hear them screaming. Ssstttsstt.