Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Why do I even bother with those people anymore? - A shitpost about "friends"

I really don't know why I keep going to places where I meet people from my high school. I absolutely hate going to places where I see people from high school. The worse part of it is that I'm being dragged along to these places because of my sister. Since me and my sister are twins, the people from our high school either know me, or her, or both of us. These guys are always like "Where's your brother?" "why doesn't your brother come and hang with us?" to my sister and then she comes home and drag me wherever they are and she gives me the excuse that it looks bad on her that she doesn't take me out anywhere. C'mon, if I wanted to go out somewhere, I'll go with people that I actually like. The worst part of it all is that I have to sit through it all until 1 or 2 in the morning while doing nothing because people act like I'm not even in the room, and then they have the nerve to ask those same questions again to my sister. Sure I don't go out much, but that's no reason to drag me out to meet people I have no desire to see.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Con Aftermath

So Anime North is done and surprisingly, i didn't really enjoy myself. At least, I didn't enjoy myself as much as I did compared to the previous times I went there. The panels were ok, but the one that I was pissed off about the most was the Tales of series panel. I thought it was going to be a panel for people who would want to discuss the games intelligently, but all I got were people bitching and moaning about Namco Bandai not localizing anything and how much people have such a hard-on for vesperia. The upsides to the con was that I was able to get some shit really cheap. I found Shin Megami Tensei Nocturne for 10 dollars new. Still shrink wrapped and everything. Same with Zone of Enders 2 for 30 bucks new. Some people had really really good cosplays going and thanks to one of my friends working at swiss chalet, we got a discount for 30% off. Not too bad for the 3 days I guess

Monday, May 16, 2011

the con

So today I went to my workplace to book off next weekend because I'm going to Anime North. For the America bros that read my blog, anime north is as you suspect it to be. A con. Now before you rush me with hate comments about how terrible a person I am for going to this con, here me out. I first went to this con when I was in grade 10? I guess so that was a good 6 years ago and on top of that, I didn't go alone. I went with a couple of bros. Every year I went with the same bros and we had a blast. Just recently we started to go all 3 days so it isn't really that bad if you find people to go with and stay away from the crazy "glompers" and other freaks that attend it. Usually our day consists of walking around the dealer's room for a couple of hours buying the things that you wouldn't be able to buy online without paying a premium and just being pretty laid back. We also like to go into the panels and watch the anime that are deemed by anime north as "the latest anime" and "straight from japan" even though the shows they show are from a good couple of seasons ago. We always have a good laugh from those. Then we go back to the dealer's room for more stuff and then end our evening with going to Swiss Chalet. If you are close to a con in your area, give it a try. I hope that you'll have a good time. As long as you go with people and stay away from the people that clearly say that they're crazy.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The god of thunder

So yesterday, a couple of my high school friends decided to drag me out of my dwellings to go see a movie. That movie was Thor. Since it was a Tuesday, we got the tickets for about 12 bucks which wasn't all that bad. We went to go see the movie in an AVX theater in 3D, and what was really awesome about the AVX theater was that the seats were leather and they reclined. Holy shit, they were so comfy! Movie theaters should just replace all of their seats with those because that was the most comfortable I've ever been in a movie. As for the movie itself, it's been a while since I went to the movie theaters so It was good. I give the movie a 8/10 but the thing that I was disappointed with was the 3D. It could've been alot better. Personally, if the movie wasn't half off yesterday, I wouldn't have gone. It was a good movie, but not worth the full price.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pain, Pain everywhere

I knew it was going to happen someday, but I didn't expect it to happen to me so quickly.  All I gotta say is that wisdom teeth sucks. I've been awake for three days straight thanks to this stupid thing growing in. The tooth is throbbing, my gums are swollen and I feel like shit. The worse part is that I can't get it removed because my school health insurance is finished and my family isn't that kind enough to pay the full cost of it.  I'm not looking forward to going to work tomorrow not being able to talk.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tales of Graces


I've been meaning to do this post for a while now, but I never really got around to it. Things like topics that I would find more interesting for you guys to read, or me just forgetting about it. So now that I remembered, I want to tell you guys about my experience playing my first Japanese game untranslated.

You see the whole reason that I modded my wii was to play this game. The tales series is probably one of my favorite JRPG series right now and when I heard that the new game was going to be on the wii, it convinced me to mod it. Well that was part of the reason to mod it. The other parts for me modding my wii was that the game looked so awesome, I had a horrible feeling that Namco would never localize it, and I had no money to import it at the time. So began my journey through playing this game.

I used the menu patch that I got from the official tales forum and began playing. At that time I had no knowledge of katakana, hiragana, or kanji. Just the knowledge I had from watching tons and tons of anime. I was able to get through how to battle and the title system just fine. It really helped that I played tales before so I knew the common items and their effects just by looking at the picture like life bottle, apple gel, etc. The only time that I used the spoiler-free walkthrough was when I needed help on where to go next, or if I got stuck in some stupid puzzle, but besides that, I used no help whatsoever and it was very satisfying! Thanks to my years of watching anime, I was able to comprehend (most) of the story, and from what I got out of it, It was average at best. But the game really shines not from it's story, but from it's characters as all of the tales series does. Asbel is suzaku 2.0 + I WANT TO PROTECT EVERYTHING. Hubert is Asbel's tsundere brother towards the party, Cheria is your average female herione + nagging mom, Sophie is HNNGGGGG (I'm sorry, dat Kana Hanazawa  was too much for me) Malik was the fucking awesome mentor role who can joke around once in a while, and Pascal was the lovable joker with the equally as awesome Kana Ueda for her VA.

I managed to complete the game with no major problems and clocked around 85 hours for my first playthrough. For my next playthrough, I plan on mastering all of the titles, defeat rock gagan the hard way, do all the sidequests and conquer the extra dungeon.

Tales of Graces is a really enjoyable game and is a good edition to the tales series. I would happily visit again once I finish learning hiragana and the japanese core 2000 series. Till then, I will patiently wait till Graces F comes out for the PS3. If you have the time, pick it up.

Friday, April 22, 2011


Hey guys sorry I wasn't able to post for a while, but it's mainly because of things like school and exams and whatnot. But now that it's over and done with, I'm a free man and I've been thinking of how to spend my vacation. The thing that came to mind was to finish all the games that I've put down and forgotten. It's not like I'm one of those people who buys a new game and forget the old one even existed it's just that there's so many good games and so little time. So basically I'm going to start from the old consoles and work my way up to the new ones. I'll give you an example of how much shit I have to finish.

For the ps2: Kingdom Hearts 1, Star Ocean 3, Devil may cry 3, metal gear solid 3, prince of Persia  two thrones, Persona 4, Radiata Stories, Odin Sphere. (1 more character's story)

Gamecube: Metal gear solid twin snakes, Prince of persia: warrior within.

Wii: Sonic colors, FF: Crystal Bearers, No more heroes 2, Super mario galaxy, Muramasa (Momohime's story)
The last story.

PS3: Resonance of fate, FF 13, Assassins creed 2, Valkyria Chronicles, Infamous.

360:  Tales of vesperia(at last area)  Mass Effect.

and this isn't even counting the games on my handhelds. I hope to finish at least a quarter before the summer but I think I'm off to a good start. Just yesterday I finished Bioshock.