Music of the Month, late on everything edition

AH, music. Usually I think a theme beforehand, about a week or two and plan it out properly. Now I’m just completely bringing in nothing of worth. So, nothing out of ordinary CRAM IT WESS.

Anyway, lessee. I must’ve listened something pretty good as of late that could give me a theme. Nope, nothing good on my playlist history!

In cases like this, I just hit random on my “Listen these sometimes” folder. My original song would’ve been Communication Gap, but goddamn ‘tube failed me again

If you’re wondering, I am few beers and glasses of whisky in this evening, so the stream  of consciousness and grammar may be somewhere out there out of my reach, and my editor, whenever she wants to get back to work, will crucify me, ’cause goddammit.

But some more personal jargon out of the way. I’ve been working on few projects all summer, and nothing has come from them. I’m almost literally being faced by a goddamn wall of blank, and I’ve got deadlines in few weeks. So, until those are sorted out, I may have to drop posting for once per week. If I was jobless, I could update this every day, but in that case I might as well start asking for money, but screw that. This is a hobby, not a work for me and I simply refuse to start making money on things people enjoy me doing.

OK, that may be a bit bad philosophy but let’s just stick that with the block and stick other things to other holes, ‘kay?

Secondly, the third podcast will be late because of the same projects being pushed closer and things need to be ready faster. Gotta pick priorities. Those who have been listening to those, do give some feedback because it’s really damn hard to deduce what we’re (as in I) doing wrong just by the amount of listeners. Sure, we could just speak of Muv-Luv, âge, ixtl and Degica all day long and have Evan sing songs like a pro (that’s an idea) while I caw like a goddamn shot crow with him. But then, it would be pretty much unrelated shit when it comes to this blog, the initial five are just to test waters here. After that, I will make a separate page, most likely somewhere in this blog, where all updates are then made. You’d better be following shit on Twitter or Souncloud for updates when we re-launch it. I promise I try to plan everything better in the future, edit things better and speak more coherent goddamn English. I know I flubber everywhere and my voice is grating, but that’s why I’ll make all other people talk more. Ha!

Anyways, I hope you liked the first three ones. I had no idea what the hell I was doing during the first two, and I barely knew what the hell I was doing during the third one. Here’s hoping for the fourth! Cheers!

I usually do some sort of handicraft projects on the side, and if there’s any interest in them, I could post some pictures with some sort of descriptions and guidelines. These would range from how to tie a yarn to a half a litre glass mug’s ear, how to make a hammock for your feet while you’re working or how to install a new board under your kitchen sink because your shitty janitor never fixed the water damaged piece he promised six damn months ago.  If you’d like that idea, drop a comment or just like this post. If not, then… well, scream bloody hell at me on Twitter for not doing any work.

After I hit 700 games on my library (digitals excluded) I pretty much ran out of room to house them. Next to the few thousands books I have (most of them are in garage because of no room), models and âge altar, the space I have is more than a bit limited. I need to build some kind of rotary system or a miniature record cabinet where to stash my stuff. Not that there has been any games that have been must buy lately, and with the Muv-Luv /Alternative Kickstarter upcoming, the dough needs to flow to my account, not to import stores. Why import stores? Because the games we have here on the shelf are still at high price. Goddamn Mario Kart DS sits at 40€, Starfox 64/Lylat Wars 3D sits at full 60€ and so on. So, you can imagine that local prices don’t really come down until they’ve been shelfwarming for multiple years, but there are some exceptions. Lollipop chainsaw is something like 9,90€, but it looks more or less something that I’d enjoy five minutes and then just throw a boot at it. I’ve started to select games a bit more careful, because random OH THIS LOOKS CHEAP attitude netted me uselessly large PS2 game collection collection.

And goddamn I want to drink C.C. Lemon. If any of you know where to buy import sodas in Europe, drop me a link willya?

I need some water and something distracting.

Music of the Month; Futashika Tashika

Have I ever told you how difficult it is to choose a song every month? Despite these being more or less rants without any solid theme or anything similar, the music I introduce tends to have some sort of relevance and isn’t just a random selection. Most of the time. Still, any and all songs are absolutely something I personally enjoy. I don’t know whether or not this selfish approach tells anything outside that I really don’t stick with one type of music too much.

Anyway, to the music!

Give other Go!Go!7188 songs a try too. They have an excellent cover of Cutie Honey

 I want to give a shoutout to a RadioDrome special, where Josh Hadley has a very interesting and quite in-depth interview with none other than Buzz Dixon. Dixon worked on multiple cartoon and comics throughout the years, the likes of Thundarr the Barbarian, Transformers, Jem and G.I. Joe, plus whole lot more I’m not even properly aware of. It’s an excellent piece to listen for numerous pop-culture trivias that pop-up, but also just to hear the passion Hadley and Dixon share, but also how the industry has been run. Other than that, I recommend giving both RadioDrome and Lost in the Static a try, as they’re both pretty damn swell radioshows to listen while going to work or otherwise. A fair warning is in place thou, as Hadley has very, very strong opinions on certain matters, to say the least.

I’ve started to work fully on certain projects, so I apologise beforehand if the quality of the blog has dropped recently or will have posts with lesser content. I need to prioritise other things first, as blogging isn’t my job. If it would be, you’d see one or two posts per day. Possibly more.

I’m not satisfied how the last month’s review on the Shiranui Second Phase 3 turned out. It will be revised further when I have enough free time to sit down properly and work with it, as I simply forgot certain important tidbits in my hurry and didn’t even write a proper closure. As it stands now, it’s not even a mediocre review in my eyes. I’d estimate that I’ll revise it sometimes by the end of the month or so, but knowing me that estimation is off by six months. It may be better for me to revise it little by little.

Despite my own busy schedule (aren’t I always?), I have plans to return on TSF posts. If you hate when I talk about fictional giant robots, sorry. I intend to use pre-existing graphs of some of the more popular TSFs and their real world fighter plane sources to point out how the plane elements have been introduced to the design. It’s sort of old thing, but it has been on my to-do list for… few years now. Better later than never, right? My aim really is to write somewhat comprehensive design comparison, which requires some time, so it’ll be done unit by unit, and we’ll start with the more popular or easier ones. I’ll most likely be completely selfish and start with Su-47 Berkut.

Speaking of Muv-Luv, a mobage was released based on the franchise recently. It being your run of the mill browser based game on your smartphone, it’s not very good. Nevertheless, I keep tapping the screen on my almost broken HTC while doing something else. Hell, I’m tapping the screen while writing all of this in order to advance in the Missions/Quests, so there’s most likely more typos and language errors than usual. Then again, I already got the Common Hayase card, so I’m sort of content.

Somebody thought that I had moved on from Muv-Luv on 4chan. I heartily laughed at that
Somebody thought that I had moved on from Muv-Luv on 4chan. I heartily laughed at that

Another post that was actually requested from me was to make a comparison between Kimi ga Nozomu Eien characters and their BETAverse counterparts. It’s something that I’d like to do, but as always time is of the essence. I really need to start writing these bit by bit rather than in one go, like I usually do.

From matters to other, we live an era where childhood heroes and icon are dying. This is something certain generations have to face, and at the same time we have to realize that we need to allow the younger ones to have their own things. Even Leonard Nimoy wanted Zachary Quinto his own room to embrace Spock as his role and character he could work with. We, the older generations, will always have the past stories and products. Those can’t be ever taken away. However, at the same time we need to allow the younger generation to have their own heroes and icons. As much as we may hate certain people producing entertainment or other products, what we love has been opposed by the older generations.

Personally I will not hold the 3DS Langrisser reboot in any negative light because it’s not any of the older games. It has been long time enough since the last proper Langrisser game, and the new generation that are introduced to the world of Langrisser do not have to know anything that has been. They can research that later on and experience the past games if they so choose, but it is not demand or expected of them. I would say that it would be good to know about the past of the franchise if you’re going to discuss about Langrisser as a whole with a fan of the series, but that’s sort of beside the point. The point is, we can’t be stuck on the past, and we as the older generations need to embrace new things as well, rather than stifle the change.

 Dammit, I should’ve put some Jem songs up this month. Oh well, there’s always the next one, unless I go and die.