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Hello! Also, Words About a Word

Hi everyone, my name is John Sato, and it looks like I’m the latest blogger to catch the Mushy bug! (Get it? ‘Cause a bug is like a virus, and “Mushy” sounds like “mushi” which is Japanese for “bug,” and. . .forget it.) I will supposedly be making the occasional post here on O-NEW, and since Mushy pretty much gave me free reign of topic, I guess you can probably expect something on anime, video games, and/or writing/grammar from me at some point.

Jumping right in to the post at hand, an otaku, for those of you who don’t know, is basically a huge fan of anime culture, probably on the adult side age-wise. The definition is a little more complex, of course, but for the most part, it’s basically the Japanese equivalent of a brony, if that helps (though bronies only apply to one show, whereas otaku are fans of any number). It’s a social stigmata: most otaku are already in or are entering adulthood, and yet they’re still watching cartoons. How weird is that? Cartoons are for kids. See, on either side of the Pacific, that seems to be the general thought process. Whether you’re in Japan or elsewhere, whether you’re called an otaku or a nerd or a brony, you are a cultural oddity. Obviously, the backlash and judgment differs from country to country, but in the end you’re the strange one, the one that’s different, no matter where you are. Mushy’s excellent post (yeah, I like O-NEW posts, I know I’m weird) from a couple of weeks ago went over some of this territory, so I feel that I don’t really need to discuss it any more here.

Here’s the weird thing about it, though; people brand themselves as otaku. Think about that for a second. People willingly give themselves a social stigma; they want to have it. Why? Why would someone intentionally want to be different (in a bad way)? I feel the answer lies in how you view the word. See, you can view “otaku” as an insult of sorts; I mean, it kind of is. But there are a couple of other ways you can look at the term, too. The first is as a challenge, of sorts. “I watch cartoons at 29, and I’m proud of it!” That kind of thing. By using it to identify yourself, you broadcast a message of your hobbies, and show you’re ready to stand up for them.

The second main view is in stark contrast to this conflict-ready approach, though I suppose they can also go hand in hand quite easily. By calling yourself an otaku, you’re telling everyone that you watch cartoons. That includes other otaku. You’re broadcasting an entirely different message. This one is sort of like, “Hey, you watch weird foreign cartoons? So do I! Don’t worry, I understand what it’s like.” You become part of a subculture, a community, whose purpose is more to build camaraderie and a sense of belonging than it is to actively defend the hobbies you share.

Either way, though, the thing that really interests me here is how the meaning of the word (or words, if you want to include the other terms) can change so drastically from person to person, even as the definition stays the same. An otaku is always an anime fan, no matter who says it. But whether it’s a positive term or a negative one depends almost entirely on how the speaker wants to use it.

tl;dr Otaku is a versatile word and oh lord Mushy is going to kill me I didn’t use capital letters for large amounts of this oh lord oh lord


New Persons

Mushy here.

So yes, I’ve recovered from my fever, and thus I have stopped feverishly composing horrid puns. However, what I have done was solicitously exasperate a real-life friend and solicitously beg a fake-life friend to write for O-New. They might say otherwise, but believe me! I never tell lies! Really! Seriously! I’ll stop with these exclamation marks as soon as you acknowledge that this is facetious!

Without further ado: their self-introductions! It’s less lengthy than previous ones, but oh well, you know me, I make people do things they don’t want to do and they feel really sad afterwards

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Steins;Gate: Oukoubakko no Poriomania [Completed]

So, as my first actual post as a guest poster, I’m going to write about a particular episode of Steins;Gate that not too many people would care about. Why? Because it’s a test to see if I can write about anything decently, as I don’t know if I can.

I’m actually almost certain that I’m a guest poster here for the sole purpose of Mushy DISMANTLING MY POST AND CRUSHING MY DREAMS WHILST PUBLICLY HUMILIATING ME EVERY TIME I WRITE A SINGLE WORD, but w/e.


The gist of this episode

THIS IS FOUR DAYS LATE»


Might be a dinosaur related post:Long-name-manga and why people are are dumb

Have you heard of the manga “Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui!” ? I bet you did.If not, here’s some info on what’s it about:

It’s about a girl[Kuroki Tomoko] who sucks at social activities.

There. That should be enough information for you to get the idea about it.

No, I am not going to write a review about it. There are already plenty of these flying all over the internet. For my first post in O-Phew, I decided to write about people’s reaction/opinions of “Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui!”.

Bow down to your new ~Roar

Now ,there are people who dislike the manga. That’s pretty normal, because there are always people who doesn’t like anything/things and I respect this. [No I don’t! Those people’s opinion is wrong and…they should be put to taxidermy.] It’s fine really! I haven’t seen a manga/anime without any mistakes in it, so it’s pretty natural that there are people who doesn’t like “Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui!”.

Alright, alright…the second type of people are probably the worst kind of people.What I’m talking about are the people who compare themselves with the MAIN character in the Manga.[~Tomo ~Tomo]Why the hell would someone compare themselves with a drawn-girl-character? That’s just stupid.Like there are these people who goes:

“I know how ~Tomo ~Tomo feels! I don’t have any friends at all too”. -followed by ;_; , T_T , or _T-T_

But…Tomoko has a friend.It’s only one, but it’s still something.So what? People these days need to have billion of friends to count as a “social” persons? HA!

There were of course ” Dat feel when relate to her I” and “This Manga reminds me of how stupid my life is” + “LoL I suck at life too”[Way the go usage of LoL]

Why are people doing this? Into what kind of freaks they have turned into? Forums and blogs all over the internet are filled with this crap!Should we blame the author? Nope.The author worked hard(?) to make a pretty entertaining Manga like this. <<<It was created for this purpose.Not for a reason to bitch about how your life has turned you into a public toilet.[<<< Mushy is probably going to fix this and ban me for life. Don’t do it man I love you!]Manga is made so we can enjoy it as an activity<reading> in our free(?) time. Sadly,some people does not share my point of view,but who cares?

It's the Emperor's fault!

…and there were those who decided that Tomoko would be a perfect “Rape Victim”. Those people are awesome.


You see a pretentious guy. You want to PUNCH HIM ON THE FACE.

Hey, everybody. This is your desperate despotic director, Mushyrulez, dictating.

Thank you, everyone, for your INTENSE cooperation in not killing me for spamming these recruiting posts around twitter ten times a day for ten days. I didn’t know that this many people actually read my blog. I suppose ‘my blog’ doesn’t work anymore, since now, we’ve grown to a BIG BLOG of one full-time blogger and three bloggers-who-will-probably-not-post-more-than-a-post-a-fortnight. So, I’m really thankful to all you readers of O-NEW (which is STILL NOT AN ANIME BLOG jeez gosh) for your NON-NEGATIVE reaction to these posts.

tl;dr: let’s let a pretentious guy make his first post. I want to PUNCH HIM ON THE FACE.

Click to punch»


AN O-NEW CHALLENGER HAZ APPEAR’D and OTHER STUFFZ(ORZ)

[MUSHYHIJACK: I really need to stop micromanaging this blog :< Also, this is already too many 
authors to handle so :< once again. This post is unedited in any form whatsoever, save the next
 picture that he already drew for us. Yay. Also formatting screwed up.]

Hey, this is a new contrib here at O-New. As you will see if you took that effort to scroll down the
page to the bottom of this post, this post is by "houraiguy" (would have been HouraiGuy if WordPress
had let it, altho come to think of it HouraiSaigyouji is pretty cool too).
So, I kinda look like (not rly, but I need an avatar other than the the picture of Heaven's Punishment
"Star of David" (Touhou 6: EoSD Stage 6 Normal Boss: Remilia Scarlet: First Spellcard)

Do not compare me to Hourai, the doll. ):/

...That's a scoped SMG there. Kinda like a chainsaw with a laser pointer =.= I like watching videos on YOUTUBE and on YOUTUBE I watch videos of walkthroughs of games. Specifically, SSoHPKC walkthrus. Mostly I'll be posting things that are not being done by the other ppl. I only have a Wii, and on the Wii I only have 4 games, if you count Wii Sportz as a game. So, addressing the "OTHER STUFFZ(ORZ)" in the title up there, I am ranting about Wii Sportz and how it is considered a game and why it should not be considered a game. WII SPORTS AND WHY IT SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A GAME First off, WS has exactly 7 modes. That's it. Half or MORE of these SUCK. Mode 1: Tennis. Tennis sucks because of rather CRAPPY motion controls. Also, you can't even control the movements of your Mii. They just CALMLY walk their _ _ _ es up to the ball as it goes bouncebouncebounce and such. Motion control is not really a problem until you start facing "pro" rating CPUs. Ridiculous, ridiculous. Basically all of it is "Time your swing right, and swing right", due to the fact that there is one control method: swing Wiimote to swing racket. The timing window is waaaay too big; and I play as controlling both players on my side of the court (O.o), which gives me another freaking chance, which gets lost after the pro CPUs come up. Mode 2: Baseball. Baseball is basically doing two things: Pitching and batting. No running. No catching. BS? Indeed. Batting is pretty much all about timing and angles; it's like tennis with a much smaller window of time and more emphasis for angles. Also, the fielders are REALLY good at catching stuff. Pitching allows you to choose 4 different types of pitches: Fast straight pitch (fastball), slow straight pitch (dropper, I think), medium pitch that curves towards batter, and medium pitch curving away from batter. The hardest part is really only the batting. Your fielders are beast :D Mode 3: Golf. This is actually okay (read: DOESN'T SUCK). The motion sensor, as always, is rather over-sensitive, but this doesn't start affecting gameplay until you reach the area where you need to use the putting thing. Mode 4: Bowling. Also okay for me, although my friends have trouble with the fact that the ball has a tendency to curve. As the motion sensing is more of a gimmick in this mode, positioning is key. Funnily enough, I suck at actual bowling. Mode 5: Boxing. This SUCKS. I used to like it, but that was when I was actually winning when I went all crazed-monkey-on-drugs-doing-spazzification-while-holding-onto-Wii-mote-with-Wii-chuk against the CPU. Jesus, that was funny. Aiming your punches is very difficult, and movement is kinda imprecise. Time ticks away at very fast speeds, and the KO system is really luck-based. I like how if you dodge punches well, there's some slow-mo effects which also appear when you do some powerful punches. Mode 6: Practice. A set of exercises that practice your skills in the above five modes. Some variants. OK. I kinda like the bowling activity where there's like 150 pins in some rounds :D Mode 7: Training. Picks three random exercises from the Practice mode and you do them. Sucks because 3 of the different categories for the practice activities suck., and randomness SUCKS even more. As many will prolly agree, Wii Sports is more of a demonstration of the Wii's abilities (yes I am quoting this out of something, I just don't know where) than an actual game. Twilight Princess is a game. Super Mario Galaxy (2) is a game. Wii Sports is NOT a game. And then, we move onto Wii Sports Resort. -.- I don't own WSR, as it happens, but from what I've seen it IS a game, but it isn't really worth the price. WSR is 50 bucks, but comes with a BONUS ATTACHMENT that uses the nunchuk slot that "helps detect motions". If you ask me, the "motion plus" attachment is just an excuse to jack up the price. Frankly, the price should be $25 to $35. Hell, I don't even know if the motions are INTERPRETTED any better. Although the Lightsaber duelling thing looks cool: I kinda think it sound similar to boxing up there. Heck, Nintendo, here's an idea free of charge (lol Yahtzee style- see Zero Punctuation: Phantom Hourglass): How 'bout you make a "power pack" that includes Wii Fit, Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, 2 Wiimotes, 2 Nunchuks, 2 motion plus attachments, the Balance Board, the two plastic coats that go on top of the 'motes (not gonna say the nickname, as it happens to be named after a certain plastic object used by males), and a Wii. Why not throw in a plastic coat for the balance board, anyway? So you stuff that shipt together, and you sell it for $425. Easy peasy. Then you send me that bundle free. =D

Title: AN O-NEW CHALLENGER HAZ APPEAR’D and OTHER STUFFZ(ORZ)

Hey, this is a new contrib here at O-New. As you will see if you took that effort to scroll down the page to the bottom of this post, this post is by “houraiguy” (would have been HouraiGuy if WordPress had let it, altho come to think of it HouraiSaigyouji is pretty cool too).

So, I kinda look like (not rly, but I need an avatar other than the the picture of Heaven’s Punishment “Star of David” (Touhou 6: EoSD Stage 6 Normal Boss: Remilia Scarlet: First Spellcard)

(Onew Self Portrait)

Caption: [i]Do not compare me to Hourai, the doll. ):/[/i]

I like watching videos on YOUTUBE and on YOUTUBE I watch videos of walkthroughs of games. Specifically, SSoHPKC walkthrus. Mostly I’ll be posting things that are not being done by the other ppl.

I only have a Wii, and on the Wii I only have 4 games, if you count Wii Sportz as a game.

So, addressing the “OTHER STUFFZ(ORZ)” in the title up there, I am ranting about Wii Sportz and how it is considered a game and why it should not be considered a game.

WII SPORTS AND WHY IT SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A GAME

First off, WS has exactly 7 modes. That’s it. Half or MORE of these SUCK.

Mode 1: Tennis. Tennis sucks because of rather CRAPPY motion controls. Also, you can’t even control the movements of your Mii. They just CALMLY walk their _ _ _ es up to the ball as it goes bouncebouncebounce and such. Motion control is not really a problem until you start facing “pro” rating CPUs. Ridiculous, ridiculous. Basically all of it is “Time your swing right, and swing right”, due to the fact that there is one control method: swing Wiimote to swing racket. The timing window is waaaay too big; and I play as controlling both players on my side of the court (O.o), which gives me another freaking chance, which gets lost after the pro CPUs come up.

Mode 2: Baseball. Baseball is basically doing two things: Pitching and batting. No running. No catching. BS? Indeed. Batting is pretty much all about timing and angles; it’s like tennis with a much smaller window of time and more emphasis for angles. Also, the fielders are REALLY good at catching stuff. Pitching allows you to choose 4 different types of pitches: Fast straight pitch (fastball), slow straight pitch (dropper, I think), medium pitch that curves towards batter, and medium pitch curving away from batter. The hardest part is really only the batting. Your fielders are beast :D

Mode 3: Golf. This is actually okay (read: DOESN’T SUCK). The motion sensor, as always, is rather over-sensitive, but this doesn’t start affecting gameplay until you reach the area where you need to use the putting thing.

Mode 4: Bowling. Also okay for me, although my friends have trouble with the fact that the ball has a tendency to curve. As the motion sensing is more of a gimmick in this mode, positioning is key. Funnily enough, I suck at actual bowling.

Mode 5: Boxing. This SUCKS. I used to like it, but that was when I was actually winning when I went all crazed-monkey-on-drugs-doing-spazzification-while-holding-onto-Wii-mote-with-Wii-chuk against the CPU. Jesus, that was funny. Aiming your punches is very difficult, and movement is kinda imprecise. Time ticks away at very fast speeds, and the KO system is really luck-based. I like how if you dodge punches well, there’s some slow-mo effects which also appear when you do some powerful punches.

Mode 6: Practice. A set of exercises that practice your skills in the above five modes. Some variants. OK. I kinda like the bowling activity where there’s like 150 pins in some rounds :D

Mode 7: Training. Picks three random exercises from the Practice mode and you do them. Sucks because 3 of the different categories for the practice activities suck., and randomness SUCKS even more.

As many will prolly agree, Wii Sports is more of a demonstration of the Wii’s abilities (yes I am quoting this out of something, I just don’t know where) than an actual game. Twilight Princess is a game. Super Mario Galaxy (2) is a game. Wii Sports is NOT a game.

And then, we move onto Wii Sports Resort. -.-

I don’t own WSR, as it happens, but from what I’ve seen it IS a game, but it isn’t really worth the price. WSR is 50 bucks, but comes with a BONUS ATTACHMENT that uses the nunchuk slot that “helps detect motions”. If you ask me, the “motion plus” attachment is just an excuse to jack up the price. Frankly, the price should be $25 to $35. Hell, I don’t even know if the motions are INTERPRETTED any better. Although the Lightsaber duelling thing looks cool: I kinda think it sound similar to boxing up there.

Heck, Nintendo, here’s an idea free of charge (lol Yahtzee style- see Zero Punctuation: Phantom Hourglass): How ’bout you make a “power pack” that includes Wii Fit, Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, 2 Wiimotes, 2 Nunchuks, 2 motion plus attachments, the Balance Board, the two plastic coats that go on top of the ‘motes (not gonna say the nickname, as it happens to be named after a certain plastic object used by males), and a Wii. Why not throw in a plastic coat for the balance board, anyway? So you stuff that shipt together, and you sell it for $425. Easy peasy.


Introduction to a new member of the O-New TEAM!

Mushyhijack: [I’m gone tomorrow for something, so I just had to post this cause it was already up. Sorry yuchoy if you were hoping on editing it a bit :heh:]

So hello everyone,

I’m yuchoy, also known as Extoria. I’m joining O-New as a contributor, but maybe eventually I’ll turn into an author.

Anyways for people who don’t know what a yu choy is, it is:

er…so yeah that’s the basic idea on what I look like.

Anyways, as a first post, I’m going to do a video review (that I, as in Mushy, because I have mysteriously hijacked this post as I am the all-ruling all-seeing administrator of this feeble blog [/pride] have not come up with an acronym yet because the original writer of this post which wasn’t Mushy but some guy introduced above failed to come up with an acronym that I could create an acronym out of and so I (as Mushy) am obliged to hijack this post) I recently went through Youtube, and found the Top Rated videos section. At the top of the list, I found “Top Ten Biggest and Best Jumps Ever” In a nutshell, it’s a montage of people who (in my opinion) hate their life, thus attempt to kill themselves, but fail at it, and then becomes an internet sensation, thus making their life better and livable. I mean, jumping out of a plane wearing nothing but shorts? (no parachute) You probably don’t know what I’m talking about,  but that’s because you haven’t watched the video! Oh and if you haven’t watched it, don’t read on cuz its a SPOILER ALERT! Go to the link below to watch it.

Link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqhlfz9GQPE

So I’ll be reviewing the ten jumps

10.There was nothing extremely suicidal about this jump, but the jump overall was beautifully done, and he was quite professional, so…er…good job.

9.My first reaction to when I saw this was…LOLWUT? So let’s summarize. You have…a guy wearing nothing but red shorts, jumping out of a plane, drinking a can of Red Bull, and has no PARACHUTE? O_o Yeah he must hate his life a lot.

8. Wow. Now that…is just plain suicide. Like seriously, imagine that guy missing the top of that arch, and smacking his head onto the top, then falling to his death. You wouldn’t even have to “FINISH HIM!” It’d just be insta-FATALITY

7.That must be a pretty scary experience, not being able to see where you’re falling down to. You’re just falling…and then omigod a huge monster pops up and eats you. Yeah thats creepy.

6.This jump in my opinion deserves to be in the number 1 spot. IS THIS GUY A FRIGGING NINJA? Forgot Keanu Reeves. This guy believes man, he believes. HE IS THE ONE. Man, I thought jumping like that only happened in the Matrix. >_>

5.I don’t really get why this one is so amazing, so if anyone knows, comment plox.

4.Double backflip. Now that is skill, and nerve.

3.FYI, this jump still holds the world record for biggest dive in the world. That takes a lot of courage to do that. I would probably shit my pants just looking down. lol but I like his hair.

2.My first reaction was that it was a flying banana, or I possibly awesomebananadancer decided to try to fly. Anyways, those guys look like banana torpedos, homing in on their targets. Maybe they could go for flying yu choys next?

1.This guy…really doesn’t like his life. Did you see his face after he got rescued? He was like “8D” “lol theres this guy slapping my faic” He is mental. You have to be crazy to jump from space. How the crud do you even think of those type of things? “oh lol I’m just going to jump high above the stratosphere and possibly I’ll land on Earth and not die” -_-.

I noticed something interesting. For jumps 10, 9, 8, and 7, they all had the Red Bull logo on it. In other words, unless you want to end up like those suicide people jumping out of planes wearing nothing but shorts, don’t drink Red Bull.

Well, er…so that’s the first post by me. :D. Hope it’s okay. K bai internet


Why hello thar

I’m awesomebananadancer. I’ll be doing O-NEG’s along with a series of other things.

There’s this animation on the internet, sorta looks like the thing above. I don’t even remotely look like that so don’t associate me with that. Thanks.

Anyway, I’ll see you around.