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An Organizational Ramble

Or whatever you want to call it.

As you can see, posts are coming out less and less frequently, though the break looms ever closer and closer (a good thing!)

I blame you, Pikachu.

Or rather, a bunch of miscellaneous things that’s been eating up my time and I want to discuss here.

First of all, new tag (yet again?! How do I organize all of this?! Answer: I’ll do that when tomorrow comes, which is never.): ‘I’m Actually Early?!’ It’s for when I’ve actually /scheduled/ a post ahead of time (which was all the time last year, but now it’s what once every month? And only when I go on vacation too ._.). Hopefully I won’t have to rewrite history that often, but adding a new tag DOESN’T CHANGE ANYTHING WHY AM I EVEN BOTHERING TO HAVE A TAG SYSTEM IF TAGS DON’T DO ANYTHING

Hrmm, that’s a debatable point.

Anywho, it’s not really Pikachu that’s eating my time (Bulbasaur can vine whip him to a wall for all I care), but rather, DORF FORT-REST. I’ve been playing this every living moment I could get on the computer, even not going on Chess.com, which means that something is seriously wrong with me.

I’ll keep playing it, but only 30 minutes a day instead of four hours. Really, my life is quite sad now.

Anyways, next note:

MEGAMAN’S OP IS BETTER THAN ANYTHING ELSE THAT HAS EVER GRACED THE WORLD OF AWESOME OP-DOM.

The lyrics are so beautiful I’m almost moved to make my own poem…

…hey, wait a minute.

Why not?

Publishing a poem next, but I’ll leave it standalone, so as to write my comments here.

Y’know how generally speaking, I regurgitate my negative emotions in one pile every half-year or so? Yeah, recent days have been incredibly taxing, with numerous fights, arguments, and lack of time WHY TIME NO TIME I HATE YOU TIME I WANT MORE OF YOU TIME, so without access to the computer (or access limited to non-flashing images/black gaming screens), I decided to compose one. I’ve just realized that Music would be better renamed as Art, but I’LL DEAL WITH THAT WHEN TOMORROW COMES

The funny thing is, after I finished writing it, I realized that it might just be an actual poem. An actual poem that doesn’t show what the author is, but that shows what each person who reads it is. There’s numerous interpretations that can be found, but it really only becomes a poem when there are so many different viewpoints that I don’t even

Actually, y’know what? Real poems don’t need explanation.

They just need comprehension.

…Oh, and someone to sing it? First person to find out what the music of the poem is wins -2 respect for watching such a horrible show. People who can’t find out what the music of the poem is should drop themselves into a well off the coast of Finland if they’re even following one of the shows in the Fall season. Anyone who sings it will get +10,000 respect every day for the rest of tonight.


I’M FIRING MAH BLOGGERS

First of all, so that this can at least be classified as a link or… as something, here’s a post about the new, oh-so-sexy stats system that wordpress has been switching around every week for like the past 500 years.

Anywho, a bunch of stuff is happening. As some of you know, hourai and I went off to camp yesterday and the day before, but Choy/abd didn’t make a post.

Choy really hasn’t made that many posts (around a dozen), and abd’s sick/has higher priorities cough cough gaming cough cough reading manga cough cough. Hourai posts in spurts.

Thusly, I am demoting everyone to the status of contributors.

This really doesn’t do anything because they’ll still post regularly.

BUT IT MAKES ME FEEL MORE ELITIST DEAL WITH IT


One Year Anniversary

FINAL EDIT: No more editing, but just found out; 12.8 English Patch v.1.00 has been RELEASED by Gensokyo.org today! :D IT’S OBVIOUSLY A COINCIDENCE THOUGH. Have nice non-#CirnoDay’s, people~


From Danbooru

Bet ya thought this was gonna be a CIRN⑨ DAY TWENTY TEN YEAH YEAH YEAH post, didn’t ya?

Well, it is.

But other than Cirno’s awesomeness, there’s also one more thing that’s happening today…

It’s ta one year anniversary of this blog.


If ya wondering why I’m always using Danbooru (image link), pixiv’s login protocol fails :<

“Wait what?!” ya might say. “But, Mushy, ta obvious first post was in January, and even then that wasn’t really a post, cause ya only started ta post-a-day crap in February!”

Yeah, yeah. Ya see, there’s a meaning behind all that.

MORE BIRTHDAYS TA CELEBRATE THUS MORE CAKE

Actually, there’s not any climax, point, or meaning; they’re just random dates.

“But wait! How do we know ya just not lying ta make yaself feel superior to all ta newfag blogs?”

Easily.

Well, I may have created this on ta 10th, but I have proof that I have had 10 views on ta 10th. Thusly, ya can then assume I created this on ta 9th.


I’m too lazy ta photoshop it, so just rest on my word :V

So then, because I want ta reminisce on ta old days, here’s a brief summary of what happened between September the 9th and January the 13th:

…nothing.

O-New started out as a gaming design project between me and five other people. Needless ta say, what with my poor leadership and all that (cough cough not pointing ta more current drama in Ichigos Web Symphony or anything :V :V :V), that failed.

I originally posted a bit for this ta become a development blog, but after ta group disbanded… well, nothing happened.

I completely forgot about ta blog.

In January I unearthed it, but realized I lacked motivation ta constantly update it, thus another fall.

Finally, in February I revived it fully, and since then we have had at least one post a day, and two posts during ta summer months.

Thusly, more spam ta spam ya with :P

I’d summarize what happened between February and now, but I’ll do that during ta /next/ anniversary; after all, as I said, two birthdays = twice ta cake.

Finally, there’s probably one last question ya guys have.

“What happened to ta old posts?! I WANT TA SEE HOW SUCKILY YA WROTE BACK THEN :V”

Yeah…


Danbooru Link

I reject your history and substitute my own.

And that’s ya history lesson for today.

In other news;

Nothing is happening with ta blog design. Unfortunately. Oh well, simplicity/minimalisticity is fine… (unless ya guys don’t think so)

We will release a post a day from now on. Ya know, ta lessen ta spam and all that? Yeah. Also, since I can only go on ta computer for like half an hour each day (as opposed ta seven)…

>:|

To conclude; I made this post up in like five minutes so it’s screwy; this blog is oooooooooooooooold but not as in ooooooooooold with content but like oooooooooooold with dust; Keine likes ta kill history/reality/whatever.

Finally…

HAPPY CIRNO DAY~!


(Link)

More Cirno Day crap:


^ Which reminds me, Cirno x Yuki-Onna OTP

^ Actually, I don’t foresee many Cirno Day special videos (after all, there’s still two days until it’s completely passed). These are just random Cirno-related videos I see popping up in my subscriptions. And I still don’t have a pixiv account. :<

^ marisaface.jpg


Let’s Just Try to Get This Organized

I’ve deleted all stupid posts. >:(
I’m not sure whether or not the YuChoy one is true.
But argh can’t you guys have any semblance of organization :<

awesomebananadancer will not be posting until like August 6th due to an exam.

yuchoy will not be posting till an undefined period of time as right now, he is in California.

Houraiguy will also probably not be posting until mid-August due to vacation leave.


Personal Profiles

[Mushyhijack: wait what are you doing :/]

Alright, so the authors from O-new will be making personal profiles about themselves. However, we need your help to pick questions (because we’re obviously stupid and incompetent).

Basicallt, in the comment box, write a question you want each of us (or some of us) to answer.


Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin 1

[Notice: Added fanart page! Not that there’s going to be any for a long time to come. Thanks again, flare~ Also, for some reason strikethroughs now work – but only in HTML edit mode. Oh well, the only problem with HTML edit mode is the crap wordpress throws on images. We’d better sort that out one of these days…]

"We're sponsored by Sony. We can bribe whoever's chasing you."

OCCULT ACADEMY is about an OCCULT ACADEMY. Actually, it’s about some person running away from an EVIL BAT. The guy’s a pyrokinesiser, which means he can LEVITATE FIRE. Not that that does anything. Anyways, he doesn’t have HAX SIGN: BURN EVERYTHING so he has to TELEPOT out. UNFORTUNATELY HE HAS NO TELEPOT TO TELESMOKE so he actually needs to telePORT out.

"Sorry. You must be a Level 30 Ice/Lightning Wizard to use Teleport."

SO HE DIES.
:/

It is revealed he is the FIFTH “ABE MINORU”, a species of HIGHLY INTELLIGENT APE-ANIMALS. THERE IS ONLY ONE “ABE MINORU” left as the US cut all of their funding; NUMBER SIX, Uchida FUMIAKI.

After an OP with so much symbolism I’m not even going to search what they mean, it is revealed that THERE IS A GAP IN THE ANIME-TOUHOU CONTINUUM ALLOWING AYA TO EXIST HERE

In Gensokyo, tengu demons say they saw YOU! AND THEY WRITE THAT IN NEWSPAPERSSSSSSS

Anyways, A PERSON goes up to Mt. Minakamiyama WHERE THERE IS A SCHOOL called WALDSTEIN Academy but everyone calls it… THE OCCULT ACADEMY. YOU WEREN’T EXPECTING THAT, WERE YOU? HUH? HUH?!

…;_;

"They call it... the hall of INFINITE STAIRS. Yeah, that didn't sound as good as I expected it to..."

The PERSON is greeted by A vice-PRINCIPAL known as KAWASHIMA, who reveals that THE PERSON’S NAME is Kawashiro KAPPA Kumashiro MAYA and that her DAD, Kumashiro JUN’ICHIROU… DIED. And they are currently HOSTING HIS FUNERAL.

:/

Anyways, they continue his funeral with a TAPE they found of him CHANTING A SPELL TO SUMMON ANCIENT SPIRITS OF THE DEAD. …which was… er.. pretty sad because HE SUMMONED ANCIENT SPIRITS OF THE DEAD.

Before Death; After Death. Wait. It was supposed to be reversed?

Thus the principal becomes an evil, superhuman zombie and attacks A BUNCH OF PEOPLE. But MAYA HITS HIM WITH A CHAIR

...Must have been something you ate. Rather what the heck did you eat?!

AND HE FLIES BACK INTO HIS COFFIN.

Maya then decides to give a POLITICAL SPEECH about RELIGIOUS MINORITIES which happens to be COMPLETELY and UTTERLY FALSE (Gustav Waldstein, the “founder” of the school and “definer” of “occult” only exists in this anime and “Letters from the Lost: A Memoir of Discovery”).

"...I'm not k-karaoking.. I'm.. er... delivering a... p-p-political speech..! Yeah!"

Oh, did I mention there were some other characters as well? Naruse KOZUE is just some other “LOL I CAN’T FIND MY GLASSES” girl who is the friend of Kuroki AMI, who is the childhood friend of MAYA. AMI decides to go find “HELP”, and brings along OCCULT DOWSER JK (who looks nothing like what you’d expect a (T)K to look like), and Smile, an ENGINEER-MECHANIC person.

"SOMEONE'S ATTACKING ME I CAN'T DEFEND MYSELF MOMMY I'M SADDDDDDDDDDD"

It is revealed that in their childhood, Maya and Kozue were recruited by NASA to Reach for the Moon, but they weren’t Immortal Smoke so they sorta died in space. Yeah, that has nothing to do with the plot. Whatever.

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee~

Kozue gets INFECTED AND THIS TURNS INTO A HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD CLONE attacks the other people. Fortunately, Kozumbie still has the same weaknesses Kozue had; SHE LOST HER GLASSES

Zombies have style too.

That doesn’t stop her from ATTACKING PEOPLE, but SMILE makes her realize that SHE’S NOT ACTUALLY A ZOMBIE and is a LAMIE. Not that that has anything to do with anything. :/

"B-b-but... MOMMY! ;w;"

Finally, MAYA enters a room with her father, where they talk about stupid stuff. But, MAYA reveals the sad, sad truth: her father is dead and nothing can change that.

The lamie dies and the show is over.

Gummy worms!

The vice-principal and some tough looking guy talk about how Maya’s the principal’s daughter in preparation for what is obviously going to be the main plot-thread of the series. The second plot-thread comes when it is revealed that Maya committed suicide and drowned, upside-down, in a giant hurricane-tornado-whirlpool thing.

Spongebob couldn't even help you

But finally, the third plot-thread is revealed; after all, the main themes are Daddy Issues and Rotating Penis.

…Eh. First episode had too much information at once, too many things to think about. First, you have the time-travelling thread, which you would’ve thought would be the main thread – until it is revealed that it most likely isn’t because it’s only mentioned at the very beginning and very end. Then the occult battle scenes make you think “how is this possible?!”, and then “how much does Maya know about the occult?”.

Those are the obvious ones, but I was thinking for a while what the people in Occult Academy study. The occult? If they do, it must be pretty boring as none of them knew anything about lamies (lamiae?) when it broke out. What’s the point of that? Does Maya’s father know that the occult exists? What exactly are the “Abe Minoru”s?

Maybe first episodes are supposed to catch your attention with as many questions as possible; nevertheless, I prefer it when it starts with a single, obvious idea and then expanding on that.

Maybe that’s what happened this episode. Time travelling is the main thread, and the principal’s death etc. merely acted to introduce the characters and their abilities and provide some background on the entire anime. After the infodump (which really isn’t an infodump due to battle scenes and the like), it then goes back to the main thread: rotating penis. Er, time travelling.

Despite the confusion this episode, I’m still really looking forward to this. I’m pretty sure the next episode’s out already (making this post a week late), but before I watch that I really need an answer to the most important question of all:

Why is JK so fat?

Fractalized landscapes / Landscape terrain editors? / Or just photoshop

Link (completely unrelated)
http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/8708/1279010219437.jpg
^ List of all Twilight crossovers.

Neopets.

:/


An Organizational Voyage 12

[System Update: Revamped the About and Contact page; now fits under a nice, broad “Information” umbrella. Also, animanga list.]

The Computer

Due to a series of unexpected circumstances, some of my personal belongings have now been restricted from my access. They may now be only used at certain periods at the day, in order to maximize efficiency, a concise arrangement has to be prepared. Below is that very arrangement for your own viewing pleasure.

For people that don’t understand, I’ve simplified it to five words. Spend less time on computer.

Facebook: This internet site may only be used as a tool, if other sites/applications prove more effective or less distracting, they will be put at a higher priority. Gaming on this site is something you would only dream about, a shut-down of my account will have to be done if my self-control cannot limit this.

Kongregate: Solely games that will improve skills valuable in life will be played, an example of this is Gemcraft. Walkthroughs cannot be possibly used properly since there are RNG’s embedded into the very core of the game. You don’t hit 25 damage every time, you don’t get the specific colour gem. In addition to this, an O-NEG must be created to improve literacy.

Youtube: Only videos I’ve subscribe to may be watched, other videos will be considered distractions and will therfore be blocked. Also, the number of people I subscribe to will be reduced to no more than twenty-five. These channels may not put out daily videos, doing so will have them be removed from my subscribe list. In addition to this, these videos must have value. One I would like to point out is “jwcfree” the music is calming, while I work, it probably improves efficiency.

E-mail: The replying of emails will be continued in the fashion it as for the past two years. When creating emails, edit to make sure I do not need to create another one because I forgot something. Also, these emails should be academic or at least not junk.

Manga: This is an activity that will definitely eat up a lot of your time, just get the books instead. Then you’re not on the computer and still on the computer.

MSN: Again, it is a tool, not a toy. The statuses will not be abused, they should reflect how you are actually feeling. The “appear offline” status will be rendered useless, logging off of MSN is pretty much the same thing.

Did I by any chance miss a site/application?


Return with a Composition~

[System: For shameless promotional reasons, I have updated the left hand column! RSS and Email feeds are now on top! Feedback on whether this is better would be… appreciated. For some reason I have two RSS feeds, one at the top and one at the bottom but that shouldn’t matter. Two RSSs generate twice the visitors~]

I’m back. I’ll make announcements and other stuff in the next post cause now all I’m thinking of is compose compose compose rewrite rewrite rewrite delete delete delete compose compose compose. But there’s still links at the very bottom of the page as I’ve been away for so long :/

So, this is my second composition, like, ever, so it sucks. It’s titled “Königliche März ~ And Then the Sun Came Out” (but Finale and windows don’t support the ö and ä characters).

.mp3 (high quality)

.mid (really poor quality but tiny size)

.pdf (if you can see the notes >_>)

It’s for a composing competition, else I’d never attempt something this stupid.

So why does it say draft? Because, it’s just that – a draft. The final version will be published, uploaded, and submitted in 6 hours :/

Königliche März should mean “Royal March” or something-or-other in German. The mood doesn’t feel like that AT ALL so whatever :< If anyone knows German, please correct me.

So yeah, here’s individual instrument analysis. If you want to help me on anything (and I’d appreciate that very, very much), please comment below or on whatever forum you came from, or by email (in contacts page). But there’s honestly no reason to use email so just comment or reply.

All info courtesy of Wikipedia.

All images courtesy of Google.

All links, except if mentioned, go to a sheet music site. There’s no reason to go there, but that’s just the evidence supporting my claim that this piece is, in fact, playable. So yeah, don’t click links if you don’t want to waste your time.

Unlike some others...

Also, as here would be a GREAT time for some shameless advertising (just pray I don’t get mass-banned), subscribe to my blog in the left column, either by RSS or E-mail! A new email will be sent out every single post we make, so that your inboxes will be so full that you can’t do anything important with them!

The piccolo I’m using is tuned with lowest note D4 (one note above middle C), highest note D8 (four octaves above middle C). Measure 120/163 may seem quite fast but it is slower than arrangements of Flight of the Bumblebee, of which tempo is 184 compared to 144 for this, and still uses sixteenth-notes (around 576 notes a minute). Furthermore it is a scale so it should be able to be played pretty fast. It is a transposing instrument so a D4 is actually a D5, but the score goes down to D4.

Western concert flutes are tuned to C, lowest C4 (middle) up to approximately G7ish (but it never goes that high >_>). It doesn’t transpose (i think only contrabass and piccolo transpose, aside from Clarinet in Eb/Bb, Horn in F, Trumpet in C, etc.) Anyways, flutes are just a larger piccolo so it should be playable.

Oboe should go Bb4 to G6; this is probably the only instrument that went the entire range (C4 to G6, Bb4 noone uses :P). Most of the time it just directly copies Violin I, and it only has a sixteenth note passage once, so there shouldn’t be any problem. That has notes at approximately 416 per minute, close enough to 576 – besides, there are thirty-second notes there as well (832 per minute) and it continues for so long, yet here there’s only a short half-a-bar passage. It should be alright. God knows why I put a chord here >_>

The cor anglais/English horn is a fifth lower than the oboe, so there should be no problems either. Basically a cop of Violin II and with good reasoning too (same sound with oboe). It goes from Bb4 to G6 as well, but it’s written E4 to C6. It used to stretch to E6 so I took off the 8va, and now it goes only to G6 :D

Next are the clarinets. Eb transposes up a minor third, Bb transposes down a major second, and bass clarinet transposes an octave lower than the Bb clarinet. The range should be from E3 (obvious pun?) to G6 for bass and up to C7 for Eb and Bb. The passages should be somewhat easy to play to; unlike piccolo/flute, there are virtually no virtuoso phrases. There are 32nd notes there, and we have only 8th notes here; it’s definitely playable.

Bassoons – these are freaking soft, I can’t hear anything from them at all. It goes from Bb1 to about G4/5, but my bassoons all stay in the bass clef so it can’t go up that high. Contrabassoon transposes an octave lower, so there isn’t any major difference. There’s only one sixteenth passage, and it’s all neighbouring tones so it should be playable. Eighth notes should be easy enough. Note tempo markings (158 MM).

Horns in F should go (written) from C3 to C6. The above score has a Horn in F as well. They’re pretty soft too >_>

Trumpets in C; the first one copies the Viola while the second one is just a trumpet. :/ F#3 to C6 (C7?), so I can’t possibly bypass that range. I can’t find any music that shows how fast they can play but I’m sure they can manage.

Trombones go up to C5 (which I won’t ever reach as I’ve only composed in bass clef for these) and down to C2 (C1?). They don’t have many sixteenth notes either and this one has 302 notes/minute.

Tubas go from Eb1 to A4. I can’t possibly reach any of those. Mine doesn’t really have anything faster than eighth notes, and these go at 352 notes a minute (sixteenth notes), which is slower than 288 (eighth notes).

For Violins, they should be tuned G3-D4-A4-E5, up to A7. Violas are C3-G3-D4-A4, up to D7. Cellos tuned C2-G2-D3-A3 up to A6. Finally, the Contrabasses are written (transposing instrument) E2-A2-D3-G3, up to G4. Because there are multiple strings, particularly talented violinists should be able to play chords. Speed shouldn’t matter as there are only a few sixteenth-note passages and string players play quite fast indeed. For measures 102, 118, etc. in the contrabass, you can play the D with the A string and the F with the D string.

I originally had a pretty intensive Timpani part, but I realized; it’s really hard to play different notes on a timpani. So I completely deleted that :'( Oh well, it wasn’t very major anyways.

Next is percussion. I have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA how this works. I used to have a ton of effects, but I realized that was impractical too; so now I’m only using Splash Cymbal, Snare Drum, Crash Cymbal, Bass Drum, and the Vibra Slap. I still have no idea how this works. Any help?

Harps can go from like, C1 to G7. They can play many chords, and should be able to play quite fast. However, I can’t really hear how fast they can go so I’ll just have to live with one unplayable part…

Finally, pianos. They go the entire range so I have no idea how I can bypass that. They’re also fast enough to not warrant an image to show. Why? BECAUSE THEY’RE THE BEST INSTRUMENT

Anyways, I’ll be adding dynamic marks (which some of you may have noticed a suspicious absence of) for a while, and then I’ll publish it.

“Look forward” to a finished version in 360 minutes~(actually, 720)!

;_;

Links and Videos:

http://zeroharem.blogspot.com/2010/06/videos-para-distraerse-11-posibles.html

^ A mix of possible Touhou OPs, if it was an anime (or if ZUN wanted OPs instead of that “girls are now preparing blah blah blah blah blah”)

http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2010-06-24-n15.html

^ Internet in 2025.

^ Old video but… interesting anyways :P(ixels)

^ Yay for Akyuu videos :D

^ It’s an AMV but after that what is it I don’t even

^ Another AMV but this time it’s epic


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.


Working!! Half Season Review

System Notice: We now have a live twitterfeed with… AUTOMATIC UPDATES! Thanks to @Walfas and Twitterfeed! Follow /me/ at http://twitter.com/Mushyrulez as I am obviously better than everyone else!

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Before we begin:

FLAREDARKNIGHT WINS EVERYTHING EVERYTHING EVERYTHIIIINNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGG~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

^_^

It’s sorta stupid that we have fanart already, when there’s nothing to be a fan of yet and nothing artistic about the site. Anyways, this is going to go in some archives because it is that awesome. Thanks again, flare~!

…So, this is an anime half season review. The tag “Anime Post” is for episode-by-episode posts, and “Anime Half Season Review” is a review of an anime every 6 episodes, because I don’t have enough time (read: too lazy) to write one every episode, the anime is an old one so writing one every episode would be pointless, or it’s one that I’ve started watching later in the season.

For Working!!, it’s the third scenario. I started watching everything in the middle of the season, so I didn’t really have time to catch up on every series.

And thus begins the VERY FIRST ANIME HALF SEASON REVIEW WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Basically, this anime is about…

…working.

!! (because every anime /needs/ exclamation marks)

There are people who work in a restaurant whose name is VERY VERY CAREFULLY CONCEALED, so I have CIRCLED it for your CONVENIENCE

At least it's not Wcdonalds

And then one day they realize THEY DON’T HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE

AND SO THEY SEND SOMEONE OUT TO RECRUIT PEOPLE

O-New's looking for new writers~! (No, we're not)

And so by asking random strangers on the street, she finds someone called awesomebananadancer Takanashi SOUTA who is obviously by first sight a very CREEPY LOLICON

Are you sure that's a good thing?

He is so creepy that he likes DAPHNIA.

We were studying Daphnia for Science without the teacher telling us their name, and this is how I found out

But thank god he likes Daphnia or else I couldn’t have cheated on my Science (Well, the teacher revealed their name anyways)
The person who recruited him is Taneshima POPURA who was supposed to grow as tall as a POPLAR tree but GENETIC MUTATIONS made her REALLY REALLY SHORT

Red Line - Popura's height; Yellow Line - Average Person; Picture on Right - Poplar Tree >_>

Anyways she forced strongly recommended Souta to work for no pay at all.
So he goes to WORK.
The ASSISTANT MANAGER is this person, Shirafuji KYOUKO:

The irony I don't even need to type it out

Who basically does nothing all day and eats the store’s supply of PARFAITS.
Next is Todoroki YACHIYO who was BULLIED as a kid:

I would feel the need to carry a katana too with those people around me

But KYOUKO “saved” her so she works at Whateveryoucallthatstorename. No, not when she was in elementary. Well, hopefully not when she was in elementary…
Then there are some boring chefs who do not have even anywhere close of a resemblance between a certain awesome pirate because only one of them has blond hair and smokes.

Awesome guy is in the background

Satou JUN is the one who is epic but Souma HIROOMI is just some random n00b who happens to be able to blackmail almost anyone.
Finally Inami MAHIRU is some random person who’s scared of men so she PWNS THEM LIEK RLY HARD LOLOLOL
…No, seriously.

Mahiru-san? Mahiru-san? Room cleani-

So we have these main characters. Then we realize
THERE IS NO MANAGER
So he comes back from vacation to the restaurant:

Oh wait that's the manager. Oh wait no that's not the manager...

However, he brought souvenirs for Kyouko to eat. This makes Yachiyo jealous cause we all know her parfaits are the only type of food in the world so she STABS STABS STABS STABS SOPRANO TENOR ALTO BASS SAXOPHONE!

I R SMEAGLO

You then realize that Satou is in love with Yachiyo, who is in love with Kyouko. But obviously, as this is a moeblob anime, nothing happens out of that!

...

A drunken Suika Kozue then appears, who reveals that she is Souta’s SISTER. KOZUE reveals that Souta CROSSDRESSED when he was little because he could only wear his sisters’ old clothes. Obviously this is very, very bad for his reputation and so he BLACKMAILS EVERYONE

But yeah, did he really need to make his hair like that..? @_@

We get introduced to the rest of his sisters, one of which is a NOVELIST, Takanashi IZUMI

I'm pretty sure it's not...

That pile of paper behind her is her room. :/
Then we have an EVIL LAWYER, Takanashi KOZUE

OBJECTION !!

And finally a NORMAL person, Takanashi NAZUNA.

They're all just paramecia

As it’s a moeblob anime, there’s basically NO PLOT WHATSOEVER! Meaning after introducing the characters the show is /over/.
Oh and there’s this:

BEST. INANIMATE. OBJECT. EVER.

…Yeah.
…The thing is, what is there to say about this? It’s based on a 4koma. I’m not gonna analyze anything because /there’s NOTHING TO ANALYZE/.
Yet, that is.
As for the show itself, it’s interesting; there’s no continuous plot (how many times did I say this now), but each individual scene is humourous enough.
I would recommend it to people who like watching k-On!, etc., but not to many others. To be honest I was not very satisfied with the anime, but who knows what’s going to happen next?
Nevertheless, one thing comes to my attention.
One is why ANIME! ALWAYS! NEEDS!! EXCLAMATION!!! MARKS!!!!!!!!!!!. It makes my sense of grammar wince in pain. “I watched the new anime, Working!!.”. You have exclamation marks and then a period. Working!! is not a sentence by itself; you can’t say: “I watched. Working!! It was interesting.” So then why would they include the exclamation marks?
But they’re there for like EVERY ANIME. Durarara!. Angel Beats!. Working!!. k-On!. Mayoi Neko Overrun!. This is a Nonexistant Anime by Mushy!?!?.
Anyways, yeah. If you’ve got stuff to do I wouldn’t recommend watching this anime but if you’re lazy and bored, this is a good way to burn off some time.

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.


Recruiting

Well, as you know, I’ve been somewhat neglecting this blog with fillers and the like (views dropped down to 10 as of today), so…

I’m recruiting new bloggers to blog for my site…!

…I’m pretty sure noone will apply though >_>

Anyways, you need to be able to make something like a post a day (prolly less cause I’m still alive), not want to steal all of my money from my bank account of which the number may or may not be in a post draft, and I have to at least know you personally (not exactly IRL, but like, I know who you are… if you’re a Nigerian prince, GTFO)…

I’m putting this up for a while because I want to actually do stuff in Summer and not post stuff all day, so… :D if you volunteer!

Oh and no pay/compensation/wage, sorry (why would you even want pay?!)


A System Post

…Well, there haven’t been many of these for some time :/

Anyways, I added some stuff to the left hand screen (did you ever notice that? There’s a sidebar ohmigosh), but they’re all useless. RSS seems to be broken… I won’t bother fixing it, but there’s a subscribe at the very bottom of the sidebar. Email subscriptions would be good, however, you’ll get spammed :/

Er, I also deleted the links; I’m working on an actual links page, however, it will only include links that I have O-REW’d or else there’d be too many to look at at once. I’ll organize those later too.

..Yeah, I guess that’s it… er, my next task with the blog is to actually get all of those links ready for a review, so that I can add them to the page. Then I might learn some HTML to make this look less bad >_>


Post Categories

…Alright, just an update on the categories: I’ve completely revamped the categories so that it’s more.. organized.

Here’s the order: Series > Drawings (those drawings I make) > Animanga > Gaming > Rants > Organization > Life > Links > Filler.System is separate.

Now each post only has one category which should make for easier browsing (not that anyone browses this site)…! You can still use tags to search for everything with one tag though.

…As you can see, this is in Organization as it’s more important than Links :P

^ Spongebob Yagami. Death Note Spongebob +_+

http://www.mikechambers.com/blog/2010/04/20/on-adobe-flash-cs5-and-iphone-applications/

^ Once again, another article detailing how much Apple sucks :P

http://blogs.adobe.com/air/2010/04/adobe_air_applications_for_and.html

^ …And we can change adobe air games to Android in only 10 minutes… Google > Apple…

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/28236/Apple_Hires_IGN_Editor_As_App_Store_Game_Editorial_Chief.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+GamasutraNews+(Gamasutra+News)

^ …Apple hires an IGN editor as its app store game editorial chief…

http://www.boingboing.net/2010/04/23/do-boobies-lead-to-e.html

^ …Do women dressed immodestly cause earthquakes? Sorta stupid question, but we won’t know until we try, on Monday :P

Bulbasaur sends out Mushyrulez!

…well, check back tomorrow, I guess…!


R.A.N.D.O.M.ized Failure

B: O

I: O

S: M

O: O

N: M

…translation: I’m failing.

The blog links are halfway done (or rather, quarter-way), and I’ve just left them there to take care of later.

I’m posting a minute before the deadline of the post.

I have at least 10 tabs in my “Reopen Later” list, and I still haven’t watched the FGS and GDC recordings.

I’m a month behind in schoolwork. I haven’t done any math for 3 months.

I have two big out-of-school exams in May. I haven’t started studying for them.

And my desk is.. messy.

To add to this, I’ve become addicted to Heroes of Gaia, I’m still playing Mabinogi, and I want to start 12.5 (but I can’t).

And, a project I haven’t started on is due in the next month.

Finally, my mom is pretty darn angry at me for wasting my time making this post. Thankfully, she doesn’t know this is a blog. Just looked at the “I’m a month behind in schoolwork” part, which made her pretty mad :P

Anyways, links for today (minimal):

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/7290849/Apple-removes-5000-apps-from-App-Store.html

^ Apple removes 5000 apps… Controversial decisions are controversial, but still… this is a bit stupid… (/possibly/ NSFW)

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/22/your-money/health-insurance/22consumer.html

^ Some things about the American health care thingy…. but who cares, it’s American, not CANADIAN!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/20/AR2010032002711.html

^ That broadband thingy…. It’s politics day, apparently. >_<


End of Spring

…Not really, more like beginning of spring.

But end of spring break…

Also, the FGL Development competition has ended! I submitted a game, however, it had a fatal bug in it, making me revert it to a previous version that didn’t have the awesomesauce that it would have had (in other words, I epically failed)… working on that for the month long one though…!

So, time to conduct that R.A.N.D.O.M. that I was supposed to do…

…Who even cares about this anyways? :P

B: D

I: D

S: O

O: D

N: M

…What can I say?

This Spring Break has been a massive failure (productivity-wise).

Fun-wise, most epic spring break evar.

…Actually, I’ve been making posts with less content /during/ Spring Break, as I don’t have that extra two hours that I get during weekdays.

So, anyways, links…

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/12/AR2010031203720.html

^ That’s right, the USA is falling behind on broadband… they’ll “try” to get it up though… :P

http://freedomtodiffer.com/man-fined-for-insulting-ex-girlfriend-on-face

^ Man sued for insulting ex-girlfriend on facebook… the internet records everything you say; you can’t get away with it.

http://www.efa.org.au/2010/03/11/oz-internet-censorship-noticed-in-china/

^ China censoring other stuff nao… read the full article…

http://malariaenvoy.com/tabid/61/Default.aspx?udt_373_param_detail=109

^ Government’s making something to support other people in supporting people who support people in Africa with malaria…! (Or something like that)

…Not many links at all, even with that filler post; however, will have more starting from this Tuesday…!


System RSSsStuffz

Thanks to certain helpful links for.. helping me with this matter…

So, first of all, links.

I’ve realized that there’s actually a blogroll, and thus I don’t have to create a links page. Unfortunately, this blogroll is gonna be pretty big… so, as a solution, I put in my favourite (by that, I mean most interesting blog that updates semi-often) in the blogroll, and the rest in the links page… hopefully this will work until I can figure out a solution (the one I have in mind is having randomly selected links appear every reload, so that you don’t have to click the links page to browse links and you don’t always see the same ones)…

Secondly, the skin.

…I’ve changed the skin, and I’ll see if this works… I might change it again, but that’s something for later (and not just because I’m procrastinating)…

Thirdly, automated posts…

…Does anyone know how to configure an automated post…? I’m not gonna be really active on the week right after the break, but I’ve got enough time now to make enough posts to fill all those days…

Never mind, found out while adjusting the date for this post…! :O

Finally, the RSS.

Creating it itself was pretty simple (the step-by-step guide helped -_-)… however, there was a hitch halfway through, where wordpress updated one of their posts; thankfully, this actually made it easier…!

…So, if you’re reading this, subscribe now…! :D

(So that you can get updates without me spamming links)


End of Winter

Alright, so… it’s the end of winter; aka, SPRING BREAK…! :D

It’s time to conduct another R.A.N.D.O.M. on myself (see these posts); before and after the break. Right now I”m pretty disorganized…

B: O, I: O, S: M, O: O, N: M

….Basically, the same, if not worse, than the previous post… I’m hoping to boost all of these to at least N, possibly A by the end of the break…

…Will rant about something tomorrow…

…And FGS (Flash Gaming Summit) and GDC (Game Developers Conference) will be on, this Monday, I think…! :D

Another downside to Chromed Bird: No spellcheck and cannot find tt’s…. Have to go to the main page for tt’s, and I sound really uneducated (which is… true) without spellcheck ;-;

..Anyways, links…!

^ Steam for mac… unfortunately, I’m not really a part of steam (me being a purely flash gamer), and I haz windows… but if you want to, clicky clicky…!
^ That’s right; FANCY PANTS WORLD 3!
^ Awesome flash! …I’m not sure what it’s really about though, maybe just for laughs -_-
^ Yep, trolololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololololol…!
^ Really long rant… I didn’t finish reading it yet -_-
^ Charts and their ridiculousness. It’s getting so stupid it’s funny enough to post -_-
^ Useful, get an archive of all of your tweets, so it’s easier to.. view them? I didn’t install this yet though…
^ Flash is awesome, this explains why. Apparently, it’s part 1, so I’ll post the other parts when they appear…?
^ Developing games on social platforms… a GDC event :D
^ A post about data quality and why it’s important…
^ Interesting post; the world’s getting sexist these days (well, anonymity on the internet helps that…)
^ Yep, twitter recently surpassed 10 billion tweets..! Unfortunately, the 10 billionth is protected :/
^ Really, really disturbing. It’s just strange. Don’t watch it if you don’t want to. This face symbolizes my feelings completely right now :/
…Thanks for staying up so late, peoplez…! >_<

System Schtuffz

Alright, so this is a system post.

Basically, these are posts without any content. Yay. Except it’s not /completely/ a filler post.

I only write System posts when I update something related to the blog. Most of the time, this happens when I have no links to post as well. Yay for coincidences…

What are t3h updates then?

I HAZ ADDED PAGES. Yes, they’re /severely/ incomplete (though the contact page looks finished). I’ll add more later. Right now, I’m trying to collect all the links for the links page, and trying to find a better skin as well.

Also, just to clear up some other things;

When I say g'(day/night), this means that a person (or an inanimate object) is leaving or has entered an area (e.g. twitter). Day/night corresponds to the time that it is at -8 GMT (PST) or if the person has already said “good morning” or “good night”, it’ll be according to that, because of timezone differences and so on and so forth…

When I go on twitter every morning and at night, I’ll tweet this blog. I’ll also tweet it when I add a new post; if this is the same as when I sleep, then I’ll only tweet once because of redundancy and spamming…. just a heads-up for those who think I’m… overstressing my point.

…This blog is actually supposed to be a development blog. You can see that that is failing right now; currently, all of the posts up till now are fillers, and I suppose they will be for a pretty long time. So right now, this blog is just about a massive jumble of random topics stuck together in a really bad skin. That overlaps images. T_T

Oh, and finally, yes, this post is not posted by Mushyrulez, even though I did write it -_-

Oh, yeah, I’m also working on making a RSS; then again, nobody will check it T_T


Random Bison

Alright, so after hours of sleeping, I’ve figured out an acronym that goes along with R.A.N.D.O.M.: B.I.S.O.N. (Wow, something like :.:.:.: can be used for ASCII art…!).

What does this stand for now? [sarcasm] Because my acronym-making skillz are so amazing [/sarcasm], they actually stand for groups of words… -_-

Blog Organization.

Internet Stuff.

School Work.

Organization of Other Stuff.

Not-In-School Work.

So then, I’m guessing I should review myself ATM:

B: M. I: N. S: O. O: M. N: M.

Whoo, another thing that sorta looks like a word…! Basically, what that means is that I am epically failing at everything besides generally browsing the web, because I got that sorted out two days ago.

Unfortunately, I didn’t clean my room (I’ll post a picture of it uncleaned and cleaned tomorrow); however, I did go to the Richmond O-Zone. It really didn’t have many things to do; however, there were a ton of people, so I guess I just had fun because of the atmosphere…! Also, they made us dump out our drinks before we entered; that was pretty smart, as it both stopped possible bombings and made us buy drinks inside the venue, leading to more $$$…

Today was also the second most awesome hockey match of the Olympics; Canada vs. USA. It was exciting, up till when USA scored its fifth goal. Then it was sorta pointless… looking forward to their second match, if it does happen! That’s when we’ll get our revenge… >:D Also, during the TV broadcasting, I spotted several people holding up several.. interesting acronyms, such as TSN (The Superior Nation) or CTV (Canadian Team’s Victory). Funny thing is, that both of those are news channels… and the people holding up the signs were on completely opposite sides of the stadium…! The other unfortunate thing about this match (besides Canada losing) was that the internet completely stopped in Vancouver, especially at the end of each period; doing anything was completely impossible. Too many people were using the internet to tell people… stuff (me included). This made me double-tweet a lot… -_-

In other news, I am searching for a new twitter client…! I tried Brizzly, but that didn’t work; not only did it not provide an accurate graphical display of when there were new tweets, but it didn’t have multiple reply functions (forcing me to copypaste if I needed to reply to multiple people) and worked exactly the same as web; except less efficient. I’m trying Chromed Bird, since I recently moved to Chrome as my default browser; it’s working out pretty well as of right now. However, the perfect twitter client (if it was possible) for me would be a web-based client, the same as Twitter’s actual site, except with automatic updates (instead of pressing the “5 new tweets” button), and not skipping over tweets (which means, basically it doesn’t show you some tweets for some reason). Both these problems seem to be resolved with Chromed Bird, however, a final problem that isn’t resolved (that works in web) is hovering over “in reply to _____” messages and being able to see what the person replied to; Chromed Bird requires you to click on it to find out. However, one of the major benefits of Chromed Bird is that it’s a web-based add-on; in other words, it’s not a separate application that I have to open up every time;  nor a separate webpage that I have to open every time. It also allows me to tweet and immediately stop tweeting in case my superiors come by; that’s one trait that I doubt many other good clients have.

Finally, the links for today…

^ Another speech that I didn’t listen to yet; too long for me, at this point, so I’ll listen to it on Tuesday. But, as the link says, it’s a “mind-blowing speech”. That probably means it’s good. :P
^ Another wordpress post; there’s some interesting spikes in the RSS cloud… I’m guessing it’s just poisson distribution acting in again, but it could be because of a hoard of people suddenly surfing blogs or something…
^ If only I had that much time on my hands… giant superstructure (like the “Ark” in 2012) made out of… lego. O_o
^ Just found this site out through that link… I’m not going to post any more of these, but… well, they’re strange facts… that give me USELESS KNOWLEDGE…! :D
^ Send yourself an email… to the future…! Yay for time capsules! Except, now they’re in internet form… I sent myself an email, destined to be opened five years later… if I still keep my email address -_-
^ Hmm… seems like a super-google-I’m-feeling-lucky mixed with yahoo answers and ask.com… and it has to be in a question form! :D?
Alright, thanks for reading. Erm, I’ll add “about” pages and the such on Tuesday…! :D

R.A.N.D.O.M.

…Yayz, today is #FantasyFriday (and to a smaller scale, #FollowFriday)… however, that also means tomorrow is #SuicideSaturday. No, that is not an actual tag. Or, a tag that is used by someone other than me.

I’ve found out that my project is now due next next Thursday; two days before Spring Break. Yay for procrastination and extending due dates.

Regarding the survey-thing yesterday; as the people who visited were mostly elementary students, I got a lot more experimentees from younger ages (to be exact, 7 people between the ages of 9 and 11). Some parents came too, so I also got more older experimentees; 9 between the ages of 35 and 55. Hopefully, this will help me localize my results before I present to two other classes; then again, I don’t have any immediate strong motivation to continue with my schoolwork… -_- For the survey, please sign up by emailing me at mushy.1337@yahoo.ca, mushyrulez@gmail.com, leaving me a note on my twitter (it’s pretty obvious what it is), or posting a comment below with your email, gender and age range.

Anyways, in other news, I’ve decided (through a lot of boredom) a system on how organized I am! …Since I love acronyms and the such, I’ve decided to name this system “R.A.N.D.O.M.” The letters, individually, stand for a group of words:

  • M stands for Massive Failure, because I couldn’t think of anything with Fail that began with M. (Mail Fission’d is too confusing)
  • O stands for On the Edge. Yes, I realize this is 3 words.
  • D stands for Dealing with it. This is, by far, my lamest acronym ever. I don’t need to know how bad it is, I can already tell.
  • N stands for Normal, because it’s normal and such.
  • A stands for Automated; basically, I usually have many things automated, where I can just click a single button (e.g. the restore session) to open up all of my “daily” items. This was where I was at before I started subscribing to 40 blogs -_-
  • R stands for Really Good. This is also Really Lame. T_T

…I’m be thinking of another acronym to determine which areas I apply R.A.N.D.O.M. in: right now, I’m at M, for pretty obvious reasons.

Tomorrow’s prolly gonna be another tiny post; so I’ll post down my Plan of Action for next week right now:

  • Create an About, Contact, and Links page.
  • Get up to A for… my internet stuff. Basically, I can’t really manage everything after just getting google reader and chrome. Also, looking for better twitter client than web.
  • Finish my project. Yes, this is impossible. Hooray for me.

Finally, the links for today and such…

^ Long article about the future of the internet. Long story short, it’s basically a discussion about whether the growth of technology, specifically the internet, will decrease our intelligence. Read through the /whole/ article; it’s actually quite interesting.
^ hahaha, pretty old article. However, I was just informed about this from my teacher; the term “politically correct” will be deemed politically incorrect soon enough…! D:
^ Not only does it shorten the URL, it also makes it suspicious! …basically, a useless tool that’s great for telling people not to click your link. I don’t get what the point of that is, but it does provide a few laughs…!
^ …I didn’t actually watch the whole thing; heck, I didn’t even watch the first minute…! But if you have the time, this seems quite interesting. Tell me what it’s about too -_-

Real First Post

Alright… so this is the real first post…!

If you are reading this, post a comment below, so that I know how many people there are who are reading this… (well, that was a bit too obvious…)

This is being posted far earlier than I scheduled it to be; the reason is because of a survey (that I have unfortunately been spamming many places with) that I have to conduct for a school project…

I am now in the process of spamming this link instead, as it is easier to type, and can also fit into a tweet.

If you are seeing this right now, I probably spammed your forum/thread/inbox, and then you chose to come here.

This is purely a test post; this is to see how many people will come…

Please, tell other people that you know to come here too; I will update somewhat daily…

The next post (tomorrow or something) will contain the details of the actual survey.

Until then, entertain yourself with these links:

http://twitter.com/Mushyrulez

http://dragcave.net/view/qNeY

http://mushyrulez.myminicity.com/

http://www.kongregate.com/games/kingk/dream-world?kv_refuid=71799?refferer=Mushyrulez

Thanks for visiting, check back tomorrow pl0x…!

-Mushy

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First

So… this is the first post… and I guess this will stay as the only post in this blog, until I have something better to post in here. My estimated date of that will be at the beginning of March, so come back then.

Please?