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March 4th, 2007

I Can Do It Too

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Well there... since my lovely wife did it, I'll do it too. It's one of those things that would be fun to look back on someday.

( ) Smoked a cigarette at least one
( ) Drank so much you threw up trying to run with the big dogs
( ) Crashed a friend's car
( ) Stolen a car
(x) Been in love (did I mention her?)
( ) Been dumped.
( ) Been laid off/fired
( ) Quit your job
(x) Been in a fist fight??
( ) Snuck out of your parent's house (where the hell would I have gone in Cazadero?!?)
(x) Had feelings for someone who didn't have them back (but dude, that was in like 3rd grade)
( ) Been arrested
( ) Gone on a blind date
( ) Lied to a friend (never intentionally)
(x) Skipped school (oh hell ya -- sick days were rarely very sick)
( ) Seen someone die
(x) Been to Canada
(x) Been to Mexico (ran through it on the way to Guatemala when I was just a babe)
(x) Been on a plane
( ) Been on a cruise
(x) Been lost (all the time -- hell, I'm lost right now)
( ) Been on the opposite side of the country
( ) Gone to Washington, DC
(x) Swam in the ocean
( ) Felt like dying
(x) Cried yourself to sleep
( ) Played cops and robbers
(x) Recently colored with crayons
(x) Paid for a meal with only coins (more than once, I'm sure)
(x) Forgot to leave a tip? (I only assume)
(x) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't.
(x) Made prank phone calls? (all the time)
(x) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(x) Caught a snowflake on your tongue.
(x) Danced in the rain (frequently)
( ) Written a letter to Santa Claus,
(x) Been kissed under the mistletoe
(x) Watched the sun rise with someone you care about or love.
( ) Blown bubbles recently
(x) Made a bonfire on the beach in a sandpit?
( ) Crashed a party
(x) Gone roller-skating (and I suck oh-so-bad)
( ) Ice-skating
( ) Traveled to at least 5 U.S. states (I can only think of 3)

1. Any nicknames? Gai, Gidd, Gidd-man, Gilligan the Geezer
2. Age? 23
3. What is your favorite drink? Surge soda (if I think back into the past)
4. Tattoos? nope
5. Body piercing? nossir
6. How much do you love your job? On a scale of 0 to 1, 0.8.
7. Birthplace? Duncans Mills, CA
8. Favorite vacation spot: Japan
9. Ever been to Africa? no
10. Ever steal any traffic signs? no
11. Ever been in a car accident? only a small one
12. A, B, C, D, DD cup size? Um... I'm a dude, but I like em all.
13. 2 Door or 4 Doors? Either way, so long as it gets ya where yer going.
14. Salad dressing? lemon juice
15. Favorite pie? probably chocolate cream, maybe lemon meringue
16. Favorite number? powers of 2, especially 256 (2^8 FTW)
17. Favorite movie? Live-Action: Weird Al's UHF, Animated: MS Gundam Movie 3
18. Favorite holiday? Thanksgiving
19. Favorite food? Perhaps some kind of curry, maybe sukiyaki
20. Favorite day of the week? Friday
21. Favorite brand of body soap? Perhaps the foamy one?
22. Favorite TV shows? Berserk, Gundam 0083, Shin Getter Robo, MS Gundam (0079), SPT Layzner, Aura Battler Dunbine
23. Favorite Toothpaste? Tom's of Maine
24. Favorite smells? mint, tea, leather
25. What do you do to relax? play a fun but boring video game like World of Warcraft
26. Message to your friends reading this? I don't really expect anyone else to read this ;)
27. How do you see yourself in 10 years? Our house fixed up, maybe a new job, WoW character level 130.
28. What do you do when you're bored? I'm never bored. There's too much video games/anime to experience in this lifetime.
29. Furthest place you could/will send this message? That don't make much sense on the interweb.
30. Who will respond the fastest? I'm guessing her.

February 26th, 2007

A Journal Entry

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Well, I thought it was about time to use this thing for what it is, a journal. That's the reason I started this thing back up again, after all, to write down whatever junk happens to me so's I can read it later.

That being said, if anyone else is silly enough to read this, please don't hope to find it entertaining.

Well, we're heading off to Wondercon next week. It's a comic con, and we're anime/game nerds, but it's close enough that there's still some fun to be had. It's always fun trying to find the one or two dealer's booths with terrible quality 5th generation Hong Kong pirated super robot shows. That, and I couldn't bear to miss "Starship Smackdown" again. For those who aren't in the know, this is a room full of sweaty dweebs having a vote on which sci-fi spaceships would win in an imaginary duel of champions. And, of course, Kirk's Enterprise always wins. A couple years ago, when we were watching it, it beat the DEATH STAR. Yes, the planet-sized DEATH STAR!!! Either way, it makes me feel good about myself since I'll never be quite as big a loser as them (close though I may come).

And, pending a bit more research, we might buy some tickets to Video Games Live in San Fransisco. I mean, it'll be expensive-ish and somewhat difficult, but this is like the chance of a lifetime. Not only will the symphony be awesome and the light show/interactive huge screens be super cool, but KOJI KONDO will be performing live! Really, Mr. Mario/Zelda/etc, playing live, 2 hours from my house. Playing a medley of all his favorite songs! I mean, jeez, short of Nobuo Uematsu, and maybe Michiru Yamane or Yasunori Mitsuda, he's probably the most talented songwriter out there. I'm not gonna get this chance again, I should certainly go for it.

February 16th, 2007

I've spent the last 2 days on-and-off customizing my LJ and looking at other people's journals for inspiration. I was just sitting there staring at it when it hit me, you can actually write in this thing! Well, I'm just staggered.

Not that I have much that currently qualifies as news, but that's not what I journal's really about I s'pose. I'll write about some stuff that'll make me feel all fuzzy way down the road.

The endgame content in FFV Advance is awesome. I'm spending longer walking around the final map doing nothing than I did playing the rest of the game combined =P. I'm stuck between a desire to make this game last and the overwhelming gravity of all the other games I have to play, weighing down on me... down... down to the depths of lifelessness.

I mean, I haven't finished Twilight Princess, or Suikoden V, FFXII, Kingdom Hearts, Excite Truck... haven't even touched Mario Basketball on DS, and I have FFVI Advance waiting for me (which takes all priority, as it is unequivocally the best game EVAR, as my icon suggests).

Blargh, and blergh even. This is not even to mention the ever-constant presence of World of Warcraft. And that notwithstanding, there's loads of anime to be watched, and the rest of Battlestar Galactica. I am one flustered, yet fully entertained nerd.

And there's umm... that real life stuff too. I think that's a myth though, and old wives tale intended to scare goodhearted gamers like me.

February 15th, 2007

Alas, many thought I would never do this again, but they were wrong. Upon ever-constant nagging by my lovely wife (whose LJ I can't link to at the moment... I'll put that on my list to remember how to do that), I have buckled and will start logging my adventures in life again. It's been what, 3, 4 years? I wonder if any of those old LJ blokes I used to talk to are still up and running?

My posts will probably not resemble my posts of old, since I am now a professional programmer working in the vast businessland, and hence my free time and wittiness have shriveled down to nye nothing. Nevertheless, I bet this journal will prove useful in many months, when I'm aged and decrepit, and will feel the same kind of fuzziness looking back on this as I currently feel when I think about watching Captain N while eating Golden Grahams out of the box.

Hats off to life and all that it offers, especially slacking off from work to screw around with your blog! I'll try to really keep it up this time, as often as I can muster.

September 24th, 2003

Yeah...

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Yeah... I know I never post in this, and anyone who believes me when I say I'll keep on top of it should probably stop ^_^;;;;;

This is just mostly a message to say I'm sorry I never post in this thingy anymore, but school is super freakin hectic this semester, and I never have time to post (or read anyone else's) anymore. I used to post whenever I thought "hey, ya know what? I don't have anything else to do, maybe I should post!"... but darn it all, that just hasn't happened. Anyway, here I am ^_^ (right in the middle of doing homework assignments).

For anyone who wants to know, my life is still great, still having fun over here with the computers and the anime and whatnot, the anime club of which I am the president is still doing good, and everything's peachy. Everything except my comic that is ^_^;;; I don't think I'll ever really get to keeping that thing updated, it just seems so fruitless,... I dunno.

Anyway, here's the song of the... ummm... month or two I guess? ^_^;;; Gather Way, the opening to the first show in the "brave" series, Exkaizer! It's the newest of the songs I've put up, 88 or 89 I think, but anyway, it's a pretty awesome song and I hope someone downloads it and likes it cause that'll make me so very happy ^_^

August 24th, 2003

The comic! The comic!

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Yes!!!

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Yep, I made a new strip. I finished every single one of my models and made a new string in wonderful Three D (looks wierd spelled out doesn't it?) Go to my comic and check it out! ^_^

...I don't really want to make a huge update here, I'm not really in the mood to write, but Japan was fun (check out Eli's journal for a big writeup on that ^_^. I'm just waiting for school to start... yaaaaay! (I can't tell if it's sarcastic or not),,, hoping for a new computer soon, and getting in all of the video gaming I can (to a reasonable degree, Dev just takes it too far).

The anime club is starting back up, and it's time to get back in the school groove (no more 7AM -> 4PM sleep time). .......sigh... oh well ^_^ no problems here ^_^

And, since I'm really in to Z Gundam right now (the best show flippin ever), the song of this week is Mizu no Hoshi e Ai o Komete, the second Z Gundam opening. A wonderful song, Devon's favorite song of all time (I think).

Well, that's all I've got ^_^. I'll write again soon ^_^

July 30th, 2003

...that was a quote from last night (that I missed), drat it all.

Anyway, this is the last post I'm making before heading off to the land of the rising sun or whatnot. All done packing and a couple hours to spare. I'm leaving in about 2 1/2 hours for the bus station to get on the bus to go the the airport to get on the plane to get to the other airport to get on the plane to get to Japan. ... I've seeb the Simpsons on the TV so many times I can't count, so I'm writing this...

...oh yeah, you know what's a cool anime? Salamander. It consists of three movies, the first based on the NES game "Salamander" (from the Gradius universe), the second based on Gradius and the third based on Gradius II. You'd be amazed how awesome Vic Vipers look in that awesome late 80's animation style ^_^

Now for the song: Since I'm gone for 2 weeks, the song of the week for the next two weeks is the Sengoku Majin Goshogun opening: Goshogun Hasshin se yo. It's pretty quiet, so turn it up, but it's an awesome song that I've had for quite a while. It's one of the few real 80's Super Robots, and it's awesome (it's Devon's favorite Super Robot).

July 25th, 2003

Dev's playing Monster Rancher 3 in the background here... it's interesting, but I can do this while he's playing ^_^. It's an awesome game though, as is the new Lufia game for GBA, they keep mentioning stuff from Lufia 1 and 2 and it's soooo cool ^_^.

...Not much going on here, playing lotsa video games and doing some rendering (a recipe for not paying enough attention to my girlfriend - sorry! ;_; ). Not much to report here, but I thought I'd just upload another song since I have the chance, so here is one of my all time favorites, the Gold Lightan opening. I've had it for ages, it's an awesome song, and it goes to a great show (although it's technically a god aweful show, it's so much fun to watch).

...well, looks like I'll be off, reporting back soon. Byebye!! *woosh*

July 23rd, 2003

It's been a while since my last post, but this time I will not forget about this thing for a couple years like last time. I mean, hey, plenty of interesting things happen to me that should be written down... *shakes out of that temporary delerium* writing in a journal keeps me sane, yeah, that's it, sane, sane like a brain train, rollin' down the propane highway... keeping all the good little boys and girls at bay while the real terror is obviously right above them... the sun.

*shakes head* good thing I caught that one in time.

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July 15th, 2003

First order of business: new song upload. For anyone who cared to download the godsigma opening, here's another of my new aquisitions (that can't be spelled right), the Gingasenpuu Briger opening. It's a really nifty 2-minute song with really awesome bass at the beginning ^_^ hope someone enjoys it.

Second off, I just re-rendered all of my mecha in glorious real-3D (no more cel-shading for me). Like I said, cel-shading is just way too popular nowadays. (I'll put a new pic at the bottom of the post). They all look nice and good, and my next project is to render the ship from my story, the Impending Doom (oooooooh, scary). It's a space battleship, in the vein of Leiji Matsumoto's stuff (ya know, Harlock, Yamato, Emereldas, etc). I don't really dig his stuff myself, but hey, it's popular so it's a good thing to parody ^_^.
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