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*o* I need to put more icons in this account... [Feb. 12th, 2007|12:18 pm]
Geoff
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OMG..... *o* Toy Fair... the pokemon, THE POKEMON!!!!!!!!!!

And other things, things I find hillarious.

http://toyfair07.asmzine.com/gallery/Hasbro/More-Marvel-Spider-Man/slides/IMG_6014.html
(My FIRST spider man XDDDD This toy wins the award for lolz name)

http://toyfair07.asmzine.com/gallery/Hasbro/More-Marvel-Spider-Man/slides/IMG_6020.html
(This toy wins the award for WHY DO I EXIST?!?!?!)

http://toyfair07.asmzine.com/gallery/Hasbro/More-Marvel-Spider-Man/slides/IMG_6019.html
(Just a banner, but I LOVE Wolverine's smile there. It's so ":3 Horray!!!")

http://toyfair07.asmzine.com/gallery/Hasbro/Star-Wars-Transformers/slides/IMG_6229.html
(Darth Vader, TRANSFORM!!! These have been out for a while, but it's nice that they actually look like Autobots now. It makes it much more hillarious)

http://toyfair07.asmzine.com/gallery/Mattel/Funkeys-Part_2/slides/IMG_6559.html
(SOME of these look cool... some of them...)

*w*!!!!!!!

http://toyfair07.asmzine.com/gallery/Jakks-Pacific/Pokemon/slides/IMG_6724.html

I want that one, and that one and that one..... Starli (or whatever it's now called) looks awesome. Raichu is looking like, overhappy, but it looks like an awesome toy. I'm really annoyed about Turtwig's hind leg shit though. Like, really annoyed... it's stupid and annoying. :/  I also hate to say it, but pokemon which are not my favourite like Mantyke, I actually like the figures. Fighting Toad's head looks way too skinny, but it looks okay... Buizel looks nice, as does Chatot, and Electivire. Elecsquirrel and Bunny look good, hell, they all look good, even the freekin token Pikachu. There are more awesome Pokemon, but I'm hungry... XD
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Micro Inuyasha Movie 3 Review [Dec. 29th, 2006|11:05 pm]
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I have seen movie 1 sometime in the past. And movie two had moths or something right? Well, it didn't have enough, I know that much.

Luckily, movie 3 was about twelve times more memorable than the other movies, and it seemed to actually fit into the plot. Spoilers follow. \

The movie starts out freeking BEAUTIFULLY with a scene from the past-past. Before the time of the main Inuyasha plot, I finnally got to see what Inuyasha's father looks like. Very nice design. They kept some humour in these scenes too for a couple seconds with Mioga; which helped in my opinion, especially in terms of plot connection. We also see slightly younger looking Sessy. Which was awesome.

After some dramatic foreshadowing, we are given the classic pokemon movie-esque recap of the entire series up to the point the movie is (which, to be honest I have no clue, I think it's before that bat girl thing though, but I could be wrong)

Then is about 20 minutes of present day stuff, which is nice as always. Then, even more dramatic stuff happens.

Unfortunately, the climax of the movie was back in the past scene, and nothing really happens during the rest of the movie which goes beyond the awesomness of Inuyasha's father. There's some nice character development, and some not so nice development, but since it's a movie it doesn't matter a whole lot. Jaken and Rin, my personal favourite characters got a lot of screen time for being such minor characters, and even got some development. The main plot... well, it was odd because, while the villians were dissolved, the actual situation that seems to be the theme of the movie is kind of..... thrown aside. XD

Basically, Inuyasha and his brother were supposed to work together to save the day; and Sessy was supposed to realize he has someone to protect.

While it's clear Sessy has feelings for Rin; he outright refuses to admit it, but of course still saves the day with bro. All well and good for hidden character stuff, but it made for a really anti-climactic and un-emotional end. It COULD have been saved a lot with some quality Rin moments after the event, but it was just... well, a little wishy washy in my opinion. Long story short, I actually really enjoyed this movie. It was decent  for a series film. The ending credits were done REALLY nice as well.

Although I have not played Kingdom Hearts, there were a few of what my friends would call "Sora Moments" Which made me VERY entertained. There were a couple obvious ones, but there was one I found so funny I had to do something about it. Hopefully it will illustrate the point. Take care all.

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Vin Keras portrait [Dec. 22nd, 2006|08:43 pm]
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Thought up the name just now, it might change in the future...




Short Temporary Bio

Just looking at the baby, the people of Aves knew he was from the distant desert to the east. Adopting the child as their own would have not even been a second thought if it wasn't for a look the baby gave. His eyes seemed cold, afraid, but luckily for Vin, an older couple gave him a second thought. And a third, and a fourth, until he was a ten year old boy. Raised in isolation on the outskirts of Aves, Vin never knew the city, or its wonders, but reached out to it every night from his window.

But it was the streets of Aves he was destined to rule.

On a warm dark night, those streetlamps may indeed be eyes. And the long winding paths, may indeed coil up to attack you.

Can you survive stone fangs?


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Video games (omg) [Dec. 10th, 2006|01:49 pm]
Geoff
Yes, I'm making a post here. Actually it's just going to be a summation of my videogame experiences of the last few months or so. Where to start...

Yoshi's Island DS

The sequel to probably the greatest platforming game of all time definately does not surpass the original. It doesn't really drop far under either, but it had huge shoes to fill, so I don't blame it at all. You trade watermeleon seeds for 4 additional babies, 3 of which I have unlocked. The babies (Peach, DK, Wario, and Baby Bowser) each have different attacks and abilities which hinder and help Yoshi in various situations. Surprisingly Mario is the least versatile, only giving a dash, ability to hit blocks, and a couple scattered super star location gimicks. All in all, the baby addition is fun, but it seems a bit forced at times. My only other gripe is the music. It's the same song over and over, much like Super Mario World. It's not a bad thing, but it can get a little annoying. That and the game is actually fairly hard and frustrating, but some will like that. Needless to say, despite my gripes, it's a fantastic game. I only judge it so because the first one was so very awesome.

Nintendo Wii

On November 19th I woke up close to 4AM and camped out in front of the Wal-mart close to my Aun't house (I left res for the special occasion). There were 17 people there ahead of me, and it was probably one of the most uncomfortable 4 hours of my life. It was too cold to really play DS, and I spent my time listening to music from my Laptop which I hoped would generate heat, but it didin't really give me all that much. But, when the tickets were given out, I got number 16 (lolz desperation grab) and I was set. After more waiting, we were let into the store, and there was a mad rush. They started selling them, but, then some crazy lady yelled and made them sell them in order of ticket given out. This actually made a lot of sense, as people who were waiting a day could get it a good half hour before those who waited 3 hours; a true reward indeed.

So, I picked up only Zelda, my credit card (which I only got because of Wii) worked, and I was set. I went to my aunt's house, made a Mii, and played Zelda for about an hour. Then I packed up and went back to res, and, probably studied or did homework or something. You see, I couldn't actually play Wii here until a few days later. You see, I have an entry level small TV which doesn't have those happily coloured inputs. But, since then I have put around 20 hours into Zelda (I think about that, maybe a bit less) and am only on the 4th dungeon. I have had to use Gamefaqs a few times because I'm a pansey and don't want to miss any damn pieces of heart hidden in dungeons because navigating them is annoying as all get out. Well, with that, I suppose should talk about....

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

(MINOR Spoilers)

This is the game we have all been waiting for. Or, well, that's what they say. A realistic, more mature Zelda (Rated T omg!) for the masses to relish. Let me start with what I like. The music, art direction, art in general, gameplay, all pretty freekin fantastic. Fun fun weapons and minigames aside, there is variety, freedom, and fun all around. It takes the scale and difficulty and basic form of Ocarina of Time, and throws in a little bit of the creativity, gameplay uniqueness, and charm of Majora's Mask. (Which I prefered) Throw in a few aspects of the Wind Waker and even Four Swords Adventure, and really, you have a really great accumulative Zelda experience. The story is pretty amazing, and far deeper and "in your face" than previous Zelda games. This unfortunately leads me to probably the most scary thing you might hear a Zelda say in this day and age. I think I enjoyed Wind Waker better. (At least so far) While the story here IS better, it also seems less attached to Zelda. It really focuses on Midna (Which is actually a REALLY amazing character) And Zant, who is the new bad guy type of thing. Now, they do connect all this to the greater Zelda timeline, which is fantastic, but we get no connections to the past games like we did in Wind Waker. There are old races, but we don't have the Gorons dying out or anything. Most importantly regarding Wind Waker's achievements, this Link is less dynamic and real than the Link of the WW. TP Link has some awesome moments, but, he usually just has this goofy smile and a brave face at times. He's more emotional in wolf form, which is kinda sad I think. WW Link didn't want to be a hero, and grew into the role fantastically! This Link wants to save some people, and after that, just goes along with Midna and becomes a hero. The background characters are all full of life, but, I'm still a little dissapointed in Link.

But (spoilers) The game has Zoras, which make me happy, very happy. And they have deepened them up a lot. Apparently they are religious now, sorta backwards middle eastern, as in, the males all hide their faces with huge fish helmets. The designs and art in this game is just SO great. It's a shame there were not more overall story things; and that Link wasn't as expressive, or I would definately go out and say this is the best Zelda game ever crafted.

Also there is fishing, which is really freekin fun.

Wii Sports

I wish I didn't overlook this for so long. I played a little bowling, couldn't win a single game of tennis, so I pretty much ignored it. But with no solid two hours to put into the 4th dungeon, I have been playing it a lot. And I have to say, Wii Sports actually deserves the high 70s - high 80s it is getting in scores. There was a certain glee I got when my batting linup consisted of

Me
Rock Lee
Marco
Alicia ~<3 (Pinkechidna)
and
David (Lord Cyber)

It was just, I don't know, there was just something freekin amazing about that. And the games are fun too! I can finally win at Tennis, I played a bit of Golf too, Bowling is awesome, and the fitness and training modes are surprisingly deep. I had a really good day and my fitness age ended up at 26, my previous was like, 50 or something.

The Future

For DS, I really am only planning on getting Kirby Squeak Squad, Jump Ultimate Stars (Import or Asian mall), and Pokemon Pearl (When it comes out)

Pokemon will probably consume my life completely. With online play, and, the fact that it's pokemon, oh man.... it's crazy. I might also look into Custom Robo.... the GCN version was a sleeper hit, and I really enjoyed it. There are also other scattered games that I might look into later on. We'll see.

For Wii, I am planning on asking for Elebits for Christmas. If you don't know about this game, I'll do my best to brief you. You're a kid who gets angsty because there's a power outage when his fav. TV show is on. Only in this world, electricity is made from little sprite things, and his parents are reasearchers of them, which has added angst. So, you go get your lazer gun, and kill collect elebits throughout the entire game for some reason. The concept art is awesome, don't ask questions >>;;;; It has really minor online modes (There is a level edit, and you can share the levels, although this won't be functional until 2007) and general multiplayer stuff. I might wait for the review before I fully ask for it, but it seems a good contender for my second Wii game. Third would probably be Wario, and fourth will have to wait and see. Paper Mario is set for 1st quarter, as is Battalion Wars, and HOPEFULLY Pokemon Battle Revolution. I hope Pokemon DS hurrys up..... gotta get training for 3D online battles *w*

Well, with that, I better hook up my Wii again, I took it to a friend's house on Friday. I have an exam on Thursday, so I gotta train! (>.>)

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This is Halloween~ town Crawl [Nov. 11th, 2006|08:02 pm]
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This is the Halloween town version of a character I created for a Kingdom Hearts RP. Rather than simply tack on a mask and fangs to the feminine squaresoft version of a character, I actually worked in reverse. My character is actually a keyblade user who originates from Burtonville Halloween town. I started with a rough sketch of his Halloweentown form, and actually drew his Square-like form after. This, is done after both of them, and is just basically an upgraded version of the original sketch. It's mostly just black fineliner, but I used pencil for the eye socket.


-Poem-

Born in a world where humans dwell
In a time before time, had started to smell

A young lad who's name needed really not matter
And a holiday who's light was beginning to shatter
The boy had enjoyed oh those brightest of days
But that would all end, in the most tragic of ways

A simple game, just a rolling of dice
In exchange for the removal of unwanted lice
But when two dots were seen, the boy's fate was sealed
Back to the world, where worms make their meals.
Soon after the move, a switch was made

Almost all his left side, was taken away
Replaced with some rags, not burlap like boss
Yet still filled with the likes of beetles and moths.

Soon after the shock, the town was
Forgotten,
Destroyed.
But freedom was yet not, in the hands of the boy.

Toiling the days, doing bids for the master
While children of firearm do gain joy so much faster
But all was not lost, for the games must be played
The newly named Crawl was traded away.
Freedom now rides, in the town of Halloween
Young Crawl lives his days, in a hedge maze of Green

Awaiting the day, when more will be seen.

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Crawl. Last name, also not important.
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Fall... [Oct. 9th, 2006|10:07 pm]
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I wish this room had heat... Heheh, I suppose this is kinda a cross journal post. It's a drawing so it's going here though XD;;
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Anime Intros, outros. [Oct. 1st, 2006|06:56 pm]
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I got this from Eryn weeks ago. Been too lazy to actually do it. It is basically, post your 5 favourite anime openings and endings.

As, openings are my favourite part of anime, this was a very hard task. So, these may not be my top favourites, and, I absolutely love at least two dozen more than there are here, but, I think I picked some good ones, and, I'll explain why they made the list. More opinions on openings than closings though. It's time...

OPENINGS

5. Wild CHallenger http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYr81VXRLu4

Coming in at number 5 is the opening for Bobobo-bo-bobobo, the crazy random anime with really a varied fanbase. I really loved it for a while... but, the righting kinda drifts off after a while. It's still good, but not amazing. However, the intro has a lot going for it, and I mean a lot. It's only 1:00, more than the average 1:30, which means it has about an entire third less animation. However, the animation is all tight, the normal "better than the anime" quality, and most importantly, it flows. There is NO still shots to fill time, the opening is ALWAYS animated, and it suits the show perfectly. It syncs with the song, which is something, believe it or not, some intros don't have.

4. Biggest Dreamer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6dp4prWkls

Probably one of my favourite songs of all time. I don't really mean it's the song I think is the best, but, I have liked it for the longest, and havn't grown tired of it. This is the intro for Digimon Tamers, or the third season. Why does it win? Well, for a lot of the reasons Wild Challenger does. Fairly constant animation, good syncing (although not AS good) and, good flow. Flow and direction are probably it's biggest advantages. It has some really neat visual affects, and the timing is really nice. A "classic" shounen anime intro as far as the song goes.

3. Haruka Kanata
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cy4Sh9lXts

Second Naruto opening. Well, to be honest, I don't really like the song. However, I can't ignore how unbelievable the animation is. While I like "Go!!!" the most out of the Naruto openings for sheer creativity, this opening has the best production values by far. Really interesting colours and lighting, really creative cuts and editing. It has a few still shots, but even these, amazingly are animated, and edited to be really interesting. The focus on the teams and the battles, while still giving a really nice touch of story, even if I don't like the song, it's always a treat to watch. Favourite moment has to be Rock Lee's head snap. I always tingle a bit.

2. Daia no Hana http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uboz3wr56dU

From Black Cat. A beautiful song in my opinion. It has a really nice music box ending in the full version, it's a shame it was cut in the opening. It should be noted that the "B" version of this OP sucks. The flow, which isn't perfect to begin with it ruined. Well, although I said it isn't perfect, all I mean is that it could be done better. It still syncs up a thousand times better than some intros. But, what I like here, is largely in the first section, and the enemy "fall back" section. The opening part with the cat running, while cutting to the main characters running is really nice to me. And the enemy "fall back" Is awesome, and it directed and animated really well. The colours are dark and odd, but, it ends up working nicely. You get a real feel for the characters too.

1. Northern Lights http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X3fEyJjxA8

I think oversoul is a better song, (Unless maybe if we're talking the Okui version of this one, I just prefer her voice) but the Northern Lights Opening is probably my BASE for what I consider a good, staple anime opening. For one thing it has ALL the anime opening stereotypes. And, in the case of animation, comics, and the like, stereotypes are a very good thing, it's just how they are twisted which makes series stand out. Cliches of Anime intros include, but are not limited to....

Characters looking down, contemplative, romance based female characters seeming more sensual than they ever do in the show, "fall backs", young girl crying, the tear, and or hair drifting off screen, main character lunging at final enemy in a way that obviously wouldn't work, random symbolism that plays no real role.

These are a few, and I just listed them because, in most Shounen anime intros, you usually have at least two of them. Oh, and for the record, "fall backs" are when certain characters come on screen, and move off it in place of new characters of equal or greater standing. These images usually overlap in one way or another. I just made it up, but it's present in almost every OP where there is high energy.

Anyway, I wanted to add some others to this list, mainly from Pokemon, Rockman, and Law of Ueki...  but, while some of them have VERY good aspects, and in many cases better songs, I just couldn't bring myself to ignore some of the feats that the above achieved.


ENDINGS


Tamashii Kasanete http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJRmaAYp3go

Ending to Shaman King, I like the story conclusion, static images, but some very nice.

Vivid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1YJIZdRe1M

Ending to FFU, not... much in the way of animation, but a good minimalist approach. And an awesome song.

Deep Forest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvNFHtihTDo

This is the best example of a "staple" anime outro. It's a pretty song, with pretty slow, calming animation. Adds a bit of character depth not present in the story at the time of airing, quite nice.

Hanabi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKMtDNjzC3ADeep

High energie for an ending, while still being fairly calm. Focuses on some odd characters considering the point in the series, but it is well done. Maybe a little too literal to the title.

***Houki Boshi***   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krEeEmYRwL4&mode=related&search=

Hope that Link works... if not, search for it yourself. Heheh. There are like 13 versions of it though so pick the one you like best. This is one of my favourite songs, and the most creative way to handle an anime outro I have ever seen. It took SO much effort by the animators and directors all things considered. Made endings really worth watching. Some were better than others, but even then... *claps*


Well, there you have it. I think I'll post this in my Fishphibian account, cause I was a lot more serious and it was very animation and such related. And I didn't use emotes, I guess... that... is criteria now. Heheh.
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Preview Profile [Sep. 16th, 2006|12:22 pm]
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Slash! [Aug. 8th, 2006|07:27 pm]
Geoff
Not Guilty Gear. D; I bought Pokemon Leaf Green for some reason yesterday. For mainly the reason below. He's level 26 I think.  Sorta made this for a project a brother of a friend, who, is also a friend is doing. I'll probably draw a few more pokemon this summer for the project. That's just how neat it is. It's not super original, but it's cool. I don't know how long this took sorry. I hope to have original stuff soon.

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Gotta Catch Em All! (Pokemon Sketches) [Jul. 24th, 2006|10:25 am]
Geoff

Pokemon Drawings:

First up are two very recent drawings. These are the first drawings I have ever done in Flash, and some of the first "finished" drawings I have ever done straight on the computer. While Flash gives a nice flat look.... I have to say I like traditional media better, like, a lot better....


Wow, so, I guess there were only 4... Anyways, see you next-post.
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